Patents by Inventor Michael Bräunlich

Michael Bräunlich has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9478913
    Abstract: An electronics module configured for insertion into a carrier unit and having, arranged on a rear side, a coding pair including a first coding part and a second coding part, wherein the first and second coding parts are configured in accordance with the lock-and-key principle, the first coding part being snapped into place in the rear side, while the second coding part is removably arranged on the first coding part, wherein a plug-and-socket connector is arranged on the second coding part such that a mating plug-and-socket connector arranged in the interior of the electronics module is insertable into the plug and-socket connector to establish an electrical connection, and wherein a memory chip which is connected to the plug and socket connector is also arranged on the second coding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Thomas Ott
  • Publication number: 20140011386
    Abstract: An electronics module configured for insertion into a carrier unit and having, arranged on a rear side, a coding pair including a first coding part and a second coding part, wherein the first and second coding parts are configured in accordance with the lock-and-key principle, the first coding part being snapped into place in the rear side, while the second coding part is removably arranged on the first coding part, wherein a plug-and-socket connector is arranged on the second coding part such that a mating plug-and-socket connector arranged in the interior of the electronics module is insertable into the plug and-socket connector to establish an electrical connection, and wherein a memory chip which is connected to the plug and socket connector is also arranged on the second coding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael BRÄUNLICH, Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: 8133081
    Abstract: An automation appliance includes a terminal module, in which a function module that is plugged into the terminal module, the automation device being suitable for modular extension by arranging in a row further terminal modules. The terminal module comprises a first holding device for holding the function module, a second holding device including a first contact device for holding a connecting module which has a second contact device, where a supply voltage for the function module is passable through the connecting module, and where a voltage monitoring device for monitoring the supply voltage is integrated in the function module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Michael Chowaniec, Stefan Dausend
  • Publication number: 20110232965
    Abstract: A terminating unit comprising a first terminating device for a first data line, a second terminating device for a second data line, a third terminating device, and a connecting device which is arranged for electrically connecting the first and the second terminating device to the third terminating device A switch-over unit interacts with the connecting device such that in cases where the third terminating device is connected to a counterpiece, the first terminating device and the second terminating device are connected to the third terminating device and in cases where no counterpiece is terminated at the third terminating device, the first terminating device is connected to the second terminating device for connecting through the data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael BRÄUNLICH, Hagen Böhme, Gunter Griessbach, Daniela Rochlitzer, Dirk Schmidt, Bernhard Weissbach
  • Patent number: 7944084
    Abstract: There is described a peripheral module which in addition to the connection terminals for the process data supply has connection terminals for the supply of voltage. Furthermore, the peripheral module has a changeover switching device to disconnect the peripheral module from an upstream load group. The peripheral module can assume the function of a supply group or a power module when a supply voltage is applied to the terminals. In a peripheral system made of several peripheral modules the voltage within a load group is supplied via an internal self-constructing voltage bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Stefan Dausend
  • Patent number: 7901223
    Abstract: An electronics module configured to be plugged into an installation module having an isolating element which is operated by an operating means to close and open a circuit during an insertion process and withdrawal process, respectively, wherein the isolating element includes a first connection having a first contact area, a second connection having a second contact area, and a closing element having a third contact area and a fourth contact area. The closing element is arranged in a disconnected position such that a first isolation separation is provided between the first contact area and the third contact area, and a second isolation separation is provided between the second contact area and the fourth contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Daniela Rochlitzer, Thomas Ott
  • Publication number: 20100304602
    Abstract: An automation appliance includes a terminal module, in which a function module that is plugged into the terminal module, the automation device being suitable for modular extension by arranging in a row further terminal modules. The terminal module comprises a first holding device for holding the function module, a second holding device including a first contact device for holding a connecting module which has a second contact device, where a supply voltage for the function module is passable through the connecting module, and where a voltage monitoring device for monitoring the supply voltage is integrated in the function module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Michael Chowaniec, Stefan Dausend
  • Publication number: 20100144178
    Abstract: An electronics module configured to be plugged into an installation module having an isolating element which is operated by an operating means to close and open a circuit during an insertion process and withdrawal process, respectively, wherein the isolating element includes a first connection having a first contact area, a second connection having a second contact area, and a closing element having a third contact area and a fourth contact area. The closing element is arranged in a disconnected position such that a first isolation separation is provided between the first contact area and the third contact area, and a second isolation separation is provided between the second contact area and the fourth contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Michael BRÄUNLICH, Daniela Rochlitzer, Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: 7679881
    Abstract: There is described an electrical system including a device which features a load current circuit and connection terminals for connection of the load current circuit. In the supply line to the connection terminals, separation contacts are present for separating the load current circuit during operation of the device. Means for explosion protection are provided in connection with the separation contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Ralf Lohse
  • Patent number: 7574268
    Abstract: A modular control system, which is constructed from terminal modules and function modules to fit these, for use in industrial automation in particular is provided. With the known embodiments, which comprise different terminal modules for different functionalities, subsequent system extensions can often only be achieved with significant outlay. With the inventive modular control system this problem is resolved by the use of novel terminal modules of identical structure, with the different functionalities being provided by additional function units. Additional advantages, in addition to simpler modification of the system configuration, are lower planning and assembly outlays, simpler and error-free pre-assembly of the standard terminal modules, simpler stocking of spare parts, clear transparency in respect of the supply of supply voltages, potential forwarding and separation and specialist functions such as simple and transparent handling during gradual commissioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Frank-Günter Meier
  • Patent number: 7549878
    Abstract: Retention of replaceable subassemblies, with automatic forced disconnection. The invention relates to a terminal module 1 for locking a subassembly or a PS module 2 on the terminal module in a way that satisfies safety requirements. The subassembly 2 is hinged onto the terminal module 1. The terminal module 1 has a sliding catch 3 for fixing the subassembly 2 on the terminal module 1. Disconnection of electrical contacts is guaranteed during the hinging-on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Brada, Michael Bräunlich
  • Patent number: 6356454
    Abstract: An electrical unit is described which has a housing or housing part and a fist printed circuit board and a second printed circuit board which can be placed in contact with one another so as to be electrically conductive. The housing or housing part includes at least one aligning element suitable for guiding and fixing both the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board. The first printed circuit board has a cutout which is matched to the cross section of the aligning element and through which the aligning element protrudes when the first printed circuit board has been fixed. The free end of the aligning element has a contour which acts to guide the second printed circuit board when contact is made with the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Bräunlich, Frank Fügmann