Patents by Inventor Philippe Wilhelm

Philippe Wilhelm 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).

  • Publication number: 20220191150
    Abstract: An industrial system for controlling backplane communication including a cluster manager linked to Input/Output modules via a multipoint low voltage differential signaling, MLVDS, bus through passive base plates. The MLVDS bus contains a transmission line and a reception line for the cluster manager. The transmission line of the MLVDS bus is shared by the Input/Output modules for receiving data transmitted by the cluster manager. The reception line of the MLVDS bus is shared by the Input/Output modules for transmitting data to the cluster manager. The Input/Output modules are synchronized in time with the cluster manager and configured to send data on the reception line of the MLVDS bus at respective scheduled time windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Maxime Sobocinski, Philippe Wilhelm, Patrice Jaraudias, Assane Sarr
  • Publication number: 20210356944
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Eric ALFANO, Alen MEHMEDAGIC, Andrew Lee David KLING, David DOGGETT, Vijay VALLALA
  • Patent number: 11079744
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala
  • Patent number: 10845786
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation (SDA) system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. A method is disclosed for arranging workloads in an SDA system including determining tasks of predetermined device functions, assessing industrial operational parameters for each task of the device functions; and ranking the tasks by the industrial operational parameters. The method continues by distributing tasks over automation devices based on the industrial operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Andrew Lee David Kling
  • Publication number: 20180316729
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and methods for providing centralized management of a software defined automation (“SDA”) system are disclosed. The SDA system comprises of a collection of controller nodes and logically centralized and yet physically distributed collection of compute nodes by monitoring activities of the compute nodes. In accordance with some embodiments, one or more components of the system monitor execution, network and security environments of the system to detect an event in a first environment. In response to the detected event, at least one component in the first environment is remediated, the remediation of the first environment creating a trigger to cause remediation of at least one component in each of a second and third environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Eric ALFANO, Alen MEHMEDAGIC, Andrew Lee David KLING, David DOGGETT, Vijay VALLALA
  • Publication number: 20180299873
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation (SDA) system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. A method is disclosed for arranging workloads in an SDA system including determining tasks of predetermined device functions, assessing industrial operational parameters for each task of the device functions; and ranking the tasks by the industrial operational parameters. The method continues by distributing tasks over automation devices based on the industrial operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Antonio CHAUVET, Philippe WILHELM, Merrill HARRIMAN, Andrew Lee David KLING
  • Publication number: 20180024537
    Abstract: Embodiments of a software defined automation system that provides a reference architecture for designing, managing and maintaining a highly available, scalable and flexible automation system. In some embodiments, an SDA system can include a localized subsystem including a system controller node and multiple compute nodes. The multiple compute nodes can be communicatively coupled to the system controller node via a first communication network. The system controller node can manage the multiple compute nodes and virtualization of a control system on a compute node via the first communication network. The virtualized control system includes virtualized control system elements connected to a virtual network that is connected to a second communication network to enable the virtualized control system elements to control a physical control system element via the second communication network connected to the virtual network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio Chauvet, Philippe Wilhelm, Merrill Harriman, Eric Alfano, Alen Mehmedagic, Andrew Lee David Kling, David Doggett, Vijay Vallala, Philippe Nappey
  • Patent number: 8756352
    Abstract: A system for managing time-stamped events with uncertain events-sequence signalling, including a list of variables of which a change of value must lead to the detection of an event to be time-stamped and to be saved; means, for each variable, for positioning a marker indicating the quality of the time-stamping of said event; a buffer for the storage, before they are read by client software, of said events to be time-stamped and to be saved, associated respectively with a time-stamping time, said time-stamped events read by the client software being erased from the buffer; means for enabling and for disabling means for saving in a history the values of the variables corresponding to said time-stamped events that have been read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Annick Eyraud, Philippe Wilhelm, Jacques Piacibello