Patents by Inventor Stefan Dausend

Stefan Dausend 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: 9317024
    Abstract: An automation system includes a first controller and a second controller connected to an input device via a field bus, wherein the input device includes a module having at least one first sub-module and one second sub-module, the first controller includes first interconnection information that defines an assignment between the first controller and the first sub-module, and the second controller includes second interconnection information that defines an assignment between the second controller and the second sub-module, wherein the module is additionally configured to be connected to a plurality of inputs for process signals, wherein a process signal image is stored in a first memory area assigned to the first sub-module, and wherein the module additionally includes a copying device which is configured to copy the process signal image from the first memory area to a second memory area assigned to the second sub-module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Dausend
  • Patent number: 8996750
    Abstract: An automation system includes a first and second controllers, and an output device connected to the first and second controllers, wherein the output device comprises a module having at least a first submodule and a second submodule, wherein the first controller includes first interconnection information defining an assignment between the first controller and the first submodule, the second controller includes second interconnection information defining an assignment between the second controller and the second submodule, the first submodule accepts first output data from the first controller, the second submodule accepts second output data from the second controller, wherein the module is further configured so that it is connected to a plurality of outputs for control of actuators and includes a logical linkage device for logically linking the first output data to the second output data such that logically linked output data is provided for the outputs for controlling actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Dausend
  • Publication number: 20140006651
    Abstract: An automation system includes a first and second controllers, and an output device connected to the first and second controllers, wherein the output device comprises a module having at least a first submodule and a second submodule, wherein the first controller includes first interconnection information defining an assignment between the first controller and the first submodule, the second controller includes second interconnection information defining an assignment between the second controller and the second submodule, the first submodule accepts first output data from the first controller, the second submodule accepts second output data from the second controller, wherein the module is further configured so that it is connected to a plurality of outputs for control of actuators and includes a logical linkage device for logically linking the first output data to the second output data such that logically linked output data is provided for the outputs for controlling actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Stefan DAUSEND
  • Publication number: 20140005803
    Abstract: An automation system includes a first controller and a second controller connected to an input device via a field bus, wherein the input device includes a module having at least one first sub-module and one second sub-module, the first controller includes first interconnection information that defines an assignment between the first controller and the first sub-module, and the second controller includes second interconnection information that defines an assignment between the second controller and the second sub-module, wherein the module is additionally configured to be connected to a plurality of inputs for process signals, wherein a process signal image is stored in a first memory area assigned to the first sub-module, and wherein the module additionally includes a copying device which is configured to copy the process signal image from the first memory area to a second memory area assigned to the second sub-module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Stefan DAUSEND
  • Patent number: 8275580
    Abstract: A method for an output of maintenance information of an automation component in an automation arrangement is provided. The automation arrangement includes the automation component, an automation controller and a local control unit which is functionally associated with the automation component. In a first step status information relating to the automation component is formed in the automation controller, in a second step the status information is used by the automation controller to generate or change the maintenance information, and in a third step the maintenance information is transmitted from the automation controller to the control unit and is output there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Dausend, Dieter Helmig, Christoph Plattner, Josef Schindler
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20100146225
    Abstract: A field bus coupler, a system with a field bus coupler, a transmission method for acyclic data via a field bus coupler and a computer program product are provided. The field bus coupler is configured to transmit acyclic data. The field bus coupler possesses a first and a second network side, each network side possessing an interface for connecting a field bus. On the first network side an output module is provided for receiving an output data record of a first field bus. The data record is mirrored from the first to the second network side and buffered in a memory. The mirrored data record is thus provided via an input module on the second network side to a second field bus as an input data record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Georg Biehler, Hagen Böhme, Stefan Dausend, Siegfried Prieler
  • Publication number: 20100057402
    Abstract: A method for an output of maintenance information of an automation component in an automation arrangement is provided. The automation arrangement includes the automation component, an automation controller and a local control unit which is functionally associated with the automation component. In a first step status information relating to the automation component is formed in the automation controller, in a second step the status information is used by the automation controller to generate or change the maintenance information, and in a third step the maintenance information is transmitted from the automation controller to the control unit and is output there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Stefan Dausend, Dieter Helmig, Christoph Plattner, Josef Schindler
  • Patent number: 7508770
    Abstract: A method for the project engineering of an automation system is provided. An existing project is opened or a new project is created in a project engineering software tool. In this project, a station having a plurality of slots is opened or generated. A hardware catalog is opened, the hardware catalog including a plurality of hardware modules. At least one hardware module is inserted from the hardware catalog into the station. The station is saved together with the inserted modules. In the process one or more hardware modules can be combined to form a hardware packet. In order to insert the hardware modules which are combined in a hardware packet, the hardware packet is selected and, as soon as the hardware packet is integrated into the station, all the hardware modules contained therein are automatically allocated to free slots of the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Brousek, Stefan Dausend, Bernhard Weissbach
  • Publication number: 20090002904
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Braunlich, Stefan Dausend
  • Publication number: 20040237065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the project engineering of an automation system and in particular for configuring hardware modules in an automation system, comprising the steps:
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Norbert Brousek, Stefan Dausend, Bernhard Weissbach