Patents by Inventor Thomas Jetzfellner

Thomas Jetzfellner 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: 11362914
    Abstract: A simple management of complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices is provided. In particular, a prescribed validity is assigned for a specific task of a blockchain-based device controller, the validity being defined by the life cycle (e.g. the period of use) of a device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20220179384
    Abstract: The possibility of using a blockchain for industrial applications, in particular in the manufacturing sector, is provided. For example, time requirements are specified by the configurability and the selectability of the validation and/or transmission. The distributed database system only validates those transactions which are executed by a corresponding blockchain-based manufacturing system, by a number of nodes confirming that they execute the transactions. The provided is suitable in particular for blockchain IoT applications in which at least one device is intended to execute some kind of control action, and the execution is subject to certain requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Jetzfellner, Markus Sauer
  • Publication number: 20220121170
    Abstract: A data structure product containing information with regard to the manufacturing of a product wherein the data structure product contains manufacturing data of the manufacturing process of the specific product, wherein the data structure product is protected against manipulation. A kit of a product and its data structure product, a manufacturing device providing at least a part of the data structure product, and a method to manufacture a product, wherein a corresponding data structure product is created is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jerry Fornander, Andreas Graichen, Thomas Jetzfellner, Johan Lindstam, Markus Sauer, Monika Sturm
  • Publication number: 20220070006
    Abstract: An ecosystem of devices that autonomously interact with one another by a blockchain is provided, to create a security-protected data processing of sensor data or measurement data for an object by a blockchain infrastructure. Fields of application include supply-chain scenarios or industrial control applications of blockchains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20220051191
    Abstract: A distributed database and a kit containing such distributed database and a data source, the distributed database containing a smart contract, wherein the distributed database is adapted to receive and store data from at least one associated data source collecting data regarding a component of a machine, wherein the distributed database is protected against manipulation. A method of monitoring a machine and the use of a distributed database to improve the utilization of a component of a machine is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jerry Fornander, Andreas Graichen, Thomas Jetzfellner, Johan Lindstam, Markus Sauer, Monika Sturm
  • Patent number: 11231958
    Abstract: A simple management of complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices is provided. In particular, embodiments of the invention permits a prescribed validity to be assigned for a specific task of blockchain-based device control, the validity being defined by the life cycle (e.g. the period of use) of a device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210373521
    Abstract: Provided are complex control instruction chains to be performed in an (automation) network, in which nodes and/or device nodes and/or blockchain-external devices are networked to one another, in a simple manner even if different operators of the individual nodes and devices do not trust one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210362432
    Abstract: A product containing an intelligent control provides increased safety and reliability, wherein the product contains an active component, wherein the active component is adapted to monitor or control the use of the component, wherein the active component is adapted to send data to and/or receive data from a distributed database. A method of manufacturing, a machine containing the product, and a computer program product are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jerry Fornander, Andreas Graichen, Thomas Jetzfellner, Johan Lindstam, Markus Sauer, Monika Sturm
  • Publication number: 20210271665
    Abstract: A gateway or a network adapter that allows old devices or legacy devices to be connected to a distributed database system such as a blockchain without having to change any configuration in the old devices is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210200906
    Abstract: A sensor data assembly providing a secured data storage for monitored data containing sensor data acquired by at least one sensor, a processing unit adapted to provide a cryptographic checksum of the monitored data and/or the sensor data acquired by the sensor, a distributed database and a first connection adapted to, at least temporarily, connect the sensor and the processing unit. A method provides manipulation proof monitored data containing sensor data of a sensor of the sensor data assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jerry Fornander, Andreas Graichen, Thomas Jetzfellner, Johan Lindstam, Markus Sauer, Monika Sturm
  • Publication number: 20210200191
    Abstract: A sensor control assembly and method providing a secured sensor data and an optimized handling of the sensor including a sensor, a first processing unit adapted to provide a cryptographic checksum of sensor data, a distributed database, a second processing unit adapted to verify the sensor data, and a third processing unit adapted to determine the demand for calibration. A manufacturing device contains at least a part of the sensor control assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jerry Fornander, Andreas Graichen, Thomas Jetzfellner, Johan Lindstam, Markus Sauer, Monika Sturm
  • Publication number: 20210200653
    Abstract: Complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices to be managed in a simple manner is provided, which permits a prescribed validity to be assigned for a specific task of a blockchain-based device control, the validity being defined by the life cycle (e.g. the period of use) of a device, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210200724
    Abstract: A complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices to be managed in a simple manner is provided, which permit a prescribed validity to be assigned for a specific task of a blockchain-based device control, the validity being defined by the life cycle (e.g. the period of use) of a device, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210075705
    Abstract: A simple management of complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices is provided. In particular, a prescribed validity is assigned for a specific task of a blockchain-based device controller, the validity being defined by the life cycle (e.g. the period of use) of a device, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210065919
    Abstract: a simple management of complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices is provided. In particular, embodiments of the invention permits a prescribed validity to be assigned for a specific task of blockchain-based device control, the validity being defined by the life cycle (e.g. the period of use) of a device, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20210037100
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to management of complex control instruction chains in a blockchain for a specific task for controlling devices. In particular, the disclosure permits a prescribed validity to be assigned for a specific task of blockchain-based device control, wherein the validity is defined for example by the life cycle (e.g., the period of use) of a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner
  • Publication number: 20200351116
    Abstract: The following allows complex control instruction chains to be performed in an (automation) network, in which nodes and/or device nodes and/or blockchain-external devices are networked to one another, in a simple manner even if different operators of the individual nodes and devices do not trust one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Jetzfellner