US Pat. No. 9,595,412

CONTROL PANEL INCLUDING SOLID-INSULATED PLUG-IN CONNECTION

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A control panel for medium voltage or high voltage comprising:
a circuit breaker housing comprising a circuit breaker;
a separate cable connector housing that provides leadthroughs for cable connectors;
a current-conducting connection between components in the circuit breaker housing and the cable connector housing which is
formed by at least one solid-insulated plug-in connection and a current transformer;

wherein the current-conducting connection connects respective outer sides of the circuit breaker housing and of the cable
connector housing and is releasable from the respective outer sides of the circuit breaker housing and of the cable connector
housing, the current transformer directly connected to the outer side of the circuit breaker housing.

US Pat. No. 9,491,877

USE OF A MIXTURE COMPRISING A HYDROFLUOROOLEFIN AS A MEDIUM-VOLTAGE ARC-EXTINGUISHING AND/OR INSULATING GAS AND MEDIUM-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A process for electrically insulating and/or electrical arc extinguishing an electrical device having a sealed enclosure
for containing electrical components in a gaseous medium under pressure, the process comprising:
selecting a minimum service temperature (Tmin) of the electrical device;

selecting a hydrofluoroolefin with three carbon atoms and a dilution gas to be provided as a mixture in said enclosure such
that said mixture having a global warming potential (GWP) lower than the global warming potential of the hydrofluoroolefin;
and

providing said mixture in the sealed enclosure such that the hydrofluoroolefin is present in the mixture at a molar percentage
(MHFO) at least equal to 95% of the molar percentage M determined by the formula M=(PHFO/Pmixture)×100, in which Pmixture is a pressure of the mixture at 20° C. in the electrical device and PHFO is a pressure that at 20° C. is equivalent to the saturated vapour pressure (SVP) of the hydrofluoroolefin at said selected
minimum service temperature (Tmin) of the electrical device.

US Pat. No. 9,385,521

COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL PANEL HAVING A SWITCH DEVICE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A communication device for an electrical panel, which device comprises at least one switch for controlling a switching
device to bypass a high-frequency or high-speed communication subsystem, the switch being capable of cooperating with an unpluggable
drawer unit of an electrical panel for controlling the switching device as a function of the position of the drawer unit.

US Pat. No. 9,194,167

METHOD FOR THE INDIVIDUALIZED AND AUTOMATED CONTROL OF THE MEANS FOR CLOSING OFF AT LEAST ONE WINDOW, CONTROL ASSEMBLY FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD, AND PARAMETER-SETTING TOOL FOR SAID ASSEMBLY

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method for individualized and automated control of means for closing off at least one window of a building, the method
comprising, acting on closing-off means associated with at least one window according to the orientation of direct rays of
sunlight as defined by a solar azimuth and a solar elevation by:
determining coordinates of at least one dazzle cone associated with a window, and with a dazzle-sensitive zone situated inside
the building in which said window resides, said at least one dazzle cone being defined by a vertex point positioned in the
dazzle-sensitive zone, said vertex point being selected by a user of said method, and a directrix corresponding to the perimeter
of said window by identifying a plurality of directional axes each passing through the vertex point of said dazzle cone and
through one of a plurality of reference points on the perimeter of the window, each of which points (n) is defined by the
azimuth (An) and elevation (En) of the directional axis passing through said point;

storing the azimuth and elevation of each of said plurality of directional axes which define the dazzle cone;
periodically checking whether the direction of direct rays of sunlight entering said window falls within at least one predetermined
dazzle cone, and passes through the vertex of said cone by comparing the direction of said rays of sunlight to the directions
of said directional axes which define the dazzle cone; and

if the result of said periodic checking shows that the direction of said rays of sunlight corresponds to a directional axis
within the defined dazzle cone, acting on the closing-off means associated with said window.

US Pat. No. 9,178,564

COMMUNICATION CABLE BREAKER AND METHOD USING SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An industrial field bus communication cable breaking apparatus comprising:
a housing;
a first electrical connector coupled to the housing and configured to be connected to a first field bus communication cable;
a first plurality of contacts disposed in the first electrical connector;
a second electrical connector coupled to the housing and configured to be connected to a second field bus communication cable;
a second plurality of contacts disposed in the second electrical connector;
a control input configured to receive a control signal;
a plurality of switches, each of the plurality of switches having a first end coupled to a respective one of the first plurality
of contacts and a second end coupled to a respective one of the second plurality of contacts, each of the plurality of switches
being configured to simultaneously open and close based on the control signal; and

an event recorder configured to measure an amount of time between an opening of the plurality of switches and receipt of a
notification of a severed cable.

US Pat. No. 9,510,493

MIXTURE OF HYDROFLUOROOLEFIN AND FLUOROKETONE FOR USE AS AN INSULATION AND/OR ARC EXTINGUISHING MEDIUM AND A GAS INSULATED MEDIUM-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

9. A medium-voltage electrical device, comprising:
a sealed enclosure comprising electrical components; and
a gaseous medium provided within the sealed enclosure, the gaseous medium being an electric insulating and/or electric arc
extinguishing gaseous medium,

wherein the gaseous medium comprises a hydrofluoroolefin comprising three carbon atoms and a fluoroketone comprising five
carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,064,648

VALVE SYSTEM FOR AN ARC EXTINGUISHING CHAMBER AND CIRCUIT BREAKER COMPRISING SAME

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. An outer wall of an arc extinguishing chamber, for resting on two rims of a housing of the case of a switchgear unit, said
outer wall comprising
an external rigid grate for closing off said housing, said grate comprising an intermediate part and an end part for resting
on said rims and for protruding from the intermediate part into a space defined between said wall and said rims,

a valve device coupled to the grate at the level of the intermediate part, including lips protruding from the intermediate
part on at least two sides for resting on said rims, wherein said lips are heat-resistant insulating material having a strength
such that each lip is substantially rigid and flat when said lip is subjected to an orthogonal pressure lower than a first
threshold pressure, and said lip is deformable in reversible manner when the orthogonal pressure is greater than a second
threshold pressure; and

an internal frame and a filtering system housed between the internal frame and the external grate, the valve device for forming
a tight gasket between said frame and said grate, wherein a cross-section of the wall forms a T-shape the branches of which
are for resting on said rims, and wherein the lips are of such a size that an orthogonal pressure on said lips will close
a space defined where the branches of said T approach a flat side of said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,245,697

DEVICE FOR DETECTING RESETTING OF A CIRCUIT BREAKER, ACTUATOR OF A SEPARATING MECHANISM OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER CONTACTS, ELECTRIC CIRCUIT BREAKER AND USE OF AN INDUCED CURRENT TO GENERATE A RESETTING INDICATION SIGNAL

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A detection device for detecting resetting of a circuit breaker, the circuit breaker comprising fixed and movable contacts,
wherein the movable contact is movable between an open position, in which the fixed and movable contacts are separated, and
a closed position, in which the movable contact is pressed against the fixed contact, a mechanism for separating the contacts,
a lever for resetting the mechanism from the open position to the closed position of the movable contact, an actuator to actuate
the separating mechanism, the actuator including an electromagnetic coil and a core movable between an idle position and a
working position in which the separating mechanism is actuated, the coil being configured to cause the core to move from the
idle position to the working position,
the detection device comprising circuitry configured to generate a resetting indication signal from an electric pulse, the
electric pulse corresponding to an electric current induced in the coil by the movement of the core from the working position
to the idle position during resetting of the circuit breaker.

US Pat. No. 9,510,405

DUAL POWER SMPS FOR A MODULAR LIGHTING SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A light assembly comprising;
a first input to receive power from an AC power source;
a second input to receive solar power from a solar power source;
a controllable power supply having a control input, a power input coupled to the first input, and an output to provide an
output voltage having a voltage level controllable based on a control signal received at the control input;

a battery input coupled to the output of the controllable power supply, and configured to couple to a battery that is configured
to provide battery power;

a light circuit coupled to the output of the controllable power supply and configured to provide output light based on power
from the AC power source, the solar power and the battery power;

a feedback circuit configured to detect a current to the battery and a voltage across the battery and having an output coupled
to the control input of the controllable power supply to provide the control signal to the controllable power supply based
on at least one of the current to the battery input and the voltage across the battery; and

a resistor circuit coupled in series with a plurality of LEDs, the resistor circuit having a first configuration with a first
resistance value in AC power mode of operation and a second configuration in battery mode of operation with a second resistance
value in battery mode of operation, the first resistance value being less than the second resistance value.

US Pat. No. 9,473,062

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONTROLLED SWITCH OPERATING THE POWER SUPPLY OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for controlling a controlled switch operating a power supply of an electric motor from an AC voltage source, the
method comprising:
determining a characteristic of a variation of a voltage value across terminals of the controlled switch, the characteristic
of the variation of the voltage value being a constant period of voltage value variations;

determining a first time range based on the constant period of the voltage value variations, the first time range being less
than the constant period of the voltage value variations;

outputting a control signal to actuate closure of the controlled switch during the first time range; and
using a triggering time value defining a second time range, the second time range being the constant period of the voltage
value variations, and the second time range being divided by a determined controlled switch closing commutation angle,

wherein said outputting the control signal to actuate closure of the controlled switch takes place as soon as a time common
to the first time range and to the second time range occurs.

US Pat. No. 9,287,074

RELAY FOR AUTOMATICALLY SELECTING A MONITORING RANGE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A relay for automatically selecting a monitoring range for monitoring a parameter of an input source, the relay comprising:
one or more terminals for coupling to the input source;
a plurality of switchable circuits coupled to the one or more terminals;
a processing module coupled to the plurality of switchable circuits for automatically selecting a monitoring range from a
plurality of monitoring ranges based on a value of the parameter of the input source, each monitoring range associated with
one or more of said switchable circuits; and

a relay switch configured to provide or disrupt electrical communication to a circuit based on a trigger signal provided by
the processing module.

US Pat. No. 9,390,874

DEVICE FOR DETECTING AND SIGNALING A CHANGE IN THE STATE OF A PUSH BUTTON

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A device for detecting and signaling a change of state of an operational push-button, the operational push-button including
a body and a control head mounted on the body and actuable in translation along a principal axis between a plurality of positions
so as to impart different states to the push-button to control an electrical circuit, wherein the device is in a form of an
add-on that can be retrofitted to the operational push-button and comprises:
a casing having an outer wall through which an opening is formed, the body of the operational push-button configured to pass
through the opening when the device is retrofitted to the push button;

an electrical energy generator housed in the casing between the outer wall and the opening such that the electrical energy
generator cooperates with the control head to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy to detect a change of state
of the operational push-button; and

a wireless transmitter to send a message to a remote receiver, the wireless transmitter being housed in the casing between
the outer wall and the opening, and electrically connected to the electrical energy generator such that the wireless transmitter
signals said change of state of the operational push button.

US Pat. No. 9,147,532

EMERGENCY STOPPING DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An emergency stopping device comprising a body, a control button which is movable in translation along a control axis,
at least one electrical contact unit of the normally closed type, an actuation member which can be actuated in translation
by said control button between an inoperative position and an actuated position in order to act on the contact unit, a holding
member cooperating with the actuation member and able to assume a locking position in order to hold the actuation member in
its actuated position, characterized in that when the holding member is in the locking position, the holding member holds
the control button in an actuated position, and in that the emergency stopping device comprises an unlocking ring which can
be actuated in rotation and cooperates with the actuation member to release it with the aim of driving it towards its inoperative
position.

US Pat. No. 9,907,199

HIGH-POWER ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SUCH A MODULE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A power electronic module comprising: a plurality of pairs of power electronic components each pair comprising at least
a first power electronic component and a second power electronic component which are identical, a first support and a second
support arranged approximately parallel to each other, the first support comprising a first electrical circuit and the second
support comprising a second electrical circuit,
the first power electronic component of each pair comprising a first face and a second face, the first power electronic component
of each pair being supported by the first face on the first support in electrical contact with the first electrical circuit
and being electrically connected to the second electrical circuit by the second face with a smaller thermal contact area than
a contact area between the first face and the first support;

the second power electronic component of each pair comprising a third face and a fourth face, the second power electronic
component of each pair being supported by the third face on the second support in electrical contact the second electrical
circuit and being electrically connected to the first electrical circuit by the fourth face with a smaller thermal contact
area than a contact area between the third face and the second support, the first power electronic component and the second
power electronic component of each pair having a redundant arrangement,

wherein the first power electronic component of at least one pair of the plurality of pair which comprises at least a first
control contact and at least a first power contact and a second power contact, the first control contact being located on
the second face of the first power electronic component of the at least one pair and at least the first power contact being
located on the first face of the first power electronic component of the at least one pair,

wherein the second power electronic component of the at least one pair comprises at least a second control contact and at
least a third power contact and a fourth power contact, the second control contact being located on the fourth face of the
second power electronic component of the at least one pair and at least the third power contact being located on the third
face of the second power electronic component of the at least one pair,

wherein the first electrical circuit includes at least one first high power circuit conducting track, and a first control
conducting track, the second electrical circuit including at least one third high power circuit conducting track, and a second
control conducting track,

wherein the first power electronic component of the at least one pair is arranged on the first support with the first power
contact of the first face in contact with the first high power circuit conducing track and with the first control contact
connected to the third control conducting track, and second power electronic component of the at least one pair is arranged
on the second support with the second power contact of the fourth face in contact with the first high power circuit conducting
track and with the third control contact connected to the first control conducting track.

US Pat. No. 9,324,513

METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE MECHANICAL PERFORMANCES OF A SWITCHGEAR DEVICE AND SWITCHGEAR DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SAID METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for evaluating mechanical performances of a switchgear device comprising at least one pole, each pole comprising:
a pair of contacts that are mobile with respect to each other between an open position and a closed position;
a support arm for a first contact;
a drive mechanism configured to drive the support arm, comprising:
a rotary poles shaft and at least one rod which couples the drive mechanism to the support arm in a pivoting manner,
an energy accumulator configured to drive a movement of the said arm in order to place the contacts in an open position;
wherein the method comprises:
measuring an angle of rotation of the poles shaft over a period of opening the contacts;
retrieving from the measurements at least one specific value depending on a first point of inflection on a curve of variation
of the angle of rotation of the poles shaft, the said point of inflection corresponding to the time at which the poles shaft
reaches a maximum speed of rotation and where the electrical contacts lose contact;

comparing the said specific value with initial operational specifications of the switchgear device;
diagnosing the mechanical wear performances of the drive mechanism as a function of a comparative state between the specific
values obtained and those of the operational specifications.

US Pat. No. 9,202,643

POLE OPERATING DEVICE IN A MEDIUM-VOLTAGE ELECTRIC CONTROL APPARATUS

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A device for controlling the poles of an electric control apparatus, said device comprising:
a first shaft causing movable contacts of such an apparatus to move between an open position of the poles wherein movable
contacts and fixed contacts of such an apparatus are separated, and a closed position of the poles wherein such movable and
fixed contacts will be in contact,

a closure spring,
a second shaft, one end of said closure spring engaging a can mounted on said second shaft for transmitting closure energy
to said first shaft after compression of said spring and passing beyond a neutral point of the cam rotated by the said second
shaft,

a roller secured to the first shaft and contacting said cam,
means for holding the first shaft in the closed position, and means for unlocking the holding means thereby permitting rapid
opening of contacts of such an electric control apparatus, wherein both the holding means and the unlocking means are supported
by said cam.

US Pat. No. 9,182,514

SHIELDED DOUBLE-COIL MULTILAYER ASSEMBLY FOR INDUCTIVE DETECTOR

Schneider Electric Indust...

9. An inductive proximity detector comprising:
a casing in which an oscillating circuit is placed which is excited in resonance by a generator; and
a detection coil sensitive to a metal target to be detected,
wherein the oscillating circuit comprises a reference coil arranged in order to have a mutual inductance, with respect to
the metal target to be detected, which is substantially less than that of the detection coil with respect to the metal target;

processing circuitry connected to the coils and configured to determine the presence or absence of the metal target in proximity
to the detector; and

a multilayer assembly usable in an inductive detector comprising at least four stacked parallel separated layers, wherein
the layers include a first layer comprising a first shielding element for a first coil, a second layer comprising a first
coil, a third layer comprising a second coil, a fourth layer comprising a first shielding element for the second coil, and
in that said layers are separated from one another by connecting layers, one of said connecting layers, referred to as an
intermediate connecting layer, having a determined thickness greater than those of the connecting layers separating the other
layers from one another,

wherein the detection coil is produced in the second layer of the multilayer assembly and the reference coil is formed in
the third layer of the multilayer assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,293,280

MIXTURE OF HYDROFLUOROOLEFINE AND HYDROFLUOROCARBIDE TO IMPROVE THE INTERNAL ARC RESISTANCE IN MEDIUM AND HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRIC APPARATUS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method of extinguishing electrical arcs, comprising:
providing a gas medium to extinguish the electrical arcs,
wherein the gas medium comprises at least one hydrofluoroolefin with three carbon atoms and one hydrofluorocarbon.

US Pat. No. 9,270,182

CONVERSION STAGE, ELECTRIC CONVERTER INCLUDING SUCH A CONVERSION STAGE, DEVICE FOR CONVERTING AN AC CURRENT INTO DC CURRENT INCLUDING SUCH A CONVERTER, TERMINAL FOR RECHARGING AN ELECTRIC BATTERY INCLUDING SUCH A CONVERTER OR CONV

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric conversion stage, capable of being connected on one hand to intermediate terminals of a DC voltage electric
bus, and on the other hand to output terminals, the electric conversion stage comprising:
P switching branches, P being greater than or equal to 2, the switching branches being connected in parallel between intermediate
terminals, each switching branch including first and second controllable electronic switches connected serially and connected
to each other by a midpoint, the first switch being connected between the first intermediate terminal and the corresponding
midpoint, and the second switch being connected between the second intermediate terminal and the corresponding midpoint, each
switch including a semiconductor element and a diode connected in anti-parallel to the semiconductor element, each semiconductor
element being switchable between an on state and an off state,

control means for controlling the electronic switches according to a control rule,
wherein the conversion stage also comprises a capacitor connected between the two output terminals and, for each switching
branch, an electromagnetic coil connected between a terminal of the capacitor and the midpoint of the corresponding switching
branch, and

wherein the control rule is selected from among a first control rule and a second control rule, the first control rule being
such that the semiconductor element of each first switch is always off, and the second control rule being such that the semiconductor
element of each second switch is always off.

US Pat. No. 9,218,918

SINGLE POLE SWITCHING UNIT AND SWITCHGEAR DEVICE COMPRISING ONE SUCH UNIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A single-pole switching unit comprising:
two stationary contacts respectively connected to an electrical pad for connecting to a unitary unit;
a moving contact including a bridge having a body elongated along a longitudinal axis and having two ends each configured
to cooperate with the stationary contacts in a closed position of the stationary and moving contacts;

an actuator configured to actuate the moving contact including a moving contact holder;
the moving contact including two first current passage branches and a second current passage branch designed to connect the
two stationary contacts in the closed position of the stationary and moving contacts, respectively, the first and second current
passage branches being movable relative to one another such that:

the first current passage branches are separated from the two stationary contacts, while the second current passage branch
is still in contact with said two stationary contacts when the stationary and moving contacts of said unit are opened;

the second current passage branch is in contact with the two stationary contacts, while the first current passage branches
are separated from the two stationary contacts when the stationary and moving contacts are closed;

wherein the two stationary contacts are in the shape of a J at contact areas with the second current passage branch, such
that, in the closed position of the stationary and moving contacts, the direction of the electrical current circulating in
the two stationary contacts is opposite the direction of the electrical current circulating in the second current passage
branch, and the two stationary contacts have a straight shape at contact areas with the first current passage branches, such
that the direction of the electrical current circulating in the stationary contacts is identical to the direction of the electrical
current circulating in the first current passage branches,

the two first current passage branches are driven so as to go simultaneously from their open position to their closed position
and vice versa, said first current passage branches being arranged parallel to one another, each of the first current passage
branches being configured to connect with two different contact areas of the two stationary contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,460,870

EXTINGUISHING CHAMBER FOR AN ELECTRIC PROTECTION APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC PROTECTION APPARATUS COMPRISING ONE SUCH CHAMBER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An arc extinguishing chamber for an electric protection apparatus comprising:
an arc formation chamber containing a stationary contact and a movable contact which, at a moment the stationary contact and
the movable contact separate from each other, form an arc between the stationary contact and the movable contact, said arc
formation chamber communicating with an inlet of a second chamber, at least one separating wall placed in a volume situated
downstream from said second chamber, said at least one separating wall extending in a direction of the gas flows so as to
perform partitioning of the volume in the direction of the gas flows and at least one exhaust outlet quenching gases to be
removed to the outside of the electric protection apparatus; and

two partitions substantially perpendicular to one another and forming a step, said step being arranged in a first removal
duct so as to form a salient volume in the first removal duct and at the same time to increase a length of a path of the gas
flows in the first removal duct, and to form a recessed volume in a second removal duct, the gas flows flowing in the first
removal duct above the step whereas the gas flows flow in the second removal duct underneath the step,

wherein the at least one separating wall extends in such a way as to form a substantially complete partitioning in the direction
of the gas flows to the at least one exhaust outlet and to thereby form at least the first removal duct and the second removal
duct, said ducts each being associated with the at least one exhaust outlet and achieving a substantially complete separation
between a first flow of the gas flows and a second flow of the gas flows, said first and second flows being emitted at the
at least one exhaust outlet of the arc extinguishing chamber and respectively flowing in the first removal duct and second
removal duct, the at least one exhaust outlet and the arc extinguishing chamber being arranged with respect to one another
in such a way that the gas flows exit from the arc extinguishing chamber in a substantially perpendicular direction to the
direction in which the gas flows exit from the electric protection apparatus via the at least one exhaust outlet, and

wherein a cross-section of each removal duct decreases continuously from an exhaust duct opening to the at least one exhaust
outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,369,108

CORRECTION OF THE PASSBAND OF AN AIR GAP TRANSFORMER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A protection relay comprising:
a correction device to correct a passband of an air gap transformer with a cut-off frequency and adapted to be connected to
an output side of the air gap transformer,

wherein the correction device includes:
a filter adapted to be connected to the output side of the air gap transformer in series, the filter being configured to amplify
a signal received from the output side of the air gap transformer for frequencies below the cut-off frequency of the air gap
transformer, such that the passband of the air gap transformer, when fitted with the correction device, is effectively increased
and has an effective cut-off frequency lower than the cut-off frequency of the air gap transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,323,953

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SECURE AND NONSECURE APPLICATIONS ON ONE AND THE SAME MICROCONTROLLER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electronic microcontroller system comprising:
an electronic microcontroller including:
at least two processors of which one processor, as a secure processor, is dedicated to applications involving a guaranteed
level of security and integrity,

at least one exchange interface for exchanges with at least one peripheral, the peripheral being user master of the electronic
microcontroller system,

means of access to a shared memory space, and
an interconnection matrix for interconnecting the exchange interface, the
processors, and the means of access to a shared memory space; and
means for managing applications involving a guaranteed level of security and integrity and applications exhibiting a non-guaranteed
level of security and integrity,

the exchange interface cooperating with a cell for secure isolation of a memory situated between the user master peripheral
and the interconnection matrix,

the electronic microcontroller system further including plural user master peripherals each including a cell for secure isolation
of the memory, each cell for secure isolation of the memory being managed by the secure processor, wherein

the at least two processors include a first processor, a second processor, and the secure processor,
the first processor being configured for implementation of applications involving a non-guaranteed level of security and integrity,
the second processor being configured for implementation of applications involving a non-guaranteed level of security and
integrity corresponding to communication and exchange functions, and

the secure processor being dedicated to implementation of applications involving a guaranteed level of security and integrity
and not relying on any operating system, or relying on an operating system distinct from operating systems of the first processor
and the second processor.

US Pat. No. 9,287,060

CONVERSION DEVICE FOR CONVERTING A MECHANICAL POSITION INTO AN ELECTRIC STATE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A mechanically operated electrical switch device, comprising:
a first electric switch actionable between open and closed states,
a second electric switch actionable between open and closed states,
a shaft rotatable about its longitudinal axis,
a first side arm extending substantially radially from said shaft, for operating the first switch,
a second side arm extending substantially radially from said shaft, for operating the second switch,
the first side arm and the second side arm, respectively, extending from a first side and an opposite second side of said
shaft,

the first switch being on the first side of said axis, the second switch being on the second side of said axis,
and each of the first and second switches comprises:
a fixed contact,
a mobile contact mobile between an open state in which this mobile contact is at a distance from the fixed contact, and a
closed state in which the mobile contact and the fixed contact meet to thereby establish an electrical connection, and

a controllable support for the mobile contact, which support is a conductor for electrically connecting the mobile contact
to an electric circuit and is controllable between a position in which said mobile contact is in the open state and a position
in which said mobile contact is in the closed state,

the first side arm being positioned for operating the controllable support of the first switch, and the second side arm being
positioned for operating the controllable support of the second switch.

US Pat. No. 9,974,126

CONTROL SYSTEM OF AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A control system for an electrical load, which control system is intended to receive a voltage supplied by a mains electricity supply and comprises:a control switch, which is designed to take an open state or a closed state,
a signaling indicator connected in parallel with the switch and designed to take two different states that are each linked to the open state or the closed state of the switch, and
control circuitry connected to the signaling indicator and designed to limit a voltage on the terminals of the electrical load below a threshold value when the switch is in the open state such that current is supplied to turn on the signaling indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,419,432

DEVICE FOR PROTECTING AGAINST OVERVOLTAGE FOR AUTOMATON POWER SUPPLY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A device for protecting against overvoltage that can be adapted to a programmable logic controller power supply, the power
supply including: a primary circuit receiving energy for conversion via an input channel and including a primary auxiliary
power supply, and a secondary circuit coupled with the primary circuit, presenting an output channel where an output voltage
can be measured, and to which an output diode is connected,
the device comprising:
a first detection and protection device configured to measure voltage at a first point of the secondary circuit or of the
primary circuit, to compare the voltage measured at the first point with a first threshold voltage and to trigger a short-circuit
if the voltage measured at the first point is higher than the first threshold voltage, to stop all energy transfer toward
the output channel;

a second detection and protection device configured to measure voltage at a second point situated on the primary auxiliary
power supply, to measure an image voltage of the output voltage, to compare the voltage measured at the second point with
a second threshold voltage, to trigger a short-circuit if the voltage measured at the second point is higher than the second
threshold voltage, to stop all energy transfer toward the output channel, and to shut off the primary auxiliary power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,290,102

ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical energy conversion system for powering a load using a voltage source, the conversion system comprising:
a first capacitor, a second capacitor, two load connection terminals and an electrical transformer comprising a primary winding
and a secondary winding, the first capacitor being electrically connected to the primary winding, and the connection terminals
being electrically connected to the secondary winding,

wherein the conversion system further comprises a third capacitor and switching means suitable for switching, reversibly,
between a first configuration, wherein the second capacitor is connected in series between the secondary winding and one of
the two connection terminals, and a second configuration wherein the third capacitor is connected in parallel with the secondary
winding and between the connection terminals, only the second capacitor of the second and third capacitors being suitable
for receiving the flow of an electric current in the first configuration, whereas only the third capacitor of the second and
third capacitors is suitable for receiving the flow of the electric current in the second configuration, the conversion system
comprising means for controlling the switching means according to a control algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,271,342

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM OF ONE OR MORE LIGHTING MODULES WITH LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES, ASSOCIATED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED POWER SUPPLY METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A power supply system for one or more lighting modules with light-emitting diodes, each lighting module comprising at least
one light-emitting diode and being able to be polarized depending on its connection direction according to a direct polarity
or an inverse polarity, the light-emitting diode(s) being polarized in direct mode for the direct polarity of the lighting
module and in inverse mode, respectively, for the inverse polarity of the lighting module,
the system comprising:
an electrical power source that is connectable to each lighting module via an electrical connection for the lighting module,
a first measuring device to measure, on each electrical connection, a voltage delivered to the corresponding lighting module,
and a second measuring device to measure, on each electrical connection, a current delivered to the corresponding lighting
module, and

a detection device to detect a connection direction of each lighting module comprising an injection circuit to inject a setpoint
current on the corresponding electrical connection, a first comparison circuit to compare with a first voltage threshold,
the voltage measured on the corresponding electrical connection following an injection of the setpoint current, and an inversion
circuit to invert the polarity of the lighting module when the voltage measured on the corresponding electrical connection
is greater than or equal to the first voltage threshold,

wherein when the voltage measured on the corresponding electrical connection is greater than or equal to the first voltage
threshold for the direct and inverse polarities of the lighting module, the first comparison circuit increments the first
voltage threshold by a reference value for one or more future comparisons of said voltage with the first voltage threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,425,591

ARC DEFLECTING AND VENTILATION ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURES AND SYSTEMS FOR ARC DEFLECTING AND VENTILATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An arc deflecting and ventilation assembly for electrical enclosure, housing at least an electrical equipment, said arc
deflecting and ventilation assembly comprising:
a slotted unit fixedly mounted to said electrical enclosure, said slotted unit having a closed face, an open face and a wall
structure, said open face is placed adjacent to said electrical enclosure and said closed face is placed away from said electrical
enclosure, upon said slotted unit being attached to said electrical enclosure, and said wall structure being provided with
plurality of slots, in spaced apart manner, for venting hot gases generated within said electrical enclosure during an arcing
event as well as during normal operation of said electrical equipment,

an array of arc plates disposed on the open face of said slotted unit in spaced apart manner and configured to divert hot
gases generated within the said electrical enclosure and

mesh filter arrangement disposed along the inner periphery of said slotted unit and being configured to filter particles generated
within said electrical enclosure during an arc event,

wherein said closed face is configured to divert said hot gases generated within said electrical enclosure towards said wall
structure,

and wherein the walls of said slotted unit are provided with retaining means by means of which each of said arc plates is
disposed on said slotted unit at predefined angle relative to a plane of said slotted unit.

US Pat. No. 9,335,776

REACTIVE POWER COMPENSATOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A reactive power compensator for a three-phase network having a first phase, a second phase and a third phase, the compensator
comprising:
an assembly of capacitors;
at least two electromechanical contactors electrically connected to the assembly of capacitors, each contactor comprising
at least one upstream power terminal and at least one downstream power terminal, an electric current circulating between the
upstream and downstream power terminals in the closed position of the contactor, a first electromechanical contactor being
configured to connect to the first phase and a second electromechanical contactor being configured to connect to the third
phase; and

circuitry configured to
measure the voltage between the upstream and downstream power terminals of at least one electromechanical contactor, and
control the electromechanical contactors according to a predetermined control algorithm,
wherein the control algorithm includes closure of one of the first or second electromechanical contactors for a substantially
zero voltage between the upstream and downstream power terminals thereof, and opening of another of the first or second electromechanical
contactors for a substantially minimum power value of the capacitor or the capacitors to which the other of the first or second
electromechanical contactor is connected, and

wherein the circuitry is further configured to measure only the voltage between the upstream and downstream power terminals
of the first electromechanical contactor, the closure of the first electromechanical contactor being determined on the basis
of the voltage measured, closure of the second electromechanical contactor being determined as a function of the closure of
the first electromechanical contactor with a predetermined time delay between the closure of the first electromechanical contactor
and the closure of the second electromechanical contactor.

US Pat. No. 9,160,085

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND A CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A connector assembly for electrically coupling at least two electrical conductors, the assembly comprising:
a support structure wall separating the assembly into a first and a second portion;
a conductive wall for providing electrical connectivity between the first and second portions;
a first biasing member disposed in the first portion, the first biasing member being adapted to deflect upon a first electrical
conductor being inserted into the first portion, and the first biasing member being further adapted to bias the first electrical
conductor against the conductive wall;

a second biasing member disposed in the second portion, the second biasing member being adapted to deflect upon a second electrical
conductor being inserted into the second portion, and the second biasing member being further adapted to bias the second electrical
conductor against the conductive wall to electrically couple the first and the second electrical conductors;

a first connector element including a first side wall and the first biasing member; and
a second connector element including a second side wall and the second biasing member, the first and second connector elements
being separate from each other, and wherein the support structure wall is comprised of the first and second side walls being
adjacent to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,129,512

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE OF AN ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A remote control device for an electric equipment unit, comprising;
a remote control comprising at least one button for actuating an equipment unit by remote transmission means located partly
in the remote control and partly in an interface of the equipment unit,

a dongle for insertion into a control interface of an equipment unit, which interface is connected to a mechanism of the equipment
unit by a connector, said dongle being controlled by the remote control for transmitting control orders from the remote control
to the mechanism of the equipment unit, said dongle for being stowed in a designated location inside the housing of the remote
control:

wherein the housing comprises a case for being transformed into two different positions, namely an open position and a closed
position, said case additionally comprising means for preventing the case from being in the closed position if said, dongle
is not in its designed location within the housing;

said case comprising two parts slidable with respect to each other, a latch slidably fitted within one of said parts for sliding
between two latch positions, said latch being movable by said dongle when the dongle is inserted into and removed from the
housing, so that when the dongle is removed from the housing the latch is in an active position wherein the latch cooperates
with the other part of the case to prevent slidable relative movement of said two parts, and when the dongle is inserted into
the housing the latch is in an inactive position.

US Pat. No. 9,877,394

CONNECTION SYSTEM OF A CONDUCTIVE BUSBAR TO AN ELECTRIC COMPONENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A mechanical and electrical connection system comprising:
a printed circuit board;
a busbar; and
an electrical component,
wherein the printed circuit board includes:
a first orifice in which a bottom foot of the busbar is received, and
a second orifice in which a lug of the electrical component is received,
wherein the busbar includes an elastically deformable clamp which receives the lug of the electrical component, and
wherein a bottom part of the elastically deformable clamp is received in the second orifice with the lug of the electrical
component such that a first part of the elastically deformable clamp is above the second orifice and a second part of the
elastically deformable clamp is inside the second orifice, around the lug of the electrical component, the first part of the
elastically deformable clamp having a first vertical height greater than a second vertical height of the second part of the
elastically deformable clamp.

US Pat. No. 9,419,427

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION FROM AN ELECTRIC ARC

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A protection device against an electric arc in an electric installation, comprising:
at least one detector configured to detect said electric arc,
a first short-circuiter configured to establish a first short-circuit for extinction of said electric arc when the at least
one detector performs an initial detection of said electric arc,

a switchgear apparatus configured to interrupt said first short-circuit at the end of a first time delay running from establishment
of said first short-circuit by the first short-circuiter,

a circuit breaker configured to electrically isolate said electric installation from an electric power source of said electric
installation when the at least one detector detects said electric arc after a second time delay running from initial detection
of said electric arc, the second time delay being longer than the first time delay.

US Pat. No. 9,397,486

SUBSEA ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM HAVING SUBSEA BUSBAR ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY PRESSURIZED WITH SULFUR HEXAFLOURIDE (SF6) GAS

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A subsea circuit breaker assembly, comprising:
a busbar enclosure having a hollow interior housing a busbar, the hollow interior of the busbar enclosure being pressurized
with sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas;

a circuit breaker enclosure secured to the busbar enclosure, the circuit breaker enclosure having a hollow interior housing
a circuit breaker, the hollow interior of the circuit breaker enclosure being isolated from the hollow interior of the busbar
enclosure with a sealed barrier; and

a conductor extending from the circuit breaker enclosure through the sealed barrier to the busbar enclosure to electrically
couple the circuit breaker to the busbar.

US Pat. No. 9,362,070

ARC EXTINGUISHING CHAMBER FOR AN ELECTRIC PROTECTION APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC PROTECTION APPARATUS COMPRISING SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An arc extinguishing chamber of an electric protection apparatus comprising
an arc formation chamber containing a stationary contact and a movable contact which, when separated, form an arc therebetween,
said arc formation chamber communicating with the inlet of an arc extinguishing chamber; and

a balancing wall substantially solid at least at a central part, said balancing wall being located downstream from the arc
extinguishing chamber and being formed and arranged with respect to the arc extinguishing chamber in such a way as to slow
down the exhaust flow of exhaust gases on a side of the arc extinguishing chamber situated opposite the stationary contact,
the exhaust gases being stopped by the central part of the balancing wall and escaping via the edges of the wall,

wherein said central part of the balancing wall is a solid central part having a variable width being maximum on the side
of the arc extinguishing chamber where the gases flow first, and being progressively reduced as an opposite side of said chamber
is approached.

US Pat. No. 9,257,824

ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE WITH IMPROVED MECHANICAL ARRANGEMENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric cabinet comprising a front part and a rear part, an outer frame defining the general shape of the electric
cabinet and an inner frame comprising fixing uprights and cross-members positioned in one and the same plane, a functional
assembly fixed onto the inner frame and comprising a plurality of functional units each provided with a mounting plate designed
to receive one or more electric units, characterized in that:
the mounting plates are fixed onto said fixing uprights and cross-members in contiguous manner to form a separating partition
arranged in said plane and delineating a first space located towards the front part and a second space located towards the
rear part,

each mounting plate comprises at least one opening,
the functional assembly comprises at least one connector support fixed in independent manner on an upright or a cross-member
of the inner frame and a connector arranged on said support, said support being positioned on the fixing upright or cross-member
in such a way as to enable the connector to pass through said at least one opening made through a mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 9,355,803

ACTUATOR WITH THERMOMAGNETIC SHUNT, ESPECIALLY FOR TRIGGERING A CIRCUIT BREAKER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electromagnetic actuator comprising:
a magnetic circuit with a fixed magnetic frame;
a coil configured to be connected to an electrical circuit at its ends;
a magnetic element movable with respect to the frame according to intensity of current flowing in the coil;
a shunt device extending along the axis of the coil, the shunt device comprising a magnetocaloric material for which magnetization
increases with temperature above a first temperature greater than or equal to 330 K and reaches a maximum at a second temperature
of less than 420 K, the magnetization maximum being greater than 40 emu/g.

US Pat. No. 9,318,292

METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE MECHANICAL PERFORMANCES OF A SWITCHGEAR DEVICE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method for evaluating the mechanical performances of a switchgear device which comprises at least one pole, each pole
comprising:
a pair of contacts movable with respect to one another between an open position and a closed position;
a support arm of a first contact;
a support arm drive mechanism comprising:
a rotary pole shaft and at least one rod which pivotably couple the drive mechanism to the support arm,
an energy storage system for moving said arm to place the main contacts in a closed position; and
a toggle device associated with a trip latch;the method comprising:
measuring the angle of rotation of the pole shaft during a closing travel of the contacts;
deriving at least two specific values from measuring the angle of rotation;
comparing said specific values with a specific initial operating reference value of the switchgear device;
identifying the mechanical wear performances of the drive mechanism by comparing the specific values obtained with the operating
reference value;

determining a first specific value on a variation curve of the angle of rotation corresponding to a time to reach a first
local maximum on the variation curve, said first local maximum corresponding to the maximum angle of rotation reached by the
pole shaft during closing travel of the contacts;

determining a second specific value on the variation curve of the angle of rotation corresponding to a final angle of rotation
reached when the pair of movable contacts is in a closed position;

calculating the angular difference between the maximum angle of rotation and the final angle of rotation;
identifying a latching state of the toggle device as a function of said angular difference.

US Pat. No. 9,281,143

LIMIT SWITCH

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. Limit switch comprising:
a body produced along a main axis and containing a switching device,
a head that is removable and orientable with respect to the body so that it can adopt several distinct angular positions about
the main axis, said head comprising actuating means arranged to act on the switching device,

fixing means for fixing the limit switch to a support,
characterized in that:
the fixing means are arranged only on the head of the limit switch,
the head has at least two separate bearing planes, said fixing means being arranged to fix the head so that it bears against
the support via one or other of its two bearing planes.

US Pat. No. 9,267,970

DEVICE FOR MEASURING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT IN A CABLE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A device for measuring an electric current flowing in a cable, comprising,
means for securing a flexible Rogowski coil, to occupy an open position enabling engagement around a cable, and a closed position
to surround the cable,

actuating means for moving said coil from one of said positions to the other,
a magnetic circuit for closing around the cable when the actuating means have the coil in the closed position of the coil,
and a winding around the magnetic circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,271,231

COMMUNICATION METHOD, TRANSCEIVER STATIONS AND ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAMS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A communication method, over a radio frequency channel in a network including a primary node and multiple secondary nodes
for telecommunications, comprising:
receiving, by a secondary node on the radio frequency channel, beacon messages sent by the primary node or the multiple secondary
nodes in its radio neighborhood, each beacon message indicating a number of radio hops separating the primary node from a
node that sends the beacon message;

selecting, by said secondary node, one node from among the primary node and the multiple secondary nodes that sends the beacon
message indicating a minimum number of hops as a parent node, said secondary node being a child node; and

in order to send information to the primary node, transmitting said information over the radio frequency channel to said selected
parent node,

wherein, in order to detect an emission at a first frequency of the beacon messages emitted by the primary node or the multiple
secondary nodes in its radio neighborhood, a standard period with a length equal to an inverse of the first frequency is divided
into several portions, a first portion and a second portion of the standard period being listened to by said secondary node,
and said secondary node being put on standby for at least part of a time between the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,263,215

TOOL AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RELAY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A tool for switching a state of an electromagnetic relay comprising:
a switching member configured to move between a first position and a second position along a path,
wherein the tool is configured such that movement of the switching member from the first position to the second position causes
a change of a switch state of the electromagnetic relay via a magnetic force exerted by the switching member, wherein the
electromagnetic relay includes a movable contact coupled to an end of an armature through an actuation blade, and wherein
the tool is configured such that the magnetic force causes movement of the armature.

US Pat. No. 9,585,231

DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AN ELECTRICAL PARAMETRIZATION SIGNAL TO A DRIVE MEMBER OF A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE BASED LIGHTING MODULE, ASSOCIATED POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, LIGHTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF TRANSMISSION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An apparatus for transmitting a parameterizing electrical signal to a driving member of a lighting module with light-emitting
diodes, the lighting module comprising at least one light-emitting diode and the lighting module being configured to be biased
according to a forward bias or a reverse bias, the light-emitting diode or diodes being forward biased for the forward bias
of the lighting module, and respectively reverse biased for the reverse bias of the lighting module, the apparatus comprising:
a transmission device for transmitting the parameterizing electrical signal to the driving member, and
the driving member comprising a changing device for changing the bias of the lighting module,
wherein the transmission device is configured to be connected to a wired electrical link between the driving member and the
lighting module,

wherein the transmission device comprises a first detection device for detecting a reverse bias command signal commanding
the lighting module to switch to reverse bias, the reverse bias command signal being generated by the changing device, and

wherein the transmission device is adapted to transmit the parameterizing signal to the driving member, following the detection
of the reverse bias command signal.

US Pat. No. 9,455,562

ELECTRICAL APPARATUS HAVING A GAS INSULATION CONTAINING A FLUORINATED COMPOUND

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical apparatus having a gas insulation for medium- and/or high-voltages, comprising:
a gas-tight housing including an inner space filled with an electrically insulating gas including at least one fluorinated
compound with a global warming potential GWP below 3500;

at least one electrical component arranged in the inner space of the housing;
a regulator configured to regulate a quantity of the at least one fluorinated compound in the inner space of the housing;
and

a tank including an inner space directly communicating with the inner space of the housing, the inner space of the tank being
seamlessly connected to the inner space of the housing, wherein

a bottom of the housing is inclined with respect to a horizontal axis of the housing,
a lower surface of the bottom is rounded,
the tank is arranged at a longitudinal end of the bottom and located in a vertical position lower than a lowest point of the
bottom,

the housing and the tank are configured such that liquid formed by condensation of the fluorinated compound present in the
insulating gas is collected in the tank, and

the regulator includes a heater configured to heat the liquid resulting from condensation of the fluorinated compound present
in the insulating gas, to cause vaporization of at least part of the liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,423,428

MIXED CURRENT SENSOR AND METHOD FOR FITTING SAID SENSOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A mixed current sensor in a case, the mixed current sensor comprising:
a current measurement device comprising a first coil of Rogowski type;
a magnetic current sensor having a second coil wound around a magnetic circuit,
the current measurement device and the magnetic current sensor being arranged in such a way as to have a same primary circuit;
electronic acquisition and measurement means of electric current;
a first linking cassette comprising:
first linking means arranged to position and fix said first linking cassette to the first coil by clip-fastening; and
second linking means arranged to position and secure said first linking cassette and the current measurement device on the
case; and

a second linking cassette comprising:
third linking means arranged to position, secure and fix by clip-fastening:
the magnetic current sensor on the case; and
the first linking cassette and the current measurement device on the case;
the first and second cassettes comprising electric pins respectively connecting the first and second coils to the electronic
acquisition and measurement means, wherein

the first linking cassette and the second linking cassette are fixed to the case using a groove of a housing of the case such
that the second linking means of the first linking cassette collaborates with the groove by sliding the second linking means
in the groove, and the second linking cassette collaborates with the groove by sliding the second linking cassette in the
groove, and thereby the first linking cassette and the second linking cassette are stacked.

US Pat. No. 9,411,723

DATA EXCHANGE SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

8. A data interchange system comprising:
a microprocessor;
a nonvolatile memory;
a first communication channel connecting the microprocessor to the nonvolatile memory;
a first power supply channel configured to supply electric power to the microprocessor and the nonvolatile memory;
a control device;
a second communication channel, through which an external device can interchange data with the nonvolatile memory; and
a second power supply channel configured to supply power to the control device and the nonvolatile memory, and not the microprocessor,
wherein

the control device includes circuitry configured to
detect the electric power in the first power supply channel,
select between the first power supply channel and the second power supply channel, the first power supply channel being activated
when electric power is detected in the first power supply channel, the second power supply channel being activated when no
electric power is detected in the first power supply channel,

control the second communication channel, the second communication channel being activated when the external device is present
and the second power supply channel is activated, to allow interchange of data between the external device and the nonvolatile
memory, and

control the first communication channel, the first communication channel being activated when the first power supply channel
is activated, to disallow interchange of data between the external device and the nonvolatile memory.

US Pat. No. 9,329,079

REFLECTOR HAVING A DETECTOR TO DETECT THE PRESENCE OF LIGHT BEAM AGAINST THE REFLECTOR AND TO INDICATE A STATE OF ALIGNMENT USED IN A REFLEX MODE DETECTION DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A reflector for use in a reflex mode detection device, said reflector being positioned in alignment with a detector and
comprising:
a reflective region for reflecting a light beam to send the light beam back towards the detector;
a signalling interface configured to indicate a state of alignment of the reflective region of the reflector with respect
to an emitter;

a detector configured to detect the presence of the light beam against the reflector;
interpretation circuitry configured to control the signalling interface to indicate the state of alignment; and
a power supply having autonomous electric power and configured to supply electric power to the signalling interface and the
interpretation circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,362,051

SELF-PROTECTED LOW-VOLTAGE CAPACITOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A capacitor comprising:
an enclosure;
an insulating material contained in the enclosure;
a capacitive device comprising two conductive layers and at least one dielectric layer formed from a dielectric material and
inserted between the two conductive layers; and

a protection device disconnecting the capacitive device in case of overpressure in the enclosure,
wherein the capacitor further comprises, inside the enclosure, a degassing material releasing gas at a degassing temperature
below the decomposition temperature of the dielectric material to generate an overpressure in the enclosure,

wherein the degassing material is formed by aluminum hydroxide.

US Pat. No. 9,390,873

GREEN SWITCHGEAR APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A switchgear apparatus comprising:
a switchgear body housing having an upper boot and a lower boot, the upper boot having an insulating material and the lower
boot having an insulating material;

a vacuum interrupter having at least one stationary electrical contact and an insulating moveable contactor coupled to a moveable
electrical contact; and

at least two bushings having conductor material passing therethrough,
the apparatus further comprising at least one of the following:
a bushing boot, separate from the upper boot and the lower boot, having at least one of a helical groove and/or an array of
heat-removal fins;

a flexible insulating cover enclosing at least a portion of the vacuum interrupter and an adjacent bushing;
a helical groove in the upper boot; and
a finned connector constrained within a channel in the moveable contactor.

US Pat. No. 9,263,205

ELECTRIC SWITCHING APPARATUS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric switching apparatus comprising:
a switch including:
electric contacts that open and close;
an electromagnetic actuator that opens and closes the electric contacts; and
a latch that connects a detachable piece, said latch, in a first operating position, enabling mechanical fixing of the detachable
piece to the switch;

an electric power supply that supplies power to the electromagnetic actuator, the electric power supply supplies power to
an actuating coil of said electromagnetic actuator when the latch is in the first operating position, and the electric power
supply does not supply power to the actuating coil of said electromagnetic actuator when the latch is not in the first operating
position; and

a movable conducting branch, affixed to one of the detachable piece or the switch, that moves the latch into the switch when
the latch is in the first operating position, and that moves the latch out of the switch when the latch is not in the first
operating position.

US Pat. No. 9,460,874

ARC CONTROL DEVICE FOR VACUUM BULB

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A contact device for a vacuum bulb, the contact device comprising:
two electrodes each rigidly attached to a respective shaft, the shafts being axially aligned with each other, each electrode
comprising a tablet-shaped element associated with a base element via a coupling surface, the two electrodes configured to
take a position in which the tablet-shaped elements are in contact and a position in which they are separated from one another
by a relative translation along the shafts;

wherein the coupling surface comprises cut-outs extending between a first end at a periphery of the base element and a second
end internal to the base element, each cut-out being tangent to a circle centered on the respective shaft at the second end;

wherein the cut-outs pass through a thickness of the base element, the cut-outs of a base element are all in a same direction
to form sectors of an arc base element broadening from a center toward the periphery, and the two electrodes are a mirror
image of each other, such that the cut-outs are superposed in the contact device; and

wherein each base element includes a peripheral lip to couple with the tablet-shaped element, each lip comprising at least
one recess adjacent to at least one cut-out.

US Pat. No. 9,423,435

ELECTRIC POWER METERING DEVICE AND METHOD

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. An electric power metering device, operable in first and second operating stages for measuring a primary current, or power
in a primary electric conductor, said device comprising:
at least one current sensor for supplying a secondary measurement current representative of a primary current flowing in a
primary electric conductor,

an electronic measurement circuit and rectifier bridge, connected to said at least one current sensor for providing said secondary
measurement current to the rectifier bridge, said rectifier bridge for converting the secondary measurement current to a rectified
current;

a processing circuit connected to the electronic measurement circuit and rectifier bridge;
a transmitter connected to the processing circuit for transmitting messages over a wireless communication network to an electric
power measurement receiver;

an electric current integration capacitor connected to said at least one current sensor via the rectifier bridge, said electric
current integration capacitor for, during a first operating stage of the device, integrating and accumulating the rectified
current applied to the electric current integration capacitor from the rectifier bridge, to produce an electric voltage representative
of the integration of the rectified current or electric power accumulated in the electric current integration capacitor;

voltage threshold detection means connected to said integration capacitor for detecting overshoot of a predefined voltage
threshold of said integration capacitor, said predefined voltage threshold being an amount of electric voltage representative
of the integration of the rectified current or the electric power accumulated in the electric current integration capacitor,
as determined during the first operating stage;

switch means commanded by said threshold detection means, and for, during a second operating stage when the electric voltage
on said electric current integration capacitor exceeds the predefined voltage threshold, supplying electric power accumulated
in the electric current integration capacitor to said processing circuit and said transmitter, said processing circuit and
said transmitter for then transmitting a power message representative of an amount of electric power or of electric current
that has flowed in said primary electric conductor; and

discharging means for discharging the electric current integration capacitor when the power message has been transmitted by
said processing circuit, said transmitter thereby ending the second operating stage.

US Pat. No. 9,397,551

DEVICE FOR PROTECTING AGAINST AN ELECTRICAL OVERCURRENT IN AT LEAST ONE ELECTRONIC SWITCHING BRANCH, CONVERSION SYSTEM INCLUDING SUCH A PROTECTION DEVICE, AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A protection device for protecting against an electrical overcurrent, for at least one electronic switching branch of an
electrical conversion system, the at least one electronic switching branch comprising two switching half-branches serially
connected at an intermediate terminal, at least one half-branch including at least one switching member, the at least one
switching member comprising a first electronic switch and a diode connected in antiparallel to said first electronic switch,
wherein the device includes, for the at least one electronic switching branch:
circuitry including at least one second electronic switch, the at least one second electronic switch being connected to the
intermediate terminal or to an electrode of said diode connected in antiparallel to the first electronic switch, the at least
one second electronic switch being able to switch, under an action of a controller, from an on state to an off state to protect
said diode from the electrical overcurrent, the diode and the at least one second electronic switch are connected in series
between conduction electrodes of the first electronic switch,

the circuitry configured to measure at least one magnitude relative to a current able to circulate in the diode of the at
least one electronic switching branch, and

control the at least one second electronic switch, based on the at least one magnitude measured, wherein the at least one
second electronic switch is serially connected to a respective diode, and connected in antiparallel to a first respective
electronic switch.

US Pat. No. 9,322,762

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING AGEING OF ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A monitoring method for monitoring ageing of at least one electric equipment unit, the monitoring method comprising:
entering and storing ageing computation data by type of equipment,
measuring physical quantities representative of environmental conditions of the electric equipment unit, the measuring of
the physical quantities including measuring humidity content with a humidity sensor and measuring salinity content with a
salinity sensor;

computing, by processing circuitry, ageing according to said measured physical quantities including the humidity content and
the salinity content, and according to the stored ageing computation data; and

generating, by the processing circuitry, electric equipment ageing data that indicates the ageing of the electric equipment
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,287,064

SWITCHING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MALFUNCTIONING OF SUCH A SWITCHING DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A switching device, comprising:
at least one pair of fixed contacts and, for the or each pair of fixed contacts, a movable contact that is movable between
a closed position and an open position, the fixed contacts being, in the closed position the movable contact, electrically
connected to one another via the movable contact and being electrically isolated from one another in the open position of
the movable contact,

a contact holder capable of holding in place the or each movable contact, the contact holder being movable, along a vertical
direction, between a first position corresponding to the closed position of the or each movable contact and a second position
corresponding to the open position of the or each movable contact, and

an actuator capable of actuating a translational movement of the contact holder between its first and second positions,
wherein the switching device includes:
a plate capable of applying a force on the movable contact holder, the actuator being capable of actuating the translational
movement of the contact holder between its first and second positions via the actuation of the movement of the plate, the
plate being movable relative to the movable contact holder,

a sensor capable of measuring the movement of the movable plate along the vertical direction relative to the movable contact
holder, during the actuation of the movement of the plate in order to drive the translational movement of the contact holder
from its first position to its second position, and

a detection member for detecting a fault or malfunction in the switching device based on at least one value measured by the
sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,202,655

TRIP UNIT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ONE SUCH TRIP DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A trip unit that connects to a circuit breaker, said trip unit comprising:
a first block comprising
a first case including two walls, each wall comprising a through orifice for receiving a shaft, and
a trip member of the circuit breaker mechanically connected to the shaft and accessible from outside the first case; and
a second block comprising a second case and at least one detecting member for detecting an electric fault, each detecting
member being positioned inside the second case and including at least one moving element comprising a contact end, that is
movable toward the trip member when the respective detecting member detects an electric fault,

wherein the first block and the second block are two distinct blocks relative to one another,
wherein the first case and the second case are mechanically assembled to one another in an assembled configuration of the
trip unit, and

wherein each contact end mechanically cooperates with the trip member such that the trip member trips the circuit breaker
in the assembled configuration of the trip unit when the corresponding detecting member detects an electric fault.

US Pat. No. 9,123,495

AUXILIARY TRIP DEVICE FOR TRIPPING A CIRCUIT BREAKER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An auxiliary trip unit for tripping a circuit breaker according to an electric command, comprising:
a drive part associated with a blade that is movable between a neutral position and an active position;
at least one flexible actuating means designed to store mechanical energy when the blade is in its neutral position, and to
actuate it from its neutral position to its active position, by means of said energy, with a movement producing a tripping
operation of the circuit breaker, following unlatching of the blade;

a latch fitted swivelling around a swivelling axis and designed to secure the blade in its neutral position, against releasing
of said energy, until movement of the latch takes place to a releasing position in which said unlatching takes place;

a first bias spring fitted to bias the latch to a latching position in which the latch secures the blade in its neutral position;
a thrust slide to propel the latch out of its latching position to its released position;
a second bias spring of the slide in a first direction; and
an electric coil generating an electromagnetic force to drive the slide against the second bias spring, in a second direction
opposite to the first direction, when this coil is supplied by said electric command,

wherein the latch comprises a first branch having a latching head with a nose protruding from said latching head in a direction
passing through the swivelling axis so as to comprise a salient end forming a localized contact point with the blade, wherein
the blade comes in contact with the latch only at said contact point, when said latch secures the blade in the neutral position,
and

a second branch terminated by a push-rod which is actuated by a thrust force during resetting of the blade to the latching
position.

US Pat. No. 9,104,951

MAN/MACHINE DIALOGUE SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A human-machine dialog system comprising:
a read/write station including data processing circuitry;
an antenna magnetically connected or coupled with the read/write station;
plural human-machine dialog devices each comprising a human-machine dialog interface and an electronic tag, the electronic
tag including an internal memory and processing circuitry and being positioned so as to be powered via magnetic coupling by
the read/write station and to be in contactless communication via magnetic coupling with the read/write station, the electronic
tag's internal memory stores data representative of a state of a corresponding human-machine dialog device, and the read/write
station comprises read/write circuitry to read from and write to the electronic tag's internal memory; and

a mounting support configured to accommodate each of the plural human-machine dialog devices in a removable and interchangeable
manner,

wherein the mounting support comprises a plate including parallel slide rails that are configured to receive the plural human-machine
dialog devices by sliding.

US Pat. No. 9,281,666

SUBSEA ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM HAVING REDUNDANT CIRCUIT BREAKER CONTROL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SAME

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A subsea electrical distribution system, comprising:
a first subsea circuit breaker electrically coupleable to a first electrical load;
a second subsea circuit breaker electrically coupleable to a second electrical load;
a first subsea circuit breaker control system having a first control circuit coupled to the first subsea circuit breaker and
a second control circuit coupled to the second subsea circuit breaker, the first subsea circuit breaker control system being
removable from the subsea electrical distribution system; and

a second subsea circuit breaker control system having a third control circuit coupled to the first subsea circuit breaker
and a fourth control circuit coupled to the second subsea circuit breaker, the second subsea circuit breaker control system
being removable from the subsea electrical distribution system,

wherein each of the first subsea circuit breaker control system and the second subsea circuit breaker control system are operable
to open and close the first subsea circuit breaker and the second subsea circuit breaker to enable power to be provided to
the first electrical load and the second electrical load when one of the first subsea circuit breaker control system and the
second subsea circuit breaker control system is removed from the subsea electrical distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,153,881

FLEXIBLE TUNNEL FOR A CONNECTION TERMINAL AND TERMINAL COMPRISING ONE SUCH TUNNEL

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A flexible tunnel for a connection terminal, said tunnel being made by cutting and bending a metal strip to form a flexible
frame delimiting an opening of quadrangular cross section for the insertion of a cable that is to be connected, said opening
being delimited by a first and a second lateral branch extending parallel to one another from a bottom, the first branch being
extended by an upper branch closing the one-piece structure of the tunnel, the latter two branches being separated from the
second branch by at least one first axial clearance running in a direction of travel of a clamping screw, wherein, when the
tunnel is in an untightened state, the upper branch through which the clamping screw is intended to pass in a perpendicular
manner forms a first angle of deformation with a longitudinal axis of the tunnel parallel to the first and second lateral
branches, and the bottom forms a second angle of deformation with the longitudinal axis of the tunnel.

US Pat. No. 9,349,550

EMERGENCY STOP DEVICE ADAPTABLE FOR A MAN-MACHINE DIALOG SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An emergency stop device comprising:
a body;
a control button movable in translation along a control axis;
at least one set of electrical contacts of normally closed type including a mobile electrical contact and a fixed electrical
contact;

a flexible strip including a fixed first end and a free second end and an actuating press rod configured to be actuated in
translation by the control button between a rest position and an actuated position and configured to collaborate with the
flexible strip, the actuating press rod including an actuating tab configured to apply a movement force to the flexible strip,
the force being applied along the control axis;

wherein the flexible strip comprises:
a first portion connected to the fixed first end,
a second portion connected to the first portion and disposed in a plane that is parallel to the control axis, and
a third portion connected to the second portion and to carry the mobile electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 9,750,143

CONTROL SYSTEM INCLUDING A STATIONARY EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON AND A MOBILE EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A control system, comprising:
a fixed control console and a first emergency stop button positioned on the control console, wherein the first emergency stop
button controls an electric circuit;

a mobile control unit comprising a mobile support and a second emergency stop button arranged on the mobile support, wherein
the second emergency stop button controls the electric circuit;

wherein the control console comprises at least one cavity,
the mobile support occupies a first position, in which the second emergency stop button is concealed from a view of a user
inside the at least one cavity, and a second position, in which the second emergency stop button is outside the at least one
cavity, and

the fixed control console includes a locking mechanism that retains the mobile support in the first position, and that releases
the mobile support from the first position upon insertion of a key into the locking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,341,654

MIXED CURRENT SENSOR AND METHOD FOR FITTING SAID SENSOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A mixed current sensor secured within a case, the case comprising a base including a first housing and a second housing,
the mixed current sensor comprising:
a magnetic current sensor having a coil wound around a magnetic circuit;
a current measuring device comprising a Rogowski coil arranged in such a way that a primary circuit of the magnetic sensor
corresponds to the primary circuit of said current measuring device, the magnetic current sensor and the current measuring
device being positioned inside walls of the second housing and being covered by a second cover on outer edges of the walls
of the second housing;

an electronic-printed circuit that acquires and measures electric current, said electronic printed circuit being supplied
with the electric current from the coil of the magnetic current sensor, being positioned inside walls of the first housing
and being covered by a first cover on outer edges of the walls of the first housing; and

a linking cassette including
a first fixing arranged to position and secure said linking cassette by clip-fastening the linking cassette onto the current
measuring device without soldering;

a second fixing arranged to position and secure said linking cassette and the current measuring device by clip-fastening the
linking cassette within the case without soldering; and

electric pins respectively connected to the Rogowski coil and to the electronic printed circuit to acquire and measure the
electric current, wherein

electric tracks are securedly attached to the base and electrically soldered onto the coil of the magnetic current sensor,
and the electric tracks connect the magnetic current sensor to the electronic printed circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,411,370

HUMAN-MACHINE DIALOG SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A human-machine dialog system, comprising:
a support having a plurality of identical docking stations, each docking station being associated with a universal human-machine
dialog device, each universal human-machine dialog device comprising at least a display member and a sensor member,

a plurality of modular members, each modular member being arranged to be positioned in a docking station in a removable and
interchangeable manner and comprising a human-machine dialog interface arranged to cooperate with said display member and/or
said sensor member, said plurality of modular members including a first modular member positioned in a first docking station
and whose human-machine dialog interface is a control interface and a second modular member positioned in a second docking
station and whose human-machine dialog interface is a display interface,

a central control unit arranged to receive a control signal from the sensor member of the first docking station when the control
interface of the first modular member is activated and to send a control order to the display member of the second docking
station to activate the display interface of the second modular member,

wherein
each modular member has an electronic tag storing in its memory the type of human-machine dialog interface of the modular
member with which it is associated, and

the system has a station for reading the electronic tags that are incorporated into each modular member, said reading station
having an antenna arranged inside the support.

US Pat. No. 9,063,175

ELECTRIC POWER METERING DEVICE AND METHOD

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. An electrical measuring device having an electric voltage divider, comprising:
a first measuring resistor connected between a voltage measurement input point and a common point,
a second measuring resistor connected between said common point and a reference electrical ground,
a measurement output point connected to said common point,
an outer shielding enclosure surrounding said first and second measuring resistors and connected to said reference electrical
ground,

an inner capacitive electrode surrounding said first and second measuring resistors and arranged inside said outer shielding
enclosure, and

a phase difference compensation circuit connected between said inner capacitive electrode and said common point, wherein the
compensation circuit comprises at least one electronic component having a temperature dependent variable electric quantity.

US Pat. No. 9,478,381

MODULAR ELECTRICAL SWITCH DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE UNIPOLAR CUT-OFF UNIT AND A SWITCH ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SUCH DEVICES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A modular electrical switching device comprising:
a switching block comprising unitary switching blocks respectively comprising electrical switching means;
an actuation block comprising an actuation module of the unitary switching blocks, the module incorporating an electromagnetic
actuator controlled by control means;

means allowing the actuation block to be removably fixed onto the switching block;
a removable electrical control module incorporating the control means and comprising adaptive connection means configured
to be interconnected with an actuation coil of the electromagnetic actuator when the removable electrical control module is
positioned on the actuation module;

rapid fixing means allowing a removable fixing of the actuation block onto the switching block and comprising at least one
coupling hook configured:

to fix and secure the switching block to the actuation block, and
to collaborate with an actuation device of a mobile contact of the unitary switching block to transmit movement of the electromagnetic
actuator to the mobile contact;

the coupling hook being secured to a mobile keeper of the electromagnetic actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,196,434

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING DIAGNOSTICS OF AN ACTUATOR, AND ACTUATOR COMPRISING ONE SUCH DEVICE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A diagnostic method for an actuator which comprises a coil and a control device dedicated for supplying electric power
to the coil, said method comprising:
controlling electric power being supplied to an actuator by a diagnostic device which is physically separate from the control
device of the actuator,

controlling a supply of power to the coil of said actuator by a control device,
monitoring the electric power being supplied to the actuator, and
deriving a diagnostic indicator of the actuator from a result of the monitoring.

US Pat. No. 9,159,508

SWITCHGEAR DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE SINGLE-POLE BREAKING UNIT COMPRISING A CONTACT BRIDGE AND CIRCUIT BREAKER COMPRISING ONE SUCH DEVICE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. An electrical switchgear device (600), comprising:
at least one single-pole breaking unit (10), said single-pole breaking unit comprising:

a case (12) having a line-side panel, and a load-side panel located opposite said line-side panel;

a pair of stationary contacts (41, 51), one of which stationary contacts is connected to a load-side terminal strip (5) extending outwardly from the load-side panel, the other stationary contact being connected to a line-side terminal strip
(4) extending outwardly from the line-side panel;

a movable contact bridge (22) for movement into and out of contact with said stationary contacts;

said case enclosing an opening volume between two are extinguishing chambers (24, 24), with said movable contact bridge (22) located within said opening volume, and each extinguishing chamber (24) is in communication with a quenching gas exhaust channel (38, 42), which is situated inside the case of the single-pole breaking unit (10), said exhaust gas channel opening through the line-side panel of the case (12), said exhaust gas channel (38) being above and in a common plane with said contact bridge (22), said exhaust gas channel (38) enabling quenching gases to be directed from load-side terminal strip (5) to a top part of the switch gear apparatus, said exhaust gas channel (38) also being in communication with an exhaust pass-through hole (40) in a top portion of the line-side panel above line-side terminal strip (4).

US Pat. No. 9,443,687

METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE MECHANICAL PERFORMANCES OF A SWITCHGEAR APPARATUS

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method for evaluating the mechanical performances of a switchgear device which comprises at least one pole, each pole
comprising:
a pair of contacts movable with respect to one another between an open position and a closed position;
a support arm of a first contact;
a support arm drive mechanism comprising:
a rotary pole shaft and at least one rod which pivotably couple the drive mechanism to the support arm, and
an energy storage system for moving said arm to place the main contacts in a closed position;
the method comprising:
measuring the angle of rotation of the pole shaft during a closing travel of the contacts;
deriving at least two specific values from measuring the angle of rotation;
comparing said specific values with a specific initial operating reference value of the switchgear device;
identifying the mechanical wear performances of the drive mechanism by comparing the specific values obtained with the operating
reference value;

determining on a variation curve of the angle of rotation versus time, a first specific value equal to a first time necessary
to reach a first inflection point corresponding to the moment when the pole shaft reaches a maximum speed of rotation;

determining a second specific value equal to a second time necessary to reach a point on the variation curve corresponding
to a theoretical final angle of rotation reached when the pair of contacts is in a closed position;

calculating the elapsed time between said first and second times; and
deriving an excess energy level of the energy storage system of the drive mechanism as a function of the difference between
the value of the calculated elapsed time and a theoretical value.

US Pat. No. 9,488,507

VISUAL INDICATION FOR ADJUSTABLE COMPONENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A visual indication member for an adjustable dial component, the member comprising,
a coupling member for coupling to the adjustable dial component;
a movable member including a first portion including a first visual property, wherein the first portion is configured to move
to expose a visually distinguishable area; and

a base member that includes the coupling member, and including a first base portion including a second visual property, and
including a step portion configured to movably abut the movable member, the movable member being disposed above the base member.

US Pat. No. 9,434,266

METHOD FOR MONITORING AND OPTIMISING THE OPERATION OF A CHARGING TERMINAL FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING TERMINAL FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for monitoring and optimizing operation of a charging terminal of an electric vehicle, the terminal including
connection means configured to be connected to an electric vehicle for electric charging, the method comprising:
generating an output voltage equal to a first direct current (DC) voltage value;
connecting the electric vehicle to the charging terminal, the output voltage switching from the first DC voltage value to
a second DC voltage value;

checking an ability of the charging terminal to perform charging;
authorizing charging of the electric vehicle by modulating the output voltage between a positive value equal to the second
voltage value and a negative value equal to opposite of the first voltage value, the modulation is of pulse width modulation
(PWM) type having a duty ratio fixed according to a maximum authorized charge current;

checking an ability of the electric vehicle to be recharged by monitoring a positive value of the modulated output voltage,
the positive value of the output voltage switching from the second voltage value to a third voltage value when the vehicle
is able to be recharged;

supplying a charge voltage to the electric vehicle by modulating the output voltage between a positive value equal to the
third voltage value and the negative value equal to the opposite of the first voltage value, the duty ratio of the modulation
enabling the maximum authorized charge current to be set to a first value;

initializing a first timer concomitantly with authorization of charging of the electric vehicle, the first timer starting
at a time the modulating the output voltage between the positive value equal to the second voltage value and the negative
value equal to the opposite of the first voltage value starts;

reading a first elapsed diagnosis time between:
initialization of the first timer, and
switching of the output voltage from the second voltage value to the third voltage value;
comparing a value of the first elapsed diagnosis time with standard values recorded in a database;
determining a type of charger of the electric vehicle according to a comparative state between the first elapsed diagnosis
time and the standard values; and

taking characteristics of the charger of the identified electric vehicle into account to locally optimize energy management.

US Pat. No. 9,685,779

MAGNETOTHERMAL CURRENT LIMITING DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A current limiting device comprising:
a primary configured to be connected to an electrical line;
a secondary comprising a limiting resistance; and
a magnetic circuit that couples the primary and the secondary, wherein the magnetic circuit comprises a magnetocaloric material,
magnetization of which increases with temperature above a first temperature greater than or equal to 330 K and reaches a maximum
at a second temperature of less than 420 K, the magnetocaloric material being of NiCoMnX type, wherein X?{Al, In, Sb, Sn}.

US Pat. No. 9,461,467

SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING DIRECT ELECTRIC POWER FOR AT LEAST TWO LOADS FROM AN ALTERNATING ELECTRIC POWER SOURCE AND METHOD FOR STARTING SUCH A SUPPLY SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A system for supplying direct electric power to at least two loads from an alternating electric power source, the system
comprising:
a circulation bus for the alternating power configured to be connected to the alternating power source;
at least one converter configured to convert alternating power into direct power, the converter connected to the circulation
bus;

at least two connection interfaces, each connection interface being connected to a corresponding converter and configured
to be connected to at least one electric load to supply direct electric power for a corresponding load; and

control circuitry configured to control the connection interfaces and to time-shift a start-up moment for the supply of direct
power from a first one of the at least two interfaces to a second one of the at least two interfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,222,967

SECURED DETECTION SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. Detection system employed for securing a start-up of an application, said system comprising:
at least one first detector (D2) and one second detector (D3), each detector comprising two input terminals (I1, I2) connected to its logic inputs, two output terminals (O1, O2) connected to its logic outputs and two power supply terminals (0V, +24V) connected to two electrical power supply lines,
the two output terminals (O1, O2) of the first detector (D2) being connected to the two input terminals (I1, I2) of the second detector (D3), characterized in that:

the two output terminals (O1, O2) of the second detector (D3) are connected to control devices (K1, K2) of the application to be secured, so as to form a detection chain,

the second detector (D3) comprises a start-up input terminal (St) and a test output terminal (C1),

to the second detector (D3), a feedback loop (Br) is connected between the start-up input terminal (St) and the test output terminal (C1), for the purpose of monitoring the control devices,

the first detector (D2) is configured in an automatic start-up mode,

the second detector (D3) is configured in a manual start-up mode, which is conditional upon an active state of the inputs of the second detector
(D3), and on a closed feedback loop (Br).

US Pat. No. 9,671,449

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AN ELECTRICAL FAULT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A system for detecting an electrical fault in an electrical installation comprising several electrical conductors, the
system comprising:
at least two measurement modules, each measurement module comprising first radioelectric communication device, a sensor for
measuring each electrical magnitude associated with a corresponding electrical conductor and a first clock defined by a first
initial instant and a first clock frequency, each measured value being suitable for being associated with a first instant
of measurement, determined with respect to the first initial instant and as a function of the first frequency,

an acquisition unit for acquiring the measured values, comprising second radioelectric device adapted for communicating with
the first radioelectric communication device,

said system further comprising, for at least one of the measurement modules, a member for detecting the electrical fault associated
with the corresponding electrical conductor, the detection member being suitable for determining the value of an instant of
detection of the fault with respect to the first initial instant and as a function of the first frequency,

wherein the acquisition unit comprises:
a first determination device for determining the value of each instant of detection with respect to the first initial instant
and as a function of the first frequency of the other measurement modules,

a device of acquisition for each measurement module of solely the measured values for which the first instant of measurement
lies in a corresponding first predefined time interval, each corresponding first interval comprising the value of the instant
of detection determined for the said measurement module with which it is associated.

US Pat. No. 9,552,935

LIMIT SWITCH

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A limit switch comprising:
a body and a head arranged on a main axis;
an actuation member fixed to the head and actuatable by pivoting in a pivoting plane;
a shaft actuatable in rotation about an axis of rotation by pivoting of the actuation member;
a plunger mounted on a spring;
a cam mechanism arranged on the shaft and on the plunger to convert the rotational movement of the shaft into a translational
movement of the plunger and vice versa; and

a switching device controlled by the plunger, wherein
the cam mechanism includes
a first cam and a first cam follower, arranged to cooperate with one another so as to generate between them a first non-zero
rotational torque over a first range of rotation of the shaft in a direction of rotation of the shaft, and

a second cam and a second cam follower, arranged to cooperate with one another so as to generate between them a second non-zero
rotational torque over a second range of rotation of the shaft, situated beyond the first range of rotation in the same direction
of rotation of the shaft, the first cam follower and the second cam follower being juxtaposed on the plunger.

US Pat. No. 9,490,091

TRIP CAUSE MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRONIC TRIP DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A circuit breaker comprising
a series of inputs designed to be connected to a first microcontroller configured to measure characteristics of an electric
current of a power supply line to detect an electric fault of the power supply line,

a second microcontroller supplied by said power supply line and presenting a first electricity consumption value, the second
micro-controller being configured to analyse data coming from the first microcontroller in order to detect an electric fault
of the power supply line,

a third microcontroller supplied by said power supply line and connected so as to receive data from the first and second micro-controllers,
the third microcontroller being configured to indicate a cause of tripping of the circuit breaker, the third microcontroller
presenting a second electricity consumption lower than the first electricity consumption value,

a back-up power supply source configured to supply the third microcontroller in case of unavailability of the power supply
line.

US Pat. No. 9,628,578

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING DATA STORED IN A DATABASE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A computer system for sharing data, the computer system comprising:
a database configured to
receive, via a software interface of the database, the data from at least one electrical equipment through a communication
network, the software interface of the database and the at least one electrical equipment communicating with each other using
Open Data Protocol, and

store the data received from the at least one electrical equipment, the at least one electrical equipment being one of a programmable
controller, an input/output module, a speed controller, a switch, a sensor, an actuator, and a measurement apparatus; and

at least one client computer device configured to communicate with the software interface of the database through the communication
network, wherein the at least one client computer device is configured to send, to the software interface of the database,
a request to send metadata describing a data model of the database, wherein the software interface of the database is configured
to send the metadata to the at least one client computer device, and wherein the at least one client computer device is further
configured to generate a software graphic interface based on the received metadata, by associating the received metadata with
at least one graphic interface component that graphically displays at least part of the data that is stored in the database
and received from the at least one electrical equipment,

wherein the software interface of the database and the at least one client computer device are configured to send and receive
data, based on the Open Data Protocol, and

wherein at least part of the communication network is an Internet network.

US Pat. No. 9,343,880

MODULAR SUBSEA ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM HAVING SUBSEA CABLE HARNESS ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SAME

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A modular subsea electrical distribution system, comprising:
a subsea electrical circuit breaker assembly comprising a first circuit breaker, a frame, a first electrical connector secured
to the frame and electrically coupled to a first side of the first circuit breaker; and

a first power cable harness assembly, comprising a frame, a second electrical connector secured to the frame, and a first
power cable connected to the second electrical connector and supported by the frame,

wherein the first electrical connector and/or the second electrical connector is extendable relative to the frame to which
it is secured to enable the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector to connect to each other, electrically
coupling the first power cable to the first side of the first circuit breaker.

US Pat. No. 9,207,141

BURST PRESSURE MONITORING DEVICE EMPLOYED IN A PRESSURE TRANSMITTER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A burst pressure monitoring device intended to be employed in a pressure transmitter, said pressure transmitter comprising
a body, an inlet duct formed on the body and intended to receive a fluid, a sensor member on which the inlet duct emerges,
said sensor member being intended to measure a pressure and to deliver an output electrical signal representative of the measured
pressure, said burst pressure monitoring device being intended to be positioned inside the inlet duct of the pressure transmitter
and comprising two identical parts each having the form of a half-cylinder including at least one internal protuberance and
one notch, the two parts being assembled together head-to-tail in such a way that the protuberance of one part is fitted into
the notch of the other part so as to form a chicane.

US Pat. No. 9,064,645

ASSEMBLY OF A MULTIPOLE SWITCHGEAR DEVICE WITH DOUBLE ENCLOSURE AND CIRCUIT BREAKER COMPRISING THE SAME

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A multiple electrical switchgear device comprising:
a substantially rectangular parallelepiped double enclosure comprising:
two side panels,
a bottom panel orthogonal to the two side panels,
a top panel orthogonal to the side and bottom panels,
and line-side connection terminal strips accessible from the exterior of said enclosure;
said enclosure housing:
a plurality n of single-pole circuit breaking units, each unit comprising a case with two parallel unit side panels, and between
said unit side panels a breaking mechanism, a first line-side connection terminal strip, and a second load-side connection
terminal strip extending outwardly from the case

a plurality n-1 of spacers, each one of which separates each adjacent pair of single-pole breaking units, each spacer comprising
a central partition parallel to the unit side panels, each central partition having at its top a portion extending generally
perpendicularly to said top to provide a creepage distance.

US Pat. No. 9,057,742

FUNCTIONAL MEASURING GROUP FOR A MEDIUM-VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SUBSTATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A functional measuring group for a medium-voltage distribution substation comprising a substantially rectangular enclosure,
three current input connection means, three current output connection means, and voltage measuring means, wherein:
the input and output connection means are aligned, respectively, in two parallel planes of the enclosure;
the enclosure comprises a first housing for the voltage measuring means, the compartment of the enclosure being directly accessible
via an access panel of the enclosure orthogonal to the planes of the connection means;

the voltage measuring means comprise connection terminals located in a plane parallel to the access panel;
the connection terminals of the voltage measuring means are connected to the connection means of the group with flexible cables.

US Pat. No. 9,537,467

ACTIVE FILTERING SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An active filtering system connected between a first power supply line and a second power supply line of a direct current
(DC) bus that is connected to a DC voltage source located upstream of the active filtering system, said active filtering system
comprising:
a first capacitor connected to the first power supply line of the DC bus and to the second power supply line of the DC bus,
terminals of the first capacitor receiving a voltage that includes an alternating current (AC) component;

a switching assembly including a first terminal connected to the first capacitor and a second terminal connected to the second
power supply line of the DC bus; and

including a processing circuit configured to:
receive said voltage at the terminals of the first capacitor,
determine said AC component of the voltage at the terminals of the first capacitor,
determine a reference value from said AC component, and
determine control commands to be applied to the switching assembly for generating a compensation voltage, opposite to the
AC component of the voltage at the terminals of the first capacitor and corresponding to said reference value.

US Pat. No. 9,517,534

ELECTRIC INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE METHOD AND DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for performing maintenance of an electric installation comprising electric equipment, the method comprising:
entering, with circuitry, data representative of an electric installation to be monitored in a database;
storing, in the circuitry, data representative of electric equipment settings and parameters;
storing, in the circuitry, a database of events history including data representative of events occurring in said electric
installation to be monitored;

storing, in the circuitry, criticality criteria used to determine a criticality level of malfunctions;
detecting, with the circuitry, malfunctioning of at least one electric protection equipment in the electric installation or
of the electric installation itself;

analyzing, with the circuitry, causes of the malfunctioning according to data of the events history and a state of the installation;
determining, with the circuitry, a criticality level of the malfunctioning based on the causes of the malfunctioning and the
criticality criteria; and

managing, with the circuitry, restoration of operation of a part of the installation that is out of service according to the
causes of malfunctioning, a state of electric lines of the installation and the criticality level, and according to a predefined
decision tree,

wherein managing restoration of operation includes preventing automated restoration of operation of the part of the installation
that is out of service when the criticality level of the malfunction indicates an Earth leakage or short circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,379,544

SUBSEA ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERABLE TO SUPPLY POWER TO SUBSEA LOAD FROM PLURALITY OF SOURCES

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A subsea system, comprising:
a subsea electrical distribution system, comprising:
a first subsea circuit breaker module operable to supply alternating current (“AC”) to a subsea load, comprising:
a first busbar electrically coupled to a subsea AC power cable;
a first subsea circuit breaker electrically coupled to the first busbar to supply power to a first subsea load from the first
busbar;

a direct current (“DC”)-to-AC converter electrically coupled to a subsea DC power cable;
a second busbar electrically coupleable to the DC-to-AC converter;
a second subsea circuit breaker electrically coupled to the second busbar to supply power to a second subsea load from the
second busbar; and

a cross-connect selectively operable to couple the first busbar to the second busbar, wherein the first subsea circuit breaker
module is operable to selectively supply power to the second subsea load from the subsea AC power cable or the subsea DC power
cable.

US Pat. No. 9,343,894

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING A DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH A MICROPROCESSOR

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method of monitoring an electrical system which is equipped with a microprocessor, said method comprising:
performing in the microprocessor at least one computation on input data received at an input terminal of the microprocessor;
performing in a monitoring device, which is distinct and physically separate from the microprocessor, at least one logic operation
by logic gates on the identical input data;

the microprocessor and the monitoring device performing, in parallel, said computation and/or logic operations on the identical
input data;

comparing the results of said at least one computation performed on said input data in the microprocessor, with the results
of said at least one logic operation performed on the identical input data in the monitoring device, and deducing from the
compared results diagnostic result information about the functioning of the microprocessor; and

transmitting a feedback signal to the electrical system from an output terminal of the monitoring device, wherein the feedback
signal represents said diagnostic result information about the microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 10,111,360

ELECTRICAL CABINET WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical cabinet comprising:a front part and a rear part;
a plurality of functional electrical units, each of the plurality of functional electrical units includes a support and a plurality of electrical devices arranged on the support;
means for fastening the plurality of functional electrical units, the fastening means configured to secure two or more of the functional electrical units on a separation plane in the electrical cabinet, the two or more supports of the respective two or more functional electrical units are provided immediately adjacent each other so that the two or more supports form a separation wall in a height direction of the electrical cabinet, the separation wall delimiting a first space situated toward the front part and a second space situated toward the rear part, wherein at least one of the electrical devices is located in the first space and at least one of the electrical devices is located in the second space;
a partition dividing the second space into a first subspace situated toward the front part and a second subspace situated toward the rear part, the partition configured in the electrical cabinet to form at least two passages enabling an airflow to circulate between the first subspace and the second subspace such that airflow in the first subspace flows along and is in contact with the at least one of the electrical devices located in the second space extending into the first subspace; and
a cooling source configured to be arranged in contact with the airflow.

US Pat. No. 9,731,612

ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM, RECHARGING ASSEMBLY BY INDUCTION AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ASSOCIATED DATA

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric energy conversion system, comprising a primary module and a secondary module,
the primary module including two input terminals capable of receiving an electric current, a primary winding, and a primary
capacitor connected to the primary winding and the input terminals,

the secondary module including two output terminals, a secondary winding, and a secondary capacitor connected to the secondary
winding and the output terminals,

the primary winding being configured to induce a current in the secondary winding when the primary winding and the secondary
winding are magnetically coupled and a current is received between the input terminals of the primary winding, wherein

the secondary module further comprises a secondary switch electrically connected to the secondary capacitor and to the secondary
winding, and circuitry configured to control the secondary switch, the secondary switch being able to switch, reversibly,
between a first configuration in which the current induced in the secondary winding flows to the output terminals, and a second
configuration in which said induced current flows in a closed loop through the secondary winding and the secondary capacitor
without being delivered to the output terminals,

when the primary module generates an electric pulse through the primary winding while the secondary switch is in the second
configuration, the primary module is configured to detect presence of the secondary module by detecting a number of resonance
frequencies of a current flowing in the primary winding.

US Pat. No. 9,696,354

SYSTEM FOR MEASURING ELECTRIC POWER, TRANSFORMER SUBSTATION COMPRISING ONE SUCH SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING ELECTRIC POWER WITH SUCH A SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A system for measuring electrical energy of current flowing in at least one secondary electrical conductor, the secondary
conductor being electrically connected to a primary electrical conductor, the primary conductor and each secondary conductor
having substantially a same voltage, the measurement system comprising:
a primary module comprising a radioelectric emitter and a voltage measuring device configured to measure voltage of the primary
conductor; and

a plurality of secondary modules, each secondary module comprising a radioelectric receiver, an intensity sensor configured
to measure intensity of current flowing in the corresponding secondary conductor, and secondary circuitry configured to calculate
electrical energy of the current flowing in the corresponding secondary conductor, wherein

the primary module comprises primary circuitry configured to compress a measured value of the voltage and emit, from the radioelectric
emitter to the radioelectric receiver of the secondary module, a first message containing the compressed value of the voltage
measured by the primary circuitry,

the primary circuitry is configured to time synchronize each intensity sensor with the voltage measuring device,
the secondary circuitry is connected to the radioelectric receiver and is configured to calculate a value of the electrical
energy from the value of the measured voltage received from the primary module and from the intensity value measured by the
intensity sensor,

the first message comprises synchronization data for the time synchronization of each intensity sensor directly with the voltage
measuring device, and

the primary circuitry is further configured to successively distribute a unique token to the plurality of secondary modules.

US Pat. No. 9,377,492

DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING THE IMPEDANCE OF AN ELECTRIC EARTH CONNECTION, ASSOCIATED ESTIMATION METHOD AND ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A device for estimating an impedance of an electric ground connection, the ground connection being connected to a ground
of an alternating electric network, the alternating electric network comprising a phase connected to an electric phase conductor
and a neutral connected to an electric neutral conductor, the device being configured to be connected to the phase conductor,
the neutral conductor and the ground connection, the device comprising:
an electrical component having an impedance with a predetermined value, the electrical component being positioned between
the phase conductor and the ground connection;

a switch configured to electrically isolate the electrical component of the phase conductor in an open state, and to electrically
connect the electrical component to the phase conductor in a closed state;

a first sensor configured to measure a first value of a first electrical property between the phase conductor and the ground
connection when the switch is in the open state, and a second value of the first electrical property when the switch is in
the closed state;

a second sensor configured to measure a first value of a second electrical property between the neutral conductor and the
ground connection when the switch is in the open state, and a second value of the second electrical property when the switch
is in the closed state; and

a computation member configured to compute the impedance of the ground connection from the predetermined value of the impedance
of the electrical component and values of the first and second measured electrical properties.

US Pat. No. 9,165,731

PROTECTIVE DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL DEVICES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A protective door assembly for electrical devices, said assembly comprises,
a protective door having push switches, cutout with a spring loaded racking damper allowing access to racking unit, reset
switch and viewing window, is assembled with the electrical device, such that said protective door encloses the electrical
device of the electrical enclosure with flame proof sealing;

wherein said push switches, cutout with a spring loaded racking damper allowing access to ON/OFF switch, racking unit and
reset switch are made to aligned with the electrical device such that the switches of the electrical device are actuated through
said push switches, the cutout to access racking unit allows rack in and out the device and read the display of the electrical
device through said viewing windows in the protective door.

US Pat. No. 9,413,607

UPDATING PARAMETERS IN A NETWORK

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a request to set a new parameter value of at least a communication timeout parameter or both of a scan rate parameter
and the communication timeout parameter stored on a device on an EtherNet/IP-based network, wherein the device is operating
according to a previous parameter value wherein the request to set the new parameter value is generated in response to information
received from the device;

comparing, by a communications controller, a temporary communication timeout value to an existing communication timeout parameter
value, wherein the temporary communication timeout value corresponds to a new communication timeout value to be stored in
the communication timeout parameter;

establishing, by the communications controller, a temporary timeout period corresponding to the request to set the new parameter
value stored on the device, wherein the temporary timeout period is set to the larger of the temporary communication timeout
value or the existing communication timeout value based on the comparing;

transmitting a message over the EtherNet/IP-based network to the device, wherein the message requests a change to the new
parameter value; and

reverting from the temporary communication timeout value to the previously existing communicating timeout parameter value.

US Pat. No. 9,660,362

DEVICE FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION HAVING AN AUXILIARY OUTPUT, AND SWITCHING APPLIANCE HAVING SUCH A DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A connecting device for connecting an electrical conductor to an area for electrical connection of an electrical switching
device, the switching device including an electrical switching module connected to the area for electrical connection and
an auxiliary module, the connecting device being removable from the electrical switching device and comprising:
at least one primary connecting unit for electrically connecting a primary conductor to the area for connection;
an insulating shell receiving each primary connecting unit, adapted to insulate electrically each primary connecting unit
from outside of the connecting device when the primary conductor is connected to the corresponding area for connection;

means for fixing the shell to the switching device;
at least one secondary unit for connecting a secondary electrical conductor adapted to supply electrical power to the auxiliary
module; and

for each secondary unit, an electrically conductive link piece connected between said secondary unit and a respective primary
unit, the link piece including a primary connecting tongue and a secondary connecting tongue that are oriented in opposite
directions,

wherein the insulating shell further receives each secondary unit and each link piece and the insulating shell is adapted
to insulate electrically each secondary unit from the outside of the connecting device when the secondary conductor is connected
to the secondary unit.

US Pat. No. 9,620,258

SILVER-BASED ELECTRICAL CONTACT MATERIAL

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A silver-based electrical contact material, wherein silver is present as a continuous phase, and carbon is dispersed, as
a nanoscale dispersed phase, in the silver continuous phase, wherein the carbonaceous dispersed phase is coated on the silver
continuous phase and the carbon comprises carbon in the form of diamond and carbon in the form of graphite.

US Pat. No. 9,525,253

SOCKET, A PLUG, AN ASSEMBLY, A METHOD OF SETTING A SOCKET AND A METHOD OF RESETTING A SOCKET

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A socket for selectively coupling to a plug, the socket comprising:
a conforming portion adapted to conform to a first configuration complementary to the plug, wherein the first configuration
allows the socket to electrically couple to the plug; and

a securing member adjustable to releasably engage at least part of the conforming portion to substantially prevent the conforming
portion from changing to a second configuration different from the first configuration, wherein the second configuration substantially
prevents the socket from electrically coupling to the plug.

US Pat. No. 9,508,500

CONTACTOR-CIRCUIT BREAKER DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A contactor-circuit breaker device comprising:
a mechanical switch including at least two pairs of contacts, each pair of contacts comprising a stationary contact and a
moving contact configured to be in contact with each other, the stationary contacts being connected in series to an electrical
circuit, the mechanical switch being configured to switch between a closed configuration of the electrical circuit, in which
the stationary and moving contacts of each pair of contacts are in mechanical contact, and an open configuration of the electrical
circuit, in which the stationary and moving contacts of at least one pair of contacts are separated from each other;

a support member supporting the moving contacts;
a current cutoff circuit comprising a semiconductor device, the cutoff circuit connected in parallel to one of the pairs of
contacts when the mechanical switch is in the open configuration and configured to, in response to the mechanical switch being
in the open configuration and an electric arc appearing in at least one of the pairs of contacts, switch the current from
the electrical circuit to the cutoff circuit and interrupt the current circulating in the electrical circuit; and

a movement apparatus that moves the support member comprising an armature, the movement apparatus translating the armature
such that the support member switches between the closed configuration and the open configuration of the electrical circuit
through a translational and/or rotational movement, wherein the mechanical switch has a maximally open configuration, and
the device includes a stop part that stops the translational and/or rotational movement of the support member when the mechanical
switch reaches the maximally open configuration, and wherein the stop part is configured to be put in contact with the moving
contact of the pair in which a distance between the moving contact and the stationary contact is smallest when the mechanical
switch is in the maximally open configuration, the cutoff circuit being connected to the stop part.

US Pat. No. 9,170,569

METHOD FOR ELECTING AN ACTIVE MASTER DEVICE FROM TWO REDUNDANT MASTER DEVICES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for electing active master circuitry from two redundant primary and secondary master circuitry, the primary and
secondary master circuitry being directly connected to a fieldbus and linked together by a terminal cable and each having
an active operating mode and a standby mode with active monitoring, and also having one and the same interface, wherein each
of the primary and secondary master circuitry also has one and the same state machine, a pair of primary output/input, and
a pair of secondary output/input, the method comprising:
designating one of the primary and secondary master circuitry as the active master circuitry, and the other master circuitry
as the standby master circuitry with active monitoring;

linking, by the terminal cable, the pair of primary output/input of the primary master circuitry to the pair of secondary
output/input of the secondary master circuitry instead of the pair of primary output/input of the secondary master circuitry,
wherein the linking establishes a directional relation that designates a default state of the primary master circuitry as
the active operating mode and designates a default state of the secondary master circuitry as the standby mode at a startup
of the primary master circuitry and the secondary master circuitry;

detecting on the secondary input of the secondary master circuitry, by the secondary master circuitry, a presence of the primary
master circuitry if the primary master circuitry is capable of operating;

proposing, by the state machine of the secondary master circuitry, the standby mode with the active monitoring when the presence
of the primary master circuitry is detected;

detecting on the primary input of the primary master circuitry, by the primary master circuitry, a presence of the secondary
master circuitry if the secondary master circuitry is capable of operating; and

proposing, by the state machine of the primary master circuitry, the active operating mode when the presence of the secondary
master circuitry is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,557,357

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING A PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION APPARATUS IN AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK, AND ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for detecting at least one photovoltaic electricity production apparatus in an electrical distribution network
comprising at least one electrical installation and at least one current sensor, each installation comprising at least one
electrical apparatus and being connected to a respective distribution node by at least one respective electrical conductor,
each sensor being associated with a respective electrical conductor,
the method comprising the following steps:
i/ acquisition, by a current sensor, of a plurality of active power profiles of a corresponding installation, each active
power profile comprising a plurality of active power measurements each associated with a respective time instant of a time
range;

ii/ computation, for at least one pair of active power profiles, of a differential profile comprising a plurality of values,
each value of the differential profile being equal to the difference between two respective measurements of the active power
profiles of said pair;

iii/ computation of a coefficient of correlation between the differential profile or profiles computed and a reference profile
corresponding to a photovoltaic electricity production;

iv/ detection of the presence of a photovoltaic electricity production apparatus among the electrical apparatus or apparatuses
of the installation considered when the coefficient of correlation is greater than a predefined value.

US Pat. No. 9,508,511

SINGLE-POLE SWITCHING UNIT AND SWITCHING UNIT COMPRISING ONE SUCH UNIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A single-pole switching unit having a housing comprising:
a moving contact bridge;
a pair of fixed contacts cooperating with the moving contact bridge and respectively connected to a current intake conductor;
and

two arc cutoff chambers respectively opening onto an opening volume of the moving contact bridge, each arc cutoff chamber
being connected to at least one exhaust channel;

the at least one exhaust channel comprising a rotating gate designed to be rotated around an axis substantially perpendicular
to the exhaust channel by a passage of cutoff gases, a rotation of the rotating gate from a first obstruction position to
a second triggering position being designed to actuate a triggering device to cause an opening of the moving contact bridge,
the rotation of the rotating gate being defined by an angle of rotation, comprised between an initial angle value in the first
obstruction position and a final angle value,

wherein the rotating gate comprises one edge positioned across from an inner wall of the exhaust channel, in the first obstruction
position, the edge being positioned at a first distance from the inner wall of the exhaust channel in the first obstruction
position, the edge being movable away from the inner wall of the exhaust channel during the rotation of the rotating gate,
a position of the rotating gate defining at least one gas passage section,

an arrangement of the rotating gate and the inner wall is such that a distance between the edge and the inner wall remains
constant and equal to the first distance up to a first threshold value of the angle of rotation of the rotating gate, then
increases linearly up to a second threshold value of the angle of rotation of the rotating gate corresponding to a complete
opening of the exhaust channel, the first threshold value of the angle of rotation being smaller than the second threshold
value of the angle of rotation of the rotating gate so as to ensure a quick cutoff triggering.

US Pat. No. 9,063,177

ELECTRIC POWER METERING DEVICE AND METHOD

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. An electric power metering device comprising:
a pulse meter for providing an electric pulse by closing an electric circuit to provide a predefined quantity of electric
power,

an electric apparatus connected in series with the pulse meter, and
a communication module connected to said pulse meter for sending electric power and/or consumed electric power information,
said communication module comprising two inputs for connection with said pulse meter, wherein said communication module comprises
discrimination means connected to said inputs for differentiating electric power pulse information and status information
of said electric apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,733,292

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING AN OPERATING STATE OF A CONTACTOR AND CONTACTOR FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method for diagnosing an operating state of a contactor, which contactor comprises:
a processing unit for directing a voltage control means;
at least one actuating coil;
means for measuring at least one electric characteristic of said at least one actuating coil; and
at least one free wheel diode connected in parallel with said at least one actuating coil and the means for measuring;the method comprising:creating, for a specific design of contactor, a plurality of variation curves of a plurality of values of an electric characteristic
of the actuating coils of a plurality of contactors of said design, over a drop-out period, by testing each of said plurality
of contactors of said design by:
sending a drop-out order thereby fixing a set drop-out voltage across the terminals of the actuating coil;
after sending said drop-out order, repeatedly measuring the value of said electric characteristic of said actuating coil during
a drop-out time period;

said variation curves for each contactor comprising the plurality of measured values of said electric characteristic from
said contactor;
then at a later time,sending a diagnostic drop-out order thereby fixing the same set drop-out voltage across the terminals of the subject actuating
coil of a contactor whose wear is being diagnosed;
after sending said diagnostic drop-out order, measuring the same said electric characteristic of said subject actuating coil
during a drop-out time period;

identifying at least one measured specific value of the same measured electric characteristic of said subject actuating coil,and comparing said at least one measured specific value with said plurality of variation curves of said same electric characteristic
of said plurality of contactors of said same specific design,thereby diagnosing a state of wear of said contactor.

US Pat. No. 9,645,073

OPTICAL CHAMBER FOR A GAS DETECTION DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An optical chamber for a gas detection device, comprising:
a reflecting device configured to reflect radiation issued from a radiation source and to redirect the radiation toward a
radiation detector;

an entrance located facing the radiation source; and
an exit located facing the radiation detector,
wherein:
the reflecting device includes a first series of adjacent mirrors (Mi), and a second series of adjacent mirrors (M?i);
the mirrors (Mi) of the first series and the mirrors (M?i) of the second series have two focal points;
the first series of mirrors and the second series of mirrors are arranged relative to each other so that the radiation emitted
by the radiation source is reflected alternatively by a mirror (M?i) of the second series and by a mirror (Mi) of the first
series and follows a circular optical path extending from the radiation source to the radiation detector;

the optical chamber comprises two portions fastened to each other, a lower portion in which the mirrors (Mi) of the first
series are formed and an upper portion joined to the lower portion and in which the mirrors (M?i) of the second series are
formed;

each of the first series of mirrors and the second series of mirrors is arranged in an arc in an overhead plan view of the
optical chamber;

a first mirror (Mi) of the first series of adjacent mirrors includes a first opening as the entrance to receive radiation
from the radiation source; and

a last mirror of the first series of adjacent mirrors includes a second opening as the exit to output radiation to the radiation
detector.

US Pat. No. 9,633,802

VACUUM BULB, CIRCUIT-BREAKER POLE INCLUDING SUCH A VACUUM BULB, AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE SUCH DEVICES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A vacuum bulb, comprising:
a sealed chamber;
two electrical contacts, which move relative to one another,
wherein the sealed chamber includes a cylindrical body made of a dielectric material and closed at ends thereof by two metal
covers,

wherein each of the two metal covers is connected to one of the two electrical contacts; and
a dielectric coating, which covers an outer surface of the sealed chamber,
wherein the dielectric coating includes at least two layers, including an overmoulding layer made of a synthetic material
and an intermediate layer made of silicone,

wherein the intermediate layer is interposed between the outer surface of the sealed chamber and the overmoulding layer,
wherein the intermediate layer is discontinuous and localised in direct contact with at least a portion of each of the two
metal covers, so as to cover at least partially an outer surface of the two metal covers, and

wherein the silicone of the intermediate layer includes hollow bodies that are compressible and have a skin made of a thermoplastic
material.

US Pat. No. 9,608,414

RACK POSITIONING ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRIC PANEL, ELECTRIC PANEL COMPRISING ONE SUCH ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR FITTING THIS ASSEMBLY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A rack positioning assembly for an electric panel, comprising:
a vertical busbar configured to distribute electric current to electric appliances, said busbar comprising several bars, which
are positioned in a same vertical plane and on which are provided connections to racks of the electric panel, and

several rack positioning modules, which are positioned above one another, which surround the bars of the vertical busbar and
which comprise separating flanks for the bars of the vertical busbar between which insulating ribs extend, wherein each insulating
rib extends between two flanks and is not rectilinear, the separating flanks for the bars of the vertical busbar between which
insulating ribs extend increasing an insulation distance between the bars at an interface between two successive modules,
the insulation distance corresponding to a length of an electric creep path between the bars,

wherein the flanks are not designed to be in contact with the bars.

US Pat. No. 9,576,763

REMOVABLE DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRONIC TRIP UNIT, POWER SUPPLY METHOD OF SUCH A DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY COMPRISING AN ELECTRONIC TRIP UNIT AND ONE SUCH REMOVABLE DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A removable device designed to be connected to an electronic trip unit , the trip unit including a housing, a connector
received in an orifice formed in a wall of the housing, the connector being accessible from outside the housing, and an internal
power supply bus positioned inside the housing,
the removable device being adapted to be connected to said connector and to be supplied with electrical energy via the internal
electrical power supply bus, when it is connected to the connector,

wherein the removable device comprises a withdrawal member for withdrawing electrical energy from the internal power supply
bus, wherein the trip unit includes a switched-mode power supply capable of delivering a power supply signal, and wherein
the withdrawal member comprises detection means for detecting each rising edge of the power supply signal, the electrical
energy of the power supply signal being withdrawn as of the detection of a rising edge.

US Pat. No. 9,577,411

PLENUM ASSEMBLY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A plenum assembly for coupling with an arc resistant cabinet defined by at least two vertical sections, each of the vertical
sections terminating at an opening along a substantially horizontal cabinet plane defined by a top side of the cabinet, the
plenum assembly comprising:
at least one chamber including a base and a plurality of sides, the base including at least one opening for aligning with
the openings of the vertical sections, and at least one of the sides including at least one opening for communicating with
at least one exhaust conduit, the at least one base opening and the at least one side opening defining a pathway for exhaust
products from the cabinet to the at least one exhaust conduit;

at least one deflector plate disposed within the at least one chamber at an angular orientation with respect to the cabinet
plane, the at least one deflector plate moveable from the angular orientation in response to exhaust products generated in
the cabinet: and,

at least one exhaust conduit in communication with the at least one side opening, the at least one exhaust conduit comprising
a plurality of modules in accordance with: 1) the length of the plenum assembly, and 2) the distance to an outlet of an enclosure
enclosing the cabinet:

wherein the at least one chamber includes a plurality of chambers, and the at least one exhaust conduit includes a plurality
of exhaust conduits, each of said exhaust conduits is connected to a corresponding said chamber, and each said exhaust conduit
leads to at least one terminal assembly for deflection of exhaust products out of an area enclosing the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 9,515,459

POWER SUPPLY MODULE FOR MODULAR TELECONTROL EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT COMPRISING SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical power supply module for telecontrol equipment comprising a casing housing electronic means which:
comprise means for connecting to a low-voltage network, means for connecting to a battery, connection means for powering electronic
modules, and

are adapted to transform the energy of the network and of the battery to which they can be connected into power supply energy
for the electronic modules to which they can be connected,
wherein the casing:
comprises a support face intended to be fixed onto a wall mount, and
is closed for a first part by a cover having a front face opposite the support face and provided with fixing means for electronic
modules, and, for the second part, by a cap comprising orifices from which the connection means of the electronic means are
accessible.

US Pat. No. 9,176,493

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AN AUTOMATION SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing software thereon that, when executed by a computer, causes the computer
to design a system for managing an automation system, the automation system comprising:
an applications manager comprising a single object-oriented functional description of said automation system, based on an
object meta-model, said functional description comprising a plurality of composite functional objects which each comprise
a monitoring facet and a supervision facet, each of said monitoring and supervision facets comprising a mapping interface;

a topologies manager comprising an object-oriented topological description of said automation system, based on said object
meta-model, and comprising a plurality of topological objects;

a projects manager comprising a monitoring project and a supervision project which relate to said automation system;
said monitoring facets being assigned to said monitoring project;
said supervision facets being assigned to said supervision project;
wherein part of said topological objects are mapped with said monitoring and supervision facets of part of said composite
functional objects by way of said mapping interfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,058,948

MEDIUM-VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR DEVICE COMPRISING A VACUUM CARTRIDGE

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A current breaking device suitable for medium voltages, and comprising:
a main stationary contact (1);

a vacuum cartridge (7) connected to and extending from said main contact, having an actuating rod (10) extending through an enclosure (6) and supporting a second movable contact (9) for closing connection with, and opening disconnection from, a second stationary contact (8) connected to said main contact;

a main movable contact (3) for closing connection with, and opening disconnection from, said main stationary contact; and

a rigid rocker arm (12) pivotally connected about one axis (11) directly to one end of the actuating rod (10) of the vacuum cartridge, and at directly about another axis (21) fixed with respect to the main stationary contact and vacuum cartridge, so that the rocker arm is partially rotatable about
both said axes;

wherein upon rotation of said rocker arm in a direction for opening both said main and second contacts, said main contacts
are opened before said second contacts are fully opened, and upon rotation of said rocker arm in an opposite direction for
closing both said second and main contacts, said second contacts are fully closed before any movement of said main contacts
toward closure.

US Pat. No. 9,859,082

DEVICE FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR HAVING AN EYELET TAG TO THE CONNECTING PAD OF A TERMINAL OF ELECTRICAL APPARATUS, AND APPARATUS INCLUDING SUCH A DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A device for connecting a conductor including an eyelet tag to a connecting pad of a terminal of an electrical apparatus,
the device comprising:
a screw adapted to slide inside the terminal in a direction substantially orthogonal to a direction of insertion of the conductor
in the terminal, said screw having a head portion adapted to be actuated and screwed into a head nut, and a body portion adapted
to be screwed into a body nut mounted in a casing associated with the connecting device, said screw being mobile between an
open position in which the screw is screwed into the head nut and not the body nut so as to allow the introduction of the
eyelet tag into the terminal between the body portion of the screw and the connecting pad, and a closed position in which
the screw is screwed into the body nut and not the head nut so as to clamp the eyelet tag between body portion of the screw
body and the connecting pad; and

means for synchronizing the threads respectively associated with the body portion of the screw and the head portion of the
screw, said means for synchronizing the threads ensuring automatic returning of the body portion of the screw towards the
head portion of the screw when the body portion of the screw is brought into contact with the body nut during screwing until
synchronization of the threads.

US Pat. No. 9,810,717

DEVICE FOR MEASURING AT LEAST ONE ELECTRIC QUANTITY OF A CURRENT INTENDED TO CIRCULATE IN AN ELECTRIC APPARATUS, AND ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A device for measuring at least one electrical variable of a current intended to flow in an electric apparatus, the electric
apparatus comprising at least one connection terminal, each connection terminal being designed to be electrically connected
to the end of a corresponding electric conductor, the device comprising at least one current sensor, each current sensor being
configured for measuring the current flowing in a corresponding electric conductor,
wherein the device further comprises at least one electrically conductive spacer, each spacer being configured for being interposed
between a respective connection terminal and the end of a corresponding electric conductor, and

wherein each current sensor is further positioned around a respective spacer, to measure the current flowing through said
spacer, between the electric conductor and the corresponding connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,779,903

CIRCUIT BREAKER HAVING EQUALIZED POLES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A circuit breaker comprising:
a first link having a first polarity; and
a second link having a second polarity that is opposite the first polarity,
each of the first link and the second link including two poles connected in parallel, each pole having a switch and a tripping
device,

wherein each of the first link and the second link has an equalizer electrically connecting a link between the switch and
the tripping device of a first pole and a link between the switch and the tripping device of the second pole,

wherein the circuit breaker is partitioned into tripping blocks, each tripping block including a housing and four tripping
devices each belonging to a pole, and

wherein each tripping device further includes a fixing and connecting lug, electrically connected to the conductive portions
of the tripping device, that forms the electrical link to the switch of each pole and projects outside the tripping block
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,686,128

WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTER AND SELF-CONFIGURATION METHOD OF SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A wireless network adapter comprising:
a self-configuration portion configured to:
configure the wireless network adapter as a wireless network access point adapter; and
generate access information of the wireless network access point adapter including a service set identifier, a verification
mode, an encryption type and a security key;

a first cable connection portion connected to a second wireless network adapter via a cable connection, the first cable connection
portion configured to:

receive the access information from the self-configuration portion;
transfer the access information to the second wireless network adapter via the cable connection; and
receive an acknowledgment message of the second wireless network adapter from the second wireless network adapter via the
cable connection; and

a wireless transceiver connected to the second wireless network adapter via a wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 9,604,326

AUTONOMOUS DEVICE EMPLOYED IN A SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING THE ASSEMBLY OF A PRODUCT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A device employed in a system for facilitating assembly of a product, the assembly being carried out by following at least
one assembly sequence, an assembly sequence comprising several successive assembly steps graded by execution ranks, the device
being associated with a single parts storage bin employed for one or more assembly steps for the product, the device comprising:
a presence sensor;
at least one signalling member;
a sequencer connected to the presence sensor and to the signalling member, the sequencer comprising a microcontroller configured
to manage the assembly sequence;

a communication interface configured to exchange messages on a communication line; and
a detector configured to detect passage to a learning phase, wherein
the sequencer is configured to manage one or more of the assembly steps associated with the sequencer, without managing other
assembly steps that are not associated with the sequencer, by storing and marking a rank of an assembly step associated with
the sequencer,

the sequencer is configured to dispatch a control signal to the signalling member when the marked rank is reached,
the sequencer is configured to receive a detection signal originating from the presence sensor,
the sequencer is configured to dispatch a message on the communication line, representative of an end of the assembly step
corresponding to the marked rank, and

the sequencer is configured to dispatch, during the learning phase, a message on the communication line to an other device
of the system indicating that the other device is not relevant to the one or more assembly steps associated with the sequencer.

US Pat. No. 9,530,598

RELAY AND FLAG ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH RELAYS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A relay comprising:
a relay switch configured to operate in a first switch mode and a second switch mode;
a flag structure for indicating an operative status of the relay switch, the flag structure capable of being orientated in
a first position for indicating the relay switch being in the first switch mode and in a second position for indicating the
relay switch being in the second switch mode;

a card structure coupled to the flag structure for changing an orientation of the flag structure from the first position to
the second position or from the second position to the first position; and

a base plate coupled to the flag structure and the card structure, the base plate comprising an open ended slot for allowing
part of the flag structure to be received therein,

wherein the flag structure comprises projections for slotting into the open ended slot of the base plate to provide a pivoting
point for changing the orientation of the flag structure, and wherein

the relay further comprises a housing for coupling with the base plate and for preventing the projections of the flag structure
from dislodging from the open ended slot of the base plate through the open ended slot.

US Pat. No. 9,452,850

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE LEVEL OF RESIN FOR FILLING A DETECTOR HAVING A ZONE THAT IS NOT TO BE FILLED

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A device comprising:
a base body; and
a resin feed device fitted to the base body to fill the base body with resin;
the base body comprising an area not to be filled that is not to be filled by the resin after a filling is completed, the
base body comprising an opening at a level of an upper end, the area not to be filled being situated at the upper end of the
base body and extending inside the base body;

the resin feed device comprising an injection column coinciding with the opening and extending inside the base body so that,
during the filling, resin gets into the interior of the base body via the injection column,

wherein the injection column extends more deeply inside the base body than the area not to be filled, to a distance configured
so that when, during the filling, the resin reaches the injection column, air trapped in the base body is compressed in the
area not to be filled until an equilibrium is established between pressure of the air in the area not to be filled and pressure
of the resin in the injection column, whereby the filling is stopped automatically, so that the area not to be filled is not
filled.

US Pat. No. 9,869,709

ELECTRIC ARC DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric arc detection method in an electrical installation providing an electrical signal, comprising the following
steps respectively carried out in a current window of a plurality of time windows for observing the electrical signal:
measuring values of the electrical signal, the electrical signal being representative of a current circulating in the electrical
installation;

applying to said electrical signal in parallel at least one first filtering centered on a first frequency, a second filtering
centered on a second frequency and a third filtering centered on a third frequency, said first, second and third frequencies
being distinct;

determining, for said current window, at least samples resulting from the first filtering, samples resulting from the second
filtering and samples resulting from the third filtering;

determining a correlation between said samples determined for the current window and samples determined following the applying
and determining steps for at least one other window from the plurality of time windows for observing the electric signal;

detecting a presence of an electric arc as a function of at least said determined correlation; and
sending a command to an actuator of the electrical installation to interrupt the current circulating in the electrical installation
when the presence of the electric arc is detected,

wherein determining of the correlation comprises determining al least one respective correlation from among:
a first correlation between said samples resulting from the first filtering and determined for the current window and samples
resulting from the first filtering and determined for the at least one other window;

a second correlation between said samples resulting from the second filtering and determined for the current window and samples
resulting from the second filtering and determined for the other at least one window;

a third correlation between said samples resulting from the third filtering and determined for the current window and samples
resulting from the third filtering and determined for the at least one other window; and

detecting the presence of an arc depends on at least the correlation determined from among said first, second and third correlations,
wherein:
a number of successive samples with a value greater than zero is calculated among the samples resulting from a respective
filtering among the first, second and third filtering, for the current window;

said number is compared to a threshold; and
the presence of the electric arc is detected as a function of at least said comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,849,796

METHOD FOR CHARGING A VEHICLE BATTERY BY INDUCTION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for charging an electric battery of a motor-driven vehicle by induction, from a charging device including:
a charge transmitter including a primary coil positioned in a parking space for a motorized vehicle, an inverter configured
to deliver to the primary coil an alternating power supply voltage; and

a charge receiver including a secondary coil arranged in the vehicle positioned in the parking space;
the method comprising:
matching a frequency of the power supply voltage of the inverter to a value substantially equal to a resonance frequency of
the charging device when a motorized vehicle is located in the parking space, including:

setting a first power transmission parameter;
starting an iterative test including:
setting a value of a second power transmission parameter;
varying the second power transmission parameter over a second authorized adjustment range;
measuring power transmitted between the charge transmitter and the charge receiver;
determining whether the power is equal to or greater than a pre-established operating threshold; and
determining whether the power increases;
ending the iterative test if the power transmitted is greater than the pre-established operating threshold;
setting the power supply voltage of the primary coil to reach the measured transmitted power, the first and second power transmission
parameters being set to their previously established value.

US Pat. No. 9,817,419

METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN INDIVIDUAL POWER CONSUMPTION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. Method of determining an individual power consumption in an electric installation comprising a group of individual electric
power distribution branches and a main upstream line connecting the group of branches to an electric power supply, each individual
electric power distribution branch comprising a circuit breaker, the method comprising the steps of:
a) measuring the current flowing in the main upstream line and the voltage of the main upstream line;
b) measuring the voltage of at least one individual distribution branch, downstream of the circuit breaker;
c) determining the current flowing in the individual distribution branch based on the difference between the voltage of the
main upstream line and the voltage of the individual distribution branch;

d) calculating the individual power consumption of the individual distribution branch based on the current and on the voltage
of the individual distribution branch;

e) calculating the general power consumed by the group of branches based on the current and on the voltage of the main upstream
line; and

f) correcting the individual power consumption so that an instantaneous electric power consumption variation observed at the
level of the individual distribution branch is equal to an instantaneous electric power consumption variation simultaneously
observed at the level of the main upstream line,

wherein step f) includes the sub-steps of:
assigning an individual correction coefficient to the individual power consumption,
simultaneously detecting a variation of the corrected individual power consumption and a variation of the general power,
calculating a calibration coefficient equal to the ratio between the variations of the individual power consumption and of
the general power,

updating the individual correction coefficient using the calibration coefficient, and
assigning the individual correction coefficient to the individual power consumption.

US Pat. No. 9,806,598

ACTIVE FILTERING SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An active filtering system designed to be connected in parallel with an electric power supply network providing a main
power supply current including a disturbing current, said system comprising:
at least one capacitor;
a controlled current generator comprising an electric power supply configured to generate a positive determined voltage or
a negative determined voltage and being connected in series with at least one the capacitor; and

a control device configured to determine a control value for said controlled current generator so that the controlled current
generator generates a compensation current to be applied to the main power supply current in order to compensate the disturbing
current, said control value being determined by implementing:

a first current loop designed to filter the main power supply current in order to obtain a first high-frequency current,
a second control loop designed to correct the first high-frequency current with a second current that is proportional to a
decoupling voltage measured at a connection point between the controlled current generator and said at least one capacitor,

an adder designed to determine a control parameter by means of a difference between the first high-frequency current and the
second current, and

a hysteresis comparator designed to output said control value to be applied based on said control parameter, which is input.

US Pat. No. 9,755,554

APPARATUS AND MEANS FOR PROGRESSIVE MOTOR START BASED ON CURRENT DERIVATIVE SYNCHRONISATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for controlling a switch that controls an electric motor power supply from an alternating voltage source through
a power supply line, comprising:
measuring the derivative of the current carried on the power supply line; and
determining a switch closing instant from the measured derivative of the current carried on the power supply line,
wherein determining the switch closing instant includes detecting the instants at which the derivative of the current passes
through zero and calculating, from said instants, the frequency of a transient voltage appearing at the terminals of the switch
following a passage through zero of the current passing through the switch when the switch is opened.

US Pat. No. 9,583,289

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical switching device comprising:
an electrical power switching module, comprising a terminal block of three input terminals and three output terminals, each
input or output terminal being connected to a fixed contact of an electrical switch, which also comprises a movable contact
configured to switch between an open position and a closed position according to a positioning of the movable contact relative
to the fixed contact, the movable contact configured to be moved by an electromagnetic drive device;

a control module comprising a set of control terminals including at least one control input terminal and at least one control
output terminal, the control module comprising the electromagnetic drive device which can be supplied by the control terminals
to control a position of one of the movable contacts;

a monitoring module comprising an auxiliary input contact terminal and two auxiliary output contact terminals, the auxiliary
input contact terminal being common to the two auxiliary output contact terminals; and

the power module being detachable separately from the control module and monitoring module.

US Pat. No. 9,506,816

METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE TEMPERATURE OF AN ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CONTACTOR AND CONTACTOR FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SAID METHOD

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method for evaluating the temperature of a contactor, which contactor comprises:
power contacts movable to and from open and closed positions, respectively,
at least one actuating coil,
control means of voltage applied to the actuating coil,
a processing unit designed to act on the control means of the voltage applied to the actuating coil, and
measuring means of electric current flowing in said at least one actuating coil;
said method, comprising:
sending a closing order from the processing unit which applies a voltage V1 to terminals of the actuating coil enabling an electric current to flow in the coil up to a first reference value I1;

sending a drop-out order from the processing unit to the control means thereby fixing a drop-out voltage at the terminals
of the actuating coil;

setting a reference value of one of (a) an electric current I2 flowing in the actuating coil, or (b) a time elapsed DT, alter
a drop-out order is sent;

and if electric current (a) is the set reference value, then measuring the time elapsed DT for the electric current to reach
said set reference value after a drop-out order is sent,

or if time elapsed (b) after a drop-out order is sent is the set reference value, then measuring the second electric current
I2 flowing in the actuating coil at said set reference value of elapsed time;

the processing unit determining the operating temperature of the actuating coil-after a drop-out order has been sent by:
determining the value of the resistance Rcoil of the actuating coil from the first and second reference values of the electric
current and the elapsed time, said resistance of the actuating coil being expressed in the equation:

(I2+Ucoil/(Rcoil+Reps))/(I1+Ucoil/(Rcoil+Reps))=exp(?DT×Rcoil/Lcoil)

wherein:
I1 is the first reference value of the electric current,
I2 is the second value of the electric current,
DT is the elapsed time,
Ucoil is equal to the coil voltage,

Reps is equal to the sum of the additional resistances present in the electronic circuit, and

Lcoil is the inductance of the coil;

and wherein, the temperature Tbob of the actuating coil is expressed in the equation:

Tbob=Tinit+(Rbob/Rinit?1)/?,

wherein:
? is the thermal coefficient of the electric resistance, and
Rinit is equal to a resistance of the coil at an initial temperature Tinit;

and voltage Ucoil applied to the coil by the control means is maintained in a range between voltage V1 corresponding to the first reference value I1 of the electric current, and a voltage V2 corresponding to the second value I2 of the electric current, which range correlates to a corresponding range of operating
temperatures.

US Pat. No. 9,503,350

METHOD FOR MONITORING A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A TRANSMITTER ENTITY AND A RECEIVER ENTITY

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method for monitoring a communication between a transmitter entity and a receiver entity, said transmitter entity sending
data communication frames to the receiver entity, the time elapsed between two data communication frames being at least equal
to a minimum duration, said method comprising the following steps:
determining an instant of transmission Tdiag[0] of a first diagnostic frame of rank 0 according to the following relation:

Tdiag[0]=?tmini??tdiag

where:
?tmini corresponds to a minimum duration between the transmission of two communication frames,

?tdiag corresponds to a duration to be complied with to obtain optimized reliability in the state of the communication,
emitting by the transmitter entity of said first diagnostic frame at the determined instant of transmission, destined for
the receiver entity,

determining on the basis of an increasing function of the instants of transmission Tdiag[i] of the following diagnostic frames
of rank i, said increasing function being chosen to obtain instants of transmission that are separated from one another by
a variable duration, and

emitting said diagnostic frames of rank i by the transmitter entity destined for the receiver entity, as long as a new data
communication frame has not been transmitted by the transmitter entity.

US Pat. No. 9,168,839

ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION METHOD AND DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. Method for distributing electricity comprising:
(a) providing a system comprising:
a three-phase current distribution network,
a plurality of recharge terminals for a plurality of electric vehicles connected to the distribution network via three phase
conductors and one neutral conductor, each of said plurality of electric vehicles being equipped with at least one storage
battery that is configured to be recharged by one of the recharge terminals, and

circuitry configured to
measure electric currents and electric voltages in the system, and
communicate with the electric vehicles,
the distribution network being configured to supply or receive electricity at the recharge terminals, the electric vehicles
being adapted to be recharged or discharged on these terminals via a single-phase or three-phase electric link,

(b) identifying an arrival of one of the electric vehicles at one of the recharge terminals;
(c) identifying energy requirements of the one of the electric vehicles;
(d) assigning at least one electric current phase carried by one of the three phase conductors to said one of the recharge
terminals; and

(e) transferring energy to or from the storage battery of said one of the electric vehicles.

US Pat. No. 9,121,727

LOW-ENERGY-CONSUMPTION TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION FOR A DETECTION SYSTEM

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. Detection system comprising:
an emitter comprising a light-emitting diode to emit a luminous signal and a power supply source to power the light-emitting
diode,

a receiver to sense the luminous signal emitted by the light-emitting diode and to generate a first input signal representative
of the luminous signal detected, and

a processor connected to the receiver to provide an output signal,
the system being characterized in that:
the power supply source is a voltage source designed to apply a constant voltage to the light-emitting diode,
the system comprises a detector to measure the current (IDEL) passing through the light-emitting diode (DEL) and to generate a second input signal (Sin2) representative of the current (IDEL) measured, and

the processor determines the output signal as a function of the first input signal and of the second input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,817,072

AUXILIARY UNIT FOR AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT BREAKER, ELECTRIC SYSTEM COMPRISING A CIRCUIT BREAKER AND ONE SUCH AUXILIARY UNIT AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A CAUSE OF OPENING OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER BY MEANS OF ONE SUCH AUXILIARY UNIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An auxiliary apparatus for an electric circuit breaker, the electric circuit breaker being, in an open position, configured
to interrupt circulation of a current in an electrical connection, the electrical connection including at least one electrical
conductor, the electric circuit breaker including a mechanical output member, movable between an operating position and a
stop position corresponding to the interruption of the circulation of the current in said electrical connection,
the auxiliary apparatus comprising:
a mechanical coupler to mechanically couple with the mechanical output member, the mechanical coupler detecting an opening
of the circuit breaker,

at least one current sensor to measure an intensity of the current circulating in a respective electrical conductor, and
a processor to determine
whether the detected opening of the circuit breaker is due to manual operation of the circuit breaker based on a position
of the mechanical coupler, and

if the detected opening of the circuitry breaker is not due to manual operation of the circuit breaker, to determine a cause
of the detected opening, based on the intensity measured by the at least one current sensor, the processor being connected
to the mechanical coupler and the current sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,737,957

METHOD FOR TREATING THE SURFACE OF A WALL IN AN ELECTRICAL PROTECTION APPARATUS AND APPARATUS COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE WALL TREATED ACCORDING TO SAID METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for treating a surface of a panel to reduce its conductivity, the surface being located in a first area, located
near a second area in which an electric arc may occur in an electric protection apparatus, the first area forming an area
of recondensation of switching residues, the method comprising:
forming micro-texturing on the surface to promote inhomogeneity of the recondensation of the switching residues, as a result
of growth of deposits of the residues on the surface to create islands of residues and thus limit conductivity of the resulting
deposit.

US Pat. No. 9,754,856

APPARATUS COMPRISING A FUNCTIONAL COMPONENT LIKELY TO BE THERMALLY OVERLOADED DURING THE OPERATION THEREOF AND A SYSTEM FOR COOLING THE COMPONENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A device comprising a functional component, liable to be thermally overloaded during the operation thereof, and a system
for cooling the component, the cooling system comprising:
a thermoelectric module, comprising two main faces, one called the cold face, and the other called the hot face, the cold
face being thermally coupled to the component;

a first heat sink, thermally coupled to the hot face of the thermoelectric module, the heat sink comprising an exchange surface
with the surrounding environment and furthermore at least one cell containing a phase-change material (PCM), the PCM material
contained in the cell(s) being adapted so as to melt when the heat released from the cold face of the thermoelectric module
is that of the component under thermal overload, the exchange surface being adapted so as to return the PCM material from
the molten phase thereof to the solid phase thereof when the heat released from the cold face of the thermoelectric module
is that of the component in operation which is not under thermal overload.

US Pat. No. 9,691,567

RECYCLABLE POLE OF AN ELECTRIC APPARATUS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical switchgear pole, comprising:
an outer body,
an active part retained in a housing of the body, and
connections passing through first and second openings in a wall of the body and extending outside the body and inside the
housing,

wherein the connections include portions having constant cross-sections or tapering towards the housing, and are secured in
the first and second openings by at least one detachable blocking device that is perpendicular or oblique to the first and
second openings, and

wherein the body has at least one third opening formed therein, said at least one third opening being separate from said first
and second openings, and the at least one detachable blocking device is accessible through the at least one third opening.

US Pat. No. 9,658,259

SYSTEM FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT METHOD, SYNCHROPHASOR MEASUREMENT METHOD AND DEVICE THEREOF

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A synchrophasor measurement method, for a power system for real time dynamic monitoring, operation and control of the power
system, comprising:
sampling voltage and current signals in a power system based on an absolute time reference;
removing out-of-band interference in the sampled voltage and current signals;
first-resampling at least one of the voltage and current signals with the out-of-band interference being removed based on
an estimated system frequency;

calculating phasor for signals obtained from the first resampling, and updating the estimated system frequency;
for a reporting time, second-resampling the voltage and current signals with the out-of-band interference being removed based
on the updated estimated system frequency;

calculating synchrophasor for the voltage and current signals obtained from the second resampling,
wherein updating the estimated system frequency comprises:
for each sample obtained from the first resampling, calculating the estimated system frequency;
smooth filtering the calculated estimated system frequency to update the estimated system frequency; and
setting a corresponding time tag for the updated estimated system frequency, the time tag compensating the delay introduced
by the out-of-band interference removing and the delay introduced by the smooth filtering,

and using the synchrophasor to execute a steady operation and a dynamic operation of the power system.

US Pat. No. 9,666,383

ELECTRICAL CONTACT DEVICE AND LOW-VOLTAGE SINGLE-POLE PHASE UNIT INCORPORATING SUCH AN ELECTRICAL CONTACT DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric contact device that is part of an electric switching device able to allow or interrupt the passage of the electric
current, comprising at least one moving support and a contact pad mounted on the moving support, the moving support being
able to move to position the contact pad in contact with a fixed contact surface connected to an electrical conductor, the
contact pad comprising a contact surface designed to cooperate with said fixed contact surface, wherein said contact surface
of the contact pad comprises a first spherical portion, comprising an actual zone of contact with said fixed contact surface
in a position allowing the passage of current, and, in continuation of the first spherical portion, a second convex portion
with a variable shape going from spherical to cylindrical,
wherein the first spherical portion extends over half of the contact surface, between a first inner edge of the moving support
and a central line substantially parallel to said first edge, and the second portion extends over another half of the contact
surface, a surface of said second portion being variable from spherical to cylindrical between said central line and a second
outer edge of the moving support.

US Pat. No. 9,594,364

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRICITY FLOWS AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for distributing, during a given time period, electricity flows in a system, the system including:
at least one energy production element and one energy consumption element of electricity from the following elements:
an electricity distribution network suitable for supplying and/or receiving energy from other elements of the system,
an electricity storage element suitable for receiving energy production from the at least one energy production element of
the system and/or for supplying energy to the at least one energy consumption element of the system,

a building suitable for consuming energy produced locally and/or from the distribution network and/or from a storage element,
and

a local electricity production source suitable for supplying energy to the distribution network and/or building and/or storage
element; and

a monitoring unit configured to measure a state of charge of each storage element and electrical powers produced and consumed
by each of the elements of the system,

wherein the method comprises:
initialisation steps including:
a) defining physical system modelling parameters, wherein the physical system modelling parameters are physical quantities
conditioning the energy consumption or production of the at least one energy production element and one energy consumption
element,

b) defining a model of the system, in the form of state representation using the physical system modelling parameters determined
in step a), wherein the model of the system is defined with the following state representation:

where xk and xk+1 are the states x of the system at times k and k+1, yk is an output parameter y of the system at the time k, uk is a control parameter at the time k, wk is a disturbance parameter w at the time k and A, B, G, C, D, F are constant matrices,
c) defining optimisation parameters for solving an optimisation problem, and
d) predefining the optimisation problem, over the given time period, for the distribution of the electricity flows of the
system using the model defined in step b), wherein predefining the optimisation problem includes modelling a behaviour of
the system for the given time period using the following equation:

Y=?x0+??+?wwhere x0 is an initial state of the system, Y, ? and ? are power, control and disturbance parameters of the system respectively, for the given time period, expressed in
matrix form, and ?, ? and ? are constant matrices wherein the elements are dependent on the constant matrices A, B, G, C,
D and F; and
iterative steps at successive updating times of the given time period, including:
e) measuring a state of charge of each electricity storage element, and electrical powers produced and consumed by each of
the various elements of the system,

f) updating a preview of the behaviour of the production and consumption elements of the system for another time period of
a same duration as a duration of the given time period and starting at a considered updating time,

g) defining a formulation of the optimisation problem for the another time period, wherein formulating the optimisation problem
comprises at least a definition of an objective function f(?) and updating of optimisation problem constraints, these constraints
being expressed in the form of the following inequality:

Ain??bin where ? is the control parameter for the given time period, Ain a matrix dependent on the matrix ?, and bin a matrix dependent on the matrices ? and ?, on minimum Ymin and maximum values Ymax of the output parameter Y, and on a maximum variation ??max of the control ?,
h) solving the optimisation problem in step g) by using a solver to generate a solution, and
i) applying electricity distribution controls in the system using the solution from step h), until a next iteration of the
successive updating times of the given time period.

US Pat. No. 9,578,685

COMMUNICATION GATEWAY AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING SAID COMMUNICATION GATEWAY

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A communication gateway comprising:
a first communication interface for communicating, over a first communication network, with a mobile terminal;
a second wireless communication interface for communicating, over a second communication network, with at least one external
device;

electrical energy recovery means for recovering electrical energy supplied by the mobile terminal;
a non-volatile memory powered by the electrical energy recovered; and
a microcontroller connected to the non-volatile memory and configured to exchange data with the mobile terminal over the first
communication network and with the external device over the second communication network, wherein

the communication gateway includes the electrical energy recovery means, without including an electrical power supply source,
the communication gateway is configured to be powered by the mobile terminal via a first power supply channel and a second
power supply channel different from the first power supply channel,

the communication gateway is configured to receive, from the mobile terminal and while powered via the first power supply
channel, a request for the external device, and

the communication gateway is configured to transmit, while powered via the second power supply channel and after the first
power supply channel has been cut, the request to the external device.

US Pat. No. 9,515,478

SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING OF A PLURALITY OF DC VOLTAGE SOURCES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A system for protecting a plurality of DC voltage sources configured to be connected in parallel between first and second
input terminals of a voltage inverter, the voltage inverter configured to convert a DC input voltage into an AC output voltage,
each DC voltage source being connected by a first electrical conductor to the first input terminal and by a second electrical
conductor to the second input terminal, the protection system comprising:
for each DC voltage source, a first cutoff member and a first detector of an isolation fault of the first conductor with respect
to an electrical ground, the first detector and the associated first cutoff member being connected in series between the corresponding
DC voltage source and the first input terminal of the inverter;

means for triggering the associated first cutoff member in case the isolation fault is detected, to open the electrical link
corresponding to the first conductor;

for each DC voltage source, a second cutoff member and a second detector of an isolation fault of the second conductor with
respect to the electrical ground, the second detector and the associated second cutoff member being connected in series between
the corresponding DC voltage source and the first input terminal of the inverter; and

means for triggering the associated second cutoff member in case the isolation fault is detected, to open the electrical link
corresponding to the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,373,457

CIRCUIT BREAKER INDICATING CAM HAVING A PROFILE WHICH REDUCES TRANSMISSION OF MECHANICAL SHOCKS TO THE AUXILIARY RELEASE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A multipole electric circuit breaker having a pair of separable contacts per pole and an operating mechanism, comprising:
a toggle device associated with a switching bar and with a trip latch;
an opening spring automatically loaded when a closing operation of the toggle device takes place;
an energy storage device including a closing spring operated by a loading device including a loading cam keyed onto a loading
shaft, and a drive part acting as transmission between the energy storage device and the toggle device to perform driving
of the switching bar and of movable contacts to a closed position when relaxation of the closing spring takes place;

a closing ratchet and latch configured to lock the energy storage device in a loaded state;
an opening ratchet and latch configured to collaborate with the trip latch and with an auxiliary release; and
an indicating device including an indicator lever with indicator collaborating with an indicating cam to indicate loaded,
unloaded, and ready-to-close states of the mechanism, the indicating cam being fitted on the loading shaft close to the loading
cam, and including a notch for receiving the indicator lever when the mechanism is in the loaded state,

wherein
the indicating cam includes a single ramp for progressively moving the indicator lever into position up to the notch to guarantee
latching of the opening latch maintained in the tripped position by the auxiliary release,

the notch of the indicating cam is U-shaped, delineated by a first flank, a second flank and a flat between a bottom end of
the first flank and a bottom end of the second flank, the first flank being offset from the reference plane by an angle between
10° and 20°, and a top end of the second flank joining an ending of a progressive ramp being separated from the reference
plane by an angle between 20° and 40°, and

a radius of the indicating cam at a top end of the first flank is longer than at the top end of the second flank.

US Pat. No. 9,780,551

DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTION DEVICE FOR A SWITCHGEAR APPARATUS, AND ELECTRIC SWITCHGEAR APPARATUS COMPRISING ONE SUCH DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A differential protection device for an electric disconnecting apparatus, the disconnecting apparatus comprising at least
one fixed contact for being connected to a corresponding electrical conductor, at least one movable contact, each movable
contact being movable between a closed position, wherein the movable contact is electrically connected to the corresponding
fixed contact, and an open position, wherein the movable contact is electrically isolated from the corresponding fixed contact,
and an actuator for activating the opening of the movable contacts when a differential fault is detected,
the differential protection device comprising:
a controller for controlling the actuator coupled to a toroid surrounding the corresponding electrical conductor, the controller
including at least two electrodes,

wherein the differential protection device further comprises:
measuring circuitry for measuring an electrical variable associated with the controller, said electrical variable being a
voltage or a current between two electrodes among said at least two electrodes of the controller, and

inhibiting circuitry for inhibiting the controller when the measured electrical variable satisfies a predetermined criterion.

US Pat. No. 9,779,590

MULTICOLOR SIGNAL LIGHT AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A multicolor signal light, comprising:
a multicolor layer comprising a plurality of lights configured to emit multicolor light and arranged in a pattern;
a single control signal line configured to receive a control signal from a controller;
a processor configured to control the multicolor layer to emit light in different modes and in different colors in response
to the control signal received by the single control signal line; and

power supply terminals for receiving an external power supply voltage from a power supply,
wherein the processor is configured to receive from the single control signal line a control signal having a control pulse,
wherein the processor is configured to control the plurality of lights to provide a light-emitting color of the multicolor
signal light and at least one of a flickering mode and a rotating mode of the multicolor signal light based on a variable
feature of the control pulse received,

wherein the variable feature includes one of a duty ratio, a frequency and an amplitude of the control pulse received or the
processor is configured to control the plurality of lights based on a combination of the duty ratio, the frequency and/or
an amplitude of the control pulse received.

US Pat. No. 9,742,316

APPARATUS AND MEANS FOR STARTING OF AC MOTORS, ALGORITHM FOR SELF-ADAPTING MOTOR START WITH SOFT-STARTER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A starting method for an electric motor powered by an alternating power supply voltage of an alternating power supply circuit,
the starting method, comprising:
supplying current to the electric motor during each voltage supply period with a delay tret; and

performing a first sequence in which the following steps are carried out in each nth period of the alternating power supply voltage, where n is an integer number greater than 0, including:

first determining a value of a variation of an electric motor resistance during a previous n periods of the alternating power
supply voltage,

first comparing the determined value of the variation of the electric motor resistance with a first threshold resistance value,
and

if the value of the determined value of the variation of the electric motor resistance is less than the first threshold value,
first reducing the delay tret,

wherein the first sequence includes the following additional step:
if the value of the determined value of the variation of the electric motor resistance is equal to or greater than the first
threshold value, proceeding onto a second sequence in the starting method, the second sequence comprising following steps
performed every mth period of the alternating power supply voltage, where m is an integer more than 0, including:

second determining the value of the variation of the electric motor resistance,
second comparing the determined value of the variation of the electric motor resistance with a second threshold resistance
value, and

if the variation in the determined value of the variation of the electric motor resistance is less than that the second threshold
resistance value, second reducing tret.

US Pat. No. 9,774,398

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS DATA TRANSMISSION BY USING DISPLAY BACKLIGHT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An apparatus for transmitting wireless data using a display backlight, comprising:
a data storage unit configured to store data to be transmitted;
a main control unit configured to read the data stored in the data storage unit;
a signal modulation unit configured to modulate the data with a predetermined signal modulation method under the control of
the main control unit to generate and output a sequence of switching pulse signals;

a light source driving circuit configured to generate a backlight driving switching pulse signal according to the sequence
of switching pulse signals; and

a display backlight member configured to output a sequence of light and dark signals, driven by the backlight driving switching
pulse signal,

wherein the apparatus is in combination with an optical probe configured to read the sequence of light and dark signals output
by the display backlight member and optically-electrically convert the sequence of light and dark signals, and to generate
a sequence of switching pulse signals, the optical probe including:

a receiving-end microprocessor configured to demodulate the sequence of switching pulse signals with a predetermined signal
demodulation method to generate recovered data and to further process recovered data.

US Pat. No. 9,642,111

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN A FIRST ITEM OF EQUIPMENT AND ONE OR MORE OTHER ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method of communication between a first device and one or more other destination devices, implemented via a communication
network, the method comprising:
identifying each device in the communication network by a network identifier
generated based on geographical coordinates of the respective device, wherein the network identifier includes a reference
geographical position of the respective device, a type of the respective device, and a device number; and

the first device transmitting a message to each destination device, the message
conforming to a given communication protocol and comprising a first piece of information defining a zone of influence corresponding
to a given geographical zone with respect to which each destination device determines whether the message is relevant to the
respective device based on the reference geographical position,

wherein the network identifier is generated by obtaining the geographical coordinates of the respective device and incorporating
the geographical coordinates into the body of the network identifier that is used to identify the respective device for network
routing within the communication network,

wherein the network identifier includes only a geographical position of the respective device, a type of the respective device,
and a device number.

US Pat. No. 9,673,726

CAPACITIVE POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR A CONTROL DEVICE OF AN ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A capacitive power supply device for a control device of an electrical switching apparatus, comprising a power supply module
that has two input terminals and a power supply voltage between the two terminals, and suitable for supplying a power supply
current to a control member suitable for controlling said electrical switching apparatus when the power supply voltage is
below a predetermined actuation threshold, the power supply module comprising a first capacitor connected at the input of
a voltage rectifying block, said control member being connected at the output of the rectifying block,
wherein a second capacitor and a first switch, suitable for connecting the second capacitor based on a comparison of the power
supply voltage to a capacitor switching threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,625,504

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A POWER CONSUMPTION, SUPERVISION SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC INSTALLATION COMPRISING APPLICATION THEREOF

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for determining a power consumption in an electrical installation including a plurality of electricity distribution
branches, and an incoming main power line connecting the plurality of electricity distribution branches to an electrical power
supply, the method comprising:
measuring a first power on the incoming main power line to identify an overall power consumption by the plurality of electricity
distribution branches and recording, as first measurement data, the first power measured on the incoming main power line;

detecting a change in the power consumption in the electrical installation;
measuring a second power on the incoming main power line to identify an overall power consumption by the plurality of electricity
distribution branches after the change and recording, as second measurement data, the second power measured on the incoming
main power line;

collecting, by a transducer located in a specific branch of the plurality of electricity distribution branches, information
relating to an electric current in the specific branch;

determining, by circuitry based on the information collected by the transducer, whether the change occurred in the specific
branch;

determining, by the circuitry based on the first measurement data, the second measurement data and a result of the determining
of whether the change occurred in the specific branch, an individual power consumption in the specific branch; and

determining, by the circuitry when the specific branch does not include the transducer, the individual power consumption in
the specific branch based on the first measurement data, the second measurement data and a plurality of information, wherein

each of the plurality of information relates to a corresponding electric current in each of a rest of the plurality of electricity
distribution branches, the rest excluding the specific branch, and

the each of the plurality of information is collected by a corresponding transducer located in the each of the rest of the
plurality of electricity distribution branches.

US Pat. No. 9,606,149

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COUNTING ENERGISATION EVENTS

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A device for counting energisation events, the device comprising:
a connector configured to be connected to an energisable element;
a sampling module coupled to the connector, the sampling module configured to detect a signal representing an energisation
event of the energisable element;

a count module coupled to the sampling module, the count module configured to count a number of detected energisation events
of the energisable element; and

a display module coupled to the count module and configured to, while the display module is coupled to the count module, display
information relating to a usability of the energisable element based on the counted number of detected energisation events,
wherein the display module comprises a bistable display, wherein said information relating to a usability of the energisable
element is arranged to be displayed on the bistable display, and the bistable display is capable of displaying said information
in the absence of power supply to power the display.

US Pat. No. 9,589,754

ELECTRIC CONTACTOR AND CONTROL METHOD OF ONE SUCH CONTACTOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical contactor comprising:
one or more first switches, each of the one or more first switches including a pair of first fixed contacts and a first moving
contact moving between a closed position and an open position,

several second switches, each second switch including a pair of second fixed contacts and a second moving contact moving between
a closed position and an open position,

the first and second fixed contacts, respectively, being, in the closed position of the first moving contact and the second
moving contact, respectively, electrically connected to each other via the first moving contact and the second moving contact,
respectively, and being electrically isolated from each other in the open position of the first moving contact and the second
moving contact, respectively,

at least one control device configured to control the movement of each first moving contact and second moving contact, respectively,
in the open or closed position,

wherein the electrical contractor further comprises, in a same housing, the one or more first switches and the second switches,
wherein after the control device receives an order to open the electrical contactor, the control device is capable of controlling
the movement of at least one first moving contact into the open position before that of each second moving contact into the
open position with a time offset comprised between 10 milliseconds (ms) and 1 second between the movement of the at least
one first moving contact and the movement of a respective second moving contact and wherein when the first moving contact
is in the closed position, the second switches are connected in parallel, whereas when the first moving contact is in the
open position, the second switches are connected in series.

US Pat. No. 9,521,010

DIAGNOSING AND REPORTING A NETWORK BREAK

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting, from a root node in a network configured according to a spanning tree protocol, a packet to a neighboring node
in the network;

determining, at a non-root node in the network, if a no-forward flag in the packet has been set and setting the no-forward
flag if the packet is to be forwarded over a blocked port;

forwarding the packet to a next neighboring node in the network; and
reporting, when the packet is received back at the root node within a predetermined time period, that the network is intact
or reporting, when the packet is not received back at the root node within the predetermined time period, that a break in
the network has occurred.

US Pat. No. 9,437,342

METHOD FOR PREPARING SILVER-BASED ELECTRICAL CONTACT MATERIAL

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for preparing a silver-based electrical contact material, comprising the following steps:
(a) providing a carbonaceous mesophase solution;
(b) adding a silver source to the carbonaceous mesophase solution under stirring to obtain a mixture;
(c) removing a solvent from the mixture to obtain a solid; and
(d) subjecting the solid to a heat treatment to obtain a silver-based electrical contact material,
wherein the silver source is silver powder prepared by a chemical method; and wherein carbon in the form of diamond is generated
in the electrical contact material.

US Pat. No. 9,911,548

ELECTRIC SWITCHING APPARATUS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electric switching apparatus comprising:
for each phase, an upstream fixed contact and a downstream fixed contact, said fixed contacts being respectively supported
by an upstream fixed contact support and a downstream fixed contact support and being electrically connected to an upstream
power line and to a downstream power line respectively, said fixed contacts being configured to cooperate respectively with
two respective upstream and downstream mobile contacts, each of said mobile contacts being supported by a contact support,
said contact supports being configured to be moved simultaneously in translation by a contact carrier, controlled by an actuator,
between a first position, as a contact opening position, in which the mobile contacts are separated from the respective fixed
contacts, and a second position as a closing position, in which the mobile contacts are in contact with the respective fixed
contacts, thereby establishing the electrical connection between the two power lines, and

a mechanism configured to transform, during an apparatus opening operation in a presence of a microweld between one of the
mobile contacts and the associated fixed contact, the movement in translation of the contact support associated with the mobile
contact into a combined movement in translation and rotation of the mobile contact so as to exert, at points of contact between
the mobile contact and the fixed contact, a shear force which is capable of breaking the microweld,

wherein contact supports are each mounted in a sliding arrangement in a guide component which is integral with the contact
carrier, said guide component incorporating a mechanism configured to provide angular guiding of an element which is integral
with the mobile contact associated with the support said mobile contact assuming the movement in translation of its associated
contact support such that, during an operation for the opening of the apparatus, a torque is transmitted to the microweld
by the rotation of the mobile contact around an axis of the translation, wherein said torque generates the shear forces.

US Pat. No. 9,851,403

SAFETY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AN ELECTRIC INSTALLATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A safety device adapted to be connected between a circuit breaker device and an electric installation powered by an electric
grid providing three-phase current having a first associated frequency, using a line for conveying electric current comprising
three phase conductors, a neutral conductor and a protection conductor, the safety device making it possible to verify at
least one electric safety condition following a cut off of electric power of the electric installation by the circuit breaker
device, comprising:
a module adapted to verify presence of a residual voltage above a predetermined safety threshold on at least one of the conductors;
and

an isolation verification module adapted to verify isolation between at least one tested pair of conductors of at least one
pair of conductors, from among said three phase conductors in combination,

wherein the isolation verification module includes:
a module adapted to inject a high-frequency electric signal, having a voltage below a voltage threshold, and a second frequency
above said first associated frequency,

and a multiplexing circuit adapted to inject the high-frequency electric signal only on a pair of conductors basis toward
each pair of conductors to be tested that form the at least one tested pair of conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,736,623

SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING DATA REMOTELY WITH AN NFC RADIO TAG

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A system for exchanging data, remotely, between a reading station and a radio tag, the system comprising:
a first assembly comprising
a first near field communication interface configured to read data stored in the radio tag and
a first link communication interface for emitting a signal representative of the data read in the radio tag, and
a first housing configured to accommodate the first near field communication interface and the first link communication interface;
and

a second assembly, configured to be remotely located from the first assembly, comprising
a second link communication interface configured to receive the emitted signal from the first link communication interface,
a remote radio tag including a memory configured to store data representative of the signal received,
a second near field communication interface configured to transmit the stored data in the remote radio tag to the reading
station, and

a second housing configured to accommodate the second link communication interface, the remote radio tag, and the second near
field communication interface,

wherein a process of the second near field communication interface transmitting the stored data to the reading station is
initiated by the reading station being brought within a proximity of the remote radio tag of the second assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,714,958

DETECTOR FOR A CONDUCTOR OF AN ELECTRICAL NETWORK

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A detector for detecting at least one electrical quantity in an electrical conductor, the detector comprising a frame on
which a mechanism is mounted, the mechanism comprising:
a magnetic toroid divided into a first branch and a second branch, the toroid having a coil wound around one of the first
and second branches;

at least two jaws configured to anchor the detector on the electrical conductor, each jaw being rotatable about an axis defined
by the frame between an open position and a closed position of the jaw,

wherein the first branch of the toroid is secured to the frame and the second branch is rotatable about an axis parallel to
the axis of rotation of at least one jaw and defined by the frame, relative to the first branch, between an open position
in which the second branch is spaced apart from the first branch, a pre-closure position in which the second branch is disposed
closer to the first branch relative to the open position, and a closed position in which the first and second branches are
closed on one another; and

a bearing member including a bent wire defining two parallel sections each having a free end respectively disposed in each
of two openings in the second branch, the bearing member being secured to the second branch of the magnetic toroid and defining
at least one concave volume configured to partially receive the electrical conductor, the bearing member being configured
to transmit to the second branch of the magnetic toroid a pre-closure torque to move the magnetic toroid to the pre-closure
position, in which the electrical conductor is disposed in the bearing member and the bearing member is suspended from the
second branch,

wherein the jaws are configured to apply a clamping force to the electrical conductor, when the electrical conductor is disposed
in the bearing member,

wherein the first and second branches are respectively disposed in first and second casings, and the bearing member is mounted
on the second casing, and

wherein the bearing member is further configured to transmit, to the second branch, the clamping force exerted by the jaws
on the electrical conductor and to move the second branch from the pre-closure position to the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,691,568

ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BREAKER INCLUDING A TRIP BLOCK

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. An electrical circuit breaker, comprising:
a circuit breaker block including:
at least one electrical conductor equipped with a first fixed land,
a bridge equipped with at least one second land and mobile between a first position in which the second land is in contact
with the first land and a second position in which the second land is separated from the first land,

a control unit for the mobile bridge,
an actuator of the control unit, this actuator being able to switch between an armed configuration in which it activates the
control unit and a disarmed configuration in which it does not activate the control unit, and

a first electrical coupling module; and
a trip block including:
an electronic trigger circuit,
a second electrical coupling module coupled with the first coupling module of the circuit breaker block,
wherein the trip block is provided with an arming lock to arm the actuator, said arming lock being:
elastically loaded to a first position between the first electrical coupling module and the second electrical coupling module
in which the actuator is in the disarmed configuration, and

adapted to be pushed back to a second position in which the arming lock switches the actuator to the armed configuration when
the first and the second coupling modules are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 9,625,503

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ANALYSING THE QUALITY OF THE ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN A THREE-PHASE ELECTRIC NETWORK

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for analyzing quality of electrical energy in a three-phase electric power system to determine absence or presence
of disturbance in the three-phase electric power system, the method comprising:
measuring a set of electrical quantities, the set including one electrical quantity per phase;
generating, by processing circuitry of an analyzing device, a space vector, which is a time-dependent complex number, from
an instantaneous three-dimensional transformation of the set of measured electrical quantities, the space vector being generated
over a sliding window; and

determining, by the processing circuitry, according to the generated space vector, a set including at least one parameter
representative of the quality of the electrical energy in the three-phase electric power system to determine the absence or
the presence of disturbance in the three-phase electric power system, the at least one parameter including a parameter representative
of voltage flicker.

US Pat. No. 9,583,292

MODULAR ELECTRICAL SWITCH DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE UNIPOLAR CUT-OFF UNIT AND A SWITCH ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SUCH DEVICES

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A modular electrical switching device comprising:
a switching block comprising unitary switching blocks respectively comprising at least one fixed contact that can collaborate
with a mobile contact;

an actuation block of the unitary switching blocks comprising an electromagnetic actuator comprising a fixed yoke and a mobile
keeper configured to be displaced with respect to the fixed yoke between an open position and a closed position of the electrical
contacts;

means allowing the actuation block to be fixed onto the switching block;
rapid fixing means allowing a removable fixing of the actuation block onto the switching block, the rapid fixing means comprising
at least one coupling hook configured:

to fix and secure the switching block to the actuation block, and
to collaborate with an actuation device of the mobile contact of a unitary switching block to transmit movement of the electromagnetic
actuator to the mobile contact,

the coupling hook being secured to the mobile keeper of the electromagnetic actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,850,707

JOINT ELEMENT FOR CABLE LADDER AND A METHOD FOR THE MOUNTING OF THE SAME

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A joint element for joining side profiles of a first and a second cable ladder end-to-end with each other, the side profiles
having a hexagonal cross section, each side profile having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge located
opposite to the first longitudinal edge, the joint element comprises:
a longitudinal gripping edge; and
a locking edge,
wherein the locking edge connects to the second longitudinal edges of the side profiles,
wherein the locking edge is provided with at least one locking tab extending therefrom for fixation of the joint element against
the side profile, the at least one locking tab is spaced from an end of the locking edge,

wherein the longitudinal gripping edge connects to the first longitudinal edges of the side profiles,
wherein the at least one locking tab is formed with a free end,
wherein when the joint element is mounted, the at least one locking tab provides an abutment of the free end against outer
surfaces of the side profiles at the second longitudinal edges, and

wherein the cross section of the joint element corresponds to the cross section of the side profiles.

US Pat. No. 9,791,421

ALIGNMENT AID SYSTEM FOR AN ULTRASONIC TRANSMITTER, AN ULTRASONIC DETECTOR ASSEMBLY AND AN ALIGNMENT METHOD

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

4. An alignment aid system for an ultrasonic transmitter configured to transmit a single ultrasonic wave, the alignment aid
system comprising:
a receiver comprising a plurality of transducers each configured to receive the single ultrasonic wave transmitted by the
ultrasonic transmitter and to convert the single ultrasonic wave into a respective signal, and a processing unit configured
to process all signals coming from the plurality of transducers, at least part of the plurality of transducers being arranged
so as to form a first continuous row of transducers, the receiver being distinct from the ultrasonic transmitter and being
disposed at a position that is different than that of the ultrasonic transmitter; and

an alignment control device arranged to communicate with the processing unit, the alignment control device being configured
to supply an indication regarding transducers of the first continuous row of transducers receiving the single ultrasonic wave
transmitted by the ultrasonic transmitter so as to enable the ultrasonic transmitter to be aligned in relation to the receiver,
said indication also regarding a detection of the single ultrasonic wave transmitted by the ultrasonic transmitter along the
first continuous row so as to enable the ultrasonic transmitter to be aligned in relation to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,781,748

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGES USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A method for transmitting messages between a first network of devices and a second network of devices, the method comprising:
establishing a first automatic connection between a mobile device and at least one first device of the first network in response
to verifying, by the mobile device, that the first device is included in a list of first devices stored in a non-volatile
memory of the mobile device;

receiving, via the first automatic connection, a message from the first device of the first network;
storing, by the mobile device in the non-volatile memory, the message received from the first device of the first network;
establishing a second automatic connection between the mobile device and at least one second device of the second network;
and

transmitting, via the second automatic connection, the message, which is received from the first device of the first network
and stored in the non-volatile memory of the mobile device, to the second device of the second network.

US Pat. No. 9,759,777

MONITORING DEVICE COMPRISING A MANAGEMENT OF BATTERY DISCHARGE AND METHOD OF BATTERY DISCHARGE MANAGEMENT

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1. A monitoring device of an electric power supply system comprising:
a series of first terminals designed to be connected to a primary power supply for supplying the monitoring device,
a battery connected to supply the monitoring device as secondary power supply, in case of outage of the primary power supply,
a measurer configured to measure a voltage at terminals of the battery,
a comparator configured to compare the voltage measured by the measurer with first and second threshold values representing
respectively a defective battery and a functional battery, an output of the comparator being coupled to a management circuit,

a switch configured to disable/enable flow of a discharge current at the terminals of the battery,
a counter configured to count a quantity representative of the discharge current, an output of the counter being coupled to
the management circuit,

the management circuit configured
to initiate measurement of the voltage at terminals of the battery when the monitoring device is supplied by the primary power
supply,

to control state of the switch according to the comparison of the measured voltage with the first and second threshold values
and according to a value of the counter so as to detect a malfunctioning of the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,704,635

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH AN ACTUATOR

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1. An electromagnetic actuator comprising:
a ferromagnetic housing extending in a longitudinal direction and having a height in a vertical direction that is perpendicular
to the longitudinal direction;

two electromagnetic coils positioned inside the housing and each comprising at least one winding around the longitudinal direction;
a ferromagnetic unit arranged between the coils;
a ferromagnetic plunger subjected to a magnetic field generated by the coils, the plunger being movable in the longitudinal
direction and configured to be immobilized in three different longitudinal positions depending on the field generated by the
coils;

wherein the ferromagnetic unit is rigidly connected to the housing and has, in the vertical direction, a dimension that is
greater than one sixth of the height of the housing, the ferromagnetic unit further being located at a distance that is less
than one quarter of a gap in the longitudinal direction between the two coils, relative to a midplane that is perpendicular
to the longitudinal direction and located midway between the two coils, to guide the magnetic flux produced by the coils to
the housing, and

wherein the ferromagnetic unit comprises at least one protrusion, each protrusion being at least partially in contact with
the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,703,727

METHOD OF SECURE MANAGEMENT OF A MEMORY SPACE FOR MICROCONTROLLER

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1. A method of management of an electronic microcontroller system for ensuring a check of write-access rendered non-modifiable,
the microcontroller system including:
a first processor configured to execute a non-secure application, and
a second processor configured to execute a secure application that implements a security function,
the first and second processors configured to access to a shared memory space, and
the first processor configured to implement the check of write-access, and to manage write-access to the shared memory space
that is non-modifiable when the secure application implements the security function,

the method, comprising:
apportioning the shared memory space between a memory area allocated to the secure application and a memory area allocated
to the non-secure application, the memory area allocated to the secure application including a reserved area for the secure
application;

allocating a buffer in the memory space allocated to the non-secure application;
loading a set of rules of access to the shared memory space into the buffer, the set of rules including a rule prohibiting
writing by the non-secure application in the reserved area of the memory area allocated to the secure application;

checking, by the secure application, whether the non-secure application writes in the reserved area of the memory area allocated
to the secure application according to the set of rules of access to the shared memory space;

controlling, by the first processor, access of the non-secure application to the reserved area of the memory area allocated
to the secure application according to the set of rules of access to the shared memory space, wherein

the secure application implements the security function to verify integrity of the reserved area of the memory area allocated
to the secure application and integrity of code and data corresponding to the secure application, and

the non-secure application involves a non-guaranteed level of functional security and integrity without the security function
implemented in the secure application.

US Pat. No. 9,640,993

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

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1. A system for managing energy consumption comprising:
a utility interface module configured for receiving power from a power grid and supplying power to distribution lines associated
with the system;

a storage unit charged from the power grid and in electronic communication with the distribution lines for supplying power
to the distribution lines;

a user interface module for receiving user inputs; and,
a control unit in operative communication with the utility interface module, the storage unit, and the user interface module,
said control unit configured for:

receiving inputs through the user interface module to operate in one of a plurality of operational modes, based on the manner
in which tariff information, including tariffs in the form of rates for peak period, off-peak period and shoulder period time
slabs, is obtained, and, signaling said storage unit: a) to charge from said power grid, or, b) to supply power to the distribution
lines from said storage unit;

during the time when said tariffs are below a predetermined rate, signaling to charge the storage unit and supplying power
to said distribution lines through said power grid; and, during the time when said tariffs are at least at said predetermined
rate, signaling to shut off power transmission through said utility interface module to selected distribution lines and utilize
the charge from said storage unit to supply power said selected distribution lines; and,

continuously receiving information that the time slab is one of peak period, off-peak period and shoulder period, from the
power grid through the utility interface module, and signaling to control power distribution of the storage unit based on:
1) a subsequent time slab after the current time slab, 2) available charge in the storage unit, and, 3) the load condition
in the distribution lines.

US Pat. No. 9,529,687

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A POWER CONSUMPTION IN AN ELECTRIC INSTALLATION AND ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRIC INSTALLATION

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1. A method for determining a power consumption in an electrical installation, wherein a plurality of distribution branches
connected in parallel is connected to an alternating current power supply, the method comprising:
measuring and recording an overall supply voltage of the group of plural plurality of distribution branches, and measuring
and recording first intensity and first phase shift values of an overall supply current of the plurality of distribution branches;

measuring and recording a first intensity of a specific individual current flowing in a specific branch among the plurality
of distribution branches, the first intensity of the specific individual current being measured from a current sensor located
in the specific branch;

detecting a change in the power consumption, the change affecting the first intensity of the specific individual current flowing
in the specific branch;

determining, by circuitry, whether the change is greater than a predetermined threshold;
measuring and recording, when the change is greater than the predetermined threshold, second intensity and second phase shift
values of the overall supply current of the plurality of distribution branches after the change;

measuring and recording, when the change is greater than the predetermined threshold, a second intensity of the specific individual
current flowing in the specific branch after the change, the second intensity of the specific individual current being measured
from the current sensor, and

determining, by the circuitry based on the measuring of the overall supply voltage the measuring of the first intensity and
first phase shift values of the overall supply current before the change and the measuring of the second intensity and second
phase shift values of the overall supply current after the change, and the measuring of the first intensity of the specific
individual current before the change and the measuring of the second intensity of the specific individual current after the
change, an individual power consumption in the specific branch.

US Pat. No. 10,140,971

ON-SITE SPEAKER DEVICE, ON-SITE SPEECH BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

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1. A method of on-site speech broadcasting, comprising:receiving a text signal, wherein the text signal is automatically generated by an on-site text-generating device in response to a parameter in an industrial environment sensed by an on-site sensor of the on-site text-generating device reaching a predetermined value;
converting the text signal to a speech signal by an on-site speech converting module disposed within an on-site speaker device separated from the on-site text-generating device; and
playing the converted speech signal by using a speaker of the on-site speaker device to broadcast an alarm in the industrial environment,
wherein the text signal is generated by automatically selecting the text signal from a plurality of text signals preset by an on-site user to correspond to the parameter reaching the predetermined value,
wherein the on-site text-generating device further includes a human machine interface for automatically selecting a text from a plurality of texts without input of the on-site user, and a transmitting interface for transmitting the text signal,
wherein the human machine interface comprises a processor for determining an event indicating a certain device in the industrial environment is abnormal based on the parameter sensed by the on-site sensor, and
wherein the text of the plurality of texts corresponds to the event.

US Pat. No. 9,793,700

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SELECTIVITY OF ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

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1. A method for controlling selectivity of a first portion of an electric system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a first data processing device, a first wiring diagram of the electric system and settings of electrical equipment
in the electric system including a set of electric equipment settings of at least first and second electric equipment devices
of the first portion of the electric system, each of the at least first and
second electric equipment device including a selectivity control device and a circuit breaker connected to plural different
voltage power supplies; wherein each of the first and the second electric equipment device is at least one of electric cabinet,
electric cubicle or electric panel;
the selectivity control device operating for:
determining first selectivity information of the first portion of the electric system according to said wiring diagram and
said set of electric equipment settings;

detecting a change of equipment in the first portion of the electric system after the determination of the first selectivity
information;

checking compatibility between a second set of electric equipment settings and the first selectivity information, the second
set of electric equipment settings corresponding to the first portion of the electric system after the detection of the change
of equipment;

causing a portable device to generate a non-compatibility indication when a checking result indicates non-compatibility between
the second set of electric equipment settings and the first selectivity information, the portable device being communicatively
coupled with the first data processing device; and control devices in the respective each of the at least first and second
electric equipment device electrical equipment, and

controlling the selectivity of the first portion of the electric system based on the compatibility between the second set
of electric equipment settings and the first selectivity information.

US Pat. No. 9,699,172

METHOD FOR MANAGING THE INSTALLATION OF AN APPLICATION ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. A method of managing the installation of a software application on an electronic device comprising a memory in which a
public application authentication key and a public certificate authentication key are stored, the software application being
part of a software pack comprising:
the software application comprising at least one executable code portion,
a first authentication signature of the software application, the first signature having been obtained by asymmetrical encoding
using a first private encryption key,

a certificate comprising encryption information, and
a second authentication signature of the certificate, the second signature being a set comprising a plurality of second sub-signatures
for authentication of the certificate, each of the second sub-signatures being obtained by asymmetrical encoding using a respective
second private encryption key, at least one of the second private encryption keys being separate from the first private encryption
key,

the method comprising:
testing the first authentication signature using the public application authentication key, and
installing the application when the first authentication signature is considered authentic, or
when the first authentication signature is not considered authentic, the method further comprises at least:
seeking authenticity of the second authentication signature of the certificate using the public authentication key of the
certificate, the certificate being authenticated if at least one of the second sub-signatures is considered authentic during
implementation of the seeking,

renewing the public application authentication key of the first electronic device when the second authentication signature
of the certificate is considered authentic, and

installing the application, when, using the new public application authentication key, the first authentication signature
is considered authentic.

US Pat. No. 9,665,412

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER AND EVENT-DRIVEN PROGRAMMING METHOD THEREOF

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8. A programmable logic controller comprising:
an event queue configured to store events;
an event detector configured to:
register at least one event;
detect an occurrence of the at least one event; and
add the at least one event into the event queue;
a program memory configured to store at least one event handler segment corresponding to the at least one event;
an event dispatcher configured to extract an event from the event queue; and
an event handler configured to execute an event handler program section corresponding to the extracted event,
wherein the at least one event includes an event selected by a user from at least one predefined event, and a user-customized
event inputted by a user, and

wherein the user-customized event includes a logical combination of a plurality of predefined events including the at least
one predefined event.

US Pat. No. 9,633,240

RFID READER/WRITER DEVICE

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1. A radio frequency electronic tag reader/writer device comprising:
a housing,
an antenna included in the housing,
a processing circuit included in the housing and connected to the antenna, the processing circuit being configured to exchange
data with a radio frequency electronic tag presented within range of the reader/writer device,

at least one two-wire communication interface included in the housing and configured to be connected to a programmable logic
controller external to the housing, and controlled by the processing circuit to exchange data with the programmable logic
controller via the at least one two-wire communication interface,

a signaling circuit included in the housing and configured to indicate one or more operating statuses,
wherein:
said signaling circuit is connected to the processing circuit,
the processing circuit is configured to control said signalling circuit based on a control frame received from the programmable
logic controller over said communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,586,492

ELECTRIC CHARGING SYSTEM OF A PLURALITY OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING THE ELECTRIC POWER DELIVERED BY AN ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY OF SUCH A SYSTEM

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1. An electric charging system of a plurality of electric vehicles, said system comprising:
an electric power supply configured to deliver a maximum electric power;
a plurality of charging points, each configured to be connected to an electric vehicle and recharge a battery of said electric
vehicle, and deliver a plurality of electric power levels, each charging point being connected, via a corresponding electric
line, to the electric power supply; and

for each charging point, a control device configured to control the electric power level delivered by the charging point to
the electric vehicle connected thereto, the control device being configured to transmit a control signal to the corresponding
charging point, said electric power level delivered being dependent on said control signal, wherein

the control devices are connected to each other by communication links,
at least one of the control devices generates charging tokens to circulate between the control devices on the communication
links, each charging token being associated with a partial power, corresponding to a subdivision of the maximum electric power
and a sum of the partial powers associated with the charging tokens being less than or equal to the maximum electric power,
and

the control devices are configured to control, using the charging tokens, the distribution of the maximum electric power between
the charging points as a function of time and a number of electric vehicles connected to the charging points and requiring
charging.

US Pat. No. 9,543,098

RELAY AND A METHOD FOR INDICATING A RELAY FAILURE

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1. A relay comprising:
a switch assembly configured to provide a trigger signal based on a switching status;
an energization element configured to energize the switch assembly to change a switching status of the switch assembly; and
a light indication configured to indicate the switching status of the switch assembly, the light indication including an optical
filter, the optical filter controlled by the switch assembly to alter the light indication based on the switching status;

wherein the energization element is coupled to the switch assembly and the switch assembly is coupled to the optical filter
such that energization of the energization element activating the switch assembly causes the optical filter to move automatically.

US Pat. No. 9,526,929

FIRE PROTECTION DEVICE OF AN ELECTRIC INSTALLATION STARTER-CONTROLLER DEVICE

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1. A fire protection device for a starter-controller device of an electrical installation, the starter-controller device comprising
at least one connection terminal, each connection terminal being connectable to an electrical conductor, the protection device
comprising:
thermal monitoring sensors, for each electrical conductor, which are able to detect a temperature increase, at each connection
terminal, to above a predetermined threshold,

wherein the fire protection device is mechanically fastenable to the starter-controller device via at least one mechanical
connection member,

wherein the thermal monitoring sensors comprise one or more temperature sensors able to sense a temperature in first one or
more hollow housings of the starter-controller device situated near a connection terminal of a conductor, the fire protection
device including an injection device, electrically connected to said one or more temperature sensors, configured to inject
a fire extinguishing agent toward the first one or more hollow housings once the one or more temperature sensors have detected
a temperature above the predetermined threshold, and

wherein the fire protection device further comprises a trigger element, kept in a first idle position by a fastening piston
as long as the one or more temperature sensors indicate a temperature below the predetermined threshold, said trigger element
is able to move toward a second locking position when the fastening piston moves away from the trigger element, the movement
of the fastening piston from a contact position with said trigger element to a non-contact position with said trigger element
being done following the release of the fire extinguishing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,948,215

SOFT STARTING SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRICAL MOTOR

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1. A starter system for an electric motor supplied by a high-voltage electrical network, the starter system comprising:an electronic control circuit;
an electronic switch to control one phase of the electric motor, the electronic switch being controlled by the electronic control circuit;
a sensor to deliver an analog signal that is representative of a derivative of a current flowing through the one phase of the electric motor; and
a detection board between the electronic control circuit and the sensor, the detection board including circuitry configured to:
transform the analog signal into a binary electrical signal that is representative of changes in sign of the analog signal,
convert the binary electrical signal into a binary optical signal, and
transmit the binary optical signal to the electronic control circuit to control the electronic switch,
wherein the binary optical signal is transmitted to the electronic control circuit via optical fiber without implementing a link using a communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,947,495

ARC EXTINGUISHING CHAMBER FOR ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BREAKER AND CIRCUIT BREAKER COMPRISING SUCH A CHAMBER

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1. An electric circuit breaker, comprisingan arc-forming chamber enclosing a fixed contact and a moving contact, which, at a time of separation, form an arc therebetween;
an arc-quenching chamber comprising a stack of separators extending parallel to one another;
a magnetic release situated on a side of the fixed contact and the moving contact; and
a switching horn situated on an opposite side of the fixed contact and the moving contact,
wherein said arc-forming chamber communicates with an input of the arc-quenching chamber comprising the stack of separators extending parallel to one another,
wherein the moving contact extends substantially at right angles to a plane of the stack of separators, to pull an arc between the fixed contact and the moving contact upon separation, an initial direction of which is substantially parallel to the stack of separators,
wherein the stack of separators have, on a side of the moving contact, a first opening facilitating the insertion of the arc,
wherein a form of the stack of separators varies progressively from one separator to a next, or by groups of identical separators from one group to another, or a mixture of both, in such a way that the form of the stack of separators changes from a first V having a largest opening surface area to a second V having a smallest opening surface area, in a direction from the magnetic release to the switching horn,
wherein the stack of separators are distributed in three different groups including a first group A, a second group B and a third group C,
wherein the separators belonging to a same group having substantially a same form,
wherein in the first group A, situated on a first side of the switching horn, a second opening of the stack of separators has a semi-circular form,
wherein in the third group C, situated on an opposite side from the first side of the switching horn, the first opening of the stack of separators has a general form of a V formed in a curvilinear manner over an entire length of the first opening,
wherein in the second group B, situated in a middle between the first group A and the third group C, a third opening of the stack of separators has a first part in a form of a V portion extended by a slot, in such a way that a cross-section of the first part of the third opening decreases from a first end of the third opening, situated towards an outside of the stack of separators, in a direction of a second end of the third opening, situated towards an inside of the stack of separators,
wherein the first V having the largest opening surface area and the second V having the smallest opening surface area of the stack of separators have different opening surface areas, and
wherein the stack of separators having the first V with the largest opening surface area is located closest to the magnetic release.

US Pat. No. 9,735,882

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS DATA TRANSMISSION BY USING DISPLAY BACKLIGHT

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1. An apparatus for transmitting wireless data using a display backlight, comprising:
a data storage unit configured to store data to be transmitted;
a main control unit configured to read the data stored in the data storage unit;
a signal modulation unit configured to modulate the data with a predetermined signal modulation method under the control of
the main control unit to generate and output a sequence of switching pulse signals;

a light source driving circuit configured to generate a backlight driving switching pulse signal according to the sequence
of switching pulse signals; and

a display backlight member configured to output a sequence of light and dark signals, driven by the backlight driving switching
pulse signal,

wherein the apparatus is in combination with an optical probe configured to read the sequence of light and dark signals output
by the display backlight member and optically-electrically convert the sequence of light and dark signals, and to generate
a sequence of switching pulse signals, the optical probe including:

a receiving-end microprocessor configured to demodulate the sequence of switching pulse signals with a predetermined signal
demodulation method to generate recovered data and to further process recovered data.

US Pat. No. 9,805,477

DISPLAY MANAGEMENT METHOD AND ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. A method for managing display on a screen of an electronic device of at least one item of information relating to an apparatus,
the method comprising:
providing an enriched image of the apparatus, comprising an image of the apparatus and of interest points of the apparatus,
each interest point being associated with an item of information specific to an element of the apparatus,

choosing at least one interest point from among the plurality of interest points, for obtaining a set of chosen interest points,
selecting information to be displayed, the information to be displayed being information associated with the chosen interest
points,

providing a set of diagrams of the apparatus available for the apparatus,
optimizing, according to a predefined criterion, each diagram of the apparatus available by inserting into the diagram of
the apparatus a preview of information to be displayed, the preview being compatible with the diagram, for obtaining an enriched
schematic representation comprising a diagram of the apparatus and at least one preview of one of the items of information
to be displayed, and

classifying the enriched schematic representations according to the predefined criterion,
wherein at least one of: the providing the enriched image, the choosing the at least one interest point, the selecting the
information to be displayed, the providing the set of diagrams, the optimizing each diagram, and the classifying the enriched
schematic representations is triggered by an action of a user, and

wherein the action of the user is a rotation of the electronic device about an axis perpendicular to the screen.