Patents Assigned to Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Patent number: 11958598
    Abstract: A wing for an aircraft is disclosed including a main wing, a leading edge high lift assembly having a leading edge high lift body, and a connection assembly movably connecting the leading edge high lift body to the main wing, wherein the connection assembly includes a drive system that is mounted to the main wing and connected to the leading edge high lift body for driving the leading edge high lift body between the retracted position and the extended position. The drive system includes a first drive unit and a second drive unit, the first drive unit has a first input section coupled to a drive shaft, a first gear unit and a first output section coupled to a first connection element and including a first output wheel. The second drive unit has a second input section coupled to the drive shaft, a second gear unit, and a second output section coupled to a second connection element and including a second output wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Winkelmann, Bernhard Schlipf
  • Patent number: 11959180
    Abstract: An anticorrosion coating and an article coated with an anticorrosion coating, especially for use in an aircraft, and a method of producing a coated article and a vehicle, especially an aircraft, including an anticorrosion coating or at least one such coated article. An anticorrosion coating includes an aluminum alloy having 0.03-0.5% by weight of tin. A coated article produced at least partly from a material and having at least partly been coated with the anticorrosion coating including an aluminum alloy having 0.03-0.5% by weight of tin. A method of producing the anticorrosion coating is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Blawert, Florian Gehrig, Tillmann Doerr, Bettina Kröger-Kallies, Oliver Rohr, Mikhail Zheludkevich, Maria del Rosario Silva Campos, Michael Störmer
  • Patent number: 11952112
    Abstract: A wing for an aircraft is disclosed having a main wing, a high lift body, and a connection assembly movably connecting the high lift body to the main wing, such that the high lift body can be moved between a retracted position and at least one extended position. The connection assembly includes a drive system having a first drive unit and a second drive unit, wherein the first drive unit has a first input section coupled to a drive shaft, a first gear unit and a first output section drivingly coupled to the high lift body. The second drive unit has a second input section coupled to the drive shaft, a second gear unit, and a second output section drivingly coupled to the high lift body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Schreck, Bernhard Schlipf
  • Patent number: 11952134
    Abstract: An electric propulsion unit of an aircraft including a nacelle housing an electric power system, an electric motor and a cooling system for the electric power system; the nacelle including a central fairing, a front fairing which extends from the central fairing to a front end and a rear fairing which extends from the central fairing to a rear end. The front fairing includes a protrude positioned in a lower part of the front fairing, the protrude having a front face in a transverse plane, a main air inlet of the cooling system being positioned on the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: AIRBUS SAS, AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Jorge Carretero Benignos, Benedikt Bammer, Olivier Verseux, Maria Del Sagrario Juanas Fernandez, Jorge Molano Rembiasz, Thomas Scherer, Alexander Solntsev
  • Patent number: 11952130
    Abstract: A structural component for an aircraft including at least one heatable component section having a layer structure including an inner base structure, at least one heating layer having carbon allotropes embedded in a matrix material, at least one first group of consecutive layers including at least one anode layer, at least one first insulating layer, and at least one cathode layer having an electroactive coating. The first group of layers are arranged between the inner base structure and the at least one heating layer, and at least one protective layer is arranged outside the heating layer. The first group of layers constitute a structural battery. The at least one anode layer and the at least one cathode layer are electrically connectable with the heating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Elmar Bonaccurso
  • Patent number: 11952102
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin section includes a door frame, which forms a door opening, a passenger door, which is arranged on the door frame and is configured to close the door opening, and a door insulation arrangement, which is larger in at least one direction than the door opening. The door insulation arrangement is produced from a textile which is heat-insulating and/or airflow-inhibiting. Furthermore, a corresponding door insulation arrangement and an aircraft having such an aircraft cabin section or such a door insulation arrangement are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Hauke Kirstein, Gunter Kyas
  • Patent number: 11952817
    Abstract: A fastening system including a structure holding element fastenable to a structural component. The fastening system includes a component holding element fastenable to a component to be fastened and movable relative to the structure holding element between first and second operating positions. A first lever element is connected to the structure holding element to be rotatable about a first rotation axis and is connected to the component holding element to be rotatable about a second rotation axis. The fastening system includes a connection element, connected to the component holding element to be rotatable about a third rotation axis and connected to the structure holding element to be displaceable in translation relative to the structure holding element, such that the second rotation axis, when the component holding element is transferred from its first into its second operating position, is displaced in a plane extending perpendicularly to the second rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Eggert, Bogdan-Florin Marculescu
  • Patent number: 11952123
    Abstract: A table device for a vehicle cabin, in particular for a passenger cabin of an aircraft. The table device includes an active surface which is coated with at least one active material that is photoactive and antimicrobial. The table device furthermore includes an irradiation device, which is configured to irradiate the active surface with light. A passenger seat or a vehicle cabin may incorporate such a table device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Carsten Kohlmeier-Beckmann
  • Patent number: 11954998
    Abstract: A position detector for a passenger service unit which can be installed in a passenger service channel. The position detector includes a sensor rail which has a multiplicity of sensors and is configured to be fitted in the longitudinal direction of the passenger service channel. The position detector also includes a position marker which is configured to be fastened to the passenger service unit and to trigger a sensor signal at one of the multiplicity of sensors. A passenger service channel having a position detector and a vehicle area having a passenger service channel are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Meinert, Martin Hentschel
  • Patent number: 11945599
    Abstract: A flow body for an aircraft includes a torsion box with spars and/or ribs and at least two skin portions for enveloping the spars and/or ribs, wherein at least one inner cell is formed in the torsion box. It is provided that a gas tank with a gas tank shell is arranged in the at least one inner cell, and that the gas tank includes fastening elements coupled to retaining elements in the relevant inner cell in order to hold the gas tank such that the gas tank shell is supported at a distance from the spars and/or ribs and the skin portions and is supported in three spatial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Heck, Shekhar Inamdar
  • Patent number: 11945566
    Abstract: A drain mast for an aircraft for discharge of water from the aircraft interior with a line which extends in a line direction from a connector end to a discharge end. The connector end can connect to another line in the interior of the aircraft, through which further line water flows into the drain mast. The discharge end can discharge water into a surrounding area of the aircraft. The line includes a plastic, into which a conductive material is embedded, by which the line can be heated electrically, by a heating current being conducted through the conductive material. A proportion of the embedded conductive material in the line increases in the line direction per length unit from the connector end of the line towards the discharge end such that the heating power which is introduced into the line per length unit increases from the connector end towards the discharge end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Lübbert, Michael Rempe, Frank Schneider
  • Patent number: 11946668
    Abstract: A system for heating up water for a consumer unit in an aircraft, having a water reservoir and a control unit. The water reservoir has a heating device to heat water held in the water reservoir to a consumer temperature. The control unit controls the heating device so water in the water reservoir is automatically heated to or above a disinfection temperature at which germ formation in the water reservoir is eliminated or suppressed, and a temperature of the water in the water reservoir is maintained at or above the disinfection temperature for a disinfection period, the heating to the disinfection temperature being effected only during flight phases or portions of flight phases of the aircraft during which use of the consumer unit by a user is not to be expected. A corresponding method and an aircraft having such a system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Rempe, Frederik Albers, Frank Schneider, Axel Schreiner, Tim Lübbert
  • Patent number: 11945603
    Abstract: A load carrier for an aircraft cargo hold includes a bottom element with a support surface, the load carrier being movable over a floor surface in a floor plane while the support surface faces the floor surface, the bottom element having a base surface. The support surface has rolling elements rotatable about a rotation axis oriented where a parallel to the axis runs parallel to the floor plane, and the rolling elements being retained on the bottom element where the rotation axis of each of the rolling elements can be rotated about a vertical axis running perpendicularly to the floor plane. A load carrier can include a bottom element, the support surface of which has outlet openings, through which air can exit from the support surface to form an air cushion under the support surface. A load carrier can include a bottom element the support surface of which has slider elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Schliwa, Gunda Hülsen, Uwe Panzram, Hermann Benthien, Lars Uwe Hansen, Paul Adrian Wichtmann, Dirk Meiranke, Thomas Grabow
  • Patent number: 11932388
    Abstract: A leading edge structure (1) for a flow control system of an aircraft (101) including a double-walled leading edge panel (3) with a first side portion (11) extending to a first attachment end (17), a second side portion (13) extending to a second attachment end (19), an inner wall element (21) facing a plenum (7), an outer wall element (23) facing ambient flow (25), and a core assembly (97). The outer wall element (23) includes micro pores (31) and the inner wall element (21) includes openings (33) which form a fluid connection from ambient flow, through the core assembly (97) and to the plenum (7). The thickness of the outer wall element is reduced due to the first attachment end (17) and/or at the second attachment end (19) attached to the inner wall element (21) by both bonding and fasteners (85, 87, 89, 91).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ivano Bertolini, Stefano Giaquinto, Sebastian Welz, Nina Düren, Jeff Wee Hong Yap, Michael Höft, Nicole Jordan, Frank Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11926406
    Abstract: A hatch locking device for an aircraft hatch includes an eccentric bush which can be connected to a hatch bulkhead of the aircraft hatch panel, an inner lining which is introduced into the eccentric bush and has a bolt receptacle which is oriented centrally along a bolt receptacle axis for receiving a locking bolt, a conical pressing sleeve in the inner lining, a conical clamping sleeve, the outer conical shell face of which is in displaceable engagement with an inner conical shell face of the conical pressing sleeve, and the inner cylindrical shell face of which is flush with the outer wall of the bolt receptacle, and linear actuators which are mounted on in each case two opposite sides of the conical pressing sleeve in the inner lining and are designed to displace the conical pressing sleeve along the bolt receptacle axis with respect to the conical clamping sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Sören Ohle
  • Patent number: 11926433
    Abstract: A time-delay latch for securing a structure in a specified position includes a housing, a fluid chamber contained within the housing for holding fluid, a pin that extends through the fluid chamber and is axially movable within and through the fluid chamber, and a release frame movably secured within the housing. When the pin is in a latched position, the release frame engages with the pin to prevent axial movement of the pin. When the pin is in an unlatched position, the release frame disengages from the pin to allow axial movement of the pin. The axial movement of the pin between the latched position and the unlatched position requires a prescribed duration of time to elapse. During operation, the axial movement of the pin between the unlatched position and the latched position can occur faster than the prescribed duration of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: Airbus Americas, Inc., Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: John A. Brewster, Thomas Freiwald, Christian Holst
  • Patent number: 11927290
    Abstract: A multipurpose connector for connecting a multiplicity of lines of an aircraft monument. The multipurpose connector comprises a base bracket, a system connector plate configured to receive a multiplicity of first line adapters, a monument connector plate configured to receive at least one second line adapter, and a movement device configured to move the system connector plate relative to the base bracket and the monument connector plate between an open position and a closed position. The system connector plate is, in the closed position, arranged relative to the monument connector plate such that the at least one second line adapter of the monument connector plate is operatively connected to an associated first line adapter of the system connector plate, and, in the open position of the system connector plate, the multiplicity of first line adapters and the at least one second line adapter are detached from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Le Polotec, Tammo Bahns
  • Patent number: 11919616
    Abstract: A cabin module for an aircraft comprises a section which has an upward-facing surface in an installed state of the cabin module, wherein the upward-facing surface of the section comprises an integrated drainage channel. An aircraft furthermore comprises at least one such cabin module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Paolo Cavarero, Michael Mosler, Martin Hentschel
  • Patent number: 11919619
    Abstract: An aircraft-floor element comprising a first cladding element configure to be swung from a first position to a second position. In the first position, the first cladding element is arranged parallel to a main plane of the aircraft-floor element and on a side of the aircraft-floor element which is directed towards a passenger cabin. In the second position, the first cladding is arranged at an angle to the main plane of the aircraft-floor element, wherein it forms a cladding for a cargo space. An aircraft zone having an aircraft-floor element and an aircraft having such an aircraft zone are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Claus-Peter Gross
  • Patent number: 11912413
    Abstract: A panel for covering a supply channel in a passenger cabin of a vehicle including a mounting surface facing the passenger cabin while the panel covers the supply channel. The panel is elongated in a longitudinal direction and adapted for mounting passenger supply units. The mounting surface includes spaced openings arranged along a longitudinal direction of the panel, wherein each opening includes a connector assembly for a passenger supply unit. The panel includes a mount securing passenger supply units. The mounting surface comprises extended areas for providing support in opposing lateral directions to passenger supply units mounted to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Riedel