Patents Assigned to Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Patent number: 11560241
    Abstract: A support bracket for holding interior components of a vehicle includes a base plate and an add-on module, which are engageable with each other to facilitate replacement and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bauers, Nufel Erdogan, Thomas Kahl
  • Patent number: 11559959
    Abstract: To reduce the processing time in the case of repairing of excessively countersunk bolt openings or surface damage in fiber composite workpieces, it is proposed to countersink the corresponding surface spot to produce a contact surface and a depression for a fiber composite insert body. The fiber composite insert body is placed onto the contact surface and is fixed on the fiber composite workpiece in the depression. In the case of an excessively countersunk bolt opening, a new bolt opening is drilled into the fiber composite insert body, which new bolt opening is subsequently countersunk to the correct countersunk bore depth. In the case of the method, a three-legged application tool can be used which positions and orients the fiber composite insert body correctly and presses it onto the fiber composite workpiece during the curing of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Zastrow, Roman Kleinpeter
  • Patent number: 11560240
    Abstract: An aircraft area having a textile display, aircraft passenger seat having a textile display, and aircraft including an aircraft area. An aircraft area includes an interior component, a textile display on the interior component and including at least one textile fiber capable of changing a color at at least one section of the textile fiber, and a controller operatively coupled to the textile display and configured to change color of the at least one section of the textile fiber, such that the textile display displays information. An aircraft passenger seat includes a back rest, seat pan, and textile display integrated into a seat cover covering the backrest and/or the seat pan. The textile display includes at least one textile fiber capable of changing a color at at least one section of the textile fiber. An aircraft may include one or more aircraft areas and/or one or more aircraft passenger seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, Airbus (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Frank Quatmann, Nicolas Jourdan
  • Patent number: 11554383
    Abstract: A system for lacquer transfer is disclose having a device for lacquer transfer. The device includes a frame, a transfer roller with a circumferential lateral wall, and a slit nozzle for dispensing lacquer. The slit nozzle is connected to the frame. An outside contact surface of the lateral wall includes several depressions. The transfer roller is mounted rotatably to the frame. The slit nozzle is arranged contactless to or in direct contact with the outside contact surface of the lateral wall for dispensing lacquer into respective depressions in the lateral wall while the transfer roller is rotated. The transfer roller is configured to roll with the outside contact surface on a work surface of a work piece for transferring the lacquer from the depressions to the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hoffmeister, Pierre Zahlen
  • Patent number: 11554519
    Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensional preform from reinforcing fibers for producing a component from a fiber-reinforced plastic comprises the steps of introducing at least one layer of fibers having a binder into a draping mold, forming the at least one layer of fibers by at least one forming element which is displaceable along the draping mold, applying an airtight film to the at least one layer of fibers during or directly after the forming, creating a negative pressure in the intermediate space between the airtight film and the draping mold, activating the binder and removing the negative pressure after curing of the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thore Sdunnus, Alexander Gillessen
  • Patent number: 11548213
    Abstract: A method of using solid profile rods instead of the usual filament coils for additive manufacturing methods such as 3D printing for industrial applications such as aircraft manufacturing, and to enable a more rapid production of fiber-composite components. The additive manufacturing device, or the 3D printer which generates the component layer by layer, respectively, comprises a material magazine in which a plurality of profile rods are stored. The profile rods are pre-tailored and are adapted to the component layer by layer. The profile rods, when printing, are successively retrieved from the material magazine and, by way of an infeed installation, guided to the nozzle of the additive manufacturing installation and subsequently applied to the printing bed so as to form the component layer by layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Fastert, Dirk Elbracht, Johannes Born, Konstantin Schubert
  • Patent number: 11548639
    Abstract: A stowage and removal system is provided for a receiving space for container storage in a vehicle. It has a rail system in a bottom region of the receiving space, on which a transfer plate can be moved and which can assume a storage position and an entry and removal position for the container. The container storage position is provided with its rear wall in a region of the receiving space rear wall. The entry and removal position is provided in the region of a push-in opening, lying opposite the rear wall, for pushing in and removing a container into or from the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Bauer, Hans-Gerhard Giesa
  • Patent number: 11548610
    Abstract: An aircraft door, an aircraft region and an aircraft with an aircraft door. The aircraft door through which passengers enter and leave the aircraft and is held towards the outer side by stops and is locked exclusively on a hinge side opposite the stops. Also, an aircraft region and an aircraft with such an aircraft door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald Risch
  • Patent number: 11548638
    Abstract: A trolley lift for connecting a lower aircraft deck to an upper aircraft deck. The trolley lift comprises a platform configured to accommodate at least one trolley, wherein the platform delimits a lift compartment at the bottom, and a cover which delimits the lift compartment at the top. In particular, on a side facing away from the lift compartment, the cover at least partly forms a floor of the upper aircraft deck. Furthermore, an aircraft area having a trolley lift and an aircraft having a trolley lift and/or an aircraft area are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Andreas Poppe
  • Patent number: 11548659
    Abstract: A method for producing a frame component for a door frame structure of an aircraft. A connecting zone is generated on a first and a second assembly surface of a connecting component in each case by generating a surface texture on the assembly surfaces, wherein the connecting component is formed from a metal material. The assembly surfaces of the connecting component are placed against a door frame member and against an attachment member, wherein the door frame member and the attachment member are each formed from a fiber-reinforced thermoplastics material. Furthermore, the connecting component and the door frame member are welded, and the connecting component and the attachment member are welded. A frame component and a door frame structure are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Albrecht Kluge
  • Patent number: 11545676
    Abstract: A cooling and gas dehumidifying system comprising a cooling circuit in which a thermal fluid is circulated. The system further comprises a cooling arrangement arranged in the cooling circuit and configured to cool the thermal fluid flowing therethrough. A consumer gives up heat energy to the thermal fluid flowing through the cooling circuit. A gas dehumidifier having a heat exchanger arrangement is configured to be thermally coupled in a gas dehumidifying operating state with the thermal fluid flowing through the cooling circuit downstream of the cooling arrangement and having a first temperature, and thereby give up heat energy to the thermal fluid, and to be thermally coupled in a de-icing operating state with the thermal fluid flowing through the cooling circuit downstream of the consumer and having a second temperature, and thereby absorb heat energy from the thermal fluid, the second temperature being higher than the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Piesker
  • Patent number: 11542017
    Abstract: An aircraft air conditioning system comprising an ambient air line, for ambient air to flow through, connected to supply ambient air to a mixer of the aircraft air conditioning system. An ambient air compressor is arranged in the ambient air line for compressing the ambient air flowing there through. A refrigerating apparatus comprises a refrigerant circuit for a refrigerant to flow through, including a refrigerant compressor arranged in the refrigerant circuit. The refrigerant circuit is coupled thermally to the ambient air line to transfer heat from the ambient air to the refrigerant before the ambient air is supplied to the mixer. A cabin exhaust air turbine is connected to a cabin exhaust air line, is coupled to the ambient air compressor arranged in the ambient air line, and is configured to expand the cabin exhaust air flowing through the cabin exhaust air line and to drive the ambient air compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Bammann, Frank Klimpel
  • Patent number: 11541991
    Abstract: An aircraft structure (11) for flow control including a perforated panel (13) having an inner surface (15) directed to a structure interior (17), an outer surface (19) in contact with an ambient flow (21), and a plurality of micro pores (23) connecting the inner and outer surfaces (15, 19). Elongate crack stopper elements (25) are attached to the inner surface (15) of the perforated panel (13). The crack stopper elements (25) are configured to inhibit crack propagation within the perforated panel (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dort Daandels, Bernhard Schlipf, Christian Heck
  • Patent number: 11542009
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement for a kitchen provided for installation in a means of transport comprises a cooling circuit which can have a cooling medium flowing through it and in which a condenser and an evaporator are arranged. The condenser is accommodated in a condenser housing and is arranged in a first installation space which is intended to form a first sub-region of the kitchen. The evaporator is accommodated in an evaporator housing formed separately from the condenser housing, and is arranged in a second installation space which is intended to form a second sub-region of the kitchen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Torsten Truemper, Ekkehard Lohse
  • Patent number: 11541981
    Abstract: A method is proposed for installing system components in a portion of an aircraft fuselage. The method provides at least one planar structural arrangement to be secured on or in the aircraft fuselage, secures system components on the structural arrangement, couples system lines to the system components and arranges the system lines on the structural arrangement. The method includes positioning of the structural arrangement with the system components and system lines arranged thereon at a designated installation location of the structural arrangement, and mechanical coupling of the structural arrangement to the aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Matthias Hegenbart, Hermann Benthien
  • Patent number: 11542013
    Abstract: An aircraft seat fastening assembly, due to the use of electroactive polymers, facilitates the compensation of tolerances and the fastening of aircraft seats in the passenger cabin of the aircraft. A fixing actuator contains the electroactive polymer and can be switched electrically between a fixed state, in which a movement of a fastening region is not possible, and a non-fixed state, in which a movement of the fastening region is possible in a vertical direction. The aircraft seats can thereby be displaced in a continuously variable manner along the aircraft seat fastening rail. The aircraft seats can also be locked in a fully automated manner, and possibly from a central location. It is also conceivable to individually control the aircraft seats and/or the group(s) of seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Matthias Hegenbart, Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 11545679
    Abstract: A fuel cell arrangement which comprises a fuel cell having a first inlet for a fuel and a second inlet for an oxidizing agent, and comprises a vortex tube having an inlet, a first outlet for heated gas and a second outlet for cooled gas. Here, the first outlet of the vortex tube is fluidically connected to the first inlet or the second inlet of the fuel cell. A fuel cell system may have such a fuel cell arrangement, and a vehicle may have such a fuel cell arrangement or fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Barnaby Law
  • Patent number: 11530043
    Abstract: A passenger seat comprises a carrier structure, a backrest and a seat element displaceably fastened to the carrier structure, relative to the backrest, in a depth direction of a seating surface of the seat element between a usable position and an out-of-use position. In the usable position, the seat element is arranged, relative to the backrest, so that a front edge of the seat element that faces away from the backrest is arranged at a first distance from a backrest surface of the backrest. In the out-of-use position, the seat element is received, at least partially, in a gap provided between a part of the carrier structure carrying the seat element and an edge of the backrest facing towards the seat element, the front edge of the seat element being arranged at a second, smaller distance from the backrest surface of the backrest than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Blanck, Frank Cordes, Jean-Baptiste Jaffrelot, Jan Uwe Nehl, Marcus Boerjesson
  • Patent number: 11529000
    Abstract: A passenger seat comprises a backrest, a seat element and a size increasing mechanism which is configured to convert a weight acting on the seat element when a user sits in the passenger seat into an increase in the depth of a seat pan of the seat element that can be used by the user from a rest-position depth to a to an operational-position depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Cordes, Juergen Meister
  • Patent number: 11524788
    Abstract: A floor fixing assembly for releasable fixing of a leg of a frame to a vehicle floor comprises at least one retaining peg which can be fixed to the vehicle floor. The floor fixing assembly furthermore comprises a frame fixing element, which is configured to be connected to the leg of the frame and comprises at least one receiving space for receiving the retaining peg. A clamping device is configured to be introduced into the receiving space of the frame fixing element in order to connect the frame fixing element to the retaining peg by form fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Roth, Matthias Hegenbart