Patents Assigned to Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Patent number: 10814962
    Abstract: An flow body comprises a curved suction skin having a first perforation, a leading edge and two skin sections extending therefrom, wherein each skin section has an outer end facing away from the leading edge, an interior suction duct having a second perforation and extending through an inside of the curved suction skin in a distance from the leading edge, and two sidewall members, connected to the outer ends, wherein the sidewall members are made of a composite material. The suction skin comprises a profiled contour shape, which determines a pressure distribution over at least one of the two skin sections when air flows over the curved suction skin, wherein the pressure distribution comprises a stagnation point, a suction peak and a subsequent local pressure maximum downstream of the suction peak, wherein the first perforation extends from a stagnation point on the suction skin to the local pressure maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 10814957
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a composite panel member for an airframe of an aircraft or spacecraft, the composite panel member having a laminated or sandwich structure including: a first outer layer extending over a first side of the panel member; a second outer layer extending over a second side of the panel member; a core layer between the first and second outer layers; and at least one support element configured as an electrical conductor and provided within the core layer between the first and second outer layers. In this regard, the at least one support element extends within the core layer substantially parallel to the first and second outer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ichwan Zuardy, Oliver Bullinger, Claudio Vultaggio
  • Patent number: 10807501
    Abstract: A passenger seat system for a transport means has a carrier structure which can be attached, fixedly with respect to a structure, and a seat having a seat frame displaceable and arrestable on the carrier structure, a bottom side lying on the carrier structure, and a top side holding a seat surface. The seat frame has an arresting device and has an operating unit, coupled to the arresting device. The operating unit is movable into an arresting position and an unlocking position, is coupled to a traction mechanism. The arresting device has an arresting body, coupled to the traction mechanism, is forced by action of a pressure spring into an engagement position, and can be moved by the traction mechanism into a release position and has a locking unit, coupled to the traction mechanism, locking the arresting body in the engagement position and releasing the locking by the traction mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Claus-Peter Gross
  • Patent number: 10807732
    Abstract: An aircraft comprising a fuselage extending along a longitudinal axis between a fore section and an aft section, wings mounted to the fuselage, a tail unit mounted to the aft section of the fuselage, and a first propulsion unit and a second propulsion unit both mounted to the aft section of the fuselage in such a way that a first axis of rotation of the first propulsion unit and a second axis of rotation of the second propulsion unit both extend in a vertical center plane spanned by the longitudinal axis and a yaw axis. The provided centerline mounted double-engine aircraft allows for a simple manufacture, maintenance and retrofit of the engines, in that the first propulsion unit and/or the second propulsion unit are arranged outside the fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Daniel Reckzeh, Raul Carlos Llamas Sandin
  • Publication number: 20200324918
    Abstract: An installation system for a cabin of a vehicle includes at least one built-in component for installation in the cabin, multiple base elements for arrangement on a structurally fixed component of the vehicle and multiple holding devices that can be connected to the at least one built-in component. The holding devices each include a clamping unit with receiving space defined by at least two clamping members, wherein the receiving space can be moved between an open and a closed state through movement of at least one of the clamping members in the direction of the other clamping member in each case and wherein the clamping unit is configured to move the at least one clamping member by pressing the clamping unit onto a base element when the receiving space is in the open state and thereby closing the receiving space including the base element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Hegenbart, Alexander Horn, Marcus Hinrichs, Thorsten Otto, Ingo Roth, Andreas Wietzke
  • Patent number: 10800534
    Abstract: A passenger seat system for a means of transport has a carrier structure which can be attached, fixedly with respect to a structure, and a seat having a seat frame being displaceable and arrestable on the carrier structure, a bottom side lying on the carrier structure, and a top side holding a seat surface. The seat frame has an arresting device on the bottom side and has an operating unit coupled to the arresting device. The operating unit is movable into an arresting position and an unlocking position. The arresting device has an arresting body movable perpendicularly with respect to the carrier structure and which can be moved into an engagement position and a release position. An arresting mechanism mechanically directly couples the arresting device to the operating unit such that the position of the arresting body is determined exclusively by the position of the operating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Claus-Peter Gross
  • Patent number: 10800357
    Abstract: A method for disinfecting a vehicle drinking water tank is designed for dynamic disinfection. By providing a vehicle drinking water tank with a spray diffuser, which is arranged inside the vehicle drinking water tank, the disinfecting liquid can be sprayed over substantially the entire inner surface of the tank. Partial filling of the drinking water tank with a disinfecting liquid starts the disinfection method. The dynamics of the disinfection method are achieved by spraying the disinfecting liquid in such a way that a moved film of disinfecting liquid is formed and wets an inner surface of the drinking water tank. Material transport at the inner wall of the tank is improved and mechanical shear forces act on the biofilm, which is to be removed and/or disinfected, in combination with the biochemical disinfection forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Schreiner, Paolo Cavarero
  • Patent number: 10800529
    Abstract: A passenger supply unit for an aircraft cabin, including an input device for detecting a control command from a passenger, and for outputting a control signal to a further device for controlling the further device according to the control command. A passenger supply unit can be controlled by a passenger independent of its height above the passenger seat. The unit can be independent from an in-flight entertainment system. The input device includes a contact free sensor to detect the control command without being contacted by a passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Klose, Wolfgang Fischer, Matthias Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10800290
    Abstract: A passenger seat system for a transport means has an elongate carrier structure to be attached, fixedly with respect to a structure, and having a main extent axis and mutually spaced-apart raster openings on the carrier structure top side, raster openings projecting into at least one lateral delimitation of the carrier structure, and a seat having a seat frame, displaceable and arrestable on the carrier structure, a bottom side lying on the carrier structure, and a top side holding a seat surface. The seat frame has an arresting device on the bottom side and has an operating unit coupled to the arresting device. The operating unit is movable into an arresting position and an unlocking position. The arresting device has an arresting lever movable into an engagement position, for lateral engagement into a raster opening, and a release position, in which the arresting lever is released from the carrier structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Claus-Peter Gross
  • Publication number: 20200322048
    Abstract: An optical wireless communication network includes a gateway router and a large number of optical network nodes. The gateway router includes a controllable light source, a photodetector and a modulation/demodulation apparatus coupled to the controllable light source and the photodetector. Each of the large number of optical network nodes respectively includes an optical signal transmission path extending between two optical network interfaces of the optical network node, at least one beam splitter arranged in the optical signal transmission path, and an optical network access point that is coupled to an optical access interface of the beam splitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Erhard Bassow, Stefan Schulz
  • Patent number: 10794849
    Abstract: A structural component has a plurality of material layers, which are stacked and bonded together in a thickness direction, wherein at least one of the material layers is formed by a fibre composite material, and wherein an outermost material layer in relation to the thickness direction is formed at least in sections by a sensor device, having at least one sensor unit with an electroactive polymer arranged between electrically conductive electrodes. Moreover, a system and a method for the detection of damage and an aircraft are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10792872
    Abstract: A method for repairing a component constructed in multiple layers from a layer composite material comprises a step of removing material of the layer composite material of the component in the region of damage to the component in order to form a scarfed cutout, such that a scarfed peripheral contour formed from a plurality of layers of the component is formed. Furthermore, fiber-reinforced plastic strips, which exhibit a curable plastic material in an uncured state, are applied in layers in the cutout in order to create a replacement-structure semifinished product that is complementary to and butts against the scarfed peripheral contour of the component. In a further step, the curable plastic material contained in the fiber-reinforced plastic strips is cured in order to create a replacement structure and for joining the replacement structure to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Norbert Heltsch, Benedikt Kriegesmann, Thorsten Sch├╝ppstuhl
  • Publication number: 20200306568
    Abstract: A mask system includes a headphone part having two ear cups and an elastic headband bearing the ear cups, an oxygen mask part having an oxygen mask arranged pivotably on the headband, and a spectacles part having protective spectacles arranged pivotably on the headband. The oxygen mask part can make the oxygen mask, with headband mounted on a head, move into a usage setting and a rest setting. The oxygen mask, in the usage setting, covers a mouth and nose of a user and, in the rest setting, lies at least partially above the headband mounted on a head. The spectacles part can make the protective spectacles, with headband mounted on the head, pivot into a usage setting and a rest setting. The protective spectacles, in the usage setting, cover the eyes of a user and, in the rest setting, lie at least partially above the headband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Patricia Kliem
  • Publication number: 20200307111
    Abstract: A method for connecting components having a fibre-reinforced thermoplastic plastic includes provision of a first component with a first joining surface, provision of a second component with a second joining surface, flush placement of the first joining surface against the second joining surface in order to form a connection joint, placement of a friction stir welding tool against the connection joint, or a surface directly adjacent thereto, of at least one of the components, softening of the first component and the second component, in each case in a region adjacent to the connection joint, by rotation of the tool, such that the thermoplastic plastic of the two components locally fuses, and movement of the tool along the connection joint for the purposes of connecting the two components by formation of a fusion seam, wherein portions of reinforcement fibres are stirred in to increase the strength of the fusion seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Alexei Vichniakov, Jens Standfuss, Sebastian Schulze
  • Publication number: 20200307803
    Abstract: An aircraft seat having a voltage supply connection assigned only to the aircraft seat and/or at least one data connection assigned only to the aircraft seat, a voltage supply unit assigned to the aircraft seat and having a voltage input for connection to an on-board voltage network of an aircraft and at least one voltage output, each connected to another of the voltage supply connections. A switching arrangement is assigned only to the aircraft seat and connected between the voltage output and the voltage supply connection and/or between the data connection and a data network. A control unit is assigned only to the aircraft seat and connected to the switching arrangement. An infrared reading device is connected to the control unit and assigned only to the aircraft seat to wirelessly receive infrared signals from an external infrared transmitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe DONNIG
  • Publication number: 20200307756
    Abstract: A stiffened structural component for an aircraft includes a first material sheet with a first surface, and at least one elongate bulge that bulges out in a direction transverse to the first surface in order to stiffen the structural component, wherein each of the at least one bulge comprises two edges that extend along the first surface, wherein a continuous bulging surface extends between the edges, and wherein the bulges are formed integrally into the first material sheet through pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Airbus Operations GmbH, Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Chinnarajan Periyasamy, Akshay Srinivasamurthy, Wolfgang Entelmann, Wolfgang Schulze, Jens Rohde
  • Publication number: 20200307758
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin door system has a cabin door having an outer side and an inner side, a drive device coupled to the cabin door for moving the cabin door into an open position, a first actuation device, a second actuation device, and an emergency chute unit coupled to the cabin door and having an emergency chute and an actuation mechanism. The emergency chute unit can be moved into an active state, in which opening the cabin door leads to activation of the emergency chute, and an inactive state, in which opening the cabin door does not lead to activation of the emergency chute. The emergency chute unit is in the inactive state when the cabin door is opened after actuation of the first actuation device. The emergency chute unit is in the active state when the cabin door is opened after actuation of the second actuation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Bredemeier, Maik Koch
  • Publication number: 20200313208
    Abstract: A water separator for a fuel cell system includes a closed housing with a gas connection, and a base plate arranged remotely from the gas connection and having a drainage outlet, an inside width of the housing at least in portions decreasing from the base plate towards the gas connection, and the height of the housing being less than the greatest inside width of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wolff, Jens-Dietrich Kurre
  • Publication number: 20200309180
    Abstract: A tacking device for a temporary fastening of components has a sleeve having a first end, a second end, an axial hole and a radially projecting collar at the first end, and an elongate mandrel having a head end and a tensioning end. The mandrel can be inserted into the axial hole at the second end of the sleeve, can be brought into stop contact with a sleeve rim surface by the head end and projects beyond the first end from the sleeve in the inserted state. A holding unit is designed to hold the mandrel when the tacking device is inserted into an opening of a component. The sleeve has a deformable material, which is squashed against the component when is inserted into an opening of a component. The mandrel has a predetermined breaking point with a weakened cross section, positioned between the head end and the tensioning end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Joern Skirke, Steffen Kornhuber, Alexander Gessenharter
  • Publication number: 20200313203
    Abstract: A bipolar plate for use in a fuel cell stack includes a first delimiting surface and a second delimiting surface that is arranged parallel to the first delimiting surface, wherein the delimiting surfaces are arranged spaced apart from one another and define an intermediate space, wherein the bipolar plate includes at least one fuel cell section having a flow field that has depressions that protrude into the intermediate space and is provided so as to make direct contact with a fuel cell, and the bipolar plate includes at least one cooling section that extends therefrom along the delimiting surfaces, wherein at least one heat pipe is arranged in the intermediate space and extends so as to transfer heat from the fuel cell section into the cooling section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wolff, Claus Hoffjann