Patents Assigned to Airbus Operations S.A.S.
  • Patent number: 11027817
    Abstract: An acoustic treatment panel including a porous acoustically resistive structure which includes at least one external layer which is in contact with the external environment and which has through holes, internal strips including several openings which communicate with the inside of the cells of the panel and connecting canals, interposed between the external layer and the internal strips, which ensure that the floor-section openings communicate with at least one through hole of the external layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Alain Porte, Jacques Lalane, Maud Lavieille
  • Patent number: 11016507
    Abstract: A flight management assembly for an aircraft includes at least one flight management system and at least one display device, the flight management system configured to manage at least one flight plan of the aircraft and one long-term reference path of the aircraft. The flight management assembly additionally includes an auxiliary computer, the auxiliary computer being separate from and independent of the flight management system, the auxiliary computer linked to the flight management system and to the display device, the auxiliary computer configured to perform prediction computations to generate at least one short-term path, from at least the long-term reference path received from the flight management system and from current flight parameters of the aircraft and from piloting setpoints of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Mere
  • Publication number: 20210146642
    Abstract: An assembly includes a bag and of a composite panel exhibiting a damaged region to be repaired by polymerization of a repair piece using the bag. The bag includes a sheet intended to be laid over the panel. When the panel and the sheet are laid one atop of the other, the sheet exhibits regions capable of absorbing heat emitted by radiation onto it in a proportion that is dependent on the polymerization temperature needed for that region of the panel that corresponds to it, the radiation being partially absorbed by suitable colouration of the sheet in the region concerned. Determining those regions of the panel in which radiation is less well absorbed than in others means that the heating can be adapted to suit the needs of polymerization in terms of repair and that even polymerization can thus be obtained over the entire damaged region, thereby consolidating the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: AIRBUS SAS, Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Julien Charles, Franck Dobigeon, Guillaume Ferrer, Anthony Rince
  • Patent number: 10995700
    Abstract: A jet engine including a motor with a fan casing and a nacelle which includes a mobile cowl and a main slider that is mobile in translation between an advanced position and a retracted position in which the mobile cowl and the fan casing define, between them, a window. The nacelle also includes reverser flaps and exterior flaps, each one being mounted articulated on the main slider between a stowed position in which it obstructs the window and a deployed position in which it does not obstruct the window, a secondary slider that is mobile in translation on the main slider between a first position and a second position, a transmission system making each reverser flap and exterior flap pass from the stowed position to the deployed position when the secondary slider passes from the first position to the second position, and a set of actuators that bring about a movement in translation of the main slider and of the secondary slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Frédéric Ridray, Lionel Czapla, Frédéric Piard
  • Patent number: 10953861
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing brake wear having a brake de-selection function for selectively disabling at least one brake on a vehicle; and a controller. The controller is configured to receive torque information which relates to torque reacted by a brake on the vehicle during a braking event and wheel speed information which relates to a speed of a wheel associated with the brake during the braking event; calculate an energy input into the brake during the braking event, based on the received torque information and the received wheel speed information; determine whether the calculated energy input meets at least one predefined energy input criterion; and activate the brake de-selection function if the calculated energy input meets the at least one predefined energy input criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Airbus Operations Limited, Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Kurt Brüggemann, Brice Cheray, Louis Emmanuel Romana
  • Patent number: 10940935
    Abstract: An acoustic treatment panel in which each cell includes a plurality of conduits which extend from the porous acoustically resistive structure to the reflective layer of the acoustic treatment panel, each conduit including at least one opening set away from the porous acoustically resistive structure and configured to cause the inside and the outside of the conduit to communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Alain Porte, Jacques Lalane, Maud Lavieille
  • Patent number: 10943491
    Abstract: A method of synthetic visualization of a scene viewed from an aircraft and synthetic vision system. The system includes a processing unit for generating a synthetic image of a scene ahead of the aircraft, a unit for displaying on a visualization screen a background image corresponding to this synthetic image and symbols for piloting the aircraft, and a monitoring device including a unit for generating at least two virtual control elements, representations of the control elements integrated into the synthetic image, a unit for detecting on the synthetic image the representations and their position, and a unit for verifying whether these positions are consistent with position of a line of zero pitch and/or of a line of zero roll of the aircraft, the display being carried out only in case of consistency between these positions, that is to say the absence of any problem of orientation of the synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Thibault Pinchon, Fabrice Bousquet
  • Patent number: 10938201
    Abstract: An electrical link (8) between a DC high-voltage power source (2) and a user apparatus (5) including: an electrical conductor (4) surrounded by an insulating cover (4a), and an electrical protection device (3) that includes a conductive sleeve (7) arranged around the insulating cover (4a), a current generator (10) connected to a current injection point (30) of the conductive sleeve (7), a circuit breaker (9) arranged on the conductor and configured to cut off a current transiting through the conductor (4), and a detection module (11) connected to a current tap-off point (31) of the conductive sleeve (7) and to the circuit breaker (9) and configured to detect a current leak out of the conductor (4) and command the circuit breaker (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Patrick Oms
  • Patent number: 10899451
    Abstract: An aircraft is disclosed having a lifting body housing a passenger cabin including a forward portion bounded laterally by at least one portion of a leading edge of the lifting body. The passenger cabin includes at least one lateral luggage storage device housed in the concavity formed by the leading edge portion and includes an opening towards the interior of the passenger cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Laurent Saint-Marc, Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 10903640
    Abstract: An electrical link includes an electrical protection device. The electrical link, for linking an AC high-voltage generator to a user apparatus, includes an electrical conductor surrounded by a first inner insulating envelope. An electrical protection device includes a conductive sheath around the inner insulating envelope. A fixed DC current generator is connected to a current injection point of the conductive sheath. A circuit breaker that can be activated is on the electrical conductor and configured to break the electrical link when it is activated. A detection module is connected to a current tap-off point of the conductive sheath and to the circuit breaker, the detection module being configured to detect a break in the conductive sheath, a current leak out of the electrical conductor or a current leak out of the sheath and to activate the circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Patrick Oms
  • Patent number: 10893624
    Abstract: A supporting structure of optimized volume includes at least two vertical structural elements having a front face and a rear face. Modules including electronic equipment items are fixed onto the front face of the vertical structural elements. Use in particular can be for the integration of avionics modules on aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Romain Delahaye
  • Patent number: 10889375
    Abstract: A storage and transportation container for a radome of an aircraft is disclosed having a top wall, and bottom wall that are planar and parallel to one another, and a peripheral wall, wherein the top, bottom, and peripheral walls form an enclosure for supporting the radome within the container. The top wall has a closed curved outline and a surface of a dimension greater than that of the bottom wall having an outline which forms a parallelogram thus making it possible to receive the radome with its curved nose pointing downwards, and wherein the geometry of the container is matched to the form of the radome and of the hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Marty, Thony Dupas, Jean-Christophe Loche, Laurent Pouchan
  • Patent number: 10884434
    Abstract: Method and device for controlling the path of a following aircraft with respect to a leading aircraft where the aircraft fly in formation. The device includes a data reception unit configured to receive an item of risk of collision information relating to the leading aircraft, a calculating unit configured to determine at least one what is termed safety position when an item of risk of collision information is received, the safety position corresponding to a position in which the following aircraft is not subjected to effects of vortices generated by the leading aircraft, and a control unit configured to bring the following aircraft into the safety position as soon as the calculating unit has determined the safety position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Robin, José Torralba, Julie Lebas
  • Patent number: 10847043
    Abstract: A method and device for assisting in piloting of an aircraft in approach to a landing runway with a view to a landing, including a module for determining current state of the aircraft, a module for determining distance between a target state and current state from an approach strategy and an ellipse formed by points determined such that a sum of a distance between the current position of the aircraft and the points of the ellipse and of a distance between the points of the ellipse and a projection of the target position on a horizontal plane of movement of the aircraft is equal to distance between target state and current state. The ellipse is displayed on a screen. The ellipse form gives indicates significance and variation of the energy surfeit of the aircraft. The pilot can decide on actions to maneuver the aircraft appropriately to dissipate the excess energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Mere
  • Patent number: 10836503
    Abstract: An aircraft nacelle air intake structure including an air intake lip with a U-shaped section to ensure air is shared between an inner face and an outer face. An acoustic panel is on the intake lip rear on the side of the inner face level with a first assembly point. An outer panel is on the intake lip rear on the side of the outer face level with a second assembly point. A front reinforcing frame on the intake lip inside is fixed to the air intake lip on the side of the inner face level with a first fixing point and on the side of the outer face level with a second fixing point. The length of the chord between the stop point and each fixing point is between ? and ? of the total chord between the stop point and the assembly point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.), Airbus (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Alain Porte, Eric Haramburu, Patrick Oberle, Grégory Albet, Vincent Billerot, Frédéric Piard, Franck Oundjian
  • Patent number: 10836468
    Abstract: A side console for an aircraft cockpit includes a structure for mounting of an item of aircraft equipment and a complementary structure. The mounting structure and the complementary structure are formed of single-piece components articulated about an axis of articulation between a storage position in which the single-piece components are more or less folded against one another, and a position of installation in which the single-piece components extend respectively in substantially mutually perpendicular planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Matthieu De Kergommeaux
  • Patent number: 10828760
    Abstract: A method enabling two holes belonging to two parts to be aligned relies on use of a tool, comprising a body, having a first outer surface which gradually wanders from a longitudinal axis of the body as it extends from a first end of the body, and a hollow part having a second outer surface with a complementary section to the section of the holes. The hollow part comprises a hole through which it is removably mounted on the tool so that the second outer surface extends the first outer surface on an opposite side to the first end of the body. The method comprises inserting the first end of the body into the first hole, and then operating the tool to push the body and then the hollow part together into the holes. This method especially applies to the assembly of a floor module to an aircraft fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 10823076
    Abstract: An aircraft including at least one turbine engine and a monitoring device associated with the turbine engine, the turbine engine being linked firstly to circuits including fluid circuits and electric circuits, and secondly to sensors for monitoring the turbine engine and the circuits, the sensors including at least one fire sensor and sensors for monitoring the fluid circuits, sensors for monitoring the electric circuits and sensors for monitoring the operation of the turbine engine, the monitoring device being linked to the sensors and including a central processing unit to generate a signal indicating the occurrence of a fire on the turbine engine only if a fire sensor and a sensor for monitoring a fluid circuit or an electric circuit or the operation of the turbine engine transmit a signal indicating an anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Antoine Pilon, Florence Bert
  • Patent number: 10822073
    Abstract: An aircraft control comprises a mobile pedal and comprises a cylinder coupled to the pedal such that a displacement of the pedal according to at least a first direction reduces the volume of a first chamber of the cylinder. A control device comprises a fluid type bus system connecting two aircraft controls. Additionally, an aircraft is equipped with such a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Laurent Saint-Marc
  • Patent number: 10814994
    Abstract: A primary structure of an aircraft power plant support pylon is disclosed having a bottom stringer and two lateral walls formed in a single piece or welded so as to form a U-shaped bottom part, and a top cover which closes the U-shaped bottom part. The U-shaped part closed by a cover makes it possible to construct a box or box structure that exhibits a rigidity suitable for taking up the forces deriving from the power plant and makes it possible to limit the number of ribs (C1 . . . C10) in the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jérôme Colmagro, Julien Moulis