Patents Assigned to Airbus Operations S.A.S.
  • Patent number: 10216180
    Abstract: A flight management system architecture with separate core and supplementary modules. In the core module, generic functionalties relative to the flight management of the aircraft are implemented. In the supplementary module, supplementary functions are implemented. The supplementary functionalities include functionalties specific to an entity to which the aircraft belongs such as the specific aircraft model, a family of aircraft, a company, an alliance, and so on. The flight management system also includes a message exchange interface in which enables the core and supplementary modules to exchanges messages with each other. The core and supplementary modules includes corresponding core module and supplementary module interfacing functionaltities that respectively interface with generic and specific man-machine interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Mere, Pierre Neri, Julien Bernat, Marc Vie
  • Patent number: 10207288
    Abstract: A tool for applying a corrosion-protection substance to a rail for securing seats in an aircraft. The tool includes a component of elongate overall shape, with a base configured to slide along the rail, and a rollers support connected to the base. The tool also has an axle incorporated in the rollers support, which extends transversally with respect to the longitudinal direction of the component on each side of the rollers support, and rollers for applying the substance mounted on the transverse axle, one on each side of the component. The tool allows the substance to be applied effectively to the flange parts of the rail that is to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Christophe Menard, Nicolas Blond
  • Patent number: 10209162
    Abstract: The detecting means (1) comprise measuring means (2) adapted to measure and provide at least one raw data corresponding to an aircraft parameter, computing means (3) adapted to estimate at least one derivative of said raw data, and detecting means (4) adapted to detect a failure with the aid of said derivative, said computing means (3) being adapted to estimate said derivative by differentiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.), Institut Polytechnique De Bordeaux, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, Universite De Bordequx
    Inventors: Anca Gheorghe, Philippe Goupil, Rémy Dayre, Ali Zolghadri, Jérôme Cieslak, Denis Efimov
  • Patent number: 10205228
    Abstract: A system for emitting and/or receiving electromagnetic waves embedded in an aircraft, the aircraft including an emitting and/or receiving device for emitting and/or receiving electrical signals, a radome having an electrically insulating protective envelope (12), on which at least one lightning arrester strip (21) is arranged, the radome being attached to a metal frame of the aircraft (30), a first part of the at least one lightning arrester strip is electrically connected to the metal frame of the aircraft, a second part of the at least one lightning arrester strip is connected to the emitting and/or receiving device via a metal element (35) of a predetermined shape, the at least one lightning arrester strip forming an antenna and a part of the metal element (35) is placed at a predetermined distance (d) from a part of the metal frame of the aircraft (30) for forming a capacitive link between the metal element and the metal frame of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Christophe Bernus, Jean Redon, Nathalie Esteve, Cécile Poret, Andrei Bulancea
  • Publication number: 20190043374
    Abstract: In operating an aircraft, a situation is displayed at each instant representing a spatio-temporal overview of risk zones around the aircraft. Each direction in space around the aircraft is scanned, and a simulated displacement of the aircraft in each direction is analyzed so as to identify potential zones of interference with the aircraft's path. Anticipated movement of risk zones over a planned time duration of a flight is determined. Such anticipated movement is correlated with an anticipation position of the aircraft over the planned time duration. Accordingly, risk zones initially appearing as a potential hazard may be determined to be safe by the time the aircraft reaches them, and vice versa. Such information is presented to pilots at an outset of the flight and continuously updated throughout the flight, enabling accurate and safe evaluation and strategy decisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Mere
  • Publication number: 20190036927
    Abstract: An interface manager device interconnects peripheral devices to a network of ACD type or of AISD type of an aircraft, and includes: a first data interface for connecting it to the network; a first electrical power supply interface for connecting it to a general electrical power source; second data interfaces and second electrical power supply interfaces, for connecting it to the peripheral devices, which are deactivated by default. The interface manager device is configurable via a configuration interface so as to selectively authorize connections between the second data interfaces and the first data interface, and to selectively authorize connections between the second electrical power supply interfaces which are associated with them and the first electrical power supply interface, and to activate the second interfaces concerned. The interface manager device propagates a received data packet when said data packet relate to an authorized connection and deletes said data packet otherwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Corbefin
  • Patent number: 10193830
    Abstract: A subscriber of a deterministic Ethernet communication network using virtual links including a first receiver, a first transmitter, a first memory to record a configuration table relating to a set of virtual links that the subscriber can receive and/or retransmit. A processing unit is configured to implement at least one application, a reception function to receive data frames received by the first receiver, to accept the reception only of the frames corresponding to virtual links belonging to the set of virtual links and to transmit these frames to a sorting function to transmit the data frames received to the application and/or to a transmission function to dispatch the data frames received to the first transmitter while complying with Bandwidth Allocation Gap (BAG) constraints associated with the corresponding virtual links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.), AIRBUS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jean-François Saint-Etienne, Juan Lopez
  • Patent number: 10183367
    Abstract: A tool-support system for working on holes of a surface. The tool-support system includes two rails fixed to the surface and having imprints regularly distributed over their length, and a mobile tool-support including a mobile optical system capturing an image of the surface. For each rail, at least one wheel is adapted to be moved on the rail, and includes on its rolling strip counter-imprints complementary to the imprints. A mobile tool carries a working tip, and a control unit is configured to control the movement of the mobile tool-support, of the tool and of the optical system to analyze an image captured by the optical system and to detect the presence of a hole. A tool-support system of this kind can therefore move along the rails without slipping while detecting the holes to work on them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Marion Jesu Plu, Marc Lelay, Perig Le Henaff, Giovanni Loiacono, Fabio Vaselli
  • Patent number: 10179644
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to a method for operating a landing gear system, preferably in a tricycle configuration, wherein main landing gear (MLG) and the nose landing gear (NLG) are operable from a retracted position where they are housed respectively inside landing gear bays, to a fully extended position where they are extended for landing the aircraft. According to the disclosure, the extension of the nose landing gear (NLG) is delayed in time with respect to the extension of the main landing gear (MLG), and the nose landing gear (NLG) is kept retracted during a major part of the time that the main landing gear doors (MLGD) are extended. In this manner, vibrations on the main landing gear doors are reduced and incidents caused by fatigue are also reduced, which in turn implies that the maintenance cost of the aircraft is greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS, S.L., AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.A.S., AIRBUS OPERATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Ramon Abarca Lopez, Marcus Barth, Norman Wood
  • Patent number: 10180391
    Abstract: A device for conducting accelerated aging tests of a coating, notably an outer coating for an aircraft, in particular allowing the testing of the durability of the coating after having been subject to all kinds of stresses, is desired. An object of the disclosure thus relates to such a device including test chambers subject to different and/or independently controllable test parameters, and including light for generating photo-oxidation, the device including a support for a sample of the coating, displaceable between the chambers for generating mechanical stresses by thermal shocks. The disclosure herein finds applications in many fields of industry, and preferentially in the field of aeronautics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Stéphane Rey, Florent Audoin, Pierre Heberle, Isabelle Multan
  • Publication number: 20190003420
    Abstract: A thrust reverser system includes a thrust reversal cascade and a reverser door which are accommodated in a housing situated outside a secondary flow duct. The system also includes connection parts the presence of which combined with the action of the actuator gives rise simultaneously to: displacement rearwards of the cascade in the direction of a nacelle opening, cleared by a nacelle cowling entrained rearwards together with the cascade; and a combined movement of the reverser door relative to the cascade, leading to displacement of the front end of the door rearwards along the cascade, and to pivoting of this door, such as to give rise to plunging of its rear end into the secondary flow duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Olivier Pautis
  • Patent number: 10172171
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting a mobile device to a wireless network of an aircraft, for automating and securing the connection of a mobile device to a wireless network of an aircraft. A connection system includes: a management module installed in a secured area of the aircraft and linked to an access point of the wireless network, the management module being configured to generate connection parameters and to configure the access point according to the connection parameters; and a wireless transmission module installed in the secured area and linked to the management module, the transmission module being configured to deliver the connection parameters to the mobile device according to a range restricted to the secured area, the connection parameters being adapted to allow the mobile device to be connected by a simple scan and securely to the wireless network of the aircraft via the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Ndrianina Randrianasolo, Jean-michel Vadot, Mathias Michalski
  • Patent number: 10167374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recovering organic fibers from a composite material comprising a polymer matrix and organic fibers, wherein the method comprises the following steps: providing a solution comprising a mixture of water and alcohol; placing the composite material inside a reactor; contacting the mixture and the composite material in order to perform a solvolysis reaction of the composite material; and recovering the organic fibers; wherein the pressure and the temperature in the reactor are adjusted such as to fall within the homogeneous sub-critical range of the phase diagram, within the super-critical range or near the critical point; and wherein the temperature is lower than the melting temperature of the organic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY DE BORDEAUX, AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Cyril Aymonier, Anne Loppinet Serani, Antoine Debeauvais
  • Patent number: 10170009
    Abstract: A method for transmitting flight parameters of a lead aircraft to an intruder aircraft. Transmission includes a collision avoidance system connected to which is a flight parameter transmission authorization system having a database including coordinates defining a volume of confidence smaller than the monitoring volume. The flight parameter transmission authorization system of the lead aircraft authorizes, only for an intruder aircraft identified as flying within the volume of confidence, transmission of at least one flight parameter of the lead aircraft, such that this intruder aircraft is able to calculate the position of centers of wake vortices generated by the lead aircraft or the flow strength of the wake vortices. Exchanging flight parameters of the lead aircraft only with intruder aircraft flying within the volume of confidence with limited dimensions makes it possible not to exceed the maximum capacity of the bandwidth of the automated communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Mathieu Hiale-Guilhamou, Jean-luc Robin
  • Publication number: 20180372024
    Abstract: A thrust reverser system includes two thrust reversal cascades, of which the first cascade is entrained by an actuator, and which are configured to adopt a retracted position in which they are housed in a space located outside the duct. The action of the actuator brings about: rearward displacement of the first cascade in the direction of a nacelle opening; and during part of the rearward displacement of the second cascade, simultaneous pivoting of this second cascade under the action of a control lever, the interaction of which with a fixed guide rail forces the front end of the lever to move radially inwards while the lever is entrained rearwards by the second cascade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Olivier Pautis, Lionel Czapla
  • Patent number: 10144501
    Abstract: The device for automatic management of an actuator controlled by a servo-valve, includes a sensor for measuring the actual value of a parameter at the output of the actuator for a given control command, a computation unit for computing a theoretical value of said parameter, by applying the control command to a nominal performance model which models the operation of the actuator exhibiting nominal performance, a computation unit for computing the difference between the measured actual value of the parameter and the computed theoretical value of said parameter, a control unit for computing an adapted gain as a function of this difference, and a link for applying the adapted gain to the servo-valve for it to use it as gain value, so as to allow the actuator to restore nominal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Pierre Fabre
  • Publication number: 20180340795
    Abstract: A device for monitoring and estimating parameters relating to the flight of an aircraft includes an estimation module 4 for determining an estimation of the values of the parameters relating to the flight of the aircraft and for generating residues, a detection module for determining the statuses associated with each of said sensors C1, C2, . . . , CN and with a parameter P1 corresponding to the weight of the aircraft, a transmission module for transmitting the statuses associated with each of said sensors C1, C2, . . . , CN to a user device and, on the next iteration, to the estimation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicants: Airbus Operations S.A.S., Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA)
    Inventors: Philippe Goupil, Martin Delporte, Cedric Seren, Georges Hardier, Guillaume Alcalay
  • Publication number: 20180343051
    Abstract: The communication system of an aircraft includes a set of communication channels, a communication computer, an audio device and a control device connected to the communication computer. It also includes a wireless communication unit interfaced to the communication computer and configured for simultaneously implementing: a two-way wireless audio link between the wireless communication unit and the audio device, so as to allow an audio communication on one of the communication channels by the audio device, and a two-way wireless data link between the wireless communication unit and the control device, allowing the control device to control the communication computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Bramoulle, Didier Martinez
  • Publication number: 20180343422
    Abstract: A non-destructive inspection device includes: a probe, a camera configured to film an area of the part inspected by the probe, a first display and a second display system configured to allow a display of at least one image filmed by the camera. This configuration makes it possible to remotely display the area of the part inspected by the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Aurelien Rautureau, Frédéric Bertrand, Olivier Daffos
  • Patent number: 10136531
    Abstract: A measurement device can be attached to an outer wall of a movable object or of a stationary object arranged in a flow of air in order to measure physical quantities. The measurement device includes a mounting which has recesses having an opening leading to the outside in which sensors are provided. The mounting comprises a cavity in which a flexible printed circuit is housed, on which a single circuit for controlling the sensors is provided. The device has multiple advantages, in particular that of providing a simple measurement device which offers a system for control and interconnection of sensors that is accessible and less complex while offering numerous advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Nicolas Dupe, Olivier Sornique, Gilles Studer