Patents Assigned to B E Aerospace, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210221533
    Abstract: An exterior lamp for an aircraft including a housing defining an interior volume, a heat source disposed within the interior volume of the housing, a light source disposed within the housing configured to emit a light therefrom, a protective lens coupled to the housing proximate the light source, wherein the protective lens is configured to transmit the light, and a capillary transport apparatus having a first end and a second end wherein the first end is coupled to the heat source and the second end is disposed in a catchment basin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventor: Van I. Phifer
  • Patent number: 11066170
    Abstract: A layout of passenger seats in an aircraft cabin including a first passenger seat positioned in a forward-facing direction and parallel to an aircraft longitudinal axis, and a second passenger seat positioned to one side of the first passenger seat, in a forward-facing direction, and at an angle with respect to the aircraft longitudinal axis, wherein the second passenger seat is angled toward the first passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander N. Pozzi, Tom Plant, Michael J. Schmid, Daniel Udriste, Ryan Suhre
  • Patent number: 11066174
    Abstract: An aircraft seating unit includes a base, a seat coupled to the base, a housing coupled to the base and enclosing frame elements of at least one of the base or the seat, and an ottoman. The housing defines a recess at a location below and to a rear of the seat. The ottoman is disposed within the recess. The ottoman includes a guide coupled to at least one of the frame elements, a slide translatable along the guide, a foot platform coupled to the slide, and an actuator positioned to facilitate selectively translating the slide along the guide to reposition the foot platform between a stowed position and a deployed position. The guide defines a translation axis that is angled relative to a vertical axis such that the foot platform moves both vertically and horizontally as the slide translates along the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Suhre, Michael J. Schmid
  • Patent number: 11066171
    Abstract: An implementation of a contoured class divider for dividing an aircraft cabin includes a panel positioned between an aft seat and a forward seat, the panel having an aft-facing convex contour closely matching an aft-facing contour of a seatback of the forward seat and configured to enhance space utilization. The contoured class divider may include an articulation system to articulate at least a portion of the panel from a first position (normal operation) to a second position (emergency landing). The contoured class divider may provide up to an additional 12 inches of space which can be used to reduce seat pitch (and thereby enhance passenger comfort) or increase the number of rows of seats on a given aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Papke, Shawn Claflin, Jefferey McKee, Trevor Skelly, Mario Diliani
  • Patent number: 11059589
    Abstract: A three-place aircraft divan configured to be installed side-facing in an aircraft and track between an upright sitting position and a berth position. Seat bottom and backrest portions of the divan are movably supported on a static frame and track together. The divan includes inflatable passenger restraints at each seat place and a leg flail prevention device at one end of the frame triggered to actuate in response to an event sensed by a mechanical crash sensor. The inboard leg arrangement of the divan accommodates the installation of two containers for containing high-capacity life rafts under the seat bottom frame, among other equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Oleson, Hau Phuc Ho
  • Patent number: 11059587
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat with dynamic seat back breakover including a pivotally-attached seat back element and a seat back breakover mechanism including an articulating weighted inertia linkage operable for coupling the seat back element in a first operating condition in which the seat back element is movable between an upright taxi takeoff and landing (TTOL) position and a reclined position, and decoupling the seat back element in a second operating condition to allow the seat back element to move forward past the upright position, the first operating condition corresponding to inertial loading below a predetermined threshold value and the second operating condition corresponding to inertial loading above the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis K. Finlay, Sebastián Aberastury
  • Patent number: 11046455
    Abstract: A light assembly includes a base, an annular reflector, and a retainer. The base includes one or more light sources mounted thereto. The annular reflector comprises a first radially outward surface and a first radially inward surface. The annular reflector also defines a central longitudinal axis, with the first radially outward surface including a reflective surface. The retainer is coupled to the base and comprises a second radially outward surface. The second radially outward surface of the retainer seats against the first radially inward surface of the annular reflector to retain the annular reflector in a desired position relative to the light source mounted to the base, according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventor: Van Phifer
  • Patent number: 11046437
    Abstract: Passenger seating groups positionable in a column in an aircraft between a longitudinal aisle and a fuselage wall. Each passenger seating group includes a first passenger seat positioned along an aisle side and facing a first direction, a first footwell positioned along the aisle side and facing the first passenger seat, a second passenger seat positioned along the wall side and facing the first direction, and a second footwell positioned along the wall side and facing the second direction to serve a second passenger seat in an adjacent like seating group. Each seat has its own dedicated entry from the longitudinal aisle and seats within the same seating group are physically separated by privacy walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Valdes De La Garza, Glenn A. Johnson, Daniel I. Udriste, Alexander N. Pozzi, Mark B. Dowty
  • Publication number: 20210185781
    Abstract: A harmonically corrected driver board architecture of electronically communicating circuits may comprise a driver board regulation circuit, a harmonic correction and light emitting diode (HCLED) driver circuit, a LED driver ballast circuit, and a flash interface circuit, wherein the flash interface circuit is configured to generate an op-amp shutdown signal to the HCLED driver circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan M. Upton, Denis A. Velis
  • Patent number: 11034453
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat assembly is disclosed. In embodiments, the aircraft passenger seat assembly includes an aircraft passenger seat, wherein the aircraft passenger seat includes a seatback configured to support an upper body of an aircraft passenger, and a seatback bezel defining at least a portion of a rear seatback surface. In embodiments, the aircraft passenger seat assembly may further include at least one privacy assembly, wherein the at least one privacy assembly includes a closeout body coupled to the seatback bezel, and a privacy panel coupled to the closeout body, the privacy panel extending from the closeout body in order to at least partially separate a seating environment of the aircraft passenger seat from an adjacent seating environment of an adjacent aircraft passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Malecha, Jason Owen
  • Patent number: 11034454
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat assembly is disclosed. In embodiments, the aircraft passenger seat assembly includes an aircraft passenger seat including a seatback configured to support an upper body of an aircraft passenger, and a seat frame including at least one seat spreader disposed on a lateral side of the seatback. In embodiments, the aircraft passenger seat assembly may further include at least one privacy assembly. The at least one privacy assembly may include a closeout body coupled to the at least one seat spreader, and a privacy panel coupled to the closeout body, the privacy panel extending from the closeout body in order to at least partially separate a seating environment of the aircraft passenger seat from an adjacent seating environment of an adjacent aircraft passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Malecha, Jason Owen
  • Patent number: 11034318
    Abstract: In a triggering system for activating a safety device, an acceleration sensor outputs a signal for a time duration in which an acceleration impulse exceeds an acceleration magnitude threshold. A first switching device receives the signal output by the acceleration sensor, and electrically connects a power supply to at least one safety response device for the time duration. A time delay device, upon completion of a delay time after receiving the signal output by the acceleration sensor, outputs a signal for the time duration. A second switching device receives the signal output by the time delay device, and electrically connects the power supply to the at least one safety response device for the time duration. When the time duration exceeds the delay time, the first switching device and the second switching device concurrently electrically connect the safety response device to the power supply, activating the safety response device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam M. Doyle, Russell C. Proctor
  • Patent number: 11027846
    Abstract: A stowable folding table is disclosed. In embodiments, the folding table has a stowed (e.g., folded) state and a deployed state between two adjacent aircraft galley structures. The folding table includes two table segments coupled by a hinge; the two segments may be folded parallel to each other and stowed (e.g., in a galley cart bay or elsewhere in or on the adjacent galley structures). The stowed table is unfolded and deployed by attaching the first and second ends respectively to a galley structure (e.g., on either side of an exit door), such that one table segment extends at an angle to the other when deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. L. Burd, Richard H. Jolley
  • Patent number: 11019691
    Abstract: A galley appliance system includes an integrated light emitting diode (LED) strip to display operational data, detect certain states of the galley appliance, and alter the LED strip accordingly. The integrated LED strip illuminates the area adjacent to the galley appliance and the interior of the galley appliance when the galley appliance door is open. The LED strip provides customizable galley mood light when not otherwise occupied. Multiple appliances may be in data communication to provide galley wide mood lighting. The system may be in data communication with aircraft systems to provide environmental feedback via color coded illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Pieter van Oostrom
  • Patent number: 11008103
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin apparatus may include a top section, a bottom section, and at least one linkage assembly configured to support the top section in an open position following a rotation of the top section between a closed position and the open position. The top section may include a top surface configured to engage a first edge or surface of a laptop and a support structure proximate to the top surface and configured to engage a second edge or surface of the laptop. The bottom section may include two raised portions along each short edge of the bottom section and a cavity defined by the two raised portions. The top section may be configured to fit within the cavity defined within the bottom section when in the closed position, and may be set at an angle relative to the bottom section when in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy F. Malecha
  • Patent number: 11006500
    Abstract: An end of life detection system for an anti-collision light may comprise a reflector and a plurality of LEDs located around an exterior of the reflector. A trend LED and reference LED may be located in an interior of the reflector. The trend LED may be powered on with plurality of LEDs. The reference LED may be powered on during an initial power-on self-check and turned off after completion of the initial power-on self-check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edquist, Jeremy Fredrich, Brendan M. Upton, Van Phifer
  • Patent number: 11001177
    Abstract: A conditioning system for a vehicle passenger seat and a vehicle passenger seat assembly, the system including at least one conditioning unit including a Venturi device configured to generate air flow relative to a seat element and a temperature element configured to heat or cool the Venturi device or the air flow, a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature in relation to the at least one conditioning unit, and a controller communicatively coupled to the temperature sensor and operably coupled to the at least one conditioning unit. The controller is configured to operate in a first operating condition in which the Venturi device is activated and the temperature element is inactive to ventilate the seat, and a second operating condition in which both the Venturi device and the temperature element are activated to heat or cool the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11001382
    Abstract: A bypass flow regulator for a vacuum waste system (VWS) is disclosed. The bypass flow regulator includes a valve assembly installable in an aircraft vent line leading outside the aircraft from an onboard VWS waste tank. The vent line directs an airstream pumped from the waste tank to an external outlet under suction (from which outlet the airstream is ejected from the aircraft). The valve assembly includes a group of valves (e.g., umbrella valves) set into the path of the airstream. The valves may collectively modulate the flow rate of the airstream by adjusting their effective flow area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Yen Chuh, Kristin R. Noriega
  • Patent number: 10994644
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for controlling a rotating component including an outer shaft attachable to a stationary component and having a slotted ring defining capture slots and an interior annular space, a control ring having a first end disposed in the annular space, an inner shaft attachable to a rotating component configured to rotate relative to the stationary component, and the inner shaft engaged with a second end of the control ring, a first collar rotatably disposed around the slotted ring, the first collar having a plurality of release recesses, and a plurality of first bearings respectively retained within the capture slots beneath the first collar. In a first rotational position of the first collar, the plurality of release recesses align with the capture slots to rotationally disengage the rotating and stationary components. In a second rotational position of the first collar, the plurality of release recesses misalign with the capture slots to rotationally engage the rotating and stationary components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan J. Suhre
  • Patent number: D923378
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson R. Wanner, Anastasia Papastelianou