Patents Assigned to B E Aerospace, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10730603
    Abstract: A space efficient lavatory module for commercial aircraft includes an aft facing concave wall recess that provides a greater distance from an upper, forward facing portion of a cabin structure, such as an aircraft passenger seat to avoid having a passenger's head impact the aft facing lavatory or enclosure wall in a sudden aircraft deceleration. The aft facing concave wall recess also provides space for mounting of a protective cushion, in order to reduce a passenger's risk of head trauma in a sudden deceleration, as well as other items, such as a video monitor, a bassinet or infant bed, without inhibiting passenger movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hawkins, Robert K. Brauer, Ed Kinnier, III, Christopher I. Pirie
  • Patent number: 10715911
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an overhead passenger service unit (PSU) for a vehicle, comprising: a mounting mechanism for mounting the PSU above at least one vehicle seat; a dynamic seat row marker that provides an indication of a seat position and a status portion indicating a status of a passenger or trip aspect that is readily viewable from a vehicle aisle and is changeable during a trip; and a programmable active display that is readily viewable from a passenger seat and provides trip changeable information about the trip to the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dunn, Eric Johannessen, Gannon Gambeski, John Barker, Ronnie R. Moss, Jesse Peck, Robert Linton, Jonathan Todzia, Donald LaSala, Luis Sam
  • Patent number: 10696411
    Abstract: A seat comforter for an aircraft seat includes a seatpan portion, a backrest portion coupled to the seatpan portion, and a sleep comforter including a flexible body configured to extend over the backrest portion and the seatpan portion, the flexible body being movable between a retracted position adjacent the backrest portion and the seatpan portion, and an extended position spaced apart from at least a portion of the seatpan portion and at least a portion of the backrest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Dwaraganathan, Rajesh Mohanam, Ashwin Srinivasa, Aravinda Mahabaleshwara
  • Patent number: 10696403
    Abstract: A system for mounting an aircraft monument partition to an aircraft cabin surface such as a floor may include a mounting structure fitted within and attached to a floor-abutting edge of the monument partition, the mounting structure including a mounting opening. A securement apparatus for securing the monument partition to cabin surface via the mounting structure may include a threaded fastener for extending through the mounting opening of the mounting structure and through a corresponding opening in a track mounted to the cabin surface, and a bridging washer for mating with the mounting opening; where, to secure the monument partition to the floor of the cabin area, the threaded fastener is provided through the mounting opening of the mounting structure and threaded to a mating fixture on a bottom side of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Payne, Merv Davidson
  • Patent number: 10696405
    Abstract: A four-suite unit positionable in an aircraft cabin to one side of a longitudinal aisle and including first and second suites positioned longitudinally-aligned and facing each other, a shared passageway positioned between foot ends of the first and second suites, third and fourth suites positioned longitudinally-aligned and to one side of the respective first and second suites, a first passageway positioned between a portion of the first suite and a portion of the third suite for accessing the third suite from the shared passageway, and a second passageway positioned between a portion of the second suite and a portion of the fourth suite for accessing the fourth suite from the shared passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark B. Dowty, Tracy N. Pence, Matt Round, Vien McArthur Nguyen, Martin Hong Lun Mo, Erik Eivind Sutton Nilsen, Anthony Michael Charles, Brian Jeremy Conner, Harry Howard Hanson
  • Publication number: 20200189747
    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: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Suhre, Michael J. Schmid
  • Patent number: 10681979
    Abstract: An extending hanger assembly, for a wardrobe system having an enclosure and a door pivotable between open and closed positions, includes: a base on which an article support peg is mounted for linear translation; a mechanism operative to move the article support peg linearly relative to the base; and a control link coupling the door to the mechanism, whereby, upon opening and closing of the door, the control link operates the mechanism to translate the article support peg in opposing linear directions. The mechanism operative to move the article support peg linearly relative to the base can be a scissor mechanism having a proximal end extending toward the door and a distal end extending away from the door, wherein the distal end is attached to the base, and the proximal end is attached to a traveling bracket that carries the article support peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh B. Shingne, Deepak Chandra Kokkalla, Ian L. Frost
  • Patent number: 10683093
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat configured to facilitate ergonomic alignment of a passenger while in a sleeping position, including a seat bottom; and a seatback including a central opening corresponding to a shoulder region of a passenger, and a sleep support assembly mounted within the central opening, the sleep support assembly including an adjustable support member spanning a central portion of the seatback, where the adjustable support member is configured for at least one of translation and deformation; where, when the seat bottom is aligned with the seatback in a lie-flat seating position, a load provided by the shoulder region of the passenger, at least in a side-sleeping position, causes translation and/or deformation of the adjustable support member toward a floor of an aircraft cabin, thereby facilitating ergonomic alignment of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel I. Udriste, Catalin Bunea, Bobby W. Lawson
  • Patent number: 10674829
    Abstract: A tray table assembly adapted to move to and from a stowed position in a stowage module positioned to one side of a passenger seat. The assembly includes an arcuate rail movably mounted in the stowage module, a tray table mounted on the rail for arcuate movement along the rail between the stowed position and the deployed position relative to the rail, and also mounted on the rail for fore and aft translating movement in the deployed position. The tray table rides on an arcuate rail that permits both deployment and fore and aft movement of the tray table, and automatically centers the tray table during movement toward the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Nicholas Pozzi, Darryl D. Daniel, Mark W. Foohey, Samuel C. Scudder, John C. Horton, IV
  • Patent number: 10676194
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, 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: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Papke, Shawn Claflin, Jefferey McKee, Trevor Skelly, Mario Diliani
  • Patent number: 10669030
    Abstract: A seat pan diaphragm assembly and a seat assembly including the same, the seat pan diaphragm assembly including a diaphragm subassembly including a flexible fabric panel having a top, bottom, front, back, and opposing lateral sides, a cargo net subassembly for limiting deflection of the flexible fabric panel under load, the cargo net subassembly including a grid of belts and attachment straps having a clip attachable to a seat frame element, and stiffeners received in slotted sleeves of the diaphragm subassembly and engaging the cargo net subassembly for securing the cargo net subassembly to the diaphragm subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric H. Morse, Matt J. Hulse, Samuel Ponjican
  • Patent number: 10661903
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, a premium class seating arrangement for an aircraft cabin includes at least three passenger suites, each passenger suite including a seat movable between an upright position and a horizontal bed position and an ottoman which expands a surface area of the bed position. The passenger suites may cooperatively form a nested arrangement capable of nesting with identical passenger suite arrangements longitudinally within the cabin area. At least two of the ottomans of the passenger suites may be longitudinally offset in installation position. Each passenger suite in the arrangement is afforded direct aisle access without interference by another passenger suite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace Inc.
    Inventor: Mark B. Dowty
  • Patent number: 10650258
    Abstract: A system. The system may include a glare shield positioned between an exterior pane of an aircraft window and an interior portion of an aircraft. The glare shield may include at least one anti-reflective mask and at least one viewing aperture. Each of the at least one anti-reflective mask may be positioned adjacent one of the at least one viewing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Klaus Brauer, John Warren, Simon Robert Lee, Ian L. Frost
  • Patent number: 10647231
    Abstract: A ventilated airline seating component including a porous air pad disposed in an interior volume of a housing and configured to collect air to be conditioned and ultimately forced out through the seating component to heat or cool a passenger to enhance comfort. The housing can serve as or be incorporated into a seating component such as an arm rest, leg rest or head rest, among other seating components within a passenger seating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Kearns, Michael M. Princip
  • Patent number: 10640962
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the waste outlet of a toilet includes, according to an implementation, a motor comprising a Hall effect sensor that detects the rotation of the motor and generates a position signal in response thereto; a mechanical actuator coupled to the motor; a door coupled to the mechanical actuator, wherein the door is disposed at the waste outlet of the toilet; logic circuitry that receives the position signal, generates a control signal to move the door based at least in part on the position signal, and transmits the control signal to the motor. The motor operates according to the control signal to drive the mechanical actuator to move the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Christian C. Kurshinsky, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick
  • Patent number: 10625650
    Abstract: An armrest assembly and aircraft passenger seat including the same, the armrest assembly including an arm having a top cutout and a cup holder insert disposed within the top cutout and retained on the arm by front and rear arm caps affixed atop the arm that overlap portions of the installed cup holder insert, the cup holder insert including a recessed center portion at depth within the arm and disposed between upstanding concave end walls, the cup holder insert usable to secure a beverage or other items when the arm is in a deployed use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory S. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10625862
    Abstract: A lavatory for an aircraft cabin includes a wall having a forward wall portion disposed immediately aft of and substantially conforming to an exterior aft surface of an aircraft cabin structure, such as a passenger seat, that is substantially not flat in a vertical plane. The forward wall portion includes a forward projection over an aft portion of the adjacent passenger seat. The forward wall portion can define a secondary space in the interior lavatory space, which can provide an amenity stowage space, and can include design elements providing visual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald F. Cook, Liberty Harrington, Philipp Steiner, Robert K. Brauer, Trevor Skelly
  • Patent number: 10625649
    Abstract: A tray table assembly including a main table and a table extension deployable from a stowed position below the main table to a deployed position laterally adjacent the main table. The main table and the table extension are coupled through an intermediate support slidably coupled to each of the main table and the table extension. The deploy the table extension, the table extension slides relative to the intermediate support and the intermediate support slides relative to the main table to increase the total surface area of the table top as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler P. Buchanan, Joseph M. Stuttgen, Ryan J. Suhre
  • Patent number: 10614329
    Abstract: A system and method. The system may include a monitor implemented as a virtual window, two cameras, and a switch. The switch may be configured to: when a passenger is in a first position, feed video from a first camera to the monitor; and when the passenger is in a second position, feed video from the second camera to the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Klaus Brauer
  • Patent number: D880881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Martin Hansson, Jaan Lin