Patents Assigned to EADS Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 10035577
    Abstract: A vehicle structure component reinforced by means of an area, a vehicle including such a vehicle structure component, and a corresponding method to reinforce a vehicle structure component are proposed. The area includes a compressive residual stress in a first direction and a compressive or tensile residual stress in a second direction being vertically aligned to the first direction, wherein the ratio of the compressive stress in the first direction and the compressive or tensile residual stress lies between ?0.2 and +1.0. Hence, the propagation direction of cracks in such areas is diverted, faster pressure equalization takes place, and further crack propagation is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Domenico Furfari, Elke Hombergsmeier
  • Patent number: 9987770
    Abstract: A device for shaping a workpiece is provided. The device includes at least one first and one second component between which the workpiece to be shaped can be molded under the effect of heat. The design and/or the material properties of the first and/or the second component are selected such that the component's thermal expansion is different in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Julian Kuntz, Franz Stadler
  • Publication number: 20180106241
    Abstract: Aircraft with an emission-free drive and method for emission-free driving of an aircraft. The aircraft includes an aircraft thruster structured and arranged to generate thrust force on the aircraft, an aircraft lift device structured and arranged to generate lift on the aircraft, and a heat engine, which is structured and arranged to convert thermal energy into kinetic energy to drive the aircraft thruster, that includes at least one flat-plate Stirling engine drivable by solar thermal radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Jost SEIFERT
  • Patent number: 9945361
    Abstract: Aircraft with an emission-free drive and method for emission-free driving of an aircraft. The aircraft includes a drive device structured and arranged to generate thrust, a lift device structured and arranged to generate lift, and a heat engine structured and arranged to convert thermal energy into kinetic energy to drive the drive device. The heat engine includes at least one flat-plate Stirling engine drivable by solar thermal radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Jost Seifert
  • Patent number: 9919378
    Abstract: A welding tool for connecting at least two workpieces at a connection region by friction stir welding includes a shoulder that separates the connection region from the surroundings. The shoulder is designed as a molding tool to mold during the friction stir welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Silvanus, Erich Forster, Eric Tauscher
  • Patent number: 9903019
    Abstract: An aqueous composition for forming a chemical conversion layer on a metal surface, wherein the composition contains at least one active component for the formation of the chemical conversion layer, as well as at least one thickener, and has a viscosity in the range between 10 mPa*s and 10000 mPa*s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sonja Nixon, Martin Beneke, Dominik Raps
  • Patent number: 9868237
    Abstract: A mold for a production device for production of fiber-reinforced components by means of an injection process is provided. The mold has a mold surface to form a surface of the fiber-reinforced component, the mold surface having a first partial area and a second partial area and in which the mold has an injection area for injection of matrix material into fibrous material situated on the mold surface through the second partial area of the mold surface and evacuation area for evacuation of a mold volume bounded by the mold through the first partial area of the mold surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Filsinger, Frank Strachauer
  • Patent number: 9719898
    Abstract: A device and method for testing a fiber-composite component, which is to be processed by means of bonding, for the presence of at least one substance out of a selection of possible contaminants. A surface heating device for regional heating of a part-zone of the fiber-composite component to be bonded is performed for desorption of contaminants. A sensor array with a plurality of sensors detects contaminants in the gas phase, and a control device ascertains and signals contaminations which are found. An extractor device can be employed to extract machining dust from the fiber-composite component to a desorption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Beer, Andreas Helwig, Gerhard Mueller, Hans Luinge, Georg Wachinger
  • Patent number: 9712328
    Abstract: A computer network for data transmission between network nodes, the network nodes being authenticatable to one another by authentication information of a public key infrastructure, with a root certificate authority configured to generate the authentication information for the public key infrastructure. The root certificate authority is arranged separate from the computer network and is not linked to the computer network. A network node of the computer network comprises an authentication information storage, a processor, a network communication device and an initialization device having an initialization communication device and a temporary authentication information storage that can be read out by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Oliver Hanka
  • Patent number: 9688420
    Abstract: A seat assembling method for assembling at least one seat into an airplane, the method having the steps of position a seat installing device at a predetermined assembly position in the airplane, convey the at least one seat into the interior of the airplane to the seat installing device by means of a seat conveying device, transfer the seat from the seat conveying device to the seat installing device, and install the seat by means of the seat installing device which is positioned at the assembly position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Patrick Rollfink, Daniel Meister
  • Patent number: 9692137
    Abstract: An annular slot antenna includes an inner conductor divided by a dielectric gap into a rear section and a front section. An inner conductor of a coaxial feed line is contacted with the front section of the inner conductor and the outer conductor of the coaxial feed line is contacted with the rear section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Sabielny
  • Patent number: 9631711
    Abstract: An improved actuator arrangement for operating a driven element with different actuators. The actuator arrangement comprises a first actuator that drives a driven element in a first direction via a first output member and a second actuator that drives the driven element in a second direction opposite to the first direction via a second output member. The first and second actuators are configured to work in a counter-acting manner to move the driven element in the first and second directions. An additional connecting and supporting device is connected between the first and second output members to support the output members to bear transversal forces transversal to the moving direction and/or to bear pre-load force for pre-loading the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Storm, Boris Grohmann
  • Patent number: 9623984
    Abstract: A method for producing a surface structure with a lightning strike protective system involves providing a support structure based on a fiber-reinforced composite material. At least one arrangement of a lightning strike protective material made from or with a conductive material is applied onto the support structure so that the lightning strike protective material arrangement adheres to the support structure in such a way that it is held securely in its position. A cover material is applied in such a way that it embeds the at least one arrangement of a lightning strike protective material that is held securely in its position on the support structure, and the cover material is solidified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Steinwandel, Martin Englhart, Dietrich P. Jonke, Helmut Piringer, Wilhelm Wulbrand
  • Patent number: 9558715
    Abstract: A passenger cabin unit of a passenger transportation vehicle includes a display device configured to present visual effects, information and images. The display device is disposed so as to completely or substantially cover surfaces of the passenger cabin unit which are visible from inside the passenger cabin unit. The display device is divided into first display regions and a second display region. Each of the first display regions is assigned to a respective individual passenger or group of passengers. A plurality of passenger command input devices are each disposed in a respective one of the first display regions and are each configured to be operated by the respective individual passenger or group of passengers to control visual presentation. A crew command input device is configured to be operated by cabin crew to control visual presentation on some or all of the first display regions and on the second display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Velten, Daniel Meister, Rene Schubotz, Jens Gaertner
  • Patent number: 9557259
    Abstract: A particle detector apparatus for optically ascertaining a number of particles arranged on a surface of, for example, a particle filter. The particle detector apparatus includes a light source, an optical focusing device, a spatially resolving light detector and an evaluation device. The light source emits source light onto the surface. The optical focusing device focuses image light that is emitted from the surface in response to the source light onto the spatially resolving light detector. The spatially resolving light detector includes light sensors that measure brightness values based on the image light, such that the light detector produces image data based on the brightness values delivered by the light sensors. The evaluation device then ascertains the number of particles based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Alois Friedberger, Ulrich Martin, Leonhard Meixner
  • Patent number: 9550331
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite molded part from fiber-reinforced plastics material includes providing a prepreg semi-finished product including fibers that are pre-impregnated with a matrix material and encasing the semi-finished product with a flexible sheet material to form an inner arrangement. The flexible sheet material includes a gas-permeable membrane and an inner planar gas-conducting element. The inner arrangement is encased with a first gas-tight casing and positioned on a molding surface of a mold. The inner arrangement and molding surface is encased with a second gas-tight casing. A first negative pressure is applied to the inner planar gas-conducting element and the inside of the first gas-tight casing, and the entire arrangement is heated for a first time at a first temperature. A second negative pressure is applied to an inside of the second gas-tight casing and the entire arrangement is heated for a second time at a second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: PREMIUM AEROTEC GMBH, EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Llorenc Llopart Prieto, Rainer Neumaier, Jochen Scholler, Markus Klug
  • Patent number: 9511871
    Abstract: An ice protection system for de-icing an aircraft and/or for keeping the aircraft free of ice includes a composite structure for an aircraft component and a structural element of an aircraft with an ice protection system that is integrated in the composite structure. The ice protection system includes a flat surface-like electric heating element that is embedded in the composite structure below an outer layer of an outer surface of the aircraft component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Steinwandel, Martin Englhart, Dietrich P. Jonke, Helmut Piringer
  • Patent number: 9488196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid valve arrangement having a bistable fluid valve for at least one fluid line with a valve body which can be moved into two positions for two switching states, a pressure pulse generator being provided for valve switchover in the feed line for switching over a feed line and a return line between two flow lines, and the fluid valve comprising a reversing unit which has two chambers which are separated from one another by a bistable surface element, the two chambers being connected to the two flow lines and the bistable surface element being operatively coupled to the valve body in order to actuate it. As a result, a bistable fluid valve is provided which can be reversed by way of pressure pulses or pressure flanks and otherwise has no energy requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Storm, Raphael Rammer
  • Patent number: 9484843
    Abstract: An electric circuit with one power amplifier (V1) for at least two piezoelectric actuators (C1, C2), said piezoelectric actuators (C1, C2) being in preferably antagonist arrangement connected mechanically in series and being connected electrically with each other and operated or clocked by a control circuit, such as a pulse modulator circuit, for time-variant energizing of the piezoelectric actuators (C1, C2) in push-pull fashion, said power amplifier (V1) being connected to a junction point between the two piezoelectric actuators (C1, C2), characterized in that said power amplifier (V1) is connected to a one directional diode (D1) and in that two buffer capacitors (C3, C4) and two static resistors (R3, R4) are provided downstream the one directional diode (D1) with regard to the power amplifier (V1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GMBH, EADS Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Boris Grohmann, Stefan Storm
  • Patent number: 9477222
    Abstract: A maintenance information device and method for performing condition-based maintenance by monitoring of the condition of a technical system using a sensor. In order to permit the use of relatively simple sensors with relatively simple evaluation logics, the method and device perform decision making processes on the basis of hyperordinal signals from imperfect hyperordinal condition sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gerrit Schramm, Arnd Schirrmann, Klaus Zoller