Patents by Inventor Bernd Ehlers

Bernd Ehlers has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10934000
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises a seat unit with a backrest element and a seat element. The seat arrangement also comprises a supporting frame carrying the seat unit and comprising at least one seat mounting, which has a first backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a first position on the seat mounting, and a second backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a second position on the seat mounting. When the passenger seat arrangement is installed in the aircraft, the backrest element is pivoted in relation to a longitudinal axis of the aircraft in a state in which it is fixed to the first backrest holder relative to a state in which it is fixed to the second backrest holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens, Mark Herzog, Alexander Schulz, Max Strieth-Kalthoff, Hans-Gerhard Giesa, Soenke Jacobsen, Joerg Weifenbach
  • Patent number: 10723462
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a system for receiving cargo or passengers in a vehicle. The system includes a bottom beam and several functional units, wherein each functional unit includes a floor segment and a seat row with several passenger seats being attached to the floor segment. Each functional unit is assigned to a pivoting device for pivoting the functional unit relatively to bottom beam. Another embodiment of the invention relates to a vehicle having such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 10611484
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises at least one seating unit comprising a backrest element and a seat element pivotable relative to the backrest element between a resting position and a position of use. The passenger seat arrangement also has a support frame which bears against the at least one seating unit and which is able to be connected in a load-bearing manner to a structure of the aircraft. The support frame has at least one mechanical interface which, in each case, is assigned to a seating unit and is designed to fasten different mutually exchangeable modular units in a releasable and load-transmitting manner to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Demary, Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens, David Toth
  • Patent number: 10336456
    Abstract: A foldable seat bench comprises a seat, a seat area and a backrest, and a carrier arrangement comprising a carrier element carrying the seat and at least one leg. The backrest is movable between a deployed position extending at an angle of approximately 70° to 110° relative to the seat area and a stowed position extending at an angle of approximately 0° to 20° relative to the seat area. The leg is foldable relative to the carrier element between a unfolded position and a folded position. The foldable seat bench comprises a first locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the backrest of the seat in both its deployed position and its stowed position, and a second locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the leg of the carrier arrangement in both its unfolded position and its folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Publication number: 20190193860
    Abstract: A group of seats for a passenger aircraft, which is configured as a rotating group of seats and by rotating the group of seats about the rotation axis a relocation of the position of the group of seats in relation to the initial position in the aircraft cabin is simultaneously achieved. The group of seats has a seat frame and at least one seat element. A support plate for fastening the group of seats to the aircraft structure is furthermore provided, the support plate having a rotating element which rotatably connects the support plate and the aircraft structure, the rotation axis of the rotating element being positioned in the region of the front half of the seat element, wherein the support plate is capable of being fastened to the aircraft structure by way of quick-release locks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 10246194
    Abstract: A flight attendant seat arrangement comprises a monument which is suitable for installation in an aircraft cabin, a first receiving recess being constructed in a wall of said monument. A flight attendant seat has a backrest element and also a seat element. The backrest element and seat element are at least partially received within the first receiving recess constructed in the wall of the monument. The wall of the monument is of a double-walled design comprising a support wall which forms the rear wall of the first receiving recess and extends from said first receiving recess as far as an end of the monument on a floor side, and an outer wall which is oriented substantially parallel to the support wall, and wherein the backrest element and the seat element of the flight attendant seat are fastened to the support wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Wei-Chung Tuan, Mark Herzog
  • Publication number: 20190092477
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises a seat unit with a backrest element and a seat element. The seat arrangement also comprises a supporting frame carrying the seat unit and comprising at least one seat mounting, which has a first backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a first position on the seat mounting, and a second backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a second position on the seat mounting. When the passenger seat arrangement is installed in the aircraft, the backrest element is pivoted in relation to a longitudinal axis of the aircraft in a state in which it is fixed to the first backrest holder relative to a state in which it is fixed to the second backrest holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Publication number: 20190071181
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises at least one seating unit comprising a backrest element and a seat element pivotable relative to the backrest element between a resting position and a position of use. The passenger seat arrangement also has a support frame which bears against the at least one seating unit and which is able to be connected in a load-bearing manner to a structure of the aircraft. The support frame has at least one mechanical interface which, in each case, is assigned to a seating unit and is designed to fasten different mutually exchangeable modular units in a releasable and load-transmitting manner to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael DEMARY, Bernd EHLERS, Stefan BEHRENS, David TOTH
  • Patent number: 10214290
    Abstract: An aircraft galley including a trolley stowage provided in a main body of the aircraft galley. A wall of the main body includes a first section delimiting the trolley stowage and a second section. The trolley stowage is convertible between a first operational state, wherein the trolley stowage is adapted to accommodate a first number of trolleys, and a second operational state, wherein the trolley stowage is adapted to accommodate a second number of trolleys. The second number of trolleys is greater than the first number of trolleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9789962
    Abstract: A service module for supplying passengers in a passenger space of a means of transport, in particular of an aircraft, and to a service system having a service channel and a plurality of such service modules. The service module comprises at least one service component arrangement having one or more service components for individually supplying one or more passengers, and a cabin lighting unit for illuminating the passenger space of the means of transport, in particular of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog
  • Publication number: 20170275002
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a system for receiving cargo or passengers in a vehicle. The system includes a bottom beam and several functional units, wherein each functional unit includes a floor segment and a seat row with several passenger seats being attached to the floor segment. Each functional unit is assigned to a pivoting device for pivoting the functional unit relatively to bottom beam. Another embodiment of the invention relates to a vehicle having such a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd EHLERS, Stefan BEHRENS
  • Publication number: 20170275000
    Abstract: A foldable seat bench comprises a seat, a seat area and a backrest, and a carrier arrangement comprising a carrier element carrying the seat and at least one leg. The backrest is movable between a deployed position extending at an angle of approximately 70° to 110° relative to the seat area and a stowed position extending at an angle of approximately 0° to 20° relative to the seat area. The leg is foldable relative to the carrier element between a unfolded position and a folded position. The foldable seat bench comprises a first locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the backrest of the seat in both its deployed position and its stowed position, and a second locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the leg of the carrier arrangement in both its unfolded position and its folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd EHLERS, Stefan BEHRENS
  • Patent number: 9580176
    Abstract: An aircraft region comprising a main aisle extending along a longitudinal axis of an aircraft cabin, a door aisle extending along a transverse axis of the aircraft cabin substantially perpendicularly to the main aisle and an aircraft monument arranged in the door aisle and comprising at least one flight attendant seat facing a section of the main aisle adjoining the door aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Martin Metten, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9540108
    Abstract: An aircraft comprising a space-optimized standing seat for cabin attendants in a passenger cabin is provided. The aircraft comprises a cabin attendant seat and a cabin with an aircraft exit. The cabin attendant seat comprises a seating area and a backrest and is arranged in the region of the aircraft exit. Therein, the cabin attendant seat is designed as a standing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Simon Maurer, Arne Hardt
  • Patent number: 9511847
    Abstract: A deployable floor panel arrangement for an aircraft cabin area comprising a substantially planar floor panel with at least one foldable seat arrangement mounted thereto. The seat arrangement comprises at least one backrest which is configured to be moveable between a stowed position in which it extends at an angle of approximately 0° to 40° to the plane of the floor panel and a deployed position in which it extends at an angle of approximately 80° to 180° to the plane of the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog
  • Patent number: 9422056
    Abstract: An aircraft monument for installation in an aircraft cabin comprising a sanitary module having a sanitary fitment, and a galley module arranged adjacent to the sanitary module. The galley module comprises a trolley parking place and a work surface. The trolley parking place is separated from the sanitary module by a partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Carsten Putensen
  • Patent number: 9327833
    Abstract: An aircraft region having an aisle which leads into an aircraft door region and via which passengers can leave the aircraft or enter the aircraft. The aircraft region further has at least one monument, wherein one of the side walls of the monument is adjacent to the aisle in such a manner that the side wall forms one of the lateral boundaries of the aisle. A niche is formed in a portion of the side wall of the monument facing the aircraft door, which niche is so configured that it is able to accommodate a standing person wholly or at least for the most part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog
  • Patent number: 9260190
    Abstract: A flight attendant seat, an aircraft monument assembly having such a flight attendant seat, and also an aircraft having an aircraft monument assembly of this kind. In one embodiment, the flight attendant seat includes a backrest element, a seat element and a guiding apparatus for holding the flight attendant seat in a starting position. The guiding apparatus according to this embodiment is also configured so that the flight attendant seat is movable, in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis of the backrest element, from the starting position into at least one end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9199740
    Abstract: A cabin attendant seat for an aircraft, a seat system comprising such a cabin attendant seat, an aircraft monument comprising such a cabin attendant seat and an aircraft comprising such an aircraft monument. The cabin attendant seat comprises a backrest element and a seat element. The cabin attendant seat is movable from a starting position into at least one end position. The cabin attendant seat further comprises an adapter element, the adapter element being arranged in the cabin attendant seat and configured to connect the cabin attendant seat, in the at least one end position, to an aircraft seat provided in the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9180970
    Abstract: A cabin attendant seat for an aircraft, an aircraft monument comprising such a cabin attendant seat and an aircraft comprising such an aircraft monument. The cabin attendant seat is movable from a starting position into at least one end position. The cabin attendant seat includes at least one backrest element and two seat elements. Each of the two seat elements is movable relative to the at least one backrest element between a folded position and an unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens