Patents by Inventor Francois Bernard Rene Coulmeau

Francois Bernard Rene Coulmeau 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: 8437887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the fuel consumption of an aircraft during flight. At a given point of the flight, a fuel excess (EXTRA) is determined relative to the statutory loads depending on the flight profile and weather conditions forecast for the rest of the flight. If the excess (EXTRA) is less than a given value (EXTRA-mini), for at least one of the forthcoming flight phases ({circle around (1)}, {circle around (2)}, {circle around (3)}), the speed of the aircraft is adjusted so as to increase the excess (EXTRA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: François Bernard René Coulmeau
  • Publication number: 20090319101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling the formation flight of at least two aircraft (1,2). The first aircraft (1) includes means of transmitting its position, its velocity and its flight plan. The flight plan has predictions of altitude, velocity and time for at least one next waypoint (WPT). The second aircraft (2) includes means of receiving the information transmitted by the first aircraft (1). According to the invention, the second aircraft (2) determines its future flight plan as a function of the information received from the first aircraft (1) in order to maintain a constant separation (T) from the first aircraft (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Francois Bernard René Coulmeau
  • Publication number: 20080294304
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the fuel consumption of an aircraft during flight. At a given point of the flight, a fuel excess (EXTRA) is determined relative to the statutory loads depending on the flight profile and weather conditions forecast for the rest of the flight. If the excess (EXTRA) is less than a given value (EXTRA-mini), for at least one of the forthcoming flight phases ({circle around (1)}, {circle around (2)}, {circle around (3)}), the speed of the aircraft is adjusted so as to increase the excess (EXTRA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: Thales
    Inventor: Francois Bernard Rene Coulmeau