Patents by Inventor Günter Boomgaarden

Günter Boomgaarden 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).

  • Publication number: 20200102092
    Abstract: An aircraft lighting system includes a light unit configured to emit light, a portable measurement device, and a control unit. The portable measurement device is configured to measure at least one attribute of the light emitted from the light unit and output the measured attribute of the light in an output signal. The control unit is configured to receive the output signal and control the light unit based on the measured attribute. In some aspects, the light unit is positionable in an aircraft, in certain examples, a method of controlling a lighting system includes measuring at least one attribute of light of a light unit with a portable measurement device, transmitting the measured attribute to a control unit, and controlling the light unit based on the measured attribute. In some cases, the method includes measuring the at least one attribute of a light unit in an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Zodiac Cabin Controls GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Heine, Günter Boomgaarden, Birger Timm, Volker Antonczyk, Thierry Despres, Lutz Neumann
  • Publication number: 20180326231
    Abstract: A method for providing oxygen to crew member or passenger of an aircraft comprising: providing a chemical absorption substance selected from crystalline salts of organometallic complexes, wherein said chemical absorption substance stores oxygen in a chemisorption process, arranging the chemical absorption substance in a container connected to an oxygen mask via an oxygen line, releasing oxygen out of said chemical absorption substance in case of an emergency situation in a cabin or cockpit, onboard of an aircraft requiring oxygen supply to said crew member or passenger, and directing said oxygen in a gaseous state via said oxygen line to said oxygen mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Günter Boomgaarden, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 9884210
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft passenger emergency oxygen supply device comprising an oxygen mask having a mask body with a first opening for covering mouth and/or nose of the passenger, a second opening connecting said first opening with a source of oxygen, a passenger service unit, a connecting line fixed to the oxygen mask body at one end and having a coupling at the other end for coupling said line to the passenger service unit wherein a chemical reaction component is comprised in the oxygen mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9770610
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen device for passenger of an aircraft, including a chemical oxygen generator including a chemical oxygen source and an activation unit for initiating a chemical reaction of the chemical oxygen source producing oxygen, at least two oxygen masks each connected with the chemical oxygen generator for receiving an oxygen fluid flow from the chemical oxygen generator after the activation unit has initiated the chemical reaction, and a mechanical activation assembly for activating the activation unit. The activation unit is activated by a mechanical force exerted onto an activation element of the activation unit and the mechanical activation assembly includes for each of the at least two oxygen masks a first mechanical connection from the activation element to a fixation element releasably mounted to the emergency oxygen device and a second mechanical connection from the fixation element to the oxygen mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Marco Hollm, Günter Boomgaarden, Romain Ducos, Rüdiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 9656106
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen supply device for aircraft inhabitants, comprising a container, wherein an oxygen mask is positioned inside said container, a releasable cover and a latch mechanism comprising a latch locking said cover lid. According to the invention said latch mechanism comprises a permanent magnet interacting with a magnetisable element an exerting a magnetic holding force onto said magnetisable element to hold said latch in a locking position, wherein a solenoid is positioned adjacent to the permanent magnet, said solenoid being connected to a control unit said control unit being adapted to receive an opening signal and to provide a current flowing through said solenoid in response to such opening signal, wherein said solenoid is arranged and dimensioned such that the current flowing through said solenoid reduces said magnetic holding force to such a level that the latch is released in a n unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Andreas Westphal, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Frederik Hoffmann, Romain Ducos, Günter Boomgaarden, Benjamin Fleczok
  • Patent number: 9649514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulation device for a source of breathable gas, comprising a reaction medium adapted to perform an exothermic reaction for the production of breathable gas, the reaction medium surrounding an interior reaction volume having a breathable gas outlet. The invention further relates to a chemical oxygen generator system for the provision of breathable gas in an aircraft as well as to a method for regulating a source of breathable gas comprising the step of initiating an exothermic reaction of a reaction medium for the production of breathable gas, the reaction medium surrounding an interior reaction volume having a breathable gas outlet, wherein the breathable gas is flowing through the breathable gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9486653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an emergency oxygen supply mask adapted for rescuing a passenger of an aircraft in an emergency situation. In one example, the oxygen mask includes a mask body with a first opening for covering the mouth and/or nose of a passenger and with a second opening connecting the first opening for providing breathable supply air. In some cases, the emergency oxygen supply mask includes a physical reaction component connected to the mask body for receiving air and converting the air into supply air by a physical reaction between the air and a physical reaction material in the physical reaction component to produce oxygen-enriched air. The oxygen-enriched air may be supplied as the supply air to the first opening of the mask body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Publication number: 20150158589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tray table unit for an aircraft, comprising a table body, a fixing means comprising at least one holding means and at least one actuating means, wherein said at least one holding means is adapted to allow one or more objects standing on a surface of said table body to be released from said table body in a first status of said holding means, and to fix said one or more objects on said surface in a second status of said holding means, wherein said at least one actuating means is adapted to move said holding means from said first status to said second status and vice versa, a control unit, coupled to an acceleration sensor for signal transmission, the control unit being adapted to activate said actuating means for said movement from said first status to said second status if an acceleration signal detected by and received from said acceleration sensor exceeds a predetermined threshold value stored within said control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Rüdiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Günter BOOMGAARDEN
  • Publication number: 20150151144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chemical oxygen generator (1, 310) for an emergency oxygen supply device in an aircraft. The generator comprising a housing (2), a solid chemical substance (8) comprising oxygen in chemically bound form arranged inside said housing (2), a starter unit (42) positioned adjacent to said solid chemical substance (8), said starter unit (42) being adapted to provide energy to said solid chemical substance (8) for initiating a chemical reaction of said solid chemical substance (8) producing gaseous oxygen, and an outflow port (24, 124, 224, 330) in said housing (2) being in fluid communication with said solid chemical substance (8). According to the invention the solid chemical substance (8) comprises a recess (40) and said starter unit (42) is arranged at least partially inside said recess (40). The invention further relates to an emergency oxygen supply device in an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Günter Boomgaarden, Wolfgang Rittner, Mark Niedostatek, Rüdiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 9045235
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service device having a system of a gasper module and a lighting module for a passenger service unit of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting source in a housing of the lighting module for providing light and a gasper orifice in a housing of the gasper module for supply of gasper air, wherein the lighting module and the gasper module are assembled in a housing assembly of the service device, wherein the housing assembly is adapted to hold the lighting module and the gasper module essentially around an axis (Z) of the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Andreas Westphal, Rüdiger Meckes, Werner Granzeier, Torsten Kanitz, Hasko Rose, Alexander Berschin
  • Publication number: 20150036368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service device (1000) having a system of a gasper module (100) and a lighting module (200) for a passenger service unit of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting source in a housing of the lighting module (200) for providing light and a gasper orifice in a housing of the gasper module (100) for supply of gasper air, wherein the lighting module (200) and the gasper module (100) are assembled in a housing assembly of the service device, wherein the housing assembly (300) is adapted to hold the lighting module (200) and the gasper module (100) essentially around an axis (Z) of the housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Andreas Westphal, Rüdiger Meckes, Werner Granzeier, Torsten Kanitz, Hasko Rose, Alexander Berschin
  • Publication number: 20150008282
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device for an aircraft cabin, comprising a display adapted to display a plurality of stars. A further aspect of the invention is an aircraft cabin comprising such a display device and an aircraft cabin wall compartment comprising a plurality of wall sections and a plurality of light emitting means for individually illuminating each wall section, wherein said wall sections and said light emitting means form such a display device. According to the invention, said display is adapted to display a plurality of stars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Günter Boomgaarden, Rüdiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Michael Glück
  • Publication number: 20150008283
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft passenger service arrangement comprising one or more passenger service units for arrangement above a passenger seat, and a fixture member. The passenger service arrangement is characterized in that the fixture member is adapted for directly fixing the passenger service unit to a passenger seat in a defined relationship to each other. Further the invention relates to a seating device comprising an aircraft passenger service arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Günter Boomgaarden
  • Publication number: 20150000668
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen supply device for aircraft inhabitants, comprising a container, wherein an oxygen mask is positioned inside said container, a releasable cover and a latch mechanism comprising a latch locking said cover lid. According to the invention said latch mechanism comprises a permanent magnet interacting with a magnetisable element an exerting a magnetic holding force onto said magnetisable element to hold said latch in a locking position, wherein a solenoid is positioned adjacent to the permanent magnet, said solenoid being connected to a control unit said control unit being adapted to receive an opening signal and to provide a current flowing through said solenoid in response to such opening signal, wherein said solenoid is arranged and dimensioned such that the current flowing through said solenoid reduces said magnetic holding force to such a level that the latch is released in a n unlocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Andreas Westphal, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Frederik Hoffman, Romain Ducos, Günter Boomgaarden, Benjamin Fleczok
  • Patent number: 8858047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger service unit for an aircraft, comprising at least one light source and at least one passenger air supply device. According to the invention the passenger air supply device is adapted for applying a flow of air to the light source. Furthermore it relates to a method for providing light and fresh air to passenger of an aircraft by providing an air flow from an air supply device and light from a light source to the passenger. The method comprises applying an air flow from said passenger air supply device to said light source for cooling the light source by means of convection. Furthermore the invention relates to a method for assembling a passenger service unit and to an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Ruediger Meckes, Hasso Weinmann, Guenter Boomgaarden
  • Publication number: 20140007879
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oxygen supply device for aircraft inhabitants, comprising a first On-Board Oxygen System (OBOGS) unit connected to a first set of oxygen masks, wherein a second On-Board Oxygen System (OBOGS) unit connected to a second set of oxygen masks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Publication number: 20140007869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an emergency oxygen supply mask adapted for rescuing a passenger of an aircraft in an emergency situation, comprising: an oxygen mask having a mask body with a first opening for covering mouth and/or nose of the passenger and with a second opening connecting said first opening for providing breathable supply air. According to the invention the emergency oxygen supply mask comprises a physical reaction component connected to the mask body for receiving air, adapted for converting said air into supply air by a physical reaction between said air and a physical reaction material in said physical reaction component to produce oxygen-enriched air, and for supplying said oxygen-enriched air as the supply air to the first opening of the mask body and the physical reaction component is, in particular releasable, connected to a pressurized reservoir or manifold of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Publication number: 20140000592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulation device for a source of breathable gas, comprising a reaction medium adapted to perform an exothermic reaction for the production of breathable gas, the reaction medium surrounding an interior reaction volume having a breathable gas outlet. The invention further relates to a chemical oxygen generator system for the provision of breathable gas in an aircraft as well as to a method for regulating a source of breathable gas comprising the step of initiating an exothermic reaction of a reaction medium for the production of breathable gas, the reaction medium surrounding an interior reaction volume having a breathable gas outlet, wherein the breathable gas is flowing through the breathable gas outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Publication number: 20140003073
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger service unit comprising a reading light and a ventilation nozzle. The ventilation nozzle is pivotably mounted within a frame wherein the frame is fixed to the passenger service unit. A ring shape-element is arranged circumferentially around the ventilation nozzle and incorporates a plurality of light means providing a light beam to the passenger. The light means are adjusted by an adjustment means which effects a relative movement of the light means to the ring-shaped element. The ring-shaped element is immovable fixed to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm, Rüdiger Meckers, Hasso Weinmann
  • Publication number: 20140000593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chemical oxygen generator for an emergency oxygen supply device in an aircraft, said generator comprising a housing, a solid chemical substance comprising oxygen in chemically bound form arranged inside said housing and extending along a longitudinal axis of said housing, a starter unit positioned adjacent to said chemical substance, said starter unit being adapted to provide energy to said chemical substance for initiating a chemical reaction of said solid chemical substance producing gaseous oxygen, an outflow port in said housing being in fluid communication with said chemical substance. According to the invention said solid chemical substance extends from a starter region adjacent to the starter unit to an end region, wherein the contour length to surface ratio of a cross section of said chemical substance in said starter region is larger than the contour length to surface ratio of a cross section of said chemical substance in the end region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm