Patents by Inventor Guillaume DE ALMEIDA

Guillaume DE ALMEIDA 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: 11708145
    Abstract: A hinge assembly 8a for an aircraft component including first and second hinge plates 9, 10, having an aerodynamic surface. A first seal assembly 28 to 32 is provided and arranged to seal between the aerodynamic surfaces of the hinge plates. A second seal assembly 38 to 42 is arranged to seal between the undersides of the hinge plates in order to reduce pressure leakage between voids under the hinge. The provision of two seal assemblies, each having a dedicated function, addresses the competing demands made on the sealing arrangement of an aircraft hinge assembly in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Russell Older, Paul Morrell, Ryan Holland, Oliver Marks, Pierre-Antoine Combes, Guillaume De Almeida
  • Publication number: 20220177117
    Abstract: A hinge assembly 8a for an aircraft component comprises first and second hinge plates 9, 10, each hinge plate including a plurality of fingers 13 to 17. The fingers of the first and second hinge plates are interleaved. A seal assembly 28 to 32 is provided between at least some of the fingers. The provision of a hinge including interposed fingers allows for a hinge assembly having a complex aerodynamic profile to be made, while the sealing function is performed by the seals filling the gaps between the fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Russell OLDER, Paul MORRELL, Ryan HOLLAND, Oliver MARKS, Pierre-Antoine COMBES, Guillaume DE ALMEIDA
  • Publication number: 20220177112
    Abstract: A hinge assembly 8a for an aircraft component including first and second hinge plates 9, 10, having an aerodynamic surface. A first seal assembly 28 to 32 is provided and arranged to seal between the aerodynamic surfaces of the hinge plates. A second seal assembly 38 to 42 is arranged to seal between the undersides of the hinge plates in order to reduce pressure leakage between voids under the hinge. The provision of two seal assemblies, each having a dedicated function, addresses the competing demands made on the sealing arrangement of an aircraft hinge assembly in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Russell OLDER, Paul MORRELL, Ryan HOLLAND, Oliver MARKS, Pierre-Antoine COMBES, Guillaume DE ALMEIDA