Patents by Inventor Javier Valdes De La Garza

Javier Valdes De La Garza 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: 20200238880
    Abstract: A deployable infill assembly and passenger seat construction. The infill assembly includes a cushion element deployable laterally along a low trajectory from a stowed position to a deployed position. The cushion assembly is coupled to a frame carrying guide tracks for guiding movement of the cushion assembly between the stowed and deployed positions. The cushion assembly is selectively deployable for use as a leg support, table or to complete a continuous bed. The infill assembly is packaged in a compact footprint well-suited for aircraft applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Javier Valdes De La Garza, Benji S. Meadows, Ryan J. Suhre
  • Patent number: 10450072
    Abstract: A passenger seat including an adjustable seat pan and a seatback segmented into at least lower and upper portions, wherein a drive link moveable in response to seat pan motion moves between cam followers on the lower and upper seatback portions to drive movement of the seatback portions to control the angle therebetween to achieve various angular relationships in various sitting and sleeping positions of the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Publication number: 20190161193
    Abstract: A passenger seat including an adjustable seat pan and a seatback segmented into at least lower and upper portions, wherein a drive link moveable in response to seat pan motion moves between cam followers on the lower and upper seatback portions to drive movement of the seatback portions to control the angle therebetween to achieve various angular relationships in various sitting and sleeping positions of the passenger seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Publication number: 20190152606
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat adapted for maintaining a seated passenger in a recline position in the seat during TTOL of a passenger aircraft. The seat includes a seat carriage mounted for fore and aft translating movement relative to a deck of the aircraft, with a seat pan base mounted on the seat carriage for translating movement with the seat carriage. A seat pan is mounted for articulating movement relative to the seat pan base about a first pivot positioned on the seat pan base. A seat back is mounted for articulating movement about a second pivot positioned on the seat pan base proximate the first pivot on the seat pan base. The seat pan and the seat back are positioned for independent pivotal adjustment within a predetermined range of motion to permit the seat pan and seat back to move to a zero gravity recline position with the passenger's knees positioned above the passenger's hip region, providing resistance to forward movement of the passenger in the seat during TTOL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Javier Valdes De La Garza, Daniel I. Udriste, Mark B. Dowty
  • Patent number: 10266271
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, an adjustable aircraft passenger seat includes a seat bottom; a legrest moveably connected to the seat bottom that articulates between a legrest vertical and a legrest horizontal positions; a lower seatback moveably connected to the seat bottom to be articulated between a lower seatback vertical and a lower seatback horizontal positions; and an upper seatback moveably connected to the lower seatback to be articulated between an upper seatback vertical and an upper seatback horizontal positions. The articulation of the legrest, the articulation of the lower seat back, and the articulation of the upper seatback may be configured to articulate the adjustable aircraft passenger seat from an upright sitting to a horizontal sleeping position, through an in-bed lounge sitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Michael Beroth
  • Patent number: 10000288
    Abstract: A laterally and recline adjustable aircraft passenger seat assembly including a seat, spaced forward and rear rails, a seat recline motion assembly attached to the seat and slidable along the length of the spaced forward and rear rails and including a first actuator dedicated for seat recline motion, and a lateral seat motion assembly disposed between the spaced forward and rear rails and including a second linear actuator dedicated for driving lateral motion of the seat recline motion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Catalin Bunea
  • Patent number: 9944396
    Abstract: An adjustable aircraft passenger seat including a seat bottom, a legrest adjustable in angle relative to the seat bottom, a seatback adjustable in angle relative to the seat bottom, the seatback segmented into a lower seatback and an upper seatback, the lower seatback adjustable in angle relative to the seat bottom and the upper seatback adjustable in angle relative to the lower seatback, and a headrest adjustable in height relative to the upper seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Publication number: 20170259921
    Abstract: A seating arrangement for a cabin of a passenger aircraft that includes 5-abreast passenger accommodation suites, each including a privacy wall and a seat movable between a seating position and a lie-flat bed position, and adapted to be laterally positioned in the aircraft cabin in respective adjacent outboard, middle and inboard positions. Three of the suites are adapted to be positioned in a longitudinally-offset position in relation to each other and defining respective ingress/egress paths to a cabin aisle extending along a longitudinal axis of the aircraft cabin adjacent the third suite. Two of the suites are positioned in a longitudinally-offset position in relation to each other and defining respective ingress/egress paths on the opposite side of the cabin aisle. At least some of the suites define an angular offset relative to the longitudinal axis of the cabin aisle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Javier Valdes De La Garza, Glenn A. Johnson, Daniel I. Udriste, Alexander N. Pozzi, Mark B. Dowty
  • Publication number: 20170015423
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, an adjustable aircraft passenger seat includes a seat bottom; a legrest moveably connected to the seat bottom that articulates between a legrest vertical and a legrest horizontal positions; a lower seatback moveably connected to the seat bottom to be articulated between a lower seatback vertical and a lower seatback horizontal positions; and an upper seatback moveably connected to the lower seatback to be articulated between an upper seatback vertical and an upper seatback horizontal positions. The articulation of the legrest, the articulation of the lower seat back, and the articulation of the upper seatback may be configured to articulate the adjustable aircraft passenger seat from an upright sitting to a horizontal sleeping position, through an in-bed lounge sitting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel UDRISTE, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Michael BEROTH
  • Publication number: 20160288910
    Abstract: A laterally and recline adjustable aircraft passenger seat assembly including a seat, spaced forward and rear rails, a seat recline motion assembly attached to the seat and slidable along the length of the spaced forward and rear rails and including a first actuator dedicated for seat recline motion, and a lateral seat motion assembly disposed between the spaced forward and rear rails and including a second linear actuator dedicated for driving lateral motion of the seat recline motion assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Catalin Bunea
  • Patent number: 9284055
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that includes a linkage assembly interconnecting a seat pan assembly, seat back assembly and leg rest assembly whereby, as the seat carriage assembly is moved aft the seat pan assembly and the seat back assembly simultaneously adjust to maintain a predetermined seating position during an initial recline motion with the leg rest assembly remaining in a retracted position below the seat pan assembly. The leg rest assembly progressively elevates into a leg-supporting position during a subsequent recline motion as the back rest assembly and seat pan assembly progressively recline towards a lie-flat configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beroth, Dan Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Patent number: 9227729
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat including a seat base frame, a seatback and a seat bottom configured to horizontally translate relative to the seat base frame, a first actuator arranged to drive seat translation, and a second actuator arranged to drive seatback recline, the dual actuators working in parallel to increase the speed of horizontal translation and combine the recline function into one continuous motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Michael Beroth
  • Patent number: 9174737
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat configured to recline and including a seatpan pivotally attached to a seatback, a spreader defining a non-linear guide path controlling the seatpan angle as the seat reclines, translating seatback linkage defining a non-linear guide path controlling the seatback angle as the seat reclines, and a drive link arranged to translate horizontally relative to the spreader to drive seat recline motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beroth, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Daniel Udriste
  • Publication number: 20150274301
    Abstract: An adjustable aircraft passenger seat including a seat bottom, a legrest adjustable in angle relative to the seat bottom, a seatback adjustable in angle relative to the seat bottom, the seatback segmented into a lower seatback and an upper seatback, the lower seatback adjustable in angle relative to the seat bottom and the upper seatback adjustable in angle relative to the lower seatback, and a headrest adjustable in height relative to the upper seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Publication number: 20140300161
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat configured to recline and including a seatpan pivotally attached to a seatback, a spreader defining a non-linear guide path controlling the seatpan angle as the seat reclines, translating seatback linkage defining a non-linear guide path controlling the seatback angle as the seat reclines, and a drive link arranged to translate horizontally relative to the spreader to drive seat recline motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beroth, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Daniel Udriste
  • Publication number: 20140300145
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that includes a linkage assembly interconnecting a seat pan assembly, seat back assembly and leg rest assembly whereby, as the seat carriage assembly is moved aft the seat pan assembly and the seat back assembly simultaneously adjust to maintain a predetermined seating position during an initial recline motion with the leg rest assembly remaining in a retracted position below the seat pan assembly. The leg rest assembly progressively elevates into a leg-supporting position during a subsequent recline motion as the back rest assembly and seat pan assembly progressively recline towards a lie-flat configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beroth, Dan Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Publication number: 20140300162
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat including a seat base frame, a seatback and a seat bottom configured to horizontally translate relative to the seat base frame, a first actuator arranged to drive seat translation, and a second actuator arranged to drive seatback recline, the dual actuators working in parallel to increase the speed of horizontal translation and combine the recline function into one continuous motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Michael Beroth
  • Patent number: 8696065
    Abstract: An adjustable headrest for an aircraft seat including a headrest configured to simultaneously horizontally translate and rotate relative to a seatback, an actuating element that urges against the seatback to drive the simultaneous horizontal translation and rotation of the headrest, and linkage interconnecting the headrest with the actuating element and driving movement of the headrest in response to movement of the actuating element. An aircraft passenger seat including an adjustable headrest configured to horizontally translate and rotate relative to the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Vladimir Nastevski
  • Publication number: 20130247590
    Abstract: A dynamic chilled mini-bar includes: a cover; a movable compartment translatable to expose an interior thereof from behind the cover; and a cooling device operable to cool the interior of the movable compartment. A piece of integrated entertainment equipment in a vehicle includes: a dynamic chilled mini-bar movably installed on the integrated entertainment equipment; and an actuator coupled with at least one of a side of the integrated entertainment equipment and the movable compartment, the actuator being operable to translate the movable compartment. A method of operating a dynamic chilled mini-bar includes: receiving an input signal to translate a movable compartment of the dynamic chilled mini-bar from a first position to a second position with respect to a cover of the dynamic chilled mini-bar; and linearly translating the movable compartment to the second position according to the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Qiao Lu, William Godecker, Javier Valdes De La Garza
  • Patent number: 8534759
    Abstract: A passenger seat includes a seat back pivotably connected to a seat pan assembly, an armrest pivotally connected to the seat back, and a main linkage pivotably connected to the seat pan assembly at a first pivot point defining a first pivot axis. The main linkage is interconnected to the seat back through a secondary linkage and the main linkage is also interconnected to the armrest through a guide member that travels within a guide slot carried on the armrest and defining a guide pathway. Inclination of the seat back with respect to the seat pan assembly pivots the main link about the first pivot axis with respect to the seat pan assembly, which vertically moves the armrest with respect to the seat pan assembly, and maintains an upper surface of the armrest in substantially parallel relation with the seat pan assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Valdes De La Garza, Catalin Bunea, Daniel Udriste