Patents by Inventor Joerg Weifenbach

Joerg Weifenbach 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: 10882619
    Abstract: A cabin arrangement for a vehicle includes a first lateral segment module having a first main extension axis, a second lateral segment module having a second main extension axis, and an aisle. The main extension axes run parallel to each other, wherein the first lateral segment module and the second lateral segment module are distanced from each other in a direction perpendicular to the main extension axes and enclose the aisle between each other. The aisle runs parallel to the main extension axes, and the first lateral segment module has a receiving space that receives serving trolleys. The receiving space has an opening that faces into the aisle. The receiving space is designed to receive serving trolleys arranged transverse to the first main extension axis and staggered parallel to the first main extension axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Tobias Dahms, Roland Lange, Jörg Weifenbach
  • Patent number: 10836491
    Abstract: A wall module for a cabin of a vehicle for separation of different cabin regions comprises a lower wall section having a fastener for fastening the wall module to a structurally fixed component fixed to the floor in the cabin, a surface-like rigid upper wall section converging with the lower wall section having a second fastener in a region of the wall module facing away from the lower wall section for fastening the wall module to a structurally fixed component fixed to the ceiling in the cabin. The upper wall section at least in a region comprises an arched curvature around a horizontal axis for adapting to the shape of a backrest of a seat. The wall module comprises at least one element stiffer than the upper wall section, which extends from a region adjacent the floor to a region adjacent the ceiling of the wall module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Jörg Weifenbach, Mark Herzog, Roland Lange
  • Patent number: 10676195
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for a vehicle cabin includes at least one first group of passenger seats with a first passenger seat and a second passenger seat, at least one third passenger seat, and an aisle extending parallel to a longitudinal axis. The first passenger seat or the third passenger seat is arranged directly adjacent to the aisle and with a seating direction extending parallel thereto. A seating direction of the second passenger seat is rotated relative to the seating direction of the first passenger seat by a first angle of at least 2°, and the first group of passenger seats and the third passenger seat are arranged adjacent to one another and have a longitudinal offset along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Jörg Weifenbach
  • Patent number: 10513338
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin area comprises a door aisle extending between two opposite aircraft doors and an aircraft monument arrangement. The door aisle has a door section adjacent each aircraft door. The monument arrangement comprises a first monument facing the door aisle in a monument section of the door aisle with an access side of the first monument. The monument section extends between the two opposite door sections. The monument arrangement further comprises at least one first trolley parking place for accommodating at least one trolley. The first trolley parking place is provided in the region of the door aisle monument section adjacent the first monument access side to enlarge a base area of the first monument when a trolley is parked therein. Further, at least one second trolley parking place for accommodating at least one trolley is provided in the region of at least one of the door sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Joerg Weifenbach
  • Patent number: 10287018
    Abstract: A seat arrangement includes a first group of seats having first and second passenger seats, a second group of seats having third and fourth passenger seats, a first aisle parallel to a longitudinal axis, and a second aisle parallel to the longitudinal axis. The first passenger seat is situated next to the first aisle with a seat direction parallel thereto, and the fourth passenger seat is situated next to the second aisle with a seat direction parallel thereto. The seat direction of the second passenger seat is angled by at least 2° relative to the seat direction of the first passenger seat. The seat direction of the third passenger seat is angled by at least 2° relative to the seat direction of the fourth passenger seat. The first and second groups are next to each other, and have a longitudinal offset relative to each other along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Jörg Weifenbach
  • Publication number: 20180208314
    Abstract: A cabin segment for a vehicle includes a first lateral segment module having a first main extension axis, a second lateral segment module having a second main extension axis, and an aisle arranged in the cabin segment. The main extension axes parallel to each other, and the first and second lateral segment modules are distanced from each other in a direction perpendicular to the main extension axes and enclose the aisle, which runs parallel to the main extension axes. At least one of the first lateral segment module and the second lateral segment module includes a lavatory accessible through a lavatory opening positioned outside the aisle. The first lateral segment module includes at least one receiving space to receive serving trolleys. The at least one receiving space has a receiving opening facing into the aisle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas HEIDTMANN, Tobias DAHMS, Roland LANGE, Markus WIRTH, Jörg WEIFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20180208317
    Abstract: A cabin arrangement for a vehicle includes a first lateral segment module having a first main extension axis, a second lateral segment module having a second main extension axis, and an aisle. The main extension axes run parallel to each other, wherein the first lateral segment module and the second lateral segment module are distanced from each other in a direction perpendicular to the main extension axes and enclose the aisle between each other. The aisle runs parallel to the main extension axes, and the first lateral segment module has a receiving space that receives serving trolleys. The receiving space has an opening that faces into the aisle. The receiving space is designed to receive serving trolleys arranged transverse to the first main extension axis and staggered parallel to the first main extension axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas HEIDTMANN, Tobias DAHMS, Roland LANGE, Jörg WEIFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20180134394
    Abstract: An aircraft seat kit with one aircraft seat, and an aircraft seat and cabin arrangement with at least two aircraft seats for being mounted one after the other onto a seat rail are described. The seat rail provides a grid with a pre-determined grid pitch for mounting the at least two aircraft seats. Each of the at least two aircraft seats includes: a seating structure, a support for supporting the seating structure, and one of two types of seat rail adapters for mounting the support onto the seat rail. The two types of seat rail adapters differ from each other in that they configure at least one aircraft seat with a different distance in a longitudinal direction between a seat reference point and a reference mounting position, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Weifenbach
  • Publication number: 20180072425
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin area comprises a door aisle extending between two opposite aircraft doors and an aircraft monument arrangement. The door aisle has a door section adjacent each aircraft door. The monument arrangement comprises a first monument facing the door aisle in a monument section of the door aisle with an access side of the first monument. The monument section extends between the two opposite door sections. The monument arrangement further comprises at least one first trolley parking place for accommodating at least one trolley. The first trolley parking place is provided in the region of the door aisle monument section adjacent the first monument access side to enlarge a base area of the first monument when a trolley is parked therein. Further, at least one second trolley parking place for accommodating at least one trolley is provided in the region of at least one of the door sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventor: Joerg Weifenbach
  • Publication number: 20180029713
    Abstract: A seat arrangement includes a first group of seats having first and second passenger seats, a second group of seats having third and fourth passenger seats, a first aisle parallel to a longitudinal axis, and a second aisle parallel to the longitudinal axis. The first passenger seat is situated next to the first aisle with a seat direction parallel thereto, and the fourth passenger seat is situated next to the second aisle with a seat direction parallel thereto. The seat direction of the second passenger seat is angled by at least 2° relative to the seat direction of the first passenger seat. The seat direction of the third passenger seat is angled by at least 2° relative to the seat direction of the fourth passenger seat. The first and second groups are next to each other, and have a longitudinal offset relative to each other along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jörg WEIFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20180022458
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for a vehicle cabin includes at least one first group of passenger seats with a first passenger seat and a second passenger seat, at least one third passenger seat, and an aisle extending parallel to a longitudinal axis. The first passenger seat or the third passenger seat is arranged directly adjacent to the aisle and with a seating direction extending parallel thereto. A seating direction of the second passenger seat is rotated relative to the seating direction of the first passenger seat by a first angle of at least 2°, and the first group of passenger seats and the third passenger seat are arranged adjacent to one another and have a longitudinal offset along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jörg WEIFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20170267350
    Abstract: A wall module for a cabin of a vehicle for separation of different cabin regions comprises a lower wall section having at least one first fastening means for fastening the wall module to at least one near-floor structurally fixed component in the cabin, a surface-like rigid upper wall section converging with the lower wall section having at least one second fastening means in a region of the wall module facing away from the lower wall section for fastening the wall module to at least one near-ceiling structurally fixed component in the cabin. The upper wall section at least in a region comprises an arched curvature around a horizontal axis for adapting to the shape of a backrest of a seat. The wall module comprises at least one edge stiffening element, which extends between a near-floor region and a near-ceiling region of the wall module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas HEIDTMANN, Jörg WEIFENBACH, Mark HERZOG, Roland LANGE