Patents by Inventor Marco HOLLM

Marco HOLLM 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: 20200164233
    Abstract: A vehicle oxygen indication system that includes at least one oxygen source, and a plurality of oxygen assemblies. Each oxygen assembly includes a hose, a switch, a mask, and a flow indicator. The hose includes a lumen through which oxygen can flow from the oxygen source to the mask. The switch is switchable between a normal state when oxygen is not flowing from the oxygen source to the mask and a flow state where oxygen flows to the mask. When the switch is in the flow state, the flow indicator is switched from a static state to an indication state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Etienne Tomasena, Rudiiger Meckes, Marco Hollm, Andreas Westphal
  • Publication number: 20200030642
    Abstract: A hose that includes a main body portion that defines a lumen extending therethrough and includes an outer surface, at least a first axially extending protrusion extending outwardly from the main body portion, and at least a first axially extending slot defined in the outer surface of the main body portion. The hose defines a hose axis. A portion of the first axially extending protrusion is secured in a portion of the first axially extending slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rudiger Meckes, Marco Hollm, Etienne Tomasena, Andreas Westphal
  • Patent number: 9988150
    Abstract: A container for an oxygen supply unit is described. The container may have a container well, wherein a container door can be pivotably joined at a container well's edge, wherein the container is provided with a sensor system, adapted to indicate a status and/or change of status of the door, in particular relative to the well. A system of an arrangement of a number of oxygen supply devices in a ceiling-panel along an aircraft cabin, in particular along an aircraft cabin alley of seats, also is described, wherein each oxygen supply unit is stored in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek, Rudiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9327146
    Abstract: This invention relates to cabin service arrangement assigned to at least one passenger seat in a seat row of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting unit for providing a light projection and at least one man machine interface for operating the lighting unit, wherein the at least one man machine interface is associated with an initiating unit for providing an activation of the lighting unit and a deactivation unit for receiving an indication for deactivation of the light projection, wherein the deactivation is initializable by an external signal, and wherein the light projection from the lighting unit comprises an illumination, the illumination being adapted to effect a cabin attendant call. According to the invention the illumination is adapted to be projected to a projection spot outside of the seat row, and the deactivation of the illumination is effectable from outside of the seat row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Marco Hollm
  • Publication number: 20150035424
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage device system adapted for integration into the ceiling part of a passenger cabin of an aircraft, comprising: a stowage housing of a stowage bin and an external housing part, wherein the stowage housing is adapted to provide a lower position and an upper position, and the stowage housing is mounted pivotal relative to the external housing part. According to the invention a space between the stowage housing and the external housing part, is defined as an application-space, wherein an emergency oxygen unit for at least on passenger is placed in the application-space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Marco Hollm, Craig Damlo, Scott Jackson, Matt Bandinelli
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140060545
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for ejecting an oxygen mask. The apparatus comprises a housing (3) provided with a housing opening (9) and having a housing cover (5) which can be moved between a closed position (7) in which the housing opening (9) is covered at least in sections by the housing cover (5), and an open position (50), an oxygen mask (12; 13) disposed inside the housing (3), in the closed position (7), and an ejector strap (20; 22) having one end (25; 27) which is connected to the housing cover (5). The invention is further characterized in that the ejector strap (20; 22) co-operates in the closed position (7) with a side of the oxygen mask (12; 13) which faces away from the housing cover (5), such that the oxygen mask (12; 13) is ejected from the housing (3) by the housing cover (5) moving into the open position (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Andreas Westphal
  • 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: 20140001062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for an oxygen supply unit, having a container well at least, wherein a container door can be pivotably joint at a container well's edge, wherein the container is provided with a sensor system, adapted to indicate a status and/or change of status of the door, in particular relative to the well. The invention further relates to a system of an arrangement of a number of oxygen supply devices of claim 11 in a ceiling-panel along an aircrafts cabin, in particular along an aircrafts cabin alley of seats, wherein each oxygen supply unit is stored in a container, in particular in a container according to one of claims 1 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek, Rudiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140000591
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen device for at least one passenger of an aircraft, comprising a chemical oxygen generator and/or oxygen pressure cylinder including an oxygen source and a starter unit adapted for initiating a reaction in said oxygen source producing oxygen, at least one oxygen mask each connected with the oxygen source such that an oxygen fluid flow from said oxygen source after said starter unit has initiated the reaction is receivable at the oxygen mask, an activation assembly for activating the starter unit, and whereby the activation assembly comprises an actuator assembly comprising a shape memory material based actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek, Rudiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Publication number: 20140003659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger service unit for installation inside an aircraft cabin comprising a passenger service device, a control unit, coupled to the passenger service device for transmitting control signals comprising an imaging device oriented to acquire a sequence of images out of a predetermined observed area and an image analysis device coupled for signal transmission to said imaging device and adapted to analyze a static geometric structure within said observed area out of a single image of said imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Frederik Hoffmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, 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