Patents by Inventor Mark Niedostatek

Mark Niedostatek 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: 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: 9345913
    Abstract: Detailed is an aircraft oxygen emergency device including a chemical oxygen generator, an oxygen supply line including a first line section connecting the chemical oxygen generator with a flow regulator unit, and a second line section connecting the flow regulator unit with at least one oxygen mask for supplying oxygen to a mouth or a nose (or both) of a person at a breathing pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rudiger Meckes, Gunter Boomgaarden, Mark Niedostatek
  • Patent number: 9296333
    Abstract: Described are lighting devices of passenger aircraft. Also described are methods of operating the devices as well as lighting systems and passenger service units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Mark Niedostatek, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgarden
  • 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: 9045079
    Abstract: Described are reading light units for a passenger service unit in an overhead panel above a number of passenger seats, including a reading light having a light source for emitting light to a passenger seat, an automatic adjustment arrangement, a beam forming element for adjusting the light beam geometrical properties, and a light forming element for adjusting the light optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek, Rüdiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Patent number: 9004403
    Abstract: The invention is related to a container for a supply unit, in particular an oxygen supply unit and/or a passenger supply unit (PSU), having a container well at least, wherein a container door can be pivotably joint at a container well's edge, in particular pivotable about a hinge at the container well's edge, wherein the container well at least consists of a sheet moulded compound material moulded from a composite of thermoset sheet material based on fiber-reinforced polymer matrices mainly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Gunter Boomgaarden, Mark Niedostatek, Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Rudiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 8979194
    Abstract: Passenger seat for a system of passenger seats of an aircraft cabin, comprising: a seat body, an energy harvesting system for providing electrical energy, in particular for use in the passenger seat electrical net and/or aircraft electrical net, wherein an energy harvesting device of the energy harvesting system is provided to the seat body, wherein the energy harvesting device is adapted for capturing from the seat body ambient energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes
  • 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: 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: 20130220317
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft oxygen emergency device comprising a chemical oxygen generator, an oxygen supply line including a first line section connecting said chemical oxygen generator with a flow regulator unit and a second line section connecting said flow regulator unit with at least one oxygen mask for supplying oxygen to mouth and/or nose of a person at a breathing pressure. According to the invention, said second line section comprises an upstream second line section connecting said flow regulator unit with a throttle unit and a downstream second line section connecting said throttle unit with the oxygen mask, wherein oxygen flowing from the chemical oxygen generator to the oxygen mask via said oxygen supply line passes through said throttle unit and said throttle unit has a cross section which is small enough to increase the pressure within the chemical oxygen generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: WOLFGANG RITTNER, Rudiger Meckes, Gunter Boomgaarden, Mark Niedostatek
  • Publication number: 20130026201
    Abstract: The invention is related to a container for a supply unit, in particular an oxygen supply unit and/or a passenger supply unit (PSU), having a container well at least, wherein a container door can be pivotably joint at a container well's edge, in particular pivotable about a hinge at the container well's edge, wherein the container well at least consists of a sheet moulded compound material moulded from a composite of thermoset sheet material based on fiber-reinforced polymer matrices mainly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: GUNTER BOOMGAARDEN, Mark Niedostatek, Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Rudiger Meckes
  • Publication number: 20130027954
    Abstract: Reading light unit for a passenger service unit in an overhead panel above a number of passenger seats, comprising: a reading light having a light source for emitting light to a passenger seat an automatic adjustment arrangement, wherein it is further provided: a beam forming element for adjusting the light beam geometrical properties, and a light forming element for adjusting the light optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: INTERTECHNIQUE
    Inventors: GUNTER BOOMGARDEN, Mark Niedostatek
  • Publication number: 20130020845
    Abstract: Passenger seat for a system of passenger seats of an aircraft cabin, comprising: a seat body, an energy harvesting system for providing electrical energy, in particular for use in the passenger seat electrical net and/or aircraft electrical net, wherein an energy harvesting device of the energy harvesting system is provided to the seat body, wherein the energy harvesting device is adapted for capturing from the seat body ambient energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Intertechnique
    Inventors: GUNTER BOOMGARDEN, MARK NIEDOSTATEK, WOLFGANG RITTNER
  • Patent number: 8171932
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oxygen breathing device for an aircraft, in particular for oxygen supply to crew member in a cockpit of an aircraft, comprising a filter unit having an inflow port and an outflow port, the filter unit being adapted to extract nitrogen from an air flow flowing from the inflow port to the outflow port through the filter unit, wherein the filter unit is adapted to receive compressed air, preferably, bleed air from a precompressor stage of a turbine driving the aircraft, or directly by a separate electrically driven compressor, via a bleed air supply line connected to the inflow port, a first pressure regulator in the bleed air supply line, a first water separator which is arranged in the bleed air supply line in flow direction of the bleed air before the first pressure regulator and a connection port which can be brought in fluid communication with said outflow port of the filter unit and which is adapted to be coupled to at least one oxygen supply mask via an oxygen supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Intertechnique, S.A.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rudiger Meckes, Mark Niedostatek
  • Publication number: 20100012116
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oxygen breathing device for an aircraft, in particular for oxygen supply to crew member in a cockpit of an aircraft, comprising a filter unit having an inflow port and an outflow port, the filter unit being adapted to extract nitrogen from an air flow flowing from the inflow port to the outflow port through the filter unit, wherein the filter unit is adapted to receive compressed air, preferably, bleed air from a precompressor stage of a turbine driving the aircraft, or directly by a separate electrically driven compressor, via a bleed air supply line connected to the inflow port, a first pressure regulator in the bleed air supply line, a first water separator which is arranged in the bleed air supply line in flow direction of the bleed air before the first pressure regulator and a connection port which can be brought in fluid communication with said outflow port of the filter unit and which is adapted to be coupled to at least one oxygen supply mask via an oxygen supply line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: INTERTECHNIQUE, S.A.
    Inventors: WOLFGANG RITTNER, RUDIGER MECKES, MARK NIEDOSTATEK
  • Publication number: 20100012125
    Abstract: Oxygen breathing devices, as well as methods of providing oxygen to passengers or crew members of aircraft, are detailed. The devices may include an oxygen flow path with an oxygen buffer connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: WOLFGANG RITTNER, Rudiger Meckes, Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek