Patents by Inventor Neil R. Elshaw

Neil R. Elshaw 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: 10766619
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an upper monument attachment system is provided for retaining aircraft monuments, the system including a first support, a second support, and a joiner connecting a first end of the first support and a first end of the second support, a stay having a first end pivotably connected to the joiner, a tie rod configured to connect the joiner to an attachment point of the aircraft, a first rail having a first base configured to connect to an upper surface of the monument and a first facing configured to connect to the first support and the second support, and a second rail having a second base configured to connect to the upper surface of the monument and a second facing configured to connect to a second end of the stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Cheeyuan Poey Lo
  • Publication number: 20180016011
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an intermediate retaining assembly secures a rearmost equipment item of at least two horizontally-stacked equipment items within an aircraft galley compartment. The intermediate retaining assembly may include a manual control coupled to a first end of a rod where rotation of the manual control causes rotation of the rod. A retaining lever may engage a second end of the rod upon moving the rod to an axially extended position such that rotation of the rod causes the retaining lever to rotate between a position for securing the rearmost equipment item and a position for removing the rearmost equipment item from or inserting into the compartment. A mounting plate may be secured to an interior surface of the compartment and may have a recess for receiving the retaining lever, preventing the retaining lever from interfering with the equipment item during insertion into or release from the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Sam Foster, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti, Allan Coombs, Donna Charlene Brownlie, Merv Davidson, Elizabeth M. Payne
  • Publication number: 20180016012
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an aircraft galley ducting assembly provides airflow to at least one compartment of an aircraft galley monument. The ducting assembly may include a supply air duct that provides a supply airflow path to a compartment that includes an inlet port mounted to a compartment surface. A return air duct may provide an exit airflow path for return air that has circulated throughout the compartment and includes an outlet port mounted to the compartment surface. An airflow adjustment apparatus with an airflow adjustment surface is positioned within the supply airflow path of the supply air duct or the exit airflow path of the return air duct to cause a modification of airflow properties for air passing across or through the airflow adjustment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Sam Foster, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti, Allan Coombs, Donna Charlene Brownlie, Merv Davidson, Elizabeth M. Payne
  • Publication number: 20180016009
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an upper monument attachment system is provided for retaining aircraft monuments, the system including a first support, a second support, and a joiner connecting a first end of the first support and a first end of the second support, a stay having a first end pivotably connected to the joiner, a tie rod configured to connect the joiner to an attachment point of the aircraft, a first rail having a first base configured to connect to an upper surface of the monument and a first facing configured to connect to the first support and the second support, and a second rail having a second base configured to connect to the upper surface of the monument and a second facing configured to connect to a second end of the stay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Sam Foster, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti, Allan Coombs, Donna Charlene Brownlie, Merv Davidson, Elizabeth M. Payne
  • Publication number: 20180016013
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, a retaining assembly secures an equipment item within an aircraft galley compartment. The retaining assembly may include a turn button assembly including a turn button connected to a front edge of the galley compartment to secure the equipment item within the galley compartment. The turn button rotates between a first position for allowing insertion or release of the equipment item from the galley compartment and a second position for securing the equipment item within the galley compartment. A turn button recess on an inner surface of a panel door that is coupled to an edge of an opening for the galley compartment receives the turn button of the turn button assembly when the turn button is in the second position to allow the panel door to fully close over the opening for the galley compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Sam Foster, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti, Allan Coombs, Donna Charlene Brownlie, Merv Davidson, Elizabeth M. Payne
  • Publication number: 20180016014
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a modular galley monument for an aircraft cabin includes a first side panel, a second side panel, and an upper surface connecting the first side panel and the second side panel. The modular galley monument may include dividers partitioning the monument into a number of compartments. The monument may include an upper monument portion and a lower monument portion connected at a periphery via a seal allowing for vertical deflection between the first monument portion and the second monument portion of at least one inch while maintaining contact with both. The monument may include an integrated heating appliance for a compartment, including an insulation shell, a heated compartment positioned within the insulation shell, an electrical heating unit disposed within the insulation shell and configured to provide heat energy to the heated compartment. and a door assembly rotatably connected about an opening of the heated compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Sam Foster, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti, Allan Coombs, Donna Charlene Brownlie, Merv Davidson, Elizabeth M. Payne
  • Publication number: 20180016018
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an aircraft galley ducting assembly provides airflow to at least one compartment of an aircraft galley monument. The ducting assembly may include a supply air duct that provides a supply airflow path to a compartment that includes an inlet port mounted to a compartment surface. A return air duct may provide an exit airflow path for return air that has circulated throughout the compartment and includes an outlet port mounted to the compartment surface. An airflow adjustment apparatus with an airflow adjustment surface is positioned within the supply airflow path of the supply air duct or the exit airflow path of the return air duct to cause a modification of airflow properties for air passing across or through the airflow adjustment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Neil R. Elshaw, Sam Foster, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti, Allan Coombs, Donna Charlene Brownlie, Merv Davidson, Elizabeth M. Payne