Patents by Inventor Peter John Leslie Burd

Peter John Leslie Burd 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: 20200115057
    Abstract: A cart bay for an aircraft galley structure includes a housing defined by interior surfaces and capable of housing one or more removable galley carts in a secured position. Chilled air is introduced into the cart bay through a plenum of inlet to maintain perishable contents of the galley cart at a safe temperature. The side walls of the cart bay include rubstrip assemblies for guiding the galley carts in and out of the bay, absorbing impact and noise. The rubstrip assemblies may include a corrugated carrier layer behind a solid rubstrip; the corrugated carrier layer includes apertures for controlling and directing the flow of chilled air along the side walls to maximize the exterior surfaces of the galley carts reachable by the chilled air, separating the galley carts from the side walls and allowing chilled air to reach the side exterior surfaces of the galley carts via the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Rafal H. Chylinski, Nick Undricov, Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10556694
    Abstract: A modular chiller for an aircraft galley trolley compartment disposed below a galley work deck. The modular chiller includes an enclosure for components configured to chill air circulating throughout the trolley compartment. The modular chiller includes a heat exchanger for chilling air entering the enclosure from the trolley compartment through air return ports. The modular chiller includes a fan for directing air flow through the enclosure, wherein a speed of the fan is controllable by a controller thereby causing adjustment in a volume of the air passing through the heat exchanger. The modular chiller includes connection ports configured to couple the modular chiller to one or more aircraft systems, the connection ports including quick disconnect connections for aircraft line replacement units, wherein the plurality of connection ports comprise at least one connection port for supplying liquid refrigerant to the modular chiller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10518862
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, systems and methods for connecting a monument attachment apparatus to an aircraft panel include a monument attachment apparatus having a first aperture configured to receive a fastener, a user's fingers and a tool to fasten the fastener, as well as a pair of substantially parallel, and a second aperture in a plane substantially perpendicular to a plane of the first aperture which is configured to align with a corresponding receptacle disposed on a structural frame of an aircraft cabin. In connecting, a first plate is bonded to an interior surface of a first exterior wall of the panel, a second plate is bonded to an interior surface of a second interior wall of the panel, and a portion of a core of the panel is disposed in a gap between the pair of plates and bonded to a portion of an interior surface of each plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10488075
    Abstract: An apparatus for pre-heating potable water in aircraft with waste heat includes an air to water heat exchanger having a heat exchanger housing with an inlet end that receives heat from one or more of a galley insert exhaust air inlet, a galley appliance exhaust air inlet and an air chiller exhaust air inlet. A potable water supply inlet supplies potable water to the air to water heat exchanger, which transfers heat to the potable water, and a potable water supply outlet supplies heated potable water, such as to a galley insert or galley appliance, for example. An exhaust air outlet vents cooled exhaust air from the air to water heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10377493
    Abstract: A mobile galley cart including a wheeled insulated housing having a door configured to open to access to the interior of the housing, a thermoelectric chiller mounted near the bottom of the cart, cold air ducting in fluid communication with the thermoelectric chiller and opening to the interior of the housing, and warm air ducting including a warm air exhaust arranged to exhaust warm air from the mobile galley cart. A mobile galley cart system including a cart configured to dock at a separate service wall to provide service connections therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10315487
    Abstract: A solid-state cooling apparatus for a galley installed in an aircraft that includes at least one storage enclosure for containing chilled beverage and/or foods for storage and a solid-state air-to-air thermoelectric device having a hot side and a cold side mounted in the galley and having at least one fan for circulating chilled air in proximity to the storage enclosure. A waste heat capture device is provided and includes a hot air outlet for discharging waste heat from the hot side of the cooling thermoelectric devices into the aircraft exterior to the galley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-I Tsai, Peter John Leslie Burd, Richard Henry Jolley
  • Patent number: 10239618
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling airflow in a duct of an aircraft galley chiller includes first and second legs having ends connected together to form a vane, and free ends configured to be attached within the duct. A free end of one first leg may have a beveled edge, and the free end of the other leg may have a flat edge, and each leg may have one or more score lines to aid cutting lengths of the first and second legs. The legs are connected together at a predetermined fixed angle, or at an adjustable angle, such as by an adjustable hinge. A pair of opposing vanes may be attached within opposing sides of the duct to form a venturi within the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Publication number: 20190055022
    Abstract: A mobile galley cart including a wheeled insulated housing having a door configured to open to access to the interior of the housing, a thermoelectric chiller mounted near the bottom of the cart, cold air ducting in fluid communication with the thermoelectric chiller and opening to the interior of the housing, and warm air ducting including a warm air exhaust arranged to exhaust warm air from the mobile galley cart. A mobile galley cart system including a cart configured to dock at a separate service wall to provide service connections therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10124894
    Abstract: A chilled air distribution system for an aircraft galley service cart, comprising a first plenum on an upper surface of the service cart for directing chilled air over said cart. The cart bay door also includes a pair of diverting curved vanes along a vertical surface to divert air from one surface, such as a front door, to an adjacent surface such as a side wall. The side walls may be provided with a pair of rub strips for guiding air to the rear of the cart, where a return plenum vacuums and recirculates the chilled air back to the first plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Publication number: 20180281957
    Abstract: A solid state liquid-chilled bar unit for an aircraft galley includes a multilevel frame dimensioned to fit the galley and including stacked slots, each slot configured to fit a compartment. Warmer compartments include a liquid thermoelectric device (LTD) with “cold” and “hot” sides and a liquid heat exchanger (LHE) connected to the cold side. Scroll fans circulate air over a finned heat exchanger (on the LTD's hot side) to heat the compartment. Chiller compartments include LTDs with an LHE connected to the “hot” side, and may be bottle coolers or chiller drawers. Bottle coolers chill bottles or other containers via conductive contact with the LTD “cold” side, while chiller drawers chill air by circulating it over a finned heat exchanger on the “cold” side. Unchilled drawers store food, drink, or supplies at or near the ambient cabin temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-I Tsai, Peter John Leslie Burd, Richard Henry Jolley
  • Patent number: 10059454
    Abstract: A potable water supply and waste system for an aircraft galley is provided that includes a potable water distribution manifold in fluid communication with a potable water source. The potable water distribution manifold is configured to distribute water from the potable water source to a galley insert in a work deck of the aircraft galley. A galley insert drain line is connected to the galley insert for draining waste water from the galley insert into a sump. The sump, in turn, is connected to a main drain line for the potable water supply and waste system that is positioned below the work deck. A rotary, cruciform valve is connected in fluid communication with the potable water distribution manifold and the galley insert. The cruciform valve is selectively configured to allow the potable water source to supply or drain the entire system through the same manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Nicholas James Wilton Pearce
  • Patent number: 10040556
    Abstract: A chilled air plenum system for aircraft galleys adapted to be connected to a food cart bay for a food cart includes an air return plenum having a return airflow duct with a plurality of midline primary apertures and a plurality of secondary lateral side edge apertures for receiving return airflow from the food cart. The return airflow duct also includes a central lower resilient back stop and lateral side edge resilient back stops to prevent a cart from impacting the rear of the food cart bay. The return air plenum cab be at least partially integrated into a galley back wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10029795
    Abstract: An improved monument structure combining an integrated construction system with carbon fiber reinforced composites to form an exoskeleton chassis that significantly reduces the build times, manufacturing skill level requirements, post processing activities, and overall weight of a given aircraft monument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10018209
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an insert apparatus for creating an attachment point in an aircraft panel includes a flange insert configured for bonding against an inner surface of a skin of the aircraft panel such that a portion of a load from a component mounted to the attachment point is distributed through the skin. The flange insert may include a wide flange, a bore, and a central opening through the wide flange and the bore, and a nut including an enlarged end and a shaft, where the nut is disposed in the central opening of the flange such that the enlarged end is proximate the wide flange and the shaft extends along the bore. Upon bonding to the aircraft panel, the bore may extend from an underside of the wide flange to proximate an outer surface of the skin of the aircraft panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Venkata Prasanth Suman Neti
  • Patent number: 10016055
    Abstract: A chiller for an aircraft galley beverage cart compartment is disclosed wherein a liquid cooled chiller is located in the cart compartment vertically oriented against a back wall. The chiller engages the carts and circulates chilled air efficiently with a reduced footprint, allowing the depth of the cart compartment to be reduced. The unit includes a proportioning valve to control the amount of fluid through the heat exchanger and a distribution block on the post-cooling side to efficiently route the spent refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 10017254
    Abstract: A four-way distribution valve is provided that allows for efficient filling and drainage of a potable water supply and waste system including a potable water distribution manifold and water filter in a commercial aircraft galley. The water distribution valve includes a cruciform manifold having a filter drain port connected to the water filter, two supply manifold ports connected to the potable water distribution manifold, and a drainage discharge port. A rotary closure element within the cruciform manifold actuates in accordance with four selectable filling and discharge modes for the valve to fill and drain potable water in the potable water supply and waste system. As a result, the valve can be used to fill the potable water supply system with potable water before a flight, and to selectively drain potable water from the potable water distribution manifold, the water filter, or both after a flight, all through the same valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Leslie Burd, Nicholas James Wilton Pearce
  • Patent number: 9987902
    Abstract: A universal modular ducting apparatus for chilled aircraft galleys for either air over or air through carts has modular primary supply and return duct assemblies. Outlet port connection adapters are configured to connect chiller supply air duct outlet ports to either air through or air over configurations of aircraft galley food carts. The supply and return duct assemblies are internally insulated, and may be made from thermoformed plastic, prepreg, or a carbon fiber reinforced composite. Supply duct upper and lower portions may be connected by a connection adapter, and return duct upper and lower portions may be connected by a connection adapter, allowing the supply duct upper portion and the return duct upper portion to overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 9988831
    Abstract: A rotary latch assembly for a galley cart compartment door is disclosed comprising a barrel member rotating on a spindle and a handle connected to the barrel member. An interfering block outside the barrel member can prevent rotation of the barrel member when engaged with the barrel member, and be displaced by a lock button diametrically opposed with the interfering block. The handle of the rotary latch bears against the door in a locked position to prevent the door from opening, and the button when depressed releases the barrel member to rotate and the handle to pivot out of the path of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: D842786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd