Patents by Inventor Peter Linde

Peter Linde 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: 20210362860
    Abstract: A structural component for an aircraft including at least one heatable component section having a layer structure including an inner base structure, at least one heating layer having carbon allotropes embedded in a matrix material, at least one first group of consecutive layers including at least one anode layer, at least one first insulating layer, and at least one cathode layer having an electroactive coating. The first group of layers are arranged between the inner base structure and the at least one heating layer, and at least one protective layer is arranged outside the heating layer. The first group of layers constitute a structural battery. The at least one anode layer and the at least one cathode layer are electrically connectable with the heating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Peter LINDE, Elmar BONACCURSO
  • Patent number: 11142161
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt deflector with a main element (100) that can be attached to the structure of a vehicle, and with a belt support element (200) that is movable relative to the main element (100) and forms a support surface (231) or support edge for a safety belt (20) to be deflected. According to the invention, the belt deflector comprises an intermediate element (300, 400) that is deformed when the movable belt support element (200) is moved relative to the main element (100), in the direction of the intermediate element (300, 400), and because of this deformation is pressed against the safety belt (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Yves Clauss, Heinrich Einsiedel, Gerhard Frey, Peter Linde, Rainer Mangold, Thomas Bertram
  • Patent number: 11122649
    Abstract: An electrically heatable layer stack is disclosed. The electrically heatable layer stack includes at least two substrate layers, and at least one carbon nanotubes-, CNT-, layer, which is arranged between the substrate layers and which is configured to conduct an electric current. The substrate layers and the at least one CNT-layer are configured to produce heating of at least one of the substrate layers when an electric current is applied to the at least one CNT-layer. A vehicle assembly group, an aircraft, a method and a system for manufacturing an electrically heatable layer stack are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Linde
  • Publication number: 20210237859
    Abstract: A vortex generator apparatus for an aircraft includes a surface section having a receiving recess, a vortex generator having a first edge, an opposite second edge and a vortex generator surface component extending from the first edge to the second edge, wherein the first edge is fixedly arranged in or adjacent to the receiving recess. The vortex generator surface component includes at least one electroactive polymer assembly, wherein the at least one electroactive polymer is switchable into an extended state by applying an electrical voltage and into a neutral state by removing the electrical voltage. The electroactive polymer assembly and the vortex generator surface component are configured to retract the vortex generator surface component completely into the receiving recess in the neutral state of the electroactive polymer assembly and to extend the vortex generator surface component from the receiving recess in the extended state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Peter LINDE, Matthias HEGENBART, Hermann BENTHIEN
  • Patent number: 11075384
    Abstract: A battery cell includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator between the anode and the cathode, wherein at least one of the anode or the cathode includes at least a carbon fiber ply comprising carbon fibers, the carbon fiber ply having a thickness of less than 90 micrometers. Also disclosed are a battery and an aircraft including such battery cell, and a method for manufacturing such battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Leif Asp, Dan Zenkert, Maciej Wysocki, Fredrik Ohlsson, Christian Metzner
  • Publication number: 20210212414
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt deflector (10) having a main element (20) which is fastenable to a vehicle structure, and a belt contact element (30) which is movable in relation to the main element (20) and forms a belt contact face (SA30) or belt contact edge for a seat belt (40) that is to be deflected, wherein the belt deflector (10) has a deformable intermediate element (50) which, during a relative movement of the movable belt contact element (30) relative to the main element (20) in the direction of the intermediate element (50), is deformed and is pressed against the seat belt (40) by this deformation. According to the invention, provision is made that the belt contact element (30) forms a mating clamping face (G30), and a belt strap portion (41) of the seat belt (40) is arranged between the intermediate element (50) and the mating clamping face (G30), and, during said relative movement, the intermediate element (50) presses the belt strap portion (41) onto the mating clamping face (G30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Marc BRANDT, Uwe KLAIBER, Gerhard FREY, Peter LINDE, Joachim NUSSELER, Walter BIRK
  • Patent number: 11052487
    Abstract: A method for laser shock peening of a component, in particular at points that are difficult to access, includes the steps of: supplying a first end of a flexible optical waveguide, which end is designed in the form of an optical waveguide brush having a plurality of divergent optical waveguide fibres, to a point of the component to be treated by laser shock peening; generating laser shock pulses, which are coupled in at a second end of the optical waveguide, by a laser beam source; and discharging the laser shock pulses by the optical waveguide brush into a process zone at the point of the component to be treated. A use of an optical waveguide brush, a system for laser shock peening of a component, and a mobile laser shock treatment station are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias Hegenbart, Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 11038200
    Abstract: A structural component for a vehicle has a battery construction having a solid-electrolyte matrix material, a first layer of carbon fibres having a cathode-active coating, embedded in said solid-electrolyte matrix material, a second layer of carbon fibres without a cathode-active coating, embedded in said solid-electrolyte matrix material, and at least one electrically isolating barrier layer disposed between said first layer and said second layer. The structural component has a first collector layer and a second collector layer disposed on the first layer and the second layer, respectively, on a side that faces away from the barrier layer. The first collector layer and the second collector layer are configured from a flexible, moldable and porous layer of carbon allotropes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Christian Karch
  • Patent number: 10994832
    Abstract: A riblet film for reducing the air resistance of aircraft, comprising a suspension with magnetic particles enclosed therein. Depending on the pattern of a magnetic field acting on the riblet film, the magnetic field that is acting can be made visible, at least in certain regions, by changing the orientation of the magnetic particles. The riblet film allows an inspection of the aircraft structure located under the riblet film through the riblet film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Matthias Hegenbart
  • Patent number: 10994493
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for welding a first object to a second object, wherein the first object is produced from a thermoset and comprises a thermoplastic material outer layer, wherein the second object comprises at least one thermoplastic material outer layer. In addition, a layer of carbon nanotubes is applied to the thermoplastic material outer layer of the first object, and the second object is placed onto the first object. At least some of the thermoplastic material outer layer of the second object lies atop the applied layer of carbon nanotubes. In addition, a potential is applied to the layer of carbon nanotubes, such that an electrical current flows through the carbon nanotubes, wherein the thermoplastic material outer layer of the first object and the thermoplastic material outer layer of the second object are heated and are welded to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Brian Wardle
  • Patent number: 10987877
    Abstract: A method for producing a vehicle component from a fiber-reinforced plastic including providing a skin panel having an inner side, outer side and mounting portion. The skin panel is a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic material. At least one stiffening component has a connection surface. The stiffening component is a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic material. The stiffening component and skin panel are contacted wherein the connection surface lies on the mounting portion. The method includes areally warming a joining zone so the stiffening component and skin panel are welded together. The joining zone is cooled. A determined geometry of the combination of stiffening component and skin panel is compared with a predefinable geometry. The joining zone is re-warmed, deforming the stiffening component and the skin panel, and the method includes cooling in order to attain the predefinable geometry if the determined geometry deviates from the predefinable geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10981652
    Abstract: A panelling part for a cabin of a means of transportation is proposed, which includes at least one display unit and at least one control unit, which are produced by printing and equipping at least one film, which is applied to a panelling element. The control unit can communicate wirelessly with an external electronics unit, so that the panelling part only requires a power terminal to implement electronic functions. Functions can be retrofitted easily by replacing the at least one film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Dennis Hahn, Guido Kaiser, Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10893614
    Abstract: For the purpose of simple integration of conductor circuits into composite material components, a method and an apparatus for producing composite material components of this kind are proposed, wherein a conductor circuit is printed onto or applied in some other way to a support, is provided with a thermally activatable adhesive and then the support is applied to a blank of the composite material component for joint curing. The curing at high pressure and high temperature creates a strong connection between the conductor circuit and the composite material component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, AIRBUS INDIA OPERATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Santosh Thukaram, Shubham Shukla, Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10885214
    Abstract: Validating additively manufactured components is carried out by transmitting to a distributed validation network printing specification data for a component that is to be additively manufactured, validating the printing specification data, and adding the printing specification data, together with a cryptographically encoded checksum, to a print history log, transmitting the printing specification to a 3D printing device, and implementing a generative manufacturing process for the component that is to be additively manufactured in accordance with the transmitted printing specification data. While the generative manufacturing process is being carried out, in each case following specified manufacturing stages, a plurality of manufacturing parameters prevailing in the preceding manufacturing stage are transmitted to the distributed validation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Claus Gosch, Peter Linde, Matthias Hegenbart
  • Publication number: 20200407074
    Abstract: A power supply unit includes a housing having at least one input terminal and at least one output terminal, an AC-DC converter which is arranged in the housing and which is connected to the input terminal, a DC-DC converter which is arranged in the housing and which is connected to the output terminal; and a capacitor which forms a structural part of the housing. Furthermore, an on-board power supply network of an aircraft or spacecraft is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Sean Dempsey
  • Patent number: 10875661
    Abstract: A fiber composite component includes an integrated structural health sensor arrangement, wherein the component includes a plurality of layers of fibers embedded in a matrix material, wherein the layers include at least two strain sensing fibers arranged parallel and at a distance to each other, wherein the strain sensing fibers are lithiated carbon fibers having piezoelectric characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Leif Asp, Dan Zenkert, Göran Lindbergh
  • Patent number: 10854909
    Abstract: A skin panel with an energy-storing layer for an aircraft or spacecraft comprises structural layers for providing structural stability to the skin panel, at least one of the structural layers forming an exterior supporting layer of the skin panel and at least one of the structural layers forming an interior supporting layer of the skin panel. Primary functional layers are embedded between the exterior supporting layer and the interior supporting layer for providing functional capabilities to the skin panel. The structural layers and the primary functional layers are formed together as a composite laminate and the functional layers comprise an energy-storing layer configured as a structural electro-chemical battery. The present disclosure further pertains to a method for manufacturing such an energy-storing layer for a skin panel of an aircraft or spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Peter Linde, Matthias Hegenbart
  • Patent number: 10822120
    Abstract: A method for connecting two aircraft components composed of thermoplastic composite material by a rivet. The two aircraft components are arranged, in sections, areally on one another, before bores in the two aircraft components are expanded by a mandrel element such that the bores, after the expansion, form one continuous bore for receiving the rivet. Here, the two aircraft components are locally warmed by the mandrel element such that, during the expansion of the bores, the components are thermoplastically deformed. The mandrel element is inserted through the first bore into the second bore. The rivet is introduced into the continuous bore. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Norbert Heltsch
  • Patent number: 10826104
    Abstract: A method for integrating a fuel cell unit into a vehicle structural component, includes determining an available receiving space in an interior structural component of the vehicle, providing two casing parts assembleable to a closed casing, providing a fuel cell having an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte, assembling the casing parts and the fuel cell to form the fuel cell unit, and inserting the fuel cell unit into the receiving space. A casing part is additively manufactured such that the fuel cell unit precisely fits into the receiving space. A casing part includes an exterior fuel inlet and an interior fuel distributor for leading a fuel from the inlet to a fuel outlet couplable with the fuel cell. A casing part includes an exterior oxidant inlet and an interior oxidant distributor for leading an oxidant from the inlet to an oxidant outlet couplable with the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Linde
  • Publication number: 20200339267
    Abstract: An aircraft seat fastening assembly, due to the use of electroactive polymers, facilitates the compensation of tolerances and the fastening of aircraft seats in the passenger cabin of the aircraft. A fixing actuator contains the electroactive polymer and can be switched electrically between a fixed state, in which a movement of a fastening region is not possible, and a non-fixed state, in which a movement of the fastening region is possible in a vertical direction. The aircraft seats can thereby be displaced in a continuously variable manner along the aircraft seat fastening rail. The aircraft seats can also be locked in a fully automated manner, and possibly from a central location. It is also conceivable to individually control the aircraft seats and/or the group(s) of seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hermann BENTHIEN, Matthias HEGENBART, Peter LINDE