Patents by Inventor Rüdiger Meckes

Rüdiger Meckes 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: 20200239145
    Abstract: An oxygen generator outlet manifold assembly that includes an outlet manifold and an end cover. The outlet manifold includes a main body portion with inner and outer surfaces and at least a first hose connector that includes an outlet defined therein extending from the main body portion. The main body portion defines a main body portion interior that includes a connection opening defined in the inner surface, a ring chamber, a flow space and a distribution chamber. An annular ring is positioned in the main body portion chamber interior and separates the ring chamber from the distribution chamber. The end cover includes a generator outlet portion extending therefrom that is received in the connection opening. The generator outlet portion includes an outlet valve having an open and a closed state and includes an interior chamber that cooperates with the ring chamber to define an outlet chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ruediger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Andreas Westphal, Etienne Tomasena
  • Publication number: 20180326231
    Abstract: A method for providing oxygen to crew member or passenger of an aircraft comprising: providing a chemical absorption substance selected from crystalline salts of organometallic complexes, wherein said chemical absorption substance stores oxygen in a chemisorption process, arranging the chemical absorption substance in a container connected to an oxygen mask via an oxygen line, releasing oxygen out of said chemical absorption substance in case of an emergency situation in a cabin or cockpit, onboard of an aircraft requiring oxygen supply to said crew member or passenger, and directing said oxygen in a gaseous state via said oxygen line to said oxygen mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Günter Boomgaarden, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes
  • 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: 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: 20150158589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tray table unit for an aircraft, comprising a table body, a fixing means comprising at least one holding means and at least one actuating means, wherein said at least one holding means is adapted to allow one or more objects standing on a surface of said table body to be released from said table body in a first status of said holding means, and to fix said one or more objects on said surface in a second status of said holding means, wherein said at least one actuating means is adapted to move said holding means from said first status to said second status and vice versa, a control unit, coupled to an acceleration sensor for signal transmission, the control unit being adapted to activate said actuating means for said movement from said first status to said second status if an acceleration signal detected by and received from said acceleration sensor exceeds a predetermined threshold value stored within said control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Rüdiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Günter BOOMGAARDEN
  • 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: 9045235
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service device having a system of a gasper module and a lighting module for a passenger service unit of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting source in a housing of the lighting module for providing light and a gasper orifice in a housing of the gasper module for supply of gasper air, wherein the lighting module and the gasper module are assembled in a housing assembly of the service device, wherein the housing assembly is adapted to hold the lighting module and the gasper module essentially around an axis (Z) of the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Andreas Westphal, Rüdiger Meckes, Werner Granzeier, Torsten Kanitz, Hasko Rose, Alexander Berschin
  • 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: 9022028
    Abstract: An oxygen supply device, preferably a pilot oxygen supply device, has an oxygen source and at least one oxygen mask. A breathing regulator is arranged between the oxygen source and the oxygen mask. An oxygen sensor is arranged downstream of this breathing regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger 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
  • Patent number: 8978644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger service unit (PSU) for use in an aircraft, comprising a reading light having a light source and a reflector partially enclosing the light source, and an emergency oxygen supply device comprising an oxygen source, a starter unit for releasing oxygen flow from said oxygen source to an oxygen mask, a control unit for controlling oxygen flow rate from said oxygen source to said oxygen mask and an electrical energy storage device like a rechargeable battery pack or a condensator, for providing electrical energy to said control unit and/or said starter unit. According to the invention, the PSU comprises an energy harvesting unit adjacent to or integrated into said reflector of said reading light wherein said energy harvesting unit is electrically connected to said electrical energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Ruediger Meckes
  • Publication number: 20150036368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service device (1000) having a system of a gasper module (100) and a lighting module (200) for a passenger service unit of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting source in a housing of the lighting module (200) for providing light and a gasper orifice in a housing of the gasper module (100) for supply of gasper air, wherein the lighting module (200) and the gasper module (100) are assembled in a housing assembly of the service device, wherein the housing assembly (300) is adapted to hold the lighting module (200) and the gasper module (100) essentially around an axis (Z) of the housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Andreas Westphal, Rüdiger Meckes, Werner Granzeier, Torsten Kanitz, Hasko Rose, Alexander Berschin
  • Publication number: 20150008282
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device for an aircraft cabin, comprising a display adapted to display a plurality of stars. A further aspect of the invention is an aircraft cabin comprising such a display device and an aircraft cabin wall compartment comprising a plurality of wall sections and a plurality of light emitting means for individually illuminating each wall section, wherein said wall sections and said light emitting means form such a display device. According to the invention, said display is adapted to display a plurality of stars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Günter Boomgaarden, Rüdiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Michael Glück
  • 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: 20140347197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Cockpit emergency device for a crew member of an aircraft incorporating an oxygen mask with a supply housing for supplying oxygen to mouth and/or nose of the crew member and attachment means for attaching said supply housing to the head of the crew member in a position covering mouth and/or nose, respectively, further comprising a see-through-display mounted to said oxygen mask such that said see-through-display is positioned in front of one or both eyes of the crew member and a visual user interface adapted to provide visual information to the crew member via said see-through-display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Günter Boomgarden, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 8858047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger service unit for an aircraft, comprising at least one light source and at least one passenger air supply device. According to the invention the passenger air supply device is adapted for applying a flow of air to the light source. Furthermore it relates to a method for providing light and fresh air to passenger of an aircraft by providing an air flow from an air supply device and light from a light source to the passenger. The method comprises applying an air flow from said passenger air supply device to said light source for cooling the light source by means of convection. Furthermore the invention relates to a method for assembling a passenger service unit and to an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Ruediger Meckes, Hasso Weinmann, Guenter Boomgaarden