Patents by Inventor Rami Ibrahim

Rami Ibrahim 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: 20070028404
    Abstract: Vertical alignment of a movable bridge with a doorway of an aircraft is achieved by moving a sensor disposed on the movable bridge in a generally downward direction so as to sense a position of an upper surface of the aircraft. The upper surface of the aircraft has a known elevational relationship relative to the doorway of the aircraft, which is used along with the sensed position to align an aircraft engaging portion of the movable bridge with the doorway. The method accommodates different heights of a same model of aircraft resulting from differences in the aircraft loads and is easily implemented using either contact or non-contact sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim, Mathew Connelly
  • Publication number: 20070028403
    Abstract: Vertical alignment of a movable bridge with a doorway of an aircraft is achieved by moving a sensor disposed on the movable bridge in a generally downward direction so as to sense a position of an upper surface of the aircraft. The upper surface of the aircraft has a known elevational relationship relative to the doorway of the aircraft, which is used along with the sensed position to align an aircraft engaging portion of the movable bridge with the doorway. The method accommodates different heights of a same model of aircraft resulting from differences in the aircraft loads and is easily implemented using either contact or non-contact sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim, Mathew Connelly
  • Publication number: 20060277700
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for aligning one end of a passenger loading bridge to an aircraft. The apparatus includes a mounting structure and a transceiver including a transmitter portion. The transceiver is for being fixedly mounted, via the mounting structure, at a location within a space that is contained within a side-wall of the aircraft between an interior wall defining an interior surface of the side-wall and an outer wall defining an exterior surface of the side-wall. The transceiver is for wirelessly providing a signal within a predetermined region of the electromagnetic spectrum, the signal comprising information relating to a location of a doorway relative to a location of the transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 7120959
    Abstract: Vertical alignment of a movable bridge with a doorway of an aircraft is achieved by moving a sensor disposed on the movable bridge in a generally downward direction so as to sense a position of an upper surface of the aircraft. The upper surface of the aircraft has a known elevational relationship relative to the doorway of the aircraft, which is used along with the sensed position to align an aircraft engaging portion of the movable bridge with the doorway. The method accommodates different heights of a same model of aircraft resulting from differences in the aircraft loads and is easily implemented using non-contact sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim, Mathew Connelly
  • Patent number: 7093314
    Abstract: A system for aligning one end of a passenger loading bridge to an aircraft having a doorway is provided. A transmitter is disposed within a space of a side-wall of an aircraft, the side-wall including an inner wall defining an interior surface of the side-wall and an outer wall defining an exterior surface of the side-wall, the inner wall and the outer wall disposed in a spaced-apart arrangement one relative to the other, so as to define the space therebetween. The transmitter is for providing an electromagnetic signal including a homing signal for use during an operation for aligning the one end of the passenger loading bridge to the doorway of the aircraft. A receiver is disposed about a point having a known location relative to the one end of the passenger loading bridge, for receiving the electromagnetic signal transmitted from the transmitter, and for providing an electrical output signal relating to the electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20060070193
    Abstract: Vertical alignment of a movable bridge with a doorway of an aircraft is achieved by moving a sensor disposed on the movable bridge in a generally downward direction so as to sense a position of an upper surface of the aircraft. The upper surface of the aircraft has a known elevational relationship relative to the doorway of the aircraft, which is used along with the sensed position to align an aircraft engaging portion of the movable bridge with the doorway. The method accommodates different heights of a same model of aircraft resulting from differences in the aircraft loads and is easily implemented using either contact or non-contact sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim, Mathew Connelly
  • Patent number: 6907635
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger boarding bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from a predetermined location aboard the aircraft, such as within a window proximate a doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger boarding bridge is determined. The passenger boarding bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20040187234
    Abstract: A system for aligning one end of a passenger loading bridge to an aircraft having a doorway is provided. A transmitter is disposed within a space of a side-wall of an aircraft, the side-wall including an inner wall defining an interior surface of the side-wall and an outer wall defining an exterior surface of the side-wall, the inner wall and the outer wall disposed in a spaced-apart arrangement one relative to the other, so as to define the space therebetween. The transmitter is for providing an electromagnetic signal including a homing signal for use during an operation for aligning the one end of the passenger loading bridge to the doorway of the aircraft. A receiver is disposed about a point having a known location relative to the one end of the passenger loading bridge, for receiving the electromagnetic signal transmitted from the transmitter, and for providing an electrical output signal relating to the electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 6757927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger loading bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from the doorway of the aircraft. The location is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger loading bridge is determined. The passenger loading bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 6742210
    Abstract: Disclosure is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger loading bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from the doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger loading bridge is determined. The passenger loading bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20040083563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger loading bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from the doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger loading bridge is determined. The passenger loading bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20040083564
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger loading bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from the doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger loading bridge is determined. The passenger loading bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20030208861
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger boarding bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from a predetermined location aboard the aircraft, such as within a window proximate a doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger boarding bridge is determined. The passenger boarding bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20030208860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger loading bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from the doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger loading bridge is determined. The passenger loading bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 6637063
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for automatically aligning an end of a passenger loading bridge with a doorway of an aircraft. A beacon is transmitted from the doorway of the aircraft. The beacon is sensed and from the sensed beacon a direction for moving of the end of the passenger loading bridge is determined. The passenger loading bridge is then moved according to the determined direction. The process is iterated until the docking of the bridge to the aircraft is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: DEW Engineering and Development Limited
    Inventors: Neil Hutton, Rami Ibrahim