Patents by Inventor Roland Lange

Roland Lange 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: 10946948
    Abstract: A door assembly for a vehicle. The door assembly includes a door frame, a door panel, a rotating strut, and a linear door guide. The door opens and closes through a combination of rotating and sliding motion, which minimizes the required operational footprint. The strut is mounted on the door panel such that the strut is hidden from view when the door is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, Airbus Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, David Will, Roland Lange, Sassa Nadine Boos
  • Patent number: 10941549
    Abstract: A sink unit arrangement for a galley provided for installation in a transport vehicle comprises a worktop and a drip tray, which is arranged in an installation opening provided in the worktop and comprises a first section and a second section. The second section has a depth which is greater than a depth of the first section and protrudes through the installation opening provided in the worktop into a free space adjacent to the installation opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Dahms, Peter Bielik, Roland Lange
  • Patent number: 10940934
    Abstract: A floor arrangement for a cabin of a vehicle, in particular of an aircraft or spacecraft, comprises a carrier plate formed with a multiplicity of first fastening perforations and a multiplicity of reinforcing notches. The first fastening perforations are arranged one behind another in fastening rows at a uniform longitudinal distance. The fastening rows are oriented parallel at a uniform transverse distance from one another at an angle of orientation of 45° with respect to a longitudinal direction of the floor arrangement. The reinforcing notches run along the angle of orientation in a manner offset with respect to the fastening rows. A floor panel is formed with a multiplicity of second fastening perforations and is arranged above the carrier plate such that the second fastening perforations are arranged above the first fastening perforations to fasten cabin elements through the floor panel to the carrier plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Lange, Andreas Heidtmann
  • Patent number: 10899452
    Abstract: A toilet module and a vehicle including a toilet module are provided. An exemplary toilet module includes a toilet unit and a housing. The housing includes a front wall with an access opening, a first functional wall arranged opposite the front wall and supporting the toilet unit, and a second functional wall perpendicular to the front wall and extending between the front wall and the first functional wall. Further, the toilet module includes a storage shelf attached to the housing and a swivable table attached to the housing and movable to an extended configuration. The swivable table overlaps the storage shelf when in the extended configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ralf Schliwa, Volker Luderer, Florian Schuephaus, Roland Lange, Michael Eckert
  • Patent number: 10894604
    Abstract: An arrangement in a cabin of an aircraft includes a plurality of passenger seats, which create seat rows arranged between at least one aisle and a cabin wall. At least one first section has at least one row with a first number of passenger seats and at least one second section has at least one seat row with a second number of passenger seats, that is below the first number, are created. The at least one seat row of the first section and the at least one seat row of the second section directly border on the at least one aisle. In the second section between a passenger seat facing the cabin wall and the respective cabin wall a stowage compartment is arranged, which is positionable on a cabin floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Roland Lange
  • Patent number: 10882619
    Abstract: A cabin arrangement for a vehicle includes a first lateral segment module having a first main extension axis, a second lateral segment module having a second main extension axis, and an aisle. The main extension axes run parallel to each other, wherein the first lateral segment module and the second lateral segment module are distanced from each other in a direction perpendicular to the main extension axes and enclose the aisle between each other. The aisle runs parallel to the main extension axes, and the first lateral segment module has a receiving space that receives serving trolleys. The receiving space has an opening that faces into the aisle. The receiving space is designed to receive serving trolleys arranged transverse to the first main extension axis and staggered parallel to the first main extension axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Tobias Dahms, Roland Lange, Jörg Weifenbach
  • Patent number: 10836491
    Abstract: A wall module for a cabin of a vehicle for separation of different cabin regions comprises a lower wall section having a fastener for fastening the wall module to a structurally fixed component fixed to the floor in the cabin, a surface-like rigid upper wall section converging with the lower wall section having a second fastener in a region of the wall module facing away from the lower wall section for fastening the wall module to a structurally fixed component fixed to the ceiling in the cabin. The upper wall section at least in a region comprises an arched curvature around a horizontal axis for adapting to the shape of a backrest of a seat. The wall module comprises at least one element stiffer than the upper wall section, which extends from a region adjacent the floor to a region adjacent the ceiling of the wall module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Jörg Weifenbach, Mark Herzog, Roland Lange
  • Publication number: 20200317345
    Abstract: A stowage and removal system for an accommodation space for storing rollable containers in a vehicle is provided. It preferably has a rail system in the floor region of the accommodation space, on which rail system a transfer plate is movable, which transfer plate can assume a storage position and an insertion and removal position for the container. The storage position of the container is provided with its rear wall in the region of the rear wall of the accommodation space. The insertion and removal position is provided in the region of an insertion opening, arranged oppositely in relation to the rear wall, for the insertion and removal of a container into the accommodation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Michael BAUER, Hans-Gerhard GIESA, Roland LANGE, Andreas WIETZKE
  • Publication number: 20200317344
    Abstract: An accommodation system for an accommodation space for storing rollable containers in a vehicle. After a front container, which is arranged at the insertion opening, has been removed in the conventional manner, it is possible, through the use of the accommodation system, to remove the rear container which is arranged considerably spaced apart from the insertion opening in the interior of the accommodation space. For this purpose, a rail system is provided in the floor region of the accommodation space. A transfer plate is movable on the rail system in the floor region of the accommodation space and can assume a storage position and a removal position for the rear container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Michael BAUER, Hans-Gerhard GIESA, Roland LANGE, Andreas WIETZKE
  • Patent number: 10752362
    Abstract: A receiving system for receiving of persons and objects for a cabin of a vehicle is proposed, the system comprising a seat frame having a plurality of receiving sections created on the seat frame for receiving of a seat unit each; a plurality of seat units, which are mountable on a receiving section each; and at least one stowage bin unit, which is mountable on one of the receiving sections. The stowage bin unit is dimensioned such that it is mountable on an outer one of the receiving sections in case on the remaining receiving sections a seat unit each is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Roland Lange
  • Patent number: 10569880
    Abstract: An arrangement for selectively arresting a serving trolley in a cabin includes a walling extending perpendicularly to a cabin floor. The walling has a height at least equal to the height of a serving trolley. The arrangement has an upper arresting unit positioned at an upper fastening section of the walling and a lower arresting unit positioned at a lower fastening section of the walling. The upper arresting unit has a first engagement element and a second engagement element, wherein at least one of the engagement elements is movable relative to the other engagement element. The upper arresting unit releasably engages two distanced recesses at an upper end of the serving trolley by way of the engagement elements. The lower arresting unit includes at least one third engagement element and is designed for engaging a bottom side component of the serving trolley by way of the third engagement element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Roland Lange, Lasse Jensen
  • Patent number: 10556661
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin arrangement includes first and second intersecting aisles, a first walling of a cabin monument bordering the first aisle, and a second walling bordering the second aisle. The wallings extend from the floor region of the cabin to a ceiling region of the cabin, and form an angle less than 180°. A first access opening is arranged in the first walling and is closable through a first door, and a second access opening is arranged in the second walling and is closable with a second door. A door blocking unit has blocking means designed for preventing an access to the first access opening and the second access opening. The door blocking unit is switchable between at least two operating modes. In a first operating mode, only the first access opening is accessible. In a second operating mode, only the second access opening is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATION GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Lange, Andreas Heidtmann
  • Publication number: 20200001965
    Abstract: A door assembly for a vehicle. The door assembly includes a door frame, a door panel, a rotating strut, and a linear door guide. The door opens and closes through a combination of rotating and sliding motion, which minimizes the required operational footprint. The strut is mounted on the door panel such that the strut is hidden from view when the door is in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, David Will, Roland Lange, Sassa Nadine Boos
  • Patent number: 10246191
    Abstract: A partition wall for integration into the vehicle cabin of a transportation means comprises a first surface and a second surface, which are arranged parallel to each other. The first surface comprises at least one recess, which may be filled with an at least regionally flat body designed correspondingly thereto, wherein the body is pivoted to the body by means of a swivelling means and may be brought into a stowed position and use position. The body fills out the accompanying recess when in its stowed position. This yields a multifunctional partition wall that may tangibly increase the comfort and available space on board the transportation means without taking up additional installation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Schliwa, Roland Lange, Horst Becker
  • Publication number: 20190077495
    Abstract: A floor arrangement for a cabin of a vehicle, in particular of an aircraft or spacecraft, comprises a carrier plate formed with a multiplicity of first fastening perforations and a multiplicity of reinforcing notches. The first fastening perforations are arranged one behind another in fastening rows at a uniform longitudinal distance. The fastening rows are oriented parallel at a uniform transverse distance from one another at an angle of orientation of 45° with respect to a longitudinal direction of the floor arrangement. The reinforcing notches run along the angle of orientation in a manner offset with respect to the fastening rows. A floor panel is formed with a multiplicity of second fastening perforations and is arranged above the carrier plate such that the second fastening perforations are arranged above the first fastening perforations to fasten cabin elements through the floor panel to the carrier plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Roland Lange, Andreas Heidtmann
  • Publication number: 20190031354
    Abstract: A fastening system for fastening fitments to a floor of a cabin of a vehicle has a receiving frame, a cantilever mounted on the receiving frame so as to be pivotable on a pivoting plane defined by the receiving frame, and having a mounting end and a fastening end, a first fastening element, and a multiplicity of second fastening elements. The first fastening element is arranged at the fastening end of the cantilever. The second fastening elements are positionable on the floor. The first fastening element is configured in a manner corresponding to the second fastening elements such that the first fastening element is mechanically connectable selectively to a second fastening element. A pivoting position of the cantilever is lockable relative to the receiving frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas HEIDTMANN, Roland LANGE
  • Publication number: 20180274216
    Abstract: A sink unit arrangement for a galley provided for installation in a transport vehicle comprises a worktop and a drip tray, which is arranged in an installation opening provided in the worktop and comprises a first section and a second section. The second section has a depth which is greater than a depth of the first section and protrudes through the installation opening provided in the worktop into a free space adjacent to the installation opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Tobias DAHMS, Peter BIELIK, Roland LANGE
  • Publication number: 20180208314
    Abstract: A cabin segment for a vehicle includes a first lateral segment module having a first main extension axis, a second lateral segment module having a second main extension axis, and an aisle arranged in the cabin segment. The main extension axes parallel to each other, and the first and second lateral segment modules are distanced from each other in a direction perpendicular to the main extension axes and enclose the aisle, which runs parallel to the main extension axes. At least one of the first lateral segment module and the second lateral segment module includes a lavatory accessible through a lavatory opening positioned outside the aisle. The first lateral segment module includes at least one receiving space to receive serving trolleys. The at least one receiving space has a receiving opening facing into the aisle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas HEIDTMANN, Tobias DAHMS, Roland LANGE, Markus WIRTH, Jörg WEIFENBACH
  • Publication number: 20180208316
    Abstract: An interior space for an aircraft includes a cockpit, a cockpit wall separating the cockpit from the remaining interior space, a cabin door arranged directly behind the cockpit wall for accessing the interior space of the aircraft from outside the fuselage, a modular installation space for installation equipment, a plurality of seat rows, a longitudinal aisle extending along the interior space through the seat rows to separate adjacent groups of seats from each other, and an access path for the cabin door. The access path extends from the cabin door to the longitudinal aisle to create an intersection region between the access path and the longitudinal aisle. The modular installation space is arranged directly forward of the seat rows. The access path extends at an angle of at least 100° to the longitudinal aisle in a forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Roland LANGE, Andreas HEIDTMANN
  • Publication number: 20180208317
    Abstract: A cabin arrangement for a vehicle includes a first lateral segment module having a first main extension axis, a second lateral segment module having a second main extension axis, and an aisle. The main extension axes run parallel to each other, wherein the first lateral segment module and the second lateral segment module are distanced from each other in a direction perpendicular to the main extension axes and enclose the aisle between each other. The aisle runs parallel to the main extension axes, and the first lateral segment module has a receiving space that receives serving trolleys. The receiving space has an opening that faces into the aisle. The receiving space is designed to receive serving trolleys arranged transverse to the first main extension axis and staggered parallel to the first main extension axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas HEIDTMANN, Tobias DAHMS, Roland LANGE, Jörg WEIFENBACH