Patents by Inventor Samuel Klassen

Samuel Klassen 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: 10793293
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring system (1) for an aircraft for monitoring mobile accessory devices (2) in the aircraft, in particular rolling containers for an on-board kitchen of the aircraft, comprising at least one stationary sensor device (3) for detecting one of the mobile accessory devices (2) and comprising a central unit (10) for evaluating a current security state of the mobile accessory devices (2) based on detection results (DS) of the at least one stationary sensor device (3) reported to the central unit (10). The monitoring system (1) also comprises at least one mobile sensor device (4) for detecting any accessory device (2) of the mobile accessory devices moving relative to the mobile sensor device (4) within a predetermined distance (E), and for reporting a respective detection result (DM) to the central unit (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SELL GmbH
    Inventors: Nathalie Christian, Alexander Kusch, Samuel Klassen
  • Publication number: 20200255164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring system (1) for an aircraft for monitoring mobile accessory devices (2) in the aircraft, in particular rolling containers for an on-board kitchen of the aircraft, comprising at least one stationary sensor device (3) for detecting one of the mobile accessory devices (2) and comprising a central unit (10) for evaluating a current security state of the mobile accessory devices (2) based on detection results (DS) of the at least one stationary sensor device (3) reported to the central unit (10). The monitoring system (1) also comprises at least one mobile sensor device (4) for detecting any accessory device (2) of the mobile accessory devices moving relative to the mobile sensor device (4) within a predetermined distance (E), and for reporting a respective detection result (DM) to the central unit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Nathalie CHRISTIAN, Alexander KUSCH, Samuel KLASSEN
  • Patent number: 10717542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the use of the fuel cell systems on board aircraft and other passenger transportation vehicles and to methods of using heat, air, and water generated by such fuel cell systems. The heat may be used to address condensation within the aircraft. The heat may be used to help evaporate excess water that would otherwise condense in the aircraft skin. The excess water collected may be used to create humidification for cabin air. In other examples, the heat, warmed air, or warmed water may be delivered to other locations or heating systems for beneficial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Franck Masset, Andreas Hoogeveen, Hanane Zraaia, Loic Bouillo, Christian Thiry, Guillaume Gager, Charles Foncin, Jakub Landa, Remko Schiphorst
  • Publication number: 20200223550
    Abstract: An on-board device for a vehicle, preferably a galley or a bar for an airplane, has at least one visible side wall and at least one paneling for partially or completely concealing a work area of the on-board device. The paneling is adjustable between at least two configurations. The paneling forms or covers at least part of the side wall in a first configuration and conceals the work area partially or completely in a second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Safran Cabin Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Dennis Hausner, Samuel Klassen, Nathalie Christian
  • Patent number: 10507345
    Abstract: Described are inerting systems that may be used on board an aircraft or other passenger transportation vehicle to reduce a risk of fire due to electronic components or to other elements in a compartment and to assist in preventing or extinguishing any fire or hazardous condition that may occur. The systems include a source of inert gas such as oxygen depleted air generated from a fuel cell on board the aircraft. The oxygen depleted air or other inert gas is conveyed through ducts to compartments that house the electronics, thus changing the conditions in the compartment to be less conducive to fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Franck Masset, Andreas Hoogeveen, Hanane Zraaia, Loic Bouillo, Christian Thiry, Guillaume Gager, Charles Foncin, Jakub Landa, Remko Schiphorst
  • Publication number: 20180001124
    Abstract: Described are inerting systems that may be used on board an aircraft or other passenger transportation vehicle to reduce a risk of fire due to electronic components or to other elements in a compartment and to assist in preventing or extinguishing any fire or hazardous condition that may occur. The systems include a source of inert gas such as oxygen depleted air generated from a fuel cell on board the aircraft. The oxygen depleted air or other inert gas is conveyed through ducts to compartments that house the electronics, thus changing the conditions in the compartment to be less conducive to fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Franck Masset, Andreas Hoogeveen, Hanane Zraaia, Loic Bouillo, Christian Thiry, Guillaume Gager, Charles Foncin, Jakub Landa, Remko Schiphorst
  • Publication number: 20180002030
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to the use of the fuel cell systems on board aircraft and other passenger transportation vehicles and to methods of using heat, air, and water generated by such fuel cell systems. The heat may be used to address condensation within the aircraft. The heat may be used to help evaporate excess water that would otherwise condense in the aircraft skin. The excess water collected may be used to create humidification for cabin air. In other examples, the heat, warmed air, or warmed water may be delivered to other locations or heating systems for beneficial use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Franck Masset, Andreas Hoogeveen, Hanane Zraaia, Loic Bouillo, Christian Thiry, Guillaume Gager, Charles Foncin, Jakub Landa, Remko Schiphorst
  • Publication number: 20170370630
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cooling device (1), in particular for a galley of an aeroplane, comprising a cooling compartment (2) formed by inner walls (12, 13, 14, 15) of the cooling device, holding at least one refrigerated goods container (20), in particular a trolley, and further comprising a cooling air feed device (3) for introducing cooled air into the cooling compartment and a hot air discharge device (4) for discharging heated air (98) from the cooling compartment, wherein a primary flow channel is configured in use with the at least one refrigerated goods container (20) in the cooling compartment (2) between the inner walls (12, 13, 14, 15) of the cooling device and outer walls (22, 23, 24, 25) of the at least one refrigerated goods container (20), to guide a cooling air flow along a primary flow direction, deflected a plurality of limes through the arrangement of inner walls, from the cooling air feed device (3) around the at least one refrigerated goods container (20) to the hot air discharge device (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Samuel KLASSEN, Dominik Marius MAEMPEL
  • Patent number: 9821911
    Abstract: A trolley arrangement for a galley of an aircraft has a trolley container in which at least two trolleys can be arranged in a longitudinal direction and a trolley-handling device for pulling and pushing a trolley longitudinally into the trolley container. This device has a linear guide with a stationary guiding bar and a slide movable along the guiding bar longitudinally, a pulling and pushing bar extending along a longitudinal axis, axially fixed on the slide, but rotatable about the longitudinal axis, a hook at a distal end of the pulling and pushing bar remote from the slide, a handling bar axially fixed on the slide or on the pulling and pushing bar, and a joint between the handling bar and the slide or the pulling and pushing bar, so that the handling bar and the pulling and pushing bar are axially connected and are rotationally coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SELL GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Wallbott, Samuel Klassen
  • Publication number: 20170166310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trolley arrangement (1) of a galley of a vehicle, especially of an aircraft, wherein the trolley arrangement (1) comprises a trolley container (2) in which at least two trolleys (3, 4) can be arranged along a longitudinal direction (L), wherein the trolley arrangement (1) furthermore comprises a trolley handling device (5) for pulling and pushing a trolley (3, 4) into the trolley container (2) in the longitudinal direction (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Sell GmbH
    Inventors: Tim WALLBOTT, Samuel KLASSEN
  • Patent number: 8136203
    Abstract: A hinge arrangement of a door for closing off an opening, such as a housing opening, a partition opening, a wall opening, or the like, having at least one pivot pin connected to the door and oriented vertically in the direction of the housing, wherein the pin can be engaged in a pivot pin receptacle on the housing. The pivot pin can be moved from a retracted position, in which the pivot pin is not engaged in the pivot pin receptacle, by vertical displacement into an extended position in which the pivot pin is engaged in the pivot pin receptacle and is rotatably supported therein. A releasable, spring-loaded locking device acts on the pivot pin and holds the pivot pin in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Rittal RCS Communication Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Reimar Claes
  • Patent number: 8113599
    Abstract: A cabinet provided with a cabinet body having at least one vertical row of superimposed compartments which are separated by shelves and which can be opened and closed with compartment doors articulated on the cabinet. This invention simplifies and substantially reduces the cost of parts and of mounting the cabinet. Thus, a joint rod extending over a height of the cabinet body is assigned to each vertical row of compartments. The shelves are guided by a shoulder in the hinge zone having the joint rod and are fixed vertically on the joint rod by flange sleeves overlooking the upper and/or lower side of the shelves and their shoulder. The compartment doors which are adjusted to the heights of the compartments bear, on their rear surface, in the hinge zone, housings for the flange sleeves and can be covered with a shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Keba AG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Matthias Krüger
  • Publication number: 20100175221
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge arrangement of a door (14) for closing off an opening, such as a housing opening, partition opening, wall opening, or the like, having at least one pivot pin (18a) that is connected to the door (14) and oriented vertically in the direction of the housing (22), wherein the pin can be engaged in a pivot pin receptacle (20a) on the housing (22). The pivot pin (18a) can be moved from a retracted position, in which the pivot pin (18a) is not engaged in the pivot pin receptacle (20a), by vertical displacement into an extended position in which the pivot pin (18a) is engaged in the pivot pin receptacle (20a) and is rotatably supported therein. A releasable, spring-loaded locking device (41) acts on the pivot pin (18a) and holds the pivot pin (18a) in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Reimar Claes
  • Publication number: 20090145622
    Abstract: A switching cabinet with a switching cabinet housing delimited at a top by an upper cover plate and having at least one switching cabinet door on a front surface. A plurality of transport eyes are attached to the top of the switching cabinet housing that can be covered by a detachably fastenable roof. The transport eyes include angle elements that each have one leg which protrudes from the upper cover plate and that has a through bore, and one fastening leg oriented at an angle. The fastening legs of at least a portion of the angle elements each have a fastening region with which they are attached to the top of the switching cabinet housing and a holding region with which they engage behind an edge profile formed onto the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Markus Weber, Samuel Klassen, Heiko Holighaus
  • Publication number: 20090033103
    Abstract: A closure for multi-point locking of doors or wall parts in housings or cabinets by a—preferably securable—actuating element such as a handle lever comprises a coupling element which is connected with the actuating element mounted in the door or wall so as to be rigid against rotation relative to it and which transforms a rotational movement into a substantially translational movement and which is coupled with a rod that is mounted near the edge of the door or wall so as to be displaceable, one or more locking elements being coupled with the rod by a coupling element, respectively, in such a way that they move from a locked position into an unlocked position (or vice versa) by the displacement of the rod from a first position into a second position, wherein the locking elements and the coupling elements are formed in each instance by a two-armed, one-piece lever, one of whose lever arms is a locking tongue and whose other lever arm is articulated by its end at the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Markus Franz, Dennis Cappel, Sebastian Koch, Peter Hoeschler, Dieter Ramsauer
  • Publication number: 20090021124
    Abstract: A cabinet provided with a cabinet body having at least one vertical row of superimposed compartments which are separated by shelves and which can be opened and closed with compartment doors articulated on the cabinet. This invention simplifies and substantially reduces the cost of parts and of mounting the cabinet. Thus, a joint rod extending over a height of the cabinet body is assigned to each vertical row of compartments. The shelves are guided by a shoulder in the hinge zone having the joint rod and are fixed vertically on the joint rod by flange sleeves overlooking the upper and/or lower side of the shelves and their shoulder. The compartment doors which are adjusted to the heights of the compartments bear, on their rear surface, in the hinge zone, housings for the flange sleeves and can be covered with a shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Matthias Kruger
  • Patent number: 6913333
    Abstract: A switch cabinet with a rack that can be closed or is closed by at least one double-walled cabinet door, three side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall, where the side walls each has an internal wall and an external wall and are attached to the rack. With a special angling-off of the internal wall for the side walls and the back wall, a completely sealed and shielded internal space of the switch cabinet is produced, wherein the rigid attachment of the internal walls and the external walls is accomplished from outside the supported interior of the switch cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Holighaus, Gerhard Müller, Samuel Klassen, Michael Diebel
  • Patent number: 6890045
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet with a rack, placed with an underside on a base and connected therewith, and having a lower side closed by a bottom plate. The cost outlay for parts and assembly can be considerably reduced and made easier if on all four sides of the bottom plate the base is formed by a plurality of folds oriented toward the underside, wherein folded sections extend parallel with respect to the bottom plate and define a support surface. Further folded sections are supported on the underside of the bottom plate and/or are connected therewith, and the open underside of the rack is connected with the unit including the bottom plate and the base through the base and/or the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Rittal RCS Communication
    Inventor: Samuel Klassen
  • Patent number: 6877827
    Abstract: Switch cabinet with a rack that can be closed or is closed by at least one double-walled cabinet door, two side walls, a back wall and a top wall, where the side walls and the back wall in each case consist of an internal wall and an external wall and are attached to the rack and where a cover hood is placed on the top wall, the cover hood being hinged in the vicinity of the back wall, and can be made fast in the vicinity of the cabinet door in the closed position. By a special angling-off of the internal walls and external walls of the side walls and the back wall which are constructed as double walls, a simple and reliable attachment of the external walls is made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Holighaus, Michael Bach, Samuel Klassen
  • Patent number: 6776465
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet with a cuboid rack assembled from frame legs, wherein free spaces are formed in areas of the edges of the outer corners, for receiving folded edges of the panel elements meeting at the area. If at least the insides of the folded edges of the vertical panel elements are positioned at an angle of 45° with respect to the inside of the panel elements, then the outsides of the folded edges have a predetermined distance from the median line of the panel elements which meet each other in the area of the edge of the outside corner. Near the outer surfaces of the rack the inside surfaces of the panel elements rest directly on or by way of sealing elements on its frame legs. There is an increased security against vandalism in the area of all edges of the outer corners if the transition to the median line is symmetrically designed and if the panel elements and the cabinet doors are arbitrarily combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Rittal RCS Communication Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Samuel Klassen, Heiko Holighaus