Patents by Inventor Stefan Behrens

Stefan Behrens 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: 10934000
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises a seat unit with a backrest element and a seat element. The seat arrangement also comprises a supporting frame carrying the seat unit and comprising at least one seat mounting, which has a first backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a first position on the seat mounting, and a second backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a second position on the seat mounting. When the passenger seat arrangement is installed in the aircraft, the backrest element is pivoted in relation to a longitudinal axis of the aircraft in a state in which it is fixed to the first backrest holder relative to a state in which it is fixed to the second backrest holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens, Mark Herzog, Alexander Schulz, Max Strieth-Kalthoff, Hans-Gerhard Giesa, Soenke Jacobsen, Joerg Weifenbach
  • Patent number: 10887797
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for operating a traffic splitter provided for a data packet flow flowing through the data plane. The data packet flow is received and it is determined whether the data packet flow should be transmitted through an Evolved Packet Core, EPC, processing path or through a Software Defined Network, SDN, processing path based on information provided in the data packets of the data packet flow and it is transmitted either through the EPC processing path or the SDN processing path based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Stümpert, Stefan Behrens, Georg Kunz
  • Patent number: 10723462
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a system for receiving cargo or passengers in a vehicle. The system includes a bottom beam and several functional units, wherein each functional unit includes a floor segment and a seat row with several passenger seats being attached to the floor segment. Each functional unit is assigned to a pivoting device for pivoting the functional unit relatively to bottom beam. Another embodiment of the invention relates to a vehicle having such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 10611484
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises at least one seating unit comprising a backrest element and a seat element pivotable relative to the backrest element between a resting position and a position of use. The passenger seat arrangement also has a support frame which bears against the at least one seating unit and which is able to be connected in a load-bearing manner to a structure of the aircraft. The support frame has at least one mechanical interface which, in each case, is assigned to a seating unit and is designed to fasten different mutually exchangeable modular units in a releasable and load-transmitting manner to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Demary, Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens, David Toth
  • Publication number: 20190313286
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for operating a traffic splitter provided for a data packet flow flowing through the data plane. The data packet flow is received and it is determined whether the data packet flow should be transmitted through an Evolved Packet Core, EPC, processing path or through a Software Defined Network, SDN, processing path based on information provided in the data packets of the data packet flow and it is transmitted either through the EPC processing path or the SDN processing path based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Martin STÜMPERT, Stefan BEHRENS, Georg KUNZ
  • Patent number: 10336456
    Abstract: A foldable seat bench comprises a seat, a seat area and a backrest, and a carrier arrangement comprising a carrier element carrying the seat and at least one leg. The backrest is movable between a deployed position extending at an angle of approximately 70° to 110° relative to the seat area and a stowed position extending at an angle of approximately 0° to 20° relative to the seat area. The leg is foldable relative to the carrier element between a unfolded position and a folded position. The foldable seat bench comprises a first locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the backrest of the seat in both its deployed position and its stowed position, and a second locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the leg of the carrier arrangement in both its unfolded position and its folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Publication number: 20190193860
    Abstract: A group of seats for a passenger aircraft, which is configured as a rotating group of seats and by rotating the group of seats about the rotation axis a relocation of the position of the group of seats in relation to the initial position in the aircraft cabin is simultaneously achieved. The group of seats has a seat frame and at least one seat element. A support plate for fastening the group of seats to the aircraft structure is furthermore provided, the support plate having a rotating element which rotatably connects the support plate and the aircraft structure, the rotation axis of the rotating element being positioned in the region of the front half of the seat element, wherein the support plate is capable of being fastened to the aircraft structure by way of quick-release locks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Publication number: 20190092477
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises a seat unit with a backrest element and a seat element. The seat arrangement also comprises a supporting frame carrying the seat unit and comprising at least one seat mounting, which has a first backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a first position on the seat mounting, and a second backrest holder, to which the backrest element can be releasably fixed in a load-transferring manner in a second position on the seat mounting. When the passenger seat arrangement is installed in the aircraft, the backrest element is pivoted in relation to a longitudinal axis of the aircraft in a state in which it is fixed to the first backrest holder relative to a state in which it is fixed to the second backrest holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Stefan Behrens
  • Publication number: 20190071181
    Abstract: A passenger seat arrangement for installation in an aircraft comprises at least one seating unit comprising a backrest element and a seat element pivotable relative to the backrest element between a resting position and a position of use. The passenger seat arrangement also has a support frame which bears against the at least one seating unit and which is able to be connected in a load-bearing manner to a structure of the aircraft. The support frame has at least one mechanical interface which, in each case, is assigned to a seating unit and is designed to fasten different mutually exchangeable modular units in a releasable and load-transmitting manner to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael DEMARY, Bernd EHLERS, Stefan BEHRENS, David TOTH
  • Patent number: 10214290
    Abstract: An aircraft galley including a trolley stowage provided in a main body of the aircraft galley. A wall of the main body includes a first section delimiting the trolley stowage and a second section. The trolley stowage is convertible between a first operational state, wherein the trolley stowage is adapted to accommodate a first number of trolleys, and a second operational state, wherein the trolley stowage is adapted to accommodate a second number of trolleys. The second number of trolleys is greater than the first number of trolleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens
  • Publication number: 20170275002
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a system for receiving cargo or passengers in a vehicle. The system includes a bottom beam and several functional units, wherein each functional unit includes a floor segment and a seat row with several passenger seats being attached to the floor segment. Each functional unit is assigned to a pivoting device for pivoting the functional unit relatively to bottom beam. Another embodiment of the invention relates to a vehicle having such a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd EHLERS, Stefan BEHRENS
  • Publication number: 20170275000
    Abstract: A foldable seat bench comprises a seat, a seat area and a backrest, and a carrier arrangement comprising a carrier element carrying the seat and at least one leg. The backrest is movable between a deployed position extending at an angle of approximately 70° to 110° relative to the seat area and a stowed position extending at an angle of approximately 0° to 20° relative to the seat area. The leg is foldable relative to the carrier element between a unfolded position and a folded position. The foldable seat bench comprises a first locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the backrest of the seat in both its deployed position and its stowed position, and a second locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the leg of the carrier arrangement in both its unfolded position and its folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bernd EHLERS, Stefan BEHRENS
  • Patent number: 9699021
    Abstract: For performing link adaptation in an Ethernet ring protection system, a link management controller (180) determines a ring protection state of an Ethernet protection ring. Further, the link management controller (180) adapts bandwidth of a link (25) of the Ethernet protection ring. Depending on the adapted bandwidth and the determined ring protection state, the link management controller (180) deactivates the link of the Ethernet protection ring. In particular, if the adapted bandwidth is below a threshold value and the ring protection state indicates that there is no link failure in the Ethernet protection ring, the link management controller (180) may deactivate the link (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Stefan Behrens, Jüergen Bos
  • Patent number: 9641422
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a network device coupled to a local base station at a cell site is configured to automatically create a more optimal route for inter-base station traffic between the local base station and a remote base station. The network device automatically discovers a remote Internet Protocol address of the remote base station used for inter-base station traffic based upon traffic transmitted by the local base station to the network device or traffic transmitted between the local and remote base stations. In response, the network device automatically installs the more optimal route entry in a routing table of the network device, which enables the network device to route inter-base station traffic originated from the local base station and destined to the remote base station using a shorter path through the backhaul network instead of routing the traffic through a mobile core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Andrew Wilkinson, Nayil Kavak, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9580176
    Abstract: An aircraft region comprising a main aisle extending along a longitudinal axis of an aircraft cabin, a door aisle extending along a transverse axis of the aircraft cabin substantially perpendicularly to the main aisle and an aircraft monument arranged in the door aisle and comprising at least one flight attendant seat facing a section of the main aisle adjoining the door aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Martin Metten, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9331861
    Abstract: The invention relates to an Ethernet ring node (100) comprising a plurality of ports including at least two ring ports and at least one non-ring port. The Ethernet ring node comprises a multicast list including information on which port multicast traffic belonging to a multicast group should be sent. A control unit is provided configured to control a traffic distribution of multicast traffic to the different ports of the Ethernet ring node based on the information provided in the multicast list. Furthermore, a detector is provided detecting a topology change of the Ethernet ring in which the Ethernet ring node is provided. When such a topology change is detected, all multicast traffic is transmitted to the at least two ring ports for a predefined period of time, and multicast traffic transmitted to the non-ring ports is transmitted in accordance with the information provided in the multicast list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Juergen Bos, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9294986
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for automatically creating a network route using a discovered IP address includes a first network device creating a connection-oriented interface with a first radio base station (RBS) for exchanging packets originating from the first RBS destined for the first network device, and for exchanging packets originating from the first network device destined for the first RBS, by receiving a first HELLO packet originating from the first RBS destined for the first network device, and transmitting a first HELLO packet destined for the first RBS. The method includes receiving, via the connection-oriented interface, a first CONNECT packet from the first RBS, the first CONNECT packet including a first IP address of the second RBS. The method includes creating a first network route between the first RBS and the second RBS using the first IP address included in the first CONNECT packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andrew Wilkinson, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9260190
    Abstract: A flight attendant seat, an aircraft monument assembly having such a flight attendant seat, and also an aircraft having an aircraft monument assembly of this kind. In one embodiment, the flight attendant seat includes a backrest element, a seat element and a guiding apparatus for holding the flight attendant seat in a starting position. The guiding apparatus according to this embodiment is also configured so that the flight attendant seat is movable, in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis of the backrest element, from the starting position into at least one end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9199740
    Abstract: A cabin attendant seat for an aircraft, a seat system comprising such a cabin attendant seat, an aircraft monument comprising such a cabin attendant seat and an aircraft comprising such an aircraft monument. The cabin attendant seat comprises a backrest element and a seat element. The cabin attendant seat is movable from a starting position into at least one end position. The cabin attendant seat further comprises an adapter element, the adapter element being arranged in the cabin attendant seat and configured to connect the cabin attendant seat, in the at least one end position, to an aircraft seat provided in the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens
  • Patent number: 9180970
    Abstract: A cabin attendant seat for an aircraft, an aircraft monument comprising such a cabin attendant seat and an aircraft comprising such an aircraft monument. The cabin attendant seat is movable from a starting position into at least one end position. The cabin attendant seat includes at least one backrest element and two seat elements. Each of the two seat elements is movable relative to the at least one backrest element between a folded position and an unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog, Stefan Behrens