Patents by Inventor Victor Carlioz

Victor Carlioz 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: 10988055
    Abstract: A passenger seat having improved backrest comfort features. The passenger seat has a backrest with a movable portion. In one example, the movable portion is defined by an upper backrest portion that can slide up and away from a lower backrest portion to provide a gap between the two portions. The gap 5 may provide an arm or elbow rest for a seat occupant. The movability of the backrest can also provide enhanced comfort for the seat occupant by allowing adjustability of the head rest portion. In other examples, the movable portion comprises the entire backrest of the seat. When in a raised position, the backrest may also provide enhanced privacy to the seat occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Arthur K. Glain, Victor Carlioz
  • Patent number: 10800531
    Abstract: Passenger accommodation systems are described. An example passenger accommodation system can be disposed in an aircraft and can include a passenger seating deck, a plurality of passenger seats disposed within the passenger seating deck, and a partition wall disposed within the passenger seating deck so as to separate the plurality of passenger seats into a first set of passenger seats and a second set of passenger seats. The partition wall can be aligned with a longitudinal axis extending in the direction of travel of the aircraft. Movement of passengers between the first set of seats and the second set of seats may not impeded by the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Hugo Jamson, Lito Karatsoli, Luke Miles
  • Publication number: 20200070691
    Abstract: A passenger seat having improved backrest comfort features. The passenger seat has a backrest with a movable portion. In one example, the movable portion is defined by an upper backrest portion that can slide up and away from a lower backrest portion to provide a gap between the two portions. The gap 5 may provide an arm or elbow rest for a seat occupant. The movability of the backrest can also provide enhanced comfort for the seat occupant by allowing adjustability of the head rest portion. In other examples, the movable portion comprises the entire backrest of the seat. When in a raised position, the backrest may also provide enhanced privacy to the seat occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Arthur K. Glain, Victor Carlioz
  • Publication number: 20190367170
    Abstract: A passenger seat assembly includes a seat support and an immobile seat shell mounted on the seat support. The seat shell can include a bench and a backrest. The bench includes a forward edge, an aft edge, and a top surface extending between the forward edge and the aft edge. The backrest can be connected to the aft edge of the bench and can extend in an upward direction from the top surface of the bench. In some cases, the backrest includes an upright portion connected to the bench and angled at a first angle with respect to the top surface of the bench, and a resting portion connected to the bench and angled at a second angle with respect to the top surface of the bench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Matthew Cleary, Hugo Jamson, Lito Karatsoli, Felix Lorsignol, Luke Miles
  • Publication number: 20190329891
    Abstract: Passenger seats having improved comfort emergency egress solutions for mini suites or other types of passenger seats that have a privacy screen, wall, or sliding door that divides the passenger seat from the aisle area or other common area. Specific embodiments find particular use on-board passenger transportation vehicles, such as aircraft, where comfort and privacy must be balanced with safety and federal regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: Safran Seats USA LLC, Safran Seats
    Inventors: Bastien Bonnefoy, Arthur K. Glain, Victor Carlioz, Matthew Cleary, Eric O. Freienmuth, Patrick Herault, Christopher La Montagna
  • Patent number: 10421547
    Abstract: A passenger seat assembly (150) includes a seat support (486) and an immobile seat shell (384) mounted on the seat support (486). The seat shell (384) can include a bench (388) and a backrest (390). The bench (388) includes a forward edge (392), an aft edge (394), and a top surface (301) extending between the forward edge (392) and the aft edge (394). The backrest (390) can be connected to the aft edge (394) of the bench (388) and can extend in an upward direction from the top surface (301) of the bench (388). In some cases, the backrest (390) includes an upright portion (303) connected to the bench (388) and angled at a first angle with respect to the top surface (301) of the bench (388), and a resting portion (305) connected to the bench (388) and angled at a second angle with respect to the top surface (301) of the bench (388).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Matthew Cleary, Hugo Jamson, Lito Karatsoli, Felix Lorsignol, Luke Miles
  • Patent number: 10358220
    Abstract: Two seats (16) are arranged facing in opposing directions, wherein each seat comprises a seat back (40), a headrest (48), and a seat pan (42). Each seat is configured to convert between a seat position and a bed position. A partition (18) is positioned between the two seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Seats
    Inventor: Victor Carlioz
  • Patent number: 10315772
    Abstract: Described are seat units having at least one seat (12) with an upper seat back cushion (32), a lower seat back cushion (34), and a seat pan cushion (36). The at least one seat is configured to transition between a seat position and a bed position. The upper seat back cushion and the lower seat back cushion are separated by a gap (56) located between an end of each cushion when the at least one seat is in the seat position. In contrast, the ends of the cushions are flush with each other when the at least one seat is in the bed position. The seat pan cushion is positioned below a passenger's buttocks when the at least one seat transitions between the seat position and the bed position without additional adjustment by the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Seats France
    Inventors: Charles Ehrmann, Bastien Bonnefoy, Victor Carlioz, Laurent Ligonnière, Felix Lorsignol
  • Publication number: 20190092475
    Abstract: A seating assembly may employ one or more of: a seat stagger, a seat overlap, and a seat angling to offer significant width and comfort gains and reduce the negative impact of width and leg room gains on seating density. With one seat of a pair staggered forward with respect to the other seat each may then be moved laterally and overlap (as seen from the front). The seating positions may be further improved by angling each seat away from their center arm rest area, reducing the encroaching effect of the overlap by pointing the passenger away from the overlap, reducing the visual impact of the staggered seating by pointing the passenger away from the nearest seat ahead, and improving leg room by directing the passenger's legs forward at an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: ACLA Studio LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Matthew Cleary
  • Publication number: 20180281964
    Abstract: Described are examples of a seating arrangement for an aircraft with a first seat in a first accommodation space and a second seat in a second accommodation space, wherein the first and second accommodation spaces are configured to share a common floor space at a floor level of the aircraft. One seating arrangement includes a divider screen located between the first and second accommodation spaces, moveable, by sliding in a direction along the common floor space, between a stowed position permitting passenger egress between the first and second accommodation spaces across the common floor space, and a deployed position preventing passenger egress between the first and second accommodation spaces across the common floor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Zodiac Seats UK Limited
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, James B. Woodington, Rachel West, Jan Jurre Miedema
  • Publication number: 20180265201
    Abstract: Passenger accommodation systems are described. An example passenger accommodation system can be disposed in an aircraft and can include a passenger seating deck, a plurality of passenger seats disposed within the passenger seating deck, and a partition wall disposed within the passenger seating deck so as to separate the plurality of passenger seats into a first set of passenger seats and a second set of passenger seats. The partition wall can be aligned with a longitudinal axis extending in the direction of travel of the aircraft. Movement of passengers between the first set of seats and the second set of seats may not impeded by the partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Zodiac Seats US LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Hugo Jamson, Lito Karatsoli, Luke Miles
  • Publication number: 20180079508
    Abstract: A passenger seat assembly (150) includes a seat support (486) and an immobile seat shell (384) mounted on the seat support (486). The seat shell (384) can include a bench (388) and a backrest (390). The bench (388) includes a forward edge (392), an aft edge (394), and a top surface (301) extending between the forward edge (392) and the aft edge (394). The backrest (390) can be connected to the aft edge (394) of the bench (388) and can extend in an upward direction from the top surface (301) of the bench (388). In some cases, the backrest (390) includes an upright portion (303) connected to the bench (388) and angled at a first angle with respect to the top surface (301) of the bench (388), and a resting portion (305) connected to the bench (388) and angled at a second angle with respect to the top surface (301) of the bench (388).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Zodiac Seats US LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Matthew Cleary, Hugo Jamson, Lito Karatsoli, Felix Lorsignol, Luke Miles
  • Patent number: 9744894
    Abstract: Footrest assembly for a passenger seat having a saddle (22) and a post (16) pivotally coupled to a fastener (38) connected to the saddle. A ratcheting mechanism (86) with at least one tooth (88) is positioned on a first end (20) of the post and a pawl (90) is pivotally coupled to a pawl shaft (98) fixedly coupled to the saddle. A cam follower (96) is pivotally coupled to the fastener and positioned within a slot (106) formed in the end of the post in order to prevent the pawl from engaging with a tooth while pivoting in a direction of a fully deployed position of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Seats US LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Alexandre Dufour
  • Publication number: 20170029118
    Abstract: Described are seat units having at least one seat (12) with an upper seat back cushion (32), a lower seat back cushion (34), and a seat pan cushion (36). The at least one seat is configured to transition between a seat position and a bed position. The upper seat back cushion and the lower seat back cushion are separated by a gap (56) located between an end of each cushion when the at least one seat is in the seat position. In contrast, the ends of the cushions are flush with each other when the at least one seat is in the bed position. The seat pan cushion is positioned below a passenger's buttocks when the at least one seat transitions between the seat position and the bed position without additional adjustment by the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Zodiac Seats France
    Inventors: Charles Ehrmann, Bastien Bonnefoy, Victor Carlioz, Laurent Ligonnière, Felix Lorsignol
  • Publication number: 20160272323
    Abstract: Two seats (16) are arranged facing in opposing directions, wherein each seat comprises a seat back (40), a headrest (48), and a seat pan (42). Each seat is configured to convert between a seat position and a bed position. A partition (18) is positioned between the two seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Victor Carlioz
  • Publication number: 20150274053
    Abstract: Footrest assembly for a passenger seat having a saddle (22) and a post (16) pivotally coupled to a fastener (38) connected to the saddle. A ratcheting mechanism (86) with at least one tooth (88) is positioned on a first end (20) of the post and a pawl (90) is pivotally coupled to a pawl shaft (98) fixedly coupled to the saddle. A cam follower (96) is pivotally coupled to the fastener and positioned within a slot (106) formed in the end of the post in order to prevent the pawl from engaging with a tooth while pivoting in a direction of a fully deployed position of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Victor Carlioz, Alexandre Dufour