Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Rittner

Wolfgang Rittner 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: 20200239145
    Abstract: An oxygen generator outlet manifold assembly that includes an outlet manifold and an end cover. The outlet manifold includes a main body portion with inner and outer surfaces and at least a first hose connector that includes an outlet defined therein extending from the main body portion. The main body portion defines a main body portion interior that includes a connection opening defined in the inner surface, a ring chamber, a flow space and a distribution chamber. An annular ring is positioned in the main body portion chamber interior and separates the ring chamber from the distribution chamber. The end cover includes a generator outlet portion extending therefrom that is received in the connection opening. The generator outlet portion includes an outlet valve having an open and a closed state and includes an interior chamber that cooperates with the ring chamber to define an outlet chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ruediger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Andreas Westphal, Etienne Tomasena
  • Publication number: 20190379584
    Abstract: A network access control method involves requesting access to a network via a wireless communication adapter for a personal electronic device. Then, an acoustic audio code output by an audio signaling device connected to the wireless communication adapter by wire is acoustically captured by the personal electronic device. A digital representation of the captured acoustic audio code is submitted from the personal electronic device to the wireless communication adapter via wireless communication. Subsequently, the wireless communication adapter authenticates the personal electronic device on the basis of the submitted digital representation of the captured acoustic audio code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fischer, Jan Mueller, Ulrich Rittner, Michael Netzler
  • Patent number: 10425286
    Abstract: A network access control method involves requesting access to a network via a wireless communication adapter for a personal electronic device. Then, an acoustic audio code output by an audio signaling device connected to the wireless communication adapter by wire is acoustically captured by the personal electronic device. A digital representation of the captured acoustic audio code is submitted from the personal electronic device to the wireless communication adapter via wireless communication. Subsequently, the wireless communication adapter authenticates the personal electronic device on the basis of the submitted digital representation of the captured acoustic audio code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fischer, Jan Mueller, Ulrich Rittner, Michael Netzler
  • Publication number: 20190282839
    Abstract: A system for delivering breathing gas to passengers on-board an aircraft, comprising: a source of breathing gas, at least one face mask for passengers, a reservoir associated with each face mask, a delivery valve for each face mask, the delivery valve being disposed between the source of breathing gas and the reservoir, the reservoir being disposed between the delivery valve and the face mask, a sensor associated with each reservoir and configured to sense a filling of the reservoir, and a controller configured to control the delivery valve in a continuous supply mode to provide a continuous flow of breathing gas to the reservoir and to interrupt the continuous flow of breathing gas when the filing sensed by the sensor is a filling threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jürgen Wenzel, Wolfgang Rittner, Jean-Baptiste Philippe Delprat, Vincent Jean Pierre Marie Gillotin, Vincent Gérard Greter, Florian Damien Romain Klockiewicz, Joan Urbain, Stuart David Dixon Walker
  • Publication number: 20190152610
    Abstract: An oxygen dispensing system for passenger(s) of an aircraft, comprising an oxygen dispensing unit, with a dispensing valve supplied by an oxygen source, a tube assembly comprising a tube and an optical fiber, a breathing mask, wherein the tube establishes a fluid connection between the oxygen dispensing unit and the mask, a sensory device arranged at the breathing mask, connected to the oxygen dispensing unit via the optical fiber, wherein the sensory device senses, at the breathing mask, variations of parameter(s) influenced by the breathing of a passenger using the mask, and transmit, via the optical fiber, corresponding breath signal(s) to the oxygen dispensing unit which is configured to deliver, upon said breath signal, a controlled quantity of oxygen in the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Craig Damlo, Henri Marotte
  • Publication number: 20180326231
    Abstract: A method for providing oxygen to crew member or passenger of an aircraft comprising: providing a chemical absorption substance selected from crystalline salts of organometallic complexes, wherein said chemical absorption substance stores oxygen in a chemisorption process, arranging the chemical absorption substance in a container connected to an oxygen mask via an oxygen line, releasing oxygen out of said chemical absorption substance in case of an emergency situation in a cabin or cockpit, onboard of an aircraft requiring oxygen supply to said crew member or passenger, and directing said oxygen in a gaseous state via said oxygen line to said oxygen mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Günter Boomgaarden, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 9988150
    Abstract: A container for an oxygen supply unit is described. The container may have a container well, wherein a container door can be pivotably joined at a container well's edge, wherein the container is provided with a sensor system, adapted to indicate a status and/or change of status of the door, in particular relative to the well. A system of an arrangement of a number of oxygen supply devices in a ceiling-panel along an aircraft cabin, in particular along an aircraft cabin alley of seats, also is described, wherein each oxygen supply unit is stored in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Gunter Boomgarden, Mark Niedostatek, Rudiger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Patent number: 9884210
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft passenger emergency oxygen supply device comprising an oxygen mask having a mask body with a first opening for covering mouth and/or nose of the passenger, a second opening connecting said first opening with a source of oxygen, a passenger service unit, a connecting line fixed to the oxygen mask body at one end and having a coupling at the other end for coupling said line to the passenger service unit wherein a chemical reaction component is comprised in the oxygen mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9770610
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen device for passenger of an aircraft, including a chemical oxygen generator including a chemical oxygen source and an activation unit for initiating a chemical reaction of the chemical oxygen source producing oxygen, at least two oxygen masks each connected with the chemical oxygen generator for receiving an oxygen fluid flow from the chemical oxygen generator after the activation unit has initiated the chemical reaction, and a mechanical activation assembly for activating the activation unit. The activation unit is activated by a mechanical force exerted onto an activation element of the activation unit and the mechanical activation assembly includes for each of the at least two oxygen masks a first mechanical connection from the activation element to a fixation element releasably mounted to the emergency oxygen device and a second mechanical connection from the fixation element to the oxygen mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Marco Hollm, Günter Boomgaarden, Romain Ducos, Rüdiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 9656106
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen supply device for aircraft inhabitants, comprising a container, wherein an oxygen mask is positioned inside said container, a releasable cover and a latch mechanism comprising a latch locking said cover lid. According to the invention said latch mechanism comprises a permanent magnet interacting with a magnetisable element an exerting a magnetic holding force onto said magnetisable element to hold said latch in a locking position, wherein a solenoid is positioned adjacent to the permanent magnet, said solenoid being connected to a control unit said control unit being adapted to receive an opening signal and to provide a current flowing through said solenoid in response to such opening signal, wherein said solenoid is arranged and dimensioned such that the current flowing through said solenoid reduces said magnetic holding force to such a level that the latch is released in a n unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Andreas Westphal, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Frederik Hoffmann, Romain Ducos, Günter Boomgaarden, Benjamin Fleczok
  • Patent number: 9649514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulation device for a source of breathable gas, comprising a reaction medium adapted to perform an exothermic reaction for the production of breathable gas, the reaction medium surrounding an interior reaction volume having a breathable gas outlet. The invention further relates to a chemical oxygen generator system for the provision of breathable gas in an aircraft as well as to a method for regulating a source of breathable gas comprising the step of initiating an exothermic reaction of a reaction medium for the production of breathable gas, the reaction medium surrounding an interior reaction volume having a breathable gas outlet, wherein the breathable gas is flowing through the breathable gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9486653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an emergency oxygen supply mask adapted for rescuing a passenger of an aircraft in an emergency situation. In one example, the oxygen mask includes a mask body with a first opening for covering the mouth and/or nose of a passenger and with a second opening connecting the first opening for providing breathable supply air. In some cases, the emergency oxygen supply mask includes a physical reaction component connected to the mask body for receiving air and converting the air into supply air by a physical reaction between the air and a physical reaction material in the physical reaction component to produce oxygen-enriched air. The oxygen-enriched air may be supplied as the supply air to the first opening of the mask body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9345913
    Abstract: Detailed is an aircraft oxygen emergency device including a chemical oxygen generator, an oxygen supply line including a first line section connecting the chemical oxygen generator with a flow regulator unit, and a second line section connecting the flow regulator unit with at least one oxygen mask for supplying oxygen to a mouth or a nose (or both) of a person at a breathing pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rudiger Meckes, Gunter Boomgaarden, Mark Niedostatek
  • Patent number: 9327146
    Abstract: This invention relates to cabin service arrangement assigned to at least one passenger seat in a seat row of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting unit for providing a light projection and at least one man machine interface for operating the lighting unit, wherein the at least one man machine interface is associated with an initiating unit for providing an activation of the lighting unit and a deactivation unit for receiving an indication for deactivation of the light projection, wherein the deactivation is initializable by an external signal, and wherein the light projection from the lighting unit comprises an illumination, the illumination being adapted to effect a cabin attendant call. According to the invention the illumination is adapted to be projected to a projection spot outside of the seat row, and the deactivation of the illumination is effectable from outside of the seat row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9296333
    Abstract: Described are lighting devices of passenger aircraft. Also described are methods of operating the devices as well as lighting systems and passenger service units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Mark Niedostatek, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgarden
  • Patent number: 9227091
    Abstract: Oxygen regulator (1) to deliver breathing gas in a cabin (10) of an aircraft comprising a first inlet (12) for pressurized breathing oxygen, a second inlet (14) for diluter gas, an outlet (16) to provide a breathing mixture to a user, and a regulation device adjusting the concentration of breathing oxygen in the breathing mixture. The regulation device comprises a emergency device (30) that adjusts the concentration of breathing oxygen in the breathing mixture as a function of a variation speed of the cabin altitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Matthieu Fromage, Wolfgang Rittner, Gunter Boomgarden, Christophe Besset
  • Patent number: 9162087
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency tubing set, including an oxygen mask adapted to cover a users mouth and nose, a tubing connected at a first end to said tubing set to provide oxygen to said oxygen mask, and a connect or connected to said tubing at a second end opposed to said first end, the connector being adapted to be connected to an oxygen source for supplying oxygen to said tubing. According to the invention the tubing includes an excess tubing section and a connecting tubing section wherein the excess tubing section is stored in a bottom pouch and a first part of an intermediate tubing section is arranged inside the bottom pouch and a second part of said intermediate tubing section is arranged outside said bottom pouch, wherein the intermediate tubing interconnects the excess tubing section and the connecting tubing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Craig Damlo, Wolfgang Rittner
  • Patent number: 9119977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oxygen breathing device, in particular for providing oxygen to passengers or crew of an aircraft, the device comprising an oxygen source for providing pressurized oxygen, a valve connected to the oxygen source via a pressure line, a control unit for controlling said valve, and at least one nozzle for dispensing the oxygen passing through said valve. In particular, the present invention relates to an oxygen breathing device comprising a measuring unit for determining the mass flow rate of oxygen passing through said nozzle. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for supplying oxygen to a person, in particular a flight passenger, using an oxygen breathing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rudiger Meckes, Gunter Boomgarden
  • Patent number: 9119976
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oxygen breathing device that includes an oxygen source, in particular a chemical oxygen generator or an oxygen pressure tank, at least one oxygen mask connected via an oxygen supply line to said oxygen source, and a flow control unit adapted to receive a signal indicating ambient pressure or to detect ambient pressure and to control the flow of oxygen through the oxygen supply line depending on said ambient pressure. In some embodiments, the flow control unit is adapted to provide a low oxygen flow at a first ambient pressure and provide a higher oxygen flow at a second ambient pressure which is lower than said first ambient pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rudiger Meckes
  • Patent number: 9108074
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a chemical oxygen generator for an emergency oxygen device, comprising an outer housing defining an interior space and comprising an outlet opening, a solid oxygen source within said interior space containing a material which is able to produce oxygen in a chemical reaction. According to embodiments of the invention, a hollow tube within said interior space is embedded in said solid oxygen source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rudiger Meckes