Patents by Inventor Yves Durand

Yves Durand 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: 9376200
    Abstract: A leaktight nose cone backplate for an aircraft having a first side oriented towards a radome zone intended to house a mobile antenna, and a second side opposite the first side and oriented towards a cockpit of the aircraft. The second side has at least one recess intended to receive at least one piece of cockpit equipment, each recess being partly delimited by a backplate structure forming a protrusion on the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guerring
  • Patent number: 9359084
    Abstract: An integral avionics bay module. The module has a structure that has an integral cabin floor on top that closes the structure. Installing such an integral avionics bay structure in a single operation inside a primary fuselage structure considerably reduces the integration time on the final assembly line for the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 9351412
    Abstract: An electrical and electronics bay of an aircraft has at least two rows of systems elements, each row being separated by a single corridor extending an entire longitudinal length of the electrical and electronics bay and being devoid of the systems elements. Each row has at least one set of systems elements and at least one electrical power center, wherein the systems elements are arranged in cabinets. At least one of the cabinets includes at least one removable mobile shelf for allowing access from a front to the back of the cabinets. Bottom edges of back faces of the cabinet are arranged against the fuselage to remove an additional corridor at the back of the cabinet, and front faces of the cabinet are directly accessible from the single corridor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 9290259
    Abstract: An aircraft nose comprising a primary fuselage structure, and housed inside said structure, a cockpit, and an avionics bay containing a plurality of avionics racks designed to receive electrical and/or electronic equipment. The cockpit and the avionics bay are each made in the form of a distinct module that is suitable for being installed in a single operation inside the primary fuselage structure. The use of modules for integrating in the aircraft nose makes it possible to reduce considerably the time required for fitting out the nose on the final assembly line of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Publication number: 20160028633
    Abstract: A method for dynamically controlling throughput set points from sources to targets in a network on a chip including a plurality of nodes and a plurality of links between these nodes for transmission of data packets, including for each link of the network solicited by the transmission of data packets, estimation of an available throughput margin that includes the estimation of a first margin calculated based on a maximum throughput capacity of the link; and for each emitting source of at least one data packet, the calculation and the application of an update of its throughput set point according to the estimated available throughput margins. Estimation of available throughput margin for each link includes estimation of a second margin calculated based on a maximum local absorption capacity of possible sporadic overflows of the throughput set points and its value is determined according to the first and second calculated margins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Yves DURAND, Christian BERNARD
  • Patent number: 9221541
    Abstract: A piece of furniture for an aircraft, including a plurality of carriages a first section forming an interface of use for a user with which at least one carriage may be taken and/or deposited in the piece of furniture and a second section allowing the said carriages to be circulated along at least first and second main directions substantially perpendicular to each other, at least in a plane of the aircraft for storing and/or delivering to the user at least one carriage, the first section and/or the second section including an arrangement for distributing at least one carriage from the second section towards the first section and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 9216809
    Abstract: A ventilation system for an avionics bay has two strut assemblies for stiffening the floor of the cockpit, each strut assembly being arranged symmetrically regarding to the central plane of the aircraft, and means of distribution of the blowing air in the cabinets of the bay from the strut assemblies. The extraction circuit includes exhaust ducts integrated in the cabinets and couples together by tight inter-cabinets junctions in an overall configuration of maximized compactness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Yves Durand
  • Patent number: 9199719
    Abstract: A keel beam connected to a central wing box of an aircraft and ensuring the connection between a front structure and a rear structure of an aircraft is characterized in that it includes, on the one hand, a U-shaped body with a horizontal base and two solid lateral walls, and on the other hand, a cover which has a U shape oriented in the same manner as the body, with a base in the lower portion and curved edges, the ends of which are oriented upward so that each curved edge includes an outer surface flattened against and fixed to the inner surface of the lateral walls in order to define, with the body, a closed section, the cover including openings for accessing the inside of the keel beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Denis Soula, Jérôme Colmagro
  • Patent number: 9032114
    Abstract: The invention relates to an access controller which comprises a module (24) for managing writing in a circular buffer (16), means (38) for storing a first read pointer (PL) and a second write pointer (PE), a module (30) for managing reading in the circular buffer (16), means (24, 30, 40) for blocking reading, respectively writing, means (38) for storing a read or write work pointer (PT) which is different from the first and second pointers (PL; PE), and means (24, 30, 40) for updating the wo: pointer (PT) according to a predetermined update logic. The predetermined update logic comprises forward or backward movements of the work pointer (PT) inside the circular buffer (16), and the controller includes means for blocking the read or write work pointer if the read work pointer (PT) points outside a memory space reserved for reading or, respectively, if the write work pointer (PT) points outside a free memory space for writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Christian Bernard
  • Publication number: 20140301206
    Abstract: A system for transmitting concurrent data flows on a network includes a memory containing the data of the data flows; a plurality of queues assigned respectively to the data flows, organized to receive the data as atomic transmission units; a flow regulator configured to poll the queues in sequence and, if the polled queue contains a full transmission unit, transmitting the unit on the network at a nominal flow-rate of the network; a queue management circuit configured to individually fill each queue from the data contained in the memory, at a nominal speed of the system, up to a threshold common to all queues; a configuration circuit configurable to provide the common threshold of the queues; and a processor programmed to produce the data flows and manage their assignment to the queues, and connected to the configuration circuit to dynamically adjust the threshold according to the largest transmission unit used in the flows being transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Alexandre Blampey
  • Publication number: 20140301207
    Abstract: A system for transmitting concurrent data flows on a network, includes a memory containing data of data flows; a plurality of queues assigned respectively to the data flows, organized to receive the data as atomic transmission units; a flow regulator to poll the queues in sequence and, if the polled queue contains a full transmission unit, transmitting the unit on the network at a nominal flow-rate of the network; a sequencer to poll the queues in a round-robin manner and enable a data request signal when the filling level of the polled queue is below a threshold common to all queues, which threshold is greater than the size of the largest transmission unit; and a direct memory access configured to receive the data request signal and respond thereto by transferring data from the memory to the corresponding queue at a nominal speed of the system, up to the common threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Alexandre Blampey
  • Publication number: 20140301205
    Abstract: A credit-based data flow control method between a consumer device and a producer device. The method includes the steps of decrementing a credit counter for each transmission of a sequence of data by the producer device, arresting data transmission when the credit counter reaches zero, sending a credit each time the consumer device has consumed a data sequence and incrementing the credit counter upon receipt of each credit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michel Harrand, Yves Durand, Patrice Couvert, Thomas Champseix, Benoît Dupont De Dinechin
  • Publication number: 20140246542
    Abstract: A forward part of an aircraft comprising a fuselage and a landing gear well housing a forward landing gear comprising a breaker strut designed to adopt an extended configuration when the landing gear is extended, configuration in which said breaker strut lies in a strut plane parallel to the transverse direction of the forward part. The forward part comprises a transverse beam resisting strut reactions located above the landing gear well and mounted on the fuselage at its two ends, the beam having a globally rectangular cross-section, in which the median plane parallel to the length of the rectangle is coincident with said strut plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Yves Durand
  • Publication number: 20140210258
    Abstract: An electrical cabinet of an aircraft is provided. The electrical cabinet includes at least one motherboard including on a first face sockets into which are plugged PCB boards ensuring one or more electrical functions, the said electrical cabinet being linked to the electrical circuit of the aircraft organized as various electrical harnesses by way of an electrical connection system, characterized in that the electrical connection system comprises at the level of the second face of the motherboard at least one additional layer, the free face of the last additional layer comprising sockets each ensuring electrical connection with an electrical harness of the aircraft, the additional layer or layers comprising tracks which make it possible to reorganize the electrical circuits emanating from the sockets intended for the PCB boards so as to render them compliant with the sockets intended for the harnesses of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.A.S
    Inventors: Bernard GUERING, Yves DURAND
  • Publication number: 20140209742
    Abstract: An electrical core of an aircraft is provided. The electrical core includes at least one shelf on which is disposed at least one module containing components and comprising at least one input able to be linked to at least one power supply cable and at least one output able to be linked to at least one output cable. In the module, the output cable or cables travel under or in the shelf disposed under the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bernard GUERING, Yves DURAND
  • Publication number: 20140203143
    Abstract: A leaktight nose cone backplate for an aircraft having a first side oriented towards a radome zone intended to house a mobile antenna, and a second side opposite the first side and oriented towards a cockpit of the aircraft. The second side has at least one recess intended to receive at least one piece of cockpit equipment, each recess being partly delimited by a backplate structure forming a protrusion on the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guerring
  • Publication number: 20140175223
    Abstract: An aircraft front portion in which the landing gear storage bay is arranged under a cockpit floor. The landing gear bay is mechanically connected to the fuselage frames of the aircraft front portion in order to perform the function of taking up the mechanical forces acting on the fuselage frames under the effect of pressurization. The cockpit floor is thus simplified since it serves solely as a plane for the crew to walk on and it can be lowered so as to release space in the cockpit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Publication number: 20140175228
    Abstract: An aircraft hold including a device for automated processing of luggage is provided. The device includes at least one automated arm for handling the luggage. The automated arm, which is mounted so as to be able to move in translation along the longitudinal axis of the hold of the aircraft includes a head for grasping an item of luggage. A wrapper for packaging an item of luggage for the automated processing of the item of luggage is also provided. The wrapper is in the form of a protective film and includes a grasping surface separate from but secured to the protective film. A method for automated processing of luggage in an aircraft is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Publication number: 20140175964
    Abstract: An electrical and electronics bay of an aircraft comprising two rows of elements, each row being separated by a single corridor and comprising at least one set of systems elements and at least one electrical power center, the systems elements being arranged in cabinets. At least one of the cabinets comprises mobile shelves for allowing access to the back of the cabinets by crossing it. This architecture makes it possible to increase the density of the elements present in the bay while observing the principles of redundancy and segregation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering
  • Publication number: 20140179211
    Abstract: An air extraction unit taking the form of a body, the geometric shape of which makes it easier to incorporate into an avionics bay of an aircraft. The air extraction unit derives from a multipurpose approach to the operational components of the avionics bay of an aircraft aimed at achieving weight and cost savings. All of the elements of the air extraction circuit are arranged in a compact housing of the body and are protected by the structure thereof. The air extraction unit can be used as a floor of an avionics bay that can be walked on, with a lateral organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Yves Durand, Bernard Guering