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244117000 - AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE

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20090194635OVERHEAD BIN FOR USE ON BOTH SIDES IN AN AIRCRAFT - An overhead bin for use on both sides in a passenger cabin of an aircraft, includes a first baggage compartment and a second baggage compartment, a first opening and a second opening for loading items into the first baggage compartment and into the second baggage compartment, and a partition for dividing the first baggage compartment from the second baggage compartment. The first baggage compartment and the second baggage compartment differ from each other in their shape and/or alignment. With several overhead bins, the alignment of a larger and a smaller baggage bin can alternate so that adequate bin space for stowing hand baggage is available to passengers in the center seats.08-06-2009
20130075524AIRBAG MODULE ON PASSENGER DOOR - Described are airbag modules for a passenger door having a door bustle, an airbag positioned adjacent the door bustle, and an inflator positioned adjacent the door bustle. As examples, a pneumatic system is coupled to the inflator and the airbag, wherein the pneumatic system includes a slide lock that is configured to couple a girt bar of an escape slide to a passenger door sill when the inflator is activated. As additional examples, a valve is coupled to an inlet of the airbag, wherein the valve is configured to prevent the pressurized gas from flowing from the inflator to the airbag when the valve is closed and is configured to allow the pressurized gas to flow from the inflator to the airbag when the valve is open.03-28-2013
20110192935DEVICE FOR HOLDING LUGGAGE IN A PASSENGER CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a device for holding luggage in a passenger cabin of an aircraft, said device being arranged above a seat row in a passenger cabin of an aircraft or a vehicle and being fastened to a structure which is fixed to the aircraft. The luggage rack comprises an outer housing which is fixed in position and into which a separate inner housing is fit in a positive-locking manner. The inner housing is arranged relative to the outer housing so that said inner housing can move between two end positions about a moving pivot point close to the center of gravity in a force-operated manner. In the closed end position, the luggage rack is visibly integrated into a cabin lining of the passenger cabin.08-11-2011
20100140398MODULAR GALLEY UNIT INCLUDING BEVERAGE MAKER - A galley unit comprising a plurality of mid-level modules and a plurality of high-level modules that are assembled together to form a modular galley unit, wherein at least one of the mid-level modules is a beverage maker unit. A combination comprising an aircraft and a modular galley unit, wherein at least one of the modules is a beverage maker unit.06-10-2010
20100140397ARRANGEMENT FOR A PILOT AREA OF AN AIRCRAFT - An aircraft flight deck includes: first and second seats disposed side-by-side longitudinally in a flying direction of an aircraft, and separated by a central pedestal; control or display elements distributed ergonomically in the flight deck; and a third seat disposed longitudinally in the flying direction, located behind the first and second seats, and at a rear of the central pedestal. The central pedestal includes: a connecting device for the display elements, a control device dedicated to a third crew member and disposed at a side of the third seat; and display or control elements dedicated to tasks other than piloting, and visible and accessible from the three seats.06-10-2010
20100116933SEAT TRACK ADAPTER - An apparatus comprising an elongate planar member, a number of flanges, and a number of channels at ends of the number of flanges. The elongate planar member may have a first side, a second side, and a number of holes. The first side may be opposite to the second side, wherein the first side may be capable of being secured to a track having a substantially planar surface with an array of holes. The number of flanges may extend from the second side of the elongate planar member. Each channel in the number of channels may have a bottom, a first wall, and a second wall. The first wall may have a first lip, and the second wall may have a second lip, wherein the first lip and the second lip may extend towards a centerline of an associated channel in the number of channels.05-13-2010
20100116935VACUUM TOILET SYSTEM FOR WASTE WATER TRANSPORT AND WASTE WATER COLLECTION IN AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a vacuum toilet system for transporting toilet waste water and for collecting the waste water in an aircraft. The vacuum toilet system comprises a waste water transport tank and a waste water collection tank that is always subjected to a cabin pressure. In this case, the vacuum toilet system is designed in such a way that the transport of the waste water through the waste water transport tank takes place in combination with a pressure difference between the toilet and an outboard ventilation. The waste water is collected in a waste water collection tank. In this case, the waste water collection tank may be realized in the form of a conform, unpressurized waste water collection tank.05-13-2010
20100116934UNDER-FLOOR SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT - The present invention relates to an under-floor system for providing a functional space for an aircraft. The under-floor system comprises a support-member structure and a cover element. The support-member structure is designed such that the support-member structure can be fastened to an aircraft structure element. The cover element can be fastened to the support-member structure such that the cover element is spaced apart from, for example, the aircraft floor. By means of spacing the cover element apart from the aircraft floor, the functional space can be provided.05-13-2010
20090206200ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR STOWING AWAY AND REMOVING A SURVIVAL KIT IN A PASSENGER CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT - An assembly and a method for stowing away and removing a survival kit in a passenger cabin of an aircraft, comprising a first stowage compartment that may be put in place in a floor of the passenger cabin, wherein the first stowage compartment is equipped for completely accommodating the survival kit and for leading out a hook that is connected to the survival kit by way of a strap, which hook is used for hooking the survival kit to an attachment means of a rescue device with the first stowage compartment remaining closed.08-20-2009
20090121080Aircraft Luggage Compartment - A luggage compartment for aircraft comprises a tilting floor, a flap and a suspension device. The tilting floor is designed for holding carry-on baggage and the like, and may be locked in an initial position and may be tilted to another position for easier loading or unloading. The loading edge height may be substantially lower than the initial height of the closed luggage compartment. For example, an interlocking mechanism may couple the opening and closing of a flap and the tilting of the floor from an initial position to the tilted position, such as a three-position handle that prevents release of the tilting floor until the flap is unlatched.05-14-2009
20100044509MOVABLE STORAGE UNIT FOR AN ACCOMMODATION MODULE OF AN AIRCRAFT - According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a storage module is stated that is positioned in a region between two frame elements of an aircraft and that can be moved to a folded-out state. The storage unit forms part of a crew rest compartment in an aircraft.02-25-2010
20130026293HOUSING-FREE HATRACK - A housing-free hatrack for a passenger cabin of an aircraft includes a hatrack body, at least one fixing brace and a bearing which is arranged between the hatrack body and one end of the fixing brace in such a way that the hatrack body is pivotable about a pivot axis. The other end of the fixing brace may be connected to a former of an aircraft structure of the aircraft. This hatrack dispenses with the double-walled construction of conventional hatracks and the hatrack is therefore directly fixed to the structure of the aircraft.01-31-2013
20130082141ACTUATION DEVICE FOR OPENING AN EMERGENCY EXIT FLAP OF A COCKPIT DOOR - An actuation device for opening an emergency exit flap of a cockpit door is provided. The actuation device comprises a support structure, at least two securing elements, an actuation element and a deflection mechanism. The support structure is configured so as to be fastened to the emergency exit flap. The securing elements are integrated into the support structure and are configured so as to fasten the actuation device, and thus the emergency exit flap, to the cockpit door. The actuation element is connected to the support structure. Therein, the deflection mechanism connects the securing elements to the actuation element in such a way that a force which is exerted on the actuation element is diverted in such a way that the securing elements are released from the cockpit door.04-04-2013
20130082140SANITARY MODULE ARRANGEMENT FOR INSTALLATION IN AN AIRCRAFT CABIN - A sanitary module arrangement configured for installation in an aircraft cabin includes a sanitary module, the interior of which is separated by a partition wall from an area of the aircraft cabin adjacent to the sanitary module. A sanitary appliance and a first trolley parking place to accommodate at least one trolley configured for holding supplies for the passengers in the aircraft cabin are provided in the interior of the sanitary module. A second trolley parking place for accommodating at least one trolley configured for holding supplies for the passengers in the aircraft cabin is provided adjacent to an outer face of the partition wall outside the sanitary module. A trolley fastening device comprises a holder system for detachably fastening a trolley parked at the second trolley parking place, wherein the holder system includes a holder attached to the outer face of the partition wall.04-04-2013
20120217343Interface System For Use In An Aircraft Galley - An interface system (08-30-2012
20120217342FASTENING ARRANGEMENT FOR FASTENING A STORAGE CONTAINER IN A COMPARTMENT OF AN AIRCRAFT GALLEY, STORAGE CONTAINER AND AIRCRAFT GALLEY - A fastening arrangement for fastening a storage container in a compartment of an aircraft galley comprises a latching mechanism including a latch and a first biasing mechanism, the first biasing mechanism being adapted to bias the latch into a latched position in a first operational state of the latching mechanism, such that the latch is adapted to interact with the storage container upon insertion of the storage container into the compartment of the aircraft galley so as to be moved from its latched position into an unlatched position against the biasing force applied to the latch by the first biasing mechanism, and such that the latch is adapted to be moved back into its latched position by the biasing force applied to the latch by the first biasing mechanism when the storage container has reached a predefined position in the compartment of the aircraft galley.08-30-2012
20130056583HANDLING SYSTEM FOR HANDLING OBJECTS IN A VEHICLE, STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING OBJECTS IN A VEHICLE - A handling system for handling objects in a vehicle comprises a storage apparatus that is positionable outside a vehicle cabin, an access device that is positionable in a vehicle cabin, and a transport device for transporting objects between the storage apparatus and the access device. The storage apparatus comprises a storage space and a connection station that is connectable to the transport device, wherein the storage apparatus comprises at least one drive device for moving carriers on which objects to be stored are held. The handling system comprises at least one guiding device that with the drive device guides the carriers on at least one circular path within the storage space. The storage space thus comprises a vertical flat shape that results in a significantly smaller reduction in the available cargo volume in a vehicle, while at the same time maximizing the design space available for passenger seats.03-07-2013
20120223185ON-BOARD SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ON-BOARD GALLEY HAVING A FUEL CELL UNIT FOR USE IN AN AIRCRAFT - An on-board supply system (09-06-2012
20110011976CONNECTION OF CABIN COMPONENTS, CABIN COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING CABIN COMPONENTS - A connection device for a plurality of cabin components of an aircraft includes a rail extending in a longitudinal direction of an aircraft structure, wherein the plurality of cabin components is disposed on the rail; and a plurality of adjustment devices configured to self-adjust each of the plurality of cabin components in the longitudinal direction.01-20-2011
20120234974Cabin equipment component connection system and method for modifying passenger cabin configuration - A cabin equipment component connection system for an aircraft comprises a plurality of connecting elements, which are adapted to be connected to a cabin equipment component in order to connect the cabin equipment component to a higher-level system of the aircraft. In at least one zone of the cabin equipment component connection system, a number and an arrangement of the connecting elements in the cabin of the aircraft are selected such that cabin equipment components that are provided in a first number and/or a first arrangement in the cabin of the aircraft are connectable to the connecting elements of the cabin equipment component connection system, and that cabin equipment components that are provided in a second number and/or a second arrangement in the cabin of the aircraft are connectable to the connecting elements of the cabin equipment component connection system.09-20-2012
20120234973Decompression Device and Decompression System - A decompression device is provided having a frame element, in which at least one decompression opening is formed, and a cover is fastenable by means of a fastening device to the frame element in order in a first position to close the decompression opening formed in the frame element. The fastening device includes at least one holding clip and at least one receiving device that is complementary to the holding clip. The holding clip and the receiving device complementary to the holding clip are situated in engagement with one another when the cover is situated in its first position and are adapted to move out of engagement when a predetermined differential pressure acts upon the cover in order to enable the cover to move relative to the frame element into a second position, in which the cover releases the decompression opening formed in the frame element.09-20-2012
20090230243ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM PACK PALLETS - An Environmental Control System (ECS) includes a pallet which supports at least one ECS component. The pallet defines a pallet surface that matches an aircraft outer mold line.09-17-2009
20080210816Mixing apparatus for an aircraft air-conditioning system - The invention relates to a mixing apparatus for an aircraft air-conditioning system comprising a plurality of supply lines and a plurality of discharge lines. In accordance with the invention, the mixing apparatus consists of the flow cross-section of pockets which are arranged above one another, which have a free cross-section in part and which have a diagonal partition wall in part.09-04-2008
20110024560EQUIPMENT HOLDER WITH OPTIONAL GRID FUNCTION - An equipment holder is provided with an optional grid function for positioning a first cabin component of an aircraft relative to a second cabin component of the aircraft and for attaching the two cabin components to each other. The equipment holder includes, but is not limited to an attachment element, a fixing element, and a position determination device. In this arrangement the attachment element is designed to attach the equipment holder to the first cabin component. The fixing element is designed to fix a position of the equipment holder relative to the second cabin component. Furthermore, the position determination device is designed to discontinuously indicate the position of the equipment holder relative to the second cabin component with a position signal.02-03-2011
20090200422CLASS DIVIDER FOR AIRCRAFT CABIN - A class divider for an aircraft passenger cabin is provided. The class divider includes a partition positioned immediately aft of a rear row of seats in a first predetermined class area of the aircraft cabin and an aft-facing panel having a width and height generally corresponding to a width and height of the rear row of seats. One or more passenger convenience features selected from the group of video monitors, tray tables, and magazine storage pockets are provided on the aft-facing panel for use by passengers seated immediately aft of the partition in a front row of a second predetermined class area of the aircraft cabin.08-13-2009
20090321565SYNTHETIC AISLE CONFIGURATION FOR AN AIRCRAFT - A method may be present for configuring an aircraft. A design may be identified for the aircraft. A passenger area may be configured using a set of synthetic aisles to meet a desired passenger density for the design.12-31-2009
20090146004Aircraft seating arrangement and seat - An aircraft seating arrangement includes pairs of seat groupings arranged with the seats of each seat grouping parallel with the other, and with each seat and seat pair positioned at an offset angle in relation to the longitudinal axis of the cabin. Privacy shells enclose the seats and include amenities such as a viewing monitor, and accommodation for the feet and lower legs when the seat is in the lie-flat condition.06-11-2009
20080308674LIGHT WEIGHT THERMOPLASTIC FLEX FOAM AND HYBRID DUCT SYSTEM - An aerospace vessel including a fuselage, a means for causing the fuselage to fly coupled to the fuselage, and an environmental control system within the fuselage. The environmental control system includes a duct made of closed cell thermoplastic foam, such as polyvinylidene fluoride foam.12-18-2008
20080237397Flushing device and flushing method for a vacuum toilet - A vacuum toilet and a method for operating a vacuum toilet, wherein generating negative pressure to remove solids by suction is also used for generating a desired flushing medium flow. To this effect, if necessary, guiding devices are used which influence a flow upstream of a nozzle outlet and downstream of a nozzle outlet such that flow optimisation of the flushing medium can be carried out.10-02-2008
20120205491PASSENGER CABIN EMERGENCY OXYGEN DEVICE - The Invention relates to a passenger cabin emergency oxygen device for an aircraft, comprising at least one electrically driven activation device for activating the emergency oxygen device, at least one energy storage device and a source of electrical energy. Said source of electrical energy and said energy storage device are coupled together for substantially constant energy transmission from the source of electrical energy to the energy storage device at a first energy level, an activation device and a controller are coupled together for signal transmission from the controller to the activation device, said activation device and said energy storage device are coupled together for energy transmission from the energy storage device to the activation device at a second energy level which is higher than the first energy level.08-16-2012
20100078520SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE OPTICAL ENLARGEMENT OF PASSENGER INTERIOR CABIN SPACE - Systems and methods achieve an optical effect of cabin enlargement of a passenger vehicle. The optical effect creates a visual impression of a higher cabin when viewed from the forward part of the cabin space looking aft, and a wider cabin space when viewed from the aft part of the cabin space looking forward. In preferred forms, a series of alternating interdigitated trapezoidal starboard and port headliner modules are disposed adjacent to the cabin headliner. The headliner modules are also preferably arcuately curved about a central elongate axis of the passenger cabin.04-01-2010
20110139929OVERHEAD STOWAGE BIN LOAD TRANSFER AND BALANCE SYSTEM - An ergonomically improved stowage system includes a supporting structure, a bin having a volume with an opening to receive a load, the bin being movable with respect to the supporting structure from a closed to an open position, and an attaching mechanism for attaching the bin to the structure. The attaching mechanism includes a bin pivot axis that is located in substantial alignment with a center of gravity of the bin in the closed position.06-16-2011
20110198442Workstation for Integration in an Aircraft, in Particular a Helicopter - A workstation for integration in an aircraft, in particular a helicopter, comprises a floor anchoring area (08-18-2011
20080210815AIRCRAFT ARCHWAY ARCHITECTURE - An architectural archway for an aircraft. The archways can be positioned individually, or in pairs or other sets along the length of an aircraft fuselage. The archways are used to run or connect various transport elements, such as electrical wiring, water lines, and environmental control system conduits, between the upper crown, lower bay and passenger cabin of the aircraft. The invention simplifies installation complexity and eliminates the installation and variability associated with running transport elements between the various sections of the aircraft.09-04-2008
20080210814Device for Introducing and Distributing Forces Into or Inside a Luggage Compartment - The invention relates to a device for introducing forces into a luggage compartment (09-04-2008
20130099055INTEGRATED LAVATORY PAN FOR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT - Aircraft flooring construction wherein the floor covering (e.g. over the floor structure of the aircraft) is an integrated single construction of material or materials with suitable physical properties including moisture impermeability, wear resistance and low combustion and toxicity, for long term and safe use in aircraft and particularly for aircraft lavatory.04-25-2013
20090283636Module for an Aircraft - A module for an aircraft having a fuselage structure and a floor element defining a floor plane. The module includes a frame device adapted for mounting a functional element and the frame device is adapted for attachment to the floor element of the aircraft at a first location in the floor plane. The frame device is adapted for attachment to the fuselage structure of the aircraft at a second location, wherein the second location is not in the floor plane.11-19-2009
20090294586 Facility structures for commercial passenger aircraft - A facility structure (12-03-2009
20120292445MODULAR HATRACK FOR A PASSENGER COMPARTMENT OF AN AIRCRAFT - The present invention describes a modular hatrack for an interior of an aircraft, wherein the modular hatrack comprises at least one container and at least one housing to accommodate the container, wherein at least one component from the group comprising a personal supply channel, an electrical line, a light strip, an air duct for an air conditioning system, and an air outlet for an air conditioning system is integrated in the housing. The present invention also describes the use of the modular hatrack in an aircraft or in some other vehicle.11-22-2012
20080277528PAYLOAD SUPPORT TRACK INTERFACE AND FITTING - Apparatus for coupling a payload to a support track are disclosed. In one embodiment, a seat track configured for use with an interface assembly includes at least one elongated support. The seat track also includes an engagement member coupled to the elongated support and having a plurality of coupling apertures disposed therethrough. Each coupling aperture may be configured to receive at least one of a clamp arm and a fastener of the interface assembly and further configured to be engaged with the at least one of the clamp arm and the fastener in an unsecured position. The clamp arm may be extractable from the coupling aperture in a first position and may not be extractable from the coupling aperture in a second position.11-13-2008
20080283663SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AIRFLOW IN AN AEROSPACE VEHICLE - Systems and methods for providing airflow in an aerospace vehicle are disclosed. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes an aerospace vehicle having an interior volume with a first portion and a second portion. The system can further include an external air supply device positioned to provide supply air to the interior volume at a variable supply flow rate and a recirculation fan configured to move air positioned within the interior volume between the first portion of the interior volume and the second portion of the interior volume. The system can still further include a controller operably coupled to the recirculation fan and configured to vary a rotation speed of the recirculation fan. Variations in the rotation speed of the recirculation fan can be associated with variations in a recirculation flow rate. In selected embodiments, the system can include sensors and/or data link devices operably coupled to the controller.11-20-2008
20080283662Aircraft Interior Module - An aircraft interior module can be manufactured independently of an aircraft fuselage to define a passenger cabin therein. The module can be inserted into the fuselage prior to final assembly, thereby parallelising some of the manufacturing process. This results in a time savings and a more efficient utilization of resources. The manufacturing method is particularly, although not exclusively, applicable to small jets and turboprop aircraft.11-20-2008
20090032642MODULE FOR PLACEMENT IN A PASSENGER CABIN OF A MEANS OF TRANSPORT, MORE PARTICULARLY AN AIRPLANE02-05-2009
20130119198PAYLOAD USE OF WING TO BODY VOLUME IN AN ELLIPTICAL FUSELAGE - An aircraft passenger cabin in an aircraft fuselage wherein an upper portion of the cabin volume is a substantially elliptical cross section and a lower portion of the cabin volume is a cross section extending laterally into a blended area of the wing and fuselage typically referred to as a wing to body fairing.05-16-2013
20130119199LUGGAGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT FOR AN AIRCRAFT, AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE LUGGAGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT - Luggage storage compartment for an aircraft, comprising a housing and a luggage container being mounted pivotably in the housing about a pivot axis A, and being transferrable with a first pivoting motion S05-16-2013
20130119200BAGGAGE HOLDER FOR AN AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT HAVING THE BAGGAGE HOLDER - Baggage compartment 05-16-2013
20080265092METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AN AIRCRAFT LAVORATORY - A handicapped-accessible aircraft lavatory includes a wheelchair region, a toilet assembly adjacent to and oriented at a non-zero angle with respect to the wheelchair region, and a sink assembly adjacent to the toilet assembly. The sink assembly includes a basin positioned at a predetermined height and a predetermined lateral distance with respect to the toilet seat, wherein the predetermined height and the predetermined distance are selected such that the sink assembly is within arms-reach of a passenger (e.g., a 9510-30-2008
20110006158PIVOTING EQUIPMENT CARRIER IN COMBINATION WITH A MODIFIED LUGGAGE RACK - The present invention relates to a device for the installation of commercial components in an aircraft that features at least one equipment carrier for accommodating the components, wherein the at least one equipment carrier is arranged between a luggage rack and the skin of the aircraft and held on the aircraft structure such that it can be pivoted between a maintenance position and an installation position. In order to accommodate the commercial components in a space-saving fashion and to simplify the installation and maintenance work, the equipment carrier can be at least partially pivoted into the luggage rack and is accessible in order to perform installation and maintenance work from the luggage rack in the maintenance position.01-13-2011
20090321566Stowage Bin with Shear Fittings - An aircraft stowage bin assembly includes shear fittings configured to route a content load from the bucket of the bin assembly to the airframe in the event of a forward load condition, such as a crash or severe turbulence. When the forward inertial load factor on the stowage bin is greater than about 1 g, the shear fittings create an efficient load path from the bucket to the airframe which bypasses the large metallic or composite endframes required by the designs of many conventional overhead stowage bins. As a result, significant reductions in overall bulk and weight, as well as lower manufacturing costs, can be realized.12-31-2009
20090321564Vertically Movable Passageway for Rest Rooms in Ceiling Region - A vertically movable passageway for a space in the ceiling region in an aircraft cabin. The passageway comprises a passageway floor and a displacement device, wherein the displacement device is designed to variably set the height (h12-31-2009
20090050738Combined module for an aircraft - A module for an aircraft for accessing an upper region of the aircraft includes both an ascent region and an accommodation region, with the regions being divided from each other by a divider element. The accommodation region may, for example, be designed as an on-board lavatory. In this way it may be possible to do without the provision of an additional lavatory monument.02-26-2009
20090050739COCKPIT AND AIRCRAFT INCLUDING SUCH COCKPIT - A cockpit and an aircraft including such cockpit. The cockpit includes a front section of an aircraft. Such cockpit includes a pressure bulkhead sealing the section and a pressurization system for pressurizing such section.02-26-2009
20090084896Cabin air system for aviation electronics - A cabin air system for aviation electronics comprises a compressor, an air conditioner, a mix manifold, and an aviation electronics module. The compressor compresses ambient air, and the air conditioner cools the compressed ambient air to produce cabin air. The mix manifold delivers some of the cabin air to the electronics module.04-02-2009
20090230245SEPARATION ELEMENT FOR ATTENUATING THE PROPAGATION OF LIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a separation element for separating a first space from a second space in an aircraft. The separation element can be affixed between a ceiling region of the cabin, a hatrack in the ceiling region of the cabin, and between a movable space separation device. Furthermore, as a result of attachment between the ceiling region, the hatrack and the movable space separation device, the separation element is connectable in a lightproof manner to the ceiling region, and in a lightproof manner to the hatrack. Furthermore, the separation element is designed in such a manner that it is connectable in a lightproof manner to the movable space separation device.09-17-2009
20090230244Frame element, storage bin and method for installing a storage bin in an aircraft - A frame element (09-17-2009
20090250553LUGGAGE LOCKER AND ASSOCIATED DOOR WHICH ARE INTENDED IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AIRCRAFT - A rack comprises a compartment which has an open face for inserting and removing luggage, a lower face (10-08-2009
20090242699KNOWLEDGE BASED ACCESS AND ACCESS HIERARCHY IN AN AIRCRAFT - A method and apparatus for a hierarchical access system for a compartment. The hierarchical access system comprises a moveable barrier, a locking mechanism, and a control unit. The moveable barrier is capable of preventing access to at least one of a first space and a second space in the compartment in the lavatory when the moveable barrier is in a closed position. The locking mechanism is capable of securing the moveable barrier in the closed position. The control unit is capable of unlocking the locking mechanism in a manner that provides different levels of access to the first space and the second space in the compartment in response to receiving an access request.10-01-2009
20090261200SPACE FOR WORK AND STORAGE AT THE REAR OF AN AIRCRAFT CABIN - This fuselage comprises a wall and side doors as well as a space arranged behind the side door (10-22-2009
20110139930ERGONOMIC AND SPACE-SAVING ARRANGEMENT OF STRUCTURES UNDER A REST AREA IN AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a rest compartment arrangement in an aircraft, comprising a rest compartment and at least one monument, wherein the rest compartment is arranged above a cabin floor and comprises a passage that extends from a rest compartment floor in the direction of the cabin floor. When compared to the state of the art, the invention is characterised in that the at least one monument comprises at least one wall which above a seat region situated therein forms a recess to accommodate the passage. As a result of this, monuments can be positioned in a space-saving manner underneath the passage in the cabin without this resulting in reduced comfort, because the recess above the seat region is not perceived to be distracting by the passenger.06-16-2011
20100012780System for and Method of Servicing a Plurality of Service Positions - The present invention concerns a system for servicing a plurality of service positions which are assigned to a plurality of installation elements, in particular passenger seats in an aircraft, comprising: a plurality of service units, in particular lighting units, wherein the number of service units exceeds the number of service positions to be serviced, and a control unit, wherein the control unit is adapted to receive a respective item of control information including an identification in respect of an installation element and to control a predetermined service unit on the basis of the identification, and a method of servicing a plurality of service positions which are assigned to a plurality of installation elements, in particular passenger seats in an aircraft, and a corresponding computer program.01-21-2010
20100148002Configurable Cockpit System Based On Design Parameters - Disclosed is a configurable cockpit system based on design parameters, which comprises: a configurable cockpit which has an interface between a user and the cockpit, and various sub-systems for efficiently measuring design parameters; an interface for synchronizing configuration which converts the design parameters measured in the configurable cockpit to the cockpit design parameters for the CAD system, or converts the cockpit design parameters of the CAD system to the design parameters of the configurable cockpit; and cockpit design parameter database which accumulates cockpit design parameters and automatically modifies the CAD 3D configuration through automatic linking to the cockpit configuration template based on the cockpit design parameters.06-17-2010
20100187356AIRCRAFT COMPRISING A PLATFORM THAT CAN BE MOVED BETWEEN TWO LEVELS OF THE AIRCRAFT - An aircraft with at least two levels situated one above the other, including: a platform that can be moved between a first position and a second position, the first of these positions, as a lower position, being situated at a first level of the aircraft and the second position, as a higher position, being situated at a second level higher than that of the first level; an assembly of traction cables connected on the platform and a mechanism operating the cables for raising and lowering the platform; and an assembly of walls surrounding at least partially the platform and along which the platform moves.07-29-2010
20100187355HOLD LAYOUT DEVICE FOR AN AIRCRAFT FOR CREW-MEMBER REST AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SAME - The invention relates to a device for developing an aircraft hold located under the floor of the passenger cabin and the cockpit and including a so-called commercial area in which freight can be transported and a technical area including technical equipment and located at the front of the commercial area an at least partially under the cockpit, wherein said device includes: at least one compartment sealed relative to the hold located at the front of said commercial area and at the back of a portion at least of the technical area; a staircase connecting each compartment to a portion of the intermediate floor between the passenger cabin and the cockpit; and a sealed corridor extending from said staircase to each of said sealed compartments.07-29-2010
20100187354INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MESSAGES FROM PASSENGERS TO THE CABIN CREW - An embodiment of the invention relates to an information system for an aircraft, comprising an operating unit with input elements, by means of which operating unit a message from a passenger to the cabin crew can be input; and comprising a display unit, which is associated with a passenger and is arranged in the region of passenger accommodation, for displaying the message, wherein the operating unit makes it possible to input a message from several selection options. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of such an information system.07-29-2010
20090314889GALLEY AND METHOD OF CATERING FOR PASSENGERS ON AN AIRCRAFT - A galley including a galley body on a cabin floor for accommodating storage boxes, appliances and at least one service cart; storage boxes for storing goods, and a service cart. The galley body has a plurality of vertical levels that are substantially equidistant from each other, each of the vertical levels divided into a plurality of laterally adjacent compartments whose horizontal and vertical dimensions are equal to an integer multiple of the respective dimensions of a single one of the storage boxes. A transfer table is provided in front of the galley body for access to the compartments. A method includes catering for passengers on an aircraft.12-24-2009
20100224727SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MAKING FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE TO A PASSENGER - A cabin management system for functions which are provided within a passenger compartment, in each seats of a passenger said system comprising a function control unit which has a switching unit for switching individually functions for the respective passenger on and off, wherein the passenger is authenticated by identification means with respect to said cabin management system, said function control units being connected by means of an on-board network to a server which communicates via a wireless interface with a service trolley comprising a display indicating a comfort class selected by the respective passenger to a flight attendant.09-09-2010
20100243800Galley for an aircraft09-30-2010
20100243801Modular furniture for an aircraft - This unit is a storage unit for aircraft trolleys comprising: 09-30-2010
20100001132Device for interaction with a display system, in particular for an avionics display system - A display system in a flight deck comprises at least one screen (CDS, EFB) adapted for displaying several different applications and at least one cursor associated with the applications.01-07-2010
20100243802STOWAGE COMPARTMENT WITH SPACE-SAVING OPENING MECHANISM - Overhead stowage compartments are provided for an aircraft. The stowage compartments feature an opening device that can be displaced or rolled up. This may make it possible to prevent lights or air outlets from being covered by pivoting a door upward, as well as to preserve the headroom during the opening process and to prevent collisions between the doors. The architecture of the aircraft may be optimized in this fashion.09-30-2010
20110057072DEVICE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL COMFORT IN AN AIRPLANE - A device and method for increasing comfort in an aircraft. The device and method utilizes a surface arranged between a ceiling paneling of a cabin of the aircraft and a passenger. The surface is arranged to face the passenger and is positionable so that a distance between the surface and the passenger is changeable. The device is structured and arranged to at least one of affect a thermal comfort of the passenger and supply air to the passenger via the surface.03-10-2011
20100219291AIRCRAFT HOLD INTENDED TO ACCOMMODATE BAGGAGE - An aircraft hold including a floor having a substantially flat central part and a side part disposed along each longitudinal edge of the central part and inclined in relation thereto. The aircraft hold also includes at least one bench with a seat that can move between a position in which it is substantially parallel to the central part of the floor and a position in which it is folded against a wall of the hold.09-02-2010
20100219292MODULAR PARTITIONING DEVICE INTENDED FOR AN AIRCRAFT - This adjustable partitioning mechanism for an aircraft comprises a more or less straight upper rod (09-02-2010
20100294885STORAGE BOX FOR A RESPIRATORY MASK TO BE WORN BY CREWMEMBERS OF AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a storage box (11-25-2010
20110001006Process for making an aircraft having a floor - The method of fabricating an aircraft comprises the following steps: 01-06-2011
20090065641MULTI-POSITION SECURE DOOR SYSTEM - A door system for an aircraft has a flight deck door hingely coupled to a flight deck bulkhead. A lavatory is adjacent to the flight deck bulkhead and formed of a lavatory bulkhead. A lavatory door is coupled to the lavatory bulkhead. A latching mechanism is attached to the flight deck door. The latching mechanism in a first position engages the flight deck bulkhead and in a second position engages the lavatory bulkhead.03-12-2009
20100155530FLEXIBLE POWER RACEWAY - A connection system for cables comprises a raceway adapted to cover the cable and a raceway outlet element connectable to the raceway. The raceway outlet element includes a first connection element for connecting the cable to second connection element.06-24-2010
20100219293ODOUR SEAL FOR A VACUUM TOILET DRAIN SYSTEM - The invention relates to an odour seal for a vacuum toilet drain system whose cross section in the state of no throughflow tapers off in such a way in the downstream direction that the interior walls on the downstream end of the odour seal rest against each other so that the odour seal in a downstream direction allows throughflow while in the opposite direction it blocks throughflow, wherein the downstream end of the odour seal is closed in the state of throughflow and no throughflow of the odour seal. Furthermore, the invention relates to a drainage device comprising such an odour seal and a sieve which is arranged upstream of the odour seal. Moreover, the invention relates to a vacuum toilet system for an aircraft, comprising such an odour seal or a drainage device.09-02-2010
20110240796SUPPLY UNIT FOR FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHANNELS - According to one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a service unit for being installed on a service channel of an aircraft is disclosed, wherein said service unit features a mounting device and a connecting device. These two devices cooperate in such a way that the mounting and the automatic connecting are realized in one step when the service unit is moved into the installation position.10-06-2011
20110210203GALLEY UNIT - A multi-functional galley unit suitable for aircraft is disclosed. The galley unit includes two display compartments for food and other items (such as glasses) positioned above a bench top. Each display compartment comprises a main section in the form of a rear cabinet and a front door that can be swung between a closed orientation for storing items and an opened orientation in which the items are displayed and passengers can select and remove items from the compartments as desired. When the doors are in the closed position, cabin crew have full access to the bench top to assist in the preparation and serving of meals.09-01-2011
20100065681Floor Structure in an Aircraft With Continuous Panels - A floor structure in an aircraft includes a plurality of seat rails that extend parallel in relation to each other, and at least one floor panel. The floor panel extends over the seat rails and rests on the individual seat rails. In order to be able to fasten interior equipment components to the seat rails situated underneath the floor panels, the at least one floor panel includes a plurality of through-holes through which the interior equipment components of the aircraft can be locked into place on the seat rails.03-18-2010
20110101160AIRCRAFT GALLEY UNITS - Galley units are provided having a moveable galley structure in the interior aircraft cabin. During passenger ingress/egress and during certain phases of the aircraft's flight (e.g., take-off and landing), the galley structure may be moved so as to be laterally adjacent the main cabin door and thereby provide access to the door. During other phases of the aircraft's flight (e.g., during cruise flight at altitude), the galley structure may be moved laterally so as to cover the main cabin door and thereby provide enhanced acoustic and/or thermal insulation in the main cabin door area. The space vacated by the moveable galley structure may thus expose other galley structures and/or equipment. An aircraft which includes such an aircraft galley unit and methods to achieve acoustic and/or thermal insulation for an aircraft cabin door using such an aircraft galley unit are also provided.05-05-2011
20110017868AIRCRAFT CABIN PRESSURE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRCRAFT HAVING MULTIPLE DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE LIMITS - A cabin pressure control system and method controls aircraft cabin pressure in aircraft having multiple cabin-to-atmosphere differential pressure limits. The control system and method ensures that the cabin pressure is automatically controlled during typical in-flight operations, as well as during pressurized landing operations and/or pressurized take-off operations, without exceeding the different cabin-to-atmosphere differential pressure limits that may be associated with these different operations.01-27-2011
20110253837PIVOT BIN ASSEMBLY - A bin assembly that includes a bin housing and a bin that is pivotal between an open and a closed position within the bin housing. The bin housing includes a forward bulkhead panel, aft bulkhead panel and an aft housing panel that includes a rigid valence panel having one of a latch striker or a latch assembly secured thereto. The rigid valence panel has opposite ends that are secured to the forward and aft bulkhead panels. The bin includes an aft wall, a forward wall, a bin bottom and the other of a latch striker or a latch assembly secured to the bin bottom, thereby defining a latching location. A downward load in the bin is distributed from the latching location, along the rigid valence panel and to the aft and forward bulkhead panels.10-20-2011
20110253835AIRCRAFT INTERIOR LAVATORY - A lavatory for an aircraft cabin includes a wall having a forward wall portion disposed immediately aft of and substantially conforming to an exterior aft surface of an aircraft cabin structure, such as a passenger seat, that is substantially not flat in a vertical plane. The forward wall portion includes a forward projection over an aft portion of the adjacent passenger seat. The forward wall portion can define a secondary space in the interior lavatory space, which can provide an amenity stowage space, and can include design elements providing visual space.10-20-2011
20100264269DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT OF AN ASSEMBLY WITHOUT THE USE OF TOOLS - The invention relates to a device comprising a base plate and a support for adjusting the height of an assembly, in particular of a galley module in an aircraft, without using tools.10-21-2010
20100264268SAFETY CABIN - The invention relates to a cabin system for an aircraft fuselage, having one or more lining components for interior lining, and optionally one or more cabin equipment components, wherein the lining component can be installed either separately or in combination with a further lining component and/or a cabin equipment component under tension in the aircraft fuselage such that a cabin that is under tension in the circumferential direction and attaches to the aircraft fuselage is defined. In this manner a passenger cabin configured as a closed safety cell is created in a fuselage, which is of particular advantage in an aircraft fuselage made of a fiber composite material because no splinters or the like can penetrate the self-supporting passenger cabin in case of damage to the same.10-21-2010
20080251641Commercial Aircraft With a Main Deck and a Lower Deck - In a commercial aircraft with a main deck (10-16-2008
20110253836AIRCRAFT BIN MODULE WITH INTEGRATED AIR DUCTS AND LIGHTING - An aircraft overhead luggage bin module includes a stowage bin assembly, an integral light assembly providing structural stiffness to an upper portion of the stowage bin assembly. The stowage bin assembly includes an air distribution plenum that also transmits loads to mounting structures, an upper air diffuser connected to the air distribution plenum, and an optional lower sidewall diffuser connected to the air distribution plenum.10-20-2011
20120199694PASSENGER LIGHT COOLING - The invention relates to a passenger service unit for an aircraft, comprising at least one light source and at least one passenger air supply device. According to the invention the passenger air supply device is adapted for applying a flow of air to the light source. Furthermore it relates to a method for providing light and fresh air to passenger of an aircraft by providing an air flow from an air supply device and light from a light source to the passenger. The method comprises applying an air flow from said passenger air supply device to said light source for cooling the light source by means of convection. Furthermore the invention relates to a method for assembling a passenger service unit and to an aircraft.08-09-2012
20120032027PASSENGER SERVICES CONDUIT - A multifunctional module is provided for a passenger services conduit in an aircraft. The multifunctional module includes, but is not limited to a first interface and at least one utility unit for providing a passenger with services. The first interface is for connecting the utility unit to the passenger utility conduit, the interface, for example, being designed as a mechanical interface.02-09-2012
20120032026WORK AREA IN AN AIRCRAFT - A work area is provided for members of a flight crew that includes, but is not limited to a central module, which borders an area adapted for being closed intended for use by crewmembers to change clothes. The central module is arranged in the tail area of the aircraft cabin, and can be used for stowing trolleys. The area is closed by lateral doors, and can be used as a passageway when the doors are open.02-09-2012
20100320318Decompression Device For An Aircraft - A decompression device (12-23-2010
20110114788DISPOSITION ZONE IN AN AIRCRAFT PASSENGER CABIN - The invention pertains to an aircraft with at least one passenger cabin that comprises at least one door entry area for the passengers and for the flight attendants that is visually separated from the passenger cabin and referred to as a space unit. Variable or mobile elements assigned to at least one partition wall/one monument of the space element can be arranged in the space unit that can be used as a disposition zone during the flight phase in order to realize working areas or service and/or comfort facilities for passengers or for the flight attendants.05-19-2011
20110133029APPARATUS FOR CLOSING A LOCKER, WHICH CAN BE LOWERED, OF A BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT - An apparatus for closing a locker, which can be lowered, of a baggage compartment, in particular of an overhead baggage compartment in an aircraft, wherein the locker is connected in an actuating element (06-09-2011
20110133028MOUNTING DEVICE FOR A RETRACTABLE DISPLAY - A display mount is provided for a vehicle, such an aircraft. The display mount includes, but is not limited to a support frame and a display accommodation device. The support frame is designed for incorporation in a supply channel, and the display accommodation device is designed to receive a display. The display accommodation device is connected to the support frame such that the display accommodation device is movable with a combined rotational movement and translational movement relative to the support frame between a first operating position and a second operating position.06-09-2011
20110133027AIRCRAFT HAVING A FORCE TRANSMISSION ELEMENT BETWEEN A CABIN STRUCTURAL ELEMENT AND A PRIMARY STRUCTURE - The invention relates to an aircraft comprising a force transmission element which detachably connects a cabin structural segment to an aircraft primary structure and which comprises a cabin bearing element and a structure bearing element, the cabin bearing element being connected to the cabin structural segment and the structure bearing element being connected to the aircraft primary structure. The force transmission element is designed in such a manner that a force transmission can take place between the cabin structural segment and the aircraft primary structure with at least one degree of freedom of movement.06-09-2011
20100155531AIRCRAFT TOILET FACILITY - The invention relates to an aircraft toilet facility, particularly an aircraft toilet facility on a single passenger-deck aircraft. The invention provides a first toilet unit (06-24-2010
20110133030AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT SUPPORT - A support for an aircraft seat, table or other piece of equipment has a lower support link that sweeps out a lateral arc. The lower support link cooperates with a conventional linear track to support the piece of equipment. The linear track provides fore/aft movement substantially orthogonal to a line tangent to the center of the lateral arc. A pilot link is operatively attached to the piece of equipment to form a four-bar linkage that maintains the equipment in a predetermined rotational attitude as the lower support link sweeps out its lateral arc.06-09-2011
20110062283DEVICE FOR DELIMITING A CREW REST COMPARTMENT AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING SUCH A DEVICE - A device for delimiting a crew rest area in an aircraft passenger cabin includes a curtain which is adapted to separate at least one seat disposed in the aircraft passenger cabin from a region of the aircraft passenger cabin surrounding the seat. In addition, the device includes a fastening device for fastening the curtain in the aircraft passenger cabin. At least a first part of the fastening device is fixed to a grip rail intended for installation in the aircraft passenger cabin or formed integral with the grip rail intended for installation in the aircraft passenger cabin.03-17-2011
20120145828SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A VEHICLE CABIN - A system for manufacturing a vehicle cabin includes, but is not limited to at least one first installation component, at least one first surface element, and at least one guide element. The first surface element is slidably arranged on the first installation component with the guide element to form a cabin module, and the guide element is lockable in at least one assembly position and at least one operating position. The resultant cabin module in the assembly position includes, but is not limited to outer dimensions enabling incorporation into a fuselage section of a vehicle, so that the cabin module in the operating position can make up at least a section of the cabin in the fuselage section of the vehicle.06-14-2012
20110186681LOAD PATH-OPTIMIZED PIVOTABLE HATRACK - The invention relates to a device for receiving baggage in a passenger cabin for aircraft, which device comprises a stowage compartment, also referred to as a “hatrack”, which stowage compartment is arranged above a seat row so as to be swivellable in longitudinal direction of the aircraft. The hatrack includes a single-part housing that forms a baggage receptacle. Starting from an open loading position, the housing is swivellable to a transport position or stowage position on a pivot axis that is arranged near the centre of gravity and that is associated with a bottom of the housing. For affixation of the hatrack the housing is connected to a structure of the aircraft fuselage, which structure is fixed to the aircraft, by means of an exterior frame.08-04-2011
20110147520MULTI FUNCTIONAL SUPPLY PROFILE - A supply system is provided that includes, but is not limited to a profile element. The profile element includes, but is not limited to a front wall, a rear wall, and webs between the front wall and the rear wall so that there are ducts within the profile element. The supply system also includes, but is not limited to at least one functional component integrated in at least one of the plurality of ducts.06-23-2011
20110215199Panel Inserts for Aircraft and Other Vessels - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system that provides a cohesive, harmonized look to aircraft galleys and other aircraft areas. The system allows airlines to easily change the decorative front fascia of galley (and other) airline components, even while the components are installed on the aircraft. The replacement is accomplished without the use of tools or extensive manual effort by providing replaceable and interchangeable panels for use on aircraft or other passenger transport vehicles or vessels.09-08-2011
20100019086SEATING SYSTEM AND PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION UNIT FOR A VEHICLE - A seat module for a passenger vehicle is disclosed. The seat module includes a seat portion, a foot-rest portion, and a unitary supporting structure for supporting the seat portion and the foot-rest portion off the floor of the vehicle. Two spaced fixings are provided for fixing the supporting structure to one of a pair of seat tracks in a floor of the vehicle at two spaced points. A third fixing is provided for fixing the supporting structure to the other track, to thereby provide a 3-point fixing between the seat module and the seat tracks for attaching the supporting structure to the pair of seat tracks. A plurality of the seat modules can be attached to a pair of seat tracks, one adjacent another, thereby to form a plurality of seat units. Each seat unit includes the seat portion of one module and the foot-rest portion of another, adjacent module.01-28-2010
20100327112LIGHT MULTI-PURPOSE AIRCRAFT - A light multi-purpose aircraft comprises a fuselage 12-30-2010
20100224726WALL-MOUNTED POINT-OF-USE AIR CHILLER FOR AIRCRAFT GALLEY CART COMPARTMENT - A point-of-use air chiller unit for an aircraft galley cart compartment is provided comprising a generally flattened rectangular case, comprising two main surfaces having a substantially larger surface area than four remaining surfaces of the case, a condenser, a compressor, an evaporator, and an evaporator fan, wherein the condenser, compressor, and evaporator are connected in a standard refrigeration manner, and a plane parallel to the main surfaces passes through the condenser, the compressor, the evaporator, and the evaporator fan.09-09-2010
20110084164PANEL INSERTS FOR AIRCRAFT AND OTHER VESSELS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system that provides a cohesive, harmonized look to aircraft galleys and other aircraft areas. The system allows airlines to easily change the decorative front fascia of galley (and other) airline components, even while the components are installed on the aircraft. The replacement is accomplished without the use of tools or extensive manual effort by providing replaceable and interchangeable panels for use on aircraft or other passenger transport vehicles or vessels.04-14-2011
20110062284STOWAGE BIN WITH SHEAR FITTINGS - An aircraft stowage bin assembly includes shear fittings configured to route a content load from the bucket of the bin assembly to the airframe in the event of a forward load condition, such as a crash or severe turbulence. When the forward inertial load factor on the stowage bin is greater than about 1 g, the shear fittings create an efficient load path from the bucket to the airframe which bypasses the large metallic or composite endframes required by the designs of many conventional overhead stowage bins. As a result, significant reductions in overall bulk and weight, as well as lower manufacturing costs, can be realized.03-17-2011
20100065682OVERHEAD REST MODULE - A crew rest unit for an aircraft fuselage may be formed as a monocoque shell (03-18-2010
20120043421Decompression assembly for an aircraft - A decompression assembly (02-23-2012
20120061512Splice Joints for Composite Aircraft Fuselages and Other Structures - Structures and methods for joining composite fuselage sections and other panel assemblies together are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a shell structure configured in accordance with the present invention includes a first panel portion positioned adjacent to a second panel portion. The first panel portion can include a first stiffener attached to a first composite skin, and the second panel portion can include a second stiffener attached to a second composite skin. The shell structure can further include a fitting extending across a first edge region of the first panel portion and a second edge region of the second panel portion. A first end portion of the fitting can be attached to the first stiffener and the first composite skin, and a second end portion of the fitting can be attached to a second stiffener and a second composite skin, to join the first panel portion to the second panel portion.03-15-2012
20120056036MONUMENT WITH AN AUTONOMOUS WATER MODULE - An autonomous water module is provided for aircraft, preferably a water module embodied as a water trolley, and to a monument for aircraft, which includes, but is not limited to a device for receiving said type of water module, and finally, an aircraft equipped with said type of autonomous water module and/or said type of monument. The autonomous water module includes, but is not limited to a container having the standard dimensions of a trolley, and the container includes, but is not limited to a fresh-water tank, a device for dispensing fresh water, and a device for discharging gray water.03-08-2012
20120012706INTEGRATED MONUMENT - A monument is provided for an aircraft. The monument includes, but is not limited to several system components with identical, substantially identical or similar functions that can be connected by way of a single system connection arrangement to the supply in the aircraft. Distribution of the supply media, received by the aircraft, to the individual system components takes place within the monument. The system connections can thus be identical to the system connections of a single monument.01-19-2012
20120012702ARTICLE RETENTION DEVICE - An article retention device may be provided for a stowage bin. The stowage bin may include a bin interior and may include a door panel that is movable between open and closed positions. The door panel may have a door inner side. The article retention device may comprise a spring member having a protruding portion protruding from the door inner side toward the bin interior when the door panel is in the closed position. The protruding portion may be deflectable in response to contact with an article contained within the bin interior such that the spring member applies pressure to the article to prevent relative moment of the article within the stowage bin.01-19-2012
20120012707INTEGRATION OF SUPPLY FUNCTIONS IN A STORAGE COMPARTMENT - Integration of supply functions is provided in a storage compartment. In particular, an integrated module is provided, which can be mounted in the overhead area of a passenger cabin, and exhibits different system components, which are automatically hooked up to the supply system of the transport (e.g., an aircraft) during the mechanical installation of the module on the load-bearing structure of the cabin.01-19-2012
20120012705TRANSFORMABLE LUGGAGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT FOR AN AIRCRAFT CABIN - A storage compartment is provided for a transportation means, for mounting in an overhead region. The storage compartment includes, but is not limited to a universal housing module and a transformable container module. Various container modules, in particular fixed bins and pivot bins, can be installed in the universal housing module without this requiring any alteration of the housing module. The transformable container module can be converted within the housing module from a state as a fixed container to a state as a movable chute.01-19-2012
20120012704ACCOMMODATION MODULE WITH SEPARATE PRIVATE AREA - Indicated herein is a lounge module for crewmembers of an aircraft, which exhibits a screen device, such as a privacy roller blind. This privacy roller blind can be used to visually demarcate a first aisle area from a second aisle area, thereby creating a private area for the aircraft crew.01-19-2012
20120012703ELEMENTS FOR SIGNAL AND/OR POWER TRANSMISSION INTO OR TO CABIN COMPONENTS - The description covers cabin components for aircraft, which can be produced with a sandwich structure and may have the components 01-19-2012
20120025017PLUG-N-PLAY POWER SYSTEM FOR AN ACCESSORY IN AN AIRCRAFT - A power system for an aircraft is disclosed. The power system comprises a power module unit and at least one mounting rail detachably coupled to the power module unit. The mounting rail provides structural support and electrical power to the power module unit. A power system in one embodiment may use mounting rails that double as power rails supplying power to the power module unit. Control is accomplished over a wireless link. The power rail control may be accomplished remotely via a standard or solid state relay. Normal rail power for the rail mounted power module unit may come from the utility bus.02-02-2012
20120119028FUSELAGE EMPLOYING MULTIFUNCTIONAL CROWN AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A fuselage structure includes a fuselage body and framework for stiffening the body. The framework includes at least one frame member having a duct therein for routing a utility through the body.05-17-2012
20120119029MONUMENT FOR A CABIN OF A VEHICLE - An area-expandable monument is provided for a cabin of a vehicle that includes, but is not limited to two housing parts that are displaceable relative to each other and can be fastened. A gap between the housing parts in an expanded state can be covered by a covering element. In the monument, a first sanitary fixture could be arranged whose position adapts to the spatial state of the monument. Optionally, there is also a pivotable second sanitary fixture that can be activated with the monument in its pushed-out state.05-17-2012
20110127380ADVANCED AIRCRAFT COCKPIT - An aircraft cockpit that includes comfort and/or security adjustable equipment in which the adjustments are controlled by an adjustment management system so that, by the unique selection of a position desired by the pilot from at least two positions, the adjustment of each of the aforementioned members is modified from a current value to a predetermined value characteristic of the selected position and depending on the pilot. The data characteristic of the members adjustments controlled by the adjustment management system and depending on the pilot are stored in a mobile medium and read by a means for recognizing the aforementioned management system. The adjustments controlled by the adjustment management system can relate to piloting seats, piloting rudder bars, piloting armrests, individual aeration systems and individual lighting systems.06-02-2011
20100288880DEVICE FOR OXYGEN SUPPLY OF A USER IN AN AIRCRAFT - A device for oxygen supply of a user in an aircraft comprising a breathing mask (11-18-2010
20100288879STORAGE LOCKER ARRANGEMENT - A storage compartment configuration and an aircraft having a storage compartment configuration according to the invention are proposed. The storage compartment configuration has a storage compartment having a storage space and a suspension. The storage space is designed to receive pieces of luggage. The suspension is used for the attaching the storage compartment to a load-bearing structure of the aircraft. The suspension is designed in such a manner that the storage compartment can be pivoted essentially around a geometrical center point of the storage space.11-18-2010
20100206984Bearing Application for Fastening Step Flights in an Aircraft - The invention relates to a bearing application for staircases in an aircraft with at least two decks.08-19-2010
20100206985MODULAR HATRACK FOR A PASSENGER COMPARTMENT OF AN AIRCRAFT - The present invention describes a modular hatrack for an interior of an aircraft, wherein the modular hatrack comprises at least one container and at least one housing to accommodate the container, wherein at least one component from the group comprising a personal supply channel, an electrical line, a light strip, an air duct for an air conditioning system, and an air outlet for an air conditioning system is integrated in the housing. The present invention also describes the use of the modular hatrack in an aircraft or in some other vehicle.08-19-2010
20110180664Overhead Luggage Compartment with a Mounting for a Control Unit - An overhead luggage compartment is provided with a mounting for a control unit, having a first, top guide, which is fastened in the overhead luggage compartment. A second, bottom guide extends below and at least substantially parallel to the first guide. The first guide comprises a horizontal, first portion adjoined in an inward direction of the luggage compartment by a second portion, which extends obliquely upwards from the level of the first portion. The first portion of the first guide and the second guide are telescopically extensible in horizontal direction. The second guide is open in the direction of the first guide. A first suspension point is coupled rotatably to the outer end of the extensible portion of the first guide. A second suspension point is disposed inwards of the first suspension point and configured for displaceable engagement with the first portion and the second portion of the first guide. A third suspension point is disposed below the first suspension point and the second suspension point and configured for displaceable engagement with the second guide.07-28-2011
20120132745SUPPORT STRUT FOR THE SUPPORT OF A FLOOR STRUCTURE OF AN AIRCRAFT - Disclosed is a support strut designed as a passive safety strut for the support of a floor structure of an aircraft, with a local instability formed by a strut section, for example for purposes of defining a design fracture point in the event of unusual compressive loading, for purposes of improving the safety of the occupants of the aircraft.05-31-2012
20120211601AIRCRAFT NOSE SECTION INCLUDING A LOCK FOR ACCESSING THE COCKPIT - An aircraft fuselage nose section having a secure access between the cockpit and the passenger cabin, while being compact. For that purpose, the nose section includes a separating mechanism including at least one movable element slidingly movable between: an extended closing position at which the separating mechanism bounds, with the cockpit door, a transition zone between the cockpit and the passenger cabin, and prevents people from passing between the passenger cabin and the transition zone; and a retracted opening position wherein the separating mechanism allows people to pass between the passenger cabin and the transition zone.08-23-2012
20120223184DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING LOADS IN THE OVERHEAD AREA OF A PASSENGER CABIN, IN PARTICULAR IN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT - Corresponding to reducing the number of components that need to be separately installed, in addition to a weight reduction and a reduction in the cable loom volume, improved system reliability is obtained if the loads relating to a seating space in a passenger cabin (09-06-2012
20120248245CONVERTIBLE MONUMENTS - A monument is provided for a cabin of transportation, for example a lavatory monument, a kitchen or galley monument or a storage monument to be fitted in an aircraft, in a helicopter, in a ship or boat, in a train or in a caravan or trailer. A mounting system is also provided with one or several monuments and transportation with a monument installed therein. The monument for the cabin of the transportation includes, but is not limited to a flexible attachment element for attaching the monument to the cabin of the transportation means. The flexible attachment element is designed in such a manner that attachment of the monument can take place in a region of relative positions of the monument relative to the cabin of the transportation.10-04-2012
20100051745Low Weight Carpet and Carpet Tile and Methods of Sizing and Installation - Low weight and non-square carpet tile suitable for use in mass transit vehicles, particularly passenger aircraft. The carpet tile preferably weighs less than about 82 ounces per square yard. The carpet tile of this invention may have a carpet pile and at least one backing layer. The backing layer may use a low weight filler material. The carpet tiles satisfy transportation industry standards for flame, smoke and toxicity. Tiles may be sized during manufacture and installed in configurations that minimize the number of tile sizes needed and minimize the need for cutting tiles during installation. The patterns used for such tiles may be orthogonally ambiguous or otherwise suitable for “random” installation. In other embodiments, a passenger aircraft cabin includes a floor having rectangular carpet tiles installed thereon, and the carpeting can be installed in the aircraft without removing seats from the aircraft.03-04-2010
20120312921System component module and method for mounting a system component module - A system component module (12-13-2012
20120074258INTEGRATED AIRCRAFT INTERIOR - An integrated aircraft interior module includes one or more ceiling panels, sidewall linings, decompression ventilation provisions, and overhead stowage compartments including cabin air distribution ducting, personal service units. The sidewall linings, overhead stowage compartments and other interior structure integrated items attach to existing aircraft structural provisions.03-29-2012
20100193633FLOOR ELEMENT WITH ILLUMINATION - The invention pertains to a floor element for a door area of an aircraft that comprises a floor segment and an illuminating device. The illuminating device is integrated into the floor segment. In addition, the illuminating device can be connected to a central control device of the aircraft such that the coordination and supervision of evacuation measures can be simplified.08-05-2010
20120228426STORAGE COMPARTMENT MODULE WITH MOBILE STORAGE COMPARTMENT - A hatrack module with a moveable hatrack comprises a housing with a hatrack accommodation space, a hatrack with laterally arranged guide elements and optionally at least one passenger service unit, wherein each guide rail is arranged on one sidewall of the hatrack accommodation space, and wherein the guide elements of the hatrack can be made to engage the guide rails on the housing.09-13-2012
20120228425STORAGE COMPARTMENT MODULE WITH AN INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHANNEL FOR OPTIMIZED INSTALLATION - A hatrack module with integral service channel for optimized mounting comprises a housing with a hatrack accommodation space and a passenger service channel, a hatrack with laterally arranged guide elements, and at least one passenger service unit, wherein in each case a guide rail is arranged on the sidewalls of the hatrack accommodation space, and wherein a wall of the housing comprises at least one reach-through access opening, and wherein the guide elements of the hatrack can be made to engage the guide rails on the housing.09-13-2012
20100237191DEVICE FOR STORING EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ITEMS IN A VEHICLE - A device is provided for storing at least one emergency equipment item. The device includes, but is not limited to at least one receptacle that is positioned above passenger seats and respectively provided with an access opening and at least one closure element for closing the access opening. In order to provide simpler access, at least one emergency equipment item is held in the receptacle and connected to a pulling element that protrudes from the access opening when the closure element is opened. The closure element may be opened and closed by means of a remote-controlled locking mechanism on the receptacle.09-23-2010
20110121134ARRANGEMENT OF A FIRST AND A SECOND FURNISHING - An arrangement, includes a first furnishing and a second furnishing, at least one part of the first furnishing being movable in the direction of the second furnishing, and at least one part of the second furnishing being movable to free a space for receiving the at least one part of the first furnishing.05-26-2011
20120261509AIRCRAFT LAVATORY FOR A PERSON WITH REDUCED MOBILITY - An aircraft lavatory includes first and third walls extending inwardly from a second wall and a fourth wall connecting the first wall to the third wall. A countertop extends along a portion of the first wall. A sink is disposed in the countertop. The countertop defines an under-countertop recess free from obstructions. A toilet is disposed adjacent to both the second wall and the third wall and defines a toilet axis bisecting the toilet. A door extends along at least a portion of the third wall. An access axis is defined that is disposed at an access angle with respect to the toilet axis. When a person in a wheelchair enters the lavatory area along the access axis, the countertop recess accommodates at least a portion of the person's body.10-18-2012
20120318917MOVABLE BIN - A movable storage compartment for a passenger cabin comprises a housing and fixing structures on the side walls of the housing, the housing being open on one side and being able to be moved back and forth between an open and a closed position, that is to say being able to be opened and closed. The fixing structures are formed in such a way that during a movement from the open position to the closed position the housing can be moved first predominantly rotationally and then predominantly translationally upwards.12-20-2012
20080302910Aircraft Fuselage Heating - A method of heating an aircraft fuselage comprises the step of supplying heat energy to air occupying an interior space enclosed by an aircraft fuselage shell structure so as to drive moisture from air in a region disposed immediately adjacent the structure to air in a region disposed from the structure within the enclosed space (12-11-2008
20120085862AIRCRAFT GALLEY HAVING A PARTITION PANEL SYSTEM - An aircraft galley partition panel system has first and second partition panels. An assembly slot extends from an edge of the first panel and receives an assembly section of the second panel such that main surfaces of the first and second panels are substantially perpendicular. A first guide device carried by the assembly slot interacts with a complementary second guide device arranged in a region of the assembly section of the second panel. An assembly section of the first partition panel carries a third guide device which interacts with a complementary fourth guide device arranged in a region of a lateral surface of the second panel facing the assembly section of the first panel. Projections of the first and second connecting devices are received in complementary recesses in a base body of the aircraft galley to connect the first and second panels respectively to the base body.04-12-2012
20120325963OVERHEAD STOWAGE BIN LOAD TRANSFER AND BALANCE SYSTEM - An ergonomically improved stowage system includes a supporting structure, a bin having a volume with an opening to receive a load, the bin being movable with respect to the supporting structure from a closed to an open position, and an attaching mechanism for attaching the bin to the structure. The attaching mechanism includes a bin pivot axis that is located in substantial alignment with a center of gravity of the bin in the closed position.12-27-2012
20120325961Glare Shield Equipped with an Emergency Vision Apparatus - A glare shield equipped with an emergency vision apparatus comprises a glare shield in a cockpit and a compartment recessed into the glare shield. A blower is disposed within the compartment. An inflatable first enclosure made of airtight material and having an expanded form when deployed and a deflated form when not in use is connected to the blower with a tubular air passageway. The first enclosure when in the deflated form is stored within the compartment. First and second clear members are disposed at respective first and second ends of the enclosure to enable a user to see through the first enclosure when expanded and observe a source of information at a distal end of the first enclosure while smoke or other particulate matter is in the environment. A switch operably is associated with the blower to activate the blower and thereby inflate the first enclosure when deployed.12-27-2012
20120325962Window-less transport aircraft - Transport aircraft with passenger windows are a relatively complex add-on to the design of a fuselage. These windows are only for cosmetic features to give passengers who sit nearby comfort. They can take away natural strength attributes of the simple design of a tubular fuselage shape. The need for windows also restricts more complex pressurized fuselage shapes such as full blended wings and flying wings for passenger uses. The deletion of windows will save design, weight and construction costs. Substituting cameras for windows removes many design and construction restrictions currently imposed by the demand for passenger windows.12-27-2012
20100181425ITEM OF AIRCRAFT GALLEY FURNITURE AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH AN ITEM OF FURNITURE - The invention relates to an item of aircraft galley furniture separating a cockpit (07-22-2010
20120138743AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATION WITH RAMP ACCESS TO MULTIPLE DECKS - An aircraft may include a cabin having a first portion, a second portion, a first ramp and a second ramp. The first portion of the cabin may include an upper deck and a lower deck. The upper deck and the lower deck may be disposed proximate to each other with vertical separation therebetween. The second portion may include an intermediate deck disposed in a plane that is substantially parallel to planes in which the upper deck and the lower deck lie. The intermediate deck may be vertically separated from both the upper deck and the lower deck. The first ramp may extend between the lower deck and the intermediate deck to provide access therebetween. The second ramp may extend between the upper deck and the intermediate deck to provide access therebetween.06-07-2012
20130009007Intermediate support structure for the cockpit of an aircraft - An intermediate support structure (01-10-2013
20130015293DOOR FOR AN ACCOMMODATION MODULE, ACCOMMODATION MODULE AND AIRCRAFT - A door for crew rest compartments of cabins of means of transport comprises a lateral door leaf and a front door leaf as well as a floor element. With the door closed the floor element forms a continuation of the floor of the crew rest compartment. When compared to sliding doors, the cost of manufacture and the weight may be reduced.01-17-2013
20080230651Turbofan Provided With a Pre-Cooler - The invention concerns a turbofan provided with a pre-cooler. The invention is characterized in that to evacuate the heated cool air stream (09-25-2008
20080217476AIRCRAFT INCLUDING AN AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - According to the invention, means (09-11-2008
20120248244AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE WITH AIR DUCTS INTEGRATED IN STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS - An aircraft structure is provided with load-bearing hollow structural elements that form an aircraft fuselage. The cavities in the structural elements are designed as air ducts for an air conditioning system of the aircraft. An aircraft is also provided with such an aircraft structure.10-04-2012
20130146709AIRCRAFT NOSE AND NOSE LANDING GEAR BAY STRUCTURE - An aircraft nose structure includes a fuselage, a floor for a pressurized space and a nose landing gear bay arranged under the floor, on the opposite side to the space. The bay includes walls that form a pressure barrier, of which there are two lateral panels mechanically secured to the floor by load-reacting members, an upper panel adjacent to the floor and extending between the lateral panels, and a rear panel extending between the upper panel and the fuselage.06-13-2013
20120273615OVERHEAD LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT - The invention relates to an overhead luggage compartment for a passenger aircraft, having a receptacle (11-01-2012
20120273614MONUMENT COMPLEX FOR AN AIRCRAFT REAR AREA - A monument complex is provided for a rear area of a passenger cabin. The rear contour of the monument complex is adapted to the contour of the bulkhead so that an additional wash basin can be installed without there being any loss of space in the passenger cabin.11-01-2012
20130206904INTEGRATED LAVATORY GALLEY MONUMENT - A monument assembly configured to be positioned interior of an aircraft that includes a galley module, a first lavatory module and a second lavatory module. The module is positioned between the first and second lavatory modules, and the first lavatory module and the galley module share a first inboard dividing wall that includes at least a first non-vertical wall section.08-15-2013
20130206905INTEGRATED GALLEY AND BIN MONUMENT - A galley monument assembly that is configured to be positioned in the interior of an aircraft. The galley monument assembly includes a lower storage section that is adapted to receive at least one trolley cart and that includes a vertically oriented rear wall and two opposing side walls. The lower storage section defines a first storage depth. The galley monument assembly also includes an upper storage section that defines a second storage depth. The second storage depth is deeper than the first storage depth.08-15-2013
20130206906LAVATORY WITH RECESSED FLIGHT ATTENDANT SEAT - A lavatory monument assembly configured to be positioned in the interior of an aircraft that includes a first wall and a second wall that are generally parallel to one another, and the second wall is longer than the first wall. The lavatory monument assembly further includes a third wall and a fourth wall, and the third wall and the fourth wall generally are perpendicular to the first wall and the second wall, and the third wall and the fourth wall connect to the first wall and the second wall to form a lavatory interior. The first portion of the fourth wall generally is parallel to the third wall, and a second portion of the fourth wall angles inwardly along generally straight lines into the lavatory interior, such that the area in the lavatory interior proximate the first wall is less than the area proximate the second wall. The lavatory monument assembly farther includes a toilet in the lavatory interior proximate the first wall, and it further includes a door positioned on one of the first, second, third, or fourth walls.08-15-2013
20110309194Mounting System for Attaching a Structural Monument in a Desired Position in an Aircraft Cabin - The invention relates to a mounting system (12-22-2011
20130187000AIRCRAFT GALLEY - An aircraft galley is disclosed having a stand-alone beverage station and a stand-alone food preparation station. Each station is equipped with extendable work decks and integrated equipment for plug and play exchange. The beverage station is equipped with brewing stations and a top loading refuse compartment, and the food preparation station is configured with multiple ovens and refrigeration units. The galley further includes a side refrigeration unit which can be used as a self-service beverage area for passengers, and both stations may further be configured with LED displays for communicating with passengers.07-25-2013
20120006941Mounting system for attaching a box in a compartment of an aircraft galley - A mounting system (01-12-2012
20130206907EXPANDABLE LAVATORY WITH MOVABLE WALL - A lavatory monument assembly configured to be positioned in the interior of an aircraft that includes first, second, third and fourth walls that cooperate to define a lavatory interior, a door positioned on one of the first, second, third and fourth walls that allows access to the lavatory interior, and a toilet positioned within the lavatory interior. The toilet defines a first vertical plane that bifurcates the toilet and is positioned such that the first vertical plane is not parallel to the first wall. At least the first wall is pivotal between a stowed position and an expanded position. When the first wall is in the stowed position, the first, second, third and fourth walls define a first lavatory footprint and when it is in the expanded position, the first, second, third and fourth walls define a second lavatory footprint. The second lavatory footprint has a greater area than the first lavatory footprint.08-15-2013

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