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Seating arrangement: berth or berthage

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244 - Aeronautics and astronautics

244117000 - AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE

244118500 - Passenger or crew accommodation

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20130043345SEATING SYSTEM AND PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION UNIT FOR A VEHICLE - A passenger seat assembly for a vehicle, particularly an aircraft, which is adapted to provide self-contained, individual seating and sleeping accommodation for a passenger, said seating assembly includes a supporting structure (02-21-2013
20100140400Compartment For Accommodating At Least One Flight Crewmember - An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a compartment for accommodating at least one flight crewmember, comprising a first module and a stowage area, wherein the first module comprises a first rest facility, wherein the first rest facility is arranged substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, as well as substantially parallel to the traverse axis of the aircraft, and wherein the stowage area is substantially arranged under the first rest facility.06-10-2010
20100140399METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY MAPPING CABIN AND TRAVEL CLASS STRUCTURES OF AIRLINE DISRUPTED FLIGHTS INTO REPLACEMENT FLIGHTS - In a method for automatically mapping a cabin and travel class structure of an disrupted flight into replacement flights, cabin and travel class structure of the disrupted flight are retrieved. For each affected passenger, a base disrupted flight is determined from the passenger itinerary. For the disruption period, cabin and travel class structure of the replacement flights are split into sub-periods. For each sub-period, mapping begins by establishing a direct match between cabin and travel class structures. The direct match is validated against actual cabin and travel class structure of the replacement flights, including pinpointing all found discrepancies. All class matching tables (CMTs) applying to the disrupted flight and disruption period considered are retrieved from a rule repository. Cabin and travel class structure of the replacement flights are further split in sub-periods to imbed the actual validity periods of retrieved CMTs. Rules of the retrieved CMTs resolve all found discrepancies.06-10-2010
20100140401STRUCTURE HAVING AN AIR CHAMBER - The invention comprises a structure having at least two separate air chambers (06-10-2010
20100163674AIRCRAFT SUB-ASSEMBLY AND AIRCRAFT PROVIDED WITH SUCH A SUB-ASSEMBLY - An aircraft sub-assembly including at least one seat and/or rest for a passenger, a separation panel extending along one of the two opposed sides of the at least one seat, with a longitudinal dimension at least equal to that of the at least one seat and a vertical dimension or height higher than that of the at least one seat so as to conceal at least partially a passenger occupying the at least one seat behind the separation panel. The separation panel includes a transverse curve extending perpendicularly to its height and along one of the two opposed sides of the at least one seat.07-01-2010
20130032668PASSENGER SEATING ARRANGEMENTS - Passenger seating arrangements are detailed. At least some arrangements permit each passenger to access an aisle of a vessel without contacting an adjacent passenger. Movable footwells may be utilized to floor-level access when retracted and function as steps when extended as a seat is converted to a bed. This structure authorizes decrease in seat pitch without decrease of bed length, permitting additional seating to be included in a cabin of a vessel without diminishment of passenger comfort.02-07-2013
20100108808SYSTEM FOR FIXING - This system makes it possible to join a substantially flat base of an element to be fixed to a top plate (05-06-2010
20090302158Aircraft Passenger Seat - An aircraft passenger seat comprises a primary seat (12-10-2009
20090302157Device for fixing a seat rail on a floor, and aircraft equipped with such a fixing device - A device for fixing a seat rail, designed to maintain passenger seats on a floor, wherein it includes a connecting bracket, secured to the floor and to the seat rail, the bracket being adapted to support the stresses perpendicular to the plane of the floor, and the stresses parallel to the plane of the floor. The bracket extends obliquely between the floor and the rail seat, a lower end of the bracket being secured to the floor and an upper end of the bracket being secured to the seat rail.12-10-2009
20090302156MEDICAL BLOCK FOR THE CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT, ASSOCIATED WITH A COUCHETTE - The invention relates to a medical block associated with a couchette (12-10-2009
20120217344SEATING ARRANGEMENTS PARTICULARLY FOR PASSENGER AIRCRAFT - Seating arrangements for passenger aircraft or other vehicles are detailed. Some arrangements position seats at offsets from a longitudinal axis of a vehicle cabin in either “V” shapes or herringbone patterns. Other arrangements include seats that are staggered within the cabin. Further arrangements include pairs of seat that are both parallel and offset from the longitudinal axis, but are placed so that feet of the port and starboard passengers point away from the fuselage. All embodiments contemplate providing seats that are convertible to beds, although this conversion is not required.08-30-2012
20110011977BERTH SLEEPER SYSTEM - A berth sleeper system including a platform portion and a seat portion, the seat portion defining an axis of rotation and being rotateable relative to the platform portion about the axis of rotation, wherein the seat portion includes a seat base, a backrest and a recline mechanism, the recline mechanism supporting the seat base and the backrest in an upright configuration and a horizontal configuration, wherein the seat base is substantially co-planar with the platform portion, while the backrest is disposed at an angle relative to the seat base in the upright configuration, and wherein the seat base and the backrest are substantially co-planar with the platform portion in the horizontal configuration.01-20-2011
20130068887SEAT ARRANGEMENT OF A PASSENGER CABIN - A seat arrangement of a passenger cabin includes at least two seat groups. The at least two seat groups are arranged consecutively between two passenger aisles running parallel to a longitudinal direction of the passenger cabin and each have two outer seat units and just one central seat unit. The seat units are set in a seating configuration. A central seat unit of at least one of the at least two seat groups is arranged offset with respect to at least one of the outer seat units of the same seat group in the longitudinal direction of the passenger cabin, as a result of which each seat unit has obstacle-free access to at least one cabin aisle.03-21-2013
20100038485Array of aircraft seats - Sleeper seats, wherein each comprises a head rest, a back rest, a seat pan or seat cushion, a leg rest, an ottomans and a dividers between the individual seats with the their column. The four seats are arranged in a staggered chevron formation and two columns. All the seats in each column are parallel with each other and set at a “herringbone” angle α to the column direction, in other words their central axes A make the angle α with a longitudinal axis of the array.02-18-2010
20120187244AIRCRAFT CABIN MODULE AND ASSOCIATED AIRCRAFT CABIN EQUIPPED WITH SAME - The invention relates to an aircraft cabin module (07-26-2012
20120025019Vehicle Seat with Reclining Back and Leg Rest - A passenger vehicle seat comprising, a seat back, a seat pan and a leg rest supported by a support frame, the leg rest of each seat moveably mounted relative to the support frame in a manner to allow it to move between (a) a stored position and (b) a fully deployed position where the seat pan and the leg rest are substantially coplanar, and wherein the seat pan is configurable between a substantially horizontal position, and one or more selected from an inclined and reclined position, and wherein the leg rest and the seat pan are coupled via an articulated coupling, so that movement of at least one selected from the leg rest and seat pan can cause movement of the other of the leg rest and seat pan.02-02-2012
20090050740SEATING UNIT FOR AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a seating unit for aircraft comprising at least one seat (02-26-2009
20100038484Array of aircraft seats - The sleeper seats are shown in sleeping mode. Each comprises a head rest, a back rest, a seat pan or seat cushion and a leg rest, all of which move in a conventional manner when the seat is moved from sleeping mode to sitting mode. The seats also include ottomans. Further they have inter-seat dividers between the individual seats within the their column. The six seats are arranged in a chevron formation or array and two columns. All the seats in each column are parallel with each other and have central axes A set at a “herringbone” angle a to the column direction and in particular to a longitudinal axis 02-18-2010
20080237398AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT SUPPORT - A support for aircraft seats and other equipment has a lower support link that sweeps out a lateral arc. The lower support link supports a platform that may have a conventional linear track. The linear track provides fore/aft movement substantially orthogonal to a line tangent to the center of the lateral arc. A pilot link is attached to the platform to form a parallelogram linkage that maintains the equipment platform in a rotationally fixed attitude as the lower support link sweeps out its lateral arc.10-02-2008
20090146006AIRCRAFT SEATING AND SEATING ARRANGEMENTS - A seating arrangement for an aircraft cabin is disclosed which includes seats having a backrest (06-11-2009
20110266392PASSENGER SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT FOR AN AEROPLANE - A passenger supply arrangement provides a communications system and comfort system for a passenger of an aeroplane. The passenger supply arrangement includes a presentation surface configured to be integrated into a backrest of a passenger seat of an aeroplane and a passenger supply module configured to be disposed above the passengers seats of the aeroplane. The passenger supply module includes at least one projector configured to project an image onto the presentation surface. The image includes a monitoring area for playback of video and an operating area for displaying and for actuation of operating elements of the passenger supply module.11-03-2011
20090166470Seating Unit - A seating unit (07-02-2009
20110204183PORTABLE TABLE - A portable table for reclining seats, non-reclining seats or even permanent bed structures of an aircraft is disclosed. The portable table includes a table-top and a stand assembly, wherein the table-top is pivotally connected to the stand assembly such that the table-top can move from an erect orientation in which the table-top is supported laterally to the stand assembly and a collapsed orientation in which the table-top is substantially parallel to the stand assembly. The stand assembly also includes a re-leasable connector in the form of a clamping device for releasably mounting the portable table to a railing or other suitable support structure on the side of a seat or a bed of an aircraft.08-25-2011
20090084897SEATING SYSTEM AND A PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION UNIT FOR A VEHICLE - A passenger seat assembly for a vehicle, particularly an aircraft, which is adpated to provide self-contained, individual seating and sleeping accommodation for a passenger, said seating assembly includes a supporting structure (04-02-2009
20090242700SEAT - A seat comprising a seat pan (10-01-2009
20120193472STAIRWAY FOR AN AIRCRAFT - A stairway used for gaining access from a theoretically horizontal lower level to a theoretically horizontal higher level, and including a succession of intermediate steps between these two levels. A subassembly of intermediate steps corresponding to the steps closest to the lower level is mobile between a first deployed position at which the lower intermediate steps are in the extension of other intermediate steps, and a raised position at which the lower intermediate steps are in a substantially vertical position.08-02-2012
20100187357SEATING ARRANGEMENT OF A VEHICLE COMPARTMENT - The invention relates to seating for a vehicle cabin and more particularly an aircraft cabin which has a cabin floor (07-29-2010
20100019087MODULE FOR ACCOMMODATION OF CREW MEMBERS HAVING A STOWAGE BIN USABLE FROM INSIDE THE MODULE - A module for an aircraft is provided for the accommodation of crew members. The module includes, but is not limited to a trough-shaped floor region having an external contour that corresponds to the contour of further stowage bins installed in the aircraft. The storage space created in this way in the interior of the module is accessible from the interior of the module. In this way the stability of the module may be enhanced and the installation expenditure may be reduced. Furthermore, comfort may be enhanced, in particular as a result of more space being available for the crew.01-28-2010
20100252680Vehicle Passenger Seating - A seating arrangement for location at the longitudinal centre line of a commercial passenger vehicle that has a longitudinally extending passenger seating area. The seating arrangement includes a pair of seats disposed alongside and secured to each other. Each seat comprising a backrest portion, and a seat pan portion, wherein the seats face at an acute angle to each other, and wherein the backrest portions of the respective seats are nearest the vertex of the acute angle than the seat pan portions.10-07-2010
20120193471MODULAR ADAPTER PLATE SYSTEM - A modular adapter plate system (08-02-2012
20130126671Unknown - There is provided an aircraft folding seat (05-23-2013
20110057073REST MODULE WITH A FIRST PARTIAL MODULE WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO A POSSIBLE SECOND PARTIAL MODULE - The invention relates to a rest module for accommodating a least one crew member of an aircraft, wherein the module comprises a first partial module. Further on the first partial module comprises a first section and a second section; wherein the first section and the second section are spatially divided. The first section comprises a first opening, a second opening and a third opening, wherein the three openings are different from each other. The first opening is adapted for providing an access from an above located area of the aircraft, the second opening is adapted for providing an access from the first section to a second partial module and the third opening is adapted for providing a separate access from the first section to the second section.03-10-2011
20080308675REDUCED-PERIMETER AIRCRAFT - Aircraft that have fuselages including a series of frames spaced apart according to a frame pitch. The series of frames are covered by an aircraft skin to define an interior volume of the aircraft. The interior volume contains a series of rows of seats separated according to a seat pitch. The seat pitch may be indexed to the frame pitch such that seats are located between adjacent ones of the series of frames to permit a reduced-perimeter aircraft fuselage with substantially equal passenger comfort metrics. In some embodiments, in addition, a series of windows are located adjacent outboard seats of the series of rows of seats to permit ergonomically appropriate viewing through the series of windows by passengers seated in the outboard seats.12-18-2008
20110114789UNIT FOR ACCOMMODATION OF MEMBERS OF AN AIRCRAFT CREW - The application relates to a unit for accommodating at least one member of an aircraft crew, wherein the unit is designed in such a manner that it can be arranged in a crew rest compartment of an aircraft, wherein the unit comprises first means, second means and third means for changing the volume of the unit, wherein the unit comprises: a lying-down facility for crew members, wherein the lying-down facility comprises first means for displacing the lying-down facility, a front panel, wherein the front panel comprises second means for displacing the front panel, and a sidewall, wherein the sidewall comprises third means for displacing the sidewall. Furthermore, the application comprises a crew rest compartment for accommodating at least one crew member, wherein the crew rest compartment is designed to be arranged in an aircraft, wherein the crew rest compartment comprises a unit according to the invention.05-19-2011
20100301163STAIRWAY FOR AN AIRCRAFT - A stairway used for gaining access from a theoretically horizontal lower level to a theoretically horizontal higher level, and including a succession of intermediate steps between these two levels. A subassembly of intermediate steps corresponding to the steps closest to the lower level is mobile between a first deployed position at which the lower intermediate steps are in the extension of other intermediate steps, and a raised position at which the lower intermediate steps are in a substantially vertical position.12-02-2010
20100301164Single Tough Locking Seat Fittings and Methods - Apparatus and methods for removably securing payloads are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes coupling the payload to a body of a locking assembly, engaging an insertion portion of the body into the channel, translating the insertion portion of the body along the channel from a first position to a second position, the body being substantially constrained from movement away from the channel in the second position, and actuating at least one engagement member from an unsecured position to a secured position, a portion of the channel being engaged by the at least one engagement member and the insertion portion of the body when the at least one engagement member is positioned in the secured position such that the body is substantially constrained from movement along the channel by the at least one engagement member.12-02-2010
20110017869Variable Seat Separation Adjustment In An Airplane - According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a system for simultaneous longitudinal shifting of several selected seats or seat rows in an aircraft is stated, in which system a drive device for shifting the seats is provided, wherein shifting the seats takes place according to a change in seat configuration planning.01-27-2011
20090065642Comfortable seating arrangements considering usage of space - A seating arrangement with improved seating comfort is disclosed. In one embodiment, the seating arrangement is for a transportation vehicle. The arrangement includes seats at least having two levels adjacent to single-level seats. The multi-level seats include at least a bottom row of seats and a top row of seats. In one embodiment, the bottom row seats are on a floor; and there is an imaginary horizontal plane that is parallel to the floor, and that at least a part of the top row seats and at least a part of the bottom row seats intersect. The single-level seats include at least two rows, with at least one seat in each row being adjacent to the aisle, to allow passengers to access the single-level seats. In another embodiment, a seating arrangement includes only multi-level seats. In yet another embodiment, a computer-implemented method is applicable to the seats, such as allowing the display of a visual representation of a top-row seat and a bottom-row seat.03-12-2009
20110210205AIRCRAFT CABIN - An aircraft cabin that comprises a plurality of compartments (09-01-2011
20110210204PASSENGER SEAT SYSTEM INCORPORATING A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE UNIT, AND AN AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH A SYSTEM - A passenger seat system including a plurality of seat modules, in which each seat module may be configured to form a more or less flat bed. The seat modules are arranged side by side in longitudinally offset relative positions, and each seat module is configured to form a bed from a convertible seat and a fixed footrest. The footrest is integrated into a box structure, which includes an upper surface arranged as a fixed shelf for the passenger in the adjacent seat module.09-01-2011
20100065683Aircraft Passenger Seat - An aircraft passenger seating arrangement comprises a seat having a seat pan and a seat back, the seat being able to adopt a first, substantially upright sitting position and a second, sleeping position in which the seat back and seat pan are substantially horizontal, the arrangement further including a side surface arranged to form part of a substantially flat, horizontal sleeping surface alongside the seat.03-18-2010
20100065684Seating arrangements particularly for passenger aircraft - Seating arrangements for passenger aircraft or other vehicles are detailed. Some arrangements position seats at offsets from a longitudinal axis of a vehicle cabin in either “V” shapes or herringbone patterns. Other arrangements include seats that are staggered within the cabin. Further arrangements include pairs of seat that are both parallel and offset from the longitudinal axis, but are placed so that feet of the port and starboard passengers point away from the fuselage. All embodiments contemplate providing seats that are convertible to beds, although this conversion is not required.03-18-2010
20110174926System and Method for Providing an Integrated User Interface System at a Seat - A light-weight and low-power integrated system module suitable for installation at a passenger seat disposed aboard a passenger vehicle and methods for manufacturing and using same. By integrating selected interface system components with the associated interconnections, the integrated system module provides an intuitive user interface system for interacting with a passenger entertainment system. The integrated system module can be installed within a seatback of the passenger seat that compliments the look and feel of the user interface system, creating an immersive entertainment experience during travel.07-21-2011
20110101162KIT FOR SEAT ROWS IN AIRCRAFT - In seat rows, in particular in aircraft, the individual seats thereof being able to be adjusted in their usable seat width, and comprising seat dividers with support legs, which are held by spars running transversely to the seat direction, at least one seat divider may be adjusted in the direction of the spars.05-05-2011
20110101161OPTIMISED AIRCRAFT CABIN LAYOUT - A layout for a cabin in a passenger transport vehicle, that includes at least one longitudinal aisle and seats for passengers arranged in rows, each accessible by a longitudinal aisle. At least one row of at least two seats is arranged so as to be inclined relative to a longitudinal aisle. The seats of the row are arranged side by side and oriented perpendicularly to the row and to the aisle enabling access to the row.05-05-2011
20110062285SYSTEM FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY MOVING SEVERAL ROWS OF SEATS IN A LONGITUDINAL DIRECTION - According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a system for simultaneously longitudinally moving a plurality of selected seats or seat rows in an aircraft is stated, in which system a drive device for moving the seats is provided, wherein moving the seats takes place automatically according to a change in the seating configuration planning.03-17-2011
20110068227SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ANTICIPATORY PASSENGER CABIN - A system for anticipating the needs of at least one passenger onboard a mobile platform is provided. A passenger seating area for receipt of the passenger includes a seat that has a seat back that moves into a reclined position, a tray table that is operable to be positioned to provide a surface for use by the at least one passenger, and a light source disposed for illumination of at least a portion of the passenger seating area. A camera acquires an image of the passenger, and a gesture control module generates activity data that includes at least one activity that the passenger is performing as recognized in the image of the at least one passenger acquired by the camera. A smart control module moves the seat back, positions the tray table, activates or deactivates the light source and performs combinations thereof based on the activity data.03-24-2011
20090014584Tracks, Power, and Data Blocks and Releasable Fastening System01-15-2009
20090146005AIRCRAFT SEAT - An aircraft seat in a cubicle able to provide privacy via a hidden, sliding/pocket door drawn to a seat-side end of a divider between adjacent seats from within a facing panel of the next divider in the line of seats. The divider provides a recessed backing for the seat; whilst a return recess provides foot rest space opposite the seat. The dividers are generally S-shaped in one form. The seat in one form is a double seat, in that it comprises a convertible seat and a fixed seat immediately next to each other. The fixed seat provides an alternative seating position when the convertible seat is in bed configuration and a seat for a friend when the convertible seat is in seat configuration. In one form not only the convertible seat, but also the fixed seat have seat belts, the latter seat's belts being provided in case of turbulence during use. The convertible seat has a seat squab, a backrest and a leg rest both pivotally connected to the seat squab that are reclinable via a reclining mechanism.06-11-2009
20120132746Integrated User Interface System and Method - An integrated user interface system being disposed at a chair and methods for manufacturing and using same. The user interface system comprises one or more interface elements that are disposed at an armrest or other suitable chair location and that are obscured from view or otherwise de-emphasized when a user is distal from the user interface system. At least one selected interface element becomes emphasized when a user hand becomes proximate to the user interface system. The selected interface element can become emphasized, for example, by becoming visible and/or by forming a raised projection. Upon becoming emphasized, the selected interface element is activated for use and can be manipulated to interact with available system resources. The chair advantageously can appear to be an ordinary chair when the user interface system is not in use and can present the user interface system when the user wishes to access the system resources.05-31-2012
20120199695SELF-STOWING JUMPSEAT FOR AIRCRAFT - A self-stowing jumpseat consists of a seat frame that is deployed by pulling the seat frame out of a pocket formed in the edge of a bulkhead. Once the seat frame has been deployed and locked in position, the seat pan is folded down to enable a user to be seated. The seat pan is spring-loaded to fold up, so that when the user vacates the seat, the seat pan automatically folds up into the closed configuration. As it does so, an interlock lever attached to the seat pan trips the seat frame locks from their locked to their unlocked positions. The seat frame has a retraction mechanism that urges the seat into the pocket. Accordingly, as soon as the seat pan interlock lever releases the seat frame locks, the retraction mechanism causes the folded seat frame to move into the stowed position within the bulkhead.08-09-2012
20100282902VEHICLE OCCUPANT SUPPORT - Vehicle occupant support for enhanced comfort and utility in a vehicle with arrangements for crash load protection of occupants. Virtual navigation device.11-11-2010
20110253838AIRCRAFT SEAT - An aircraft seat in a cubicle able to provide privacy via a hidden, sliding/pocket door drawn to a seat-side end of a divider between adjacent seats from within a facing panel of the next divider in the line of seats. The divider provides a recessed backing for the seat; whilst a return recess provides foot rest space opposite the seat. The dividers are generally S-shaped in one form. The seat in one form is a double seat, in that it comprises a convertible seat and a fixed seat immediately next to each other. The fixed seat provides an alternative seating position when the convertible seat is in bed configuration and a seat for a friend when the convertible seat is in seat configuration. In one form not only the convertible seat, but also the fixed seat have seat belts, the latter seat's belts being provided in case of turbulence during use. The convertible seat has a seat squab, a backrest and a leg rest both pivotally connected to the seat squab that are reclinable via a reclining mechanism.10-20-2011
20100116936PASSENGER SEATING ARRANGEMENT - The present invention provides an aircraft passenger seat assembly that includes: (a) first and second seats selectively movable between upright and reclined positions and adapted for being positioned beside and at inwardly-facing angles relative to each other; (b) a center console having a relatively wide aft end and a relatively narrow forward end for being positioned between the first and second seats; and © the relatively wide aft end of the center console including first and second foot wells therein adapted to permit the feet of a passenger seated in an aft-positioned first or second seat to extend therein when the aft-positioned first or second seat is in the recline position.05-13-2010
20110260002Seating Arrangement, Seat Unit, Tray Table and Seating System - A row of a plurality of adjacent seats supported by a support frame. The seat includes a seat back, a seat pan and a leg rest. The leg rest of each seat includes a leg support surface and is mounted relative to the seat frame in a manner to allow it to move between (a) a stored condition and (b) a fully deployed condition where the seat pan and the leg rest support surface are substantially coplanar. The leg rest and seat pan of each seat in the row can cooperate to define a reconfigurable horizontal support surface for at least one passenger.10-27-2011
20100193634AIRCRAFT SEAT - An aircraft seat has a chassis (08-05-2010
20080217477Aircraft with seat arrangement having different seat configurations for transport of a patient - An aircraft having a seating arrangement comprising with a plurality of seats arranged in-line in the fore and aft direction of the aircraft. In a first configuration, the seats are arranged so that the in-line spacing between seats is smaller than the height of a backrest of a seat. At least one of the seats can be reconfigured into a second configuration in which with the aid of the seat a bedded patient care area is made available. The bedded patient care area can be made use of, for example, to bed a person flat having suddenly become ill during the flight. The cabin seating can be configured in making optimum use of available space, requiring just one or two seats to be reconfigured when needed to create a bedded patient care area.09-11-2008
20110186682SEAT MODULE FOR AN AIRCRAFT PASSENGER - A seat module for an aircraft passenger includes a seat including a horizontal squab and a backrest, and a separation panel extending along at least one side of the seat. The seat is configured to move between a straight position, in which the backrest of the seat extends approximately vertically, and a reclined position, in which the backrest extends in a plane approximately perpendicular to the separation panel. The separation panel is lined, on a surface portion facing the seat, with a trim configured to form a surface on which the passenger may sit or lie.08-04-2011
20100025530 SEATING SYSTEM AND A PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION UNIT FOR A VEHICLE - A recliner seat assembly for a passenger vehicle is disclosed. The recliner seat assembly includes a fixed supporting portion for supporting the assembly off a floor of the vehicle, a reclinable seat portion comprising a seat-pan and a back-rest, and a seat connecting device adapted for connecting the seat portion to the supporting portion. The connecting device includes a seat reclining mechanism adapted for allowing and controlling translational movement of the seat portion relative to the supporting portion between a first upright position and a second fully reclined position. The connecting device further includes a selectively operable, bi-directional motor adapted for driving the seat portion between the first and second positions. The seat reclining mechanism includes a guiding device for reclining the back-rest progressively rearwardly relative to the supporting portion as the seat portion is moved from the first upright position to the second fully reclined position.02-04-2010
20110215200Seat and Related Leg Rest and Mechanism and Method Therefor - In one embodiment now described, and according to one aspect of the invention. There is provided a leg rest mechanism 09-08-2011
20090206201AIRPLANE WITH COLLAPSIBLE CREW REST COMPARTMENT MODULES - An improved crew rest area for a freighter airplane. The crew rest structure extends into the stay out zone between the crew or supernumerary accommodations and cargo areas and has one of more collapsible or crushable structures. The collapsible structures allow the areas in the stay out zones to collapse or be displaced when subjected to crash loads without impinging on the crew or supernumerary seating areas. The collapsible wall members or panels can be hinged, slidable, bendable in an accordion-type manner, or the like.08-20-2009
20110068226MODULAR SEAT SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - A modular seat system for a passenger compartment of a vehicle includes at least one seat, which has a seat unit with a seating element and a seat back and a seat frame with at least one pair of essentially vertical support elements, at whose upper end a bearing structure is arranged on which the seat unit rests, a fixing structure in the floor of the passenger compartment with at least two longitudinal rails, which have a predetermined spacing from one another, for accommodating the lower ends of the support elements, and an adapter plate for the fixing of the support elements, which adapter plate is fitted to the lower end of the support elements, and is fitted in a mobile fashion to at least one support element, so that the spacing of the support elements from one another is variable independently of the width of the seat unit.03-24-2011
20120305705SEAT WHICH CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A BED - In a block of two seats side by side which can be converted individually between a chair configuration and a horizontal flat bed configuration, the two seats are arranged and oriented substantially in the same direction, the longitudinal axes of each of the seats in the bed configuration converge towards a point situated behind the seats at a distance such that upper parts of the seat backs and of the head rests are superposed in a head area of the block. The bed planes of the seats of a block are vertically offset and extended by rest surfaces of the foot areas arranged in lateral columns arranged to the sides of the head area in the region of the rear shell of a block situated in front, allowing to reduce the seat pitch without affecting comfort and allowing an improved layout of a cabin for transporting passengers.12-06-2012
20100001133Fusion Welding Process To Join Aluminium and Titanium - The invention concerns a process for joining a first member (01-07-2010
20120012708PASSENGER SEAT DEVICE - A passenger seat device, particularly an airplane passenger seat device, including a visible surface body having a receiving region, which is provided for receiving a replaceable information carrier, and a fastening unit for fastening the information carrier in the receiving region. The fastening unit is provided for uncovered fastening of the information carrier.01-19-2012
20110084165DECOUPLING TECHNOLOGY OF THE STAIR HOUSE TO THE OVERHEAD COMPARTMENT - Aircraft that are used for intercontinental flights require individual compartments or rest areas (crew rest compartments) for pilots and flight attendants that are also referred to as room elements. It is known to arrange these room elements a certain distance above a seating area for the passengers, wherein these room elements can be reached from a floor structure via a room element in the form of a stair assembly (stairhouse). The room element is connected to the room element by means of locking elements in order to achieve an acoustic decoupling.04-14-2011
20100038483SEAT TRACK FITTINGS - Fittings configured primarily, although not necessarily exclusively, for connection to aircraft seat tracks are detailed. The fittings may engage multiple openings of a seat track concurrently. No rotation of a fitting need occur when connecting it to a track. Instead, if desired the fitting need move only linearly.02-18-2010
20120104165SLIDE-OUT BED POD - A pod assembly for use in an aircraft that includes a seat with a seat bottom and a seat back, a shell that at least partially surrounds the seat, and a bed associated with the shell. The bed is movable between a stowed position and a deployed position where the bed is generally flat. The bed is supported by the shell in the deployed position.05-03-2012
20100059625FRONT PORTION FOR AN AIRCRAFT INCLUDING A REST COMPARTMENT FOR AT LEAST ONE PILOT - A front portion of a fuselage of an aircraft including a cockpit, a washroom, an access corridor to the cockpit alongside the washroom, and a rest compartment with at least one berth for at least one pilot. The corridor alongside the washroom includes a mechanism separating the corridor from the cockpit and a door for blocking access to the passenger cabin. The rest compartment can be accessed from the access corridor to the cockpit, between the separation mechanism between the corridor and the cockpit and the corridor door. The washroom includes two access doors, a first access door for accessing the washroom from the access corridor to the cockpit in the area located between the separation mechanism between the corridor and the cockpit and the corridor door, and a second access door for accessing the washroom from the passenger cabin.03-11-2010
20110108666AIRCRAFT SEATS AND SEATING ARRANGEMENT - An aircraft seating arrangement including a single-piece seat bottom frame having a plurality of laterally spaced-apart fore and aft legs for being attached to and supporting the seat frame on an aircraft deck and a plurality of seat bottoms supported on the seat frame. A plurality of seat back support frames are carried by the seat bottom frame aft of respective ones of the seat bottoms. A seat pan and seat back are positioned on respective seat bottoms and seat backs for passenger occupancy.05-12-2011
20100301162MOVABLE SEAT - An aircraft seat cubicle (12-02-2010
20100288881SECURED COCKPIT HAVING AN INTEGRATED ACCOMMODATION AREA AND LAVATORY FACILITIES - The invention relates to a work and accommodation module for providing a cockpit and for accommodating at least one pilot of an aircraft. To this end, the work and accommodation modules have a work area and a accommodation area, wherein the work area contains all equipment for controlling and piloting the airplane. The accommodating area contains at least one element, selected from the group consisting of a rest area and lavatory facilities. In addition, the module is separated from a passenger area by at least one security partition.11-18-2010
20100051746SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE SEATS INTO AIRCRAFT INTERIOR CONFIGURATIONS - A handicapped accessible seat that classifies functionally as an aircraft seat is configured for maneuvering within an aircraft and docking to an aircraft floor using a typical track member having a longitudinal flange like extension and counterbores for mating with a shear plug of an aircraft seat. A bracket or track above the typical track member and containing inwardly-extending longitudinal flanges allows mating association with a plug or plunger on the wheel/caster or bottom seat structure of the handicapped accessible seat (03-04-2010
20120074259AIRFRAME INCLUDING CROSSMEMBERS FOR FIXING SEATS - The invention relates to an airframe having a substantially circular cross section in a lateral direction (Y) and which extends in the longitudinal direction (X). The airframe comprises, a plurality of rails for supporting seats, each rail being parallel to the longitudinal direction (X) of the airframe, a plurality of beams parallel to the rails; and a plurality of crossmembers aligned, in use, in the lateral direction (Y) of the airframe. Each crossmember supports only some of the successive rails, each crossmember being supported by only some of the successive beams in the lateral direction (Y) of the airframe with the beams forming part of a wing box and/or a main landing gear well of the airframe. Each crossmember comprises at least one connection to each of the beams that support it where each connection comprises at least one articulation about at least one axis.03-29-2012
20120223186AIRCRAFT SEATING ARRANGEMENT - A vehicle seating arrangement can comprise a fore-facing lower seating assembly, an aft-facing lower assembly, and an upper seating assembly positioned between the fore-facing and aft-facing lower assemblies. The lower and upper assemblies can be configured to form a 3-seat unit in which a portion of a seat of said fore-facing and aft-facing lower seat assemblies underlaps a portion of an upper seating assembly. At least one of the fore-facing and aft-facing lower assemblies can be angled with respect to the upper seating assembly to shorten the overall linear dimension of the 3-seat unit and provide egress areas for lower passengers to aisle access. A vertical member can be configured to attach to the upper seating assembly and to a ceiling structure to reduce the load on the floor.09-06-2012
20120298798Seating Arrangement - A 3-seat seating grouping is presented that includes a center seat configured for vertical translation from a lower position to a raised position when converted from an upright to an inclined mode. The center seat can be disposed between an aft-facing seating assembly and a fore-facing seating assembly, and be configured to overlap both when in a lie-flat position. Non-overlapping footspace can be shared between a center passenger and an aft-facing passenger. When upright, a center seat can be at the same height as a non-translating aft- or fore-facing seat, reducing loads on a seat track during aircraft take-off. Seats within the 3-seat group can be angled or aligned with respect to cabin longitudinal axis. A plurality of 3-seat groups can be combined in various orientations to span a cabin. Groups can be arranged to mirror each other to maximize seating directed to an aisle.11-29-2012
20120318918FLEXIBLE-USAGE TRAVEL SUITE - A flexible-usage travel suite that includes an enclosure having a floor, surrounding walls defining a predetermined area and an egress/ingress opening. A seat is positioned adjacent a first side of the enclosure and is moveable between a deployed seating configuration and a stowed storage configuration against the first side of the enclosure. A bed is positioned adjacent a second side of the enclosure and is moveable between a deployed lie-flat configuration when the seat is in its stowed storage configuration, and a stowed storage position when the seat is in its deployed seating configuration. A utility chair and utility table are positioned within the enclosure and are moveable among a stowed position and a use position.12-20-2012
20110226900Seating Arrangement, Seat Unit, Tray Table and Seating System - A row of a plurality of adjacent seats supported by a support frame. The seat includes a seat back, a seat pan and a leg rest. The leg rest of each seat includes a leg support surface and is mounted relative to the seat frame in a manner to allow it to move between (a) a stored condition and (b) a fully deployed condition where the seat pan and the leg rest support surface are substantially coplanar. The leg rest and seat pan of each seat in the row can cooperate to define a reconfigurable horizontal support surface for at least one passenger.09-22-2011
20120325964SPACE EFFICIENT LAVATORY MODULE FOR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT - A space efficient lavatory module for commercial aircraft includes an aft facing concave wall recess that provides a greater distance from an upper, forward facing portion of a cabin structure, such as an aircraft passenger seat to avoid having a passenger's head impact the aft facing lavatory or enclosure wall in a sudden aircraft deceleration. The aft facing concave wall recess also provides space for mounting of a protective cushion, in order to reduce a passenger's risk of head trauma in a sudden deceleration, as well as other items, such as a video monitor, a bassinet or infant bed, without inhibiting passenger movement.12-27-2012
20100140402RESIDENCE AND SLEEPING MODULE WITH A CONNECTABLE PARTIAL MODULE FOR ACCOMOPATING AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF AND AIRCRAFT CREW HAVING A DOCKABLE PARTIAL MODULE - The invention relates to a residence and sleeping module in an aircraft, for accommodating at least one member of an aircraft crew, wherein the module comprises a first partial module for docking a second partial module to it. In this arrangement, the first partial module or the second partial module comprises a connecting element, and the first partial module is designed to be arranged at a vertical height of an aircraft, which vertical height differs from that of the second partial module. In this arrangement, the connecting element is designed such that the second partial module can be docked to the first partial module by means of the connecting element.06-10-2010
20120248246SEAT SHELL AND INTEGRATED OVERHEAD STORAGE BIN - A lounge assembly configured to be positioned in the interior of an aircraft. The lounge assembly includes a first seat shell configured to at least partially surround a passenger seat, and an overhead storage bin assembly. The overhead storage bin assembly includes first and second posts configured to be secured to a floor of the aircraft, and an overhead bin housing supported by the first and second posts. The overhead bin housing includes at least a first overhead storage bin that is positioned generally above the first seat shell.10-04-2012
20130126672ROTATABLE CABIN ATTENDANT SEAT AND AIRCRAFT MONUMENT ARRANGEMENT WITH A ROTATABLE CABIN ATTENDANT SEAT - A cabin attendant seat (05-23-2013
20080203227AIRCRAFT PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION UNIT WITH DEPLOYABLE BED - A passenger accommodation unit with a deployable bed includes a passenger seat and a passenger bed positioned relative to the seat and adapted for movement between a stowed position in which the bed is upright and adjacent to the seat, and a deployed position in which the bed is horizontal for use and overlaps and is supported in part by the seat. The unit can include a credenza positioned adjacent the seat and between the seat and the bed that supports the bed when deployed.08-28-2008
20080197234Rail for positioning and locking of elements, and a corresponding fitting - A rail, in particular a seat rail and an associated fitting, as well as a rail-fitting connection for fastening elements in an aircraft, wherein the rail or the fitting comprises an improved bearing surface and a variable positionability of the fitting on or at the rail.08-21-2008
20100090060SYSTEM FOR FIXING A SEAT, IN PARTICULAR AN AIRCRAFT SEAT, AND SEAT INCLUDING SUCH A SYSTEM - The system comprising a base (04-15-2010
20100308164Aircraft Seat - The seats are swivellable about axes (12-09-2010
20120273616SYSTEM FOR FASTENING A SEAT, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AIRCRAFT, ON SAID AIRCRAFT - System for fastening a seat, on the rest of an aircraft, of the type including a base associated with the rest of the seat and including hooking elements thereof on the rest of the aircraft, which can be moved between a retracted assembly/disassembly position of the seat and an active hooking position thereof on the rest of the aircraft, and locking elements for locking the hooking elements in the active position. The hooking elements include at least one hook-shaped heel to be engaged in an opening of the rest of the aircraft, and by movement of the base, under a hooking shoulder thereof, and the locking elements in the active position include pin-shaped locking members supported by the base and that can be moved between a position retracted in the base and an active position wherein the pin-shaped locking elements protrude from the base into an opening of the aircraft.11-01-2012
20110233333SMALL DIAMETER PRESSURE STRUCTURE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CREW REST - An aircraft crew rest station includes an overhead crew rest portion including a central deck portion, forward and aft bunk portions, and a central entry vestibule connected between a passenger seating area and the central deck portion. The forward and aft bunk portions include a plurality of adjacent partitioned individual sleeping berths configured in interfitting alternating trapezoid shapes to optimize spatial accommodation of body proportions of crew members in the available aircraft space. The central deck portion includes an emergency escape hatch, a fold-down jump seat, and a fold-down entry door that removably covers a stairway of the central entry vestibule.09-29-2011
20110303790FRAME FOR A FLIGHT PASSENGER SEATING ROW - A frame for a flight passenger seating row having a front support structure and a rear support structure connected by means of at least one seat divider and at least one transverse beam. The seat divider(s) and the transverse beam(s) is/are easily releaseably connected to the front and/or rearsupport structure.12-15-2011
20110309195Method and System for Flexible Seat Arrangement in Airplanes - The invention provides a method for adapting a seat row arrangement in an airplane in order to set seat row distances, wherein the currently desired pattern of seat row positions is stored in a control device and wherein the seat rows are mounted on seat tracks (12-22-2011
20080302911Habitation and sleeping module for accommodating at least one member of a flight crew - A habitation and sleeping module, in an aircraft, for accommodating at least one member of a flight crew, with the module having a first sleeping area. Furthermore, an ascent region is provided for ascending from a lower level into the module, wherein the ascent region includes an ascent device that is laterally arranged on the module.12-11-2008
20120025018Class Divider - A class divider in an aircraft between a first seating arrangement that comprises of seats of a first kind and a second seating arrangement that comprises of seats of a second kind. The divider comprises a primary partition wall member that extends upwardly from cabin floor level and that is positioned facing said first seating arrangement and a secondary partition wall member that extends from divider contiguous portions of a seat of said second kind positioned in said second class. The seat of said second kind bridges space between the secondary partition wall member and the cabin floor.02-02-2012

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