Arrangement for laying cables in the floor area of a passenger transport aircraft

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6875916
APP PUB NO 20040129445A1
SERIAL NO

10688014

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A conduit system for laying cables along the floor of a passenger cabin of an aircraft includes longitudinal and transverse cable guide elements respectively forming cable channels, and cable branch junctions at intersections of the longitudinal and transverse guide elements. Each guide element includes a lower part secured to the cabin floor, and an upper part secured (e.g. snap fitted) onto the lower part to cover the cable channel. The cable branch junction includes a lower section secured to the floor and covered by an upper section, and allows the cables to continue straight through the junction or to be deflected by 90.degree. or by 180.degree.. With this arrangement, a greater number and greater diameter of cables can be laid out with a minimal installation effort. The components of the system are easily adaptable to any required installation layout, while providing a continuous covered protected enclosure for the cables.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBHHAMBURG1735

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Von, Hacht Ruediger Hamburg, DE 1 12
Winkelbach, Horst Buchholz, DE 2 24

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 5907936 Electrical floor hatch and wiring system for a concrete floor structure 4 1996
 
THE BOEING COMPANY (3)
* 6498297 Self-closing electrical raceway and dedicated seat track cover 34 2001
* 6674000 Simplified interconnect for center of wide body aircraft 12 2001
* 6504093 Aircraft cable raceway 7 2002
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH (1)
* 6743976 Conduit channel for insulated conductor lines and devices of an in-flight entertainment system in an aircraft 12 2003
 
HAWORTH, INC. (1)
* 6367211 Floor raceway for power and communications cables 8 1997
 
CABLE READY, INC. (1)
* 4723580 Cable sheath assembly 18 1986
 
The Wiremold Company (1)
* 5336849 Raceway assembly for power and communications conductors 93 1992
 
CLONTECH LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 6437247 Snap-fit protective holding assembly for electrical cables and entry tool therefor 16 1996
* Cited By Examiner

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS (1)
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THE BOEING COMPANY (11)
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7195201 Adaptable payload enabling architecture 20 2004
* 2005/0211,833 Non-protruding seat track apparatus and methods 10 2004
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* 2005/0211,836 Payload to support track interface and fitting apparatus and methods 4 2004
* 7063562 Seat power outlets integrated into floor 3 2004
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7413143 Payload to support track interface and fitting apparatus and methods 8 2006
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AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED (2)
* 9077167 Aircraft raceway mounting and clamping apparatus 0 2011
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AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH (6)
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SCHOTT AG (1)
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