US Patent Application No: 2004/0129,445

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

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 6875916

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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 GMBHHAMBURG1300

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Winkelbach, Horst Buchholz, DE 2 12

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6,566,598 Raceway for providing power and communications connectivity 1 1997
 
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 5,907,936 Electrical floor hatch and wiring system for a concrete floor structure 3 1996
 
THE BOEING COMPANY (3)
* 6,498,297 Self-closing electrical raceway and dedicated seat track cover 18 2001
* 6,674,000 Simplified interconnect for center of wide body aircraft 12 2001
* 6,504,093 Aircraft cable raceway 6 2002
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH (1)
* 6,743,976 Conduit channel for insulated conductor lines and devices of an in-flight entertainment system in an aircraft 9 2003
 
Haworth, Inc. (1)
* 6,367,211 Floor raceway for power and communications cables 8 1997
 
CABLE READY, INC. (1)
* 4,723,580 Cable sheath assembly 15 1986
 
The Wiremold Company (1)
* 5,336,849 Raceway assembly for power and communications conductors 80 1992
 
CLONTECH LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 6,437,247 Snap-fit protective holding assembly for electrical cables and entry tool therefor 13 1996
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE BOEING COMPANY (2)
* 7,207,523 Seat power bus with discrete connection ports 16 2004
* 7,191,981 Telescoping powered seat track cover 5 2004
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH (4)
* 7,100,885 Seat mounting rail, particularly for a commercial aircraft 17 2004
* 8,528,859 Installation system for an airplane 0 2008
* 8,366,042 Arrangement for installing electric cables in the floor region of an aircraft 1 2009
* 2010/0213,314 ARRANGEMENT FOR INSTALLING ELECTRIC CABLES IN THE FLOOR REGION OF AN AIRCRAFT 2 2009
 
CONNECTEURS ELECTRIQUES DEUTSCH (1)
8,342,855 Flexible power raceway 0 2006
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