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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2643247
(54) English Title: IMAGE VIEWING SYSTEM FOR PASSENGERS OF AN AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH A SYSTEM
(54) French Title: SYSTEME DE VISUALISATION D'IMAGES POUR PASSAGERS D'UN AERONEF
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • G09F 21/08 (2006.01)
  • G09F 9/35 (2006.01)
  • G09F 19/18 (2006.01)
  • G09F 21/10 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • COSSART, CHRISTOPHE (France)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS (France)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • AIRBUS FRANCE (France)
(74) Agent: RICHES, MCKENZIE & HERBERT LLP
(45) Issued:
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2007-02-23
(87) PCT Publication Date: 2007-08-30
Examination requested: 2012-02-09
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
0601710 France 2006-02-27

English Abstract

The invention relates to an image viewing system for aircraft passengers, characterized in that it is embodied in the form of a module (10) which comprises a unit (20) for displaying images originating from at least one image source (12, 14, 16), the display unit being tied to an internal wall of the aircraft, in a position parallel to a floor of the aircraft.


French Abstract

L' invention concerne système de visualisation d' images pour passagers d'aéronef, caractérisé en ce qu'il est réalisé sous la forme d'un module (10) qui comporte une unité d'affichage (20) d'images provenant d'au moins une source d'images, l'unité d'affichage étant assujettie à une paroi interne de l'aéronef, dans une position parallèle à un plancher de l'aéronef.


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CLAIMS

1. An image viewing system for passengers of an aircraft, characterized in
that it is constructed in the form of a module (10) provided with a unit (20)
for
displaying images originating from at least one image source (12, 14, 16), the
display unit being fastened to an internal partition of the aircraft, in a
position
parallel to a floor of the aircraft.
2. A system according to claim 1, characterized in that the display unit
(20) has a convex general shape.
3. A system according to claim 2, characterized in that the display unit
(20) has a hemispherical general shape.
4. A system according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that it is
provided with:
- a unit (32) for projecting images furnished by the data source,
- an optical system (34) for adapting, to the display unit, the images
projected thereon.
5. A system according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that it is
provided with passenger/viewing system interactive elements (22) that are in
relationship with the display unit.
6. A system according to claim 5, characterized in that the display unit
integrates a tactile layer (22), and the interactive elements form tactile
zones of
the layer.
7. A system according to claim 5 or 6, characterized in that it is provided
with a plurality of interactive elements arranged around the display unit.
8. A system according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that it is
provided with a data-processing unit (18).
9. A system according to one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that it is
provided with a mechanism for adjusting the vertical position of the display
unit.


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10. A system according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the
display unit (20) is mounted on a support (30) capable of being fixed on an
internal partition of the aircraft.
11. A system according to claim 10, characterized in that the support is
provided with a fixation foot (30a).
12. A system according to one of claims 9 to 11, characterized in that it is
provided with a mechanism for vertical adjustment of the support.
13. A system according to claim 12, characterized in that the adjusting
mechanism is of the rotary type.
14. A system according to one of claims 1 to 13, characterized in that the
module (10) has a height that is smaller than the height of the passengers.
15. An aircraft, characterized in that it comprises an image viewing system
(10) for passengers of an aircraft according to one of claims 1 to 14.
16. An aircraft according to claim 15, characterized in that the module (10)
is installed in a clear zone of the aircraft accessible to several passengers.
17. An aircraft according to one of claims 15 or 16, characterized in that
the internal partition is the floor (24).
18. An aircraft according to claim 17, characterized in that the display unit
is fixed to the floor.
19. An aircraft according to claim 17 or 18, characterized in that the
internal partition is the ceiling.


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Title Date
(86) PCT Filing Date 2007-02-23
(87) PCT Publication Date 2007-08-30
(85) National Entry 2008-08-21
Examination Requested 2012-02-09

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Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $400.00 2008-08-21
Registration of Documents $100.00 2008-11-10
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2009-02-23 $100.00 2009-01-29
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2010-02-23 $100.00 2010-01-28
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 4 2011-02-23 $100.00 2011-01-28
Registration of Documents $100.00 2011-05-24
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 5 2012-02-23 $200.00 2012-01-24
Request for Examination $800.00 2012-02-09
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 6 2013-02-25 $200.00 2013-01-23
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 7 2014-02-24 $200.00 2014-01-27
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 8 2015-02-23 $200.00 2015-01-28

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