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(12) Patent: (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: 2015-11-03
(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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What is claimed is:
1. An image viewing system for passengers of an aircraft, comprising:
a module provided with a display unit configured to display images
originating from at least one image source, wherein
the display unit is disposed in a position parallel to a floor of the aircraft

when the module is fastened to an internal partition of the aircraft, and
the display unit is configured to be accessible to the passengers
simultaneously.
2 A system according to claim 1, wherein the display unit has a convex
general shape.
3. A system according to claim 2, wherein the display unit has a
hemispherical general shape.
4. A system according to one of claims 1 to 3, further comprising:
a projection unit configured to project images furnished by the at least one
image source; and
an optical system configured to adapt, to the display unit, the images
projected thereon.
5. A system according to claim 1, further comprising:
passenger/viewing system interactive elements that are associated with
the display unit.
6. A system according to claim 5, wherein the display unit integrates a
tactile
layer, and the interactive elements form tactile zones of the layer.
7. A system according to claim 5 or 6, further comprising:
a plurality of interactive elements arranged around the display unit.
8. A system according to claim 1, further comprising:
a data-processing unit.
9. A system according to claim 1, further comprising:
a mechanism configured to adjust the vertical position of the display unit.

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10. A system according to claim 1, wherein
the display unit is mounted on a support capable of being fixed on the
internal partition of the aircraft.
11. A system according to claim 10, wherein
the support is provided with a fixation foot.
12. A system according to claim 10 or 11, further comprising:
an adjustment mechanism configured to vertically adjust the support.
13. A system according to claim 12, wherein
the adjustment mechanism is of the rotary type.
14. A system according to claim 1, wherein
the module has a height that is smaller than the height of the
passengers.
15. A system according to claim 1, wherein the display unit has a circular
shape.
16. A system according to claim 15, wherein the display unit is configured
to be viewed from a plurality of positions around the periphery of the display

unit.
17. A system according to claim 1, wherein the display unit is mounted on
a support and forms therewith an external physical envelope of the image
viewing system.


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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
(45) Issued 2015-11-03

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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
Final $300.00 2015-07-09

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