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Passive system and method for venting and reducing moisture within a window cavity

A window system for an enclosure subjected to a change in air pressure, the enclosure having a window having an air-filled cavity, the system including a first path configured to allow air within the cavity of the window to vent out of the cavity, a second path configured to allow air to flow into the cavity, and a drying agent disposed within the second path, where moisture in the air entering the window cavity through the second path is reduced by the drying agent.. . ... Bombardier Inc

Apparatus and methods for distributing electric power on an aircraft during a limited power availability condition

Methods and apparatus for distributing electric power from a power source of an aircraft to a plurality of electrical loads of the aircraft during a limited power availability condition are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises: distributing electric power from the power source of the aircraft to the plurality of electrical loads; receiving one or more signals indicative of a demand for electric power by one or more of the plurality of electrical loads; and adjusting the power distribution to the plurality of electrical loads based on the demand for electric power by the one or more plurality of electrical loads. ... Bombardier Inc

Seating arrangement for a front end of a monorail car

A head monorail car having a front end and a rear end comprises a body, a front load wheel proximate the front end, a rear load wheel proximate the rear end and a seat installed in a passenger area. The front load wheel and the rear load wheel are laterally centered in the body and at least partially protrude through the floor in the passenger area. ... Bombardier Inc

Inductively transferring electric energy to a vehicle using consecutive segments which are operated at the same time

The invention relates to an arrangement (11, 21, 41) for transferring electric energy to a vehicle, in particular to a track bound vehicle such as a light rail vehicle (81) or to a road automobile, wherein—the arrangement (11, 21, 41) comprises an electric conductor arrangement (41) for producing an alternating electro-magnetic field and for thereby transferring the energy,—the conductor arrangement (41) comprises a plurality of consecutive segments (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5), wherein the segments (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5) extend in the direction of travel of the vehicle,—each of the consecutive segments (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5) comprises at least one alternating current line (44a, 44b, 44c) for carrying a phase of an alternating current in order to produce the alternating electromagnetic field,—each of the consecutive segments (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5) is combined with an assigned controller (ctr1; 31) adapted to control the operation of the segment (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5) independently of the other segments (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5),—at least two neighbouring segments (41a, 41b) of the consecutive segments (t1, t2, t3, t4, t5) are inductively coupled to each other so that a first segment (41b) of the neighbouring segments (41a, 41b), while the first segment (41b) is operated under control of its assigned controller (ctr1; 31), induces a voltage and thereby produces an induced alternating electric current in a second segment (41a) of the neighbouring segments (41a, 41b), if the second segment (41a) is not operated under control of its assigned controller (ctr1; 31),—the arrangement (11, 21, 41) comprises a controllable coupling (s1) for coupling the second segment (41a) to a load (rl; f1, s1; 105), which controllable coupling (s1) has a first operating state in which the second segment (41a) is coupled to the load (rl; f1 , s1; 105) so that any alternating electric current in the second segment (41a) is damped by the load (rl; f1, s1; 105), and has a second operating state in which the second segment (41a) is not coupled to the load (rl; f1, s1; 105) so that any alternating electric current in the second segment (41a) is not damped by the load (f1, s1; 105),—the arrangement (11, 21, 41) is adapted to switch the controllable coupling (s1) to the first operating state before, while and/or after a time interval starts in which the second segment (41a) is not operated under control of its assigned controller (ctr1; 31) and in which the first segment (41b) is operated under control of its assigned controller (ctr1; 31) so that the induced alternating electric current in the second segment (41a), which is produced by operation of the first segment (41b), is damped by the load (f1, s1; 105).. . ... Bombardier Inc

Rear suspension assembly for an off-road vehicle

A vehicle has a frame, driver and passenger seats, two front and two rear suspension assemblies, two front and two rear wheels, and a motor operatively connected to at least two of the wheels. Each rear suspension assembly has a trailing arm having a front end pivotally connected to the frame, a knuckle pivotally connected to a rear portion of the trailing arm, a link having a laterally outward end pivotally connected to the trailing arm and the knuckle and a laterally inward end pivotally connected to the frame, and a fastener fastening the laterally outward end of the link, the knuckle and the trailing arm together.. ... Bombardier Inc

Rear suspension assembly for an off-road vehicle

A vehicle has a frame, seats, two front and two rear suspension assemblies, two front and two rear wheels, and a motor. Each rear suspension assembly has a trailing arm, a knuckle pivotally connected to the trailing arm, a lower link having laterally outward and inward ends pivotally connected to the trailing arm at a first connection point and to the frame at a second connection point respectively, an upper link having laterally outward and inward ends pivotally connected to the trailing arm at a third connection point and to the frame at a fourth connection point respectively, and a toe link having laterally outward an inward ends pivotally connected to the knuckle at a fifth connection point and to the frame at a sixth connection point respectively. ... Bombardier Inc

Attachment bracket and support assembly

A support assembly (10) having a structural element (12) having first and second non-parallel adjoining surfaces (18), a bracket (14) attached to the structural element (12), and a component support (16). The bracket (14) has a first flange (20) including a first attachment surface (24) adhesively bonded to the first surface (18) of the structural element (12), a second flange (20) including a second attachment surface (24) adhesively bonded to the second surface (18) of the structural element (12), and a connection portion (48) interconnecting the first and second flanges (20), the connection portion (48) extending spaced from the structural element (12) such that a gap (52) is defined therebetween. ... Bombardier Inc

Monorail switch using a gravity-assisted actuating mechanism

A monorail switch for a monorail guideway comprises a moveable guide beam having lateral running surfaces and an actuating mechanism. The actuating mechanism, equipped with a counterweight, is operative to move the moveable guide beam from a tangent position, where the moveable guide beam is aligned with a tangent travelling direction, to a turnout position, where the moveable guide beam is aligned with a diverting direction. ... Bombardier Inc

Removable container for a vehicle

A container assembly for a vehicle having a container receiving base having one of a catch and a catch receiving space and a removable container selectively disposed on the container receiving base, the removable container having a container body defining an item receiving space, and a handle pivotally connected to the container body and being movable between a locked and an unlocked position, the handle having an other one of the catch and the catch receiving space, the other one of the catch and the catch receiving space being movable with the handle, where in the locked position, the catch is received in the catch receiving space, preventing separation of the container from the base and in the unlocked position, the catch is out of the catch receiving space, allowing separation of the container from the base. A removable container and a vehicle incorporating the container assembly are also disclosed.. ... Bombardier Inc

Storage container for a vehicle

A vehicle has a frame, a seat connected to the frame, a member connected to the frame, a storage container receiving surface connected to the frame, a protrusion protruding from the storage container receiving surface, and a storage container selectively disposed on the storage container receiving surface. The storage container has a storage container body having a bottom surface and a clip. ... Bombardier Inc

Cooling system for a turbocharger and nearby components

A vehicle has a frame, at least one ground engaging member, an internal combustion engine, a turbocharger fluidly connected to an air intake port of the engine, and a continuously variable transmission (cvt). The cvt has a cvt housing defining at least one cvt inlet for fluidly communicating an interior of the cvt housing with an atmosphere, a primary pulley housed in the cvt housing and operatively connected to the engine, a secondary pulley housed in the cvt housing and operatively connected to at least one of the at least one ground engaging member, a belt looped around the primary and secondary pulleys, and a cvt outlet conduit having an outlet portion. ... Bombardier Inc

Self-ventilated bi-directional traction drive unit

A self-ventilated bi-directional traction drive unit (10) comprises a bi-directional motor (12), an asymmetric fan (14) for ventilating the motor (12), and a mechanical transmission (14) between a motor shaft (24) of the motor (12) and an asymmetric fan rotor (38) of the fan (14). The mechanical transmission (14) is operative to drive the fan rotor (38) in a preferred fan direction (102) with a first constant gear ratio ri when the motor shaft (24) rotates in a first traction direction and to drive the fan rotor (38) in the preferred fan direction with a second constant gear ratio r2 when the motor shaft (24) rotates in a second traction direction opposite to the first traction direction. ... Bombardier Inc

Vehicle suspension assembly

A vehicle has a frame and left and right suspension assemblies connected to the frame. Each suspension assembly has a suspension support connected to the frame; a lower control arm having an inner end pivotally connected to the suspension support at two longitudinally spaced positions; an upper control arm having an inner end pivotally connected 5 to the suspension support at two longitudinally spaces positions; a knuckle pivotally connected to outer ends of the lower and outer control arms; and a shock absorber having an upper end pivotally connected to the suspension support and a lower end pivotally connected to one of the lower and upper control arms. ... Bombardier Inc

Knuckle for a vehicle suspension assembly

A vehicle has a frame and left and right suspension assemblies connected to the frame. Each suspension assembly has a lower control arm having an inner end pivotally connected to the frame, a first outer end and a second outer end; an upper control arm having an inner end pivotally connected to the frame and an outer end; a knuckle pivotally connected to the outer ends of the lower and upper control arms, the outer ends are pivotally connected to the knuckle separately from one another; and a shock absorber having an upper end pivotally connected to the frame and a lower end pivotally connected to one of the lower and upper control arms. ... Bombardier Inc

07/26/18 / #20180208072

Method of operating an inductive power transfer system and an inductive power transfer system

Disclosed is a system and a method of operating an inductive power transfer system for transferring power to a vehicle. The inductive power transfer system includes a primary winding structure for generating an alternating electromagnetic field and a secondary winding structure for receiving the alternating electromagnetic field and generating an alternating current output voltage, wherein the alternating current output voltage is rectified and supplied to at least one energy storage element. ... Bombardier Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204675

Primary-sided and a secondary-sided arrangement of winding structures, a system for inductive power transfer and a method for inductively supplying power to a vehicle

A primary-sided arrangement of primary winding structures of a system, wherein the primary-sided arrangement includes at least three phase lines and at least one winding structure per phase line, wherein each winding structure includes at least one subwinding structure, wherein the winding structures extend along an axis of the primary-sided arrangement, wherein a pitch between corresponding subwinding structures of a first and second winding structures is chosen from an interval of a length of one subwinding structure, wherein a pitch between corresponding subwinding structures of the first winding structure and the third winding structure is smaller than the pitch between corresponding subwinding structures of the first and second winding structures.. . ... Bombardier Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194475

Aircraft seat

A seat for a vehicle includes a seat pan and a backrest configurable into an upright position, a partially reclined position and a fully reclined position. The seat also includes a first pivot axis towards a front of the seat pan. ... Bombardier Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194472

Aircraft cabin and partition assembly therefor

A partition assembly (16) for an aircraft cabin, including a bulkhead (18) with first (28) and second (30) internal compartments having respective first (32) and second (34) open ends defined in a same side of the bulkhead (18), one of the compartments being located aft of the other, a sliding door (36) slidingly supported within the first compartment (28) and slidable out of the first compartment (28) through the first open end (32), and a curtain (42) slidingly engaged to a curtain rail (40), the curtain receivable in the second compartment (30) and slidable along the curtain rail (40) out of the second compartment (30) through the second open end (34). An aircraft curtain rail is also described where the curtain rail and curtain track each have a non-rectilinear profile when viewed in a first plane and when viewed in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane. ... Bombardier Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190426

Primary sided-arrangement of primary winding structures, a method of manufacturing the primary-sided arrangement, a system for inductive power transfer and a method for inductively supplying power to a vehicle

The invention relates to a primary-sided arrangement (1) of primary winding structures (w1, w2, w3) of a system for inductive power transfer, wherein the primary-sided arrangement (1) comprises at least three phase lines and at least one winding structure (w1, w2, w3) per phase line, wherein each winding structure (w1, w2, w3) comprises at least one subwinding structure (sw1_1, . . ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183312

Linear induction motor with reduced end-effect

A linear induction motor (lim) including a primary core extending longitudinally and having a front portion and a rear portion. Coils are mounted on the primary core. ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181299

Cursor control for aircraft display device

Systems, methods and computer program products for controlling the movement of a cursor on a display device in an aircraft are disclosed. An exemplary method disclosed comprises the use of a digital representation of a grid defining a plurality of cells overlaying at least a portion of a display area of the display device to control the movement of the cursor over the display area. ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180446

System for detecting mechanical disconnect of a sensor from a controlled element

A system for detecting mechanical failure of a connection between a variable differential transformer and a controlled element. The sensor system includes a variable differential transformer with a housing encapsulating a first coil, a bore in the housing, wherein the bore is adjacent to the first coil, a core disposed in the bore, a shaft connectible between the core, at a first end, and the controlled element, at a second end, and a biasing element connected to the shaft. ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178928

Lightning protection for aircraft antenna avionics

Assemblies, apparatus, devices and methods useful in providing lightning protection of avionic components associated with aircraft antennas are disclosed. Aspects of the present disclosure may be used on aircraft comprising structural elements made from composite materials having a relatively low electrical conductivity. ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178902

Aircraft with distributed hydraulic system

An aircraft comprises an aircraft structure, a flight control surface attached to the aircraft structure, and a local hydraulic power pack disposed proximal to the flight control surface. The local hydraulic power pack is configured to provide pressurized hydraulic fluid for actuating the flight control surface. ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178895

Aircraft with a drag neutral vehicle window

An aircraft includes a fuselage defining a mold line, at least one frame disposed in the fuselage, at least one transparent pane suspended within the frame. The transparent pane is a deformable material that defines a first surface position h1 when not subjected to a differential pressure Δp thereacross and a second surface position h2 when subject to the differential pressure Δp thereacross. ... Bombardier Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178869

Flap assembly for a snowmobile

There is provided a snowmobile that has a frame having a longitudinally extending tunnel, a steering assembly operatively connected to the frame, at least one ski operatively connected to the frame and to the steering assembly, an endless drive track operatively connected to the frame, a motor supported by the frame and is operatively connected to the steering assembly and to the endless drive track for propelling the snowmobile, a straddle-type seat disposed above the tunnel and adapted to accommodate a rider, and a flap assembly. The flap assembly has a flap, a mounting body connected to a rear portion of the tunnel, and at least one toolless fastener extending generally longitudinally and selectively connecting the flap to the mounting body. ... Bombardier Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162540

Method and system for aligning propulsion system and vehicle having such propulsion alignment

An aircraft (10) is described as including a reference axis extending along at least a portion of the aircraft, and a propulsion system having a thrust vector feature (43) defining generally a direction of thrust of the turbofan engine (18), the thrust vector feature (43) extending relative to a thrust vector axis, where the turbofan engine (18) is disposed on the aircraft with the thrust vector feature (43) oriented with respect to the reference axis of the aircraft.. . ... Bombardier Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159936

Wireless trainline

In a system for providing computer network connectivity to transit cars that each include first and second mobile radios, and a memory and a processor in each car performing the steps of (a) causing the first and second mobile radios of the car to enter into a far-field mode of operation in communication with a wayside radio; (b) following step (a), the processor of a first car causing its second mobile radio to enter into a couple mode of operation with a first mobile radio of a proximate car; and (c) following step (a), the processor of a second car causing its first mobile radio to enter into a couple mode of operation with a second mobile radio of a proximate car. In the couple mode of operation, first and second mobile radios in proximate cars communicate only with each other.. ... Bombardier Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155054

Indicating systems, devices and methods for high-lift flight control surfaces of aircraft

Systems, devices and methods a for use with one or more high-lift flight control surfaces (24) of aircraft are disclosed. One exemplary method comprises receiving data representative of a commanded configuration (48) for a high-lift flight control surface (24); and on a display device (14) of the aircraft, showing an indicator (30) indicating the commanded configuration and a corresponding commanded position (50) for the high-lift flight control surface (24). ... Bombardier Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149061

Thermoelectric generator for converting heat of a hot gas flow into electric energy

A thermoelectric generator for converting heat of a hot gas flow into electric energy can include at least one thermoelectric module with a plurality of thermoelectric elements. A gas channel on a high-temperature side of the thermoelectric module can conduct the hot gas flow in a flow direction of the gas channel. ... Bombardier Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148182

Airflow management in cabin of aircraft

Cabin air is managed in the aircraft as a function of the minimum requirements for defined air quality needs, temperature control needs, and cabin pressurization needs. Airflow may be varied dynamically as a function of aircraft or cabin altitude, and the minimum requirements for airflow may be determined in real time so as to dynamically set an airflow schedule.. ... Bombardier Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148180

Aircraft air quality monitoring system and method

Air quality sensors are incorporated into an aircraft ventilation system in order to detect the nature and concentration of possible contaminants in the air flow passages. Data from the sensors may also be used to monitor air quality trends, determine corrective measures, and provide maintenance alerts. ... Bombardier Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148158

Acoustic abatement apparatus for an aircraft

An acoustic abatement apparatus for an aircraft includes a layer of material disposed exterior to a fuselage of the aircraft, where the layer of material connects to the fuselage to establish a gap between the layer of material and the fuselage, a flexible container disposed in the gap, and at least one acoustic resonator connected to the flexible container. The at least one acoustic resonator is tuned to a predetermined resonator frequency.. ... Bombardier Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144647

Systems and methods for assisting with aircraft landing

Systems, devices and methods a for assisting a pilot with aircraft landing are disclosed. One exemplary method comprises receiving data representative of a current approach/landing capability of the aircraft and data representative of an approach/landing intent of the pilot; and showing a combined indicator graphically and simultaneously indicating the current approach/landing capability of the aircraft and the approach/landing intent of the pilot on a display device of the aircraft. ... Bombardier Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142425

Device for fastening trackside modules to rails

The invention relates to a device for fastening trackside modules to a rail having a base and a head. The device includes two clamps that are clamped on the base of the rail with the use of a mechanism that extends under the base of the rail. ... Bombardier Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141634

Aircraft floor incorporating a ground plane

A system for shielding of at least one component within an aircraft includes a floor panel disposed at least partially between joists supporting a floor within the aircraft and a ground plane connected to a bottom surface of the floor panel. The ground plane extends at least partially between adjacent joists. ... Bombardier Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141616

Toe hold for a snowmobile

A snowmobile includes a frame, a motor, an endless track and a straddle seat. A left and a right footrest are each connected to the frame extend laterally outwardly therefrom. ... Bombardier Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141580

Snowmobile

Snowmobile having a suspension assembly comprising an upper a-arm, a lower a-arm, and a ski leg. The ski leg is pivotably connected to the upper a-arm via an upper a-arm connector and to the lower a-arm via a lower a-arm connector and is pivotable about a kingpin axis. ... Bombardier Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126867

Monorail vehicle with interior shells arrangement

A monorail vehicle includes a chassis supporting a vehicle body that includes a passenger floor, a first side wall, and a second side wall and first and second propulsion systems. Each propulsion system includes an electric motor and a drive wheel coupled to a rotor of the electric motor. ... Bombardier Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121887

Apparatus and methods for assisting with aircraft maintenance using predetermined maintenance programs

Apparatus and methods for assisting with maintenance and design of one or more structural elements of an aircraft are disclosed. One exemplary method comprises receiving actual utilization data for the aircraft and evaluating the actual utilization data with respect to at least one of a plurality of utilization criteria respectively associated with a plurality of utilization categories for the aircraft where the utilization categories are associated with respective predetermined maintenance programs for the structural element or for the aircraft as a whole. ... Bombardier Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085854

Containment device for a laser head and associated manufacturing method

A laser containment device, adapted to be mounted to a laser head, has an outer shell and an inner wall defining a peripheral chamber there in-between. An inner seal and an outer seal, respectively mounted to the outer shell and to the inner wall, are adapted to contact a workpiece. ... Bombardier Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082266

Combined aircraft maintenance routing and maintenance task scheduling

A method and system for coordinating aircraft maintenance routing and scheduling for a fleet of aircraft over a given time period is described. The method comprises receiving an initial list of due maintenance tasks based on aircraft information of the fleet and a proposed fleet utilization distribution; generating a set of aircraft routes for the fleet, the routes comprising maintenance opportunities for the due maintenance tasks, the due maintenance tasks being considered as aggregated maintenance constraints for generation of the aircraft routes; scheduling the due maintenance tasks into the maintenance opportunities while respecting target due dates; and in case of infeasibility for maintenance task scheduling within the maintenance opportunities of the aircraft routes, regenerating the set of aircraft routes for the fleet using the aggregated maintenance constraints and additional constraints, and rescheduling the due maintenance tasks using the regenerated set of aircraft routes.. ... Bombardier Inc

03/22/18 / #20180077995

Helmet

A helmet has a helmet shell. The helmet shell defines an inner space and a passage. ... Bombardier Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076612

External dc overcurrent electronic trip unit for circuit breaker

Disclosed is a dc circuit breaker including at least one contact configured to be coupled between a source of dc power and a dc load and a method of controlling the closed and open state of the contact. The dc circuit breaker includes a thermomagnetic trip circuit and an electronic trip circuit. ... Bombardier Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072433

Simulation of loads on aerostructures during aircraft assembly

Methods and systems useful during assembly of aircraft are disclosed. One such method comprises loading a fuselage of the aircraft that is unassembled with a wing of the aircraft to obtain a configuration of the fuselage corresponding to when the fuselage is assembled with the wing. ... Bombardier Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072185

Monorail vehicle with shaped interior shell

A monorail vehicle includes a chassis supporting a vehicle body, that includes a passenger floor and at least one side wall, and an electrical motor supported by the chassis. A drive wheel is coupled to a rotor of the electric motor with a rotation axis of the drive wheel substantially coaxial with an axis of the rotor. ... Bombardier Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062493

Liquid cooled linear induction motor

A primary for a linear induction motor having a core, electrical winding coils and a cooling system. The core extends longitudinally and has slots extending laterally in a first face thereof. ... Bombardier Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050824

Assembly of components with datum features

There are described herein methods and systems for manufacturing and/or assembling components having datum features thereon used to derive datum reference frames. The datum reference frames provided on the components may serve as both manufacturing and assembly datum reference frames.. ... Bombardier Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050809

Synchronization of aircraft engines

Methods and related apparatus for improving synchronization of two or more engines on an aircraft are disclosed. Such method may be used where each engine comprises a first spool and a second spool, and, where a rotational speed of a first spool of a first engine has been substantially synchronized with a rotational speed of a first spool of a second engine. ... Bombardier Inc

02/15/18 / #20180045686

Sealing assembly and plug for non-destructive inspection

A plug for inserting into an end of a tubular component to be inspected, including an air discharge unit receivable within the tubular component and having an end surface with a plurality of air outlets defined therein, a flow-directing body receivable within the component extending from the end surface of the air discharge unit with the plurality of outlets located radially outwardly of the flow-directing body, and a sealing member connected to the air discharge unit and having an extended configuration where the sealing member extends outwardly of the perimeter of the air discharge unit. A sealing assembly for a plate component to be inspected and a method of inspecting an outer surface of a component are also discussed. ... Bombardier Inc

02/08/18 / #20180038401

Clamp for clamping a windshield to a frame of a vehicle

A clamp for clamping an object having an aperture therethrough to a member is disclosed. The clamp passes through the aperture when clamping the object to the member. ... Bombardier Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029691

Apparatus for obstructing air flow through an aperture for a duct in an aircraft wing

Apparatus for obstructing air flow through an aperture in an aircraft wing where a movable anti-icing duct extends through the aperture are disclosed. An exemplary apparatus comprises a base member (40) configured to be secured to the duct and a first seal member (42) configured to obstruct air flow through the aperture. ... Bombardier Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029669

Drive track and drive sprocket for a vehicle

A snowmobile includes a frame; a suspension assembly; an engine; a drive axle and a drive sprocket and drive track assembly of a tracked vehicle. The drive sprocket includes a wheel mounted on the drive axle, the wheel having a wheel radius; and a plurality of teeth being distributed on a periphery of the wheel, the drive track connected by the suspension assembly, the drive sprocket driving the drive track about the suspension assembly to propel the tracked vehicle. ... Bombardier Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029558

Vehicle with adjustable seats and seat belt assemblies

A vehicle includes a frame; a plurality of ground engaging members; a motor; and at least one seat connected to the frame and being translatable between at least a forward position and a rearward position. The seat includes a seat body defining a belt aperture and a buckle aperture; and a seat belt assembly connected to the frame and including a seat belt extending through the belt aperture and having an end connected to the frame, a male buckle connector slidably connected to the seat belt, and a female buckle receptacle for receiving the male buckle connector, the female buckle receptacle extending through the buckle aperture and having an end connected to the frame, the seat belt assembly being operable with the seat when the seat is in at least both of the forward position and the rearward position.. ... Bombardier Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029313

Device and method for positioning a ply of material of a composite component along an arcuate surface

A method and device of positioning a ply of material for a composite component along an arcuate surface are presented. The ply comprises two end portions and a plurality of fiber tows extending longitudinally between the two end portions. ... Bombardier Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025839

Power transfer unit of a system for inductive power transfer, a method of manufacturing a primary power transfer unit and of operating a primary power transfer unit

A power transfer unit of a system for inductive power transfer, wherein the power transfer unit includes a winding structure, and at least one flux guiding means for guiding a magnetic flux of the electromagnetic field, wherein the at least one flux guiding means provides at least one low reluctance section with a first reluctance and at least one high reluctance section with a second reluctance, and the second reluctance is higher than the first reluctance. Also, a method of manufacturing a power transfer unit and a method of operating a power transfer unit.. ... Bombardier Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025827

Arrangement for providing vehicles with energy comprising magnetizable material

The invention relates to an apparatus for providing vehicles with energy by magnetic induction. The apparatus has a primary side electric conductor and a field shaping layer. ... Bombardier Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022363

Bogie with a motor mount for a linear induction motor

A bogie assembly for a rail vehicle comprises a bogie frame, two wheel axles supporting the bogie frame, a primary of a linear induction motor and two motor mounts. The two motor mounts are located proximate a different extremity of the primary and support the linear induction motor underneath the bogie frame. ... Bombardier Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370469

Conductive sealant member

A sealed component assembly within an aircraft, comprising first 10 and second 12 components each facing surfaces, and a sealing member 20 extending between the facing surfaces. The sealing member includes a conductive portion 22 sandwiched between first 24 and second 26 sealing portions. ... Bombardier Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369148

Method of making pad-ups for composite structures and composite structures including pad-ups

A composite component (16) for a vehicle (10) includes a laminate (18) made from a composite material, a first pad-up area (22) applied to the laminate (18), where the first pad-up area (22) includes a plurality of first tows laid next to one another in a side-by-side arrangement and where the first pad-up area (22) defines a first fiber orientation, and a second pad-up area (24), where the second pad-up area (24) includes a plurality of second tows laid next to one another in a side-by-side arrangement and where the second pad-up area (24) defines a second fiber orientation that differs by a predetermined angle from the first fiber orientation. The first pad-up area (22) and the second pad-up area (22) intersect at an intersecting area and together form a first pad-up ply on the laminate (18).. ... Bombardier Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369147

Sound absorbers for airframe components

Sound absorbers and airframe components comprising such sound absorbers are disclosed. In one embodiment, an airframe component comprises an aerodynamic surface (48) and a sound absorber (38). ... Bombardier Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368970

Headrest with adjustable side elements

A headrest for a seat of a vehicle includes a body securable to the seat, a side portion adjacent the body, a receiver pivotally attached to the body, a slide attached to the side portion so as to be movable along the receiver between a first position in which the side portion is in a retracted position and a second position in which the side portion is in an extended position, and a friction member on one of the receiver and the slide. A securing mechanism causes the friction member to hold the slide in a selected position relative to the receiver.. ... Bombardier Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365049

Online inspection for composite structures

There is described an online inspection method and system having an illumination system that provides bright-field and dark-field illumination concurrently or sequentially, at varying intensities, in order to acquire images that may be read by an image processing device. The image processing device may obtain measurements of features in the images and evaluate acceptability of the features.. ... Bombardier Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361934

Exit row table for an aircraft

A table (30) for an aircraft includes a table surface (56) deployable between a retracted position and a deployed position, an arm (50) having a first end and a second end, the arm (50) supporting the table (66) surface at the first end, a support connected to the arm (50) at the second end, the support connecting the arm to a structure interior to the aircraft, a sensor (136) within the aircraft to detect if a seat adjacent to the table surface is occupied, and a mechanism (120) for retracting the table surface to the retracted position if the sensor (36) detects at least one of that the seat is not occupied and that the aircraft flight mode meets predetermined criteria.. . ... Bombardier Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352456

Device and method for adjusting an inductance of an electric conductor

The invention relates to a device and a method for adjusting an inductance of at least one electric conductor. The device includes an adjustment arrangement with a first magnetically conductive element and at least a second magnetically conductive element. ... Bombardier Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341711

Frame and front suspension assembly for a snowmobile

A snowmobile has a frame having a motor module, a tunnel connected to the motor module, a suspension module connected to the motor module, a motor, a handlebar, a ski operatively connected to the handlebar and a front suspension assembly operatively connecting the ski to the suspension module and to the motor module. The front suspension assembly has a suspension arm having a proximal end positioned longitudinally between the motor module and the suspension module. ... Bombardier Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341710

Frame for a snowmobile

A snowmobile has a frame having a motor module. The motor module has a front portion defining a cross member and further defining an aperture below the cross member. ... Bombardier Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327185

Systems and methods for attachment of vehicle accessories

An anchor fixture, for attaching accessories to a vehicle surface has a fixture body with a base for attaching to the vehicle surface. The fixture body has an anchor aperture for receiving an anchor of a first accessory, a fastener aperture for receiving a tongue fastener of a second accessory, and an anchor chamber disposed at least partly outwardly of the anchor aperture and communicating with the anchor aperture and the fastener aperture. ... Bombardier Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322118

Method for determining a structural state of a mechanically loaded unit

A structural state of at least one component of a mechanically loaded target unit, in particular a target unit of a rail vehicle, can be determined by introducing, in an actual excitation step of an evaluation cycle, a defined actual mechanical input signal into the target unit, capturing, in an actual capturing step of the evaluation cycle, an actual mechanical response signal of the target unit to the mechanical input signal, and comparing, in an actual evaluation step of the evaluation cycle, the actual mechanical response signal to a previously recorded baseline signal to establish an actual differential feature and using the actual differential feature to determine the structural state. The baseline signal is representative of a previous mechanical response signal of the target unit to a previous mechanical input signal.. ... Bombardier Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310748

Apparatus and methods for providing network security on a mobile platform

The disclosure describes components, apparatus and methods for providing network security between computing devices and/or networks on mobile platforms such as aircraft. One such apparatus may comprise: a first memory configured for data communication with a first computing device of the mobile platform; a second memory configured for data communication with a second computing device of the mobile platform; and a controller. ... Bombardier Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305525

Morphing skin for an aircraft

A skin for an aircraft is configured to be disposed on a first rigid member (182). The first rigid member has at least a portion of a structural frame for the aircraft. ... Bombardier Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305487

Snowmobile fuel tank and frame

A snowmobile having a frame, a seat, at least one ski, a front suspension assembly connected to the frame and the at least one ski, a rear suspension assembly connected to the frame and to an endless track and an engine operatively connected to the frame and the endless track. The frame includes a longitudinal tunnel, an engine cradle connected thereto and extending forwardly therefrom. ... Bombardier Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305445

Method for state determination in a rail vehicle

The present invention relates to a method for determining a value of at least one state parameter of a rail vehicle and/or of a track for a railway vehicle, wherein in at least one capturing step, at least one actual first capturing signal correlated with the actual value of the state parameter is captured, via a first signal sensor on a structure in the interior of the rail vehicle, wherein, for capturing the actual first capturing signal, a first signal sensor of a mobile end device is used. For determining the value of the at least one state parameter a frequency range of the first capturing signal actual above 1 hz to 2 hz, preferably 4 hz to 15 khz, more preferably from 10 hz to 1 khz, is evaluated.. ... Bombardier Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282865

Wiper assembly for a windshield of a vehicle

A vehicle has a frame, at least one seat, an engine, a plurality of ground engaging members, a windshield, and a wiper assembly connected to the upper portion of the windshield. The wiper assembly has a wiper motor, a reservoir, a wiper arm pivotally connected to the upper portion of the windshield, a wiper blade connected to the wiper arm, and a sprayer connected to the wiper arm and fluidly connected to the reservoir. ... Bombardier Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275003

Aircraft seat

A seat attachable to a floor of a vehicle includes a seat frame movable between a first position and a second position and a mounting assembly attached to the seat frame and configured to be secured to the floor. The mounting assembly and seat frame are configured so that when the seat frame is in the second position first and second sliding assemblies of the mounting assembly are both located in forwardly extended positions and no part of the mounting assembly contacts the floor forward of a front connection of the mounting assembly.. ... Bombardier Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274975

Bulkhead assembly with pocket door for aircraft interior

The present disclosure describes a bulkhead assembly for an aircraft interior comprising a pocket door mechanism (48) for supporting and guiding the movement of a pocket door; and a structural member (50) to which the pocket door mechanism is attached. The structural member is attached to a structure of the aircraft and provides support for the pocket door relative to the aircraft structure independently of any decorative member (32, 34) covering the structural member.. ... Bombardier Inc

09/21/17 / #20170273142

Apparatus and method for controlled heating of a vehicle window

A method, system and controller for controlling power supplied to a heating device of a window on a vehicle, comprising receiving information indicative of at least one parameter associated with operation of the vehicle, generating a power signal at least in part on a basis of the information indicative of the at least one parameter and stored control logic, the power signal being indicative of a power modulation level for power to be supplied to the heating device and transmitting the power signal to a power regulator for causing power to be supplied to the heating device in accordance with the power modulation level.. . ... Bombardier Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267357

Retractable air gasper apparatus

An air gasper (air) for a vehicle includes an air inlet (26), a first housing (24) disposable through a panel in the vehicle (12), the first housing (24) being connected to the air inlet (26), a second housing (70) disposed within the first housing (24), an air outlet (72) disposed within the second housing (70), downstream of the air inlet (26), and a first mechanism (102, 70) connected between the first housing (24) and the second housing (70). The first mechanism (102, 70) permits the second housing (70) to be stowed within the first housing (24) in a stowed position and also permits the second housing (70) to extend outwardly from the first housing (24) in a deployed position.. ... Bombardier Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259867

Removable backrest for a vehicle

A backrest for selectively connecting to a frame of a vehicle having a straddle seat has a back support, and first and second arms connected to the back support and extending forward thereof. Each of the arms has a first portion at least partially defining a first slot, a second portion slidably connected to the first portion, and a biasing member disposed between the first and second portions. ... Bombardier Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253129

Receiving device for receiving a magnetic field and for producing electric energy by magnetic induction, for use by a vehicle

A receiving device for receiving a magnetic field and for producing electric energy by magnetic induction, wherein the receiving device includes at least one coil of at least one electric line and wherein the magnetic field induces an electric voltage in the at least one coil during operation. The receiving device and the at least one coil are adapted to receive the magnetic field from a receiving side of the receiving device. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248943

Method and system for determining sampling plan for inspection of composite components

There is described a method and system for determining a sampling plan using a statistical analysis of different regions of at least one component and determining a level of performance for each of the regions. Subsequent components are then inspected using the sampling plan. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248940

Inspection tool for manufactured components

There is described herein an inspection tool for use during the inspection of components as manufactured. The inspection tool allows the comparison of measurement data with nominal data and provides complementary information with regards to at least one feature of the component.. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248406

Laser vision inspection system and method

There is described herein a method and system for inspecting various fabrication features of composite components, such as tow/ply location, angle deviation, and gap size, using a laser-vision assembly. In some embodiments, a tolerance for that fabrication feature is provided as an inspection feature and a laser projecting device projects the inspection feature onto the material. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248087

Method for controlling a forced induction engine

A method for controlling a forced induction engine includes: determining a first air pressure upstream of an air compressor, the air compressor supplying compressed air to the engine; determining a second air pressure downstream of the air compressor; determining a limit air flow rate to the engine corresponding to the surge limit of the air compressor based at least in part on the first and second air pressures; and controlling a throttle valve actuator to position the throttle valve at a position providing an air flow rate that is greater than or equal to the limit air flow rate. A vehicle power pack having a control unit implementing the method and a vehicle having the vehicle power pack are also disclosed.. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247084

Snowmobile fuel tank

A snowmobile frame includes a tunnel, an engine cradle, a front suspension, a forward support and a fuel tank having a lower and an upper wall connected together 5 to enclose a volume. The volume fluidly communicates with the engine and has a portion extending upwardly and forwardly from the tunnel to the forward support. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247074

Storage container assembly for a vehicle

A storage container assembly for connecting to a frame of a vehicle has a mounting bracket defining at least one aperture adapted to receive at least one first anchor of the vehicle therein, a storage container mounted to the mounting bracket and having a cover, the cover having an open position providing access to an interior of the storage container and a closed position preventing access to the interior of the storage container, a sliding member translatable between a retracted position and an extended position, the sliding member being adapted to engage a second anchor of the vehicle, and an actuator for translating the sliding member from the retracted position to the extended position. The actuator is disposed at least in part in the interior of the storage container and is accessible when the cover is in the open position. ... Bombardier Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247073

Passenger seat for a vehicle

A vehicle includes a frame, a passenger presence sensor mounted thereto, and a seat assembly removably connected to. The seat assembly includes a driver seat disposed on the frame and a passenger seat disposed on the frame rearward of the 5 driver seat, at least the passenger seat being selectively disposed on the frame. ... Bombardier Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242942

A method and system for quantifying the impact of features on composite components

There is described herein a process for assigning location-specific correction factors to composite components using data obtained from the simulation of an automated manufacturing process, and correlating the location-specific correction factors to safety margins across the surface of the composite component, in order to quantify the impact of features introduced by the manufacturing process.. . ... Bombardier Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241326

Heat exchanger for a snowmobile engine air intake

A snowmobile has a frame including a tunnel, at least one ski, an engine having an engine air inlet and a drive track operatively connected thereto and disposed at least partly below the tunnel around a rear suspension. A heat exchanger connected to the tunnel has a heat exchanger air inlet and a heat exchanger air outlet fluidly communicating with the heat exchanger air inlet and the engine air inlet. ... Bombardier Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233100

Lighting array for an aircraft

A lighting arrangement for an aircraft includes a navigational lighting group disposed along at least a leading edge of a wing of the aircraft and a light bar for non-navigational purposes extending along at least a portion of the leading edge of the wing, adjacent to the navigational lighting group, the light bar being disposed outboard of the navigational lighting group, the light bar being configured to emit non-navigational light along a length thereof.. . ... Bombardier Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233091

Actuated outlet door for aircraft high-temperature exhaust

An outlet door is provided for covering an outlet defining an outlet area in a skin (24) of an aircraft component to exhaust a flow of heated air to an outside of the aircraft. The outlet door includes a body defining a door area and extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge and a linkage (38) connecting the body to the aircraft, permitting the body to transition between at least one of an open position and a closed position. ... Bombardier Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217315

Method of and control system for operating a circuit arrangement

Disclosed is a method of and control system for operating a circuit arrangement, in particular a circuit arrangement of an electric vehicle for inductive power transfer to the vehicle. The circuit arrangement includes at least one phase line with at least one field receiving arrangement and at least one compensating arrangement with a variable reactance, wherein at least one current-dependent cost function is evaluated, wherein the reactance is varied such that the cost function is optimized.. ... Bombardier Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215510

Connector assembly for a helmet

A helmet has a helmet shell, a visor connected to the helmet shell, an electrical device attached to at least one of the helmet shell and the visor, and an electrical connector assembly. The electrical connector assembly has a flexible member having a first end magnetically connected to the helmet shell, which is electrically connected to the electrical device. ... Bombardier Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215509

Helmet

A helmet has a helmet shell and a visor pivotally connected to the helmet shell. The helmet further has an electrical device attached to the visor. ... Bombardier Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205800

Reshaping of deformed components for assembly

There is described a method and system for reshaping a component for assembly that may have been deformed pre-assembly and post-fabrication. As-fabricated measurements are used to determine a baseline for the component and as-mounted measurements are used to determine a deformation parameter as a function of the baseline. ... Bombardier Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203657

Operation of an inductive power transfer system

The invention relates to method of detecting an arrangement having a primary unit of an inductive power transfer system and/or a secondary unit of the inductive power transfer system. The method including: using a detector device to detect the arrangement, the detector device having at least one electrical conductor, determining at least one electrical property of the detector device and generating determination results consisting of a determination result for each of different regions of the arrangement, and comparing the determination results with existing information about the arrangement to be detected. ... Bombardier Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197510

Housing for at least one object detection device, primary unit and payment slab assembly

Provided herein is a housing for at least one object detection device of a system for inductive power transfer to a vehicle. The housing includes at least a top element and at least one bottom element. ... Bombardier Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190426

Aircraft seat

A vehicle seat includes a seat pan and a backrest. The seat pan and the backrest are positionable with respect to one another such that the seat is configurable into at least one of a taxi, takeoff and landing position, a napping position, and a sleeping position. ... Bombardier Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184030

System and method for operating a precooler in an aircraft

A method for controlling a pressure control mechanism in a turbofan engine having a precooler permitting heat exchange between ambient air and bleed air includes detecting at least one of an engine failure or a bleed system failure, detecting at least one of an ice condition or an activation of an anti-ice system, and actuating the pressure control mechanism, thereby altering the heat exchange between the ambient air and the bleed air.. . ... Bombardier Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183079

Connection assembly for aircraft door

A system for opening a door of an aircraft includes a connection assembly adapted to connect the door to a fuselage section of the aircraft. The connection assembly includes a main hinge pivotally connected to the fuselage section and a link assembly connecting the door to the main hinge and pivotally connected to the fuselage section, the link assembly including one member slidingly and pivotally connected to the door. ... Bombardier Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177424

Specific risk toolkit

A system includes a processor and a memory system in communication with the processor. The memory system stores instructions that when executed by the processor result in the system being operable to access an event list that defines a plurality of events and a scenario list that defines a plurality of scenarios as routes through a tree structure that includes one or more of the events for each of the scenarios. ... Bombardier Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174145

Stackable container assembly

A stackable container assembly is disclosed, the assembly having a base container having a container body having a top surface and a bottom surface, an attachment base adapted for connecting the base container to a vehicle, and a fixture assembly attached to the top surface; and an accessory container having an accessory body having an accessory bottom surface, and an accessory base on the accessory bottom surface selectively connecting the accessory container to the fixture assembly of the base container such that the accessory container is stacked on top of the base container. A container and a vehicle provided with the stackable container assembly are also disclosed.. ... Bombardier Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174084

Fluid spraying system and method for a mass transit vehicle

In an apparatus and method of automatically providing or withholding fluid from a power rail for a mass transit vehicle, during movement of a mass transit vehicle on a pathway in an uncovered (or exposed) area of the pathway, fluid, for example, anti-icing fluid, is caused to be provided to (or dispensed on) the power rail supplying power to the mass transit vehicle. During movement of the mass transit vehicle in a covered area of the pathway, the fluid is withheld from (or not dispensed on) the power rail. ... Bombardier Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174027

Off-road wheeled side-by-side vehicle

A vehicle has a front and rear left wheel, and a front and rear right wheel. A left suspension operatively connects one of the left wheels to the left suspension support. ... Bombardier Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159598

Internal combustion engine having two fuel injectors per cylinder and control method therefor

A two-stroke internal combustion engine has a crankcase, a cylinder block defining at least one cylinder, a cylinder, a crankshaft, at least one piston, at least one scavenge port, at least one throttle body for supplying air to an interior of the crankcase, at least one direct fuel injector fluidly communicating with at least one combustion chamber for injecting fuel directly in the at least one combustion chamber; and at least one port fuel injector fluidly communicating with the interior of the crankcase for injecting fuel upstream of the at least one combustion chamber. Methods for controlling an engine having at least one direct fuel injector and at least one port fuel injector are also described.. ... Bombardier Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158046

Snowmobile heat exchanger assembly

A heat exchanger assembly has a front portion, a middle portion rearward of the front portion, a rear portion rearward of the middle portion, a top part and a bottom part disposed below the top part. At least one of the front and rear portions is curved from the middle portion. ... Bombardier Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152012

Method for decelerating a watercraft

A method for decelerating a watercraft is disclosed. The watercraft has a reverse gate and a reverse gate actuator operatively connected to the reverse gate for moving the reverse gate between at least a stowed position and a deceleration position. ... Bombardier Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134087

Methods and apparatus for assisting in the maintenance of aircraft and other mobile platforms

The present disclosure relates to health monitoring and maintenance of mobile platforms such as aircraft. In particular, onboard apparatus and methods and also ground-based apparatus and methods that cooperate in assisting with the maintenance of mobile platforms by facilitating diagnosis of events detected onboard mobile platforms while such mobile platforms are in operation (e.g., transit, flight) are disclosed. ... Bombardier Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132851

Methods and apparatus for assisting in the maintenance of aircraft and other mobile platforms using occurrence probabilities of potential causes of a detected event

The present disclosure relates to health monitoring and maintenance of mobile platforms such as aircraft. In particular, onboard apparatus and methods and also ground-based apparatus and methods that cooperate in assisting with the maintenance of mobile platforms by facilitating diagnosis of events detected onboard mobile platforms while such mobile platforms are in operation (e.g., transit, flight) are disclosed. ... Bombardier Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129607

Interactive sidewall display system and method

There is described a system and method for setting virtual boundaries (402a-d) on an interactive sidewall display device (202) in a vehicle (102), the virtual boundaries (402a-d) defining individual passenger-specific regions for user interaction.. . ... Bombardier Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129345

Inductive power transfer with inductive power transfer pad

The invention relates to an inductive power transfer pad for inductive power transfer to a vehicle, including a stationary part and a movable part, wherein the movable part includes a primary winding structure for generating a magnetic or electromagnetic field while an electric current flows through windings of the primary winding structure, wherein the inductive power transfer pad includes at least one actuator for actuating motion of the movable part, wherein the movable part is movable at least into a first direction by the at least one actuator so as to move between a retracted state and an extended state.. . ... Bombardier Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120542

A thermally expansive molding tool and a method of molding with such tool

A device (10, 40, 50, 60) and a related method for selectively applying pressure to a fiber impregnated resin, where the device includes a thermally expansive material having a body (12) which extends in an axial direction from an upper terminal surface (14) to an opposite lower terminal surface (16), a first retaining member (18) affixed to one of the upper terminal surface and the lower terminal surface, wherein the first retaining member is configured to limit expansion of the thermally expansive material in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axial direction when the thermally expansive material is subjected to an increase in temperature.. . ... Bombardier Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081019

Fly-by-wire flight control system and method

A multi-axis serially redundant, single channel, multi-path fly-by-wire control system comprising: serially redundant flight control computers in a single channel where only one “primary” flight control computer is active and controlling at any given time; a matrix of parallel flight control surface controllers including stabilizer motor control units (smcu) and actuator electronics control modules (aecm) define multiple control paths within the single channel, each implemented with dissimilar hardware and which each control the movement of a distributed set of flight control surfaces on the aircraft in response to flight control surface commands of the primary flight control computer; and a set of (pilot and co-pilot) controls and aircraft surface/reference/navigation sensors and systems which provide input to a primary flight control computer and are used to generate the flight control surface commands to control the aircraft in flight in accordance with the control law algorithms implemented in the flight control computers.. . ... Bombardier Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080880

Bracket for and method of forming a wire harness assembly

A bracket for forming a wire harness assembly prior to installation to a structure of a vehicle includes a conductive body adapted to attach the bracket to the vehicle, an interface portion adapted to attach at least one wire of a wire harness to the body, and at least one ground connector attached to the body. The interface portion is conductively insulated from the body. ... Bombardier Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080815

Inductive power transfer pad, system for inductive power transfer and method of operating inductive power transfer pad

Provided herein is an inductive power transfer pad for inductive power transfer to a vehicle. The inductive power transfer pad includes a stationary part and a movable part. ... Bombardier Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073075

Method, system, and executable program product for controlling lighting

A lighting control system includes a sensor to generate a signal representative of at least one of a position of a seat, a presence of passenger in the seat, the position of at least one hand of the passenger, a configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger, and a direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger. A first light source, which generates a first light column, is located forward of the seat. ... Bombardier Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073074

Method, system, and executable program product for controlling passenger services

A system for controlling passenger services includes a sensor that generates a signal representative of the at least one of the position of the seat, the presence of passenger in the seat, the position of the at least one hand of the passenger, the configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger and the direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger. A first light source, an air supply, and a window shade are disposed at a predetermined locations with respect to the seat. ... Bombardier Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073073

Method, system, and executable program product for controlling passenger services

A passenger service system includes a seat, a first sensor associated with the seat that senses a position of the seat and generates a first signal, a second sensor associated with the seat that senses the presence of a passenger in the seat and generates a second signal, a first light source disposed at a predetermined location with respect to the seat, where the first light source generates light, a third sensor associated with the first light source that senses at least a position of at least one hand of the passenger and generate a third signal, and a controller that receives the first signal, a first light signal that controls at least one parameter associated with the light including at least one of an intensity, a color, a projected pattern, projected pattern location, or a width.. . ... Bombardier Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072507

Hybrid laser welding system and method using two robots

A welding system comprises a two manipulators and a controller. A first manipulator has a joint detection device and a first welding device, usually of the laser type while the second manipulator has a second welding device, usually of the arc weld type. ... Bombardier Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067379

Muffler for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine

A muffler for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine having a muffler body, a first chamber defined in the muffler body, a second chamber disposed at least in part in the first chamber, and a third chamber disposed at least in part in the first chamber. The second chamber has an inlet, an outlet, and at least one side wall. ... Bombardier Inc

03/09/17 / #20170066182

Composite rivet blank and installation thereof

Composite fasteners, associated blanks and also methods and apparatus for the installation of such fasteners are disclosed. An exemplary composite rivet (10) disclosed comprises an elongated body including braided reinforcement fibers (14) embedded inside the body and supported in a matrix material (16). ... Bombardier Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057639

Aircraft angled conference table configuration

An aircraft table configuration includes a first table section and a second table section. The first and second table sections are hingedly connected along a first hinge line so that the second table section is configurable between a deployed, opened position and a folded, closed position. ... Bombardier Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057585

Leaning vehicle

A leaning vehicle has a frame; a shock tower pivotally connected to the frame; front left and right ground engaging members; front left and right suspension assemblies; portions of the front left suspension assembly, the front left ground engaging member and other components of the vehicle suspended by the front left suspension assembly have a first unsprung mass; portions of the front right suspension assembly, the front right ground engaging member and other components of the vehicle suspended by the front right suspension assembly have a second unsprung mass; a moment of inertia of the shock tower being at least twenty-five percent of a combined moment of inertia of the first and second unsprung masses; a steering assembly; a rear suspension assembly; at least one rear ground engaging; and a motor.. . ... Bombardier Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050733

Aircraft galley configuration

An aircraft galley configuration (10) extending along a longitudinal axis of a fuselage of an aircraft and on one side of the aircraft includes a forward end (12) of the galley (10) closest to the front of the aircraft and a rear end (14) of the galley (10) on an opposite longitudinal end of the galley (10) and closest to a passenger section of the aircraft, and a plurality of galley modules (20, 22, 24, 26) disposed in the galley (10) between the forward (12) and rear ends (14) of the galley. The galley modules comprise a storage module (20), a heating module (22), a preparation module (24), and a service module (26). ... Bombardier Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043855

Buffer zone for interior aircraft features

Several embodiments of buffer zones are provided that are contemplated to be disposed with respect to two or more adjacent elements on an aircraft. The buffer zones adjust for dynamic spacing between the elements to help control different gapping requirements between the elements installed in the aircraft. ... Bombardier Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043707

Vehicle for conveying persons and orientation aid

A vehicle for conveying passengers includes an interior space for accommodating the passengers, a door area for entering and leaving the interior space, and a sensor arranged at the door area. The sensor is configured to emit an electromagnetic signal in which an individual identification of the door area is encoded.. ... Bombardier Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040848

Object detection system and method for detecting foreign objects in an inductive power transfer system

The invention relates to an object detection system for an inductive power transfer system, in particular for transferring power to a vehicle on a surface of a route, wherein the inductive power transfer system includes a primary winding structure and a secondary winding structure, wherein a charging volume is assigned to the inductive power transfer system during inductive power transfer, wherein the object detection system includes at least one sensing device, wherein the sensing device has a detection volume, wherein the at least one sensing device is arranged such that the detection volume is fully arranged outside the charging volume or includes only an edge portion of the charging volume. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for detecting a foreign object, an inductive power transfer system and a vehicle.. ... Bombardier Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039101

Monitor performance analysis

A system includes a processor and a memory system in communication with the processor. The memory system stores instructions that when executed by the processor result in the system being operable to identify a system hazard boundary of a monitored system and a system nuisance boundary of the monitored system. ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170033616

Device and method for the detection of an interfering body in a system for the inductive transfer of energy and a system for the inductive transfer of energy

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for detecting at least one interfering body in a system for inductive energy transmission, wherein the system includes at least one primary coil unit, wherein the apparatus includes at least one interfering body detector means, wherein the at least one interfering body detector means includes at least one field coil means and at least one detector coil means which is assigned to the at least one field coil means, wherein the apparatus includes at least one evaluation means, wherein the interfering body is detectable depending on the state of coupling and/or the change in the state of coupling, wherein the apparatus includes at least one compensation means.. . ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030454

Continuously variable transmission drive pulley

A drive pulley for a cvt has a fixed sheave, a fixed sheave shaft fixedly connected to the fixed sheave, a movable sheave, a movable sheave shaft fixedly connected to the movable sheave, a spider and at least one centrifugal actuator. The fixed sheave shaft is disposed at least in part inside the movable sheave shaft. ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030039

System for inductive power transfer, pavement slab assembly and method of operating a system for inductive power transfer

The invention relates to a system for inductive power transfer to vehicles driving or standing on a surface of a route, in particular to road automobiles, wherein the system includes a primary winding structure for generating an alternating electromagnetic field, wherein a field volume (fv) is assigned to the primary winding structure, wherein the system includes at least a part of a first heating system, wherein elements of the first heating system which are arranged within the field volume (fv) are non-metallic elements. Further, the invention relates to a pavement slab assembly and a method of operating a system for inductive power transfer.. ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029042

Floor recesses for a cargo box

A vehicle having a cargo box is disclosed. The vehicle comprises a frame, at least one seat connected to the frame, a motor connected to the frame, a plurality of ground engaging members, and a cargo box connected to the frame. ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029036

Off-road wheeled side-by-side vehicle

A vehicle includes a frame, at least two front wheels and at least two rear wheels operatively connected thereto, and a motor operatively connected to the wheels. A cockpit area includes a cockpit floor extending between a left end and a right end. ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029035

Off-road wheeled side-by-side vehicle

A vehicle includes a frame, a left and right front wheel, and a left and right rear wheel. A left front suspension operatively and a right front suspension operatively respectively operatively connect the left and right front wheels to the frame. ... Bombardier Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028881

Off-road wheeled side-by-side vehicle

A vehicle includes a frame, front and rear wheels, a motor, and a driver seat. A passenger seat disposed side-by-side with the driver seat has a seat base that is pivotable about a horizontal pivot axis between a seating position where it extends horizontally and a storage position. ... Bombardier Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023121

Continuously variable transmission drive pulley

A drive pulley for a cvt has a fixed sheave, a movable sheave, a spider, a biasing member biasing the movable sheave axially away from the fixed sheave, at least one centrifugal actuator and first and second rollers rotationally connected to one of the movable sheave and the spider. The first roller rolls along the other one of the movable sheave and the spider as the movable sheave moves axially. ... Bombardier Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001731

Tank wall connector system

A tank wall connector system for use with a composite tank, the connector comprises a connector having a body extending from an interior of the tank to an exterior of the tank when installed through a hole in the composite tank. The connector has a first electrical conductivity property. ... Bombardier Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001689

Drive track for a tracked vehicle

A tracked vehicle has a frame, a straddle seat connected to the frame, an engine, a pair of slide rails, at least two idler wheels, at least one drive sprocket, and a drive track the drive track has an endless belt, a plurality of external and internal lug, at least a number of the plurality of internal lugs forming two outer longitudinal rows, the belt having at least two contact surfaces, each contact surface being a surface where a corresponding one of the at least two idler wheels is in contact with the belt, a plurality of apertures and a plurality of alignment cleats disposed between the two outer longitudinal rows, and a plurality of lateral rods embedded within the belt and extending in the lateral direction. Both ends of at least a number of the plurality of lateral rods being disposed inwardly of the contact surfaces.. ... Bombardier Inc








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