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The Guided Passenger Reduction of turnaround times by usage of printed OLEDs integrated into parts of an aircraft

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248389D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-23
Document File: 4 page(s) / 212K

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The Guided Passenger Reduction of turnaround times by usage of printed OLEDs integrated into parts of an aircraft This article suggests a guiding system for passengers, where the seats and bin spaces are personalized. In general, the idea suggests a printed OLED layer for the usage in an aircraft, preferably in a seat or a hat rack. This leads to several integrated functions and provides us with the following advantages: - Personalization of seats and hat rack spaces. By marking the seat or hat racks in the above described manner, passengers' names can easily be adapted to each new flight by OLED being integrated into seats or hat racks via the latest passenger list. - Guidance of passengers via printed OLEDs on seats: Enabling to rapidly finding his/her seat. - Improvement of visibility of seat number markings: OLEDs being integrated into e.g. a seat headrest or on an hat rack, are not visually obscured such as seat number markings underneath the Passenger Service Units. - Improvement of visibility in general: OLEDs have a good visibility and are not dependent from proper light conditions - Energy efficiency: OLEDs consume very little energy - Minimization of risk that passenger sits on wrong seat - Provision of information about spare place for luggage

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The Guided Passenger

Reduction of turnaround times by usage of printed OLEDs integrated into parts of an aircraft

Turnaround times are considerably slowed down by slow boarding and disembarking. Of these two the boarding is slower: Today, the passenger holds his ticket and is searching his seat and a space for his trolley. This is time consuming.

The seat number signs are sometimes mounted under the hat racks and the passenger, whilst walking on the aisle towards his seat, must bend down frequently to see them. The light conditions may also not be favorable for visibility. Some passengers at each flight also sit down at the wrong seat, since they thought that they remember the correct number, do not have the boarding pass in their hand, and got it wrong. This causes additional unnecessary time delay to clarify.

Therefore, it is an objective to reduce turnaround times.

3D printing is state of the art and an extremely fast growing technology.
3D printed OLEDs are also state of the art. The OLEDs can be printed into all common types of hard plastics surfaces, or to flexible foam type materials, as typically used in aircraft interiors. http://www.beyond-print.de/2013/12/10/deutsche-forscher-drucken-oleds-und-solarzellen/

The following suggests a guiding system for passengers, where the seats and bin spaces are personalized, see Fig. 1.


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Fig. 1. Personalized seat markings and hat rack space markings, instantly painted prior to boarding by OLED technology

Fig. 2. Aisle markings and hat rack space markings, instantly painted prior to boarding by OLED technology


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Fig. 3. Aisle...