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Compartment Door with inside visibility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249774D
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

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Abstract

Hublot (partial or complete transparent compartment door). The Overhead Stowage Compartment has a transparent window. It would allow the passenger or the cabin crew to know if the compartment is full or not without open it or to check if the content is due to fall down when opening it.

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION Cabin compartments design. For example the OHSC (Overhead Stowage Compartment). STATE OF THE ART The current solutions do not allow seeing through any compartment door. There is a similar solution in other non-aeronautical fields but they are not applied in aircraft design, especially cabin features design. OBJECT AND ADVANTAGES This solution would enable full visibility of the inside of any compartment without opening the compartment door. This would be possible thanks to a hublot (partial or complete transparent compartment door). Some advantages are:

- Time saving for aircraft boarding - Mechanism fatigue life increase (no need to open/close the compartment to

check if there is room available inside) –> cost saving - Safety: feature would enable the check from outside -without opening the

compartment door- if the content inside has moved during flight to a position where it could fall down when opening the compartment

DESCRIPTION Hublot (partial or complete transparent compartment door). Shown in the picture below as an example, the OHSC with the transparent window. It would allow the passenger or the cabin crew to know if the compartment is full or not without open it or to check if the content is due to fall down when opening it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Hublot

Transparent window Transparent or semi-transparent door Cabin compartment: Any stowage compartment