07389960 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 10 patents.

A conductive bus device and method operable to distribute signals throughout a platform. The bus delivers signals to any number of select locations within the platform, such as to seats mounted to a seat track. The bus is mounted beneath a floor of the platform. The signals can be transmitted between the power bus and the passenger seats using a conductor that extends from the passenger seats to the bus through a opening in the seat track. The bus device and method eliminates the need to run separate connections between a signal source and each seat. This device and method significantly reduce the cost, energy, and time necessary to wire each seat individually.

Title
Passenger cabin seat power bus
Application Number
11/90874
Publication Number
7389960 (B2)
Application Date
March 25, 2005
Publication Date
June 24, 2008
Inventor
Darrell E Santala
Marysville
WA, US
Robert T Johnson
Everett
WA, US
Trevor M Laib
Woodinville
WA, US
Kevin S Callahan
Shoreline
WA, US
Bradley J Mitchell
Snohomish
WA, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
The Boeing Company
IL, US
IPC
B64D 11/00
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