Bruno Barbier, Jean Claude Ebert, Patrick Lach, Jean Blaise Migozzi: Optimized color display device which uses a matrix to control the hue and uses a matrix to control color saturation. Sextant Avionique, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, December 26, 1995: US05479279 (51 worldwide citation)

The device includes a source of white images, a liquid crystal matrix to control the hue and a liquid crystal matrix to control the saturation of the images displayed.

Michel Ducateau, Jean Marie Sers, Isabelle Pain: Real-time management system having coprocessors allocated time slices of different durations to functions and processors executed functions simultaneously in accordance with the time allocation. Sextant Avionique, Browdy and Neimark, April 9, 1996: US05506963 (51 worldwide citation)

The method embodying the invention comprises management by a coprocessor of the time slicing, from a pre-established frame, of the processing cycle of the processor, into slices of possibly different durations, of the allocation of the time slices to the different functions installed according to on ...

Georges Henri Simon, Cedric D Silva: Method for Radio transmitting information using aircrafts as open transmission relays. Sextant Avionique, Browdy and Neimark, June 25, 1996: US05530909 (46 worldwide citation)

In order to transmit information between an emitting station and a receiving station separated by a distance exceeding the range of direct communications of said stations, the method according to the invention consists in equipping aerodynes, travelling in the space included between these two statio ...

Xavier Denoize, Francois Faivre: Collision-avoidance device for aircraft, notably for avoiding collisions with the ground. Sextant Avionique, Meltzer Lippe Goldstein Wolf Schlissel & Sazer, May 9, 1995: US05414631 (44 worldwide citation)

A device for avoiding aircraft collisions with the ground determines the geographical location of the aircraft, and has a data base containing a description of safety altitudes for the geographical location. From the geographical location and the description of safety altitudes, the collision-avoida ...

Christophe Taurand: DC-to-DC bidirectional voltage converters and current sensor. Sextant Avionique, Plevy & Associates, April 28, 1998: US05745351 (43 worldwide citation)

A bidirectional voltage converter comprises an inductive element, a primary circuit having a first chopping switch and a first diode, and at least a secondary circuit having a second chopping switch and a second diode. The first switch is switched on upon reception of a start-up signal of the primar ...

Gerard Voisin: Magnetic field transmitter and receive using helmholtz coils for detecting object position and orientation. Sextant Avionique, Rosenman & Colin, December 15, 1992: US05172056 (40 worldwide citation)

The radiator and the sensor each comprise three pairs of Helmholtz coils which are disposed along three orthogonal axes respectively. The coils are wound in pairs of grooves which have different depths and are recessed in a cubic support. The radiator and sensor are particularly useful for helmet-ty ...

Fran cedilla ois Faivre, Xavier Denoize: Aircraft landing aid device. Sextant Avionique, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, August 26, 1997: US05661486 (39 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is an aircraft landing aid device that includes at least a database containing signatures and positions of reference objects, a sensor picking up signatures of reference objects, means of navigation used to fix the approximate position of the aircraft, means of correlation connected t ...

Mariannick Vaquier, Hugues de Beco: Method and device for revising the lateral flight plan of an aircraft. Sextant Avionique, Browdy and Neimark, August 23, 1994: US05340061 (38 worldwide citation)

A method for revising the lateral flight plan of an aircraft uses a designator and validator device connected to the flight management system of the aircraft to obtain on the ND screen of this system, in addition to a geographical representation of the flight plan selected by the pilot, a touch-sens ...

Thierry Cattoen, Daniel Duturc, Mariannick Vaquier: Method and device for assistance in piloting an aerodyne by the graphic representation of the vertical flight plan of this aerodyne. Societe Nationale Industrielle et Aerospatiale, Sextant Avionique, Browdy and Neimark, August 29, 1995: US05445021 (34 worldwide citation)

The piloting assistance method embodying the invention consists in displaying on a screen of the cockpit of the aerodyne, in a Cartesian reference space representing altitude/distance from ground along a horizontal plane, way points identified by a series of marks, plural way points, a reference ver ...

Didier Gertz, Pierre Stephane Giroud: Detector having selectable multiple axes of sensitivity. Sextant Avionique, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, July 18, 1995: US05433110 (33 worldwide citation)

A detector for detecting an oriented physical variable includes, in a casing, an acceleration chip-shaped sensor and a board bearing electronic components. The sensor is mounted on a first surface of an insulating part that includes a second surface fastened to the casing, and a third surface that e ...