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Publication numberUS20040149859 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/355,974
Publication dateAug 5, 2004
Filing dateJan 31, 2003
Priority dateJan 31, 2003
Also published asUS6769646
Publication number10355974, 355974, US 2004/0149859 A1, US 2004/149859 A1, US 20040149859 A1, US 20040149859A1, US 2004149859 A1, US 2004149859A1, US-A1-20040149859, US-A1-2004149859, US2004/0149859A1, US2004/149859A1, US20040149859 A1, US20040149859A1, US2004149859 A1, US2004149859A1
InventorsMasaru Komiyama
Original AssigneeKatsunuma Rikuso Co., Ltd.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Aircraft
US 20040149859 A1
Abstract
An aircraft comprises a cover wall without the door so that passengers cannot go back and forth a flight deck and a cabin; means for indicating urgent closing provided in one of the flight deck and cabin; a closing control part which closes information machines and equipment so that the acting information of the passengers in the cabin does not transmit to the flight deck when the urgent closing indication means indicates; and means for communicating outside at cabin side provided at the cabin, communicating with the external communication bureau including a control tower and communication device so that it can prevent to occur to the hijack and can prevent to happen the suicidal-explosion terrorism.
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What is claimed is:
1. An aircraft comprising:
a cover wall without the door so that passengers cannot go back and forth a flight deck and a cabin;
means for indicating urgent closing provided either both the flight deck and cabin or one of the flight deck and cabin;
a closing control part which closes information machines and equipment so that the acting information of the passengers in the cabin does not transmit to the flight deck when the urgent closing indication means indicates; and
means for communicating outside at cabin side provided at the cabin, communicating with the external communication bureau including a control tower and communication device.
2. An aircraft comprising:
a partition wall with a sound-protection structure, dividing a flight deck and a cabin;
a door with a sound-protection structure, provided in the partition wall;
means for locking the door;
means for indicating urgent closing provided either both the flight deck and cabin or one of the flight deck and cabin;
a closing control part which closes and locks the door by the acting of the door locking means and closes information machines and equipment so that the acting information of the passengers in the cabin does not transmit to the flight deck when the urgent closing indication means indicates; and
means for communicating outside at cabin side provided at the cabin, communicating with the external communication bureau including a control tower and communication device.
3. An aircraft comprising:
a first partition wall with the sound-protection structure, dividing a flight deck and cabin;
a second partition wall with the sound-protection structure, dividing the flight deck and cabin;
a standby room provided between the first partition wall and second partition wall;
a first door with the sound-protection structure provided in the first partition wall;
a second door with the sound-protection structure provided in the second partition wall;
means for locking the first door;
means for locking the second door;
a door control part which controls to close one of doors when another door is opened, controlled to open, closing and locking each door from the flight deck side artificially;
means for indicating urgent closing provided either both the flight deck and cabin or one of the flight deck and cabin;
a closing control part which closes and locks the first door and second door by the acting of the door locking means and closes the information machines including when the urgent closing iis indicated by the indicating urgent closing means; and
means for communicating outside at cabin side provided at the cabin, communicating with the external communication bureau including a control tower and communication device.
4. An aircraft according to any of claims 2 and 3, wherein the external communication bureau can open, close and cancel the urgent locking state of the door and information machines by wireless radio control.
5. An aircraft according to any of claims 2 and 3, wherein the locking state of the door and closing state of the information machines by the urgent closing indication are not canceled from inside the aircraft.
6. An aircraft according to any of claims 2 and 3, the aircraft further includes a crime prevention shutter which closes an entrance provided between the flight deck and cabin by the urgent closing indication and means for closing and locking the crime prevention shutter.
7. An aircraft according to any of claims 1, 2 and 3, the aircraft further includes a window shutter installed in all windows of the cabin and means for closing and locking the window shutter when the urgent closing is indicated.
8. An aircraft according to any of claims 1, 2 and 3, the aircraft further includes means for informing by either one of announcement and monitor or combination, reporting the phrases including “all means to perform communication with a flight deck were closed”, “sound not getting across to a flight deck at all by sound-protection wall and the sound-protection door” and “there is no ways to cancel the closing in the inside of a airplane” when the door is locked by the urgent closing indication.
9. An aircraft according to any of claims 1, 2 and 3, the aircraft further includes a hidden television camera and/or means for collecting sound attached to the cabin, transmitting information to the external communication bureau.
10. An aircraft according to any of claims 1, 2 and 3, the aircraft further includes an urgent blink light attached to the outer part of the aircraft body, blinking urgently when the urgent closing is indicated.
11. An aircraft according to any of claims 1, 2 and 3, the aircraft further includes means for indicating “If you hijack this airplane, you cannot enter the flight deck and cannot contact any place, and we cannot watch the state of affairs in the cabin from the flight deck”.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention relates to an aircraft which prevent to hijack the aircraft and which does not make a aircraft suicidal-explosion terrorism's means.

[0002] In the conventional aircraft including a passenger flight, it has a structure and system which the hijacker invades a flight deck from the cabin room and can watch the situation of a cabin room by the flight deck side.

[0003] In the conventional technology, the hijacker takes the attendants and passengers as a hostage, indicates the place where he has gone to a captain, requests to invade into the flight deck and intrudes into the flight deck when the attendants enter the flight deck, and the judgment of the situation is left to the captain. For this reason, the aircraft that the hijacker captured the flight deck in the United States on Sep. 11, 2001 allowed the suicidal-explosion terrorism made to collide with a World Trade Center.

SUMMARY OF HE INVENTION

[0004] In light of the forgoing, it is an object of the invention to provide an aircraft which can protect to occur to the hijack. In addition, it is another object of the invention to an aircraft which cannot take place the suicidal-explosion terrorism.

[0005] Novel features which are believed to be characteristic of the invention, both as to its organization and method of operation, together with further objects and advantages thereof, are described below with reference to the accompanying drawings in which preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated as an example.

[0006] It is to be expressly understood, however, that the drawings are for the purpose of illustration and description only, and are not intended as a definition of the limits of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0007]FIG. 1 is a structural view showing a first embodiment of the present invention;

[0008]FIG. 2 is a structural view showing a second embodiment of the present invention;

[0009]FIG. 3 is a structural view showing a third embodiment of the present invention;

[0010]FIG. 4 is a structural view showing a fourth embodiment of the present invention; and

[0011]FIG. 5 is a structural view showing a fifth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0012] Preferred embodiments of the present invention are described in more detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings. FIG. 1 illustrates an aircraft in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention. The numeral 1 shows the aircraft which includes a cover wall 4 without the door so that passengers cannot go back and forth a flight deck 2 and a cabin 3; means for indicating urgent closing 5 a and 5 b installed in both the flight deck 2 and the cabin 3 or carried by the flight attendances; a closing control part 9 which closes information machines and equipment inside the plane including an image and the sound monitor 7 which projects the situation of the cabin 3 and communication means 8 a and 8 b so that the acting information of the passengers in the cabin 3 does not transmit to the flight deck 2 at all when an urgent closing indication 6 is transmitted from either of the urgent closing indication means 5 a or 5 b; a window shutter 10 installed in all windows of the cabin 3 and which closes and locks when the urgent closing indication 6 is transmitted; and means for communicating outside at cabin side 12 installed at the cabin side and which performs the communication with the external communication bureau 11 including the control tower and terrorism measure room and a military communication institution.

[0013] When the urgent closing by the urgent closing indication 6 is performed, of the hijacker can be performed only communication and negotiation with the external communication bureau 11 through the cabin side external communication means 12. A pilot and the external communication bureau 11 can communicate with the external communication bureau 11 by the flight deck side external communication means 13.

[0014] After the information devices is closed by the urgent closing indication 6, the phrases including “all means to perform communication with a flight deck were closed”, “sound not getting across to a flight deck at all by sound-protection wall and the sound-protection door” and “there is no ways to cancel the closing in the inside of a airplane”, etc. are reported by the information means 14 with a plurality of languages.

[0015] Moreover, the closing state or information machines and equipment inside the plane including the communication means 8, image and a sound monitor 7, window shutter 10 and so on can be canceled individually and closed down again by the external communication bureau 11.

[0016] Other embodiments of the present invention will now be described with reference to FIGS. 2-5. In FIGS. 2-5, the same components as in the first embodiment described above with reference to FIGS. 2-5 are designated by the same reference numerals and therefore will not be further explained in great detail.

[0017] A second embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 2. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that the numeral 18 shows a aircraft and includes a first partition wall 19 with the sound-protection structure, dividing the flight deck 2 and cabin 3; a second partition wall 20 with the sound-protection structure, dividing the flight deck 2 and cabin 3; a standby room 21 provided between the first partition wall 19 and second partition wall 20; a first door 22 with the sound-protection structure provided in the first partition wall 19; a second door 23 with the sound-protection structure provided in the second partition wall 20; means 24 for locking the first door 22; means 25 for locking the second door 23; a door control part 26 which control to close one door 22 or 23 when another door 22 or 23 is opened, controlled to open, close and lock each door from the flight deck side artificially; means for indicating urgent closing 5 a and 5 b installed in both the flight deck 2 and the cabin 3, indicating the urgent closing; a closing control part 30 which closes and locks the first door 22 and second door 23 by the acting of the locking means 24 and 25 and closes the information machines including a standby room camera 27, monitor 29 which projects the image from a cabin camera 28 and communication device (not shown) used between the flight deck and cabin when the urgent closing indication 6 is performed by the indicating urgent closing 5 a and 5 b; means 31 for canceling the urgent closing, provided outside the aircraft 18, canceling the urgent blockade state when the aircraft 18 is landed; and means 12 for communicating outside the aircraft, provided at cabin, capable of contacting with the external communication bureau 11.

[0018] Controlling and indicating of the door control part 26 cannot cancel the lock of the door closed with the urgent closing directions 6.

[0019] A third embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 3. It is distinguished from the second embodiment in that the numeral 34 shows an aircraft, the external communication bureau 11 has the function of the door control part 26, and the standby room 21 further includes a crime prevention shutter 35 divided by two parts with a horizontal movement. The crime prevention shutter 35 can move inside with the motor power (not shown) built thereinto by the urgent closing directions 6 and close an entrance completely, and the closing is not canceled from inside. The flight attendant 36 has the urgent closing indication means 5 b.

[0020] A fourth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 4. It is distinguished from the second embodiment in that the numeral 39 shows a aircraft, the external communication bureau 11 has the function of the door control part 26, can cancel individually the urgent lock state of the information machines and equipment and urgent closing state of the door etc. by wireless radio control and can close individually or all at once. The numeral 40 shows a door control part.

[0021] A fifth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 5. It is distinguished from the third embodiment in that the numeral 45 shows an aircraft and further includes means for getting and transmitting secret information 46 which operates automatically when there are urgent closing indication 6 and transmits the image and sound of the cabin to the external communication bureau 11, including a hidden television camera, a hidden collection sound means, an information transmitting means, and a record means; an urgent blink light 47 attached to the outer part of the aircraft body, blinking urgently when there is a urgent closing indication; a sniping windows 48 a and 48 b provided at the second partition wall 20; and an means for indicating “If you hijack this airplane, you cannot enter the flight deck and cannot contact any place, and we cannot watch the state of affairs in the cabin from the flight deck”.

[0022] The Indication means may urge sound the alarm including blinking automatically after the urgent closing indication means 5 a or 5 b.

[0023] The crime prevention shutter 49 has a width that can be invaded into the standby room 21 from the flight deck 2, the sniper passes through the first door 22 opened by control of the external communication bureau 11, invades in the standby room 21 and snipes a hijacker from the sniping windows 48 a and 48 b.

[0024] In this case, in order to receive the information signal from the information acquisition transmitting means 46, communicate with a flight deck without a break and give a suitable indication, the military airplane with required communication equipment and shooting-down capability as the external communication bureau may be used.

[0025] In addition, although this invention relates to the aircraft, these structures also include the invention of a passenger crime prevention system including the external Communication bureau.

[0026] As set forth above, the advantages of the invention are as follows:

[0027] (1) An aircraft comprises a cover wall without the door so that passengers cannot go back and forth a flight deck and a cabin; means for indicating urgent closing provided in one of the flight deck and cabin; a closing control part which closes information machines and equipment so that the acting information of the passengers in the cabin does not transmit to the flight deck when the urgent closing indication means indicates; and means for communicating outside at cabin side provided at the cabin, communicating with the external communication bureau including a control tower and communication device so that the hijack can not invade into the flight deck in order to be protected by the cover wall so that the aircraft does not crashed by the suicidal-explosion terrorism and death of the crew.

[0028] (2) As discussed above, the urgent closing indication means indicates and the information devices is closed so as not to transmit information for the acting of the people who are in the cabin to the flight deck when the hijack is happened so that the crew in the flight deck can pilots safely the aircraft without hesitation.

[0029] Therefore, since negotiation with a hijacker is performed by the external Communication bureau such as the airplane equipped with a control tower or communication equipment by the external communication means provided at the cabin, and flight plan is generally indicated in the flight deck from the external Communication bureau so that most suitable correspondence according to the demand of a hijacker or the situation can be performed.

[0030] (3) As discussed above, such structure and system is well-known so that it is understood the aircraft can not be performed the suicidal-explosion terrorism and the hijack communicates only with the external Communication bureau and cannot have the leadership even if it hijacks, and it can deter the hijack.

[0031] (4) As discussed above, since the operation and flight of the aircraft are piloted by the flight deck which is not influenced of the hijacker, it can move safety airspace where has not ground institution, save time to parallel flight of the external Communication bureau when the external Communication bureau is used as the airplane, and select the nearest flight route etc.

[0032] (Additional Remark)

[0033] A crime prevention system includes an aircraft and an external Communication bureau.

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US6915986 *Jul 27, 2004Jul 12, 2005D'alvia Graham R.Cockpit access protection system
US8515656Aug 18, 2009Aug 20, 2013Goodrich CorporationIntegrated aircraft cargo loading and monitoring system
Classifications
U.S. Classification244/118.5
International ClassificationB64D45/00, B64C1/14
Cooperative ClassificationB64D2045/0035, B64D45/0015, B64C1/1469
European ClassificationB64D45/00H, B64C1/14B6
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Sep 23, 2008FPExpired due to failure to pay maintenance fee
Effective date: 20080803
Aug 3, 2008LAPSLapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
Feb 11, 2008REMIMaintenance fee reminder mailed
Jan 31, 2003ASAssignment
Owner name: KATSUNUMA RIKUSO CO., LTD., JAPAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:KOMIYAMA, MASARU;REEL/FRAME:013732/0247
Effective date: 20030121
Owner name: KATSUNUMA RIKUSO CO., LTD. 3449 KATSUNUMA, KATSUNU
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:KOMIYAMA, MASARU /AR;REEL/FRAME:013732/0247