Thales had 11 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Thales SA filed a patent for a computer-implemented method in air navigation that allows for seamless transition between initial and secondary flight plans based on operator instructions and go-around situations. Another patent filed by Thales SA is for a winch with a brake calibrated to allow rotation of the drum beyond a variable torque as the length of the cable wound on the drum increases. GlobalData’s report on Thales gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Thales grant share with future of work as a theme is 63% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Automatic selection of an aircraft flight plan in the approach phase (Patent ID: US20240038075A1)

The patent filed by Thales SA describes a computer-implemented method for air navigation that involves loading an initial active flight plan for an aircraft, including approach procedures and missed approach points, as well as a secondary flight plan with additional procedures. The method allows for the automatic selection of the appropriate plan based on operator instructions and go-around situations, ensuring safe navigation during different phases of flight.

Furthermore, the method includes specific features such as limiting the roll rate of the aircraft during certain periods, inserting additional segments into the flight plan when necessary, and allowing for manual or automatic establishment of the secondary flight plan. The patent also covers a computer program and a flight management system designed to execute the described method, providing a comprehensive solution for efficient and safe air navigation procedures.

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