(19)
(11)EP 3 992 426 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
21.09.2022 Bulletin 2022/38

(43)Date of publication A2:
04.05.2022 Bulletin 2022/18

(21)Application number: 21204081.0

(22)Date of filing:  21.10.2021
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F01D 5/00(2006.01)
F01D 25/28(2006.01)
F01D 21/00(2006.01)
B23P 6/00(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
F01D 5/005; F01D 21/003; F01D 25/285; F05D 2230/72; F05D 2230/80; F05D 2260/80; F05D 2260/83; F05D 2270/804; F05D 2270/8041; B23P 6/002; Y02T 50/60
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 29.10.2020 US 202017083600

(71)Applicants:
  • General Electric Company
    Schenectady, NY 12345 (US)
  • Oliver Crispin Robotics Limited
    Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2DT (GB)

(72)Inventors:
  • GRAHAM, Andrew
    Bristol, BS34 7JU (GB)
  • DIWINSKY, David
    West Chester, 45069 (US)
  • PRITCHARD, Jr, Byron
    Cincinnati, 45215 (US)
  • FOXALL, Julian
    Bristol, BS34 7JU (GB)

(74)Representative: Openshaw & Co. 
8 Castle Street
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HR
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HR (GB)

  


(54)METHODS OF SERVICING EQUIPMENT


(57) A method of servicing aviation equipment including at least partially-autonomously inspecting components of the equipment using an environmental capture device, wherein at least partially-autonomous inspection includes: capturing information associated with the equipment using the environmental capture device; identifying the components of the equipment using one or more computing devices; determining, by the one or more computing devices, whether each identified component is properly positioned relative to the equipment using reference information; and for components not properly positioned relative to the equipment, determining if there is damage to the component or equipment.







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