Airflow modification apparatus and method


Raymond Wang. 2015. “Airflow modification apparatus and method.” United States of America US9725178B2 (US Patent and Trademark Office). US Patent


An apparatus for modifying aircraft cabin airflow includes a redirector configured to receive an airflow from an inlet of an aircraft cabin. The redirector is configured to downwardly redirect at least a portion of the airflow. In one embodiment, the redirector includes a dividing portion configured to be oriented generally parallel to the airflow received at the redirector from the cabin inlet, and further includes a redirecting portion configured to be oriented in a generally downward direction. In another embodiment, the redirector includes an elongated protrusion configured to be positioned on a ceiling of the aircraft cabin.