US 10,889,376 B2
Powered stowage bin assemblies
Mark L. Cloud, Seattle, WA (US); and Christopher L. Schwitters, Everett, WA (US)
Assigned to THE BOEING COMPANY, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by THE BOEING COMPANY, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Feb. 28, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/907,929.
Prior Publication US 2019/0263525 A1, Aug. 29, 2019
Int. Cl. B64D 11/00 (2006.01); E05F 15/42 (2015.01); E05F 15/627 (2015.01); E05F 15/73 (2015.01)
CPC B64D 11/003 (2013.01) [E05F 15/42 (2015.01); E05F 15/627 (2015.01); E05F 15/73 (2015.01); B64D 2011/0053 (2013.01); E05Y 2201/41 (2013.01); E05Y 2201/422 (2013.01); E05Y 2400/54 (2013.01); E05Y 2400/86 (2013.01); E05Y 2900/502 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A stowage bin assembly that is configured to be disposed within an interior cabin of a vehicle, the stowage bin assembly comprising:
a strongback;
a pivot bin moveably coupled to the strongback, wherein the pivot bin is configured to be moved between an open position and a closed position; and
a bin drive system that is configured to move the pivot bin from the open position to the closed position, wherein the bin drive system comprises a motor operatively coupled to a bin actuator through a motion link, wherein the motor is configured to move the bin actuator via the motion link to to push the pivot bin from the open position to the closed position; wherein the bin actuator is configured to be moved away from a portion of the pivot bin towards and into a home position after the pivot bin is moved into the closed position.