Patents Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC
  • Publication number: 20220144143
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin VanNieulande
  • Publication number: 20220144140
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Robert Parenti
  • Publication number: 20220144146
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Jeffrey Brian Yeung
  • Publication number: 20220144135
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Ayush Shah
  • Publication number: 20220144145
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West
  • Publication number: 20220144142
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West
  • Publication number: 20220147742
    Abstract: A method for modifying a trailer detection routine for a vehicle trailer detection system includes identifying a trailer in image data via a trailer detection model and activating a detection training routine for the trailer. The method further includes capturing the image data of the trailer from a plurality of perspectives relative to a trailer heading of the trailer and controlling an update procedure configured to generate a modified trailer detection model operable to detect the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed El-sawah, Robert Bell, Scott Howard Gaboury
  • Publication number: 20220144141
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West
  • Publication number: 20220144175
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a battery housing, a plurality of batteries, and a door step. The battery housing is disposed in a floor area of the vehicle. The batteries are within the battery housing. The door step is located proximate a side of the battery housing. The door step includes an upper running board with a stepping surface and a lower bottom part that is spaced apart from the upper running board and extends parallel to the upper running board to define at least one chamber therebetween. The lower bottom part includes a central weakened area which extends in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle and is configured to permit a center region of the door step to buckle upwards in response to a lateral force greater than a predetermined threshold amount of force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marius Sawatzki, Daniel Meckenstock, Stefan Schneider, Dominik Mueller
  • Publication number: 20220144294
    Abstract: While a vehicle is in an off state, expiration of a timer and receipt of a first message from a user device are monitored. Upon determining that at least one of the timer has expired or that the first message is received from the user device, a communication network onboard the vehicle is then monitored for a specified set of fault conditions. Upon detecting, on the onboard vehicle communication network, a fault condition included in the set of fault conditions, the fault condition is then identified as one of transient or persistent. A user assist feature of the vehicle is disabled upon identifying that the fault condition is transient and that a second message was received from the user device after the fault condition was detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Benmimoun, Chenhao Ma, Tony Tae-Jin Pak, Thomas Gerlitz, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Publication number: 20220143903
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing a part via vat photopolymerization (VPP) includes irradiating a first material through a first transparent wall of a first material tank and forming a first section of an nth layer of the part on a platform, positioning the platform with the first section of the nth layer in a second material tank with a distance between the first section of the nth layer and a second transparent wall, and irradiating a second material such that a second section of the nth layer of the part is formed on the platform adjacent to the first section of the nth layer. The method repeats forming first and second sections of additional layer until a predetermined number of total layers are formed. Positioning the first and second sections with a distance between the second and first transparent walls, respectively, inhibits crashing during forming of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Cassoli, Giuseppe Domenic Lacaria, Sushmit Chowdhury, Ellen Cheng-chi Lee
  • Publication number: 20220144144
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Jerry R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20220144339
    Abstract: A system for calibrating a backup assist system for a trailer attached to a vehicle is provided which includes a hitch sensor continuously measuring a hitch angle between the vehicle and the trailer. A controller is configured to determine an offset of the measured hitch angle. The controller is configured to calculate and store in memory a forward offset if no reverse offset is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Joseph M. Raad, Donald Jacob Mattern
  • Publication number: 20220144177
    Abstract: A center console for a vehicle includes a base. The base is coupled to the vehicle and includes a receptacle. The center console includes a body that is coupled to the base and that includes a shelf. The body is operable to move relative to the base between a retracted position, wherein the shelf covers the receptacle, and an extended position, wherein the receptacle is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Thomas, Stephen Neal Jacobsen, Michele Marie Mathews
  • Publication number: 20220149402
    Abstract: A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell assembly with at least a first fuel cell stack and a second fuel cell stack. Waste gas extracted from the first fuel cell stack is routed to an input of the second fuel cell stack. The first and second fuel cell stacks may be of the same size or the second fuel cell stack may be sized smaller than the first fuel cell stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan KAIMER, Hans Guenter GROSCH, Julio OROZCO SANTOS COY, Rolf Lorenz LOEFFLER
  • Publication number: 20220144178
    Abstract: A vehicle module system is disclosed. The system includes a track assembly operably coupled with a body of a vehicle. One or more modules may be removably and slidably coupled with the track assembly. The modules include base structure defining an attachment point. A rail feature is disposed along a bottom portion of the base structure. An attachment feature having a retainer for removably coupling to the attachment point to the base structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Prozzi, Tyler Carpenter, Jeremy John Malick, John Galin, Christopher Robert Westfall, Andres Almeida Senatore, Daniel Boccuccia, Siddharthan Selvasekar
  • Publication number: 20220144205
    Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle floor defining a seating area. The assembly includes a post supported by the vehicle floor and movable along a vehicle-longitudinal axis adjacent the seating area. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the post above the vehicle floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Haiyan Zhao, Ming Shen, Robert William McCoy
  • Publication number: 20220148411
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining acoustic data from a plurality of acoustic sensors disposed on one or more mobile systems, one or more fixed infrastructure elements, or a combination thereof. The method includes obtaining image data from a plurality of image sensors disposed on the one or more mobile systems, the one or more fixed infrastructure elements, or a combination thereof. The method includes determining whether the anomalous state is present based on the image data and the acoustic data. The method includes, in response to the anomalous state being satisfied, identifying a location associated with the anomalous state based on the acoustic data and the image data and transmitting a notification based on the anomalous state and the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Meghna Menon, Justin Miller, Mario Anthony Santillo, Raj Sohmshetty, Matthew Cui, Lorne Forsythe
  • Patent number: 11326549
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an oil gallery of a piston. In one example, a system for a piston comprising an internal oil gallery. The internal oil gallery comprises one or more of a funnel shaped inlet, a funnel shaped outlet, and a plurality of tongues extending along a circumference of the internal oil gallery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anselm Hopf, Frank Kraemer, Carsten Weber, Paul Turner, Klaus-Peter Heinig, Loic Wendling, Marek Behr, Kai-Martin Mayer, Guenter Bartsch, Kai Kuhlbach, Bernd Steiner, Guenter Grosch
  • Patent number: 11325649
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a sleeve for repairing or reconstructing a frame rail of a motor vehicle. An exemplary repair sleeve includes a base wall, first and second side walls projecting from opposite sides of the base wall, and a sectioned wall including first and second sections spaced-apart from one another such that the two side walls are moveable relative to one another in a pre-installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Bogachuk, Gerry Bonanni, Ryan Smith, Shawn Michael Morgans, Steven William Gallagher, Chunhui Kevin Lee