Patents Assigned to International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
  • Publication number: 20220080078
    Abstract: A method of isolating vehicle occupant respiration includes energizing a source of ultraviolet radiation to sterilize in air. A first sensor detects carbon dioxide content of that air. A second sensor detects quality of that air. A third sensor detects particulate in that air. Result from the first sensor is compared to baseline carbon dioxide reading recorded in a controller connected with the sensors. Fan speed increases temporal duration of air exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Result from the second sensor is compared with baseline air quality recorded in the controller. A signal is sent to a display comprising the filtration system to identify contaminate in the air. Result from the third sensor is compared with baseline particulate recorded in controller. An alert is sent to an interested party indicating particulate presence in the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: TOM LEE SORENSEN
  • Publication number: 20220080077
    Abstract: An occupant respiration isolation system comprises a plenum having an interior. A source of ultraviolet radiation is located in the interior. A first duct is disposed between an interior of a vehicle and the interior of the plenum for conveying air from the interior of the vehicle to the interior of the plenum. A vent is disposed between the interior of the vehicle and the first duct allowing air from the interior of the vehicle to enter the first duct. A fan is operatively connected with the plenum that varies airflow through plenum. A third duct conveys air from the interior of the plenum to the interior of the vehicle. A first sensor generating a first signal is disposed in the interior of the plenum. A controller is disposed on the vehicle operatively connected with the first sensor for receiving the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: TOM LEE SORENSEN
  • Publication number: 20220081950
    Abstract: A method for monitoring condition of a door on a vehicle, the door includes a first panel, a second panel, a first motor, a second motor, a first striker/latch assembly, and a second striker/latch assembly. The method includes steps of generating status indicators and communicating those indicator to a computer on the vehicle. The computer processes those status indicators to determine action regarding the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: SARA MARIE DELLORTO, PETER WONG
  • Publication number: 20220081954
    Abstract: An apparatus for actuating a door on a vehicle, the door including a first panel and a second panel both movable between an open position and a completely closed position. A first motor is operatively connected with the first pane for moving the first panel and a second motor operatively connected with the second panel for moving the second panel. A first striker/latch assembly is disposed adjacent the first panel, and a second striker/latch assembly disposed adjacent the second panel. A computer is electrically connected with the first motor, the second motor, the first striker/latch assembly and the second striker/latch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: SARA MARIE DELLORTO, PETER WONG
  • Publication number: 20220070261
    Abstract: A monitoring network for a vehicle comprises a hub having memory disposed on the vehicle and at least one recycled smartphone having memory disposed at at least one significant location on the vehicle. At least one app resides on the memory of the hub and memory of the at least one recycled smartphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Teik-Khoon Tan
  • Publication number: 20220063534
    Abstract: A bug screen for mounting to a grille of a vehicle comprises a membrane disposed in a frame. At least one slot is disposed on the frame, and at least one platform is disposed on the grille. At least one extension is disposed on the at least one platform. A leg is included in the at least one extension. The leg projects perpendicularly from the at least one platform and has an end opposite to the at least one platform. A barb is disposed on the end of the leg. A sloping surface is disposed on the barb, and the sloping surface passes through the at least one slot on the frame to mount the bug screen to the grille.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: KEVIN M. ELSKAFOSS, ROBERT D. CHARLES
  • Patent number: 11260814
    Abstract: A bug screen for mounting to a grille of a vehicle comprises a membrane disposed in a frame. At least one slot is disposed on the frame, and at least one platform is disposed on the grille. At least one extension is disposed on the at least one platform. A leg is included in the at least one extension. The leg projects perpendicularly from the at least one platform and has an end opposite to the at least one platform. A barb is disposed on the end of the leg. A sloping surface is disposed on the barb, and the sloping surface passes through the at least one slot on the frame to mount the bug screen to the grille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Elskafoss, Robert D. Charles
  • Publication number: 20220032892
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an air brake system for a vehicle having a front set of wheels having a front air brake and a rear set of wheels having a rear air brake. The air brake system comprises a front air brake cylinder included in the front air brake, and a rear air brake cylinder included in the rear air brake. A foot valve having a first side and a second side is included. A primary air tank is pneumatically connected with the second side of the foot valve, and a secondary air tank is pneumatically connected with the first side of the foot valve. A rear relay valve is pneumatically connected with second side of the foot valve and is pneumatically connected with the rear brake cylinder. A front relay valve is pneumatically connected with the first side of the foot valve and pneumatically connected with the front brake cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: BERNHARDT R. LABASTIDE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210253175
    Abstract: A structure for assembling a vehicle having an axis of elongation, a frame rail and a cross member extending from the frame rail comprises a conduit extending along the axis of elongation of the vehicle. A conveyor is disposed in the conduit. At least one coupling attaches the conduit with at least one of the frame rail and the cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: CONSTANTIN S. BUSUIOC, JAY E. BISSONTZ
  • Publication number: 20210253176
    Abstract: A method for assembling a vehicle having an axis of elongation, a frame rail and a cross member extending from the frame rail comprises extending a conduit along the axis of elongation of the vehicle. Disposing a conveyor in the conduit. Attaching the conduit with at least one of the frame rail and the cross member with a coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: CONSTANTIN S. BUSUIOC, JAY E. BISSONTZ
  • Publication number: 20210256782
    Abstract: A system for detecting abnormal vibrations in vehicles utilizes an accelerometer of a vehicle stability control system, anti-lock braking system, traction control system, engine, transmission, SRS and/or air bag, and/or telematics device. The system data logs vibration information produced by the accelerometer, establishes normal vibration signatures for the vehicle, and detects abnormal vibrations. The abnormal vibrations may be reported by the telematics device via a data connection gateway between a vehicle communication bus and a backend server, and/or reported to the driver via a display. The system may report the abnormal vibrations via a phone or web application. The system may establish normal vibration signatures and detect abnormal vibrations based on fixed vehicle specific values and variable vehicle operating conditions. The system may analyze the abnormal vibrations to determine whether they match the vibration signature of a particular out of balance or otherwise faulty vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Mark S. Ehlers
  • Patent number: 10989097
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exhaust system for a vehicle having an exhaust passageway through which products of combustion from the engine pass through and out to atmosphere, which exhaust system has a bead portion formed in the exhaust passageway with one more holes in the lower portion thereof through which at least a portion of the rain which has entered the interior of the exhaust passageway may flow out from the interior of the exhaust passageway prior to flowing downward to a lower portion of the exhaust passageway at which the rain is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas L. Cumbey
  • Publication number: 20210114488
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a seat in a vehicle having a floor and a side wall comprises a track having a groove disposed on the floor. A stud including a base and a shank, the base being configured to be inserted into the groove, is disposed within the groove. A flange having a lip is disposed on the side wall. At least one lip aperture is formed on the lip. A support, including a base, is disposed on one end of the seat. A base aperture is disposed on the base. A lip fastener is accepted by the at least one lip aperture to connect an end of the seat opposite to the base to the lip on the flange. The base aperture accepts the shank included on the stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: PETER WONG, ADITYA RAJDERKAR, HECTOR KIELY
  • Publication number: 20210094129
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a method of constructing a vehicle. In one embodiment, a length and a width of the vehicle are determined. Material is cut into a first sheet equal to the length of the vehicle, and a second sheet equal to the length of the vehicle. A joint couples the first sheet and the second sheet to form the width of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wong, Aditya Rajderkar, Hector Kiely
  • Publication number: 20210094621
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a vehicle floor for a vehicle having a length and a width. The vehicle floor comprises a number of sheets of material having a length equal to the length of the vehicle. A joint couples the number of sheets to form a width equal to the width of the vehicle. Also, a method of constructing a vehicle is provided. A length and a width of the vehicle are determined. Material is cut into a first sheet and a second sheet both equal to the length of the vehicle. A joint couples the first sheet and the second sheet to form the width of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wong, Aditya Rajderkar, Hector Kiely
  • Publication number: 20210001820
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a system and a method for sterilizing air in a vehicle. In one embodiment, the system comprises an HVAC system comprising a duct disposed in the vehicle. At least one source of electromagnetic radiation is located in the duct. A controller is disposed on the vehicle and is connected with the at least one source of electromagnetic radiation to determine operation of the at least one source of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Lee Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20210001681
    Abstract: A system for protecting an occupant of a vehicle comprises a vehicle having an interior, an exterior and a portal. An HVAC system circulates air in the vehicle. A source of electromagnetic radiation disposed in the HVAC system reduces contaminant in air. Sensors monitor adjacent air quality and air pressure. A controller is connected with the sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Lee Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20210001000
    Abstract: A method of protecting an occupant of a vehicle an interior, an exterior and a portal through which air passes. The method includes monitoring quality and pressure of air on the interior and exterior of the vehicle. It is determined if air on the interior or the exterior has lower contaminants. Air pressure is adjusted on the interior to create a pressure differential between pressure of air on interior and pressure of air on the exterior to determine direction of movement of air through the portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Lee Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20200408237
    Abstract: A fastener comprises a head end and a tail end. A shaft joins the head end and the tail end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Constantin Sebastian Busuioc, Jay E. Bissontz, Steven Franklin Wagester, Donald D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200407867
    Abstract: An electroplating assembly for holding a workpiece through a thermodynamic cycle of electroplating comprises a plating rack that supports the workpiece. An electric bus bar is disposed on the plating rack. At least one connector joins the workpiece with the plating rack. At least one flexible support joins the workpiece with the plating rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Matthew Elskafoss