Patents Examined by D. Glenn Dayoan
  • Patent number: 10814764
    Abstract: A dumper vehicle includes: a frame comprising a front end and a rear end; front and rear wheels mounted to the frame; an operator seat mounted to the frame; and an open topped container for carrying a load therein mounted to the frame between the front and rear wheels, wherein the container is moveable between a transport position for transporting a load and a discharge position for discharging of a load; wherein the container defines an upper extent thereof, and wherein said upper extent of the container decreases in height with respect to a lower extent of the wheels towards the front end of the frame, when the container is in the transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Simon J. Ratcliffe, Christopher J. Streat
  • Patent number: 10814765
    Abstract: A dumper body is disclosed. The dumper body may include a pivot assembly. The dumper body may include at least one of: a set of ribs, wherein the set of ribs is connected to the pivot assembly such that the set of ribs is comprised of multiple respective discontinuous structures, and a set of stringers, wherein the set of stringers includes a respective stringer cut-out around an outside surface of a bed plate of the dumper body at a point where a top plate of the dumper body connects to an inside surface of the bed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Hettinger, Varun Sampath Kumar
  • Patent number: 10814745
    Abstract: A lower vehicle body structure is provided, which includes a vehicle body floor having a bottom surface part, a floor tunnel bulging upwardly from the bottom surface part of the vehicle body floor and extending in vehicle front-and-rear directions, a power transmission mechanism disposed inside the floor tunnel, a mount member supporting the power transmission mechanism from below, and seat rails disposed on the vehicle body floor and slidably supporting seats from below. The mount member and the seat rails are jointly fastened to the vehicle body floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Natsume, Hidenori Matsuoka, Keisuke Ebisumoto
  • Patent number: 10815716
    Abstract: Touch sensor apparatus for use with vehicles are disclosed. A disclosed touch sensor assembly for a vehicle gate includes a sensor configured to operatively couple to the vehicle gate. The touch sensor assembly also includes a cover having a tubular body that extends over the sensor and ribs interposed between the tubular body and the sensor. At least one of the ribs is configured to transfer a load from the tubular body to the sensor to change a state of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Emiko Okuma, Yasuo Imatomi
  • Patent number: 10807448
    Abstract: Methods and systems to mitigate headlight blinding during travel in a vehicle by relaying location data from vehicles to a remote server. The remote server identifies vehicles approaching each other on an otherwise unoccupied roadway and sends one or more of those vehicles a warning signal. The vehicle receiving such as warning signal may then automatically take a headlight mitigation action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Neil Patrick Adams, Jeremy Lawson Kominar
  • Patent number: 10807647
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure may include: two first rear side members respectively provided on opposite sides of a rear floor; a rear sub-frame including a front cross member and a rear cross member spaced apart from each other, where opposite ends of the front cross member and opposite ends of the rear cross member are coupled to two of the first rear side members, respectively; a vehicle body cross member which is spaced rearward from the rear sub-frame, connected to the first rear side members, and fixed to the rear floor; two second rear side members provided between two of the first rear side members, and arranged side by side with each of two of the first rear side members; and two truss members each extending from first connecting portions to second connecting portions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seongsu Shin, Mincheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10807644
    Abstract: A side frame is arranged outward of a front side frame in a vehicle width direction. The side frame includes an upper member, and a lower member connected to a front end of the upper member and extending frontward and downward. An upper bent part bent frontward and upward is formed in a connection part between the upper member and the lower member. A bulkhead is provided frontward of the upper bent part so as to separate a closed cross section part of the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takehiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10807539
    Abstract: A vehicle organizer capable of underseat storage when mounted upon a tunnel-hump, including a flexible receiving member having an elongate base portion and perpendicularly disposed opposing sidewalls extending upwardly from the elongate base portion, wherein the open enclosure is configured for underseat storage while the flexible receiving member is mounted atop the tunnel-hump, a pair of flaps extending from the axial plane of the flat common bottom plane, wherein the pair of flaps have opposing weighted ends for stable mounting upon the tunnel-hump, and a receptacle having a planar bottom and sidewalls configured for removable seating within the second open enclosure whereby the receptacle is prevented from tipping, and wherein the vehicle organizer is configured for the underseat storage when the receiving member is mounted atop the tunnel-hump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Tim Dexter
  • Patent number: 10807542
    Abstract: A vehicular interior part includes a sound absorbing member including a hole cover section covering a panel-side hole of a panel in which a functional part is to be arranged, a panel cover section covering the panel, slits arranged between the hole cover section and the panel cover section. The slit includes a peripheral extending portion extending along a hole edge of the panel-side hole and a projecting portion extending from an end of the peripheral extending portion toward the panel cover section and a continuous part is between the projection portions of the adjacent slits. The hole cover section is to be torn off from the sound absorbing member at the continuous parts to be separated from the panel cover section and form a hole such that the functional part in the panel-side hole is to be exposed through the panel-side hole and the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Kato
  • Patent number: 10807512
    Abstract: A shipping system for a rolling tarp system has a trailer bed and first and second guide tracks attached to the trailer bed. The trailer bed has a towing element that defines front, sides, and rear portions. The first and second guide tracks are transverse to the trailer sides and configured to support the rolling tarp system. The rolling tarp system is loaded on and unloaded off the first and second guide tracks along the side of the trailer bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tarpstop, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Weschke, Jr., Joseph G. Callahan
  • Patent number: 10801239
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component with an improved torque hinge is provided. The vehicle interior component may comprise a base and a cover configured to move relative to the base. The torque hinge may be coupled to the base and the cover and configured to hold the cover in any position relative to the base. The torque hinge may comprise a bushing, a brake, a clamp and a fastener configured to provide a clamping force between the clamp and brake. The bushing may be configured to move with the cover as the cover moves relative to the base to provide a frictional force against the brake. The clamp may be manufactured by an extrusion process. The clamp may comprise a curved portion and first and second extension portions extending from the curved portion. The first and second extension portions of the clamp may be substantially parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqiao Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Jiang, Lv Jichao, Wang Wanli, Zou Haifeng
  • Patent number: 10800314
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automated removable frame system for transporting vehicles in a container. The frame system is be assembled in the container, the vehicles are loaded on the frame system, the container is shipped to the location, the vehicles are unloaded from the frame system, and the frame system is disassembled and returned to the manufacture or stored for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Matt Saer
  • Patent number: 10794109
    Abstract: A window frame includes an opening portion and a joining portion formed along an inner periphery of the opening portion and bonded to an outer periphery of a window glass. The window glass includes a plurality of corner portions formed in corner regions in the outer periphery of the window glass and connection side portions formed in the outer periphery of the window glass and connecting the adjacent corner portions to one another. An adhesive portion includes first adhesive portions bonding the corner portions of the window glass to the window frame and second adhesive portions bonding the connection side portions of the window glass to the window frame. Adhesion force per unit peripheral length in the first adhesive portions is greater than adhesion force per unit peripheral length in the second adhesive portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Takezoe
  • Patent number: 10793087
    Abstract: A truck bed compartment and the method for using the compartment are provided. The truck bed compartment can include a crossbar disposed between two hinge platforms. A box disposed between and rotationally connected to the hinge platforms. The box can be lowered into an open position and raised to a closed position. In the opened position, a user can store items in the box and easily maneuver the box to the closed position when the items are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth D Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10793191
    Abstract: A lower vehicle body structure includes a vehicle body floor having a bottom surface part, a floor tunnel bulging upwardly from the bottom surface part and extending in vehicle front-and-rear directions, side sills extending in the front-and-rear directions, hinge pillars extending upwardly from the side sills, first frames, lowered parts and second frames. Each first frame extends in the front-and-rear directions between the floor tunnel and a side sill. Each lowered part is provided to the bottom surface part between a first frame and a side sill so as to be lowered below a part where the floor and the side sills are joined. Each second frame extends to a first frame, obliquely rearwardly and inwardly from a side sill along an upper surface of the bottom surface part, and forms in a part including a lowered part a closed cross-section between the bottom surface part and a second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Natsume, Hidenori Matsuoka, Keisuke Ebisumoto
  • Patent number: 10793198
    Abstract: A steel door ring for an automotive vehicle including a reinforcement to increase the strength of desired areas of the door ring is provided. The door ring can be manufactured with reduced cycle time and thus improved efficiency. The method includes hot stamping the reinforcement as part of the same blank used to form the remainder of the door ring. During the hot stamping step, the reinforcement portion used to form the reinforcement is located in a free space, for example in a door opening between pillars and rails. Unlike comparative processes, the reinforcement portion used to form the reinforcement is not welded to a pillar of the door ring prior hot stamping. After hot stamping, the reinforcement is trimmed from the door ring, and then attached in a desired location, for example by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Jaswinder Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 10793217
    Abstract: A saddle-type vehicle is equipped with a rearview mirror. The rearview mirror includes a stay extending from a vehicle body outward in a vehicle width direction, and a housing connected to an extending end portion of the stay and extending outward in the vehicle width direction, the housing including a mirror body. The housing further includes an upper wall and a lower wall which are arranged at positions overlapping each other in the vertical direction of the vehicle body. The upper wall has an upper outer surface portion whose length in a front-rear direction is shorter than the length of a lower outer surface portion of the lower wall in the front-rear direction, as viewed in a cross-sectional view perpendicular to the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuhito Yokosuka
  • Patent number: 10787128
    Abstract: A cargo management system includes a guideway and a panel displaceable between a plurality of operating positions along that guideway. The guideway includes opposed guide tracks. Each of the opposed guide tracks includes an inclined trunk and a plurality of branches extending from that inclined trunk. The panel includes opposed pivot pins received in the opposed guide tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Thanh Ngo
  • Patent number: 10780766
    Abstract: A vehicle door assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first door, a second door and a first hinge assembly connected to the first door and the second door. The first door is movable between a first position and a second position about the first hinge assembly, and in the second position, the first door is received against the second door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Hagedorn, Cory Stuffelbeam, Craig Rackers, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10773752
    Abstract: A reinforcing member is provided inside a closed cross section of a front side frame at a position, in a vehicle longitudinal direction, which corresponds to a forming position of a bead. The reinforcing member extends between an outward side wall portion and an inward side wall portion of the front side frame. The reinforcing member is joined to the outward side wall portion and the inward side wall portion of the front side frame. A joint length, in the vehicle longitudinal direction, of the reinforcing member and the inward side wall portion is set to be longer than that of the reinforcing member and the outward side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Hiroto Kido, Yasushi Ishikawa, Atsushi Kawamoto, Daisuke Kanamaru, Yuuki Uchiba