Patents Examined by Pinel E Romain
  • Patent number: 11027783
    Abstract: A trailer includes a vertically-oriented sidewall, a horizontally-oriented roof panel disposed above the sidewall, and a top rail attached to the sidewall. At least a section of the top rail is disposed above the sidewall and below the roof panel. A substantially L-shaped cove has a horizontal leg attached to a lower surface of the roof panel, and a vertical leg attached to an inner surface of the sidewall. A board of thermal insulation includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion is disposed between the vertical leg of the cove and the section of the top rail, and the lower portion is disposed between the vertical leg of the cove and the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Strick Trailers, LLC
    Inventor: Aaquib M. Asif
  • Patent number: 11027779
    Abstract: A front vehicle body structure includes a sub-frame. The sub-frame includes left and right longitudinal frames which extend in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle body and a horizontal frame which connects rear portions of the left and right longitudinal frames. The left longitudinal frame includes a steel frame and a light metal frame. A rear member of the steel frame overlaps the light metal frame in a vertical direction and is joined to the light metal frame. The left longitudinal frame includes a bent portion. The bent portion is provided on the front side of the vehicle body with respect to a front end portion of the light metal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Takakuwa
  • Patent number: 11021122
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes, among other things, a crush-can assembly having an inner member received within an outer member. The inner and outer members both additively fabricated. The outer and inner members configured to be positioned between a bumper beam and a vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M Jaradi
  • Patent number: 11021352
    Abstract: A driver cab for an industrial truck comprises a driver canopy supported by four pillars, wherein two of the four pillars are configured as entry way pillars and two of the four pillars are configured as end wall pillars. A side wall extends between each of the entry way pillars and the end wall pillars, an end wall extends between the end wall pillars, and a boarding area extends between the entry way pillars. Each of the end wall pillars comprises a tubular profile and at least one of the entry way pillars comprises a corner profile which comprises two limbs arranged at an angle with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Jungheinrich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Lemke, Michael Niebuhr, Klaus-Peter Ribbentrop
  • Patent number: 11008059
    Abstract: An installation system for toolless installation of a central console in a motor vehicle is provided. The system includes a front fixing region on the central console and a front fixing region on a vehicle-side instrument panel, which engage one-into-the-other in an interference-fit manner in an intended installation position of the central console, a rear fixing region on the central console and a rear fixing region on a vehicle-side support, which with shifting of the central console in a predetermined installation direction directed toward the instrument panel, engage one-into-the-other even before reaching the intended installation position and fix the central console to the support transversely to the installation direction, wherein at least one central fixing region on the central console and at least one central fixing region on the vehicle-side support include respective toothings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Lisa Draeximaier GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Gritscher
  • Patent number: 11008053
    Abstract: An aerodynamic component disposed on a side face of an upper rear part of an automobile vehicle body and reduces a lift coefficient of a vehicle body rear part, includes a plate-shaped base part and a fin projectingly provided on a front face of the base part, wherein the base part gently increases in thickness from a front edge side to a rear edge side, and has at the rear edge a shape that rises steeply with respect to the side face of the upper rear part of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryo Shiogai, Takashi Yuzawa, Seiko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11001132
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a housing for energy storage devices arranged on a lower face of a floor assembly of the motor vehicle such that vibrations of the floor assembly are reduced. At least one damping component is arranged in an intermediate space between the lower face of the floor and an exterior of the cover of the housing structure. The damping component is installed into the intermediate space between the cover of the housing structure and the floor under pre-tension, and the damping component is a compressible foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Moritz Frenzel
  • Patent number: 11001128
    Abstract: A vehicle panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a structural door panel body having an inner door panel and an outer door panel defining an internal cavity. A carrier module is secured to the structural door panel body. The carrier module has a carrier having an outer periphery for attachment to the inner door panel to substantially close off an opening therein to separate a wet side of the door panel body from a dry side of the door panel body and having a recessed pocket configured for receipt of a rear side of a speaker therein to maintain the speaker on the dry side of the door panel body. At least one of a barrier and shroud is coupled to the carrier. The barrier forms an air pocket with the carrier on a side of the carrier facing the wet side of the structural door panel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA CLOSURES INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Edward Fortin
  • Patent number: 11001303
    Abstract: A lightweight cowl crossbar may include a cowl cross beam of connecting transversely side frames disposed on both sides of a vehicle body; side fastening portions to be coupled to both end portions of the cowl cross beam; a support leg positioned at a center portion of the cowl cross beam and configured to be supported to a front vehicle body of a vehicle; and a reinforcing bracket of integrally connecting the support leg and the cowl cross beam wherein the components mentioned above are constructed integrally from a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: ByungSeok Kong
  • Patent number: 11002964
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices and apparatuses for a heads up display (HUD) unit assembly. The HUD unit assembly includes a HUD guard device. The HUD guard device has a first elongated member. The first elongated member is position on one or more surfaces of the HUD unit and along an edge of the HUD unit and is configured to protect the one or more surfaces of the HUD unit and the edge of the HUD unit during installation of an instrument panel. The HUD guard device has a first leg member and a second leg member. The first leg member and the second leg member each have a first end and a second end. The first ends are coupled to the first elongated member and the second ends are configured to couple and interface with the HUD unit to support the first elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Harvey, Jonathan Joseph Quijano, Thomas Edward Whitaker
  • Patent number: 10994639
    Abstract: Provided is an armrest device that can be positioned in an appropriate position suitable for the build of the vehicle occupant. The armrest device (10) comprises an interior member (1) provided on an inboard side of a vehicle door, and an armrest main body (9) supported by the interior member so as to be moveable between an initial position and a projecting position more inboard and forward than the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10994786
    Abstract: Provided is a structure for a front part of a vehicle, including a vehicle main body, a pair of suspension support portions, and a cowl member connected to the pair of suspension support portions. The cowl member has: an inner part connection portion which has a shape extending continuously in a vehicle width direction between the pair of suspension support portions and which interconnects respective inner parts of the pair of suspension support portions in the vehicle width direction; and a water drain portion which is provided backward of the inner part connection portion in a front-rear direction of the vehicle and drains water toward a side part of the vehicle in the vehicle width direction. The inner part connection portion has a thickness larger than a thickness of the water drain portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: KOBE STEEL, LTD., MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yoshida, Tadashi Yamazaki, Ryotaro Hirata
  • Patent number: 10994645
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a plurality of ground engaging members and a frame supported by the plurality of ground engaging members. The frame assembly extends generally along a longitudinal axis of the utility vehicle. The utility vehicle further includes a front seating section coupled to the frame. The front seating section is configured to support an operator and a first passenger. Additionally, the utility vehicle includes a rear seating section coupled to the frame. The rear seating section is configured to support a second passenger and a third passenger. The rear seating section has an angled panel configured as a dead pedal for the second and third passengers, and a portion of the rear seating section extends forwardly into the front seating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron D. Deckard, Phillip B. Swain
  • Patent number: 10988182
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a structure for a vehicle. The structure includes a transverse rail, an inner side rail and an outer side rail both extending at an angle (?) from an end of the transverse rail. The structure further includes a connecting part having a first leg and a second leg. The transverse rail and the inner side rail are joined together via the connecting part such that the first leg is connected to the transverse rail and the second leg is located between the inner side rail and the outer side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Josef Dagström
  • Patent number: 10988085
    Abstract: The present application relates to a motor vehicle comprising at least two seats and, located between these seats, a storage compartment which has a base, a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls, wherein one or both side walls can be moved between a lowered position, laterally opening the storage compartment, and a raised position, laterally closing the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Jörg Hornischer, Bernhard Enslinger
  • Patent number: 10981604
    Abstract: A vehicle bulkhead structure may include a dash panel; a pair of front side members spaced apart from each other and coupled to the dash panel; and a plurality of reinforcement members coupled to a front surface of the dash panel, wherein some of the plurality of reinforcement members support each front side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sun Ju Lee, Hyun Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10974767
    Abstract: Joining members 56 are provided that permit a rocker lower 22 moving toward a vehicle outer side at least along a direction of input of side collision load F when, at a time of a side collision of a vehicle 10, side collision load F? that is greater than or equal to a set load that is set in advance is inputted to a rocker 16. Namely, in a case in which the side collision load F? that is greater than or equal to the set load is transmitted from a battery pack 20 to the rocker 16, the rocker lower 22 moves toward the vehicle outer side. Therefore, reaction force that the battery pack 20 receives from the rocker 16 is reduced, and collision load that is inputted to the battery pack 20 side is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kyosuke Kawase
  • Patent number: 10974636
    Abstract: An in-cabin cup holder which holds a cup includes a recess with a bottom that is formed on a bottom surface of the cup holder and that supports the cup from below, an opening that is formed on a holder bottom surface around the recess with the bottom, and a lens that covers the opening from above and that emits light from below. An edge of the opening of the holder bottom surface protrudes upward, and a rib-shaped protrusion that surrounds an upper end of the edge from an outer side is formed on a lower surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Yumura, Manabu Akita, Kosuke Endo
  • Patent number: 10974773
    Abstract: An air resistance-reducing device (1) for a vehicle (12) includes a first air guide element A (3) and a second air guide element B (4) which can be adjusted between a rest position and a travel position for contour extension and aerodynamic air guidance by an actuator (6). The air resistance-reducing device (1) includes connecting element (7) with a coupling element 8, which connects the actuator (6) to the at least one connecting element (7), a first leg (9), which connects the coupling element (8) to the first air guide element A (3), a second leg (10), which connects the coupling element (8) to the second air guide element B (4), and a third leg (11), which connects the first leg (9) to the second leg (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WABCO Europe BVBA
    Inventors: Umut Gencaslan, Gandert Marcel Rita Van Raemdonck
  • Patent number: 10974664
    Abstract: A vehicle body panel kit includes a vehicle body panel and a trim ring. The vehicle body panel includes a wall, a rim extending from the wall, and a peripheral flange extending radially from the rim. The trim ring defines a peripheral sidewall and a projecting flange extending radially from the peripheral sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Flare Space, LLC
    Inventor: Sonja Scheler