Patents by Inventor Abdul Lateef

Abdul Lateef has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210086630
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an access cover detection circuit for an electrified vehicle component and a corresponding method. An exemplary component of an electrified vehicle includes an access cover configured to selectively open and close relative to the component, and a circuit configured to indicate whether the access cover is open. The circuit includes a light sensitive electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: John Sturza, Philip Michael Gonzales, Abdul Lateef, Charles Honick, Stephanie Singer, Suriyaprakash Ayyangar Janarthanam
  • Publication number: 20210091348
    Abstract: A method and apparatus includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells laid next to each other such that cell tabs from one battery cell overlap cell tabs from an adjacent battery cell to form a set of overlapped cell tabs. Each set of overlapped cell tabs are directly joined to each other at a connection interface. A voltage sense circuitry is directly attached to the cell tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Abdul Lateef, Daniel Roberts, Francisco Fernandez-Galindo
  • Patent number: 10892458
    Abstract: An exemplary busbar forming method includes, among other things, creasing a sheet of material to form a plurality of creases that partition the sheet into a plurality of segments. The method further includes identifying a desired size for a terminal receiving recess in a busbar. In response to the desired size, the method folds at least some of the segments relative to each other about at least some of the creases according to a first process, or a different, second process. An exemplary battery assembly includes, among other things, a busbar formed from a sheet of material. The busbar has a terminal receiving recess. Creases are formed within the sheet that partition at least a portion of the sheet into a plurality of segments. Some of the segments are folded relative to each other about at least some of the creases to provide the terminal receiving recess in the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Narayanan, Masahiro Kimoto, Abdul Lateef, Eid Farha, Hari Krishna Addanki, John Sturza, Temam Kedir
  • Patent number: 10850725
    Abstract: A hybrid electric vehicle having battery packs coupled to the vehicle in parallel, which each include series-connected cells, a single contactor, a battery pack controller that detects cell voltages, and at least one controller coupled to a bus contactor and the packs. Responsive to a vehicle key on signal, the at least one controller closes the single battery pack contactor for at least one of the battery packs that includes voltage balanced cells. The bus contactor is then closed to deliver electrical power to the vehicle, and may include a precharge contactor that is closed in advance of and until the bus contactor open circuit voltage is reduced to a contactor voltage difference. The battery pack controllers are further configured to detect voltage, current, and temperature of each cell, to open the single contactor, and to adjust the state of charge of unbalanced cells until balanced relative with the others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Tabatowski-Bush, Kyle Krueger, Abdul Lateef
  • Publication number: 20200194766
    Abstract: A busbar assembly includes a mesh busbar configured to electrically couple a first component to a second component. An electrical coupling method including securing a mesh busbar to a first component and a second component to electrical couple the first component to the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Michael Gonzales, John Sturza, Dylan Erb, Stephanie Singer, Abdul Lateef, Chuck Honick
  • Publication number: 20200148064
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an electric machine, a battery, an inverter, and a flexible circuit. The electric machine is configured to propel the vehicle. The inverter is configured to convert direct current from the battery into alternating current. The flexible circuit has a sensor embedded therein that is configured to measure a first phase of the alternating current. The sensor is secured to an output terminal of the inverter that is connected to a first winding phase of the electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Michael GONZALES, Stephanie SINGER, Michael M. MAGOULICK, John STURZA, Dylan ERB, Charles HONICK, Abdul LATEEF
  • Patent number: 10500977
    Abstract: A vehicle charging includes a housing, a sensor system configured to detect if a vehicle is parked near the housing, and a notification system configured to communicate an alert if the vehicle is parked near the housing and charging has not been initiated within a threshold amount of time. The alert indicates improper usage of the vehicle charging station to an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Anzicek, John Sturza, Dylan Erb, Abdul Lateef, Charles Honick, Philip Michael Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20190189994
    Abstract: An exemplary busbar forming method includes, among other things, creasing a sheet of material to form a plurality of creases that partition the sheet into a plurality of segments. The method further includes identifying a desired size for a terminal receiving recess in a busbar. In response to the desired size, the method folds at least some of the segments relative to each other about at least some of the creases according to a first process, or a different, second process. An exemplary battery assembly includes, among other things, a busbar formed from a sheet of material. The busbar has a terminal receiving recess. Creases are formed within the sheet that partition at least a portion of the sheet into a plurality of segments. Some of the segments are folded relative to each other about at least some of the creases to provide the terminal receiving recess in the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh Narayanan, Masahiro Kimoto, Abdul Lateef, Eid Farha, Hari Krishna Addanki, John Sturza, Temam Kedir
  • Publication number: 20190176803
    Abstract: A hybrid electric vehicle having battery packs coupled to the vehicle in parallel, which each include series-connected cells, a single contactor, a battery pack controller that detects cell voltages, and at least one controller coupled to a bus contactor and the packs. Responsive to a vehicle key on signal, the at least one controller closes the single battery pack contactor for at least one of the battery packs that includes voltage balanced cells. The bus contactor is then closed to deliver electrical power to the vehicle, and may include a precharge contactor that is closed in advance of and until the bus contactor open circuit voltage is reduced to a contactor voltage difference. The battery pack controllers are further configured to detect voltage, current, and temperature of each cell, to open the single contactor, and to adjust the state of charge of unbalanced cells until balanced relative with the others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin A. TABATOWSKI-BUSH, Kyle KRUEGER, Abdul LATEEF
  • Publication number: 20190118662
    Abstract: A vehicle charging includes a housing, a sensor system configured to detect if a vehicle is parked near the housing, and a notification system configured to communicate an alert if the vehicle is parked near the housing and charging has not been initiated within a threshold amount of time. The alert indicates improper usage of the vehicle charging station to an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle ANZICEK, John STURZA, Dylan ERB, Abdul LATEEF, Charles HONICK, Philip Michael GONZALES
  • Patent number: 10269520
    Abstract: A power system is disclosed. The system may include an electrical contactor including a pair of plates arranged to scissor between open and closed positions. The plates may have magnets embedded therein such that in the closed position, a subset of the magnets having opposite polarity are aligned to encourage touching of electrical contacts of the plates, and in the open position, a subset of the magnets having same polarity are aligned to encourage separation of the electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Honick, Dylan Erb, John Sturza, Abdul Lateef, Philip Michael Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20190051481
    Abstract: A power system is disclosed. The system may include an electrical contactor including a pair of plates arranged to scissor between open and closed positions. The plates may have magnets embedded therein such that in the closed position, a subset of the magnets having opposite polarity are aligned to encourage touching of electrical contacts of the plates, and in the open position, a subset of the magnets having same polarity are aligned to encourage separation of the electrical contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Charles HONICK, Dylan ERB, John STURZA, Abdul LATEEF, Philip Michael GONZALES
  • Patent number: 8850526
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for protecting information and resources in an online environment is provided. A process initialization monitor application monitors process initialization of a client application provided on a user's communication device. The client application identifies and authenticates one or more components operating on the communication device and one or more third party applications attempting to access the client application. The client application performs the authentication by performing a code integrity check integrated in the client application independent of the communication device, and grants access to the authenticated components and the authenticated third party applications. The client application protects information being processed, exchanged, stored, and displayed within the client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: K7 Computing Private Limited
    Inventors: Kesavardhanan Jayaraman, Ahmad Abdul Lateef, Gregory Ravi Panakkal, Babu Katchapalayam
  • Patent number: 6258217
    Abstract: A sputtering system and magnet array for depositing metal and metal-reactive gas coatings onto a substrate. The magnet array is designed for use in a rotating magnetron. The magnet array includes a plurality of magnets disposed on a plate. The plurality of magnets is arranged such that a closed-loop magnetic path is formed. The shape of the magnetic path is a double-lobe structure that includes first and second lobes that are symmetric to one another about an axis in the plane of the plate that intersects the center of rotation of the plate. The magnets are arranged in several rows. A first row of magnets has a double-lobe structure that corresponds to the first and second lobes of the magnetic path. Second and third rows of magnets are arranged in the shape of rings inside the first and second lobes of the magnetic path magnetic path. The lobe structure of the magnetic path can be circular or elliptical in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Plasma-Therm, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmond A. Richards, Paul R. Fournier, David Johnson, Abdul Lateef, David G. Lishan, Shinzo Onishi, Mark D. Kenney