Patents by Inventor ANIL KALRA

ANIL KALRA 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).

  • Patent number: 11491948
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle floor and a vehicle roof spaced from the vehicle floor. A pillar extends from the vehicle floor to the vehicle roof. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the pillar. The airbag is inflatable from the pillar from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The assembly includes a seat supported by the vehicle floor adjacent the pillar. The airbag extends around the seat when in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Publication number: 20220203923
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor defining a seating area. The vehicle includes a roof above the floor. The vehicle includes a panel supported by the roof and pivotable from a stowed position at the roof to a deployed position in front of the seating area. The vehicle includes an airbag supported by the panel and inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The vehicle includes a pyrotechnic inflator in fluid communication with the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Anil Kalra, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 11332094
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle body having an opening. The assembly includes a track supported by the vehicle body. The track extends along the opening. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the vehicle body. The airbag is slidably engaged with the track. The airbag is inflatable across the opening and along the track to an inflated position. The assembly includes a pyrotechnic device supported by the vehicle body and connected to the airbag. The airbag is slidable along the track by the pyrotechnic device to the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Anil Kalra, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Patent number: 11311434
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a panel. The panel includes a first channel and a second channel spaced from and parallel to each other. The first and second channels are designed to engage wheels of a wheelchair. The assembly includes a latch supported by the panel. The latch is moveable between an unlatched position and a latched position. The latch is retracted from the first channel in the unlatched position and elongated across the first channel in the latched position. The panel includes releasable connections designed to releasably engage a vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Anil Kalra, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20220118933
    Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle body including an opening. A track is supported by the vehicle body and extends along the opening. A screen is supported by the vehicle body and is slideable along the track and across the opening between a retracted position and an extended position. The assembly includes a motor supported by the vehicle body and connected to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Anil Kalra, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20220096289
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a panel. The panel includes a first channel and a second channel spaced from and parallel to each other. The first and second channels are designed to engage wheels of a wheelchair. The assembly includes a latch supported by the panel. The latch is moveable between an unlatched position and a latched position. The latch is retracted from the first channel in the unlatched position and elongated across the first channel in the latched position. The panel includes releasable connections designed to releasably engage a vehicle floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Anil Kalra, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20220063546
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle floor and a vehicle roof spaced from the vehicle floor. A pillar extends from the vehicle floor to the vehicle roof. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the pillar. The airbag is inflatable from the pillar from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The assembly includes a seat supported by the vehicle floor adjacent the pillar. The airbag extends around the seat when in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Publication number: 20210394702
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle body having an opening. The assembly includes a track supported by the vehicle body. The track extends along the opening. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the vehicle body. The airbag is slidably engaged with the track. The airbag is inflatable across the opening and along the track to an inflated position. The assembly includes a pyrotechnic device supported by the vehicle body and connected to the airbag. The airbag is slidable along the track by the pyrotechnic device to the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Anil Kalra, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20210370811
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback defining an occupant-seating area. The seatback has a frame and a rear trim cover. The frame is between the occupant-seating area and the rear trim cover. The assembly includes a seat bottom extending from the seatback below the occupant-seating area. The assembly includes a deformable cell between the frame and the rear trim cover. The deformable cell extends from a first end proximate the frame to a second end proximate the rear trim cover. The deformable cell has a contraction between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra, Rahul Arora
  • Patent number: 11148631
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a front bulkhead. The vehicle includes an airbag inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position adjacent the bulkhead. The vehicle includes a track fixed relative to the bulkhead. The vehicle includes a slider fixed to the airbag and slidable along the track between a first position when the airbag is in the uninflated position and a second position when the airbag is in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Patent number: 11077817
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback and a seat bottom. The seat bottom has a seat bottom frame. The seat bottom frame has a front side spaced from the seatback, a first side extending between the seatback and the front side, and a second side spaced from the first side and extending between the seatback and the front side. An airbag is supported by the front side and inflatable to an inflated position. An external tether extends from the airbag to the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Publication number: 20210229617
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback and a seat bottom. The seat bottom has a seat bottom frame. The seat bottom frame has a front side spaced from the seatback, a first side extending between the seatback and the front side, and a second side spaced from the first side and extending between the seatback and the front side. An airbag is supported by the front side and inflatable to an inflated position. An external tether extends from the airbag to the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Patent number: 11066032
    Abstract: An assembly includes a dash and an airbag supported by the dash. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position has a first end and a second end spaced from each other in a cross-vehicle axis and an inflation chamber between the first end and the second end. The airbag includes a tube extending through the inflation chamber from the first end to the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Patent number: 11034323
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat including a seatback. An airbag is supported by the seatback and is inflatable to an inflated position. A tether is connected to the airbag. A pyrotechnic device is supported by the seat and connected to the tether. As the airbag inflates to the inflated position, the pyrotechnic device pulls the tether to position the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, Anil Kalra
  • Publication number: 20210170977
    Abstract: An assembly includes a dash and an airbag supported by the dash. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position has a first end and a second end spaced from each other in a cross-vehicle axis and an inflation chamber between the first end and the second end. The airbag includes a tube extending through the inflation chamber from the first end to the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Publication number: 20210135177
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed toward traction battery packs that include energy absorbing structures for protecting the internal contents of the battery pack. An exemplary battery pack may include an enclosure assembly and one or more battery arrays that are housed within the enclosure assembly. The enclosure assembly includes an energy absorbing structure that may include a plurality of fluid filled unit cells. The stiffness of each fluid filled unit cell may be controlled by allowing fluid to be released from the unit cells during vehicle impact events, thereby absorbing impact energy that could otherwise be imparted inside the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Anil KALRA, Rahul ARORA
  • Publication number: 20210101556
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a front bulkhead. The vehicle includes an airbag inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position adjacent the bulkhead. The vehicle includes a track fixed relative to the bulkhead. The vehicle includes a slider fixed to the airbag and slidable along the track between a first position when the airbag is in the uninflated position and a second position when the airbag is in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Publication number: 20210094503
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat including a seatback. An airbag is supported by the seatback and is inflatable to an inflated position. A tether is connected to the airbag. A pyrotechnic device is supported by the seat and connected to the tether. As the airbag inflates to the inflated position, the pyrotechnic device pulls the tether to position the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. ISKANDER FAROOQ, MOHAMMAD OMAR FARUQUE, DEAN M. JARADI, ANIL KALRA