Patents by Inventor BRADLEY C. DUNCAN

BRADLEY C. DUNCAN 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: 10736435
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system having a seat part includes a non-foam base material covered with a trim material. The non-foam base material may include a plurality of different firmness zones based at least in part on at least one of a seated-occupant pressure map and a structural arrangement disposed adjacent to the seat part. The seat part may be, for example, a seat cushion, a seat back, or a seat bolster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley C. Duncan, Paul S. Severinski, Louella Ann Patterson, Lisa Townley, Kevin W. Peabody, Michelle A. Pereny, Michael R. Puhalla, Vineetha Mathew
  • Patent number: 10328830
    Abstract: A seat assembly having a seat back and a bolster subassembly. The bolster subassembly may have a bolster frame and a bolster trim subassembly. The bolster frame may be mounted to a back panel of the seat back. The bolster trim subassembly may be received between the bolster frame and the back panel when the bolster subassembly is mounted to the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley C. Duncan, Richard A. Sams, Ronald L. Miotto
  • Publication number: 20190090656
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system having a seat part includes a non-foam base material covered with a trim material. The non-foam base material may include a plurality of different firmness zones based at least in part on at least one of a seated-occupant pressure map and a structural arrangement disposed adjacent to the seat part. The seat part may be, for example, a seat cushion, a seat back, or a seat bolster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley C. DUNCAN, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Lisa TOWNLEY, Kevin W. PEABODY, Michelle A. PERENY, Michael R. PUHALLA, Vineetha MATHEW
  • Patent number: 10050422
    Abstract: A wiring carrier is shown and described and can include a plate body on which can be formed a connector mount and a wire securement structures. The wire securement structures can include a wire cradle that is the connector mount. A hatch is configures to engage the wire cradle to secure a wire in the wire cradle. The plate body further can include a connector on the plate and configured to connect the plate to another component. The wire securement structure can also include a flex feature to engage a wire in the cradle or by the hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Bradley C. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20180105085
    Abstract: A seat assembly having a seat back and a bolster subassembly. The bolster subassembly may have a bolster frame and a bolster trim subassembly. The bolster frame may be mounted to a back panel of the seat back. The bolster trim subassembly may be received between the bolster frame and the back panel when the bolster subassembly is mounted to the seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Bradley C. Duncan, Richard A. Sams, Ronald L. Miotto
  • Publication number: 20160111864
    Abstract: A wiring carrier is shown and described and can include a plate body on which can be formed a connector mount and a wire securement structures. The wire securement structures can include a wire cradle that is the connector mount. A hatch is configures to engage the wire cradle to secure a wire in the wire cradle. The plate body further can include a connector on the plate and configured to connect the plate to another component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: Bradley C. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9278636
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back, a seat bottom, and a thigh extender assembly. The thigh extender assembly includes an extension bracket assembly attached to the seat bottom, a thigh support attached to an end of the extension bracket such that the thigh support is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position, and a trim cover assembly disposed over the extension bracket assembly. The extension bracket assembly includes a seat bracket and an extension bracket with the extension bracket being moveable relative to the seat bracket such that when the thigh support moves between the retracted position and the extended position the extension bracket is concealed. The trim cover assembly is held fixed with respect to the seat bracket with the thigh support moving relative to the trim cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley C. Duncan, Benedict J. Messina
  • Publication number: 20150061343
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back, a seat bottom, and a thigh extender assembly. The thigh extender assembly includes an extension bracket assembly attached to the seat bottom, a thigh support attached to an end of the extension bracket such that the thigh support is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position, and a trim cover assembly disposed over the extension bracket assembly. The extension bracket assembly includes a seat bracket and an extension bracket with the extension bracket being moveable relative to the seat bracket such that when the thigh support moves between the retracted position and the extended position the extension bracket is concealed. The trim cover assembly is held fixed with respect to the seat bracket with the thigh support moving relative to the trim cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: BRADLEY C. DUNCAN, BENEDICT J. MESSINA