Patents by Inventor Brian R. Dexter

Brian R. Dexter 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: 10829019
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat back includes a back rest and a headrest coupled to the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Dexter, Rod Goodrich, Jeffery T. Bonk, Ying (Carolyn) Zhao
  • Patent number: 10786162
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Dana R. Lowell, Sean M. Montgomery, Brian R. Dexter, Jeffery T. Bonk, David L. Cummings, Alexander S. Haase, Samuel Baudu, Radouane Boussetta, Pioter Drubetskoy, Anne-Isabelle Dacosta-Mallet
  • Patent number: 10710594
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a sensory system. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of the vehicle. The seat back extends upwardly away from the seat bottom. The sensor system is configured to monitor for fatigue of an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Ying (Carolyn) Zhao, John M. Perraut, Brian R. Dexter, James T. Hotary, Matthew K. Benson
  • Patent number: 10632866
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move relative to the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Cedric Ketels, Brian R. Dexter, Rod Goodrich, Garrett Goodwin, Tristan Vanfossen, Kevin L. Wright
  • Patent number: 10245976
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move back and forth relative to the floor. The vehicle seat includes an electronic control unit configured to control movement of the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: James T Hotary, Ignacio Alvarez, Brian R Dexter
  • Publication number: 20180178696
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat back includes a back rest and a headrest coupled to the backrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Brian R. DEXTER, Rod GOODRICH, Jeffery T. BONK, Ying (Carolyn) ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20180178808
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a sensory system. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of the vehicle. The seat back extends upwardly away from the seat bottom. The sensor system is configured to monitor for fatigue of an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Ying (Carolyn) Zhao, John M. Perraut, Brian R. Dexter, James T. Hotary, Matthew K. Benson
  • Patent number: 9848814
    Abstract: An occupant support system includes a vehicle seat and an electronics system for the vehicle seat. The electronics system includes a sensor system configured to obtain sensor data and a computer coupled to the sensor system to process the sensor data and perform a predetermined action using the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Dana R. Lowell, Sean M. Montgomery, Brian R. Dexter, Jeffery T. Bonk, David L. Cummings, Alexander S. Haase, Samuel Baudu, Radouane Boussetta, Pioter Drubetskoy, Anne-Isabelle Dacosta-Mallet, Claire Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20170349061
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move relative to the seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Cedric KETELS, Brian R. DEXTER, Rod GOODRICH, Garrett GOODWIN, Tristan VANFOSSEN, Kevin L. WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20170340214
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Dana R. LOWELL, Sean M. MONTGOMERY, Brian R. DEXTER, Jeffery T. BONK, David L. CUMMINGS, Alexander S. HAASE, Samuel BAUDU, Radouane BOUSSETTA, Pioter DRUBETSKOY, Anne-Isabelle DACOSTA-MALLET
  • Patent number: 9731638
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom includes a cushion configured to have a variable shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Brian R. Dexter, Christopher L. Hogg, Gregory Brncick, Adam Deck
  • Publication number: 20160354027
    Abstract: An occupant support system includes a vehicle seat and an electronics system for the vehicle seat. The electronics system includes a sensor system configured to obtain sensor data and a computer coupled to the sensor system to process the sensor data and perform a predetermined action using the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Dana R. LOWELL, Sean M. MONTGOMERY, Brian R. DEXTER, Jeffery T. BONK, David L. CUMMINGS, Alexander S. HAASE, Samuel BAUDU, Radouane BOUSSETTA, Pioter DRUBETSKOY, Anne-Isabelle DACOSTA-MALLET, Claire MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20160280097
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move back and forth relative to the floor. The vehicle seat includes an electronic control unit configured to control movement of the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: James T. Hotary, Ignacio Alvarez, Brian R. Dexter
  • Publication number: 20150313475
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Dana R. LOWELL, Sean M. MONTGOMERY, Brian R. DEXTER, Jeffery T. BONK, David L. CUMMINGS, Alexander S. HAASE, Samuel BAUDU, Radouane BOUSSETTA, Pioter DRUBETSKOY, Anne-Isabelle DACOSTA-MALLET
  • Publication number: 20150210192
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom includes a cushion configured to have a variable shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Brian R. Dexter, Christopher L. Hogg, Gregory Brncick, Adam Deck
  • Patent number: 8925995
    Abstract: A side window visor is mounted to a header to pivot downwardly away from the windshield. The visor is secured to the vehicle with a two axis angled mounting assembly which allows the side window visor to pivot downwardly away from the headliner and then upwardly and to the side for blocking sun entering from the side window without encroaching in the user's head space. A visor assembly including the side window visor also has a primary visor which is mounted to pivot downwardly away from the windshield and a rotatable glare shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Marcus Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Marcus, Brian R. Dexter
  • Patent number: 8657357
    Abstract: A visor has a curvilinear section which is pivotally mounted to the header rail of a vehicle and, when in a stored position, conforms closely to the geometry of the header rail. It is mounted to allow the visor to pivot away from the windshield toward the driver or passenger, lowering the visor to provide sun-blocking protection. It can be rotated further until it extends through the open area of the roof, when the roof is removed, to provide sun-blocking above the header rail. The curvilinear visor body may also include a glare shield which can be extended from the lower edge of the visor to provide additional sun-blocking protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Marcus Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Dexter, Jonathan P. Marcus
  • Patent number: 8505997
    Abstract: A center console (20) includes a first panel (32) having a first upper surface (76) and a first padded portion (28). The first padded portion (28) includes a first outer cover (54). The first outer cover (54) is mounted to the first panel (32) such that a first cavity (56) is formed by at least a portion of the outer cover (54) and at least a portion of the upper surface (76). The first padded portion (28) also includes first padding (56) located, in the first cavity (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jason M. Hipshier, David J. McCarthy, Scott W. Kaufmann, Gregory N. Brncick, Brian R. Dexter
  • Publication number: 20130082479
    Abstract: A side window visor is mounted to a header to pivot downwardly away from the windshield. The visor is secured to the vehicle with a two axis angled mounting assembly which allows the side window visor to pivot downwardly away from the headliner and then upwardly and to the side for blocking sun entering from the side window without encroaching in the user's head space. A visor assembly including the side window visor also has a primary visor which is mounted to pivot downwardly away from the windshield and a rotatable glare shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Marcus Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Marcus, Brian R. Dexter
  • Patent number: D764989
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Marcus Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Marcus, Brian R. Dexter