Patents by Inventor Conrad Zanzinger

Conrad Zanzinger 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: 10369961
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing retrofit seat belt systems with structural support for the lap and shoulder belts, while at the same time providing a low cost solution. In particular, some, or all of the loads, as required, are shared by an added support structure connected rigidly to a structural base, e.g., of a bus or other vehicle, via a base plate. As such the present teachings achieve compartmentalization around passengers in the event of a crash. Furthermore, unlike prior retrofit seat belt designs, the systems and methods of the present teachings uniquely facilitate a seamless transition for the different seat configurations and do not require complete replacement of the seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Sundar Krishnamurty, Douglas Eddy, Anne Schewe, Conrad Zanzinger
  • Publication number: 20170096121
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing retrofit seat belt systems with structural support for the lap and shoulder belts, while at the same time providing a low cost solution. In particular, some, or all of the loads, as required, are shared by an added support structure connected rigidly to a structural base, e.g., of a bus or other vehicle, via a base plate. As such the present teachings achieve compartmentalization around passengers in the event of a crash. Furthermore, unlike prior retrofit seat belt designs, the systems and methods of the present teachings uniquely facilitate a seamless transition for the different seat configurations and do not require complete replacement of the seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Sundar Krishnamurty, Douglas Eddy, Anne Schewe, Conrad Zanzinger