Patents by Inventor Cornel Lewis Gardner

Cornel Lewis Gardner 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: 20210023979
    Abstract: An illuminatable vehicle assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a dielectric layer that emits light. The dielectric layer is disposed between an anode layer and a cathode layer. The assembly further includes a color conversion layer that converts light emitted from the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Harry Lobo, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Publication number: 20210019963
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method and system for an exterior display of a vehicle, such as an autonomous vehicle, configured to issue feedback prompts. An example method includes issuing a prompt via a human-machine interface on an exterior of a vehicle permitting an input indicative of an undesired condition of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Kristopher Karl Brown, Steven Wayne Friedlander, James J. Surman, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Publication number: 20210022274
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a screen configured to be positioned on a vehicle exterior and a housing associated with the screen. The housing is comprised of a first material that is electrically conductive and thermally conductive and a second material is positioned to extend between an exterior surface of the housing and a vehicle structure, wherein the second material is thermally conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman
  • Publication number: 20200377040
    Abstract: A vehicle applique includes a base structure and a polymeric coating disposed on the base structure. The polymeric coating at least partially covers an outer surface of the base structure. A diffraction grating is integrally defined by the polymeric coating. The diffraction grating has a thickness in a range of from about 100 nm to about 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Richard Gall, David Brian Glickman, Stuart C. Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 10850711
    Abstract: An exterior display apparatus for a vehicle comprises a display panel comprising a display surface in connection with an exterior portion of the vehicle. The system further comprises an acoustic vibration device dynamically coupled to the display surface and a sensor configured to detect a foreign material on a portion of the display screen. A controller is configured to identify a temperature of an environment proximate the vehicle. In response to the detection of the foreign material, the controller is configured to activate a plurality of vibration control routines of the acoustic vibrational device based on the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, David Brian Glickman, Kristopher Karl Brown, Joshua Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20200346580
    Abstract: An audible accessibility system for a vehicle comprises a first audible device in connection with a first door. A second audible device is in connection with a portion of the vehicle. An actuator is configured to adjust a position of the first door. A controller is configured to control an opening for access to the vehicle by controlling the actuator to adjust the position of the first door and the first audible device. The controller is further configured control an audible entry routine comprising controlling the first audible device to output a first audible indication and the second audible device to output a second audible indication, wherein the first audible indication and the second audible indication are spatially separated by the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Kristopher Karl Brown, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Joshua Wheeler, James Matthew Zaremski
  • Publication number: 20200346625
    Abstract: An exterior display apparatus for a vehicle comprises a display panel comprising a display surface in connection with an exterior portion of the vehicle. The system further comprises an acoustic vibration device dynamically coupled to the display surface and a sensor configured to detect a foreign material on a portion of the display screen. A controller is configured to identify a temperature of an environment proximate the vehicle. In response to the detection of the foreign material, the controller is configured to activate a plurality of vibration control routines of the acoustic vibrational device based on the temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, David Brian Glickman, Kristopher Karl Brown, Joshua Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10817141
    Abstract: A vehicle keypad device is provided that includes a touchscreen having an array of proximity sensors located on an exterior of a vehicle, a keypad display displaying virtual input button icons proximate the proximity sensors, and a controller determining a location of a user input from the proximity sensors, determining an offset of the input from one of the virtual input icons and adjusting a sensor area of the proximity sensors for the icon based on the offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Pietro Buttolo, Kristopher Brown, David Brian Glickman, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Publication number: 20200328744
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body and a door coupled to the body. The door is operable between opened and closed positions. A cinch assembly is operably coupled to the door. A door seal is positioned along at least a portion of a door opening, wherein the door seal includes a first conductor and a second conductor positioned therein. The first and second conductors are dielectrically isolated and cooperate to generate a capacitive signal. A controller is configured to monitor the capacitive signal and control the cinch assembly in response to the capacitive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Kristopher Karl Brown, Fedor Balayev, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 10794083
    Abstract: A retractable cover assembly is provided for a vehicle to cover a latching component such as the striker of a trunk door. The assembly includes a retractable cover and a support structure for supporting the cover at a position to cover the striker. The assembly further includes an arrangement for actuating the cover between an open position exposing the striker and a closed position covering the striker. A first light source may illuminate the cover and a second light source may illuminate an interior of the vehicle when the cover is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cornel Lewis Gardner, Megan Lovejoy, Inshirah Hillawi, Stuart C. Salter, Steven J. Antilla, Patrick Berryman, Scott H. Dunham
  • Patent number: 10730400
    Abstract: A storage and charging system for a motor vehicle includes a drawer assembly front portion comprising a portion of the front grille. The drawer assembly is movable between open and closed positions by an actuator and provides a storage space that may be used for a charging cable. An electrical connection is disposed within the drawer assembly and provides an electrical coupling between a charging cable and a battery of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Dave Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Mark Wisneski
  • Publication number: 20200233540
    Abstract: A vehicle keypad device is provided that includes a touchscreen having an array of proximity sensors located on an exterior of a vehicle, a keypad display displaying virtual input button icons proximate the proximity sensors, and a controller determining a location of a user input from the proximity sensors, determining an offset of the input from one of the virtual input icons and adjusting a sensor area of the proximity sensors for the icon based on the offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Pietro Buttolo, Kristopher Brown, David Brian Glickman, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Publication number: 20200192501
    Abstract: A vehicle keypad device is provided that includes a touchscreen having an array of proximity sensors located on an exterior of a vehicle, a keypad display displaying virtual input icons proximate the proximity sensors, and a controller for dynamically adjusting size of the displayed virtual input icons based on a touch event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Pietro Buttolo, Kristopher Brown, David Brian Glickman, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 10641452
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a light source that is fixed to a vehicle mount structure to direct light toward ground level. A lens covers the light source and includes an outer surface with a sawtooth profile. The sawtooth profile includes a plurality of teeth that are spaced apart from each other by flat surfaces, and wherein each light is generally aligned with a flat surface between adjacent teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 10633895
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle is provided that includes a deployable handle body located on a door, keypad contacts on an outer side of the handle body, an actuator configured to deploy the handle to a deployed position, a plurality of proximity sensors located on the handle body and generating activation fields, and a controller processing signals generated by the sensors to determine an input command for controlling the actuator and to determine a keypad input. The handle body may include one or more light sources for illuminating the handle body and/or areas proximate to the vehicle when in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Kristopher Karl Brown
  • Patent number: 10631373
    Abstract: A windshield assembly is provided herein. The windshield assembly includes a windshield having a frit and an indicator thermally coupled to the windshield to visually coincide with the frit and operable to illuminate in order to indicate a relative temperature of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Jennifer Ann Gauthier, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Publication number: 20200101938
    Abstract: An automated delivery vehicle includes a user interface for controlling access to a designated cargo within the vehicle. The user interface provides access to the cargo for a first period and activates second keys in response to receiving an access code via first keys while the vehicle is parked. The user interface provides, for a second period, access to the cargo and prevents the vehicle from moving in response to one of the activated second keys being actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Kosta Papanikolaou
  • Patent number: 10595574
    Abstract: A glove is provided that includes a body configured to engage a hand and a plurality of finger sheaths configured to cover fingers of the hand. The glove also has an electrically conductive ink disposed at least at the tip of at least one of the finger sheaths to interact with a proximity sensor, such as a capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Jeffrey Singer, Frank J. Desjarlais
  • Patent number: 10599260
    Abstract: An exterior display apparatus for a vehicle comprises a first display panel in connection with a first door trim portion and a second display panel in connection with a second door trim portion. The first and second door trim portions are adjacent to each other. Each of the display panels comprises a touch sensor and a heater layer distributed over a corresponding display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Kristopher Karl Brown, Annette Lynn Huebner, David Brian Glickman, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 10596997
    Abstract: An automated delivery vehicle includes a user interface for controlling access to a designated cargo within the vehicle. The user interface provides access to the cargo for a first period and activates second keys in response to receiving an access code via first keys while the vehicle is parked. The user interface provides, for a second period, access to the cargo and prevents the vehicle from moving in response to one of the activated second keys being actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Kosta Papanikolaou