Patents by Inventor Daniel A. Gabor

Daniel A. Gabor 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: 10717420
    Abstract: A system includes a computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate a brake valve to drain a brake cylinder and then actuate the brake valve to isolate the brake cylinder and hold a brake pedal in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Beauvais, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 10678394
    Abstract: A method of compositing a zooming user interface (ZUI) scene and a physical scene on a screen display is provided including: displaying on a display screen, ZUI motion picture images that show panning and zooming transitions within a ZUI presentation between a sequence of pauses at a sequence of target display elements within the ZUI presentation; displaying on the display screen physical scene motion picture images; prioritizing display of ZUI display elements at a location within an offset region; and prioritizing physical scene images at a location within a priority region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Prezi, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Somlai-Fischer, Dániel Varga, Peter Sipos, Balint Gabor, Elod Kuthy
  • Patent number: 10549731
    Abstract: A vehicle parking brake system includes a power bridge. The power bridge is electrically connected to a primary power source and to a secondary power source. The power bridge has a first condition in which the primary power source is active in which the primary source is electrically connected to a parking brake actuator. The power bridge has a second condition in which the primary power source is not active in which the secondary power source is electrically connected to the parking brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott J. Lauffer, John P. Joyce, Daniel A. Gabor, Samer Abbas, Steven R. El Aile
  • Patent number: 10549738
    Abstract: A system includes a computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate a vehicle brake according to a specified brake torque, receive user input to exceed the specified brake torque, and actuate a brake fluid valve to attain a brake fluid pressure to maintain the specified brake torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Beauvais, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Publication number: 20190275992
    Abstract: A system includes a computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate a brake valve to drain a brake cylinder and then actuate the brake valve to isolate the brake cylinder and hold a brake pedal in a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Beauvais, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Publication number: 20190256069
    Abstract: A system includes a computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate a vehicle brake according to a specified brake torque, receive user input to exceed the specified brake torque, and actuate a brake fluid valve to attain a brake fluid pressure to maintain the specified brake torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: BRANDON BEAUVAIS, DANIEL A. GABOR
  • Publication number: 20180215374
    Abstract: A computer is programmed to, upon determining that a user has departed a vehicle, identify available parking spaces based at least in part on one of stored parking restrictions and vehicle sensor data. The computer is programmed to select one of the parking spaces based at least in part on a distance to a respective parking space and an environmental condition. The computer navigates the vehicle to park at the selected parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Seok Lee, Leonard Eber Carrier, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Publication number: 20170166173
    Abstract: A vehicle parking brake system includes a power bridge. The power bridge is electrically connected to a primary power source and to a secondary power source. The power bridge has a first condition in which the primary power source is active in which the primary source is electrically connected to a parking brake actuator. The power bridge has a second condition in which the primary power source is not active in which the secondary power source is electrically connected to the parking brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott J. Lauffer, John P. Joyce, Daniel A. Gabor, Samer Abbas, Steven R. El Aile
  • Patent number: 9630508
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method for controlling regenerative braking may utilize the maximum available regenerative braking torque for some time during a braking event. As the vehicle speed and/or powertrain torque decreases, the regenerative braking torque is controlled to deviate from the maximum. The point at which the regenerative braking torque deviates from the maximum is chosen based on the level of vehicle deceleration. The regenerative braking torque is then smoothly blended out until it reaches zero. The regenerative braking torque is brought to zero when the vehicle speed is very low, thereby eliminating the inefficiencies associated with operating a motor at a very low speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gabor, Dale Scott Crombez
  • Patent number: 9561786
    Abstract: A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, adjusting the feel of a brake pedal based on a comparison between a predetermined level of resistance to an input braking force and a measured input braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark Allen Shand, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 9457777
    Abstract: A system for applying regenerative braking during high friction coefficient braking of a vehicle includes at least one controller; at least one braking sensor interfacing with the at least one controller; a vehicle powertrain interfacing with the at least one controller; a brake pedal interfacing with the at least one controller; vehicle friction brakes interfacing with the at least one controller; and the at least one controller applies anti-lock braking torque to the vehicle brakes and simultaneously applies regenerative braking torque to the vehicle powertrain responsive to input from the at least one braking sensor. A method for applying regenerative braking during high friction coefficient braking of a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gabor, Dale Scott Crombez
  • Patent number: 9440638
    Abstract: A charge utilization control system for an electric vehicle includes a controller, an electric motor connected to the controller, a battery connected to the electric motor and an internal combustion engine connected to the controller. The controller is adapted to minimize electric charge stored in the battery as the electric vehicle approaches a charging destination for the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Booth, Dale Scott Crombez, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 9421956
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to various vehicle braking assemblies. Brake pedal arms include, for example, a cam block that is configured to simplify the engagement between the power booster and pedal arm. Cam block can be movable with respect to the pedal arm to manage the gap between the pedal arm and power booster in by-wire braking assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adil Kahn, Clement Sagan, Dale Scott Crombez, Daniel A. Gabor, Daniel Anthony Villar, Mark Muddiman, Prashanth Kaparthi
  • Publication number: 20160107625
    Abstract: A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, adjusting the feel of a brake pedal based on a comparison between a predetermined level of resistance to an input braking force and a measured input braking force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Allen Shand, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 9266507
    Abstract: A brake pedal assembly for a vehicle having a brake pedal arm having an initial position and an adjustment subassembly configured to adjust the initial position. The brake pedal assembly is further provided with a preload spring configured to provide a preload force to the brake pedal arm and a preload adjustment cam in cooperation with the brake pedal arm. The adjustment subassembly and the preload spring are configured to change the preload force in response to a change in the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Allen Shand, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 9254825
    Abstract: A vehicle regenerative braking control system includes a brake pedal; a brake pedal angle sensor interfacing with the brake pedal; a vehicle braking system interfacing with the brake pedal angle sensor, the vehicle braking system adapted to implement friction braking and regenerative braking responsive to receiving a brake pedal angle input signal from the brake pedal angle sensor; and at least one of a brake pedal switch and a brake master cylinder pressure sensor interfacing with the brake pedal and the vehicle braking system. The vehicle braking system is further adapted to implement friction braking and regenerative braking responsive to input from the at least one of a brake pedal switch and a brake master cylinder pressure sensor in the event that the vehicle braking system does not receive the brake pedal angle input signal from the brake pedal angle sensor. A regenerative braking control method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLc
    Inventors: Jinkoo Lee, Dale Scott Crombez, Daniel A. Gabor, Scott J. Lauffer, John P. Joyce
  • Publication number: 20160016565
    Abstract: A system for applying regenerative braking during high friction coefficient braking of a vehicle includes at least one controller; at least one braking sensor interfacing with the at least one controller; a vehicle powertrain interfacing with the at least one controller; a brake pedal interfacing with the at least one controller; vehicle friction brakes interfacing with the at least one controller; and the at least one controller applies anti-lock braking torque to the vehicle brakes and simultaneously applies regenerative braking torque to the vehicle powertrain responsive to input from the at least one braking sensor. A method for applying regenerative braking during high friction coefficient braking of a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gabor, Dale Scott Crombez
  • Publication number: 20150344006
    Abstract: A brake pedal assembly for a vehicle having a brake pedal arm having an initial position and an adjustment subassembly configured to adjust the initial position. The brake pedal assembly is further provided with a preload spring configured to provide a preload force to the brake pedal arm and a preload adjustment cam in cooperation with the brake pedal arm. The adjustment subassembly and the preload spring are configured to change the preload force in response to a change in the initial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Allen Shand, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 9174575
    Abstract: A driver prompting braking system includes a detection device adapted to sense at least one object in front of the vehicle; a detection system interfacing with the detection device, the detection system adapted to detect the at least one object; and a brake coaching system interfacing with the detection system, the brake coaching system adapted to determine a brake application timing for an operator of the vehicle to avoid the object and optimize fuel economy of the vehicle. A driver prompting braking method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Mitts, Aaron L. Mills, Dale Scott Crombez, Daniel A. Gabor
  • Patent number: 9145886
    Abstract: An electric vacuum pump backup control system includes a brake on/off switch, a primary electric vacuum pump control interfacing with the brake on/off switch, a secondary electric vacuum pump control interfacing with the brake on/off switch and the primary electric vacuum pump control and an electric vacuum pump interfacing with the primary electric vacuum pump control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Russ William Ferguson, Daniel A. Gabor, Gunnar Robert Ross, John Phillip McCormick