Patents by Inventor David Frederick Lyons

David Frederick Lyons 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: 20210046854
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a seatback support frame, a seatback trim assembly operably coupled with the seatback support frame, and a seatback rear panel operably coupled with the seatback support frame. An upper hood assembly is operably coupled with an upper portion of the seatback assembly, wherein the upper hood assembly comprises a bezel extending longitudinally between an upper portion of the seatback trim assembly and the seatback rear panel, the bezel having a forward outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback trim assembly and a rear outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Kevin Mozurkewich, Ryan Welch, Johnathan Line, David Frederick Lyons
  • Patent number: 10919425
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a seatback support frame, a seatback trim assembly operably coupled with the seatback support frame, and a seatback rear panel operably coupled with the seatback support frame. An upper hood assembly is operably coupled with an upper portion of the seatback assembly, wherein the upper hood assembly comprises a bezel extending longitudinally between an upper portion of the seatback trim assembly and the seatback rear panel, the bezel having a forward outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback trim assembly and a rear outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback rear panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Kevin Mozurkewich, Ryan Welch, Johnathan Line, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200406789
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a track assembly having a swivel mechanism slideably supported along the track assembly. A base frame is supported on the swivel mechanism between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations. A seatback is pivotally coupled to the base frame by a recliner mechanism. A seat portion is pivotally coupled to the base frame and includes a front edge. The seat portion is operable between first and second positions, such that the front edge of the seat portion defines a forward-most portion of the seat assembly when the seat portion is in the first position. Further, the front edge of the seat portion is vertically juxtaposed over the base frame when the seat portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Spencer Robert Hoernke, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200406787
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a mounting plate and a base frame rotatable mounted on the mounting plate by a swivel mechanism for swiveling the seat assembly between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations. A seat portion is operably coupled to the base frame and includes a front edge. The seat portion can be pivoted between use and upright non-use positions. The seat assembly includes a first rotational footprint when the seat portion is in the use position and a second rotational footprint that is less than the first rotational footprint when the seat portion is in the upright non-use position. The second rotational footprint is intended to accommodate swiveling of the seat assembly between the forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations within a vehicle interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Spencer Robert Hoernke, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200406788
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base frame supporting a lift mechanism. A seatback is operably coupled to a seat portion. The seatback and the seat portion are vertically adjustable as powered by the lift mechanism. The seat portion is pivotally coupled to the seatback by a support bracket for rotational movement between first and second positions. A seat frame of the seat portion is vertically juxtaposed over the lift mechanism when the seat portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Spencer Robert Hoernke, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200246933
    Abstract: An automatic knife sharpening machine may include a vice to grip a blade of a knife and a pair of grind wheels to grind material from the blade. The machine may include a scanner to determine a profile of an edge of the blade, and a sharpness sensor to determine a sharpness level of the edge. The machine may include a controller. The controller may perform a first sharpening pass on the knife by moving the grind wheels into contact with the blade, and advancing the grind wheels longitudinally along the blade from adjacent the vice towards a tip of the blade with the grind wheels in contact with the blade. The controller may determine, using the sharpness sensor, the sharpness level of the edge after the first sharpening pass and perform at least one second sharpening pass when the determined sharpness level is less than a threshold sharpness level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: THE HILLMAN GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Whitfield Janes FOWLER, Sean STONE, Ari BENNETT, Jeffrey KASTENBAUM, David Frederick LYONS, Dmitriy KOLCHIN
  • Publication number: 20200070297
    Abstract: One variation of a method for automatically re-sharpening a knife includes: receiving a knife at a vice; during a scan cycle, scanning the grind head along a blade of the knife from an initial longitudinal position proximal the vice toward a longitudinal end position and recording a sequence of vertical positions of segments of an edge of the blade at various longitudinal positions of the grind head based on outputs of a sensor arranged in the grind head; calculating a blade profile for the knife based on the sequence of vertical positions; and, during a grind cycle, actuating a grind wheel in the grind head and pitching the grind head while driving the grind head longitudinally along the blade to maintain an axis of the grind wheel substantially parallel to segments the blade profile corresponding to longitudinal positions of the grind head, relative to the vice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: David Frederick Lyons, Ari Bennett, Dimitriy Kolchin, Alejandro Jamarillo Gomez, Jeffrey Kastenbaum, Scott DeWinter, Whitfield Fowler
  • Patent number: 10537190
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems and methods for providing articulating point-of-sale (POS) apparatuses or devices, such as displays. In one embodiment, an articulating point-of-sale (POS) display assembly may include a base and a movable arm attached to the base. The movable arm may be configured to move from a first position to a second position with respect to the base. The assembly may further include a pivotable display device attached to the movable arm. The pivotable display device may be configured to pivot from a third position to a fourth position with respect to the movable arm. The assembly may also include an arm joint attaching the movable arm to the base, and a pivot joint attaching the pivotable display device to the movable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: William Sauway Law, Heather Lynn Klaubert, Sung Hoon Kim, Scott McKinley DeWinter, Christopher Loew, David Frederick Lyons, Leonard Speiser, John Beatty
  • Patent number: 10532677
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly for a motor vehicle has a lower seat and a seat back extending upwardly from the lower seat, and includes a cushion frame assembly having a lower seat cushion frame and a seat back cushion frame. A lower seat cushion module is mounted to the lower seat cushion frame of the cushion frame assembly, the lower seat cushion module comprising an EPP-based lower seat foam core and a lower seat trim cover fitted about an external surface of at least a portion of the foam core. A seat back cushion module is mounted to the seat back cushion frame of the cushion frame assembly, the seat back cushion module comprising an EPP-based seat back foam core and a seat back trim cover fitted about an external surface of at least a portion of the foam core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, David Frederick Lyons, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10427575
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for a high performance vehicle seat includes front and rear panels that are coupled to front and rear sides of a support member and further coupled to one another. The front panel includes a mounting surface with an outwardly extending frame substantially disposed around the mounting surface to define a receiving cradle. A headrest bun is releasably coupled to the mounting surface of the front panel. The headrest bun is configured to be easily mounted and removed from the mounting surface of the front panel. When the headrest bun is removed, the cradle is accessible and configured to receive the rear portion of a helmet of a vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Daniel Ferretti, David Frederick Lyons, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Patent number: 10363851
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for a vehicle seat includes a front panel with a base portion and a support portion. A rear panel includes a base portion and a support portion. A support member includes first and second legs that are interconnected by an upper cross member. First and second support wings are coupled to the first and second legs of the support member and outwardly extend therefrom. The base portion of the front panel couples to a front side of the first and second support wings. The base portion of the rear panel couples to a rear side of the first and second support wings. The support wings are overmolded to the support member along with one or more attachment features to interconnect the front and rear panels to one another around the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, David Frederick Lyons, Daniel Ferretti
  • Publication number: 20190126423
    Abstract: One variation of a method for automatically re-sharpening a knife includes: receiving a knife at a vice; during a scan cycle, scanning the grind head along a blade of the knife from an initial longitudinal position proximal the vice toward a longitudinal end position and recording a sequence of vertical positions of segments of an edge of the blade at various longitudinal positions of the grind head based on outputs of a sensor arranged in the grind head; calculating a blade profile for the knife based on the sequence of vertical positions; and, during a grind cycle, actuating a grind wheel in the grind head and pitching the grind head while driving the grind head longitudinally along the blade to maintain an axis of the grind wheel substantially parallel to segments the blade profile corresponding to longitudinal positions of the grind head, relative to the vice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: David Frederick Lyons, Ari Bennett, Dimitriy Kolchin, Alejandro Jamarillo Gomez, Jeffrey Kastenbaum, Scott DeWinter, Whitfield Fowler
  • Patent number: 10272535
    Abstract: One variation of a method for automatically re-sharpening a knife includes: receiving a knife at a vice; during a scan cycle, scanning the grind head along a blade of the knife from an initial longitudinal position proximal the vice toward a longitudinal end position and recording a sequence of vertical positions of segments of an edge of the blade at various longitudinal positions of the grind head based on outputs of a sensor arranged in the grind head; calculating a blade profile for the knife based on the sequence of vertical positions; and, during a grind cycle, actuating a grind wheel in the grind head and pitching the grind head while driving the grind head longitudinally along the blade to maintain an axis of the grind wheel substantially parallel to segments the blade profile corresponding to longitudinal positions of the grind head, relative to the vice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Systems LLC
    Inventors: David Frederick Lyons, Ari Bennett, Dimitriy Kolchin, Alejandro Jamarillo Gomez, Jeffrey Kastenbaum, Scott DeWinter, Whitfield Fowler
  • Patent number: 10239426
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback frame pivotally coupled to a seat member at a recliner mechanism. A first actuator is supported on the seatback frame, and a second actuator is coupled to the seatback frame having upper and lower portions with an intermediate portion disposed between the upper and lower portions. A first cable interconnects the first actuator with the upper portion of the second actuator, and a second cable interconnects the recliner mechanism with the lower portion of the second actuator. The first actuator actuates movement of the second actuator between at-rest and actuated positions. The second actuator actuates movement of the recliner mechanism between locked and released positions. The first cable travels a first distance when the first actuator is actuated, and the second cable travels a second lesser distance when the first actuator is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, David Frederick Lyons, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: D844046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva Raja Sekhar Reddy Yeruva, Sam Niansheng Qiu, David Frederick Lyons, Christopher Loew, Eric David Fuhs, John Daniel Beatty, Leonard Robert Speiser
  • Patent number: D844047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva Raja Sekhar Reddy Yeruva, Sam Niansheng Qiu, David Frederick Lyons, Christopher Loew, Eric David Fuhs, John Daniel Beatty, Leonard Robert Speiser
  • Patent number: D844696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva Raja Sekhar Reddy Yeruva, Sam Niansheng Qiu, David Frederick Lyons, Christopher Loew, Eric David Fuhs, John Daniel Beatty, Leonard Robert Speiser
  • Patent number: D851697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Niansheng Qiu, Siva Raja Sekhar Reddy Yeruva, Eric David Fuhs, John Daniel Beatty, Vincent Durieux, David Feicher, David Frederick Lyons, Christopher Loew
  • Patent number: D852268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: David Frederick Lyons, Christopher Loew, Leonard Speiser, John Beatty, Eric Fuhs
  • Patent number: D907038
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva Raja Sekhar Reddy Yeruva, Sam Niansheng Qiu, Christopher Loew, David Frederick Lyons, Eric David Fuhs, Vincent Durieux, John Daniel Beatty