Patents by Inventor Dean M. Jaradi

Dean M. Jaradi 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: 20230271588
    Abstract: A seatbelt retractor comprises a housing having a first end and a second end. The seatbelt retractor includes a spool having a first end and a second end each rotatably supported by the housing, the spool being elongated on an axis from the first end to the second end. The seatbelt retractor includes a torsion bar having a first end fixed to the first end of the spool and a second end operatively engaged with the housing. The torsion bar includes a wire elongated along the axis and connected to the first end of the torsion bar and the second end of the torsion bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20230264555
    Abstract: An assembly includes a rocker elongated along a vehicle longitudinal axis. A first slider is supported by the rocker. A second slider is supported by the rocker and is spaced from the first slider along the longitudinal axis. A first actuator is configured to slide the first slider relative to the rocker along a lateral axis. A second actuator is configured to slide the second slider relative to the rocker along the lateral axis. A cable extends from the first slider to the second slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Publication number: 20230264645
    Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle body including a body side. A front seat and a rear seat are adjacent to the body side. The front seat and the rear seat each include a seat bottom and a seat back that extends upwardly from the seat bottom. A side airbag is mounted to the vehicle body below the seat bottom of the front seat and the rear seat. A tether retractor is mounted to the vehicle body above the seat bottom of the front seat and the seat bottom of the rear seat. A tether extends from the side airbag to the tether retractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20230249636
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle frame and a bumper supported by the vehicle frame. A bumper extension is supported by the bumper and is moveable downwardly relative to the bumper from a raised position to a lowered position. A reinforcement has a first end fixed relative to vehicle frame and a second end fixed relative to the bumper extension. The reinforcement includes a lock fixing the first end and the second end of the reinforcement relative to each other when the bumper extension is in the lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Patent number: 11685336
    Abstract: A vehicle-hood assembly includes a vehicle hood and an energy absorber fixed to the vehicle hood. The energy absorber is releasable from a compressed position to an uncompressed position. The energy absorber includes a chamber that is sealed and vacuum pressurized in the compressed position. An actuator is configured to unseal the chamber to release the energy absorber from the compressed position to the uncompressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed D. Barbat, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 11685328
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a dash. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the dash and being inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes a knee chamber, a chest chamber supported by the knee chamber in the inflated position, and a head chamber supported by the chest chamber in the inflated position. The chest chamber is connected to the knee chamber at a lower seam that defines a lower fluid pathway. The head chamber is connected to the chest chamber at an upper seam that defines an upper fluid pathway. The assembly includes an inflator supported by the dash and being connected directly to the knee chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20230192027
    Abstract: A vehicle-hood assembly includes a vehicle hood and an energy absorber fixed to the vehicle hood. The energy absorber is releasable from a compressed position to an uncompressed position. The energy absorber includes a chamber that is sealed and vacuum pressurized in the compressed position. An actuator is configured to unseal the chamber to release the energy absorber from the compressed position to the uncompressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed D. Barbat, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20230182674
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a roof and a headliner. The vehicle includes a seat having an occupant seating area. The vehicle includes a curtain airbag. The curtain airbag includes an extension. The curtain airbag is inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The curtain airbag is between the roof and the headliner in the uninflated position. The curtain airbag is inflatable downwardly from the headliner to the inflated position. In the inflated position, the curtain airbag has a main chamber and the extension extending cross-vehicle from the main chamber and vehicle-forward of the occupant seating area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20230182834
    Abstract: A three-wheeled vehicle includes a vehicle frame defining an occupant compartment. The vehicle frame has a front. The vehicle frame includes a first side extending vehicle-rearward from the front. The vehicle frame includes a second side extending vehicle-rearward from the front. The vehicle frame includes a bottom segment and a top segment. The top segment and the bottom segment extend along the front and the first side and the second side of the vehicle frame. The bottom segment and the top segment are tubular. The three-wheeled vehicle includes a first wheel at a midline of the front of the vehicle frame, a second wheel on the first side of the vehicle frame, and a third wheel on the second side of the vehicle frame. The three-wheeled vehicle includes an airbag supported by the bottom segment. The airbag is inflatable exterior to the vehicle frame upwardly toward the top segment from an uninflated position to an inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11673524
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a first seat and a second seat. The assembly includes a crossbar positioned between the first seat and the second seat. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the crossbar. The assembly includes a controller programmed to position the crossbar in a raised position in response to a detected occupant egress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20230174157
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body defining a front wheel well. The vehicle body includes a rear wall vehicle-rearward of the front wheel well. The vehicle includes one or more cables supported at the rear wall. The cables are movable from a slack position to a taut position. The vehicle includes a pyrotechnic actuator operatively coupled to the cables to move the cables from the slack position to the taut position upon actuation of the pyrotechnic actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Patent number: 11667257
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an occupant seating area and a body side having a first pillar and a second pillar disposed vehicle-forward of the first pillar. An airbag is mounted to the first pillar and inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes a side lobe extending from the first pillar toward the second pillar in the inflated position. The airbag includes a front lobe extending cross-vehicle from the side lobe vehicle-forward of the occupant seating area in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20230158992
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a first seat and a second seat. The assembly includes a crossbar positioned between the first seat and the second seat. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the crossbar. The assembly includes a controller programmed to position the crossbar in a raised position in response to a detected occupant egress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11654846
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body defining a front wheel well. The vehicle includes an inflatable device that is a thermoplastic elastomer. The inflatable device is inflatable from an undeployed position to a deployed position. The vehicle body defines a cavity and the inflatable device has a forward chamber and a rearward chamber disposed in the cavity in the undeployed position. The forward chamber expands vehicle-forward from the vehicle body into the wheel well from the undeployed position to the deployed position. The rearward chamber expands vehicle-rearward along the cavity from the undeployed position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11654802
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback defining an occupant-seating area. The seatback has a frame and a rear trim cover. The frame is between the occupant-seating area and the rear trim cover. The assembly includes a seat bottom extending from the seatback below the occupant-seating area. The assembly includes a deformable cell between the frame and the rear trim cover. The deformable cell extends from a first end proximate the frame to a second end proximate the rear trim cover. The deformable cell has a contraction between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra, Rahul Arora
  • Patent number: 11648907
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle pillar. The assembly includes a vehicle door adjacent the vehicle pillar. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the vehicle door. The airbag includes an upper portion inflatable upwardly and a lower portion inflatable downwardly. The assembly includes a pyrotechnic device supported by the vehicle pillar. The assembly includes a cable extending along the vehicle pillar from the pyrotechnic device and coupling the upper portion of the airbag to the pyrotechnic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Patent number: 11639153
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body having a pillar. The vehicle includes a track supported by the pillar. The vehicle includes a bar supported by the track. The bar is slidable relative to the track from a raised position to a lowered position. The vehicle includes a seatbelt webbing extending over the bar. The vehicle includes a piston supported by the pillar. The piston includes a piston rod connected to the bar and a piston cylinder supported by the pillar. The piston rod and the piston cylinder define a volume filled with a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Patent number: 11639147
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor and a seat supported by the floor. The seat is translatable relative to the floor along a longitudinal axis of the vehicle. An airbag housing is supported by the floor and is disposed alongside the seat. The airbag housing is translatable relative to the floor along the longitudinal axis. An airbag is supported by the airbag housing. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position that extends from the airbag housing away from the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11628795
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a middle console. The assembly includes a seatback including a vehicle-rearward side. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the middle console. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position includes a middle portion and an extension. The extension extends from the middle portion along the vehicle-rearward side of the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Zhenyan Gao, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Luohui Long
  • Patent number: 11623603
    Abstract: An airbag includes a U-shaped chamber, a head-impact chamber, and an uninflatable panel. The U-shaped chamber has a first side leg, a second side leg, and a top extending from the first side leg to the second side leg. The head-impact chamber is disposed between the first side leg and the second side leg. The uninflatable panel extends from the first leg to the second leg adjacent the head-impact chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignees: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Rongrong Zhou, Robert William McCoy, David W. Schneider, Dean M. Jaradi, Kevin Siasoco, Frank J. Herzenstiel