Patents by Inventor Eric Wellington

Eric Wellington 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: 20210261077
    Abstract: Passenger restraint systems are provided. The restraint systems can include: a passenger seat supported by a frame; a restraint bar pivotably attached to the frame; and at least one piston operably engaged between the restraint bar and the frame. Restraint system pistons are provided. The pistons can include: a central chamber housing a piston head and rod; a fluid reservoir in fluid communication with the central chamber; and at least one electromechanical valve operable between an open and a closed position. Methods for restraining a passenger within a seat are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Advanced Concepts in Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Mike Syrcle, Eric Wellington
  • Patent number: 11007960
    Abstract: Passenger restraint systems are provided. The restraint systems can include: a passenger seat supported by a frame; a restraint bar pivotably attached to the frame; and at least one piston operably engaged between the restraint bar and the frame. Restraint system pistons are provided. The pistons can include: a central chamber housing a piston head and rod; a fluid reservoir in fluid communication with the central chamber; and at least one electromechanical valve operable between an open and a closed position. Methods for restraining a passenger within a seat are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Concepts in Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Mike Syrcle, Eric Wellington