Patents by Inventor Jeffery N. Conley

Jeffery N. Conley 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: 20220097296
    Abstract: Methods of in-situ additively manufacturing (AM) a part include placing a blank of a decorative material onto a platform and applying an AM material onto the blank such that the blank and the AM material simultaneously contour to a shape of the platform to form the part. The AM material may be applied onto the part by an extrusion process. The blank and the AM material may be under vacuum. The blank and/or the AM material may be directly or indirectly heated while the AM material is applied onto the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Bedard, Matthew Cassoli, Jeffery N. Conley, Giuseppe Domenic Lacaria
  • Publication number: 20170246782
    Abstract: A method is provided for molding a composite sheet in an injection molding press including a female mold tool and a cooperating male mold tool. The method includes the steps of loading the composite sheet into an open mold, positioning a heating element between the composite sheet and the female mold tool to preheat the composite sheet and a cavity of the female mold tool and removing the heating element and closing the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffery N. Conley, Charles Alan Rocco
  • Publication number: 20160263800
    Abstract: A method is provided for molding a composite sheet in an injection molding press including a female mold tool and a cooperating male mold tool. The method includes the steps of loading the composite sheet into an open mold, positioning a heating element between the composite sheet and the female mold tool to preheat the composite sheet and a cavity of the female mold tool and removing the heating element and closing the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffery N. Conley, Charles Alan Rocco
  • Patent number: 8627876
    Abstract: A mold core package for forming a molding tool includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate layers form sacrificial walls defining a mold cavity. A sacrificial displacement line and a sacrificial displacement body extend from the mold core package and are adapted to displace a molten material applied to the mold core package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Jeffery N. Conley, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Bernie Gerard Marchetti, Larry Edward Ellis, Harold P. Sears, James Todd Kloeb, Alan Lawrence Jacobson, Ronald Hasenbusch
  • Patent number: 8567477
    Abstract: A mold core package for forming a molding tool includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate layers form sacrificial walls. An elongate sacrificial displacement line extends through the mold core package adjacent a forming surface of the mold core package. A mold cavity is defined by the stacked particulate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Jeffery N. Conley, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Bernie Gerard Marchetti, Larry Edward Ellis, Harold P. Sears, James Todd Kloeb, Alan Lawrence Jacobson, Ronald Hasenbusch
  • Patent number: 8544878
    Abstract: An active bolster for automotive crash protection has front and back walls with their outer peripheral edges sealed together to provide a bladder chamber therebetween. A gas source supplies an expansion gas to inflate the bladder chamber during a crash. The back wall has a pleated section comprising a plurality of generally-parallel rows of generally-circumferential pleats that unfold during inflation. The unfolding of the pleats controls a deployment trajectory of the front wall, and the pleats have an undulating transverse curve length corresponding to a maximum trajectory of the front wall. The pleated section further comprises a plurality of transverse ribs joining adjacent pleats in selected locations to reduced the unfolding during inflation to provide a modified deployment trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond E. Kalisz, Jeffery N. Conley, Nicholas A. Mazzocchi
  • Publication number: 20130220572
    Abstract: A molding assembly for making molded parts includes a molding tool having conformal fluid lines that follow contours of a molding surface of the molding tool. The conformal fluid lines are defined in the molding tool during casting by sacrificial displacement lines formed by a three-dimensional printer. A temperature control station is coupled to the molding tool and includes a heating and cooling fluid. A valve station regulates fluid flow to the molding tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Jeffery N. Conley, Bernie Gerard Marchetti
  • Publication number: 20130220573
    Abstract: A mold core package for forming a molding tool includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate layers form sacrificial walls defining a mold cavity. A sacrificial displacement line and a sacrificial displacement body extend from the mold core package and are adapted to displace a molten material applied to the mold core package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Jeffery N. Conley, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Bernie Gerard Marchetti, Larry Edward Ellis, Harold P. Sears, James Todd Kloeb, Alan Lawrence Jacobson, Ronald Hasenbusch
  • Publication number: 20130221192
    Abstract: A mold core package for forming a molding tool with a removable insert includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate layers form molding pattern walls that generally define a base mold cavity and an insert mold cavity defining a mold surface. A sacrificial displacement line extends through the insert mold cavity closely following contours of the mold surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Jeffery N. Conley, Bernie Gerard Marchetti
  • Publication number: 20130220569
    Abstract: A mold core package for forming a molding tool includes a plurality of stacked particulate layers having a binding agent. The plurality of stacked particulate layers form sacrificial walls. An elongate sacrificial displacement line extends through the mold core package adjacent a forming surface of the mold core package. A mold cavity is defined by the stacked particulate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles Alan Rocco, Jeffery N. Conley, Raymond Edward Kalisz, Bernie Gerard Marchetti, Larry Edward Ellis, Harold P. Sears, James Todd Kloeb, Alan Lawrence Jacobson, Roland Hasenbusch
  • Patent number: 8474868
    Abstract: An active bolster for an automotive vehicle has base wall for mounting against a rigid structure of the vehicle. A front wall overlies the base wall and forms an interior trim piece of the vehicle. The base wall has a first surface facing the front wall, and the front wall has a second surface facing the base wall. The base wall and front wall are joined around a closed perimeter to form an inflatable bladder with an initial open space between the first and second surfaces. The base wall includes a wide rib projecting from the first surface continuously along the closed perimeter, the wide rib having a minimum radial width along the closed perimeter equal to a first predetermined radial width. The front wall includes a plurality of narrow ribs projecting concentrically from the second surface continuously along the closed perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond E. Kalisz, Jeffery N. Conley
  • Publication number: 20120267878
    Abstract: An active bolster for an automotive vehicle has base wall for mounting against a rigid structure of the vehicle. A front wall overlies the base wall and forms an interior trim piece of the vehicle. The base wall has a first surface facing the front wall, and the front wall has a second surface facing the base wall. The base wall and front wall are joined around a closed perimeter to form an inflatable bladder with an initial open space between the first and second surfaces. The base wall includes a wide rib projecting from the first surface continuously along the closed perimeter, the wide rib having a minimum radial width along the closed perimeter equal to a first predetermined radial width. The front wall includes a plurality of narrow ribs projecting concentrically from the second surface continuously along the closed perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond E. Kalisz, Jeffery N. Conley
  • Patent number: 7487712
    Abstract: An in-vehicle coffee maker includes a coffee mug and a brewing station that receives the mug, and has a lid that secures the mug therein. A pump supplies water to the lid from a water reservoir via a water line. A heating element heats the water to a predetermined temperature. The mug includes a mug portion, a drink cap, and a pod retainer. The drink cap includes a pod chamber to hold coffee grounds, and the pod retainer secures the coffee grounds therein. The pod retainer includes a opening for water to pass through, into the pod chamber, which in turn includes an opening for water to drain downward into the mug. The lid of the brewing station includes a nozzle that forms a sealed engagement with the opening in the pod retainer so water supplied from the reservoir to the lid flows into the pod chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Jeffery N. Conley, Kurt Nuler, Michael Aaron Haen, Richard R. Vaughan