Patents by Inventor Jeffery T. Bonk

Jeffery T. Bonk 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: 11117537
    Abstract: A vehicle seat for supporting an occupant in a vehicle. The vehicle seat includes a backrest and a headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffery T. Bonk
  • Patent number: 11083379
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat and a seat cover. The seat is adapted to support an occupant resting thereon. The seat cover is coupled to the seat and arranged to lie between the occupant and the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Perraut, Jeffery T. Bonk
  • Patent number: 10829019
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat back includes a back rest and a headrest coupled to the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Dexter, Rod Goodrich, Jeffery T. Bonk, Ying (Carolyn) Zhao
  • Patent number: 10786162
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Dana R. Lowell, Sean M. Montgomery, Brian R. Dexter, Jeffery T. Bonk, David L. Cummings, Alexander S. Haase, Samuel Baudu, Radouane Boussetta, Pioter Drubetskoy, Anne-Isabelle Dacosta-Mallet
  • Publication number: 20200298784
    Abstract: A vehicle seat for supporting an occupant in a vehicle. The vehicle seat includes a backrest and a headrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffery T. BONK
  • Patent number: 10640016
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle to move relative to the floor. The seat bottom and seat back extend upwardly away from the vehicle floor and move relative to the vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Faurencia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Bonk, Donald A. Sharnowski
  • Patent number: 10493864
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom coupled to a floor to move relative to the floor and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Dale J. Frye, Jeffery T. Bonk, Matthew Shinew, Todd Zeilinger
  • Patent number: 10479234
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom coupled to a floor of the vehicle and a seat back configured to pivot about a seat-back pivot axis relative to the seat bottom. The occupant support further includes a seatback-motion controller configured to control movement of the seat back relative to the seat bottom between a blocked arrangement and a freed arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Jeffery T. Bonk, Tristan Vanfossen
  • Patent number: 10427553
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to extend away from the seat bottom. The seat back includes a backrest an a headrest coupled to the backrest to locate the backrest between the headrest and the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Bonk, Dale J. Frye, Jared A. Judson, Timothy J. Moulton, Todd Zeilinger, Matthew Shinew
  • Patent number: 10391887
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom coupled to a floor of a vehicle to move relative to the floor and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Dale J. Frye, Jeffery T. Bonk
  • Patent number: 10300811
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to extend upwardly away from the seat bottom and move relative to the seat bottom. The vehicle seat is coupled to a vehicle floor for movement relative to the vehicle floor between a use arrangement and a storage arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Bonk, Dale J. Frye, Timothy L. Moulton, Jared A. Judson
  • Patent number: 10232743
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom coupled to a floor of the vehicle and a seat back configured to pivot about a seat-back pivot axis relative to the seat bottom. The occupant support further includes a recliner configured to control movement of the seat back relative to the seat bottom and a recliner actuator configured to lock and unlock the recliner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Jeffery T. Bonk, Tristan J. Vanfossen
  • Patent number: 10220729
    Abstract: An occupant support for a vehicle includes a vehicle seat and a foundation. The vehicle seat is configured to support an occupant of the vehicle above a floor of the vehicle. The foundation is configured to interconnect the vehicle seat to the floor to permit movement of the vehicle seat relative to the floor along a linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Dale J. Frye, Jeffery T. Bonk, Victoria Urban, Brendan Laiben, Christian Teske, Jake Sternberg, John Gettermeyer
  • Publication number: 20190038147
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat and a seat cover. The seat is adapted to support an occupant resting thereon. The seat cover is couple to the seat and arranged to lie between the occupant and the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: John M. PERRAUT, Jeffery T. BONK, Chad W. DURKEE, Todd SIETING
  • Publication number: 20190038229
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat and a seat cover. The seat is adapted to support an occupant resting thereon. The seat cover is couple to the seat and arranged to lie between the occupant and the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: John M. PERRAUT, Jeffery T. BONK
  • Patent number: 10189379
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a track coupled to a floor of a vehicle, a seat bottom coupled to the track, and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to extend upwardly away from the seat bottom. The track interconnects the seat back and seat bottom to the floor to cause the seat bottom and seat back to slide back and forth relative to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Bonk, Dale J. Frye, David A. Moelker, Matthew Shinew
  • Publication number: 20180370391
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom coupled to a floor of the vehicle and a seat back configured to pivot about a seat-back pivot axis relative to the seat bottom. The occupant support further includes a seatback-motion controller configured to control movement of the seat back relative to the seat bottom between a blocked arrangement and a freed arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Cedric KETELS, Jeffery T. BONK, Tristan VANFOSSEN
  • Publication number: 20180319292
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle to move relative to the floor. The seat bottom and seat back extend upwardly away from the vehicle floor and move relative to the vehicle floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffery T. BONK, Donald A. SHARNOWSKI
  • Patent number: 10106056
    Abstract: An occupant support for a vehicle includes a vehicle seat and a foundation. The vehicle seat is configured to support an occupant of the vehicle above a floor of the vehicle. The foundation is configured to interconnect the vehicle seat to the floor to permit movement of the vehicle seat relative to the floor along a linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Bonk, Dale J. Frye
  • Publication number: 20180264975
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to extend away from the seat bottom. The seat back includes a backrest an a headrest coupled to the backrest to locate the backrest between the headrest and the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffery T. BONK, Dale J. FRYE, Jared A. JUDSON, Timothy J. MOULTON, Todd ZEILINGER, Matthew SHINEW