Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Gabalski

Jeffrey Gabalski 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: 10946776
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base frame and first and second guide brackets coupled to opposed sides of the base frame. The first and second guide brackets each include slots disposed therethrough. First and second support brackets are slideably mounted to the slots of the first and second guide brackets, respectively. A seat portion includes a seat frame that is pivotally coupled to the first and second support brackets at opposed first and second ends of the seat frame. The seat frame is configured to pivot with respect to the first and second support brackets between use and upright non-use positions. The base frame is rotatably supported on a swivel mechanism for rotation of the seat assembly between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Jeffrey Gabalski, Johnathan Andrew Line, Joshua Gauthier, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Publication number: 20200406794
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base frame and first and second guide brackets coupled to opposed sides of the base frame. The first and second guide brackets each include slots disposed therethrough. First and second support brackets are slideably mounted to the slots of the first and second guide brackets, respectively. A seat portion includes a seat frame that is pivotally coupled to the first and second support brackets at opposed first and second ends of the seat frame. The seat frame is configured to pivot with respect to the first and second support brackets between use and upright non-use positions. The base frame is rotatably supported on a swivel mechanism for rotation of the seat assembly between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Jeffrey Gabalski, Johnathan Andrew Line, Joshua Gauthier, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10647236
    Abstract: A latch assembly for a seating assembly includes a dual cam latch positioned on a sector arm. The sector arm includes first and second pins. The first pin operably couples a structural cam to the sector arm. The structural cam is operable between blocked and removed positions. An adjustment cam is operably coupled to the structural cam and the sector arm by the first pin. A locking hook is operably coupled to the sector arm by the second pin and is rotatable between a locked and unlocked positions. A return spring operably couples the locking hook with the structural cam. The locking hook is rotated to the unlocked position when the structural cam is drawn to the removed position. When the locking hook is rotated to the unlocked position, the sector arm is movable into a pitched position to provide entry space rearward of the seating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey Gabalski
  • Patent number: 10618444
    Abstract: A seating assembly comprises a seat base operably coupled to a track assembly and a latch assembly configured to couple the seat base to the track assembly. The latch assembly comprises a sector arm operably coupled to a first pivot pin and a second pivot pin, wherein the first pivot pin is operably coupled to the seat base, a striker operably coupled to the second pivot pin and including a striker pin, and a dual cam latch operably coupled to the sector arm and disposed between the first pivot pin and the second pivot pin and operable between a lowered position in which the latch assembly is engaged with the striker pin and a raised position in which the latch assembly is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey Gabalski
  • Patent number: 10562417
    Abstract: A reclining seat assembly comprises a lower seating structure having an inboard side and an outboard side and a seatback pivotally affixed to the lower seating structure, the seatback having an inboard side and an outboard side. A gear system operatively couples one of the inboard side or the outboard side of the seatback to the corresponding inboard side or outboard side of the lower seating structure. The gear system operatively rotates the seatback relative to the lower seating structure. An actuator is coupled to the gear system to move the seatback between angular positions. A metal rod extends between the inboard side and outboard side of the seatback and has an inboard end and an outboard end. A threaded fastener assembly operably couples the inboard end and the outboard end of the metal rod to the inboard side and the outboard side of the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gabalski, Jung Jeon, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 10442395
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a floor portion; a row of seating; and a first anchor bracket including: a seatbelt webbing attachment portion to which a first seatbelt webbing, configured to secure an occupant to the row of seating, is attached; and a cargo securement attachment portion to which a cargo securement device, configured to secure one or more pieces of cargo above the floor portion adjacent the row of seating, is attached. The vehicle can further include a second anchor bracket including a seatbelt webbing attachment portion to which a second seatbelt webbing, configured to secure an occupant to the row of seating, is attached, and a cargo securement attachment portion to which the cargo securement device is attached. The first anchor bracket and second anchor bracket can be identically shaped and interchangeable during assembly of the vehicle. The first anchor bracket and second anchor bracket can be shaped differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sri Adiraju, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Jr., Jeffrey Gabalski, Richard Moss
  • Patent number: 10442320
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a striker pin operably coupled to a track assembly, a sector arm operably coupled to a seat base and defining a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis, a dual cam latch disposed between the second pivot axis and the seat base when the sector arm is in a raised position and engageable with the striker pin when the sector arm is in a lowered position, wherein the dual cam latch is releasable by a forward movement of a seatback, a release cam operably coupled to the sector arm along the second pivot axis, wherein the release cam is configured to rotate downward when the sector arm is in the raised position, and a release bar including a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion is engageable by the release cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey Gabalski
  • Publication number: 20190225129
    Abstract: A latch assembly comprises a sector arm including a first pin and a second pin, wherein the first pin operably couples a structural cam to the sector arm, the structural cam being operable between an blocked and removed position, an adjustment cam operably coupled to the structural cam and the sector arm by the first pin, a locking hook operably coupled to the sector arm by the second pin and rotatable between a locked position and a unlocked position, and a return spring operably coupling the locking hook with the structural cam, wherein the locking hook is rotated to the unlocked position when the structural cam is drawn to the removed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey Gabalski
  • Publication number: 20190225130
    Abstract: A seating assembly comprises a seat base operably coupled to a track assembly and a latch assembly configured to couple the seat base to the track assembly. The latch assembly comprises a sector arm operably coupled to a first pivot pin and a second pivot pin, wherein the first pivot pin is operably coupled to the seat base, a striker operably coupled to the second pivot pin and including a striker pin, and a dual cam latch operably coupled to the sector arm and disposed between the first pivot pin and the second pivot pin and operable between a lowered position in which the latch assembly is engaged with the striker pin and a raised position in which the latch assembly is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey Gabalski
  • Publication number: 20190225120
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a striker pin operably coupled to a track assembly, a sector arm operably coupled to a seat base and defining a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis, a dual cam latch disposed between the second pivot axis and the seat base when the sector arm is in a raised position and engageable with the striker pin when the sector arm is in a lowered position, wherein the dual cam latch is releasable by a forward movement of a seatback, a release cam operably coupled to the sector arm along the second pivot axis, wherein the release cam is configured to rotate downward when the sector arm is in the raised position, and a release bar including a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion is engageable by the release cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey Gabalski
  • Publication number: 20190176750
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a floor portion; a row of seating; and a first anchor bracket including: a seatbelt webbing attachment portion to which a first seatbelt webbing, configured to secure an occupant to the row of seating, is attached; and a cargo securement attachment portion to which a cargo securement device, configured to secure one or more pieces of cargo above the floor portion adjacent the row of seating, is attached. The vehicle can further include a second anchor bracket including a seatbelt webbing attachment portion to which a second seatbelt webbing, configured to secure an occupant to the row of seating, is attached, and a cargo securement attachment portion to which the cargo securement device is attached. The first anchor bracket and second anchor bracket can be identically shaped and interchangeable during assembly of the vehicle. The first anchor bracket and second anchor bracket can be shaped differently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Sri Adiraju, Edward Joseph DeSmet, JR., Jeffrey Gabalski, Richard Moss
  • Publication number: 20180281633
    Abstract: A reclining seat assembly comprises a lower seating structure having an inboard side and an outboard side and a seatback pivotally affixed to the lower seating structure, the seatback having an inboard side and an outboard side. A gear system operatively couples one of the inboard side or the outboard side of the seatback to the corresponding inboard side or outboard side of the lower seating structure. The gear system operatively rotates the seatback relative to the lower seating structure. An actuator is coupled to the gear system to move the seatback between angular positions. A metal rod extends between the inboard side and outboard side of the seatback and has an inboard end and an outboard end. A threaded fastener assembly operably couples the inboard end and the outboard end of the metal rod to the inboard side and the outboard side of the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gabalski, Jung Jeon, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 8955910
    Abstract: A recliner heart spacer ring includes a body portion having a substantially consistent inner diameter. First and second inner cutouts are diametrically opposed from one another. First and second pairs of retention features are diametrically opposed from one another and are adapted to engage a swing gate of a recliner heart. The recliner heart spacer ring guides the swing gate as the swing gate transitions between a range of positions associated with a seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Khaled Ayyash, Jeffrey Gabalski, Robert Jen-Yue Du
  • Publication number: 20130313877
    Abstract: A recliner heart spacer ring includes a body portion having a substantially consistent inner diameter. First and second inner cutouts are diametrically opposed from one another. First and second pairs of retention features are diametrically opposed from one another and are adapted to engage a swing gate of a recliner heart. The recliner heart spacer ring guides the swing gate as the swing gate transitions between a range of positions associated with a seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Khaled Ayyash, Jeffrey Gabalski, Robert Jen-Yue Du
  • Patent number: 7188904
    Abstract: A powered seat assembly for reducing end-play of an associated lead screw interconnecting a pivotally secured seat back to a motor gear box. A motor actuates the lead screw through an input to the motor gear box and in order to pivotally readjust the seat back. The seat assembly includes a base plate, the seat back pivotally securing to a forward location of the base plate, the motor gear box securing to a rearward location. A bracket secures to an intermediate location of the base plate, a slot defined in an extending portion of the bracket defining a passage therethrough for the lead screw. A spacer bushing is supported upon the lead screw and adheres against a face of the bracket opposite the pivotally secured seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: BAE Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Bruck, Jeffrey A. Gabalski
  • Patent number: 7189111
    Abstract: An assembly and associated method for securing a connector to an electric motor. An elongated bracket has a specified shape and size and is constructed of a spring steel material. A pair of screws secure the bracket at a first end to a supporting location associated with the electric motor. A downwardly projecting portion associated with an intermediate location of the bracket biases the bracket in an angled fashion relative to the motor. An extending location of the bracket is arrayed in offset fashion relative a surface and includes an end-angled tab adapted to receive the connector in securely engaged fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: BAE Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Gabalski, Stephen Bruck
  • Publication number: 20060264095
    Abstract: An assembly and associated method for securing a connector to an electric motor. An elongated bracket has a specified shape and size and is constructed of a spring steel material. A pair of screws secure the bracket at a first end to a supporting location associated with the electric motor. A downwardly projecting portion associated with an intermediate location of the bracket biases the bracket in an angled fashion relative to the motor. An extending location of the bracket is arrayed in offset fashion relative a surface and includes an end-angled tab adapted to receive the connector in securely engaged fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gabalski, Stephen Bruck
  • Publication number: 20050179296
    Abstract: A powered seat assembly for reducing end-play of an associated lead screw interconnecting a pivotally secured seat back to a motor gear box. A motor actuates the lead screw through an input to the motor gear box and in order to pivotally readjust the seat back. The seat assembly includes a base plate, the seat back pivotally securing to a forward location of the base plate, the motor gear box securing to a rearward location. A bracket secures to an intermediate location of the base plate, a slot defined in an extending portion of the bracket defining a passage therethrough for the lead screw. A spacer bushing is supported upon the lead screw and adheres against a face of the bracket opposite the pivotally secured seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Bruck, Jeffrey Gabalski