Patents by Inventor Jimmy Moua

Jimmy Moua 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: 10967765
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback with a frame assembly having first and second portions. A primary structure extends between the first and second portions and defines a seating surface. A secondary structure extends between the first and second portions. A retractor mechanism is disposed on one of the first and second portions and is selectively positionable in an unlocked, a locked, or a pre-tensioned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line, Scott Holmes Dunham, Jimmy Moua
  • Publication number: 20210094444
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A carriage is coupled to a lower surface of the seat base and includes a locating protrusion on a bottom surface thereof. The track assembly includes a rail. A rail cartridge is slidably engaged with the rail. The rail cartridge defines a locating hole for receiving the locating protrusion. A first electrical connector is coupled to the rail cartridge. A second electrical connector is coupled to the carriage and operable between engaged and disengaged positions. An actuation member is configured to move the second electrical connector between the engaged and disengaged positions. When the second electrical connector is in the engaged position, an electrical connection is formed between the first and second electrical connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Jimmy Moua, Joshua Gauthier, Macit Aktas, Gregory Hagedorn, Joseph Michael Kish
  • Publication number: 20210078510
    Abstract: A track assembly includes a rail cartridge slidably coupled with a track. A first electrical connector is positioned within the rail cartridge. A connection cartridge defines a channel and includes a second electrical connector configured to selectively engage with the first electrical connector. An actuation member is positioned within the channel of the connection cartridge and is coupled with the second electrical connector. A spring is operably coupled to the actuation member and is configured to bias the actuation member in a first position. An actuator is operably coupled with the actuation member. The actuator is moved upward against the bias of the spring to move the actuation member to a second position when the actuator contacts the rail cartridge of the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Joseph Michael Kish, David James Tippy, Jimmy Moua, Gregory Hagedorn, Adam Ewel, Joshua Gauthier, Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 10926668
    Abstract: A track assembly is provided that includes a track operably coupled with a floor pan. A rail cartridge is slidably coupled with the track. The rail cartridge includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion defines a receiving well. A connection cartridge is operably coupled with a seat base. The connection cartridge includes an interface member and defines a slot. The upper portion of the rail cartridge is received within the slot. The interface member is received within the receiving well of the rail cartridge. A latch mechanism includes a release lever and a tab. The release lever is configured to selectively lower the tab to open the receiving well of the rail cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Jimmy Moua, Gregory Hagedorn, Adam Ewel
  • Patent number: 10919474
    Abstract: A system includes a rail including a capacitive transmitter, a computer programmed to send an actuation identifier code along the capacitive transmitter, and a plurality of seats supported by the rail, each seat including a seat controller communicatively connected to the capacitive transmitter. Each seat controller is programmed to actuate a safety device when a device identifier code corresponding to the safety device matches the actuation identifier code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Mark A. Cuddihy, Derek Board, Jimmy Moua, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10912916
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for automatic display modifications to avoid motion sickness. Example methods may include determining a first acceleration value of a device in a first direction, determining a first acceleration vector using the first acceleration value, and determining a baseline location of a focal point of a display of the device. Some embodiments may include determining a first adjusted location of the focal point of the display based at least in part on the first acceleration vector, and causing presentation of a graphical indicator of the first adjusted location of the focal point at the display, where the graphical indication is positioned at a second direction relative to the baseline location, and the second direction is opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Dry, Jimmy Moua, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss
  • Publication number: 20200398776
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rail-mounted component and a restraint monitoring system. The rail-mounted component can include one or more restraints. The restraint monitoring system includes a restraint control module, an encoder-decoder module, and a rail-mounted component control module. The rail-mounted component control module can include a restraint deployment loop and a restraint diagnostic loop. The restraint deployment loop can include a deployment signal amplifier. The restraint diagnostic loop can include a diagnostic signal amplifier. In examples that include both the deployment signal amplifier and the diagnostic signal amplifier, the deployment signal amplifier and the diagnostic signal amplifier may be wired in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: David James Tippy, Alan George Dry, Mark A. Cuddihy, Derek Board, Jimmy Moua, Galen Keith Thomas, Ajeya Gupta, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20200376986
    Abstract: A track assembly is provided that includes a track operably coupled with a floor pan. A rail cartridge is slidably coupled with the track. The rail cartridge includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion defines a receiving well. A connection cartridge is operably coupled with a seat base. The connection cartridge includes an interface member and defines a slot. The upper portion of the rail cartridge is received within the slot. The interface member is received within the receiving well of the rail cartridge. A latch mechanism includes a release lever and a tab. The release lever is configured to selectively lower the tab to open the receiving well of the rail cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Jimmy Moua, Gregory Hagedorn, Adam Ewel
  • Publication number: 20200346564
    Abstract: A track assembly for a vehicle includes a rail assembly. The rail assembly defines an interior aperture. The interior aperture may be inaccessible from a top side, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side of the rail assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Joseph Michael Kish, Jimmy Moua, Joseph Raymond Comeau
  • Publication number: 20200324721
    Abstract: A system includes a rail including a capacitive transmitter, a computer programmed to send an actuation identifier code along the capacitive transmitter, and a plurality of seats supported by the rail, each seat including a seat controller communicatively connected to the capacitive transmitter. Each seat controller is programmed to actuate a safety device when a device identifier code corresponding to the safety device matches the actuation identifier code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ALAN GEORGE DRY, MARK A. CUDDIHY, DEREK BOARD, JIMMY MOUA, JOHNATHAN ANDREW LINE
  • Patent number: 10744911
    Abstract: A lifter mechanism for an edge of a seat cushion includes a bracket pivotable about a transverse bar. The bracket includes a forward lever and a rearward portion. The forward lever is coupled to a channel within a flange of a seat suspension. The rearward portion is coupled to a linkage. The linkage is coupled to a seatback. The forward lever raises an edge of the seat suspension upon the seatback pivoting to a predetermined reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Jimmy Moua, Adam Ewel, Corbin Shea Johnston, Robert Damerow, Paul Iacoban, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Publication number: 20200247356
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback with a frame assembly having first and second portions. A primary structure extends between the first and second portions and defines a seating surface. A secondary structure extends between the first and second portions. A retractor mechanism is disposed on one of the first and second portions and is selectively positionable in an unlocked, a locked, or a pre-tensioned position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line, Scott Holmes Dunham, Jimmy Moua
  • Patent number: 10710473
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a track, a carriage displaceable along the track, a storage and seating module and a swivel. The swivel connects the storage and seating module to the carriage. The swivel allows the storage and seating module to be selectively oriented in a first position or a second position on the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Horace Hagedorn, Johnathan Andrew Line, Jimmy Moua, Adam Ewel
  • Publication number: 20200189498
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a track that defines a guide channel, first and second transmitters positioned on first and second sides of the guide channel, respectively, and a bridge that extends over an upper portion of the track to cover the guide channel when the bridge is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Daniel Ferretti, Jimmy Moua, Alan George Dry
  • Publication number: 20200114785
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a track, a carriage displaceable along the track, a storage and seating module and a swivel. The swivel connects the storage and seating module to the carriage. The swivel allows the storage and seating module to be selectively oriented in a first position or a second position on the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Horace Hagedorn, Johnathan Andrew Line, Jimmy Moua, Adam Ewel
  • Publication number: 20200061332
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for automatic display modifications to avoid motion sickness. Example methods may include determining a first acceleration value of a device in a first direction, determining a first acceleration vector using the first acceleration value, and determining a baseline location of a focal point of a display of the device. Some embodiments may include determining a first adjusted location of the focal point of the display based at least in part on the first acceleration vector, and causing presentation of a graphical indicator of the first adjusted location of the focal point at the display, where the graphical indication is positioned at a second direction relative to the baseline location, and the second direction is opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Dry, Jimmy Moua, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss
  • Patent number: 10569674
    Abstract: A seat assembly forming a substantially horizontal plane for an exposed surface of each of a lower seat cushion and a seatback cushion of a seatback comprises a lifter mechanism for a rearward edge of the lower seat cushion. The lifter mechanism comprises a bracket pivotable about a transverse bar fixedly mounted to a frame assembly for a lower seat assembly, the bracket comprising a forward lever and a rearward lever; and a link pinned at a first end to the seatback and pinned at a second end to the rearward lever by a slot. The rearward edge of the lower seat cushion is initially raised by the forward lever upon the seatback pivoting to a predetermined reclined position and the rearward edge of the lower seat cushion is raised to the substantially horizontal plane upon the seatback pivoting to a fully reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, James Patrick Creighton, Spencer R. Hoernke, Corbin S. Johnston, Jimmy Moua, Adam D. Ewel, Kevin R. Mozurkewich, Robert Lloyd Damerow, Paul Iacoban
  • Patent number: 10518693
    Abstract: A cargo-restraint system includes a cargo-restraint apparatus and an anchor plate disposed on a sidewall of a pickup-truck box. The cargo-restraint apparatus includes a spool supported for rotation within a housing, and a strap wound on the spool and extendable and retractable relative to the housing. A strap-return mechanism rotationally biases the spool in a return direction of the strap. A ratchet assembly is supported by the housing and is configured to resist rotation of the spool in the return direction when engaged and to permit rotation when disengaged. The housing is configured to connect with the anchor plate to secure the cargo-restraint apparatus to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmy Moua, Gregory Hagedorn, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20190389339
    Abstract: A lifter mechanism for an edge of a seat cushion includes a bracket pivotable about a transverse bar. The bracket includes a forward lever and a rearward portion. The forward lever is coupled to a channel within a flange of a seat suspension. The rearward portion is coupled to a linkage. The linkage is coupled to a seatback. The forward lever raises an edge of the seat suspension upon the seatback pivoting to a predetermined reclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Jimmy Moua, Adam Ewel, Corbin Shea Johnston, Robert Damerow, Paul Iacoban, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Patent number: 10513204
    Abstract: A lifter mechanism for an edge of a seat cushion includes a bracket detachable from and rotatable about a transverse bar. The bracket includes a forward lever and a rearward portion. The forward lever is coupled to a seat suspension. The rearward portion is coupled to a linkage. The linkage is coupled to a seatback. The forward lever raises an edge of the seat suspension upon the seatback pivoting to a predetermined reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Ewel, Jimmy Moua, Corbin Shea Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Robert Damerow, Johnathan Andrew Line, Paul Iacoban, S. M. Akbar Berry