Patents by Inventor Johnathan A. Line

Johnathan A. Line 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: 10926733
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seatback including a left lateral panel and a right lateral panel opposite the left lateral panel, a left airbag inflatable from the left lateral panel to an inflated position, a right airbag inflatable from the right lateral panel to an inflated position, a tether extending from the left lateral panel to the right lateral panel, and a sheet connected to the left airbag and the right airbag. The tether is connected to the left and right airbags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Brian Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, Johnathan Line, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Publication number: 20210046854
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a seatback support frame, a seatback trim assembly operably coupled with the seatback support frame, and a seatback rear panel operably coupled with the seatback support frame. An upper hood assembly is operably coupled with an upper portion of the seatback assembly, wherein the upper hood assembly comprises a bezel extending longitudinally between an upper portion of the seatback trim assembly and the seatback rear panel, the bezel having a forward outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback trim assembly and a rear outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Kevin Mozurkewich, Ryan Welch, Johnathan Line, David Frederick Lyons
  • Patent number: 10919425
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a seatback support frame, a seatback trim assembly operably coupled with the seatback support frame, and a seatback rear panel operably coupled with the seatback support frame. An upper hood assembly is operably coupled with an upper portion of the seatback assembly, wherein the upper hood assembly comprises a bezel extending longitudinally between an upper portion of the seatback trim assembly and the seatback rear panel, the bezel having a forward outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback trim assembly and a rear outer edge downwardly disposed against and in juxtaposed relation with the seatback rear panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Kevin Mozurkewich, Ryan Welch, Johnathan Line, David Frederick Lyons
  • Patent number: 10870381
    Abstract: A work surface is provided with a lock assembly. The lock assembly includes an actuator plate and a locking plate. The actuator plate includes a pin. The locking plate includes an angled slot that receives the pin of the actuator plate. Actuation of the actuator plate in a first direction causes the pin to move within the angled slot of the locking plate. The movement of the pin within the angled slot causes movement of the locking plate in a second direction, thereby actuating the locking plate between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Rodney Charles Brinker, Corbin Shea Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Line
  • Patent number: 10619661
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a truck bed having a sidewall extending upward from a floor panel, and an anchor plate secured to an internal surface of the sidewall. The vehicle further includes a mounting assembly removably secured to the anchor plate. The mounting assembly includes a planar plate defining an array of holes, and an attachment member secured to the plate. The attachment member defines a T-mount for engaging the anchor plate and a handle defining a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Hagedorn, Pattrick Loew, Johnathan Line
  • Publication number: 20200001765
    Abstract: A work surface is provided with a lock assembly. The lock assembly includes an actuator plate and a locking plate. The actuator plate includes a pin. The locking plate includes an angled slot that receives the pin of the actuator plate. Actuation of the actuator plate in a first direction causes the pin to move within the angled slot of the locking plate. The movement of the pin within the angled slot causes movement of the locking plate in a second direction, thereby actuating the locking plate between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Rodney Charles Brinker, Corbin Shea Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Line
  • Patent number: 10464460
    Abstract: A work surface for a vehicle includes an actuator plate that engages with a locking plate. Actuation of the actuator plate in a first direction induces actuation of the locking plate in a second direction, thereby actuating the locking plate between a locked and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Rodney Charles Brinker, Corbin Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Line
  • Publication number: 20190275979
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seatback including a left lateral panel and a right lateral panel opposite the left lateral panel, a left airbag inflatable from the left lateral panel to an inflated position, a right airbag inflatable from the right lateral panel to an inflated position, a tether extending from the left lateral panel to the right lateral panel, and a sheet connected to the left airbag and the right airbag. The tether is connected to the left and right airbags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Brian Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, Johnathan Line, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Patent number: 10399529
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat, two arms coupled to the seat, and an airbag coupled to each arm. Each arm is movable from a stowed position beside the seat to an extended position abutting the other arm. The airbags are inflatable toward the seat when the arms are in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Spahn, Alan Dry, Johnathan Line, Daniel Ferretti, Benjamin Yilma
  • Publication number: 20190219081
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a truck bed having a sidewall extending upward from a floor panel, and an anchor plate secured to an internal surface of the sidewall. The vehicle further includes a mounting assembly removably secured to the anchor plate. The mounting assembly includes a planar plate defining an array of holes, and an attachment member secured to the plate. The attachment member defines a T-mount for engaging the anchor plate and a handle defining a cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory HAGEDORN, Pattrick LOEW, Johnathan LINE
  • Publication number: 20190143870
    Abstract: A work surface for a vehicle includes an actuator plate that engages with a locking plate. Actuation of the actuator plate in a first direction induces actuation of the locking plate in a second direction, thereby actuating the locking plate between a locked and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Rodney Charles Brinker, Corbin Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Line
  • Publication number: 20190092264
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat, two arms coupled to the seat, and an airbag coupled to each arm. Each arm is movable from a stowed position beside the seat to an extended position abutting the other arm. The airbags are inflatable toward the seat when the arms are in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Spahn, Alan Dry, Johnathan Line, Daniel Ferretti, Benjamin Yilma
  • Patent number: 9758015
    Abstract: An HVAC comfort system operates in a cabin of a vehicle. A plurality of vehicle status parameters are measured including a cabin temperature and a seat occupancy configuration. The method detects whether the vehicle status parameters correspond to a predetermined override state. When the vehicle status parameters correspond to the predetermined override state, then a respective mandated setting is automatically activated. Unless prevented by the mandated setting, one of a plurality of HVAC modes is automatically selected in response to the cabin temperature and other inputs, wherein the HVAC modes include an extremity heating mode and a panel circulation mode. The extremity heating mode is comprised of automatic activation of a touchpoint heated surface and other outputs in response to the seat occupancy configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul B. Hoke, Johnathan A. Line, Gary A. Dage, Robert S. Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20150360538
    Abstract: An HVAC comfort system operates in a cabin of a vehicle. A plurality of vehicle status parameters are measured including a cabin temperature and a seat occupancy configuration. The method detects whether the vehicle status parameters correspond to a predetermined override state. When the vehicle status parameters correspond to the predetermined override state, then a respective mandated setting is automatically activated. Unless prevented by the mandated setting, one of a plurality of HVAC modes is automatically selected in response to the cabin temperature and other inputs, wherein the HVAC modes include an extremity heating mode and a panel circulation mode. The extremity heating mode is comprised of automatic activation of a touchpoint heated surface and other outputs in response to the seat occupancy configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: PAUL B. HOKE, JOHNATHAN A. LINE, GARY A. DAGE, ROBERT S. SAWYER
  • Patent number: 9150132
    Abstract: An HVAC comfort system operates in a cabin of a vehicle. A plurality of vehicle status parameters are measured including a cabin temperature and a seat occupancy configuration. The method detects whether the vehicle status parameters correspond to a predetermined override state. When the vehicle status parameters correspond to the predetermined override state, then a respective mandated setting is automatically activated. Unless prevented by the mandated setting, one of a plurality of HVAC modes is automatically selected in response to the cabin temperature and other inputs, wherein the HVAC modes include an extremity heating mode and a panel circulation mode. The extremity heating mode is comprised of automatic activation of a touchpoint heated surface and other outputs in response to the seat occupancy configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul B. Hoke, Johnathan A. Line, Gary A. Dage, Robert S. Sawyer
  • Patent number: D750926
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D750927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D750928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D750929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D767292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales