Patents by Inventor Joseph E Abramczyk

Joseph E Abramczyk 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: 11110883
    Abstract: An assembly includes an airbag having a fold releasable to a released position. The airbag has a vent. The assembly has a vent cover slidably supported by the airbag and slidable relative to the vent. The assembly has a first tether having an end connected to the fold and another end connected to the airbag. The assembly has a second tether connected to the fold and to the vent cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20210213903
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes an airbag inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes a first panel, a second panel, and an inflation chamber between the first panel and the second panel. The assembly includes an inflation restraint exterior to the inflation chamber. The inflation restraint includes a first end fixed to the first panel and a second end fixed to the second panel. The inflation restraint includes a releasable extension between the first end and the second end. The releasable extension is movable from an unreleased position to a released position as the airbag inflates to the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ZHIBING DENG, JOSEPH E. ABRAMCZYK, DEEPAK PATEL
  • Patent number: 11040688
    Abstract: A side airbag assembly includes a housing and an airbag in the housing. The housing has a top surface and a panel. The panel has a top end and a hinge connecting the top end to the top surface. The panel has a bottom end and two side ends extending from the top end to the bottom end. The panel has weakened joints at the bottom end and the side ends. The panel is rotatable relative to the top surface from an undeployed position to a generally upright position and the panel abuts the top surface in the generally upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20210179001
    Abstract: An assembly includes an airbag that has a panel defining an inflation chamber. The assembly includes a foam pad exterior to the inflation chamber with the foam pad fixed to the panel of the airbag. The foam pad is intended to provide an additional layer of reinforcement for the inflation chamber 18 when the foam pad interacts with its surroundings upon inflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: JOSEPH E. ABRAMCZYK, ZHIBING DENG, JEFFREY C. PADDOCK, DEEPAK PATEL
  • Patent number: 11001219
    Abstract: A restraint system includes an inflator, an airbag inflatable by the inflator and having an exterior surface, and a fabric tunnel attached on the exterior surface of the airbag and elongated from a sealed end to an open end. The tunnel is fluidly isolated from the inflator. The tunnel is oriented relative to the airbag so that the open end is aimed in a direction of motion during inflation of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Jeffrey C. Paddock
  • Publication number: 20200398783
    Abstract: A side airbag assembly includes a housing and an airbag in the housing. The housing has a top surface and a panel. The panel has a top end and a hinge connecting the top end to the top surface. The panel has a bottom end and two side ends extending from the top end to the bottom end. The panel has weakened joints at the bottom end and the side ends. The panel is rotatable relative to the top surface from an undeployed position to a generally upright position and the panel abuts the top surface in the generally upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20200346608
    Abstract: A restraint system includes an inflator, an airbag inflatable by the inflator and having an exterior surface, and a fabric tunnel attached on the exterior surface of the airbag and elongated from a sealed end to an open end. The tunnel is fluidly isolated from the inflator. The tunnel is oriented relative to the airbag so that the open end is aimed in a direction of motion during inflation of the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Jeffrey C. Paddock
  • Patent number: 10807551
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat bottom and a seatback. A seatbelt buckle is supported by the seat bottom. A restraint is deployable from the seatback to a deployed position and in the deployed position includes a first edge extending along the seatback, a second edge extending along the seat bottom, and a third edge extending from the first edge to the second edge. The restraint is disposed outboard of the seatbelt buckle relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Krishnakanth E. Aekbote, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel, Yun Cai
  • Patent number: 10752198
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback. The assembly includes a side airbag supported by the seatback and inflatable to an inflated position including a top panel having a pair of opposing side edges and a front edge extending between the side edges. The side airbag includes a main panel fixed to the top panel at a seam extending along the side edges and the front edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Yun Cai, Joseph E. Abramczyk
  • Publication number: 20200148149
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat bottom and a seatback. A seatbelt buckle is supported by the seat bottom. A restraint is deployable from the seatback to a deployed position and in the deployed position includes a first edge extending along the seatback, a second edge extending along the seat bottom, and a third edge extending from the first edge to the second edge. The restraint is disposed outboard of the seatbelt buckle relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ZHIBING DENG, KRISHNAKANTH E. AEKBOTE, JOSEPH E. ABRAMCZYK, DEEPAK PATEL, YUN CAI
  • Publication number: 20200017055
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback. The assembly includes a side airbag supported by the seatback and inflatable to an inflated position including a top panel having a pair of opposing side edges and a front edge extending between the side edges. The side airbag includes a main panel fixed to the top panel at a seam extending along the side edges and the front edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ZHIBING DENG, DEEPAK PATEL, YUN CAI, JOSEPH E. ABRAMCZYK
  • Patent number: 7350803
    Abstract: A side airbag system (12) for a vehicle is provided. The side airbag system (12) includes a seatback frame (16) having a front side (20), a rear side (22), and an outboard side (24). The outboard side (24) of the seatback frame (16) has an airbag module (26) coupled thereto and extending substantially outboard from the seatback frame (16). The airbag module (26) is positioned for deploying an airbag (30) substantially forward. The rear side (22) of the seatback frame (10) has a rear cover panel (40) attached thereon. This rear cover panel (40) is a one-piece element for covering the airbag module (26) and both the rear side (22) and the outboard side (24) of the seatback frame (16). The system (12) also includes foam cushion padding (34), which is deformed by the airbag (30) upon its deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. Abramczyk, Kurt L. Ewing, Robert J. Mezzadri, Lanese Frusti, legal representative, Thomas M. Frusti
  • Patent number: 7240915
    Abstract: A seating system for an automotive vehicle includes a side airbag mounted to an outboard portion of a seatback, with the side airbag having an occupant reaction surface which is combined with deployable upper and lower reaction members attached to the airbag to define an augmented occupant reaction surface available upon inflation of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Z Peng, Joseph E Abramczyk, Kurt L Ewing, John J Pinkerton, Brian Robert Spahn