Patents by Inventor Kevin Preuss

Kevin Preuss 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).

  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10793040
    Abstract: A headrest assembly includes a front surface and a frame member disposed within an interior of the headrest bun. First and second hinge members are coupled to opposite sides of the frame member and first and second side supports are operably coupled to the first and second hinge members, such that the first and second side supports are independently operable between stowed and extended positions relative to the headrest bun. The first and second side supports extended outwardly from the front surface of the headrest bun in the extended position, and the friction hinges are tuned to move the first and second side supports towards the stowed position when the first and second side supports are contacted by a vehicle occupant during a vehicle impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Christian J. Hosbach, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10697443
    Abstract: An exhaust air conduit for a pneumatically powered pump, in particular, from a coating agent pump in a painting plant, is provided. The conduit includes an inlet for receiving the exhaust air from the pump, an outlet for discharging the exhaust air, and an exhaust air channel in which the exhaust air flows from the inlet to the outlet of the exhaust air conduit, and a housing member in which the exhaust air channel extends. A first thermal insulation element is provided in the region of a direction change of the exhaust air channel, in order to prevent an accumulation of the exhaust air directly at the inner wall of the exhaust air channel and thereby to lessen the cooling of the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventors: Kevin Preuss, Roland Gerlach, Ralf Schäfer
  • 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: 10464466
    Abstract: A cargo securement system is disclosed and includes a track securable to a fixed mounting location within a cargo area. A slidable mount is movable along the track and securable at different positions along a longitudinal length to provide different securement positions adaptable to the cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Keith Allen Godin, Gregory Hagedorn, Christopher Anthony Danowski, Kevin Preuss
  • Publication number: 20190143867
    Abstract: A headrest assembly includes a front surface and a frame member disposed within an interior of the headrest bun. First and second hinge members are coupled to opposite sides of the frame member and first and second side supports are operably coupled to the first and second hinge members, such that the first and second side supports are independently operable between stowed and extended positions relative to the headrest bun. The first and second side supports extended outwardly from the front surface of the headrest bun in the extended position, and the friction hinges are tuned to move the first and second side supports towards the stowed position when the first and second side supports are contacted by a vehicle occupant during a vehicle impact event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Christian J. Hosbach, Daniel Ferretti
  • Publication number: 20190077294
    Abstract: A cargo securement system is disclosed and includes a track securable to a fixed mounting location within a cargo area. A slidable mount is movable along the track and securable at different positions along a longitudinal length to provide different securement positions adaptable to the cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Keith Allen Godin, Gregory Hagedorn, Christopher Anthony Danowski, Kevin Preuss
  • Patent number: 10220752
    Abstract: A headrest assembly includes a front surface and a frame member disposed within an interior of the headrest bun. First and second hinge members are coupled to opposite sides of the frame member and first and second side supports are operably coupled to the first and second hinge members, such that the first and second side supports are independently operable between stowed and extended positions relative to the headrest bun. The first and second side supports extended outwardly from the front surface of the headrest bun in the extended position, and the friction hinges are tuned to move the first and second side supports towards the stowed position when the first and second side supports are contacted by a vehicle occupant during a vehicle impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Christian J. Hosbach, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10160392
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a base. A cushion assembly is rotatably coupled with the base proximate a forward portion of the cushion assembly. A first removable peripheral bin is disposed on a side wall of the base. A second removable peripheral bin is disposed on a rear wall of the base. A power and data assembly includes a power relay and a data relay configured for use with mobile devices. The power and data assembly is disposed proximate a rear of the first removable peripheral bin and a side of the second removable peripheral bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Keith Allen Godin, S. M. Akbar Berry, Kevin Preuss, David Frederick Lyons
  • Patent number: 10052990
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly for a motor vehicle has a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback comprises a forward facing surface, a rearward facing surface, and a headrest mounted on an upper portion of the seatback and received within a central recess disposed on the forward facing surface of the seatback, wherein the seatback further comprises a headrest dovetail mounted on the headrest and a dovetail receiver mounted within the recess having a slot into which the headrest dovetail is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line, David Frederick Lyons, Christian J. Hosbach
  • Publication number: 20180215319
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a base. A cushion assembly is rotatably coupled with the base proximate a forward portion of the cushion assembly. A first removable peripheral bin is disposed on a side wall of the base. A second removable peripheral bin is disposed on a rear wall of the base. A power and data assembly includes a power relay and a data relay configured for use with mobile devices. The power and data assembly is disposed proximate a rear of the first removable peripheral bin and a side of the second removable peripheral bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Keith Allen Godin, S.M. Akbar Berry, Kevin Preuss, David Frederick Lyons
  • Patent number: 10035442
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly has a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback has a lower stationary seatback base portion having a seatback frame assembly, and an upper movable seatback hood module vertically adjustable relative the lower stationary portion. The upper movable seatback hood module has an upper seatback slide bracket, and a plurality of rail guides slidably engaging a rail. An electric motor drive unit engages a driven member to vertically adjust the upper movable seatback hood module relative the lower stationary portion when the electric motor drive unit is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line, Christian J. Hosbach, David Frederick Lyons, Scott Ferrier
  • Patent number: 9776543
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly has a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The lower seat comprises a cushion frame assembly connected to a vehicle floor and a cushion leg jounce bracket comprising a base and a paddle connected with the cushion frame assembly. The paddle extends upwardly and forwardly to form a vertical gap between a distal end of the paddle and a forward portion of the cushion frame assembly to provide independent and resilient support for an occupant's thighs. A cushion foam assembly is disposed above and is attached to the cushion frame, a forward portion of the cushion foam assembly being supported by the paddle of the cushion leg jounce bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, David Frederick Lyons, Kevin Preuss, Daniel Ferretti, Christian J. Hosbach
  • Patent number: 9756408
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly comprises a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback comprises a forward facing surface, a rearward facing surface, a headrest mounted on an upper portion of the seatback and received within a headrest cup disposed on the forward facing surface of the seatback, a speaker assembly mounted in the headrest cup, and a resonance cavity formed proximate the headrest cup within which the speaker assembly is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Ferretti, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Keith Allen Godin, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20170210262
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly has a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The lower seat comprises a cushion frame assembly connected to a vehicle floor and a cushion leg jounce bracket comprising a base and a paddle connected with the cushion frame assembly. The paddle extends upwardly and forwardly to form a vertical gap between a distal end of the paddle and a forward portion of the cushion frame assembly to provide independent and resilient support for an occupant's thighs. A cushion foam assembly is disposed above and is attached to the cushion frame, a forward portion of the cushion foam assembly being supported by the paddle of the cushion leg jounce bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, David Frederick Lyons, Kevin Preuss, Daniel Ferretti, Christian J. Hosbach
  • Publication number: 20170210257
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly for a motor vehicle has a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback comprises a forward facing surface, a rearward facing surface, and a headrest mounted on an upper portion of the seatback and received within a central recess disposed on the forward facing surface of the seatback, wherein the seatback further comprises a headrest dovetail mounted on the headrest and a dovetail receiver mounted within the recess having a slot into which the headrest dovetail is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line, David Frederick Lyons, Christian J. Hosbach
  • Publication number: 20170210256
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly has a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback has a lower stationary seatback base portion having a seatback frame assembly, and an upper movable seatback hood module vertically adjustable relative the lower stationary portion. The upper movable seatback hood module has an upper seatback slide bracket, and a plurality of rail guides slidably engaging a rail. An electric motor drive unit engages a driven member to vertically adjust the upper movable seatback hood module relative the lower stationary portion when the electric motor drive unit is actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line, Christian J. Hosbach, David Frederick Lyons, Scott Ferrier
  • Publication number: 20170214988
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly comprises a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback comprises a forward facing surface, a rearward facing surface, a headrest mounted on an upper portion of the seatback and received within a headrest cup disposed on the forward facing surface of the seatback, a speaker assembly mounted in the headrest cup, and a resonance cavity formed proximate the headrest cup within which the speaker assembly is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Ferretti, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Preuss, Keith Allen Godin, David Frederick Lyons