Patents by Inventor Lisa TOWNLEY

Lisa TOWNLEY 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: 10736435
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system having a seat part includes a non-foam base material covered with a trim material. The non-foam base material may include a plurality of different firmness zones based at least in part on at least one of a seated-occupant pressure map and a structural arrangement disposed adjacent to the seat part. The seat part may be, for example, a seat cushion, a seat back, or a seat bolster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley C. Duncan, Paul S. Severinski, Louella Ann Patterson, Lisa Townley, Kevin W. Peabody, Michelle A. Pereny, Michael R. Puhalla, Vineetha Mathew
  • Publication number: 20200194935
    Abstract: A trim attachment for a vehicle includes a trim layer having an electrically conductive trim material forming a first electrical circuit, a supporting structure supporting the trim layer, and an electrically conductive attachment member with first and second portions. The first portion is fixed to the trim layer and the second portion is fixed to the supporting structure. The first and second portions are adapted to both selectively resist separation of the trim layer and the supporting structure and to electrically connect the first electrical circuit to a second electrical circuit that is external to the trim layer. The first and second portions may both resist separation of the trim layer and the supporting structure and electrically connect the first and second electrical circuits at a contact surface between the first and second portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David Gallagher, Lisa Townley
  • Publication number: 20200101895
    Abstract: A control system for controlling operation of a vehicle system is described. The control system includes a trim cover textile configured to cover at least a portion of a vehicle component and having an electrically conductive element configured to provide a capacitive touch functionality. In response to a user touch, the electrically conductive clement generates a signal representative of a user command for the vehicle system. The system also includes a control unit adapted to be provided in electrical communication with the electrically conductive element of the trim cover. The control unit is configured to receive the user command signal and, in response, generate a control signal to effectuate control of the vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lisa TOWNLEY, Michael HANS, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, John M. SEMBER
  • Patent number: 10421414
    Abstract: A contour connect system for applying a vehicle trim includes a fabric loop and a low-profile hook component. The fabric loop component includes a spacer layer, Class A surface layer, and a loop-containing layer, the Class A surface layer being adhered to one side of spacer layer while the loop-containing layer is adhered to the opposite side of spacer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Townley, Paul S. Severinski, Louella Ann Patterson, Larry Francis Kocher, Pusheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20190225143
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes an illuminated graphic feature. The vehicle seat includes an occupant support. The vehicle seat also includes a light source supported on the occupant support. The light source emits light in an illumination direction when activated. The seat also includes a graphic image that the light that travels in the illumination direction. A cover layer is located in the illumination direction from the graphic image. An illuminated graphic feature is visible through the cover layer when the light source is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Paul S. Severinski, Lisa Townley, Louella Ann Patterson, Arjun Yetukuri
  • Publication number: 20190090656
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system having a seat part includes a non-foam base material covered with a trim material. The non-foam base material may include a plurality of different firmness zones based at least in part on at least one of a seated-occupant pressure map and a structural arrangement disposed adjacent to the seat part. The seat part may be, for example, a seat cushion, a seat back, or a seat bolster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley C. DUNCAN, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Lisa TOWNLEY, Kevin W. PEABODY, Michelle A. PERENY, Michael R. PUHALLA, Vineetha MATHEW
  • Publication number: 20180370403
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a vehicle seat assembly includes a cushion and a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion. The leather trim cover assembly includes a leather upper layer and a foundation layer secured to the leather upper layer at radio-frequency weld points. The radio-frequency weld points define at least one design boundary adjacent a raised portion of a protruding design in the leather trim cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa TOWNLEY, Thomas KORYCINSKI, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Thomas WELCH, JR., Sara RUSSO, Dorothy KROMM
  • Patent number: 10118525
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided, in at least one embodiment, comprising a cushion and a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion. In at least this embodiment, the trim cover assembly has a central trim panel assembly secured to at least one peripheral trim panel assembly, and the central trim panel assembly has a leather upper layer and a sub-layer assembly having at least one protruding design secured to the leather upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dorothy Kromm, Lisa Townley, Thomas Welch, Jr., Sara Russo
  • Publication number: 20180154843
    Abstract: A contour connect system for applying a vehicle trim includes a fabric loop and a low-profile hook component. The fabric loop component includes a spacer layer, Class A surface layer, and a loop-containing layer, the Class A surface layer being adhered to one side of spacer layer while the loop-containing layer is adhered to the opposite side of spacer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: LISA TOWNLEY, PAUL S. SEVERINSKI, LOUELLA ANN PATTERSON, LARRY FRANCIS KOCHER, PUSHENG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170327072
    Abstract: An airbag panel for a vehicle airbag system having an inflatable airbag and an inflator operable to inflate the airbag includes a first edge configured to be attached to a trim material in a vehicle interior along a first length to form a seam. A second edge may be configured to be attached to the first edge and the trim material along a second length, and at least one force-concentrating feature associated with at least one of the first edge or the second edge may be configured to effect application of a first force to a first portion of the seam and a second force less than the first force to a second portion of the seam when an inflating airbag contacts the seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Thomas A. WELCH, SR., Lisa TOWNLEY, Pusheng CHEN, David GALLAGHER
  • Publication number: 20160096462
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided, in at least one embodiment, comprising a cushion and a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion. In at least this embodiment, the trim cover assembly has a central trim panel assembly secured to at least one peripheral trim panel assembly, and the central trim panel assembly has a leather upper layer and a sub-layer assembly having at least one protruding design secured to the leather upper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Dorothy KROMM, Lisa TOWNLEY, Thomas Welch, JR., Sara RUSSO