Patents by Inventor Macit Aktas

Macit Aktas 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: 20210101506
    Abstract: A rail assembly includes a track assembly defining an interior channel, a shuttle assembly received within the interior channel, and a carriage assembly coupled to the track assembly. The shuttle assembly includes a lock assembly. The carriage assembly includes a trigger assembly. The trigger assembly includes a trigger cam and an actuator cam coupled to the trigger cam. The actuator cam actuates the carriage assembly between locked and unlocked configurations relative to the track assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Glenn Scott, Alan George Dry, Eric Morse, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Joshua Gauthier, Cung K. Chieu, Robert Clayton Caldwell, Matthew Schwope, Changwei Xie, Johnathan Andrew Line, Ray Kurlonko, Arya Sabeti
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210053464
    Abstract: A rail assembly includes a track assembly with a retaining lip and a carriage assembly that is received within the track assembly. The carriage assembly includes a body portion, an exterior surface of the body portion, and a retaining bracket fastened to the exterior surface. The retaining bracket extends outwardly from the point at which the retaining bracket is fastened to the exterior surface. The retaining bracket defines a notch that receives the retaining lip of the track assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Macit Aktas, Joshua Gauthier, Joseph Michael Kish, Johnathan Andrew Line, Adarsh Gupta, Robert Clayton Caldwell, Changwei Xie
  • Publication number: 20210053467
    Abstract: A rail assembly can include a track assembly, an elongate shaft mounted to the track assembly, and a carriage assembly received within the track assembly. The carriage assembly can include a slider bracket. The slider bracket includes a first ramp portion and a second ramp portion. The first and second ramp portions are disposed on opposite sides of the slider bracket. The first and second ramp portions each define a receiving aperture. The elongate shaft is received through the receiving apertures of the first and second ramp portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Macit Aktas, Joshua Gauthier, Joseph Michael Kish, Johnathan Andrew Line, Adarsh Gupta, Robert Clayton Caldwell, Changwei Xie
  • Publication number: 20210053468
    Abstract: A rail assembly includes a track assembly, an elongate shaft mounted to the track assembly, and a carriage assembly received within the track assembly. The carriage assembly includes a body portion, an exterior surface of the body portion, a slider bracket fastened to the exterior surface of the body portion, and a gear box positioned within the slider bracket. The elongate shaft extends through the gear box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Macit Aktas, Joshua Gauthier, Joseph Michael Kish, Johnathan Andrew Line, Adarsh Gupta, Robert Clayton Caldwell, Changwei Xie
  • Patent number: 10926669
    Abstract: A swivel assembly for a vehicle seating assembly is provided that includes first and second frames spaced apart by one or more supports. One of the first and second frames is operably coupled with a seat base. A fixed plate is positioned between the first and second frames. The fixed plate is coupled with one of the first and second frames. A retaining bracket has first and second edges. The first edge is operably coupled with the fixed plate. A rotating plate is positioned between the fixed plate and the retaining bracket. The rotating plate is rotatable relative to the fixed plate. A first bearing member is positioned between the rotating plate and the retaining bracket. A second bearing member is positioned between the rotating plate and the fixed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 10899250
    Abstract: A seating assembly is provided that includes a seatback movable into a pitched position along a track. A first cam is engageable with a release lever of the track. A second cam is engageable with a bypass cam that is raised over a stop as the seatback moves to the pitched position. An intermediate lock is engageable with a pin positioned on a middle support arm of the seat base when the seatback is in the pitched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Macit Aktas, Kurt Leon Kormos, Joseph Michael Kish
  • Publication number: 20210016689
    Abstract: A swivel plate assembly is provided that comprises a first swivel plate coupled to a second swivel plate. Each of the first and second swivel plates includes a first portion and a second portion. A channel is defined by the first swivel plate and the second swivel plate. A ball bearing assembly is positioned within the channel. A ball bearing of the ball bearing assembly is positioned substantially flush with the first and second swivel plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Macit Aktas, Cung K. Chieu
  • Publication number: 20200406787
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a mounting plate and a base frame rotatable mounted on the mounting plate by a swivel mechanism for swiveling the seat assembly between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations. A seat portion is operably coupled to the base frame and includes a front edge. The seat portion can be pivoted between use and upright non-use positions. The seat assembly includes a first rotational footprint when the seat portion is in the use position and a second rotational footprint that is less than the first rotational footprint when the seat portion is in the upright non-use position. The second rotational footprint is intended to accommodate swiveling of the seat assembly between the forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations within a vehicle interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Spencer Robert Hoernke, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200408280
    Abstract: A track system includes a track member with an elongate shaft mounted thereto. At least one support mechanism is mounted to the track member. The at least one support mechanism includes a housing. An engagement feature includes first and second engagement members spaced-apart from one another to define a receiving area therebetween. The first and second engagement members are operable between deployed and retracted positions relative to the housing. The elongate shaft is received in the receiving area when the first and second engagement members are in the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Joshua Gauthier, Matthew Schwope, Robert Clayton Caldwell, Johnathan Andrew Line, Cung K. Chieu, Changwei Xie, Macit Aktas, Glenn Scott
  • Publication number: 20200406789
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a track assembly having a swivel mechanism slideably supported along the track assembly. A base frame is supported on the swivel mechanism between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations. A seatback is pivotally coupled to the base frame by a recliner mechanism. A seat portion is pivotally coupled to the base frame and includes a front edge. The seat portion is operable between first and second positions, such that the front edge of the seat portion defines a forward-most portion of the seat assembly when the seat portion is in the first position. Further, the front edge of the seat portion is vertically juxtaposed over the base frame when the seat portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Spencer Robert Hoernke, David Frederick Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200406788
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base frame supporting a lift mechanism. A seatback is operably coupled to a seat portion. The seatback and the seat portion are vertically adjustable as powered by the lift mechanism. The seat portion is pivotally coupled to the seatback by a support bracket for rotational movement between first and second positions. A seat frame of the seat portion is vertically juxtaposed over the lift mechanism when the seat portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas, Spencer Robert Hoernke, David Frederick Lyons
  • Patent number: 10836279
    Abstract: A swivel plate assembly is provided that comprises a first swivel plate coupled to a second swivel plate. Each of the first and second swivel plates includes a first portion and a second portion. A channel is defined by the first swivel plate and the second swivel plate. A ball bearing assembly is positioned within the channel. A ball bearing of the ball bearing assembly is positioned substantially flush with the first and second swivel plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Macit Aktas, Cung K. Chieu
  • Patent number: 10836281
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seatback rotationally coupled to a base at a first pivot. A securing pin is coupled with the seatback. An inertial latch is operable about a second pivot to define an idle position defined by the inertial latch biased distal from the securing pin. A deployed position is defined by an opposing directional force biasing the inertial latch into selective engagement with the securing pin wherein the seatback is maintained in a predetermined rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Macit Aktas
  • Publication number: 20200353846
    Abstract: A swivel assembly for a vehicle seating assembly includes a fixed plate defining a first opening. A rotating plate defines a second opening. The rotating plate is positioned substantially parallel to the fixed plate. A gear ring is positioned about a periphery of the first opening. An inner retaining bracket is received by the first and second openings and is coupled with the gear ring. An outer retaining bracket is coupled with the rotating plate and defines a channel. The fixed plate is at least partially received by the channel. A washer is positioned between the fixed plate and the rotating plate. A bearing member includes first and second legs. The first leg is positioned between the rotating plate and the fixed plate. The second leg is positioned between the fixed plate and the inner retaining bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 10807504
    Abstract: A seating system comprises a plurality of seating assemblies having first and second-row seating assemblies. Each seating assembly includes a cradle pivotally coupled to a seat base and to a seatback. The seat base is movable between first and second positions. The seating assembly includes a base having first and second supports and a swivel plate assembly including first and second frames. The first frame is coupled to the cradle, and the second frame is coupled to the base. The swivel plate assembly includes first and second swivel plates, the first swivel plate coupled to the first frame and the second swivel plate coupled to the second frame. The first swivel plate is configured to allow the cradle to rotate between first and second positions relative to the base. The seating system includes a track assembly. The first and second supports of the base are slidably coupled to the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Daniel Ferretti, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Jerry R. Brown, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas
  • Publication number: 20200317091
    Abstract: A swivel assembly for a vehicle seating assembly is provided that includes first and second frames spaced apart by one or more supports. One of the first and second frames is operably coupled with a seat base. A fixed plate is positioned between the first and second frames. The fixed plate is coupled with one of the first and second frames. A retaining bracket has first and second edges. The first edge is operably coupled with the fixed plate. A rotating plate is positioned between the fixed plate and the retaining bracket. The rotating plate is rotatable relative to the fixed plate. A first bearing member is positioned between the rotating plate and the retaining bracket. A second bearing member is positioned between the rotating plate and the fixed plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 10773614
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seatback pivot, a rear-access lever that rotates an overslide cam and a pawl of the seatback pivot. Operation of the rear-access lever with the seatback pivot in a first radial range defines selective rotation of the overslide cam by the pawl. Operation of the rear-access lever with the seatback pivot in a second radial range defines a deflection of the pawl by the overslide cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Macit Aktas
  • Publication number: 20200247282
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seatback rotationally coupled to a base at a first pivot. A securing pin is coupled with the seatback. An inertial latch is operable about a second pivot to define an idle position defined by the inertial latch biased distal from the securing pin. A deployed position is defined by an opposing directional force biasing the inertial latch into selective engagement with the securing pin wherein the seatback is maintained in a predetermined rotational position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Macit Aktas