Patents by Inventor Marcos Silva

Marcos Silva 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: 10933569
    Abstract: A method of forming a headrest assembly includes providing a first mold that encloses a first cavity in a closed condition. A support is positioned in the first cavity. A first material is blow molded into the first cavity and around a portion of the support to form a core part. The core part and support are removed from the first mold. A second mold encloses a second cavity in a closed condition. The core part and the support are placed into the second mold in an open condition. A fluid is injected into the core part through the support. The second mold is converted to the closed condition. A second material is injection molded into the second cavity and around the core part to form an outer shell around the core part. A fluid is withdrawn from the core part through the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10933784
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a seatback frame having first and second side members that define a back support portion of the seatback frame. An upper frame member interconnects the first and second side members of the seatback frame to define a headrest support portion of the seatback frame. An upper mounting plate is coupled to the upper frame member. A retaining bar is coupled to the upper mounting plate. A retractor mechanism is operably coupled the back support portion of the seatback frame. A mounting bracket is operably coupled to the seatback frame. A seatbelt includes a webbing having a first portion which is operably coupled to and extending from the retractor mechanism towards the retaining bar within an interior of the seatback assembly. A second portion of the webbing extends from the retaining bar to the mounting bracket within the interior of the seatback assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10926668
    Abstract: A track assembly is provided that includes a track operably coupled with a floor pan. A rail cartridge is slidably coupled with the track. The rail cartridge includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion defines a receiving well. A connection cartridge is operably coupled with a seat base. The connection cartridge includes an interface member and defines a slot. The upper portion of the rail cartridge is received within the slot. The interface member is received within the receiving well of the rail cartridge. A latch mechanism includes a release lever and a tab. The release lever is configured to selectively lower the tab to open the receiving well of the rail cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Jimmy Moua, Gregory Hagedorn, Adam Ewel
  • 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: 10906438
    Abstract: A seating assembly for a vehicle includes a seat operable between a lateral use position and a vertical storage position. A mattress is disposed below the seat when the seat is in the lateral use position and held in place by securing features. The mattress is operable between a deployed condition and a stowed condition. A fluid duct is disposed below a forward seat and in fluid communication with an HVAC system of the vehicle. The fluid duct is configured to move air into the mattress to affect the deployed condition of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Mozurkewich, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10906444
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a connectivity module. The connectivity module includes at least one deployable work surface extendably coupled thereto, a compartment within the connectivity module, a device holder deployably housed within the compartment, and an armrest slidably coupled to a first side of the connectivity module that conceals at least one of a power outlet and a mobile device connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Amaury Diaz Serrano, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Daniel Ferretti
  • Publication number: 20210026973
    Abstract: A mobile device may generate a plurality of signals based on sensor data received from a plurality of sensors associated with the mobile device. Based on a logic combination of the plurality of signals, the mobile device may detect its status indicating one of different scenarios. Based on the detected mobile device status and a configured policy, the mobile device may determine a type of deletion action for deleting data on the mobile device. The mobile device may perform the determined type of deletion action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Renato Luiz de Freitas Cunha, Bruno Silva, Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto
  • Publication number: 20210016693
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly having a housing assembly coupled to a seat frame with a transverse member. A cushion pan extends between the transverse member and a cross bar. A cushion nose extends between the transverse member and a front portion of the housing assembly. A gas-generating device is deployable in response to a sudden vehicle deceleration to exert a force on the cushion nose to rotate the cushion nose about an axis defined by a transverse member from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Spencer Hoernke, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Sean West, Benjamin Yilma, Edward Joseph DeSmet, S. M. Akbar Berry, Rodney Charles Brinker
  • Publication number: 20210009069
    Abstract: A seatback carrier module includes first and second side portions spaced-apart from one another and interconnected by an upper portion. A cradle portion is disposed along the first and second side portions and the upper portion of the seatback carrier module. The cradle portion includes inner and outer edges with a rearwardly extending body portion. A mounting portion is disposed along a portion of the inner edge of the cradle portion. The mounting portion includes inner and outer edges with a body portion disposed therebetween. The mounting portion further includes a rearwardly extending sidewall disposed along the inner edge of the mounting portion. An airbag assembly is received within the cradle portion and has an inverted U-shaped configuration to substantially surround the outer perimeter of the seatback frame. The airbag assembly is an elongate member defining an overhead airbag assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Publication number: 20210010186
    Abstract: A method of dispensing at least two treating chemistries during a cycle of operation in a laundry treating appliance. The method comprises non-centrifugally dispensing a first treating chemistry into a treating chamber from a first dispenser compartment located within the clothes mover and centrifugally dispensing a second treating chemistry into the treating chamber from a second dispenser located within the clothes mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: MARCOS L. COSTA, DIOGO M. RODRIGUES, RUI SILVA
  • Publication number: 20210008955
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a seating surface extending over at least one of a seat and a seatback. The seating assembly also includes a fluid mover and a fluid transfer member including a fluid inlet portion and a fluid outlet portion. The fluid inlet portion is coupled to the fluid mover, and the fluid outlet portion is proximate the seating surface. The fluid mover is selectively operable to release a pressurized fluid through the tube so that the release of the pressurized fluid at the outlet cools a seating assembly occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • 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: 20200406794
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base frame and first and second guide brackets coupled to opposed sides of the base frame. The first and second guide brackets each include slots disposed therethrough. First and second support brackets are slideably mounted to the slots of the first and second guide brackets, respectively. A seat portion includes a seat frame that is pivotally coupled to the first and second support brackets at opposed first and second ends of the seat frame. The seat frame is configured to pivot with respect to the first and second support brackets between use and upright non-use positions. The base frame is rotatably supported on a swivel mechanism for rotation of the seat assembly between forward-facing and rearward-facing configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Jeffrey Gabalski, Johnathan Andrew Line, Joshua Gauthier, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • 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: 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: 10878835
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing the time used to output audio or video include increasing the output rate for portions of the content to reduce the time needed for a user to consume the content. Audio data is analyzed to determine portions that are silent and portions that include speech, such as by determining amplitude and other signal characteristics. Portions that include speech are analyzed to determine an initial rate of speech associated with each portion. Speech characteristics of the portions, such as language, volume, and pitch are used to determine a target maximum comprehensible rate of speech for a user. When audio output is generated, the portions that represent speech are each output at a rate that results in the speech being presented within a threshold of the target rate. The portions that represent silence may be removed, shortened, or output at a faster rate than the portions that represent speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Pedro Rodrigues Nacione Pedruzzi, Marcos Vinicius Romero, Gabriel Pereira Borges, Arthur Silva Freire, Rafael Jessen Werneck De Almeida Martins
  • 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: D908991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Marcos L. Costa, Diogo M. Rodrigues, Rui Silva