Patents by Inventor Marcos Silva Kondrad

Marcos Silva Kondrad 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: 10974626
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback having an interior portion and a seat portion having an interior portion. A belt member includes first and second ends and a deployable portion disposed therebetween. The deployable portion is operable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The deployable portion of the belt member is disposed within the interior portion of the seatback and the interior portion of the seat portion when the deployable portion is in the stowed position. The deployable portion of the belt member is disposed outside of the interior portion of the seatback and outside of the interior portion of the seat portion when the deployable portion is in the deployed position. One or more retractor mechanisms are operably coupled to the belt member and operative to retract a portion of the deployable portion of the belt member after or during deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West, Edward Joseph DeSmet, William Jerome Olsen, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Publication number: 20210101511
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a front carrier module having a mounting portion with an inverted U-shaped outer perimeter edge. A plurality of doors includes individual doors that are hingedly coupled to the outer perimeter edge of the front carrier module. Each door of the plurality of doors is operable between open and closed positions. An airbag carrier module includes an inverted U-shaped raceway with an open front portion. The airbag carrier module is operably coupled to the front carrier module, such that the doors of the front carrier module selectively open and close the open front portion of the raceway of the airbag carrier module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Akbar Berry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Benjamin Yilma
  • Publication number: 20210101510
    Abstract: A seat back frame assembly may include first and second brackets coupled with and extending outwardly from the seat back frame assembly. The first and second brackets may define first and second recesses, respectively. A cushion assembly may include first and second sides. The first and second sides may be disposed within the first and second recesses, respectively. An upper hood comprising first and second ends may be coupled with first and second brackets, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Mozurkewich, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Ryan Welch, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10967764
    Abstract: A seating assembly is attached to the floor and includes a seat that is rotationally operable relative to a seatback. A retention device is attached to the seat. When the seat is pivoted upright to a stadium position, the retention device is selectively deployable from a stored position to a cargo storage position that defines an enclosure at least partially defined by the seat and the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Hugh Fowler, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Publication number: 20210078468
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback having an interior portion and a seat portion having an interior portion. A belt member includes first and second ends and a deployable portion disposed therebetween. The deployable portion is operable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The deployable portion of the belt member is disposed within the interior portion of the seatback and the interior portion of the seat portion when the deployable portion is in the stowed position. The deployable portion of the belt member is disposed outside of the interior portion of the seatback and outside of the interior portion of the seat portion when the deployable portion is in the deployed position. One or more retractor mechanisms are operably coupled to the belt member and operative to retract a portion of the deployable portion of the belt member after or during deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West, Edward Joseph DeSmet, William Jerome Olsen, S.M. Akbar Berry
  • Publication number: 20210078521
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback having a back support portion centrally disposed thereon. A retractor mechanism is operably coupled to the seatback. A belt member is coupled to the retractor mechanism. The belt member further includes a body portion disposed between first and second ends of the belt member. The body portion of the belt member is operable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The belt member is disposed in front of the back support portion of the seatback in the deployed position. The belt member is disposed in an interior portion of the seatback in the stowed position. The seat assembly further includes an airbag assembly to which the belt member is attached. The belt member is deployed when the airbag assembly is deployed as coupled thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Benjamin Yilma, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke, S.M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri
  • Publication number: 20210078456
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat base operably coupled with a seatback and having a seat pan. An upper connector is positioned on the seat pan. A lift assembly is operably coupled with the seat pan and includes a bracket defining a bracket slot. An outer link has a first end rotatably coupled with the seat pan and a second end that includes a lower connector. The lower connector is slidably received by the bracket slot. An inner link has a first end rotatably coupled with the bracket and a second end that defines a link slot. The link slot is configured to receive the upper connector. A sector gear is configured to facilitate vertical translation of the seat base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Wayne Jaranson, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Christian J. Hosbach, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10946776
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Kish, Jeffrey Gabalski, Johnathan Andrew Line, Joshua Gauthier, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10940776
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat and a linkage assembly disposed between the seat and a base member that is positionable between a rest position and a deployed position. In the rest position, a first angle is formed between a seat pan assembly and a bottom of the base member. In the deployed position, a second angle is formed between the seat pan assembly and the bottom of the base member. The second angle is greater than the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Carol Diane Casey, S. M. Akbar Berry, Andrew Matusko, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Rodney Charles Brinker
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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