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: 10632958
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly is provided herein. The vehicle includes a seat-base. A seatback is coupled to the seat-base. An airbag assembly is coupled to the seatback and configured to deploy therefrom. A tether is coupled to the airbag assembly and at least one of the seatback and the seat-base. The tether is configured to bias the airbag assembly seating-assembly-downward when the airbag assembly is in a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Brian Robert Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, S. M. Akbar Berry, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10632865
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a seating assembly coupled to a rail system that defines a track. A drive cable is configured to selectively engage with the seating assembly such that the seating assembly is translated along the rail system. A cable drive motor is configured to impart motion to the drive cable. One or more pulleys are positioned along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10632933
    Abstract: A flexible motor vehicle work surface is operably coupled with a motor vehicle seating assembly and includes a deployable support structure operably coupled with the motor vehicle seating assembly, the deployable support structure comprising an integrated guide member movable within an arcuate recess disposed on an upper surface thereof and defining an arcuate travel path. A movable horizontal surface is operably coupled with the integrated guide member and deployable support structure and has a first stored position and a second deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Alan George Dry, Amaury Diaz Serrano, Daniel Ferretti
  • Publication number: 20200122368
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10625631
    Abstract: An underbody structure for supporting an adjustable seating assembly for a motor vehicle comprises a rotatable turntable operably coupled to an underbody of the motor vehicle and a brace operably coupled with the rotatable turntable and the underbody of the motor vehicle and extending substantially across the rotatable turntable, wherein the adjustable seating assembly is operably coupled to the brace and the underbody of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Rahul Arora, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad
  • Patent number: 10625646
    Abstract: A motor vehicle seating assembly comprises a seat frame, a cushion fixedly attached at a first end thereof to the seat frame, and a motor disposed on the seat frame and operably coupled with a displaceable second end of the cushion, wherein actuation of the motor operates the cushion between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Wayne Preuss, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Patent number: 10625644
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seatback having an upper portion. An adjustable headrest assembly is supported on the upper portion of the seatback. The adjustable headrest assembly has a headrest bun and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the headrest bun between extended and retracted positions. A trim component is disposed on the upper portion of the seatback having a relief portion. The relief portion is configured to receive a portion of the adjustment mechanism as the headrest bun is driven towards the extended position. A flexible cover member is coupled to the trim component at the relief portion. The flexible cover member has a plate member operable between extend and retracted positions. The portion of the adjustment mechanism abuts an inner surface of the plate member to move the plate member towards the extended position as the headrest bun is driven towards the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Christian J. Hosbach, Carol Casey, Marcos Silva Kondrad
  • Patent number: 10604032
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes an anchor that has a post that is surrounded by a main body. The post extends above and below the main body and terminates in an upper head and a lower head. The post surrounds a locking pin that can be actuated within the post. An electrical connector extends outward from the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20200097512
    Abstract: Systems and methods for provisioning a customized software stack are disclosed. A user inquiry for a technical issue is received from an inquiring user and at least one response to the user inquiry is received. A customized software stack is established for a virtual computing environment based on one or more characteristics similar to one or more user characteristics of a user computing environment of the inquiring user and the at least one response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Bruno Silva, Eric Bueno Gauch, Bruno Estima Correia Milanesi Castanhe
  • Patent number: 10596993
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly is provided herein. The vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback coupled to a seat-base. An airbag assembly is coupled to the seatback and configured to deploy therefrom. A tether is coupled to the airbag assembly and at least one of the seatback and the seat-base. An anchoring feature is coupled to at least one of the seatback and the seat-base and is configured to restrain seating-assembly-upward movement of the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Brian Robert Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, S. M. Akbar Berry, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10596925
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rail system coupled to a floor pan and a floor covering having a bridge. The vehicle further includes one or more anchors that couple a seating assembly to the rail system and are configured to displace the bridge as the anchors traverse the rail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line, Amaury Diaz-Serrano
  • Publication number: 20200086768
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Daniel Ferretti, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Jerry R. Brown, Joseph Michael Kish, Macit Aktas
  • Patent number: 10576848
    Abstract: A storage enclosure for a vehicle includes a seatback, an outboard member, a ceiling, and a tray. The tray includes a base with at least one wall extending upward from the base. The tray is selectively operable to transfer cargo between a passenger area and a cargo area. The tray is selectively operable to define the storage enclosure in the cargo area that is at least partially defined by the seatback, the outboard member, and the ceiling. The seatback is in a substantially vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10576854
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a bolster section for a seating assembly of a vehicle comprising: presenting a first metallic support element that includes a tubular portion; and overmolding the tubular portion of the first metallic support element with foam. The tubular portion of the first metallic support element is bent to a predetermined shape before overmolding the tubular portion of the first metallic support element with foam. A second layer of foam can be applied over the foam overmolded over the tubular portion of the first metallic support element. The second layer of foam can be a different type of foam than the foam overmolded over the tubular portion of the first metallic support element. A first end of the tubular portion can be flattened and an aperture formed therein, to allow the bolster section to be attached to a structural support of a seating assembly of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Mozurkewich
  • Patent number: 10579751
    Abstract: A method of conducting computing experiments, includes executing a set of jobs, performing a comparison of a result of the executed set of jobs with templates of previously-executed experiments which are stored in a knowledge base, and identifying a prunable job of the set of jobs based on the comparison and a user constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Renato Luiz de Freitas Cunha, Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Bruno Silva
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200055616
    Abstract: This describes an aircraft control surface regulating device, comprising an elongated structural body formed of a base positioned at a first end and fixed to the structure of the aircraft and a regulation assembly arranged at a second end and positioned next to the control surfaces, the regulation assembly comprising at least one dial indicator positionable between a first measuring position and a second positioning position and at least one reference ruler arranged adjacent to at least one dial indicator and positionable between an initial position and a final position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Adir RODRIGUES DE OLIVEIRA, Pedro CANDIA DE MIRANDA, Luis Augusto BASTOS TELLES NUNES, Gilberto Silva COSTA DOS SANTOS, D├ębora Saraiva RAMOS, Juliano Batista ALMENDANHA, Marcos Roberto CRUZ, Maurilio Augusto PINTO
  • Patent number: 10562458
    Abstract: A water reservoir in combination with a seating assembly for a motor vehicle comprising a lower seat assembly having a deployed position and a seatback assembly having a deployed position is disclosed, where the water reservoir is installed either behind the seatback assembly in the deployed position or below the lower seat assembly in the deployed position, and the water reservoir is removably received within a volume defined in part by either of the seatback assembly or the lower seat assembly, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Mozurkewich, Daniel Ferretti, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line, Keith Allen Godin
  • Patent number: 10543631
    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: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20200023757
    Abstract: A seating assembly for a vehicle includes a seat base pivotally and slidably coupled with a seatback and a support frame operable between a deployed position and a collapsed position. The support frame includes a first member that is pivotally coupled with a bottom portion of the seat base and pivotally coupled to a lower frame member fixedly attached to a floor support and a second member that is slidably coupled with a bottom portion of the seat base, pivotally coupled with the first member, and slidably coupled with the floor support. The support frame also includes a kickstand pivotally coupled to the floor support and slidably coupled to the seat base. The kickstand is operable between a forward position and a rearward position, wherein the kickstand is biased to and lockable in the forward position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Amaury Diaz Serrano, Daniel Ferretti, Jerry R. Brown, Paul Iacoban