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: 10525861
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a seat operably coupled with a seatback. A calf support is rotatably coupled with the seat. A first motor is proximate the calf support and rotates the calf support outward approximately 90 degrees from a design position to a deployed position. An extension telescopingly engages with the calf support. A second motor is operably coupled with the extension and is configured to move the extension outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Keith Allen Godin, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10525930
    Abstract: A seatback for a seating assembly of a vehicle comprising: a top portion; a headrest extending above the top portion; and a first shoulder belt guide disposed adjacent the top portion, fastened to the seatback, and configured to accept and retain a first shoulder belt of an occupant restraint assembly. The seatback further comprises a boss receiver and the first shoulder belt guide includes a first boss. The first boss is disposed within the boss receiver. A fastener can be disposed through the boss receiver and into the boss of the first shoulder belt guide disposed in the boss receiver to fasten the first shoulder belt guide to the seatback. The first shoulder belt guide is disposed adjacent the top portion to a first side of a midline of the seatback. A second shoulder belt guide can be disposed adjacent the top portion to a second side of the midline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Ryan Welch, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20200001765
    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: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Rodney Charles Brinker, Corbin Shea Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Line
  • Publication number: 20200005024
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide an image-based face detection and recognition system that processes and/or analyzes portions of an image using “image strips” and cascading classifiers to detect faces and/or various facial features, such an eye, nose, mouth, cheekbone, jaw line, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Marcos Silva
  • Patent number: 10518735
    Abstract: A trim cover for a seat assembly includes a front trim cover having first and second sides with first zipper portions disposed on the first and second sides. First and second intermediate strips include first and second ends. The first ends of the intermediate strips include second zipper portions that releasably couple to the first zipper portions of the front trim cover. A rigid back panel includes first and second sides that are operably coupled to the second ends of the first and second intermediate strips. The back panel is coupled to the front trim cover through the intermediate strips. The back panel is a rigid self-supporting member that is pierceable along an edge portion thereof, such that the second ends of the intermediate strips are stitched to the back panel in assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Ryan Welch, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10518684
    Abstract: A seat assembly is provided herein. The seat assembly includes a seat member having a support surface. A pair of seat member bolsters is disposed on opposing sides of the seat member. A seat base supports the seat member and has a wraparound sidewall that extends above a bottom portion of each seat member bolster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Wayne Preuss, S. M. Akbar Berry, Benjamin Yilma, Brian Robert Spahn, Alan George Dry
  • Patent number: 10518733
    Abstract: A seat includes a seatback including a top portion, a seat bottom coupled to the seatback, an airbag, a tether fixed to the seatback below the top portion and attached to the airbag, and an airbag extension. The airbag is inflatable from an undeployed position in the top portion to a deployed position attached to the top portion and extending in front of a front panel of the seatback. The airbag extension is inflatable from the airbag in the deployed position in front of the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Brian Robert Spahn, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Publication number: 20190385244
    Abstract: Attributes associated with a farming area and production data may be received. A user's expertise level may be identified. At least one crop model may be executed to generate a plurality of scenarios specifying specific actions to perform associated with a farming topic. A production goal associated with the farming area may be received. Based on the production goal and the user expertise level, the plurality of farming scenarios may be filtered to generate at least one candidate scenario. A candidate scenario may be presented for execution. An app such as a chat bot may perform a dialog with the user in executing steps of the candidate scenario.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Marco Aurelio Stelmar Netto, Igor Cerqueira Oliveira, Bruno Silva, Vagner Figueredo de Santana
  • Patent number: 10507745
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seating surface and a tube arranged proximate the seating surface. The tube has an inlet fluidly coupled with a fluid mover and an outlet proximate the seating surface. A thermoelectric device is in communication with the outlet. The thermoelectric device is configured to thermodynamically affect heat exchange at the seating surface. The fluid mover is selectively operable to release a pressurized fluid through the tube proximate the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20190376223
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance with a dispenser and method dispensing where the laundry treating appliance comprises a basket at least partially defining a treating chamber with an open top, a clothes mover rotatable about a vertical axis within the treating chamber, the clothes mover defining an inner chamber and having an access opening to the inner chamber, and a dispenser at least partially received through the access opening and within the inner chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: MARCOS L. COSTA, DIOGO M. RODRIGUES, RUI SILVA
  • Publication number: 20190366900
    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: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Amaury Diaz Serrano, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10486558
    Abstract: A turntable assembly for a vehicle includes a base that couples to a support structure, a network of rails that includes lateral rails, longitudinal rails, and diagonal rails, and a locking mechanism that is coupled to the base and is actuatable between engaged and disengaged positions with the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Rahul Arora, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad
  • Patent number: 10479306
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat pan operably coupled to a seatback. The vehicle seating assembly further includes a restraint bar coupled to the seatback and operable between a first position and a second position. The restraint bar is equipped with at least one deployable occupant restraint and the restraint bar is generally U-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Brian Robert Spahn, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Derek Board, James Chih Cheng, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Patent number: 10479231
    Abstract: A vehicle seating arrangement includes a rail system that has a plurality of lateral and longitudinal rails. The vehicle seating arrangement also includes at least one seating assembly coupled to the rail system. The seating assembly includes one or more armrests coupled to a seat-base. The armrests are configured for articulation in a vertical direction relative to the seat-base. The armrests enable the seating assembly to transition between captains' chair, loveseat, and bed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    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: 10471920
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat bottom and a seatback coupled to the seat bottom. The seatback includes a headrest and a front face facing the seat bottom. The seat includes an airbag inflatable from an undeployed position to a deployed position. The airbag in the undeployed position is supported by the front face above the headrest. The seat includes a tether extending from the seatback to the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Jonathan Andrew Line, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Brian Robert Spahn
  • Patent number: 10464460
    Abstract: A work surface for a vehicle includes an actuator plate that engages with a locking plate. Actuation of the actuator plate in a first direction induces actuation of the locking plate in a second direction, thereby actuating the locking plate between a locked and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Rodney Charles Brinker, Corbin Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Line
  • Patent number: 10464461
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a frame and a seat that includes a cushion and a cushion cover. The seat defines a handle slot. A retractable handle is disposed in the handle slot and is operable between a retracted position and a deployed position. The retractable handle includes an elongate flexible body having first and second ends fixedly coupled with the frame, and first and second stretchable members operably coupled with the first and second ends, respectively, and configured to draw down a portion of the elongate flexible body. A graspable webbing is disposed between the first and second stretchable members, wherein the graspable webbing is configured to be grabbed by a user and drawn away from the frame which stretches the first and second stretchable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Mozurkewich, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Patent number: 10457171
    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 a base disposed on an upper surface thereof. A foldable wing is operably coupled with the deployable support structure, the foldable wing having a first stored position and a deployed second position forming a movable horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Alan George Dry, Amaury Diaz Serrano, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10457170
    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 a Y-shaped slot disposed on an upper surface thereof. A movable horizontal surface is operably coupled with the integrated guide member and deployable support structure, the movable horizontal surface having a first stored position and a plurality of deployed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    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: 20190308533
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat and a seatback. The seatback includes a vehicle facing portion. The vehicle facing portion includes a first bracket and a second bracket mounted to a frame and a module mounted to the first bracket and the second bracket. The module includes protrusions that are rotatably coupled to first apertures in the first bracket and a mounting apparatus for securing the module to the second bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Ewel, Corbin Johnston, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Gregory Hagedorn