Patents by Inventor Mark Andre Zielinski

Mark Andre Zielinski 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: 10137860
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for remote keyless entry authentication. An example remote keyless entry system includes a key fob and a vehicle. The key fob generates a secured message with a plaintext space and a ciphertext space. The vehicle (i) determines whether the key fob may be authorized based on first information in the plaintext space, (ii) decrypts an encrypted value in the ciphertext space based on a predicted full counter value, and (iii) determines whether the key fob is authorized based on second information in the encrypted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Kevin Thomas Hille, Xin Ye
  • Publication number: 20180134253
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for remote keyless entry authentication. An example remote keyless entry system includes a key fob and a vehicle. The key fob generates a secured message with a plaintext space and a ciphertext space. The vehicle (i) determines whether the key fob may be authorized based on first information in the plaintext space, (ii) decrypts an encrypted value in the ciphertext space based on a predicted full counter value, and (iii) determines whether the key fob is authorized based on second information in the encrypted value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Kevin Thomas Hille, Xin Ye
  • Patent number: 9959690
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: receiver(s), a timer counting time, memory, and processor(s) configured to: receive a timestamped signal from a fob; compare the timestamp to a time window; reject the timestamp if the timestamp is outside the time window; expand the time window with the counted time; compute the time window as a trigonometric function of the counted time and a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, John Russell Bielawski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170372537
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: receiver(s), a timer counting time, memory, and processor(s) configured to: receive a timestamped signal from a fob; compare the timestamp to a time window; reject the timestamp if the timestamp is outside the time window; expand the time window with the counted time; compute the time window as a trigonometric function of the counted time and a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, John Russell Bielawski, JR.
  • Patent number: 8258702
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an ambient lighting system comprising a lighting module and a controller is provided. The lighting module is configured to drive a light emitting device (LED) arrangement to display a desired ambient color in response to a lighting control signal and to transmit a lighting status signal providing diagnostic information for one of the lighting module and the LED arrangement. The controller is configured to transmit the lighting control signal including first digital data indicative of the desired ambient color and a feed signal for powering the lighting module on a bi-directional data communication bus between the controller and the lighting module. The controller is further configured to receive the lighting status signal on the bi-directional data communication bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Karl William Wojcik, Robert Andrew Miller, James Martin Lawlis
  • Publication number: 20100052536
    Abstract: An ambient lighting system in a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a lighting module and a central controller. The lighting module is configured for electrical connection to the vehicle and for driving at least one light emitting diode (LED) arrangement to display a desired ambient color and intensity. The central controller is configured to transmit a roll call command on a data communication bus to the lighting module to determine whether the lighting module is electrically connected to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Karl William Wojcik, Robert Andrew Miller, James Martin Lawlis
  • Publication number: 20090289579
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an ambient lighting system comprising a lighting module and a controller is provided. The lighting module is configured to drive a light emitting device (LED) arrangement to display a desired ambient color in response to a lighting control signal and to transmit a lighting status signal providing diagnostic information for one of the lighting module and the LED arrangement. The controller is configured to transmit the lighting control signal including first digital data indicative of the desired ambient color and a feed signal for powering the lighting module on a bi-directional data communication bus between the controller and the lighting module. The controller is further configured to receive the lighting status signal on the bi-directional data communication bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, Karl William Wojcik, Robert Andrew Miller, James Martin Lawlis