Patents by Inventor Matthew B. Makowski

Matthew B. Makowski 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: 10988186
    Abstract: An assembly includes a subframe, a rocker, a battery cage supported by the rocker, and a battery supported by the battery cage. The assembly includes a reinforcement bolted to the rocker and positioned to be along a load path through the subframe resulting from a vehicle frontal impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Abdelmonaam Sassi, Thiag Subbian, Jayanth Kumar Basavalingiah, Jamil M. Alwan, Chelliah Madasamy
  • Publication number: 20210070170
    Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle frame having a crossmember defining a passage. The assembly includes a drive unit supported by the crossmember in the passage. The assembly includes a stabilizer fixed to the drive unit, the stabilizer permitting movement of the drive unit in a first direction relative to the passage and restricting movement of the drive unit in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: GaRam Jun, Joseph Hyde, Harsha Hebbale, Matthew B. Makowski, Joseph Abramczyk
  • Publication number: 20210039575
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a window and a striker positioned to strike the window. The vehicle includes an actuator positioned to drive the striker. The vehicle includes a temperature sensor in communication with the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: JOSEPH HYDE, GARAM JUN, JOSEPH EDWARD ABRAMCZYK, NATHAN KRISTOFOR TARDIF, MATTHEW B. MAKOWSKI
  • Patent number: 10800458
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a storage compartment. The vehicle includes a hood above the storage compartment. The hood is movable relative to the storage compartment between an open position and a closed position. The vehicle includes a flange connected to one of the hood and the storage compartment and a ring-shaped energy absorber connected to the other of the hood and the storage compartment. The flange and the ring-shaped energy absorber both circumferentially enclose the storage compartment in the closed position. The vehicle includes a seal mounted to the ring-shaped energy absorber and positioned between the ring-shaped energy absorber and the flange in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Chelliah Madasamy, Joseph David Hyde, Deepak Patel, Garam Jun
  • Patent number: 10766392
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat back frame and a mounting plate fixed to the seat back frame. A deployable plate is movably engaged with the mounting plate and is moveable away from the seat back frame from an undeployed position to a deployed position. An actuator is coupled to the deployable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Matthew B. Makowski, Sean Timothy Ryan
  • Publication number: 20200262482
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a storage compartment. The vehicle includes a hood above the storage compartment. The hood is movable relative to the storage compartment between an open position and a closed position. The vehicle includes a flange connected to one of the hood and the storage compartment and a ring-shaped energy absorber connected to the other of the hood and the storage compartment. The flange and the ring-shaped energy absorber both circumferentially enclose the storage compartment in the closed position. The vehicle includes a seal mounted to the ring-shaped energy absorber and positioned between the ring-shaped energy absorber and the flange in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: MATTHEW B. MAKOWSKI, CHELLIAH MADASAMY, JOSEPH DAVID HYDE, DEEPAK PATEL, GARAM JUN
  • Patent number: 10703415
    Abstract: A frame assembly includes a rail including a straight portion, the straight portion including a first portion, a second portion, and a deformation trigger between the first and second portions, and a bracket attached to the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jamil M. Alwan, Chelliah Madasamy, Matthew B. Makowski
  • Patent number: 10583795
    Abstract: An instrument panel component includes a wall, a first projection, and a second projection. The wall is configured to be supported by the instrument panel. The first and second projections are supported by the wall and extend in a common direction away from the wall. The length of the first projection is different than the length of the second projection and both projections are of a different material than the material of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Pardeep Kumar Jindal, Rahul Makwana, Matthew B. Makowski
  • Publication number: 20200062319
    Abstract: An assembly includes a subframe, a rocker, a battery cage supported by the rocker, and a battery supported by the battery cage. The assembly includes a reinforcement bolted to the rocker and positioned to be along a load path through the subframe resulting from a vehicle frontal impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Abdelmonaam Sassi, Thiag Subbian, Jayanth Kumar Basavalingiah, Jamil M. Alwan, Chelliah Madasamy
  • Patent number: 10559795
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a battery pack having siderails and includes a front cradle having rearwardly extending arms connected to the siderails and a cross member longitudinally spaced from the battery pack. A brace has a midportion connected to the cross member and ends connected to the arms such that the brace creates load paths between the cross member and the siderails to inhibit impact between the cross member and the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chelliah Madasamy, Joseph David Hyde, Matthew B. Makowski, Echung Su
  • Patent number: 10543802
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a center console and an airbag inflatable upwardly from the center console. The airbag includes an internal panel defining two chambers. The internal panel includes a plurality of tubes, and each tube includes an opening at which that tube terminates. The openings are proximate a top of the airbag and open to the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Deepak Patel, Tahmidur Rahman
  • Publication number: 20200023802
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a center console and an airbag inflatable upwardly from the center console. The airbag includes an internal panel defining two chambers. The internal panel includes a plurality of tubes, and each tube includes an opening at which that tube terminates. The openings are proximate a top of the airbag and open to the chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. MAKOWSKI, Deepak PATEL, Tahmidur RAHMAN
  • Publication number: 20190375460
    Abstract: A frame assembly includes a rail including a straight portion, the straight portion including a first portion, a second portion, and a deformation trigger between the first and second portions, and a bracket attached to the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jamil M. Alwan, Chelliah Madasamy, Matthew B. Makowski
  • Patent number: 10494034
    Abstract: An assembly includes a subframe, a rocker, a battery cage supported by the rocker, and a battery supported by the battery cage. The assembly includes a reinforcement bolted to the rocker and positioned to be along a load path through the subframe resulting from a vehicle frontal impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Abdelmonaam Sassi, Thiag Subbian, Jayanth Kumar Basavalingiah, Jamil M. Alwan, Chelliah Madasamy
  • Publication number: 20190176673
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat back frame and a mounting plate fixed to the seat back frame. A deployable plate is movably engaged with the mounting plate and is moveable away from the seat back frame from an undeployed position to a deployed position. An actuator is coupled to the deployable plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Matthew B. Makowski, Sean Timothy Ryan
  • Patent number: 10293862
    Abstract: A side sill assembly for a vehicle includes an inner shell connected to an outer shell and a reinforcement assembly. The reinforcement assembly includes a longitudinally extending tube and a plurality of reinforcement brackets provided at longitudinally spaced locations along the length of the tube. The reinforcement brackets each include a front wall and a back wall connected by an outer side wall. The reinforcement brackets define recesses for receiving the tube that is welded to the front walls and the back walls where the tube contacts an edge of the recesses. The reinforcement brackets may include a top flange on a top edge and a base flange on a bottom edge of each of the front walls and back walls. An inner flange is provided on an inner edge of each of the front walls and back walls that is welded to the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Sushil Shastry, Robert Schwalm, Matthew B Makowski
  • Publication number: 20190092395
    Abstract: An assembly includes a subframe, a rocker, a battery cage supported by the rocker, and a battery supported by the battery cage. The assembly includes a reinforcement bolted to the rocker and positioned to be along a load path through the subframe resulting from a vehicle frontal impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Abdelmonaam Sassi, Thiag Subbian, Jayanth Kumar Basavalingiah, Jamil M. Alwan, Chelliah Madasamy
  • Publication number: 20180354445
    Abstract: An instrument panel component includes a wall, a first projection, and a second projection. The wall is configured to be supported by the instrument panel. The first and second projections are supported by the wall and extend in a common direction away from the wall. The length of the first projection is different than the length of the second projection and both projections are of a different material than the material of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pardeep Kumar Jindal, Rahul Makwana, Matthew B. Makowski
  • Patent number: 10144386
    Abstract: A belly pan is provided for a motor vehicle. The belly pan includes a body having at least one stiffener with a forwardmost zone of peak section force F1, an intermediate zone of peak section force F2 and a rearwardmost zone of peak section force F3 where F1<F2<F3. Advantageously, the belly pan functions to provide pedestrian protection while simultaneously limiting vehicle damage resulting from a low-speed collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Aileen M. DeVoe, Se Kyoon Shin, Laike Misikir, Luis Rafael Reyes Flores, Djamal Eddine Midoun
  • Patent number: 10093263
    Abstract: An instrument panel component includes a wall, a first projection, and a second projection. The wall is configured to be supported by the instrument panel. The first and second projections are supported by the wall and extend in a common direction away from the wall. The length of the first projection is different than the length of the second projection and both projections are of a different material than the material of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Pardeep Kumar Jindal, Rahul Makwana, Matthew B. Makowski