Patents by Inventor Matthew K. Benson

Matthew K. Benson 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: 10786162
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Dana R. Lowell, Sean M. Montgomery, Brian R. Dexter, Jeffery T. Bonk, David L. Cummings, Alexander S. Haase, Samuel Baudu, Radouane Boussetta, Pioter Drubetskoy, Anne-Isabelle Dacosta-Mallet
  • Patent number: 10737053
    Abstract: A vehicle is adapted for movement along a roadway. A cabin of the vehicle is adapted for surrounding and supporting an occupant with movement of the vehicle. Systems of the vehicle control an environment within the cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Rod Goodrich, Matthew K. Benson, Alfred H. Bransdorfer
  • Patent number: 10710479
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat coupled to a seat base. The seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to extend upwardly away from the seat bottom. Motion-sickness mitigation means facilitates relative movement between a support surface of the seat and the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Rod Goodrich, Matthew K. Benson, Alfred H. Bransdorfer
  • Patent number: 10710594
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a sensory system. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of the vehicle. The seat back extends upwardly away from the seat bottom. The sensor system is configured to monitor for fatigue of an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Ying (Carolyn) Zhao, John M. Perraut, Brian R. Dexter, James T. Hotary, Matthew K. Benson
  • Patent number: 10632866
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move relative to the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Cedric Ketels, Brian R. Dexter, Rod Goodrich, Garrett Goodwin, Tristan Vanfossen, Kevin L. Wright
  • Patent number: 10493878
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat frame and a seat pad. The seat frame is adapted to couple with the vehicle for movement with the vehicle. The seat pad is adapted to provide a comfortable support interface for an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Rod Goodrich, Matthew K. Benson, Alfred H. Bransdorfer
  • Patent number: 10391899
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat mount, a seat, and a motion-sickness mitigation system. The seat mount is adapted to couple to the vehicle for movement with the vehicle. The seat is adapted to provide a comfortable support surface for an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Rod Goodrich, Matthew K. Benson, Alfred H. Bransdorfer
  • Patent number: 10377275
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat frame, a seat pad, and a suspension system. The seat frame is adapted to couple with the vehicle for movement with the vehicle. The seat pad is adapted to provide a comfortable support interface. The suspension system provides relative movement between the seat pad and the seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Rod Goodrich, Matthew K. Benson, Alfred H. Bransdorfer
  • Publication number: 20190202324
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat frame, a seat pad, and a suspension system. The seat frame is adapted to couple with the vehicle for movement with the vehicle. The seat pad is adapted to provide a comfortable support interface. The suspension system provides relative movement between the seat pad and the seat frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Rod Goodrich, Matthew K. Benson, Alfred H. Bransdorfer
  • Publication number: 20190193611
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat mount, a seat, and a motion-sickness mitigation system. The seat mount is adapted to couple to the vehicle for movement with the vehicle. The seat is adapted to provide a comfortable support surface for an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Cedric KETELS, Rod GOODRICH, Matthew K. BENSON, Alfred H. BRANSDORFER
  • Publication number: 20190193610
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat frame and a seat pad. The seat frame is adapted to couple with the vehicle for movement with the vehicle. The seat pad is adapted to provide a comfortable support interface for an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Cedric KETELS, Rod GOODRICH, Matthew K. BENSON, Alfred H. BRANSDORFER
  • Publication number: 20190184867
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat coupled to a seat base. The seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to extend upwardly away from the seat bottom. Motion-sickness mitigation means facilitates relative movement between a support surface of the seat and the seat base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Cedric KETELS, Rod GOODRICH, Matthew K. BENSON, Alfred H. BRANSDORFER
  • Publication number: 20180178808
    Abstract: An occupant support adapted for use in a vehicle includes a seat bottom, a seat back, and a sensory system. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of the vehicle. The seat back extends upwardly away from the seat bottom. The sensor system is configured to monitor for fatigue of an occupant of the occupant support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Ying (Carolyn) Zhao, John M. Perraut, Brian R. Dexter, James T. Hotary, Matthew K. Benson
  • Publication number: 20180161537
    Abstract: A vehicle is adapted for movement along a roadway. A cabin of the vehicle is adapted for surrounding and supporting an occupant with movement of the vehicle. Systems of the vehicle control an environment within the cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Cedric KETELS, Rod GOODRICH, Matthew K. BENSON, Alfred H. BRANSDORFER
  • Patent number: 9848814
    Abstract: An occupant support system includes a vehicle seat and an electronics system for the vehicle seat. The electronics system includes a sensor system configured to obtain sensor data and a computer coupled to the sensor system to process the sensor data and perform a predetermined action using the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Dana R. Lowell, Sean M. Montgomery, Brian R. Dexter, Jeffery T. Bonk, David L. Cummings, Alexander S. Haase, Samuel Baudu, Radouane Boussetta, Pioter Drubetskoy, Anne-Isabelle Dacosta-Mallet, Claire Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20170349061
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle and configured to move relative to the seat back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Cedric KETELS, Brian R. DEXTER, Rod GOODRICH, Garrett GOODWIN, Tristan VANFOSSEN, Kevin L. WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20170340214
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Dana R. LOWELL, Sean M. MONTGOMERY, Brian R. DEXTER, Jeffery T. BONK, David L. CUMMINGS, Alexander S. HAASE, Samuel BAUDU, Radouane BOUSSETTA, Pioter DRUBETSKOY, Anne-Isabelle DACOSTA-MALLET
  • Patent number: 9731638
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat bottom includes a cushion configured to have a variable shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew K. Benson, Brian R. Dexter, Christopher L. Hogg, Gregory Brncick, Adam Deck
  • Publication number: 20160354027
    Abstract: An occupant support system includes a vehicle seat and an electronics system for the vehicle seat. The electronics system includes a sensor system configured to obtain sensor data and a computer coupled to the sensor system to process the sensor data and perform a predetermined action using the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Dana R. LOWELL, Sean M. MONTGOMERY, Brian R. DEXTER, Jeffery T. BONK, David L. CUMMINGS, Alexander S. HAASE, Samuel BAUDU, Radouane BOUSSETTA, Pioter DRUBETSKOY, Anne-Isabelle DACOSTA-MALLET, Claire MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20150313475
    Abstract: A vehicle seat in accordance with the present disclosure includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom and arranged to extend in an upward direction away from the seat bottom. The vehicle seat further includes an electronics system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew K. BENSON, Dana R. LOWELL, Sean M. MONTGOMERY, Brian R. DEXTER, Jeffery T. BONK, David L. CUMMINGS, Alexander S. HAASE, Samuel BAUDU, Radouane BOUSSETTA, Pioter DRUBETSKOY, Anne-Isabelle DACOSTA-MALLET