Patents by Inventor Michael JENDROWSKI

Michael JENDROWSKI 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: 10422399
    Abstract: A system 300 for controlling vibratory motion in a vehicle steering wheel 20 prone to oscillate in a given direction due to extraneous inputs at one or more frequencies. The system 300 has a steering wheel 20 of the type exhibiting a vibratory motion along a defined axis at one or more frequencies, at least one sensor for sensing the acceleration of the steering wheel 20 along the defined axis and an active control mechanism responsive to the output of the at least one sensor. The sensor is an accelerometer having a movable first mass 70 and a solenoid coil 56 which when activated moves the mass 70 in a direction opposite to the motion of the steering wheel 20 and at the frequency of motion of the steering wheel 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Spencer, Michael Jendrowski
  • Patent number: 10414439
    Abstract: A steering wheel (102) having a hub portion (118), a rim (112) and at least one spoke (114) connected to the hub portion (118) and to the rim (112), the rim (112) having a groove and a surface of the steering wheel (102); a number of actuatable light sources located in or under the groove; light diffuser or lens (140) positioned in the groove above the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Spencer, Michael Jendrowski, John Musiol, Joachim Klesing
  • Publication number: 20190016383
    Abstract: A steering wheel (102) having a hub portion (118), a rim (112) and at least one spoke (114) connected to the hub portion (118) and to the rim (112), the rim (112) having a groove and a surface of the steering wheel (102); a number of actuatable light sources located in or under the groove; light diffuser or lens (140) positioned in the groove above the light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Spencer, Michael Jendrowski, John Musiol, Joachim Klesing
  • Publication number: 20190009812
    Abstract: An information processing and display system comprising steering wheel (10) having a rim (12) and at least one spoke (14), and a plurality of sensors (102, 106, 108) placed about one or both of the rim and the spoke, each sensor selectively actuable due to the proximity of a finger, fingers, a hand or hands of a driver; and a processor, logic device or computer (120) in communication with each sensor and capable of detecting specific hand or finger movements corresponding to specific desirable functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jendrowski, Byron Spencer, Roland Furtado
  • Publication number: 20180112734
    Abstract: A system 300 for controlling vibratory motion in a vehicle steering wheel 20 prone to oscillate in a given direction due to extraneous inputs at one or more frequencies. The system 300 has a steering wheel 20 of the type exhibiting a vibratory motion along a defined axis at one or more frequencies, at least one sensor for sensing the acceleration of the steering wheel 20 along the defined axis and an active control mechanism responsive to the output of the at least one sensor. The sensor is an accelerometer having a movable first mass 70 and a solenoid coil 56 which when activated moves the mass 70 in a direction opposite to the motion of the steering wheel 20 and at the frequency of motion of the steering wheel 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron SPENCER, Michael JENDROWSKI