Patents by Inventor Michael John Harmon

Michael John Harmon 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: 11358625
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a steering wheel and/or pedals that can be moved from an active driving position to an inactive or stowed position. The motor vehicle may include a pedal shield that substantially blocks a driver's access to the pedals when the pedals are in an inactive position. The steering wheel and pedals may shift laterally simultaneously between the active and inactive positions or configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Harmon
  • Publication number: 20220134959
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a floor. A dashboard is positioned vehicle-upward of the floor. A plurality of seating assemblies are coupled to the floor and are arranged into a first row and a second row. A base is coupled to the floor and comprises a trough that extends vehicle-rearward from a forward end to a rearward end. A storage console is coupled to the base and is operable to slide within the trough between a forward position that is proximate to the forward end, a rearward position that is proximate to the rearward end, and an intermediate position there between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Harmon, Carlos Gonzales, Gabriella Marie Gyllenhoff Jacobsen, Michael Huskey, Arnav Wagh, Daveanand M. Singh, David Vondle, David Russell
  • Publication number: 20220135112
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a steering wheel and/or pedals that can be moved from an active driving position to an inactive or stowed position. The motor vehicle may include a pedal shield that substantially blocks a driver's access to the pedals when the pedals are in an inactive position. The steering wheel and pedals may shift laterally simultaneously between the active and inactive positions or configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Harmon
  • Publication number: 20220105873
    Abstract: A seating system for a vehicle is disclosed herein. The seating system includes a first seating assembly having a first seat base pivotable between use and pivoted positions. A second seating assembly is adjacent to the first seating assembly and includes a second seat base that is pivotable between use and pivoted positions. The first and second seat bases are operable between interdependent conditions, wherein movement of the first seat base between the use and pivoted positions causes the second seat base to move between the use and pivoted positions, and independent conditions, wherein the first seat base is operable to move between the use and pivoted positions independently of the second seat base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Harmon, Arnav Wagh, Gabriella M. G. Jacobsen, Carlos Gonzales, Michael Huskey, David Vondle, Jevon Gerweck, Daveanand M. Singh
  • Publication number: 20210291744
    Abstract: A multifunctional seating assembly for a vehicle is disclosed herein. The seating assembly includes a base slidably coupled to the vehicle. A storage compartment is defined by the base. A seat is pivotably coupled to the base and is operable to pivot about a first pivot axis that is proximate to a seating assembly-forward end of the seat from a first seat position to a second seat position. A seatback is pivotably coupled to the seat and is operable to pivot about a second pivot axis that is proximate to a seating assembly-rearward end of the seat from a first seatback position to a second seatback position. Movement of the seat from the first seat position to the second seat position provides access to the storage compartment defined by the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Harmon, Louisa Natascha Heinrich, Jinghua Li
  • Publication number: 20170195563
    Abstract: A low-profile panoramic camera is disclosed comprising an elongated camera body and a panoramic lens. The panoramic lens has a principle longitudinal axis and a field of view angle of greater than 180°. A portion of the camera body adjacent to the panoramic lens comprises a surface defining a rake angle that is outside the field of view angle. The panoramic camera has a total height less than a length of the camera body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Claudio Santiago Ribeiro, Michael John Harmon, Billy Robertson, Moisés De La Cruz, John Nicholas Shemelynce, Michael Rondinelli