Patents by Inventor Mladen Humer

Mladen Humer 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: 10830310
    Abstract: A gear assembly includes motor, a first gear, one or more planet gears, a first ring gear, and/or a second ring gear. The motor may be configured to rotate the first ring gear at a first speed and/or a second speed. The first gear may be configured to rotate the one or more planet gears. The planet gears may be configured to engage the first ring gear and/or rotate the second ring gear. The second speed may be greater than the first speed. Each of the one or more planet gears may include a first portion and/or a second portion. The first portion may include a first radius, and/or the second portion may include a second radius. The first radius may be larger than the second radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Hudson, Mladen Humer, Mark R. Keyser
  • Publication number: 20200339012
    Abstract: A vehicle system for mitigating the effects of rear or front collisions includes a vehicle seat having a vehicle seat cushion and a vehicle seatback. The vehicle seatback is rotatable relative to the vehicle seat cushion. An actuation system adjusts the position of the vehicle seatback relative to the vehicle seat cushion or the vehicle seat cushion relative to the vehicle seatback. Characteristically, the vehicle system also includes a profile selector that receives vehicle seat contextual data and determines an actuation travel profile that is applied to the vehicle seatback via the actuation system in response to the vehicle seat contextual data indicating a collision triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: MLADEN HUMER, ARJUN YETUKURI, MICHAEL EASTON, JASMINE PIZANA, MARK R. KEYSER
  • Publication number: 20200278009
    Abstract: A gear assembly includes motor, a first gear, one or more planet gears, a first ring gear, and/or a second ring gear. The motor may be configured to rotate the first ring gear at a first speed and/or a second speed. The first gear may be configured to rotate the one or more planet gears. The planet gears may be configured to engage the first ring gear and/or rotate the second ring gear. The second speed may be greater than the first speed. Each of the one or more planet gears may include a first portion and/or a second portion. The first portion may include a first radius, and/or the second portion may include a second radius. The first radius may be larger than the second radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Curtis Hudson, Mladen Humer, Mark R. Keyser
  • Publication number: 20200171979
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat, one or more sensor assemblies, and/or an electronic control unit that may be connected to the one or more sensor assemblies. The one or more sensor assemblies may provide information about a first position of the seat to the electronic control unit. The electronic control unit may be configured to receive a second position of the seat, and/or the electronic control unit may be configured to automatically move the seat to the second position without contacting other objects. The electronic control unit may include a second seat, and/or the electronic control unit may be configured to automatically move the second seat from a first second seat position to a second second seat position. The electronic control unit may be configured to determine a movement path of the seat according to information from the one or more sensor assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Arjun Yetukuri, Mark Weaver, Karl Henn, Mladen Humer
  • Patent number: 10632814
    Abstract: A temperature control system for a vehicle seat includes a finish trim layer, a thermally conductive panel in thermal contact with the finish trim layer, a thermal device generating a temperature gradient, and a heat transfer structure connecting the panel and the thermal device. The panel and the heat transfer structure are adapted to together thermally conduct the quantity of heat between the finish trim layer and the thermal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Mladen Humer
  • Publication number: 20190299814
    Abstract: A vehicle seat controller is provided to control a front seat assembly and a rear seat assembly positioned directly behind of the front seat assembly. The vehicle seat controller programmed to receive a first input indicating whether the rear seat assembly is occupied and receive a second input indicating a position of the front seat assembly. The vehicle seat controller is programmed to provide a signal to an actuator to move the front seat assembly forward if the first input indicates the rear seat is occupied and the second input indicates the position exceeds a rearward travel threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Arjun Yetukuri, Karl Henn, Mark R. Keyser, Mladen Humer, Mark Sparschu
  • Publication number: 20190275974
    Abstract: A seat assembly having an occupant protection system. The occupant protection system may have a deployable shield. The deployable shield may extend around multiple sides of the seat assembly may extend at least partially around a front of a seat occupant when deployed, may be deployable along a dynamic deployment path based on a detected position of a seat occupant, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Arjun Yetukuri, Michael Tracht, Mladen Humer, Karl Henn, Peter Festag
  • Patent number: 10239420
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning a seat arrangement in a vehicle includes moving the seat arrangement forward by a first amount when a certain criteria are met. The criteria may include at least one criterion related to occupancy of a seat directly behind the seat arrangement and at least one criterion related to a likelihood of an impact into the vehicle from behind the seat arrangement. The method may also include not moving the seat arrangement forward by the first amount when at least one of the criteria is not met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Arjun Yetukuri, Mladen Humer, Karl Henn, Jasmine Pizana, Curtis Hudson
  • Publication number: 20180272836
    Abstract: A temperature control system for a vehicle seat includes a finish trim layer, a thermally conductive panel in thermal contact with the finish trim layer, a thermal device generating a temperature gradient, and a heat transfer structure connecting the panel and the thermal device. The panel and the heat transfer structure are adapted to together thermally conduct the quantity of heat between the finish trim layer and the thermal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Mladen Humer
  • Patent number: 10011194
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning a seat arrangement in a vehicle having a front seat arrangement and a rear seat arrangement includes moving the rear seat arrangement rearward relative to the vehicle when a plurality of criteria are met, including at least one criterion related to occupancy of the rear seat arrangement and at least one criterion related to a likelihood of impact into the vehicle from behind the vehicle. The rear seat arrangement is not moved rearward when at least one of the criteria is not met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ray Scott, David Kazyak, Karl Henn, Jasmine Pizana, Mladen Humer, Arjun Yetukuri
  • Publication number: 20180170215
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning a seat arrangement in a vehicle includes moving the seat arrangement forward by a first amount when a certain criteria are met. The criteria may include at least one criterion related to occupancy of a seat directly behind the seat arrangement and at least one criterion related to a likelihood of an impact into the vehicle from behind the seat arrangement. The method may also include not moving the seat arrangement forward by the first amount when at least one of the criteria is not met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Arjun YETUKURI, Mladen HUMER, Karl HENN, Jasmine PIZANA, Curtis HUDSON
  • Patent number: 9731637
    Abstract: A seat assembly having a headrest and a method of assembly. The headrest may be pivotally disposed on a support post and may have a support plate. The support plate may have first and second walls that have first and second holes, respectively, that may be disposed along the axis and that may receive the support post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Ted Smith
  • Publication number: 20170050544
    Abstract: A seat assembly having a headrest and a method of assembly. The headrest may be pivotally disposed on a support post and may have a support plate. The support plate may have first and second walls that have first and second holes, respectively, that may be disposed along the axis and that may receive the support post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Ted Smith
  • Patent number: 9278635
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly is provided with a first guide member mounted proximate to a vehicle seat back. A second guide member is mounted to the first guide member for translation along the first guide member. A locking mechanism is mounted to the second guide member in cooperation with the first guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member. The first and second guide members are connected by at least one spherical bushing. A torsion spring is connected to the first guide member and oriented about the second guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Mladen Humer
  • Patent number: 9233631
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly is provided with a first guide member mounted proximate to a vehicle seat back. A second guide member is mounted to the first guide member for translation along the first guide member. A locking mechanism is mounted to the second guide member in cooperation with the first guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member. The first and second guide members are the only guide members to minimize binding. The locking mechanism includes a torsion spring connected to the first guide member and oriented about the second guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member. A lever is mounted to the torsion spring for unlocking the torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Arjun Yetukuri, Eric Veine
  • Patent number: 8894144
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly having a seatback frame, an upper armature that is movable relative to the seatback frame and a head restraint mounted on the upper armature. A linkage assembly operatively interconnects the upper armature and an impact body such that movement of the impact body relative to the seatback frame acts on the linkage assembly to move the upper armature relative to the seatback frame to cause the head restraint to move toward the occupant. The linkage assembly includes a linkage and a coupler movably connected to the linkage. The coupler includes a first member movably connected to the seatback frame and a second member movably connected to the first member at a location below the upper end of the impact body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Nagarjun Yetukuri, Gerald Locke, Dale Smallwood
  • Publication number: 20140210243
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly is provided with a first guide member mounted proximate to a vehicle seat back. A second guide member is mounted to the first guide member for translation along the first guide member. A locking mechanism is mounted to the second guide member in cooperation with the first guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member. The first and second guide members are connected by at least one spherical bushing. A torsion spring is connected to the first guide member and oriented about the second guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Mladen Humer
  • Publication number: 20140203616
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly is provided with a first guide member mounted proximate to a vehicle seat back. A second guide member is mounted to the first guide member for translation along the first guide member. A locking mechanism is mounted to the second guide member in cooperation with the first guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member. The first and second guide members are the only guide members to minimize binding. The locking mechanism includes a torsion spring connected to the first guide member and oriented about the second guide member for locking the second guide member relative to the first guide member. A lever is mounted to the torsion spring for unlocking the torsion spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Arjun Yetukuri, Eric Veine
  • Patent number: 8657379
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly includes a post assembly which has a first post section, a second post section, and a cross member section connecting the first post section and the second post section. The first post section and the second post section are adapted to engage a vehicle seat. The head restraint includes a bun moveably attached to the post assembly, a first gear, and a motor that rotates the first gear in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Rotation of the first gear drives a second gear which drives a third gear. Rotation of the second gear in a first direction causes movement of the bun to a tilted position while movement of the second gear in a second direction causes movement of the bun to an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Arjun Yetukuri, Gerald Steven Locke, Jasmine Pizana
  • Publication number: 20130341987
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly includes a post assembly which has a first post section, a second post section, and a cross member section connecting the first post section and the second post section. The first post section and the second post section are adapted to engage a vehicle seat. The head restraint includes a bun moveably attached to the post assembly, a first gear, and a motor that rotates the first gear in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Rotation of the first gear drives a second gear which drives a third gear. Rotation of the second gear in a first direction causes movement of the bun to a tilted position while movement of the second gear in a second direction causes movement of the bun to an upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mladen Humer, Arjun Yetukuri, Gerald Steven Locke, Jasmine Pizana