Patents by Inventor Mohammed Shenaq

Mohammed Shenaq 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: 11305710
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper beam elongated in a cross-vehicle direction and a bumper that is plastic. The bumper is elongated in the cross-vehicle direction and is affixed to the bumper beam. The bumper beam is rigid relative to the bumper. The bumper defines a cavity enclosed by the bumper. The cavity is elongated in the cross-vehicle direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Ray Hari Manalan Rethinam, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Matthew Smith, Neil Clarke
  • Patent number: 11292334
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a stacked reinforcement assembly for a grille of a motor vehicle. An example vehicle includes a fascia, an active grille shutter assembly including a housing, and a reinforcement assembly connected to the fascia and the housing. The reinforcement assembly includes a first bar at least partially nested within a second bar. An assembly and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Michael Polito, Vince S. Carnes, Kevin Berington Johnson, Matthew Smith, Mohammed Shenaq
  • Publication number: 20210379943
    Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle frame, a base fixed relative to the vehicle frame, and a hook supported by the base and rotatable relative to the base between an extended position and a retracted position. One of the hook or the base has a flange and the other of the hook or the base has a pair of extensions. The flange is between the extensions. A post is fixed relative to the flange and engages both extensions. A spring is connected to the post and one of the extensions. The spring is positioned to bias the hook toward the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20210276412
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a stacked reinforcement assembly for a grille of a motor vehicle. An example vehicle includes a fascia, an active grille shutter assembly including a housing, and a reinforcement assembly connected to the fascia and the housing. The reinforcement assembly includes a first bar at least partially nested within a second bar. An assembly and method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Michael Polito, Vince S. Carnes, Kevin Berington Johnson, Matthew Smith, Mohammed Shenaq
  • Patent number: 11077811
    Abstract: A front-end structure includes a front-end support and a grille fixed relative to the front-end support. Two brackets are disposed between the front-end support and the grille. The two brackets are spaced from each other along a cross-vehicle axis. Each of the two brackets has two legs. Each of the legs extends from the front-end support toward the grille. Two bars are spaced from each other and are spaced from the front-end support. The bars are elongated along the cross-vehicle axis from one of the brackets to the other of the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Ahmed, Neil Clarke, Richard Lisowski
  • Patent number: 10933706
    Abstract: An assembly includes a bumper. The assembly further includes a base fixed relative to the bumper and a hook supported by the base. The hook is rotatable relative to the base between an extended position and a retracted position. The assembly further includes a spring between the base and the hook positioned to bias the hook from the retracted position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Richard Lisowski, Mustafa Ahmed, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee
  • Publication number: 20210024023
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper beam elongated in a cross-vehicle direction and a bumper that is plastic. The bumper is elongated in the cross-vehicle direction and is affixed to the bumper beam. The bumper beam is rigid relative to the bumper. The bumper defines a cavity enclosed by the bumper. The cavity is elongated in the cross-vehicle direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: MOHAMMED SHENAQ, RAY HARI MANALAN RETHINAM, SUDIP SANKAR BHATTACHARJEE, MATTHEW SMITH, NEIL CLARKE
  • Patent number: 10787052
    Abstract: A tow apparatus includes a front bumper, a housing rigidly attached to the front bumper, and a tow hook slidable in the housing. The housing and the tow hook define a closed chamber, and the closed chamber is filled with a compressible fluid. Sliding the tow hook in the housing in a direction that decreases the volume of the closed chamber compresses the compressible fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Mustafa Ahmed, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Ray Hari Manala Rethinam
  • Publication number: 20200171894
    Abstract: An assembly includes a bumper. The assembly further includes a base fixed relative to the bumper and a hook supported by the base. The hook is rotatable relative to the base between an extended position and a retracted position. The assembly further includes a spring between the base and the hook positioned to bias the hook from the retracted position to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Richard Lisowski, Mustafa Ahmed, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 10661750
    Abstract: A seat belt buckle assembly includes a buckle housing; a plate extending from the buckle housing and defining a slot; and a bracket including a rivet engaged in the slot. The plate and rivet are configured such that, in response to an impact force that exceeds a threshold acting to pull the buckle housing away from the bracket, the slot plastically deforms, permitting the buckle housing and plate to translate relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Shenaq, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 10611325
    Abstract: A motor vehicle according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bumper having an at least partially metallic shell mounted to the vehicle by way of a mount. Further, at least a portion of the mount is configured to bend to allow movement of the shell in response to a collision. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Glickman, Michael Williams, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Shenaq, Mustafa Ahmed, Harsha Kusnoorkar
  • Publication number: 20200023697
    Abstract: A tow apparatus includes a front bumper, a housing rigidly attached to the front bumper, and a tow hook slidable in the housing. The housing and the tow hook define a closed chamber, and the closed chamber is filled with a compressible fluid. Sliding the tow hook in the housing in a direction that decreases the volume of the closed chamber compresses the compressible fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Mustafa Ahmed, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Ray Hari Manala Rethinam
  • Publication number: 20190359155
    Abstract: A front-end structure includes a front-end support and a grille fixed relative to the front-end support. Two brackets are disposed between the front-end support and the grille. The two brackets are spaced from each other along a cross-vehicle axis. Each of the two brackets has two legs. Each of the legs extends from the front-end support toward the grille. Two bars are spaced from each other and are spaced from the front-end support. The bars are elongated along the cross-vehicle axis from one of the brackets to the other of the brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: MOHAMMED SHENAQ, SUDIP SANKAR BHATTACHARJEE, MUSTAFA AHMED, NEIL CLARKE, RICHARD LISOWSKI
  • Patent number: 10457104
    Abstract: An exemplary towing assembly includes, among other things, a bracket having laterally spaced channels, and a tow loop having laterally spaced arms. Each of the arms is configured to slide within a respective one of the channels from a deployed to a retracted position in response to a load applied to the tow loop. An exemplary method of positioning a tow loop includes, among other things, in response to a load applied to a tow loop, moving the tow loop from a deployed position to a retracted position within a bracket. The method further includes biasing the tow loop away from the retracted position toward a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Sudip Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Ahmed, Ray Hari Manala Rethinam
  • Publication number: 20190217673
    Abstract: An exemplary towing assembly includes, among other things, a bracket having laterally spaced channels, and a tow loop having laterally spaced arms. Each of the arms is configured to slide within a respective one of the channels from a deployed to a retracted position in response to a load applied to the tow loop. An exemplary method of positioning a tow loop includes, among other things, in response to a load applied to a tow loop, moving the tow loop from a deployed position to a retracted position within a bracket. The method further includes biasing the tow loop away from the retracted position toward a deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Sudip Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Ahmed, Ray Hari Manala Rethinam
  • Publication number: 20190152414
    Abstract: A motor vehicle according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a bumper having an at least partially metallic shell mounted to the vehicle by way of a mount. Further, at least a portion of the mount is configured to bend to allow movement of the shell in response to a collision. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David Brian Glickman, Michael Williams, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Shenaq, Mustafa Ahmed, Harsha Kusnoorkar
  • Patent number: 10288246
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp assembly is generally shown. The headlamp assembly includes a housing, and a lens supported by the housing. The headlamp assembly includes a connecting member connected to the housing between the housing and the lens. The connecting member extends circumferentially about the housing. The connecting member is a different type of material than the housing and the lens, and the connecting member is deformable relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Mustafa Ahmed, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 10272858
    Abstract: A vehicle component includes a main panel extending in a first direction; a plurality of lobes extending in a second direction transverse to the first direction; and a plurality of ridges extending in the second direction. Each ridge extends around a subset of the lobes. Each lobe may be encircled by one of the ridges. The cover may include a plurality of depressions connecting the ridges to the corresponding lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Stephen Noel Pingston
  • Patent number: 10246036
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a crush can, a bumper extending along a longitudinal axis and supported by the crush can, and a secondary bumper assembly. The secondary bumper assembly is supportable by the bumper, and includes a secondary bumper that extends along the longitudinal axis, and a hand-actuated release supported by the secondary bumper having an arm attachable to the bumper. The arm is moveable between an engaged position for engagement with the bumper and a disengaged position for disengagement with the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Ahmed, Mohammed Shenaq, Martyn Swain, Daehyun Hwang
  • Publication number: 20190001907
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a crush can, a bumper extending along a longitudinal axis and supported by the crush can, and a secondary bumper assembly. The secondary bumper assembly is supportable by the bumper, and includes a secondary bumper that extends along the longitudinal axis, and a hand-actuated release supported by the secondary bumper having an arm attachable to the bumper. The arm is moveable between an engaged position for engagement with the bumper and a disengaged position for disengagement with the bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mustafa Ahmed, Mohammed Shenaq, Martyn Swain, Daehyun Hwang