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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180304839
    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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shenaq, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Stephen Noel Pingston
  • Patent number: 10000171
    Abstract: An energy-absorbing device includes a beam having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of lobes attached to and positioned sequentially along the beam. The lobes are spaced from each other, deformable relative to the beam, and configured to contact adjacent lobes when deformed. The size and spacing of the lobes is such that if a single lobe is deformed, the lobe will not contact adjacent lobes, but if adjacent lobes are deformed, the lobes will contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Noel Pingston, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Shenaq, Ray Hari Manala Rethinam
  • Publication number: 20180050658
    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: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Shenaq, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20170355332
    Abstract: An energy-absorbing device includes a beam having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of lobes attached to and positioned sequentially along the beam. The lobes are spaced from each other, deformable relative to the beam, and configured to contact adjacent lobes when deformed. The size and spacing of the lobes is such that if a single lobe is deformed, the lobe will not contact adjacent lobes, but if adjacent lobes are deformed, the lobes will contact each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Noel Pingston, Sudip Sankar Bhattacharjee, Mohammed Shenaq, Ray Hari Manala Rethinam
  • Patent number: 9827947
    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: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Shenaq, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 9821758
    Abstract: A seat belt assembly for a vehicle includes a pretensioner, and a cable connected to the pretensioner. The seat belt assembly includes a torsion bar having a plurality of teeth. The cable has slots interlocking with the teeth. During a sensed impact of the vehicle, the pretensioner is activated to retract the cable to pretension the seat belt assembly relative to an occupant of the vehicle. The interlocking of the slots with the teeth exerts torsional forces on the torsion bar, which yields to reduce forces on a chest of the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammed Shenaq, Mohammed Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Robert William McCoy
  • Patent number: 9789848
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a housing, a spool, a disc, a cutter, a plate, and an actuator. The spool is rotatably coupled to the housing. The disc is fixed to the spool. The cutter is moveable along a path from a spaced position away from the disc to a cutting position adjacent the disc. The plate is moveable between an engaged position extending in the path and a disengaged position spaced from the path. The actuator is coupled to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Omar Faruque, Mohammed Shenaq
  • Publication number: 20170267210
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a housing, a spool, a disc, a cutter, a plate, and an actuator. The spool is rotatably coupled to the housing. The disc is fixed to the spool. The cutter is moveable along a path from a spaced position away from the disc to a cutting position adjacent the disc. The plate is moveable between an engaged position extending in the path and a disengaged position spaced from the path. The actuator is coupled to the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammed Omar Faruque, Mohammed Shenaq