Patents by Inventor Nahshon Francis

Nahshon Francis 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: 9950652
    Abstract: A headrest assembly includes a headrest bun adjustably supported on a linkage system. An adjustable cover assembly is operable between stowed and deployed positons relative to a position of the headrest bun and is configured to cover the linkage system in use. The adjustable cover assembly includes first and second members, wherein the first member is coupled to the linkage system for movement therewith and the second member is pivotally coupled to the first member. A gap is defined between the first member and the second member, and the gap is maintained by a plurality of spacers disposed on the first member as the cover assembly moves from the stowed position to the deployed position with the headrest bun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Nahshon Francis, Daniel Ferretti, David Frederick Lyons, Nicholas Alphonse Billardello
  • Publication number: 20170313219
    Abstract: A headrest assembly includes a headrest bun adjustably supported on a linkage system. An adjustable cover assembly is operable between stowed and deployed positons relative to a position of the headrest bun and is configured to cover the linkage system in use. The adjustable cover assembly includes first and second members, wherein the first member is coupled to the linkage system for movement therewith and the second member is pivotally coupled to the first member. A gap is defined between the first member and the second member, and the gap is maintained by a plurality of spacers disposed on the first member as the cover assembly moves from the stowed position to the deployed position with the headrest bun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Nahshon Francis, Daniel Ferretti, David Frederick Lyons, Nicholas Alphonse Billardello
  • Patent number: 9211866
    Abstract: A seatbelt assembly includes a seatbelt buckle that is disposed along a retractable belt webbing and configured for tethered movement about a vehicle interior. The seatbelt buckle includes a housing which contains a latch mechanism which releasably latches a seatbelt tongue to the seatbelt buckle. The housing further includes one or more light sources powered through the belt webbing or through a power cell in the housing which are used to illuminate the vehicle interior as tethered to the vehicle on the belt webbing and which are further used to facilitate a vehicle occupant in locating the seatbelt tongue when fastening the seatbelt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Scott Ferrier, Benjamin Yilma, Nahshon Francis
  • Patent number: D750926
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D750927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D750928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D750929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D767292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D799224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Moray S. Callum, Soo Kang-Morales, James Smithbauer, Nahshon Francis, David Woodhouse
  • Patent number: D799225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Moray S. Callum, Soo Kang-Morales, James Smithbauer, Nahshon Francis, David Woodhouse