Patents by Inventor Nitin Bandaru

Nitin Bandaru 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: 20200104962
    Abstract: A provider, such as a transportation management service, can manage transport for a number of riders between various locations. A system can determine that a customer is in a vehicle, prompt the customer regarding the customer's preferences, and modify a trip characteristic based on the response. The customer can be a rider in a vehicle shared by other passengers such as in a ride sharing environment. The customer can request transit with a transit service; such a request may include at least one time component, such as a requested time of departure or arrival. A system can prompt the customer about the customer's preferences when the system determines that the customer is otherwise unoccupied. The system can use the responses to build a profile for the customer based on the responses. The system can then modify a vehicle characteristic and/or a route based on the profile and responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, John Abernethy, Nitin Bandaru, Lisa Ratner
  • Patent number: 10534157
    Abstract: Various expandable mirrors and a vehicle having the same are described. An expandable mirror may include a first pane having a first reflective surface and a second pane having a second reflective surface. The expandable mirror may also include a mechanism connected with each of the first and second panes. The mechanism may be actuated to expand a viewing area of the mirror such that the expanded viewing area includes both the first and second reflective surfaces. The expandable mirror may also include a third pane having a third reflective surface that contributes to the viewing area when the mirror is expanded. The expandable mirror may also include a manual button configured to actuate or de-actuate the mechanism when pressed. The expandable mirror may also include a positioning motor configured to adjust the orientation of the viewing area of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Leigh Gray Hagestad, John Michael Galan Ferrer, Victoria Leigh Schein, Nitin Bandaru
  • Publication number: 20190121057
    Abstract: Various expandable mirrors and a vehicle having the same are described. An expandable mirror may include a first pane having a first reflective surface and a second pane having a second reflective surface. The expandable mirror may also include a mechanism connected with each of the first and second panes. The mechanism may be actuated to expand a viewing area of the mirror such that the expanded viewing area includes both the first and second reflective surfaces. The expandable mirror may also include a third pane having a third reflective surface that contributes to the viewing area when the mirror is expanded. The expandable mirror may also include a manual button configured to actuate or de-actuate the mechanism when pressed. The expandable mirror may also include a positioning motor configured to adjust the orientation of the viewing area of the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Leigh Gray Hagestad, John Michael Galan Ferrer, Victoria Leigh Schein, Nitin Bandaru
  • Patent number: 10191243
    Abstract: Various expandable mirrors and a vehicle having the same are described. An expandable mirror may include a first pane having a first reflective surface and a second pane having a second reflective surface. The expandable mirror may also include a mechanism connected with each of the first and second panes. The mechanism may be actuated to expand a viewing area of the mirror such that the expanded viewing area includes both the first and second reflective surfaces. The expandable mirror may also include a third pane having a third reflective surface that contributes to the viewing area when the mirror is expanded. The expandable mirror may also include a manual button configured to actuate or de-actuate the mechanism when pressed. The expandable mirror may also include a positioning motor configured to adjust the orientation of the viewing area of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Leigh Gray Hagestad, John Michael Galan Ferrer, Victoria Leigh Schein, Nitin Bandaru
  • Publication number: 20170322389
    Abstract: Various expandable mirrors and a vehicle having the same are described. An expandable mirror may include a first pane having a first reflective surface and a second pane having a second reflective surface. The expandable mirror may also include a mechanism connected with each of the first and second panes. The mechanism may be actuated to expand a viewing area of the mirror such that the expanded viewing area includes both the first and second reflective surfaces. The expandable mirror may also include a third pane having a third reflective surface that contributes to the viewing area when the mirror is expanded. The expandable mirror may also include a manual button configured to actuate or de-actuate the mechanism when pressed. The expandable mirror may also include a positioning motor configured to adjust the orientation of the viewing area of the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Leigh Gray Hagestad, John Michael Galan Ferrer, Victoria Leigh Schein, Nitin Bandaru