Patents by Inventor Patrick Maloney

Patrick Maloney 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: 20220068242
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses may provide for a system memory, an external graphics source, and a host processor coupled to the system memory and the external graphics source. The host processor may include an integrated graphics source, an output port, a set of input pins, wherein the set if input pins are dedicated to the external graphics source, and a communication path between the set of input pins and the output port. In one example, the communication path bypasses the system memory and the integrated graphics source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick Maloney, Robert Johnston, Sindhu Amireddy, Todd Witter
  • Patent number: 11230210
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a frame with an engagement portion, a carrier, and a strap disposed between the frame and the carrier, wherein if the carrier is in an attached position relative to the frame, then application of an actuating force to the strap moves the carrier to a detached position relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Sangram Laxman Tamhankar, Patrick Maloney, Kevin VanNieulande
  • Publication number: 20210405732
    Abstract: Hardware-based wake detection and system-on-chip (SoC) firmware support for servicing fixed display port (DP) and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port hot plug events which allow a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C subsystem to go into a powered off state while the fixed display is not streaming. Upon receiving a display software-initiated wake for fixed display streaming in response to a hot plug detect, the SoC USB Type-C firmware triggers exit low-power state flow to power up the USB USB Type-C subsystem to handle the display traffic. The SoC USB Type-C firmware has the capability to autonomously re-enter the low power state when the fixed display(s) are not streaming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sindhu Amireddy, Brent Bero, Deepak Rangaraj, Patrick Maloney
  • Patent number: 11130432
    Abstract: A seat of a vehicle seating assembly includes a seat carrier, a thigh tilt housing, a thigh extension housing, and an inflatable member. The thigh tilt housing is coupled to a forward region of the seat carrier. A recess is defined by the thigh tilt housing, with the recess being positioned in an upper surface of the thigh tilt housing. A motor is received within the recess. The thigh extension housing is coupled to the motor, with the thigh extension housing being movable in a fore-aft direction relative to the thigh tilt housing. A fastener couples the thigh tilt housing to the seat carrier in a manner that permits pivotable motion of the thigh tilt housing along a vertical plane. The inflatable member is positioned between the seat carrier and the thigh tilt housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Wayne Jaranson, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Christian J. Hosbach, Sangram Tamhankar, Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar
  • Publication number: 20210237634
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a cushioned component having a lattice matrix, wherein the lattice matrix includes a first portion defined by a first pattern of interconnected links which defines a first set of cells, and a second portion defined by a second pattern of interconnected links which defines a second set of cells. The first portion of the lattice matrix includes a density profile that is different than a density profile of the second portion of the lattice matrix. An air bladder is disposed within a core portion of the lattice matrix and includes a non-porous outer casing surrounding an interior cavity. The outer casing of the air bladder and the lattice matrix are integrated components comprised of a common material to define a monolithic structure created using an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Maloney, Alex Perkins, Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Sangram Tamhankar, Kevin VanNieulande, Victoria Leigh Schein, Christian J. Hosbach
  • Patent number: 11065989
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat base operably coupled with a seatback and having a seat pan. An upper connector is positioned on the seat pan. A lift assembly is operably coupled with the seat pan and includes a bracket defining a bracket slot. An outer link has a first end rotatably coupled with the seat pan and a second end that includes a lower connector. The lower connector is slidably received by the bracket slot. An inner link has a first end rotatably coupled with the bracket and a second end that defines a link slot. The link slot is configured to receive the upper connector. A sector gear is configured to facilitate vertical translation of the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Wayne Jaranson, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Christian J. Hosbach, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 11059440
    Abstract: A vehicle for automatically learning and recalling driver preferences includes a subsystem and a processor. The processor builds, for a user profile, an ideal range in which the subsystem has been adjusted over key cycles. For each instance in which the user profile is loaded, the processor causes the subsystem to adjust to the latest saved user adjustment of the subsystem. The processor save the current user adjustment in response to the current user adjustment of the subsystem being within the ideal range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Brown, Justin Bauer, Thomas Lee Miller, Walter L. Stephens, Jr., Sonya Golden, Patrick Maloney
  • Patent number: 11040636
    Abstract: A seat mounting system includes a seat frame having a support surface and first and second side surfaces downwardly extending from opposed sides of the support surface. Mounting members are supported on the first and second side surfaces. The mounting members each include an inner layer, an outer layer, and a deformable core portion disposed therebetween. The mounting members each include a mounting aperture extending through the deformable core portion, such that the deformable core portion surrounds the mounting aperture. A base frame includes a receiving aperture disposed through a body portion of the base frame. The base frame is operably coupled to the seat frame by a fastener received through the receiving aperture of the base frame and further received through the mounting aperture of the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian J. Hosbach, John Wayne Jaranson, Keith Allen Godin, Johnathan Andrew Line, Patrick Maloney
  • Publication number: 20210178976
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback having a cushioned component pivotally coupled to the seatback and operable between deployed and retracted positions. The cushioned component includes an interior cavity. A rack assembly is positioned within the interior cavity and includes a forward-most rack with a first receiving area. The rack assembly further includes a rearward-most rack having a second receiving area. A first cartridge assembly is removeably received in the first receiving area of the rack assembly. A second cartridge assembly is removeably received in the second receiving area of the rack assembly. The rack assembly may also include one or more intermediate rack assemblies positioned between the forward-most and rearward-most rack assemblies for supporting other intermediate cartridge assemblies. Each cartridge assembly includes a different density profile for providing variated comfort settings to the seatback of the seat assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Sangram Tamhankar, Christian J. Hosbach, Patrick Maloney, Alex Perkins, Victoria Leigh Schein, Kevin VanNieulande
  • Publication number: 20210170930
    Abstract: A seat of a vehicle seating assembly includes a seat carrier, a thigh tilt housing, a thigh extension housing, and an inflatable member. The thigh tilt housing is coupled to a forward region of the seat carrier. A recess is defined by the thigh tilt housing, with the recess being positioned in an upper surface of the thigh tilt housing. A motor is received within the recess. The thigh extension housing is coupled to the motor, with the thigh extension housing being movable in a fore-aft direction relative to the thigh tilt housing. A fastener couples the thigh tilt housing to the seat carrier in a manner that permits pivotable motion of the thigh tilt housing along a vertical plane. The inflatable member is positioned between the seat carrier and the thigh tilt housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: John Wayne Jaranson, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Christian J. Hosbach, Sangram Tamhankar, Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar
  • Publication number: 20210170927
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly including a seat and a seatback pivotably coupled to the seat. The seatback includes a frame, a sub-frame member, a carrier, a cushion, and an inflatable member. The sub-frame member is pivotably coupled to an occupant-facing surface of the frame by a bracket. The carrier is coupled to the frame such that the sub-frame member is positioned between the frame and the carrier. The cushion is coupled to an occupant-facing surface of the carrier. The inflatable member is positioned between the occupant-facing surface of the frame and an interior surface of the sub-frame member. The inflatable member is operable between a deflated state and an inflated state. The inflatable member initiates pivotable motion of the sub-frame member of an axis defined by the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Christian J. Hosbach, Sangram Tamhankar, Patrick Maloney, John Wayne Jaranson, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad
  • Patent number: 11027635
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly including a seat and a seatback pivotably coupled to the seat. The seatback includes a frame, a sub-frame member, a carrier, a cushion, and an inflatable member. The sub-frame member is pivotably coupled to an occupant-facing surface of the frame by a bracket. The carrier is coupled to the frame such that the sub-frame member is positioned between the frame and the carrier. The cushion is coupled to an occupant-facing surface of the carrier. The inflatable member is positioned between the occupant-facing surface of the frame and an interior surface of the sub-frame member. The inflatable member is operable between a deflated state and an inflated state. The inflatable member initiates pivotable motion of the sub-frame member of an axis defined by the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Christian J. Hosbach, Sangram Tamhankar, Patrick Maloney, John Wayne Jaranson, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad
  • Patent number: 11001141
    Abstract: A control system includes a joystick and a computer. The joystick includes a joystick body, a cover hingedly coupled to the joystick body and movable between an open position and a closed position, and an input located on the joystick body. The input is exposed by the cover when the cover is in the open position and concealed by the cover when the cover is in the closed position. The computer is programmed to enter a first mode in response to the cover moving from the open position to the closed position, to enter a second mode in response to both the cover moving from the closed position to the open position and the input being activated, and to remain in a same of the first and second modes in response to the cover moving from the closed position to the open position without the input being activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Sangram Tamhankar, Jonathan Paul Weiler, Christian J. Hosbach, Patrick Maloney
  • Patent number: 10953775
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat portion and a seatback. A cushioned component is disposed in either the seat portion or the seatback. The cushioned component includes a porous lattice matrix and non-porous first and second walls that are disposed within and surrounded by the lattice matrix. The first and second walls are spaced-apart from one another and disposed at opposed angles to define a channel therebetween. The lattice matrix and the first and second walls are deformable structures for supporting a seat occupant while still being able to channel air through the cushioned component. The lattice matrix and the first and second walls are contemplated to be integrally formed components defining a monolithic structure. The lattice matrix may include multiple sets of spaced-apart walls for channeling air through different portions of the cushioned component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Maloney, Victoria Leigh Schein, Alex Perkins, Vishal Vinayak Nageshkar, Sangram Tamhankar, Christian J. Hosbach
  • Publication number: 20210078456
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat base operably coupled with a seatback and having a seat pan. An upper connector is positioned on the seat pan. A lift assembly is operably coupled with the seat pan and includes a bracket defining a bracket slot. An outer link has a first end rotatably coupled with the seat pan and a second end that includes a lower connector. The lower connector is slidably received by the bracket slot. An inner link has a first end rotatably coupled with the bracket and a second end that defines a link slot. The link slot is configured to receive the upper connector. A sector gear is configured to facilitate vertical translation of the seat base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Wayne Jaranson, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Christian J. Hosbach, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20210069948
    Abstract: A trim article includes an outer casing having an inner surface defining an interior portion of the outer casing. The outer casing includes a front surface having a plurality of through apertures disposed thereon. A core portion is disposed within the interior portion of the outer casing and includes first and second portions having variated densities relative to one another. The first and second portions include lattice matrices having variated patterns of interconnected links and associated cells that provide variated force deflection parameters between the first and second portions of the core portion. The outer casing and the core portion are integrated to define a monolithic structure comprised of a common material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Siddharthan Selvasekar, Andres Almeida Senatore, Kevin VanNieulande, Michael Steven Medoro, Victoria Leigh Schein, Patrick Maloney
  • Publication number: 20210069962
    Abstract: A method of making a trim article includes the steps of 1) obtaining specified criteria of a target component part comprised of a plurality of materials; 2) processing the specified criteria into a design envelope that includes parameters of the target component part within which the trim article to be created is to be confined, 3) inputting the design envelope into an additive manufacturing device supplied with a single forming material; and 4) forming the trim article using the additive manufacturing device from the single material. The formed trim article includes an outer casing with an interior portion having one or more lattice matrices disposed therein and having varying density profiles to simulate the specified criteria of the target component part. The formed trim article is created as a fully integrated monolithic whole via the additive manufacturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Siddharthan Selvasekar, Andres Almeida Senatore, Kevin VanNieulande, Michael Steven Medoro, Victoria Leigh Schein, Patrick Maloney
  • Publication number: 20210040098
    Abstract: Provided herein are agonists of the apelin receptor for the treatment of disease. The compounds disclosed herein are useful for the treatment of a range of cardiovascular, renal and metabolic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Layton H. SMITH, Anthony B. PINKERTON, Paul HERSHBERGER, Patrick MALONEY, Danielle MCANALLY
  • Publication number: 20210039494
    Abstract: A control system includes a joystick and a computer. The joystick includes a joystick body, a cover hingedly coupled to the joystick body and movable between an open position and a closed position, and an input located on the joystick body. The input is exposed by the cover when the cover is in the open position and concealed by the cover when the cover is in the closed position. The computer is programmed to enter a first mode in response to the cover moving from the open position to the closed position, to enter a second mode in response to both the cover moving from the closed position to the open position and the input being activated, and to remain in a same of the first and second modes in response to the cover moving from the closed position to the open position without the input being activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: VISHAL VINAYAK NAGESHKAR, SANGRAM TAMHANKAR, JONATHAN PAUL WEILER, CHRISTIAN J. HOSBACH, PATRICK MALONEY
  • Publication number: 20210016684
    Abstract: A seat mounting system includes a seat frame having a support surface and first and second side surfaces downwardly extending from opposed sides of the support surface. Mounting members are supported on the first and second side surfaces. The mounting members each include an inner layer, an outer layer, and a deformable core portion disposed therebetween. The mounting members each include a mounting aperture extending through the deformable core portion, such that the deformable core portion surrounds the mounting aperture. A base frame includes a receiving aperture disposed through a body portion of the base frame. The base frame is operably coupled to the seat frame by a fastener received through the receiving aperture of the base frame and further received through the mounting aperture of the mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christian J. Hosbach, John Wayne Jaranson, Keith Allen Godin, Johnathan Andrew Line, Patrick Maloney