Patents by Inventor Paul Kenneth Dellock

Paul Kenneth Dellock 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: 20210130114
    Abstract: Vehicle-based package delivery and alignment systems and methods are provided herein. An example method includes performing a first alignment of a delivery door of a vehicle with a receiving door of a package locker using location signals that are indicative of a location of the package locker, performing a second alignment of the delivery door with the receiving door based on camera images of an alignment target, and transferring a package from the vehicle to the package locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Kendra White, Kristopher Brown, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10994670
    Abstract: A vehicle console includes a trim ring disposed over a periphery of a housing. The trim ring includes a polymeric material and is electrically conductive and grounded. A proximity switch assembly is retained in the housing. The proximity switch assembly includes a proximity sensor proximate a sensing pad for generating an activation field. The sensing pad is proximate the trim ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Richard Gall, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 10994662
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes, among other things, a tie-down bracket including a latch pivotably coupled to a body. A method includes, among other things, securing a tie-down line to a tie-down bracket of a vehicle. The method further includes monitoring a load applied to the tie-down bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Kevin Berington Johnson
  • Patent number: 10988027
    Abstract: An exemplary wheel well heating method includes, among other things, in response to an environmental condition, generating thermal energy to heat a wheel well area of a vehicle. The method further includes powering the generating with power from a power source that is external to the vehicle. Another exemplary wheel well heating method includes generating thermal energy to heat a wheel well area of a vehicle, and adjusting the generating in response to a state of charge of a power supply of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Annette Huebner, Pietro Buttolo, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10989500
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a camouflaging cover configured to be placed over an exterior surface of a vehicle to conceal at least a portion of the vehicle, and a camouflaging lighting assembly integrated with the camouflaging cover and positioned over a light of the vehicle. The vehicle lighting assembly includes at least one light emitting device, a circuit board operatively connected to the at least one light emitting device, a housing having a first material composition, and at least one lens having a second material composition, such lens being more transparent than the housing. The first and second material compositions each includes a thermally conductive additive. The vehicle lighting method includes the steps of concealing at least a portion of a vehicle with the camouflaging cover, and positioning a camouflaging lighting device over a light of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Daniel Martin, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Publication number: 20210114518
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a first sound generator supported at a front of the vehicle and positioned to generate sound in a vehicle-forward direction. The vehicle includes a second sound generator supported at a right side of the vehicle and positioned to generate sound in a vehicle-right direction. The vehicle includes a third sound generator supported at a left side of the vehicle and positioned to generate sound in a vehicle-left direction. The vehicle includes a computer in communication with the first, second, and third sound generators, the computer having a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to identify an anticipated maneuver of the vehicle as a right-turn maneuver or a left-turn maneuver, actuate the first sound generator, and then, selectively actuate the second sound generator or the third generator based on the anticipated maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Joshua Wheeler, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman, Kristopher Karl Brown
  • Publication number: 20210117695
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to vehicle exterior imaging systems that capture and display views of the exterior environment to vehicle operators. An exemplary vehicle exterior imaging system may include a glass panel including a combiner positioned between a first layer of glass and a second layer of glass, a first exterior side-view imager assembly configured to capture images of a vehicle exterior environment, and a projector assembly configured to project an output image onto the glass panel. The output image is based on the images captured by the first exterior side-view imager assembly. The glass panel may be part of either a windshield or a door window, and the projector assembly may be mounted either outside or inside of a housing of the first exterior side-view imager assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. SALTER, Paul Kenneth DELLOCK, David Brian GLICKMAN, Keith HOELSCHER
  • Patent number: 10981449
    Abstract: A disclosed tie-down handle assembly for a vehicle includes a mount portion attachable to a vehicle structure and an electric outlet for coupling to an electric system of the vehicle. A disclosed method of operating a vehicle electric interface system includes, identifying an electrical parameter from an external electrical conduit coupled to an electric outlet within a tie-down handle assembly attached to a vehicle structure, selecting an output from a vehicle electric system in response to the measured electric parameter at the electric outlet and operating the vehicle electric system to either generate a power output to the electric outlet or direct power input into the electric outlet to a vehicle electric system in response to the selected output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Glickman, Stuart Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Kevin Berington Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210097481
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein are directed to an autonomous vehicle food locker system that may include environmentally controlled storage compartments for storing and/or transporting perishable food items to be delivered to end consumers. The storage compartments may provide ultraviolet light controls and surfaces that provide sanitized food storage areas for a delivery vehicle. Computing processor(s) may be configured for determining a sanitization procedure for sanitizing the interior portion of the food storage locker based on sensor information received from internal and external sensors, video feeds, photographs, and other information. The processor(s) may determine one or more sanitation characteristics that can indicate or inform cleanliness of the interior portion of the food storage locker, and perform automated sanitization procedures that can include activating a chemical layer disposed on the interior portion of the food storage locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Kendra White, Kristopher Karl Brown, Zeljko Deljevic, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Publication number: 20210086840
    Abstract: A drainage system for a vehicle is disclosed herein. A drain is disposed within a vehicle substrate and has a floor. A receiver is disposed proximate to the floor. A cap feature is operably coupled to the drain and is operable between first and second positions relative to the drain. The cap feature includes an upper platform and a sidewall that extends generally downward from the upper platform. A cutout is defined by the cap feature and is configured to allow liquid to flow through the cap feature. An engagement feature is coupled to the cap feature and is operable between a disengaged position and an engaged position in which the engagement feature is engaged with the receiver. Movement of the cap feature from the first position to the second position moves the engagement feature from the disengaged position to the engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Glickman, Darshan Arun Nayak, Aaron Halonen, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Patent number: 10953789
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a storage compartment configured to house a package for delivery and a side-mirror assembly. The side-mirror assembly includes an imager and a puddle light aimed to illuminate an area in a field of view of the imager. A vehicle controller is programmed to receive data representing a code associated with the delivery, energize the puddle lamp to illuminate the area, and unlock the storage compartment responsive to the imager detecting an image encoding data matching the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Pietro Buttolo, Venkatesh Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10950753
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for a vehicle includes a polymeric layer and a first conductive layer coupled to the polymeric layer. A first metallic foil defined a plurality of first foil apertures. A semiconductor layer includes a plurality of perovskites. A second conductive layer is coupled to the semiconductor layer. A second metallic foil defines a plurality of second foil apertures. The lighting assembly includes transparent overmold, extending through the plurality of first foil apertures, the first and second conductive layers, the semiconductor layer, and the plurality of second foil apertures to contact the polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Thorsten Warwel, Harry Lobo, David A. Brown
  • Patent number: 10946815
    Abstract: A vehicle badge system includes a housing that defines an opening and an aperture proximate the opening. The housing defines a light-transmissive feature on a side thereof. A lens is coupled to the housing proximate the opening. The lens defines at least one grating. An image-based assembly defines a sensor field to obtain data. The image-based assembly defines a projector field to display a projected image. A first light source is configured to direct light through the light-transmissive feature. A second light source is configured to direct light through the lens. The at least one grating is configured to diffract the light emitted from the second light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Aaron Bradley Johnson, Luciano Lukacs, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10946839
    Abstract: An exemplary extruded heater assembly includes, among other things, a backing, a heating layer having a conductive ink printed on a film, and a wear layer. The heating layer is sandwiched between the backing and the wear layer. An exemplary method includes, among other things, extruding together a backing, a heating layer having a conductive ink printed on a film, and a wear layer to provide an extruded structure. The method further includes mounting the extruded structure within a wheel well of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Annette Huebner, Pietro Buttolo, David Brian Glickman
  • Publication number: 20210070218
    Abstract: This disclosure details tie-down systems for securing cargo within vehicle cargo spaces. An exemplary tie-down system may include a vehicle-mounted magnetic assembly and a tie-down that may be magnetically connected to the magnetic assembly for securing cargo within the cargo space. A magnet of the magnetic assembly may be energized to hold the tie-down and cargo in place within the cargo space or de-energized to release the tie-down and the cargo relative to the cargo space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. SALTER, David Brian GLICKMAN, Paul Kenneth DELLOCK, Mark BOSCA, Venkatesh KRISHNAN
  • Publication number: 20210070150
    Abstract: A vehicle window assembly is disclosed that includes a screen assembly mountable within an opening and a motor operable to move a movable window to engage the screen assembly and hold the screen assembly within the opening. A controller is provided that is configured to operate the motor to apply a desired force against the screen assembly with the movable window to hold the screen assembly within the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Chester Stanislaus Walawender, John Walawender, Hussein Berry, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10941704
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling operation of an engine of a vehicle to supply power to a power box that in turn supplies power to loads external to the vehicle. In one example, a method comprises, responsive to a request by an operator to operate an engine to power one or more loads external to the vehicle, monitoring an engine temperature and issuing an alert requesting the operator to take mitigating action to reduce the engine temperature when the engine temperature reaches a threshold temperature, and controlling a cooling fan as a function of whether or not the mitigating action is taken. In this way, fuel economy may be improved and power supply to power external loads may be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Ross Dykstra Pursifull, Paul Kenneth Dellock, William Taylor, David Brian Glickman
  • Publication number: 20210061232
    Abstract: A disclosed windshield washer fluid storage system includes a fluid storage container with a thermal interface. The thermal interface provides for the transference of thermal energy into the container from a heat producing electrical component. Thermal energy from the component is communicating into the container to cool the component and heat washer fluid within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman, Phillip Marine, John Budaj
  • Publication number: 20210049878
    Abstract: A mat includes a receiving surface, a transceiver, and a computer. The computer is programmed to cause the transceiver to transmit a beacon, including one or both of a mat identifier and location, upon detecting an approaching delivery vehicle. The computer is programmed to, upon detecting placement of an object on the receiving surface, transmit a confirmation message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Pietro BUTTOLO, Stuart C. SALTER, Paul Kenneth DELLOCK, Annette L. HUEBNER, James Stewart RANKIN, II
  • Patent number: 10920950
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting system includes, among other things, a grille that extends across an opening in a vehicle. The system also includes a light bar assembly having lights that are disposed aft the grille relative to a general orientation of the vehicle. The lights are configured to be activated to emit light through grille openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Glickman, Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Mark A. Wisneski, Robert William Miller