Patents by Inventor Raed Essa EL-Jawahri

Raed Essa EL-Jawahri 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: 11001217
    Abstract: An assembly includes a front console having an outer surface and a pair of outboard ends spaced along an axis and defining a center therebetween. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the front console at one of the outboard ends and inflatable from an uninflated position elongated transverse to the axis to an inflated position extending along the outer surface toward the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ming Shen, Raed Essa El-Jawahri
  • Publication number: 20210078521
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback having a back support portion centrally disposed thereon. A retractor mechanism is operably coupled to the seatback. A belt member is coupled to the retractor mechanism. The belt member further includes a body portion disposed between first and second ends of the belt member. The body portion of the belt member is operable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The belt member is disposed in front of the back support portion of the seatback in the deployed position. The belt member is disposed in an interior portion of the seatback in the stowed position. The seat assembly further includes an airbag assembly to which the belt member is attached. The belt member is deployed when the airbag assembly is deployed as coupled thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Benjamin Yilma, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke, S.M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri
  • Patent number: 10825359
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data including 3-dimensional scans of a plurality of torsos, dividing each scan into a plurality of cross-sections, calculating an area for each cross-section, and calculating a torso volume based on the calculated areas. The method may include fitting a curve defined by parameters to each cross-section. The area for each cross-section may be an area enclosed by the curve. The method may include receiving a desired torso volume percentile, and determining values for the parameters of the curves corresponding to the desired percentile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sundararajan, Parakrama Valentine Weerappuli, Kevin Michael Pline, Raed Essa El-Jawahri
  • Publication number: 20200317153
    Abstract: An assembly includes a front console having an outer surface and a pair of outboard ends spaced along an axis and defining a center therebetween. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the front console at one of the outboard ends and inflatable from an uninflated position elongated transverse to the axis to an inflated position extending along the outer surface toward the center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ming Shen, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri
  • Patent number: 10266140
    Abstract: A restraint system for a vehicle includes a floor, a platform, and a deployable device. A hinge couples the platform to the floor. The deployable device is inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. A material forming the platform is stiffer than a material forming the deployable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, James Chih Cheng, Robert William McCoy
  • Publication number: 20180277020
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data including 3-dimensional scans of a plurality of torsos, dividing each scan into a plurality of cross-sections, calculating an area for each cross-section, and calculating a torso volume based on the calculated areas. The method may include fitting a curve defined by parameters to each cross-section. The area for each cross-section may be an area enclosed by the curve. The method may include receiving a desired torso volume percentile, and determining values for the parameters of the curves corresponding to the desired percentile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sundararajan, Parakrama Valentine Weerappuli, Kevin Michael Pline, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri
  • Publication number: 20180201215
    Abstract: A restraint system for a vehicle includes a floor, a platform, and a deployable device. A hinge couples the platform to the floor. The deployable device is inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. A material forming the platform is stiffer than a material forming the deployable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, James Chih Cheng, Robert William McCoy
  • Patent number: 10000186
    Abstract: A plus-two-point belt system is disclosed. The plus-two-point belt system includes a longitudinal webbing anchored at a first end to a seat and fixed at a second end to a retractor. The webbing is extendable from the retractor to allow an occupant to slip their arm under the webbing to provide a supplemental restraint. The webbing includes first and second portions where the second portion is retractably coiled on the retractor and the second portion has at least one conductive marker. A sensor is provided to sense the marker and a processor is provided to set an alarm when the marker is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jialiang Le, Manoharprasad K. Rao, Raed Essa El-Jawahri, Robert William McCoy
  • Patent number: 9963101
    Abstract: An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from the tether actuator to the airbag. A controller is programmed to receive signals from an impact sensing system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The controller is programmed to instruct the tether actuator to release at least one of the tethers based at least on the signals from the steering wheel angle sensor and the impact sensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Jamel E. Belwafa, James Chih Cheng
  • Publication number: 20170291576
    Abstract: A plus-two-point belt system is disclosed. The plus-two-point belt system includes a longitudinal webbing anchored at a first end to a seat and fixed at a second end to a retractor. The webbing is extendable from the retractor to allow an occupant to slip their arm under the webbing to provide a supplemental restraint. The webbing includes first and second portions where the second portion is retractably coiled on the retractor and the second portion has at least one conductive marker. A sensor is provided to sense the marker and a processor is provided to set an alarm when the marker is not detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jialiang Le, Manoharprasad K. Rao, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Robert William McCoy
  • Publication number: 20170088086
    Abstract: An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from the tether actuator to the airbag. A controller is programmed to receive signals from an impact sensing system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The controller is programmed to instruct the tether actuator to release at least one of the tethers based at least on the signals from the steering wheel angle sensor and the impact sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Jamel E. Belwafa, James Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 9550465
    Abstract: An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from the tether actuator to the airbag. A controller is programmed to receive signals from an impact sensing system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The controller is programmed to instruct the tether actuator to release at least one of the tethers based at least on the signals from the steering wheel angle sensor and the impact sensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Jamel E. Belwafa, James Chih Cheng
  • Publication number: 20170015266
    Abstract: An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from the tether actuator to the airbag. A controller is programmed to receive signals from an impact sensing system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The controller is programmed to instruct the tether actuator to release at least one of the tethers based at least on the signals from the steering wheel angle sensor and the impact sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Jamel E. Belwafa, James Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 9511734
    Abstract: A passenger protection system includes a rotatable arm, a rotation mechanism rotatably attached to the rotatable arm, and a flexible sheet connected to the rotatable arm and connectable to a vehicle roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Parakrama V. Weerappuli, James Chih Cheng, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20160221525
    Abstract: A passenger protection system includes a rotatable arm, a rotation mechanism rotatably attached to the rotatable arm, and a flexible sheet connected to the rotatable arm and connectable to a vehicle roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Parakrama V. Weerappuli, James Chih Cheng, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 9399441
    Abstract: A vehicle airbag system comprising an airbag. The airbag may include at least one tether attached to first and second walls of the airbag, wherein each tether includes a tear seam configured to detach when the airbag is inflated with a pressure higher than a predetermined pressure. The airbag may include at least a first tether and a second tether, each tether attached to first and second walls of the airbag, wherein the first tether includes a tear seam configured to detach when the airbag is inflated with a pressure higher than a predetermined pressure. The system may further comprise a controller that may be used for determining whether to inflate an airbag with one of a high pressure and a low pressure depending on whether a detected impact is oblique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammed Omar Faruque, James Chih Cheng, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Jialiang Le
  • Patent number: 9333931
    Abstract: A passenger protection system includes a rotatable attachment mountable in a vehicle seat back, a first frame member rotatably connected to the rotatable attachment, and a flexible sheet having an upper edge connected to the first frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James Chih Cheng, Parakrama V. Weerappuli, Raed Essa El-Jawahri, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 9227587
    Abstract: An instrument panel assembly includes a frame, a first airbag supported by the frame, a second airbag supported by the frame spaced from the first airbag, and an intermediate airbag supported by the frame between the first and second airbags. The first, second, and intermediate airbags are inflatable to an inflated position in which the intermediate airbag extends from the first airbag to the second airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jamel E. Belwafa, Saeed David Barbat, Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Raed Essa El-Jawahri
  • Patent number: 9205795
    Abstract: A passenger protection device includes a panel trim that is fittable to a vehicle instrument panel and a flexible sheet attached to each of at least a portion of the panel trim and at least a portion of an edge of the instrument panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James Chih Cheng, Parakrama V. Weerappuli, Raed Essa El-Jawahri, Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20150274116
    Abstract: A vehicle airbag system comprising an airbag. The airbag may include at least one tether attached to first and second walls of the airbag, wherein each tether includes a tear seam configured to detach when the airbag is inflated with a pressure higher than a predetermined pressure. The airbag may include at least a first tether and a second tether, each tether attached to first and second walls of the airbag, wherein the first tether includes a tear seam configured to detach when the airbag is inflated with a pressure higher than a predetermined pressure. The system may further comprise a controller that may be used for determining whether to inflate an airbag with one of a high pressure and a low pressure depending on whether a detected impact is oblique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammed Omar Faruque, James Chih Cheng, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri, Jialiang Le