Patents by Inventor S. M. Iskander Farooq

S. M. Iskander Farooq 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: 11505159
    Abstract: A seatbelt height adjuster includes a track elongated along an axis and including a plurality of holes spaced from each other along the axis, a slider slideably coupled to the track, a D-ring supported by the slider, a pin supported by the slider and releasably engageable with one respective hole, and a pyrotechnic actuator supported by the slider and engaged with the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Huipeng Chen, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Zhenyan Gao, Robert William McCoy
  • Patent number: 11505155
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seatback defining an occupant seating area and an airbag mounted to the seatback. The airbag has a top chamber inflatable above the occupant seating area and elongated from the seatback in a seat-forward direction. The airbag has two side chambers inflatable downwardly from the top chamber on opposite sides of the occupant seating area. The top chamber has a plurality of tubular segments each elongated in the seat-forward direction and disposed in a cross-seat direction relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220363143
    Abstract: An electric vehicle includes a first rocker and a second rocker spaced from each other. A first slider is slideably engaged with the first rocker, and a second slider is slideably engaged with the second rocker. A first pyrotechnic actuator is supported by the first rocker and is configured to slide the first slider relative to the first rocker. A second pyrotechnic actuator is supported by the second rocker and is configured to slide the second slider relative to the second rocker. A cable extends from the first slider to the second slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Patent number: 11491948
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle floor and a vehicle roof spaced from the vehicle floor. A pillar extends from the vehicle floor to the vehicle roof. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the pillar. The airbag is inflatable from the pillar from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The assembly includes a seat supported by the vehicle floor adjacent the pillar. The airbag extends around the seat when in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Anil Kalra
  • Patent number: 11491950
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body. The body includes a front pillar and a front-end structure spaced from the front pillar. The front-end structure includes a grille. The body includes a hood extending from the front pillar to the front-end structure. An airbag is mounted to the front-end structure adjacent to the grille and is inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes an upper portion inflatable along the front-end structure and the hood to the inflated position. A pyrotechnic actuator is disposed at the front pillar. The pyrotechnic actuator is positioned to pull the upper portion across the hood towards the front pillar during inflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220348160
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a dash. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the dash and being inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes a knee chamber, a chest chamber supported by the knee chamber in the inflated position, and a head chamber supported by the chest chamber in the inflated position. The chest chamber is connected to the knee chamber at a lower seam that defines a lower fluid pathway. The head chamber is connected to the chest chamber at an upper seam that defines an upper fluid pathway. The assembly includes an inflator supported by the dash and being connected directly to the knee chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220348161
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seatback defining an occupant seating area and an airbag mounted to the seatback. The airbag has a top chamber inflatable above the occupant seating area and elongated from the seatback in a seat-forward direction. The airbag has two side chambers inflatable downwardly from the top chamber on opposite sides of the occupant seating area. The top chamber has a plurality of tubular segments each elongated in the seat-forward direction and disposed in a cross-seat direction relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Patent number: 11485203
    Abstract: A vehicle-door reinforcement includes a first beam elongated along an axis between a first end and a second end. The vehicle-door reinforcement includes a hinged beam elongated along the axis. The hinged beam includes a first segment and a second segment hinged to each other. The first segment is engaged with the first beam and the second segment is slideably engaged with the first beam. The vehicle-door reinforcement includes an actuator fixed to the first beam and connected to the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220332268
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a seat having a seat bottom and a seatback supported by the seat bottom. The seat bottom and the seatback define an occupant seating area. The seat includes an airbag supported by an upper end of the seatback. The airbag is inflatable downwardly from the upper end of the seatback enclosing the occupant seating area between the airbag and the seatback. The seat includes a pyrotechnic device fixed to the seat below the airbag. The pyrotechnic device is connected to the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20220324403
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a bulkhead and a seat rotatable to a vehicle-rearward facing direction. The seat includes a seatback having a first side, a second side spaced from the first side, and a rear side. The rear side faces the bulkhead in the away-facing direction. The vehicle includes an inflatable device that is a thermoplastic elastomer. The inflatable device has a middle chamber, a first side chamber, and a second side chamber. The middle chamber is inflatable away from the bulkhead toward the rear side of the seatback in the away-facing direction. The middle chamber is elongated cross-vehicle between the first side and the second side of the seatback. The first side chamber is inflatable vehicle-rearward from the bulkhead along the first side of the seatback in the away-facing position. The second side chamber is inflatable from the bulkhead along the second side of the seatback in the away-facing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Publication number: 20220324406
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof and an airbag supported by the roof. The airbag is inflatable downwardly from the roof to an inflated position surrounding a seatback. The airbag has non-inflatable panels and inflatable chambers in alternating arrangement around the seatback in the inflated position. A widest one of the non-inflatable panels is adjacent the back of the seatback in the inflated position. The widest one of the non-inflatable panels is wider in a horizontal plane that the other non-inflatable panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11465579
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof and an airbag supported by the roof. The airbag is inflatable downwardly from the roof to an inflated position surrounding a seatback. The airbag has non-inflatable panels and inflatable chambers in alternating arrangement around the seatback in the inflated position. A widest one of the non-inflatable panels is adjacent the back of the seatback in the inflated position. The widest one of the non-inflatable panels is wider in a horizontal plane that the other non-inflatable panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20220305887
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a front door and a rear door. A first bracket is fixed to the front door, and a second bracket is fixed to the rear door. A front cable extends from the first bracket away from the second bracket along a vehicle-longitudinal axis. A rear cable extends from the second bracket away from the first bracket along the vehicle-longitudinal axis. A linear actuator is fixed to one of the first bracket or the second bracket and is extendable to the other of the first bracket or the second bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Patent number: 11433848
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a center console. The assembly includes a first airbag supported by the center console. The first airbag is inflatable away from the center console to an inflated position. The assembly includes a second airbag supported by the center console adjacent the first airbag. The second airbag is inflatable away from the center console to an inflated position. The assembly includes a non-inflatable panel extending from the first airbag to the second airbag when the first airbag and the second airbag are in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220274558
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body. The body includes a front pillar and a front-end structure spaced from the front pillar. The front-end structure includes a grille. The body includes a hood extending from the front pillar to the front-end structure. An airbag is mounted to the front-end structure adjacent to the grille and is inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes an upper portion inflatable along the front-end structure and the hood to the inflated position. A pyrotechnic actuator is disposed at the front pillar. The pyrotechnic actuator is positioned to pull the upper portion across the hood towards the front pillar during inflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220274554
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat bottom and a seatback supported by the seat bottom. The seatback is pivotable relative to the seat bottom. The seatback includes a front defining an occupant seating area. An airbag is supported by the seatback and is inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag extends from the front into the occupant seating area in the inflated position. A computer has a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to control inflation of the airbag based on an angle of the seatback relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11427150
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a seat. The assembly includes a first airbag and a second airbag each supported by the seat. The first airbag and the second airbag are inflatable to an inflated position. The assembly includes a buckle fixed to one of the first airbag and the second airbag and a clip fixed to the other of the first airbag and the second airbag. The clip is releasably connected to the buckle. The assembly includes a non-inflatable panel having a joint fixed to the first airbag and a releasable fastener releasably connected to the second airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 11420583
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor defining a seating area. The vehicle includes a roof above the floor. The vehicle includes a base supported by the roof and pivotable from a stowed position at the roof to a deployed position rearward of the seating area. The vehicle includes an airbag supported by the base and inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position that is forward of the base toward the seating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220258578
    Abstract: A vehicle-door reinforcement includes a first beam elongated along an axis between a first end and a second end. The vehicle-door reinforcement includes a hinged beam elongated along the axis. The hinged beam includes a first segment and a second segment hinged to each other. The first segment is engaged with the first beam and the second segment is slideably engaged with the first beam. The vehicle-door reinforcement includes an actuator fixed to the first beam and connected to the second segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20220250576
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an occupant seating area and a body side having a first pillar and a second pillar disposed vehicle-forward of the first pillar. An airbag is mounted to the first pillar and inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes a side lobe extending from the first pillar toward the second pillar in the inflated position. The airbag includes a front lobe extending cross-vehicle from the side lobe vehicle-forward of the occupant seating area in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque