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: 11912230
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat having a seat bottom that includes a top surface. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the seat and inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position includes a bottom end positioned below the top surface. The assembly includes a pyrotechnic retractor supported by the seat bottom. The assembly includes a tether connected to the bottom end of the airbag and to the pyrotechnic retractor such that actuation of the pyrotechnic retractor retracts the tether and urges the bottom end of the airbag toward the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20240059242
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a dash. A first seat and a second seat are spaced from the dash. A console is adjacent to the dash with the console being movable from a stowed position disposed in the dash to a deployed position extending from the dash between the first seat and the second seat. An airbag is supported by the console with the airbag being inflatable to an inflated position when the console is in the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20240051441
    Abstract: An assembly includes a vehicle floor. The assembly includes a seat including a pedestal supported by the vehicle floor. The assembly includes a track supported by the vehicle floor. The pedestal is slidable along the track. The assembly includes an energy absorbing device supported by and slidable along the track. The energy absorbing device is between the track and the pedestal. The energy absorbing device is deformable relative to the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11891013
    Abstract: A system includes a seatbelt buckle. The system includes a latch plate releasably engageable with the seatbelt buckle. The system includes an actuator operatively coupled to buckle to trigger disengagement of the latch plate from the seatbelt buckle. The system includes a computer having a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to detect an impact to a vehicle. The instructions include instructions to, in response to detecting the impact, command the actuator to trigger disengagement of the latch plate from the seatbelt buckle. The instructions include instructions to, after triggering disengagement of the latch plate, detect disengagement of the latch plate from the seatbelt buckle. The instructions include instructions to, in response to detecting disengagement of the latch plate from the seatbelt buckle, actuate an audio device to produce a sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11891005
    Abstract: An assembly includes a track having an axis. The assembly includes a vehicle seat moveable relative the track along the axis. The assembly includes a ramp elongated along the axis. The assembly includes a linear variable differential transformer having a housing and a plunger moveably supported by the housing. The plunger contacts the ramp. The ramp being fixed relative to one of the vehicle seat or the track and the housing of the linear variable differential transformer being fixed relative to the other of the vehicle seat or the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11891008
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle pillar. The vehicle includes a vehicle roof supported by the vehicle pillar. The vehicle includes an airbag supported by the vehicle roof. The airbag has a first side portion, a second side portion spaced cross-vehicle from the first side portion, and a front portion extending from the first side portion to the second side portion. The vehicle includes a pyrotechnic device supported by the vehicle pillar. The pyrotechnic device is coupled to one of the first side portion or the second side portion of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20240034264
    Abstract: An instrument-panel assembly for a vehicle includes an instrument panel. The instrument-panel assembly includes a steering column adjacent to the instrument panel. The instrument-panel assembly includes an airbag mounted to the instrument panel below the steering column. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position below the steering column. The airbag defines a knee cavity in the inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position has a knee-forward panel vehicle-forward of the knee cavity; a first wing and a second wing that extends vehicle-rearward from the knee-forward panel on opposite sides of the knee cavity; and a top panel that extends vehicle-rearward from the knee-forward panel and extends from the first wing to the second wing above the knee cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11884228
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body defines an occupant cabin. The vehicle body includes a ceiling above the occupant cabin and a floor below the occupant cabin. The vehicle includes a partition extending from the floor to the ceiling and dividing the occupant cabin into an officer compartment and a detainee compartment. The partition has a front surface facing the officer compartment and a rear surface facing the detainee compartment. An airbag is supported by the partition and is inflatable into the detainee compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11884230
    Abstract: An instrument-panel assembly for a vehicle includes an instrument panel. The instrument-panel assembly includes a steering column adjacent to the instrument panel. The instrument-panel assembly includes an airbag mounted to the instrument panel below the steering column. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position below the steering column. The airbag defines a knee cavity in the inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position has a knee-forward panel vehicle-forward of the knee cavity; a first wing and a second wing that extends vehicle-rearward from the knee-forward panel on opposite sides of the knee cavity; and a top panel that extends vehicle-rearward from the knee-forward panel and extends from the first wing to the second wing above the knee cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11884229
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a dash. A first seat and a second seat are spaced from the dash. A console is adjacent to the dash with the console being movable from a stowed position disposed in the dash to a deployed position extending from the dash between the first seat and the second seat. An airbag is supported by the console with the airbag being inflatable to an inflated position when the console is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20240025370
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat having a seat bottom that includes a top surface. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the seat and inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag in the inflated position includes a bottom end positioned below the top surface. The assembly includes a pyrotechnic retractor supported by the seat bottom. The assembly includes a tether connected to the bottom end of the airbag and to the pyrotechnic retractor such that actuation of the pyrotechnic retractor retracts the tether and urges the bottom end of the airbag toward the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20240017649
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seatback and a child seat tether anchor supported by the seatback. The child seat tether anchor has a first member fixed to the seatback and a second member rotatably supported by the seatback. One of the first member and the second member defines a cavity with internal threads and the other of the first and second member is received in the cavity and has external threads engaged with the internal threads. A strap is on the second member. An energy absorber is in the cavity. The energy absorber is compressible relative to the first member and the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Patent number: 11872948
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a roof and a headliner. The vehicle includes a seat having an occupant seating area. The vehicle includes a curtain airbag. The curtain airbag includes an extension. The curtain airbag is inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The curtain airbag is between the roof and the headliner in the uninflated position. The curtain airbag is inflatable downwardly from the headliner to the inflated position. In the inflated position, the curtain airbag has a main chamber and the extension extending cross-vehicle from the main chamber and vehicle-forward of the occupant seating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20240001883
    Abstract: An assembly includes a roof rail. The assembly includes a vehicle seat having a seatback. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the roof rail. The airbag is inflatable vehicle-inboard from the roof rail to an inflated position. The airbag surrounds the seatback when the airbag is in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20240001886
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a seatbelt retractor. The seatbelt retractor includes a housing. The seatbelt retractor includes a spool having a first end and a second end each rotatably supported by the housing. The spool is elongated on an axis from the first end to the second end. The seatbelt retractor includes a torsion bar having a first end fixed to the first end of the spool and a second end operatively engaged with the housing. The torsion bar has a central cavity. The seatbelt retractor includes a heating filament disposed in the central cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S.M. Iskander Farooq
  • Publication number: 20230415824
    Abstract: A fastener includes a head, a tail, and a body disposed between the head and the tail. The body includes a first portion that includes a lattice structure and a second portion that includes a solid structure. The second portion has an axial length that is greater than an axial length of the first portion. The lattice structure is configured to fracture under a predetermined loading condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Patent number: 11845392
    Abstract: An assembly includes a roof rail. The assembly includes a vehicle seat having a seatback. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the roof rail. The airbag is inflatable vehicle-inboard from the roof rail to an inflated position. The airbag surrounds the seatback when the airbag is in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S. M. Iskander Farooq
  • Patent number: 11827168
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle frame and a bumper supported by the vehicle frame. A bumper extension is supported by the bumper and is moveable downwardly relative to the bumper from a raised position to a lowered position. A reinforcement has a first end fixed relative to vehicle frame and a second end fixed relative to the bumper extension. The reinforcement includes a lock fixing the first end and the second end of the reinforcement relative to each other when the bumper extension is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Saeed D. Barbat
  • Publication number: 20230373361
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a rotation assembly. The rotation assembly includes a first portion, a second portion, and an arm portion. The first portion includes an inner wall, an outer wall, and a floor extending between the inner wall and the outer wall. The second portion is movable relative to the first portion. The arm portion includes a first end, a second end, and a tab. The first end of the arm portion is rotatably coupled to a circumferential surface of the second portion. The arm portion is movable between an engaged state and a disengaged state relative to a hole defined by a leg of the first portion and an opening defined by the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed David Barbat
  • Publication number: 20230373429
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle roof and a panel rotatably connected to the vehicle roof. The panel is rotatable away from the vehicle roof from a stowed position to a deployed position. The assembly includes an airbag supported on the panel. The airbag is inflatable from the panel in a vehicle-forward direction when the panel is in the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque