Patents by Inventor Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati

Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati 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: 20210237663
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Richard Gall, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, James J. Surman
  • Publication number: 20210178975
    Abstract: A storage compartment for the vehicle is disclosed herein. The storage compartment includes a receptacle. A door is coupled to the receptacle and is operable between an open position and a closed position. A sensors coupled to the door and is configured to sense a user input. An actuator is configured to allow the door to move from the closed position to the open position in response to the sensor, sensing the user input, wherein the actuator is electrically coupled to the sensor when the door is in the closed position and is electrically disconnected from the sensor, when the door is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Steven J. Antilla, Matthew Anthony Majkowski, Brent Clifford Dalton
  • Publication number: 20210162918
    Abstract: A mold assembly, for an overhead console button carrier having a unitary body, includes a cavity side and a core side. The core side includes at least one zero draft core insert, a first buried retractor mechanism and a first slide mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Todd Jared Konet, Derren Woods, Wei Xu, Alex Lince
  • 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: 10953800
    Abstract: A conversation mirror assembly comprises a first housing, a second housing pivotably connected to the first housing via a shaft, a conversation mirror connected to the second housing, a lock device, and a damping device. The conversation mirror is received in a space defined by the first housing and second housing at a stowed position; and is pivotable to a use position with the second housing. The lock device includes a first lock member connected to the first housing and a second lock member connected to the second housing, and is substantially located at a middle portion of the conversation mirror along a lengthwise direction. The damping device is located at the middle portion of the conversation mirror at the lengthwise direction, spaced apart from the lock device along the lengthwise direction and offset from the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Wei Xu, Brent Dalton, Derek Kang, Alana Nisbett
  • Patent number: 10946796
    Abstract: An overhead console button carrier has a unitary body. That unitary body includes a first light collimator, a second light collimator, a first intrusion sensor bracket, a second intrusion sensor bracket, a third intrusion sensor bracket and a plurality of button guides. A method and mold assembly for making the overhead console button carrier is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Todd Jared Konet, Derren Woods, Wei Xu, Alex Lince
  • Patent number: 10870394
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vehicle passenger includes, among other things, a light emitting conduit disposed about at least a portion of an opening through a vehicle roof. The light emitting conduit includes a push-through retainer that is insertable through an aperture in a vehicle structure to hold the light emitting conduit relative to the vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Nania, Stuart C. Salter, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Spencer Monroe Dinkins, III
  • Patent number: 10868532
    Abstract: A vehicle trim assembly is provided that includes a proximity sensor, a first conductive trim component located near the proximity sensor, a second conductive trim component located near the proximity sensor, and a conductive tower formed on the first conductive trim component and electrically coupled to the second trim component to form a conductive path between the trim components and electrical ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Matthew Anthony Majkowski, Steven J. Antilla
  • Patent number: 10773632
    Abstract: A vehicular cargo restraint assembly includes a support platform. A plurality of panels are each movably coupled to the support platform. Each of the panels is independently movable between a first position wherein the panel is flat against the support platform, and a second position wherein the panel is offset from the support platform and configured to prevent the movement of cargo within a vehicle cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Wei Xu, James J. Surman, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati
  • Publication number: 20200083886
    Abstract: A vehicle trim assembly is provided that includes a proximity sensor, a first conductive trim component located near the proximity sensor, a second conductive trim component located near the proximity sensor, and a conductive tower formed on the first conductive trim component and electrically coupled to the second trim component to form a conductive path between the trim components and electrical ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Matthew Anthony Majkowski, Steven J. Antilla
  • Patent number: 10583760
    Abstract: A support for an armrest assembly includes a plurality of interconnected ribs. One or more of those ribs has (a) a first section, having a first proximal end and a first distal end, (b) a second end section, having a second proximal end and a second distal end, and (c) an intermediate section connecting the first distal end and the second distal end. The first end section and the second end section are offset. An armrest assembly includes a body, the support, a cushioning layer overlying the support and a cover layer overlying the cushioning layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Bhavani Thota, Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Linh Doan
  • Patent number: 10519704
    Abstract: A glove box assembly includes a first tab adapted for coupling to a dashboard substrate. A glove box door includes a second tab. The glove box assembly includes a living hinge. A hinge pin is located within the tabs. The tabs are pivotably coupled to the hinge pin and the living hinge retains a longitudinal position of the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Vijaykumar Hegde, Scott H. Dunham
  • Publication number: 20190375323
    Abstract: A support for an armrest assembly includes a plurality of interconnected ribs. One or more of those ribs has (a) a first section, having a first proximal end and a first distal end, (b) a second end section, having a second proximal end and a second distal end, and (c) an intermediate section connecting the first distal end and the second distal end. The first end section and the second end section are offset. An armrest assembly includes a body, the support, a cushioning layer overlying the support and a cover layer overlying the cushioning layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Bhavani Thota, Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Linh Doan
  • Patent number: 10500932
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door and a pusher. The door defines a cavity. The pusher is fixed to the door in the cavity, and the pusher contains a non-Newtonian fluid. The door assembly may be installed in a vehicle. Because the pusher contains a non-Newtonian fluid, the pusher distributes force from the impact to an occupant in a manner that depends on a size of the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Deepak Patel, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Publication number: 20190344708
    Abstract: An overhead console button carrier has a unitary body. That unitary body includes a first light collimator, a second light collimator, a first intrusion sensor bracket, a second intrusion sensor bracket, a third intrusion sensor bracket and a plurality of button guides. A method and mold assembly for making the overhead console button carrier is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Todd Jared Konet, Derren Woods, Wei Xu, Alex Lince
  • Patent number: 10476501
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor and switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a first electrode forming a decorative conductive component on a vehicle, and a second electrode dielectrically isolated from the first electrode and electrically coupled therewith to generate an activation field. The assembly also includes a dielectric layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and a controller for processing a signal generated from the activation field and sensing an object, wherein the controller determines activation of a switch based on the signal generated from the activation field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Pietro Buttolo, Wei Xu, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati
  • Patent number: 10461746
    Abstract: A proximity switch assembly is provided. The proximity switch assembly includes a proximity switch comprising a proximity sensor providing an activation field, and control circuitry monitoring a signal responsive to the activation signal and determining an activation of the switch, detecting a first peak value above a threshold when the signal is not stable followed by a drop and a subsequent rise to a second peak value followed by a sharp drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, Stuart C. Salter, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, James Stewart Rankin, II
  • Publication number: 20190323274
    Abstract: A glove box assembly includes a first tab adapted for coupling to a dashboard substrate. A glove box door includes a second tab. The glove box assembly includes a living hinge. A hinge pin is located within the tabs. The tabs are pivotably coupled to the hinge pin and the living hinge retains a longitudinal position of the hinge pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Vijaykumar Hegde, Scott H. Dunham
  • Patent number: 10449896
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly is provided that includes a light source, a deformable inner lens operatively coupled to the light source, and a movable outer lens configured to deform the inner lens, wherein in a first position the inner lens has a first shape and in a second position the inner lens is deformed to a second shape to change the beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Steven J. Antilla, Jason Robert Emrich, Christopher Craft, Linsheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10454474
    Abstract: A proximity switch assembly is provided having a sensing pad and a proximity sensor extending around the sensing pad for generating an activation field. The proximity sensor comprises at least one electrode that forms a decorative trim component that is visibly exposed. The proximity switch assembly also includes a controller for determining activation of the switch based on a signal generated from the activation field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Anthony Majkowski, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Wei Xu, Steven J. Antilla, Akshay Kaasam Sudershan