Patents by Inventor Scott Holmes Dunham

Scott Holmes Dunham 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: 11020499
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising: a seating assembly; and a console disposed proximate the seating assembly. The console comprises a disinfection apparatus. The disinfection apparatus comprises a housing to accept items to be disinfected, and a source of ultraviolet radiation configured to emit ultraviolet radiation into the housing. In embodiments, the housing comprises a light guide operably coupled to at least one of a base and a lid, the light guide accepting the ultraviolet radiation from the source of the ultraviolet radiation and guiding the ultraviolet radiation within an interior chamber. In embodiments, the source of ultraviolet radiation is a light emitting diode configured to emit electromagnetic radiation having a peak intensity within a wavelength range of 200 nm to 300 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Holmes Dunham, Stuart C. Salter, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10967765
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback with a frame assembly having first and second portions. A primary structure extends between the first and second portions and defines a seating surface. A secondary structure extends between the first and second portions. A retractor mechanism is disposed on one of the first and second portions and is selectively positionable in an unlocked, a locked, or a pre-tensioned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line, Scott Holmes Dunham, Jimmy Moua
  • Publication number: 20210070229
    Abstract: A center console for a vehicle includes a bin having a sidewall that defines an inner cavity. The sidewall has an interior surface and an exterior surface. A lid is rotatably coupled to the bin. The lid is operable between a lowered position enclosing the inner cavity and a raised position. The lid includes a body having a bottom surface. A support member is disposed on the bottom surface of the body. The support member includes a protrusion and a bumper. The protrusion and the bumper are coupled together via a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Derren Woods, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Publication number: 20210060191
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising: a seating assembly; and a console disposed proximate the seating assembly. The console comprises a disinfection apparatus. The disinfection apparatus comprises a housing to accept items to be disinfected, and a source of ultraviolet radiation configured to emit ultraviolet radiation into the housing. In embodiments, the housing comprises a light guide operably coupled to at least one of a base and a lid, the light guide accepting the ultraviolet radiation from the source of the ultraviolet radiation and guiding the ultraviolet radiation within an interior chamber. In embodiments, the source of ultraviolet radiation is a light emitting diode configured to emit electromagnetic radiation having a peak intensity within a wavelength range of 200 nm to 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Holmes Dunham, Stuart C. Salter, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 10933821
    Abstract: A seating assembly for a vehicle comprising: a seat; a seatback including an occupant side configured to contact and support an occupant of the seating assembly, a rear side that faces in the generally opposite direction as the occupant side, and a top portion; seatbelt webbing, the seatbelt webbing extending along the rear side of the seatback; a plurality of emitters of UVC radiation; and an emitter support structure attached to the seatback that supports the plurality of emitters of UVC radiation such that the plurality of emitters of UVC radiation emit UVC radiation onto the seatbelt webbing extending along the rear side of the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Daniel Ferretti, Michael Kolich, Scott Holmes Dunham, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Benjamin Yilma, Matthew Anthony Majkowski
  • Publication number: 20210016698
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: a plurality of seating assemblies, each seating assembly including an exterior surface, an interior beneath the exterior surface, a pressured supply of liquid sanitizer disposed within the interior, and at least one valve in fluid communication with the pressurized supply of liquid sanitizer that opens to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface. Each of the at least one valve are selectively positionable to and from an open position where the liquid sanitizer flows through the valve to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface and a closed position where the liquid sanitizer cannot flow through the valve. A controller, configured to receive instructions from a user interface, communicates with each of the at least one valve to cause any particular valve to move to and from the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Michael Kolich, Daniel Ferretti, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10836291
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: a plurality of seating assemblies, each seating assembly including an exterior surface, an interior beneath the exterior surface, a pressured supply of liquid sanitizer disposed within the interior, and at least one valve in fluid communication with the pressurized supply of liquid sanitizer that opens to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface. Each of the at least one valve are selectively positionable to and from an open position where the liquid sanitizer flows through the valve to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface and a closed position where the liquid sanitizer cannot flow through the valve. A controller, configured to receive instructions from a user interface, communicates with each of the at least one valve to cause any particular valve to move to and from the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Michael Kolich, Daniel Ferretti, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10807446
    Abstract: An illuminated window assembly that includes a glass substrate; a light barrier over the substrate having a reflective interior-facing and a tinted exterior-facing surface; a light-diffusing element over the barrier having first and second opposed edges; and an LED source or spaced LED sources configured to direct incident light into the first opposed edge. Further, a thickness of the element at the first opposed edge is greater than a thickness at the second opposed edge. The LED sources can also be directed into both the first and second opposed edges, wherein a thickness of the element at the first and the second opposed edge is greater than a thickness between the opposed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Hongen Tu, Scott Holmes Dunham, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Publication number: 20200307472
    Abstract: A seating assembly for a vehicle comprising: a seat; a seatback including an occupant side configured to contact and support an occupant of the seating assembly, a rear side that faces in the generally opposite direction as the occupant side, and a top portion; seatbelt webbing, the seatbelt webbing extending along the rear side of the seatback; a plurality of emitters of UVC radiation; and an emitter support structure attached to the seatback that supports the plurality of emitters of UVC radiation such that the plurality of emitters of UVC radiation emit UVC radiation onto the seatbelt webbing extending along the rear side of the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Daniel Ferretti, Michael Kolich, Scott Holmes Dunham, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Benjamin Yilma, Matthew Anthony Majkowski
  • Patent number: 10773651
    Abstract: A tonneau cover for a vehicle storage area includes a retractable screen that extends from a housing to define extended and retracted positions. A handle assembly is coupled to an outer edge of the retractable screen and has an expandable base that defines a collapsed position proximate the retractable screen and an expanded position that defines a storage volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Holmes Dunham, Kiesou David Hong, Patrick Kennedy Berryman, Jane Maria Aselage
  • Patent number: 10773653
    Abstract: A vehicle cargo area cover assembly is provided having a retractable cover roll mechanism, a cargo cover extending from the cover roll mechanism between retracted and extended positions, and a cover position member for maintaining the cover in a use position over a vehicle cargo area. The cover assembly further has a hanger coupled to the cover position member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Kendra White, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Publication number: 20200269738
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: a plurality of seating assemblies, each seating assembly including an exterior surface, an interior beneath the exterior surface, a pressured supply of liquid sanitizer disposed within the interior, and at least one valve in fluid communication with the pressurized supply of liquid sanitizer that opens to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface. Each of the at least one valve are selectively positionable to and from an open position where the liquid sanitizer flows through the valve to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface and a closed position where the liquid sanitizer cannot flow through the valve. A controller, configured to receive instructions from a user interface, communicates with each of the at least one valve to cause any particular valve to move to and from the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Michael Kolich, Daniel Ferretti, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Publication number: 20200247356
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback with a frame assembly having first and second portions. A primary structure extends between the first and second portions and defines a seating surface. A secondary structure extends between the first and second portions. A retractor mechanism is disposed on one of the first and second portions and is selectively positionable in an unlocked, a locked, or a pre-tensioned position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line, Scott Holmes Dunham, Jimmy Moua
  • Publication number: 20200130458
    Abstract: An apparatus allows for the distribution of air over a wider range of area. That apparatus includes a telescoping duct assembly, having an inner duct section received for sliding movement in an outer duct section, a receiver in the inner duct section, an elongated port in the outer duct section and an air register held in the receiver and projecting through the elongated port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dejvi Cano, Michael Murphy McElroy, Nitish Kannan Nagarajan, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Publication number: 20200122643
    Abstract: A vehicle cargo area cover assembly is provided having a retractable cover roll mechanism, a cargo cover extending from the cover roll mechanism between retracted and extended positions, and a cover position member for maintaining the cover in a use position over a vehicle cargo area. The cover assembly further has a hanger coupled to the cover position member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Kendra White, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10464493
    Abstract: A vehicle door assembly may include an interior door panel having an armrest, the armrest having a handle defining an opening therein and a receptacle arranged below the armrest and configured to be selectively arranged under the handle to create a repository within the opening to receive objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Holmes Dunham, Bhavani Thota, Stephen Dreher, Linh Doan
  • Patent number: 10457223
    Abstract: An electronics systems cluster includes a plurality of brackets, a plurality of electronic devices held in the plurality of brackets and an interlocking feature securing the plurality of brackets directly together into a small footprint configuration less likely to interfere with driver sight lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Hugh Maxwell, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10457222
    Abstract: An electronics systems cluster includes a plurality of brackets, a plurality of electronic devices held in the plurality of brackets and an interlocking feature securing the plurality of brackets directly together into a small footprint configuration less likely to interfere with driver sight lines. A related method of reducing a footprint of an electronics systems cluster is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Hugh Maxwell, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10449907
    Abstract: A vehicle storage compartment includes a support structure, power contacts, and a hanging storage module such as a file folder supported on the support structure and electrically coupled to the power contacts. The module includes a storage pocket, support arms supporting the pocket and configured to be supported on the support structure, and electrical conductors coupled to the contacts. The module further includes a tab comprising a light source and a user input sensor, wherein the light source illuminates storage the module when the user input sensor detects a user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Holmes Dunham, Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman