Patents by Inventor Scott Shields

Scott Shields 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: 20180370151
    Abstract: An assembly of joined injection molded parts and a method for joining injection molded parts is disclosed herein. The assembly includes, but is not limited to, a first injection molded part having a first bonding area. The first bonding area has a plurality of first fingers extending from a surface of the first bonding area. The assembly further includes a second injection molded part having a second bonding area. The second bonding area corresponds in shape to the first bonding area and has a plurality of second fingers that extend from a surface of the second bonding area. The assembly includes an adhesive tape arranged between the plurality of first fingers and the plurality of second fingers. The adhesive tape is configured to bond the first injection molded part to the second injection molded part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Shields, Brett Schnur, Brad Kusky
  • Patent number: 6884084
    Abstract: A conductive liner includes an electrically non-conductive core layer between two electrically conductive layers. At least one of the two electrically conductive layers includes conductive particles. The electrically conductive layers are capable of conducting sufficient electricity to power at least one electrical component in a vehicle. In a preferred embodiment, the conductive particles are fibers, such as carbon fibers, or the like that are preferably homogeneously dispersed within the conductive layer. The conductive fiber layers provide structural reinforcement to the liner, in addition to providing electrical conductivity. The conductive liner can further include a top and bottom scrim/adhesive layer, as well as a decorative, cover material layer. The present invention eliminates the need for a separate wiring and wire harness as in conventional liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Intier Automotive, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Shields
  • Publication number: 20050054110
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for creating a mercury halide standard, and for using that standard to test a mercury analyzer system. Gaseous elemental mercury of a known concentration from a gas cylinder and a halogen donor are fed to a reaction chamber where they react to form mercury halide. The mercury halide is fed to a mercury analyzer system where it is converted to reform gaseous elemental mercury which is then measured by a mercury analyzer. By comparing either the amount of elemental mercury supplied to the reaction chamber or the amount of mercury halide formed in the reaction chamber with the amount of elemental mercury converted from the mercury halide, the ability of the mercury analyzer system to convert mercury halide to gaseous elemental mercury can be evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Applicant: Spectra Gases, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Mandel, Scott Shields
  • Publication number: 20050040679
    Abstract: An interior trim panel, such as a headliner, formed by a substrate composed of a fibrous or porous batt material, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The substrate includes a first, back side and second, front side. In order to increase the strength of the substrate, dimples or impressions are formed in the back side of the substrate and corresponding projections are formed extending from the opposite front side by simultaneously compressing both sides of the fibrous batt material. A structural layer of material is then attached to the substrate, preferably to the projections of the substrate, resulting in an “I-beam” structure that further enhances the strength of the interior trim panel. In another embodiment, a second layer of fibrous or porous batt material may be placed between the projections before fixedly attaching the structural layer of material to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Clarence Lipke, Scott Shields
  • Publication number: 20030116938
    Abstract: A vehicle tailgate step, wherein the step is pivotally mounted to the rear of a truck/vehicle, proximal the tailgate, and provides accessibility to the truck bed from the side of the truck when the tailgate is in the closed position, or from directly behind the truck, regardless of the tailgate position. Additionally, the device can be selectively manufactured to provide access to the contents of a truck bed from the side of the truck bed when the tailgate is in either a raised or lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Scott Shields, James E. Owens
  • Publication number: 20030098614
    Abstract: A conductive liner includes an electrically non-conductive core layer between two electrically conductive layers. At least one of the two electrically conductive layers includes conductive particles. The electrically conductive layers are capable of conducting sufficient electricity to power at least one electrical component in a vehicle. In a preferred embodiment, the conductive particles are fibers, such as carbon fibers, or the like that are preferably homogeneously dispersed within the conductive layer. The conductive fiber layers provide structural reinforcement to the liner, in addition to providing electrical conductivity. The conductive liner can further include a top and bottom scrim/adhesive layer, as well as a decorative, cover material layer. The present invention eliminates the need for a separate wiring and wire harness as in conventional liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventor: Scott Shields
  • Patent number: 6338517
    Abstract: An overhead console assembly for a vehicle includes accessory module compartments selectively positioned and removably secured to the overhead console for storing materials within the compartments. The overhead console includes a first console housing disposed to an miner surface of a structural member of a headliner assembly on a roofline of a vehicle, a second console housing disposed on the structural member of the headliner spaced apart from the first console housing and a center console housing disposed between the first and second console housings. At least one accessory module is removably secured to the center console housing. The at least one accessory module includes a housing, a storage area defined within the housing to retain materials stored within, and at least one securing member coupling the at least one module to a securement surface provided on the center console housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Canni, Scott Shields, Clifford Krapfl
  • Patent number: 6304173
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display which is selectively movable between a first position in which it is viewable by a driver and a second position in which it is viewable by the rear passengers but not the driver. In the first position, the display provides a rear view from a camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle. In the second position, the display provides entertainment to the passengers in the rear seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Lear Automotive Dearborn Inc
    Inventors: Silviu Pala, Phil LeMay, Scott Shields, Terence Duncan, Michael Maass, Joseph Stevens, John McConnell, Jerome Ng, Ozer M. N. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20010022553
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display which is selectively movable between a first position in which it is viewable by a driver and a second position in which it is viewable by the rear passengers but not the driver. In the first position, the display provides a rear view from a camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle. In the second position, the display provides entertainment to the passengers in the rear seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Inventors: SILVIU PALA, PHIL LEMAY, SCOTT SHIELDS, TERENCE DUNCAN, MICHAEL MAASS, JOSEPH STEVENS, JOHN MCCONNELL, JEROME NG, OZER M.N. TEITELBAUM
  • Patent number: RE40617
    Abstract: An overhead console assembly for a vehicle includes accessory module compartments selectively positioned and removably secured to the overhead console for storing materials within the compartments. The overhead console includes a first console housing disposed to an miner surface of a structural member of a headliner assembly on a roofline of a vehicle, a second console housing disposed on the structural member of the headliner spaced apart from the first console housing and a center console housing disposed between the first and second console housings. At least one accessory module is removably secured to the center console housing. The at least one accessory module includes a housing, a storage area defined within the housing to retain materials stored within, and at least one securing member coupling the at least one module to a securement surface provided on the center console housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Canni, Scott Shields, Clifford Krapfl