Patents by Inventor Spencer Robert Hoernke

Spencer Robert Hoernke 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: 20190061573
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seating surface and a tube arranged proximate the seating surface. The tube has an inlet fluidly coupled with a fluid mover and an outlet proximate the seating surface. A thermoelectric device is in communication with the outlet. The thermoelectric device is configured to thermodynamically affect heat exchange at the seating surface. The fluid mover is selectively operable to release a pressurized fluid through the tube proximate the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Publication number: 20180361977
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a seat and a seatback. The seatback is operably coupled with the seat. A back panel is disposed on a backside of the seat and includes a metal insert. An injection molded polymeric panel is formed around the metal insert. The metal insert is retained by the polymeric panel by a ribbon style mechanical lock. Peripheral attachment features are disposed about an outer perimeter of the back panel for securing the back panel with a frame of the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Matusko, Kevin Mozurkewich, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line, Moises Abraham Hernandez Soto
  • Publication number: 20180340563
    Abstract: A seating assembly for a vehicle comprises: a cushion comprising an outer edge and a plurality of snap-fit-fasteners; and a carrier comprising an outer edge surface and a plurality of snap-fit receivers near the outer edge surface of the carrier arranged to receive the plurality of snap-fit fasteners; wherein the plurality of snap-fit receivers have received and are retaining the plurality of snap-fit fasteners such that the cushion is interconnected with the carrier; and wherein the plurality of snap-fit fasteners and plurality of receivers are arranged to prevent the edge of the cushion from rolling up. The cushion further comprises a lip having an inward facing surface; wherein the cushion at least partially surrounds the carrier with at least a portion of the inward facing surface of the lip facing the outer edge surface of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Christian J. Hosbach, Corbin Shea Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Kevin Mozurkewich, Andrew Matusko, Brian M. Thiel
  • Publication number: 20180312088
    Abstract: A seating assembly for a vehicle comprising: a cushion comprising an outer edge and a plurality of lines; a carrier comprising a perimeter outer surface and a plurality of line detents near the perimeter outer surface of the carrier arranged to receive and retain the plurality of lines; and the plurality of line detents having received and is retaining the plurality of lines such that the cushion is interconnected with the carrier; wherein the plurality of lines and plurality of line detents are arranged to prevent the edge of the cushion from rolling up. The cushion can further comprise a rearward extending lip having an inwardly facing surface; wherein the cushion at least partially surrounds the carrier with at least a portion of the inwardly facing surface of the lip facing the perimeter outer surface of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Corbin Shea Johnston, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Mozurkewich, Andrew Matusko, Brian Thiel
  • Publication number: 20180251052
    Abstract: A seat assembly forms a substantially horizontal plane for an exposed surface of each of a lower seat cushion and a seatback cushion of a seatback. The seat assembly comprises a lifter mechanism for a rearward edge of the lower seat cushion. The lifter mechanism further comprises a main lift arm coupled to the edge, a slotted support arm having a distal end thereof pivotally coupled to a distal end of the main lift arm, a linkage arm pivotably coupled with the main lift arm and a slot in the slotted support arm, and a translational arm coupled with the linkage arm. The rearward edge of the lower seat cushion is raised by the translational arm being displaced to a fully displaced position to thereby raise a distal end of the linkage arm and the lift arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Jimmy Moua, Spencer Robert Hoernke, Corbin Shea Johnston, Adam Ewel, Kevin Mozurkewich