Patents by Inventor Srinivasan Sundararajan

Srinivasan Sundararajan 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: 11007907
    Abstract: A seat base assembly includes a coupling member, a plurality of adjustment tracks coupled to the coupling member, and a plurality of seat legs, the plurality of seat legs includes at least one inner seat leg, and at least one outer seat leg, wherein the at least one inner seat leg and the at least one outer seat leg each comprise upturned bottom edges, and a lock assembly coupled to at least one of the plurality of seat legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Rahul Arora, Johnathan Andrew Line, Srinivasan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 11001218
    Abstract: A seatback carrier module includes first and second side portions spaced-apart from one another and interconnected by an upper portion. A cradle portion is disposed along the first and second side portions and the upper portion of the seatback carrier module. The cradle portion includes inner and outer edges with a rearwardly extending body portion. A mounting portion is disposed along a portion of the inner edge of the cradle portion. The mounting portion includes inner and outer edges with a body portion disposed therebetween. The mounting portion further includes a rearwardly extending sidewall disposed along the inner edge of the mounting portion. An airbag assembly is received within the cradle portion and has an inverted U-shaped configuration to substantially surround the outer perimeter of the seatback frame. The airbag assembly is an elongate member defining an overhead airbag assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10953844
    Abstract: An external airbag system includes an airbag, a carrier, an inflator and a trim panel. The airbag has an upper chamber and a parallel lower chamber sealingly separated by a laterally extending first seam. The carrier is connected to the airbag at the first seam. The inflator is fixed relative to the carrier and is in fluid communication with the airbag. The trim panel is fixed to the carrier, enclosing the airbag therebetween. The trim panel has a tear seam substantially aligned with the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed David Barbat, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, Nirmal Muralidharan
  • Publication number: 20210078521
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seatback having a back support portion centrally disposed thereon. A retractor mechanism is operably coupled to the seatback. A belt member is coupled to the retractor mechanism. The belt member further includes a body portion disposed between first and second ends of the belt member. The body portion of the belt member is operable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The belt member is disposed in front of the back support portion of the seatback in the deployed position. The belt member is disposed in an interior portion of the seatback in the stowed position. The seat assembly further includes an airbag assembly to which the belt member is attached. The belt member is deployed when the airbag assembly is deployed as coupled thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Sean Bayle West, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Benjamin Yilma, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Spencer Robert Hoernke, S.M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Raed Essa EL-Jawahri
  • Publication number: 20210009069
    Abstract: A seatback carrier module includes first and second side portions spaced-apart from one another and interconnected by an upper portion. A cradle portion is disposed along the first and second side portions and the upper portion of the seatback carrier module. The cradle portion includes inner and outer edges with a rearwardly extending body portion. A mounting portion is disposed along a portion of the inner edge of the cradle portion. The mounting portion includes inner and outer edges with a body portion disposed therebetween. The mounting portion further includes a rearwardly extending sidewall disposed along the inner edge of the mounting portion. An airbag assembly is received within the cradle portion and has an inverted U-shaped configuration to substantially surround the outer perimeter of the seatback frame. The airbag assembly is an elongate member defining an overhead airbag assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10850699
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback. The assembly includes a first airbag and a second airbag, each inflatable to an inflated position spaced from each other at the seatback and abutting each other in front of and spaced from the seatback. The assembly includes a sheet extending from the first airbag to the second airbag in front of where the first airbag abuts the second airbag in the inflated positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Johnathan Andrew Line, Brian Robert Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, Derek Board, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Patent number: 10821929
    Abstract: A seatback carrier module includes first and second side portions spaced-apart from one another and interconnected by an upper portion. A cradle portion is disposed along the first and second side portions and the upper portion of the seatback carrier module. The cradle portion includes inner and outer edges with a rearwardly extending body portion. A mounting portion is disposed along a portion of the inner edge of the cradle portion. The mounting portion includes inner and outer edges with a body portion disposed therebetween. The mounting portion further includes a rearwardly extending sidewall disposed along the inner edge of the mounting portion. An airbag assembly is received within the cradle portion and has an inverted U-shaped configuration to substantially surround the outer perimeter of the seatback frame. The airbag assembly is an elongate member defining an overhead airbag assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10825359
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data including 3-dimensional scans of a plurality of torsos, dividing each scan into a plurality of cross-sections, calculating an area for each cross-section, and calculating a torso volume based on the calculated areas. The method may include fitting a curve defined by parameters to each cross-section. The area for each cross-section may be an area enclosed by the curve. The method may include receiving a desired torso volume percentile, and determining values for the parameters of the curves corresponding to the desired percentile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sundararajan, Parakrama Valentine Weerappuli, Kevin Michael Pline, Raed Essa El-Jawahri
  • Patent number: 10799976
    Abstract: An expanded laminate and method of forming an expanded laminate are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes selectively applying a relatively high temperature-resistant material to a surface of a first metal sheet to form a covered portion and an uncovered portion and diffusion bonding the first metal sheet to a second metal sheet at the uncovered portion to form a bonded region and an unbonded region. Pressurized gas may be introduced between the first and second metal sheets to expand the first and second metal sheets in the unbonded region. The metal sheets may be aluminum sheets. The sheets may be positioned in a die having a plurality of cavities such that when the pressurized gas is introduced the sheets expand into the cavities. The diffusion bonding may be performed by applying pressure, for example, using rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Omar Faruque, Kevin Pline, Srinivasan Sundararajan, James Chih Cheng, Matthew John Zaluzec, Fubang Wu
  • Patent number: 10800441
    Abstract: An assembly includes a steering column. The assembly includes a pair of steering handles pivotally supported by the steering column and pivotable from an extended position toward the steering column to a retracted position. The assembly includes a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to pivot the steering handles to the retracted position upon detecting a triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Kevin Michael Pline
  • Publication number: 20200307489
    Abstract: A seatback assembly includes a seatback frame having first and second side members defining a back support portion of the seatback frame. An upper frame member interconnects the first and second side members of the seatback frame to define a headrest support portion of the seatback frame. The seatback frame includes an outer perimeter disposed around the first and second side members and the upper frame member. A front carrier module is operably coupled to a rear carrier module is operably around the seatback frame. The outer perimeter of the seatback frame is inset from a front edge of the rear carrier module to define a raceway therebetween. An airbag assembly is received in the raceway for outward deployment therefrom. The airbag assembly is an elongate member disposed on opposed sides of the back support portion of the seatback frame and over the headrest support portion of the seatback frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Publication number: 20200307488
    Abstract: A seatback carrier module includes first and second side portions spaced-apart from one another and interconnected by an upper portion. A cradle portion is disposed along the first and second side portions and the upper portion of the seatback carrier module. The cradle portion includes inner and outer edges with a rearwardly extending body portion. A mounting portion is disposed along a portion of the inner edge of the cradle portion. The mounting portion includes inner and outer edges with a body portion disposed therebetween. The mounting portion further includes a rearwardly extending sidewall disposed along the inner edge of the mounting portion. An airbag assembly is received within the cradle portion and has an inverted U-shaped configuration to substantially surround the outer perimeter of the seatback frame. The airbag assembly is an elongate member defining an overhead airbag assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry, Derek Board, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Spencer Robert Hoernke
  • Patent number: 10787139
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a bumper. The vehicle includes a pair of swing arms. The vehicle includes a beam pivotally supported by the swing arms. The vehicle includes a crossmember fixed to the beam and movable from a retracted position toward the bumper to an extended position. The vehicle includes a lock operatively engaging one of the swing arms when the crossmember is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Saeed David Barbat, James Chih Cheng, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Publication number: 20200290485
    Abstract: A seat base assembly includes a coupling member, a plurality of adjustment tracks coupled to the coupling member, and a plurality of seat legs, the plurality of seat legs includes at least one inner seat leg, and at least one outer seat leg, wherein the at least one inner seat leg and the at least one outer seat leg each comprise upturned bottom edges, and a lock assembly coupled to at least one of the plurality of seat legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Rahul Arora, Johnathan Andrew Line, Srinivasan Sundararajan
  • Publication number: 20200276950
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bumper beam including an outer face, a plate elongated along the outer face, a plurality of ribs elongated from the plate transverse to a direction of elongation of the plate, and a plurality of cylinders each fixed to one of the ribs and spaced from the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: S.M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Ninad Trifale, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Dean M. Jaradi, Nirmal Muralidharan, James Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 10759367
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a bumper beam including an outer face, a plate elongated along the outer face, a plurality of ribs elongated from the plate transverse to a direction of elongation of the plate, and a plurality of cylinders each fixed to one of the ribs and spaced from the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: S. M. Iskander Farooq, Mohammad Omar Faruque, Ninad Trifale, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Dean M. Jaradi, Nirmal Muralidharan, James Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 10741097
    Abstract: A jacket includes a ventral piece; left and right inferior dorsal pieces shaped to cover a left and a right inferior dorsal torso, respectively; and a posterior piece shaped to cover a posterior. The ventral piece includes a ventral portion shaped to cover a ventral torso, a superior dorsal portion connected to the ventral portion and shaped to cover a superior dorsal torso, and a detachably attachable seam splitting the superior dorsal portion. The inferior dorsal pieces are each attachable to the ventral portion and detachably attachable to each other. The posterior piece is detachably attachable to the inferior dorsal pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Parakrama Valentine Weerappuli, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Kevin Michael Pline
  • Patent number: 10723249
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat and an armrest moveable relative to the seat. A first arm and a second arm each include a first hinge and a second hinge. The first hinges are spaced from each other and fixed relative to the seat. The second hinges are spaced from each other and fixed relative to the armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Brian Robert Spahn, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Derek Board, Benjamin Yilma, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Patent number: 10710539
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a seatback and an airbag. The airbag includes two lateral portions and a central chamber connecting the lateral portions. When the airbag is inflated, each lateral portion includes a plurality of lateral chambers arranged consecutively from the seatback to the central chamber, and the lateral portions and central chamber define a gap positioned directly above and directly in front of space for a head of a 50th-percentile dummy sitting against the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jaeho Cho, Robert William McCoy, Srinivasan Sundararajan, James Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: D902054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Bhalla, Jason Curtis, Peter C. De Alva, PyiPhyo Lwin, James Monsees, Kevin J. Myers, Vincent C. Phua, Jambunathan Vangal Ramamurthy, Alexandra N. Siano, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Bryan White, Thomas J. White