Patents by Inventor Tahmidur Rahman

Tahmidur Rahman 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: 10543802
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a center console and an airbag inflatable upwardly from the center console. The airbag includes an internal panel defining two chambers. The internal panel includes a plurality of tubes, and each tube includes an opening at which that tube terminates. The openings are proximate a top of the airbag and open to the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Deepak Patel, Tahmidur Rahman
  • Publication number: 20200023802
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a center console and an airbag inflatable upwardly from the center console. The airbag includes an internal panel defining two chambers. The internal panel includes a plurality of tubes, and each tube includes an opening at which that tube terminates. The openings are proximate a top of the airbag and open to the chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. MAKOWSKI, Deepak PATEL, Tahmidur RAHMAN
  • Patent number: 10336276
    Abstract: A vehicle door includes a door inner and a trim panel fixed to the door inner. An energy absorber having a vehicle-rearward end and a vehicle-forward end is disposed between the door inner and the trim panel and elongated in a vehicle-forward direction from the vehicle-rearward end to the vehicle-forward end. The energy absorber includes a first energy-absorbing component defining a cavity facing the trim panel, and a second energy-absorbing component disposed in the cavity. The energy absorber has a stiffness that decreases in the vehicle-forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Srivardhan Tallapragada, Tahmidur Rahman, Linh Doan, Bhavani Thota, Joseph Edward Abramczyk
  • Publication number: 20180186323
    Abstract: A vehicle door includes a door inner and a trim panel fixed to the door inner. An energy absorber having a vehicle-rearward end and a vehicle-forward end is disposed between the door inner and the trim panel and elongated in a vehicle-forward direction from the vehicle-rearward end to the vehicle-forward end. The energy absorber includes a first energy-absorbing component defining a cavity facing the trim panel, and a second energy-absorbing component disposed in the cavity. The energy absorber has a stiffness that decreases in the vehicle-forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Srivardhan Tallapragada, Tahmidur Rahman, Linh Doan, Bhavani Thota, Joseph Edward Abramczyk
  • Patent number: 9944248
    Abstract: An airbag includes a panel, a secondary panel, and an opening. The panel defines an inflation chamber inflatable to an inflated position and includes a valley in the inflated position. The secondary panel is connected to the panel on opposite sides of the valley and extends across the valley to define a secondary chamber between the secondary panel and the panel. The opening extends through the panel from the inflation chamber to the secondary chamber. During a vehicle impact, the momentum of the occupant may move the occupant towards the secondary panel. The secondary panel may absorb energy from the occupant and reduce or prevent the head of the occupant from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tahmidur Rahman, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Matthew B. Makowski
  • Publication number: 20180056921
    Abstract: An airbag includes a panel, a secondary panel, and an opening. The panel defines an inflation chamber inflatable to an inflated position and includes a valley in the inflated position. The secondary panel is connected to the panel on opposite sides of the valley and extends across the valley to define a secondary chamber between the secondary panel and the panel. The opening extends through the panel from the inflation chamber to the secondary chamber. During a vehicle impact, the momentum of the occupant may move the occupant towards the secondary panel. The secondary panel may absorb energy from the occupant and reduce or prevent the head of the occupant from rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tahmidur Rahman, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Matthew B. Makowski
  • Publication number: 20170298657
    Abstract: A door latch release mechanism for use in a passenger vehicle comprises at least one of a latch mechanism and a handle mechanism. The latch mechanism includes a first bellcrank with a first pivot axis and two mounting points. The handle mechanism includes a second bellcrank with a second pivot axis and two mounting points. The handle mechanism further includes a door handle having a third pivot axis, and a mechanical linkage connecting the door handle lever with the second bellcrank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanjun Lei, Tahmidur Rahman, Daniel Carl Bejune, Matthew B. Makowski, Musarrat Jehan
  • Patent number: 9150084
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rocker panel and a pillar reinforcement extending in a direction transverse to the rocker panel. The vehicle further includes a door having a bracket disposed over an intersection of the rocker panel and the pillar reinforcement when the door is in a closed position. The bracket is configured to reduce intrusion propagation of the door toward a passenger compartment and redirect an impact load laterally along the rocker panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Zhibing Deng, Tahmidur Rahman, Moises Blancas Galicia
  • Publication number: 20150151616
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rocker panel and a pillar reinforcement extending in a direction transverse to the rocker panel. The vehicle further includes a door having a bracket disposed over an intersection of the rocker panel and the pillar reinforcement when the door is in a closed position. The bracket is configured to reduce intrusion propagation of the door toward a passenger compartment and redirect an impact load laterally along the rocker panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Zhibing Deng, Tahmidur Rahman, Moises Blancas Galicia
  • Publication number: 20150054265
    Abstract: A vehicle side air curtain has an inflator, a main inflatable chamber, and an integral separate, self-contained controlled pressure chamber in limited fluid communication with the main inflatable chamber of the side air curtain and disposed for impact by the head and upper thoracic region of a vehicle occupant. The main inflatable chamber is inflated to an initial pressure within an initial impact time period immediately following actuation of the inflator and a second lower stabilized pressure thereafter to extend the duration of the pressurization of the main inflatable chamber of the side air curtain beyond the initial impact time period. The controlled pressure chamber of the side air curtain is inflated to an initial pressure substantially lower than the first pressure of the main inflatable chamber and favorable to side impact occupant protection immediately following actuation of the inflator pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Tahmidur Rahman, Pardeep Kumar Jindal
  • Publication number: 20140265429
    Abstract: Side structure for a motor vehicle includes an upper leg pusher located immediately outboard of a panel adjacent to a seat and inboard of a structural member such as a side impact beam. The upper leg pusher has a lower-stiffness portion adjacent to the rear section of the panel and aligned with an upper thigh position of the seat, and a higher-stiffness portion adjacent to the forward section of the panel, which is offset outboard relative to the rear section. When the structural component is urged inboard during a side impact event, the higher-stiffness portion of the pusher begins to urge the forward panel section inboard before the lower stiffness portion begins to urge the rear panel section inboard. The rear panel section may be located below an arm rest of a door, and the forward panel section may be forms a recessed surface above a storage pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Shahram Haghi, Tahmidur Rahman, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Paul Schryer
  • Patent number: 8827350
    Abstract: Side structure for a motor vehicle includes an upper leg pusher located immediately outboard of a panel adjacent to a seat and inboard of a structural member such as a side impact beam. The upper leg pusher has a lower-stiffness portion adjacent to the rear section of the panel and aligned with an upper thigh position of the seat, and a higher-stiffness portion adjacent to the forward section of the panel, which is offset outboard relative to the rear section. When the structural component is urged inboard during a side impact event, the higher-stiffness portion of the pusher begins to urge the forward panel section inboard before the lower stiffness portion begins to urge the rear panel section inboard. The rear panel section may be located below an arm rest of a door, and the forward panel section may be forms a recessed surface above a storage pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Shahram Haghi, Tahmidur Rahman, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Paul Schryer