Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Welch, Sr.

Thomas A. Welch, Sr. 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: 20110239922
    Abstract: A sewing machine having a bed, a first guide assembly, and a second guide assembly. The first and second guide assemblies are moveably disposed on the bed and spaced apart from each other. At least one of the first and second guide assemblies are actuated when a sensor detects that a workpiece is mispositioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacinto Gonzalez, Paul S. Severinski, Thomas A. Welch, SR., Oscar Fernando Dominguez, Michael U. Alvarez, Noe Cepeda Santos
  • Publication number: 20100296302
    Abstract: An interior component having an illuminated portion comprises a trim cover positioned over a substrate. At least one light conductive element is in communication with an illumination source. A carrier engages the trim cover. The carrier further secures the light conductive element to the trim cover. The carrier has a plurality of windows formed therethrough such that the light conductive element is visible through the plurality of windows. The illuminated portion may further include an emblem in communication with the light source. The illuminated interior component may be formed by a method that includes the steps of forming a light conductive element that includes extruding an optical guide and a carrier having a mounting tab thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas A. Welch, SR., Paul S. Severinski, Pusheng Chen, Paula J. Bird, Benedict J. Messina, Bryan L. Orlando
  • Patent number: 7637531
    Abstract: A vehicle seat air bag assembly (17) having an air bag module (18) includes an air bag guide (42) of a synthetic plastic having an inner end (44) secured to a seat frame (24) and also having a tubular portion (46) that extends from the inner end adjacent the air bag module (18) toward a deployment seam (34) of a seat trim cover (32). The air bag guide tubular portion (46) guides an air bag of the air bag module (18) during inflation and movement to the trim cover deployment seam (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Paruszkiewicz, Jr., James B. Clauser, Thomas A. Welch, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20090295215
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly is provided with a structural member adapted to be mounted within a vehicle to provide support to an occupant. The structural member has at least one channel formed therein. A cushion member is provided adjacent to the structural layer. The cushion member has at least one channel formed therethrough. A trim member is secured over the cushion member to form a seating surface. At least one attachment member is mounted to the trim member extending through the at least one channel of the cushion member. The at least one attachment member extends into the at least one channel of the structural member such that at least one of the trim material and the cushion layer is retained on the structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford A. Galbreath, Thomas S. Hicks, Ronald L. Miotto, Asad S. Ali, Mark A. Folkert, William Paruszkiewicz, Paul Severinski, James B. Clauser, Thomas A. Welch, SR.