Patents by Inventor Travis Justin Raines

Travis Justin Raines 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: 10703331
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and defining a plurality of pairs of corresponding spaced-apart post holes extending through the base between top and bottom surfaces thereof. The webbing guide further includes a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending through the guide body in a direction generally normal to the length of the base and normal to the post holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10604108
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a webbing-guide shell including a guide portion and a sloping portion, and a member reinforcing the sloping portion. The guide portion includes a slot and an opening from the slot through the guide portion, and the sloping portion includes a top surface sloping downwardly in a vehicle-inboard direction. The material of the member is stronger than the material of the webbing-guide shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Abramoski, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Jr., Christopher Donald Schop, Travis Justin Raines, Kris Allyn Warmann
  • Patent number: 10434918
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a cushion and a seatback coupled with the cushion and rotatable between collapsed and open positions. The seatback includes a first inflatable bladder within an interior of the seatback, a pneumatic actuator fluidically coupled with the bladder and configurable between a compressed condition and a withdrawn condition, and a control cable coupled between the actuator and the cushion for linking the configuration of the actuator with the position of the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10391965
    Abstract: A vehicle seat belt system is provided. The vehicle seat belt system includes a seat belt comprising a tubular seat belt webbing defining a passageway and a plurality of pressure control valves and a seat belt buckle for connecting to the seat belt. The seat belt buckle has an air delivery port for delivering air to the passenger, and an air delivery device supplies air to the seat belt, wherein the valves allow the supplied air to exit the seat belt at a first air pressure and block air from exiting at a second pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Robert Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, Jeffrey Tien Vo, Edward Joseph DeSmet, Jr., Travis Justin Raines
  • Publication number: 20190160937
    Abstract: A wheel assembly includes an attachment module, a motor module, a battery module, and a wheel. The wheel is rotatably coupled to the attachment module about a rotational axis of the wheel. The attachment module has a plurality of coupling elements, and the motor module and the battery module each releasably couple to one of the coupling elements. The wheel extends around the attachment, motor, and battery modules. The motor and battery modules are identically shaped in a direction along the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin YILMA, Travis Justin RAINES, Pattrick LOEW, Brian Robert SPAHN
  • Publication number: 20190161055
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a webbing-guide shell including a guide portion and a sloping portion, and a member reinforcing the sloping portion. The guide portion includes a slot and an opening from the slot through the guide portion, and the sloping portion includes a top surface sloping downwardly in a vehicle-inboard direction. The material of the member is stronger than the material of the webbing-guide shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Abramoski, Edward Joseph DeSmet, JR., Christopher Donald Schop, Travis Justin Raines, Kris Allyn Warmann
  • Publication number: 20190118761
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and defining a plurality of pairs of corresponding spaced-apart post holes extending through the base between top and bottom surfaces thereof. The webbing guide further includes a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending through the guide body in a direction generally normal to the length of the base and normal to the post holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10196033
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and defining first and second spaced-apart post holes extending through the base between top and bottom surfaces thereof. The webbing guide further includes a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending through the guide body in a direction generally normal to the length of the base and normal to the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10189436
    Abstract: A latch plate for a vehicle safety belt includes a latch plate tongue element and a grip element. The grip element includes a gripping portion that is held on a plane that is offset from a plane defined by the latch plate tongue element. The gripping portion plane may be parallel to the plane defined by the latch plate tongue element. The gripping portion may be held at a plane defining an included angle to a plane defined by an associated safety belt webbing element when the latch plate tongue element is secured to a safety belt buckle element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines, Edwin C. Chiu, Christopher Donald Schop
  • Publication number: 20190023212
    Abstract: A vehicle seat belt system is provided. The vehicle seat belt system includes a seat belt comprising a tubular seat belt webbing defining a passageway and a plurality of pressure control valves and a seat belt buckle for connecting to the seat belt. The seat belt buckle has an air delivery port for delivering air to the passenger, and an air delivery device supplies air to the seat belt, wherein the valves allow the supplied air to exit the seat belt at a first air pressure and block air from exiting at a second pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Robert Spahn, Benjamin Yilma, Jeffrey Tien Vo, Edward Joseph DeSmet, JR., Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10173634
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending at least partially along a length of the base. A first end of the guide channel is disposed adjacent the first end of the body and is moveable toward and away from the second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 10131384
    Abstract: An apparatus is for extending a vehicle bed. A tailgate is provided for lowering to provide a tailgate opening for providing access to the vehicle bed. The tailgate includes a retractable member adapted for extending vertically from the tailgate when lowered. A retractable webbing is provided for associating with the retractable member and adapted for moving to a deployed position to at least partially span the tailgate opening in a lowered condition. A ladder for use in climbing into the vehicle bed may form the retractable member, or may be provided in addition to it. Plural webbings may also be provided for spanning multiple retractable members associated with the tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Travis Justin Raines, Pattrick Loew
  • Publication number: 20180290570
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a cushion and a seatback coupled with the cushion and rotatable between collapsed and open positions. The seatback includes a first inflatable bladder within an interior of the seatback, a pneumatic actuator fluidically coupled with the bladder and configurable between a compressed condition and a withdrawn condition, and a control cable coupled between the actuator and the cushion for linking the configuration of the actuator with the position of the seatback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Travis Justin Raines
  • Publication number: 20180208149
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending at least partially along a length of the base. A first end of the guide channel is disposed adjacent the first end of the body and is moveable toward and away from the second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Publication number: 20180086391
    Abstract: An apparatus is for extending a vehicle bed. A tailgate is provided for lowering to provide a tailgate opening for providing access to the vehicle bed. The tailgate includes a retractable member adapted for extending vertically from the tailgate when lowered. A retractable webbing is provided for associating with the retractable member and adapted for moving to a deployed position to at least partially span the tailgate opening in a lowered condition. A ladder for use in climbing into the vehicle bed may form the retractable member, or may be provided in addition to it. Plural webbings may also be provided for spanning multiple retractable members associated with the tailgate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Justin Raines, Pattrick Loew
  • Publication number: 20180037189
    Abstract: A latch plate for a vehicle safety belt includes a latch plate tongue element and a grip element. The grip element includes a gripping portion that is held on a plane that is offset from a plane defined by the latch plate tongue element. The gripping portion plane may be parallel to the plane defined by the latch plate tongue element. The gripping portion may be held at a plane defining an included angle to a plane defined by an associated safety belt webbing element when the latch plate tongue element is secured to a safety belt buckle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines, Edwin C. Chiu, Christopher Donald Schop
  • Publication number: 20180029515
    Abstract: A tailgate assembly for a vehicle includes a pair of hingedly connected panels and at least one extendable ramp member held within a one of the pair of hingedly connected panels. The hingedly connected panels are configured to pivot between a substantially parallel stowed configuration defining a tailgate structure and an opened deployed orientation for use as a portion of a ramp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Justin Raines, Pattrick Loew
  • Publication number: 20180015904
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and defining first and second spaced-apart post holes extending through the base between top and bottom surfaces thereof. The webbing guide further includes a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending through the guide body in a direction generally normal to the length of the base and normal to the posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Publication number: 20170369029
    Abstract: A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and a guide body coupled with the base and defining a guide channel extending at least partially along a length of the base. A first end of the guide channel is disposed adjacent the first end of the body and is moveable toward and away from the second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Pattrick Loew, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines
  • Patent number: 9776595
    Abstract: A vehicle safety belt webbing and tongue/latch plate stowage assembly includes a safety belt webbing retractor disposed in a compartment and a pocket disposed adjacent to the compartment and configured for receiving the safety belt tongue/latch plate therein. The pocket is defined by at least a divider and a door configured for translation between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The closed configuration defines a gap between the wall and the door sufficient for passage therethrough of a safety belt webbing. A damper controls the rate of translation of the door between the open configuration and the closed configuration, providing a soft touch opening/closing feature. The door may be configured for pivoting between the open and closed configurations, or for sliding between the open and closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Taylor, Paul Tuomisto, Christopher Donald Schop, Benjamin Yilma, Travis Justin Raines