Patents by Inventor Will Farrelly

Will Farrelly 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: 20190383621
    Abstract: A provider, such as a transportation management service, can manage transport for a number of riders between various locations. Individual routes can include at least two segments using the same or different modes of transportation. A customer can select a transportation option for the journey that causes reservations to be made for the various segments. Upon completion of a journey, a customer can be prompted to provide feedback. This can include feedback for the individual segments, in addition to the overall multi-segment journey. The feedback can be allocated across aspects or components of the various segments, and aggregated with feedback from other users in order to generate performance data for the various segments, routes, aspects, and components used to provide the various transportation or mobility options. This information can be utilized in making routing determinations for future transportation requests, and can be exposed to the various transportation providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeanne Isaacs, Sudipto Aich, Justin Danielson, Will Farrelly
  • Patent number: 10019682
    Abstract: A request for a parking space is received from a requesting vehicle. Data is received from at least one data-collecting vehicle related to at least one parking space. Based at least in part on the received data, a parking availability map is generated indicating a parking space appropriate for the requesting vehicle. If the parking space is occupied by an unauthorized vehicle, a message is provided to a parking enforcement authority that the parking space is occupied by an unauthorized vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Will Farrelly, Douglas Nicoll, Jonathan Scott, David Skipp, Richard Brown, Eric H. Wingfield, Nikola Ristivojevich
  • Patent number: 9666074
    Abstract: A request to identify a parking spot is received. A response to the request, including an identification of at least one available parking spot, is provided. A parking spot selected from the response is identified. Data relating to the selected spot are collected. A user profile based on the collected data is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Nicoll, Jonathan Scott, Will Farrelly, David Skipp, Richard Brown, Eric H. Wingfield
  • Patent number: 9384515
    Abstract: A location of a shared vehicle is identified. Shared vehicle usage data is obtained for the location. An instruction is provided to adjust an operating mode of the shared vehicle based at least on the shared vehicle usage data and the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kristin Marie Schondorf, Eric H. Wingfield, Will Farrelly, Nikola Ristivojevich, Kathleen Blackmore, Marcus Mueller
  • Publication number: 20160055749
    Abstract: A request to identify a parking spot is received. A response to the request, including an identification of at least one available parking spot, is provided. A parking spot selected from the response is identified. Data relating to the selected spot are collected. A user profile based on the collected data is updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Nicoll, Jonathan Scott, Will Farrelly, David Skipp, Richard Brown
  • Publication number: 20150321672
    Abstract: A location of a shared vehicle is identified. Shared vehicle usage data is obtained for the location. An instruction is provided to adjust an operating mode of the shared vehicle based at least on the shared vehicle usage data and the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kristin Marie Schondorf, Eric H. Wingfield, Will Farrelly, Nikola Ristivojevich, Kathleen Blackmore, Marcus Mueller
  • Publication number: 20150324708
    Abstract: A user is detected in a vicinity of a shared transportation vehicle by identifying a user device and determining a location of the user device. Parameters are determined for user travel of a route of the shared transportation vehicle. A message is targeted to a device of the detected user based on a location of the detected user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Skipp, Will Farrelly, Douglas Nicoll, Jonathan Scott, Richard Brown
  • Publication number: 20150310467
    Abstract: Data is collected related to an environmental impact of a user's use of a shared vehicle. A score is calculated based on the environmental impact. The user further use of the shared vehicle at a price that is based at least in part on the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erica Klampfl, Nikola Ristivojevich, Richard Brown, Will Farrelly, Gregory Jerome Gunnels, Kathleen Blackmore
  • Publication number: 20150310379
    Abstract: A map indicating respective locations of a plurality of vehicles included in a ride-sharing service is generated. A vehicle is identified in the plurality of vehicles that is in need of relocation. A user is identified in a vicinity of the identified vehicle for an offer to use the identified vehicle. The offer is transmitted, via a network, to the user for use of the identified vehicle in a manner to support the relocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Will Farrelly, Richard Brown
  • Publication number: 20150310744
    Abstract: A request for a parking space is received from a requesting vehicle. Data is received from at least one data-collecting vehicle related to at least one parking space. Based at least in part on the received data, a parking availability map is generated indicating a parking space appropriate for the requesting vehicle. If the parking space is occupied by an unauthorized vehicle, a message is provided to a parking enforcement authority that the parking space is occupied by an unauthorized vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Will Farrelly, Douglas Nicoll, Jonathan Scott, David Skipp, Richard Brown, Eric H. Wingfield, Nikola Ristivojevich
  • Patent number: 8978946
    Abstract: A roof bar (10) for a motor vehicle (1) has an elongate load carrying member (213) and a single elongate stay (214) which are hingedly connected to a roof (5) of the motor vehicle (1) by a pair of base plates (211). The elongate load carrying member (213) is selectively held in a deployed position by a latch mechanism (222, 255) which latches a castellated edge of the elongate load carrying member (213) to a castellated edge of the single elongate stay (214) along a significant portion of the interface between the two components (213, 214) so as to provide a strong support for any loads carried by the roof bar (10). The components (211, 213, 214) forming the roof bar (10) are all relatively thin and the elongate load carrying member (213) and the single elongate stay (214) are arranged to fold flat on the roof (5) of the motor vehicle (1) so as to minimize any change in vehicle height when the roof bar (10) is stowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventors: Torsten Gerhardt, John K. Harding, Steve David Fleming, Danny Edward Stanesby, Alicia Agius, Will Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8876343
    Abstract: A lighting system for a motor vehicle 1 is disclosed in which a light source 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d is fitted to the inside of each door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R so as to selectively provide interior lighting when the respective door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R is closed and puddle lighting when it is open. Each of the light sources 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d is mounted close to a waistline of the door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R to which it is attached and is arranged to project light in a downward direction so as not to provide a distraction for a driver of the motor vehicle 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Murray, Torsten Gerhardt, John K. Harding, Will Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20140306477
    Abstract: A center console for a motor vehicle is disclosed in which the center console includes a front portion and a rear storage box portion defined by a pair of side walls, a rear wall, a floor, an armrest and a front wall. The front wall of the storage box is moveable between substantially upright and substantially horizontal positions so as to define two distinct storage configurations. When the front wall is in the upright position a single large closed storage box is defined by the pair of side walls, the rear wall, the floor, the armrest and the front wall. When the front wall is in the horizontal position a first large open storage area is defined by the pair of side walls, the rear wall, the armrest and the front wall. A reconfigurable storage facility is thereby provided in a cost effective and simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Neugebauer, Andrew John Murray, Ed Stubbs, Torsten Gerhardt, Will Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8381423
    Abstract: A vehicle showcase display badge is provided which includes a bezel, a substantially transparent front lens, and a rear lens comprising a light transparent front surface and a colored reflective rear surface. The badge also includes a graphic assembly disposed between the front lens and the rear lens, wherein the rear lens provides a three-dimensional appearance of the graphic assembly. The badge further includes an attachment for attaching the badge to a vehicle such that the graphic assembly is viewable. One or more curved surfaces may be employed on the rear lens to provide a shadow effect. One or more of the lenses may be overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Tribar Manufacturing, LLC, Granby Mold, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Thomas Pierce, Michael A. Musleh, Bob Bretz, John Turcotte, Andrew Murray, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Will Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8266833
    Abstract: A vehicle showcase display badge is provided which includes a bezel, a substantially transparent front lens, and a rear lens comprising a light transparent front surface and a colored reflective rear surface. The badge also includes a graphic assembly disposed between the front lens and the rear lens, wherein the rear lens provides a three-dimensional appearance of the graphic assembly. The badge further includes an attachment for attaching the badge to a vehicle such that the graphic assembly is viewable. One or more curved surfaces may be employed on the rear lens to provide a shadow effect. One or more of the lenses may be overmolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Granby Mold, Inc., Tribar Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Thomas Pierce, Michael A. Musleh, Bob Bretz, John Turcotte, Andrew Murray, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Will Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20120144705
    Abstract: A vehicle showcase display badge is provided which includes a bezel, a substantially transparent front lens, and a rear lens comprising a light transparent front surface and a colored reflective rear surface. The badge also includes a graphic assembly disposed between the front lens and the rear lens, wherein the rear lens provides a three-dimensional appearance of the graphic assembly. The badge further includes an attachment for attaching the badge to a vehicle such that the graphic assembly is viewable. One or more curved surfaces may be employed on the rear lens to provide a shadow effect. One or more of the lenses may be overmolded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, TRIBAR MANUFACTURING, LLC, GRANBY MOLD, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Thomas Pierce, Michael A. Musleh, Bob Bretz, John Turcotte, Andrew Murray, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Will Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8128162
    Abstract: An armrest assembly for a vehicle seat 5 comprises an armrest portion 11a, 11b, 11c, a shingle head restraint portion 12 moveably attached to one end of the armrest portion 11a, 11b, 11c, to permit the shingle head restraint 12 to be moved towards and away from the one end of the armrest portion 11a, 11b, 11c, and a height adjuster to selectively secure the head restraint 12 in one of a number of predetermined displaced positions relative to the armrest portion 11a, the armrest portion being moveable from a folded up position 11a to a folded down position 11c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Torsten Gerhardt, Andrew John Murray, Will Farrelly, John K. Harding
  • Patent number: 8100306
    Abstract: A roof bar (10) for a motor vehicle (1) includes an elongate load carrying member (13) selectively held in a deployed position by a latch mechanism (20). A crossbar portion (15) of the elongate load carrying member (13) is wider than it is thick and is orientated such that the width of the crossbar portion (15) is vertically arranged when the roof bar (10) is in the deployed position so as to increase the resistance to vertical bending of the crossbar portion (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventors: Torsten Gerhardt, John K. Harding, Steve David Fleming, Danny Edward Stanesby, Alicia Agius, Will Farrelly, Ian Sutherland Wright
  • Publication number: 20110241544
    Abstract: A lighting system for a motor vehicle 1 is disclosed in which a light source 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d is fitted to the inside of each door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R so as to selectively provide interior lighting when the respective door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R is closed and puddle lighting when it is open. Each of the light sources 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d is mounted close to a waistline of the door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R to which it is attached and is arranged to project light in a downward direction so as not to provide a distraction for a driver of the motor vehicle 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew John Murray, Torsten Gerhardt, John K. Harding, Will Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20110052839
    Abstract: A vehicle showcase display badge is provided which includes a bezel, a substantially transparent front lens, and a rear lens comprising a light transparent front surface and a colored reflective rear surface. The badge also includes a graphic assembly disposed between the front lens and the rear lens, wherein the rear lens provides a three-dimensional appearance of the graphic assembly. The badge further includes an attachment for attaching the badge to a vehicle such that the graphic assembly is viewable. One or more curved surfaces may be employed on the rear lens to provide a shadow effect. One or more of the lenses may be overmolded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Joel Thomas Pierce, Michael A. Musleh, Bob Bretz, John Turcotte, Andrew Murray, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Will Farrelly