Patents by Inventor Zachary S. Mendla

Zachary S. Mendla 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: 20200295336
    Abstract: A pre-assembled electrical connection unit for a battery pack includes a bus bar defining a hole, and a cage defines a cavity. The unit also includes a fastener disposed in the cavity and the cage surrounds the fastener. The cage is secured to the bus bar, and the fastener is positioned in the hole and the cavity in an initial position. The fastener is movable to a final position relative to the cage which positions the fastener deeper in the hole of the bus bar. The unit is positioned relative to the battery pack, and the battery pack includes a module terminal. The module terminal includes a terminal nut that is accessible during an assembly process. The unit is placed over the terminal nut during the assembly process such that the fastener aligns with the terminal nut and secures the bus bar to the module terminal in the final position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Adam J. Tallman, Zachary S. Mendla, Holly C. Schwarzwalder, Charanjit S. Chawa
  • Patent number: 10768010
    Abstract: A destination selection system for determining travel destinations includes a human-machine interface (HMI); a positioning system in communication with the HMI; a controller in communication with the HMI and the positioning system, the controller having a processor, and a memory, the processor executing programmatic logic stored in the memory. The programmatic logic includes a first logic to display an icon on the HMI based on position data received from the positioning system; and a second logic for sizing the icon based on at least one of the position data and one or more additional factors, and in response to at least one of the position data and one or more additional factors actively and continuously resizing the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Zachary S. Mendla, Yue Fan, Mike Aljamal, Marco J. Gatti
  • Publication number: 20200011699
    Abstract: A destination selection system for determining travel destinations includes a human-machine interface (HMI); a positioning system in communication with the HMI; a controller in communication with the HMI and the positioning system, the controller having a processor, and a memory, the processor executing programmatic logic stored in the memory. The programmatic logic includes a first logic to display an icon on the HMI based on position data received from the positioning system; and a second logic for sizing the icon based on at least one of the position data and one or more additional factors, and in response to at least one of the position data and one or more additional factors actively and continuously resizing the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary S. Mendla, Yue Fan, Mike Aljamal, Marco J. Gatti
  • Publication number: 20190122382
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that display a view alert are provided. The method includes determining that information of a sensor is being provided, in response to determining that the information of the sensor is being provided, determining whether an angle or field of view of the sensor is correctly oriented, and in response to determining that the angle or field of view of the camera is incorrectly oriented, providing an alert indicating that the angle or field of view of the camera is incorrectly oriented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yue Fan, Mike Aljamal, Zachary S. Mendla