Patents by Inventor Zeljko Deljevic

Zeljko Deljevic 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: 20210176092
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes a first vehicle gateway controller that selects a first subset of signals generated using a first protocol by a first plurality of vehicle controllers. The first vehicle gateway controller also translates the first subset of signals from the first protocol to a second protocol indecipherable by the first plurality of vehicle controllers, and sends the translated first subset of signals to a second vehicle gateway controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Florian Frischmuth, D. David Cantrell, JR., Zeljko Deljevic, Brij Datta, Lawrence Queener, John Budaj
  • Publication number: 20210138908
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a motor vehicle including remote terminals connected to battery so as to prevent electronic tampering, and a corresponding method. An example vehicle includes a battery with battery terminals. The vehicle further includes remote terminals electronically connected to the battery terminals so as to prevent electronic tampering with the battery via the remote terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Peter Phung, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Patent number: 11001213
    Abstract: An AC inverter in a vehicle operates using a 24V input when a vehicle powertrain is in a parked/idling state. A first 12V battery is connected with a first bus segment. A second 12V battery is connected with a second bus segment. A switch module selectably interconnects the first and second bus segments. In a nominal 12V state, the batteries are connected in parallel from the bus segments to ground. In a dual voltage state, the batteries are connected in series so the first bus segment is at 12V and the second bus segment is at 24V. A first alternator driven by the powertrain provides a regulated voltage to the second bus segment, wherein the regulated voltage corresponds to 12V when the switch module is in the nominal state and corresponds to 24V when the switch module is in the dual voltage state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Zeljko Deljevic, Phillip M. Marine, Daniel J. Martin, William C. Taylor, Hanyang B. Chen
  • Publication number: 20210123407
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes an input device configured to send an activation signal responsive to an input to start the vehicle. The system further includes a vehicle body controller, programmed to, responsive to the input and a lack of presence of a phone operating as a key, send an activation signal to activate a power source within a cabin of the vehicle for up to a predefined time period since a last vehicle start.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel M. KING, Michael HRECZNYJ, John Robert VAN WIEMEERSCH, Timothy THIVIERGE, JR., Zeljko DELJEVIC, Jason MYSLINSKI
  • Patent number: 10989500
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a camouflaging cover configured to be placed over an exterior surface of a vehicle to conceal at least a portion of the vehicle, and a camouflaging lighting assembly integrated with the camouflaging cover and positioned over a light of the vehicle. The vehicle lighting assembly includes at least one light emitting device, a circuit board operatively connected to the at least one light emitting device, a housing having a first material composition, and at least one lens having a second material composition, such lens being more transparent than the housing. The first and second material compositions each includes a thermally conductive additive. The vehicle lighting method includes the steps of concealing at least a portion of a vehicle with the camouflaging cover, and positioning a camouflaging lighting device over a light of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Daniel Martin, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Publication number: 20210097481
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein are directed to an autonomous vehicle food locker system that may include environmentally controlled storage compartments for storing and/or transporting perishable food items to be delivered to end consumers. The storage compartments may provide ultraviolet light controls and surfaces that provide sanitized food storage areas for a delivery vehicle. Computing processor(s) may be configured for determining a sanitization procedure for sanitizing the interior portion of the food storage locker based on sensor information received from internal and external sensors, video feeds, photographs, and other information. The processor(s) may determine one or more sanitation characteristics that can indicate or inform cleanliness of the interior portion of the food storage locker, and perform automated sanitization procedures that can include activating a chemical layer disposed on the interior portion of the food storage locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Kendra White, Kristopher Karl Brown, Zeljko Deljevic, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Publication number: 20210016729
    Abstract: An AC inverter in a vehicle operates using a 24V input when a vehicle powertrain is in a parked/idling state. A first 12V battery is connected with a first bus segment. A second 12V battery is connected with a second bus segment. A switch module selectably interconnects the first and second bus segments. In a nominal 12V state, the batteries are connected in parallel from the bus segments to ground. In a dual voltage state, the batteries are connected in series so the first bus segment is at 12V and the second bus segment is at 24V. A first alternator driven by the powertrain provides a regulated voltage to the second bus segment, wherein the regulated voltage corresponds to 12V when the switch module is in the nominal state and corresponds to 24V when the switch module is in the dual voltage state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Zeljko Deljevic, Phillip M. Marine, Daniel J. Martin, William C. Taylor, Hanyang B. Chen
  • Patent number: 10895235
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes an input device configured to send an activation signal responsive to an input to start the vehicle. The system further includes a vehicle body controller, programmed to, responsive to the input and a lack of presence of a phone operating as a key, send an activation signal to activate a power source within a cabin of the vehicle for up to a predefined time period since a last vehicle start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel M. King, Michael Hrecznyj, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Timothy Thivierge, Jr., Zeljko Deljevic, Jason Myslinski
  • Publication number: 20200406886
    Abstract: Onboard engine control for vehicles is disclosed herein. An example method includes determining a moving average of duty cycle periods for a power component of a vehicle for recent power load events, each of the duty cycle periods having both on-time portions and off-time portions; and when the on-time portions of the moving average are above a predetermined percentage, an engine of the vehicle remains in an on-state condition, further wherein when a current off-time period of the power component exceeds a value equal to a predetermined multiplier applied to the off-time portions, the engine is placed in an off-state condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Zeljko Deljevic, Anthony Spoto, Michael Irby, Ben Chen
  • Publication number: 20200406821
    Abstract: A vehicle side-view mirror assembly includes an anchor element mountable to a vehicle exterior, and a foldable housing, including a first surface directed in a forward direction when the foldable housing is in an unfolded position, a first capacitive cover and a first electric ground path attached to the first surface, a second surface that is a lateral side surface facing away from the anchor element, a second capacitive cover and a second electric ground path attached to the second surface, a third surface that is a hinged side surface hingedly connected to the anchor element, and a third capacitive cover and a third electric ground path attached to the third surface. Each of the capacitive covers are electrically insulated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Anthony Dwayne Cooprider, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Patent number: 10820174
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for identification of a vehicle or a condition of the vehicle based on recognition of gestures of a pedestrian in the surrounding of the vehicle. Some embodiments of the technologies utilize multiple devices integrated into the vehicle and include a control unit that can control the operation of at least some of the multiple devices. The control unit can determine that a defined mobile device is within a defined range from the vehicle. In response to such a determination, the control unit can identify a gesture of a pedestrian relative to the vehicle, the pedestrian having the mobile device. The control can then cause at least one of the multiple devices to provide one or more visual signals based at least on the gesture. Such visual signals permit identifying the vehicle, an entry point to the vehicle, a condition of the vehicle, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Peter Phung, Zeljko Deljevic, Hussein Berry, Annette Huebner
  • Patent number: 10798154
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a control module and a plurality of vehicle control modules in networked communication with the control module. The control module may be configured to receive an indication from a user interface to transition the vehicle into an extended park mode, and responsive to the indication, instruct the plurality of vehicle control modules to perform operations to reduce their respective key-off loads on the vehicle. A cloud service may be configured to receive, over a wide-area network responsive to user input to a mobile device, an indication to transition a vehicle associated with the mobile device into an extended park mode, and responsive to the indication, provide a message over the network to the vehicle to instruct the vehicle to perform operations to reduce key-off loads of a plurality of vehicle control modules of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karin Lovett, Andrew Eugene Burt, James Michael Weinfurther, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Publication number: 20200269785
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to supercapacitor systems for supporting relatively high power transient electrical loads within vehicles. An exemplary supercapacitor system includes a mounting assembly and a supercapacitor housed within the mounting assembly. The mounting assembly may be employed to mount the supercapacitor system within a vehicle, such as within a cowl assembly or cargo space of the vehicle. The mounting assembly may include multiple panels. At least one of the multiple panels may be made of a thermally conductive polymer, and at least one other panel of the multiple panels may be made of a polymer that is reinforced by a structural foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman, Zeljko Deljevic, John Budaj
  • Publication number: 20200256113
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a liftgate system with a vertically-opening liftgate and a power actuator responsive to a user opening command for opening the liftgate to a variable opening height. The vehicle has an active sensor adapted to detect objects and their respective distances within a detection zone and a camera adapted to capture a search image with a field-of-view showing objects in the detection zone. In response to the user opening command, a controller 1) performs facial recognition on the search image to detect image locations containing a face of each respective person visible in the search image, 2) identifies distances for each respective person according to coincidence with the detected objects, 3) determines a user height according to the respective image location and distance of at least one respective person visible in the search image, and 4) sets the variable opening height in response to the user height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: STUART C. SALTER, DAVID BRIAN GLICKMAN, PAUL K. DELLOCK, ZELJKO DELJEVIC, AARON M. HALONEN
  • Publication number: 20200248987
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes, among other things, a camouflaging cover configured to be placed over an exterior surface of a vehicle to conceal at least a portion of the vehicle, and a camouflaging lighting assembly integrated with the camouflaging cover. A vehicle lighting assembly includes, among other things, at least one light emitting device, a circuit board operatively connected to the at least one light emitting device, a housing having a first material composition, and at least one lens having a second material composition. The lens is more transparent than the housing. The first and second material compositions each includes a thermally conductive additive. A vehicle lighting method includes, among other things, concealing at least a portion of a vehicle with a camouflaging cover, and positioning a camouflaging lighting device over a light of the vehicle. The camouflaging lighting device is integrated with the camouflaging cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Daniel Martin, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Patent number: 10597024
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine cranked by an electric machine powered by a first battery, a first plurality of components powered by the first battery, a second plurality of components powered by a second battery, and a processor programmed to isolate the second battery and associated components from the first battery and associated components at least during engine cranking. The first battery may be a low voltage battery having a first chemistry, such as a lead-acid battery with associated components that are less sensitive to voltage variation induced by engine cranking or starting, such as heated mirrors, seats, wipers, a climate control blower, power windows/doors, and auxiliary pumps. The second battery may be a low or high voltage battery having a second chemistry, such as a lithium-ion battery with associated components that may be more sensitive to low voltage during engine cranking/starting, such as lighting, electronics, and infotainment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek Khafagy, Gjergji Shaska, Kirk Pebley, Marirose Ilkka, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Patent number: 10576825
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes, among other things, a power converter, a charge port assembly, and a thermal conduit that conveys thermal energy from the power converter to the charge port assembly. A charge port heating method includes, among other things, generating thermal energy with a power converter of a vehicle, and directing the thermal energy from the power converter to a charge port assembly using a thermal conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Zeljko Deljevic, Phillip Marine, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Publication number: 20190120195
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes an input device configured to send an activation signal responsive to an input to start the vehicle. The system further includes a vehicle body controller, programmed to, responsive to the input and a lack of presence of a phone operating as a key, send an activation signal to activate a power source within a cabin of the vehicle for up to a predefined time period since a last vehicle start.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel M. KING, Michael HRECZNYJ, John Robert VAN WIEMEERSCH, Timothy THIVIERGE, JR., Zeljko DELJEVIC, Jason MYSLINSKI
  • Publication number: 20180326993
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a control module and a plurality of vehicle control modules in networked communication with the control module. The control module may be configured to receive an indication from a user interface to transition the vehicle into an extended park mode, and responsive to the indication, instruct the plurality of vehicle control modules to perform operations to reduce their respective key-off loads on the vehicle. A cloud service may be configured to receive, over a wide-area network responsive to user input to a mobile device, an indication to transition a vehicle associated with the mobile device into an extended park mode, and responsive to the indication, provide a message over the network to the vehicle to instruct the vehicle to perform operations to reduce key-off loads of a plurality of vehicle control modules of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Karin LOVETT, Andrew Eugene BURT, James Michael WEINFURTHER, Zeljko DELJEVIC
  • Patent number: 10093197
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a body controller programmed to limit operation of at least one vehicle feature to reduce battery consumption during transit of the vehicle in response to a vehicle flag indicating a transport status, and to enable operation of the at least one vehicle feature during manufacturing in response to the vehicle flag indicating a factory status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zeljko Deljevic, James Michael Weinfurther, Karl William Wojcik