Patents by Inventor Zhibing Deng

Zhibing Deng 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: 10703321
    Abstract: An airbag assembly includes a first airbag and a second airbag each inflatable to an inflated position, and a panel. In the inflated position, each of the first and second airbags have a bend, and first and second legs extending from the bend. The panel extends from the first airbag to the second airbag in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20200172042
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a side curtain airbag and a tether. The side curtain airbag includes an outboard side and an inboard side, and the inboard side including a protrusion. The tether includes a central seam, a first extension attached at the outboard side, a second extension attached at the inboard side above the protrusion, and a third extension attached at the inboard side below the protrusion. The extensions are attached to each other at the central seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ZHIBING DENG, DEEPAK PATEL, KRISHNAKANTH E. AEKBOTE, YUN CAI
  • Publication number: 20200148149
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat bottom and a seatback. A seatbelt buckle is supported by the seat bottom. A restraint is deployable from the seatback to a deployed position and in the deployed position includes a first edge extending along the seatback, a second edge extending along the seat bottom, and a third edge extending from the first edge to the second edge. The restraint is disposed outboard of the seatbelt buckle relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ZHIBING DENG, KRISHNAKANTH E. AEKBOTE, JOSEPH E. ABRAMCZYK, DEEPAK PATEL, YUN CAI
  • Publication number: 20200114855
    Abstract: A system includes an airbag including a first lobe, a second lobe, a first tether connected to the first lobe, and a second tether connected to the second lobe, a seat rotatable relative to the airbag from a first position to a second position, and a computer programmed to, based on whether the seat is in the first position or the second position, release one of the first tether or the second tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Krishnakanth E. Aekbote, Srinivas Reddy Malapati
  • Patent number: 10583760
    Abstract: A support for an armrest assembly includes a plurality of interconnected ribs. One or more of those ribs has (a) a first section, having a first proximal end and a first distal end, (b) a second end section, having a second proximal end and a second distal end, and (c) an intermediate section connecting the first distal end and the second distal end. The first end section and the second end section are offset. An armrest assembly includes a body, the support, a cushioning layer overlying the support and a cover layer overlying the cushioning layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Bhavani Thota, Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Linh Doan
  • Publication number: 20200062211
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a system including an instrument panel, a knee airbag, and a front airbag assembly. The knee airbag is inflatable downwardly from the instrument panel. The front airbag assembly is inflatable upwardly from the instrument panel. The front airbag assembly may be spaced from a windshield of the vehicle when the front airbag assembly is in the inflated position such that the windshield does not act as a reaction surface for the front airbag assembly, and the front airbag assembly is designed to control the kinematics of the occupant without using the windshield as a reaction surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Alison Callaghan, Tzu-Chen Weng, Krishnakanth E. Aekbote, Srinivas Reddy Malapati
  • Publication number: 20200017052
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat. The assembly includes a bin adjacent the seat and defining a chamber having an open top. The assembly includes an uninflatable member having a front and a rear and above the open top, the uninflatable member movable to an elevated position with the front and the rear spaced from the bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Deepak Patel, Yun Cai, Zhaorong Li
  • Publication number: 20200017055
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seatback. The assembly includes a side airbag supported by the seatback and inflatable to an inflated position including a top panel having a pair of opposing side edges and a front edge extending between the side edges. The side airbag includes a main panel fixed to the top panel at a seam extending along the side edges and the front edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ZHIBING DENG, DEEPAK PATEL, YUN CAI, JOSEPH E. ABRAMCZYK
  • Patent number: 10525925
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door trim panel, a first airbag coupled to the door trim panel and inflatable to an inflated position, a second airbag coupled to the door trim panel and spaced in a vehicle-rearward direction from the first airbag and inflatable to an inflated position, and an inflator in simultaneous fluid communication with both the first and second airbags when the first and second airbags are in the inflated positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Krish E. Aekbote, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20190375323
    Abstract: A support for an armrest assembly includes a plurality of interconnected ribs. One or more of those ribs has (a) a first section, having a first proximal end and a first distal end, (b) a second end section, having a second proximal end and a second distal end, and (c) an intermediate section connecting the first distal end and the second distal end. The first end section and the second end section are offset. An armrest assembly includes a body, the support, a cushioning layer overlying the support and a cover layer overlying the cushioning layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Bhavani Thota, Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Linh Doan
  • Patent number: 10464518
    Abstract: A seat includes a seatback having an exterior panel. The seat includes a first member and a second member each being inflatable to an inflated position and defining an inflation chamber, the inflation chambers spaced from each other. The exterior panel extends between and is secured to the first member and the second member external to the inflation chambers in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Brian Robert Spahn
  • Patent number: 10421415
    Abstract: A door trim applique retention system includes a door trim applique having a body and a tether. The tether has a body attachment point and a tether retention feature. The door trim applique retention system also includes a door inner including a receiver. The retention feature is held in the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Vijaykumar Hegde, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Publication number: 20190275960
    Abstract: A door trim applique retention system includes a door trim applique having a body and a tether. The tether has a body attachment point and a tether retention feature. The door trim applique retention system also includes a door inner including a receiver. The retention feature is held in the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Vijaykumar Hegde, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10369956
    Abstract: A side airbag for a vehicle includes a main chamber and a necking chamber. The main chamber has an opening for connecting to an inflator and a first thickness in an inflated condition. The necking chamber is peripherally surrounded by the main chamber and is connected to the main chamber by a restrictive vent. The necking chamber has a second thickness in the inflated condition less than the first thickness and is aligned with a targeted body area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Krishnakanth E. Aekbote
  • Publication number: 20190176673
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat back frame and a mounting plate fixed to the seat back frame. A deployable plate is movably engaged with the mounting plate and is moveable away from the seat back frame from an undeployed position to a deployed position. An actuator is coupled to the deployable plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Matthew B. Makowski, Sean Timothy Ryan
  • Patent number: 10300882
    Abstract: Embodiments include a vehicle airbag assembly comprising an airbag including a first chamber and a second chamber, a first internal vent permitting gas entry into the first chamber, and a second internal vent permitting gas entry into the second chamber, where the first chamber has a greater volume than the second chamber in an inflated state of the airbag, and the first internal vent is configured for a larger gas flow than the second internal vent. Embodiments also include a vehicle airbag assembly comprising an airbag including a first chamber and a second chamber and at least one internal tether coupled to the second chamber for restricting an inflated depth of the second chamber, where the first chamber has an unrestricted depth and a volume that is larger than a volume of the second chamber in an inflated state of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Tzu-Chen Weng
  • Publication number: 20190152422
    Abstract: An airbag assembly includes a first airbag and a second airbag each inflatable to an inflated position, and a panel. In the inflated position, each of the first and second airbags have a bend, and first and second legs extending from the bend. The panel extends from the first airbag to the second airbag in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20190106075
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door trim panel, a first airbag coupled to the door trim panel and inflatable to an inflated position, a second airbag coupled to the door trim panel and spaced in a vehicle-rearward direction from the first airbag and inflatable to an inflated position, and an inflator in simultaneous fluid communication with both the first and second airbags when the first and second airbags are in the inflated positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Krish E. Aekbote, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 10252689
    Abstract: A knee airbag includes a front panel, a rear panel and first and second tethers. The first tether is between the panels and defines an outboard chamber. The second tether is between the panels and defines an inboard chamber. The tethers cooperatively define a center chamber. The chambers, in an inflated position, are substantially vertical and parallel. The inboard chamber is thinner than the other chambers. In the inflated position, the tethers respectively define first and second knee-receiving pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Kris Allyn Warmann, Edward Joseph Abramoski, Zhibing Deng, Morteza Tanbakuchi
  • Publication number: 20190077356
    Abstract: A seat includes a seatback having an exterior panel. The seat includes a first member and a second member each being inflatable to an inflated position and defining an inflation chamber, the inflation chambers spaced from each other. The exterior panel extends between and is secured to the first member and the second member external to the inflation chambers in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Brian Robert Spahn