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: 11491945
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes computer including a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to identify a longitudinal position of a seat. The instructions include to identify a rotational position of the seat. The instructions include to selectively inflate one or more of a plurality of inflation chambers of an airbag adjacent the seat based on the longitudinal position and the rotational position of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. Abramczyk, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20220324405
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes computer including a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to identify a longitudinal position of a seat. The instructions include to identify a rotational position of the seat. The instructions include to selectively inflate one or more of a plurality of inflation chambers of an airbag adjacent the seat based on the longitudinal position and the rotational position of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. Abramczyk, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11465399
    Abstract: A bonding device includes: a supporting assembly, comprising a first and second supporting bodies arranged in a first direction, at least one of the first and second supporting bodies is movable in the first direction, the supporting assembly having an upper surface which faces a flexible substrate and matches an inner surface of the flexible substrate; and a stretching assembly, including a carrier film and a plurality of driving elements, a central area of the carrier film being attached to the inner surface of the flexible substrate, at least two of the plurality of driving elements arranged oppositely in the first direction, at least two of the plurality of driving elements arranged oppositely in a second direction, the plurality of driving elements are connected to peripheral portions of the carrier film, and stretches the peripheral portions of the carrier film to align the inner surface with the supporting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fei Zeng, Jialin Wang, Jia Deng, Chaoxue Qin, Haitao Liang, Zhibing Lin, Guodong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20220250571
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a seat movable to a forward-facing position and a rearward-facing position. The vehicle includes a track elongated along a vehicle-longitudinal axis. The vehicle includes an airbag assembly movable along the track. The vehicle includes a computer having a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to move the airbag assembly along the track to a first position in response to identifying the seat is in the forward-facing position and to a second position in response to identifying the seat is in the rearward-facing position, the first position different than the second position relative to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11370380
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes an airbag inflator. The assembly includes a curtain airbag including a main lobe and an inflatable flap. The main lobe and the inflatable flap are each inflatable by the airbag inflator to an inflated position. The main lobe includes an inboard panel and an outboard panel. The inflatable flap is at the inboard panel in the inflated position. The inflatable flap, in the inflated position, is at the inboard panel and abutting the inflator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. Abramczyk, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Lavanya Vemuri
  • Patent number: 11370376
    Abstract: A seat includes a seatback and an armrest supported by the seatback. The armrest is rotatable relative to the seatback to a deployed position. A swing bar is supported by the armrest and is rotatable relative to the armrest to a downward position. The swing bar in the downward position is elongated downwardly from the armrest. A drive belt is indexed with the armrest and the swing bar to rotate the swing bar to the downward position when the armrests rotates to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20220185218
    Abstract: An airbag system includes an airbag and an inflator positioned in an instrument panel. The airbag includes a first chamber and a second chamber spaced from the instrument panel by the first chamber. A plurality of tethers is positioned within the second chamber. Each tether is coupled between a central area of a lower side and a central area of an upper side. A first and second lower extensions and a first and second upper extensions extend from the lower side and the upper side of the airbag, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Tzu-Chen Weng, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11358551
    Abstract: An airbag system includes an airbag and an inflator positioned in an instrument panel. The airbag includes a first chamber and a second chamber spaced from the instrument panel by the first chamber. A plurality of tethers is positioned within the second chamber. Each tether is coupled between a central area of a lower side and a central area of an upper side. A first and second lower extensions and a first and second upper extensions extend from the lower side and the upper side of the airbag, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Tzu-Chen Weng, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20220176906
    Abstract: An assembly for a vehicle includes an airbag inflator. The assembly includes a curtain airbag including a main lobe and an inflatable flap. The main lobe and the inflatable flap are each inflatable by the airbag inflator to an inflated position. The main lobe includes an inboard panel and an outboard panel. The inflatable flap is at the inboard panel in the inflated position. The inflatable flap, in the inflated position, is at the inboard panel and abutting the inflator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph E. Abramczyk, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel, Lavanya Vemuri
  • Patent number: 11345264
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat bottom having a rear and a pair of sides extending in a seat-forward direction from the rear. The assembly includes a seatback rotatably supported by the seat bottom. The assembly includes an active actuator operatively connected to the seatback to rotate the seatback about a vertical axis toward one of the sides of the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Lozano Omaña, Dante Arturo Rodriguez Camacho, Luis Enrique Castillo Jaime, Michelle Carolina Herrera Gutienez, Zhibing Deng
  • Publication number: 20220105840
    Abstract: An assembly includes a seat bottom having a rear and a pair of sides extending in a seat-forward direction from the rear. The assembly includes a seatback rotatably supported by the seat bottom. The assembly includes an active actuator operatively connected to the seatback to rotate the seatback about a vertical axis toward one of the sides of the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Lozano Omaña, Dante Arturo Rodriguez Camacho, Luis Enrique Castillo Jaime, Michelle Carolina Herrera Gutienez, Zhibing Deng
  • Patent number: 11292412
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a hinge pillar, a fender adjacent the hinge pillar, and a sealed bladder. The sealed bladder includes a first chamber and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. The first chamber is on the hinge pillar and the second chamber is in the fender. A pressure sensor is fixed to the second chamber and in fluid communication with the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jesus Alfonso Alarcon Hernandez, Zhibing Deng, David James Bauch, Joseph Edward Abramczyk
  • Publication number: 20220097638
    Abstract: A seat includes a seatback and an armrest supported by the seatback. The armrest is rotatable relative to the seatback to a deployed position. A swing bar is supported by the armrest and is rotatable relative to the armrest to a downward position. The swing bar in the downward position is elongated downwardly from the armrest. A drive belt is indexed with the armrest and the swing bar to rotate the swing bar to the downward position when the armrests rotates to the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11285907
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a side curtain airbag including an inboard panel, an outboard panel, and a perimeter at which the inboard panel and the outboard panel are connected to each other. The side curtain airbag includes a main portion formed of part of the inboard panel and part of the outboard panel, and a folded-over portion formed of part of the inboard panel and part of the outboard panel. The main portion and the folded-over portion each include a dead zone spaced from the perimeter at which the inboard panel and the outboard panel are connected to each other. The side curtain airbag is folded so that the inboard panel of the folded-over portion abuts the inboard panel of the main portion. The main portion and the folded-over portion are attached to each other via the respective dead zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20220089069
    Abstract: A seat for a vehicle includes a seat back and a seat bottom extending from the seat back along a seat-bottom axis. A track is fixed relative to the seat bottom and is elongated along the seat-bottom axis. A slider is slidably engaged with the track along the seat-bottom axis. A link is pivotally engaged with the slider. An armrest is pivotally engaged with the link. A pyrotechnic actuator connected to the slider. In the event of a sensed vehicle impact, the pyrotechnic actuator pulls the slider to move the armrest to a raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Publication number: 20220089116
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a side curtain airbag including an inboard panel, an outboard panel, and a perimeter at which the inboard panel and the outboard panel are connected to each other. The side curtain airbag includes a main portion formed of part of the inboard panel and part of the outboard panel, and a folded-over portion formed of part of the inboard panel and part of the outboard panel. The main portion and the folded-over portion each include a dead zone spaced from the perimeter at which the inboard panel and the outboard panel are connected to each other. The side curtain airbag is folded so that the inboard panel of the folded-over portion abuts the inboard panel of the main portion. The main portion and the folded-over portion are attached to each other via the respective dead zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11279269
    Abstract: A seat for a vehicle includes a seat back and a seat bottom extending from the seat back along a seat-bottom axis. A track is fixed relative to the seat bottom and is elongated along the seat-bottom axis. A slider is slidably engaged with the track along the seat-bottom axis. A link is pivotally engaged with the slider. An armrest is pivotally engaged with the link. A pyrotechnic actuator connected to the slider. In the event of a sensed vehicle impact, the pyrotechnic actuator pulls the slider to move the armrest to a raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11267427
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a first seat and a second seat spaced from each other along a cross-vehicle axis. An airbag is supported by the first seat and is inflatable towards the second seat. The airbag includes an upper portion having a top surface and a lower portion having a bottom surface facing in an opposite direction than the top surface. An external tether is releasably engaged with the first seat. The external tether is connected to the top surface and the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Deepak Patel
  • Patent number: 11260820
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assembly that has a seat, which can move between an upright position and a reclined position. The assembly also includes a track that is coupled to a side of the seat and a rail operably coupled to the rail. The assembly further includes an airbag inflator module that is mounted on the rail, such that the airbag inflator module slides along the rail when the seat moves between the upright position and the reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Patel, Zhibing Deng, Joseph Edward Abramczyk
  • Patent number: 11254248
    Abstract: A seat assembly for a vehicle includes a seat frame. The seat assembly includes an armrest. A hinge pivotally connects the armrest to the seat frame. The armrest includes an upper extension extending upwardly from the hinge and a lower extension extending downwardly from the hinge. The seat assembly includes a deformable member between the seat frame and the lower extension of the armrest. The deformable member is deformable relative to the seat frame and the armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Russell Joseph Mihm, Chuck R. Reese, Jimmy Moua, Eric Axel Smitterberg, Nicholas Alphonse Billardello, Joseph E. Abramczyk, Sean Bayle West, Zhibing Deng, Deepak Patel