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: 9550467
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a vehicle door closeout panel. The closeout panel comprises a pelvis bolster having a plurality of load points. Each load point is determined based on a respective one of a plurality of vehicle seat track positions and is configured to receive a respective load determined according to the seat track position by which the load point was determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Herbert Yang, Brian Pietila, Banyuga Pefok
  • Publication number: 20160339862
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a vehicle door closeout panel. The closeout panel comprises a pelvis bolster having a plurality of load points. Each load point is determined based on a respective one of a plurality of vehicle seat track positions and is configured to receive a respective load determined according to the seat track position by which the load point was determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Herbert Yang, Brian Pietila, Banyuga Pefok
  • Publication number: 20160288762
    Abstract: A side curtain airbag that has a rear chamber, a front chamber and a secondary chamber affixed to said front chamber. The side curtain air bag has tear stitching and permanent stitching connecting the secondary chamber to an inboard panel of the air curtain such that, in a deployed state, the secondary chamber occupies a gap between a driver airbag and the curtain airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Luis Enrique Castillo jaime, Srinivas Reddy Malapati, Nial James Wykes
  • Patent number: 9150084
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rocker panel and a pillar reinforcement extending in a direction transverse to the rocker panel. The vehicle further includes a door having a bracket disposed over an intersection of the rocker panel and the pillar reinforcement when the door is in a closed position. The bracket is configured to reduce intrusion propagation of the door toward a passenger compartment and redirect an impact load laterally along the rocker panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Zhibing Deng, Tahmidur Rahman, Moises Blancas Galicia
  • Patent number: 9139153
    Abstract: A vehicle side impact airbag has an inflator, a main inflatable chamber disposed for contact with the side arm of the vehicle occupant when inflated, and a separate laterally extending thoracic chamber in metered fluid communication with the main inflatable chamber of the side airbag extending laterally into the passenger compartment. The laterally extending thoracic chamber of the airbag is disposed for contact with the lower thoracic region of the vehicle occupant below the occupant side arm when inflated, whereby the side airbag simultaneously engages the occupant lower thoracic region and side arm when inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Michael Dong, Harish Honnavalli Dutt
  • Patent number: 9067555
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes at least one sensor configured to detect an impact and a restraint device configured to deploy in response to the impact. A processing device is configured to deploy the restraint device in accordance with a first timing if the impact includes a front impact and a second timing if the impact includes a side impact. The second timing includes the first timing delayed by a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Senthilkumar Mahadevan, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, David James Bauch, Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam
  • Publication number: 20150151616
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rocker panel and a pillar reinforcement extending in a direction transverse to the rocker panel. The vehicle further includes a door having a bracket disposed over an intersection of the rocker panel and the pillar reinforcement when the door is in a closed position. The bracket is configured to reduce intrusion propagation of the door toward a passenger compartment and redirect an impact load laterally along the rocker panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Makowski, Zhibing Deng, Tahmidur Rahman, Moises Blancas Galicia
  • Publication number: 20150061267
    Abstract: A vehicle side impact airbag has an inflator, a main inflatable chamber disposed for contact with the side arm of the vehicle occupant when inflated, and a separate laterally extending thoracic chamber in metered fluid communication with the main inflatable chamber of the side airbag extending laterally into the passenger compartment. The laterally extending thoracic chamber of the airbag is disposed for contact with the lower thoracic region of the vehicle occupant below the occupant side arm when inflated, whereby the side airbag simultaneously engages the occupant lower thoracic region and side arm when inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Michael Dong, Harish Honnavalli Dutt
  • Publication number: 20150054265
    Abstract: A vehicle side air curtain has an inflator, a main inflatable chamber, and an integral separate, self-contained controlled pressure chamber in limited fluid communication with the main inflatable chamber of the side air curtain and disposed for impact by the head and upper thoracic region of a vehicle occupant. The main inflatable chamber is inflated to an initial pressure within an initial impact time period immediately following actuation of the inflator and a second lower stabilized pressure thereafter to extend the duration of the pressurization of the main inflatable chamber of the side air curtain beyond the initial impact time period. The controlled pressure chamber of the side air curtain is inflated to an initial pressure substantially lower than the first pressure of the main inflatable chamber and favorable to side impact occupant protection immediately following actuation of the inflator pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Tahmidur Rahman, Pardeep Kumar Jindal
  • Publication number: 20140265429
    Abstract: Side structure for a motor vehicle includes an upper leg pusher located immediately outboard of a panel adjacent to a seat and inboard of a structural member such as a side impact beam. The upper leg pusher has a lower-stiffness portion adjacent to the rear section of the panel and aligned with an upper thigh position of the seat, and a higher-stiffness portion adjacent to the forward section of the panel, which is offset outboard relative to the rear section. When the structural component is urged inboard during a side impact event, the higher-stiffness portion of the pusher begins to urge the forward panel section inboard before the lower stiffness portion begins to urge the rear panel section inboard. The rear panel section may be located below an arm rest of a door, and the forward panel section may be forms a recessed surface above a storage pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Shahram Haghi, Tahmidur Rahman, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Paul Schryer
  • Patent number: 8827350
    Abstract: Side structure for a motor vehicle includes an upper leg pusher located immediately outboard of a panel adjacent to a seat and inboard of a structural member such as a side impact beam. The upper leg pusher has a lower-stiffness portion adjacent to the rear section of the panel and aligned with an upper thigh position of the seat, and a higher-stiffness portion adjacent to the forward section of the panel, which is offset outboard relative to the rear section. When the structural component is urged inboard during a side impact event, the higher-stiffness portion of the pusher begins to urge the forward panel section inboard before the lower stiffness portion begins to urge the rear panel section inboard. The rear panel section may be located below an arm rest of a door, and the forward panel section may be forms a recessed surface above a storage pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Shahram Haghi, Tahmidur Rahman, Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Paul Schryer
  • Patent number: 8733820
    Abstract: A trim panel retention assembly for a vehicle includes a retention bracket mounted to an inner door panel and a trim panel bracket mounted to a door trim panel. The trim panel bracket is proximate and spaced from the retention bracket such that the retention bracket deters the trim panel bracket and door trim panel from detaching from the inner door panel during a side impact collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Kenneth S. Laird, Paul Schryer, Zhibing Deng, Yun Shin Lee
  • Publication number: 20130205546
    Abstract: A trim panel retention assembly for a vehicle includes a retention bracket mounted to an inner door panel and a trim panel bracket mounted to a door trim panel. The trim panel bracket is proximate and spaced from the retention bracket such that the retention bracket deters the trim panel bracket and door trim panel from detaching from the inner door panel during a side impact collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Satyanarayana Raju Vemulapati, Kenneth S. Laird, Paul Schryer, Zhibing Deng, Yun Shin Lee
  • Patent number: 8272679
    Abstract: A strategically located door spacer block for transferring door beam bend/kink away from the occupant seating position is provided. The door spacer block is positioned between the door inner panel and the door outer panel and is aligned with the door beam. The door spacer block of the disclosed invention is placed between door inner panel and the door outer panel with the intention of minimizing the effect that the bend/kink in the door beam has on the occupant loading. The door spacer block engages the door beam and transfers the effective position of the kink of the door structure in a side impact away from the occupant seating position, thus freeing up crushable space in the occupant loading zone. The door spacer block of the disclosed invention eliminates or delays the loading of the beam surface to the pelvis bolster material, thus enabling additional free-crush space and allowing for a lower force transfer to the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Djamal Eddine Midoun, Richard Lee Matson, Matthew Ammons
  • Patent number: 8167360
    Abstract: A vehicle cross member assembly is provided which includes first and second cross members each having first and second ends, and first and second connectors connects to the first ends of the cross member to vehicle structures. The assembly includes a bracket connected to a tunnel structure on a vehicle. The bracket includes first and second brackets for connecting the second ends of the first and second cross members. At least one of the first and second cross members is configured to move laterally inward and downward into the tunnel during a sufficient lateral impact of the vehicle. Additionally, one or more seats may be mounted to the cross members such that the seats move inward and rotate away from the point of impingement during a side impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Se Kyoon Shin, Shekar Prabhakar Erasala, Bhimaraddi Venkaraddi Alavandi, John Joseph Nizienski
  • Patent number: 8152218
    Abstract: A door trim substrate having a construction which includes, in combination, an energy-absorbing pre-crush protective portion and a pelvic bolster portion is provided for use in a vehicle. The pre-crush protective portion is configured so as to protect the pelvic bolster portion from pre-crush in a vehicle side-impact event. The pre-crush portion is defined by a rib cassette structure which is preferably integrally molded into the door trim substrate below the pelvic bolster portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Brewster Hall, Zhibing Deng, Rabin Bhojan, John Pinkerton
  • Publication number: 20120019026
    Abstract: A vehicle cross member assembly is provided which includes first and second cross members each having first and second ends, and first and second connectors connects to the first ends of the cross member to vehicle structures. The assembly includes a bracket connected to a tunnel structure on a vehicle. The bracket includes first and second brackets for connecting the second ends of the first and second cross members. At least one of the first and second cross members is configured to move laterally inward and downward into the tunnel during a sufficient lateral impact of the vehicle. Additionally, one or more seats may be mounted to the cross members such that the seats move inward and rotate away from the point of impingement during a side impact event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Se Kyoon Shin, Shekar Prabhakar Erasala, Bhimaraddi Venkaraddi Alavandi, John Joseph Nizienski
  • Patent number: 8029041
    Abstract: An integrated door substrate and pelvic bolster is provided for use in a vehicle. The integrated component is formed from a polymerizable material by injection molding. The pelvic bolster is formed from thin lateral walls that buckle and tear under compressive loading. The pelvic bolster is designed to bend but not fracture under load, thus maintaining a continuous loading curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Brewster Hall, John Pinkerton, Ammad Bhatti, Srinivas Sanikommu, Zhibing Deng, Leiping Huang
  • Publication number: 20110204679
    Abstract: A strategically located door spacer block for transferring door beam bend/king away from the occupant seating position is provided. The door spacer block is positioned between the door inner panel and the door outer panel and is aligned with the door beam. The door spacer block of the disclosed invention is placed between door inner panel and the door outer panel with the intention of minimizing effect that the bend/kink in the door beam has on the occupant loading. The door spacer block engages the door beam and transfers the effective position of the kink of the door structure in a side impact away from the occupant seating position, thus freeing up crushable space in the occupant loading zone. The door spacer block of the disclosed invention eliminates or delays the loading of the beam surface to the pelvis bolster material, thus enabling additional free-crush space and allowing for a lower force transfer to the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Joseph Edward Abramczyk, Djamal Eddine Midoun, Richard Lee Matson, Matthew Ammons
  • Patent number: 7992920
    Abstract: An energy absorbing vehicle door having a door block strategically located within the door is disclosed. The door block has an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion is wider than the lower portion and is attached to the inner panel of the door. A door beam is provided between the inner panel of the door and the outer panel. A portion of the door beam is positioned between the inner panel and the lower portion of the door block. The door beam may be attached to the lower portion of the door block. The attachment surface of the lower portion of the door block may have a geometry that is the same as or is substantially the same as the geometry of the door beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zhibing Deng, Djamal Eddine Midoun, Shekar Prabhakar Erasala, Chunhui Kevin Lee, Liqi Dong, Tracy Christopher Bakos