Patents Assigned to Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
  • Publication number: 20220194324
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pattern projecting lamp and a motor vehicle—in particular, a motor vehicle comprising a pattern projecting lamp. The pattern projecting lamp comprises an optical module configured to provide a projection light beam having a pattern, a support comprising a base and a rotary arm connected rotatably to the base, wherein the optical module is disposed in the rotary arm, and the rotary arm is provided with a light exit for the projection light beam to be emitted through. The pattern projecting lamp can project a light beam having a predetermined pattern at a suitable angle, as tailored to display additional information or provide auxiliary illumination on the vehicle body of the motor vehicle or at a peripheral region of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Gerald CAILLOT, Mehdi BELHAJ, Alexandre FILLOUX, Vincent IZABEL
  • Publication number: 20220194326
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (50) for supplying air to a suction side (12) of a pump (10) of a wiper system (100), said device (50) comprising a suction channel (60) for sucking in air, said suction channel (60) being able to be connected to the suction side (12) of the pump (10). Provision is made that the device (50) is realized as a component separate from the pump (10) and comprises a connection area (52) for connecting the device (50) with a supply container (14) for washer fluid (3) and having an additional connection area (54) for a suction nozzle (24) of the pump (10), and that a check valve (62) is disposed in the suction channel (60), said check valve (62) being designed to open and close as a function of a negative pressure (P) on a suction nozzle (24) of the pump (10), whereby when the said check valve (62) is opened air can enter the area of the suction nozzle (24) of the pump (10), and when the check valve (62) is closed no air is sucked in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Michael Buss, Felix Faehnle, Wolfgang Scholl
  • Publication number: 20220185240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for cleaning at least two sensors/transmitters for a motor vehicle, the system comprising at least one first device for projecting a cleaning fluid onto at least one first sensor/transmitter, at least one second device for projecting a cleaning fluid onto at least one second sensor/transmitter, at least one reservoir, at least one circuit for distribution of the cleaning fluid, connecting the reservoir to the first and second projection devices, at least one electronic pump, and at least one control unit, characterized in that the control unit is configured to receive information on a request for activation of the first and/or second projection device(s) in order to determine a theoretical value of at least one operating parameter of a pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventors: Frederic GIRAUD, Alexandre FILLOUX
  • Patent number: 11345318
    Abstract: Adapter (26, 26?) for connecting a windscreen wiper blade (12) to a driving arm (14), the adapter (26, 26?) having a ‘U’-section formed by a base and two flanks (42a, 42b) delimiting a housing (45) in which: at least one (42a) of the flanks is formed by at least two walls (42aa, 42bb) separated from one another by at least one cavity (63, 64), and at least one protuberance (60) is connected to at least one of the walls (42aa, 42ab, 42ba, 42bb) and extends at least in part inside said housing (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20220144218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for automated cleaning of an optical surface of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one cycle of cleaning (38) the optical surface which comprises a plurality of separate and successive steps of spraying fluid, said cycle of cleaning (38) comprising at least a first step of spraying (30) cleaning fluid onto the optical surface, a second step of spraying (32) cleaning fluid onto the optical surface, and a break step (34), of non-zero duration, between the first step of spraying (30) cleaning fluid and the second step (32) of spraying cleaning fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Frédéric Bretagnol, Adrien Peret, Baptiste Beziat
  • Patent number: 11312337
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cleaning device (5) for an optical sensor (9) module (3) of a motor vehicle comprising a housing (7), an optical sensor (9) housed in the housing (7), characterised in that the cleaning device (5) comprises a cylindrical flange (21) having first snap-fastening members (23) shaped to engage with second snap-fastening members (25) carried by the sensor (9) module (3), the first (23) and second (25) snap-fastening members being configured such that, in the mounted state, the axis of the cylindrical flange (21) merges with the optical axis (A) of the optical sensor (9), and at least one pipe (35; 37) having spray openings (350; 370) is attached to the inner wall (33) of the cylindrical flange (21), the spray openings (350; 370) being turned towards the optical sensor (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Julien Carrion, Christophe Chassaing, Grégory Kolanowski, Chantal Marquet
  • Patent number: 11305737
    Abstract: A cleaning device (100), intended to spray at least one fluid towards a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of a sensor of an optical detection system, said cleaning device comprising at least one conveying body (1) and a delivery ramp (2) for delivering one or more cleaning and/or drying fluids, and attachment means (101) for attaching a connecting portion (20) of the delivery ramp (2) to an end of the conveying body (1). The attachment means (101) comprise an elastic interlocking assembly (102) and a foolproofing assembly (103) formed respectively by elements carried by the conveying body (1) and complementary elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Maxime Baudouin, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Thibaud Passerieux, Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille
  • Publication number: 20220105901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pantographic-type wiper system for cleaning a vehicle window that includes a drive attachment, a first arm, a second arm and a head configured to hold a wiper blade, where the first arm extends between the drive attachment and the head, where the second arm extends between a holding device attached to the drive attachment and the head, also characterized in that the wiper system includes a connecting body that links the first arm to the drive attachment and where the wiper system includes a pivot link (P) between the connecting body and the drive attachment and includes a rotational link (D) between the connecting body and the first arm; the wiper system also including at least a rotational device that allows motion around a first axis (A) that corresponds to a main elongation axis of the second arm between the head and the second arm or between the holding device and the second arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Sebastian JABLECKI, Przemyslaw SZYMANEK, Tomasz OSTROGORSKI
  • Publication number: 20220097653
    Abstract: A replacement kit (100) for a wiper mounted at the end of a motor vehicle wiper arm (10), the kit comprising at least one wiper (102, 102c, 102p) equipped with an inbuilt fluid spraying device comprising at least one circulation canal (126) and a fluid inlet cannula (104), and at least one fluid distribution tube (106) configured to be coupled at one end to said wiper (102, 102c, 102p) and at its opposite end to a fluid supply circuit supplying fluid coming from a reservoir (11) of the vehicle, the replacement kit also comprising a coupling (108) configured to allow a fluidic connection between the supply circuit and the at least one fluid distribution tube (106), as well as at least one fixing means (110, 116) for holding the distribution tube in position along the wiper arm (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Guillaume Mouleyre, Olivier Jomard, Julien Carrion
  • Patent number: 11285921
    Abstract: A device for protecting an optical sensor of a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle includes a protective casing, a motor, and a pressure balancing system. The protective device has a movable part and a fixed part. The protective casing forms a cavity that accommodates an optical sensor that includes an optical surface. Additionally, the protective casing freely rotates about an axis and includes an optical element that faces the optical surface of the optical sensor. The motor rotates the protective casing at speeds allowing the optical element to be cleaned by a centrifugal effect. The pressure balancing system includes an air vent orifice allowing fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the protective device. The air vent orifice is produced in the fixed part of the protective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Frédéric Bretagnol
  • Publication number: 20220080928
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter intended to connect a wiper blade (7) to a drive arm (5) of a wiper system (800) for a vehicle, the adapter (IO0) comprising a head (I) and a body (2), the adapter (IO0) being formed by an upper wall (IO, 20) and two lateral flanks (I la, I lb, 2la, 2lb), the adapter (IO0) comprising a centring means (3) for centring in a vertical direction (Oz) perpendicular to the upper wall (IO, 20), characterised in that the centring means (3) is extended longitudinally by a guide member (9) configured to be engaged with the drive arm (5), the adapter (IO0) comprising a tab (4) configured to wedge the adapter (IO0) in the vertical direction (Oz). The invention is applicable to motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Publication number: 20220080929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning system for equipment of a motor vehicle comprising at least one wiper element; a mechanism for driving the wiper element, comprising an electric motor; a device for spraying a cleaning liquid comprising a hydraulic pump and at least one spray nozzle, in which the spraying device comprises a hydraulic valve to allow the supply of liquid to the at least one spray nozzle, said hydraulic valve comprising a movable plunger to allow or prevent the passage of the cleaning liquid, said movable plunger being movably connected to a movable element of the drive mechanism so that the position of said plunger is selected by a movement of said movable element of the drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventors: Jose-Luis HERRADA, Alexandre PASCHUTINE
  • Patent number: 11273798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cleaning a sensor (2) of an optical detection system for a motor vehicle, comprising a fluid distribution set (3) for distributing fluid onto said sensor under the control of operating instructions issued by a control module (6). According to the invention, the control module is configured to generate an information message (M1) about the need for the sensor to be cleaned and to receive a control instruction from a vehicle occupant authorizing the cleaning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Frédéric Giraud
  • Patent number: 11273795
    Abstract: A wiper arm for use with a wiper blade, which is mechanically and detachably connectable to the wiper arm and to a wiper arm adapter by joining in an assembly direction using a wiper blade adapter, includes an electrical connecting element, disposed on a wiper arm side of the wiper blade adapter, configured to reversibly establish a connection to a second electrical connecting element on a wiper blade side of the wiper blade adapter. The connection between the electrical connecting element and the second electrical connecting element is formed along the assembly direction. The electrical connecting element and the second electrical connecting element are mounted floating. The electrical connecting element and the second electrical connecting element are mounted deflectable in a spatial plane oriented crossways to the assembly direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systémes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Bruno Egner-Walter, Michael Schäuble
  • Publication number: 20220055045
    Abstract: A nozzle for spraying (20) a fluid, suitable for being arranged on a body of a cleaning device of an optical detection system mounted on a motor vehicle, comprises an internal distribution duct which extends between a proximal end, suitable for being fluidly connected to a fluid distribution channel arranged in the body, and a distal end (38) forming a fluid outlet orifice, the distribution duct being defined at least by a back wall and two opposite lateral walls (64), the nozzle further comprising a ramp (70) arranged on the path of the fluid at the outlet orifice. The lateral walls (64) are arranged at the distal end (38) of the distribution duct so as to be distanced from one another, the distribution duct flaring in the direction of the ramp (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Maxime Baudouin
  • Publication number: 20220048523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle assembly for protecting a sensor/transmitter of a driving assistance system comprising a protection device that partially surrounds the sensor/transmitter where the protection device includes a first subassembly (B) with a detection/transmission element positioned facing a sensor/transmitter's surface via which a signal passes, and a second subassembly (C) that includes a motor configured to rotatably drive the first subassembly (B) about a line of transmission/reception of the sensor/transmitter. According to the invention, the protection assembly includes at least one heating element controlled by a control unit that heats an accessory attached to the motor vehicle's body in the detection/transmission element's vicinity, the heating element being outside the protection device and in the vicinity of the first subassembly (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventors: Frederic BRETAGNOL, Marcel TREBOUET
  • Publication number: 20220049758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanical reduction gearing (1) comprising: —an input shaft (3), —a sun gear (5) coupled in rotation to the input shaft (3), —a planet carrier (7) rotatable with respect to the input shaft (3) and supporting an output shaft (74) coaxial with the input shaft (3), said planet carrier (7) comprising at least one planet shaft (s1, s2, s3) extending parallel to the input shaft (3), —at least one cam (13) arranged around the planet shaft (s1, s2, s3) and comprising a first axial portion (p1) concentric to the planet shaft (s1, s2, s3) and at least one second eccentric axial portion (p2, p3), said at least one planet shaft (s1, s2, s3) being mounted rotatably with respect to the planet carrier (7) and/or said at least one cam (13) being mounted rotatably with respect to the associated planet shaft, —at least one planet gear (15) coupled in rotation to the cam (13) at its first concentric axial portion (p1) and configured to engage with the sun gear (5), —a peripheral annulus (17)
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Christophe Lassalle
  • Publication number: 20220048474
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter for a wiper blade mounting, the adapter comprising a cover which can be releasably attached to a main bar of the mounting by a single rotational movement that allows form-closure engagement between the cover and the main bar. According to the invention, the cover comprises an angular indexing system for defining an axis of rotation of the cover, the angular indexing system cooperating with an opening in the main bar. The opening and the angular indexing system have an asymmetrical form in order to allow angular indexing of the cover relative to the main bar and, subsequently, mechanical coupling of the cover on the main bar. The invention is applicable to motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric POTON, Stephane HOUSSAT, Vincent GAUCHER
  • Patent number: 11247642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device (8) intended to join a wiper blade (4) to a driving arm (2) of a wiping system (1) for a vehicle, comprising at least one connector (9) and a cover (11) mounted in a rotatable manner on the connector (9), the connecting device (8) comprising at least one holding device (22) for holding the cover (11) on the connector (9) in at least one position, characterized in that the holding device (22) determines the position of the cover (11) on the connector (9), limiting the rotation of this cover (11) on the connector (9) in two directions of rotation (S1, S2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 11247643
    Abstract: Connecting device (2) for connecting a wiper arm (1) to a drive arm of a wiper system for a vehicle, comprising at least one connector (5) mounted pivotably relative to a drive arm and including means (20) forming a pivoting interface defining an axis of rotation (18), said connector (5) comprising a plurality of tabs (30) for mechanically connecting the connector to the wiper arm, characterized in that said pivoting interface is longitudinally offset relative to a transverse mid-plane (TMP) of the connecting device, and in that at least one tab is situated on either side of a transverse vertical interface plane (TP) comprising the axis of rotation (18) and parallel to the transverse mid-plane (TMP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre, Vincent Gaucher