Patents Examined by Gary K. Graham
  • Patent number: 12030462
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an assembly structure of a windshield wiper. Abase includes a seat and a slot. A seat includes an accommodating space, a plurality of limiting grooves, a fastening portion and an elastic pressing piece. The slot is disposed on a bottom side of the seat for inserting a wiper blade. The linking set includes a seat plate. The seat plate includes a plurality of guiding blocks, a latch and an elastic arm. The latch is obliquely inserted into the seat and rotate to make the seat plate place in the accommodating space. The linking set is pushed by an external force to make the elastic arm move toward the fastening portion. The elastic arm is engaged with the fastening portion and abuts against the elastic pressing piece. The guiding blocks slide into the limiting grooves correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: DANYANG UPC AUTO PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Che-Wei Chang, Cheng-Kai Yang, Chuan-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 12024134
    Abstract: A wiper lever (10) for cleaning a vehicle pane by means of a movement in a first and a second direction is proposed. Said wiper lever comprises a wiper blade (12), a wiper arm (14), an adapter (16) for securing the wiper blade (12) to the wiper arm (14) and a hydraulic system (18) which conducts a liquid from a vehicle to the wiper blade (12) via the wiper arm (14) in order to eject the liquid via nozzles (20) on the wiper blade (12). Said wiper lever comprises at least one nozzle (20) which is oriented in the first direction (1) and one nozzle (20) which is oriented in the second direction. According to the invention, a first valve (221) for the first direction is positioned closer to the nozzles (20) in the direction of flow (3) of the liquid than a second valve (222) for the second direction (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andrija Terentic, Harald Rapp
  • Patent number: 12012077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adapter (1) for a wiper system (6), comprising at least a side wall (10) and an upper wall (12) having at least one common edge between them, the side wall (10) and the upper wall (12) helping to define an inner volume of the adapter (1), the adapter (1) comprising a first inner wall (20) and a second inner wall (66) helping to delimit, at least partially, a receiving area (26) intended to receive the connector (8), the adapter (1) comprising at least one receiving housing (32) which is intended to receive the arm and which has a rectangular cross section defined by two major sides (33) and two minor sides (31), characterized in that a straight line (D) passing through one of the major sides (33) cuts the receiving area (26) intended to receive the connector (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTÈMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stephane Houssat, Eric Poton, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 12012076
    Abstract: A windshield-wiper system includes a precipitation-detector, a windshield-wiper actuator, an object-detector, and a controller. The precipitation-detector detects precipitation proximate to a host-vehicle. The windshield-wiper actuator clears the precipitation from a windshield of the host-vehicle. The object-detector detects a distance of an object to the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the precipitation-detector, the windshield-wiper actuator, and the object-detector. The controller determines when the precipitation is present based on the precipitation-detector, determines the distance from the object to the host-vehicle based on the object-detector, and adjusts a speed of the windshield-wiper actuator when the precipitation is detected and the object is less than a distance-threshold away from the host-vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Walter K. Kosiak
  • Patent number: 12005867
    Abstract: A system for a wiper arm comprises an attachment which may be, for example, a nozzle bar, wherein the attachment comprises a snap-in means and a channel, wherein the system further comprises a wiper rod, wherein the wiper rod comprises a snap-in means which is complementary to the snap-in means of the attachment. The system is configured such that the wiper rod can be inserted into the channel and then slid along the longitudinal axis of the channel in a direction (sliding direction) so far, until the snap-in means interlock, thereby preventing or limiting movement of the wiper rod within the channel and thus fixing the attachment to the wiper rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Karl Bode
  • Patent number: 11999321
    Abstract: A wiper blade for a vehicle includes a wiper arm having one end installed at a windshield glass side and configured to rotate, and the other end at which an installation bracket is provided, a blade mounted on the installation bracket of the wiper arm and configured to clean a windshield glass, and a nozzle installed on an assembling part extending outward from the installation bracket of the wiper arm, the nozzle being positioned between the assembling part and the blade and configured to spray a cleaning liquid in a longitudinal direction in which the blade extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION, DY AUTO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hun Jae Kim, Joon Woo Lee, Kun Woo Choung
  • Patent number: 11975695
    Abstract: An adapter (1) for securing a wiper on an arm of a wiper system, the adapter (1) extending in a longitudinal direction (L), the adapter (1) being configured to be fitted such as to rotate on a connector of the wiper around an axis of rotation transverse to the longitudinal direction (L), the adapter (1) comprising at least one lateral wall (10) and one upper wall (12), the lateral wall (10) and the upper wall (12) participating in defining an inner volume of the adapter (1), the adapter (1) comprising an inner wall (20) extending at least partly into the inner volume of the adapter (1), the adapter (1) comprises a locking device (22) which is designed to render the adapter integral longitudinally relative to the arm of the wiper system, the locking device being fitted such as to pivot on the upper wall around an axis of pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTÈMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Eric Poton, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 11975694
    Abstract: A wiper device (10a-10c) is proposed comprising at least one wind deflector unit (12a-12c) and comprising at least one channel unit (18a-18c) integrated into the at least one wind deflector unit (12a-12c), and comprising at least one wiper blade adapter (20a-20c) which includes at least one adapter attachment (24a-24c) and at least one adapter base body (22a-22c) and is configured to be coupled to at least one wiper arm (110a-110c). It is proposed that the wiper device (10a-10c) comprise a fluid supply unit (38a-38c) which is configured to supply wiper fluid to the channel unit (18a-18c) and comprises at least one coupling end piece (40a-40c) for latching connection to the at least one adapter attachment (24a-24c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 11975692
    Abstract: A wiper blade apparatus having at least one wiper lip for wiping a window in a first wiping direction at least substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the wiper lip and a second wiping direction at least substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the wiper lip, having at least one wiper bar unit and having at least one heating unit which is arranged partially at a wiping up side, facing the first wiping direction, of the wiper bar unit and which is arranged partially at a wiping down side, facing the second wiping direction, of the wiper bar unit. It is proposed that the at least one heating unit be constructed to achieve a different heating power at the wiping up side of the wiper bar unit from at the wiping down side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stijn Truyens, Balazs Czel, David Allard, Kristof Bams, Raf Greunlinx
  • Patent number: 11958445
    Abstract: A wiper blade (10), in particular for a motor vehicle, is disclosed. This comprises a wiper strip (12), a fluid channel (28), which has a channel diameter (DK), for conducting a cleaning liquid, and an end cap (18). According to the invention, the end cap (18) has a blocking plug (30) that has a blocking diameter (DB) which is smaller than the channel diameter (DK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Kris Smets
  • Patent number: 11958444
    Abstract: An aircraft windshield wiper system includes a wiper blade with a composite support member and a blade element that interfaces with the windshield of the aircraft to clear the windshield of rain and other debris. The composite support member includes a wash tube integral with the composite support member, such that the wash tube receives windshield washing fluid from a fluid reservoir and dispenses the fluid onto the windshield of the aircraft. A plurality of clips can be used to couple the composite support member to the blade element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Nouduri Phani Srinivas, Murugan Kuppuswamy
  • Patent number: 11945414
    Abstract: A vehicle windshield wiper blade comprising: a blade support portion; and a lip portion, wherein the lip portion has a tapered portion having a cross section that is taken along a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the wiper blade and that has a width that gradually decreases from a side closer to the blade support portion towards a direction farthest away from the blade support portion, the lip portion has a tip surface and first and second tapered surfaces constituting the tapered portion, and, in a specific observation region of the first and second tapered surfaces, the average value of the elastic modulus measured at a 0.1 ?m pitch is 15-470 MPa and the coefficient of variation of the elastic modulus is at most 17.6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiko Aoyama, Masanori Yokoyama, Syoji Inoue, Arihiro Yamamoto, Hidekazu Matsuda, Shota Segawa
  • Patent number: 11932208
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type having an elastic, elongated carrier element and an elongated wiper blade of a flexible material, adapted to be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped. The wiper blade includes at least one longitudinal slit, in which at least one longitudinal strip of the carrier element is disposed. The windscreen wiper device comprises an oscillating arm having a rod-like extension, a connecting device and a nozzle for spraying a washing liquid onto the windscreen to be wiped. The connecting device includes a channel adapted to receive a free end of the rod-like extension and a second channel adapted to receive the nozzle upon insertion of the free end of the rod-like extension inside the first channel of the connecting device. The nozzle is adapted to be mounted onto the rod-like extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TRICO BELGIUM SA
    Inventor: Arthur Taillard
  • Patent number: 11932207
    Abstract: A universal wiper base assembly structure includes a fastening base, a rear base, a combination base, and an outer cover. The fastening base includes a main body and a decorative cover. The main body has a coupling hole, an insertion slot, a protruding platform, a positioning protrusion, a first shaft hole, two limiting arc surfaces, and multiple engagement grooves. The decorative cover has a fastening slot. The rear base includes two contact blocks, a top abutting block, and two hooks. The combination base includes two side plates, a connection plate, an open groove and a second shaft hole. The outer cover includes a fastening block, an opening, and a third shaft hole. Accordingly, a variety of wiper driving arms may be positioned to the universal wiper base assembly structure, so as to improve the convenience in assembling and reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: DANYANG UPC AUTO PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Che-Wei Chang, Cheng-Kai Yang, Chuan-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 11904774
    Abstract: Wiper is utilized to clean side-view mirror of a vehicle. Existing wiper attached with the side-view mirror obstructs visibility of a driver while cleaning the side-view mirror in a rainy season or in a dusty environment, which leads to an accident. A vehicle mirror wiping unit is provided. The vehicle mirror wiping unit includes a mirror; a mirror shutter assembly; a mirror casing; a mirror mounting unit, consisting of: the mirror, a mirror spring, a spring retaining cap, and a mirror spring holder; a pin pass through a cut-out of the spring retaining cap, and a cut-out in the mirror spring holder; and a cleaning elastomer is triggered by the mirror shutter motor, and the mirror shutter moves from the first end of the mirror to the second end of the mirror. A frontal surface of the mirror shutter is a reflective surface functioning as a mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Venkatesh Prasad Bangalore Srinivas, Vivek Kumar
  • Patent number: 11897436
    Abstract: A wiper blade including an elongate wiper strip, an elastic backing element and a mounting base. The wiper strip including a lip, a wide portion, and narrower intermediate portion between the lip and the wide portion. The backing element having a top portion from which two legs descend, such that each leg includes a claw that extends towards the opposite leg and has ends that define a gap sized to receive the intermediate portion of the wiper strip. The top portion, legs and claws of defining a wiper strip cavity where the wide portion of the wiper strip is disposed. The mounting base disposed on a section of the backing element and capable of connecting the wiper blade to a wiper arm and receiving force from same, such that the mounting base applies the force from the wiper arm to the backing element, which distributes same along the wiper strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Vambi Raymundo Tolentino
  • Patent number: 11891024
    Abstract: A wiper arm and assembly are disclosed. The wiper arm has a wiper arm holder, connected at one end to an output portion of a driving mechanism for the wiper arm that drives the wiper arm to swing back and forth in an outward-swinging direction, an extension arm pivotally connected to the other end of the wiper arm holder, a wiper arm end member located on the side of the wiper arm opposite to the wiper arm holder and configured to hold a wiper blade, and a washer assembly having at least a first nozzle, and a first conduit in fluid communication with the first nozzle. The first nozzle includes a nozzle unit, a first connector for the first conduit, and a bridge channel located between them, above the blade. The bridge channel is partially aligned with a segment of the wiper arm end member that is located above the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Haoyi Hong, Jinlong Pu, Xu Cheng
  • Patent number: 11878661
    Abstract: A wiper operation system for a construction machine, enabling a plurality of wiper operating modes set for the operation of the wiper device to be easily checked and being capable of preventing erroneous selection of the wiper operating mode, includes a display, an operation reception unit that receives a mode selection operation for selecting one wiper motion mode from among a plurality of wiper motion modes, and a wiper control section that makes the wiper device perform a motion in the selected wiper motion mode. The display includes a wiper motion display unit performing a display of a plurality of icons corresponding to a plurality of wiper action modes respectively, and an identification display enabling the icon of the selected wiper action mode to be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiro Ueta, Yuta Suzuki, Jun Tsuruda
  • Patent number: 11878662
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type comprising an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade of a flexible material, which can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped, which wiper blade includes at least one longitudinal slit, in which slit at least one longitudinal strip of the carrier element is disposed, which windscreen wiper device comprises a connecting device for a rod-like extension of an oscillating arm, wherein said rod-like extension can be pivotally connected to said connecting device about a pivot axis near a free end thereof, wherein said connecting device comprises a first part and a second part, wherein said rod-like extension of said oscillating arm can be pivotally connected to said first part about said pivot axis, with the interposition of said second part, wherein said first part is connected to said wiper blade and said second part is pivotally connected onto said first part, wherein said second part comprises a channel arranged to re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Arthur Taillard, Stephan Haefner, Sven Auch, Frank Ackermann, Karl Bode, Axel Feger
  • Patent number: 11866011
    Abstract: A blade attachment tool includes a first support member supported by a pressing support portion supporting a blade formed of an elastic member configured to wipe/scrape liquid/solids spreading on an abutment surface by being pressed against the abutment surface and being long in one direction such that the blade is pressed against the abutment surface with a predetermined pressing force, a second support member supported to swing about a swing shaft extending in a longitudinal direction of the blade with respect to the first support member and configured such that a base end side of the blade is attached thereto, and an energizing member configured to apply a reaction force to a friction force that causes the second support member to swing about the swing shaft with respect to the first support member when the blade is pressed against the abutment surface to slide relatively to the abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Hironori Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Miyata, Toshikazu Taura, Hirokazu Matsukawa, Tomoki Hachida, Ken Nakano