Patents Examined by Gary K. Graham
  • Patent number: 11230268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiper blade assembling adapter, a wiper blade assembly, and a wiper apparatus. There is provided a wiper blade assembling adapter for coupling a wiper blade to a wiper arm, which has an arm part configured to rotate about a proximal end and a cover part coupled to a distal end of the arm part, wherein a coupling element protrudes inward from a lower side of a rear end at a side surface of the cover part, the wiper blade assembling adapter including a main body part coupled to the wiper blade and a locking part rotatably provided in the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CAP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Myoung Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11230265
    Abstract: A window wiping assembly for removing moisture and debris from a side window of a vehicle includes a positioning element that is mountable to an exterior surface of a vehicle door having a window opening positioned therein. The positioning element extends substantially between opposed endpoints of a lower edge of the window opening. A wiper blade is engaged to and extends from an inner face of the positioning element so that an outer edge of the wiper blade contacts an exterior face of a window that is positioned in the window opening. The wiper blade extends substantially between opposed ends of the positioning element. The wiper blade removes moisture and debris from the exterior face of the window as the window is raised and lowered within the window opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Starks
  • Patent number: 11225223
    Abstract: A wiper device is disclosed. The wiper device of the present invention is coupled to a wiper arm and removes a foreign substance attached to a windshield. The wiper device includes a contact member configured to wipe off the foreign substance, a lever structure configured to press the contact member to be tightly in contact with the windshield and having a plurality of levers connected in a multi-level structure, and an adapter configured to be coupled to the lever structure and connected to the wiper arm, wherein the lever structure comprises a connection member configured to hinge-connect at least at least one pair of the plurality of levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CAP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Myoung-Yeon Kim, Jae-Yong Jeong
  • Patent number: 11214238
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wiper blade, by balancing the opposite characteristics between the ease of operation and the cleaning force, the overall shape of the wiper blade is inclined laterally with elasticity in accordance with the moving direction of the blade mounting means for ease of operation, and the contact portion of the wiper blade for performing the cleaning is capable of maintaining an angle close to a right angle with respect to the cleaning surface, so that the wiper blade is also excellent in cleaning force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBLADE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyungwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11208076
    Abstract: A multiple windshield wiper assembly is disclosed. The multiple windshield wiper assembly may comprise a first wiper assembly having a squeegee blade; a second wiper assembly having a scraper blade, the second wiper assembly being coupled to the first wiper assembly by a windshield wiper assembly connector; wherein the scraper blade comprises an attachment surface for engaging a wiper assembly, a scraper surface for engaging a windshield, a channel for conducting wiper fluid, a plurality of apertures for disbursement of the wiper fluid onto a windshield, and a water connection fitting for connection of the scraper blade to a vehicle water supply hose. A number of embodiments of a windshield wiper assembly connector for use in connecting one or more windshield wiper assemblies to pin-type and hookslot-type wiper arms are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: C&Z 3-In-1 Wiper System LLC
    Inventors: Cara Petrowski, Zoltan Ezer
  • Patent number: 11208075
    Abstract: A sensor enclosure comprising a domed cover and a base. The base can be encased by the domed cover. The base comprises an inner frame, an outer frame, one or more wipers, and a powertrain. The inner frame can provide surfaces for one or more sensors. The outer frame, disposed underneath the inner frame, the outer frame includes a slewing ring. The slewing ring comprises an inner ring to which the domed cover is attached and an outer ring attached to the outer frame. The one or more wipers extends vertically from the outer frame, each wiper having a first end attached to the outer frame and a second end attached to a support ring, and each wiper making a contact with the dome cover. The powertrain, disposed within the outer frame, configured to rotate the ring and the dome cover attached to the inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongnan Hu, Zuoteng Chen, Nengxiu Deng, Cheng Jin, Kai Chen, Yubo Zhang, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng
  • Patent number: 11208077
    Abstract: Disclosed is a one-touch slide assembly type wiper blade in which a rail spring is coupled to an upper part of a rubber blade, a base cover is formed, in the longitudinal direction thereof, at the center of the rubber blade including the rail spring, and right and left spoilers are respectively assembled at both right and left parts of the base cover, wherein one or more bracket-shaped grip parts are formed on the bottom surface of the base cover respectively at the front side and the rear side thereof, and then the base cover is slidingly assembled in a state in which bidirectional movement can be freely performed using grip parts, and the right and left positions of the base cover, which is slidingly assembled, are fixed by the right and left spoilers, which are respectively coupled to the both side parts of the base cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GOS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Su Yeun Goh
  • Patent number: 11203327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device intended to connect a wiper to a motor arm of the wiper, comprising at least one connector (7) configured to be securely attached to the wiper and an adapter (6) intended to be received in a terminal part of the motor arm, the adapter (6) comprising an attachment device (13) which can move in rotation and is intended to immobilise the adapter (6) in relation to the terminal part at least longitudinally, characterized in that the connecting device comprises a first device (41) limiting the mobility of the attachment device (13) in a first direction of rotation (43) and a second device (42) limiting the mobility of the attachment device (13) in a second direction of rotation (44) opposite the first direction of rotation (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 11173878
    Abstract: A windshield wiper assembly for a dual sweep angle and indexable wiper system is provided. The system includes a wiper motor and a wiper arm for sweeping a surface of a windshield coupled to a first eccentric, the first eccentric comprising a primary eccentric and an indexable eccentric plate, wherein the indexable eccentric plate determines an eccentric offset of the wiper arm coupled to the first eccentric. The system further includes an output wiper shaft coupled to the wiper arm, a second eccentric coupled to a cam shaft, and a link coupled to the first eccentric and the second eccentric, the link having a first effective link arm length between the first eccentric and the second eccentric for driving the first eccentric to operate the wiper arm when operated in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Amar Patel, Ramanathan Malaichamy
  • Patent number: 11167728
    Abstract: The invention proposes an arm assembly comprising an arm adapter (20) comprising a distal section (20D) for supporting a wiper blade, a proximal section (20P) for housing a terminal section of a fluid delivery tube (26) and a terminal portion (21) for connecting the arm adapter (20) to a wiper arm rod (23), wherein the arm adapter (20) is provided with at least one retention device for fixedly retaining the terminal section of the fluid delivery tube with respect to said arm adapter, for example in the form of a retaining clip (32) attached to the proximal section (20P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Jarasson, Gérald Caillot, Vincent Izabel, Andrzej Rogala
  • Patent number: 11167729
    Abstract: A wiper blade and a wiper. The wiper blade comprises a wiping strip and a connection structure, the connection structure comprising: an adapter fixed to the wiping strip, the adapter comprising a first side part and a second side part which are opposite each other, with a first surface and a second surface being disposed on the first side part and the second side part respectively; a connector, the interior of the connector having an opening, a foolproofing part facing the second surface, and a hole in communication with the opening; when the connector is fitted to the adapter in an opposite direction, the first surface obstructs the foolproofing part and the shaft cannot be hinged into the hole via the opening. The foolproofing part can prevent a wiper arm from being fitted to the wiper blade incorrectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Taixiang Vehicle Replace Parts (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles Zhang, Xianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11167727
    Abstract: A windshield wiper system (WWS) is provided and includes a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor with a motor output shaft gear, a gear train and an internally cut sector gear. The gear train includes a first gear, which has a first diameter and engages with the motor output shaft gear, and a second gear, which has a second diameter that is shorter than the first diameter and rotates with the first gear. The internally cut sector gear is coupled with an output shaft and formed to define an internal geared groove that engages with the second gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Nouduri Phani Srinivas, Srivatsa Santyar
  • Patent number: 11155241
    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: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Vambi Raymundo Tolentino
  • Patent number: 11148643
    Abstract: A windshield wiper assembly for an automobile, comprising a wiper arm, a wiper blade, a plurality of double claw fixtures pivotally mounted onto the wiper arm and adapted to support the wiper blade on the wiper arm, and an actuator adapted to selectively induce rotation of the wiper blade along a longitudinal axis of the wiper blade relative to the wiper arm, each of the double claw fixtures adapted to rotatably support the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Jozwiak, Thomas W. Cox, Marek L. Wilmanowicz
  • Patent number: 11124156
    Abstract: An adapter (26) for a wiper (10) is disclosed. The wiper includes a body (25) of elongate shape which is shaped to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of inverted U-shaped cross section belonging to a wiper arm. The body (25) of the adapter (26) has a locking tab (100, 102) which extends projecting above the upper face of the body (25), which is configured to be received through a hole (39b) in the yoke (28), which bears a rear contact surface (110) for contact with an edge (39b) of the hole (38b) in the yoke (28), and which is connected to the body (25) by an elastically deformable vertical connecting part (114a, 114b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Vincent Gaucher
  • Patent number: 11117552
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a wiper (10) comprising a body (25) of elongate shape which is shaped to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of inverted U-shaped cross section belonging to a wiper arm, characterized in that the body (1025) of the adapter (1026) comprises at least one elastic tab (1132a, 1132b) which is deformable in the transverse direction so as to retract as the adapter (1026) is being assembled and/or dismantled with respect to the yoke (28), the elastic tab (1132a, 1132b) being borne by a lateral wall (1026a, 1026b) of the body (1025) of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Vincent Gaucher
  • Patent number: 11110898
    Abstract: A wiper blade assembly for a windshield wiper. In one embodiment, the wiper blade assembly includes a connector mounted on a blade support element. The connector has a receiving portion shaped to receive a first part of the end portion of a wiper arm and further has a securing portion shaped to secure a second part of the end portion of the wiper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Valeo North America, Inc., Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Fink, Wolfgang Scholl, Gerhard Schremmer
  • Patent number: 11110897
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly (200) for connecting a windscreen wiper drive arm to a vehicle drive shaft, the connection assembly (200) comprising at least one fixing device (220) configured to rotatably connect the drive arm to the drive shaft and at least one cover (210) mounted pivotably on the fixing device (220) by means of a pivoting connection (600), the cover (210) being configured to adopt a closed position in which it prohibits access to a fixing zone (300) between the fixing device (220) and the drive shaft or an open position in which it permits access to the fixing zone (300) between the fixing device (220) and the drive shaft, this pivoting connection (600) comprising at least one bore and at least one trunnion received in the bore, characterized in that the connection assembly (200) comprises at least one device for locking the open position of the cover (210), this locking device being arranged on the inner perimeter of the bore and on the outer perimeter of the trunnion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Richard Charbonnier, Benjamin Chabannes
  • Patent number: 11104304
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper arm device (100) for cleaning a vehicle window (1), with a wiper arm head (10) that can be at least indirectly connected by means of a wiper arm rod (22) with a wiper blade (5) at a first end region with a drive shaft (12) and a second end region lying opposite the first end region, wherein the wiper arm rod (22) is pivotably mounted on the side facing the wiper arm head (10) in a first pivoting axis (20). It is provided according to the invention that a spacer device (40) is arranged on the wiper arm rod (22), and designed to hold the wiper arm rod (22) a constant distance (a) away from the vehicle window (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Wischersysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Purz, Wolfgang Scholl
  • Patent number: 11097693
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a windscreen wiper, having a body (25) which is delimited by two external lateral faces (29a, 29b) and which is configured to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of a wiper arm having a pair of front locking pegs (44a) and an abutment surface (39) which cooperate with associated parts of the adapter, each of the lateral faces of the adapter (26) having a front locking notch (59) which receives a front locking peg (44b), and wherein the adapter (26) is provided with a resilient branch (62) bearing an unlocking button (64) which cooperates with the abutment surface (39), characterized in that the resilient branch (62) extends longitudinally beyond a transverse end face (27b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse