Patents by Inventor Dan Ehde

Dan Ehde 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).

  • Publication number: 20200156595
    Abstract: An adapter that connects with a coupler for a wiper element is configured to connect with a plurality of different wiper arms each having a different wiper arm style. The adapter can be a one-piece body or a multi-piece body having a cavity and openings for receiving distal ends or distal end features of each of the plurality of different wiper arms. The adapter can also include different tabs for engaging with openings, notches or other components on distal ends of each of the plurality of different wiper arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Lindsey TUFTS, JR., David BOLL, Nicholas E. STANCA, Robert SOREO, R. Kenneth THORSTENSON, IV, James CROSTON, Dan EHDE
  • Publication number: 20200139937
    Abstract: An adapter that connects with a coupler for a wiper element is configured to connect with a plurality of different wiper arms each having a different wiper arm style. The adapter can be a one-piece body or a multi-piece body having a cavity and openings for receiving distal ends or distal end features of each of the plurality of different wiper arms. The adapter can also include different tabs for engaging with openings, notches or other components on distal ends of each of the plurality of different wiper arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Lindsey TUFTS, JR., David BOLL, Nicholas E. STANCA, Robert SOREO, R. Kenneth THORSTENSON, IV, James CROSTON, Dan EHDE
  • Patent number: 10071712
    Abstract: An adapter for attaching a wiper assembly to a wiper arm having an attachment member including an end with a bent tab extending outwardly therefrom, and walls having fins. The adapter includes a body having first and second ends. A retention member is disposed at the first end for abutting the fin. A canard extends from the retention member toward the second end and is adapted to be disposed adjacent to one of the walls. A stop is disposed closer to the second end than the first. A guard is spaced longitudinally from the stop and has a cam surface and an engagement surface. A bridge connects the guard to the body and is adapted to flex when the guard pivots from the stop in response to force translated to the cam surface from the bent tab until the engagement surface abuts at least a portion of the bent tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 10046739
    Abstract: An adapter for attaching a wiper assembly to a wiper arm having an attachment member including an end with a bent tab extending outwardly therefrom, and walls having fins. The adapter includes a body having first and second ends. A retention member is disposed at the first end for abutting the fin. A brace is connected to the retention member for substantially preventing lateral movement with respect to the body. A stop is disposed closer to the second end than the first. A guard is spaced longitudinally from the stop and has a cam surface and an engagement surface. A bridge connects the guard to the body and is adapted to flex when the guard pivots from the stop in response to force translated to the cam surface from the bent tab until the engagement surface abuts at least a portion of the bent tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 9434354
    Abstract: A beam blade windshield wiper assembly having a universal coupler assembly including a carrier, a saddle that is removably received and retained by the carrier, and a coupler that is operatively mounted to the saddle. The carrier, saddle, and coupler cooperate to accommodate various sizes of “pinch-type” attachment members, “push-button-type” attachment members, as well as “side-pin-type” and “pin-and-bent-tab-type” attachment members that are used to connect the wiper arm and the windshield wiper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Publication number: 20160207502
    Abstract: An adapter for attaching a wiper assembly to a wiper arm having an attachment member including an end with a bent tab extending outwardly therefrom, and walls having fins. The adapter includes a body having first and second ends. A retention member is disposed at the first end for abutting the fin. A brace is connected to the retention member for substantially preventing lateral movement with respect to the body. A stop is disposed closer to the second end than the first. A guard is spaced longitudinally from the stop and has a cam surface and an engagement surface. A bridge connects the guard to the body and is adapted to flex when the guard pivots from the stop in response to force translated to the cam surface from the bent tab until the engagement surface abuts at least a portion of the bent tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Publication number: 20160207501
    Abstract: An adapter for attaching a wiper assembly to a wiper arm having an attachment member including an end with a bent tab extending outwardly therefrom, and walls having fins. The adapter includes a body having first and second ends. A retention member is disposed at the first end for abutting the fin. A canard extends from the retention member toward the second end and is adapted to be disposed adjacent to one of the walls. A stop is disposed closer to the second end than the first. A guard is spaced longitudinally from the stop and has a cam surface and an engagement surface. A bridge connects the guard to the body and is adapted to flex when the guard pivots from the stop in response to force translated to the cam surface from the bent tab until the engagement surface abuts at least a portion of the bent tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 9003596
    Abstract: The present invention overcomes the limitations and disadvantages in the related art in a beam blade windshield wiper assembly having a universal coupler assembly. The universal coupler assembly includes a carrier that is operatively mounted to the windshield wiper assembly, a saddle that is removably received and retained by the carrier, and a coupler that is operatively mounted to the saddle. The carrier, saddle, and coupler cooperate to accommodate various sizes of “hook-type” attachment members, “bayonet-type” attachment members, as well as “pin-type” attachment members that are used to connect the wiper arm and the windshield wiper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 8938847
    Abstract: A beam blade windshield wiper assembly having a universal coupler assembly including a carrier, a saddle that is removably received and retained by the carrier, and a coupler that is operatively mounted to the saddle. The carrier, saddle, and coupler cooperate to accommodate various sizes of “pinch-type” attachment members, “push-button-type” attachment members, as well as “side-pin-type” and “pin-and-bent-tab-type” attachment members that are used to connect the wiper arm and the windshield wiper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Publication number: 20140082876
    Abstract: A beam blade windshield wiper assembly having a universal coupler assembly including a carrier, a saddle that is removably received and retained by the carrier, and a coupler that is operatively mounted to the saddle. The carrier, saddle, and coupler cooperate to accommodate various sizes of “pinch-type” attachment members, “push-button-type” attachment members, as well as “side-pin-type” and “pin-and-bent-tab-type” attachment members that are used to connect the wiper arm and the windshield wiper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 8555456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiper blade system that includes a wiper blade assembly having a wiping element, at least one elongated beam and a carrier that is operatively engaged to the elongated beam. The wiper blade assembly further includes an airfoil and a coupler that is removably engaged to the carrier and adapted to releasably attach the wiper blade assembly to a wiper arm attachment member. The coupler is universal in that it is used for connecting the wiper blade assembly to various styles of wiper arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventor: Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 8490239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiper blade system that includes a wiper blade assembly having a wiping element, at least one elongated beam and a carrier that is operatively engaged to the elongated beam. The wiper blade assembly further includes an airfoil and a coupler that is removably engaged to the carrier and adapted to releasably attach the wiper blade assembly to a wiper arm attachment member. The coupler is universal in that it is used for connecting the wiper blade assembly to various styles of wiper arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: TRICO Products Corporation
    Inventor: Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 8397341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiper blade system that includes a wiper blade assembly having a wiping element, at least one elongated beam and a carrier that is operatively engaged to the elongated beam. The wiper blade assembly further includes an airfoil and a coupler that is removably engaged to the carrier and adapted to releasably attach the wiper blade assembly to a wiper arm attachment member. The coupler is universal in that it is used for connecting the wiper blade assembly to various styles of wiper arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventor: Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: 8261403
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a wiper blade system that includes a wiper blade assembly having a wiping element, at least one elongated beam and a carrier that is operatively engaged to the elongated beam. The wiper blade assembly further includes an airfoil and a coupler assembly having a coupler and an adapter that is removably attached to the coupler. The coupler is removably secured the carrier and includes a corridor having a cross member extending therethrough that operatively receives the adapter. Together, the coupler and adapter facilitate mounting the wiper blade assembly to wiper arms having different wiper arm attachment members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventor: Dan Ehde
  • Publication number: 20120060315
    Abstract: The present invention overcomes the limitations and disadvantages in the related art in a beam blade windshield wiper assembly having a universal coupler assembly. The universal coupler assembly includes a carrier that is operatively mounted to the windshield wiper assembly, a saddle that is removably received and retained by the carrier, and a coupler that is operatively mounted to the saddle. The carrier, saddle, and coupler cooperate to accommodate various sizes of “hook-type” attachment members, “bayonet-type” attachment members, as well as “pin-type” attachment members that are used to connect the wiper arm and the windshield wiper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Publication number: 20120060316
    Abstract: A beam blade windshield wiper assembly having a universal coupler assembly including a carrier, a saddle that is removably received and retained by the carrier, and a coupler that is operatively mounted to the saddle. The carrier, saddle, and coupler cooperate to accommodate various sizes of “pinch-type” attachment members, “push-button-type” attachment members, as well as “side-pin-type” and “pin-and-bent-tab-type” attachment members that are used to connect the wiper arm and the windshield wiper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Valentin Avasiloaie, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: D686912
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: TRICO Products Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Ehde, James Croston
  • Patent number: D895523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsey Tufts, Jr., David Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, R. Kenneth Thorstenson, IV, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: D896156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsey Tufts, Jr., David Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, R. Kenneth Thorstenson, IV, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: D904275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsey Tufts, Jr., David Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, R. Kenneth Thorstenson, IV, Dan Ehde