Patents by Inventor Dirk Herinckx

Dirk Herinckx 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: 20140130284
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a wiper blade adapter (12a-12c) that has at least one detent element (40a-40c, 42a-42c), said element being designed, when mounted, to prevent a movement of the wiper blade adapter (12a-12c) relative to a retaining element (10a-10c) in a longitudinal direction (22a-22c). According to the invention, the wiping device has at least one securing means (30a-30c, 32a-32c) that is provided in order to secure the at least one detent element (40a-40c, 42a-42c) when mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140130281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a wiper blade adapter (12a; 12b). According to the invention, the wiper blade adapter (12a; 12b) comprises a pivot bearing (26a; 26b) that is designed to pivotally mount a spring element (20a; 20b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140130287
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a spoiler unit (22a-22p). According to the 88a invention, said spoiler unit (22a-22p) is produced in a co-extrusion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140123430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising at least one spring strip (10) and at least one end sealing unit (12). According to the invention, in order to fix the spring strip (10), the end sealing unit (12) has at least one detent element (18) which is rendered flexible by means of an inner cavity (14) in an element (16) of said end sealing unit (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140123428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a spring element (20a-20d) and a wiper blade adapter (12a-12d) that has at least one detent element (40a-40d, 42a-42d). According to the invention, the spring element (20a-20d) has at least one circular detent cavity (26a-26d, 28a-28d) in which the at least one detent element (40a-40d, 42a-42d) interlockingly engages when mounted, preventing a movement of the wiper blade adapter (12a-12d) relative to the spring element (20a-20d) in a longitudinal direction (22a-22d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140115812
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a retaining unit (10a-10e) that has a retaining element (12a-12e) with a longitudinal guide channel (14a-14e) for guiding a spring element (16a-16e), and comprising a spoiler unit (22a-22e). According to the invention, the wiping device has at least one undercut (18a-18e, 20a-20e) that is provided in order to interlockingly connect the spoiler unit (22a-22e) to the retaining element (12a-12e) in a wiping direction (24a-24e).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20130340198
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device, in particular a motor vehicle windshield wiper device, comprising a wiper strip unit (10), which comprises a wiper strip element (20) having a longitudinal guide channel (12) for guiding a carrier element (14). According to the invention, the longitudinal guide channel (12) comprises a longitudinal opening (16) which extends at least over the majority of the wiper strip element (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20130340195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter device, in particular for a motor vehicle windscreen wiper device, comprising a wiper blade adapter (10) which comprises at least one elastic latching means (12) for coupling to a wiper strip unit (14). According to the invention, said wiper blade adapter device comprises at least one securing means (16) which secures the at least one latching means (12) in a mounted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20130333147
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising a wiper strip unit (12) which has a wind-deflector element (16), a wiper lip (18) and a wiper strip element (14) which comprises a longitudinal guide channel (24) for a support element (20). According to the invention, the wiper strip element (14), in a mounted state, forms an interlocking connection with the wind-deflector element (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20130333140
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter, in particular for a motor vehicle windshield wiper device, comprising a main body (12). According to the invention, the wiper blade adapter comprises a spraying unit (10), which is arranged on the main body (12) and designed to spray a liquid onto a motor vehicle windshield (64).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20130333148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising a wiper strip unit (12) which has a wind-deflector element (16), a wiper lip (18) and a wiper strip element (14) comprising a longitudinal guide channel (24) for a support element (20). According to the invention, the wiper strip element (14), in a mounted state, forms an interlocking connection with the wiper lip (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 8595889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) comprising a connecting element (26), which comprises a base element (28) and a hinge element (68), wherein the base element (28) has a first side part (30) and a second side part (32), which are joined transversely to a longitudinal direction (40) by locking means (54, 56) and centering means (46, 48, 50, 52) interlocking, and which are held together by side walls (72) of the hinge element (68). It is proposed that the hinge element (68) is an adapter cap (68) made of plastic which comprises on the insides of the side walls (72) thereof clips (86), which in the installed state engage in recesses (66) on the outer longitudinal sides of the side parts (30, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Inigo Op't Roodt, Helmut Depondt, Yves Janssis, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20130263401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising a wiper strip unit (10) which has a longitudinal guide channel (14) for accommodating a support element (16). According to the invention, the longitudinal guide channel (14) has at least one lateral opening (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20130263402
    Abstract: The invention is based on a wiper blade device comprising a wiper strip unit (12) which has a wiper strip element (14), a wind-deflector unit (15) and a wiper lip (18). According to the invention, the wind-deflector unit (15) has at least two separate wind-deflector elements (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 8510895
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device (38) for a wiper blade (10) made up of a plastic piece with a display field (40, 42, 44) with means (52) for clipping to the wiper blade (10). According to the invention, said device has the same cross-sectional profile as a spoiler (30) for the wiper blade (10) of flat bar construction, wherein the inner profile (50) of the display device (38) matches the outer profile (32, 34, 36) of the spoiler (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Beelen, Renaat Van Roelen, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 8505151
    Abstract: A connecting device for the articulated connection of a wiper blade to a wiper arm, wherein the connecting device comprises an adapter with a button on the end of the drive side thereof above a spring clip, wherein the button is connected via a spring tongue to the adapter and protrudes beyond the upper edges of the lateral walls. The lateral walls at the lower edges thereof have a protruding guide rail on which a stop is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Yves Janssis, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 8429786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection device (10) for the articulated connection of a wiper blade (28, 30) to a wiper arm, wherein a connection element (12, 120, 126) is tightly connected to the free end of the wiper arm, and the connection element is connected in an articulated manner via mounting means (88, 122, 124) to an adapter (22, 24), and the adapter is tightly seated on a support element (28) of the wiper blade (28, 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: David Van Baelen, Klaus-Juergen Westermann, Bernhard Geppert, Yves Janssis, Dirk Herinckx, Ursula Westermann
  • Publication number: 20110258802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) comprising a connecting element (26), which comprises a base element (28) and a hinge element (68), wherein the base element (28) has a first side part (30) and a second side part (32), which are joined transversely to a longitudinal direction (40) by locking means (54, 56) and centering means (46, 48, 50, 52) interlocking, and which are held together by side walls (72) of the hinge element (68). It is proposed that the hinge element (68) is an adapter cap (68) made of plastic which comprises on the insides of the side walls (72) thereof clips (86), which in the installed state engage in recesses (66) on the outer longitudinal sides of the side parts (30, 32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Inigo Op't Roodt, Helmut Depondt, Yves Janssis, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20110247166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device (10) for the articulated connection of a wiper blade (38) to a wiper arm (12, 14, 16, 18), wherein the connecting device (10) comprises a connecting element (46, 48, 186) rigidly connected to a carrier element (44) of the wiper blade (38), said connecting element comprising a base element (48) and a connecting part (46, 186) having a joint carrier (72, 194) extending in the longitudinal direction, wherein said joint carrier laterally guides an adapter (82, 200) on the insides of the lateral walls (84) thereof and carries a transversely directed joint (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Yves Janssis, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 7996953
    Abstract: A wiper blade (10) comprising a rubber elastic wiper strip (12) in which a resilient rail (18, 20) is inserted into a lateral longitudinal groove on each side of side of said wiper blade as a support element and laterally protrudes from the longitudinal groove, wherein the resilient rails (18, 20) support terminal caps (26, 60, 81) while being held together at their ends and being fixed relative to the wiper strip (12) in the longitudinal direction by a bridge (22), which is joined in a fixed manner to the resilient rails (18, 20) at the lateral parts of said bridge and forms a free space for a top strip (16) of the wiper strip (12) in the central area of the bridge. It is proposed that the terminal caps (26, 60, 81) have detachable fixing means (52) that engage in the top strip (16) of the wiper strip (12), wherein the axial movability of the resilient rails (18, 20) relative to the wiper strip (12) is limited by the terminal caps (26, 60, 81).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Inventors: Hans Braun, Dirk Herinckx, Inigo Op't Roodt, Hans Beelen, David Van Baelen, Peter Saevels