Patents by Inventor Helmut Depondt

Helmut Depondt 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).

  • Patent number: 11358569
    Abstract: The invention is based on a windshield wiper device, in particular a wiper arm adapter device, having at least one fluid connection piece (36) which delimits at least one fluid channel (38), and having at least one adapter piece (40), wherein the adapter piece (40) and the fluid connection piece (36) are constructed to be able to be moved relative to each other and are provided to be moved relative to each other during a coupling or uncoupling operation, in particular with a wiper blade (16). It is proposed that the windshield wiper device comprise at least one coupling unit (42) which is provided to close the fluid channel (38) in accordance with a position of the adapter piece (40) relative to the fluid connection piece (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20220161764
    Abstract: A wiper blade (10) includes a wiper strip (16) and a fastening element (18) for fastening the wiper strip (16) on a wiper arm (12). The fastening element (18) has a wall (30) which can be displaced in parallel and which can be displaced between two parallel end positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Steven Renckens
  • Patent number: 11338776
    Abstract: A wiper blade device (10a; 10b; 10c) with at least one fluid channel (14a; 14b; 14c) which has at least one fluid output opening (16a, 16a?; 16b, 16b?; 16c, 16c?), in particular at least one nozzle element (50a, 50a?; 50b, 50b?; 50c, 50c?), to form a fluid output, and with at least one wind deflector unit (18a; 18b; 18c), on and/or in which the at least one fluid channel (14a; 14b; 14c) is arranged. The wiper blade device (10a; 10b; 10c) has at least one wiper blade end cap (12a, 12a?; 12b, 12b?; 12c, 12c?) which forms at least one end piece of the fluid channel (14a; 14b; 14c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 11305736
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device (10) comprising a wiper blade adapter (12) having at least one first wiper blade adapter element (14) and at least one second wiper blade adapter element (16), which is connected to the first wiper blade adapter element (14) in at least one assembled state, and is provided for connecting to at least one wiper arm adapter (18), and comprising a spraying unit (20). According to the invention, in the assembled state, the spraying unit (20) is arranged at least partially between the first wiper blade adapter element (14) and the second wiper blade adapter element (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 11299130
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper apparatus (10) having at least one wiper blade (14), having at least one heating element (16, 16?) that is arranged on the wiper blade (14), in particular is integrated into the wiper blade (14), having at least one wiper blade adapter (18), and having at least one wiper arm adapter (50) that may be connected to the wiper blade adapter (18) along a longitudinal axis (24) of the wiper blade adapter (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20220009451
    Abstract: A wiper device having a wiper arm and a wiper blade device, wherein the wiper blade device has a wiper strip, a spoiler, and a wiper blade, and wherein the wiper blade device furthermore has an adapter with a fluid inlet and two fluid outlets to conduct fluid into fluid channels of the spoiler. The adapter is of multi-part design such that the adapter has a first part, which has the fluid inlet, a first outlet region and a second outlet region. The first part furthermore has a deflection geometry for conducting a fluid entering the fluid inlet to the first outlet region and the second outlet region. The adapter furthermore has a second part and a third part, wherein the second part closes the first outlet region and has the first fluid outlet, and wherein the third part closes the second outlet region and has the second fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20210347334
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter unit which is provided for coupling, in particular releasably coupling, a wiper blade to a wiper arm, having a wind deflecting surface which is designed to deflect inflowing air and press the wiper blade against a vehicle windshield. According to the invention, the wind deflecting surface has at least one first sub-surface and a second sub-surface, wherein the first sub-surface has a different orientation than the second sub-surface and/or the first sub-surface has a different geometry than the second sub-surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Kruse, Godelieve Kraemer, Helmut Depondt, Herve Bratec, Marcello Bubba, Stijn Truyens
  • Publication number: 20210309185
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter unit which is provided for coupling, in particular releasably coupling, a wiper blade to a wiper arm, having a wind deflecting surface which is designed to deflect inflowing air and press the wiper blade against a vehicle pane, wherein the wind deflecting surface is bordered by a wind deflecting surface edge, and the wind deflecting surface edge has at least ?a side which faces the wind and which extends largely in a wiper arm direction, ?a side which faces away from the wind and which extends largely in the wiper arm direction, ?a right-hand side which is arranged between the side facing the wind and the side facing away from the wind and which is arranged on the wiper arm side of the adapter and is designed to couple the adapter unit to the wiper arm, ?a rear left-hand side which adjoins the side facing away from the wind and is arranged on the adapter side opposite the wiper arm side, and ?a front left-hand side which adjoins the side facing the wind and is arranged on t
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Godelieve KRAEMER, Marcello BUBBA, Herve BRATEC, Michael KRUSE, Helmut DEPONDT, Stijn TRUYENS
  • Publication number: 20210237692
    Abstract: The invention is based on a windshield wiper device, in particular a wiper arm adapter device, having at least one fluid connection piece (36) which delimits at least one fluid channel (38), and having at least one adapter piece (40), wherein the adapter piece (40) and the fluid connection piece (36) are constructed to be able to be moved relative to each other and are provided to be moved relative to each other during a coupling or uncoupling operation, in particular with a wiper blade (16). It is proposed that the windshield wiper device comprise at least one coupling unit (42) which is provided to close the fluid channel (38) in accordance with a position of the adapter piece (40) relative to the fluid connection piece (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 11007982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device (10) comprising a wiper blade adapter (12) having at least one first wiper blade adapter element (14) and at least one second wiper blade adapter element (16), which mounted such that it can pivot relative to the first wiper blade adapter element (14) in at least one mounted state, and comprising a wiper arm adapter (18), which is coupled to the second wiper blade adapter element (16) in the mounted state. According to the invention, the wiper blade adapter (12) has a security unit (20), which is provided to allow a removal of the wiper arm adapter (18) from the wiper blade adapter (12) exclusively in at least one removal pivot position of the wiper arm adapter (18) relative to the first wiper blade adapter element (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 10933843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device comprising a wiper blade adapter (10), which comprises at least one coupling unit (12) provided to produce a connection with at least two different wiper arm adapters (14, 16, 18, 20, 22), and at least one external unit (24) and at least one internal unit (26) which is at least partially embraced by the outer unit (24), which jointly delimit at least partially a receiving space (28) for the wiper arm adapters (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) and which are arranged at least substantially immovably relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20210046904
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper apparatus (10) having at least one wiper blade (14), having at least one heating element (16, 16?) that is arranged on the wiper blade (14), in particular is integrated into the wiper blade (14), having at least one wiper blade adapter (18), and having at least one wiper arm adapter (50) that may be connected to the wiper blade adapter (18) along a longitudinal axis (24) of the wiper blade adapter (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20210046906
    Abstract: A wiper blade device (10a; 10b; 10c) with at least one fluid channel (14a; 14b; 14c) which has at least one fluid output opening (16a, 16a?; 16b, 16b?; 16c, 16c?), in particular at least one nozzle element (50a, 50a?; 50b, 50b?; 50c, 50c?), to form a fluid output, and with at least one wind deflector unit (18a; 18b; 18c), on and/or in which the at least one fluid channel (14a; 14b; 14c) is arranged. The wiper blade device (10a; 10b; 10c) has at least one wiper blade end cap (12a, 12a?; 12b, 12b?; 12c, 12c?) which forms at least one end piece of the fluid channel (14a; 14b; 14c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20200269819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device (10) comprising a wiper blade adapter (12) having at least one first wiper blade adapter element (14) and at least one second wiper blade adapter element (16), which mounted such that it can pivot relative to the first wiper blade adapter element (14) in at least one mounted state, and comprising a wiper arm adapter (18), which is coupled to the second wiper blade adapter element (16) in the mounted state. According to the invention, the wiper blade adapter (12) has a security unit (20), which is provided to allow a removal of the wiper arm adapter (18) from the wiper blade adapter (12) exclusively in at least one removal pivot position of the wiper arm adapter (18) relative to the first wiper blade adapter element (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Helmut DEPONDT
  • Patent number: 10220816
    Abstract: In a wiper blade (100) for a windscreen wiper, having a wiper strip (112) and an adapter unit (105) for hinging the wiper blade (112) to a wiper arm, wherein the adapter unit (150) is attached at a base connection device (160) provided on the wiper strip (112) and is configured for connection to a connection member associated with the wiper arm. The adapter unit (150) includes a guide adapter (250) permanently connected to the base connection device (160) and having guide elements (352, 354, 356, 358) that are spherically curved at least in sections. The guide adapter is detachably connected to a function adapter (280) configured for connection to the connection member and including slide elements (382, 386) that are slidably displaceable on the guide elements (352, 354, 356, 358) such that the function adapter (280) is movable at least from a released position into a holding position by a combined translatory and rotary movement relative to the guide adapter (250).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 10214186
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device, comprising a wiper blade adapter (10; 10a; 10b), which has at least two locking means (12; 12a; 12b, 14; 14a; 14b), which are arranged at an offset from each other in a wiper blade longitudinal direction (16; 16a; 16b), and comprising at least one spring rail (18; 18a; 18b), which has at least two locking cut-outs (20; 20a; 20b, 22; 22a; 22b), which are arranged at an offset from each other in the wiper blade longitudinal direction (16; 16a; 16b), wherein the at least two locking means (12; 12a; 12b, 14; 14a; 14b) are provided for engaging in the at least two locking cut-outs (20; 20a; 20b, 22; 22a; 22b) of the at least one spring rail (18; 18a; 18b) in an assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Qingyang Liu, Dirk Herinckx, Koen Bex
  • Patent number: D872676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: D941224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Hao Yu
  • Patent number: D941736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Hao Yu
  • Patent number: D941737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Hao Yu