Patents by Inventor Klaus Schmickl

Klaus Schmickl 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: 6199817
    Abstract: A locking element (30) is arranged slidable between an unlocked position and locked position on the lighting unit (10). An operating element (58) is rotatably mounted on the lighting unit (10). The operating element (58) is coupled with the locking element (30) by means of an eccentrically mounted finger (69) on it, so that a rotational motion of the operating element (58) is converted into a sliding motion of the locking element (30). A pin (20) is arranged on the vehicle part (12) on which the locking element (30) is lockable for securing the lighting unit (10). The operating element (58) allows the locking element (30) to be locked on the pin (20) when it is not directly accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schmickl, Dietmar Schoenettin
  • Patent number: 6164806
    Abstract: A lighting device has a sealed interior, which communicates with the environment via an upper vent opening and another lower vent opening. The upper vent opening is covered with a mat-like insert, which is air-permeable and water-repellant. The upper vent opening is formed in a wall that points downward. To protect the upper vent opening against splashing water, a shielding device is provided. Communicating with the lower vent opening is a line that discharges on the underside of the vehicle. When the vehicle is in motion, a pressure difference is developed between the upper vent opening and the lower vent opening, so that there is a flow through the interior from top to bottom. The insert prevents dirt and water from the road from entering the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schmickl, Bernhard Maurer, Dietmar Schoenettin