Patents by Inventor Koen Bex

Koen Bex 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: 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: 10112584
    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 invention, said spoiler unit (22a-22p) is produced in a co-extrusion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9862354
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20170334402
    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 invention, said spoiler unit (22a-22p) is produced in a co-extrusion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9809200
    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 retaining element (12a-12e) has at least one fixing means (18a-18e, 20a-20e), the free end (24a-24e, 26a-26e) of which faces the longitudinal guide channel (14a-14e) and which is provided to interlock with the spoiler unit (22a-22e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9758132
    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 invention, said spoiler unit (22a-22p) is produced in a co-extrusion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20170240139
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Qingyang Liu, Dirk Herinckx, Koen Bex
  • Patent number: 9656634
    Abstract: A wiper blade device with a holding unit (10) which is provided at least for holding a wiper strip (12), and with at least one end cap (14). The holding unit (10) has at least one vertical recess (16) for receiving the end cap (14) in a vertical direction (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx, Qingyang Liu, Koen Bex
  • Patent number: 9630592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a spring element (16a-16g), a retaining unit (10a-10g) that has a retaining element (12a-12g) with a longitudinal guide channel (14a-14g) for guiding the spring element (16a-16g), and comprising a spoiler unit (22a-22g). According to the invention, the spoiler unit (22a-22g) has at least one supporting rib (72a-72g, 74a-74g) that extends from an inner contour of the spoiler (22a-22g) in the form of a projection and that is provided in order to transmit the downforces that occur from the spoiler (22a-22g) to the retaining unit (10a-10g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9616853
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9604597
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9604599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising a wiper blade adapter (10) and a wiper strip unit (12). According to the invention, said wiper strip unit (12) has at least one securing recess (14) which, in at least one operating state, forms an interlocking connection with the wiper blade adapter (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 9566951
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9550473
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 9517752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter unit for connecting a wiper blade (10) to a wiper arm adapter (12), comprising a main part (16) which receives an end (14) of the wiper arm adapter (12) in particular and which has a plateau (20) on the main part lower face (18). At least one region (22, 24, 26) is provided on the main part (16), said region being designed in a flexible manner for the purpose of a shape and/or tolerance compensation. The region (22) that is flexible for the purpose of a shape and/or tolerance compensation is arranged within the plateau (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 9511745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device comprising at least one spring strip (10a-e), at least one wiper strip support (12a-e) and at least one end sealing unit (14a-e). According to the invention, the end sealing unit (14a-e) comprises at least two detent elements (16a-e, 18a-e) for fixing the spring strip (10a-e) and/or the wiper strip support (12a-e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9469277
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a retaining element (10a-10f) with at least one longitudinal guide channel (18a-18f) for guiding at least one spring element (20a-20f). According to the invention, the retaining element (10a-10f) has at least three fixing cavities (26a-26f, 28a-28f, 30a-30f, 32a) that are offset in the longitudinal direction (22a-22f) and that are provided in order to interlock with a wiper blade adapter (12a-12f).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9440620
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, comprising a retaining element (10a-10c) with at least one longitudinal guide channel (18a-18c) for guiding at least one spring element (20a-20c). According to the invention, the retaining element (10a-10c) has at least one mounting code (34a-34c) that is designed to define exactly one explicit mounting position with a wiper blade adapter (12a-12c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Patent number: 9387827
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 9387825
    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 spoiler unit (22a-22e) lies at least partially at the side of the retaining element (12a-12e) in the region of the longitudinal guide channel (14a-14e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx