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: 9260085
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20160016550
    Abstract: An end cap device for a wiper blade (10a), having a main end cap body (12a-12d) and having at least one wiper strip fastening means (14a; 14c; 14d) which is arranged on the main end cap body (12a-12d) and is intended for fixing the main end cap body (12a-12d) in a wiper strip longitudinal direction (16a; 16c; 16d) relative to a wiper strip (18a; 18c; 18d). The at least one wiper strip fastening means (14a; 14c; 14d) is configured to be deflectable in a vertical direction (20a; 20c; 20d) for assembly with the wiper strip (18a; 18c; 18d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx, Koen Bex
  • Publication number: 20150329086
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx, Qingyang Liu, Koen Bex
  • Publication number: 20140215746
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140189975
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20140150199
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20140150200
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade adapter system comprising a wiper blade adapter (10) of a jointless wiper blade (12), said adapter being provided for coupling to a wiper arm adapter (14) of at least one first size. The wiper blade adapter system has at least one intermediate adapter (16, 18, 20) that is provided for coupling to the wiper blade adapter (10) and for coupling to a wiper arm adapter (22, 24, 26) of at least one second size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Dirk Herinckx, Helmut Depondt
  • Publication number: 20140143973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiping device, in particular a wiping device for a motor vehicle pane, having a retaining unit (10a-10g) with a retaining element (12a-12g), said retaining element (12a-12g) comprising a keder track (70a-70g) that is provided in order to interlockingly accommodate a wiper strip (40a-40g). According to the invention, at least one vertical wall (62a-62g, 64a-64g) of the keder track (70a-70g) forms an acute angle (32a-32g, 34a-34g) with at least one horizontal wall (66a-66g, 68a-68g) of said track (70a-70g).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140143972
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140137358
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140137360
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140137359
    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: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • Publication number: 20140130286
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Koen Bex, Helmut Depondt, Dirk Herinckx
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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