Patents by Inventor Stéphane Houssat

Stéphane Houssat 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: 20220097653
    Abstract: A replacement kit (100) for a wiper mounted at the end of a motor vehicle wiper arm (10), the kit comprising at least one wiper (102, 102c, 102p) equipped with an inbuilt fluid spraying device comprising at least one circulation canal (126) and a fluid inlet cannula (104), and at least one fluid distribution tube (106) configured to be coupled at one end to said wiper (102, 102c, 102p) and at its opposite end to a fluid supply circuit supplying fluid coming from a reservoir (11) of the vehicle, the replacement kit also comprising a coupling (108) configured to allow a fluidic connection between the supply circuit and the at least one fluid distribution tube (106), as well as at least one fixing means (110, 116) for holding the distribution tube in position along the wiper arm (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Guillaume Mouleyre, Olivier Jomard, Julien Carrion
  • Publication number: 20220080928
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter intended to connect a wiper blade (7) to a drive arm (5) of a wiper system (800) for a vehicle, the adapter (IO0) comprising a head (I) and a body (2), the adapter (IO0) being formed by an upper wall (IO, 20) and two lateral flanks (I la, I lb, 2la, 2lb), the adapter (IO0) comprising a centring means (3) for centring in a vertical direction (Oz) perpendicular to the upper wall (IO, 20), characterised in that the centring means (3) is extended longitudinally by a guide member (9) configured to be engaged with the drive arm (5), the adapter (IO0) comprising a tab (4) configured to wedge the adapter (IO0) in the vertical direction (Oz). The invention is applicable to motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Publication number: 20220048474
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter for a wiper blade mounting, the adapter comprising a cover which can be releasably attached to a main bar of the mounting by a single rotational movement that allows form-closure engagement between the cover and the main bar. According to the invention, the cover comprises an angular indexing system for defining an axis of rotation of the cover, the angular indexing system cooperating with an opening in the main bar. The opening and the angular indexing system have an asymmetrical form in order to allow angular indexing of the cover relative to the main bar and, subsequently, mechanical coupling of the cover on the main bar. The invention is applicable to motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric POTON, Stephane HOUSSAT, Vincent GAUCHER
  • Patent number: 11247642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device (8) intended to join a wiper blade (4) to a driving arm (2) of a wiping system (1) for a vehicle, comprising at least one connector (9) and a cover (11) mounted in a rotatable manner on the connector (9), the connecting device (8) comprising at least one holding device (22) for holding the cover (11) on the connector (9) in at least one position, characterized in that the holding device (22) determines the position of the cover (11) on the connector (9), limiting the rotation of this cover (11) on the connector (9) in two directions of rotation (S1, S2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 11247643
    Abstract: Connecting device (2) for connecting a wiper arm (1) to a drive arm of a wiper system for a vehicle, comprising at least one connector (5) mounted pivotably relative to a drive arm and including means (20) forming a pivoting interface defining an axis of rotation (18), said connector (5) comprising a plurality of tabs (30) for mechanically connecting the connector to the wiper arm, characterized in that said pivoting interface is longitudinally offset relative to a transverse mid-plane (TMP) of the connecting device, and in that at least one tab is situated on either side of a transverse vertical interface plane (TP) comprising the axis of rotation (18) and parallel to the transverse mid-plane (TMP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre, Vincent Gaucher
  • Publication number: 20220024417
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter for a wiper blade mount, the adapter comprising a cover configured to accommodate, inside a central opening, a removable attachment system which allows subsequent temporary fastening of said adapter to an articulated wiper blade arm, when said adapter is implemented on a wiper blade. To this end, the removable attachment system comprises one or more mounting members which take the form of U-clips configured to be removably inserted in the central opening and held in this configuration by means of temporary fastening means. The invention also relates to a wiper blade comprising such an adapter mounted on a wiper blade mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric POTON, Vincent GAUCHER, Stephane HOUSSAT
  • Patent number: 11208078
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an adapter (100) intended to connect a wiper to a drive arm (5) of a motor vehicle wiper system. The adapter (100) according to the invention comprises a head (1) and a body (2) which extend in the continuation of one another in a longitudinal direction of the adapter (100), and the adapter (100) according to the invention comprises a means (6, 61) of rotational connection to a connector (8) attached to the wiper (7). According to the invention, the adapter (100) is formed at least by an upper wall (10, 20) from which derive at least two lateral flanks (11, 21) so as to delimit an internal volume (101) in which the connector (8) is able to extend. The adapter (100) comprises a first immobilizing means (3) and a second immobilizing means (4), each configured to immobilize the adapter (100) on the drive arm (5) in a direction perpendicular to the upper wall (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 11203327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device intended to connect a wiper to a motor arm of the wiper, comprising at least one connector (7) configured to be securely attached to the wiper and an adapter (6) intended to be received in a terminal part of the motor arm, the adapter (6) comprising an attachment device (13) which can move in rotation and is intended to immobilise the adapter (6) in relation to the terminal part at least longitudinally, characterized in that the connecting device comprises a first device (41) limiting the mobility of the attachment device (13) in a first direction of rotation (43) and a second device (42) limiting the mobility of the attachment device (13) in a second direction of rotation (44) opposite the first direction of rotation (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 11173879
    Abstract: Streamlined flat windscreen wiper (1), in particular of a vehicle, characterized in that it comprises: a longitudinal wiper blade (8), at least one longitudinal stiffening spine (6), a longitudinal member (7) for holding said wiper blade and said stiffening spine, a longitudinal fairing (2, 3) comprising two end caps (3) and a central mount (2) extending between the end caps and being linked thereto, the mount comprising means for fixing to said stiffening spine or to said member for holding this spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher
  • Patent number: 11130474
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terminal end piece (8) for a wiper blade. The terminal end piece (8) comprises a peripheral wall (20) which separates an external environment of the terminal end piece (8) from an internal space (11) of the terminal end piece (8). The terminal end piece (8) delimits a first housing (21) which is arranged in the internal space (11) and which extends primarily in a first plane (P1). A second housing (22) is interposed between the peripheral wall (20) and the first housing (21). The terminal end piece (8) comprises at least one locking member (37) which is configured to connect the terminal end piece (8) to a flexible support (6) of the wiper blade (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Xavier Bousset, Guillaume Barret, Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Olivier Jomard, Denis Thebault
  • Patent number: 11124157
    Abstract: An end piece (1) for a vehicle windscreen wiper blade, the wiper blade comprising at least one flexible support (3) and a strip intended to be applied against the windscreen, the end piece (1) comprising: a housing (5) suitable for receiving an end portion of the flexible support (3), at least one locking means (7) for locking the end portion of the flexible support (3) in a position engaged in the housing (5), characterised in that the end piece (1) comprises at least one securing device (50) for securing the locking means (7), the securing device (50) being arranged to restrict the movement of the locking means (7). Said invention is applicable to motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Olivier Jomard, Eric Poton
  • Patent number: 11097692
    Abstract: An adapter (112) for connecting a wiper blade to a drive arm, the adapter comprising two substantially parallel walls (28) connected together by at least one connecting element (30), said walls comprising first inner side faces (28a) between which said at least one connecting element extends, and outer side faces (28b) comprising protruding sliding guide patterns (132), characterised in that said patterns are divided into lines and columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Qibin Wang
  • Publication number: 20210253067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (1) for cleaning an optical sensor (3), in particular for a motor vehicle, comprising: at least one projection member (5) for protecting a cleaning fluid, characterized in that the system (1) includes a confinement wall (11) that supports the at least one projection member (5) and can move from a retracted position in which the confinement wall is designed to be outside the field of view of the optical sensor (3) and a cleaning position in which the confinement wall (11) is designed to be located across from the optical sensor (3) and in which the at least one projection member (5) is positioned in such a way as to project the cleaning fluid against the optical sensor (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher
  • Patent number: 11091126
    Abstract: An end joining piece (4) for a windscreen wiper for a glazed surface of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The end piece has at least a receipt receptacle (410) for receiving an end part of a longitudinal vertebra (20), and at least one flexible tongue (6a, 6b) which is configured to go from a first, position of rest, to a second, retracted position, by displacement in a first direction (F2a, F2b) during the insertion of the longitudinal vertebra in the receipt receptacle (410), the flexible tongue including an engagement ramp along which the vertebra is made to thrust, to provide the tongue with its second, retracted position. The engagement ramp (620a, 620b) has an inclination which is configured to exert on the longitudinal vertebra a force which tends to displace this vertebra in a second direction (F3a, F3b), which, together with the first direction of displacement, forms a non-zero angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Laurent Thierry Andre Masse
  • Patent number: 11084465
    Abstract: Streamlined flat windscreen wiper (1), in particular of a vehicle, characterized in that it comprises: a longitudinal wiper blade (8), at least one longitudinal stiffening spine (6), a longitudinal member (7) for holding said wiper blade and said stiffening spine, a longitudinal fairing (2, 3) comprising two end caps (3) and a central mount (2) extending between the end caps and being linked thereto, the mount comprising means for fixing to said stiffening spine or to said member for holding this spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher
  • Patent number: 11027703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support mount (10) for a wiper blade, the mount (10) comprising a body having a main longitudinal extension direction, known as the main direction (X), the body comprising a first means for receiving a bending length and second means defining a lower housing (20), open, to hold an upper mounting stub for a wiper blade of the wiper, characterised in that the first means defines an upper housing (30) designed so as to cover the length along the main direction (X) and in that the upper housing (30) comprises a plurality of recesses (32, 32?, 32?) facilitating the bending of the mount (10), the recesses forming a pattern (M1-M10) on the surface of the upper housing (30), known as the recess distribution pattern (M1-M10). The invention also relates to a wiper blade comprising a mount (10) and a wiping system comprising such a wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard, Stéphane Houssat, Eric Poton
  • Publication number: 20210162954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover (16) for a wiper blade (6), said cover (16) being configured to collaborate with a body (102) of the wiper blade (6) in a position of covering an opening formed in the body (102), the cover (16) comprising a plurality of guide tabs (56) and an upper wall (18), said upper wall (18) being dimensioned to cover part of the opening when the cover (16) is in the covering position, the guide tabs (56) extending the upper wall (18) perpendicularly and being configured to be able to hold the cover (16) in the covering position, characterized in that the cover (16) is configured to be able to be moved in the body (102) between a moved-clear position distant from the opening, and said position of covering of the opening, said cover comprising at least one retaining tab (36) extending the upper wall perpendicularly separately from the guide tabs (56), said retaining tab (36) comprising end-of-travel end-stop means (50) configured to halt the retaining tab (36) in said moved-clear
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Eric Poton
  • Patent number: 11021317
    Abstract: A packaging device for a windscreen wiper blade has a housing configured to receive the blade, having a first support surface configured to contact a portion of an upper part of the blade, a second support surface configured to contact a first portion of a lower part of the blade, a third support surface configured to contact a second portion of the lower part of the blade, a centering means, and a hooking means for hanging the packaging device vertically. The centering means blocks the blade at the center of the housing when the packaging device is hung. The first support surface extends opposite an area situated between the second support surface and the third support surface, and the first, second, and third support surfaces together immobilize the blade inside the housing in a position that is at least partially straightened out relative to a resting position of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Catherine Clamagirand, Stéphane Houssat
  • Patent number: 10988116
    Abstract: An adapter (2) intended to link a wiper blade (1) to a driving arm (3) of a vehicle wiping system, the adapter (2) comprising a head (11) and a body (12) held together by means of an attachment device (80), the head (11) having a U-shaped cross section formed from at least one top wall (11a) from which at least two side walls (11b) extend, the body (12) having a U-shaped cross section formed from at least one top panel (12a) from which at least two side walls extend (12b), the U-shaped cross section of the head (11) delimiting an inner space (38) configured to at least partially receive the body (12), characterized in that the adapter (2) comprises at least one guide member for guiding the head (11) relative to the body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Olivier Jomard
  • Publication number: 20210107432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terminal end piece (8) for a wiper blade. The terminal end piece (8) comprises a peripheral wall (20) which separates an external environment of the terminal end piece (8) from an internal space (11) of the terminal end piece (8). The terminal end piece (8) delimits a first housing (21) which is arranged in the internal space (11) and which extends primarily in a first plane (P1). A second housing (22) is interposed between the peripheral wall (20) and the first housing (21). The terminal end piece (8) comprises at least one locking member (37) which is configured to connect the terminal end piece (8) to a flexible support (6) of the wiper blade (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Xavier Bousset, Guillaume Barret, Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Olivier Jomard, Denis Thebault