Patents by Inventor Vincent Gaucher

Vincent Gaucher 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: 20220410843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector (10) for a wiping system (1), in particular for a motor vehicle, comprising a elongated connector body (50) which has an elongated shape and is configured to be mounted on a wiper blade (2), characterized in that the connector body (50) comprises a device for guiding at least one air flow towards a surface to be wiped (40) in order to reduce a liquid suction phenomenon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat
  • Patent number: 11465593
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an adapter (100) intended to connect a wiper to a drive arm of a vehicle wiper system, the adapter (100) comprising a head (1) and a body (2) which extend in the continuation of one another in a longitudinal direction of the adapter (100), the adapter (100) comprising a means (6, 61) of rotational connection to a connector (8) attached to the wiper, the adapter (100) being formed at least by a top wall (10, 20) from which there extend at least two lateral flanks (11a, 11b, 21a) so as to delimit an internal volume (101) in which the connector (8) is able to extend, characterized in that the adapter (100) comprises at least one centering means (3) for centering it in a direction perpendicular to the top wall (10, 20) with respect to the drive arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Olivier Jomard
  • Publication number: 20220281416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting bracket (5) for a pipe (4) supplying fluid to a driving arm (1) of a motor vehicle wiper system (100), the driving arm (1) comprising at least one spring (14), the mounting bracket (5) comprising at least one sleeve (51) configured to hold the supply pipe (4). The mounting bracket (5) according to the invention comprises a substantially hollow cylindrical body (50) linked to the sleeve (51) and configured to be inserted into a space (141) surrounded by the spring (14) of the driving arm (1). The invention also relates to a driving arm (1) comprising such a mounting bracket (5) and to a method for assembling such a driving arm (1), comprising a preliminary step of inserting the body (50) of such a mounting bracket (5) into at least part of the aforementioned space (141).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Quentin Fauriol, Nicolas Kuchly, Loic Roussel
  • Patent number: 11396275
    Abstract: The invention proposes an autonomous device for controlling a heating circuit of an automotive vehicle windscreen wiper blade, comprising a module for regulating the electrical power supply of the heating circuit, furnished with an input for connecting to an electrical energy generator and with an output for connecting to a said windscreen wiper blade heating circuit. This device comprises means for acquiring, at an instant t, a datum representative of a temperature outside the vehicle on the one hand and of a datum representative of the instantaneous speed of the vehicle on the other hand, the said acquiring means being configured to transmit these data to the regulating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stephane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 11390253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector (1) for a wiper blade, designed to be interposed between an adapter and a structural element of the wiper blade. The connector (1) extends longitudinally between a first longitudinal end (14) and a second longitudinal end (14). The connector (1) comprises at least one fixing block (22) configured such as mechanically to connect the connector (1) to the structural element of the wiper blade and a linking block (13) configured such as mechanically to connect the connector (1) to the adapter. The connector (1) comprises at least one skirt (23) that extends longitudinally from the fixing block (22). The skirt (23) comprises at least one rib (24) that extends between the fixing block (22) and one of the longitudinal ends (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 11383678
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade guard (1) for a wiper (100) of a vehicle (200), the blade guard (1) comprising a first part (11) and a second part (12), the first part (11) being configured to allow the blade guard (1) to be attached on the wiper (100), the second part (12) being intended to come into contact with a glazed surface (50) of the vehicle (200), characterized in that the second part (12) is configured to contain a product to be applied onto the glazed surface (50). The invention also relates to a wiper (100) comprising such a blade guard (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Faligot De La Bouvrie
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 11124156
    Abstract: An adapter (26) for a wiper (10) is disclosed. The wiper includes a body (25) of elongate shape which is shaped to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of inverted U-shaped cross section belonging to a wiper arm. The body (25) of the adapter (26) has a locking tab (100, 102) which extends projecting above the upper face of the body (25), which is configured to be received through a hole (39b) in the yoke (28), which bears a rear contact surface (110) for contact with an edge (39b) of the hole (38b) in the yoke (28), and which is connected to the body (25) by an elastically deformable vertical connecting part (114a, 114b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Vincent Gaucher
  • 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: 11117552
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a wiper (10) comprising a body (25) of elongate shape which is shaped to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of inverted U-shaped cross section belonging to a wiper arm, characterized in that the body (1025) of the adapter (1026) comprises at least one elastic tab (1132a, 1132b) which is deformable in the transverse direction so as to retract as the adapter (1026) is being assembled and/or dismantled with respect to the yoke (28), the elastic tab (1132a, 1132b) being borne by a lateral wall (1026a, 1026b) of the body (1025) of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Vincent Gaucher
  • 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