Patents by Inventor William Terrasse

William Terrasse 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: 11345318
    Abstract: Adapter (26, 26?) for connecting a windscreen wiper blade (12) to a driving arm (14), the adapter (26, 26?) having a ‘U’-section formed by a base and two flanks (42a, 42b) delimiting a housing (45) in which: at least one (42a) of the flanks is formed by at least two walls (42aa, 42bb) separated from one another by at least one cavity (63, 64), and at least one protuberance (60) is connected to at least one of the walls (42aa, 42ab, 42ba, 42bb) and extends at least in part inside said housing (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20220097656
    Abstract: A sensor-cleaning apparatus includes an upper piece, a lower piece fixed to the upper piece, a plurality of inserts inserted into the upper piece, and a plurality of nozzles. The upper piece and the lower piece form a tubular segment that is elongated along an arc of circle and encloses a chamber. Each nozzle is formed of the upper piece and one of the inserts. Each nozzle includes a deflection surface and a tunnel from the chamber to the deflection surface, and each tunnel is partially formed of the upper piece and partially formed of the respective insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicants: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Sykula, Kunal Singh, Venkatesh Krishnan, Raghuraman Surineedi, Yoann Dolle, William Terrasse, Denis Thebault, Veeramanikandan Gopal, Gowtham Ilanthirayan, Michael Whitney
  • Patent number: 11097693
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a windscreen wiper, having a body (25) which is delimited by two external lateral faces (29a, 29b) and which is configured to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of a wiper arm having a pair of front locking pegs (44a) and an abutment surface (39) which cooperate with associated parts of the adapter, each of the lateral faces of the adapter (26) having a front locking notch (59) which receives a front locking peg (44b), and wherein the adapter (26) is provided with a resilient branch (62) bearing an unlocking button (64) which cooperates with the abutment surface (39), characterized in that the resilient branch (62) extends longitudinally beyond a transverse end face (27b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20210146406
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a cylindrical sensor window defining an axis, and a plurality of at least three tubular segments fixed relative to the sensor window. Each tubular segment is elongated circumferentially relative to the axis. The tubular segments collectively form a ring substantially centered around the axis. Each tubular segment includes at least one first nozzle and at least one second nozzle. The first nozzles and second nozzles are arranged in an alternating pattern around the ring. The first nozzles each have a direction of discharge in a radially inward and axial direction forming a first angle with the axis, and the second nozzles each have a direction of discharge in a radially inward and axial direction forming a second angle with the axis, the second angle being different than the first angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Sykula, Rashaun Phinisee, Venkatesh Krishnan, Kunal Singh, Raghuraman Surineedi, Michael Whitney, David Franco, Robin Moulart, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 10994702
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) which is delimited by two external lateral faces and which is shaped so as to be mounted in a cap (28) of reverse U-shaped section, comprising a pair of front locking lugs (44a, 44b) which cooperate with the associated notches (59a, 59b) of the adapter (26) in order to fix the cap (28) to the adapter (26) in a dismantlable manner, each of the lateral faces (29a, 29b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising a front locking notch (59a, 59b), each thereof being capable of receiving an associated front locking lug (44a, 44b) of the cap (28), and the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising rear locking notches which are arranged at one end of a resilient branch (62a, 62b) of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 10946838
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a cylindrical sensor window defining an axis, and a tubular annular member fixed relative to the sensor window and substantially centered around the axis. The annular member includes a plurality of first nozzles and second nozzles arranged in an alternating pattern around the annular member. The first nozzles each have a direction of discharge in a radially inward and axial direction forming a first angle with the axis. The second nozzles each have a direction of discharge in a radially inward and axial direction forming a second angle with the axis, and the second angle is different than the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andre Sykula, Venkatesh Krishnan, Segundo Baldovino, Michael Whitney, David Franco, Maxime Baudouin, Xavier Bousset, William Terrasse, Theophile Jullien, Geoffroy Duplaix
  • Patent number: 10875505
    Abstract: The invention proposes a system (10) for wiping a vehicle window (12), comprising: at least one windscreen wiper blade (14) adapted to be driven by a drive arm (16) of the wiper system (10) with alternating movements sweeping at least one portion of the exterior surface of a window to be wiped between two positions at which the sweeping direction is reversed; a device (18) for spraying a liquid onto the exterior surface; a pump for feeding the sprayer device (18) with liquid; a circuit (CP) for controlling the feeding of the sprayer device (18) by the pump (38) as a function of the sweeping direction, characterized in that it includes a sensor (CA) of acceleration of the windscreen wiper that is carried by the windscreen wiper and that is connected to the control circuit (CP) in order to supply to the control circuit (CP) signals representing the value of the acceleration of the windscreen wiper (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20200339072
    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: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Stephane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20200298804
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a cylindrical sensor window defining an axis, and a tubular annular member fixed relative to the sensor window and substantially centered around the axis. The annular member includes a plurality of first nozzles and second nozzles arranged in an alternating pattern around the annular member. The first nozzles each have a direction of discharge in a radially inward and axial direction forming a first angle with the axis. The second nozzles each have a direction of discharge in a radially inward and axial direction forming a second angle with the axis, and the second angle is different than the first angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: ANDRE SYKULA, VENKATESH KRISHNAN, SEGUNDO BALDOVINO, MICHAEL WHITNEY, DAVID FRANCO, MAXIME BAUDOUIN, XAVIER BOUSSET, WILLIAM TERRASSE, THEOPHILE JULLIEN, GEOFFROY DUPLAIX
  • Patent number: 10518753
    Abstract: Adapter (126) for a windscreen wiper, particularly a motor vehicle windscreen wiper, the said adapter being intended to connect a wiper blade to a first end piece of a first driving arm of the lateral locking type and secured to a cylindrical rod defining an axis (Y) of articulation of the adapter with respect to the said blade, as well as a substantially U-shaped second end piece of a second driving arm, the said adapter comprising a longitudinal body comprising first and second lateral longitudinal walls (142a, 142b) that are substantially parallel and connected together by a transverse wall (144), the said body comprising at least one through-orifice (156) configured to accommodate the said cylindrical rod, characterized in that it further comprises rotation blocking means (170b) configured to collaborate with the said first end piece in order to secure the latter and the adapter in terms of rotation about the said axis (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 10486651
    Abstract: Adapter for a windscreen wiper (10), in particular a motor vehicle windscreen wiper, said adapter being intended to connect a wiper blade (12) to an end piece (28?) of a first driving arm (14?), of the laterally locking type that is secured to a cylindrical rod (33) that defines an articulation axis of the adapter with respect to said blade, said adapter comprising a longitudinal body comprising two substantially parallel first longitudinal lateral walls that are connected together by a transverse wall, said body being connected at one longitudinal end to a cowling (46) that has a transverse dimension larger than that of said body, characterized in that said cowling has a transverse orifice configured to receive said cylindrical rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: William Terrasse, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 10407029
    Abstract: Adapter for a windscreen wiper, in particular a motor vehicle windscreen wiper, said adapter being intended to connect a wiper blade (12) to an end piece (28?) of a first driving arm (14?), of the laterally locking type that is secured to a cylindrical rod (33) that defines an articulation axis of the adapter with respect to said blade, said adapter comprising a longitudinal body comprising two substantially parallel first longitudinal lateral wall that are connected together by a transverse wall, said body being connected at one longitudinal end to a cowling (46) that has a transverse dimension larger than said body, characterized in that said body has, at a longitudinal distance from said cowling, a transverse orifice (45) configured to receive said cylindrical rod, and in that said cowling comprises, on a first side of said adapter, a lateral face configured to cooperate with said end piece by bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: William Terrasse, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 10377348
    Abstract: The invention relates to a member 24, 26 for a system for connecting a wiper blade 12 to a windscreen wiper arm 14, this member comprising articulation means 80 configured in order to interact with first means 60 complementing a second member 26, 24 of the connection system in such a manner as to turn about at least one axis Y of articulation of the member vis-à-vis this second member, said member comprising centring and guide means 62, 82 configured in order to interact with second means 82, 62 complementing the second member in order to facilitate the mounting of the member in or on the second member, characterized in that said centring and guide means 62, 82 comprise at least two distinct and contiguous portions 62a, 62b, 82a, 62b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 10369971
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter 26 for connecting a wiper blade 12 to a driving arm, the adapter comprising two lateral longitudinal walls 42a, 42b spaced apart from one another so as to form therebetween at least one housing 45 configured in order to receive at least in part a connector 24 of the wiper blade, at least one of the lateral walls 42a, 42b comprising at least one hole 56, said lateral wall 42a, 42b further comprising a bearing means 54, 54a projecting from an external face 75 of the lateral wall 42a, 42b, characterized in that the bearing means 54, 54a is traversed by at least one hole 56, said bearing means 54, 54a being made as one with the external face 75 of the lateral wail 42a, 42b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20190031151
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) for a windscreen wiper, having a body (25) which is delimited by two external lateral faces (29a, 29b) and which is configured to be mounted in a complementary yoke (28) of a wiper arm having a pair of front locking pegs (44a) and an abutment surface (39) which cooperate with associated parts of the adapter, each of the lateral faces of the adapter (26) having a front locking notch (59) which receives a front locking peg (44b), and wherein the adapter (26) is provided with a resilient branch (62) bearing an unlocking button (64) which cooperates with the abutment surface (39), characterized in that the resilient branch (62) extends longitudinally beyond a transverse end face (27b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20190031152
    Abstract: The invention proposes an adapter (26) which is delimited by two external lateral faces and which is shaped so as to be mounted in a cap (28) of reverse U-shaped section, comprising a pair of front locking lugs (44a, 44b) which cooperate with the associated notches (59a, 59b) of the adapter (26) in order to fix the cap (28) to the adapter (26) in a dismantlable manner, each of the lateral faces (29a, 29b) of the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising a front locking notch (59a, 59b), each thereof being capable of receiving an associated front locking lug (44a, 44b) of the cap (28), and the body (25) of the adapter (26) comprising rear locking notches which are arranged at one end of a resilient branch (62a, 62b) of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Patrick Moneyron, Philippe Espinasse, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20190001929
    Abstract: The invention proposes a system (10) for wiping a vehicle window (12), comprising: at least one windscreen wiper blade (14) adapted to be driven by a drive arm (16) of the wiper system (10) with alternating movements sweeping at least one portion of the exterior surface of a window to be wiped between two positions at which the sweeping direction is reversed; a device (18) for spraying a liquid onto the exterior surface; a pump for feeding the sprayer device (18) with liquid; a circuit (CP) for controlling the feeding of the sprayer device (18) by the pump (38) as a function of the sweeping direction, characterized in that it includes a sensor (CA) of acceleration of the windscreen wiper that is carried by the windscreen wiper and that is connected to the control circuit (CP) in order to supply to the control circuit (CP) signals representing the value of the acceleration of the windscreen wiper (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 10011250
    Abstract: An adapter with flexible tongues for wiper systems is disclosed. The adapter has retractable locking buttons, each fixed to the end of a flexible tongue, that are disposed facing each other so that their respective tongues move toward each other on insertion of said adapter in said end fitting, said tongues being disposed so as to cross over during insertion of said adapter in said end fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Loic Roussel, William Terrasse
  • Patent number: 9751501
    Abstract: According to the invention, the assembly comprises a mechanical connector provided with two cylindrical protuberances and an adaptor (50) with two side walls (54, 55) each having a lateral orifice (54A, 55A), wherein the end of each cylindrical protuberance has at least one portion which is inclined in relation to the insertion direction of said mechanical connector, towards the inside of the adapter (50), and a portion (54B) of each side wall (54) has a cavity (54B), of which at least one inner surface (54C) is inclined in an increasing fashion from the end of said side wall (54) up to said corresponding lateral orifice (54A), and of which at least one lateral delimitation (54D, 54E) is inclined in relation to the plane formed by the axis of said corresponding lateral orifice (54A) and said insertion direction, in a decreasing fashion from the end of said side wall (54) up to said corresponding lateral orifice (54A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Loic Roussel, William Terrasse
  • Publication number: 20170136998
    Abstract: Adapter (126) for a windscreen wiper, particularly a motor vehicle windscreen wiper, the said adapter being intended to connect a wiper blade to a first end piece of a first driving arm of the lateral locking type and secured to a cylindrical rod defining an axis (Y) of articulation of the adapter with respect to the said blade, as well as a substantially U-shaped second end piece of a second driving arm, the said adapter comprising a longitudinal body comprising first and second lateral longitudinal walls (142a, 142b) that are substantially parallel and connected together by a transverse wall (144), the said body comprising at least one through-orifice (156) configured to accommodate the said cylindrical rod, characterized in that it further comprises rotation blocking means (170b) configured to collaborate with the said first end piece in order to secure the latter and the adapter in terms of rotation about the said axis (Y).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, William Terrasse