Patents by Inventor Xavier Bousset

Xavier Bousset 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: 11167730
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly (5, 8) formed of an end-piece (8) and a wiper rubber (5) which constitute a wiper blade (1), the wiper rubber (5) comprising at least one heel (5a) and a friction zone (5g), the friction zone (5g) being capable of coming into contact with a surface to be wiped, the end-piece (8) comprising a first receiver (21) which is configured to receive a first end (31) of a flexible support (6) of the wiper blade (1), and a second receiver (22) into which the heel (5a) of the wiper rubber (5) extends, the two receivers (21, 22) being superposed in a plane passing through the heel (5a) and through the friction zone (5g), the end-piece (8) comprising a means of attachment (19) to the wiper rubber (5) integrally formed with the end-piece (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Carraro, Guillaume Barret, Xavier Bousset, Christophe Chassaing
  • Patent number: 11155242
    Abstract: The invention relates to an end piece for a wiper blade, extending longitudinally between a bottom wall and an inlet for inserting a structural element of the wiper blade into the end piece, said end piece comprising at least one first receiving element designed to receive a wiper blade, a second receiving element designed to receive the structural element, and a third receiving element into which a means for attaching the end piece to the structural element extends, the first receiving element and the second receiving element being arranged one above the other in a longitudinal plane (P) of the end piece, characterised in that the attaching means comprises a lug which is flexible around a vertical axis (Z?) parallel to the longitudinal plane (P), the flexible lug having an “L” shape, at least one limb of which extends towards an edge defining the third receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Barret, Xavier Bousset, Denis Thebault
  • 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: 11124160
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device, for a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, includes at least one hollow conveying body (5) for the cleaning fluid, closed at an upstream end by an inlet flange (12) and accommodating a movable piston (8) which is configured so as to slide in said hollow conveying body (5). The hollow conveying body additionally accommodates a rod (14) which extends jutting out from the inlet flange and around which the movable piston is capable of sliding, the movable piston and the rod being configured so as to allow the fluid to flow between them from the inlet flange to the distribution element. A heating element (22) is arranged on the rod (14), between said rod and the movable piston (8), such that the fluid flowing between the rod and the movable piston is set to flow in contact with the heating element (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Patent number: 10981545
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device is intended for projecting at least one cleaning and/or drying fluid onto a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of an optical sensor of an optical detection system. The cleaning device includes at least one fluid distribution element, rendered movable, along an axis of elongation (X) and at the end of a movable piston between a retracted first position and an extended second position for cleaning and/or drying. The fluid distribution element comprises a distribution bar (4) inside which a fluid distribution channel (56) extends and the distribution bar is equipped with a heating device (60) integrated at least in part into the distribution bar in order to heat the fluid passing through said distribution channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • 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
  • 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: 10919501
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device, for a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, includes at least one hollow conveying body (5) for the cleaning fluid, closed at an upstream end by an inlet flange (12) and accommodating a movable piston (8) which is configured so as to slide in said hollow conveying body (5). The hollow conveying body (5) additionally accommodates a rod (14) which extends jutting out from the inlet flange and around which the movable piston is capable of sliding, the movable piston and/or the rod being configured so as to allow the fluid to flow between them from the inlet flange to the distribution element. The rod comprises a heating device (22), which comprises at least one heating element (24) extending in the interior of a heat conducting tube (26), along the axis of elongation (X) of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200094787
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly (5, 8) formed of an end-piece (8) and a wiper rubber (5) which constitute a wiper blade (1), the wiper rubber (5) comprising at least one heel (5a) and a friction zone (5g), the friction zone (5g) being capable of coming into contact with a surface to be wiped, the end-piece (8) comprising a first receiver (21) which is configured to receive a first end (31) of a flexible support (6) of the wiper blade (1), and a second receiver (22) into which the heel (5a) of the wiper rubber (5) extends, the two receivers (21, 22) being superposed in a plane passing through the heel (5a) and through the friction zone (5g), the end-piece (8) comprising a means of attachment (19) to the wiper rubber (5) integrally formed with the end-piece (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Carraro, Guillaume Barret, Xavier Bousset, Christophe Chassaing
  • Publication number: 20200047716
    Abstract: The invention relates to an end piece for a wiper blade, extending longitudinally between a bottom wall and an inlet for inserting a structural element of the wiper blade into the end piece, said end piece comprising at least one first receiving element designed to receive a wiper blade, a second receiving element designed to receive the structural element, and a third receiving element into which a means for attaching the end piece to the structural element extends, the first receiving element and the second receiving element being arranged one above the other in a longitudinal plane (P) of the end piece, characterised in that the attaching means comprises a lug which is flexible around a vertical axis (Z?) parallel to the longitudinal plane (P), the flexible lug having an “L” shape, at least one limb of which extends towards an edge defining the third receiving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Guillaume Barret, Xavier Bousset, Denis Thebault
  • Patent number: 10276991
    Abstract: Electrical, hydraulic and mechanical connectors for a windscreen wiper of a vehicle are disclosed. The electrical connector includes a body bearing electrical plugs and detachable fixing means which are configured to cooperate with the mechanical connector. The hydraulic connector does not comprise such means and is fixed to the mechanical connector solely by the interlocking of its small tubes in the mechanical connector. The mechanical connector comprises two substantially parallel tabs having at their free ends notches for the fixing means of the electrical connector to be resiliently clipped thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systémes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Gérald Caillot, Vincent Izabel, Jean-Michel Jarasson, Guillaume Barret, Xavier Bousset, Denis Thebault
  • Patent number: 10239499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection device (7) suitable for connecting a wiper blade to a wiper arm, including at least one means (8) for rigid connection onto the wiper blade and a means (26) for linking to the wiper arm, said connection device (7) also including at least one duct (9) in which a washing liquid can circulate, and which extends in the longitudinal direction (OX) in which the wiper blade extends, characterized in that it includes at least one area (20) arranged along the duct (9) for distributing of a plurality of openings (21) for spraying the washing liquid. The invention can be used for motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Denis Thebault, Xavier Bousset
  • Publication number: 20180304863
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device is intended for projecting at least one cleaning and/or drying fluid onto a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of an optical sensor of an optical detection system. The cleaning device includes at least one fluid distribution element, rendered movable, along an axis of elongation (X) and at the end of a movable piston between a retracted first position and an extended second position for cleaning and/or drying. The fluid distribution element comprises a distribution bar (4) inside which a fluid distribution channel (56) extends and the distribution bar is equipped with a heating device (60) integrated at least in part into the distribution bar in order to heat the fluid passing through said distribution channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Publication number: 20180304862
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device, for a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, includes at least one hollow conveying body (5) for the cleaning fluid, closed at an upstream end by an inlet flange (12) and accommodating a movable piston (8) which is configured so as to slide in said hollow conveying body (5). The hollow conveying body (5) additionally accommodates a rod (14) which extends jutting out from the inlet flange and around which the movable piston is capable of sliding, the movable piston and/or the rod being configured so as to allow the fluid to flow between them from the inlet flange to the distribution element. The rod comprises a heating device (22), which comprises at least one heating element (24) extending in the interior of a heat conducting tube (26), along the axis of elongation (X) of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Publication number: 20180304861
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device, for a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, includes at least one hollow conveying body (5) for the cleaning fluid, closed at an upstream end by an inlet flange (12) and accommodating a movable piston (8) which is configured so as to slide in said hollow conveying body (5). The hollow conveying body additionally accommodates a rod (14) which extends jutting out from the inlet flange and around which the movable piston is capable of sliding, the movable piston and the rod being configured so as to allow the fluid to flow between them from the inlet flange to the distribution element. A heating element (22) is arranged on the rod (14), between said rod and the movable piston (8), such that the fluid flowing between the rod and the movable piston is set to flow in contact with the heating element (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Patent number: 10106129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support mount (10) for a windscreen wiper, said mount (10) comprising a body of longitudinal principal orientation (X), said body comprising first means designed to receive a curving vertebra (20) and second means designed to hold a deflector (30) of said wiper, characterized in that said second means comprise notches (50) making it easier for said vertebra to curve. The invention also relates to a windscreen wiper comprising such a mount (10). The invention also relates to a wiping system comprising such a wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Denis Thebault, Xavier Bousset, Giuseppe Grasso, Gérald Caillot
  • Patent number: 10077029
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly (80) comprising an end fitting (11) that is able to be attached to a longitudinal end of a wiper (70), and also a device (12) for spraying a liquid, said end fitting (11) and said spraying device (12) being two separate pieces that are mechanically connected. According to the invention, said end fitting (11) comprises a cavity (18) which receives a means (41) for securing the spraying device (12) to the end fitting (11). The invention also relates to a wiper (70) comprising an assembly (80) according to the invention and to a method for mounting such an assembly (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Xavier Bousset, Gérald Caillot, Grégory Kolanowski
  • Patent number: 10077025
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter (9) for connecting a windscreen wiper blade (1) to a drive arm (3) of a wiper system, said adapter (9) being configured to be connected to a connector (8) with a degree of freedom in pivoting about an axis of articulation, said connector (8) being fixed to the blade (1), said adapter (9) comprising means for keeping in a nominal position of immobilization on the arm, said adapter (9) being configured to be immobilized, in a direction known as the direction of retraction, situated in a plane perpendicular to the axis of articulation, in a safety position, should said retaining means (20) fail. According to the invention, the adapter (9) is configured to be guided by the arm (3) in a translational movement, in said direction of retraction, from said nominal position to said safety position and/or to have a direction of deliberate disengagement from the arm starting from a position located between the two, nominal and safety positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Xavier Bousset, Giuseppe Grasso
  • Patent number: D870013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Xavier Bousset, Giuseppe Grasso