Arm-to-cleaning Element Connection Patents (Class 15/250.32)
  • Patent number: 11358568
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that enables windshield wiper blades to be replaced without the complexity of removing and reattaching adapters to the wiper arms with every wiper blade replacement cycle. The wiper blade adapter is reusable and stays connected to the windshield wiper arm while providing a simple connecting system that enables the attachment of the wiper blade to the base of the adapters. The adapters are made of engineered plastic that does not wear as quickly as the rubber squeegee and does not need to be replaced as often as the wiper blade. The reusable wiper blade adapter employs a simple mating connector on the wiper blade that provides for an intuitive motion to attach and detach from the base of the adapter thus providing for a simpler blade replacement process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Martin William Rosas, Subramaniam Shanmugham
  • Patent number: 11351965
    Abstract: Provided is a windshield wiper frame, including a main frame and two auxiliary frames, wherein the main frame is in the shape of an arch, and the main frame is of an elastic structure; and middle parts of the two auxiliary frames are movably connected to end parts at two ends of the main frame, respectively. When in use, a wiper arm is movably connected to a middle part of the main frame, and a wiper blade is fixed to the auxiliary frames. The windshield wiper frame is beneficial for guaranteeing a wiping effect of the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Shengzhu Wu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11330225
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus with improved assembly stability and clearance stability. The display apparatus includes a display unit and a stand connected to the display unit and supporting the display unit, wherein the stand includes a first stand member including a coupling protrusion, and a second stand member including a coupling groove in a shape corresponding to a shape of the coupling protrusion such that the coupling protrusion is inserted into the coupling groove, and coupled to the first stand member to form the stand, wherein the coupling protrusion is obliquely formed in a downward direction such that the first stand member and the second stand member coupled to each other in a diagonal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 11318913
    Abstract: The invention is based on a wiper blade adapter device with an adapter basic body (10) which is provided to be fixedly connected to a wiper blade component (12), and with an adapter unit (14) which is provided for releasable coupling to a wiper arm adapter (16), and wherein the adapter unit (14) is provided to be connected to the adapter basic body (10) via a latching connection. It is proposed that the adapter unit (14) comprises at least one latching means (18) for latching to the adapter basic body (10), said latching means being provided to be at least partially deflected in the direction of a longitudinal centre plane (22) of the adapter unit (14) during assembly with the adapter basic body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Barnabas Bencsik, Godelieve Kraemer, Koen Lammens, Stijn Truyens, Hubert Verelst, Marcello Bubba
  • Patent number: 11305737
    Abstract: A cleaning device (100), intended to spray at least one fluid towards a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of a sensor of an optical detection system, said cleaning device comprising at least one conveying body (1) and a delivery ramp (2) for delivering one or more cleaning and/or drying fluids, and attachment means (101) for attaching a connecting portion (20) of the delivery ramp (2) to an end of the conveying body (1). The attachment means (101) comprise an elastic interlocking assembly (102) and a foolproofing assembly (103) formed respectively by elements carried by the conveying body (1) and complementary elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Maxime Baudouin, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Thibaud Passerieux, Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille
  • Patent number: 11299131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiper blade assembling adapter, a wiper blade assembly, and a wiper apparatus. There is provided a wiper blade assembling adapter for coupling a wiper blade to a wiper arm, which has a distal end at which a plurality of coupling elements facing each other protrude inward from each side surface surrounding the adapter, the wiper blade assembling adapter including a main body part coupled to the wiper blade and a locking part rotatably provided in the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CAP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yun Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11247641
    Abstract: A wiper blade connector including a body member having a first side wall, a second wall, and a top surface extending between the first and second side walls and a connector securing structure, which may include a rivet passage and an arcuate rivet clip, the arcuate rivet clip extending substantially perpendicular to the rivet passage, and a wiper blade incorporating same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Vambi Raymundo Tolentino, Robert Peter Peers, Hiroshi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11235736
    Abstract: A rocker-type assembly device for a wiper includes a wiper fastening base (1), a connection base (2), and a control member (3). The wiper fastening base (1) is fixed to a wiper body (900) and has a shaft (11) and a buckling portion (12). The connection base (2) is combined with the wiper fastening base (1) and has a shaft groove (21) receiving the shaft (11). The connection base (2) swings in a rocker-like manner about the shaft (11) as a pivot. The swing arm (800) is assembled to the connection base (2). The control member (3) includes a buckling body (31) and swings together with the connection base (2) to drive the buckling body (31) to be engaged with the buckling portion (12) or disengaged from the buckling portion (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SCAN TOP ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Che-Wei Chang, Cheng-Kai Yang
  • Patent number: 11230268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiper blade assembling adapter, a wiper blade assembly, and a wiper apparatus. There is provided a wiper blade assembling adapter for coupling a wiper blade to a wiper arm, which has an arm part configured to rotate about a proximal end and a cover part coupled to a distal end of the arm part, wherein a coupling element protrudes inward from a lower side of a rear end at a side surface of the cover part, the wiper blade assembling adapter including a main body part coupled to the wiper blade and a locking part rotatably provided in the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CAP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Myoung Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11208075
    Abstract: A sensor enclosure comprising a domed cover and a base. The base can be encased by the domed cover. The base comprises an inner frame, an outer frame, one or more wipers, and a powertrain. The inner frame can provide surfaces for one or more sensors. The outer frame, disposed underneath the inner frame, the outer frame includes a slewing ring. The slewing ring comprises an inner ring to which the domed cover is attached and an outer ring attached to the outer frame. The one or more wipers extends vertically from the outer frame, each wiper having a first end attached to the outer frame and a second end attached to a support ring, and each wiper making a contact with the dome cover. The powertrain, disposed within the outer frame, configured to rotate the ring and the dome cover attached to the inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongnan Hu, Zuoteng Chen, Nengxiu Deng, Cheng Jin, Kai Chen, Yubo Zhang, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng
  • 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: 11208077
    Abstract: Disclosed is a one-touch slide assembly type wiper blade in which a rail spring is coupled to an upper part of a rubber blade, a base cover is formed, in the longitudinal direction thereof, at the center of the rubber blade including the rail spring, and right and left spoilers are respectively assembled at both right and left parts of the base cover, wherein one or more bracket-shaped grip parts are formed on the bottom surface of the base cover respectively at the front side and the rear side thereof, and then the base cover is slidingly assembled in a state in which bidirectional movement can be freely performed using grip parts, and the right and left positions of the base cover, which is slidingly assembled, are fixed by the right and left spoilers, which are respectively coupled to the both side parts of the base cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GOS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Su Yeun Goh
  • 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: 11167729
    Abstract: A wiper blade and a wiper. The wiper blade comprises a wiping strip and a connection structure, the connection structure comprising: an adapter fixed to the wiping strip, the adapter comprising a first side part and a second side part which are opposite each other, with a first surface and a second surface being disposed on the first side part and the second side part respectively; a connector, the interior of the connector having an opening, a foolproofing part facing the second surface, and a hole in communication with the opening; when the connector is fitted to the adapter in an opposite direction, the first surface obstructs the foolproofing part and the shaft cannot be hinged into the hole via the opening. The foolproofing part can prevent a wiper arm from being fitted to the wiper blade incorrectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Taixiang Vehicle Replace Parts (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles Zhang, Xianfeng Wang
  • 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: 11136002
    Abstract: A wiper blade is presented having a wiper strip, a primary frame, and a pair of secondary frames. The primary frame having a connection device capable of connecting the wiper blade to a wiper arm disposed on a top side of the primary frame, and a connection structure disposed, on opposite ends of the primary frame. The pair of secondary frame, each have a central pivot connection portion and two leg portions extending from the central pivot connection portion, a pivot structure disposed on the central pivot connection portion of the secondary frames wherein the pivot structure of the secondary frames are connected to the connection structures on the ends of the primary frame. A wiper blade is also presented having a wiper strip, a force distribution structure having opposite ends, and a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Peter Peers, Vambi Raymundo Tolentino
  • 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: 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: 11110898
    Abstract: A wiper blade assembly for a windshield wiper. In one embodiment, the wiper blade assembly includes a connector mounted on a blade support element. The connector has a receiving portion shaped to receive a first part of the end portion of a wiper arm and further has a securing portion shaped to secure a second part of the end portion of the wiper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Valeo North America, Inc., Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Fink, Wolfgang Scholl, Gerhard Schremmer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11040705
    Abstract: A connector for a windshield wiper, and a wiper blade assembly including same, that accommodates slotted receiving portions of windshield wiper arms. The connector for connecting a windshield wiper assembly to a wiper arm may have a peripheral wall having at least two opposing peripheral side walls and a top surface extending from one of the two opposing peripheral side walls to the other. The opposing peripheral side walls may each have a guide pin aligned with one another and sized to be capable of slidably engaging slots of windshield wiper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11027705
    Abstract: The windscreen wiper device includes a wiper element and a least one carrier element. The wiper device also includes a connecting device, which includes a base and a joint part. The joint part has a top wall that extends in a lateral direction between a pair of side walls. The joint part also has a button configuration for lockingly attaching the connecting device with at least two different types of oscillating wiper arms. The button configuration includes first and second buttons, each of which is attached with the side walls via resilient strips. The resilient strips extend directly from the side walls to the buttons. The resilient strips bias the buttons into raised positions wherein the buttons project above the top walls. The resilient strips also allow the buttons to move to a pressed position wherein a top surface of the respective button is generally flush with the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: David Reyes Lopez, Miguel Angel Gallegos, Esteban Figueroa Ortiz, Miguel Gutierrez, Jesus Yee
  • Patent number: 11007982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device (10) comprising a wiper blade adapter (12) having at least one first wiper blade adapter element (14) and at least one second wiper blade adapter element (16), which mounted such that it can pivot relative to the first wiper blade adapter element (14) in at least one mounted state, and comprising a wiper arm adapter (18), which is coupled to the second wiper blade adapter element (16) in the mounted state. According to the invention, the wiper blade adapter (12) has a security unit (20), which is provided to allow a removal of the wiper arm adapter (18) from the wiper blade adapter (12) exclusively in at least one removal pivot position of the wiper arm adapter (18) relative to the first wiper blade adapter element (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10974698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper connector assembly (10) for a vehicle (1), comprising a wiper blade connector part (12) and a wiper arm connector part (14), wherein one of the wiper arm connector part and the wiper blade connector part is a male connector (22) and the other one a female connector (24) for connecting the wiper blade connector part to the wiper arm connector part, wherein the male connector (22) has a biased protrusion (15) extending from an exterior (23) of the male connector in a radial direction (R) of the male connector and having a visual indicator portion (16), said male connector further comprising a user-operable arm (18) configured to cooperate with the biased protrusion and having a tab portion (19) reachable by a user from an outside of the male connector; the female connector (24) defines an interior surface (25) and comprises a groove (40) disposed on the interior surface, said groove defining a path (41) for the biased protrusion of the male connector and having a groove end (45)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sara Engdal
  • Patent number: 10967838
    Abstract: A variable curvature wiper comprises a wiper arm with a first and second distal ends. The first distal end is pivotally supported on a pivot post. A flexible wiper blade has a first end, a second end and a mounting hub. The mounting hub is pivotally attached to the second distal end of the wiper arm. A first push rod includes a first end attached to the first end of the wiper blade and a second end attached to a push rod pivot point. The push rod pivot point is spaced from the pivot post axis. Pivotal motion of the wiper arm about the pivot post axis in a first direction causes the first push rod to push against the first end and flex the wiper blade. Pivotal motion of the wiper arm about the pivot post axis in a second direction causes the first push rod to pull the first end of the wiper blade back toward a flat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Houck, James G. Gobart
  • Patent number: 10953854
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adapter assembly coupled to a clamp of the center of a wiper, configured by providing an arm-coupling adapter of which the lower part is coupled to a center base cover by a hinge so as to allow the adapter to freely rotate at a predetermined angle, the upper part has a hook arm assembling part, which enables a hook arm bent in a hook shape to be fit-assembled thereto, and the center part has an arm pin assembling groove penetrated in the longitudinal direction; and additionally assembling, at the rear side of the arm-coupling adapter, a rear top clip member for covering a portion of the rear of the adapter and, simultaneously, uniformly pressing the upper part of the arm when the hook arm or a side lock arm is coupled, such that the clip member prevents separation and ensures stable positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Su Yeun Goh
  • Patent number: 10933843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper device comprising a wiper blade adapter (10), which comprises at least one coupling unit (12) provided to produce a connection with at least two different wiper arm adapters (14, 16, 18, 20, 22), and at least one external unit (24) and at least one internal unit (26) which is at least partially embraced by the outer unit (24), which jointly delimit at least partially a receiving space (28) for the wiper arm adapters (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) and which are arranged at least substantially immovably relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 10906510
    Abstract: The windscreen wiper device includes a wiper element and a carrier element. The windscreen wiper device also includes a connecting device which has a base and a joint part. The joint part has a top wall that extends in a lateral direction between a pair of side walls. The joint part also includes a button configuration for lockingly attaching the connecting device with at least two different types of oscillating wiper arms. The button configuration includes a first button and a second button. The button configuration also includes a pin that is spaced below the top wall and that extends in the lateral direction between the side walls. The first button is attached with the pin on one longitudinal side of the pin, and the second button is attached with the pin on an opposite longitudinal side of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: David Reyes Lopez, Miguel Angel Gallegos, Esteban Figueroa Ortiz, Miguel Gutierrez, Jesus Yee
  • Patent number: 10836360
    Abstract: The windscreen wiper device includes a wiper element and a carrier element. A base of a connecting device is fixedly attached with the carrier element, and a joint part is pivotably attached with the base. The joint part has a top wall and a pair of side walls and a button configuration for locking attachment with different types of oscillating arms. The button configuration includes a first button and a pair of resilient strips that extend from the side walls to the first button and bias the first button into a raised position. The resilient strips also allow the first button to move to a pressed position. A second button is attached with the first button, and the second button is pivotable about a living hinge from a first position, wherein the second button projects above the top wall, to a second position wherein the second button is recessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: David Reyes Lopez, Miguel Angel Gallegos, Esteban Figueroa Ortiz, Miguel Gutierrez, Jesus Yee
  • Patent number: 10836361
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter (13) designed to connect a wiper blade (1) to a drive arm (2) of a windscreen wiping system (3) for vehicles, the adapter (13) being outfitted with at least one locking means (18) designed to lock the adapter (13) in a terminal portion (11) of the drive arm (2), the adapter (13) comprising a pivoting means (27) of the locking means (18), characterized in that the adapter (13) comprises a portion (40) at least partially bounding off a volume (26) of the adapter (13), the locking means (18) comprising at least one appendage (39) which extends into the inside of the volume (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Guillaume Mouleyre
  • Patent number: 10829092
    Abstract: A wiper blade with a modular mounting base, having a wiper strip and a primary frame. The primary frame may be provided with a recessed portion having a base portion, a proximal end and a distal end, and may further be provided with a projection disposed on the proximal end, and with receiving holes on the base portion. The primary frame is capable of securing a mounting base having a bottom, a proximal end and a distal end such that one or more locking legs descending from the bottom of the mounting base can engage the receiving holes in the bottom portion of the primary frame, and such that the projection on the proximal portion of the recessed portion engages a guiding channel on the proximal end of the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Peter Peers, Hiroshi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10829093
    Abstract: The invention concerns an adapter (2) intended to be fitted to an end part of a drive arm, the adapter (2) comprising at least one front part (11), at least one section of which is U-shaped, and at least one rear part (12), at least one section of which is U-shaped, characterized in that the front part (11) and the rear part (12) are hinged together via a hinge means (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 10814836
    Abstract: The invention has as its object an adapter (100) intended to attach a wiper blade to a drive arm of a wiper system for a motor vehicle, the adapter (100) including a head (1) and a body (2) which extend, one as an extension of the other, in a longitudinal direction (Ox) of the adapter (100), the adapter (100) comprising a means of connection (6) in rotation to a connector (8) that is integral with the wiper blade, the head (1) and the body (2) of the adapter (100) each being formed at least by an upper wall (10, 20), from which at least two lateral flanks (11a, 11b, 21a, 21b) emerge so as to define an internal volume (101) into which the connector (8) is capable of extending, the body (2) of the adapter (100) comprising at least one means of engagement (3) to engage the adapter (100) with a yoke (500) of the drive arm (5), characterized in that the head (1) of the adapter (100) includes a second means of engagement (4) defining at least one housing (400) capable of accepting both an upper wall (50) of the yok
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Olivier Jomard
  • Patent number: 10780863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cap (17) which is configured to be assembled with a terminal segment (9) of a windscreen wiper arm (5) which is configured to be connected to a windscreen wiper (3), said terminal segment (19having a longitudinal end (11) bearing a transverse pin (13) which is configured to define a pivot axis of the windscreen wiper (3), the cap (17) comprising: an upper part (171) which is configured to cover the terminal segment (9) of the windscreen wiper arm (5) in the assembled state of the cap (17) on said terminal segment (9), a lower part (173), and at least one fixing means (23) which is configured to cooperate with the transverse pin (13). According to the invention, the lower part (173) of the cap (17) comprises at least one support means (19) which is produced integrally with the cap (17) and which is configured to cooperate with the terminal segment (9) of the windscreen wiper arm (5) for the assembly of the cap (17) with the terminal segment (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Giuseppe Grasso, Guillaume Barret
  • Patent number: 10744978
    Abstract: An adapter for attaching to a wiper arm attachment member having a track defined by a base and walls depending therefrom, a bent tab extending outwardly from the base, and fins that extend from the walls. The adapter has a body with a first and second ends. A stop wall formed at the first end abuts the track. A pair of outer walls extend between the first and second ends. A strap connects the outer walls for engaging the base. A pair of inner walls are spaced laterally between the outer walls and are arranged at least partially under the strap. A cantilevered finger extends from each of the inner walls with a tab formed adjacent to the second end. The tabs extend away from each other and are arranged to engage respective fins to prevent movement between the adapter and the attachment member when the stop wall abuts the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander McGee, Mitica Polocoser, Valentin Avasiloaie, Kyle Moll
  • Patent number: 10730484
    Abstract: An adapter (9) designed to connect a wiper blade to a drive arm of a wiping system for a motor vehicle, the adapter (9) extending primarily along a longitudinal axis (X) and comprising at least a body (24) having two sides (26) joined together, at least partially, by a bridge of material (27), a head (23) forming a first longitudinal end of the adapter (9), a rear portion (25) forming a second longitudinal end of the adapter (9) opposite the first longitudinal end with respect to the body (24), a flexible tongue (34) emerging from the body (24) of the adapter (9) and a knob (16) emerging from the flexible tongue (34), this knob (16) being configured to block the adapter (9) in a terminal portion of the drive arm of the wiping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Vaelo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Guillaume Mouleyre, Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher
  • Patent number: 10723323
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device (1) of the flat blade type, particularly for automobiles, includes an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade (2) of a flexible material, which can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped. The wiper blade includes at least one longitudinal groove (3), in which groove at least one longitudinal strip (4) of the carrier element is disposed. A connecting device (5) is connected to the flexible material of the wiper blade by at least one pin (14), that cooperates with a recess (21) provided along an exterior edge of the longitudinal strip in order to limit any movement of the wiper blade in longitudinal direction thereof relative to the longitudinal strip at the location of the interconnection of the connecting device and the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Trico Belgium SA
    Inventors: Daniel Boudjenah, Xavier Boland
  • Patent number: 10703338
    Abstract: A streamlined flat windscreen wiper for a vehicle is disclosed. The flat wiper includes a longitudinal wiper blade, at least one longitudinal stiffening member, a longitudinal member for retaining the wiper blade and the stiffening member, a longitudinal streamlined portion including two terminal caps and a central mounting extending between the terminal caps and being connected thereto. The mounting includes means for fixing to the stiffening member or to the member for retaining the stiffening member, and each cap includes means for guiding in translation terminal parts of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat, Eric Poton
  • Patent number: 10688968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a windshield wiper device (100) for a vehicle having a fastening element (52), in particular a motor vehicle. The windshield wiper device (100) comprises a mounting element (40), which is designed to be mounted on the fastening element (52), and a wiper blade (2) having an elongated upper part (10) and an elongated lower part (12), which parts are at least partially flexible. Furthermore, a plurality of connection elements (18) for connecting the upper part (10) and the lower part (12) are provided, wherein the connection elements (18) are spaced apart from one another along a longitudinal extension (8) of the wiper blade (2). The connection elements (18) are configured to allow a movement of the upper part (10) and the lower part (12) relative to one another with a motion component along a longitudinal extension (8) of the wiper blade (2). The wiper blade (2) further comprises a fastening part (20) on the wiper-blade side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Hackl, Peter Deak, Michael Weiler
  • Patent number: 10632973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a windshield wiper device (100) for a vehicle having a fastening element (32) and a mounting unit (110) configured to be mounted to the fastening element (32), wherein the mounting unit (110) has a first engagement means (116). The windshield wiper device (100) comprises a wiper blade (2) having a longitudinal extension (8), wherein on the wiper blade side, the wiper blade (2) has a fastening part (120) having a second engagement means (124). The mounting unit (110) and the fastening part (120) on the wiper blade side can be inserted into each other, at least partially, by a movement substantially along the longitudinal extension (8) of the wiper blade (2). The first engagement means (116) and the second engagement means (124) are designed to engage each other whenever the mounting unit (110) and the fastening part (120) on the wiper blade side are inserted into each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Weiler, Peter Deak, Viktor Hackl
  • Patent number: 10618500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover 20 intended to lock a shaft 2a securely to a driving arm and a connector 8 that carries a wiper 1, the cover 20 extending along a main longitudinal axis X and having at least two longitudinal flanks 25, each longitudinal flank 25 having an open slot 29 delimited at a first longitudinal end by an end wall 29e and at a second longitudinal end by an opening 29c for receiving the shaft 2a, said cover 20 being characterized in that said opening 29c is formed opposite said end wall 29e. Application to motor vehicles, in particular to the wiping of a rear window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vale Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Eric Poton, Vincent Gaucher, Stéphane Houssat
  • Patent number: 10611343
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a windshield wiper assembly configured to be easily assembled to a driving arm equipped in a vehicle. In the windshield wiper assembly, an adaptor is provided with a first coupling part, into which a side pin protruding from the side surface of the driving arm is inserted, and a first entrance of the first coupling part, into which the side pin is inserted, is open upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: ALBEREE PRODUCTS, INC., API KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Albert Lee, Choon Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 10611342
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a windshield wiper assembly that is capable of securely holding a spoiler, thereby preventing poor operation of a wiping rubber member. In the windshield wiper assembly, a base part, formed at one end of the spoiler to support the wiping rubber member, is inserted into an end cap through an outer plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: ALBEREE PRODUCTS, INC., API KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Albert Lee, Choon Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 10604117
    Abstract: The windscreen wiper device includes a longitudinally extending wiper element that is made of an elastomeric material. A carrier element, which includes at least one pre-curved longitudinal strip, operably supports the wiper element. The wiper device also includes a connector device with a first piece and with a second piece. A joint part is also provided, and the joint part is connectable with the second piece of the connector device and is configured for attachment with an oscillating wiper arm. The second piece includes a pair of prongs which extend through aligned openings in the first piece and the at least one longitudinal strip. Ends of the prongs are plastically deformed to lock the first and second pieces of the connector device with the at least one pre-curved longitudinal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventors: Jesus Yee, David Reyes
  • Patent number: 10583811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector (3) for assembling a drive arm of a motor vehicle to a windscreen wiper (2), said connector (3) comprising: a connection device (15) designed to interact with a base (10) of a windscreen wiper (2) to reversibly secure the connector (3) to the windscreen wiper (2), a side interface (16) on a side wall (17) of the connection device (15), said interface (16) comprising a second transverse pin (18) designed to be connected to a drive arm, characterized in that the connection device (15) comprises: a first member (26) designed to interact with a housing (11) in the base (10) of the windscreen wiper (2), the first member (26) being connected to the side wall (17) by at least one bridge (23), and at least one side locking tab (22a, 22b) projecting perpendicularly from the side wall (17) in the direction of the housing (11), the side locking tab (22a, 22b) being designed to interact with a side edge (24) of the windscreen wiper (2) arranged on the opposite side to the ho
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Houssat, Vincent Gaucher, Eric Poton
  • Patent number: 10576938
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type, particularly for automobiles, comprising an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade of the flexible material, which can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped, which wiper blade includes at least one longitudinal groove, in which groove at least one longitudinal strip of the carrier element is disposed, which windscreen wiper device comprises a connecting device for an oscillating arm, wherein said oscillating arm can be pivotally connected to the connecting device about ta pivot axis near one end thereof. The connecting device is connected to the wiper blade at at least two location spaced-apart in the longitudinal direction of said wiper blade in order to evenly distribute a force exerted by the oscillating arm onto the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Trico Belgium SA
    Inventor: Xavier Boland