Specific Joint, Hinge, Or Pivot Patents (Class 15/250.46)
  • Patent number: 11292434
    Abstract: A wiper device is disclosed. The wiper device coupled to a wiper arm to remove a foreign substance of the present invention includes a contact member configured to wipe off the foreign substance; a lever structure configured to press the contact member to be in contact with a windshield and having a plurality of levers connected in a multi-level structure from the wiper arm to the contact member; and an adapter configured to be coupled to the lever structure and connected to the wiper arm, wherein at least one lever of the plurality of levers is formed to have less width or equal width to that of a lower lever, based on the multi-level structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CAP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Myoung-Yeon Kim, Jae-Yong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10723322
    Abstract: A wiper blade is presented having a wiper strip, a force distribution structure having opposite ends, the wiper strip connected to the force distribution structure, and a cover, wherein the cover is made from a hydrophobic material, a material exhibiting hydrophobic properties, or a material having a water contact angle that is greater than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: William Young, Robert Peter Peers, Vambi Raymundo Tolentino
  • Patent number: 9616854
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a wiper blade to a wiper arm includes an adaptor adapted to be mounted to the wiper blade, the adaptor including a base wall and a plurality of side walls extending upwardly from the base wall, and a plurality of hinge pins extending outwardly from the side walls, and a coupler for connection to the wiper arm, the coupler including a base wall, a plurality of side walls depending from the base wall, and a plurality of openings extending into the side walls to receive the hinge pins to allow the coupler and the adaptor to be connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventor: Valentin Avasiloaie
  • Patent number: 9421948
    Abstract: The invention is based on a wiper blade (10) with a supporting bracket system which can be connected to a wiper arm in an articulated manner and has at least one main bracket (12, 24) and a plurality of secondary brackets (24, 28) which are connected pivotably to one another by means of joints (20, 26), wherein, in the region of at least one joint (20, 26), the main bracket (12, 24) has a U-shaped cross-sectional profile, the side walls (18, 44) of which laterally enclose the secondary brackets (24, 28), and, on the insides of the side walls (44), has pivots (50) which, together with lateral clip cutouts (54) on the secondary bracket (28), form a clip connection and a bearing point, while the secondary bracket (28) is supported via a rolling bearing (34, 66) on a top wall (58) of the main bracket (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Inigo Op't Roodt, David Van Baelen
  • Patent number: 9333947
    Abstract: A method of making a windscreen wiper device is provided. The method includes the step of preparing a wiper strip and at least one carrier element in engagement with the wiper strip. The at least one carrier element extends in a longitudinal direction between opposite ends to bias the wiper strip into a predetermined configuration. The method proceeds with sliding a first component of a frame structure onto one of the ends of the at least one carrier element and sliding a second component of the frame structure onto one of the ends of the carrier element. The method continues with the step of coupling the first and second components of the frame structure with one another only after the first and second components are both slid into engagement with the at least one carrier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Oslizlo, Dennis E. Cox
  • Patent number: 9260083
    Abstract: An automobile wiper includes a fixed frame, a swing arm, a first pressing wing, a swing casing, a second pressing wing and a wiper blade. The fixed frame includes a fixed base and a fixed arm installed at the bottom of the fixed base, and the swing arm is pivotally coupled to a side of the fixed arm, and the first pressing wing is combined with an end of the swing arm, and the swing casing is coupled to the other end of the swing arm, and the second pressing wing is pivotally coupled to the swing casing, and the wiper blade is combined with the bottom of the first pressing wing and the second pressing wing, and the wiper blade is pressed by the first pressing wing and the second pressing wing and engaged flatly with a glass surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SCAN TOP ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Yang, Chuan-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 9233665
    Abstract: A wiper blade. In one aspect, the wiper blade includes a wiper strip which directly wipes a wiping surface; a lever assembly which supports the wiper strip; and a cover which receives the lever assembly, wherein the lever assembly supports six points of the wiper strip by means of a pair of first levers, each of which supports two points of the wiper strip, and a pair of second levers, each of which is hinge-coupled to the first lever, is coupled to the cover and supports one point of the wiper strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KCW CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Kyeong Kim, Kwan Hee Kim, Jae Hyuck An
  • Patent number: 9211869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade (10) for cleaning vehicle windows, with a wiper blade body (11) connected to a wiper blade adapter (13), wherein the wiper blade adapter (13) consists of an adapter element (18) on the wiper arm side and an adapter element (17) on the wiper blade side, which are arranged pivotably with respect to one another in an axis (19), and with a distributor element (30; 30a) arranged pivotably in the axis (19) for a washing fluid connection and/or an electrical connection for the wiper blade body (11), wherein the distributor element (30; 30a) is received between two side walls (24, 25) of the adapter element (17) on the wiper blade side, wherein an aperture (26, 27), round in cross-section, is formed respectively on the two side walls (24, 25) of the adapter element (17) on the wiper blade side, aligned to the axis (19), and wherein the distributor element (30; 30a) on the side facing the side wall (24, 25) respectively has a conical bearing extension (37; 37a, 38; 38a), which en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Michael Schaeuble
  • Patent number: 9193334
    Abstract: A yoke lever includes an upper wall and two side walls. The upper wall includes an elongated hole, and the side wall includes a pivot coupled portion. A secondary lever includes an insertion coupling portion to be inserted and coupled to the elongated hole from the upper side. The insertion coupling portion includes an insertion tube portion having two opposing side walls, which face the inner surfaces of the side wall of the yoke lever, and two end walls, which connect the longitudinal ends of the opposing side walls. A pivot coupling portion projects from a longitudinally central portion of the opposing side wall to engage the pivot coupled portion while permitting pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichirou Amano
  • Patent number: 9193335
    Abstract: A wiper blade for cleaning vehicle windows is disclosed. The wiper blade includes a wiper blade body extending in a wiper blade longitudinal axis, with a wiper rubber and a wiper blade adapter on the wiper blade body. The wiper blade adapter forms a mechanical connection, constructed as detent connection, of the wiper blade to a wiper arm adapter arranged on a wiper arm. The wiper blade adapter and the wiper arm adapter are connected to or released from one another at least substantially in a direction which extends perpendicularly to the wiper blade longitudinal axis. Spring are provided on the wiper blade adapter and/or on the wiper arm adapter, which provide an initial spring tension when the wiper blade is mounted on the wiper arm, and bring about a releasing force between the wiper arm adapter and the wiper blade adapter when the detent connection is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Michael Schaeuble, Bruno Egner-Walter
  • Patent number: 9009910
    Abstract: A windshield wiper (1) with an even pressing force is connected to a driving arm (2) and includes a primary wiper frame (10), two auxiliary wiper frames (20), connecting frames (30), and a wiper blade (40). The primary wiper frame (10) includes a fixing base (11) connected to the driving arm (2). The auxiliary wiper frames (20) are disposed on both ends of the primary wiper frame (10). Each auxiliary wiper frame (20) includes an elastic piece (21) and a pivotal base (22) fixed to the elastic piece (21) and pivotally connected to the primary wiper frame (10). The connecting frames (30) are evenly provided on each auxiliary wiper frame (20). Each connecting frame (30) includes a pressing piece (31) and buckling brackets (32). The wiper blade (40) is disposed through the buckling brackets (32) to be connected below the pressing piece (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Yang, Chuan-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 8966706
    Abstract: A windshield wiper device having a frame; a first lever, provided in a pair, each being hinge-coupled to either end of the frame and including an inside arm extending toward a hinge and an outside arm extending away from the hinge. A pair of second levers, are provided, each being hinge-coupled to an end portion of the outside arm of the first lever. A contact member, forms a blade in close contact with the windshield to wipe out the foreign substances and is supported by an end portion of the inside arm of the first lever and both end portions of the second lever; and a cover member. The cover member covers the frame, the first lever and the second lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: CAP Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung-Joon Song, Sang-Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 8935825
    Abstract: A wiper blade assembly including: a primary lever including a spoiler portion; and a secondary lever disposed on a side of the primary lever and hinge-coupled to the spoiler portion of the primary lever, wherein support portions are disposed on an inner surface of the spoiler portion of the primary lever and prevent the movement of the secondary lever. The support portions support the secondary lever to prevent the secondary lever from moving on the inner surface of the spoiler portion of the primary lever when a wiper is or is not in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Cap Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoung Joon Song
  • Patent number: 8931133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device which has a connecting element (18) of flat beam design fixed to a wiper blade (10) and an adapter (16) joined to said connecting element in an articulated manner, and also a joining element (14) that is joined to a wiper arm (12) and into the u-shaped cross-sectional profile of which the adapter (16) is inserted and, by means of a spring tongue (64) arranged on the top wall (42) thereof, is fixed to a pushbutton (66), the connecting element (18) having a central web (28) running in the longitudinal direction of the wiper blade (10) and bearing a hinge shaft (30) projecting on the long sides thereof, which is mounted in laterally flexible hubs (46) in side walls (40) of the adapter (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Kris Coart, Peter Saevels, Mohamed Aznag, Eric Windmolders, Robert Vertongen, Jan Bonroy
  • Patent number: 8918948
    Abstract: The wiper device for removing foreign substances that are stuck on a windshield can include: a lever assembly, having a plurality of levers in a tournament type coupled thereto; a contact member, being supported by the lever assembly and formed in the shape of a blade in close contact with the windshield so as to wipe out the foreign substances; and a cover member, provided in a plurality, each being coupled to the lever connecting a corresponding joint of the lever assembly. Accordingly, the parts of the lever assembly having the multi joint structure are effectively covered by the plurality of cover members, allowing for a simple appearance, and since each cover member is coupled with a corresponding lever and moves with the corresponding lever in an integrated manner, it becomes possible to prevent the levers from being exposed to an outside even while the wiper device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cap Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung-Joon Song, Sang-Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 8910341
    Abstract: A wiper device including: a yoke for supporting a wiper strip; an auxiliary lever including a coupling protrusion coupled to a coupling hole prepared in the yoke and formed of synthetic resin; and a main lever including an assembly protrusion coupled to an assembly hole prepared in the auxiliary lever and formed of the synthetic resin, wherein the auxiliary lever includes: a first vibration prevention portion protrusively formed to contact an upper surface of the yoke on a cross section taken along a width direction of the auxiliary lever in a position where the coupling hole is disposed; and a second vibration prevention portion in which an outer circumference surface of the coupling protrusion is formed in a tapered form so that the coupling protrusion coupled to the coupling hole is fit in a direction in which the coupling protrusion is coupled to the coupling hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dongyang Mechatronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wi Yeong Park, Jong Wook Lee, Sung Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 8898850
    Abstract: A wiper blade includes a main lever, a movable member, and a rubber blade. The main lever can be coupled to a wiper arm. The main lever includes a longitudinally intermediate portion, a first end defined by at least one of two longitudinal ends, and a first holding portion. The first holding portion is arranged closer to the first end than the longitudinally intermediate portion. The movable member is pivotally coupled to the first end and includes a second holding portion. A rubber blade is held by the first holding portion and the second holding portion. A coupling portion between the main lever and the movable member is located outward from the first holding portion in the longitudinal direction of the main lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8800096
    Abstract: A wiper blade having a lever assembly and a spoiler integrated in the lever assembly. The wiper blade has a wiper rubber and the lever assembly holding the wiper rubber and being coupled to a wiper arm. The lever assembly has a plurality of levers, adjacent levers of which are hinge-jointed to each other. The lever of the lever assembly includes a spoiler portion forming a section of a spoiler integrated in the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Korea Development Bank
    Inventors: In Kyu Kim, Kyung Su Kim, Kyung Jong Nam, Sang Jin Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140115811
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiper blade which includes a wiper strip 10 which wipes a wiping surface; and a lever unit 20 which supports the wiper strip 10. The lever unit 20 includes: a main lever 30 which is connected to a wiper arm; at least one pair of yoke levers 50 which supports wiper strip 10; and a pair of first auxiliary levers 40 which is relatively rotatably coupled to the yoke levers 50 respectively and is coupled to the main lever 30. Both ends of the main lever 30 include a coupling portion 33 in which a hinge recess 34 is formed. The first auxiliary lever 40 includes a hinge shaft 41 which is inserted and fixed to the hinge recess 34. The hinge shaft 41 has a tapered cross section in a longitudinal direction of the wiper blade 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KCW Corporation
    Inventors: Kwan Hee KIM, Jae Hyuck AN, Jin Wan Park
  • Patent number: 8671505
    Abstract: A windshield wiper blade assembly comprises an elastic wiper blade and a linking mechanism including a pivot joint, a first arm, a second arm and a third arm secured to the wiper blade. The first, second and third arms are stacked one above another. The pivot joint has two opposite first pivot studs and two opposite second pivot studs. The first pivot studs are spaced apart from each other and protrude toward each other. The second pivot studs protrude away from each other. The pivot joint is disposed between the first and second arms. The first pivot studs extend into two side walls of the second arm, respectively, and the second pivot studs extend into the side walls of the first arm, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan Hongyi Wiper Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yuan-Chin Ku
  • Patent number: 8661602
    Abstract: The invention is based on a wiper blade (10) with a supporting bracket system which can be connected to a wiper arm in an articulated manner and has at least one main bracket (12, 24) and a plurality of secondary brackets (24, 28) which are connected pivotably to one another by means of joints (20, 26), wherein, in the region of at least one joint (20, 26), the main bracket (12, 24) has a U-shaped cross-sectional profile, the side walls (18, 44) of which laterally enclose the secondary brackets (24, 28), and, on the insides of the side walls (44), has pivots (50) which, together with lateral clip cutouts (54) on the secondary bracket (28), form a clip connection and a bearing point, while the secondary bracket (28) is supported via a rolling bearing (34, 66) on a top wall (58) of the main bracket (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Inigo Op't Roodt, David Van Baelen
  • Publication number: 20140053361
    Abstract: A yoke lever includes an upper wall and two side walls. The upper wall includes an elongated hole, and the side wall includes a pivot coupled portion. A secondary lever includes an insertion coupling portion to be inserted and coupled to the elongated hole from the upper side. The insertion coupling portion includes an insertion tube portion having two opposing side walls, which face the inner surfaces of the side wall of the yoke lever, and two end walls, which connect the longitudinal ends of the opposing side walls. A pivot coupling portion projects from a longitudinally central portion of the opposing side wall to engage the pivot coupled portion while permitting pivoting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shinchirou Amano
  • Publication number: 20140053360
    Abstract: The invention is based on a wiper blade (10) with a supporting bracket system which can be connected to a wiper arm in an articulated manner and has at least one main bracket (12, 24) and a plurality of secondary brackets (24, 28) which are connected pivotably to one another by means of joints (20, 26), wherein, in the region of at least one joint (20, 26), the main bracket (12, 24) has a U-shaped cross-sectional profile, the side walls (18, 44) of which laterally enclose the secondary brackets (24, 28), and, on the insides of the side walls (44), has pivots (50) which, together with lateral clip cutouts (54) on the secondary bracket (28), form a clip connection and a bearing point, while the secondary bracket (28) is supported via a rolling bearing (34, 66) on a top wall (58) of the main bracket (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Inigo Op't Roodt, David Van Baelen
  • Patent number: 8544140
    Abstract: A releasable squeegee assembly for coupling to a surface maintenance machine and including a compliant bushing and an over-center lever attached to a pull rod and compliant spring. The compliant bushing is compressed via said over-center lever with said compliant spring providing a spring force. A bushing sleeve is provided to limit the degree of compression of said compliant bushing by the over-center lever. A method of coupling a squeegee assembly to a surface maintenance machine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tennant Company
    Inventors: Kevin L. Shinler, John C. Ickes, Steven V. Feeny
  • Patent number: 8375504
    Abstract: A wiper blade for a vehicle may include a secondary lever including a lever rivet hole, an adapter including a guide rib formed in the longitudinal direction thereof, a locking projection formed at the rear thereof, and an adapter rivet hole, a primary cover including a guide groove formed in the longitudinal direction thereof and into which the guide rib of the adapter is inserted, and a locking groove into which the locking projection of the adapter is inserted, and a hinge member penetrating the lever rivet hole and the adapter rivet hole and pivotally coupling the adapter and secondary lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, KCW Corporation
    Inventors: Ill Soo Kim, Chang Ky Kang, Chang Oan Woo, Jong Heon Lee, Jae Hyuck An
  • Patent number: 8347450
    Abstract: A wiper blade includes a lever member, a rubber blade, and a movable cover member. The lever member includes a main lever and a yoke lever. The yoke lever includes a plurality of grip portions, by which the rubber blade is gripped. The rubber blade includes a following end projecting outward from the one of the grip portions that is located at a longitudinally outer side of the lever member. The movable cover member includes a holding portion and a basal portion. The holding portion holds the following end. The basal portion is pivotally coupled to the yoke lever so that the movable cover member pivots relative to the yoke lever when the following end bends and deforms in a direction orthogonal to the wiping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichirou Amano
  • Patent number: 8261405
    Abstract: A wiper blade assembly for wiping a windshield of a vehicle actuated by a wiper arm includes a flexible elongated wiper blade adapted to elastically contact with the windshield of the vehicle, a guide beam adapted to transfer the load and motion applied from the wiper arm to the wiper blade, the guide beam having an initial curvature, a plurality of connection members provided along a longitudinal direction of the guide beam, and a plurality of auxiliary beams rotatably coupled to the connection members, serving to hold the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: KCW Corporation
    Inventors: Kwan Hee Kim, Kyungyol Kim, Jaehyuck An
  • Patent number: 8181308
    Abstract: A wiper for a vehicle including: a wiper stripe; a plurality of supports combined with the wiper strip; first and second yokes slidably supporting the plurality of supports; a first auxiliary lever having one end combined with a middle portion of the first yoke; a second auxiliary lever having one end combined with a middle portion of the second yoke; and a primary lever having one end combined with the first auxiliary lever and another end combined with the second auxiliary lever and including an arm combination hole in which a wiper arm is combined with a center of the primary lever, wherein the primary lever is combined with the first auxiliary lever and the second auxiliary lever, the first auxiliary lever and the first yoke are combined with each other, and the second auxiliary lever and the second yoke are combined with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Dongyang Mechatronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hyuk Bai Kwon, Young Eun Cho
  • Patent number: 8166605
    Abstract: A windshield wiper arm bracket includes a pair of side walls. Each of said side walls include at least one centrally located pin arm receiving hole formed therein. The bracket also includes a post attaching the pair of side walls together. The post is for receiving a pin arm adaptor thereon. The bracket also includes an attachment arm formed on a bottom of each of the pair of side walls. The attachment arms are for connecting the bracket to a windshield wiper assembly. An adaptor for a windshield wiper arm bracket includes a top portion and a web portion. The web portion includes a central aperture formed therein. The central aperture includes a first portion for receiving a post of the windshield wiper arm bracket and a second aperture for receiving a pin arm of a windshield wiper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Alberee Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Lee
  • Patent number: 8151406
    Abstract: A wiper blade 13 comprises a rubber holder 17 attached to a tip of a wiper arm 14 and a blade rubber 16 supported by the rubber holder 17. The rubber holder 17 is formed into a U-shaped cross section, and an intermediate portion of the blade rubber 16 is covered with the rubber holder 17. Also, both sides of the rubber holder 17 are provided with covers 18 in a longitudinal direction in series. Each of the cover 18 becomes rotatable to the rubber holder 17 in a direction perpendicular to a front windshield glass 12, and exposed portions from the rubber holder 17 of the blade rubber 16 are covered with these covers 18 in an elastically deformable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Machida, Masaru Fujiwara, Jun Abe
  • Patent number: 8104137
    Abstract: A wiper blade includes a wiper strip for contacting a windshield glass of a vehicle, a lever assembly supporting the wiper strip to squeeze onto the windshield glass, and a cover member containing the lever assembly, wherein the lever assembly includes, a pair of first levers, each with both ends engaged with and point-supporting the wiper strip to form an engaging portion on the wiper strip respectively, and a pair of the second levers, each with one end hinge-coupled to a corresponding one of the first levers and with the other end coupled with the cover member and the wiper strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, KCW Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Hyuck An, Tae Kyung Kim, Jong Heon Lee, II Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 7921504
    Abstract: A windshield wiper includes a primary frame member and secondary frame members coupled to the primary frame member. The primary frame member is in the form of an inverted U-shape and includes end portions in which mounting holes are formed. Each secondary frame member has symmetrically arranged wall plates and a positioning section formed between and slightly projecting beyond the wall plates. Each wall plate forms open-ended slots that are symmetrically arranged. A boss is formed on an inside surface of each wall plate between the open-ended slots. The primary frame member has side plates that are fit over the positioning section of the secondary frame member to have the wall plates of the secondary frame member covering and clamping the vertical side walls of the primary frame member. The bosses are fit into the mounting holes of the primary frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fu Gang Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min-Heng Chiang
  • Patent number: 7647669
    Abstract: A novel blade assembly for windshield wipers is provided herein. The blade assembly mainly contains a number of tubular segments cascaded in series by a number of connectors. At least a flexible strip is threaded through the series-connected tubular segments to provide even distribution of pressure against the windshield. Each connector has a body for sticking into the two neighboring tubular segments so as to cascade the two tubular segments together. The body of the connectors has at least a through channel for the flexible strip's passing through. The aperture of the through channel decreases from the two ends towards the center of the body, making the blade assembly easier to bend and more conforming to the windshield's curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Hai Rwei Heng Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 7472451
    Abstract: In a structure in which a middle portion of a wiper blade is pivoted to a leading end portion of a wiper arm via a pivot substantially orthogonal to an arm length direction so as to freely oscillate, and a supporting member supporting a portion closer to a wiper shaft than the middle portion of the wiper blade is provided in the wiper arm, the structure reduces a sliding resistance which occurs due to a movement of the wiper blade toward and away from a window surface. A stabilizer has an upper piece portion and a pair of side piece portions, a supporting concave portion supporting a wiper blade in an outward fitting manner is formed, and a plurality of ribs which extend toward the window surface are formed on inner surfaces of the side piece portions, thereby being in linear contact with outer surfaces of side piece portions of a support receiving body which is fitted to a first lever terminal end portion of the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignees: Mitsuba Corporation, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Hara, Takeo Suzuki, Mamoru Kagawa, Shunichi Koguchi
  • Publication number: 20080289133
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wiper blade coupled to or configured to be coupled to a wiper arm of a vehicle to wipe a glass surface of a windshield. The wiper blade includes a wiper strip configured to contact the glass surface, a frame coupled to the wiper strip, a bracket disposed at a center of the frame and joined to the wiper arm, and a joint disposed between the frame and the bracket to secure the bracket to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicants: ADM21 Co., Ltd., In Kyu Kim
    Inventor: In Kyu Kim
  • Publication number: 20080282492
    Abstract: In accordance with another aspect of the present development, an articulated link duster support frame includes a base and a working region connected to the base. The working region includes a plurality of links pivotally connected in series such that each link is pivotally connected to at least one adjacent link, with an inner one of said links pivotally connected to the base. Respective articulated joints pivotally connect the inner link to the base and pivotally connect each link to at least one adjacent link. Each joint includes a first side comprising at least two ears and a second side comprising at least one tab located between and slidably abutted with the at least two ears of said first side. Each joint further includes a fastener pivotally connecting the first and second joint sides. A fabric, feather, or other dusting member is connected to the working region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Erwin Tomm
  • Publication number: 20080244857
    Abstract: A drive arm for a wiper blade has a rear end portion configured to be fixed to a drive shaft of the arm in an alternating sweep movement about a roughly vertical axis, a free front end portion operable to carry the wiper blade, an intermediate portion of longitudinal principal orientation that is elastically deformable in a vertical longitudinal plane and that connects the rear portion to the front portion, and a stiffener for stiffening the intermediate portion flexurally in a horizontal plane. The stiffener has at least one first flexible longitudinal element that is fixed along a first longitudinal lateral face of the intermediate portion so that, when a transverse force is applied to the intermediate portion in a first direction, a longitudinal stress is exerted on the first reinforcing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse
  • Publication number: 20080196192
    Abstract: A contractible windshield wiper structure includes: a rack; two contractible units movably and separately installed at both ends of the rack, and each contractible unit having a fixed rod; a sliding rod movably sheathed onto the fixed rod, and a bow-shaped clamping device installed separately at the fixed rod and an end of the sliding rod; and a blade installed onto the bow-shaped clamping device of each contractible unit, such that each contractible unit can be used for adjusting a windshield wiper to the required size to fit different models of cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: MIN-LI YAO
  • Publication number: 20080134455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for the pivoting connection of a wiper blade (14) to a wiper arm (12) of a windscreen wiper, comprising a connector element (52, 84, 100) fixed to the wiper arm (12) and a connector element (24) fixed to a support element (20) on the wiper blade (14), which supports a bearing element (32), forming a pivoting bearing with a bearing element (34) on an adapter (38, 80) made from plastic. The adaptor (38, 80) is fixed in the profile of the connector element (52, 84, 100) open in the direction of the connector element (24) by clip elements (40, 78, 82) and retainer elements (62, 64, 86, 90, 104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Erik Kinnaert, Hans Beelen
  • Publication number: 20080115308
    Abstract: A windshield wiper arm bracket includes a pair of side walls. Each of said side walls include at least one centrally located pin arm receiving hole formed therein. The bracket also includes a post attaching the pair of side walls together. The post is for receiving a pin arm adaptor thereon. The bracket also includes an attachment arm formed on a bottom of each of the pair of side walls. The attachment arms are for connecting the bracket to a windshield wiper assembly. An adaptor for a windshield wiper arm bracket includes a top portion and a web portion. The web portion includes a central aperture formed therein. The central aperture includes a first portion for receiving a post of the windshield wiper arm bracket and a second aperture for receiving a pin arm of a windshield wiper arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: Alberee Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Lee
  • Patent number: 7360272
    Abstract: A windshield wiper arrangement has a windshield wiper blade coupled thereto. A resilient windshield wiper blade support has a primary beam (405) coupled in a coupling region of the primary beam (405). A first compliant beam portion (406) is formed of three compliant sections arranged as an end-point triangle. A second compliant beam structure (404) is arranged as a triangle. A third compliant beam (402) structure is formed as a triangle with a portion of the primary beam forming a leg of the triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: FlexSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Kota, Joel A. Herrick
  • Patent number: 7254862
    Abstract: A holder piece assembly having holder pieces continuously arranged and leaf spring members connecting between each holder piece, and being curved in the longitudinal direction by elastic force of elastic members is provided. The holder piece assembly is mounted on the front edge of a wiper arm through a clip pin. Blade rubber for wiping window glass surface is mounted on the holder piece assembly. The elastic force of the leaf spring members elastically deformed when the blade rubber is allowed to conform with the window glass surface can disperse the pressing force of the wiper arm over the blade rubber longitudinal direction. The dispersed pressing force can be set by changing the connecting angle between each holder piece according to the window glass curvature thereby the wiper blade versatility is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7127774
    Abstract: A wiper arm assembly including a primary bow and at least one secondary bow with a claw on at least one end of the secondary bow arranged to hold and guide a wiper blade. The secondary bow is rotatably attached to one end of the primary bow by means of a pivot. The wiper blade is arranged in a curved configuration such that when placed in the claws, a force is exerted on the secondary bow in a longitudinal direction of the primary bow. The primary and secondary bows contact each other by means of a projection extending from either the primary or the secondary bow, with the projection arranged to impose a force on the secondary bow in a longitudinal direction away from the primary bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventor: Bernardo Gonzalez-Salvador
  • Patent number: 6973697
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel automobile wiper holder with pressurized stability, warning effect and variable size, at least constituting the blade holder, the first connecting panel, the second connecting panel, the third connecting panel and the holder seat. The pressurized panel is design to be mounted on the both sides of surface of the holder seat so as to keep the wiper blade always pressed close to the windshield during the driving irrespective of the wind pressure applied to the wiper holder. The holder seat has a projected hollow body to house the a circuit linking to the lighting elements which will illuminate the transparent or translucent pressurized panel or semicircular tube in an effort to bring to the attention of the driver the poor vision in the bad weather. The second and the third connecting panels provide a plurality of retaining holes or retaining slides in collaboration with the cover panel for employing variable size of wiper blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Janchy Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Shen
  • Patent number: 6820304
    Abstract: A windscreen wiper device comprising an oscillating arm and a frame connected thereto for receiving a wiper blade (5), which frame includes a secondary yoke (3) which is pivotally connected to a primary yoke or carrier (1) about a pivot axis (2), wherein both the carrier primary yoke (1) and the secondary yoke (3) are of at least substantially U-shaped cross section at the location of their interconnection, and wherein said secondary yoke (3) is positioned at least substantially within said primary yoke (1) and wherein the primary yoke (1) includes a closed substantially cylindrical protuberance (8) in each leg of the U-shaped cross section at the location of the pivot axis (2), which protuberance (8) forms a substantially cylindrical bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Gossez, Xavier Boland
  • Patent number: 6785931
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spacer of a windshield wiper for a vehicle including an upper panel, a pair of side panels extending downwardly from opposite lateral ends of the upper panel while defining a receiving space therebetween, the side panels being centrally formed with through holes, respectively, and annular protrusions protruded, toward each other, from the side panels around the through holes, and adapted to be fitted in through holes formed at an element of the windshield wiper to be assembled with the spacer, respectively. Each of the protrusions has a tapered structure having a diameter gradually reduced toward a free end of the protrusion, while having an annular step formed at the free end of each of the protrusions, and a plurality of slits formed at the annular step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: K.C.W. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Hyun Lee, Young-Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 6748621
    Abstract: A vehicle windshield wiper assembly for providing a user with a set of windshield wipers for motor vehicles designed to scrub insects off the glass. The vehicle windshield wiper assembly includes a bridge member that has a first end, a second end, and a medial portion. The first and second ends are for attachment to a plurality of attachment portions of a blade member. The medial portion of the bridge member is for attachment to a wiper arm of a vehicle. The blade member is for providing support to a plurality of cleaning members and a cleaning blade. The cleaning members and the cleaning blade are for facilitating cleaning of debris the windshield of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Ricky L. Root
  • Patent number: 6675435
    Abstract: A windshield wiper for motor vehicles, having a support bracket (1) for connection to a wiper arm secured to a motor vehicle, wherein the support bracket (1) has an essentially U-shaped cross section and at least one support bracket detent recess (7); at least one lower bracket (2) for connection to a rubber wiper blade, wherein the lower bracket (2) has an essentially U-shaped cross section, has at least one lower bracket detent recess (11), and is at least partly embraced by the support bracket (1); and a joint (3) for pivotably connecting the at least one lower bracket (2) to the support bracket (1), wherein the joint (3) has a joint base body (12) at least partly embraced by the lower bracket (2), at least one lower bracket detent body (13), connected to the joint base body (12), for locking onto the at least one lower bracket detent recess (11), and at least one support bracket detent body (16), provided on the at least one lower bracket detent body (13), for locking onto the at least one support bracket
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Robetr Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Herinckx, Jurgen Roekens
  • Publication number: 20020133896
    Abstract: A windshield wiper for motor vehicles, having a support bracket (1) for connection to a wiper arm secured to a motor vehicle, wherein the support bracket (1) has an essentially U-shaped cross section and at least one support bracket detent recess (10); at least one lower bracket (2) for connection to a rubber wiper blade, and the lower bracket (2) has an essentially U-shaped cross section and at least one lower bracket detent recess (15) and is at least partly embraced by the support bracket (1); and a joint (3) for pivotably connecting the at least one lower bracket (2) to the support bracket (1), and the joint (3) has at least one lower bracket detent body (24), for locking onto the at least one lower bracket detent recess (15), and at least one support bracket detent body (22) for locking onto the at least one support bracket detent recess (10), which support bracket detent body (22) is provided in a pocket (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Dirk Herinckx, Jurgen Roekens
  • Publication number: 20020133895
    Abstract: A windshield wiper for motor vehicles, having a support bracket (1) for connection to a wiper arm secured to a motor vehicle, wherein the support bracket (1) has an essentially U-shaped cross section and at least one support bracket detent recess (7); at least one lower bracket (2) for connection to a rubber wiper blade, wherein the lower bracket (2) has an essentially U-shaped cross section, has at least one lower bracket detent recess (11), and is at least partly embraced by the support bracket (1); and a joint (3) for pivotably connecting the at least one lower bracket (2) to the support bracket (1), wherein the joint (3) has a joint base body (12) at least partly embraced by the lower bracket (2), at least one lower bracket detent body (13), connected to the joint base body (12), for locking onto the at least one lower bracket detent recess (11), and at least one support bracket detent body (16), provided on the at least one lower bracket detent body (13), for locking onto the at least one support bracket
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Dirk Herinckx, Jurgen Roekens