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1. US20190270431 - Electromagnetic windshield wiper system

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16291186
Application Date 04.03.2019
Publication Number 20190270431
Publication Date 05.09.2019
Grant Number 10889267
Grant Date 12.01.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60S 1/44
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
44the wiper blades having other than swinging movement, e.g. rotary
B60S 1/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
08electrically driven
B60S 1/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
16Means for transmitting drive
H02K 11/33
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
KDYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
11Structural association of dynamo-electric machines with electric components or with devices for shielding, monitoring or protection
30Structural association with control circuits or drive circuits
33Drive circuits, e.g. power electronics
B60R 16/023
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
16Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for
02electric
023for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems
B60S 1/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows, or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
CPC
B60S 1/0818
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
08electrically driven
0818including control systems responsive to external conditions, e.g. by detection of moisture, dirt or the like
B60S 1/0807
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
08electrically driven
0803Intermittent control circuits
0807using electronic control means, e.g. tubes, semiconductors
B60S 1/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
06characterised by the drive
16Means for transmitting drive
B60S 1/44
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
SSERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Cleaning of vehicles
02Cleaning windscreens, windows or optical devices
04Wipers or the like, e.g. scrapers
44the wiper blades having other than swinging movement, e.g. rotary
H02K 11/33
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
KDYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
11Structural association of dynamo-electric machines with electric components or with devices for shielding, monitoring or protection
30Structural association with control circuits or drive circuits
33Drive circuits, e.g. power electronics
B60R 16/0231
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
16Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for
02electric ; constitutive elements
023for transmission of signals between vehicle parts or subsystems
0231Circuits relating to the driving or the functioning of the vehicle
Applicants Tesla, Inc.
Inventors Nicolas Clift
Maithreya Kedambadi Prasanna
Gonzalo Espinoza Graham
Agents Knohhe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Title
(EN) Electromagnetic windshield wiper system
Abstract
(EN)

An electromagnetic wiper system for a windshield of a vehicle includes a linear actuator, a wiper-arrangement, and control circuitry. The linear actuator includes at least one guide rail having permanent magnets and an electromagnetic moving block. The electromagnetic moving block includes at least one perforation that surrounds the at least one guide rail and at least one electromagnetic coil that surrounds the at least one perforation. The wiper-arrangement includes a wiper arm and a wiper blade, wherein at least the wiper arm is coupled to the electromagnetic moving block. The control circuitry controls a linear motion of the electromagnetic moving block along the at least one guide rail to steer the wiper arm that is coupled to the electromagnetic moving block back and forth across a length of the windshield to the windshield, wherein the electromagnetic moving block induces minimal friction during the linear motion.