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1. WO1996040544 - REPLENISHMENT OF VEHICLE WINDSHIELD WASHER SOLVENT USING RAINWATER

Publication Number WO/1996/040544
Publication Date 19.12.1996
International Application No. PCT/US1996/009346
International Filing Date 05.06.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 20.12.1996
IPC
B60S 1/50 2006.01
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
46using liquid; Windscreen washers
48Liquid supply therefor
50Arrangement of reservoir
B62D 25/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
25Superstructure sub-units; Parts or details thereof not otherwise provided for
08Front or rear portions
CPC
B60S 1/50
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
46using liquid; Windscreen washers
48Liquid supply therefor
50Arrangement of reservoir
B62D 25/081
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
25Superstructure ; or monocoque structure; sub-units; Parts or details thereof not otherwise provided for
08Front or rear portions
081Cowls
Applicants
  • ITT AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BUSCHUR, Jeffrey, J.
  • BUCHANAN, Harry, C., Jr.
Agents
  • JENKINS, Matthew, R.
Priority Data
08/486,68507.06.1995US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) REPLENISHMENT OF VEHICLE WINDSHIELD WASHER SOLVENT USING RAINWATER
(FR) REAPPROVISIONNEMENT D'UN LAVE-GLACE AVEC DE L'EAU DE PLUIE
Abstract
(EN)
Under the invention, collection surfaces are provided in a vehicle. The invention uses the collection surfaces to collect rainwater for a windshield washing system. The collection surfaces become contaminated by agents such as road salt. The invention uses initial rainwater to flush the collection surfaces, and discards this initial rainwater. Then, the invention uses the flushed surfaces to collect subsequent rainwater. Rainwater runs off a windshield and falls through filtering screens (3 and 5) into a sump (6). When the sump (6) becomes filled, the rainwater spills through an entry port (8) and begins to fill the reservoir (9). A bleed orifice (7) is provided in the sump (6) so that the initial, contaminated rainwater is dumped overboard.
(FR)
Selon l'invention, des surfaces d'un véhicule sont utilisées pour recueillir de l'eau de pluie destinée à alimenter un système de lave-glace. Lesdites surfaces peuvent être souillées par différents produits tels que le sel de voirie. Selon l'invention, de l'eau de pluie sert tout d'abord à rincer les surfaces, puis est éliminée. Ces surfaces servent ensuite à recueillir de l'eau de pluie qui y tombe ultérieurement. L'eau de pluie s'écoule du pare-brise et passe par des filtres (3, 5) pour tomber dans une chambre de collecte (6); puis, lorsque cette dernière est pleine, l'eau se déverse, par un orifice d'entrée (8), dans un réservoir (9) qui se remplit à son tour. La chambre de collecte (6) est pourvue d'un orifice de purge (7) servant à déverser la première eau de pluie souillée hors du véhicule.
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