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Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219427    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/062918
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60S 1/40
B60S 1/38
Applicants: FEDERAL-MOGUL S.A.
Inventors: BOLAND, Xavier
A windscreen wiper device of the "flat blade type" comprising an elastic, elongated carrier element, as well as an elongated wiper blade of a 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 a longitudinal strip of the carrier element is disposed, which windscreen wiper device comprises a connecting device (1) for a oscillating arm (2) comprising two longitudinal arm sections (9, 10) connected to each other by means of a curved intermediate section (11), wherein said oscillating arm can be pivotally connected to said connecting device about a pivot axis, with the special feature that said connecting device comprises a first part (3) and a second part (4) having an at least substantially U-shaped cross-section with a base (6) and resilient legs (5), wherein said second part is pivotally connected to said first part about said pivot axis between a first position, wherein said legs of said U-shaped cross-section are blocked by said first part to bend laterally outwardly in order to retain said second part onto said oscillating arm, and a second position, wherein said legs of said U-shaped cross-section are allowed to bend laterally outwardly in order to release said second part from said oscillating arm.