Instant hot wash device

  • US 5,509,606 A
  • Filed: 10/04/1993
  • Issued: 04/23/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a washer fluid system in a vehicle, said system including a fluid reservoir having a discharge pump for transferring fluid from said reservoir through a transfer hose, at least one discharge nozzle aligned to receive fluid from said transfer hose to discharge said fluid onto a windshield of said vehicle, a heater device comprising:

  • a housing having an inlet to receive fluid from said transfer hose at a point downstream from said discharge pump and an outlet to discharge fluid to said transfer hose for discharge by said nozzle;

    a container means in said housing for holding a quantity of fluid, said container means being operably connected to said inlet and said outlet for holding fluid to be heated;

    heating element means in said container for heating fluid introduced from said inlet prior to discharge by said outlet;

    temperature controller means for regulating the temperature of said fluid in said container to a predetermined maximum temperature above ambient temperature;

    insulation means for insulating said container in said housing; and

    bracket means for mounting said housing in said vehicle.

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