Windshield de-icing

  • US 6,615,438 B1
  • Filed: 08/03/2000
  • Issued: 09/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for cleaning a window of a vehicle, comprising:

  • a vessel, having an inlet through which a washing fluid is received from a reservoir and an outlet through which the fluid is discharged for cleaning the window;

    a heating element for heat the fluid in the vessel;

    a temperature sensor, which senses a range of temperatures in the vessel; and

    a valve for controlling flow of the fluid through the vessel;

    characterized by said valve being in electrical communication with said temperature sensor, said valve automatically and intermittently releasing quantities of the fluid through the outlet at a desired temperature, in response to the temperate sensed by the sensor.

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