Device for detachably linking a wiper blade with a driven wiper arm

  • US 7,891,044 B2
  • Filed: 11/21/2003
  • Issued: 02/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Device for releasably connecting a wiper blade to a drivable wiper arm, wherein the wiper blade comprises a wiper strip which faces the windscreen to be wiped, at least one strip-shaped elongate support element, a slide element which is connected to the support element, and a connecting element for connection to a coupling section of the wiper arm, wherein the connecting element is mounted on the slide element in a manner such that it can pivot, wherein the coupling section has a tongue-shaped insertion section, wherein the connecting element has a seat for the insertion section, and wherein the coupling section and the connecting element have securing sections for providing a mutual permanent connection, wherein, in order to reach a preassembly position in which the longitudinal axis of the wiper arm and the longitudinal axis of the connecting element enclose an angle a in the range from approximately 10°

  • to 100°

    , the insertion section can be inserted in a substantially rectilinear manner into the seat, and wherein, in order to reach a final assembly position, the wiper arm and the connecting section can be pivoted onto one another about the insertion section/seat contact area until the securing sections allow a permanent mutual connection.

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