US Patent No: 6,755,057

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Dust cover lock system for vehicle filler neck

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040083779

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A filler neck closure assembly for a vehicle fuel tank filler neck includes a filler neck closure housing adapted to be coupled to the fuel tank filler neck. The filler neck closure housing is formed to include an outer aperture sized to receive a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein. The assembly also includes a dust shield mounted for movement relative to the filler neck closure housing to open and close the outer aperture of the filler neck closure housing. A lock of the assembly is coupled to the filler neck closure housing and is movable between a locked position to prevent the dust shield from opening the outer aperture and an unlocked position to allow the dust shield to open the outer aperture.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
STANT USA CORP.CONNERSVILLE, IN135

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foltz, Dean C Shelbyville, IN 26 220

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
STANT USA CORP. (4)
5,056,570 Capless vehicle refueling system 59 1990
5,271,438 Capless vehicle refueling system with moving fill passageway 48 1992
6,189,581 Filler neck closure 16 1999
6,415,827 Filler neck closure assembly 13 2001
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
4,747,508 Fuel tank venting 57 1987
4,946,060 Seal assembly for vehicle filler neck 18 1989
 
TESMA INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
6,092,685 Capless refueling assembly 13 1998
6,230,739 Fuel refilling assembly 16 2000
 
Chrysler Motors Corporation (1)
4,966,299 Fuel assembly having a vapor vent with a hinged float valve 33 1989
 
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,424,839 Inlet for a fuel tank 21 1983
 
HORIE METAL CO., LTD. (1)
4,715,509 Fuel filler conduit 41 1986
 
INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH (SOCIETE ANONYME) (1)
5,322,100 Fuel filler module 29 1993
 
MARTINREA INDUSTRIES INC. (1)
6,336,482 Automotive fuel tank fill assembly 10 2000
 
MECROM OTT U. HOLEY OHG (1)
4,986,439 Cap for the filler neck of liquid containers 24 1989
 
MONTALEONE, MICHAEL (1)
5,467,621 Lockable closure for a fuel tank filler pipe 16 1994
 
SKS KONTAKTTECHNIK GMBH (1)
5,195,566 Cap for the filler neck of liquid containers 28 1991
 
STANT MANUFACTURING INC. (1)
5,732,840 Closure assembly for a tank filler neck 36 1995
 
TEMTEC FAHRZEUGTECHNIK ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH (1)
4,762,247 Orifice ring for a filling cap 32 1987
 
TESMA MOTOREN-UND GETRIEBETECHNIK GMBH (1)
6,367,520 Fuel filler inlet for motor vehicles 3 2000
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,651,889 Fuel tank nozzle having a dual purpose valve 54 1985
 
Vernay Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,702,386 Fuel filler pipe seal 30 1986

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ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (3)
7,549,443 Fuel shut-off valve assembly with associated components and methods of making and assembling the same 4 2004
7,617,604 Fuel shut-off valve assembly with associated components and methods of making and assembling the same 1 2007
8,162,375 Hinge mounted fuel housing seal 2 2009
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
8,151,837 Fuel filler closure device for automotive vehicle 0 2007
7,926,522 Fuel filler system for automotive vehicle 0 2007
 
DEERE & COMPANY (1)
6,868,874 Locking fuel tank cover 0 2003
 
GERDES GMBH (1)
8,746,298 Cap-free neck end for a filler neck 0 2006
 
ITW AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
7,950,425 Filler neck to fill fuel into a vehicle tank 6 2005
 
LES ACIERS ROBOND INC. (1)
8,596,101 Vehicle fuel theft prevention assembly 0 2011
 
MAGNA STEYR FUEL SYSTEMS GESMBH (1)
8,047,393 Tank filler neck with a negative and positive pressure relief valve 1 2007
 
MFB INVESTMENTS LLC (1)
8,746,479 Method of closing a fuel tank with a pivotal door and seal 0 2010
 
STANT USA CORP. (1)
7,246,642 Breakaway closure for capless tank filler neck 1 2005

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