Dust cover lock system for vehicle filler neck

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6755057
APP PUB NO 20040083779A1
SERIAL NO

10287252

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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, IN112

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foltz, Dean C Shelbyville, IN 21 287

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MARTINREA INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
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INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH (Société Anonyme) (1)
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CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
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HORIE METAL CO., LTD. (1)
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STANT MANUFACTURING INC. (1)
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MECROM OTT U. HOLEY OHG (1)
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STANT USA CORP. (4)
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TESMA INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
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SKS KONTAKTTECHNIK GMBH (1)
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* 4424839 Inlet for a fuel tank 23 1983
 
MONTALEONE, MICHAEL (1)
* 5467621 Lockable closure for a fuel tank filler pipe 18 1994
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
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TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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TEMTEC FAHRZEUGTECHNIK ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2015/0096,985 SNACK CONTAINER 0 2014
 
INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH (Société Anonyme) (2)
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MAGNA STEYR FUEL SYSTEMS GESMBH (1)
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ITW AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS GMBH & CO. KG (2)
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ANDREA KUSENBERG (2)
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STANT MANUFACTURING INC. (1)
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STANT USA CORP. (2)
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CPS PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (1)
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GERDES GMBH (2)
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MFB INVESTMENTS, LLC (1)
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ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (6)
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TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. (1)
* 9434248 Fuel tank opening and closing device 0 2013
 
NIFCO INC. (2)
* 8807369 Fuel-filling aperture open-closing device 6 2012
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Asteer Co., Ltd. (1)
* 2008/0035,236 Fuel filler port closing apparatus 0 2007
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
8151837 Fuel filler closure device for automotive vehicle 1 2007
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TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
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YACHIYO INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 2016/0297,297 STRUCTURE FOR OPENING AND CLOSING FUEL FILLER OPENING 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner