US Patent No: 8,162,375

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Hinge mounted fuel housing seal

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A vehicle refueling assembly includes a housing through which an inlet pipe is accessed and a door assembly that can be opened and closed relative to the housing. The door assembly includes a hinge and a decorative panel. The hinge includes a seal received in a ledge of the housing when the door assembly is closed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.GLENVIEW, IL3355

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gurtatowski, Craig W Crown Point, US 8 89
Rodawold,, Jr Joseph L Wilmington, US 3 52
Woodworth, Jacob S Lowell, US 2 42

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5,072,986 Remotely controlled gas cap assembly 14 1990
* 5,253,920 Gas cap apparatus 15 1992
* 5,658,036 Fuel port sealing apparatus 15 1995
 
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 4,971,382 Fuel filler door structure for a vehicle 17 1989
 
Lectron Products, Inc. (2)
* 5,076,622 Fuel filler latch assembly 23 1990
* 5,664,811 Fuel filler door actuator assembly with integral kick-out spring 25 1995
 
KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
* 7,311,348 Housing apparatus of fuel door 19 2006
 
I.T.W. AUTOMOTIVE ITALIA S.R.L (1)
* 6,220,064 Fuel filler assembly for a vehicle 5 1999
 
STANT USA CORP. (1)
* 6,755,057 Dust cover lock system for vehicle filler neck 18 2002
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 7,677,631 Vehicle access assembly 10 2008
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (2)
* 8,002,937 Alignment and affixment system for trim parts 1 2008
* 2010/0006,218 Alignment and Affixment System for Trim Parts 1 2008
 
GERDES GMBH (1)
* 6,877,632 Tank cap with free travel 3 2002
 
I.T.W. DE FRANCE (1)
* 2010/0072,774 HEAD FOR FUEL FILLER PIPE PROVIDED WITH AN OBTURATING ASSEMBLY 6 2008
 
DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 4,811,984 Lid for closing an automobile body recess 23 1988
 
MONTALEONE, MICHAEL (1)
* 5,467,621 Lockable closure for a fuel tank filler pipe 18 1994
 
FISHER, CHRISTOPHER M. (1)
* 5,954,387 Fuel access door with affixed seal 7 1998
 
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. (1)
* 7,390,048 Shield member 5 2006
 
FIAT AUTO S.P.A. (1)
* 4,917,404 Device for supporting the fuel charging filler for motor vehicles 6 1987
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 2008/0136,210 FILLER NECK HOUSING ASSEMBLY 9 2006
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,511,802 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2013
 
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (4)
* 8,684,443 Vehicular bezel mounting structure 4 2011
* 2013/0088,032 VEHICLE BEZEL ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE 0 2011
8,905,768 Charging connector 1 2011
* 2013/0095,678 CHARGING CONNECTOR 4 2011
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
* 9,039,063 Tank recess 1 2012
* 2014/0070,561 Tank Recess 0 2012
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (28)
* 8,556,326 Fuel tank cover module 2 2010
* 2012/0161,462 FUEL TANK COVER MODULE 8 2010
9,067,379 Stiffened multi-layer compartment door assembly utilizing elastic averaging 0 2012
9,061,403 Elastic tube alignment system for precisely locating an emblem lens to an outer bezel 12 2012
9,061,715 Elastic cantilever beam alignment system for precisely aligning components 22 2012
9,156,506 Elastically averaged alignment system 0 2013
9,388,838 Elastic retaining assembly for matable components and method of assembling 0 2013
9,382,935 Elastic tubular attachment assembly for mating components and method of mating components 0 2013
9,278,642 Elastically deformable flange locator arrangement and method of reducing positional variation 0 2013
9,297,400 Elastic mating assembly and method of elastically assembling matable components 0 2013
9,067,625 Elastic retaining arrangement for jointed components and method of reducing a gap between jointed components 23 2013
9,447,840 Elastically deformable energy management assembly and method of managing energy absorption 0 2013
9,463,538 Alignment system and method thereof 0 2013
9,488,205 Alignment arrangement for mated components and method 0 2013
9,303,667 Lobular elastic tube alignment system for providing precise four-way alignment of components 1 2013
9,458,876 Elastically deformable alignment fastener and system 0 2013
9,463,831 Elastic tube alignment and fastening system for providing precise alignment and fastening of components 0 2013
9,457,845 Lobular elastic tube alignment and retention system for providing precise alignment of components 0 2013
9,481,317 Elastically deformable clip and method 0 2013
9,447,806 Self-retaining alignment system for providing precise alignment and retention of components 0 2013
9,428,123 Alignment and retention system for a flexible assembly 0 2013
* 2015/0043,959 ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PRECISE ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION OF COMPONENTS OF A SEALABLE COMPARTMENT 8 2013
9,216,704 Elastically averaged strap systems and methods 0 2013
9,446,722 Elastic averaging alignment member 0 2013
9,238,488 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2013
9,463,829 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2014
9,429,176 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2014
9,428,046 Alignment and retention system for laterally slideably engageable mating components 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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