Hinge mounted fuel housing seal

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United States of America Patent

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8162375

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20090189410A1

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12349126

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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, IL3399

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gurtatowski, Craig W Crown Point, US 8 93
Rodawold,, Jr Joseph L Wilmington, US 3 54
Woodworth, Jacob S Lowell, US 2 44

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5072986 Remotely controlled gas cap assembly 14 1990
* 5253920 Gas cap apparatus 15 1992
* 5658036 Fuel port sealing apparatus 15 1995
 
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 4971382 Fuel filler door structure for a vehicle 18 1989
 
Lectron Products, Inc. (2)
* 5076622 Fuel filler latch assembly 23 1990
* 5664811 Fuel filler door actuator assembly with integral kick-out spring 25 1995
 
KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
* 7311348 Housing apparatus of fuel door 19 2006
 
I.T.W. AUTOMOTIVE ITALIA S.R.L (1)
* 6220064 Fuel filler assembly for a vehicle 5 1999
 
STANT USA CORP. (1)
* 6755057 Dust cover lock system for vehicle filler neck 18 2002
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 7677631 Vehicle access assembly 10 2008
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (2)
* 8002937 Alignment and affixment system for trim parts 1 2008
* 2010/0006,218 Alignment and Affixment System for Trim Parts 1 2008
 
GERDES GMBH (1)
* 6877632 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)
* 4811984 Lid for closing an automobile body recess 23 1988
 
MONTALEONE, MICHAEL (1)
* 5467621 Lockable closure for a fuel tank filler pipe 18 1994
 
FISHER, CHRISTOPHER M. (1)
* 5954387 Fuel access door with affixed seal 7 1998
 
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. (1)
* 7390048 Shield member 5 2006
 
FIAT AUTO S.P.A. (1)
* 4917404 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
 
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (4)
* 8684443 Vehicular bezel mounting structure 4 2011
* 2013/0088,032 VEHICLE BEZEL ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE 0 2011
8905768 Charging connector 1 2011
* 2013/0095,678 CHARGING CONNECTOR 4 2011
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
* 9039063 Tank recess 1 2012
* 2014/0070,561 Tank Recess 0 2012
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (31)
* 8556326 Fuel tank cover module 2 2010
* 2012/0161,462 FUEL TANK COVER MODULE 8 2010
9067379 Stiffened multi-layer compartment door assembly utilizing elastic averaging 0 2012
9061403 Elastic tube alignment system for precisely locating an emblem lens to an outer bezel 13 2012
9061715 Elastic cantilever beam alignment system for precisely aligning components 24 2012
9556890 Elastic alignment assembly for aligning mated components and method of reducing positional variation 0 2013
9156506 Elastically averaged alignment system 0 2013
9388838 Elastic retaining assembly for matable components and method of assembling 0 2013
9382935 Elastic tubular attachment assembly for mating components and method of mating components 0 2013
9278642 Elastically deformable flange locator arrangement and method of reducing positional variation 0 2013
9297400 Elastic mating assembly and method of elastically assembling matable components 0 2013
9067625 Elastic retaining arrangement for jointed components and method of reducing a gap between jointed components 25 2013
9447840 Elastically deformable energy management assembly and method of managing energy absorption 0 2013
9463538 Alignment system and method thereof 0 2013
9488205 Alignment arrangement for mated components and method 0 2013
9303667 Lobular elastic tube alignment system for providing precise four-way alignment of components 1 2013
9458876 Elastically deformable alignment fastener and system 0 2013
9463831 Elastic tube alignment and fastening system for providing precise alignment and fastening of components 0 2013
9457845 Lobular elastic tube alignment and retention system for providing precise alignment of components 0 2013
9511802 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2013
9481317 Elastically deformable clip and method 0 2013
9447806 Self-retaining alignment system for providing precise alignment and retention of components 0 2013
9428123 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 9 2013
9216704 Elastically averaged strap systems and methods 0 2013
9446722 Elastic averaging alignment member 0 2013
9238488 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2013
9541113 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2014
9463829 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2014
9429176 Elastically averaged alignment systems and methods 0 2014
9428046 Alignment and retention system for laterally slideably engageable mating components 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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