US Patent No: 8,162,375

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Hinge mounted fuel housing seal

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Abstract

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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, IL4674

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gurtatowski, Craig W Crown Point, IN 14 30
Rodawold,, Jr Joseph L - 4 12
Woodworth, Jacob S - 4 6

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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
 
Lectron Products, Inc. (2)
5,076,622 Fuel filler latch assembly 18 1990
5,664,811 Fuel filler door actuator assembly with integral kick-out spring 22 1995
 
DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,811,984 Lid for closing an automobile body recess 21 1988
 
FIAT AUTO S.P.A. (1)
4,917,404 Device for supporting the fuel charging filler for motor vehicles 6 1987
 
FISHER, CHRISTOPHER M. (1)
5,954,387 Fuel access door with affixed seal 5 1998
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
2008/0136,210 FILLER NECK HOUSING ASSEMBLY 3 2006
 
GERDES GMBH (1)
6,877,632 Tank cap with free travel 2 2002
 
I.T.W. AUTOMOTIVE ITALIA S.R.L (1)
6,220,064 Fuel filler assembly for a vehicle 5 1999
 
I.T.W. DE FRANCE (1)
2010/0072,774 HEAD FOR FUEL FILLER PIPE PROVIDED WITH AN OBTURATING ASSEMBLY 3 2008
 
KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
7,311,348 Housing apparatus of fuel door 11 2006
 
MONTALEONE, MICHAEL (1)
5,467,621 Lockable closure for a fuel tank filler pipe 17 1994
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
7,677,631 Vehicle access assembly 6 2008
 
STANT USA CORP. (1)
6,755,057 Dust cover lock system for vehicle filler neck 13 2002
 
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
4,971,382 Fuel filler door structure for a vehicle 15 1989
 
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. (1)
7,390,048 Shield member 4 2006
 
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 13 1995

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (1)
8,556,326 Fuel tank cover module 1 2010
 
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
8,684,443 Vehicular bezel mounting structure 1 2011

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