Patents Represented by Attorney Joseph V. Tassone
  • Patent number: 7479316
    Abstract: An extruded multilayer seal member having an expanded temperature range and an improved compression set resistance wherein the seal member comprises a first fluoroelastomer as the inner layer of the multilayer seal member and a second elastomer as the outer layer of the multilayer seal member; and a method for manufacturing the multilayer seal member which comprises extruding a multilayer tubular structure, crosslinking the extruded multilayer tubular structure on a mandrel, cutting the multilayer tubular structure to provide a plurality of uniform seal members and recovering the seal members, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Duke, Eric Frey, Kenneth Scott Jackson, John Mobley, Francis V. Rolland, Edi J. Wink
  • Patent number: 7353809
    Abstract: An evaporative emissions canister is used in an automotive evaporative emission system to separate liquid fuel entrained with fuel vapor and to control emission of fuel vapors to the atmosphere, the system including a fuel tank coupled to an automotive engine. The canister includes an integrally molded housing having side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall; a hydrocarbon-adsorbing material disposed therein so as to provide a vapor adsorbent chamber for adsorbing hydrocarbon fuel vapor flowing therethrough; and a liquid-fuel trap located above the vapor adsorbent chamber for separating fuel vapor and liquid fuel. A method is provided for preventing or reducing hydrocarbon emissions to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Fluid Routing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Peterson, Christopher D. Allen, Anthony R. St. Amour, John M. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7297081
    Abstract: An idler pulley with an integral bearing carrier insert comprising: a pulley body having a peripheral surface for accepting and retaining an endless belt; and a tubular bearing carrier insert forming a central hub along a perpendicular axis of the idler pulley body, the hub having an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Eck
  • Patent number: 7281547
    Abstract: A multi-layered tube comprising a first inner polymeric tubular structure, a second foamed polymeric structure containing a plurality of short or long reinforcing elements dispersed therein and, optionally, a third cover layer on the outer surface of the reinforcing layer; and a method for manufacturing the multi-layered hose are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Fluid Routing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael L. Cleveland, Andrew R. Davis
  • Patent number: 7256235
    Abstract: An improved adhesive composition and method for adhering textile reinforcing elements to rubber, particularly ethylene-propylene-diene rubber in the manufacture of rubber articles such as power transmission belts, wherein the adhesive composition comprises a latex of a hydrogenated styrene-butadiene rubber, a carboxylated hydrogenated styrene-butadiene rubber, a hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene rubber, a carboxylated hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene rubber, a chlorosulfonated polyethylene or blends thereof; an aqueous solution of a half-ester of maleinized liquid poly butadiene; and, optionally, up to about 15% by weight carbon black in an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Pelton
  • Patent number: 7228877
    Abstract: A flexible fuel hose having improved fuel vapor barrier properties wherein the fuel hose comprises a first fluoropolymer layer forming a first barrier tubular structure and a second fluoropolymer layer forming a second tubular structure around the first barrier tubular structure; and a method for the manufacture of such hose are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Shifman
  • Patent number: 7186196
    Abstract: A belt tensioner with integral damping comprising a housing, a pivot bushing, a spring element, a disc-shaped spring bushing, a lever arm assembly, a pulley assembly, an armplate assembly including an armplate and a friction element; wherein the armplate assembly comprises an armplate having a cup-shaped cavity including a circumferential edge and a plurality of spaced apart finger elements extending from said circumferential edge wherein the finger elements are configured to provide a high degree of damping in a radial direction., and a friction element disposed between the fingers elements and the armplate, the friction element providing at least one contact area having increased friction between the lever arm and the armplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: James G. Quintus
  • Patent number: 7169842
    Abstract: A heat tolerant, pressure resistant elastomeric composition comprising a blend of a first ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer and a second copolymer selected from the group consisting of chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM), chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), polychloroprene (CR), ethylene-acrylic elastomer (AEM), alkyl-acrylate copolymer (ACM), polyvinyl acetate (PVA), nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene rubber (HNBR), and mixtures thereof, a hose manufactured therefrom; and a method for preparing the hose are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Harold D. Beck
  • Patent number: 7081287
    Abstract: A high performance thermoplastic hose useful as a power steering hose, the high performance thermoplastic hose comprising a high performance engineering thermoplastic such as polyurethane and a chlorine-containing polyolefin such as chlorinated polyethylene, chlorinated polypropylene, chlorinated copolymers containing ethylene and propylene, chlorosulfonated polyethylene, chlorosulfonated polypropylene, chlorosulfonated copolymers of ethylene and propylene or mixture thereof, is disclosed. Also disclosed are a method for manufacturing the high performance thermoplastic hose, and a thermoplastic vulcanizate capable of resisting chemical attack and withstanding temperatures up to about 300° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jayanta Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 7052751
    Abstract: A fuel transport tube having improved fuel vapor permeation characteristics comprising an inner conductive nylon tubular structure containing a conductive agent selected from the group consisting of carbon fibers and carbon fibrils; an aluminum barrier layer on the outside surface of the nylon inner tubular layer; and a non-conductive nylon layer on the outer surface of the aluminum layer; and a method for making the fuel transport tube are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher W. Smith, Jerry Shifman, Jeremy Duke, John E. Mobley
  • Patent number: 7025699
    Abstract: An endless positive drive power transmission belt is described for use with a cooperating pulley member, wherein the endless positive drive transmission belt comprises an elastomeric body portion, a plurality of longitudinally extending spaced apart tensile members, and a layer of wear-resistant fabric material positioned on the cooperating pulley member engaging surface of said belt, wherein a layer of a high ethylene-containing elastomer composition is bonded to a surface of the layer of wear-resistant fabric material in such a manner that the surface layer of the high ethylene-containing elastomer is disposed between the layer of wear-resistant fabric material and the cooperating pulley member. A method for coating a wear-resistant fabric material with a high ethylene-containing elastomer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Harold D. Beck
  • Patent number: 6994536
    Abstract: An extrusion system for extruding a layer of a plastic or rubber material onto a work piece without having to continuously adjust the extrusion system during the “set-up” mode to “full-run” mode, wherein the extruded layer exhibits a predetermined cross-section size and a uniform wall gauge concentricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Worley, Gene L. Patterson
  • Patent number: 6974614
    Abstract: A fuel transport tube having improved fuel vapor permeation characteristics comprising an inner conductive high density polyethylene tubular structure, an aluminum barrier layer on the outside surface of the high density polyethylene inner tubular layer, and a non-conductive thermoplastic layer on the outer surface of the aluminum layer; and a method for making the fuel transport tube are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher W. Smith, Jerry Shifman, Jeremy Duke, John E. Mobley
  • Patent number: 6960377
    Abstract: A flexible fuel hose having improved fuel vapor barrier properties wherein the fuel hose includes a fluoropolymer barrier layer forming an inner tubular structure, a second synthetic elastomer tubular structure around the first fluoropolymer barrier layer, and a protective cover; and a method for the manufacture of such hose are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Shifman
  • Patent number: 6949277
    Abstract: A high performance thermoplastic hose useful as a power steering hose, the high performance thermoplastic hose comprising a high performance engineering thermoplastic such as polyurethane and a chlorine-containing polyolefin such as chlorinated polyethylene, chlorinated polypropylene, chlorinated copolymers containing ethylene and propylene, chlorosulfonated polyethylene, chlorosulfonated polypropylene, chlorosulfonated copolymers of ethylene and propylene or mixture thereof, is disclosed. Also disclosed are a method for manufacturing the high performance thermoplastic hose, and a thermoplastic vulcanizate capable of resisting chemical attack and withstanding temperatures up to about 300° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jayanta Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 6880862
    Abstract: A conductive tubular connector insert for use in a fuel conveying system to couple a first conductive polymeric tubular member to a second conductive polymeric tubular member such that electrical conductivity is insured in the system as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Mobley, Christopher W. Smith, Jay T. Butler, Jerry Shifman
  • Patent number: 6860962
    Abstract: An improved adhesive composition and method for adhering textile reinforcing elements to rubber, particularly ethylene-propylene-diene rubber in the manufacture of rubber articles such as power transmission belts, wherein the adhesive composition comprises a latex of a hydrogenated styrene-butadiene rubber, a carboxylated hydrogenated styrene-butadiene rubber, a hyddogenated nitrile-butadiene rubber, a carboxylated hydrogenated nitrile-butadiene rubber, a chlorosulfonated polyethylene or blends thereof; an aqueous solution of a half-ester of maleinized liquid poybutadiene; and, optionally, up to about 15% by weight carbon black in an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Pelton
  • Patent number: 6852188
    Abstract: A thermoplastic tube for transfer of hydrocarbon fuel comprising an inner fluoroplastic layer and an outer polyamide layer bonded to the fluoroplastic layer wherein an adhesion promoter is included in at least one of the layers is disclosed. The adhesion promoter is an unsubstituted or substituted phenol salt of 1,8-diazabicyclo-[5,4,0]undec-7-ene on a novolac carrier which functions to increase the adhesive bond strength between the two layers. The adhesion promoter provides a chemically bonded adhesion in addition to the mechanical adhesion associated with extrusion or lamination of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Stanley E. Stripe
  • Patent number: 6832968
    Abstract: The invention provides a low modulus drive belt for an automotive accessory drive system that allows for relatively high elongation during installation and that maintains a relatively high percentage of its install tension throughout the useful life of the belt. The invention also provides an automotive accessory drive system that utilizes such a belt and a method for constructing such a belt. One embodiment of the invention is directed to an accessory drive system for an automobile that includes: (a) a drive pulley; (b) an accessory pulley operatively coupled to an accessory drive shaft; and (c) an endless drive belt engaged between the drive pulley and the accessory pulley, where the drive belt includes an endless band of rubber composite material having a plurality of circumferentially extending an axially aligned polyamide 6.6 twisted cords formed therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jay D. Swope
  • Patent number: 6827660
    Abstract: This invention provides an improved power transmission belt which has a relatively thick rubber backing layer for improved interface with associated pulleys and improved wear resistance. The belt also has an aramid, glass, or other high modulus relatively inextensible cord secured by a layer of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Dayco Products, LLC
    Inventors: Lance Love, Jack D. White, Jr.