Patents Assigned to Stant Manufacturing Inc.
  • Publication number: 20100175785
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is included in a fuel tank filler neck closure assembly. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: J Bradley Groom, Lowell R. Bell
  • Publication number: 20100089306
    Abstract: A fuel gauge is adapted to extend into a fuel tank to enclose liquid fuel in the fuel tank and to sense the level of liquid fuel in the fuel tank. The fuel gauge includes a fuel-level indicator having a needle and a buoyant float exposed to the liquid fuel in the fuel tank. The needle moves in response to changes in the level of liquid fuel in the fuel tank sensed by the buoyant float.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Gary L. Dunkle, Louis T. Frank
  • Publication number: 20100089919
    Abstract: A fuel cap includes a filler-neck closure including a pressure-relief valve and a vacuum-relief valve and a handle arranged to overlie the filler-neck closure. The fuel cap also includes a torque-transmission ring arranged to lie between the handle and the filler-neck closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Gary L. Dunkle, Louis T. Frank
  • Patent number: 7665493
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is positioned in a filler neck closure assembly to prevent a user from pumping unleaded fuel into a diesel fuel tank. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: J Bradley Groom, Michael S. Brock, Timothy J. King, Jeffrey E. Devall
  • Patent number: 7654403
    Abstract: A filler neck cap includes a vacuum-relief valve member that moves from a normally closed position to an opened position when exposed to certain vacuum conditions to open a vent aperture and allow atmosphere to flow therethrough. The filler neck cap also includes a pressure-relief valve member formed to include the vent aperture that is closed normally by the vacuum-relief valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. DeCapua, Douglas O. Gregory
  • Patent number: 7568494
    Abstract: A vent apparatus is opened to allow free flow of fuel vapor from a vehicle fuel tank through the vent apparatus to a fuel vapor recovery canister during tank refueling until a predetermined level of liquid fuel is reached in the vent apparatus. Once refueling has been completed, the vent apparatus is closed to block or limit further flow of liquid fuel to the vent apparatus. At the same time, fuel vapor discharge passageways in the vent apparatus that had been closed once the fuel tank had been filled to a predetermined capacity with liquid fuel are reopened so that fuel vapor can flow freely from the fuel tank to the canister even though the volume or height of liquid fuel in the fuel tank has not decreased since the tank was filled during refueling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Devall
  • Patent number: 7556067
    Abstract: A fuel tank filler neck apparatus includes a filler neck and a filler neck component mounted in a fuel-conducting passageway formed in the filler neck. The filler neck component could be a fuel tan inlet check valve or a closure cap mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Chad A. McClung
  • Publication number: 20090139495
    Abstract: A carbon canister includes a housing and a carbon bed located in the housing. A discharge tube is coupled to the housing and arranged to conduct fuel vapor from the canister to a vapor-delivery system coupled to an engine to clean the carbon bed in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Jason M. Crawford
  • Patent number: 7527044
    Abstract: A power source is provided for a machine. The power source includes an engine and an engine fuel system of the type that generates fuel vapor containing hydrocarbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Dunkle, Josh J. Mullins, Louis T. Frank
  • Publication number: 20090020182
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is included in a fuel tank filler neck closure assembly. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: J. Bradley Groom, Lowell R. Bell
  • Patent number: 7472694
    Abstract: A fuel vapor recovery apparatus includes a canister including a housing formed to include a first port exposed to the atmosphere and a second port exposed to fuel tank fuel vapor. A carbon bed is located in an interior region of the housing between the first and second ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 7409946
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel system includes a fuel vapor recovery canister containing a carbon bed configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from the fuel tank into the canister. A purge vacuum is applied to the canister to draw fuel vapor carrying reclaimed hydrocarbon material from the canister into an intake manifold coupled to an engine so that the reclaimed hydrocarbon material can be burned in the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James King
  • Patent number: 7325577
    Abstract: A tank venting system includes a diaphragm valve movable to open and close a passageway leading to a fuel tank. The system also includes a fuel vapor recovery canister used to adsorb hydrocarbons associated with fuel vapor flowing through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Devall
  • Publication number: 20080022732
    Abstract: A filler neck closure system includes a capless fuel tank filler neck and a closure. The closure is coupled to the capless fuel tank filler neck to close an opening into the fuel tank filler neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Joseph McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20070278231
    Abstract: A filler neck closure unit includes a filler neck closure cap and a breakaway tether coupled to the cap. The breakaway tether includes a weakened, frangible section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: James Newport
  • Patent number: 7302977
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is positioned in a filler neck closure assembly to prevent a user from pumping unleaded fuel into a diesel fuel tank. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, J Bradley Groom, Poul Hedevang
  • Publication number: 20070261752
    Abstract: A multi-layer shell is configured to provide a fuel tank and a fuel tank filler neck. One layer has a low-permeation material configured to inhibit hydrocarbon permeation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Chad McClung, Dennis DeCapua, Bradley Steusloff
  • Patent number: 7293586
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is positioned in a filler neck closure assembly between a pivotable outer door and a pivotable inner door to prevent a user from pumping unleaded fuel into a diesel fuel tank. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: J Bradley Groom, Chad A. McClung, Michael S. Brock, Jeffrey E. Devall
  • Publication number: 20070215240
    Abstract: A fuel tank filler neck is formed to include an opening. A filler neck closure system includes a closure and a lock for the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: J. Bradley Groom
  • Patent number: 7270117
    Abstract: A vent apparatus includes a vent housing adapted to be mounted on a fuel tank to extend into an interior region of the fuel tank and a fuel vapor discharge conduit leading from the vent housing to a fuel vapor recovery canister. The vent apparatus further includes a discharge regulator configured to regulate flow of fuel vapor from the vent housing into the fuel vapor discharge conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Devall