Patents Assigned to Stant Manufacturing Inc.
  • Patent number: 7261093
    Abstract: An evaporative emissions control fuel cap system comprises a closure adapted to mate with a fuel tank. The closure includes a passageway formed therein to conduct vapors from the fuel tank to the atmosphere. The closure includes a filter configured to capture hydrocarbons positioned in the passageway so that fuel vapor flowing from the fuel tank is scrubbed of hydrocarbons before being discharged to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: J Bradley Groom, Yip Cheung Kwok, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 7255094
    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: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James King
  • Publication number: 20070169842
    Abstract: A refueling shut-off system is provided for use with a vehicle fuel system including a fuel tank, a fuel tank filler neck, and a fuel vapor recovery canister. The system includes a fill-limit vent valve and a flow-control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Timothy King
  • Patent number: 7246642
    Abstract: A filler neck closure unit includes a frangible portion that is configured to break along a fracture line when an outer portion of the closure unit is hit by a strong blow. The closure unit includes an inner portion that remains coupled to a filler neck to block discharge of liquid fuel and fuel vapor from the filler neck and an outer portion that takes the blow and separates from the inner portion at the fracture line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Dean C. Foltz, Jason K. Jobe, Wallace D. Tallent
  • Publication number: 20070144497
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Timothy King
  • Publication number: 20070137730
    Abstract: A fuel system includes a fuel tank filler neck, a filler neck closure, and a filler neck closure location monitor associated with the fuel tank filler neck and the filler neck closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Dennis DeCapua, Douglas Gregory
  • Patent number: 7228850
    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: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James King
  • Publication number: 20070119426
    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: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Timothy King
  • Publication number: 20070107779
    Abstract: A vent apparatus is adapted to be mounted in an aperture formed in a fuel tank. The vent apparatus includes a vent controller sized to extend through the fuel tank aperture and an outer cover coupled to the vent controller and welded to the fuel tank to support the vent controller in the fuel tank aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Michael Brook, John Lopez
  • Publication number: 20070107702
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Timothy King
  • Patent number: 7216610
    Abstract: A cooling system apparatus includes a coolant tank, an overflow tank coupled to the coolant tank, and a pressure regulator. The pressure regulator regulates flow of fluid discharged from the coolant tank into the overflow tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Lee Dunkle
  • Publication number: 20070084525
    Abstract: A fuel tank valve apparatus includes a fuel conductor adapted to mate with an outlet end of a fuel tank filler neck and extend into a fuel tank. The fuel conductor includes an inlet check valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Charles McPherson
  • Patent number: 7182111
    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: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. McClung, Kevin M. Frank, Wayne O. Harris
  • Publication number: 20070034287
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: J. Groom, Michael Brock, Timothy King, Jeffrey Devall
  • Patent number: 7163117
    Abstract: A fuel cap is provided for use in a filler neck of a tank of a vehicle having body portions which are conductive. The fuel cap includes a housing sized to fit into the filler neck and a cover coupled to an upper end of the housing. The cover is made of a non-conductive resin and an electrically conductive coating covering at least a portion of the non-conductive resin. The coating has a thickness of between approximately 0.1 and 0.6 mil. The fuel cap further includes a conductive discharge member having a first end engaged with the electrically conductive coating of the cover and a second end adapted to be coupled to one of the filler neck and the body of the vehicle to dissipate static charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Griffin, Gary L. Dunkle, Wallace D. Tallent
  • Publication number: 20070000574
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly is provided for a fuel tank filler neck. The closure assembly is configured to receive a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle and to regulate discharge of liquid fuel and fuel vapor from a fuel tank filler neck to the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Dennis DeCapua, Timothy King, Bradley Steusloff, J. Groom, Chad McClung, Lowell Bell
  • Publication number: 20060289084
    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: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: J Groom, Chad McClung, Michael Brock, Jeffrey Devall
  • Publication number: 20060283501
    Abstract: A tank venting system is configured to regulate air and fuel vapor flow between a fuel tank and a fuel vapor recovery canister. A roll-over valve is included in the tank venting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Devall
  • Patent number: 7147001
    Abstract: A fuel-transfer system is provided for a fuel system of a vehicle. The fuel-transfer system includes a filler neck and a fuel tank having top and bottom walls. The fuel-transfer system includes a tube and a fuel conductor. The fuel conductor includes a housing and a diverter valve positioned to lie in the housing. The diverter valve is configured to intercept and guide the tube through an outlet of the housing into a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy Dean Gamble
  • Publication number: 20060231138
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Devall