Patents Assigned to Stant USA Corp.
  • Patent number: 11059369
    Abstract: An exhaust after-treatment system associated with a diesel engine includes a diesel exhaust fluid storage unit. The storage unit includes a diesel exhaust fluid tank and a vent system coupled to the tank and configured to regulate flow of air into the tank and fluid vapor out of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Jan Nimrichter, Nuno Bras
  • Patent number: 11021052
    Abstract: A capless filler pipe closure is provided for a tank filler pipe. The capless closure permits a fuel pump nozzle to be inserted into the tank filler pipe without first removing a fuel cap form the outer end of the tank filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventor: Paul C. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 11014444
    Abstract: A capless filler pipe closure is provided for a tank filler pipe. The capless closure permits a fuel pump nozzle to be inserted into the tank filler pipe without first removing a fuel cap from the outer end of the tank filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STANT USA CORP.
    Inventor: Paul C. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 11014441
    Abstract: A fuel tank filler apparatus comprises a capless filler neck closure adapted to be mated with an outer end of a fuel-tank filler neck. The capless filler neck closure may be removable from the fuel-tank filler neck for service or repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STANT USA CORP.
    Inventors: Miguel Costa, Jan Nimrichter, Paul C. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 11014442
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fuel tank fill pipe assembly configured to conduct liquid fuel from a fuel-dispensing nozzle to a fuel tank. The fuel tank fill pipe assembly includes a filler head assembly shaped to receive the fuel-dispensing nozzle and a filler pipe that extends from the filler head assembly toward the fuel tank. In illustrated embodiments, a coupler is included for attaching the filler head assembly to the filler pipe while blocking fuel vapor from escaping the fuel tank fill pipe assembly so that hydrocarbons present in the fuel vapor are not released into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STANT USA CORP.
    Inventors: Dari Dufendach, Paul C. Wetzel, II, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 10974589
    Abstract: A capless filler pipe closure is provided for a tank filler pipe. The capless closure permits a fuel pump nozzle to be inserted into the tank filler pipe without first removing a fuel cap form the outer end of the tank filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Paul C. Wetzel, Louis T. Frank
  • Patent number: 10940755
    Abstract: An exhaust after-treatment system associated with a diesel engine includes a diesel exhaust fluid storage unit. The storage unit includes a diesel exhaust fluid tank and a vent system coupled to the tank and configured to regulate flow of air into the tank and fluid vapor out of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Jan Nimrichter, Nuno Bras
  • Patent number: 10794335
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent system includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • Patent number: 10682906
    Abstract: A fuel tank fill assembly is adapted to be coupled to a fuel tank to conduct fuel from a fuel nozzle to the fuel tank during fueling of a vehicle. The fuel tank fill assembly illustratively includes a relatively rigid filler pipe and a relatively flexible fuel hose that cooperate to provide a conduit for conveying fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Darl Dufendach, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 10458366
    Abstract: A venting apparatus is provided for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • Patent number: 10252612
    Abstract: A fuel tank fill assembly includes a fuel fill tube adapted to be coupled to a fuel tank and configured to receive fuel discharged by a pump nozzle. The assembly also includes a tube mounting bracket for mounting the fuel fill tube in a stationary position in a vehicle to conduct fuel to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Zhao Zhangsheng, Paul C. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 10226996
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly includes a nozzle-receiving housing associated with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck. The nozzle-receiving housing is formed to include a central housing passageway sized to receive the tip of a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein during refueling of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Adam Giles, Keith Kubicek
  • Patent number: 10065496
    Abstract: A fuel-tank filler apparatus includes a fuel-tank filler neck and a filler neck closure. A flapper door is provided to control access to a fuel-conducting passageway formed in the fuel-tank filler neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Joshua L. Rude, Paul C. Wetzel, II
  • Patent number: 10018161
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel system includes a vapor recovery canister containing a primary carbon bed and a secondary carbon bed. Each carbon bed is configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from a vehicle fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: John B. Anderson, Matthew F. Bischoff, John C. Long, II, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 10000117
    Abstract: A capless filler neck closure for use with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck is disclosed. The capless filler neck closure includes an outer dust cover and an inner closure door each movable from a closed position to an opened position in response to insertion of a fuel nozzle into the capless filler neck closure for refueling of an associated vehicle fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: David A. Giles, Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young
  • Patent number: 9908402
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly includes a nozzle-receiving housing associated with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck. The nozzle-receiving housing is formed to include a central housing passageway sized to receive the tip of a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein during refueling of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Adam Giles, Keith Kubicek
  • Patent number: 9902258
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventor: Kevin L Young
  • Patent number: 9873322
    Abstract: A fuel tank apparatus is adapted to conduct fuel toward the fuel tank of a vehicle. The fuel tank fill apparatus includes a fuel-tank filler neck for conducting fuel to the fuel tank and a capless closure assembly the couples to the fuel-tank filler neck in such a way so as to be removed for serviceability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Joshua L. Rude
  • Patent number: 9873320
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventor: Kevin L Young
  • Patent number: 9758035
    Abstract: A filler neck cap is adapted to mate with and close a filler neck. The filler neck cap includes a closure configured to engage the filler neck, an outer handle configured to be gripped by a consumer, and a torque-transmission member configured to transmit torque applied to the outer handle by the consumer to the closure to rotate the closure relative to the filler neck during installation of the cap in the filler neck and removal of the cap from the filler neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Michael S. Brock