Patents by Inventor Caleb BAUER

Caleb BAUER has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10962131
    Abstract: A fill limit vent valve includes a float valve, a housing, and a lid. The housing includes a cylindrical outer wall and a tubular portion. The outer wall has a central axis. The tubular portion accommodates the float valve. The lid is placed on the upper end of the tubular portion and has a communicating opening. The housing includes a fuel passage that has an inlet and a discharge port. The discharge port is connected to the communicating opening. A section of the tubular portion that faces the fuel passage is constituted by a curved surface. A guide wall that has at least one guide surface is provided between the fuel passage and the inlet. A straight line on the curved surface that is parallel with the central axis is defined as a generatrix. The guide surface extends along the curved surface while being inclined relative to the generatrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kuwayama, Caleb Bauer, Steven Yurgalonis, Pierre Grypinich
  • Publication number: 20210062928
    Abstract: A fill limit vent valve includes a float valve, a housing, and a lid. The housing includes a cylindrical outer wall and a tubular portion. The outer wall has a central axis. The tubular portion accommodates the float valve. The lid is placed on the upper end of the tubular portion and has a communicating opening. The housing includes a fuel passage that has an inlet and a discharge port. The discharge port is connected to the communicating opening. A section of the tubular portion that faces the fuel passage is constituted by a curved surface. A guide wall that has at least one guide surface is provided between the fuel passage and the inlet. A straight line on the curved surface that is parallel with the central axis is defined as a generatrix. The guide surface extends along the curved surface while being inclined relative to the generatrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenta KUWAYAMA, Caleb BAUER, Steven YURGALONIS, Pierre GRYPINICH
  • Patent number: 10919380
    Abstract: A fuel shut-off valve includes a housing, a float valve, and a tubular fuel inflow portion. The housing includes a communicating opening that communicates with the outside of the fuel tank, a tubular portion that extends in a vertical direction, and an inlet for liquid fuel located in the tubular portion at a position below the communicating opening. The float valve selectively closes and opens the communicating opening by moving vertically. The fuel inflow portion is provided outside the tubular portion and has a first end having an inflow port for liquid fuel and a second end connected to the inlet. The inflow port is opened at a position that is above the inlet and spaced outward in a radial direction from the tubular portion. The housing includes a discharge port for discharging liquid fuel in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kuwayama, Caleb Bauer, Steven Yurgalonis
  • Publication number: 20200238821
    Abstract: A fuel shut-off valve includes a housing, a float valve, and a tubular fuel inflow portion. The housing includes a communicating opening that communicates with the outside of the fuel tank, a tubular portion that extends in a vertical direction, and an inlet for liquid fuel located in the tubular portion at a position below the communicating opening. The float valve selectively closes and opens the communicating opening by moving vertically. The fuel inflow portion is provided outside the tubular portion and has a first end having an inflow port for liquid fuel and a second end connected to the inlet. The inflow port is opened at a position that is above the inlet and spaced outward in a radial direction from the tubular portion. The housing includes a discharge port for discharging liquid fuel in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenta KUWAYAMA, Caleb BAUER, Steven YURGALONIS