Patents by Inventor Chad McClung

Chad McClung 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: 7882862
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Dennis M. DeCapua, Timothy J. King, Bradley L. Steusloff, J Bradley Groom, Chad A. McClung, Lowell R. Bell
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 20060180241
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Chad McClung
  • Publication number: 20060180959
    Abstract: A component is mated to a parison placed in a blow mold. The parison is configured to define a fuel fill tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Chad McClung
  • Publication number: 20060180958
    Abstract: A method of forming a pair of conduits using blow-molding techniques is disclosed. A parison is inflated and deformed to form a pair of interconnected conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: STANT MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventor: Chad McClung
  • Publication number: 20060032549
    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: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Chad McClung, Kevin Frank, Wayne Harris
  • Patent number: 6923224
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly includes a housing formed to include a vent chamber arranged to receive a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein during fuel tank refueling. A flow control valve assembly is provided to regulate flow of ambient air and/or fuel vapor through the vent chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. McClung, Jeffery Griffin, Lowell R. Bell
  • Publication number: 20050155671
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly includes a housing formed to include a vent chamber arranged to receive a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle therein during fuel tank refueling. A flow control valve assembly is provided to regulate flow of ambient air and/or fuel vapor through the vent chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Chad McClung, Jeffery Griffin, Lowell Bell