Patents by Inventor Edward J. Talaski

Edward J. Talaski 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: 10920722
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a wire includes a core formed from an electrically conductive material and having an outer surface, and a polymeric insulator surrounding the core. The insulator has a resistivity of between 105 and 109 ohms/square, and the insulator has an inner surface engaged with the core. In at least some implementations, the core is formed from metal and has a conductivity of at least 1×10?6 ?m. The insulator may include a base material and a conductive material in the base material, wherein the conductive material has a conductivity between 105 and 106 ohms/square. The insulator may have an outer surface that defines an outer surface of the wire and/or the insulator may have an inner surface engaged with the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Walbro LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20210025359
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fuel pump assembly includes a fuel pump having an inlet through which fuel enters the fuel pump and a first outlet from which pressurized fuel is discharged for delivery to an engine, and a second outlet through which some of the fuel discharged from the fuel pump is routed wherein that fuel is not delivered to the engine, wherein the second outlet has a flow area that permits a flow of fuel through the second outlet that is sufficient to reduce the maximum pressure of fuel downstream of the first outlet for delivery to an engine to between 1/10th and 1/25th of the output pressure of the fuel pump without flow through O the second outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Elton J. Fisch, Douglas W. Salowitz, Jr., Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20210003091
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a system includes a pump having an electric motor and a pump outlet, a controller coupled to the pump to vary the power provided to the motor to vary the flow rate of liquid discharged from the pump outlet, a pressure regulator having an inlet communicated with the pump outlet, a regulator outlet from which liquid is discharged from the regulator, a bypass outlet through which liquid is discharged from the regulator, and a pressure responsive valve that opens to permit liquid flow through the bypass outlet, and a flow sensor. The flow sensor is communicated with the bypass outlet to sense or determine a flow rate of liquid at or downstream of the bypass outlet, the flow sensor also communicated with the controller to provide an indication of the bypassed liquid flow rate to the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20190360851
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a liquid level sensor, includes a liquid level responsive member that moves in response to changing liquid level, an electrically conductive contact associated with the liquid level responsive member, a circuit including a rectifying element and a) one or more conductive elements, or b) one or more resistive elements or c) one or more conductive elements and one or more resistive elements, wherein the contact is arranged to engage at least one of the elements in a, b, or c, and a power supply. The power supply is adapted to provide a voltage to the circuit causing a current flow in a first direction in the circuit wherein the current flows through the contact and to provide a current flow in a second direction in the circuit wherein the rectifying element prevents current flow through the contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robby L. Linton, Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20190285035
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a wire includes a core formed from an electrically conductive material and having an outer surface, and a polymeric insulator surrounding the core. The insulator has a resistivity of between 105 and 109 ohms/square, and the insulator has an inner surface engaged with the core. In at least some implementations, the core is formed from metal and has a conductivity of at least 1×10?6 ?m. The insulator may include a base material and a conductive material in the base material, wherein the conductive material has a conductivity between 105 and 106 ohms/square. The insulator may have an outer surface that defines an outer surface of the wire and/or the insulator may have an inner surface engaged with the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20190242341
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fuel supply module includes a reservoir and a fuel pump carried by the reservoir. The reservoir may include a body and a lid that define an internal volume to contain a supply of fuel, and the reservoir may include an inlet through which fuel enters the internal volume and an outlet from which fuel is discharged from the fuel supply module. The fuel pump is carried by the reservoir and has a first inlet communicating with the internal volume to take fuel into the fuel pump from the internal volume and a second inlet spaced above the first inlet relative to the direction of the force of gravity to take fluid or vapors into the fuel pump from the internal volume. The fuel pump includes an outlet from which fluid is discharged for delivery to an engine through the reservoir outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Eric D. Anderson, Travis P. Baur, Elton J. Fisch, Cyrus M. Healy, Kevin L. Israelson, Gerald J. LaMarr, Jr., Robby L. Linton, Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 9689390
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fluid pump includes a drive shaft including at least one drive surface and a pumping element. The pumping element includes an opening in which a portion of the drive shaft is received so that the pumping element is driven for rotation by the drive shaft, and the opening is larger than the drive shaft to provide a clearance between the pumping element and at least part of the drive shaft. The pumping element also includes at least one engagement surface arranged to be engaged by the drive surface of the drive shaft when the drive shaft is rotated where one or both of the drive surface and the engagement surface are angled to provide a surface area of engagement between the drive surface and engagement surface that is at least 1% of the surface area of the drive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Moss, Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 9476392
    Abstract: A fluid pump includes an electric motor having a commutator and one or more brushes communicated with the commutator, and a pumping assembly driven by the electric motor. An outer shell of the pump encloses at least a portion of the electric motor and the pumping assembly, a cap is carried by the outer shell and has a brush passage formed therein for each brush, with each brush passage including a cavity defined by at least one wall. A brush cap has an end received in the cavity with an interference fit wherein the end of the brush cap has an outer diameter that is larger than the diameter of the cavity and the end of the brush cap has strength that causes it to deform upon installation into the cavity without causing significant plastic deformation of the wall of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 9249806
    Abstract: A fluid pump may include an electric motor having an output shaft driven for rotation about an axis and a pump assembly coupled to the output shaft. The pump assembly has a first cap and a second cap with at least one pumping channel defined between the first and second caps, and an impeller between the first and second caps. The impeller is driven for rotation by the output shaft of the motor and includes a plurality of vanes in communication with the at least one pumping channel. Each vane has a root segment and a tip segment and a line from a base of the root segment to an outer edge of the tip segment trails a line extending from the axis of rotation to the base of the root segment by an angle of between 0° and 30° relative to the direction of rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 9027594
    Abstract: A fuel system valve assembly may include a housing, a spring, and a body. The housing may have a fuel passage defined in part or more by a fuel passage wall. The fuel passage wall may have a seat and a cylindrical section. The cylindrical section may have a constant diameter and may be located downstream of the seat. In use, the body may reciprocate linearly in the housing between an open position and a closed position. The body may be biased to the closed position by the spring. The body may abut the seat when the body is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 8933609
    Abstract: In one implementation, a liquid pump includes a pumping element, an electric motor and a brush housing. The electric motor is coupled to the pumping element to drive the pumping element for rotation, and the motor has a commutator, brushes engaged with the commutator to provide electricity to the commutator and at least one biasing member yieldably biasing the brushes into engagement with the commutator. The brush housing defines brush cavities in which the brushes are received, where the brushes have a first surface engaged with the commutator and a second surface spaced from the first surface and acted upon by said at least one biasing member. The second surface is inclined at an acute included angle relative to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20140241861
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fluid pump includes a drive shaft including at least one drive surface and a pumping element. The pumping element includes an opening in which a portion of the drive shaft is received so that the pumping element is driven for rotation by the drive shaft, and the opening is larger than the drive shaft to provide a clearance between the pumping element and at least part of the drive shaft. The pumping element also includes at least one engagement surface arranged to be engaged by the drive surface of the drive shaft when the drive shaft is rotated where one or both of the drive surface and the engagement surface are angled to provide a surface area of engagement between the drive surface and engagement surface that is at least 1% of the surface area of the drive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn A. Moss, Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20130256577
    Abstract: A fuel system valve assembly may include a housing, a spring, and a body. The housing may have a fuel passage defined in part or more by a fuel passage wall. The fuel passage wall may have a seat and a cylindrical section. The cylindrical section may have a constant diameter and may be located downstream of the seat. In use, the body may reciprocate linearly in the housing between an open position and a closed position. The body may be biased to the closed position by the spring. The body may abut the seat when the body is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 8499787
    Abstract: A pressure control valve has a non-uniformly tapered valve bore that has an increasing diameter as it extends downstream. An interface angle, defined in part between a valve ball and the valve bore in the area of the smallest gap between them, increases as the valve ball is increasingly displaced away from a valve seat of the valve bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20130049524
    Abstract: In one implementation, a liquid pump includes a pumping element, an electric motor and a brush housing. The electric motor is coupled to the pumping element to drive the pumping element for rotation, and the motor has a commutator, brushes engaged with the commutator to provide electricity to the commutator and at least one biasing member yieldably biasing the brushes into engagement with the commutator. The brush housing defines brush cavities in which the brushes are received, where the brushes have a first surface engaged with the commutator and a second surface spaced from the first surface and acted upon by said at least one biasing member. The second surface is inclined at an acute included angle relative to the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: TI GROUP AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20120201700
    Abstract: A fluid pump may include an electric motor having an output shaft driven for rotation about an axis and a pump assembly coupled to the output shaft. The pump assembly has a first cap and a second cap with at least one pumping channel defined between the first and second caps, and an impeller between the first and second caps. The impeller is driven for rotation by the output shaft of the motor and includes a plurality of vanes in communication with the at least one pumping channel. Each vane has a root segment and a tip segment and a line from a base of the root segment to an outer edge of the tip segment trails a line extending from the axis of rotation to the base of the root segment by an angle of between 0° and 30° relative to the direction of rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20120201702
    Abstract: A fluid pump includes an electric motor having a commutator and one or more brushes communicated with the commutator, and a pumping assembly driven by the electric motor. An outer shell of the pump encloses at least a portion of the electric motor and the pumping assembly, a cap is carried by the outer shell and has a brush passage formed therein for each brush, with each brush passage including a cavity defined by at least one wall. A brush cap has an end received in the cavity with an interference fit wherein the end of the brush cap has an outer diameter that is larger than the diameter of the cavity and the end of the brush cap has strength that causes it to deform upon installation into the cavity without causing significant plastic deformation of the wall of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Publication number: 20100276623
    Abstract: A pressure control valve has a non-uniformly tapered valve bore that has an increasing diameter as it extends downstream. An interface angle, defined in part between a valve ball and the valve bore in the area of the smallest gap between them, increases as the valve ball is increasingly displaced away from a valve seat of the valve bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 7766034
    Abstract: A pressure control valve has a non-uniformly tapered valve bore that has an increasing diameter as it extends downstream. An interface angle, defined in part between a valve ball and the valve bore in the area of the smallest gap between them, increases as the valve ball is increasingly displaced away from a valve seat of the valve bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 7210460
    Abstract: A low cost bypass pressure regulator preferably for a returnless fuel system supplying liquid fuel to a fuel injector of the combustion engine. The pressure regulator preferably has a valve head disposed at least in part in a valve chamber defined by a circumferentially continuous inner surface carried by a valve body and which transitions radially outward with respect to a center axis and in a downstream direction. The valve head preferably tapers radially inward from a downstream peripheral outer edge of the head. In a closed position, the valve head engages a seat carried by the body with the peripheral outer edge downstream of the seat and radially spaced from and fitted closely to the valve chamber continuous inner surface thus defining a close fit region therebetween. As the valve head opens, the flow cross-section enlarges which reduces or eliminates oscillation of the valve head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Walbro Engine Management, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Douyama, Kerry E. Grifka, Kevin L. Israelson, Ronald H. Roche, Edward J. Talaski