Patents by Inventor George Szabo

George Szabo 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).

  • Publication number: 20140102384
    Abstract: A sensor assembly, which may be part of an engine cooling system, senses a condition within an enclosed volume. The sensor assembly includes a mounting structure projecting from a wall of the enclosed volume. The mounting structure includes an opening extending from an exterior of the mounting structure towards the wall and at least one channel extending along an exterior of the mounting structure. The sensor assembly further includes a connector having a sensing portion for sensing the condition within the enclosed volume. A seal seals the enclosed volume at the extension of the connector through the opening. A retaining device has at least one attachment structure that is insertable into the at least one channel. The attachment structure engages the connector such that the connector is non-removable from the mounting structure. An associated method provides the sensor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Allen Engle, David John Geer, Brian Scott Vanish, Karen Marie Pistner, George Szabo
  • Patent number: 8002315
    Abstract: There is provided embodiments of a fluid fitting, and system incorporating the fluid fitting therein, which is compatible with harsh, caustic environments such as those environments found in the automotive industry. In one embodiment, the fluid fitting can comprise a conductive element with a fluid pathway for transporting a fluid, e.g., fuel. The fluid fitting can also comprise a non-conductive element that is coupled to the conductive element in a manner discharging electrons from the conductive body. The non-conductive element can comprise a cavity with an opening exposing a sensing device with a sensing element disposed on a sensing element housing. The sensing element housing can be sealed to the conductive element, but expose the sensing element to the fluid in the fluid pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Allen Engle, Woojin Kim, George Szabo
  • Publication number: 20110148096
    Abstract: There is provided embodiments of a fluid fitting, and system incorporating the fluid fitting therein, which is compatible with harsh, caustic environments such as those environments found in the automotive industry. In one embodiment, the fluid fitting can comprise a conductive element with a fluid pathway for transporting a fluid, e.g., fuel. The fluid fitting can also comprise a non-conductive element that is coupled to the conductive element in a manner discharging electrons from the conductive body. The non-conductive element can comprise a cavity with an opening exposing a sensing device with a sensing element disposed on a sensing element housing. The sensing element housing can be sealed to the conductive element, but expose the sensing element to the fluid in the fluid pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Allen Engle, Woojin Kim, George Szabo
  • Publication number: 20060157978
    Abstract: A fluid quick connector sealingly latches first and second components, one of which has a through bore and the other has a raised bead spaced from a tip end. A retainer is mountable through a transverse bore in one end of the first component and latched to the first component by projections carried on a pair of legs. A flange on the retainer is positioned to engage a surface of the first component to position the retainer on the first component. Inner disposed arms on the retainer engage a constant diameter portion of the second component and resist movement of the raised bead into or out of the bore in the housing when the retainer is in a fully latched position. The flange on the retainer is spaced from the legs of the retainer to enable the legs to be of minimal thickness for a reduced axial length for the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: George Szabo, Anthony Thomas
  • Patent number: 7014220
    Abstract: A fluid quick connector sealingly latches first and second components, one of which has a through bore and the other has a raised bead spaced from a tip end. A retainer is mountable through a transverse bore in one end of the first component and latched to the first component by projections carried on a pair of legs. A flange on the retainer is positioned to engage a surface of the first component to position the retainer on the first component. Inner disposed arms on the retainer engage a constant diameter portion of the second component and resist movement of the raised bead into or out of the bore in the housing when the retainer is in a fully latched position. The flange on the retainer is spaced from the legs of the retainer to enable the legs to be of minimal thickness for a reduced axial length for the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: George Szabo, Anthony Thomas
  • Publication number: 20060055172
    Abstract: A fluid quick connector includes first and second coupled housings having aligned bores. A biased shut off valve is mounted in the first housing and has a seal end normally biased into a fluid flow blocking position; but movable away from the seal upon contact with an end form inserted into the bores to a fluid flow enabling position. The first and second housings interact at an adjustable axial interface formed of mating threads to vary the insertion distance of the endform into the first housing after the endform is latched in the first and second housings by a retainer carried in the second housing, to regulate the fluid flow through the quick connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: George Szabo, Gary Klinger
  • Patent number: 6866303
    Abstract: A fluid quick connector sealingly latches first and second components, one of which has a through bore and the other has a raised bead spaced from a tip end. A retainer is mountable through a transverse bore in one end of the first component and latched to the first component by projections carried on a pair of legs. A flange on the retainer is positioned to engage a surface of the first component to position the retainer on the first component. Inner disposed arms on the retainer engage a constant diameter portion of the second component and resist movement of the raised bead into or out of the bore in the housing when the retainer is in a fully latched position. The flange on the retainer is spaced from the legs of the retainer to enable the legs to be of minimal thickness for a reduced axial length for the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: George Szabo, Anthony Thomas
  • Patent number: 6805383
    Abstract: A quick connector includes a connector housing having a through bore adapted to mate with an endform. An electrical contact is mountable in the bore of the connector housing and includes contact members in the form of projections to provide a secure electrical connection between the endform and the connector housing when the male endform is mounted in the connector housing. In one aspect, the electrical contact is formed as the spacer or top hat in the quick connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Ostrander, Rick C. Kelley, George Szabo, Darrell Wilczynski, Kevin Kreiner
  • Patent number: 6755675
    Abstract: An electrically conductive quick connector housing is matable with a conductive male endform. A contact member is carried in the housing to provide a secure electrical connection between the male endform and the housing. In one aspect, the contact member is in the form of at least one projection integrally formed with the housing and extending radially inward into a bore in the housing for engagement with the male endform. In another aspect, the contact member is in the form of at least one longitudinally extending finger projecting unitarily into the bore in the housing. The finger engages the outer diameter of the male endform when the male endform is inserted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: George Szabo, David S. Malone
  • Publication number: 20040075274
    Abstract: A fluid quick connector sealingly latches first and second components, one of which has a through bore and the other has a raised bead spaced from a tip end. A retainer is mountable through a transverse bore in one end of the first component and latched to the first component by projections carried on a pair of legs. A flange on the retainer is positioned to engage a surface of the first component to position the retainer on the first component. Inner disposed arms on the retainer engage a constant diameter portion of the second component and resist movement of the raised bead into or out of the bore in the housing when the retainer is in a fully latched position. The flange on the retainer is spaced from the legs of the retainer to enable the legs to be of minimal thickness for a reduced axial length for the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: George Szabo, Anthony Thomas
  • Patent number: 6612622
    Abstract: A quick connector includes a housing assembly for receiving one end of a conduit with an enlarged annular flange and a retainer for locking the conduit in the housing assembly. The housing assembly includes first and second housings which are rotatably and non-axially displaceably interconnected. A rigid top hat is fixedly mounted in the bore in the first housing to prevent axial displacement of the first and second housings. An annular recess in the top hat receives the flange on the conduit. The housings can also be incrementally indexable ribs on a stem of one housing fixedly and non-rotatingly engage an inner surface of a flexible conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Andre, George Szabo
  • Publication number: 20030137148
    Abstract: A fluid connector includes at least one barb adjacent one end for expanding a flexible conduit thereover. At least one axially and radially extending, non-annular rib is carried on the connector adjacent to the barb. The rib alters the end shape of the flexible conduit into raised and lowered portions which resist rotation of the flexible conduit relative to the connector. The ribs may be employed on any fluid connector, including an adaptor between two fluid conduits, or on a one or two piece fluid quick connector coupling an end form to a flexible conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Michael J. Andre, George Szabo
  • Publication number: 20030092316
    Abstract: An electrically conductive quick connector housing is matable with a conductive male endform. A contact member is carried in the housing to provide a secure electrical connection between the male endform and the housing. In one aspect, the contact member is in the form of at least one projection integrally formed with the housing and extending radially inward into a bore in the housing for engagement with the male endform. In another aspect, the contact member is in the form of at least one longitudinally extending finger projecting unitarily into the bore in the housing. The finger engages the outer diameter of the male endform when the male endform is inserted into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: George Szabo, David S. Malone
  • Publication number: 20030092324
    Abstract: An electrically conductive quick connector housing is matingly engagable with an electrically conductive male endform. An electrically conductive contact member is mounted in the bore of the housing and has an arm extending from a mounting portion which is engagable with the male endform when the male endform is inserted into the housing to electrically connect the male endform to the housing. The mounting portion is in the form of a tubular body or an annular ring. In the case of the annular ring, angular fingers project from the ring for engagement with the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel H. Walker, George Szabo, David S. Malone
  • Publication number: 20030090109
    Abstract: A quick connector includes a connector housing having a through bore adapted to mate with an endform. An electrical contact is mountable in the bore of the connector housing and includes contact members in the form of projections to provide a secure electrical connection between the endform and the connector housing when the male endform is mounted in the connector housing. In one aspect, the electrical contact is formed as the spacer or top hat in the quick connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: James E. Ostrander, Rick C. Kelley, George Szabo, Darrell Wilczynski, Kevin Kreiner
  • Patent number: 6520546
    Abstract: A release tool for a quick connector with a radially displaceable retainer has a pair of arms extending from a collar which are normally disposed on axially extending surfaces of the housing of the female component of the quick connector when the release tool is mounted on the housing. A retainer engaging surface on each of the arms is movably engageable with projections on side legs of the retainer to urge the projections and the end portions of the side legs of the retainer radially inward to a position where the projections are disengaged from lock edges on the axially extending surfaces of the housing to allow disengagement of the retainer element from the male component of the quick connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: George Szabo
  • Patent number: 6508269
    Abstract: A quick connector with a one-way flow valve includes a bearing cage mounted in a bore of a female component housing and supporting a tip end of a conduit lockingly held in the housing by a retainer. A projection extends from one end of the bearing cage and spaces a flow ball movably mounted in the housing bore at a first, flow permitting open position wherein flow paths between the male and female components are established around the exterior of the flow ball and between circumferentially spaced ribs formed in the housing and supporting the flow ball. The flow ball is automatically movable in response to a reverse direction acting fluid pressure differential to a second, flow-blocking position in sealing engagement with a valve seat formed in the housing bore to prevent reverse fluid flow through the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: George Szabo, Shad A. Kelly
  • Patent number: 6448198
    Abstract: The invention relates to an acid catalyst containing a substantial quantity of supported or mass sulfated zirconia and at least one hydrogenating transition metal. This catalyst is characterized by the fact that the sulfated zirconia is in crystallized form and that it shows a specific surface area greater than or equal to 135 m2/g, a pore volume greater than or equal to 0.16 cm3/g and an average pore diameter greater than or equal to 20 Angstroms (20×10−10 m). The invention also relates to methods of making this catalyst and to the uses of this catalyst in hydrocarbon transformation chemical reactions requiring the use of an acid type catalyst, such as for example, isomerization, alkylation, oligomerization reactions or even light hydrocarbon dehydration reactions, and also heavier hydrocarbon hydrocracking and hydroisomerization reactions. In a preferred embodiment of the method of the present invention, a hydrated zirconia gel is washed with a soluble polar organic solvent (other than water).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Total Raffinage Distribution S.A.
    Inventors: Georges Szabo, Pedro Nascimento, Alain Milan, Sebastien Decker, Joeri Denayer, Jean-Pierre Dath
  • Patent number: 6412826
    Abstract: A quick connector for connecting fluid lines includes a first connector having a housing for receiving a tube carrying spool. The spool sealingly engages an endform on the tube to form a metal-to-metal seal. A retainer in the form of ring having a plurality of angularly and radially extending, resilient legs extending therefrom and terminating in end pads is mountable in the housing in engagement with the spool with the end pads disposed in an annular, inward facing channel in the housing. A pop top is slidable along the tube to bias the retainer legs radially inward to allow insertion of the retainer into the bore in the housing and then is removed to allow the legs to snap radially outward bringing the end pads into engagement with housing channel. An assurance clip is mountable interiorly between the legs of the retainer and the spool to maintain the retainer legs in a radially outward position in engagement with the channel in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Kulevsky, George Szabo, Timothy Jackson
  • Publication number: 20020079696
    Abstract: A release tool for a quick connector with a radially displaceable retainer has a pair of arms extending from a collar which are normally disposed on axially extending surfaces of the housing of the female component of the quick connector when the release tool is mounted on the housing. A retainer engaging surface on each of the arms is movably engageable with projections on side legs of the retainer to urge the projections and the end portions of the side legs of the retainer radially inward to a position where the projections are disengaged from lock edges on the axially extending surfaces of the housing to allow disengagement of the retainer element from the male component of the quick connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: George Szabo