Patents by Inventor Michael S. Brock

Michael S. Brock 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: 20210254583
    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: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200047608
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Darl DUFENDACH, Paul C. WETZEL II, 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180119650
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Michael S. BROCK, Kevin L. YOUNG, John Brian ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20170260932
    Abstract: A tank venting system in accordance with the present disclosure includes a vent apparatus for regulating flow of fuel vapor between a fuel tank and a fuel vapor recovery system in a vehicle. The flow of fuel vapor is controlled to maintain the pressure of fuel vapor in the fuel tank at a certain pressure level or within a certain pressure range during different modes of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9694310
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel system includes a vapor recovery canister containing at least two carbon beds. Each carbon bed is configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from a vehicle fuel tank into the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: John Brian Anderson, Matthew F Bischoff, John C Long, II, Michael S Brock
  • Publication number: 20170158048
    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: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: David A. GILES, Michael S. BROCK, Kevin L. YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20170122267
    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: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: John B. Anderson, Matthew F. Bischoff, John C. Long, II, Michael S. Brock
  • Publication number: 20170015194
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 9527380
    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: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 9359977
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel system includes a vapor recovery canister containing at least two carbon beds. Each carbon bed is configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from a vehicle fuel tank into the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael S Brock, John C Long, II, Sukhjit Singh
  • Publication number: 20160121715
    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: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Darl Dufendach, Michael S. Brock
  • Publication number: 20160038870
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel system includes a vapor recovery canister containing at least two carbon beds. Each carbon bed is configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from a vehicle fuel tank into the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: John Brian Anderson, Matthew F. Bischoff, John C. Long, II, Michael S. Brock
  • Publication number: 20140230796
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel system includes a vapor recovery canister containing at least two carbon beds. Each carbon bed is configured to capture hydrocarbon material associated with fuel vapor discharged from a vehicle fuel tank into the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Michael S Brock, John C Long, II, Sukhjit Singh
  • Publication number: 20130008906
    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: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: STANT USA CORP.
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Michael S. Brock