Patents by Inventor William T. Rubel

William T. Rubel 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: 20080169038
    Abstract: A wrappable heat shield for an exhaust pipe and methods of construction and installation thereor includes an outer layer of metal having opposite inner and outer faces extending between opposite sides. An inner layer of non-woven insulation is attached to the the outer layer by a crimped portion extending along one of the opposite sides of the outer layer. The inner layer has a width sufficient to extend completely about a circumference of the exhaust pipe and is arranged in continuous contact with the exhaust pipe about its circumference while the outer layer remains spaced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy David Sellis, John Emerson Burdy, Zhong Huai Zhang, Linwood Ludy, William T. Rubel
  • Patent number: 7216622
    Abstract: A heat shield and heat shield assembly for protecting components exposed to heat are disclosed. The heat shield includes a shroud shaped to cover the component, the shroud having heat reflective layers and a heat insulating layer. The shroud is attached to a clip for removable attachment to the component. A flexible, resilient tab extends from the shroud, the tab providing a means for attaching the heat shield to a wiring harness to form an assembly connectable to the component. The tab is bendable for relative movement of the shroud from a position spaced from the component to a position in which the shroud covers the component upon connection of the wiring harness to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Marks, William T. Rubel, Jr., Jimmy E. Teal, Benjamin B. James
  • Patent number: 7171940
    Abstract: A heat shield adapted to protect an engine mount is disclosed. The heat shield has a substrate positionable substantially surrounding the engine mount. The substrate has a heat reflecting surface facing outwardly away from the engine mount to block radiant heat transfer to the mount. An attachment member is attached to the substrate. The attachment member is positionable between the engine and the engine mount to fix the substrate in position. The invention further concerns a method including providing a heat shield formed of a flexible substrate, forming the substrate so as to surround the engine mount with the heat reflecting surface facing outwardly from the engine mount and attaching the substrate to the engine mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Rubel, Jr., Richard Paoline, Jr.