Specific Location Or Mounting Of Pump Patents (Class 123/509)
  • Patent number: 10294900
    Abstract: A selective fuel regulator includes: a fuel tank having therein a cold-area-purpose fuel storage unit and a general-purpose fuel storage unit, a cold-area-purpose fuel pipe connected to the cold-area-purpose fuel storage unit, and a general-purpose fuel pipe connected to the general-purpose fuel storage unit; a body installed in the fuel tank, the body having therein a receiving space; a plurality of pipes, one end of each pipe located in the fuel tank, and the other end of each pipe located in the receiving space in order to supply fuel from the fuel tank to an engine or to collect residual fuel from the engine; a fuel port, one end of the fuel port located in the receiving space, and the other end of the fuel port located outside the body in order to connect the plurality of pipes to a fuel line installed outside the fuel tank; and a connector located between the one end of the fuel port and the respective other ends of the plurality of pipes so as to slide between the cold-area-purpose fuel pipe and the ge
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyeon Gi Shin
  • Patent number: 10272368
    Abstract: A filter element for filtering liquids has a folded filter medium with outer fold edges and inner fold edges, wherein the inner and outer fold edges extend along a longitudinal axis of the filter element. A support body is provided with a first support body section and a second support body section, wherein the first support body section is facing the inner fold edges and hugs closely an envelope of the inner fold edges. An envelope of the outer fold edges and the second support body section hug closely at least sectionwise an outer circumferential surface of the filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Klein, Frank Bartel, Jobst Eisengraeber-Pabst, Anton Kreiner, Pamela Gohl, Lars Spelter, Armando Labarta, Michael Fasold, Ulrich Dehnen, Christopher Marc Sturgess
  • Patent number: 10259313
    Abstract: An in-tank fuel pump assembly may have a mounting flange with a plurality of first couplings, a fuel pump, a carrier connected to the fuel pump, a plurality of second couplings on at least one of the carrier and the fuel pump, and a plurality of supports each connected to one or the first and second couplings to locate the pump relative to the mounting flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Walbro LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Hanby, Kevin L. Israelson, Douglas W. Salowitz, Jr., Roger N. Smith, David L. Speirs
  • Patent number: 10247597
    Abstract: A fuel pump assembly includes an attachment section and a pump housing. The attachment section includes an upper telescoping section having an outer portion and a support rod that extends into the outer portion for telescoping movement with respect thereto. The support rod further extends downward from the outer portion. The pump housing is supported to a lower end of the support rod of the attachment section. The upper telescoping section of the support rod is configured such that the pump housing is movable between a first position and a second position, such that in the first position the pump housing is retained by the upper telescoping structure a first distance away from the attachment section and in the second position the pump housing is located a second distance away from the attachment section. The first distance is greater than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Flynn, Jason Easter
  • Patent number: 10167775
    Abstract: An auxiliary machine drive device for an engine includes a fuel pump including first and second sprockets mounted on a rear end surface of an engine body; a starter disposed below the fuel pump; a drive sprocket and a crankshaft sprocket fixed to a crankshaft; an oil pump including an oil pump sprocket disposed below the drive sprocket; an intake camshaft including an intake camshaft sprocket, and disposed on the upper side of the engine body than the fuel pump; a balancer drive shaft including a balancer shaft sprocket disposed on the exhaust side than the crankshaft and below the crankshaft; a first chain wound between the crankshaft sprocket and a first sprocket; a second chain wound between the intake camshaft sprocket and a second sprocket: and a third chain wound between the drive sprocket, the oil pump sprocket, and the balancer shaft sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Honda, Tomohiro Koguchi
  • Patent number: 10145342
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a fuel pump, a filter case, a fuel passage, a discharge passage, and a residual pressure holding valve. A communication port opens at a shifted position of the fuel passage that is positionally shifted from the residual pressure holding valve toward the discharge passage. The fuel passage includes an outside passage part through which fuel flows from the communication port toward the discharge passage, and an inside passage part that throttles a flow of fuel flowing from the communication port toward the residual pressure holding valve more than the outside passage part. When a passage cross-sectional area of the inside passage part is converted into a passage cross-sectional area of a circular pipe, D which is a passage diameter of the circular pipe, and L which is a length of the inside passage part satisfy a relational expression of L/D?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, KYOSAN DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Takahashi, Masaharu Oohashi, Tetsuro Okazono, Hironobu Oki
  • Patent number: 10138906
    Abstract: A common width direction, along which a passage width of a communication passage section and a passage width of a pressurizing passage are defined, is perpendicular to an extending direction of a flow restricting passage section. A first passage wall surface and a second passage wall surface, which define the communication passage section therebetween, are opposed to each other in the common width direction. The flow restricting passage section opens in the first passage wall surface. The second passage wall surface is concavely curved relative to the first passage wall surface toward the flow restricting passage section, so that the passage width of the communication passage section is progressively reduced toward the flow restricting passage section within a predetermined range that is equal to or smaller than the passage width of the pressurizing passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiro Hayashi, Kiyomori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10124791
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a fuel tank, a jet pump and a controller. The fuel tank has a passive side and an active side. Each of the sides includes a fuel level indicator. The jet pump is disposed within the active side and is configured to maintain a fuel level above a first threshold, based on each of the indicators, on the active side by siphoning fuel from the passive side during operation in a combustion mode. The controller is configured to, in response a battery charge level being below a second threshold during operation in an electric mode and a detected hill climb via a route guidance system, activate the jet pump to siphon fuel such that a fuel level within the active side rises above the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 10106033
    Abstract: A fuel collection device for a motor vehicle, includes: a splash pot; and a prefilter arranged in a bottom region of the splash pot. The prefilter has first annular part structures and second annular part structures, the first and second annular part structures being arranged so as to lie opposite one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Marc Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 10054088
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a fuel pump, a filter case that houses a fuel filter, and a port member joined to the filter case, a fuel pumped by the fuel pump from inside a fuel tank is filtered by the fuel filter and supplied from inside the filter case toward an internal combustion engine, and the port member integrally includes a plurality of fuel ports that communicate from inside of the filter case to outside of the filter case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, KYOSAN DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Niwa, Hideto Takahashi, Tetsuro Okazono, Hironobu Oki, Akihiro Ishitoya, Akinari Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10054089
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a sub-tank, a pump unit, a jet pump, and a connection structure connected with the pump unit and the jet pump. The connection structure has a guide part that is provided to the pump unit and guides the pressurized fuel toward the bottom in an axial direction, a pressurizing part that is provided to the jet pump and is fitted to the guide part from a side of the bottom in an axially slidable manner, to which the pressurized fuel is guided from the guide part, a shock-absorbing member that has a low spring constant that is predetermined and mitigates an axial impact between the guide part and the pressurizing part, and a sealing member that has a high spring constant higher than the low spring constant of the shock-absorbing member and radially seals a space between the guide part and the pressurizing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, KYOSAN DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Takahashi, Masaharu Oohashi, Tetsuro Okazono, Hironobu Oki
  • Patent number: 10029561
    Abstract: Liquid reservoir systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a liquid reservoir system may capture and retain a fuel reservoir to provide an uninterrupted fuel supply to a fuel pump or pickup line during low fuel conditions such as those that may be experienced during vehicle acceleration, braking or side to side maneuvers. It may also capture and retain a fuel reservoir to provide an uninterrupted fuel supply to a fuel pump or other pickup line during periods of high agitation such as may be experienced during vehicle jumping, cross country/closed course racing and other aggressive driving maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Holley Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry J. Tipton, Shane Weckerly
  • Patent number: 10024282
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a fuel pump and a filter case that houses a fuel filter, a fuel pumped by the fuel pump from inside a fuel tank is filtered by the fuel filter and supplied from inside the filter case toward an internal combustion engine, and the filter case includes a case body having a closed bottom shape that forms a housing chamber of the fuel filter, a case cap that covers an aperture of the case body by being joined to the case body, and a residual pressure retention valve that, when the fuel pump is stopped, retains a pressure of the fuel supplied from inside the filter case toward the internal combustion engine, the residual pressure retention valve being disposed at a joint boundary of the case body and the case cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, KYOSAN DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Niwa, Hideto Takahashi, Tetsuro Okazono, Hironobu Oki, Akinari Sugiyama, Akihiro Ishitoya
  • Patent number: 10012190
    Abstract: A pump cover for a fuel pump is located at a position lateral to the fuel pump. The fuel pump is disposed on a cylinder head of an engine. The pump cover includes a plate and a rib. The plate is fixed to a side surface of the engine. The plate extends to a position lateral to the fuel pump disposed on the cylinder head. The rib protrudes from the plate, and is located superjacent to a pump mounting surface defined on the cylinder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masami Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Tawata
  • Patent number: 9951729
    Abstract: A fuel supply device has a cover member which is attached to an opening of a fuel tank, a pump unit comprising a pump, and a connecting portion configured to connect the cover member and the pump unit. A connecting shaft which is formed to one of the two connected members of the connecting portion is inserted into a connecting hole which is formed to the other of the two such that the pump unit is connected to be relatively movable to the connecting portion. The pump unit includes an upper base on which the pump is placed, and a lower base which contacts to the fuel tank. The upper base and the lower base are coupled through attachments whereby an engagement portion of the upper base is fitted into a recessed portion formed on the side of the lower base. The recessed portion has a pair of planes opposing to each other and oriented toward a bottom surface of the lower base from a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuki Fukui, Koji Yoshida, Kensuke Niwa, Shinya Higashi, Yuichi Murakoshi, Hidetomo Ishida, Hiroyasu Kariya, Hironori Tanikawa, Takuhito Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9926897
    Abstract: A fuel pump module includes a suction filter, a fuel pump portion having an end part opposing the suction filter, and a holding member allowing the fuel pump portion to rotate around a central axis of the fuel pump portion and restricting the fuel pump portion from moving in an axis direction. A convex part protruding toward the suction filter is defined at the end part of the fuel pump portion. The holding member is positioned between the fuel pump portion and the suction filter and has a concave part, in which the convex part is inserted, such that a clearance is defined between the convex part and the concave part in a radial direction. The convex part has a tip end capable to be in contact with the concave part in the axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu Ohashi, Toshihiko Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 9770979
    Abstract: A fuel tank having one or more support domes configured to engage with, and assist in positioning, a fuel tank insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Frank Cragel, Mark Edward Hipp
  • Patent number: 9752543
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a tank main body having an opening, a pump unit mounted to a mounting position on a bottom of the tank main body through the opening and having a fuel pump and a pump retaining member retaining the fuel pump and, and a guide means configured to guide the pump unit from an opening side of the tank main body to the mounting position on a bottom side of the tank main body. The guide means includes a guide rail provided on the tank main body and a slider provided on the pump unit. The slider is configured to be slidably engaged with the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Ikeya
  • Patent number: 9701193
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ventilating device (2) for liquid containers (1), in particular for liquid containers (1) for an aqueous urea solution, including a housing (3) which can be mounted at an opening of the liquid container (1) and has a first opening (4) to the liquid container (1) and a second opening (5) to the surroundings of the liquid container (1), a diaphragm (6) which is arranged within the housing (3), is permeable to air, is impermeable to liquid and is configured in such a way that a deformation of the diaphragm (6) takes place by a pressure change in the liquid container (1), as a result of which the volume within the housing (3) within the diaphragm (6) changes, with the result that the displaced volume leaves the housing (3) via the second opening (5) to the surroundings of the liquid container (1). Furthermore, the invention relates to a liquid container (1) having a ventilating device (2) according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Timm Heidemeyer, Volker Treudt
  • Patent number: 9616960
    Abstract: A harness routing structure for a saddled vehicle includes a side body cover section, a center cover, a fuel tank having a fuel filler opening at an upper surface, and a refueling tray configured to be supported by the fuel tank, in the harness routing structure for a saddled vehicle used in the saddled vehicle having a straddling space disposed at an upper side of the center cover and through which a passenger passes his/her legs to ride the vehicle, a main harness extending from a front side of the straddling space to a rear side of the straddling space is routed below the center cover, is passed through a side of the refueling tray, and is routed between the side body cover section and the refueling tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiki Sasage, Kazunori Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9580128
    Abstract: A harness routing structure for a saddled vehicle includes a side body cover section, a center cover, a fuel tank having a fuel filler opening at an upper surface, and a refueling tray configured to be supported by the fuel tank, in the harness routing structure for a saddled vehicle used in the saddled vehicle having a straddling space disposed at an upper side of the center cover and through which a passenger passes his/her legs to ride the vehicle, a main harness extending from a front side of the straddling space to a rear side of the straddling space is routed below the center cover, is passed through a side of the refueling tray, and is routed between the side body cover section and the refueling tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiki Sasage, Kazunori Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9567954
    Abstract: A baffle for use in a fuel tank has a sidewall and an interior space. The sidewall is formed of a flexible material so as to be radially compressible. The compressibility of the sidewall allows the baffle to be inserted through a hole which is smaller in diameter than the uncompressed diameter of the baffle. The baffle is preferably also longitudinally compressible so that it can be mounted in fuel tanks of varying depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: AEROMOTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Matusek, Shawn D. Wessol
  • Patent number: 9551308
    Abstract: A bracket for mounting a multi-compartment fuel filter assembly to an internal combustion engine is provided. The bracket includes a base plate, a first plate, a second plate, a third plate, a plurality of mounting members, a first plurality of ribs and a second plurality of ribs. The first plate and the second plate are coupled to the base plate, and are perpendicular to the base plate. The third plate is coupled to the first plate and is parallel to the base plate. The plurality of mounting members is coupled to the first plate and the first plurality of ribs is coupled to the base plate, the first plate and the third plate, and disposed perpendicular to the base plate. The second plurality of ribs is coupled to the base plate, the first plate, and the second plate, and disposed perpendicular to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Underwood, Colin A. Hawkins, Sravan K. Venne
  • Patent number: 9517823
    Abstract: A fuel supply unit includes a vapor separator that performs vapor-liquid separation for fuel pumped up by a low-pressure fuel pump; a fuel filter that filters the fuel subjected to vapor-liquid separation in the vapor separator; an in-line type high-pressure fuel pump that has an inlet port for receiving the fuel filtered by the fuel filter and pumping the fuel received from the inlet port from an outlet port, the inlet port being located under a fuel liquid level of the vapor separator; a fuel injector that injects the fuel pumped by the high-pressure fuel pump to the engine; and a fuel flow path connected from the vapor separator to the inlet port of the high-pressure fuel pump via a lower side of the inlet port of the high-pressure fuel pump, wherein the fuel filter is arranged in the lowermost part of the fuel flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Ito
  • Patent number: 9470192
    Abstract: A fuel supplier for an automobile equipped with a fuel tank and an engine has a reservoir, a fuel pump a suction filter and a fuel transfer device. The reservoir is disposed in the fuel tank and is formed in a sealed manner. The fuel pump is configured to supply fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. The suction filter is configured to filter fuel suctioned into the fuel pump. The fuel transfer device is configured to transfer fuel from the fuel tank into the reservoir such that fuel in the reservoir is pressurized due to transfer pressure of the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Honda
  • Patent number: 9441585
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for fixing a reservoir body assembly of a fuel pump module into a fuel tank. The apparatus includes: a fixed retainer fixed into the fuel tank to be integrated with the fuel tank; and a moving coupled retainer coupled with the fixed retainer in a state in which a reservoir body assembly pumping fuel in the fuel tank is disposed at an assembling location with the fixed retainer to mount the reservoir body assembly so as to fix the reservoir body assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: COAVIS
    Inventors: Jong Keun Lim, Joon Sup Kim, Chan Heum Yoon, Tae Hoon Lee, Yong Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 9416759
    Abstract: A fuel feed device (1) for a fuel tank (3) is presented. The fuel feed device (1) has a filter (9) with a filter housing (11). The fuel feed device (1) furthermore has a second ejector pump (21) with a second nozzle (23) and a second mixing tube (25). The second mixing tube (25) is arranged perpendicularly to a base of the fuel tank (3). The second ejector pump (21) is at least partially integrated into the filter housing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Braun, Paul Mason, David Toutant
  • Patent number: 9388780
    Abstract: A resilient member is accommodated within a single support column, which connects a flange and a pump unit. The resilient member presses the pump unit in an axial direction toward a bottom part of a fuel tank through a holder member. The support column is formed in a polygonal tube shape and has a specific range in a part in the axial direction. A peripheral wall in the specific range is concave relative to corner parts of peripheral walls in an outside of the specific range so that a longitudinal groove having a groove bottom is provided to separate an inside and an outside of the support column. The holder member holding the pump unit is formed in a polygonal hole shape to be fitted with the peripheral walls. The holder member has a slide protrusion, which slidingly moves in the longitudinal groove in a state that the holder member is pushed into the longitudinal groove from the outside of the support column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Oikawa, Tetsuro Okazono
  • Patent number: 9333713
    Abstract: A composite skin and composite stiffeners are co-cured in an autoclave. Uncured stiffeners are placed in channels of a tool, and an uncured skin is placed on the tool contacting the stiffeners. The vacuum bag is sealed over the tool. Bladders placed in the stiffeners are exposed to autoclave pressure through a manifold system employing vent tubes that pass through the vacuum bag along a side of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Stephens, Steven Douglas Bye, Dan Day
  • Patent number: 9308813
    Abstract: The present invention provides a utility vehicle including fuel system components located compactly. The utility vehicle includes a single or a plurality of seat rows, a cargo bed, a cabin, and an engine. The utility vehicle further includes a fuel tank accommodated in a lower space of one of the seat rows, a fuel system mounting bracket provided next to the fuel tank in the lower space and fixed to a seat frame, and a fuel feed pump and a single or a plurality of fuel system accessories mounted to the fuel system mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Egami, Takuma Nozaki, Yuji Ohshita, Jun Takagi, Yoshihiko Orihashi, Masashi Fukuuchi
  • Patent number: 9261059
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel delivery apparatus, having: a surge chamber configured to store fuel; a fuel filter distally positioned with respect to and connected to the chamber; and a fuel level sender positioned between the filter and surge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steffen Schoenfuss, Christina Kallas
  • Patent number: 9261062
    Abstract: Vehicles and engines are provided. The engine, for example, may include a first engine component configured to be ohmically coupled to a common ground, a second engine component configured to be coupled to the first engine component, the second engine component comprising an insulative materially ohmically isolating the second engine component from the first engine component, the second engine component including an inclusion having a predetermined depth along a surface of the second engine component configured to be coupled to the first engine component, a third engine component configured to be coupled to the second engine component, and a spring clip configured to be ohmically coupled to the third engine component, wherein the spring clip is further configured to be disposed within the inclusion of the second engine component and to have a deflectable surface having an undeflected depth greater than the predetermined depth of the inclusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, David A. Wulbrecht, Jonathan Pung, Christopher K. Clarke
  • Patent number: 9255556
    Abstract: A baffle has a sidewall and an interior space sized to receive the in-tank pump. The sidewall is formed of a flexible material so as to be longitudinally compressible. The compressibility of the sidewall allows the baffle to be mounted in fuel tanks of varying depths. The baffle is used in a method for mounting an in-tank fuel pump in a fuel tank. The method includes the steps of cutting a hole in a top wall of the fuel tank, inserting the baffle into the tank through the hole, compressing the sidewall of the baffle so that the baffle extends between the top and bottom walls of the tank, installing the in-tank pump in the interior space of the baffle and installing a cover plate over the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: AEROMOTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Matusek, Shawn D. Wessol
  • Patent number: 9200598
    Abstract: A device for housing a pump in a tank is described. Such a device includes a gastight container where the pump is accommodated, fitted within the tank and accessible from the outside of the tank. The gastight container received LPG from the tank and the pump is fed with the LPG present in the container. Should the LPG pump break, it is sufficient to drain the gastight container that accommodates the pump removing the small amount of LPG present in it, loosening the lid of the gastight container and removing the faulty pump, with no need to drain the entire tank of the LPG contained in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ICOMET SPA
    Inventor: Luciano Cippitani
  • Patent number: 9140409
    Abstract: To provide a fuel supplying device that, in a fuel tank equipped with plural accommodating portions that accommodate fuel, can suppress occurrence of running-out of fuel and can send-out fuel in a short time, even when a liquid surface of fuel of a fuel tank main body tilts. A sub-cup that has a fuel filter and a storage member is disposed at each of a first accommodating portion and a second accommodating portion. A distal end of a vapor discharging pipe of a fuel pump main body (or a sending-back pipe of a pressure regulator) is disposed within a second storage member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chiaki Kataoka, Masaki Akagi
  • Patent number: 9115683
    Abstract: A ring gear to be coupled to a crankshaft of an engine; a starter motor for starting the engine; a pinion gear for transmitting rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear; pinion-gear meshing-engagement unit for moving the pinion gear to achieve meshing engagement with the ring gear; rpm-difference acquiring unit for acquiring an rpm difference between the pinion gear and the ring gear; and restart control unit for allowing the pinion gear to be moved by the pinion-gear meshing-engagement unit when the rpm difference between the pinion gear and the ring gear, which is acquired by the rpm-difference acquiring unit, becomes smaller than a threshold value are provided. The restart control unit includes threshold-value setting unit, and the threshold value corresponding to a characteristic to be input to the threshold-value setting unit is preset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kitano, Takashi Iwasaki, Masahiko Kurishige, Koichiro Kamei, Kazuhiro Odahara, Naohito Kaneda
  • Patent number: 9109554
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel pump module for a vehicle includes: a flange assembly positioned at a top portion of a fuel tank; a reservoir body assembly positioned at an inner bottom portion of the fuel tank; and a guide rod connecting the flange assembly and the reservoir body assembly to each other, wherein the reservoir body assembly includes: a fuel pump forcibly supplying fuel in the fuel tank to an engine; and a filter having a column shape in which it includes a hollow having the fuel pump positioned therein, installed in a form in which it is inserted into a case forming an appearance of the reservoir body assembly and having the fuel pump installed therein, and installed to allow the fuel before passing through the fuel pump to pass therethrough, thereby filtering foreign materials included in the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: COAVIS
    Inventors: Chanheum Yoon, Wokpyeong Bang
  • Patent number: 9097217
    Abstract: Propulsion systems for vehicles are provided. The propulsion system includes an engine and a module. The module includes a fuel pump, a check valve, and a relief valve. The fuel pump is configured to supply fuel flow having a pressure. The check valve is configured to receive the fuel flow from the fuel pump, and to allow passage of the fuel flow to the engine. The relief valve is coupled to the fuel pump and configured to release a portion of the pressure of the fuel flow. The relief valve is disposed upstream of the check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS. LLC
    Inventors: William L. Villaire, Ryan A. Buccafurri, Peter N. C. Nguyen, Gordon G. Rinke
  • Publication number: 20150101576
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle includes a frame, an engine, a starter motor, a predetermined component, and a coupling member. The engine is supported by the frame. The starter motor is attached to the engine. The predetermined component is disposed adjacent to the starter motor. The coupling member couples the predetermined component to the starter motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Takushiro SHIRAISHI
  • Publication number: 20150059707
    Abstract: A fuel pump module for a fuel tank having a plurality of fuel tank rooms includes a jet pump with a jet part, a suction part, and a swirling flow formation member that has relatively-small openings that are symmetrically disposed on a center axis of the jet part on one side of the member close to the suction part. The fuel passing through the openings are induced into a swirling flow that is injected into the suction part for transporting the fuel from one tank to an other tank. As a result, fuel may be efficiently transported from the one tank to the other tank without having a fuel pump in the one tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Masaharu OOHASHI
  • Publication number: 20150059709
    Abstract: A fuel pump module for a fuel tank providing improved rigidity includes a first module and a second module. The first module includes a first tank having a first tank room, a direct injection (DI) fuel pump and filter, a port injection (PI) fuel pump and filter, a subtank, and a first flange supporting the filter, the pump, and the like. The second module includes a second tank having a second tank room where fuel is stored separately from the first tank room, a PI filter, a second jet pump, a second flange supporting the filter, the pump, and the like. As a result, a size of two flanges supporting two fuel pumps and two filters is reduced, thereby, reducing a size of two openings of the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Masaharu OOHASHI
  • Publication number: 20150059708
    Abstract: A noise from a fuel pump module is reduced by housing a port injection (PI) fuel pump in a pump case of a fuel tank, in a structure in which the PI fuel pump is held with a bracket that is provided at a position between the PI fuel pump and a PI suction filter. The PI fuel pump and the bracket that engages with the pump case are interposed by an elastic member that abuts a base part of the bracket. In operation, when the PI fuel pump transmits its vibration to the pump case through the elastic member and the bracket, the elastic member dampens and reduces the vibration transmitted to the bracket, thereby reducing the noise by a reduction of transmitted vibration through the pump case to a subtank and the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Masaharu OOHASHI
  • Patent number: 8960160
    Abstract: An engine working machine that has an electronically controlled fuel injection system and a fuel tank disposed in an upper portion. The capacity of the fuel tank is effectively used and a complex structure is prevented while reducing the length of the fuel piping. An engine is disposed in a lower portion, and a fuel tank is disposed above the engine. A fuel pump is mounted on a bottom outside surface of the fuel tank, and disposed projecting on a side portion of the crankcase. An extended box is provided on a bottom surface of the fuel tank, and the fuel pump is mounted with a filter and a fuel intake port located inside the extended box. The fuel pump is housed in a pump case that is fixed to a bottom surface of the extended box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizuguchi, Hiroko Murakami, Hayato Matsuda, Takeshi Fukawa
  • Patent number: 8944268
    Abstract: A fuel introducing member is connected to an opening end of a siphon pipe forming a fuel tank. The fuel introducing member has an opening for introducing fuel within the tank, and the opening is formed in the upper surface of a cover section. A lid body is pivotably mounted to the upper surface. When the opening is above the level of fuel, the lid body closes the opening by the weight of the lid body, and when the opening is below the level of the fuel, the lid body floats in the fuel to open the opening. The opening is located below the upper end of the inner diameter of the opening end of the siphon pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Murabayashi, Takeaki Nakajima, Kiyofumi Shida, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yutaka Utsumi, Kengo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8936008
    Abstract: A fuel pump module for a vehicle includes a reservoir having a longitudinal axis. An aperture is arranged within a bottom surface of the reservoir. The aperture has a plurality of vanes extending towards a central ring. An umbrella valve having an elongated stem is movably secured within the central ring of the aperture. The elongated stem is movable between a first position completely overlaying the aperture to a second position at a distance from the aperture. A suction filter is located within the reservoir at the bottom surface thereof. The suction filter has an undersurface sized for receipt of the umbrella valve in both the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Powell, Hajime Danjo
  • Patent number: 8919326
    Abstract: A fuel pump module, in which an in-tank filter and a fuel pump are installed at respective locations and held by a pump retainer, thereby allowing fuel to easily flow in the fuel pump module and realizing smallness and improved filtering performance of the fuel pump module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Coavis
    Inventors: Jong Keun Lim, In Seok Sohn, Ohk Sung Kim, Joon Seup Kim
  • Publication number: 20140373813
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (1) for venting a fuel tank (3). The system (1) has a gas vessel (9), a first line (11), and a second line (13). The gas vessel (9) is designed to receive fuel vapor (7) from the fuel tank (3). The first line (11) connects the gas vessel (9) to an air supply path (21) of an internal combustion engine (19). The second line (13) connects the gas vessel (9) to a fuel supply path (30) of the internal combustion engine (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Mallebrein, Martin Klenk, Werner Haeming, Marko Lorenz, Hartmut Krueger, Timm Hollmann, Dennis Glemser, Stefan Gollnisch, Peter Schroepfer, Martina Homeyer, Franz Raichle, Wolfgang Fischer, Andreas Pape, Andreas Gutscher, Juergen Schwarz, Thomas Keller, Andreas Posselt, Georg Kurz
  • Patent number: 8915233
    Abstract: A fuel supply equipment includes: a lid member provided with a fuel discharge pipe; a fuel pump held by the lid member and configured to suck in fuel within the fuel tank and discharge the fuel to an outside of the fuel tank from the fuel discharge pipe; a suction filter that filters the fuel within the fuel tank that will be sucked into the fuel pump; a fuel filter that removes foreign matter in the fuel discharged from the fuel pump; a pressure regulator configured to adjust a pressure of the fuel discharged from the fuel filter to a predetermined pressure and discharge excess fuel; a case configured to accommodate the fuel pump, the suction filter, the fuel filter, and the pressure regulator; and a supporting member provided to the lid member to support the case on the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Mitsudou, Masaru Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 8905070
    Abstract: A multivalve with a storage bag and a storage bag configured for temporarily accommodating a liquid gas fuel around a discharge for a liquid gas fuel store formed from a deformable memory material, wherein the storage bag has a temporary, size-reduced position, an outer diameter of the storage bag then being less than 48 mm, and a second, operative position, the storage bag having a sufficient volume. A multivalve with a storage bag includes a storage bag having a bottom with sides rising from the bottom, a one-way valve being placed in or close to the bottom and connected to an inlet in the storage bag, the one-way valve being welded to the plastic of the storage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vialle Alternative Fuel Systems B.V.
    Inventor: Bob Alexander Beem
  • Patent number: 8899265
    Abstract: A plastic fuel tank and a process for manufacturing a fuel tank, the fuel tank including an upper wall, a lower wall, and at least one kiss point formed by welding together a multiplicity of contact points of the upper and lower walls and an accessory. Both the upper and lower walls show a concave recess in the kiss point area so that the weld of the kiss point is located in between planes defined by the upper and lower walls respectively; a bottom of the upper concave recess extends substantially beyond the weld of the kiss point, while a bottom of the lower concave recess does not; the accessory is at least partially located under the extension of the bottom of the upper concave recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research S.A.
    Inventors: Joseph Douglas Chiasson, Paul Daniel Reuther, David Hill