Specific Location Or Mounting Of Pump Patents (Class 123/509)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10819944
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that capture video in mobile applications and automatically archive the captured videos using short-range communications with a network storage device. In various embodiments, the archival is triggered by proximity to the wireless network device. In various embodiments, other triggers, such as those provided by location-based services are used to initiate archival via a wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Chandra Shaker Buddhavaram, Jean-Pierre Ruster
  • Patent number: 10808659
    Abstract: A fuel delivery unit in a fuel tank includes a fuel pump drivable by an electric motor. The fuel pump has at least one suction jet pump for delivering fuel, the suction jet pump being operated by a propulsion jet that is deliverable by the fuel pump. The fuel pump is arranged in a swirl pot, which is fillable by the suction jet pump, and the fuel pump has a first outlet, through which fuel is deliverable to a consumer, and a second outlet openable or closable by a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Kleineberg
  • Patent number: 10794342
    Abstract: A pump unit includes an insertion guide member that extends in a longitudinal direction of the pump unit and is used to guide the pump unit at a time of inserting the pump unit into an opening portion of a fuel tank. The insertion guide member includes a stopper portion and a guide portion that are arranged along an edge part of the insertion guide member. When the pump unit is projected in the longitudinal direction onto a plane of projection, the stopper portion protrudes outward from an imaginary circle, which has a fitting portion's diameter, on the plane of projection. The guide portion guides the pump unit in a rotational direction relative to a stay. A cross section of the pump unit taken along a guide portion orthogonal plane is set to be within the imaginary circle, which has the fitting portion's diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Maruyama, Shingo Fukuoka, Rui Adachi, Tetsuro Okazono, Norihiro Hayashi, Atsushi Kamiyama, Junichi Takatsuji
  • Patent number: 10781776
    Abstract: A cover of a fuel supply module is adapted to disable a flow path through a designated port. An element is press-fit into the designated port to plug the designated port, and thermoplastic material is molded over an interface defined between the element and the designated port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Mason, David Toutant, Daniel E. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10767531
    Abstract: An operating liquid tank for a motor vehicle, comprising a tank wall enclosing a tank volume that can be filled with an operating liquid, a filling arrangement designed for introducing operating liquid into the tank volume, and a removal arrangement designed for the removal of operating liquid from the tank volume, wherein the removal arrangement comprises a pump assembly with a pump and a pump drive, the pump assembly comprises at least two assembly components that are formed separately from one another and are or can be coupled magnetically to one another, and of which a first assembly component as drive component comprises at least one part of the pump drive and a second assembly component as conveying component comprises a conveying part of the pump that can be driven by the pump drive relative to a conveying component housing for movement, wherein the tank wall extends between the drive component and the conveying component and physically separates the conveying component located on the inner face of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Luca Marini, Ivan De Metri, Fabrizio Chini
  • Patent number: 10704514
    Abstract: A coupling stay includes a support inner peripheral surface extending along a rotational axis and providing radial support to a rotatable shaft portion of a pump unit, which extends along the rotational axis. A support lateral surface extends in a longitudinal direction and provides thrust support to the pump unit. The support inner peripheral surface extends from the support lateral surface in the transverse direction. A lock claw projects from the coupling stay. A lock projection projects from the pump unit and is operable to lock rotation of the pump unit relative to the coupling stay about the rotational axis upon fitting of the lock projection between the support lateral surface and the lock claw. A height of a contact part of the lock projection, which contacts the support lateral surface, is limited to be equal to or lower than the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyomori Kobayashi, Rui Adachi, Norihiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10669976
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes: a cover attached to an upper wall of a fuel tank; a pump unit disposed on a bottom wall of the fuel tank; and a connecting strut that connects the cover and the pump unit with each other. The pump unit includes: a unit body supported by the connecting strut in a radial direction and a thrust direction, and a fuel pump arranged on the unit body to pump fuel drawn from the fuel tank toward an internal-combustion engine. The fuel pump is located offset toward the connecting strut from a width center of a width from a thrust support part where the unit body is supported by the connecting strut to an end part of the unit body opposite from the connecting strut in a specific transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Fukuoka, Norihiro Hayashi, Tetsuro Okazono
  • Patent number: 10662912
    Abstract: A fuel pressure regulator and fuel filter assembly includes: a housing, having a connecting end having a fuel channel; a filter element, located in an accommodating cavity of the housing; a cover plate, located at a second end of the housing; a rear cover, having one end being an opening end and another end being a spring seat, and a sidewall, the opening end being connected to the housing; a spring, a first end thereof being pressed against the spring seat; a seal arranged in the rear cover, a second end of the spring being pressed against the seal; and a fixing ring that fixes the rear cover to the connecting end of the housing, the fixing ring being welded by laser to the connecting end. When fuel pressure is no greater than a spring preload, the seal closes the fuel channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Yonglin Huang, Dong Su, Dieter Hagist
  • Patent number: 10584701
    Abstract: A fluid pump includes an inlet plate with an inlet; an outlet plate, the outlet plate having an outlet plate outlet passage; an outlet; an electric motor having a shaft which rotates; a pumping element coupled to the shaft such that rotation of the pumping element by the shaft causes fluid to be pumped from the inlet to the outlet, the inlet plate interfacing with the pumping element in an inlet sealing surface interface and the outlet plate interfacing with the pumping element in an outlet sealing surface interface; a purge passage which receives fluid from the outlet plate outlet passage, the purge passage being in fluid communication with the inlet sealing surface interface and the outlet sealing surface interface; and a filter downstream of the outlet plate outlet passage which filters fluid that passes through the purge passage prior to reaching the inlet and outlet sealing surface interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED
    Inventor: John G. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10562392
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a baffle system of a fuel tank. In one example, a baffle system for a fuel tank may include a horizontal section and a vertical section, where the vertical section is arranged perpendicular to the horizontal section and includes a first end coupled to the horizontal section. The vertical section may be rigidly attached to a top surface of the fuel tank via an attachment interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Gomez Mata, Mayur C. Shah, Dhaval P. Vaishnav, Luis Felipe Blas Martinez, Mike Dong
  • Patent number: 10544762
    Abstract: A fuel supply device includes a flange unit configured to be attached to an upper wall of a fuel tank to close an opening of the fuel tank, a pump unit configured to be disposed within the fuel tank, and a coupling mechanism moveably coupling the pump unit to the flange unit in a vertically slidable manner. The coupling mechanism includes a fixed-side rail member having a rail portion extending vertically from the flange unit, and a movable-side rail member having a channel-groove shaped rail groove extending from the pump unit. The channel-groove shaped rail groove is slidably engaged with the rail portion of the fixed-side rail member. A recess having a semi-circular cross section is formed at a corner of the rail groove of the movable-side rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuki Fukui, Koji Yoshida, Akira Iida, Shinya Higashi, Morihiro Takemura, Hiroyasu Kariya, Takeaki Morizono, Takuhito Fujiwara, Kensuke Niwa, Takehiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10533710
    Abstract: A vehicle such as a terminal or yard tractor used for freight spotting is provided with one or more individual, portable LPG cylinders of the type used by forklifts facilitating tank swapping on an as-needed basis for reduced downtime. Each auxiliary cylinder is a portable, removable and replaceable cylinder having a fuel capacity less than that of the vehicle's primary tank. A controller interfaced to a sensor and a pump is operative to pump fuel from the auxiliary LPG cylinder and into the fuel line to refill the primary LPG tank when the fuel level of the primary tank falls below a predetermined level. The invention may be factory-installed onto the vehicle, or may be provided as a kit enabling an existing vehicle to be retrofitted with the auxiliary LPG cylinder(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Francis H. Tubbert, III, Harold E. King
  • Patent number: 10436143
    Abstract: A method and a system for control of a low-pressure circuit in a fuel system of a vehicle, which circuit is arranged to provide the vehicle's engine with fuel from at least one fuel tank via a pressure change system. The system includes a determination unit to make a determination of a future working point for the engine. The determination unit bases this determination on information about a section of road ahead. The system also has a pump operating unit which operates at least one controllable fuel pump which is part of the low-pressure circuit. The pump operating unit bases this operation on the future working point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SCANIA CV AB
    Inventors: Dan Cedfors, Kim Kylström, Patrik Fogelberg, Anders Jonsson, Carina Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10385834
    Abstract: A diaphragm pump includes a driving assembly, a pump body, a connecting rod assembly, a photoelectric shielding sheet, and a photoelectric sensor. The driving assembly includes a base seat and an electric motor provided to the base seat. The pump body is connected to the base seat to define a chamber. The connecting rod assembly is disposed in the chamber and includes an eccentric wheel connected with an electric motor shaft of the electric motor. The photoelectric shielding sheet is separately provided to the eccentric wheel and rotates synchronously with the eccentric wheel and the electric motor shaft. The photoelectric sensor is provided to the base seat and cooperates with the photoelectric shielding sheet to detect a rotational speed of the electric motor shaft and send a signal to a motor controller. The motor controller adjusts the rotational speed of the electric motor shaft according to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TAIKO INVESTMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pohan Chang
  • 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