Patent Number: 6,168,713

Title: Electrostatic charge removing apparatus

Abstract: An electrostatic charge removing apparatus in a fuel filter is capable of reliably removing electrostatic charge generated in a fuel filter and of reducing cost and weight of the fuel filter by escaping or discharging the electrostatic charge from parts of the fuel filter other than a case of the fuel filter. The fuel filter includes a filter portion that is connected to an outlet of a fuel pump disposed in a fuel tank and is clamped by end plates, a case housing the filter portion therein, wherein the end plates are formed of a conductive material, and a projection that penetrates a cap is formed on one end plate and is grounded.

Inventors: Sekine; Hitoshi (Ibaraki-Pref., JP), Sawada; Kazuto (Ibaraki-Pref., JP), Yamada; Katsuhisa (Aichi-Pref., JP)

Assignee: Kyosan Denki Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B01D 29/05 (20060101); B01D 29/01 (20060101); B01D 35/027 (20060101); B01D 35/00 (20060101); F02M 37/22 (20060101); B01D 035/14 (); B01D 035/02 (); B01D 035/26 (); B01D 035/06 (); F02M 037/22 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018