Patent Number: 6,293,410

Title: No-cure fuel filter and method for making same

Abstract: A no-cure fuel filter and method of making same is disclosed. The no-cure fuel filter utilizes a non-organic, mineral based filter element which replaces the pleated paper type filter element of conventional fuel filters. The no-cure fuel filter may be used for gasoline blended fuels, ethanol blended fuels, diesel fuel blends, propane fuel blends, or methanol fuel blends, and may be used for primary filtration, secondary filtration or final filtration. The no-cure fuel filter comprises a non-organic mineral based filter element disposed along a path of flow of unfiltered fuel in a fuel system of a vehicle. The filter element includes an exterior periphery and an interior periphery and a first end and a second end. The no-cure fuel filter further comprises end caps disposed over and fluidly sealing the first and second ends of the filter element, such that the unfiltered fuel must pass through the filter element from one of the peripheries to the other periphery.

Inventors: Forbes; Larry D. (Des Moines, IA)

Assignee: Mahle-Parr Filter Systems, Inc.

International Classification: B01D 29/15 (20060101); B01D 29/13 (20060101); B01D 35/26 (20060101); B01D 35/00 (20060101); B01D 027/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018