Patent Number: 6,308,735

Title: Weldable fuel tank valve apparatus

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a valve assembly and a retainer that couples the valve assembly in a fuel tank. The valve assembly includes a housing having a body portion, a flange coupled to the body portion and retainer blocks extending from the body portion spaced-apart from the flange. A valve is positioned to lie in the housing. The retainer is adapted to be coupled to an exterior surface of the tank. The retainer includes a body portion that defines a passageway sized to receive the body portion of the housing and a ring coupled to the body portion of the retainer and formed to extend into the passageway. The flange and retainer blocks cooperate with the body portion of the retainer and ring to couple the valve assembly and retainer together.

Inventors: Foltz; Dean C. (Shelbyville, IN)

Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.

International Classification: B60K 15/035 (20060101); B60K 15/03 (20060101); F16K 024/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018