Patent Number: 6,966,349

Title: Misfueling prevention device

Abstract: A misfueling prevention device is adapted to prevent an undesired fuel nozzle from being used to fill a desired fuel tank and to permit the filling of the tank by a desired fuel nozzle having a diameter larger than a diameter of the undesired fuel nozzle. The device includes an outer filler tube having an inner diameter and an inner filler tube having inner and outer diameters. The inner diameter of the inner filler tube defines a fuel passageway. The inner diameter of the outer filler tube and the outer diameter of the inner filler tube define a space therebetween. The device also includes at least one support which supports the inner filler tube within the outer filler tube. The inner diameter of the outer filler tube and the inner and outer diameters of the inner filler tube are sized to allow the desired fuel nozzle to fit over the inner filler tube and to prevent the undesired fuel nozzle from entering either the fuel passageway or the space between the inner and outer filler tubes to prevent the tank from being filled with the undesired fuel.

Inventors: Laduke; Mark A. (Macomb, MI)

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International Classification: B65B 1/04 (20060101); B65B 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018