Patent Number: 8,511,280

Title: Coupling device

Abstract: The coupling device has a fuel injector cup, a first and second flange, a shell and fixing element. The fuel injector cup has a central longitudinal axis and can be hydraulically coupled to the fuel rail and engages a fuel inlet portion. The first flange is fixedly coupled to the cup and the second flange to the injector. The shell has first and second projections between which the flanges are axially arranged, and the flanges are in mechanical cooperation with the shell element to retain the injector in the cup in central longitudinal axis direction. The fixing element is arranged on a circumferential outer surface of the shell and prevents a radial movement of it relative to the flanges. The fixing element has a radially spring-loaded element which engages with a recess in the shell element to prevent an axial movement of the fixing element relative to the shell.

Inventors: Grandi; Mauro (Leghorn, IT)

Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH

International Classification: F02M 61/14 (20060101); F16L 37/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-20 0:00:00