No-cure fuel filter and method for making same

  • US 6,293,410 B1
  • Filed: 06/29/1999
  • Issued: 09/25/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A no-cure fuel filter for vehicles, comprising:

  • a non-organic mineral based secondary fuel filter element disposed within a path of flow of unfiltered fuel in a fuel system of a vehicle, said filter element having an exterior periphery and an interior periphery and a first end and a second end, said filter element being fiberglass bonded with a thermoset adhesive binder;

    end caps disposed over and fluidly sealing said first and second ends of said filter element, such that said unfiltered fuel must pass through said filter element from one of said peripheries to said other periphery;

    wherein said end caps are secured together in fixed relation by a snap connection with said filter element compressed therebetween; and

    wherein said snap connection is comprised of an elongated snap connector extending from one of said end caps through said interior periphery of said filter element and through an aperture in another one of said end caps.

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