US 11,654,866 B2
Fluid system for vehicle sensor
Ashwin Arunmozhi, Canton, MI (US); Michael Robertson, Jr., Garden City, MI (US); and Venkatesh Krishnan, Canton, MI (US)
Assigned to FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Aug. 6, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/986,491.
Prior Publication US 2022/0041137 A1, Feb. 10, 2022
Int. Cl. B60S 1/48 (2006.01); F16L 41/02 (2006.01); G01L 19/00 (2006.01); B05B 9/03 (2006.01); B60S 1/56 (2006.01); B60S 1/52 (2006.01); B60S 1/66 (2006.01); G01S 7/497 (2006.01)
CPC B60S 1/481 (2013.01) [B05B 9/035 (2013.01); B60S 1/52 (2013.01); B60S 1/56 (2013.01); B60S 1/66 (2013.01); F16L 41/023 (2013.01); G01L 19/0007 (2013.01); G01S 7/497 (2013.01); G01S 2007/4977 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fluid system comprising:
a one-way check valve including a check-valve inlet and a check-valve outlet;
a Y-connector including a Y-connector body, a Y-connector inlet, a first Y-connector outlet, a second Y-connector outlet, and a pressure-sensor connector, wherein the Y-connector inlet, Y-connector outlets, and pressure-sensor connector extend from the Y-connector body;
an inlet hose fluidly connecting the check-valve outlet and the Y-connector inlet; and
a pressure sensor fluidly connected to the Y-connector via the pressure-sensor connector;
wherein the Y-connector inlet, Y-connector outlets, and pressure-sensor connector are fluidly connected to each other inside the Y-connector; and
the Y-connector includes a mounting plate extending from the Y-connector body.