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Holder for an oil filter

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 11 Feb '03

Donald J. Beyer

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A holder for an oil filter includes a container having an open top and a base having an upper surface. An upwardly opening socket is disposed upon the upper surface. The socket is shaped and dimensioned to receive the head portion of the oil filter. Once the oil filter is inserted into the holder, retaining means hold the oil filter firmly in place. The holder and oil filter may then be placed in a vice, and the filter cut open in accordance with established procedures.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a prior art aircraft oil filter;

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view of the oil filter;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of the oil filter:

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of a holder for an oil filter in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a front elevation view of the holder with a cutaway view of a socket;

FIG. 6 is a side elevation view of the holder;

FIG. 7 is a front elevation view of the holder with the oil filter inserted;

FIG. 8 is a top plan view of the holder with the oil filter inserted;

FIG. 9 is a side elevation view of the holder with oil filter installed in a vice;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the holder with an oil filter inserted;

FIG. 11 is a top plan view of a prior art automotive oil filter wrench;

FIG. 12 is a side elevation view of the wrench;

FIG. 13 is a bottom plan view of the wrench;

FIG. 14 is a side elevation view of a prior art automotive oil filter; and,

FIG. 15 is a reduced side elevation view of the automotive oil filter and wrench being inserted into the holder of the present invention.

Claims

1. A holder for an oil filter, comprising:

2. A holder for an oil filter having a hexagonal head, said holder comprising:

3. A holder for an oil filter, the oil filter having a shaped head, said holder comprising: