|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135B ; 220/1B ; 220/85B ; 244/201|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 13 인용 특허 : 0|
An expandable fuel storage tank for aircraft has a resilient exterior wall panel in the form of a leaf spring anchored at both ends to a surface region of the aircraft, one anchorage being in the form of a simple hinge and the other incorporating a translatory device so that when the wall panel becomes bowed outwards due to the fuel storage tank being filled with fuel the ends of the panel can move relatively toward one another. The panel is formed as a spring such that when fuel is removed from the fuel storage tank, the panel tends to flatten to resume...
An aircraft having a surface region, a fuel storage means expandable to a position in which it is at least partially external to the surface region, the fuel storage means including a deformable exterior wall panel in the form of a leaf spring member having two opposite end regions with an intermediate region between, anchorage means for anchoring only the two opposite end regions of said panel to spaced regions of the aircraft surface region, the said intermediate region being free of such anchorage means, translatory means included in at least that anc...