|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||22/0581 ; 22/002.32 ; 22/058.6 ; 28/083.0|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 25 인용 특허 : 15|
A pressure vessel for holding a pressurized fluid such as compressed natural gas ("CNG") includes two end cells and zero or more interior cells. The cell geometry ensures that the cells meet one another at tangential circular surfaces, thereby reducing the tendency of adjacent cells to peel apart. A web secured about the cells includes two sheets that are tangent to the cells. Unused volumes between the cells and the web contain wedges of foam or rubber. A valve provides fluid communication between the interior of the pressure vessel and a pressurized fl...
[ What is claimed and desired to be secured by patent is:] [1.] A method for retrofitting a vehicle having a gasoline fuel tank comprising replacing said gasoline fuel tank with a pressure vessel comprising:at least two end cells, each end cell having a cross-section comprising:an arcuate outer wall defining a substantially constant outer wall radius;an arcuate upper wall having an end unitary with said outer wall at an upper-outer junction, said upper wall defining a substantially constant upper wall radius which is less than said outer wall radius; and...