|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||11/4256 ; 44/008.8|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 9|
A floatable fuel tank that is capable of serving as a barge or lifeboat/dingy. Tank comprises a plurality of bladders with each having a fuel chamber and air chamber running longitudinally from stern to a forward bladder. If used as a fuel storage device, tank is attached to boat using towing lines and fuel lines so boat consumes fuel held by fuel chambers. In emergency situations, tank is capable of use as a lifeboat by detaching towing lines, air lines and fuel lines and pumping fuel out of fuel chambers with air so that persons may reside on top of ta...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] An auxiliary fuel tank, said fuel tank comprising:a bladder capable of holding a quantity of fuel, said bladder capable of floating on water;means for maintaining a particular pressure within said bladder; andtowing means carried by said bladder for detachably securing said bladder to a vessel so that said bladder may be towed behind said vessel.