|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||13/7558 ; 13/721.3 ; 13/757.2 ; 13/789.92 ; 25/100.7 ; 24/413.5C|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 11 인용 특허 : 15|
A variable volume fluid storage tank or reservoir and related fluid transfer system are provided for storing and transferring volatile or hazardous fluids, particularly such as fuel in an aircraft fuel supply system. Each fluid storage tank comprises a tank body in combination with a movable base wall defining a variable volume internal chamber for receiving and storing fluid. Each storage tank further includes a dispense port for dispensing the fluid, e.g., to a manifold or the like for supply to one or more aircraft engines, with the base wall moving r...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A variable volume fluid storage tank, comprising:a hollow tank body having an open first end and a dispense port formed in a second end disposed generally opposite said first end;a base wall movably received within said open first end of said tank body, said base wall and said tank body cooperatively defining an interior chamber for receiving a selected fluid, said base wall displacing within said tank body to vary the volumetric size of said chamber in accordance with the volume of fluid within said chamber;means for sealingl...