|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 9|
A platform, housing, conduit, exhaust duct or other structural element that encloses or supports a hot operating engine or other machinery is described wherein a pattern of micro-cavities is defined on the outer surface of the structure for mitigating ignition of a flammable liquid that comes into contact with the structure, the micro-cavities being sized to minimize seepage into the cavities of the liquid because of its surface tension, thereby preventing wetting of the interior of the cavities by the liquid.
I claim: 1. A structural element for enclosing or supporting hot operating machinery, comprising: (a) a structural member for enclosing or supporting a hot operating machinery; and (b) means defining a plurality of micro-cavities of preselected width and or preselected depth less than the thickness of said structural member on the outer surface of said structural member for mitigating ignition of a flammable liquid that comes into contact with said structural member, said micro-cavities being about one millimeter in width to minimize seepage of the liq...