|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||137/399; 137/266; 137/434; 137/448; 137/590; 137/899.2; 244/135.A; 244/135.C; 244/135.R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 12 인용 특허 : 39|
Auxiliary fuel tank systems for aircraft and methods for their manufacture and use. In one embodiment, an aircraft can include a fuselage, at least one engine, and a fuel system configured to distribute fuel to at least one of the engine and an aerial refueling manifold. The aircraft can further include an auxiliary fuel tank system operably coupled to the fuel system. The auxiliary fuel tank system can include a master tank assembly and at least one slave tank assembly. The master tank assembly can be removably installed in the fuselage, and can include...
I claim: 1. An aircraft fuel outlet manifold comprising: a first duct having a first fuel inlet positioned to draw fuel out of a sump region of a tank, the first duct further having a first fuel outlet that transfers fuel through a first outlet aperture in an end wall of the tank; a first valve assembly operably coupled to the first duct and positioned proximate to the sump region of the tank, wherein the first valve assembly is configured to at least reduce the flow of fuel through the first fuel inlet when fuel in the tank drops to or below a selected...