|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B64D-037/12 B64D-037/06 B64D-037/00|
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|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 33|
A bladder external to a fuel tank of a vehicle that allows an operational range of the vehicle to be increased. Preferably the bladder is external to the rest of the vehicle and the vehicle is an aircraft. The external bladder allows fuel in the fuel tank to expand and contract without requiring additional space within the vehicle, thus allowing more fuel mass to be held by the vehicle and a smaller vehicle profile that is more aerodynamically efficient. More preferably, the bladder is disconnectable from the rest of the vehicle to allow increasing of ae...
1. An aircraft including: a fuel tank; anda flexible bladder for receiving fuel expansion from the fuel tank, wherein the flexible bladder is external to the fuel tank and fluidly connected to the fuel tank such that a fuel within the fuel tank is able to flow from the fuel tank to the flexible bladderwherein the flexible bladder is capable of expanding to at least 5% of the capacity of the fuel tank;wherein when the aircraft is in a first state, the flexible bladder is fluidly connected to the fuel tank, the fuel is at a low temperature and fills the fu...