Patents by Inventor Shaun C. Hogan

Shaun C. Hogan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7137526
    Abstract: A cylindrical reinforcing collar is fitted onto a cylindrical gas discharge section of a tank body and then engaged integrally on the exterior of the tank body between the cylindrical gas discharge section and the dome section by shrink fitting. This provides, easily and inexpensively, a high-pressure tank capable of withstanding high pressures of 35 to 75 MPa while keeping its lightness in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignees: Samtech Corporation, Samtech International, Inc., Hypercom Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Teppei Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shaun C. Hogan
  • Patent number: 6908006
    Abstract: An annular fitting recess is formed circumferentially in the exterior of a tank body in the vicinity of the boundary between a dome section and a cylindrical gas discharge section of the tank body. A cylindrical reinforcing collar is fitted onto the cylindrical gas discharge section of the tank body to fit an annular boss of the reinforcing collar in the fitting recess of the tank body and then engaged integrally on the exterior of the tank body between the cylindrical gas discharge section and the dome section by shrinkage. This provides easily and inexpensively a high-pressure tank capable of withstanding high pressures of 35 to 75 MPa while keeping its lightness in weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignees: Samtech Corporation, Samtech Internaional, Inc., Hypercomp Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Teppei Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shaun C. Hogan
  • Publication number: 20040104236
    Abstract: An annular fitting recess is formed circumferentially in the exterior of a tank body in the vicinity of the boundary between a dome section and a cylindrical gas discharge section of the tank body. A cylindrical reinforcing collar is fitted onto the cylindrical gas discharge section of the tank body to fit an annular boss of the reinforcing collar in the fitting recess of the tank body and then engaged integrally on the exterior of the tank body between the cylindrical gas discharge section and the dome section by shrinkage. This provides easily and inexpensively a high-pressure tank capable of withstanding high pressures of 35 to 75 MPa while keeping its lightness in weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Teppei Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shaun C. Hogan
  • Publication number: 20040104235
    Abstract: A cylindrical reinforcing collar is fitted onto a cylindrical gas discharge section of a tank body and then engaged integrally on the exterior of the tank body between the cylindrical gas discharge section and the dome section by shrink fitting. This provides, easily and inexpensively, a high-pressure tank capable of withstanding high pressures of 35 to 75 MPa while keeping its lightness in weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicants: Samtech Corporation, Samtech International, Inc., Hypercomp Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Teppei Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shaun C. Hogan
  • Patent number: 6675831
    Abstract: To downsize a high-pressure tank apparatus comprising: a high-pressure tank in which high-pressure gas is charged; and a valve mechanism including a regulator valve for reducing the gas pressure in the tank, to prevent damage to the valve mechanism, and to facilitate the handling of the valve mechanism and the like, the valve mechanism is provided at a gas outlet of the high-pressure tank to locate inside of the tank. The valve mechanism includes a capsule fixedly attached to the gas outlet in a gas-tight manner to face the inside of the high-pressure tank. Within the capsule, a shut-off valve for providing and interrupting communication between the inside and outside of the tank by its opening and closing, respectively, and a regulator valve for reducing the pressure of the high-pressure gas in the tank are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignees: SamTech Corporation, SamTech International, Inc., Hypercomp Engineering Inc., Kabushiki Kaisha Kawasaki Precision Machinery
    Inventors: Teppei Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shaun C. Hogan, Kaoru Nomichi, Seiji Ishii, Takehiko Saeki
  • Publication number: 20030066836
    Abstract: To downsize a high-pressure tank apparatus comprising: a high-pressure tank in which high-pressure gas is charged; and a valve mechanism including a regulator valve for reducing the gas pressure in the tank, to prevent damage to the valve mechanism, and to facilitate the handling of the valve mechanism and the like, the valve mechanism is provided at a gas outlet of the high-pressure tank to locate inside of the tank. The valve mechanism includes a capsule fixedly attached to the gas outlet in a gas-tight manner to face the inside of the high-pressure tank. Within the capsule, a shut-off valve for providing and interrupting communication between the inside and outside of the tank by its opening and closing, respectively, and a regulator valve for reducing the pressure of the high-pressure gas in the tank are disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: Samtech Corporation
    Inventors: Teppei Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Shaun C. Hogan, Kaoru Nomichi, Seiji Ishii, Takehiko Saeki