Multilayer Container Patents (Class 220/586)
  • Patent number: 10872707
    Abstract: A dry storage systems for radioactive nuclear waste materials in one embodiment includes a canister having a tubular shell defining an internal cavity for storing nuclear waste material, a lid sealably welded to one end the shell, and an end closure attached to a second end of the shell. The end closure includes a base plate having an upturned peripheral annular closure flange. In one embodiment, a circumferentially-extending butt joint is formed between the closure flange and the shell second end which is hermetically seals by a full through-wall thickness butt weld. Various embodiments may further include secondary pressure retention barriers enclosing the canister or select portions thereof most susceptible to failure under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
  • Patent number: 10748666
    Abstract: A head module for a large-scale container, a large-scale container having the head module, and methods for manufacturing the head module and the large-scale container. The method for manufacturing a head module comprises providing a head having an annular opening, the head being composed of a plurality of petals, providing a plurality of cylinder plates, and forming a head cylindrical ring, connecting in order the plurality of cylinder plates to the end surface of the annular opening and joining facing sides of all adjacent cylinder plates. Based on the unfitness of the petals at the annular opening of the head, gaps between adjacent cylinder plates may be adjusted, and/or the positions of the cylinder plates on the end surface of the annular opening of the head may be adjusted radially inwards or outwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation Ltd., Shandong Nuclear Power Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute, Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Jun Li, Guobiao Wang, Zhongwei Yang, Guizhen Yan, Honghui Ge, Shenhui Zhai, Jin Han, Shenghua Liu, Ting Xu, Laiyun Chen, Xiaoping Peng
  • Patent number: 10551000
    Abstract: A portable gas cylinder assembly is provided that includes a gas cylinder having a central axis and a protective shroud configured to encase the gas cylinder and including first and second opposed half-sections mechanically connected to one other along a vertical plane intersecting the central axis of the gas cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMTROL LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Aguiar, Filipe Pedrosa
  • Patent number: 10406651
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for vibro-treating an object. The method includes the steps of controlling a relative displacement between a vibro-treating media and a surface area of the object to provide a vibro-treating effect; and, controlling movement of the object relative to a surface of the vibro-treating media while controlling relative displacement between the vibro-treating media and the surface area of the object, according to one or more pre-determined conditions, to provide a substantially even vibro-treating condition over the surface area of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: ROLLS-ROYCE plc, ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Cheng Cheh Tan, Chow Cher Wong, Harsh Gupta, Goetz G Feldmann, Thomas Haubold, Paul Barrowman
  • Patent number: 10408383
    Abstract: A pressure vessel including a boss, liner, and shell to create a vessel capable of storing high-pressure fluids with minimal weight. The boss includes a through aperture and at least one recess to receive at least one fastener. The liner includes an interior surface, an exterior surface, and an annular insert to receive the fastener(s). The interior surface defines an interior cavity of the pressure vessel. The liner is configured to secure the boss to its exterior surface using the fastener(s) and the annular insert. After securing the boss to the liner, the composite wrap is applied to the boss and liner so as to surround the liner and at least a portion of the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Carleton Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Metzbower, Richard K. Pemberton
  • Patent number: 10317008
    Abstract: The invention is a container (200) for a system for storing and restoring heat, comprising a vessel including means for injecting and withdrawing a gas to be cooled or reheated. The vessel is limited by a first jacket formed from concrete (203) surrounded by a thermally insulating layer (206), which is surrounded by a steel shell (204). The vessel comprises at least two modules formed from concrete (210) located one above the other and centered to form a first jacket from concrete (203). Each module formed from concrete comprises a volume limited by a side wall formed from concrete (211) and a perforated base formed from concrete (205). The volume contains a fixed bed of particles of a material for the storage and restitution of heat (207).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Fabrice Deleau, Thierry Bancel, Alice Pourtier
  • Patent number: 10206416
    Abstract: A multilayer high pressure cylindrical vessel (1) has an inner metal cylinder (3), the inner surface defining an inner volume of the vessel (1) along the radial direction, an outer metal cylinder (4), and one intermediate cylindrical layer sandwiched in space between the inner cylinder (3) and the outer cylinder (4) has and comprising a number of circular wedge segments (51) separated by gaps (52). To improve the vessel there exists an interference fit between the one intermediate cylindrical layer and the adjoining solid cylinders and said gaps (52) are broken by bridges (522) connecting angularly adjacent circular segments (51) and defining two axially adjacent gap sections (521) so that the cylindrical layer is a single cylindrical element (5), and the circular wedge segments (51) separated by gaps (52) both extend in parallel to each other along the longitudinal axis of the vessel (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXDIN SOLUTIONS SP. Z O.O
    Inventor: Grzegorz Widłak
  • Patent number: 9758362
    Abstract: Devices and methods for extraction of a beverage from a beverage bottle, such as a wine bottle, using an extraction device. The bottle may be supported by a bottle support sleeve that surrounds all but the neck and closure at the bottle opening. The extraction device may be secured to the neck and a needle, such a pair of needles or a two-lumen needle, may be inserted through the closure to inject pressurized gas into the bottle and to remove beverage from the bottle by the needle. The support sleeve may support the bottle during beverage extraction, e.g., by compressing the bottle exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Rider, Richard J. White
  • Patent number: 9683698
    Abstract: The high pressure tank comprises a tank main body including a liner made of a resin and a mouthpiece made of a non-resin material and mounted to an open end of the liner; and a reinforcement layer provided to cover the entire tank main body and have pressure resistance. The liner includes a first contact surface arranged approximately perpendicular to a central axis of the liner to come into contact with the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece includes a second contact surface arranged to come into contact with the first contact surface of the liner. One of the first contact surface and the second contact surface includes projections, and the other includes recesses in which the projections being fitted. The second contact surface is formed in an approximately circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yu Uchida, Masayoshi Takami
  • Patent number: 9618157
    Abstract: Gas containment vessels are provided that are comprised of an inner corrosion resistant shell made of lower strength steel alloy or aluminum alloy or thermoplastic polymer, and an outer concentric shell constructed of high strength, albeit lower corrosion resistant, metal or fiber-reinforced composite. The fiber can comprise filaments derived from basaltic rocks, the filaments having been immersed in a thermosetting or thermoplastic polymer matrix, and commingled with carbon, glass or aramid fibers such that there is load sharing between the basaltic fibers and carbon, glass or aramid fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Quantum Fuel Systems LLC
    Inventor: Neel Sirosh
  • Patent number: 9574707
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing gas cylinders. The disclosed method for manufacturing gas cylinders comprises: a) a step of producing a liner using a liner blower machine; b) a step of applying an adhesive to the threads of the produced liner; c) a step of coupling a bushing to the threads of the liner; d) a step of leaving the liner having undergone step c) for 30 minutes to 2 hours at room temperature so as to naturally harden the adhesive; e) a liner-flaming step of heat-treating the outer surface of the liner with plasma; f) a step of coupling a shaft to the liner; g) a winding step of mixing multiple fiberglass strands with a resin and a hardening agent, and wrapping the mixture around the outer surface of the liner; h) a dry-hardening step of drying the cylinder made of the composite material and having undergone the winding step for 70 to 90 minutes at a temperature of 70° C. to 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Norstar Composite Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Dong Kim, Gi Hun Kwon, Chang-Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 9546028
    Abstract: A mouthpiece structure for a pressure vessel includes a liner constituting a vessel body and a cylindrical part, a cylindrical mouthpiece mounted closely to an inner periphery of the cylindrical part, a housing part having a housing recess formed by recessing at least one of the inner periphery of cylindrical part and an outer periphery of mouthpiece, a sealing member housed in the housing recess while adhering closely to the inner periphery of cylindrical part and the outer periphery of mouthpiece, the sealing member defining a sealed space facing an interface between the inner periphery of the cylindrical part and the outer periphery of the mouthpiece in the housing recess, and a retainer located opposite the sealed space with the sealing member being interposed between them and preventing the sealing member from being displaced in a direction such that the sealing member increases a capacity of the sealed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: FTS CO., LTD., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuta Aoe, Yoshinori Miyazaki, Katsuya Manabe, Masayoshi Takami, Masayoshi Taki, Ken Hatta
  • Patent number: 9523466
    Abstract: A pressure vessel comprises a liner formed by blow-molding; an FRP layer covers the outer surface of the liner; and a stock comprising a stock main body, formed from metal with a cylindrical section passing through the liner and FRP layer and a circular metal flange section projecting outward from one end of the cylindrical section in the radial direction of the cylindrical section, and a molded piece, formed of a synthetic resin, covers at least the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical section and all the metal flange section of the stock main body, has a circular resin flange section projecting outward from the edge of the metal flange section that faces outward in the radial direction, and adheres to the inner surface of the liner. The resin flange section comprises an upper surface, an outer circumferential edge surface and a lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Nishimoto, Yoshio Hoya
  • Patent number: 9329095
    Abstract: There is provided a method for evaluating prestressing force of a bonded tendon. The method includes: striking a prestressing strand of a bonded tendon with an impact hammer; measuring an acceleration response signal from the prestressing strand using an accelerometer, and receiving the acceleration response signal with a data logger; and calculating stress wave velocity based on the acceleration response signal received by the data logger, and evaluating prestressing force of the bonded tendon, based on the calculated stress wave velocity, using a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Electric Power Corporation
    Inventors: Jung-Bum Jang, Byeong-Hwa Kim, Hong-Pyo Lee
  • Patent number: 9091395
    Abstract: A vessel and method for forming the vessel is disclosed, the vessel having a hollow liner, at least one boss, and a filament wound outer shell, wherein at least a portion of the hollow liner if formed by at least one of an co-extrusion blow film molding process, a thermoplastic foiling process, and a coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Ludger Strack
  • Publication number: 20150144643
    Abstract: The present invention is directed, in part, to an apparatus and methods related to an expandable storage tank for compressed gas, the storage tank prepared from a puncture resistant, flexible fabric material in which the storage tank is expandable to a desired volume when inflated and when deflated. During periods of non-use the storage tank is retracted in a compact and folded manner to save space compared to when the tank is inflated. The storage tank is utilized by employing its use in conjunction with a traditional air compressor and can be configured with or without a rigid outer shell that expands in relation to the amount of compressed air transferred into the expandable storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Cruz
  • Patent number: 9022246
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device that minimizes or eliminates under-filling of a pressure vessel by integrating phase change material (PCM) within one or multiple component of the pressure vessel. In one particular embodiment, the inner surface of the pressure vessel comprises a PCM. During a gas-filling process, PCM reduces the rate and/or the amount of temperature increase. Reduction of the temperature increase in the pressure vessel increases the amount of gas filled during a gas-filling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Steelhead Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Coors, Kaushik Mallick
  • Patent number: 9022245
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to support arrangements for semi-membrane tank walls and, more particularly, to a universal support assembly for tanks that experience thermal expansion and contraction. One embodiment of the invention may include a tank assembly having at least one tank wall, a support structure at least partially adjacent to the wall, and a link member coupling the tank to the support structure. The link member may be configured to accommodate relative movement between the tank and the support structure through rotation. The link member may be coupled to the tank wall by a ball and socket joint and coupled to the support structure with another ball and socket joint, allowing substantially unlimited in-plane movement of the tank wall relative to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
    Inventors: David L. Jordan, William E. Michaud
  • Publication number: 20150108144
    Abstract: This invention relates to dicyclopentadiene polymer liners for systems used for the transport of fluids, in particular corrosive fluids and pressurized fluids such as compressed raw natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Francesco Nettis, Brian E. Spencer, Zachary B. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20150102043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fire resistant pressure vessel in which the inclusion of fire resistance does add appreciably to the overall weight of the vessel over a similar vessel that is not fire resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Francesco Nettis, Brian Spencer, Zachary Spencer
  • Publication number: 20150096994
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-pressure tank made from fiber-reinforced plastic for, in particular, gaseous media, wherein, on its inner wall, the tank is equipped completely or partially with a substantially permeation-tight foil made of metal, wherein the metal has a high elastic range and a low thermal expansion coefficient, and the foil has a thickness of ?0.5 mm. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing tanks of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: MT AEROSPACE AG
    Inventor: Wulf RADTKE
  • Publication number: 20150096993
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pressure vessel comprising a conductive composite boss wherein the composite boss is isolated from contact with materials with different electrical potentials so as to substantially eliminate the possibility of galvanic corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Francesco Nettis, Brian Spencer, Zachary Spencer
  • Patent number: 8998024
    Abstract: A device that stores a low molecular gas, such as hydrogen (H2), under high pressure includes having an inner shell and at least one outer sleeve surrounding the inner shell. The region between the inner shell and the outer sleeve is connected via at least one valve with a backflow prevention capability to the region surrounded by the inner shell. The valve is thereby formed so that low molecular gas which has diffused through the inner shell can flow back into the inner shell when there are suitable pressure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Jens Franzen, Gerardo Friedlmeier, Kai Kioschis, Detlef Zur Megede
  • Patent number: 8978920
    Abstract: Sealing assemblies may include a boss, a valve, a liner that defines a containment volume of a pressure vessel, and a support member adapted to cooperate with the liner and the valve. The support member may be formed from an anodized electrically conductive support material and generally has nonconductive surfaces in contact with the valve and the liner. Annular recesses having conductive surfaces are provided in the support member, and seals formed of conductive materials or having conductive surfaces are seated in the annular recesses. Thereby, when the valve is present in the sealing assembly, electric continuity between the valve and the liner is established through the electrically conductive surfaces of the seals, the electrically conductive surfaces of the annular recesses and the electrically conductive support material in the core of the anodized support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Breuer, Axel Heise
  • Patent number: 8960484
    Abstract: A transport tank for mounting to a truck has a composite tank body, an outer boss mounted to an outer side of the tank body, an inner boss mounted to an inner side f the tank body, and a flange disposed such that at least a portion of the inner boss is disposed between and abuts the inner side of the tank body and the flange. The tank body, the inner boss, the outer boss and the flange each have an aperture defined therein. The flange is fastened such that the outer boss, the tank body, and the inner boss are compressed by the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ferus Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Spencer, Zachary B. Spencer, Travis Balaski
  • Publication number: 20150048095
    Abstract: A pressure vessel is disclosed. The pressure vessel includes a continuous liner of corrugated material including a plurality of alternating main sections and intermediate sections. The main sections have a first diameter and the intermediate sections have a second diameter smaller than the first diameter. The pressure vessel also includes at least one reinforcing layer applied to an exterior of the continuous liner. The pressure vessel can be packaged in containers for modular use, with one or more containers being shaped to receive a portion of the reinforced continuous liner folded along one or more of the intermediate sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Stan A. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20150014332
    Abstract: A high pressure tank has a liner and a reinforcing layer. The reinforcing layer is formed on an outer surface of the liner. An adhesion inhibiting process that inhibits the liner from adhering to the reinforcing layer is applied to at least a portion of the liner in a region contacting the reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shiro NISHIBU
  • Patent number: 8919597
    Abstract: Provided is a gas tank wherein the pressure of gas filled in the tank hardly increases. A hydrogen tank (1) includes: a container main-body (10) into which hydrogen is filled; a first thermal-foam heat insulation layer (21) provided on the outer surface (11) of the container main-body (10); a belt fitting region (16) virtually provided at a portion of the outer surface (11) of the container main-body (10); a belt (31), wherein the back surface (35) being a part of the surfaces of the belt (31) is in contact with the belt fitting region (16), and wherein the belt (31) is fixed to a vehicle body (141) so that the container main-body (10) is fixed to the vehicle body (141); and a second thermal-foam heat insulation layer (41) provided on a surface of the belt (31) other than the back surface (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Handa
  • Patent number: 8899439
    Abstract: A pressure vessel 1 for storing a liquid or gaseous medium, having a core vessel 2, a support jacket 3 arranged at least partially around the core vessel, an opening 4 arranged on one side of the pressure vessel, and a valve body 5, arranged at least partially in the opening 4, for open-loop control and/or closed-loop control of the discharging and/or filling of the pressure vessel 1. The valve body 5 is provided as a single piece in the region of the opening 4 and is arranged between the core vessel 2 and the support jacket 3 in such a way that the valve body 5 can be fixed in its position, at least partially, by the core vessel 2 and the support jacket 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Zieger
  • Publication number: 20140332540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of rotational moulding where a heating structure is incorporated into the mould. Further aspects of the invention relate to a mould for rotational moulding comprising a heating element. In an embodiment, the mould is a pressure vessel for transporting and storing compressed natural gas. The heating element may be incorporated into the pressure vessel, or may be placed in contact with the pressure vessel for the duration of the rotational moulding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Francesco Nettis, Giuseppe Bergamin, Giulio Carini, Daniele D'Amelj, Gianfranco Niso, Paolo Redondi, Amedeo Silvagni, Vanni Neri Tomaselli
  • Patent number: 8881932
    Abstract: A pressurized-gas storage assembly has a liner defining a gas storage chamber and an end portion with a planar surface, with an access opening on the planar surface that is in fluid communication with the gas storage chamber. A raised circular ring extends from the planar surface and surrounds the access opening. The assembly also includes a polar boss having a longitudinally extending part that has a top surface with a recessed opening, and a planar bottom surface, with a channel extending through the polar boss to serve as a passageway through the polar boss. A circular groove is provided on the bottom flat surface of the polar boss, with the raised ring received inside the circular groove. An outer shell is provided around the entirety of the liner, with the outer shell having an edge-defining aperture that receives the polar boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Quantum Fuel Systems Technology Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Warner, Mark Leavitt
  • Publication number: 20140312043
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique for suppressing an occurrence of weld in a pressure vessel liner. A film gate 42 for molding a pressure vessel liner 1 is located on a radially outer side of an outer peripheral end portion of an meshing portion 3 in the pressure vessel liner 1. By disposing the film gate 42 on the radially outer side of the meshing portion 3 with a sufficient space between, it is possible to control the flow rate of the molten resin during molding, thereby suppressing an occurrence of weld.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eizaburo SEJIMA, Yasushi TASHIRO, Takenori AIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8863977
    Abstract: Vessel, comprising a substantially fluid tight liner provided with a layer of fiber material, and a mount for mounting appendages to the vessel. The mount comprises a substantially cylindrical neck portion with a radially outwardly extending base flange. The base flange is axially fixedly but rotationally free held between the liner and the layer of fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Lightweight Engineering B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Jacobus Matthijs Koppert, Gerrit Willem van Lindenberg
  • Patent number: 8844760
    Abstract: A vessel for storing pressurized gas. The storage vessel may be manufactured in a variety of predetermined shapes. Plural frame members are interconnected with each other, collectively forming a lattice frame. A network of internal supports is disposed within the interior of the lattice frame, the internal supports being made of a carbon-reinforced composite material. The storage vessel has an outer shell made up of layers of carbon-reinforced composite material sheets enveloping the exterior of the lattice frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: CNG Storage Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh L. Horstman
  • Publication number: 20140263366
    Abstract: Sealing assemblies may include a boss, a valve, a liner that defines a containment volume of a pressure vessel, and a support member adapted to cooperate with the liner and the valve. The support member may be formed from an anodized electrically conductive support material and generally has nonconductive surfaces in contact with the valve and the liner. Annular recesses having conductive surfaces are provided in the support member, and seals formed of conductive materials or having conductive surfaces are seated in the annular recesses. Thereby, when the valve is present in the sealing assembly, electric continuity between the valve and the liner is established through the electrically conductive surfaces of the seals, the electrically conductive surfaces of the annular recesses and the electrically conductive support material in the core of the anodized support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Breuer, Axel Heise
  • Patent number: 8820570
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for storing a fluid, the pressure vessel including an annular inner boss having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface forming a passage adapted to receive a utility device therein, wherein the inner boss includes a liner channel formed intermediate the inner surface and the outer surface, a vessel liner having a portion thereof disposed in the liner channel of the inner boss, and an outer boss secured to the outer surface of the inner boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Ludger Strack
  • Patent number: 8815137
    Abstract: A method of incorporating an anti-counterfeiting device into a multi-walled container is provided. The multi-walled container includes an inner wall having an outer surface, an outer wall adjacent to the inner wall, and an anti-counterfeiting device sandwiched between the inner and outer walls. The method includes forming the inner wall from a polymeric composition, adhering the anti-counterfeiting device to the outer surface of the inner wall either during, or after formation of the inner wall, and then over molding the outer wall about the inner wall to form the multi-walled container. Suitable anti-counterfeiting devices for incorporation into the multi-walled container include RFID, printed or foil antennae, conductive inks, metal spheres, and x-ray readable foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michael Bucholtz, John Belfance
  • Publication number: 20140224811
    Abstract: Pressure tank, comprising a hollow body of thermoplastic material with at least one outlet, into which one connector each is inserted, which has at least one aperture each to the interior of the hollow body, with a sealing flange which is integrally formed around the outlet to the connector. This sealing flange is visible to the outside and is welded and/or bonded to the hollow body, on which at least one torque coupling is integrally formed, whose cross-section is polygonal or non-circular and which is inserted in a complementary coupling socket in the hollow body, running around the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Amir R. Shubbar, Mahdi Shubbar
  • Patent number: 8800805
    Abstract: A high vacuum container includes an inner container body, an outer container body, a first group of supporting devices and a second group of supporting devices. Each group of supporting devices includes four supporting assemblies, and two supporting assemblies are disposed at the upper portion of the high vacuum container, and the other two are disposed at the lower portion of the high vacuum container. Each supporting assembly includes a base plate welded at outer surface of the inner container body and a heat insulating pipe extending along a radial direction of the high vacuum container, one end of the heat insulating pipe abutting against the base plate. Each supporting assembly at the lower portion further includes a fixing element, and each fixing element partly is partly inserted into the outer container body through the opening on the outer container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd., Zhangjiagang CIMC Sanctum Cryogenic Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Gao, Wei Wei, Hongwei Liu, Haoming Wang, Jia Lu, Si Wang, Sen Yao
  • Publication number: 20140209633
    Abstract: A pressurized container usable for a pressurizable contain, such as an aerosol dispenser, an aerosol dispenser made therewith and preform therefor. The preform/container/dispenser has a neck at the top. The neck has upper and lower portions. The lower portion transitions into a shoulder, which flares outwardly. The shoulder, in turn, transitions into a sidewall. The lower neck portion/shoulder and/or upper part of the sidewall are cystallized. The invention also comprises a preform for making such a pressurizable container and an aerosol dispenser made therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: John Andrew MCDANIEL, Douglas Bruce Zeik, Norman Scott Broyles, Robert Earl Magness, Dimitris Ioannis Collias, Scott Edward Smith, Matthew Aaron Neumann
  • Publication number: 20140203026
    Abstract: A pressurized gas storage system includes an outer shell having an inner and outer surface. The inner surface defines an inner volume for holding a pressurized gas. A first electrically conductive layer is attached to the outer shell. An inner liner is disposed over the inner surface. A second electrically conductive layer is attached to the inner liner. A capacitance meter measures the capacitance between the first and second electrically conductive layers wherein a change in capacitance indicates buckling in the storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Ralf Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20140197179
    Abstract: This invention is a high pressure gas container into which a high pressure gas is charged, includes: a liner into which the high pressure gas is charged; and a reinforcing sleeve that envelops an outer surface of the liner, wherein the liner includes: a cylindrical liner trunk portion; and a pair of liner shoulder portions formed by reducing a diameter of respective end portions of the liner trunk portion, and the reinforcing sleeve includes: a sleeve trunk portion fitted to the liner trunk portion; and a pair of sleeve shoulder portions that extend from the sleeve trunk portion so as to contact the respective liner shoulder portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: KAYABA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Nakamura, Takashi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8757423
    Abstract: A composite pressure vessel assembly method includes fitting an end portion of a tubular member into an annular slot formed in an end cap. Sealant may be in the annular slot. The end cap includes an annular groove in an exterior surface of the end cap body portion. A first material layer is formed on an exterior surface of the tubular member. The first material layer includes a first composite material including fibers oriented circumferentially to the tubular member. A second material layer is formed on the first material layer with a portion of the second material layer being disposed into the annular groove, and includes a second composite material including fibers oriented axially to the tubular member. A third material layer is formed adjacent the second material layer and in the annular groove, and includes a third composite material including fibers having an orientation circumferential to the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Kleber, John E. Carsley, Hamid G. Kia, Chen-Shih Wang, Ce Sun, Elisabeth J. Berger, Stephan Fell, Valentin Schultheis
  • Patent number: 8733581
    Abstract: A pressure vessel is disclosed. The pressure vessel may include a boss, a liner, an O-ring, and a composite overwrap of shell. A boss may comprise a through aperture, a first groove encircling the through aperture, and a first engagement mechanism. A liner may comprise an interior surface, exterior surface, and a second engagement mechanism. The interior surface may define an interior cavity of the pressure vessel. The second engagement mechanism may mechanically engage the first engagement mechanism to secure the liner to the boss. An O-ring may be positioned within the first groove of the boss and abut the exterior surface of the liner. A composite overwrap may surround the liner and at least a portion of the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Olson
  • Patent number: 8690004
    Abstract: The present invention is directed, in part, to an apparatus and methods related to an expandable storage tank for compressed gas, the storage tank prepared from a puncture resistant, flexible fabric material in which the storage tank is expandable to a desired volume when inflated and when deflated. During periods of non-use the storage tank is retracted in a compact and folded manner to save space compared to when the tank is inflated. The storage tank is utilized by employing its use in conjunction with a traditional air compressor and can be configured with or without a rigid outer shell that expands in relation to the amount of compressed air transferred into the expandable storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Cruz
  • Patent number: 8691472
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a reservoir assembly for use in a device, such as a fuel cell system, hydride storage system, hydrogen compressor system, heat pump system or air conditioner system. The assembly includes a first cellular component interconnected with at least a second cellular component in which the interconnected cellular components are arranged together to substantially fill an available device space, one or more end caps coupled to a portion of the first or the second cellular components, one or more external ports for adding or removing a fluid from the reservoir in which the external ports are positioned in one or more of the end caps or cellular components, and one or more internal ports in which each internal port fluidly connects the first interconnected cellular component to at least the second interconnected cellular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Joerg Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8690003
    Abstract: A method of forming an inner can of a gas cartridge including securing inner can material and pre-stressing the material such that flexion thereof during gas cartridge use is distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Gaudron
  • Patent number: 8678226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel tank (1) consisting of thermoplastic, with at least one continuous seam (3), with a filler orifice, with means for aeration and venting and with means for the conveyance and extraction of fuel which are in the form of at least one fuel conveying unit (11) arranged inside the fuel tank (1). In the fuel tank (1) according to the invention, with the exception of the filler orifice, no orifices or perforations which are substantially larger than the diameter of the line to be led through are provided in the tank wall, instead the fluid lines and/or electrical lines led out of or into the fuel tank (1) pass through the seam (3) of the fuel tank (1) so as to extend at an angle with respect to the profile of the seam (3), and/or are led partially through the filler orifice and, if appropriate, a filler neck adjoining the filler orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Eulitz
  • Publication number: 20140061207
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for receiving at least one fluid medium has a first shell (1) and a second shell (3) at least partially encompassing the first shell (1). The first shell (1) has, at least at one of its ends, a collar portion (5) having a securing element (15) that forms an opening (13) for supplying and discharging the medium. A support element (19) in the form of a split ring surrounds the opening (13), is provided inside the container and has a contact surface (39) adapted to the curved shape of the first shell (1) inner side attached to the collar portion (5). The contact surface is able to be pressed onto the first shell inner side attached to the collar portion (5). The contact surface is able to be pressed onto the first shell (1) using a pressing device (43, 45).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HYDAC TECHNOLOGY GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kloft, Horbert Baltes
  • Patent number: 8662343
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and a method that minimizes or eliminates under-filling of a pressure vessel by integrating phase change material (PCM) within one or multiple component of the pressure vessel. In one particular embodiment, the inner surface of the pressure vessel comprises a PCM. During a gas-filling process, PCM reduces the rate and/or the amount of temperature increase. Reduction of the temperature increase in the pressure vessel increases the amount of gas filled during a gas-filling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Steelhead Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Coors, Kaushik Mallick