Insulated Tank Walls Patents (Class 280/832)
  • Patent number: 8616581
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for mounting a vertical wall of a fuel tank protector to a vertical wall of a fuel tank includes a protector tab received in a fuel tank slot and a dog-house fastener received through a protector aperture and anchored in a fuel tank dog-house recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan A. Rihtar
  • Patent number: 8313121
    Abstract: A pneumatic vehicle is provided with an elongate compressed air tank, a chassis assembled with the tank oriented longitudinally in the chassis where the tank is a load-bearing structural chassis member, wheels connected to the chassis, and a powertrain driven by the compressed air and operably connected to one of the wheels. A chassis for a pneumatic vehicle is provided with an elongate compressed air tank, a first series of side support members connected laterally to the air tank, a second series of side support members connected laterally to the air tank, a first side panel connected to the first series of side support members, a second side panel connected to the second series of side support members, wheels connected to the side panels, and a powertrain driven by the air in the compressed air tank and connected to one of the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Deakin University
    Inventors: Bernard Frank Rolfe, Timothy Ian De Souza, Gregory Ryan Pitts, Stuart James McFarlane Hanafin, Steven Lewis Anthony Agius, Benjamin Paul Adamson, Michael Pio Gordon Pereira, Timothy John Black, Christopher James Hurren, Noel Egan Miller
  • Patent number: 8302997
    Abstract: A system for integrating and embedding a fuel storage tank in the roof of an automotive vehicle is provided. The automotive vehicle may include a roof assembly having inner roof panels and outer roof panels. The roof panels may define a cavity that protrudes into the passenger compartment below the roof line of the automotive vehicle. A pressurized fuel tank may be disposed within the cavity of the roof assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Jon Veenstra
  • Patent number: 7416219
    Abstract: A swiveling work machine includes a swivel deck mounted to be pivotable about a vertical axis and a side cover for covering one lateral side on the swivel deck, an accommodating space capable of accommodating a work machine accessory being provided inside the lateral cover. The accommodating space accommodates, as the implement accessory, a work oil tank, a fuel tank and a control valve unit. The work oil tank is disposed at a fore-and-aft intermediate portion on one lateral side on the swivel deck. The fuel tank is disposed forwardly of the work oil tank with forming a gap relative thereto. The control valve unit is disposed upwardly of the fuel tank and longitudinally along the fore/aft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiki Sato, Shizuo Shimoie, Yoshihiro Kato, Takanori Matsumoto, Kenzo Koga
  • Patent number: 6905139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a construction machine in which a superstructure is rotatably mounted on an undercarriage, and is made up of an undercarriage (101) having a hollow frame (104), a superstructure (102) mounted on the undercarriage (101) and a fuel tank (1) formed as one with the hollow frame (104) in a state where a portion of an internal space of the hollow frame (104) is defined as a compartment by partitions (2), with an internal surface of the fuel tank (1) being covered with a resin film (3) in a liquid-tight condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Akahane, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 5496069
    Abstract: A composite protective shield installed with a vehicle for protecting, occupants of the vehicle, and/or a destructible or volatile apparatus affected by the elements, the composite shield comprising mounting means to mount the shield adjacent the occupant and/or destructible or volatile apparatus, the shield being formed from a resilient matrix providing the form thereof, such as sheet molding compound, the resilient matrix having predetermined heat distortion properties and abrasive resistance properties to provide maximum shielding for the particular use, the resilient matrix of the shield being provided with a heat management system adjacent the occupants of the vehicle and or the destructible or volatile apparatus, the heat management system to dissipate the heat on the side of the shield to which heat may be applied thus maintaining the occupant and or the destructible or volatile apparatus harmless and safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Frank Milligan
  • Patent number: 5242196
    Abstract: A tank trailer assembly for transporting liquid bromine and hydrobromic acid which comprises an elongated substantially cylindrical container having three inner containers for transporting fluids. Two of the inner containers are internally lined with a poly(vinylidene fluoride) plastic material and the third container is internally lined with material that is chemically resistance to bromine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Ethyl Corporation
    Inventor: Clyde R. Borne
  • Patent number: 5042840
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for storing and transporting a liquid in which a series of tank cars each have a hollow tank body with an inlet and an outlet supported on a frame with a plurality of wheels on the frame. In one embodiment, these cars are connected together with a sealable male fitting and female fitting which interengage to allow fluid flow between the cars. Using this valve arrangement, a series of cars hooked together may be filled from a single fill point or station. A method of storing and transporting a liquid involving these storage cars is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Diversey Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore R. Rieple, David J. Rumics, Jack D. Moore, Waldon A. Strangberg