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1. US20090090464 - Process for manufacturing a fuel tank

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12278179
Application Date 06.02.2007
Publication Number 20090090464
Publication Date 09.04.2009
Grant Number 08641857
Grant Date 04.02.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B29C 65/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
65Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor
02by heating, with or without pressure
14using wave energy or particle radiation
16Laser beam
Applicants Lesschaeve Richard
Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
Tardy Pierre-Francois
Gerard Yannick
Inventors Lesschaeve Richard
Tardy Pierre-Francois
Gerard Yannick
Agents Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
Title
(EN) Process for manufacturing a fuel tank
Abstract
(EN)

Process for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank provided with at least one accessory (14) connected to the internal space of the tank via at least one orifice (12) in the wall (10) of the tank, the accessory including a projecting element (24) extending to the outside of the tank, the processing comprising the steps consisting in providing a film (22) that includes a peripheral region (28) and a border region (30) around an opening in the film, in placing the film on the wall of the tank and on the outer surface of the accessory in such a way that the projecting element passes through the film via the opening, in welding the film over its entire peripheral region to the wall of the tank, and in welding the film, over its entire border region, to the outer surface of the accessory.

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