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1. (WO1991005713) FUEL SENDER LOCKING RING
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Pub. No.: WO/1991/005713 International Application No.: PCT/US1990/005806
Publication Date: 02.05.1991 International Filing Date: 10.10.1990
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 08.05.1991
IPC:
B60K 15/01 (2006.01) ,B60K 15/077 (2006.01) ,F16J 13/12 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
15
Arrangement in connection with fuel supply of combustion engines; Mounting or construction of fuel tanks
01
Arrangement of fuel conduits
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
15
Arrangement in connection with fuel supply of combustion engines; Mounting or construction of fuel tanks
03
Fuel tanks
077
with means modifying or controlling distribution or motion of fuel, e.g. to prevent noise, surge, splash or fuel starvation
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
J
PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS
13
Covers or similar closure members for pressure vessels in general
02
Detachable closure members; Means for tightening closures
12
attached by wedging action by means of screw-thread, interrupted screw-thread, bayonet closure, or the like
Applicants:
SOLVAY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. [US/US]; 3333 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77000, US
SEIZERT, Robert, D. [US/US]; US
OSBORNE, James, R. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
SEIZERT, Robert, D.; US
OSBORNE, James, R.; US
Agent:
CAGE, Kenneth, L.; Willian, Brinks, Olds, Hofer, Gilson & Lione 2000 K Street, N.W. Suite 200 Washington, DC 20006-1809, US
Priority Data:
419,48610.10.1989US
Title (EN) FUEL SENDER LOCKING RING
(FR) BAGUE DE VERROUILLAGE POUR ENSEMBLE EMETTEUR DE CARBURANT
Abstract:
(EN) A locking member is disclosed for use in a fuel tank (16) assembly of the type having a pressurizable tank with an aperture and having a plurality of retaining lugs (24) transversely extending along the periphery of the tank aperture. A fuel sender assembly (100) having a first portion (32) disposed with the aperture and a second portion (102) having a plate-like shoulder (108) in mating contact with an external tank surface. A seal element (44) is disposed between the tank (16) and the fuel sender assembly (100) in an annular groove (22) provided in the external tank surface intermediate the aperture and the retaining lugs (24). The locking member (100) comprising a locking ring (100) having an aperture (32) through which a portion of the fuel sender assembly extends, the locking ring (100) having a generally planar lower surface in mating contact with an upper surface of the plate-like shoulder of the fuel sender assembly and having a plurality of lug (110) supports corresponding to the plurality of retaining lugs (24). The lug (110) supports having locking nubs (40) for lockingly engaging the retaining lugs and a flange section (108) surrounding the retaining lugs (24) for inhibiting permanent deformation thereof due to greater fluid pressure within the tank (16).
(FR) On décrit un élément de verrouillage utilisé dans un ensemble de réservoir (16) de carburant du type comportant un réservoir pouvant être mis sous pression, doté d'un orifice et présentant une pluralité d'oreilles (24) de retenue, s'étendant transversalement sur la périphérie de l'orifice du réservoir. Un ensemble émetteur (100) de carburant comporte une première partie (32) disposée avec l'orifice, ainsi qu'une seconde partie (102) dotée d'un épaulement (108) analogue à une plaque, en contact d'appariement avec une surface extérieure du réservoir. Un élément (44) d'étanchéité est disposé entre le réservoir (16) et l'ensemble émetteur (100) de carburant dans une gorge annulaire (22) ménagée dans la surface extérieure du réservoir, entre l'orifice et les oreilles (24) de retenue. L'élément (100) de verrouillage comprend une bague (100) de verrouillage dotée d'un orifice (32) par lequel dépasse une partie de l'ensemble émetteur de carburant, ladite bague (100) de verrouillage ayant une surface inférieure plane en contact d'appariement avec une surface supérieure de l'épaulement analogue à une plaque de l'ensemble émetteur de carburant, et présentant une pluralité de supports (110) d'oreilles, correspondant à la pluralité d'oreilles (24) de retenue. Les supports (110) d'oreilles comportent des protubérances (40) de verrouillage venant en contact de verrouillage avec les oreilles de retenue, ainsi qu'un partie (108) de rebord entourant lesdites oreilles (24) de retenue, afin d'empêcher leur déformation permanente due à une pression de fluide accrue à l'intérieur du réservoir (16).
Designated States: JP, KR
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0495916KR1019920703409