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1. (WO2018223239) RESERVOIR WITH LEVEL INDICATOR
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CLAIM ED

1. A fluid reservoir comprising:

a body having an inlet, an outlet, a fill aperture, and a fluid level indicator assembly,

wherein at least an upper portion of the fluid level indicator assembly extends external and above the body of the coolant reservoir.

2. The fluid reservoir according to claim 1, wherein the fluid level indicator assembly includes a housing having a lower portion which extends into an interior volume of the body, and an upper portion, which is the portion that extends external and above the body.

3. The fluid reservoir according to claim 2, wherein the housing is sealed at a distal end the upper portion, and is open at a distal end of the lower portion, such that the housing delimits an interior space that is in fluid communication with an interior volume of the body.

4. The fluid reservoir according to claim 2, wherein the fluid level indicator assembly includes a float assembly positioned within the housing, and is dimensioned to permit for free displacement upward and downward therein.

5. The fluid reservoir according to claim 4, wherein the float assembly includes a float body and a buoyant member attached to a lower portion of the float body, the buoyant member enabling the displacement of the float assembly relative to the coolant fluid within the fluid reservoir.

6. The fluid reservoir according to claim 4, wherein the upper portion of the housing that extends external and above the body provides a fluid max/min level indicator, and a top region of the float body is dimensioned and calibrated to align with the fluid max/min level indicator provided on the housing to serve as an indicator of fluid level within the fluid reservoir.

7. The fluid reservoir according to claim 2, wherein the housing is integrally formed as part of an upper body section of the body, and wherein the lower portion of the housing extends into an area of the interior volume defined by a lower body section of the body.

8. The fluid reservoir according to claim 4, wherein the body includes a clearance pocket aligned to the housing, to provide for a greater range of displacement of the float assembly.

9. The fluid reservoir according to claim 4, wherein a plurality of lobes are provided on an inside surface of the housing, to prevent the float assembly from binding within the housing.

10. The fluid reservoir according to claim 5, wherein the float body includes 3 body segments provided in trigonal arrangement.

11. The fluid reservoir according to claim 5, wherein the buoyant member is constructed of foam, or as a hollow thermoplastic structure.

12. The fluid reservoir according to claim 1, wherein the fluid reservoir is an automotive coolant reservoir.