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Title: Container having an internal structure with minimum surfaces

Abstract

An illustrative example container includes a plurality of internal support members having a surface contour that at least approximates a minimum surface. The plurality of internal support members collectively provide structural support for carrying loads on the container. The plurality of internal support members collectively establish a plurality of cavities for at least temporarily containing fluid. An outer shell is connected with at least some of the internal support members. The outer shell includes a plurality of curved surfaces. The outer shell encloses the cavities.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United Technologies Corporation, Farmington, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568394
Patent Number(s):
10302252
Application Number:
15/302,532
Assignee:
United Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F17 - STORING OR DISTRIBUTING GASES OR LIQUIDS F17C - VESSELS FOR CONTAINING OR STORING COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED OR SOLIDIFIED GASES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000254
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/14/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Kuczek, Andrzej Ernest, Lynch, Matthew E., Croteau, Paul F., El-Wardany, Tahany Ibrahim, Sun, Ellen Y., Zhao, Wenping, and Viens, Daniel V. Container having an internal structure with minimum surfaces. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Kuczek, Andrzej Ernest, Lynch, Matthew E., Croteau, Paul F., El-Wardany, Tahany Ibrahim, Sun, Ellen Y., Zhao, Wenping, & Viens, Daniel V. Container having an internal structure with minimum surfaces. United States.
Kuczek, Andrzej Ernest, Lynch, Matthew E., Croteau, Paul F., El-Wardany, Tahany Ibrahim, Sun, Ellen Y., Zhao, Wenping, and Viens, Daniel V. Tue . "Container having an internal structure with minimum surfaces". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568394.
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title = {Container having an internal structure with minimum surfaces},
author = {Kuczek, Andrzej Ernest and Lynch, Matthew E. and Croteau, Paul F. and El-Wardany, Tahany Ibrahim and Sun, Ellen Y. and Zhao, Wenping and Viens, Daniel V.},
abstractNote = {An illustrative example container includes a plurality of internal support members having a surface contour that at least approximates a minimum surface. The plurality of internal support members collectively provide structural support for carrying loads on the container. The plurality of internal support members collectively establish a plurality of cavities for at least temporarily containing fluid. An outer shell is connected with at least some of the internal support members. The outer shell includes a plurality of curved surfaces. The outer shell encloses the cavities.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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