Anti-slosh devices for damping oscillation of liquids in tanks

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7648749
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11503746

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An anti-slosh device for attenuating oscillations of liquids in tanks caused by movement of vehicles in which the tank is located comprises an elongated flat, rectangularly, shaped, uniform thickness strip of a liquid impervious material such as polyethylene or polycarbonate which is formed into a string of arcuately curved loops. One embodiment of the device has located at opposite ends thereof spirally-shaped, quasi-helical end loops which form a figure-8 shape, and a center loop disposed obliquely between the end loops. A two-loop version of the device has two end loops but no center loop. The anti-slosh device is used to reduce the duration of undesirable oscillations induced in a liquid in a tank by placing a plurality of the devices in the interior of a tank, as by inserting a plurality of the devices through a fill tube or other access port of the tank. Non-parallel surfaces of the device function as baffles, converting large scale linear motions of liquid in a tank to small scale, energy-dissipating vortices, thus reducing the duration and amplitude of oscillations of liquid in the tank.

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Taylor, Geoffrey L 784 Niagara Street 24 711

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HAENER, ARLIE, AS TENANTS IN COMMON (1)
* 5890618 Liquid stabilizing baffle system 14 1998
 
ARLEY & IRENE HAENER (1)
* 2002/0063,133 LIQUID STABILIZING BAFFLE 6 2002
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D666420 Ribbon 0 2011
 
TRANSNAV, INC. (1)
9358878 Fluid energy reducing device 0 2012
 
NIFCO INC. (2)
* 9102231 Wave suppression structure for fuel tank 0 2010
* 2011/0315,699 WAVE SUPPRESSION STRUCTURE FOR FUEL TANK 4 2010
 
SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. (2)
* 8708190 Anti-sloshing apparatus 2 2011
* 2011/0278,305 ANTI-SLOSHING APPARATUS 1 2011
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
* 8511503 Fuel tank 0 2010
* 2010/0276,431 FUEL TANK 1 2010
 
UFI FILTERS S.P.A. (1)
* 2014/0144,915 APPARATUS FOR SUPPRESSING SLOSHING 0 2012
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