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Compact insert design for cryogenic pressure vessels

United States Patent

9,677,713
June 13, 2017
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A pressure vessel apparatus for cryogenic capable storage of hydrogen or other cryogenic gases at high pressure includes an insert with a parallel inlet duct, a perpendicular inlet duct connected to the parallel inlet. The perpendicular inlet duct and the parallel inlet duct connect the interior cavity with the external components. The insert also includes a parallel outlet duct and a perpendicular outlet duct connected to the parallel outlet duct. The perpendicular outlet duct and the parallel outlet duct connect the interior cavity with the external components.
Aceves; Salvador M. (Livermore, CA), Ledesma-Orozco; Elias Rigoberto (Salamanca Gto., MX), Espinosa-Loza; Francisco (Livermore, CA), Petitpas; Guillaume (Livermore, CA), Switzer; Vernon A. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA), Universidad de Guanajuto (Guanajuato, MX)
14/ 950,527
20170146193
November 24, 2015
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO APPLICATIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this application pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.