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HIGH PRESSURE STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20100294776
8,517,206
A1
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A composite pressure vessel, comprising: a liner assembly, further comprising: a liner; at least one of a polar boss and a blind boss; and a shell, further comprising: at least one layer of a filament wrap continuously disposed around at least a substantial portion of the liner assembly, wherein the liner assembly and the filament wrap combined have a non-homogenous support profile; and at least one fiber segment locally disposed on an area of the liner assembly and the at least one layer of a filament wrap that may be more susceptible to rupture than other areas of the liner assembly, according to the non-homogenous support profile. Complementary pairs of fiber segments and/or hoops may be configured to address a non-homogenous stress distribution profile of the composite pressure vessel.
Liu, Qiang (Irvine, CA)
12/ 468,736
May 19, 2009
[0001] This disclosure was made with Government support under Contract no. DE-FC36-04GO14010, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this disclosure.