Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Vehicle frame with integrated high pressure fuel tank [Fuel cell]

United States Patent 7,232,156
Rife , et al. June 19, 2007


A frame for a gaseous fueled vehicle is provided. The frame includes a floor pan, a tunnel positioned centrally and longitudinally in the floor pan extending a full length of the frame, and a tank integrated into the tunnel, where the tank is circular in cross-section and has a variable diameter. The tunnel may also integrate two or more tanks.

Inventors: Rife; Isaac E (Oak Park, MI), Edmunds; Timothy (Clinton Township, MI), Anderson; Donald D (Ann Arbor, MI), Konstantakopoulos; George (Birmingham, MI)
Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
Appl. No.: 11/420,947
Filed: May 30, 2006

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