Title:
Fuel supplying tank
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A fuel supplying tank includes a control circuit, a main power source, a pump, an electromagnetic valve, an air bubble generator, a pressure sensor, a plurality of flow control valves and a tank (which may carry fuel). The pump is connected with the air bubble generator via an air inlet pipe, and the electromagnetic valve is disposed on the air inlet pipe connecting the pump and the air bubble generator. In use, first, power is fed from the main power source to the control circuit. Then, the control circuit activates the pump to draw air and activates the electromagnetic valve. Now, air may be input through the air inlet pipe and then to the air bubble generator. Then, the air bubble generator generates air bubbles. Because the contact area between air bubbles and fuel in the tank is increased, more amount of fuel will be converted into fine mist so as to increase the fuel mixture ratio. Now, a user may open the flow control valves to feed the fuel mist to the burners.



Inventors:
Tseng, I-lang (Sinjhuang City, TW)
Application Number:
11/066203
Publication Date:
08/31/2006
Filing Date:
02/28/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F23D14/28
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Primary Examiner:
NDUBIZU, CHUKA CLEMENT
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HDLS Patent & Trademark Services (CENTREVILLE, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A tank for supplying fuel to burners, comprising: a tank, which carries the fuel; a control circuit, which is connected with a main power source, a pump, an electromagnetic valve and a pressure sensor; a main power source; a pump, which is connected with an air bubble generator via an air inlet pipe; an electromagnetic valve, which is disposed on the air inlet pipe connecting the pump and the air bubble generator; an air bubble generator, which is disposed in the tank; a pressure sensor, which is disposed on the inner top surface of the tank and is connected with the control circuit; and a plurality of flow control valves, which are disposed on top of the tank and are connected to the corresponding burners.

2. A tank as in claim 1, further comprising an air stabilizer disposed on the air inlet pipe between the pump and electromagnetic valve.

3. A tank as in claim 1, further comprising a check valve disposed on the air inlet pipe between the electromagnetic valve and the air bubble generator.

4. A tank as in claim 1, further comprising a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) connected with the control circuit.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The invention generally relates to an improved fuel supplying tank. More particularly, the invention relates to a fuel supplying tank, wherein air is input to a tank and fuel is then converted to fine mist by an air bubble generator so as to increase the fuel mixture ratio.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Conventional fuel supplying tank comprises a tank, a mist outlet, a mist outlet switch and an air compressor. In use, first, air is input into the tank by the air compressor, and then fuel in the tank is converted into fine mist. When a user opens the mist outlet switch, mist will flow outwards because the pressure in the tank is higher. However, the fact that air stays a relatively short time in the tank often results in incomplete combustion and an excessive amount of fuel left in the tank.

From the aforesaid, we can see that the fuel supplying tank of the prior art has many disadvantages and needs improvements.

To eliminate these disadvantages, the inventor has put in many years of effort in the subject and has come up with the improved fuel supplying tank of the present invention.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is to provide a fuel supplying tank wherein the fuel mixture ratio is increased through mist conversion.

Another, the present invention is to provide a fuel supplying tank wherein a pressure sensor is disposed in the tank so that the tank will not explode due to the excessive amount of pressure.

Still another, the present invention is to provide a fuel supplying tank wherein the mist and fuel are prevented from spilling out.

Furthermore, the present invention is to provide a fuel supplying tank that is operational during a power outage.

Accordingly, the fuel supplying tank of the present invention comprises a control circuit, a main power source, a pump, an electromagnetic valve, an air bubble generator, a pressure sensor, an air stabilizer, a check valve, a plurality of flow control valves, and a tank. The main power source is connected with a main power source, a pump, an electromagnetic valve and a pressure sensor. The pump is connected with an air bubble generator via an air inlet pipe. The electromagnetic valve is disposed on the air inlet pipe connecting the pump and the air bubble generator. The air bubble generator is disposed in the tank. The pressure sensor is disposed on the inner top surface of the tank and is connected with the control circuit. The air stabilizer is disposed on the air inlet pipe between the pump and electromagnetic valve. The check valve is disposed on the air inlet pipe between the electromagnetic valve and the air bubble generator. The plurality of flow control valves are disposed on top of the tank and are connected to the corresponding burners. The tank may carry fuel.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The drawings disclose an illustrative embodiment of the present invention which serves to exemplify the various advantages and objects hereof, and are as follows:

FIG. 1 is a diagram schematically illustrating the framework of the fuel supplying tank of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The fuel supplying tank of the present invention is illustrated in FIG. 1, comprising a control circuit 1, which is connected with a main power source 2, a pump 3, an electromagnetic valve 5 and a pressure sensor 7; a main power source 2; a pump 3, which is connected with an air bubble generator 6 via an air inlet pipe 4; an electromagnetic valve 5, which is disposed on the air inlet pipe 4 connecting the pump 3 and the air bubble generator 6; an air bubble generator 6, which is disposed in a tank 20; a pressure sensor 7, which is disposed on the inner top surface of the tank 20 and is connected with the control circuit 1; an air stabilizer 8, which is disposed on the air inlet pipe 4 between the pump 3 and electromagnetic valve 5 and may be used to stabilize the flow of the air input by the pump 3 into the tank 20; a check valve 9, which is disposed on the air inlet pipe 4 between the electromagnetic valve 5 and the air bubble generator 6; a plurality of flow control valves 10, which are disposed on top of the tank 20 and are connected to the corresponding burners; and a tank 20, which may carry fuel.

How the fuel supplying tank of the present invention works will be hereinafter described. First, power is fed from the main power source 2 to the control circuit 1. Then, the control circuit 1 activates the pump 3 to draw air and activates the electromagnetic valve 5. Now, air may be input through the air inlet pipe 4 and then to the air bubble generator 6. The air bubble generator 6 generates air bubbles. Because the contact area between air bubbles and fuel in the tank 20 is increased, more amount of fuel will be converted into fine mist so as to increase the fuel mixture ratio. Now, a user may open the flow control valves 10 to feed the fuel mist to the burners.

The pressure sensor 7, which is disposed on the inner top surface of the tank 20, may detect the pressures in the tank 20. When the pressure of the tank 20 gets too high, the control circuit 1 deactivates the pump 3 and the electromagnetic valve 5 so that air will not be pumped into the tank 20 and that the tank will not explode due to the excessive amount of pressure.

In addition, the check valve 9, which is disposed on the air inlet pipe 4 between the electromagnetic valve 5 and the air bubble generator 6, may prevent the mist and fuel from moving upwards via the air inlet pipe 4 so as to avoid the occurrence of possible hazard. Furthermore, the control circuit 1 may be optionally connected with a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) 30, which may supply power during a power outage.

Many changes and modifications in the above described embodiment of the invention can, of course, be carried out without departing from the scope thereof. Accordingly, to promote the progress in science and the useful arts, the invention is disclosed and is intended to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.