US 9,810,654 B2
Fuel property measuring device
Nobuhiro Kato, Aichi-ken (JP)
Assigned to AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Obu-Shi, Aichi-ken (JP)
Filed on Mar. 18, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/845,371.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-077912 (JP), filed on Mar. 29, 2012; and application No. 2013-020288 (JP), filed on Feb. 5, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2013/0257457 A1, Oct. 3, 2013
Int. Cl. G01N 11/00 (2006.01); G01N 27/22 (2006.01); G01N 33/28 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 27/22 (2013.01) [G01N 33/2852 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A measuring device configured to measure a property of fuel supplied from a fuel tank to outside of the fuel tank, the measuring device comprising:
a fuel pump configured to suck the fuel in the fuel tank and deliver the sucked fuel;
a fuel supply pipe configured to supply the fuel delivered by the fuel pump to the outside of the fuel tank;
a fuel-measuring storage chamber comprising an outlet port communicating an inside of the fuel tank and an inside of the fuel-measuring storage chamber, and configured to store the fuel delivered from the fuel pump and to return the fuel to an inside of the fuel tank, wherein low-pressure fuel that is open to the atmosphere is introduced into the fuel-measuring storage chamber;
a first fuel pipe being different from the fuel supply pipe, connected between the fuel pump and the fuel-measuring storage chamber, and configured to be disposed in the fuel tank; and
a pair of electrodes disposed within the fuel-measuring storage chamber so as to measure capacitance.