Patent Number: 6,296,454

Title: Suction jet pump having an inlet diffuser with an elliptical inflow cone

Abstract: A suction jet nozzle and a diffuser having an inflow cone with an elliptical cross-section is implemented in a suction jet pump to be used in a motor vehicle's fuel tank. The jet nozzle is configured to produce a flat propulsion jet that seals the diffuser over its entire circumference.

Inventors: Schmid; Rene (Eschborn, DE), Lepper; Joachim (Wehrheim, DE), Planck; Wolfgang (Russelsheim, DE), Kurmann; Ludger (Eschborn, DE)

Assignee: Mannesmann VDO AG

International Classification: F04F 5/46 (20060101); F04F 5/00 (20060101); F04F 005/44 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018