US 11,655,938 B1
Fluid catchment assembly
Clayton Hamel, Reston (CA)
Filed by Clayton Hamel, Reston (CA)
Filed on Jun. 29, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/853,858.
Int. Cl. F16N 31/00 (2006.01); F01M 11/00 (2006.01); F01M 11/04 (2006.01); F16N 19/00 (2006.01); F01M 11/12 (2006.01)
CPC F16N 31/002 (2013.01) [F01M 11/0004 (2013.01); F01M 11/0408 (2013.01); F01M 11/12 (2013.01); F16N 19/003 (2013.01); F01M 2011/0416 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fluid catchment assembly for containing fluids that leak from an internal combustion engine, said assembly comprising: an oil pan structured to fit entirely over a factory installed oil pan of an internal combustion engine thereby facilitating said oil pan to capture fluids that leak from the internal combustion engine; a sight glass being fluidly integrated into said oil pan thereby facilitating said sight glass to visually display a fluid level in said oil pan; a plug being insertable into a drain for closing said drain; a pair of attachments, each of said attachments including an engine portion and an oil pan portion, said engine portion of each of said attachments being attached to the internal combustion engine, said oil pan portion of each of said attachments being attached to said oil pan, said oil pan portion of each of said attachments releasably engaging said engine portion of a respective one of said attachments for removably retaining said oil pan on the internal combustion engine; wherein: said oil pan has a bottom wall and an outer wall extending upwardly from said bottom wall, said outer wall having a front side, a back side, a first lateral side, a second lateral side and a distal edge defining an opening into said oil pan, said bottom wall having a prominence extending between said first lateral side and said second lateral side of said outer wall, said prominence defining a front portion of said bottom wall and a back portion of said bottom wall, said front portion intersecting said front side of said outer wall, said back portion intersecting said back side of said outer wall, said front side having a height being less than a height of said back side; said oil pan has a cut extending through said outer wall and said bottom wall to define a front half of said oil pan and a back half of said oil pan, said cut extending along each of said first lateral side and said second lateral side of said outer wall, said cut being positioned closer to said back side of said outer wall than said front side of said outer wall; and said oil pan has said drain extending through said bottom wall for draining said oil pan, said drain being positioned on said prominence.