Resources Contact Us Home
Monolith supporting structure for use in catalytic converter

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #6685888.

For resiliently and safely supporting a monolith in a housing, a supporting structure is proposed. An annular seat structure is defined in the housing. An annular resilient washer is made of wire mesh and is put on the annular seat structure for supporting thereon a circular peripheral edge of the monolith. A biasing structure biases the monolith toward the annular resilient washer to compress the washer. The washer has a generally rectangular cross section and has a chamfered surface around a circular outer surface thereof. The chamfered surface is positioned radially outside the circular peripheral edge of the monolith. With this, even when compressed by the monolith, the washer is prevented from producing a biasing force for pulling the circular peripheral edge of the monolith radially outward, and thus, damage of the edge is suppressed.

  Recently Added Patents
Solar power system with communication network utilizing magnetic fields
Methods and systems for delivering customized advertisements
System and method for providing location and access network information support in a network environment
Method and system for modifying satellite radio program subscriptions in a mobile vehicle
Landscape post for solar and other light fixtures
Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus for use with radiotherapy
Base station device and wireless communication method
  Randomly Featured Patents
Film bonding method, film bonding apparatus, and semiconductor device manufacturing method
Method of producing personalized badges and the like
Ribbon cable plug-in connector
Vacuum cleaner
Encasement enclosed portable attachable/detachable entertainment unit: "the box"
Method and apparatus for data storage using thermal proximity imaging
Safety attachment for automobile visors
Seat belt retractor
Apparatus for retrieving lodged fishing lures
Universal squib connector for a gas generator