Intake device for use with internal combustion engines

  • US 6,073,609 A
  • Filed: 07/13/1998
  • Issued: 06/13/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device for use in an intake path of an internal combustion engine, the device comprising a body portion having an upper surface and a lower surface, the body portion further including at least one passage surface defining at least one passage about an axis from the upper surface to the lower surface, wherein the passage surface further defines a plurality of channels about the axis of the passage, wherein each channel extends from a channel opening in the upper surface to a channel opening in the lower surface, wherein at least a portion of each channel is at an angle relative to the axis of the passage, wherein the passage surface defining the passage is a continuous surface from the upper surface of the body portion to the lower surface of the body portion, and further wherein the continuous surface extends from a first opening of the passage at the upper surface of the body portion inward towards the axis of the passage and then further extends away from the axis of the passage towards a second opening of the passage at the lower surface of the body portion.

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