Dryer vent elbow and method of assembly

  • US 6,161,310 A
  • Filed: 03/10/1999
  • Issued: 12/19/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A dryer vent elbow for connecting a dryer exhaust vent to an exhaust duct having a predetermined diameter to control the flow path of dryer exhaust air exhausted by a clothes dryer, the dryer vent elbow comprising:

  • an inlet adapted to connect to the dryer exhaust vent;

    an outlet adapted to connect to the exhaust duct; and

    a body having an inlet opening connected to the inlet and an outlet opening connected to the outlet, the body comprising;

    a front having a lower portion comprising the inlet opening and an upper portion having an upper edge that partially defines the outlet opening; and

    a back connected to the front and having a lower portion with a back wall partially defining a rectangular cross section and an upper portion with a partial circular cross section, the upper portion having an upper edge that partially defines the outlet opening, wherein the body has a generally rectangular cross section defined by the front and back lower portions that transitions to a generally circular cross section defined by the front and back upper edges to form the outlet opening.

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