Hanger with swivel arm

  • US 6,405,826 B1
  • Filed: 11/16/2000
  • Issued: 06/18/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hanger for securing an exhaust pipe to the undercarriage of an automobile, the automobile undercarriage having a frame member, said hanger comprising:

  • an arm having a proximal end and a distal end;

    a bushing defining an orifice, said orifice being adapted for receiving said proximal end of said arm, said proximal end of said arm being loosely retained by said bushing such that said arm is rotatable therein; and

    a retaining member engaging an exterior surface of said bushing, said retaining member being formed, at least partially, of a strip of material, at least a portion of said strip of material being shaped to conform to at least a portion of said exterior surface of said bushing, said strip of material terminating in a flanged portion, said flanged portion extending outwardly from said bushing, said retaining member being configured to mount to the frame member of the automobile such that said bushing is fixedly retained thereby, said arm being securable to a portion of the exhaust system such that the exhaust pipe is securely retained by the undercarriage of the automobile.

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