Dual cartridge filter stabilizer

  • US 9,446,336 B2
  • Filed: 01/28/2014
  • Issued: 09/20/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A filter housing stabilizing system comprising:

  • at least two filter cartridge housing assemblies, each filter cartridge housing assembly having a top end with at least one fluid port, a bottom end, and a lower housing portion;

    a top cover connector plate attaching said at least two filter cartridge housing assemblies at said top end;

    a bottom cover connector plate having an outer circumferential edge, and covering each axial end of said lower housing portions;

    a housing guide attaching each filter cartridge housing assembly, said housing guide attached to or integral with said bottom cover connector plate, and circumferentially encompassing an arcuate section of each of said filter cartridge housing assemblies, wherein said outer circumferential edge of the bottom cover connector plate extends beyond said housing guide; and

    a stabilizer in mechanical contact with said at least two filter cartridge housing assemblies, said stabilizer presenting sidewalls for attachment with each of said at least two filter cartridge housing assemblies, and presenting opposing free sides without locking members, said opposing free sides having a distance therebetween, such that the distance between said opposing free sides is no greater than either diameter of said at least two filter cartridge housing assemblies.

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