Blower housing with maximized interior spacing

  • US RE40,818 E1
  • Filed: 04/28/2005
  • Issued: 07/07/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A blower for a climate control device having a surface with a plurality of mounting holes arranged in a pattern on the surface for mounting the blower to the surface of the device, the blower comprising:

  • a blower housing top piece having a peripheral edge that extends around the top piece, a plurality of lugs that project outwardly from the peripheral edge with each lug having a lug hole;

    a blower housing annular wall having a volute shape with a discharge pipe projecting from the annular wall, the annular wall extending around the peripheral edge of the top piece and being dimensioned to be positioned on the device surface inside the pattern of the plurality of mounting holes with the lug holes of the top piece aligned with the plurality of mounting holes; and

    , a blower housing bottom piece having a peripheral edge that extends around the bottom piece, a plurality of mounting flanges that project outwardly from the bottom piece peripheral edge with each mounting flange having a flange hole, the bottom piece being positioned on an opposite side of the annular wall from the top piece and being dimensioned to be positioned on the device surface with the flange holes aligned with the plurality of mounting holes.

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