US Patent No. 10,364,728

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING AN EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,364,728
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title System And Method For Assembling An Exhaust Aftertreatment Assembly
Inventorship Kurtis E. Chenoweth, Ipava, IL (US)
Assignee Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,364,728

1. A system for assembling an exhaust after-treatment assembly having a plurality of exhaust after-treatment blocks, each of the plurality of exhaust after-treatment blocks disposed adjacent to at least one other exhaust after-treatment block, and including one or more catalyst substrates, each of the catalyst substrates including a first face, a second face, and a plurality of side faces, the system comprising:at least one flange member configured to surround the one or more catalyst substrates in each of the plurality of exhaust after-treatment blocks, about the side faces; and
a locking arrangement comprising:
one or more clips on the at least one flange member and disposed in a plane parallel to at least one of the first face and the second face; and
a bracket member configured to engage with the one or more clips in the at least one flange member of each exhaust after-treatment block of the adjacent exhaust after-treatment blocks,
wherein the bracket member comprises a gasket attached to a back surface of the bracket member such that the gasket provides a seal joint when the bracket member is engaged with the one or more clips of the at least one flange member of each of the adjacent exhaust after-treatment blocks.