US Patent No. 9,593,620

MUFFLER HANGER


Patent No. 9,593,620
Issue Date March 14, 2017
Title Muffler Hanger
Inventorship Takashi Makino, Kasugai (JP)
Fumihiro Ohsawa, Wako (JP)
Assignee SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED, Komaki-shi, Aichi (JP) HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD...

Claim of US Patent No. 9,593,620

1. A muffler hanger for suspending a muffler on a vehicle body, comprising:
a rigid displacement suppress member integrally provided with upper and lower support parts that extend in parallel while
being separated vertically, and a junction part that joins the upper and lower support parts to each other at their lengthwise
middle parts, the displacement suppress member being configured to attach to one of the vehicle body and the muffler; and

mounting rubbers that connect the upper and lower support parts to each other at lengthwise both sides of the displacement
suppress member, each of the mounting rubbers including a pair of arch shaped parts projecting in a direction of mutual separation,
and each of the arch shaped parts having a mounting hole piercing therethrough, wherein

the mounting rubbers provided to the lengthwise both sides of the displacement suppress member are configured to attach to
another of the vehicle body and the muffler by inserting mounting parts each provided to the other of the vehicle body and
the muffler into the corresponding mounting hole, and

with the mounting parts inserted in the arch shaped parts of the respective mounting rubbers such that the mounting parts
are arranged between the upper and lower support parts at both sides of the junction part, a displacement regulator that limits
a relative displacement volume of the muffler in relation to the vehicle body is constituted by abutment of the mounting parts
against the displacement suppress member.