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1. (WO1998049446) BLOWER APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/049446    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/007148
Publication Date: Fri Nov 06 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 09 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A47C 27/08
F04B 39/00
F04B 39/12
Applicants: HILL-ROM, INC.
Inventors: SOLTANI, Sohrab
PEREZ, Timothy, W.
ROMANO, James, J.
An apparatus (70) is provided for mounting a blower motor (80) into a blower housing (36) having an interior region (96) for receiving the blower motor (80). The apparatus (70) includes a top shell (72) configured to surround a top portion of the blower motor (80), and a bottom shell (74) configured to surround a bottom portion of the blower motor (80). The top and bottom shells (72, 74) are configured to hold the blower motor (80) in the interior region (96) of the housing (36) without a rigid connection between the blower motor (80) and the blower housing (36).