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1. (WO2005103457) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VENTING EXHAUST GAS FROM AN ENGINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/103457    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/007565
Publication Date: Nov 3, 2005 International Filing Date: Mar 8, 2005
IPC: F01N 1/02
F01N 1/14
F01N 3/02
F01N 1/08
Applicants: MTD PRODUCTS INC
ASSAD, Abdul, S.
Inventors: ASSAD, Abdul, S.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VENTING EXHAUST GAS FROM AN ENGINE
Abstract:
A muffler (10) for coupling to an exhaust port of an internal combustion engine. The muffler (10) includes a housing (12) having an exhaust inlet (20) configured to receive exhaust gas from the engine, at least one internal expansion chamber (30) and an outlet opening (48). The muffler (10) further includes a diffuser cover (22) attached to the housing (12) over the exhaust opening (48) of the housing (12) forming an exhaust outlet of the muffler. The diffuser cover (22) forms a trap chamber (50), a restricted throat (60) and an ejector portion (52). The ejector portion (52) is configured to draw in ambient air through an air inlet (54) to cool the exhaust gas as it passes through the exhaust outlet (48). The restricted throat (60) is positioned downstream from said trap chamber (50) and has a smaller cross-sectional area than the trap chamber (50) so as to increase the velocity of the exhaust gas as the exhaust gas passes through the restricted throat (60) and into the ejector portion (52) so as to aid in drawing in ambient air.