Patent Number: 6,168,167

Title: Metal laminate gasket with common plate support area

Abstract: A metal laminate gasket of the invention is used for an internal combustion engine. The gasket is basically formed of a first and second metal plates laminated together. Each of the first and second metal plates includes a hole corresponding to a hole of the engine, an inner plain portion around the hole, an inclined portion around the inner plain portion, and an outer plain portion around the inclined portion The inclined portions of the first and second plates are oriented in the same direction. The inner plain portion of the second plate has a length to contact a part of the outer plain portion of the first plate to form a support area. Thus, it is possible to securely seal around the hole of the engine by the inclined portions of the first and second plates.

Inventors: Aoki; Katsuji (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Ishikawa Gasket Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F16J 15/08 (20060101); F16J 015/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018