Patent Number: 6,293,098

Title: Method and apparatus for joining pressurized exhaust manifold sections

Abstract: A joint assembly for a pressurized, multi-sectional exhaust manifoldcomprising a joint member, tubular in cross section having a first end anda second end and a throughbore extending therethrough, the outercircumference of the joint member being less than the inner circumferenceof adjoining exhaust manifold sections, there being formed on the jointmember proximate the first end and the second end a plurality ofcircumferential grooves for receipt of a plurality of sealing rings, thejoint member and sealing rings being frictionally secured within adjacentends of exhaust manifold sections.

Inventors: Coates; George J. (Wall Township, NJ)


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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013