Patent Number: 6,332,273

Title: Method for making a catalytic converter assembly

Abstract: A method 30 for making a relatively low profile catalytic converter assembly 10 which is selectively deployed upon a vehicle 14. The catalytic converter assembly 10 is formed from a generally hollow tube or member 34 which is selectively expanded within a die 31. The expanded member 34 receives a pair of catalytic substrate members 54, 56, thereby forming a low profile catalytic converter assembly 10.

Inventors: Huang; Hsin-Hong (West Bloomfield, MI), Pickett; Kenneth Mark (Monroe, MI), Meyers; Gary (Farmington, MI)

Assignee: Visteon Global Tech., Inc.

International Classification: F01N 3/28 (20060101); F01N 7/00 (20060101); F01N 7/02 (20060101); F01N 7/18 (20060101); B23P 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018