Patent Number: 6,361,433

Title: Vent screen and hood assembly

Abstract: An air permeable grate or screen for selectively precluding passage of items, such as birds and rodents, through a duct is disclosed. The screen has a pivot mount on one end for pivotally mounting the screen to the exit of a hood opening to allow easy access into the hood for cleaning the hood and screen as desired. A retaining device for retaining the screen in a closed position is provided on the hood. The screen may be provided with aerodynamically designed bars for preventing lint build up. The invention further includes a method for using the vent screen within the hood.

Inventors: Gray; William R. (Raleigh, NC)


International Classification: F24F 13/08 (20060101); F24F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 03/26/2019