Title:
Carrier housing
United States Patent D747670


Inventors:
Chung, Chih-hung (Detroit, MI, US)
Zuo, Dajun (Detroit, MI, US)
Lenczewski, Adrian M. (Detroit, MI, US)
Chisholm, Robert (Detroit, MI, US)
Demos, Brian (Detroit, MI, US)
Application Number:
29/496287
Publication Date:
01/19/2016
Filing Date:
07/11/2014
Assignee:
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (Detroit, MI, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1216
Field of Search:
D12/160, 280/47.15, 280/124.156, 280/157, 280/165, 180/348-349, 180/378, 180/905
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US Patent References:
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Other References:
SAE Technical Paper Series 2003-01-3427 entitled “Design Optimization Method for CAD Structural Components”, dated Nov. 10, 2003.
Primary Examiner:
Pratt, Michael A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The ornamental design for a carrier housing, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a rear perspective view of a first carrier housing constructed in accordance with the teachings of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2 is a rear side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a front side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a left side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of the carrier housing of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the carrier housing of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a section view taken along the line 8-8 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 9 is a section view taken along the line 9-9 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 10 is a section view taken along the line 10-10 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 11 is a section view taken along the line 11-11 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 12 is a section view taken along the line 12-12 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 13 is a section view taken along the line 13-13 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 14 is a section view taken along the line 14-14 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 15 is a rear perspective view of a second carrier housing constructed in accordance with the teachings of the present disclosure;

FIG. 16 is a rear side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 15;

FIG. 17 is a right side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 15;

FIG. 18 is a front side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 15;

FIG. 19 is a left side elevation view of the carrier housing of FIG. 15;

FIG. 20 is a top plan view of the carrier housing of FIG. 15;

FIG. 21 is a bottom plan view of the carrier housing of FIG. 15;

FIG. 22 is a section view taken along the line 8-8 of FIG. 16;

FIG. 23 is a section view taken along the line 9-9 of FIG. 16;

FIG. 24 is a section view taken along the line 10-10 of FIG. 17;

FIG. 25 is a section view taken along the line 11-11 of FIG. 16;

FIG. 26 is a section view taken along the line 12-12 of FIG. 17;

FIG. 27 is a section view taken along the line 13-13 of FIG. 17; and,

FIG. 28 is a section view taken along the line 14-14 of FIG. 17.

Portions of the carrier housings that are shown in broken line form no part of the claimed design. Additionally, Applicant reserves the right to disclaim any portion or portions of the carrier housings that is/are shown in solid line and to claim any portion or portions of the carrier housings that is/are shown in broken line.