(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
Ido et al.
(54) CATALYST CARRIER AND EXHAUST-GAS TREATING DEVICE
(75) Inventors: Takahiko Ido, Ibi-Gun (JP);
Kazushige Ohno, Ibi-Gun (JP)
DITTHAVONG MORI & STEINER, P.C.
918 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314 (US)
(73) Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki (JP)
(21) Appl.No.: 11/941,005
(22) Filed: Nov. 15, 2007
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Mar. 30, 2007 (JP) PCT/JP2007/057253
(51) Int. CI.
B32B 3/12 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 422/177; 428/116
A catalyst carrier including a honeycomb structure having two end faces and a peripheral portion connecting the end faces to each other and in which cells extending between the end faces are separated by cell walls. The catalyst carrier further includes a coated layer that is disposed on the peripheral portion throughout a full length of the honeycomb structure. A reinforcing member is disposed on the peripheral portion of the honeycomb structure, where the reinforcing member has two reinforcing rings. The reinforcing rings are disposed to surround the periphery of each of the end faces of the honeycomb structure respectively.