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Publication numberUSD646537 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/380,238
Publication dateOct 11, 2011
Priority dateSep 23, 2005
Also published asCA2662858A1, US7878790, US8241029, US20090013835, US20110061221, US20120291245, USRE45811, WO2007038308A1
Publication number29380238, 380238, US D646537 S1, US D646537S1, US-S1-D646537, USD646537 S1, USD646537S1
InventorsBruns Daniel Kidd
Original AssigneeBruns Daniel Kidd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tool to crimp non-metallic tubing onto fittings
US D646537 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a tool to crimp non-metallic tubing onto fittings, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a front left perspective view of my tool to crimp non-metallic tubing onto fittings showing the design when the tool is open, the front right view being a mirror image;

FIG. 2 is a front right perspective view of the tool of FIG. 1 showing the design when the tool is in operation; and,

FIG. 3 is a slightly different angle of the perspective view shown in FIG. 1 with the jaws of the tool in the closed position.

Evenly-spaced broken lines showing the back hinge end of the tool, pliers, and plumbing components are included for the purpose of illustrating the unclaimed environmental structure of the tool to crimp non-metallic tubing onto fittings and form no part of the claimed design. The unevenly-spaced broken lines which define the bounds of the claimed design form no part thereof.

Both the top and the bottom are devoid of surface ornamentation. Characteristic features of the invention include a pleasant tapering of the jaws opposite the hinged end of the tool.

Non-Patent Citations
1ASTM F1007-10c1 Standard Specification for Metal Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring, Abstract, 2 pp. 1996-2011.
2PCT International Preliminary Report on Patentability for PCT/US2006/037048, international application based on the parent application of the subject application, 4 pp., 2008.
3Sleeve Lock Universal Tool for Watertight Pipe Connection,, 1 pp.2005.
4Tyco Application Specification 114-2157 Pre-Insulated Diamond Grip (PIDG) Terminals, Splices, and End Caps, Aug. 1, 2006, 14 pp.
5Yankee Engineering, PEX Pocket Crimper webpage, 2 pp. Original website May 2006. Current form of the website Feb. 2007.
U.S. ClassificationD08/56
Cooperative ClassificationB21D39/046, B21D39/048, B25B27/10, Y10T29/53896, Y10T29/53996
European ClassificationB25B27/10, B21D39/04D, B21D39/04E