Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUSD652511 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/385,363
Publication dateJan 17, 2012
Filing dateFeb 11, 2011
Priority dateFeb 11, 2011
Publication number29385363, 385363, US D652511 S1, US D652511S1, US-S1-D652511, USD652511 S1, USD652511S1
InventorsFrancis J. Lombardi, III, Ravikumar Narayanan, Raymond L. Townsend
Original AssigneeValue Plastics, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Female body of connector for fluid tubing
US D652511 S1
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
  1. We claim the ornamental design for a female body of a connector for fluid tubing, as shown and described.

This application is related to U.S. design patent application Ser. No. 29/385,357 filed Feb. 11, 2011 entitled “Connector for fluid tubing” and U.S. design patent application Ser. No. 29/385,360 filed Feb. 11, 2011 entitled “Male body of connector for fluid tubing.”

FIG. 1 is a top-left isometric view of a female body of a connector for fluid tubing.

FIG. 2 is a left side elevation view of the female body of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a right side elevation view of the female body of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a front elevation view of the female body of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a rear elevation view of the female body of FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of the female body of FIG. 1.

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the female body of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 8 is a cross-section view of the female body of FIG. 1 viewed along line 8-8 in FIG. 6.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US163261Mar 26, 1875May 11, 1875 Improvement in hose-couplings
US185896Dec 6, 1876Jan 2, 1877 Improvement in hose-couplings
US187982Jan 2, 1877Mar 6, 1877 Improvement in couplings for pipes
US200944Feb 7, 1878Mar 5, 1878 Improvement in valve-couplings for vacuum-pipes
US235580Dec 14, 1880 Hose-coupling
US327509Oct 6, 1885 Bushing and bung
US465868Aug 28, 1890Dec 29, 1891 Pipe coupling
US584008Jul 5, 1895Jun 8, 1897 Charles f
US725421Sep 29, 1902Apr 14, 1903James W CraigAir-brake hose-coupling and valve mechanism.
US727982Feb 19, 1903May 12, 1903John G LudwigFluid-pressure coupling for air-brake pipes.
US874957Oct 4, 1906Dec 31, 1907George GodleyJewelry-clasp.
US884461Apr 10, 1907Apr 14, 1908Charles F BrowneHose-coupling.
US909131Jan 12, 1909John J AnticHose-coupling.
US951889Oct 12, 1909Mar 15, 1910William H TeuerPipe-coupling.
US1029819Oct 23, 1911Jun 18, 1912John NylanderHose-coupling.
US1033187Feb 21, 1912Jul 23, 1912Sherman E MetzgerCoupling.
US1039354Mar 29, 1910Sep 24, 1912Pasquale BonadioHose-coupling.
US1077417Sep 30, 1912Nov 4, 1913John T MccrackenPipe-coupling.
US1078112Jun 21, 1912Nov 11, 1913Samuel StormHose-coupling.
US1115945Dec 15, 1913Nov 3, 1914Charles A KunzValved coupling.
US1193446Aug 1, 1916 Hose-coupling
US1239345Aug 25, 1916Sep 4, 1917David BrownFluid-coupling.
US1255847Apr 25, 1917Feb 5, 1918Louis ArkinFastener.
US1259684Oct 17, 1916Mar 19, 1918Harold Bertram VintenDrainage-pipe.
US1489310Jan 27, 1921Apr 8, 1924Coe Critchlow EdwardCoupling for lubricating systems
US1526218May 12, 1924Feb 10, 1925Edward JohnsonPipe coupling
US1578504Jan 7, 1921Mar 30, 1926Dill Mfg CoCoupling
US1587079Aug 15, 1923Jun 1, 1926Shuichi KatakuraHose coupling
US1767073Sep 17, 1927Jun 24, 1930Carl F IngoldCatheter
US1863360Jun 13, 1930Jun 14, 1932Weatherhead Jr Albert JPipe and tube coupling
US1950947Dec 17, 1931Mar 13, 1934American Steel & Wire CoPipe fitting member
US2023428Jul 6, 1934Dec 10, 1935Liebhardt Frederick CCoupling
US2056524Aug 16, 1934Oct 6, 1936Johnson Paul ACombination bushing for beer barrels
US2066473May 8, 1936Jan 5, 1937Viber Company LtdConduit for flexible shafts
US2097628Aug 2, 1935Nov 2, 1937Charles Liebhardt FrederickCoupling
US2099335Aug 28, 1935Nov 16, 1937Hansen Fred EHose coupling
US2108714Sep 22, 1936Feb 15, 1938Peter HirschPipe coupling
US2116705Jan 18, 1936May 10, 1938Franz MarxPipe joint
US2139745Apr 7, 1937Dec 13, 1938Goodall Howard WHose coupling
US2147355Jun 29, 1938Feb 14, 1939Scholtes Albert JPermanent hose coupling
US2159116Mar 25, 1937May 23, 1939Hoover CoSuction cleaner coupling
US2211147May 1, 1939Aug 13, 1940Flex O Tube CompanyFlexible hose connection
US2257321Apr 14, 1939Sep 30, 1941Arnold Mathew HCoupling
US2263293Jul 3, 1940Nov 18, 1941Romort Mfg CompanyQuick action coupling
US2264815Nov 5, 1940Dec 2, 1941Thomson AlecanderHose coupling
US2340119Jan 5, 1942Jan 25, 1944Thompson Prod IncQuick disconnect coupling
US2346445Jul 25, 1942Apr 11, 1944Pressed Steel Tank CompanyContainer
US2352728Jul 25, 1942Jul 4, 1944Pressed Steel Tank CompanyContainer
US2429782Apr 28, 1944Oct 28, 1947Berger Brothers CoDetachable connection
US2432946Apr 11, 1946Dec 16, 1947Teco SaApparatus for the use of medicinal aerosols
US2470800Apr 20, 1945May 24, 1949Electrol IncConnecting device
US2479499Dec 8, 1945Aug 16, 1949Tecalemit LtdCoupling for rubber fabric, and like hoses
US2500720Mar 4, 1948Mar 14, 1950Heem V D NvPipe connection
US2507536Mar 14, 1947May 16, 1950Seamless Rubber CoBath spray or like connector
US2516583Aug 29, 1947Jul 25, 1950Maurice Moore ClydeHose coupling device
US2535740Nov 17, 1947Dec 26, 1950Knopp Air Coupling CoAutomatic safety air valve coupling
US2577009Nov 12, 1946Dec 4, 1951Virgil L FrantzSander nozzle assembly
US2626974Sep 16, 1949Jan 27, 1953Pyle National CoExplosion proof plug and socket
US2630131Mar 11, 1949Mar 3, 1953Thompson Prod IncValved drum cap and spigot assembly
US2661018Apr 18, 1950Dec 1, 1953Thompson Prod IncDrum valve assembly
US2701147Feb 26, 1949Feb 1, 1955Aeromat Products Company IncQuick-release conduit connection
US2722399Aug 5, 1950Nov 1, 1955Hans OetikerCombined coupling and valve for compressed air conduits
US2753195Jul 14, 1953Jul 3, 1956Palmer William DSelf-sealing coupling
US2774616May 7, 1953Dec 18, 1956Dodd Roy FQuick release coupling having detachable screw thimble-gland
US2790571May 18, 1953Apr 30, 1957Flaith George DonaldClosure and tapping construction
US2864628Jul 2, 1956Dec 16, 1958Essex Mfg Co IncQuick disconnect coupling
US2915325Apr 30, 1954Dec 1, 1959Lone Star Gas CoSeparable couplings
US2926934Aug 27, 1956Mar 1, 1960Weatherhead CoCoupling
US2931668Apr 30, 1956Apr 5, 1960Bastian Blessing CoCoupling
US2937892Dec 3, 1956May 24, 1960Prescott Jr Robert ETube coupling
US2948553Jul 13, 1956Aug 9, 1960Weatherhead CoQuick disconnect valved coupling
US2967067Jul 9, 1956Jan 3, 1961Interowa Furer Haimendorf KommJoint for pipes and tubes
US2991090Feb 10, 1958Jul 4, 1961On Mark Couplings IncValved coupling
US3017203Jul 19, 1957Jan 16, 1962W D Allen Mfg CoConnectors for plastic hose
US3037497Dec 8, 1959Jun 5, 1962Harter Roberson IdaPortable artificial respirator
US3046028Dec 1, 1959Jul 24, 1962Hamilton Kent Mfg CompanyGasket and use thereof
US3048415Dec 5, 1960Aug 7, 1962Press Seal Gasket CorpPipe joint assembly
US3073342Oct 5, 1959Jan 15, 1963Seaton Wilson Mfg CompanyAirless coupling
US3078068Jul 18, 1960Feb 19, 1963Romney Russell HValved mechanism
US3124157Dec 31, 1962Mar 10, 1964 Conjointly operated coupling and vent valve
US3129020Apr 10, 1961Apr 14, 1964Gen Motors CorpTray drainhose nipple
US3171196May 23, 1961Mar 2, 1965Fagard A J & CieMethod of producing a clip action bearing portion on a male element for assembly of said male element with a female tubular element
US3191628Jan 18, 1963Jun 29, 1965Creal E KirkwoodMulti-port valve
US3217400Feb 23, 1960Nov 16, 1965Illesy OttoMethod of connecting thermoplastic pipe sections and the like
US3217771Jan 2, 1964Nov 16, 1965Nathan SkirowGlass storage container and carrier
US3227380Feb 4, 1963Jan 4, 1966Pinkston James TQuick connector spigot coupling for spray nozzle and aerator attachments
US3237974Feb 10, 1965Mar 1, 1966Resistoflex CorpHose fitting
US3245703Oct 28, 1963Apr 12, 1966Robert S ManlyQuick detachable pipe coupling
US3276799Jan 29, 1964Oct 4, 1966E & R Lab Service CorpCable quick disconnect
US3279497Jan 21, 1964Oct 18, 1966Weatherhead CoQuick disconnect coupling
US3314696Feb 11, 1964Apr 18, 1967Perfecting Service CompanyQuick connect coupling
US3317214Nov 4, 1964May 2, 1967Leanel CorpPipe joint assembly
US3352576Aug 24, 1965Nov 14, 1967Olin MathiesonTube coupling having split ring locking means
US3382892Mar 8, 1965May 14, 1968Weatherhead CoQuick-disconnect coupling
US3403930Nov 29, 1965Oct 1, 1968Const Electr Jupiter Soc DDevice for self-locking and quick-unlocking of two parts, more particularly of electrical connectors
US3432176Mar 31, 1967Mar 11, 1969Interpace CorpPipe joint
US3448760Jun 8, 1966Jun 10, 1969Stile Craft Mfg IncCoupler assembly
US3450424Dec 24, 1964Jun 17, 1969Wiggins Inc E BSelf-locking coupling
US3512808Aug 4, 1967May 19, 1970Gra Tec IncFluid coupling assembly
US3523701Nov 24, 1967Aug 11, 1970Gra Tec IncCoupling unit
US3538940Sep 15, 1967Nov 10, 1970Gra Tec IncFitting assembly
US3542338Jul 29, 1968Nov 24, 1970Scaramucci DomerThrottling valve
US3545490Oct 11, 1967Dec 8, 1970Combustion EngFluid conduit coupling
US3550626May 9, 1968Dec 29, 1970Daniels Robert ADouble disconnect device
US3560027Feb 20, 1967Feb 2, 1971Gra Tec IncCoupling assembly
US3563265Sep 15, 1967Feb 16, 1971Gra Tec IncBall valve assembly
US3574314Jan 3, 1969Apr 13, 1971Quercia Flaminaire SaCoupling for connecting a rechargeable reservoir with a pressurised recharging tank
US3588149Aug 13, 1969Jun 28, 1971Amp IncVacuum or pressure coupling devices
US3596933Nov 5, 1969Aug 3, 1971Mueller CoJoint for plastic pipe
US3599843Apr 14, 1969Aug 17, 1971Republic CorpKeg tapping device
US3600917Apr 8, 1969Aug 24, 1971Scott & Fetzer CoMolded keyholder
US3666297Apr 22, 1971May 30, 1972Us InteriorTube connector fitting
US3690336Sep 8, 1970Sep 12, 1972Ransburg Electro Coating CorpCondition responsive valve
US3712583Jan 25, 1971Jan 23, 1973Ametek IncValved for lines carrying extreme temperature fluids
US3747964Dec 15, 1971Jul 24, 1973Nilsen NQuick coupling and seal
US3750238Dec 28, 1971Aug 7, 1973Arundale Mfg IncPlastic spring lock
US3815887Mar 21, 1972Jun 11, 1974Hercules IncPlastic spring
US3817561Dec 8, 1971Jun 18, 1974Instruments & Movements LtdPipe joint connector
US3829135Jul 3, 1973Aug 13, 1974Forni JBell fitting for reinforced plastic-mortar pipe and the like
US3876234Jan 11, 1973Apr 8, 1975Extracorporeal Med SpecTwist-lock connector
US3889710Jan 11, 1974Jun 17, 1975Julien H BrostCheck valve with elastomeric valve element
US3899200Jan 3, 1974Aug 12, 1975Scovill Manufacturing CoFluid conduits
US3921656Jun 20, 1974Nov 25, 1975Spectrum Ass IncSelf-closing breakaway valve assemblies
US3979934May 14, 1975Sep 14, 1976Penn CorporationSeparable key holder
US3990674Oct 8, 1975Nov 9, 1976General Motors CorporationPlastic spring
US4025049Sep 16, 1975May 24, 1977Armaturenfabrik Hermann VossHose coupling
US4039213Mar 8, 1976Aug 2, 1977Tom WaltersCouplings
US4072330May 26, 1976Feb 7, 1978Eppendorf Geratebau Netheler & Hinz GmbhSlip-on pipette tip member and pipette device therefor
US4099748Nov 12, 1976Jul 11, 1978Samuel Moore And CompanyHose coupling assembly
US4113627May 19, 1977Sep 12, 1978Filtertek, Inc.Process for making hermetically sealed filter units and filters made thereby
US4129145May 26, 1977Dec 12, 1978Wynn James MCheck valve assembly
US4142546Nov 12, 1976Mar 6, 1979Robert Bosch GmbhValve arrangement for a pressurizable vessel
US4181149Apr 7, 1977Jan 1, 1980Otis Engineering CorporationQuick disconnect rotary valve coupling
US4182519Jul 24, 1978Jan 8, 1980Ralph WilsonResilient sealing ring
US4200605Aug 29, 1977Apr 29, 1980Sekisui Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki KaishaProduction of reinforced plastic pipes
US4220360Mar 30, 1979Sep 2, 1980Jacek Edwin SHose coupling
US4253687Jun 11, 1979Mar 3, 1981Whiting Oilfield Rental, Inc.Pipe connection
US4271865May 14, 1979Jun 9, 1981Galloway Robert LDry break coupling valve
US4282175Oct 11, 1979Aug 4, 1981Perfection CorporationStab-type coupling and method
US4287644Jan 28, 1980Sep 8, 1981Le Grand S.A.Coil loop type cable tie
US4294285Dec 14, 1978Oct 13, 1981Joslyn Larry JMulti-port valve
US4296949Aug 6, 1979Oct 27, 1981Abbott LaboratoriesRotatable connecting device for I.V. administration set
US4319774Apr 19, 1979Mar 16, 1982Eaton CorporationHose and coupling assembly
US4330010Feb 25, 1980May 18, 1982Olympia Werke AgApparatus for the leakage-free connection of cavities in tubes and vessels
US4330142Jan 10, 1980May 18, 1982Fayette Tubular ProductsFormed hose couplings
US4331175Sep 15, 1980May 25, 1982Bristol Aerojet LimitedMounting of pressure vessels
US4331177Dec 10, 1979May 25, 1982Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Pipe coupling
US4340200Nov 26, 1979Jul 20, 1982Stegmeier William JSpring clip and molding form utilizing same
US4345786Apr 11, 1979Aug 24, 1982Victor Equipment Co.Torch tubing clamping apparatus
US4346703Sep 15, 1980Aug 31, 1982Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.Solution container for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
US4351351Aug 7, 1980Sep 28, 1982Exxon Research And Engineering Co.Breakaway pipe coupling with automatically closed valves
US4366816Dec 22, 1980Jan 4, 1983Abbott LaboratoriesCombination quick disconnect coupling and fluid cutoff valve
US4393548Aug 4, 1980Jul 19, 1983Thomas & Betts CorporationFolded head cable tie and methods for making and using the same
US4397442Jan 9, 1981Aug 9, 1983Abbott LaboratoriesIn-line sleeve valve
US4407526Jan 5, 1981Oct 4, 1983Perfection CorporationTab-type coupling and method
US4431031Mar 29, 1982Feb 14, 1984Amco CorporationPre-rinse hose
US4431218Feb 5, 1982Feb 14, 1984Dayco CorporationFluid coupling and method of making same
US4434121Oct 1, 1981Feb 28, 1984Audi Nsu Auto Union AktiengesellschaftMethod for production of a helical spring from a fiber-reinforced plastic
US4436125Mar 17, 1982Mar 13, 1984Colder Products CompanyQuick connect coupling
US4437689Apr 3, 1981Mar 20, 1984Titeflex CorporationReusable end fitting
US4439188May 13, 1982Mar 27, 1984Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.Tube connector
US4458719Nov 2, 1981Jul 10, 1984Imperial Clevite Inc.Quick coupler service fitting
US4489914Jun 2, 1981Dec 25, 1984Stevenson Robert CValve assembly
US4489961Apr 18, 1983Dec 25, 1984The Singer CompanyTerminal for flexible tube
US4500118Dec 30, 1982Feb 19, 1985Colder Products CompanyFitting apparatus for soft tubing
US4527745May 23, 1983Jul 9, 1985Spraying Systems Co.Quick disconnect fluid transfer system
US4541457Feb 24, 1984Sep 17, 1985Colder Products CompanyTwo-way uncoupling valve assembly
US4541657Sep 30, 1982Sep 17, 1985Sabco Ltd.Quick release hose coupling
US4553587Aug 15, 1983Nov 19, 1985Traylor Paul LBackflush coupling and method for internal combustion engine cooling system
US4580816Mar 15, 1985Apr 8, 1986E. R. Squibb & Sons, Inc.Quick disconnect tube coupling
US4603888Sep 18, 1985Aug 5, 1986Dixon Valve & Coupling CompanyEnd fitting
US4603890Dec 6, 1984Aug 5, 1986Robert HuppeeBarbed tubing connector
US4613112Jul 19, 1985Sep 23, 1986Essex Industries, Inc.Quick-disconnect fitting for gas line connection
US4616859Jan 16, 1985Oct 14, 1986Poutrait-MorinQuick-coupling connector
US4626001Apr 16, 1984Dec 2, 1986The Deutsch Company Metal Components DivisionFluid fitting with high temperature capabilities
US4632436Sep 4, 1985Dec 30, 1986Nifco Inc.Device for connecting tubes or the like
US4635972May 13, 1985Jan 13, 1987R. W. Lyall & Company, Inc.Plastic pipe coupling apparatus and method of using same
US4645245Oct 7, 1985Feb 24, 1987General Motors CorporationQuick connect tube coupling
US4658326Jul 23, 1981Apr 14, 1987Clemco IndustriesHose coupling
US4659116Apr 29, 1985Apr 21, 1987Dowell Schlumberger IncorporatedPipe union for cryogenic fluids
US4694544Aug 22, 1986Sep 22, 1987Jon ChapmanReleasable connector
US4699298Dec 30, 1985Oct 13, 1987Fsi CorporationBung connection
US4700926Apr 30, 1986Oct 20, 1987Hansen Albert FPipe coupling
US4703957Jan 13, 1986Nov 3, 1987Colder Products CompanyMiniature tube fitting having a barbed stem portion surrounded by a protective shroud and method for making same
US4706847May 5, 1986Nov 17, 1987Senmar CorporationDispenser for wine
US4712280Apr 22, 1986Dec 15, 1987Gerhard FildanStrap fastener
US4733890Aug 13, 1986Mar 29, 1988Stratoflex, Inc.Formed fluid coupling apparatus
US4738401Feb 24, 1987Apr 19, 1988Spraying Systems Co.Quick disconnect nozzle assembly with twist-on spray tip
US4753268Aug 12, 1987Jun 28, 1988S.A. Des Establissements StaubliDouble coupling for removably joining twin pipes
US4768558Apr 6, 1987Sep 6, 1988Sundstrand CorporationMulti-port valve assembly
US4776067Feb 17, 1987Oct 11, 1988Sorensen Jens OleCable tie
US4790567Dec 22, 1987Dec 13, 1988Kawasumi Laboratories, Inc.Connector for plasmapheresis bag
US4790569Jan 12, 1987Dec 13, 1988The Gates Rubber CompanyReverse taper ring lock coupler and method
US4792115Mar 16, 1988Dec 20, 1988Tuthill CorporationCoupling with fusible actuator member
US4793637Sep 14, 1987Dec 27, 1988Aeroquip CorporationTube connector with indicator and release
US4824148Oct 27, 1987Apr 25, 1989HutchinsonDevice for sealingly fixing a tube or pipe to an end coupling
US4827921Jan 28, 1988May 9, 1989Erich RugheimerConnecting system for gas lines for respirator or anesthesia apparatus having pluggable connecting elements
US4832237Feb 24, 1987May 23, 1989The Mogul CorporationAdapter assembly for storage containers
US4834423Mar 28, 1988May 30, 1989Schmelzer CorporationQuick connect fluid fitting assembly
US4844512May 27, 1988Jul 4, 1989Ems-Inventa AgFreely rotatable snap-fit connector for pipes
US4863201Apr 13, 1989Sep 5, 1989Hall Surgical Division Of Zimmer, Inc.Coupling assembly
US4863202Sep 16, 1987Sep 5, 1989Oldford William GFluid connector assembly
US4896402Dec 2, 1988Jan 30, 1990Band-It-Idex, Inc.Cable tie
US4900065Oct 31, 1988Feb 13, 1990Dlh Industries, Inc.Quick-connect fluid coupling
US4903995Sep 30, 1988Feb 27, 1990Colder Products CompanySelf-tightening soft tubing fitting and method of use
US4923228Dec 12, 1988May 8, 1990Aeroquip CorporationIntegral quick-connect tube connector
US4928999Apr 30, 1984May 29, 1990Hydril CompanyElastomeric guard seal for tubular connections
US4934655Mar 13, 1989Jun 19, 1990Colder Products CompanyShutoff valve assembly
US4935992Apr 10, 1989Jun 26, 1990Micro Plastics, Inc.Leak reduction hose clamp
US4946204Mar 3, 1989Aug 7, 1990Fred Knapp Engraving Co., Inc.Snap swivel coupling for fluid flow applications
US4949745Dec 27, 1988Aug 21, 1990Air-Lock, IncorporatedClean air connector
US4966398Feb 14, 1989Oct 30, 1990Buell Industries, Inc.Fluid conduit coupling
US4969879Jul 26, 1988Nov 13, 1990Gish Biomedical, Inc.Body fluid interconnect
US4982736Feb 8, 1989Jan 8, 1991Hollister IncorporatedHermaphroditic coupling for anatomical thermal system
US4991880Aug 28, 1989Feb 12, 1991Handy And Harman Automotive Group, Inc.Quick connect coupling with twist release
US5009252May 3, 1990Apr 23, 1991The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The ArmyAir distribution connector valve
US5015014Jun 19, 1989May 14, 1991Aardvark Corporation, Inc.Plastic pipe section
US5029908Aug 11, 1989Jul 9, 1991Legris SaClip for instant connection device for a fluid conduit and devices having such a clip
US5033777Jul 26, 1990Jul 23, 1991Colder Products CompanyMale insert member having integrally molded part line free seal
US5052725May 2, 1990Oct 1, 1991Colder Products CompanyTwo piece molded female coupling
US5074601Oct 2, 1990Dec 24, 1991Rasmussen GmbhQuick-release connector for flexible hoses and the like
US5076615Sep 25, 1989Dec 31, 1991Sampson Richard KApparatus for connecting an elastic hose to a system with an anti-hose rotation shaped hollow body
US5078429Jun 8, 1989Jan 7, 1992HutchinsonRapid connection fluid coupling having shutter and tool used therefor
US5085472Dec 15, 1989Feb 4, 1992John Guest Engineering LimitedTube coupling sleeves
US5090448Feb 4, 1991Feb 25, 1992S.A. Des Etablissements Staubli (France)Connection for pipes of the type incorporating rotating valves
US5090747Nov 2, 1990Feb 25, 1992Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Coupling socket
US5094482Feb 14, 1990Mar 10, 1992John PettyCorrugated plastic pipe connector
US5104158May 31, 1991Apr 14, 1992Colder Products CompanyTwo piece molded female coupling
US5106127Dec 21, 1990Apr 21, 1992HutchinsonRapid connection fluid coupling
US5110163Mar 22, 1990May 5, 1992Lokring CorporationPipe fitting with improved coupling body
US5112084Feb 5, 1990May 12, 1992Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd.Connector for small-diameter piping
US5114250Mar 18, 1991May 19, 1992Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.Joint for coupling small-diameter pipes
US5123677May 31, 1990Jun 23, 1992Swagelok-Quick Connect Co.All plastic quick-connect coupling
US5143381May 1, 1991Sep 1, 1992Pipe Gasket & Supply Co., Inc.Pipe joint seal
US5160177Jan 4, 1991Nov 3, 1992Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha LimitedConnector for connecting slender piping members with cantilever mechanism
US5160474Dec 21, 1990Nov 3, 1992Cadillac Rubber & Plastics, Inc.Overmolded gasket, heat exchanger tank incorporating the same and method for making the same
US5165733Dec 24, 1991Nov 24, 1992Sampson Richard KApparatus for connecting an elastic hose to a system
US5169161Sep 19, 1991Dec 8, 1992Hail Mary Rubber Co., Inc.Symmetrical gasket for pipe joints
US5176406Nov 20, 1991Jan 5, 1993Straghan Robert GCoupling
US5181752Jun 26, 1990Jan 26, 1993Lokring CorporationPipe fitting with swage ring locking mechanism
US5190224Feb 11, 1992Mar 2, 1993Spraying Systems Co.Quick disconnect nozzle assembly
US5222279Jul 27, 1992Jun 29, 1993Illinois Tool Works Inc.Buckle having increased holding power when under load
US5228724Jul 26, 1991Jul 20, 1993HutchinsonDevice for the rapid assembly of a hose connection with an automotive vehicle heat exchanger
US5232020Jul 1, 1992Aug 3, 1993Breg, Inc.Shutoff valve having a unitary valve body
US5251025Aug 2, 1989Oct 5, 1993Fuji Optical Systems, Inc.Electronic video dental camera
US5273053Nov 2, 1992Dec 28, 1993Medtronic, Inc.Suture sleeve with lead locking device
US5297826Nov 6, 1992Mar 29, 1994Pont-A-Mousson S.A.Locking joint for pipe systems
US5316041Oct 27, 1992May 31, 1994Colder Product CompanyQuick connection coupling valve assembly
US5318332Sep 1, 1992Jun 7, 1994Rasmussen GmbhHose coupling
US5330235Jun 16, 1992Jul 19, 1994Swagelok Quick-Connect Co.All plastic quick-connect coupling
US5348051Feb 12, 1993Sep 20, 1994Kallenbach D H FFlexible swimming pool cleaner hose
US5348354Mar 23, 1992Sep 20, 1994Parker Hannifin Rak S.A.Pronged fitting
US5356183Mar 26, 1993Oct 18, 1994Smiths Industries Public Limited CompanyCoupling with rotating retaining ring having cam surfaces
US5374088Dec 23, 1993Dec 20, 1994A. Raymond & CieReleasable plug-in connector for receiving a tubular plug-in part with a peripheral retaining rib
US5385311Dec 13, 1993Jan 31, 1995Ohyodo Komatsu Co., Ltd.Breaking equipment
US5385331Mar 15, 1994Jan 31, 1995Aeroquip CorporationValve assembly
US5405333Sep 16, 1993Apr 11, 1995Richmond; Frank M.Liquid medicament bag with needleless connector fitting using boat assembly
US5405339Sep 3, 1993Apr 11, 1995Medtronic, Inc.Medical connector and method for connecting medical tubing
US5405340Feb 7, 1994Apr 11, 1995Abbott LaboratoriesThreaded securing apparatus for flow connectors
US5411300Mar 16, 1993May 2, 1995Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.Hose connecting assembly
US5417442Oct 2, 1992May 23, 1995Forsheda AbSealing device
US5421622Dec 17, 1992Jun 6, 1995HutchinsonRapid-action coupling device for providing a sealed connection between two rigid or semi-rigid tubes or pipes
US5437650Jan 11, 1995Aug 1, 1995Abbott LaboratoriesSecuring collar for cannula connector
US5462313 *Jan 3, 1994Oct 31, 1995Form Rite CorporationQuick connect coupling
US5494074Mar 24, 1994Feb 27, 1996Colder Products CompanyQuick connection coupling valve assembly
US5507733Dec 9, 1994Apr 16, 1996Abbott LaboratoriesSecurable collar for fluid connector
US5511527Jun 28, 1995Apr 30, 1996Siemens Automotive CorporationFuel rail assembly with crossover hose
US5536258Feb 14, 1994Jul 16, 1996Fresenius Usa, Inc.Antibacterial medical tubing connector
US5542712Jul 29, 1994Aug 6, 1996Itt CorporationQuick connector housing with elongated barb design
US5547166Oct 14, 1993Aug 20, 1996Engdahl; Bj+E,Uml O+Ee RnHose coupling for compressed air
US5547230Apr 28, 1995Aug 20, 1996The Lamson & Sessions Co.Joint for variable wall thickness conduit
US5553895May 3, 1995Sep 10, 1996Aeroquip CorporationCoupling assembly
US5568946Dec 14, 1994Oct 29, 1996Itt CorporationSqueeze-to-release quick connector with snap-in retainer
US5595217May 5, 1995Jan 21, 1997Banjo CorporationDry break coupling assembly with cam-locking connection system
US5601317Feb 1, 1995Feb 11, 1997Signet Systems, Inc.Clamping system
US5607190Mar 3, 1995Mar 4, 1997HutchinsonQuick and leaktight joining device for tubular pipes
US5617609Jun 20, 1995Apr 8, 1997Bently; John F.Air nozzle/flexible whip cleaning means for ductwork
US5620025Dec 1, 1994Apr 15, 1997Associated Universities, Inc.Multi-port valve
US5628726Feb 16, 1995May 13, 1997Duxbury Scientific, Inc.Blood collection system
US5681062Aug 5, 1996Oct 28, 1997Kunimorikagaku Ltd.Tubular joint
US5682662Feb 16, 1996Nov 4, 1997Abbott LaboratoriesTube connector and method of making a connection
US5683117Dec 14, 1995Nov 4, 1997Flex Technologies, Inc.Retainer clip for a connector
US5695223Mar 29, 1995Dec 9, 1997Fred Knapp Engraving Co., Inc.Quick-disconnect tube coupler with use-enhancing features
US5709244Oct 6, 1995Jan 20, 1998Condiment Master, Inc.Collapsible container connector
US5725258Jan 13, 1997Mar 10, 1998Bundy CorporationFluid quick connector
US5737810Oct 8, 1996Apr 14, 1998American Cord & Webbing Co, Inc.Side release buckle with increased holding strength
US5745957Mar 26, 1997May 5, 1998Thomas & Betts CorporationIn-line cable tie
US5746414Jun 21, 1996May 5, 1998Novoste CorporationFluid access and flow control valve
US5762646Sep 30, 1996Jun 9, 1998Duxbury Scientific, Inc.Blood collection system and coupling
US5784750Jul 12, 1996Jul 28, 1998The Scott Fetzer CompanyMulti-component flow passage assembly with snap in sealing adaptor
US5799987Jun 5, 1995Sep 1, 1998Sampson; Richard K.Fluid fitting coupling system
US5820614May 1, 1997Oct 13, 1998Becton Dickinson And CompanyDisconnect for medical access devices
US5837180Feb 5, 1997Nov 17, 1998Fluoroware, Inc.Composite plastic sanitary fitting
US5845943Dec 2, 1996Dec 8, 1998Colder Products CompanyHybrid insert for fluid couplings
US5855568Nov 22, 1996Jan 5, 1999Liebel-Flarsheim CompanyAngiographic syringe and luer connector
US5879033Dec 4, 1997Mar 9, 1999A. Raymond & CieHose connector
US5882047Dec 20, 1996Mar 16, 1999Itt Automotive, Inc.Quick connector fluid coupling
US5884531Nov 27, 1996Mar 23, 1999Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.Low lash rotating conduit end fitting for a remote control cable assembly that isolates against vibration/noise transmission
US5897142Dec 19, 1996Apr 27, 1999Itt Automotive, Inc.Push-to-release quick connector
US5911367May 7, 1998Jun 15, 1999Mcinerney; Gregory CharlesCable tie
US5911403Feb 28, 1997Jun 15, 1999Colder Products CompanyValve and method for assembling the same
US5911404Mar 23, 1998Jun 15, 1999Cheng; Tsan-HsiungAutomatic fluid stopper and fluid stopper mounting spanner
US5930424Dec 23, 1996Jul 27, 1999Richard Wolf GmbhDevice for connecting a fiber optic cable to the fiber optic connection of an endoscope
US5937501Nov 4, 1997Aug 17, 1999Imgram; FriedrichProcess for making tube conduit connections
US5938244Jun 20, 1997Aug 17, 1999Colder Products CompanyApparatus for forming fluid tight seal between coupling body and insert
US5941577Nov 4, 1996Aug 24, 1999Legris S.A.Lockable quick connector
US5957898May 20, 1998Sep 28, 1999Baxter International Inc.Needleless connector
US5961157Jul 23, 1996Oct 5, 1999Manuli Auto FranceDevice forming a leak-proof connection between a rigid tube end and a flexible pipe, and method for making same
US5964485Jul 10, 1996Oct 12, 1999E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc.Tube coupling
US5965077Oct 16, 1997Oct 12, 1999Mercury Plastics, Inc.Method of making an overmolded flexible valve
US5975489Apr 12, 1996Nov 2, 1999Colder Products CompanyValve and method for assembling the same
US5984378Dec 20, 1996Nov 16, 1999Itt Automotive, Inc.Inline quick connector
US5988704Dec 27, 1996Nov 23, 1999Aba Of Sweden AbHose coupling device
US6012743Jun 10, 1997Jan 11, 2000HutchinsonQuick connection device for fluid conduit under pressure
US6015171Sep 12, 1997Jan 18, 2000Hans Grohe Gmbh & Co. KgReleasable coupling means for connecting two tubular elements
US6019348Sep 4, 1998Feb 1, 2000Dana CorporationQuick-connection of a fuel fill pipe to a fuel tank
US6024124Oct 9, 1996Feb 15, 2000Colder Products CompanyLow spill high flow quick coupling valve assembly
US6029701Mar 6, 1998Feb 29, 2000Parker Hannifin SaQuick-connect coupling for pressurized fluid lines
US6032691Mar 29, 1999Mar 7, 2000Kaylynn, Inc.Valve assembly
US6041805Jul 7, 1998Mar 28, 2000Imation Corp.Valve assembly for a removable ink cartridge
US6050297Nov 17, 1998Apr 18, 2000Dresser Industries, Inc.Breakaway hose coupling for fuel dispensers
US6076234Mar 26, 1998Jun 20, 2000Thomas & Betts CorporationIn-line cable tie
US6077245Feb 18, 1999Jun 20, 2000Texas Applied Biomedical Services, Inc.Disposable syringe with retractable needle
US6077259Sep 30, 1998Jun 20, 2000Becton, Dickinson And CompanyContamination resistant connector
US6082401Jan 5, 1996Jul 4, 2000Colder Products CompanyLow spill high flow quick coupling valve assembly
US6086044Dec 10, 1998Jul 11, 2000Guest; John DerekTube couplings
US6089540Apr 14, 1998Jul 18, 2000Armaturenfabrik Hermann Voss Gmbh & Co.Plug-in connection with leakage protection
US6099045Jul 24, 1998Aug 8, 2000Chemidro S.A.S. Di Del Pin Marta & C.Fitting for the connection of pipes by means of pressing
US6112855Jun 2, 1998Sep 5, 2000Wynn Oil Co.Apparatus and method for cleaning an automotive automatic transmission
US6123690Mar 20, 1998Sep 26, 2000Maersk Medical A/SSubcutaneous infusion device
US6135150Oct 28, 1999Oct 24, 2000Powell Engineering Co., Inc.Valve assembly
US6135992Apr 21, 1997Oct 24, 2000Wang; James C.Medical catheter
US6142538Jul 28, 1998Nov 7, 2000Perfection CorporationStab-type coupling with conduit inner diameter seal
US6145896Oct 28, 1998Nov 14, 2000Pont-A-MoussonPipe coupler
US6152914Jan 22, 1999Nov 28, 2000Medtronic, Inc.Catheter having a multiple locking mechanism
US6155610Mar 25, 1999Dec 5, 2000HutchinsonSnap-fastenable coupling for a fluid-transfer hose
US6161578Jan 8, 1999Dec 19, 2000Colder Products CompanyLow spill high flow quick coupling valve assembly
US6176523Mar 4, 1998Jan 23, 2001The Lamson & Sessions Co.Joint for variable wall thickness conduit
US6182694Nov 12, 1998Feb 6, 2001Mannesmann Vdo AgFuel delivery unit having a line connection
US6189560Jan 18, 2000Feb 20, 2001VitalaireConnector assembly for medical gas service outlet
US6199915Nov 20, 1998Mar 13, 2001Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.Connector element for tubing or hoses
US6199919Mar 31, 1999Mar 13, 2001Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Tube connecting structure
US6199920Oct 19, 1996Mar 13, 2001Interflex S.A.Connecting piece for profiled pipes, profiled nipples, corrugated tubes or the like elongate articles
US6221064Jul 23, 1999Apr 24, 2001B. Braun CelsaTube coupling device for connecting a tubular rigid stem to a flexible catheter tube
US6231089Mar 10, 1999May 15, 2001Colder Products CompanyTwo piece molded female coupling
US6250688Jun 1, 1998Jun 26, 2001Micron Technology, Inc.Ramp-lock lifting device
US6257626Apr 27, 1999Jul 10, 2001Flow-Rite Controls, Ltd.Connector for fluid handling system
US6260851Oct 30, 1996Jul 17, 2001Manuli Auto FranceComposite gasket and assembly comprising such a gasket
US6261282May 20, 1998Jul 17, 2001Baxter International Inc.Needleless connector
US6293596Jan 6, 1999Sep 25, 2001Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.Quick connector with after incident indicator clip
US6296796Feb 2, 1999Oct 2, 2001Trw Inc.Method for molding a two-material part using a rotatable mold insert member
US6302147Apr 8, 1999Oct 16, 2001Joseph Lorney RoseAutomatic dry release valve coupling
US6318764May 13, 1998Nov 20, 2001A. Raymond & CieDetachable rapid-action coupling device
US6344033Aug 9, 1999Feb 5, 2002Baxter International, Inc.Needleless connector
US6402207Jun 8, 1998Jun 11, 2002Qd Enterprises, LlcSafety indexed medical connectors
US6422574May 10, 2000Jul 23, 2002Charles J. MooklarWater seal for quick repair and flow control
US6423053Jan 12, 2000Jul 23, 2002Han-Pin LeeReleasable tube assembly
US6439620Nov 12, 1999Aug 27, 2002John Derek GuestTube support
US6454314Oct 20, 1999Sep 24, 2002Mannesmann Sachs AgSeal for a plug-in connection
US6481758Jul 20, 1998Nov 19, 2002Etablissements CaillauConnection device between a tube and a flexible pipe and method for making same
US6481759Jul 21, 2000Nov 19, 2002Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Connecting structure
US6485064Feb 9, 1999Nov 26, 2002Oystertec PlcHose connector and threaded collar therefor
US6485483Jul 9, 1999Nov 26, 2002Jms Co., Ltd.Medical tube-connector device
US6505866Aug 7, 2000Jan 14, 2003Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.Pipe joint
US6508807Jan 20, 1999Jan 21, 2003Joseph L PetersCoupling for medical cannulae
US6520546Dec 27, 2000Feb 18, 2003Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.Quick connector release tool
US6540263Sep 27, 2000Apr 1, 2003Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.Rapid-action coupling for hoses or rigid lines in motor vehicles
US6543745Oct 1, 2002Apr 8, 2003Halkey-Roberts CorporationMale luer valve
US6595964Dec 22, 2000Jul 22, 2003Baxter International Inc.Luer activated thread coupler
US6609696Jan 15, 2003Aug 26, 2003Halkey-Roberts CorporationMale luer valve
US6612634Apr 25, 2000Sep 2, 2003Sipa S.P.A.Grippers for handling preforms
US6626465Dec 26, 2001Sep 30, 2003Staubli FavergesFemale element of a connection and quick connection incorporating such an element
US6641177Aug 25, 2000Nov 4, 2003Precision Design Concepts, LlcQuick connect tube coupling and method of assembling the same
US6649829May 21, 2002Nov 18, 2003Colder Products CompanyConnector apparatus and method for connecting the same for controlling fluid dispensing
US6652007Apr 17, 2000Nov 25, 2003Hyun Sik HwangConnector of a fuel pipe for vehicle
US6669681Jul 11, 2001Dec 30, 2003Baxter International Inc.Needleless connector
US6676172Dec 17, 2001Jan 13, 2004Siemens-Elema AbAnesthetic gas vaporizer with a connection arrangement for a collar-equipped gas bottle
US6688654Dec 8, 2000Feb 10, 2004Newfrey LlcOne piece quick connector
US6692038Jan 3, 2001Feb 17, 2004Robert Bosch GmbhPlug connection device
US6695817Jul 11, 2000Feb 24, 2004Icu Medical, Inc.Medical valve with positive flow characteristics
US6722705Apr 25, 2002Apr 20, 2004Ab Korkor Medical, Inc.Medical tubing connector
US6722708Jul 15, 2002Apr 20, 2004Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.Tubular resin connection structure
US6762365Nov 26, 2002Jul 13, 2004Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Connector cover for providing a water shield between a pipe and a connector
US6767017Apr 4, 2002Jul 27, 2004HutchinsonLeaktight coupling
US6783520Dec 4, 1999Aug 31, 2004Fresenius Usa, Inc.Connector holder for a fluid connection system
US6799747Nov 18, 2003Oct 5, 2004Plum Industrial Co., Ltd.Sealing structure for an oil pipe female coupler
US6814726Jun 28, 1999Nov 9, 2004Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbhConnector element with a sealing part
US6840277Mar 12, 2004Jan 11, 2005Pgi International, Ltd.Breakaway coupling with flapper valve
US6846021Apr 25, 2003Jan 25, 2005Ti Automotive (Fuldabruck) GmbhTube-end fitting
US6848723Jan 22, 2003Feb 1, 2005Modine Manufacturing CompanyQuick connect coupling for a heat exchanger
US6863314May 8, 2001Mar 8, 2005John Guest International LimitedApparatus relating to tube couplings
US6871878Apr 12, 2002Mar 29, 2005Cool Systems, Inc.Make-break connector for heat exchanger
US6886803May 28, 2004May 3, 2005Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Female and male couplers of pipe coupling
US6897374Oct 31, 2003May 24, 2005Colder Products CompanyConnector apparatus and method for connecting the same
US6899315Jul 22, 2002May 31, 2005Eaton CorporationFluid sampling valve
US6916007Sep 30, 2002Jul 12, 2005Colder Products CompanyClosure valve apparatus for fluid dispensing
US6916050Aug 30, 2002Jul 12, 2005Nobel PlastiquesSingle-piece snap-on connection
US6926311 *Sep 3, 2003Aug 9, 2005Apex Medical Corp.Apparatus for quick connection
US6929246Apr 19, 2002Aug 16, 2005L'Air Liquide, Socit Anonyme Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procds Georges ClaudeExpansion valve fitted with a connector that is designed for the connection of a user socket
US6945273Sep 30, 2004Sep 20, 2005Banjo CorporationDry break coupling assembly
US6949084Aug 20, 2001Sep 27, 2005Disetronic Licensing AgCatheter head for subcutaneous administration of an active substance
US6981547 *Dec 6, 2002Jan 3, 2006Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.Wire lock expandable connection
US6997486Dec 6, 2000Feb 14, 2006Nobel PlastiquesLow-permeability connecting device
US6997919Apr 23, 2002Feb 14, 2006Medtronic, Inc.Implantable medical connector for medical tubing with anchoring features
US7005581Aug 4, 2004Feb 28, 2006John Maneely CompanyElectrical metallic tube, coupling, and connector apparatus and method
US7011342Oct 24, 2001Mar 14, 2006Legris SaConnecting device comprising means for instantaneous connection of a pipe end to a member and means for protecting the connection
US7014214Jun 29, 2004Mar 21, 2006Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.Resinous connector
US7044161Oct 8, 2004May 16, 2006Staubli FavergesQuick connection for removably joining two pipes and use of such a connection
US7044506Aug 7, 2003May 16, 2006Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.Quick connector assembly
US7081223Nov 19, 2003Jul 25, 2006Robertshaw Controls CompanyMethod for manufacturing a rotatable plug element and valve
US7108297Mar 28, 2003Sep 19, 2006Tokai Rubber Industries, Inc.Quick connector
US7118138Sep 19, 2003Oct 10, 2006Mercury Plastics, Inc.Quick connect fastener and connection
US7128348Jan 6, 2005Oct 31, 2006Nipro CorporationFemale connector
US7137654Jul 27, 2005Nov 21, 2006Qd Enterprises LlcFastening mechanism for medical connectors
US7140592Dec 31, 2002Nov 28, 2006Cardinal Health 303, Inc.Self-sealing male Luer connector with biased valve plug
US7147252Dec 21, 2001Dec 12, 2006Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Medical connector
US7150478Jul 16, 2004Dec 19, 2006Ti Group Automotive Systems, LlcIntegrated seal for tube to hose connection
US7153296Nov 7, 2003Dec 26, 2006Mitchell Martin SReleasable tubing connector
US7210917Dec 30, 2003May 1, 2007Mold-Masters LimitedTwo position double injection molding apparatus
US7316428 *Oct 6, 2003Jan 8, 2008Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Connection verifying device and connection verifying structure for a pipe and a connector
US7343931Aug 10, 2006Mar 18, 2008Trent PackhamQuick-disconnect coupler
US7377553Jan 27, 2005May 27, 2008Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Quick connector
US7390029Jul 6, 2004Jun 24, 2008Sanoh Kogyo Kabushiki KaishaQuick connector
US7434842Jul 15, 2004Oct 14, 2008Colder Products CompanyCoupling with latch mechanism
US7434846Apr 28, 2005Oct 14, 2008Kulm Holding AgQuick coupling
US7448653Jun 10, 2005Nov 11, 2008Value Plastics, Inc.Female connector for releasable coupling with a male connector defining a fluid conduit
US7464970Oct 22, 2004Dec 16, 2008Togo Seisakusyo CorporationPipe joint
US7467813Jun 30, 2005Dec 23, 2008Ti Group Automotive Systems, LlcQuick connector
US7469472Jan 30, 2006Dec 30, 2008Colder Products CompanyMethod of making molded coupler
US7478840Jan 23, 2002Jan 20, 2009Cable Management Products LimitedPipe couplings
US7494156May 17, 2005Feb 24, 2009Sanoh Kogyo Kabushiki KaishaQuick connector
US7503595Apr 15, 2005Mar 17, 2009Lokring Technology, LlcFitting having low volume crevice
US7516990Dec 18, 2003Apr 14, 2009Mueller Industries, Inc.Fluid conduit system and fittings therefor
US7547047Jul 2, 2003Jun 16, 2009Colder Products CompanyCoupler and method of making molded coupler
US7562906Nov 5, 2007Jul 21, 2009Colder Products CompanyCoupling with latch mechanism
US7566077Nov 9, 2004Jul 28, 2009Sanoh Kogyo Kabushiki KaishaQuick-connect coupling
US7581763Sep 23, 2003Sep 1, 2009Voss Automotive GmbhConnector device for pipes
US7614666Mar 9, 2006Nov 10, 2009Fte Automotive GmbhEnd section of a fluid line with molded-on push-in fitting
US7647954Feb 9, 2005Jan 19, 2010Colder Products CompanyConnector apparatus and method for connecting the same for controlling fluid dispensing
US7666178Jun 30, 2004Feb 23, 2010Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Retention device for medical components
US7677608Jun 27, 2006Mar 16, 2010Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Quick connector
US7695020Apr 1, 2009Apr 13, 2010Colder Products CompanyCoupling with latch mechanism
US7731244Sep 12, 2007Jun 8, 2010Coolsystems, Inc.Make-brake connector assembly with opposing latches
US7770939Jul 23, 2008Aug 10, 2010Value Plastics, Inc.Female connector for releasable coupling with a male connector defining a fluid conduit
US7806139Jan 20, 2006Oct 5, 2010Value Plastics, Inc.Fluid conduit coupling assembly having male and female couplers with integral valves
US7849877Mar 1, 2007Dec 14, 2010Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.Diverter valve
US7878553Apr 27, 2009Feb 1, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Releasable connection assembly for joining tubing sections
US7976071 *Jun 19, 2006Jul 12, 2011Land RoverFluid connector assembly
US20010017466Jan 3, 2001Aug 30, 2001Hans-Peter BraunPlug connection device
US20020022762Feb 16, 2001Feb 21, 2002Richard BeaneDevices and methods for warming and cleaning lenses of optical surgical instruments
US20020093192Jan 4, 2002Jul 18, 2002Pall CorporationFluid delivery systems and methods and assemblies for making connections
US20020140172Mar 30, 2001Oct 3, 2002Platusich Bruce M.Coupling gasket and installation method
US20020156344Apr 3, 2002Oct 24, 2002Pasricha Pankaj JayEndoscopic instruments
US20020185861Jul 24, 2002Dec 12, 2002Higashio Mech Co., Ltd.Pipe joint
US20030004397Jun 25, 2002Jan 2, 2003Takayuki KameyaEndoscope system
US20030067162Oct 10, 2001Apr 10, 2003Welsh Thomas L.Connector and method of manufacture
US20030193188Apr 12, 2002Oct 16, 2003Coolsystems, Inc.Make-break connector for heat exchanger
US20030230894Jun 13, 2002Dec 18, 2003Cleveland Rafael L.Brazeless connector for fluid transfer assemblies
US20040021318Jul 31, 2002Feb 5, 2004Karl FritzeTubing attachment
US20040056484Feb 19, 2002Mar 25, 2004Oh-Kyung KwonTube coupler
US20040094903Nov 19, 2002May 20, 2004Bruce SutherlandSelf-lubricating sealing ring
US20040195830Apr 1, 2003Oct 7, 2004Gilmour Daniel A.Injection molded coupling for fuel system components
US20040199143Apr 23, 2004Oct 7, 2004Martin LauerConnector element with a sealing part
US20040227346Dec 18, 2003Nov 18, 2004Jamison Tommy L.Fluid conduit system and fittings therefor
US20040232696Sep 2, 2002Nov 25, 2004Maxime AndrePre-assembled sealing connection
US20050033237Aug 8, 2003Feb 10, 2005James FentressCatheter assemblies and injection molding processes and equipment for making the same
US20050057042Sep 13, 2004Mar 17, 2005Wicks Jeffrey ClarkPush button bayonet tube connector
US20050082828Sep 13, 2004Apr 21, 2005Wicks Jeffrey C.Releasable connection assembly for joining tubing sections
US20050087981Oct 22, 2004Apr 28, 2005Yuji YamadaPipe joint
US20050209583Mar 18, 2004Sep 22, 2005Powers Kelly BConnector system for a proximally trimmable catheter
US20050217265May 13, 2003Oct 6, 2005Luk Lamellen Und Kupplungsbau Beteiligungs KgHydraulic system
US20050242579Jun 26, 2003Nov 3, 2005Bright Jeffrey DConnector for catheter attachment to an implantable pump
US20050275220Jun 8, 2004Dec 15, 2005Wen-Chin ShuNon-permeable pipe connector structure
US20060066100Sep 23, 2005Mar 30, 2006C/O Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.Hose with connector and method for making same
US20060152003Aug 18, 2004Jul 13, 2006Slunick Steven TMetal to plastic fluid connection with overmolded anti-rotation retainer
US20060264814Mar 30, 2006Nov 23, 2006Medtronic, Inc.Locking catheter connector and method
US20060293629May 16, 2006Dec 28, 2006Cote Andrew L SrAnti-drawback medical valve
US20070025811Jul 26, 2006Feb 1, 2007Colder Products CompanyCoupling Assembly with Overmold Sealing Structures and Method of Forming the Same
US20070029795Jul 31, 2006Feb 8, 2007Moner Ronald APre-Assemblable, Push-In Fitting Connection for Corrugated Tubing
US20070029796Jun 19, 2006Feb 8, 2007Christopher BibbyFluid Connector Assembly
US20070106213Oct 27, 2006May 10, 2007Gianluca SperaGastrointestinal applicator and method of using same
US20070137718Apr 20, 2006Jun 21, 2007Grandin RushlanderMethod for Insert Molding Bendable Position-Retaining Tubing
US20070209716Mar 13, 2007Sep 13, 2007Colder Products CompanyConnection State Sensing for Coupling Device
US20070284875Dec 17, 2004Dec 13, 2007Bernd Salomon-BahlsPlug Connector For Fluid Conduits
US20080007051 *Jun 10, 2005Jan 10, 2008Jensen Jeffrey PFemale connector for releasable coupling with a male connector defining a fluid conduit
US20080011703Apr 25, 2007Jan 17, 2008Schmeisser William COvermolded Beverage Closure
US20080012314Jul 13, 2007Jan 17, 2008Parker-Hannifin CorporationQuick-connect fitting with unlocking ring
US20080018105May 11, 2004Jan 24, 2008Legris SaInstantaneous connection device
US20080048448Oct 31, 2007Feb 28, 2008Jamison Tommy LFluid conduit system and fittings therefor
US20080078464Aug 29, 2007Apr 3, 2008Trw Automotive Electronics & Components Gmbh & Co. KgTube system, tube including a sealing element, and method of producing an assembly unit formed of a tube and a sealing element
US20080111371Mar 17, 2005May 15, 2008Axel FegerCoupling for a Fluid Conducting System
US20080111372Oct 20, 2005May 15, 2008A.Raymond & CieLocking Element For A Quick Connector
US20080129047Jan 27, 2006Jun 5, 2008Legris SaInstant Coupling Device With Locking and/or Disconnection Means
US20080164694Jan 10, 2007Jul 10, 2008Michael ZdroikConnection for polymer coated tubing
US20080191466Feb 11, 2007Aug 14, 2008Larry Eugene KnippleFluid Connector
US20080200901Apr 21, 2008Aug 21, 2008C. R. Bard, Inc.Catheter connector system
US20080277923Aug 29, 2006Nov 13, 2008Josef BrandtConnector Device for Media Conduits
US20080277924Jul 23, 2008Nov 13, 2008Value Plastics, Inc.Female connector for releasable coupling with a male connector defining a fluid conduit
US20080284167May 16, 2008Nov 20, 2008Eugene LimLow-volume fittings
US20080287920May 8, 2008Nov 20, 2008Fangrow Thomas FMedical connector with closeable male luer
US20090079187Sep 25, 2007Mar 26, 2009Itt Automotive, Inc.Fluidic coupling with deformable quick connector
US20090127847Jun 6, 2006May 21, 2009Harald HagenConnection Device for Medium Conduits
US20090129047Jan 7, 2009May 21, 2009Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.Double-sided light emitting device
US20090140519Nov 30, 2007Jun 4, 2009Caterpillar Inc.Quick connect tubular coupling
US20090167018Dec 26, 2007Jul 2, 2009Taiwan Vertex Production Corp.Coupling assembly with a core unit therein
US20090187166Jul 19, 2007Jul 23, 2009Peter Jeffrey YoungFluid connector system
US20090188575Jan 28, 2009Jul 30, 2009Colder Products CompanyQuick Connect/Disconnect Coupling Assemblies
US20100001516 *Jul 3, 2008Jan 7, 2010Value Plastics, Inc.Latch assembly for joining two conduits
US20100056975Aug 27, 2008Mar 4, 2010Deka Products Limited PartnershipBlood line connector for a medical infusion device
US20100078934 *Sep 18, 2009Apr 1, 2010Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.Connector
US20100185040Mar 29, 2010Jul 22, 2010Medrad, Inc.Fluid delivery systems, devices and methods for delivery of hazardous fluids
US20100194100Jun 2, 2008Aug 5, 2010Eaton Fluid Power GmbhTorsion-proof hose connection
US20100276922Apr 30, 2009Nov 4, 2010Rehder Randall JCoupling assembly
US20100295295Feb 24, 2010Nov 25, 2010Colder Products CompanyCoupling with Latch Mechanism
US20100301599Aug 9, 2010Dec 2, 2010Value Plastics, Inc.Latching Female Fluid Tubing Coupler
US20100319796Jun 18, 2010Dec 23, 2010Whitaker Carl TMulti-Port Valve
US20110012340Sep 29, 2010Jan 20, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Fluid Conduit Couplers with Depressible Latch Mechanism
US20110204621 *Dec 22, 2010Aug 25, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Fluid connector latches with profile lead-ins
USD196473Oct 1, 1963 Urinal unit for incontinent females
USD209166Feb 1, 1967Nov 7, 1967 Match box or similar article
USD209168May 2, 1966Nov 7, 1967 Snap coupling
USD252470Jul 22, 1977Jul 24, 1979Abbott LaboratoriesUrinary catheter adapter having a filtered air vent, or the like
USD254505Apr 28, 1977Mar 18, 1980Frederick L. ParsonsHose coupling
USD255145Apr 11, 1977May 27, 1980 Connection fitting for tubular conduits
USD258526Jun 14, 1979Mar 10, 1981 Connection fitting for tubular conduits
USD259278Sep 8, 1978May 19, 1981Shiley Inc.Tubing connector for blood and other medical applications
USD282962Feb 14, 1983Mar 11, 1986 Plastic tubing connector
USD300361Aug 4, 1986Mar 21, 1989Hollister IncorporatedCombined venting valve and coupling for medical drainage tubes
USD313067Oct 17, 1988Dec 18, 1990Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Quick release coupling
USD313277Apr 29, 1988Dec 25, 1990 Medical tubing connector
USD314050May 27, 1988Jan 22, 1991Terumo Kabushiki KaishaMedical connector
USD314233Feb 8, 1988Jan 29, 1991Swagelok Quick-Connect Co.Quick-connect coupling for a bulkhead
USD319312Feb 8, 1989Aug 20, 1991Hollister IncorporatedHermaphroditic coupling for anatomical thermal system
USD326155Dec 20, 1989May 12, 1992Boehringer LaboratoriesMedical fluid connector fitting
USD326715 *Apr 18, 1989Jun 2, 1992Hewlett-Packard CompanyMedical sensors for measuring oxygen saturation or the like
USD332482Mar 30, 1990Jan 12, 1993Elconnex Pty. LimitedConnector for corrugated plastic pipe
USD333178May 31, 1990Feb 9, 1993Wirthco Engineering, Inc.Hose coupler
USD339417Feb 14, 1991Sep 14, 1993 Tubing connector
USD357307Oct 27, 1992Apr 11, 1995Colder Products CompanyQuick connection coupling valve assembly
USD369409 *Nov 4, 1994Apr 30, 1996Salter LabsTubing connector
USD372093Sep 10, 1993Jul 23, 1996 Circular tubing connector handle
USD375160Sep 10, 1993Oct 29, 1996 Tubing connector handle
USD380262Jun 26, 1995Jun 24, 1997Minimed Inc.Quick disconnect coupling
USD382639Feb 29, 1996Aug 19, 1997Becton Dickinson And CompanyBarbed luer
USD387147Mar 21, 1996Dec 2, 1997Ark Plas Products, Inc.Plastic luer fitting
USD388876Dec 4, 1995Jan 6, 1998 Barb connector
USD407803Nov 25, 1997Apr 6, 1999 Tube coupling
USD413967Oct 30, 1996Sep 14, 1999 Coupling and nut assembly for a fluid purification system
USD419861Mar 21, 1997Feb 1, 2000Thomas & Betts CorporationSingle pawl parallel-entry cable tie
USD422487Mar 21, 1997Apr 11, 2000Thomas & Betts CorporationDouble pawl parallel-entry cable tie
USD444054May 8, 2000Jun 26, 2001Panduit Corp.Low profile cable tie
USD459206May 15, 2000Jun 25, 2002Panduit Corp.Cable tie
USD471261Jul 24, 2002Mar 4, 2003Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Socket of pipe coupling
USD481125Aug 7, 2002Oct 21, 2003Pentax CorporationConnector for endoscope
USD484241Mar 4, 2002Dec 23, 2003Clinical Product Development LimitedOrnamental design for a set of coupling members for a medical injection system
USD486909Aug 27, 2001Feb 17, 2004Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Bendable connecting device
USD495050May 20, 2003Aug 24, 2004Industrie Borla S.P.A.Transducer-protector for medical haemodialysis lines
USD497428Aug 21, 2003Oct 19, 2004Pentax CorporationConnector for endoscope
USD498533Aug 21, 2003Nov 16, 2004Pentax CorporationConnector for endoscope
USD503778Sep 12, 2003Apr 5, 2005Value Plastics, Inc.Tube connector
USD507647Jun 11, 2003Jul 19, 2005Zevex, Inc.Enteral feeding pump cassette
USD522109Oct 7, 2004May 30, 2006Fisher & Paykel Healthcare LimitedConnector
USD523553Jun 11, 2003Jun 20, 2006Zevex, Inc.Enternal feeding pump cassette
USD540944Jun 9, 2005Apr 17, 2007Industrie Borla S.P.A.Transducer-protector device for haemodialysis lines
USD547446 *Mar 7, 2005Jul 24, 2007Custom Medical Applications, Inc.Catheter connector
USD550355Mar 7, 2005Sep 4, 2007Custom Medical Applications, Inc.Catheter connector
USD557409Aug 30, 2006Dec 11, 2007Resmed LimitedPlug
USD564660Jul 7, 2006Mar 18, 2008Pentax CorporationEndoscope connector
USD567340Sep 12, 2006Apr 22, 2008Staubli FavergesConnector
USD569507 *Apr 9, 2007May 20, 2008C.R. Bard, Inc.Luer hub connector
USD569955Sep 20, 2006May 27, 2008Shin Tai Spurt Water Of The Garden Tools Co., LtdFast connector
USD570457Aug 8, 2007Jun 3, 2008Aquamira Technologies, Inc.Hose connector
USD595845May 18, 2007Jul 7, 2009Tyco Healthcare Group LpConnector and port arrangement with arcuate tube retainers
USD595846Nov 14, 2007Jul 7, 2009Custom Medical Applications, Inc.Catheter connector
USD596288 *Nov 14, 2007Jul 14, 2009Custom Medical Applications, Inc.Catheter connector
USD596739Nov 14, 2006Jul 21, 2009Resmed LimitedAdjustable forehead support dial for a respiratory mask
USD602128 *Jan 28, 2009Oct 13, 2009Colder Products CompanyCoupling insert
USD612021May 19, 2009Mar 16, 2010Colder Products CompanyFluid coupling face
USD613853Jun 15, 2009Apr 13, 2010Resmed LimitedAdjustable forehead support dial for respiratory mask
USD619706May 8, 2009Jul 13, 2010Artema Medical AbPneumatic connector
USD629894Jan 6, 2010Dec 28, 2010Value Plastics, Inc.Male body of connector for fluid tubing
USD630320Jan 6, 2010Jan 4, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Connector for fluid tubing
USD632783 *Mar 29, 2010Feb 15, 2011Karl Storz Gmbh & Co. KgConnector for medical device
USD634840Jan 6, 2010Mar 22, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Female body of connector for fluid tubing
DE3439522A1Oct 29, 1984Aug 22, 1985Daimler Benz AgHose connection
DE3533000A1Sep 16, 1985Mar 19, 1987Muecher Hermann GmbhSocket pipe joint for plastic pipes
DE4122455C2Jul 6, 1991Feb 10, 1994Condor Im Und Export GmbhRohrdichtung fr eine Steckverbindung fr thermoplastische Rohre
DE19800050A1Jan 2, 1998Jul 30, 1998Helmut FeldhoffPlug-in connector for low pressure pipeline
DE102005015343B4Apr 1, 2005Sep 3, 2009Contitech Schlauch GmbhKupplungsmuffe fr eine Schnellkupplung, deren Verwendung als Bestandteil einer Schnellkupplung, diese Schnellkupplung sowie ein Verfahren zur Herstellung einer Kupplungsmuffe
EP0267067B1Sep 29, 1987Apr 3, 1991HutchinsonMethod and device for quickly coupling a tube or pipe to a rigid joining part
EP0360634B1Aug 4, 1989May 27, 1992Automobiles CitroenConnection device between a hose coupling and the rigid pipe end of a pressure circuit
EP0390746B1Mar 26, 1990Jul 21, 1993Geberit AGDemountable sealing connection between one or more plastic pipes and a joining piece
EP0482277B1Jan 26, 1991Mar 29, 1995Uponor N.V.A method of manufacturing a pipe section, a pipe section and a joint between two pipe sections
EP0592823B1Sep 14, 1993Jan 7, 1998ARMATURENFABRIK HERMANN VOSS GMBH & CO.Releasable plug coupling for plastic pipes
EP0865779A1Mar 18, 1998Sep 23, 1998Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanyOrifice couplings, parts therefor, and methods of production
EP0877891B1Nov 28, 1997Dec 18, 2002Valeo EmbrayagesTight rapid action pipe coupling
EP0890054B1Nov 28, 1997Jul 24, 2002ValeoImproved tight rapid action pipe coupling
EP0982525B1Aug 23, 1999Dec 18, 2002Nobel PlastiquesOne-piece snap coupling
EP1497582B1Apr 24, 2003Sep 26, 2007HutchinsonImpervious connecting device, in particular for the engine air inlet system of a motor vehicle
EP1564469B1Feb 11, 2004Jul 25, 2007Geberit Technik AgFitting for a press joint
EP1843074B1Apr 3, 2007Oct 20, 2010TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.Hybrid quick connector
FR2031965A5 Title not available
FR2429370B1 Title not available
FR2853043B1 Title not available
FR2870921B1 Title not available
GB583459A Title not available
GB890775A Title not available
GB2177769B Title not available
GB2218166B Title not available
GB2271157A Title not available
GB2379253B Title not available
Non-Patent Citations
1About Us [online], Thuro Metal Products [retrieved on Apr. 9, 2010], retrieved from the Internet: <URL:>, 2 pages.
2Barbed Tee Adapter, in to 2/8 in to in [Item # F1728],—info.php/products—id/4016/language/en; dated accessed Sep. 14, 2009, 3 pages.
3Brochure, "Precision Components", Value Plastics, Inc., 2002, 132 pages.
4Capabilities [online], Jay Manufacturing Corp., retrieved on Apr. 9, 2010, retrieved from the Internet: <URL:>, 2 pages.
5Flojet "Quick Connect" Port System Adapter 90 Elbow Type Quad Port X ″ Hose Barb,—1—16?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1300220596&sr=1-16, date accessed Sep. 14, 2009; 3 pages.
6High-Flow Quick Disconnect Couplings;—view.asp?sku=3130355; date accessed Sep. 14, 2009, 2 pages.
7Mills, The Process of Vacuum-forming Plastic Parts, [online], retrieved on Apr. 9, 2010, retrieved from the Internet: <URL:>, 3 pages.
8Nylon, Polypropylene Kynar (PVDF) Plastic Fittings for Flexible Tubing & Hose,—tubing—hose/nylon—poly—kynar/nylon.asp; dated accessed Sep. 14, 2009, 2 pages.
9Science of Hose Barbs, Colder Products Company,, date accessed Sep. 4, 2009, 6 pages.
10Stackable Hose Barb Elbow—″ CTS ID Barb, - 12-id-barb.aspx?affiliatied=10052&utm—source=shopzilla&utm—medium=Feed&utm—campaign=Product&utm—term=3512-1008, date accessed Sep. 14, 2009, 1 page.
11Stainless Steel Overview: History [online], Stainless Steel Industry of North America, retrieved on Apr. 9, 2010, retrieved from the Internet: <URL:>, 1 page.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US8448994Aug 6, 2012May 28, 2013Nordson CorporationLatch assembly for joining two conduits
US8596688Jul 6, 2009Dec 3, 2013Nordson CorporationLatch assembly for joining two conduits
US9046205Dec 22, 2010Jun 2, 2015Nordson CorporationFluid connector latches with profile lead-ins
US9388929Dec 22, 2010Jul 12, 2016Nordson CorporationMale bayonet connector
US9464741Dec 22, 2010Oct 11, 2016Nordson CorporationButton latch with integrally molded cantilever springs
US9732891Mar 27, 2016Aug 15, 2017General Electric CompanyMale bayonet connector
US9752714Sep 9, 2014Sep 5, 2017Eldon James Corp.Releasable valved coupler
US20110127767 *Jan 28, 2011Jun 2, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Releasable Connection Assembly for Joining Tubing Sections
US20110204621 *Dec 22, 2010Aug 25, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Fluid connector latches with profile lead-ins
US20110210541 *Dec 22, 2010Sep 1, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Button latch with integrally molded cantilever springs
USD663022Feb 11, 2011Jul 3, 2012Nordson CorporationMale body of connector for fluid tubing
USD698440Jul 29, 2011Jan 28, 2014Nordson CorporationConnector for fluid tubing
USD699840Jul 29, 2011Feb 18, 2014Nordson CorporationMale body of connector for fluid tubing
USD699841Jul 29, 2011Feb 18, 2014Nordson CorporationFemale body of connector for fluid tubing
USD709612Dec 23, 2011Jul 22, 2014Nordson CorporationFemale dual lumen connector
USD712537Dec 17, 2013Sep 2, 2014Nordson CorporationConnector for fluid tubing
USD743510 *Dec 10, 2013Nov 17, 2015Nordson CorporationHigh pressure fluid conduit connector components and connector assembly
USD757259 *Apr 5, 2012May 24, 2016Medline Industries, Inc.Female portion of a connector
USD785790Jan 25, 2016May 2, 2017General Electric CompanyMale dual lumen bayonet connector
U.S. ClassificationD24/129