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Luis Moreiras: Quick connect coupling. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Pearne Gordon Gail Dickinson & Schiller, December 20, 1977: US04063760 (55 worldwide citation)

A quick connect coupling is disclosed providing a body assembly having a tube end receiving passage proportioned to closely fit the forward end of a tube. A seal is located in the body assembly to provide a fluid tight joint between the end of the tube and the body assembly. The body assembly also i ...


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John Benson: Exhaust brake valve. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Pearne Gordon Gail Dickinson & Schiller, October 18, 1977: US04054156 (38 worldwide citation)

An exhaust brake valve assembly structurally arranged to provide reliable operation with relatively quick response. The assembly includes a sliding gate valve member driven by a power actuator through a lost motion connection which generates a desirable impact force on the gate to overcome static fr ...


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Moreiras Luis, Patel Hiralal V: Flareless fitting. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Farrington Pearne & Gordon, July 8, 1975: US3893716 (36 worldwide citation)

A tube coupling is disclosed which includes a tube, a body, a nut, a rear sleeve, and a front sleeve. The nut may be threadably advanced on the body from a starting position to a midway position and from the midway position to a tightened position. During movement of the nut from the starting positi ...


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Schmidt Adam M: Hose coupling. The Weatherhead Company, August 22, 1972: US3685860 (34 worldwide citation)

A compression type end fitting assembly for flexible tubing comprising body, nut, and sleeve assembly parts, and a tube reinforcing insert positionable in the body, before joinder of the tubing and the fitting, to simplify final assembly procedures. The insert is releasably retained in the body to p ...


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Robert E Kozulla: Disposable centrifugal separator. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Pearne Gordon Gail Dickinson & Schiller, August 15, 1978: US04106689 (31 worldwide citation)

A disposable, centrifugal separator for separating contaminants from contaminated oil is disclosed. The centrifugal separator has a shroud which defines a first chamber and has a hollow rotor rotatably mounted in the first chamber and defining a second chamber. Oil under pressure is admitted to the ...


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Frank Irving G: Hose coupling. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Farrington Pearne & Gordon, December 9, 1975: US3924883 (29 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for coupling a flexible hose to a metal tube. A metal reinforcing sleeve is placed over the outside of the tube, and a metal collar is placed over the outside of the reinforcing sleeve. The tube and reinforcing sleeve and collar are secured together by simultaneo ...


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Courtot Louis B: Hose construction. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Farrington Pearne & Gordon, June 4, 1974: US3814138 (28 worldwide citation)

A reinforced plastic hose is disclosed which includes an inner core, a braid, and a protective cover. The inner core is provided with a plurality of rounded ridges and valleys extending longitudinally along the outer peripheral surface thereof. The braid is disposed on the ridges and is tensioned so ...


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Frank Irving: Collet crimper. The Weatherhead Company, August 7, 1973: US3750452 (26 worldwide citation)

A collet crimping machine for permanently attaching fittings to hose assemblies including a crimping die assembly, having a die block and a multi-jawed collet, and resilient spacer means for angularly aligning the collet jaws in the die block while permitting the jaws to provisionally grip the fitti ...


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Chen Karl K, Patel Hiralal V: Swing-open crimper. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Farrington Pearne & Gordon, December 3, 1974: US3851514 (26 worldwide citation)

A machine is disclosed for crimping a fitting onto a hose by means of a contractible collet assembly driven by a reciprocable ram. The ram includes a pusher assembly adjacent the working end thereof for transmitting ram force to the collet assembly. The pusher assembly includes first and second push ...


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Richard C Acker: Automotive quick connect tube coupling. The Weatherhead Company, Pearne Gordon Sessions, March 4, 1980: US04191408 (24 worldwide citation)

A quick connect tube coupling sealingly couples a tube to a body solely by pushing the tube axially into the body. The tube is provided with a reduced diameter end portion and a conical ramp portion and an annular groove. The body has a passage extending therethrough which includes a nominal diamete ...