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Richard W Gilson, Edward F Windischman: Luer connector. Sherwood Medical, Stanley N Garber, William R O Meara, January 25, 1983: US04369781 (124 worldwide citation)

A fluid coupler for connecting two devices in locked fluid communication is provided which includes a body (12) having a male Luer lock connector (14) at one end connected in fluid communication with a female connector (28) at the other end. The female connector (28) is radially spaced from an outer ...


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Jay M Eppink: Coupling assembly. Halliburton Company, Conley Rose & Tayon, December 12, 1995: US05474334 (119 worldwide citation)

The coupling assembly includes a first pipe and a second pipe connected by a middle sub splined to an outer sleeve. Each pipe includes a tubular body having a first axis and a threaded pin end with a second axis. The middle sub includes threaded boxes on each end with a center seal bore. The threade ...


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Ricky R Ruschke: Luer connection system. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, John P Kirby Jr, Bradford R L Price, George H Gerstman, June 5, 1984: US04452473 (117 worldwide citation)

A luer connection system is provided in which a male luer connector (20) has a main body portion (22) and a front luer portion (24) with a locking ring (42) that is axially slidable along the main body portion (22). The locking ring (42) is adapted to threadedly engage a mating female luer device (5 ...


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Dimitrios G Oreopoulos, Gabor Zellerman deceased, by Robert G Price administrator: Connector. Fetherstonhaugh & Co, April 2, 1985: US04508367 (115 worldwide citation)

The invention is a coupler for interconnecting the ends of two fluid conduits wherein the connectors are each mounted inwardly of the open end of respective cupped members; the cupped members telescope one over the other and one of them has a flared end to assist in the initial alignment of the tele ...


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Larry E Reimert, James S Britton: Threaded connector. Dril Quip, E Richard Zamecki, May 2, 2000: US06056324 (108 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus are disclosed to complete a threaded connection between two connector members by relative rotation between the connectors, utilizing fluid pressure between them to overcome radial load resistance during make up by rotation, and thereafter to produce axial and radial loading in t ...


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Eschbaugh John T: Quick connect tube coupling joint. Parker Hannifin Corporation, Wolfram John N, July 30, 1974: US3826523 (107 worldwide citation)

A tube coupling joint in which a beaded tube with a packing ring and a collet with spring fingers mounted on the tube is attached to a coupling body by simply pushing the tube into the body. Upon such insertion the collet fingers spring radially behind a shoulder in the nut to prevent withdrawal of ...


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Manrico Oddenino: Snap-on fluidtight pipe connecting device. ITW Fastex Italia S p A, June 15, 1993: US05219185 (103 worldwide citation)

A snap-on device for butt connecting in fluidtight manner one or more pairs of pipes, in particular vehicle fuel supply pipes. The device consists of a cup-shaped body having at least a first integral pipe connected hydraulically to a seat inside the body; and a block connectable inside the seat and ...


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James F Arnold: Apparatus for rigidly interconnecting misaligned pipe ends. HydroTech International, August 30, 1977: US04045054 (103 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for rigidly interconnecting the ends of two pipes, such as two pipes whose axes are misaligned. It includes a pair of coupling members, each of which is adapted for connection at one end thereof to one of the pipes which are to be interconnected. One of the coupling members has attached ...


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Akira Kimura, Nobuo Kitao, Hiroshi Yasuda, Kiyoshi Isozaki, Hiroshi Nishimura, Yoshimasa Shimomura: Flexible supporting sheath for cables and the like. Tsubakimoto Chain Co, Howson and Howson, March 30, 1993: US05197767 (101 worldwide citation)

A universally articulable supporting sheath comprises an interconnected series of links, each having a convex spherical surface at one end, and a concave spherical surface at its opposite end. The concave and convex surfaces mate with one another to form the sheath. Special links having branch openi ...


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Michael C Chang: Alignable, threaded, sealed connection. Western Atlas International, Browning Bushman Zamecki & Anderson, March 13, 1990: US04907828 (101 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for assembling, aligning and securing a sealed connection. The apparatus and method of the present invention advantageously employ the mechanical leverage of a threaded connection, preferably square threads, to overcome the high O-ring sea ...