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Title:
ARCUATE SNAP COUPLER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/009236
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Pipe ends having radial flanges may be easily attached by an arcuate snap coupler having a channel for receiving portions of spaced face to face flanges on respective pipe end portions to be connected. The flanges may be formed directly on the pipe end portions, or may be formed by coupler body pieces attached to the pipe end portions. The arcuate snap coupler includes an open channel portion having two parallel side walls spaced apart a distance equal to the maximum desired distance over the face to face flanges when the two pipe end portions are joined together, a first hinge portion for rotatable attachment to a first fastener bolt extending between the flanges, and a second hinge portion for attachment to a second fastener bolt extending between the flanges after rotation of the coupler to receive the flange portions in the channel.

Inventors:
GILL, Ajit, Singh (4169 Bennion Road, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119, US)
Application Number:
US2011/043457
Publication Date:
March 20, 2014
Filing Date:
July 08, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
GILL, Ajit, Singh (4169 Bennion Road, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119, US)
International Classes:
F16L37/096
Foreign References:
US20080106096A12008-05-08
US3042430A1962-07-03
US5540547A1996-07-30
US5752724A1998-05-19
US20060254030A12006-11-16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MALLINCKRODT, Robert, R. et al. (Thorpe North & Western, LLPP.O. BOX 121, Sandy UT, 84091-1219, US)
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