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Title:
CONNECTOR FOR FLEXIBLE AND SEMI-RIGID PIPINGS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2007019270
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
A connector for a flexible pipe comprises a connector body having an end portion for coupling to a flexible pipe. The end portion includes a frusto-conical portion and an adjacent cylindrical portion. The frusto-conical portion has its widest portion adjacent the cylindrical portion and has a diameter greater than the diameter of the cylindrical portion and forms a radially extending substantially transverse shoulder with the cylindrical portion to force the pipe to form a bulge around the shoulder. The frusto-conical portion has its narrowest portion with a diameter slightly less than the inside diameter of the pipe to facilitate insertion into the pipe. A ring has a cylindrical inner surface with an inside diameter substantially equal to the outside diameter of the pipe. The ring is positioned to overlie the shoulder thereby to compress the bulge against the shoulder and seal the pipe to the connector body.

Inventors:
MITTERSTEINER MELCHOR (CL)
BARRIENTOS SERGIO (CL)
Application Number:
US2006030365W
Publication Date:
April 03, 2008
Filing Date:
August 04, 2006
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Assignee:
THC INTERNATIONAL, LLC
International Classes:
F16L33/00
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