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Title:
IRRIGATION PIPE COUPLER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/123827
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An irrigation pipe coupler (10) can engage an open end of an irrigation pipe with its forward end. The coupler has a nipple (24) and an outer collar (20). The nipple has an outwardly projecting barb (38) and the collar surrounds the nipple and has an inwardly projecting bulge. The collar is slidably moved along the nipple between forward and rear terminal positions while being kept spaced radially outwardly from the nipple via a peripheral gap that is re-defined for each new position of the collar along the nipple. At each such new position the gap has a narrow region measured in the radial direction where the collar is closest to the nipple and the narrow region gets smaller at least during at least part of the forward movement of the collar along the nipple.

Inventors:
KEREN, Ron (D.N. Negev, Kibbutz Hatzerim, 85420, IL)
Application Number:
IB2012/050520
Publication Date:
November 22, 2012
Filing Date:
February 04, 2012
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Assignee:
NETAFIM LTD (10 Derech Hashalom, Tel-Aviv, 67892, IL)
KEREN, Ron (D.N. Negev, Kibbutz Hatzerim, 85420, IL)
International Classes:
F16L33/22
Domestic Patent References:
WO2007049053A12007-05-03
Foreign References:
US4278279A1981-07-14
US6416085B12002-07-09
EP1215433A12002-06-19
US4903995A1990-02-27
FR1290295A1962-04-13
US6641177B12003-11-04
EP2025988A12009-02-18
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JAFFE Eytan (Netafim Ltd, Patent DepartmentD.N. Hefer, Kibbutz Magal, 38845, IL)
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