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Title:
PLASTIC TUBE JOINT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004092631
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A connector assembly for creating a plastic tube joint in a length of plastic tubing (100) having a distal end (140), a proximal end (130) and a hollow lumen (160) includes forming a flare in the tube proximate the proximal end thereof by means of a flared ferrule (110) disposed in the lumen (160) and defining a void between the flare and the proximal end of the tubing, the void being defined between the ferrule (110) and a collet (115), the tubing (100) contracting into the void, and forming a neck between the ferrule (110) and the collet (115) proximate the ferrule flare (100), the neck substantially permanently capturing the tubing (100) contracted into the void; and substantially permanently bonding the collet (115) to a connector body (120). A connector assembly for simultaneously forming a plastic tube joint in a pair of plastic tubes (100) is further included as is a method for simultaneously forming a plastic tube joint in a pair of plastic tubes (100).

Inventors:
MARKS NATHAN E (US)
Application Number:
US2004010923W
Publication Date:
February 17, 2005
Filing Date:
April 09, 2004
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
PENTAPURE INCORPORATED
MARKS, NATHAN, E.
International Classes:
F16L13/02; F16L39/00; F16L47/00; F16L47/02; (IPC1-7): F16L35/00; F16L39/00
Foreign References:
US3753575A1973-08-21
US5462313A1995-10-31
Other References:
See also references of EP 1613887A2
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