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Pub. No.:    WO/2014/197689    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041082
Publication Date: 11.12.2014 International Filing Date: 05.06.2014
F16L 13/14 (2006.01), B21D 39/08 (2006.01)
Applicants: KELTECH, INC. [US/US]; W142 N9109 Fountain Blvd. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051 (US)
Inventors: LUTZ, Ken; (US).
HARTMAN, Larry; (US)
Agent: SWIETLIK, Matthew, J.; Foley & Lardner LLP 3000 K Street NW Suite 500 Washington, District of Columbia 20007 (US)
Priority Data:
61/832,663 07.06.2013 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method of connecting a first fitting to a second fitting to provide a fluid coupling between the first fitting and the second fitting includes providing a first fitting having an exterior surface; providing a second fitting having an interior surface and an annular groove provided on the interior surface; positioning the first fitting at least partially within the second fitting; and deforming the first fitting in a generally annular direction to form an annular ridge extending at least partially into the annular groove to couple the first fitting to the second fitting.
(FR)La présente invention se rapporte à un procédé permettant de relier un premier raccord à un second raccord pour fournir un couplage fluidique entre le premier raccord et le second raccord, ledit procédé consistant à fournir un premier raccord comportant une surface extérieure ; à fournir un second raccord comportant une surface intérieure et une rainure annulaire formée sur la surface intérieure ; à positionner le premier raccord au moins partiellement dans le second raccord ; et à déformer le premier raccord dans une direction généralement annulaire afin de former une nervure annulaire qui s'étend au moins partiellement dans la rainure annulaire pour coupler le premier raccord au second raccord.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JP, KE, KG, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)