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1. (WO2017040082) UNLOCKING TOOL FOR QUICK CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040082    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047970
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16L 37/12
F16L 37/091
F16L 37/133
F16L 37/14
Applicants: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
PARKS, Brian, A.
Inventors: PARKS, Brian, A.
Title: UNLOCKING TOOL FOR QUICK CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
The quick release tool includes a U-shaped body which presents a base that has a first side and a second side. The body also has a pair of legs that are spaced laterally from one another and extend away from the first side of the base to respective distal ends. Each of the distal ends presents a pair of ledges that are spaced longitudinally from one another to receive fingers on the locker of the quick connector assembly. The base of the U-shaped body presents a living hinge which is spaced laterally between the legs for pivoting the distal ends of the legs away from one another in response to the application of a force onto the second side of the base, thereby allowing the locker to be moved from the locked position to the unlocked position.