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1. (WO2018127750) FLUID CONNECTOR WITH FULL INSERTION ASSURANCE CAP DISCONNECT TOOL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127750    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/057794
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F16L 37/088
F16L 37/12
B25B 27/00
B25B 27/10
F16L 37/098
Applicants: OETIKER NY, INC.
Inventors: KUJAWSKI JR., James
FREMONT, Bradley
STEVELEY, Kip
Title: FLUID CONNECTOR WITH FULL INSERTION ASSURANCE CAP DISCONNECT TOOL
Abstract:
A disconnect tool (700) for disconnecting an assurance cap (600) mounted over a tubular member (424) of a fluid connector assembly in a connector body (426) to which the tubular member (424) is locked by a retainer clip carried on the connector body (426). The disconnect tool (702) includes an annular collar (702). A plurality of axial fingers (720, 722, 724, 726) extend from the collar (702) and engage primary latch fingers (620) of the assurance cap (600) where end projections of the primary latch fingers (620) are locked in a exterior groove (476) on the connector body (426). Insertion of the disconnect tool (700) through the assurance cap (600) urges the ends of the fingers (720, 722, 724, 726) into engagement with the primary latch fingers (620) of the assurance cap (600) bending the primary fingers (620) radially outward to separate the projections of the primary latch fingers (620) from the groove on (476) the connector body (426) enabling the assurance cap (600) to be separated from the connector body (426).