Fluid coupling



The ornamental design for the fluid coupling, as shown and described.
FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of the fluid coupling. FIG. 2 is a side view thereof; and, FIG. 3 is an end view thereof. The broken lines showing aspects of the fluid coupling are for the purpose of illustrating environmental structure and form no part of the claimed design.



Download Full PDF Version (Non-Commercial Use)

Patent Citations (100)

    Publication numberPublication dateAssigneeTitle
    US-6012743-AJanuary 11, 2000HutchinsonQuick connection device for fluid conduit under pressure
    US-5938244-AAugust 17, 1999Colder Products CompanyApparatus for forming fluid tight seal between coupling body and insert
    US-5555908-ASeptember 17, 1996Becton, Dickinson And CompanyValved PRN adapter for medical access devices
    US-6669168-B2December 30, 2003Swagelok CompanyQuick connect coupling
    US-2008221469-A1September 11, 2008George John ShevchukFitting and fluid-conveying device connected thereto
    US-3913615-AOctober 21, 1975Pall CorpFlat-lapped valve cartridge assembly with caged poppet
    DE-1298378-BJune 26, 1969Legris Fils SaSchnellkupplung fuer Schlaeuche und Rohre
    US-2006076419-A1April 13, 2006Colder Products CompanyCoupler with radio frequency identification tag
    US-4296950-AOctober 27, 1981Dresser Industries, Inc.Corrosion resistant pipe joint
    US-5127678-AJuly 07, 1992Henning Steven AAirhose damage protection
    US-3799584-AMarch 26, 1974Robroy IndCorrosion resistant seal for compression couplings
    US-5709243-AJanuary 20, 1998Aeroquip CorporationLow spill female coupling
    US-5911403-AJune 15, 1999Colder Products CompanyValve and method for assembling the same
    US-5451031-ASeptember 19, 1995Dynaquip Controls CorporationQuick-connect-disconnect non-mar coupling
    US-3994317-ANovember 30, 1976Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Pipe coupling
    US-4946455-AAugust 07, 1990Rosen Robert JMedical tubing connector
    US-4613112-ASeptember 23, 1986Essex Industries, Inc.Quick-disconnect fitting for gas line connection
    US-7407165-B1August 05, 2008Hutchinson Fts, Inc.Composite sleeve for sealing a tubular coupling
    US-5072756-ADecember 17, 1991Scholle CorporationValve assembly for fluid line connection
    US-2503349-AApril 11, 1950Joseph A MitchellDentifrice-dispensing toothbrush
    US-5255713-AOctober 26, 1993Scholle CorporationValve with integral plastic spring for poppet
    US-3707335-ADecember 26, 1972Whirlpool CoWater pump
    US-5090747-AFebruary 25, 1992Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Coupling socket
    US-5193579-AMarch 16, 1993Filterwerk Mann & Hummel GmbhInternal combustion engine lubricating oil filter valve
    US-5494074-AFebruary 27, 1996Colder Products CompanyQuick connection coupling valve assembly
    US-4182370-AJanuary 08, 1980The Hansen Manufacturing CompanyAir conditioning charging apparatus coupling
    US-6024124-AFebruary 15, 2000Colder Products CompanyLow spill high flow quick coupling valve assembly
    US-D387146-SDecember 02, 1997Australasian Steel Products Pty Ltd.Combined hose and flow line coupling member
    US-2005134044-A1June 23, 2005Svetlik Harvey E.Mechanical joint bell adapter for polyethylene pipe
    US-3415299-ADecember 10, 1968American Hospital Supply CorpBottom emptying urine collection container
    US-D368304-SMarch 26, 1996Australasian Steel Products Pty. Ltd.Combined hose and flow line coupling member
    US-4880029-ANovember 14, 1989Auto-Valve, Inc.Drain valve
    US-4863201-ASeptember 05, 1989Hall Surgical Division Of Zimmer, Inc.Coupling assembly
    US-D602128-SOctober 13, 2009Colder Products CompanyCoupling insert
    US-6019348-AFebruary 01, 2000Dana CorporationQuick-connection of a fuel fill pipe to a fuel tank
    EP-0950503-B1February 25, 2004Siegfried Hofmann GmbHVerfahren zur Herstellung von thermoplastischen Hohlkörpern
    US-4957314-ASeptember 18, 1990Allied Tube & Conduit CorporationConduit coupling assembly
    US-5639064-AJune 17, 1997Colder Products CompanyDispensing valve
    US-433750-AAugust 05, 1890Pipe-joint
    US-6692038-B2February 17, 2004Robert Bosch GmbhPlug connection device
    GB-1359859-AJuly 10, 1974Racek AFiller valve for gas tank of a gas lighter and method of making the same
    US-4538658-ASeptember 03, 1985Bridge Products, Inc.Tire valve assembly
    US-4137930-AFebruary 06, 1979Scholle CorporationSingle operation normally closed coupling valve
    US-2005001425-A1January 06, 2005Colder Products CompanyCoupler and method of making molded coupler
    US-5975489-ANovember 02, 1999Colder Products CompanyValve and method for assembling the same
    US-5271429-ADecember 21, 1993Filterwerk Mann & Hummel GmbhInternal combustion engine lubricating oil filter valve
    US-5884943-AMarch 23, 1999Gardena Kress + Kastner GmbhSleeve of a gardening tool, particularly coupling sleeve of a quick hose coupling
    US-5215122-AJune 01, 1993Aeroquip CorporationQuick disconnect fluid coupling with integral pressure relief feature
    US-5917148-AJune 29, 1999Woehl; Roger, Goett; Edward P.Strain relief for electrical fittings
    US-4418716-ADecember 06, 1983The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Air ForceTwo-way flow valve
    US-5533548-AJuly 09, 1996Caterpillar Inc.Valving interface for a poppet valve
    US-5733145-AMarch 31, 1998Tescorp Seismic Products, Inc.Seal assembly for overmolded metal structure
    US-4566723-AJanuary 28, 1986Alfred Karcher Gmbh & Co.Coupler for hose lines of high-pressure cleaning and spraying equipment
    US-4979721-ADecember 25, 1990Bridge Products, Inc.Check valve having combined quick disconnect wrench flat defining ridge
    GB-2140132-ANovember 21, 1984Mardon IllingworthTap for a liquid container
    US-2002041094-A1April 11, 2002Stephen TwymanInsulating collar for quick release fittings
    US-2005166884-A1August 04, 2005Siemens Vdo Automotive, Inc.Intake manifold having integrated features
    US-2004032124-A1February 19, 2004Lefere Robert M., Mack Brian A., Karl Terry L., Brittain John P., Curl Bruce L.Fitting for textile reinforced hose
    US-5158327-AOctober 27, 1992Neil RoweHydraulic hose coupling handle and method of making same
    US-3097865-AJuly 16, 1963Aeroquip CorpQuick release pipe joint
    US-2002139423-A1October 03, 2002The Meyer CompanyHalf-tube seal adapter coupling for beverage systems
    US-7156423-B2January 02, 20073M Innovative Properties CompanyPlastic tube joint
    US-5636877-AJune 10, 1997Dyna Controls CorporationSwivel connection
    GB-756608-ASeptember 05, 1956Snap Tite IncQuick detachable pipe couplers
    US-2009067919-A1March 12, 2009Jonathan Clark Swift, Geoffrey Richard KeastQuick connect coupling
    DE-1115540-BOctober 19, 1961High Pressure Components LtdVerriegelungseinrichtung fuer Steckkupplungen an Rohr- oder Schlauchleitungen
    US-5052725-AOctober 01, 1991Colder Products CompanyTwo piece molded female coupling
    US-5604681-AFebruary 18, 1997Dover CorporationCoupler identification systems
    US-5462313-AOctober 31, 1995Form Rite CorporationQuick connect coupling
    US-4903942-AFebruary 27, 1990Uniflex Utiltime S.P.A.Coupling device with retained actuating members
    US-5403041-AApril 04, 1995Aeroquip GmbhTube- or hose connector for the transport of a fluid
    US-D313067-SDecember 18, 1990Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.Quick release coupling
    EP-1298377-A2April 02, 2003Eaton Aeroquip, Inc.Raccord
    DE-19809989-A1September 16, 1999Mann & Hummel FilterVentil für eine Filteranordnung und ein Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung
    US-5104158-AApril 14, 1992Colder Products CompanyTwo piece molded female coupling
    US-5452736-ASeptember 26, 1995Faster S. R. L.Rapid fastener, for connecting pipelines for systems for conveying pressurized gas
    US-3450424-AJune 17, 1969Wiggins Inc E BSelf-locking coupling
    US-4679618-AJuly 14, 1987General Motors CorporationDraincock and drain hole for a liquid vessel
    US-4275907-AJune 30, 1981Huntal Manufacturing Company IncorporatedQuick connectable coupling
    US-5316041-AMay 31, 1994Colder Product CompanyQuick connection coupling valve assembly
    US-5582201-ADecember 10, 1996S. H. Leggitt CompanyGas safety shutoff apparatus
    US-6050295-AApril 18, 2000Fastest, Inc.High flow valved fitting
    US-2006196556-A1September 07, 2006Colder Products CompanyPoppet Valve Member
    US-6649829-B2November 18, 2003Colder Products CompanyConnector apparatus and method for connecting the same for controlling fluid dispensing
    US-5406980-AApril 18, 1995Aeroquip CorporationDeep drawn quick connect coupling
    US-5845943-ADecember 08, 1998Colder Products CompanyHybrid insert for fluid couplings
    US-5980175-ANovember 09, 1999Zimmerman; Dean C.Adapter for mounting a coaxial coupler within an opening formed in a planar-surfaced structure
    US-4447040-AMay 08, 1984Systron-DonnerFluid line coupling with relief valve
    DE-10110194-A1March 14, 2002Dezidata GmbhPipeline identification element has identity signal source and associated coupling element in which signal source is integrated, which forms insulating part, connects two parts of product line
    US-2006138704-A1June 29, 2006Colder Products CompanyCoupler and method of making molded coupler
    US-5381836-AJanuary 17, 1995The Boc Group PlcFluid delivery system
    US-2005076669-A1April 14, 2005Maytag CorporationAir tunnel diverter and method of installing same
    US-2003062498-A1April 03, 2003Colder Products CompanyClosure valve apparatus for fluid dispensing
    US-2002170731-A1November 21, 2002Colder Products CompanyConnector apparatus and method for connecting the same for controlling fluid dispensing
    US-2004251683-A1December 16, 2004Fisher William C., Chapman Charles Lee, Girod Kenneth Paul, Huebner Kenneth L., Gregory Kreczko, Maxim Levine, Lininger Thomas B., Shircliff Joshua D., We Sung TaekUniversal fitting nipple
    US-6554320-B2April 29, 2003Parker-Hannifin CorporationQuick connect/disconnect coupling
    US-6978800-B2December 27, 2005Colder Products CompanyClosure device with self-aligning poppet
    US-2005087981-A1April 28, 2005Yuji Yamada, Shigeo Oi, Naohito NonoyamaPipe joint
    GB-1212777-ANovember 18, 1970Aro CorpValved safety speed pipe coupler
    US-4892117-AJanuary 09, 1990Aeroquip CorporationRefrigeration coupling

NO-Patent Citations (4)

    Exhibit A GLS Corporation, Overmolding Guide, Rev. 082704; front cover, table of contents, pp. 1 through 31, back cover, © 2004.
    Exhibit B IMM Magazine Article Archive, "Design and Material Advice from the Pros, Part 1: Overmolding ABCs," 4 pages, printed Aug. 3, 2005.
    Exhibit C Plastics 101, "Two-Shot Molding of Thermoplastic Elastomers," 9 pages, May 1992.
    International Search Report mailed Nov. 21, 2006.

Cited By (40)

    Publication numberPublication dateAssigneeTitle
    US-2011127767-A1June 02, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Releasable Connection Assembly for Joining Tubing Sections
    US-8113546-B2February 14, 2012Value Plastics, Inc.Latching female fluid tubing coupler
    US-8235426-B2August 07, 2012Nordson CorporationLatch assembly for joining two conduits
    US-8397756-B2March 19, 2013Nordson CorporationFluid conduit couplers with depressible latch mechanism
    US-8448994-B2May 28, 2013Nordson CorporationLatch assembly for joining two conduits
    US-8596688-B2December 03, 2013Nordson CorporationLatch assembly for joining two conduits
    US-9016314-B2April 28, 2015Asatek Danmark A/SFluid connector for a cooling system
    US-9046205-B2June 02, 2015Nordson CorporationFluid connector latches with profile lead-ins
    US-9249590-B2February 02, 2016Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.Fluid flow deflector assemblies principally for connection to sweep tail hoses of automatic swimming pool cleaners
    US-9388929-B2July 12, 2016Nordson CorporationMale bayonet connector
    US-9464741-B2October 11, 2016Nordson CorporationButton latch with integrally molded cantilever springs
    US-9732891-B2August 15, 2017General Electric CompanyMale bayonet connector
    US-9752714-B2September 05, 2017Eldon James Corp.Releasable valved coupler
    US-D649240-SNovember 22, 2011Value Plastics, Inc.Male dual lumen bayonet connector
    US-D654573-SFebruary 21, 2012Value Plastics, Inc.Female quick connect fitting
    US-D665481-SAugust 14, 2012Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.Fluid flow deflector
    US-D698440-SJanuary 28, 2014Nordson CorporationConnector for fluid tubing
    US-D699840-SFebruary 18, 2014Nordson CorporationMale body of connector for fluid tubing
    US-D699841-SFebruary 18, 2014Nordson CorporationFemale body of connector for fluid tubing
    US-D709612-SJuly 22, 2014Nordson CorporationFemale dual lumen connector
    US-D712537-SSeptember 02, 2014Nordson CorporationConnector for fluid tubing
    US-D731627-SJune 09, 2015John Guest International LimitedFluid connector
    US-D731628-SJune 09, 2015John Guest International LimitedFluid connector
    US-D733846-SJuly 07, 2015John Guest International LimitedFluid connector
    US-D741457-SOctober 20, 2015John Guest Internaitonal LimitedFluid connector
    US-D741458-SOctober 20, 2015John Guest International LimitedFluid connector
    US-D741459-SOctober 20, 2015John Guest International LimitedFluid connector
    US-D745116-SDecember 08, 2015Fiskars Oyj AbpConnector
    US-D746959-SJanuary 05, 2016Neoperl GmbhFlexible hose with hose connection or hose fittings
    US-D752719-SMarch 29, 2016Fiskars Oyj AbpConnector
    US-D761395-SJuly 12, 2016Colder Products CompanyFluid coupling
    US-D762826-SAugust 02, 2016Colder Products CompanyFluid coupling
    US-D775314-SDecember 27, 2016Neoperl GmbhFlexible hose with hose connection or hose fittings
    US-D784495-SApril 18, 2017Robertshaw Controls CompanyFluid line connector
    US-D785143-SApril 25, 2017Karl E. GreerShaft end for connecting to a degas coupler
    US-D785790-SMay 02, 2017General Electric CompanyMale dual lumen bayonet connector
    US-D788890-SJune 06, 2017Colder Products CompanyCoupling
    US-D788891-SJune 06, 2017Karl E. GreerShaft for connecting to a degas coupler
    US-D789187-SJune 13, 2017Baldor Electric CompanyCoupling
    US-D806833-SJanuary 02, 2018Robertshaw Controls CompanyFluid line connector