Global patent index - EP 0995062 A1

EP 0995062 A1 2000-04-26 - PIPE RETAINER

Title (en)

PIPE RETAINER

Title (de)

ROHRHALTER

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE FIXATION DE TUYAU

Publication

EP 0995062 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98932366 A

Priority

  • GB 9801968 W
  • GB 9714187 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9901692A1] A fixing member (20) for holding a pipe (10) to another member (40) comprises a bifurcated first section (22). The bifurcated first section (22) has two fingers (22a) which can be positioned adjacent an abutment surface (12, 36) on the pipe. The fingers (22a) are arranged one each side of the pipe (10). The second section (24) extends from the bifurcated first section and co-operates with the fixing part (18, 36) to inhibit separation of the pipe (10) from the other member. In a preferred embodiment both first and second sections are bifurcated. In another embodiment, one section is bifurcated and the other section comprises elongate arms with transversely directed locking surfaces which co-operate with the fixing part to hold the pipe in place. The fingers of the first bifurcated section may be joined by a loop defining an aperture so that the fixing member can be retained captive on the pipe during coupling and decoupling from the other member.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F16L 37/12; F16L 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16L 37/14 (2006.01); F16L 25/00 (2006.01); F16L 37/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F16L 25/0045 (2013.01); F16L 37/1225 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9901692A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9901692 A1 19990114; AU 8230398 A 19990125; CA 2294867 A1 19990114; EP 0995062 A1 20000426; GB 9714187 D0 19970910; JP 2001509567 A 20010724

INPADOC legal status

2000-09-13 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20000713

2000-04-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000121

2000-04-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT