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(11) EP 2 664 839 A3

(12) EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88) Date of publication A3:
26.07.2017 Bulletin 2017/30

(43) Date of publication A2:
20.11.2013 Bulletin 2013/47

(21) Application number: 13168084.5

(22) Date of filing: 16.05.2013
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F17C 13/00(2006.01)
(84) Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30) Priority: 17.05.2012 GB 201208765

(71) Applicant: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
80331 M√ľnchen (DE)

(72) Inventors:
  • Wales, Duncan
    Peterborough PE5 7 AX (GB)
  • Doerner, Wolfgang
    81375 Muenchen (DE)

(74) Representative: Christie, Gemma Louise 
The Linde Group Intellectual Property 10 Priestley Road The Surrey Research Park
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XY
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XY (GB)

   


(54) Valve guard retention device


(57) A device for retaining valve guards on cylinders. The device comprises an interface feature which is arranged to couple with a retention feature of an associated cylinder valve assembly thereby preventing uncontrolled separation of the retention device from the cylinder. The retention device may be a separate component or integral with the valve guard.







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