Seal retainer

  • US 5,713,582 A
  • Filed: 01/03/1997
  • Issued: 02/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A seal retainer for coupling at least one seal thereto, comprising:

  • a substantially flat, flexible body portion lying in a plane and with at least one seal receiving aperture; and

    at least one resilient retaining element integrally formed with said body portion as a one-piece, unitary member, said at least one retaining element extending inwardly from said body portion into said at least one seal receiving aperture to a free end, said at least one retaining element being resiliently cantilevered relative to said body portion to permit said free end of said at least one retaining element to be resiliently deflected out of said plane of said body to engage a cavity in the seal.

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