Water valve assembly having attachment mechanism which prevents a fluid conduit from becoming detached from a valve body

  • US 5,964,447 A
  • Filed: 04/03/1997
  • Issued: 10/12/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A water valve assembly, comprising:

  • a valve body having defined therein (1) a first channel, and (2) a first threaded portion;

    a first stop attached to said valve body;

    a second stop attached to said valve body, said second stop being positioned relative to said first stop such that a recess is defined therebetween; and

    an attachment mechanism having a base and an arm attached to said base, said attachment mechanism having defined therein (1) a second channel, and (2) a second threaded portion,wherein said arm includes a tab,wherein said arm is positionable in a first lowered position relative to said base when said tab is located outside of said recess,wherein said arm is positionable in a second lowered position relative to said base when said tab is located within said recess, andwherein said tab contacts said first stop so as to move said arm relative to said base when said arm is moved from said first lowered position to said second lowered position.

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