Preassembled fitting for use with corrugated tubing

  • US 6,079,749 A
  • Filed: 08/04/1997
  • Issued: 06/27/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A fitting for use with corrugated tubing, said fitting comprising:

  • a body including a conduit for providing access to the corrugated tubing, said body having a body sealing surface;

    a locating sleeve positioned in said body and extending away from said body sealing surface, said locating sleeve being positionable within the corrugated tubing to align the corrugated tubing with the body;

    a nut for engaging said body, said nut including an internal cavity; and

    a collet positioned within said cavity, said collet including a unitary, cylindrical body having a plurality of slots formed therein extending partially along the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body, said slots defining a plurality of resilient collet sections connected to said unitary, cylindrical body, said collet having a collet sealing surface;

    wherein said body sealing surface and said collet sealing surface are juxtaposed said nut contacting said collet, said collet sealing surface and said body sealing surface being moved towards each other upon said nut engaging said body to compress the corrugated tubing therebetween.

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