Fitting for use with corrugated tubing

  • US 6,428,052 B1
  • Filed: 06/21/2000
  • Issued: 08/06/2002
  • 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 having a body sealing surface;

    a locating sleeve extending beyond said body sealing surface, said locating sleeve being positionable within the corrugated tubing to align the corrugated tubing with the body, said locating sleeve having a locating sleeve surface at an angle relative to the body sealing surface, said angle being other than zero degrees;

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

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

    wherein said body sealing surface and said collet sealing surface are juxtaposed, 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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