Universal gas valve key

  • US 7,055,412 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2005
  • Issued: 06/06/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A gas valve key consisting essentially of:

  • a handle piece including a handle portion and a handle socket portion, the handle socket portion defining a pair of ends, one end being unitarily formed to said handle portion, the other end having a first shaft receiving cavity having a substantially square cross-section disposed therein forming an opening on the other end of said socket portion;

    a longitudinal shaft being a solid bar having a substantially square cross-section and defining opposing ends, one end being force fit into said first receiving cavity of said handle socket portion to form a rigid interconnection between said handle piece and said longitudinal shaft; and

    a second socket defining a pair of ends, one end having a second shaft receiving cavity defining a substantially square cross-section, the second shaft receiving cavity being disposed within a body of said second socket and forming an opening on said one end of said second socket with the other end of said longitudinal shaft being force fit therein to form a rigid interconnection between said longitudinal shaft and said second socket, the other end of said second socket having a plurality of cascaded stem receiving cavities disposed therein and forming an opening on the other end of said second socket, each cascaded stem receiving cavity having a substantially square cross-section formed within said body of said second socket.

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