Tubing and connector assembly

  • US 7,093,859 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2004
  • Issued: 08/22/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A mold and tubing assembly comprising:

  • at least three silicone, hollow, flexible tubes each including a free end;

    a mold having first and second mold portions engaged to form a substantially closed cavity and supporting at least a portion of the three free ends within the mold;

    a passage forming assembly including rod portions disposed within the free ends of each of the three tubes; and

    curable liquid silicone disposed in the cavity about the portions of the three ends and at least a portion of the passage forming assembly, wherein the passage forming assembly is configured to form a generally smooth passage between the three tubes after the liquid silicone is cured and the rod portion is removed.

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