CONBRACO INDUSTRIES, INC.
|CONBRACO INDUSTRIES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120060376||PEX CLAMP RING REMOVAL TOOL - A cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing clamp ring removal tool including first and second handles pivotally connected, first and second jaw members pivotally connected to the first and second handles, respectively, a coarse adjuster slidably carried on the first handle including a stepped member defining first and second seating surfaces of different heights, the stepped member slidable relative to the first handle in a direction generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first handle, and a fine adjuster carried on the second handle positioned between the first and second handles and in alignment with the stepped member.||03-15-2012|
|20120042710||PEX CRIMP TOOL WITH CRIMPING INSERT RELEASE - A crimp tool including first and second handles pivotally connected to first and second jaw members, respectively, first and second crimping inserts engaging the first and second jaw members, respectively, each of the first and second crimping inserts having a catch protruding from a non-crimping surface thereof, and first and second hooks slidably attached to the first and second jaw members, respectively, the first and second hooks releasably engaging the protruding catches to retain the crimping inserts on the jaw members.||02-23-2012|
|20120042709||PEX CLAMP FASTENING TOOL - A clamp fastening tool including first and second handles pivotally connected at a common pivot point, first and second jaw members pivotally connected to the handles and independently pivotally interconnected through a common jaw connector, a ratchet pivotally connected at the common pivot point between the first and second handles, and an adjustable set screw threadably engaged in a sidewall of the first handle for adjusting the position of the ratchet with respect to the first handle.||02-23-2012|
|20110005610||SEPARATOR FOR A RELEASE VALVE - An improvement for a backflow release valve of the type used for a backflow event in a supply line is provided. The improvement includes an air-liquid separator in fluid communication with the release valve and the supply line for reducing the amount of air entrained within a liquid solution entering the release valve, thereby reducing the total volume of liquid solution entering the release valve and minimizing the entrainment of water into air breaking a vacuum condition in the supply line.||01-13-2011|
|20100294968||EXTENDED VALVE HANDLE - A valve handle assembly for a valve having an outwardly extending rotatable stem for opening and closing the valve by rotation of the stem includes a stop plate for engaging the stem, a handle for rotating the stem by engaging and rotating the stop plate, and a cup washer for engaging the handle and retaining the stop plate and handle on the stem upon placing a nut on the stem and tightening of the nut. The handle has an internal lip for retaining the handle and the cup washer has a raised flange for engaging the lip to retain the handle upon tightening of the nut.||11-25-2010|
|20090152483||CONDENSATE FREE VALVE HANDLE - The present invention provides a valve actuator for a valve that includes a cylindrical body that is thermally nonconductive and configured to engage a valve stem. A cylindrical adjuster is positioned coaxially with the body. A shaft extends through the adjuster and the adjuster is axially movable between a first position and a second position such that when the adjuster is in the first position a first engaging means engages a second engaging means thereby fixing the position of the adjuster relative to the body. When the adjuster is in the second position the adjuster is radially movable relative to the body. A spring is aligned with the shaft and configured to bias the adjuster toward the first position such that the first engaging means engages the second engaging means thereby fixing the position of the adjuster relative to the body.||06-18-2009|
|20080203723||DETACHABLE PIPE JOINT AND JOINING METHOD - A detachable pipe joint and a method of joining a pipe to a valve, coupling, fitting or the like without requiring a special tool is capable of withstanding the higher fluid pressure typically generated within a larger diameter pipe. The pipe joint includes a retainer body defining a passageway for receiving a pipe, a retainer nut defining a through passageway coaxial with the passageway of the retainer body and the pipe, and a retaining ring positioned within an open end of the retainer body between the retainer body and the pipe. Securing means on the retainer nut engage securing means on the retainer body to compress the retaining ring in a radial direction when the retainer nut is advanced in an axial direction towards the retainer body. The retaining ring has at least one, and preferably a plurality, of inwardly extending projections to retain the pipe within the pipe joint.||08-28-2008|
Patent applications by CONBRACO INDUSTRIES, INC.