Patent Number: 6,168,209

Title: Keyed cap for gas outlet valve

Abstract: A gas valve apparatus is configured to receive a gas specific adapter. The apparatus includes a gas valve body having a first end configured to be coupled to a gas connection and a second end. A keyed body is configured to receive the second end of the gas valve body. The keyed body has a first keying mechanism. The apparatus also includes a cap coupled to the keyed body. The cap includes a keyed front face having a gas outlet configured to receive the gas specific adapter. The cap also includes a second keying mechanism configured to mate with the first keying mechanism on the keyed body to permit the cap to be coupled to the keyed body.

Inventors: Cope; Robert L. (Lawrenceville, GA), Davis; Roger A. (Suwanee, GA), Seem; David D. (Alpharetta, GA), Gomez; James D. (Norcross, GA), Plyler; Phillip B. (Atlanta, GA), Raby; Max E. (Norcross, GA), Cisternino; Andrew J. (Atlanta, GA), Dutlinger; Robert P. (Alpharetta, GA), Kaplan; Eric J. (Atlanta, GA), Bullington; James E. (Buford, GA)

Assignee: Hill-Rom Medaes, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 16/08 (20060101); F16L 021/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018