Patent Number: 6,296,282

Title: Articulated connecting element for piping elements

Abstract: A gas tight articulated connecting element for piping elements includes: a flexible gas tight tube element to be securely connected with the piping elements; a supporting element disposed at a distance from the tube element at an exterior region thereof and including a plurality of supporting parts, each of the supporting parts being configured to be connected at one end thereof to a piping element adjacent thereto, and at another end thereof to an adjacent other end of an adjacent one of the supporting parts; and a flexible connection device disposed between adjacent ones of the supporting parts for connecting said another end to said an adjacent other end, the flexible connection device including an intermediate part made of an elastomer and being connected with the supporting parts in a locking connection.

Inventors: Burkhardt; Carlo (Grunbach, DE), Elsasser; Fabian (Straubenhardt, DE)

Assignee: Witzenmann GmbH Metallschlauch-Fabrik Pforzheim

International Classification: F01N 7/18 (20060101); F16L 27/00 (20060101); F16L 27/111 (20060101); F16L 027/107 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018