Patent Number: 6,305,407

Title: Safety hose system

Abstract: The present invention is a safety hose system for use in delivering water from a water supply source to an inlet connector of a washing machine. In one embodiment, the system comprises a first connector engageable with the inlet connector of the washer machine and a second connector engageable with the water supply source. The system further comprises a first hose having first and seconds end connected to the first and second connectors, respectively. The system further comprises a second hose disposed concentrically and sealed about the first hose and extending from the first connector to the second connector. The system further comprises a sealing material. The first and second ends of the second hose are molded to the first and second connector, respectively, by the sealing material to form an unitary one piece structure. The system may further comprise an over-spill portion formed by said second hose being disposed about the first hose. The over-spill portion comprises a water reactive material which will change the color of any water entering into the over-spill portion. The system further comprises a third hose having a first end engaged with the second hose and in communication with the over-spill portion. The third hose is made from a transparent material such that the color of any water passing there through can be visually observed. In operation, if the first hose should become damaged any water flowing through the first hose will be passed into the over-spill portion and into the third hose where it is safely discarded.

Inventors: Selby; William J. (Stoughton, MA)

Assignee: Samar, Inc.

International Classification: F16L 35/00 (20060101); F16L 011/20 (); F16L 055/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018