Patent Number: 6,305,621

Title: Pivoting fluid conduit joint and one-way brake

Abstract: A pivoting joint with a ball and socket joined by trunnions for use in fluid conduits, particularly firefighting devices such as portable monitors and the like. The pivoting joint can be used on an inlet of the device to provide a pivoting motion for one or more inlet hoses, and/or on the outlet of the device to direct the discharge in one or more directions. An optional one-way brake can be used to limit unintended movement about one or more axis of motion.

Inventors: Kolacz; David J. (Plymouth, IN), Mack; Ross (Valparaiso, IN), Steingass; Robert W. (Valparaiso, IN), Tylisz; Brian M. (Valparaiso, IN)

Assignee: Task Force Tips, Inc.

International Classification: A62C 31/00 (20060101); A62C 31/24 (20060101); F16L 27/02 (20060101); F16L 27/08 (20060101); F16L 27/00 (20060101); B05B 015/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018