Patent Number: 6,308,741

Title: Scuff cover for starter hose or cable

Abstract: A scuff cover (10) for protecting an elongate inner element (14), such as a hose or a cable, comprises a flexible base tube (30) having an inner surface (34) defining a central passage (38) for movably receiving the inner element. The base tube (30) has an outer surface (36). A rub strip (40) projects from the outer surface (36) of the base tube (30). The rub strip (40) comprises an inner layer of material (42) on the base tube (30) and an outer layer of material (44). The outer layer of material (44) has a lower coefficient of friction than the inner layer of material (42) and forms the radially outermost surface of the scuff cover (10). The outer layer of material (44) is preferably ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene.

Inventors: Payne; Roger A. (Alliance, OH)

Assignee: Salem-Republic Rubber Company

International Classification: F16L 11/12 (20060101); F16L 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018