Patent Number: 6,612,619

Title: Quick coupler retention clip and method

Abstract: A quick coupler retention clip is disclosed for preventing an inadvertentdisconnection of a quick coupler. The clip device includes a unitary cliphaving a first and a second end. The first end of the clip is of annularconfiguration so that the body of the coupler extends through the annularfirst end for anchoring the first end of the clip relative to the body.The second end of the clip is a C-shaped configuration to removably engagea groove defined between a collar and the body of the coupler. A strapextends between the first and second ends of the clip for securing thefirst and second ends of the clip together. The disconnection of the bodyfrom the port of the quick coupler is permitted only when the C-shapedsecond end is removed from engagement with the groove so that inadvertentdisconnection of the body from the port is prevented.

Inventors: Wieder; Martin H. (Watertown, WI)


International Classification: F16L 37/00 (20060101); F16L 055/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015