Patent Number: 6,757,950

Title: Rotatable quick connector stuffer pin

Abstract: A stuffer pin for a rotatable, two part fluid quick connector carries the seal elements and a retainer housing carrying a retainer for mounting the seal elements in the bore of a first component of the fluid quick connector and positioning the retainer housing for locking and rotatable engagement with the first component. A flange on the stuffer pin prevents premature movement of the retainer in the retainer housing to the fully latched position until the stuffer pin is removed from the assembled two part fluid quick connector. The flange does not interfere with the ability of the stuffer pin to carry an axially displaceable retainer in the retainer housing.

Inventors: Malone; Dave S. (Attica, MI)

Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.

International Classification: F16L 37/098 (20060101); F16L 37/00 (20060101); F16L 37/084 (20060101); B23P 019/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/06/2021