Patent Number: 7,464,726

Title: Modular system with captivated fastener assemblies

Abstract: A modular flow system having individual modules that connect in a manner which allows for easy addition or removal of a module without the need for or risk of disturbing the connection between all modules. The system may include a first base having a through bore in which a fastener is disposed. The first base may include portions or components adapted to capture or retain the fastener within the bore. While retained within the bore, the fastener may connect the first base to a second base.

Inventors: Mertes; Christopher J. (Twinsburg, OH), Zeiler; Daniel E. (Mentor, OH)

Assignee: Swagelok Company

International Classification: F16K 27/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-12-16 0:00:00