Female hose couplings
United States Patent D736358

Melo, Michael (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Buchan, Mark (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Vaz, David (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Application Number:
Publication Date:
Filing Date:
Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 2301
Field of Search:
D23/262, D23/259, D32/31, D13/199, D13/153, D13/154, D13/133, D8/397, 81/121.1, 439/314, 439/578, 66/13
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Foreign References:
CN301952448June, 2012
Other References:
A Thousand Vacuum Efficient Generators Don't Even Equate One Vuototecnica Hose, Announced Sep. 21, 2012, [Site Visited May 13, 2015 ] http://www.vacuumdaily.net/2012/09/a-thousand-efficient-vacuum-generators-dont-even-equate-one-vuototecnica-hose/.
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Primary Examiner:
Windmuller, John
Assistant Examiner:
Mcneil, Luqman
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman LLP

1. The ornamental design for a female hose coupling, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a right side front perspective view of a female hose coupling;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of a female hose coupling, the back elevation view being identical to that shown;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevation view of a female hose coupling; the left side elevation view being identical to that shown;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of a female hose coupling; and,

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of a female hose coupling.

The female hose coupling design as illustrated includes a ten-faceted surface in which each of the two opposed larger facets (see FIGS. 3 and 4) is approximately twice the width of any one of the other smaller eight facets.

The broken line showing is included for the purpose of illustrating environment and forms no part of the claimed design.