Female hose coupling
United States Patent D738471

Melo, Michael (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Buchan, Mark (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Vaz, David (Pawtucket, RI, US)
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Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, RI, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 2301
Field of Search:
D23/262, D23/265, D23/393, D23/269, D23/260, D13/154, D13/133, D13/151, D8/397, 285/248, 285/222.5, 285/52, 285/86, 285/322, 439/578, 439/321, 81/121.1, 66/13
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Foreign References:
CN302123994October, 2012
CN302124000October, 2012
Other References:
A Garden Hose Gender Changer—Male to Female, Announced Nov. 5, 2011, [Site Visited May 11, 2015] http://rougeriverworkshop.blogspot.com/2011/11/garden-hose-gender-changer-male-to.html.
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Primary Examiner:
Windmuller, John
Assistant Examiner:
Mcneil, Luqman
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman

1. A female hose coupling, as shown and described.


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

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view of a female hose coupling; all sides being identical to that shown;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of a female hose coupling;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of a female hose coupling;

FIG. 5 is a right perspective view of a second embodiment of a female hose coupling; and,

FIG. 6 is a side elevation view of the female hose coupling illustrated in FIG. 5, all sides being identical to that shown.

The broken lines in the figures are included for the purpose of illustrating environment and form no part of the claimed design.

Two embodiments of the female hose coupling design are illustrated. In each embodiment, the aspects illustrated by FIGS. 3 and 4 identically apply to both embodiments. The female hose coupling design includes a twelve faceted surface and a circumferentially disposed channel.