Patent 6227757 Issued on May 8, 2001. Estimated Expiration Date: September 14, 2018. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A device for connecting together a first tube and a second tube placed at a 90° angle with respect to one another. The device includes a flat base placed between the two tubes, and pierced with at least two holes, yokes for joining together the first tube with the base and for partially surrounding at least a portion of the first tube, and collars for joining the second tube and the base, the collars partially surrounding at least a portion of the second tube and interacting with the holes and with the yokes. The device may be used for connecting together pipes, especially in a gallery or a cell in the nuclear industry.