Patents by Inventor Matthew Lutzke

Matthew Lutzke has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130307263
    Abstract: A quick connector assembly for quickly connecting and establishing fluid communication between a male end form having a bead and a hose or any other type of tube. The quick connector assembly includes a housing having a stem portion for receiving the hose and a female receiving portion for receiving the male end form. A plunger is disposed within the housing, and the plunger is biased in a first direction by a spring. The quick connector further includes a locker which is held in a non-engaged position until the male end form has been inserted into the housing until the bead moves the plunger in a second direction opposite of the first direction. Once the bead of the male end form clears the locker, the locker can be moved into an engaged position with the bead of the male end form being trapped between the locker and the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Parks, Matthew Lutzke
  • Publication number: 20070164564
    Abstract: A collet quick connect fluid coupling includes a self-centering structure that is received within a channel (36) in a pilot (32). The channel and self-centering leg (28) ensures the collet (26) is approximately centered within the housing (22) as a tube (38) is moved into the housing. This prevents misalignment of the collet relative to the tube (38). In a preferred embodiment, the collet (26) has a ramp ( 30) on an inwardly facing surface that cams along a surface on the pilot (32), assisting the collet (26) in expanding when a tube (38) is moved into a housing (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Matthew Lutzke, Brian Graichen
  • Publication number: 20050062287
    Abstract: A tube is insertable into a housing and secured by a collet connector. The tube has a first upset portion for actuating the collet and a second upset portion outwardly from the first upset portion. A retention clip has a first pair of arms which attach to a portion of the housing and a second pair of arms which attach to the tube outwardly of the second upset portion to further secure the tube within the housing. The end of each of the second pair of arms include a ramped surface. If the tube is not fully inserted within the housing before attaching clip, and thus the first upset portion has not fully actuated the collet, the ramps will cam along the second upset portion, thus pushing the tube into the housing and likewise the first upset portion through the collet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventor: Matthew Lutzke