Adaptable tip tubing connector

Pipe joints or couplings – Elbow


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285423, 285DIG16, 604257, 604283, 604905, F16L 2500




An improved tubing connector with a connecting tip designed to adapt all sizes of tubing commonly employed in nasogastric and gastrostomy feeding. This tubing connector comprises a one-piece hollow unit having at one end a smooth tapered sleeve with an outer concentric shielding member which end serves as means for permanent attachment to a standard sized supply tube such as an out-dwelling tube attached to a reservoir; and at the other end, representing the adaptable connecting tip, an outwardly flared portion where the flaring is accomplished first by smooth taper in the tip end area and then by multiple tapered flanges of increasing diameter as distance from the tip end lengthens. This novel embodiment of adaptable connecting tip features permits a secure fit regardless of tubing size, but with ease of connection and disconnection. These characteristics are highly desirable for use with in-dwelling surgical tubing which requires delicate manipulation.

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