US 11,052,621 B2
Combination structure for a hose connected between an air compressor and a tire
Wen-San Chou, Tainan (TW)
Assigned to UNIK WORLD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., Tainan (TW)
Filed by UNIK WORLD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., Tainan (TW)
Filed on Dec. 14, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/221,216.
Prior Publication US 2019/0193349 A1, Jun. 27, 2019
Int. Cl. B29C 73/16 (2006.01); B60C 29/06 (2006.01); B60S 5/04 (2006.01); B29L 30/00 (2006.01); F04B 41/02 (2006.01); F04B 15/00 (2006.01); F04F 1/18 (2006.01); F04B 39/12 (2006.01); F04B 23/02 (2006.01); F04B 39/00 (2006.01)
CPC B29C 73/166 (2013.01) [B60C 29/062 (2013.01); B60S 5/04 (2013.01); F04B 15/00 (2013.01); F04B 23/02 (2013.01); F04B 39/0016 (2013.01); F04B 39/121 (2013.01); F04B 39/123 (2013.01); F04B 41/02 (2013.01); F04F 1/18 (2013.01); B29L 2030/00 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A combination structure for a hose connected between an air compressor and a tire, the air compressor including a box, a compressor unit being installed in the box, a sealant bottle being installed on the box, the compressor unit being configured to be electrically started to generate compressed air, the sealant bottle containing therein a chemical sealant and having an inlet connected to an outlet tube of the compressor unit and having an outlet through which the chemical sealant is delivered, the hose having a first end adapted to be connected to the outlet of the sealant bottle, and a second end being configured to be connected with the combination structure, the combination structure comprising:
a cap, the cap defining an inner space and a threaded hole, the inner space opening out at one end and at an opposite end, the threaded hole communicating with the inner space and being formed at the opposite end for threaded engagement with an air valve of the tire, an inwardly extending projection being formed in the cap, between the inner space and the threaded hole, the inwardly extending projection having an annular peripheral surface defining a central opening which allows the inner space to communicate with the threaded hole;
a core element, the core element being fitted into the cap via an opening of the cap where the inner space opens out, the core element having a cylindrical body and a connection stem defining therein a passage and extending from the cylindrical body, beyond the opening of the cap for connection with the second end of the hose, the cylindrical body defining an inner space therein and an annular groove at its outer surface, the inner space of the cylindrical body communicating with the passage of the connection stem and having a diameter greater than the passage of the connection stem, thus forming a step therebetween;
a sealing ring, the sealing ring being fitted into the annular groove of the cylindrical body of the core element;
a gasket, the gasket being fitted in the threaded hole against a bottom of the inwardly extending projection and defining a central opening; and
a plug, the plug being fitted in the cap and having a head and a column which has a diameter less than the head and extends from the head and is fitted with a sealing envelope and is inserted through the central opening of the gasket to enter the threaded hole of the cap;
a spring, the spring being located between the head of the plug and the step of the core element;
the spring normally forcing the sealing envelope to seal the central opening of the inwardly extending projection of the cap, thus preventing the chemical sealant from flowing out due to incorrect operation even as the compressor unit is running;
the box being provided thereon with a rocker-type switch and a recessed connection socket, the outlet tube of the compressor unit being exposed to the recessed connection socket, and the sealant bottle being inverted to be installed on the recessed connection socket of the box such that a bottom of the sealant bottle faces up while an open end of the sealant bottle faces down;
the cap being further provided with a step above the inwardly extending projection to be in contact with a bottom of the core element where the inner space opens out;
the inwardly extending projection having a conical surface at its top, the conical surface being connected in between the step and the annular peripheral surface;
the connection stem of the core element being provided at its outer surface with serrated teeth to facilitate connecting with the second end of the hose;
a fixing coil, the fixing coil being configured to be fit over the second end of the hose, so that the hose can be firmly connected with the connection stem of the core element;
the head of the plug being formed with an annular protrusion, which is urged against by one end of the spring;
the column defining at its outer surface a plurality of parallel troughs extending along a predetermined length, thus forming a plurality of ribs between the troughs, and having a cylindrical neck portion formed between the head and a location from which the troughs extend;
the sealing envelope being fitted around the cylindrical neck portion of the plug and having an outer surface being tapered off to form as a conical surface being configured to be urged against an intersection of the conical surface of the cap and the annular peripheral surface of the cap; and
a C-shaped ring, the C-shaped ring having two opposite tongues fitted in the cap, over the cylindrical body of the core element, around the connection stem, such that the two opposite tongues are snapped into the two through holes of the cap, so that the core element is firmly fixed to the cap.