US 9,808,892 B2
Fitting holding device
Shelley L. Dowden, Lumberton, TX (US)
Filed by Shelley L. Dowden, Lumberton, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 5, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/732,109.
Prior Publication US 2016/0354874 A1, Dec. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. B23K 15/00 (2006.01); B23K 37/04 (2006.01)
CPC B23K 37/0426 (2013.01) 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fitting holding device comprising:
a handle, said handle being elongated between a first end and a second end, said handle comprising a gripping section and a tapered section extending from said gripping section to said first end of said handle, said gripping section having a rectangular cross-sectional shaped transverse to a longitudinal axis of said handle;
a first rod coupled to and extending from said first end of said handle, said first rod being elongated, said first rod being straight, said first rod having a consistent cross-sectional shape extending along a length of said first rod, said first rod extending from said first end of said handle offset from a center of said handle;
a second rod coupled to and extending from said first end of said handle, said second rod being elongated, said second rod having a first section being coplanar with said first rod, said second rod having a second section extending from said first section, said second section of said second rod being coplanar with respect to said first section, said second section of said second rod being skewed relative to said first rod, said second rod comprising a third section extending from a distal end of said second section relative to said first section, said third section of said second rod being coplanar with said second section and said first section of said second rod, said third section being transverse relative to said first rod wherein said third section extends in spaced relationship across from said first rod defining a gap therebetween wherein said first rod and said third section of said second rod are configured to engage and hold an olet fitting therebetween, said third section of said second rod being transverse relative to said handle; and
a cuff coupled to and extending around said first rod and said first section of said second rod, said cuff being slidable along a length of said first rod wherein said cuff being configured to adjust tension on said olet fitting positioned between said first rod and said third section of said second rod.