04280347 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 7 patents.

A locking cap for a threaded filler neck includes a closure member for engaging and closing the neck, a shell providing a hand grip and including a key-actuable lock, and a race disposed for rotation between the shell and closure. The race includes axially inwardly opening pockets, and the closure includes flexible pawl fingers for engaging the pockets to provide a driving connection between the closure and race which is positive in the cap-removal direction and torque-limited in the cap-advancing direction. The race also includes a set of peripherally spaced, radially inwardly projecting teeth. A lock-controlled bolt member mounted in a hub which is connected for rotation with the shell is movable by the lock to a cap-removal position. The bolt member engages driving teeth provided within the closure member. The driving teeth are formed such that rotation of the shell in the cap-advancing direction, after the lock has been returned to the cap-locking position, cams the bolt out of engagement with the driving teeth. The hub also provides a pair of flexible drive fingers for engaging the peripherally spaced and radially inwardly projecting teeth to provide a driving connection between the shell and race which is positive in the cap-advancing direction and torque-limited in the cap-removal direction for free ratcheting of the cap when it is in position on the filler neck and locked.

Torque override threaded locking cap
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
December 7, 1979
Publication Date
July 28, 1981
John H Evans
Jenkins Coffey Hyland Badger & Conard
B65D 55/14
B65D 51/16
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