04453388 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 3 patents.

A fuel cap has a locking mechanism for preventing unauthorized removal of the fuel cap from the fuel fill tube. The lock mechanism includes a cam structure which is operable to provide a selective drive connection, depending upon the condition of the lock mechanism, between the hand grip portion and the threaded closure portion of the fuel cap during rotation of the hand grip in the cap removal direction. The cam mechanism is operable to provide a drive connection in the cap insertion direction regardless of the condition of the lock mechanism.

Title
Locking fuel cap
Application Number
6/419945
Publication Number
4453388
Application Date
September 20, 1982
Publication Date
June 12, 1984
Inventor
Albert D Johnston
Huron
OH, US
Steven F Baker
Bellevue
OH, US
Agent
Donald F Scherer
Assignee
General Motors Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B05D 55/14
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