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A method of assembling selected modular ratchet cap assemblies. In one aspect, the method includes the acts of providing identical threaded portions, providing identical cover portions, providing a first vent module, providing a second vent module different from the first vent module, selecting the first vent module and coupling together the first vent module with one of the identical threaded portions and one of the identical cover portions to form a first cap assembly, and selecting the second vent module and coupling together the second vent module with another one of the identical threaded portions and another one of the identical cover portions to form a second cap assembly. In other aspects, the method includes assembling first and second cap assemblies with identical cover portions and threaded portions, but having different pawl members providing different cap-installing torque limits. In other aspects, the method includes providing first and second cap assemblies with similar components, but having covers or portions thereof provided with different individualized characteristics for different applications.

Title
Modular ratchet cap
Application Number
11/624709
Publication Number
8074334 (B2)
Application Date
January 19, 2007
Publication Date
December 13, 2011
Inventor
Thomas John Graham
Delafield
WI, US
Michael Joseph Holz
West Bend
WI, US
Robert Daniel Tharp
Sussex
WI, US
Agent
Michael Best & Friedrich
Assignee
Bemis Manufacturing Company
WI, US
IPC
B65D 51/16
B23P 11/00
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