Fast Caps™ makes engaging the threads of a container and cap effortless. Your customers will never again have to work to engage the threads (such as turning a cap counterclockwise until the ends of the threads just pass each other) or have to unjam any misaligned threads. The innovation involves a standard threaded container and cap with the addition of a flexible flange or fingers “A” inside the cap and a snap rib “B” around the container opening as shown above. Fast Caps™ also gives your customers two choices: tap the cap down onto the container or twist the cap down tightly. First, the user taps or presses the flexible fingers past the snap rib creating a snug, durable fit between the cap and container that is entirely sufficient for many circumstances. Therefore, with Fast Caps™, your customer may simply tap the cap down, toss the bottle or tube in the drawer or cabinet, and be on his or her way, never again losing a cap to a bottle or tube. Second, when needed, the user engages the mating threads on the container and cap and twists the cap tight onto container. Most importantly, engaging the container’s threads is made foolproof by the tap because the tap connects and aligns the cap to the container and puts the leading edge “C” of the cap’s threads in direct contact with the leading edge “D” of the container’s threads, leaving the cap with only one direction in which it can move -- along the groove formed by the mating threads.
A threaded container closure assembly in Which the con- tainer comprises one or more radially extending members proximate the distal end thereof that initially engage With one or more radially extending members or partial radially extending members on a mating closure or top proximate the distal end thereof so that the container and top become at least partially interconnected and are thereby not too easily and inadvertently separated While the user attempts to cause engagement of the threads for screwing doWn the top onto the container.