Fast Caps™ - Method of connecting a top to a container

Patent Selling Contact
(CEO) Yorck Hernandez

Fast Caps™

US7293396

Product Description

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. 

Abstract

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.

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