|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||220/210; 220/DIG.033; 220/243; 220/254.1; 070/168; 070/172; 070/232|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 22|
A lockable filler cap assembly for fuel tanks and other fluid-holding containers. The assembly is readily adaptable to function as a normally operating non-locking filler cap and to function as a locked filler cap. The lockable filler cap assembly includes a cap having a receptacle whereby an insert may be placed and locked into the receptacle. In the locked condition, a shield on the insert covers at least a portion of the cap, thereby discouraging access to the cap for its removal and, in turn, access to the contents of the associated tank.
1. A lockable assembly for a tank filler opening comprising:a cap having a top with a first outside diameter, a thread on a second outside diameter adapted to engage a complementary thread on a first inside diameter of said tank filler opening, a receptacle defined by a second inside diameter in said top, and a groove in said receptacle, below said top, having a third inside diameter;an insert having a third outside diameter, a substantially planar shield having a fourth outside diameter, wherein said shield comprises the upper surface of said lockable a...