Extension and locking assembly for dripless element, and container therefore

  • US 20050126983A1
  • Filed: 11/16/2004
  • Published: 06/16/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fluid-tight container for a cylindrical filter element having a disk-shaped end cap at either end of the filter element, the container comprising:

  • i) a first thin-walled container portion, the first container portion having a dimension sufficient to enclose at least a portion of the filter element;

    ii) a second thin-walled container portion, said second container portion also having a dimension sufficient to enclose at least a portion of the filter element, the first and second container portions connectable to form a fluid-tight enclosure for the filter element;

    iii) means integral with one of the container portions for removably coupling one of the end caps of the filter element to the one container portion; and

    iv) means for removably connecting the first container portion to the second container portion so as to form a fluid-tight enclosure for the filter element, wherein the filter element remains coupled to the one container portion when the first container portion is removed from the second container portion and the one container portion is inverted.

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