Protective cover for covering an end of a concrete reinforcing bar

  • US 5,568,708 A
  • Filed: 02/06/1996
  • Issued: 10/29/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A protective cover for covering an end of a concrete reinforcing bar so as to prevent injuries to an individual caused by coming into contact with the end of the concrete reinforcing bar, said protective cover comprising:

  • a cylindrical collar, said cylindrical collar being dimensioned to receive the end of concrete reinforcing bars of varying sizes and at least a portion of said collar having inwardly-extending and off-center fins for releasably securing the end of the concrete reinforcing bar to the protective cover;

    a cap, said cap having an exposed top surface and exposed sides which are constructed so as to prevent injury to any individual coming into contact with the exposed top surface and sides and said cap having an underside which is attached perpendicularly to said collar and at least a portion of said cap including reinforcing ribs extending to at least a portion of the collar; and

    a metal seat, said metal seat being disposed adjacent and beneath the underside of said cap,whereby, in the event that an individual comes into contact with the protective cover, the individual will not be gouged, scraped or impaled by the end of the reinforcing bar.

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