Lockable cover for threaded spout

  • US 5,649,437 A
  • Filed: 01/29/1996
  • Issued: 07/22/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A lockable cover for a spout having a passageway, an end face and a threaded portion adjacent the end face comprising:

  • a lid having a central axis;

    said lid comprising;

    an inner end including;

    a threaded portion for threaded engagement with the threaded portion of the spout; and

    an outer end;

    a means for sealing the passageway of the spout locateable between said lid and the end face of the spout;

    a forward extending central recess located in said means for sealing the passageway for receiving any protruding portion of an anti-siphon valve located in said passageway;

    a swivel arm including;

    an inner end including;

    attachment means for rotatingly attaching said inner end of said swivel arm to said outer end of said lid such that said swivel arm is rotatable about said central axis; and

    an outer end including;

    means for attaching a lock; and

    a cap including;

    an outer end comprising;

    an end wall having a central orifice therethrough; and

    a side wall extending forward from said end wall;

    said side wall defining a compartment;

    said cap having a shielding position wherein said swivel arm is disposed through said central orifice such that said means for attaching a lock is outside said end wall of said cap for receiving a lock for locking said cap such that said compartment encloses said lid when said lid is attached to the spout such that said lid is inaccessible for turning and wherein said cap is freely rotatable about said central axis and incapable of engaging and rotating said lid.

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