Spout for screw on connector

  • US 6,893,000 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2004
  • Issued: 05/17/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for coupling an assembly comprising a line connector with a spout, the connector having a rotatable adapter with internal threads and the spout having a radially extending flexible tab, the method comprising:

  • axially aligning the connector with the spout;

    rotationally aligning the tab with the thread;

    threading the tab onto the threads;

    deforming the tabs during threading, where the deforming provides a force to keep the assembly axially aligned; and

    engaging the tabs with thread.

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