Accession Number : AD0163987

Title :   Pressure Actuated Spring Biased Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Polk,Albert S. , Jr

Report Date : 16 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention provides a latch mechanism particularly suitable for snap-lock attachment of a structure holding the latch to a structure having mating recesses. Generally, the invention relates to spring-biased, cam-operated latches and more particularly to a positive-locking latch device in which a circular band spring biases locking pins into retaining holes in a structure to which the latch is being attached. The latch is released by rotating a cam actuator which contacts the locking pins and withdraws them from the retaining holes.

Descriptors :   (*LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES, *PATENTS), DETENTS, FASTENERS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, PINS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE