Accession Number : AD0164181

Title :   Latch and Hinge Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ellard,James S. , Jr

Report Date : 23 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a latch device which may simultaneously act as a hinge having a master latch and at least one slave latch. Each latch includes a pair of cooperating members attached to separate wall members which, when engaged, present a series of bores in an axially aligned configuration. By turning a threaded member housed in the master latch an actuator bar may be moved thereby causing a series of tapered pins fixedly connected to the actuator bar to move into the axially aligned bores. The contour of the cooperating latch members enable the latches to act as hinges; i.e., to pivot about the tapered pins.

Descriptors :   (*Latches, *Patents), Hinges, Locking fastener devices, Closures, Containers

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE