Accession Number : ADD001771

Title :   Automatic Latch/Unlatch Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schulz,William E

Report Date : 04 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to an automatic latch/unlatch mechanism comprising a housing having a plurality of latches pivotally attached thereto. A probe inserted into the housing, a specific first distance and moved in the opposite direction a specific second distance, is engaged by the latches and prevented from being extracted from the housing. Then, if the probe is moved a specific third distance into the housing, the probe may be extracted therefrom. The device is designed for ship replenishment at sea.

Descriptors :   *Replenishment at sea, *Latches, *Patents, Locking fastener devices, Housings(Enclosures), Probes, Ships

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE