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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE