Accession Number : ADD003106

Title :   Quick Release Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Clarke,George E ; Hoeg,Joseph G

Report Date : 14 Sep 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a quick release latch has a pair of jaws pivotally mounted for holding a load. An abutting toggle link mechanism having a master and a slave link controls movement of the jaws. The master link is pivotally connected to one of the jaws, and the slave link is pivotally connected at one of its ends to one of the jaws, and at its other end to the master link. The master link has a stop pin thereon which contacts the slave link when the linkage mechanism is moved forward past a center line position, permanently restraining the jaws in their closed position. Cantilever springs help to hold the jaws in their closed position. Pulling the toggle links aft thru the center line allows the force of the load and cantilever springs to rapidly open the jaws.

Descriptors :   *Jet aircraft, *Launching, *Release mechanisms, *Patents, Linkages, Springs, Latches

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE