Accession Number : ADD003182
Title : Object Release Device.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Kirkland,James L
Report Date : 27 Jan 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The patent describes a system for timely holding and releasing an object to be deployed in a predetermined environmental medium. It includes a platform, a rotatable drum, and supports for said rotatable drum effectively mounted on said platform. A curved arm is attached to said drum at one extremity thereof, and a latch mechanism is releasably connected to the other extremity thereof. A rope extends around said curved arm, from which the object to be deployed is suspended within a chute, barrel, or slide, the latter of which may or may not be a part of the aforesaid platform.
Descriptors : *Launchers, *Release mechanisms, *Patents, Platforms, Latches, Deployment
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE