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