Accession Number : ADD004632

Title :   Mechanism for Deep Ocean Instrumentation Remote Release.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Geoffrey Owen

Report Date : 08 Nov 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A simple, quick, quiet load-release device which comprises a standard threaded nut cut into three sections along its length. The three sections are held together by use of a heat meltable tape which is wrapped around the nut. A resistance wire is laid between layers of the tape and upon application of a current through the resistance wire, the tape melts permitting the nut sections to separate and release any load supported by the release device. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Release mechanisms, Nuts(Fastenings), Deep water, Instrumentation, Remote systems

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE