Accession Number : ADD009482

Title :   Coupling for Quick Attachment to Plate-Like Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Endicott,Donald L , Jr ; Walton,James M ; Wernli,Robert L

Report Date : 16 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A coupling which is readily attachable to a plate, panel or like structure includes a rotatable shaft for thrusting a bearing element through a circular hole in the structure when the bearing element and the hole are in concentric relationship. Thereafter, the shaft is rotated by less than a complete revolution to bring the bearing element and the hole into a selected eccentric relationship, and also to activate a locking mechanism to maintain the eccentric relationship. When the bearing element and hole are in the eccentric relationship, a bearing surface of the bearing element abutts the structure to impose substantial force thereupon. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Couplings, Metal plates, Mechanical cables, Attachment, Holes(Openings), Drilling, Shafts(Machine elements), Locking(Mechanics), Underwater equipment

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE