Accession Number : ADD010727

Title :   Height Adjustable Cargo Container Locking Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Richer,J E

Report Date : 19 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An apparatus for securing a cargo container has standard corner fittings including a housing in which is mounted an elevator assembly for vertically positioning a platform with respect to the housing. The platform is adapted to engage a corner fitting when raised. The apparatus further includes a rotatable locking element carried on the platform which is rotated to lock to the fitting once the fitting is engaged. The platform together with the locking element can be further elevated when the fitting is engaged to raise a corner of the container or retracted within the housing to disengage and allow the container corner to clear the top of the housing.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Locking fastener devices, *Hoists, Shipping containers, Fittings, Platforms, Screws, Vertical orientation, Attachment, Couplings

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE