Accession Number : ADD012122

Title :   Adjustable Self-Releasing Hook.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Piercy,William B

Report Date : 27 Aug 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent is for a load lowering hook which is equipped with a spring biased load holding member to eject and disengage the load rigging when the load touches down and the majority of the weight is released. The spring loaded member can be adjusted to disengage the load at a preset weight depending upon the weight of the rigging that will still be pulling on the hook after the load touches down.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *HOOKS, *RELEASE MECHANISMS, SELF OPERATION, CARGO HANDLING, RIGGING, SPRINGS, HOISTS

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE