Accession Number : ADD013441

Title :   Rotary Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Dec 80, patented 21 Jun 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg, Kenneth W

Report Date : 21 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A rotary latch having drive means rotatably mounted in a housing, said drive means having a semi-circular hooked-shaped latch arm thereon. A cover is attached to said housing and an axially mounted, spring-biased shaft is concentrically mounted within said drive means and has locking lugs engageable with said drive means and said cover. In one axial position of said center shaft, said drive means is locked against rotation and, in another axial position, the drive means is unlocked and free to rotate. A stop is provided on said drive means and is engageable with said housing to limit rotation of latch arm.

Descriptors :   *POSITION(LOCATION), *SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), *LOCKING(MECHANICS), HOUSING(DWELLINGS), LIMITATIONS, ROTATION, LUGS, PATENTS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE