Accession Number : ADD013469

Title :   Expanding Latch Captive Bolt Fastener.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jul 85, patented 9 Jun 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eakin, David M

Report Date : 09 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A fastener in which a captive bolt engages a cylindrical nut within a cylindrical confining housing. The cylindrical nut has a longitudinal slot in which a pair of oppositely facing latches are disposed and which cooperate with the housing to prevent the rotation of the nut. Rotation of the captive bolt moves the cylindrical nut longitudinally within the housing and operates to extend the ends of the latches to engage a surface or to retract the ends of the latches to within the nut.

Descriptors :   *FASTENINGS, *PATENTS, *LATCHES, BOLTS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, SLOTS, NUTS(FASTENINGS), HOUSINGS, EXPANSION, HOISTS, CLAMPS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE