Accession Number : ADD014081

Title :   Dual Load Path Pin Clevis Joint.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 22 May 87, patented 28 Feb 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Arnold, Alison M ; Reed, Ronald G

Report Date : 28 Feb 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A novel dual load path connector for pivotally joining a movable member to a structural member, is described which comprises a pair of spaced apart lugs attached to a first of the members, each of the lugs including an outwardly projecting boss, a clevis disposed between the lugs and attached to the first member, a pivot pin, received by the lugs and clevis, which may support a self-aligning bearing between the ends of the clevis, and a connecting link assembly including a first connecting link pivotally supported at a first end on the pin and connected at the other end to the second member, and a pair of second connecting links pivotally supported at respective first ends on the bosses and at the second ends to the second member, the first load bearing path between the structural and movable members, and the second connecting links, bosses and lugs providing a second load bearing path. Patents. (JES)

Descriptors :   *CONNECTORS, ALIGNMENT, LOADS(FORCES), MOBILE, PATENTS, PATHS, PINS, PIVOTS, SELF OPERATION, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, SUPPORTS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE