Accession Number : ADD014220

Title :   Pressure Sensitive Release Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Aug 88 patented 18 Jul 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Freeman, Willie B

Report Date : 18 Jul 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A release mechanism is triggered when the pressure differential on the sidewall of a sealed container reaches a predetermined threshold level at which the container either implodes or explodes to sufficiently decrease the spacing between the ends of the container and thereby achieve the release. False triggering due to percussion or shock waves may be precluded by disposing a shield about the sidewall. Patents. (RRH)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *RELEASE MECHANISMS, CONTAINERS, PRESSURE, RELEASE, SEALED SYSTEMS, SENSITIVITY, SHOCK WAVES, THRESHOLD EFFECTS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE