Accession Number : ADD018550

Title :   Snap Swivel Hook Assembly Incorporating Ball Swivel and Recessed Hook Latch Release Mechanism

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Nov 95, patented 3 Jun 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jermyn, Richard A , Jr

Report Date : 03 Jun 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A snap swivel hook assembly includes a hook subassembly having a hook body and an elongated stem portion extending therefrom, and a swivel subassembly having a swivel collar and swivel ball seated thereon and being coupled with the elongated connector stem of the hook subassembly such that swivel subassembly can undergo concurrently rotational movement about and a limited degree of pivotal movement relative to hook subassembly. The hook subassembly also includes a hook latch release mechanism adapted to secure a latch member of the hook subassembly at a closed position relative to a cavity defined in the hook body so as to prevent pivotal movement of the latch member from the closed position to an opened position. The hook latch release mechanism also is actuatable to release the latch member from the closed position so as to permit pivotal movement thereof to the opened position. A release tab of the hook latch release mechanism is positioned within a recessed notch in the hook body to prevent it from snagging or catching on an external object while, at the same time, making it accessible for manual gripping between fingers of a user to actuate the hook latch release mechanism.

Descriptors :   *HOOKS, *PATENTS, *LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES, CLOSURES, RELEASE MECHANISMS, INVENTIONS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE