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Title: Magnetic coupling device

Abstract

A quick connect/disconnect coupling apparatus is provided in which a base member is engaged by a locking housing through a series of interengagement pins. The pins maintain the shaft in a locked position. Upon exposure to an appropriately positioned magnetic field, pins are removed a sufficient distance such that the shaft may be withdrawn from the locking housing. The ability to lock and unlock the connector assembly requires no additional tools or parts apart from a magnetic key.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Aiken, SC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968330
Patent Number(s):
7,575,389
Application Number:
11/299,448
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Nance, Thomas A. Magnetic coupling device. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Nance, Thomas A. Magnetic coupling device. United States.
Nance, Thomas A. Tue . "Magnetic coupling device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968330.
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abstractNote = {A quick connect/disconnect coupling apparatus is provided in which a base member is engaged by a locking housing through a series of interengagement pins. The pins maintain the shaft in a locked position. Upon exposure to an appropriately positioned magnetic field, pins are removed a sufficient distance such that the shaft may be withdrawn from the locking housing. The ability to lock and unlock the connector assembly requires no additional tools or parts apart from a magnetic key.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
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