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Title: Electromechanical latch

Abstract

An electromechanical latch is described herein. The electromechanical latch is a dual-actuator latch, wherein a first actuator and a second actuator are driven with precise timing to move a first latch part relative to a second latch part, and vice versa. When the electromechanical latch is in a closed position, the first rotary latch part is positioned to prevent rotation of the second rotary latch part in a first direction. To transition the electromechanical latch from the closed position to an open position, the first actuator drives the first rotary latch part such that the second rotary latch part is able to rotate in the first direction. Thereafter, the second actuator drives the second rotary latch part in the first direction until the electromechanical latch is in the open position.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1335854
Patent Number(s):
9,518,406
Application Number:
14/220,370
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Buerger, Stephen, Marron, Lisa C., Martinez, Michael A., and Spletzer, Barry Louis. Electromechanical latch. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Buerger, Stephen, Marron, Lisa C., Martinez, Michael A., & Spletzer, Barry Louis. Electromechanical latch. United States.
Buerger, Stephen, Marron, Lisa C., Martinez, Michael A., and Spletzer, Barry Louis. Tue . "Electromechanical latch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335854.
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author = {Buerger, Stephen and Marron, Lisa C. and Martinez, Michael A. and Spletzer, Barry Louis},
abstractNote = {An electromechanical latch is described herein. The electromechanical latch is a dual-actuator latch, wherein a first actuator and a second actuator are driven with precise timing to move a first latch part relative to a second latch part, and vice versa. When the electromechanical latch is in a closed position, the first rotary latch part is positioned to prevent rotation of the second rotary latch part in a first direction. To transition the electromechanical latch from the closed position to an open position, the first actuator drives the first rotary latch part such that the second rotary latch part is able to rotate in the first direction. Thereafter, the second actuator drives the second rotary latch part in the first direction until the electromechanical latch is in the open position.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
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