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Title: MODIFIED BALL AND SOCKET COUPLING

Abstract

A ball and socket coupling arrangement is described in which the male and female members may be engaged or disengaged without visual aid. The female member has an internal spherical seat through which slots are provided to accommodate appropriately arranged and shaped ribs in the ball member. After engagement of the members, one or both are rotated to lock them together to prevent accidental disengagement. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4023148
Patent Number(s):
2984995
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16C - SHAFTS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16D - COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION
NSA Number:
NSA-15-024938
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; JOINTS; MACHINE PARTS; ROTATION; SPHERES

Citation Formats

Kalen, D D. MODIFIED BALL AND SOCKET COUPLING. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Kalen, D D. MODIFIED BALL AND SOCKET COUPLING. United States.
Kalen, D D. Tue . "MODIFIED BALL AND SOCKET COUPLING". United States.
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abstractNote = {A ball and socket coupling arrangement is described in which the male and female members may be engaged or disengaged without visual aid. The female member has an internal spherical seat through which slots are provided to accommodate appropriately arranged and shaped ribs in the ball member. After engagement of the members, one or both are rotated to lock them together to prevent accidental disengagement. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
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