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Title: Latch assembly

Abstract

A latch assembly for releasably securing an article in the form of a canister within a container housing. The assembly includes a cam pivotally mounted on the housing wall and biased into the housing interior. The cam is urged into a disabled position by the canister as it enters the housing and a latch release plate maintains the cam disabled when the canister is properly seated in the housing. Upon displacement of the release plate, the cam snaps into latching engagement against the canister for securing the same within the housing. 2 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5807169
Application Number:
ON: DE85011660
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-092706
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; CONTAINERS; CLOSURES; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; CERAMICS; FUEL PELLETS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; MIXERS; PELLETIZING; ROBOTS; EQUIPMENT; FABRICATION; FUELS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; MOLDING; PELLETS; SOLID FUELS; 050700* - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties; 420203 - Engineering- Handling Equipment & Procedures

Citation Formats

Frederickson, J.R., Harper, W.H., and Perez, R. Latch assembly. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Frederickson, J.R., Harper, W.H., & Perez, R. Latch assembly. United States.
Frederickson, J.R., Harper, W.H., and Perez, R. Fri . "Latch assembly". United States.
@article{osti_5807169,
title = {Latch assembly},
author = {Frederickson, J.R. and Harper, W.H. and Perez, R.},
abstractNote = {A latch assembly for releasably securing an article in the form of a canister within a container housing. The assembly includes a cam pivotally mounted on the housing wall and biased into the housing interior. The cam is urged into a disabled position by the canister as it enters the housing and a latch release plate maintains the cam disabled when the canister is properly seated in the housing. Upon displacement of the release plate, the cam snaps into latching engagement against the canister for securing the same within the housing. 2 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {8}
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