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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Lynnwood, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865837
Patent Number(s):
4586740
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
latch; assembly; releasably; securing; article; form; canister; container; housing; pivotally; mounted; wall; biased; interior; urged; disabled; position; enters; release; plate; maintains; properly; seated; displacement; snaps; latching; engagement; housing wall; pivotally mounted; latch assembly; housing interior; /294/376/976/

Citation Formats

Frederickson, James R, Harper, William H, and Perez, Raymond. Latch assembly. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Frederickson, James R, Harper, William H, & Perez, Raymond. Latch assembly. United States.
Frederickson, James R, Harper, William H, and Perez, Raymond. Wed . "Latch assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865837.
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title = {Latch assembly},
author = {Frederickson, James R and Harper, William H and Perez, Raymond},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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