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Title: Static latching arrangement and method

Abstract

A latching assembly for use in latching a cable to and unlatching it from a given object in order to move an object from one location to another is disclosed herein. This assembly includes a weighted sphere mounted to one end of a cable so as to rotate about a specific diameter of the sphere. The assembly also includes a static latch adapted for connection with the object to be moved. This latch includes an internal latching cavity for containing the sphere in a latching condition and a series of surfaces and openings which cooperate with the sphere in order to move the sphere into and out of the latching cavity and thereby connect the cable to and disconnect it from the latch without using any moving parts on the latch itself.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Manteca, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866722
Patent Number(s):
4772056
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
static; latching; arrangement; method; assembly; cable; unlatching; move; location; disclosed; weighted; sphere; mounted; rotate; specific; diameter; latch; adapted; connection; moved; internal; cavity; containing; condition; series; surfaces; openings; cooperate; connect; disconnect; moving; weighted sphere; static latch; /294/376/403/976/

Citation Formats

Morrison, Larry. Static latching arrangement and method. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Morrison, Larry. Static latching arrangement and method. United States.
Morrison, Larry. Fri . "Static latching arrangement and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866722.
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title = {Static latching arrangement and method},
author = {Morrison, Larry},
abstractNote = {A latching assembly for use in latching a cable to and unlatching it from a given object in order to move an object from one location to another is disclosed herein. This assembly includes a weighted sphere mounted to one end of a cable so as to rotate about a specific diameter of the sphere. The assembly also includes a static latch adapted for connection with the object to be moved. This latch includes an internal latching cavity for containing the sphere in a latching condition and a series of surfaces and openings which cooperate with the sphere in order to move the sphere into and out of the latching cavity and thereby connect the cable to and disconnect it from the latch without using any moving parts on the latch itself.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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