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Title: Latch assembly

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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5807169
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA)
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