Abstract: A method for mounting an auxiliary member on a window or door frame already installed and whereon is mounted a drive assembly comprising at least one actuating member and at least one transmission rod mounted in at least one slot of the frame. The method comprises the steps of, providing, between the auxiliary member and the rod, a coupling that is slidable in a longitudinal direction and fixed in any direction orthogonal to the direction of sliding, and forming a through hole in the rod by a screw carried by the auxiliary member, and fastening the auxiliary member to the rod by the engagement of a tip of the screw with the through hole.
Abstract: A method for mounting a drive assembly on a door or window frame, comprising the steps of: mounting at least one actuating member and at least one transmission rod in at least one slot of the frame and mutually fastening the actuating member and the transmission rod by a screw that engages a through hole formed in the transmission rod. The through hole is formed in the transmission rod after mounting the actuating member and the transmission rod in the slot.
Abstract: Drive assembly for door and window frames, comprising at least one actuating member and at least one transmission rod fastened to the actuating member, The transmission rod comprises a central portion and two lateral portions positioned at opposite sides relative to the central portion and forming two channel-shaped longitudinal guides, the central portion having a longitudinal groove positioned between the longitudinal guides, the longitudinal groove of the central portion being closed by a base. The transmission member has a connecting portion including two longitudinal ribs with ends shaped in such a way as to establish a telescopic coupling with the longitudinal guides of the transmission rod and a central portion positioned between said ribs and provided with a threaded hole in which is inserted a screw having a tip that is able to cut a hole in the base of the transmission rod at said longitudinal groove.
Abstract: A throw-lever releasable mounting system for mounting a device in quick-release relation to a support member has a mounting base having a configuration fitting opposed angulated rail surfaces and having a locator key engaging a positioning slot of the rail. Each mounting base provides for mounting and stabilization of optics mounting rings. A locking platform projects from the mounting base and defines a locking opening having a circular hard metal insert therein that defines a receptacle receiving a resilient member and providing for location of the spline/spindle shaft of a rotatable locking plate. A locking plate of a throw-lever that is rotatable between locking and unlocking positions has angulated and curved cam surfaces for forcibly engaging correspondingly angulated surfaces of the rail to achieve cam energized precision locating and locking engagement with the rail.
Abstract: A sealed operator is provided for operating an internal locking control element for a closure head for the inner container in a dual container hazardous waste storage system. The operator includes a cylindrical housing in which a bushing/operator element assembly is mounted for translational movement. The latter assembly includes a cylindrical bushing sealingly mounted in the housing, a spherical bearing assembly including an annular outer bearing press fit within the bushing and an annular inner bearing. An operator element is press fit within the inner surface of the inner bearing. The operator element includes a driving head which engages the locking control element for the closure head of the inner container.
May 18, 2000
Date of Patent:
January 15, 2002
The United States of America as represented by the United
States Department of Energy
Abstract: A covering and locking device for the open end of a mausoleum crypt having a rigid plate sized to fit into the open end. The plate has a centrally hole through it sized to receive a small pin or other tool for actuating the lock. A plurality of radially sliding locking rods, each rod spaced equally apart from the other, are positioned on the rear face of the plate. A housing for each rod is positioned over the end of its respective rod and is attached to the rear face adjacent outer edges of the plate. A spring encircles each rod and is positioned within the housing, and one end of each spring is attached to its respective rod, while the other end of each spring is attached to its respective housing. A rod restraining clip is removably positioned over the outer ends of the rods and the centrally located hole so that rods remain in the unlocked position until the lock is ready to be used.
Abstract: An open ended cylindrical chuck device has an inner fixing ring, an outer movable turning ring, and three movable screw threaded bars crossing the chuck device. While the turning ring is turned, the screw threads on the turning ring move three screw threaded bars to hold a bottle to be locked. A fixing pin crosses two holes which located separately on fixing ring and turning ring to stop their movement. A cylindrical cap with a regular lock locks the chuck device. Thus the bottle is locked.
Abstract: An electrically operated latch device which includes a base, a striker moveable relative to the base, and a latch fork mounted on the base which is rotatable to capture the striker to prevent movement of the striker relative to the base. The latch fork captures the striker when the latch fork is in a first position. A pawl is rotatably mounted on the base and moveable between a position blocking rotation of the latch fork and a release position permitting rotation of the latch fork. The latch device also includes an electric actuator having a drive member. The actuator moves the drive member to an actuated position when the actuator is electrically energized, the drive member directly engaging and holding the pawl in the release position when the drive member is in the actuated position. When the drive member is in the unactuated position, the pawl is permitted to rotate to the blocking position.
Abstract: A manually operable folding top for vehicles has a folded stowed position of the open top in a folding-top compartment covered by a folding-top compartment lid. In an unfolded use position of the closed top, the folding-top covering is stretched between a roof cap on the front end of the top and a fabric-holding hoop at the rear end of the top, A closure arrangement which can be unlocked, remote-controllably from the interior of the vehicle, comprises a plurality of closures, via which the folding-top compartment lid is held closed and the fabric-holding hoop is held down in the position in which it rests on the folding-top compartment lid. In order to obtain greater constructional freedom in the selection of the operating point, the closure arrangement has only automatic-ejection snap-action closures, each of which can be released via a motorized actuating drive. The actuating drives are activated via the actuation of a switch arrangement in order to release the closures.
July 16, 1992
Date of Patent:
December 7, 1993
Andreas Bonne, Martin Guckel, Jurgen Schrader, Klaus Claan
Abstract: A sealable, reusable shipping container having a highly reliable interior latching mechanism which is actuated on the exterior of the container without using special tools is provided. The unique latching mechanism can be adapted to securely closing and sealing any type of container. The latching mechanism converts the rotary force applied to an actuating device, such as a knob, into both vertical motion, for enabling a latch member to engage and disengage a catch, and horizontal motion to tighten the latch and catch against each other when the latching mechanism is engaged and to separate the latch and catch when the latching mechanism is disengaged to allow opening of the container.
Abstract: A closure arrangement for spent nuclear fuel shipping container has a lid member with a peripheral groove in its outer edge, the lid member being adapted to rests upon a shoulder within a bore at the mouth of the cask. The lid is forced into sealing engagement with the shoulder by a plurality of radially disposed wedges extending from the inner wall of the cask into the peripheral groove. The wedges are moved by bolts extending through the wall of the cask and cam the lid down against the shoulder as they are forced into the groove.
Abstract: A sealable, reusable shipping container having a highly reliable interior latching mechanism which is actuated on the exterior of the container without using special tools is provided. The unique latching mechanism can be adapted to securely closing and sealing any type of container. The latching mechanism converts the rotary force applied to be actuating device, such as a knob, into both vertical motion, for enabling a latch member to engage and disengage a catch, and horizontal motion to tighten the latch and catch against each other when the latching mechanism is engaged and to separate the latch and catch when the latching mechanism is disengaged to allow opening of the container.
Abstract: A quick opening hatch for use on a transfer tube of a nuclear reactor plant that is adapted to replace the conventional hatch on the transfer tube. A locking ring is provided with a plurality of screw openings that is adapted for connection to the transfer tube, and a hatch cover fitably received within the locking ring for closing-off the transfer tube. To lock the cover to the ring, latches are movably connected with the cover for locking engagement with the locking ring, and a sprocket with a plurality of crank arms is movably connected with the cover and the latches for movement thereof into locking engagement with a latch housing on the locking ring for locking the cover to the ring and out of engagement with the latch housing for releasing the cover from the locking ring so as to permit removal of the hatch cover from the locking ring to provide access to the transfer tube.
February 26, 1982
Date of Patent:
May 28, 1985
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Robert E. Meuschke, Donald G. Sherwood, Bernard L. Silverblatt