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Slide Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046324D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sokolowski, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

A pin-tumbler slide-latch locking device is effective to lock two devices together, providing vibration resistance and quick access.

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Slide Latch

A pin-tumbler slide-latch locking device is effective to lock two devices together, providing vibration resistance and quick access.

Operation is as follows: Slide unit 1 is attached to some form of lid which is to be fastened securely to base panel 2. Slide unit 1 is lowered to insert the extended hook 3 of slide unit 1 into the latch cavity 4 in base panel 2. Slide unit 1 is then moved in the direction of the arrow, causing hook 3 to be properly set and allowing the pin 5 to enter (by spring action) the keyway 6. This locks the system; no external components are required, and the fastened pieces resemble an integral unit. Additional hooks may be added as required, but for simple closure only one pin tumbler is required, so long as it inhibits sliding motion of slide unit 1.

Unlocking is accomplished in reverse fashion. Button 7 is depressed, forcing pin 8 downwardly and causing pin 5 of base panel 2 to exit keyway 6 of slide unit
1. This unlocks the two panels. If now slide unit l is moved in a horizontal direction, opposite the direction of the arrow, slide unit l can be removed from unit 2.

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