Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-11
Latches that are used in products typically form a separate part and require a secondary action to effect latching. As a result, users of these products may inadvertently forget to apply the latches accordingly. The concept of this article is a latch that is incorporated with, for example, a housing door such that the latch is applied automatically when the housing door is closed.