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1. (WO1997009747) SELF-LATCHING HANDLE FOR STORAGE BATTERIES

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/009747    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/013964
Publication Date: Mar 13, 1997 International Filing Date: Aug 30, 1996
IPC: H01M 2/10
Applicants: GLOBE-UNION INC.
JONES, Henry, A., Jr.
MAXEL, Walter, S.
NOVAK, David, J.
KEPLER, Stephen, J.
KORINEK, Paul, D.
Inventors: JONES, Henry, A., Jr.
MAXEL, Walter, S.
NOVAK, David, J.
KEPLER, Stephen, J.
KORINEK, Paul, D.
Title: SELF-LATCHING HANDLE FOR STORAGE BATTERIES
Abstract:
A self-latching handle for storage batteries includes a cam mechanisme (40) formed integrally with the ends of the battery handle , the cam mechanism cooperating with the battery housing as the battery handle is rotated downwardly from a vertical attachment position to a Horizontal storage position to lift the ends of the battery handle to move pivot post portions (38) of the battery handle into pivot apertures (36) formed in the cover of the battery housing and to lock the battery handle to the battery housing while permitting the battery handle to be pivoted between the horizontal storage position and a vertical use position without becoming detached from the battery housing.________________________