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1. (WO2017040496) ADJUSTABLE HOOK LATCH

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040496    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049434
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E05C 19/14
Applicants: ARCONIC INC.
Inventors: DO, Thai
Title: ADJUSTABLE HOOK LATCH
Abstract:
A latch (10) including a housing (12) having a cylinder (20), a compression spring (28) positioned within the cylinder (20), and a ball (30) positioned at one end of the compression spring (28), a hook (34) positioned slidably within the housing (12), and a star wheel (42) positioned around the hook (34) and having a plurality of holes formed therein. The ball (30) under load from the spring (28) aligns with and engages one of the holes of the star wheel (42) to retain it in place. The star wheel (42) is moveable rotatably such that the ball (30) disengages the one of the holes of the star wheel (42) to enable the hook (34) to move axially and be adjusted relative to the housing (12), and the ball (30) is adapted to engage another of the holes of the star wheel (42) to retain the star wheel (42) and prevent inadvertent rotation.