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1. (WO2018080858) COMPRESSION LATCH WITH KEY HOLDING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080858    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/057076
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E05C 3/04
E05B 11/02
Applicants: SOUTHCO, INC.
Inventors: CARABALONA, Eric
PRESTON, David, Winwood
Title: COMPRESSION LATCH WITH KEY HOLDING
Abstract:
Latches are disclosed. One latch includes a housing, a cap, a bushing, and a ball. The housing is configured for engagement to the panel. The housing has a longitudinal axis and defines an aperture along the longitudinal axis. The aperture includes a cutout area. The cap and the bushing are mounted within the aperture for rotation about the longitudinal axis. The cap comprises an outer surface including a drive projection and a cutout area. The bushing comprises an upper surface and a sidewall positioned between the cap and the housing. The sidewall defines a drive surface positioned to contact the drive projection of the cap and an opening. The ball is positioned within the opening of the bushing. The ball is configured to be positioned at least partially within the cutout area of the housing or the cutout area of the cap.