Resources Contact Us Home
Snap-hook device for attachment to an object such as a ring or mooring buoy, and release thereof, particularly for boats

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #6450558.

A snap-hook device comprises a hook closed by a latch held against a stop by a spring. The latch consists of two parts, a lever and a bridge-piece hinged in relation to one another on an axis. Another stop prevents them from pivoting in relation to one another and a spring exerts torque between these two parts of the latch. The snap-hook is opened for hooking-on by the rotation of the latch towards the inside of the hook, against the force of the spring, and opened for release by the rotation of the lever of the latch towards the exterior of the hook, against the force of the spring.

  Recently Added Patents
Solid-state image sensing apparatus and electronic apparatus
Fuel basket spacer, apparatus and method using the same for storing high level radioactive waste
Ranging method and apparatus in passive optical network
Support tray for server
Correlating trace data streams
Engineered enzymes with methionine-gamma-lyase enzymes and pharmacological preparations thereof
Techniques for data assignment from an external distributed file system to a database management system
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method for configuring system adapters
Communication device
Body for a flashlight
Battery pack apparatus and method of controlling battery pack apparatus
Oil cooler
Method and apparatus for time resolved optical imaging of biological tissues as part of animals
Windshield washer apparatus for marine craft
Highway traffic warning reflector
Apparatus for indicating an oldest non-retired load operation in an array
Probe for an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus