Resources Contact Us Home
Locking gate latches

Image Number 8 for United States Patent #8127578.

A gate latch is adapted to be installed on a gate post and a complementary striker arm is secured typically to a gate so that, upon closure of the gate, the striker arm engages a displacable latching element mounted in a housing of the latch to displace the latching element. The latching element is biased towards its open position but when the striker arm engages with the latching element it is displaced, thereby releasing an interference portion of a biased locking element, whereby the locking element is released to move under its biasing into a locking position so that self-locking is provided for the latch. A rotary release mechanism may be actuated to return the locking element so that the latching element can be released to release the striker bar and the gate may be opened.

  Recently Added Patents
Mobile device case with storage compartment
Compounds, compositions and use
Bi-directional switch using series connected N-type MOS devices in parallel with series connected P-type MOS devices
Method for programming non-volatile memory device and apparatuses performing the method
Adjusting dental prostheses based on soft tissue
System and method for multi-tiered meta-data caching and distribution in a clustered computer environment
Method and apparatus for sharing virtual workspaces
  Randomly Featured Patents
Load/unload-type disk drive slider having a negative pressure reduction hole
Composite membrane
Container with integrated structural reinforcement
Reactor for producing ultra fine particles
Grid electrode for lead-acid cell
Hovercraft and process of regulating air cushion
Method of polymerizing vinyl chloride in seeded microsuspension
Dining table
Apparatus for measuring an inside diameter of a hole of a workpiece
Dry scrubbing tar and fluoride laden gases