Patent Number: 6,297,741

Title: Mechanism for retaining a removable element in a mounting structure

Abstract: A chip detector includes a probe having a locking portion and a housing that receives the probe. The housing comprises two lugs. The lugs engage a corresponding pair of slots defined in the locking portion when the probe is fully inserted in the housing. In particular, a first contact surface on the locking portion abuts a first sidewall on the lug when the probe is fully inserted, thereby securely coupling the probe to the housing. A second contact surface on the locking portion abuts a second sidewall on the lug when the probe is fully inserted, thus preventing the probe from rotating in relation to the housing.

Inventors: Higgins; Paul D. (Glen Mills, PA)

Assignee: Vibro-Meter S.A.

International Classification: F15B 21/00 (20060101); F15B 21/04 (20060101); F16B 7/00 (20060101); F16B 7/20 (20060101); G08B 017/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018