Device for securing a container to a hoist

  • US 6,695,553 B1
  • Filed: 11/28/2001
  • Issued: 02/24/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for securing a container to a hoist, the container having at least one long sill, comprising:

  • a frame rigidly connectable to a hoist;

    first and second hooks mounted in mutually close proximity and to said frame to rotate about an axis between a retracted, unlocked position away from the long sill of a container and an activated, locking position disposed at least partially over the long sill;

    biasing means operationally connected with said hooks for urging said hooks toward the activated, locking position; and

    , actuator means for moving said first and second hooks from the activated, locking position to the retracted, unlocked position.

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