3860209 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 6 patents.

A deck attachment fitting, a deck socket and a socket and attachment assembly for use particularly to position and hold down standard freight or shipping containers having standard corner fittings on the deck of a ship or other carrier. When used as an assembly, the socket is welded to the deck and the attachment fitting may for example be a stacker key to fit in a corner fitting, or a device for securing the end of a cable. The deck socket includes a body member having a circular series of undercut arcuate lugs, and the attachment fitting is provided with a similar but oppositely configured projecting series of such lugs. The two parts are engaged with one another by placing them in face-to-face relation and by inserting the lugs of the fitting between those of the deck socket and rotating the fitting through a predetermined angle which depends upon the number of lugs. Corresponding lugs have mating surfaces which engage one another and provide a broad surface to broad surface tight fitting contact having high load-bearing capability. A deck socket or attachment fitting having chain link receiving sockets may be used individually for lashing.

Deck socket assembly
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
August 28, 1972
Publication Date
January 14, 1975
Strecker William V
Pennie & Edmonds
Peck & Hale
B60p 07/10
B63B 25/00
B63B 25/28
B60P 07/06
B60P 07/13
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