The only 'link' is the absence of 'the link'. The ramp/cam lock-up was JMB's last idea that made it to the final pistol design. It was a way around the 'swinging link' under the barrel of the 1911 , a patent owned by Colt.
And if ya notice , no other pistol since the 1911 used the swinging link , even after the patent expired.
"One does not sell Colts , one buys Colts! "
Not that Browning needed a helluva lot more accomplisment ascribed to him; his previous work found its' way into many, many modern designs in addition to those pure designs he provided to the great firearms manufacturing firms. I am glad he got his name on the pistol, the 1895 MG, the 1917, the 1919, the 1918 BAR, the 1921 and the M2. Colt, Winchester, FN and others got their names on a lot of the rest of his designs.
Just out of my mind.
The Spanish didn't care about American patents. They did variants of the 1911 design that had the link almost after the 1911 came out, Star even did a .32 ACP version(that didn't really needed a locked breech).
By the way everything made today that has the link is called a 1911, even if they have things the 1911 never did. I call them 1911ish.
Same thing I call my Llama Max II in 9mm. Even though it does't have a full lenght recoil spring guide as most modern "1911s"
Llama Max II: