Abstract: A security gate including an outer gate and an inner gate for selective passage of people and/or pets therethrough. In one example, the security gate includes: an outer frame; an outer gate at least partially disposed within the outer frame; an inner gate disposed within the outer gate, the inner gate comprising an inner frame having at least one recess; a door at least partially disposed within the inner frame; and at least one projection extending from the outer gate and engaging the at least one recess for supporting the inner gate within the outer gate.
Abstract: A pressure-mounted gate includes a first panel extending horizontally. A second panel is slidably coupled to the first panel. The second panel extends horizontally. A locking mechanism is coupled to the first panel and the second panel. The locking mechanism facilitates a widening of the gate by a ratcheting structure. The locking mechanism locks a position of the first panel and the second panel at a desired gate width.
March 19, 2014
Date of Patent:
June 6, 2017
NORTH STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
Julie Ann Yager Grad, Jon D. Robinson, Steven Scott Vergin, James Patrick Moorman, Paul Anthony Pilosi, Caleb Summers
Abstract: A play yard can include a plurality of side panels that are connected to one another and a gate panel connected to two of the side panels to create an enclosed space. The gate panel can include a panel frame that defines an opening and a gate that can be mounted to the panel frame in the opening to swing from a closed position to an open position. The gate panel can include a first locking mechanism on the gate to hold the gate in the closed position and a second locking mechanism on the gate to hold the gate in the closed position.
Abstract: A security gate includes a portion that extends at a non-vertical angle. The gate can include a first vertical portion, and a second non-vertical portion extending at an angle with respect to the first vertical portion. In other examples, a gate can include a vertical frame, and a non-vertical portion coupled to the frame.
Abstract: A security gate having an adjustable width that is suitable for use as a barrier to restrict the movement of children or animals. The gate includes a stationary panel and an overlapping moveable panel which are slidably extendable with respect to each other and lockable in a variety of extended positions. The gate can be pressure mounted to an opening, such as a hallway or doorway.
Abstract: A child and pet security gate is disclosed for use in larger passageways. The security gate includes multiple (at least three) telescopically sliding panels that extend to close the passageway and retract to minimum width. The extension and retractive relative sliding movement is progressive; thus, only one panel moves relative to another until it reaches its fully extended or retracted position. The security gate also includes mounting hardware that permits the gate to either hingeably pivot or to be removed for storage. A latching member securely closes the gate and is operable only by an adult.
Abstract: A security enclosure for children and pets is disclosed which is formed from a plurality of identical interlocking panels. Each panel comprises a panel body having opposed inner and outer faces and first and second opposite sides. First and second hinge members are disposed on the first panel body side in vertically spaced relation, and a third hinge member is disposed on the second body side having a vertical dimension which corresponds to the vertical spacing of the first and second hinge members. A spring loaded engagement member holds the third hinge member in interlocking relation between the first and second hinge members. A circular array of gear teeth formed on the respective hinge members hold adjacent panels in a predetermined angular relationship and are constructed to permit relative angular adjustment between the adjacent panels. The hinge means are offset in such a manner that adjacent panels can be folded in flat, face-to-face relation.
Abstract: A feeding apparatus (device) has a housing including two members. These two members are telescoping arranged when the housing is in a disassembled position. Upon assembly of the housing, by moving these members with respect to each other, the members resiliently deform with respect to each other, and once the assembled position is reached, the peripheral surfaces of each member are in an abutment sufficient to inhibit the members, and thus, the housing, from collapsing. By making the housing in this manner, assembly is simple, and the feeding apparatus (device) is economical, as packaging volume, and resulting shipping volume, are reduced, when compared to contemporary feeding apparatus (devices).
June 23, 1998
Date of Patent:
November 2, 1999
North States Industries, Inc.
Peter Mark Runyon, Stephen R. Alexander, Lester Stener
Abstract: An infant seat with an improved handle structure that may be positioned in various ways to provide multiple uses for the seat. The handle structure is bifurcated in the carrying portion, and includes a transverse member which acts as the carrying handle.
Abstract: An improved slidable safety cover for use with electrical outlets is disclosed in which at least one slidable cover member is movably mounted on an apertured stationary frame overlaying an electrical outlet. The slidable cover member is movable between an open position at which access to underlaying electrical outlets is available through the slidable safety cover and a closed position at which access to the electrical outlets is blocked by the slidable cover member. Movement of the slidable cover member from the closed position to the open position requires release of a locking mechanism comprising at least one resilient finger latch member having a first end portion anchored to the stationary frame and a second end portion partially protruding through the slidable cover member. A finger latch opening is provided in the slidable cover member and is located distal from all sides of the safety cover slidable cover member.
Abstract: A bird feeder including a shallow feeding tray into which bird feed flows through a passageway from a supply cavity above the tray, which bird feeder includes spaced vertical partitions within the feeding tray which restrict wind blowing bird feed from the feeding tray and brushing or scattering of bird feed from the feeding tray by side to side motion of the bill of a bird perched on the feeder.
Abstract: A multiple panel unit for creating a play area for young children in which each panel has a rigid rectangular frame and is connected to an adjacent panel by a hinge structure at the top and bottom of the panels permitting the panels to be pivoted with respect to each other at the hinge. The top of a first of two adjacent panels and the corresponding end of the hinge structure are formed for releasably retaining the end of the hinge and the bottom of the second of the adjacent panels and the corresponding end of the bottom hinge structure are formed with a pin and a mating recess that are matable in a direction parallel to the hinge pivot axis.
Abstract: A mounting device is disclosed for a portable, expansion-type security gate for children or pets. The expansion gate has a variable width with frictional bumpers on each side that frictionally engage a door jamb or other doorway defining member. The mounting device consists of a socket defining mounting member for each frictional bumper that is secured to the door jamb and is configured to receive and retain the frictional bumper. One type of mounting member is configured to mount on flat surfaces such as door jambs and walls. Another mounting member is constructed to mount on a wrought iron railing. Both types rigidly support the security gate and prevent it from being accidentally dislodged.
Abstract: A portable, variable width gate for doorways comprising first and second gate sections operably secured together in face to face relation to alter their combined width for filling doorways of varying widths. Actuator means for relatively moving the gate sections including a handle engaging the actuating means in one position and disengaged therefrom in a second position.
October 1, 1984
Date of Patent:
August 26, 1986
North States Industries, Inc.
Gary R. Bluem, John W. Goodin, Larry G. Hickey
Abstract: A door for closing an opening through a pet confining wall in a building, kennel, pen or the like, said door having a peripheral frame for mounting in the wall opening, a door member having its upper edge portion hinged to the frame on a horizontal axis for swinging movement of the door in either direction from a vertical closed position within the frame, and a spring tensioned slide acting between the frame and a cam on the upper edge of the door to yieldably retain the door in closed position.