Patents Assigned to Schlage Lock Company LLC
  • Patent number: 11962594
    Abstract: A method of using a blockchain in an access control environment according to one embodiment includes transmitting, by a mobile device, a request to access a passageway secured by a lock device to a first node device, wherein a plurality of node devices including the first node device store the blockchain, receiving, by the mobile device, a lock-specific access token from one of the plurality of node devices in response to validation of a blockchain transaction associated with the request received from the mobile device by the plurality of node devices, transmitting, by the mobile device, the lock-specific access token to the lock device, receiving, by the mobile device, a verification message from the lock device in response to successful authentication of the lock-specific access token, and transmitting, by the mobile device, a notification of verification to the first node device to amend the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Robert Martens, Sean Neal
  • Patent number: 11961347
    Abstract: A method for seamless access control according to one embodiment includes determining whether a user is authorized to access a passageway controlled by an access control device based on credential data received from a mobile device of the user, determining, by a RADAR system, a location of the user relative to the passageway, determining whether the user intends to access the passageway based on the determined location of the user relative to the passageway, and controlling, by the access control device, a lock mechanism to allow the user access to the passageway in response to determining that the user is authorized to access the passageway and the user intends to access the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert Prostko, Robert Martens, Ryan C. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 11961344
    Abstract: A system according to one embodiment includes an access control device comprising a lock mechanism configured to secure access to a passageway, and a UWB accessory device configured to receive a credential of the mobile device via Bluetooth communication, determine, using UWB ranging of the UWB accessory device, a location of a mobile device relative to the passageway secured by the lock mechanism of the access control device, determine whether a user of the mobile device intends to access the passageway based on the determined location of the user relative to the passageway, and communicate an indication that the user intends to access the passageway to the electronic lock via Bluetooth communication, and wherein the access control device is configured to unlock the lock mechanism in response to the indication that the user intends to access the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Kincaid, David Brown, Joseph Land
  • Patent number: 11952800
    Abstract: Lock devices, systems, and methods including an internal mechanism to permit backdriven operation and lost motion operation. In one form, the lock includes an assembly of parts with locating features that assist in those parts being assembled with other parts of the assembly in a single, relative orientation. Further, lost motion may be utilized to accommodate manual displacement of one or more components that can also be displaceable, in some embodiments, via operation of a motor. The lock can also include an internal power source capable of driving electronics used to determine handedness of a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. McKibben, Kenton H. Barker
  • Patent number: 11920375
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus includes a modular, self-contained spring cage and a spindle. The spring cage includes a housing and a clock spring mounted in the housing, and the clock spring includes a first leg and a second leg. The spindle extends through the spring cage, and is rotatable from a home position about a longitudinal axis in each of a first rotational direction and a second rotational direction. Rotation of the spindle from the home position in the first rotational direction causes pivoting of the first leg while the second leg remains stationary, thereby causing the clock spring to urge the spindle to return to the home position. Rotation of the spindle from the home position in the second rotational direction causes pivoting of the second leg while the first leg remains stationary, thereby causing the clock spring to urge the spindle to return to the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Saagar Mohammed, Aaron P. McKibben, Nagesh Varadaraju
  • Patent number: 11922950
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes receiving audio input by a microphone of an access control device that controls access through a passageway, processing an audio signal associated with the audio input to identify and authenticate a user, determining a command corresponding with the audio signal in response to identification and authentication of the user, and performing at least one action that corresponds with the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Langenberg, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Joshua Long, Brady Plummer, John D. Goodwin, Dakoda Johnson, Benjamin J. Hopkins, Robert Prostko, Robert Martens
  • Patent number: 11920371
    Abstract: A rose assembly for a lockset configured to conceal and protect at least portions of a chassis that are positioned in a through-hole of an entryway device. The rose assembly can include at least a rose base and a rose plate. The rose plate can be assembled to the rose base at one of a plurality of orientations so that the rose assembly has an asymmetrical configuration. The rose assembly can include an indexing system to control the orientations at which the rose plate can be selectively secured to the rose base. The indexing system can include first and second male members and a plurality of female members, the first male member being sized to be matingly received in some, but not all, of the plurality of female members. The rose plate can be secured to the rose base by plate fasteners, magnets and/or double-sided tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Rockwood T. Roberts, III
  • Patent number: 11920388
    Abstract: A retention bracket configured for use with a latch mechanism including a laterally extending housing. The retention bracket includes a first wall, a second wall, a collar, and a deformable section. The first and second walls are longitudinally offset from one another and are structured to receive the housing therebetween. The collar extends longitudinally outward from one of the walls and defines an opening having an effective diameter. The deformable section has a natural state in which the effective diameter is a first diameter, and a deformed state in which the effective diameter is a second diameter greater than the first diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Nathanael S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 11920379
    Abstract: An exemplary product line system includes a common platform and a plurality of component families, each of which includes a plurality of interchangeable component species configured for use with the common platform. The common platform includes an inside drive assembly and a chassis assembly including a chassis and an outside drive assembly. A lockset assembled from the system includes the common platform and a plurality of modular components. Each of the modular components corresponds to a respective one of the component families, and is provided as a selected species of the corresponding component family. The lockset has a function defined by the set of component species installed to the lockset. The function of the lockset can be changed by altering the set of component species installed to the lockset without disassembling the chassis assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenton H. Barker, Subbiah Gopalakrishnan, David J. Hurlbert, Kasey Wachtendorf, Snehil Solanki, Dilip Bangaru, Austin M. Roup, Rakesh Murali
  • Patent number: 11913249
    Abstract: An exemplary lock apparatus includes a housing and a plug assembly rotatably mounted in the housing. The plug assembly includes a tumbler assembly operable to selectively prevent rotation of the plug assembly relative to the housing and a retention mechanism operable to selectively prevent removal of the plug assembly from the housing. A system including the lock apparatus may include a change key configured to actuate the tumbler assembly without actuating the retention mechanism and/or a control key configured to actuate both the tumbler assembly and the retention mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: James Nye, Brian E. Walls
  • Patent number: 11905735
    Abstract: A lockset including a chassis having a locked state and an unlocked state, a latchbolt connected with the chassis, a handle mounted to the chassis, and a lock cylinder connected with the chassis. The handle is operable to retract the latchbolt when the chassis is unlocked, and is inoperable to retract the latchbolt when the chassis is locked. The lock cylinder includes a shell and a plug selectively rotatable relative to the shell. The chassis is configured to transition from the locked state to the unlocked state in response to rotation of the plug in a first rotational direction from a home position to a first rotated position. The chassis is configured to return from the unlocked state to the locked state in response to rotation of the plug in a second rotational direction from the first rotated position to the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Snehil Solanki, Kenton H. Barker, James D. Ohl, Greg Hebner, David J. Hurlbert
  • Patent number: 11898374
    Abstract: An exemplary electric strike includes a housing and a keeper pivotally mounted in the housing. The strike also includes a plunger having an extended position and a retracted position, a cage including an aperture, and a locking element movably seated in the aperture. The locking element is engaged with the plunger, and the plunger is structured to urge the locking element radially outward as the plunger moves from an extended position toward a retracted position. The strike also includes a sleeve, a transmission engaged with the sleeve, and a motor drivingly coupled to the transmission. The sleeve is structured to selectively prevent radially outward movement of the locking element and retraction of the plunger. The strike also includes at least one of a lost motion connection and an anti-tamper mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: John A. Snodgrass
  • Patent number: 11891839
    Abstract: An exit device according to one embodiment includes a plurality of sensors and an electronic dogging mechanism. The exit device is configured to locally analyze sensor data to determine the security state of the exit device, report data to a management system via a wireless communication channel established between the exit device and the management system, and receive and process instructions to perform an electronic dogging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Arlinghaus, Jack R. Lehner, Jr., Matthew A. Phillips, Suresha Chandrasekhara, Mohammed M. Ali, Evan Ballard
  • Patent number: 11887419
    Abstract: Access control devices are provided that include locking mechanisms, reader devices, and control units powered by solar devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Everson, Robert Gaulden, Kevin P. Oehler, John D. Goodwin, Joseph Charles Erario
  • Patent number: 11886676
    Abstract: An exemplary an access control device generally includes a keypad assembly, an antenna, and a controller. The keypad assembly includes a capacitive touch keypad matrix, and the antenna is substantially coplanar with the capacitive touch keypad matrix. The controller is connected with each of the keypad assembly and the antenna such that the controller is operable to receive access codes via each of the keypad assembly and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jenna Lopez, Maxwell Watson, Sukanya Ranganathan, Frank A. Nardelli
  • Patent number: 11885151
    Abstract: A keycam assembly including a rotatable member, a stem, a locking member coupled to the stem for joint longitudinal movement therewith, and a cam driver. The rotatable member includes an aperture. A proximal end portion of the stem is rotatably seated in the rotatable member and defines a cam track. The locking member extends between the aperture and the cam track. The cam track includes a first passage including a locking pocket, a second passage including an unlocking pocket, a first ramped passage including a locking ramp extending from the second passage to the locking pocket, and a second ramped passage including an unlocking ramp extending from the first passage to the unlocking pocket. Relative rotation of the rotatable member and the stem causes the cam driver to travel along the track to thereby cause movement of the locking member between a locking position and an unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Pradeepkumar Balasubramaniam, Harikrishnan Mannattil, Sundar Raj Dore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 11881066
    Abstract: An electronic lock device according to one embodiment includes a first magnetometer, a second magnetometer, a dynamic ferromagnetic component positioned between the first magnetometer and the second magnetometer, a processor, and a memory comprising a plurality of instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, causes the electronic lock device to read sensor data from the first magnetometer and the second magnetometer, modify the sensor data to generate compensated sensor data that compensates for magnetic noise generated by the dynamic ferromagnetic component, and determine whether the door is in a closed state or an open state based on the compensated sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Ross, Nicholas Long
  • Patent number: 11879266
    Abstract: An exemplary auxiliary trim locking module is configured for use with a handle including a shank. The handle is mounted for rotation relative to a rose having an aperture defined therein. The auxiliary trim locking module includes a collar defining an opening sized and shaped to receive the shank, a blocking member movably mounted to the collar for movement between a proximal position and a distal position, and a biasing mechanism urging the locking member toward the distal position. The blocking member includes a projection sized and shaped to be received in the aperture, and an arm operable to be manually engaged by a user to shift the blocking member between a proximal position and a distal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Nathanael Taylor, Paul J. Meisel, Drake Lunday
  • Patent number: 11851911
    Abstract: An exemplary pushbutton mechanism is configured for use with a lockset including a spindle and a plunger extending into the spindle, and generally includes a first component, a second component, and a cam interface. The first component is configured for rotational coupling with the plunger and for axial coupling with the spindle, and is rotatable between a locking orientation and an unlocking orientation. The second component is configured for rotational coupling with the spindle and for axial movement relative to the first component and the spindle, and is axially movable between a depressed position and a projected position. The cam interface is configured to correlate rotation of the first component with axial displacement of the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Adithya G. Shetty, Subashchandra G. Rai, Hassan Charan Kumar, Madhu Hulikere Siddaramaiah, Ravi Teja Naga Satya Tadepalli
  • Patent number: D1016594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Aida K. N. Watson