Patents Assigned to Telezygology Inc.
  • Patent number: 10584514
    Abstract: The invention is useful for upgrading a mechanical handle assembly to an electronic handle assembly without the need to remove the handle from the door or the like to which the handle is attached. The handle assembly (100) is of the type which is mountable to a surface of a door. Handle (18?) is moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A first housing useful for a mechanical locking handle is replaceable by a second housing (80) during conversion of the handle assembly from a mechanical version to an electronic version. Handle (18?) is received at least partially within the housing (80) and is substantially within housing (80) in the locked position. In the unlocked position, handle (18?) protrudes from the housing (80) and can be cause to swing sideways. Opening of the door when handle (18?) is in the locked position is prevented by a lock (24?). When converted to the electronic version, lock (24?) may remain but is capable of being unlocked by electronic actuation means (44, 78, 82).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEZYGOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: William Leong, Cary Maguire, Glenn Bevan, Craig Roughen
  • Patent number: 9797162
    Abstract: A locking assembly comprising a fastener having a locking stud having a locking cavity and an aperture for receiving the locking stud, a lock having material adapted to contract when activated and having jaws adapted to engage the locking cavity of the locking stud when received in the aperture, and an unlocking mechanism comprising rotating body having an opening for a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Maguire, Christopher Kelliher, Daniel Greene, Nicholas Eccles
  • Publication number: 20170234350
    Abstract: The invention discloses several types of fastener, fastening systems, fastener assemblies and related areas. In particular, the invention relates to a releasable fastening system (50) which has a pin (152) with a locking cavity (163). The pin is intended for insertion in an aperture (154). A locking means (158, 160) engages the locking cavity (163) of the pin (152) when the pin (152) is received in the aperture (154). The system (150) also includes unlocking means (162) which includes material adapted to contract when activated. When a material contracts, engagement means (158) included in the locking means (158, 160), disengage the locking cavity (154).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lachlan Goldspink, Nicholas Ng, Lee David Blattman, Joshua Parks, Christopher Kelliher, Edward Farren-Price
  • Patent number: 9546512
    Abstract: The invention provides a closures (106) for a compartment (100) having one or more walls (112, 114, 116, 118) and an opening (110) defined by at least one of the walls (112, 114, 116, 118). The closure (106) is associated with at least one fastener located inside the compartment (100). The fastener can hold the closure (106) in a first position (eg. closed) relative to the opening (110). The fastener is adapted to cause the closure (106) to assume a second position (eg. open) relative to the opening (110) upon receipt of a suitable signal. The closure (106) has at least one indicium (108) visible from outside the compartment (110). The indicium (108) is adapted to provide a visual indication of a status of the closure (106) or the compartment (110), such as closure open, closure closed, compartment empty, compartment occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lachlan Richard Goldspink, Dickory Rudduck
  • Patent number: 9253931
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fastener system, in particular a system for improving computer room security that reduces energy consumption. The fastener system comprises a fastener for fastening a first element to a second element and a sensor of any suitable form and means for activating a third element in response to a signal generated from said sensor. The sensor sends a signal that prompts the third element to act in response to the status received from the fastener. This invention is particularly useful within server racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dickory Rudduck
  • Patent number: 9186760
    Abstract: The invention deals with methods for assembly and disassembly, especially suitable for assembly and disassembly by a computer. In relation to assembly, a component (10) is positioned in assembly (70) in accordance with a proposed position. The composent (10) is confirmed as being in its correct spatial position in the assembly (70) by sensing means (38) or (46) capable of sensing spatial relationship and/or connection of the component (10) in relation to the assembly (70). Information regarding the sensed spatial relationship and/or connection is communicated to information processing means. A method for disassembly is also disclosed. The assembly and disassembly methods may require steps to be taken in a chosen sequence. The component (10) itself is also described, as is an improved assembly system which includes the component (10) together with information processing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, John Ker Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150300047
    Abstract: The invention is useful for upgrading a mechanical handle assembly to an electronic handle assembly without the need to remove the handle from the door or the like to which the handle is attached. The handle assembly (100) is of the type which is mountable to a surface of a door. Handle (18?) is moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A first housing useful for a mechanical locking handle is replaceable by a second housing (80) during conversion of the handle assembly from a mechanical version to an electronic version. Handle (18?) is received at least partially within the housing (80) and is substantially within housing (80) in the locked position. In the unlocked position, handle (18?) protrudes from the housing (80) and can be cause to swing sideways. Opening of the door when handle (18?) is in the locked position is prevented by a lock (24?). When converted to the electronic version, lock (24?) may remain but is capable of being unlocked by electronic actuation means (44, 78, 82).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: William Leong, Cary Maguire, Glenn Bevan, Craig Roughen
  • Publication number: 20150191939
    Abstract: This invention provides a secure storage device for a container (20a), the device including rail (60) and fastening means (68) adapted to attach the container (20a) to the rail (60). The fastening means (68) includes a first locking means adapted to release the container (20a) upon receipt of a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: TELEZYGOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, John Ker Wilson
  • Patent number: 8698596
    Abstract: Access to one or more storage areas is controlled. An indication that a packaged asset is available for delivery to an intended recipient, an indication of a size of the asset, and an identity of the intended recipient are received. An available storage space is determined based at least in part upon the size of the asset and the identity of the intended recipient. When a storage space is determined to be available for the packaged asset, an access code is transmitted to the intended recipient allowing the intended recipient to access the available storage space using the access code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Christopher Kelliher, Benjamin Ford, Anthony White
  • Patent number: 8360307
    Abstract: The invention provides a closures (106) for a compartment (100) having one or more walls (112, 114, 116, 118) and an opening (110) defined by at least one of the walls (112, 114, 116, 118). The closure (106) is associated with at least one fastener located inside the compartment (100). The fastener can hold the closure (106) in a first position (eg. closed) relative to the opening (110). The fastener is adapted to cause the closure (106) to assume a second position (eg. open) relative to the opening (110) upon receipt of a suitable signal. The closure (106) has at least on indicium (108) visible from outside the compartment (110). The indicium (108) is adapted to provide a visual indication of a status of the closure (106) or the compartment (110), such as closure open, closure closed, compartment empty, compartment occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lachlan Richard Goldspink
  • Patent number: 8333529
    Abstract: A fastener (10) is adapted to releasably fix a first element (12) and a second element (14). The fastener (10) includes a channel (22) having a plurality of spaced lockers (28). The lockers (28) are movable into the channel (22). The fastener (10) also has a locking tongue (30), having a plurality of spaced blockers (32). The tongue (30) is movable within the channel (22) between a locked position in which the blockers (32) prevent movement of the lockers (28) into the channel (22) and an unlocked position in which the lockers (28) are not prevented from moving into the channel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee David Blattmann, Geoffrey David Sizer
  • Publication number: 20120235786
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for controlling access for a storage enclosure. The storage enclosure has one or more walls and an opening defined by at least one of the walls. There is a closure for the opening and a fastener adapted to hold the closure in a closed position relative to the opening and adapted to allow the closure to assume an open position relative to the opening upon receipt of a suitable signal. The system includes a user interface adapted to enable the suitable signal to be received by the fastener upon entry of an access code, means for generating the access code after delivery of an item into the storage enclosure, and means for transmitting the access code to a recipient for the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, John Freese, Anthony White, Benjamin Ford, Christopher Kelliher
  • Patent number: 8166836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool which has more than one function. As a first function, the tool is capable of activating a fastening element, either by direct physical contact or by remote activation. As a second function, the tool is capable of detecting an attribute of the fastening element. The attribute can include position or location of the fastening element, status of the fastening element, identity of the fastening element, environmental factors affecting the fastening element, size of the fastening element, sequence in which the fastening element must be activated, history of the fastening element, authorization requirements in relation to the fastening element, or activation requirements of the fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dickory Rudduck
  • Patent number: 8066462
    Abstract: The invention provides a fastener (10) which has an actuating means (12), a bias means (14) and a flexible core (16). The flexible core (16) has an means for engaging (18) which may be integral with but is preferable separate from the flexible core (16) The actuating means (12) includes a material adapted to contract when activated, such as shape memory alloy. Upon contraction of this material, the means for engaging (18) is movable between an engagement position and a disengagement position. The bias means (14) biases the flexible core (16) to the engagement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee David Blattmann
  • Patent number: 7922415
    Abstract: A fastener (10) is adapted to releasably fix a first element (12) and a second element (14). The fastener (10) includes a channel (22) having a plurality of spaced lockers (28). The lockers (28) are movable into the channel (22). The fastener (10) also has a locking tongue (30), having a plurality of spaced blockers (32). The tongue (30) is movable within the channel (22) between a locked position in which the blockers (32) prevent movement of the lockers (28) into the channel (22) and an unlocked position in which the lockers (28) are not prevented from moving into the channel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee David Blattmann, Geoffrey David Sizer
  • Patent number: 7878389
    Abstract: The invention provides a closure (106) for a compartment (100) having one or more walls (112, 114, 116 and 118) and an opening (110) defined by at least one of the walls (112, 114, 116 and 118). The closure (106) is associated with at least one fastener located inside the compartment (100). The fastener can hold the closure (106) in a first position (e.g. closed) relative to the opening (110). The fastener is adapted to cause the closure (106) to assume a second position (e.g. open) relative to the opening (110) upon receipt of a suitable signal. The closure (106) has at least on indicium (108) visible from outside the compartment (110). The indicium (108) is adapted to provide a visual indication of a status of the closure (106) or the compartment (110), such as closure open, closure closed, compartment empty, compartment occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lachlan Richard Goldspink
  • Patent number: 7854580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stabilising device (120) for an assembly which includes two shape memory alloy wires (104, 106) adapted to operate in conjunction. The stabilising device (120) includes a rocker plate (108) for attachment to each of the shape memory alloy wires; the rocker plate (108) is adapted to pivot when one shape memory alloy wire (104 or 106) is subjected to a stress greater than that to which the other shape memory alloy wire (106 or 104) is subjected, in order to reduce the stress on the first-mentioned shape memory alloy wire. The invention further relates to a fastener (60) including a stud (54) having a locking cavity (56), an aperture (58) adapted to receive the stud (54), a locking means (teeth) (62) adapted to engage the locking cavity (56), a shuttle (66) rotatable by a rotating means including material adapted to contract when activated and a plug (87) slidable within the shuttle (66) to close off the aperture (58) when not occupied by the stud (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee David Blattmann, Lachlan Richard Goldspink
  • Publication number: 20100289647
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a tag device 4 such as a RFID tag 4 communicating with a master tag for indicating acceptable or not acceptable states of a fastener 12, fastened joint 12a, or an assembled product. It is desirable to have a way of learning of a loosened or damaged fastened joint 12a or fastener 12 immediately, for safety or security purposes. This invention can indicate to a user by remote activation when a change in a fastened joint 12a or fastener 12 is present by attaching at least one tag device 4 utilizing go/no go sensing to the fastened joint 12a or fastener 12 and using a device 14 capable of receiving signals from the tag device 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee Blattmann
  • Publication number: 20100259360
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fastener system, in particular a system for improving computer room security, that reduces energy consumption. This invention provides a fastener system comprising at least one fastener for fastening a first element to a second element, the at least one fastener having a sensor to determine status of that fastener; a trigger box having an LED panel; a junction box capable of receiving and relaying authorization access; and an IP-connected control appliance with relay input/output for access control applications. This invention is particularly useful within server racks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Brown, Andrew Jimenez, Timothy D. Holloway
  • Patent number: 7806427
    Abstract: The invention provides a fastener (10) for releasably securing a first element, such as an air bag (12) to a second element such as a bracket (14) located in a vehicle. Fastener (10) has a locking pin (16) which is movable between a locked position and a release position. Locking pin (16) has an engageable head (18). Fastener (10) includes clip (22) for engaging head (18). Locking pin (16) is biased to the release position, for example, by spring (26). Fastener (10) includes an actuator such as spring (32), comprising or including shape memory alloy and adapted to elongate upon application of appropriate energy. When spring (32) is elongated, it causes locking pin (16) to move to the release position. The invention also provides a fastener assembly (130) including at least one post (122) having a groove (124). Fastener assembly (130) includes a bar or latch, for example, in the form of wire (126) adapted to engage the groove (124). Attached to bar (126) is connecting means, such as shape memory spring (128).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Michael John Laybourne Hort, Adam Russell McArthur, Nicholas Anthony Ng, Geoffry David Sizer