Patents Assigned to The Hansen Manufacturing Co.
  • Publication number: 20190365100
    Abstract: A storage assembly includes a mounting rail extending in a longitudinal direction and having a plurality of pairs of flanges defining a plurality of slots. A mounting member includes a horizontal stop plate and a back plate extending downwardly from the stop plate. The mounting member is moveable relative to the mounting rail from a disengaged position, wherein the back plate is not disposed in one of the slots, and an engaged position, wherein the back plate is disposed in one of the slots. The mounting member also includes a storage component. Methods of making and using the storage assembly are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: A. L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: William S. Hansen II, Michael A. Exon
  • Patent number: 8931813
    Abstract: A rotary lock including a housing having a strike channel shaped to receive a strike component and a latch member including at least one strike engaging member. The latch member is rotatable between an unlatched position, a secondary latch position and a primary latch position. A keeper member is moveable between a disengaged position, a secondary keeper position, and a primary keeper position. A lock member is moveable between a lock position and an unlock position. The lock member and/or a lock actuator is non-movable to the lock position when the latch member is in the secondary latch position, thereby providing indicia that the latch member is not fully latched in a primary latch position. Methods of assembly and use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Douglas L. Juga, Charles E. Bullock
  • Patent number: 8430435
    Abstract: A slam latch includes a housing and a pair of slide latch components biased toward a strike channel by springs. Each of the slide latch components is independently slideable in a track between a locking position, wherein the slide latch components extend into the strike channel, and a strike receiving position, wherein the slide latch components are slideably moved away from the strike channel into the tracks against the biasing force of the springs. A modular latch kit provides for one of the latch components to be replaced with a plug so as to block any opening on that side of the strike channel. A method of assembling a latch includes selecting either a combination of a latch component and a spring, or a plug, and disposing the selected combination or the plug in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Douglas L. Juga, Charles E. Bullock
  • Patent number: 7267380
    Abstract: An improved rotary latch and housing configured to receive a strike is described. The housing includes two parts that are mated together to improve their resistance to impact forces imparted by the strike. The housing is provided with a channel-shaped recess for receiving the strike. A rotary jaw and rotary pawl are disposed within the housing to secure the strike in a locked position and release the strike in an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Charles Bullock, William F. Laubach
  • Patent number: 7134819
    Abstract: A tie-down assembly includes a housing configured to receive a pair of bails. A cross-bar and post are used to rotatably connect the bails to the housing. The pair of bails can be identical to allow a strap to be cinched to the housing. Alternatively, the bails can be shaped differently, for example, to center a strap within the bail or to facilitate the use of multiple straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Charles Bullock, William S. Hansen, II
  • Patent number: 6861602
    Abstract: A push button assembly includes a housing, a push button, a sealing member and a cover member. The push button is moveably received in the housing and is moveable between at least an extended, at-rest position and a depressed position. The sealing member is disposed on the push button and is moveable therewith between the at-rest and depressed positions. The cover member is releasably coupled to the housing. The sealing member engages the cover member when the push button and the sealing member are in the at-rest position, while the sealing member is spaced apart from the cover member when the push button and the sealing member are in the depressed position. A push button system and a method or operating a push button are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Douglas L. Juga
  • Publication number: 20040144634
    Abstract: A push button assembly includes a housing, a push button, a sealing member and a cover member. The push button is moveably received in the housing and is moveable between at least an extended, at-rest position and a depressed position. The sealing member is disposed on the push button and is moveable therewith between the at-rest and depressed positions. The cover member is releasably coupled to the housing. The sealing member engages the cover member when the push button and the sealing member are in the at-rest position, while the sealing member is spaced apart from the cover member when the push button and the sealing member are in the depressed position. A push button system and a method or operating a push button are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Douglas L. Juga
  • Patent number: 6748776
    Abstract: A locking handle assembly includes a support member and a door comprising a longitudinally extending edge. The door is moveable between a closed position, wherein the door defines a plane and the edge is positioned adjacent the support member, and an open position. A first lock receiving member is mounted to the support member and a handle is pivotally mounted to the support member. The handle is pivotable between a locked position and an unlocked position about a pivot axis oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of the closed door. The handle includes an elongated grippable member and a second lock receiving member. The handle does not extend across the edge of the door when the handle is in the unlocked position such that the door is moveable between the closed and open positions. The elongated grippable member extends across the edge of the door when the handle is in the locked position, wherein the first and second lock receiving members are aligned when handle is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: A. L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bullock, William S. Hansen, II
  • Publication number: 20040055344
    Abstract: A locking handle assembly includes a support member and a door comprising a longitudinally extending edge. The door is moveable between a closed position, wherein the door defines a plane and the edge is positioned adjacent the support member, and an open position. A first lock receiving member is mounted to the support member and a handle is pivotally mounted to the support member. The handle is pivotable between a locked position and an unlocked position about a pivot axis oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of the closed door. The handle includes an elongated grippable member and a second lock receiving member. The handle does not extend across the edge of the door when the handle is in the unlocked position such that the door is moveable between the closed and open positions. The elongated grippable member extends across the edge of the door when the handle is in the locked position, wherein the first and second lock receiving members are aligned when handle is in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: A.L. HANSEN MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bullock, William S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5046770
    Abstract: A bar lock includes one piece, preassembled latch modules. Each of the latch modules defines a rotatable shaft which supports a operating bar receiving socket at one end and a cam at the other. Each of the modules defines several locating elements which are used to locate and secure the preassembled module in place on a panel. The operating rod can be mechanically interlocked with the module to allow rapid and efficient assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: A. L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Randall C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4907921
    Abstract: A tie-down assembly is disclosed which includes a plastic guard rail that defines a central floor and spaced, parallel interior walls which cooperate to define a recess, a pair of beveled exterior surfaces disposed outside of the respective interior walls, and an array of slits in the floor. A clamp formed of a folded piece of sheet metal defines a sleeve section disposed in the recess and a shank section which passes through one of the slits in the floor. A tie-down ring is pivotably mounted in the sleeve section and is movable between a stowed position, in which no part of the clamp or tie-down member extends out of the recess, and a use position. Aligned openings are defined by the floor and the shank section of the clamp, and a single fastener can be positioned to pass through the aligned openings in order to secure the entire tie-down assembly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: A. L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Michael V. Akright
  • Patent number: 4036515
    Abstract: An improved coupling assembly includes a plurality of resilient spring fingers which engage a plug to hold it against both axial and sidewise movement relative to a socket body. Each of the spring fingers has an axially inner end portion with a pair of mounting tabs which engage openings in an outer side surface of the socket body to hold the spring fingers against axial movement relative to the socket body. When the coupling assembly is in a disengaged condition, axially outer end portions of the spring fingers are disposed in a circular array having a relatively large diameter to enable the plug to be readily inserted in a socket chamber. Once the plug has been inserted into the socket chamber, a slide is moved axially relative to the socket body to resiliently deflect the spring fingers inwardly. As this occurs, radially extending retaining surfaces on the spring fingers are moved into engagement with an annular rim formed on the plug to hold the plug against axial movement relative to the socket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: The Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Karcher, Richard J. Silagy
  • Patent number: 3997148
    Abstract: A tuyere and tuyere punch assembly on a converter for processing metals includes a quick disconnect coupling connection for a variable length conduit assembly through which blowing gas is supplied to the tuyere from a blowing gas supply manifold having a connection spaced a fixed distance from the quick disconnect coupling connection. The variable length conduit assembly includes a corrugated tube having one end portion slidably received in fluid sealing engagement with a sleeve portion of a plug member having a locking nose cooperable with a socket on the quick disconnect coupling connection. The variable length conduit assembly provides easy insertion and removal thereof between the two connections and special easily replaceable elastomeric coupling seals minimize malfunction of movable parts on the quick disconnect coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: The Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Karcher, Richard J. Silagy
  • Patent number: 3997196
    Abstract: An improved coupling assembly includes a plug and socket which are connectable to interconnect a pair of fluid conduits. When the coupling is disconnected, resiliently deflectable spring fingers on a plug body are disposed in a retracted position. When the coupling assembly is to be connected, the retracted spring fingers are inserted through an opening into a socket chamber. A slide is then moved axially toward the socket to resiliently deflect the spring fingers outwardly away from the plug body to an extended position in which outer end surfaces on the spring fingers are engageable with an annular stop surface in the socket chamber. When the coupling is to be disconnected, the sleeve or slide is moved axially away from the spring fingers and their natural resilience causes them to move inwardly toward the plug body so that the outer ends of the spring fingers can pass through the opening as the plug is withdrawn from the socket chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: The Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Karcher, Richard J. Silagy
  • Patent number: 3989160
    Abstract: A container is utilized to hold fluid under pressure and has a non-circular arcuate opening. A cover member is movable from an open position through the opening to a closed position in which a seal on the cover member sealingly engages a wall of the container. The cover member has an arcuate non-circular configuration corresponding to the configuration of the container opening. When the cover member is moved to the closed position, it may be skewed relative to the container opening so that portions of a side wall of the cover member are spaced relatively close to a side wall of the container while other portions of the side wall of the cover member are spaced relatively far from the side wall of the container. An improved seal is utilized to prevent leakage of fluid under pressure from inside of the container around the skewed cover. This seal includes a body portion which circumscribes the cover member and is disposed between a rim of the container wall and a rim of the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Assignee: The Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Bert W. Manning, James F. Norton