Patents Assigned to Truth Hardware Corporation
  • Patent number: 10246925
    Abstract: A sash lifter assembly for a casement to equalize the amount of reveal at the top and bottom of the casement window sash, and that is also adjustable to accommodate manufacturing tolerances. The sash lifter raises the entire sash up to equalize the reveal at the top and bottom of the window. It is adjustable to accommodate the variation in reveal due to manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J Vetter
  • Publication number: 20190078365
    Abstract: A casement window opening control device including a sash sub-assembly and a frame sub-assembly. The device is self-locating by aligning the bottom end of each sub-assembly with physical features of the window. This saves time and effort in installation by not requiring any measurements to ensure that an engaging feature of the limiting arm of the device is aligned with an engaging feature of the frame sub-assembly so that the device properly reengages upon closing of the sash after release. Also, operation of the release of the travel limiting arm is intuitive, requiring only pressing in on a latch button and sliding it upwardly to effect release.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Craig M. Doring
  • Patent number: 10221607
    Abstract: An integrated casement window operator and lock mechanism including an arm shiftable with a lever handle between a first position of the lever handle wherein the window is closed and the sash is locked to the frame with a hook defined in an arm of the operator and lock mechanism, a second position wherein the hook is disengaged so as to unlock the sash from the frame, and a third position wherein the arm is pivoted outward to move the sash out of the frame, thereby opening the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Derek Ronald Gramstad
  • Publication number: 20190063135
    Abstract: An integrated casement window operator and lock, including a gear mechanism and an arm assembly, the arm defining a rack portion and an adjacent arcuate gear portion, the arm mounted to the housing with a pinion gear engaged with the rack portion and the arcuate gear portion, the pinion gear defining a star-shaped aperture therethrough and a handle with a square-shaped shaft portion received in the star-shaped aperture of the gear. The handle is selectively rotatable to shift the arm between a window fully closed position and a window fully open position, wherein an anti-backdrive mechanism is provided to inhibit backdriving of the arm in both the window fully closed window fully open positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Glen M. Wolf, Gregory J. Vetter, Douglas A. Nolte, Zach Pennaz
  • Publication number: 20170234049
    Abstract: A sash lifter assembly for a casement to equalize the amount of reveal at the top and bottom of the casement window sash, and that is also adjustable to accommodate manufacturing tolerances. The sash lifter raises the entire sash up to equalize the reveal at the top and bottom of the window. It is adjustable to accommodate the variation in reveal due to manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 9725934
    Abstract: A lock for a window which includes a body including a channel defined in an interior of the body, an actuator element configured to be received in the channel and slidable therein, the actuator element including a fork portion to operably couple with a tie bar assembly for locking the window, a handle pivotally coupled to the actuator element, and a linkage pivotally coupled between the body and an intermediate point on the handle. The handle is movable between a closed position and an open position, with movement of the handle causing the actuator element to slide within the channel in a direction opposite the direction of movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20170198512
    Abstract: An integrated casement window operator and lock mechanism including an arm shiftable with a lever handle between a first position of the lever handle wherein the window is closed and the sash is locked to the frame with a hook defined in an arm of the operator and lock mechanism, a second position wherein the hook is disengaged so as to unlock the sash from the frame, and a third position wherein the arm is pivoted outward to move the sash out of the frame, thereby opening the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Derek Ronald Gramstad
  • Patent number: 9702173
    Abstract: A window lock assembly accomplishing FER manipulation protection against unintended window opening without using additional components in the typical FER lock assembly by using a passive barrier system to help prevent access to both the lock cam and lock lever handle. The device can include at least one lock assembly mounted on the interior side of the window's inner sash and having a locked and unlocked position. The lock assembly engages with at least one keeper mounted on the outer sash to secure the window. The lock assembly housing has a barrier extending outward from the bottom surface which effectively helps to block access to the cam. The lock assembly housing also has a shroud which extends from the top and side edges which partially or completely covers the keeper and effectively helps to block access to the lever handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Glen M. Wolf
  • Patent number: 9617782
    Abstract: A hinge for coupling a movable element to a frame that defines an opening that receives the movable element. The hinge includes a frame interface assembly adapted to attach to the frame at one or more attachment points. The frame interface assembly includes a frame leaf and a sealing member, the frame leaf defines a mounting face adapted to abut an exterior surface of the frame and a plurality of spaced apart knuckles. The sealing member defines an attachment point liquid barrier sealing face abutting an interior surface of the frame opposite the mounting face. The hinge further includes a sash leaf adapted to attach to the window sash, with the sash leaf defining one or more knuckles, and a pin assembly including a hinge pin extending through the knuckles of the frame leaf and the knuckles of the sash leaf to couple the frame leaf and the sash leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Derek Ronald Gramstad
  • Patent number: 9593516
    Abstract: A multipoint mortise lock mechanism for a swinging door, including a central cassette assembly operably coupled to an upper remote locking point assembly and a lower remote locking point assembly by a remote locking linkage. The central cassette assembly includes a housing, a deadbolt mechanism, a latchbolt mechanism, a remote locking point mechanism and an anti-slam mechanism. The anti-slam mechanism includes an anti-slam plunger that when in an extended position engages the remote locking linkage via a boss and a slot and thereby inhibits movement of the remote locking linkage whereby deployment of the remote locking point assemblies is prevented. The deadbolt mechanism includes a deadbolt extendible from the central cassette that is independently operable from the remote locking point mechanism. The deadbolt mechanism further includes an anti-back drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nakanishi, Manabu Shimoji, Douglas A. Nolte, Craig M. Doring
  • Patent number: 9482035
    Abstract: A low profile lock actuator assembly for locking, sliding doors, which can be provided in combination with a lock assembly or retrofitted to mate with an existing lock assembly. The lock actuator assembly includes an interior component and an exterior component, which are each coupled to an actuating assembly. The lock actuator assembly includes recessed or otherwise low profile handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Glen M Wolf
  • Patent number: 9476241
    Abstract: A key lockable window operator, including a crank handle that is shiftable between a folded storage position and an unfolded operating position and a lock cylinder operably engaged to a rack and a sliding pin. The rack and the sliding pin are shiftable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When in the locked position, at least a portion of the sliding pin is engaged into a cavity in the crank handle whereby the crank handle is secured in the folded storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Collins Meves, Sherry Lynn Jones, Michael L. Scott, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Patent number: 9428945
    Abstract: A device to limit an opening of a window having a sash selectively movable between a window closed position in which the sash is received in a window frame, and a window open position in which the sash is pivoted outwardly relative to the window frame. The device includes a sash bracket, a limiting arm assembly with an engagement structure, and a securing structure with a selectively operable release mechanism. The securing structure receives the engagement structure of the limiting arm assembly so that the limiting arm inhibits pivoting of the sash toward the window open position beyond a distance of travel defined by a length of the limiting arm, and the engagement structure is releasable from the securing structure by operating the release mechanism so that the sash can be further pivoted toward the window open position beyond the distance of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Nghi Christopher Nguyen, Derek Ronald Gramstad, Scot J. Berkley
  • Publication number: 20160076282
    Abstract: A window lock assembly accomplishing FER manipulation protection against unintended window opening without using additional components in the typical FER lock assembly by using a passive barrier system to help prevent access to both the lock cam and lock lever handle. The device can include at least one lock assembly mounted on the interior side of the window's inner sash and having a locked and unlocked position. The lock assembly engages with at least one keeper mounted on the outer sash to secure the window. The lock assembly housing has a barrier extending outward from the bottom surface which effectively helps to block access to the cam. The lock assembly housing also has a shroud which extends from the top and side edges which partially or completely covers the keeper and effectively helps to block access to the lever handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Glen M. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20160076284
    Abstract: A self locating tie bar guide for use with a tie bar. The tie bar guide defines a passage into which the tie bar is received. A tie bar receiving portion is shiftable between an open orientation in which the tie bar can be inserted into the passage and a closed orientation in which the tie bar is held in the passage. A resilient engaging member that engages a prelocated opening in the tie bar is resiliently biased toward the tie bar when the receiving portion is in the open orientation. The resilient tie bar engaging member is shiftable away from the tie bar when the receiving portion is in the closed orientation by contact between a portion of the resilient engaging member and another portion of the tie bar guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard P. Bauman
  • Publication number: 20160060919
    Abstract: A lock for a window which includes a body including a channel defined in an interior of the body, an actuator element configured to be received in the channel and slidable therein, the actuator element including a fork portion to operably couple with a tie bar assembly for locking the window, a handle pivotally coupled to the actuator element, and a linkage pivotally coupled between the body and an intermediate point on the handle. The handle is movable between a closed position and an open position, with movement of the handle causing the actuator element to slide within the channel in a direction opposite the direction of movement of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20160040463
    Abstract: A hinge for coupling a movable element to a frame that defines an opening that receives the movable element. The hinge includes a frame interface assembly adapted to attach to the frame at one or more attachment points. The frame interface assembly includes a frame leaf and a sealing member, the frame leaf defines a mounting face adapted to abut an exterior surface of the frame and a plurality of spaced apart knuckles. The sealing member defines an attachment point liquid barrier sealing face abutting an interior surface of the frame opposite the mounting face. The hinge further includes a sash leaf adapted to attach to the window sash, with the sash leaf defining one or more knuckles, and a pin assembly including a hinge pin extending through the knuckles of the frame leaf and the knuckles of the sash leaf to couple the frame leaf and the sash leaf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: TRUTH HARDWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Derek Ronald Gramstad
  • Patent number: 9234374
    Abstract: An integrated lock and latch device for use in sliding sash windows includes a lock assembly including a sweep cam that has a pinion portion adjacent and extending downwardly from it. The pinion portion presents gear teeth extending outwardly. A tilt latch assembly including a sliding bolt is biased toward an extended position where a terminal portion of the sliding bolt extends outwardly. The sliding bolt has at least one track portion. The sweep cam is rotatably shiftable between a locked position where the sweep cam is engaged to the keeper, an intermediate unlocked position where the sweep cam is disengaged from the keeper and a tilt position where the sweep cam is disengaged from the keeper and the first gear teeth are engaged to the second gear teeth and the sliding bolt is withdrawn inwardly from the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Glen M. Wolf, Edward J. Subliskey, David Lee Snyder
  • Patent number: 9217266
    Abstract: A self locating tie bar guide for use with a tie bar. The tie bar guide defines a passage into which the tie bar is received. A tie bar receiving portion is shiftable between an open orientation in which the tie bar can be inserted into the passage and a closed orientation in which the tie bar is held in the passage. A resilient engaging member that engages a prelocated opening in the tie bar is resiliently biased toward the tie bar when the receiving portion is in the open orientation. The resilient tie bar engaging member is shiftable away from the tie bar when the receiving portion is in the closed orientation by contact between a portion of the resilient engaging member and another portion of the tie bar guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard P. Bauman
  • Patent number: D780555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory J. Vetter