Patents Assigned to Yale Securlty Inc.
  • Publication number: 20110252598
    Abstract: A door closer with a self-powered control unit is disclosed. The control unit for the door closer includes a drive gear configured to rotate in response to movement of a door, and a chain arranged to cooperate with the drive gear to produce linear motion in response to rotation of the drive gear. At least one gear creates rotational motion from the linear motion of the chain to turn a generator and generate electricity to power the control unit. In some embodiments, a set of clutch gears is disposed between the chain and the gear creating the rotational motion from the chain so that only one direction of the rotational motion is transferred to the generator in response to movement of the door in any direction. The control unit can additionally include a power management circuit to store energy from the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Yale Securlty Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Burris, Robert L. Tadlock, JR., John White, Jason Scott Gurley, Steven Michael Faes, Joseph McGinty, Wade Patterson