Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • Patent number: 11158146
    Abstract: An electronic lockset mounted on a door, the electronic lockset including a lock comprising at least one of a latch bolt and a deadbolt to prevent the door from opening when the lock is in a locked state, an interior handle to open the door when the lock is in an unlocked state, a sensor to sense a manipulation of the interior handle, a printed circuit board (PCB) to receive information sensed by the sensor regarding the manipulation of the interior handle, and a motor to move the at least one of the latch bolt and the deadbolt in response to a signal received by the PCB directed to the information regarding the manipulation of the interior handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jeff Cahill
  • Patent number: 11156019
    Abstract: A lock cylinder including a plug, a plurality of key followers, a sensor assembly structured to sense positions of the key followers, and a controller in communication with the sensor assembly. The plug includes a keyway and a plurality of plug tumbler shafts. Each of the key followers is movably seated in a corresponding one of the plug tumbler shafts and includes a sensor interface. The sensor assembly includes a plurality of sensors, each of which includes at least one sensing region. Each of the key followers is associated with one of the sensors via an associative link formed between the sensor interface and the corresponding sensing region. The sensors are structured to generate an output signal indicative of the transverse position of the associated key follower, and the controller is structured to select and perform actions based upon the output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Holmes, Aaron P. McKibben, Sundar R. D. Vasudevan, Anoop Dutt Mysore Nagesh
  • Patent number: 11142930
    Abstract: An earring security display hanger includes a body member, first and second arms, and first and second closure members connected to the body member via the first and second arms. Each of the first and second closure members has a top wall and a side wall extending between the top wall and an open end such that a recess is formed therebetween. A closure member aperture is defined on the top wall of each of the closure members, and a plurality of first closure apertures and a plurality of second closure apertures are defined on the sidewall of the first and second closure members, respectively. A plurality of first closure hooks and a plurality of second closure hooks are formed from the body member and are configured to engage with the plurality of first closure apertures and the plurality of second closure apertures, respectively, to provide a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Strassburger, Keith Cedro, Michael Norman
  • Patent number: 11142927
    Abstract: A door locking apparatus is provided including a first plate, a second plate, a front assembly, a lock clip, and at least one control. The first plate includes at least one vertical slot. The lock clip is rotatably attached to the front assembly and includes at least one horizontal slot in a first end. The at least one control is mounted to the first plate and includes at least one protrusion. The at least one protrusion projects through the at least on vertical slot and through the at least one horizontal slot. The at least one control moves vertically between a first position and a second position. The lock clip is in an open position when the at least one control is in the first position and a locked position when the at least one control is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Katerra Inc.
    Inventors: Will Root, Michael Martin Uhl, Alex Couweleers
  • Patent number: 11136790
    Abstract: A progressive deadlatching arrangement for a deadbolt lock prevents an external force applied on the deadbolt from retracting the deadbolt or otherwise compromising a secured door. The progressive deadlatching arrangement prevents external forces from retracting the deadbolt while still allowing an authorized user to operate the deadbolt. ASSA ABLOY Residential Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY AB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Residential Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Caterino, John E. Walsh, III, Brian R. Fournier, Wai P. Wong
  • Patent number: 11137108
    Abstract: Apparatus for attaching a lockbox used for retaining a key to a door opened by the key to a door handle and especially a door lever used to open and close the door. The apparatus includes two arms each having a head portion and a bottom portion below the head portion. The arms have an open state in which the head portions are at least partly separated from one another, and a closed state in which an aperture is defined between the head portions and receives the door handle. The arms are positionable around the door handle or removable from such a position when in the open state. The arms are maintained in the closed state and movement thereof from the closed state to the open state is prevented by inserted a shackle of the lockbox through a staple engaged with both arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Marton
  • Patent number: 11131137
    Abstract: A rapid access firearm safe having a rigid body with a secure interior storage compartment and a door for accessing a firearm. The door is hingedly attached to the lower portion of the body such that the door swings open from an upper portion of the body, and a firearm retaining mechanism is located on the interior side of the door and releasably holds at least one firearm thereto. A locking mechanism is integrated into the upper portion of the safe body and accessible from the exterior, and the locking mechanism selectively holds the door firmly against the body thereby securely enclosing the interior storage compartment and releases the door from the body upon deactivation by receiving user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hayman Safe Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Hayman
  • Patent number: 11118375
    Abstract: A lock for overhead roll doors and particularly a retrofit lock that enables both manual and remote wireless locking and unlocking of a roll door. More specifically, a roll door lock having an interior plate with a cylinder lock aperture, a motorhead gear coupled to a motor and rotationally secured within the housing, and a controller functionally coupled to the motor, wherein the controller may be commanded to operate the motor to lock the roll door lock by causing a blocking coupler edge to reduce the diameter of a ball-pin aperture, and unlock the roll door lock by withdrawing the blocking coupler edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Justin Zastrow, Ira Hayes
  • Patent number: 11111695
    Abstract: An electronic lock includes a lock shell, a rope winded disc, a lock rope head, a sliding lock block, and a controlling and driving device. The lock shell has a first lock hole and an insertion hole. A lock rope is winded at the rope winded disc, and the lock rope is operatively pulled out from the rope winded disc or returns inside the rope winded disc. The lock rope head is inserted into the insertion hole and connected with one end of the lock rope. The sliding lock block is disposed inside the lock shell through a spring, and one end of the sliding lock block is placed in the first lock hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Zhejiang Okai Vehicle Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiangtao Lu
  • Patent number: 11105123
    Abstract: Moto-controlled lock apparatus/mechanism that deploys locking pins to retain the shackle when the lock apparatus/mechanism is in the closed position. Generally, when the lock apparatus/mechanism is in the closed position, the locking pins are prevented from moving by a blocking cam. In various embodiments, the blocking cam is actuated by a motor that rotates the blocking cam, thereby forcing the locking pins into and holding the locking pins in compatibly-shaped cutouts in the shackle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BOXLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Brad A. Ruffkess, Hugo Giralt Echevarria, Siddharth Vanchinathan, Alejandro Castillejo Munoz, Taylor Davis, Brian VanHiel
  • Patent number: 11098501
    Abstract: Improvements in a hasp are disclosed. The hasp allows for locking the hasp with a cylindrical lock to operate on a door such as, but not limited to, a garage door, a roll-up door or a shed door. This configuration allows for upgrade or replacement of these types of door locks without requiring re-design or replacement of the door. The cylindrical locks offer a greater protection because they can't be “picked” using traditional lock picking tools. This makes the lock safer from people that may try to break into the door. The cylindrical lock fits primarily within the hasp. This prevents a person from grinding through the lock or shackle. The shackle can be configured with just the circular opening for the key visible. It can be further enclosed to prevent infestation from bugs such as hornets that can fill the inside of the hasp with dirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald Ramsay
  • Patent number: 11091214
    Abstract: A lock for securing a bicycle to a dock. The lock consumes little power in operation, with transitions between states in which a bicycle is locked to a dock and released from the dock being driven predominately by force applied to the bicycle by a user. Force applied to the bicycle may drive a latch within the lock to move between a latched and unlatched position. A locking member may be driven in one direction by an actuator and retained by an arm that blocks movement of the locking member. The locking member may be driven in the other direction by spring force, when the locking member is released by movement of the arm, which is coupled to the latch and therefore driven by a user applying force to a bicycle. As a result, a small battery may supply power to the actuator and to communication and control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Sébastien Bettez, Tracy Van Dyk, Michael Frumin, Peter Luedtke, Jacob Robert Doctoroff
  • Patent number: 11091938
    Abstract: Example product security devices and associated methods are provided. An example product security device may include a first jaw and a second jaw that are operably coupled together to slide between an open position and a closed position. The example product security device may include a locking mechanism. In a locked state, the locking mechanism may permit movement of the first jaw towards the second jaw but prevent movement away from the second jaw. The example product security device may also include a product engagement pin. The product engagement pin may fasten the product security device to a product by piercing through the product and being received by the second jaw. A shroud having a shroud orifice may surround the product engagement pin and be operably coupled to the first jaw such that the shroud is movable relative to the product engagement pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: 11085208
    Abstract: A modular electrical safety assembly for use with a control device of an electrical equipment includes a magnet housing with a magnet, an equipment cover, and a slider. The magnet housing includes a magnet to selectively couple to the electrical equipment. The magnet induces an attraction force on the electrical equipment. The equipment cover is coupled to the magnet housing and configured to prevent operation of the control device. The slider is configured to translate along a surface of the equipment cover between a first position and a second position. In the first position it prevents a change in polarity of the magnet. In the second position it permits a change in polarity of the magnet. The slider and equipment cover lock together to selectively restrict translation of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: David Walterscheid
  • Patent number: 11078686
    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: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenton H. Barker, Subbiah Gopalakrishnan, David J. Hurlbert, Kasey Wachtendorf, Snehil Solani, Dilip Bangaru, Austin M. Roup, Rakesh Murali
  • Patent number: 11078688
    Abstract: A prisoner transport kit is described including handcuffs, ankle cuffs, fetters, and locks for use in transporting a prisoner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ARMAMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 11077997
    Abstract: A secure beverage container may include a body having a first end, a second end opposing the first end, a first longitudinal side extending between the first end and the second end, and a second longitudinal side opposing the first longitudinal side and extending between the first end and the second end, the first end being closed, the second end being open. The body may define a cavity to receive a beverage fluid. The secure beverage container may include a lid to be received by the second end to seal the cavity in the body, and a powered locking device. The secure beverage container may include an access control device coupled to the powered locking device and configured to cause the powered locking device to switch between the locked state and the unlocked state based upon a security token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SECURE CUP ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Rhett C. Leary, Brett C. Leary
  • Patent number: 11078713
    Abstract: A safe for a firearm includes a container having a front opening that slidably receives a drawer having an open top that holds a firearm in a presentation position. A drop-down panel is slidably around the first side, front, and second side of the drawer when the drawer is in an extended potion. The drop-down panel is raised at least partially above the first side, front, and second side of the drawer when the drawer is in a retracted position inside the container to seal the front opening. A ramp is fixed within the internal volume of the container that raises the drop-down panel when the drawer is pushed backwardly into the container. A latch retains the drawer in the retracted position against a spring that urges the drawer into the extended position, and is selectively openable with a lock that releases the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Scott Baker, Jesus Carballido
  • Patent number: 11066117
    Abstract: A bicycle inductive lock included a housing, a lock body, and a control circuit device. An annular latch and the lock body are disposed in the housing. A back cover is configured to close the housing. The annular latch has a first engaging groove, a second engaging groove and a third engaging groove. The lock body includes a first baffle that can be engaged in the first engaging groove or the second engaging groove, a second baffle that can be engaged in third engaging groove, and a speed reduction motor having a lever. The lever includes an angle control block and an eccentric paddle. The control circuit device includes an induction unit and a key fob. The key fob is configured to generate induction with the induction unit for transmitting a signal. With the above configuration, the bicycle inductive lock can sense the signal to be locked or unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: YUAN WEN SHING INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventor: Ching-Huang Hu
  • Patent number: 11066855
    Abstract: A latch mechanism is configured to be shifted between a closed state in which a glove door is held on a compartment body at a closed position and an open state in which the glove door is not held on the compartment body. An operation lever is operated to shift the lock mechanism from the closed state to the open state. When the latch mechanism is shifted to the closed state, the first engaging member is engaged with the engagement hole. When the latch mechanism is shifted to the open state, the first engaging member is disengaged from the engagement hole. The compartment body includes an operation restriction wall that restricts operation of the first engaging member from the side surface of an instrument panel or the side surface of the compartment body so that the first engaging member is not disengaged from the engagement hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Komatsu, Yoshihiko Yasui