Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • Patent number: 10808431
    Abstract: A lock for electronic devices may include a main body, a lock barrel, a pushing member, and two engaging pieces. The main body has a cover and a cylinder which are connected together at a front portion and a rear portion of the main body. The cover comprises a through hole at a central portion thereof, and two pivot bases are respectively formed at two lateral sides of the through hole in the cover. The lock barrel comprising a lock pin is installed in the cylinder of the main body, and the lock pin is configured to protrude from a rear end of the cylinder when the lock of present invention is at an unlocked position. The pushing member is installed in a front portion of the cylinder, and a rear end of the pushing member is coupled with the lock pin so as to have synchronous movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Su
  • Patent number: 10808420
    Abstract: An electronic lock housing for the inside surface of a door with an opening therethrough has an interior portion for receiving electronic components for a door lock, a back portion with channels, a bracket, a plug, and a front portion. The back portion is meant for securing onto the door surface and has an opening meant for alignment with the door opening. The channels in the back portion permit air from the outside of the door to flow through the door opening and housing back opening to the inside of the door without passing through the housing interior. The bracket secures the back portion to the door and receives the plug to create an air-tight seal within the housing interior. The housing front portion is secured over the assembled back portion, bracket, and plug once they are installed to the door surface, fully encasing the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Morstatt, Wai P. Wong, Craig Babcock, Mark Caterino
  • Patent number: 10808421
    Abstract: An exemplary lock cylinder includes a shell, a plug positioned in the shell, and a locking assembly. The locking assembly is configured to prevent rotation of the plug when no key is inserted, and to permit rotation of the plug upon insertion of any of a plurality of keys having different bitting profiles. The locking assembly may further be configured to prevent key extraction when the plug is in a rotated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason Curtis Clifford, Scott Douglas Welsby, Brian Andrew Rappl, Brian Edward Walls, Peter Malenkovic, Kenton Hayes Barker
  • Patent number: 10808428
    Abstract: A hoop lock including a shackle and a crossbar, with the shackle having a pair of legs extending from a body portion, and each of the legs having a foot including a tip with a non-circular cross-section. The cross-bar includes a housing having a pair of foot-receiving openings and a pair of tip-receiving openings substantially aligned with foot-receiving openings. The tip-receiving openings are configured to matingly engage the tips such that the tips are rotationally coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Kindstrand, Hassan Charan Kumar, Manjunatha Ramakrishna, David B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10801233
    Abstract: Described herein are example fluid guards that can be used with locking devices. Various aspects may be particularly applicable to electrical locks, but they may also be applicable to mechanical locks. A locking device guard can include a guard head, a guard body, and a hinge. The guard head may include a fluid absorber, a frame that is shaped to receive the fluid absorber, and a fastening mechanism. The guard body can be coupled with an electronic lock. The guard body can include an aperture that is configured to expose a face of the electronic lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KNOX Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Pedersen, Dominik Scheffler
  • Patent number: 10794095
    Abstract: A lock includes: a plug housing rotatable about a central axis to unlatch a closure when the lock is in an unlocked state, wherein the plug housing defines a plug passage therein along the central axis and an intersecting pin slot through a side wall thereof; a plug rotatable within the plug passage to transition the lock between unlocked and locked states, wherein an inner portion thereof defines a helical groove that extends into the intersection of the plug passage and pin slot; and a stop linearly movable parallel to the central axis between inward and outward positions to place the lock in unlocked and locked states, respectively, wherein a stop pin of the stop extends through the pin slot and into the helical groove to interact therewith such that turning the plug causes the stop to linearly move between the inward and outward positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Matthew D Schroll
  • Patent number: 10794089
    Abstract: A security lock, having a lock tongue, a key cylinder (20), and a key (30). The key cylinder (20) has a main body (21), a cover (22), and a connection assembly (40). The main body (21) has a channel (24). An electronic control assembly (50) and a mechanical control assembly (60) controlling the connection assembly (40) are provided within the main body (21). The key (30) has an elongate portion (31) and a grip portion (32). A power supply and a control chip are provided within the grip portion (32). The elongate portion (31) has bitting cuts (33) and a first contact member (34) connecting to the control chip. During an unlock operation, the key (30) is inserted into the channel (24), the first contact member (34) is communicatively connected to the electronic control assembly (50), and the bitting cuts (33) press against the mechanical control assembly (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chaoyi Fu, Jiangping You, Changwei Ye, Zhisheng Hong, Dapan Hou
  • Patent number: 10781613
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a cylinder portion having an open end which receives a key. The assembly further includes a stem portion operatively connected to the cylinder portion and torsion spring operatively attached to the first and second lock portions, wherein the stem portion is capable of biased rotational movement independent of the cylinder portion. The lock assembly also includes at least one locking ball received atop the stem portion, the at least one locking ball being extendable and retractable from at least one slot in a housing of the lock assembly. A compression spring received about the stem portion biases the at least one locking ball towards a distal end of the stem. During installation into a lock receptacle, the locking ball is urged radially against the stem, causing the stem to rotate against the bias of the torsion spring, as well as urged axially rearward within the slot against the bias of the compression spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INNER-TITE CORP.
    Inventor: Anthony John Agbay
  • Patent number: 10774566
    Abstract: A fingerprint padlock comprises a lock case, a lock rope, a locking unit, a lock detecting unit, and a fingerprint unit. The locking unit, a lock detecting unit, and a fingerprint unit are enclosed in the lock case. A lock hole is provided in the lock case. The lock rope comprises a fixed end that is fixed in the lock case and a movable end configured to be inserted into the lock hole. The locking unit is configured to lock and unlock the movable end, and the lock detecting unit is configured to detect whether the movable end is inserted into the lock hole. The fingerprint unit is configured to detect whether the fingerprint of a user is matched and send an unlocking instruction to the locking unit when the fingerprint of the user is matched. The fingerprint padlock is convenient to carry and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Purimee Qianhai (Shenzhen) Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Licai Long, Hai Li, Zhihong Luo
  • Patent number: 10774568
    Abstract: In an outer handle device for a vehicle door, a cylinder lock having a key hole is mounted on an handle base in an attitude in which the cylinder lock is inclined downward or upward in going outward in a vehicle width direction while the key hole is made to face an outside when an operating handle is in an operated position but the key hole is covered by an handle main body when the operating handle is in a non-operated position. A provisional holding device is provided between the handle base and the cylinder lock, provisionally holds a mounted position and a mounted attitude of the cylinder lock with respect to the handle base, and is formed to guide the cylinder lock inserted into an insertion hole provided in the handle base so that the cylinder lock attains the mounted attitude at the mounted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Saitou, Tatsuya Ooyama, Kazuki Moro
  • Patent number: 10767415
    Abstract: A reinforcement system and method for a door having a window provides for a window shutter that slides into a position covering the window during a shooting incident. An elongated bar has one end pivotally supported by a securing bracket, which is attached to a wall adjacent the door. A release pin is attached to the securing bracket; it normally supports the bar in a vertical stored position. A holster is secured to the wall on the opposite side of the door in alignment with the securing bracket. The shutter, the securing bracket, and the holster are formed from a ballistic resistant material. During a shooting incident, the user moves the shutter to cover the window, removes the release pin and pivots the bar into a horizontal position barring the door. The free end of bar is received in the holster, thereby reinforcing the door independently of the door frame and door hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Coe, Ricky Coe
  • Patent number: 10766553
    Abstract: A bicycle lock (10) includes a plurality of link members (12), which are pivotally connected to one another by joint members (14). Each joint member (14) passes through an aperture (24) formed in each link member (12). One of the link members (12) is connected to a locking device (16). A joint member protector (203-217), which has a rounded surface, is adjacent each joint member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ino Vision Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Shenkerman
  • Patent number: 10759382
    Abstract: A lock apparatus includes a bracket, an engagement module, and an actuation module. The engagement module is supported in the bracket and has an engagement member configured to move to a first position or a second position in a first axial direction along the first axial direction. The actuation module is connected to the bracket and includes a pushing member. The actuation module drives the pushing member to move to a first position or a second position in the second axial direction along the second axial direction. When the pushing member is at the first position in the second axial direction, the engagement member is at the first position in the first axial direction. When the pushing member is at the second position in the second axial direction, the engagement member is at the second position in the first axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gogoro Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Huang, Chia-Hao Chang, Yu-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 10760302
    Abstract: A dead bolt lock system including a slider member operatively coupled to a dead bolt such that when the slider member is in a first position, the dead bolt is in an extended position. When the slider member is in a second position, the dead bolt is in the retracted position. The system also includes a first movable member positioned in a path of movement of the slider member and configured to be displaced by the slider member to allow the slider member to move to the second position. The system includes a first lock having a first condition preventing the displacement of the first movable member and a second condition allowing the displacement of the first movable member, a second lock having a first condition preventing the displacement of the first movable member and a second condition allowing the displacement of the first movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lockmasters Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: J. Clayton Miller, Eric C. Elkins, Michael S. Yacobi, Edmund P. Deja, Lynn D. Damron, Danny R Maynard
  • Patent number: 10760300
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes a first mounting plate, a second mounting plate, a restricting plate, a fixing base, at least one first fixing element and at least one second fixing element. The first mounting plate and the restricting plate are mounted on one side of a door, and the second mounting plate and the fixing base are mounted on the other side of the door. The first fixing element is penetrated through the restricting plate in a direction from the restricting plate toward the second mounting plate. The second fixing element is penetrated through the fixing base in a direction from the fixing base toward the first mounting plate. The fixing base and a lock cylinder disposed on the fixing base can be disassembled and replaced by removing the second fixing element such that dismantling the whole lock mechanism is not necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN FU HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tien-Fu Chan
  • Patent number: 10760303
    Abstract: A multi-point locking arrangement is provided. The multi-point locking arrangement includes a primary lock bolt and an auxiliary lock bolt offset from the primary lock bolt. The multi-point locking arrangement, in an embodiment, uses a single actuation motion to transition between locked and unlocked states. The locking arrangement may also include a lockout device that prevents transitioning from the unlocked state to the locked state when the lockout device is not actuated. The locking arrangement may include a biased auxiliary strike plate that cooperate with the auxiliary lock bolt to provide improved alignment and a tighter seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hoppe Holding AG
    Inventors: Christian Josef Stephan Zeus, Oliver Erich Rudolf Schuberth, Matthew T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10760306
    Abstract: A lock for securing a toolbox to a support structure, the lock comprising: a first lock portion configured to receive a first part of the toolbox or a first attachment of the toolbox; and a second lock portion configured to engage a second part of the toolbox or a second attachment of the toolbox, the second lock portion being lockable to inhibit or substantially prevent disengagement of the second part or second attachment, wherein: the second lock portion is remote from the first lock portion, the first and second lock portions are securable with respect to a support structure, and the first lock portion is configured to guide movement of the second part of the toolbox or the second attachment of the toolbox into engagement with the second lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Tool Company Limited
    Inventor: David Chapman
  • Patent number: 10753125
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lock mechanism includes a control element arranged for rotation about an axis between an active position and an inactive position. The control element includes a control head having one or more axially extending projection(s). The lock mechanism further includes a lock element that is axially aligned with the control element and includes a lock element head. The lock element head has one or more axially extending projection(s). The projection(s) of the control head and the projection(s) of the lock element head are arranged such that in the active position, the lock element and control element are held apart by the projections, and such that in the inactive position, the projections can mesh together to permit axial movement of the lock element relative to the control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MOOSE JUNCTION LIMITED
    Inventors: David Ogden, Simon Powell
  • Patent number: 10745937
    Abstract: A plug assembly including a plug, a sidebar movably mounted on the plug, and a plurality of rack pins seated in the plug. The sidebar is biased to an outer position in which the sidebar extends beyond an outer surface of the plug. Each rack pin includes a key-following leg and a sidebar-engaging leg. The sidebar-engaging leg includes at least one true gate. When a true gate of each rack pin is aligned with the sidebar, the sidebar is free to move radially inward to an inner position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Walls, Jason C. Clifford, Scott D. Welsby
  • Patent number: 10731381
    Abstract: The lockset includes a first body, a second body and a third body. The first body includes a connecting part, a first A part, and a first B part. The first A part includes a first A lock body, a first A upper face having a first A lock hole, and a first A side face having a first A positioning hole. The first B part includes a first B upper face having a first B lock hole and a first B side face having a first B positioning hole. The second body includes a second upper face having a second rotatable buckle and a second side face having a second positioning unit. The second rotatable buckle has a second rotating unit and a second lock unit. The third body includes a third upper face having a third rotatable buckle and a third side face having a third positioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SINOXLOCK (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiao-Di Zhang