Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • Patent number: 10443270
    Abstract: A conventional safe proper becomes useless when unable to be locked or unlocked, thereby causing a waste of resources. Locks capable of being locked/unlocked are provided to unfasten a common fastening member, so as to open a door or lid from the body, allow each lock to be freely mounted on and dismounted from a lock mounting portion, and dispose a false lock on each lock. Operation of locking/unlocking any one of the locks is provided to enable persistent use of a common latch disposed at an identity opening of a safe proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Yutaka Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10443264
    Abstract: A digital door lock assembly which includes an exterior assembly is disclosed. The exterior assembly includes a PCB which includes an RF chip for receiving and processing an RF signal, a controller chip for receiving and processing signals output from number keypads, and a regulator supplying an operating voltage to the RF chip and the controller chip, wires which are connected to the RF chip, the controller chip, and the regulator through the PCB, and a housing which has a storage space into which a key lock cylinder including a spindle and first screw holes is inserted, and includes a first hole and second holes that are formed at a bottom of the storage space SS and through which the spindle passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Koo Hyun Son
  • Patent number: 10435937
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing system including a frame defining a plurality of compartments and a door assembly including a plurality of doors. Each door is sized to generally correspond to one of the compartments of the frame to selectively provide access thereto, and the door assembly is removably coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kent V. Savage, Benjamin V. Savage
  • Patent number: 10435915
    Abstract: A rekeyable lock cylinder includes a plug body with a keyway opening along a longitudinal axis and a multiple of channels transverse to the axis. A rekeying feature located adjacent to the keyway opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Zhang
  • Patent number: 10434984
    Abstract: An ignition lock assembly includes a lock housing and an ignition lock actuator assembly. The lock housing has a first portion and a second portion that extends from the first portion along an axis. The ignition lock actuator assembly is received within the second portion. The ignition lock actuator assembly includes an actuator gear and a lock cylinder drive disk. The lock cylinder drive disk is at least partially received within the actuator gear. The lock cylinder drive disk has a drive disk body that extends between a first disk end and a second disk end. The first disk end has an inhibit feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Todd M. King, Christopher F. Watz, Thomas M. Finney
  • Patent number: 10428555
    Abstract: A lock mechanism is disclosed, the lock mechanism having a rotary latch configured for rotation between a locked position and an unlocked position, the rotary latch rotating in a first plane and the rotary latch is retained in the locked position after it has been rotated into the locked position from the unlocked position, the rotary latch being spring biased into the unlocked position by a biasing member; and a first lock mechanism for retaining the rotary latch in the locked position after rotation of the rotary latch into the locked position, the rotary latch being capable of being manipulated back into the unlocked position from the locked position after actuation of the first locking mechanism into a release position, wherein actuation of the first lock mechanism is in a second plane that is not parallel to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Gallo, Steve Sanelli
  • Patent number: 10422160
    Abstract: A cylinder lock and key combination with a key slot and at least one dual tumbler assembly for locking a key plug against rotation. The dual tumbler assembly includes an outer pin movable elevationally in a chamber in the key plug, and an inner pin movable telescopically in a cylindrical bore in the outer pin. The outer pin is provided with at least one key contacting end portion for engagement with a first code portion of a key blade upon insertion thereof in the key slot. The inner pin is provided with at least one key contacting end portion, for engagement with a second code portion of the key blade. The key contacting end portions of the outer and inner pins of the tumbler assembly are located adjacent to each other at axially and radially well-defined code positions relative to a center-line of the tumbler assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: WINLOC AG
    Inventor: Bo Widén
  • Patent number: 10422165
    Abstract: A locking system includes a tamper-resistant lock and key. The tamper-resistant lock includes a cylindrical lock body with external threading on at least a portion thereof and a bore extending into an end of the cylindrical lock body. The bore includes an engagement feature disposed on the wall that defines the bore, and the engagement feature is disposed a particular distance away from the bore opening. The key includes a collar that has a cylindrical key body that fits within the bore of the cylindrical lock body. The cylindrical key body also includes an opening defined by the collar sidewall, a retractable engagement member at least partially disposed within the opening, a spring disposed within the collar, and a plunger disposed within the collar that is operable to engage the spring and has a recess sized and shaped to accommodate the retractable engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ENGBAR INC.
    Inventors: Eddy Engibarov, Larrie Thomas, Dontcho Denkov
  • Patent number: 10422161
    Abstract: A magnetic lock has a barrel and keyway, the barrel when rotated unlocking the lock. Locking element cavities each contain a moveable locking element such as a ball, movable in response to a magnetic field applied by a magnetic key. A locking bar is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking bar has coded projections which extend into the respective locking element cavities when the locking bar moves from the locked position to the unlocked position. A code plate is shaped in registration with the coded projections. When the locking bar is in the locked position the code plate and the coded projections form a substantially uninterrupted surface. The locking elements prevent movement of the locking bar from the locked position to the unlocked position except when magnetically moved to a coded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Hamish Connan
  • Patent number: 10422178
    Abstract: A storage system having an outer housing assembly including an elongated housing with a curved structure and a cylindrical housing secured adjacent to the curved structure partially within the elongated housing. The cylindrical housing rotates between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, access to the internal compartment within the cylindrical housing is prevented. In the open position, an access opening into the internal compartment within the cylindrical housing is provided. A locking mechanism is provided in the cylindrical housing to prevent rotation or permit rotation of the cylindrical housing when the locking mechanism is in a locked position or an unlocked position respectively. In the locked position, the locking mechanism prevents the cylindrical housing from rotating into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Martinus Dijkema, Richard William Meier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10415269
    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: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Holmes, Aaron P. McKibben, Sundar R. D. Vasudevan, Anoop N. M. Dutt
  • Patent number: 10415267
    Abstract: A mortise lockset adaptor that houses mortise locksets, which provides an alternative method to attaching mortise locksets onto doors with thickness that exceed the lockset's door thickness capacity. Without this invention it would be virtually impossible to install deadlock configured mortise locks to doors with thicknesses that exceed the maximum allowable door thicknesses specified by the lock manufacturers. The removable lock service assembly offers quick lock interchange to address service needs in extremely busy operational environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: John E. Schmutz
  • Patent number: 10415298
    Abstract: A lock box assembly includes a shell with one or more partitions defining one or more openings. Compartments are connected to the shell in the one or more openings. The compartments are capable of being rotated about an axis of rotation from a closed to open position in order to receive keys or other items to be deposited and later retrieved. A single axle is inserted through holes in each compartment and through holes in each partition and side panels of the shell to secure the compartments in the lock box assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: James Yardley, Cameron Adams
  • Patent number: 10400483
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a pair of handcuffs and method of making and using the handcuffs. Each handcuff includes a wristlet and a gripping portion. Each handcuff is connected to the other. Each wristlet is capable of being positioned about a wrist of a first individual. Each gripping portion is attached to a wristlet such that each gripping portion is positioned so that a second individual can grip the gripping portion when using the handcuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Roger Sims
  • Patent number: 10400481
    Abstract: A fingerprint lock is disclosed herein, comprising a lock hook and a lock body, wherein the lock body comprises an upper housing, a lower housing, a main body and a fingerprint sensor component, the main body is located between the upper housing and the lower housing, and the upper housing is provided with a first opening; the main body comprises a battery, a main board, a bracket, a speed-reducing motor, a cam, a lock tongue and a pin, and the speed-reducing motor is mounted on the main board through the bracket, the battery, main board, bracket and speed-reducing motor are located between the upper housing and the lower housing in sequence, and the lock tongue is connected to one end of the speed-reducing motor through the cam; the fingerprint sensor component comprises a sensor body and a sensor cover, the sensor body being located between the battery and the sensor cover, and the sensor cover being matched with the first opening and clamped in the first opening; a first end of the lock hook is provided wi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Kwok Fong Wong
  • Patent number: 10392835
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a combination lock including a housing configured to lockingly receive a locking link. The lock includes a plurality of outer dials and a plurality of inner dials, each selectively coupled to a corresponding outer dial. A spindle is positioned radially internal to the inner dials. A multiplier link is pivotably connected between the spindle and a locking bolt. Some forms of the combination lock include a tactile feedback mechanism and/or a combination reset mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Manjunatha Ramakrishna, Robert Townsend, Kavya M
  • Patent number: 10392834
    Abstract: A trapped key interlock system is disclosed. A pair of hollow tubular casings located one inside the other and each having a series of elongate slots are used. When the lock is in a locked condition the elongate slots are aligned as inner and outer pairs with engaging members extending through the pairs of slots is preventing rotational movement of the tubular casings relative to each other. The engaging members are biased towards this locked condition. On insertion of the correctly coded key the engaging members are caused to move against the biasing force out of engagement with the slots in the outer tubular casing thereby allowing the inner tubular casing to rotate relative to the outer tubular casing and moving the lock to an unlocked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Wayne Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10385588
    Abstract: An electric lock includes a base, a driving module, a handle and a clutch member. The base has a first inclined surface. The driving module includes a driving member rotatable relative to the base and having a second inclined surface abutting against the first inclined surface, and a motor configured to drive the driving member to rotate. The handle is rotatably mounted to the base, and has a plurality of pushing structures. The clutch member includes a main body abutting against the driving member, and a pushed structure formed on the main body. Wherein, when the motor drives the driving member to rotate relative to the base along a first rotating direction, the driving member pushes the clutch member to move toward the handle, such that the pushing structure is configured to abut against the pushed structure to push the clutch member to rotate when the handle is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Lien-Hsi Huang, Wen-Chieh Lee
  • Patent number: 10378268
    Abstract: A building security assembly includes a vestibule that may be attached to an entrance of an institution and the vestibule has an entrance and an exit. A first door is hingedly coupled to the vestibule to open and close the entrance. A second door is hingedly coupled to the vestibule to open and close the exit. A metal detection array is positioned within the vestibule to detect metal components of a firearm. A security unit is coupled to the vestibule and is in electrical communication with the metal detection array. The security unit locks each of the first and second doors when the metal detection array detects the metal components of the firearm to inhibit the individual from bringing the firearm into the institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Portilla
  • Patent number: 10378237
    Abstract: A lock assembly comprises a housing, a handle, and a latch plunger operably connected with the handle. An exterior key lock and interior lock knob have a locked and unlocked position. A lock cam is rotatably and operably connected with the key lock and interior lock knob for rotation therewith. A crank arm of the lock cam is operatively coupled with a deadbolt lock movably mounted in the housing for shifting between a locked position and an unlocked position. The deadbolt lock is also operably coupled with a motor, wherein a motor cam clutch is operably coupled with the motor and operably interposed between the lock cam and the motor, wherein the motor cam clutch allows rotation of the lock cam between the locked and unlocked positions without rotating the motor cam clutch or a motor shaft of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce C. Bacon, Chi-Tsan Wang