Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11066858
    Abstract: Provided is a latch mechanism including: a main body including a first enclosure and a second enclosure; a latch including: a latch body positioned within and slidingly coupled with the first enclosure of the main body; a latch lock fixed to the latch body; and a handle fixed to the latch body; and a latch locking mechanism including: a stopper positioned within and slidingly coupled with the second enclosure of the main body; a limit bar fixed to the latch body; a spring holder fixed to the latch body; and a spring positioned on the spring holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Soroush Motahari Asl
  • Patent number: 11060324
    Abstract: A bag lock and its unlocking method, a first limiting slot is provided at a lock hook. The lock body comprises a lock bolt assembly and a rotating block, the rotating block has a locked state and an unlocked state; when the rotating block is in the unlocked state, the torsion spring provides a twisting force to disengage the first limiting slot from the lock bolt assembly, so that one end of the lock hook opposite to the torsion spring is unlocked from the lock hole to unlock the bag lock; when the rotating block is in the locked state, the rotating block limits a position of the lock bolt assembly so that the lock bolt assembly is kept to be locked inside the first limiting slot, thereby the end of the lock hook opposite to the torsion spring is fixed in the lock hole to lock the bag lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN QINGXI KWONG WAH LOCK MFY. CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Man Leung Thomas Liu
  • Patent number: 11053712
    Abstract: A chain lock includes a main body, a rotatable part, a cylinder, a plug provided with a tailpiece, and a chain. The main body defines therethrough a first channel and a second channel. The rotatable part defines therethrough a third channel. The rotatable part is rotatably mounted to the main body. The cylinder is slidably fitted into the first channel of the main body and biased by a compression spring. The plug together with the tailpiece is rotatably mounted in the cylinder. The chain includes a series of rings, one ring of which is located in the second channel of the main body and inserted through by the cylinder. In use, a second ring of the chain can be located in the third channel of the rotatable part to be inserted by the cylinder, and the plug can be rotated by a key to have the cylinder fixed in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Yu-Pin Lin
  • Patent number: 11053713
    Abstract: A carrying case for a pair of rigid handcuffs is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ARMAMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES, INC
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 11047155
    Abstract: A concealed anti-tamper device to prevent unauthorized opening and tampering with a manufactured product includes a shell, an anti-dismantling structure concealed in the shell, and at least one key. The shell defines a through hole and a slot. The anti-dismantling structure includes anti-dismantling hook module with hook, driving module, and resetting component anti-dismantling hook module. The anti-dismantling hook module is movable within the shell, and when the product is to be locked, the separate key rotates the driving module, which drives the hook of the anti-dismantling hook module to embed in the slot. The key is rotated in the opposite direction to unlock, until the driving module separates from the anti-dismantling hook module, and the resetting component separates the hook from the slot by the restoring force of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11047152
    Abstract: The present application provides an electric lock device, adopting a clutch mechanism composed of a driven gear and a turntable. The first side of the driven gear is provided with a mounting position for the turntable to be embedded, the sidewall of the mounting position is provided with an arc-shaped recess, and the outer sidewall of the turntable is provided with an arc-shaped bump corresponding to the arc-shaped recess. The central angle corresponding to the arc-shaped recess is denoted as ?, and the central angle corresponding to the arc-shaped bump is denoted as ?, then ? and ? satisfy: ????180°. Based on the above structure, there is a rotation virtual position greater than or equal to 180° between the driven gear and the turntable, that is, the gear can be rotated at least 180° regardless of the angle to which the gear rotates the turntable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KAADAS INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaoyi Shen, Wenqing Peng, Hanmei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11035149
    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: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenton H. Barker, Subbiah Gopalakrishnan, David J. Hurlbert, Kasey Wachtendorf, Snehil Solanki, Dilip Bangaru, Austin M. Roup, Rakesh Murali
  • Patent number: 11028621
    Abstract: A security lock for vehicles, especially for the cargo compartments of lorries or vans, but also usable on other doors, uses a clamp having two halves or plates such that same hold a bolt, increasing the contact area in the event of a possible attack or leverage, and, if the surface of the vehicle becomes deformed, the two halves jam the bolt, further increasing security and reducing the possibility of opening. In the security lock, the system of inside opening by a cable is eliminated. Further, opening from the inside of the vehicle is performed by rotating a shaft or handle perpendicular to the surface of the vehicle, preventing the vehicle from being accessed from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INDULOCKS CERRADURAS INSUSTRIALES SL
    Inventor: Pedro Toran Poggio
  • Patent number: 11028618
    Abstract: An electronic padlock comprising a lock body, a locking hook moveably connected to the lock body, and an unlocking assembly, a locking mechanism, and a mechanical unlocking system and an electronic unlocking system which are provided in the lock body. One end of the mechanical unlocking system and one end of the electronic unlocking system are movably connected to the unlocking assembly to drive the unlocking assembly to perform position conversion between a first position and a second position, respectively; a locking mechanism is defined at the unlocking assembly, when the unlocking assembly is in the first position, the locking mechanism limits a position of the locking hook, the electronic padlock is in a locked state; when the unlocking assembly is in the second position, the locking mechanism is disengaged inwardly from the locking hook so that the locking hook can be pulled out to unlock the electronic padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN QINGXI KWONG WAH LOCK MFY. CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Man Leung Thomas Liu
  • Patent number: 11028622
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a panelboard guard assembly configured to restrict access to a panelboard having a cover and a door defined therein, the cover having first and second side edges. The panelboard guard assembly includes overlapping members that are, at least in some implementations, mutually coupled to each other. The panelboard guard assembly further includes an adjustment mechanism that extends between and couples the members together, the adjustment mechanism facilitating adjustment of the distance between the outer ends of the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ADK Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Kit Canaday, Christopher Anthony Canaday
  • Patent number: 11021894
    Abstract: In general, the present invention is incorporated in a cam lock housing that is securable relative to a drawer or door. Coupled to the cam lock housing is an actuator package. The actuator package of this exemplary cam lock system can include a retractable geared plate or tongue, a micro gear motor, a controller, and a power system. In operation, the drive gear/pinion causes lateral displacement of tongue towards or away from a latch in order to lock or unlock the item. As such, a medicine cabinet (or similar), can be remotely locked or unlocked. Alternatively, rotation of a physical key within the cam lock rotates the cam lock housing and the tongue towards or away from a latch so that the cam lock can also be operated manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Smart Armor Protected, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Zastrow, Ira Hayes, William Birgen
  • Patent number: 11008781
    Abstract: A padlock comprises a bolt unit having a stopper, a brake unit being moveable up-and-down, and a drive unit for driving the movement of the brake unit. The drive unit includes a drive motor and a driving cap fixedly sleeved on a drive lever. The driving cap includes a lug boss. The brake unit includes a first spring fixedly connected to a tumbler. The spacing of the coils of the first spring matches the lug boss such that the lug boss can move inside or outside of a threaded gap thereof. After the padlock is locked or unlocked, even if the drive lever continues to rotate, the lug boss just moves out of the first spring and may not drive the first spring to move up or down. Thus, the tumbler stops moving up or down and will not generate a pressure on the internal structure of the padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PURIMEE QIANHAI (SHENZHEN) INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Licai Long, Hai Li, Zhihong Luo
  • Patent number: 11008787
    Abstract: A locking device for preferred securement to the locking bars located on the doors of shipping container. The device includes a main frame and two preferably J-shaped plates. The a hub portion along with a first plate define an first securement area for the locking device to a first locking bar and a movable member along with a second plate define a second securement area for the second locking bar. A lock having a main shaft is inserted into the main frame and prevents the plates from being pulled outward. The lock is maintain in positioned by a solenoid which is disposed within a portion of the main frame in a closed/locked position preventing the lock and main shaft from being pulled out of the main frame. Upon receipt of an authorized remote command or password the solenoid is caused to be retracted allowing the main shaft to be move and freeing the two plates so that they can be pulled outwards allowing the locking device to be removed from the locking bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Arturo Valdes Rudd
  • Patent number: 10995541
    Abstract: A valet vault is described herein. The valet vault may be constructed with components that result in improved strength and prevent theft. In one example embodiment, the vault may comprise a service side, an attachment side, and four exterior sides, a lockable utility box, a secured storage area being accessible through a door where a hinged end of the door is pivotally connected to a door frame by at least one hinge, and a security plate substantially separating the secured storage area and the lockable utility box. The vault may comprise a catch/latch to stop the door. The vault may comprise an illuminatable sign that does not compromise the security of the secured storage area. The door may comprise reinforcements. The vault may be a podium or be coupled to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Valet Vault, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Robertson Wojohn, Richard Grant Henry
  • Patent number: 10995527
    Abstract: A retractable outside door handle assembly may include: an outside door handle protruded outward in a width direction of a vehicle rather than a door outer panel configuring a door of the vehicle or being receivable to an opening formed at the door outer panel; a first link having one end connected to one end of the outside door handle and the other end extending downward along a height direction of the vehicle; a second link having one end connected to one side and the other side of the outside door handle and the other end extending along the height direction of the vehicle; a main arm having one end rotatably connected to the door outer panel and the other end connected to the second link; and a moving block connected to the other end of the first link and the other end of the second link and movable upwards and downwards along the height direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jungho Han
  • Patent number: 10968662
    Abstract: The dual lock system can have a primary lock having a first bolt, a first external access control interface, a handle on an internal face of the door, a first mechanism to control the retraction of the first bolt based on either one of the first external access control interface and the handle, the first mechanism having an actuator which is moveable vertically in response to the activation of the handle; a secondary lock having a second bolt, a second external access control interface, a second mechanism to control the retraction of the second bolt based on the second external access control interface, the second mechanism having a rotary shaft linked to the retraction of the second bolt; a connecting element connected to transfer the vertical movement of the actuator to a rotary movement of the rotary shaft, wherein both the first bolt and the second bolt are retracted upon activation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: dormakaba USA Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Dunnigan, Brian Craycraft, James Lawhorn, Kenney Clay Sledd