Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10731384
    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 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Sims
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10724272
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanism (30) for a lockset (10). The mechanism (30) comprises a latchbolt retractor (22) that is rotationally actuatable. The mechanism (30) comprises a rotationally mounted handle coupler (36). The rotationally mounted handle coupler (36) is rotatable by a rotation of a handle (12) when coupled thereto and comprises an adaptor receiver (46) for receiving any one of a plurality of adaptors (48,52,54). The rotationally mounted handle coupler is configured to engage with at least one of the plurality of adaptors (48,52), but not all of the plurality of adaptors (54), for transmission of the rotation of the handle (12) to a latchbolt retractor actuator (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TNBT HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Marc Cohen, Daniel Mascia, Jonathon Woodcock, Zsolt Szarka-Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10723399
    Abstract: An object management system and locking mechanism and method, such as may be used in a bicycle rental station. The system comprises a plurality of docking stations and a terminal connected to the docking stations by a network. At least one of the docking stations includes the locking mechanism for locking a connecting member secured to a bicycle or other object. The locking mechanism comprises a locking receptacle configured to receive the connecting member; a movable member positioned in the locking receptacle, the movable member having a lockable position and an unlockable position; and a locking member having a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking member is configured to secure the movable member, the movable member is configured to secure the connecting member, and the locking member is configured to rotate to switch between the locked position and unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphaël Assénat, Jean-Sébastien Bettez
  • Patent number: 10723400
    Abstract: A bicycle stand including a frame, a flexible cable or chain for securing a bicycle to the frame, and a lockable container which is attached to the frame, the flexible cable or chain having at least one end secured within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Louis Fournier
  • Patent number: 10718138
    Abstract: A lock contains: an attachment member and a fixing device. The attachment member includes a base, a first movable connection part and a second movable connection part which are rotatably connected on the base can expandable outward and retractable inward. The first movable connection part has a first extension, a first post opposite to the first extension, and a first tab. The second movable connection part has a second extension, a second post opposite to the second extension, and a second tab. The fixing device includes a case and a locking mechanism. The case is configured to fit with the base and has a retaining groove. The locking mechanism is arranged in the case and includes a movable rod configured to separate the first movable connection part from the second movable connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sinox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10710658
    Abstract: An apparatus, which is connected to a bicycle, includes a case having a chamber, a main device received in the chamber of the case, a locking member connected to the main device, a lid connected to the case to seal the chamber, wherein the lid has a bore and the bore is received in the chamber of the case, and a transceiver received in the chamber of the case and electrically connected to the locking member, wherein the transceiver receives a signal to control the locking member accordingly. The apparatus can be opened by the outside signal transmitted to the transceiver only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microprogram Information Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 10704295
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical lock is provided for a door. The lock includes inner and outer lock components mounted on opposite sides of the door and a tube extending between the inner and outer lock components, the tube being configured to receive a spindle extending through the door. The tube includes an electrical conductor integrated with the tube as a one-piece construction for transmitting electrical power and/or control signals between first and second electrical connectors at the inner and outer lock components. The tube is less fragile than conventional double tube arrangements in locks and thus can be more easily cut to length and installed at the door, improving reliability and cost effectiveness of methods of installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lock II, LLC
    Inventor: J. Clayton Miller
  • Patent number: 10703136
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an anti-theft lug nut assembly and/or system for vehicular wheel use. A lug nut assembly of this application may be used in connection with each wheel of a particular vehicle. In another instance, multiple lug nut assemblies may be used in connection with a single wheel of a vehicle. In such instances, the lug nut assemblies may incorporate a common key member or distinct key members for use with each distinct lug members. Common wrenches and sockets are unable to engage and turn the lug member of this application as a result of the outer surface configuration of the lug member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Phillips
  • Patent number: 10696341
    Abstract: A skewer assembly for securing a component to a first portion of a bicycle has a bolt, a housing, and a first lock member. The bolt detachably attaches the component to the first portion of the bicycle. The housing is supported relative to the bolt. The first lock member supported by the housing such that: when the skewer assembly is in an upright orientation, the first lock member inhibits tightening of the bolt; and when the skewer assembly is at least partly displaced from the upright orientation, the first lock member is displaced to allow tightening of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Richard Schacht
  • Patent number: 10689881
    Abstract: A cylinder-lock assembly configured to allow affixing accessories that are designed to be operatively coupled with a standard European locking cylinder to operate an American mortise type lock system. The cylinder-lock assembly includes a cylinder-lock-member that includes a cylinder-housing having an external shape of a European cylinder-housing, and a cylindrical lock core. The cylinder-housing defines a cylindrical through bore configured to receive the cylindrical shaft, and the cylindrical shaft is adapted to rotate there inside the cylinder-housing. The cylinder-lock assembly further includes an adapting-ring, a cylindrical American housing and a rotation-conveyor, configured to operatively convey rotational motion of a fitted key, which is disposed inside the cylindrical shaft, to an American-lock type cam, to thereby actuate the door lock/unlock mechanism of the American type mortise lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: SAFTEK LTD., HAIM MINTZ GELEMLOCK LTD
    Inventors: Arnon Wolfish, Yair Mintz
  • Patent number: 10689885
    Abstract: A bar security system is an apparatus that is used to restrict access to a container. The bar security system includes an upper bracket, a lower bracket, an elongated support structure, a locking mechanism, and a height-adjustment assembly. The upper bracket and the lower bracket are structural elements that define reference points of the bar security system and used to secure the bar security system to a container such as, but not limited to, a storage cabinet. The elongated support structure is used to restrain items that are positioned within the container. The locking mechanism is used to prevent unwanted users from accessing the items positioned within the container. The height-adjustment assembly is used to adjust the bar security system so that the bar security system can be used on a container of any size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Roswitha Loudenslager, William Travis Clem
  • Patent number: 10689046
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include a pin that is pushed in between two spokes of a wheel to lock the vehicle and removed from between the spokes of the wheel to unlock the vehicle. In one embodiment, a single-sided lock may include a pin holster for securing the pin while the vehicle is unlocked. In some embodiments, a single-sided lock mechanism may be permanently affixed to and/or built in to a vehicle, increasing the ease of use of the single-sided lock by preventing users from misplacing the lock. In one embodiment, a single-sided lock may include a mechanism for preventing accidental re-locking of a lock that has just been unlocked, further improving the user experience. Various other methods, systems, and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Rex Luedtke, Andrew Paul Rosenkranz