Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10961747
    Abstract: A device for securing a door includes an elongated flat rigid member. A first segment is connected to a second segment by a transition segment perpendicular to the first and second segments. The first segment forms an aperture to admit a restraining device. The device also includes a first blocking member having two apertures and configured to engage the first member such that the restraining device restrains the first blocking member relative to the flat rigid member. The device also includes a second blocking member configured to lockably engage the second segment, thereby securing the device relative to a frame of the door with the first and second segments on opposite sides of the frame. When the device is secured and the door closed, and the first blocking member restrained relative to the flat rigid member, the door is blocked from being opened by the first and second blocking members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as represented by the Director, National Security Agency
    Inventors: David A. Myers, Adam S. Wytko
  • Patent number: 10961746
    Abstract: A mortise lock system may include a plurality of hub lock actuators which may be independently actuatable to inhibit a retraction of a latch bolt of the mortise lock system. One of the plurality of hub lock actuators may be electrically driven and responsive to a lockdown command received from a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: dormakaba USA Inc.
    Inventor: Brian H. Hood
  • Patent number: 10959522
    Abstract: A concealed storage area is disclosed that provides easily accessible and concealed in-wall storage. The storage area includes a three-dimensional storage container inserted into and secured in a wall opening, which can be covered up by a removable and/or fracturable concealing cover. The concealing cover can be painted or otherwise decorated so as to conceal the storage container or to render it more aesthetically acceptable for a particular environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Dean George
  • Patent number: 10959474
    Abstract: A helmet locking device that allows a rider to securely lock the helmet to a supporting structure, such as a motorcycle. The device includes a mounting bracket configured to conform to and fit around a tubular structure on the motorcycle. The device also includes an anchoring member that is mounted on to the helmet. The mounting bracket and the anchoring member include elements that allow them to be slidably coupled to each other and secured by a locking element thus preventing the removal and theft of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Billy Huu Le
  • Patent number: 10961753
    Abstract: A retractable outside door handle assembly for a vehicle according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention 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 has 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 has 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 has one end rotatably connected to the door outer panel and the other end connected to the second link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jungho Han
  • Patent number: 10954693
    Abstract: Mechanically or electromechanically positioning a deadbolt used to lock or unlock a door is disclosed. An electromechanical lock can include a deadbolt to be positioned to lock or unlock a door. The deadbolt can be mechanically positioned based on the rotation of a paddle of the electromechanical lock or electromechanically positioned via a motor being turned on to position the deadbolt. A disengagement mechanism can disengage an engagement cog from a worm gear hub of a gear train of the motor upon the mechanical positioning, but remain engaged upon the electromechanical positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEVEL HOME, INC.
    Inventors: John H. Martin, Kenneth D. Goto, Thomas E. King, Jordan R. Fountain
  • Patent number: 10948263
    Abstract: A long gun storage container. The container includes a housing having a storage compartment and an opening providing access to the compartment. A door is hingedly mounted to the housing and is operable to selectively close the opening. A latch mechanism is provided to selectively lock the door in its closed position and provide multiple axis securement. A control system is provided to allow for electronic unlocking of the latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hornady Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Matthew Mack
  • Patent number: 10947758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a padlock having a metal U-shaped rod seated in an outer polymer body. The padlock has a one-piece actuating device that is formed by a base that is operatively associated with the core of the cylinder unit, an elongate body portion that is positioned above the base and has end portions designed to be seated in corresponding recesses of the rod, and a stop portion that projects laterally from the elongate body portion. Rotating the core of the cylinder unit to open the padlock causes the rotation of the base of the actuating device, and consequently the rotation of the elongate body, causing the end portions of the elongate body to come out of the recesses in the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Rafael Francisco Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10946914
    Abstract: There is provided a chain apparatus made at least in part by additive manufacturing. The apparatus includes a pair of spaced-apart annular members. The apparatus includes an elongate member coupled to and extending between the annular members. At least one of the members comprises one or more self-draining internal chambers to allow for removal of residual material therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Adamant Conceptions Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schachter, Ryan Lee
  • Patent number: 10941604
    Abstract: A portable safety container configured also for fixed installation is disclosed having a main body, which, in turn has a covering element and a containment structure. The main body also is selectively coupled with a support body and a lock element. The lock element is configured so that a locking configuration of the covering element with the containment structure corresponds to a first closing state, and an additional locking of the main body with the support body corresponds to a second closing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Eugenio Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10941588
    Abstract: Provided are an electric lock and a display screen using the same. The electric lock comprises a main lock and a secondary lock. The main lock comprises a housing, a driving assembly comprising a driving member and a rotating shaft which is rotatably arranged on the housing, and a first connecting member. The secondary lock comprises a first sleeve, an elastic member and a second connecting member which is rotatably arranged in the first sleeve. The second connecting member is able to move along the axis of the first sleeve. The driving member drives the first connecting member to move along its axis, and rotates the first connecting member when the first connecting member abuts against the second connecting member. The electric lock is simple in structure, convenient to operate and small in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNILUMIN GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinfeng He, Zhenli Yang
  • Patent number: 10934745
    Abstract: A core replaceable hockey lock includes a first end face and a second end face. The first end face includes a first cavity, a second cavity, a third cavity and a fourth cavity. The end face includes a core hole which communicates with the second cavity. A lateral hole is defined radially in the lock and communicates with the first and fourth cavities. A locking member is located in the second cavity and includes a connection portion connected to the transmission portion, and a stop plate which slides in the third cavity when the locking member is rotated. A locking part is located in the fourth cavity. A shackle is located in the lateral hole and includes a neck located corresponding to the fourth cavity and the locking part. The first cavity and the core hole are parallel to each other. The core is replaceable by removing the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Federal Lock Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tien-Kao Liu
  • Patent number: 10932538
    Abstract: A portable safe that includes a lower shell defining an internal cavity and having a cable aperture and a cable end aperture defined on the body of the safe. The lower shell is lockably and translatably coupled to the cover and the safe includes a cable-reel assembly with a retractably extendable cable having a free end. The cable is operably configured to extend a cable length sufficient for the free end to at least partially surround the safe body and be received within the cable end aperture. The safe includes a cable locking position along a cover translation path with the cover and lower shell encapsulating the second cavity and with the free end of the cable longitudinally retained by the cover and/or the lower shell. The safe also includes an article loading position to expose the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BEACHSAFE LLC
    Inventors: Scott Joel Wolf, Robin Jill Strauss
  • Patent number: 10927570
    Abstract: A lock comprising a latch bolt and a dead bolt, a dead bolt lever to move the dead bolt, a key actuated cylinder with a rotary driving bit, a second turn latch bolt lever to move the latch bolt by using the key, a second turn latch bolt driver as an intermediary between the driving bit and the second turn lever, a spring urging the second turn driver in the path of the driving bit, and a locking mechanism to lock the dead bolt. The second turn driver comprises a follower portion which, upon actuation by the driving bit, moves the second turn driver out of the path of the driving bit thereby preventing the driving bit from being blocked. The locking mechanism comprises a slot having two catches and a spring biased lever mounted on the dead bolt lever to lock the dead bolt lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LOCINOX
    Inventor: Joseph Talpe
  • Patent number: 10927881
    Abstract: A wheel lock for an automobile includes a pin tumbler lock, a cam that engages with the lock, the cam having a tab that protrudes outward therefrom, a coaxially rotatable tubular sleeve that is configured to receive the lock and the cam and that engages with the tab of the cam, the interior of sleeve defining a tab cavity that engages the tab of the cam and having a plurality of sleeve ridges thereon that are distributed and spaced evenly and a coaxially rotatable tubular core that is configured to receive the sleeve and that slidably engages therewith, the exterior of the core having a plurality of core ridges that are distributed and spaced evenly thereon that engage with the sleeve ridges of the sleeve, the interior of the core defining a threaded aperture for permitting the wheel lock to fasten onto a lug bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Carranco
  • Patent number: 10930099
    Abstract: A cam lock for cabinets, drawers, drug cabinets, credenzas, sliding doors, lockers, mail boxes and other door type applications is compact in size, fits an existing cam lock opening and provides electronic access via a keypad or other electronic access. Using batteries, such as AAA size batteries or smaller, the lock has electronics that release a lock turn knob or handle when the correct code is entered. Preferably a set of electronic contacts is included at an accessible position on the lock housing to allow both master access and power jumping with a common manager's implement, for situations of lost codes and/or battery failure. In a particular embodiment the lock is long, narrow and low in profile so as to fit on the margin of a steel or wood file cabinet, compatible with the cam lock opening already provided. The locks, NFC-enabled, can be used in securing delivery boxes to enable delivery access, when authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Digilock Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Asil T. Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 10927569
    Abstract: A door handle for actuating a mortise lock of a door with an output shaft and a handle facing away from the door. The output shaft and the handle have a common rotation axis and are connected to one another via an electromechanical clutch. The output shaft has a recess, on the side facing the handle, dimensioned for a coupling element that is axially displaceable between open and closed positions with a motor, while the handle has a receptacle dimensioned to accommodate the coupling element opposite to the recess. The door handle is particularly reliable when the motor drives a coupling (auxiliary) shaft on which and/or in which at least one coil spring is disposed non-rotatably and coaxially with respect to the stator of the motor. The auxiliary shaft has at least one protrusion engaging in an intermediate space between two neighbored windings of the coil spring to displace the coil spring axially as a result of rotation of the auxiliary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Andreas Lauer
  • Patent number: 10920455
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a bored lock has a lock chassis, a locking element, a motor housing, a reversible electric motor, an auger, and a spiral lock spring disposed between the locking element and the motor. The motor may drive the auger in a first or second rotational direction to move the spring towards/away from the motor to reduce/increase spring force on the locking element, thereby moving the locking element to an unlocked/locked position. One of the locking element and motor housing has a projection while the other has a guideway for slideably receiving the projection. The guideway prevents rotation of the locking element with respect to the motor as it moves between locked and unlocked positions. The projection and guideway are interlocked to prevent disassembly of the locking element and motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sargent Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Wai P. Wong, Michael Lorello, Adam O'Day
  • Patent number: 10920479
    Abstract: A storage system for securing a weapon or valuable item. The storage system has an outer housing assembly including an elongated housing, an arcuate housing door and a handle assembly. The elongated housing has a non-rotatable curved inner structure. The handle assembly rotates the arcuate housing door concentrically about a longitudinal axis and partially within and adjacent to the non-rotatable curved inner structure. A rotational pivot of the handle assembly is aligned with the longitudinal axis and rotates the arcuate housing door about the longitudinal axis between a closed position that prevents access to an internal compartment within the elongated housing, and an open position that provides an access opening of approximately 180 degrees about the longitudinal axis into the internal compartment within the elongated housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Martinus Dijkema, Richard William Meier, Jr.