Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • Patent number: 10676064
    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: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Todd M. King, Christopher F. Watz, Thomas M. Finney
  • Patent number: 10676965
    Abstract: Locks for storage containers having closures such as doors, covers or lids are disclosed. The lock is mounted to the closure and is latched in such a manner as to selectively prevent opening or removal of the closure. The latch of the lock can engage a slot in the storage container, a bracket on the storage container, or a strike on the storage container. Alternatively, the latch can engage a mounting bracket on the door or other portion of the door to selectively block movement of a handle for the door. Further, the latch can have a locking device which can selectively block movement of the latch. Movement of the locking device can be selectively controlled by a magnetic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TriTeq Lock and Security, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Calin V. Roatis, Gabriel Ribu, William Denison
  • Patent number: 10676980
    Abstract: A system for spoiling banknotes arranged in a block formation within a container. The apparatus of the system comprises spoiling fluid contained within a receptacle located within the container. Also provided are structure configured to release the fluid from the receptacle and structure configured to direct the released fluid over and along one entire side of the block of banknotes. A manifold having at least one channel or groove provides directional structure along which the spoiling fluid travels. The spoiling fluid is dispersed from the manifold along an edge thereof onto the banknotes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ATM SECURITY SERVICES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Duncan John Grant, Peter Mila, Peter Rogers
  • Patent number: 10669748
    Abstract: A locking bracket for locking a digital device preliminarily inserted into a casing. The locking bracket includes an internal face for receiving at least one portion of the digital device and an external locking face. The locking bracket includes elements for assembling the locking bracket with the casing; elements for retaining the digital device; and at least one locking unit having a lock for locking the bracket to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Richard Allirot, Alain Soubirane, Damien Cochet
  • Patent number: 10669743
    Abstract: A cylinder lock and an associated key, the lock including a fixed body and a plug which is accommodated within a respective cavity of the body and can rotate with respect to the body. The plug includes a substantially longitudinal compartment for the functional accommodation of a key which includes a grip portion from which an elongated body extends and which is provided with coding grooves and protrusions on its outer surface. Between the plug and the body are respective accommodation channels for translating coding elements, which open onto the substantially longitudinal compartment. The plug includes at least one auxiliary duct which faces the substantially longitudinal compartment and extends at least partially in the body for the sliding accommodation of at least one coding unit that includes at least one pin and at least one conical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CISA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Fausto Fustini, Enzo Talamonti
  • Patent number: 10669745
    Abstract: A smart lock (1) for securing a closure (5), for example a swing door, comprising: an actuator configured to actuate a lock mechanism contained within the closure to secure and/or to release the lock mechanism; and a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a signal to control operation of the actuator. An associated system and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Glue AB
    Inventors: Sarah Liddell, Tai Jung Lee, Andrew Guscott, Nicolas Thiers, Dany Lebrun
  • Patent number: 10669755
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include a multipoint lock. The multipoint lock may include a horizontally translating lock bolt and at least one vertical translating lock bolt. In addition, the multipoint lock includes a linkage coupled to and configured to translate the horizontally translating lock bolt and the at least one vertical translating lock bolt. Further, the multipoint lock includes a gear mechanism configured to actuate the linkage and to effect translation of the horizontally translating lock bolt and the at least one vertical translating lock bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PELLA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. Ritzert, Marlo G. Van Klompenburg, Todd M. Leathers
  • Patent number: 10662679
    Abstract: An invertible, boat outboard motor lock that places an impenetrable enclosure around the pivotable arms of a pair of cap screws that are used to frictionally affix a boat motor to the transom of a boat. When in place and locked, access to remove the boat motor from the boat is blocked. The pivotable arms are placed into either end of a trough formed in a unitary block and the assembly is placed into a concave cover housing. The housing may be installed in either of two orientations, 180 degrees apart. A lock cylinder is passed through the housing and block preventing their separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Tyler
  • Patent number: 10662672
    Abstract: Locking devices that may be used with product display hooks, cabinets, and drawers are provided. A locking device according to one implementation comprising a housing and a shell. The housing includes an outer wall that defines an interior. The housing further includes a channel extending at least partially through the interior of the housing. The shell includes a projection. The shell is at least partially disposed within the interior of the housing and is moveable in a longitudinal direction within the interior of the housing. In an unlocked position, the projection is biased away from the first channel. In a locked position, the projection is maintained in the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Lock Company, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Bullwinkel
  • Patent number: 10641010
    Abstract: A drawer release mechanism has a handle having ends, a cylindrical portion and a flange. A pair of end cap interfaces are engaged to the ends of the handle. The end cap interfaces have rotational shafts, cylindrical receiving portions, receiving slots, and flange slots. A pair of end caps are exterior to the end cap interfaces, the end caps have flange recesses, rotation surfaces, shaft openings, and cam receiving areas, where the rotational shafts are disposed through the shaft openings, the receiving portions are adjacent to the rotation surfaces, and the flange slots are disposed in the flange recesses. The end caps are attached to a drawer. A cam is engaged to each of the rotational shafts. Each cam includes a shaft receiver, an actuator support and a cam actuator. The cams engage levers to release a drawer from a cabinet upon actuation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Allegis Corporation
    Inventor: Tye S. Sonney
  • Patent number: 10633156
    Abstract: A group lock box includes a box body and a door in which the door is shaped to have a recess that extends into an internal volume of the box body. The recess permits unique user locks that secure the door to the body to be partially received in the recess, which can make the locks not project as much from the outside of the box, thereby placing the locks closer to the center of gravity of the box. Among other things, this can make carrying the box with locks attached less unwieldy and can slim the overall profile of the group lock box with locks attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Enger, Gene Gladkov, Noel Motzing
  • Patent number: 10627178
    Abstract: A magnetically actuated authentication and unlocking system is provided that is particularly suited for integration into a firearm, but that can also be incorporated into any device that requires an operator to hold a grip, handle or stick controller. The system includes a locking mechanism that is installed in a device and an unlocking mechanism that is preferably incorporated into wearable gear, such as a glove. The system utilizes magnets in the locking mechanism and unlocking mechanism, such that when a user wearing an unlock mechanism encoded with the correct magnetic “key” holds the device with the locking mechanism, the locking mechanism unlocks the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pahmet LLC
    Inventors: Peter Hofleitner, Martin Tross
  • Patent number: 10626634
    Abstract: An anti-barricading turn hub assembly is configured for use with a lockset including a bolt movable to lock and unlock a door. The anti-barricading turn hub assembly includes a spindle connected to a thumb turn on one side of the lock. The spindle is releasably engaged to a turn hub that is operable by the key from the other side of the door. Under normal operation, the spindle and turn hub rotate together to lock and unlock the bolt. In a barricading situation in which the thumb turn is held to prevent the turn hub assembly from rotating, the turn hub disengages from the spindle upon application of sufficient force through rotation of the key, and the disengaged turn hub can be rotated to unlock the bolt even if the thumb turn is held to keep the spindle from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Steven Verderaime, Adam M. Litwinski, Jonathan M. Carron, Drake Lunday
  • Patent number: 10619382
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lock system, comprising a lock assembly that includes a hasp and an interlock mechanism detachably engaging with the hasp. Further included is a latch system that latches the interlock mechanism in a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Waugh, Matthew Watson Yuen, Joshua Fleagane
  • Patent number: 10612271
    Abstract: A rekeyable lock cylinder with a cylinder body and a plug assembly. The lock cylinder includes a plurality of key followers and a corresponding plurality of racks disposed in the plug assembly. The lock cylinder includes, for example, a locking bar for blocking rotation of the plug assembly with respect to the cylinder body to prevent unlocking of the rekeyable lock cylinder with an unauthorized object. In some embodiments, the locking bar is configured such that torqueing the plug assembly with an unauthorized object applies force to the locking bar without translating such force to the plurality of racks. This type of arrangement enhances torque resistance of the lock cylinder against attempted forced entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanna Farag, Jack Zhang, Mark S. Bloom, James Lin
  • Patent number: 10612273
    Abstract: An anti-barricading thumb turn assembly is configured for use with a lockset including a bolt movable to lock and unlock a door. The anti-barricading thumb turn assembly includes a spindle connected to a thumb turn with a biasing member on one side of the lockset. The lockset is also operable by a key from the other side of the door to lock and unlock the door. Under normal operation, the spindle and thumb turn rotate as the bolt is locked and unlocked. In a barricading situation in which the thumb turn is held in an attempt to prevent the spindle from rotating, the biasing member allows the spindle to rotate relative to the thumb turn upon application of sufficient force through rotation of the key to overcome the biasing force and unlock the bolt even if the thumb turn is held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Adam M. Litwinski, Douglas A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10604966
    Abstract: A casement lock (1) includes an actuation lug (2); a locking shaft (3) coupled to the actuation lug (2) and having two opposite flattened axial regions (5) at a free end (4) of the locking shaft and a circumferential profiling (6) between the flattened axial regions (5); and a cage (8) supporting a closure element (7) configured to be placed with an opening (9) on the free end (4) of the locking shaft (3) and fixed to the locking shaft (3). A locking element (14) is provided on the cage (8), which, in a locking position, secures the cage (8) on the locking shaft (3) against tilting. In a release position of the locking element (14), the cage (8) can be tilted relative to the locking shaft (3) and is moveable in an axial direction along the locking shaft (3) only in a state when tilted relative to the locking shaft (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Backhaus, Murat Malkoc
  • Patent number: 10604968
    Abstract: The method comprises a technique for securing a storage container to a fixed structure or object. The steps include providing a container having a compartment for storage and a lid for covering the container. The container is located near the fixed structure, such as a truck bed. The container is secured to the structure with a first lock having a first lock body and a cable by using a key. The lid of the container is secured to the container using a second lock, the second lock having a second lock body and a shackle. Though the two locks are different, they each use the same key to lock and unlock each lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COMMANDO LOCK COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 10597906
    Abstract: A locking system includes a tamper-resistant lock and key. The tamper-resistant lock can include a cylindrical lock body with an upper portion having an engagement surface defining a pattern of engagement features, a housing, and a hidden component sized and shaped to fit within the housing that includes an internal lock base into which the cylindrical lock body fastens and a padlock pin configured to secure the internal lock base to a hasp or staple. The key operable for use with the tamper-resistant lock can include a cylindrical key body defining an engagement cavity configured to receive the engagement surface of the cylindrical lock body, a set of complementary engagement features, a plurality of retractable engagement members, and a retractable collar at least partially covering the cylindrical key body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ENGBAR INC
    Inventors: Eddy Engibarov, Larrie Thomas, Dontcho Denkov
  • Patent number: 10591248
    Abstract: An example firearm receptacle includes a mounting structure, a firearm holder, and a door stopper. The mounting structure is configured to be fixably mounted to one of a wall or a door. The door stopper is configured to transition between a deployed position and a stowed position. In the example embodiment, the door stopper is configured to impede the opening of the door when the door stopper is in the deployed position and to allow the opening of the door when the door stopper is in the stowed position. The door stopper is additionally configured to prevent the door stopper from transitioning to the stowed position when a firearm is disposed in the firearm holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Ned Forrest Christiansen