Patents Examined by Lloyd A. Gall
  • Patent number: 10829961
    Abstract: A security anchor comprises a first (or base) plate and a second (or clamping) plate that is adapted to fit over and engage the first plate. In use, fasteners pass through one or more holes defined through a central portion of the first plate to secure the first plate to a fixed object, such as a wall or floor. The second plate fit overs and engages the first plate, with a tab of the second plate received in a slot defined by a first upstanding wall portion of the first plate One or more holes defined in an upstanding wall portion of the second plate are in registry with one or more holes defined through a second upstanding wall portion of the first plate, such that a locking device can be passed through a selected pair of registered holes and connected to an item that is to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Frank M. Lauyans
  • Patent number: 10829958
    Abstract: Described is a handle assembly (10) with lock (100), particularly for a glass leaf (200), which comprises a first fastening member (11), having a first abutment face (12) designed to make contact with a first face (201) of a leaf (200), a second fastening member (13) and a connecting mechanism (15) for mutually connecting the fastening members (11, 13). The first fastening member (11) comprises: a casing (17) equipped with an operating opening (18); a housing (19) for a cylinder (101) of the lock (100) and equipped with a locking device (21) for blocking the cylinder (101); a closing element (22) movable with respect to the housing (19) between an open position and a closed position in contrast with an elastic device (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PBA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Masiero Francesca
  • Patent number: 10822835
    Abstract: An electronic locking mechanism has a body portion with movable retaining members that are controlled utilizing an electrically controlled actuator. The actuator operates the retaining member to move radially outwardly of the body portion circumference in a locked position and allows the retaining member to move radially inwardly of the circumference in an unlocked position. An electronic key can be utilized to operate the electronic locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DeWalch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Binz Dewalch, Aditya Kumar Palthi, Tyler Dean Todd, II
  • Patent number: 10815697
    Abstract: A latch (202) includes a catch jaw (210) which is operative to releasably engage a post. A release pawl (212) is operative to hold the catch jaw in a latched jaw position, and upon movement of the release pawl, enables the catch jaw to move to an unlatched jaw position. In an unlocked condition of the latch, movement of a handle (206) is operative to enable the latch to change from the latched to unlatched condition. The latch includes a keylock (240) and an electrical actuator (308). Each of the keylock and the electrical actuator are operative to independently change the condition of the latch between locked and unlocked conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: THE EASTERN COMPANY
    Inventors: Lee S. Weinerman, Scott Arthurs
  • Patent number: 10815699
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a portable electronic device includes a force-transmission member having a length, a first end, and a second end. The apparatus further includes a lock head coupled to the first end of the force-transmission member. The lock head is movable by the force-transmission member between a locked position, in which the lock head is secured to the portable electronic device, and an unlocked position, in which the lock head is unsecured from the portable electronic device. An actuator assembly spaced a distance from the lock head includes a body, a movable member coupled to the second end of the force-transmission member, and a lock mechanism supported by the body. The lock mechanism is actuatable from a first position to a second position to move the movable member relative to the body such that the lock head moves from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Kao, John Hung, Bruce Fitz-Earle, Mike Otsuka, William De Meulenaere
  • Patent number: 10808420
    Abstract: An electronic lock housing for the inside surface of a door with an opening therethrough has an interior portion for receiving electronic components for a door lock, a back portion with channels, a bracket, a plug, and a front portion. The back portion is meant for securing onto the door surface and has an opening meant for alignment with the door opening. The channels in the back portion permit air from the outside of the door to flow through the door opening and housing back opening to the inside of the door without passing through the housing interior. The bracket secures the back portion to the door and receives the plug to create an air-tight seal within the housing interior. The housing front portion is secured over the assembled back portion, bracket, and plug once they are installed to the door surface, fully encasing the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Morstatt, Wai P. Wong, Craig Babcock, Mark Caterino
  • Patent number: 10808428
    Abstract: A hoop lock including a shackle and a crossbar, with the shackle having a pair of legs extending from a body portion, and each of the legs having a foot including a tip with a non-circular cross-section. The cross-bar includes a housing having a pair of foot-receiving openings and a pair of tip-receiving openings substantially aligned with foot-receiving openings. The tip-receiving openings are configured to matingly engage the tips such that the tips are rotationally coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Kindstrand, Hassan Charan Kumar, Manjunatha Ramakrishna, David B. Miller
  • Patent number: 10808421
    Abstract: An exemplary lock cylinder includes a shell, a plug positioned in the shell, and a locking assembly. The locking assembly is configured to prevent rotation of the plug when no key is inserted, and to permit rotation of the plug upon insertion of any of a plurality of keys having different bitting profiles. The locking assembly may further be configured to prevent key extraction when the plug is in a rotated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason Curtis Clifford, Scott Douglas Welsby, Brian Andrew Rappl, Brian Edward Walls, Peter Malenkovic, Kenton Hayes Barker
  • Patent number: 10808431
    Abstract: A lock for electronic devices may include a main body, a lock barrel, a pushing member, and two engaging pieces. The main body has a cover and a cylinder which are connected together at a front portion and a rear portion of the main body. The cover comprises a through hole at a central portion thereof, and two pivot bases are respectively formed at two lateral sides of the through hole in the cover. The lock barrel comprising a lock pin is installed in the cylinder of the main body, and the lock pin is configured to protrude from a rear end of the cylinder when the lock of present invention is at an unlocked position. The pushing member is installed in a front portion of the cylinder, and a rear end of the pushing member is coupled with the lock pin so as to have synchronous movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Su
  • Patent number: 10801233
    Abstract: Described herein are example fluid guards that can be used with locking devices. Various aspects may be particularly applicable to electrical locks, but they may also be applicable to mechanical locks. A locking device guard can include a guard head, a guard body, and a hinge. The guard head may include a fluid absorber, a frame that is shaped to receive the fluid absorber, and a fastening mechanism. The guard body can be coupled with an electronic lock. The guard body can include an aperture that is configured to expose a face of the electronic lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KNOX Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Pedersen, Dominik Scheffler
  • Patent number: 10794095
    Abstract: A lock includes: a plug housing rotatable about a central axis to unlatch a closure when the lock is in an unlocked state, wherein the plug housing defines a plug passage therein along the central axis and an intersecting pin slot through a side wall thereof; a plug rotatable within the plug passage to transition the lock between unlocked and locked states, wherein an inner portion thereof defines a helical groove that extends into the intersection of the plug passage and pin slot; and a stop linearly movable parallel to the central axis between inward and outward positions to place the lock in unlocked and locked states, respectively, wherein a stop pin of the stop extends through the pin slot and into the helical groove to interact therewith such that turning the plug causes the stop to linearly move between the inward and outward positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Matthew D Schroll
  • Patent number: 10794089
    Abstract: A security lock, having a lock tongue, a key cylinder (20), and a key (30). The key cylinder (20) has a main body (21), a cover (22), and a connection assembly (40). The main body (21) has a channel (24). An electronic control assembly (50) and a mechanical control assembly (60) controlling the connection assembly (40) are provided within the main body (21). The key (30) has an elongate portion (31) and a grip portion (32). A power supply and a control chip are provided within the grip portion (32). The elongate portion (31) has bitting cuts (33) and a first contact member (34) connecting to the control chip. During an unlock operation, the key (30) is inserted into the channel (24), the first contact member (34) is communicatively connected to the electronic control assembly (50), and the bitting cuts (33) press against the mechanical control assembly (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chaoyi Fu, Jiangping You, Changwei Ye, Zhisheng Hong, Dapan Hou
  • Patent number: 10781613
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a cylinder portion having an open end which receives a key. The assembly further includes a stem portion operatively connected to the cylinder portion and torsion spring operatively attached to the first and second lock portions, wherein the stem portion is capable of biased rotational movement independent of the cylinder portion. The lock assembly also includes at least one locking ball received atop the stem portion, the at least one locking ball being extendable and retractable from at least one slot in a housing of the lock assembly. A compression spring received about the stem portion biases the at least one locking ball towards a distal end of the stem. During installation into a lock receptacle, the locking ball is urged radially against the stem, causing the stem to rotate against the bias of the torsion spring, as well as urged axially rearward within the slot against the bias of the compression spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INNER-TITE CORP.
    Inventor: Anthony John Agbay
  • Patent number: 10774568
    Abstract: In an outer handle device for a vehicle door, a cylinder lock having a key hole is mounted on an handle base in an attitude in which the cylinder lock is inclined downward or upward in going outward in a vehicle width direction while the key hole is made to face an outside when an operating handle is in an operated position but the key hole is covered by an handle main body when the operating handle is in a non-operated position. A provisional holding device is provided between the handle base and the cylinder lock, provisionally holds a mounted position and a mounted attitude of the cylinder lock with respect to the handle base, and is formed to guide the cylinder lock inserted into an insertion hole provided in the handle base so that the cylinder lock attains the mounted attitude at the mounted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Saitou, Tatsuya Ooyama, Kazuki Moro
  • Patent number: 10774566
    Abstract: A fingerprint padlock comprises a lock case, a lock rope, a locking unit, a lock detecting unit, and a fingerprint unit. The locking unit, a lock detecting unit, and a fingerprint unit are enclosed in the lock case. A lock hole is provided in the lock case. The lock rope comprises a fixed end that is fixed in the lock case and a movable end configured to be inserted into the lock hole. The locking unit is configured to lock and unlock the movable end, and the lock detecting unit is configured to detect whether the movable end is inserted into the lock hole. The fingerprint unit is configured to detect whether the fingerprint of a user is matched and send an unlocking instruction to the locking unit when the fingerprint of the user is matched. The fingerprint padlock is convenient to carry and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Purimee Qianhai (Shenzhen) Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Licai Long, Hai Li, Zhihong Luo
  • Patent number: 10767415
    Abstract: A reinforcement system and method for a door having a window provides for a window shutter that slides into a position covering the window during a shooting incident. An elongated bar has one end pivotally supported by a securing bracket, which is attached to a wall adjacent the door. A release pin is attached to the securing bracket; it normally supports the bar in a vertical stored position. A holster is secured to the wall on the opposite side of the door in alignment with the securing bracket. The shutter, the securing bracket, and the holster are formed from a ballistic resistant material. During a shooting incident, the user moves the shutter to cover the window, removes the release pin and pivots the bar into a horizontal position barring the door. The free end of bar is received in the holster, thereby reinforcing the door independently of the door frame and door hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Coe, Ricky Coe
  • Patent number: 10766553
    Abstract: A bicycle lock (10) includes a plurality of link members (12), which are pivotally connected to one another by joint members (14). Each joint member (14) passes through an aperture (24) formed in each link member (12). One of the link members (12) is connected to a locking device (16). A joint member protector (203-217), which has a rounded surface, is adjacent each joint member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ino Vision Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Shenkerman
  • 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: 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: 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