Patents Examined by Lloyd Gall
  • Patent number: 11447984
    Abstract: A system for securing a device having a case and a security feature integrated into the device. The system has a device security apparatus removably mountable on the device by the security feature on the case of the device. The device security apparatus may include a base element configured to mount on the device by releasably engaging the security feature of the device, and may further include a securing element removably mounted on the base element. The securing element may include at least one of a plurality of modules configured to interchangeably mount on the base element. The plurality of modules may include a mechanical connection module configured to physically connect the device security apparatus to an object, and a monitoring module configured to monitor movement of the device security apparatus and any device connected to the device security apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Marc Tobias
  • Patent number: 11447974
    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: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Steven Verderaime, Adam M. Litwinski, Jonathan M. Carron, Drake Lunday
  • Patent number: 11447978
    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: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: LOCK II, LLC
    Inventor: J. Clayton Miller
  • Patent number: 11447976
    Abstract: A lock having an alarm function for a two-wheeler comprises a lock body and a securing hoop movable relative to the lock body between a securing position for securing the two-wheeler and an open position for releasing the two-wheeler. The lock body has a locking mechanism to selectively lock the securing hoop to the lock body in the securing position, and further comprises an alarm device for outputting an alarm signal. The locking mechanism can selectively be moved into an unlocked position, a locked position, or an alarm activation position, with the securing hoop being released for a movement into the open position in the unlocked position, with the securing hoop located in the securing position being locked at the lock body in the locked position, and with the alarm device being activated or being able to be activated by moving the locking mechanism into the alarm activation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
    Inventor: Ernst Pankratius
  • Patent number: 11441333
    Abstract: An electronic deadbolt includes a face plate and a housing having a first end and an opposite second end. The first end is releasably coupled to the face plate, and the housing further includes a bolt compartment defining a bolt axis and a battery compartment defining a battery axis. The bolt axis is substantially parallel to and offset from the battery axis, and the bolt compartment is separated from the battery compartment proximate the second end of the housing. The electronic deadbolt further includes a bolt module disposed within the bolt compartment. The bolt module includes a motor and a deadbolt, and the deadbolt is configured to be selectively linearly extended from the face plate along the bolt axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Patent number: 11439210
    Abstract: A modular linking system allows bags, pouches, and other items to be connected together quickly and securely while providing the ability to remotely disconnect the two items. The modular linking system includes a post assembly and a receiver assembly, each of which includes a geared component to permit variously angled, non-rotational engagement therebetween. The receiver assembly includes a locking member that is resiliently moveable to an unlocked position to permit disengagement between the post assembly and the receiver assembly. The locking member includes two arms that are positioned in a slide lockup channel of the post assembly in the locked configuration, where the arms move out of engagement with the slide lockup channel in the unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ULTICLIP, LLC
    Inventors: Randall Lynn Darby, Clayton Andrew Bass
  • Patent number: 11414889
    Abstract: An electronic lock apparatus includes an input panel and a control box. The control box includes a box body, a circuit board, a connection cable, a back plate, and a sensing assembly. The circuit board is disposed in the box body, and includes an electronic lock switch control module. The connection cable is disposed on the circuit board, electrically connected to the electronic lock switch control module. The sensing assembly is disposed on the circuit board, faces a back opening of the box body, and is configured to sense whether the back plate covers the back opening. The electronic lock apparatus can provide an unlocking manner of wireless, a biological feature, password entry or a combination thereof as a basis of controlling an electronic lock, and include a safety protection design, to improve safety of near-end and/or remote access control management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-An Shaw, Yih-Jong Wan
  • Patent number: 11408205
    Abstract: Electromechanical lock. Actuator (103) comprises drive head (109) rotatable by electric power (160). Access control mechanism (104) comprises driven gear (101) with cogs, and grip mechanism (111). Drive head (109) comprises two pins (210, 212) configured and positioned so that one of pins (210, 212) is in notch between two cogs (220, 222, 224, 226, 228) of driven gear (101). For opening, drive head (109) rotates driven gear (101) to open position (400), by two pins (210, 212) driving cogs (220, 222, 224, 226, 228) and overcoming grip mechanism (111), and thereby setting access control mechanism (104) to be rotatable (152) by user. If external mechanical break-in force (172) is applied, drive head (109) remains stationary by at least one of pins (210, 212) contacting at least one of cogs (220, 222, 224), and by grip mechanism (111) holding driven gear (101) stationary in locked position (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ILOQ OY
    Inventors: Mika Piirainen, Mauri Arvola
  • Patent number: 11408206
    Abstract: A status indicating handle assembly generally includes a handle, an activation carrier mounted in the handle, and a status indicator mounted in the handle and engaged with the activation carrier. The handle includes a shank extending along a longitudinal axis and a grip portion extending laterally from the shank. The activation carrier is mounted in the shank, and has an unlocking position and a locking position. The status indicator has a first state in which a first indicium is displayed and a second state in which the first indicium is not displayed. The activation carrier transitions the status indicator between the first state and the second state as the activation carrier moves between the locking position and the unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Drake Lunday, Isaiah Martinez, James D. Ohl
  • Patent number: 11408199
    Abstract: A vehicle key assembly may include a main body case; an emergency key including a key portion and a knob connected to the key portion and provided to be introduced into the main body case; a restraining member; and a manipulator configured to operate the restraining member, wherein the knob includes: a knob case connected to the key portion and configured to close an opening of the main body case in a state of being accommodated in the main body case; a key ring member mounted on the knob case to be introduced into or retracted from the knob case to be protruded to an outside of the main body case; and one or more elastic members provided in the knob case and configured to press the key ring member in a protrusion direction in which the key ring member is protruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Gweon, Nam Ju Lee, Min Su Ham, Myeong il Jeong, Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 11391063
    Abstract: A lock has a flexible cable, instead of a shackle. The lock has a shaft moveable relative to the lock body so the top part of the shaft is moved out of the lock body to open the lock. The lock has a combination unlocking system and a key-overriding system. The lock can be unlocked by a lock-opening combination or by a correct key. The first end of the cable is fixedly attached to the lock body and the second end is removably engaged with a shaft slot. When the lock is in the locked mode, the shaft slot is located inside the lock body, preventing the removal of the second end of the cable from the shaft slot. When the lock is in the open mode, the shaft slot is located outside the lock body, allowing the second end of the cable to be removed from the shaft slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 11391082
    Abstract: A dresser integrated safe apparatus for preventing dressers from tipping and providing safekeeping includes a dresser frame and a plurality of tracks coupled to the dresser frame and positioned on a frame left side and a frame right side within a frame inside adjacent a plurality of drawer apertures. A plurality of drawers each has a pair of drawer rails to slidingly engage the tracks. A safe body has a pair of safe rails to slidingly engage the tracks adjacent a lowest drawer aperture of the plurality of drawer apertures. A safe door is hingingly coupled to the safe body. The safe door covers and alternatively exposes a safe cavity of the safe body. A safe control is coupled within the safe door. The safe control includes a door lock to secure and alternatively release the safe door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Bonita Hervey
  • Patent number: 11385023
    Abstract: A rapid access firearm safe having a rigid body with a secure interior storage compartment and a door for accessing a firearm. The door is hingedly attached to the lower portion of the body such that the door swings open from an upper portion of the body, and a firearm retaining mechanism is located on the interior side of the door and releasably holds at least one firearm thereto. A locking mechanism is integrated into the upper portion of the safe body and accessible from the exterior, and the locking mechanism selectively holds the door firmly against the body thereby securely enclosing the interior storage compartment and releases the door from the body upon deactivation by receiving user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Gary Hayman
  • Patent number: 11386762
    Abstract: An obscuration cloud generation device (100) comprises a housing (101) having a door (102) and a frame (103) sized and shaped to accommodate an obscuration cloud generating canister (110) when the door (102) is in a closed state. Activation of the canister (110) emits a composition for forming the cloud. The door (102) has an operably open state in which the door (102) is open at least a predefined minimum extent for exiting of the emitted composition. A door checking system (104) applies a force for opening the door (102) and generates an indication of whether the door (102) is open at least to the minimum extent. A controller (105) is adapted to instruct the checking system (104) to apply the force and to receive the indication to determine, before activating the canister (110), that the door (102) is not blocked from reaching the operably open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Essence Security International (E.S.I.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Sergey Meron, Avi Zeilig, Pavel Lindberg
  • Patent number: 11377876
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a lock element, and a lock housing including a receptacle for receiving therein the lock element. The lock housing includes a lock device that in a locked configuration is in locking engagement with the lock element and in an unlocked configuration is not in locking engagement with the lock element. A magnetic member magnetically holds the lock element in the receptacle against a force of gravity in the unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ino Vision Ltd.
    Inventors: Shahaf Levavi, Michael Shenkerman
  • Patent number: 11371266
    Abstract: A chain lock includes a top part pivotably connected to a bottom part. An engaging member is located in the bottom part. A lock cylinder, a rotary member and a rod are connected to each other. A torsion spring is biased between the lock cylinder and the rotary member. The torsion spring, the lock cylinder, the rotary member and the rod are located in a movable member to which a compression spring is mounted. Both of the movable member and the compression spring are received in the top part. A chain is secured in a first radial slot of the top part by the movable member, and the other end is inserted in the second radial slot of the bottom part. The chain lock is locked without using the key, and the key is required to unlock the chain lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Yu-Pin Lin
  • Patent number: 11371265
    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 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Allegis Corporation
    Inventor: Tye S. Sonney
  • Patent number: 11365560
    Abstract: A lockout system includes a hasp assembly and a plurality of tags. The hasp assembly has a back plate defining slots each sized and shaped to receive a tag. The back plate and tags each have openings that align when a tag is received in a slot. A first hasp portion has a first loop portion and a second hasp portion has a second loop portion. The first and second hasp portions are rotatable with respect to one another such that moving the lockout system has both an unlocked position and a locked position associated with an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, the first and second hasp portions complete and define a closed loop, where one or more tags can be installed in slots preventing further movement from the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Jason P. Griffin, Robert Shank
  • Patent number: 11359886
    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: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Ned Forrest Christiansen
  • Patent number: 11346136
    Abstract: A security apparatus for retaining a electronic device when being displayed to a customer for evaluation. The security apparatus comprises a housing including a base and a plurality of arms mounting to the base for holding the electronic device. The security apparatus also includes a locking mechanism moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking mechanism is configured to engage each of the plurality of arms to (i) secure the electronic device in the locked position, and (ii) release the electronic device in the unlocked position. The locking mechanism is accessible to a side of the housing which is inaccessible to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Franklyn W. Gulick, Jr., Gary R. Page