Patents Examined by Robert L. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 5058405
    Abstract: A key chain with interior storage compartment closed by a cap to seal in solids, such as heart medication tablets or diabetes medication and which, preferably, is designed to additionally seal a container or vial which fits within the compartment for storing liquids, such as perfume, cologne, breath freshener, etc. which also features two key rings with a quick release mechanism to allow separation of the two rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Stillwagon Applied Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Woodrow C. Stillwagon
  • Patent number: 5058404
    Abstract: The push-button lock arrangement includes a permutation chamber, and, in accordance with the invention, the combination of the permutation chamber can be changed without dismantling the lock arrangement and without the use of special tools. A cam, which is rotated by a simple screwdriver, activates the end of the lock-out slide of the permutation chamber to put the permutation chamber in its reset mode. The lock arrangement also includes a rotating stop member and a stationary stopper. The rotating stop member is connected to the outside door knob so that the rotation of the outside door knob is constrained to a predetermined angle of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Ilco Unican Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Fish, Abraham Toledano
  • Patent number: 5059076
    Abstract: A structure for preventing from readjusting an adjustment member, which adjusts an extent of operation by rotating the adjustment member, and more particularly, for preventing from readjusting an adjustment member in a carburetor. The structure for the adjustment member includes a hollow tube of a heat shrinkable resin to be fitted around the outer surface of a rotating operational portion of the adjustment member in such a manner that when the hollow tube is heated to be shrunk, it is securely fixed around the outer surface of the adjustment operational portion. Owing to such an arrangement, it will be impossible to fit a tool or the like onto the adjustment operational portion of the adjustment member once it has been available to the user, thus preventing the readjustment. Even if it is readjusted, the readjustment will be easily recognized during a particular inspection of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yutaka Kondo
  • Patent number: 5056344
    Abstract: An insert for a panel opening, the panel having edges disposed therewith proximate the opening, the insert comprising a resilient member having a perimeter and two ends, the member being flexible in a direction transverse to ends of the member when the insert is inserted in the opening, the member having disposed intermediate the ends thereof at least one recess having a bottom, the recess for securing the edges of the panel therewith when the insert is inserted in the opening of the panel, the bottom of the recess being positioned to allow for the lateral movement of the insert in relation to the panel opening transverse to the ends of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: KTM Locks, division of Atoma International Inc.
    Inventor: Andrzej Bartczak
  • Patent number: 5056343
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle latch has an actuating lever displaceable between a position in which a respective door of the vehicle is locked and a position in which the respective door is unlocked. A locking knob connected to the lever is accessible from inside the vehicle to displace the lever between its positions. The actuator has a housing mounted directly on the door latch and formed with at least one longitudinally directed abutment face, a motor in the housing, a nut longitudinally displaceable in the housing by the motor between unlocked, locked, and antitheft positions, and a slide in the housing movable by the nut between locked and unlocked positions and formed with a recess receiving a portion projecting from the lever. At least one flexible arm extends longitudinally from the slide and has a head formed with a face directed longitudinally opposite the abutment face of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Kiekert GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Kleefeldt, Rolf Schuler
  • Patent number: 5054730
    Abstract: A pipe support strut system uses struts, each having a rigid sighting member having threaded shafts extending opposingly therefrom. Each shaft is provided with a correspondingly threaded nut having steel rod handles. A pipe extends coaxially around and outward from each threaded shaft and abuts the nut threaded thereon. The pipe terminates outwardly in a base plate having flanges for retaining a wooden block or pad against the internal wall of a large-diameter, flexible pipe prior to burial thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Pensoneau Excavating Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Norman G. Pensoneau
  • Patent number: 5052203
    Abstract: A lock apparatus for use with a fifth wheel plate having a king pin characterized by an annular groove including a generally cylindrical cup adapted to enclose the king pin, the cup having a transversely extending slot which is registerable with the annular groove, bar means connected to the cup for selective registry with the slot and engagement with the groove, and locking means for locking the bar means into engagement with the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Donald E. Van Cuyk
  • Patent number: 5052847
    Abstract: A fixing plate for concealed devices used for wall-mounting an item of wall furniture comprises on at least one side a box section having pairs of holes for fixing screws which are aligned on an axis which intersects at least one wall of the furniture item in a non-perpendicular manner. Preferably, said plate comprises respective triangular box sections on its opposing vertical sides and on its upper horizontal side, said holes being provided at the base and vertex of the triangle respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Camar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 5052199
    Abstract: A clamp device for securing the housing of PC's and similar equipment to a desk or table so that it can not be moved or stolen. The device is shaped to fit on the PC housing. Clamp pieces at the rear are made to grip the PC at its back by insertion of a wrench or screwdriver in sockets which drive threaded rods. Rotation of the rods causes the rear clamps to move forward or rearward. A key locking means at the front of the device, is used to block access to the clamp adjustment sockets, preventing the clamp from being removed from the PC. In addition, provision is made for insertion of blocking bars in the device frame, so that access to the PC disk drives can be denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Jay S. Derman
  • Patent number: 5052204
    Abstract: A security device for an internal combustion engine comprising a valve for installation in either the air inlet, fuel inlet or exhaust outlet of the engine, and a lockable valve control mechanism. When installed, the valve is operable from within the cabin of the vehicle by means of the valve control mechanism to open or close the valve. The valve control mechanism can be locked with the valve in the closed position so that when a thief attempts to start a car in which the device is installed, the engine won't start or if it does it won't run for long.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Frederick W. Millar
  • Patent number: 5050411
    Abstract: In a shift lever locking device for an automatic transmission of column type, a drive cam is turned with a key rotor mounted on a steering column, a shift shaft arranged along the steering column is turned by operating a shift lever so that the automatic transmission is shifted to a plurality of positions, a lock part is formed on the shift shaft, a link mechanism provided movably has at least a lever which is swung to operate in a link mode a drive part confronting with the driving cam of the key rotor and a lock member confronting with the lock part of the shift shaft; and an adjusting mechanism is provided for the lever of the link mechanism to adjust the positional relationships between the driving cam and the drive part and between the lock part and the lock member, whereby the assembling errors are absorbed which may be involved in assembling work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Tomonori Kawachi, Minoru Morikawa, Noriyuki Suzuki, Masami Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Yasuhara, Yoshitaka Sato
  • Patent number: 5050413
    Abstract: A door latch comprises a post and collar gripping and release mechanism cooperatively mounted to the door and door frame of a vending machine, cabinet, or the like, to provide an initial latching function in the form of a frictional gripping of the post by the collar, and further comprises a lock assembly associated with the post and collar mechanism to provide a primary locking function and to effect release of the latching function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Star Lock Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Woodrow C. Stillwagon, Donald Embry
  • Patent number: 5050507
    Abstract: A burglary resistant cast door assembly for use in a burglary resistant vault is cast of a concrete mix consisting essentially of Type 1 cement from about 21.6 to 25.4 percent by weight; sand from about 31.5 to 37.2 by weight; #8 gravel from about 30.7 to 36.8 by weight; a water reducer from about 0.4 to 0.7 by weight; steel fiber from about 2.3 to 5.1 by weight; and water from about 3.8 to 5.4 by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Lindsay Concrete Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie Shoyat
  • Patent number: 5048315
    Abstract: A staple plate formed with a circular opening is mounted on the lid of a footlocker or trunk and a hasp is mounted on the stationary portion of the footlocker, the hasp having a hinged portion provided with a lock assembly which includes a spring-loaded slide bolt and a key-operated lock mechanism for selectively engaging and locking the slide bolt, the hinged portion being swingable into an upright position where the slide bolt is spring-biased into engagement in the circular opening of the staple plate. A finger tab is operably connected to the slide bolt to release the slide bolt from engagement with the staple plate when the slide bolt is not engaged or blocked by the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Sudhaus of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Rekuc
  • Patent number: 5049015
    Abstract: An anchoring structure comprises an anchor rod which is secured to the inside of an anchor hole in concrete by a cementing material except for an upper section of the rod having a depth of at least 1.5 times the diameter of the anchor hole. The upper end of the anchor rod may be surrounded by an insulating sleeve which fits into the upper section of the anchor hole. The anchor rod may have a continuous groove formed therein, at least one surface of which has a slope of The depth of the groove is at least as large as the maximum crack width expected to appear around the anchor in the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Shimizu Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Sawaide, Noboru Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 5046341
    Abstract: The car locking device of the present invention has a latch to be engaged with a striker, a ratchet for preventing the reversal of said latch, an opening lever for disengaging said ratchet from said latch, a locking lever for changing over said intermediate lever and said opening lever between an engaged state (unlocked state) or a disengaged state (locked state), and the first and second change-over levers. The key device of a door is connected to said first change-over lever, and said locking lever is connected to said second change-over lever. Said first and second change-over levers are rotationally moved together by key operation between the locking position and the unlocking position, and in the case of the excessive turn beyond the unlocking position, the first change-over lever only is rotationally moved, with said second change-over lever and said lock lever kept stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventors: Yozo Ogino, Kazuo Ogawa, Naoyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 5046342
    Abstract: A cylinder lock (1) has a standard lock mode (12 o'clock position) and a service lock mode (10 o'clock position). If the lock plug is turned to the service lock mode with the standard key (8) and left in this position, the plug can be rotated with the aid of the service key (9). The service key is latched against withdrawal, when the lock is in its standard mode. The plug can be displaced axially through a distance of about 0.9 mm, after inserting the standard or service key. A latching device (22) prevents axial return movement of the plug when an attempt is made to remove the service key with the lock in its standard lock mode. This can avoid unintentional jamming of the lock in the standard mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: ASSA AB
    Inventor: Lars Urby
  • Patent number: 5044180
    Abstract: A shrouded shackle lock having two shell halves with a cover plate in one shell half and a hole in the opposite other shell half. Fastener means positioned in the lock are turnable by a wrench inserted in the hole in the other shell half for removing the cover when the fastener means is disengaged from the cover. Upon the removal of the cover the lock cylinder is removable for rekeying or substitution.The lock shell halves are engaged together using a lock retainer ring welded to one shell half and thereafter bent over and around the other shell half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Master Lock Company
    Inventor: Horst Lebrecht
  • Patent number: 5044185
    Abstract: To provide lock servicing of particular door locks in common use, a bypass key (1) with key blade (2) long enough to reach through a lock-cylinder plug (26 and 45) and low enough to pass under extended tumblers (37) of a lock cylinder (28 and 43) in order to dislodge a tailpiece (36) from a stop-washer (63 and 45) or other attachment means at an inside end of the plug is provided in conjunction with a control key (14 and 21) with a key blade (13) of the same length into which single-lock and multiple-lock profiles (15) can be made to rotate the lock plug (26 and 45) and disengage or engage a lock cylinder (28 and 43) and its means of attachment to a door lock (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventor: James R. Green
  • Patent number: 5044851
    Abstract: A fastening element is set in a receiving material, such as concrete, stone and the like, by driving it through the base of a blind borehole previously formed in the receiving material. When the fastening element is driven initially, it moves through a sleeve and expands and secures the sleeve in the blind borehole. Accordingly, the fastening element is fixed in the receiving material and is also secured by the sleeve in the range of the borehole in the receiving material. A fastening element assembly made up of a fastening element and a sleeve can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Gschwend