Patents by Inventor Alan K. Uyeda

Alan K. Uyeda has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190071902
    Abstract: A door lock system comprising a first rotary configured to control extension and retraction of the deadbolt via a primary cam mechanism; a second rotary control configured to control extension and retraction of the latch; and a link configured to retract the deadbolt in response to operation of the second rotary control when the latch is retracted by the second rotary control. The link is configured to move along a linear path normal to the movement of the deadbolt and the door latch and to contact the primary cam mechanism upon the link movement to affect deadbolt retraction and extension. A lever may be used to retract the latch in response to rotation of the first rotary control in a first rotational direction when the deadbolt is retracted by the first rotary control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 10138660
    Abstract: A door lock system comprising a first rotary configured to control extension and retraction of the deadbolt via a primary cam mechanism; a second rotary control configured to control extension and retraction of the latch; and a link configured to retract the deadbolt in response to operation of the second rotary control when the latch is retracted by the second rotary control. The link is configured to move along a linear path normal to the movement of the deadbolt and the door latch and to contact the primary cam mechanism upon the link movement to affect deadbolt retraction and extension. A lever may be used to retract the latch in response to rotation of the first rotary control in a first rotational direction when the deadbolt is retracted by the first rotary control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 9605453
    Abstract: In a lockable door system, the combination comprising a door locking first assembly installable in a door for control of operable use to lock or unlock the door, an upper assembly including a locking plunger, and to guide plunger travel upwardly at door top level into locking and unlocking position, an actuator assembly including a rotor rotatable by handle or push bar to control door locking and unlocking, and connecting the rotor with the plunger, and door edge sealing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Syntegra LLC
    Inventors: Alan K. Uyeda, Michael Wayne Phillips
  • Publication number: 20160108651
    Abstract: A door lock system comprising a first rotary configured to control extension and retraction of the deadbolt via a primary cam mechanism; a second rotary control configured to control extension and retraction of the latch; and a link configured to retract the deadbolt in response to operation of the second rotary control when the latch is retracted by the second rotary control. The link is configured to move along a linear path normal to the movement of the deadbolt and the door latch and to contact the primary cam mechanism upon the link movement to affect deadbolt retraction and extension. A lever may be used to retract the latch in response to rotation of the first rotary control in a first rotational direction when the deadbolt is retracted by the first rotary control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20160069107
    Abstract: In a lockable door system, the combination comprising a door locking first assembly installable in a door for control of operable use to lock or unlock the door, an upper assembly including a locking plunger, and to guide plunger travel upwardly at door top level into locking and unlocking position, an actuator assembly including a rotor rotatable by handle or push bar to control door locking and unlocking, and connecting the rotor with the plunger, and door edge sealing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Alan K. Uyeda, Michael Wayne Phillips
  • Patent number: 9222286
    Abstract: A multi-function door lock system, comprising in combination, a frame having opposite sides, and installable on a door openable between an interior space and an exterior space, a deadbolt and a door latch carried by the frame to move between retracted and extended positions, a first rotary control located at one level on the frame to control deadbolt movement between extended and retracted positions via primary cam mechanism, a second rotary control at another level on the frame to control latch movement between extended and retracted positions, via secondary cam mechanism, means operatively connected between said secondary cam mechanism and the primary cam mechanism to effect deadbolt movement as aforesaid, in response to operation of the second rotary control, as effected via rotary input to the second rotary control from only one side of the frame. Means is also provided to be responsive to reverse rotation of the first rotary control to effect latch retraction independently of deadbolt displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 8882162
    Abstract: A locking system enabling selective handle turning direction to operate an unlocking mechanism is provided. The system comprises a handle, a gear rack driven linearly by rotation of the handle, and a plate removably coupled to the gear rack by a coupling means, wherein the plate moves in a first linear direction in response to handle rotation. When the coupling means is in a first position to couple the plate to the gear rack, a clockwise rotation of the handle displaces the plate in the first linear direction. When the coupling means is in a second position to couple the plate to the gear rack, a counter-clockwise rotation of the handle displaces the plate in the first linear direction. Movement of the plate in the first direction operates the unlocking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 8671724
    Abstract: In combination, a door, two latches at an edge of the door, and door latch operating components at opposite sides of the door; displaceable structure in the door having a position blocking movement of the latches, first mechanism responsive to displacement of one of the components for displacing the structure from blocking position to allow movement of the latches, for door opening; and electrically operable actuating means for effecting displacement of the structure from blocking position to allow movement of the latches, for door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 8491019
    Abstract: In a drive train between a door handle having a first axis of rotation and a rotary lock part carried on a door to have a second axis of rotation, the drive train accommodating to possible misalignment of those axes, the drive train including a carrier, a rack carried by the carrier, and movable in a first lateral direction in response to door handle rotation, a gear located to rotatably drive the rotary lock part in response to rack movement in the first lateral direction, relative to the carrier, and means to adjust the position of the rack in a second lateral direction, to compensate for mis-alignment of the first and second axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 8376415
    Abstract: The method of controlling unlocking of one or both side by side doors, that include providing two rotary input devices; providing a first mechanism responsive to rotation of one of the devices, to unlock one of the doors; providing a second mechanism responsive to rotation of the other of the devices to unlock both of the doors, the second mechanism operatively coupled to the first mechanism, to activate the first mechanism after predetermined rotation of the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 8276948
    Abstract: In combination a door, latch structure at an edge of the door, and independently opens the door latch operating components at opposite sides of the door, displaceable structure in the door having a position blocking movement of the latch structure, first means responsive to displacement of a selected one of the components for displacing the structure from the blocking position to allow movement of the latch structure, for door opening, and the first means including a rotatable cam having reversible positions in each of which motion is transmitted to the displacement structure in response to displacement of the respective components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20120025544
    Abstract: A locking system enabling selectively handed handle turning as for unlocking a door, comprising in combination, drive means including said handle rotatable clockwise and counterclockwise, driven means including a part movable linearly in a primary direction, to operate door lock structure, and coupling means including a handle rotation direction selector having first and second alternate positions, and operable to displace said part in said primary direction in response to handle clockwise rotation when the selector is in first position, and alternatively to displace said part in said primary direction in response to handle counterclockwise rotation when the selector is in second position, as for example in relation to two parallel racks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 8096594
    Abstract: In a door strike for captivating and releasing a door bolt, the combination comprising a longitudinally elongated carrier, a longitudinally elongated solenoid supported by the carrier, the solenoid having a longitudinally movable plunger, a trip lever pivotally supported in or on the carrier, a laterally extending actuating arm pivotally supported in or on the carrier to be pivoted as the plunger moves longitudinally in response to solenoid energization, thereby to pivot the trip lever, a generally longitudinally extending blocking arm or arms pivotally supported in or on the carrier to be released for pivoting when the trip lever is pivoted, and a door bolt retainer or retainers pivotally supported in the carrier to be released for pivoting when the blocking arm or arms are released for pivoting, thereby to release the door bolt from captivation, for movement with the door. Dual springs are compressed by the plunger in response to solenoid energization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20110285149
    Abstract: In combination a door, latch structure at an edge of the door, and independently opens the door latch operating components at opposite sides of the door, displaceable structure in the door having a position blocking movement of the latch structure, first means responsive to displacement of a selected one of the components for displacing the structure from the blocking position to allow movement of the latch structure, for door opening, and the first means including a rotatable cam having reversible positions in each of which motion is transmitted to the displacement structure in response to displacement of the respective components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20110252709
    Abstract: In combination, a door, two latches at an edge of the door, and door latch operating components at opposite sides of the door; displaceable structure in the door having a position blocking movement of the latches, first mechanism responsive to displacement of one of the components for displacing the structure from blocking position to allow movement of the latches, for door opening; and electrically operable actuating means for effecting displacement of the structure from blocking position to allow movement of the latches, for door opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20110192203
    Abstract: In a drive train between a door handle having a first axis of rotation and a rotary lock part carried on a door to have a second axis of rotation, the drive train accommodating to possible misalignment of those axes, the drive train including a carrier, a rack carried by the carrier, and movable in a first lateral direction in response to door handle rotation, a gear located to rotatably drive the rotary lock part in response to rack movement in the first lateral direction, relative to the carrier, and means to adjust the position of the rack in a second lateral direction, to compensate for mis-alignment of the first and second axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20100236302
    Abstract: A multi-function door lock system, comprising in combination, a frame having opposite sides, and installable on a door openable between an interior space and an exterior space, a deadbolt and a door latch carried by the frame to move between retracted and extended positions, a first rotary control located at one level on the frame to control deadbolt movement between extended and retracted positions via primary cam mechanism, a second rotary control at another level on the frame to control latch movement between extended and retracted positions, via secondary cam mechanism, means operatively connected between said secondary cam mechanism and the primary cam mechanism to effect deadbolt movement as aforesaid, in response to operation of the second rotary control, as effected via rotary input to the second rotary control from only one side of the frame. Means is also provided to be responsive to reverse rotation of the first rotary control to effect latch retraction independently of deadbolt displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20100213724
    Abstract: A multi-function door lock system, comprising in combination, a frame having opposite sides, and installable on a door openable between an interior space and an exterior space, a deadbolt and a door latch carried by the frame to move between retracted and extended positions, a first rotary control located at one level on the frame to control deadbolt movement between extended and retracted positions via primary cam mechanism, a second rotary control at another level on the frame to control latch movement between extended and retracted positions, via secondary cam mechanism, means operatively connected between said secondary cam mechanism and the primary cam mechanism to effect deadbolt movement as aforesaid, in response to operation of the second rotary control, as effected via rotary input to the second rotary control from only one side of the frame. Means is also provided to be responsive to reverse rotation of the first rotary control to effect latch retraction independently of deadbolt displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20090308112
    Abstract: The method of controlling unlocking of one or both side by side doors, that include providing two rotary input devices; providing first means responsive to rotation of one of the devices, to unlock one of the doors; providing second means responsive to rotation of the other of the devices to unlock both of the doors, the second means operatively coupled to the first means, to activate the first means after predetermined rotation of the other device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: D755037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome F. Czerwinski, Jr., Alan K. Uyeda