Patents by Inventor Bruce A. Hagemeyer

Bruce A. Hagemeyer 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: 20210164278
    Abstract: A window balance may include a shoe body with an elongate portion and an enlarged portion. The elongate portion may include at least one carrier section for supporting a coil spring and an enlarged portion may include a locking element and a cam in communication with the locking element. The width of the enlarged portion may be greater than the width of the elongate portion. The spring may rest in the carrier section and may be secured to a window jamb with a fastener or a mounting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Travis Steen, Chad Swier, Dan Raap, Gary Newman, Bruce Hagemeyer
  • Patent number: 11021892
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing with an elongate axis partially defining an interior chamber. A face plate is connected to the housing and defines a deadbolt opening. A circuit board disposed within the interior chamber has a first portion and second portion communicatively connected via a flexible ribbon. A battery holder is connected to the first portion. A sensor is connected to the second portion and is disposed proximate the deadbolt opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Patent number: 10968661
    Abstract: A motor with a shaft and a shaft axis is disposed within a housing. A lead screw has an axis and is rotatably mounted in the housing. A deadbolt linearly extends from the housing based on rotation of the lead screw. A gear set with a plurality of gears, each having an axis, is disposed in the housing and operably connects the motor and the lead screw. A circuit board is disposed within the housing and has a plurality of portions communicatively connected by a ribbon. Each portion is disposed substantially orthogonal to the motor shaft axis, the lead screw axis, and the plurality of gear axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Publication number: 20200354990
    Abstract: A modular electronic deadbolt includes a bolt module having a first housing defining a first longitudinal axis, a motor disposed in the first housing, and a deadbolt configured to be linearly moveable in relation to the first housing along the first longitudinal axis by the motor. The modular electronic deadbolt also includes a battery module configured to be operatively coupled to the bolt module. The battery module includes a second housing configured to receive a power source, and a face plate coupled to the second housing. The faceplate defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an extension that extends along the second longitudinal axis. The extension is configured to removably couple the bolt module to the battery module such that the first longitudinal axis is substantially orthogonal to the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Patent number: 10662675
    Abstract: A modular electronic deadbolt includes a bolt module having a first housing defining a first longitudinal axis, a motor disposed in the first housing, and a deadbolt configured to be linearly moveable in relation to the first housing along the first longitudinal axis by the motor. The modular electronic deadbolt also includes a battery module configured to be operatively coupled to the bolt module. The battery module includes a second housing configured to receive a power source, and a face plate coupled to the second housing. The faceplate defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an extension that extends along the second longitudinal axis. The extension is configured to removably couple the bolt module to the battery module such that the first longitudinal axis is substantially orthogonal to the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Publication number: 20190277062
    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: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Publication number: 20180298642
    Abstract: A modular electronic deadbolt includes a bolt module having a first housing defining a first longitudinal axis, a motor disposed in the first housing, and a deadbolt configured to be linearly moveable in relation to the first housing along the first longitudinal axis by the motor. The modular electronic deadbolt also includes a battery module configured to be operatively coupled to the bolt module. The battery module includes a second housing configured to receive a power source, and a face plate coupled to the second housing. The faceplate defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an extension that extends along the second longitudinal axis. The extension is configured to removably couple the bolt module to the battery module such that the first longitudinal axis is substantially orthogonal to the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Publication number: 20180155976
    Abstract: A window frame has a sash and a panel that is disposed parallel to the sash, both of which are slidably disposed in the frame. A receiver is fixed at a first end of the frame. When the sash is in a first position, the sash is disposed within the receiver. When the sash is in a second position, the sash is disposed outside the receiver. A motor is fixed relative to the frame with a drive system connecting the motor to the sash and/or the panel. A control input is connected to the motor and is configured to receive a signal from a controller, a sensor, and/or a building management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Dan Raap, Bruce Hagemeyer, Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Martin May, James Gerard Seaser
  • Publication number: 20180119462
    Abstract: A high security locking system can be used in a conventional pivot door adapted for use with a latch and deadbolt lock combination. The high security system can be a multi-point lock, received in a recess formed in a locking edge side of a door stile, cooperating with a linkage or other mechanism in a conventional deadbolt/location. The lock can be actuated with a keyed cylinder and thumb turn combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Allen Rickenbaugh
  • Publication number: 20180051478
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing with an elongate axis partially defining an interior chamber. A face plate is connected to the housing and defines a deadbolt opening. A circuit board disposed within the interior chamber has a first portion and second portion communicatively connected via a flexible ribbon. A battery holder is connected to the first portion. A sensor is connected to the second portion and is disposed proximate the deadbolt opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Publication number: 20180051480
    Abstract: A motor with a shaft and a shaft axis is disposed within a housing. A lead screw has an axis and is rotatably mounted in the housing. A deadbolt linearly extends from the housing based on rotation of the lead screw. A gear set with a plurality of gears, each having an axis, is disposed in the housing and operably connects the motor and the lead screw. A circuit board is disposed within the housing and has a plurality of portions communicatively connected by a ribbon. Each portion is disposed substantially orthogonal to the motor shaft axis, the lead screw axis, and the plurality of gear axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle
  • Patent number: 9885200
    Abstract: A lock actuation assembly includes an escutcheon and a handle having a first end pivotably connected to the escutcheon at an interface. A link arm is pivotably mounted in the escutcheon and also comprises a first end. A projection is engaged with the first end of the handle and the first end of the link arm. A cam located in the escutcheon is rotatably engaged with a second end of the link arm. The cam includes a tailpiece adapted for engagement with a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: AMESBURY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Tracy Lammers, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow, Tim Eggebraaten
  • Patent number: 9797182
    Abstract: A window frame has a sash and a panel that is disposed parallel to the sash, both of which are slidably disposed in the frame. A receiver is fixed at a first end of the frame. When the sash is in a first position, the sash is disposed within the receiver. When the sash is in a second position, the sash is disposed outside the receiver. A motor is fixed relative to the frame with a drive system connecting the motor to the sash or the panel. A control input is connected to the motor and is configured to receive a signal from a controller, a sensor, or a building management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Raap, Bruce Hagemeyer, Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Martin May, James Gerard Seaser
  • Patent number: 9790716
    Abstract: A sliding door lock system has a centrally-disposed operator. The operator has a casing with a trigger retractably extended from the casing. An operator mechanism disposed in the casing is operatively engaged with the trigger. A lock remotely disposed from the operator has a housing. A pair of opposed locking hooks extend from the housing and a spring biases each hook into an unlocked position. A block pivotably connected to the housing is configured to engage the hooks when the hooks are in a locked position. An elongate member operably connects the operator mechanism to the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow
  • Patent number: 9758997
    Abstract: A high security locking system can be used in a conventional pivot door adapted for use with a latch and deadbolt lock combination. The high security system can be a multi-point lock, received in a recess formed in a locking edge side of a door stile, cooperating with a linkage or other mechanism in a conventional deadbolt/location. The lock can be actuated with a keyed cylinder and thumb turn combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Allen Rickenbaugh
  • Patent number: 9637957
    Abstract: A remote lock assembly includes a housing and a bolt adapted for sliding linear movement within the housing between an extended position and a retracted position. A latch disposed within the housing is adapted to releasably hold the bolt in the retracted position. A trigger disengages the latch from the bolt when contacting the latch. The trigger is biased into a position extending out from the housing. A spring biases the bolt into the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow
  • Publication number: 20170089109
    Abstract: A window balance may include a shoe body with an elongate portion and an enlarged portion. The elongate portion may include at least one carrier section for supporting a coil spring and an enlarged portion may include a locking element and a cam in communication with the locking element. The width of the enlarged portion may be greater than the width of the elongate portion. The spring may rest in the carrier section and may be secured to a window jamb with a fastener or a mounting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Travis Steen, Chad Swier, Dan Raap, Gary Newman, Bruce Hagemeyer
  • Patent number: 9605444
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing with a release lever and an actuation lever pivotably connected to the housing. A gear is pivotably disposed within the housing and a release rack is adapted to engage the release lever. A pivoting movement of the release lever linearly moves the release rack, which engages and rotates the gear in a first direction. An actuation rack is adapted to engage the actuation lever. A pivoting movement of the actuation lever linearly moves the actuation rack which engages and rotates the gear in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Rickenbaugh, Gary E. Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer
  • Publication number: 20160108650
    Abstract: A sliding door lock system has a centrally-disposed operator. The operator has a casing with a trigger retractably extended from the casing. An operator mechanism disposed in the casing is operatively engaged with the trigger. A lock remotely disposed from the operator has a housing. A pair of opposed locking hooks extend from the housing and a spring biases each hook into an unlocked position. A block pivotably connected to the housing is configured to engage the hooks when the hooks are in a locked position. An elongate member operably connects the operator mechanism to the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow
  • Publication number: 20160083976
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing with a release lever and an actuation lever pivotably connected to the housing. A gear is pivotably disposed within the housing and a release rack is adapted to engage the release lever. A pivoting movement of the release lever linearly moves the release rack, which engages and rotates the gear in a first direction. An actuation rack is adapted to engage the actuation lever. A pivoting movement of the actuation lever linearly moves the actuation rack which engages and rotates the gear in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Allen Rickenbaugh, Gary E. Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer