Patents by Inventor J. Brooks Mitchell

J. Brooks Mitchell 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).

  • Patent number: 4661806
    Abstract: A system for controlling access to several keys that includes several keyholders that include uniquely shaped portions that mate with correspondingly shaped portions of keyholder housings that are contained within a storage container. The storage container keyholder housings further include a latching apparatus for latching each of the keyholders such that the key and keyholders may not be removed unless an access signal is received by the latching apparatus. A data processor is connected to the storage means to receive inputs and provide access to selected keys in response to appropriate inputs. The data processor further records information such as time of access and access data. The storage keyholder housings further include circuitry that determine when a key has been replaced. The data processor is connected to receive the return information for recording. The data processor is further configured to provide output reports listing information as to access, return and usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventors: Gilbert A. Peters, J. Brooks Mitchell