Patents by Inventor John J. Bourgeois

John J. Bourgeois 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: 4280725
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safety door-mounted latch mechanism available and accessible from within an enclosure that is normally locked by means of the door. A freezer or refrigerator door, for example, may be provided with the latch which is capable of being locked from the outside by means of either a padlock or an integral cylinder which receives a key. A radial tongue of the latch cooperatively engages a striker mechanism. The result is the ability of a person otherwise trapped within the enclosure to reach safety. A novel linkage-type of mechanism having a plurality of pivot points translates rectilinear actuating movement into an arcuate movement of the tongue or keeper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Kason Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Irving L. Berkowitz, John J. Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 4202573
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safety door-mounted latch mechanism available and accessible from within an enclosure that is normally locked by means of the door. A freezer or refrigerator door, for example, may be provided with the latch which is capable of being locked from the outside by means of either a padlock or an integral cylinder which receives a key. A radial tongue of the latch cooperatively engages a striker mechanism. The result is the ability of a person otherwise trapped within the enclosure to reach safety. A novel linkage-type of mechanism having a plurality of pivot points translates rectilinear actuating movement into an arcuate movement of the tongue or keeper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: Kason Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Irving L. Berkowitz, John J. Bourgeois
  • Patent number: D255868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Kason Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Irving L. Berkowitz, John J. Bourgeois