Patents by Inventor Klaus W. Gartner

Klaus W. Gartner 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: 10533343
    Abstract: A lock including a housing and an opening for receiving a locking bolt moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position is provided. The lock also includes a rotary actuator having a rotary output of a predetermined amount and responsive to entry of an electronic combination input by a user; a cam wheel operably coupled to the housing and responsive to a manual combination input of the user, the cam wheel including a cam way; a bolt release lever moveably coupled to the housing and including a nose portion engageable with the cam way and a locking bar; and an armature post responsive to both the rotary and manual inputs, the armature post moveable between a blocking position for blocking the locking bolt in the locked position and an unblocking position for allowing the locking bolt to move into the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: 10480217
    Abstract: A lock having a housing defining a cavity with first and second opposing side walls and an opening for receiving a locking bolt, the locking bolt moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position is provided. The lock includes a rotary actuator having a rotary output and responsive to entry of an electronic combination input by a user; and a sliding blocking mechanism responsive to said rotary output and moveable between a blocking position for blocking the locking bolt in the locked position and an unblocking position for allowing the locking bolt to move into the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: 10107013
    Abstract: A method and system of gaining authorized entry into a secure location is provided. The method includes providing an electronic lock having a dial, the lock operably coupled to a microprocessor having memory for storing a user input code and a valid code. The user rotates the dial to activate power to the lock and a first random character is generated. The user again rotates the dial until a first user input character displays in the display. The first user input character is stored in memory and a second random character is generated. After the user has entered all characters of the access code, the microprocessor compares the user input characters with the valid access code stored in memory and if it is an authorized code, an indicia is generated on the display to visually indicate to a user that the lock is capable of moving to the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20180135334
    Abstract: A method and system of gaining authorized entry into a secure location is provided. The method includes providing an electronic lock having a dial, the lock operably coupled to a microprocessor having memory for storing a user input code and a valid code. The user rotates the dial to activate power to the lock and a first random character is generated. The user again rotates the dial until a first user input character displays in the display. The first user input character is stored in memory and a second random character is generated. After the user has entered all characters of the access code, the microprocessor compares the user input characters with the valid access code stored in memory and if it is an authorized code, an indicia is generated on the display to visually indicate to a user that the lock is capable of moving to the opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20180058102
    Abstract: A lock including a housing and an opening for receiving a locking bolt moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position is provided. The lock also includes a rotary actuator having a rotary output of a predetermined amount and responsive to entry of an electronic combination input by a user; a cam wheel operably coupled to the housing and responsive to a manual combination input of the user, the cam wheel including a cam way; a bolt release lever moveably coupled to the housing and including a nose portion engageable with the cam way and a locking bar; and an armature post responsive to both the rotary and manual inputs, the armature post moveable between a blocking position for blocking the locking bolt in the locked position and an unblocking position for allowing the locking bolt to move into the unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: 9874042
    Abstract: A method of gaining authorized entry into a secure location is provided. The method includes providing an electronic lock having a dial, the lock operably coupled to a microprocessor having memory for storing a user input code and a valid code. The user rotates the dial to activate power to the lock and a first random character is generated. The user again rotates the dial until a first user input character displays in the display. The first user input character is stored in memory and a second random character is generated. After the user has entered all characters of the access code, the microprocessor compares the user input characters with the valid access code stored in memory if the user inputted code comprises an authorized code an indicia is generated on the display to visually indicate to a user that the lock is capable of moving to the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20170096838
    Abstract: A lock including a removable dial is provided. The lock includes locking means configured to lock and unlock a removable dial to replace the dial or to service the lock. The locking means are moveable between a first locked position and a second unlocked position in which the dial may be removed. The locking means may comprise a finger-actuated button that is biased in the locked position by compression means. The compression means may comprise a spring. Applying force to the button overcomes the counterforce being exerted by the compression means and the front facing dial can be easily removed. To replace the dial, force must again be applied to the locking means to move the locking means to the second unlocked position or alternatively the shaft of the dial is inserted into the housing and “snaps” into place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20160298362
    Abstract: A method of gaining authorized entry into a secure location is provided. The method includes providing an electronic lock having a dial, the lock operably coupled to a microprocessor having memory for storing a user input code and a valid code. The user rotates the dial to activate power to the lock and a first random character is generated. The user again rotates the dial until a first user input character displays in the display. The first user input character is stored in memory and a second random character is generated. After the user has entered all characters of the access code, the microprocessor compares the user input characters with the valid access code stored in memory if the user inputted code comprises an authorized code an indicia is generated on the display to visually indicate to a user that the lock is capable of moving to the opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Klaus W. GARTNER
  • Patent number: 9458647
    Abstract: A lock including a housing having an opening for a locking bolt, a locking bolt movable between a locked position and an unlocked position, an actuator positioned within the housing, and a rotary blocking device that prevents the locking bolt from moving to the unlocked position. The lock may optionally include a tamper resistant mechanism that is designed such that attempting to forcibly move the locking bolt from the locked position to the unlocked position while the actuator remains in the locked condition causes the locking bolt to engage the tamper resistant mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20160244995
    Abstract: A lock having a housing defining a cavity with first and second opposing side walls and an opening for receiving a locking bolt, the locking bolt moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position is provided. The lock includes a rotary actuator having a rotary output and responsive to entry of an electronic combination input by a user; and a sliding blocking mechanism responsive to said rotary output and moveable between a blocking position for blocking said locking bolt in the locked position and an unblocking position for allowing said locking bolt to move into said unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Klaus W. GARTNER
  • Patent number: 9406182
    Abstract: A method of automatically activating a user code for an electronic lock having a keypad entry system is provided. The method includes providing an electronic lock having a keypad, the lock including a factory-set service code and a factory-activated default user code. During installation, the factory-set service code is entered into the keypad and the lock confirms that the entered factory-set service code is valid. The default service code is changed by entering a new service code. When the lock confirms that the new service code is a valid service code, the factory activated user code is automatically activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20150262440
    Abstract: A method of automatically activating a user code for an electronic lock having a keypad entry system is provided. The method includes providing an electronic lock having a keypad, the lock including a factory-set service code and a factory-activated default user code. During installation, the factory-set service code is entered into the keypad and the lock confirms that the entered factory-set service code is valid. The default service code is changed by entering a new service code. When the lock confirms that the new service code is a valid service code, the factory activated user code is automatically activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Publication number: 20150115629
    Abstract: A lock including a housing having an opening for a locking bolt, a locking bolt movable between a locked position and an unlocked position, an actuator positioned within the housing, and a rotary blocking device that prevents the locking bolt from moving to the unlocked position is disclosed. The lock may optionally include a tamper resistant mechanism that is designed such that attempting to forcibly move the locking bolt from the locked position to the unlocked position while the actuator remains in the locked condition causes the locking bolt to engage the tamper resistant mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: 8495899
    Abstract: An electromechanical lock comprises a housing, a rectilinear locking lever slidable within the housing, a blocking element positioned adjacent the locking lever that is movable between a first position that engages with the locking lever and a second position that disengages with the locking lever, and an actuating device operable to control movement of the blocking element between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: D694091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: D758167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: D758168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: D770881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: D771472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner
  • Patent number: D774871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: MG TECH CENTER BV H.O.D.N. LOCK TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Klaus W. Gartner