Patents by Inventor Paul D. Lantz

Paul D. Lantz 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: 20210005042
    Abstract: A secure ballot collection system is formed of a removable container that may be positioned within a voting machine and used for collecting paper ballots as they are cast. The container itself is capable of being sealed after removal from the voting machine to ensure the security of the paper ballots. The removable container is placed on a raised floor platform that is also positioned within the interior of the voting machine. The platform provides easy access to the interior of the voting machine from a side opening and allows for the ballot container bag to be located at a height where it is relatively straightforward for an election official to place an “empty” container bag at the beginning of the voting process, and also remove a “filled” container bag at some point in time thereafter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: A. Rifkin Co.
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Donald R. Casterline, Christopher M. Buck
  • Patent number: 10210691
    Abstract: A ballot depository is provided having a baffle which includes a base frame engaging member, a stabilizing member, and a slot obstructing member. In a preferred form, the stabilizing member is supported by at least one of a slot guide, a base frame guide, or a trough, preferably supported by two of the three, and most preferably supported by all three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: A. Rifkin Co.
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Donald R. Casterline
  • Patent number: 8245905
    Abstract: A ballot receptacle is provided with frame having an opening through which ballots are deposited into a receptacle and a sliding closure cooperating with the frame to seal the opening. A tamper evident seal is used to lock the closure in a sealed arrangement and thereby secure the ballots in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20090206150
    Abstract: A ballot receptacle is provided with frame having an opening through which ballots are deposited into a receptacle and a sliding closure cooperating with the frame to seal the opening. A tamper evident seal is used to lock the closure in a sealed arrangement and thereby secure the ballots in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20080237232
    Abstract: A closure for a container, such as for luggage or for a bag, has a split rail disposed around the mouth frame and a train of links that rides on and secures the rail halves together, and a tunnel for storage of the train when opening the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Paul D. Lantz
  • Patent number: 7273139
    Abstract: Luggage that is easy to transport and easy to store is provided with security tags to enable the passenger and terminal security officers to determine the last person to seal the luggage, enabling a passenger to determine if the luggage was searched, and enabling security personal to determine whether the luggage was previously searched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: A Rifken Co
    Inventor: Paul D. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20040083782
    Abstract: A tamper-evident seal is provided in combination with a keyed lock so that the seal prevents full accessability to the keyhole. The combination is especially suitable for security bags, and is applicable to any keyed lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Paul D. Lantz
  • Patent number: 5916280
    Abstract: A high-security brief case book in which a case is integrated with a loose-leaf binder whose loose-leaf sheets are he pages of the book. The case is defined by front and rear covers of flexible material such as leather, whose inner edges are hinged to opposing edges of a flat spine. Mounted on the spine is a holder having a series of rings adapted to engage the loose-leaf sheets. The upper end of the holder is spaced from the corresponding end of the spine to provide a site on which is anchored a key-operated locking mechanism whose keyhole lies in a plane normal to the plane of the flat spine whereby only the keyhole is exposed when the book is closed. The lower end of the holder is spaced from the corresponding end of the spine to provide a site on which is secured the leading end of a slide fastener whose trailing end is adjacent the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: A. Rifkin Co.
    Inventor: Paul D. Lantz
  • Patent number: D299659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: Rifkin Products Co.
    Inventor: Paul D. Lantz