Patents by Inventor Scott L. Loring

Scott L. Loring 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: 6918275
    Abstract: A combination key lock and latch assembly for a vehicle trunk lid having the key lock located separately and closely adjacent the latch assembly without requiring modification of an existing latch assembly. A sliding actuator is attached to an existing latch assembly without requiring modification. The key lock includes a projecting arm for rotation upon user rotation of the key lock; and, the arm contacts a projection on the sliding actuator for affecting movement and release of the latch. The latch assembly may be manually released from inside the trunk by moving the projection on the sliding actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Martus, Scott L. Loring
  • Publication number: 20040163487
    Abstract: A holder has one end attached to a trunklid release cable jacket preferably by weldment. The holder has a pair of spaced deflectable lugs or projections into which the cable pull handle is snapped for storage. The holder is secured to the trunk component by integrally formed clips or bayonet push-in connection and thus the handle is secured to prevent rattling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Martus, Scott L. Loring