Plural Compartment Patents (Class 109/53)
  • Patent number: 10858878
    Abstract: A door assembly system including a door assembly frame and a plurality of doors, each door being movably coupled to the door assembly frame. The system further includes an electrically activatable component coupled to the door assembly frame and operatively coupled to at least one door to selectively lock or unlock the at least one door. The door assembly frame is configured to be removably attached to a storage device frame having a plurality of compartments such that each door covers one of the compartments. The electrically activatable component is configured to be operatively connected to a controller coupled to the storage device frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: APEX INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Kent V. Savage, Benjamin V. Savage
  • Patent number: 10064788
    Abstract: In one exemplary method relating to a lockable medication container, a request from a user may be received by a medication provider for a medication. The medication may be placed in a medication container with a locking mechanism that is operable to lock and unlock the medication container. The medication container may be locked using the locking mechanism. The locked medication container with the medication within may be provided to the user. Subsequent to providing the locked medication container to the user, a request may be received from the user to access the medication in the medication container. A credential may be sent to the user that is usable, via the locking mechanism, to unlock the medication container. The user may then input the credential into the locking mechanism to unlock the medication container and access the medication therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Satish Poddar
  • Patent number: 9705265
    Abstract: A configurable electrical connector key for connecting an electronic door lock to an external unit, such as a lock monitoring or control system, includes a connector key housing shaped to engage the electronic door lock and a configurable circuit mounted within the connector key housing that makes a configured interconnection between selected components within the door lock and the external unit. The combination of an electrical connector key and an electronic door lock and a system and method including multiple differently configured electrical connector keys and one or more standardized electronic door locks allow selected sensors and functions of the door lock to be enabled by selecting an appropriately configured electrical connector key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SARGENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Scott B. Lowder
  • Patent number: 9016095
    Abstract: A lockbox includes a body and a lid connected to body and pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The body defines an enclosure and includes a body aperture and the lid includes a first lid aperture positioned adjacent to the body aperture when the lid is in the closed position, such that insertion of a padlock shackle through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents pivoting movement of the lid from the closed position to the open position. The lockbox includes a slot intersecting one of the body aperture and the lid aperture for insertion of an item into the enclosure when the lid is in the closed position. A padlock shackle inserted through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents passage of an item through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Dudgeon, Scott B. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8910498
    Abstract: The lockout cabinet can comprise a body with a front opening circumscribed by a front edge, and a rear wall recessed from the front edge, for receiving lockout equipment, a first side laterally opposite a second side, and a tab extending from the first side, passed the front edge, and having a plurality of shackle engagement apertures interspaced from one another in an orientation parallel to an adjacent portion of the front edge; and a door matching the shape of the front opening, being hingedly connected to the second side of the body and having a slot shaped and positioned for the tab to extend through it when the door is closed, with the plurality of shackle engagement apertures on a side of the door opposite the body, able to receive a corresponding plurality of padlock shackles for preventing subsequent unauthorized opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: 6251374 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Saucier, Sylvain DeschĂȘnes
  • Publication number: 20140290538
    Abstract: A facility and services are provided for the storage of firearms and other valuables. The facility includes a secure, theft proof and fire proof structure for the storage of firearms, gold, and other variables in containers. The facility also provides services for the valuables, including cleaning, polishing, repairs, and maintenance. Insurance, research, sale, trading, and information services may also be provided by the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Kraft
  • Publication number: 20140290539
    Abstract: In a register system in which a plurality of register units including a register and a money settlement device is provided, the plurality of register units includes a base unit and a terminal unit. A money settlement device of the base unit includes a money storing unit arranged in a safe, an interior of which only a person having specific authority is allowed to access. In addition, the base unit is configured to perform a replenishing process and a collecting process with respect to the terminal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Tagashira, Kazuhiro Doi, Minoru Higashiyama
  • Publication number: 20140130722
    Abstract: A lockbox includes a body and a lid connected to body and pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The body defines an enclosure and includes a body aperture and the lid includes a first lid aperture positioned adjacent to the body aperture when the lid is in the closed position, such that insertion of a padlock shackle through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents pivoting movement of the lid from the closed position to the open position. The lockbox includes a slot intersecting one of the body aperture and the lid aperture for insertion of an item into the enclosure when the lid is in the closed position. A padlock shackle inserted through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents passage of an item through the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Dudgeon, Scott B. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20140041558
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect, there is provided a furniture apparatus comprising an outdoor-storage assembly having user-accessible compartments being arranged relative to each other, of which are categorized by different types of user access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: David Lubotta
  • Publication number: 20140014009
    Abstract: A hanging jewelry safe is disclosed that is disguised as a garment bag that can hang from and be secured to a closet rod. The hanging jewelry safe has loops, pouches, and/or pockets inside for holding jewelry and/or other valuable items. The hanging jewelry safe can be hung on and anchored to a closet rod in a folded, zipped, and locked configuration, and can be unlocked, unzipped, and unfolded into a double hanging arrangement for easy loading and unloading of jewelry and/or other valuables. The hanging jewelry safe maintains jewelry and/or other valuables in a substantially secured state, because the safe can be locked, anchored to a closet rod, and disguised due to its resemblance to a garment bag that appears to contain garments instead of jewelry and/or other valuables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Mesheiah Crockwell
  • Patent number: 8628078
    Abstract: A bill storage comprises: a plurality of bill receipt portions provided therein; a bill inlet-outlet, which is provided on an upper surface of the bill storage and through which bills are taken out or received from outside; and a taking-out and accumulating mechanism part provided on each of the receipt portions to perform actions, in which bills are taken out and in which bills are accumulated, wherein at least a first bill receipt portion and a second bill receipt portion are arranged in a state of being stacked in this order from a side of the bill inlet-outlet, the bill inlet-outlet is provided on a predetermined side, and the taking-out and accumulating mechanism part provided on the first bill receipt portion is arranged on another side opposed to the predetermined side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagura, Sho Mizuno
  • Patent number: 8573140
    Abstract: A safety box comprises a main body housing provided with a storage portion and a weight portion. The storage portion has a storage portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a storage portion room for storing objects, a storage portion lid, an electric lock for keeping the lid locked, and a controller for controlling locking and unlocking of the electric lock in response to input of predetermined information. The weight portion has a weight portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a weight potion room for storing weight substance, and openings for the substance to be filled in and released from the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: DT Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sugaya Miyashita
  • Patent number: 8454009
    Abstract: A bill storage comprises: a plurality of bill receipt portions provided therein; a bill inlet-outlet, which is provided on an upper surface of the bill storage and through which bills are taken out or received from outside; and a taking-out and accumulating mechanism part provided on each of the receipt portions to perform actions, in which bills are taken out and in which bills are accumulated, wherein at least a first bill receipt portion and a second bill receipt portion are arranged in a state of being stacked in this order from a side of the bill inlet-outlet, the bill inlet-outlet is provided on a predetermined side, and the taking-out and accumulating mechanism part provided on the first bill receipt portion is arranged on another side opposed to the predetermined side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagura, Sho Mizuno
  • Patent number: 8443737
    Abstract: A security assembly comprising a frame member 12 and a plurality of doors 14 is mountable inside the housing 4 of an ATM or safe etc. Each door 14 can be opened and closed independently of the other doors. Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, each door 14 is attached to the frame member 12 by a hinge 16. A barrier member 18, which acts to lock the door 14, is mounted to the door 14 by two pivoting brackets 20. When in the locked condition, the barrier members 18 extend substantially along the whole length of the edge of the door to prevent access through the boundaries between the doors and the frame. A barrier member actuator in the form of a plurality of independently moveable locking blades 22 is slidably mounted to the frame 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Edmund Todd
  • Patent number: 8438885
    Abstract: The present invention, relates to an apparatus for securing cassettes housed within an automatic teller machine (ATM). The apparatus comprises at least one barrier and a supporting structure for supporting at least one barrier. Each barrier is formed and arranged to be associated with a pair of adjacent cassettes and to be movable between a first position in which the barrier prevents removal of a pair of adjacent cassettes in use of the apparatus along their respective removal paths. The barrier is moveable to a second position in which the barrier prevents removal of one cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path and to a third position in which the barrier prevents removal of the other cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path. In use, only one cassette of a pair of adjacent cassettes is removable along its removal path when the barrier is in the second or third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Scotia Safes Limited
    Inventor: Paul Robert Calder
  • Patent number: 8408147
    Abstract: A cards safe for the safe keeping of credit, debit, and switch cards, or any other small personal item used for making payments or for deposit/security purposes. A card is retained inside a box (30) which is retained by the seller. The box (30) is locked in a secure condition with two locking arms (88), which require a key (70) to unlock them. A locking bar (126) slides across the edge of the box (30) in a slot (46). The key has a protrusion (110), which stops at a correct location to bear against locking arms, which are otherwise biased to a locked state by springs. The key (70) enters the box (30) through a slot (106), and the lock releases. The box (30) can only be opened with the unique key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cardssafe, Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher John Holloway, Trond Rornes, Alan Hawkins, Nick Brown, Lee Manvell
  • Patent number: 8393455
    Abstract: A coin processing machine comprises a housing for containing the coin processing device, a coin processing unit disposed within the housing for processing received coins of a plurality of denominations and discharging processed coins into a plurality of coin receptacles, and a coin receptacle station disposed within the housing for holding a plurality of coin receptacles. The coin receptacle station includes a plurality of individually moveable platforms each having at least one coin receptacle disposed thereon. Each moveable platform is moveable between a first position and a second position. Each moveable platform is disposed entirely within the housing for receiving coins in the at least one coin receptacle disposed thereon when in the first position, and each moveable platform extends out of the housing when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Gary W. Cooper, Patrick J. Finn, Mark C. Munro, Mark A. Fladeland
  • Patent number: 8359986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items such as cartridges each incorporating recording media and enhances a protection function for the accommodated items. The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items accommodated in an accommodating shelf into/out of which accommodated items (cartridges) such as cartridges each incorporating recording media such as magnetic tapes can be put/taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukio Sekiguchi, Masahiko Katada, Katsufumi Onaka, Takanobu Kashiwagi, Akira Nanba
  • Publication number: 20120255467
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device for management, collection, and/or dispensing of valuables, in particular money, with a locked vault area and an operator and service area, wherein all of the valuables as well as the vault area's controlling units are essentially arranged completely within the vault area, preferably in a certified vault, and essentially all control electronics is arranged in the operator and service area, whereby the vault area and the operator and service area exhibit separate locking systems. According the invention, a second vault area is provided in which the control electronics for controlling the controlling units in the first vault area is arranged wherein said second vault area is separated both from the first vault area for collecting the valuables and from the remaining operator and service area, and exhibits a locking system separate from that of the first vault area and of the operator and service area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: NOVOMATIC AG
    Inventors: Sven Kamrath, Marc Rinderspacher, Marco Zander, Tom Brey
  • Publication number: 20120222589
    Abstract: A safety box comprises a main body housing provided with a storage portion and a weight portion. The storage portion has a storage portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a storage portion room for storing objects, a storage portion lid, an electric lock for keeping the lid locked, and a controller for controlling locking and unlocking of the electric lock in response to input of predetermined information. The weight portion has a weight portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a weight potion room for storing weight substance, and openings for the substance to be filled in and released from the room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Sugaya Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7850076
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing cash utilize one or more remotely or locally operable cash management devices. A cash management device dispenses cash, determines the denomination and amount of deposited cash and remotely or locally reconciles a cashier cash drawer at the end of a shift. The cash is accounted for from the time it is disbursed from a cash management device, throughout a cashier's sales and when it is deposited into the cash management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Andrei Dorenbaum
  • Publication number: 20100218707
    Abstract: Receipting and dispensing module (32-1) for equipments of automatic deposit and withdrawal of banknotes including a banknote seat (234) for storing banknotes (32) with arrangement in superimposition and subdivision in two banknote stacks (238f and 238r) and a couple of insertion and extraction devices (241f and 241r) for the insertion and the extraction of the banknotes. The banknote seat (234) is usable by each banknote stack and the insertion and extraction devices are arranged at the ends of the banknote seat. The module (32-i) comprises an input-output passage (82) and a diverting member (246) controllable for causing the banknotes to transit between the input-output passage (82) and one or the other insertion and extraction device. Guiding and moving elements (247) are provided for guiding and moving the banknotes between the diverting member (246) and one (241r) of the insertion and extraction devices (241f and 241r).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: CTS CASHPRO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Mirko Billet, Mauro Martinotti, Mario Perino, Renato Bortolin, Carlo Simonotti, Ivan Ferrero Aprato
  • Publication number: 20100180804
    Abstract: A cash box for storing paper notes and coins is disclosed. In one embodiment, the cash box includes a housing having a base and four side walls, a lid fixed to the housing and movable between opened and closed positions to restrict access to a tray within an upper cavity of the housing, a drawer movable between a closed position within a lower cavity of the housing and an opened position at least partially extending from the housing. A locking mechanism may prohibit access to the tray when locking the lid in a closed position. A coin storage holder may be included which is detachably engaged to one of the four side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Scott Czarnecki, Dean D. Hacker
  • Patent number: 7681422
    Abstract: A gift box apparatus having a locking mechanism and a programmable timer for selecting a specific date and time for when the gift box apparatus may become unlocked to reveal a gift contained therein is disclosed. In one embodiment, the gift box apparatus includes an integrated compartment that may be automatically released from the gift box apparatus at a preselected time, thereby revealing a key contained therein, which may be used by a recipient of the gift box apparatus to unlock a main compartment of the gift box apparatus and retrieve a gift contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Tonaltzin
  • Patent number: 7516832
    Abstract: A two door electronic safe is described wherein a bill acceptor, as well as other electronic control circuitry, and a banknote canister are partitioned in first and second compartments with access by first and second access doors, respectively, so that a service call can be made to service the bill acceptor or other electronics without having to allow access to the banknote canister thereby facilitating service calls and allowing the separation of the service call function from the cash collection function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Ellenby Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bob M. Dobbins
  • Patent number: 7500595
    Abstract: A compartmented bank for holding money to be used for saving, spending or other budgetary purposes. The bank has a hollow body having openings in its upper surface and notched, removable plugs that fit in the openings to help define elongated slots through which coins or paper money can be inserted into the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventor: Michael L. Beacham
  • Patent number: 7501573
    Abstract: A subgrade vault with a latching cover. The vault includes a peripheral wall with an open access port at the top. A peripheral ledge surrounds the access port. A cover to close the access port fits inside it, with a latch assembly inside it and a retractable latch pin disposed to fit in an aperture in the peripheral ledge. The latch pin is retractable by the stabbing motion of a tapered tool against a cam surface on the latch pin. The cover is locked in place merely by pressing down on it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Balfour, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080178783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items such as cartridges each incorporating recording media and enhances a protection function for the accommodated items. The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items accommodated in an accommodating shelf into/out of which accommodated items (cartridges) such as cartridges each incorporating recording media such as magnetic tapes can be put/taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Yukio SEKIGUCHI, Masahiko Katada, Katsufumi Onaka, Takanobu Kashiwagi, Akira Nanba
  • Patent number: 7383980
    Abstract: A compartmented bank for holding money to be used for saving, spending or other budgetary purposes. The bank has a hollow body having openings in its upper surface and notched, removable plugs that fit in the openings to help define elongated slots through which coins or paper money can be inserted into the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Michael L. Beacham
  • Patent number: 7188570
    Abstract: An embodiment of an enclosure for electrical equipment is described. The enclosure has a back part arranged to be mounted to a fixed support and having an open front, and a front part having an open back, arranged to contain electrical equipment, and hinged to the back part. A latch is mounted within one of the back and front parts, and is arranged to latch the front part and the back part closed. A key-operated control on the front of said front part permits a user to release the latch only by use of a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schluter, Richard King, Nico Corbo
  • Patent number: 7165767
    Abstract: Dispenser modules include structure permitting their securement in stacked and aligned relation. The dispenser modules can contain sheet media such as notes and other items. The dispenser modules can be used in an automated banking machine operative to dispense multiple types of sheet media. Modules include a projection plate and a biasing latch arm on side walls thereof. The projection plate includes a pin adapted to be received in a side wall slot. A first module is locked to a second module through a first module latch preventing movement of a second module pin from a first module slot. Disassembly of the locked modules can occur with compressing of the latch to release the modules relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems a division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, Michael S. Johnson, Michael Harty, Jonathan M. Peritt, Ken Kontor
  • Patent number: 6976619
    Abstract: A compartmented bank for holding money to be used for saving, spending, donating, investing or other budgetary purposes. The bank is shaped like an animal and comprises a hollow body and four feet. Each compartment communicates with one of the feet so that money deposited into each compartment can be dispensed through an opening in a corresponding foot. The external surface of the body bears indicia indicating the budgetary purpose of the money placed in each compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventors: Susan P. Beacham, Michael L. Beacham
  • Publication number: 20040226493
    Abstract: A modular deposit taking system having modules for a user interface associated with a local processor to permit deposit details to be communicated to the system and at least two modular safes, each with a deposit opening and an access door. The deposit openings are processor controlled and upon the user indicating a deposit one or other of the deposit openings are opened to sort user deposits. A remote network computer may be connected to the local processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: John Siemens, Nigel Scotland
  • Patent number: 6708811
    Abstract: A coin handling assembly includes a coin vault loaded completely within an appliance cabinet. The coin vault is positioned to receive coins from the coin drop and a locking member is movable from a closed position keeping coins within the coin vault to an open position permitting the coins to drop by gravity to the outside of the cabinet walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Maytag Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel E. Roscoe
  • Publication number: 20030079662
    Abstract: A coin handling assembly includes a coin vault loaded completely within an appliance cabinet. The coin vault is positioned to receive coins from the coin drop and a locking member is movable from a closed position keeping coins within the coin vault to an open position permitting the coins to drop by gravity to the outside of the cabinet walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel E. Roscoe
  • Patent number: 6540601
    Abstract: A cash box includes a housing with a bill storage compartment located in the housing. A coin sorter mechanism is supported by the housing for sorting coins of different denominations. A plurality of coin storage compartments are located in the housing for storing sorted coins. Each coin storage compartment stores coins of a common denomination. The plurality of coin storage compartments communicate with the coin sorter mechanism. The bill storage compartment includes a plurality of sections, each intended to hold a bill of a particular denomination. The housing preferably includes a base which accommodates the plurality of coin storage compartments as well as the coin sorter, and a door which accommodates the several sections of the bill storage compartment. A lift out bill tray may also be accommodated in the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, William J. Knox, Jr., Patrick W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20020180580
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for receiving packages. The system includes a housing having a plurality of walls forming an enclosure. At least one of the compartments is unequal in size relative to the other compartments. The compartments can concurrently house packages of varying sizes. A plurality of lockable doors disposed in the housing provides access to at least one of the compartments in the housing. The locks are switchable between a locked condition and an unlocked condition using at least one authorization code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Bradley L. Gotfried
  • Publication number: 20010045180
    Abstract: A system for delivering an ordered item to a location where no one is available to receive the item, including a key locked storage box provided at the location in addition to a key receptacle at the location having a lock openable with a settable code. When delivery of an item is ordered, a code is assigned, and the code is printed on a label affixed to the item, a peel off security strip overlaid onto the assigned code imprint. The delivery person removes the strip when at the location and enters the code into the key receptacle lock to obtain the key necessary to open the box and place the item therein. A bar code strip in the box provides location data when scanned to enable verification of a successful delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Mark McCormick, Michael Garliauskas
  • Publication number: 20010000384
    Abstract: The invention concerns a protective device for valuable documents, including a volume capable of being closed and divided into two compartments, one of the compartments being used to receive the documents to be protected while in the second compartment caps contain a pyrotechnic mixture which, when the device is wrongly manipulated, will burst into a flame and penetrate the documents in the first mentioned compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Publication date: April 26, 2001
    Applicant: FN HERSTAL, S.A.
    Inventors: Guy Appeltans, Luc Mellebeek
  • Patent number: 6006558
    Abstract: FIG. 2 shows a cash box 1 provided with a hinged lid 2. The internal width and length dimensions of the lid 2 are slightly larger than the external length and width dimensions of the base 4 to provide a snug, overhanging fit. Lid 2 has a downwardly depending lip 2a with plain free edge and box 4 has a non-joggled plain free edge 4a with opposed side wall portions 4b and 4c having indented support portion 4e and 4f, to support flange portions 6a and 6b of coin tray 6. The cash box 1 has a key operated locking mechanism with rotatable locking tongue 9 and a push button operated catch means 11 including flat square spring portion 11b mounted on shaft S of the locking mechanism 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Helix Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Peters
  • Patent number: 5936544
    Abstract: A modular door access control system incorporates a plurality of wireless door modules. Access request signals are transmitted to a remote access control unit. The control unit transmits access authorizing control signals to a respective one of the modules. A newly installed module, in a selected mode, enters into communication with the unit. The unit in turn transmits an identifier to the module for use in identifying itself to the unit subsequently in response to a received access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Gonzales, Dennis Charlesbois, Frederick J. Conforti, Ming Ng, Cornelio M. Varilla
  • Patent number: 5905446
    Abstract: An electronic security system for controlling access to a plurality of storage locations. The system includes an electronic lock associated with each storage location, a central control terminal for controlling operation of the security system, a programming terminal to program a plurality of keys, and an identification terminal for identifying authorized users of the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: DieBold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Randolph C. Benore, Leo J. Grosswiller, Shawn Gibson, Donald Neidlinger
  • Patent number: 5890440
    Abstract: A multiple compartment cash box assembly including an insert box defining a first compartment and a separate second compartment. A first slot extends into the first compartment and a second slot extends into the second compartment. An access template is included movably coupled to the insert box between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the access template cooperates with the first slot to enable access therethrough into the first compartment while simultaneously cooperatively blocking access to the second compartment through the second slot. In the second position, the access template cooperates with the second slot to enable access therethrough into the second compartment while cooperatively blocking access to the first compartment through the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Mark Spur
  • Patent number: 5857418
    Abstract: A device for storing valuable objects, money in vaults in particular, comprising containers (5; 6; 7; 8) located separately of one another and on undercarriages (2), which may be adjustably rearranged on rails (1) in a vault, wherein each such container (5; 6; 7; 8) is equipped on the top thereof with at least two centering projections (3) and/or hollows (4), and on the bottom thereof with corresponding projections (3) and/or hollows (4), while each such undercarriage (2) has located on its top surface corresponding centering projections (3) and/or hollows (4) to rectify the containers (5; 6; 7; 8). Such containers (5; 6; 7; 8) are equipped with upper interconnecting contacts (9) and lower interconnecting contacts (10), while such upper interconnecting contacts (9), located on the top surface of each container (5,6,7,8), are connected to the follower unit (11) that is positioned in each such undercarriage (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Pulec Holding, A.S.
    Inventors: Zbynek Pulec, Michal Vondra, Jaromir Grygera
  • Patent number: 5794466
    Abstract: A key safe having an outer housing for housing a key, a releasable mounting assembly, a releasable opening assembly, an electronic code entry pad, and activation circuitry is disclosed. Alternatively, the outer housing is for housing not a key, but a lever for opening a lock directly. The releasable mounting assembly releasably mounts the outer housing to a mounting surface so that the outer housing may be completely removed from the mounting surface when the releasable mounting assembly is released. The releasable opening assembly permits access to the interior region of the outer housing when the releasable mounting assembly is not released by permitting the outer housing to be moved from a closed position to an open position when the releasable opening assembly is released. The electronic code entry pad is positioned in one or more of the outer housing walls and is exposed to the exterior of the outer housing so that the code entry pad is accessible to a user for entry of a key code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Access Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Edward Hungerford, John Frederick Brodel
  • Patent number: 5732878
    Abstract: A secure currency deposit system having a cabinet with one or more compartments, each for containing a cassette wherein each cassette has an openable front wall, a cavity, and a slotted upper panel for receiving currency therethrough. Each of the cassettes has a locking arrangement to selectively permit insertion access to its slotted upper panel. Associated with each of the compartments is another locking arrangement which, in conjunction with the cassette locking arrangement and an unlatching arrangement, selectively permits contents removal access to the cavity of the respective cavity and, in conjunction with a latching arrangement, selectively permits removal of the respective cassette from the respective compartment. Each cassette has dividers partitioning its cavity into a plurality of bins. Each cassette may be removable from, or semi-permanently installed in, the respective compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Lefebure Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John Sherman Schroder, Daniel J. Banyas, Mark Hollinrake
  • Patent number: 5725081
    Abstract: A combination money deposit and dispensing safe, includes a generally box-like housing having a front door, and back and side walls forming a chamber defining a safe for securing money, a bill receiving apparatus mounted in the front door of the safe for receiving bills of various denominations, for validating the bills and for generating a signal indicative of the validation and determining the denomination of the bills and generating a signal proportionate to the denomination of each of the validated bills, a cash dispensing apparatus mounted in said front door of the safe, having multiple cartridges for containing units of cash for dispensing, a dispensing tray rotatably mounted at the bottom of each cartridge, a latch releasable in response to the signal to enable the manual operation of a dispensing tray of a cartridge of cash proportionate to the signal, and a manually operable handle for dispensing an enabled unit of cash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Phelps-Tointon, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott H. Meeker
  • Patent number: 5701828
    Abstract: An electronic lock system for controlling access to a plurality of enclosures each having an openable and closeable panel. The system is comprised of a lock mechanism mounted to each of the panels. The lock mechanism has a lock member movable between a first position locking the panel and a second position unlocking the panel. Each of the lock mechanisms has a specific access code allowing movement of the lock member from the first position to the second position. An identification system is provided for identifying individuals authorized for access to one or more of the enclosures. A processing system stores information regarding access codes for each of the enclosures and individual identification information for identifying the enclosure to which an authorized individual is allowed access. A portable key device is used with the lock mechanisms on the panels; the key device having memory programmable by the processing system for storing an access code to a lock mechanism on one of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Randolph C. Benore, Joseph Gagliano, Shawn Gibson, Leo J. Grosswiller, Gram McGeorge, Donald Neidlinger
  • Patent number: 5596934
    Abstract: A seismic restraint system for vault located bank safety deposit box modules and the like. This system includes a beam or strongback which extends along the top of a row of safe deposit box modules. A series of adjustable columns bear against the beam and the ceiling of the safe deposit vault. Horizontal bars extend laterally from the beam for securement to an adjacent wall or other vertical support. In one embodiment, a rectangular beam assembly with a plurality of adjustable columns is used to secure a freestanding stack of modules. Resilient pads and stepped beams accommodate differences in heights of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Pacific Bank Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Hamm, Glenn Brake, James G. Johanson
  • Patent number: 5526615
    Abstract: An automatic transaction machine storing apparatus for storing a plurality of automatic transaction machines. The apparatus includes a plurality of entrances for respectively carrying the automatic transaction machines therethrough into a customer room. The entrances are provided in front of set positions of the automatic transaction machines. A machine room defined behind the customer room has a space for maintenance of each automatic transaction machine or cash exchange. Furthermore, the apparatus further includes a plurality of security sensors provided on an outer panel of the apparatus to detect an external attack and a control unit for rotationally driving a rotating table on which each automatic transaction machine is mounted at a required angle according to information output from the security sensors, thereby orienting a security panel standing on the rotating table toward an attacked position to secure the automatic transaction machine against the external attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kaizu, Hidetoshi Kaneta, Rikuro Oosawa, Tutomu Yamanishi