Wall And Panel Structures, Closures And Closure Adjuncts Patents (Class 109/58)
  • Patent number: 10024633
    Abstract: A rapid armor panel system includes a patch panel which can be attached to a joint strip on a modular ballistic wall so as to cover a damaged area of a ballistic plate in the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Action Target Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Horch
  • Patent number: 9718301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dripless paint can and paint can lid. The device includes a cylindrical paint can having an inner rim disposed along the top end thereof. The inner rim includes a plurality of apertures separated at regular intervals. The apertures are adapted to drain excess paint that sits on the inner rim into the interior of the paint can. The paint can may further include a pivotally attached handle thereon to facilitate the transportation of paint. The present invention further includes a paint can lid having a plurality of protruding members thereon. The protruding members are also separated at regular intervals and can be directly aligned to the apertures on the inner rim of the paint can so that each of the protruding members can be inserted into an aperture. The protruding members lock within the apertures, thereby improving the seal between the paint can and paint can lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Phil Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 9010257
    Abstract: A personal security apparatus to house weapons, valuables, and/or items requiring concealment includes a lockable insert mechanism to securely house items and at least one receiving apparatus adapted to mount the insert mechanism into or onto various structures and a lockable access door that provides convenient, rapid access to the items contained in the personal security apparatus and further prevents access by unauthorized persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Craig D. McAlexander
  • Publication number: 20150075073
    Abstract: A deployable security barrier system (10, 10?, 110) is formed by deploying bullet-proof or bullet-resistant barrier fence sections (26, 26?, 28, 28?). A control system which enables rapid deployment of the sections to form across a hallway or other closed area a barrier fence (30, 130) which is high enough to prevent or at least greatly impede a person from passing through or over the fence. The barrier fence (30, 130) may extend from floor to ceiling or to a fixed barrier extending downwardly from the ceiling. The barrier fence may have at least one transparent section (26a, 28a) to enable law enforcement or security persons to observe the situation on the other side of the barrier fence. The controls also permit at least partial opening of the barrier fence to enable law enforcement or security personnel to pass through it as needed. Supplemental alarm and/or distracting and/or disabling agencies may be deployed in addition to the barrier fence (30, 130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Roger P. Sylvester
  • Patent number: 8776662
    Abstract: A flexible, multi-functional, multi-ply material mix and device, capable of providing ballistic protection are herein presented. The device and material herein presented provide multiple electronic and ballistic functionality integrated into a soft body armor that is lighter in weight and more comfortable to wear than previously available alternatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Hoenes
  • Patent number: 8708127
    Abstract: A document handling apparatus (10) is disclosed. The apparatus (10) comprises a safe (20) housing a storage assembly (30), a note handling module (30) mounted on top of the safe (20) and a door cover (60) which conceals a safe door (22) providing access to the interior of the safe. The note handling module (30) has an input module (41), a NHM transport (42) for conveying documents, an output module (46), a document analysis assembly (43) and a first diverter (44) controlled by a main control unit. The door cover (60) further conceals a cassette module (50) located between the door cover (60) and the door safe (22) and which houses a removable cassette (110) for storing documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Talaris Limited
    Inventor: Pieter Rens Roosch
  • Patent number: 8393280
    Abstract: A safe having a support assembly disposed in the interior of the safe. The door of the safe is coupled to the support assembly and is easily shiftable between a closed position wherein the door is received in an opening of the safe and an open position wherein the door is removed from the opening in the safe and disposed in the interior of the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: David W. Bartel
  • Patent number: 8294590
    Abstract: A component (10) of a device, such as a keypad mechanism (10) of a cash dispenser, is provided with a mechanism for detecting separation of the component from another part (16) of the device, for example a front panel (16) of the cash dispenser. The mechanism includes a member (64) moveable between first and second positions, and biasing means (34) to bias the member resiliently in the first position. In use, the member (64) is forced into the second position by contact with the part (16). If the component (10) and the part (16) are separated, the member (64) moves from the second position to the first position. The mechanism also includes a signal means to provide a warning signal when the member (64) moves to the first position. A tube (50) of ceramic material or other hard material is provided to resist ingress of a drill bit to the member (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Keymat Technology Limited
    Inventor: Andrew George Selwood
  • Publication number: 20110308434
    Abstract: A locker configured for releasable attachment to a rail is disclosed. The locker includes a plurality of walls that define a storage compartment. A first locking mechanism is accessible from an exterior of the compartment and has a locked position that secures a moveable member in a closed position across an opening to the storage compartment. A mating member is configured to engage a securing member that is configured to be secured to the rail. A second locking mechanism is adjacent to one of the walls, is aligned with the mating member, and has a locked position that locks the mating member to the securing member to lock the securing member to the rail. Optionally, a housing is adjacent to one of the walls, wherein the second locking mechanism is positioned in the housing. Second locking mechanism cannot be accessed unless first locking mechanism is unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Holobinko
  • Patent number: 8037802
    Abstract: An improved transparent armor piercing protection system that acts as a vision window in an armor system. The transparent armor piercing protection system comprises ballistic plastic prisms with mirrored external surfaces disposed between armor plates so that the reflection of the image occurs entirely within the prism. The armor sheets are also redesigned with perforations to reduce weight while defeating incoming threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter R. Ciriscioli, James R. Turner, Matthew G. Riddle, Brendan P. Croom, Daniel J. Richard, John C. Turn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7810717
    Abstract: An automated banking machine is provided. The automated banking machine may include a fascia in operative connection with a frame. The machine may include a plurality of hardware devices which are accessible through the fascia. The hardware devices may include a cash dispenser, receipt printer, and a card reader. The machine includes a frame in operative connection with a chest. A top panel and at least one side panel are slidably connectable with the frame. When a door of the frame is in the closed position, the top panel is not capable of being slid out of operative connection with the frame. When the top panel is in operative connection with the frame, the at least one side panel is not capable of being slid out of operative connection with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems
    Inventors: Daniel Schoeffler, Dave Kraft, Zachary Utz, Randall W. Jenkins, Walter J. Szabat, Timothy Watson
  • Patent number: 7766148
    Abstract: A money handling unit provided with a removable coin receptacle consisting of a fixed structure includes a housing (1) and a trap (2) for accessing into the box internal space movable between an open position and a closed position and a receptacle (3) insertable into the trap (2) and forming a reception structure, wherein the receptacle (3) has an orifice (4) for inserting coins and a closing shutter (5) movable between an open position in which the orifice (4) is accessible and a closing position in which the orifice (4) is closed. The inventive receptacle has actuating elements (6, 7) for closing shutter (5) and the housing (1) has guiding members (9) interacting with the actuating elements (6,7) in such a way that the movement of the movable shutter is linked to the movement of the access trap (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Parkeon
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Paget, Damien Mandy, Jean Arifon
  • Publication number: 20100101164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structural element comprising of a rigid, hollow body having upper and lower, essentially parallel sides and interjacent side sections and configured in such a way that it can be positioned above a similarly configured structural element, and that it is locked to prevent movement orthogonally in relation to a subjacent, similarly configured structural element by such positioning, and that the structural element comprises one filling orifice (3) on the upper side of the structural element and one drain orifice (4) on the lower edge of one of the side sections of the structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Bengt-Inge Broden
  • Publication number: 20100083594
    Abstract: A blast resistant window blind system includes a blind system comprising a plurality of parallel blind slats, a plurality of spaced pane engaging members, and first and second mounting bodies coupled to the pane engaging members and anchor members disposed at first and second opposite ends of said opening, wherein the pane engaging members are secured to the mounting bodies and coupled thereby to the structure. At least one energy dampening device is coupled to the pane engaging members, allowing the pane engaging members to extend a selected amount toward the inside of the structure upon impact of the window pane, wherein the blind system and pane engaging members cooperate to restrain the window pane from being blown into the inside of the structure and conform to the inside surface of the window pane during impact therewith to distribute the restraining force across the window pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Alan Scott Gazaway, Christopher Lewis Eder, Norman Axel Mertke
  • Publication number: 20090255448
    Abstract: A glass block panel assembled, framed and attached to a substrate such that it resists the shock wave resulting from a blast event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Loomis, Peter R. Atherton
  • Publication number: 20090179758
    Abstract: A system for securing a property site includes a fence adapted to enclose the property site. Reinforcements are placed over the wire fence. A gate in the fence allows access to the property site and includes a locking member to lock the gate. A secured access member secures a key member to unlock the locking member. Detectors are used to monitor the property site for intruders and to send a signal upon detecting an intruder. An interface is disposed on the secured access member for deactivating the detectors and unlocking the secured access member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Jason G. Squier
  • Publication number: 20090169855
    Abstract: An armor system has a hardened strike panel and a backing panel. The strike panel utilizes common hard materials such as granite, hardened concrete or ceramic tile. The backing panel utilizes reinforcement materials having high strength and stiffness to provide support to the strike panel upon impact of a projectile. A reinforcement product marketed under the trade name Hardwire™ is used in some embodiments. This reinforcement material has wire strand cords extending through a support layer that may be molded and provides superior strength to weight ratios. The backing panel also may utilize a core material with a reinforcement layer or layers attached to each face in a preferred embodiment. Staples may extend through the layers to provide additional resistance against delamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: George Tunis
  • Publication number: 20090015121
    Abstract: A system relating to safely and securely storing medications in a wall-mounted medicine cabinet by providing a lockable safe permanently mounted in the medicine cabinet. This system also provides for adjustable shelves within the medicine cabinet both inside and outside of the safe. Further, this system provides for a variety of placements of a safe within a medicine cabinet; and, this variety adds to the selectable options of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Carol Ann Sampson
  • Patent number: 7389615
    Abstract: A sheet is removably positionable adjacent to a window. The sheet has upper, lower and side edges. A plurality of braces is secured to the sheet. Each brace has a metal base plate and a pair of fixed housings. A vertical push rod is slidably supported in each fixed housing for axial reciprocation. A cam is rotatably secured in each fixed housing. A swivel rod is secured to the handle and both of the cams. A reciprocable housing has an open upper face and a lower face. The housing is secured to the push rods. A rubber bumper is secured to the upper face. The bumper is adapted to contact an adjacent surface when in the extended operative orientation during operation and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Paul J. Kelley
  • Patent number: 6789363
    Abstract: A security room for information technology facilities, which exhibits fireproof side walls having a sealing door, a floor and a ceiling. This invention provides a security room designed in a simple way and readily adapted to different spatial configurations, while exhibiting a good fireproofing capacity. The side walls, the floor surrounded by the side walls, and the ceiling are assembled in a modular manner from individual members which are laid side-by-side and connected together by fireproofing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Otto Lampertz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Frase, Martin Bähner
  • Patent number: 6668736
    Abstract: A drop and slide escutcheon system where the escutcheon has rims with locking members that fit into locking grooves formed in the funnels on the safe body. The escutcheon is offset by a slight amount, allowing the locking members to slide down into openings that provide access to the locking grooves in the funnel as the escutcheon is inserted into position. The escutcheon is then moved laterally, sliding the locking members into the locking grooves provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: John D. Brush & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: R. David Pallo
  • Patent number: 6588348
    Abstract: Disclosed is an inexpensive money safe which is safe against fire and the like and which can easily be utilized when necessary. A basement (10) for accommodating a movable money safe (1) is accommodated in the basement (10), and upper surface of the movable money safe (1) is covered with a fireproof lid (15) which is the same color as that of the floor (12), and if the movable money safe (1) is driven into the room interior (11) for utilizing the movable cylinder unit (20) which is operated with water pressure of running water to drive the movable money safe (1) into the room interior (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nomura, Kazuo Yano
  • Patent number: 6581424
    Abstract: A portable lock box includes a box-shaped base member having an open front and top and a box-shaped front closure member having an open back and top. The base and front closure members include complementary horizontal support members and the front closure member is dimensioned to be slidably received through the open front of the base member to form a base assembly that may be filled with ballast. Respective support members define apertures through which elongate fasteners may be extended when aligned so as to couple the front closure member to the base member. A top panel is configured for slidable engagement with the base member so as to cover the open top. The top panel and base member include corresponding bores through which a rod may be extended and locked. Selected items may be stowed for safekeeping in a compartment mounted to an underside of the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Randy M. Oliver
  • Patent number: 5454332
    Abstract: A cash pocket for an automatic teller machine (ATM) comprises a housing having a rear wall with a slot for receiving banknotes from the dispensing mechanism of the ATM into the housing, and a base upon which the dispensed banknotes come to lie upon being dispensed into the housing. The housing also has a front panel having an opening for the withdrawal of notes by a user of the ATM, the opening having a door which pivots about an axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the slot from a first position in which the front opening is closed to a second position in which the front opening is open for the withdrawal of dispensed banknotes. The door includes a pair of flanges which block access to the slot from the front opening when the door is open or partially open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Fennelly, Bryan J. Rabbitte, Michael M. Heavey
  • Patent number: 5386788
    Abstract: A transportable, reusable rapidly assembled and disassembled, resizable modular, security enclosure utilizes a stepped panel construction. Each panel has an inner portion and an outer portion which form joints. A plurality of channels can be affixed to selected joints of the panels. Panels can be affixed to a base member and then affixed to one another by the use of elongated pins extending through the channel joints. Alternatively, the base member can be omitted and the panels themselves can be used as the floor of the enclosure. The pins will extend generally parallel to the joint in which they are located. These elongated pins are readily inserted into and removable from the channels in a predetermined sequence to allow assembly and disassembly of the enclosure. A door constructed from panels is used to close the opening to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Linker, John W. Moyer
  • Patent number: 5050363
    Abstract: An architectural rail system usable in doors, windows, and building walls for supporting and framing panels. Hollow aluminum rails are formed with internal ribs that form tracks for the slidable reception of ballistic steel strips or panels. The rails are thus structurally and ballistically reinforced against penetration by small caliber projectiles fired from rifles and/or pistols. The rail panel-framing system is useful where security against armed attack is a consideration, e.g. in banks, cashier stations at movie theatres, area ticket windows, fast food restaurants, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: James P. Fornell
  • Patent number: 4541545
    Abstract: A portable fire resistant case 10 is made with a molded, double-walled resin body 11 and cover 12 hinged and locked together and filled with insulation in the spaces between the double walls. Spring latches 30 mounted on body 11 engage interlock surfaces 33 on cover 12 to hold cover 12 to body 11 independently of the hinge and are assisted in this by a lock element 27 engaging and holding projections on the inside of body 11. Body 11 and cover 12 are formed with molded filling projections 19 and 20 forming passageways into cavities 11c and 12c that are filled with insulation through filling projections 19 and 20. Projections 19 and 20 and overfilled insulation material that they contain are cut away after the insulation has set to leave insulation stubs 23 and 24 over which escutcheons 25 and 26 are mounted on the lock side of case 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: John D. Brush & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Beattie, David O. Chase
  • Patent number: 4538527
    Abstract: A composite security panel having at least two fibre optic elements contained within a block of material, the elements being arranged with portions emerging from the panel at three or more spaced locations. Translatory movement, rotation or tilting of the panel when assembled in a wall or housing causing translatory movement of an emergent portion of an element resulting in the interruption of a transmission line through the wall of housing. The elements may be firmly embedded within the panel, the fibre optic being carried on a strip of mateial, or the elements may be formed into a mesh which can be loosely housed between interconnectable sections of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Pilkington P.E. Limited
    Inventor: Cedric A. Kitchen
  • Patent number: 4532870
    Abstract: A security safe apparatus has a security container having an opening thereinto and a safe door covering the opening and having a combination lock thereon. The safe door is provided with a hinge for hinging the door to the security container and has a pair of hinge pins attached to the safe door and a pair of grooved hinge pin supports for nesting the hinge pins therein so that the door can be easily hinged open and lifted off the security container. Locking plates attached to the inside of the safe door extend under a safe flange to prevent entry into the safe when the safe door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Inventor: Gary D. Hayman
  • Patent number: 4446797
    Abstract: A self-contained vault unit which contains a plurality of safety deposit boxes is disclosed. The vault apparatus includes means which define a secure interior chamber in which the safety deposit boxes are positioned. An entrance into the chamber is secured and selectively openable, preferably by security personnel. A plurality of elongated rows of cabinet sections are arranged in a substantially parallel relationship. The cabinet sections define a plurality of openings having preselected cross-sectional outlines which are proportioned for receiving the safety deposit boxes. Each of the boxes includes a lock for securing the box within the cabinet section upon moving the box to its closed position. A plurality of booths are strategically positioned about the vault apparatus for the convenience of customers to inspect the box contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Inventor: Errol J. French
  • Patent number: 4303286
    Abstract: An improvement in R. E. McClellan's U.S. Pat. No. 2,750,901 issued June 19, 1956 to an Insulated Metal Cabinet Construction and its adaptation to lateral or wide shallow drawer insulated filing cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Assignee: Meilink Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph E. McClellan
  • Patent number: 4262607
    Abstract: A safety deposit box of all plastic construction has a tray component and a cover comprising a fixed lid and a hinged lid hingedly connected thereto. The hinge is a plastic molding having a pair of resilient tongues engageable with retainers on the undersides of the lids, and having a flexible medial portion which defines a transverse hinge axis. The hinged lid is held in the closed position by an all plastic releasable latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: Chubb Industries Limited
    Inventor: Murray A. Krebs
  • Patent number: 4051790
    Abstract: A safe box for deposit of money or other valuables to prevent theft of same includes separable parts releasably locked together by first and second locking means respectively having key operated first and second release means. The first release means is positioned between the parts and is accessible through a limited access opening in one of the parts. The second locking means has a blocking member which blocks access to the first release means through the limited access opening and also holds the first locking means in a locked position until the second release means is operated to unlock the second locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Inventors: William F. Meditz, James V. Congin