Closures Patents (Class 109/64)
  • Patent number: 11345513
    Abstract: A selectively removable wall portable container assembly that includes a portable container body and a detachable lid capable of selectively removably coupling to one another and achieving a retained configuration. The portable container body includes a bottom wall coupled to sidewall enclosing the bottom wall, defining a container cavity. The sidewall defines a front opening spatially coupled to the container cavity and includes a selectively removable sidewall portion that superimposes the front opening and is operably configured to translate along a sidewall translation path. The assembly achieves an encapsulated configuration wherein the container cavity is encapsulated by the lid, bottom wall, and sidewall. Further, the assembly achieves a container cavity access configuration wherein the lid is coupled to the container body and the sidewall portion is at least partially slidably removed from the sidewall, exposing the front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Bianca Rachel Alberti
  • Patent number: 11060553
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-tampering device including a threaded element having a thread defining a screwing axis and an engaging surface for engagement with a driving tool, and a protection body for preventing the driving tool from engaging the engaging surface. The protection body is coupled to the threaded element so that they are mutually blocked in a direction parallel to the screwing axis and free to spin around the screwing axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Stefano Manelli, Marco Magnani, Luciano Rosastri, Valentino Scarpellini
  • Patent number: 10612239
    Abstract: A passive ventilation panel and system, in particular for use in doors, ceilings, walls and partitions enables an exchange of supply and return air for at least one room or a room, without the need for additional ventilation equipment, such as ducts, and without the needs to install wall openings or grills for the supply and exhaust air in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: VanAir Design Inc.
    Inventors: Vicking Wai King Yau, James Higgins
  • Patent number: 9631658
    Abstract: An improved pull-up bolt assembly adapted to be used for supporting a high-weight structure to a hinge component using an opening or recess in the high-weight structure, the bolt assembly having a pull-up bolt member, a nut component, a tapered member, and an expandable friction member, where the improvement includes one or more threads helically disposed about the expandable friction member, the one or more threads each having a height, a width and a helical angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Hinge Corporation
    Inventor: Edward A. DePietro
  • 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: 20150101516
    Abstract: Safes and related storage panels for safes, such as gun safes. Some embodiments may comprise a safe door and an interior storage panel configured to be positioned between a closed position and an open position by rotating the interior storage panel. The interior storage panel may be configured so as to be positioned within the safe in the closed position such that the safe door can be closed in the closed position, and so as to be positioned at least partially outside of the safe in the open position when the safe door is open. In some embodiments, the interior storage panel may be configured so as to extend along and be positioned at least substantially parallel to the safe door in the closed position with the safe door closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Donald Suggs
  • Publication number: 20150096478
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a modular safety shelter including one or more ceiling panels connected to one or sidewall panels which are installed in an existing closet or enclosed space in the interior of a home or other structure. The modular safety shelter includes one or more air vents, locking devices, and a light source for providing light to the occupants within the shelter when the shelter is in use. The modular safety structure is configured and built to withstand severe storm winds, impacts from flying debris and provides a safe enclosure for occupants during a home invasion or burglary event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: David Magiera
  • Patent number: 9000916
    Abstract: A cash management system utilizes a cloud computing model wherein a cloud of one or more servers may be locally networked or may be geographically dispersed and accessed by the client device over the Internet. The client device is a cash management safe. More than one safe may be employed in a system. Metrics, control functions, and interactions normally handled by an autonomous safe are shunted directly to a cloud server on the network. Usage data, currency validations, coin validations, security entries, etc. are communicated to the cloud server. The cloud server(s), based on database information and software settings, can transmit configuration, updates and information to remote safes. The information transmitted may include user configuration, access rules, currency configuration, alert configuration, and software and firmware updates. The cloud server based cash management system allows the entire cash management of an enterprise to be provided as a service to that enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: A. P. Unix Software
    Inventors: Scott H. Meeker, Peter Berens, John G. McDonnell
  • Publication number: 20150090163
    Abstract: Overlays for the interior of safe doors, such as doors of metal gun safes. In some embodiments, the safe may comprise a door frame comprising an interior surface. A door backing may be coupled to the interior surface of the door frame. A sheet of material may be coupled to the door backing, and an overlay may be positioned to extend along one or more edges of the interior surface of the door frame such that at least a portion of the sheet of material is positioned between the overlay and the door backing. Such configurations may allow for utilization of the interior of the safe door for storage of various items, such as firearm ammunition and other accessories, and further may simplify the process of manufacturing such accessories and/or improve the appearance of the interior of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Donald Suggs
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140360416
    Abstract: A security door that impedes or resists the penetration of bullets or other projectiles is provided, which may be used to protect the occupants in a room from threats outside the room by providing a bullet resistant entry door for the room. The preferred embodiment of the bullet resistant security door includes a threat-side outer surface or layer, a first core layer, bullet resistant ballistic layer, a second core layer, an armor layer, and a safe side outer surface or layer and is sufficient to meet the requirements of the Level 3 Protection Level of the UL 752 standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Alan P. Deiler
  • Patent number: 8887986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (10) for holding notes of value, which comprises a housing part (12) and a cover (14) for closing an opening of the housing part (12). The cover (14) has a closing element (34) which is movable in at least one unlocking direction (P1) and which in a locked state is engaged with an engagement area (48) of the housing part (12) that is complementary to the closing element (34). The closing element (34) is movable in unlocking direction (P1) into an unlocked state for unlocking. Further, the container (10) comprises a rotatably mounted retaining element (58) which, in a first position of the container (10), is arranged such that the closing element (34) is movable in unlocking direction (P1) from the locked state into the unlocked state for unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Berendes
  • Publication number: 20140261110
    Abstract: A secure enclosure comprises: a body defining an access opening closed by a door, and a body media slot. A secure chamber is mounted outside the body and surrounds the body media slot, the secure chamber defining a chamber media slot. The secure enclosure may further comprise a media transport operable to convey media between the body media slot and the chamber media slot. The secure chamber body may also define a purge slot located on an underside of the chamber body so that media items that are not removed by a customer may be dropped through the purge slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antonio Romero, Leonardo Morgado, Joao Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20140261108
    Abstract: An armored door panel includes a planar device having a layered arrangement including a protection layer comprised of a ballistic material and an outer surface layer arranged on the outer side of the protection layer. The planar device is affixed to an existing door to prevent ballistic projectile from penetrating the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hardwire, LLC
    Inventors: George C. Tunis, III, Scott Kendall, Emily Heinauer
  • Patent number: 8770117
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a safe for storing a firearm in a ready position, the safe further including a biometric sensor for receiving a biometric parameter to determine a permission for accessing an interior space of the safe, the safe further including a feature for reporting unauthorized attempts to access the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Safe Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Biesinger Wall, Micheal Myron Austin
  • Publication number: 20140165887
    Abstract: A system for storing items of value includes a lockable cassette, a door, a container, and a locking mechanism. The lockable cassette includes an opening for receiving items of value. The door is operably coupled to the cassette and is movable between an open position providing access to the contents of the cassette and a closed position preventing access to the contents of the cassette. The container is removably coupled to the cassette for securely storing items of value and includes a closure mechanism configured to restrict access to the stored items of value in the container. The locking mechanism is coupled to the door and is configured to selectively lock the door in the closed position and to selectively operate the closure mechanism. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Bane, Robin Varley, David Blasko
  • Publication number: 20140165886
    Abstract: A reinforced door assembly and method of manufacture wherein the assembly includes at least two stiles, an upper rail, and a lower rail, wherein the at least two stiles, upper rail, and lower rail are arranged in a rectangular frame; and wherein at least one of the two stiles includes a vertical section, an edge section that is parallel to the vertical section, and a reinforcing bar located between the vertical section and the edge section. The reinforcing bar spans at least a portion of the height of the frame and prevents forced entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Noubar Yeremian
  • Publication number: 20140116303
    Abstract: Certain disclosed embodiments provide for a gun safe including a housing having an interior cavity. A lid is hingedly attached to the housing. The lid is moveable between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, the lid closes the interior cavity. An electronic latch is operable to retain the lid in the closed position and release the lid to the open position when the electronic latch is operated. A holster is positioned on the interior surface of the lid. The holster is configured to retain a gun so that the gun is housed in the interior cavity when the lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Charles L. Mothersele
  • Patent number: 8701859
    Abstract: The present invention prevents water or the like from collecting on a shutter face by having a sufficient water discharge capability without requiring a bulky water discharge structure, in an automatic transaction apparatus that deposits and withdraws money by opening and closing the shutter. Namely, includes a sloping profile shutter having side wall faces at side faces on two sides, a casing cover that covers the side wall faces of the shutter, and that covers a shutter bottom edge portion at a position below the shutter face when the shutter is closed, and a chute that includes a water discharge outlet and is disposed to cover the shutter bottom edge portion from below when the shutter is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuro Takashima
  • Patent number: 8500000
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for locking and unlocking the roller shutter (12, 15) of a container (10) that can be inserted into a rack (11) and removed therefrom. The roller shutter (12, 15) is pulled open by a stationary pin engaging therewith during insertion of the container (10), it is pulled shut by the same engagement of the pin (14) when the container (10) is pulled out of the rack (11). In the closed position, the roller shutter (12, 15) shall be locked reliably and accurately. Two locking pins (21, 22) that can be actuated by cam tracks (35, 36) extending in longitudinal direction of the rack (11) and provided at the rack (11) serve for this purpose. The first locking pin (21) serves to lock the roller shutter (12, 15), the second locking pin (22) keeps the roller shutter (12, 15) in its exactly defined closed position during the locking by the first locking pin (21). As a result thereof, position errors of the roller shutter (12, 15) during locking and unlocking are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Berendes
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130025510
    Abstract: A shelf device comprises an enclosed frame that includes a plurality of members, a concealed compartment within the frame, and a locking system that includes a locking mechanism comprising a slide bolt and magnetic lift positioned perpendicularly within the slide bolt, a ledge that is engaged with the slide bolt when the locking system is locked, and a magnet. The magnetic lift moves in one direction to cause the slide bolt to move perpendicularly to the magnetic lift's direction as the slide bolt disengages or engages with the ledge to unlock or lock the shelf, respectively. In one embodiment, a rare earth magnet is aligned with the magnetic lift to pull the magnetic lift vertically upward causing the slide bolt to move horizontally backward to disengage the slide bolt from the ledge. Consequently, the shelf is opened as one or more frame members are released to expose the concealed compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: BRIAN DALE WHITE
  • Patent number: 8276527
    Abstract: A corner bolt locking system for a safe or vault is disclosed for use with cam and link locking mechanisms and a generally rectangular door panel frame, having a corner hole through its corner. A reinforcement channel is disposed at the corner and aligned with the corner hole. A corner bolt link arm is pivotably attached to a rotatable pin cam plate, and a corner bolt is pivotably attached to the corner bolt link arm and positioned through the reinforcement channel and the corner hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Prosteel Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Stepp
  • Publication number: 20120210916
    Abstract: The present invention prevents water or the like from collecting on a shutter face by having a sufficient water discharge capability without requiring a bulky water discharge structure, in an automatic transaction apparatus that deposits and withdraws money by opening and closing the shutter. Namely, includes a sloping profile shutter having side wall faces at side faces on two sides, a casing cover that covers the side wall faces of the shutter, and that covers a shutter bottom edge portion at a position below the shutter face when the shutter is closed, and a chute that includes a water discharge outlet and is disposed to cover the shutter bottom edge portion from below when the shutter is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuro Takashima
  • Publication number: 20120192769
    Abstract: A combination safe deposit box includes a first box shell and a second box shell fastened together to define a deposit space, a plurality of side guard frames and corner guard frames fastened to and covered on the abutted area between the first box shell and the second box shell, a rim frame affixed to the front side of the first box shell and a second box shell and capped on two distal ends of the connected series of the side guard frames and corner guard frames, and a door panel hinged to one side of the rim frame and adapted to close the deposit space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Tung-Lung CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20120180707
    Abstract: A lightweight portable fire resistant containment system comprises an outer shell and a lid. Free surfaces of the outer shell and lid are covered to prevent ingress of hot gas. The outer shell may have an inner shell forming an insulating air gap. Outer shell, inner shell and lid are fabricated from inorganically bonded high temperature resisting ceramic fibers. The outer surface of the inner shell has a metallic infrared reflecting wrap. An encased phase change material containment absorbs heat by melting or decomposition. A wooden or plastic lightweight portable box enclosure with cover is placed within the interior surface of the containment for storage of valuable documents, photographs and magnetic media. A jump drive within the portable box preferably houses the magnetic media. When the fire resistant containment system is exposed to 1550° F. for 30 minutes the interior of lightweight portable box enclosure remains below 125° F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony J. DelloRusso, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120159881
    Abstract: An attack-resistant window assembly that can be easily maintained without requiring the use of tools. The attack-resistant window assembly includes a slidable plate for securing the attack-resistant pane into the window assembly. The window assembly also has ballistic-resistant armor around the peripheral sides of the ballistic-resistant pane to prevent bullets from exiting the peripheral sides of the ballistic-resistant pane and coming into the space on the protected side of the window assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: DEFENSHIELD, INC.
    Inventor: William Collins White
  • 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: 8079512
    Abstract: An automated banking machine is operative to carry out transactions using data read from user cards through operation of a card reader. The automated banking machine includes a chest portion, with a moveable door. A cash dispenser extends in the chest portion. The chest door is mounted to the chest portion through hinge assemblies having respective hinge pins. A bolt work is operative to selectively hold the chest door closed. A security module portion on at least one of the hinge assemblies and the bolt work includes at least one hard freely rotatable body in a bore. The security module portion is resistant to attack by a saw. The security module portion at least partially spans at least one critical component of the hinge assemblies or the bolt work to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to the chest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Joe Fitler, Charles A. Pozzini, Howard E. Antram, Gerald T. Sedlock, Steven R. Davis
  • Publication number: 20110174200
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: David W. Bartel
  • Publication number: 20110083591
    Abstract: A corner bolt locking system for a safe or vault is disclosed for use with cam and link locking mechanisms and a generally rectangular door panel frame, having a corner hole through its corner. A reinforcement channel is disposed at the corner and aligned with the corner hole. A corner bolt link arm is pivotably attached to a rotatable pin cam plate, and a corner bolt is pivotably attached to the corner bolt link arm and positioned through the reinforcement channel and the corner hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: PROVO STEEL AND SUPPLY CO.
    Inventor: Richard E. Stepp
  • Publication number: 20110048292
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a building opening, comprising, a first panel, having a first end and a second end, pivotably coupled to the building at the first end; at least one second panel, having a first end and a second end; a first hinge, coupled to the second end of the first panel and the first end of the at least one second panel, configured for folding the first panel parallel to the second panel; and at least one attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: BALLISTA INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Charles F. Zimmer, II
  • Publication number: 20100282136
    Abstract: A portable vault assembly is claimed that can provide secure on-site storage, yet may be disassembled easily for removal to a new location when desired. The portable vault includes sections that are independently portable but which feature a combined weight that makes it impossible for the secured container, or vault, to be carried. Further embodiments rely upon features of the site where the vault is assembled to create a secure space, and independent portable vaults may be co-joined to form integrated but separate storage compartments, or one large central storage bin, as desired. Anchoring options, and further theft deterrence features are also disclosed including integration to the work site environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Stanley
  • Publication number: 20100272928
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for window blast protection. The system includes a first material, which is either elastomeric or non-elastomeric, which is bonded to a second material, which is elastomeric when the first material is non-elastomeric, and is non-elastomeric when the first material is elastomeric. The system also includes a cover for protecting the materials, where the cover releases the materials in response to the pressure impact of an explosive blast. The second material is anchored to the inside of the cover. When the system is in use, the system further includes a bonding agent for bonding the first material to a film attached to the inner surface of the window and an anchoring means for anchoring the outside of the cover to a frame or wall surrounding the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: James D. Colton, Gary R. Greenfield, Paul Zuanich
  • Publication number: 20100064949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for storing objects to be protected from unauthorized access, particularly an automatic teller, vault (1), safe or security cabinet, comprising a housing (2) having a storage space, the housing having a rear wall, two side walls (3) disposed opposite each other, a base (4) and a top (5), wherein the base (4) and the top (5) are disposed opposite each other and connect the side walls (3) to each other, wherein the housing (2) has at least one opening (6) that can be locked using a door (7) and/or flap. In order to improve a generic container such that it is sufficiently protected from unauthorized opening by explosion, while simultaneously being constructed in a simple manner, so that a corresponding container can also be produced in a cost-effective manner, the invention provides that an absorber element (10) is disposed in the storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: BURG-WÄCHTER KG
    Inventor: Harald Lüling
  • Patent number: 7661375
    Abstract: A door for a secured enclosure includes a door panel and a generally L-shaped flange extending along one edge of the panel. The L-shaped flange is adapted to engage a corresponding flange of the enclosure, whereby the L-shaped flange and the corresponding flange overlap. The structure prevents access to the secured enclosure between the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Holocom, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig McCarthy, Stanley Dunaway, Leonard A. Dunaway, legal representative, G. Bradford Saunders
  • Publication number: 20100024692
    Abstract: Window pane systems which offer improved protection against blast and impact hazards, including contact blast caused by a bomb or a shell, with or without hollow charge and bullets. A window pane system of the present invention includes multiple glass layers, to absorb the ballistic impact of the explosion; a thick polymer such as polycarbonate, to absorb the kinetic energy of the blast including contact blast; and multiple elastic thin layers of polymer such as polycarbonate, to absorb the blast impact such as the shock wave and shrapnel. Optionally, the last layer is extended such that the last layer is covering up to the full width of the window pane system, preferably in all four sides of the window pane system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Oran Safety Glass Ltd.
    Inventor: Zvika Bar
  • Publication number: 20090277362
    Abstract: Provided herein is a security device (1) for automatic dispensers (2) of banknotes and securities (3) including a dispensing slit (4) and conveying means (5) designed to convey the banknotes and securities (3) through the dispensing slit (4) along a transfer path (6). The security device (1) comprises a blocking body (7) that is able to move between a first position of interruption, in which it interrupts the transfer path (5), and a second position of use, in which it is outside the transfer path (6); the blocking body (7) moreover comprises a box-shaped casing (9) including a fire-extinguishing, flame-resistant, and smoke-producing filling substance (10), designed to hinder actions of effraction perpetrated on automatic tellers (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: M.I.B. S.p.A
    Inventor: Giuseppe Ezio Fumanelli
  • Publication number: 20090205542
    Abstract: A flameproof container includes a box body, with an accommodation space therein; and a lid covering the box body. The box body and the lid are made of flameproof material. The box body and the lid respectively have an inner cushion therein. An outer cladding covers each of the box body and the lid. The outer cladding is a flameproof cloth. The accommodation space is used to hold small valuable goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Chih-Ping Chang
  • Publication number: 20090178598
    Abstract: A cash room automation device comprising, at least one safe comprising; a housing having an interior compartment for securing money, and an outer door having an electronic lock mechanism to control access to said interior compartment. The device has a control system which controls the electronic lock, a control system user interface, a cash recycler controlled by the control system and housed within the safe. The cash recycler is capable of authenticating and assigning value to paper currency fed into said cash recycler through a paper currency port accessible from outside said safe and capable of accepting and dispensing a plurality of said paper currency of differing denominations in a single transaction. The paper currency port housing protrudes from the safe so as to extend from a secure cash room to a cashier's area. The control system also posseses means to integrate peripheral units with said control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Scott Meeker
  • Publication number: 20080314298
    Abstract: A door for a secured enclosure includes a door panel and a generally L-shaped flange extending along one edge of the panel. The L-shaped flange is adapted to engage a corresponding flange of the enclosure, whereby the L-shaped flange and the corresponding flange overlap. The structure prevents access to the secured enclosure between the flanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Craig McCarthy, Stanley Dunaway, G. Bradford Saunders, Leonard A. Dunaway
  • Patent number: 7023339
    Abstract: The security portal (10) is dimensioned to be readily mounted and transported on a trailer (54) alone as a single security portal (10) or with a plurality of security portals to provide screening for a short term, high security event. The portal (10) includes bullet-resistant, bomb-blast proof and at least partially transparent walls (12, 14, 16, 18) and doors (22, 24, 26). Monitors (32, 34) are secured to the portal (10) for monitoring an individual within an interior (30) of the portal (10) for detecting weapons, bio-hazards, chemical toxins, illegal drugs, contraband, or other hazardous materials. The security portal also includes a security monitoring station (36) adjacent the security access door (26) and a bomb-blast enclosure (66) having a flap (68) and bomb-blast containment balloon (70) for containing hazardous materials in the event of a bomb-blast within the portal (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Gerald D. Stomski
  • Patent number: 6474247
    Abstract: This invention relates to an access control system. More particularly, the invention relates to an access control system and to a a component for an access control system. An access control system includes a cubicle defining means mountable adjacent an access opening to a premises, the cubicle defining means defining a cubicle (24) and an opening (26) which is arranged transversely to the access opening (28) of the premises and a closure member (16) pivotally arranged relative to the access opening (28) to be pivotal through a predetermined arc, an included angle of the arc being an acute angle, the closure member (16) being pivotal. between a first position at one end of the arc, in which the access opening (28) is closed off and a third position at the other end of the arc, past a second, intermediate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Malcolm William Thomas
  • Patent number: 6293207
    Abstract: A security enclosure with an electronic lock, a concealed hinge door and lock wheel which operates a lock internal to the security enclosure. The electronic lock operates by a key pad into which a required security code may be entered. When the correct code is entered, a solenoid within the enclosure retracts moving a pin which allows the lock wheel to rotate. When the lock wheel is rotated, strike bolts extending into the top and bottom of the enclosure and left and right strike bars extending to the sides of the enclosure are retracted enabling the door to be pulled open. The door construction is such that there are no external hinges which may be drilled out, and the door itself is recessed so that it cannot be pried open. Attempts to turn the lock wheel when the solenoid is engaged have no effect because the wheel cannot be turned without breaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Citicorp Development Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Cuong D. Do
  • Patent number: 6000348
    Abstract: A security enclosure with an electronic lock, a concealed hinge door and lock wheel which operates a lock internal to the security enclosure. The electronic lock operates by a key pad into which a required security code may be entered. When the correct code is entered, a solenoid within the enclosure retracts moving a pin which allows the lock wheel to rotate. When the lock wheel is rotated, strike bolts extending into the top and bottom of the enclosure and left and right strike bars extending to the sides of the enclosure are retracted enabling the door to be pulled open. The door construction is such that there are no external hinges which may be drilled out, and the door itself is recessed so that it cannot be pried open. Attempts to turn the lock wheel when the solenoid is engaged have no effect because the wheel cannot be turned without breaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Citicorp Development Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Cuong D. Do
  • Patent number: 5784973
    Abstract: A secure enclosure (10) for an automated banking machine includes a door (30). A bolt (38) is slidably mounted on the door and is moveable responsive to the condition of a lock. The bolt includes front portions (56) and back portions (58). In the extended position the bolt engages a latch (60) and an angle member (52) attached to the door. In the extended position, the front portions of the bolt extend through apertures (62), (78) in the latch and angle members respectively. The back portion of the bolt engages second bolt engaging portions (80). An opposed side of the door from the latch includes projecting portions (64). The projecting portions extend in pockets (64) when the door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: InterBold
    Inventors: Scott A. Mercer, Paul J. Cox, Kenneth C. Kontor, H. Thomas Graef
  • Patent number: 5768921
    Abstract: A lid is secured to the base of a key box device that defines an enclosed compartment for securing a spare key. The lid carries push-buttons and a knob for locking the lid to the base. The surface of the lid is generally flush with the plane of the base edges thereby eliminating locations for prying the lid from the base. A flanged portion in the lid and corresponding recessed portion in the base sidewalls provide gripping sidewalls to facilitate handling of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Supra Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew S. Hill
  • Patent number: 5758522
    Abstract: Electronic access control of a seldom-used outdoor security enclosure, such as a key vault, is provided by a vault lid and key system whereby the procedure for opening the enclosure occurs in two stages. One stage is a low-force stage provided by electromechanical mechanisms housed within the lid and energized by a relatively low power source. The high-force stage is provided by a human operator applying manual force to open the lid. The system is particularly adapted for security enclosures that are exposed to an outdoor environment and not operated for extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: James D. York
  • 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: 5308058
    Abstract: A dynamic "mailboxing" unit and system for separating by users the sheet outputs of various users of a shared users printer (including facsimile receivers, copiers or combination units). It provides for stacking the sheets sequentially outputted from the printer in separate job sets into one or more temporarily and variably assigned "mailboxes" of a "mailboxing" job sorting accessory unit. The "mailboxing" unit has locking "privacy doors" for restricting access to at least some of the mailbox bins, with electrical unlocking of selected bin doors in response to entry of a user access code, and in particular, automatic lifting of one edge of the sheets in that bin in coordination with the bin door opening to assist user removal of their sheets from the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Barry P. Mandel, Michael K. Sabocheck, Richard Van Dongen, Harold Halvorson, Jr.