Plural Patents (Class 109/67)
  • Patent number: 11272771
    Abstract: A safety enhancing storage bag, including a main body to store at least one first item therein, a strap assembly disposed on at least a portion of the main body to suspend the main body in response to being worn by a user, a plurality of cameras removably disposed on at least a portion of the strap assembly to record a video of a predetermined duration, and an alarm system disposed on at least a portion of the strap assembly to output an alarm in response to activating the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Carolyn Bell, Jonathan Bell, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9016558
    Abstract: An access opening closure device is provided for enabling passage of food or medication into a confined space without providing direct access from within the confined space to outside of the confined space. The device includes a housing assembly including a body and a cover, and a slide assembly including an access door and a frame. The body defines a receptacle and first and second openings. The housing assembly is pivotally coupled to the slide assembly and is movable from an operative position to a stowed, non-operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomson Alexander
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • Patent number: 7602605
    Abstract: A case for an information handling system, the case comprising a front bezel, a side panel, a lock mounted in the front bezel and operable to restrict removal of the front bezel from the case, a latch mounted within the case operable to restrict removal of the side panel from the case, and a link connecting the lock and the latch such that operation of the lock to restrict removal of the front bezel from the case also restricts removal of the side panel from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chih Min Su, Chien Chou Pan, Chien Hua Pan, Yu-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 7551873
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus including: a plurality of doors for opening a sheet conveying path are provided vertically adjacent to one another in an apparatus main body, and openably and closably about an axis provided in a vertical direction; and a restricting mechanism, which restricts, before an upper door of the plurality of doors is closed, the closing of a door just below the upper door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hiura
  • 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: 7003991
    Abstract: A security and locking mechanism for the double door type security safe, vault or bunker wherein the double door can be manufactured by conventional structure or the through use of a plurality of modular panels, the locking and securing mechanism comprising a pair of longitudinal, vertically oriented bolt channels secured to the inner surface of each of the double doors proximate the vertical edges of the double doors, the bolt channels proximate the hinged edge of each door having a plurality of passive locking rods extending there through and extending beyond the hinged edge of the door, the second longitudinal bolt channels on the doors having a plurality of apertures through vertical web members, are secured proximate the seam formed between the double doors, one of the bolt channels being positioned such that it overlaps the seam formed between the two doors, the active locking and securing mechanism comprising a plurality of horizontally oriented throw bolts passing through the longitudinal bolt channel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Karl Alizade
  • Patent number: 6817481
    Abstract: An access opening closure device is provided for enabling passage of food or medication into a confined space without providing direct access from within the confined space to outside of the confined space. The device includes a housing defining a receptacle, an access door and a cover. The cover and the access door are independently movable between open and closed positions to provide access to within the receptacle. An engagement member is provided adjacent the access door to selectively lock the access door at a plurality of different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Thomson Alexander
  • Patent number: 6732664
    Abstract: The locking mechanism described herein is for use in an enclosure, which is part of a product delivery system. The locking mechanism uses existing locks and latches, and configures them using linkages into a mechanism that is not currently available. The mechanism has a latch that holds the door of the enclosure closed. This latch stays in a normally unlocked state until deliberate acts are taken to lock the latch. When a delivery is made, the delivery person opens the unlocked door, makes the delivery, and then closes the door and turns the rotary latch counter clockwise until it latches in the locked position. There are three independent and distinct ways to unlock the mechanism: (1) a key can be used to unlock the mechanism; (2) a combination lock can be used to unlock the mechanism; or (3) an emergency release paddle, for child safety is located on the lower back cover of the lock, and can be pushed to unlock the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Charles H. Worrall
  • Patent number: 6705136
    Abstract: A security system for a storage compartment including a latch assembly disposed on an interior side of a door for latching the door in a closed position with the storage compartment. A plurality of reciprocating latch elements are included in the latch assembly for latching the door in a closed position with the storage compartment. A latch actuator included in the latch assembly moves the latch elements to latch the door. A master lock assembly controls operation of the latch actuator by having a first locking part of the master lock assembly interlocking with a second locking part carried by the latch actuator. A tamper-resistant master lock control controls operation of the master lock assembly from outside the storage compartment whereby access to the compartment interior is prevented when the latch assembly is latched and the master lock assembly is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Dave Porter
  • Patent number: 6651876
    Abstract: A self-latching slide door apparatus for food/cuff passes on prison doors is disclosed. The apparatus includes a main body connected to a front panel. The front panel includes slide doors that cover an aperture in the front panel when in a closed state. The slide doors have self-latching devices that lock the doors when in the closed position, therefore requiring no additional locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Habersham Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Carl T. Scott
  • Patent number: 6598546
    Abstract: An access opening closure device is provided for enabling passage of food or medication into a confined spaced without providing direct access from within the confined space to outside of the confined space. The device includes a housing defining a receptacle, an access door and a top cover. The top cover and the access door are independently movable between open and closed positions to provide access to within the receptacle. An engagement member is provided adjacent the access door to selectively lock the access door at a plurality of different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Thomson Alexander
  • Patent number: 6467603
    Abstract: A snack dispenser consists of a series of tiers stacked to resemble a wedding cake. Each tier includes a trough divided into slots. A snack may be placed into each slot. The front of each slot is transparent. The troughs or trays are mounted on a rotatable carousel. The carousel is covered with a backshell and a transparent front shell. The front shell has transparent doors therein. By inserting a proper amount of money and aligning the carousel so that the desired snack is beneath a door; the door may be opened and the customer may withdraw his snack from that slot. The opening of the door blocks the rotation of the carousel, blocks the opening of the remaining doors, and also resets or cancels the credit of the coins inserted. When the single door is closed again, all doors will be blocked so that a person can not again open a door until proper coins are inserted. To service the dispenser the front shell is removed. A segment of all tiers is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Newco Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy J. Castleberry
  • Publication number: 20020062767
    Abstract: A security safe having a housing defining a security enclosure, the housing including an opening into an interior of said enclosure for placing items into, and removing items from, said enclosure. A door mechanism is mounted to the housing for movement between opened and closed positions in relation to said opening, wherein in the closed position the door mechanism precludes access to said interior through said opening. In one version, the housing further includes an aperture for inserting items into said enclosure without moving said door mechanism into the opened position. In another version the aperture is defined in a door of the safe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: James T. Walker
  • Patent number: 6386121
    Abstract: An attachment for a door of a safety deposit box cubical for modifying its locking system wherein the locking system comprises a flange forming a part of one of the bank keys extending laterally of the key and anchored to the door for providing access to a safety deposit box by merely using a second assigned key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Alfred S. Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20010039905
    Abstract: An access opening closure device is provided for enabling passage of food or medication into a confined spaced without providing direct access from within the confined space to outside of the confined space. The device includes a housing defining a receptacle, an access door and a top cover. The top cover and the access door are independently movable between open and closed positions to provide access to within the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventor: Thomson Alexander
  • Patent number: 6129029
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for accessing a safe deposit box stored in a vault. The safe deposit box includes a customer lock and a bank lock, each of which must be opened to access the box. Apparatus is provided to permanently maintain the bank lock in an open position and to enable a customer to enter the vault without requiring the assistance of a bank teller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Ronald R. Watson
  • Patent number: 5651595
    Abstract: A storage cabinet for storing articles therein includes a stand having a base portion, and an upright pole extending upwardly along a longitudinal axis from the base portion. A housing of the storage cabinet has a top wall, a bottom wall in spaced and parallel relation to the top wall, and side walls interconnecting the bottom and top walls together. The side walls define a plurality of storage compartments for receiving articles therein. The bottom wall has an axial bore for receiving a thrust bearing mounted on the pole of the stand for rotatably mounting the housing on the pole about the axis. A plurality of doors, one for each compartment, are selectively movable between an open position in which the compartments can be accessed, and a closed position in which the doors block the openings into the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas T. Willis
  • Patent number: 5435255
    Abstract: A safety deposit box storage structure comprising: a housing formed from continuous metal sheet, the housing having a back wall and spaced apart side walls. At least one inwardly projecting ridge extends along the inner surface of each side wall. A top wall and a bottom wall are secured to the housing to form a box structure having an open front end. At least one vertical partition is disposed between and parallel to the side walls; the vertical partition being generally flat, and having at least one corrugation formed therein. Each corrugation has a ridge projecting from each side of the partition. A plurality of spaced-apart slots are formed in the ridges. The slots are generally parallel to the top and bottom wall: A plurality of horizontal shelves are provided having lateral edges dimensioned to be received in the slots, the vertical partitions and horizontal shelves defining compartments within the box structure to receive a security box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: John W. Elseser, Ramon A. Nero, Alan J. Rozlosnik
  • Patent number: 5193467
    Abstract: A valuables safe incorporates a money slot that is both inaccessible and out of sight during periods when it is not desired to use the money slot, for example during off-hours in a business. The money slot is quickly made both accessible and visible by opening the safe and repositioning one element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Robert J. Lichter
  • Patent number: 4998424
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a safe for providing an enclosure housing for video films or the like, the safe being lockable to a doorknob. The safe has a back panel and a front panel which define the housing. The back panel is disposable over a doorknob, and a front cover is hingedly swingable onto said front panel and said back panel to lock them together, and to lock the safe containing the video films or like products onto the doorknob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: Vincent Lambert, II
  • Patent number: 4947766
    Abstract: A safe deposit box construction including a two-dimensional array of safe deposit boxes, the doors of which are interconnectable with adjoining doors and the shelves of which are removable. The interconnectability of the doors and the removability of the shelves permit the intermediate shelf between adjoining boxes to be removed and the doors thereof interconnected to create a safe deposit box having a size equal to the combined sizes of the adjoining boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: William S. Collier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4890766
    Abstract: A sheet store, particularly a banknote cassette, adapted for dispensing or accepting sheets comprises a container having two openings adjacent one another. Each opening is associated with respective first and second closure members movable between closed positions in which the openings are closed and open positions. A control assembly is provided for controlling operation of the closure members, the arrangement being such that when the store is to be used to dispense the sheets the control assembly enables both of the closure members to open but when the store is to be used to accept sheets the control assembly enables only one closure member to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: De La Rue Systems Limited
    Inventors: Harvey G. Martin, Roger Pilling, Steven M. Hosking
  • Patent number: 4852503
    Abstract: A sliding door safe with an anti-intrusion locking mechanism, wherein a one or two door arrangement slides in a given direction on rails or ledges between first and second grooves of unequal depths in opposing walls of the valuables receiving chamber. The locking mechanism is carried by the door adjacent the deeper groove and includes a key actuable barrel with a lock arm carrying a blocking member, which, upon locking, is interposed between a position of one door and the adjacent portion of the wall of the chamber to preclude forcible sliding of the door or doors in the given direction. The locking assembly also includes a plate member of a bracket secured in spaced relation to the inner surface of the door in alignment with the lock arm and in proximate relation thereto to deter displacement of the lock arm under force of a punch applied to the lock. The bracket and the blocking member are deterrents to forcible entry and removal of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: Robert J. Lichter
  • Patent number: 4850287
    Abstract: A safe having a valuables receiving chamber with a generally rectangular access opening with a first ledge arrangement for placement of two plate-shaped separable steel doors thereagainst, with first and second grooves formed on the opposite walls transverse to the first set of opposing walls. A second ledge arrangement is placed in parallel relation to the first for enabling slidable receipt of one door member therein, with the second ledge arrangement being dimensioned so that the ends thereof, along with the grooves retain both the first door member and a second door member. The width of the grooves and the distance between the two sets of ledges are of a dimension slightly more than the thickness of the door, with one of the grooves having a depth substantially greater than the other. A first door is dimensioned to occupy less than one-half the access opening, and the second door is dimensioned to occupy the majority of the remaining area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventor: Robert J. Lichter
  • Patent number: 4528916
    Abstract: A deposit box construction is disclosed wherein vertically adjacent deposit boxes are interlocked in any combination to provide a deposit box installation having any desired mix of box sizes. In the preferred embodiment, each box door is grooved to receive a metallic strip member that is slidably disposed within juxtaposed grooves so that vertically adjacent doors are rigidly interconnected by the strip members. The interlocking means further includes a flat, preferably metallic plate member that is fixedly secured at longitudinally opposed ends of the adjacent doors. Thus, one strip member and one plate member interlock two vertically adjacent door members to provide a single deposit box of twice the capacity of a single box. A larger number of vertically adjacent doors may be similarly interlocked by n-1 pairs of strip members and plate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Safe Deposit Box Construction
    Inventor: Lloyd F. Knight
  • Patent number: 4404916
    Abstract: A multiple entry closure for a safe or vault wherein said closure includes a hinged door mounted in the safe or vault and having a locking means to maintain the door in a closed position. The hinged door is positioned whereby it is co-planar with the surroundings when installed. The door is of a periphery less than the surface into which it is mounted. A lift-out door having a door locking means is mounted in said hinged door and is of a lesser peripheral area than said hinged door. Said lift-out door requiring removal to obtain access to said door locking means and limited access to the interior of said safe or vault. The said hinged door when closed limits full access to the interior of said safe or vault until unlocked and hinged outwardly of said safe or vault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Ingram Security Inc.
    Inventor: Bert M. Ingram