Sliding And Swinging Patents (Class 109/70)
  • Patent number: 10145158
    Abstract: A cabinet 10 having at least one door 32 which may be selectively and removably placed within the generally hollow storage compartment 14 of the cabinet 10 and which may be also moved outside of the compartment 14 and allowed to selectively articulate along movement arc 120 and to be selectively placed in a closed position in which the at least one door 32 overlays the storage cavity or compartment 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • Patent number: 9894996
    Abstract: A cabinet 10 having at least one door 32 which may be selectively and removably placed within the generally hollow storage compartment 14 of the cabinet 10 and which may be also moved outside of the compartment 14 and allowed to selectively articulate along movement arc 120 and to be selectively placed in a closed position in which the at least one door 32 overlays the storage cavity or compartment 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Larry Mitchell Grela, Edwin Dizon Manalang
  • Patent number: 9004546
    Abstract: A security box inter alia for tools has a metal box and a lid of the swing and slide type utilizing a pair of box hinges fixed to the box and a pair of lid hinges fixed to the lid, and a pair of intermediate hinges connected to both sets of hinges by links which make all the hinges parallel and enabling the door hinge to lie outside the plane of the door opening. In a variant, there is no intermediate hinge and the lid opening angle is less. The lid and box have interengaging profiled edges which in the closed position mutually obstruct but, when the lid slides to the open position, the profiles separate and the lid is free to swing open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lokaway Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Brett Dunstan
  • Patent number: 8919525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gate mechanism (100) mounted on a side frame (210) of a financial automated machine cash slot (230a), wherein the gate mechanism comprises a gate (10), a driving mechanism (20) and a pair of locking mechanisms (30) controlling the gate (10), with the lower end of the gate (10) being connected with a front end (240a) of the frame side (240) in such a way as to be able to slide up and down, and the upper end of the gate (10) being connected with an upper end (240b) of the frame side (240) in such a way as to be able to slide back and forth, and the driving mechanism (20) driving the upper end of the gate (10) in sliding back and forth at the upper end (240b) of the frame side (240), while causing the lower end of the gate (10) to move up and down at the front end (240a) of the frame side (240), thus achieving opening and closing of the gate (10). The gate mechanism (100) can reduce the motion enveloping space of the gate (10) and has the advantage of a compact structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongbo Liu, Shaohai Huang
  • 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: 8225634
    Abstract: A device for positioning and holding a key in a container including a cover and a casing. The device includes an opening/closing mechanism enabling the cover and the casing to be mobile in relation to each other at least in rotation, about a rotational axis, between an open position providing access to a housing of the container and a closed position. The device also includes a locking/unlocking mechanism of the cover and the casing, at least in a closed position, comprising a locking/unlocking control device which is mobile in translation following a translation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Securite Habitacle
    Inventors: Fabrice Giacomin, Louis Canard
  • Patent number: 8171866
    Abstract: A safe of the swing and slide type has a closing stile which has a landing surface for the safe door and a pocket for housing the closing edge of the door. That edge is outwardly turned to prevent the insertion of a pry bar between the door and the hook of the closing stile. The pocket has a ramp face which guides the closing edge of the door during the slide open and slide closed phases. In different variants, a ramp face is provided on the door also; a second ramp face is provided on the hook of the closing stile; a door seat is incorporated into ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Lokaway Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Brett Dunstan
  • Patent number: 7793600
    Abstract: This security door construction is applicable to safes, factory doors and house doors. An offset hinge assembly allows the door to swing open and closed and also to slide in and out of a door slot in the door frame at the closing edge of the door. In the construction of a safe, hooks on the inside of the door enter slots in upstands inside the safe and engage and disengage through the sliding motion. One pair of hinges is fixed to the frame and the second pair of hinges is fixed to the door. The frame and door pairs are connected by a rod or tube which ensures that the hinge axis of the door pair remains parallel to the hinge axis of the frame pair. A handwheel is mounted on the door which turns a crank between stops and a link reacts against the rod causing the door to slide easily to LEFT or RIGHT. A spring overcomes resistance to initial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Lokaway Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Brett Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20090260552
    Abstract: A safe of the swing and slide type has a closing stile which has a landing surface for the safe door and a pocket for housing the closing edge of the door. That edge is outwardly turned to prevent the insertion of a pry bar between the door and the hook of the closing stile. The pocket has a ramp face which guides the closing edge of the door during the slide open and slide closed phases. In different variants, a ramp face is provided on the door also; a second ramp face is provided on the hook of the closing stile; a door seat is incorporated into ramp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: LOKAWAY PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Brett Dunstan
  • Patent number: 7516709
    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 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: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Publication number: 20090064908
    Abstract: This security door construction is applicable to safes, factory doors and house doors. An offset hinge assembly allows the door to swing open and closed and also to slide in and out of a door slot in the door frame at the closing edge of the door. In the construction of a safe, hooks on the inside of the door enter slots in upstands inside the safe and engage and disengage through the sliding motion. One pair of hinges is fixed to the frame and the second pair of hinges is fixed to the door. The frame and door pairs are connected by a rod or tube which ensures that the hinge axis of the door pair remains parallel to the hinge axis of the frame pair. A handwheel is mounted on the door which turns a crank between stops and a link reacts against the rod causing the door to slide easily to LEFT or RIGHT. A spring overcomes resistance to initial movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: LOKAWAY PTY.LTD.
    Inventor: Brett Dunstan
  • Patent number: 7404363
    Abstract: This security door construction is applicable to safes, factory doors and house doors. An offset hinge assembly allows the door to swing open and closed and also to slide in and out of a door slot in the door frame at the closing edge of the door. In the construction of a safe, hooks on the inside of the door enter slots in upstands inside the safe and engage and disengage through the sliding motion. House doors and screen doors use a hinge assembly which operates in the same way as the safe. One pair of hinges are fixed to the frame and the second pair of hinges are fixed to the door. The frame and door pairs are connected by a rod or tube which ensures that the hinge axis of the door pair remains parallel to the hinge axis of the frame pair. A door locking mechanism is actuated by a conventional pneumatic door closer. A gas strut supplies the thrust to cause the mechanism to slide the door into the door slot when the door closer brings the door into register with the door slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Lokaway Pty. Ltd
    Inventor: Brett Dunstan
  • Patent number: 7096801
    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 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: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Patent number: 6865993
    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 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: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Patent number: 6725603
    Abstract: An emergency exit revolving door apparatus includes a revolving door assembly that is generally comprised of a ceiling panel, a floor panel, and a pair of curved vertical panels extending therebetween to form a rigid, conjoint assembly. The revolving door assembly is disposed in a door opening of a building, and is mounted on a dolly that is disposed within a channel inset in the floor and extending outwardly from the exterior of the door opening. In an emergency situation, if a throng of people rush to the revolving door and push outwardly on it with sufficient force, the door assembly will be driven outwardly by the force. The dolly will translate along the channel so that the entire revolving door assembly translates outwardly from the door opening of the building and clear the door opening to enable a substantially unobstructed emergency exit path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Andrew L. Pansini
  • Publication number: 20030188674
    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 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: April 8, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Mr. David Warren Bartel
    Inventors: David Warren Bartel, Melvin Wayne Keehart
  • Patent number: 6474599
    Abstract: An aircraft security system comprises a transparent bullet-proof security chamber interposed between the pilot area and the passenger area, and providing the only means of passage to the pilot area. The security chamber has a cockpit door to the cockpit area and passenger door to the passenger area. The passenger door must be closed when the cockpit door is open and vice versa. A third, or entry door, may be used to facilitate boarding the aircraft. All doors are closed and locked when sensors indicate unauthorized entry of a passenger into the security chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Gerald D. Stomski
  • Patent number: 5711231
    Abstract: A secure servicing system for an automatic teller machine (ATM) or similar machine. An ATM is mounted on a rotatable/translatable baseplate in a kiosk with the operating side flush with an opening in the kiosk. By rotating and translating the baseplate, the ATM operating side is moved to a secure space inside the kiosk, providing access through a kiosk door for service. A blank side at least partially fills the opening. The baseplate is mounted on rollers and rotated by a driven bar connected between the baseplate and kiosk floor. An idler bar similarly connected guides translation of the baseplate during rotation. A sliding door, actuated by the baseplate translation idler bar, fills any space between one of the sides and the edge of the kiosk opening, where the side is narrower than the opening. A locking mechanism is provided to releasably lock the baseplate in either position. The kiosk is thus secure during service, adding of cash, when out of service, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventors: Edward F. Couvrette, Alvin E. Attig, Carl J. Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 5615623
    Abstract: A front access automatic teller machine security enclosure that includes a hollow parallelepiped-shaped rear portion, a hollow parallelepiped-shaped front portion, a service door, and a security shield. The front portion is smaller than the rear portion and is in telescopic communication therewith. The front portion has an extended position where it is fully extended from the rear portion and a retracted position where it is fully retracted in the rear portion. When the front portion is in the extended position the service door can be opened and the front access automatic teller machine can be serviced. When the front portion is in the retracted position the service door can not be opened. When the front portion is in the retracted position the security shield of the front of the hollow parallelepiped-shaped front portion is clear of the aperture of the front wall of the front portion and the front access automatic teller machine enters the aperture and is accessible by a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Inventor: Anthony Capraro, Jr.
  • 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: 4550667
    Abstract: A safe having a body suitable for mounting in a building wall and having a door with concealed hinges. A pair of slide bars are pivotally mounted on the inner face of the door and are slideably received in slide channel blocks on the inside of the safe. When opening, the door is first moved perpendicularly outwardly from the body and then pivoted. When closed the door is securely held by a plurality of registering pins projecting perpendicularly from the inner face of the door and received in tubes on the inside of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Inventor: Grahame A. Meyers
  • Patent number: 4548330
    Abstract: A container for TV cables and terminals with mating edges between the stationary body part and its hinged door to reduce the opportunity for forced illegal entry by apartment and condominium dwellers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Hewitt Tubular Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Hewitt, Juan O. Becera
  • Patent number: 4493454
    Abstract: A cash collection receptacle for receiving coins and paper currency from a farebox is disclosed. The receptacle is comprised of a five-sided steel cashbox with two inner chambers which receive coins and currency separately from the farebox. The cashbox has disposed therein a lock assembly into which a slidable steel cover is engaged by means of a rotatable control handle to lock the cashbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: General Signal Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Giebelhausen, Jose E. Davila
  • Patent number: 4438704
    Abstract: A cassette which is arranged to hold currency notes or other valuable articles and which may be used for transporting currency notes from a bank to an automatic cash dispensing machine. The cassette includes a receptacle for notes, and locking mechanism for locking and unlocking the receptacle. There is provided a tampering indicating mechanism which is arranged to be actuated during an unlocking and locking cycle of operation of the locking mechanism, this indicating mechanism including a latch which is set to a first state when the cassette is loaded with notes. The latch is tripped during an unlocking operation of the locking mechanism, the latch when tripped serving to prevent any further unlocking operation until such time as the latch is reset to its first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Alfred J. Hutcheon
  • Patent number: 4408545
    Abstract: A "do it yourself" burglar-resistent safe is provided at extremely low cost. The present apparatus and method make it possible and practical for almost any person, even a person having a low degree of manual skill and even a low intelligence, to construct his or her own safe with precision.In a preferred embodiment, a plastic liner is precision saw-cut or molded at the factory to provide various slots or grooves adapted to receive the inner edge portions of steel bars having predetermined sizes. The customer purchases the liner and bars in unassembled condition, together with a bottom, a firecap mold, and a strong steel door with associated lock. At any desired region of his home, the customer provides form means sufficiently large to receive the liner and having as much capacity as the customer wishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Inventor: Robert J. Lichter
  • Patent number: 4367684
    Abstract: A safe having laterally rectractable door wings is disclosed. At either s of the door opening of a safe, a retraction space is provided extending both upwardly and downwardly, and in the rear, beyond the useful space of the safe. Each of two door wings is hinged to a movable supporting column which is guided at its top and bottom, by guide rollers running in guideways which extend obliquely inwardly to the rear of the safe. A column carries a plate firmly secured thereto and supports two track rollers which are mounted at locations spaced apart horizontally and vertically. Track rollers run along a guide rail, one on the upper and the other on the lower track surface thereof. The track surfaces have a convex cross-section. The guide rail extends exactly parallel to the guideways. The positions of the guide rail, guideways and track rollers are adjustable. A fixed guide roller engaging a groove on the underside of a respective door wing, forms the pivot axis for the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Assignee: Tell-Kassenfabrik und-Tresorbau, Brack & Peter, Inh. Jucker & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Jucker
  • Patent number: 4304188
    Abstract: The invention provides a locker for the safe-keeping of personal valuables, comprising a hollow body portion provided with an opening, an inner abutment means extending around at least part of the inner periphery of said opening, a door adapted to fit into said opening against said inner abutment means, and at least one outer abutment means on part of the inner periphery of said opening, said inner and outer abutment means defining between them a gap to receive the edge of the door, and said outer abutment means being partially curved to enable the door to be tilted away from said opening, about an edge thereof, and thereby be removed from said opening without being lifted, and a lock having an arm for engaging the body portion when the door is locked in the closed position to prevent the door from being tilted outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Inventor: Jonny Gulbrandsen
  • Patent number: 4294040
    Abstract: A safety door for buildings and rooms included two main sliding parts, a supporting column equipped with hinges and a door body supported by the hinges. The supporting column enters a first cavity with the fixed works (wall) at the side of the hinges during opening, the hinges remaining outside this cavity. The edge of the door opposite to that one which has the hinges thereon enters a second cavity in the fixed works (wall) opposite the first cavity during closing. A lock is installed in the main body of the door, this lock also entering the second cavity, only its keyhole or control member being accessible from the inside or outside, the accessibility being effected via slits in the fixed works (wall). The rest of the door is surrounded by a continuous frame lining the walls of the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Inventor: Bianca M. Crotti
  • Patent number: 4070074
    Abstract: A cabinet in which the closure or door thereof is rendered less vulnerable to unauthorized tampering which seeks to bypass the lock thereof as a result of the door being latched behind an edge of the cabinet front opening. Thus, opening of the door contemplates a compound movement, i.e. an initial unlatching sliding movement, and then the usual pivotal traverse from its closed into its open position. As a significant improvement, the construction of the within cabinet effectively masks the presence of the structural features which contribute to the door compound movement, whereas this is not the case with prior art cabinet doors and, as a result, such omission in an obvious way, detracts from the effectiveness of the security intended to be gained by the compound door movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Assignee: Superior Steel Door & Trim Co., Inc.
    Inventor: George Rohme
  • Patent number: 4043279
    Abstract: A wall type security box sized to fit between, and to be fixed to, adjacent studs in a wall opening. The box is locked by a lock device in the form of an elongated rod having a key cylinder on one end and screw threads on the other end. After closure of the security box's door, and by manually gripping a key in the lock device's key cylinder, the elongated rod is, first, extended through a grooved bore in the box's face wall on one side of the box's access opening, second, extended through a through bore in the door, and third, rotated into threaded relation with a threaded bore in the box's face wall on an opposite side of the access opening. Preferably these bores are all axially aligned one with the other when the door is closed. The key is then removed to extend the cylinder's spring loaded lugs into latching relation with axial grooves in the grooved bore below the access opening, thereby preventing further rotation of the elongated rod and locking the security box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Inventor: James M. Padgett