Combined Lock And Clamp Patents (Class 211/8)
  • Patent number: 10485362
    Abstract: An apparatus for presenting items such as eyeglasses. The apparatus comprises at least one support plate capable of receiving items side by side. Furthermore, the apparatus at least one locking device on the at least one support plate. Each locking device is configured to be movable between a locked position for mechanically locking an item at the locking device and an unlocked position for releasing the item from the locking device the at least one support plate further includes a movable member disposed between a first panel of the at least one support plate and a second panel of the at least one support plate, wherein the movable member is configured to mechanically interact with an actuation portion to move the locking devices between a first locked position and a second unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mladen Pintur
  • Patent number: 10234224
    Abstract: A system includes a controller in communication with a transmission device. The system further includes a gun rack that includes a locking mechanism. The controller is configured to release the locking mechanism in response to receiving, from the transmission device via modulation on a power wire that powers the controller, a pattern that corresponds to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BLAC-RAC MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Pintar
  • Patent number: 8991224
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a ratchet type gunlock that has a ratchet for locking the gunlock. The security apparatus prevents the gunlock from being shimmed using shimming techniques well known in the art. A star-shaped cogwheel having asymmetrical teeth prevents the shim from reaching the locked ratchet. The security apparatus also provides an extended ratchet latching assembly that features a pivot and a unique shoe-shaped latch that attaches to a plunger via a ball head such that the connections provided between the three elements of the latching assembly enable the latching assembly to remain locked despite severe impact, wrenching or shaking, yet can be easily opened even once the forces being applied to the gunlock ceases even when the deformation to the gunlock is irreversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tibor Kalman Zalavari
  • Publication number: 20150001167
    Abstract: A security system includes a display tray, header panel, hook, hook base cover, and hook end cover. The display tray is to display an item. The display tray includes a slot. The header panel has a tab portion and a head portion. The tab portion is configured to mate with the slot. The head portion has one or more prong receiving holes. The hook has one or more prongs. The hook is to receive the item. The one or more prongs are configured to mate with the one or more prong receiving holes. The hook base cover is to secure the hook to the head portion. The hook end cover is configured to lock to an end of the hook. The item received on the hook is secured by locking the hook end cover to the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Elvis Pena
  • Publication number: 20140263107
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a long gun rack system. The system includes an L-shaped frame; a butt cap secured to the side to accommodate a butt end of the gun; a handcuff ratchet lock mechanism secured to the frame at a position to accommodate the barrel, the lock mechanism configured to unlock in response to the receipt of an electronic code or in response to a key; an electronic security mechanism secured to the frame and is in communication with the lock mechanism; and a side plate having a cut-out region is secured along the frame at a position defined between the lock mechanism and the frame, such that the cut-out region permits the plate to mount in close proximity to the long gun and blocks the removal of the takedown pins and/or the full movement of a charging handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: COVERED 6, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Arabian, Chris L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8837144
    Abstract: A method for securing a portable electronic device having a housing to a substantially immovable object utilizing a locking assembly having a security rod or spike formed with an anchoring end separated axially by a protruding end, a locking device with an internal locking mechanism and a cable permanently attached to the locking device at one end, includes several steps. The steps include securely fixing the anchoring end of the security rod or spike to the portable electronic device upon or through the housing, attaching an other end of the cable to the substantially immovable object and inserting the protruding end of the security rod into an opening in the locking device to actuate the internal locking mechanism and lock the locking device to the captive security rod. Locking the security rod to the locking device concurrently locks the portable electronic device to which it is anchored to the substantially immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 8717758
    Abstract: A method for securing a portable electronic device having a housing to a substantially immovable object utilizing a locking assembly having a security rod or spike formed with an anchoring end separated axially by a protruding end, a locking device with an internal locking mechanism and a cable permanently attached to the locking device at one end, includes the steps of securedly fixing the anchoring end of the security rod or spike to the portable electronic device upon or through the housing, attaching an other end of the cable to the substantially immovable object and inserting the protruding end of the security rod into an opening in the locking device to actuate the internal locking mechanism and lock the locking device to the captive security rod. Locking the security rod to the locking device concurrently locks the portable electronic device to which it is anchored to the substantially immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 8661864
    Abstract: The present invention provides an asset retention system, comprising: an elongate housing configured to receive a plurality of home keys and a visitor key; and an elongate slider coupled to the elongate housing and configured to selectively retain and release the plurality of home keys and the visitor key; wherein the elongate slider comprises a plurality of keyed holes corresponding to the plurality of home keys; wherein the plurality of keyed holes each comprise a narrowed portion configured to retain an associated home key when the elongate slider is translated in a first direction and a widened portion configured to release the associated home key when the elongate slider is translated in a second direction; and wherein the plurality of home keys are selectively retained and released simultaneously. The elongate housing and elongate slider are disposed in a cabinet. Each of the plurality of home keys is coupled to an asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: KEYper Systems
    Inventor: Dennis E. Guessford
  • Publication number: 20130334149
    Abstract: A hanging clip for tools includes a hanging clip body, a sleeving portion, a connecting portion, support limiting flanges, a flexible sheet, a positioning bulge and a male/female clamping part. The sleeving portion is directly extended to the bottom end of the hanging clip body. The flexible sheet is unfolded and extended downwards to the connecting portion and comprises of an inner surface, an outer surface, an extended end and a folded flange. The sheet could be unfolded and extended downwards via said folded flange, or bent and retracted upwards to form a columnar pattern together with the sleeving portion. The sleeving portion and flexible sheet are pre-fabricated and when the sleeving portion and flexible sheet are in service state, two vertical limiting walls of the sleeving portion could be supported via the support limiting flanges, thus saving manufacturing cost and enhancing the structural strength for excellent anti-theft functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Chih-Chien HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20130200014
    Abstract: This structure is partially open and its inner recess forms a housing capable of housing a bottle (10) by a controlled loading and unloading opening (2a). Control is attained by a locking device (3) with a neck clamp (5) which fastening means (4) face each other by a binding lock (3c) which keeps them assembled, thus compensating the effect of certain spring means (4b) that tend to separate them till reaching the disassembly position of the above mentioned clamp (5). By the control circuit (12) the locking device (3) is operated and the binding lock (3c) allows opening the fastening means (4), disassembling the clamp (5) and releasing the neck (10a) of the bottle (10) that can be removed from the housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Julio Alberto Uranga
    Inventor: Nicolas Canete Schlatter
  • Patent number: 8456836
    Abstract: A lock includes an assembly of a slot engaging member insertable in a slot of a piece of equipment being locked, such as a portable or desktop computer, a laptop, notebook or other handheld electronic device, a monitor, a television/video screen, a video game, an electronic instrument such as an oscillator or a medical centrifuge or other analytical device, or the like. A rotatable locking member engages an anchor sub-assembly having a rotatable element, wherein the rotatable element communicates with a spring force urging against the rotatable locking member. The rotatable locking member is alternately movable in and out of the slot in which it is inserted, and the locking element is rotatable by finger force overcoming said spring force against the locking member, wherein the lock is locked without use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Allen, Andrzej Marszalek
  • Publication number: 20130032551
    Abstract: A clip for securing a part, having a body portion having a first wall surface and a supporting surface adjacent the first wall surface, a retaining arm connected to the body, the retaining arm comprising a second wall surface opposite the first wall surface, an engaging portion at the distal end of the retaining arm, and an engaging surface on the engaging portion generally opposite the supporting surface. The first and second wall surfaces cooperate to define a groove that is sized and shaped to receive a portion of the part therein. The retaining arm is moveable between an open position wherein the portion of the part may be received in the groove, and a locked position wherein the engaging surface at least partially overhangs the groove and the engaging surface and the supporting surface cooperate so as to retain the portion of the part when received within the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gaudette
  • Patent number: 8307999
    Abstract: A device is provided for presenting eyeglasses, comprising a base body and comprising a plurality of accommodating devices carried by the base body and serving for accommodating a respective pair of eyeglasses in secured fashion, wherein each accommodating device comprises at least one supporting part for placing the eyeglasses thereon and a securing part for securing the mounted eyeglasses against removal, and wherein the securing parts can be brought jointly from a locking position, which secures the eyeglasses, into a removal position, which releases the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Mladen Pintur
  • Patent number: 8223486
    Abstract: A docking station comprises a sliding member accessible to a user of the docking station and coupled to a post. The station also comprises a locking mechanism configured to couple to a lock and comprising a stop surface and an apparatus capable of physically restraining an electronic device to the docking station. When the locking mechanism and the lock are locked together, and when the sliding member is adjusted from an unlocked status to a locked status, the stop surface is fixed in a locked state, the stop surface thereby fixing the post in a locked position, the post thereby fixing the sliding member in the locked status. When the sliding member is fixed in the locked status, the apparatus physically restrains the electronic device to the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lev
  • Patent number: 8223488
    Abstract: A locking assembly security apparatus engages with a tablet computer or similar device, which is securely locked to it via a plunger lock. A corner pocket engages one corner of the tablet computer, while another proximal lockable corner pocket engages the diagonally opposite corner of the tablet computer. The security apparatus includes a diagonally extending chassis bar between the opposite set of corner pockets. The base of a proximal pocket extends from the diagonally extending chassis bar to the flanges at the proximal end on the other side of the integral hinge pin housing of the proximal pocket, which flips up to permit a corner of the tablet computer to be inserted or disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Peter
  • Patent number: 8139356
    Abstract: A plunger-type security lock includes a slotted, cylindrical sliding key receptacle, a ferrule arranged on an outer cylindrical surface of the sliding key receptacle that is configured for attachment to a locking member, a cylindrical plunger, a sliding key including a hooking end and a plunger-contact end that is configured with a key definition and for slidable spring-loaded operation within the slotted, cylindrical sliding key in cooperation with the cylindrical plunger to extend and hook the flexible locking strip and to retract with and lock the locking strip in locking state and a locking mechanism that defines the locking state in cooperation with the key definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 7724520
    Abstract: A notebook/laptop computer or other personal electronic device locking assembly includes a locking base secured to a working surface. The locking base locks the notebook computer or other personal electronic device securely in place to a work surface such as a desk top or table top. The lock is adapted to engage the notebook computer or other personal electronic device screen in the open position, leaving a front surface of the screen viewable. The lock includes a locking member which prevents removal of the notebook computer or other personal electronic device from the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Publication number: 20100102011
    Abstract: A connector is configured to connect two frame members. The connector includes a body with a first end and a second end spaced from the first end. A fulcrum is coupled to the body between the first end and the second end. The body is configured to be received in a channel of a frame member and pivots about the fulcrum inside the channel between a first pivot position in which the frame members are free to move relative to one another and a second pivot position in which the frame members are locked against relative movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Carl Stewart Blum
  • Publication number: 20100018936
    Abstract: A ball dispenser having a plurality of connecting members and a plurality of basic sections, each connecting member dimensioned for a particular ball size, and each basic section having a triangular portion, vertical portion, and rectangular portion. When two or more basic sections are integrally connected together by means of varying sized connecting members, a funnel section, column section, and bin section are formed. This allows a number of balls to be placed into the funnel section at the top of the ball dispenser, and to fall one at a time through the column section, and into the bin section. Ball dispenser is designed to be affixed to a wall and to rest on a floor so that the wall and floor provide the back and bottom of the ball dispenser. Additional equipment storage may be affixed to the ball dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jo Ellen Di Donato
  • Patent number: 7499270
    Abstract: A portable music player or other personal electronic device locking assembly includes a locking base frame. The locking base frame locks the portable music player or other personal electronic device securely in place to a work surface such as a desk top or table top. The lock is adapted to engage the portable music player or other personal electronic device screen in the open position, leaving a front surface of the screen viewable. The lock prevents removal of the portable music player or other personal electronic device from the work surface. A security table top/work surface clamp includes a cable clamp having a fixed or adjustably sized generally C-shaped clamp body insertable over a table top or other flat work surface. The lower operating knob has a transverse hole or slot preventing loosening of the threaded bolt once the flexible cable is installed through the transverse hole or slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 7499269
    Abstract: A notebook/laptop computer or other personal electronic device locking assembly includes a locking base frame. The locking base frame locks the notebook computer or other personal electronic device securely in place to a work surface such as a desk top or table top. The lock is adapted to engage the notebook computer or other personal electronic device screen in the open position, leaving a front surface of the screen viewable. The lock prevents removal of the notebook computer or other personal electronic device from the work surface. A security table top/work surface clamp includes a cable clamp having a fixed or adjustably sized generally C-shaped clamp body insertable over a table top or other flat work surface. The lower operating knob has a transverse hole or slot preventing loosening of the threaded bolt once the flexible cable is installed through the transverse hole or slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 7475575
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for articles having some article body portion of lesser cross sectional area bounded by body portions of greater cross sectional area so that the smaller body portion can be lockably held within a passage and the larger body portions prevent removal of the article from the anti-theft device. Preferably, the anti-theft device can be used for cables and other devices having permanent non-removable enlarged sections, such as endoscopy cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventors: Jack Greenfield, David B Monoson
  • Patent number: 7443665
    Abstract: A notebook/laptop computer or other personal electronic device locking assembly includes a locking base frame. The locking base frame locks the notebook computer or other personal electronic device securely in place to a work surface such as a desk top or table top. The lock is adapted to engage the notebook computer or other personal electronic device screen in the open position, leaving a front surface of the screen viewable. The lock prevents removal of the notebook computer or other personal electronic device from the work surface. A security table top/work surface clamp includes a cable clamp having a fixed or adjustably sized generally C-shaped clamp body insertable over a table top or other flat work surface. The lower operating knob has a transverse hole or slot preventing loosening of the threaded bolt once the flexible cable is installed through the transverse hole or slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Publication number: 20080142461
    Abstract: A rack apparatus (100) includes a frame (10), a plurality of supporting members (106), and a plurality of retaining members (12). The supporting members are arranged/mounted on/to the frame. The retaining members are mounted on the supporting members. Each retaining member includes a fixing piece (120) and two supporting pieces (122, 124). The fixing piece has a notched mounting portion. The two supporting pieces are respectively positioned at an opposite side of the fixing piece. Each supporting piece forms a retaining portion (i.e., a through hole therein). The notched mounting portion and the retaining portions together help retain a workpiece within a given retaining member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO.,LTD., SUTECH TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: CHIH-PEN LIN, HUNG-CHANG LEE, YU-CHUAN CHEN, YONG ZHANG, XIAO-LIN WU, ZHAN-GANG ZHU
  • Patent number: 7324333
    Abstract: A notebook/laptop computer or other personal electronic device locking assembly includes a locking base secured to a working surface. The locking base locks the notebook computer or other personal electronic device securely in place to a work surface such as a desk top or table top. The lock is adapted to engage the notebook computer or other personal electronic device screen in the open position, leaving a front surface of the screen viewable. The lock includes a locking member which prevents removal of the notebook computer or other personal electronic device from the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 7315443
    Abstract: A notebook/laptop computer locking assembly includes a locking base secured to a working surface. The locking base has a first rear wall to receive a keyboard portion of the notebook computer, with a screen portion of the notebook computer in the open position resting against the rear wall. A locking bar is adapted to pivot over the notebook computer screen in the open position, extending across a front surface of the screen portion. This locking bar has a rearwardly extending locking plug insertable within a locking receptacle of a lock. The locking bar is deployed on the notebook computer, thereby preventing removal of the notebook computer from the locking base. Additionally, locking holes are aligned with each other to receive a padlock to lock the locking bar to the locking base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 7219464
    Abstract: A locking storage system for fishing rods includes a retention base, a sliding lock plate and a plurality of rod collars. A plurality of openings are formed through the retention base. A rod collar is inserted through the openings. The rod collar is sized to receive the end of a fishing rod. The sliding lock plate captures the reel pedestal of a reel of a fishing rod. The sliding lock plate is secured to the retention base with a padlock. A rod retention plate may be used in conjunction with the locking storage system for fishing rods. A second embodiment includes a contoured rod base and a sliding lock plate engaged with the contoured rod base. A third embodiment includes a rod tray, a rod support and a swinging lock plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: John Kujawa
  • Patent number: 7137511
    Abstract: The invention is summarized as mobile storage system for weapons and weapon accessories (generally referred to herein as the “mobile storage system”). The mobile storage system is a tool-less system that stores shotguns, rifles, pistols, ammunition, and other accessories like binoculars and flashlights. The mobile storage system can “stand alone” on most any surface. One person can carry the mobile storage system—even when the mobile storage system is fully loaded with weapons and weapon accessories. In addition, the mobile storage system can be mounted to the floor of a vehicle for secure transport. As such, the mobile storage system can be taken on a camping trip and set up inside a tent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventors: Mike L. Crowell, Don R. Lindebak
  • Patent number: 7047771
    Abstract: A gun lock for receiving and clamping a cross-sectional portion of a firearm. A slide bar is provided for mounting the gun lock to a surface in a storage location. A locking assembly slidably mountable to the slide bar is provided. A set screw assembly for releasably locking the locking assembly onto the sliding bar is provided. A set screw and a set screw nut locks the locking assembly onto the slide bar. The set screw is accessible by a hex key through an opening in housing of the apparatus only when the ratchet arm is in the unlocked open position. A pivotably attachable ratchet arm which resembles typical handcuffs is provided that has a plurality of ratchet teeth that enables the gun lock to clamp a wide variety of cross-sectional portions of different weapons. A solenoid has a plunger adapted to engage one of the ratchet teeth of the ratchet arm to lock the rotatable ratchet arm in position around the cross-sectional portion of the weapon to be locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Laszlo Tanos
  • Patent number: 7024894
    Abstract: A safety storage device (1) comprising a frame (2), a first contact surface (6), a locking member (3) arranged movable relative to the frame (2), a second contact surface (7) at a first end of the locking member (3), and a locking device (4). An article (10) to be locked is arranged between the contact surfaces (6, 7), and the locking member (3) is then moved towards the first contact surface (6) so as to engage the article (10) to be locked between the contact surfaces (6, 7). When locked, the locking device (4) acts on the locking member (3) by being arranged to prevent the movement of the locking member (3) away from the first contact surface (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: S.I. Treducon Oy
    Inventor: Arto Salonen
  • Patent number: 6612140
    Abstract: The invention is a lock for a gun that locks the trigger so it cannot be moved. The lock fits between the trigger and the trigger guard and keeps the trigger from moving. One of the unique features of the lock is that it can be locked both by a key and a padlock. The lock is comprised of two sections that in the preferred embodiment are made out of plastic which are attached together by a flexible strip of plastic and, thus, can be molded as a single piece. In approximately the middle of both sections is an opening. In this opening is placed the lock cylinder with a pin. From the end of the lock cylinder extends a loop with a sufficient size opening that a shackle of a padlock can be placed through it. To use the lock, one places the two sections together between the trigger and the trigger guard and then inserts the key into the lock cylinder and turns it. Once the pin falls in the proper location, the lock is securely held together between the trigger and trigger guard such that the trigger cannot be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventors: Mike Strassell, Tom Deeb
  • Publication number: 20030029816
    Abstract: A security device is adapted to be locked to a display board such as pegboard or slatboard. The security device allows multiple items of merchandise to be displayed for sale. The device is locked to the board so that a shoplifter cannot remove the entire device along with all of the merchandise. A shoplifter cannot remove all of the items in a single movement. The device may also include a locking end assembly that may pivot to an unlocked position to allow an employee to rapidly load the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: David Huehner, Robert L. Michael, Michael Jaeb, Dennis D. Belden, Todd H. Christian, Nicholas M. Sedon
  • Patent number: 6427497
    Abstract: A wall-mounted locking system for firearms comprises a wall-mounted base plate having hinged primary and secondary latch doors. A breech hook is connected to the base plate. The primary latch door carries a locking mechanism, which is dimensioned to pass through a hole or cut-out provided in the secondary latch door. Additionally, a barrel ring or muzzle hook is wall mounted above the base plate. A firearm is held against the base plate via the breech hook, which engages the firearm's ejection port and prevents the firearm from being loaded with ammunition. The barrel ring or muzzle hook prevents the firearm's barrel from being moved laterally. The firearm is secured via closing the latch doors and locking the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Iver Mossberg, Jr., Brian F. Klanica
  • Patent number: 6325219
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for displaying merchandise has hangers for hanging up the merchandise. The hangers are provided with retaining means for preventing the merchandise from being removed from the hanger and with hooks with which the hangers are hooked in holes drilled in the main support. The main support has a lockable rail covering the hangers hooked in to the main support for preventing the hangers from being unhooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Beat Schild
  • Patent number: 5983685
    Abstract: An antitheft motor-vehicle anchor (1, 28, 35) is affixed immovably to a surface position (30) proximate a parking place and has a break-resistant connecter(7, 9, 10, 31, 33, 36, 37) that is lockable to a wheel (14), frame and/or axle of a motor vehicle or vehicular unit to prevent its theft by being carried, towed or pushed away. The break-resistant connector can be retractable or otherwise raised to and lowered from or optionally fixed in a locking or clamping position. Either a fixed or a retractably raised and lowered embodiment can be used as a locking motorcycle stand. A raised and lowered or otherwise retractable embodiment is flush with a surface of a parking place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: David Garnsworthy
  • Patent number: 5934659
    Abstract: A clamp (200) for clamping stacked lumber (72) to prevent twisting and bending of the lumber or theft is disclosed. A horizontal member (274) goes under the lumber and is attached to a vertical member (214) at the back. A pressure bar (206) hinged to the vertical member goes on top of the lumber. When the front of the pressure bar is lowered to the top of stack, an automatic lock (222) retains the rear of the pressure bar at a fixed position on the vertical member. A brace (204) between the front of the pressure bar and the vertical member holds the pressure bar in position. The effective length of the brace is increased by means of a lever operated cam (202) which places 2000 pounds of pressure on the front of the pressure bar to clamp the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 5934112
    Abstract: A locking gun rack system is described for securing a gun to any desired structure (e.g. a wall, cabinet, vehicle, etc.). The system includes a pair of gun supports in which an arm is pivotable between open and closed positions relative to a base, and the arm can be latched in a number of different positions so as to accommodate guns of different shapes or sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventors: David Rice, Ronald George
  • Patent number: 5887461
    Abstract: A bicycle locking device is disclosed having a base that is securely mountable to a surface, such as a wall, a post, or a ceiling and a support arm connected at one end to the base and having a jaw-like fastener at its other end which cooperates with a jaw-like locking arm connected to the support arm for lockable attachment to a bicycle. The bicycle locking device is retractable for easy storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: George A. Heffley
  • Patent number: 5823358
    Abstract: A security system having a frame with an upwardly facing support surface, a hanger for an article of clothing having a downwardly facing edge that can be placed against the upwardly facing support surface to thereby maintain the hanger in a display position, a cover, and first structure cooperating between the cover and the frame for mounting the cover for movement relative to the frame selectively between a) a first position wherein the hanger can be placed into and removed from the display position and b) a second position wherein the cover closely captively maintains the hanger in the display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma, Christopher Kelsch
  • Patent number: 5813259
    Abstract: A locking stand for preventing theft of portable objects, such as boats, ATVs and bicycles. The stand comprises two hollow parts which are reinforced with free-wheeling solid metal bars to deter sawing. A first part has a base and a vertically extending auger-portion which is secured into the ground to an appropriate depth such that the base is securely mounted. The second part is U-shaped and is designed to fit around a part of a piece of portable equipment prior to being slid over the base and locked thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: Larry Randal Martin
  • Patent number: 5732830
    Abstract: A vase includes a clamping apparatus mounted within the vase body having a pair of jaw members which will selectively clamp together to retain flower stems in position within the vase body. A lock mechanism is mounted on the vase and operable to selectively operate the clamping mechanism to either clamp the flowers in position or release the flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignees: Curtis Craig Harrington, Kelly L. Harrington
    Inventor: Curtis Craig Harrington
  • Patent number: 5678811
    Abstract: A clamp (30) for clamping stacked lumber (72) to prevent twisting and bending of the lumber or theft is disclosed. A horizontal member (36) goes under the lumber and is attached to a vertical member (32) at the back. A pressure bar (42) hinged to the vertical member goes on top of the lumber. A brace (52) between the front of the pressure bar and the vertical member exerts pressure to hold the lumber in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Steven C. Johnson
    Inventor: Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 5416472
    Abstract: A security system for the containment of at least one firearm in a repository. The security system operates in conjunction with an alarm system adapted to generate a signal upon the emergency or unauthorized opening of the repository indicative of access to and possible removal of the firearm contained therein. An alarm system which generates a signal at a remote location is indicative as to whether the firearm in the repository has been accessed and/or removed either in an intended manner or under emergency and/or duress conditions. Also disclosed is a particular pushbutton lock mechanism suitable for use with a security system of the type disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Inventor: Dennis R. Torii, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5052601
    Abstract: A tractor-trailer combination carries cargo holders which extend across the cargo compartment of the trailer, bearing at their ends against the trailer side walls to thereby confine cargo when the compartment is less than fully filled. When not in use, the cargo holders are stored in a rack which may be attached to the back of the tractor cab or to the underside of the trailer bed. The rack includes a pair of spaced apart carrier bars having notches which receive the cargo holders and retaining arms which close the ends of the notches in the bars and retain the holders in those notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventors: Ralph E. Carter, John W. Jennings
  • Patent number: 5013000
    Abstract: An article to be protected from unauthorized removal is enbraced by a continuous unhinged band. The band has band flanges which can releasably be held to one another to hold the article. A U-shaped retainer connected to the band has two retention flanges to overhang the article. The article is thereby protected against unauthorized removal in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: Mark M. Gassaway
  • Patent number: 4893777
    Abstract: A two-plate security device. Each plate has a set of similar but opposite directed keyhole slots releasably to be joined by a headed coupler with heads that cannot pass through the neck of the slots, but can pass through a larger opening of the slot. Sliding the plates in-plane relative to one another traps the couplers and holds the plates together. Reversing the movement releases them. The slots are formed in a nonrectangular pattern so as to facilitate correct alignment of the plates when the device is being assembled. Alignment pins and slots are also shown, and also a band to be held by the device to encircle a protected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: Mark M. Gassaway
  • Patent number: 4805781
    Abstract: Stand for displaying spectacles or spectacle frames. The stand comprises a movable part (2) comprising outwards protruding elements, extending in general perpendicular to the direction of movement and running through slots in the fixed frame part (1) of the stand. These protruding elements can cooperate with protruding elements of the frame part such that they determine a number of eye configurations each encompassing the bridge section of one of the displayed spectacles. The stand comprises furthermore an electrically driven moving mechanism for moving the movable part, either to a first extreme position or to a second extreme position, said moving mechanism being controllable by authorized persons using a remote control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: Christiaan J. Tegel
  • Patent number: 4756504
    Abstract: A utility locking hook is adapted to be threadably mounted to a wall, support beam or other support structure for suspending a ladder or like objects for storage purposes. A retainer plate is pivotally mounted to a support bar and cooperates with the support bar to provide an efficient means for locking the suspended ladder in place. The support bar has a central quasi U-shaped configuration for receiving the ladder and includes a retainer head which is engaged by an enclosing portion of the retainer plate for locking purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Inventor: Lewis W. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 4747280
    Abstract: A security lock for retaining a weapon in a storage rack can be operated either electrically by a remote switch or mechanically by a key. The weapon is locked to a main body by a lid which is pivotally mounted by a hinge and pivot pin on the body. The plunger of a solenoid extends into a slot formed in the pivot pin preventing it from rotating when the lid is in a locked position and the solenoid deenergized. A key actuated detent locks the pivot pin to the lid when the detent is in key locked position. Actuation of the solenoid retracts the plunger permitting the lid to pivot to open position without operating the key operated detent which maintains the pivot pin locked to the lid. Retraction of the key operated detent unlocks the pivot pin from the lid to enable the pivot pin to be slid axially along the hinge to disengage the solenoid plunger from the pivot pin slot permitting the lid to move to open position without energizing the solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Esmet, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 4730734
    Abstract: A security device for storing and retaining of products or product packing devices such as pallets, crates and the like having a clamping mechanism slidably mounted on and drivable with respect to a vertical column, the clamping mechanism including one or more pivotally mounted arms carrying one or more clamping pads adapted to clamp a stack of products or product packing devices between a pad and base member of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dwelley, Dale Matsuda, Robert B. Tanaka