Door Or Window Jamb Patents (Class 232/22)
  • Patent number: 6330816
    Abstract: A lock box mounting bracket is provided for securely locking a lock box to a door and hinge which includes a one-piece bracket body having interior and exterior portions, and a bracket locking device mounted on the interior portion of the bracket body. The bracket locking device is mounted so as to be positioned in the interior space on the secured side of the door thereby preventing removal of the mounting bracket when the door is in the closed position. In addition, when the door is in the open position, the bracket locking device impedes the ability of unauthorized personnel from easily removing the lock box mounting bracket from the door and hinge. The bracket locking device includes connector portions formed on an upper section of the interior portion and a lower section of the interior portion for engagement by a connecting element. The lock box protection device includes a side wall extending outwardly from the exterior portion to protect the lock box and its shackle from side access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: SOCO, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 5590608
    Abstract: A lock box mounting assembly (10, 101) for removably mounting a lock box (12, 116) to the hinge-edge (104) of a door (26, 106) includes a U-shaped bracket (30, 102, 103) formed for placement between the door (26, 106) and the door jamb (28, 107). The U-shaped bracket (30,102, 103) has an outer leg portion (32, 109), an inner leg portion (34, 108), and a central portion (36, 111) formed to extend through a reveal space between the hinge-edge of the door (26, 106) and the door jamb (28, 107) when the door is in a closed position. The inner leg portion (34) preferably includes at least one hinge-receiving slot (52a, 52b, 118) dimensioned to receive a door hinge (58,117) for vertically supporting the U-shaped bracket (30, 102, 103) on a door hinge (58, 117). In one form of the mounting assembly (101) the brackets (102, 103) substantially encircle and are locked to the door hinge (117) for increased security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventors: Thomas S. Yore, Jeffrey M. Wright
  • Patent number: 5433375
    Abstract: The receptacle is for receiving and retaining newspapers and the like and is removably attached to a door. A front panel of the receptacle has and opening in its upper section to receive delivered newspapers. The rear panel has an opening for retrieving the newspaper, but the opening abuts the door and cannot be accessed until the receptacle is removed from the door. A series of dentals on the rear panel extend into the receptacle to deter unauthorized removal of the paper. A flange is provided on the upper end of the receptacle to mount it no the upper edge of a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventor: F. Gordon Warrick
  • Patent number: 5150834
    Abstract: A newspaper delivery box is provided for attachment to or placement outside the door of a house or apartment. The box is provided with a hinged top having a one-way slot, a lock adapted to lock the lid to the main portion of the box and a tether adapted to secure the box to a door knob or the like behind the closed door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventor: Michael J. Bourke
  • Patent number: 5029753
    Abstract: A mail drop box includes four sides, a top and an open bottom, which together form a rectilinear sexahedron. A door on the top is slideably engaged in between a pair of opposed horizontally aligned channels for preventing the door from opening when the box is moved from a first vertical position to a second horizontal position. A plurality of brackets affix the box to a vertical surface, such as a garage door. Means for altering the height of at least portions of the sides are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventors: Francisco Hipon, Lau S. Wing
  • Patent number: 4901912
    Abstract: A mailbox charecterized by a tubular container having a flat back face adapted to rest against a door surrounded by a door jamb. The back face extends upwardly into a flat plate which hangs on a door knob. The container has an opening at one end which abuts against the door jamb for closing this one opening. The opening at the other end is provided with a unidirection gate for preventing withdrawal of letters and papers inside the container. Access to the inside of the container is reached when the door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Gaston O. Pinard
  • Patent number: 4746062
    Abstract: A container for receiving and retaining newspapers and the like which is attached to the outside surface of a door. To receive singly folded newspapers downwardly inserted into it, the container has a slot opening in its upper horizontal surface. The container also comprises a drawer which is used to retain the newspaper in the device and to transport the newspaper to a side opening in the container for its removal. When the apartment door is closed, the drawer handle abuts the adjacent door jamb prohibiting the opening of the drawer. In order to open the drawer and withdraw the newspaper, the apartment door must be opened a sufficient distance to allow the drawer to be slid open clear of the door jamb. A hand restraining means is included in the container assembly to discourage a hand from being inserted into its top opening to remove its contents. The container is mounted to both vertical edges of a door adjacent to the door exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Inventor: Thomas Bartylla
  • Patent number: 4703850
    Abstract: A shoe box is disclosed for safely and temporarily holding shoes of a hotel guest on the outside of a hotel room door so that the shoes can be picked up, shined and returned and which does not require that the hotel guest have a key to open the shoe box. The box is substantially rectangularly shaped and includes a top wall, a bottom wall and a pair of side walls. The back of the box includes a border around the perimeter defining an opening for insertion and removal of the shoes by the guest when the box is removed from the door. A hinged cover including a lock can only be opened by an attendant for removing the shoes for polishing or for replacing them. The top rear of the box carries a bracket which fits over the top of a door to suspend the box thereon with the back of the box flush against the door. Cushing material on the back of the box and on the inside of the cover reduce the noise which would otherwise be created when the box was being hung on the door or when the cover was being closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Inventor: Jimmie Walker
  • Patent number: 4494690
    Abstract: A container, for newspapers or other articles, is arranged for mounting on an edge of a door, by means of, for example, an L-shaped clip. The container has a first opening through which an article can be inserted. The first opening is provided with a device for at least hindering removal of the articles. The device could be inwardly directed flanges around the first opening. A second opening is provided for removal of articles. It is closed when the door is closed and is opened when the door is opened to permit removal of articles from the container. The second opening can be provided on one edge of the container, so that it is closed by a doorjamb associated with the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Inventor: Emmanuel F. Dupuis
  • Patent number: 4066208
    Abstract: A newspaper holding receptacle is arranged to be disposed on the floor at or alongside the outside lower margin of a closed door of an apartment. The receptacle has a laterally disposed bracket so arranged that it can be attached to, and detached from, the lower end of the door readily while the door is open, but cannot be detached while the door is closed. The receptacle has a restricted entry opening through which a newspaper can be inserted easily while the receptacle is attached to the closed door, but cannot be withdrawn readily. The restriction of the entry passage is effected by an element which also functions for detachably connecting the bracket and receptacle in assembled relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Inventor: Norman A. Jones