Multiple Coin Slot And Runway Patents (Class 232/9)
  • Patent number: 4690467
    Abstract: A security housing for storing and preventing the theft of elongated objects such as a windsurfer and its accessories is provided. The housing includes at least one compartment that is partially open at the top so that a portion of the windsurfer passes therethrough. The compartment has two vertical walls in intersecting planes, and a door and a lock that are controlled by a coin-operated apparatus.The windsurfer and its accessories are prevented from being removed by: a top wall having an oblong opening whose length is less than the width of an accessory, such as a wishbone; a ring attached to one vertical wall that holds an accessory, such as a wishbone, in the compartment; and a tie that is extended transversely across the keel shaft of the windsurfer to hold the windsurfer in the compartment.The compartment may be in the shape of a trapezoid or a triangle in cross-section. A plurality of compartments may be attached adjacent to one another in either a linear or circular configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Louis Imbert