Key Operated Patents (Class 248/553)
  • Patent number: 10907922
    Abstract: An invisible rifle wall mount for securely mounting a rifle on a wall or surface or wall panel. The invisible rifle wall mount cannot be seen when a rifle is mounted on it, and the mount generally includes a base adapted for mounting on the surface, such as a wall, the base comprising a wall-mount portion and a plug extending away from the wall-mount portion, the plug comprising a plurality of plug locking surfaces arranged circumferentially on the plug. The wall mount may also comprise a rifle mount with a magazine and a socket extending from the magazine, the socket adapted for coupling to the plug, the socket comprising an opening and a plurality of socket locking surfaces in the opening that engage the plug locking surfaces to prevent the socket and rifle mount from rotating relative to the plug when the socket and the plug are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Steven D. Waldner
  • Patent number: 10565839
    Abstract: A security medallion for a portable object may include a housing and a mechanical interface formed in the housing that may be configured to receive a laptop lock. The security medallion may also include a circuit board positioned within the housing that may be operable to provide electronic monitoring of the security medallion. The security medallion may further include a power source positioned within the housing and coupled to the circuit board, and an attachment member supported on the housing and having an adhesive configured to selectively bond to the portable object. The adhesive may be releasable from the portable object by application of a release means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Marc W. Tobias
  • Patent number: 10250025
    Abstract: An anchor for lightning protection systems include a base and pad that extend over a sufficient area and a sufficient bearing length to hold in shear and in tension against the weight, shear force, and moment of cables, points, and other components of a lightning protection systems. The mounting anchor is non-penetrating, and adheres to a vertical surface almost immediately without requiring damage to structures, long term support over days waiting for cure, and works in overhang situations as well. An integrated clip may be constructed with the base from sheet material. Adhesion of the base to a cover material on a wall or parapet may be promptly followed by snapping cable into clips formed monolithically with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LIGHTING PROTECTIONS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Patridge, Todd Vought, Travis Vought
  • Patent number: 10125523
    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 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: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 10065492
    Abstract: A vehicle bottom structure includes a floor panel, a battery mounted on the floor panel, a deck board, and an inclined portion. The inclined portion is arranged adjacent to the battery. The inclined portion is inclined such that, in a direction parallel to a mounting surface of the floor panel, the inclined portion rises as a distance from the battery increases. The inclined portion includes an end facing the battery. The end is located above a lower surface of the battery and below half the height of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoya Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9996710
    Abstract: The combination of an electronic device and a security system therefor. The electronic device has a first component with an upper surface and a second component configured to be moved relative to the first component around a first axis. The security system has a holding system with a first holding assembly and at least one track assembly configured to guide translational movement of the first holding assembly in a path relative to the electronic device in a display position relative to a support at a display location. The at least one track assembly is secured to the support. The first holding assembly is guided from a starting position into a holding position. The first holding assembly in the holding position has a portion that resides over the upper surface of the first component adjacent to the first axis with the electronic device in the display position so as to engage the upper surface to thereby limit upward movement of the first component relative to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9958110
    Abstract: This invention relates to the configuration of a mounting base and a method of mounting objects to hard surfaces using the combination of at least one anchoring screw, bolt, rod, or assembly; one mounting base; and one chemical bonding material to perform the anchoring function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Amlee Innovations Corp
    Inventors: Fredrick J. Amato, Matthew Lee Jackson, Charles A. Lee
  • Patent number: 9568145
    Abstract: A ball mount device, formed on a rigid non-metallic frame having an upright columnar stem portion projected from a circular transverse base portion, and an enlarged connector core on the upright stem portion distal of the base portion. A first elastomeric material is molded over the connector core distal of the base portion and forms a smooth part-spherical outer surface. A second elastomeric material is molded over the base portion and forms a pliantly conformable outer skirt portion extending outwardly thereof with a smooth and substantially flat and circular outer surface opposite from the stem portion. A pressure sensitive adhesive is provided on the outer surface of the elastomeric material coating the base portion for adhering the ball mount device to a mounting surface that is external of the ball mount device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 9304548
    Abstract: A docking station of an electronic device includes a casing having a bearing surface, a fool-proofing set, an elastic member, a connector and a linkage member. The fool-proofing set includes a protrusion protruding from or retracting back to the bearing surface and a stopper linking up with the protrusion. The elastic member is disposed in the casing and provides an elastic force so that the protrusion protrudes from the casing normally. The connector is able to operably protrude to a bearing space above the bearing surface or retracts back. When the protrusion protrudes from the bearing surface, the stopper stops at a moving path of the linkage member so that the connector is limited inside the casing. When the protrusion retracts back, the linkage member is not stopped by the stopper so that the connector is able to operably protrude to the bearing space to connect with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Sheng Chen, Wen-Long Chen
  • 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: 20140375456
    Abstract: A push handle for a shopping trolley contains a holder for a mobile telecommunications terminal, in particular a smartphone. The holder includes a mounting for the telecommunications terminal and a pivot joint by which the mounting can be pivoted between a home position when it rests against the push handle and a holding position when it extends away from the push handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Elvira Sonnendorfer, Andreas Filosi
  • Publication number: 20140362517
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. A shroud may at least partially enclose a portable electronic device. A dock may releasably engage the shroud such that the shroud and portable electronic device are locked to the dock when engaged with the dock. A key may engage activate a lock mechanism to release the shroud and the portable electronic device from the dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moock, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Nicholas M. Sedon, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Patent number: 8876080
    Abstract: An antitheft device includes a cover, a base plate, and an adhesive element. The base plate is located in a receiving space of the cover and is adapted for a controlling element to connect thereto to release or lock the cover and the base plate. The base plate is able to be adhered onto an object to be secured by the adhesive element. The adhesive element is also located in the receiving space of the cover so that the adhesive element is prevented from being removed or broken easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lintex Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Sheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20140263929
    Abstract: One example of a latch and bezel system for a device enclosure can be implemented as a system for mounting electronic equipment. The system includes a support structure. A head unit is configured to receive electronic equipment, and to connect to the support structure. A bezel is positioned in the head unit. The bezel is configured to retain the electronic equipment in the head unit. A release system is configured to be inaccessible when the head unit is connected to the support structure. Upon activation, the release system is configured to release the bezel within the head unit to release the electronic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lilitab LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Rudolf Grziwok, Adam Scott Aronson
  • 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: 8726704
    Abstract: A shelf device comprises an enclosed frame that includes a plurality of members, a concealed compartment within the frame, and a locking system that includes a locking mechanism comprising a slide bolt and magnetic lift positioned perpendicularly within the slide bolt, a ledge that is engaged with the slide bolt when the locking system is locked, and a magnet. The magnetic lift moves in one direction to cause the slide bolt to move perpendicularly to the magnetic lift's direction as the slide bolt disengages or engages with the ledge to unlock or lock the shelf, respectively. In one embodiment, a rare earth magnet is aligned with the magnetic lift to pull the magnetic lift vertically upward causing the slide bolt to move horizontally backward to disengage the slide bolt from the ledge. Consequently, the shelf is opened as one or more frame members are released to expose the concealed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Dale White
  • Publication number: 20140124644
    Abstract: A cradle assembly for supporting a tablet or other electronic device, such as in the cockpit of an aircraft. The cradle assembly includes a tablet retention assembly, a locking assembly to secure the tablet within the cradle assembly, a docking assembly for cooperating with the tablet and an optional integrated power supply. The tablet retention assembly includes a slideable plate that moves longitudinally relative to the main cradle assembly body to securely support the tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Avionics Support Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Armand A. Wong, Alejandro J. Rodrigo, Hugo L. Fortes
  • Patent number: 8701452
    Abstract: A security device to secure a computer may include a substantially vertical pedestal, a fixed platform mounted on the pedestal, a clamping table to cooperate with the fixed platform to secure the computer and a locking assembly to allow the clamping table to be moved to allow the computer to be attached and released from the fixed platform in an unlocked state and to prevent the clamping table from being moved to hold the computer in a locked state, The locking assembly may include a locking knob to operate the locking assembly between the locked state and the unlocked state, and the locking knob may rotate freely in the locked state and rotates to allow the clamping table to be moved in the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Gary D. Foster, W. Douglas Mayer
  • Patent number: 8695386
    Abstract: A lockbox for attaching to a surface including a housing, a lid that is selectively coupled to the housing and includes a lid lock that is arranged to selectively maintain the lid coupled to the housing and to inhibit removal therefrom. An anchoring mechanism is positioned at least partially within the housing and is moveable between an engaged position in which the lockbox is attached to the surface and a disengaged position in which the lockbox is removable from the surface. The anchoring mechanism includes an anchoring mechanism lock which inhibits movement between the engaged position and the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Flambeau, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Schulz, David Scott Jamison
  • Publication number: 20140059828
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method secures, attaches and/or detaches a device to a fixture. A post with an interior secures a retractable reel. The retractable reel has a cable that attaches, connects and/or secures the device to the fixture. The cable extends from the retractable reel and/or extends through the post. A head unit attaches to the device and has a fastening mechanism for connecting and/or for disconnecting the cable to the device. The post has a recession for receiving a head unit and/or for aligning the head unit and/or the device. A fastener and/or an adhesive connects, secures and/or attaches the device to the head unit. A key disconnects the cable from the head unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Andy G. Reynolds, John E. Ewen, III, James Groth
  • Patent number: 8646619
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. One embodiment of the system includes a support frame on which the eyewear is placed, a lock that secures the eyewear to the frame, and a key that removes the lock from the frame. The device may further include an anchor connected to the frame that anchors the frame to a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture. In another embodiment, the eyewear display device includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the support frame to be swiveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eye Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8523122
    Abstract: A display apparatus for portable electronic device including a base, a plurality of mounting sleeves, a plurality of mounting posts, a plurality of mounting brackets, and a power supply unit. The base has a lockable panel that conceals an interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting sleeves are coupled to the base. The mounting posts are lockingly engaged with the mounting sleeves in the interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting brackets are secured to the mounting posts, each of the mounting brackets fixedly retaining a respective portable electronic device of a plurality of portable electronic devices so that the respective portable electronic device is rigidly secured relative to the base. The power supply unit is concealed and has a plurality of power ports shaped to receive automotive accessory power plugs from the portable electronic devices fixedly retained in the mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake M. Johnson, Joseph H. Bowser
  • Publication number: 20130168527
    Abstract: The invention described here is an improved retail display. The display includes an anchored mount (“anchor”) attached to a base portion of a display stand or countertop surface. The display includes a clamshell holder that provides a security puck. The security puck is connected to an under-side surface of an electronic product offered for sale to the public. A coiled power cord interconnects the anchor and the puck and thus tethers the product to the display as it is lifted from and returned to the clamshell holder during the course of a consumer's examination of the product. The coiled power cord has a continuous spring steel coil embedded therein, which makes it difficult to cut the power cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Wade Wheeler, Donald Niderost, Ron Peters, Eric Pitt
  • Patent number: 8413947
    Abstract: A positioning device includes a battery box having a first connection base and a second connection base on two ends thereof. The first connection base has two first positioning members on two sides thereof. A first fixing base includes a first reception space for receiving the first connection base and the first fixing base is pivotable relative to the first fixing base. A second fixing base is connected to the second positioning portion. The positioning recess guides the positioning members on the first connection base to slide and pivot. The second connection base is connected to the second fixing base. The battery box is easily taken out and installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Joy Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pi-Yun Chiang
  • Patent number: 8360373
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a product display apparatus may provide consumers with access to samples of portable electronic devices while maintaining the security of the sample devices. The display apparatus can present the sample devices in a manner that encourages consumers to view and operate the user interface of the samples even though each sample unit cannot be physically moved from the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake M. Johnson, Joseph H. Bowser
  • Patent number: 8254117
    Abstract: A computer includes a rear panel, a peripheral component, and a security device. The peripheral component includes a connector connected to the rear panel and a cable. The security device is attached to the rear panel and covers the connector. The security device defines a guiding slot. The cable extends through the guiding slot and the security device blocks the connector from moving out of the rear panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xian-Xiu Tang, Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Patent number: 8235223
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. One embodiment of the system includes a support frame on which the eyewear is placed, a lock that secures the eyewear to the frame, and a key that removes the lock from the frame. The device may further include an anchor connected to the frame that anchors the frame to a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture. In another embodiment, the eyewear display device includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the support frame to be swiveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Eye Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8235349
    Abstract: A ceiling device system for securing a device in a ceiling. The ceiling device system includes a cover plate to simulate a ceiling and has a device opening to receive the device. The ceiling device system includes a sliding mechanism mounted on an inside surface of the cover plate. The sliding mechanism includes a sliding component which moves within an area about the device opening. The ceiling device system includes a lock mechanism connected to the sliding component. The lock mechanism connected such that movement of the lock mechanism moves the sliding component. The ceiling device system includes a device mounting plate with slide tabs to engage the device and mounted to the sliding component of the sliding mechanism. The slide tabs are shaped to slide within the device to lock the device in the device opening of the cover plate due to movement of the sliding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Oberon Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky L. Conklin, Scott D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120187055
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. One embodiment of the system includes a support frame on which the eyewear is placed, a lock that secures the eyewear to the frame, and a key that removes the lock from the frame. The device may further include an anchor connected to the frame that anchors the frame to a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture. In another embodiment, the eyewear display device includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the support frame to be swiveled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: EYE DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8191851
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for securing an electrical device at a desired location. The apparatus includes a housing comprising a support surface on which an electronic device can be supported and a pair of opposed jaw members mounted with the housing, locatable with respect to each other, and arranged to be urged against respective sides of an electronic device to thereby clamp the electronic device at a desired location. At least one of the jaw members includes a region arranged to urge the electronic device against the support surface when the electronic device is clamped at the desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Artform International Limited
    Inventor: Peter Crown
  • Patent number: 8107236
    Abstract: A locking base for Anti-theft lock includes a socket, a locking member and two sliding portions. The socket is disposed in a main body and extends a portion out of the main body. The locking member has a locking hole, and the locking member can extend out of the portion of the socket. The two sliding portions are disposed on the socket and the locking member respectively. The two sliding portions are matched structurally to make the socket and locking member slide correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8066249
    Abstract: A video projector and mounting assembly that securely mounts and protects the projector from theft. A video projector unit is adapted with a housing that defines a through bore extending completely through the housing from top to bottom. A suspension member attached to an overhead structure is inserted through the hole with a portion thereof projecting from the bottom of the projector. A projector mount is secured to the end of the projecting portion of the overhead suspension member in locking relation therewith such that the projector may not be removed without first unlocking and removing the mount. The mount is preferably adapted with openings to allow for access to the projector controls. Tilt adjustment of the projector is facilitated by rotatably adjustable fasteners in threaded engagement with the mount. The projector and mount may include mating concave and convex surfaces to provide for adjustment in tilt, pan, and yaw axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Rodney L. Kerr
  • Patent number: 8061164
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting a laptop computer or similar portable electronic product from theft or unauthorized removal includes at least one retaining assembly including a laterally extending retaining arm terminating in a retaining hook for engaging a lateral edge of the laptop computer or similar portable electronic product, a retaining leg depending from the retaining arm and a retaining base for receiving the retaining leg in a locked configuration. The retaining arm is adjustable to accommodate laptop computers or similar portable electronic products having various widths and a lock mechanism includes a shuttle fixed to a collar made of a magnetically attractive material and a biasing spring for biasing the shuttle into engagement with the retaining leg of the retaining arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, John F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7954783
    Abstract: A two part bracket for mounting a light bar to an environmental surface. The bracket may comprise two mirror image platforms or members hinged to one another to move from an open condition to a closed or folded condition. Each platform may have a plurality of holes for passing fasteners to fix the platform to the light bar or to the environmental surface. In the closed conditioner, the bracket obstructs casual access to these fasteners. Each platform has an eye which aligns with the eye of the other platform when the bracket is in the closed condition, to receive the shackle of a padlock for example. Each platform includes pads which abut pads of the other to oppose collapse of the bracket due to weight loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Aurelio A. Vigil
  • Patent number: 7952864
    Abstract: A motherboard module adapted for connecting pluggably to a case includes a tray, a motherboard, a hard disk cage, and at least one hard disk drive. The tray has a bottom board, a plurality of fixing portions, and a front board. The front board is disposed at a side of the bottom board. The motherboard is disposed on the bottom board. The hard disk cage is fixedly connected to the fixing portions and above the tray, and has a hole corresponding to a hole of the front board. The hard disk drive may be disposed pluggably in the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Shi-Feng Wang, Yong-Liang Hu, Ji-Peng Xu, Tsai-Kuei Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110108698
    Abstract: An adjustable display screen support includes a support arm with a mounting assembly at the bottom end for fastening to the top of a desk and a coupling block at the top end for holding a coupling block that has a base frame, an attachment frame hooked on the base frame, and a lock for locking the attachment frame to the base frame, a rail that has a flat base panel, a cover shell, a slide affixed to the attachment frame and movable along longitudinal sliding slots of the flat base panel, and spiral springs mounted in the slide each having one end affixed to the cover shell, and a display screen mount affixed to the cover shell to support a display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Wen-Chun Chen
  • Publication number: 20110101196
    Abstract: An embodiment of a locking bottle holder includes a bottle support having a base portion, a body portion, and a top portion; and a collar plate having a collar portion with at least one dispenser opening, and a support portion with a first limit pin hole. The locking bottle holder further includes a first limit pin having a limit pin notch and a first limit pin shaft passing through the first limit pin hole, a first ring affixed to the support portion, and a floating lock pin passing through the first ring. The floating lock pin includes a lock pin shaft having a lock pin notch and rotatable between unlocked and locked positions. In the locked position, the support portion of the collar plate is positioned proximate to the body portion and the lock pin shaft is substantially engaged with the limit pin notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: SPORTS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: LAURIE SCHMIDT, JOHN WISEMAN
  • Patent number: 7726160
    Abstract: An automatic cycle storage system comprising a plurality of cycles, each of which carries a locking member designed to be received in a keeper of a locking station. Each cycle includes an anti-theft cycle lock which, when it is in the position in which it immobilizes the cycle, prevents the cycle from being locked to a locking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: JCDecaux SA
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Gagosz, Emmanuel Zeferino
  • Publication number: 20100065371
    Abstract: A tree stand protection system has an elongated primary bar member which extends from the platform of the existing tree stand upwards to the tree on which the stand is supported. The bar member is attached to and locked at its upper end to the tree and at its lower end to the platform. The bar member and strategically placed cross-bar and auxiliary bar members make standing and sitting on the tree stand difficult, if not impossible. It generally accomplishes the objective of restricting the movement, activity, and vision of an unauthorized user on the tree stand, effectively preventing hunting from the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Paul F. Glenn
  • Patent number: 7669443
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting and locking storage containers and portable items to vehicles, buildings and larger items. A universal two-part mount and lock system whereas one part covers over and conceals second part making it not possible to access fasteners. The two part mount mates together and after actuating a lock makes it so two parts cannot be separated thus protecting an attached portable item from theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Larue Varner
  • Patent number: 7654120
    Abstract: A locking assembly is configured for locking an electronic device to an object. The electronic device includes a panel. The panel includes two opposite first and second surfaces. A first through hole, a second through hole and a third through hole are defined in the panel. The locking assembly includes a rotating wheel, a lockset and a flexible cable. The rotating wheel is rotatably coupled to the first surface. The lockset includes a lock cylinder and is fixed to the first surface. The lock cylinder is extended through the first through hole and exposed from the second surface. The flexible cable is wrapped around the rotating wheel, and includes a locking end and an opposite connecting end. The connecting end is fixed to the rotating wheel. The locking end is extended through the second through hole and the third through hole, and capable of being engaged with the lockset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jen Chen, Yu-Rong Liu
  • Patent number: 7614264
    Abstract: The present invention provides new anchored lock systems wherein the locking device (e.g., a padlock) can be rapidly detached from its anchor. The systems comprise an anchor for attachment to a structure such as a wall, portable panel, etc., or a structure a portion of which has been adapted to detachably engage the locking device. The anchor can be mounted in any desired location on a structure, and is configured such that it can be engaged by the lock body of a locking device that comprises at least two locking functionalities: releasable engagement of the anchor to prevent the locking device from being removed from the anchor when engaged by the lock; and releasable engagement of a shackle for retention of an article to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: John M. Mc Gettrick
  • Patent number: 7565824
    Abstract: A security tie-down apparatus is taught which is used in conjunction with a LCD monitor of the type incorporating a flat display mounting interface configured in accordance with Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) mounting interface standards. The apparatus attaches a mounting plate to the LCD monitor utilizing the VESA mounting interface standard threaded holes, using flat head screws. A mounting plate cover encloses the mounting plate that engages the LCD monitor rear surface and a cable retaining adapter engages the mounting plate cover in such a manner as to obscure the contact union therebetween. An adapter shoulder bolt is disposed within the adapter and attaches to the mounting plate and also engages the mounting plate cover with the adapter. A security cable runs completely through the adapter obscuring the adapter shoulder bolt, and when the cable is anchored onto a fixed surface, the LCD monitor is protected from unauthorized removal or theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Neil V. Gleason
  • Patent number: 7549307
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing an object to a vehicle comprises a mounting bracket for being fixedly secured to a vehicle. A mating unit is removably secured to the mounting unit, the mating unit comprising an adjustable shackle and a locking mechanism, the adjustable shackle operative to secure an object, such as a surfboard, snowboard, wakeboard, or skis, to the mating unit and mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Donald A. Bistline
  • Patent number: 7540175
    Abstract: A portable safe for assembly with an apertured member includes a safe housing and a safe door. The safe housing has an internal cavity extending to an access port, and at least one opening configured to align with at least one aperture of the apertured member. The safe door is securable to the housing to substantially block the access port. The safe door includes a locking mechanism having at least one locking member secured in a housing engaging position when the locking mechanism is in a locked condition. The at least one locking member is movable to a housing disengaging position when the locking mechanism is in an unlocked condition. The safe door further includes a lock interface that is selectively operable to move the locking mechanism from the locked condition to the unlocked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: D. Scott Kalous, Steve Hedlund
  • Patent number: 7487652
    Abstract: A bracket, a system and a method secure a device to a fixture. The bracket has a first mount, a second mount and/or a first shaft for receiving and/or for securing the device to the bracket. A second shaft is attachable to the first mount and/or the second mount via an opening in the first mount and/or the second mount. A first end of a cable is connectable and/or is attachable to the second arm of the bracket. A second end of the cable is attached to, is connected to and/or is secured to the fixture. The device and/or the bracket is attached to, is connected to and/or is secured to the fixture via the cable. The first arm and/or the second arm has a length which corresponds to a length of the device. The bracket attaches to devices having different lengths. The first mount and/or the second mount has apertures for receiving the first arm which corresponds to a thickness of the device. The bracket attaches to devices having different thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Sennco Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Marszalek, Daniel Horvath
  • Publication number: 20080296468
    Abstract: An ignition switch device is provided with a switching means 2 having a key hole 2a, and capable of being rotationally operated in a predetermined direction with an ignition key K inserted to start and stop the engine of an industrial machine, a case 3 covering the switching means 2 and formed with an insertion hole 3b allowing the key hole 2a to face the outside, a shutter 4 rotatable between a closed position where the insertion hole 3b of the case 3 is closed, and an open position where the insertion hole 3b is opened to allow the key hole 2a to face outside, and a protruding portion 7 formed within the range of rotation of the shutter 4 while protruding from the surface 3a of the case 3 and whose protruding end contacts the rear surface 4b of the shutter 4 while the shutter 4 rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicants: ASAHI DENSO CO., LTD., KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko TSUCHIKIRI, Takehiro SAKAI, Masaaki UEDA, Keisuke MIURA, Hiroshi KAWANAMI
  • Patent number: 7385522
    Abstract: A portable security device for displaying articles of merchandise in a retail environment has a base formed with a plurality of holes arranged in predetermined patterns for mounting the device on a plurality of different support structures. A housing containing an alarm system, a retractor and an alarm cable is contained within the housing. The housing is locked on the base by a key operated tumbler attached to the base. The base is mounted on the various support structures by fasteners, the attachment heads thereof being concealed within the housing. A plunger switch at the outer end of the alarm cable is activated when the cable is attached to an item of merchandise. An audible alarm is sounded if the integrity of the alarm cable is comprised or if the item of merchandise is removed therefrom. In a modified embodiment, a space is provided between the alarm and mounting base providing increased sound alarm level in all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Patent number: 7370840
    Abstract: A retainer device for securing a displayed electronic device with a hinged member and a base portion to a support includes a grooved track secured to the support. First and second retainers are positionable in the track to define a space for the electronic device and include shoulder portions for engaging the grooved track and apertures for receiving elongated fasteners. First and second sets of spacers having complementary recesses and protrusions and through-holes for receiving the elongated fasteners are disposed over the retainers. A slotted member, through which the hinged member of the electronic device can be inserted, is supported by the first and second sets of spacers. Elongated fasteners are insertable through the slotted member and the sets of spacers and are engagable with the retainers for securing the electronic device to the support. A front grip secures a front of the base portion of the electronic device to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Protex International Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph Deconinck
  • Patent number: 7273203
    Abstract: An accessory device mounting platform includes a substantially rigid frame and a substantially rigid mating tray that are slidably interconnected along a first direction, the frame and tray include a tongue-and-groove slide mechanism arranged therebetween for sliding the tray relative to the frame relative to a first direction. A resilient biasing mechanism, such as a cantilevered flexure or tension spring, is coupled between the frame and a latch bolt portion of a clasp mechanism for biasing the latch bolt portion toward a latch strike plate mechanism formed in the tray. The latch strike plate mechanism is formed with an inclined surface that is positioned to engage a latch bolt portion of the clasp mechanism and is structured for deflecting the latch bolt away from the frame, while the resilient biasing mechanism of the clasp mechanism is structured for biasing the latch bolt back toward the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali