Latch Patents (Class 256/65.13)
  • Patent number: 8919742
    Abstract: A fence system for strengthening a vinyl fence which includes a plurality of fence posts having specified dimensions, and the posts have a hollow interior. A plurality of section panels include specified dimensions, and the section panels each including a slat portion. The section panels each include a fence railing coupled to a top and bottom of the slat portion. The fence railings each define a hollow interior, and the fence railings are coupled to the posts by a connecting portion of the fence railings passing through corresponding holes in the posts. A strengthening member for positioning in each of the hollow portions of the top and bottom fence railings. A plurality of post members for positioning within the hollow interior at the top of the fence posts. The post members being attachable to the connecting portion of the fence railing using a first attachment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Eastern Wholesale Fence Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Peter E. Williams, Sr., Paul Wesnofske
  • Publication number: 20140021423
    Abstract: A railing assembly comprising at least one infill assembly formed from a top member, a bottom member and a barrier member extending between the top and bottom members. At least one post member is included having an upper support to engage the top member and a lower support to engage the bottom member. At least one of the upper support and the lower support is lockably engagable with the top member and the bottom member, respectively, to retain the at least one infill assembly on the at least one post. The assembly may also include a top rail adapted to lockably engage with the top member. The railing assembly provides a quickly constructed unit that does not require any fasteners to connect together the assembly components while still providing a rattle-free construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Robert Zen, Sergio Luigi Zen
  • Patent number: 8596618
    Abstract: A fence-frame-to-post connector comprises two separate members joined by one or more fasteners separate from the members. One member is attached to the fence frame with additional fasteners separate from those used to join the two members and also separate from the connector. One of the fasteners that joins the two members of the connector can be a hinge that is preferably made by a key tab and key slot combination in which the key pivots in the keyhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Gray
  • Patent number: 8220781
    Abstract: A fence-frame-to-post connector comprises two separate members joined by one or more fasteners separate from the members. One member is attached to the fence frame with additional fasteners separate from those used to join the two members and also separate from the connector. One of the fasteners that joins the two members of the connector can be a hinge that is preferably made by a key tab and key slot combination in which the key pivots in the keyhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Gray
  • Patent number: 7992841
    Abstract: A combination of a rail, an upright, and a slide connector for attaching the rail to the upright includes a first connector part including a mounting arm secured to an underside surface of the rail adjacent one end thereof and a tongue depending generally downwardly from the mounting arm, and a second connector part including a mounting base secured to a side surface of the upright and a generally planar engagement body extending laterally outwardly from the mounting base. The engagement body has a slot therein for receiving the tongue when the rail is translated along an engagement axis from a disengaged position in which the first and second parts are generally free to move relative to each other to an engaged position in which the first and second parts are substantially inhibited from moving relative to each other, thereby attaching the rail to the upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Alpa Lumber Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Petta, Rolf J. Ohrstrom
  • Patent number: 7520542
    Abstract: A childproof gate latch for an enclosure such as a fence is provided with a latching member attached to a gate. The latching member is received through a lock opening in a fence support as the gate is closed. A latching sleeve is moveable into engagement with the latching member as the latching member enters the lock opening. Thereafter, as the latching sleeve is raised and the latching member released from engagement, a pawl moves to a lowered position supporting the latching sleeve in a ready to engage arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: ECP Family Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Elvin C. Price
  • Patent number: 7384025
    Abstract: A screw hiding device for combining lateral tubes with upright tubes includes a position strip to match with each lateral tube. Each position strip has an upright wall to contact with each upright tube and fixed together with a screw. Each lateral tube has an upper wall and two side walls forming a lengthwise opening therebetween. Each of the two sides has a lower support ridge and an upper stopper on an inner wall, with the distance between each upper stopper and each lower support ridge being equal to the height of the upright wall of the position strip. Each position strip is fixed on an outer surface of each upright tube with a screw and in the space between the upper stopper and the lower support ridge, with each lateral tube hiding each screw and each position strip to beautify a fence formed by the lateral and the upright tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Chong-Yi Lo