Adjustable Backset Patents (Class 292/1.5)
  • Patent number: 10711489
    Abstract: An electromechanical lock includes a main housing and a lock housing. The lock housing includes a locking element such as a bolt or a latch that can be translated between a locked position and an unlocked position by an actuator. The lock housing can be mounted to the main housing in more than one orientation. The main housing can include a circuit board on which multiple receivers are mounted, and the lock housing can include a connector, such that the connector will engage one of the receivers in any of the multiple orientations to provide power to the actuator. The electromechanical lock can also include a wireless reader and capacitive sensor to conserve power, where the only time the wireless reader emits interrogating signals is after the capacitive sensor is triggered by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Digilock Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: An Zhang, Asil Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 10643412
    Abstract: A smart lock device comprising at least one memory, one or more sensors, for acquiring one or more verification parameters, visual information, or audio information from a surrounding environment of a current user, a processor coupled to the at least one memory, configured to receive from the one or more sensors, a first verification parameter from the current user, wherein the first verification parameter includes biometric information from the current user, and wherein the processor is configured to cause: a first action upon detecting the current user at a first predetermined distance within a first geographical zone, the first action comprising of collecting visual information or audio information from the surrounding environment, and a second action, upon detecting the current user at a second predetermined distance within a second geographical zone, the second action comprising of acquiring the first verification parameter from the current user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Frank Yang
  • Patent number: 10508470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lock body having an electric motor. The electric motor is arranged to guide the forming and removing of a force transmission connection between the parts to be arranged in the force transmission connection to transfer force or to impede force transfer. If formation of the force transmission connection is not achieved, the construction of the invention is such that the use of one spring enables the pushing of the piston connected to the electric motor both outwards and inwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Abloy OY
    Inventor: Juha Raatikainen
  • Patent number: 10400479
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a door lock device, and more specifically, to a backset adjustable door zoom up latch capable of adjusting a backset distance according to a variety of backset standards of the door, and a digital door lock device having the same. Accordingly, the backset adjustable locking device according to the present disclosure includes a latch, a holder inserted into the latch, an elastic member installed between the latch and the holder, and a zoom guide inserted into the latch and fastened with the holder to fix the latch to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Jae-Seok Kang
    Inventor: Jae-Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 10006226
    Abstract: A latch assembly comprises a latch bolt and a tailpiece including a first tailpiece member mounted to the latch bolt and a second tailpiece member. The second tailpiece member is movably received in a bore of the first tailpiece member and operably connected to a latch operator. The second tailpiece member is received in one of two axially spaced recesses in the bore in a first backset position and a second backset position. Relative axial movement between the first tailpiece member and the second tailpiece member is prevented in a first relative rotational position in the first backset position and in a second relative rotational position in the second backset position, and relative axial movement is allowed in a third relative rotational position to allow the second tailpiece member to be moved between the first backset position and the second backset position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: YALE SECURITY INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hill, Todd Zimmer, Brian R. Fournier, Christine E. Voelker, William S. Middelaer
  • Patent number: 9758997
    Abstract: A high security locking system can be used in a conventional pivot door adapted for use with a latch and deadbolt lock combination. The high security system can be a multi-point lock, received in a recess formed in a locking edge side of a door stile, cooperating with a linkage or other mechanism in a conventional deadbolt/location. The lock can be actuated with a keyed cylinder and thumb turn combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary E. Tagtow, Tracy Lammers, Allen Rickenbaugh
  • Patent number: 9640790
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a middle- or large-sized battery module comprising a plurality of stacked unit cells, each unit module including two or more plate-shaped battery cells electrically connected with each other, each battery cell having electrode terminals formed at opposite sides thereof. The battery module is manufactured by connecting electrode terminals of a pair of unit modules by welding, mounting a sensing unit, including a sensing member, to the welding part and bending the welding part such that the unit modules are stacked, and repeatedly performing the above processes until all the unit cells are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Junill Yoon, Jongmoon Yoon, Jaesung Ahn, Jong-yul Ro, Jae Hun Yang
  • Patent number: 9580952
    Abstract: A dishwasher door closing device (10; 110) includes an engagement element (11; 111), fitted on the casing (C) of the household appliance (W) releasably held by a retaining element (16) on the door (D). The engagement element (11; 111) includes a support body (12), a catch (14) releasably coupled to the retaining element (16) moving between a refracted position coupled to the retaining element (16) and the door (D) is closed, and an extracted position coupled to the retaining element (16) and the door (D) is in a pre-opening condition. A stop mechanism (18) tends to move from a release condition, in which it (18) frees the catch (14) to move from the retracted position to the extracted position, to a locking position and (18) holds the catch (14). An electrically-operated actuator system (20) controls passage of the stop mechanism (18) from the locking position to the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ELBI INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Da Pont, Michele Farano
  • Patent number: 9483891
    Abstract: A network lock system and a method for operating the network lock system. The network lock system includes: a lock mechanism for locking a first lock part to a second lock part together and for releasing the first lock part locked to the second lock part on application of a power signal to the lock mechanism; a wireless signal receiver for receiving a wireless signal from a network device; and a power converter for converting the wireless signal into the power signal for application to the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Feltham, Elizabeth J. Maple
  • Patent number: 9435693
    Abstract: A conical flange of a temperature sensor for hygienic applications as a deep drawn part with a disk-shaped lower part 30c and an upper part, wherein the upper part partially serves as clamping surface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: IFM ELECTRONIC GMBH
    Inventors: Benno Kathan, Stefan Kreis
  • Patent number: 8702131
    Abstract: The mortise lock of the invention has an adjustable backset employing a latch bolt spacer, a dead bolt extender and two body spacers between the mortise lock body and mortise lock face plate. All the spacers are removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Gianoli, Jason Louis Quinn, Larry Dean Lindloff
  • Patent number: 8622444
    Abstract: The door latch mechanism independently operated by first and second handles of the door handle assembly comprising a cam member having a cam surface which facilitates translation of movement of the handles to displacement of the cam member. The cam member can be coupled to a latch member and move the latch member between an extended and retracted position. A door lock mechanism can prevent displacement of the second door handle while simultaneously allowing displacement of the first door handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil L. Marko
  • Patent number: 8579338
    Abstract: An improved slide bolt locking mechanism is capable of selectably releaseably fastening both overhead doors and swing doors to its surrounding door frame. A portion of the traditional slide bolt is replaced by a lighter actuating mechanism outwardly of the door-transom interface and a form fitting handle. The handle includes an alignable eye assembly capable of securement by a pad or combination lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kirti Shah
  • Patent number: 8544903
    Abstract: A roseless trim for a mortise or tubular lock includes through bolts on a bolt circle of less than one inch (25.4 mm). Spindle hubs with a curved slot allow at least one of the through bolts to pass through the spindle hubs. A tubular lock embodiment uses arms with a cutout. The arms function as through bolts when screws attach the arms to mounting plates on opposite sides of the door. Each handle is attached to a corresponding handle base with a bushing. The handle base and small diameter bolt circle cooperate to provide the appearance that the handle extends directly into the door without a rose, escutcheon or any other attachment structure at the base of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sargent Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Donald T. Shamp, Scott B. Lowder, Gregory Oleksik, Thomas Courtemanche, Darren C. Eller
  • Patent number: 8398126
    Abstract: A multipoint lock for sliding doors. The multipoint lock mounted to a sliding door generally includes an active locking device having an active latch, and two passive locking devices, each having a passive latch. The latches are independently depth adjustable relative to an edge of the sliding door. The active locking device further includes sets of fastener apertures for receiving and securing a handle assembly thereto in at least two different positions. A lever having an actuator pin of the handling assembly can be positioned at various locations on the handle assembly such that fastener apertures of the handle assembly align with a different set of handle apertures of the active locking device depending on the position of the lever, Actuation of the active locking device by movement of the lever shifts the active latch and the passive latches simultaneously between locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nakanishi, Manabu Shimoji
  • Patent number: 8371627
    Abstract: A latch-bolt mechanism includes a housing, a latch-bolt, and a drive member. The latch-bolt is movable between an extended position and a retracted position, and includes a bolt body and an engaging member operable to move relative to the bolt body between an engagement position and a disengagement position and having an engaging portion. The drive member has a driving portion. When the engaging member is at the engagement position, the driving portion can be activated to contact and push the engaging portion so as to move the latch-bolt from the extended position to the retracted position. When the engaging member is at the disengagement position, contact between the driving portion and the engaging portion can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Liang Chiang, Ting-Cheng Chang, Song-Gen Shyu, Ching-Chuan Kuo
  • Patent number: 8360482
    Abstract: A dead bolt latch (10) readily adjustable between forward and rear backset positions. A bolt casing (56) connects to a faceplate (48) installed on an outer face of a door (D). A bolt (15) fitting within the casing extends and retracts to latch or unlatch the door. A latch operator (12) and the bolt casing each have slots (64, 78) of a length corresponding to the distance between the backset positions, and a spring (72) seats between the bolt and latch operator. When the latch is being installed and needs to be adjusted between backset positions, the installer blocks movement of the bolt and then, by turning the latch operator, moves the relative position of the latch operator and bolt between backset positions using the force of the spring. This facilitates latch adjustment even by relatively unskilled installers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Robert J. Viviano
  • Patent number: 8066309
    Abstract: A latch (10) including a casing (12) adapted to be fixedly mounted in a door, a carriage (20) mounted in the casing (12) and adapted for slidable movement relative to the casing (12) between an actuated position and a return position, a first spring (34) biasing the carriage (20) to the return position and a lock bolt (42) mounted to the carriage (20) and adapted to protrude from the casing (12) when the carriage (20) is in the return position. The latch (10) also includes a master cam (60) and a slave cam (80) each pivotally mounted to the casing (12) such that the master cam (60) directly acts upon the slave cam (80) whereby the pivoting actuation of the master cam (60) drives pivoting actuation of the slave cam (80) which in turn actuates sliding movement of the carriage (20) from the return position to the actuated position. Pivoting actuation of the master cam (60) through at most 35° is sufficient to move the carriage (20) to the actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Gainsborough Hardware Industries, Limited
    Inventor: Ian Bartos
  • Patent number: 7981189
    Abstract: The invention has a captive tooless fastener for securing the engine intake air filter. The tooless fastener comprises shaft and associated bodies. The body has two arms oriented about 180 degrees apart. The shaft is threaded through a sealing washer and an aperture in a closed end cap of the air filter. The shaft is expanded so it cannot be removed from the end cap. The body's threaded inner diameter mates with a threaded portion of a central shaft in an air filter housing. The body's arms are rotated to screw the fastener and the shaft of the housing together. When tightened, the sealing washer closes the aperture. To remove the air filter, the fastener is unscrewed from the shaft of the housing and in the shaft floats in the aperture. A person in the field can remove the air filter by inserting fingers under the arms and pulling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Greenlees Filter LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Troxell, Roy E. Greenlees, Kenneth S. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7922221
    Abstract: A latch assembly having adjusting backset includes a casing, a latch bolt and a latch rear section. The latch bolt includes a bolt body and a fixed member connected with the bolt body. The top of the fixed member includes two positioning notches adapted to different backsets. A positioning member and the fixed member are disposed in a slide. The positioning member includes a positioning projection corresponding to the positioning notch at the front portion thereof. The latch includes a pin that can lift the positioning member to disengage the positioning projection from the positioning notch. Then, the positioning projection is moved to another positioning notch, thereby changing the backset. The latch assembly includes a positioning spring to keep the positioning projection fixed in the positioning notch. The latch assembly may include an upper connecting member, a lower connecting member and an assembly member to strengthen the latch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Eversafety Precision Industry (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fangchang Fan
  • Publication number: 20100307207
    Abstract: A lock assembly including a latchbolt that may be effectively lengthened to accommodate varied backset distances for doors. The lock assembly may include a housing, a latchbolt including an attachment member, an extension member, a retractor element, and an operator. The extension member may be mounted to the attachment member to extend from the latchbolt for effective lengthening of the latchbolt. The retractor element, operatively responsive to the operator, is disposed within the housing for linear reciprocating movement to move the latchbolt, and is selectively engageable with the attachment member or with the extension member. The extension member defines a recess adapted to receive the attachment member. A latch case may receive the latchbolt, and a cylindrical sleeve may receive the latch case and the latchbolt when the extension member is in use to increase the backset dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: YALE SECURITY INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Vogel, John Steven Gray
  • Publication number: 20100225123
    Abstract: A latch-bolt mechanism includes a housing, a latch-bolt, and a distance-adjusting device. The latch-bolt is movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position. The distance-adjusting device includes a movable unit movable in the housing between first and second vertical positions and including a first drive member for driving movement of the latch-bolt from the extended position to the retracted position when the movable unit is disposed at either the first or second vertical positions, and a fastener unit for locking the movable unit releaseably at a selected one of the first and second vertical positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: TONG LUNG METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Liang Chiang, Kun-Chen Lee, Yu-Le Lin, Lan-Kun Don, Song-Gen Shyu, Ching-Chuan Kuo
  • Patent number: 7770948
    Abstract: A tubular latch assembly for a door and adapted for operation by either an “opener” such as a thumbpiece on one side and/or a knob on the other. The tubular latch comprises a central latch subassembly mounted inside the door and including a latch casing seated in the door, a bolt slidably mounted in said latch casing for extension/retraction (such as through an open face plate), a pivoting retraction lever coupled to the bolt, a spindle hub having a pair of offset cam surfaces, and a pivoting reversing lever engaged at one end with the bolt and at the other end with the second cam surface on the spindle hub for driving the bolt. The central latch subassembly allows opening by either the opener (e.g., thumbpiece) or by rotation of the knob, operation of the knob not affecting the opener and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Newfrey, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7766399
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a door set assembly comprising a latch portion; a first magnetic material, located within the latch portion; a strike plate, the strike plate including a plate portion and a latch receiving portion; a second magnetic material, located within the latch receiving portion, the second magnetic material having a polarity opposite the first magnetic material; wherein when a door is closed, the magnets attract each other thereby pulling the latch portion into the latch receiving portion to secure the door closed. The door set assembly can also include a cushioned portion which fits within the latch receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Howey
  • Patent number: 7717480
    Abstract: A latch assembly includes a latch bolt, a housing, an actuating plate connected with the latch bolt, a positioning casing, a lower connecting plate and an upper connecting plate engaged with each other and disposed in the positioning casing, and a driving plate disposed between the actuating plate and the lower connecting plate. The actuating plate is formed with a long slot and two symmetrical protrusions projected from the bottom. The driving plate includes a square hole, whose front end can be engaged with the protrusions and driving the actuating plate to move. The upper connecting plate includes two pairs of symmetrical recesses and the positioning casing includes two protrusions corresponding to the recesses of the upper connecting plate. By connecting the protrusions of the positioning casing with two pairs of the recesses, the latch assembly can be adjusted from a backset to the other backset dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Eversafety Precision Industry (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fangchang Fan
  • Patent number: 7695032
    Abstract: An adjustable backset deadbolt assembly providing operational and structural improvements. The deadbolt assembly can provide adjustability between a first backset dimension and a second backset dimension for allowing installation in doors conforming to various industry standards. The deadbolt assembly can provide adjustability between backset dimensions by relative rotation between the inner bolt housing and the outer housing. The inner bolt housing may be provided with a depressible snap finger to allow insertion of a protrusion thereon into a slot in the outer housing. In some embodiments, the slot is provided substantially helically through an angle of 360 degrees to provide common orientation of parts in each backset dimension. The outer housing may be provided to integrally form a cam housing and a bolt housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventor: Jerry B. Bodily
  • Patent number: 7641243
    Abstract: An improved latch incorporating adjustable backset and cylinder latch bolt assemblies, working in cooperation with a door handle, mounting rods and spindle. The backset latch includes novel configured inner and outer casing parts through which extend the mounting rods and spindle, and which sandwich therebetween an actuating plate and follower plate arrangement. The cylinder latch bolt further includes a novel subassembly including a bolt mounted in spring biasing fashion via a stem portion extending therefrom and interengaging the actuating plate to selectively retract the bolt into a cylinder shaped and interiorly open body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: Zhiman Yuan
  • Patent number: 7607328
    Abstract: A deadbolt assembly includes a bolt housing having a longitudinal sleeve defining a first axis. A bolt is located in the longitudinal sleeve. An elongate member has a first end and a second end portion opposite the first end, the first end being attached to the proximal end of the bolt and the second end portion having a first connector. A rotatable crank has a pivot member, a second connector and an arm. The second connector of the crank is operationally engaged with the first connector of the elongate member. A first actuator assembly has a body, a lock cylinder, and a tailpiece that extends from the lock cylinder and is rotatable around a second axis with respect to the lock cylinder. The tailpiece is engaged with the pivot member of the crank. At least a portion of the lock cylinder extends past a vertical plane of an outer side surface of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Newfrey, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7607701
    Abstract: An adjustable door latch that enables one to adjust its length without removing any functionality from other areas of the door latch assembly. The improved door latch assembly includes a strike plate, adjustment head, adjustment stem, resilient member, and housing. The improved door latch utilizes a threaded adjustment head, which is screwed into an adjustment stem. The adjustment stem has a threaded aperture located on the front surface of a circular disc. The circular disc has at least one rib, which fits into the groove of a drum, this configuration prevents rotation of the circular disc when adjustment is necessary. The adjustment member and stem have apertures that allow one to thread the spindle of a door knob through the door latch assembly and to the other door knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Steven Levine
  • Publication number: 20090212576
    Abstract: A dual backset latch assembly for an auxiliary lock includes a housing, a casing mounted to a rear end of the housing, and a latch slideably received in the housing. A pull plate is fixed to the latch to move therewith and includes first and second engaging portions. A drive member includes a pivotal portion pivotably received in aligned pivotal holes of two side plates received in the casing such that an end of the drive member is moveable between an engaging position engaged with one of the first and second engaging portions and a disengaged position disengaged from the first and second engaging portions. When the end of the drive member is in the disengaged position, the pivotal portion is moveable between first and second positions spaced in the longitudinal direction of the housing corresponding two different backset lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20090152875
    Abstract: A lock assembly comprises a housing and a latchbolt including an attachment member. A retractor element is disposed within the housing for linear reciprocating movement. The retractor element includes a first attachment location at a first position relative to the axis of reciprocation of the retractor element and a second attachment location at a second position relative to the axis of reciprocation of the retractor element. The second attachment location is spaced from the first attachment location by a distance along the axis of reciprocation of the retractor element. The attachment member of the latchbolt is selectively engageable with the retractor element at either the first attachment location or the second attachment location for movement together with the retractor element. An operator is operatively connected to the retractor element for facilitating selective reciprocation of the retractor element for moving the latchbolt between a latched position and an unlatched position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: John Steven Gray, Thomas Allen Harris
  • Publication number: 20080185830
    Abstract: A support mechanism for a collapsible steering column assembly having a rake adjustment is provided. The steering column assembly includes a mounting bracket and a column jacket pivotably attached to the mounting bracket for rotation about a rake axis. The support mechanism includes a rod pivotably coupled to the column jacket and a clamp pivotably coupled to the mounting bracket and interconnecting the rod and the mounting bracket. The clamp permits movement of the rod therethrough during collapse of the steering column assembly in only one direction, and is offset from the rake axis. Accordingly, the clamp prevents backward movement of the rod therethrough, thereby preventing rotation of the column jacket about the rake axis post collapse of the steering column assembly to support the column jacket in an elevated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Jason R. Ridgway, Sam L. Scrivener
  • Publication number: 20080179892
    Abstract: An improved latch incorporating adjustable backset and cylinder latch bolt assemblies, working in cooperation with a door handle, mounting rods and spindle. The backset latch includes novel configured inner and outer casing parts through which extend the mounting rods and spindle, and which sandwich therebetween an actuating plate and follower plate arrangement. The cylinder latch bolt further includes a novel subassembly including a bolt mounted in spring biasing fashion via a stem portion extending therefrom and interengaging the actuating plate to selectively retract the bolt into a cylinder shaped and interiorly open body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Zhiman Yuan
  • Publication number: 20080174123
    Abstract: A backset adjustable deadbolt for mounting in a lock cylinder is provided. A deadbolt assembly includes an actuator connected to and movable by the movement of the lock cylinder through the lock cylinder connector. A link bar connects the actuator to the deadbolt at a plurality of attachment points. The deadbolt, lock cylinder connector, actuator, link bar form the deadbolt assembly and are mounted in a housing. A releasable connector extends through the housing. In the engaged position, a releasable connector contacts the actuator to lock the actuator remote end in one of the plurality of attachment points in the link bar. In the disengaged position, the releasable connector releases the actuator remote end from the link bar to allow the link bar move relative to the actuator from one of the plurality of attachment points to a different point for reengagement with the actuator remote end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Chen Fu Shan, Chia Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 7393022
    Abstract: A backset adjustable deadbolt for mounting in a lock cylinder is provided. A deadbolt assembly includes an actuator connected to and movable by the movement of the lock cylinder through the lock cylinder connector. A link bar connects the actuator to the deadbolt at a plurality of attachment points. The deadbolt, lock cylinder connector, actuator, link bar form the deadbolt assembly and are mounted in a housing. A releasable connector extends through the housing. In the engaged position, a releasable connector contacts the actuator to lock the actuator remote end in one of the plurality of attachment points in the link bar. In the disengaged position, the releasable connector releases the actuator remote end from the link bar to allow the link bar move relative to the actuator from one of the plurality of attachment points to a different point for reengagement with the actuator remote end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Shin An Enterprise Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Fu Shan, Chia Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 7275773
    Abstract: An improved door latch bolt assembly comprising a cylindrical casing having a front end, a back end and an external surface, and at least one tab extending radially outward from the front end of the cylindrical casing; a bolt; a bolt operating mechanism fixed to the cylindrical casing; and a faceplate having a front side, a back side, and a bolt hole adapted to receive the bolt in a sliding relationship; and a cylindrical sleeve comprising two semi-circular halves joined together, the cylindrical sleeve turnably received at the front end on the external surface of the cylindrical casing and slidably joined to the faceplate to permit the cylindrical casing and the faceplate to turn up to about ten degrees in either direction within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventors: Steven T. Weathersby, Robert L. Gast
  • Publication number: 20070205606
    Abstract: A dual backset latch assembly includes a housing, a latch, a casing, a transmission member, an auxiliary plate, and a retractor. The retractor and the auxiliary plate are jointly movable for selective engagement with one of first and second mounting positions in a slot of the casing corresponding to shorter and longer backset lengths. When the retractor is in the first mounting position, a first mounting hole and a second mounting hole of the casing are respectively aligned with a first through-hole and a second through-hole of the auxiliary plate and respectively extended through by two mounting posts. When the retractor is in the second mounting position, a third mounting hole of the casing is aligned with the first through-hole of the auxiliary plate and extended through by one of the mounting posts, with the other mounting post extending through the second through-hole of the auxiliary plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: I-TEK METAL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mu-Lin Shen
  • Patent number: 7261341
    Abstract: A reversible latch assembly has a faceplate assembly, a latch bolt assembly, a bolt-releasing assembly, a guardian bolt assembly, a driver assembly and a casing assembly. The latch bolt assembly, the bolt-releasing assembly and the guardian bolt assembly are rotatably mounted inside the casing assembly and allow the latch assembly to be reversed and used in either a clockwise or counterclockwise opening door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Eversafety Precision Industry (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Chang Fan
  • Patent number: 7222890
    Abstract: Disclosed is a door latch assembly having an integrated means to accommodate multiple backset dimension requirements while facilitating the backset adjustment selection to be done in an easy and convenient manner. The multiple backset latch has as primary components a housing body assembly and a latch bolt housing assembly. The latch bolt housing assembly includes a housing body channel member, a cam support plate member, a bolt retractor member, a cam lever member, a positioning spring member, and a housing body plate. The latch bolt housing assembly further includes a latch bolt head. The housing body channel has an oval aperture corresponding to accept the cam lever member. The oval aperture has multiple radii sufficient to accommodate lateral movement to provide 60 mm (2? inches) and 70 mm (2¾ inches) backset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Zhi Man Yuan
  • Patent number: 7104096
    Abstract: A lock (1, 30) having a box body (2) with a faceplate (3), a latch (4) co-operating with an elastic element (5) adapted to keep the latch normally protruding from the faceplate (3) and with a moving element (6) associated to a handle (M) to be actuated by the user and a mechanical adjustment unit (7) adapted to change the length of the portion (4a) of the latch (4) protruding from the faceplate (3). The mechanical adjustment unit (7) having a plurality of seats (8) made in the latch, (4), a cylindrical pin (9) adapted to be received in each of the seats (8) and adjustment apparatus (10) accessible from outside and acting on the pin (9) to constrain it in the corresponding seat (8) or release it therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Fratelli Comunello S.p.A.
    Inventor: Vittorio Comunello
  • Patent number: 6991271
    Abstract: A latch assembly includes a lock case, two assembling plates, a latch bolt, a connecting plate, a first cam, and a second cam. The lock case and the assembling plates are connected together for receiving the latch bolt, the connecting plate, and the cams. Each assembling plate includes a first hole and a second hole, with the first holes being aligned with each other and with the second holes being aligned with each other. The connecting plate is connected to the latch bolt and the cams to move therewith. Each cam has a spindle hole. At least one cam has a stop wall that closes the respective spindle hole to form a closed non-circular hole. The spindle holes of the cams are separated by the stop wall, thereby preventing a spindle extending through one of the spindle holes from entering the other spindle hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuang-Chun Chiang
  • Patent number: 6974163
    Abstract: A tubular door lock includes a dead bolt and a follower slidably received in a housing and coupled together. The follower included a groove formed between two levers, two actuators are rotatably received in the housing and each includes one or more actuating fingers engageable with the levers of the follower, for selectively actuating the levers of the follower to move the dead bolt relative to the housing, when the actuators are rotated relative to the housing. The provision of the actuators in different positions relative to the housing allows the lock device or the knob to engage with either of actuators, for allowing the lock device and the knob to be secured into the door panel at different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventors: Fu Chang Peng, Alan Liang, Chih Hung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6928844
    Abstract: A latching device for a lock, comprising a housing, a clutch device, a first latch, a first latch driving member, a second latch, a second latch driving member and a latch spring, so as to provide a function of multiple locking actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Tung Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Lung Chiang, Sheen-Youl Gao
  • Patent number: 6880871
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a removable drive-in housing assembly for securing a latch assembly in a door. The removable drive-in housing assembly can include a cylindrical casing having a longitudinal axis, the casing adapted to at least partially surround the latch assembly. The removable drive-in housing assembly also can include a unitary cylindrical inner collar removably receivable around an outer circumference of the cylindrical casing. Further, the removable drive-in housing assembly can include a unitary cylindrical outer collar removably receivable around an outer circumference of the inner collar. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Michael Winardi
  • Patent number: 6857297
    Abstract: A lock for locking a door panel to a door frame, which includes a knob assembly comprising a front protective housing and a rear knob frame defining a lock cavity therebetween in the door panel; a door latch assembly including a latch actuation member transversely disposed within the lock cavity and a locking latch connected to the latch actuation member in a slidably movable manner; an actuation unit to actuate the door latch assembly; and a lock enhancing device which includes a reinforcing member for substantially mounting to the door panel between the front and the rear side thereof, and a latch guider integrally extended from the reinforcing member within the lock cavity to couple with an inner end portion of the latch actuation member so as to substantially retain the latch actuation member within the lock cavity in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Path Line (ng's) Holding Limited
    Inventor: JiaQiang Ruan
  • Patent number: 6837526
    Abstract: An adjustable deadbolt assembly including a deadbolt, a cylinder-connecting portion formed with mounting provisions for mounting thereto, a lock cylinder, an actuator formed with a hub connectable to a lock cylinder, the hub being journaled in the cylinder-connecting portion and a link bar that connects the actuator to the deadbolt at at least one of a plurality of attachment points formed on at least one of the deadbolt and the link bar. A method for adjusting an adjustable deadbolt assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Mul-T-Lock Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Dani Markbreit
  • Patent number: 6764112
    Abstract: An auxiliary lock comprises a housing having a faceplate attached thereto. A casing includes a first end received in the housing and having two positioning slots for selectively engaging with a guide member of the housing. A deadbolt is received in the housing and slidable between a retracted position and an extended position. A connecting member is mounted to an end of the deadbolt. An end of a pull rod is mounted in the deadbolt and has two guide grooves each having a longitudinal section and two retaining sections transverse to the longitudinal section and communicated with the longitudinal section. When the connecting member is in the retaining sections, the deadbolt is not movable along the longitudinal direction of the housing. When the connecting member is in the longitudinal section, the deadbolt is movable along the longitudinal direction of the housing relative to the pull rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huang Lan-Shi, Juo-Chiao Wang
  • Publication number: 20040130162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable latch, having a half-round transmitting member for cooperation with the configuration of the link, the first plate and the second plate. The present invention advantageously provides flexibility in different installation distances and allows the insertion of the transmitting member to rotate and drive the bolt head to be retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Tung Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lan-Kun Don, Po-Yang Chen, Rong-Faa Wu
  • Patent number: 6736432
    Abstract: A combination structure of the assembly plates and the cylinder of a lock latch includes a cylinder, a first assembly plate, and a second assembly plate. The cylinder is formed with a slot which has a top end and a bottom end each formed with a locking recess, and has a first side and a second side each formed with at least one side recess. The first assembly plate is provided with at least one locking groove locked with the side recess of the first side of the slot, and is provided with a reinforcement plate locked in the locking recess of the slot of the cylinder. The second assembly plate is provided with multiple hooks locked in the side recess of the second side of the slot, and at least one recess for locking the side plate of the first assembly plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng Huang, Chao-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 6688660
    Abstract: A door lock includes a tubular casing having a front end-plate covered with a panel. The casing receives a bolt, a linking piece, a trigger and a tumbler therein, with the bolt connected to a slider through the linking piece. The slider has two pairs of cogs, and is movable between two opposite guides. An annular follower is positioned in the guides and has a pair of paws for selectively pushing the pairs of cogs in order to move the slider and hence the bolt backward. The slider further has a pair of indentations and one guide have a pair of teeth engagable with rear ends of the indentations when the bolt is fully extended, so as to provide the bolt with an extended position independent from the panel. Additionally, the guide has two pairs of opposite stops located between the pairs of cogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Huang