Lever Patents (Class 292/113)
  • Patent number: 11041331
    Abstract: A latch including a body and an engagement member adapted to engage releasably a clevis, and a handle with a trigger attached pivotally and is pivotable between a first position, in which the trigger is engaged releasably with the clevis, and a second position, in which the trigger is disengaged from the clevis. The trigger includes a recess that receives a tool to facilitate pivoting the trigger from its first position to its second position. The latch may include a drive and the trigger includes a socket adapted to receive a key that facilitates moving a drive to clear the handle and disengaging the trigger with the clevis to open the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HOWMET AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventor: Thai Do
  • Patent number: 11002046
    Abstract: A latch mechanism includes a hook, a displaceable handle, and links connected between the handle and hook for the operation of the latch mechanism. The handle and links cooperate with the hook to hold the latch mechanism in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hartwell Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Jeongwoo Kim, Bo Dumitru Artin
  • Patent number: 10843326
    Abstract: A bracket for a board that removably couples to a base. The bracket can include a slot at one end and a compression member at the other end. The slot can fit over the base at a first end of the base and can be removed from that end of the base upon removal of the compression member at the other end of the base. The compression member can be removed against a bias such that the compression member applies a bias to the base when the bracket is coupled to the base, and that bias can be removed so as to allow the removal of the bracket. A pegboard or other type of board can be coupled to the bracket with fasteners or other known means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Brennan Equipment and Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Graben, Peter Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10780987
    Abstract: An aircraft cowl arrangement may comprise a first half, and a second half rotatable between an open position and a closed position, a first seal coupled to the first half, a second seal coupled to the second half, and a latch arrangement for preventing relative movement between the first half and the second half. The latch arrangement may comprise a tie rod comprising a first end coupled to the first half, a second end, and a frame having an opening for receiving the second end of the tie rod, a latch handle rotatably mounted to the frame, and a hook operably coupled to the latch handle, wherein the latch handle is configured to move between a first position wherein the hook is engaged with the second end of the tie rod and a second position wherein the hook is disengaged from the second end of the tie rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Aleksandar Ratajac
  • Patent number: 10724548
    Abstract: A cover structure of a washer pump includes a base, a cover and a fastener unit assembled relative to each other. The base and the cover are fastened through the fastener unit, which facilitates the assembly and disassembly of the user. The locking member ensures that the fastener unit is in a locked state to provide a safety protection effect, which not only prevents the fastener unit from being opened by mistake, but also prevents the flow path from being too strong and causes the cover to escape the doubt of the base, thereby enhancing the The tightness of the combination of base and the cover is increased, which increases the fluency of water flow in and out, and at the same time enhances spa and massage effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Tsung-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 10676973
    Abstract: A latch hook-type positioning device includes a base fixed to a first part of an article. A positioning member is fixed to a second part of the article and includes a hook portion. An end of a pivotal member is pivotably connected to the base. A latch hook unit includes a body, a positioning pin, and a latch bar releasably engaged with the hook portion. The body includes a bottom side having a receiving space and at least one sliding groove at an end of the receiving space. The other end of the pivotal member is pivotably connected to the other end of the receiving space of the body. At least one elastic member is attached between the positioning pin and the latch bar. The latch bar is slideable in the at least one sliding groove to stretch the at least one elastic member, providing a larger tolerance for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Khan's Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Fong Jean
  • Patent number: 10639977
    Abstract: A convertible top, having a top linkage, and a roof tip which is fixed to a front cowl of the vehicle in the closed position, and a centering arrangement which defines the position of the roof tip in relation to the cowl in the transverse direction of the vehicle and in the vertical direction of the vehicle in the closed position and which comprises a centering pin which engages into a centering recess of a centering seat. An insert can be disposed in the centering recess having a contact side with which a front end of the centering pin is in contact when in the centering position and formed by an elastic element. Alternatively, an elastic element can be disposed on the front end of the centering pin, and in contact with a ground of the centering recess when the centering pin is in the centering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WEBASTO SE
    Inventors: Franz Haberl, Christian Rudolfi
  • Patent number: 10549874
    Abstract: A pouch machine includes an infeed section, a sealing section, and an outfeed section. The infeed section provides a pouch or laminate to the sealing section, and the outfeed section receives the sealed pouch from the infeed section. The sealing section includes at least one sealer that has a sealing fixture disposed to move in a first direction toward and away from a sealing position. A linear actuator is mounted to provide a controlled motion in a second direction, that is not the first direction. A linkage is connected between the linear actuator and the sealing fixture. The linkage translates the controlled motion of the actuator into controlled motion of the sealer. The linkage preferably multiplies force when the sealer is in the sealing position, and multiplies distance/velocity when the sealer is retracted. The sealing fixture preferably includes a die backing member and a sealing die. The die backing member has at least one clip mounted on it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Moran, Peter T. Hunnicutt
  • Patent number: 10526064
    Abstract: An actuating system for an actuatable door that comprises at least one latching device with a latching hook that is adapted for locking the actuatable door in a closed position, the latching hook being pivotally mounted to an associated pivot bearing and connected to a pivotable mechanical transmission element via a coupling link, which is pivotally mounted to the latching hook and to the pivotable mechanical transmission element, the pivotable mechanical transmission element being coupled to a rotatable latching shaft, wherein rotation of the rotatable latching shaft in operation results in pivoting of the pivotable mechanical transmission element and pivoting of the latching hook around the associated pivot bearing, wherein the pivotable mechanical transmission element is mounted onto the rotatable latching shaft. The invention is further related to an actuatable door having such an actuating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Darko Starman
  • Patent number: 10458280
    Abstract: A method of actuating a hydraulic latch and a fan duct includes providing a pressurized fluid for actuating a latch, providing a valve to control flow of pressurized fluid to the latch and the fan duct, and selectively opening the valve, whereby the pressurized fluid opens the fan duct. A gas turbine engine includes a fan duct with an inner structure surrounding an engine core, a fan case surrounding a fan, and at least one latch. The at least one latch secures a first portion of the fan duct inner structure to a core engine fame or to a second portion of the fan duct inner structure. The at least one latch is also configured to secure the second portion of the fan duct inner structure to the core engine fame or to the first portion of the fan duct inner structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel David Sawyers-Abbott
  • Patent number: 10458173
    Abstract: A rear door open/close switch for being installed in a rear door of a vehicle. The switch includes an arm including an operating portion to be pressed when opening or closing the door, a switching portion that outputs a signal to open or lock the door, a spring member for pressing the arm in a rotational movement direction, and a housing that houses the arm, the switching portion and the spring member. The arm is arranged such that a rotational axis thereof is located nearer to a vehicle front side than the operating portion. When the arm is rotationally moved from an initial position to a switching position, an end portion of the spring member receives a force from a portion of the arm located nearer to the vehicle front side than the rotational axis and the spring member is elastically deformed by the force and thereby presses the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Fukui
  • Patent number: 10443279
    Abstract: A latch mechanism includes a hook, a displaceable handle, and links connected between the handle and hook for the operation of the latch mechanism. The handle and links cooperate with the hook to hold the latch mechanism in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HARTWELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Simon J. Kim, Bo D. Artin
  • Patent number: 10433702
    Abstract: A damped closure assembly for a door of a dishwasher appliance includes a striker mounted to the door and a latch assembly mounted to a tub of the dishwasher appliance. The latch assembly includes a latch body that defines a guide slot and a slide member including guide pins that are received within the guide slot to slidably and rotatably position the slide member within the latch body. A spring element is attached to the slide member for urging the slide member toward a retracted position and a damping element is operably coupled to the slide member for damping the movement of the slide member toward the retracted position. The slide member is latched in an extended position when the door is open, but when the door is closed, the striker unlatches the slide member and allows the spring/damper combination to slowly move the door to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Esterle, Mark Weaver
  • Patent number: 10399688
    Abstract: A nacelle may include fan cowl panels which may be opened to provide access to the fan case. A latching mechanism may latch a left fan cowl panel to a right fan cowl panel. As a handle is closed to unlatch the latching mechanism, an alignment feature may align the handle within the latching mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ROHR, Inc.
    Inventors: Mac P. Delaney, Kiefer Grindle
  • Patent number: 10323438
    Abstract: A two-point lock includes a casing unit, an adjusting unit and a locking unit. The adjusting unit includes two first adjusting guide plates pivoted to casing unit, and two second adjusting guide plates pivoted to the casing unit. The locking unit includes first and second hook members respectively pivotable between the first adjusting guide plates and between the second adjusting guide plates. The first adjusting guide plates are operable to adjust an extent by which the first hook member extends out of the casing unit. The second adjusting guide plates are operable to adjust an extent by which the second hook member extends out of the casing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: DOOR & WINDOW HARDWARE CO.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chang, Chih-Lun Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10309466
    Abstract: A protective device for a universal shaft (3) has an attachment element (6), a tubular protective guard (7) and a latching device (24, 25). The attachment (6) is positioned around a shaft journal (2) projecting from a housing (1) and is attached to said housing (1). The tubular protective guard (7) extends along a longitudinal axis L and is positioned around a universal shaft (3) connected to the shaft journal (2). The latching device has at least one latching element (24) and at least one latching projection (25). The latching element (24) is arranged on either the attachment element (6) or the protective guard. The latching projection (25) is arranged on either the protective guard (7) or the attachment element (6). The latching element (24) is displaceable between a latched position and a release position. The latching element (24) is elastically formed and engages, in the latched position, behind the latching projection (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GKN Walterscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Littau, Martin Hector, Wolfgang Adamek
  • Patent number: 10309134
    Abstract: A closure for a toggle clamp for an industrial truck, wherein the closure has a holding part, a holding axle mounted to the holding part, a closure part, wherein the closure part has an anchoring element, a closing lever, a boundary axle mounted to the anchoring element, a closing lever pivotably mounted to the closing lever axle, a latch axle mounted to the closing lever, a latch mounted to the closing lever axle, the boundary axle, pivotably mounted to the latch axle, and the latch nose configured to engage the holding axle, a first spring element attached to the closing lever axle, and a second spring element attached to the latch axle, and a pivot axle configured to be attached to the industrial truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Jungheinrich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Volkmar Prehn
  • Patent number: 10173782
    Abstract: A latch with a unique nesting toggle linkage that extends and retracts a hook via movement of an actuation handle. The linkage links have U-shaped lateral cross sections with a central channel into which the respective links nest when the latch is closed to minimize the overall volume of the latch. The links fold toward each other while closing to reduce the latch's overall length when fully closed. The components of the latch are arranged so that the center of gravity of the latch is positioned in front of a mounting pin; therefore, in applications where the latch swings in the vertical plane, the hook will necessarily hang downwardly away from the keeper when the latch is open. Optionally, a keeper detector prevents the actuation handle from closing if the keeper has not been first captured in the mouth of the hook. A rod-and-cylinder slide mechanism may be employed between the hook body and the mounting pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QRP, Inc.
    Inventor: Andres Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10125939
    Abstract: A vehicular light bulb locking device includes a resilient retainer clip with a clamp portion for connecting to a lamp reflector unit, a substantially cylindrical portion, and a beveled lip formed at a free end of the clamp portion; and a bracket body for engaging a light bulb in the lamp reflector unit, the bracket body having a hinge pin pivotally received in the cylindrical portion of the retainer clip, and at least one click finger. The bracket body is pivotable between an open position enabling a light bulb to be replaced, and a locked position in which the at least one click finger engages the beveled lip, and a light bulb is firmly held with respect to the lamp reflector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DAF Trucks N.V.
    Inventors: Kurosch Hossein Asghari, Henricus Johannes Leijssen
  • Patent number: 10077580
    Abstract: An actuated locking system for locking a pressurized door assembly is provided. The locking system provides an actuator to position a claw arm having a hook latch in a locked and unlocked configuration. The claw arm may include a base element connected to the door assembly so that the hook latch is adjacent to a cooperating latching notch. The actuator may be connected to the base element on one end and on an opposing end pivotally connected to a pair of boomerang arms, which in turn is pivotally connected to a pair of fork arms, which in turn is operably connected to position the claw arm in the locked configuration and the unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amthor International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Robert Amthor
  • Patent number: 9964041
    Abstract: A case structure interposed between the engine and the nacelle of the aircraft is provided. The case structure includes: a ferrule surrounding the engine and including a plurality of segments; at least one radial arm ensuring connection to the nacelle; and a plurality of attachment devices for securing the plurality of ferrule segments together or with at least one radial arm. The plurality of attachment devices includes an articulation device configured for ensuring coupling of the lifted-rotated-pushed type ensuring after disengagement of the ferrule segment, its pivoting about a pivot axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the engine and then its blocking in a disengagement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Ceddric Beljambe, Frederic Dautreppe, Noel Robin
  • Patent number: 9897250
    Abstract: A wall mount system is disclosed. The wall mount system can include a wall plate and one or more brackets. To secure a display to a wall, the brackets are affixed to the display and the wall plate is affixed to the wall. The brackets can include one or more lips couplable to tracks of the wall plate. The brackets further include a rotatable securement device having a lip couplable to the bottom track of the wall plate. The securement device can be manipulated using a lever that has one end rotatably coupled to the securement device and one end distal from the securement device. The distal end extends to a position proximate to the bottom rear of a display. When manipulated in a direction towards the securement device, the lever rotates and decouples the securement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventor: Clas G. Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9856034
    Abstract: An aircraft nacelle comprising a first and a second cowl mounted pivotably about an axis substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the nacelle and lockable to one another by at least one locking mechanism. The nacelle further comprises a device for providing a visual warning of a locking defect of the cowls. The device comprises a movable bolt associated with the locking mechanism and a movable edge plate mounted on the nacelle in line with said bolt with which it is associated, the movable edge plate being movable under the action of an operator between a protruding position, in which the edge plate is protruding from the nacelle and a locking mechanism is in an unlocked position, and a retracted position, in which the edge plate is immobilized within the nacelle by the bolt and the action of the locking of a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventor: Jacques Herve Marche
  • Patent number: 9643714
    Abstract: An aircraft propulsion unit comprising a nacelle with a fan cowl locking and closing mechanism. The fan cowls of the nacelle can be closed by a single operator in accordance with the ergonomic standards defined for a single individual. A nacelle is provided with a lateral locking mechanism configured to keep one of the two fan cowls in the closed position, so as to reduce the spacing between the two lower sides of the fan cowls, whereas the presence of a stop between a first elastic member provided on one fan cowl and a second elastic member provided on the other fan cowl allows the operator to provide only that effort required to overcome the force exerted by a single spring at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Guillaume Bulin, Patrick Oberle, Nicolas Devienne, Matthieu Ritter
  • Patent number: 9624790
    Abstract: A locking system comprising a handle mounted such that it can rotate about an operating spindle, wherein the handle can move between a locked position and an unlocked position, a hook mounted on the handle and secured in rotation therewith, wherein the hook has a throat in which a latching point of a structure is designed to engage when the handle is in the locked position. The locking system comprises a key associated with the hook and by means of which it is possible to pass from the locked position to the unlocked position of the handle, wherein the key can be removed when the handle is in the locked position and cannot be removed when the handle is in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Christian Fabre, Alain Bignolais
  • Patent number: 9617767
    Abstract: An aircraft latch mechanism has a latch body having a front end and a rear end and a longitudinal slot extending along a portion of the length of the body. A pair of first cam members flanks the latch body. A handle is pivotally attached to the first cam members. The first cam members are also attached to a pair of over-center links. A mounting bushing extends through the longitudinal slot at the pivot where the first cam members and over-center links attach. Movement of the handle causes a corresponding movement of the first cam members, over-center links, and the connecting structure extending through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Zeljko Baic, Ubaldo Medina
  • Patent number: 9587516
    Abstract: A locking system comprising a handle mounted such that it can rotate about an operating spindle, wherein the handle can move between a locked position and an unlocked position, a hook mounted on the handle and secured in rotation therewith, wherein the hook has a throat in which a latching point of a structure is designed to engage when the handle is in the locked position. The locking system comprises a key associated with the hook and by means of which it is possible to pass from the locked position to the unlocked position of the handle, wherein the key can be removed when the handle is in the locked position and cannot be removed when the handle is in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Christian Fabre, Alain Bignolais
  • Patent number: 9537526
    Abstract: A door securement system for a protective case for housing a mobile device is provided. The protective case comprises a top shell that covers a top surface of a device and a bottom shell that cradles the back of the device. Where upper and lower backing elements are used that meet at a parting line along the outer (exterior) surface of the bottom shell, a locking mechanism may be used to pull the backing elements together and hold them in place. A multi-hinged door is positioned along a portion of the protective case to allow access to ports of the mobile device. The door has open, shut and sealed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wimo Labs LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Wilson, Dennis M. Puhalla, Keith Alsberg
  • Patent number: 9527667
    Abstract: A configuration contains a coupling mechanism for closing a door of a rack store, the door being guided in particular on rails, and an uncoupling and displacing device for opening and displacing the door. The uncoupling and displacing device has a displaceable driver, with which the coupling mechanism can be moved from a closed position into an open position and the door can be displaced. A closure sensor monitors the closed position of the coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LTW Intralogistics GmbH
    Inventors: Urs Gerber, Konrad Eberle
  • Patent number: 9500002
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a vehicle door includes a backplate, operable to be mounted to a portion of the vehicle door, and the backplate including a recessed region displaced away from the exterior surface of the vehicle door. A handle aperture is provided within the recessed region of the backplate with at least one pin mount extending from the recessed region of the backplate. The pin mount includes a void and a slot that is narrower than the void. Pins extend from a handle body portion into the voids and pivotally mount the handle to the backplate. The handle further includes a spring locator retaining a handle spring prior to mounting the handle to the backplate. The spring is compressed between the handle and the backplate and biases the handle to an un-actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Magna Closures Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Bailey, John Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9452845
    Abstract: A turbofan nacelle includes a cowl and a service structure, both being annular shapes in two halves. The cowl and the service structure are hinged on axes in respective halves to be opened during maintenance and closed during operation. In particular, a first annular half of the service structure supports a strike and a second annular half of the service structure supports a mobile bolt on a lever, such that the assembly constitutes a lock for closing the service structure. The lever engages with a locking member of a free edge of one half of the cowl, which is retracted when the lever is in the normal closed position thereof and active otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AIRCELLE
    Inventor: Cédric Renault
  • Patent number: 9242592
    Abstract: An improved tensioner mechanism for a tiedown assembly, the mechanism including a handle latch which automatically locks the handle to the body of the mechanism once the handle is moved to the closed/engaged position. The handle latch provides enhanced resistance to environmental conditions, and improved positive locking capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PECK & HALE, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Lajos Meszaros
  • Patent number: 9206828
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a communication module is provided. The locking mechanism includes a handle, a upper-and-lower bolt, a handle stopping mechanism, a handle self-locking mechanism, and a module frame on which those components are arranged; wherein the handle is connected with the upper-and-lower bolt through the linkage mechanism of the upper-and-lower bolt; when rotating under the action of a force, the handle is moved with the upper-and-lower bolt through the linkage mechanism, and the communication module is inserted into or pulled out of communication device by the elastic function of the upper-and-lower bolt; when the communication module is not inserted into the communication equipment, a stopping bolt on the handle stopping mechanism stops the handle and the handle is locked; when the communication module is inserted, the stopping bolt separates from and releases the handle and the handle is self-locked. The locking mechanism avoids mounting by screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianwei Wang, Zhifu Qiu
  • Patent number: 9199784
    Abstract: A spring mechanism comprising a spring element having a pair of arms separated by a gap, a tapered flexible tongue with an enlarged tip, and a tapered slot extending longitudinally through the tongue, wherein the tapered flexible tongue is operatively arranged to bend such that the tip enters the gap and engages the pair of arms. A case for a canister capable of dispelling material is also disclosed using the spring mechanism to bias a lid in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Avanti U.S.A. Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert P. Caruso
  • Patent number: 9085403
    Abstract: A substantially rigid defibrillator carrying case having a hinged side, a latch disposed on a latch side opposite the hinged side, and a handle disposed on a handle side disposed between the hinged side and the latch side. The carrying case is constructed without protrusions and with a rigid handle, which combine to allow easy removal and deployment of the contents from a vehicle storage location to a cardiac arrest patient. The carrying case latch is further constructed for greater ease of case opening and closing, and for greater latch hold strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Zebrick Roach, Daniel J. Powers, Kurt Vincent Fischer, Hans Patrick Griesser, Jacco Eerden, Christian James Richard
  • Patent number: 8998274
    Abstract: A sliding door latching and locking system is disclosed which includes a latch assembly, a lift rod assembly, and a retainer assembly, among other things. In some embodiments, the latch assembly includes a support member mounted in a movable body and a latching arm pivotally mounted to the support member having a distal end thereof extending outside of the periphery of the movable body, wherein the distal end includes an engagement facilitating portion with a sloped outer surface for contacting an interlocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Morton Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Fehr, Wayne A. Knepp, Brian Cook
  • Patent number: 8944476
    Abstract: A latch assembly includes a closing panel having an end with a closing panel tab extending therefrom. A clasp lever is pivotally attached to the end of closing panel and forms a space into which the closing panel tab extends. Inner peripheral sidewalls of the clasp lever forming the space allow the clasp lever to rotate around outer peripheral sidewalls of the closing panel tab when the clasp lever pivots around the end of the closing panel. An incessant force component is disposed within the space between the closing panel tab and a rear inner sidewall of the clasp lever and biases the clasp lever to a neutral position with respect to the closing panel. A force applied to an outer surface of the clasp lever against the bias causes the clasp lever to pivot around the end of the closing panel from the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Royal Case Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Henderson
  • Patent number: 8941993
    Abstract: An air-cooling apparatus is provided which includes a heat exchanger door and a catch bracket. The door is hingedly mounted to the air inlet or outlet side of an electronics rack, and includes: a door frame spanning at least a portion of the air inlet or outlet side of the rack, wherein the frame includes an airflow opening which facilitates airflow through the rack; an air-to-coolant heat exchanger supported by the door frame and disposed so that airflow through the airflow opening passes thereacross; and a door latch mechanism to selectively latch the heat exchanger door to the rack. The catch bracket is attached to the rack and sized to extend from the rack into the heat exchanger door through a catch opening, and the door latch mechanism is configured and mounted within the heat exchanger door to physically engage the catch bracket within the heat exchanger door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Howard V. Mahaney, Jr., William M. Megarity, Roger R. Schmidt, Tejas Shah, Scott A. Shurson
  • Publication number: 20150021328
    Abstract: A dual function two stage draw latch has a first stage loop member pivotally attached at one end to a latch lever pivotally mounted to a base member secured to a wall of a first container. A second stage loop member is pivotally attached to the other end of the first stage loop member. The free end of the second stage loop member is able to engage a catch mounted on a wall of a second container stacked on top of the first container to provide a holding force for the two containers. This free end is also able to engage a catch element mounted on a container lid to hold the lid in place. Electrically conductive strips interconnect the latch and catch to provide electrical interconnection between the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Shengbo Zhu, Su Shiong Huang
  • Patent number: 8929075
    Abstract: An air-cooling method is provided which includes providing a heat exchanger door and a catch bracket. The door is hingedly mounted to the air inlet or outlet side of an electronics rack, and includes: a door frame spanning at least a portion of the air inlet or outlet side of the rack, wherein the frame includes an airflow opening which facilitates airflow through the rack; an air-to-coolant heat exchanger supported by the door frame and disposed so that airflow through the airflow opening passes thereacross; and a door latch mechanism to selectively latch the heat exchanger door to the rack. The catch bracket is attached to the rack and sized to extend from the rack into the heat exchanger door through a catch opening, and the door latch mechanism is configured and mounted within the heat exchanger door to physically engage the catch bracket within the heat exchanger door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Howard V. Mahaney, Jr., William M. Megarity, Roger R. Schmidt, Tejas Shah, Scott A. Shurson
  • Patent number: 8925979
    Abstract: A latching system for releasably securing a first member to a second member in a closed position. The latching system includes a command latch assembly comprising a hook latch assembly including a handle selectively moveable from a first handle position toward a second handle position and a hook member adapted to selectively engage a first keeper when the handle is in the first handle position and to disengage from the first keeper when the handle is moved to the second handle position. The latching system also includes a remotely located slave latch assembly comprising a pin latch assembly adapted to secure a second keeper to the pin latch assembly when the handle of the hook latch assembly is in the first handle position and to disengage the second keeper when the handle of the hook latch assembly is moved to the second handle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hartwell Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Andres Hernandez, Thomas J. Helsley, Timothy S. Rozema
  • Patent number: 8894012
    Abstract: An aircraft nacelle includes, on its outside surface, at least one opening that is blocked by at least one movable part (16) that is kept in closed position by at least one locking mechanism that connects the movable part (16) to another part of the nacelle (16?), characterized in that it includes an anchoring point (32) on one of the two parts (16?) that are to be connected, and a detachable link (34) that is connected to a traction element (36) that is integral with the other part (16) that is to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Hemeury, Christian Gerri
  • Patent number: 8864185
    Abstract: A latch includes a body having first end and a second end, a trigger-catch-pin, and a pin adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the trigger-catch-pin within the body. The latch includes a handle having a first end and a second end, an exterior surface, and a trigger. The second end of the handle is attached pivotally to the body such that the handle is moveable between a closed position, in which the trigger of the handle is releasably engaged with the trigger-catch-pin, and an open position, in which the trigger of the handle is disengaged from the trigger-catch-pin. The pin adjustment mechanism is adapted to adjust the position of the trigger-catch-pin within the body and, in turn, the position of the first end of the handle relative to the body, so that the exterior surface of the handle may be positioned flush with an exterior surface of an external structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventor: Thai Do
  • Publication number: 20140284944
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a lock for a door arrangement, wherein a catch and a pawl are provided. The catch can be brought into an opening position and into a closed position. The catch may be brought into holding engagement with a lock striker. The pawl may be brought into an engagement position. The pawl may be deflected into a release position. A pawl actuation lever is provided for deflecting the pawl. An engagement arrangement is provided. The engagement arrangement comprises a deflection lever on the side of the pawl actuation lever and a counter contour on the side of the pawl. The deflection lever is configured to engage the counter contour. An actuation movement of the pawl actuation lever can deflect the pawl into the release position. An inertial characteristic of the deflection lever causes a deflection movement along a free-wheeling path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: David Rosales, Michael Wittelsbuerger
  • Patent number: 8740147
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure relief latch for aircraft, able to absorb vibrations and shocks without inopportune opening, as well as to adapt to dimensional stresses during its assembly. The latch includes: a console, a lever mounted on the console, and an opening effort exerted on a fulcrum of the lever causing an angular displacement of the fulcrum between a closing position and an opening position. The latch also includes a roller able to roll against a profile of the lever and connected to an elastic return device. The latch further being provided with means able to vary the angular displacement of the fulcrum of the lever according to the opening effort, with two different slopes according to an opening effort E1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: LISI Aerospace
    Inventors: Vincent Defrance, Marc Roussy, Etienne Luneau
  • Patent number: 8733802
    Abstract: A door-locking device for locking a door of a household appliance, the door providing a closure hook, and at least a gasket provided on the door and/or on the household appliance. The device providing a locking hook, coupling with the household appliance closure hook, a slider, movable along a direction substantially parallel to a household appliance wall on which the door is provided, a recovery lever compensating for clearance of the gasket sealing closure, and a mechanical coupling for the locking hook and the recovery lever, the locking hook being rotably coupled with the mechanical coupling and being movable according to a direction substantially perpendicular with respect to the movement direction of the slider, an elastic arm being further provided in a second embodiment, aiming to maintain the mechanical coupling in a door closure position, and interaction elements arranged between the slider and the mechanical coupling for locking each other in the door closure position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Bitron S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Promutico, Gianpaolo Barone, Andrea Saccocci
  • Patent number: 8579232
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a part defining an aerodynamic surface against which flows an air stream, with at least one hood able to block an opening made at the aerodynamic surface, kept in the closed position by at least one locking mechanism, and an access flap for the locking mechanism, pivoting relative to the hood around an axis substantially parallel to the flow direction of the air stream and including elements for keeping it flattened against the hood, characterized in that it includes a device for protection of the access flap that includes a coverage plate that pivots around an axis of rotation, and which is able to occupy a first position in which it projects relative to the aerodynamic surface and another position in which after pivoting around the axis of rotation, it is flattened against the outside surface of the access flap such that the protective device limits the appearance of a scoop phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Hemeury, Christian Gerri
  • Patent number: 8567828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a snap-type locking device for releasable and principally external keeping together of two parts and comprising at least one grip part at least one grip part, at least one movable arm and at least one spring, said at least one movable arm being turnably attached to said at least one grip part as well as, directly or indirectly, to a first part of said two parts. Said at least one spring abuts said at least one grip part in order to urge the same in a direction away from said two parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kapman AB
    Inventors: Mårten Andrén, Hans Himbert, Conny Jansson
  • Publication number: 20130106119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a locking device suitable for allowing or restricting access into an area or space, the locking device (1) comprising at least one locking element (9) arranged to,in a first locking state, engage a striking arrangement (11), such as a strike plate, for holding a closing element (3), such as a door, locked, and, in a second, non-locking state, to allow movement of the closing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Stendals El AB
    Inventor: Jan Stendal
  • Patent number: 8327756
    Abstract: An oven system is disclosed that includes an oven housing. A door is hingedly attached to the housing through a locking assembly designed to lock and seal an opening in the housing. The locking assembly includes floating latch and hinge systems which can be translated into and away from the opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kitchen Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Steve Hoffman, Jesus Cordero