Push Or Pull Rod Patents (Class 292/127)
  • Patent number: 10295292
    Abstract: A biased latch subassembly is disclosed. The biased latch subassembly includes a shaft body, a rocker latch, a latch pin, a biasing member and a latch actuator. The latch pin rotatably-connects the rocker latch to the shaft body. The biasing member is disposed against the rocker latch and the shaft body. The latch actuator engages a portion of the shaft body. The latch actuator is manipulatable between at least a first position relative the shaft body and a second position relative the shaft body. When the latch actuator is arranged in the first position, the latch actuator urges the rocker latch into an un-latched position with the shaft body. When the latch actuator is arranged in the second position, the latch actuator permits the rocker latch to assume a latched position relative the shaft body. A pod assembly is also disclosed, which includes the biased latch subassembly and an indexing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Leapers, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai-Lai Ding, Tat Shing Yu
  • Patent number: 9353984
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a first door that is rotatably provided so as to open/close a storage compartment, a second door that is rotatably provided in the front of the first door so as to open/close the first door, and a door anti-opening unit that prevents or allows opening of the second door depending on whether the first door is opened or closed. The door anti-opening unit prevents the second door from being unintentionally opened when the first door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Mok Kim, Seong Woo Kim, Jae Hak Kim, Seung Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9062476
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a portable electronic device includes a cable having a length, a first end, and a second end. The security apparatus also includes a lock head coupled to the first end of the cable. The lock head is configured to selectively engage the portable electronic device and is movable by the cable between a first position, in which the lock head is secured to the portable electronic device, and a second position, in which the lock head is unsecured from the portable electronic device. The security apparatus further includes an actuator assembly coupled to the second end of the cable and spaced a distance from the lock head along the length of the cable. The actuator assembly is operable to actuate the cable to move the lock head between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: James Kao, John Hung, Bruce Fitz-Earle, Mike Otsuka, William De Meulenaere
  • Patent number: 8544885
    Abstract: A parking stand arrangement for a tractor-mounted front loader includes a parking stand mounted to each of a pair of arm sections which are inclined downwardly and forwardly to a carried implement resting on the ground. Each parking stand includes a support leg and a brace, the latter being about half the length of the former and having a rear end pivotally mounted to a location approximately halfway between opposite ends of the support leg and an forward end pivotally mounted to a lower region of an associated loader arm section. The support leg and brace may be stored on the loader arm section by folding them together with a catch carried by the brace becoming releasably engaged with the support leg. The folded support leg and brace are then pivoted against the loader arm section and secured to it by a releasable latch which secures the top of the support leg to the arm section to establish a stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Henry Albert Lanting, Radu Traian Guja, Scott Robert Jamieson, Henry Friesen
  • Publication number: 20120262856
    Abstract: A two-way latch mechanism includes a hook disposed inside a host for engaging with a first hole on a panel and for engaging with a second hole on the panel after the panel rotates relative to the host at 180 degrees. The two-way latch mechanism further includes an actuating component. Two pushing portions are respectively disposed on two sides of the actuating component. One of the pushing portions slides at a first direction for separating the hook from the first hole, and the other slides at the first direction for separating the hook from the second hole. The two-way latch mechanism further includes two elastic components for respectively providing elastic forces on the actuating component, so as to hold the actuating component at a predetermined position stably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Jeng Yu
  • Publication number: 20120043766
    Abstract: A latch assembly is provided, the latch assembly having: a fork bolt pivotally secured to the latch assembly for movement between an unlatched position and a latched position; a detent lever pivotally secured to the latch assembly for movement between an engaged position and a disengaged position, wherein the fork bolt is prevented from moving toward the unlatched position from the latched position when the detent lever is in the engaged position; a frame, the frame having a striker opening and a first opening; and a secondary lever pivotally mounted to the latch assembly for movement between a first position, wherein a hasp of the secondary lever is positioned over the striker opening and a second position wherein the hasp is not positioned over the striker opening and wherein a feature of the secondary lever blocks access to the first opening when the secondary lever is in the first position and wherein the feature of the secondary lever does not block access to the first opening when the secondary lever is
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Kurt E. Nurmi, John F. Reelhorn, Rogelio Terrazas
  • Publication number: 20110140402
    Abstract: A parking stand arrangement for a tractor-mounted front loader includes a parking stand mounted to each of a pair of arm sections which are inclined downwardly and forwardly to a carried implement resting on the ground. Each parking stand includes a support leg and a brace, the latter being about half the length of the former and having a rear end pivotally mounted to a location approximately halfway between opposite ends of the support leg and an forward end pivotally mounted to a lower region of an associated loader arm section. The support leg and brace may be stored on the loader arm section by folding them together with a catch carried by the brace becoming releasably engaged with the support leg. The folded support leg and brace are then pivoted against the loader arm section and secured to it by a releasable latch which secures the top of the support leg to the arm section to establish a stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Henry Albert Lanting, Radu Traian Guja, Scott Robert Jamieson, Henry Friesen
  • Patent number: 7398564
    Abstract: A closure apparatus and a method of installing the same are provided. The closure apparatus is adapted to mount to a toilet having a cover (5), a bowl ledge (4), and a flush mechanism (3, 30). The closure apparatus includes a mounting bolt (15) having an opening therethrough and a rod (8) disposed within the opening. The apparatus also includes a spring (9) that is adapted to be deformed by the rod to thereby bias the rod and a lever (11) movable with respect to the mounting bolt. A latch release mechanism (25, 27) coupled to the lever is also included. Upon flushing the toilet when the cover is open, and when the closure apparatus is mounted on the bowl ledge, the latch release mechanism causes the latch point of the lever to move with respect to the mounting bolt and allows the spring to move the rod, which pushes the cover, to thereby close the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Andersen
  • Patent number: 7201030
    Abstract: A gate lock device with front and rear units to be mounted on opposite sides of a structure associated with the gate and against which the gate closes. A gravity latch, displaceably mounted in the housing of the front unit, is engageable with a keeper pin. The front and rear units are provided with key-operated locks which are operable to lock and unlock the gravity latch. The rear unit includes an axially displaceable actuator operable to unlock the gravity latch when the key-operated locks are unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: E. Erik Timothy
  • Patent number: 7110713
    Abstract: A safety structure for a cover device includes a base assembly and a cover assembly. The base assembly has a concave portion. The cover assembly is hinged to the base assembly and may cover the base assembly. The cover assembly has a cover body and a projection, which may elastically protrude out of and retract into the cover body, and may be fit into the concave portion for positioning. The projection is configured such that it may retract into the cover body to prevent an object from being hurt when the cover assembly is placed down and touches the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Avision Inc.
    Inventor: Sung-Po Cheng
  • Patent number: 7080531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latch having a button pawl shaft for attaching two panels together at two different points. The shaft of the latch has bezels in which the shaft rotates connected to one of the panels. The shaft has pawls at both ends which engage a keeper on a second panel and disengage and clear the keeper when a force is applied to the button on the shaft thereby rotating the shaft. A precompressed torsion spring provides a force on the button at all times. When a user presses on the button thereby rotating the shaft such that the pawls disengage with keepers the spring will rotate the shaft and button back to the same position as that prior to the user applying a force on the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Southco, Inc
    Inventors: Fabrice Vitry, Andrew Thornton
  • Patent number: 6837461
    Abstract: The present invention provides a balance load actuator for effecting motion between a first part and a second part. An embodiment of the present invention comprises a main housing; a shaft; a motion transfer assembly; and a load balancing assembly. The balance load actuator receives substantial external loads through a load balance assembly and distributes the loads to the main housing, thus relieving undue stress otherwise exerted on the shaft and enabling lighter and smaller design components and construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Shiao
  • Patent number: 6695363
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for a secondary lock for securing accessories in a radiation therapy system. The latching mechanism provided in accordance with the present invention includes a primary lock, a secondary lock, and a retainer shaft. The primary lock includes a head at a first end of the primary lock, and a protrusion at a first side of the primary lock. The secondary lock includes a main body, an engagement tang at a first end and a first side of the main body, and a locking tang at the first end and a second side of the main body. The retainer shaft is coupled to the primary lock and the main body of the secondary lock, where the secondary lock is fixedly positioned when the protrusion engages the accessory and the head resides between the engagement tang and the locking tang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund Leung Ma
  • Patent number: 6513351
    Abstract: A gravity latch for a gate has a front unit having a key operated lock accessible from its front face and a latching tongue mounted in a housing and adapted to capture and retain a striker pin for use with the latch and mounted on a gate, the front unit having a locking element adapted to be displaced by the lock when key operated and a connection arrangement for, connecting to a separate rear unit adapted to be mounted on the opposite side of the gate post. The rear unit has a similar key operated lock and connects through a connection element of an elongate form. A lost-motion connection is provided in association with each lock so that each lock can be actuated independently and either can lock or unlock the latching tongue, and when the tongue is unlocked the rear unit, through a push-button can displace the tongue to release the striker pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: D & D Group Pty Limited
    Inventor: Anthony John Clark
  • Patent number: 6302098
    Abstract: A motorized door latch assembly for locking an oven door in a locked and sealed position for purposes of cleaning the oven. A motor and cam cause a latch rod extending from front to back to translate, causing a latch plate to move between three different positions. In one position the latch plate prevents the oven door from opening. In another position the latch plate is pulled inwardly so the oven door is in a locked and sealed position. In its locked and sealed position the door may be opened by biasing the latch plate against the bias of a biaser extending between a fixed location on a mounting plate and a fixed location on the latch plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: France/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventor: Donald E. Smith
  • Patent number: 5813793
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for facilitating connection between a first housing and a second housing. The locking mechanism mounted in the mounting region of the second housing and includes a plunger mounted for movement up to an extended position, a biasing device urging the plunger toward the extended position, a catch spring, and a release button having a ramp, such release button being mounted on the second housing for back and forth movement in a direction transverse to the direction of the plunger and along a path that brings the ramp into contact with the catch spring when the release button is moved forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Allan Scott Baucom
  • Patent number: 5329865
    Abstract: A security box assembly has a body portion and a cover portion. The cover portion has a top wall with hook and loop type fastener sheets for adhering the box to the undersurface of a table or counter, and has depending walls defining a downwardly open hollow interior. The body portion has a bottom wall with upstanding walls defining an upwardly open hollow interior. The body portion is moveable to and from a closed, locked position against the underside of the cover portion, in which portion the upwardly and downwardly facing openings are in registration. A parallelogram linkage system consisting of pairs of parallel pivoted links on each side of the assembly connect the side walls of the body portion with side walls of the cover portion thereby enabling the body portion to move downwardly and forwardly from the closed, locked position to an open position providing ready access to the interior of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Jeffrey McWard
  • Patent number: 5020835
    Abstract: A rod end lock for latching heavy objects. The rod end lock has a barrel with a mounting end and a latch end. The latch end has a bite portion such that a keeper is secured at a location centered about the axis of the barrel. The mounting end is coaxial with the barrel and has the same centerline. A locking element is movably connected to the barrel and is biased in a closed position such that the locking element and the bite portion form an enclosed space therebetween for latching the keeper. The keeper is released by actuating the locking element to the open position thereby overcoming the bias to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Hartwell Corporation
    Inventor: L. Richard Poe
  • Patent number: 4984833
    Abstract: A lock hook for a door of a computer cabinet is described. The lock hook is pivotable about a pivot axis into a closed and an open position. Commonly, locking devices project out of the main surface of the door of computer cabinets when the lock hooks thereof are in the open position. The present invention solves this problem by pivoting the lock hook completely into an opening in the main surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Knurr
  • Patent number: 4904003
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a latch device for latching an inclinable bark rest cushion to a seatback of a seat when the cushion is snugly received in a tunnel formed in the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignees: Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd., Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamazaki, Toshiyuki Hara, Yuji Tanaka, Takayuki Mouri
  • Patent number: 4902051
    Abstract: A rod end lock for latching heavy objects. The rod end lock has a barrel with a mounting end and a latch end. The latch end has a bite portion such that a keeper is secured at a location centered about the axis of the barrel. The mounting end is coaxial with the barrel and has the same centerline. A locking element is movably connected to the barrel and is biased in a closed position such that the locking element and the bite portion form an enclosed space therebetween for latching the keeper. The keeper is released by actuating the locking element to the open position thereby overcoming the bias to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: The Hartwell Corporation
    Inventor: L. Richard Poe
  • Patent number: 4833547
    Abstract: In an portable facsimile equipment comprising a cover body and a main body: the cover body having a reading head and a printing head is pivotally connected to the main body having a reading roller, a printing roller, a roll body and respective driving unit.And a cover body closing device for use in above portable facsimile equipment compirses a lock piece, a lock pin, urging unit, locking unit and an unlocking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Nissei Opto Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Mase
  • Patent number: 4538844
    Abstract: A device to lock a door body provided on a main body, wherein by a sliding body provided slidably on a framework attached to the inside of the door body and having such an operational mechanism as to be pushed within the framework by first pushing and to be protruded forwards by second pushing, a hook body provided turnably within the framework is protruded out of a window hole provided at one side of the framework so as to be engaged with and disengaged from the main body side. The sliding body has a knob at its outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Murakoshi Seiko
    Inventor: Minoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4519641
    Abstract: A door opening-closing apparatus for large-sized refrigerators, the apparatus having a grip seat secured to a door, and a grip, acutating lever, and latch pivotally attached to the grip seat, a push rod penetrating the door, and a latch support. The outer end of the push rod is brought into contact with one end of the actuating lever, and one end of the latch is contacted with the other end of the actuating lever. The actuating lever is pivoted by pushing against the inner end of the push rod to undo the engagement between the latch support and the other end of the latch. The push rod is disposed inclined with respect to the door, so as to be more remote from the side pillar as the push rod extends from the outer end to the inner end thereof. By this arrangement, the push rod can be advantageously disposed closer to the side pillar without any fear of collision between the push rod inner and the side pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Inventor: Toshimichi Fujiya
  • Patent number: 4371200
    Abstract: A latch for a barbed wire gate. A swinging hooked latch arm is operated by a novel sliding cam arrangement to effect closure of the latch. A pawl holds the latch arm in the closed position around the gate post. Pulling the gate post further toward the latch releases the pawl permitting spring means to swing the latch arm to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Inventor: Thomas M. Porter
  • Patent number: 4223940
    Abstract: A lid for a glove compartment of a vehicle, or the like, comprised of an upper and a lower injection molded lid half, which halves are secured together, a lock for the glove compartment lid, including a swiveling lock bar, which is held to the lid, and a cam carrying tumbler which is moved to position cams for swivel opening the lock bar when the tumbler is pushed in, the lid halves are shaped with various recesses, holes and shapings for being supported in relative positions and for receiving and holding the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: Gebr. Happich GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Janz, Manfred Schneider
  • Patent number: 4195866
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for securing a removable closure panel in a vehicle body roof opening includes first and second keepers mounted on the vehicle body at the opposite sides of the roof opening. First and second operating levers are pivotally mounted on the closure panel for movement about spaced axes and are respectively pivotally connected with first and second latch bolts having interengaging gear teeth which rotate the operating levers through 90.degree. of rotation oppositely of each other between latching positions wherein the operating levers are positioned generally colinear with each other and the latch bolts to extend the latch bolts into engagement with the keepers and unlatching positions wherein the operating levers are located generally parallel to one another and normal to the latched bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Tundo, Edward A. Schneidewind
  • Patent number: 4174128
    Abstract: An anti-rattle mechanism for automatically and releasably latching a door hinged to a vehicle body is disclosed. The mechanism comprises a cylindrical pin carried by a first mounting member which pin is compressively captured against an abutment surface on a second mounting member by a cam hook member pivotally carried by the second mounting member. The compressive capture of the cylindrical pin against the abutment surface by the cam hook member to provide automatic latching and anti-rattle features is described. A specific embodiment including minimum moving parts and providing for one-handed operation is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventor: Wayne G. Styck
  • Patent number: 4159837
    Abstract: The combination of a door stop and releasable latching device, whereby a keeper member is mounted to a conventional door and positioned thereon to engage a stationary door stop having a latching mechanism coupled therewith, wherein the door stop comprises a main supporting body to be mounted in a fixed position relative to the keeper member, the fixed body having a slidable bumper cover which is spring biased in an outwardly direction to engage the head of the keeper, and wherein a latching lever is pivotally mounted to the fixed body and arranged to be actuated by the movement of the slidable bumper cover for releasable latching over the head of the keeper when the door is positioned in an open mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Assignee: Morita Hardware Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Y. Morita
  • Patent number: 4140255
    Abstract: A bumper mounted spare wheel carrier for a vehicle is foldable downwardly to afford access to a trunk or door of the vehicle. The carrier includes a spring biased latch element which secures the carrier in vertical position. A resilient operating lever secured to the latch element is deformable under stress and when maintained in stressed condition provides a positive safety lock for the latch element independent of the spring biasing means. Novel wheel retaining means cooperating with the carrier selectively secure different sizes of wheels on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Blackstone Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Raywood C. Weiler
  • Patent number: 4129325
    Abstract: A door latch for a cab whereby a door is held in the open position by the latch which is operative by a handle passing through the cab having linear motion to operate a pawl having pivotal motion for engaging a detent on the door. Further, the handle mounting is a compact one with biasing means and a seal thereon all enclosed within a segment of the cab wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Assignee: Massey-Ferguson Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Hern, Joseph L. Buccellato
  • Patent number: 4087669
    Abstract: An electric master switch including an actuating member which is fastened to a mounting wall and is coupled to a housing containing the switching elements of the switch by means of resilient locking arms disposed in engagement with the actuating member. Wedge-shaped slide members are disposed between the locking arms and the housing for disengaging the locking arms from the actuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Heinrich Sauer
  • Patent number: 4056276
    Abstract: A door lock device suitable for operation with electrically operated means, which in turn can be actuated by magnetic card, special turn key, or a key punch combination for security purposes. If desired the lock device may be operated with a suitable mechanical or key lock mechanism. The door lock comprises a pivoting latch dog or bolt which is triggered to a locked position upon closing of a door. The pivoting dog or bolt is controlled by a toggle linkage which can be positioned near, on, or over-center to hold the door positively locked against external pressure. Means are provided for releasing the toggle linkage, even under loads against the door, by force directly applied to the toggle linkage between the end pivots of the linkage, and in addition springs are provided for moving the latch dog to an open position positively once the toggle linkage has been released. As the linkage is released the latch bolt moves the door to an ajar position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1977
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Jarvis
  • Patent number: 3966244
    Abstract: An installation for securing pivotal hoods or flaps, particularly engine hoods for motor vehicles, which are unlatched from the interior space of the vehicle and can be released externally from a locked or stop position by a lever secured at a safety hook which itself is pivotally mounted spring-loaded at the hood and cooperates with a fixed counter-member; after the release of the interior latching mechanism, the safety hook is pivoted into a locking or stop position by an upwardly directed movement of the hood, in the course of which the lever pivotally mounted at the safety hook is displaced out of a normal, covered-off position into an externally accessible position for the disengagement out of the stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Kleisser, Gotz Motting