Rigid Patents (Class 292/202)
  • Patent number: 10575416
    Abstract: Provided are a display screen component and a display screen device having the same. The display screen component includes: a module rear shell; a display light board, the display light board being provided on the module rear shell; and a display light board separating structure, the display light board separating structure being disposed between the module rear shell and the display light board, the display light board separating structure including a ferromagnetic body, so that the display light board separating structure separates the display light board from the module rear shell under the action of an external magnetic force. The technical solution of some embodiments of the present disclosure effectively solves a problem in the related art that a module rear shell and a display light board are difficult to separate during disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LEYARD OPTOELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingfeng Li, Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10563430
    Abstract: A latch assembly for use with a cabinet that includes a cabinet body having a cabinet face and a moving component that moves relative to the cabinet face, includes an attachment assembly and a locking assembly. The attachment assembly is selectively coupled to the cabinet face. The attachment assembly includes an attacher body having a first arm that provides pressure on a back of the cabinet face, and a second arm that provides pressure on a front of the cabinet face when the attachment assembly is coupled to the cabinet face. The second arm is flexibly coupled to the first arm. The locking assembly is coupled to the attachment assembly. The locking assembly is selectively movable between a locked position, when the moving component is inhibited from moving relative to the cabinet face, and an unlocked position, when the moving component can be freely moved relative to the cabinet face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory P. Hertrich
  • Patent number: 10464634
    Abstract: A bicycle rear derailleur is basically provided with a base member including a frame mounting portion having a mounting opening, and a fastening member extending through the mounting opening of the base member. The fastening member has a first threaded portion and a placement portion adjacent to the first threaded portion. An adjusting member is configured to adjust a position of the bicycle rear derailleur relative to a bicycle. An intermediate member includes a contact portion disposed between the adjusting member and the bicycle. The intermediate member has a second threaded portion configured to threadedly engage with the first threaded portion of the fastening member. The second threaded portion has an innermost diameter that is smaller than the outermost diameter of the first threaded portion. The intermediate member is disposed on the placement portion of the fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ueda, Shouta Suyama, Kenta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10458152
    Abstract: A gate assembly including a pivoting gate element secured to a doorway and/or passageway and employing a dual actuator latching mechanism having a simple yet unique locking lever and pawl mechanism for remote and manual latch release freeing the gate to swing to an open position, and automatic re-locking of the latching mechanism. The gate assembly includes a frame element for supporting the pivoting gate element and securing the gate to a doorway and/or passageway as well as latching the gate to a closed position at the frame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PROOFED, INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Schort, Christopher Hamlin, Robert Carrasca, James John Wojcik
  • Patent number: 10227795
    Abstract: A gate latch comprises a pivot point formed by a bolt and a collar, the collar extending from a bottom plate and into the hole of a top plate. The bolt extends into the collar and retains the top plate on the collar and the bottom plate. For example, the gate latch includes a biasing mechanism, such as a spring, secured within a slot of the bottom plate and protected from accidental damage that could occur if the spring were more exposed. The latch may be reversible using a plate that can be flipped in either right or left opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE BANK OF IRELAND, AS COLLATERAL AGENT
    Inventor: Mark Weldon
  • Patent number: 9708833
    Abstract: A swivel lock assembly with electronic and manual actuating means to unlock a handle thereby permitting access to the interior of the cabinet wherein the manual actuator can override the electronic actuator and vice versa. When in a locked position, the handle rests within lock housing such that the handle engages a blocker mounted within the housing. To unlock the handle, the blocker is manipulated by electronic or manual actuation such that the handle is no longer constrained and can be swung away from the housing about a handle pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominik Scheffler, Dewey David, Michael A Webb
  • Patent number: 9663216
    Abstract: A channel latch having a lock for holding the latch bolt closed which includes a secondary locking feature that prevents the lock from being turned. The lock mechanism has a tumbler barrel with a central reciprocal plunger that has a key portion which outwardly projects through the barrel into a keyway in the bolt. The plunger is depressed downward against a spring when a tool is inserted into the tumbler to turn it. The keyway includes longitudinal grooves and a pathway that restrict the upward release of the plunger only when the tumbler is turned to either the locked or unlocked position. Once the plunger is released the key and groove abutment prevents the lock from being turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: QRP, Inc.
    Inventor: Andres Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9659434
    Abstract: Modular wagering game machine signage is described herein. In some embodiments, a modular wagering game machine sign can include a center module including a plurality of support members, at least one outer panel covering the frame, and a lighted faceplate including lighting units. The lighting units can include light emitting diodes (LEDs) and globes. The sign can also includes at least one side module connected to the center module via hand-spinning latches configured to press against one or more of the center module s support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Scott C. Bainbridge, Paul C. Barker, Arturo E. Mancilla, Scott M. Minch
  • Patent number: 9422958
    Abstract: Fasteners are generally described. In some examples, a fastener can be configured to releasably connect a first member to a second member. The fastener can comprise an element that is able to be arranged with respect to the first member. The element can comprise a latching region that is able to assume a latching orientation. The fastener can also comprise a latch that is able to be arranged with respect to the second member. The latch can comprise a latching portion that is able to latch with the latching region when in the latching orientation to connect the first member to the second member. The fastener can be configured such that the element is movable relative to the latch so that, when moved relative to the latch, the element urges the latching portion out of the latching region to enable disconnection of the first member from the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Peter Vullings
  • Patent number: 9109365
    Abstract: An insulated cover for attic openings is provided which is adapted for pivotal mounting to the portion of the building surrounding the attic opening. The insulated cover includes cover structure for positioning in spanning relationship across the opening, a pivotal mount for enabling the cover to pivot from a spanning position enclosing the opening to an access-permitting position, and a magnetic coupler including a plurality of magnetic pairs for releasably holding the cover structure in position. The cover structure includes a recess for receiving a pullcord of the like, and a receiver adapted to couple with a rod for controlled pivoting of the cover structure and release of the magnetic connection between the magnetic pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: McCoy Building Products, LLC
    Inventor: George W. McCoy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8967681
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for an openable window disposed in a cabin provided with a beam that has a first face and a second face includes a lock main body that is attached to the first face so as to be swingable between a closed position and a half-closed position, and a half-lock striker that is disposed on the lock main body. The half-lock striker is engageable with an operation piece provided on the openable window when the lock main body is at the half-closed position. The half-lock striker is positioned on a second face side of the beam at the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Masumoto, Ryuji Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20140333074
    Abstract: A compression latch for a closure, the latch including a housing, a latch member and an input shaft configured to drive the latch. The latch member is pivotably connected to the housing at a latch member pivot point. The latch member includes a latch arm and a striker. The latch arm first end is connected to the input shaft at the latch member pivot point, such that the latch member is pivotable about the latch member pivot point between an open position and a closed position upon operation of the input shaft. The striker is pivotably connected to the latch arm second end at a first striker pivot point. The latch arm is configured to move the striker with respect to the housing in a first arc and the linkage is configured to pivot the striker with respect to the housing about the latch arm in a second arc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Weston Body Hardware Limited
    Inventors: Martin Wollacott, Michael Leslie
  • Patent number: 8882161
    Abstract: A device in a vehicle for locking and unlocking a locking pin of a component includes using a locking hook that cooperates non-positively or positively with the locking pin to provide an unlocked position and a locked position. The locking hook is actuated between the unlocked position and the locked position by an actuating component. The device includes a signaling means for emitting a mechanical signal to at least one of another of the device and a display. The signaling means is connected to and cooperates with the actuating component to emit the mechanical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Willing, Stefan Haida, Alfred Pastoors
  • Patent number: 8876175
    Abstract: A door handle closure system has a positioning washer that holds a door handle in an “open” or “closed” position. The positioning washer is made of a resilient thermoplastic material, providing a positive spring feeling when the door handle reaches the opened or closed positions. The door handle (1) has a longitudinal rib (1.2) received in a cut (2.3) provided in the washer (2). In the open position, the washer (2) has external upsets which are received within two entrances (3.2) located in the fixed bushing (3). In any intermediate position, the external upsets (2.1) are dislocated from the entrances (3.2) of the fixed bushing (3), deforming part of the washer (2), so as to reduce its original diameter, in effect, loading the “spring”. In the closed position, the external upsets (2.1) are received within two entrances (3.2) located opposite thereto in the fixed bushing (3), relieving the spring pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Unikey Componentes Industriais Ltda.
    Inventor: Antônio Jorge Freire Lopes
  • Publication number: 20140167426
    Abstract: The lock assemblies as described herein engage with keepers on movable sashes and include features designed to provide additional sealing functions to the lock assembly by incorporating a ribbon seal within a catch housing of the lock assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard Lagos, Les Stener, Tim Kelley, Byran Kendall, Kurt Koenig
  • Publication number: 20140097624
    Abstract: A pawl actuation device includes a movable input member that shifts from a first position to an actuated position. The pawl actuation device also includes linkage that selectively interconnects the movable input member and the pawl such that movement of the movable input member at a first velocity causes the pawl to shift to an unlatched position, and movement of the movable input member at a second velocity that is substantially greater than the first velocity does not cause the pawl to shift to its unlatched position, such that pawl remains in its latched position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kosta Papanikolaou, Rajesh K. Patel, David Manuel Rogers, Livianu Dorin Puscas
  • Publication number: 20140084604
    Abstract: A closure device for a compartment, in particular a glove compartment, which is able to be closed by a flap, in motor vehicles, wherein the flap is designed to be displaceable by a force in a reversible manner between a released position and a blocked position in the direction of the action of a force, wherein the flap has a pivoting mechanism with a lock, wherein the lock is designed to be movable into the blocked position due to the action of a force and then comes into engagement with the locking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Torsten Voigt, Simon Higgins
  • Publication number: 20140075844
    Abstract: An interlocking assembly for a dual hinged door, includes a first latch and second latch each rotatably secured to opposing sides of the door. Each Latch is linked to a first and second interference member respectively, such that positioning the first latch in an open position rotates first interference member in a path of rotation of the second interference member. In that configuration, second interference member is not permitted to rotate and prevents the second latch from opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Walker, Lawrence A. Hillegonds, Robert L. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20140054920
    Abstract: A tonneau cover latching mechanism is described. The tonneau cover latching mechanism provides for the tonneau cover to be slammed or closed shut in a single motion and engage at two points on the pick-up truck to secure the tonneau cover in a closed position. The tonneau cover latching mechanism may include a lockable handle. A link is engaged to the handle. The link is engaged to a spring loading mechanism. A first rod is rotatably engaged to the spring loading mechanism. A second rod is rotatably engaged to the spring loading mechanism. The first rod engages and disengages the first striker. The second rod engages and disengages a second striker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Steven Jeffries, Norman Allen Smith
  • Publication number: 20140035293
    Abstract: A latch assembly is provided that includes a housing. The latch assembly also includes a latch in rotatable connection with the housing at a first axis. The latch assembly also includes a drive lug in rotatable connection with the housing at a second axis, wherein the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis on the housing. Rotation of the drive lug in a first rotational direction responsive to a striker acting on a first portion of the drive lug is operative to cause the latch to rotate in the same first rotational direction as the drive lug, such that a first portion of the latch moves in transverse relation relative to the striker to a position in which the striker extends between the first portion of the drive lug and the first portion of the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE EASTERN COMPANY
    Inventors: Lee S. Weinerman, Grant A. Lugas, David J. Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20140035297
    Abstract: A sash lock assembly comprises a window sash frame component, a sash lock having a sash body, and at least one fastener. The sash lock body is mounted on a top of the window sash frame component. The sash lock body includes at least one fastener passage. One exemplary sash lock assembly has the at least one fastener is installed from a rear of the sash lock body, through the at least one angled fastener passage, and into the top of the window sash frame component to secure the sash lock body to the window sash frame component and conceal the at least one fastener is from view without applying an additional cover. One exemplary sash lock assembly has at least one mounting projection that fits within at least one opening in the top of the window sash frame component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Kreuser, Joel Williamson, Matthew A. Tosi
  • Publication number: 20130328331
    Abstract: A compression latch comprising a housing, a handle, and a latch member is provided. The housing has an inboard and an outboard side, and defines a plane substantially parallel to a closure plane. The handle is pivotably connected to the housing at a handle pivot point having a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to said plane, and the latch member is pivotably connected to the housing through a latch member pivot point, which is remote and inboard from the handle pivot point and also has a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to that of the handle pivot point. The latch member is pivotable about the latch member pivot point between an open and a closed position. The handle is connected to the latch member by a first linkage so the latch member is moveable between said open and closed positions by angular movement of the handle about the handle pivot point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Metalrax Specialist Applications Limited
    Inventors: Martin Wollacott, Michael Leslie, Mark Jeffries
  • Publication number: 20130328330
    Abstract: A latch mechanism system for earthquake and child proofing cabinet door is disclosed. The latch mechanism can be connected to a preexisting cabinet door and either a preexisting or a new door handle. The latch mechanism system can be set with a preferred frictional resistance to increase or decrease the difficulty of turning the door handle in order to open the cabinet door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8550507
    Abstract: A tilt latch system that comprises an actuator movable from a first position to a second position; a lock-out member movable from a retracted position to an extended position upon movement of the actuator from the first position to the second position; and an engagement member movable from an engaged position to a disengaged position upon movement of the actuator from the first position to the second position is provided. The actuator and the engagement member are maintained in the second and disengaged positions, respectively, when the lock-out member is in the extended position. The actuator and the engagement member are automatically biased to the first position and the engaged position, respectively, upon movement of the lock-out member from the extended to the retracted position. The tilt latch system may further comprise a lock-out device and/or be optionally utilized in a modular configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael A. Barton, Gordon H. Liebel, Eric A. Baczuk
  • Patent number: 8544900
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for releasably latching or holding a first member with respect to a second member in a structure. The latch mechanism includes a bolt assembly, mounting brackets, and a locking trigger. The latch mechanism also includes a rotatable locking cam for providing retention of the bolt assembly in a latched or locked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hartwell Corporation
    Inventors: Steven P. Elbrecht, James R. Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20130234452
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for an openable window disposed in a cabin provided with a beam that has a first face and a second face includes a lock main body that is attached to the first face so as to be swingable between a closed position and a half-closed position, and a half-lock striker that is disposed on the lock main body. The half-lock striker is engageable with an operation piece provided on the openable window when the lock main body is at the half-closed position. The half-lock striker is positioned on a second face side of the beam at the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Masumoto, Ryuji Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20130200636
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes an escutcheon and a handle pivotably connected to the escutcheon at an interface. The handle includes a projection for engaging a clutch of a slide. A cam is pivotably engaged with the slide and includes a tailpiece adapted for engagement with a locking mechanism. Lifting or lowering the handle actuates the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Amesbury Group, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8485570
    Abstract: A door lock assembly for a vehicle door comprises a door inner panel, including a stop, and a bell crank assembly. The bell crank assembly includes a bell crank main plate mounted adjacent to the door inner panel and pivotable about a bell crank pivot axis, a door lock rod extending generally vertically from the main plate and including an end accessible by a vehicle occupant, a latch rod extending horizontally from the main plate and including an end engaging a latch for locking and unlocking the latch, and an inertial pendulum having a first end affixed to the main plate and an opposed free end cantilevered from the main plate, with the inertial pendulum configured so that inertia on the inertial pendulum causes the free end to engage the stop to prevent rotation of the main plate during a vehicle impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Konchan
  • Publication number: 20130146351
    Abstract: A mounting assembly includes a latching mechanism, an engaging member, and an actuating member. The latching mechanism is pivotably secured to a base. The engaging member is secured to a cover. The actuating member is pivotably secured to the engaging member. The actuating member is rotatable relative to the engaging member, between a locked position and an unlocked position; when the actuating member is in the locked position, the latching mechanism is engaged with the engaging member to secure the cover to the base, and when the actuating member is in the unlocked position the latching mechanism is rotated to disengage it from the engaging member, and the actuating member biases the latching mechanism to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUN-LUNG CHEN, CHUNG CHAI, DA-LONG SUN
  • Publication number: 20130127183
    Abstract: A locking device for a tool box and includes a body and a decoration plate. The body has a recess and a protrusion is located in the recess. The decoration plate is mounted to the recess to reinforce the body. The decoration plate has an opening through which the protrusion extends through and is exposed on the front side of the decoration plate. The protrusion has different color from that of the decoration plate to provide more distinguishable feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Fu-Shiong Chang
  • Patent number: 8444190
    Abstract: A latching device for at least two housing parts, in which a snap-on connection as well as a latching connection between the housing parts is produced by a correspondingly designed rotary knob/pushbutton function. The actuating button preferably is respectively arranged on two opposing sidewalls of an upper housing part, wherein the actuating button respectively acts upon a spring lever that is arranged on the inner wall of the upper housing part. During assembly of the upper housing part and a lower housing part, a forced snap-on connection between the two housing parts is produced and can only be disengaged again by exerting pressure upon the actuating buttons on both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Schmidt, Frank Quast, Klaus Olejarz
  • Publication number: 20130106122
    Abstract: A latch includes a base, a drive shaft and cam, and a handle attached pivotally to the drive shaft. The handle is moveable between a closed position, a pop-up position, and an open position. A slide plate is attached slidably to the base and engaged with the cam. A swivel arm is attached pivotally to the base and the slide plate. A bolt assembly is attached to the swivel arm, and a plunger is mounted within the base. In its closed position, the handle engages the plunger to engage a switch and the bolt assembly engages a structure. In the handle's pop-up position, the plunger moves to a retracted position and disengages the switch. When the handle is moved to the open position, the drive shaft and cam are rotated so that the slide plate slides and the swivel arm pivots to swing the bolt assembly away from the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: THAI DO, CHI PAN
  • Publication number: 20130015672
    Abstract: A lock device comprising a lock mechanism configured to be mounted on a door, the lock mechanism including a locking member having extended and refracted positions relative to the door for releasably securing the door relative to an adjacent structure, and the lock mechanism including a pivoting member operably connected to the locking member such that pivotal movement of the pivoting member about an axis moves the locking member between the extended and retracted positions, and an assembly including a handle manually pivotable about the axis, and a clutch mechanism connecting the handle to the pivoting member, the clutch mechanism at all times transmitting a torque below a predetermined value from the handle to the pivoting member, and the clutch mechanism at all times allowing the handle to pivot relative to the pivoting member when the torque exceeds the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLAGE LOCK COMPANY
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Subhash Nadgouda, Brian K. Roth
  • Publication number: 20120304714
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide enclosures for electronic components and methods for manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the enclosure includes first and second sidewalls formed from a single elongated piece of sheet metal. The first sidewall, the second sidewall, a third sidewall, and a fourth sidewall define an interior space of the enclosure. At least one of the first and second sidewalls includes an edge region folded inwardly relative to the interior space to form a mounting channel. The enclosure further includes a backwall coupled with first edges of the sidewalls and a door hingedly coupled with a second edge of at least one of the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Harold D. Lakoduk, Scott A. Schramske, Timothy G. Lange, Kent G. Messing, Ronald M. Wacker, Robert M. Kalstabakken, Steve J. Johnson, Sheldon O. Modrow, Joseph D. Ricke, Robert G. Lau
  • Publication number: 20120242096
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for use in attaching portions or panels on an aircraft. The latch mechanism and related method include a detent mechanism for releasably coupling a bolt portion of the latch to a handle portion of the latch. The latch allows the bolt and handle to conjointly pivot with respect to a corresponding mounting bracket. The latch operates to relieve pressure in an excess pressure condition when the forces associated with the detention mechanism are overcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: HARTWELL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy S. Rozema
  • Patent number: 8235429
    Abstract: A fixing base is suitable to fix an electronic device having a locking hole. The fixing base includes a housing, a driving structure and a cam. The electronic device is suitable to be held in the housing. The driving structure is provided through the housing, and the cam is disposed in the housing. The cam has a hook, and the driving structure is fixedly connected to the cam. When the driving structure drives the cam to rotate, the hook is locked to the locking hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Te Yang
  • Publication number: 20120192492
    Abstract: A vehicle door check link mechanism comprises a vehicle mounting member, a vehicle door mounting member, a link member and a latch member. The vehicle mounting member and vehicle door mounting member can be mounted to a vehicle and vehicle door, respectively. The link member can be pivotally coupled to the vehicle mounting member and slidably coupled to the vehicle door mounting member, or vice-versa, to pivot through a pivotal movement range. The latch and link members can prevent the latch member from moving from a latched position that retains the link member to a released position that releases the link member while the link member is disposed within a first pivotal movement range angle, and permit the latch member to move to the released position while the link member is disposed within a second pivotal movement range angle that does not overlap the first pivotal movement range angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Charles CUTTING
  • Patent number: 8231149
    Abstract: A latching apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a first assembly disposed on a first portion of a vehicle. A second assembly is disposed on a second portion of the vehicle and configured to detachably attach with the first assembly. The second assembly includes an adjustment mechanism to prevent damage upon the first assembly detected in an undesirable orientation during insertion therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Shelby American, Inc.
    Inventor: Carroll Hall Shelby
  • Patent number: 8220298
    Abstract: A locking system for securely closing the lid on an enclosure, such as a grade level box, includes an L-bolt connected to a spring-biased slide member positioned on the underside of the lid. The L-bolt rotates in a slotted housing that securely retains the L-bolt under the lid. The slide member engages an abutment on the inside of the enclosure, when the lid is forced down over an opening in the enclosure, e.g., by foot pressure. Downward force on the lid progressively causes the latch to retract against the spring-bias from contact with the abutment and then snaps the latch into a spring-biased locking position under the abutment. The L-bolt is accessed from outside the lid, rotated by a proprietary socket wrench or similar tool, to retract the latch from its locking position sufficiently for removing the lid from the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Burke, Robert H. Gwillim
  • Publication number: 20120124911
    Abstract: A window opening limit device includes a substantially planar base and a sash stop pivotally engaged with the base between a first stop position and a second stop position. The sash stop is adapted to pivot about a first axis substantially parallel to the planar base. A catch is pivotally engaged with the base between a first catch position and a second catch position, and is adapted to pivot about a second axis substantially perpendicular to the planar base. When in the first catch position, the catch is engaged with the sash stop, and when in the second catch position, the catch is disengaged from the sash stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Bruce Hagemeyer, Dan Raap, Gary Newman
  • Publication number: 20120104772
    Abstract: A door handle closure system has a positioning washer that holds a door handle in an “open” or “closed” position. The positioning washer is made of a resilient thermoplastic material, providing a positive spring feeling when the door handle reaches the opened or closed positions. The door handle (1) has a longitudinal rib (1.2) received in a cut (2.3) provided in the washer (2). In the open position, the washer (2) has external upsets which are received within two entrances (3.2) located in the fixed bushing (3). In any intermediate position, the external upsets (2.1) are dislocated from the entrances (3.2) of the fixed bushing (3), deforming part of the washer (2), so as to reduce its original diameter, in effect, loading the “spring”. In the closed position, the external upsets (2.1) are received within two entrances (3.2) located opposite thereto in the fixed bushing (3), relieving the spring pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Antônio Jorge Freire Lopes
  • Publication number: 20120086221
    Abstract: A latch assembly for securing a furnace door to a furnace casing, the latch assembly comprising: a latch for placement on an inside of the furnace door; a knob for placement through a hole in the furnace door, the knob snapped into the latch, the knob for placement on a front surface of the furnace door; a gasket for placement between the knob and the latch; and a cap secured at an end of the knob, wherein the latch, knob, and cap are keyed to allow assembly in only one orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: John N. Abel, Nitu Gupta
  • Patent number: 8061741
    Abstract: A movable barrier drive case (300) and a clamp (301) wherein the clamp can be configured and arranged to securely and non-temporarily attached the movable barrier drive case to a mounting channel (100). The movable barrier drive case can be configured and arranged to attach securely and non-temporarily to a movable barrier drive assembly. By these teachings, this movable barrier drive case can further comprise an installation safety latch (402) that is configured and arranged to securely and only temporarily maintain a selected disposition of the movable barrier drive case with respect to the mounting channel during installation of the movable barrier drive case. So configured, the installation safety latch can serve to maintain the movable barrier drive case in an installer's selected position with respect to the mounting channel during installation prior to using the clamp to non-temporarily attach the movable barrier drive case to the mounting channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Chambers
  • Patent number: 7984935
    Abstract: An exemplary latching mechanism for connecting a first component (20) and a second component (40). The latching mechanism includes at least one first engaging portion (408) formed/defined on the second component, at least one latch holder (60a, 60b) fixed relative to the first component, and at least one first latching member (80a, 80b). A first latch-clasping piece (604) extends from the at least one latch holder. The at least one first latching member has at least one second engaging portion (806). The second engaging portion engages with the first engaging portion of the second component. The first engaging portion of the second component and the first latching member are disposed between the first latch-clasping piece of the latch holder and the first component. The present invention further provides an electronic device employing the latching mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Ping Luo, Jia-Gui Xu, Qi-Mi Huang
  • Patent number: 7958603
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary handle for a closing mechanism of a sash of a window, a leaf of a door, or the like, particularly a sliding sash or leaf, comprising an actuating grip, which in the neutral position can be disposed such that it is retracted in the sash or leaf at least partially with regard to the height and which can be pivoted from the neutral position in a working position as a folding grip such that it protrudes, wherein in the working position it can be rotated about a rotational axis. An operating element is provided, which is used to bring about a coupling or decoupling position in relation to a control element, which rotates together with the actuating grip in the coupling position and does not rotate along in the decoupling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Roto Frank AG
    Inventors: Gonzalo Rivera Franco, Francisco Cãnas Diaz
  • Publication number: 20110101710
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for releaseably latching or holding a first member with respect to a second member in a structure. The latch mechanism includes a bolt assembly, mounting brackets, and a locking trigger. The latch mechanism also includes a rotatable locking cam for providing retention of the bolt assembly in a latched or locked condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: HARTWELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven P. Elbrecht, James R. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7864518
    Abstract: The invention is related to a computer enclosure. The computer enclosure includes a chassis, an expansion card, and a rotating member. The expansion card includes a shield plate which has a bent end formed thereon. The chassis includes a sidewall. A slot is defined in the sidewall. The sidewall forms a support plate at a side of the slot. The sidewall is capable of accepting the shield plate of the expansion card to shield the slot of the sidewall, and the support plate is configured to accepting the bent end of the expansion card. The rotating member includes an arm. The rotating member is capable of rotating on the sidewall to a locked position. In the locked position, the arm is capable of exerting force on the bent end of the expansion card located on the support plate, and the locked position is capable of securing the expansion card on the sidewall of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Kang Wu, Lung-Sheng Tsai, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 7802826
    Abstract: A latch assembly includes at least one latch unit having a latch unit housing, a latch notch provided in the latch unit housing, a lock bracket pivotally mounted in the latch unit housing adjacent to the latch notch and positional between latched and unlatched positions and an actuating arm engaging the lock bracket; a torque shaft coupled to the actuating arm; a handle unit having a handle housing and a handle plate pivotally mounted in the handle housing and coupled to the torque shaft; and at least one position indicator lip provided on the handle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: R The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chad D. Schmitz, Jai W. Eller, Richard J. LaConte, Brian Henderson
  • Patent number: 7775566
    Abstract: A push-button box-opening structure is provided in which a push button is pushed in from an unlocking starting position to an unlocking position to open a storage box. The unlocking starting position is set at a position where the push button is pushed in a given depth from a pushing-in starting position so as to prevent inadvertent opening of the storage box. The storage box does not open when the button is inadvertently pushed in up to the given depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hanjono, Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100181782
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for a door includes an upright operating bar (1) mounted on the door for angular movement about its axis and a handle (3) which is connected to the operating bar by a pivotal connection for engagement with a closure mechanism (7,8). The handle and the closure mechanism include co-operating apertures (9). A housing (11) is adapted to cover the pivotal connection of the handle and at least a part of the closure mechanism. A releasable securing means (35) passes through apertures formed in both the handle and the closure mechanism and secures the housing relative to the handle and the closure mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: LOKSYS LTD.
    Inventor: Andrew Charles Harrison