Multiple Head Patents (Class 292/213)
  • Patent number: 10711490
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a one-side rotating arc lock which comprises an adjusting assembly arranged on a first shell and a strainer arranged on a second shell. The adjusting assembly comprises an arc adjuster rotatably connected with the first shell. The arc adjuster is provided with multiple protrusions in the circumferential direction, used for adjusting the angle between the first and the second shell. Groove is provided on the protrusion. The strainer comprises an adjusting rod which matches the groove for locking the first and the second shell. The angle between the first and the second shell is adjusted through the arc adjuster rotatably connected with the first shell, and locking of the first and the second shell is achieved through the strainer. The one-side rotating arc lock of the preset invention not only has a simple structure and easy to operate, but also facilitates adjustment of the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GLOSHINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongjun Zhang, Guoqiang Li, Zhiqiang Gao
  • Patent number: 10329803
    Abstract: A gate latch configured to enable opening and closing thereof with only one hand. Comprises an integrated housing with an internal slide caused to move from a first position at one end of a slide sleeve member to a second position at an opposite end thereof, functionally related to corresponding pivotable movement of a fork member. When the fork member is disposed in a first, orthogonal position the gate latch is closed wherein a lip member is interlocked with a mated tongue member. When the fork member is disposed in a second, linear position the latch is open wherein the lip member is disengaged from the mated tongue member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Gene Lieser
  • Patent number: 10077587
    Abstract: A breakaway gate assembly includes a hinge subassembly rotatably mounted to a vertical hinge post, and a gate subassembly removably mounted to the hinge subassembly. The gate subassembly includes a gate body and a plurality of standoff features coupled thereto. The hinge subassembly comprises a vertical mounting plate forming a plurality of apertures configured to receive and secure a respective plurality of standoff features. Each of the plurality of apertures comprises a wide portion for receiving a head portion of one of the standoff features, and a narrow portion below the wide portion for receiving a stem portion of a respective standoff feature to position a portion of the vertical mounting plate between the vertical mounting surface and the respective bearing surface. The hinge subassembly also comprises a plurality of hinge rings coupled to the first plate surface, the plurality of hinge rings rotatably disposed around the vertical hinge post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SEEGARS FENCE COMPANY OF GOLDSBORO, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Dean Batchelor, Benjamin Weston Seegars
  • Patent number: 9752363
    Abstract: A locking structure for securing an electronic device includes a body, a worm shaft, a guide rod, a fixing base and a linkage set. When a user wants to connect the electronic device to another device, the user could insert the electronic device into the locking structure which is set on the device. Then, the user pushes down the electronic device to drive the locking structure and the worm shaft of the locking structure would be rotated from a releasing direction to a securing direction. When the user wants to release the electronic device, the user could push it back to the original position. Then, the worm shaft would be rotated from the securing direction to the releasing direction so the user could release the electronic device from the locking structure. Consequently, it is easy to secure or release the electronic device to another device through the locking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hung-Li Chen
  • Patent number: 9499061
    Abstract: A charging device for an electric vehicle, which charging device can be protected against unauthorized access in a particularly reliable manner. The charging device for an electric vehicle has a bolt for locking a connection between the charging device and a further charging device. If the charging device is mechanically connected to a further charging device for charging purposes, this mechanical connection is then locked by a corresponding end of the bolt being moved into a retaining opening in the further charging device. A retaining opening of this kind can, for example, be damaged by a broken web which serves for locking such that locking is no longer possible. Therefore, a device is provided which can prevent movement of the bolt in the direction of a locking position when the retaining opening is damaged in this way. A locking arrangement which is damaged in the above manner therefore fundamentally does not remain unnoticed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Kordowski, Michael Scholz, Volker Westerwick
  • Patent number: 9416571
    Abstract: A swinging double gate latch with a lock pin including a vertical beam disposed on an end portion of a fence having a left side, a top side, and a bottom side. An outer mounting plate disposed on the beam left side proximal each of the top side and the bottom side, with an annular collar centrally disposed on each of the outer mounting plates. An inner mounting plate disposed on the beam left side disposed proximal each of the outer mounting plates. A pair of latches comprising an upper latch and a lower latch, with each of the upper latch and the lower latch further comprising a front flap and a rear stopper flap. A U-shaped mount having a pair of outer ends and center support therebetween disposed proximal the beam top side. A handle continuously engaging the mount center support and a continuous shaft rotationally engaging the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Bruce McConnell
  • Patent number: 9376840
    Abstract: A gate keeper is provided for attachment of a gate latch to a T-post. In an embodiment, a gate keeper comprises a connector and a gate latch. The gate latch is constructed of a rigid length of material having a latching region, a base region, an extending region, and a u-shaped region. The latching region extends approximately perpendicular to the base region in a first plane. The base region extends approximately perpendicular to the extending region in the first plane. The extending region extends approximately perpendicular with the u-shaped region in a second plane. The connector circumposes the T-post, between a pair of studs. The height of the connector is adjusted by arrangement of the connector between differing pair of studs along the T-post. The gate latch axially rotates about the base region, allowing the u-shaped region to secure a gate rail attached to a movable gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Lankford
  • Patent number: 9187938
    Abstract: A wirelessly-actuated, wall-mountable, deadbolt system for securing the locking of a door or window is provided that includes an actuator housing for storing therein at least a part of a electronically-controlled deadbolt actuator operable from a remote controller to direct reciprocal axial movement of a deadbolt, a deadbolt mechanically linked to the electronically-controlled actuator to move reciprocally upon actuation into and out of engagement with an opening in a side surface of the door or window; and a programmable controller to control actuation of the actuator and, thus, the deadbolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Richard Pluta
  • Patent number: 9010816
    Abstract: Bonded or slide on sleeve and cover devices, and replacement gate latches and methods for preventing injury with oar, fork and U-shaped gate latches that are pivotally attached to fixed support post next to an opening in a fence. The sleeves and covers and replacement oar, fork and U-shaped gate latches have enlarged blunt tips that can include bulbous, dome and ball shapes that prevent injury from children or adults that come into contact with the gate latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8931813
    Abstract: A rotary lock including a housing having a strike channel shaped to receive a strike component and a latch member including at least one strike engaging member. The latch member is rotatable between an unlatched position, a secondary latch position and a primary latch position. A keeper member is moveable between a disengaged position, a secondary keeper position, and a primary keeper position. A lock member is moveable between a lock position and an unlock position. The lock member and/or a lock actuator is non-movable to the lock position when the latch member is in the secondary latch position, thereby providing indicia that the latch member is not fully latched in a primary latch position. Methods of assembly and use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: A.L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Douglas L. Juga, Charles E. Bullock
  • Patent number: 8925983
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for a vehicle includes a striker, a locking apparatus body. The locking apparatus body is used for locking and releasing the striker. The locking apparatus body includes a housing, a first rocking shaft, a latch and a pawl. The housing includes a recess for receiving the striker. The first rocking shaft is disposed in the housing and has a first axis. The latch is supported by the first rocking shaft so as to be rotatable relative to the housing around the first axis between a locking position in which the latch locks the striker in the recess and a releasing position in which the latch releases the striker in the recess. The pawl is used for locking the latch. The locking apparatus body locks the striker when moving housing to the striker and is operable in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Ikkei Ohgitani, Yoshio Ojima, Takahiro Fukagawa, Takashi Murase
  • Patent number: 8876171
    Abstract: An aircraft luggage box lock includes a stationary housing and a cover moveable about a rotary axis. The lock includes a locking pin device mountable on the housing, having two parallel locking pins, a catch mountable on the cover having two locking hooks pivotable about a pivot axis for receiving the pins for locking the lock, and a manually actuatable drive device for jointly pivoting the locking hooks away from the locking pins for unlocking the lock. The drive device has a gear rack and a sliding element linearly displaceable against pressure of a spring element. The locking hooks are connected to the gear rack or the sliding element by a knee lever hinged to the closing hook adjacent to the pivot axis thereof in such a way that the lock is openable only by tensile force acting on the hinged point of the knee lever on the locking hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: SFS Intec Holding AG
    Inventors: Olav Schendel, Sascha Costabel
  • Patent number: 8833807
    Abstract: A detachable combining device for covering an electronic module is disclosed in the present invention. The detachable combining device includes a first casing having an engaging portion, a second casing, a buckling component pivotably disposed on the second casing, and a latch slidably disposed on the second casing. The buckling component buckles the engaging portion of the first casing, so as to constrain movement between the first casing and the second casing. The latch is for sliding relative to the second casing along a first direction to move the buckling component, so that the buckling component pivots relative to the second casing for disassembling from the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Ing Liu, Kuang-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8628124
    Abstract: A rotary latch lock for a vehicle door has a lock case forming a cut-out recess for a lock pin; a first rotatably mounted rotary latch engageable with the lock pin; a first rotary latch spring for imposing a force on the first rotary latch; a rotatably mounted actuating lever engaging in the lock case; a first locking pawl pivoting about a first pivot axis; and a guide device for locating, centering and guiding the vehicle door during opening and closing of the vehicle door. The first rotary latch, the first latch spring and the first locking pawl are arranged within the lock case. The first locking pawl engages the first rotary latch, causing the first rotary latch to be maintained in a locked position engaging the lock pin. The actuating lever actuates the first locking pawl, causing it to release the first rotary latch from its locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: D. La Porte Söhne GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Kutschat
  • Publication number: 20130134721
    Abstract: A locking device includes a body, a first part, an engaging assembly, a link and a locking member. The body has an installation area and the engaging assembly is installed in the installation area and includes a first engaging member and a first resilient member which provides a force to the first engaging member to connect the engaging member to the first part. The link is movably located in the installation area to push the first engaging member to move relative to the first part to release the locked status. The locking member is located in the installation area and has a first recess and an operation end. When the first recess is located corresponding to the first engaging member, the first engaging member is movable in the first recess. When the first recess is located away from the first engaging member, the first part is secured to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JUNG-PIN CHEN, SHU-CHEN LIN, SHAN-YAO CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130088021
    Abstract: A mechanism for controlling a vehicle door includes upper and lower striker pins secured to a door opening, an upper latch assembly pivotably connectable to the door, including inboard and outboard latches, and a slotted hole extending between the latches and into which the upper striker pin is fitted, and a lower latch assembly pivotably connectable to the door, including inboard and outboard latches, a second slotted hole extending between the latches and into which the lower striker pin is fitted, and a second hinge pin secured to the lower latch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gary W. Krajenke, Alvin N. Standard, Daniel S. Albert
  • Patent number: 8319099
    Abstract: An electronic enclosure includes a base, a cover mounted on the base, a first locking module engaged on the cover, a second locking module, and a locking structure. The base defines a number of supporting recesses defined therein. The cover includes a number of barbs for matching with the supporting recesses of the base. The second locking module includes at least one locking member. The at least one locking member includes a pivot portion pivotably engaging with the base, a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The locking structure abuts the first end of the at least one locking member to rotate the second end to engage with the first locking module, whereby the cover is fixed on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Zheng Xu, Yang-Ming Lin, Hsuan-Tsung Chen, Guang-Yao Lee
  • Patent number: 8276950
    Abstract: Rotary latch lock for the locking closing of a vehicle door, having a lock case 2 exhibiting a cut-out recess for a lock pin, in which two rotatably mounted rotary latches, two rotary latch springs for imposing a load on the rotary latches and one pivotable, engaging lock element are arranged, which are capable of interacting in such a way as to actuate the lock, in conjunction with which an actuating element engaging in the lock case is provided, which element is capable of interacting operatively with the lock element, and by means of which locking is capable of being released, in conjunction with which an engaging locking element capable of pivoting and actuating this latch is provided for each rotary latch, in conjunction with which the locking elements are capable of interacting operatively with at least one actuating element, and in conjunction with which the rotary latch lock preferably exhibits an arrangement for locating, centering and guiding the vehicle door in relation to the body during opening a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: D. La Porte Söhne GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Kutschat
  • Patent number: 8123260
    Abstract: A latch apparatus for releasably securing a cover member over an access opening in a bulk storage structure. The latch apparatus is pivotally mounted to a cover member and includes a pair of latch members and a latch bar connected to and extending between the latch members. The latch members have a receptacle that receives a catch member and an extension that extends away from the latch member opposite the receptacle. The extension engages the cover member when the latch member is moved from a locked position to an unlocked position to prevent injury to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sukup Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Randal L. Marcks, John A. Hanig, Charles E. Sukup
  • Patent number: 8061742
    Abstract: A door locking system for a vehicle includes a striker, a latch, a pawl allowing and regulating the latch to rotate, a lock release operating portion moving the pawl to release the regulation on the latch rotation, a latch driving motor driven in one direction to shift the door to a fully closed state from a half-closed state, the latch driving motor driven in the other direction to move the pawl to be release position when the lock release operating portion is operated, and a power transmission system switching mechanism connecting a motor output shaft of the motor to the latch for driving the latch in the locking direction, the power transmission system switching mechanism connecting the motor output shaft of the motor to the pawl for moving the pawl to the release position and including a first canceling mechanism for switching a power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignees: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Kiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Machida, Jun Ishida, Yoshinobu Ogura, Shinsuke Takayanagi
  • Publication number: 20110248514
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for an aircraft door includes a plurality of frame-side fittings and a plurality of door-side fittings. Each frame-side fitting includes a pin with an eccentric rotary cylinder mounted on each pin. Each door-side fitting includes an eccentric rotary latch configured to encompass at least a section of a corresponding rotary cylinder. Also a method of locking a door using the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Manfred Koneczny
  • Patent number: 8016328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking device for the door of an apparatus comprising a rotary drum, and to a latch for one such device. The inventive device comprises a latch articulated to a moving leaf of the door, and a control box attached to a fixed frame of the door and configured to receive and immobilize the tip of the latch into a passage provided therein. The aforementioned tip acts primarily as a control tip. The latch comprises at least one second tip acting as a coupling tip which is spaced apart from the control tip and which is configured such that it can be coupled in a retaining stop that is attached to the fixed frame of the door in a position spaced apart from the passage in the control box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Girbau S.A.
    Inventors: Ramon Sans Rovira, Jordi Mas Gili, Ignasi Riera Curcoll, Jaume Villar Febre
  • Patent number: 7984630
    Abstract: A lock includes a lock housing, a lock interface, a rotary locking member, a locking bolt, and a locking mechanism. The rotary locking member extends from a side portion of the lock housing, the rotary locking member being rotatable about a first axis between a locking position and a releasing position. The locking bolt is configured to hold the rotary locking element in the locking position when the locking bolt is in a first position and to allow the rotary locking member to rotate from the locking position to the releasing position when the locking bolt is in a second position. The locking mechanism is configured to slide the locking bolt from the first position to the second position in response to proper manipulation of the lock interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventors: Paul R. Peot, Glenn P. Meekma, Karthick Babu, Ajay Jayaraman
  • Publication number: 20110147034
    Abstract: An electronic enclosure includes a base, a cover mounted on the base, a first locking module engaged on the cover, a second locking module, and a locking structure. The base defines a number of supporting recesses defined therein. The cover includes a number of barbs for matching with the supporting recesses of the base. The second locking module includes at least one locking member. The at least one locking member includes a pivot portion pivotably engaging with the base, a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The locking structure abuts the first end of the at least one locking member to rotate the second end to engage with the first locking module, whereby the cover is fixed on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY(ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Zheng Xu, Yang-Ming Lin, Hsuan-Tsung Chen, Guang-Yao Lee
  • Publication number: 20110127780
    Abstract: A lock unit (1) having at least one catch (2) with a primary position (3) and a first position (4), as well as a first pawl (5) and a second pawl (6), wherein the first pawl (5) cooperates with the catch (2) in the primary position (3) and the second pawl (6) cooperates with the catch (2) in the first position (4), and wherein position detection means (7) are provided for both pawls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: KIEKERT AG
    Inventors: Karsten Barth, Thorsten Bendel, Serkan Gülkan, Ulrich Weichsel
  • Publication number: 20110001404
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a swivel having a first flange with a first pivot on one side of a swivel pivot, and a second flange with a second pivot on an opposite side of the swivel pivot, and first, second, third and fourth rods. The first and second rods are each pivotally attached at a respective first end to the first pivot and extend outwardly therefrom. The third and fourth rods are each pivotally attached at a respective first end to the second pivot and extend outwardly therefrom. The first and third rods are respectively pivotable about the first and second pivots in a first plane, and the second and fourth rods are respectively pivotable about the first and second pivots in a second plane, wherein the first plane is parallel to the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: THE DURHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jerel Richard Lear, John R. Cunningham, Richard F. Hill
  • Patent number: 7004517
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latching device for securing two panels together such as those of storage structures in which an enclosure is secured by means of a door or panel which will remain in a closed position until released. The present latching system is usually used in connection with automobile glove boxes or other compartments which are to be secured for storage of items therein. The latching device has a housing, actuation means and a pawl in communication with a movable retention means. The latching device can be electrically or manually operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrice Vitry, Ana Pinto, Ivica Sekulovic
  • Patent number: 6789825
    Abstract: This invention relates to a latch mechanism. The latch mechanism comprises a latch bolt rotatably mounted about a pivot on a chassis. The latch bolt is movable from an open condition, in which it is free to receive a striker of a motor vehicle, to a closed condition in which the striker is retained by the latch bolt. The latch bolt comprises an overmold of elastomeric material, which defines first, second and third buffers. The third buffer is adapted to cooperate with an abutment on the chassis to absorb over-travel of the striker when the door of a motor vehicle carrying the latch mechanism is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Meritor Light Vehicle Systems (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Nick Kalargeros, Nigel Spurr, Veronique Mejean
  • Publication number: 20030025339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latching device for securing two panels together such as those of storage structures in which an enclosure is secured by means of a door or panel which will remain in a closed position until released. The present latching system is usually used in connection with automobile glove boxes or other compartments which are to be secured for storage of items therein. The latching device has a housing, actuation means and a pawl in communication with a movable retention means. The latching device can be electrically or manually operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Fabrice Vitry, Ana Pinto, Ivica Sekulovic
  • Publication number: 20030015879
    Abstract: An improved latch for the sliding door of a truck or the like is disclosed. The latch includes a single rotary latch bar with ratchet steps and a locking arm that engages a strike and captures it as the door is moved into a latched position. The locking arm restrains the rotary latch bar so as to prevent it from releasing the strike. A lockout slide is mounted for manual movement within the latch assembly housing for movement into and out of locking engagement with an internal cam. The latch and strike assemblies are adaptable for remote, keyless entry, performed with all electrical components on the stationary side to provide for reliable and repeated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Burl M. Finkelstein, Stevie C. Roop
  • Publication number: 20020105192
    Abstract: A vehicle door latch has a forkbolt, a detent that holds the forkbolt in a latched position and a power operated release mechanism that moves the detent to release the forkbolt. The power operated release mechanism includes a power unlatching lever and a motor driven actuator having a jackscrew for moving the power unlatching lever via a slide, bell crank lever and bell crank link that provide a toggle enhancement. A mechanical override lever is provided to move the power unlatching lever in the event of power failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Donald Michael Perkins, Frank Joseph Arabia, Jeffery P. Laukonis, Brent J. Williams, Peter Siegfried Pajak
  • Patent number: 6328354
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a door lock for an automobile vehicle, including a lock casing with at least two compartments, the first being a retention compartment containing retention parts, such as a latch bolt intended to engage and hold a striker, and a pawl intended to block the latch bolt in its striker holding position, and the second being a kinematic compartment containing parts used to control the inside and outside opening and locking/unlocking of the lock, the compartments providing, for the retention and control parts, mounting planes parallel to the transverse vertical plane of the vehicle, said retention compartment including a striker slot opening in the transverse direction and receiving a striker during door closing, wherein said casing has a plane of symmetry parallel to the longitudinal vertical plane or to the longitudinal horizontal plane of the vehicle, to enable use of the same casing for either a left door or a right door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Valeo Securite Habitacle
    Inventors: Philippe Dejean, Patrick Dupont, Jean-Michel Roncin
  • Patent number: 5662368
    Abstract: The present invention provides a second lock mechanism (5) which interlocks a seat (1) with a rotating member (45) and renders the rotating member (45) non-rotatable with respect to the seat (1), and when the seat (1) is reclined the first lock mechanism (5) and the vehicle floor (2) are interlocked and rotation of the rotating member (45) with respect to the seat (1) is regulated, while when in a folded-up state, rotation of the seat (1) with respect to the vehicle floor (2) by an axle mechanism (44) is regulated by rotation control of the rotating member (45) with respect to the seat (1) by means of the interlocking of the second lock mechanism (5) and the seat (1), via a linkage mechanism (49), thus achieving a significant improvement in the usability of an automobile seat when adjusting it to a seating position or a folded-up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignees: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sadao Ito, Toshimitsu Araki
  • Patent number: 5595417
    Abstract: A tonneau cover for an open bed of a pick-up truck having a front panel, a center panel and a rear panel. Each panel is retained in separate frames defined by first, second, third and fourth reinforcing members which are held in a rectangular shape by corner members. Corner members on a first side of the frame of the center panel retain fixed pins that extend into corresponding openings in a first side wall extending from the open bed and corner members on a second side of the frame retain retractable pins which after being released from retraction extend into corresponding openings in a second side wall extending from the open bed to fix the center panel with respect to the open bed. The front and rear panels are joined to the center panel by rubber hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventors: David C. Thoman, Christopfer M. Thoman
  • Patent number: 5284370
    Abstract: A gate latch for selectively securing a pivoting gate to a stationary member and selectively retaining the gate in a closed position. The gate latch is formed of a hollow tube and is received on a vertical component of the gate. The hollow tube includes an elongate opening with a first width section and a second width section. The second width section is radially wider than the first width section. A horizontal component of the gate extends through the tube elongate opening and acts as a stop member for limiting both longitudinal and radial movement of the tube. A U-shaped bar is affixed to the hollow tube and forms two arms extending therefrom adapted for engaging the stationary member. The gate is retained closed by placing the stop member in the first width section and effectively preventing radial movement of the gate latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Vestil Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James A. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5226684
    Abstract: A gate latch having a U-shaped bracket secured to a gate post by a U-shaped threaded fastener, the bracket having an upper section with a curved upper end, and a link with a U-shaped notch for receiving a gate frame, the link being movably secured to the bracket by a horizontal slot which receives the curved upper end of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Efrain S. De La Garza
  • Patent number: 5108162
    Abstract: A medicine cabinet and jewelry box combination comprising a plurality of separate compartments in a single wall hung cabinet, each in side by side relationship, each having its own door pivotally mounted on a vertically extending hinge pin or pins to open and close in a horizontally extending arcuate path, at least one of the plurality of compartments, constructed to store jewelry items on hooks, on pivotally mounted rods, on shelves and in drawers and at least one of the compartments constructed to store medicinal items, the compartments to store medicinal items being constructed to prevent vapors, caustic substances, toxic substances and odors from reaching the jewelry items stored in the jewelry compartments both when the door to the jewelry compartments is open as well as when closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Jacqueline A. Lund
  • Patent number: 5016928
    Abstract: A gate locking mechanism includes an oarlock pivotally connected to an arm mounted upon a gate post to allow vertically displacement of the spaced apart arms of the oarlock, to and from captive relationship with a fence end post. The gate is secured in a closed position by passing a locking device through aligned openings in a lock tab on the oarlock and in a flange projecting from a lock collar mounted upon the fence end post. By mounting at least the lock collar in a manner to permit sliding and arcuate displacement about its post, the lock collar flange is shiftable to and from its cooperative relationship with the oarlock tab to provide a clear pathway when the gate is opened. In an alternate embodiment, the oarlock is substituted by another slidable and arcuately displaceable member having an apertured flange sliftable to allow insertion of a locking device through the flanges of both members mounted upon the two posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Jose F. Segovia
  • Patent number: 4943096
    Abstract: A lock apparatus (10) for immobilizing a lower window sash (101) relative to a window sill (102) wherein the apparatus (10) comprises a pivoted bracket element (18) and a stationary bracket element (21) attached to the window sill (102) and window sash (101) and having aligned latch elements (19) and (22) which are dimensioned to receive an elongated bolt member (30) to lock the window sash (101) relative to the window sill (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: William C. Looper
  • Patent number: 4917244
    Abstract: A closure device for a library storage box combines a hanger with a locking device for the closed storage box. A hinge structure for the device provides a first hinge portion on the box, connected by a flexible hinge to a second hinge carrying the hanger at its outer end. A latch on the second hinge portion engages a complementary detent on the first hinge portion to hold the box closed and to project the hanger to an engaging position for mounting on a suitable rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Ampex Corporation
    Inventor: Richard C. Sayers
  • Patent number: 4763933
    Abstract: An improved latching arrangement for selectively latching two members together to prevent relative movement there between in first directions. The two members may, for example, be the fixed and sliding windows of a sliding window. The improved latch means of the latching arrangement of the present invention is pivotally mounted on the moving member and is resiliently biased towards the fixed member. The latch means has a lip means that is engagable with a shoulder means on the fixed member when the latch means is in the latched position. The latch means is pivotally moveable away from the fixed member so that the lip clears the shoulder to allow relative movement of the sliding member with respect to the fixed member. The latch means is also provided with a swivel cam extending outwardly from the latch means into a channel in the second member in a locking condition thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: A-l Aluminum Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Guardia
  • Patent number: 4756122
    Abstract: A removable window bar for mounting inside a window structure, which window bar is characterized by a parallel top and bottom bar and crossbar, spaced by vertical bars. The bottom bar is removably seated in a pair of bar seats fastened in oppositely disposed relationship to the window facing. A pair of latch stays are also mounted in the window facing above and in spaced relationship with respect to the bar seats, respectively, and a rotatable latch is provided on each of the extending ends of the top bar, which latch is designed to removably engage the latch stay on each window facing and removably secure the removable window bar in position in the window. Rotational manipulation of each latch facilitates removal of the latch from the companion latch stay and lifting of the removably window bar from the bar seats, in order to remove the removable window bar from the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Inventor: Charles J. Snapka
  • Patent number: 4727629
    Abstract: A fastener removably clamps the edges of two panels each having a hole therethrough. The fastener includes a hinge pin, about which the fastener body pivots. To clamp the panels, the hinge pin is extended through the holes in both panels to align the panels and then the fastener body is pivoted so that its top flange portion lies on one panel and its bottom flange portion lies on the other panel, thereby clamping the panels between the two flange portions of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Simmons Fastener Corporation
    Inventors: Cuyler Hoen, Frederick J. Pufpaff
  • Patent number: 4678214
    Abstract: A surgical case cart having a closed container supported on a chassis. The closed container includes a pair of front door panels hinged to side door panels which in turn are hinged to side wall sections, so that the container can be completely opened with the front and portions of the sides being exposed by the door panels wrapping around the side and back. The door panels are formed of single pan construction so as to avoid cracks and crevices, and yet exhibit rigidity of a double pan door construction. The lower edges of the door panels provide a baffle effect to reduce the movement of contaminated air into the cart. The top of the cart contains an overhang lip to prevent liquids from spilling into the container. Stem mounted casters are utilized to avoid flat horizontal surfaces on which dirt can collect. The intersection between the back, sides and chassis is constructed to avoid the possibility of collecting contamination and bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Metropolitan Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Frank C. Olsson, James W. Holzman, Paul Santarelli
  • Patent number: 4149472
    Abstract: A railway car comprises a plurality of vertically disposed decks above the floor of the car. The first deck includes a rigid deck section having at opposite ends thereof hinged deck sections which may be moveable from a load carrying position upwardly to a raised position to facilitate loading of the car floor. The hinged deck sections are provided with counterbalancing means and a lock is provided for locking the sections either in the raised or lowered positions whereupon vehicles may be driven onto the deck sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Pullman Incorporated
    Inventors: David G. Naves, Herman A. Aquino, Robert J. Mish
  • Patent number: 4148265
    Abstract: A safety box, such as a safe or small vault adapted for mounting in the wall of a building, is provided with a removable cover or door. A rotary latching arrangement is key-actuated to cause the cover to be selectively secured to the box at a plurality of points to effectively seal an opening to the interior of the safety box. Opening of the safety box is achieved by utilizing the key to rotate the latching arrangement in order to release the cover for removal from the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Inventor: Evelio Acosta
  • Patent number: 4119042
    Abstract: A vehicle carrying railway car comprises a plurality of vertically spaced decks, at least one of which consists of a rigid central section and at opposite ends hinged deck sections that are adapted to be raised for facilitating the loading of vehicles onto the car. The raised deck sections are counterbalanced by a biasing assembly and may be locked in raised or lowered positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Pullman Incorporated
    Inventors: David G. Naves, Herman A. Aquino, Robert J. Mish
  • Patent number: 4119043
    Abstract: A railway car for transporting vehicles comprises a floor having a plurality of vertically spaced decks, one of said decks comprising a hinged deck section which may be raised above the floor of the car for facilitating loading. A counterbalancing mechanism is connected to the car structure and to the hinged deck and a locking device is provided for securing the hinged deck in both lowered or raised positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Pullman Incorporated
    Inventors: David G. Naves, Herman A. Aquino, Mitchell L. Morgan
  • Patent number: 3989288
    Abstract: A railway car door arrangement is provided with a lock mechanism positioned toward the upper ends of the doors so as to be remote from the track level and thus will discourage pilferage. The mechanism includes a hasp which is pivotally mounted for swinging movement on a projecting portion of a door and which is engageable with a keeper socket supported either on an adjacent door, in the case of a two-door arrangement, or on the door frame of the box car side wall. The keeper includes a socket for receiving an end portion of a hasp and suitable locking projections are adapted to receive a cable or lock for further locking the hasp in closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Assignee: Pullman Incorporated
    Inventor: James J. Schuller