Abstract: An electric release fastening device for a thin-profile space has a fingerprint identifier, a micro drive motor, a change gear set, an electric controller, an electric battery, a moveable fastening cassette, a fastening cassette control unit and a locking locator. When the fingerprint identifier reads the correct identification information, the micro drive motor is ordered by the electric controller to drive the change gear set, and then change the position of the fastening cassette control unit. This switches the positioning or release state between the moveable fastening cassette and the locking locator, and controls or electrically releases the product cover. With this configuration, the electric release fastening device can be assembled into thin-profile spaces with improved applicability.
Abstract: A toggle latch for a gate has a first unit mounting a pivotal latch arm and adapted to be mounted on the gate and a second unit providing a receiving and latching cavity and adapted to be mounted on a gate post, the body portion of the second unit having a forward nose to provide a ramp to deflect upwardly and over the nose the latch arm when impacting thereon and an interior retaining surface defined in the body and having upper and rear surfaces of the cavity to deflect down into the cavity the latch arm after it has ridden up over the nose.
Abstract: A door latch apparatus for vehicles includes a latch bracket, an outside handle lever pivotally coupled to the latch bracket, wherein one end of the outside handle lever is coupled to an outside handle, a pawl lift pivotally hinged to the other end of the outside handle lever and including a locking portion, a pawl including a pawl pin, wherein the pawl pin is pivotally movable on the latch bracket, the pawl pin and the pawl lift being coupled in a normal state, a latch fork connected to the pawl to lock or unlock a door depending on rotation of the pawl, and a balance weight mounted to the other end of the pawl lift to apply an inertia load to the pawl lift such that the locking portion of the pawl lift is released from the pawl pin when a vehicle collision occurs.
December 16, 2008
December 31, 2009
Hyundai Motor Company, Arvinmeritor Japan K.K., Pyeong Hwa Automotive Co., Ltd.
Sang Hyun LEE, Sang Bum Hur, Takaya Kuriyama
Abstract: A device for interlocking two disc-like parts (2, 3) comprises a locking element (4), which presents first locking means (5) for fixing the locking element to a first one (3) of the parts, and second locking means (6) for fixing the second one (3) of the parts in relation to the locking element, and thereby in relation to the first part (2) as the latter and the locking element are interconnected. The first locking means (5) of the locking element and the first part (2) comprise a first set of first and second locking members (6′, 7) engaging each other. These first and second locking members are designed as a projection (6′) and a recess (7), respectively. These are mobile into engagement with each other in a direction (R1) which forms an angle that is preferably generally perpendicular in relation to the plane (3) of the first part (2).
Abstract: There is disclosed an improvement in a latch for a gate which comprises a latch bar and a cooperating latch mechanism. The latch mechanism has a frame with a flange base for attachment to a gate post and a tongue with a slot to receive the latch bar that is pivotally mounted on the frame. A lever arm extends from the tongue and a gate latch pull is attached to the lever arm and extended through a bore in the gate post to permit operation of the latch from the opposite side of the gate. The improvement of this invention is a gate latch pull that is formed of a flexible plastic having a flexural strength (modulus) no less than about 5,000 psi and a thickness sufficient to permit the latch pull to flex and follow the arcuate movement of the lever arm while retaining sufficient stiffness to permit the pushing of the lever to overcome interference in closing the latch. Preferably the latch pull is provided with a snap retainer to secure one end to the latch tongue lever, and with finger grips at each end.
Abstract: A watertight manhole insert and tether apparatus designed to prevent rainwater from entering sanitary sewer or other systems through a manhole closed by a manhole cover. The manhole insert is located beneath the manhole cover and is connected directly to the manhole by a tether apparatus mounted in the manhole, to plug the manhole, prevent theft of the manhole insert and deny access to the manhole. The manhole insert is characterized by a pan-shaped insert body having a curved, flat or ribbed insert bottom and one or more pressure-relief valves, one or more lift straps and an upward-standing, sloping or perpendicular side wall fitted with an outwardly-extending top rim for engaging a shoulder shaped in the manhole to support the manhole insert in the manhole.
October 17, 1997
Date of Patent:
October 19, 1999
Southwestern Packing & Seals Inc.
David L. Neathery, Timothy B. Ely, Michael D. Humke, Michael W. Humke
Abstract: A watertight manhole insert and tether apparatus designed to prevent rainwater from entering sanitary sewer or other systems through a manhole closed by a manhole cover. The manhole insert is located beneath the manhole cover and is connected directly to the manhole by a tether mounted in the manhole, to plug the manhole and prevent theft of the manhole insert. The manhole insert is characterized by a pan-shaped insert body having a flat insert bottom and a pressure-relief valve, one or more lift straps optionally provided with a warning tag, and an upward-standing, sloping or perpendicular side wall fitted with an outwardly-extending top rim for engaging a shoulder shaped in the manhole to support the manhole insert. One end of the flexible stainless steel tether is connected to the manhole wall and the opposite end first extends through a grommet in the insert bottom and subsequently through a lever bar locking device.
Abstract: A standard garbage receiving dumpster is provided with a locking bar disposed across its lid. A locking mechanism cooperating with the locking bar is added to the dumpster to prevent the locking bar from rotating when the dumpster is in an upright position. A lock is provided which when opened permits the locking bar to be disengaged from the locking mechanism to allow authorized users to rotate the locking bar and open the dumpster lid to permit the deposit of garbage therein. The locking mechanism is disengaged when the dumpster is in an inverted position to permit the lid to open and the contents of the dumpster to be removed.
Abstract: An automatically disengaing locking device is provided for use on a container having a hinged lid pivotable between open and closed positions. The locking device consists of a housing mounted to the side surface of the container, and a latch securable to the lid having a portion which extends through an opening in the housing when the lid is closed. The locking device further includes a keeper element disposed within the housing for engaging the lower portion of the latch to secure the lid in its closed position, a manual release mechanism comprising a plunger for allowing the selective disengagement of the keeper from the latch, and a pendulum for automatically disengaging the keeper from the latch when the container is tilted for emptying.
Abstract: The invention is directed to an automatic locking mechanism for a dumpster container having a hinged lid. The elements of the locking mechanism comprise an L-shaped or U-shaped securing member which is attached to one or both sidewalls of the container. The securing member pivots over the lid, and is held in place by a securing mechanism. The securing mechanism fixes the L-shaped or U-shaped securing member in a position that inhibits opening of the container lid. The securing mechanism is autonatically operated by the lifting tines of a trash removal vehicle. The L-shaped or U-shaped locking member automatically swings away from the hinged lid by virtue of a counterweight during container dumping operations, and is returned to a locked configuration when the container is replaced and the lifting tines withdrawn.
Abstract: An ice rink dasher board system having an adjustable shock absorbing mechanism for providing a desire degree of resiliency of the dasher board panels is disclosed. The dasher board system may also have a rink seal gasket located between the dasher board frame and the dasher board panels, the gasket extending beneath the system to permit installation of the system even or uneven surfaces. The dasher board system may also include a door having a push-button latch that can be actuated from either side of the door.
Abstract: A self locking device that is used with a overhead, horizontally pivoted, door in combination with a power operated door opener is disclosed. The device comprises a latch mechanism that is activated by the movement of the door arm and a striker that receives a locking dog. A door arm, which is a part of the door opener, is the member that transfers the movement of the power operated door opener to the door. When the door arm is closing the door, the locking dog is free to interface with a striker. A striker mounted on the header of the door frame receives the locking dog and keeps the door from being forced open which can be done by breaking the door opener mechanism. The latching dog is released by the door opener mechanism with the reverse movement of the door arm and therefore the door is moved to its open position.
Abstract: A door locking arrangement for a railway car hopper includes a latch element and keeper assembly having camming surfaces which during gravitational opening of the door lift the latch element to a disengaged position. The locking is controlled by a longitudinal actuating bar which controls the latch element. A spring biasing device urges the latch element to its locked position.
Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for locking the lids or covers of wells and similar constructions, a locking mechanism which is actuable from the outside being disposed on the underside of the cover.The novel feature of the invention is that the locking device comprises at least one lever serving as a locking arm and engaging with the wall of the well. These arms are of such length in relation to the size of the well opening and of such inclination in position of engagement with the walls of the well that, on attempts to lift the cover, the locking arms or levers will be urged against the walls of the well with increased force in relation to the lifting force. Furthermore, the locking device is of such a nature that it is self-locking when the cover is put in place but must be deactuated prior to removal of the cover.