Reversible Patents (Class 292/244)
  • Patent number: 10844636
    Abstract: A window fastener includes a forced-entry-resistant sash lock and tilt latch assembly. The sash lock is actuated to engage a keeper to lock the closed sash window. The tilt latch assembly permits sliding of the unlocked window, and prevents tilting until the tilt latch assembly is actuated by the interconnected sash lock. The sash lock and tilt latch assembly cooperate with a stop member secured to a master window frame, to limit opening of the window to a position between the closed position and a full open position, through contact of the latch assembly with a portion of the stop member. The sash lock is configured to actuate the latch assembly into a cocked position, permitting window movement beyond the limited position, and selective contact between the latch assembly and stop member that triggers latch assembly repositioning, causing automatic locking of the sash window when moved into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vision Industries Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Liang, Tong Liang, David Chen
  • Patent number: 10573860
    Abstract: In at least one illustrative embodiment, a cordless power tool battery may comprise a housing, a power storage unit, a first release button, and a second release button. The housing may have a first side wall and a second side wall spaced apart from the first side wall. The first release button may be coupled to the housing and extend along more than half of the first side wall of the housing. The second release button may be coupled to the housing and extend along more than half the second side wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Justin T. Chellew, Roger B. Davis, Dennis Naksen
  • Patent number: 10486603
    Abstract: A luggage compartment arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an extendable roller blind configured to cover and/or secure a load in a luggage compartment and a guide system configured to guide, in a position-variable manner, a winding spindle of the roller blind. The winding spindle of the roller blind is shiftable in the guide system at least with one portion in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Robert Fleischhacker
  • Patent number: 10352069
    Abstract: A locking lever includes: a pair of lever pieces connected to each other to be relatively rotatable; and a spring member which extends about rotating axes of the lever pieces, of which both end portions engage with the lever pieces, and thereby, which biases the lever pieces to rotate in opposite directions, wherein contact portions, which come into contact with each other based on a biasing force of the spring member and thereby, are able to hold relatively rotating positions of the lever pieces, are provided in the lever pieces, respectively, wherein the spring member has spring end portions extending in a radial direction of the rotating shaft, and wherein an engagement surface with which the spring end portion comes into contact in a circumferential direction of the rotating shaft is provided on at least one of the lever pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Yamane, Sadayuki Makino
  • Patent number: 10105140
    Abstract: A surgical system and method includes a surgical instrument configured to wirelessly transmit identifying data specific to the surgical instrument and a console configured to receive the identifying data. The console is configured to register the surgical instrument based on the identifying data, establish a wireless two-way communication link between the surgical instrument and the console, receive at least one of operational data and commands from the surgical instrument, and provide operational feedback data to a user of the surgical instrument during an operation of the surgical instrument based on the at least one of operational data and commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Donald Malinouskas, David A. Zeichner, Michael P. Whitman, David A. Nicholas, Xingrui Chen
  • Patent number: 10077586
    Abstract: A door locking device for hydro excavation equipment. The door locking device includes a grapple support housing secured to a door of a debris tank, a lower gripping jaw having a lower pin defining a lower axis about which the lower gripping jaw is configured to rotate, and an upper gripping jaw having an upper pin defining an upper axis about which the upper gripping jaw is configured to rotate. The locking device also includes a yoke having a first end coupled to proximate ends of the lower and upper gripping jaw, and an actuator coupled to a second end of the yoke and configured to extend and retract the yoke to cause the lower and upper gripping jaws to rotate in response thereto about the lower axis and the upper axis, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: VAC-TRON EQUIPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Don M. Buckner
  • Patent number: 9614387
    Abstract: A battery pack including a housing, a terminal block, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the terminal block, at least one battery cell, and a spark gap device on the printed circuit board to provide electrostatic discharge protection and disposed between the printed circuit board and the terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Cruise, Daniel J. White, Robert J. Marcinkowski, Geoffrey S. Howard, Alexis W. Johnson, Nathan J. Osborne, Michael W. Roberts, Steven J. Phillips, Michelle L. Bowers
  • Patent number: 9341000
    Abstract: A panic lock for building into a door (2) or similar, either as a left lock or a right lock, characterized in that the same lock can be converted to function either as a left lock or a right lock, depending on the desired application, by means of a switching mechanism (29) that is operated by turning the latch bolt (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Remi Emiel Van Parys
  • Patent number: 9243656
    Abstract: A signaling device for emitting an acoustic and/or visual signal includes a base housing body and an upper housing part. The upper housing part is connected to the base housing body and forms a receiving space, in which at least one electrical component assembly is disposed. The connection means includes one or more locking pins, which can be disposed in a retaining manner on the upper housing part. The locking pins include a shaft, which can be inserted into a respective assigned opening in the base housing body, and on which at least one catch is disposed. The locking pins can be locked in the base housing body with the catch via a rotation about a partial angle of a full circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PFANNENBERG GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Pfannenberg
  • Patent number: 8869574
    Abstract: A door entry device comprising includes a case, a key holder and a key pad. The case covers a door-locking device on a door. The key holder has a slot into which a key end fits. The knob is mounted on the case. A currently active security code can be entered into the keypad. When the currently active security code has been entered into the keypad, turning the knob results in turning the key holder to unlock the door-locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Consumer 2.0, Inc.
    Inventors: Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Clark Zhe Li
  • Patent number: 8690203
    Abstract: A mortise lock is disclosed for securing a door. The mortise lock may includes a latch bolt, auxiliary bolt, and a deadbolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. Hickman, David E. Compeau, Jamie H. Davis
  • Patent number: 8641104
    Abstract: A latch device (14) includes a latch bolt (30) movable between a latching position and an unlatching position. A sleeve (775) is mounted to an outer side (13A) of a door (11) and operatively connected to an outer operational device (12). A clutch (575) is mounted to and jointly movable with the sleeve (775). An unlatching member (711) is operably connected to the latch bolt (30) and releasably engaged with the clutch (575). When the unlatching member (711) engages with the clutch (575), operation of a handle (502) of the outer operational device (12) retracts the latch bolt (30). When the unlatching member (711) disengages from the clutch (575), the latch bolt (30) remains in the latching position if the handle (502) is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: I-Tek Metal MFG. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Tien
  • Patent number: 8616591
    Abstract: A push plate assembly (10) that may be used for driving a bolting mechanism is disclosed. The push plate assembly (10) may be included as part of a push pad assembly or panic bar assembly, such as may be fitted to single or multipoint bolt mechanisms, for example, those fitted to emergency exit doors. The push plate assembly comprises a housing (32), a push plate (36), a slide plate (45) and a drive cam (55). The drive cam (55) is arranged to rotate within the housing so as to rotationally drive a bolt mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Surelock McGill Limited
    Inventor: Stuart Kenneth Parker
  • Patent number: 8550506
    Abstract: A multipoint mortise lock mechanism for a swinging door, including a central cassette assembly operably coupled to an upper remote locking point assembly and a lower remote locking point assembly by a remote locking linkage. The central cassette assembly includes a housing, a deadbolt mechanism, a latchbolt mechanism, a remote locking point mechanism and an anti-slam mechanism. The anti-slam mechanism includes an anti-slam plunger that when in an extended position engages the remote locking linkage via a boss and a slot and thereby inhibits movement of the remote locking linkage whereby deployment of the remote locking point assemblies is prevented. The deadbolt mechanism includes a deadbolt extendible from the central cassette that is independently operable from the remote locking point mechanism. The deadbolt mechanism further includes an anti-back drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nakanishi, Manabu Shimoji, Douglas A. Nolte, Craig M. Doring
  • Patent number: 8523249
    Abstract: A latch assembly comprises a first portion (32) defining an opening and a second portion (54) slidably disposed in the opening for movement of the first portion along the second portion. The second portion includes a stop which is larger than the opening for preventing further movement of the first portion along the second portion in a first direction. A securing element releasably connects the first portion and the second portion in a first relative axially connected position. In a mortise lock (20), the first portion and the second portion are thus movable together relative to the housing so that the first portion at least partially non-rotatably projects outwardly from the opening in the edge wall of the housing in an extended position and is inside the housing in a retracted position. Disconnecting the first portion from the second portion allows the first portion to move along the second portion in the first direction to a second axial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hodgin, J. Steven Gray
  • Patent number: 8434335
    Abstract: A combination door latch and deadbolt assembly that has first and second configurations for use with a door having a deadbolt aperture and a latchbolt aperture spaced by either a first vertical distance or a second vertical distance. The second vertical distance is less than the first vertical distance. In the first configuration, an insert slide is connected to an interconnect slide for vertical movement with the interconnect slide and the interconnect slide is operably connected to a deadbolt assembly via the insert slide. The insert slide and interconnect slide are movable vertically to move a deadbolt from an extended position to a retracted position in response to movement of an interior actuator from a first position to a second position. In the second configuration, the interconnect slide is operably connected to the deadbolt assembly without the insert slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Brian K. Roth, John B. Harris
  • Patent number: 8424935
    Abstract: A mortise lock is provided with independently rotatable spindles and a highly accessible lock-handing selector. Also, a clutching mortise lock is provided that enables operative rotation in both directions to retract the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Townsteel, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Moon
  • Patent number: 8397548
    Abstract: A reversible mortise lock for a storm door has a body, a latchbolt and an operational set. The body has two sidewalls, an actuator and a lock body plate. The latchbolt is connected to the actuator between the sidewalls and the lock body plate and has a connecting rod, a bolt head and a first spring. The connecting rod is connected to the actuator. The bolt head is mounted on the connecting rod and extends to the lock body plate. The first spring is mounted around the connecting rod. The operating set is movably connected to the body and the latchbolt and has an engaging panel and a second spring. The engaging panel is movably mounted between the sidewalls, is mounted around and selectively engages the connecting rod and has multiple pushing levers, a through hole and an engaging protrusion. The second spring is mounted on the engaging panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kun-Long Lin
  • Patent number: 8366158
    Abstract: A latch direction change structure of lock includes a fixed member and a movable member each having front and rear vertical walls that form through holes and a horizontal connection wall connected between the front and rear vertical walls. The fixed member forms symmetrically arranged slots in a circumference of the through hole of the rear vertical wall thereof. A bar is set through the through hole of the fixed member, receives a spring to fit thereon, and further extends through the through hole of the movable member to attach to a latch. When the latch is frontward pulled with respect to a lock case, the movable member is movable along the fixed member to allow the latch to separate from the lock case for selective rotation of 180 degrees. The slots defined in the rear vertical wall of the fixed member provides a function of properly positioning the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Te-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8261584
    Abstract: The reversible mortise lock of the present invention can be installed on either the left or right side edges of a door opposite the door hinges. The lock includes a housing with a live bolt pivotally and slidably mounted in the housing. The live bolt slides between an extended position beyond the housing and a fully retracted position within the housing. When fully retracted, the live bolt can be rotated 180° so that the beveled face of the live bolt can be reversed. A finger pivotally mounted within the housing blocks full retraction of the live bolt when the mortise lock is installed in the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Betteli Inc Hong Kong
    Inventor: Ming Gui Yang
  • Publication number: 20110210566
    Abstract: A latch direction change structure of lock includes a fixed member and a movable member each having front and rear vertical walls that form through holes and a horizontal connection wall connected between the front and rear vertical walls. The fixed member forms symmetrically arranged slots in a circumference of the through hole of the rear vertical wall thereof. A bar is set through the through hole of the fixed member, receives a spring to fit thereon, and further extends through the through hole of the movable member to attach to a latch. When the latch is frontward pulled with respect to a lock case, the movable member is movable along the fixed member to allow the latch to separate from the lock case for selective rotation of 180 degrees. The slots defined in the rear vertical wall of the fixed member provides a function of properly positioning the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: TE-YU CHEN
  • Patent number: 7866713
    Abstract: A locker structure is disclosed. The structure comprises a housing, latch, bolt, sliding member triggering rod, positioned within the housing, wherein the sliding member has a bottom edge provided with a slot holding a spring and a steel bead such that the sliding member moves to urge at the bolt or disconnected from the bolt form a locking state and the handle cannot be opened, or open the locker via an external handle, the sliding member is provided with a securing hole to lock with a body plate having a vertical long slot, and a spring and steel beads are provided between the plate body and the sliding member such that the plate body can be triggered to slide up and down by means of the long hole so as to change the urging position of the triggering rod and the triangular latch can change into different position adaptable to door opening at the left and right side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Te-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 7780204
    Abstract: An electromechanical push to close latch has a pawl positioned for linear movement in a housing, with the pawl being biased to the outward extended position. An electric motor operates a cam to change the position of the pawl thereby retracting it into the housing. An electronic circuit board controls the operation of the electric motor under the direction of an outside control signal. The circuit board also senses the position of the pawl to stop the operation of the motor when the pawl is fully retracted. The pawl mounting can be reconfigured for the pawl to extend and thereby operate in a plurality of selectable directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Gilbert Garneau, Robert Benson Speers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7748759
    Abstract: A door lock includes upper and lower cam mechanisms mounted on an inner support plate, and a slide plate disposed between the upper and lower cam mechanism. The upper cam mechanism includes a spindle, and an upper cam body mounted on the spindle and having a tab projecting from the upper cam body. The upper cam body is rotatable relative to the spindle to change the tab between a left-hand installation configuration for a left-hand door installation and a right-hand installation configuration for a right-hand door installation. The slide plate has two opposite marginal portions extending respectively into slide passages provided on the inner support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Tong-Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Chen, Lan-Kun Don
  • Publication number: 20100052339
    Abstract: A locker structure is disclosed. The structure comprises a housing, latch, bolt, sliding member triggering rod, positioned within the housing, wherein the sliding member has a bottom edge provided with a slot holding a spring and a steel bead such that the sliding member moves to urge at the bolt or disconnected from the bolt form a locking state and the handle cannot be opened, or open the locker via an external handle, the sliding member is provided with a securing hole to lock with a body plate having a vertical long slot, and a spring and steel beads are provided between the plate body and the sliding member such that the plate body can be triggered to slide up and down by means of the long hole so as to change the urging position of the triggering rod and the triangular latch can change into different position adaptable to door opening at the left and right side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: TE-MING CHEN
  • Patent number: 7637543
    Abstract: A magnetic door stop/latch contains a first magnet mounted on or within a door and a second magnet mounted on or within a structure opposing the door, such as a wall, door jamb, door frame or baseboard. When the door is moving towards the opposing structure, the magnetic door stop may used to prevent the door from slamming into the opposing structure by virtue of the repulsive forces of the magnets. The magnetic door stop may be switched from repulsive configuration to an attractive configuration that holds the door in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Edward B. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7585006
    Abstract: A household appliance comprises a cabinet, a door and a door block/release device. In normal conditions, the device is actuated by electrically powered actuator means whilst in case of need the device can be actuated by means of a release system. The device comprises an actuation element, preferably made of shape memory material, inserted within a movable body. The device is capable of passing from the condition of blocking to that of releasing the door both by means of a movement of the actuation element caused by the electrical power supply control of the actuator means and by means of a manual actuation, using the housing body as an element of manual mechanical transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Stefano Alacqua, Francesco Butera, Gianluca Capretti
  • Publication number: 20090189399
    Abstract: A latch is provided for a mortise lock of the type comprising a housing for accommodating the lock components. The latch comprises a first and second portions movably mounted in the housing and a securing element for releasably connecting the first and second portions in either a first relative axial position or a second relative axial position where the first and second portions of the latch are rotatable relative to one another. In the first axially connected position of the latch, the first and second portions of the latch are movable together relative to the housing so that the first portion at least partially non-rotatably projects outwardly from the opening in the housing in an extended position of the latch, and the first portion is inside the housing in a retracted position of the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Chris Hodgin, J. Steven Gray
  • Patent number: 7510222
    Abstract: A latch is provided for a mortise lock of the type comprising a housing for accommodating the lock components. The latch comprises a first and second portions movably mounted in the housing and a securing element for releasably connecting the first and second portions in either a first relative axial position or a second relative axial position where the first and second portions of the latch are rotatable relative to one another. In the first axially connected position of the latch, the first and second portions of the latch are movable together relative to the housing so that the first portion at least partially non-rotatably projects outwardly from the opening in the housing in an extended position of the latch, and the first portion is inside the housing in a retracted position of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hodgin, J. Steven Gray
  • Patent number: 7455335
    Abstract: An electromechanical push to close latch has a pawl positioned for linear movement in a housing, with the pawl being biased to the outward extended position. An electric motor operates a cam to change the position of the pawl thereby retracting it into the housing. An electronic circuit board controls the operation of the electric motor under the direction of an outside control signal. The circuit board also senses the position of the pawl to stop the operation of the motor when the pawl is fully retracted. The pawl mounting can be reconfigured for the pawl to extend and thereby operate in a plurality of selectable directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Gilbert Garneau, Robert Benson Speers, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080246288
    Abstract: A latch assembly comprises a first portion (32) defining an opening and a second portion (54) slidably disposed in the opening for movement of the first portion along the second portion. The second portion includes a stop which is larger than the opening for preventing further movement of the first portion along the second portion in a first direction. A securing element releasably connects the first portion and the second portion in a first relative axially connected position. In a mortise lock (20), the first portion and the second portion are thus movable together relative to the housing so that the first portion at least partially non-rotatably projects outwardly from the opening in the edge wall of the housing in an extended position and is inside the housing in a retracted position. Disconnecting the first portion from the second portion allows the first portion to move along the second portion in the first direction to a second axial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Chris Hodgin, J. Steven Gray
  • Patent number: 7373795
    Abstract: A system for electronically and remotely activating a deadbolt lock to actuate and either extend or retract a deadbolt into a door or barrier. The system can be activated by remote control or by a manual knob. The system is constructed so as to fit on any standard single cylinder, cylindrical deadbolt system and utilize the existing deadbolts keys. The system can be used in homes, apartments, or other buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Mark W. Kilbourne
  • Patent number: 7261341
    Abstract: A reversible latch assembly has a faceplate assembly, a latch bolt assembly, a bolt-releasing assembly, a guardian bolt assembly, a driver assembly and a casing assembly. The latch bolt assembly, the bolt-releasing assembly and the guardian bolt assembly are rotatably mounted inside the casing assembly and allow the latch assembly to be reversed and used in either a clockwise or counterclockwise opening door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Eversafety Precision Industry (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Chang Fan
  • Patent number: 7258374
    Abstract: A push/pull door latch assembly for use in a door includes a handle assembly and a latch cylinder. The handle assembly has a stop configured for limiting the movement of the handle during the push or pull operation, and absorbing shock transmitted from a user's hand through the handle and a cam assembly that operates in response to the push or pull operation of the handle. The cam assembly operates the latch so as to unlock the door when the handle is pushed or pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Architectural Builders Hardware Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Arturo D. Rusiana
  • Patent number: 7249477
    Abstract: A control assembly configured for a narrow stile door and for interaction with an exit device. The control assembly provides a means to translate user input, such as rotating a lever to operate a centercase. The control includes a slider for sliding movement within a housing between a first position extending a latchbolt of the exit device and a second position withdrawing the latchbolt. The control assembly configuration incorporates a swivel locking latch rotatable into the path of the slider to prevent the slider from moving out of the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Von Duprin, Inc.
    Inventors: David V. Toloday, Marlin Austin, Loren D. Mueller, Paul D. Bilyeu
  • Patent number: 7152891
    Abstract: A lockset for use in a door assembly is provided and includes an interior mechanism having a first escutcheon, a first housing, and a first retainer shield and an exterior mechanism having a second escutcheon, a second housing, and a second retainer shield. In addition, a spindle assembly is provided to interface with a latch mounted on the door assembly and allow for selective locking of the lockset. The spindle assembly is lockable in one of two rotational positions relative the first and second escutcheons when the first housing engages the first retainer shield and the second housing engages the second retainer shield. By providing rotational adjustment of the spindle assembly relative the first and second escutcheons, the lockset is able accommodate either a left or a right-handed door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bergen, Gerard Adelmeyer
  • Patent number: 7152442
    Abstract: A method for installing a storm door with a mortise lock that includes a lock body having opposed side plates with a dead bolt assembly and a live bolt assembly intermediate the side plates wherein a key cylinder is separate from the cam. A thumb turn button and key cylinder are secured to opposite escutcheon plates and the cam is separately secured between the side plates of the mortise lock body. The key cylinder includes one or more key pins in the key cylinder housing and preferably in the decorative portion thereof. A spindle traverses from the key cylinder through the cam through hole and terminates in the mounting slot of the thumb turn button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Char, Huang Xiang Xiang, Liang Xiao Ming
  • Patent number: 7144053
    Abstract: An electric strike includes a housing and a two-position mode selector for selecting a mode of the electric strike. Specifically, the two-position mode selector is operable from outside the housing, and the two-position mode selector is configured to allow the electric strike to selectively operate in a first mode, such as a fail-secure mode, or a second mode, such as a fail-safe mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rutherford Controls Int'l Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Bashford
  • Patent number: 7108300
    Abstract: A latch is provided for a mortise lock of the type comprising a housing for accommodating the lock components. The latch comprises a first and second portions movably mounted in the housing and a securing element for releasably connecting the first and second portions in either a first relative axial position or a second relative axial position where the first and second portions of the latch are rotatable relative to one another. In the first axially connected position of the latch, the first and second portions of the latch are movable together relative to the housing so that the first portion at least partially non-rotatably projects outwardly from the opening in the housing in an extended position of the latch, and the first portion is inside the housing in a retracted position of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hodgin, J. Steven Gray
  • Patent number: 7104096
    Abstract: A lock (1, 30) having a box body (2) with a faceplate (3), a latch (4) co-operating with an elastic element (5) adapted to keep the latch normally protruding from the faceplate (3) and with a moving element (6) associated to a handle (M) to be actuated by the user and a mechanical adjustment unit (7) adapted to change the length of the portion (4a) of the latch (4) protruding from the faceplate (3). The mechanical adjustment unit (7) having a plurality of seats (8) made in the latch, (4), a cylindrical pin (9) adapted to be received in each of the seats (8) and adjustment apparatus (10) accessible from outside and acting on the pin (9) to constrain it in the corresponding seat (8) or release it therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Fratelli Comunello S.p.A.
    Inventor: Vittorio Comunello
  • Patent number: 7007527
    Abstract: An electrified cylindrical lock having a reversible solenoid that can be easily changed over between active push and active pull. The solenoid includes a coil and an armature that may be assembled for an active push or an active pull of a latch member. The coil has a front end and a rear end. The front coil end always faces toward the latch member and the rear end always faces away from the latch member. The armature includes a magnetic slug. The slug is disposed at the rear coil end for the active push mode or disposed at the front coil end for the active pull mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Raymond E. Zehrung
  • Patent number: 7003993
    Abstract: An electrified cylindrical lock having a reversible solenoid that can be easily changed over between fail safe and fail secure. The solenoid includes a coil and an armature that may be assembled for an active push or an active pull of a latch member. The latch member locks or unlocks the lock. The coil has a front end and a rear end. The front coil end always faces toward the latch member and the rear end always faces away from the latch member. The armature includes a magnetic slug. The slug is disposed at the rear coil end for the active push mode or disposed at the front coil end for the active pull mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Raymond E. Zehrung
  • Patent number: 6953210
    Abstract: A solenoid arrangement for controlling handle operation in a door lock, in which force transmission from an operation axis of a handle or the like to a follower acting on a bolt of the lock is provided by a movable coupling member which receives its guidance from the solenoid arrangement. The arrangement includes a shaft element which is arranged to move through a solenoid against the force of a spring and which moves a turnable lever member selecting the operating position of said coupling member. The position of the turning axis of the said lever member with regard to the coupling member is arranged to be selectively changed to provide a desired handle operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Abloy Oy
    Inventor: Jaakko Lemettinen
  • Patent number: 6874830
    Abstract: An electric strike includes a housing, a keeper pivotally arranged in the housing, and a holder slidably arranged in the housing. The electric strike also includes a blocking element slidably arranged in the holder, and the blocking element is configured to selectively prevent a rotation of the keeper and allow the rotation of the keeper. Moreover, the electric strike includes a two-position mode selector operable from outside the housing, and the selector is configured to selectively move the holder from a first position to a second position and vice versa. The electric strike also includes an actuator configured to selectively move the blocking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Rutherford Controlls Int'l Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Bashford
  • Patent number: 6808212
    Abstract: A security latch for a double gate or door includes: a. a striker unit for attachment to a first side of the gate or door, including: 1) a striker with at least two notches at its top, a first notch being proximate to a horizontal center of the striker, a second notch being proximate to a right end of the striker; 2) a security plate adjacent to the striker; 3) a striker bracket attached to the security plate and through which the striker slides; and 4) a locking member slidably attached to the security plate, the striker being slidable through the locking member, a portion of the locking member being slidable into at least one of the notches; b. a separate keeper unit for attachment to an opposite, second side of the gate or door, including: 1) two matching C-brackets for receiving the striker, and 2) a keeper plate, each C-bracket being attached to the keeper plate; and c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: Carl B. Hardee
  • Publication number: 20040169378
    Abstract: A latch is provided for a mortise lock of the type comprising a housing for accommodating the lock components. The latch comprises a first and second portions movably mounted in the housing and a securing element for releasably connecting the first and second portions in either a first relative axial position or a second relative axial position where the first and second portions of the latch are rotatable relative to one another. In the first axially connected position of the latch, the first and second portions of the latch are movable together relative to the housing so that the first portion at least partially non-rotatably projects outwardly from the opening in the housing in an extended position of the latch, and the first portion is inside the housing in a retracted position of the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Chris Hodgin, J. Steven Gray
  • Patent number: 6629711
    Abstract: The universal logic assembly of the present invention is non-handed so as to be adapted for use both left-hand and right-hand vehicle door structures. The logic assembly includes a mounting bracket adapted to be attached to the inside of the door structure, with the latch assembly sandwiched therebetween. A plurality of lever arms are pivotally mounted on the bracket, with each arm having opposite front and back sides. A plurality of clips are mounted on the lever arms to receive rods and/or cables from the door handles and lock mechanism so as to control the opening and closing of the latch. The clips can be mounted from both the front and back sides of the arms, such that the logic assembly is a non-handed universal product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Tri/Mark Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Gleason, David Alcantara, Kenneth William Bryant
  • Patent number: 6584816
    Abstract: A direction changeable handle lock structure includes two handles each provided with a first surface and a second surface, and each formed with a combination hole extended through the first surface and the second surface. The handle is formed with a positioning hole communicating with the combination hole. The lock set includes an inner disk unit and an outer disk unit each provided with a shaft tube, for combination with ornamental covers each having a combination portion, so that the combination hole of the handle may be mounted on the combination portion from the first surface or the second surface, and the handle may be fixed by a positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mei-Kuei Lee
  • Patent number: 6454322
    Abstract: A door lock set includes: a housing fixed on a door; an upper cam rotatably mounted on an upper portion of the housing and operatively retracting an upper latch; a lower cam rotatably mounted on a lower portion of the housing and operatively retracting a lower latch; a first linking rod and a second linking rod juxtapositionally pivotally secured between the upper cam and the lower cam and respectively disposed on a left side and a right side of the two cams; whereby upon a clockwise rotation of either cam, each latch provided on a right side of the door will be retracted; while upon a counterclockwise rotation of the cam, the latch provided on a left side of the door will be retracted, thereby optionally satisfying any door latch regardless of its right side position or left side position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Frank Su
  • Patent number: 6443506
    Abstract: A door lock set including: a housing fixed on a door; an upper cam rotatably mounted on an upper portion of the housing and operatively retracting an upper latch by a thumbturn knob; a lower cam rotatably mounted on a lower portion of the housing and operatively retracting a lower latch by rotating a door knob secured to a spindle of the lower cam; a linking device having an upper linking plate pivotally secured to the upper cam, a first linking rod and a second linking rod respectively upwardly pivotally secured to the upper linking plate and respectively downwardly pivotally secured to the lower cam, whereby the spindle can be rotated in a large angle for rotating the lower cam for retracting the lower latch and for synchronously biasing the upper cam for retracting the upper latch for opening the door, thereby being suitable for a door-knob type lock set; and the linking device may be optionally disposed on a right side portion of the upper cam for retracting the latch as provided on a right side of the do
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Frank Su