Cross Bars Patents (Class 292/259R)
  • Patent number: 6131968
    Abstract: A lock system for a shed having a crossbar which is inserted through an opening in a side wall of the shed through guides mounted on the rear of the front wall and the doors of the shed and secured by a lock. The crossbar is a solid, elongated rod with a first lock plate projecting from one end of the rod. The guides are made from a plurality of sections of a hollow tube mounted on the rear of the front walls and door of the shed with the bores of each section aligned horizontally and in registry, so that the guides extend for substantially the length of the rod. A stationary bracket is mounted to the interior of the shed with a second lock plate extending through the opening in the side wall of the shed. A base plate having an aperture defined therein is attached to the exterior of the side wall of the shed, the aperture being dimensioned to permit the rod and the first and second lock plates to extend through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Terry W. Bruce
  • Patent number: 6070922
    Abstract: For sliding doors of a stall shower tracking in front and rear tracks with a sliding clearance therebetween, front and rear brackets suspended on the tracks and each having a leg respectively projected into a tracking path of movement, and each having additional legs positioned in the sliding clearance for interconnection to thereby immobilize the doors against sliding movement while the brackets remain interengaged thus serving, as one end use, the child-proofing of the stall shower against any non-supervised entry into the stall shower when it is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventor: David Gross
  • Patent number: 6050621
    Abstract: A sliding window locking device is provided including a strip having a planar rectangular configuration. The strip is defined by a first side face, a second side face, and a periphery formed therebetween. Such periphery is formed of an elongated linear top edge, an elongated linear bottom edge, and a pair of short linear end edges. A handle portion is integrally formed on the top edge of the strip and extends upwardly therefrom for being gripped by a user. The strip is adapted to be positioned within a groove of a lower portion of a frame of a vehicular window assembly for maintaining a sliding window pane in a closed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventors: Gerardo L. Martinez, Jr., Denise Lozano-Martinez
  • Patent number: 6047998
    Abstract: A locking device is disclosed which substantially restricts access to the cassettes or drawers within a vault or safe, including an ATM or ABM, and also restricts access to the cassette rack of the ATM/ABM, both resident within the vault or safe of an ATM/ABM. The blocking member restricts access to the cassettes or drawers and the cassette rack is mounted on a pair of supporting pins on a mounting bracket attached to the interior of a vault or safe, including an ATM/ABM. The blocking member may be removed from the supporting pins only after unlocking and withdrawal of a lock bolt from a strike hole in the mounting bracket. The blocking member must be lifted off the support pins and laid aside and later re-installed. By extending the bolt into the strike hole of the mounting bracket, the only available degree of freedom is eliminated preventing removal of the blocking member from the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Mas-Hamilton Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward E. Pollard, David B. Frodge
  • Patent number: 5984380
    Abstract: A tether assembly for tethering an object, which tether assembly includes a cable having opposite ends and a connector attached to one of the opposite ends, and a retaining block for securing the cable to a support. The retaining block includes two parallel through-bores which extend through the retaining block and are provided for receiving the cable. The retaining block also includes a stepped bore which has a threaded portion and a non-threaded terminal portion. The non-threaded terminal portion of the stepped bore has a cylindrical portion which terminates at a common intersection with each of the two parallel through-bores, and a tapered end. A spherical element is positionable in the non-threaded portion of the stepped bore. In use, the retaining block is secured to a support structure and the connector is connected to an object to be tethered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Access Denied, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Rice
  • Patent number: 5934116
    Abstract: A locking apparatus is provided for locking the rear doors of a trailer that has door closing members that include left and right vertical bars on the doors and horizontal clasps that attach respectively to the bars. The apparatus includes a pair of structural blocks that are attached to the doors using bolting or welding for example. A hollow spanning member is transversely positioned to span between the blocks, the spanner member having a central open-ended bore that communicates with preferably both end portions of the bar. Each of the blocks has a receptacle that slidably receives an end portion of the bar. One of the blocks has a vertical channel that extends through the block between its upper and lower surfaces and which communicates with the receptacle. This enables a locking member to be positioned in the channel and form a connection with the bar at the intersection of the receptacle and the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Donald F. Moore
  • Patent number: 5899509
    Abstract: A triple articulating security device for use with a door, such as a house door having a hinged side and a latch (opening) side device holds a door in a closed (security) position or in a partially open (viewing) position. The security device generally comprises a pair of mounting brackets and a bar. The mounting brackets mount, preferably on opposite sides of the door. The bar comprises a viewing portion pivotally mounted to the latch-side bracket, an elongated telescoping portion pivotally mounted to the hinge-side bracket, a pivot pivotally joining their inner ends, a locking mechanism for selectively locking the pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventors: Lee T. Ferguson, Raul A. Castro
  • Patent number: 5873273
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing a door from opening. The apparatus preferably comprises a pair of anchors which are mounted to a floor. The anchors are located beyond both edges of the door on the side toward which the door opens. Each of the anchors has a slot in it so that it can accept an end of a cross bar to form a connection. The anchors are oriented so that the slot in each anchor aligns with the slot in the other anchor when the door is in a closed position and the apparatus is engaged. A cross bar is placed between the anchors to prevent the door from opening. The cross bar is connected to the anchor on the edge of the door which is on the same edge of the door as the hinge of the door by a pin which allows the cross bar to be rotated upwardly. The anchor with the hinge is connected to the floor in such a manner as to allow the anchor to rotate on an axis which is perpendicular to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventor: Gregory Louis Vick
  • Patent number: 5826923
    Abstract: A door security apparatus is provided which uniquely bars a door in a closed position when installed, but which leaves minimal hardware around the door when the door is not barred. The preferred apparatus includes a cross-member which carries two cylindrical end sleeves at opposite ends thereof. The cylindrical end sleeves releasably attach to extension members supported by mounting plates and extending beyond the plane of the door. The cylindrical end sleeves of the preferred embodiment slidably engage a hinge cylinder of an existing hinge on a hinged edge of the door and an extension member of a special side support on a latched edge of the door. If the existing hinge is opposed by other hardware, such as a door knob, then two special side supports may be used above or below the existing hinge. The preferred apparatus is formed from an extruded central section and two telescoping members which are telescopically joined to opposite ends of the central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: Gary J. Bethurem
  • Patent number: 5799521
    Abstract: A security indicator has a two part telescopic locking bar attached to the handle of a door at one end and to the door or door jamb at the other end through an end piece. The device includes a cup or tube which encases the door handle, preventing use of the handle. The length of the bar is fixed by aligning apertures in each part of the telescopic locking bar to form a continuous aperture, inserting a frangible pin through the continuous aperture and locking the frangible pin in place with a padlock received by a hole in the frangible pin. The pin has a narrow portion which can be broken by relatively little human force. The device requires someone who does not have the key to the padlock on the frangible pin to break the frangible pin to enter a door fixed with the device. A broken pin alerts the occupant that an entry has occurred during his/her absence. A sleeve normally protects the narrow portion but slides easily away to expose the narrow portion when entry is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignees: Gerardus J. Brouwer, Samuel Kennedy
    Inventor: Samuel Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5772266
    Abstract: A door security kit including a decorative covering for decoratively covering a door bar, the door bar made from a rigid member and having an exterior surface and a first end and a second end with the door bar having sufficient length so as to extend beyond the width of a door to enable the door bar to be secured on opposite sides of the door, the door bar having a first hole extending through one end of the door bar and a second hole extending through the opposite end of the door bar, a hinge pin attachment member having a first end for securing to a hinge pin on a door frame, the hinge pin attachment member having a second end for extending through the first hole in the door bar, a first fastener for securing to the second end of the hinge pin attachment member to hold the door bar in a rotatable condition on the hinge pin attachment member, a frame attachment member having a first end for securing to a door frame and a second end for extending through the second hole in the door bar sufficiently far so as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Wayne Skiba
  • Patent number: 5741033
    Abstract: A security operating device which mechanically connects a standard door knob to an added security device which may be used to prevent intrusion against that door. The security operating device converts the rotational motion of the door knob to lifting, pulling, or pushing motions which engage or disengage the additional security device. The internal lock in the door knob lock set is thereby also used to lock the added security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Inventor: James D. Everett
  • Patent number: 5738396
    Abstract: A latch system for retaining hatch covers on railroad cars can accommodate any hatch cover type made by any car builder. The latch has a universal arm with a custom-made hinge adapter at one end for pivotally connecting the arm to any hatch design or cover type. The other end of the arm mounts a catch adaptor which receives a catch bolt for retaining the arm in a closed position. The arm also has fittings for accepting brackets and wings for vented hatch covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Salco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Oestermeyer, Brian D. Putnam, William F. Burian
  • Patent number: 5727823
    Abstract: A door bar for barring the door of an automotive vehicle of the type wherein the door has doorjambs, an inside door pull handle for closing the door and a space between the inside door pull handle and the door for receiving a hand, includes a rigid elongate unitary structure with a bar and a panel depending from, e.g., extending perpendicularly from, the bar. The bar has a longitudinal axis and the panel extends abaxially from the bar. The door bar is configured and dimensioned to be positioned between the pull handle and the door and extends from a point prior to the pull handle across the door to beyond the door jamb to bar the door from being opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventor: Vernetta F. Wiley
  • Patent number: 5704662
    Abstract: A security latch for doors and the like is disclosed including a link member one end of which is pivotably secured to the inside of the door and the other end is swingable to a position overlapping the door frame. One side of the swingable end is notched for engagement with a stop fixedly mounted to the door frame for lockable engagement with the notched portion of the link member. A locking knob is threadably mateable with the stop and after the link member is engaged with the stop, the locking knob is tightened to removably clamp the link member in locking engagement with the stop and the locking knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: Frank P. Kwiatkowski
  • Patent number: 5669640
    Abstract: A door securing device with an elongated, rigid bar that is attachable to a pair of lock posts affixed to the door or door frame of the building or other secured area to be protected against unwanted entry. The bar has an opening in each of its ends, each for receiving one of the lock posts. The first lock post has a groove therein in which the bar slides within the constraints of the opening corresponding with that post. The second lock post has a narrow neck which receives the bar via the corresponding opening therein, and an enlarged base which receives and locks the bar in place when the bar is axially slid along the post thereby allowing a lock to be closed over the narrow neck to secure the door of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: Charles R. Ryan
  • Patent number: 5669641
    Abstract: A door securing system including a pivot anchor; a latch anchor; a telescoping cross-bar having a pivot section that is slidingly and rotatably received within a tubular latch section; and an adjustable door contact assembly including a contact securing mechanism securable to and positionable along at least a securing section of the latch section and a user positionable bumper plate that is positionable in a plurality of user selected distances away from the latch section. In use, the cross-bar is held in place across the door to be secured by the pivot anchor and the latch anchor and the bumper plate locked into contact with the door surface to prevent opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: James Roderick Jeansonne
  • Patent number: 5638977
    Abstract: A lid to be attached to a container, a garbage can for example, wherein the lid is secured by means of a system comprising holes placed in the lid rim in alignment with corresponding holes in the top of the container. A conduit is provided on the underside of the lid in alignment with the holes in the lid and the holes in the container. A securing rod passes through the conduit and the holes in the lid and container to secure the lid to the container. In use, the holes of the lid rim and the holes of the container are in registration with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Angelo R. Bianchi
  • Patent number: 5622397
    Abstract: A door security device which includes a support bar having first and second ends, at least one blocking means disposed between the ends of the support bar, attaching means mounted to the support bar for removably securing the support bar in position adjacent a structure, and an actuator connected to the attaching means and operable to actuate the attaching means to secure the support bar adjacent the structure. The use of one blocking means allows the device to be used to secure two doors which close against a common mullion. The use of two blocking means allows the device to be used to secure two doors which close against each other. The door security device can also be used to secure windows and single doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Richard J. Bagan, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Rice, Richard J. Bagan
  • Patent number: 5613728
    Abstract: A vehicle cab with a roof hatch (12) which comprises front and rear hatch sections (14) and (16), the rear section (14) being over an escape hatchway (26) and the front section (16) being over an equipment access hatchway (28) of a roof compartment. The front hatch section (16) is mounted on a front roof section (10a) along its forward edge by hinges (18), and releasably latched to a middle roof section (10c) along its rearward edge by secondary latches (22). The rear hatch section (14) is mounted on the rearward edge of the front hatch section (16) by hinges (20), and releasably latched to the rear roof section (10b) by a primary latch (40). The primary catch (40) may be released and the rear hatch section (14) may be partially opened and retained with rear stays (64) to provide ventilation. The rear stays (64) may then be automatically released when the rear hatch section (14) is pushed past the retention point to fully open the escape hatchway (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Massey Ferguson Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Derek J. Smith, John C. Higgins
  • Patent number: 5605364
    Abstract: A barricade to prevent a door from being opened and entry gained by an unauthorized or unwanted person. The doorway security barricade apparatus removably attaches to a door frame and includes a bar which extends across the doorway, bar brackets which attach to the bar, mounting brackets which are attached to the wall and the door frame and receive the bar brackets to mount the security apparatus across the door, and an assembly coupled to the bar which allows a user to apply a positive pressure to the door and restrict movement of the door latch or deadbolt within the door jamb, prevent opening of the door, and restrain against extraordinary external forces applied against an exterior surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: Jack R. Shelledy
  • Patent number: 5595410
    Abstract: A locking device for a prism pole having a first telescoping member slidably located within a second telescoping member to selectively lock and unlock the first telescoping member relative to the second telescoping member. The locking device includes a housing having a sidewall with a bore extending therethrough. The upper end of the outer telescoping member is attached to the housing and the inner telescoping member is slidably located within the bore of the housing. First and second locking mechanisms, each comprising an annular ring, are disposed within the housing. Each ring includes a bore through which the inner telescoping member extends. The first locking mechanism is selectively pivotal between a first position, wherein the annular ring engages the inner telescoping member to prevent sliding movement in a first direction while allowing sliding movement in a second and opposite direction, and a second position wherein the first locking mechanism allows sliding movement in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Chicago Steel Tape Co.
    Inventors: Duard W. Wilson, Jon L. Gerber, Jeff G. Christianson
  • Patent number: 5588687
    Abstract: A device or kit for making a refrigerator door child proof is disclosed. The device comprises about four distinct parts: a segment of shock cord (lanyard), a spring clasp having a swivel eyelet butt end connected to one end of the shock cord, a first adhesive backed mounting plate with a loop for receiving the spring clasp (first mounting plate), another adhesive backed mounting plate for tethering the spring clasp to via the lanyard (second mounting plate). The first mounting plate is adhered to a refrigerator door. The second mounting plate having the spring clasp and lanyard mounted thereto is either adhered to a second refrigerator door or the side of the refrigerator. When the door is opened by a child the shock cord allows the door to only slightly be opened. The shock cord then springs back to its relaxed state quickly shutting the door. The spring clasp can be operated by an adult by one hand. The device can be disabled by leaving the spring clasp unhooked. The device can only deliberately be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: William R. Pinkerton
  • Patent number: 5580108
    Abstract: A door security device for preventing forced entry through an exterior door of a residence, for example, includes a steel bar, a top end of which is attached to a swivel connector that is anchored into a vertical stud within the wall framing structure adjacent the opening side of the door, and a quick release latch anchored into a stud within the wall framing structure adjacent the opposite or hinged side of the door. When in use, the steel bar is latched into position diagonally across the inside of the door. When not in use, the steel bar simply hangs from the swivel connector freely and unobtrusively in a vertical position alongside the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: David S. Bergstein
  • Patent number: 5573289
    Abstract: A security means for a door or other passageway to allow the user the option of reducing tension on the securing means to open the door or other passageway slightly while still providing security by the use of a passageway security system comprising a chain or length of cable consisting of a fixture formed to accept a chain link or a loop formed at the end of a cable to accept means for securing the anchor to the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Lawrence L. Littlefair
  • Patent number: 5562316
    Abstract: A bar lock for securing a door in a closed position in a frame includes a bar that forms a first interlocking profile extending along its length. The bar is mounted for rotation in first and second hinges by first and second hinge elements. The first and second hinge elements define a second interlocking profile shaped to mate with the first interlocking profile to restrict the hinge elements to axial movement along the length of the bar. The interlocking profiles maintain alignment and facilitate welding of the hinge elements in place on the bar. A similar approach can be used to facilitate assembly of a handle bracket to the bar. An elastomeric strip is affixed in a groove extending along the length of the bar to cushion contact between the bar and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: A. L. Hansen Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bullock, William S. Hansen, II
  • Patent number: 5556143
    Abstract: An inexpensive and easy to install and use door security apparatus which comprises a bar extending, in a first position, across the width of the inner side of the door and having end portions which extend beyond the door edges respectively. Brackets attached to the frame portions hold the end portions against the respective frame portions to counteract a force applied to the outer side of the door during an attempted forced entry. A handle is attached to the bar for pivoting it to another position clear of the door so that the door can be opened. The handle extends through the respective frame portion so that it may be operated from the outer side of a door and is lockingly secured to prevent unauthorized persons from operating the handle. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, at least two locking assemblies are provided with at least one locking assembly provided along each vertical edge of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph N. Robinson
  • Patent number: 5511836
    Abstract: A device for securing bulkhead doors consists of a single length of rigid, angled metal bar stock that preferably extends across the full internal width of the doors. A pair of elastomeric bumpers located at each end of the bar make contact with the underside of the bulkhead doors or the side pillars on which the doors rest. The bar is braced against the doors by engagement with a retention bracket, which may be the existing bracket already associated with the bulkhead doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Gerald K. Murphy
  • Patent number: 5509701
    Abstract: A door bracing apparatus including a crossbar, a striker member threadedly connected to the crossbar inwardly of a first end of the crossbar, and a stabilizer member threadedly connected to the crossbar inwardly of a second end of the crossbar. The striker member extends outwardly generally transverse to the crossbar so as to fit against a surface of a frame of the door. The stabilizer member extends outwardly generally transverse to the crossbar and in parallel corresponding relationship to the striker member. The stabilizer member serves to fit against an opposite surface of the frame of the door. The striker member includes a first plate having a front flat surface thereon, a second plate connected to the first plate and extending toward the crossbar, and a threaded member connected to the second plate and to the crossbar. The stabilizer member includes an L-shaped member, a support surface and a threaded shank affixed to the L-shaped member and threadedly received by the crossbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Michael Reinhard
  • Patent number: 5496081
    Abstract: A door security device includes an elongate support bar, attachment mechanism mounted to the support bar, opposing blocking members attached to opposing ends of the support bar, and an actuation mechanism. In one embodiment, the attachment mechanism includes a pair of generally J-shaped hooks which engage a portion of a door. The blocking members include a surface thereon which rests flush against the door frame. The actuation mechanism includes a handle assembly which is pivotally connected to the hooks. The handle assembly includes a camming surface thereon which contacts the support bar. The security device is actuated by positioning the hooks about the door and positioning the blocking members flush against the door frame. The handle is then pivoted, causing the camming surface to pivot about the support bar and pull the hooks away from the door and towards the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Richard J. Bagan, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Rice
  • Patent number: 5490696
    Abstract: A door locking system for attachment to an outwardly opening door which engages the door frame and which has a panic bar movable towards the door for disengaging the locking system. The locking device includes an outer sleeve fixedly mounted to the interior surface of the door and extending over one side of the door frame. An inner sleeve is provided within the outer sleeve which is pulled outwardly to a door frame engagement position, wherein the inner sleeve extends over the other side of the door frame to prevent the door from being opened. Movement of the panic bar towards the door causes the inner sleeve to retract into the outer sleeve, thereby allowing the door to be opened. A reset system is provided for automatically resetting the lock when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Fortruss, Inc.
    Inventor: Ozzie B. Hutson
  • Patent number: 5474343
    Abstract: A security device is provided for a door in a doorway frame of a building, which consists of an elongated bar. A structure is for mounting the elongated bar in a removable manner within the doorway frame of the building across the door, to positively prevent forced entry from an opposite side of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: James W. Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 5466023
    Abstract: An energy absorbing security door bar system is disclosed. The system includes a generally straight elongate member having oppositely facing free ends and the ability to resiliently flex from a straight resting position to a bowed position in which straight lines drawn through the free ends of the elongate member form an included angle of less than about 170 degrees. In addition, the system includes anchoring means for releaseably anchoring the free ends of the elongate member to opposite sides of a door's frame to prevent the door from being opened. A method for preventing forced entry through a door secured with the above security door bar system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventor: Christopher H. Williamson
  • Patent number: 5452929
    Abstract: A security apparatus for restricting the opening of a door in a frame consisting of lag bolts screwed into the frame near opposite edges of the door and a nylon belt fastened to each lag bolt. An aperture is formed near each end of the belt and the lag bolts are extended through the apertures in order to fasten the belt to the bolts. The belt can be elongated slightly, and it is preferred that the distance between the apertures is slightly less than the distance between the bolts. Any elongation above a specified amount requires substantially higher force than that required to elongate the belt for putting it in its operable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Universal Development Enterprises
    Inventor: Ronald R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5447046
    Abstract: A security bar 14 for securing a door 2 hinged at one side of a door 2, the security bar 14 being hinged to the door surround 4 at the same side as the door 2 is hinged thereto and extending across the door surround 4 so as to be lockable with a locking device 18. The bar 14 is of freely adjustable length, and has its lockable end fixed relative to the door 2. Thus, the door 2 and the bar 14 pivot together about their respective displaced hinges by virtue of the varying length of the bar 14. The locking device is in the form of a key operated lock, the key of which is long enough to pass through the thickness of the door and into the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: SPS (Holdings) Limited
    Inventor: Alexander M. Duffus
  • Patent number: 5447345
    Abstract: A security bar assembly for preventing a door connected to a door frame mounted on a wall from being forced open, said security bar assembly including a rigid bar extending horizontally across the width of the door for preventing the door from being opened, a chain or cable connecting the rigid bar to the wall or frame, brackets for connecting the rigid bar to the door frame or wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Philip A. Daley
  • Patent number: 5398982
    Abstract: A security door bar safety device elongated rod has a main extension portion having a distal end insertable within a hole within a floor adjacent to the door, and an arcuate handle end at a proximal end of said main extension portion. The arcuate handle end has extending downward therefrom a further partial extension, which is rotatable within a ferrule bar sleeve portion mounted adjacent to said door. The further partial extension portion is movable rotatably about the extension portion within the ferrule sleeve from a position of non-use to a locking position, wherein the main extension portion extends vertically parallel to said further partial extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: Larry Watson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5387018
    Abstract: A device or kit for making a refrigerator door child proof is disclosed. The device comprises about four distinct parts: a shock cord, a spring clasp, one adhesive backed mounting plate or pad with a loop for receiving the spring clasp, another adhesive backed pad for mounting the latch and lanyard to. The loop pad is adhered to refrigerator door. The other pad having the latch and lanyard mounted thereto is either adhered to a second door or the side of the refrigerator. The latch can be operated by one hand. The latch can be disabled by leaving the latch unhooked. Dependent claims include additional features separately or combined: double spring clasp, clock, telephone, night light, can opener, writing surface, fan, timer, alarm, motion detector, bottle opener, and paper clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Inventor: William R. Pinkerton
  • Patent number: 5364140
    Abstract: A door security device includes an elongate support bar, attachment mechanism mounted to the support bar, opposing blocking members attached to opposing ends of the support bar, and an actuation mechanism. The attachment mechanism includes a pair of generally J-shaped hooks which engage a portion of a door. The blocking members include a surface thereon which rests flush against the door frame. The actuation mechanism includes a handle assembly which is pivotally connected to the hooks. The handle assembly includes a camming surface thereon which contacts the support bar. The security device is actuated by positioning the hooks about the door and positioning the blocking members flush against the door frame. The handle is then pivoted, causing the camming surface to pivot about the support bar and pull the hooks away from the door and towards the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Richard J. Bagan, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Rice
  • Patent number: 5340172
    Abstract: A security bar system for use on both "inward" and "outward" opening doors that provides security by preventing forcible entry. The system preferably comprises an elongated, telescoping, bar arranged to extend horizontally across and adjacent to a pair of double doors. Inward opening doors are secured by mounting the security bar on opposing hinges, modified by incorporating docking ferrules into which right angle mounting dowels existing at each end of the reinforcing bar can be securely inserted, effectively barricading the doors closed. For outward opening double doors, where the hinge pins are typically located on the outside, door jamb mounting brackets in lieu of hinge mounted docking ferrules, are securely fastened to both sides of the door jamb material on the interior at approximately the same height as the door knobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Lloyd Sweet
  • Patent number: 5314218
    Abstract: A hatch cover lock with an automatic first locking mechanism for securing a removable hatch cover of a railway hopper car to the railway hopper car and secondary manually operated locking mechanism to secure the hatch cover to the hopper car in addition to the automatic first locking mechanism which allows the hatch cover to be opened from either side of the hopper car, and which cooperates to prevent accidental removal of the hatch cover and/or batten bar from the hopper car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Ireco, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolph E. Nadherny
  • Patent number: 5305969
    Abstract: A latch lock mechanism (20) for opening and closing a translating motion-type aircraft door (22). The latch lock mechanism (20) of this invention includes a latch shaft (38) that is mounted to the door (22) by a set of follower bearings (98) that are axially offset from the shaft. The shaft (38) is rotated by a lift lock mechanism (44) that includes a lift lock cam (106) and a cam follower (108) that tracks the cam, and a door drive linkage (1 10) that is attached to the cam follower for rotating the latch shaft. The lift lock cam (106) is rotated by a handle shaft (42) that is actuated by a handle (40). When the handle (40) is rotated, the lift lock cam (106) is similarly rotated so as to cause the upward movement of the door drive linkage (110) in the rotation of the latch shaft (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard B. Odell, Leo W. Plude
  • Patent number: 5282656
    Abstract: The security bar system will physically prevent unwanted opening of a hinged door. The system comprises an elongate, rigid adjustable cylinder bar which is adapted to extend on the inside of a door between a pair of mounted brackets. The adjustable bar terminates at its opposite ends in rigid closed ended brackets. The adjustable bar is equipped with a locking pin that is restrained by the left bracket, when bar is in security (horizontal) position. Left bracket is equipped with an indentation that allows for snug fit of locking pin. Bar is restrained by and rotates from horizontal to storage (vertical) position within right bracket, in which self-contained hinge allow for easy rotation. When in storage position bar is held in vertical position by a catcher affixed to molding, above right bracket. Adjustable bar and brackets are coated with a decorative finish so as not to sacrifice the aesthetic integrity of the dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: John Fizer
  • Patent number: 5257581
    Abstract: A safe locking assembly allows a safe to be securely locked and to be unlocked from a remote location. The attachment has arms attached to opposite side walls of the safe and a swing arm at the front to extend across the safe door. The swing arm is attracted to one side arm by an electromagnet which prevents the swing arm from swinging open to obtain access to the safe door. The electromagnet can be deactivated by a remote switch to allow the swing arm to open and provide access to the safe. The device is useful for safes to which access is needed on a frequent basis to obviate the need for operating the safe's own combination or other lock each time the safe is to be opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Inventor: Al Welling
  • Patent number: 5255946
    Abstract: A flap door in the floor of an aircraft cabin has a mechanism for locking and unlocking the flap door from either side. A bearing block with a bellcrank lever pivoted to the block is attached to the flap door that hinges upwardly into the passenger cabin. The bellcrank lever is one-armed and has a lateral roller that engages into a lateral guide groove. Further, a locking member is provided on the one-armed bellcrank lever, which catches behind a spring biased stop member on the bearing block in the closed position of the flap door. A handle recessed in the upwardly facing surface of the flap door is connected through a flexible pull member for withdrawing the stop member out of its locking position to open the door from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Deutsche Aerospace Airbus GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Allerding, Thorsten Teichmann, Albrecht Seelhorst
  • Patent number: 5253905
    Abstract: A door locking system for attachment to an outwardly opening door which engages the door frame and which has a panic bar movable towards the door for disengaging the locking system. The locking device includes an outer sleeve fixedly mounted to the interior surface of the door and extending over one side of the door frame. An inner sleeve is provided within the outer sleeve which is pulled against a spring to a door frame engagement position, wherein inner sleeve extends over the other side of the door frame to prevent the door from being opened. A catch on the panic bar retains the inner sleeve in the engagement position, and movement of the panic bar towards the door causes the inner sleeve to retract into the outer sleeve, thereby allowing the door to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Fortruss, Inc.
    Inventor: Ozzie B. Hutson
  • Patent number: 5232254
    Abstract: A door locking device having a first bracket with a slot formed thereon and extending outwardly from a flat surface, and a second bracket having a slotted member hingedly connected thereto. The first bracket has a first stop member extending from the flat surface adjacent an open end of the slot. The second bracket has a second stop member connected thereto and positioned adjacent an open end of the slotted member opposite the first bracket. The second bracket includes a flat member, a hinge joining the slotted member to the flat member, and a receiving latch fastened to the flat member and extending outwardly therefrom. The hinge causes the slotted member to be movable between an open position and a closed position. The slotted member has a slit which extends around the exterior of the receiving latch when the slotted member is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Josette C. Teaff
  • Patent number: 5211433
    Abstract: A dome clamp arranged for mounting to the lid plates of a truck tank-trailer arrangement includes a plurality of confronting L-shaped legs mounted to a support beam, with the support beam including a slot having a slot clamp slidably directed therethrough to provide for clamping of the structure to the lid plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventor: Alan E. Gumbs
  • Patent number: 5211410
    Abstract: A hinge gate construction for a baby seat compartment of the type which is securable to a rear portion of an elevated frame of an over-the-counter shopping cart. The gate is hingedly secured under the bottom wall of the baby seat compartment and the main merchandise-carrying basket, and is displaceable from an upright arrested position to a collapsed position forwardly over the bottom wall of the merchandise carrying compartment. A sliding latch is displaceably secured in a top portion of the gate and has engageable extensions disposed outwardly of opposed end edges of the gate. These extensions are received in restraining cavities formed in a front edge of each of opposed side walls of the baby seat compartment by displacing the sliding latch upwardly to engage in these cavities. The gate is disengaged from the cavities by sliding the latch upwardly and hinging the gate forwardly over the bottom wall of the merchandise carrying basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Cari-All Inc.
    Inventor: Antoine Trubiano
  • Patent number: 5165741
    Abstract: A security door bar adapted to prevent the opening of a door by intruders and comprising a resilient metal bar which carries a polygon shaped block through which pressure is applied to the door. The metal bar being adjustable to the width of the door and the polygon shaped block being rotatable on the bar to adjust for door thickness and amount of pressure to be applied to the door. The metal bar is adapted to the door by use of a metal screw hook which is screwed into a wall stud on the knob side of the door and pressure is applied to the door from the metal bar through the polygon block and a pressure distribution sheet attached to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: James D. Everett