Portable Patents (Class 292/288)
  • Patent number: 10451131
    Abstract: There is provided a shock-absorbing device disposed between a fixed member and a movable member to suppress movement of the movable member. The shock-absorbing device includes a case member; a shock-absorbing member; and a spring. The case member has a bottom portion, a supporting portion, a shaft portion, and a circumferential wall. The shock-absorbing member has an inner cylinder into which the shaft portion is inserted, an outer cylinder, and a spring bearing portion. A retaining member is provided between the case member and the shock-absorbing member. An outer circumference of the outer cylinder is disposed in an inner circumference of the circumferential wall to function as a first guide for the shock-absorbing member, and an inner circumference of the inner cylinder is disposed on an outer circumference of the shaft portion to function as a second guide for the shock-absorbing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Hisashi Nakasone
  • Patent number: 10415272
    Abstract: A multiple-lock securing system to provide access to a secured area by releasing one of a plurality of locks. A bar in a multiple-lock securing system provides access to a secured area by releasing one of the locks. A locking plate has a plurality of openings for positioning one of the locks therein. The bar is fastened to the locking plate when the locks are positioned in each of the openings. Removal of one of the locks from its respective opening releases the bar and provides access to the secured area. The invention provides an improved multiple lock securing system that includes end bars and middles bars with structural differences to accommodate larger locks. The invention further provides end bars and middle bars that have a stiffening center rib that extends through the central axis of each bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Terry P. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10400480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable locking system which comprises a cable and a cable clamp having a first lever with a planar surface and having a second lever with a planar surface. The second lever is connected to the first lever in an articulated manner such that the two levers can be moved between a release position in which they are angled toward one another and a clamping position in which their planar surfaces contact one another and together define an opening for clamping the cable whose clear opening area decreases with an increasing approach to the clamping position. The first lever is interspersed in a locking region by a plurality of passage openings which are aligned with corresponding passage openings in the clamping position by which the second lever is interspersed in a locking region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ABUS AUGUST BREMICKER SOHNE KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Garthe, Bettina Riepe
  • Patent number: 10371233
    Abstract: A bungee cord/strap includes an elastic tubular body having an inner surface extending along a length thereof and opposing ends. A pair of inserts are provided, each insert including a connector at one end thereof and a means for attaching to the inner surface of the elastic tubular body at an end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Dershem
  • Patent number: 10329040
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to allow a medicine dispensing cassette to be easily disassembled. The medicine dispensing cassette according to the embodiments of the present invention may include a main member, a first sub-member, a second sub-member and a third sub-member. The main member further includes an engagement release member so that when said engagement release member is moved to a first position (F), the engagement between the main member and the first sub-member is released, making it possible to separate the first sub-member from the main member. In the same manner, when the engagement release member is moved to a second position (S), the engagement between the main member and the second sub-member is released, making it possible to separate the second sub-member from the main member. The third sub-member can be removed from the main member independently from an operation of the engagement release member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Mitani, Takanori Yorozu
  • Patent number: 10196841
    Abstract: In a lid locking device of the present invention, a first rod constituting portion at the front end of a rod is eccentrically located on a side of the rod which is a side spaced away from the lid at a forward extending region of the second rod constituting portion linearly movably supported at the tip cylindrical portion. Therefore, even where an engagement protrusion piece presses a side close to the lid of a tip swelling face of the first rod constituting portion, the device of the present invention is able to receive an axial force F derived from pressing force at a position closer to the central axis of the second rod constituting portion and also decrease in resistance on operation of closing the lid compared to a conventionally structured device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kitamura, Takumi Niwa, Tatsuya Shimizu, Masayuki Nomura, Yoshichika Ito
  • Patent number: 10174532
    Abstract: A door security system is provided which is used to prevent a door, which separates first and second spaces, from opening. The door security system includes a security apparatus which is configured to be engaged with the floor within a first space. If the door is to be opened into the first space, the security apparatus blocks the door from opening into the first space. If the door is to be opened into the second space, an attachment assembly of the door security system acts in concert with the attachment assembly to block the door from opening into the second space. The door security system further includes a release mechanism which can be manipulated from the second space to disengage the security apparatus within the first space, thereby allowing for the door to be opened into either the first or second spaces, as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Robert J. Couturier
  • Patent number: 10094154
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for securing a door. The apparatuses include a door clamp having a stop, a base, a jamb bracket, and a fastener and are used to clamp a door to prevent opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: J. Robert Ploskunak
  • Patent number: 9976325
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method which comprises a rotating securing plate mounded on a door knob which engages a door frame to facilitate quickly securing a door to a door frame to protect the occupants of a room from an intruder. The system comprises a rotating stop in the doorknob which allows a user to open the door from within the secured room with a minimum of movements and time in the event of a dangerous situation in the room such as fire or other hazards. Through the use of an opening in the door frame, embodiments of the invention are equally applicable to doors that open inwardly and outwardly relative to an area to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon Zolman, Rick Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9963915
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cable lock particularly configured for securing the cover of a control switch, such as a fluid flow or pressure switch used in industrial pressurized air and water delivery systems that include a fluid line tap, a base, a flow or pressure switch mounted on the base, and a switch cover removably attached to the base and covering the switch. The cable lock is specially configured with a first loop portion that wraps around the fluid line tap, and a second loop portion attached to the first loop portion and positioned at approximately 90┬░ to the first loop portion that wraps around the switch cover so as to prevent unauthorized removal of the cover and unauthorized access to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: John R. Earle
  • Patent number: 9938757
    Abstract: A panel lock is provided to lock a movable panel to a relatively stationary base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Kay Raffi, Steve L. Torosian
  • Patent number: 9816295
    Abstract: An emergency entry control system which is particularly adaptable for use with double panic doors typically found in schools, movie theaters, and other public facilities. The system includes a base, connecting bracket, and engagement means designed to be removably secured to the top latching mechanism and/or bottom latching mechanism of a conventional double panic door configuration to prevent double panic doors without a center bar from being opened from the outside. The system is rotated manually to permit the panic doors to operate normally. The system can also be modified with wireless and audio technology to effectuate audible and visual notification and facilitate location and communication during emergency situations like an unauthorized attempt at entry or removal of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: John Taylor, III
  • Patent number: 9799181
    Abstract: A door barricade alert system includes a door barricade device, a sensor, and a communication system. The door barricade device is normally positioned in a stored, non-installed position. The sensor is associated with the door barricade device in the stored, non-installed position. The communication system is associated with the sensor at one end and with a target at the other end. When the door barricade device is in close proximity to the sensor, the sensor is not activated and when the door barricade device is moved from close proximity to the sensor, the sensor sends a signal through the communication system to a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: William W. Cushwa, Jr., David A. Soulsby
  • Patent number: 9644395
    Abstract: A deadbolt knob security device is provided, whereby rotation of the deadbolt knob is linked to motion of an intermediate member assembly secured to a door element positioned next to the deadbolt knob. The device comprises several embodiments for surrounding the exposed interior knob of a deadbolt, as well as several embodiments for the adjustable intermediate member assembly between the deadbolt knob attachment and door knob attachment, wherein a door knob attachment member is provided in a U-shaped configuration to surround a door knob stem. Adjustability for accommodating doors of different design and specification is provided, while an electronic security monitor is accommodated along the device to monitor for tampering of the device while installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Danny L. Strand
  • Patent number: 9623574
    Abstract: A cutting-assembly mount for hair clippers includes an accommodating base, which can be fastened on the hair clippers, and an accommodating limb, which is mounted on the accommodating base and on which an interchangeable cutting assembly can be arranged. A blocking element is provided which can be moved between a pivoting position and a blocking position and is designed to be suitable for blocking a pivoting movement of the accommodating limb in the direction of the accommodating base without any cutting assembly arranged on the accommodating limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: WAHL GmbH
    Inventor: Roberto Krause
  • Patent number: 9623838
    Abstract: A releasable vehicular boot coupled to a vehicle's tire is designed to immobilize the tire. The vehicular boot includes a triangular sheet having a hole situated proximate the first corner of the sheet, a first chain having a first end coupled to the second corner of the triangular sheet and a second end coupled to the third corner of the triangular sheet to create a loop in the first chain, and a second chain having a first end slidably mounted to the first chain. The loop in the first chain is disposed around the tire. The second chain is disposed through a suspension component of the vehicle and the hole in the triangular sheet. The second end of the second chain is coupled to a locking mechanism to prevent a detachment of the second chain from the hole in the triangular sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Joel Benjamin Perri
  • Patent number: 9557095
    Abstract: A refrigerator lock for selectively locking at least one door of a refrigerator into a closed position is described. The refrigerator door lock may include an anchor having an outer periphery sized to fit on a door face of the refrigerator adjacent to one or more doors seals when the door maintains the closed position. A fastener such as an adhesive may be utilized to secure the anchor to the door face of the refrigerator. An extension extends from a catch and is selectively securable to the anchor. With the extension secured to the anchor, the catch overlaps the refrigerator doors and either directly or indirectly engages the refrigerator doors to hold them in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rumble Products, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew G. Rumble
  • Patent number: 9534430
    Abstract: A device for restricting movement of a door includes a door member, a floor member, and a connecting member. The door member is fixedly mounted to a door and includes a first opening having a first predetermined shape. The floor member is fixedly mounted to a floor and includes a second opening having a second predetermined shape. The connecting member includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg extends in a first direction and has a first end removeably engaging the first opening. The second leg extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and has a second end removeably engaging the second opening simultaneously when the first end removeably engages the first opening thereby preventing rotation of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Curtis Taylor, Jack Roy Taylor
  • Patent number: 9157254
    Abstract: An attractive window lock for conventional double hung windows is provided with a housing containing a handle and a cam. The housing defines a pair of grooves which are complementary shaped to the ends of a mounting plate. The mounting plate is affixed with fasteners to the window sash and the housing is then slideably joined to the mounting plate, concealing the mounting plate and fasteners and providing an attractive appearance for the owner. A keeper is affixed to the opposing sash and by rotating the handle on the housing the rotatable cam extends and engages the keeper to secure the sashes in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Hughes Supply and Manufacturing Company of Thomasville, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Rogers, Farrell D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9033378
    Abstract: A high security adjustable keyless locking contrivance for preventing the forced opening of a hinged door of unoccupied homes or buildings. An engaging apparatus that incorporates a first armor structural plate combined with a first structural cylinder having a pair of first slots and a connecting bolt shaft, which first structural cylinder inserts into a conventional door knob bore hole with the bolt shaft passing through the existing door latch assembly in concert. A second armor structural plate combined with a second structural cylinder that matingly connects to said first structural cylinder from the opposite side of the hinged door, allowing the penetration of the connecting bolt shaft through the second armor structural plate bolt hole which will conjoin the two devices with a security fastener, thus sandwiching and securing the hinged door and door jamb between the two armor structural plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Heath O'Brien Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9021676
    Abstract: A method of preventing a first door on an over-the-road vehicle from moving from a closed position into an open position. The first door has a first latch assembly that cooperates with a second latch assembly to releasably maintain the first door in its closed position. One of the first and second latch assemblies is maintained in place by at least one fastener extended into a first opening. With the at least one fastener loosened, the first locking assembly is placed on one of: a) one of the doors; or b) the vehicle frame after which a fastener is tightened into the first opening to thereby: i) maintain one of the first and second latch assemblies in place and secure the operatively placed first locking assembly. With the first door in the closed position, a locking device can be connected to the first locking assembly and another part on the vehicle to thereby maintain the first door in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Kaminsky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9016736
    Abstract: French doors that include a passive door and an active door are kept closed by a plate on a trim over a French door jamb having a flange at one of the sides. Holes in the plate allow it to be screwed into the trim. The flange retains the passive French door in place, but the screw in the hole over the active door can be removed to allow the plate to pivot about the remaining screw so the plate can be bent upward to allow the passive door to open under the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Edward R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150097382
    Abstract: A safety device for use with exteriorly locked doors. The safety device provides a temporary barrier between the latch and the strike plate hole to allow ingress and egress through the door while the door is in a constant locked position. The device includes a strike plate cover, a frame portion, a pull portion, and at least one magnet member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHER J. BLAWAT
  • Patent number: 8955891
    Abstract: There is a door stop including a block having a top surface and a bottom surface. The block includes an engaging perimeter and a non-engaging perimeter opposite the engaging perimeter and is disposed between the top surface and the bottom surface. The block includes a protrusion extending therefrom at a boundary region between the engaging perimeter and the non-engaging perimeter. The door stop includes a plurality of magnets disposed in an array along an exterior of the engaging perimeter. The door stop includes a recessed portion disposed about the engaging perimeter and is configured to rest about a hinge of a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Michael R. Millsap
  • Publication number: 20150042109
    Abstract: A door brace (10) comprising a door engagement member (12), a leg (20) and an engagement foot (26). The door engagement member (12) comprises a bottom flange (14) for location under a bottom edge of a door (34) and an engagement wall (16) having one face (18) for location against one side of the door. The leg comprises a fixed length section(22)and an adjustable length section (24). The leg is hingedly connected to the engagement wall and is movable between a bracing position in which it extends at a first angle to the engagement wall and a released position in which it extends at a smaller angle to the engagement wall. The door brace has a released condition in which the leg is in the released position and the adjustable length section of the leg has a first length and a bracing condition in which the leg is in the bracing position and the adjustable length section of the leg has a longer length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: PENN GLOBAL ASSETS LIMITED
    Inventors: James Hatton, Steve St. James
  • Publication number: 20150008684
    Abstract: A portable door guard used to secure the door at the hinge, particularly the wings of the hinge. The portable door guard comprises a retractable, non-permanently fixed device that can be secured around the hinge of the door from the inside to prohibit the door to open more than a gap. The portable door guard includes a center area designed to grip the hinge to limit the swinging movement of the hinge and adjusting means to configure the size of the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Henry Kong Sun Ching
  • Patent number: 8899639
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for securing a door. The apparatuses including a door clamp having a stop, a base attached to the stop, a jamb bracket attached to the stop, and a fastener coupled to the jamb bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: J. Robert Ploskunak
  • Patent number: 8894110
    Abstract: A device for restricting movement of a door includes a door member, a floor member, and a connecting member. The door member is fixedly mounted to a door and includes a first opening having a first predetermined shape. The floor member is fixedly mounted to a floor and includes a second opening having a second predetermined shape. The connecting member includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg extends in a first direction and has a first end removeably engaging the first opening. The second leg extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and has a second end removeably engaging the second opening simultaneously when the first end removeably engages the first opening thereby preventing rotation of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Curtis Taylor, Jack Roy Taylor
  • Patent number: 8881557
    Abstract: An adjustable position blocking device for sliding closures that firmly attaches to a glass pane of a closure and limits the sliding translation of the sliding panels of the closure. One embodiment comprises an elongated track (30) which adheres to a glass pane with very high bonding double-sided tape (40). The one embodiment also comprises a blocking slider (10) that adjustably attaches to track (30) at a plurality of track positions and is substantially tall to block the sliding translation of the sliding panels. Slider (10) comprises a modular attachment means that permits the slider (10) to be customized with blocking modules (22, 86, 96) of different form and function. In addition, one embodiment comprises a blocking module (96) which integrates an electronic device to detect the opening of a sliding closure and alert a user, a remote device or a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Franklin McEachern
  • Patent number: 8870249
    Abstract: The invention provides tie-down devices and related methods for securing oversized items in a vehicle trunk or rear storage compartment in preparation for transport. The tie-down devices include sections connected by a releasable buckle that allows for separately cinching the strap sections to desired lengths. The tie-down devices incorporate specialized connectors at each end in the form of at least one grip that is curved to attach to the edge of a panel on the vehicle and a latch that attaches to a fixed attachment mechanism at the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Global Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail Bruce, Bob A. Schouten, Connie S. Schouten, David Voigts, Reid Alan Bruce
  • Patent number: 8869451
    Abstract: A finger guard device is designed to be inserted into a gap between a hinged door and a doorjamb that is created when the door is at least partially open. The finger guard device includes a wedge and a protuberance from the wedge that is shaped and sized to hook over a hinge of the door. The finger guard device is placed to straddle a hinge so that the wedge extends down one side of a hinge and the protuberance hooks over the other side of the hinge. When the finger guard is so placed, the door can not be completely closed and a gap remains between the door and the doorjamb. This gap prevents injury caused by fingers being pinched in doorjambs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rhoost, LLC
    Inventors: Vianka P. Belyea, Tavinder Phull
  • Patent number: 8863561
    Abstract: A door stop includes a body having a longitudinal axis and having angled sides defining an apex. A rotating toggle having angled sides defining an apex and a longitudinal axis is operably connected at its apex to the body at about the apex of the body. The toggle is rotatable such that the longitudinal axis of the toggle aligns with the longitudinal axis of the body in an insertion position and the longitudinal axis of the toggle is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body in a locked position. A lock assembly is operably mounted to the body to lock the toggle in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Orlov, Stuart Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8864195
    Abstract: An adjustable lock for a sliding member such as a sliding door, sliding panel, or sliding window is provided by a tubular mechanism adapted to be placed into a position wedging the tubular mechanism between the frame and the sliding member, with the tubular mechanism including an inner tubular member selectively threadably extendable from within an outer tubular member attached to the frame to a locked position locking the outer and inner tubular members together, with a free end of the inner tubular member is proximate an edge portion of the associated sliding member, whereby the locked together outer and inner tubes are rotatable in one direction for extending and forcing a free end of the inner tubular member into intimate contact with the edge portion of the sliding member, thereby wedging the sliding member into a locked position preventing movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Accession, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8851535
    Abstract: A security device for a double door, including a first locking portion having a curved portion and an elongated male portion, and a second locking portion having a curved portion and an elongated female portion. A lock mechanism includes a pair of rows of teeth having a gap therebetween and associated with the bottom side of the male portion and a locking prong mounted to the female portion. The locking prong has a flexible finger portion that terminates in a T-shaped end. The finger portion can slide between the gap in the rows of teeth. A release button mounted on the female portion, when pressed, causes the locking prong to bend downward, disengaging the T-shaped end from between the teeth and allowing the first and second locking portions to separate, thereby unlocking the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mountain View Promotions, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Michael Miskel, John Tyler Willis Hagler, Patrick Brian Murphy
  • Patent number: 8814230
    Abstract: Disclosed is a doorstop assembly which allows a doorstop to be conveniently installed or removed from left or right swinging doors of varying thicknesses. The assembly has a portable door clip which may be easily pulled off a left swing door, turned upside down, and then pushed into place onto a right swing door. The portable door clip can firmly embrace doors of varying thickness. A dual lock leg mounted to the front of the door clip can be stowed in an upward position regardless of which way the door clip is turned, and then lowered toward the floor surface when in use to stop the door from closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Mullenbach
  • Publication number: 20140225385
    Abstract: There is a door stop including a block having a top surface and a bottom surface. The block includes an engaging perimeter and a non-engaging perimeter opposite the engaging perimeter and is disposed between the top surface and the bottom surface. The block includes a protrusion extending therefrom at a boundary region between the engaging perimeter and the non-engaging perimeter. The door stop includes a plurality of magnets disposed in an array along an exterior of the engaging perimeter. The door stop includes a recessed portion disposed about the engaging perimeter and is configured to rest about a hinge of a door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Michael R. Millsap
  • Publication number: 20140217754
    Abstract: A device for restricting movement of a door includes a door member, a floor member, and a connecting member. The door member is fixedly mounted to a door and includes a first opening having a first predetermined shape. The floor member is fixedly mounted to a floor and includes a second opening having a second predetermined shape. The connecting member includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg extends in a first direction and has a first end removeably engaging the first opening. The second leg extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and has a second end removeably engaging the second opening simultaneously when the first end removeably engages the first opening thereby preventing rotation of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Curtis TAYLOR, Jack Roy TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 8783741
    Abstract: A shutter frame lock formed of thermoplastic material for incorporation between a shutter frame and a mounting frame and having a recess integrally formed in a first one of the frames, a one piece moulded locking member secured in a second one of the frames; in which the locking member defines a main body; attachment extensions on the main body engageable with the second frame; a flexible resilient lock strip integrally moulded with the main body, having a lock portion interlockable with the recess in the first frame, and integral flexible arms extending on either side of the lock portion, joining it to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Maxxmar Inc.
    Inventor: Mario M Marocco
  • Patent number: 8784032
    Abstract: The present invention features a receptacle lift arm 100 that can maintain the receptacle lid closed after the receptacle is picked up and the contents there in are dumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Camilo M. Magdaleno
  • Publication number: 20140183883
    Abstract: A door stop including a block having a top surface and a bottom surface. The block includes an engaging perimeter that is substantially orthogonal to each of the top surface and the bottom surface. The block includes a non-engaging perimeter opposite the engaging perimeter and disposed between the top surface and the bottom surface. The block includes a protrusion extending therefrom at a boundary region that is between the engaging perimeter and the non-engaging perimeter. The door stop includes a first selectably swivelable and selectably rotatable hook extending from the top surface near the engaging perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Michael R. Millsap
  • Patent number: 8764074
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for securing a door. The apparatuses include a door clamp having a stop, a base attached to the stop, a jamb bracket attached to the base, and a fastener coupled to the jamb bracket. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes first and second jamb brackets attached at a hinge, a handle attached coaxially with the hinge, first and second bases extending from the jamb brackets, and first and second stops attached to the bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: J. Robert Ploskunak
  • Patent number: 8756965
    Abstract: A burglary prevention device is used with an existing door having an existing door knob lock and includes a door knob cover including a base suitably sized and shaped to fit over the existing door knob lock, a fastener attached to the base and extending outwardly therefrom, and a flexible chain connected to the fastener and engaged with a bottom edge of the existing door. In this manner, the chain is located exterior of the base. Advantageously, the door knob cover is capable of fitting over the existing door knob lock in such a manner that access is prohibited to the existing door knob lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Huey Anderson
  • Patent number: 8757684
    Abstract: The combination of an over-the-road vehicle and a locking system. The vehicle has a frame bounding a cargo space and at least one access door. The one door has a first latch assembly thereon that cooperates with a second latch assembly on one of: a) the vehicle frame; and b) a second door to releasably maintain the one door in its closed position. The locking system includes a first locking assembly on the first door and a second locking assembly on the one of the vehicle frame and second door. The first locking assembly projects from a location between the first peripheral edge and the one of the vehicle frame and second door to beyond one of the inside and outside surfaces. The first and second locking assemblies can be maintained together either inside or outside of the cargo space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Kaminsky, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140159389
    Abstract: A device temporarily closes an openable body section on a stationary element of automobile body, wherein a recess is provided in the openable body section or in the stationary element, said device including a body with an anchoring unit configured to anchor onto the stationary element or onto the openable body section, and including a retaining unit to keep the openable body section in an intermediate position, wherein the retaining unit consists of an elastic tab capable of bending under stress exerted by a first edge of the recess during the movement of the openable body section from a free open position to the intermediate position, wherein the free end is made of a polymeric material, with a hardness between 90 on the Shore A scale and 60 on the Shore D scale, and a tear strength, as measured according to the ISO 34-1 standard, is higher than 70 kN/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: EXSTO THERMOPLASTICS
    Inventor: St├ęphane Perche
  • Patent number: 8720958
    Abstract: A barrier employed to keep children and/or pets in or out of certain areas in the house. The barrier includes four panels. Two main panels slide parallel to each other to lengthen or shorten the barrier as a whole. Two side panels stabilize the main panels and extend to the front and rear faces of the main panels to provide a self-supporting in-house barrier. Each of the panels includes a wooden frame. The wood lends less weight, less sharp edges, and more pleasing aesthetics than, for example, a metal gate. Legs are connected to the side panels to further stabilize the side panels and main panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Carlson Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Porter R. Million
  • Patent number: 8678453
    Abstract: A portable door propping apparatus includes a first arm, a second arm, and a coupling member. The first arm is pivotally coupled with the second arm. The portable door propping apparatus can be hung on a door hinge, to facilitate propping of the door in an opened position. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Newcal LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Caliguri, Ronald L. Newcomb
  • Publication number: 20140035299
    Abstract: A deadbolt security device clamps onto an interior deadbolt knob and prevents unlocking of the deadbolt door lock even with a key. While clamped onto the deadbolt knob the device has a shaft and a hook that extends around a door handle of the door to completely preventing turning of the deadbolt lock mechanism. This device is comprised of upper and lower clamp members that are movable toward each other to tightly grip the deadbolt interior knob or away from each other to permit easy removal of the device from the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: DAVID WARREN LEE
  • Patent number: 8641106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally provide a device for securing the external control surfaces of an aircraft. A gust lock is described for securing the control surfaces of an aircraft that includes an elongated top plate having a rotably associated strap lock, an elongated bottom plate having a rotably mounted capture piece, and a strap running from the capture piece through the strap lock to a tail section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: AirGizmos, LP
    Inventors: Max A. Probasco, Michael J. Schipper, Steve Ruzic
  • Publication number: 20140001775
    Abstract: Disclosed is a doorstop assembly which allows a doorstop to be conveniently installed or removed from left or right swinging doors of varying thicknesses. The assembly has a portable door clip which may be easily pulled off a left swing door, turned upside down, and then pushed into place onto a right swing door. The portable door clip can firmly embrace doors of varying thickness. A dual lock leg mounted to the front of the door clip can be stowed in an upward position regardless of which way the door clip is turned, and then lowered toward the floor surface when in use to stop the door from closing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Mullenbach
  • Patent number: 8616593
    Abstract: The invention provides tie-down devices and related methods for securing oversized items in a vehicle trunk or rear storage compartment in preparation for transport. The tie-down devices include sections connected by a releasable buckle that allows for separately cinching the strap sections to desired lengths. The tie-down devices incorporate specialized connectors at each end in the form of at least one grip that is curved to attach to the edge of a panel on the vehicle and a latch that attaches to a fixed attachment mechanism at the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Global Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gail Bruce, Bob A Schouten, Connie S Schouten, David Voigts