Portable Securer Plate Or Bar Patents (Class 292/289)
  • 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: 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: 20150097383
    Abstract: A safety latch including a track channel and a slider plate. The track channel is structured to be secured adjacent a face plate of a latch bolt assembly of a door and to support the slider plate. The track channel presents a first latch bolt opening. The first latch bolt opening is sized and positioned such that when the track channel is secured to the face plate a latch bolt of the latch bolt assembly can be extended and retracted through the first latch bolt opening. The slider plate presents a second latch bolt opening and being is shiftable relative to the track channel between a first position in which the second latch bolt opening is aligned with the first latch bolt opening and a second position wherein the latch bolt is held retracted behind the slider plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kirk Busse, John Roland, Greg Robbins
  • Publication number: 20140346787
    Abstract: A door plate provides better safety and security. The plate cannot be kicked in or provide access to a door to be picked. The door plate, in conjunction with a doorjamb, makes one strong unit. The door plate wraps the vulnerable area of the doorjamb with its steel property thus becomes more impervious to splitting the edge of the doorjamb or any part of the protected area of the wrapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Paul T. Martin, Jr., Mary Jane Martin
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8690201
    Abstract: A gate latch includes a bracket including a vertical backplate, a lower plate, and an upper plate. Each of the plates is attached to and extends in the same direction away from the backplate. Each of the plates includes first and second throughholes, in which the first throughhole of the lower plate is vertically aligned with the first throughhole of upper plate, and the second throughhole of lower plate is vertically aligned with the second throughhole of the upper plate. The latch includes a rigid bolt including first, second, and third elongate portions, with the first and third elongate portions being connected together, the second and third elongate portions being connected together, and the first and second elongate portions being parallel. The first elongate portion is movably positioned in the first throughholes, and the second elongate portion is movably positioned in the second throughholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: James Frazier
  • 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: 20130264832
    Abstract: A temporary closure device of an opening element on a support element and more particularly a temporary closure device of an opening element on a support element having a wall of the support element comprising an interior surface, an exterior surface and at least one main bore passing through the wall. The main bore has at least first and second surfaces substantially opposite, the device comprising a body, a base and at least one main means of non-elastic or non-mobile fastening to cooperate with the main bore. The device comprises at least one lock mounted mobile in relation to the body, the lock having at least two positions alternatively open or closed, the closed position defined so that the lock is able to come into contact and press against at least the second surface of the main bore to suppress any degree of mobility of the main means of fastening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Patrice Boulay, Barthélémy Gagnon
  • Patent number: 8544899
    Abstract: A latch assembly (12) for use with a cabinet (10) that includes a cabinet body (14) and a moving component (16, 30C), comprises a transverse member (346) and a pivoting member (348). The transverse member (346) is selectively coupled to the cabinet body (14). The pivoting member (348) is pivotally secured to the transverse member (346). The pivoting member (348) pivots relative to the transverse member (346) between a first position in which the pivoting member (348) inhibits large scale movement of the moving component (16, 30C) relative to the cabinet body (14), and a second position in which the pivoting member (348) allows for large scale movement of the moving component (16, 30C) relative to the cabinet body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory P. Hertrich
  • Patent number: 8510994
    Abstract: A security apparatus may include a portion that engages a wall on one side of a doorway, a portion that extends through the doorway, and another portion that may engage the door on the opposite side of the doorway. In operation, the apparatus may function to transmit a force applied to the front of the door to the exterior wall to reinforce the door against an unauthorized entry (e.g., an intruder kicking the door).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: John Scott
  • Patent number: 8511501
    Abstract: The theft proof lid according to the invention provides a lockable lid for a container, in particular, a standard 200-300 gallon grease bin used by most rendering and bio-fuel companies. The theft proof lid keeps thieves from stealing the bin contents. The lid is permanently installed onto the bin. A dual locking feature of the lid allows for easy pumping or dumping of the bin. First, locking pins for locking and unlocking the front corners of the lid are provided. A front half of the lid is foldable relative to a rear half of the lid, so that the front half may be unlocked and opened for pumping out the contents of the bin. A center locking bar is provided to lock the rear half of the lid from being opened. The locking bar is removed when the bin is to be lifted and dumped, allowing the lid to swing open on a back lid hinge, particularly when the lid is in a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Donald R. Onken, Jr., Joseph D. Onken
  • Patent number: 8459704
    Abstract: An improved security system to prevent unwanted entrance through a hinged barrier, such as, but not limited to a door, is provided and comprises a member associated with the barrier, whether internal or eternal to the barrier, and adapted to extend from a first length to a second length. An actuation mechanism is coupled to the member and is adapted to extend the member from the first length to the second length and to contract the member from the second length to the first length. A receptacle is provided adjacent the barrier for receiving a portion of the member when the member is extended by the actuating mechanism. A hinge assembly is provided and is disposed substantially opposite the receptacle and adjacent the barrier and is coupled to another end of the member, such that when the member is actuated to the extended position, the member, receptacle and hinge assembly form a security system to prevent unwanted entrance through the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Ron R. Daniels, Sheila M. Daniels, Ronald O. Browne
  • Patent number: 8347659
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for locking at least one door of a container in a closed position includes a housing, at least one lock member at least partially enclosed within the housing, the at least one lock member comprising a first lock member configured to engage a first portion of a container to lock at least one container door in a closed position, and a latching mechanism coupled to the at least one lock member. The latching mechanism includes a fluid chamber configured to hold a fluid, a piston slidably housed within the fluid chamber, and a valve coupled to the fluid chamber and configured to be in one of two states, the two states including an open state where fluid can flow through the valve in two directions to allow the piston to be moved in two directions, and a closed state where fluid is inhibited from flowing through the valve in at least one direction to prevent the piston from moving in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Powers, Daniel Bertuna, David K. Aberizk, Keith L. Frankie, Stuart J. Waddell
  • Patent number: 8313128
    Abstract: A door locking device has a central body, locking members, and elongated bands with receiving members extending from the central body. The receiving members can be releasably coupled to the locking members, which are shaped to grasp the receiving members, to secure the apparatus to a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Rhoost, LLC.
    Inventors: Vianka Perez Belyea, Tavinder Phull
  • Publication number: 20120279538
    Abstract: A doorstop bar includes a retractable bar, a stopping element, and an urging element. The retractable bar is retractable to adjust the length thereof. The stopping element is provided at the top of the retractable. The stopping element has a holding part, and a hooking element so as to be hung on the doorknob of a door. The doorstop bar can function as a walking stick as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Ching's Shen Enterprise Corp.
    Inventor: Pao-Lu Chen
  • Patent number: 8276317
    Abstract: A door stay device for automatically locking a door in an open position includes a first component adapted to be attached to a stationary support, the first component including a plate having a curved cam edge with a radius matched to a swinging movement of the door between closed and open positions. The plate has a slot open at the cam edge at a location corresponding to the open position of the door. A second component is adapted to be secured at a lower or upper edge of a door, the second component having a locking member arranged to move into the slot when the locking member is aligned with the slot and the door is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alun Williams, William Eyers, Christopher R. Norman, Martin Phillips
  • Patent number: 8245546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container lock, a method for locking a container with at least one door (2), and a container provided with a lock, said door (2) having a first frame edge portion (4), and said container having a second frame edge portion (5) positioned adjacent to said first frame edge portion (4) in a closed position of the door, wherein said container lock comprises: an interior blocking portion (6), having a body (20) adapted to extend over said first and second frame edge portions (4, 5), and an engaging abutment (7, 47, 87, 107) and an extension portion (8, 88, 108) extending out from said body (20) so that, when said interior portion (6) is arranged on the inside of said second frame edge portion (5), said engaging abutment (7, 47, 87, 107) and extension portion (8, 88, 108) provide interacting engagement of opposite side surfaces of said second frame edge portion (5), and said extension portion (8, 88, 108) extends from the interior of the container to the exterior of the container,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Nils Olsson
  • Patent number: 8069693
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for locking at least one door of a container in a closed position includes first and second members slidably coupled to each other to move relative to each other, a latching mechanism configured to prevent the two members from moving relative to each other in at least one direction when the latching mechanism is in a locked state, and first and second lock members, each of the lock members including a first end and a second end. The first ends of the first and second lock members protrude through the body. The second end of the first lock member is coupled to the first member of the locking mechanism and the second end of the second lock member being coupled to the second member of the locking mechanism. The first ends of the first and second lock members are configured to engage portions of the container to lock the at least one container door in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Powers, Donald H. Warf, Daniel Bertuna, Walter C. Bonneau, Jr., David K. Aberizk, Jon D. Neasham, Scott Wilson, Keith L. Frankie, Stuart J. Waddell, Jamie Sparks
  • Patent number: 7980605
    Abstract: A portable public restroom door lock for holding stall doors of restrooms closed when the locking system normally provided for the door is inoperative. The device comprises opposed metal or plastic elastic arm members that can be squeezed together and slidably positioned between the stall door and the stall wall and then released to engage the stall door and the stall wall to hold the stall door in closed relationship with the stall wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Stefanie Fuhrman
  • Patent number: 7845693
    Abstract: A hatch stop for a wind turbine having an enclosure with a hatch, including a first prong arranged between an external surface of the hatch and an external surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rui Li, Hua Yan, Jianhua Han
  • Patent number: 7798542
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus and methods are provided for preventing a child, or other unauthorized person, from opening an appliance (e.g., refrigerator) or cabinet door, while not unduly reducing or impeding access thereto by an authorized person, such as an adult. In various embodiments, the door lock apparatus is configured for locking in place outwardly swinging doors disposed in a side-by-side relationship. For example, a generally “U” or “V” shaped door lock can be adapted, when in a generally inverted orientation, to be slidably and removably received within channels or recesses formed by closely adjacent elongated handles of respective side-by-side doors. In some embodiments, the door lock apparatus can include, among other things, spaced legs depending from an upper support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffery David Frazier, Kathleen Kostas Frazier, Leonard D. Bowersox
  • Patent number: 7770420
    Abstract: A door has a doorknob, and is hingedly mounted in a door frame having at least one vertical member. The door is capable of selective rotational movement between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The door has a first side and an opposed second side. The first side is oriented in a direction toward which the door opens. A barricade bar includes a flange member for selectively engaging the doorknob to prevent the separation of the flange member from the doorknob. The barricade bar also includes a frame member for coordinate engagement with the at least one vertical member. The frame member is rigidly coupled with the flange member. The barricade bar can be oriented adjacent the second side of the door so that the frame member engages the vertical member and the flange member engages the doorknob to prevent the opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald R. Carr
  • Patent number: 7766400
    Abstract: A door stay having a first part adapted to be supported by door handle on one side of the door, a second part adapted to be supported by the door handle on the other side of the door, and an intermediate part that is adapted to extend over the edge of the door to prevent the latch tongue from engaging with the keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Dyna Kellie Predebon
  • Patent number: 7681421
    Abstract: An electrical panel lockout that locks the electrical panel door closed and prevents the panel cover from being removed. Two telescoping hollow tubes extend between two panel screws. Two slots in the ends of the hollow tubes slide under the screw heads of each of the loosened panel screws. The outer hollow tube and inner hollow tube extend across the panel door keeping it locked closed. The shackle of a padlock is inserted into one of the openings of the inner hollow tube to keep the device locked in the extended position onto the panel screws. The screw heads are encapsulated by the device rendering them inaccessible and preventing the electrical panel cover from being removed. Hollow tube extension fittings can be employed to increase the length of the device for use on electrical panels of larger widths. A guide screw attached to the inner hollow tube rides in a slot in the outer hollow tube to keep both tubes from separating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Michael Cannon
  • Patent number: 7661733
    Abstract: A door reinforcing device includes a pair of first and second spaced-apart plates. A locking device has a center lock, a main lock rod extending from the center lock and engaging the first plate and a retractable lock rod selectively extendable from the center lock and engaging the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Rodger D. Angel
  • Patent number: 7661734
    Abstract: An apparatus to prevent actuation of a locking mechanism integrated in a door knob is provided. The apparatus includes a door knob cover and a cap portion. The door knob cover is configured to engage the door knob during actuation of the door knob. The cap portion is supported by the door knob cover and configured to prevent the locking mechanism from actuating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Kirk Lignell
  • Patent number: 7637130
    Abstract: A security bar for quickly barricading a doorknob-operated, outward-opening door from inside a room, especially useful for fire safety doors used in schools and similar institutions. The bar spans the doorway from the knob to at least one side of the doorframe, with the ends of the bar overlying, and preferably directly engaging, the sides of the doorframe in a non-rotating fashion. The bar has a doorknob-engaging platform that engages the inner doorknob. A clamping member carried by the doorknob-engaging platform normally rests in a storage position out of the way of the doorknob while the bar is being applied to the door, but is quickly activated to clamp the doorknob to the platform. A lock is optionally engaged to lock the clamping member in place and prevent attempts to lift the bar out of engagement with the doorknob. Attempts to force the door open from the outside simply force the bar more tightly against the doorframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald R. Carr
  • Patent number: 7634878
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a hurricane panel installation protectively covering a window of a building, the panel installation including a panel member sized to cover the window, a header attached to the building above the window for securing an upper edge of the panel member, and a lower F-track attached to the building below the window which supports attaching bolts which pass through and secure a lower edge of the panel member. The locking mechanism includes a padlock having a hasp securely positionable in a hasp receiving arrangement to prevent substantial movement of the lower edge of the panel member and unauthorized removal of the panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen J Motosko
  • Patent number: 7598862
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to various aspects of the present invention, that couples a provided security device to a provided portal cover and communicating between a first side and a second side of the portal cover. The security device includes a first magnet and a second magnet. The apparatus includes a second device, a first metal fastener, and a second metal fastener. The first metal fastener has a first end portion and a second end portion. The second metal fastener has a third end portion and a fourth end portion. The first end portion and the third end portion are positioned on a first side of the cover. The second end portion and the fourth end portion are positioned on a second side of the cover. The first magnet and the second magnet magnetically and electrically couple to the first end portion and the third end portion respectively thereby coupling the security device to the cover. The second device electrically couples to the second end portion and the fourth end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Roc2Loc, Inc.
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, John Spenik, Brian Woodbury
  • Patent number: 7581768
    Abstract: An anti-effraction safety system for a door or window frame comprising a fixed frame and a mobile frame, in which the mobile frame comprises at least one sectional element with a longitudinal groove with two undercut portions set on opposite sides of a longitudinal central opening and in which at least one transmission rod slidably engages said groove and can be displaced in a longitudinal direction by means of a control handle. Fixed to the transmission rod is at least one closing element co-operating with a complementary detent fixed to the fixed frame. The transmission rod has two through openings both open on respective longitudinal edges of the rod. The closing element comprises two separate complementary parts fixed to one another, in which each of said separate parts engages a respective through opening of the transmission rod and has a respective tenon that slidably engages in a longitudinal direction a respective undercut portion of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Savio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aimone Balbo Di Vinadio
  • Patent number: 7503194
    Abstract: A multiple padlock lock system for locking a first post to a second post has a common plate and connecting links. Padlocks connect the common plate and the connecting links around the first post lock the common plate to the first post. Connecting links or a tongue plate lock the common plate to the second post. At least two padlocks must be unlocked to remove the lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Randy L. McNeil
  • Patent number: 7419197
    Abstract: A door securing apparatus is disclosed for securing a door in a closed position in a door frame. The apparatus includes an anchor member for removably securing to a portion of the door frame, with at least a portion of the anchor member being positionable between the door and the door frame. The apparatus also includes a pressure assembly configured to engage the anchor member and press against the door and the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Leith
  • Patent number: 7377135
    Abstract: A portable multipurpose lock having a shackle base with two parallel rods having opposing interior sides with spaced-apart detents, an adjustable lock body with through holes for slidable insertion of the rods, a lock for engaging the rods to secure and lock the lock body on the rods, and one or more recesses formed in the shackle base, lock body, or both, which facilitates placement of the lock around an object or objects to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Gary D. Copus
  • Patent number: 7360805
    Abstract: A double lock system for use combination with sliding door assemblies to prevent unwanted movement of the door assembly. The double lock system, a user, such as a homeowner provides a tubing having sleeves that interface and engage the tubing into a bracket assembly and then locks all the parts together with locking pins. The door lock system has a tubing section that interfaces with at least one sleeve to adjust an overall width of the tubing and sleeve combination; and a bracket assembly securely mounted to the door assembly for receiving and retaining the tubing and sleeve combination in a fixed position relative to the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Michael O. Brown
  • Patent number: 7344167
    Abstract: A door security apparatus and method that is adapted to assist in retaining a pair of adjacent doors in a closed state, thereby to help protect against unauthorized opening of the doors by placing the doors into an open state. The door security apparatus includes a channeled extension beam having a longitudinal axis, the beam is adapted to fit over and removably engage a pair of adjacent door edges that are in the closed state and a mechanism for manually selectively rotatably clamping or unclamping the beam to at least one door edge. Wherein the doors have increased protection against unauthorized opening, thus placing the doors into a more secured closed state, the mechanism only manually selectively clamping or unclamping the beam from the door edge by applying a manual external force in conjunction with manual forward or manual reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventors: Elmer M. Johnson, Philip H. Warren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7175149
    Abstract: An anti-tipover device for retaining an object adjacent a structure, the anti-tipover device comprising an elongate flexible link element including opposing first and second end sections, the first and second end sections defining first and second longitudinal axes, respectively; first and second pin elements defining first and second rotational axes, respectively, the first and second pin elements being coupled to the respective ones of the first and second end sections with the first and second rotational axes disposed perpendicular to the respective ones of the first and second longitudinal axes, the first and second pin elements being sized and configured with the first and second end sections being pivotable about the respective ones of the first and second pin elements; first and second cable retaining members being attached to the respective ones of first and second pin elements and being mountable to the respective ones of the object and structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Hangman Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Gallien
  • Patent number: 6976716
    Abstract: A portable door lock includes a stop member and a connection plate, wherein the stop member has a slot defined therethrough and a rod is movably engaged with the slot. The stop member has two flat sides and one of which is to be contact an inside of a door. The connection plate has a hole and a tongue splits from the hole so as to be inserted in a recess in a door jamb. Two positioning holes are defined through the connection plate so that the connection plate cab be fixed to the door jamb. At least one engaging hole is defined through the connection plate so that the rod is engaged with the at least one engaging hole. A chain is connected between the stop member and the connection plate. The connection plate does not disengage from the doorjamb when the door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Jui-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 6932394
    Abstract: A cross connecting stop apparatus and method includes a plate with a rail, the plate attached to a movable structure, the movable structure having two sides, a top, a bottom, an inside and an outside, wherein the plate is attached to the inside of the movable structure. A bolt movably attached to the rail and a mount attached to nonmovable structure on both sides of the movable structure wherein the mount is conformed to receive the bolt on both sides of the movable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Michael A. Grillo
  • Patent number: 6863319
    Abstract: A security door lock that is secured by two lag bolts to the vertical wall studs forming a doorway frame. The security door lock is installed directly opposite a doorknob on the door and it has a vertically oriented base plate having at least one vertically oriented groove. A pair of cable tensioning sliders are reciprocally mounted in the vertically oriented groove. A cable has its opposite ends secured to the base plate and the cable passes around the respective cable tensioning sliders. A spring connected between the respective cable tensioning sliders keep them biased away from each other when the cable has not been looped over the doorknob. A cover plate is detachably secured to the base plate and a chamber is formed therebetween into which the cable returns when it is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: James K. Bentley
  • Patent number: 6834896
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for locking the doors of a cargo container, such as the rear doors of a trailer, is disclosed. The locking assembly may include a second tubular member that telescopes and slides within a first tubular member and an L-shaped assembly mounted on or near the ends of the respective first and second tubular members. The locking apparatus may be placed in a perpendicular fashion between the securing rods of the doors of a cargo container, and the tubular members may be slidably telescoped until the L-shaped assemblies substantially fill the spaces between the cam pins of the securing rods and the walls of the cam pin housings containing the cam pins when the securing rods are in a locked position. In this manner, the cam pins will be prevented from being removed from the cam pin housings, thereby preventing the securing rods from rotating, which in turn keeps the doors of the cargo container securely and tightly locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Barry F. Smith
  • Patent number: 6755053
    Abstract: A security cover for a coin-operated car wash machine is rectangular and slides over a car wash machine. It has a partial front panel that covers the coin drawer of the car wash machine. A bar extends through the machine and through a slot in each of the side panels of the security cover. Each end of the bar extends slightly beyond the side panels of the security cover and each end has an opening through which a padlock could extend to deter theft and vandalism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: William A. Dias
  • Patent number: 6755450
    Abstract: A safety door lock is constructed to include a positioning plate for plugging into a mounting hole in the doorjamb, the positioning plate having a longitudinal sliding way and a serrated longitudinal rail along one side of the sliding way, and a stop plate assembly detachably inserted into the sliding way of the positioning plate for stopping the door panel in the closed status, the stop plate assembly including an angled bottom plate for stopping the door panel in the closed status, a movable engagement plate forced by a spring member into engagement with the serrated longitudinal rail of the positioning plate to stop the bottom plate from backward movement, and a spring-supported button for pressing by the user to disengage the movable engagement plate from the serrated longitudinal rail for enabling the stop plate assembly to be removed from the positioning plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Hong Yao Chen
  • Patent number: 6705652
    Abstract: A door security system utilizes a bar that spans the distance across a door and prevents the door from being opened. The bar combines an elastic, flexible hollow rod with a cable that is pliable but generally does not flex. The bar flexes when an individual attempts to force open the door against the bar. When the bar flexes it generates a force that acts to close the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Arnold Richard Engel
  • Patent number: 6644698
    Abstract: A bar lock having two interconnected aluminum bars for engaging handles on folding doors, and preferably extending across all the seams in the folding doors to prevent the simultaneous outward and lateral opening motion of the doors. Clamping the horizontal door handles on folding fireplace doors bars children from opening the doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Scott E. Christensen
  • Patent number: 6641185
    Abstract: A door locking apparatus for use on a door and an associated door jamb is provided. The door locking apparatus includes a custom striker plate and a U-shaped element or U-Bar. The U-shaped element has two arm portions and the custom striker plate has two arm receiving apertures for receiving the arm portions of the U-shaped element. The U-shaped element partially encircles the shank of a door knob assembly and the two arm portions fit into the two arm receiving apertures to lock the door. A device for keeping the U-shaped element in a locked position is built into the U-shaped element. A preferred embodiment utilizes a notch on the U-shaped element to keep the device in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel Hale, Ross Gunn
  • Patent number: 6530247
    Abstract: A portable door security mechanism which allows an existing door to be temporarily secured from the non-hinged side of the door without destruction or penetration of the door, the door frame or any existing components of the door, is disclosed. The device uses a cylindrical locking pin which is designed to slip underneath the door to be secured and rotated such that part of the locking pin protrudes upward to prevent the door from opening from the inside. The locking pin is secured to a base plate member and a cover plate which, when interlocked over a portion of the locking pin, is disposed to accept a conventional pad lock or similar device. The disclosed security mechanism can be folded through a hinge mechanism for convenience and can be applied or removed quickly without having access to the interior side of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Brian R. Moores
  • Patent number: 6520551
    Abstract: A security device for use in securely fixing the entry path of an enclosure in a predetermined semi-open position includes a first member removably mountable to a structure associated with the entry path to an enclosure and a second member removably mountable to a different structure associated with the entry path to an enclosure and a spacer extending between said first and second members. The security device acts to fix the structures associated with the entry path in a predetermined, spaced position with respect to one another such that the entry path is semi-open to allow access into the enclosure for equipment but which prevents a person from gaining entrance to the enclosure through the entry path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Michael V. Crnkovich
  • Patent number: 6513852
    Abstract: A releasably securable security apparatus for securing the tailgate and rear canopy window of a pick-up vehicle equipped with a canopy, provides a releasably securable securing frame and a mounting means capable of being attached and secured to the side walls of the cargo box of the pick-up vehicle. The securing frame is mountable onto the pick-up vehicle, such that when in a closed position, the securing frame is positioned generally astride a tailgate and rear canopy window of the pick-up vehicle, and when secured in such closed position, prevents the tailgate and/or rear canopy window from being opened, and when in an open position, allows the tailgate and/or the rear canopy window to be opened so as to allow loading and unloading. The securing frame may be one-piece or two-piece. The two-piece securing frame comprises two gates, each for mounting on an opposite side of the rear of the pick-up and gates lockable to each other in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventors: Frederick Krist, Michael Kenneth Noor