Sliding Holding Member Patents (Class 292/292)
  • Patent number: 10221594
    Abstract: A cabinet lock includes a first knob mount and a separate second knob mount. The first knob mount is arranged to mate with a doorknob carried on a first cabinet door. The second knob mount is arranged to mate with a doorknob carried on the second cabinet door to retain the first and second cabinet doors in closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Kay Raffi, Kevin V Maloney
  • Patent number: 10151127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a keyless portable lock for a door. The portable door lock includes a horizontal bar that lays across the door and/or the door frame and a strap with one or more holes. The user pulls on the strap, closes the door and inserts a rod through the one or more strap holes so that the rod lays across the door and the frame on the opposite side of the door as the horizontal bar. This action will prevent the door from being opened. A transverse bar may extend from the horizontal bar at approximately 90 degree angle so that the portable door lock is generally in the shape of a L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Rebecca LeAndra Shell
  • Publication number: 20150130196
    Abstract: A safety bolt device comprising: a drop down bolt, the drop down bolt comprising: a cross-member; a first vertical pin attached to a first end of the cross-member; a second vertical pin attached to a second end of the cross-member, the second vertical pin parallel to the first vertical pin, and a fixed distance from the first vertical pin; a door receiver configured to receive the first vertical pin, the door receiver comprising: a bolt; a bolt vertical pin hole located on the bolt, the bolt vertical pin hole being a through hole, and the bolt vertical pin hole oriented generally perpendicular to the length of the bolt, and the bolt vertical pin hole configured to accept the first vertical pin; a jamb receiver configured to receive the second vertical pin, the jamb receiver comprising: a pin; a pin vertical pin hole located on the pin, the pin vertical pin hole being a through hole, and the pin vertical pin hole oriented generally perpendicular to the length of the pin, and the pin vertical pin hole configure
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: William K. Letson
  • Publication number: 20140191519
    Abstract: A device for use by a commercial driver in securing the doors of the vehicle while in another part of the vehicle would be inserted inside of the vehicle door on each side. The device would consist of a telescoping bar with an internal spring that automatically collapses the bar when released. The adjustment arm would telescope out of the housing of the device and lock into place to extend the overall length, directly across the interior width of the vehicle. On each end, a flat, rigid paddle would slide in between the window and the inside door panel, while a pair of elongated rigid members would extend outward from the attachment point to rest against the door frame. The elongated rigid members would retract, fold in, or otherwise be actuated to release the device and allow the door to be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SLEEPTITE, INC.
    Inventor: Betty Cutlip
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120212002
    Abstract: A spacer adapted to be mounted to an upper portion of a movable member, the upper portion of the movable member being housed in and supported by a rail member, the spacer has protruding sliders protruding laterally on both right and left sides of the movable member to constantly provide a gap between an inner surface of the rail member and each of both right and left sides of the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Mikio NEZU
  • Patent number: 8201859
    Abstract: A door handle assembly for a door substrate having an aperture, said door handle assembly comprising: a bell crank capable of pivoting about an axis, the bell crank including a first arm, a second arm and a base therebetween; a door handle that operatively engages the second arm of the bell crank, wherein a free end of the second arm extends upward and outward away from the base such that the free end of the second arm sweeps around a generally conical shape as the bell crank pivots about the axis; means for securing the door handle to the bell crank including a pin and notch assembly, wherein the pin is inserted through an aperture in the door handle and engages a notch located on the second arm; and a plurality of ribs formed on one or more surfaces of the bell crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Intier Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Steelman, Timothy F. O'Brien, Larry Vigneau, Jeromy D. Weible, Daniel V. Beckley
  • 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 ā€œUā€ or ā€œVā€ 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: 7597366
    Abstract: A clamp mechanism clamping an electronic device and connecting an object to the electronic device is provided. The mechanism includes a first clamping element, a second clamping element slidably joined to the first clamping element in a joint position to adjust the second clamping element apart from the first clamping element to a clamp distance, a latching element inserted into the joint position to maintain the first clamping element apart from the second clamping element at the clamp distance, and a connecting element joined to the second clamping element and connected to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Rong Yang
  • Patent number: 7377562
    Abstract: A door assembly comprising a door substrate having an aperture, a bell crank including a first arm having a pivot axis, a second arm, and a base therebetween, wherein the second arm extends through the aperture of the door substrate, a door handle that operatively engages the second arm of the bell crank past the aperture of the door substrate, and a back plate secured to the bell crank. A further invention is a bell crank for a door handle comprising a first arm being capable of pivoting about an axis, a second arm, and a base connecting the first arm to the second arm, wherein the first arm and the base rotate about the axis in a planar direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Intier Automotive Inc.
    Inventor: James Lloyd Steelman
  • Patent number: 7296832
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for hinges, which includes a butt hinge of the type securable between a door frame jamb and a door stile, having first and second leaves moveable along a common axis; upper and lower loops formed along the upper and lower edges of the leaf secured to the door frame jamb, the loops extending over the leaf of the door stile when the door is in the closed configuration and the leaves abut one another; and a pin insertable into the upper loop and extending into the lower loop, defining a means for blocking the movement of the stile leaf when force is placed upon the door in order to attempt to open it. The leaves are free to open when the pin is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: John Campbell
  • Patent number: 7232163
    Abstract: A first L-shaped bracket is secured to the door and has an aperture aligned with an aperture extending through the door. A second L-shaped bracket having substantially the same size and shape as the first bracket has a rod which, in the locking position, extends through the aperture in the door bracket and door. In the non-use position, the rod extends through an aperture in the outwardly extending section of the door bracket. The outwardly extending section of the door bracket also has a second aperture. The handled bracket has an aperture on each section aligning with the second aperture in the outwardly extending section to accommodate a padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: George Weselak
  • Patent number: 7216902
    Abstract: A portable door lock with a strike plate, a bolt, and a magnet is disclosed. The strike plate has a boss that fits into the recess of a door frame, and has at least one aperture for accommodating the bolt. The strike plate may also have a handle for gripping by the user when inserting the strike plate into the recess of a door frame. Once the strike plate is fitted into the recess of a door frame, a bolt is inserted through the aperture or apertures, and the magnet is placed in the area between the door, the strike plate, and the bolt. The door is thereby secured, without the need for any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventors: Aldo Marra, Yael Marra
  • Patent number: 7178840
    Abstract: A dome clamp for retaining the dome lid of a tanker truck in a closed position. The dome clamp includes an upper tube, right and left clamp members, and a vertically adjustable locking means adapted to be movable from an unextended position out of contact with a dome lid to an extended position in contact with a dome lid. Each of the right and left clamp members have downwardly extending legs having claw members extending inwardly from a lower portion thereof, and arms extending inwardly from an upper portion thereof. The arms are positioned within the upper tube, and are attached to spring means for urging the right and left arms towards each other in an unloaded condition. The spring means allows the right and/or left arms to be moved away from each other in a loaded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Douglas W. Veach
  • Patent number: 7021678
    Abstract: A four position gate latch (20) that is used to fasten and lock a gate. The gate latch includes a self fastening gravity gate latch (22) that is fastened to one face of the gate. A gate latch bracket (28) is fastened to the gate on an opposed face, mating with said gate latch. A latch striker bar slideably extends from the bracket such that the striker bar interfaces with the gate latch and links the gate portions together. A locking bolt (60) slideably extends though the bracket, allowing it to interface with the gate latch and provide positive locking capabilities. The gate latch is capable of being placed in a self fastening gravity gate latch conventional position, a locked position with the locking bolt penetrating a padlock hole, an unlatched position that permits the gate to swing inward on the gate latch side without interference, and a free-swinging position that permits the gate to pivot in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Philippe P. Raoult
  • Patent number: 7017959
    Abstract: A portable door locking device. In one embodiment, a door lock may include a base plate configured with a locking wedge and a driver wedge. The base plate may be formed in a U-shaped fashion, thus defining a cut-out region sized to receive the locking and driver wedges. Typically, the locking wedge is pivotally attached to the base plate, permitting rotational movement of the locking wedge about a pivoting axis. In some implementations, the locking wedge comprises a sloped bottom surface that slideably cooperates with a sloped top surface of the driving wedge. In use, the driver wedge may be driven in linear fashion underneath the locking wedge, causing the locking wedge to engage an adjacent door. With the door lock deployed in this manner, the door cannot be readily opened from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Jerry N. Selness
  • Patent number: 6926316
    Abstract: A portable security lock for use with a hinged door includes a base plate that hooks into a keeper opening in a strike plate and a latch plate that is pivoted on the base plate and carries a locking foot which bears against the door when the door is closed. A sliding deadbolt is provided to lock the latch plate to the base plate after the locking foot is pivoted to engage the door. The sliding deadbolt is mounted on the latching plate and has a detent that projects through an opening in the base plate to keep the latching plate from rotating out of engagement with the base plate to thereby keep the latching plate locked to the base plate with the locking foot held against the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas J. Patire, Emil Mueller
  • Patent number: 6874209
    Abstract: One or two filters in brackets are integrated with a square or circular fan. Filters and associated brackets are provided both in the front and in the rear of the fan in one embodiment. In another embodiment, a single filter in a bracket is provided at the rear of the fan. The filter(s) can be pre-pleated and pre-activated carbon filter(s). The fan housing can include a pocket for adding an odorizing and/or deodorizing agent. A plurality of stick-on right-angled brackets having the capacity of adjustable clearance to snugly hold the filters is another embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: Giovanni D. Volo, Salvatore R. Carabetta
  • Patent number: 6869112
    Abstract: A device for locking two elongated elements the first of which slides in the second telescopically, comprises members (12, 22) for locking the first element (2) longitudinally relative to the second element (4), a lock washer (13) arranged around the first element and whereof the circumferential part is placed between two longitudinally opposite supports of the second element and an elastic return member (18) placed between the second element and the washer and acting on the washer in a site at some distance from the supports so as to bring the lock washer in an extreme inclined position relative to the first element wherein the two opposite parts of the washer are in contact with the first element so as to lock the first element (2) relative to the second element (4) in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Pascal Guidetti
  • Patent number: 6835127
    Abstract: A clip to hold in place air conditioning vents in vehicles is an arcuate device adapted to snap onto the shaft between the end wall of the rotor and the end wall of the housing in an air conditioning vent. The clip is substantially V-shaped, having two diagonally opposed sides which are integrally connected at one end to form a closed portion and diverge outwardly at their opposing ends to form an open portion. The open portion is adapted to receive and envelop the vent shaft. The clip's curvature is adapted to allow the spaced sides to frictionally engage the end wall of the housing and the convex surface to frictionally engage the end wall of the rotor. Once mounted in the vent, the clip positively positions the rotor at a selected angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Alvin L. Smith
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20040026935
    Abstract: A securement apparatus and methods of use thereof for selectively securing and barring one or more hinged doors or windows against opening and, thereby, prevent unwanted and/or unauthorized entry therethrough. The apparatus is effectively and operatively secured to the door or window frame, jamb and/or studs that define an opening without necessarily defacing, marring or damaging the door, window, frame, jamb, trim or molding during installation, use or removal thereof beyond that caused by the installation and/or removal of conventional door or window hardware. The apparatus generally includes a bracket that may be secured to the jamb behind a strike plate using the same screws, bolts or nails that secure the strike plate to the jamb. The apparatus further includes a barrier that selectively bars or prevents the pivotal movement of the closed door or window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Gordon Tang
  • Patent number: 6658906
    Abstract: A device for temporarily disabling a doorknob attached to a hinged door. The device covers the doorknob with a rigid enclosure, preventing rotation of the doorknob to move the associated locking bolt. A retaining unit is mated with an extension from the rigid enclosure in a male-female relationship, simultaneously with fitting the retaining unit over the outer edge of the hinged door while ajar. Closure of the door into the associated doorjamb, with the enclosure over the doorknob, prevents parting movement between the enclosure and the retaining unit, providing a self-locking feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: James H. Wright
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030137153
    Abstract: A securement apparatus and methods of use thereof for selectively securing and barring one or more hinged doors or windows against opening and, thereby, prevent unwanted and/or unauthorized entry therethrough. The apparatus is effectively and operatively secured to the door or window frame, jamb and/or studs that define an opening without necessarily defacing, marring or damaging the door, window, frame, jamb, trim or molding during installation, use or removal thereof beyond that caused by the installation and/or removal of conventional door or window hardware. The apparatus generally includes a bracket that may be secured to the jamb behind a strike plate using the same screws, bolts or nails that secure the strike plate to the jamb. The apparatus further includes a barrier that selectively bars or prevents the pivotal movement of the closed door or window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Gordon Tang
  • 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: 6471264
    Abstract: A door security device operative to secure the door in a fully closed and partially opened state is disclosed. A vertically oriented housing mounted close to the handle side on the inside surface of the door contains a coaxial brace bar, the bottom end of which extends out of the housing, but does not reach the floor. A second vertically oriented brace bar is slideably mounted onto horizontal rods, which are affixed proximate to the bottom of the vertical brace bar. To lock the door, the bottom end of the slideable brace bar is inserted into one of two different floor plugs, the first of which is positioned adjacent to the location of the closed door (bracing the door in a fully closed position) and the second of which is positioned slightly interior to the first (bracing the door in a manner that allows it to be partially opened). If no security is desired, the entire device may be lifted in the housing, rotated into planar contact with the door, and locked in an inactive position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Gary D. Ryan
  • Patent number: 6431616
    Abstract: A latch assembly for releasably maintaining the drawer in a closed position with respect a drawer frame includes a latch guide attached to the interior surface of the front panel of the drawer. The latch guide has a guide channel defined therein, a latch member is slidably received. The latch member engages the drawer frame in its locked position and includes a body to which a spring is mounted for biasing the latch member upwardly into engagement with he drawer frame. The latch member has a ramp along which a slide member moves. The slide member is connected to a rod which, in turn, is connected to a drawer knob. When the knob is pulled forwardly, the latch member is moved downwardly against the force of the spring to disengage the latch member from the frame to enable the drawer to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: Ian M. Julian
  • Patent number: 6398272
    Abstract: A flexible draw latch for use in securing two closure members together, including a keeper adapted to be affixed to one of the closure members, a mounting bracket adapted to be affixed to the other closure member, a flexible arm pivotally connected to the mounting bracket for pivotal movement relative to the mounting bracket, the flexible arm having a mounting portion with an annular groove disposed therein, and there being provided on the mounting bracket arcuate surface portions which are configured to correspond with the annular groove to facilitate guiding of the flexible arm throughout its pivot range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Plummer, Andres A. Bolinas
  • Patent number: 6345849
    Abstract: A safety door stopper for use in trip, including a wedge stopper block and a coupler member. The coupler member is used to fix the wedge stopper block under a lower edge of the door board. A bottom face of the wedge stopper block is disposed with an unsmooth face. When the wedge stopper block is fixed under the lower edge of the door board, the unsmooth face is able to enlarge the frictional coefficient between the door board and the ground and enlarge the frictional force. Therefore, the resistance against the door board is increased to make it difficult to push open the door board and ensure safety in trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Inventor: Si-Kang Yen
  • 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: 6036242
    Abstract: A portable anti-theft door lock includes a lock body, a positioning bar, and an alarm device. The lock body is comprised of upper and lower casings having end threaded portions. Urging nuts are fitted over the end threaded portions, one being adjustable, the other being provided with an elastomeric element. One of the end threaded portions accommodates an alarm device provided with a switch having a trigger shaft. A press rod is also disposed inside the threaded portions with its press portion projecting from a side hole. An end of the press rod engages a recess of a slide block. The slide block is provided with a projection as well. The projection engages a fastening hole of the positioning bar having a circular end. The positioning bar passes through a central open slot of the lock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventor: Wu Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 5984387
    Abstract: A portable lock for locking a door has a lock bar for insertion and retention between a door jamb and the latch side of a door. A housing is movable along the lock bar between a retracted position enabling pivoting movement of the door about its hinge between closed and open positions and a forward position engageable with the door in the closed position. A lever arm locking mechanism is movable between first and second positions for locking the housing in the forward position to prevent movement of the door from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Noel E. Zeller
  • Patent number: 5836626
    Abstract: A door latch is disclosed herein for use in cooperation with a door jamb striker plate and a door closure sliding latch which includes an elongated latch plate having a pair of lateral spaced-apart arcuate projections insertable into the opening of the striker plate so that the latch plate outwardly extends behind the door normal thereto. A notched slot is formed along the midsection of the latch plate and a securement block is slidably carried on the latch plate having a front surface adapted to butt against the adjacent edge marginal regions of the door and door jamb. The securement block includes a manually operated plunger mechanism for releasable engagement with selected ones of the notches in the slot to maintain the block in abutment with the door and door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Thomas A. Coy
  • Patent number: 5772265
    Abstract: A drop bolt system provides a low profile, simplified arrangement of a central metal plate, a metal doorjamb restraint and a plate latch. This system prevents overriding the door security system from a position exterior to the protected door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Anthony Odell Gilbert
  • Patent number: 5704665
    Abstract: A press fitted stud on one end of a metal strip is hooked into the opening of a striker plate in a door jamb and the strip extends in the space between the jamb and the edge of the door past the jamb and closed door. The extended end of the plate has holes for receiving a knurled locking pin which holds a locking plate tightly against the closed door and the door jamb to keep the door securely closed. Resilient pads of different thickness and compressibility on the locking plate facing the door keep the door tightly closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: Robert A. Budolfson
  • Patent number: 5685580
    Abstract: A portable door locking device including an attachment plate dimensioned for coupling with an existing striker plate on an existing door jamb. The attachment plate has a central aperture therethrough. A locking bar is threadable through the central aperture of the attachment plate to preclude inward opening of an existing door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventors: David Maurice West, Debra Sue Caldwell
  • Patent number: 5566993
    Abstract: A device is provided for the locking of one or more doors. In particular, the device comprises a strap, a door engaging member, and a frame. The strap has a first end which includes an outwardly extending projection for engagement with a door latch recess. The strap has a second end which is curved away from the first, and includes a stop mounted thereon. The frame is slidably located on the strap, allowing it to be moved towards and away from a door. Further, a door engaging member in the form of an adjustable bolt is provided on the frame. The frame includes slots in the walls thereof which are engageable with notches and tabs on the strap, preventing movement of the frame along the strap when the door engaging member is used to engage and lock a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: George Olivas
  • Patent number: 5549338
    Abstract: A base plate with an extension which defines a pair of notched seats is secured to the frame of a pivoting door in the gap between the frame and the door. A stop plate, made from a disk of stiff metal plate having an aperture of predetermined shape and with three bent sections that form a hand grip, is initially placed over the extension on the base plate while the door is closed. The stop plate aperture allows the stop plate to be displaced horizontally and downwardly until the section of stop plate defining the opposite end of the aperture lies within the upper notched seat and rests on the base plate. The stop plate confronts the face plane of the door; the door is prevented from opening beyond the door frame by the combination of the stop plate and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Access Protection Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Q. Wingfield, James L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5480200
    Abstract: A portable auxiliary locking device for use with a door hung in a door jamb having a latch hole for receiving a horizontally extendible latch bolt. The locking device includes a plate thin enough to fit in the gap between the door and the doorjamb and long enough to extend inside the door and the doorjamb when the door is closed. The plate has at least one vertical slot and a tongue extending transversely from one end of the plate dimensioned to fit within the latch hole. A cross plate slides into a slot in the plate until a notch on the bottom edge of the cross plate engages the plate and locks the position of the cross plate. The cross plate includes an off-centered threaded aperture to accept a bolt. The bolt is adapted to be threaded through the aperture until it makes firm contact with the door or doorjamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: David Aintablian
  • Patent number: 5462323
    Abstract: The sliding windows in the back of the cab of a pick-up truck are vulnerable to break-ins because a thief can pry the panes apart using friction from the pressure of his hand on the panes. The normal clamp is by-passed during this type of break-in. An adjustable-length strut is formed with hook-shaped ends. The hook-ends engage around the outer edges of the sliding panes. A catch on the strut comprises a peg which is spring-loaded into engagement with a notch. When the driver presses the peg, he thereby disengages the catch on the strut, allowing the strut to be set to the length where the hook ends can be engaged to and disengaged from the edges of the panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Keith G. Benninger
  • Patent number: 5401068
    Abstract: A portable door lock comprises a planar lock plate for extending from a door frame and a door edge with a transverse tongue at one end that passes through a frame striker plate into a recess. Apertures in a central portion of the lock plate align with apertures in a block that slides on the lock plate. A locking pin extends through registered apertures in the block and lock plate to lock the block relative to the lock plate when the block is slid against the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventor: Robert N. Barnard
  • Patent number: 5325685
    Abstract: A portable auxiliary door lock includes a lock cylinder slidable upon a bar having toothed edges to engage the locking means within the cylinder. The device differs from such locks for sliding panels, as it provides for temporary attachment between the edge of an arcuately hinged door and the adjacent door jamb to secure the door when it is closed. One end of the bar is bent at a 90 degree angle to insert into the latch recess of the striker plate. However, rather than using the lock cylinder to abut against the door and thereby at least partially blocking access to the lock cylinder for actuation due to the adjacent door knob assembly, the cylinder faces away from the knob assembly and an additional stop plate is used to retain the door. Other improvements are provided, such as adjustment for the spacing between the door and the jamb and additional security to preclude the forced removal of the lock cylinder from the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Frank
  • Patent number: 5280976
    Abstract: A security device for preventing the opening of a hinged door surrounded by a door frame and a door jamb. The security device includes a jamb mount attachable to the door jamb and having horizontal guide plates which extend outwardly from the door frame. The device also includes a locking mount which has horizontal guide plates for juxtaposed disposition with the jamb mount guide plates and which are provided with extending arm portions engageable with a side of the door upon attempted opening thereof. A vertical pin member of polygonal cross-section is engageable with corresponding polygonal holes in one or both of the jamb mount and locking mount guide plates locking the jamb mount and locking mount together to prevent opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventor: Solly Melyon
  • Patent number: 5222619
    Abstract: An enclosure comprising a container having a bottom, a sidewall attached to the bottom and terminating in an open end. The sidewall has an inner wall surface opposed to an outer wall surface. A closure member made complementary to the open end can be removably affixed thereto. The closure member provides a downwardly extending lip having an inner wall surface opposed to an outer wall surface, one of which slidably adjoins one of said inner and outer wall surfaces of the container wall when the closure member is mated respective to the container. A fixed locking member having an inclined rail thereon is attached to the outer wall surface. Also provided is a sliding locking member having an upper flange that bears against the top of the closure member and a lower rail engaging member of a size to receive the rail therewithin to thereby force the closure member toward the container bottom when the sliding locking member simultaneously engages the closure member and the fixed locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Gregory Environmental Systems, L.P.
    Inventor: Donald W. Gregory
  • Patent number: 5193866
    Abstract: A portable positive dead bolt lock temporarily installed in a door frame and then removed and carried from one location to another to present, while temporarily used, a positive dead bolt lock. A planar lock plate is provided having a tab flange extended laterally into a notch opening in the door frame when installed, and an opening large enough to permit passage of the head of the dead bolt. An entry slot is provided from the opening extended to a pair of slot extensions therein in diverging relationship relative to the entry slot with one of the slot extensions extending up and the other extending down. Each of the slot extensions having one edge presenting a plurality of seats each presenting a vertical seat edge. The dead bolt having a groove between a head and the bolt body permitting passage of the bolt through the entry slot and into the slot extensions. Springs bias the lock plate toward the door frame when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Electro II Energy Management Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl R. Driskill, Warren H. Kintzinger
  • Patent number: 5193867
    Abstract: A portable security device for preventing normal opening of a door includes a hard steel strap having a hooked end for engaging a doorjamb and an extension that includes a plurality of aligned rectangular apertures. A U-shaped clip is slidable along the strap extension and has a tang formed in one leg for engagement with any of the apertures. A spring-loaded plunger is captivated between the legs of the U-shaped clip with the plunger extending beyond the clip to engage a door and force the tang into one of the apertures during installation. A bow in the leg in which the tang is formed permits a small lock to preclude movement of the tang out of the aperture and makes the device useful for securing a drawer in a mating frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Royce H. Husted