Bolt Casings Patents (Class 292/337)
  • Patent number: 11111706
    Abstract: A latch arrangement for a sliding wing has a latching member that is movable by magnetic force from first position in which it is at least partially retracted within a latch housing, to a second position in which it extends at least partially out of the housing, to be received in a strike. The strike comprises a magnet or ferromagnetic arrangement to attract the latching member into a receiving and engaging formation of the strike when the sliding wing is located at or adjacent the strike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Phillip Richard Kenny, Adam Mark Waterman
  • Patent number: 10954044
    Abstract: A container (600) includes a base (650) having a floor portion (651) and an outer wall (652) extending upwardly therefrom. A lid (600) includes a ceiling portion (611) and an outer wall (612) extending downwardly therefrom, the lid being movable with respect to the base between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position the combined lid and base define a cavity configured to enclose product. One of the base and the lid includes a first maintaining tab (656) extending upwardly from the floor portion or downwardly from the ceiling portion. The first maintaining tab being positioned inwardly of the outer wall of the one of the base and the lid. The other one of the base and the lid including a first opening (622) extending there through. At least a portion of the first maintaining tab extending through the first opening to maintaining the lid in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Ross Perdue, G. F. Alexia Gleason
  • Patent number: 10697208
    Abstract: A lever connection body includes a first lever; and a second lever rotating about a rotation center which is different from a rotation center of the first lever. A sliding long hole opened in the first lever and the second lever spaced apart with respect to the sliding long hole, are connected to each other via a rod. A rod holder including an inserting projection portion inserted into the sliding long hole of the first lever is mounted on an end portion of the rod which is a side of the first lever. A rectangular stopper is provided in a distal end portion of the inserting projection portion of the rod holder, the stopper has a short side length to be inserted into the sliding long hole and a long side portion locked to the sliding long hole to regulate withdrawn from the sliding long hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Nishizuka, Ryoya Ookuma
  • Patent number: 10454334
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a compressor including a motor configured to generate a driving force, a compression mechanism driven by the motor to compress a refrigerant, an inverter configured to control the motor, a connector configured to electrically connect the motor and the inverter, and a sealing member configured to seal a motor terminal of the motor that is electrically connected to the connector. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent an electric leakage from occurring in the terminal of the motor by blocking introduction of a refrigerant into the motor terminal. It is possible to prevent separation of the connector and the coil from the motor terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hanon Systems
    Inventors: Jeong Gil Heo, Jeong Ki Seo, Shinji Tagami, Bong Kyun Seo, Kyung Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10415267
    Abstract: A mortise lockset adaptor that houses mortise locksets, which provides an alternative method to attaching mortise locksets onto doors with thickness that exceed the lockset's door thickness capacity. Without this invention it would be virtually impossible to install deadlock configured mortise locks to doors with thicknesses that exceed the maximum allowable door thicknesses specified by the lock manufacturers. The removable lock service assembly offers quick lock interchange to address service needs in extremely busy operational environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: John E. Schmutz
  • Patent number: 9874044
    Abstract: The present invention provides a locking mechanism for particular use in securing doors of a storage safe. The locking mechanism, generally, includes an elongated band, at least one plate rotatably connected to the elongated band, and at least one rod rotatably connected to the at least one plate. The locking mechanism further includes means for actuating for actuating the locking mechanism, the means for actuating being operable between a locking and an unlocking position for translating the elongated band. A stabilizing member ensures that the at least one rod maintains a substantially horizontal position and engages a receptor on an opposed door of the storage safe, thereby locking the doors when in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Samuel C. Medawar
  • Patent number: 9809996
    Abstract: A door lock assembly is configured for installation in a cross bore of a door. The lock assembly includes a lock housing including a disk portion having an outer perimeter and an inner wall extending from the disk portion and defining an annular space between the inner wall and the outer perimeter and a lock space inside of the inner wall. The inner wall is sized to fit within the cross bore and define an annular gap between the inner wall and the cross bore. A retention clip is removably attached to the lock housing and includes a retention portion that engages the cross bore to removably retain the lock housing within the cross bore without the use of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: James D. Ohl, Nathanael S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9482038
    Abstract: A latch spacer for securing a latch assembly in a hollow inner region of a door. The latch spacer includes a plurality of sidewalls. At least a portion of the sidewalk abut against inner surfaces of the sidewalls of the door to provide a friction fit that secures the latch spacer within the inner region. The latch spacer also includes an inner wall that generally defines an opening that is adapted to receive placement of at least a portion of a latch housing. The latch spacer may include at least one crush rib that extends from the sidewalls of the latch spacer. The latch spacer may be arranged in a plurality of orientations to accommodate various door thicknesses. Additionally, portions of the latch spacer may be configured to bend or flex slightly to assist in the latch spacer being able to adjust to different door thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenton Hayes Barker, Peter Malenkovic
  • Patent number: 9428942
    Abstract: Disclosed are a door locking device which enables a user on the ground to easily open or close a side door even in the case where the height of the side door is changed, and a construction machine including the same. The door locking device, according to the present invention, comprises: a locking device case which is mounted on a side door; an operation handle which is rotationally fixed to the case; a striker which is mounted on a door frame for supporting the side door such that the side door can be opened or closed; a link which is rotationally fixed to the case and a lower end of which is connected to a rotation plate that is interlocked when the operation handle is operated; and a locking unit which is separated from the operation handle and connected to the upper end of the link so as to be mounted on the inside surface of the side door in the upward direction of the case, and which is interlocked by the link when the operation handle is operated so as to be locked to or released from the striker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Kim, Han-Choul Shin
  • Patent number: 9022439
    Abstract: A locking security cover for an in a ground junction box that opens to the earth. A has an opening for access to the interior of the ground box and a lock receiver fixed thereto. Plural legs support the frame and a base flange engages the bottom of the ground box side walls. The leg mounts are selectively engaged to either a flexible connection suitable for insertion of the frame and the first leg into the ground box as a unit, and a fixed connection. A rigid cover engages the frame and provides a lock recess and lock shroud. A lock inserted into the lock shroud engages a lock receiver fixed to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard L. Ousley
  • Publication number: 20150035300
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door lock that is equipped with at least one locking mechanism, one lock housing (1), a drive unit (2) arranged in the lock housing (1), and with at least one output element (3, 4) acted upon by the drive unit (2). The drive unit (2) is enclosed in a drive housing (8, 9), that is separate from the lock housing (1), is arranged therein, and is sealed relative to the lock housing (1). The output element (3, 4) is designed in two parts, with an interior element (3) arranged in the drive housing (8, 9) and an exterior element (4) that is mechanically coupled with the interior element (3), and is sealed relative to the drive housing (8, 9) and is arranged on the outside thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Kiekert AG
    Inventors: David Taylor, Scott Davis
  • Publication number: 20140319855
    Abstract: A latch spacer for securing a latch assembly in a hollow inner region of a door. The latch spacer includes a plurality of sidewalls. At least a portion of the sidewalk abut against inner surfaces of the sidewalls of the door to provide a friction tit that secures the latch spacer within the inner region. The latch spacer also includes an inner wall that generally defines an opening that is adapted to receive the placement of at least a portion of a latch housing. The latch spacer may include at least one crush rib that extends from the sidewalls of the latch spacer. The latch spacer may be arranged in a plurality of orientations to accommodate various door thicknesses. Additionally, portions of the latch spacer may be configured to bend or flex slightly to assist in the latch spacer being able to adjust to different door thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenton Hayes Barker, Peter Malenkovic
  • Publication number: 20140265376
    Abstract: A door lock chassis has a gauge insert that defines different dimensions corresponding to different door thicknesses. The gauge insert is positionable in the lock chassis in different orientations corresponding to the different dimensions used to align the lock chassis for different door thicknesses. Additionally, a door lock may include an anti-rotation assembly for preventing rotation of the lock chassis. The anti-rotation assembly may include a retention member that is secured to an inside hub of a lock chassis. As an anti-rotation member is displaced in a first axial direction along the inside hub to a mount position, the anti-rotational member may deflect resilient members of the retention member. With the anti-rotation member at the mounted position, the anti-rotation member may be in a frictional engagement with the previously deflected resilient members so that anti-rotation member is retained at the mount position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Walls, Rich Dale Shelinbarger, Scott Douglas Welsby, Peter Malenkovic
  • Patent number: 8807609
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a protector for a door latch mechanism. The protector comprises a shaft to which a removable handle is attached, a plate adapted to be fastened to a door, and a shroud extending from the plate and surrounding a portion of the shaft when the removable handle is removed. The shroud is adapted to receive a puck lock for engagement with the shaft when the removable handle is removed. The shroud is adapted to receive the removable handle for engagement with the shaft when the puck lock is removed. The removable handle is operable to rotate the shaft and effect operation of the latch mechanism between latched and unlatched positions. The shroud includes a slot and the removable handle includes a tab such that when the removable handle is rotated, the tab of the removable handle engages the slot of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: PTMW, Inc.
    Inventor: John Stallbaumer
  • Publication number: 20140152028
    Abstract: A lock cross member is provided for a motor vehicle with a receptacle area for accommodating a hood lock. The lock cross member is a hollow profile, and the receptacle area is displaced into the interior of the lock cross member. A hood lock is also provided for installation on a lock cross member. In addition, a module is provided for a motor vehicle with a lock cross member and a hood lock mounted thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Steffen Karl LESCHNIK, Joerg FUGE
  • Publication number: 20140033773
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a locking system for a door with a mortise pocket. The locking system has a mortise case within the mortise pocket. The mortise case defines an alignment hole. The locking system also has a gear box with a worm gear that defines a notched passage that receives a lock knob shaft. A worm within the gear box is coupled to a motor that rotates the worm. The worm engages the worm gear such that the worm gear rotates when the worm rotates. A control board in the gear box is adapted to receive electronic signals and transmit them to the motor to cause the motor to rotate the worm. The gear box also has a worm gear hub that defines a keyed passage and a hub tab. The worm gear hub fits within the notched passage and the keyed passage receives the lock knob shaft. The worm gear also has two notches that the hub tab contacts individually when the gear hub rotates within the keyed passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BELWITH PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Gary L. Myers, Ashok Hirpara, Michael Aaron Cohen, John D. Veleris, Alyssa M. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140028034
    Abstract: A locking device for containers with a container lock housing and with a locking hook. The locking hook has a pivot axis, which is stationary relative to the container lock housing and which can pivot about the locking hook into a standby position and a locking position. An activation mechanism is included for the locking hook, which has a first actuating element and a second actuating element as well as a release mechanism. The first actuating element holds the locking hook in its standby position, while the second actuating element is configured such that it blocks and clamps the locking hook in its locking position. The release mechanism after the releasing acts on the first actuating element and/or on the second actuating element, which automatically brings about the clamping and blocking of the locking hook in its locking position by the second actuating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: JOST-WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan ALBERS, Hans-Peter PAULEKUHN, Michael EIERMANN, José Manuel Algüera
  • Publication number: 20140008922
    Abstract: A door lock assembly is configured for installation in a cross bore of a door. The lock assembly includes a lock housing including a disk portion having an outer perimeter and an inner wall extending from the disk portion and defining an annular space between the inner wall and the outer perimeter and a lock space inside of the inner wall. The inner wall is sized to fit within the cross bore and define an annular gap between the inner wall and the cross bore. A retention clip is removably attached to the lock housing and includes a retention portion that engages the cross bore to removably retain the lock housing within the cross bore without the use of fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLAGE LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: James D. Ohl, Nathanael S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130300137
    Abstract: A vehicle door latch mechanism includes a resin body, a base plate and a sub base plate nipping this body. The body has an accommodating portion capable of accommodating a latch and a pawl, an insertion groove through which a striker is inserted, a cantilever support portion nipping the striker with a facing inner wall surface, a receiving portion for restricting inclination of the cantilever support portion to a predetermined amount, and a cushion accommodating portion capable of accommodating a cushion for pressing the cantilever support portion toward the striker. A support portion for suppressing a deformation of the receiving portion when a free front end of the cantilever support portion is engaged with the receiving portion is provided in the sub base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryujiro Akizuki, Takashi Nishio, Nobuko Watanabe, Yasuhiko Sono
  • Patent number: 8562040
    Abstract: An electric lock for remote access control to a container wherein a U-shaped latch is mounted on a door in alignment with a slot in a housing mounted in the container. Upon closure, the latch enters the housing to engage a slotted keeper therein and causes rotation of the keeper. Rotation of the keeper causes a release lever to engage a stepped protrusion on the keeper and secures the keeper and latch. Activation of a solenoid or drive motor coupled to the release lever permits withdrawal of the latch from the housing. The axes of rotation of the keeper and release lever are located to greatly reduce the impact of pre-release forces to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominik Scheffler, Michael Webb, Joshua Peabody, Ryan Sims
  • Publication number: 20130264834
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a protector for a door latch mechanism. The protector comprises a shaft to which a removable handle is attached, a plate adapted to be fastened to a door, and a shroud extending from the plate and surrounding a portion of the shaft when the removable handle is removed. The shroud is adapted to receive a puck lock for engagement with the shaft when the removable handle is removed. The shroud is adapted to receive the removable handle for engagement with the shaft when the puck lock is removed. The removable handle is operable to rotate the shaft and effect operation of the latch mechanism between latched and unlatched positions. The shroud includes a slot and the removable handle includes a tab such that when the removable handle is rotated, the tab of the removable handle engages the slot of the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: PTMW, INC.
    Inventor: John Stallbaumer
  • Patent number: 8438887
    Abstract: A door lock assembly for a door. The door lock assembly includes a handle assembly, a latch bolt assembly disposed within a portion of the handle assembly and a mounting assembly that movably couples the handle assembly to a door panel member. The latch bolt assembly includes a movable latch bolt that translates relative to the handle assembly between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: C.R. Laurence Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Sprague
  • Publication number: 20130038073
    Abstract: A latch assembly for insertion into an edge of a door and adjustable for actuation by a half-round spindle at either a first backset or a second backset. The latch has an inner casing non-rotatably received within an outer casing and slideable along an axis. The inner casing is provided with a transverse void substantially perpendicular to the sliding axis and is slideable between a first position in which the transverse void is aligned at the first backset and a second position is which the transverse void is aligned at the second backset. A slide within the casing is, without adjustment, engageable by the half-round spindle at either backset. A cam is rotatably mounted within the casing and engaged to the slide and to a bolt also within the casing. The bolt is slideably retractable into the casing by rotation of the cam in response to sliding of the slide. A spring biases the bolt to an extended position extend out from the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jeanette Vy Bui
  • Publication number: 20120266542
    Abstract: The latch assembly employs a coil spring for biasing a roller assembly with a main roller in a direction outwardly of the housing. The roller assembly has a pair of guide rollers or guide plates for guiding the roller assembly on the inside of the housing during use. The coil spring is positioned between the two guide rollers and remains coaxial of the housing during pivoting of the roller assembly within the housing during use. Guide pins are provided to keep the roller assembly from rubbing against the housing walls as a thrust load is applied to the main roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Stanley Szprengiel, Thomas Graham
  • Publication number: 20120267906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door mounting having two door plates and a biasing element for biasing the two door plates against a door leaf and/or against each other under tension, wherein the biasing element lies in an insertion opening of the door leaf provided for a locking cylinder when the two door plates are fixed to the door leaf. According to the invention, the fixing of the door mounting is realized substantially without additional drilled holes and respective screws only by means of a biasing element. Since the biasing element is arranged within an already existing opening in the door leaf, the drilling of additional fixing holes in the door leaf is not necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Herbert Meyerle
  • Publication number: 20120260700
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a latch assembly that includes a pawl assembly, a lever assembly and a lock assembly. The pawl assembly is actuated from an open position to a closed assembly by the lever assembly. The lever assembly includes a drive lever having a slot and a driven lever having a slot that is open on one end. The lock assembly has an engagement member that moves along the slot of the drive lever between an engaged position and a disengaged position. When in the engaged position, the engagement member is received within the slot of the driven lever. When in the disengaged position, the engagement member is outside of the slot of the driven lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel A. Matre
  • Publication number: 20120212001
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for generating a request to exit (REX) signal for a door lockset operable with a latch operator and a controller that can signal an alarm. In one embodiment, the sensor assembly includes a mounting member adapted to be in a fixed position in the door lockset, a rotatable member adapted to rotate in response to rotation of the latch operator, and a sensor mounted to the mounting member. The sensor is spaced from the rotatable member and is configured to detect rotation of the rotatable member. When the rotatable member is rotated corresponding to rotation of the latch operator, the sensor detects the rotation, and a switch in the sensor, which may be magnetic, is actuated, closing a circuit to send a REX signal to the controller. The sensor assembly may be associated with a chassis of the door lockset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: YALE SECURITY INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Benitez, Scott G. Morstatt
  • Publication number: 20120186159
    Abstract: A cover for an automatic vehicle door latch. The cover comprises a first wall having a free top and bottom edge, and a second edge intersecting an edge of a second wall. The second wall also includes top, free and bottom edges, wherein the bottom and top edge of the first and second walls are contiguous. The first and second walls are angled relative to one another at the intersecting edges. A top ridge protrudes from the walls adjacent the top edges, and a second ridge protrudes from the wall between the top and bottom ridges such that the top ridge and the second ridge define a channel therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Steven R. Thiele, Aaron R. Kerestan, Andrew Philip Dean
  • Patent number: 8186189
    Abstract: A door latch assembly having a latch mechanism and a substantially flush-mounted actuator. The actuator may raise and lower a latch within the latch mechanism to engage and disengage the strike plate of an adjacent door jam. Similar to the actuator, a key cylinder may be substantially flush-mounted on an opposite side of the door. The key cylinder may lock or unlock the assembly latch assembly latch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Fleetwood Aluminum Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Lee Brisco, Eryk Stacy
  • Publication number: 20120119523
    Abstract: A safety lock mechanism is provided that facilitates accurate and consistent alignment between a locking bolt and a locking receptacle prior to engaging the locking bolt. To this end, a safety lock configured to mount to a door frame is provided with an internally disposed hard stop that protects the electrical and mechanical components within the safety lock housing from door impact shock. An extended portion of the hard stop protrudes through the housing facing the direction of door travel. A corresponding receptacle assembly configured to mount to the door is fabricated to include a bolt receptacle hole as well as an open window that engages with the extended portion of the hard stop when the door is in the closed position. When the window in the receptacle is engaged with the extended portion of the hard stop, door movement is limited in five directions even when the locking bolt is not yet engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael N. Burdenko, Dennis C. MacKey, Richard Galera, Steven Tambeau
  • Patent number: 8161779
    Abstract: A lock for a sliding door (14), with a lock case (24) for receiving a lock cylinder (30), the lock cylinder (30) being arranged in a recess (36) of the lock case (24) such that, in order to lock the lock (22), a bolt (28) of the lock case (24) is brought into engagement with a striking plate (26) of the lock (22) by a rotationally actuable driver (32) of the lock cylinder (30). The lock (22) has at least one support part (38, 40) which is arranged laterally on the lock case (24) in the region of the recess (36) to support the lock cylinder (30). A further characteristic relates to the securing of the lock against removal and for this purpose, the or each support part (38, 40) is fastened to the lock case (24) by retaining pins (60), a lock cylinder screw (58) for fastening the lock cylinder (30) to the lock case (24) being in engagement with the or each retaining pin (60) to prevent removal of the support parts (38, 40) and of the retaining pins (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: raumplus GmbH & Co. KG, Steinbach & Vollmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Bergmann, Dirk Wefer, Peter Altenburg
  • Patent number: 8087272
    Abstract: A locking mechanism is provided that has an unlocked position and a locked position. The locking mechanism comprises the following. A first handle. A first rose attached to the first handle with the first handle adapted for rotational movement relative to the first rose. A first longitudinal slot in the first rose. A locking cartridge cylinder at least partially contained within at least the first handle or the first rose. A locking tab operably connected to the locking cartridge cylinder adapted for movement: at least partially into at least the second slot in the first rose in a locked position; and completely out of the first longitudinal slot in the first rose in an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Fouad F. Korban
  • Patent number: 8066309
    Abstract: A latch (10) including a casing (12) adapted to be fixedly mounted in a door, a carriage (20) mounted in the casing (12) and adapted for slidable movement relative to the casing (12) between an actuated position and a return position, a first spring (34) biasing the carriage (20) to the return position and a lock bolt (42) mounted to the carriage (20) and adapted to protrude from the casing (12) when the carriage (20) is in the return position. The latch (10) also includes a master cam (60) and a slave cam (80) each pivotally mounted to the casing (12) such that the master cam (60) directly acts upon the slave cam (80) whereby the pivoting actuation of the master cam (60) drives pivoting actuation of the slave cam (80) which in turn actuates sliding movement of the carriage (20) from the return position to the actuated position. Pivoting actuation of the master cam (60) through at most 35° is sufficient to move the carriage (20) to the actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Gainsborough Hardware Industries, Limited
    Inventor: Ian Bartos
  • Patent number: 8042786
    Abstract: A locking system 24 for securing adjacent concrete form panels 20a, 20b together during assembly of a concrete form 22 is disclosed. The locking system 24 includes a mounting block 50 which is removably attachable to one of the adjacent panels 20a, 20b. A slide member 52 is mounted for sliding movement relative to the mounting block 50 between a first position retracted from aligned apertures 48 in side members 30 of the adjacent panels 20a, 20b and a second position extending through the aligned apertures 48. The slide member 30 includes a bolt member 92 mounted to rotate within the mounting block 50 in its extended position between locked and unlocked positions to secure the adjacent panels 20a, 20b together. Alternatively, the bolt member 206 is configured to receive a wedge member 204 at its projecting end or has a clamping member 304 mounted to rotate on the bolt member 306 for securing the adjacent panels 20a, 20b together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Dayton Superior Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Spindler
  • Publication number: 20110163556
    Abstract: An electric lock for remote access control to a container wherein a U-shaped latch is mounted on a door in alignment with a slot in a housing mounted in the container. Upon closure, the latch enters the housing to engage a slotted keeper therein and causes rotation of the keeper. Rotation of the keeper causes a release lever to engage a stepped protrusion on the keeper and secures the keeper and latch. Activation of a solenoid or drive motor coupled to the release lever permits withdrawal of the latch from the housing. The axes of rotation of the keeper and release lever are located to greatly reduce the impact of pre-release forces to the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Dominik Scheffler, Michael Webb, Joshua Peabody, Ryan Sims
  • Publication number: 20110163555
    Abstract: A lock mountable relative to a moveable wing and including an engaging member supported relative to a casing and displaceable to an operative configuration to be cooperable in engagement to restrain the wing in a closed configuration and in which said cooperating configuration the lock presenting a visible interior portion that does not substantially interrupt the form of the wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: AUSTRAL LOCK LTY LTD
    Inventors: John Russell Watts, Brendan George, David Greenbury
  • Patent number: 7921685
    Abstract: A latch assembly for releasably securing a closure element with a striker element in a closed position. The latch assembly consists of first and second latch elements mounted to a housing for movement relative to each other and the housing, with the first latch element being movable relative to the housing between a latched position and a release position, and cooperating structure on the release lever for moving the second latch element relative to the housing and, in response thereto, causing the first latch element to move from its latched position to its release position. A guard plate is positioned between the housing and the first latch element to more securely retain the striker element and prevent tampering or theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Ryadon, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg Teskey
  • Patent number: 7828347
    Abstract: A fire plate for receiving a bored in lock assembly and preventing passage of fire through a lock opening bored perpendicularly through a fire door. The fire plate is particularly adapted for use with integrated lock and latch assemblies that are designed for installation through a latch opening bored from an edge of the door into the lock opening. The latch opening has a diameter less than the lock opening and the fire plate blocks the space above and below the lock assembly in the lock opening to prevent the passage of smoke and fire through the lock opening. The fire plate includes two fire stop barriers that may be formed by bending from a sheet of spring steel and which preferably snap into engagement with the lock assembly as it is inserted from the latch opening into the lock opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Sargent Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Darren C. Eller, Ryan Piantek, Michael Ronzello
  • Patent number: 7770948
    Abstract: A tubular latch assembly for a door and adapted for operation by either an “opener” such as a thumbpiece on one side and/or a knob on the other. The tubular latch comprises a central latch subassembly mounted inside the door and including a latch casing seated in the door, a bolt slidably mounted in said latch casing for extension/retraction (such as through an open face plate), a pivoting retraction lever coupled to the bolt, a spindle hub having a pair of offset cam surfaces, and a pivoting reversing lever engaged at one end with the bolt and at the other end with the second cam surface on the spindle hub for driving the bolt. The central latch subassembly allows opening by either the opener (e.g., thumbpiece) or by rotation of the knob, operation of the knob not affecting the opener and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Newfrey, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7717480
    Abstract: A latch assembly includes a latch bolt, a housing, an actuating plate connected with the latch bolt, a positioning casing, a lower connecting plate and an upper connecting plate engaged with each other and disposed in the positioning casing, and a driving plate disposed between the actuating plate and the lower connecting plate. The actuating plate is formed with a long slot and two symmetrical protrusions projected from the bottom. The driving plate includes a square hole, whose front end can be engaged with the protrusions and driving the actuating plate to move. The upper connecting plate includes two pairs of symmetrical recesses and the positioning casing includes two protrusions corresponding to the recesses of the upper connecting plate. By connecting the protrusions of the positioning casing with two pairs of the recesses, the latch assembly can be adjusted from a backset to the other backset dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Eversafety Precision Industry (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fangchang Fan
  • Patent number: 7695032
    Abstract: An adjustable backset deadbolt assembly providing operational and structural improvements. The deadbolt assembly can provide adjustability between a first backset dimension and a second backset dimension for allowing installation in doors conforming to various industry standards. The deadbolt assembly can provide adjustability between backset dimensions by relative rotation between the inner bolt housing and the outer housing. The inner bolt housing may be provided with a depressible snap finger to allow insertion of a protrusion thereon into a slot in the outer housing. In some embodiments, the slot is provided substantially helically through an angle of 360 degrees to provide common orientation of parts in each backset dimension. The outer housing may be provided to integrally form a cam housing and a bolt housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventor: Jerry B. Bodily
  • Patent number: 7607328
    Abstract: A deadbolt assembly includes a bolt housing having a longitudinal sleeve defining a first axis. A bolt is located in the longitudinal sleeve. An elongate member has a first end and a second end portion opposite the first end, the first end being attached to the proximal end of the bolt and the second end portion having a first connector. A rotatable crank has a pivot member, a second connector and an arm. The second connector of the crank is operationally engaged with the first connector of the elongate member. A first actuator assembly has a body, a lock cylinder, and a tailpiece that extends from the lock cylinder and is rotatable around a second axis with respect to the lock cylinder. The tailpiece is engaged with the pivot member of the crank. At least a portion of the lock cylinder extends past a vertical plane of an outer side surface of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Newfrey, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7607701
    Abstract: An adjustable door latch that enables one to adjust its length without removing any functionality from other areas of the door latch assembly. The improved door latch assembly includes a strike plate, adjustment head, adjustment stem, resilient member, and housing. The improved door latch utilizes a threaded adjustment head, which is screwed into an adjustment stem. The adjustment stem has a threaded aperture located on the front surface of a circular disc. The circular disc has at least one rib, which fits into the groove of a drum, this configuration prevents rotation of the circular disc when adjustment is necessary. The adjustment member and stem have apertures that allow one to thread the spindle of a door knob through the door latch assembly and to the other door knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Steven Levine
  • Patent number: 7607704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved spindle arrangement for a latch bolt mechanism for a hinged door, and in particular, to a latch bolt mechanism actuated by spring-loaded push-pull spindles. The latch bolt mechanism includes a bolt with an inclined surface, a housing, at least one push-pull spindle with an inclined surface, and a spring mounted on the spindle for biasing the spindle in an extended position. The bolt is slidably mounted within the housing for movement between an extended position (extended outward from the housing) and a retracted position (positioned within the housing). The spindle slidably extends through an opening in the housing and bolt, transversely aligned with respect to the line of travel of the bolt. As the spindle is pushed towards or pulled away from the housing, the inclined surface of the spindle engages the inclined surface of the bolt to actuate movement of the bolt between the extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hardware Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Kondratuk
  • Patent number: 7603879
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus of joined parts that allows the locking of a gate framed in vinyl parts to a stationary post made of vinyl. The stationary vinyl post is typically hollow with the walls of the post being typically of a thickness of no more than ?of an inch and the outer diameter of the gate framing and post typically ranging from 3½inches by 3½inches square to 5 inches by 5 inches square in size. The apparatus includes a kit where round or square or rectangular cups that have overlapping top flanges and are inserted into and fit snugly in holes drilled or cut into the sides of a hollow vinyl fence post. The cups are configured to accept the installation of standard home deadbolt locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventors: LeRoy D. Dauterive, Jerry G. Baker
  • Publication number: 20090121498
    Abstract: A door lock includes a casing mounted in a bare of a door. The casing includes inner and outer coupling seats to which inner and outer mounting plates are mounted respectively. The outer coupling plate includes two diametrically opposed slots located outside the bore of the door. The inner mounting plate includes a plurality of pairs of diametrically opposed holes. The inner mounting plate is rotatable relative to the inner coupling seat to a position in which one of the plurality of pairs of holes is aligned with the slots. Two mounting posts are extended through the slots and through two through-holes in the door. Each mounting post is slideably received in one of the slots, allowing the mounting posts to move toward or away from each other until a spacing between the mounting posts is equal to that between the two through-holes of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Hsuan-Cheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20090096220
    Abstract: A window stop is provided. The window stop includes a housing defining a cavity and having mount structure. The mount structure is adapted to be mounted to a wall having a thickness between a range of thicknesses from a minimum to a maximum thickness. A bolt is mounted within the cavity and moveable between a retracted position wherein the bolt is substantially located within the housing and a locking position wherein the bolt extends from within the cavity. Also provided is means for releasably holding the bolt in the retracted position and biasing means between the housing and the bolt for biasing the bolt towards the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: NEWELL OPERATING COMPANY
    Inventor: Anthony G. Lutfallah
  • Patent number: 7497487
    Abstract: A latch housing assembly has a latch housing and a retainer, wherein the housing includes a wall, and wherein a receiving aperture opens through the wall. The retainer includes a wall from which an insert protrudes. The insert, when disposed within the receiving aperture interlocks therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jedediah A. Burmahln
  • Publication number: 20080307837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a convertible motorized latch that may be configured in either of a slam latch or a dead bolt latch configuration, just by desired selection and replacement of a minimal number of components, and which may be used on new (oem) equipment or in retrofit applications. In either preferred configuration, an electric motor contained within the latch housing operates to open or unlock the latch. Latch closure may be provided by spring actuation in a slam configuration or by further motor operation in a dead bolt configuration. Either present configuration may make use of an electrical feedback switch for signaling latch retraction while the dead bolt configuration may also include a second electrical feedback switch for signaling latch extension. A gear train may be incorporated within the latch housing to provide reduced speed and increased torque from the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Matthew R. Greiner, Kenneth A. Kaczmarz, Mitchell S. Mlynarczyk, Kenneth D. Graw, Francis H. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7461873
    Abstract: An actuator for driving an operating mechanism that operates an operated member of a vehicle by means of a driving of an electric drive source includes a housing for supporting the electric drive source, a detecting means for detecting an operation status of the operated member or the operating mechanism, a switch connector including an output terminal provided as an electric path from the detecting means, and a power feeding connector formed on the housing and including an input terminal provided as an electric path to the electric drive source and a first engaging portion onto which the switch connector is fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshio Machida