Bolt Guards Patents (Class 292/346)
  • Patent number: 11319746
    Abstract: A security door system includes a door frame, a door, and an astragal. The door frame has first and second vertically extending side members that define an opening therebetween. The door is disposed within the opening and is secured to the frame via a hinged connection along the first vertically extending side member. A gap is defined between an edge of the door, that is opposite the hinged connection, and the second vertically extending side member when the door is in a closed position. The astragal has first and second plates that are secured to an outer surface of the door. The first plate extends beyond the edge such that the first plate covers the gap when the door is in the closed position. The second plate extends from the first plate in a direction away from the edge and toward the hinged connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Detroit Glass and Door, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Charles Pluff
  • Patent number: 11193308
    Abstract: A latch control device includes a mounting seat and a locking cap device pivotably mounted to the mounting seat and pivotable relative to the mounting seat between a closure position and a non-closure position. Optionally mounted to the latch control device are a first accessory, a second accessory, a third accessory, a first escutcheon, and a second escutcheon. The latch control device is selectively assembled into a first mode (including a detecting device), a second mode (including the detecting device, the first accessory, and the third accessory), or a third mode (including the detecting device, the first accessory, and the second accessory) for cooperating with a cylindrical latch device, a first box type latch device, or a second box type latch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: l-TEK METAL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 11066855
    Abstract: A latch mechanism is configured to be shifted between a closed state in which a glove door is held on a compartment body at a closed position and an open state in which the glove door is not held on the compartment body. An operation lever is operated to shift the lock mechanism from the closed state to the open state. When the latch mechanism is shifted to the closed state, the first engaging member is engaged with the engagement hole. When the latch mechanism is shifted to the open state, the first engaging member is disengaged from the engagement hole. The compartment body includes an operation restriction wall that restricts operation of the first engaging member from the side surface of an instrument panel or the side surface of the compartment body so that the first engaging member is not disengaged from the engagement hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Komatsu, Yoshihiko Yasui
  • Patent number: 10597908
    Abstract: A vehicle door latch device which prevents a theft component from getting into an operation-mechanism holding portion thereby improving an anti-theft performance of the vehicle door latch device, by a smaller and lighter arrangement. On a synthetic-resin body, a protection wall is provided that prevents a theft component, inserted in the door, from getting into the casing by covering a connecting part of an outside lever and an operation mechanism, held in the casing, from a vehicle-outside direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Taga
  • Patent number: 9745775
    Abstract: A door latch protector system for protecting a latch of a door. An exemplary embodiment includes a latch protector plate including a door overlapping portion and a frame overlapping portion, the door overlapping portion having a first planar surface configured to contact the exterior door surface in an installed configuration. At least one spacer plate is configured to be positioned between the door overlapping portion and a surface of the door. The spacer plate includes opposed first and second planar spacer surfaces, the first planar surface configured to contact the first planar surface of the latch protector plate in the installed configuration. The spacer plate has an external peripheral profile matching a corresponding external profile of the door overlapping portion of the latch protector plate to eliminate gaps between the corresponding external profile of the door overlapping portion which would allow the introduction of burglary tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Adam S. Weinraub
  • Patent number: 9690272
    Abstract: Short-range and long-range operating methods for hospitality accommodation automation and control using APP, webpage, smartphone, RFID-to-Bluetooth selective adapter, relay controller together with RFID door lock is disclosed, where unlocking RFID door lock requires just pressing a button, various power outlets, lighting levels, HVAC settings, and tv settings can be controlled by smartphone. A gateway device with internet connectivity allows remote unlock or lock of doorlock, sending notifications of door unlock events back to a cloud server, and remotely control electrical or electronic devices under short-range or long-range modes. Detection methods for determining whether any occupant remains inside the room is also included. Current sensor is used for assess electric power consumption rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: POLARIS TECH GLOBAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Ting-Yueh Chin, Su-Teng Kuo
  • Patent number: 9644399
    Abstract: An intelligent door lock system includes a position sensing device at a dwelling configured to be coupled to a drive shaft of a lock device to assist in locking and unlocking a lock of a lock device. An engine with a memory is coupled to the positioning sensing device. An energy source is provided. At least one motion detection device looks for a person at or near a door or window at the dwelling. A device converts energy into mechanical energy is coupled to the positioning sensing device and the drive shaft. The device that converts energy is coupled to the energy source to receive energy from the energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Chris Kim
  • Patent number: 9517810
    Abstract: A glove compartment includes a case main body; a lid body connected to the case main body by a hinge; and a lock mechanism locking the lid body to the case main body at a closed position relative to the case main body. The lock mechanism includes a fixation claw fixed to the lid body; and a movable claw slidably attached to the case main body. When the movable claw is located in an engagement position engaged with the fixation claw, the lid body is locked to the case main body. When the movable claw slidingly moves to a release position disengaging from the fixation claw, the lid body can be opened. A shielding wall is provided, which partially shields the movable claw relative to an outside when the lid body is located at the closed position, so as to prevent a theft of housed articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: NIFCO INC., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Fukumoto, Rui Maeda
  • Patent number: 9482030
    Abstract: A locking system that has an opening in a door adapted and arranged for receiving a lock bolt and a lock fixed in a wall for actuating a lock bolt adapting and arranged for being received by the opening in the door when the door is closed. The locking system further comprises a blocking strip protruding from a door jamb, the strip coupled to the door jamb, the strip coupled to the door jamb and positioned adjacent the lock bolt for blocking access to the lock bolt between the door and the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Willo Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt P. Heinrich, Brian S. Foss
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8938915
    Abstract: A door jamb reinforcer that provides for reinforcement of the door jamb and the frame of an entry way door to prevent forced entry is disclosed. The door jamb reinforcer includes a latchbolt opening, a deadbolt opening, and a plurality of fastener openings, and is secured to the door jamb via long fasteners extending through corresponding fastener openings and into the door frame behind the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Isaac Jones, Johnathon K. Jones
  • Patent number: 8857864
    Abstract: A tamper proof lock mountable to a door and configured to functionally cooperate with a strike plate having a hole that is mounted to a portion of a door frame. The lock comprises a wedge bolt having an oblique surface configured to cooperate with the strike plate. The wedge bolt is configured to be inserted in the hole to retain the door in its closed position. A shield is provided and configured to cooperate with the wedge bolt such that the oblique surface of the wedge bolt is rendered inaccessible when the wedge bolt is disposed in the hole of the strike plate and the oblique surface of the wedge bolt is exposed in anticipation for interaction with the strike plate when the door is not disposed in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald T. Snyder, Jr., Reuben M. Snyder, Andre L. Dupra
  • Publication number: 20140265367
    Abstract: A door latch (100, 400, 500, 600, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900) resists opening of a door (200) beyond a predetermined amount when it is engaged and also allows the opening of the door when it is disengaged. The door latch includes a catch (220, 220?, 3220) and a base (191) that is connected to a deformable member (140, 3140, 4140, 5140, 6140) at a joint (90). The joint configures the door latch and may include a pin (190). The catch (e.g., a hook) engages a catching portion (e.g., a loop 148, 3148, 6148) of the deformable member when engaged. The deformable member may stretch at least five percent when resisting an intrusion load (F) on the door. The base may mount to a door frame (300), and the catch may mount to the door. A spring (180) may urge the deformable member toward engagement. A shield (280, 2280, 4280, 5280, 6280) may protect the deformable member and resist cutting and may pivot with the deformable member urged by the spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FLEXIBLE SECURITY LLC
    Inventor: Bradley A. LILA
  • Patent number: 8793936
    Abstract: A latch jamb security plate in combination with a doorjamb having a front side facing a door opening and a back side opposite the front side. The doorjamb is formed with a latch aperture therethrough for receiving a retractable door latch. The latch jamb security plate comprises a planar plate member fastened to the back side of the doorjamb, and a single latch tongue formed integrally with the planar plate member and extending therefrom into the latch aperture in the doorjamb. The planar plate member has an opening therethrough aligned with the latch aperture in the doorjamb. The opening in the planar plate member has a continuous edge. The latch tongue is configured to extend from only a portion of the edge of the opening in the planar plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Fulton, Gary Fagan
  • Publication number: 20140159396
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door is provided with a supporting door structure and with a door lock as well as with an actuating unit, which, spaced from the door lock, is arranged on the door structure and mechanically coupled to the door lock with at least one connecting link, and with a holding part supporting itself on the door structure, which is designed in order to limit a position change of the actuating unit caused due to external application of force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rosenau, Peter Eduard Schuessler, Andreas Heberer, Winfried Langendorf, Joerg Gschweng
  • Patent number: 8684426
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for marking positions for burglar alarm sensor elements on a door, the door attached to a frame having a header including comprising the steps of providing a marking apparatus the marking apparatus including an arm, a positioning member with a longitudinal centerline attached to the arm, and punch point attached to the positioning member, the punch point being aligned with the longitudinal centerline of the positioning member; at least partially opening the door; placing the positioning member in a hole in the header and closing the door; while the door is closed causing the positioning member to make a mark on the top of the door; and opening the door and removing the positioning member from the hole in the header; and causing an opening to be made in the door at the location of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Joseph Morales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8674832
    Abstract: A wireless bolt lock remote is disclosed. The wireless bolt lock remote includes a control circuit adapted for use with a bolt lock system and configured to detect a locked state and an unlocked state of a bolt lock, and upon detection of a change in state to wirelessly transfer a status to identity the detected state to an alarm system. The control circuit is wirelessly coupled to the alarm system for wireless communication. The wireless bolt lock remote includes a power source to supply power to the control circuit. Associated systems and methods for remote wireless security for bolt locks also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tregnel Kynta Thomas
  • Patent number: 8579339
    Abstract: An outside handle assembly of a vehicle door includes an escutcheon disposed in the outer panel of the vehicle door, a handle body disposed at a vehicular outer side of the escutcheon, a first protection bracket disposed at the vehicular inner side of the escutcheon, the first protection bracket comprising an engaging hole configured to receive a key cylinder, and a second protection bracket disposed at the vehicular inner side of the escutcheon to cover a periphery of the key cylinder, wherein the second protection bracket is coupled to the inner panel of the vehicle door and comprises at least one support contacting the first protection bracket, and wherein the second protection bracket is arranged to receive an impact load exerted upon the first protection bracket toward the vehicular inner side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keita Abe
  • Patent number: 8534103
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for securing a door having one or more door mechanisms via a cover and base. The cover protects the door mechanisms and includes an enclosure fitting over the at least one of the door mechanisms, a first securing member comprising a slot through which a second securing member passes, and a first joint member. A base connects the cover to the door. The base includes one or more second holes extending through which are one or more fastening mechanisms of the door mechanisms protected by the cover, and a second joint member. A releasable joint aligning the cover with respect to the base, is formed by the first joint member of the cover and the second joint member of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8510995
    Abstract: A latch jamb security plate in combination with a doorjamb having a front side facing a door opening and a back side opposite the front side. The doorjamb is formed with a latch aperture therethrough for receiving a retractable door latch. The latch jamb security plate comprises a planar plate member fastened to the back side of the doorjamb, and a single latch tongue formed integrally with the planar plate member and extending therefrom into the latch aperture in the doorjamb. The planar plate member has an opening therethrough aligned with the latch aperture in the doorjamb. The opening in the planar plate member has a continuous edge. The latch tongue is configured to extend from only a portion of the edge of the opening in the planar plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Fulton, Gary Fagan
  • Patent number: 8407942
    Abstract: A door jamb reinforcing device includes a first face member configured to engage with a face of a stop rail of the door jamb and a second face member interconnected with the first face member and configured to engage with a face of a latch-engagement portion of the door jamb. A first side member may be attached orthogonally to the first face member. A second side member may be attached orthogonally to the second face member. The first and second side members may be spaced apart from one another by a distance that corresponds to a width of the jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Frederick Jones
  • 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: 8166707
    Abstract: A reinforced door jamb and method thereof, to prevent breaking of a lock. A doorjamb is reinforced by inserting one or two reinforced plates into the door jamb. One plate is inserted close to the door latch receiving recess on the interior side of the door jamb, and the other plate is inserted close to the exterior side of the door jamb. The reinforced plates are then connected to each other using high strength rods or bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Franschman
  • Patent number: 8132832
    Abstract: A door jamb reinforcing system comprising a first reinforcing member, wherein the first reinforcing member comprises a plurality of first screw receiving openings for receiving mounting screws, a latch bolt receiving aperture, and at least one deadbolt latch bolt receiving aperture; a strike plate; and a second reinforcing member, wherein the second reinforcing member has a substantially L-shaped cross section and comprises a plurality of corresponding second screw receiving openings for receiving mounting screws, a strike plate receiving aperture, and at least one deadbolt latch bolt receiving aperture, wherein the deadbolt latch bolt receiving aperture is formed to correspond to the deadbolt latch bolt receiving aperture; wherein when the first reinforcing member and the second reinforcing member are attachable to a door frame in overlying contacting abutting relation with each other and with the door jamb with mounting screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Edward R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120056439
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter device (3, 45) for use with an open strike plate (5) designed to cooperate with a lock comprising a bolt or latch in order to lock a lockable element in a fixed position. The invention also relates to a strike plate arrangement (1) comprising an open strike plate (5) in combination with an adapter device (3). The invention also relates to a method of attaching an adapter device (3) and a strike plate (5) in or on a jamb or lockable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Fredrik Stendal
  • Publication number: 20110316291
    Abstract: A latching mechanism on a roll-up door in a closed position is protected by a portable shield. The shield, in combination with a floor and the roll-up door protects the latching mechanism from direct impact. The shield is locked into place by a bolt that is positioned below a hub of the latching mechanism. An extension of the shield fits into an opening in the floor or a blocking member in the floor. The bolt is positioned in such a way in the shield that when the shield is in its engaged position the bolt can move only either perpendicular to the door and/or it can rotate about an axis substantially perpendicular to the door. The bolt may be a separate bolt or it may be part of a lock. A kit containing a shield is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Stanton Concepts, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Loughlin, John Loughlin
  • Patent number: 8020904
    Abstract: An integrated sash lock and tilt latch assembly is mounted in a sash window having a top rail, a base, and two stiles connected together at their extremities. The integrated assembly contains a sash lock mechanism, a tilt latch mechanism, and a connector. The sash lock mechanism includes an actuator movable to adjust the assembly among a locked position, an unlocked position, and a tiltable position, and a rotor coupled to the actuator. The tilt latch mechanism includes a tilt latch housing supported by the top rail and a latch bolt slidably supported by the tilt latch housing and moveable between an extended position and a retracted position. At least a portion of the tilt latch housing has a generally circular cross-section. The connector has a first end of operably coupled to the latch bolt and a second end operably coupled to the sash lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Flory, Jason L. Annes, Dean Pettit
  • Patent number: 8006527
    Abstract: A tamper inhibiting device is provided for adapting to a lock for a door. The lock has a housing configured to attach to the door. The lock also has a locking component being receivable in the housing. The housing has a lip extending from an edge of the housing. The tamper inhibiting device includes a first portion being substantially planar and having a first edge and a second opposing edge between two distal ends. The first portion has an elongate opening between the first and second distal ends. The tamper inhibiting device also includes a second portion being substantially planar and extending substantially perpendicular to the first portion from the first edge of the first portion. The opening is adjacent the first edge of the first portion such that the lip of the housing juxtaposes the second portion when the tamper inhibiting device attaches to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Secure-All Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Nowakowski, Chad L. Nowakowski, Louis W. Nowakowski
  • Publication number: 20110095548
    Abstract: A door latch protector system for protecting a latch of a door. An exemplary embodiment includes a latch protector plate including a door overlapping portion and a frame overlapping portion, the door overlapping portion having a first planar surface configured to contact the exterior door surface in an installed configuration. At least one spacer plate is configured to be positioned between the door overlapping portion and a surface of the door. The spacer plate includes opposed first and second planar spacer surfaces, the first planar surface configured to contact the first planar surface of the latch protector plate in the installed configuration. The spacer plate has an external peripheral profile matching a corresponding external profile of the door overlapping portion of the latch protector plate to eliminate gaps between the corresponding external profile of the door overlapping portion which would allow the introduction of burglary tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Adam S. Weinraub
  • Patent number: 7866113
    Abstract: A door security system serves to substantially improve the reliability of the entire door assemblies with non-standard door jamb thicknesses. The system may comprise up to four or more components. An adjustable door jamb shield may be mounted around a door jamb on the side of the door jamb corresponding to the door slab free swinging edge. Another adjustable door jamb shield may also be mounted on a door jamb on the hinge side of the door jamb. The adjustable shields comprise attachable sleeves that wrap on three sides around the door jamb to reinforce and stabilize the door system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Armor Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn I. Young
  • Publication number: 20100269431
    Abstract: A door security system serves to substantially improve the reliability of the entire door assembly. The system comprises components generally having an L-shaped cross section. One of the components may be mounted around a vertical jamb member on the side of the door jamb corresponding to the door slab free swinging edge. Similarly one or more components may also be mounted on a vertical jamb member on the hinge side of the door jamb. The components include sleeves that wraps on two sides around the vertical jamb member to reinforce and stabilize the door system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Glenn I. Young
  • Publication number: 20100154495
    Abstract: A door lock assembly having a housing; a lock sub-assembly which includes, among other members, a bolt and a bolt safety; a user interface member; a secondary electrochemical cell and/or capacitor; and an inertia charger and/or solar cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Benjamin Fogg
  • Patent number: 7686356
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for increasing the security of a door latch that uses a striker plate having a striker plate housing with a side plate connected to the striker plate housing and extends generally parallel to the striker plate housing and at least one opening, one or more pins positioned slidably and toward an opening in the striker plate housing and a biasing mechanism in contact with the one or more pins for biasing each of the one or more pins toward the opening to conform to the shape of a throw bolt inserted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Winston Y. Wilder, Greg Roach
  • Publication number: 20090289464
    Abstract: A cover for a portion of a door may include a front planar plate having a front surface and a back surface, the back surface including a first outward projection member and a second outward projection member and a rear planar plate having a first aperture and the second aperture to cooperate with the first outward projection member and the second outward projection member respectively. The first aperture may extend through the rear planar plate, and the second aperture may extend through the rear planar plate. The front face of the front planar plate may include a beveled edge around the periphery of the front planar plate, and the back face of the back planar plate may include a beveled edge around the periphery of the back planar plate. The first outward leg projection member may include a center aperture, and the second outward projection member may include a center aperture. The center aperture of the first outward projection member may include internal threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: David Pawson
  • Publication number: 20090072549
    Abstract: A method of gating a fence starts with providing an exit that has spaced-apart first and second enclosure portions joined by upper and lower cross-members and at least one anchor joined to at least one of said enclosure portions; a mostly solid door between said enclosure portions and openable, said door and said enclosure portions having inward-facing surfaces; a latch coupling said door to one enclosure portion, said latch securing said door closed, said latch only operable from said inward-facing surface; and a guard attached to one of said enclosure portions and projecting inwardly proximate said latch. The next steps are digging holes for the enclosure portions and at least one anchor sufficiently deep to permit the lower cross-member to sit in the ground; placing the exit; pouring concrete up to about the ground surface; and attaching the fence to the enclosure portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Jeremy Garlington, Timothy Ray Jantz
  • Publication number: 20080284182
    Abstract: A doorjamb attachment for reinforcing door jambs to prevent forced entry through the doorway by strengthening the composite materials of the door jamb. The device is made of 14 gauge ASTM, A-36, Mild Steel with holes through which the latching and locking mechanisms of the door may pass, as well as smaller beveled holes to pass screws through to attach the device to the doorframe. The device is also formed so as to facilitate latching mechanism closure. This device can also be used to assist in the repair of damaged door jambs by holding together the damaged portions once they are placed back in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Aubrey L. Canerdy, JR.
  • Patent number: 7422250
    Abstract: A protector to shield a hood latch and hood latch cable from disablement by a tool thrust through the vehicle's grille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: AutoGuard Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Michael T. Rose
  • Publication number: 20080202034
    Abstract: A system for reinforcing the security of a locked door and door jamb combination which includes a first L-shaped plate secured to the studs of the wall adjacent the door jamb, with the L extending into the space between the studs and the door jamb; a second L-shaped plate secured to the inner face of the door jamb, including two members extending into the space between the studs and the door jamb, and one member positioned adjacent the L of the first plate; the two plates firmly secured to the door jamb and the studs, so that when force is applied to the door jamb, the plates overlap to provide a very secure relationship between the door, the door jamb and the underlying studs adjacent the door jamb virtually incapable of being compromised by an intruder. There would be provided a second assembly on the opening edge of the door and the header of the doorway to provide maximum security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: John Campbell
  • Patent number: 7396055
    Abstract: A security strike plate comprising a strike plate portion adapted to receive a locking bolt and a security member. The security member includes a ceiling having an outer surface and an inner surface, an outer side wall extending downwardly from the ceiling, and a floor extending inwardly from the outer side wall. The ceiling is located in the same plane as the strike plate portion and is an extension thereof. The ceiling and the floor are substantially parallel. An inner side wall can extend upwardly from the floor substantially parallel to the outer side wall, the inner side wall having an outer end that abuts against the inner surface of the ceiling. The ceiling and floor having openings therein adapted to receive an elongated anchor member therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher L. Arneson, Todd M. Quint
  • Patent number: 7360809
    Abstract: A kick-in resistant door reinforcing assembly consisting of a doorway hook having a laterally outwardly extending doorway engaging face; a jamb hook having a laterally inwardly extending jamb engaging face; and at least a first hook interconnecting flexible band spanning between the doorway and jamb hooks, the hook interconnecting flexible band being adapted for permitting alternate laterally inward and outward movements of the doorway and jamb hooks with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignees: Joel Associates, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kevin D. Poston
  • Patent number: 7347069
    Abstract: A lock that includes a frame which is arranged to be secured on the outside against a first side of a tubular member of a hinged gate and at least one bolt which is arranged to extend through the tubular member, out of a second side thereof, into the keeper device. The keeper device is mounted on a fixed member, which is usually a pole arranged in the ground. In order to make it more difficult to force the gate open by inserting, for example, a crowbar between the gate and the fixed member, the lock and keeper set comprises a security device arranged to prevent the gate and the fixed member from being forced apart sufficiently to disengage the bolt from the keeper device. This security device includes a first security piece arranged to be secured to the frame of the lock and to project from the second side of the tubular member to extend, in the closed state of the gate, behind a second security piece on the keeper device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph Talpe
  • Patent number: 7198090
    Abstract: A combination of a screen door latching apparatus, commonly having a small indoor push handle and a substantially thin guard plate that becomes retained between the handle housing and a frame of the screen door. The guard plate is elongated and protects the screening material from accidental hand abuse. The combination also enhances security by means of the guard plate by shielding the door latch locking trigger from outside view and access. The prominent guard plate helps occupants to quickly identify the door latch location, assisting a hurried egress. The guard plate helps to guide ones fingers toward the small locking trigger of the door latch which is particularly important during panic situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Kershaw
  • Patent number: 7165793
    Abstract: A reinforcing plate comprising an elongated portion adapted to be secured to a door jamb; a plurality of tabs perpendicular to the door jamb and adapted to be secured to one or more studs adjacent the door jamb; and an L-shaped connecting portion between each tab and the elongated portion. Each L-shaped portion comprises a first spacer in a plane parallel to the tabs and a second spacer having a depth essentially equivalent to a distance between the mounting surface of the wall studs and a finished wall surface in a fourth plane parallel to the jamb. The reinforcing plate further comprises at least one component for interfacing with a securing element attached to a door mounted in the door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventors: Larry Richmond, Frank Yarrusso
  • Patent number: 7102879
    Abstract: An industrial computer hinge assembly includes a bolt having a head and an extension, a first positioning ring with a first hook, a second positioning ring with a second hook, multiple leaf springs and an assembly device having an extension hole and a first fixing hole defined in a main board casing to correspond to the extension of the bolt and the first hook respectively and a hole and a second fixing hole defined in a screen casing to correspond to the extension and the second hook respectively. After the extension combines with the nut, engagement between the first positioning ring and the second positioning ring provides friction force to support the screen casing relative to the main board casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Steven Lee
  • Patent number: 6967562
    Abstract: A lock system includes a cylindrical door lock having a latching spindle and an opening spindle which are concentrically oriented, and a wireless communication system to transmit signals indicating the relative positions of the latching spindle and the opening spindle. A door lock assembly can include a lock mechanism for placing the lock assembly into an unlocked state or a locked state, an electrically controlled actuator assembly to control the lock mechanism, a transceiver coupled to the actuator assembly, and a communication device to communicate over a two-way wireless network with the electrically controlled actuator. A retrofit actuator assembly adapted to be mounted on an existing lock to control a locking mechanism of the lock, and a two-way communication device to control the retrofit actuator assembly and to receive signals from the retrofit actuator assembly indicating a state of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Royal Thoughts, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond J. Menard, McNeil Bryan
  • Patent number: 6964439
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle device includes a frame equipped on a vehicle door panel and a handgrip mounted on the frame and rotatable about a rotation center portion at one end portion of the handgrip. A second end portion of the handgrip forms an operation portion linked with a door lock mechanism. The handgrip is adapted to be rotated within a predetermined angle around the rotation center portion to operate the door lock mechanism when the operation portion is pulled away from the frame. A restriction mechanism is also provided to restrict chattering and/or dislocation of the handgrip from the frame. The restriction mechanism includes a projection and a groove provided between the frame and the handgrip. The projection is slidable in the groove during rotation of the handgrip and is able to contact a boundary of the groove in the inserting direction of the handgrip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Morihito Nomura, Kouji Ooe, Kouichi Nagata, Atsushi Kamiya, Yoshimasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6925758
    Abstract: A forced entry resistance device (20) is provided for a sash window assembly (10). The assembly has a keeper (28) mounted on a base (25) of an upper sash window (14) and a locking assembly (30) mounted on a top rail (27) of a lower sash window (16). The locking assembly (30) has a movable cam (36) for engaging the keeper (28). The forced entry resistance device (20) comprises a member (20) adapted to be mounted to one of the base (25) and top rail (27) for preventing access to the cam (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventor: Dean Pettit
  • Patent number: 6857672
    Abstract: A reinforcing plate includes a central portion having a centrally disposed longitudinal axis and a plurality of sidewalls. The central portion further includes a substantially rectangular slot for receiving a deadbolt therethrough. The sidewalls include a plurality of holes for receiving fastening members for attachment to a door frame. The plurality of sidewalls extend outwardly and away from the central portion and a door frame, forming a substantially U-shape. In an alternate embodiment, the central portion includes a female portion with an edge portion having a slot formed therein. The central portion further includes a male portion with an edge portion positionable within the slot of the female portion, so that the width of the central portion can be selectively adjusted in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis and to fit a variety of framing studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: John H Drew, II
  • Patent number: 6837527
    Abstract: A dead bolt strike plate assembly includes a steel reinforcement plate and a steel receiving plate including a cylindrical aperture formed therein for receiving a dead bolt therethrough. The receiving plate includes a plurality of holes formed about the cylindrical aperture for receiving conventional wood screws therein and for being secured to a door jamb. The assembly further includes a steel barrel portion with a substantially cylindrical hollow interior integral with the receiving plate for receiving a dead bolt therein. The barrel portion extends perpendicularly and rearwardly from the receiving plate into an opening formed in the door jamb and a supporting wall stud. The barrel portion is secured to the wall stud using a conventional wood screw inserted through an opening disposed at a rear portion of the barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Michael T. Laurenzana
  • Patent number: 6698806
    Abstract: An elongated channel protector has an end wall that precludes axial displacement of the protector along an elongated rail car plug door operating handle in one direction. Angle shaped members extend from the protector laterally for engaging a cover appurtenance on the door for precluding axial displacement of the protector in the opposite direction. A pair of legs depend from the protector side walls and have aligned holes for receiving a bolt seal. Tubular elements surround the holes to protect the seal head and locking body. The seal is seated beneath the handle which is covered by the protector locking the protector to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Transguard Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence N. Brammall, Craig B. Hamilton, Stanley Gilbert