Knob-attaching Devices Patents (Class 292/348)
  • Patent number: 11002044
    Abstract: An example door handle system, includes a handle, an actuation lever, a first spring, and an unlocking lever. The handle includes a first mounting section and a second mounting section. The first mounting section is opposite the second mounting section. The actuation lever is pivotably connected to the first mounting section. The first spring is engaged with the actuation lever and the first mounting section to urge the handle to pivot in a first rotational direction relative to the actuation lever. The unlocking lever is pivotably connected to the second mounting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Roland Och
  • Patent number: 10920450
    Abstract: A locking structure for a cover covering a handle seat may include a cover placed to cover a disk-shaped handle seat mounted on a surface of a door and may include a cover locking mechanism, a handle seat-side locking portion, and a rotation prevention mechanism. The cover locking mechanism may include a plurality of protrusion-shaped cover-side locking portions protruding inward at circumferential intervals at an opening end edge of the cover. The handle seat-side locking portion may include a groove portion and a hooking groove portion to which the cover is hooked when the cover-side locking portion is inserted when the cover placed is rotated. The rotation prevention mechanism may include a biased latch arranged at the groove portion. The latch may have an engagement portion projecting and retracting with respect to a bottom surface of the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsuru Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10550611
    Abstract: A door handle, which can be mounted in movable fashion in or on an automobile, and of an actuation device for the door handle, wherein the door handle has a handle section and two mounting sections arranged in the region of opposite ends of the handle section, wherein the actuation device comprises an actuation lever which, by one end thereof, is pivotably connected to a first of the mounting sections and, by the other end thereof, is mounted on a housing section so as to be pivotable between a rest position and an actuated position, wherein, when the actuation lever is in the rest position, the door handle assumes a closed position, and when the actuation lever is in the actuated position, the door handle assumes an actuated position from which the door handle can be pulled manually into an open position in order to unlock a door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Roland Och
  • Patent number: 10508469
    Abstract: A gasket system for an electromechanical locking device includes an inner gasket for the door facing surface of the device. The peripheral edge of the inner gasket and the peripheral edge of the housing of the device include complementary step features that interact to compress the peripheral edge of the inner gasket to seal the housing and mitigate air and water flow into the locking device. Some embodiments of the device include an “L” shaped front gasket that is compressed between stepped features of two portions of the housing to further mitigate air and water flow. Openings in the gaskets for lock components are circumferentially surrounded by compressible ribs that extend from the surface of the gasket. The compressible ribs are compressed against the surface of the door preventing air and water from migrating through openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Residential Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Wai P. Wong
  • Patent number: 10422162
    Abstract: A door handle with a door-side output shaft and a handle facing away from the door, the output shaft and handle having a common rotational axis and being connected via an electromechanical clutch, may be particularly compact and may have a particularly low energy intake for shifting the clutch by providing the output shaft with a recess on the side facing towards the handle, in which a coupling element is displaceably mounted; by providing the door handle with a receiving area for the coupling element 40 opposite to the recess; and by arranging a linear drive in the handle, the linear drive acting on the coupling element in order to move the coupling element in the axial direction so far out of the recess that the coupling element engages both into the recess as well as into the receiving area in order to close the clutch, and the coupling element is moved out of the receiving area back into the recess in order to open the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Günter Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 9926724
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and corresponding methodology for the attachment of a self-contained module to any mechanical lock having a mating feature to accept it (in either of an OEM application or as a retrofit). The module enables a separate (preexisting) cam locking feature (components) to be associated with an existing mechanical lock by being fitted onto the back of the existing lock and then having the cam locking components attached to the module. In turn, the preexisting cam locking components may be fitted to the module aligned in any one of four positions (up, down, left, and right) on the back of the module for latching in any position in which the associated lock/cam strike may be installed. The cam locking components then function to allow a user to open an associated door or drawer, and when finished, slam it shut without having to rotate the lock back to a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Kamin
  • Patent number: 9853305
    Abstract: A composite membrane and moisture adjustment module using the same is disclosed. The composite membrane includes a moisture-permeable resin layer interposed between porous membranes that constitute a pair; and the mean thickness of the moisture-permeable resin layer is 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Yamakawa, William B. Johnson, Mahesh Murthy, Thomas Berta
  • Patent number: 9834955
    Abstract: An installation body used as an axially fixed and rotatable receptacle for a handle. The handle consist of a circumferential engagement groove in a neck section of the handle that is in contact with the installation body. The installation body is composed of a base body with a passage opening aligned centrally with an axis (D), a guide bushing for the neck section of the handle, whereas the guide bushing is arranged inside the passage opening of the base body and locking mechanism, which fixates the handle inside base body in a releasable manner. The locking mechanism uses locking balls, which are adjustable arranged radially in the direction of the axis inside the guide bushing. The latter is positioner the passage opening of the base body in a direction (A) in an adjustable manner, wherein the guide bushing, or the base body, has a circumferential inclined surface that is acted upon by a pressure spring the direction (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HOPPE AG
    Inventors: Manfred Ludwig, Matthias Kleis
  • Patent number: 9663968
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to locking mechanisms for security cabinets. In one embodiment, the locking mechanisms for security cabinets provide a visual indication of whether the security cabinet is locked or unlocked. The security containers include a handle assembly that is coupled to the locking mechanism. The handle assembly may be positioned in at least three positions corresponding to the security container being locked and latched; being unlocked and latched; and being unlocked and unlatched. Because the handle assembly is positioned in these plurality of positions that correspond to the lock and latch status of the locking mechanism, indication of the lock and latch status of the locking mechanism may be understood by visual inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ALPHA SAFE & VAULT, INC.
    Inventors: Rich Witterstaetter, Nicholas Eugene Henderson
  • Patent number: 9404284
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking device comprising a rotatable shaft coupling (19, 63) provided with a hollow (21, 65) and a shaft arrangement (3, 61) comprising a shaft (25, 71) arranged in the hollow and which connects the shaft and the shaft coupling so that they are jointly rotatable for transmission of at least one rotational movement or rotational force between the shaft and the shaft coupling. The invention also relates to a shaft arrangement (3, 61) shaped to be connected with a locking device comprising a rotatable shaft coupling provided with a hollow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Stendals El AB
    Inventor: Jan Stendal
  • Patent number: 9322191
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grip device (10) for a closure device (80) for a movable part (70), such as a door, lid or the like, of a vehicle, comprising a grip part (20), which is movably mounted relative to the movable part (70), wherein the closure device can be connected to the grip part (20) via a connecting element (14) and the grip part (20) is used to actuate the closure device (80). To this end, according to the invention the grip part (20) is composed of at least two parts, wherein a first part (21) is directly or indirectly mounted on the movable part (70) and a second part (22) is arranged movably on the first part (21), which forms an operating part (22) for operating the grip device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Müller, Andreas Beck
  • Patent number: 9222290
    Abstract: An inside-door-handle device for a vehicle is provided with a base part and a cover. A swinging space is provided between the base part and the cover. The cover has a locking section; the base part has a lock-receiving section. A swing motion of the cover relative to the base part is regulated by the elastic locking between the locking section and the lock-receiving section. If the cover swings relative to the base part due to pushing operation toward the cover, the lock between the locking section and the lock-receiving section is released, and the cover can be separated from the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tanaka, Noriaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9045920
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle device is provided with a handle base, an escutcheon member, and a plurality of connection portions which connect the handle base and the escutcheon member to each other. The plurality of connecting portions include: a first connecting portion including an inclined surface which causes a motion component force toward a frame exterior to be generated in the escutcheon member by a horizontal operating force applied to the escutcheon member, thereby unlocking the first connecting portion; a second connection portion which is unlocked by deforming the escutcheon member using a moveable region in a vicinity of the first connection portion generated by the unlocking in the first connecting portion; and an n-th connection portion which is unlocked by deforming the escutcheon member using the moveable region due to the unlocking in the preceding connection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuji Minemura
  • Patent number: 9022437
    Abstract: A window or door fitting for actuation of a mechanism integrated in a window or a door has a stop body that can be attached to the window or the door, a handle, that is rotatably mounted on the stop body in an axially fixed manner, a polygonal element for the mechanical coupling of the fitting to the mechanism integrated in the window of the door, and a coupling configuration formed between the handle and the polygonal element, with which a torque transference from the handle to the polygonal element can be effected, but can be blocked in the direction from the polygonal element to the handle. The coupling configuration has two driving elements for this, wherein a first diving element is connected to the handle in a rotationally locked manner, while a second driving element accommodates the polygon in a rotationally fixed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hoppe AG
    Inventors: Manfred Ludwig, Reinhold Reitz, Matthias Klels, Anja Knack, Markus Tröger
  • Patent number: 8967686
    Abstract: A fitting arrangement for mounting a handle to a door, the door having a predetermined thickness and an interior lock chamber. A rod interconnects two handles extending through the lock chamber. A washer or cover plate is connected to an adjustment device for adaptation of the position of the washer or cover plate to the predetermined thickness. The fitting arrangement includes an adjustment device having a coupling with a magnet for fixing of the adjustment device on the lock chamber. The adjustment device has an outer part intended for securing on the washer or cover plate and an inner part with the magnet, the outer and the inner parts being adjustably connected to one another by the intermediary of a thread union.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rudhager-Nystrom Design & Innovations AB
    Inventors: Peter Rudhager, Peter Nystrom
  • Patent number: 8960740
    Abstract: A shell assembly includes a first shell having an elastic joint component securely formed on a side face of the first shell, a second shell received in the first shell having a concavity to correspondingly partially receive therein the joint component, such that the first shell and the second shell are separably connected together for a replacement application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chung Huang, Chia-Min Sun, Ju-Lin Yang, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 8939477
    Abstract: A lock assembly that has a locked state and an unlocked state. The lock assembly includes a latch assembly that has a latch and a clutch mechanism. The clutch mechanism includes a first retractor that is movable in response to movement of an interior handle assembly and selectively in response to movement of the exterior handle assembly, and a second retractor that is movable in response to movement of the interior handle assembly and the exterior handle assembly. The first retractor is always engaged with the latch assembly to move the latch between the extended position and the retracted position. The second retractor is selectively disengaged from the latch assembly and is movable relative to the first retractor when the lock assembly is in the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Welsby, Subashchandra G. Rai
  • Patent number: 8904836
    Abstract: A lock system, comprising a stationary member, a hand operated member, and a coupling member, wherein the stationary member and the hand operated member are configured to be operably coupled by the coupling member, and wherein the connection member is configured to remain within the stationary member and to extend into or retract from the hand operated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Scyan Electronics LLC
    Inventor: Yan Guo
  • Patent number: 8857105
    Abstract: Door systems including racking spacers located between the sill and the door that can be removed after installation and methods of installing the door systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Patent number: 8842426
    Abstract: An adjustable buffer and a multi-media storage device module are provided. The module includes a multi-media storage device, multiple adjustable buffers and multiple fasteners. Each buffer including a supporting unit, a body having a second assembling portion pivoted to the first assembling portion and multiple extension units, a cover having an opening and multiple second locking structures and a fixing cap is installed at two opposite sidewalls of the device. The supporting unit has a main portion, a first assembling portion and multiple first locking structures disposed at the body surrounding the first assembling portion. The second locking structures pass through the body to lock the first locking structures and the first assembling portion in the opening contacts the extension units. The cap is assembled to the first assembling portion and presses the second assembling portion. The fasteners pass through the first assembling portion and are screwed into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Tsai Chou
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8789864
    Abstract: The spring box contains a base piece, a front plate, a back plate, a rotational piece, and a torsion spring. The base piece and the front and back plates have aligned through holes. A radial gap is configured on the rim of the base piece. The rotational piece has a curved sliding element along a section of the circumference. The sliding element has a groove, a weight block configured at one end of the sliding element, and a notch at the other end. The rotation piece is placed in the through hole of the base piece. The two ends of the torsion spring are embedded in the gap and the notch. The rotational and base pieces are sandwiched between the front and back plates. Then, by the weight of the weight block and the resilience of the torsion spring, a door handle is restored to its default position after being turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Te-Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20140175814
    Abstract: A security door block is provided for holding a door handle in the locked position. The security door block includes a first arm and a second arm. The first arm is dimensioned to prevent rotation of the door handle. The second arm is spaced between the door handle and the door jam. The security door block serves as a deterrent to intruders to delay their entry to a room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HOLSOPPLE SECURITY SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Darin Holsopple
  • Patent number: 8757686
    Abstract: A hand grip has an arm and a leg. The arm and the leg extend through a door outer panel and are supported by a holder member and a frame member in a freely pivotable manner, respectively. By operating the hand grip in the same direction as when a sliding door is opened, the arm is pivoted relative to the holder member retained at an initial position, so that a full close latch mechanism is unlocked. By operating the hand grip in the same direction as when the sliding door is closed, the leg is pivoted relative to the frame member, while the holder member is pivoted relative to the frame member against urging force of a coil spring, so that a full open latch mechanism is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshihiko Ishida
  • Patent number: 8746760
    Abstract: In a handle-returning device of a cylinder lock assembly, a support base has an inner annular flange and an axial spring-retaining lug. A rotation driver has an inner tubular wall extending into the inner annular flange of the support base, and a spring driving element. A torsion spring is disposed around the inner annular flange and between the support base and the rotation driver, and has a spring leg abutting the spring-retaining lug and the spring driving element. A rotary plate abuts the support base opposite to the rotation driver, and has an engaging part engaging a tongue projecting from the rotation driver. A reinforced structure is thus provided to oppose high torsional stresses produced upon rotation of a lever handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Chen, Kai-Ting Tung, Yu-Ting Huang, Chia-Min Sun, Song-Gen Shyu, Ching-Chuan Kuo
  • Patent number: 8740266
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a suicide prevention door handle and shower handle wherein each is designed to eliminate any area or structure that could be used to hold a belt, piece of clothing or the like as an aid in committing suicide by hanging. In each case, the safety knob comprises a tapered rose member or faceplate along with a cylinder wedge assembly or handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick E. Keller
  • Patent number: 8727401
    Abstract: An inside door handle device includes: a handle base (10) fixed to an inner panel that composes a door interior of an automobile; an opening portion (11) formed of a through hole formed on one side of the handle base (10); an operation recessed portion (12) that has a recessed shape and is arranged adjacent to the opening portion (11) on the other side of the handle base (10); fixation portions (17) formed in the operation recessed portion (12) and fixed to the inner panel; a handle body (20) in which a grip portion (22) located on a tip end side is urged and held onto the operation recessed portion (12) while a base end side is being swingably supported on the opening portion (11) with handle support portions (14a) interposed therebetween; and a support beam (13) protruded on the opening portion (11) and formed into a fixed-fixed beam shape bent into an L-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Alpha Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tanaka, Yutaka Saitoh
  • Patent number: 8720960
    Abstract: A lock device comprising a lock mechanism configured to be mounted on a door, the lock mechanism including a locking member having extended and refracted positions relative to the door for releasably securing the door relative to an adjacent structure, and the lock mechanism including a pivoting member operably connected to the locking member such that pivotal movement of the pivoting member about an axis moves the locking member between the extended and retracted positions, and an assembly including a handle manually pivotable about the axis, and a clutch mechanism connecting the handle to the pivoting member, the clutch mechanism at all times transmitting a torque below a predetermined value from the handle to the pivoting member, and the clutch mechanism at all times allowing the handle to pivot relative to the pivoting member when the torque exceeds the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Subhash Nadgouda, Brian K. Roth
  • Publication number: 20140097626
    Abstract: A connection structure of a door latch and a door handle base, may include a door latch adapter mounted at the door latch, and the door handle base mounted at a door handle, wherein a coupled part formed at the door latch adapter may be insertedly coupled to a coupling groove formed at the door handle base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jae Min Ryu, Hyong Don Kim
  • Patent number: 8690205
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Benitez, Scott G. Morstatt
  • Publication number: 20140020438
    Abstract: A lock system, comprising a stationary member, a hand operated member, and a coupling member, wherein the stationary member and the hand operated member are configured to be operably coupled by the coupling member, and wherein the connection member is configured to remain within the stationary member and to extend into or retract from the hand operated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yan Guo
  • Patent number: 8517435
    Abstract: An espagnolette lock for a door or shutter. An actuating shaft can be rotatably mounted within the interior of a housing and can be coupled with a lock-actuator. The actuating shaft is monolithically formed with a tongue. A securement mechanism is configured for insertion into the housing parallel to the plane of a door panel or of the shutter for fixing the housing in position on the door panel or shutter. The securement mechanism is further configured for being supported against the door panel or shutter. When a mounting of the espagnolette lock is completed, the securement mechanism is configured to engage the actuating shaft to thereby secure and fix the actuating shaft in position in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Friedhelm Runge
  • Patent number: 8469414
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cylindrical lock assembly and the combination of the cylindrical lock assembly and bolt assembly. The lock assembly includes a chassis housing an actuator that is rotatable about an axis xx to move a shuttle relative to the chassis. The shuttle operatively engages the bolt assembly to retract the latch bolt. The lock set also includes outer furniture which is adjustable in its position relative to the shuttle to accommodate doors of a range of thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: John Constantinou
  • Patent number: 8448298
    Abstract: A device for providing a lever attachment to round doorknobs having a flexible cylindrical part that adapts to the majority of doorknobs of different diameters, thicknesses and profiles. During the screw tightening the compressible elastomeric material sandwiched between doorknob and cylindrical part of the attachment increases the interface contact surface to take the shape of the doorknob profile. The elastomeric insert has a high coefficient of friction. It prevents slipping of the attachment after tightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: John Jacob Rothschild
  • Patent number: 8449003
    Abstract: A door expansion adjusting handle and latch set for mounting on a door. It includes a first handle positioned on a first side of a door having a thickness, a shaft having two ends with one end fixedly connected to the first handle, a second handle positioned on a second side of the door and connected to the other end of the shaft by a nut, the nut permitting the second handle and shaft to rotate relative to each other but preventing the second handle from being removed from the shaft, a latch that is operated by rotating the first handle and/or the second handle, and a coil spring that is interposed between the fixing member and the second handle to bias the first handle and the second handle towards or away from each other. If the thickness of the door increases or decrease, the coil spring will permit the second handle to move closer or further from to the fixing member to accommodate the increase in door thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: S.P.E.P. Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: Owen Woodruff Bunker, II, Tam Le
  • Patent number: 8419081
    Abstract: The present utility model discloses a side-hung door or window single latch lock, comprising: a first lock body and a second lock body disposed on an inner side and an outer side of a door or window and sandwiching the door or window in between, the first lock body including a first handle and the second lock body including a second handle, characterized in that the first lock body further comprises a latch assembly linked to the first handle and controlling opening and closing, and an elastic locking and controlling mechanism respectively linked to the first handle and the second handle to transmissively control the opening and closing of the latch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cmech (Guangzhou) Industrial, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gongchun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8360489
    Abstract: A cylindrical lever lock using a lever as a handle for convenient use by even the disabled and the old is disclosed. Since plate shafts, spring holders and spring cage covers constituting the cylindrical lever lock are made of general metal plates, the material cost and the prime cost may be reduced. In addition, the spring holders are connected through double engagements with spring cages and the spring cage covers. Therefore, deformation of parts or drooping of levers may be prevented in spite of an excessive force applied. Furthermore, assembling and disassembling of the parts can be quickly and easily performed by achieving adjustment of intervals of the parts according to thickness of a door using a female screw of an outer attachment plate and a male screw of a boy assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Junghwa Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Soo Cho
  • Patent number: 8360488
    Abstract: An example pull assembly includes a knob that defines an axis and a cover moveable between an installed position adjacent the knob and an uninstalled position further from the knob than the installed position. A magnet holds the cover in the installed position. A cam extends from the cover, the knob, or both. The cam urges the cover from the installed position to the uninstalled position when the cover is rotated relative the knob about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Andrew James Graff
  • Publication number: 20120267907
    Abstract: A fitting arrangement for mounting a handle to a door, the door having a predetermined thickness and an interior lock chamber. A rod interconnects two handles extending through the lock chamber. A washer or cover plate is connected to an adjustment device for adaptation of the position of the washer or cover plate to the predetermined thickness. The fitting arrangement includes an adjustment device having a coupling with a magnet for fixing of the adjustment device on the lock chamber. The adjustment device has an outer part intended for securing on the washer or cover plate and an inner part with the magnet, the outer and the inner parts being adjustably connected to one another by the intermediary of a thread union.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: BESLAGSHUSET AB, URFIC - INDUSTRIA DE FERRAGENS, S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Rudhager, Peter Nystrom
  • Patent number: 8235431
    Abstract: A door furniture mounting assembly (10, 10?) including a relatively smaller rosette (12) with a handle side and a door side. The door side of the rosette (12) includes at least one exterior recess (24) adapted for rotational and axial engagement with at least one inwardly extending protuberance (32) on the door side of a relatively larger rosette sleeve (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Gainsborough Hardware Industries Limited
    Inventor: Geoff Williamson
  • Patent number: 8210581
    Abstract: A door handle assembly for attachment to an escutcheon, the assembly comprising a door handle, wear washer, spindle nut, spindle nut retainer, and shaft retainer. The door handle has a hub, externally threaded for engagement with the internal threads of the spindle nut, with a central hole and axial slots engaging locking tabs of the spindle nut retainer. The wear washer is inserted over the hub between the inside surface of the escutcheon and the spindle nut. The spindle nut is adjusted on the hub until the proper fit and feel is achieved. The spindle nut retainer is placed over the spindle nut to lock it in position, and a shaft retainer is placed over the spindle nut retainer to secure it. The spindle nut provides more contact surface area with the underlying wear washer, reducing cyclic wear, increasing product life, reliability and security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Newfrey, LLC
    Inventor: Randy S. Cramer
  • Patent number: 8182006
    Abstract: A cylinder lock includes an outer rose disc having a middle opening, two locking holes, and an annular lateral rim formed with opposite engagement elements, a reinforcement structure having a first plate section that has a central hole aligned with the middle opening, and two passage holes aligned with the respective locking holes, two second plate sections extending transversely from two opposite ends of the first plate section, and two support sections respectively extending from the second plate sections to the lateral rim to engage the engagement elements. An outer drive tube extends through the middle opening and central hole. The reinforcement structure provides enhanced stiffness and robustness to two securing rods extending through the locking holes and the passage holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Liu, Lan-Kun Don
  • Patent number: 8128137
    Abstract: To provide a supporting structure of a rotating section which offers not only facilitated mounting but also resistance to dropout. There are provided a handle base 1 for rotatably supporting one end side of a handle grip 2, and a lever 3 which has a shaft section 23 rotatably supported by a bearing section 11 of the handle base 1 and which is rotated upon pulling of the handle grip 2. The lever 3 includes a first shaft tip section 27 projecting from the shaft section 23 to a shaft tip side and having a part cut away so as to form a circular face, and a second shaft tip section 28 projecting from the first shaft tip section 27 to a shaft tip side and having a width smaller than that of the first shaft tip section 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: U-Shin Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takaya, Tsuyoshi Muneta
  • Patent number: 8113021
    Abstract: A door lock with an improved structure is disclosed. It has a turning device that includes a positioning base. The positioning base is mounted with a circular spacer with a lock control device therein. A connecting shaft for driving the lock control device is provided with a limiting element that has a protruded stopping part at its end. The lock has a lock core whose one end allows the insertion and turning of a key. Its other end is connected with the connecting shaft and has grooves, so that the stopping part of the limiting element blocks the lock core when the door is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Imperial (Asia) Limited
    Inventor: Miao-Hsueh Tsai
  • Patent number: 8070194
    Abstract: The invention relates to an installing mechanism and its deinstalling tool for a control turning handle (150) of a lock on an actuating rod (17) comprising two assemblies (E1, E2) that interact via a bayonet-type assembly by an axial engagement in the direction of the leaf then a rotation in a circular arc branch, in a second direction opposite the first direction around the axis of the rod, of the second assembly (E2) on the first set (E1), characterized in that each circular arc branch comprises an engagement limit stop upon which an associated stub rests, and a retractable stop for rotationally blocking the associated stub in the circular arc branch. The invention is particularly for use in a hygienic handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cyclope
    Inventor: Richard Houis
  • Patent number: 8052178
    Abstract: Disclosed is a temporary door lock assembly. The assembly is formed from five major components: a rosette; a bolt; a barrel; a locking arm; and an inside plate. These components are lockingly interconnected without any fasteners or the use of any tools to form a door lock. The lock can be temporarily secured within the lock opening and barrel of a door frame during residential or commercial construction to thereby delay the need to install more complicated and expensive permanent locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Templok, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh MacDonald, Carl Christopher Sutherland
  • Patent number: 8042845
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle includes a handle main body, a handle cover assembled to the handle main body by means of a first assembly portion and a second assembly portion, and the second assembly portion including: a first engagement portion having a recessed portion and a protruding portion; and a second engagement portion provided at the other of the handle main body and the handle cover and having a hook portion hooking over the first engagement portion, wherein, the handle cover engages the handle main body by rotating at least either one of the handle cover and the handle main body while the second engagement portion hooks over the first engagement portion in a manner where a top end of the hook portion of the second engagement portion is positioned within the recessed portion of the first engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsurou Tanimoto, Koichi Nagata, Sadayuki Makino
  • Patent number: 8011703
    Abstract: A handle assembly has a handle, a handle spigot to which the handle is attached, a biasing member to bias the handle to a naturally closed position, an operating plate which is rotatable by the handle spigot, a mounting stock, and a housing, the spigot, the biasing member, operating plate and a majority of the mounting stock being positioned within the housing, the mounting stock being securable to the housing to hold all the components within the housing. In this manner, the handle assembly can be made as a “complete” unit with all the internal components being in position and with the handle being rotatably attached relative to the housing. Thus, no separate rose is required. Another advantage is that the unit can be assembled using a substantially concealed fixing arrangement to improve security and also to improve the aesthetic appeal of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Donald John Newman, Robert John Watson
  • Patent number: 7971913
    Abstract: A base member is fixed to a rear surface of a door panel for a vehicle. A grip member is supported on the base member in a tiltable manner. The grip member is arranged on the base member from a front surface of the door panel. A pivot shaft is arranged on the grip member. A shaft supporting member supports the pivot shaft with respect to the base member so that the pivot shaft can pivot relative to the base member. As a result, the grip member is ensurely prevented from becoming loose with respect to the base member in a longitudinal direction of the grip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Sunahara, Tetsurou Tanimoto, Koichi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20110042974
    Abstract: A door locking device has a central body, locking members, and elongated bands with receiving members extending from the central body. The receiving members can be releasably coupled to the locking members, which are shaped to grasp the receiving members, to secure the apparatus to a door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Vianka P. Belyea, Tavinder Phull