Screw Patents (Class 292/350)
  • Patent number: 10804686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for receiving and supporting busbars as electrical connection elements for a circuit board. The device is arranged in a gap between the circuit board and a housing wall, in contact with the circuit board and with the housing wall, and comprises a housing which receives at least one busbar and which, on a first end, is designed with a supporting element for holding the device on the housing wall. Here, the housing wall is designed with a screw base of a screw connection, and the supporting element is designed in the form of an eyelet such a manner that the supporting element encloses the screw base at least partially, and the circuit board is connected on a front side of the screw base to the housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Bernadette Goebbels, Stephan Werker, Sandra Moravek
  • Patent number: 9027372
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a coupling mechanism connected to a spindle assembly. The coupling mechanism has an outer sleeve having a longitudinal interior opening that extends along a first axis. An operator handle includes a proximal lock core opening, and a distal shaft portion having an axial opening configured to receive the outer sleeve. The distal shaft portion and the outer sleeve are configured to define a through path oriented across the longitudinal interior opening of the outer sleeve. A portion of the through path at the outer sleeve is configured to threadably receive a setscrew to fasten the operator handle to the outer sleeve. A keyed lock core has a tailpiece that is positioned in the longitudinal interior opening of the outer sleeve to obstruct the through path and block access to the setscrew via the through path to prevent unauthorized removal of the operator handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad A. Hickman
  • Patent number: 8966826
    Abstract: The door handle device of a vehicle is provided with: a handle base disposed along the rear surface of a door panel; and an operation handle that is coupled to the handle base. The handle base has hook-shaped pressing portions that ride on a protruding portion provided to the oppossed side edges along the sliding direction of a mounting opening provided to the door panel accompanying a sliding operation along the door panel; a panel-abutting portion that sandwiches the door panel in cooperation with the hook-shaped pressing portions; and an elastic locking piece that restricts the rearwards motion of the handle base by resilient locking to the center of a rear end edge of the mounting opening, and restricts removal of the hook-shaped pressing portions from the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Alpha Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Kudoh, Shinji Ichikawa, Ryuichi Yoshida
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090146439
    Abstract: A handle assembly including a base (3), a resilient member (18), a cup (31) restrained relative to the base, a washer (19) and a handle (1) supported relative to the base (3) and characterized by a first undisplaced disposition relative to the base, the washer and handle connected to be angularly displaceable together from the undisplaced disposition against biasing derived from the resilient member acting simultaneously on the cup and washer, the cup releasable relative to the base to enable the handle, washer and resilient member to be rotated together to a different undisplaced configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: WATTS HARDWARE MANUFACTURING PTY LTD
    Inventors: John Russell Watts, David John Greenbury
  • Publication number: 20090001735
    Abstract: In a device for securing the handle or knob (9) of a door or window, comprising a locking element (18) that is disposed transversely to the axis of the handle or knob (9), a locking spring element (13) is disposed in a base part or a knob shield (1), the locking spring element (13) carries locking lugs (8, 7) that dip into radial openings (2, 6) of the base part or the knob shield (1) the locking element (18) interacts with the locking spring element (13) in such a manner that the locking spring element (13) is deformed when the locking element is displaced transversely to the axis of the handle or knob (9) and locking lugs (8, 7), disposed on the periphery of the locking spring element (13), disengage from or engage with recesses (10) on or in a part of the handle or knob (9) encircling the locking spring element (13) and the base part or the knob shield (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: EVVA-WERK Spezialerzeugung von Zylinder-und Sicherheitsschlossern Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventors: Harald Neumayer, Walter Plank
  • Patent number: 6981726
    Abstract: An auxiliary lock assembly comprises a housing having a hole, wherein a protrusion radially and inwardly provided on the periphery of the hole; a shaft with various cross-sectional area inserted into the hole of the housing; a longitudinal groove formed on the exterior of the shaft; a circumferential groove formed on the exterior of the shaft and communicating with the longitudinal groove to provide engagement with the protrusion on the housing; an axial hole formed in the axial direction of the shaft; a cover having a hole aligned with the hole of the housing for allowing the shaft to pass through; a knob having an axle portion; an axial hole formed in an axial direction in the knob for allowing the shaft to be inserted therein; a threaded hole formed in a transverse direction in the axle portion of the knob; and a fastening screw being able to thread into the threaded hole and secure the shaft and the knob together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Chung Huang
  • Patent number: 6908126
    Abstract: A catch assembly that locks a handle onto the spindle of a lock mechanism has enhanced resistance to attempts to remove the handle by forcibly driving the catch assembly inwards. The catch assembly includes a base mounted on the spindle having a threaded opening that receives a corresponding threaded retaining pin. The pin is moved axially by rotating it. When the pin is rotated to an outward position it engages the handle and the threads act to prevent the pin from being forcibly driven inward by transferring axially applied forces to the base. In the preferred design, the head of the retaining pin is softened and specially shaped to limit the torque that can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Sargent Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Christopher G. Senger
  • Patent number: 6840070
    Abstract: A door lock includes a cylinder with a core installed in a door. A flat finger is connected with the core. A latch is movably provided in a latch hole of the door and the flat finger extends through the latch. An inner cover is provided at an interior surface of the door opposite to the cylinder and has a plurality of sink holes defined therethrough for a plurality of first screws extending through the sink holes and engaged in the threaded holes. An outer cover is provided outside the inner cover to conceal the inner cover. A knob is provided outside the outer cover and has a hollow shaft extending through the outer cover and the inner cover and connected with the finger. Whereby, when the knob is turned, the latch can be extended or retracted to lock/unlock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Huang, Chin-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 6769278
    Abstract: An anti-burglar device of a door locker is disclosed. The locker comprises a rotating button, a rotating shaft body, and an external gear, the rotating shaft body being fixed to the rotating shaft body having one end mounted to the external gear, the other end of the external gear provided with an axle having a spring and a sleeve, and the spring urged between the rotating shaft body and the sleeve, the interior of the sleeve provided with internal gear which is engaged with the external gear, the tail end of the axle mounted to a fixing button so that the sleeve cannot be disengaged, whereby in unlocking or locking the locker, a force is applied to move the sleeve so that the inner gear and the external gear are engaged, and the sleeve is turned to unlock or lock the latch of the locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Wen-Kwei Chang
  • Patent number: 6523871
    Abstract: The invention proposes a motor vehicle opening-leaf handle including a handle including a handle support which is arranged in an interior space of the opening leaf, of the type in which an external element of the handle is equipped with an attachment tang which is engaged transversely inward through an orifice formed in the outer panel, to be secured to the handle support, which handle includes a member for immobilizing the attachment tang, the immobilizing member being mounted so that it can move on the handle support and being maneuvered between an unlocked position and an immobilizing position by a maneuvering mechanism which can be manipulated through an opening made in the edge panel of the opening leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Valeo Securite Habitacle
    Inventor: Luc Josserand
  • Patent number: 6374652
    Abstract: A locking doorknob which recognizes a fingerprint, in which the detecting sensor of a fingerprint is installed on the spot of the doorknob that a thumb or other fingers are placed naturally as the door is being opened. The location of the detecting sensor of the fingerprint can be changed at the discretion of a user to correspond to such a location. During operation, as soon as a user holds the doorknob, his fingerprint is measured and searched, and if the fingerprint corresponds to a fingerprint previously input, the door is unlocked and the doorknob can be turned to open the door. In this way, fingerprint recognition and opening of the door are performed at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Keico, Ltd.
    Inventor: Moon Sung Hwang
  • Patent number: 6354119
    Abstract: A handle and lock which generally includes a base having an index pin, a stop positioned in a circular channel, and an aperture traversing the base. A shaft is rotatably engaged to the base. The shaft includes a nut-shaped platform and an arcuate positioning limiter disposed in the circular working channel. The nut shaped platform preferably includes a threaded bore to receive a fastener used to releasably attach a handle to the shaft. The handle generally includes a head portion having a nut shaped receiving area and an arcuate protruding positioning member for placement within the circular working channel. The nut shaped receiving area preferably covers the platform during rotation of the handle relative to the base. The head portion may also include a lock having a locking barrier connected to a locking cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Austin Hardware, Inc.
    Inventor: Klaus Molzer
  • Patent number: 5921119
    Abstract: A pop-out handle lock assembly having a frangible and easily replaceable handle portion is provided. As with other pop-out handle lock assemblies, the pop-out handle lock assembly of the present invention is used to lock a movable closure member relative to a stationary object such as a vending machine door and a vending machine cabinet, respectively. In operation, the pop-out handle lock assembly of the present invention is received by a housing which is mounted to the movable closure member. The housing, in particular, has a longitudinal slot formed therethrough, and includes a front face portion which abuts the movable closure member and a generally perpendicular rear guide portion which extends into the movable closure member. The pop-out lock assembly of the present invention includes a stem portion and a frangibly attached handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Fort Lock Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Myers, Ratomir Zivovic
  • Patent number: 5787744
    Abstract: A vandal-resistant torque sensitive release mechanism is disclosed for coupling and decoupling an actuating handle to a lock mechanism. The torque sensitive release mechanism is disclosed is in the form of a slip-clutch, with the rotational movement of the slip clutch being limited when excessive force is applied to prevent the actuating handle from moving to a position where it would interfere with the subsequent desired opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Securitech Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Berger, Peter Zoltan
  • Patent number: 5730014
    Abstract: A vandal-resistant torque sensitive release mechanism for coupling an actuating handle to a lock mechanism. The torque sensitive release mechanism: is in the form of a slip-clutch, which utilizes spherical ball connectors in cooperating detents; is connected at one end to the operating handle via threaded engagement; and permits an adjustment of the disengagement force. A conventional type connection is provided at the other end of the slip clutch to allow a mutiplicty of different lock connections for coupling the handle operating to the operating lock mechanisms via the slip clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Securitech Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Berger, Peter Zoltan
  • Patent number: 5725264
    Abstract: A device for attaching to a doorknob and a method for attaching the device to the doorknob, the device comprising a body having two arms and an elongated handle member with a removed end and a near end, a pin extending from the body between the two arms, and fastener means for engaging the surface of the doorknob after the pin has been inserted therein for holding the body to the doorknob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Inventor: Louis B. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 5490700
    Abstract: A tubular lock assembly which is to be located within a suitable thru bore in a door comprising: a pair of rose liner assemblies each including a rose liner, a collar selectively sized to effectively close the thru bore of the door, and means for securing the collar on the rose liner. Means for securing the rose liner assemblies together on either side of the door with the collars effectively closing the door thru bore, the securing means including a screw interconnecting the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Emhart Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 5441318
    Abstract: A lever door lockset 20 includes an exterior subassembly 21 and an interior subassembly 55. Interior subassembly 55 includes a lever 56 positioned on an insert 62 which supports a rose insert 64. A half-round spindle 78 and a round spindle 80 are positioned through a spring biasing arrangement including spring 76 and through a bearing 88 supported by a shield 86 . Shield 86 is assembled with rose insert 64. Exterior subassembly 21 includes a lever 22 which is assembled with an insert 24. A rose insert 32, a spring biasing arrangement including spring 40 and a cover 48 are mounted in assembly on insert 24. A latch assembly 94 including latch bolt 96 is coupled through half-round spindle 78 to levers 22 and 56 for movement of bolt 96 upon movement of the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Emhart Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Ghostley
  • Patent number: 5228798
    Abstract: Two components are telescopically connected to one another. One component has a radial bore provided with a thread and the other component has a groove which drops away axially. A grub screw is screwed into the bore and the conical tip of the grub screw comes into engagement with the at least one of flanks that form the groove in order to either fix the two components relative to one another or to clamp them axially. In one embodiment, the screw is offset from the base of the groove such that the conical tip rolls against one of the flanks to displace to same and effect telescoping movement between the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: HEWI Heinrich Wilke GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Tzanovici
  • Patent number: 4884834
    Abstract: A door and a ceramic handle or knob assembly are disclosed. The ceramic handle has a socket extending from a rear end wall and into the body of the handle. A plastics insert is received in the socket, so that the handle may be secured to the door, either by means of a conventional spindle or by means of a threaded bolt, passing through a hole in the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Celmac Limited
    Inventors: Ozcan Ozagir, Raymond Proffitt
  • Patent number: 4877278
    Abstract: A shaft of a door handle to be installed in a door includes a limited length threaded segment for engaging a commensurately threaded rose to effect penetration and subsequent threaded disengagement therebetween. The threaded disengagement permits relative rotation without axial displacement and axial withdrawal of the shaft is prevented due to interference between the threaded segments. Upon positional locking of the rose with the door and mating of the door handle with a door bolt, the resulting limited relative rotation between the door handle and the rose in combination with the axial displacement limited by the interfering thread segments prevent threaded disengagement and removal of the door handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Inventor: Harold J. Valley
  • Patent number: 4876766
    Abstract: A decorative faucet handle mounting apparatus includes an adapter having a first bore complimentrally shaped to the shape of a faucet stem. A second bore formed coaxially in the adapter cooperates with a fastener to attach the adapter to the faucet stem. A decorative handle has a longitudinal bore extending inward from one end which is engageable over the adapter. A perpendicular bore formed in the handle receives a threaded fastener engageable through the perpendicular bore with the adapter to secure the handle to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Inventor: Richard K. Cohen
  • Patent number: 4773684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a door fitting with at least one door operating unit, such as a doorknob, a door handle or the like, and at least one cover plate to cover the opening provided in a door, a window sash or the like for the door operating unit, in which the cover plate has at least one round opening for the door operating unit. Primarily in order to secure the door handle against being pulled off, but also in order to help secure the door handle against canting, the invention provides that the door operating unit for such a door fitting has a cylindrical circumferential groove in the area going through the opening in the cover plate when installed, and that the cover plate consists of at least two parts with curved recesses having inner shoulders that are adapted to the groove and which can be inserted into same, and that the curved recesses combine to form a circular opening in the cover plate when the pieces are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Normbau, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter Dieckmann, Jacques Chiri
  • Patent number: 4728133
    Abstract: A door handle assembly for rotatably coupling a door handle to a spindle, latching mechanism, and a door. The assembly includes an adapter member connected to the door handle and slidingly receiving the spindle. A rosette associated with the spindle is sandwiched between the door handle and adapter member to provide rotatable coupling between the handle and the door. The assembly permits use of standardized length elements on doors of differing thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Unatech
    Inventor: Harold J. Valley
  • Patent number: 4585210
    Abstract: The valve is particularly designed compatible for use with toxic or highly flammable fluids. It has a hard valve stem tip, such as tungsten carbide which is pushed longitudinally against the valve seat and not rotated into sealing position. The valve is provided with a backseat threaded to the valve body so that if the bonnet or packing nut is very seriously abused by the operator even to the extent of twisting or breaking, the valve will not blow out toxic or flammable fluid. Most of the parts of the valve are made of stainless steel and provisions are made for lubricating the working parts of the valve. Notches in the valve stem and packing nut provide for a safe clean break of these parts in the event they are over stressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Donald L. Adams
  • Patent number: 4471984
    Abstract: Lever handle assembly for a door lock which includes an adapter plate mounted on the door, a spindle extending through said adapter plate from said door, a spindle having an axial bore therein, an adjusting screw, and a lever. The adjusting screw extends through the spindle and is threaded into a bore in a member that is fixed, with respect to the door, in an axial direction toward the adapter plate. The lever is mounted on the spindle and is connected to a connecting portion on the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Morris P. Bellantuono
  • Patent number: 4453753
    Abstract: A door latch mechanism for controllably securing a door, the latch mechanism of the type having a spindle and operating handles, comprises a fusible connecting member rigidly attaching the handle and spindle at room temperature, the fusible connecting member melting at elevated temperatures to permit relative rotation of the handle and spindle. The handle is mounted using a connecting member which is attached to the latch trim using a screwless connection. This is particularly applicable to latches using lever handles in that a positive positioning mechanism holds the handles at their selected positions, regardless of wear and age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Baldwin Hardware Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Fayerman, Elwood Shaffer
  • Patent number: 4448450
    Abstract: A lever-type handle for operating a racking mechanism and providing an interlock for a cabinet enclosing electrical equipment. The handle is comprised of two sections which are linked together by a throughbolt. A cover assembly retaining and enclosing a portion of the handle is provided with an opening oriented so that the bolt is only accessible when the handle is in an "on," or energized, position. By removing the through bolt the handle sections are disengaged so that one portion can be moved to a non-locking position and access gained to the cabinet interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Siemens-Allis, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Kleinecke, Thomas R. Little
  • Patent number: 4405164
    Abstract: A door latch assembly in which thrust roller bearings are placed between the handles and escutcheons and axially loaded to eliminate all axial play of the handles relative to the escutcheons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventors: Christian L. Lint, Robert S. Lint
  • Patent number: 4403800
    Abstract: An assembly for fixedly interconnecting a pair of door handles of the type requiring a specific normal predetermined orientation and for transmitting a turning movement in one direction applied to either of the door handles to a door latch mechanism to release the same comprising an elongated spindle including male threaded end portions for threadingly engaging within the female threaded cavities of the door handles, and male threaded members for threadingly and respectively engaging within the female threaded cavities of the door handles at a predetermined depth therein to specifically set the normal orientation of the door handles so that they are engageable during the turning movement of the spindle with respect to the door handles to effect rigid association by virtue of the threaded connections thereby insuring that the door handles will be normally maintained in a normal predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Inventor: Desmond H. Ward
  • Patent number: 4356739
    Abstract: A handle preferably in the shape of an inverted frusto-pyramid is attached to the extremity of a control rod which is received in a longitudinal bore in the handle. The control rod has a transverse opening in its extremity that can be aligned with a transverse bore in the handle that intersects with the longitudinal bore. A bolt is insertable through the transverse bore and aligned transverse opening. The bolt has a bolthead portion and a threaded end portion. The threaded end of the bolt may be placed in mating engagement with internal threads of a nut to secure the handle to the control rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventors: Warner K. Brown, Robert L. Kirby
  • Patent number: 4319470
    Abstract: A lever type door handle assembly adapted to be mounted on a conventional lock spindle which may or may not include a lock tumbler cylinder. The assembly comprises a handle and three inexpensively made parts which may be assembled on a lock spindle to form a rigid unit without the use of pins or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventor: William P. White
  • Patent number: 4204551
    Abstract: A smoking-pipe, usable as a replacement for a normal gearshift knob in an automobile includes a main body having a cavity, inside which a removable ventilated cartridge used to contain tobacco or other smokable material fits slidingly. A flexible smoke-tube conducts smoke from the base of the cavity to the user's mouth, and a magnetically retained cover conceals the cavity, creating the outward appearance of a custom-made shift control knob. An O-ring and a gasket hold the cartridge in the cavity, prevent noise producing vibration of the cartridge against the walls of the cavity, and provide an air seal around the cartridge to enhance air circulation through the smoking matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1980
    Inventor: Roger A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4019766
    Abstract: A two-element setting member for securing a doorknob to the operating shaft of a doorlock assembly is provided. The setting member comprises a threaded member and a grooved engaging member rotatably mounted on the threaded member. The setting member is threadedly received in a tapped hole located in the doorknob and communicating with the shaft onto which the doorknob is threaded. The engaging member has a forward face which is grooved for engaging with either a flat side surface of the shaft or a corner of the shaft at a number of different angular positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Inventor: Andrew D. Hall