Link And Lever Patents (Class 292/36)
  • Patent number: 10815709
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a panel, a removable window and a latch assembly for securing the removable window to the panel. In one embodiment, a removable roof assembly for a motor vehicle includes a removable roof panel, a releasable locking feature that secures the removable roof panel to the motor vehicle, a removable window and a latch assembly. The latch assembly secures the removable window to the removable roof panel. The latch assembly includes a push button actuator to release the latch assembly and remove the removable window from the removable roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald M. Lovasz, David Brian Glickman, Harry Lobo, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 10753440
    Abstract: An actuator release mechanism comprising a longitudinal member, e.g. a piston, which is moveable axially to permit or prevent axial movement of the lock bolt and hence deployment of the actuator. Movement of the piston is due to the force of the lock bolt, under a spring force, on the one hand, and to the position and force of a linkage assembly on the other hand. The linkage assembly comprises a first link fixed, at one end, e.g. by means of a piston lock pin, to the piston and fixed at a pivot point to a second link. The second link is fixed to a rotational drive means, here a rotary solenoid or stepper motor, so as to rotate about a centre of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marek Wit, Rafał Lewandowski, Dawid Lewandowski, Artur Hilgier
  • Patent number: 10655364
    Abstract: A locking system provides multiple lockable latching mechanisms that are collectively operable and lockable from a central actuation mechanism. Each latching mechanism can be positioned and actuated independent of the positioning of others of the latching mechanisms. In particular, the latching mechanisms need not be aligned with one another. The system uses flexible connectors between the central actuation mechanism and the respective latching mechanisms. The flexible connectors can have different respective lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITOL DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J Steinman, Phan Quang Tuyen
  • Patent number: 10472879
    Abstract: A stationary display firearm safe is adapted to be affixed to a stationary structure for safely containing and showing a firearm or a different valuable item. The safe includes a body, an inner cover disposed within the body, and a front cover rotatably coupled to body to provide added security. A magnet is attached to the inner box for holding a firearm in space. The safe also includes a locking system with a lock set reinforcement, a tamper resistant latch rod, a lock set, a latch retainer set and a latch bolt set. The safe also includes a lighting system powered by a battery disposed within a chamber formed between the inner box and the body. The inner box incorporates a set of lips mating with a high impact resistance glass disposed in a frame of the cover when the safe is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Sam Galler
  • Patent number: 10352389
    Abstract: There is provided a dual rack and pinion rotational inerter system for damping movement of a flight control surface of an aircraft having a support structure. The system has a flexible holding structure disposed between the flight control surface and the support structure. The system has a dual rack and pinion assembly held by the flexible holding structure. The system has a first terminal and a second terminal, coupled to the dual rack and pinion assembly. The first terminal is coupled to the flight control surface. The system has a pair of inertia wheels coupled to the flexible holding structure. The system has an axle element inserted through the inertia wheels, the flexible holding structure, and the dual rack and pinion assembly, such that when the flight control surface rotates, the dual rack and pinion rotational inerter system translates and rotates, and movement of the flight control surface is dampened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael T. Fox, Jeffrey M. Roach, Eric A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10337581
    Abstract: An apparatus for damping an actuator includes an inerter. The inerter includes a first terminal and a second terminal movable relative to one another and configured to be mutually exclusively coupled to a support structure and a movable device actuated by an actuator. The inerter further includes a threaded shaft coupled to and movable along the inerter axis with one of the first terminal and the second terminal. The inerter additionally includes a flywheel rotatable in proportion to movement of the threaded shaft in response to axial acceleration of the first terminal relative to the second terminal during actuation of the movable device by the actuator. The inerter reduces actuator-load-oscillatory amplitude at resonance of the actuator and movable device relative to the actuator-load-oscillatory amplitude that would otherwise occur using the same actuator without an inerter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael T. Fox, Jeffrey M. Roach
  • Patent number: 10294702
    Abstract: Skiles Locking System enables automatic actuation of multiple deadbolt type locks instantly through use of remote wireless activator, key, or lock button. (inside of dwelling) This is accomplished through a mechanized assembly completely contained inside door. Attached to door knob shaft located in the center of the door, a rotating disc and wire assembly retracts internal spring loaded deadbolts from bolt sleeves in door frame allowing ingress or egress. When the door shuts, beveled internal spring-loaded bolts move back into door frame, allowing locking of door with multiple deadbolt type locks with remote wireless activator, key, or lock button (inside). No manual sliding of deadbolts needed. The system also incorporates brass “weak-link” locking pins, which attach steel connecting wires to rotating disc. These “weak-links” break upon abnormal pressure when door knob mechanism is compromised by force, permanently locking door in place. The system allows for keyed or electronic keyless entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Brisbin Marvin Skiles
  • Patent number: 10267070
    Abstract: A glove box assembly includes a door, a lock mechanism and a lock release mechanism. The lock mechanism includes a first striker and a second striker carried on the door. The lock mechanism also includes a first latch rod, a second latch rod and a biasing element for biasing the first latch rod and the second latch rod into engagement with the first striker and the second striker. The first latch rod, the second latch rod and the biasing element are located external to the door in order to reduce the size of the door and thereby increase the storage volume of the glove box assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Sic, Adrian Romero Regalado
  • Patent number: 10211609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transportation device of a withdrawable circuit breaker, and more particularly, to a transportation device of a withdrawable circuit breaker capable of simultaneously moving right and left handles of a girder assembly for restricting movement of the transportation device or releasing a restricted state. The transportation device of a circuit breaker includes: a truck assembly on which a body of the circuit breaker is loadable; a body plate of a girder assembly installed on a front surface of the truck assembly; a pair of sliding plates slidably installed in the body plate; and a rotation plate having both sides to which leg portions of the sliding plates are rotatably coupled, respectively, wherein the rotation plate is inserted into a lead screw penetratingly-formed at a central part of the girder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il Hyun Kim, Hong Ik Yang
  • Patent number: 10107347
    Abstract: There is provided a dual rack and pinion rotational inerter system for damping movement of a flight control surface of an aircraft. The system has a flexible holding structure disposed between the flight control surface and a support structure of the aircraft. The system has a dual rack and pinion assembly held by and between the flexible holding structure. The dual rack and pinion assembly has a first rack, a second rack, and a pinion engaged to and between the racks. The system has a first terminal coupled to the first rack and coupled to the flight control surface, via a pivot element, and a second terminal coupled to the second rack, and coupled to the support structure. The system has a pair of inertia wheels adjacent the flexible holding structure. The system has an axle element inserted through the inertial wheels, the flexible holding structure, and the pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael T. Fox, Jeffrey M. Roach, Eric A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10099830
    Abstract: A food storage container comprising a bottom container for storing food, an easy to lift ventilation cover and a locking lid for securing the contents of the food storage container. The locking lid is provided at the top portion thereof with a combination lock. The combination lock having a plurality of wheels and projections being aligned with numbers on the top of the container. The combination lock is provided with a left side lock bolt and a right side lock bolt and engageable locking cases on both sides preventing the food storage container from opening. The food storage container is preferably formed from dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe materials. The combination lock of the present invention can be formed from a metal, glass or plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Shaina Martinez
  • Patent number: 10088006
    Abstract: An apparatus for damping an actuator includes an inerter. The inerter includes a first terminal and a second terminal movable relative to one another along an inerter axis and configured to be mutually exclusively coupled to a support structure and a movable device actuated by an actuator. The inerter further includes a rod coupled to and movable with the first terminal and a threaded shaft coupled to and movable with the second terminal. The inerter further includes a flywheel having a flywheel annulus coupled to one of the rod and the threaded shaft. The flywheel is configured to rotate in proportion to axial acceleration of the rod relative to the threaded shaft in correspondence with actuation of the movable device by the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael T. Fox, Jeffrey M. Roach
  • Patent number: 10081284
    Abstract: A vehicle armrest includes an armrest base having a pivot axle that extends along a pivot axis. The armrest also includes a release mechanism that includes a pair of latch extensions that are supported on the armrest base for relative movement along a latch axis. The latch axis is substantially parallel to the pivot axis. The release mechanism also includes a latch spring that biases the latch extensions apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: XiaoZhong Wu, Xiangbin Hu
  • Patent number: 10065748
    Abstract: A mounting system for an aircraft galley that quickly and easily secures an insert while preserving an air gap between the insert and a work deck upper surface for venting purposes. The platform includes a linkage that can transform from a “Y” shaped configuration to a “T” shaped configuration. When the linkage is in the “Y” shaped configuration, the outer extensions or locking pins do not extend to the side walls of the platform. However, once the insert is properly seated on the platform, the linkage can be transformed from the “Y” configuration to a “T” configuration such that the locking pins extend through the side walls of the platform and through holes in the side walls of the insert. In this manner, the insert can be secured to the platform without screws or other permanent fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Forbes
  • Patent number: 9882358
    Abstract: A transportation device of a withdrawal circuit breaker, including a girder assembly mounted on a front surface of a truck and configured to draw-in or draw-out the truck, a body plate formed in a box type having an opened rear side and coupled to the girder assembly, a pair of sliding plates slidably disposed within the body plate, and a rotational plate rotatably disposed between the sliding plates, wherein the transportation device further includes a stopper protruded at one side of the rotational plate and configured to restrict one of the sliding plates and a connection link having one end rotatably coupled to one end of the rotational plate and another end rotatably coupled to another end of one of the sliding plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sungtae Kim
  • Patent number: 9850691
    Abstract: A lock device is provided with a housing, a rotary member, a pair of link rods provided with a hook part, a spring for the rotary biasing of the rotary member, and an operative member mounted so as to be able to be inserted into the housing. A cam protrusions formed in the rotary member, and a wall part having a cam slope which abuts the cam protrusion is formed in the operative member. The configuration is such that by inserting the operative member, the rotary member resists the biasing force of the spring and rotates, and the hook part of the link rods slides in a position in which it does not engage with the lock part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Hisashi Nakasone
  • Patent number: 9719279
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing adapted to be secured to a window sash. A cam rotatably mounted in the housing has a cam surface and a cam boss disposed opposite the cam surface. A drive disc rotatably mounted proximate the cam has a disc boss and a projection disposed opposite the disc boss. The cam boss and disc boss are selectively engageable when the cam is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Truth Hardware
    Inventors: Edward J. Subliskey, Jimmie W. Worrell
  • Patent number: 9624701
    Abstract: A multi-point lock having an easy to install modular drive mechanism for shootbolts located at the top and bottom edges of a door in which the multi-point locking system is installed that requires only relatively simple door preparation. The shootbolt operating mechanism is installed into a narrow groove cut into a lateral edge of a door which may be cut using relatively simple tools in relatively quick fashion. The shootbolt actuating mechanisms are flat driverails that are made of flat barstock that fit slidably entirely within the narrow groove defined in the lateral edge of the door above and below the mortise pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HOPPE Holding AG
    Inventors: Matt Taylor, Scott Trogner, Dan Mattrisch
  • Patent number: 9546674
    Abstract: The interlocking device for a tray in a supporting structure while enabling the tray to be removed from the supporting structure. The tray can include a device that engages with at least one engaging device in the supporting structure. The tray is inserted into the supporting structure using the guide or other engaging device. When the tray is fully inserted into the supporting structure, the tray can be secured to the supporting structure by the interlocking device. The interlocking device secures the tray to the supporting structure by a locking mechanism that selectively engages a first recess and a handle that selectively engages a second recess in the supporting structure. When the tray is to be removed from the supporting structure, the interlocking device disengages from the first and second recesses and enables the tray to be removed without interference of the tray and the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chi-Fu Chen, Hou-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 9371848
    Abstract: A buckling mechanism includes a first member, a second member and a locking assembly. The first member has a pair of locking-arm guiding portions formed thereon and gradually approaching each other inward from an outside of the first member. The second member has a latching member. The locking assembly has a connection element, a first resilient element, a interfering member and a second resilient element. The connection element has a main body disposed on the first member, and a pair of flexible locking arms. The locking arms are slidably disposed on the first member along the pair of locking-arm guiding portions respectively. The connection element is pushed by the latching member to a locked position from an unlocked position. The pair of locking arms contracts along the two mutually approaching locking-arm guiding portions, and the interfering member blocks the sliding blocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chun Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 9346592
    Abstract: A container includes a sealing system coupled to an interior surface of the container's lid or cover. The sealing system includes a rotatable latch that, when rotated, cooperates with a number of gears to and a cam assembly formed in the lid to actuate a number of arms or links. In one embodiment, some of the arms extend approximately radially from a driven gear and operate to move an engagement member of the sealing assembly into contact with a complementary engagement member coupled to a base portion of the container. This engagement, in turn, compresses a seal or gasket located between the lid portion and the base portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Becklin
  • Patent number: 9273499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking device for restricting or admitting access into an area or space, wherein the locking device comprises a locking mechanism arranged to move at least one locking element between a locked state, and an unlocked state, which locking mechanism is adapted to be connected with and to receive the motion for the movement from an operating mechanism arranged to control and to provide the motion for the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Stendals El AB
    Inventor: Jan Stendal
  • Patent number: 9234384
    Abstract: A powered door for nuclear power plant consists of an embedded steel plate, a door frame welded on the embedded steel plate, a pair of hinge devices, a group of door panels, a group of opening and closing devices and a group of bolt devices; the door panels are fixedly arranged within the door frame through the hinge devices; the opening and closing devices are arranged at the upper ends of the door panels, and the bolt devices are arranged in the internal sides of the door panels. The powered door is fire-proof, explosion-proof and bulletproof, and is safe and long in service life, thus, the powered door can be used for nuclear power engineering which is constructed based on new standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: YIXING CITY WANXIANG FIREPROOF DOORS CO., LTD
    Inventor: JunQiang Cui
  • Patent number: 8960731
    Abstract: A locking system is mounted to a door with three rods extending therefrom. The rods have a locked position extending beyond the periphery of the door and an unlocked position not extending beyond the periphery of the door. Three rod receivers are adapted to receive the three rods in the locked position. A handle rotatably engages cam plates which are operatively engaged with the rods whereby rotation of the handle rotates the cam which moves the rod ends from one position to the other. A locking tab extends forwardly from the lower cam plate into a recess and is engaged by a circular lock while the recess prevents movement of the engaged circular lock. A second locking tab extends forwardly from the rod-locking link and a stationary locking tab is aligned thereto. Both locking tabs are engaged by a padlock preventing movement of the rod-locking link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mobile Mini, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Lemley, Jon Keating
  • Patent number: 8931812
    Abstract: A multi-point sliding door latch intended to fit within standard sized opening in the stile of a sliding door. Preferably the latch has at least two hooks oriented in opposite directions that slide in a generally linear manner between an unlatched and latched position in response to rotation of a pair of actuators located within the latch housing. Preferably, the latch includes reinforcement blocks defining cavities with a portion of the hooks extending into the cavities when the hooks are in the latched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Hauber
  • Publication number: 20140191514
    Abstract: A multipoint mortise lock mechanism for a swinging door, including a central cassette assembly operably coupled to an upper remote locking point assembly and a lower remote locking point assembly by a remote locking linkage. The central cassette assembly includes a housing, a deadbolt mechanism, a latchbolt mechanism, a remote locking point mechanism and an anti-slam mechanism. The anti-slam mechanism includes an anti-slam plunger that when in an extended position engages the remote locking linkage via a boss and a slot and thereby inhibits movement of the remote locking linkage whereby deployment of the remote locking point assemblies is prevented. The deadbolt mechanism includes a deadbolt extendible from the central cassette that is independently operable from the remote locking point mechanism. The deadbolt mechanism further includes an anti-back drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nakanishi, Manabu Shimoji, Douglas A. Nolte, Craig M. Doring
  • Patent number: 8534100
    Abstract: A door lock whose transmission mechanism is controlled by a key. It includes a pivotal part that drives a lock tongue to retract into or extend out of the housing. A vertical bar moves vertically to drive the auxiliary lock ensembles to open or close the lock. The vertical bar uses a horizontally shifting lock chip to control the lock. The lock chip is driven by a key via a lock core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Miao-Hsueh Tsai
  • Patent number: 8479543
    Abstract: A door locking system with an idle handle has a door panel having a front face, a rear face, a hinged side, a free side, an upper side, a lower side, and an electronic lock and a mechanical lock installed in the door panel respectively having a keypad and a keyhole on the front face. The system further has a level toggler, at least one bolt, a chamber defined therein, a handle seat, a handle lever, a latch lever, a linking arm, a swivel pillar, a paddle shifter, an upright toggler, and an handle lever resume spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Zaifu Yang, Zhongwei Cao
  • Patent number: 8469408
    Abstract: A cover mechanism includes a covering whereon a circular hole is formed, and a button installed inside the circular hole. At least one track is formed on the button. The cover mechanism further includes at least one locking component. A first end of the locking component is disposed on the track in a movable manner, and a second end of the locking component is for inserting into a slot of a housing so as to lock the covering on the housing. When the button rotates in a first direction, the track drives the first end to move away from a center of the button so that the second end inserts into the slot. On the other hand, when the button rotates in a second direction, the track drives the first end to move close to the center of the button so that the second end separates from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 8403374
    Abstract: A lock system is provided which is made to facilitate connecting work of a slide pin with a cam member and reduce looseness in the connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Piolax, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Shimizu, Toshihiko Okawara, Tetsu Hirano
  • Patent number: 8375478
    Abstract: A walk-in bathtub has an outward swinging door mounted on a door jam. The door is provided with a latching mechanism that includes an extendible latching pin for receipt within a latch receiver in the door jam. The latching pin has a contoured face for guiding the latching pin into the latch receiver, and for drawing the door close to the door jam to compress a gasket provided between the door and the door jam. A push button lock selectively locks the latching mechanism in the latched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: 5 Star Steam Rooms L.L.C.
    Inventor: Zhi Gang Luo
  • Patent number: 8347665
    Abstract: A self-balancing locking mechanism for actuating a locking pin-bar assembly of a door. The mechanism includes a drive shaft having an axis of rotation mounted to the door, and a cam mounted to the drive shaft. The mechanism also includes one or more actuator plates, each having a proximal end with a radial slot formed therein and installed about the drive shaft, and a distal end coupled to a locking pin-bar assembly that is slidably supported adjacent a perimeter of the door. The mechanism further includes one or more linkage bars, each having a proximal end pivotably coupled to the cam at a radial distance from the axis of rotation, and a distal end pivotably coupled to a mid-span of the actuator plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry D. Rasmussen, Richard C. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8333412
    Abstract: A locker has a latch bar attached to the inside surface of door by projections that extend through respective slots in the bar. The slots are configured to permit the bar to move parallel to the door between an extended position and a retracted position, the extended position being horizontally offset from the retracted position. An actuator plate is positioned between the inside surface of the door and the latch bar and is connected to a handle on the outside surface of the door. The at least one pair of spaced rollers is provided on the actuator plate. A diagonal rib is attached to the latch bar for each pair of rollers. Each diagonal rib is positioned between a respective pair of spaced apart rollers, such that when the handle and actuator plate are moved vertically, each pair of rollers will move along the diagonal rib positioned between that pair of rollers causing the latch bar to move horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Scranton Products Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Hamblin
  • Patent number: 8276527
    Abstract: A corner bolt locking system for a safe or vault is disclosed for use with cam and link locking mechanisms and a generally rectangular door panel frame, having a corner hole through its corner. A reinforcement channel is disposed at the corner and aligned with the corner hole. A corner bolt link arm is pivotably attached to a rotatable pin cam plate, and a corner bolt is pivotably attached to the corner bolt link arm and positioned through the reinforcement channel and the corner hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Prosteel Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Stepp
  • Patent number: 8267442
    Abstract: An outer operational device includes a cover mounted to a side of a door. An actuating member is mounted in the cover and includes an end engaged with a handle to rotate therewith. A driving member is pivotably received in the cover and includes a wing. A link includes an upper end pivotably coupled with the wing and a lower end pivotably coupled with an end of the actuating member. A driving rod is coupled with the driving member and operably connected to a latch of a lock mounted in the door, so that rotation of the handle causes retraction of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: I-Tek Metal Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Jen Tien, Chen-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 8177264
    Abstract: An article storing structure for a small boat capable of easily carrying out the opening operation of a lid without spending time and effort and capable of easily taking luggage in and out. The article storing structure includes an article storing box for storing luggage in the hull and a lid covering an opening of the article storing box from above. The article storing structure includes left and right hinges provided at the left and right sides of the lid, respectively, for supporting the lid so as to be freely opened and closed and left and right lock members provided at the left and right sides of the lid, respectively, and capable of releasing the left and right hinges in the engaged condition, respectively. By releasing one of the left and right hinges in the engaged condition by the lock member, the lid can be opened and closed laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwakami
  • Patent number: 8162358
    Abstract: A lock device includes a casing formed in a housing for rotatably receiving a rotary member which has an actuating finger and which is coupled to a handle with a driving shank, and a spring biasing device attached to the housing and engaged with the actuating finger of the rotary member for biasing the handle back to an original position and for biasing the actuating finger of the rotary member back to an original position when the handle is released, the spring biasing device is locked to the housing with a fastener to disengage the follower from the actuating finger of the rotary member when a spring biasing member is engaged between the handle and the housing to bias the handle back to an original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Thase Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching Tien Lin
  • Patent number: 7997630
    Abstract: A locking system is mounted to a door with three rods extending therefrom. The rods have a locked position extending beyond the periphery of the door and an unlocked position not extending beyond the periphery of the door. Three rod receivers are adapted to receive the three rods in the locked position. A handle rotatably engages cam plates which are operatively engaged with the rods whereby rotation of the handle rotates the cam which moves the rod ends from one position to the other. A locking tab extends forwardly from the lower cam plate into a recess and is engaged by a circular lock while the recess prevents movement of the engaged circular lock. A second locking tab extends forwardly from the rod-locking link and a stationary locking tab is aligned thereto. Both locking tabs are engaged by a padlock preventing movement of the rod-locking link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Mobile Mini, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Lemley, Jon Keating
  • Patent number: 7976077
    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: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Flory, Jason L. Annes, Dean Pettit
  • Patent number: 7946080
    Abstract: A passive lock assembly is suitable for use with a door mounted to a door frame. The passive lock assembly includes a housing, a bolt, an actuator, and a stop member. The housing is mounted on the door. The bolt extends from the housing and is moveable between an extended position and a retracted position. The actuator is supported by the housing and is operably connected to the bolt. Additionally, the actuator is moveable to move the bolt between the extended position and the retracted position. The stop member is pivotably connected to the housing and pivotable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the stop member engages an engagement surface of the actuator to obstruct movement of the actuator and prevent movement of the bolt to the retracted position, and in the second position, the stop member does not obstruct movement of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Todd Ellerton, Markus E. Muller, Christopher C. Rindels
  • Publication number: 20110012371
    Abstract: A locker has a latch bar attached to the inside surface of door by projections that extend through respective slots in the bar. The slots are configured to permit the bar to move parallel to the door between an extended position and a retracted position, the extended position being horizontally offset from the retracted position. An actuator plate is positioned between the inside surface of the door and the latch bar and is connected to a handle on the outside surface of the door. The at least one pair of spaced rollers is provided on the actuator plate. A diagonal rib is attached to the latch bar for each pair of rollers. Each diagonal rib is positioned between a respective pair of spaced apart rollers, such that when the handle and actuator plate are moved vertically, each pair of rollers will move along the diagonal rib positioned between that pair of rollers causing the latch bar to move horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Scranton Products Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Hamblin
  • Patent number: 7856857
    Abstract: A door lock of key-driven transmission structure which is comprised of a case, a swing arm, a first link bar and a second link bar, whereof the first and second link bars and a lock-bolt structure on the case can be driven by the swing arm to open or close lock. A first transmission piece is driven when the lock-bolt structure is actuated, and an actuator is driven by the first transmission piece to further drive the two top and bottom pull rods which further drive the two top and bottom lock-bolts to extend outward for locking, thereby to reach a combining action between the lock-bolt structure as well as the top and bottom lock-bolts. The lock-bolt structure is further through linking with a labor saving component installed on the second link bar to achieve the labor saving and easy operation effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Imperial Hardware Taiwan, Ltd.
    Inventor: Miao-Hsueh Tsai
  • Patent number: 7823425
    Abstract: A latch assembly for preventing access into a door or drawer is provided. The latch assembly includes a housing configured to mount on a door or drawer, and at least one dog is slidably mounted in the housing for movement between a locked position and an unlocked position. The latch assembly include actuators operatively connected to the dog for moving the dog to the unlocked position. A key is insertable into a key slot on a side of the housing to move the actuators. The latch assembly may be used in combination with a catch assembly configured to mount on a door or drawer frame. The catch assembly is constructed to engage at least a portion of the dog in the locked position. The catch assembly may include a spring to move the latch assembly relative to the catch assembly such that the door or drawer may open slightly while in the locked position enabling a key to be inserted into the key slot to move the dog to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Elbee Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: David W. Crossley
  • Publication number: 20100263418
    Abstract: Several new components are provided for a mortise lock. First, a non-handed clutching assembly, including a pair of spindle hubs rotatable within a pair of outer hubs, is provided for a mortise lock. Second, a spindle-mounted lock-handing selector—which can be removed from one side of the lockset body while the lockset body is installed in the mortise of a door—is provided to set the handing of the clutching assembly. Third, an escapement mechanism is provided for a reciprocating-slide-based clutch-actuator assembly, enabling the slides to move into a position biasing a locker-carrying lever toward a hub-coupling position, even if the outer and spindle hubs are misaligned. Fourth, a guardbolt-actuated blocking assembly for a lockset is provided to block movement of the stop works or clutch works when the door is closed and the outside door handle is disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Charles W. Moon
  • Patent number: 7722094
    Abstract: A door locking device including: a door being mounted to an object to be capable of opening and closing a storage space of the object; a door handle being provided on a external surface of the door; a rotating bracket being mounted inside of the door to combine with a shaft of the door handle and thereby rotate together with the shaft; a rotating latch being provided between the door and the rotating bracket to rotate with the door handle, and detachably coupled with the rotating bracket along an axial direction of the shaft; a lock assembly being provided inside of the door to selectively restrain a rotation of the rotating latch; and a locking pin member being provided inside of the door to interoperate with the rotating latch, and selectively bind the door to the object according to a rotation manipulation of the door handle is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventor: Youn Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 7708322
    Abstract: An actuator for use in fenestration systems having a swinging sash or door is characterized by the use of a linear member running continuously from an actuating assembly to a locking pin assembly. The linear member can be a flexible linear member, allowing it to convey motion to the locking pin assembly around corners. The locking pin assembly has a moveable locking pin with an actuator and an extension that can engage a keeper. The linear member has multiple actuator engagement sites along its length where the actuator of the locking pin can engage the linear member. The linear member can then be used to move the locking pin with respect to the locking pin assembly so that the extension can engage or disengage a keeper. The locking pin assembly can be mounted on a fenestration frame and the keeper opposingly mounted on a window or door mounted in the fenestration frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Caldwell Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: E. Erik Timothy, Peter Minter
  • Patent number: 7524002
    Abstract: A storage cabinet assembly for use in storing firearms or the like includes a cabinet with a recessed bifold door arrangement, to facilitate access to items contained within the cabinet assembly. The door arrangement includes a single-point locking system, which provides a secure arrangement for maintaining the doors in a closed position while providing ease in opening and closing the doors. Various support and storage modules or components are adapted to be contained within the interior of the cabinet, including stock rests for positioning in the bottom of the cabinet interior, as well as barrel rests and pistol supports that are secured to amounting member which may be adjustably positioned within the storage cabinet interior. A bin or shelf arrangement may also be positioned within the storage cabinet interior. The various support and storage modules or components may be used in various combinations, and may be moved to various positions within the storage cabinet interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: William H Punzel, Jane E Glass, Andrew J. Kolman, Steven S. Dingle, James C. Muth
  • Patent number: 7513539
    Abstract: A lock member that pivotally engages a slide bolt movement member connected to a slide bolt of a locking astragal and that is moveable between locked and unlocked positions includes a user engagement portion and a lock portion. The user engagement portion is substantially flat and adapted to be flush with an outer surface portion of the slide bolt movement member when the lock member is in the locked position and the unlocked position. The lock portion is positioned opposite the user engagement portion, and has an unlocked side that is substantially flat and a locked side having an arcuate shape. The arcuate shaped lock side is positioned adjacent an interior portion of the slide bolt movement member when the lock member is in the locked position, and the substantially flat unlocked side is positioned adjacent the interior portion of the slide bolt movement member when the lock member is in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Brian Phipps
  • Publication number: 20090079202
    Abstract: An integrated lock and tilt-latch mechanism for a sliding window combines ease of installation and adjustment with simplicity of use at a low cost. The mechanism includes an actuator assembly operably connected by a flexible linking member to at least one tilt-latch mechanism adapted for mounting in a window sash. The tilt-latch mechanism includes a housing and a plunger having a latch-bolt portion retractable within the housing. A plunger-latch member automatically latches the plunger in a retracted position to enable tilting of the sash. The tilt-latch may include a locking member, adjustable from outside the housing of the tilt-latch, to lock the flexible linking member to the plunger, thereby operably coupling the actuator mechanism with the tilt-latch. The actuator assembly also includes a control lever that rotates a sweep cam and a selectively rotates a spool, thereby locking or unlocking the sliding window or actuating the tilt-latch mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Glen Wolf
  • Patent number: 7497103
    Abstract: A latch has a pair of oppositely acting latch bolts slidable on a housing that are engageable with latching formations on a strike. The housing has a pair of substantially parallel posts configured to shield portions of the latch bolts during insertion into and withdrawal from openings defined by the strike. A plug is turnable on the housing to slide the latch bolts toward and away from each other between latched and unlatched positions. In lockable embodiments of the latch, the plug may be provided with a keyway into which a key can be inserted and turned to move the latch bolts; and, in some embodiments, the latch bolts are retained in their latched positions when the key is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Michael O. Misner