Window Fasteners Patents (Class 292/DIG20)
  • Patent number: 6142541
    Abstract: A check rail lock securable to the top rail of one window sash of a double hung window, including a housing, a cam pivotable about a first axis within the housing between an open position and a locking position, a pin extending from the bottom of the cam, and a guard member disposed substantially beneath the cam and pivotable about a second axis within the housing, the guard member having a slot receiving the pin for moving between a guarding position and a retracted position responsive to pivoting of the cam between the locking position and the open position. The cam in the locking position includes a portion extending from the housing and adapted to cooperate with a keeper secured to the other window sash to lock the one window sash in a closed position relative to the other window sash. The guard member extends from the housing to substantially overlap with the cam extending portion in the guarding position and the guard member is substantially entirely retracted into the housing in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Rotondi
  • Patent number: 6139071
    Abstract: A double-hung window construction includes a window jamb and a pair of sashes slidably movable within the window jamb. A pivot member pivotally connects each sash to the window jamb such that the sash can tilt relative to the window jamb around the pivot member. A combined locking and tilting mechanism is attached to each sash. The mechanism is movable between a locked position preventing sliding or tilting of the window, an operative position permitting sliding of the sash and preventing tilting of the sash, and a tilting position which allows the tilting movement of the sash. Each locking and tilting mechanism is independent of the operation of the remaining locking and tilting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Inventor: James P. Hopper
  • Patent number: 6139074
    Abstract: A window locking system which prevents unintended opening of a window. The window locking system includes a base element which is attachable to a window and which forms a slot. Disposed within the slot is a latching member pivotally connected to the base element. The latching member includes a handle element and an oppositely disposed latching finger extending from opposite faces of the base element. A locking key which is rotatable between a locking position and an unlocking position is connected to the base element. The locking key prevents the latching member from pivoting from a closed position to an open position when oriented in its locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Triodyne Wangler Construction Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph L. Barnett, William Anthony Wangler
  • Patent number: 6135511
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for engaging locking elements to secure and lock a window sash to a window frame. A force transmitting device may be included with a guide forming a channel for an elongated tape transmits a horizontal movement provided by an operator mechanism into a vertical movement at a locking mechanism. The operator mechanism may include a removable bezel and a removable handle to facilitate access to the operator mechanism. A lockbar retainer of a compact construction guides a lockbar that actuates the locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Smith, William R. Kuersten, Scott J. Rote, William M. Martz
  • Patent number: 6109668
    Abstract: A locking mechanism used to secure any number of window sashes closed against a window frame includes one or more keepers mounted to the window sash, and a tie bar having thereon a corresponding number of rollers, and an actuator assembly mounted to the window frame. The actuator assembly is configured to reciprocally move the tie bar and includes a housing and a handle lever and actuator arm pivotally mounted to the housing. A camming pin is coupled to the handle lever so that the rotation of the handle lever rotates the camming pin along an arc of a circle centered on the handle pivot. The pin extends into a slot formed in the actuator arm remote from an end coupled to the tie bar. As the camming pin moves along its arcuate path, its engagement with the slot urges the actuator arm in pivotal movement which in turn moves the tie bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Giuseppe Demarco
  • Patent number: 6099049
    Abstract: A quick, easy and reliable release for window guards from the inside so that windows are not eliminated as an escape route from the inside when window guards must be removed on an expedited basis, which quick releasable mounting is effective for use with at least one of wood, metal, concrete and brick stud walls. Likewise, a process for the quick release of those guards found around windows in the event of an emergency, when the only available route out of the building may be the window is taught by use of construction including, in combination, an elongated cylindrical casing, a threaded flange, a resilient cap, a retractable flat locking member, a conical tail key, a flat bracket connector, a pair of springs, and a mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: George Yin-Shih Peng
  • Patent number: 5997053
    Abstract: A latching apparatus controls the motion of a first member relative to a second member. The first member is reciprocally moveable relative to the second member in forward and reverse directions along the line of motion. The second member carries a latch which is movable within a plane parallel to the line of motion. The latch has a first pawl and a second pawl. The second member carries a pivot for carrying the latch so that the latch is rotatable relative to the second member about the pivot which is orthogonal to the line of motion. The latch is shiftable between first and second positions relative to the pivot. The first member bears a plurality of engagement features linearly arrayed along the line of motion. Each engagement feature has a generally forward facing first face and a generally rearward facing second face. When the latch is in the first position, it is biased for its first pawl to engage the engagement features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Daniel Marquez
  • Patent number: 5992907
    Abstract: A position control mechanism for a double/single-hung window, including retractable plungers mountable on opposite sides of a window sash and received in a track on the frame to support the window sash for movement. An elongated member is secured at opposite ends to the plungers. A tilt latch actuator is mountable to the window sash between the plungers for pivoting about an axis, and includes a shaft with an opening therein oriented substantially radially relative to the axis and receiving the elongated member when secured to the first window sash. The ends of the shaft opening are substantially equal radial distances from the axis, and the elongated member is substantially linearly oriented when secured to the plungers with the plungers received in the one track. Guide openings defined by a bushing concentric with the axis are spaced from the shaft at substantially equal distances on opposite radial sides of the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Cynthia L. Sheldon, Stephen O. Myers, Robbin J. Delaske, Joseph P. Landherr
  • Patent number: 5927767
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for progressively engaging a plurality of strikes with a corresponding plurality of receivers to secure and lock a window sash to a window frame. A force transmitting device may be included with a guide forming a channel for an elongated tape transmits a horizontal movement provided by an operator mechanism into a vertical movement at a locking mechanism. The operator mechanism may include a removable bezel and a removable handle to facilitate access to the operator mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Smith, William R. Kuersten, Scott J. Rote, William M. Martz
  • Patent number: 5887915
    Abstract: A rod-type closure for locking switch cabinet doors or like doors or flaps comprises a flat strip rod which is arranged so as to be guided parallel to a door edge, arranged in a bevel space, and having at least one locking part arranged thereon. The closure further comprises a closure element arranged on a door frame for receiving the locking part such that it locks. It further includes an actuating device for longitudinal displacement of the flat strip rod between an opening position and a locking position. The flat strip rod forming the locking part is offset out of its longitudinal plane along at least a part of its longitudinal extension thereby forming an offset portion. The flat strip profile in or adjacent to the offset portion, together with one of its offset or non-offset narrow edges forming a locking surface over which is engaged a hook part of the closure element arranged parallel to the plane of the flat strip rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 5813710
    Abstract: A lock for securing a window sash against a window frame, including a housing mountable on a face of the window frame, and a handle extending generally longitudinally between first and second ends and pivotable in the housing about an axis disposed substantially halfway between the handle ends and oriented substantially transverse to the handle longitudinal direction. The handle includes a pivot at each handle end, and a pivot link is pivotably securable on one end to a window locking mechanism and pivotably securable on its other end to a selected one of the handle pivots. The housing has a substantially planar first face which is substantially the entire surface of the handle visible in the housing opening when the handle is in the first position and is substantially co-planar with the housing first face when the handle is in the first position. A slide is selectively movable into a recess in one of the handle ends to block pivoting of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Todd A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5791700
    Abstract: A locking system for a window sash comprises a lock handle assembly, reciprocating rod members connected to the lock handle assembly, and rotatable cam assemblies connected to the rod members. Each cam assembly has a cam element which upon reciprocation of its respective rod element moves into and out of a cam keeper which is mounted on an adjacent window sash. Each rod member has a rod tip which moves into and out of a channel provided in the window frame. In a first operation of the lock handle assembly, the rod members are reciprocated inwardly to rotate the cam elements out of their respective cam keeper and to move the rod tips partially out of the frame channels which allows the window sash to be moved vertically within the channels. A further operation of the lock handle assembly moves the rod tips entirely out of the channels to allow the window sash to be tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Winchester Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander J. Biro
  • Patent number: 5741031
    Abstract: A window lock actuator including a link assembly rotatably mounted on the window jamb, the link assembly operably securable to control movement of a cam into and out of engagement with a keeper for locking a sash to a window jamb. A handle is detachably secured to the link assembly for rotation therewith, and has two legs cradling the link assembly when the handle is secured thereto. Two tabs on the link assembly and two recesses on opposite inner surfaces of the legs engage when the handle is secured to the link assembly. An escutcheon has a spring secured on one side, which spring is biased outwardly against one side of a jamb cavity to frictionally secure the escutcheon in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard P. Bauman, Eric P. Heim, Peter E. Braun, Joseph P. Landherr
  • Patent number: 5730477
    Abstract: A connecting-rod guide bracket for windows, doors or the like, having parallel guide plates (14, 15) spaced apart from each other, between which there is a spacer member (17) for passage through a slot (18) in the connecting rod (12), at least one of the two guide plates (14, 15) forming a stop surface (26) which can be fixed by fastening means. In order to produce in simple manner the compound engagement between connecting-rod guide bracket and connecting rod, a plug-type connection is provided between the two guide plates (14, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Carl Fuhr & Co.
    Inventor: Siegfried Nagy
  • Patent number: 5725260
    Abstract: A locking arrangement comprises a movable control member at the wing and a stationary counter-member at the frame. The control member is arranged at a connecting rod and is displaceable longitudinally along with the latter by means of a handle. In this way, the locking arrangement is displaced between a closing position and a releasing position. In order to achieve a trouble-free arrangement with a reliable closing position, at least one lever with a hook opening is provided in the counter-member which cooperates with the control member as a hook lever. This hook lever is swivelable transversely to the displacement direction of the control member. In the closing position, the hook lever is swiveled toward the control member until a hook opening receives the control member and its outer hook leg engages in front of the control member. In the releasing position, the hook lever is swiveled away from the control member and its outer hook leg is situated outside of the displacement direction of the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Wilhelm Weidtmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Eikmeier, Dietger Frick, Werner Riedel
  • Patent number: 5683124
    Abstract: A latching device (5) including a housing (7) with a latching member (15) connected through track followers (16,17) to a track (10,11,12,13,14) in the housing (7). A lever (6) pivotally connected to the housing (7) has a track follower (20) engaged in a track (21) in the latching member (15). A lug (18) on the latching member (15) is disposed adjacent an opening in the housing (7) dimensioned to receive a latch lug (4). Pivotal movement of lever (6) causes movement of follower (2) in the track (21) with resultant planar movement of the latching member (15) as the track followers (16,17) traverse the track (10,11,12,13,14) the shape of which also produces movement of the lug (18) between extended and retracted positions relative to said housing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Ladislav Stephan Karpisek
  • Patent number: 5662363
    Abstract: Windows are provided including a latch member which is pivotably mounted to one of the support structures of the window. The latch member includes a body portion including first and second transverse ends. At one end is located a projecting portion which extends laterally from the body portion. This projecting portion includes a first contact surface which slides against a descending panel of the window when the panel is lowered into a closed position. This sliding action rotates the latch member away from the path of the lowering panel. Upon closing the panel, the latch member is then rotated substantially by gravitational force to a latching position along the panel to secure it in a closed position. This invention is particularly adapted to bug and security screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Chandrahas O. Gandhi
  • Patent number: 5653485
    Abstract: An improved single actuation casement and awning window securing mechanism comprising two cams and a linking arm held in tension upon closing. The cams operate in unison in a clamshell fashion, such that closing and opening of the single actuation sash lock is accomplished in an easy and secure manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: Frank W. Campbell
  • Patent number: 5620213
    Abstract: A lock for a window includes a lock body mountable on the window frame having a base plate and a raised portion standing upwardly from the base plate. The raised portion is a hollow interior within which a lock handle projects and on which is mounted the lock handle for pivotal action about a pin transverse to the raised portion. The raised portion defines a substantially rectangular flat upper surface parallel to the base plate. The handle portion includes a flat plate acting as a cover for the rectangular upper surface together with a manually graspable arch shaped element projecting beyond the end of the plate portion. Within a recess underneath the arch shaped portion is provided a trigger latch engageable with a web across the hollow interior of the raised portion for latching the handle in a lowered lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Inventor: Frederick G. Ellis
  • Patent number: 5584514
    Abstract: A window guard locking device (34) comprises a flange member (36) having a keyhole (42) therethrough, a member (40) having a central cavity (50), an intermediate member (38) having an opening (46) disposed between the flange member (36) and the member (40) with the axis of the keyhole, the opening and the central cavity being coincident, and at least one projection (48) extending inwardly from a wall of the opening (46) adjacent the keyhole (42) with a surface of the projection (48) being aligned with a respective wall of the keyhole (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Lawrence L. Mascotte
  • Patent number: 5573050
    Abstract: A roll-up closure for closing/opening a vertical opening such as a window or door, includes vertically spaced, horizontal slats, the ends of the slats being slidable in vertical guide channels. The lowermost slat carries a catch which is biased outwardly to a position preventing the closure from being raised. The catch can be released to permit raising of the closure, by means of a cable, a manually actuable member, or a mechanically actuable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Johann Henkenjohann
  • Patent number: 5552768
    Abstract: A portable sliding window lock consists of a molded resilient triangular block having a suction cup securely fastened to its base. The suction cup is fastened to the base so that a jamming tapered tip on the triangular block is angled slightly toward the mounting surface. The portable sliding window lock is mounted on the vertical surface of a flat window pane adjacent the frame of a sliding window to intercept and jam the window frame with the sliding window partially open. This prevents forcing the partially open window any further open to gain access to an area. An optional feature includes an audible alarm mounted on the resilient triangular block which is set-off by a switch activated by force applied to a sliding glass window engaging the resilient triangular block. The audible alarm is activated by a contact switch, motion sensing switch or pressure switch embedded in the molded resilient triangular block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventors: Andrew Mikiel, Karen Usevitch
  • Patent number: 5505505
    Abstract: A device for securing a closure. An illustrated latching device is for releasably securing a closure such as a window. The device includes a base for mounting, typically to a pivotally mounted window frame. The base has an upstanding hollow threaded shaft. There is a handle having a downwardly depending threaded cylinder the threads mating with the threads of the shaft to permit rotation of the handle between lower and upper positions. The handle includes an abutment for abutting a surrounding window frame to preclude relative movement of the pivotal frame when the handle is in the lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: VanGuard Plastics (1971) Ltd.
    Inventor: James S. Follows
  • Patent number: 5489131
    Abstract: A lock for grasping a keeper to lock a window sash and window frame together including a base housing with a longitudinal opening therethrough and defines a pivot axis positioned between the ends of the opening, and a locking handle secured to the housing for pivoting about the pivot axis and including a handle portion extending from the one side of the housing opening and a grasping portion extending from the other side of the housing opening. The housing has a first shoulder facing one side of the housing opening and extending about the opening associated with one end and a second shoulder facing the other side of the opening and extending about the opening associated with the other end. A first handle shoulder abuts against the first housing shoulder when the locking handle is in a locking position, and a second handle shoulder is disposed adjacent to and overlapping with the second housing shoulder when the locking handle is in a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Marcia K. Blom
  • Patent number: 5412960
    Abstract: A lock structure for use on an enclosure having first and second sections which are assembled and disassembled by a relative rectilinear telescopic sliding engagement including a first channel having a first web and a first pair of legs secured to the first section, a latch pivotally mounted on the first channel and being biased by a spring to a locking position, a second channel having a second web and a second pair of legs secured to the second section so that the first pair of legs fit between the second pair of legs when the first and second sections are being moved into assembled relationship, and an end on one of the second legs for functioning as a keeper for the latch when the first and second sections are in fully assembled relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Diversified Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. James, Garrick D. James
  • Patent number: 5398447
    Abstract: A centrally located window release retractor handle for a tilt-in window is presented. The handle readily attaches to an existing tilt-in window top sash. Attached to the handle is a retractor wheel. Attached to the retractor wheel are left and right retractor cables which are in turn attached to the left and right window release retractors. As the handle and wheel are rotated, the retractor cables are tensioned and draw the window release retractors inwardly. This action allows the tilt-in window to release at the top. The window may then be tilted inwardly by use of the handle leaving the user's other hand free to clean the window. The device is suitable to be mounted on the top of existing tilt-in windows although it may also be manufactured as a complete unit with the handle and retractor cables completely inside the top sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: Allen D. Morse
  • Patent number: 5090750
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for windows having upper and lower sashes slidably disposed in a window frame. In the locked position of the mechanism, locking bolts mounted on the transverse rail of one sash engage a sidewall of a guide groove in the window frame, thereby forcing that sash towards the other sash to effect a better seal between the sashes. Optionally, at least one sash clamp mounted on a transverse rail of one sash is adapted to engage a cooperating receiving element affixed to the adjacent transverse rail of the other sash. In the unlocked position of the mechanism, the sash clamp disengages the receiving element, and the locking bolts release contact with the sidewall of the guide groove while still remaining within the groove. The locking mechanism also has a release position in which the locking bolts are retracted from the guide groove to permit the sash to be moved transversely for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Fixfabriken AB
    Inventor: Per-Olof Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 5042855
    Abstract: A latch for slidable window panels of a vehicle. The latch includes a rotatable handle carried by one window panel and a cam part carried by the other window panel. The handle engages the cam part as the handle is rotated to draw the slidable window panels together. The handle defines a narrowing channel which engages the cam part as the window handle is rotated from an open position to a locked position. The narrowing channel, formed by a thickening outer side wall of the handle, draws the cam and its connected window toward the handle. Detents are provided to impart a positive snap feel to the handle when rotated into either its opened or closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Excel Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Bennett, Raymond S. Butler, Todd E. Cripe
  • Patent number: 4997218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a positively locking latch or latch/hinge mechanism for use in pplications requiring quick connections and disconnections. The mechanism is comprised of a flange, a pin and base from which a plurality of plate extensions perpendicularly extend. The flange is dimensioned to fit snugly between two of the extensions. The extensions and the flange have axially aligned through holes of equal diameter. The pin axially translates through the aligned holes of the extensions and flange so that the flange is pivotally securable to the base. The diameter of the pin is only slightly less than the diameter of the holes so as to prevent radial movement of the flange relative to the pin axis. The mechanism includes a means for biasing the pin into an engaged position in which the flange is pivotally secured to the base and, alternately, a disengaged position in which the flange is removable from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Robert K. Culling
  • Patent number: 4955159
    Abstract: A retaining catch for a tip-out sash provides an automatically deployed retainer mechanism for a sash slidably captive in a window frame or jamb. The sash can be raised and lowered by sliding it along the jamb. A releasable tenon, for example at the top edge of the sash, allows the user to rotate the sash out of the plane of the jamb, facilitating cleaning of the outside. Releasing the sash from the jamb by releasing the tenon activates a mechanism with a distal hook by which the edge of the sash remains captive and displacement of the edge of the sash from the jamb is limited to the unfolded length of the mechanism. The mechanism can be released fully from the jamb by manual action of the user, whereupon the hook returns under spring bias to reside along the edge of the sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Schlegel Corporation
    Inventor: Tracy G. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4943096
    Abstract: A lock apparatus (10) for immobilizing a lower window sash (101) relative to a window sill (102) wherein the apparatus (10) comprises a pivoted bracket element (18) and a stationary bracket element (21) attached to the window sill (102) and window sash (101) and having aligned latch elements (19) and (22) which are dimensioned to receive an elongated bolt member (30) to lock the window sash (101) relative to the window sill (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: William C. Looper
  • Patent number: 4932694
    Abstract: A lock for interior use for locking sliding windows and doors to prevent greater security and safety. The lock is provided with a pivotal blocker-arm that blocks movement of the sliding member of the window or door. A locking lever locks the blocker-arm in its locking state until released by a spring-biassed latching lever. A protective pivotal shield is provided that prevents access to the locking lever to prevent the unlocking thereof regardless of the position of the latching lever, and which allows access to the locking lever in a second state to allow unlocking of the locking lever but denying unlatching of the latching lever. The locking lever can only be unlocked if the latching lever is first unlatched followed by the positioning of the shield in its second state adjacent the latching lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Leavie Cater, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4826222
    Abstract: A latch having a base and a latch plate pivoted thereto, the base being adapted for installation on a closure frame and the latch plate being adapted to overlie the closure. The latch plate is pivotally mounted on the base to swing between an unlatched position in which the closure can be opened, and a latched position in which the closure cannot be opened because the latch plate overlies it. A handle pivotally mounted on the base swings the latch plate between the open and closed positions. At least one of the base and latch plate are made of an elastically deformable material. The latch plate is moved to the latching position by the camming action of the handle; and when the latch plate has moved only part way toward the fully latched position, abutment surfaces on the base and latch plate come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Interlock Industries Limited
    Inventor: Ronald P. Davis
  • Patent number: 4803808
    Abstract: A swivel fitting for an outwardly opening window, with a device for moving the casement frame between the closed position and the open position, for example in the form of a hand crank, with position-fixing arm driven by the crank and with an operating handle on one frame member of the stationary frame, in order to fix the casement frame in the closed position. At least one locking plate is included on the casement frame which co-operates with a locking element on a drive rod operable by the handle. When the window is in the closed position, a locking projection of the locking plate protrudes into a groove in the stationary frame so that the closing movement of the window may be supported relatively early by actuation of the handle and to ensure high security against break-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: Aug. Winkhaus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Paul Greisner
  • Patent number: 4796933
    Abstract: In a formed window sash (1) a holder (5) for an operating handle (11,12) is inserted between the frame and window glass (3) and an associated leaf spring (6,7) is provided to prevent an unintentional release of the handle after this has been mounted on the holder in that a slit portion (11) of the handle is stuck onto a stepped flap portion (9) of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: V. Kann Rasmussen Industri A/S
    Inventors: Per G. Nielsen, Elgard Nielsen, Steen Nygaard
  • Patent number: 4674777
    Abstract: A cam lock has a housing with a locking lever extending through an opening in said housing and being pivotally mounted thereon. The housing has a shoulder on an interior surface thereof surrounding said opening and the lever is surrounded by an abutment. In a closed position, the abutment forms a line of contact with the shoulder so that the opening is completely closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventor: Volker Guelck
  • Patent number: 4351170
    Abstract: A key actuated locking bolt is provided for use with first and second frame members of the window or door type having overlapping portions when in a closed position. A bolt and plug are connected together and integral in one piece for selective removal from a housing bolted to an interior side face of one of the overlapping portions. The bolt is substantially longer than the plug and adapted to extend through aligned holes in the overlapping frame portions. Key operated tumbler means are associated with the plug to facilitate rotation of the plug and bolt relative to the housing between locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Inventor: I. Bertram Clompus
  • Patent number: 4303265
    Abstract: A lock for a horizontally sliding window including a base member attached to a window sill and a catch member slidably mounted on said base member for movement between a locked and unlocked position. The sliding catch member includes a window rail barrier portion for preventing horizontal sliding of a moveable window sash and a catch portion for preventing vertical movement of the slidable window sash to prevent removal of the entire window sash from the outside of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventor: Eugene R. Beard
  • Patent number: 4268074
    Abstract: A locking device to prevent relative movement between relatively movable members such as between relatively movable sliding window and sliding door members, said relatively movable members having openings which can be placed in registration in predetermined positions of said members, said locking device including a body portion having opposite surfaces and a projecting member attached to and extending from one of the opposite surfaces thereof for insertion into cooperative engagement with the registered openings in the relatively movable members to prevent relative movement therebetween, and another portion of the said locking device for preventing movement of the projecting member after it is inserted including a member extending in spaced substantially parallel relationship to the projecting member for engagement with one of the relatively movable members to be locked, said last named member including in one form of the invention an integral angularly related portion of the body portion which cooperatively
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: James H. Alexander
  • Patent number: 4181333
    Abstract: This specification discloses a sash lock wherein a catch is mounted on one window sash and a base supporting a latch is mounted on another window sash. The latch has a handle portion and a hook portion. In a locked position, both of the portions of the latch engage the catch, the hook portion from the top and the handle portion through an opening in the catch. The sash lock includes springs to bias the latch into a noninterfering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Keeler Corporation
    Inventor: Gerard N. Stelma
  • Patent number: 4169617
    Abstract: Means for releasably holding a window or screen in a door frame. The door frame has a continuous flange around an opening to support one side of a window or screen and a plurality of recesses adjacent the opening. A slidable tab within each recess has an elongated slot therethrough and at least two runners on the underside upon which to slide the tab to and from an extended position within the recess. A threaded means passes through the elongated slot in the tab to a threaded hole in the base of the recess to releasably hold the tab in a selected fixed position. The tabs in extended position securely but releasably hold the window or screen against the flange on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1979
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Koeneman, Peter R. Emanuel
  • Patent number: 4138150
    Abstract: A window comprising a first sash, and a second sash movable relative to one another, and a window lock mounted on one of the sashes. The window lock includes a housing having an inner wall adjacent one sash and an outer wall. A block is fixed on the inner surface of the outer wall. A plunger is slidable in openings in the inner and outer walls and block. The opening in the inner and outer walls are circular. The opening in the block includes radial portions and the plunger has a radial projection conforming generally to the radial projection of the opening in the block. The other sash has an opening adapted to be engaged by the plunger such that when the plunger is in engagement with the opening in the other sash the other end of said plunger is spaced from the outer surface of the other wall. A knob is releasably engageable with the outer end of the plunger for engaging the plunger and moving it axially to unlock the sashes. A spring yieldingly urges the plunger toward the opening in the other sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Inventor: Marius W. Bills
  • Patent number: 4095827
    Abstract: A window lock and, more particularly, a check rail lock which can be mounted in association with a double hung window having a center vertical muntin. The window lock has a casing housing a linearly movable locking unit with locking members having a locking notch at one end for engagement with catch means carried by the adjacent window sash, an operating unit with operating members movably mounted in the casing and movable between window unlocked and locked positions and with pin and slot structure interconnecting the locking members and the operating members with the casing whereby the locking members are guided in the linear movement thereof to an advanced position as the operating unit moves toward the locked position and the locking members are then raised into engagement with the catch means and withdrawn to tightly draw and lock the window sash together as the operating unit moves to the final locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Truth Incorporated
    Inventor: Harold L. Stavenau
  • Patent number: 4002360
    Abstract: Window hardware for driving a latch rod, especially for insertion in the edge of casement windows, doors, etc., wherein the back side is fastened on a track, consisting of a drive housing having two housing parts in which is positioned a turnable member which can have the shape of a pinion, the turnable member engaging the latch rod fitting which extends through a guide canal in the drive housing and is guided and movable longitudinally on the inverted track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1977
    Assignee: Siegenia-Frank KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Frank, Ernst Roth
  • Patent number: 3984135
    Abstract: A locking and dead bolt locking device associated with the upper rail or frame portion of a window or door sash slideable in a fixed frame, having a latching arrangement engaging a horizontal rail portion and a dead bolt arrangement engaging the frame and mounted on an upper portion of the sash. The latching arrangement includes a tongue latch portion operable normal to the plane of the window and with the dead bolt being integrally carried thereby. When closed, the tongue portion of the latch engages a striker plate of said rail while the deadbolt is engaged with the frame to prevent opening of said latch. Simultaneously, the sash is secured with respect to the frame thereby providing a dual means for securing the sash in a close position in said frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1976
    Inventors: Bernard E. Dathe, James Douglas Franklin, Henry Gordon Brian Gough, Wesley Howard Kollmorgan, Jr., Lance Andrew Porter
  • Patent number: 3930678
    Abstract: Locking means to prevent movement between relatively movable members such as between sliding windows or sliding doors, said locking means including a body portion having a flange formed adjacent opposite edges, said flanges being substantially parallel to each other and each of said flanges having a projecting member adapted to be received in a hole provided in one of said relatively movable members when the locking means are positioned to prevent relative movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Inventor: James H. Alexander