With Latch Or Lock Patents (Class 49/394)
  • Patent number: 11015386
    Abstract: A safety gate has two wall-mounted post assemblies, a main frame, and two connecting assemblies. The two wall-mounted post assemblies are mounted to two walls of an entrance. The main frame has two frame portion. The two frame portion can pivot with respect to each other. The two connecting assemblies are mounted on two sides of the main frame and detachably and pivotally connected to the wall-mounted post assemblies. A stopping assembly is elastically mounted on a side, near the main frame, of each wall-mounted post assembly and configured to limit one of the connecting assemblies. With such safety gate, a user can press either one of the stopping assemblies to withdraw into the wall-mounted post assembly, and the corresponding connecting assembly can be separated from the wall-mounted post assembly to open the safety gate. When the two stopping assemblies are pressed, the main frame can be detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DEMBY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10930124
    Abstract: A fenestration assembly includes a fenestration frame and at least one panel rotatably coupled with the fenestration frame. A locking mechanism is coupled with the fenestration frame and the panel, and includes at least one latch and at least one latch fastener. In a secure configuration the panel is in a closed position and the latch is coupled with the latch fastener. In an unsecure configuration the panel is in an open position or the latch is decoupled from the latch fastener. A status monitoring assembly is configured to monitor the secure and unsecure configurations, and includes a sensor operator coupled with one of the fenestration frame or the panel, and a sensor coupled with the other of the panel or the fenestration frame. The sensor is configured to detect the sensor operator if the panel is in the closed position and the latch is coupled with the latch fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Farnes, Justin Magnusen
  • Patent number: 10927595
    Abstract: A safety gate has a main frame, two wall-mounted assemblies, and two connecting assemblies. The two connecting assemblies are respectively and movably mounted on two opposite sides of the main frame. Each connecting assembly has a first connecting part and a second connecting part. Each wall-mounted assembly has a first pivot base and a second pivot base. Each first connecting part is rotatably and detachably connected to a corresponding first pivot base. Each second connecting part is rotatably and detachably connected to a corresponding second pivot base. By detaching and rotating one connecting assembly from the corresponding wall-mounted assembly, the main frame can be closed and opened as a gate. By detaching all the connecting parts from the corresponding bases, the main frame can be easily installed on and disassembled from a place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Demby Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10731400
    Abstract: A patio door or at least a door panel or a door panel frame for a patio door is provided. The patio door has two panels, wherein one is an “active panel” (i.e. a sliding panel) and another one is a “stationary panel” (i.e. a fixed panel). The door panels include at least four elongated door frame members configurable to define rectangular door panels frame with a longitudinal axis and a transversal axis. There is also provided a tightening connector assembly, a connector body with a weatherstrip receiving channel and a door panel connection assembly. The tightening connector assembly includes a connector body having a first and second frame segments extending along a tightening axis and an insert receiving cavity defined therein, the first and second frame segments being engageable with two of the at least four elongated door frame members. The tightening connector assembly also includes a tightening insert engageable in the insert receiving cavity of the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PORTES PATIO NOVATECH IINC.
    Inventors: Louis-David Bolduc, Erick Giroux
  • Patent number: 10538914
    Abstract: A glass panel system including: a lower guide track and an upper guide track; and a first glass panel coupled to the lower guide track and the upper guide track in such a way that the first glass panel is movable along the lower guide track and the upper guide track in their longitudinal direction a guide track placed by the side of the first glass panel; and at least one locking element fastened to the first glass panel and configured to engage the guide track, along which the locking element is movable when the first glass panel is moving. When coupled to the guide track, the locking element supports the first glass panel and is configured to prevent any movement caused by bending of the first glass panel in either one lateral direction or two opposite lateral directions with respect to the guide track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LUMON INVEST OY
    Inventor: Markku Lehtonen
  • Patent number: 10480213
    Abstract: A door or window arrangement has a panel movable relative to an opening bounded by a frame so as to close against a strike jamb or move away from it. A locking element moves between a locked state in which it engages between the panel and the strike jamb to prevent separation of the panel from the strike jamb and a released state in which the panel can be separated from the strike jamb. A linkage is displaced by a terminal part of a closing motion of the panel so that completion of the closing motion can only occur when the locking element assumes its locked state. Preferably, the linkage is deployed so that force applied to displace the panel through the terminal part of the closing motion results in a force applied to the locking element to displace it towards its locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DAN RAZ LTD.
    Inventor: Amir Raz
  • Patent number: 10415308
    Abstract: An open latching gate frame configured in a rectangular configuration has upper and lower horizontal segments and two laterally spaced vertical segments. Each segment has an interiorly facing indentation. A panel insert has a rectangular configuration supported by the indentations of the segments. A first and a second vertically oriented, laterally spaced post has a hollow rectangular configuration. Hinges couple the first post to an adjacent vertical segment of the gate frame and panel inset. The hinges are spring urged and functioning to reciprocate the gate frame and panel insert between open and closed orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Penhallegon, Gregory May
  • Patent number: 10301854
    Abstract: A door handle assembly for a motor vehicle includes a handle carrier, a handle part that is arranged such that it is strake-flush with a door in a resting position and projecting out of the door in an actuation position, a lever element that moves the handle part, and a transmission element. For an electrically operated normal operation, the transmission element is designed such that it can move in an entirely electrically driven manner into a first normal operation position, in which the transmission element moves the handle part into the actuation position via the lever element. The handle part can be moved and actuated in order to open the door, even in the event of a failure of the motor drive. For this purpose, for a currentless emergency operation, the transmission element is designed such that it can move from an initial position into an emergency operation position, in which the transmission element swivels the lever element at least in order to move the handle part into the actuation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Mario Christensen
  • Patent number: 10024080
    Abstract: A safety gate is provided with one or more of a curved path for holding a pressure mount to prevent unlocking, and a color-coded locked/unlocked status indicator for use in openings, such as doorways, to provide a barrier for a small child or for any other suitable use. The changing of the colors, from, for example, red to green indicates to a user that the gate is locked (green) or unlocked (red). The door opening mechanisms may allow the door to be unlocked or locked with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Elbee Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrew Marsden
  • Patent number: 9874055
    Abstract: A two unit barrier or three unit barrier. The two unit barrier includes a first end frame portion and a second end frame portion as a first unit and a gate as a second unit. The three unit barrier includes a first end frame as a first unit, a second end frame as a second unit, and a gate as a third unit. In each of the barriers, the gate is swingably engaged and swingable over a lower connection arrangement. The lower connection arrangement may include one or more of a mortise and tenon connection, clamp connection, swinging connection, flush and hidden connection, and telescoping connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Brian M. McMahon, Caleb Summers
  • Patent number: 9840132
    Abstract: A vehicle panel structure according to technology disclosed herein includes: a panel member employed in a vehicle; a joining member configured including an angled wall that is disposed on one plate thickness direction side of a joined-to wall of the panel member, and that is angled with respect to the joined-to wall, and a joining wall that is disposed facing the one plate thickness direction side of the joined-to wall, and that is coupled to the angled wall through a bent portion; and a spot weld that configures a join portion where the joining wall is joined to the joined-to wall, and that is set at a portion of the join portion where an extension line running along an axial direction of the angled wall intersects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hayato Fujii, Akihiko Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 9741980
    Abstract: A storage structure including a housing, a locker, a cover and a connector is provided. The housing has a receiving slot. The locker is disposed in the receiving slot, and includes a locking portion. The cover includes a protrusion. The protrusion and the locking portion are engaged with each other. The connector is pivotally connected between the cover and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wan-Chin Wu, Shu-Hung Liu, Chun-Ho Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9731941
    Abstract: A device for inhibiting the closing of a door that controls entry of an enclosure includes a first magnet disposed on a driven portion of the device and a second magnet disposed on a fixed portion of the enclosure. The first magnet and the second magnet are configured to be in register with each other as the door moves toward a closed position such that if the first magnet and the second magnet are in register with each other, a pole of the first magnet is in close proximity of a pole of the second magnet such that the first magnet and the second magnet react to each other to inhibit motion of the door towards the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Jinkoo Lee, Jung Sam Kim, Byeong Sam Yoo, Hansoo Shim, Guohong Hu, Mark Steven Thompson
  • Patent number: 9586462
    Abstract: The reinforcement bracket provides structural integrity for the trunk handle of an automobile, in particular the Scion tC. The bracket includes first fastening interface, a second fastening interface, a handle support structure, a first planar brace, a second planar brace, and a web. The handle support structure includes a planar body and a grasping hole. The grasping hole traverses through the planar body to facilitate the placement of the lock actuator. The first planar brace and second planar brace are oriented parallel and offset to each other as well as being positioned adjacent and normal to the planar body. The web is connected between the two planar braces and provides additional structural rigidity. The bracket is attached to the trunk handle and trunk through the two fastening interfaces. The first and second fastening interface is connected adjacent and normal to the first and second planar brace, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 9481980
    Abstract: An apparatus can detachably fix the lower glass of the cab according to a working environment through simple adjustment of an adjustment knob. The apparatus detachably fixes the lower glass of the cab according to a working environment includes a lower bracket fixedly installed on a lower side of a window frame of the cab and including a rubber member to prevent a secession of the lower glass; a knob support plate including a fixing plate having a guide groove and a position setting hole, and a support plate having a compression pad, wherein the fixing plate is fixedly installed on an upper side of the window frame and the support plate compressively supports one side of an upper portion of the lower glass; and an adjustment knob provided with a projection portion that is fitted into the guide groove to be slidably guided clockwise or counterclockwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventor: Jang-Hoon Bang
  • Patent number: 9470024
    Abstract: Closure assemblies for movable partitions may include a leading end assembly having a first side and a second side and a latching assembly coupled thereto. The latching assembly may include a first latching member having a portion thereof positioned proximate to the first side and a second latching member having a portion thereof positioned proximate to the second side. Movable partition systems may include a plurality of hingedly coupled panels movably coupled to a track, and a leading end assembly coupled to at least one panel of the plurality of hingedly coupled panels. The leading end assembly may include at least two latching features positioned on the leading end assembly. Methods of securing a movable partition may include retaining a first latching member and a second latching member in a retracted position and extending the first latching member and the second latching member to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Won-Door Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy M. Knight, Michael D. George, W. Michael Coleman, John G. Garrett, III
  • Patent number: 9042770
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a cover and a supporting member. The cover includes a connecting portion, the supporting member has a first path which guides the connecting portion and a second path which is bifurcated from the first path. When the connecting portion is located at an end of the first path, the cover is supported at a first opening angle, and when the connecting portion is located at an end of the second path, the cover is supported at a second opening angle which is larger than the first opening angle. When the supporting member upwardly rotates in a state where the cover is supported at the first opening angle, the cover rotates so as to interwork with the rotation of the supporting member, the connecting portion moves from the first path to the second path by its own weight of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koki Sato
  • Patent number: 9033378
    Abstract: A high security adjustable keyless locking contrivance for preventing the forced opening of a hinged door of unoccupied homes or buildings. An engaging apparatus that incorporates a first armor structural plate combined with a first structural cylinder having a pair of first slots and a connecting bolt shaft, which first structural cylinder inserts into a conventional door knob bore hole with the bolt shaft passing through the existing door latch assembly in concert. A second armor structural plate combined with a second structural cylinder that matingly connects to said first structural cylinder from the opposite side of the hinged door, allowing the penetration of the connecting bolt shaft through the second armor structural plate bolt hole which will conjoin the two devices with a security fastener, thus sandwiching and securing the hinged door and door jamb between the two armor structural plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Heath O'Brien Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9033391
    Abstract: A flap assembly is provided for a motor vehicle, with a base, in particular a prestressed flap, in particular a fuel filler flap, which is movably mounted relative to the base in a closing direction, and exhibits a latching element with a stop, which in a closing position engages a counter-stop of the base from the back, so as to counteract an opening of the flap opposite the closing direction, and a movable unlocking element, which in an unlocking position counteracts an engagement of the counter-stop by the stop from the back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Markus Frommann, Heiko Betzen
  • Publication number: 20150121763
    Abstract: By the invention it is possible for a hinged opening frames system (glazing and shutter), to be constructed, having a sash profile (1) with a groove (2) as shown in FIGS. 4 & 5 and a basic frame's profile (3) with a groove (4), where eventually the locking profile (5), which is initially placed into the groove (2) of the sash profile (1), being pushed out, enters the groove (4) of the basic frame's profile (3), so that the sash's (1) movable framework secures and literally embodies with the basic frame's (3) stable framework, in a way that makes the whole frame completely inviolable. The main motion's transmission accessory (9) is adjusted to the frame's cremone, which by being rotated, transmits motion to the drive belt (12), as shown in FIG. 7, which moves the accessories (7), which push out the locking profiles (5), which in turn enter circumferentially into the groove (4) of the framework assembled by the basic frame's profile (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Grigorios ZAFEIROPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20150117994
    Abstract: A utility carrier that attaches to a hydraulically actuated hitch interface for a tractor, skid steer vehicle, or similar vehicle. The utility carrier has an L-shaped frame including a back panel and a floor. Couplers for releasable mounting of the carrier to a variety of hitch interfaces are mounted on the back panel. Corner posts, releasable to facilitate compact shipping, are used to releasably secure a front panel and two side panels to form, if desired, a closed area. The utility carrier can he lifted and tilted by the hydraulically actuated hitch interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Hubert Defrancq
  • Publication number: 20150101253
    Abstract: A gate is mounted to pivot about a pivot axis between opened and closed positions. A latch is provided to retain the gate in a doorway-closing position in a doorway formed in a door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew W Marsden, Raul G Pereira
  • Publication number: 20150096234
    Abstract: A door lock system for a debris tank is disclosed. The system includes a door, a threaded bolt projecting from the door, and a rotary actuator coupled to a head of the threaded bolt for rotating the threaded bolt. In addition, the system includes a cross member spanning the inside of the tank and a nut secured to the cross member, where the threaded bolt and nut are positioned to engage the door to pull and secure the door over an open end of the debris tank by rotating the threaded bolt into the nut using the rotary actuator. A hinge assembly is associated with the door to mount the door to a periphery of the open end of the debris tank for swinging movement of the door between an open and a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Don M. Buckner
  • Patent number: 8997402
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a door device including a panel, a pivoting arm module, and a door. The pivoting arm module includes a holder and a panel-pivoting arm. The holder is located in a doorway of the panel and fixed to the panel. The holder has an entrance and an accommodating trough. The panel-pivoting arm is slidably accommodated in the accommodating trough and can present a received status or an ejected status relative to the holder. The door is pivotally connected to the panel-pivoting arm. When the panel-pivoting arm presents the received status, the door abuts against the panel and closes the doorway, and the appearance surface of the door is flush with that of the panel. When the panel-pivoting arm presents the ejected status, the door leaves the panel and can rotate relative to the panel-pivoting arm to open the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Zhong-Hui Mao
  • Publication number: 20150089877
    Abstract: A device may limit opening of a sash hingedly coupled to a master frame, and includes: a bracket attached to the sash; a first arm having a first end pivotally coupled to the bracket; a second arm having a first end pivotally coupled to the first arm's second end; means for biasing the second arm into a retracted position; and a release assembly. The release assembly is secured to the master frame and includes a hook pivotable between a first position and a second position, which, in the first position, may be releasably received in an opening in the second end of the second arm when the second arm is in the retracted position, as the sash is closed and received within the master window frame The second arm is disengaged from the hook, permitting full opening of the sash, when the hook is pivoted into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Luke Liang, Tong Liang, David Chen
  • Patent number: 8991119
    Abstract: A liquid resistant barrier for structural openings such as doors, windows, vents, or the like for use during floods or storms is disclosed. A barrier frame is placed within and about the periphery of the opening, with a gasket located on the structural side, to form a seal. A barrier frame cover, with a corresponding barrier frame cover gasket, is placed over the barrier frame and compression fittings used to hold them together. The gaskets form a seal that is impermeable to liquids and the barrier frame cover prevents damage by flotsam or dynamic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Bracci
  • Patent number: 8978305
    Abstract: A retractor element includes a rigid slide connected between a latch bolt and a solenoid plunger for movement between a first position and a second position, the slide operably connected to plunger. A pivoting link defines a slot having an inner end portion extending transversely, the slot configured for pivoting the link when the slide moves between the first position and the second position of the slide. When the retracting mechanism is energized the plunger retracts causing movement of the slide to the second position of slide and the pin to enter the transverse end of the slot in the link. A bearing surface intersects the path of movement of the pin such that significantly less current is required for retaining the plunger in the retracted position than to retract the plunger for blocking the return of the latch bolt to the projected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Scott G. Morstatt, Jeffrey Sharps, Anthony Benitez
  • Publication number: 20150062796
    Abstract: A cover structure for an electronic apparatus is disclosed. The cover structure includes a bezel, a first bracket and a first handle. The bezel includes two long sides, a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The first bracket is fixed on the first lateral side and includes a first protruding portion. The first handle moveably combines with the bezel, and the first handle is moved substantially parallel to each long side of the bezel. The first handle includes a first recess and at least one first fixed portion, and the first protruding portion is disposed in the first recess. The at least one first fixed portion is used for combining with a housing of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ching-Jen YU
  • Publication number: 20150052835
    Abstract: An improved door assembly includes a door frame having a door jamb and a door having a fixed portion including a hinged side and a locking side where the hinged side of the door is hinged to the door frame. At least one of the hinged side and the locking side of the door has at least one pivotable door portion configured to pivotably move between a retracted position inside the door and an extended position that extends inside at least one complementary shaped channel within the door jamb of the door frame to interlock the door and the door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: PENDRAGON S4, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly G. Falter, Eric Philip Glover
  • Publication number: 20150052817
    Abstract: A locking system for a casement window that provides a corner drive assembly for transmitting vertical movement of a lock bar along one side of the window frame into horizontal movement of a lock bar disposed along a top of the window frame. Thus, lock points on both the non-hinged side of the window frame as well as the top of the window frame may be provided. The corner drive assembly includes a side plunger that is coupled to the side lock bar and a top plunger that is coupled to a top lock bar. Both side and top keepers are provided to provide lock points along the non-hinged side as well as the top of the window. The system may also be extended with a second corner drive assembly in the second upper corner of the casement window and that may extend down the hinged side of the frame and sash as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: ROTO FRANK OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Bourgoin, Chris Griffin
  • Publication number: 20150047262
    Abstract: A waterproof lockable door and an automatic pressure adjusting plug set thereof are provided. An electronic device is formed with an opening having an annular wall. The waterproof lockable door includes a cover member formed with at least a penetrated hole and an automatic pressure adjusting plug set including a waterproof member and at least a fastening unit. The waterproof member is formed with at least a fasten hole. The fastening unit is formed with a head portion and a rod portion, and the rod portion is received in the penetrated hole and generates a movement relative to the cover member thereby driving the outer periphery of the waterproof member to be tightly adjacent to annular wall. Accordingly, the tolerance of the annular wall and the waterproof member and the air pressure inside an opening both force the waterproof member to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun-Cheng LEE, Juei-Chi CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150040483
    Abstract: Provided is a cover opening/closing structure including a cover member that performs an opening/closing operation with one end side as a rotation center with respect to an apparatus body, a supporting member that includes one end portion fixed to the cover member and the other end portion locked to the apparatus body to support the cover member in an opened state, and an engaging member that is provided at the apparatus body to give resistance to the supporting member with the opening/closing operation of the cover member, and that engages a portion to be engaged, which is provided at the supporting member to maintain the cover member in a closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi TEJIMA
  • Patent number: 8950120
    Abstract: A latch load distribution system and method for assembling such for a vehicle are disclosed. The latch load distribution system may comprise a window, a door, a latch bracket and a door handle. The door may include a window and a door frame surrounding the window. The door frame may include an inner panel and an outer panel joined to the inner panel. The outer panel may define a cavity having an inner sidewall and a mouth with a mount width. The latch bracket may have a latch bracket length, and may include a primary end, a body and a secondary end. The primary end may be disposed in the cavity and may be coupled to the outer panel. The door handle may be coupled to the door frame and the latch bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Gielda, Derick Lee Hinderliter, Rajesh Mishra, Thomas Allan Jenne
  • Patent number: 8943752
    Abstract: A door handle system for an automotive vehicle door includes a door handle and a body panel. The body panel is moveable between a flush position and a recessed position. If the body panel is in the flush position, portions of the door handle are concealed. If the body panel is in the recessed position, portions of the door handle are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Freeman Thomas, David Woodhouse, Jordan Bennett
  • Publication number: 20150027060
    Abstract: A child safety gate includes a frame having a first side and a second side configured to be removably mounted to opposing sides of a passageway. The gate further includes a door pivotably coupled to the first side and releasably coupled to the second side and a release mechanism coupled to the first side of the frame and pivotably coupled to the door. The release mechanism includes a foot pedal and is configured to move the door from a closed and locked position to an open position when the foot pedal is sufficiently actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mark J. Sousa, Brian Sundberg, Christopher C. Briden, Steven L. Torosian
  • Patent number: 8938913
    Abstract: A door interlock apparatus is disclosed. The door interlock apparatus has a body configured to couple to a first one of a door and an enclosure structure, the body having one or more angled self-locating features, a locking protrusion extending from a surface of the body and configured to couple with the locking member of an interlock mechanism, and a misalignment-accommodating mechanism configured and adapted to allow motion of the body. The door interlock apparatus aligns the locking protrusion and locking member during door closing, even when the door and enclosure structure are substantially misaligned. Electrical component enclosures, door interlock assemblies, and methods of assembling a door interlock assembly are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Truett Ramsey Thompson, Juan Carlos Cortes Arreygue, Terrance Woodyard
  • Publication number: 20140373456
    Abstract: An explosive breach training system comprising a frame having a lock jamb with two opposing ends and an inner surface, two wide members connected to said opposing ends of said lock jamb, and a long member having ends connected to said wide members opposite of said lock jamb. The frame defines an interior space. A hinge jamb assembly comprises an elongate member within the interior space, with the hinge jamb assembly being slidably attached to the frame and selectively moveable between said lock jamb and said long member. A door member has a hinge side attachable to said hinge jamb assembly and a lock side, and is sized to fit in a door space defined by the elongate member, the lock jamb, and the portions of the wide members extending between the hinge jamb assembly and the opposing ends of the lock jamb. A lock bracket is adjacent to the lock jamb, and defines an elongate slot intersecting with a portion of said door space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Darron Phillips
  • Patent number: 8910424
    Abstract: A push-out screen frame including: a fixed frame member having a fixed body portion and an arcuate flange portion extending along one edge thereof; a hinged frame member having a hinged body portion and an arcuate channel along one edge thereof and formed to receive the arcuate flange portion for hinged connection therewith; a swinging frame member having a swinging body portion, a closure formation along an edge thereof and conforming substantially with the arcuate flange portion, and complementary latching and locking formations for latching and locking the hinged frame to the fixed frame; a latching assembly attachable to the fixed body portion and having a latching body portion and a latching formation for latching to the complementary latching formation; and a locking member attachable to a swinging frame member and having a locking body and a locking formation formed for locking engagement with the latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Secure Rite Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Patrick William Harris
  • Publication number: 20140325914
    Abstract: A device to limit an opening of a window having a sash selectively movable between a window closed position in which the sash is received in a window frame, and a window open position in which the sash is pivoted outwardly relative to the window frame. The device includes a sash bracket, a limiting arm assembly with an engagement structure, and a securing structure with a selectively operable release mechanism. The securing structure receives the engagement structure of the limiting arm assembly so that the limiting arm inhibits pivoting of the sash toward the window open position beyond a distance of travel defined by a length of the limiting arm, and the engagement structure is releasable from the securing structure by operating the release mechanism so that the sash can be further pivoted toward the window open position beyond the distance of travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: TRUTH HARDWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nghi Christopher Nguyen, Derek Ronald Gramstad, Scot J. Berkley
  • Publication number: 20140327354
    Abstract: A door locking assembly for a refrigerator includes a pivoting shaft (20) mounted on the door (80) of a refrigerator along a vertical direction. A rotating member (30) defines a first end (31) pivotably connected with the pivoting shaft (20) and a second end (32). The elastic member (40) defines a first end (41) fixed on the door (80) and a second end (42) connected with the rotating member (30) so as to apply a force on the rotating member (30). A stopping member (10) is disposed on the door (80) and configured to stop the rotating member (30) at a predetermined position. The positioning member (50) is disposed on the cabinet (90) of the refrigerator and configured to engage with the second end (32) of the rotating member (30) so as to lock the door (80) onto the cabinet (90) when the door (80) is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicants: HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., HEFEI MIDEA REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Chen, Haixing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8850744
    Abstract: A securing mechanism for a hinged sidelight panel. The securing mechanism includes a center latch bolt for latching the hinged sidelight panel and remote locking mechanisms for locking the hinged sidelight panel. A single lever handle is used to selectively retract the remote locking mechanisms and the latch bolt. At a first orientation of the handle, both the remote locking mechanisms and the latch bolt are engaged. At a second orientation of the handle, the latch bolt remains engaged, but the remote locking mechanisms retracted. At a third orientation, both the remote locking mechanisms and the latch bolt are disengaged. The orientation of the handle informs an observer whether the locks are engaged. In one embodiment, the full rotation is about 90°, enabling the use of longer lever handles without interference from door frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard P. Bauman, Yoshikazu Nakanishi, Manabu Shimoji, Naokazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8850747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door assembly comprising two opposite members, at least one of which being a rotatable door, and a closing system which is provided for being mounted to one of the opposite members, wherein the closing system comprises a holder profile, at least one engaging member for engaging a complementary edge part on the opposite member to maintain the door in closed position, the engaging member being at least partly elastically deformable to enable opening of the door in at least one direction, and a blocking member with which the opening of the door can be prevented in one direction or the other, wherein the engaging and blocking members are formed by mutually exchangeable strips which are to different extents compressible and which are releasably mountable to the holder profile of the closing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Liexco, S.A.
    Inventor: Rudi Dries
  • Patent number: 8844201
    Abstract: An enclosure having a gate which may be pivotably hung from stanchions or walls such that it swings in either direction, and may be opened from either side, depending on the assembly of the enclosure, is described. A latch which may be opened from both inside and outside of the enclosure is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Gator Kennels LLC
    Inventors: Joshua A. Robinson, Kirk A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8840153
    Abstract: The upper lock system of the passive door blade of a double door according to the invention comprises a bolt (19) arranged to be installed to the upper surface of the passive door blade and arranged to be controlled by means of a pull bar (9). The bolt is a part of the lock (18). The lock also has a power transmission connection part (23) for the interface part (17) of the upper lock system. The interface part comprises a grabber module (24), power transmission module (32, 34) and a spring (26). The grabber module (24) is arranged to linearly move between the extended position and the retracted position. A spring (26) is arranged to push the grabber module towards the extended position. The power transmission mechanism (32, 34) is operationally connected with the grabber module (4) and the power transmission connection part (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Abloy Oy
    Inventor: Raatikainen Juha
  • Publication number: 20140259940
    Abstract: A key lockable window operator, including a crank handle that is shiftable between a folded storage position and an unfolded operating position and a lock cylinder operably engaged to a rack and a sliding pin. The rack and the sliding pin are shiftable between an unlocked position and a locked position. When in the locked position, at least a portion of the sliding pin is engaged into a cavity in the crank handle whereby the crank handle is secured in the folded storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Collins Meves, Sherry Lynn Jones, Michael L. Scott, Gregory J. Vetter
  • Publication number: 20140215924
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gate latch, comprising: a drop bolt mounted to a first gate member, the drop bolt mounted to a first gate member, the drop bolt moveable along a locking axis; a striker block mounted to a second gate member, the striker block comprising: a first striker surface extending away from the locking axis at a first angle; and a second striker surface extending away from the locking axis at a second angle; and a third striker surface having a tangent line substantially parallel to the locking axis; and a housing for receiving the striker block; wherein the gate latch is locked when the striker bolt is received in the housing and the drop bolt is positioned adjacent to the third striker surface of the striker block. The gate latch has use with swing gates, of the type commonly used in cattle pens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAFERGATE GROUP PTY LTD
    Inventor: Edward Evans
  • Publication number: 20140216354
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an animal enclosure including a plurality of members defining an interior of the enclosure. One of the plurality of members includes a first member having a frame structure and door assembly formed by a plurality of interconnected horizontal and vertical wires. At least two of the horizontal wires of the frame structure form a hook positioned inside the defined opening. The door assembly is coupled to the frame and moves between an open and close positions. The door assembly includes a first door and a second door removably coupled to one another. The enclosure also includes a latch assembly for releasing the door assembly from the frame structure. In the close position, at least one horizontal wire of the first door and at least one horizontal wire of the second door are coupled to the hooks formed by the at least two horizontal wires of the frame structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Brad Cantwell, Stew Kerr, Michael E. Greene, Terrance L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140202082
    Abstract: The gate latching device of this invention is optionally a one piece design, although it could be constructed by interconnecting several individual components. An alley post channel blank is formed in such a manner that it has protruding slotted tabs for bolting the post bracket to the floor. This feature allows the alley post bracket to be a direct replacement of the conventional post design for updating existing applications. The formed bracket is also optionally formed from one piece of steel and is provided with appropriate mounting holes installed. The formed bracket is optionally free from protruding tabs that can cause injury to personnel and livestock. A latch security plate activates automatically when the gate is closed. As soon as the gate is closed it is secure. The latch security plate can be applied in other applications, including wall brackets, feeder brackets, back to back brackets and other similar applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Marting Manufacturing of Iowa, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140182210
    Abstract: A sash latch for retractable engagement with a side jamb of a window, the sash latch comprising an upper member with an upper surface and a lower surface, a spring cavity with a stop wall, forward and rear slots for engagement with an upper surface of the sash, an extension with a notch, the extension for retractable receipt into an opening in a side jamb of the window. The latch also includes a lower member and a plunger arm with a distal end extending outwardly from the support member, the distal end including an engagement nub, a spring with a first end and a second end for receipt into the spring cavity of the upper member, the first end of the spring for contact with the stop wall of the upper member, the second end of the spring for engagement with the engagement nub of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin David Campbell, Kenton Site Gibbs, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140183899
    Abstract: A flap assembly is provided for a motor vehicle, with a base, in particular a prestressed flap, in particular a fuel filler flap, which is movably mounted relative to the base in a closing direction, and exhibits a latching element with a stop, which in a closing position engages a counter-stop of the base from the back, so as to counteract an opening of the flap opposite the closing direction, and a movable unlocking element, which in an unlocking position counteracts an engagement of the counter-stop by the stop from the back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Markus FROMMANN, Heiko BETZEN