Processes Patents (Class 49/506)
  • Patent number: 11015378
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a spindle drive for a tailgate of a vehicle which can be adjusted between two drive end positions, in particular between a retracted position and an extended position, two drive connections being provided for diverting drive movements and a drive train between the drive connections, the drive train comprising a motor unit and a drive worm gear downstream of the motor unit in drive terms, the drive worm gear having a spindle with an external spindle drive and a spindle nut with an internal spindle nut thread which is in screw engagement with the external spindle thread, a brake assembly being provided for braking at least a part of the drive train of the spindle drive. The brake assembly can be adjustable in relation to its braking action and that the brake assembly is coupled for adjustment thereof with a component of the drive train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH SE & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
    Inventors: Heiner Fees, Dominik Hahne, Ulrich Hohl, Harald Krueger, Andreas Ryf
  • Patent number: 10982482
    Abstract: A method of actuating a door includes the steps of manually pivoting a door in a direction about a hinge to provide a manual input, detecting the manual input and energizing a motor to drive the door in the direction in response to the manual input. The manual door pivoting step includes exceeding a holding torque of a brake assembly that holds the door. The direction can be any direction for opening or closing the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Multimatic Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Gruber, Andrew R. Daniels, Balathas Nagamany
  • Patent number: 10525809
    Abstract: A method for making a slider window assembly for a vehicle includes providing at least one fixed window panel and a movable window panel. A perimeter seal is disposed at least at a surface of the fixed window panel and includes a continuous sealing element that circumscribes an opening of the fixed window panel and that is configured to seal against the movable window panel about a periphery of the movable window panel when the movable window panel is closed. The perimeter seal includes a sealing tab at a corner region of the perimeter seal where an upper sealing portion is joined with a first elongated side sealing portion. The sealing tab is established at an elongated sealing lip of the upper sealing portion or of the first elongated side sealing portion. The sealing tab extends from the elongated sealing lip toward the surface of the fixed window panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Darin J. Snider, David K. Johnson, Linh H. Pham
  • Patent number: 10372106
    Abstract: A door operator includes a door driver for opening and closing a door, and a control system including a microprocessor having multiple microprocessor inputs. The microprocessor is connected to and controls the door driver. The microprocessor has multiple program modules corresponding to input functions to be performed by the door operator. The door operator includes a plurality of door operator inputs connected to corresponding ones of the microprocessor inputs, and a user interface connected to the microprocessor. The user interface allows a user to associate a selected door operator input and corresponding microprocessor input to a selected program module corresponding to a selected function to be performed by the door operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Accessories and Door Controls Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Zasowski, Dustin Lawhon
  • Patent number: 10140740
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an information processing method for use in an electronic apparatus having a display unit, wherein the electronic apparatus is capable of displaying data in a first display mode and is further capable of, when obtaining a first data while operating in the first display mode, updating display content on a display interface of the display unit and displaying the first data. The method comprises: obtaining the first data when the electronic apparatus is in the first display mode; detecting a first operation and determining whether the first operation satisfies a first preset condition to obtain a first determination result; and displaying the first data in a second display mode different from the first display mode if the first determination result is YES. The present disclosure also provides an electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10013838
    Abstract: A gate device includes a base plate, a gate, and a power system for driving the gate to slide, the base plate has an opening, the gate is arranged on an inner side of the base plate, a rack is provided on an inner side of the gate in an opening-closing direction, and the power system includes a bi-directional power motor having a power output gear; a first transmission gear engaged with the power output gear and configured to drive a second transmission gear by a first transmission shaft, and the second transmission gear being engaged with the rack; and a third transmission gear engaged with the first transmission gear and configured to drive a sleeve component by a screw rod to make a reciprocation movement in a direction perpendicular to a sliding direction of the gate on a plane in parallel with the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jingjing Qu, Hongjun Wu, Zhongwu Lai
  • Patent number: 9613476
    Abstract: An identification management system is provided at a dwelling. One or more bridges are at the dwelling, each including a computing device in an interior of a dwelling with an internet-facing radio, and a second radio communicating with one or more Bluetooth LE devices or an equivalent device. One or more Bluetooth devices or Bluetooth peripheral devices, collectively, Bluetooth devices are in communication with the bridge. The bridge uses detection of a Bluetooth device that is associated with a person to track the person relative to the dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Johnson
  • Patent number: 9280255
    Abstract: Presentation descriptions are provided to an operating system of a computing device to present outputs associated with the applications in an organized and intuitive manner to the user. The presentation descriptions provide the operating system with information about the structure and meaning of the output element. The task of organizing at least part of the output elements associated with applications is delegated to the operating system. The operating system analyzes the presentation descriptions, and organizes the output elements associated with the applications at least partly based on the presentation descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Matias G. Duarte, Daniel Marc G. Shiplacoff, Paul Mercer, Ralph Thomas, Jeremy G. Lyon
  • Patent number: 9212513
    Abstract: A drive device for embarkation and disembarkation devices of public transportation vehicles includes a drive unit arranged within and for driving a rotary column. The drive unit rotates the rotary column about the rotary column longitudinal axis Z-Z during opening and closing processes of the embarkation and disembarkation devices. The drive device is supported on the vehicle. The drive unit includes a drive motor, a non-self-locking reduction gear, and a controllable blocking component with which a rotation of the rotary column can be blocked. The drive device further includes a sensor for detecting the magnitude of an external force, wherein the force acts on the drive device. The drive device further includes an element for analyzing signals of the sensor and for triggering the blocking effect of the blocking component when an external force measured by the sensor exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: GEBR. BODE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lars Linnenkohl, Alfons Harding
  • Publication number: 20150135595
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method for removing porting, and using geometry to create a heat soaked surface area in an ice area related to door assemblies. Heat conducting material such as, e.g., aluminum, is used to conduct heat efficiently to prevent icing at the transition point between an end of a door panel and its vertical guide structures in applications where freezer environments must be maintained while permitting ingress and/or egress from or out of a freezer environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Rytec Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew SCHUMACHER, Jeffrey MALINOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20150135601
    Abstract: A power boost assembly is disclosed that can be used with a door actuator, such as a door closer. The power boost assembly is structured to store an energy during a first movement of a door and release the stored energy during a second movement of the door. In one form the power boost assembly can be structured as a module that can be added to an existing door and door closer installation. In one form the power boost assembly is used to increase a closing force imparted to a door to ensure a latching event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Patrick McKibben, Brian Christopher Eickhoff
  • Publication number: 20150128502
    Abstract: A sectional overhead door protector is described. In a preferred embodiment an impact bar assembly is fixedly mounted to a door panel to protect the sectional overhead door from inadvertent impact. When the impact bar assembly is struck a force vector is generated inward towards a wall and biased to an outside of the door panel preventing stress on the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: CIW ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Janick, Michelle Burrell, Milton Prosperi
  • Publication number: 20150128497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for actuating a closure element arrangement of a motor vehicle, wherein the closure element arrangement comprises a control arrangement and an operator-control-event sensor arrangement with at least one operator-control-event sensor element which is configured, in particular, as a proximity sensor, wherein within the scope of operator-control-event monitoring by means of the control arrangement the sensor measured values of the operator-control-event sensor arrangement are monitored to determine whether a predetermined operator control event is occurring, and the closure element arrangement is actuated as a function of the result of the operator-control-event monitoring. It is proposed that externally activated lifting of the motor vehicle is detected by means of the control arrangement, and the actuability of the closure element arrangement which is due to an operator control event is deactivated when a special condition due to the lifting of the motor vehicle occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Axel Schuetz, Christian Weidenbacher, Rainer Wunsch
  • Patent number: 9027284
    Abstract: A sealing member for a vehicle opening includes a first co-extrusion layer formed from a first elastomeric composition, a second co-extrusion layer formed from a second elastomeric composition, and a third co-extrusion layer formed from a thermoplastic vulcanizate composition. The first co-extrusion layer defines a mounting channel, a window channel, and a front face spaced from the mounting channel and the window channel. The second co-extrusion layer has a portion disposed on the front face of the first co-extrusion layer and a sealing lip disposed on the first co-extrusion layer abutting the portion and extending away from the first co-extrusion layer towards a distal end. The third co-extrusion layer is disposed on the portion and the sealing lip of the second co-extrusion layer for covering segments of the second co-extrusion layer that are visible from an exterior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve J. Murree, Michael J. Lagerstrom
  • Patent number: 9027285
    Abstract: A door frame and a frame body including a glass opposing portion, a design portion positioned on one side of the glass opposing portion on the vehicle exterior side, a tubular portion positioned on the other side of the glass opposing portion on the vehicle interior side, and a glass guide portion having a concave cross section surrounding the edge of the door glass. All portions are collectively structured as a single member who is continuous and uniform from the upper sash portion to the side sash portion. A corner portion is created by a bending process at a boundary between the upper sash portion and the side sash portion. The width of the design portion of the frame varies in at least one area along the length thereof and the design portion of the frame body is covered with an exterior member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Fukui, Tadashi Mutoh, Atsuo Noda, Kazuyoshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20150121758
    Abstract: An anti-trapping method and a corresponding apparatus for a vehicle door that can be adjusted between an open position and a closed position along an adjustment path by an adjustment motor. First, a proximity sensor is used to monitor an adjustment path region ahead of the vehicle door for the presence of an obstacle during a closing movement of the vehicle door. The closing movement is stopped or reversed when an obstacle is identified in the adjustment path region. Second, when the obstacle is identified during the closing movement of the vehicle door, an additional emergency measure is taken at least when the vehicle door is already closed down to a remaining gap having size does not exceed a prespecified threshold value, and when the presence of the obstacle within this remaining gap is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: FLORIAN POHL
  • Publication number: 20150123524
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a main body, a washing tub that is disposed inside the main body and includes an opening formed on a front surface thereof, a door that opens and closes the opening, and a sealing member that seals between the washing tub and the door. The sealing member includes a fixing unit that is fixed to a lower portion of the door, and a sealing unit that extends toward a front side of the washing tub from the fixing unit and is brought into contact with an inner surface of the washing tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Young Su SER, Gong Soo KIM, Jae Man JOO
  • Patent number: 9021745
    Abstract: An exit device includes a rail having opposite first and second ends and a rear portion with a first opening adjacent the first rail end for attachment to the door surface, the first rail end further having a front portion that inhibits access to the first rail opening in a direction normal to the rail rear portion. The method for installing it includes securing a mount having a cantilevered portion extending therefrom to the door at the surface first end such that the mount cantilevered portion provides a space between the cantilevered portion and the door and placing the rail against the door surface such that the mount extends through the first rail opening, sliding the rail to engage the rail rear portion adjacent the first rail opening between the mount cantilevered portion and the door and securing the second rail end to the door surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Harris, David Eveland, John F. Kelly, III
  • Publication number: 20150113878
    Abstract: A product includes a panel that can be used in place of a door in a cabinet. The dimensions of the panel are such that it covers the opening in the cabinet that was covered by the cabinet door. A pet door (e.g., an opening with a moveable flap or cover) is installed in a precut opening in the panel. A litter containment system (which includes a litter box or something else of similar purpose) can be placed inside the cabinet. A pet (e.g., a household pet such as a cat or dog) can reach the litter box or the like through the pet door. The panel includes features that allow it to be readily installed, removed, and re-installed, so that the pet owner can easily reach, remove, empty/clean, and replace a litter box or the like that is inside the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: David SWARD, Karla SWARD
  • Publication number: 20150115642
    Abstract: A temporal engaging portion is provided at a bin. Therefore, by engaging a bin-side arm with a bin-side engaging portion and temporally engaging a panel-side arm with the temporal engaging portion after elastically deforming the panel-side arm, a torsion spring can be set to the bin before the bin is coupled with a panel. The bin set with the torsion spring is inserted into a recess of the panel. During rotation of the bin toward a closed position, a temporal engagement of the panel-side arm with the temporal engaging portion is released, and upon being released, the panel-side arm is elastically sprung-back to be finally engaged with the panel-side engaging portion. As a result, by only coupling the bin set with the torsion spring with the panel, the bin and the torsion spring can be coupled with the panel so that coupling work is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kenta SUZUKI, Tomohiro MIURA
  • Publication number: 20150107162
    Abstract: A method and mechanism for moving an element, such as a sliding door (1), is disclosed. In the movement a first end of the element is first turned outwards, a second opposite end is then turned out placing the element in parallel with the original location of the element. The element is then displaced by extending a pull-out guide (4). The mechanism comprises a housing (2), the pull-out guide rail (4), a lock-and-release mechanism (19) and at least two lever arms (8, 11, 14, 16, 27, 30, 33, 39, 42). One end of a first lever arm (8, 27, 39) is received in a pivoting point (10, 29, 41) at the pull-out guide rail (4) and the opposite end of said lever arm (8, 27, 39) is received in a pivoting point (9, 28, 40) at the housing (2). The pivoting point (10, 29, 41) at the pull-out guide rail (4) is placed at a first end of the pull-out guide rail (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Benny ANDERSSON, Hakan PERSSON
  • Publication number: 20150107161
    Abstract: A method of assembling a slider window assembly for a vehicle includes providing at least one fixed window panel defining an opening with an upper frame portion and a lower frame portion fixed relative to the fixed window panel. A movable window panel is loaded at the upper and lower frame portions by (i) inserting a lower portion of the movable window panel into a portion of a lower channel element of the lower frame portion to a first depth, (ii) aligning an upper portion of the movable window panel with an upper channel of the upper frame portion, (iii) raising the movable window panel so that the upper portion is at least partially received in the upper channel and the lower portion is at a second depth to generally align with a receiving portion of the guide element, and (iv) moving the lower portion into the guide element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Darin J. Snider
  • Publication number: 20150108786
    Abstract: A door system for a service vehicle. The door system comprises a door frame that includes a plurality of elongated frame members, an interior panel coupled to the door frame, and a plurality of connectors for coupling the interior panel to the door frame. Additionally, each of the frame members comprises an attachment flange having a longitudinal groove and a series of longitudinally spaced insert openings. The insert openings extend entirely through the attachment flange and open into the longitudinal groove. As such, the connectors extend through the insert openings to secure the interior panel to the door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Fisher
  • Patent number: 9010027
    Abstract: A panel attachment system comprises a panel and a casing. The panel has a fixed mount bracket, and a sliding mount bracket. The casing has a first fixed mount boss, and a sliding mount boss. When the panel attachment system is in use, the fixed mount bracket is fixedly secured to the first fixed mount boss, and the sliding mount bracket is slidingly engaged with the sliding mount boss. This enables the panel to be detachably connected to the casing, such that any relative in-plane thermal expansion between the panel and the casing is accommodated by corresponding relative movement between the sliding mount bracket and the sliding mount bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Joseph Barnsdale Cooper, Paul Robert Hayton, Joseph Rowlands-Conway
  • Publication number: 20150101254
    Abstract: A slider window assembly for a vehicle includes a frame portion having an upper rail and a lower rail, with at least one fixed window panel fixed relative to the frame portion and defining an opening. A movable window panel is movable along the upper and lower rails between a closed position and an opened position. A perimeter seal is disposed at the at least one fixed window panel. The perimeter seal includes a single continuous sealing element that circumscribes the opening and that is configured to substantially seal against a surface of the movable window panel about a periphery of the movable window panel when the movable window panel is in its closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Troy F. Tooker, David K. Johnson, Michael J. Hulst
  • Publication number: 20150096237
    Abstract: In an aspect, a window regulator module kit is provided, comprising a guide rail having substantially no helical twist, a carrier plate having a selected mounting arrangement configured to bring the guide rail to a selected helically twisted position when the guide rail is mounted to the carrier plate, a lifter mountable to the guide rail, wherein the lifter is configured to hold a window glass, and a cable drive assembly connectable to the lifter so as to slide the lifter along the arcuate rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Mlios Pavlovic, Vesna Pavlovic
  • Publication number: 20150096236
    Abstract: A door opener includes a base section with a pull structure on a first side thereof and a U-shaped mounting structure on an opposite second side. The mounting structure has a first engaging surface and a second engaging surface spaced-apart from and facing the first engaging surface. A distance between the engaging surfaces proximate the base section corresponds to a distance between a front face and a back face of the door. The door opener is press-fit onto an edge of the door such that the first and second engaging surfaces frictionally engage the front and back surfaces of the door, and such that the pull structure is disposed in-line with and extends away from the edge of the door. During use, a user uses a part of an arm or a leg to pull the pull structure in a direction along which the door opens, thereby opening the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Elias IBRAHIM
  • Publication number: 20150089879
    Abstract: A method for covering an end of a housing for an engine. A cover is positioned relative to the end of the housing for the engine. The cover comprises a structure, a flange comprised of a deformable material extending from the structure around a circumference of the structure, and a retaining feature configured to extend from a middle portion of the structure such that the retaining feature and the flange form a channel configured to receive the end of the housing. The cover is moved in a direction towards the end of the housing for the engine such that the retaining feature extends into an inlet of the engine through an opening of the housing to form an interference fit between the retaining feature and a portion of an interior surface of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Earl Sparks, Shelby T. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 8991103
    Abstract: An anti-trap protection unit for an electric window lifter of a vehicle or generally to efficiently limit excess forces of an adjusting element that can be driven by means of a drive unit is provided. For this purpose, a compensation trajectory of the drive unit is determined independent of the temperature, and a variable threshold function which is dependent on the temperature is determined as a function of the drive trajectory or the drive time, the threshold function approaching a defined threshold value asymptotically, and the drive force especially in the form of a measured speed of a drive motor being continuously determined and being monitored in accordance with the determined threshold function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Hallstadt
    Inventors: Markus Schlesiger, Roland Kalb
  • Publication number: 20150082700
    Abstract: A safety device for a glove port includes a hatch that is rotatably fixable by a hinge to an outer frame of a glove port so as to rotate between a closing position and an opening position for preventing or allowing access to the glove port, respectively. The device further includes a sensor associated with the glove port and arranged for engaging and/or detecting an abutment portion of said the hatch in the closing condition and generating an alarm signal when the abutment portion does not engage the sensor means, in particular when the hatch is not in the closing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Luca Sassatelli
  • Patent number: 8988213
    Abstract: A safety device for safeguarding a movable, guided movement element against undesired collisions with an object situated on a movement path of the movement element, said device comprising at least two sensors for detecting the object and the movement element and for outputting signals depending on the detection, and also having an evaluation unit for evaluating signals of the sensors and for generating a switch-off signal on the basis of the evaluation. For improved recognition of a risk of collision, the evaluation unit is designed to acquire from the at least two sensors a currently detected state vector from a set of state vectors which unambiguously comprise all possible combinations of the signals of the sensors, and to generate the switch-off signal in the case of predetermined state vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cedes AG
    Inventors: Tobias Leutenegger, Steven Freedman
  • Publication number: 20150075075
    Abstract: A multi-panel door assembly is arrangeable into multiple configurations. The multi-panel door assembly includes at least three panel positions, including a first side position, a second side position, and a center position between the first and second side positions, and a corresponding at least three door panels. A fixed door panel is fixed in the first side position, and a secondary door panel is displaceable between the first side position and the second side position. A swinging door jamb is selectively displaceable between an engaged position where the primary door panel is displaceable between the center position and the second side position, and a disengaged position, where the primary door panel is displaceable between the first side position and the second side position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Taylor Made Group, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Erskine
  • Publication number: 20150075081
    Abstract: A motor vehicle window lifter is provided with a twistable or bendable guide rail on which a driver to be coupled with a window pane is shiftably mounted and which includes fastening points which are connectable with fastening receptacles of a carrier element. Between the fastening receptacles of the carrier element at least one supporting point is provided. When bracing the fastening points of the guide rail with the fastening receptacles of the carrier element, the guide rail supports on the supporting point and twisting of the initially straight guide rail with a specified degree of twisting and/or bending of the guide rail with a specified bending radius is effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Olaf Kriese, Markus Schultz, Thomas Salhoff, Raimund Aschmutat
  • Publication number: 20150075073
    Abstract: A deployable security barrier system (10, 10?, 110) is formed by deploying bullet-proof or bullet-resistant barrier fence sections (26, 26?, 28, 28?). A control system which enables rapid deployment of the sections to form across a hallway or other closed area a barrier fence (30, 130) which is high enough to prevent or at least greatly impede a person from passing through or over the fence. The barrier fence (30, 130) may extend from floor to ceiling or to a fixed barrier extending downwardly from the ceiling. The barrier fence may have at least one transparent section (26a, 28a) to enable law enforcement or security persons to observe the situation on the other side of the barrier fence. The controls also permit at least partial opening of the barrier fence to enable law enforcement or security personnel to pass through it as needed. Supplemental alarm and/or distracting and/or disabling agencies may be deployed in addition to the barrier fence (30, 130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Roger P. Sylvester
  • Publication number: 20150059252
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a retrofitted door brake. The retrofitted door brake may, in various embodiments, comprise a hub comprising a cylindrical central axle, a plurality of projections extending radially away from an outer circumference of the central axle, and/or a cam comprising a plurality of pins that hold the projections away from a channel wall of a brake housing. The pins may be configured to break away from the cam to release the projections into contact with the channel wall, and the pins may be fitted with a cover, such that the pins are capable of withstanding abrasion and wear. The cover may comprise a cylinder having an axially running aperture, and/or a beveled edge that shaves a layer of the outer surface from one of the plurality of pins as it is fitted over the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Cornell Ironworks Enterprises
    Inventor: David Lueker
  • Publication number: 20150059248
    Abstract: There is provided an automatic door sensor device (1) capable of preventing a door (3) which is transitioning from an open position to a closed position from being erroneously detected as an object by temporarily changing a detection area (A, C2, C3). The automatic door sensor device (1) includes a doorway area sensor (7a) that detects the presence of an object in a doorway area (B) which includes at least a portion of an area defined by the path of a door (3), detectors (6, 7b) that detect the presence and/or the movement of an object in changeable detection areas (A, C2, C3), and a detection area changer (31) that changes the detection areas (A, C2, C3) when it is determined, by using the doorway area sensor (7a), that the door (3) is transitioning from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei IWATA, Masanao SHIRAISHI, Takayasu IKEDA, Takashi KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150054931
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a system for controlling a movement of at least one person into a controlled location. The system includes an X-ray screening system having an entrance area defined by walls and a gate, and an exit area defined by walls and a gate. The gates are automatically controlled based upon the output of the X-ray screening system. Additional gates, defining an additional holding area, are used for subsequent analysis and inspection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James Rayner
  • Publication number: 20150052818
    Abstract: A draft guard balancer is provided that attaches to, or is otherwise mechanically coupled to, or an integral part of, an existing balance shoe or balancer for a fenestration product such as a double hung window. The draft guard balancer creates a weatherstop along the track of the fenestration product that resists air, water, dirt, dust, pollen, and insects from entering the track and then the building. The draft guard balancer may be used with a balancer having a variety of springs, spring assemblies, balancer shoes and pivot bar arrangements. The draft guard balancer creates a seal that also prevents the increased friction that results from dirt and debris entering the track, thus making for a more energy efficient, easier to operate fenestration product. The draft guard balancer is equally applicable to both top and bottom sashes of a double hung window as well as other fenestration products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Robert Abramson, Gavin Patrick Abramson
  • Publication number: 20150055317
    Abstract: An access port cover system, including a housing for an item, the housing defining interior and exterior regions and including an access port through which access to the item from the exterior region is provided, a cover inhibiting access through the access port from the exterior region to the interior region, and a fastener connectable to the housing and the cover. The fastener has an actuation portion for disconnecting the housing and the cover to permit access through the access port from the exterior region to the interior region, the actuation portion being inaccessible from the exterior region when the fastener is connected to the housing and the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chamberlin, Steve Burton
  • Patent number: 8960372
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an elevator car is operable to selectively lock an elevator car door. The apparatus verifies that the elevator car door is closed, locks the elevator car door, and verifies that a lock is engaged. Once conditions are met, the apparatus signals an elevator controller that the elevator car can move through a hoistway. The apparatus further ensures that passengers can safely disembark from the elevator car by detecting the position of the elevator car relative to a designated landing zone within the hoistway, and confirming the elevator car is stopped at a landing zone prior to disengaging the lock. The apparatus thus ensures that the elevator car door remains closed while the elevator car is in motion or between landing zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation
    Inventors: Ernest Heath, Anthony Hamlett, Sang Choi, Brian Chapman, Sang Lee, Chet Willoughby, Jie Xu, Houston Patrick
  • Publication number: 20150048646
    Abstract: A sash mounting structure includes positioners which are respectively provided at the lower end of an insertion support portion and the upper end of a lower sash that are inserted into and supported by a door panel, and which define the position of the lower sash relative to the side sash by being mutually engaged; and a fixer which is provided between the lower sash and the door panel, has a predetermined degree of freedom in fixing position in a vertical direction and fixes the lower sash to the door panel, wherein the lower sash is fixed to the door panel with the lower sash being positioned by the positioners. This structure strikes a balance between easiness of positioning the lower sash and accommodation of variations in accuracy, thus making it possible to improve the mounting workability when mounting the lower sash to the door panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20150047265
    Abstract: A safety guard or gate for placement in a frame of an opening to prevent a child or pet from passing though the opening. The present invention includes an adjustable means for adjusting the guard to fit the width of the frame, wherein the adjustable means has a first end and a second end to form an axis along which the means can be adjusted. The invention further includes an attachment means for securing the guard to the frame; and a securing means for securing the adjustable means to the attachment means. The securing means prevents the adjustable means from disengaging from the attachment means along the axis when in a locked position, and allows disengagement and reengagement of the adjustable means in direction that transects the axis when the securing means is in an unlocked position. The present invention further includes methods for using the safety guard, and systems that include elements of the safety guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SAFE @ HOME, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph A. Morrone, III
  • Publication number: 20150040480
    Abstract: The invention relates to a platform door system comprising cover elements and sliding doors arranged along a platform for opening and closing passages between the cover elements, wherein the sliding doors when in a closed state are displaceable into different door positions along the platform, starting from which door positions they can then be opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hans Ulrich Reichling, G√ľnter Radczimanowski
  • Publication number: 20150033630
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an automatic operation of a power door of a vehicle is presented. An actuation of an interior switch by a user is detected and, upon detecting the actuation of the interior switch, whether at least one door of the vehicle is locked is determined. When the at least one door of the vehicle is locked, whether a vehicle security is set is determined. When the at least one door of the vehicle is locked and the vehicle security is set, the automatic operation of the power door is prohibited. When the at least one door of the vehicle is not locked or the vehicle security is not set, the automatic operation of the power door is permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael D. Oakley, Craig T. Kline, Dean A. Scott, JR., Hideaki Arai, Joseph P. Whinnery, Saeed Namakydoost, Yoshitomo Ihashi, Trevor Scott Whitten, Makoto Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150027057
    Abstract: Doors such as garage doors can be automated by pushing commands to a removable device attached to the garage door. The state of the door (e.g. whether the door is open or closed) may be obtained from a position sensor located within a removable device. An implementation may indicate, over a wireless network, the state of the door to a user. The user may send a command to a wireless transmitter located within the device to change the state of the door. An implementation may also send a signal to the door to change the state of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Freeman Britt, Jr., William Wurz, Shawn Ellis, Paul Heninwolf
  • Publication number: 20150027061
    Abstract: Door systems and door hardware components are described herein, along with methods of installing the door systems and components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Publication number: 20150030807
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of architecture decoration wooden door structure, which includes of a type of crack-resistant composite wooden door and its manufacturing method. It includes the core body, panel plate and core plate. The core body includes core frame and the hollow section which enclosed by the core frame. The core plate is installed in the inside of the hollow section. There is hollowed-out section in the panel plate. The shape of the panel plate matches that of the core body, and the shape of the hollow-out section matches that of the hollow section. A manufacturing method of the crack-resistant composite wooden door is provided accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Shili Zou
  • Patent number: 8938916
    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: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Truett Ramsey Thompson, Juan Carlos Cortes Arreygue, Terrance Woodyard
  • Publication number: 20150020461
    Abstract: A door support assembly that raises and lowers a door in a series of measurable, successive steps through a ratcheting mechanism. The door assembly also includes additional lateral ratchets and straps that help secure the door against a vertical support structure for enhanced stability. The door support assembly is utilized for the installation and removal of a door from a door frame, and transport of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150022065
    Abstract: A breech lock for a glove box is provided that may be used to transfer one or more items into the glove box. The breech lock can be interchangeably installed in place of a plug, glove, or other device in a port or opening of a glove box. Features are provided to aid the removal of items from the breech lock by a gloved operator. The breech lock can be reused or, if needed, can be replaced with a plug, glove, or other device at the port or opening of the glove box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: David Preston Lemonds