Portable Patents (Class 70/14)
  • Patent number: 10407954
    Abstract: A door security device for preventing opening of a door. A first device includes a bar that seats against a doorframe on opposite sides of the door and a clamp that clasps a door latch and applies a force to draw the bar against the doorframe while pulling the door latch toward the bar. The door cannot be opened away from the bar. A second device has a bar that seats against a doorframe at the floor with a two plates that extend beneath the door and around to opposite sides of the doorframe. Removable pins or other locks obstruct the plates from sliding along the bar. The bar is tall enough that the door cannot pass over the bar, thus obstructing the door from opening inwardly. A closer cover slides over a mechanical door closing mechanism to be used alone or with the other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Silverback Safety & Training Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Bryan Lowe
  • Patent number: 10184275
    Abstract: A butterfly handle locking device that fits into the standard butterfly handle such as found on sportsboards, sportscraft and other objects, the locking device having two main body portions that fit together, each body portion having an extending flange and a central region with an axial bore extending therethrough, the two main body portions each having a wing arm extending from the central region, the two main body portions coupled together with an axle that passes through the axial bore of each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: David R. Harris
  • Patent number: 10113333
    Abstract: The invention refers to a bolt to pin lock with interchangeable combination to be used mainly in gates, cold storage rooms, commercial vehicles, containers, wagons manufacturing facilities, and doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Patricio Lanusse
  • Patent number: 10017242
    Abstract: A lockout assembly for first and second rudder pedals of an aircraft includes first and second spacers, each of which is configured to be inserted within a corresponding one of first and second slots disposed in an adjacent rudder pedal housing. A coupling mechanism is configured to couple the first spacer to the second spacer through the rudder pedal housing so as to retain the first and second spacers in corresponding ones of the slots. The lockout mechanism prevents movement of the rudder pedals in a same direction, and hence, movement of the aircraft's rudder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tommy P. Huynh, Gary W. Schmidt, Lance S. Schmucker, Amber L. Beasley
  • Patent number: 9967513
    Abstract: A multi-room media network includes a network for providing device interconnectivity for receiving and sending data and a plurality of content control devices coupled to the network. Password control for multi-room digital video recorder is provided through the resetting and/or resynchronization of a password for a multi-room digital video recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhao, Craig Smithpeters
  • Patent number: 9951551
    Abstract: A storage safe formed from a flexible fabric having a generally rectangular closeable outer shell, at least one longitudinal cable conduit channel and at least one latitudinal cable conduit channels and a plurality of wire cables of predefined length substantially disposed within said cable conduit channels wherein said longitudinal and latitudinal cables traverse the interior surfaces of the outer shell and further wherein said wire cable ends extend beyond said cable conduit channels; adjustable cable locks in operative contact with each wire cable end; at least one storage container disposed within said outer shell, wherein the wire cables are positioned within said wire conduit channels are drawn down upon and tightened on said storage container to form a wire cage and said each adjustable cable lock engages the opposite end of said wire cables end to securely lock the wire cables in place and further comprising a plurality of voids on a lower surface thereof and a separate cable segment and adjustable lo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: STACK ARMS, LLC
    Inventor: Brian D Booth
  • Patent number: 9945159
    Abstract: A support apparatus having a variable security level, including a tray for receiving a portable electronic device. The tray has a mounting interface structure on its outside backing surface. An unsecurable retainer mechanism releasably retains the portable electronic device in the tray. A variable level security mechanism securably retains the portable electronic device in the tray, the variably securable latching element includes: a latching element that is movable between a latched configuration relative to the tray for securably latching the portable electronic device in the tray, and an unlatched configuration, a security element that is movable between a secured configuration for alternatively securing the latching element in the latched and unlatched configurations thereof, and an unsecured configuration, and a lock element that is coupled to the security element for alternatively locking the security element in the secured and unsecured configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 9856682
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for efficiently restricting access to a classroom is described. The apparatus is particularly well suited for a school teacher needing to quickly barricade the classroom door and restrict access into the classroom. The apparatus of the present invention is efficiently slid under the door and tightened to the door and jamb to restrain the opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Shari Cook
  • Patent number: 9810285
    Abstract: An anchor point for a lever binder is disclosed herein. The anchor point includes a collar. The anchor point also includes a cap including a base and at least one arm. The collar and the cap cooperate to form an aperture for receiving a handle of a lever binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Cecil McNeilly
  • Patent number: 9796358
    Abstract: The apparatus is a trapped key safety interlock device for use with a coupling that comprises a body provided with a face seal, a rim on one side and a projecting spur on the diametrically opposite side. The safety device includes a coupling part (201) which is complimentary to the said coupling (102) and which comprises a body portion having a rim portion (207) on one side for engagement with the spur of the said coupling and having a spur portion (206) on the diametrically opposite side for engagement with the rim of the said coupling (102). The rim portion accommodates a release mechanism (16, 18) for selectively enabling and disabling a key retention mechanism within the device. The key retention mechanism has a key retention condition and a key releasable condition, wherein the release mechanism comprises a primary release mechanism (16) and a secondary latching mechanism (18) resisting movement of the primary release mechanism until it is actuated itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Castell Safety International Limited
    Inventors: Keith Brian Allingham, Georgios Papagiannopoulos
  • Patent number: 9708783
    Abstract: The plow lock is a device that is adapted for use with a plow or a snowplow in order to immobilize the plow or snowplow from use. The plow lock includes a first plate affixed to a second plate. The second plate forms a right angle with the first plate. The first plate includes a first lock hole thereon. The second plate is further defined with an outer surface. The outer surface of the second plate is affixed to a wedge member. The wedge member extends outwardly from the second plate. The plow attachment bracket includes a plow lock hole that aligns with the first lock hole of the first plate such that a lock is locked thereon so as to secure the plow lock onto the plow attachment bracket thereby preventing a vehicle from attachment to the plow attachment bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Lawrence Smith
  • Patent number: 9624697
    Abstract: A portable electronic device requiring securing against theft, includes a cavity with an opening thereinto. The opening is accessible at an exterior of the device, and defined by an upper edge, a juxtaposed lower edge, and a pair of juxtaposed side edges. The cavity is defined by an upper wall, a juxtaposed lower wall, and juxtaposed side walls, the side walls being angled relative to each other with a separation distance between them gradually increasing in a direction into said cavity, away from said opening into said cavity, whereby a planar cross section through the cavity that bisects both side walls has a trapezoidal shape. The lock opening has a size and shape slightly larger than the cross-sectional size of the forward section of a locking element and an interior larger in cross-sectional size than at the opening of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 9625234
    Abstract: A gun storage safe formed from a flexible fabric having a generally rectangular closeable outer shell, at least one longitudinal cable conduit channel and at least one latitudinal cable conduit channels and a plurality of wire cables of predefined length substantially disposed within said cable conduit channels wherein said longitudinal and latitudinal cables traverse the interior surfaces of the outer shell and further wherein said wire cable ends extend beyond said cable conduit channels; adjustable cable locks in operative contact with each wire cable end; at least one gun case disposed within said outer shell, wherein the wire cables are positioned within said wire conduit channels are drawn down upon and tightened on said gun case to form a wire cage and said each adjustable cable lock engages the opposite end of said wire cables end to securely lock the wire cables in place and further comprising a plurality of voids on a lower surface thereof and a separate cable segment and adjustable lock for securin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Stackarms, LLC
    Inventor: Brian D Booth
  • Patent number: 9548997
    Abstract: A computer system receives a service request over a service channel from a user device, initiates a challenge to the user device to provide authentication information based on a set of authenticators, and determines an initial level of authentication. When the initial level of authentication is not sufficient for the service channel or protected resource, the apparatus generates a challenge to the user device with at least one additional authenticator and determines an achieved level of authentication based on the further authentication information. When the achieved level of authentication reaches a target authentication level for the service channel, the apparatus continues processing the service request by the service channel. The computer may transfer the service request to another service channel with the authentication token obtained on the original service channel and further challenges the user device with additional authenticators when a higher level of authentication is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Keys, Kapil Pruthi, Xianhong Zhang, Mark A. Pender, Daniel Lynn Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9476343
    Abstract: A device is provided for preventing theft of a first vehicle component which is releasably connected to a second vehicle component. The theft preventing device includes a cover member arranged for obstructing removal of the first component from the second component and a locking member, which is configured for locking the cover member or the second component in an operational position in which the cover member obstructs the removal of the first component from the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Volvo Lastvagnar AB
    Inventors: Gert-Ove Wahlström, Christian Dansund
  • Patent number: 9470021
    Abstract: A twistable security cable including a cable and a coupling device. The cable includes a central core, two or more wire groups positioned about the central core, and an outer coating. The central core is structured to retain a shape to which it is deformed, and each of the wire groups includes two or more braided or twisted wires. The coupling mechanism is structured to selectively retain first and second ends of the cable in close proximity to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Hugh Kindstrand, Donald H. Warren
  • Patent number: 9242522
    Abstract: A coupler lock for attaching to a trailer hitch coupler. The hitch coupler has a socket. The coupler lock includes a locking bar and a plug member for receipt within the socket of the hitch coupler and supported by the locking bar. The coupler lock includes a base structure removably attached to the locking bar. The base structure includes a locking structure actuatable to lockingly retain the base structure attached to the locking bar so as to retain the plug member within the socket of the hitch coupler. The locking structure is positioned above the plug member with the base structure attached to the locking bar and the plug member retained within the socket of the hitch coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: WINSTON PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Winston Breeden, III, Thaddeus T. Brej, David Edward Birn Rathman
  • Patent number: 9206626
    Abstract: A method for securing a portable electronic device having a housing to a substantially immovable object utilizing a locking assembly having a security rod or spike formed with an anchoring end separated axially by a protruding end, a locking device with an internal locking mechanism and a cable permanently attached to the locking device at one end, includes several steps. The steps include securedly fixing the anchoring end of the security rod or spike to the portable electronic device upon or through the housing, attaching an other end of the cable to the substantially immovable object and inserting the protruding end of the security rod into an opening in the locking device to actuate the internal locking mechanism and lock the locking device to the captive security rod. Locking the security rod to the locking device concurrently locks the portable electronic device to which it is anchored to the substantially immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 9078532
    Abstract: A lock assembly having a front housing with a locking member. The front housing houses a spring. A slider assembly has a locking ramp. The locking ramp is engaged by the locking member when the slider assembly is in a locked configuration. A cover plate assembly has a transversal opening. The transversal opening receives a transversal member of a rail assembly when the slider assembly is in an unlocked configuration. The slider assembly has a locking tab that blocks the transversal opening when the slider assembly is in the locked configuration. Thus, securing the transversal member to prevent removal of packaging suspended from the rail assembly. A key inserted into a keyhole, is rotated to cause the locking ramp to disengage from the locking member to place the slider assembly is in the unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Hamid McHatet
  • Patent number: 9032764
    Abstract: A safety lockout hasp for interaction with equipment, infrastructure, machinery, appliances, tools, implements and the like. The hasp comprising a body, a cable for engaging the plant and a movable member being movable relative to the body between an open condition and a closed condition. The movable member interacting with the cable such that in the closed condition an intermediate portion of the cable is secured in its position relative to the body. The movable member also interacts with the body such that in use in the closed condition the hasp can accommodate a plurality of locking elements so that the hasp is prevented from disengagement from the plant when accommodating at least one of the plurality of locking elements, and when the movable member is in the open condition the hasp is prevented from accommodating any of the locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Kevin Chia-Hao Yeh
  • Patent number: 9032766
    Abstract: An anti-theft mechanism for electronic devices includes an upper protecting frame and a lower protecting frame. The upper and lower protecting frames of the embodiment provide protection for the 3C products, and the first and second assembling space of the upper and lower protecting frames provide adjustable dimensions to be suitable for different sizes of 3C products. The upper and lower protecting frames can further be provided with a locking mechanism to limit the movement of the positioning member after the upper and lower protecting frames being attached onto the 3C products, which prevents the upper and lower protecting frames from being removed easily. Furthermore, with the steel wire of the locking mechanism can be attached to a secured object to secure the upper and lower protecting frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: INGAMAR CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Su
  • Publication number: 20150128665
    Abstract: A ski pole locking device may include a pole ring comprising a first moveable arm and a second moveable arm, wherein the first moveable arm comprises a catching mechanism, wherein the second moveable arm comprises a catching mechanism cavity, wherein the pole ring comprises a closed configuration and an open configuration, wherein the closed configuration comprises the catching mechanism engaged with the catching mechanism cavity, wherein the open configuration comprises the catching mechanism separated from the catching mechanism cavity; and a lock ring comprising a closed ring configuration. The ski pole locking device may be engaged on a ski pole while the pole ring is in the closed configuration around the ski pole. Once locked on the ski pole the locking device cannot be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Salvatore Ferraro
  • Publication number: 20150096334
    Abstract: A liquor bottle security device comprising a housing; wherein the housing comprises a sleeve portion and a security portion provided on one side of the sleeve portion; a locking assembly is installed inside the security portion; the locking assembly comprises a toothed sliding block, a toothed piece and a fastening assembly; a reset spring is provided between the toothed sliding block and the housing; a compression spring is provided between the toothed piece and an inner side wall of the security portion, so that the toothed piece is pressed against a sliding block toothed surface of the toothed sliding block; the toothed sliding block is provided with an inclined drive surface; the inclined drive surface contacts with the fastening assembly movably disposed in the housing; the fastening assembly comprises at least one fastening plate having an arc-shaped fastening groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Jianmeng SHI
  • Patent number: 8991225
    Abstract: A burglarproof device for electronic device including a fastener, a control unit, and a lock core is provided. The fastener includes a plurality of lever arms surrounding a virtual axis. The control unit moves relative to the fastener and drives ends of the lever arms to move toward each other when approaching the fastener; the ends of the lever arms move away from each other when the control unit leaves the fastener. The lock core in an unlocked status permits the movement of the control unit relative to the fastener while the lock core in a locked status restricts the control unit from moving relative to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sinox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Wu, Chun-Sheng Wu
  • Publication number: 20150082840
    Abstract: A locking system for the file drawers of a standard file cabinet, and in particular a steel-constructed file cabinet. The system includes a locking device and a locking means, the locking device having an elongated bar that includes a locking end and an opposing attaching end. The attaching end has an upturned wall at its distal end that adhesively or magnetically attaches to an interior vertical wall along the upper edge of the file drawer frame. The locking means is a ratcheting lock that releasably and ratchetingly engage teeth along an edge of the elongated bar. The locking end of the attached locking device extends through an upper slot when the file drawer is closed, and the ratcheting lock secures the locking device and the closed drawer from opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis Sam TRINH, Albert Long TRINH, Toan TRINH
  • Publication number: 20150075231
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a casing that has a generally cylindrical configuration having a bottom side that includes a bottom side cavity. The bottom side has a topography that is generally a negative topography of a surface of an article with which the bottom side associates. The topography of the bottom side is defined by a plurality of offset surfaces that define raised edges, with the offset surfaces and resulting raised edges forming reliefs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PACIFIC LOCK COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory WAUGH, Matthew Watson YUEN, Joshua FLEAGANE
  • Patent number: 8978426
    Abstract: A hidden shackle style lock is disclosed. The lock has a substantially cylindrical housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a curved side surface. The lock also has a first cavity on the bottom surface of the housing which extends part way along a thickness of the housing, and a second cavity on the side surface intersecting with the first cavity. The lock further includes has a hollow sleeve slidably attached within the second cavity. The sleeve has a first end face, a second end face, and a third cavity. The third cavity extends from the first end face to the second face and is substantially coaxial with the second cavity. A shackle is coupled to the first end face of the sleeve. A core member with a locking mechanism is disposed within the third cavity and coupled to the shackle. A driver member is located between the core member and the shackle and couples the core member to the shackle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pacific Lock Company
    Inventor: Wei Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 8978427
    Abstract: Security tag includes a housing and a movable locking element. A latch within the housing is resiliently biased toward the movable locking element and movable responsive to a magnetic field between a locked position and an unlocked position. A guide structure is arranged to constrain movement of the latch. The latch and the guide structure are cooperatively arranged to ensure an engagement that will disrupt a motion trajectory of the latch occurring when the housing is subjected to a physical impact. Consequently, the latch is selectively inhibited from moving fully from the locked position to the unlocked position when the housing is subjected to the physical impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Wing Kei Ho, Gopal Chandramowle
  • Patent number: 8966945
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for use on a hook of a carting container, the device comprising: an engagement unit including a shaft dimensioned to occupy an engagement portion of the hook, a first plate coupled to one end of the shaft, and having a passageway associated therewith, and a second plate coupled to an other end of the shaft, a retaining bar including a stop plate, a locking arm having at least one hole therein dimensioned to accept a lock shackle, the locking arm being dimensioned such that a distal end of the locking arm can be inserted through the passageway, the locking arm further having a length such that, when the distal end has been inserted through the passageway, the stop plate will be on one side of the engagement unit and the at least one hole will be on the other side of the engagement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Buechel
  • Patent number: 8959965
    Abstract: A security device can be secured to a pedal vehicle to prevent the vehicle being pedalled. The security device includes a receiving means and a securing means. The receiving means may include a through-hole means for receiving part of a frame and a pedal crank arm of the vehicle and may have an open configuration in which the frame part and a part of the crank can be placed in the through-hole means, and a closed configuration in which a frame part and crank arm are held in the through-hole means against relative movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Derek Gray
  • Publication number: 20150033807
    Abstract: A lock device with wireless function includes a body having an entry key set assembled on a surface thereof, the body having a processing unit, a wireless unit, a power supplier and a main board assembled therein, the main board electrically connected to the entry key set, the processing unit, the wireless unit and the power supplier. Therefore, a corresponding key is unnecessary for the user to unlock the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Yao-Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 8943861
    Abstract: A theft prevention device including a housing comprising a base and a cam ring, the cam ring comprising at least one cam; an actuator rotatably coupled to the housing, wherein the actuator has a side wall defining a central space configured to receive an object; a coupler generally between the housing and the actuator, the coupler having teeth configured to engage the object in the central space; wherein the theft prevention device has an engaging orientation in which the coupler contacts the cam and wherein the teeth protrude from the side wall of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Gary Fong Photographic, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary M. Fong
  • Patent number: 8939309
    Abstract: A crossbar assembly for use in connection with a hatch on the upper surface of a container is disclosed. The crossbar assembly may include a main body and an adjustable body. The adjustable body is preferably slideably aligned with the main body and preferably includes an adjusting device attached to the main body and the adjustable body for transitioning the adjustable body between positions along the main body. Two extenders may be positioned extending outwardly from the main body and the adjustable body. The main body and adjustable body also may each include stops for securing the crossbar assembly within the hatch of the container so as to preferably prevent workers from falling into the hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sam Carbis Asset Management, LLC
    Inventor: William Shane Meacham
  • Patent number: 8938997
    Abstract: A security device and method to surround merchandise for theft deterrence. The security device includes a cord and housing for a knot in the cord. The cord is pulled from one end about the knot to tighten cord around a product and the cord is pulled from another section to lock cord in place around the product. The device serves to deter breaking in or stealing merchandising product. The security device may also include an additional housing for the cord to pass through. Either housing may include an EAS and/or RFID element for additional security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Wei Wu, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary T. Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, James Brodzik
  • Patent number: 8935943
    Abstract: A securement device is provided to secure a portable item from unauthorized movement or theft. A first bracket engages a first portion of the item, second bracket engages a second portion of the item, and an elongated member spans the portable item to attach the first bracket to the second bracket to prevent significant separation of the first and second brackets when in the secured configuration. An aperture or recess in the second bracket receives a plug or attached device, where the plug or attached device is plugged into a receptacle in the item. When the attached device or plug is situated within the aperture or recess in the first bracket and the first bracket is engaged to the item, the first bracket is prevented from lateral and rotational movement relative to the item. A lock may be attached to the securement device to secure the item to an anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jay S Derman
  • Publication number: 20150000354
    Abstract: A door stop includes a body having a longitudinal axis and a rotating toggle operably connected to the body. The toggle is rotatable such that a longitudinal axis of the toggle aligns with the longitudinal axis of the body in an insertion position and the longitudinal axis of the toggle is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body in a locked position. The door stop includes a lock assembly operably mounted to the body to lock the toggle. Monitoring circuitry provides indication of a location of the door stop and/or an alarm mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Orlov, Stuart Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140375455
    Abstract: Anti-theft protection systems and methods for portable devices, such as portable electronic devices, that are unattended during use. The anti-theft protection systems and methods use a combination of measures including mechanical aspects, such as tethering the device to an object that is difficult to move, and electronic aspects that detect unauthorized movement and or alarm the user or other responsible party if unauthorized movement occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott K. Taylor, Christopher T. Boyle, Alexander G. Sammons, Denes Marton
  • Publication number: 20140360232
    Abstract: A wireless ultra-low power portable lock may be realized as a lock apparatus including: a locking mechanism having at least locked and unlocked states, the locking mechanism operable to provide physical resistance to being unlocked when in the locked state; an actuator operable to move the locking mechanism from the locked state to the unlocked state in response to a received signal; and a controlling unit configured to control the actuator and to receive one or more signals from one or more devices external to the lock apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Velo Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack AL-KAHWATI, Gerardo Barroeta PEREZ
  • Patent number: 8904831
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a plurality of link members and a lock body. Each link member includes a first end having a first pivot feature defining a first pivot axis and a second end having a second pivot feature defining a second pivot axis disposed at an angle with respect to the first pivot axis. The plurality of link members includes a first end link member, a second end link member, and a plurality of intermediate link members pivotably connected to adjacent ones of the plurality of link members at the first and second pivot features. The lock body is pivotably connected to the first pivot feature of the first end link member and includes a locking mechanism and a locking member configured to lockingly engage the second pivot feature of the second end link member when the locking mechanism is moved to a locked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Scott B. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8899080
    Abstract: A system for securing an item is disclosed. The system may include a length of flexible cable, a connector, and a lock. The connector may selectively connect a first portion of the cable and a second portion of the cable to form a loop in the cable. The connector may comprise a base comprising a first aperture containing the first portion of the cable and a corner. The connector may further comprise a blocker. The blocker may occupy a blocking position wherein the blocker cooperates with the base to maintain the second portion bent around the corner. The lock may selectively secure the blocker with respect to the base and maintain the blocker in the blocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jay S Derman
  • Patent number: 8893534
    Abstract: A yard hydrant locking collar has two C-shaped steel hardened plates connected together at one end by a rivet. The rivet acts like a hinge and allows the top and bottom plates to swivel open and closed. The other end of each top and bottom plates has a locking hole. A one inch tapered slot is cut into the top plate near the locking hole. The top and bottom plates are rotated so the collar fits around the hydrant pipe. The locking holes and slot are positioned near the hydrant locking hole and the collar locking holes are aligned. A padlock is opened and tilted away from the pipe and the free arm of the padlock is placed through the locking hole of the hydrant handle and positioned over the locking holes of the collar. The padlock is then tilted back towards the pipe. The tapered slot allows the padlock to move towards the pipe so that the free end of the padlock can move through the locking holes. Once the free end of the padlock passes through the collar locking holes, the padlock can be raised and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Carl H. Niemi
  • Patent number: 8881559
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a foldable lock. The foldable lock is constituted by a lock head which is pivoted with a foldable lock rod set. Two steel balls are used by the lock head to control unlocking and locking operations, thereby improving difficulty in prizing. The foldable lock rod set is composed of plural flexible lock rods, plural pivoting sheaths, plural protective covers and plural bolts, allowing the foldable lock to have a better circuity when twining an object. By the abovementioned structures, the foldable lock can increase convenience in the locking operation and enhance the anti-theft effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Vulcan Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin Shu Chang
  • Patent number: 8881557
    Abstract: An adjustable position blocking device for sliding closures that firmly attaches to a glass pane of a closure and limits the sliding translation of the sliding panels of the closure. One embodiment comprises an elongated track (30) which adheres to a glass pane with very high bonding double-sided tape (40). The one embodiment also comprises a blocking slider (10) that adjustably attaches to track (30) at a plurality of track positions and is substantially tall to block the sliding translation of the sliding panels. Slider (10) comprises a modular attachment means that permits the slider (10) to be customized with blocking modules (22, 86, 96) of different form and function. In addition, one embodiment comprises a blocking module (96) which integrates an electronic device to detect the opening of a sliding closure and alert a user, a remote device or a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Franklin McEachern
  • Patent number: 8869573
    Abstract: In some embodiments of the invention, a security apparatus for a portable electronic device is provided. The security apparatus may include a plurality of shell portions, each shaped to wrap around part of a perimeter of the portable electronic device. The security apparatus may further include a connecting portion that engages at least one of the plurality of shell portions and to thereby couple the plurality of shell portions to each other. At least one of the connecting portion and one or more of the plurality of shell portions may include an attachment device, the attachment device being configured to engage with a locking head, thereby locking relative positions of the plurality of shell portions and the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Myers, Jonathan Corpuz, Jonathan Stacey
  • Patent number: 8863561
    Abstract: A door stop includes a body having a longitudinal axis and having angled sides defining an apex. A rotating toggle having angled sides defining an apex and a longitudinal axis is operably connected at its apex to the body at about the apex of the body. The toggle is rotatable such that the longitudinal axis of the toggle aligns with the longitudinal axis of the body in an insertion position and the longitudinal axis of the toggle is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body in a locked position. A lock assembly is operably mounted to the body to lock the toggle in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Orlov, Stuart Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140305175
    Abstract: A weapon lock apparatus having a magnetic lock system activated by a control module for releasably securing an article, such as a weapon, to deter unauthorized removal and use of the article secured by the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Irwin
  • Patent number: 8860574
    Abstract: A cabinet lock for protecting merchandise within a merchandise display cabinet having an inner door and an outer door. The cabinet lock includes a strike plate affixed to the inner door and a lock housing affixed to the outer door such that the cabinet is in a locked configuration that prevents access to the merchandise when the lock housing is operably engaged to the strike plate. A programmable electronic key communicates a security code with the cabinet lock and transfers electrical power to the cabinet lock to operate a lock mechanism between the locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. An indicator is provided for indicating whether the cabinet lock is in the locked configuration or the unlocked configuration. The indicator includes a first segment and a second segment that can be energized to visually indicate the status of the cabinet lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, David N. Berglund, Hrishikesh P. Gogate, Justin A. Richardson, William M. Warren, Andrew W. Moock
  • Patent number: 8851535
    Abstract: A security device for a double door, including a first locking portion having a curved portion and an elongated male portion, and a second locking portion having a curved portion and an elongated female portion. A lock mechanism includes a pair of rows of teeth having a gap therebetween and associated with the bottom side of the male portion and a locking prong mounted to the female portion. The locking prong has a flexible finger portion that terminates in a T-shaped end. The finger portion can slide between the gap in the rows of teeth. A release button mounted on the female portion, when pressed, causes the locking prong to bend downward, disengaging the T-shaped end from between the teeth and allowing the first and second locking portions to separate, thereby unlocking the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mountain View Promotions, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Michael Miskel, John Tyler Willis Hagler, Patrick Brian Murphy
  • Patent number: 8844329
    Abstract: A locking cable device which inhibits the theft of computer equipment. The security device combines a scissor clip designed to connect to the built-in security slot in computer equipment, a cable, and a lock. They are combined by way of a dual-action lock, with the first action capable of engaging and disengaging the scissor clip from the computer equipment, and the second action capable of separately disengaging the security cable to allow it to pass through other equipment or fasteners to allow the device to secure multiple pieces of computer equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Anderson
  • Patent number: 8839649
    Abstract: A lockout device includes a first member having a first lockout feature and at least a first aperture, and a second member including a second lockout feature and at least a second aperture. The second member is assembled with the first member and is slideable along a range of positions between first and second limit positions of the second member with respect to the first member. The range of positions includes a first lockout position in which the first and second lockout features are positioned to interlock with a first external structure, and a release position in which the first and second lockout features are positioned to disengage from the first external structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jassen R. Miller, Thomas J. Walczak