Connections Only Patents (Class 70/153)
  • Patent number: 9816299
    Abstract: A handle assembly is provided for use on storage compartment doors of a vehicle. The assembly includes inner and outer housings residing on opposite sides of the door. The handle assembly plunger resides on the inside of the door, rather than between the outside and inside door skins. An exterior handle can be grasped from either side for moving the plunger from an extended latched position to a retracted unlatched position for opening the door. An interior egress handle is provided to open the door from inside the compartment, as a safety feature. A key cylinder on the outer housing allows the handle assembly to be locked to preclude accidental or unauthorized opening of the door. The handle assembly allows the door to be opened by electric remote power and to be closed by slam action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Trimark Corporation
    Inventor: Barbara J. Pickar
  • Patent number: 9228374
    Abstract: A lock structure at least includes a driving plank and a guidance mechanism. The guidance mechanism and the driving plank are mutually coupled at a same unlatch position via the guidance mechanism, or, the guidance mechanism and the driving plank are mutually coupled at a same lock position, which prevents the driving plank from wrong installation to avoid a destruction of the lock structure or reinstallation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 9074391
    Abstract: A Panic lock for building into a door (2) or similar, with the panic lock including a lock case (3); a dead bolt (6); a latch bolt (8); an operating bar (12), wherein the panic lock includes a device that enable the same lock to be converted to realize the panic functions ‘B, D or E’ by moving or removing one or two screws, depending on the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Remi Emiel Van Parys
  • Patent number: 8201858
    Abstract: A locking system for a stop button employed in a mortise lock having a spindle for operating a latch utilizing a first spindle base and a second spindle base which are nested relative to one another. Each base includes an opening for the mortise lock spindle such that the spindle may enter the combined first and second bases from the left side or the right side. A locking hub overrides either the first or second base and is capable of selectively lying over either the first or second base. An abutment linked to the stop button interacts with the locking hub such that either the first or second base may not be turned by the spindle when this occurs. Locking hub selectively locks either the first or second base through its position relative to the same and allows the mortise lock to easily transform from a left-hand version to a right-hand version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Townsteel Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Moon, Michael Wright
  • Patent number: 7748244
    Abstract: A lock assembly for use with a bolt movable from a retracted position to an extended position. The lock assembly includes an exterior assembly and an interior assembly having an interior actuator manually operable to move the bolt between the retracted position and the extended position. The exterior assembly includes an exterior actuator manually operable to cause the bolt to move from the retracted position to the extended position and inoperable to move the bolt from the extended position to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Jose A. Garza, Kody W. Smajstrla, Joseph M. Estapa, Troy Dalsing, Jerry B. Bodily
  • Patent number: 7206181
    Abstract: A latch device includes a display apparatus having a display apparatus body installed in the ceiling portion or the like of a vehicle and a display section retracted so that it can be developed from the display apparatus body. A plunger section is fixed to the display apparatus body for driving an actuator section on the basis of input signals. A pressing structure is bent by the driving of the actuator section. Movement of a sliding structure is restricted by the bending of the pressing structure. A latch section projects toward the display section retracted in the display apparatus body in accordance with the movement of the sliding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Kimura
  • Patent number: 7100406
    Abstract: A locking mechanism that allows a live bolt lock plate and a primary vertical lock plate to move relative to one another irrespective of the plates connection with a drive mechanism is provided. The drive mechanism includes first and second gears and is used to move the locking mechanism between locked and unlocked positions. The live bolt lock plate has a slot defined therein and is engaged with the first gear of the drive mechanism. The primary lock plate is engaged with the second gear of the drive mechanism and has a guide pin mounted thereon. The guide pin is positioned within the slot to slidingly couple the live bolt lock plate and the primary lock plate, in addition to their connection with the drive mechanism. A tumbler stack is associated with the primary lock plate for selectively allowing the primary locking plate to be moved to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: John D. Brush & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Masseth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6679087
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safe mechanism for resistance to drilling, by use of a door mounted crankshaft mechanism. The crankshaft includes a shoulder which transfers force to the safe door rather than transmitting it to other lock mechanism components. A crank plate attached to the crankshaft rotates from an open position to a locking position, and by rotation moves a link arm with attached locking pins laterally into engagement with the doorframe. A re-locker device locks both the crank plate and the link arm in place to make entry more difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Rhino Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald K. Suggs, Brian M. Reid
  • Patent number: 6085558
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle latch assembly has a door latch displaceable between a locked and unlocked position, a housing forming a seat, a lever pivoted on the housing, and a linkage connected between the lever and the door latch for displacement of the latch between its positions by the lever. A lock cylinder can fit in the seat and with the lever and interengaging formations on the lever, housing, and cylinder retain the lever in a predetermined angular position on the housing except when the cylinder is fitted in the seat. The housing is centered on an axis and has an elastically deformable and axially rearwardly projecting tongue having a radially inwardly directed ramp surface. The lever projects radially from the housing and is formed with a radially outwardly open notch receiving the tongue in a predetermined angular position of the lever on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Michael Strathmann
  • Patent number: 5263347
    Abstract: A remote control locking device is provided for a door of a motor vehicle, which consists of a remote transmitter outside of the motor vehicle for transmitting a radio signal. A receiver is carried within and is electrically connected to the electrical system of the motor vehicle for receiving the radio signal from the remote transmitter. A piston is electrically connected to the receiver and is mounted within a door jamb of the motor vehicle adjacent the side of the door. A dead bolt plunger is axially aligned with and projects outwardly from the piston for a relative lineal movement between extended and retracted positions upon operation of the remote transmitter, so that the dead bolt plunger can engage with the side to lock the door and disengage from the side to unlock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventors: Mark E. Allbaugh, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5113675
    Abstract: An intermediate locking mechanism which is interposed between the existing door bolt works and the door knob of a standard key door lock, which can be unlocked by use of either a key or by entry of an electronic code, the mechanism includes the provision of an interconnecting means for interconnecting the door knob to the door bolt with which manipulation of the door knob withdraws the door bolt, a securing means for securing the interconnecting means to preclude its manipulation, an electrically operated means for unlocking the securing means by entry of an electronically entered combination code and a mechanical key operated means for unlocking the securing means by manipulation of a key. After entry of the combination code, the electrically operated means manipulates the securing means from a first normally locked position to a second position enabling unimpeded operation of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Patent number: 4345449
    Abstract: A lock employing a lock cylinder protected by an outer escutcheon and positioned coaxially with a lock control mechanism and an inner doorknob. An outer doorknob is supported by the outer escutcheon and mounted on an axis which is offset with respect to the axis of the lock cylinder and inner doorknob. A cam and pushrod arrangement is utilized to transfer rotation of the outer knob to the lock mechanism. The encasing of the lock cylinder within the outer escutcheon instead of the outer knob increases the security of the device by making it more difficult to tamper with the lock cylinder. In addition, slight modifications prevent the application of excess torque to the outer knob from releasing the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: TRE Corporation
    Inventor: Richard O. Mullich
  • Patent number: 4322958
    Abstract: In a door lock with spring bolt and dead bolt the lock follower body injection molded from thermoplastic synthetic resin is rotatably mounted in the lock case and resilient in itself without bias and without being influenced by any spring force when by radial movement of the lock follower body a plurality of legs extending therefrom bears against retaining pins and develops spring action by bending.The required spring load on the tumbler is effected by the provision of a free leg at the tumbler which rests unbiased against a stop pin and resiliently bends upon actuation by the key. The mounting of a door fitting at the door panel is facilitated by bores through sleeves provided in the lock case.The inexpensive fabrication permitting at the same time a maximum possible degree of dimensional precision is achieved by making both the lock case and the interior parts from thermoplastic synthetic resin containing no plasticizer. Preferably a polyacetal is used for the interior parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Inventor: Willi Eigemeier
  • Patent number: 4277964
    Abstract: PCT No. PCT/US 79/00088 Sec. 371 Date Feb. 15, 1979 Sec. 102(e) Date Feb. 15, 1979 PCT Filed Feb. 15, 1979 PCT Pub. No. WO80/01703 PCT Pub. Date Aug. 21, 1980A vehicle door latch assembly (16) is provided whereby a key (104) may be used to lock the door (10) and to prevent rotation of the outside door handle (20). A lock release lever (22) is provided inside the vehicle door for overriding the key lock (103) to permit the inside and outside handles (18,20) to operate to open the door. Even with the lock release lever (22) and the key lock (103) in the locked position, the inside handle (18) can be turned to move the lock release lever (22) to the unlocked position and to open the door. The outside handle (20) can now be used to open the door also. The outside handle (20) can also be released for operation by turning the key (104) in the lock (103) to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventors: Elmer R. Crabb, Alta M. Parr
  • Patent number: 4148092
    Abstract: The electronic combination door lock uses a push button keyboard in combination with a door provided with a dead bolt manually operable by an outer turning knob. The electronic circuitry for the keyboard compares an input code with a stored code and generates an enabling signal only if the input code is the same as the stored code. The outer turning knob is restrained from being manually moved to retract the dead bolt when the door is in its locked condition. This restraining of the outer knob is removed by the enabling signal which requires very little energy so that the dead bolt can then be manually retracted. Since the major portion of the work involved in unlocking the door is a manual operation, very little electrical energy is required for the keyboard and circuitry and a battery can thus be used to thereby eliminate complicated wiring to exterior power sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Inventor: Ricky Martin