Manacles And Cuffs Patents (Class 70/16)
  • Patent number: 11293203
    Abstract: A handcuffs assist device. The device includes a housing including a shaft. The housing includes one or more pulley wheels positioned about the shaft and coupled to a first end of one or more handcuff cables. A second end of the handcuff cables is coupled to one or more handcuffs. The housing includes a ratcheting mechanism having a sprocket wheel positioned about the shaft and a locking bar coupled to the housing. The locking bar has a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. At least one of the shaft, the one or more pulley wheels and the sprocket wheel is configured to rotate about the shaft in a first direction and not in the second direction when the ratcheting mechanism is in a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Stanley C. Rak
  • Patent number: 11286693
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a restraint device including a pair of bracelets that are adjustable in distance therebetween, while at least one of the bracelets can be dually engaged during a restraint and dually disengaged not during the restraint. Further, this disclosure discloses a sleeve to enable a restraint device to be converted from a “chain style” into a “hinge style” and vice versa. Additionally, this disclosure discloses a restraint device including a first arm and a second arm, where the second arm is elastically coupled to the first arm in order to avoid overtightening when restraining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SCIP LLP
    Inventors: Jonathan Garry Heiney, John DePiano
  • Patent number: 11236531
    Abstract: A disposable, flexible locking restraint having a base and first and second straps integrally molded of a dry flexible plastic is provided. During use, toothed portion of the straps engage toothed portions of associated pawls to provide for unidirectional travel of the straps through the base. For increased security, pawl locks are provided on the base. Each pawl lock has first and second retainers to engage the pawl lock on the base, where the first retainer is spaced from the second retainer along a length of the pawl lock. When the first retainer retains the pawl locks in the base, the pawls have sufficient freedom of movement to allow unidirectional movement of the straps through the base, and when the pawl locks are depressed such that the second retainer retains each pawl lock in its respective lock aperture, the pawl lock engages the pawl and presses the pawl against the strap, preventing further travel of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ARMAMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 11078688
    Abstract: A prisoner transport kit is described including handcuffs, ankle cuffs, fetters, and locks for use in transporting a prisoner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ARMAMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 11054063
    Abstract: Clamping device includes a clamp frame that is configured to move between an open configuration, in which the clamp frame is configured to receive at least one longitudinal element, and a closed configuration, in which the clamp frame wraps around and holds the at least one longitudinal element. The clamp frame includes a coupling end having an inner surface and a coupling base having an outer surface. The inner and outer surfaces have profiles that form a locked engagement to hold the clamp frame in the closed configuration. The clamping device also includes a secondary locking mechanism that secures the coupling end and the coupling base to each other. The secondary locking mechanism is activated after the clamp frame is held in the closed configuration by the locked engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS UK LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Ratzlaff, Paul Craig Tally, Jonathan Mark Eyles, Roy MacNaughton, Nicholas John Swatko
  • Patent number: 10920459
    Abstract: Handcuffs include an outer frame and at least one bow pivotally coupled to the outer frame. The at least one bow includes an arcuate shape and a plurality of ratchet teeth. At least a first locking bar and a second locking bar are pivotally coupled within the outer frame and each include a plurality of ratchet teeth and offset shoulders. At least one spring is disposed within the outer frame and includes a first portion biasing the plurality of ratchet teeth of the first locking bar to interlock with the plurality of ratchet teeth of the at least one bow and a second portion biasing the plurality of ratchet teeth of the second locking bar to interlock with the plurality of ratchet teeth of the at least one bow when the at least one bow is brought into cooperation with the first locking bar and the second locking bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: John Malone
  • Patent number: 10731384
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a pair of handcuffs and method of making and using the handcuffs. Each handcuff includes a wristlet and a gripping portion. Each handcuff is connected to the other. Each wristlet is capable of being positioned about a wrist of a first individual. Each gripping portion is attached to a wristlet such that each gripping portion is positioned so that a second individual can grip the gripping portion when using the handcuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Sims
  • Patent number: 10669749
    Abstract: A handcuff design is provided, including a handcuff strand having ratchet teeth with openings formed therein, a ratchet button comprising teeth configured to interface with the openings formed in the handcuff strand, a universal handcuff key receptacle configured to receive a universal handcuff key, a pawl arrangement including a rotatable pawl element configured to be moved in a direction away from the handcuff strand by the universal handcuff key, the pawl arrangement including a spring mechanism, and a lock bar configured to impede movement of the pawl arrangement unless moved to an unlocked position. Unlocking the handcuff requires digitally actuating a first of the pair of ratchet buttons concurrently with digitally actuating a second of the pair of ratchet buttons while simultaneously employing the universal handcuff key, thereby releasing the ratchet teeth of the handcuff strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Creative Law Enforcement Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Kresimir Kovac
  • Patent number: 10550608
    Abstract: A portable lock apparatus is adaptable to readily transform between a single cable loop configuration or a double cable loop configuration, and incorporates a locking mechanism permitting selective release and securement of one or more cable ends to achieve either configuration. The lock apparatus may secure multiple components, particularly, when in the double cable loop configuration, thereby removing the need for multiple locks for securing a single article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Ka Leong Lam
  • Patent number: 10499616
    Abstract: A full 360 degrees hands free leash attachment unit is disclosed for walking or running with a dog, used as a child restraint and for construction workers or the like. It consist of an outer member that attaches around the waist area of a person. And, there is also a functional inner member and a leash attachment element which connects to it. Another embodiment has a circular waist member with a double curved inward design. And, another embodiment has a circular waist member with an extended lower shelf all around and, an alternate waist member with plastic pipe caps installed all around. All of the embodiments uses the inner spinner and the leash attachment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Jasmine, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10354787
    Abstract: A restraining device comprised of electromagnets attached to a structure and steel pieces attached to a person's wrists that are controlled to restrain or release a person. This restraining device is wired to an enclosure with various electronic components that provide many ways of activating and deactivating the electromagnets of the restraining device. For example, it could be remotely controlled by another individual over the internet, but could also be configured to be used alone for self-restraint. A plurality of safety mechanisms, including a panic button, a countdown timer, a network polling mechanism and voice control can all be applied to make it possible for the person who is using this device to be released from their restraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Kevin Spearman
  • Patent number: 10323441
    Abstract: A handcuff of the present invention includes a first forged cheek frame half including a first cheek arm and a first lockset cavity portion and a second forged cheek frame half including a second cheek arm and a second lockset cavity portion. When the first and second forged cheek frame halves are combined, the first and second lockset cavity portions combine to form a lockset cavity between the first and second cheek frame halves. A bow having outwardly facing teeth along a portion of the bow is rotatably fastened to the first and second cheek arms. A removable lock mechanism disposed within the lockset cavity, the lock mechanism comprising movable pawls corresponding to the teeth, wherein the pawls releasably engage the teeth when the bow is rotated into engagement with the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 10301853
    Abstract: A handcuff is provided, including a strand comprising ratchet teeth, a universal handcuff key locking mechanism configured to receive a universal handcuff key to unlock the handcuff, a first engageable selection mechanism located on a first side of the handcuff, and a second engageable selection mechanism positioned on a second side of the handcuff opposite the first side. Unlocking the handcuff requires actuating the first engageable selection mechanism concurrently with actuating the second engageable selection mechanism while simultaneously employing the universal handcuff key, thereby releasing the ratchet teeth of the handcuff strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Creative Law Enforcement Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Kresimir Kovac
  • Patent number: 10260257
    Abstract: Forged frame handcuffs are described, including a lighter but stronger rigid pair of handcuffs that includes integral side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 10188080
    Abstract: A full 360 degrees hands free leash attachment unit is disclosed for walking or running with a dog, used as a child restraint and for construction workers or the like. It consist of an outer member that attaches around the waist area of a person. And, there is also a functional inner member and a leash attachment element which connects to it. Another embodiment has a circular waist member with a double curved inward design. And, another embodiment has a circular waist member with an extended lower shelf all around and, an alternate waist member with plastic pipe caps installed all around. All of the embodiments uses the inner spinner and the leash attachment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Jasmine, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10180019
    Abstract: A handcuff design is provided, including a handcuff strand having ratchet teeth with openings formed therein, a ratchet button comprising teeth configured to interface with the openings formed in the handcuff strand, a universal handcuff key receptacle configured to receive a universal handcuff key, a pawl arrangement including a rotatable pawl element configured to be moved in a direction away from the handcuff strand by the universal handcuff key, the pawl arrangement including a spring mechanism, and a lock bar configured to impede movement of the pawl arrangement unless moved to an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Creative Law Enforcement Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Kresimir Kovac
  • Patent number: 10036184
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a pair of handcuffs and method of making and using the handcuffs. Each handcuff includes a wristlet and a gripping portion. Each handcuff is connected to the other. Each wristlet is capable of being positioned about a wrist of a first individual. Each gripping portion is attached to a wristlet such that each gripping portion is positioned so that a second individual can grip the gripping portion when using the handcuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Roger Sims
  • Patent number: 10030412
    Abstract: A handcuff shield includes first and second walls connected by an end wall to form a channel for receiving a pair of handcuffs. A slotted opening is formed in the first and second walls to receive a chain link or hinged for locking the handcuff shield to the handcuffs. When attached to the handcuffs, the end wall of the handcuff shield covers and prevents access to a ratchet mechanism of the handcuffs, and the first and second walls of the handcuff shield cover and prevent access to the keyhole of the handcuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Jess M. Danner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9970218
    Abstract: A remote controlled retractable leg iron device provides a restraint device which can be used by police or any other authority to maintain control of persons while in transport. The device is remote controlled so an operator can control the wearer from a distance. The cuffs are secured to the legs of the wearer and are attached to the housing unit by a cable which retracts into the housing unit. In a normal operation mode the cable freely extends and retracts so that the wearer can walk or move with little resistance. In an emergency mode, the device retracts the wire cable into the housing unit so that the wearer's legs are restrained tightly together—removing the lack of resistance and thus stopping the wearer's motion. The emergency mode is activated using the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Lee A. Reed, Richard Renehan
  • Patent number: 9903230
    Abstract: The device for securing and retaining at least one electrical harness in a turbomachine includes: at least one hollow profiled element that extends in one direction and has at least two slots of approximately the same dimension and; and a clamping element intended to retain the at least one harness in position in a manner parallel to the hollow profiled element. The clamping element includes: a touch-and-close tape designed to cooperate with the width of the slots so as to allow it to pass on both sides of the profiled element and; an end stop secured to the tape, the end stop preventing the tape from passing through one of the slots in the profiled element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Tewfik Boudebiza, Michel Henri Ziegler, Guillaume Marcillaud
  • Patent number: 9832977
    Abstract: There is disclosed a pet tethering device including: a platform, a harness, and a tether. The harness includes: a girth strap to position about the pet's waist, the girth strap including a first loop; a collar strap to position about the pet's neck, the collar strap including a second loop; and a back strap to position along the pet's back, the back strap including a top and a bottom, wherein the top is attached to the collar and the bottom is attached to the girth strap. The tether includes: a first end attached to the platform; and a second end including an attachment device, wherein the second end is threaded through the first loop and the attachment device is attached to the second loop when the harness is positioned on the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Oolie, LLC
    Inventor: Rashelle Smith
  • Patent number: 9771742
    Abstract: A remote controlled retractable leg iron device provides a restraint device which can be used by police or any other authority to maintain control of persons while in transport. The device is remote controlled so an operator can control the wearer from a distance. The cuffs are secured to the legs of the wearer and are attached to the housing unit by cables which coil around winch drums within the housing unit. The winch drums rotate freely in a normal operation mode so that the wearer can walk or move with little resistance. In an emergency mode, the device retracts the wire cables into the housing unit so that the wearer's legs are restrained tightly together—removing the lack of resistance and thus stopping the wearer's motion. The emergency mode is activated using the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Restraint Systems LLC
    Inventors: Lee A. Reed, Richard Renehan
  • Patent number: 9551170
    Abstract: A set of handcuffs utilizing a conventional single strand and double strand system with ratchet teeth to prevent opening by virtue of one or more pawls is provided. The handcuffs may be connected via chain or similar device. Standard handcuffs may be unlocked by use of a universal key thereby creating safety and security issues. This design incorporates secondary security features which require that a handcuff be manipulated in some additional manner simultaneously while a handcuff key is utilized. This system requires two sets of hands to be used simultaneously to disengage the locking system. One hand of a person wearing the handcuffs is unable to manipulate the handcuff on which it is worn. As a result, it is virtually impossible for the wearer of the handcuffs to unlock the handcuffs/restraining device even if the person is in possession of the required key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Creative Law Enforcement Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Kresimir Kovac
  • Patent number: 9388607
    Abstract: A prisoner restraint system for securing a prisoner in a police car, the system having a locking attachment member securing the system to the child seat anchor located above and behind the rear seat, a first strap member having an upper end connected to the locking attachment member and a lower end to which a prisoner locking member is attached, the prisoner locking member adapted to be locked onto either a pair of handcuffs securing the prisoner's arms or the prisoner's arm itself, a second strap member of relatively short length having an upper end connected to the locking attachment member and a lower end to which a quick-release secured latch assembly is attached, a third strap member of relatively long length having an upper end connected to the locking attachment member and a lower free end, a tongue assembly mounted onto the third strap member in a manner allowing the tongue assembly to be repositioned along the third strap member to shorten or lengthen the restraining portion of the third strap member
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. Rusco, Kim A. Travers
  • Patent number: 9328539
    Abstract: In a restraining device for releasably securing a person's wrists or legs in which a pair of manacles are made of flexible loops or straps with ratchet teeth at one end of each strap and a lock housing at the opposite end of each strap, each housing is characterized by being of hollow generally triangular configuration with a channel for extension of the free end of each strap through the housing beneath a pawl arm in the housing which is controlled by a specially designed key. The key is guided into engagement with the pawl arm by an extension wall on a cover plate which is permanently attached to the outer side walls of the housing by a combination of notched ends on the cover plate and ultrasonic molding together of the cover plate with the outer side walls and an inner support wall in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony E. Lonardo, Ewan R. Grantham
  • Patent number: 9089738
    Abstract: A rehabilitation device is provided by the present disclosure includes a handle to be grasped by an individual and a strap mechanism attached to one end of the handle, the strap mechanism adapted to releasably secure a weight to the handle. The strap mechanism includes an elongate portion and a locking portion adapted to releasably engage the elongate portion to enable the weight to be secured to the handle for use in rehabilitation exercises for the hand, wrist and/or forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathon Rosploch
  • Patent number: 9038426
    Abstract: A manacle configured to detain or arrest a person by placing pressure on a spring-loaded handle which closes a clamp. The clamp dynamically adjusts to the wrist size of a target individual or subject. When the clamp is open, the first end and the second end are systematically disposed on either side. When the clamp is closed around the wrist of an individual, they provide a maximum gripping force capable of detaining the individual from movement. Furthermore, the ratchet portion of the tool allows for the device to close around a wrist in an adjustable fashion, meaning the tool will automatically adjust to the circumference of an individual's wrist upon deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Flynn
  • Publication number: 20150121973
    Abstract: A prisoner restraint system for securing a prisoner in a police car, the system having a locking attachment member securing the system to the child seat anchor located above and behind the rear seat, a first strap member having an upper end connected to the locking attachment member and a lower end to which a prisoner locking member is attached, the prisoner locking member adapted to be locked onto either a pair of handcuffs securing the prisoner's arms or the prisoner's arm itself, a second strap member of relatively short length having an upper end connected to the locking attachment member and a lower end to which a quick-release secured latch assembly is attached, a third strap member of relatively long length having an upper end connected to the locking attachment member and a lower free end, a tongue assembly mounted onto the third strap member in a manner allowing the tongue assembly to be repositioned along the third strap member to shorten or lengthen the restraining portion of the third strap member
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kim A. Travers, Mark A. Rusco
  • Publication number: 20150107311
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongated peg and box tube, the peg and box tube are coaxially aligned along a longitudinal axis of the respective peg and are concentric, first and second apertures extending through the peg and box tube, first and second respective arms within the peg each with a plurality of teeth from an exterior wall towards a second, opposing side of the peg directly adjacent one of the first and second apertures and a strap extending from each of the peg and box tube and from opposing longitudinal ends, wherein each of the straps has a plurality of notches extending perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the strap, where each of the plurality of teeth of the respective arms engages one of the plurality of notches of a respective strap inserted through a corresponding one of the first and second apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Siu Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 8991224
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a ratchet type gunlock that has a ratchet for locking the gunlock. The security apparatus prevents the gunlock from being shimmed using shimming techniques well known in the art. A star-shaped cogwheel having asymmetrical teeth prevents the shim from reaching the locked ratchet. The security apparatus also provides an extended ratchet latching assembly that features a pivot and a unique shoe-shaped latch that attaches to a plunger via a ball head such that the connections provided between the three elements of the latching assembly enable the latching assembly to remain locked despite severe impact, wrenching or shaking, yet can be easily opened even once the forces being applied to the gunlock ceases even when the deformation to the gunlock is irreversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tibor Kalman Zalavari
  • Publication number: 20150068256
    Abstract: A manacle configured to detain or arrest a person by placing pressure on a spring-loaded handle which closes a clamp. The clamp dynamically adjusts to the wrist size of a target individual or subject. When the clamp is open, the first end and the second end are systematically disposed on either side. When the clamp is closed around the wrist of an individual, they provide a maximum gripping force capable of detaining the individual from movement. Furthermore, the ratchet portion of the tool allows for the device to close around a wrist in an adjustable fashion, meaning the tool will automatically adjust to the circumference of an individual's wrist upon deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Flynn
  • Patent number: 8904832
    Abstract: A handcuff that includes two compression control mechanisms that allow the handcuff to ensure a tight fit, but prevent the handcuff from being over-tightened causing injury and preventing potential liability. The handcuff includes a first half bracelet and a second half bracelet that are pivotally coupled. The first half bracelet includes a base that houses a locking mechanism and the second half bracelet includes a toothed portion that operably engages the locking mechanism. The handcuff includes a first compression control mechanism proximate the first half bracelet and a second compression control mechanism proximate the second half bracelet. The first and second compression control mechanisms engage the locking mechanism and are operable to automatically change the locking mechanism from an active mode to a locked mode to ensure the proper closure of the handcuff, and prevent the handcuff from being over constricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140355167
    Abstract: There is provided a device and system for restraining detainees through devices attached to the detainees and configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur. Restraining devices may be activated by internal control systems or by external controllers that transmit activation signals to the restraining device. External controllers may be actuated by an external controlling entity such as a detention guard or other person or system, or may be controlled by an enabling signal sent by wired or wireless connections to the controller. There is also provided a system for detainee restraint where multiple detainees may be restrained collectively or individually in a controlled environment such as a detention facility, a jail, or a detainee transport vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Corbin Reese, Donald L. Pegg, Lucius L. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8839796
    Abstract: There is provided a device and system for restraining detainees through devices attached to the detainees and configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur. Restraining devices may be activated by internal control systems or by external controllers that transmit activation signals to the restraining device. External controllers may be actuated by an external controlling entity such as a detention guard or other person or system, or may be controlled by an enabling signal sent by wired or wireless connections to the controller. There is also provided a system for detainee restraint where multiple detainees may be restrained collectively or individually in a controlled environment such as a detention facility, a jail, or a detainee transport vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Scottsdale Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Corbin Reese, Donald L. Pegg, Lucius L. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20140260440
    Abstract: A restraint device having a tubular body with a handle at one end and a telescopic extension rod at the other end which allows the overall length of the body to be selectively adjusted. A cuff is attached to a tether at the end of the rod in a non-deployed position. The tether can be released so a law enforcement officer can loosely control a detainee. Electrical circuitry in the body is connected to electrodes on the lower end of the handle and on the cuff so a disabling charge can be delivered. The device is also useful to civilians as a protective device when jogging, walking, bicycling or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James R. Lash
  • Patent number: 8833310
    Abstract: A tether device is provided which includes a first wristband to which a retracting mechanism is attached. A first end of a cord may be attached to the retracting mechanism. A second end of the cord may be attached to a second band. The retracting mechanism permits retraction and extension of the cord between the first and second wristbands responsive to changes in distance between first and second persons wearing the respective first and second wristbands. The present tether device provides an effective, lightweight tether system that may be used by an adult for inconspicuous, hands-free restraint of a child, particularly in public areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kinderkord, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Konigsberg, Joan Lunden
  • Patent number: 8776563
    Abstract: Described herein are several versions of concealed handcuff keys including a key concealed within a pouch as a zipper pull, a key concealed as a common pen cap/clip, a key concealed as a coin, a key concealed as a bootlace/shoelace end, and a key concealed within a receiver in the back side of a belt buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shomer-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Jaffe, Jeffery D. Jaffe, Brian Dereau
  • Patent number: 8776555
    Abstract: A handcuff assembly comprising a pair of handcuff bodies retained to one another by one or more linkages. Each body extends between a pivot end and a body latching end. A locking arm is pivotally assembled to the handcuff body pivot end. A series of ratcheted teeth extend along a portion of each locking arm proximate an arm latching end. A first locking pawl is integrated into each handcuff body, wherein the first locking pawl is operated by a key to engage the pawl with the ratcheted teeth, retaining the handcuff assembly in a locked configuration. A second locking mechanism is provided at the pivot assembly, wherein the second locking mechanism resists pivotal motion of the locking arm when oriented into a locked configuration by way of rotating a key. The handcuff assembly requires rotation of two separate locking mechanisms by two separate key motions to unlock each locking arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew S. Lofgren
  • Patent number: 8769998
    Abstract: A biased cuff assembly comfortably but securely cuffs extremities of a person. The assembly includes a cuff having a first arcuate section hingedly coupled to a second arcuate section configured to form a closed loop to secure the cuff to an extremity of a person. A sheath is pivotally coupled to the first arcuate section of the cuff. The first arcuate section of the cuff is positioned in a slot in the sheath. The sheath has an arcuate edge extending into an opening of the loop when the sheath is in a retracted position wherein the arcuate edge of the sheath is configured to contact the extremity extending through the loop. A biasing member is coupled to the first arcuate section of the cuff and positioned to bias the sheath to pivot outwardly away from the opening of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chad A. MacConnell
  • Patent number: 8770150
    Abstract: A restraint device having a tubular body with a handle at one end and a telescopic extension rod at the other end which allows the overall length of the body to be selectively adjusted. A cuff is attached to a tether at the end of the rod in a non-deployed position. The tether can be released so a law enforcement officer can loosely control a detainee. Electrical circuitry in the body is connected to electrodes on the lower end of the handle and on the cuff so a disabling charge can be delivered. The device is also useful to civilians as a protective device when jogging, walking, bicycling or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: James R. Lash
  • Patent number: 8689590
    Abstract: A vandal guard for a utility enclosure includes a cover with a cover plate and a shackle cover on top of the cover plate. The shackle cover is located over a slot in the cover plate for receiving a staple. When the staple is secured with a lock, the shackle of the lock is shielded by the shackle cover to protect it from tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Madruga Iron Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Raymond Madruga, Raymond Michael Madruga
  • Patent number: 8683829
    Abstract: A handcuff comprising a bolt and a bolt spring which work to double lock the handcuff. The bolt comprises an underside having teeth which are engagable with the teeth of a jaw. The underside of the bolt comprises a groove through which a stud disposed on a cheek head of the handcuff is positioned to thereby further secure the bolt in position when the handcuff is locked. The bolt further comprises an upper side comprising a groove, a spring stop, and a detent. The bolt spring comprises a body bent to form a side wall which bridges a first spring leg portion to a second spring leg portion, wherein the first and second spring leg portions engage with the upper side of the bolt to hold the bolt spring in a first position. The spring stop prevents the bolt spring from over-rotation, and therefore, prevents breakage of the bolt spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Tool Company
    Inventor: Joseph Gotta
  • Patent number: 8667822
    Abstract: Described herein are examples of concealed handcuff keys including a key concealed as a bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Schomer-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Jaffe, Jeffery Jaffe
  • Patent number: 8635750
    Abstract: A device for handling or storing one or more items, has a pair of generally rigid jaw members each having a hinge end and an outer end. The jaw members have a first, open position in which the outer ends are spaced apart to define a receiving space and a plurality of closed positions. The jaw members are self aligned and one of them has an engagement member to engage the other. The engagement member is separate from either jaw member, and may therefore be made of a different material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Mark H. Ginocchio
  • Publication number: 20130333425
    Abstract: A set of double locking handcuffs wherein a single cuff has a frame that is a solid member, having an ergonomic base and a single arcuate arm, to which an opposite-facing arcuate swing arm is pivotally affixed at the top of the arm that rotates parallel to the frame in a bypass manner without a mechanical union with the base of the frame. At the top of the swing arm at the pivot point is the housing, having the gear, pawl, and lock assembly disposed in its cavity. The gear's circumference has both ratcheting and smooth surfaces that cooperate with the pawl. The lock assembly comprises a keyway that is configured to cooperate with protrusions within the cavity to prevent defeat of the cuff. The housing of one cuff is at the opposite axial end of the housing of the adjoining cuff when the set is extended outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: SCOTT GREGORY KRELLE
  • Patent number: 8607742
    Abstract: A restraint device having a tubular body with a handle at one end and a telescopic extension rod at the other end which allows the overall length of the body to be selectively adjusted. A cuff is attached to a tether at the end of the rod in a non-deployed position. The tether can be released so a law enforcement officer can loosely control a detainee. Electrical circuitry in the body is connected to electrodes on the lower end of the handle and on the cuff so a disabling charge can be delivered. The device is also useful to civilians as a protective device when jogging, walking, bicycling or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: James R. Lash
  • Patent number: 8595904
    Abstract: A disposable handcuff system restrains a person's wrists. The system has a flexible tie comprising a locking head, an elongated, substantially planar strap extending from the locking head having a through passageway, and a locking sleeve. The locking head and the locking sleeve have stops that permit the end of the strap to be readily inserted through the passageway and the locking sleeve, but inhibit withdrawal of the strap after it has been tightened around the wrists of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Jersey Tactical Corp.
    Inventors: Nicholas Klementowicz, III, John A. Dapkins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8578742
    Abstract: An automated wrist restraint system providing a safe and simple device to immobilize a suspect. A conformal flexible band is employed in a loop configuration, to allow, in the open position, the entry of the largest sized hand encountered in the field. In the closed position the band conforms to the geometry of the wrist to minimize contact forces and prevent wrist injury. Additionally, a microprocessor, controlled servomechanism opens, closes and slackens the band to further prevent wrist injury. A simply activated, holster worn, radio transmitter allows the operator to remotely activate the system, while maintaining a safe distance from the suspect. Among the many possibilities contemplated, the system may be fitted to a law enforcement vehicle, or a robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Burt H. Shulman
  • Patent number: 8539798
    Abstract: Handcuffs characterized by a single locking head/single strap support receiving a single handcuff strap. The single locking head/single strap support includes a manually movable locking member which includes locking member ratchets for engagement with the strap ratchets. With one embodiment of the single-strap handcuff apparatus of the invention, a two-link chain of single-strap handcuff apparatuses is formed. With another embodiment of the single-strap handcuff apparatus of the invention, a three-link chain of single-strap handcuff apparatuses is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Harrington
  • Patent number: 8522581
    Abstract: A safety shield for double-lock leg cuffs having a first lock for disengaging or releasing the leglets after the same have been applied to the legs of a prisoner, and a second lock for fixing the preset contracted position of the leglets on the prisoner's legs. The box-like shield comprises access slots in a wall thereof through which a portion of the associated leg cuff key may be inserted to actuate the second lock without opening the shield or revealing the first lock or removing the shield from the leg cuffs. This arrangement permits the shields to be secured over the leg cuffs prior to application to a prisoner and thereby enhances the officer's safety. The safety shield is also suitable for use with handcuffs including a pair of wristlets pivotally and rotatably connected by either an enlarged ring portion or a short link chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CSI-Penn Arms, LLC
    Inventor: Charles E. Thompson