Latching Bolt Patents (Class 70/162)
  • Patent number: 10255736
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a mobile wireless device of an authorized person receiving an identifier of another person who is to be granted temporary access into a secured geographic area of the authorized person by a security system of the authorized person, a processor of the mobile device or the security system generating a temporary access code with specific features that is to be used by the other person for gaining entry into the secured area and the mobile device of the authorized person transferring the temporary password to a mobile wireless device of the other person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Suhasini Kuruba, Shanmuga Prabhu M, Hemanth Pv
  • Patent number: 9016095
    Abstract: A lockbox includes a body and a lid connected to body and pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The body defines an enclosure and includes a body aperture and the lid includes a first lid aperture positioned adjacent to the body aperture when the lid is in the closed position, such that insertion of a padlock shackle through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents pivoting movement of the lid from the closed position to the open position. The lockbox includes a slot intersecting one of the body aperture and the lid aperture for insertion of an item into the enclosure when the lid is in the closed position. A padlock shackle inserted through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents passage of an item through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Dudgeon, Scott B. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8950223
    Abstract: A personal lock box with a timer comprising a hinged strongbox with an internal cavity that is large enough to contain small personal items therein. The lock box is controlled by an electronic circuit. The lock box further comprises a user interface, a timer, a power source, and associated circuitry. The user interface allows a user to activate the device, selectively program a locked time, and initiate a locked cycle during which time the lockbox cannot be opened. Additionally, the lock box comprises a retractable locking cord for securing the lock box to large items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sean T. Joyce
  • Patent number: 8789745
    Abstract: A personal saving system for accumulating saved funds and allowing access to the saved funds after an elapsed timeframe features a sturdy hollow container having an open top and vertical dividers inside that create a plurality of chambers. The system features a plurality of lids pivotally located on the container, one above each chamber. The system features an elapsed time latch release system having a battery power supply and a microprocessor. The release system features a display, a money slot, one or more user interface components, and a demo button all located on a lid top surface. The release system features a latch first component located on a lid front and a latch second component located on a container front surface next to the latch first component when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony W. Barbary
  • Patent number: 8695385
    Abstract: A safe for providing security and storage of personal items. The safe includes a housing, a door, a user operable locking mechanism and a user operable release mechanism. The door can be opened only upon both proper manipulation of the user operable locking mechanism and proper manipulation of the user operable release mechanism. The user operable release mechanism is disposed to reduce the risk of theft of the contents of the safe by unauthorized attempts to manipulate the release mechanism. The safe may include a mounting arrangement for mounting the housing to a structure to reduce the risk of theft of the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Glenn P. Meekma, Dean D. Hacker
  • Patent number: 8695386
    Abstract: A lockbox for attaching to a surface including a housing, a lid that is selectively coupled to the housing and includes a lid lock that is arranged to selectively maintain the lid coupled to the housing and to inhibit removal therefrom. An anchoring mechanism is positioned at least partially within the housing and is moveable between an engaged position in which the lockbox is attached to the surface and a disengaged position in which the lockbox is removable from the surface. The anchoring mechanism includes an anchoring mechanism lock which inhibits movement between the engaged position and the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Flambeau, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Schulz, David Scott Jamison
  • Patent number: 8590351
    Abstract: A pair of left and right slide pins 10 and 20 are disposed at the rear side of the lid 1 movably in the lateral direction. The base member 30 is installed in the installation part formed on the lid 1 from the surface side of the lid 1. The operation handle 50 that drives a pair of slide pins 10 and 20 is mounted on the surface side of the base member 30. Also, the rotor 40 causing a pair of slide pins 10 and 20 to interlock in accordance with drive operation of the operation handle 50 is rotatably installed at the base member 30. The rotor 40 has a pair of drive force transmission engagement parts 43 and 43. A pair of slide pins 10 and 20 have the engaged parts 101 and 201, which are separately engaged with one and the other of the pair of drive force transmission engagement parts 43 and 43, respectively. The rotor 40 is mounted in the base member 30 in a state where the respective drive force transmission parts 43 and 43 are exposed to the rear side of the lid 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Piolax Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ookawara, Toshihiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8561441
    Abstract: A lockable container arrangement includes an interior and an exterior, the container includes a base part, a cover pivotally attached to the base part for displacement between a closed position in which the cover and the base delimit a substantially enclosed space and an open position, a lock mounted on the container, the lock including a lock catch operable from the exterior of the container, which lock catch engages a receiving portion to lock the container. The container arrangement can be selectively set in a key operated mode where the lock catch is operable by a key, or in a push button operated mode where the lock catch is operable by the application of a force onto the lock by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jonas Herrmann, Kjell Eriksson, Bjorn Larsson, Per Moller
  • Patent number: 8561847
    Abstract: A dispenser housing has a closure mechanism that serves to hold the dispenser housing closed. A key either can be carried by an individual to be employed to override the closure mechanism to permit the opening of the dispenser or can be selectively mounted to the dispenser housing to position a release mechanism appropriately to permit the release mechanism to be manipulated to override the closure mechanism. When the key is not mounted to the dispenser, the release mechanism cannot be appropriately manipulated to override the closure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Rosenkranz, Robert L. Quinlan, Jr., David D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8448483
    Abstract: A securement apparatus for a vehicle storage compartment includes a closure panel and a body portion. The securement apparatus includes a base portion, a handle, a tumbler and a lock. The base portion is configured to couple to the closure panel. The handle is pivotally coupled to the base portion to move between latched and unlatched positions, and includes a latch that is configured to engage the body portion while the handle is in the latched position. The tumbler is moveably disposed with respect to the base portion between locked and unlocked positions, and is configured to restrict movement of the handle from the latched position to the unlatched position while the tumbler is in the locked position. The lock is configured to move the tumbler between the locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Brant
  • Patent number: 8375752
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a key box is provided to include: a body; a cover, pivotally connected with the body to render an open state and a closed state; and a panel set, embedded on the cover, comprising a keypad module and a lock module. Wherein, by manipulating either the keypad module or the lock module, the open state and the closed state can be switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Shyh Ru Metallic Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Yu Chang, Wei-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 8341986
    Abstract: A key box construction, wherein a shaft of a door is provided with two parallel flat surfaces in axial extensions of the shaft, an outer cover is provided with bearing parts which each comprise a groove having the same width between parallel flat surfaces of the groove as the width between the two parallel flat surfaces of each axial extension and at an angle. The door is provided at the lower end portion thereof with hooks, whereby the door is hooked directly on an inner case by the hooks and a latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Keiden Security Kikihanbai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuyo Sakai, Yoshimasa Kataumi
  • Patent number: 8240500
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for securing access to an underground device such as a storage tank. A lockable blocking plate is secured to a filler cap for an underground storage tank in a manner to inhibit access to the filler cap. The locking mechanism is configured such that the lock and blocking plate may freely rotate with respect to the filler cap. The blocking plate may include a side skirt extending to cover portions of the filler cap and, optionally, portions of a standpipe and coupling for the filler cap. Free rotation is enabled by way of an annular groove in a portion of the locking mechanism, and into which groove one or more locking portions may be inserted, or by way of a freely moving swivel boss attached to the filler cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Dalton, Jr., Matthew R. Greiner
  • Patent number: 8196919
    Abstract: A lock mechanism is disclosed for a sheet store adapted for the dispensing or accepting of sheets. The sheet store comprises a container having a lid operable for access to the interior of the container and a shutter operable for the passage of sheets therethrough. The lock mechanism comprises: a locking plate movable relative to the container, the locking plate being operable to control a lid lock element and a shutter lock element; and an actuator arranged to control movement of the locking plate. The locking plate is movable between three positions, including: a closed position, in which the shutter lock element prevents opening of the shutter; a primed position, in which the shutter can be opened; and an open position which controls the lid lock element to permit opening of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Talaris Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Steven Copestake, Steven Michael Hosking, Fiona Joan Mancini
  • Patent number: 8051688
    Abstract: A lock device includes a main body, a lock that locks and unlocks a lid member, an operating button, an engagement member, a rotor that rotates by locking and unlocking the lock, a coupling member, and an arm disposed on the rotor and coupled to one end of the coupling member. The coupling member interlocks the operation button and the engagement member with unlocking the lock and releases an interlock between the operation button and the engagement member with locking the lock. The engagement member slides through the coupling member to disengage the engagement member from the main body by operating the operating button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Soma
  • Patent number: 7832239
    Abstract: A lock apparatus for locking a glove box that is rotatably coupled to an instrument panel of a vehicle. The lock apparatus includes an operating portion with a push-type knob, a pair of lock portions, and a transmitting portion with a transmitting member. The operating portion is located closer to a driver seat than a right and left center of the glove box in a right and left direction of a vehicle. The operating portion is coupled to the instrument panel between the instrument panel and the glove box. Each of the lock portions is located at each of right and left end portions of the glove box. The transmitting portion transmits a motion of the operating portion to each of the pair of lock portions using tension and/or compression of the transmitting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kozuka, Toshi Saeki
  • Publication number: 20100206019
    Abstract: A locking system for securely closing the lid on an enclosure, such as a grade level box, includes an L-bolt connected to a spring-biased slide member positioned on the underside of the lid. The L-bolt rotates in a slotted housing that securely retains the L-bolt under the lid. The slide member engages an abutment on the inside of the enclosure, when the lid is forced down over an opening in the enclosure, e.g., by foot pressure. Downward force on the lid progressively causes the latch to retract against the spring-bias from contact with the abutment and then snaps the latch into a spring-biased locking position under the abutment. The L-bolt is accessed from outside the lid, rotated by a proprietary socket wrench or similar tool, to retract the latch from its locking position sufficiently for removing the lid from the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Edward J. Burke, Robert H. Gwillim
  • Patent number: 7686207
    Abstract: A multipoint locking mechanism for an enclosure such as a mailbox which is gravity biased into an unlocked position. The locking mechanism includes a cylindrical lock member that extends through the panel and engages with a multipoint locking member that is rotatable about an axis that extends substantially the width of the panel. The rotatable locking member includes a plurality of hook members that engage with receiving openings formed on the door and further includes an engagement member that engages with the cylindrical member so that the cylindrical member can urge the engagement member and thus the rotatable member into a locked configuration. By manipulating the cylindrical lock member into an unlocked configuration, the engagement member is gravitationally biased to rotate so that the hook members are removed from the engagement member on the door thereby unlocking the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: John T. Jeffs
  • Patent number: 7681422
    Abstract: A gift box apparatus having a locking mechanism and a programmable timer for selecting a specific date and time for when the gift box apparatus may become unlocked to reveal a gift contained therein is disclosed. In one embodiment, the gift box apparatus includes an integrated compartment that may be automatically released from the gift box apparatus at a preselected time, thereby revealing a key contained therein, which may be used by a recipient of the gift box apparatus to unlock a main compartment of the gift box apparatus and retrieve a gift contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Tonaltzin
  • Publication number: 20090301146
    Abstract: A slam type locking mechanism is described. The locking mechanism allows a storage container with the locking mechanism to be slammed shut in a single motion. The operator may slam the lid or door to the container using a single hand that is only pressing or pushing the lid or door closed. The slam type locking mechanism includes a lock having a lock housing, a paddle handle, and a spring loading mechanism. The paddle handle is rotatably engaged to the spring loading mechanism. The rods are in a rotational engagement with the lock, wherein the rods have an offset that interacts with a striker on the container or lid in a locking relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Jeffries
  • Publication number: 20090173512
    Abstract: An electrical box is disclosed, wherein the electrical box includes a lid hingedly attached to a back wall of the electrical box. The lid is adapted to be selectively moved between an open and a closed position, wherein the lid covers at least a portion of an opening into the interior of the electrical box when in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas L. Elberson
  • Publication number: 20090084144
    Abstract: A locking bracket and a lock housing wherein the locking bracket generally comprises a clamping member and a fastening lever that attaches to a wall of a meter box base. The lock housing generally comprises a unitary member with a perpendicular flange. The meter box lid is secured to the meter box base when the locking bracket is secured to the side wall and used in combination with the lock housing and a locking shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: John Edward Stachowiak, JR.
  • Patent number: 7451628
    Abstract: An apparatus for opening and closing a door of a glovebox mounted in an instrument panel. The apparatus includes a latch mounted to either the door or the instrument panel, a push button mounted to the other one of the door or the instrument panel, a rack bar connected to the push button and extending inward, a pinion engaged with the rack bar, and a link having a rack gear engaged with the pinion. The link is movable to lock and unlock the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 7337636
    Abstract: An anti-theft device including a shaft divided into first and second brackets and a locking mechanism. First bracket defines first 300a and second 320a edges, second bracket defines first 300b and second 320b edges. First 320a and second 320b edges are hingedly connected such that first and second brackets can be opened or closed. Edge 300b includes at least one inner-flange and a locking tab. First bracket 260a includes sidewall 340a. Locking tab and sidewall 340a respectively define apertures 440 and 390. Apertures 440 and 390 are aligned upon closing the first and second brackets. When the first and second brackets are in a closed configuration, the locking mechanism is in operable communication with apertures 440 and 390 such that the locking mechanism is capable of reversibly locking first and second brackets together, and wherein the at least one inner flange prevents illicit tampering of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Bryan Witchey
  • Patent number: 7322218
    Abstract: A tank cap for closing a fuel supply port of a fuel tank is provided on its upper surface with a key hole and a cover for covering the key hole. The cover opens and closes the key hole by making the cover swing via a support shaft. Finger catch concave portions are formed at least on both sides of the cover in an axial direction of the support shaft, and each of the finger catch concave portions is structured such that it is possible to insert a finger thereinto and to pinch both side edges in the axial direction of the cover by the inserted finger. Further, a leading end portion of the cover is preferably formed in a tapered shape in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yonemura, Hidetaka Kawamura, Yu Shibuta
  • Patent number: 6857298
    Abstract: Locking systems for containers with closures. The locking systems have latches with a single actuator rod connected thereto. Locks are also provided. Opening the locks move the actuator rod. The latches can preferably be rotary latches, and the locks can be paddle handles connected to the latches or push button locks that move the actuator rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: S.P.E.P. Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Rodolfo Linares
  • Patent number: 6829917
    Abstract: A weapon container and lock assembly for mounting in a vehicle, for example, an aircraft, that may be subject to a positive accelerated gravity environment. The weapon container has a container body defining an interior cavity therein and a top lid that is selectively moved between an open position and a closed position with respect to the container body by a container opening assembly. A lock assembly is provided for movement between a first, locked, position and a second, unlocked, position upon application of an accelerated gravity condition of a predetermined level. In use, the lock assembly prevents movement of the container opening assembly when the lock assembly is in the first position and allows movement of the container opening assembly when the lock assembly is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Rodney O. Russell
  • Patent number: 6755449
    Abstract: A locking system for toolboxes, industrial cabinets and the like includes a push button operator assembly connected by at least one movable link to at least one latch mechanism configured to latchingly engage an associated striker to releasably retain a first structure (such as a closure) on which the striker is mounted in a closed position relative to a second structure (such as a cabinet) on which the locking system is mounted. The push button operator assembly has a button that, when unlocked, can be depressed to move the associated link to unlatch the latch mechanism from the striker, and that, when locked, is inoperable when depressed to move the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Lee S. Weinerman, Scott A. Arthurs, Arthur J. Kuminski, Leslie A. Farkas, Robin T. Green
  • Patent number: 6557385
    Abstract: A safety and anti-theft door guard for a server provides an improved door guard opening and closing structure for servers of 1U, 2U and 2U up specifications. The door guard of the invention offers a two-stage turning mechanism to allow hard disk drives retrievable from the server freely with interference, and also has a lock means installable on any type of models to provide theft protection function, thereby to resolve the problem of conventional single shaft door opening that might otherwise impede the retrieval of hard disk drives from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Shoei-Yuan Shih
  • Patent number: 6349578
    Abstract: A lock assembly having a latch member that is held in position against a mounting plate by tabs extending from the mounting plate without requiring a bolt, thus allowing a bolt having a desired one of many different head patterns to be installed in the lock assembly at a later time. The mounting plate has at least two upwardly-extending tabs for connecting the latch member to the mounting member without the bolt, which can be inserted through aligned apertures in the mounting plate and latch member at a later time. Preferably, each tab has a first portion that extends upwardly a certain distance from the mounting plate, and a second portion that extends from the vertical portion. Preferably, the second portions of the tabs extend in opposite directions. A back portion of the latch member is placed on the mounting plate such that a first tab extends through an aperture in the back portion of the latch member and such that a second tab is located adjacent to a notch in the back portion of the latch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Antec Corporation
    Inventors: Avraham Tuvy, Michael P. DiLonardo
  • Patent number: 6314772
    Abstract: A lock for locking closed a housing for an alarm pull station includes a lock cam and a lock cylinder assembly. The lock cylinder assembly includes: a lock actuation cylinder having a keyhole exposed on a front side of the housing and a key actuation socket in registry with the keyhole, and a tumbler plate movable transversely through the lock actuation cylinder and interposed between the keyhole and the socket. The tumbler plate includes a bore which is out of registry with the keyhole and movable into registry with the keyhole by a key pushed into the keyhole. The lock actuation cylinder is rotatable by an Allen wrench key fit into the socket. The lock actuation cylinder is surrounded by a lock body which is fixed to the housing. The tumbler plate is biased to be engaged into a slot in the lock body and is moveable transversely by the key to disengage the lock body. The lock actuation cylinder rotates the lock cam for locking the base plate to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventor: Eric W. Hohlfelder
  • Patent number: 6151933
    Abstract: A locking box for use in the cargo bed of vehicles, having a body and a lid. The lid has locking means that can be released from either side of the box, and are completely contained within the lid. A bumper is mounted on the lid to protect the box from collisions with items in the cargo bed. The body of the box is preferably contained within the cargo bed, and the lid is designed to complement the shape of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Daws Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Lentini
  • Patent number: 6095574
    Abstract: A computer enclosure locking mechanism. A bracket is disposed near the edge of a first enclosure panel. The bracket includes a latchpin retaining surface and a standoff member. The first panel includes a first latchpin clearance hole. The standoff member includes a lock bar clearance hole for receiving the lockbar of a padlock or other locking device. A retractable latchpin having a longitudinal member and a head is provided. A spring is disposed coaxially around the longitudinal member. A second enclosure panel includes a second latchpin clearance hole that aligns with the first latchpin clearance hole when the first and second panels are brought together at a seam. When the latchpin is retracted, the head rests against the latchpin retaining surface and the longitudinal member extends through the first clearance hole but not through the second clearance hole, thereby enabling the first and second panels to be separated or brought together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Ronald P Dean
  • Patent number: 6062052
    Abstract: Lock apparatus for a latch assembly comprises a lock cylinder or cartridge inserted via an opening provided in a latch body and retained by a lock bolt thereof to engage a latch assembly spring to prevent disengagement thereof from a stationary catch; the lock cylinder is removable for unlocking by retraction of its bolt, typically by key operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Galo Diaz de Tuesta
  • Patent number: 5875948
    Abstract: A truck box is provided including a chest, a lid, first and second latching mechanisms, and at least one locking mechanism and release mechanism. Two locking mechanisms and two release mechanisms may be provided. The locking and release mechanisms may be configured to provide ease of opening and closing the lid from either end of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Randall C. Hansen
    Inventor: Dennis Sadler
  • Patent number: 5683021
    Abstract: A gun case for mounting in a vehicle is disclosed including a container within which the gun is substantially entirely contained and a lid which is locked to such container. An electrically actuated lock is employed which includes a plurality of latches spaced along the gun case and a common actuator plate which slides longitudinally to unlock the latches in response to an electrical actuator device such as a solenoid or an electric motor. The container pivots down to a lowered unlocked position away from the lid to enable the gun to be removed from the container. A cam actuated locking mechanism is provided to lock the container to the lid when the container is pivoted upward to a raised locked position. A key actuated mechanism moves the actuator plate to unlock the container when the electrical actuator does not operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: J. R. Setina Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Setina
  • Patent number: 5582046
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle access preventive device for use with a vehicle having a door closable against a door frame, includes a hook member adapted to engage a post on the inner surface of the door frame, and an outer module adapted to abut against an outer surface of the door. A strap is attached between the hook member and the outer module and is adapted to lie in a space between the door and the door frame. A locking bar, used in a four-door vehicle for example, includes a hook end for engaging with a rear wheel skirt of the vehicle and an opposite end connectable with the outer module. The outer module includes a roller rotatably mounted therein, with one end of the strap attached to the roller and wound thereabout, and a spring rotationally biasing the roller to wind the strap such that the strap can be tightened between the outer module and the hook member, and a restraining assembly for releasably restraining the roller to prevent loosening of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventors: Joel P. Baumwoll, William L. Plumb, Mario Turchi, Ellen M. Baumwoll, James P. Santos, Paul D. Miller
  • Patent number: 5345795
    Abstract: A lock structure for mounting between first and second supporting surfaces including a cup mounted on the first surface, a housing mounted on the cup, a rocker arm located within the housing and pivotally mounted on the cup, a keeper mounted on the second supporting surface, interengaging surfaces between the rocker arm and the keeper for effecting a locking relationship therebetween, a spring located between the housing and the rocker arm to bias the rocker arm in a locking position relative to the keeper, and an actuator shaft keyed to the rocker arm and rotatably mounted in the housing and having a curvilinear groove therein for receiving a mating key for pivoting the actuator shaft and the rocker arm keyed thereto out of locking engagement with the keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Diversified Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. James, Garrick D. James
  • Patent number: 5329865
    Abstract: A security box assembly has a body portion and a cover portion. The cover portion has a top wall with hook and loop type fastener sheets for adhering the box to the undersurface of a table or counter, and has depending walls defining a downwardly open hollow interior. The body portion has a bottom wall with upstanding walls defining an upwardly open hollow interior. The body portion is moveable to and from a closed, locked position against the underside of the cover portion, in which portion the upwardly and downwardly facing openings are in registration. A parallelogram linkage system consisting of pairs of parallel pivoted links on each side of the assembly connect the side walls of the body portion with side walls of the cover portion thereby enabling the body portion to move downwardly and forwardly from the closed, locked position to an open position providing ready access to the interior of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Jeffrey McWard
  • Patent number: 5079935
    Abstract: A lock operable by a key between a locked condition and an open condition, the lock having a fastener for releasably securing the lock to an object, the fastener being movable between a retracted position wherein the lock is in the open condition and an extended position, a spring for biasing the fastener to the retracted position and an enclosure having an opening adapted to allow the insertion and removal of the key from the lock when the lock is in the locked condition and to prevent the removal of the key from the lock when the lock is in an unlocked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: John A. Zaucha
  • Patent number: 4991413
    Abstract: The antitheft device (1) for articles having at least an arm element (2), in particular spectacles (3) comprises a pair of box-like bodies (4,5) which are pivoted to one another (at 6) adapted to clamp the arm element (2) therebetween. One of these bodies (5) is provided with an element 10, pivoted at (9) provided with a clawed lip (11), the other body (4) having a first window (12) therethrough the pivoted element can outward extend and a second window (12') therethrough the clawed lip (11) can inward extend, the device further comprising locking means (18) adapted to engage the clawed lip (11), as well as key means (14) operating on the locking means (18) so as to cause the clawed lip to be disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Inventor: Mazzucchelli Arnaldo
  • Patent number: 4912952
    Abstract: A locking device is provided for use in a motor vehicle. A panel is mounted on the floor of the motor vehicle between the vehicle control pedals and the driver's seat, the panel being dimensioned substantially to prevent access to the control pedals. The device includes a hinge mounting for the panel whereby the panel can be hinged out of the way of the pedals and locking means adapted releasably to lock the panel in an operative position in which it prevents access to the control pedals. The locking device includes a vehicle radio theft prevention device comprising a cable adapted for attachment to a vehicle radio or the like and to be fixed releasably to an anchorage provided on the inside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Corporation Beta Y Zeta SA
    Inventor: Judd M. Magrobi
  • Patent number: 4730469
    Abstract: The application relates to a lock having a closing cylinder for a drop door of a motor vehicle, with the free end of the rotor being provided with a locking projection. To enable the drop door to be slammed shut even when the lock is closed, a ring is provided which can be turned through a certain angle about the rotor longitudinal axis against spring force and is mounted on the end of the rotor remote from the insertion opening for the key. A rotary latch body which is acted upon by a spring is coupled to the ring in hinged manner. The rotary latch body, in a base area, has a central passage opening for the free end of the rotor and a recess for the passage of the locking projection at a certain angular position. The rotary latch body has a projection with a bevelled side face which interacts as a mating piece with an inclined plane fixed to the vehicle to be movable against spring force when the door is slammed shut, to then be returned by the spring force to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Hanel, Fritz Haberle, Gotz Motting, Walter Munsinger
  • Patent number: 4716746
    Abstract: A lock mechanism is provided with a housing having a closable flap pivoted thereon. The flap carries a key releasable lock cylinder equipped with locking elements and a locking bolt slidable under the action of a return spring. The locking bolt comprises a shoulder cooperating with a stud mounted on a cam plate which pivots to bring the bolt into the open position against the action of the return spring, whereby the bolt is disengaged from a fixed abutment. The cylinder and cam plate can occupy a locking position (v) in which the locking elements are resiliently urged into a locked position within locking grooves formed in the closable flap so that the stud locks the bolt. When the cylinder and cam plate are moved to a second position (F) angularly displaced from the locking position (v) the stud frees the locking bolt so that the bolt can move for the purpose of locking or unlocking the flap whether or not the key is present in the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Paul Journee, S.A.
    Inventor: Maurice A. Journee
  • Patent number: 4674303
    Abstract: A safety lock for a seat belt buckle includes a housing for receiving and containing the seat belt buckle therein and a locking portion for releasably retaining the housing in a closed position wherein the buckle is substantially enclosed therein. When the safety lock is assembled in the closed position on a seat belt buckle and the buckle is utilized for detachably interconnecting first and second seat belt sections, the safety lock restricts access to the buckle in a manner which normally prevents a small child from disconnecting the seat belt sections but nevertheless permits the seat belt sections to be easily disconnected by an adult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: P. J. Salcone's Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Salcone, II
  • Patent number: 4641505
    Abstract: A real estate security device for controlling access to premises by realtors. A housing having a shackle lock is removably locked to a door handle of the premises. A barrier precludes access to the shackle from an interior of the housing. A portal communicates the housing interior with an area outside through a sliding door. A door lock independent from the shackle lock opens the door to the housing to allow access to contents of the interior where a premises key can be located when the premises' owner wishes to allow access to the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Inventor: Thomas A. Maurice
  • Patent number: 4532783
    Abstract: A key safe having a shackle to secure the key safe to a door knob or the like and a first locking means associated with the shackle to allow installation and removal of the key safe. The key safe has an interior chamber accessed through a removable cover secured by a second locking means independent of the first locking means. Thus the owner or occupant of a premises can provide limited access to the premises for a real estate agent or other authorized person by installing the key safe on the exterior of a door to the premises with a key to the premises contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas A. Maurice
  • Patent number: 4391111
    Abstract: A dispenser including a casing formed by a body member and a closure member. A stationary latching element is carried by a container for a consumable within the body member and a movable latching element is carried by the closure member. A key is received through the closure member to interact with the movable latching element to move the same from a latching to a nonlatching disposition. The dispenser is of the type adapted for dispensing the consumable and the latching mechanism prevents access to the enclosed space to all individuals, excepting those authorized access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Waterbury Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell A. Marcy
  • Patent number: 4306431
    Abstract: A cedar chest lock remains unlocked unless positive actuation of a strike engaging member is effected. The lock includes a strike member projecting from the chest lid for cooperation with a locking latch plate retained in a housing mounted in the side wall of the chest. The housing thus has an opening for receipt of the strike member. A latch plate is pivotally mounted in the housing and is spring biased to a position which avoids engagement with the strike member upon insertion of the strike member through the housing opening. A push button in the housing may be actuated to engage and position the latch plate for cooperation with the strike member. Actuating the push button and subsequent positioning of the strike member through the opening in the latch housing permits the latch plate to engage the strike member thereby locking the chest lid in a closed position. The push button may include a key operated lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Clark E. Craig