Clamps Patents (Class 70/19)
  • Patent number: 9727085
    Abstract: A system for use with a tablet computer includes a host electronic board configured to connect the tablet computer to a plurality of peripheral devices. An enclosure is configured to enclose the host electronic board and the tablet computer in an interior space of the enclosure. The enclosure includes a first part and a second part, which are moveable relative to one another between an open position for adding and removing the tablet computer from the enclosure and a closed position. The enclosure is configured so the interior space of the enclosure is substantially inaccessible from outside the enclosure in the closed position. The system includes a lock on the enclosure. The lock is configured to selectively convert from an unlocked configuration in which the first and second parts of the enclosure can be moved to the open position and a locked configuration in which the first and second parts of the enclosure cannot be non-destructively moved from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INDUCOMP Corporation
    Inventor: John T. Weldon
  • Patent number: 9704606
    Abstract: A closure device for containers for transporting radioactive substances, having a first and a second component each with a comb-like portion, wherein the comb-like portions, with the closure device locked, has a bolt element passing through them. The bolt element has a head with an accommodating recess running transversally to the longitudinal axis of the bolt element, that one of the components has a through-opening which, with the bolt passing through the comb-like portions, is aligned with an accommodating recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DAHER NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Hilbert, Alois Korn
  • Patent number: 9289080
    Abstract: A rail assembly lock having a lock assembly with a hinge assembly, a key assembly, and a rail assembly. The lock assembly mounts onto the rail assembly, and the key assembly is used to unlock the lock assembly. The rail assembly has first and second rail members kept at a spaced apart relationship with respect to each other by a transversal member. The first and second rail members have curvatures next to distal ends. Packaging containing products suspend from the first and second rail members between the curvatures and the transversal member. The lock assembly has a top wall, a bottom wall, first and second sidewalls, a front wall, and upper and lower interior walls. Defined at the lower interior wall is an aperture. Extending from the upper interior wall towards the aperture is a locking shaft assembly. The locking shaft assembly has a shaft having an end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Hamid Mchatet
  • Patent number: 9284760
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a panelboard guard assembly configured to restrict access to a panelboard having a cover and a door defined therein, the cover having first and second side edges. The panelboard guard assembly includes a first strap, a second strap and an adjusting mechanism. The first strap has a first outer end and a first inner end. The second strap has a second outer end and a second inner end. The adjusting mechanism extends between and couples the first strap and the second strap at the first and second inner ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ADK Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Kit Canaday, Christopher Anthony Canaday
  • Patent number: 9194532
    Abstract: A merchandise display security device for displaying and protecting articles of merchandise includes a security sensor having adjustable retaining arms for securely retaining articles of merchandise having various dimensions. Each of the opposed retaining arms includes a grip portion at a first end and a rack portion at a second end opposite the grip portion that operatively engages a rotatable pinion gear. The rack portions are disposed about the pinion gear such that the retaining arms are moveable in a lateral direction in opposite directions to accommodate articles of merchandise having various widths. The retaining arms are rotatably disposed within a base portion and a cap portion removably attached to the base portion such that the retaining arms are rotatable about a lateral axis to accommodate articles of merchandise having various thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bisesti, David N. Berglund, Karl Lindroth
  • Patent number: 9070265
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (1500) for operating a security tag (132) of an Electronic Article Surveillance (“EAS”) system. The methods involving: attaching a clip (210) to a curved sidewall (202) of an article (102) such that a central body (304) of the security tag is vertically aligned with a central axis of the curved sidewall; maintaining the vertical alignment by locating first and second flanges (306, 502) of the security tag against respective opposing surface areas of the curved sidewall; wrapping a securement member (212) of the security tag around an elongate structure (204) of the article which is offset from the curved sidewall in at least one direction and which protrudes away from a main body (218) of the article; and locking the securement member in a position wrapped around the elongate structure of the article using a mechanical locking mechanism (214) of the security tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Danhui Luo, John C. Ford, Kaley Ford, Thang Tat Nguyen, Charles T. Turgeon
  • Patent number: 9032767
    Abstract: There is provided a lockable buckle including a male member, a female member and a key member. A front surface portion of the female member is formed with a key member insertion hole communicating with an accommodation space. When the key member inserted into the accommodation space through the key member insertion hole is operated, the key member elastically deform engaging portions of the male member to release engagement between the engaging portions and engaged portion of the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Takahashi
  • 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: 20150082842
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to the field of security tags, and more particularly, to a system, device, and method for removing a hard tag by utilizing a mobile detacher. A detacher key is inserted into the security device and rotated to release a pin, securing the merchandise to the device, from the device. The detacher key or device may include a cam of which is rotated to apply sufficient force on a retaining clip to release the pin from the clip to remove the pin out of the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence Appalucci, Anthony Piccoli
  • Patent number: 8966945
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for use on a hook of a carting container, the device comprising: an engagement unit including a shaft dimensioned to occupy an engagement portion of the hook, a first plate coupled to one end of the shaft, and having a passageway associated therewith, and a second plate coupled to an other end of the shaft, a retaining bar including a stop plate, a locking arm having at least one hole therein dimensioned to accept a lock shackle, the locking arm being dimensioned such that a distal end of the locking arm can be inserted through the passageway, the locking arm further having a length such that, when the distal end has been inserted through the passageway, the stop plate will be on one side of the engagement unit and the at least one hole will be on the other side of the engagement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Buechel
  • Patent number: 8925874
    Abstract: An anti-tamper device in the form of a collar fitted about a housing is provided. The ends of the collar are formed into lock tabs, one of which is formed into a U-shaped portion, or V-shaped portion, to permit capture of the end of the other lock tab. Movement of the captured tab is prevented to resist tampering with the housing. Embodiment of the invention find application, in particular, to a housing for a bell at a railroad level crossing, and prevents loss of the bell due to vandalism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Louis Crain
  • Patent number: 8882069
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing an electronic device includes a main body with two ends. An arm is provided at one end of the main body, and has a hook attached thereto, shaped for the electronic device to be placed between the hook and the arm. An additional arm is slidably attached to the other end of the main body, and is capable of being slid by a user to several lateral positions relative to the main body. An additional hook is provided on the slidable arm, and is shaped for the electronic device to be placed between the hook and the arm. A locking system is provided to lock and unlock the slidable arm to at least one of the lateral positions. A base section is capable of being secured at or near a location. The main body is adjustably attached to the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, Will Ali, John Tan, John Hung, Ryan White, Wilson Tse
  • Patent number: 8839649
    Abstract: A lockout device includes a first member having a first lockout feature and at least a first aperture, and a second member including a second lockout feature and at least a second aperture. The second member is assembled with the first member and is slideable along a range of positions between first and second limit positions of the second member with respect to the first member. The range of positions includes a first lockout position in which the first and second lockout features are positioned to interlock with a first external structure, and a release position in which the first and second lockout features are positioned to disengage from the first external structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jassen R. Miller, Thomas J. Walczak
  • Patent number: 8826702
    Abstract: This invention provides a locking system for a weapon that resists prying by a flat-headed tool. The system includes a base having a base channel for receiving an elongated portion of a weapon. A gate is hingedly attached to the lid by a hinge assembly. The gate moves between an open position and a closed position. The gate includes a gate channel that overlies the base channel in the closed position. A lock assembly selectively secures the gate with respect to the base in the closed position. A novel front joint, opposite the hinge assembly, is provided. It includes an internal lap joint with an overlap structure on each of a base front joint edge and a gate front joint edge. The base front joint edge and the gate front joint edge can each define a confronting, approximately horizontal surface forward of the internal lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: John J. Barger
  • Patent number: 8800328
    Abstract: A security device for hindering the unauthorized opening of safes includes first and second, retractably cooperable longitudinal members. First and second lateral members are provided at respective outer ends of the longitudinal members. A locking mechanism locks the first longitudinal member to the second longitudinal member. A tension spring retractably biases the second longitudinal member into the first longitudinal member. The locking mechanism can include a clamping member swivellably attached to the first longitudinal member and containing a pawl member, while the second longitudinal member includes a sawtoothed element. The clamping member can then be swiveled, so as to push the second longitudinal member further into the first longitudinal member. A vernier arrangement may be included to further tighten the lateral members against the walls of the safe. The device provides, firstly, a visible deterrent and, secondly, a physical barrier to would-be intruders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Martin Lewis Dubbey
  • Patent number: 8791820
    Abstract: Device locking systems, lock trees, and lockout methods are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a device locking system includes a lock system configurable into a first configuration to lock a device to be secured and a second configuration wherein the lock system is configured to be attached to or removed from the device, wherein the lock system is configured to be locked into the first configuration at a desired moment in time by at least one lock, and circuitry configured to generate an alarm responsive to a change of the configuration of the lock system from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lok-Alert, LLC
    Inventors: Carl R. Morrow, G. Jeff Maestretti
  • Patent number: 8777511
    Abstract: A system and method for temporarily hindering the ability of a vehicle to be driven. A locking assembly is provided that has arms and a trigger release. At least one spring element is provided for biasing the arms into a locked configuration. The arms are cocked into the open configuration against the bias of the spring element. When the trigger release is activated, the arms automatically spring back to the locked configuration. An elongated application pole is provided that is used to propel the locking assembly a wheel of the vehicle. The contact activates the trigger release and causes the arms to move into the locked configuration and mechanically engage the wheel. Once the locking assembly is locked onto the wheel, the wheel is inhibited from turning and the vehicle becomes disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Shawn G Rose
  • Patent number: 8733138
    Abstract: An antitheft device (1) to be attached to an item capable of being stolen and including a control portion (2) that is rotatable relative to an attaching portion (3), the attaching portion (3) including an attaching element (4) that is translatably movable with an unlocked position, for placing of the item into the device (1) and for removing same, and wherein the rotation of the control portion (2) relative to the attaching portion (3) translates the attaching element (4), and with a locked position for maintaining the device (1) on the item and wherein the rotation of the control portion (2) relative to the attaching part (3) does not translate the attaching element (4). The control portion (2) includes a transmission mechanism (15) with a controller for the torque applied to the control portion so that the locked position is achieved for a predetermined value of the torque of forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Exaqtworld
    Inventor: Alain Favier
  • Patent number: 8733141
    Abstract: A security device attaches to and secures a wheel of vehicle. The security device has a pair of arms for releasably engaging with a wheel and a locking assembly attached to or disposed between the arms. The locking assembly may include a static portion disposed on one of the arms and an actuatable portion disposed on the other arm. The actuatable portion is receivable within the static portion. The static portion may include one or more rack plates each having a plurality of tabs, with the rack plates being disposed in an opposite and spaced relationship, such that the actuatable portion is receivable therebetween. The actuatable portion may include a rotatable cam having a pair of oppositely disposed arms. The actuatable portion is positionable in a secured position in which the arms are respectively engaged with tabs of the rack plates, and an opened position in which the arms are disengaged from the rack plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: James F. Cheatham
  • Patent number: 8701452
    Abstract: A security device to secure a computer may include a substantially vertical pedestal, a fixed platform mounted on the pedestal, a clamping table to cooperate with the fixed platform to secure the computer and a locking assembly to allow the clamping table to be moved to allow the computer to be attached and released from the fixed platform in an unlocked state and to prevent the clamping table from being moved to hold the computer in a locked state, The locking assembly may include a locking knob to operate the locking assembly between the locked state and the unlocked state, and the locking knob may rotate freely in the locked state and rotates to allow the clamping table to be moved in the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Gary D. Foster, W. Douglas Mayer
  • Patent number: 8567221
    Abstract: A lock for locking adjacent spools that have parallel, non-collinear adjacent axes of rotation has first and second locking plates with spool-engaging surfaces. A locking member connects the locking plates. The locking member is connected to an intermediate position on each of the first and second locking plates. The locking member has a release position and a locking position. In the locking position, the spool-engaging surfaces clamp against adjacent spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Tanner Kyle Stewart, Adrien Patrick Lombard
  • Patent number: 8511119
    Abstract: An anti-theft device which is characterized in that it comprises a first shaped body having a first mounting portion for mounting said device on an object to be protected and a second detection portion for supporting/housing means of signalling/detection, said first mounting portion including a first mounting surface and a first cavity housing first locking means, said anti-theft device further comprising a second shaped body comprising a first locking portion positioned internally to said first cavity and a second mounting portion comprising a second mounting surface, said first locking portion comprising second locking means coupled to said first locking means, the actioning of said first locking means determining the sliding of said second shaped body within said first cavity and the movement of said second mounting surface toward said first mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Plasti-Max S.p.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Mazzucchelli
  • Patent number: 8484106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing a payroll. The method steps include obtaining a compliance rule of a tax agency regarding the payroll, obtaining an update of a payroll parameter from a financial management application (FMA), analyzing the update of the payroll parameter based on the compliance rule of the tax agency to detect a schedule changing event, adjusting the payment schedule of the tax agency based on the schedule changing event to generate an adjusted payment schedule of the tax agency, submitting the adjusted payment schedule of the tax agency and an amount of the payment to the tax agency to a user for approval, accessing a payroll tax paying website of the tax agency, and making the payment to the tax agency using the payroll tax paying website in response to receiving the approval from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Miriam Nga-Shun Vu, Charles Shieh, Lucinda Kathryn Foss, Lesley K. Grossblatt, Sandra Marie Edwards
  • Patent number: 8464563
    Abstract: A size-adjustable apparatus for a securing a product in order to prevent theft of that product. The apparatus includes an adjustable housing, the housing having a first arm, a second arm, and a third arm. The first arm is adapted to move in a first direction and a second direction with respect to the third arm and the second arm is adapted to move in a third direction and a fourth direction with respect to the third arm, where the first direction is opposite the second direction and the third direction is opposite the fourth direction. The apparatus also includes a lock to retain the adjustable housing in a desired position. The result is a housing that can dynamically change its dimensions by movement of the first arm in a first and second direction and by movement of the second arm in a third and fourth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Sergio M. Perez, Karen E. Bellum-Bomber
  • Patent number: 8418512
    Abstract: A security lock for clamping a structure may include a lock housing having a barrel portion that mounts an adjustable band-type clamp. The clamp is adjustable using a lock screw that is rotatable in the housing and has threads that adjustably engage a ridged thread pattern on the clamp. The lock screw has a head that is recessed in a guideway of the housing. The lock screw head has a security lock pattern that requires a matching security key to rotate the lock screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: McGard LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Trank, John F. Mondo, David C. Meyer, Wayne A. Hemmerling
  • Patent number: 8416082
    Abstract: A housing comprised of substantially arced configured first and second pieces pivotally coupled with one another to form an enclosure that defines a substantially circular-cylindrical hole for encompassing and securing an article therein. The housing includes a magnetic switch for resetting an internal alarm system of the EAS alarm tag to OFF, an interlocking sensor switch and an auxiliary sensor switch for arming the EAS alarm tag. When both the interlock sensor switch and the auxiliary sensor switch are closed, the internal alarm system of the EAS alarm tag is armed and set to ON, and if any one of the interlocking sensor switch and the auxiliary sensor switch is tampered, an alarm (external the EAS alarm tag and or) of the EAS alarm tag is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Surveillance Corporation
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Edgardo Redublo, Weiliang Tong, Mingxing Chen
  • Patent number: 8402798
    Abstract: A locking clamp device is provided with first and second clamping members. The first clamping member includes a base member with a first clamping surface and a locking member movable with respect to the base member between a securing position and a releasing position. The second clamping member is slidably engaged with the first clamping member and selectively movable to a plurality of clamping positions. The second clamping member includes a second clamping surface opposite the first clamping surface. The lockout device further includes a means for preventing movement of the locking member from the securing position to the releasing position. The locking member is configured to secure the second clamping member in one of the plurality of clamping positions when the locking member is in the securing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Brojanac, Mark Johnson, Frank Scott, John Weber
  • Patent number: 8353182
    Abstract: This invention relates to a safety lockout hasp 1 which includes a body 2 and a moveable member 3. The moveable member 3 includes a plurality of apertures 7 which are each capable of accommodating the shackle 16 of a lock means 8. The apertures 7 are only accessible when the moveable member is in a closed position. The moveable member 3 can only be moved to an open condition when the locking means 8 is detached from the hasp 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Michael Triffle
  • Publication number: 20120304709
    Abstract: An anti-theft device which is characterized in that it comprises a first shaped body having a first mounting portion for mounting said device on an object to be protected and a second detection portion for supporting/housing means of signalling/detection, said first mounting portion including a first mounting surface and a first cavity housing first locking means, said anti-theft device further comprising a second shaped body comprising a first locking portion positioned internally to said first cavity and a second mounting portion comprising a second mounting surface, said first locking portion comprising second locking means coupled to said first locking means, the actioning of said first locking means determining the sliding of said second shaped body within said first cavity and the movement of said second mounting surface toward said first mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Plasti-Max S.p.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Mazzucchelli
  • Publication number: 20120304710
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an EAS based theft-deterrent tag, comprising a main member coupled with an article by a coupling mechanism. The coupling mechanism is configured to allow comfortable trial of the article prior to purchasing, without detachment and removal of the theft deterrent tag from the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Steve Gutierrez, Edgardo Redublo, Janki Bhalodia
  • Publication number: 20120285206
    Abstract: A theft-prevention unit (10; 50) for an item, includes a first portion (12) having a spike (16) intended for passing through the item or a packaging containing the item and a second portion (30; 52) provided with an opening (32b; 54b) for inserting the spike and also includes a locking element to prevent the retraction of the spike after the insertion thereof. The two portions are assembled together and maintained in assembled position according to two possible assembly modes: in a first prevention mode, the spike of the first portion is inserted in the opening of the second portion and the locking element is activated such that a user cannot separate the portions without using a tool; in a second provisional assembly mode, the two portions are mutually attached by a provisional attachment member such that a user can separate the two portions from one another without using a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: EXAQTWORLD
    Inventor: Alain Favier
  • Patent number: 8294583
    Abstract: An EAS Tag with a marker that includes an adjustable housing comprised of a plurality of portions movably coupled with one another, forming an adjustable enclosure. A portion of the plurality of portions is movably coupled with a next, subsequent adjacent portion of the plurality of portions, with a first section of a first portion detachably, and adjustably accommodating a final portion to form the adjustable enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Surveillance Corporation
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Edgardo Redublo
  • Patent number: 8281625
    Abstract: A skewer assembly for a rack mount having a cam disposed against a cam follower actuable from an open configuration to a closed configuration, the skewer assembly further having a lock assembly integrated with the cam follower and a locking member located within a radial contact surface perimeter of the cam. The skewer further having a tightening assembly with a ratcheting nut which is incapable of being loosened when the skewer is placed in tension. Moreover, the skewer assembly covers the access holes to the internal hardware of the rack mount when inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventor: Keith L. Prescott
  • Publication number: 20120204608
    Abstract: An anti-theft tag that has a fixed component and a moving component, with the moving component moved to frictionally clamp and secure the anti-theft tag onto an article without damaging the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Edgardo Redublo, Yuequn Lu, Yinghong He
  • Patent number: 8242916
    Abstract: An RFID tag has an IC chip and an antenna connected to the IC chip, the RFID tag including: a spacer that has elasticity; a first locking section that is formed around the IC chip; a second locking section that is arranged in a position apart from the first locking section across the spacer, is displaced toward the first locking section and locked on the first locking section by pressing force with which the spacer is pressed, and applies reactive force against the pressing force around the IC chip via the first locking section when the pressing force is removed; and a destruction section that destroys the IC chip or the antenna with the reactive force from the second locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Shunji Baba, Shigeru Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Niwata
  • Patent number: 8215140
    Abstract: An entry lock for keeping an automatically locking or closing from closing or locking has a latch body assembly with a left arm assembly and an adjustable right arm assembly capable of being secured to opposing sides of the door while the latch body housing is locked or secured to an edge of the door. The lock is released by a standard handcuff key, carried by most law officers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald I. Gaines
  • Patent number: 8191851
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for securing an electrical device at a desired location. The apparatus includes a housing comprising a support surface on which an electronic device can be supported and a pair of opposed jaw members mounted with the housing, locatable with respect to each other, and arranged to be urged against respective sides of an electronic device to thereby clamp the electronic device at a desired location. At least one of the jaw members includes a region arranged to urge the electronic device against the support surface when the electronic device is clamped at the desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Artform International Limited
    Inventor: Peter Crown
  • Publication number: 20120073336
    Abstract: An antitheft device designed to be attached to an off-the-shelf commodity item, preferably a piece of clothing, in particular in close proximity to the edge of the item, including a first so-called fastening part, provided with a nail-type pinning element, a second so-called attachment part, including a recess capable of receiving the said pinning element, a locking system designed to retain the pinning element in the said recess, the two parts being connected to one another so as to be movable relative to one another when the pinning element is outside the recess, and a spring providing the elastic mobility of the fastening part in relation to the attachment part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Thoonsen Trading
    Inventor: Jacky THOONSEN
  • Patent number: 8132434
    Abstract: A closure for holding closed a door which is able to hinge in a frame, having a securing device which can be positioned on a first edge of the closed door and also a tightening unit which can be positioned on a second edge of the closed door and a cable or strap which, when the door is closed, runs through a gap between the door and frame and is fastened at one end to the securing device and fastened at the other end in the tightening unit, the tightening unit having inter alia a base plate with an opening for feeding through the cable or strap and also a tightening mechanism for tensioning and holding under tension the cable or strap guided through the opening and a cap with a lock which can be positioned on the base plate so as to produce a seal around the tightening mechanism. The securing device has a support extending on both sides of the cable or strap over a distance which is greater than the gap between the closed door and the frame, which distance is preferably greater than 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Trend Top International HK Ltd
    Inventor: Dirk Buis
  • Patent number: 8099984
    Abstract: A tire lock includes a body to which a positioning member and a stop member are connected. A threaded rod is located in a movable member in the body and a clamping member is threadedly connected to the threaded rod. A plate is connected to the body and located at the conjunction of the body and the fixed member. A rotating unit includes a shaft which is located in the passage of the threaded rod. A first driving member is fixed to the threaded rod and located outside of the passage. A second driving member is fixed to the shaft so that a second protrusion on the second driving member drives a first protrusion on the first driving member to move the clamping member relative to the threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Chun-hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 8042365
    Abstract: A security device includes a cable securing member defining a slot between an open first end and a closed second end. A channel is provided in the slot and a rib adjacent the channel protrudes into the slot. The open first end includes a tab receiver and a lock receiver. The tab receiver engages a tab attached to a chassis. A cable extending through the channel is not removable due to a lock inserted into the lock receiver and blocking the open first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Trevor Morrison, Bradley Jackson
  • Publication number: 20110226022
    Abstract: A security apparatus for substantially immobilizing a work object rested on a substantially immovable surface, the security apparatus having a body member; arms mounted on the body member disposed in spaced, substantially facing relation to each other and adapted to be positioned in fixed position on opposite sides of the work object; a lock assembly for releasably locking the arms in the fixed position so as to be substantially unitary with the work object; and a disabling member mounted on the body member substantially on the opposite side thereof from the arms whereby any attempt to move the work object is prevented by the disabling member engaging the immovable surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael V. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20110229253
    Abstract: A hitch for connecting a movable object to a rigid rod which includes a semi-rigid main substrate including a plurality of grooves, a flexible element fixedly formed over the main substrate including a first portion for gripping a rigid rod, a clamp connected to the first portion of the flexible element. The clamp includes a lever that couples the clamp to at least one of the plurality of grooves of the main substrate such that the first portion can grip the rigid rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Nadia Shalaby
  • Publication number: 20110174023
    Abstract: A lockable nut comprising a first threaded bore configured for use with a wire rope clamp. The lockable nut comprises a threaded bore for engagement with a u-bolt, for example, and a transverse bore configured to receive a locking shaft, such as a shackle of a lock. As a safety and/or security feature, a pair of lockable nuts may be coupled to a wire rope clamp connected to a wire rope, and when the locking shaft is in place, the wire rope clamp can not be removed from the wire rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: KENNETH H. GEORGE, Joseph Gregorwich
  • Patent number: 7784313
    Abstract: The present cable lock apparatus and method, including a cable having a first end terminated with a shackle, and a lock body providing a throughway to receive the cable in sliding relation such that the lock body may be selectively positioned along the length of the cable. The shackle portion is received within the lock body, and is removable therefrom. A first plunger grip assembly is used to receive the shackle portion and the cable length in a sliding relationship. The first plunger is depressed to a release state, allowing the cable to slid through the lock body, and is released to a grip state. The method of securing an item with the present lock apparatus broadly includes passing the cable through the lock, advancing the lock body along the cable, forming a loop around the item, and securing the first end of the cable to the lock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Philip W. Wyers
  • Publication number: 20100135716
    Abstract: A hitch for connecting a movable object to a rigid rod which includes a semi-rigid main substrate including a plurality of grooves, a flexible element fixedly formed over the main substrate including a first portion for gripping a rigid rod, a clamp connected to the first portion of the flexible element. The clamp includes a lever that couples the clamp to at least one of the plurality of grooves of the main substrate such that the first portion can grip the rigid rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Nadia Shalaby
  • Publication number: 20090266119
    Abstract: A locking clamp device is provided with first and second clamping members. The first clamping member includes a base member with a first clamping surface and a locking member movable with respect to the base member between a securing position and a releasing position. The second clamping member is slidably engaged with the first clamping member and selectively movable to a plurality of clamping positions. The second clamping member includes a second clamping surface opposite the first clamping surface. The lockout device further includes a means for preventing movement of the locking member from the securing position to the releasing position. The locking member is configured to secure the second clamping member in one of the plurality of clamping positions when the locking member is in the securing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Michael BROJANAC, Mark JOHNSON, Frank SCOTT, John WEBER
  • Patent number: 7594415
    Abstract: A wheel clamp includes a clamp body, a movable rod pivotally connected to the clamp body, a connecting rod fitted on the movable rod, and a rotating unit disposed in a lock core seat of the clamp body. The connecting rod has a threaded section for connecting with a screw. The rotating unit has a rotating rod to be inserted into an accommodating trough of the screw. A first engaging member is secured to the accommodating trough of the screw. A second engaging member is secured to the rotating rod of the rotating unit. The second engaging member has a second engaging block to mesh with and drive a first engaging block of the first engaging member so the connecting rod is able to be moved relative to the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventor: Chun-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 7552606
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a coupling assembly for connecting first and second sections of a brake supply line, the coupling assembly comprising complementary first and second couplings which fit together. A safety device is complementary to one coupling and which can be fitted to the coupling so that it cannot be connected to the other coupling. The safety device includes a locking device which is operable to prevent removal of the safety device from the coupling; the locking device prevents removal of a key until the locking device is operated. The key removed from the locking device can be used to enable use of a loading bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Castell Safety International Limited
    Inventor: Michael Drummond
  • Patent number: 7549307
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing an object to a vehicle comprises a mounting bracket for being fixedly secured to a vehicle. A mating unit is removably secured to the mounting unit, the mating unit comprising an adjustable shackle and a locking mechanism, the adjustable shackle operative to secure an object, such as a surfboard, snowboard, wakeboard, or skis, to the mating unit and mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Donald A. Bistline