Hasp Patents (Class 70/2)
  • Patent number: 9032765
    Abstract: A hasp seal lock assembly includes a base member that is attached via a hinge to a cover member. The cover member, when rotated such that the cover member engages the base member, is functionally adapted to overlay a latch and seal. The base member and the cover member each have a plurality of apertures defined in adjacent side walls that allow the horizontal latch arm to extend through the assembly. The base member and the cover member also include a second plurality of cooperating apertures whereby the base member and the cover member may be locked together by use of a padlock. In a first preferred embodiment, each cover side wall includes a tab and tab-receiving apertures are defined within the base member. The tabs require that the cover be lifted vertically prior to rotation of the cover member about the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: VSI, LLC
    Inventors: Lucas Boesel, Joshua Miller, Jay Yaeso
  • Publication number: 20150075231
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a casing that has a generally cylindrical configuration having a bottom side that includes a bottom side cavity. The bottom side has a topography that is generally a negative topography of a surface of an article with which the bottom side associates. The topography of the bottom side is defined by a plurality of offset surfaces that define raised edges, with the offset surfaces and resulting raised edges forming reliefs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PACIFIC LOCK COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory WAUGH, Matthew Watson YUEN, Joshua FLEAGANE
  • Patent number: 8935944
    Abstract: An improved hasp seal lock assembly includes a base member that is attached via a hinge to a cover member. The cover member can be rotated approximately 180° from a fully “closed” position, which is when it overlays a latch and seal, to a fully “open” position. The base member and the cover member each have a plurality of apertures defined in adjacent side walls that allow the horizontal latch arm to extend through the assembly. The base member and the cover member also include a second plurality of cooperating apertures whereby the base member and the cover member may be locked together by use of a padlock. In the preferred embodiment, each cover side wall includes a tab and tab-receiving apertures are defined within the base member. The tabs require that the cover be lifted vertically prior to rotation of the cover member about the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: VSI, LLC
    Inventors: Lucas Boesel, Joshua Miller, Jay Yaeso
  • Publication number: 20140352368
    Abstract: A bracket encircles a conduit or lamp post and includes an opening for access to a cover attached to the conduit or lamp post and serves as a security device to prevent access to the electrical conductors behind the cover. A removable plate having a bottom edge engaged within a channel extends across the opening of the bracket. A tang extends from the bracket for penetrable engagement with a slot in the plate. An aperture in the tang extending through the plate is engageable with the shackle of a lock to preclude removal of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kristopher M.C. Ridenour
  • Publication number: 20140283565
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a luggage security apparatus, and methods of using the same. The apparatus includes a flexible strap including a first end, a second end, a first connector and a second connector, wherein the first connector is positioned proximal to the first end and the second connector is positioned proximal to the second end; and an engagement structure positioned on the flexible strap between the first end and the second end. The first end is capable of being folded around the stationary handle of the luggage and the first connector removably engaged with the engagement structure, and the second end is capable of being folded around the telescopic handle of the luggage and the second connector removably engaged with the engagement structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130239627
    Abstract: An improved hasp seal lock assembly includes a base member that is attached via a hinge to a cover member. The cover member can be rotated approximately 180° from a fully “closed” position, which is when it overlays a latch and seal, to a fully “open” position. The base member and the cover member each have a plurality of apertures defined in adjacent side walls that allow the horizontal latch arm to extend through the assembly. The base member and the cover member also include a second plurality of cooperating apertures whereby the base member and the cover member may be locked together by use of a padlock. In the preferred embodiment, each cover side wall includes a tab and tab-receiving apertures are defined within the base member. The tabs require that the cover be lifted vertically prior to rotation of the cover member about the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: VSI, LLC
    Inventors: Lucas Boesel, Joshua Miller, Jay Yaeso
  • Patent number: 8390442
    Abstract: A method and apparatus involve a plurality of first devices, and a second device movable relative thereto. According to one aspect, the first and second devices respectively transmit first information and second information containing unique identification codes, the first information also containing position information. The devices collectively include circuitry that estimates distances therebetween, one of the first and second information including the estimate. According to a different aspect, one of the second device and each first device transmits its identification code, and the devices collectively include circuitry that determines two successive sets of estimates representing respective distances between the second device and each first device. One of the second device and each first device transmits information that includes both estimates for that first device, and identification codes for the second device and that first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Savi Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick E. Burns, John P. Norair
  • Patent number: 8381554
    Abstract: A lock-protecting hasp apparatus for use on a container having a door movable between closed and open positions and including a first hasp, mounted to an exterior surface of the door, and a second hasp. Each hasp has a mounting portion and a hasp portion connected to and extending away from the mounting portion of the respective hasp. Each hasp portion defines openings for accepting and accommodating a shackle of a lock. Each hasp further includes a shackle guard secured to and extending generally coextensive with the hasp portion of each hasp. Each shackle guard also defines openings to allow the lock shackle to pass therethrough and secure the hasps to each other. A lengthwise portion of each shackle guard vertically extends beyond the hasp portion of each hasp and defines a third opening for accommodating a security seal passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Powerbrace Corporation
    Inventor: Brian A. Senn
  • Patent number: 8347662
    Abstract: A combination including an apparatus with a frame bounding an internal space and a first repositionable door that is movable between closed and open positions relative to the frame. Cooperating components on the first door and at least one of: a) the frame; and b) a second door are alignable in a first relative position with the first door closed. A lock assembly cooperates with the components with the first door in the closed position and the cooperating components in the first relative position and has a locked state wherein the lock assembly prevents the first door from being moved from its closed position into its open position. A shielding assembly conforms to at least a part of the exposed outer surface, overlies at least a part of the exposed outer surface, and is frictionally held against the lock assembly to be maintained in an operative state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Kaminsky, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8307675
    Abstract: A locking device for box-shaped containers (20) having a base and a separable cover each provided with an ear-like extension (20c; 20d) with openings, wherein in the lockable position the openings are in register one with respect to the other. The device comprises a block-shaped housing (10) with a key-operated mechanism (30) comprising a rotor. A slidable locking element is coupled to the rotor so that upon rotation of the rotor by 180° in one or the opposite directions by turning the key, a locking element slides over a certain distance in one or the opposite directions. A cavity is formed in the housing configured to accommodate therein both ear-like extensions (20c; 20d). For locking the container, the locking element is driven in the direction of and across the cavity and openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8266932
    Abstract: A theft deterrent hasp assembly for shrouding the shackle of a pad lock device. The disclosed hasp comprises a hingeable arm having a protective shroud at its distal end and a pad lock hoop engagement hole. The engagement hole is positioned at an angle with regard to the length of the hingeable hasp and along a diagonal within the shroud enclosure to allow improved access for pad lock shackle insertion therein. This access allows the shackle to be more easily inserted into a pad lock hoop protruding through the engagement hole of the hasp after placement thereover, while the protective shroud provides plurality of upstanding members that form a three sided structure for protection against tampering. The shroud members are adapted to cover a majority of the padlock shackle while in use, preventing cutting tools or saw blades from achieving access thereto while in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Danny Longwell
  • Patent number: 8220297
    Abstract: A low cost locking device for securing special forms in paper trays when a printer is unattended that can be easily be field installed without screws or other fasteners or tools includes a bracket tray lock, a tray lock plate assembly and a padlock that cooperate to prevent the paper trays from being removed from the printer without a key for the padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C Palumbo, Charles R Brewer, III, George P Powers
  • Patent number: 8220296
    Abstract: A locking assembly for securing a first item to a second item includes a staple plate configured for attachment to the first item and having a base plate with a staple projecting from the base plate. A hinge plate is configured for attachment to the second item and a flap is pivotably attached to the hinge plate and includes a channel defined by a pair of opposite sidewalls. The channel has a slot for engaging the staple when the flap is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fenix Manufacturing
    Inventors: Randall Boonstra, John Benson
  • Publication number: 20120103030
    Abstract: A hasp seal lock assembly includes a base member that is attached via a hinge to a cover member. The cover member, when rotated such that the cover member engages the base member, is functionally adapted to overlay a latch and seal. The base member and the cover member each have a plurality of apertures defined in adjacent side walls that allow the horizontal latch arm to extend through the assembly. The base member and the cover member also include a second plurality of cooperating apertures whereby the base member and the cover member may be locked together by use of a padlock. In a first preferred embodiment, each cover side wall includes a tab and tab-receiving apertures are defined within the base member. The tabs require that the cover be lifted vertically prior to rotation of the cover member about the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Lucas Boesel, Joshua Miller, Jay Yaeso
  • Patent number: 8152194
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a way for a person to lock and secure the hitch of an unhitched utility trailer. Another object of this invention is to allow a person to keep an unhitched utility trailer from being stolen when the utility trailer is not hooked to a truck hitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Landgraf, Sam F. Manna, Jr., Maggie Ann Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8027832
    Abstract: A system and methods of language identification of natural language text are presented. The system includes stored expected character counts and variances for a list of characters found in a natural language. Expected character counts and variances are stored for multiple languages to be considered during language identification. At run-time, one or more languages are identified for a text sample based on comparing actual and expected character counts. The present methods can be combined with upstream analyzing of Unicode ranges for characters in the text sample to limit the number of languages considered. Further, n-gram methods can be used in downstream processing to select the most probable language from among the languages identified by the present system and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Ramsey, Patricia M. Schmid, Kevin R. Powell
  • Patent number: 7946142
    Abstract: A padlock hasp assembly including a first hasp member (12) and a second hasp member (14) including interface contours including complimentary shaped protrusions and recesses that mate with one another, and a locking assembly housed in the first hasp member (12), the locking assembly including a cylinder lock (10) including a tumbler adapted to bring a locking element into locking engagement with a notch formed in a locking bolt (16), the locking bolt (16) being arranged for sliding motion through a first bore formed in the first hasp member, and when the second hasp member (14) is aligned with the first hasp member (12), the locking bolt (16) is slidable into a second bore formed in the second hasp member (14) so as to lock the first and second hasp members (12, 14) together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Mul-T-Lock Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Belo Matyko, Alex Akerman
  • Patent number: 7946143
    Abstract: A universal box lock for securing a meter box including a first clamping means, a second clamping means operatively connected to the first clamping means. The second clamping means being movable relative to the first clamping means. The box lock also includes a biasing means for urging the second clamping means toward the first clamping means to secure the box lock to a wall of a meter box placed between the first and second clamping means. Moreover, the box lock includes a body portion, which selectively engages and secures the first and second clamping means to a meter box wall. The first clamping means includes an aperture configured to allow a portion of the second clamping means to extend through the aperture facilitating the attachment of the inventive box lock to a side wall or a bottom wall of a meter box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Inner-Tite Corp.
    Inventors: Robert E. Rafferty, John C. Mahaney, Anthony J. Agbay
  • Patent number: 7918111
    Abstract: A lock device includes a universal spacer, for receiving a lock cylinder, and a plurality of spacer holes where one of the holes is positioned to receive a lock bolt of the lock cylinder. A padlock body houses the universal spacer. A plurality of padlock body holes extends from an interior of a universal spacer hole into the padlock body. The padlock body holes are positioned to match the spacer holes and one of the padlock body holes receives the lock bolt when the lock cylinder is in a locked position. A padlock bolt secures the universal spacer, lock cylinder and padlock body in place when the lock cylinder is in the locked position. When the lock cylinder is in the unlocked position, the universal spacer with the lock cylinder can be removed from the universal spacer hole and the lock cylinder can be replaced with another lock cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: George Uliano
  • Patent number: 7836736
    Abstract: A lock mechanism to lock two parts relative to each other. The lock mechanism comprises a base plate (30) attachable to one said parts with a pivot pin (26) connected thereto, a keep (38) being defined in the pivot pin. A lock body (24) is also provided and this defines a channel (33) within which the pivot pin locates for rotation of the lock body relative to the pivot pin. A locking arrangement (36) is located within the lock body, and includes a movable bolt (37), which in extended and retracted positions engages with or disengages from the keep (38) to prevent or allow rotation of the lock body relative to the pivot pin. A latch plate (40) may be provided on the other part to cooperate with the lock body. This allows a wide variety of different parts to be secured relative to each other in such a way that they are securely held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sure Locking Systems Limited
    Inventor: Keith Humphris
  • Patent number: 7770422
    Abstract: A lock for engaging a U-shaped staple is disclosed. The lock includes a cylindrical cover that has a front face open at a key hole aperture, a continuous annular side wall, and a rear side that is open at least at a staple slot. A lock cylinder assembly is housed within the interior space of the cylindrical cover and has a key slot in a front face thereof. A barrel is rotatably captured within a cylinder, such that the barrel is only rotatable within the cylinder when a properly-shaped key is inserted into the key slot. The barrel includes a cam follower that rotates between a locked position and an unlocked position. A bolt assembly is fixed at a proximal end to the cam follower and adapted so that a bolt thereof at least partially traverses the staple slot when the cam follower is moved from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Rafael Sierra
  • Patent number: 7770419
    Abstract: An improved bicycle rack for public and private use having a hanger housing frame (10), having a hinged door extending from the upper portion of the housing, connected with a hinge assembly (13). Extending from the lower frame end is a seats section, (26), (27), (28), (29), allowing the placing a bicycle frame and one or two bicycle tires. A flange (18) protrudes through a flange cutout (20) when the door (17) is closed. The flange (18) has a primary shackle cutout (19) providing for the locking of the chamber opening (16), no longer requiring the use of u-shape, tether locks, (although they may be used) a simple key or combination lock is all that is required to lock the frame and released tires within an approximately 9?×9? chamber (25). The hanger housing mounting surface (24) is intended to be welded or otherwise affixed to parking meters, stationary objects, and other similar structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: George Ward Stone
  • Patent number: 7697153
    Abstract: In a print system which processes a print job on the basis of a print instruction in which request items in print processes for obtaining a printed matter are described in a predetermined description format, a print management device manages print processings for the printed matter. The print management device includes a detection unit that detects a connection state of a processing device for executing a predetermined process among the request items included in the print instructions, and a selection unit that selects a print instruction of a description format corresponding to the connected processing device to output the print instruction to the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Patent number: 7640772
    Abstract: A locking device for a watersports apparatus which in one embodiment, comprises a pair of interlocking brackets which form an inverted “T” when slidably disposed in a channel associated with a fin box. Apertures are provided to allow a cable or other security device to traverse the inverted “T” locking device for securing the watersports apparatus. In a second embodiment, a pair of generally planar scissor members having a pair of unguiform clasping elements aligned in opposition and configured to clasp a rod disposed in a tether plug aperture by scissor action. Useful watersport tools may be provided on the distal ends of the generally planar scissor members. The useful tools include a screwdriver, a wax comb, a bottle cap opener and a wax scrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: James Johnson
  • Patent number: 7634878
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a hurricane panel installation protectively covering a window of a building, the panel installation including a panel member sized to cover the window, a header attached to the building above the window for securing an upper edge of the panel member, and a lower F-track attached to the building below the window which supports attaching bolts which pass through and secure a lower edge of the panel member. The locking mechanism includes a padlock having a hasp securely positionable in a hasp receiving arrangement to prevent substantial movement of the lower edge of the panel member and unauthorized removal of the panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen J Motosko
  • Publication number: 20090282875
    Abstract: These various embodiments can be deployed in conjunction with a movable barrier (100) and an end user manipulable lock hasp (300) and generally provide a movable hasp-blocking member (301) and a transport member (302) that can selectively move that hasp-blocking member between a hasp-blocking position and a non-blocking position. By one approach, this transport member further comprises a locking component (305) that readily permits the movable hasp-blocking member to be pulled from the hasp-blocking position towards the non-blocking position but that resists pushing of the movable hasp-blocking member towards the non-blocking position. These teachings will also generally provide for a barrier mounting member that is configurable to secure the movable hasp-blocking member and the remotely controllable transport member to the movable barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Robert John Olmsted, James J. Fitzgibbon, Justen S. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20090255089
    Abstract: An over-center latch assembly has a base for attaching the over-center latch assembly to a first part of a unit. The first part of the unit is moveable to a second part of the unit. A handle is rotatably coupled to the base by a hinge. A pivot is coupled to the handle such that the pivot traverses about the hinge. The pivot is configured to receive a hasp. A stop surface is coupled to the base whereby rotation of the handle about the hinge is limited by the stop surface. A hinge bearing is coupled to the hinge. The hinge bearing enables an increased quantity of latch/unlatch cycles of the over-center latch assembly before failure of the over-center latch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Supan Boonmatun
  • Publication number: 20090183533
    Abstract: A shackle is provided that is fixedly mounted to a surface. The shackle can have a body, a hasp, and a locking pin. The body can define at least one mounting bore that is configured for mounting the shackle to the surface. The proximal end of the hasp is configured to rotate relative to the body and the distal end of the hasp is configured to selectively engage the locking pin, such that an enclosed area is defined. A tethering device can be attached to the shackle via cooperative engagement with the selectively enclosed area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: HANS PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
    Inventor: MARK A. STILES
  • Patent number: 7534056
    Abstract: A trail camera having one or more hinges to provide pivoting of the trail camera after mounting to a fixed object is disclosed. The hinges allow pivoting of a housing and/or a camera section after the trail camera is mounted to enable a user to direct the trail camera towards a target location to capture an image regardless of the particular mounting orientation of the camera. Such a configuration enables the trail camera to be mounted at a vertical elevation above the target location while still recording events in proximity to the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Bushnell Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Cross, Darin Stephens
  • Patent number: 7503194
    Abstract: A multiple padlock lock system for locking a first post to a second post has a common plate and connecting links. Padlocks connect the common plate and the connecting links around the first post lock the common plate to the first post. Connecting links or a tongue plate lock the common plate to the second post. At least two padlocks must be unlocked to remove the lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Randy L. McNeil
  • Publication number: 20090031763
    Abstract: Shipping container locking assemblies for engagement with cylindrical locks are disclosed. The locking assemblies include: a plate mounted on a portion of a first door, the plate having an aperture; a bracket mounted on a first side of the plate and surrounding most of a periphery of the aperture of the plate; and a tab connected to a portion of a second door, the tab having an aperture at a first end, and the tab being configured to extend through the aperture of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Ole Henrik Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20080276662
    Abstract: A locking flange (200) for securing an airline cart (100) can include a hook shaped flange that wraps around a pull bar (130) of the airline cart, a pair of apertures (204) on opposing sides of the hook shaped flange where the apertures reside below the pull bar when the hook shaped flange is placed on top of the pull bar, and a locking mechanism (250) for insertion within the apertures once the flange is placed on top of the pull bar. The locking flange can project below a top plane of a door (102) of the airline cart. The locking flange can be made of metal such as high tensile steel. The locking mechanism can include a cylinder having a head (252) on one side and an aperture (256) on an opposing side for placement of a lock (502) through the aperture of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: DUTY FREE AIR AND SHIP SUPPLY, CO.
    Inventors: SAUL HYATT, KEVIN GREENE
  • Publication number: 20080276663
    Abstract: A locking device attached to a solar junction box and a key to open the locking device, comprises: a male part; comprising: a plug-in unit extended at an angle from the male part; a pair of protruded units having a locking tab formed on edges of the plug-in unit; an outward projection disposed above the locking tab; and a slant portion formed on top of the outward projection; and a female part; comprising: a hollow main body having an outside wall and an inside wall; a pair of extrusions disposed at the inside wall of the female part corresponding to the pair of locking tabs of the male part; and a step formed in the lower part of the extrusions of the female part geometrically shaped to match the locking tab of the male part, in a locked position the male part and the female part are securely clamped together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: BizLink USA Technology Inc.
    Inventors: PEIXIAN HU, Jianfeng Ma
  • Patent number: 7448235
    Abstract: A locking assembly for locking a cover over an opening of an enclosure includes a mounting bracket including a first wall having opposing first and second ends, a second wall joined to said first end and extending in a first direction away from the first wall. A stud joined to the first wall extends in a second direction away from the first wall. Hooking structure extends from the second wall of the mounting bracket for extending into the opening of the enclosure and engaging the enclosure to secure the mounting bracket relative to the enclosure. A locking bracket includes a first wall having opposing first and second ends and a first surface facing the first wall of the mounting bracket. A second wall is joined to the first end of the mounting bracket and extends in a first direction away from the first wall of the locking bracket. In one embodiment, a lock housing is fixed to the first wall of the locking bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Rexnord Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy B. Ely, Frederick P. Finck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7412855
    Abstract: A pivotal bar-lock comprising an anchor hasp having a locking hub and a first locking element integrally formed with a first mounting plate; a locking hasp integrally formed with a second mounting plate and having a mating element and a second locking element formed therein; and a locking bar rotatably mounted on the anchor hasp, the locking bar having a cylinder lock encased therein and an engagement element formed therewith, the cylinder lock being operable such that when rotated into an unlocked mode, the locking bar is pivotally enabled to assume one of open, in-transit, and closed positions in interaction with the first and second locking elements, and when the cylinder lock is rotated into a locked mode, the engagement element of the locking bar engages the mating element of the locking hasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Moshe Dolev
  • Patent number: 7377134
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for securing the cover of a thin-walled box to the box frame. The locking mechanism includes a clip bracket adapted to engage a wall of the box frame, a lock body adapted to latch to the clip bracket and engage the box cover, a locking member carried by the clip bracket and adapted to clamp the clip bracket to the box wall when the locking member is in a clamping position, and a pivotable actuating lever adapted to actuate the locking member into the clamping position. The locking member and the actuating lever can be implemented as a two-piece system comprising first and second pivoting members. Alternatively, the locking member and the actuating lever can be integrally formed as a one-piece system. The locking mechanism is capable of multiple mounting positions on the box without drilling, and uses a spring-loaded plunger assembly that allows for a quick, keyless, slam installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: McGard, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Sullivan, Eric R. Nolle
  • Publication number: 20080105004
    Abstract: A hidden shackle style lock is disclosed. The lock has a substantially cylindrical housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a curved side surface. The lock also has a first cavity on the bottom surface of the housing which extends part way along a thickness of the housing, and a second cavity on the side surface intersecting with the first cavity. The lock further includes has a hollow sleeve slidably attached within the second cavity. The sleeve has a first end face, a second end face, and a third cavity. The third cavity extends from the first end face to the second face and is substantially coaxial with the second cavity. A shackle is coupled to the first end face of the sleeve. A core member with a locking mechanism is disposed within the third cavity and coupled to the shackle. A driver member is located between the core member and the shackle and couples the core member to the shackle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Wei Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 7210316
    Abstract: A lock assembly for a hinged door has a pair of hasps that align with each other, each having a hole. A housing with an open back fits over the hasps. A retainer pin extends through an aperture in the housing and through the aligned holes of the hasps. The retainer pin has a pair of axially spaced apart shoulders. A key actuated lock member has a lock pin that extends perpendicular to the retainer pin and between the shoulders in an engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Blaylock Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Falconer, Jewel B. Smith
  • Patent number: 7204105
    Abstract: A latch in a door is protected from an unauthorized entry by forming a first bracket that fits around the latch, and a second bracket that is rotatably connected to the first latch. The second bracket covers the latch when rotated to be in a first position, and exposes the latch when rotated to be in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Tellabs Petaluma, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Hooper, G. James Keller
  • Patent number: 7197905
    Abstract: A multi-meter locking bar assembly for locking a plurality of meter boxes of a gang of meter boxes includes a locking bar having opposing first and second ends. A locking device is pivotally fixed relative to the locking bar. The locking device is fixable to one of the meter boxes to lock the locking bar over at least one meter box to lock the meter box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Rexnord Industriess, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy B. Ely, Frederick P. Finck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7086255
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a locker bag apparatus and system. The locker bag apparatus is preferably made of pliable or soft material and is provided with a zipper configured to lock with a locking hook, preferably a locking wall pole or tree hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: William B. Reason
  • Patent number: 7021090
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for securing the cover of a thin-walled box to the box frame. The locking mechanism includes a two-piece clip bracket having a stationary bracket member and a movable bracket member pivotally mounted to the stationary bracket member. The stationary bracket member is adapted to engage outside and inside surfaces of a wall of the box frame and remain stationary with respect thereto when the stationary bracket member is in an installation position. The movable bracket member is pivotable relative to the stationary bracket member into and out of engagement with the outside surface of the wall when the stationary bracket member is in the installation position. A lock body is adapted to latch to the movable bracket member and engage the cover. A spacer is mounted to the stationary bracket member and adapted to block movement of the movable bracket relative to the stationary bracket member when the movable bracket member is in engagement with the exterior surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: McGard, LLC
    Inventors: Eric R. Nolle, Jeffrey R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6976373
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for securing the cover of a thin-walled box to the box frame. The locking mechanism includes a clip bracket adapted to engage a wall of the box frame, a lock body adapted to latch to the clip bracket and engage the box cover, a locking member carried by the clip bracket and adapted to clamp the clip bracket to the box wall when the locking member is in a clamping position, and a pivotable actuating lever adapted to actuate the locking member into the clamping position. The locking member and the actuating lever can be implemented as a two-piece system comprising first and second pivoting members. Alternatively, the locking member and the actuating lever can be integrally formed as a one-piece system. The locking mechanism is capable of multiple mounting positions on the box without drilling, and uses a spring-loaded plunger assembly that allows for a quick, keyless, slam installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: McGard, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Sullivan, Eric R. Nolle
  • Patent number: 6948343
    Abstract: A lock adapter for an ammunition can having a clamp lever with an aperture includes a rod element received through the aperture and mounted to a side of the can. The rod element incorporates a relieved portion on an end opposite the side of the can and has a length and diameter sized in combination with the relieved portion for clearance of the aperture through an angular displacement of the clamp lever for opening the can. A hole substantially perpendicular to an axis of the rod receives a padlock. A bolt received through a drilled hole in the side of the can engages a tapped bore in the rod. A Bellville washer is placed on the bolt between the side of the can and the head of the bolt. The Bellville washer includes a sealing gasket adjacent the side of the can to seal the bolt and bolt hole preventing moisture from entering the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Robert J. Williamson
  • Patent number: 6931893
    Abstract: A lock assembly has a clip, a base, a body, and an interlocking mechanism. The lock assembly is for an enclosure, such as an electrical meter socket with a box, having a side wall and a cover. The clip has a “U” shaped portion for encircling the side wall of the enclosure. The “U” shaped portion has an inner leg, a spanning portion, and an outer leg. The clip has a support portion projecting from an inner leg for supporting the cover of the enclosure. An interface portion of the clip projects from the outer leg. The base is interposed between the side wall of the box and the outer leg of the clip. The base has a flange portion projecting outward and underlying the interface portion of the clip. The flange portion has a hole. The body has an “L” shape including a cover retaining portion and an extending portion. The extending portion has a bore extending from the cover retaining portion. The body has a cavity opening onto an inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Inner-Tite Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Agbay
  • Patent number: 6854303
    Abstract: A security lock and encasement providing resistance to torquing moment with a slip ring designed to slide onto the padlock encasement from the back without being able to advance beyond the front face of the encasement. Said slip ring is designed such that it can only be applied or removed to the lock casing from the back of the casing and is properly aligned with said encasement through a setscrew that will break if sufficient torque is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Lock America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Frank Minnella
  • Publication number: 20040226322
    Abstract: A latch has a sliding bar, and multiple push bolts that each accept padlocks. The sliding bar is released by removing a padlock and pushing the corresponding push bolt. There is a master push bolt, with the remaining push bolts being slave push bolts. A master user, by removing the padlock from the master push bolt, can activate or deactivate any of the slave push bolts. Guard plates extend between and outside of the push bolts to protect the padlocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Randy McNeil
  • Publication number: 20040107745
    Abstract: A lock adapter for an ammunition can having a clamp lever with an aperture includes a rod element received through the aperture and mounted to a side of the can. The rod element incorporates a relieved portion on an end opposite the side of the can and has a length and diameter sized in combination with the relieved portion for clearance of the aperture through an angular displacement of the clamp lever for opening the can. A hole substantially perpendicular to an axis of the rod receives a padlock. A bolt received through a drilled hole in the side of the can engages a tapped bore in the rod. A Bellville washer is placed on the bolt between the side of the can and the head of the bolt. The Bellville washer includes a sealing gasket adjacent the side of the can to seal the bolt and bolt hole preventing moisture from entering the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Robert J. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20040107744
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes two mounting seats for mounting respectively on two objects. Each mounting seat has a shackle engaging lobe. A slide seat is slidable between the mounting seats for selectively engaging the mounting seats. A cover member is pivoted to the slide seat for pivoting between closed and open positions, and has another shackle engaging lobe. The lobe on the cover member is disposed between the lobes of the mounting seats to permit extension of a padlock shackle through the three lobes when the cover member is in the closed position while the slide seat engages the two mounting seats. The cover member is turned away from the lobes of the mounting seats to permit sliding movement of the slide seat between the mounting seats when the cover member is moved to the open position after removal of the shackle from the lobes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Waterson Chen
  • Patent number: 6742365
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for securing the cover of a thin-walled box to the box frame. The locking mechanism includes a clip bracket adapted to engage a wall of the box frame, a lock body adapted to latch to the clip bracket and engage the box cover, a locking member carried by the clip bracket and adapted to clamp the clip bracket to the box wall when the locking member is in a clamping position, and a pivotable actuating lever adapted to actuate the locking member into the clamping position. The locking member and the actuating lever can be implemented as a two-piece system comprising first and second pivoting members. Alternatively, the locking member and the actuating lever can be integrally formed as a one-piece system. The locking mechanism is capable of multiple mounting positions on the box without drilling, and uses a spring-loaded plunger assembly that allows for a quick, keyless, slam installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: McGard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Sullivan, Eric R. Nolle