Externally Mounted Locking Device Patents (Class 70/202)
  • Patent number: 10857990
    Abstract: A hydraulic system bleed system for a vehicle, including a hydraulic system bleed device, including a pneumatic air cylinder containing air in an interior portion thereof, a ram rod disposed at least partially within the pneumatic air cylinder, such that the pneumatic air cylinder and the ram rod are disposed between a steering wheel and a brake pedal of the vehicle, and a recoil spring disposed within the interior portion of the pneumatic air cylinder to provide a springing reciprocating movement for the ram rod, and a mobile device to provide a signal to the hydraulic system bleed device to initiate the reciprocating movement such that the brake pedal is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Whitt
  • Patent number: 9556653
    Abstract: The invention is a saddle lock that is inexpensive to manufacture and can be used with different style and/or size saddles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Alfred F. Contarino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9233671
    Abstract: In order to suppress power consumption, in a parking lock control device of a vehicle of the present invention, when a parking lock activation command is outputted, either one of right or left parking lock mechanism is activated. When it is estimated or detected that the vehicle moves in a state in which only the one parking lock mechanism is activated, the other parking lock mechanism is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8881561
    Abstract: A security device for a handle of a door or a window for protecting against unauthorized actuation has a cover enclosing in a mounted position the handle. A lock is provided that secures the cover on the handle in the mounted position and releases the cover from the handle for removing the cover from the handle. The cover has at least two locking elements. Counter members are disposed on the handle, a handle fixture, a door, or a window, and are matched and interact with the at least two locking elements. One of the locking elements is a locking bar of the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Solarlux Aluminium Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Niehausmeier
  • Patent number: 8806906
    Abstract: A lock-out bracket secures the position of a shaft extending through an actuator, the shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end being operative for controlling a valve, the second end being coupled to a limit switch mounted on a limit switch bracket mounted to the actuator. The lock-out bracket includes a substantially flat base plate and a substantially flat lock-out tab substantially perpendicular to the base plate, the base plate defining an opening configured for matingly fitting over, receiving, and engaging the second end of the shaft. The lock-out tab defines a first hole adapted for alignment with a corresponding second hole defined on the limit switch bracket for facilitating the insertion of a lock shackle through the first hole and the second hole to secure the lock-out bracket relative to the actuator and prevent movement of the shaft and valve coupled to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Bryce M. Bagby
  • Patent number: 8688310
    Abstract: A method for monitoring that a vehicle on standby has been correctly immobilized for transport, the vehicle including a course control device, wheel speed sensors, a yaw speed sensor, a processing unit processing information managing operation modes of the vehicle, and a device for immobilizing the vehicle. The method includes detecting the vehicle is in a standby mode at a standstill following installing of the vehicle on a transport support, detecting a non-zero vehicle speed through the speed sensors of at least two wheels over a defined period, detecting a non-zero yaw speed through the yaw speed sensor, over a predefined period, and under these conditions determining a mode whereby immobilization of the vehicle for transport is monitored, in which mode information from at least the wheel speed sensors is filtered after a determined number of attempts at immobilizing the vehicle and allowing the vehicle to be fired up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Alfred Brunou, Stephane Nicolle
  • Patent number: 8176759
    Abstract: Theft prevention device for enabling to lock the handlebar grip and the brake-lever of a two-wheeled vehicle, where the brake-lever is movably connected to the handlebar, to prevent stealing of the vehicle. The device may comprise a housing comprising at least two openings; a handlebar cuff that enables slidably attaching to the housing through the openings and cuffing of the handlebar grip therein; a brake-lever cuff that enables slidably attaching to the housing through the openings and, cuffing of the brake-lever therein; and a lock assembly that is operatively associated with the cuffs. The lock assembly enables locking the cuffs in a position where the cuffs cuff the handlebar grip and the brake-lever. To install the theft prevention device the cuffs should be approximate to one another, and then the user may lock the cuffs in the approximated cuffing position, using the lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Eyal Katz, Noam Harel, Kfir Feldman
  • Patent number: 8011213
    Abstract: A universal security device for preventing unlocking rotation of right and left door stanchions of cargo containers including a protective housing for a puck lock and channel shaped cross bar wings extending from its laterally opposite sides. A hook with claws for engaging a stanchion includes a palm with a locking tab having a locking bar receiving opening. The palm is insertable through one of the complimentary openings provided in each of the two side walls of the housing. At least one interior tab with a locking bar receiving opening is provided in the housing and when the locking rod of a puck lock engages the openings in the locking tabs, the cross bar structure prevents an unlocking rotation of the stanchion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 7805966
    Abstract: A vehicle security system for securing a vehicle against theft. One system comprises a driving function disablement component having a first portion configured to substantially permanently affix to a moveable vehicle component, and a second component configured to removably attach to the first portion and disable the movable vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Double O Tech (2009) Ltd.
    Inventor: Omri Oringer
  • Patent number: 7793526
    Abstract: An anti-theft device comprises a housing for enclosing and locking in place the accelerator pedal of vehicles such as a golf cart. The housing is formed from rigid steel or other suitable materials and includes an open top and a bottom having a T-shaped opening therein to allow the accelerator pedal to be inserted therethrough. An L-shaped retaining rod is placed through an opening in one side of the housing, slid behind the accelerator pedal and positioned through the opening in the opposing side of the housing. A padlock or similar device is placed through an aperture in the retaining rod to secure the housing to the golf cart and prevent depression of the accelerator pedal. The anti-theft device thus prevents the accelerator pedal from being depressed and the vehicle being moved or stolen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy L. Coggins
  • Patent number: 7753417
    Abstract: A locking/unlocking device usable with a door operator having a tapered shaft including a first element possessing a surface with a recess. A second element also includes a surface such that a fastener removably holds the first element to the second element to form a unit. The unit includes an aperture formed by the recess to at least partially circumscribe the tapered shaft of the door opener. A moveable foot located on the unit is driven against the door to allow the door operator to be positioned between a locked and unlocked orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Roger Koughan
  • Patent number: 7614267
    Abstract: A control pedal disabling device includes a housing having a side opening or notch for receiving a pedal assembly component. The opening has a forward surface for bearing against the underside of a pedal assembly component. A rod is slidably mounted to the housing. The rod is movable across the opening to trap the pedal assembly component in the opening. The rod is also movable forwardly from the housing to bear against a vehicle floor, thereby preventing movement of the pedal assembly component toward the vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: David Simon
  • Publication number: 20090158790
    Abstract: A vehicle immobilization system having a controller and a brake system that is capable of maintaining the vehicle brakes in an engaged position to prevent rotation of the wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Richard D. Oliver
  • Patent number: 7475575
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for articles having some article body portion of lesser cross sectional area bounded by body portions of greater cross sectional area so that the smaller body portion can be lockably held within a passage and the larger body portions prevent removal of the article from the anti-theft device. Preferably, the anti-theft device can be used for cables and other devices having permanent non-removable enlarged sections, such as endoscopy cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventors: Jack Greenfield, David B Monoson
  • Patent number: 7412859
    Abstract: A method of and device for immobilising a motor vehicle having a foot actuated brake pedal affixed at the end of a pedal arm. A pedal clasping portion of the immobilisation device is hooked around the brake pedal and a rigid strut portion slides from an elongate body portion where it is locked in such extended position to prevent depression of the brake pedal to its actuating position. The pedal clasping portion has the form of a deep channel firmly affixed to the elongate body portion of the device and may have a cutout in one of the flanges through which the pedal arm passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignees: OAI Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Lycoudis
  • 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: 7251969
    Abstract: A control pedal disabling device includes a housing having a side opening or notch for receiving a pedal assembly component. The opening has a forward surface for bearing against the underside of a pedal assembly component. A rod is slidably mounted to the housing. The rod is movable across the opening to trap the pedal assembly component in the opening. The rod is also movable forwardly from the housing to bear against a vehicle floor, thereby preventing movement of the pedal assembly component toward the vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: David Simon
  • Patent number: 7204109
    Abstract: A portable, universal, anti-theft device having inner and outer tubular housings mounted together telescopically. Both housings have open front, axial ends and the rear end of the outer housing is closed. Opposite wall portions of inner and outer housings are formed with pairs of intersecting camming slots receiving locking pins. A locking handle on one housing can move the housings in opposite axial directions to cam the locking pins between an open, gas pedal inserting position, in which the locking pins are cammed apart, permitting the open front end of the housing assembly to be advanced, in enclosing relation, over the gas pedal by the gas pedal passing between and behind the pins and, a closed, gas pedal immobilizing and concealing position in which the pins are cammed together engaging in front of the gas pedal, immobilizing and concealing the gas pedal wholly within the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: Achille A. De Lucia
  • Patent number: 6976374
    Abstract: A vehicle pedal lock includes an inner portion that is attached to a brake pedal and which can also be attached to a clutch pedal and an outer portion that locks the pedals to the inner portion whereby the pedals cannot be operated. The portions have handles that telescopingly fit together and can be locked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Christopher Dougherty
  • Patent number: 6860128
    Abstract: A clamp for preventing theft of a motor cycle, by disabling operation of a handlebar brake lever comprises: a pair of jaws connected together at a pivot so as to be movable between an open and a closed condition, the jaws providing when in the closed condition, first and second substantially parallel apertures and through the clamp, the first aperture being shaped to receive a handlebar handgrip portion therethrough, and the second aperture being formed in a movable member and positioned so as to receive a brake or clutch lever operably mounted on the handlebar. The clamp also has a locking device for enabling the jaws to be locked in the closed condition. The movable member is locked at optional positions when the jaws are in the closed condition, by a pair of ribs which engage into a series of transverse grooves formed in the jaw along the length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Neils William Chappell
  • Patent number: 6792780
    Abstract: A portable universal anti-theft device for immobilizing a brake pedal of a motor vehicle having first, second and third shafts assembled in telescopic relation with an end of the first shaft providing a stand-off for engaging a vehicle body and the second and third shafts having, respectively, upper and lower clamping jaws extending transversely therefrom. One clamping jaw comprises a hook and another clamping jaw comprising a wedge so that relative axial movement of the second and third shafts together brings the jaws together about a brake pedal therebetween with the wedge member urging the brake pedal into the hook. The first and second shafts are locked together to maintain a selected separation of the wedge member from the lower end of the first shaft and the vehicle body preventing depression of the brake pedal. The wedge is pivotable into and out from alignment with the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Achille A. De Lucia
  • Publication number: 20040168489
    Abstract: A motor vehicle anti-theft device adapted to disable the brake pedal of the vehicle. In a first embodiment the device includes an outer housing and an inner shaft member mounted within the housing for relative rotary and telescopic movement. A first clamp structure is journaled on the shaft and a second clamp structure is threaded on the shaft so that as the shaft is rotated in the housing the clamp members are moved toward and away from each other into an out of locking engagement with the brake pedal. The inner shaft and outer housing are slid telescopically relative to each other to firmly engage the fire wall of the vehicle with the clamp members clamped about the brake pedal and a lock structure is provided to preclude relative rotary and relative longitudinal movement of the housing and the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: David A. Simon, Michael T. Laba
  • Publication number: 20040163432
    Abstract: An electric locking device for locking brake, clutch, and/or accelerator pedal of an automobile according to the present invention brings an electrical system to work together with a mechanism to facilitate the use and increased efficiency in prevention of theft. Users of this device no longer need to bend and pull a part of the locking device in order to lock and no longer need to use a key to unlock the master lock. This locking device will operate only when a decoder receives an instruction signal to lock and unlock from an encoder. The decoder then sends a signal to give instruction to a control circuit to send an output to control the operation of various theft prevention systems working together with the present invention; and also to send another signal to a driver circuit to drive a motor to rotate and force the locking mechanism to carry a locking member into the locking or unlocking positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Achawan Atthaprasith
  • Patent number: 6766674
    Abstract: A motor vehicle anti-theft device adapted to disable the brake pedal of the vehicle. In a first embodiment the device includes an outer housing and an inner shaft member mounted within the housing for relative rotary and telescopic movement. A first clamp structure is journaled on the shaft and a second clamp structure is threaded on the shaft so that as the shaft is rotated in the housing the clamp members are moved toward and away from each other into an out of locking engagement with the brake pedal. The inner shaft and outer housing are slid telescopically relative to each other to firmly engage the fire wall of the vehicle with the clamp members clamped about the brake pedal and a lock structure is provided to preclude relative rotary and relative longitudinal movement of the housing and the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: David A. Simon
  • Patent number: 6708536
    Abstract: An anti-theft device includes a barrel for attaching onto a gear-shift lever and having a seat, a follower, a latch device for attaching to parking brake and having a conduit to slidably receive the rod, and a lock member secured to the conduit to selectively lock the rod to the conduit. The rod has one end rotatably secured in the follower. A fastener is engaged through the barrel and threaded with the follower, to secure the follower to the seat. The rod may be rotated relative to the conduit, and the follower may be rotated relative to the seat, such that the latch device may be easily attached onto the parking brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Chia Yu Yu
  • Patent number: 6681904
    Abstract: A golf cart anti-theft device for locking the brake pedal in the depressed position includes a solenoid member with an extrudable shaft and wedge that is wired into the keyed vehicle on-off switch electrical circuit. When the key is on, the solenoid is activated and the shaft remains in the withdrawn position. When the key is in the off position the solenoid is deactivated and the shaft extrudes to force the wedge against the vehicle break arm solenoid bearing member, brake pedal arm and the vehicle floorboard bottom surface, preventing the brake pedal arm from moving from the depressed position. The device can be retrofitted to existing carts or installed in the original manufacture, and can eliminate the need for a parking brake. The device can also be adapted for an above floorboard installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Hosford, Inez Hosford
  • Publication number: 20040011093
    Abstract: A curved shackle gunlock for rendering a gun inoperative from accidental or unauthorized use and for deterring theft. The unique shape of the shackle is critical and will fit most firearms, specifically an automatic rifle. The thickness of the shackle provides maximum protection against destruction and violation. The gunlock can be inserted in the opening of a handgun through the breach and magazine well, through the revolver frame, through the loading port of a shotgun, or through the magazine well of a specialty gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventor: Steven A. Fantl
  • Patent number: 6666052
    Abstract: An automobile pedal lockset with vertical entry includes a lockset and a locking rod; a hollow primary and a secondary locking pipes being provided to the lockset; two slipways on opposite inner sides of the two locking pipes; two retainers at the lower end of both locking pipes; the locking rod in the primary locking pipe; a trough defined between both locking pipes connecting through two retainers to define a gap for direct entry of locking the lockset to a connection rod of brake pedal or clutch pedal to avoid impedance from other components in the car during the lateral operation of the lockset; walls on both sides of the slipways of both locking pipes; two circular channels on both sides of the stopper to hold against inner walls of the two circular channels of the stopper for both locking pipes to be firmly joined without being subject to forced open for burglar-proof results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Chia-Lin Chen
    Inventor: Chun-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 6662894
    Abstract: A pedal locking device for locking and securing a brake and/or clutch pedal of a vehicle includes a dual locking mechanism. The dual locking mechanism provides a first locking mechanism which is movable to engage a locking bracket with the pedals and a second locking mechanism which is actuatable to lock the first locking mechanism in its locked position. The locking device is adjustably mounted to a steering column of the vehicle and is adapted for use with different vehicles, without requiring any alteration of the length of the locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventors: Watchara Chantrasuwan, Suwat Petcharapirat
  • Patent number: 6575001
    Abstract: A motor vehicle anti-theft device adapted to disable the brake pedal of the vehicle. The device includes a tubular strut with an opening sized to receive the pedal arm of the brake pedal and a lock bar which may be slid forwardly following movement of the pedal arm into the opening to trap the pedal arm in the opening. The device further includes an actuator rod and a strut rod interconnected by a gear and rack structure so that rearward movement of the actuator rod generates forward movement of the strut rod to plant a foot carried on the forward end of the strut rod against the fire wall of the vehicle following entrapment of the pedal arm. A lock structure is provided to preclude retraction of the lock bar and to preclude retraction of the strut rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: David A. Simon, Michael T. Laba
  • Patent number: 6575002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle pedal lock having two elongated members that slide relative to each other. A stationary member has a base plate at one terminal end for placement on the floor of the vehicle. The stationary member defines a longitudinal channel through which slides the second, movable member. An upper pedal bracket supported by a yoke is mounted on the stationary member near the end of the longitudinal channel. The movable member has a lower pedal bracket at its terminal end. The movable member includes lock detents used to lock the movable member relative to the stationary member via a key-lock mounted to the stationary member. The key-lock includes a locking pin engageable with the locking detents. The pedal lock is adapted to capture and lock the vehicle pedal between the upper and lower pedal brackets such that the pedal may not be depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: American Auto Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry T. H. Hsu
  • Publication number: 20030101780
    Abstract: A motor vehicle anti-theft device adapted to disable the brake pedal of the vehicle. In a first embodiment the device includes an outer housing and an inner shaft member mounted within the housing for relative rotary and telescopic movement. A first clamp structure is journaled on the shaft and a second clamp structure is threaded on the shaft so that as the shaft is rotated in the housing the clamp members are moved toward and away from each other into an out of locking engagement with the brake pedal. The inner shaft and outer housing are slid telescopically relative to each other to firmly engage the fire wall of the vehicle with the clamp members clamped about the brake pedal and a lock structure is provided to preclude relative rotary and relative longitudinal movement of the housing and the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: David A. Simon, Michael T. Laba
  • Publication number: 20030101779
    Abstract: A clamp (40) for preventing theft of a motor cycle, by disabling operation of a handlebar brake lever comprises: a pair of jaws (2 and 3) connected together at a pivot (4) so as to be movable between an open and a closed condition, the jaws (2 and 3) providing when in the closed condition, first and second substantially parallel apertures (6 and 7) through the clamp (40), the first aperture (6) being shaped to receive a handlebar handgrip portion therethrough, and the second aperture (7) being formed in a movable member (10) and positioned so as to receive a brake or clutch lever operably mounted on the handlebar. The clamp (40) also has a locking device (42) for enabling the jaws (2 and 3) to be locked in the closed condition. The movable member (10) is locked at optional positions when the jaws (2 and 3) are in the closed condition, by a pair of ribs (18) which engage into a series of transverse grooves formed in the jaw (3) along the length thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventor: Neils William Chappell
  • Patent number: 6539757
    Abstract: An E-series skid steer lock having a mounting plate, a base plate and a bar member. The base plate is positioned on the safety cage inside a skid loader cab and is bolted to a mounting plate one the safety cage outside the skid loader cage. The bar member is used to restrict the motion of the skid loaders drive control lever by attaching the bar member to the base plate. Once the bar member is attached to the base plate it is locked in position with a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Bryan Witchey
  • Patent number: 6484542
    Abstract: A door handle lock (20) for hinged lever-style door handles (10) adapted for mounting on a portion of a hinged lever-style door handle (10) and overlapping a portion of a door handle housing (12), the door handle housing (12), with a hinged lever-style door handle (10), is received in a portion of a door, the hinged lever-style door handle (10) used for opening the door. With the door handle lock (20) in place on the hinged lever-style door handle (10), the door cannot be opened because the handle cannot be moved. Attempts to move the door handle (10) are unsuccessful because the door handle lock (20) interferes with the door handle housing (12) if one attempts to move the handle (10), thus preventing movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Gregory Lee Klingler
  • Publication number: 20020152777
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a lockable restrainer for a gearshift lever formed with at least one button. The lockable restrainer includes a helmet formed by a pair of rigid sidewalls, a rigid convex rear wall, a rigid top wall, a bottom opening and a front opening. The helmet defines therein a chamber that has a convex portion behind the rear wall, and the convex portion of the chamber is dimensioned to receive the button of the gearshift lever. A door is pivotally connected to the helmet for opening and closing the front opening. Furthermore, the door is formed with a lock for releasably fastening the door to the helmet after the front opening has been fully closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Miko Lee
  • Publication number: 20020129630
    Abstract: An automobile lock includes a tubular body having on an upper portion a lock housing with a lock member, and a bottom base fixed on the bottom of the tubular body. The tubular body has an elongate slot extending to the bottom base, a telescopic rod fitted inside the tubular body and having a number of spiral engage grooves formed around, and a pull grip bending to a certain angle on top. Besides, the telescopic rod is provided with a toggle near its bottom, and a stop member bends to one side having a vertical stop plate fixed on an end. In handling, place the bottom base under a pedal brake, and then pull up the telescopic rod to permit its stop member to restrict and hold against the pedal brake tightly so as to acquire effectiveness of antitheft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventor: Tian-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6439012
    Abstract: The invention is a non-slip, dual leg pedal lock for securing one or more pedals and pedal arms of an automobile to prevent the theft of the automobile, the pedal lock a pair of dual leg shaft components, a locking slide bar component, a pedal engaging component and a keyed lock which engages both of the dual leg shaft components for double security locking the pedal to the floor of an automobile in a non-slip attachment to the vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Dennis Quiang Chen
  • Patent number: 6439005
    Abstract: An anti-theft security device for vehicles for preventing a user's vehicle from being stolen. The anti-theft security device for vehicles includes a tubular member being removably and securely and lockingly fastened about a steering wheel column; and also includes a shield/support member being integrally attached to the tubular member; and further includes an arm locking mechanism being securely attached to the shield/support member; and also includes an arm member being movably and lockingly attached to the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Dalton Thompson
  • Patent number: 6439013
    Abstract: An automobile lock includes a tubular body having on an upper portion a lock housing with a lock member, and a bottom base fixed on the bottom of the tubular body. The tubular body has an elongate slot extending to the bottom base, a telescopic rod fitted inside the tubular body and having a plurality of grooves extend circularly around the rod, and a pull grip bending to a certain angle on top. Besides, the telescopic rod is provided with a toggle near its bottom, and a stop member bends to one side having a vertical stop plate fixed on an end. In handling, place the bottom base under a pedal brake, and then pull up the telescopic rod to permit its stop member to restrict and hold against the pedal brake tightly so as to acquire effectiveness of antitheft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: Tian-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20020104340
    Abstract: An E-series skid steer lock having a mounting plate, a base plate and a bar member. The base plate is positioned on the safety cage inside a skid loader cab and is bolted to a mounting plate one the safety cage outside the skid loader cage. The bar member is used to restrict the motion of the skid loaders drive control lever by attaching the bar member to the base plate. Once the bar member is attached to the base plate it is locked in position with a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Bryan Witchey
  • Patent number: 6397645
    Abstract: A vehicle anti-theft accelerator lock for preventing the accelerator pedal of a vehicle from being depressed by a person attempting to steal the vehicle. The vehicle anti-theft accelerator lock includes a base assembly including a base member being adapted to be securely attached to a floor of a vehicle, and also including a shoe support member being securely fastened with fasteners to the base member; and further includes a shoe member being adapted to cover an accelerator pedal of the vehicle and being adapted to lockingly mount to the base assembly for preventing unauthorized use of the accelerator pedal; and also includes a locking member for locking the shoe member to the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: Deloash Grant, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6393880
    Abstract: A aircraft anti-theft device for immobilizing the yoke of an aircraft. The aircraft anti-theft device includes a device for immobilizing the yoke control of an aircraft. The yoke control has a gust lock hole for holding the yoke in a stationary position. The device has a sleeve for wrapping about the yoke control. The sleeve has an interior channel for receiving a portion of the yoke control. The sleeve is divided along its longitudinal axis to form a first and second sections. The first and second sections each have a pair of end edges, a first side edge, and a second side edge. A lock locks the first and second sections in a closed position. A pin for insertion into the gust lock is fixedly coupled to an interior surface of the first section of the sleeve. The pin protrudes from the interior surface of the sleeve. The first and second sections are placed around the yoke control such that the pin enters the gust lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: David E. Vance, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6390222
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for use with a pedal operated vehicle having a pedal lever. The device includes a housing member secured to the interior of a vehicle adjacent the pivotal point of the pedal lever. The housing member has a first bore housing a sliding rod. The rod moves from a retracted position to an extended position. In the extended position, the rod protrudes from the housing member for a predetermined distance and engages the pedal lever. A mechanically controlled pin engages the rod in the extended position to keep it in the extended position. With the pin engaging the rod, the rod prevents a driver from pressing down upon the pedal lever. Thus, disabling the operation of the vehicle. The normal operation of the pedal lever is restored when the pin disengages the rod, enabling the rod to freely retract into the first bore of the housing member. The movement of the rod is triggered by either air from an air compressor or by the force of a solenoid located behind the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Christopher Cornelius
  • Patent number: 6382000
    Abstract: A vehicle anti-theft system (10, 10′, 10″) is provided which includes a pair of housing members (12, 12′ and 14, 14′), each having a respective cavity (122, 142) into which an upper portion of a vehicle automatic transmission gearshift lever (2, 2′) is received. The securement of the housing members (12, 12′ and 14, 14′) prevents access to a release button (4, 4′) carried by the gearshift lever (2, 2′). A lock (16, 16′) is provided to releasably lockingly secure one housing member (12, 12′) to the other housing member (14, 14′).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Sherie A. Horton
  • Patent number: 6382002
    Abstract: A gun lock includes a key operated lock mounted on a gun to prevent said gun from firing. A faceplate is attached to one side of the key operated lock to abut the gun, and a spindle hole is defined in the other side of the key operated lock. A U-shaped latch bolt has two arms connected by a rigid connecting block. One arm of the latch bolt is inserted into the barrel of the gun to prevent a bullet from being moved into the chamber of the gun. The other arm of the latch bolt penetrates the spindle hole and is held in place by the key operated lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Chang-Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20020014097
    Abstract: A device to lock a brake or clutch pedal of a vehicle so as to deter theft of the vehicle includes a base for placement on the floor of the vehicle beneath the pedal of the vehicle being locked and beneath a pedal shaft supporting the pedal. The device includes a generally U-shaped housing with a second leg attached to the base, a first leg shorter than the second leg, and a cross member connecting the first and second legs to define an opening between the first leg and the base and a slot between the first and second legs to receive the pedal shaft and permit travel of the pedal shaft through the slot. A locking mechanism includes a locking pin and a lock. The locking pin is selectively movable on the U-shaped housing between a raised locked position sufficiently close to a lower side of the pedal shaft to prevent the pedal shaft from being operably depressed, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Patent number: 6308540
    Abstract: A cable-type fastening device for pistol trigger lock comprising a fastening seat containing a tube, the tube being provided with a positioning slot and a communication hole, and a positioning steel ball and an elastic element being mounted within the hole; a sealing block being used to seal the positioning steel ball and the elastic element and a steel cable being mounted at one side of the fastening seat, thereby the positioning steel ball is inserted into the positioning slot of the pistol trigger lock and the positioning slot of the fastening seat is engaged by a engaging hook of an engaging block of the pistol trigger lock such that the fastening seat and the pistol trigger lock are at a locking position and by the use of the steel cable, the fastening device is mounted onto a secured object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Li-Chiue Lee
  • Patent number: RE38951
    Abstract: A device for locking the a brake pedal and brake pedal shaft of a vehicle and preventing its theft comprising: , which includes a base member for a placement on the a floorboard of a the vehicle beneath a the brake pedal; a and break pedal shaft. A U-shaped housing extending extends downward and having has a first arm attached to the base and having a second shorter arm defining a gap an opening for receipt of a the brake pedal shaft, said space . The opening between the first and second arms defining defines a slot for receiving the brake pedal shaft and permitting its permits full extension of the brake pedal shaft upward through said shaft; and slot. A locking means mechanism is associated with the second first arm for locking the an underside of the pedal shaft within the slot such that the brake pedal cannot be depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Unbreakable Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Patent number: RE39248
    Abstract: A device for locking the a brake pedal and brake pedal shaft of a vehicle, and preventing its theft comprising: which includes a base member for a placement on the a floorboard of a the vehicle beneath a the brake pedal; and brake pedal shaft. a A U-shaped housing extending extends downward and having has a first arm attached to the base and having a second shorter arm defining a gap an opening for receipt of a the brake pedal shaft, said space . The opening between the first and second arms defining defines a slot for receiving the brake pedal shaft and permitting its permits full extension of the brake pedal shaft upward through said shaft; and slot. A locking means mechanism is associated with the second first arm for locking the an underside of the pedal shaft within the slot such that the brake pedal cannot be depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Unbreakable Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito