Rotary Or Swinging Patents (Class 70/209)
  • Patent number: 10486532
    Abstract: A system comprising a vehicle control device that includes a body fittable to a vehicle receptacle. An engagement pin is mounted to a side of the body, releasably lockable to a receptacle hole. A first electrical connector, mounted to a first end of the body, is mateable to an electrical connector, mounted to the receptacle, when the engagement pin is engaged. A steering wheel is releasably and rotatably engagable by a second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Chapman, David Toppenberg
  • Patent number: 10113346
    Abstract: A hinge, in particular for a piece of furniture, comprises an inner hinge portion that can be attached to the furniture carcass or to a door hinged to the carcass, an outer hinge portion that can be attached to an outer door, a connecting device that connects the inner hinge portion to the outer hinge portion so that they can pivot relative to each other by three receiving members. The inner hinge portion has a main body that can be attached to the furniture carcass or to a door hinged to the furniture carcass. A lower receiving member is movable, preferably slidable, relative to an upper receiving member which is mounted, preferably rigidly, on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Franz Kohlweiss
  • Patent number: 10060575
    Abstract: Road and curb partition bracket assembly comprise front and rear clamp brackets and a channel mounting bracket. Each partition bracket is drawn together by a bolt across a respective vehicle B-pillar for mounting a partition across an interior of a vehicle. The mounting of the partition bracket assembly with the partition attached is accomplished without disturbing an exterior or an interior of the B-pillars, or any contents therein on either side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Adrian Steel Company
    Inventor: Thomas S. Richter
  • Patent number: 10015920
    Abstract: An external set-up device calculates a shift amount of a supply position of a component which is supplied by a tape feeder that is disposed on the carriage. The storage stores supply position shifting data in which the shift amount of the component supply position is related to a feeder address and a feeder ID. The component mounter compares the feeder ID of the tape feeder with the feeder ID included in the component supply position shifting data which is read from the storage, and, in a case in which the feeder IDs do not match, calculates the shift amount of the component supply position of the corresponding tape feeder and updates the supply position shifting data. The component mounter mounts the components onto a board based on the updated component supply position shifting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Sumi
  • Patent number: 9966205
    Abstract: A lockout system for preventing a push-pull circuit breaker from being depressed while personnel work on de-energized electrical equipment. The lockout system includes an attachment member having a generally C-shaped collar defining a cylindrical recess integrated with a retainer member. The C-shaped collar is configured to resiliently expand in order to be positioned over and receive a cylindrical portion of an extended circuit breaker knob such that engagement of the circuit breaker is prevented. The retainer member includes a first channel member and a second channel member, each with a channel connected by a crossover channel that forms a continuous channel configured to receive a wire cable. Once inserted, the wire cable is firmly held in place by a locking chamber attached at each end of the wire cable, and thereafter, the lockout device can only be removed by a cutting the wire cable with a wire cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Dean Dixon, Thomas R. Swineford
  • Patent number: 9321474
    Abstract: The invention provides a theft-inhibiting carrier which includes a body 12 having a chassis 16 on which three wheels 18, 20 and 22 are mounted. The carrier 10 includes theft deterrent means 12. The theft deterrent means is configured, when activated, to dismount the wheels 20, 22 from their respective axles 44 but to retain them connected to the chassis 16 by an elongate flexible tether to impede the movement of the carrier. Two containers 60, 62 are provided and contain chemicals which are fed via pistons 68 to a mixing device 76 and into a valuables receiving chamber in which they foam and set thereby encasing valuables contained therein. A pair of arms 88 are pivotally displaced from a retracted position to an extended position in which they protrude from the containers 60, 62. Sharpened teeth 94 are provided on the arms to further inhibit displacement of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: CSIR
    Inventors: Johan Olivier, Johan Lehmann, Servaas Holtzhausen, Peter Bosscha
  • Publication number: 20150107314
    Abstract: A defeater latch handle with a handle, a lock, and escutcheon. The handle has a through hole and a recess. The recess has a generally semi-circular ring portion and a recess notch portion that communicates with and extends out of the semi-circular ring portion. The lock is accessible through the cylinder hole. Opening the lock moves a movable blocking device to an unlocked state. The escutcheon has a bore formed therein. The bore has a notch formed therein that receives the blocking device when in its locked state. A trigger slot formed in the escutcheon receives a slidable trigger with an extension catch. In a locked state, the extension catch is in the recess notch. In an unlocked state, the extension catch moves out of the recess notch and into the semi-circular ring portion. The handle can only be turned when both the lock and the slidable trigger are unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: S.P.E.P. Acquisition Corp.
    Inventor: Tam Le
  • Patent number: 9003841
    Abstract: A lock assembly for a lever type handle is disclosed. In the lock assembly for the lever type handle according to an aspect to the invention, the lever type handle is for opening and closing a door by a rotation of a handle portion. The lock assembly includes a key module rotated by a key member, wherein the key module being positioned in the handle portion, a rotary shaft rotated by a rotation of the key module and locking or unlocking the door through a dead lock member, and a rotation transmitter for transmitting the rotation of the key module to the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Youngkyun Koh
  • Patent number: 8935943
    Abstract: A securement device is provided to secure a portable item from unauthorized movement or theft. A first bracket engages a first portion of the item, second bracket engages a second portion of the item, and an elongated member spans the portable item to attach the first bracket to the second bracket to prevent significant separation of the first and second brackets when in the secured configuration. An aperture or recess in the second bracket receives a plug or attached device, where the plug or attached device is plugged into a receptacle in the item. When the attached device or plug is situated within the aperture or recess in the first bracket and the first bracket is engaged to the item, the first bracket is prevented from lateral and rotational movement relative to the item. A lock may be attached to the securement device to secure the item to an anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jay S Derman
  • 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: 8789642
    Abstract: A security system with a steering wheel adjacent to a seat with a seat back which can swing forward to a predetermined position. The seat can also slide longitudinally between a rearward and forward position. The system includes a headrest mounted on the seat back to reiprocate between a retracted position and a locking position. With the seat back in the predetermined position and the seat in the forward position, the headrest is movable from said retracted position forward and down to the locking position to capture the steering wheel between the headrest and the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Arthur Rice, Michael Wakefield
  • Patent number: 8783073
    Abstract: A system for securing an item is disclosed. The system may include a securement device and a lock. The securement device may include an elongated member having a first end and an opposite, second end. The securement device may further include first and second brackets. A first bracket may engage the first end of the elongated member and extend to engage or bracket a first portion of the perimeter of the item. A second bracket may selectively occupy a locked position with respect to the second end of the elongated member and extend to engage or bracket a second portion of the perimeter of the item. At least one of the first and second brackets may comprise an extension engaging the item and resisting side-to-side motion between the securement device and the item. The lock may engage the second end of the elongated member and hold the second bracket in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jay S. Derman
  • 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: 8671722
    Abstract: A bar shaped steering wheel lock including two ā€œLā€ shaped hooks obliquely attached on the lock body, an interior rod covered by trapezoidal thread for connecting the two hooks, a locking mechanism and an extendable sleeve. The trapezoidal thread allows the rod to be locked in position by the locking mechanism. The steering wheel lock is mounted firmly on a steering wheel by firstly inserting the two hooks into the holes on the wheel and secondly by stretching the two hooks until both the two hooks are secured on the arms within the rim of the steering wheel allowing the sleeve to be extended outward. The extended sleeve thus blocks the complete rotation of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Pingjun Qi, Xuhao Qi
  • Patent number: 8454749
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium, and system for vapor deposition on a substrate that maintain a first assembly of the vapor deposition system at a first temperature, maintain a second assembly of the vapor deposition system at a reduced temperature lower than the first temperature, dispose the substrate in a process space of the first assembly that is vacuum isolated from a transfer space in the second assembly, and deposit a material on the substrate. As such, the system includes a first assembly having a process space configured to facilitate material deposition, a second assembly coupled to the first assembly and having a transfer space to facilitate transfer of the substrate into and out of the deposition system, a substrate stage connected to the second assembly and configured to support the substrate, and a sealing assembly configured to separate the process space from the transfer space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Yicheng Li
  • Patent number: 8291732
    Abstract: A retractable hand lever actuator which can be locked in a trough for driving a latch for a switch cabinet or the like is described. The hand lever is articulated at a drive shaft supported in the trough. According to the invention, the hand lever actuator comprises a handle such as a T-handle or L-handle having two connection levers which are arranged relative to one another in a parallelogram configuration and which are articulated by one end at the drive shaft and by the other end in a similar manner at the handle in such a way that, on the one hand, they hold the handle in its direction parallel to the extension of the trough when the handle is folded out of the trough and, on the other hand, are able to transmit a rotational movement of the handle to the drive shaft in the folded out position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: DIRAK Dieter Ramsauer Konstruktionselemente GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ramsauer, Klaus Bergmann, Reinhard Gottschling
  • Patent number: 8256252
    Abstract: A steering lock device includes a lock member that is slidable between a lock position and an unlock position, and a slider that is disposed slidably in a direction perpendicular to a moving direction of the lock member. A sloped portion that is linearly sloped toward the steering shaft along a slide direction of the slider is provided on at least one of the lock member and the slider. The lock member is shifted between the lock position and the unlock position by the sloped portion in response to sliding of the slider. According to the steering lock device, downsizing can be brought due to its short height along a stroke direction of the lock member and cost reduction by commoditization of its main components can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8240176
    Abstract: A steering lock device includes a pin protruded from a side surface of an arm of a slider, a guide groove disposed on a housing to accommodate the slider slidably, and a cover wall the pin when the slider positions at its lock end within the guide groove. According to the steering lock device, it can be made difficult to unlock a steering shaft through an improper act, and thereby superior antitheft performance can be brought.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8210007
    Abstract: A method of preventing trailer theft includes the extending of a first end of a rod through a pair of wheels of a trailer. A stop is attached to a second end of the rod to prevent the second end from being pulled through the wheels. The stop has an outer surface has indicia thereon indicating the wheels cannot be rotated. A securing member is extended through the rod adjacent to the first end to prevent the first end from being removed from the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Frederick J. Laracy
  • Patent number: 8176758
    Abstract: A swivel lever can be locked in a trough in a swiveled in position and comprises a locking device which is accommodated in the swivel lever and which can be unlocked by way of an access opening in the swivel lever. The access opening can be made inaccessible by means of a cover. According to the invention, the cover can be blocked mechanically, particularly electromechanically, in its covering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Dirak Dieter Ramsauer Kontruktionselemente GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ramsauer, Sebastian Koch, Andreas Langenberg
  • Patent number: 8069693
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for locking at least one door of a container in a closed position includes first and second members slidably coupled to each other to move relative to each other, a latching mechanism configured to prevent the two members from moving relative to each other in at least one direction when the latching mechanism is in a locked state, and first and second lock members, each of the lock members including a first end and a second end. The first ends of the first and second lock members protrude through the body. The second end of the first lock member is coupled to the first member of the locking mechanism and the second end of the second lock member being coupled to the second member of the locking mechanism. The first ends of the first and second lock members are configured to engage portions of the container to lock the at least one container door in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Powers, Donald H. Warf, Daniel Bertuna, Walter C. Bonneau, Jr., David K. Aberizk, Jon D. Neasham, Scott Wilson, Keith L. Frankie, Stuart J. Waddell, Jamie Sparks
  • Patent number: 8061167
    Abstract: A car handler lock mainly includes a vertical frame having a U shape cut, and a lock device is arranged to the opening of the U shape cut. The car handler lock also includes a buckle body. The buckle body includes a sheet shield unit and a bridge buckle arranged between the shield unit and the lock unit of the vertical frame. The bridge buckle will cover the linking gaps between the shield unit and the vertical frame while the bridge buckle is locked to the lock device. The U shape cut of the vertical frame will be slid in and fixed to a shaft of the car handler, and the bridge buckle of the buckle body will be locked to the lock device so that the shield unit will provide an all-round protection to the car handler. The lock assembly is light and convenient by its sheet components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Chi-Hou Lee
  • Publication number: 20110226025
    Abstract: In a steering lock device, a lever extending along an axial direction of a key rotor is provided between a housing and a key cylinder. A pivot-point portion protruded toward the key cylinder is provided on the lever. The lever swings about the pivot-point portion as its swing center in a radial direction of the key cylinder in a state where the pivot-point portion contacts with a pivot-point receive portion on the key cylinder. Then the lever is displaced in the radial direction of the key rotor with its end portion as its pivot point. According to the steering lock device, a pin as a swing center is not required, and locking/unlocking the lock member can be controlled by the lever along with insertion/removal of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takebumi Kurata
  • Patent number: 7971459
    Abstract: A door lock and alarm in the form of a case which is attached to the exterior door handle by a clamping mechanism that stops movement of the case with respect to the door in all degrees of freedom, but allows the handle to turn inside the case. The case is provided with a lockable cover so as to permit an authorized user to open the cover and operate the door handle. An alarm device can be provided within the case to indicate tampering with the door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignees: Bournemouth University, Matthew Price
    Inventor: Mathew Price
  • Patent number: 7832240
    Abstract: A lid lock device includes: a housing fixed to either of a lid and a box; a hook member engaged with and disengaged from a lock portion; an elastic biasing unit for biasing the hook member; a control member for controlling the movement of the hook member; and a translating unit for translating the control member, wherein: the hook member includes: a hook portion which is brought into direct engagement with and disengagement from the lock portion; and an operating portion for translating the hook portion from a closing corresponding state to an opening corresponding state; a first wall and a second wall are provided on either of the hook member and the control member; a recessed portion is formed on either of the walls; and a raised portion is formed on the other of the hook member and the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Piolax Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro Najima
  • Patent number: 7827835
    Abstract: A steering wheel lock having a triple hook, a bar receiving mechanism, a lock box, a bar fixable to the lock box, and a lock is disclosed. The triple hook, via its lock box attaches to the steering wheel of a vehicle and is secured with the lock, which is attached with the bar. The length of the bar is adjusted within the lock box to provide a tight and secure fit customized to the particular dimensions of the steering wheel. A blinking LED alerts a passerby that the lock is engaged. A second embodiment covers the center of the steering wheel to prevent airbag theft and secure opposite sides of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Eduardo D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 7802828
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are illustrated. A first embodiment is a safety cover for a deadbolt of a door. The cover includes a housing having a first open end and a second open end. The housing is mounted to the door and positioned to substantially surround the deadbolt with the first open end and to contain a deadbolt actuator knob of the deadbolt within a cavity formed from the housing. The safety cover includes a cap mountable, via the second open end, into snug mating engagement with the interior of the housing. The cap is positioned such that upon actuation the cap slides axially within the housing until an inner wall of the cap meets the deadbolt actuator knob and wherein upon further actuation the inner wall grips and rotates the deadbolt actuator knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Outpace Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Paul Hopkins, Daniel Russ Dykstra
  • Publication number: 20100213724
    Abstract: A multi-function door lock system, comprising in combination, a frame having opposite sides, and installable on a door openable between an interior space and an exterior space, a deadbolt and a door latch carried by the frame to move between retracted and extended positions, a first rotary control located at one level on the frame to control deadbolt movement between extended and retracted positions via primary cam mechanism, a second rotary control at another level on the frame to control latch movement between extended and retracted positions, via secondary cam mechanism, means operatively connected between said secondary cam mechanism and the primary cam mechanism to effect deadbolt movement as aforesaid, in response to operation of the second rotary control, as effected via rotary input to the second rotary control from only one side of the frame. Means is also provided to be responsive to reverse rotation of the first rotary control to effect latch retraction independently of deadbolt displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Alan K. Uyeda
  • Publication number: 20100199727
    Abstract: A lever-handle lock includes a stationary support base adapted to mount to a door around a lever handle carried on the door. The lever-handle lock also includes a lever-handle rotation blocker mounted on the stationary support base to block selectively rotation of the lever handle relative to the stationary support base at the option of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim R. Varney, Bryan R. Hotaling
  • 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: 7752876
    Abstract: A lockout device includes an inner housing and an outer housing. The inner housing has an upper end portion, a lower end portion, an arcuate outer portion extending between the upper and lower end portions, and a central bearing portion extending outward from at least one of the upper and lower end portions. The outer housing has an upper end portion, a lower end portion, an arcuate outer portion extending between the upper and lower end portions, and a central opening disposed on at least one of the upper and lower end portions and sized to receive and bear against the central bearing portion of the inner housing for telescopic rotation of the inner housing with respect to the outer housing. The outer housing is sized to at least partially receive the inner housing when the inner and outer housing are rotated to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Glenn P. Meekma, Christopher Rohde, Jesse A. Marcelle, Mark Johnson, Michael Brojanic
  • Patent number: 7743634
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for immobilizing tracked vehicles comprises a first bar for extending between the treads of a tracked vehicle. A second bar, affixed at one end to the first bar, extends parallel to the first bar and passes through slots in a plate on the tracked vehicle, the plate being positioned on the opposite side of the track as the treads. A rotatable member is affixed to the first bar at a distance from the second bar, and has an orifice therethrough. A lockable bar passes through slots in the plate and then through the orifice in the rotatable member. The lockable bar has an enlarged portion to prevent it from being passed through the orifice in a first direction. A lock attaches to the remaining end of the lockable bar to prevent the bar from passing through the orifice in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Lawrence, Larry A. Cull
  • Publication number: 20100005841
    Abstract: An auto steering wheel safety lock includes an elongate rod, a lock core and a telescopic rod. The elongate rod has a through hole. The lock core installed in a vertical portion of an L-shaped core sleeve has a key hole. The vertical portion of the sleeve possesses a locking bar extended outward from its right side to form a wide locking groove to fit with diverse steering wheels. The core sleeve further has a horizontal portion combined with the elongate rod in a line and having a through hole communicating with the through hole of the elongate rod. The telescopic rod is movably extended in the through holes of the both, formed with plural ACME threads for engaging with the lock core to keep the telescopic rod positioned immovable in place, and having a hook located at its rear end. The hook and the vertical portion of the core sleeve are positioned at the underside of the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: MING-HUEI LIN
  • Patent number: 7628046
    Abstract: A steering wheel lock has a hollow locking shaft with two hooks, a locking base slidably mounted on a middle section of the locking shaft and having a bar corresponding to the two hooks, a retractable rod engaged the locking rod and having a positioning device at one end and a loop lock at the other end, and an interior shaft received inside the retractable rod and having an abutting head at one end and a clamping device at the other end. Thereby, the positioning device is secured by the clamping device on the interior shaft in a normal condition so that the retractable rod is temporarily held. Moreover, the loop lock and the hooks on the locking rod respectively and detachably mount on two opposite sides of the steering wheel to provide excellent burglarproof efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Wen-Chyun Su
  • Publication number: 20090293559
    Abstract: A car lock mainly comprises a steering wheel lock, a stereo lock, a hand brake lock, a first combination connecting mechanism and a second combination connecting mechanism. Whereby, the car lock according to the present invention can effectively prevent a thief from detaching stereo components, operating a steering wheel and hand brake lever to attain to the practical object of effectively preventing a car from being stolen because the whole effective collocation combination may be adopted on every kind of car and provides multiple protections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Bing-Huei Jeng
  • Patent number: 7624604
    Abstract: A car steering wheel locking structure includes a first lock hook, a second lock hook, a lock body, a lock heart, a pull rod, a cam, a ratch and a pawl. The lock heart is assembled on the lock body, the first lock hook is fixed on the lock body, the second lock hook is assembled on the pull rod, the pull rod is movably assembled on the lock body, the cam is assembled in the lock body and connects with the lock heart, the ratch is assembled on one end of the lock body by a column pin and has an extending board, the pawl is assembled in the lock body by a fixing shaft and mates with the ratch, one side of the first spring contacts with a claw portion of the pawl, and a tail portion of the pawl is driven to move by rotating the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: An Chen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20090282878
    Abstract: A steering wheel lock having a triple hook, a bar receiving, mechanism, a lock box, a bar fixable to the lock box, and a lock is disclosed. The triple hook. via its lock box attaches to the steering wheel of a vehicle and is secured with the lock, which is attached with the bar. The length of the bar is adjusted within the lock box to provide a tight and secure fit customized to the particular dimensions of the steering wheel. A blinking LED alerts a passerby that the lock is engaged. A second embodiment covers the center of the steering wheel to prevent airbag theft and secure opposite sides of the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Eduardo D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 7546752
    Abstract: A lock for steering wheels of vehicles includes a seat with an aperture formed at one end to receive a detent tube. The detent tube has a flute to hold an inner lining. The inner lining has a third pin hole. A latch bar is provided and insertable into a first holding hole of the detent tube and a second holding hole of the inner lining. The third pin hole is insertable by a third pin to anchor the latch bar. The latch bar can clamp two sides of a reinforced spoke of a steering wheel. The invention can be assembled quickly and easily, and provide improved theft-thwarting effect, and is adaptable to various steering wheels installed on varying locations of vehicles in different countries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Handyway Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Chun Su
  • Publication number: 20090145180
    Abstract: An automobile steering lock with a warning device includes a base having a chamber for containing a PC board, a battery and a buzzer. A light-permeable board is positioned at one side of the base for installing a displaying panel inside it to display a help signal. The displaying panel is connected to the PC board by a connecting line. With an alarm to sound out and a displaying panel to flash with the help signal for a double warning, the steering lock can really protect a car from stolen by a burglar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Pin-Ying YU
  • Publication number: 20090139285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steering lock device for antitheft of vehicle and aims to assure the safety of the steering lock device against secondary collision, on one hand, and to improve visual impression of peripheral domain of the steering column by closing an apertural areas for insertion of tilt lever operating knob with a cover of the steering lock device. The steering lock device is provided a cover member with the buffering member interposed in order to surround the steering lock device and thereby to assure safety from the secondary collision. In addition, an insertion hole formed in the steering column for a knob used to control a tilt steering device is closed with the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: U-SHIN LTD
    Inventor: Daisuke Tanioka
  • Publication number: 20090126426
    Abstract: A steering lock device includes a supporting bracket which is attached to a steering lock body including a lock member restricting rotation of a steering shaft within a steering column and is fastened to the steering lock body to fix the steering lock body to the steering column. The supporting bracket includes a shaft supporting portion pivotally supported by a supporting shaft; a shaft support cancellation preventing portion preventing to cancel the pivotable support of the shaft supporting portion by the supporting shaft; and an engagement holding portion holding the shaft support cancellation preventing portion. The steering body is provided with bearing portions through which the supporting shaft is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Alpha Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Okada
  • Publication number: 20090120144
    Abstract: A steering wheel adapter comprises a base having an opening, a plate with a plug formed, and a ring capable of sliding and rotating along the outer face of the base. In the steering wheel adapter, a guide hole penetrating the side face of the base from the outer face into the opening is disposed, a locking member capable of protruding into the opening is provided in the guide hole, and a cam face is provided facing the guide hole on the inner face of the ring. When the ring is slid and rotated in a state where the plate is mounted on the base to insert the plug into the opening, the cam face pushes and protrudes the locking member into the opening, and the locking member is pressed to contact the outer surface of the plug. Consequently, both easy attachment/detachment and prevention of rattle can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Works Bell Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuaki Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20090113958
    Abstract: An automobile steering wheel lock includes a foundation base provided with an insert slot at its front end and an accommodating chamber therein with a push-in lock having an engage pin and a spring. The push-in lock is pressed to insert the engage pin in the insert hole of the foundation base. The foundation base has its lower side fixed with a clasping member having its upper end disposed with a positioning insert rod and its lower end formed with a retaining member. The positioning insert rod inserted in the insert slot has at least one pin hole for the engage pin to be inserted therethrough, having one side provided with a slide recess. A fixing pin is inserted through the accommodating chamber and fixed in the slide recess to position the positioning insert rod in the insert slot for preventing the clasping member from slipping off the foundation base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Pin-Ying YU
  • Publication number: 20090107191
    Abstract: A lock for steering wheels of vehicles includes a seat with an aperture formed at one end to receive a detent tube. The detent tube has a flute to hold an inner lining. The inner lining has a third pin hole. A latch bar is provided and insertable into a first holding hole of the detent tube and a second holding hole of the inner lining. The third pin hole is insertable by a third pin to anchor the latch bar. The latch bar can clamp two sides of a reinforced spoke of a steering wheel. The invention can be assembled quickly and easily, and provide improved theft-thwarting effect, and is adaptable to various steering wheels installed on varying locations of vehicles in different countries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Wen Chun Su
  • Publication number: 20090100884
    Abstract: A security bar for quickly barricading a doorknob-operated, outward-opening door from inside a room, especially useful for fire safety doors used in schools and similar institutions. The bar spans the doorway from the knob to at least one side of the doorframe, with the ends of the bar overlying, and preferably directly engaging, the sides of the doorframe in a non-rotating fashion. The bar has a doorknob-engaging platform that engages the inner doorknob. A clamping member carried by the doorknob-engaging platform normally rests in a storage position out of the way of the doorknob while the bar is being applied to the door, but is quickly activated to clamp the doorknob to the platform. A lock is optionally engaged to lock the clamping member in place and prevent attempts to lift the bar out of engagement with the doorknob. Attempts to force the door open from the outside simply force the bar more tightly against the doorframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald R. Carr
  • Publication number: 20090056394
    Abstract: A steering lock device-added structure includes: a steering shaft; a steering column which rotatably houses the steering shaft therein; and a steering lock unit which is disposed on an outside surface of the steering column, and disables rotation of the steering shaft. The steering lock unit is coupled to the steering column while interposing a fracture inducing portion therebetween. The steering lock device-added structure further includes: a steering lock protective member which covers an outside surface of the steering lock unit; and a column protective member which covers a lower surface of the steering column, and is provided adjacent to the steering lock protective member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Hiroyasu TSUNODA
  • Publication number: 20090049877
    Abstract: A steering wheel lock having a triple hook, a bar receiving mechanism, a lock box, a bar fixable to the lock box, and a lock is disclosed. The triple hook, via its lock box attaches to the steering wheel of a vehicle and is secured with the lock, which is attached with the bar. The length of the bar is adjusted within the lock box to provide a tight and secure fit customized to the particular dimensions of the steering wheel. A blinking LED alerts a passerby that the lock is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Eduardo D'Angelo
  • Publication number: 20090031765
    Abstract: A multi-function steering wheel lock includes a stub axle tube (1) has an axial hole (15), a lock head (11) and a buckle (12) at a first end, a stub end (18) at a second end. A kingpin axle (2) has a buckle (21) at a first end can slide in the axial hole (15), thereby the lock head (11) sets limit to a range of movement of the kingpin axle (2). A two pole convergence yoke tube (3), on one hand, inserts into the stub end (18); on the other hand, slides vertically relate to the stub axle tube (1) to free the kingpin axle (2). A holding console (5) is pivotally connected to the yoke tube (3). As a result, a steering wheel and an audio system can be fixed by the yoke tube (3) and the holding console (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Kou-Tsin Liu
  • Patent number: 7467530
    Abstract: The vehicle brake-rotor lock includes a mounting bracket, and a lock mechanism, including at least one deadbolt shaft, which is preferably made of steel, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, boron, or any other dense metal, used to mechanically immobilize the vehicle. The bracket is preferably permanently attached to the protected vehicle. In a locked state, the deadbolt shaft extends through a cross-drilled ventilation hole or slot on the brake rotor of the vehicle, thereby preventing rotation of the brake rotor and the wheel. The lock mechanism preferably prevents any forward or rearward movement of the vehicle when engaged to allow for a heightened security for any vehicle using a disc braking system. In one embodiment, the lock mechanism is mechanically actuated. In another embodiment, the lock mechanism is electronically actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: New Hampton Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark Torrado, Eric Xavier, Adam Xavier