With Padlock Patents (Class 70/212)
  • Patent number: 8997536
    Abstract: A lockout device for a handle assembly includes first and second lockout members each including an outward facing base wall and outward extending first and second projections. The first and second projections of the first base member are spaced apart to receive the handle therebetween, and the first and second projections of the second base member are spaced apart to receive the handle latch therebetween. The first and second lockout members are pivotable with respect to each other to a lockout position for engagement of the base walls of the first and second lockout members with facing surfaces of a handle and a handle latch of the handle assembly. When the first and second lockout members are secured between the handle and the handle latch in the lockout position, the first and second lockout members block movement of the handle latch to prevent rotational movement of the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Fuller, John Whealon
  • Patent number: 8893534
    Abstract: A yard hydrant locking collar has two C-shaped steel hardened plates connected together at one end by a rivet. The rivet acts like a hinge and allows the top and bottom plates to swivel open and closed. The other end of each top and bottom plates has a locking hole. A one inch tapered slot is cut into the top plate near the locking hole. The top and bottom plates are rotated so the collar fits around the hydrant pipe. The locking holes and slot are positioned near the hydrant locking hole and the collar locking holes are aligned. A padlock is opened and tilted away from the pipe and the free arm of the padlock is placed through the locking hole of the hydrant handle and positioned over the locking holes of the collar. The padlock is then tilted back towards the pipe. The tapered slot allows the padlock to move towards the pipe so that the free end of the padlock can move through the locking holes. Once the free end of the padlock passes through the collar locking holes, the padlock can be raised and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Carl H. Niemi
  • Patent number: 8833114
    Abstract: The present invention broadly provides a theft-resistant guard (20) for a roll-up door lock mechanism (21). The improvement broadly comprises: the guard (20) being non-removably mounted on the lock mechanism (21) for movement with the handle (29). The guard has a proximal marginal end portion (34) arranged to partially embrace the pivotal connection between the latch cam (24) and plate (23), has an intermediate portion (35) adapted to partially embrace the handle, and has a distal marginal end portion (36) adapted to partially embrace the hold-closed keeper (32) when the handle is in the closed position, such that the guard may not be readily removed from the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Mark J Szczygielski
  • 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: 8627693
    Abstract: A lock assembly for a container having an opening defined by a door jamb, a cargo door adapted to close the opening, a rod linearly moveable to engage the door jamb, and a latch mountable to the rod. The assembly includes a casing having an inclined opening and mounted to the cargo door parallel the rod. The casing includes a protrusion changeable between an extended and a retracted position. A latch receiving means has an inclined opening adapted to align with the inclined opening of the casing for accepting the latch therein. The latch receiving means is responsive to movement of the latch within the casing between a locked and an unlocked condition and engages the locking means when the latch receiving means is in the locked condition. The rod is moved by the latch to engage and disengage the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Haber
  • 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: 8020414
    Abstract: The Container-Locking Device with respect to this particular invention has been designed to fasten the locking upright bar of one door of a container to another. It has been invented to include two virtually symmetrical segments of a pair of locking bar fasteners, where the flat end of each segment, opposite to the end fastened to the container door locking bar, will be fixed to one of the two virtually symmetrical segments of a padlock shroud. There is also a separation-prevention unit which prevents the shroud from being separated and eliminates the gap between the two segments when they are joined, in order to prevent a bolt cutter from being able to be inserted into the padlock shackle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Solex International (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ekaphan Pitisethakarn
  • 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: 7891219
    Abstract: A lock guard protects a padlock with a shackle and the ends of a securing connector. The device comprises a five-sided housing with an open bottom. Two opposing sides of the housing have opposing openings therethrough for inserting the ends of the securing connector. Inside the housing is a retaining tab having an opening therethrough dimensioned to receive the end of the shackle. The housing can also contain an abutment providing a surface against which to drive the top of the shackle when locking the padlock within the lock guard. When the retainer tab is vertical, the top edge of the hole in the retainer tab can act as an abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 7874230
    Abstract: A lockable handle assembly, having an operating handle rotatably mounted on a frame, with a bore therein, having an axis extending laterally, a blocking bolt slideably mounted in the handle, one end of the bolt being slideable into a strike in the frame, a drum rotatably mounted in the bore, with a second end of the bolt in contact with the drum so that rotation of the drum moves the bolt into and out of the strike, a lateral hole through the handle and passing through the bore, the drum having a throughhole therein coaxial with the lateral hole in the handle when the drum is positioned with the bolt in the strike, so that a bar extending through both the throughhole in the drum and the lateral hole in the handle prevents rotation of the drum to maintain the bolt is the strike thereby preventing rotation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Patrick Maquet
  • Patent number: 7874188
    Abstract: An anti-theft shield that protects the latching apparatus on the large rear doors of cargo trucks and truck trailers is provided, the shield including an elongated sheath-like member for sliding over and enclosing the cargo door latch handle, and a connected panel member for extending over and protecting the cargo door latch mechanism and the associated padlock for locking the latch handle to the latch mechanism. At a first end of the sheath-like member on the rear side thereof is a planar guide member for insertion behind the latch handle and pivot pin locking hook. The shield is secured in position over the latch mechanism by means of the guide member in combination with a shield locking bracket having an opening for accepting the padlock bight during the locking procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Jim Chudzicki
  • Patent number: 7770420
    Abstract: A door has a doorknob, and is hingedly mounted in a door frame having at least one vertical member. The door is capable of selective rotational movement between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The door has a first side and an opposed second side. The first side is oriented in a direction toward which the door opens. A barricade bar includes a flange member for selectively engaging the doorknob to prevent the separation of the flange member from the doorknob. The barricade bar also includes a frame member for coordinate engagement with the at least one vertical member. The frame member is rigidly coupled with the flange member. The barricade bar can be oriented adjacent the second side of the door so that the frame member engages the vertical member and the flange member engages the doorknob to prevent the opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald R. Carr
  • 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: 7490838
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Duty Free Air and Ship Supply, Co.
    Inventors: Saul Hyatt, Kevin Greene
  • Patent number: 7484390
    Abstract: A lockable strike for walk-in cold rooms includes a housing that includes a recessed well with openings positioned on opposing sides thereof to accept a locking device therethrough and a deadbolt moveably engaged therein to reciprocally move along a path of travel between an extended position and a retracted position with respect to the housing; and a knob rotatably mounted within the recessed well and having an opening through a handle thereof positioned relative to the openings in the housing to further accept the locking device therethrough thereby preventing the rotation of the knob in a first position, wherein the handle can engage the locking device when it is inserted through the openings in the housing thereby preventing the rotation of the knob in a second position, and the knob is in communication with the deadbolt to move the deadbolt between the extended position and the retracted position when the knob is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Kason Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Burl M. Finkelstein, Brett A. Mitchell, Raymond J. Hiller
  • Patent number: 7441425
    Abstract: An improved door lock of a cargo container having a burglarproof function is disclosed. The door lock includes a handle hub, in which supporting pieces are integrally formed, welded to a locking rod, a rear supporting piece of the supporting pieces having a fastening hole, a front supporting piece of the supporting pieces integrated with an inward locking protrusion having a screw coupling groove, a handle including a connecting part and having a locking recess with a fastening hole such that the inward locking protrusion of the front supporting piece is inserted into and locked in the fastening hole due to pivot of the handle, and a bolt fastened into the screw coupling groove through the fastening hole of the rear supporting piece. Therefore, robbery is prevented and tamper-evident is easily checked during transfer of the cargo container so that measure against the tamper-evident can be easily taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Kum-Sik Jeong
  • Patent number: 7412856
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a guard are provided for protecting a padlock securing stanchion levers in their door locking position. An opening in the front wall of the guard permits its use with padlocks having long shackles as well as those with regular length shackles while retaining the compactness not normally retained for the extended length of the shackles. The preferred construction lock guard has a pitched roof and a pair of legs on its laterally outer sides extending downwardly behind the stanchion lever at laterally opposite sides of the stanchion latching mechanism that increase stability, rigidity of the housing and protection of the latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 7278284
    Abstract: A lock box assembly for enclosing and protecting a plastic security seal on the latch assembly of the door on a cargo container or trailer. The lock box includes first and second box members that together form an enclosure for the hasp assembly that holds the seal. Cooperating latch arm slots in the sides of the box members capture the latch arm, thereby securing the lock box to the latch assembly and preventing access to the seal. Aligned holes in the sides of the box members receive a lock pin. This configuration provides a lock box that is simple in design and easy to attach and remove using any conventional lock pin. The box is secured to the latch assembly by capturing the latch arm in the slots, eliminating the need for any structure to pass through the hasps, leaving the seal undisturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Robert L. James
  • Patent number: 7219685
    Abstract: A locking device for gate valves utilizes an available lock and avoids the necessity of having to chain or weld the lock to the bonnet or other stationary portion of a standard gate valve. The locking device includes a bracket, which mounts securely to one of the truss members of the gate valve. The bracket also includes an upwardly projecting mast, which is inserted between the adjacent spokes of the hand wheel. A cap is seated onto the hand wheel and the mast of the bracket installed on the gate valve. The cap includes a mast port though which the upper end of the mast projects when the cap is seated on the hand wheel. In certain embodiments, the cap covers all of the spokes on the hand wheel and has a number of downwardly projecting spaced spoke detents that are inserted into the openings between the adjacent spokes of the hand wheel. The secure and easy installation of the cap onto the mast of the bracket and the hand wheel prevents rotation of the hand wheel and adjustment of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Espinoza
  • Patent number: 7207198
    Abstract: A lockout assembly suitable for use with a valve having a handle rotatable between an open position and a closed position includes a lock arm which supports a clamping mechanism. In one aspect of the invention, the lock arm includes a longitudinal slot having slot ends. The clamping mechanism is engagable with the handle for clamping thereto and includes a threaded stud extending through the slot. The threaded stud is slidable in the slot between the slot ends. In another aspect of the invention, the clamping mechanism includes a locking knife and body. The body is interposed between the lock arm and locking knife, and includes an opening for slidably receiving the threaded stud therethrough. The locking knife is axially fixed to an end of the threaded stud and is moveable relative to the body for clamping onto the handle interposed between the locking knife and body. The locking knife includes a lower jaw having a distal end and a proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Benda
  • 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: 7201027
    Abstract: A security device is provided for locking a closure such as a door or a gate to an enclosure. The security device is a lock guard for a padlock having a shackle insertable in either a vertical opening or a horizontal opening in a latch component on the closure or the enclosure. The lock guard has a sloping roof for deflecting sledge hammer blows. The sloping roof is preferably a double pitch roof. One embodiment of the invention has two double pitch roofs facilitating its use with both latch parts having vertical openings and latch parts having horizontal openings. Another embodiment of the invention has a single pitch roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 7201028
    Abstract: A lock guard is provided which is particularly well suited to protect a padlock employed to secure a stanchion lever securing one or more doors of a cargo container, trailer truck or moving van. The lock guard includes an interior locking tab with a vertical opening through which a hinged leg of a padlock shackle extends when the unhinged leg of the shackle is passed through an opening in a component of the stanchion door and the shackle is closed by abutting it against an abutment on the underside of the roof of the guard. The lock guard, which provides a protective housing or shield for the shackle of the padlock when the padlock is in its installed locking position, is particularly compact thereby minimizing access of cutting tools to the padlock shackle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 7162898
    Abstract: A security device is provided for a cargo container having doors hinged on vertical axis, which are locked by vertical stanchions. The locking device includes a housing and a hook. The hook has a pair of vertically spaced claws, which are placed around a stanchion in straddling relation to a pair of parallel brackets to which the stanchion operating lever is pivotally connected. The housing of the locking device has a cross bar which confronts the pivot brackets, thereby preventing rotation of the stanchion when the housing and hook are coupled by a puck lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 7000955
    Abstract: A compact, portable device for effectively locking a crank window in a user selected position. The body of the device can be selectively secured to or released from a window crank. When secured to the window crank, the device limits rotation of the crank by mechanical interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Heyder
  • Patent number: 6983629
    Abstract: A portable security device for locking a pair of stanchions of a cargo container which employs a J bar having a hook at one of its ends for engaging one stanchion and notches on its other end which are engageable by a complementary latch on a flip plate pivotally mounted to a housing which includes an elbow providing a pocket for the other stanchion. The J bar extends through aligned opening in side walls of the housing and in front of the other stanchion to lock it in its pocket. A puck lock secured to the housing holds the flip plate latch in engagement with a notch of the J bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Patent number: 6952940
    Abstract: A double lock T-handle is disclosed having a tray which includes an inwardly dished handle receiving area, a second recessed handle receiving region, and a recessed padlock receiving depression. The tray further includes a lock cylinder casing having a locking cylinder and a shaft cylinder casing having a shaft. The lock cylinder functions as a first lock and a padlock functions as a second lock for the double lock T-handle. The T-handle includes a locking shoulder and a fracturable throat section which deters forced breakage of the T-handle and undesirable opening of a locked door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Allegis Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Molzer, Frederick Molzer
  • Patent number: 6928843
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly for enclosing a tamper-evident security seal sealing a hasp assembly comprises a first enclosure portion and a second enclosure portion. A post is coupled to the first enclosure portion for extending through the generally aligned holes of the hasp members of the hasp assembly to secure the hasp members together and position the first enclosure portion behind the security seal. The second enclosure portion includes an aperture formed therein for receiving the post so that the second enclosure member engages the first enclosure portion and covers the security seal. In this manner, the first enclosure portion and the second enclosure portion cooperate to at least substantially enclose the security seal. A latching member secures the second enclosure portion to the first enclosure to limit unauthorized access to the security seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: James T. Pirnie
  • Patent number: 6923028
    Abstract: A security locking system for trailers that features an interior locking bar that is controlled from the outside. The locking bar is traversed in a linear motion parallel to the door by a toggle mechanism. The bar is guided into the locking mechanism by two guides mounted to the inside of the trailer door. The toggle mechanism is turned using a common trailer latch that also locks by use of a key. Alternatively the latch could be modified to lock or unlock by using a remote activator. Once the latch is turned all the way (90 degrees) it will raise the locking bar into the upper secure bracket. The lower part of the locking bar will be lowered into the lock housing which is hidden just under the trailer floor, it will then be in position in the locking mechanism for the key pin to be inserted and then locked. The locking mechanism can also be modified to be controlled using a remote activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventors: William J. Caldwell, William D. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 6886378
    Abstract: A system for locking cargo containers. The container locking system comprises a lock housing comprising a box, a lock bar housing disposed behind the lock housing, a lock bar disposed within the lock bar housing, a staple attached to the lock bar, a slot disposed between the lock housing and the lock bar housing, and a lock. The staple translates and rotates as the lock bar translates and rotates. The staple may be disposed in the slot and accessed from an opening in the front of the lock housing. A shackle of the lock may be disposed through a hole in the staple, thus securing the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Pacific Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Donovan Harris, Darin Allen Harris
  • Patent number: 6829914
    Abstract: A locking device for inhibiting the movement of control arm of a machine relative to a second arm having a tubular main shaft body connected to a first hook base plate, a telescopic shaft body with a diameter adapted to be inserted into the main shaft body and connected to a second hook base plate, a pair of hooks connected to each of the first and second base plates at the ends of the plates and oriented substantially parallel to the shaft bodies and further oriented such that each member of the hook pair opposes the other member by substantially one hundred and eighty degrees. Various applications for the device are disclosed, as well as method for securing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Terry Bullock
  • Patent number: 6823701
    Abstract: A door latching device is disclosed that is mountable to conventional doors, including cargo container doors and garage doors, for preventing opening thereof. A conventional keyed lock, such as a padlock or puck-shaped protected shackle lock, couples with the latching device to lock the latching device in a latched position with a door. The latching device includes a rigid housing having an attachment bolt affixed thereto for securing the latching device to the door, a slidable locking pin having an opening for receiving a locking pin ingress/egress. In a locked position, the locking pin protrudes from the housing, and the lock is coupled with the locking pin to prevent movement of the same. In an unlocked position, the lock is uncoupled from the locking pin to permit sliding of the locking pin. The housing provides limited access to the lock once the lock is coupled with the locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Roy E. Gogel
  • Publication number: 20040118169
    Abstract: A locking device to selectively lock a regulator. The device includes a hollow member, configured to receive a handle of a regulator, where the hollow member is closed on a first end and open on a second end. The second end is configured with at least three tabs extending along a longitudinal axis of the hollow member from the second end toward the first end where any two adjacent tabs define a slot configured to receive a gas line coupled to a regulator. Each tab defines a hole near the second end that is configured for receiving a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Gary Donath, Robert Turbow, Billy D. McMains
  • Patent number: 6748776
    Abstract: A locking handle assembly includes a support member and a door comprising a longitudinally extending edge. The door is moveable between a closed position, wherein the door defines a plane and the edge is positioned adjacent the support member, and an open position. A first lock receiving member is mounted to the support member and a handle is pivotally mounted to the support member. The handle is pivotable between a locked position and an unlocked position about a pivot axis oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of the closed door. The handle includes an elongated grippable member and a second lock receiving member. The handle does not extend across the edge of the door when the handle is in the unlocked position such that the door is moveable between the closed and open positions. The elongated grippable member extends across the edge of the door when the handle is in the locked position, wherein the first and second lock receiving members are aligned when handle is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: A. L. Hansen Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bullock, William S. Hansen, II
  • Patent number: 6725695
    Abstract: A heavy duty steering wheel securing anti-theft device. Embodiments are described herein that also protect any air bag contained in the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Patent number: 6725694
    Abstract: A heavy duty steering wheel securing anti-theft device. Embodiments are described herein that also protect any air bag contained in the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Publication number: 20040055344
    Abstract: A locking handle assembly includes a support member and a door comprising a longitudinally extending edge. The door is moveable between a closed position, wherein the door defines a plane and the edge is positioned adjacent the support member, and an open position. A first lock receiving member is mounted to the support member and a handle is pivotally mounted to the support member. The handle is pivotable between a locked position and an unlocked position about a pivot axis oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of the closed door. The handle includes an elongated grippable member and a second lock receiving member. The handle does not extend across the edge of the door when the handle is in the unlocked position such that the door is moveable between the closed and open positions. The elongated grippable member extends across the edge of the door when the handle is in the locked position, wherein the first and second lock receiving members are aligned when handle is in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: A.L. HANSEN MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bullock, William S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 6708532
    Abstract: A security device for a vehicle door or shipping container hasp includes a hinged cover with a window that permits the hasp to partially project thereinthrough, and a lock for fixing the cover in an overlaying relationship with the hasp. The cover includes slots on the side for bypassing a lever held by said hasp, and otherwise shields the hasp from intrusion from a prying tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Ryadon, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Winland
  • Patent number: 6705137
    Abstract: A lock device is provided for use with a truck semi-trailer. The semitrailer has a dolly wheel or landing gear system alternately configurable between a trailer support configuration and a trailer travel configuration. The lock device comprises a rigid, one-piece hollow box adapted to fit over and enclose portions of both a crankshaft and a drive shaft of a dolly wheel or landing gear system so as to prohibit movement of a crank into a crank operating position. The box has first and second adjacent but mutually perpendicular closed sides which are adapted to be located adjacent to portions of the crankshaft and the drive shaft. Third and fourth adjacent but mutually perpendicular box sides are at least partially open and are adapted to permit the crankshaft and the drive shaft to extend therethrough. Fifth and sixth mutually parallel sides are located perpendicularly to and at the edges of the first, second, third and fourth sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: American Lock Company
    Inventors: Edward H. Saladin, Edward C. Flory
  • Publication number: 20040031297
    Abstract: A security device for a vehicle door or shipping container hasp includes a hinged cover with a window that permits the hasp to partially project thereinthrough, and a lock for fixing the cover in an overlaying relationship with the hasp. The cover includes slots on the side for bypassing a lever held by said hasp, and otherwise shields the hasp from intrusion from a prying tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: Ryadon,Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Winland
  • Patent number: 6668601
    Abstract: A locking device is provided which is configured to mount to a frame having a locking bar receiving surface therein, which includes a housing for an enclosure with a door opening and a door and having a lock for locking the door to the enclosure about the door opening. A first bar is removably disposable within the locking bar receiving surface and when received therein the device is in a locked position and when removed therefrom is in an unlocked position. A second bar is at least partially movably disposed within the enclosure and is in a laterally spaced and parallel relation with respect to the first bar. Another bar interconnects the first bar and the second bar for providing that the bars move parallel to one another to and from the locked position to the unlocked position. Also, a second lock for locking the device to the frame is disposed within the enclosure having limited accessibility when the door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Dennis Reddick
  • Publication number: 20030233858
    Abstract: A lock device is provided for use with a truck semi-trailer. The semitrailer has a dolly wheel or landing gear system alternately configurable between a trailer support configuration and a trailer travel configuration. The lock device comprises a rigid, one-piece hollow box adapted to fit over and enclose portions of both a crankshaft and a drive shaft of a dolly wheel or landing gear system so as to prohibit movement of a crank into a crank operating position. The box has first and second adjacent but mutually perpendicular closed sides which are adapted to be located adjacent to portions of the crankshaft and the drive shaft. Third and fourth adjacent but mutually perpendicular box sides are at least partially open and are adapted to permit the crankshaft and the drive shaft to extend therethrough. Fifth and sixth mutually parallel sides are located perpendicularly to and at the edges of the first, second, third and fourth sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Edward H. Saladin, Edward C. Flory
  • Patent number: 6622536
    Abstract: A valve lock for securing the handle of a pipe. The valve lock includes a first housing having first and second contact points for engaging the pipe and a retention chamber that receives the handle. The first housing is in a final position to prevent rotation of the handle when the retention chamber receives the handle and the first and second contact points are seated against the pipe. A second housing has a third contact point for engaging the pipe and a lock member for disposition relative to the first housing when the first housing is in the final position and the third contact point is seated against the pipe. The lock member receives the shackle of a padlock to secure the lock member to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Prinzing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Fuller, Chris Davis
  • Patent number: 6606888
    Abstract: An anti-pilfer lock device is provided for protecting against unauthorized access to the flow control valve units projecting from the outer surface of a mobile ammonia nurse tank. A box-shaped housing is sized and configured to be removably mounted on the shell of the nurse tank in complemental conforming relationship thereto in a position shielding the flow control valve units to prevent theft of ammonia from the nurse tank. Lock structure is provided for releasably holding the housing in its valve protecting position on the nurse tank storage vessel. The lock structure includes a coupling bar connected to at least one of the control valve housings, and an extension strap secured to the bar extends upwardly therefrom through a slot in the top wall of the housing. A bolt cutter proof lock is removably connected to the upper end of the extension strap above the top surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Farmland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Steinle, Guy Swenson
  • Patent number: 6591641
    Abstract: The specification discloses a locking device for a cargo-container closure of the type comprising a pair of doors hingedly mounted to a body of the cargo-container, each door having associated therewith in spaced-apart relation at least one upright lockrod the lockrods being adapted for securement to the body in a closed condition of the doors, and in which closed condition of the doors the lockrods are laterally spaced-apart a finite distance. The locking device comprises a pair of separate arms, each arm having a principal length extending between first and second ends, the first end of each arm defining a stop adapted to confront one of the lockrods, and the second ends of the arms being adapted for secure interconnection in end-to-end abutting relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Freight Securities, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Cann
  • Patent number: 6581425
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a mechanism for securing a container. The container includes at least one wall, which is comprised of at least a first door. The mechanism includes a first rod, which is attached with the outer surface of the first door. The first rod is capable of being rotated from an openable position, when the first door is capable of being opened, to a closed position, when the first door is engaged with the container to be closed. The mechanism further includes a channel member, which is attached with the inner surface of the first door, and a sliding member, which is slidably received within the channel member. The sliding member is engageable with the first rod. As the first rod is rotated from the openable position to the closed position, engagement of the first rod with the sliding member causes the sliding member to slide to secure the first door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Haulaway Storage Containers, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Brown, Clifford R. Ronnenberg
  • Patent number: 6581419
    Abstract: A hasp and lock cover for installation on a camming handle of a cargo door of cargo carrying vehicles and shipping containers to substantially cover existing top and bottom hasp elements and the shackle of a lock device installed through the hasp elements. The cover is a unitary rigid box-like device having a contiguous front wall, laterally opposed side walls, a top end wall, an open back side, and an open bottom end defining an interior. Axially aligned apertures through each laterally opposed side wall are sized and shaped to slidably receive the camming handle of the cargo door. A recess in the top end wall is sized and shaped to allow pivotal movement therethrough of the top hasp element into and out of the cover interior. The open bottom end allows the lock device to be manually inserted upwardly therethrough into the interior and manipulated to secure the shackle through aligned apertures in the top and bottom hasp elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Forrest E. Strodtman
  • Patent number: 6560999
    Abstract: A heavy duty steering wheel securing anti-theft device. Embodiments are described herein that also protect any air bag contained in the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Patent number: 6543263
    Abstract: A heavy duty steering wheel securing anti-theft device. Embodiments are described herein that also protect any air bag contained in the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Patent number: 6532778
    Abstract: A double lock T-handle is disclosed having a tray which includes an inwardly dished handle receiving area, a second recessed handle receiving region, and a recessed padlock receiving depression. The tray further includes a lock cylinder casing having a locking cylinder and a shaft cylinder casing having a shaft. The lock cylinder functions as a first lock and a padlock functions as a second lock for the double lock T-handle. The T-handle includes a locking shoulder and a fracturable throat section which deters forced breakage of the T-handle and undesirable opening of a locked door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Allegis Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Molzer, Frederick Molzer