Actuated After Correct Combination Recognized (e.g., Numerical, Alphabetical, Or Magnet(s) Pattern) Patents (Class 70/278.1)
  • Patent number: 10851563
    Abstract: A combination lock can be operated manually via the manipulation of dials and by way of an electronic key. The lock includes one or more rotatable selectors each having multiple indicia disposed thereon. Rotation of the rotatable selectors to predetermined indicia places the lock in the unlocked position. The lock can further include an electronic port and an actuator. Upon receipt of a predetermined credential via the port, the actuator can place the lock in the unlocked position. The lock further includes a knob that, when the lock is in the unlocked position, can be rotated between a first position in which the lock is in a closed position and a second position in which the lock is in an open position. The combination lock may automatically scramble the positions of the dials upon opening for security purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Digilock Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: An Zhang, Asil Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 10706652
    Abstract: An input device includes a touch pad may include a transmissive material, a touch detector disposed at a rear portion of the touch pad, a printed circuit board connected to the touch detector, and a plurality of light emitting devices mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein a plurality of input elements is provided on a back surface of the touch detector. Each input element has at least two symbols that are formed in overlap with each other and in mutually different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, LS Automotive Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye Kyung Kim, Sung Sik Choi, Dae Ig Jung, Young Ju Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Dae Wook Kwon, Min Seok Kwon, Won Lee, Moon Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10487541
    Abstract: A combination lock can be operated manually via the manipulation of dials and by way of an electronic key. The lock includes one or more rotatable selectors each having multiple indicia disposed thereon. Rotation of the rotatable selectors to predetermined indicia places the lock in the unlocked position. The lock can further include an electronic port and an actuator. Upon receipt of a predetermined credential via the port, the actuator can place the lock in in the unlocked position. The lock further includes a knob that, when the lock is in the unlocked position, can be rotated between a first position in which the lock is in a closed position and a second position in which the lock is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Digilock Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: An Zhang, Asil Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 10482696
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal includes a service providing unit, a first sending unit, and a first receiving unit. The service providing unit provides a use reservation service for a vehicle or facilities by communicating with another server. The first sending unit sends a first signal to the server in response to a request from the service providing unit. The first signal requests authentication information used for locking and unlocking. The first receiving unit receives the authentication information from the server. The server includes a second receiving unit and a second sending unit. The second sending unit sends a second signal including the authentication information to the portable terminal when the second receiving unit receives the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10458153
    Abstract: A padlock is disclosed comprising an electronic circuitry and such that the padlock may be opened via a near field communication network such as Bluetooth™ or via other electronic interfaces such as an integrated fingerprint scanner. In one embodiment the padlock is capable of receiving and transmitting radio frequency signals from nearby sensor nodes containing information regarding temperature, humidity, moisture, speed, vibration, liquid level, concentration of gases and other sensing devices for use in a system for monitoring, tracking, tracing, alarms, access management, access recording, authenticity and integrity of goods, documents or other valued objects in storage or transit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: RYNAN TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: My T. Nguyen, Cuong Q. Hong, Luong V. Truong, Hien H. Nguyen, Brian D. Nguyen, Christina M. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10403070
    Abstract: Digital certificates are signed by a server's private key and installed at lock controllers that restrict access to physical resources. The server's public key is distributed to lock controllers and to mobile electronic devices operated by users who are given access to the physical resources. Lock-access data is digitally signed by the server's private key and provided to mobile electronic devices to facilitate access. The lock controller validates lock-access data and grants access conditionally based on time, version, and/or identity data provided within lock-access data. The use of certificates reduces the need to rely on a security scheme specific to the network. Lock controllers can also broadcast status notifications, so that updates and log data can be securely communicated with the server using mobile electronic devices as a proxy. The system is highly scalable, as each lock controller need not track the full scope of access permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SERA4 LTD.
    Inventors: Jerod Klink, Herb Little
  • Patent number: 10385589
    Abstract: An electric door lock uses an interface to receive a credential to disengage a door lock. The interface is disposed on the user-graspable handle. The interface may comprise a sensor that receives a credential, such as an alphanumeric or symbolic code, a biometric input, or any appropriate combination of inputs. After a credential is entered, a gesture may be input to the interface to indicate that the credential is complete and prompt a controller to disengage the lock device. A gesture may comprise a motion or series or motions. The electric door lock also provides a control system that can be networked to allow remote entry of a credential. The control system can also control a plurality of door handles through a single door, or provide controls through remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Residential Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Matosian
  • Patent number: 10378254
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle is provided that includes a handle body having inner and outer sides, keypad contacts on the outer side, and a plurality of proximity sensors disposed on the handle body to generate sense activation fields extending on the inner and outer sides. The vehicle door handle also includes a controller processing signals generated by the sensors to determine a handle pull on the inner side and a keypad input on the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Kosta Papanikolaou, Paul Kenneth Dellock, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10366553
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes a portable terminal and a server. The portable terminal includes a service providing unit, a first sending unit, and a first receiving unit. The service providing unit provides a use reservation service for a vehicle or facilities by communicating with another server. The first sending unit sends a first signal to the server in response to a request from the service providing unit. The first signal requests authentication information used for locking and unlocking. The first receiving unit receives the authentication information from the server. The server includes a second receiving unit and a second sending unit. The second sending unit sends a second signal including the authentication information to the portable terminal when the second receiving unit receives the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10140824
    Abstract: A merchandise security device is provided. The merchandise security device may include a base configured to be attached to a support surface. The base includes an alarm circuit and a tether, and the tether is configured to be extended and retracted relative to the base and to be coupled to one or more items of merchandise. The alarm circuit is configured to detect removal of the base from the support surface, cutting of the tether, and/or removal of the tether. In addition, the security device includes a lock mechanism configured to lock to the tether for securing the one or more items of merchandise to the tether, wherein one or more items of merchandise are removable from the tether when the lock mechanism is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schultz, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 9997861
    Abstract: A latch indicator apparatus for indicating a locked status of an attachment between a cable housing and a cable receptor. The latch indicator apparatus includes a latch indicator attached to a cable housing at an attachment point, a first resistive element having a first resistance, and is attached to the cable housing at the attachment point. The restive element of the latch indicator attaches to an indicator tab. The latch indicator includes an indicator window, which is positioned to indicate a locked status of the latch indicator based on the first resistance of the first resistive element. The latch indicator tests a connection between a cable housing and a cable housing by indicating a locked status. The locked status is indicated by exerting a first force on the indicator tab by pulling the indicator tab in a direction away from the connection between the cable housing and the cable receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Schaefer, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath
  • Patent number: 9936804
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electromechanical locker system may include providing a set of lockers with coin-operated locks. The coin-operated locks may be removed from the set of lockers. A conduit may be extended along and connected to a frame member from which the coin-operated locks had previously been positioned. Electromechanical lock units may be attached to the conduit so as to replace the coin-operated locks. A retrofitted coin-operated locker bank may include a coin-operated locker bank including a multiple lockers having respective doors, where the coin-operated locker bank is free of coin-operated locks. A conduit may be connected to a frame member and extend vertically adjacent to the hinged doors of a column of lockers. Multiple electromechanical lock units may be attached to the conduit so as to replace the coin-operated locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Best Lockers, LLC
    Inventors: John Zaniker, Dennis Toibero, Scott Nelson
  • Patent number: 9834964
    Abstract: A vehicle door includes a powered latch configured to selectively retain the door in a closed position when the powered latch is latched, and permits the door to be opened when the powered latch is unlatched. The vehicle door further includes an exterior door handle having an outer side that faces away from the door structure, and an inner side that is spaced apart from an outer surface of the door to define a gap. A force sensor on the exterior door handle detects impact forces on the handle. The door also includes an unlatch switch that can be actuated by a user to request unlatching of the powered latch. A controller is configured to deny an unlatch request generated by actuation of the unlatch switch if the force sensor detects an impact on the exterior handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Kosta Papanikolaou, Robert Bruce Kleve, Michael Hrecznyj
  • Patent number: 9745778
    Abstract: A spacer for a keyless-entry vehicle door handle of the type including mateable body and cover portions, and at least one electronic component disposed in an internal space of the handle defined by the body and cover portions, the at least one electronic component having first and second portions each arranged in proximity to one or the other of opposing interior surfaces of the body and cover portions of the handle. The spacer includes a compressible member disposed in the internal space of the handle, the compressible member having a body with opposite surfaces each facing one of the opposing interior surfaces of the body and cover portions of the handle, and recesses formed in each of the opposite surfaces, each recess dimensioned to receive therein one or the other of the first and second portions of the at least one electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ADAC PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Bingle
  • Patent number: 9704316
    Abstract: An embodiment of an electronic access control system includes an electronic access apparatus, an electronic lock, and an access control administration program. The electronic access apparatus provides a wireless power signal and a wireless digital data signal to the electronic lock. The wireless power signal can be the only source of power used by the electronic lock to actuate an electronic lock mechanism. In some embodiments, the lock mechanism includes a piezoelectric latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory Paul Kirkjan
  • Patent number: 9562370
    Abstract: An exemplary lockset is configured for installation in a standard door preparation, and includes an exterior assembly, an interior assembly, and a center assembly connecting the exterior and interior assemblies. The exterior assembly includes an exterior escutcheon which houses a credential reader assembly including a multi-tech credential reader. The interior assembly includes an interior escutcheon which houses a control system. The center assembly includes a chassis, an outer surface of which may define a channel. The credential reader assembly is in communication with the control assembly via a wire harness, a portion of which may pass through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: James D. Ohl, Richard A. White, Joseph Wayne Baumgarte, Ryan C. Kincaid, Matthew Dexter, John Evenson
  • Patent number: 9303431
    Abstract: A door entry device comprising includes a case, a key holder and a key pad. The case covers a door-locking device on a door. The key holder has a slot into which a key end fits. The knob is mounted on the case. A currently active security code can be entered into the keypad. When the currently active security code has been entered into the keypad, turning the knob results in turning the key holder to unlock the door-locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Consumer 2.0, Inc.
    Inventors: Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Clark Li
  • Patent number: 9286785
    Abstract: A module frame for bell system modules having a module locking means for locking modules, which are to be inserted, to the frame and having a locking canceling means for canceling locking during actuator excitation. In the process, provision is made for the locking canceling means to also exhibit actuator-independent permanent catch blocking which can be selectively activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Mobotix AG
    Inventors: Ralf Hinkel, Dirk Tiemann
  • Patent number: 9273492
    Abstract: A cam lock for cabinets, drawers, drug cabinets, credenzas, sliding doors, lockers, mail boxes and other door type applications is compact in size, fits an existing cam lock opening and provides electronic access via a keypad or other electronic access. Using batteries, such as AAA size batteries or smaller, the lock has electronics that release a lock turn knob or handle when the correct code is entered. Preferably a set of electronic contacts is included at an accessible position on the lock housing to allow both master access and power jumping with a common manager's implement, for situations of lost codes and/or battery failure. In a particular embodiment the lock is long, narrow and low in profile so as to fit on the margin of a steel or wood file cabinet, compatible with the cam lock opening already provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Security People, Inc.
    Inventor: Asil T. Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 9129457
    Abstract: An electronic door lock mounts to a door and includes an inner side and an outer side. The electronic door lock is operable to control access to an access controlled area positioned adjacent the inner side of the door. The electronic door lock includes an outer base connected to the outer side of the door, an inner base connected to the inner side of the door, a locking mechanism coupled to the door and movable between a locked position and an unlocked position in response to a control signal, and a control circuit disposed within the inner base and operable to generate the control signal in response to an input credential. An attachment interface is at least partially formed as part of the outer base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Gustavo L. Sumcad, Ronald Taylor, James W. Brown, Peter M. Dance, James R. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9127478
    Abstract: A door entry device comprising includes a case, a key holder and a key pad. The case covers a door-locking device on a door. The key holder has a slot into which a key end fits. The knob is mounted on the case. A currently active security code can be entered into the keypad. When the currently active security code has been entered into the keypad, turning the knob results in turning the key holder to unlock the door-locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Consumer 2.0
    Inventors: Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Clark Zhe Li
  • Patent number: 9109379
    Abstract: A keyless padlock having a padlock body, a shackle, a locking mechanism located in the body and associated with the shackle to lock the shackle to the body in a locked condition and to release at least a part of the shackle in an unlocked condition, the locking mechanism including a signal receiver, at least one control assembly and at least one actuator, the locking mechanism being unlocked upon verification of a signal including an unlock code transmitted by a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Dog & Bone Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Lee Brett Ranchod
  • Publication number: 20150128667
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a digital opening and closing device for an entrance. The device includes: a housing which includes an outer casing and an inner casing with a door interposed between the inner and outer casings; a password input unit which is provided on the outer casing; a door opening and closing unit which is installed in the housing and conducts the operation of opening or closing the door; a control unit which compares a password input to the password input unit with a preset reference password and controls the door opening and closing unit; an opening button which is provided on the inner casing and is used in automatically opening the door; a manual opening button which prevents the door from being automatically locked when the door is closed; and a power supply supplying drive power to the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Eunsook LEE, Byungman YOON, Chaehi YOON, Chaeho YOON
  • Publication number: 20150083031
    Abstract: A safe is provided capable of destruction of stored materials upon occurrence of a theft indication. A storage part stores a recording medium by a retaining means or system, and a destroying means or system that is operative to destroy the recording medium upon an activation is also within the storage part. A theft detecting part detects unauthorized access and a driver drives the destroying means or system for destruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Takaaki HIRAOKA
  • Patent number: 8985448
    Abstract: Locking devices, electronic locks, and detection assemblies are provided. One locking device includes an antenna and a conductive body having a cavity disposed around the antenna and formed in an interior portion of the conductive body. The conductive body further includes a slot extending from the cavity to an outer surface of the conductive body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Michael B. Jonely
  • Patent number: 8981899
    Abstract: An electromechanical lock and its operation method is disclosed. The method includes: reading data from an external source; matching the data against a predetermined criterion; providing a fulcrum provided that the data matches the predetermined criterion; holding the lock by a locking pin, when engaged, in a locked state, and, when disengaged, in a mechanically openable state; and if the fulcrum is provided, levering mechanical power with the fulcrum to the locking pin to mechanically disengage the locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: iLoq Oy
    Inventors: Mika Pukari, Hannu Jokinen
  • Patent number: 8973417
    Abstract: An electronic small format interchangeable core (“SFIC”) lock is configured so that core locking features are electronically controlled, and keys can be electronically programmed to operate either as a normal user key able to open the lock or as a control key able to open the lock and to remove the SFIC cores. The same key will operate as a normal access key or as a control key, depending on how the key is programmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Medeco Security Locks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Bench, Lance Schoell, Doug Trent, David Smith
  • Patent number: 8950223
    Abstract: A personal lock box with a timer comprising a hinged strongbox with an internal cavity that is large enough to contain small personal items therein. The lock box is controlled by an electronic circuit. The lock box further comprises a user interface, a timer, a power source, and associated circuitry. The user interface allows a user to activate the device, selectively program a locked time, and initiate a locked cycle during which time the lockbox cannot be opened. Additionally, the lock box comprises a retractable locking cord for securing the lock box to large items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sean T. Joyce
  • Patent number: 8950224
    Abstract: Provided is a temporary secure storage system for firearms. The system is designed to provide convenient, secure storage of handguns. A number of storage containers employing electronic locking mechanisms are stored within a secure facility. Customers can rent a storage container for a predetermined period of time, during which firearms and accoutrement are kept within an individually locked container. Biometric scanners, card readers, and PIN keypads are examples of the types of authenticators used on each storage container to ensure that only the owner gains access to the contents. The system is ideally suited for persons who lawfully carry concealed weapons and seek to abide by local ordinances regarding gun-free areas. In this manner the system provides convenience and peace of mind to gun-carrying persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Spencer
  • Patent number: 8937526
    Abstract: A method controlling access to a door using a merged power-communication cable. An access controlled door lock in door is operated using merged power-communication cable. Access control identification mechanism in door may operate using merged power-communication cable. The access controlled door lock may include a piezoelectric controlled door lock or a standalone door lock or a solenoid controlled door lock. A processing module may operate in door to control access with power interface receiving at least part of the electrical power from the merged power-communication cable. The invention includes a strike plate containing a magnetic sensor aligns by a latch hole to a latch included an access control door lock. The invention also includes using a door conduit to provide the merged power-communication cable to at least the processing module in the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Edmonds H. Chandler, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140376181
    Abstract: An unlocking method and an electronic apparatus are described. The unlocking method is applied in an electronic apparatus that includes a first body, a second body, and a capacitance detecting unit wherein the first body and the second body are locked by a locking mechanism. The method includes detecting whether there is an unlocking operation from a first user based on the capacitance detecting unit; generating an unlocking instruction in response to the unlocking operation when the unlocking operation is detected; and executing the unlocking instruction to control the locking mechanism to release lock, so as to make the first body able to be separated from the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Yintian Liu
  • Patent number: 8904837
    Abstract: An electronic lock for locking or unlocking a door of a safe is provided with a housing mounted on the door; an axis-shaped coder disposed in the housing; a dial mounted on the coder; a plurality of LEDs disposed in the housing; an electromechanical solenoid disposed in the housing; a latch bolt operatively connected to the electromechanical solenoid; a fastening unit disposed in the housing and including a clamping element put on the latch bolt; a pin tumbler lock secured to the housing and including a keyhole and a lever; a microcontroller disposed in the housing for controlling the coder, the electromechanical solenoid, and the LEDs; and a battery disposed in the housing for supplying electricity to the coder, the microcontroller, the electromechanical solenoid, and the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sunn Fire International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih Tsang Lin
  • Publication number: 20140338409
    Abstract: A power locking pull or push button handle assembly is provided for a vehicle door having a lock and a latch. The handle assembly includes a base with a housing. A handle is pivotally mounted on the base, a power lock assembly is mounted within the housing on the base, and a keypad on the handle is operatively connected to the power lock assembly for keyless unlocking of the door. The handle includes a cover and backbone secured together, with the keypad sandwiched between the cover and backbone. The keypad is reinforced with a steel plate. Loads on the handle are shared by the backbone, cover, and keypad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TRIMARK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Kraus, Anita L. Reichling, Eric Wickstrom, David S. Magner
  • Publication number: 20140331723
    Abstract: An electronic locking device for a furniture lock, which locks a door or drawer and is operable by means of a rotary knob, comprises at least a release electronics and a solenoid, which are arranged on the outside of the respective furniture wall facing away from the space to be locked and by which a locking pin can be moved back and forth between an unlocking position and a locking position. In the locking position, the locking pin locks the rotary knob and, in the unlocking position, the rotary knob is rotatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Goetz-Bolko Holz
  • Publication number: 20140318198
    Abstract: An electronic cam lock accessible either by PIN code or wirelessly transmitted code from a user's credential has a compact electronics housing that fits neatly and unobtrusively in office furniture, including metal or wood file cabinets. The housing has a rear-extending driver, which may be within a cylinder, preferably positioned where the driver of a cam lock of conventional keyed configuration would be located. One form of the lock is front-recess mounted. In another form the housing is inside-mounted, fitted within the usually one-inch top rail or vertical side rail of a file cabinet, with the electronic access terminal and a rotatable knob exposed for the user. The locks can be connected in a wired or wireless network for controlling access by time or by personnel, or for auditing entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Security People, Inc.
    Inventor: Asil T. Gokcebay
  • Publication number: 20140318199
    Abstract: An electronic cam lock accessible either by PIN code or wirelessly transmitted code from a user's credential has a compact electronics housing that fits neatly and unobtrusively in office furniture, including metal or wood file cabinets. The housing has a rear-extending driver, which may be within a cylinder, preferably positioned where the driver of a cam lock of conventional keyed configuration would be located. One form of the lock is front-recess mounted. In another form the housing is inside-mounted, fitted within the usually one-inch top rail or vertical side rail of a file cabinet, with the electronic access terminal and a rotatable knob exposed for the user. The locks can be connected in a wired or wireless network for controlling access by time or by personnel, or for auditing entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SECURITY PEOPLE, INC.
    Inventor: Asil T. Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 8869574
    Abstract: A door entry device comprising includes a case, a key holder and a key pad. The case covers a door-locking device on a door. The key holder has a slot into which a key end fits. The knob is mounted on the case. A currently active security code can be entered into the keypad. When the currently active security code has been entered into the keypad, turning the knob results in turning the key holder to unlock the door-locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Consumer 2.0, Inc.
    Inventors: Merrick Schmidt-Lackner, Clark Zhe Li
  • Patent number: 8850858
    Abstract: A lock subassembly for a padlock includes a housing, a locking element, and a locking mechanism. The housing defines an internal cavity and at least one shackle bore isolated from the internal cavity. The locking element is disposed in a first portion of the internal cavity and extends beyond an upper surface of the housing. The locking element is movable between a locked position for interlocking engagement with a shackle and an unlocked position for releasing the shackle. The locking mechanism is disposed in a second portion of the internal cavity and is operable between a locking condition securing the locking element in the locked position and an unlocking condition permitting movement of the locking element to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Zachery T. Nave
  • Publication number: 20140260451
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electro-mechanical lock assembly which illustratively includes a motor, a gear, a driver, a torque member, a housing, and a bezel. The motor is operable upon selective input. The motor is also coupled to the driver to engage both the gear and the housing when the motor is in operation. The bezel is attached to the gear such that when the driver is engaged with both the gear and the housing, manual rotation of the bezel will rotate the housing. The housing is attached to the torque member which is configured to move a latch such that when the bezel rotates the latch is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: BYRON QUACH, HANNA OSAMA FARAG, JAMES LIN
  • Patent number: 8836474
    Abstract: A lock system is provided including a plurality of access point controls and at least one access memory device. The access memory device is configured to communicate information between access point controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Keith Russell, James Edmond Beylotte, Ralph P. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20140250956
    Abstract: An electronic deadbolt assembly with a latch assembly having a bolt movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The deadbolt has an exterior assembly and an interior assembly. The exterior assembly has an electronic input device for entering a passcode and a wiring harness in electrical communication with the electronic input device. The interior assembly includes an electronic control assembly configured to move the bolt between the extended position and the retracted position responsive to an authorized passcode being entered in the electronic input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: GERALD CHONG
  • Patent number: 8814233
    Abstract: A safety switch for generating a system enable signal depending on the position of a movable guard door which is used for safeguarding a hazardous area of a machine installation. At least one part of the machine installation can only be operated when the system enable signal is present. The safety switch has a door part to be fastened to the movable guard door and a frame part to be fastened to a mating door piece. The safety switch also has a bolt which can be moved between a first position and a second position, a recess in which the bolt can engage in the second position, and a locking element designed to block the bolt in the second position. In addition, the safety switch comprises a first position sensor designed to clearly detect at least one of the positions of the bolt in order to generate the system enable signal. Moreover, the safety switch comprises a door release request unit configured to generate a door release request signal in addition to the system enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tobias Leska, Tilo Schmidt, Udo Kramer
  • Patent number: 8806907
    Abstract: A battery operated device includes a housing, an operating mechanism and an internal battery disposed within the housing, and an access member assembled with the housing and movable between first and second positions. The operating mechanism includes first and second sets of electrical contacts for transmitting power to the operating mechanism, with the internal battery being electrically connectable with the first set of electrical contacts for powering the operating mechanism. The access member is movable between a first position blocking external access to the second set of electrical contacts and connecting the first set of electrical contacts to the internal battery, and a second position permitting external access to the second set of electrical contacts and disconnecting the internal battery from the first set of electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: D. Scott Kalous, Zachery T. Nave
  • Patent number: 8746023
    Abstract: A locking device comprises a key that comprises a key power coil and a key data coil and an electronically-actuatable lock comprising a lock power coil and a lock data coil. The key power coil and the lock power coil are coaxial and at least partially overlapping one another when the key engages the lock. The key data coil lies in a first plane and the lock data coil lies in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane are substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The Knox Company
    Inventors: Dohn J. Trempala, Keith Wolski
  • Patent number: 8686831
    Abstract: A mobile tool facility is provided having a container configured to be moved to a plurality of locations. A portal system is positioned in an interior of the container and spaced from a container end allowing access to the portal system. The portal system is operable to control access into and out of the container. A radio frequency shield wall is positioned in the interior of the container and spaced from the portal system allowing access between the portal system and the shield wall. The shield wall is configured to reduce an amount of electromagnetic energy entering the interior of the container. An auxiliary power unit associated with the container is operable to provide power to the portal system. A plurality of items stored in the interior of the container in a controlled space is available to be removed from the container through the portal system by an authorized individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Job Site Resources, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Green, Kevin Hall
  • Patent number: 8688330
    Abstract: A first operator control function is activated if it is detected by means of a first sensor that a first physical variable is higher than a predetermined first threshold value. In a similar way, a second operator control function is activated if it is detected by means of a second sensor that a second physical variable is higher than a predetermined second threshold value. A third operator control function is activated if it is detected by means of the first sensor that the first physical variable is higher than a predetermined third threshold value and if at the same time it is detected by means of the second sensor that the second physical variable is higher than a predetermined fourth threshold value, the third threshold value being higher than the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Hella KGAA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Stefan Werner, Lothar Scharwald, Dietmar Grave, Andreas Thiele
  • Publication number: 20140041422
    Abstract: A transmission mechanism of a lock assembly includes a base; a core assembly partially received in the base and having therein a core adapted to connect to the rod so as to control movement of the rod; an operating element rotatably connected to the base; a clutch device movably received in the base and selectively engaged with the operating element; a driving device received in the core assembly to drive the clutch device to move toward/away from the operating element; and an activation device connected to the base to control operation of the driving device such that the latch is moved with assistance of the rotation of the operating element when the clutch device is connected to the operating element and the latch is immovable when the clutch device is away from engagement with the operating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Shyang Chiou, Chia-Min Sun, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Publication number: 20130298616
    Abstract: An interchangeable electronic lock includes an electronic access system to activate a motor which powers a gear assembly in the electronic lock. An optional manual bypass allows an operator to override the electronic access. When the lock is activated, the operator manually cranks a lock shaft to lock and unlock a storage unit. A controller selectively operates the motor to move the gear assembly in a linear direction. The gear assembly engages a first portion of a drive assembly with a second portion, to permit manual operation of the lock shaft to lock and unlock the storage unit. An optional modular chassis assembly includes a removable array of components for testing, maintenance and repair. The invention includes a system for operation of the electronic lock, a method of operating the electronic lock and software for operating the electronic lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: WESKO SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Theodore ULLRICH, John McLEOD, Tonino SABELLI, Dean DIPIETRO, Pepin GELARDI
  • Patent number: 8581690
    Abstract: An electromechanical lock includes a user interface configured to receive input from a user, the user interface activating operating power for the lock; a memory configured to store access tables, the access tables including information on the keys allowed to open the lock; and an electronic circuitry configured to modify the access tables on the basis of the insertions of an associate master key and an end function key into the lock, the insertion of the associated master key initializing a programming mode and the insertion of an end function key causing the lock to exit the programming mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: ILOQ Oy
    Inventors: Markku Lappalainen, Mika Pukari, Seppo Lohiniva
  • Patent number: 8573140
    Abstract: A safety box comprises a main body housing provided with a storage portion and a weight portion. The storage portion has a storage portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a storage portion room for storing objects, a storage portion lid, an electric lock for keeping the lid locked, and a controller for controlling locking and unlocking of the electric lock in response to input of predetermined information. The weight portion has a weight portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a weight potion room for storing weight substance, and openings for the substance to be filled in and released from the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: DT Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sugaya Miyashita