Rigid Shackle Patents (Class 70/35)
  • Publication number: 20150013399
    Abstract: A lock includes a locking body, a non-locking body, and at least two shackles each independently removable from both the locking and non-locking body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Allen C Young
  • Publication number: 20150007618
    Abstract: A brake lock for a riding mower. The brake lock may include a shaft having a first end and a second end. A blocker may be attached to the first end and a shackle may be attached to the second end. The present invention may further include a padlock having a shackle hole and an activation component that locks and unlocks the padlock. The shaft may be placed within a brake housing blocking a brake handle from moving. The shackle of the shaft may be locked within the shackle hole and may thereby lock the brake handle in a braked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Laroy Elbert Pitts
  • Publication number: 20140060126
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a plurality of link members and a lock body. Each link member includes a first end having a first pivot feature defining a first pivot axis and a second end having a second pivot feature defining a second pivot axis disposed at an angle with respect to the first pivot axis. The plurality of link members includes a first end link member, a second end link member, and a plurality of intermediate link members pivotably connected to adjacent ones of the plurality of link members at the first and second pivot features. The lock body is pivotably connected to the first pivot feature of the first end link member and includes a locking mechanism and a locking member configured to lockingly engage the second pivot feature of the second end link member when the locking mechanism is moved to a locked condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Scott B. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20130014548
    Abstract: A rekeyable lock cylinder and a padlock with a rekeyable lock cylinder are provided. The lock cylinder includes a cylindrical core formed to receive a key and an outer casing formed around the core. A keying opening is formed within the casing wall, the keying opening allowing access to pin openings formed within the core to receive selected pins. In one embodiment, the cylinder core may be provided with one or more reconfiguration channels. Pins and springs mounted in openings formed in a spring holder connected to the casing can be removed through the one or more reconfiguration channels when the reconfiguration channels in the core align with assembly openings in the casing and the pin openings in the spring holder, thereby allowing the adaptation of the number of pins mounted in the lock cylinder to the number of cuts provided in the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventors: Wai Kuen Fan, Bernhard Garthe
  • Publication number: 20120186308
    Abstract: A padlock for securing and monitoring a switch of an industrial plant has a lock housing of plastic, furthermore a hoop which is displaceably held at the lock housing and a lock cylinder which is arranged in the lock housing and can selectively be brought from an open position into a locked position to lock the hoop to the lock housing. An RFID transponder is arranged in the lock housing. A securing and monitoring system for a switch of an industrial plant includes at least one such padlock and a mobile RFID reading device or an RFID reading device permanently attached in the environment of the switch, said RFID reading device being configured to read out the RFID transponder of the padlock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventor: Bernhard Garthe
  • Patent number: 7999656
    Abstract: An electronic lock box contains a secure compartment for storing keys to a structure. A sensing system allow the lock box to determine whether the contents of the lock box have been replaced as well as ensuring the correct key or object has been returned. The system reports the status of the object back to the central clearinghouse computer through an electronic key or secure memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: SentriLock, LLC
    Inventor: Scott R. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20100319414
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hoop lock having a lock body and a hoop which is movable relative to the lock body between an open position and a closed position. The lock body has a lock housing and a closing mechanism which is fastened in the lock housing and has a driver. The driver is selectively movable into an unlatched position or into a latched position. A latching device is furthermore provided in the lock body and acts between the driver of the locking mechanism, the hoop and the lock housing. The latching device latches the hoop to the lock housing when the hoop is in the closed position and the driver of the locking mechanism is in the latched position. At least a part of the latching device is movable together with the hoop between the open position and the closed position of the hoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventor: Hans-Theo Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20100154487
    Abstract: By providing a lock such as a padlock or deadbolt lock wherein the components forming two wafer or pin cylinder assemblies, interconnected so that one key and wafer cylinder locks and unlocks the shackle or deadbolt and the other key and wafer cylinder when key actuated blocks and unblocks access to the first key cylinder's key insertion hole therefore double locking the overall mechanism, resulting in increased security, creating multi-levels of security and various additional methods of security which is attained through standard key and cylinder key bit configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Shik Kui Cheung
  • Publication number: 20090282876
    Abstract: A lock assembly including a body and at least one locking member. An actuator mechanism within the body is moveable between locked and unlocked positions. The actuator mechanism may be actuated by either a key lock cylinder or an electronic actuator. The lock assembly may also include a memory configured to store user identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Ingersoll Rand Company
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, Cornelius McDaid, John Paul Thambusami Joy Sachidanadam
  • Patent number: 7581787
    Abstract: Bicycle apparatus for use with a bicycle that includes a bicycle seat post, the apparatus including at least one bicycle seat support member, a pair of locking members mechanically linked to the bicycle seat support member, and a lock adapted to lock the locking members to each other, wherein in a first position the bicycle seat support member is securable to a bicycle seat post of a bicycle for use as a bicycle seat support, and in a second position the bicycle seat support member is arranged for locking the bicycle by being locked with the locking members and the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Ino Vision Ltd.
    Inventor: Oren Livne
  • Publication number: 20090064733
    Abstract: A lock core includes a lock core base, a button, a cover, a connecting member, a bayonet base, a bayonet and two compression springs. It can be applied in diverse locks, such as a transmission lock, a door lock or a safe deposit lock etc, able to achieve an excellent anti-theft effect because it is installed invisibly, locked by just pressing a button and opened without a key and with a remote controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Pi-Chiu Liu
  • Publication number: 20090007605
    Abstract: A lock includes a housing, a shackle, a controlling unit and a lock core. The shackle has a root section and a free section. The root section is disposed in the housing. The free section extends from the root section and is disposed outside the housing. The controlling unit is disposed in the housing and connected to the root section of the shackle. In particular, the controlling unit is capable of rotating about the root section and axially moving with the root section. Additionally, the lock core is disposed in the housing and is configured to control rotation of the controlling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Chun Te Yu
  • Patent number: 7467531
    Abstract: By providing an automatically activated positive indicator or signal which is responsive to only the use of a master key, a padlock construction is achieved which is highly effective for providing notice to the user whenever the padlock has been opened by said master key. In accordance with the present invention, the positive indicator or signal is constructed for being automatically activated whenever the master key is employed, with said indicator or signal being locked in its activated position, and capable of being re-set by only the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: The Sun Lock Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Lai, Karl Lai
  • Publication number: 20080282753
    Abstract: The invention relates to a padlock consisting of a lock casing body and a lock shackle, the ends of said shackle being received in recesses in the lock casing body. A first shackle end comprises a return gap for blocking the movement of the shackle in the locked state, and a second shackle end comprises a groove for defining the movement of the shackle in the opened state. Furthermore, an inwardly extending recess oriented parallel to the shackle ends and used to receive an entire standard locking cylinder, especially a standard half locking cylinder, is provided in the bottom region of the lock casing body, opposing the lock shackle. According to the invention, a displaceable and/or pivotable actuating element is provided in the displacement path of the lock bit of the standard locking cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Rosemarie Hecht, Michael Riesel, Dietmar Plich
  • Publication number: 20080105004
    Abstract: A hidden shackle style lock is disclosed. The lock has a substantially cylindrical housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a curved side surface. The lock also has a first cavity on the bottom surface of the housing which extends part way along a thickness of the housing, and a second cavity on the side surface intersecting with the first cavity. The lock further includes has a hollow sleeve slidably attached within the second cavity. The sleeve has a first end face, a second end face, and a third cavity. The third cavity extends from the first end face to the second face and is substantially coaxial with the second cavity. A shackle is coupled to the first end face of the sleeve. A core member with a locking mechanism is disposed within the third cavity and coupled to the shackle. A driver member is located between the core member and the shackle and couples the core member to the shackle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Wei Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 7278283
    Abstract: A padlock has a lock body comprising a housing, furthermore a lock hoop adjustably secured to the lock body, a lock cylinder accommodated in the housing and a latching mechanism accommodated in the housing. The latching mechanism enables a latching of the hoop to the lock body. The latching mechanism releases at least one end of the hoop on an opening actuation of the lock cylinder so that this hoop end can be removed from the lock body. The housing consists of an electrically insulating material at least at the outer side. The hoop and the lock cylinder are electrically insulated from one another by an additional measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Meckbach
  • Patent number: 6813913
    Abstract: A padlock is provided with a shackle having a short leg with a first locking recess and a longer leg with an opposed locking recess and a casing having a short and longer recess extending into the casing from a first end to accept the short and long shackle legs respectively. A central recess extends into the casing from the opposite end in and offset recess extends into the casing and intersects the central recess. A transverse recess extends into the casing from one side and intersects the short, longer and central recesses. A cylinder having a key operable barrel is disposed in the body and two opposed balls are supporting within the transverse recess which are capable of protruding into the recesses in the shackle legs respectively. A cam is provided to control the balls and a coupler to facilitate operable coupling between the cam the cylinder. The coupler is mountable within the body to provide a Type 1 padlock or a Type 2 padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Yarra Ridge Pty., Ltd.
    Inventor: John Russell Watts