Cylinder Attaching Or Mounting Means Patents (Class 70/370)
  • Patent number: 10876323
    Abstract: A door lock chassis has a gauge insert that defines different dimensions corresponding to different door thicknesses. The gauge insert is positionable in the lock chassis in different orientations corresponding to the different dimensions used to align the lock chassis for different door thicknesses. Additionally, a door lock may include an anti-rotation assembly for preventing rotation of the lock chassis. The anti-rotation assembly may include a retention member that is secured to an inside hub of a lock chassis. As an anti-rotation member is displaced in a first axial direction along the inside hub to a mount position, the anti-rotational member may deflect resilient members of the retention member. With the anti-rotation member at the mounted position, the anti-rotation member may be in a frictional engagement with the previously deflected resilient members so that anti-rotation member is retained at the mount position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Walls, Rich D. Shelinbarger, Scott D. Welsby, Peter Malenkovic
  • Patent number: 10876321
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to locks that include one or more cylinder members effective to deter removal of a lock cylinder. In some configurations, the cylinder member is configured to engage a circumferential surface of the lock cylinder to deter removal of the lock cylinder on circumferential rotation of the lock cylinder. In other instances, the cylinder member is configured to etch the lock cylinder upon circumferential rotation of the lock cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Frydrych
  • Patent number: 10689881
    Abstract: A cylinder-lock assembly configured to allow affixing accessories that are designed to be operatively coupled with a standard European locking cylinder to operate an American mortise type lock system. The cylinder-lock assembly includes a cylinder-lock-member that includes a cylinder-housing having an external shape of a European cylinder-housing, and a cylindrical lock core. The cylinder-housing defines a cylindrical through bore configured to receive the cylindrical shaft, and the cylindrical shaft is adapted to rotate there inside the cylinder-housing. The cylinder-lock assembly further includes an adapting-ring, a cylindrical American housing and a rotation-conveyor, configured to operatively convey rotational motion of a fitted key, which is disposed inside the cylindrical shaft, to an American-lock type cam, to thereby actuate the door lock/unlock mechanism of the American type mortise lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: SAFTEK LTD., HAIM MINTZ GELEMLOCK LTD
    Inventors: Arnon Wolfish, Yair Mintz
  • Patent number: 10366775
    Abstract: Dynamic redundancy buffers for use with a device are disclosed. The dynamic redundancy buffers allow a memory array of the device to be operated with high write error rate (WER). A first level redundancy buffer (e1 buffer) is couple to the memory array. The e1 buffer may store data words that have failed verification or have not been verified. The e1 buffer may transfer data words to another dynamic redundancy buffer (e2 buffer). The e1 buffer may transfer data words that have failed to write to a memory array after a predetermined number of re-write attempts. The e1 buffer may also transfer data words upon power down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SPIN MEMORY, INC.
    Inventors: Mourad El-Baraji, Neal Berger, Benjamin Stanley Louie, Lester M Crudele, Daniel L Hillman, Barry Hoberman
  • Patent number: 10329802
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes a plug assembly, a transmission spindle, a bush and a latchbolt assembly. The transmission spindle is coupled to the plug assembly. The bush and the transmission spindle are coupled as one piece to allow the transmission spindle to drive the bush rotate. The latchbolt assembly includes a latchbolt and an actuation element having an actuation hole. The bush, movably accommodated in the actuation hole, is provided to drive the actuation element in swinging movement to move the latchbolt. Because of the bush movably accommodated in the actuation hole, the latchbolt assembly can move toward or away from the plug assembly and the lock mechanism can be mounted on doors having different thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN FU HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 9745781
    Abstract: A group of embodiments for enabling the replacement of damaged shackles for multiple types of portable locks is disclosed. The embodiments have the ability to alter the shackle size and configuration for multiple types of portable locks by substituting one type of shackle with a different shackle, with no tools or special skills required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: My Touch ID, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn McGinnis, John Coyne, Scott McGinnis
  • Patent number: 9725928
    Abstract: A door lock chassis has a gauge insert that defines different dimensions corresponding to different door thicknesses. The gauge insert is positionable in the lock chassis in different orientations corresponding to the different dimensions used to align the lock chassis for different door thicknesses. Additionally, a door lock may include an anti-rotation assembly for preventing rotation of the lock chassis. The anti-rotation assembly may include a retention member that is secured to an inside hub of a lock chassis. As an anti-rotation member is displaced in a first axial direction along the inside hub to a mount position, the anti-rotational member may deflect resilient members of the retention member. With the anti-rotation member at the mounted position, the anti-rotation member may be in a frictional engagement with the previously deflected resilient members so that anti-rotation member is retained at the mount position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Walls, Rich Dale Shelinbarger, Scott Douglas Welsby, Peter Malenkovic
  • Patent number: 9617754
    Abstract: The description relates to a snap fastening for mounting fittings such as socket wrench latches, swivel lever latches, hinge parts, handles, fixing brackets for door stops or flap supports in openings in a thin wall, comprising a head part which is to be arranged on one, outer side of the thin wall and which overlaps the outer rim of the opening, and a body part which proceeds from the head part and projects through the opening in the mounted position, and holding elements which project from the body part and are flexible in direction of its outer surface against spring force, the free end of these holding elements being provided with an inclined surface for supporting the body part without play on the rim or edge of the opening of the other, inner side of the thin wall, wherein the body part and holding element and the spring generating the spring force are separate parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 9574377
    Abstract: A group of embodiments for enabling the replacement of damaged shackles for multiple types of portable locks is disclosed. The embodiments have the ability to alter the shackle size and configuration for multiple types of portable locks by substituting one type of shackle with a different shackle, with no tools or special skills required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MyTouch ID, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn McGinnis, John Coyne, Scott McGinnis
  • Patent number: 9476226
    Abstract: An interchangeable core assembly for a lock core assembly capable of being flush mounted in a door including a housing, a lock insert mounted in the housing, a lock core mounted in the housing adjacent to and cooperative with the lock insert, a thumb-turn assembly mounted in the non-cylindrical housing coaxial with the lock core, a first offset cam mounted on the thumb-turn assembly for rotation therewith, and a second offset cam mounted on the lock core for rotation therewith. The barrel of the lock core assembly is unobstructed by locking train components such that the lock core assembly extends completely through the latch assembly when installed therein. The lock core assembly is secured to the latch assembly without threads and a means to remove/replace the thumb-turn component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wheeler, George Robert Burge
  • Patent number: 9445522
    Abstract: A novel structurally-embedded construction, design, and maintenance record data management system and a related method of operation provide immediate and on-the-property access to construction, design, and maintenance records that are electronically stored and updated in an electronic archive of the structurally-embedded construction, design, and maintenance record data management system. An authorized personnel who is physically on the property of a building, a bridge, a monument, or another construction structure for maintenance or improvement work, even after a natural disaster event, can readily access and update a history of construction, design, and maintenance records on-site. The extensive time, efforts, and expenses in tracking down various documents and information associated with a particular construction structure (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Taeho Um
  • Patent number: 9399879
    Abstract: A handle assembly is provided for a door of a vehicle storage or baggage compartment and includes a latch module press fit onto the housing of the assembly. The handle assembly also includes a lock assembly with a security plate to preclude unauthorized manipulation of the lock arm. In one embodiment, a position switch is associated with the latch rotor to sense the unlatched position of the rotor. A remote control power unit may also be provided on the handle assembly for locking and unlocking the latch module via a key fob or other access system user interface. An LED may be associated with the power unit to indicate locking and unlocking events, or other vehicle status information. The mounting bracket of the assembly may be selected from interchangeable brackets for manual or power actuation of the lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: TriMark Corporation
    Inventors: Jayden F. Burns, Jennifer L. Bearman, David L. Root, David S. Magner, Chris J. Wildeboer
  • Patent number: 9388604
    Abstract: A tab lock opening mechanism comprises at least a main rotor, a cylinder body with the main rotor passing through the cylinder body, a rotor supplement, a transmission cam, a tab with an internal face and an external face, and a nut, where the main rotor connects to the rotor supplement through an interior of the cylinder body, the transmission cam being placed coaxially to the rotor supplement, and the tab being placed coaxially to the transmission cam and transferring a rotation thereof to the tab by a transmitting pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SALTO SYSTEMS, S.L.
    Inventors: Carlos Ferreira Sanchez, Ander Munoz Laguardia
  • Patent number: 9309692
    Abstract: A cylindrical locking core suitable for retrofit and new installations has a coupling to releasably engage a driver in a locking system. The coupling, for example, a clip, has a base which fits into a channel in the core, to grasp the core. The clip also includes two opposing flexible, resilient arms to releasably grasp the driver. The arms have rigid flanges which engage recesses in the driver. The core may be disengaged from the driver by rotating the core relative to the driver, using a change key. When the core is in use, an operating key extends through the core and an opening in the coupling, to engage the driver, to open and close the lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: WESKO SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Florian G. Westwinkel
  • Patent number: 9175500
    Abstract: A cylinder guard for a deadbolt lock having a face portion and an inner portion. The inner portion includes a radial flange and an axial flange created by forming the wall of the guard into a doubled portion. Indentations are formed in the axial flange which enhances the resistance of the guard to an attack upon the deadbolt. The guard also includes a tapered blow-deflecting portion between the inner portion and face portion. A crush zone may be formed between the inner and face portions to attenuate the energy from an attack that is transferred to the axial and radial flanges. A method for making the guard includes stamping a body from steel strip using a multi-station press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kwikset Corporation
    Inventors: Behrang F. Lahiji, Jeffrey Dean Pearson
  • Patent number: 9127488
    Abstract: A method for assembling a handle of a motor vehicle includes assembling, from an outside of a panel, an articulation end of a gripping lever of a motor vehicle opening-element handle in a first cavity of articulation of the panel and a fixed positioning body in a second positioning cavity of the panel. The method also includes inserting a bolt body into the fixed positioning body from the outside of the panel, screwing a first fastening screw into the bolt body through the fixed positioning body from an inside of the panel so as to screw the bolt body directly on the panel and to fasten the fixed positioning body on the panel, and screwing a second fastening screw into the articulation end from the inside of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: VALEO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Savant, Antonio Rocci
  • Patent number: 8959964
    Abstract: An outer handle device is provided in which a cylinder lock placed adjacent to an opposite end portion of an outer handle and operatively connected with a latch mechanism is attached to an outer panel, the outer handle having one end portion pivotally supported by the panel. The device includes a base member sandwiched between an outer surface of the panel and the cylinder lock and a bracket which sandwiches the panel between the bracket and the base member, and is fastened to the cylinder lock. In a temporarily mounted state where the base member and the bracket are held by the panel by engagement of the bracket with the base member, the cylinder lock can be inserted from the outer side of the panel into the base member and the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Akinori Hidaka, Isao Todaka
  • Patent number: 8893535
    Abstract: A lock cylinder of a motor vehicle has a cylinder housing formed from plastic and the cylinder housing has an opening for receiving a cylinder core. The plastic of the cylindrical housing is reinforced at least in certain regions with aramid fibers. Thus, the cylinder housing is extremely robust and increases the forcing resistance of a door lock equipped therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jens Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8881562
    Abstract: A mortise lock is provided with a reinforcing plate to enhance structural rigidity and robustness for resistance against external destructive pulling forces. The reinforcing plate is disposed in abutment with an exterior cover and a door panel, and is mounted on a mounting post of the exterior cover. The reinforcing plate has a notch to receive and engage a key lock. A securing plate may be disposed between and in abutment with the door panel and a main body of a torsional returning unit which is connected to an exterior handle to further increase structural rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan Ltd
    Inventors: Tsung-Chung Huang, Cheng-Chung Liu, Wei-Liang Chiang, Ju-Lin Yang, Song-Gen Shyu, Ching-Chuan Kuo
  • Patent number: 8756963
    Abstract: A sealed push button latch. It includes a housing with an upper cavity and a lower cavity and a rim which provides a seal contact seat. The lower cavity has a latch opening formed therein at a first side thereof, and at least one drain/return clip aperture formed at a second side thereof. A push button with a keyed lock is slidably received in the upper cavity. A biasing device biases the push button to a closed position. A seal positioned on the push button provides sealing between the seal contact seat of the rim of the housing and the push button. A locking latch is slidably positioned in the lower cavity, and is slidably movable between a protruding position through the latch opening, and a retracted position, wherein pushing the push button down into the housing retracts the locking latch into the lower cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: S.P.E.P. Acquisition Corp.
    Inventor: Tam Le
  • Patent number: 8739584
    Abstract: A door lock retainer may include a door-latch-mechanism frame, a retainer, and a door-lock cylinder. The door-latch-mechanism frame may support a linkage and include a landing surface. The retainer may include an aperture and a first surface engaging the landing surface and restricting deflection of the linkage. The door-lock cylinder may be received in the aperture and supported by the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: John S. Kargilis, Terence P. Grace, Ronald A. Evans, Derek Chance
  • Patent number: 8347676
    Abstract: A constructive improvement to an anti-theft lock device applied to automobile trunks, whose innovative solution implies a new anti-theft lock (1), applicable both to common trunk locks and to trunk locks having electric assembly elements, wherein said improvement provides greater productivity during the assembly of said item, in addition to providing greater reliability to the anti-theft safety system, and this is achieved thanks to a constructive concept wherein the anti-theft lock item (1) comprises a clench ring element (A), sealing joint (B), lock cylinder element (C) and fastening clinch element (D). The clench ring element (A) comprises a hollowed latch area (A1), an upper latch element (A2) and a lower latch element (A3), also having a relief lock (A4), in addition to structural grooves (A5). In turn, the fastening clinch element (D) has upper (D1) and lower (D2) latch ends, having an inflexion segment (D3) in its middle section, and both these elements are fitted into the lock cylinder element (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Sistemas Automotivos Ltda.
    Inventors: Homero de Andrade, Antonio de Oliveria Silva, Jose de Jesus Pin
  • Patent number: 8322172
    Abstract: A key cylinder installation structure includes a key cylinder including a flange that is fixed to a trunk of a vehicle, the flange including a mounting hole through which a mounting bolt is inserted into a reference hole and a secondary reference hole, respectively, formed in the trunk, the key cylinder being operable to lock and unlock the trunk, and a pad that is attached to the flange of the key cylinder and includes a hole through which the mounting bolt is inserted and a projection projecting toward a center of the key cylinder in the hole of the pad. When the mounting bolt is inserted into the mounting hole, the projection of the pad lies between the mounting bolt and the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventor: Jun Mizumoto
  • Patent number: 8276418
    Abstract: A cover plate assembly 10 is provided for a cabinet door or drawer lock 12. A cover plate 26 defines a first circular aperture 28 and a rotatably circular cover plate insert 32 defines an eccentrically positioned second circular aperture 34. The second circular aperture 34 defines an inner diameter 33 sized to selectively receive the cylinder and plug assembly housing 20, and the insert 32 has an outer diameter 39 sized to fit within and selectively rotate with respect to the first circular aperture 28. During installation, the outer diameter 39 of the insert 32 is positioned within the first circular aperture 28, and the insert 32 is selectively rotated to a position that enables the cover plate assembly 10 to register with a bolt housing 16 and the second circular aperture 34 to register with a cylinder and plug assembly housing 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Lock, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 8266935
    Abstract: A lock mounting structure for mounting a lock to a part of a container is disclosed. The lock mounting structure comprises an outer part adapted to form an outer portion of the container part and an inner part adapted to form an inside portion of the container part and having a first surface for facing towards the inside of the container. The inner part includes a mounting structure for mounting the lock thereto. The mounting structure extends outwardly from the first surface. The structure also includes an aperture for accessing a key receiving end of the lock. The lock mounting structure is formed as an integral piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: All Source Security Container Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Craig Busch
  • Patent number: 8240178
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a lock assembly for selectively locking and unlocking a door using a key. The lock assembly includes a housing with a core removably disposed in the housing. A first actuator is coupled to the housing for defining a first lock configuration with a second actuator coupled to the housing independently from the first actuator for defining a second lock configuration. The core includes a keyway for receiving the key and is rotatable within the core between a locked position and an unlocked position. A universal drive member is coupled to the keyway and movable with the keyway between the locked and unlocked positions with the universal drive member interchangeably receiving the first actuator and the second actuator while the keyway remains in the core for interchanging the lock assembly between the first lock configuration and the second lock configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Redford Lock Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Massard, Michael Dussia, W. Chuck Walker
  • Patent number: 8201427
    Abstract: A lock housing for a security drawer is disclosed. The lock drawer system includes a cabinet drawer having a front wall including a front surface and a rear surface and a combination lock on the drawer with a combination lock dial. The drawer includes a lock housing defining an enclosure within which the dial can fit and extend through. The lock housing also includes a combination lock dial window. The system integrates a keyed locking bolt extending through the housing and to the drawer and is removable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Millenium Metals, Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Anderson
  • Patent number: 8161779
    Abstract: A lock for a sliding door (14), with a lock case (24) for receiving a lock cylinder (30), the lock cylinder (30) being arranged in a recess (36) of the lock case (24) such that, in order to lock the lock (22), a bolt (28) of the lock case (24) is brought into engagement with a striking plate (26) of the lock (22) by a rotationally actuable driver (32) of the lock cylinder (30). The lock (22) has at least one support part (38, 40) which is arranged laterally on the lock case (24) in the region of the recess (36) to support the lock cylinder (30). A further characteristic relates to the securing of the lock against removal and for this purpose, the or each support part (38, 40) is fastened to the lock case (24) by retaining pins (60), a lock cylinder screw (58) for fastening the lock cylinder (30) to the lock case (24) being in engagement with the or each retaining pin (60) to prevent removal of the support parts (38, 40) and of the retaining pins (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: raumplus GmbH & Co. KG, Steinbach & Vollmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Bergmann, Dirk Wefer, Peter Altenburg
  • Patent number: 8136375
    Abstract: A door lock includes an engaging member having a lock core hole. The lock core hole includes a large section and a small section. The large section is formed in an end of the engaging member that is detachably received in a shank of an outer handle. An interchangeable lock core is removably received in the large section. An end of an outer spindle is extended out of a lock body of the door lock and is detachably received in the small section of the lock core hole of the engaging member. The lock core has an outline corresponding to the large section of the engaging member. The lock core can be removed and replaced with a new one. The engaging member can be detached from the outer spindle and the outer handle and replaced with a new engaging member corresponding to the outline of the new lock core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: I-Tek Metal Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mu-Lin Shen
  • Patent number: 8104314
    Abstract: A construction unit (35) comprising a support (30) and a locking cylinder (20) is present in the device and is secured from the inner door side (11) behind the outer door lining (15). Those parts of the locking cylinder which project on the outer door side are covered by a cap which is secured on the inner door side (11) by securing means. In order to simplify the handling and to save space, it is proposed to use the securing means for the cap at the same time in order to also secure the construction unit (35) on the inner door side (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Mueller, Stefan Moenig
  • Patent number: 7987688
    Abstract: A turning knob with a lock for an electric circuit indicating a body for receiving a barrel rotating relative to a stator. The barrel includes springs receiving a key configured while rotating to take up at least two functional retained or released positions and having at one of its ends a shank configured to be actuated by rotating the key. The body has an inner cylindrical sleeve whereon the stator is urged to be positioned, the inner sleeve having a number of identical members for positioning the stator, each positioning member of the inner sleeve matching a corresponding positioning member of the stator, so as to select the position of the stator relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Patrice Thizon, Bernard Desaphie
  • Patent number: 7946144
    Abstract: A lock cylinder which can be fitted into a part of a lock assembly of a door or other operable panel. There is provided a lock cylinder (114; 214; 314; 414; 514; 614; 714) adapted for fitment into the lock housing (12), the lock cylinder comprising a key-operated locking part and an actuator (50), the lock cylinder having a predetermined profile for most of its length, and a securing part (70; 72,74; 76,78; 80,82; 170,172; 270,272; 370) projecting from the predetermined profile. The securing part is adapted to lie underneath a part of the lock assembly in use, such as a face plate of an operating handle of the lock assembly, so that the securing part prevents unauthorised removal of the lock cylinder through the face plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Archibald Kenrick & Sons Limited
    Inventors: Martin Smith, Craig John Barnett
  • Patent number: 7921682
    Abstract: A padlock includes a lock body, a lock shackle having two ends respectively inserted into a respective shackle hole in the lock body, two actuation members, two latches, a lock cylinder having a core inserted in between the actuation members and rotatable with a predetermined key to drive the actuation members in moving the latches to lock the lock shackle, and an alarm control device affixed to the lock body for causing a buzzer to buzz upon a vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Jieh-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 7918111
    Abstract: A lock device includes a universal spacer, for receiving a lock cylinder, and a plurality of spacer holes where one of the holes is positioned to receive a lock bolt of the lock cylinder. A padlock body houses the universal spacer. A plurality of padlock body holes extends from an interior of a universal spacer hole into the padlock body. The padlock body holes are positioned to match the spacer holes and one of the padlock body holes receives the lock bolt when the lock cylinder is in a locked position. A padlock bolt secures the universal spacer, lock cylinder and padlock body in place when the lock cylinder is in the locked position. When the lock cylinder is in the unlocked position, the universal spacer with the lock cylinder can be removed from the universal spacer hole and the lock cylinder can be replaced with another lock cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: George Uliano
  • Patent number: 7900489
    Abstract: A lock cylinder for a door including an opening, and operable to interact with a latch bolt assembly. The lock cylinder includes a housing that has a cavity, and a plug assembly that has a casing and a plug housed in the casing and rotatable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The plug is operable to interact with the latch bolt assembly, and the casing is disposed within the cavity. The lock cylinder also includes a spin ring member that at least partially encloses the housing, and an adapter that is configured to be installed in the opening of the door and that includes a spin ring interface engaged with the spin ring member. The adapter further includes a shield portion extendable into the opening of the door, and the spin ring interface and the shield portion are formed as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Brian K. Roth, John B. Harris, James D. Ohl, Raymond H. Lammers, William J. Dickhans, Shivanand Shivalli
  • Patent number: 7874189
    Abstract: A four-way, field-reversible self-latching cabinet lock includes a cylinder and plug assembly shell that is rotatable with respect to a bolt housing cover for the lock. A locking device is provided to fix the cylinder and plug assembly shell in one of four orthogonal positions with respect to the bolt housing cover. The bolt housing cover is receivable by a bolt housing and conventional self-latching latch bolt. In this manner, pins in the cylinder and plug assembly may be retained in a desirable vertical position while a throw of the bolt can be adjusted to vertical, inverted, left-hand, and right-hand positions in the field without special tools or additional parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Frank J. Martin Company
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 7854153
    Abstract: A locking cylinder having a two-part housing, including an upper part and a lower part. A cylinder core is received in the housing and can be actuated by turning a key. The housing of the locking cylinder is fastened to the body of a vehicle by a fastener. The fastener used to fasten the housing of the locking cylinder on the body is also used as a connector for fastening the housing upper part on the housing lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Lennhoff, Mensur Velicanin, Lars Gabriel, Stefan Mönig, Mario Christensen
  • Patent number: 7836735
    Abstract: A drawer lock set includes a body with a tubular member and a block extends radially from an inner periphery of the tubular member. A cylinder and a core are received in the tubular member. The core includes a driving piece extending from a distal end thereof and is capable of driving a transmission member which is able to rotate a driving member. The driving member includes a protrusion which is slidably engaged with a groove defined in the dead bolt. The cylinder includes a first notch and a second notch in an outer periphery thereof and a 90-degree angular distance is defined between the first and second notches. The block is engaged with one of the first and second notches so as to set the position of the operational direction of the dead bolt with only one part replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Federal Lock Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Tien-Kao Liu
  • Patent number: 7716958
    Abstract: An insert type of cylinder cabinet cam lock permits use of Schlage-compatible deadbolt cylinders in a cabinet door and/or drawer cam lock. A bifurcated, housing is provided that journals a cam driver adapted for operational interconnection with the Schlage-compatible standard deadbolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Lock, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 7607328
    Abstract: A deadbolt assembly includes a bolt housing having a longitudinal sleeve defining a first axis. A bolt is located in the longitudinal sleeve. An elongate member has a first end and a second end portion opposite the first end, the first end being attached to the proximal end of the bolt and the second end portion having a first connector. A rotatable crank has a pivot member, a second connector and an arm. The second connector of the crank is operationally engaged with the first connector of the elongate member. A first actuator assembly has a body, a lock cylinder, and a tailpiece that extends from the lock cylinder and is rotatable around a second axis with respect to the lock cylinder. The tailpiece is engaged with the pivot member of the crank. At least a portion of the lock cylinder extends past a vertical plane of an outer side surface of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Newfrey, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7603879
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus of joined parts that allows the locking of a gate framed in vinyl parts to a stationary post made of vinyl. The stationary vinyl post is typically hollow with the walls of the post being typically of a thickness of no more than ?of an inch and the outer diameter of the gate framing and post typically ranging from 3½inches by 3½inches square to 5 inches by 5 inches square in size. The apparatus includes a kit where round or square or rectangular cups that have overlapping top flanges and are inserted into and fit snugly in holes drilled or cut into the sides of a hollow vinyl fence post. The cups are configured to accept the installation of standard home deadbolt locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventors: LeRoy D. Dauterive, Jerry G. Baker
  • Patent number: 7596975
    Abstract: An improved lock mechanism comprising an anti-pry shield having a hollow body with a first end and a second end, and a cylindrical shield at its first end; a knob-set cylinder having a plug with a key end and a driver end; a monolithic cylinder guard having a body with a beveled exterior side wall between a first end and a second end, the second end having a bore, a cylinder receiver having a cavity open to the first end, the cavity adapted to receive the knob-set cylinder from the first end, the cavity open to the bore in the second end, the bore adapted to receive the key end of the plug; and a cover having a beveled exterior side wall between an open first end and a covered second end, the decorative cover permanently secured to and covering the beveled exterior side wall and the second end of the monolithic cylinder guard, the covered second end of the cover having a bore coaxial with the bore in the second end of the monolithic cylinder guard and the plug of the knob-set cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventors: Zhi Man Yuan, Xiang Bei Zou, Gua Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 7536887
    Abstract: A cylinder lock has a cylindrical sleeve in which lock grooves are formed on an inner circumferential surface, a cylindrical cylinder on which a plurality of tumbler insertion holes are formed, a plurality of tumblers which are engaged with the lock grooves in an advanced position and which are retracted and disengaged from the lock grooves with insertion of an authorized key, a rear rotor of which at least a portion is turnably placed in the cylinder and in which a container portion is formed in the portion placed in the cylinder, a connecting member which is placed in the container portion of the rear rotor and which is movable in radial directions between a connected position in which the rear rotor and the cylinder are connected to each other and a non-connected position, and a connection releasing member positioned on an outer circumference of the connecting member and is movable in radial directions relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: U-Shin Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshikazu Makino
  • Patent number: 7533551
    Abstract: A door lock includes a case, a deadbolt mounted in the case, and a key cylinder mounted in the case. The key cylinder includes a lock core operable to retract the deadbolt from an extended, locking position to a retracted, unlocking position. A positioning device is mounted in the case for retaining the key cylinder in place. The case includes two opposite lateral sides each having a key cylinder-receiving hole. The key cylinder is optionally mounted in one of the key cylinder-receiving holes from either of opposite lateral orientations in the case and includes at least one longitudinal groove formed in an outer circumference thereof. The positioning device includes a retainer slideable between the two lateral sides of the case and an operative member operable to move the retainer between a retaining position engaged with the at least one longitudinal groove of the key cylinder and a releasing position disengaged from the key cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Ming-I Liu
  • Patent number: 7475578
    Abstract: The present invention features a system and method for operating or operably connecting an American locking cylinder with a Profile mortise lock, wherein the American locking cylinder functions with the Profile mortise lock in place of a Profile locking cylinder. Essentially, the present invention provides a door lock cylinder conversion adapter that converts an American cylinder to be operable with a Profile mortise lock. The door lock cylinder conversion adapter functions to actuate the internal locking mechanism of a Profile mortise lock much the same way a standard Profile locking cylinder would, only with an American locking cylinder providing the means for effectuating the actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Nobilus, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald L. Brown, Timothy V. George
  • Patent number: 7444845
    Abstract: A retainer assembly for resisting detachment of a door lock cylinder from an opening in a door panel includes a retainer clip engaged with the door lock cylinder to prevent the door lock cylinder from being separated from the opening in the door panel, and a keeper for holding the retainer clip engaged with the door lock cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Chrysler LLC
    Inventors: John S. Kargilis, Philippe Pontols
  • Publication number: 20080229793
    Abstract: The invention concerns a lock cylinder with a lock cylinder housing, having at least one hollow cylindrical receptacle, in which a rotating part is mounted to rotate, which is connected to rotate in unison with a lock element, and with at least one coupling device, which moves at least one blocking element between a locked position, in which it is engaged with an abutment in the rotating part or the lock cylinder housing and blocks rotation between the rotating part and blocking cylinder housing, and a released position, in which it is disengaged from the abutment and permits rotation between the rotating part and the lock cylinder housing. According to the invention, it is proposed that along the peripheral region of the rotating part of the lock cylinder housing, which is swept by the blocking element during one revolution of the rotated part, at least two and preferably several abutments are provided in the peripheral direction, into which the blocking element can engage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: BUGA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Volker LANGE
  • Publication number: 20080202179
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for an enclosure is provided. The enclosure comprises a base including a locking groove formed therein, and a lid pivotally coupled with the base having a lock bore formed therein. The lock mechanism is mounted in the lock bore and includes a pin that is selectively positioned within the locking groove to secure the lid to the base. Also provided is a molding device and method for forming the lock bore. The mold device includes a base member with a pair of arms having a mold protrusion and a lower cam surface. The molding device also includes a housing having a pair of mold protrusion openings. The mold protrusions selectively extend outwardly through mold protrusion openings when a wedge engages the lower cam surfaces on the arms, wherein the arms spread apart from one another to form a pair of snap grooves in the lock bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: David A. Nowicky, Christine M. Keane, James W. Hall, Douglas E. Shaffer, Philip B. Race, David P. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20080168813
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lock cylinder, and in particular to a lock cylinder which can be fitted into a part of a lock assembly of a door or other openable panel. There is provided a lock cylinder (114; 214; 314; 414; 514; 614; 714) adapted for fitment into the lock housing (12), the lock cylinder comprising a key-operated locking part and an actuator (50), the lock cylinder having a predetermined profile for most of its length, and a securing part (70; 72,74; 76,78; 80,82; 170,172; 270,272; 370) projecting from the predetermined profile. The securing part is adapted to lie underneath a part of the lock assembly in use, such as a face plate of an operating handle of the lock assembly, so that the securing part prevents unauthorised removal of the lock cylinder through the face plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: MARTIN SMITH, CRAIG JOHN BARNETT
  • Patent number: 7389660
    Abstract: An escutcheon assembly for a deadbolt lock on a door, and particularly for the interior side of a double cylinder deadbolt lock. The escutcheon assembly generally comprises a tapered collar carried on the deadbolt cylinder (and retained by a flange on the cylinder), plus a decorative face plate substantially covering the cylinder and secured to the collar by a novel clip and set screw mechanism. The collar has an annular groove defining opposing walls, the outermost wall (away from the door) having an inwardly angled surface to taper the groove. The decorative face plate has a clip protruding interiorly therein to a distal end that conforms to the tapered annular groove in the collar (for engagement therewith). A set screw is threaded into the frame opposite the clip and protrudes inward behind the aperture to a distal end that likewise conforms to the tapered annular groove in the collar (for engagement therewith).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Keith J. Ebling