Keyhole Guards Patents (Class 70/423)
  • Patent number: 10415273
    Abstract: A locking apparatus is described. The locking apparatus includes a first sliding member that includes a first locking arm that extends from the first sliding member, a first tab that extends from the first locking arm, and a first locking aperture assembly. The locking apparatus includes a second sliding member that includes a second locking arm that extends from the second sliding member and a second locking aperture assembly configured to cooperate with the first locking aperture assembly to form an aperture configured to prevent relative motion between the first sliding member and the second sliding member when a locking protrusion is inserted therethrough. A locking system and a kit for securing a computing device are described. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Casey S. Callan, Spencer Bo Eggert
  • Patent number: 10337206
    Abstract: A hidden-lock door panel for use in a container includes a door panel body, a covering lid, a first lock, and a second lock. The door panel body includes a hidden space. The covering lid is disposed corresponding to the hidden space and slidably connected to the door panel body. The first lock and the second lock are both disposed in the hidden space. The first lock is an electronic lock and is used to control whether the covering lid can be released to slide. The second lock is used to control the door panel body to be unlocked or locked with respect to the container. Accordingly, unknowing persons are prevented from opening or breaking the door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Wen Huang, Kuan-Lung Wu, Chia-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 9982456
    Abstract: A hidden-lock door panel for use in a container includes a door panel body, a covering lid, a first lock, and a second lock. The door panel body includes a hidden space. The covering lid is disposed corresponding to the hidden space and slidably connected to the door panel body. The first lock and the second lock are both disposed in the hidden space. The first lock is an electronic lock and is used to control whether the covering lid can be released to slide. The second lock is used to control the door panel body to be unlocked or locked with respect to the container. Accordingly, unknowing persons are prevented from opening or breaking the door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Wen Huang, Kuan-Lung Wu, Chia-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 9198311
    Abstract: A latch having an idle position, a first position, and a second position is associated with a first panel and a second panel of a computing system. The first panel is associated with the latch being positioned in the first position. The second panel is associated with the latch being positioned in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark David Senatori, Ilchan Lee, Kevin Massaro
  • Patent number: 9074388
    Abstract: A door handle arrangement (4) of a motor vehicle has a door handle (5) with a first end (6) pivotably mounted in a door (2) and a second end (7) remote from the first end (6) has an actuation projection (8) that protrudes into the door (2) and actuates a door lock when the door handle (5) is pivoted with its second end (7) away from the door (2). A cover (9) is mounted in the door (2) and adjacent to the second handle end (7). The door handle (5) and the cover (9) have interacting guides (14, 15) for guiding the door handle (5) relative to the cover element (9) when the door handle (5) is pivoted for actuating the door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Harald Gerber
  • Patent number: 8991227
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle device (1) for a lock unit of a vehicle, comprising a handle part (10) which is movably mounted relative to a door (11) of the vehicle and which can be displaced between a rest position and an operating position, the handle part (10) being flush with the exterior of the door (11) in the rest position and projecting from the exterior of the door (11) in the operating position. The handle part (10) can be manually actuated to open the door (11) when in the operating position. An actuating unit (12) is used to transfer the handle part (10) at least from the rest position to the operating position. According to the invention, the handle device further comprises a lock cylinder (14) which is arranged in the handle device (1) such that the actuating unit (12) covers the lock cylinder (14) towards the exterior of the door (11) and at least partially releases the lock cylinder (14) when manually actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Dirk Muller, Mario Christensen, Stefan Monig, Cristof Brauner, Martin Witte, Norbert Heller
  • Patent number: 8904835
    Abstract: Door handle assembly (1) for a vehicle, including a door handle (2) for actuating a door lock (6), which can be moved by external power from a level rest position to an exposed operative position, and a lock cylinder (3) placed adjacent to the door handle (2) for locking and unlocking the door lock (6). The lock cylinder (3) can be covered by a cover plate (4) which, when actuated by hand, exposes the lock cylinder (3) and allows switch of the door handle (2) from the rest position to the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Günther Böhm, Georg Hochholzer
  • Patent number: 8820128
    Abstract: An anti-picking device for a lock includes a casing, a rotating body, a key guiding seat and a linking member. The casing has a compartment. The rotating body is rotatably received in the compartment and has an actuated member adapted to rotate the rotating body relatively to the casing and an insertion hole axially connecting two end faces of the rotating body. The key guiding seat is received in the compartment and has an arc guiding groove and a receiving hole. The arc guiding groove communicates with the receiving hole, and the receiving hole penetrates through the key guiding seat in the axial direction. The linking member is received in the receiving hole of the key guiding seat and has an engaging part at a first end, while a second end of the linking member extends out of the receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 8800403
    Abstract: A boat lift drive housing for containing a control box, electric motor and gear head for raising and lowering a boat lift. The housing includes front and rear coaxial openings for access to the gear head. The housing further includes an eyebrow cantilevered over an opening in the housing through which a key switch extends such that the key switch is protected from the sun, rain, snow and ice. The housing further includes a pair of bottom openings, with one bottom housing permitting access to a drive shaft of the electric motor and with the other bottom opening holding a tool for driving the drive shaft of the electric motor. The housing further includes a shape tailored to the control box, electric motor and gear head to minimize extra connections within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Gargaro, III, David M. Wendinger
  • Patent number: 8776559
    Abstract: A security assembly is configured for attachment to a hole saw having a cap defining a central mounting aperture. The security assembly includes a substantially cylindrical base portion having a central axis. A handle portion is coupled to the cylindrical base portion and defines a tag cavity for housing a security tag. An extension member extends opposite the handle portion from the base portion along the central axis. The extension member engages the central mounting aperture of the hole saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbat, Thaddeus H. Feiler, Todd Taylor
  • Patent number: 8584493
    Abstract: The invention describes an actuating lever which can be pivoted into a recess, and which, in the pivoted-in position, can be locked in place by means of a key-actuable lock, such as a cylinder lock, wherein the access opening for the key is provided with a cover, secured by means of a pin, wherein according to the invention the cover can be moved along the longitudinal extension of the actuating lever between two end positions, with said cover closing off the access opening in one end position and exposing the access opening in the other end position, and wherein the cover forms an undercut groove, which receives the head of a pin which is secured to the actuating lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: DIRAK Dieter Ramsauer Konstruktionselemente GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Gorontzi, Peter Höschler, Friedrich Rinke
  • Publication number: 20130283867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Locking/unlocking system of superimposable elements, comprising a first element (2) or upper element, and a second element (3), or lower element, to be locked and unlocked, superimposed each other along a plane (4) of relative motion, and a operating device (1), said system being characterized in that said first element (2) and said second element (3) provide each one the same number of a plurality of housings (210, 310), and reciprocally positioned so as to form pairs of housings (210, 310), each one providing inside centring means (220, 320), said system being further characterized in that it provides a plurality of first magnetic elements (230?) having a first length, a plurality of second magnetic elements (230?) having a second length, lower than the length of said plurality of first magnetic elements (230?), and a plurality of third magnetic elements (230?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Fabio FONTANA, Massimo FONTANA
  • Patent number: 8534103
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for securing a door having one or more door mechanisms via a cover and base. The cover protects the door mechanisms and includes an enclosure fitting over the at least one of the door mechanisms, a first securing member comprising a slot through which a second securing member passes, and a first joint member. A base connects the cover to the door. The base includes one or more second holes extending through which are one or more fastening mechanisms of the door mechanisms protected by the cover, and a second joint member. A releasable joint aligning the cover with respect to the base, is formed by the first joint member of the cover and the second joint member of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8474290
    Abstract: An improved locking handle and power module assembly provides continued ability to open and close a truck cap or tonneau cover from within or without, and presents an enclosed mechanism to prevent obstruction or jamming. A release handle is provided to permit unlatching of a latch mechanism operated by the locking handle without regard to whether the locking handle is locked or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: PiOptima, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lee Terhaar, David Jay Terhaar
  • Patent number: 8459072
    Abstract: There is provided a security cover for a cylinder lock. The security cover may comprise a top wall and a peripheral side wall and may be adapted to be secured over an end of the lock and may include a key slot extending through the top wall and positioned to align with the lock cylinder when the cover is secured over the lock. There is also provided a key for use with the cover and a method for securing a cylinder lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Shred-It International Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Charles Bisson, Todd Arnold Wayne Fielding
  • Patent number: 8397547
    Abstract: An unlocking device includes a casing mounted to a side of a lock. A movable body is movably received in the casing along a first axis and has an opening. The lock has a keyhole in an extent of the opening. A key receiving seat is movable along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis between a first position received in the movable body and a second position at least partially outside of the movable body. A linking rod is extended into the movable seat. A key can be placed into a key receiving hole of the key receiving seat in the second position and then moved into the movable body to engage with the linking rod when the key receiving seat moves to the first position. The key is movable into the keyhole by moving the linking rod along the first axis and is rotatable for a locking or unlocking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 8359889
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle device, includes a cylinder lock for locking and unlocking a locking mechanism of an opening/closing panel, and a pair of pivot members pivotally attached to the opening/closing panel. One pivot member of the pair of pivot members is formed of a shutter capable of opening and closing a key insert hole of the cylinder lock, and another pivot member of the pair of pivot members has a pivotal force transmitting portion for transmitting a pivotal force in a direction to open the key insert hole to the one pivot member and is formed of an operating handle for opening and closing the opening/closing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Toshiharu Katagiri, Yoshiyuki Seki
  • Patent number: 8347679
    Abstract: An unlocking device includes a casing mounted to a side of a lock having a keyhole. A movable body is rotatably received in the casing about an axis. The movable body has a closed end having a through-hole. A key receiving seat is received in the movable body and has a passage. The keyhole is normally blocked by the closed end of the movable body. The movable body can be rotated to align the through-hole with the keyhole and the passage. A manually rotatable linking rod extends through the passage and has an engaging portion for coupling a key received in the passage. The key can be moved into the keyhole by moving the linking rod along the axis and can be rotated for a locking or unlocking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 8297089
    Abstract: A theft deterrent enclosure that eliminates unauthorized access is disclosed. The enclosure includes a door assembly having three sides and a wrapper assembly having three sides that mate to form a lockable enclosure. A key lock cylinder is mounted in a lock opening of the door assembly such that it blocks the lock opening in a locked position. A keyed interface operates a fastener, such as a compression latch, threaded coupling or lock plate, which is mounted on the door assembly such that the fastener secures the door assembly and the wrapper assembly in a closed position. The keyed interface is positioned on an interior side of the enclosure that is opposite and aligned with the lock opening. A guide sleeve is positioned inside the enclosure that guides a security keyed tool inserted through the lock opening toward the keyed interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Johnny Edward Walker
  • Patent number: 8291732
    Abstract: A retractable hand lever actuator which can be locked in a trough for driving a latch for a switch cabinet or the like is described. The hand lever is articulated at a drive shaft supported in the trough. According to the invention, the hand lever actuator comprises a handle such as a T-handle or L-handle having two connection levers which are arranged relative to one another in a parallelogram configuration and which are articulated by one end at the drive shaft and by the other end in a similar manner at the handle in such a way that, on the one hand, they hold the handle in its direction parallel to the extension of the trough when the handle is folded out of the trough and, on the other hand, are able to transmit a rotational movement of the handle to the drive shaft in the folded out position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: DIRAK Dieter Ramsauer Konstruktionselemente GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ramsauer, Klaus Bergmann, Reinhard Gottschling
  • Patent number: 8176758
    Abstract: A swivel lever can be locked in a trough in a swiveled in position and comprises a locking device which is accommodated in the swivel lever and which can be unlocked by way of an access opening in the swivel lever. The access opening can be made inaccessible by means of a cover. According to the invention, the cover can be blocked mechanically, particularly electromechanically, in its covering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Dirak Dieter Ramsauer Kontruktionselemente GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ramsauer, Sebastian Koch, Andreas Langenberg
  • Patent number: 8146393
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle device, includes a cylinder lock for locking and unlocking a locking mechanism of an opening/closing panel, and a pair of pivot members pivotally attached to the opening/closing panel. One pivot member of the pair of pivot members is formed of a shutter capable of opening and closing a key insert hole of the cylinder lock, and another pivot member of the pair of pivot members has a pivotal force transmitting portion for transmitting a pivotal force in a direction to open the key insert hole to the one pivot member and is formed of an operating handle for opening and closing the opening/closing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Toshiharu Katagiri, Yoshiyuki Seki
  • Patent number: 8061169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a locking system that is more secure and theft resistant than traditional key and cylinder systems. A hidden locking system is provided where access to the locking mechanism is hidden from view and cannot be rotated or engaged by screwdrivers, pens or other common tools. In another aspect the present a primary and all related secondary locking systems on an object such as a bicycle. In a further aspect the present invention provides lockup in applications where large and bulky key and cylinder systems are not possible or practical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Pinhead Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Linda Young
  • Patent number: 7971459
    Abstract: A door lock and alarm in the form of a case which is attached to the exterior door handle by a clamping mechanism that stops movement of the case with respect to the door in all degrees of freedom, but allows the handle to turn inside the case. The case is provided with a lockable cover so as to permit an authorized user to open the cover and operate the door handle. An alarm device can be provided within the case to indicate tampering with the door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignees: Bournemouth University, Matthew Price
    Inventor: Mathew Price
  • Patent number: 7918117
    Abstract: A lock assembly including a housing, a fastener that has a head, a lock member that is movable between a first position and a second position, and a barrier that is movably disposed within the housing. The barrier is displaceable between a first position at which the barrier at least partially covers the fastener head, and a second position at which the fastener head is generally accessible. The barrier is coupled with the lock member such that the barrier displaces from the barrier first and second positions when the lock member displaces between the lock member first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Harrow Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Frolov, Vu D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7866194
    Abstract: An unlocking device includes a casing mounted to a side of a lock having a keyhole. A movable body is rotatably received in the casing about an axis. The movable body has a closed end having a hole. A key receiving seat is received in the movable body and has a key receiving hole. The keyhole is normally blocked by the closed end of the movable body. The movable body can be rotated to align the hole with the keyhole and the key receiving hole. A block is fixed to the movable body and includes a through-hole extending along the axis. A manually rotatable linking rod extends through the through-hole and has an engaging portion for coupling a key received in the key receiving hole. The key can be moved into the keyhole by moving the linking rod along the axis and can be rotated for locking or unlocking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20100326149
    Abstract: A lock device includes a locking unit, a protective unit surrounding the locking unit, and a key unit extending through the protective unit and engaging the locking unit to lock or unlock the locking unit. The locking unit includes a lock head and a lock core. The protective unit includes a rotation member and a follower. The locking unit is sandwiched between the rotation member and the follower. The rotation member has a central portion provided with a passage aligning with the lock core and has a peripheral wall provided with an opening connected to the passage. Thus, the locking unit is hidden in the protective unit to prevent the lock core from being exposed from the protective unit so that a person cannot see the inner construction of the lock core and cannot unlock the lock core easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Tsan-Lin Chang, Tsung-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 7757524
    Abstract: A shield device is for fastener(s) of a lock assembly that is adjustable between inoperable and operable states, each fastener including a head and being removably engageable with a door to connect the lock assembly therewith. The shield device includes a barrier displaceable between a first position, where the barrier covers the fastener head to prevent removal of the fastener, and a second position where the fastener is accessible to permit removal. The barrier is disposed in the first position when the lock is in the inoperable state and in the second position when the lock is in the operable state. Preferably, the lock assembly includes a member that adjusts the lock assembly between the operable and inoperable states and the barrier is coupled with the member. As such, when the lock member adjusts the lock assembly between the two states, the barrier displaces between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Harrow Products LLC
    Inventors: George Frolov, Vu D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7735347
    Abstract: An ignition switch device is provided with a switch having a key hole allowing a regular ignition key K to be inserted thereinto, and capable of being rotationally operated in a predetermined direction with the ignition key K inserted to start and stop an engine of an industrial machine, a case covering the switch and formed with an insertion hole allowing the key hole to face the outside, and a main guide shape composed of a groove having a V-shaped cross-section, which is formed on the surface of the case, and extending toward the insertion hole to allow the tip Ka of the ignition key K to be guided to the key hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignees: Asahi Denso Co., Ltd., Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Tsuchikiri, Takehiro Sakai, Masaki Ueda, Keisuke Miura, Hiroshi Kawanami, Ikuhiro Uotani, Yoshiaki Miyahara, Tadayoshi Umemoto
  • Patent number: 7707863
    Abstract: An ignition switch device is provided with a switching device 2 having a key hole 2a, and capable of being rotationally operated in a predetermined direction with an ignition key K inserted to start and stop the engine of an industrial machine, a case 3 covering the switching device 2 and formed with an insertion hole 3b allowing the key hole 2a to face the outside, a shutter 4 rotatable between a closed position where the insertion hole 3b of the case 3 is closed, and an open position where the insertion hole 3b is opened to allow the key hole 2a to face outside, and a protruding portion 7 formed within the range of rotation of the shutter 4 while protruding from the surface 3a of the case 3 and whose protruding end contacts the rear surface 4b of the shutter 4 while the shutter 4 rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Asahi Denso Co., Ltd., Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Tsuchikiri, Takehiro Sakai, Masaaki Ueda, Keisuke Miura, Hiroshi Kawanami
  • Patent number: 7629892
    Abstract: A restraining device includes an alarm circuit which activates an alarm if a restrained individual tampers with the device. The restraining device includes a hinged cover which when closed covers both the key hole of the restraining device and the power source for the alarm circuit. A first sensor senses when the cover is open, and a second sensor senses when the device's double lock mechanism is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Charles E. DeMott
  • Patent number: 7591159
    Abstract: An ignition switch device is provided with a switch having a key hole, and capable of being rotationally operated in a predetermined direction with an ignition key inserted to start and stop the engine of an industrial machine, a case covering the switch and formed with an insertion hole allowing the key hole to face the outside, a shutter rotatable between a closed position where the insertion hole of the case is closed, and an open position where the insertion hole is opened to allow the key hole to face outside, and a gutter formed on the surface of the case, and extending toward an outer end of the case while a base end communicates with the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignees: Asahi Denso Co., Ltd., Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Tsuchikiri, Takehiro Sakai, Masaaki Ueda, Keisuke Miura, Hiroshi Kawanami
  • Patent number: 7581423
    Abstract: A protective cover for a keyway disposed on an end surface of a lock is provided. A housing is adapted to be assembled over the lock end surface. The housing includes an opening that surrounds the keyway. At least one door is disposed in the housing opening. The door includes an edge for aligning with the keyway in a key insertion position. When a key is pressed against the door, the door moves away from the keyway, providing a key opening in the housing opening for insertion of the key into the keyway. At least one door biasing member engages the door and biases the edge of the door toward the keyway. The door is mounted on a pivot member disposed in the housing opening such that the pivot member and door pivot within the opening when the key is inserted into the keyway and turned in the lock. At least one pivot biasing member engages the pivot member to hold the edge of the door in alignment with the keyway when the keyway is in the key insertion position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Mike Brojanac, Gary Burmesch, Frank Scott
  • Patent number: 7540177
    Abstract: This invention publicizes a kind of fingerprint locks with patterns of propagation, comprising of lock body, characterized by a raised fingerprint groove for lock opening, a slide lid provided on the lock body with slide connection to the body, and surrounding the fingerprint groove. There is an animal and plant pattern on surface of the slide lid and another appropriate animal and plant pattern below the lock body, which is of pattern consistent with that on the slide lid and both together forms a 3D propagation pattern. Because of the above-mentioned structure, the lock is of a beautiful appearance and strong effect of decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Xianhao Luo
  • Patent number: 7526936
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a vehicle is provided that includes a handle body that is attached to the vehicle door. A key cylinder is mounted to the handle body and is operable to manually lock and unlock the vehicle door. A cover is provided that is movable between a covered position that hides the key cylinder from view and an open position that exposes the key cylinder. The cover can slide or pivot between the open and closed positions. The cover protects the key cylinder from the elements and improves the overall appearance of the vehicle door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Magna Closures Inc.
    Inventors: Jason David Niskanen, Krzysztof Groszkowski, Andrew R. Daniels, Dragan Mrkovic
  • Patent number: 7481084
    Abstract: A foldable lock structure includes an outer shell, an inner shell, a lock core, a lock case, a lock cover and a foldable lock rod set. The outer shell, the inner shell, and the lock core are all secured in the lock case and the lock cover. The lock core is secured in the inner shell. The lock case has a slidable anti-dust cover at the bottom thereof. The foldable lock set is connected to the outer shell and the lock cover in a rotatable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: Chun-Hsien Wu
  • Publication number: 20080264123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cylinder core (1) which can be mounted in a rotatable manner in a locking device, in particular of a storage compartment or of a glove compartment of a motor vehicle, and has a head region (6), which has a key channel (2) into which a key can be introduced, and a retaining region (7), which adjoins the head region (6) and is formed with a control means (8) which, when the cylinder core (1) is rotated about its axis of rotation (11), moves an arresting means, which is arranged in the locking device, for a closing and/or opening operation. The invention provides for the cylinder core (1) to have at least two material bodies (6, 7, 8), wherein a first material body (6, 7) is configured with the head region (6), which contains a first plastic, and a second material body (7, 8) is designed with the control means (8), which contains a second plastic, the second plastic having a higher strength than the first plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Frank Kuhnke, Armin Geurden, Dirk Jacob
  • Patent number: 7437898
    Abstract: A lock device includes a lock head, a lock case, a cap, and a lock shaft unit. The lock head is inserted into the lock case. The lock case is provided with an anti-dust cover which is rotatable with respect to the cap. The lock shaft unit is pivotally connected to the lock case, allowing the lock shaft unit to rotate in 360 degrees with respect to the lock case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Wen-chun Su
  • Publication number: 20080223095
    Abstract: The present invention provides a locking system that is more secure and theft resistant than traditional key and cylinder systems. A hidden locking system is provided where access to the locking mechanism is hidden from view and cannot be rotated or engaged by screwdrivers, pens or other common tools. In another aspect the present a primary and all related secondary locking systems on an object such as a bicycle. In a further aspect the present invention provides lockup in applications where large and bulky key and cylinder systems are not possible or practical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Linda Young
  • Patent number: 7401484
    Abstract: A handle, housing and cover assembly includes an relatively thick oval handle sandwiched between a relatively thin oval housing base and a relatively thin oval cover. The oval exteriors of these three relatively movable components are of substantially the same size and shape, and align when the cover is closed and when the handle is in its normal, non-operated position to provide a low profile stack of components that can nest comfortably within the palm of one's hand so the palmed cover can be moved by gentle hand pressure between closed and open positions, and so the handle can be pivoted by fingertip pressure between non-operated and operated positions. The cover, when open, provides access to a keyway into which a key can be inserted and turned to selectively prevent and permit turning of the handle relative to the housing base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Matthew L. Holmes, Brian M. Ott
  • Patent number: 7377144
    Abstract: A protective device for an electronic lock includes a fixing plate mounted in a casing of an electronic lock and located behind an opening of the casing. The fixing plate includes a through-hole aligned with the opening. A protective cover is mounted to the fixing plate and movable between a shielding position shielding the through-hole of the fixing plate and the opening of the casing and a revealing position not shielding the through-hole of the fixing plate and the opening of the casing. The protective cover is drivable by a motor to move between the shielding position and the revealing position. A keypad is mounted to an outer side of the casing. A motor is activated to drive the protective cover when a pin code is input through the keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: I-Tek Metal Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhao-Hong Huang
  • Patent number: 7363787
    Abstract: A steering lock system with a control knob for a vehicle, comprises: a cylinder rotatably carried in a stationary housing; a rotor relatively rotatably inserted into the cylinder and having a key hole into which a mechanical key can be inserted; and a control knob mounted on the rotor. In the steering lock system, the control knob comprises: a knob body fixed to the rotor and having a key guide hole for guiding the insertion of the mechanical key into the key hole; and a knob cap detachably mounted to the knob body to cover the entire knob body in such a manner that its outer surface forms a design face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Jin Yukihara, Mikihiko Kawase, Kazunaga Kasai
  • Patent number: 7347071
    Abstract: To provide a key cylinder device equipped with a handle lock mechanism which can maintain a handle lock mechanism of a key cylinder unit with a shutter to provide an improved assembleability of the key cylinder device. The bolts for fixing a shutter housing are attached from the back surface of the top plate of an inverted angular U-shaped bracket. Thus, even when a gap is generated between the shutter housing and a vehicle body cover, the bolts are not exposed and hence cannot be easily loosened. In addition, by mounting the key cylinder device in the vehicle body cover and then mounting the vehicle body cover thereon, assembleability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Nakai, Susumu Michisaka
  • Patent number: 7322218
    Abstract: A tank cap for closing a fuel supply port of a fuel tank is provided on its upper surface with a key hole and a cover for covering the key hole. The cover opens and closes the key hole by making the cover swing via a support shaft. Finger catch concave portions are formed at least on both sides of the cover in an axial direction of the support shaft, and each of the finger catch concave portions is structured such that it is possible to insert a finger thereinto and to pinch both side edges in the axial direction of the cover by the inserted finger. Further, a leading end portion of the cover is preferably formed in a tapered shape in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yonemura, Hidetaka Kawamura, Yu Shibuta
  • Publication number: 20070193320
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a vehicle is provided that includes a handle body that is attached to the vehicle door. A key cylinder is mounted to the handle body and is operable to manually lock and unlock the vehicle door. A cover is provided that is movable between a covered position that hides the key cylinder from view and an open position that exposes the key cylinder. The cover can slide or pivot between the open and closed positions. The cover protects the key cylinder from the elements and improves the overall appearance of the vehicle door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Jason David Niskanen, Krzysztof Groszkowski, Andrew R. Daniels, Dragan Mrkovic
  • Patent number: 7240526
    Abstract: A lock includes a cylinder, a cylinder plug and a locking pin assembly. The cylinder plug is rotatably mounted in the cylinder and has a dummy keyhole and a cylinder plug keyhole defined completely through the cylinder plug. The locking pin assembly has multiple locking pins that are slidably partially held in the cylinder plug keyhole. A two step method to open the lock with a key with serrations initially inserts the key serrations into and presses the key serrations completely through the dummy keyhole. Then the serrations are rotated, aligned with and pulled back into the cylinder plug keyhole. Conventional displacement of the locking pins allows the cylinder plug to be rotated, which opens the lock. Pressing the key completely through the lock removes any foreign objects such as toothpicks, chewing gun or pieces of paper and allows the lock to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Miko Lee
  • Patent number: 7194876
    Abstract: A lock plug comprising a top end having a key way etched out of a solid wall, the key way leading to an interior of the lock plug housing a locking mechanism; and, a break away wall bordering a cavity carved out from the solid wall on a side of the key way, the break away wall forming a side of the key way. The locking mechanism in a lock plug usually employs the wafer technology and in this case, the interior of the lock plug includes a wafer cavity having wafers designed according to a particular key code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Western Hardware Company
    Inventors: Gayle E. Pacheco, Frank Glover, Tom Gulley
  • Patent number: 7007522
    Abstract: A lock includes a body defining a first bore having a lock core mounted therein, and a second bore having an engaging element inserted thereinto; and a front barrier shield fixedly mounted in the body in front of the lock core. A communicating hole is formed in the body behind the lock core to communicate the two bores. A locking pin is disposed in the communicating hole to move into or out of a locking hole formed on the engaging element under control of the lock core, so as to lock or release the engaging element to or from the body, respectively. The front barrier shield includes a plurality of axially spaced and staggered barrier sheets to define a zigzag keyway, preventing a thief from peeping through the first bore and destructing the lock core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Fu-An Lee
  • Patent number: 6886382
    Abstract: The key with a lock-unlock indicator is operable with a complementary lock set. The key has a body and an elongated key stem extending therefrom. A toggle bar is pivotally mounted or disposed on the key stem. The toggle bar operates in conjunction with a lock cam and an unlock cam mounted on the face of the complementary lock set. When the operator turns the key in one direction, the lock cam motivates the toggle bar thereby shifting its position. An indicator disposed in the key body displaying a lock condition and an unlock condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Harold St. Felix
  • Patent number: 6843084
    Abstract: A security system for a storage container including a latch assembly disposed on an interior side of a door for latching the door in a closed position with the storage container. A plurality of reciprocating latch elements are included in the latch assembly for latching the door in a closed position with the storage container. A latch actuator included in the latch assembly moves the latch elements to latch the door. A master lock assembly controls operation of the latch actuator by having a first locking part of the master lock assembly interlocking with a second locking part carried by an elongated shaft connected to an operator on the container exterior. A tamper-resistant control blocks access to the master lock assembly from outside the storage container whereby access to the container interior is prevented when the latch assembly is closed and the master lock assembly is in an engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Dave Porter