Housings Patents (Class 70/448)
  • Patent number: 9382732
    Abstract: A door assembly having an anti-theft device is provided. The assembly includes a door component defining an internally protruding cavity. A locating tab extends from the anti-theft device and is insertable in the cavity in the door component, thereby locating the anti-theft device relative to the door component. The door component includes a locking tab attached or integrally formed on the door component and adapted to snap into an opening in the anti-theft device, thereby securing the anti-theft device relative to the door component. The anti-theft device may be a shield and the door component may be a latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Arabia, Jr., Robert D. Granny, Ian S. Buckley
  • Patent number: 8739582
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for the latching of a door to a counterpart has an upper part and a lower part. The upper part has at least one base section, a first side section which is angled with respect to the base section, a cover section which is angled with respect to the first side section, and a securing section which is angled with respect to the cover section and has a securing opening. The lower part has at least one base section and a securing section which is angled with respect to the base section of the lower part and has a securing opening. A holding means for the holding of a hoop lock is provided at the upper part or at the lower part. The upper part and the lower part can be positioned in a position of use relative to one another such that the securing opening of the upper part and the securing opening of the lower part are arranged in alignment to be able to secure the two securing sections to one another by means of a lock hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventor: Michael Diesing
  • Publication number: 20140137612
    Abstract: Button comprising a nut (1), a support (3) and a cover (5) fitted on the aforesaid support (3) defining a chamber (6) and having at least one window (51, 52) for an indicator for at least one position chosen from a first position for the button roughly corresponding to a minimum tightening torque for the nut (1) and a second position for the button corresponding to a lower tightening torque than the tightening torque for the first position, with the aforesaid indicator (30) being connected to a plate (13) by a means which ensures that a rotation of the plate (13) is translated into a rotation of the indicator (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: EURO-LOCKS S.A.
    Inventor: Michel Gresse
  • Publication number: 20130312467
    Abstract: An anti-break lock includes a body and two rods respectively extend from two ends of the body. Two rings extend radially from the body. The body has a passage which communicates with one of the rings and the ring is engaged with an engaging block. The engaging block has a recess in which a pad is received. The passage has a resilient member and a stop pin received therein and the stop pin has a first shoulder and a second shoulder formed in two ends thereof. A contact portion extends from the second shoulder. The body has a room which communicates with the passage. A resilient piece and an engaging member are received in the room. When the lock is damaged, the contact portion is inserted into the recess and stopped by the engaging member so that it cannot move back to its initial position. The lock cannot be unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: TIEN-KAO LIU
  • Publication number: 20130276491
    Abstract: A base assembly for a lock installed at a lock module includes a base, a connection member, at least one fixing member and an escutcheon coupled to the connection member. The base is coupled to the lock module, and the connection member is coupled to the base via the at least one fixing member. The connection member is located between the base and the escutcheon, and a portion of the connection member covers the base. The base may couple with different shapes of escutcheons via the connection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN FU HSING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lien-Hsi Huang, Jian-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8438887
    Abstract: A door lock assembly for a door. The door lock assembly includes a handle assembly, a latch bolt assembly disposed within a portion of the handle assembly and a mounting assembly that movably couples the handle assembly to a door panel member. The latch bolt assembly includes a movable latch bolt that translates relative to the handle assembly between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: C.R. Laurence Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Sprague
  • 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: 8261584
    Abstract: The reversible mortise lock of the present invention can be installed on either the left or right side edges of a door opposite the door hinges. The lock includes a housing with a live bolt pivotally and slidably mounted in the housing. The live bolt slides between an extended position beyond the housing and a fully retracted position within the housing. When fully retracted, the live bolt can be rotated 180° so that the beveled face of the live bolt can be reversed. A finger pivotally mounted within the housing blocks full retraction of the live bolt when the mortise lock is installed in the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Betteli Inc Hong Kong
    Inventor: Ming Gui Yang
  • Publication number: 20120167647
    Abstract: A lock structure for an electronic device includes a housing, a securing element, an entering portion, and a lock body. The housing has a cavity and a first through hole. The securing element has a retaining portion and an extension portion extending out of the housing by the first through hole and together forming a T-shaped structure, wherein the retaining portion has a length and a width. The entering portion is capable of moving back and forth with respect to the housing and the securing portion, and is parallel to an axis of the extension portion. When the lock body is in an unlocked status, the entering portion is moveable along the extension portion; when the lock body is in a locked status, the entering portion extends out of the housing and is fixed beside the extension portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Chang-Chiang YU, Chun-Sheng Wu
  • Publication number: 20120103036
    Abstract: An enclosure for a lock mortise has parallel opposing side panels, parallel opposing upper and lower panels, a rear panel, and a forward opening for receiving the lock mortise. The panels are made of a suitable metal. Where the edges of two panels intersect, a tab is provided along the edge of one panel and a notch is provided along the edge of the intersecting panel wherein the tab of the first panel is received in the notch of the second panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: FOLDING GUARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio Meza, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 8166784
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes a cover plate positionable over a plurality of pin chambers in a cylinder housing wherein one or more of the pin chambers include an internal threaded portion. The lock mechanism includes one or more pin assembly caps that are operative to secure the cover plate to the cylinder housing of the lock by threadably engaging with threaded pin chambers. The pin assembly caps include an internal cavity sized to receive at least a portion of a pin assembly, such that threaded pin chambers and unthreaded pin chambers have substantially the same dimensions without substantially increasing the dimensions required for the lock mechanism. The pin assembly caps include a socket (e.g., a hex socket, a Phillips-type socket, or the like) that allow users to selectively remove and secure the cover plate to the cylinder housing common tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: GMS Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Yueh-Ming Tong
  • Patent number: 8122745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle (e.g., a fixed handle, rotary handle, or swivel lever handle) particularly with a lock insert or the like or escutcheon for mounting in a preferably thin wall (e.g., a sheet metal cabinet door leaf, sheet metal drawer front, or sheet metal box lid). Wherein the handle has a longitudinal extension at whose ends is arranged at least one fastening means (e.g., a screw, nut, hook fastening or clip-in fastening). The lock insert includes a housing with a collar in the vicinity of its front end, and a receiving space for the front end of the housing with the collar is provided at this end of the handle in the vicinity of the fastening means proceeding from the contact surface contacting the thin wall, this receiving space passing through the handle to the front side of the handle while changing in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Dirak Dieter Ramsauer Konstruktionselemente GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Ramsauer, Klaus Bergmann, Frank Noethe, Thorsten Kuester
  • Publication number: 20110016932
    Abstract: The present invention provides a burglarproof lock using with a portable apparatus which has a slot. The burglarproof lock includes a lock apparatus and a protection portion. The lock apparatus has a housing, a first contact surface, and an engaging portion. The lock apparatus is disposed inside the housing. The first contact surface is formed on a side wall of the housing. The engaging portion connects with the lock apparatus and penetrates through the first contact surface. The protection portion has a second contact surface and a flange portion. The protection portion is disposed corresponding to the first contact surface, and an area projection of the flange portion is protruding from the first contact surface, wherein the engaging portion further penetrates through the second contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: SINOX CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chia-Fang Yu
  • Publication number: 20100326150
    Abstract: A cylinder lock includes a cylinder lock casing comprising an axial cavity, two opposite lengthwise grooves on the cavity, and an upper riser including aligned upper holes being in communication with the cavity; a cylinder lock core releasably fastened in the cylinder lock casing and comprising a key hole, top lower holes, and a side slot being in communication with the key hole, a locking tumbler comprising cylindrical lower tumbler elements slidably disposed in the lower holes, each lower tumbler element partially extended into the key hole and including an outer longitudinal trough, and spring depressible upper tumbler elements in the upper holes and partially disposed in the lower holes to contact with the lower tumbler element; and a spring depressible side bar in the slot and comprising inner ribs and a longitudinal outer protrusion in one groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Shu-Ling CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20100263414
    Abstract: A lock device for use with a key is disclosed. The lock device includes a locking spindle including a plurality of locking spindle bores and a passage extending axially along an axial length of the locking spindle, and a driver structure including a plurality of driver structure bores. An interface between the driver structure and the locking spindle forms a shear line. The lock device also includes a plurality of combination pins in the plurality of locking spindle bores, and a plurality of driver pins in the driver structure bores in the driver structure, the plurality of driver pins being respectively associated with the plurality of combination pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Guillermo Andres, Lambert Kuo
  • Publication number: 20100162778
    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: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: SHRED-IT INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Charles Bisson, Todd Arnold Wayne Fielding
  • Publication number: 20100117822
    Abstract: A tracking device is incorporated into a band, such as a watch band or bracelet. The tracking device appears as an ordinary band, but cannot be removed by the individual wearing it. If necessary, the location of the tracking device can be determined by a central server and reported to the authorities or to the individual's family.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Dequincy A. Hyatt
  • Publication number: 20100077811
    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 rotatable for locking or unlocking operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20100077812
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20100024498
    Abstract: A device for re-keying a lock that frees the locksmith from having to handle individual tumblers. A magazine is provided for each tumbler in the lock. Each magazine is numbered or coded to indicate the size of the tumblers within. The magazines fit into the top of a housing that temporarily holds the plug portion of the lock to be re-keyed. Upon alignment of the magazines with their corresponding holes in the plug, the tumblers fall into place and the lock has effectively been re-keyed. The plug is then removed from the housing and ready to be placed back in its original lock assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald F. Burkart
  • Publication number: 20090282881
    Abstract: A lock cylinder including a housing defining a cylindrical cavity, and a plug disposed in the cylindrical cavity and rotatable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The plug includes an inner pin chamber aligned with an outer pin chamber of the housing when the plug is in the locked position. An inner pin is housed in the inner pin chamber and is engageable with the outer pin when the plug is in the locked position, and includes an outer surface having a non-axial groove. The non-axial groove has a curved surface that defines a substantially semi-circular cross-section. An engagement member is supported by the plug and has a substantially semispherical end portion extending into the non-axial groove such that the semispherical end portion is substantially engaged with the curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: SCHLAGE LOCK COMPANY
    Inventor: Mahesh V. Grampurohit
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090205380
    Abstract: A personal property securement device mountable to a vehicle may comprise a cable housing with a safety port that defines a passage extending from internal to external the housing. A cable may be threaded through the passage with one end fixed to a cable retention knob external the housing and the other end fixed to a reel that may be disposed for rotation within the housing. A power spring may present a torque on the reel to enable retrievable winding and tensioned unwinding of the cable. The property securement device may further comprise a ratchet mechanism in cooperation with the reel to release tensioning of the cable at given incremental extractions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Dale Anton Tollefson
  • Publication number: 20090158794
    Abstract: This invention involves a lock device, including housing with a center through hole and a core that matches the center through hole. There is a center through hole engagement groove in the wall of the center through hole and there is a core engagement groove opposite this center through hole engagement groove. The lock includes a fitting ring and elastic part. The fitting ring and elastic part are between the center through hole engagement groove and the core engagement groove, within the core engagement groove. The advantages of the aforementioned lock are that assembly is convenient and use is not easily affected by assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Tsung-I Lo
  • Publication number: 20090145187
    Abstract: An electrical operating unit for a motor vehicle with a shaft for retaining an emergency key is described, wherein the emergency key is movably arranged in the shaft between a storage position and a usage position. A locking mechanism is provided for locking the emergency key and the movable battery compartment lid. As a locking mechanism, the battery compartment lid itself or a locking element which is mechanically connected to it is provided, and the battery compartment lid is movable into a position as a result of which the emergency key can be locked in the usage position and/or the storage position. The movement of the battery compartment lid is used to move the battery compartment lid or a locking element which is formed on it between the locking and unlocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Deppner, Wolfgang Thiel
  • Patent number: 7543468
    Abstract: A locking device and a method for unlocking the locking device are provided. The locking device includes a stationary plug having a first aperture extending therein configured to receive a key. The stationary plug further includes an outer surface, an inner surface defined by the first aperture, and at least a second aperture extending from the outer surface to the inner surface. The locking device further includes a housing having an outer wall disposed around at least a portion of the stationary plug. The outer wall has at least a third aperture extending therethrough. The locking device further includes a bolt member operably coupled to the outer wall of the housing. The locking device further includes a locking mechanism disposed in the third aperture of the housing and extending into the second aperture of the stationary plug. The locking mechanism is configured to allow rotation of the housing about the stationary plug when the key is inserted into the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Zephyr Lock LLC.
    Inventors: Kevin Houlihan, Patrick E. Wind, Michael Gallo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080295548
    Abstract: Locks for luggage, travelcases, briefcases and the like that can be operated by setting a combination or by using a key include an indicator to provide a signal in response to use of the key. The locks retain relatively movable components in latched engagement when locked, and permit relative movement of the components when unlocked. In some embodiments, the indicator provides a visual signal if an associated travelcase has been opened for inspection by unlocking the associated lock using a key; and, in some embodiments, the indicator can be reset upon entry of a proper combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Michael O. Misner, Jian-Bing Lu
  • Patent number: 7353673
    Abstract: A locking device and a method for unlocking the locking device are provided. The locking device includes a stationary plug having a first aperture extending therein configured to receive a key. The stationary plug further includes an outer surface, an inner surface defined by the first aperture, and at least a second aperture extending from the outer surface to the inner surface. The locking device further includes a housing having an outer wall disposed around at least a portion of the stationary plug. The outer wall has at least a third aperture extending therethrough. The locking device further includes a bolt member operably coupled to the outer wall of the housing. The locking device further includes a locking mechanism disposed in the third aperture of the housing and extending into the second aperture of the stationary plug. The locking mechanism is configured to allow rotation of the housing about the stationary plug when the key is inserted into the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Wind Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Houlihan, Patrick E. Wind, Michael Gallo
  • Patent number: 7302819
    Abstract: A device for actuating a lock on a vehicle door has a support mounted on a vehicle door. A lock cylinder mount, or a decoy, is mounted on the support. A screw secures the mount when mounted on the support. The mount has a shoulder engaging a counter shoulder of the support at least partially in the mounting position of the mount. The screw has an actuating end for moving the screw into a release position and a locking position. In the release position, the mount is removable from and mountable on the support. In the locking position, the mount is secured. The mount has a threaded receptacle for the screw so that the screw is part of the mount. The support has a screw support surface against which the actuating end of the screw rests in the locking position of the screw for securing the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Lennhoff
  • Patent number: 6840070
    Abstract: A door lock includes a cylinder with a core installed in a door. A flat finger is connected with the core. A latch is movably provided in a latch hole of the door and the flat finger extends through the latch. An inner cover is provided at an interior surface of the door opposite to the cylinder and has a plurality of sink holes defined therethrough for a plurality of first screws extending through the sink holes and engaged in the threaded holes. An outer cover is provided outside the inner cover to conceal the inner cover. A knob is provided outside the outer cover and has a hollow shaft extending through the outer cover and the inner cover and connected with the finger. Whereby, when the knob is turned, the latch can be extended or retracted to lock/unlock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Huang, Chin-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 6598350
    Abstract: A structure for reinforcing doorjambs wherein first and second reinforcement plates (32 and 42) are located between the doorjamb (16) and the structure frame (34). Reinforcement plates (32 and 42) are arranged in overlapping fashion and are provided with respective bolt holes (26 and 48) that are in registry with a bolt hole (26) of the doorjamb (16). The overlapped reinforcement plate structure provides improved strength and greater flexibility for ease of installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Paul J. Suter
  • Patent number: 6547290
    Abstract: An improved door handle is provided with a housing having a plunger tunnel designed to dissipate stress forces, such as door seal loads and vibration. The plunger tunnel is D-shaped in cross-section, with a curved interior radius to preclude stress concentrations. The plunger has a complimentary D-shaped cross-section for sliding movement within the tunnel between extended and retracted positions to latch and unlatch the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Tri/Mark Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Zenner, Jason Robert Scanlan
  • Patent number: 6502439
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes a lock housing having an upper surface with a pair of opposing L-shaped ears, a lower surface with a pair of opposing L-shaped ears, and a front surface with an orifice therethrough. A lock plug cylinder has a face with a key slot therethrough, the lock plug cylinder received within the lock housing through the orifice in the front face. A mounting bracket has a front face with an orifice, a pair of laterally disposed flanges projecting from the front face, and a pair of retaining flanges projecting substantially perpendicularly from the front face. The lock housing is received between the retaining flanges in such a way as to have the retaining flanges received by respective upper and lower opposing ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Stirling, Ralph Russo
  • Patent number: 6412319
    Abstract: A keyed knob assembly (10) having a knob portion (12), a knob insert (14) partially received within a bore (18) formed in the knob portion (12) and a shank portion (16) partially covering the knob insert (14) is disclosed. A throughbore (48) formed in the knob insert (14) is provided which operably supports a locking cylinder assembly (42). An axial channel (50) formed in the shank portion (16) terminates at a radial slot (52) to provide a means for releasably coupling the knob,assembly (10) of the present invention to a catch (54) of a lever catch subassembly associate with the chassis of the lockset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Emhart LLC
    Inventors: Gerard G. Adelmeyer, Gerald B. Chong
  • Patent number: 6250119
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multipoint electric lock, comprising at least two mutually spaced locking devices, a rod assembly directly connecting the locking devices together, integral with a housing, which slides in the housing, guided thereon by means of the locking devices, an electric motor constituting an actuating device, integral with the housing, and a transmission mechanism which ensures the transmission of movement between the actuating device and the rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventor: Michel Flon
  • Patent number: 6240754
    Abstract: This vehicle security device (40) is a metal plate (38) bolted to a door handle unit inside a vehicle door to prevent unauthorized unlocking of a vehicle door by jamming a thin tool into a vehicle door. And, device (40) prevents unauthorized unlocking of a vehicle door by inserting a thin tool between the seam between the window glass and the flexible molding around a door window frame of a vehicle door. When installed, the device (40) blocks access to the inner end of a lock cylinder (10) by preventing the insertion of thin tools directly to the inner end of the lock cylinder (10). This device (40) is comprised of a configured metal plate (38), angled on its upper end to extend horizontally toward the inside of a vehicle door; one or more bolts (43); one or more spacers (42); and one or more lock washers (41). The metal plate (38) has a rectangular-shaped cut out (45) to accommodate placement adjacent to the key-turnable inner end of a door lock cylinder (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Steven D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 5893282
    Abstract: A locking device for control cabinet doors has a plate with a depression attached to an outwardly facing side of a door leaf. The pivot lever is positioned in the depression. A projection is connected to a face of the plate facing the door leaf, the projection extending through a cutout of the door leaf past an inwardly facing side of the door leaf. A cap is connected to a free end of the projection, wherein the cap and the projection define a receiving chamber. A lock for locking the pivot lever when folded into the depression is provided. A housing matching the design and size of the lock is provided. The lock is enclosed and secured in the housing. The housing is exchangeably positioned in the receiving chamber. The plate has a receiving opening for providing access to the lock. The receiving opening has a periphery matching the shape of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Friedhelm Runge, Manfred Sauerland
  • Patent number: 5755121
    Abstract: A lock in which a key can neither be turned nor removed with the lock is open, is disclosed. The lock body is formed from two identical sections, the inner surface of each being provided with formations which accommodate the moving parts of the lock. The lock cylinder is provided with a plug which is operatively engaged to an extension. The lock shackle is engaged by a lock bearing which is held in place by the extension. Turning the key turns the plug and thus, the extension. This disengages the lock shackle as the lock bearing is no longer held in place. After it has been retracted, the contour of the lock shackle abuts the lock bearing, causing it to engage the extension, thus preventing the extension, the plug and the key from being turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Master Lock Company
    Inventor: Bruce Allen Crass
  • Patent number: 5722269
    Abstract: A locking device is used for doors of cabinets or cupboards and, more parularly, for doors of modular cupboard systems. In order to create an operationally reliable, inexpensive locking device which is suitable for narrow counterstops and which permits an installation independently of the fixing side, as well as an inexpensive conversion when the fixing side is changed, the locking device is given a bipartite construction with a handle positioned in the vicinity of a door plate and a bolt mechanism operable by a tumbler. The device has a first door plate area receiving the handle and a second door plate area. A locking movement, initiated by the handle, is subject to a deflection, preferably of approximately 90.degree., in the direction of a counterstop and a closed or open position of at least one locking element in a cabinet or cupboard-side receptacle is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignees: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft, DIRAK Dieter Ramsauer Konstruktionselemente GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Peter Simon, Hans Flamme, Robert Streifeneder, Dieter Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 5722276
    Abstract: A method is provided for attaching separable mounting tabs to a mortise lock housing, including the steps of providing a hollow mortise lock housing in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped with a first side adapted to lie in a door edge and to provide at least one opening for a bolt, providing one slot at each of top and bottom edges, as installed, of the first side of the lock housing, the slots providing narrow openings for capturing mounting tabs at top and bottom corners of the lock housing, providing two mounting tabs, each having a first end portion for mounting an end of the faceplate and a second end for capturable insertion in the slots in the lock housing, the tabs further having a substantially right angle bend between the first end and the second end, orienting the mounting tabs such that the first ends are substantially parallel to the first side of the lock housing and project above and below the top and bottom corners of the first side of the lock housing, respectively, and the second ends
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Helmut R. Aigner, Steven D. Small
  • Patent number: 5676002
    Abstract: Unlocking of a vehicle door by insertion of implements other than the door key into the door is prevented by a guard housing within the door into which the key turnable inner end of the lock cylinder extends and which also encloses an otherwise vulnerable portion of the linkage which interconnects the lock cylinder and the door latching means. In a preferred form of the invention, the housing has an extension which extends below the lock cylinder and which is angled to extend to the outer shell of the door and then downward along the inner surface of the shell and which extends between the shell and the side impact beam of the door. The guard may secured in place by the same bolt that secures the handle assembly to the door and is wholly within and concealed by the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: James S. Chong
    Inventor: Herbert William Hoeptner, III
  • Patent number: 5564294
    Abstract: A musical door lock comprises a generally rectangular housing having enclosed therein door lock, an electric door bell and a battery chamber. When a push-button on the outer periphery is pressed to actuate a sound generator inside the housing, the combined electric door bell will release a musical melody or the sound of bird chirps inside the door. A second example provides a frequency regulator instead of a sound generator incorporated with a movable wireless door bell that offers more convenience to the house owners. In addition an anti-burglar device combine with the lock mechanism for releasing a warning signal which may be received by a portable radio receiver. This disclosure is characteristically providing an economical utility of space in a door lock as well as its variety of functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Lai-Fa Chen
  • Patent number: 5560234
    Abstract: A bolt-operated, vertical-lift lever lock having a lockcase or lock base and a lock cap, provided with a lever housing attached to at least one of the lockcase or lock base and lock cap and, wherein the lever housing is so constructed that the, or each, lever may slide within the lever housing and be protected against unauthorized lateral or longitudinal forces applied to the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Keith James Ross
    Inventors: Keith J. Ross, Geoffrey H. Ross, Beverley A. Ross
  • Patent number: 5335525
    Abstract: An adaptor 16 is formed with a pair of cylinders 22 and 24 which are in axial alignment, of different diameters and extend from opposite sides thereof. One of the cylinders 22 and 24 fits in complementary fashion into one of a pair holes 14 and 12, respectively, to preclude any movement in a radially lateral direction of adaptor 16 relative to the axis of the hole. The other one of cylinders 22 and 24 fits, respectively, into a groove 44 formed in a face 42 of a guard collar 18 or into a cylindrical opening 36 of the collar. The cylinders 22 and 24 are joined by integral links 26, 28 and 30 so that the precluding of radially lateral movement of the cylinder 22 or 24 within its hole 14 or 12, respectively, prevents radial movement of collar 18 relative to the axis of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Emhart Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Solovieff
  • Patent number: 5316353
    Abstract: A structure is provided to prevent access to the latch pin of a dead bolt or latch lock. For dead bolts, a sleeve is provided which is received over the bolt frame in which the latch pin reciprocates. The sleeve is secured to the frame in such a manner that the latch pin cannot be accessed without removing the sleeve. For latch locks, a sleeve is provided with an extending tongue, which tongue covers the ears of the latch pin and denies access to the ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventor: John L. McKernan
  • Patent number: 5063765
    Abstract: A lock protector (1) for the barrel (17) of a key operated lock (2) which comprises a sleeve (3) to fit over the barrel (17). The sleeve (3) has a rotatable keyway protector (7) located adjacent the keyway (6) of the lock (2), the keyway protector (7) having a slot (10) therein which aligns itself with the keyway (6) for use. The width of the slot (10) together with the distance between the external portion of the slot (10) and the keyway (6) prevents objects other than the correct key shank from being inserted within. The lock protector (1) is also provided with a retaining means (4) to prevent longitudinal movement of the barrel (17) within the sleeve (3) once assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Inventors: Ross D. Squire, Ian H. Squire
  • Patent number: 4989428
    Abstract: A locking device such as a lock, espagnolette, espagnolette-lock and the like comprises a headpiece having an inner face onto which is inserted at least one casing comprising two parallel walls. The assembling between the headpiece and the casing or casings is obtained by means of riders in the form of profile lengths with a "U"-shaped cross-section comprised of two parallel wings and a transversal wall made integral with the inner face of said headpiece, both parallel wings of the riders forming means for seizing each of the parallel walls of the casing or casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Ferco International Usine de Ferrures de Batiment
    Inventor: Gerard Prevot
  • Patent number: 4939916
    Abstract: A lock construction including an outer case having a central opening that receives a cylinder. A plurality of plate-type tumblers are mounted for sliding movement within a passage in the cylinder and the tumblers have aligned slots to receive a key. The side wall of the case is provided with a longitudinal opening or window and a pair of shoulders border opposite sides of the opening. A cover encloses the opening and has a pair of side flanges that removably engage the shoulders of the case. In assembling the lock, the tumblers are inserted into the cylinder through the opening in the case and the cylinder is then rotated to effect engagement of the tumblers with the ward in the case, which is spaced 90.degree. from the opening, and the cover is then snap-fitted onto the case. By removal of the cover, the tumblers can be readily removed from the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan E. Gruenewald, Clayton A. Lokken
  • Patent number: 4916299
    Abstract: An actuator assembly is mounted in a housing and is actuatable by a solenoid carried in the housing. The housing also includes, integral therewith, a card reading arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: ILCO Unican Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Fish, Leon Mayzels, Alexander Branover, Masoud Miresmaili, Jean-Paul Dausseing