Mounting Arrangements Patents (Class 70/451)
  • Patent number: 10161162
    Abstract: A mount is provided for securing an escutcheon on a door. The mount comprises a plate member having a central aperture and an upper pair of elongated slots and a lower pair of elongated slots. Each of the elongated slots extends parallel to a central longitudinal axis of the plate member. A mounting stud is slidably received in at least one of the upper pair of elongated slots and the lower pair of elongated slots for positioning of the stud relative to the central aperture, wherein the studs can be located at selected distances from the central aperture for alignment with a hole through the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Yale Security Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Schaeffer, Scott Kasper, Chris Hill, Andrew S. Geraci
  • Patent number: 9027372
    Abstract: A lock assembly includes a coupling mechanism connected to a spindle assembly. The coupling mechanism has an outer sleeve having a longitudinal interior opening that extends along a first axis. An operator handle includes a proximal lock core opening, and a distal shaft portion having an axial opening configured to receive the outer sleeve. The distal shaft portion and the outer sleeve are configured to define a through path oriented across the longitudinal interior opening of the outer sleeve. A portion of the through path at the outer sleeve is configured to threadably receive a setscrew to fasten the operator handle to the outer sleeve. A keyed lock core has a tailpiece that is positioned in the longitudinal interior opening of the outer sleeve to obstruct the through path and block access to the setscrew via the through path to prevent unauthorized removal of the operator handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Stanley Security Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad A. Hickman
  • 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: 8925361
    Abstract: A door having a latch mechanism is provided. The door also includes a bracket, and a pawl having a first aperture. The pawl is rotatably attached to the bracket and is operatively connected to the latch. The door additionally includes a key-cylinder adapted to selectively lock and unlock the latch by rotating the pawl, and a shield having a second aperture. Furthermore, the door includes a component connected to the key-cylinder. The component is aligned with and extends through the first and second apertures without contact with the pawl or with the shield, and is configured to not impede the rotation of the pawl by the key-cylinder when the component is aligned with the first and second apertures. The component is also configured to detach the pawl from the bracket and limit the key-cylinder extraction, when the key-cylinder is forcibly manipulated thereby causing the component to contact the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Granny, David M. Trush, John M. Dobish, Glenn L. Traister, Graham J. Spence, Ian S. Buckley, Grant W. Nelson
  • 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: 8833118
    Abstract: A lock for retrofitting onto a drawer or a door includes a drawer having a front panel. The drawer slidingly engages an item of furniture having a front face that is positioned above the front panel when the drawer is closed. A bracket has a vertically disposed flat front plate, a horizontally disposed flat top plate, a vertically disposed flat back plate, and a horizontally disposed motor platform that extends horizontally into an interior of the drawer. A motor having an output shaft is mounted on the motor platform. A latch supported by the motor platform is engaged by the output shaft. The latch is retracted when the drawer is unlocked and is extended to engage an interior side of the front panel of the furniture item when the drawer is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: James E. McLane
  • Patent number: 8789864
    Abstract: The spring box contains a base piece, a front plate, a back plate, a rotational piece, and a torsion spring. The base piece and the front and back plates have aligned through holes. A radial gap is configured on the rim of the base piece. The rotational piece has a curved sliding element along a section of the circumference. The sliding element has a groove, a weight block configured at one end of the sliding element, and a notch at the other end. The rotation piece is placed in the through hole of the base piece. The two ends of the torsion spring are embedded in the gap and the notch. The rotational and base pieces are sandwiched between the front and back plates. Then, by the weight of the weight block and the resilience of the torsion spring, a door handle is restored to its default position after being turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Te-Yu Chen
  • 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: 8746760
    Abstract: In a handle-returning device of a cylinder lock assembly, a support base has an inner annular flange and an axial spring-retaining lug. A rotation driver has an inner tubular wall extending into the inner annular flange of the support base, and a spring driving element. A torsion spring is disposed around the inner annular flange and between the support base and the rotation driver, and has a spring leg abutting the spring-retaining lug and the spring driving element. A rotary plate abuts the support base opposite to the rotation driver, and has an engaging part engaging a tongue projecting from the rotation driver. A reinforced structure is thus provided to oppose high torsional stresses produced upon rotation of a lever handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Chen, Kai-Ting Tung, Yu-Ting Huang, Chia-Min Sun, Song-Gen Shyu, Ching-Chuan Kuo
  • 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: 8646297
    Abstract: A disc brake lock used principally with motorcycles has a body (10) with a U-shaped slot (13) to receive an edge of the disc. A locking pin can be moved to extend through a hole in the disc to fix the lock to the disc. A limb (11) of the U-shaped body (10) that is on the outside when the lock is clamped to the disc contains an alarm system (14) housed in a chamber (28) that cannot be accessed through that limb. The other limb (12), which is between the disc and the wheel, contains a removable cover (34) that, for extra security, can only be opened when the locking pin (16) is retracted. The alarm system (14) is inserted into the chamber (28) through the other limb (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xena IP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Ivan Foti
  • Patent number: 8640515
    Abstract: The bar has two arms (12, 13) which can each be inserted into a recess (6) of the housing (2) of one of the two cylinder halves (1). The arms (12, 13) each have several drilled holes to accommodate attachment pins. The bar has a middle part (9) as base element and at least one extension part (16). The middle part (9) and the extension part (16) can be interconnected and each has at least one drilled hole (15, 21) to accommodate a connecting pin (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Assa Abloy (Schweiz) AG
    Inventor: Urs Späni
  • Patent number: 8534099
    Abstract: In a lock drive train, the combination includes a pivoted lock bolt to be carried by a door, a casing, a rotary cylinder operatively rotatable during door opening or closing, a rack driven endwise in response to cylinder rotation, a gear rotatable by the driven rack, a pivoted lock dog driven by the gear, a bolt release lever, pivotable by the gear, between angular positions in which it is retained by the lock dog, the angular positions corresponding to extended and retracted positions of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wheeler, William Chung-Sum Chow
  • Publication number: 20130199254
    Abstract: Provided is a device for securing an essential component, in particular a lock cylinder, a lock cylinder catch or the like, of a handle of a motor vehicle, the device having a carrier, which can be secured on the inside to a movable part, in particular to a lid, tailgate or door. A blocking unit is arranged on the carrier and comprises movable gear elements, by means of which the blocking unit can be moved between a blocking position and a release position, the component being located in a detached manner in the carrier in the release position and the component being held securely on the carrier in the blocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marion Kilian, Sebastian Gebel, Anuj Kaushal
  • 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: 8434335
    Abstract: A combination door latch and deadbolt assembly that has first and second configurations for use with a door having a deadbolt aperture and a latchbolt aperture spaced by either a first vertical distance or a second vertical distance. The second vertical distance is less than the first vertical distance. In the first configuration, an insert slide is connected to an interconnect slide for vertical movement with the interconnect slide and the interconnect slide is operably connected to a deadbolt assembly via the insert slide. The insert slide and interconnect slide are movable vertically to move a deadbolt from an extended position to a retracted position in response to movement of an interior actuator from a first position to a second position. In the second configuration, the interconnect slide is operably connected to the deadbolt assembly without the insert slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company
    Inventors: Brian K. Roth, John B. Harris
  • Patent number: 8397548
    Abstract: A reversible mortise lock for a storm door has a body, a latchbolt and an operational set. The body has two sidewalls, an actuator and a lock body plate. The latchbolt is connected to the actuator between the sidewalls and the lock body plate and has a connecting rod, a bolt head and a first spring. The connecting rod is connected to the actuator. The bolt head is mounted on the connecting rod and extends to the lock body plate. The first spring is mounted around the connecting rod. The operating set is movably connected to the body and the latchbolt and has an engaging panel and a second spring. The engaging panel is movably mounted between the sidewalls, is mounted around and selectively engages the connecting rod and has multiple pushing levers, a through hole and an engaging protrusion. The second spring is mounted on the engaging panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kun-Long Lin
  • Patent number: 8360489
    Abstract: A cylindrical lever lock using a lever as a handle for convenient use by even the disabled and the old is disclosed. Since plate shafts, spring holders and spring cage covers constituting the cylindrical lever lock are made of general metal plates, the material cost and the prime cost may be reduced. In addition, the spring holders are connected through double engagements with spring cages and the spring cage covers. Therefore, deformation of parts or drooping of levers may be prevented in spite of an excessive force applied. Furthermore, assembling and disassembling of the parts can be quickly and easily performed by achieving adjustment of intervals of the parts according to thickness of a door using a female screw of an outer attachment plate and a male screw of a boy assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Junghwa Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Soo Cho
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8245547
    Abstract: A padlock includes a lock housing, a U-shaped lock hoop and a lock cylinder in order selectively to lock the lock hoop to the lock housing, wherein the lock cylinder has a cylinder axis and is secured to the lock housing by means of a securing element. The securing element is displaceably supported at the lock cylinder and is resiliently supported transversely to the cylinder axis, wherein the securing element engages into a securing opening at an inner side of the lock housing to secure the lock cylinder to the lock housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
    Inventor: Bernhard Garthe
  • 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: 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: 8006527
    Abstract: A tamper inhibiting device is provided for adapting to a lock for a door. The lock has a housing configured to attach to the door. The lock also has a locking component being receivable in the housing. The housing has a lip extending from an edge of the housing. The tamper inhibiting device includes a first portion being substantially planar and having a first edge and a second opposing edge between two distal ends. The first portion has an elongate opening between the first and second distal ends. The tamper inhibiting device also includes a second portion being substantially planar and extending substantially perpendicular to the first portion from the first edge of the first portion. The opening is adjacent the first edge of the first portion such that the lip of the housing juxtaposes the second portion when the tamper inhibiting device attaches to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Secure-All Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Nowakowski, Chad L. Nowakowski, Louis W. Nowakowski
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110132047
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: David Lee Terhaar, David Jay Terhaar
  • 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: 7926315
    Abstract: An anti-panic lock assembly for a door and associated methods are provided. The lock assembly can be used to secure the door to a keeper structure mounted in a jamb of a door frame so that the assembly can be adjusted by first and second handles extending from the opposite sides of the door. The lock assembly generally includes a latch assembly with a latch member and a deadbolt assembly with a deadbolt member for engaging the keeper structure. The latch member is configured to be adjusted by a rotation of the handles between its extended and retracted positions. The deadbolt member is configured to be adjusted by a rotation of a deadbolt handle and a key lock mechanism between its extended and retracted positions. The assembly can be installed to provide an anti-panic feature from a select side of the door, by using a selective connection feature to selectively link one of the handles to the deadbolt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Imperial USA, Ltd
    Inventor: Angelo Poletti
  • 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: 7707862
    Abstract: A multi-point door lock assembly has a central lock and an extension bolt for securing the door to a door frame. The assembly has an actuator positioned at the central lock and moveable between a first and second position along an axis. The assembly further has an elongated extension bolt residing along a bolt axis. The actuator and the bolt are secured in a configuration that displaces the axis of the bolt in spaced relationship from the axis of the actuator by an adaptor having a body length. The adaptor has a first end connected to the actuator and a second end connected to the extension bolt, and an intermediate portion between the first and second ends configured to displace the bolt axis for the bolt to pass through an interior portion of an associated door member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Christopher G. Walls, Lyle Edward Hansel
  • Publication number: 20100077815
    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 passageA 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 locking or unlocking operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Te Liu
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090193860
    Abstract: A lock assembly that secures a door to an adjacent frame. The assembly includes an elongated base, a cam assembly mounted to the base including a housing, a lever, and a sliding member having a first end slidably connected to the lever and movable in a direction perpendicular to the base by rotation of the lever, an extension actuator having a proximal end movably connected to a second end of the sliding member, and a lock mechanism mounted to the elongated base and movable between unlocked and locked positions. The second end of the sliding member extends to a position within the housing upon full rotation of the lever. The extension actuator and base may permit modular addition of lock mechanisms at multiple locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Glenn P. Meekma
  • Patent number: 7562546
    Abstract: The present invention is a locking system comprising a cylindrical padlock, a lock securing member attached to the cylindrical padlock, a padlock guard, a hasp plate, and at least one of the following: an outer flange on the padlock guard mounted parallel to the hasp plate or an outer flange on the hasp plate mounted perpendicular to the hasp plate. The locking system allows the user to securely store the lock when it is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: JDM Venture LLC
    Inventor: William Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090071211
    Abstract: A cable seal lock assembly including a housing having a top end and a bottom end with at least two openings in each end. A generally cylindrical-shaped cable sleeve is located in the housing and has a bore therethrough, and ends of the bore are aligned with respective openings in the top and bottom ends of the housing. A clip sleeve is located at least partially within the housing and has a bore of non-uniform diameter extending therethrough, and one end of the clip sleeve extends through one of the openings in the top end of the housing, with the bore at the other end of the clip sleeve aligned with one of the openings at the bottom end of the housing. A locking clip is located in the clip sleeve, and a backing plate is located in the housing with holes that are aligned with the openings at one end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Stone, Patrick A. Kumfer, David A. Franks, Jeffrey E. Warner
  • 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: 7448235
    Abstract: A locking assembly for locking a cover over an opening of an enclosure includes a mounting bracket including a first wall having opposing first and second ends, a second wall joined to said first end and extending in a first direction away from the first wall. A stud joined to the first wall extends in a second direction away from the first wall. Hooking structure extends from the second wall of the mounting bracket for extending into the opening of the enclosure and engaging the enclosure to secure the mounting bracket relative to the enclosure. A locking bracket includes a first wall having opposing first and second ends and a first surface facing the first wall of the mounting bracket. A second wall is joined to the first end of the mounting bracket and extends in a first direction away from the first wall of the locking bracket. In one embodiment, a lock housing is fixed to the first wall of the locking bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Rexnord Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy B. Ely, Frederick P. Finck, Jr.
  • 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: 20080184752
    Abstract: The security keyboard cover can be make with 0.065 gage aluminum material And ? thick steel material. The security keyboard cover is consist of five parts, that assemble or bend Together or come together for a particular purpose. The poin of this security keyboard cover is that it can be install in horizontal or vertical position or direction. After the security keyboard cover is make into one united. Assemble one 2½ safety hasp in the center of the security keyboard cover Or united. Assemble one 5?=?=? hind on to top open end Of security keyboard cover. After the security keyboard cover is make into one united. Assemble one 2½ safety hasp in the center of the security keyboard cover Or united. Assemble one 5?=?=? hind on to top open end Of security keyboard cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: David Lee Warren
  • Patent number: 7404306
    Abstract: A multi-point door lock assembly has a central lock and an extension bolt for securing the door to a door frame. The assembly has an actuator positioned at the central lock and moveable between a first and second position along an axis. The assembly further has an elongated extension bolt residing along a bolt axis. The actuator and the bolt are secured in a configuration that displaces the axis of the bolt in spaced relationship from the axis of the actuator by an adaptor having a body length. The adaptor has a first end connected to the actuator and a second end connected to the extension bolt, and an intermediate portion between the first and second ends configured to displace the bolt axis for the bolt to pass through an interior portion of an associated door member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Christopher G. Walls, Lyle Edward Hansel