Key Lock Patents (Class 70/6)
  • Patent number: 9163432
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for a bicycle is provided. The locking apparatus is for locking with a public bicycle station and includes a body, a locking portion and a controlling portion. The body is connected to the bicycle. The locking portion is located on one side of the body and includes a rotating unit, a locking member and an ejecting member. The rotating unit includes a locking groove, wherein a locking head can be inserted into the locking groove, and the rotating unit is rotated between a first position and a second position. When the rotating unit is located at the first position, the ejecting member is corresponded to the locking member and is ejected from the locking groove. The controlling portion is located on the other side of the body and includes an operating unit rotatably coupled to the rotating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: GIANT MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mu-Tsun Chen
  • Patent number: 8581726
    Abstract: A security tag that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, a first portion of an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, a second portion of the attachment clip is then permanently secured in a locking mechanism of a housing containing a security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF), benefit denial (e.g., ink-filled or dye-filled capsules) elements or any combination thereof. Because the security tag is not removed from the article at the point-of-sale, the security element is deactivatable. A preferred embodiment of the security tag uses all non-ferrous components including its locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, James Brodzik, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser
  • Patent number: 8547228
    Abstract: A multi-attach reusable security tag (MARST) that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, the attachment clip is then secured in a releasable locking mechanism of a housing containing a security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF) elements or any combination thereof. Alternatively, a fluke element can be used to secure the attachment clip to the releasable locking mechanism and wherein this fluke element permits the attachment clip to swivel outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Brodzik, Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8547229
    Abstract: A multi-attach disposable security tag that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, the attachment clip is then permanently secured in a locking mechanism of a housing containing a deactivatable security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF) elements or any combination thereof. A preferred embodiment of the security tag uses all non-ferrous components including its locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Brodzik, Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8307675
    Abstract: A locking device for box-shaped containers (20) having a base and a separable cover each provided with an ear-like extension (20c; 20d) with openings, wherein in the lockable position the openings are in register one with respect to the other. The device comprises a block-shaped housing (10) with a key-operated mechanism (30) comprising a rotor. A slidable locking element is coupled to the rotor so that upon rotation of the rotor by 180° in one or the opposite directions by turning the key, a locking element slides over a certain distance in one or the opposite directions. A cavity is formed in the housing configured to accommodate therein both ear-like extensions (20c; 20d). For locking the container, the locking element is driven in the direction of and across the cavity and openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8266932
    Abstract: A theft deterrent hasp assembly for shrouding the shackle of a pad lock device. The disclosed hasp comprises a hingeable arm having a protective shroud at its distal end and a pad lock hoop engagement hole. The engagement hole is positioned at an angle with regard to the length of the hingeable hasp and along a diagonal within the shroud enclosure to allow improved access for pad lock shackle insertion therein. This access allows the shackle to be more easily inserted into a pad lock hoop protruding through the engagement hole of the hasp after placement thereover, while the protective shroud provides plurality of upstanding members that form a three sided structure for protection against tampering. The shroud members are adapted to cover a majority of the padlock shackle while in use, preventing cutting tools or saw blades from achieving access thereto while in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Danny Longwell
  • Patent number: 8167621
    Abstract: A training device is described for perfecting the art of forcibly opening a door in an emergency. The training device has a frame and a door placed in the frame. A dead bolt is mounted in the door and protrudes from the door in a locked position relative to the frame. A vise is attached to the frame. The vise has a movable jaw mounted on a block and a stationary jaw, and means for tightening the movable jaw against the dead bolt. The dead bolt protrudes from the door between the stationary and movable jaw. A method of using the training device causes the door to pivot and the dead bolt to move off of the vise, thus simulating an actual forced opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Red Barn Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Allen
  • Patent number: 8152194
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a way for a person to lock and secure the hitch of an unhitched utility trailer. Another object of this invention is to allow a person to keep an unhitched utility trailer from being stolen when the utility trailer is not hooked to a truck hitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Landgraf, Sam F. Manna, Jr., Maggie Ann Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 7770422
    Abstract: A lock for engaging a U-shaped staple is disclosed. The lock includes a cylindrical cover that has a front face open at a key hole aperture, a continuous annular side wall, and a rear side that is open at least at a staple slot. A lock cylinder assembly is housed within the interior space of the cylindrical cover and has a key slot in a front face thereof. A barrel is rotatably captured within a cylinder, such that the barrel is only rotatable within the cylinder when a properly-shaped key is inserted into the key slot. The barrel includes a cam follower that rotates between a locked position and an unlocked position. A bolt assembly is fixed at a proximal end to the cam follower and adapted so that a bolt thereof at least partially traverses the staple slot when the cam follower is moved from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Rafael Sierra
  • Patent number: 7697917
    Abstract: A method of operating electronic equipment, wherein said electronic equipment utilizes a wireless signal to communicate, includes determining if the electronic equipment is operated within a moving vehicle based on a characteristic of the wireless signal and inhibiting operation of the electronic equipment if the electronic equipment is in a moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: William O. Camp, Jr., L. Scott Bloebaum
  • Patent number: 7634878
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a hurricane panel installation protectively covering a window of a building, the panel installation including a panel member sized to cover the window, a header attached to the building above the window for securing an upper edge of the panel member, and a lower F-track attached to the building below the window which supports attaching bolts which pass through and secure a lower edge of the panel member. The locking mechanism includes a padlock having a hasp securely positionable in a hasp receiving arrangement to prevent substantial movement of the lower edge of the panel member and unauthorized removal of the panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen J Motosko
  • Patent number: 6520405
    Abstract: A lock for a rural mailbox which enables normal access to the mailbox by a postal delivery person when placing mail in the box and enabling the mailbox door to be closed and locked by the postal delivery person without the use of a key or any other device to protect the mail that is in the box. The postal customer must use a key to open the lock to gain access to the protected mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Lorenzo C. Braxter
  • Patent number: 6192718
    Abstract: A cylinder key lock and locking hasp assembly for use with a stored energy assembly, having a housing and an operator mechanism that may be manually actuated, for use with a circuit breaker assembly, the cylinder lock and locking hasp assembly comprising a cylinder key lock mounted in the stored energy assembly housing, wherein the cylinder key lock extends into the stored energy assembly housing and wherein at least a portion of the cylinder key lock may be moved when actuated, and further wherein the at least a portion of cylinder key lock may be moved to at least one unlocked position or to at least one locked position; a cylinder lock arm, wherein the cylinder lock arm is used to secure one end of said cylinder key lock in the stored energy assembly housing and wherein key actuated movement of the cylinder lock also causes the cylinder lock arm to move to at least one corresponding unsecuring position or to at least one securing position; a lifting member comprising a mounting member and a securing liftin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Parker A. Bollinger, Jr., Paul D. Reagan
  • Patent number: 5946952
    Abstract: A door locking assembly is provided including a base having a pair of halves. A first one of the halves is adapted for being mounted to a door and a second one of the halves for being mounted on a door frame. The halves each include a slot formed therein. A sliding bar is included having a first orientation in engagement with both slots of the base for precluding the door from being opened and a second orientation with only one of the slots of the base receiving the sliding bar for allowing the door to be opened. Next provided is a cover removably mounted over the sliding bar for precluding the same from being removed from the first orientation. For precluding the removal of the cover, a locking mechanism is included which is adapted to engage both the cover and the sliding bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Jouri Mintchenko
  • Patent number: 5732575
    Abstract: A closure fastener comprising a hasp assembly pivotally connected to a staple assembly. The hasp assembly includes a latch arm having an aperture adjacent its free end. The staple assembly includes a staple having an aperture disposed transversely therethrough providing a passage for a shackle of a lock, the staple being received by and extending through the latch arm aperture when the latch arm is in a closed position. A base member is integrally connected to the staple and has an aperture therethrough for receiving a switch engagement member of a disconnect switch. A stud is integrally connected to the base member, the stud having an aperture disposed transversely therethrough. A pivot pin in disposed through the stud aperture and through a pivot pin receiving aperture of the latch arm, thereby pivotally connecting the hasp assembly to the staple assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Kaveney
  • Patent number: 5149120
    Abstract: A locking apparatus is operative to selectively prevent the folding of a wheelchair of the type having a pair of centrally pivoted cross braces under the wheelchair seat. A bracket member is provided at each end of a pin which is adapted to constitute the pivot for the cross braces. An elongate bar is hinged at one end to one of the brackets and is adapted to be swung into a position between the cross braces so as to obstruct folding. A locking device operates between the other end of the bar and the other of the brackets for selectively retaining the bar in obstructing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Thomas S. Halliday
  • Patent number: 3946581
    Abstract: A lock assembly for locking one member, such as a door, to another member, such as the frame, comprises a stud unit and a lock unit which can be locked on the stud by means comprising a slide which is engaged between the stud and a surface in the lock unit, a locking ball which extends through an opening in the slide into either a recess in the stud to prevent separation of the units or a recess in the lock unit, which allows such separation, a catch for holding the slide locked and a key-operated lock for releasing the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Inventors: Wilfred Gwyn Weeks, Malcolm Arthur Taylor