Receptacle Patents (Class 70/63)
  • Patent number: 10186095
    Abstract: Systems and methods of ingress/egress control and monitoring and area monitoring include networked modules having wireless communications capability. Modules detect wireless communications transmitters within a particular range of the modules. The modules also monitor status of ingress and egress through doors and door status. Door access control is provided in a centralized database through a system server and distributed to each module to operate as a stand-alone module in the event of disconnection from the system server. Modules repeatedly monitor the system server for programming updates and provide information to the system server for reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Drew D. Dehnert, James P. Gleason, Anthony L. Kunda
  • Patent number: 9992884
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device includes a substantially hollow housing formed of a first section and a second section. The first section is dimensioned and configured to tightly retain the portable electronic device. A hinged connector secures a first portion of the first section to a first portion of the second section and allows access to the portable electronic device when the second section is in an open position. One or more locking mechanisms removably connect a second portion of the first section to a second portion of the second section and prevents access to the portable electronic device when the second section is in a closed and locked position. A locating device is disposed within or attached to the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Armani Williams
  • Patent number: 9355265
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a lock, a switch, and a south bridge. The lock is configured to receive a key and to alternate between a locked position and an unlocked position. The switch is in communication with the lock. The switch is configured to receive a signal from the lock, to close if the lock is in the locked position, and to open if the lock is in the unlocked position. The south bridge is in communication with the switch. The south bridge is configured to disable a plurality of communication ports of the information handling system when the switch is closed, and configured to enable the communication ports when the switch is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Ning Yu Wang, Chau Iou Jeng, Shi Zhe Han, Wei Ming Chu, Yong Hiang Ng, Yong Hong Duan
  • Patent number: 9327887
    Abstract: A delivery receptacle for receiving objects (such as parcels, mail or other deliveries) deposited into the receptacle at residences or other building and locations, and securing the objects within the receptacle from unauthorized access. The receptacle has an input opening and a lid which can be moved between an open position which provides access to the input opening and a closed position which covers the input opening. The receptacle has a locking mechanism which may configured for any one of a plurality of operating modes, including a single-delivery mode which does not require an access code to the lid automatically locks after the delivery and a multi-delivery mode which requires the entry of a security code into a code-operated device to unlock the lid, open the lid, place the delivery into the receptacle, and close the lid which automatically locks closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Architectural Mailboxes, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Farentinos, Vanessa Felicia Troyer-Farentinos, Craig Ronald Steele, Raffy Michael Arce Paje
  • Patent number: 9328538
    Abstract: A security container for holding a product. The container includes a jacket having a cavity, a sleeve receivable in the cavity, and a chamber in the sleeve for holding the product. The sleeve moves within the cavity between a position where a user can access the chamber and a position where they cannot access the chamber. A locking mechanism secures the sleeve against movement when in the locked condition and permits movement thereof when unlocked. An alarm mechanism is provided that is simultaneously activated when the locking mechanism is locked and deactivated when the locking mechanism is unlocked. The locking mechanism includes a magnetic locking member movable by a dedicated magnetic key to unlock the mechanism. The security container is adjustable in length to accommodate products of different sizes. The container is of a diminutive size in that it is capable of fitting into a man's dress shirt pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Brian V. Conti
  • Patent number: 9278649
    Abstract: A portable vehicle safe and method for installing the safe in a vehicle is disclosed. The save can be mounted in a vehicle in any orientation while still providing convenient access to the contents. A generally rectangular body of the safe features a door that is mounted at an angle so that the safe can be mounted both vertically and horizontally. In particular, the vehicle safe can be mounted in a concealed location, for example, under a seat or in a console or glove box of a vehicle while still allowing easy and discreet access from inside the vehicle. Although the invention is shown and described in connection with storing a firearm, the vehicle safe can be used to store any desired item or items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: George P. McGoldrick, Ira Katz, Scott A. Payne
  • Patent number: 9194157
    Abstract: A method and system for real estate marketing allows individuals from the general public to gain access to a real estate property that is placed for sale or lease for the purpose of inspection. Access to the real estate property may be granted to requesting individuals who hold valid user accounts with a Remote Service Provider which can authorize such access. Access to inspect real estate property may be granted based on a charged fee basis and can be monitored via video and/or audio surveillance equipment to safeguard against vandalism and/or inappropriate conduct at the property location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Reuben Bahar
  • Patent number: 9145712
    Abstract: A lock cylinder is mounted to an outer operating device of a door lock. The lock cylinder includes a lock core and an actuating block fixed to the lock core. The actuating block includes first and second lugs operatively coupled with the outer operating device. A key can be inserted into the lock core to pivot the lock core between an initial position and a non-initial position. When the lock core is in the non-initial position, the first lug permits a latch of the outer operating device to be moved from a latching position to an unlatching position by operating the outer operating device. When the lock core is in the initial position, the second lug prevents the latch from being moved from the latching position to the unlatching position by operating the outer operating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: I-Tek Metal Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Tien
  • Patent number: 9045105
    Abstract: A seatbelt buckle position holder includes first and second parts each of which has a part of a collar, which is formed when the parts are connected and is configured to support a seatbelt buckle in a position other than against an automobile seat bottom. First and second parts can be identical. Each of the parts can also include a base, which can have a substantially planar shape and can be configured to be placed in a gap formed where an automobile seat bottom encounters an automobile seat back to limit movement of the seatbelt buckle position holder. First and second parts can be adjustably connected to allow various degrees of separation between parts of the collar to accommodate different sizes of seatbelt buckles. A divider can be connected between first and second parts so that the seatbelt buckle holder can be configured to support two seatbelt buckles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Buckleright, LLC
    Inventor: Meghan K. Khaitan
  • Publication number: 20150128666
    Abstract: A container that includes a lockable zipper. The container includes a cavity having an opening. A zipper is provided that includes first and second rows of teeth and a slider. The first row of teeth is connected on one side of said opening and the second row of teeth is connected on an opposite side of said opening. The slider is configured to cause the rows of teeth to mesh together when the slider is moved to the closed position and to cause the rows of teeth to separate when moved to the open position. A locking arrangement is provided that includes a lock mechanism and a locking latch opening. A locking latch is provided that is designed to be releasably connected to the locking latch opening. The locking latch is designed to prevent the slider from moving to a fully open position when the locking latch is locked in the locking latch opening. The locking latch is designed to allow the slider to move to a fully open position when the locking latch is released from the locking latch opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Vincent J. Thomson
  • Publication number: 20150121974
    Abstract: Locking mechanisms and toolboxes including locking mechanisms are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a locking mechanism includes a frame including an opening, a lid, a latch coupled to the lid, the latch including a latching post and a flange, and a locking device including a draw mechanism coupled to the tab, where the draw mechanism is translatable with respect to the frame, the draw mechanism including a slot that includes a narrow end and a wide end positioned opposite the narrow end, where the flange has a width that is greater than a width of the narrow end of the slot of the draw mechanism, and where the draw mechanism is repositionable between a latched position in which the narrow end is axially aligned with the latching post of the latch and an unlatched position, in which the wide end is axially aligned with the latching post of the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DEE ZEE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Schuling, Kyle Fichtner, Brian Vitiritto
  • Patent number: 9021840
    Abstract: A gun safe is configured to be mounted underneath a portion of an item of furniture and to be deployable from a storage position underneath the portion of the item of furniture into a readily-accessible position adjacent the item of furniture. The gun safe includes a lockable container sized to receive a weapon therein and an articulating mount configured to secure the lockable container underneath the portion of the item of furniture in the storage position. The articulating mount includes a fixed element configured to be fixed underneath the portion of the item of furniture and an articulating element attached between the fixed element and the lockable container, the articulating element being configured to facilitate movement of the lockable container from the storage position outward and upward to a deployed position adjacent the item of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Andrews
  • Patent number: 9016095
    Abstract: A lockbox includes a body and a lid connected to body and pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The body defines an enclosure and includes a body aperture and the lid includes a first lid aperture positioned adjacent to the body aperture when the lid is in the closed position, such that insertion of a padlock shackle through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents pivoting movement of the lid from the closed position to the open position. The lockbox includes a slot intersecting one of the body aperture and the lid aperture for insertion of an item into the enclosure when the lid is in the closed position. A padlock shackle inserted through the body aperture and the lid aperture prevents passage of an item through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Dudgeon, Scott B. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9010257
    Abstract: A personal security apparatus to house weapons, valuables, and/or items requiring concealment includes a lockable insert mechanism to securely house items and at least one receiving apparatus adapted to mount the insert mechanism into or onto various structures and a lockable access door that provides convenient, rapid access to the items contained in the personal security apparatus and further prevents access by unauthorized persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Craig D. McAlexander
  • Patent number: 9007170
    Abstract: A rapid-access gun safe includes a portable enclosing structure and a communication module. The portable enclosing structure encloses a firearm. The portable enclosing structure includes a fixed portion and a collapsing wall. The collapsing wall provides rapid access to the firearm. The communication module is coupled to the fixed portion of the enclosing structure. The communication module facilitates incoming and outgoing electronic communication of at least one access signal from a device external to the rapid-access gun safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Safe Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ross B Wall, Michael M. Austin
  • Patent number: 8966946
    Abstract: A combination key lock box comprising a body housing has a storage compartment which has holes to receive the toe of a shackle and the heel of the shackle. The heel or long-leg of the shackle remains inside of the body housing and the toe or short-leg can be moved away from the body to a lock releasing position. The shackle can be released from the body from the locked position to the open position by pushing down on the shackle to turn the dials to a correct combination. The heel of the shackle engages with the hole of the storage compartment cover to prevent the storage compartment from unlocking until the shackle has been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Sun Lock Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 8959963
    Abstract: A security box is provided. The security box has a container part with an integral lock system and a security box lid that is adapted to slide onto a lip at the top edge of the container part of the security box and to fasten to the integral lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Rodney Stoll
  • Patent number: 8950223
    Abstract: A personal lock box with a timer comprising a hinged strongbox with an internal cavity that is large enough to contain small personal items therein. The lock box is controlled by an electronic circuit. The lock box further comprises a user interface, a timer, a power source, and associated circuitry. The user interface allows a user to activate the device, selectively program a locked time, and initiate a locked cycle during which time the lockbox cannot be opened. Additionally, the lock box comprises a retractable locking cord for securing the lock box to large items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sean T. Joyce
  • Patent number: 8950224
    Abstract: Provided is a temporary secure storage system for firearms. The system is designed to provide convenient, secure storage of handguns. A number of storage containers employing electronic locking mechanisms are stored within a secure facility. Customers can rent a storage container for a predetermined period of time, during which firearms and accoutrement are kept within an individually locked container. Biometric scanners, card readers, and PIN keypads are examples of the types of authenticators used on each storage container to ensure that only the owner gains access to the contents. The system is ideally suited for persons who lawfully carry concealed weapons and seek to abide by local ordinances regarding gun-free areas. In this manner the system provides convenience and peace of mind to gun-carrying persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Spencer
  • Patent number: 8938999
    Abstract: A locking cap apparatus includes a cap assembly having an outer cap and an inner cap received within the outer cap, and further includes lock setting members. The outer cap includes an actuator coupled with a plunger. The plunger and the actuator are movable within and relative to the outer and inner cap. The cap assembly is rotatably and releasably coupled with external threads of a bottle. The plunger has a locked position, an unlocked position, and a lock change position, where the outer cap is rotatable relative to the bottle when the plunger is in the locked position, unlocked position, and optionally in the combination change position. Lock setting members are interactively coupled with the shaft of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: protectRx LLC
    Inventor: Derek Dahl
  • Patent number: 8931422
    Abstract: A safe includes a body that has an opening for receiving and holding an object. A door is rotatably interfaced to the body by, for example, a series of pins, whereas the door obstructs the opening in a first position of rotation, and the door provides access to the body of the safe through the opening when the door is in a second position of rotation. A locking mechanism engages between the door and the body when the door is rotated to the first position of rotation thereby holding the door in the first position of rotation until the locking mechanism is released and, upon releasing by the locking mechanism, the door is free to rotate towards the second position of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Heim, Richard Allen Angwin
  • Patent number: 8910498
    Abstract: The lockout cabinet can comprise a body with a front opening circumscribed by a front edge, and a rear wall recessed from the front edge, for receiving lockout equipment, a first side laterally opposite a second side, and a tab extending from the first side, passed the front edge, and having a plurality of shackle engagement apertures interspaced from one another in an orientation parallel to an adjacent portion of the front edge; and a door matching the shape of the front opening, being hingedly connected to the second side of the body and having a slot shaped and positioned for the tab to extend through it when the door is closed, with the plurality of shackle engagement apertures on a side of the door opposite the body, able to receive a corresponding plurality of padlock shackles for preventing subsequent unauthorized opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: 6251374 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Saucier, Sylvain DeschĂȘnes
  • Patent number: 8899416
    Abstract: An insert for protecting articles to be stored in a protective case. The insert is generally hollow and formed of a flexible thermoplastic material. The insert may be formed by a blow-molding process. The insert is shaped to fit within a protective case, which is also often formed by a blow-molded process. The material used to form the insert is less dense than that of the material used to form the protective case, and therefore the insert material is less stiff, softer, and more flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Custom-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James McDonnough, Duane David Franzen, Jr., Michael Grinnall
  • Patent number: 8887541
    Abstract: A security may include a base that defines an aperture or opening configured for receiving at least a portion of an object to be secured. The base may support a capture member that is configured to move between a capture position and a release position. The security device may further include a driving member that is configured to move between a first position and a second position and may engage the capture member. When the driving member is moved from the first position to the second position it may urge the capture member from the release position to the capture position. The capture member may be configured to secure the object within the aperture when the capture member is in the capture position. The security device may further comprise a locking member may be configured to releasably engage the driving member to prevent movement of the driving member from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ningsheng Zhang, Brian V. Conti
  • Patent number: 8888422
    Abstract: A locking system including a lock box and a locking bar. The locking bar configured as an elongated member which engages a loading hook of a roll-off container. The locking bar including at least one hole defined therethrough and configured to engage a hasp of a lock. The lock box has an opening defined therethrough and is configured to receive a first portion of the length of the locking handle so that when the locking handle is engaged with the hook a second portion of the length of the locking handle projects from the lock box. This second portion includes at least one of the aforementioned holes and functions to receive a locking hasp. An alternative locking system including a locking sleeve preventing engagement of a bar of a roll-off storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan Miller
  • Patent number: 8875915
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bottle having a programmable combination locking cap. The locking cap has an upper cap, which locks onto a canister. The locking cap has various layers of rings so that the rings can be aligned in a combination code in order to remove the locked cap from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Secure Medication Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Sean Serell
  • Patent number: 8869576
    Abstract: A rotary electronic locking system for locking utility box or storage compartments installed on trucks or other vehicles, using a remote device like a remote key fob to lock and unlock the storage compartments, or by wiring the system to the vehicle's factory-installed electronic door lock system and utilizing the remote device supplied with the factory-installed electronic door lock system to lock and unlock the storage compartments. The rotary electronic locking system operates independently from the existing handles on the storage compartments. It may be used as a primary or secondary locking system, providing additional security. The system includes a rotating rod assembly with strikers, which is rotated by an electronic actuator causing the strikers to engage with or disengage from striker plates attached to the interior of the storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Daniel O'Leary, Monty Andrew Contente
  • Publication number: 20140311390
    Abstract: Described is a locking mechanism for a lock box comprising a plurality of buttons connected to either a sliding dawg or a dummy dawg. The sliding and dummy dawgs are supported by a retaining bar in a first position and can slide into a second position when its corresponding button is pressed. Each dawg comprises a hook that is adapted to engage with a lock bar. The sliding dawgs have hooks that are engaged with the lock bar until the corresponding button is pressed, while the dummy dawgs have hooks that are not engaged with the lock bar unless the corresponding button is pressed. The locking mechanism locks if a button corresponding to a dummy dawg has been pressed, and the locking mechanism can then be opened only by use of a key. The locking mechanism opens if the correct buttons are pressed, regardless of the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Blankenship
  • Patent number: 8833115
    Abstract: An antitheft device having a product display case with a double locking mechanism and an unlocking device for unlocking the locking mechanism. A product display case having a locking mechanism, and an unlocking device are provided. An attachment portion for a security tag is provided on the inside of the product display case, and a first case component and a second case component are openably fitted together in an X direction. The locking mechanism has a first lock device and a second lock device that latch together in a Y direction which intersects the X direction. The first lock device locks by latching in a Y1 direction, and unlocks upon being pressed in a Y2 direction by a projection of the unlocking device. The second lock device locks by latching in the Y2 direction, and unlocks upon being pulled in the Y 1 direction by a magnet in the unlocking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha San-Ei
    Inventor: Tamotsu Nakasuji
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • Patent number: 8820860
    Abstract: A housing includes a first panel having a keeper, a hinged door shiftable between a first position generally perpendicular to the first panel and a second position, and a lock mounted on the door, the lock comprising a rotatable cylinder having an axis of rotation perpendicular to the door and a cam. The cam has a first end connected to the cylinder for rotation with the cylinder and a second end spaced from the first end by a cam body, the second end extending at an angle to the cam body and lying in a second plane parallel to the axis of rotation. When the door is in the first position, the cam is shiftable from a first orientation with the cam second end spaced from the keeper to a second orientation with the cam second end overlying a side of the keeper opposite the cylinder to lock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Gil Ruiz, Thomas Crain
  • Patent number: 8820622
    Abstract: A cash box (1) used for storing cashes and provided with a self-locking mechanism comprises a box body (11), a box door (12) and a box door self-locking mechanism. The cashbox (1) is arranged on a cashbox bracket (3). The box door self-locking mechanism comprises a lock (21) for locking the box door (12) and a door switch structure (22) which is fixed on the cashbox bracket (3) and used for opening or closing the box door (12). The lock (21) comprises a movable lock tongue (211) connected with the box door (12) and a lock cylinder (212) which is fixed on one wall of the box body (11) and movably buckled with the movable lock tongue (211). A triggering element which acts on the door switch structure is arranged on the box door (12) which is opened by the door switch structure when the box body (11) is pushed into the cashbox bracket (3) and which is locked by the door switch structure when the box body (11) is drawn out of the cashbox bracket (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaodian Chen, Yuqing Ye
  • Patent number: 8770116
    Abstract: A safe includes a body that has an opening for receiving and holding an object. A door is rotatably interfaced to the body, whereas the door obstructs the opening in a first position of rotation, and the door provides access to the body of the safe through the opening when the door is in a second position of rotation. A locking mechanism engages between the door and the body when the door is rotated to the first position of rotation thereby holding the door in the first position of rotation until the locking mechanism is released and, upon releasing by the locking mechanism, the door is free to rotate towards the second position of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Heim, Richard Allen Angwin
  • Patent number: 8726704
    Abstract: A shelf device comprises an enclosed frame that includes a plurality of members, a concealed compartment within the frame, and a locking system that includes a locking mechanism comprising a slide bolt and magnetic lift positioned perpendicularly within the slide bolt, a ledge that is engaged with the slide bolt when the locking system is locked, and a magnet. The magnetic lift moves in one direction to cause the slide bolt to move perpendicularly to the magnetic lift's direction as the slide bolt disengages or engages with the ledge to unlock or lock the shelf, respectively. In one embodiment, a rare earth magnet is aligned with the magnetic lift to pull the magnetic lift vertically upward causing the slide bolt to move horizontally backward to disengage the slide bolt from the ledge. Consequently, the shelf is opened as one or more frame members are released to expose the concealed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Dale White
  • Publication number: 20140125454
    Abstract: A lockbox storage apparatus comprising a pair of side walls on each side of said lockbox storage apparatus, a door attached to a front portion of said lockbox storage apparatus, where said door is attached between said pair of side walls, a top panel affixed to a top portion of said lockbox storage apparatus, a lock attached to said door, where said lock secures said door against one of said pair of side wall, a back wall opposite to said door, where said back wall is attached between said pair of side walls, an inner panel fastened within said lockbox storage apparatus, where said inner panel rest against said back wall, a plurality of attachment means arranged against said inner panel, and a plurality of lockboxes hanging from said attachment means wherein said plurality of lockboxes include a key to enable a user to access a property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Aileen De Maria
  • Patent number: 8695386
    Abstract: A lockbox for attaching to a surface including a housing, a lid that is selectively coupled to the housing and includes a lid lock that is arranged to selectively maintain the lid coupled to the housing and to inhibit removal therefrom. An anchoring mechanism is positioned at least partially within the housing and is moveable between an engaged position in which the lockbox is attached to the surface and a disengaged position in which the lockbox is removable from the surface. The anchoring mechanism includes an anchoring mechanism lock which inhibits movement between the engaged position and the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Flambeau, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Schulz, David Scott Jamison
  • Patent number: 8695385
    Abstract: A safe for providing security and storage of personal items. The safe includes a housing, a door, a user operable locking mechanism and a user operable release mechanism. The door can be opened only upon both proper manipulation of the user operable locking mechanism and proper manipulation of the user operable release mechanism. The user operable release mechanism is disposed to reduce the risk of theft of the contents of the safe by unauthorized attempts to manipulate the release mechanism. The safe may include a mounting arrangement for mounting the housing to a structure to reduce the risk of theft of the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Glenn P. Meekma, Dean D. Hacker
  • Patent number: 8689591
    Abstract: A safe is provided for securely storing property that may be accessed quickly. A biometric scanner is coupled to a latching mechanism which may be actuated upon input of a recognized pattern, such as a fingerprint. The safe door may be spring actuated to automatically open upon release of the locking mechanism. The latch positively locks the door so that it resists opening from sharp blows to the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: 9G Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. Elsner, Rob Gilliom
  • Patent number: 8640508
    Abstract: Apparatus for releasing a magnetic security device used to inhibit unauthorised access to and/or unauthorised removal of an article. The apparatus has a first portion (1) for locating an article in a first direction (D1) and a second portion (2) for locating an article in a second direction (D2) perpendicular to the first direction (D1), so providing an L-shaped slot or receptacle capable of receiving articles of a wide range of shapes and sizes having a security device installed adjacent two substantially perpendicular sides thereof. The first and/or second portions include magnetic release means for releasing a lock securing the security device to the article and arranged to assist in locating the article in a third direction (M) perpendicular to the first and second directions (D1, D2) by magnetic attraction of the security device as the article is brought into contact with the first and second portions to align the magnetic security device with the magnetic release means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dubois Limited
    Inventors: Sean Geoffrey Maddox, Peter Antony Farrar, Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 8631982
    Abstract: A safe is provided comprising a main box having a predetermined size, such that the safe may also be used as a step; a lockable flip lid pivotally connected to the inside of said main box; a top lid, pivotally connected to the upper edge of said main box such that it disguises the said flip lid, and configured such that it is capable of being used as a step; and means for locking the safe to the hitch of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Vicente, Philip Andrew Litwa
  • Patent number: 8616393
    Abstract: Drug delivery systems and methods involve associating unique keys to patients. Medication intended for a patient is then locked in a container that may only be unlocked with the particular unique key associated with that patient or a master key. The master key may have a counter to count the number of times that it is used, so as to discourage unnecessary use of the master key. The medication containers may be locked with template locks that are subsequently encoded to be unlocked by a particular unique key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Matthew Vessa
  • Patent number: 8596100
    Abstract: A loading door safety lock for locking a loading dock in a closed position and for retaining the keys of a vehicle to prevent inadvertent drive-offs. The loading door safety lock generally includes a base member which is mounted to a loading dock door directly beneath its door latch housing. A cover member is hingedly secured to the base member. When the cover member is engaged with the base member in a closed position, the latch of the door latch housing may be locked in place to prevent the loading dock door from being opened. Further, the keys of a driver may be placed in a key storage compartment within the base member to prevent the driver from driving off while the truck is being loaded or unloaded through the loading dock door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Rick A. Crispell
  • Patent number: 8590714
    Abstract: A cash box holding apparatus for use in holding cash boxes under gaming tables and the like. The apparatus provides a basic lightweight structure which offers double retention means for a cash box. The apparatus features ease of use and time saving insertion and removal of cash boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jose L. Osuna-Valerio
  • Patent number: 8573140
    Abstract: A safety box comprises a main body housing provided with a storage portion and a weight portion. The storage portion has a storage portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a storage portion room for storing objects, a storage portion lid, an electric lock for keeping the lid locked, and a controller for controlling locking and unlocking of the electric lock in response to input of predetermined information. The weight portion has a weight portion housing which partly forms the main body housing, a weight potion room for storing weight substance, and openings for the substance to be filled in and released from the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: DT Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sugaya Miyashita
  • Patent number: 8561847
    Abstract: A dispenser housing has a closure mechanism that serves to hold the dispenser housing closed. A key either can be carried by an individual to be employed to override the closure mechanism to permit the opening of the dispenser or can be selectively mounted to the dispenser housing to position a release mechanism appropriately to permit the release mechanism to be manipulated to override the closure mechanism. When the key is not mounted to the dispenser, the release mechanism cannot be appropriately manipulated to override the closure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Rosenkranz, Robert L. Quinlan, Jr., David D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8561441
    Abstract: A lockable container arrangement includes an interior and an exterior, the container includes a base part, a cover pivotally attached to the base part for displacement between a closed position in which the cover and the base delimit a substantially enclosed space and an open position, a lock mounted on the container, the lock including a lock catch operable from the exterior of the container, which lock catch engages a receiving portion to lock the container. The container arrangement can be selectively set in a key operated mode where the lock catch is operable by a key, or in a push button operated mode where the lock catch is operable by the application of a force onto the lock by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jonas Herrmann, Kjell Eriksson, Bjorn Larsson, Per Moller
  • Publication number: 20130269400
    Abstract: A locking system including a lock box and a locking bar. The locking bar configured as an elongated member which engages a loading hook of a roll-off container. The locking bar including at least one hole defined therethrough and configured to engage a hasp of a lock. The lock box has an opening defined therethrough and is configured to receive a first portion of the length of the locking handle so that when the locking handle is engaged with the hook a second portion of the length of the locking handle projects from the lock box. This second portion includes at least one of the aforementioned holes and functions to receive a locking hasp. An alternative locking system including a locking sleeve preventing engagement of a bar of a roll-off storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Nathan Miller
  • Patent number: 8539800
    Abstract: A system for managing liquid supply suitable for a process equipment with a liquid tank is disclosed. The system includes a host, a data-reading tool, a system controller and a tank-locking device. The host stores a built-in liquid database. The data-reading tool used for reading data related to the liquid tank is electrically connected to the host. The host receives the data related to the liquid tank from the data-reading tool, and the received data mapped with the liquid database. The system controller drives the tank-locking device according to the signal from the host to whether or not allow replacement of the liquid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Powerchip Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Liang Chen, Yuh-Shyang Su, Sou-Yung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8534206
    Abstract: An application for a safe or strong box attachment mechanism that attaches to a bed system includes a barbed plate that has barbs. The barbed plate readily inserts between a box spring and a mattress, but due to the barbs, is difficult to remove without lifting the mattress from the box spring making it at least difficult to remove by, for example, children in the home. In some embodiments, the safe (or strong box) has a revolving door that, when a proper code/combination/biometric is provided, rotatably opens to expose the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Heim, Richard Allen Angwin
  • Patent number: 8528372
    Abstract: Security device comprising a clasping member that comprises a conducting member, a locking member connected to the clasping member, such that the locking member and the clasping member form a loop, the locking member in turn comprising: a gear member comprising a protruding profile, the gear member extending in a first plane with the protruding profile raised from the first plane, a maneuvering member extending in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the maneuvering member being rotatable relative the gear member and comprising a latch member biased towards the first plane arranged to engage the gear member, such that rotation of the maneuvering member in opposite directions causes a narrowing or a widening of the loop. Rotation in a opposite direction is prevented through the engagement of the latch member with the protruding profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: MW Security AB
    Inventor: Thomas Nilsson