Interengageable Slide Fastener Type Patents (Class 70/68)
  • Patent number: 10825361
    Abstract: A lock instruction tag for providing instructions to a user for opening locking mechanisms of luggage systems. The lock instruction tag includes a first portion having instructions for opening a luggage system and a second portion having an opening. The opening is sized to receive at least a portion of a zipper head of the luggage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: JRSK, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Edwin Schmidt, Wah Loong Choi
  • Patent number: 10737844
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus for tamper-evidently closing an opening in a sealable product comprising a locking housing mountable adjacent the opening and including an entrance passage leading to a stall; a fastener for closing the opening, the fastener having a fastener head adapted to pass through the entrance passage into the stall and an actuator tab attached to and movable about the fastener head to, with the fastener head received into the stall, engage with and close the entrance passage behind the fastener head, and a seal for tamper-evidently securing the actuator tab in position in the entrance passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Versapak International Limited
    Inventor: Ian Denny Anderson
  • Patent number: 10731381
    Abstract: The lockset includes a first body, a second body and a third body. The first body includes a connecting part, a first A part, and a first B part. The first A part includes a first A lock body, a first A upper face having a first A lock hole, and a first A side face having a first A positioning hole. The first B part includes a first B upper face having a first B lock hole and a first B side face having a first B positioning hole. The second body includes a second upper face having a second rotatable buckle and a second side face having a second positioning unit. The second rotatable buckle has a second rotating unit and a second lock unit. The third body includes a third upper face having a third rotatable buckle and a third side face having a third positioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SINOXLOCK (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiao-Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 10492572
    Abstract: Various implementations include a slide fastener with head to head sliders that prevents the sliders from moving apart from each other unintentionally and prevents liquid from flowing through the slide fastener. The slide fastener includes first and second sliders that are slidably coupled to a pair of interlocking stringers. The slide fastener also includes slider covers that are each coupled to a respective slider. The slider covers engage each other when the sliders are pulled together. In some implementations, the engagement of the slider covers prevents unintentional separation and/or prevents liquid from flowing out of or into a cavity defined by an inner side of the slider covers that extends around facing front faces of the sliders on one side of the interlocking stringers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Sayuri Omote, Suguru Ogura, Mingsi Wang
  • Patent number: 10358265
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a double slider, including a first slider and second slider. The first and second sliders are oriented on the zipper closure such that when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction toward the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is interlocking; and when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction away from the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is unlocking. The first and second sliders can be releasably connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Petkovsek, Roger E. Dowler, Gregg Thompson, Samuel D. Aversa
  • Patent number: 10214942
    Abstract: A zipper lock has a combination locking system defined by dials and clutches and a key overriding mechanism. The lock has a pole to receive zipper pullers and a movable cover plate to block the pole when the lock is in the locked mode. The lock has a control plate with release slots. The control plate can be shifted only if the dials are set to the correct combination or when a correct key is used to turn a tumbler cylinder. The cover plate is engaged with a latch having a latch finger. When the lock is in the locked mode, the latch finger is blocked by the control plate, restricting movement of the latch. When the lock is in the unlocked mode, the latch finger can be moved into a release slot, allowing the latch and cover plate to move in order to clear the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Sun Lock Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 9850038
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a double slider, including a first slider and second slider. The first and second sliders are oriented on the zipper closure such that when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction toward the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is interlocking; and when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction away from the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is unlocking. The first and second sliders can be releasably connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Petkovsek, Roger E. Dowler, Gregg Thompson, Samuel D. Aversa
  • Patent number: 9776770
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a double slider, including a first slider and second slider. The first and second sliders are oriented on the zipper closure such that when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction toward the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is interlocking; and when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction away from the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is unlocking. The first and second sliders can be realeasably connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Petkovsek, Roger E. Dowler, Gregg Thompson, Samuel D. Aversa
  • Patent number: 9340327
    Abstract: A combination operated lock for use with a security container that has a zippered closure operated by a pull tab movable between open and closed positions, with the lock being operable, when locked, to retain the pull tab in closed position until the lock is unlocked by setting a combination. The lock preferably has a housing connected to a flexible fabric wall of the security container, and dials that are turned to set a combination for unlocking the lock. In some embodiments, the lock cannot be unlocked unless and until a one-use seal is broken and removed from the housing to which the seal was attachable only after the lock was locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: THE EASTERN COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael O. Misner
  • Patent number: 9321560
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a zipper closure having a hood arrangement that includes at least a non-removable hood section in covering relation to a first portion of the zipper closure. There can be slider to open and close the closure, and the non-removable hood section will be sized to accommodate the slider. The hood arrangement can include a removable section to expose the zipper closure and allow access to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Dowler, William D. Coffey, Janet M. Fleury
  • Patent number: 9194158
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to embodiments of an anti-zipper sliding device that may include at least one body, a gripping surface affixed onto the body, a fastener to removably attach the body and the gripping surface onto a piece of luggage having a zipper with a zipper track and a zipper puller so as to prevent the anti-zipper sliding device from moving along the zipper track of the luggage. The anti-zipper sliding device may also include at least one locking mechanism or be configured for engagement with at least one locking mechanism in order to lock at least one zipper puller to the anti-zipper sliding device in order to prevent the zipper from being re-zipped after a zipper breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: THE SUN LOCK COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 9151081
    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 the opening and the second row of teeth is connected on an opposite side of the 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: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ideastream Consumer Products, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent J. Thomson
  • Patent number: 9056707
    Abstract: A protection case for receiving an electronic device. The protection case includes a receiving body for receiving the electronic device, a pair of winding mechanisms correspondingly set at two opposite sides of the receiving body, and a pair of belts correspondingly being wound on the winding mechanisms. The belts extend retractably out from the winding mechanisms to fasten the receiving body to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai-Qian Ge, Che-Yu Chou, Wen-Chih Lan, Qun Huang, Tai-Shan Zhu, Tao Jiang, Jun-Liang Zhang, Wei-Wei Yu, Zhi-Jun Shi, Ji-Bing Guo, Hua-Yong Wang, Zhou Chen
  • Patent number: 8910679
    Abstract: A carrying bag (10) with a shoulder-strap (22) and a zipper (14) with zipper-rider (16) for closing/opening the bag. The shoulder-strap (22) is provided with a loop (24) at one end and a key-operated locking device (26) at the other end thereof. Means (36) are provided for fastening the loop (24) to an inside wall of the bag. Means (48) are provided for securing the zipper-rider (16) by the locking device (26) to an outside wall of the bag (10) for preventing the un-zipping of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8661861
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a zipper lock that includes an actuator operatively connected to an actuation plate and a blocking plate positioned relative to the actuation plate so as to at least partially block the movement of the actuation plate when the zipper lock is in the locked configuration. The actuator and the actuation plate are configured for interaction so as to transform movement of the actuator into movement of the actuation plate when the zipper lock is in an unlocked configuration. The zipper lock further includes a latch control plate operatively connected to the actuator, and operatively connected to a latch, in which the latch includes a locking finger configured for locking engagement with at least one locking head that is configured to retain a zipper pull tab to the zipper lock when the zipper lock is in a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Sun Lock Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 8650724
    Abstract: A zipper for luggage or a travel bag may include a slider and a releasable security device to provide access to the bag by authorized persons. The releasable security device may be configured to receive a portion of a locking apparatus, such as a padlock. A portion of the releasable security device may be received within the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: William L. King, Robert Thomas Zielinski
  • Patent number: 8555683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combination and keyed bag lock with a pop-up hood. In one embodiment, a lock having a post and a rigid seat with a fixed rim is provided. A hood with a cylinder received within the post and an arm extending from the post is further provided. A key hole is within the cylinder. The arm of the hood houses a combination lock. A knob is rotatable relative the cylinder, and the hood pops up under actuation of the knob when the combination is accurately entered. The hood also pops up when the key is used to unlock the lock. The arm separates vertically from the seat when the hood pops up thereby allowing the body of a slide fastener to exit the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cardinal Bag Supplies, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Rieder
  • Patent number: 8499804
    Abstract: A bag includes a body portion defining a pouch having an open end and a strengthening rib. A strap of the bag has a first end connected to the body portion adjacent a first side of the open end, and a locking mechanism is connected to the body portion adjacent a second side of the open end. The locking mechanism is arranged to releasably engage a second end of the strap such that the bag can be connected to immovable objects to prevent theft of the bag. Further, a closing mechanism is disposed on the body portion and arranged to close the open end. The closing mechanism has a moveable head that is arranged to engage the second end of the strap when the strap is engaged with the locking mechanism, such that unauthorized access to the contents of the open end is prevented when the bag is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah Schulte
  • Publication number: 20130091906
    Abstract: A zipper lock contains a body, a locking cylinder, and a releasing element. The body has a locking mechanism disposed therein and at least one zipper locked thereon. The locking cylinder is defined on the body and is controlled by a key so as to change toward a lock position and a unlock position. The releasing element is mounted on the body for matching with the locking cylinder. Thereby, when the locking cylinder is changed toward the unlock position, it is moved toward a release position with the releasing element so as to remove the at least one zipper from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SINOX LOCK (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SINOX LOCK (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8307518
    Abstract: An anti-theft zipper head includes a head member and a handle. The head member includes a zipper groove for engaging a zipper. The handle is connected with the head member. The head member further includes an elastic piece. The elastic piece is configured for engaging the zipper and thereby confining the movement of the head member on the zipper. The handle includes a push switch. The push switch is configured to control the elastic piece to extend into the zipper groove so as to engage the zipper, or to withdraw from the zipper groove so as to be disengaged with the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Po Chu Cheung
  • Patent number: 8161778
    Abstract: A card lock and key lock assembly includes a housing, a lock latch movably disposed in the housing, a swivel member pivoted to the housing and having a block portion stoppable against the lock latch, a card key lock disposed in the housing and having a lifting plate, a rotating shaft, and a hook plate connected with the lifting plate and engagable with the rotating shaft for driving the rotating shaft to rotate when the lifting plate is moved downwards, such that the rotating shaft is stoppable against the swivel member for driving the block portion of the swivel member to move away from the lock latch, and a pin tumbler lock disposed in the housing and having a plug with an arm portion for driving the block portion of the swivel member to move away from the lock latch when the plug is rotated to an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Sheng-Chueh Ma
  • Patent number: 8096150
    Abstract: By providing two separate and independent locking system formed in a single padlock construction which is employed for securely holding and locking zipper pull tabs, an effective, easily produced, padlock is achieved which is responsive to both a combination controlled locking system and a key controlled locking system for independently enabling the zipper pull tabs to be released and/or lockingly engaged in response to the activation of either locking system. In the present invention, an easily assembled, compact, highly efficient dual mode, zipper pull locking system is achieved by employing a pair of spring biased locking latch members which are constructed for being inserted in the apertures formed in each of the conventional zipper pulls/tabs employed on luggage, briefcases, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Sun Lock Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Lai, Karl Lai
  • Patent number: 8074478
    Abstract: A horizontal locking case lock includes a coupler fastened to a case and a lock with a housing surface latchable horizontally by the coupler for locking. The coupler includes at least a first wedge portion and at least one latch trough. The lock contains a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism drives and controls movement of a first retainer to further drive a second retainer to force a steel ball into or out of the latch trough, thereby control locking or unlocking of the coupler and the lock. Such a structure can safely lock the case at a public location to avert hitting and pilferage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Vulcan Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Chin Shu
  • Patent number: 7979964
    Abstract: A locking zipper includes a zip retainer and a zip fastener for zipping two elongated engaging tracks locating alongside of each other. The zip retainer includes a retention base, and a locking head integrally extended from the retention base. The zip fastener includes a sliding base and a key-free locker which is integrally provided at the sliding base and is releasably engaged with the locking head. At a zipped position, the sliding base is slid to the retention base for zipping the engaging tracks with each other that the key-free locker is locked with the locking head to securely lock up the zip fastener with the zip retainer. At an unzipped position, the key-free locker is released from the locking head such that the sliding base is slid away from the retention base for unzipping the engaging tracks from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Earl Jans
  • Publication number: 20100170306
    Abstract: A zipper password lock includes a lock tongue and a lock body assembly. The lock tongue includes a first engaging member disposed at a side of the lock tongue. The lock body assembly includes a housing having a lock groove for the lock tongue to be inserted into and a mounting base for securing the housing, and a dial wheel connected to a side of the housing, the dial wheel including a first side with a plurality of marks visible to a user and a second side including a password portion corresponding to one of the marks and a plurality of locking portions respectively corresponding to the other marks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Chun Lai FONG, Hau Man Yiu
  • Patent number: 7743713
    Abstract: A bag defining an interior space and an opening. The bag includes a closing member which is connected to the body. The closing member is movable between a first position, which allows access to the interior space of the body through the opening, and a second position which prevents access to the interior space of the body through the opening. The bag includes a handle and a lockable member connected to the body. The handle includes at least one removable end. The lockable member is adapted to secure and lock the closing member and the removable end of the handle to the body when the closing member is moved to the second position to protect the bag and the items contained in the bag from being taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Pam Volk, Vincent S. Volk
  • Patent number: 7631524
    Abstract: A lock for luggage, sports gear or any type of travel enclosure which can be operated by a key, combination or both, which has at least one removable shackle. The lock has one shackle that secures the lock to the luggage or luggage handle while the other shackle secures the luggage closure or zipper. An addition shackle is provided for the purpose of re-closing the luggage after the luggage is inspected by an international airport security agent. If the luggage is inspected, the inspector simply cuts the zipper shackle and re-secures the luggage using the additional or third shackle. A disposable shackle system allows the customer to replace the cut shackle and return the lock to its original condition for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Alberto Araujo
  • Patent number: 7621160
    Abstract: A bag comprising a lockable pouch and a lockable handle is disclosed. The bag comprises a locking mechanism that secures the contents of the bag by securing a sliding fastener in place. In one embodiment, the handle and sliding fastener are both secured via a common key-operated mechanism. A handle that is removal at one end allows the handle to be placed around a stationary object as to secure the bag to that object while unattended. A single control is provided conveniently to release both the sliding fastener and the handle. The handle is comprised of a flexible yet strong material, such as a metal cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventors: Mary Thomson, Ann L. Keller, Kathleen Parisi
  • Patent number: 7533451
    Abstract: A slider (1) for a slide fastener comprises a slider body portion (7), a latchportion (3) and a crown portion (5). The crown portion (5) is disposed on the upper side (85) of the slider body portion (7) and the latch portion (3) is disposed on the underneath side (87) of the slider body portion (7). The latch portion (3) comprises a latching member (35) and a receiving portion (37) which engage with a receiving portion (37) and latching member (35) respectively on a second co-operating slider (2), to releasably latch the first (1) and second (2) sliders together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Akashi, Shigeyoshi Takasawa, Morimasa Yoneoka
  • Publication number: 20090092343
    Abstract: A bag comprising a lockable pouch and a lockable handle is disclosed. The bag comprises a locking mechanism that secures the contents of the bag by securing a sliding fastener in place. In one embodiment, the handle and sliding fastener are both secured via a common key-operated mechanism. A handle that is removal at one end allows the handle to be placed around a stationary object as to secure the bag to that object while unattended. A single control is provided conveniently to release both the sliding fastener and the handle. The handle is comprised of a flexible yet strong material, such as a metal cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Mary Thomson, Ann L. Keller, Kathleen Parisi
  • Patent number: 7464569
    Abstract: A housing for supporting an electronic tag on a zipper for a zippered container including a housing and an electronic tag supported by the housing. The housing has a configuration which is attached to at least one zipper of a zippered container. The housing is attached to the exterior of the container to limit movement of the zipper about the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman
  • Patent number: 7415853
    Abstract: A dual locking device is provided for securing a plugging member of a case, such as a luggage case or suitcase or the like, and comprises a housing, a switching mechanism, a restriction member and two locking devices. The switching mechanism includes a push-button and a securing member movable relative to the housing between a locked position and an unlocked position. Additionally, the restriction member is controlled by the locking devices respectively for retaining the switching mechanism, and is movable either through a first route between a retaining position and a first releasing position or through a second route between the retaining position and a second releasing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Chun Te Yu
  • Publication number: 20070240798
    Abstract: A personal property carrying device, such as a handbag, or a suitcase including a body and a strap. The strap being lockable to the body by use of a locking device to prevent theft of the personal property carrying device. A zipper on the top of the bag is also lockable to the locking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventor: Daniel Gary Bihler
  • Publication number: 20070186597
    Abstract: A housing for supporting an electronic tag on a zipper for a zippered container including a housing and an electronic tag supported by the housing. The housing has a configuration which is attached to at least one zipper of a zippered container. The housing is attached to the exterior of the container to limit movement of the zipper about the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman
  • Patent number: 7086255
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a locker bag apparatus and system. The locker bag apparatus is preferably made of pliable or soft material and is provided with a zipper configured to lock with a locking hook, preferably a locking wall pole or tree hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: William B. Reason
  • Publication number: 20040237605
    Abstract: A luggage hasp is provided on luggage having two zippers. In a closed state, tabs of the zippers are put on protuberances, a trigger member is seated across a channel with an outer end thereof projected from the channel, a spring depressible bar disposed in the channel, a cavity ridden on a second rail, and an inner end thereof disposed in a well, a sliding board is disposed on a base with side lugs being aligned so that a padlock is operative to fasten the lugs. Unlocking the lugs and sliding the sliding board away from the base will slide a first rail along a groove, slide a second rail along a cavity, and compress a spring until a dent has reached a position below the cavity to push the trigger member outwardly to move an inner end thereof in the dent with the protuberances being exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: CHAW KHONG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jer Hong Lin, Boon Hwa Lau
  • Patent number: 6807832
    Abstract: A suitcase lock includes a primary unit fitted on a suitcase, a wire housing fitted on a suitcase, a reel and elastic element combination arranged in the housing, and a wire; the wire is connected with the reel at an inner end, and a locking tab at an outer end, which is pass through the housing; the primary unit has several lock holes, and can secure a pair of zipper slides of the suitcase after the slides are inserted in the lock holes; the locking tab is shaped in such a way that it can be secured in position by the primary unit when it is inserted in one of the lock holes; the reel is biased towards a storing position by the elastic element, in which storing position the wire is substantially completely wound around the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: Yung-Yuan Jeng
  • Patent number: 6775885
    Abstract: A two way open-end zipper formed of two zipper tapes, left and right top stops, a plug pin and a fixed pin and two slides is disclosed in which the fixed pin has a first upright sidewall, a second upright sidewall, a longitudinal sliding way defined between the first and second upright sidewalls for the passing of the slides during installation of the slides, and a springy hook projected from the first upright side wall into the longitudinal sliding way and adapted to stop the slides in place when the slides moved downwards along the zipper tapes to the lower limit position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Lien-Chou Wang
  • Publication number: 20040083782
    Abstract: A tamper-evident seal is provided in combination with a keyed lock so that the seal prevents full accessability to the keyhole. The combination is especially suitable for security bags, and is applicable to any keyed lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Paul D. Lantz
  • Patent number: 6694655
    Abstract: A security identification tag having an elongated body and a label, the elongated body including a leading end and a second end, an opening for receiving the leading end at a point between the leading end and the second end and an elongated aperture for receiving at least a portion of the label, the label having an area for receiving identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventors: Loren Redburn, Kenneth F. Florek
  • Patent number: 6637078
    Abstract: It relates to a slider for slider fastener with locking device where a sheet-like spring having a locking pawl at one end is fixed at the other end on a body. A bent portion of a spring portion of the fixed spring is exposed at a guide post, and a pull is mounted between the body and the spring so as to be raised or laid. A cam is provided on a lower face of an axle of the pull, and the axle slides on an inclined guide portion on the body. When the pull is laid forward of the body, a gap is formed between an edge of a through hole of a grip portion of the pull and the bent portion of the spring. Even if a load is applied to the pull in the horizontal direction or the vertical direction, this gap prevents the spring from plastic deformation, so that the spring is never plastically deformed under any use condition, thereby ensuring an excellent locking function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Nagata, Koji Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20030145636
    Abstract: A zipper locking device comprises a zipper, a zipper slider, and a locking member. The zipper slider and the locking member each have loops formed thereon. The locking member is attached to an article adjacent an end of the zipper and is configured such that one of the loops can be passed at least partially through the other of the loops in a manner such that a lock can then be used to secure the loops together. With the loops secured together, the zipper slider becomes locked to the locking member and the zipper cannot be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Cory O. Nykoluk
  • Patent number: 6533335
    Abstract: A security device for a slide fastener, including a housing adapted to be fitted to an object to which the slide fastener is attached, the housing substantially surrounding the slider of the slide fastener in its fully closed position, a closure member adapted to cooperate with the housing which, in use, covers the slider to prevent access thereto and a frangible locking element adapted to link the housing to the closure member, the locking element being resiliently yieldable and slidably insertable into the closure member but not retractable therefrom without fracturing the frangible locking element. The closure member is attached at one end to a puller and the puller is attached to the slider. In a preferred embodiment the closure member can pivot about the housing and block withdrawal of the slider from the housing in its closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Tebco Party Limited
    Inventor: Barry Hudson
  • Patent number: 6510593
    Abstract: A slide fastener apparatus which includes a first and second slide with a releasable locking latch integral to the slides and a keyed, rotating cam as a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Young S. Kim
  • Patent number: 6467135
    Abstract: A security for a compartmented structure including at least one zippered compartment includes a two-slide zipper. The pulls are configured to interlock one another and to expose a security slot when engaged. Affixing a security product to the security when the pulls are interlocked maintains the zippered compartment closed and secured. The security product preferentially includes a cable to secure the security product to an object other than the compartmented structure when affixed to the security slot to prevent unauthorized movement of the compartmented structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Acco Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Schuster, Glenn Rodgers, David Pitcher
  • Publication number: 20020148395
    Abstract: A portable safe construction (10) adapted to be attached to a stationary fixed object (60)(70) and including an enclosure member (20) fabricated from ballistic cloth (21) and having a lid element (22) and a receptacle element (24) hingedly connected together and further provided with a zipper element (25) for releasably joining the lid element (22) to the receptacle element (24) which are both provided with lopped panel elements (26)(26′) adapted to be threadedly engaged by an elongated cable member (40) which will entirely overlie the zipper element (25) and is further provided with cable outlets (41)(42) that can be joined together by a conventional lock (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Judge
  • Patent number: 6463771
    Abstract: A portable safe construction (10) adapted to be attached to a stationary fixed object (60)(70) and including an enclosure member (20) fabricated from ballistic cloth (21) and having a lid element (22) and a receptacle element (24) hingedly connected together and further provided with a zipper element (25) for releasably joining the lid element (22) to the receptacle element (24) which are both provided with lopped panel elements (26)(26′) adapted to be threadedly engaged by an elongated cable member (40) which will entirely overlie the zipper element (25) and is further provided with cable outlets (41)(42) that can be joined together by a conventional lock (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Judge
  • Patent number: 6354104
    Abstract: A lockable blood and urine sample transporter. The transporter has a thermostatically controlled cooling unit which maintains the specimens at a fixed temperature. The transporter also has a securing lock which prevents unauthorized access to the specimens contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: Darrell L. Feagin
  • Patent number: 6308541
    Abstract: A zipper locking device (10) for securing a double-slider zipper (14) comprising a housing (18), a base (16), a vertically extending member (20), a pivoting arm (22), a pair of compressible pads (26), a stabilizer (24), and a means for locking (34) the device (10). The vertically extending member (20) extends from the base (16) and projects in the upwardly direction through an aperture (54) in the housing (18), allowing for the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20) between a closed position and an open position. The vertically extending member (20) and the pivoting arm (22) each have an aperture (72, 82), which align to allow the entry of a locking means (34) through the apertures (72, 82) when the zipper locking device (10) is in the closed position. The locking means (34) prevents the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20), securing the zipper sliders (28) of a double-slider zipper (14) within the housing (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Robert M. Stowe
  • Patent number: D841483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Lawrence C. Stanos, Matthew N. Thurin, Bryan L. Ackerman, John White, Christina J. Korinda, Scott D. Tomatz, Jim Strieter, David P. Mather