Hasp-carried Lock Patents (Class 70/75)
  • Patent number: 6418760
    Abstract: A mechanism for converting between rotational and linear movement includes a rotatable hub structure and a striker element having an inboard end and an outboard end. In one form of the mechanism, a pivot/spring structure is positioned to engage a pivot location on the striker element between the inboard and outboard ends of the striker element. The pivot/spring structure provides a deflectable pivot fulcrum which can be deflected from a pivot rest position in response to a deflecting force exerted on the striker element. The hub structure can be engaged with the inboard end of the striker element so that a rotational movement of the hub structure provides a force on the striker element tending to cause the inboard end to pivot about the pivot structure, deflecting the pivot fulcrum such that the outboard end of the striker element moves in a generally axial direction. The mechanism can be used in a latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Ian J. Fettes
  • Patent number: 5372022
    Abstract: A lock assembly for use on luggage, bags and the like has a mounting plate accommodating various lock operating parts including a latch, a hook member including a hook element and an ornamental cover fitted over the mounting plate. The latch is engageable resiliently with the hook element and lockable by a key. The ornamental cover is removably connected to the mounting plate and changeable from one to another with different types and designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Terada, Yoshiyuki Horita, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5307654
    Abstract: A combination lock includes a lock body having a plurality of dials and sleeves rotatably mounted therein and secured on a container cover movably secured to a container such as a hand bag, a brief case, a luggage, or any containers for storing materials or objects in the container having a slide controller slidably held in the lock body to be engageable with a locking member secured on the container, whereby upon an actuation of the controller for disengaging the lock body secured on the cover from the locking member secured on the container, the cover can be directly lifted from the operating situation when unlocking the lock body on the cover for conveniently opening the cover of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Chong-Kuan Ling
  • Patent number: 5259221
    Abstract: A lock has a keeper plate for attachment to a first relatively moveable part of the trunk, which keeper plate has a peripheral rim bounding a circular keeper opening and having a slot formed therein. An attachment plate is affixed to a second relatively moveable part of the trunk, while a hasp member is hingedly connected at one to the attachment plate and adapted at the other end to overlie the peripheral rim and the keeper opening when in a mated position. A hollow cylindrical bolt housing of cup-shaped configuration is fixed to and projects rearwardly of the hasp member. The bolt housing includes a cylindrical wall having a bolt opening therein positioned to align with the slot when the hasp member and the latching plate assume the mated position. A latching bolt is supported in the bolt housing for movement along an axis paralleling a diameter of the bolt housing, and has a free end portion aligned with the bolt opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Long Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip Whitmore
  • Patent number: 5048315
    Abstract: A staple plate formed with a circular opening is mounted on the lid of a footlocker or trunk and a hasp is mounted on the stationary portion of the footlocker, the hasp having a hinged portion provided with a lock assembly which includes a spring-loaded slide bolt and a key-operated lock mechanism for selectively engaging and locking the slide bolt, the hinged portion being swingable into an upright position where the slide bolt is spring-biased into engagement in the circular opening of the staple plate. A finger tab is operably connected to the slide bolt to release the slide bolt from engagement with the staple plate when the slide bolt is not engaged or blocked by the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Sudhaus of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Rekuc
  • Patent number: 4920771
    Abstract: A lock for a case having a cover portion having a first hooking piece includes a housing mounting therein a conventional numerical lock assembly, and a hooking member which is pivotally connected to the housing and mechanically coupled to the numerical lock assembly and has a second hooking piece such that when the numerical lock assembly is in an unlocked state, the second hooking piece will be able to be disengaged from the first hooking piece to allow the case in an unlocked state also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventor: Jy-Chang Jiang
  • Patent number: 4782673
    Abstract: A connection device for releasably interconnecting two members (16, 18) preferably a receptacle and its lid, comprising an upper component (1, 101) which is provided with a hook (21, 102) and a lower component (2, 103) and a one- or two-armed lever (3, 104) which is articulated on said lower component and which is provided with a counterhook (15, 105). In order to avoid that the connection device springs open or disengages unintentionally, a snapper (5, 109) is pivotably attached to the end of the lever (3, 104) facing away from the counterhook (15, 105), said snapper being provided with a locking projection (13, 113) which is associated with a complementary, projecting locking member (14, 114) of the lower component (2, 103) and which is equipped with a spring (12, 115) holding the snapper (5, 109) in its locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Samsonite Corporation
    Inventors: Rene Castelli, Willibald van Hoye, Ulf G. Rasch, Klaus-Dieter Hesse, Richard Miles
  • Patent number: 4761974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combination lock for luggage cases or the like, and more particularly to a combination lock consisting of a staple unit and a hasp unit; said hasp unit comprising a base plate, a locking unit and a hasp; said locking unit comprising a securing mechanism, a combination lock and a body; securing mechanism being provided with a knob slidably fitted into said body, a leaf spring adapted to resiliently and selectively hold said knob in place when said knob is slid to "secure" or "release", and a sliding piece adapted to be slidably disposed between said latching piece and the bottom of casing of said combination lock, said sliding piece comprising an arm adapted to be connected with said knob, a hook adapted to engage with or disengage from said arch of said base plate to have said locking unit secured to or released free said base plate when said knob is moved to "secure" or "release", and a hole adapted to correspond to and be in alignment with latch end of latching piece to al
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Echolag Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih M. Lii
  • Patent number: 4691540
    Abstract: A lock for a slide fastener to be installed in a catch plate of a first slider, which comprises a case to be connected to the first slider, a sliding plate slidably contained in the case and a locking member rotatably contained in the case. The sliding plate is guided by an inner surface of the case and a guide pin which is inserted through a slot of the sliding plate. The locking member and the sliding plate are engaged for locking of the slide movement of the sliding plate.Movable elements is reduced, and therefore the mechanism, construction and operation thereof are simple, smooth and easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Osaka Trunk Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikio Murase
  • Patent number: 4548059
    Abstract: There is provided a combination plug type lock for briefcases, purses and the like wherein the upper portion is disposed on the flap of a briefcase and includes an outwardly-biased element, the lower portion is disposed on the corresponding opposite part of the briefcase and includes a shackle which slidingly receives the upper portion and engages the outwardly-biased element during closure of the lock, and wherein a locking mechanism is disposed in the upper portion in the region of the outwardly-biased element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Huber Italia S.R.L.
    Inventor: Heinz Ruegg
  • Patent number: 4453387
    Abstract: A trunk lock including a latching plate for attachment to the upper section of a trunk, a hasp member hinged to an attachment plate to be affixed to the lower trunk section having a free end portion to overlie a keeper opening in the latching plate, a hollow cylindrical bolt housing projecting rearwardly of the hasp to nest in the keeper opening and having a pair of spring biased latching bolts to interlock behind the bounding edge of the keeper opening, a bolt actuator disk and key barrel member in the housing, and a throw away key captured in assembled relation with the bolt housing having a blade including a major leg extending substantially along the center axis of said key barrel and having a bendable end tab protruding rearwardly of the housing and bent behind the rear of the housing to retain the key therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Long Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 4078404
    Abstract: A clasp assembly of the type designed to lockingly secure a cover element to some type of body, housing or support platform wherein the clasp assembly includes a hinge plate having an angularly oriented configuration so as to substantially conform to the outer configuration of the mated lid and support platform. A hinge assembly is structurally defined by cooperating elements of both the hinge plate and the base of the hinge assembly to which it is attached. The hinge assembly comprises a pivot pin interconnected to both the base portion and the hinge plate to define a movable interconnection therebetween wherein the base portion is secured to the support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Inventor: James E. Zane
  • Patent number: 4074549
    Abstract: A lock mechanism comprising a mounting part, a manually operable part, a retaining part and a stabilizer part, said parts being pivotally connected together as a substantially parallelogram linkage with the retaining part and mounting part located on opposed sides of such linkage; the manually operable part, retaining part and stabilizer part of the linkage being pivotable relative to the mounting part between a locking condition, in which the retaining part is intended to engage a component which is to be secured by the mechanism and further in which the operable part is substantially parallel with and lies adjacent to the mounting part, and a release condition, in which the retaining part is intended to be disengaged from said securable component; pivotal movement of the linkage between its locking and release conditions being effected by manual displacement of the operable part relative to the mounting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Assignee: Kwoon Kwen Metal Ware Company Limited
    Inventor: Li Sze Yee
  • Patent number: 4068873
    Abstract: An automatically closing lock, for a container having a body and a closure mounted for movement to close the body, includes a catch assembly having a catch housing mountable with one of the container body and closure. The catch housing defines a striker surface and a catch surface adjacent the striker surface. A latch assembly, that cooperates with the catch assembly, includes a latch housing mountable on the other of the container body and closure and a latch member mounted for limited pivoted movement in the latch housing. The latch member is formed with at least one hook-like element that is guided to the catch surface and into engagement therewith by the striker surface. A spring compressed in the latch housing urges the latch member and hook-like element into firm contact with the striker surface and into engagement with the catch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: Excelsior Hardware Co.
    Inventors: Carmen Testa, William J. Bouton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4031724
    Abstract: A key controlled lock mechanism for locking one or more sliders of a zipper fastener, wherein the lock member is of circular disc-like configuration having a cup-shaped cylindrical casing and a rear backing plate assembled together with a circular latch plate rotatable through an arc therebetween. The latch plate has a latch tongue and a recess receiving a key operated locking disc journaled in the casing and shaped to selectively lock or release the latch plate. Various forms of keepers are disclosed to be mounted on a receptacle closed by the zipper fastener or to be coupled with the pull tab of the zipper slider or formed by special shaping of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Long Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace E. Atkinson