Cabinet Patents (Class 70/78)
  • Patent number: 9695615
    Abstract: A combination lock is provided, the combination lock having a rotary latch configured for rotation between a locked position and an unlocked position, the rotary latch rotating in a first plane; and a bolt configured for movement between a first position and a second position along a second plane the second plane being oriented at a different location than the first plane, the bolt engaging the rotary latch in the first position such that rotation of the rotary latch from the locked position to the unlocked position is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Houlihan, Patrick E. Wind, Douglas Greene
  • Patent number: 9476224
    Abstract: A combination lock is provided, the combination lock having a rotary latch configured for rotation between a locked position and an unlocked position, the rotary latch rotating in a first plane; and a bolt configured for movement between a first position and a second position along a second plane the second plane being oriented at a different location than the first plane, the bolt engaging the rotary latch in the first position such that rotation of the rotary latch from the locked position to the unlocked position is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Houlihan, Patrick E. Wind
  • Patent number: 9371667
    Abstract: A combination lock is provided, the combination lock having a rotary latch configured for rotation between a locked position and an unlocked position, the rotary latch rotating in a first plane; and a bolt configured for movement between a first position and a second position along a second plane the second plane being oriented at a different location than the first plane, the bolt engaging the rotary latch in the first position such that rotation of the rotary latch from the locked position to the unlocked position is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Houlihan, Patrick E. Wind
  • Publication number: 20140318194
    Abstract: A locking system is provided which can be readily attached to a drawer without the necessity of any carpentry or other alteration of the drawer or associated cabinet. The locking system comprises a first body having at least one side attachable to the front of a drawer, a second body which has a side attachable to a surface of the drawer cabinet adjacent to the movable drawer. A cable or cord is permanently attached to one body and is removably attached to the other body and retained in place by a lock mechanism in this other body. The lock mechanism may be key actuated or may actuated by a combination lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Edward B. Harriss
  • Patent number: 8860574
    Abstract: A cabinet lock for protecting merchandise within a merchandise display cabinet having an inner door and an outer door. The cabinet lock includes a strike plate affixed to the inner door and a lock housing affixed to the outer door such that the cabinet is in a locked configuration that prevents access to the merchandise when the lock housing is operably engaged to the strike plate. A programmable electronic key communicates a security code with the cabinet lock and transfers electrical power to the cabinet lock to operate a lock mechanism between the locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. An indicator is provided for indicating whether the cabinet lock is in the locked configuration or the unlocked configuration. The indicator includes a first segment and a second segment that can be energized to visually indicate the status of the cabinet lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, David N. Berglund, Hrishikesh P. Gogate, Justin A. Richardson, William M. Warren, Andrew W. Moock
  • Publication number: 20140260444
    Abstract: A locking system for standard file drawer cabinets, and in particular steel-constructed filing cabinets. The system includes a first locking device including a main elongated member that includes a locking end portion and an opposing attaching end portion, the attaching end portion including an upturned wall at the distal end of the attaching end, and a laterally-extending hooking member extending from an upper end of the upturned wall toward the locking end portion, substantially parallel to the main elongated member, the hooking member spaced apart from the main elongated member at the attaching end by a gap having a dimension, wherein the gap accommodates insertion of the thickness of an inwardly extending wall of a filing cabinet that defines the upper edge of the file drawer opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Albert Long TRINH, Dennis Sam Trinh, Toan Trinh
  • Patent number: 8833118
    Abstract: A lock for retrofitting onto a drawer or a door includes a drawer having a front panel. The drawer slidingly engages an item of furniture having a front face that is positioned above the front panel when the drawer is closed. A bracket has a vertically disposed flat front plate, a horizontally disposed flat top plate, a vertically disposed flat back plate, and a horizontally disposed motor platform that extends horizontally into an interior of the drawer. A motor having an output shaft is mounted on the motor platform. A latch supported by the motor platform is engaged by the output shaft. The latch is retracted when the drawer is unlocked and is extended to engage an interior side of the front panel of the furniture item when the drawer is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: James E. McLane
  • Publication number: 20140216112
    Abstract: A cabinet lock is disclosed. The cabinet lock includes an outer lock, an extension rod and an inner lock. The outer lock and the inner lock are separately disposed in two sides of the plate. The outer lock includes an outer decorating housing, a lock head and a lock post. The extension rod can optionally connect with the lock post and extend along an axis of the lock post. The inner lock includes an inner decorating housing, a lock barrel and a bolt. The lock post can optionally connect with the lock barrel through the extension rod. The lock head drives the lock post and the lock barrel for a telescopic movement of the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: REAL LOCKS & SECURITY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ping-Jan YANG
  • Patent number: 8795070
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention is an access mechanism that provides access to a plurality of internal portions of a gaming device through a plurality of securing mechanisms. In one embodiment, a gaming device includes first and second internal cabinet portions, a first interface device, a second interface device, and an actuator unit. The first and second interface devices secure access to the first and second internal cabinet portions, respectively. The actuator unit is structured to allow access to the first secured cabinet portion in response to a first valid key being applied to the first interface device and to allow access to the second secured cabinet portion in response to a second valid key being applied to the second interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: John Leagh Beadell, Russell Chudd, Kay Vetter
  • Patent number: 8756961
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door base, a door disposed pivotally on the door base for covering openably the door base, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a first body biased to move relative to the door base in a first direction, a first engaging portion disposed at the first body, a pushing portion disposed at the first body, a second body disposed at the door, and a second engaging portion disposed at the second body. A lock is operable to move the first body relative to the door base in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The first engaging portion is biased to move in the first direction to thereby engage the second engaging portion, so as to lock the door at a locked position for covering the door base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hai-Nan Qiu, Fu-Lung Lu
  • Patent number: 8740319
    Abstract: A lockable cabinet comprising a case, a drawer, a ganging lock mechanism, and a lock box recessed into the case. The lock box contains an external lock for securing the cabinet through a hasp style locking structure. The ganging lock mechanism prevents drawers from slidably moving from the cabinet when in the locked position and allows the drawers to be slidably moved to an open position when in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: J Squared, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Davis, Adam Anderson, James J. Jannetides
  • Publication number: 20140123715
    Abstract: A locking system for a storage compartment of a storage container is provided, the locking system including a latching mechanism and a locking mechanism. When the locking mechanism is in a locked position, the latching mechanism is prevented from unlatching and opening the compartment. When the locking mechanism is in its unlocked position, the latching mechanism is allowed to be unlatched and the compartment to be moved to its open position. The key code used with the locking mechanism may be the same or different than the key code used with the locking system of another storage compartment of the storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: KNAACK LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Bergum, Gerald A. Draffkorn
  • Publication number: 20140091694
    Abstract: A device for securing closed a drawer of a dresser, cabinet or desk. The device includes a base that is secured to an interior surface of the frame, which cannot be accessed when the drawer is closed within the drawer opening of the frame, and an extending member. The extending member has a first end portion that attaches releasably to the base, and a second end that extends exteriorly through the drawer opening and between the drawer and the frame. The device is not built into or integral with the drawer or the frame of the dresser, cabinet or desk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Albert Long TRINH, Dennis Sam Trinh, Toan Trinh
  • Patent number: 8661862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for enhancing the security of a cluster box unit which includes a protective enclosure, internal cabinetry, door, hinge and locking system. The cluster box unit may also include outgoing mail compartment doors that are heavily constructed and rigidly reinforced, with the locks carried thereon protectively shielded, and with the extensible bolts of these locks being engaged by brackets that not only lock the outgoing mail compartment doors but also the master loading doors of the cluster box units. The cluster box unit may also include master loading doors are provided with hinges that extend the full height of the doors—hinges that are defined by pivotally interfitting elements of extrusions that very sturdily mount the master loading doors, that prevent prying or bending the doors in the vicinities of their hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: The United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Ryszard K. Mikolajczyk, Taurris D. Baskerville
  • Patent number: 8616031
    Abstract: An electronic lock is interchangeable with mechanical locks in retrofit applications or as an OEM lock. The lock includes interchangeable modular components. The lock housing is interchangeable with other housings of different configurations to permit replacement of existing mechanical locks. The lock may also include interchangeable drivers for compatibility with other systems. The lock includes an electronic access system such as a programmable keypad or card reader to activate a motor which powers the electronic lock. An optional manual bypass allows an operator to override the electronic access, for example when the motor is inoperative. When the lock is activated, the operator manually cranks a lock shaft to lock and unlock a storage unit. An optional modular chassis assembly includes a removable array of components for testing, maintenance and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Wesko Systems Limited
    Inventors: Theodore Ullrich, John McLeod, Tonino Sabelli, Dean Dipietro, Pepin Gelardi
  • Patent number: 8596729
    Abstract: A locking system or a storage unit with the locking system, includes a locking core and a connected cammed lever. A user can rotate the core and lever about an axis when a latch is disengaged from a detent. When the latch is engaged with the detent, the core and the cammed lever are prevented from rotating about the axis. When the locking assembly is installed within the storage unit, the latch may be configured to strike a guide associated with a locking bar assembly, so that when the latch is moved to an unlatched position, the locking core and the lever are free to rotate, operating the locking bar between locked and unlocked positions. When the latch is withdrawn away from the guide, the latch engages with the detent to prevent movement of the lever and locking core relative to the locking assembly, to retain the lever and locking core in a desired, predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Wesko Systems Limited
    Inventor: Tonino Sabelli
  • Patent number: 8581691
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a locking member configured to be coupled to a case that contacts an electronic component, the locking member being part of a security protocol having a secure mode and a disabled mode. The secure mode restricts access to the electronic component and the disabled mode provides access to the electronic component. A signal receiver is configured to be coupled to the locking member to electronically control the locking member in order to switch between the modes. In more specific embodiments, the signal receiver receives instructions for switching the modes from a remote device configured to be coupled to a network. The remote device receives a password from an end user seeking to switch to one of the modes and the remote device switches between the modes if the password is authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Constantine A. Barzacanos
  • Publication number: 20130257249
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for a drawer of a chest wherein the chest has a front wall into which the drawer is received and a back wall, the arrangement comprising a member extending from a back wall of the drawer, an opening for the member provided in the back wall of the chest, the member extending through the opening in the back wall of the chest when the drawer is fully inserted into the chest and wherein the member is adapted to receive a locking device for attachment to the member extending through the opening to prevent the drawer from being removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Publication number: 20130239629
    Abstract: A lock is provided, the lock having: a lock mechanism having a first member and a second member, the first member and the second member each being slidably mounted to a housing of the combination lock, wherein the first member is capable of movement between a first position and a second position and the second member is capable of movement between a first position and a second position and wherein movement of the first member from the first position to the second position causes the second member to move from the first position to the second position; a bolt configured for movement between a locking position and an unlocking position, the bolt preventing the second member from moving from the second position to the first position when the bolt is in the locking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Wai-Ho Choy, Patrick E. Wind, Kevin Houlihan, Cheung Yi Lam
  • Patent number: 8495898
    Abstract: A cam lock for cabinets, drawers, drug cabinets, credenzas, sliding doors, lockers, mail boxes and other door type applications is compact in size, fits an existing cam lock opening and provides electronic access via a keypad or other electronic access. Using batteries, such as AAA size batteries or smaller, the lock has electronics that release a lock turn knob or handle when the correct code is entered. Preferably a set of electronic contacts is included at an accessible position on the lock housing to allow both master access and power jumping with a common manager's implement, for situations of lost codes and/or battery failure. In a particular embodiment the lock is long, narrow and low in profile so as to fit on the margin of a steel or wood file cabinet, compatible with the cam lock opening already provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Security People, Inc.
    Inventor: Asil T. Gokcebay
  • Patent number: 8490443
    Abstract: An electronic lock replaces mechanical locks in cam lock, cabinet lock and switch lock applications, as well as other locks for file cabinets, desk and cabinet drawers, access panels and other secure situations that often utilize relatively simple lock mechanisms. In a preferred embodiment the lock is without a keypad, accessed by an electronic key making contact with a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Security People, Inc.
    Inventor: Asil T. Gokcebay
  • Publication number: 20130118217
    Abstract: A drawer block of a support system, the drawer block including at least one drawer accommodation including a housing defining a receptacle, a drawer including a lock having an actuator and a mechanism configured to lock the drawer in the receptacle of the drawer accommodation, and a receiver assembly that is electrically connected to the actuator and configured to convert an opening signal to an opening instruction for the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8438885
    Abstract: The present invention, relates to an apparatus for securing cassettes housed within an automatic teller machine (ATM). The apparatus comprises at least one barrier and a supporting structure for supporting at least one barrier. Each barrier is formed and arranged to be associated with a pair of adjacent cassettes and to be movable between a first position in which the barrier prevents removal of a pair of adjacent cassettes in use of the apparatus along their respective removal paths. The barrier is moveable to a second position in which the barrier prevents removal of one cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path and to a third position in which the barrier prevents removal of the other cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path. In use, only one cassette of a pair of adjacent cassettes is removable along its removal path when the barrier is in the second or third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Scotia Safes Limited
    Inventor: Paul Robert Calder
  • Patent number: 8438886
    Abstract: The invention provides a showcase having at least two glass doors, a first door being fastened to a front ferrule and a second door being fastened to a rear ferrule, each of the ferrules moving along a respective rail, said locking device comprising a lock for locking the two doors together, wherein the showcase includes a locking device comprising a slider mounted to move in said front ferrule transversely relative thereto, and having a rotor of the lock installed thereon, wherein said rear ferrule includes an opening that comes into line with said rotor in a position for locking the two doors together, and that is suitable for receiving a bolt mounted at the end of said rotor, and wherein said slider includes a relatively flat face plate coming substantially flush with said ferrule in the locked position of said doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Adler S.A.S.
    Inventors: Eric Bourgain, Jean-Jacques Masson, Christophe Martin
  • Publication number: 20130067969
    Abstract: An electronic wireless locking system comprising an external assembly and an internal assembly disposable on respective sides of a door or drawer. The external assembly includes a cover housing, a knob having a shaft, a card/credential reader, a status indicator, a wireless communication capability, a wire harness and a jump port plug. The internal assembly comprises a rotation link matable with the external shaft, a latch bolt, a circuit board and controller, and a locking mechanism including a rack and pinion gear set linking the rotation link with the latch bolt. A blocker inhibits the latch bolt from unlocking until authorized to rotate 90°, permitting the latch bolt to be withdrawn from a strike plate by manual rotation of the knob. An optional mechanical key override feature may also be provided. The system may further include a preload sensor and a device locked sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Scott P. Sullivan, Francisco Figueroa-Del Pozo, Andrew Lee Wilding, Joshua T. Peabody, Dominik Scheffler
  • Publication number: 20130047683
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for assisting an athlete in securely storing personal items such as keys, a smartphone, a camera, and the like in an outdoor triathlon transition area while he/she competes in the race. The locker is configured to lock the personal items securely with a combination or key, and in one embodiment, the locker may be additionally lockable to a triathlon transition area horizontal bicycle racking bar, and may be poseable from a position/orientation perspective relative to the racking bar. In one embodiment, the locker may be configured to have a watertight enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Arrow
  • Patent number: 8316675
    Abstract: A dual locking device includes a first casing and a second casing. A receiving space is defined between the first casing and the second casing. The second casing has a through hole defined therein. An axial shaft passes through the through hole. A latch member is connected with the axial shaft. A locking mechanism and a key operated mechanism are received in the receiving space. The locking mechanism is connected with the axial shaft for driving the axial shaft. The key operated mechanism has a lock core disposed therein and having a key hole defined therein for being inserted and rotated by a key, such that the lock core drives the axial shaft. Accordingly, the locking mechanism and the key operated mechanism are separately operable to move the latch member between a locking position and an unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Yao Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 8297088
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a main body, a cover for covering the main body, a movable member movably attached to an inner surface of the main body, and a latch member. The main body defines a through hole. The cover defines a through hole aligning with the through hole of the main body. The movable member defines a locking hole. The locking hole includes a small part and a large part communicating with the small part. The movable member is moved to align the large part of the locking hole with the through hole of the second sidewall. The latch member extends through the through hole of the cover, the through hole of the second sidewall, and the large part of the locking hole. The movable member then is restored, thereby the latch portion engaging in the small part of the locking hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang-Yi Zhang, Jia-Qi Fu, Pu-Yu Yao
  • Publication number: 20120206026
    Abstract: The invention can include a cabinet having shelves in the front, a base with a rotation device, a mirror or backer on the back and a concealed locker between the backer and the shelves. The locker can be accessed through the manipulation of a magnetic locking mechanism or other mechanical mechanism that normally secures the backer in a closed position such that it looks like the backer is built into the back of the cabinet and no internal locker exists. To access the locker, a magnetic key is placed in proximity to the locking mechanism which causes the lock to release and allows the owner to swing open the mirror and access the interior of the locker. The existence of the locker is further veiled by the hidden hinges and locking mechanism so that a person unfamiliar with the device would not realize a locker was concealed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Fred Emelio
  • Publication number: 20120194043
    Abstract: A modular automated collection point (ACP) comprises an array of electronically controlled lockers for receiving items for sale or for delivery to customers, a controller and user interface, a parcel weighing and dimensional measuring unit, and a package deposit unit with a one-way door for depositing items for subsequent delivery to other customers or ACPs. Each door preferably moves rapidly from the fully-open position to a partially-open position, and then slowly from the partially-open position towards a fully-closed position. Each locker may comprise a retractable handle and an elongate, rotating closure element which moves the locker door between the fully-closed (locked) position and a nearly-closed (unlocked) position. Preferably the closure element has a cylindrical outer wall which conforms slidingly to the fascia of the lockerbank so as to present a seamless appearance and prevent prising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Turner, Fabien Pichet, Philippe Michel
  • Patent number: 8198553
    Abstract: A draft shield for a balance, the draft shield having a rear wall and rails extending forward from the top corners of the rear wall. The rails contain guide tracks for a top cover panel and two sidewalls. A draft shield of this design allows for easy cleaning and also permits the parts to be cleaned to be removed without a tool. To this end, a bottom edge of a front wall of the draft shield is inserted into a seat, such that the front wall can then be pivoted into flush alignment against the top cover panel and the sidewalls and can be secured in this position by locking elements arranged at the front ends of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Balthasar Dürst, Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 8181495
    Abstract: An anti-theft device and method for securing and preventing access to components within an interior of a fuel dispenser cabinet having an access door located on one side of the cabinet. The device includes structure for securing the anti-theft device to the periphery of the cabinet, structure for preventing the anti-theft device from being laterally and vertically removed from the cabinet, and a releasable assembly for selectively allowing and preventing access to the interior of the cabinet through the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Northern Indiana Mechanical, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence Brian Kiest, Michael Steven Kiest, Michael Anthony Hawley
  • Publication number: 20120089540
    Abstract: A cart system for distributing pharmaceutical items includes a cart and a plurality of totes. The cart has a wheeled base, framework, a door, and a locking mechanism. The framework extends upwardly from the base and forms an interior storage region having a front, a rear, and opposing sides. An access opening at the front is provided, with the door movable to a closed position that partially blocks the access opening. The locking mechanism selectively locks the door in the closed position. In a shipping state, the totes are loaded within the storage region and the door locked. The totes are visible from an exterior of the cart, but cannot be removed without evidence of tampering. The framework can divide the storage region into two or more columns, and includes platforms within the columns and arranged to define compartments sized to receive respective ones of the totes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Mike MANIVILOVSKI, William James Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120068582
    Abstract: A jewelry cabinet and system for storing and concealing jewelry are provided, which may include a foundation element and a frame affixed to it, which together define a compartment. The frame extends a distance outward beyond the compartment, and has a depth at least equal to a sum of the compartment depth and the foundation element thickness. A door is coupled to the frame with a hinge, movable between closed and open positions. The frame distance, the frame depth, and the door in the closed position substantially conceal the presence of the compartment. A plurality of jewelry holders may be affixed to the foundation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: DELGOTI, INC.
    Inventors: Debra K. ELDERKIN, Rachel N. COLOSIMO, John R. NOTTINGHAM, Jeffrey M. KALMAN
  • Publication number: 20110254658
    Abstract: A door locking system configured to lock and unlock a door frame of a cabinet is provided. The door locking system includes a handle rod; a digital or mechanical door sensor configured to detect whether the door frame of the cabinet is open or closed; and a latch configured to lock the handle rod, the latch being connected to and controlled by a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism includes a mechanical module and an electromechanical module. The mechanical module is configured to actuate the latch to lock and unlock the handle rod, and configured to grant the electromechanical module control over the latch to lock and unlock the handle rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Kin Fai HUI
  • Publication number: 20110084576
    Abstract: A modular integrated outdoor locker and system of interconnected locker units with common walls includes a floor base, four posts attached to the floor base, two side wall panels connected to the posts by panel assemblies and one back wall connected to the rear posts. A panel assembly includes an upper and lower track and two sets of opposing track connectors to connect the tracks to the posts. The lower track and each of the lower track connectors have at least one weep opening for water drainage. A front top brace connects the left and right front posts. A door is hingedly connected to either the left or right front post and has a lock mechanism for locking the door. A roof member with a back nape and downward taper from back to front provides side ventilation and is connected atop the posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Todd R. Leatherman
  • Publication number: 20110084577
    Abstract: A modular integrated outdoor locker with enhanced cap and system of interconnected locker units with common walls includes a floor base, four posts attached to the floor base, two side wall panels connected to the posts by panel assemblies and one back wall connected to the rear posts. A panel assembly includes an upper and lower track and two sets of opposing track connectors to connect the tracks to the posts. The lower track and each of the lower track connectors have at least one weep opening for water drainage. A front top brace connects the left and right front posts. A door is hingedly connected to either the left or right front post and has a lock mechanism for locking the door. A cap having at least three sections, one being tapered downwardly forward and two tapered downwardly outward is located atop the posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Todd R. Leatherman
  • Patent number: 7891222
    Abstract: An electrically activated locking device is provided for use with an article of furniture of the type comprising a cabinet with an interior surface, at least one drawer in the cabinet moveable between an open position and a closed position, and a locking bar slideably mounted adjacent the interior surface for vertical movement and having at least one locking pin extending therefrom into locking engagement with the drawer and at least one lifting pin extending therefrom. The device includes an electrically powered actuator, an electronic module for controlling power to the actuator, a rotatable cam operatively connected to the actuator, and a lifting pin carrier in the path of and vertically moveable by rotation of the cam. The lifting pin carrier has an opening for receiving the lifting pin, whereby the locking bar is moveable into either an unlocked or locked position responsive to rotation of the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hafele America Company
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Ratkus, Rudor M. Teich
  • Publication number: 20110031859
    Abstract: A cabinet is fitted with a locking assembly suited for simultaneously locking or unlocking all of the drawers retained within the cabinet assembly. The locking assembly includes a primary actuation assembly, accessible from the exterior of the cabinet which engages a secondary actuation assembly. The secondary actuation assembly defines a plurality of lip elements which are displaceable intermediate the glide assembly which is associated with each drawer of the cabinet. In a closed, locked condition the lip elements are displaced in front of the glide elements thereby forming an obstacle to the lateral displacement of the glide assembly thereby precluding the outward withdrawal of the drawer from its retained position within the cabinet. In an open position, the lip elements are displaced to a position outside of the travel path of the glide assembly whereby they do not impede the operation of those glide assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew Briggs
  • Publication number: 20110025181
    Abstract: A configurable personal storage locker having internal storage components that can be selectively removed and replaced depending upon user requirements. The personal storage locker includes spaced first and second side panels that each include internal hanging receivers that receive mounting tabs formed on the storage components. The storage components can be selectively placed at desired vertical heights within the storage locker to modify the internal configuration of the personal storage locker. Each personal storage locker includes a wiring bracket that allows the personal storage lockers to be daisy-chain connected to supply electrical power to each of the lockers while requiring only a single connection to an external power source. The personal storage locker can include a horizontal work surface that extends from the front edge of the personal storage locker and receives a drawer to provide additional enclosed storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: SPACESAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley H. Vinke, David G. Laver, Allan R. Holm, Michael A. Kling, Stephen L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7850013
    Abstract: A locking mechanism to minimize access to a portion of a rack-mounted electronic device is provided. The locking mechanism includes a bar supported at one end to a first vertical post of the rack, and a locking member supported at a second end of the bar for locking to a second vertical post. In one embodiment, the bar is pivotally supported at the one end to the first post. The bar is movable between an open position where unimpeded access to a first portion of the electronic device is provided, and a closed position to restrict removal of components from the first portion of the electronic device. A clearance space may provided between the bar and the electronic device in the closed position to allow a user to access an electronic component to remove power from the component, but not to fully remove the component without unlocking the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Kramer, Peter Williams
  • Publication number: 20100301716
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing cabinet having a housing with a plurality of compartments and each compartment including a door for controlling access thereto. Each of the compartments including a sensor for identifying whether an object is positioned within the compartment and a lock assembly associated with the doors of the plurality of compartments for controlling access to the compartments for removal of objects stored therein. The lock assembly permits access to one of the selected compartments for removal of the object stored therein only when an object is identified as being positioned within each of the other compartments of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Richard R. Ranitlla
  • Publication number: 20100300160
    Abstract: A cylindrical locking core suitable for retrofit and new installations has a coupling to releasably engage a driver in a locking system. The coupling, for example, a clip, has a base which fits into a channel in the core, to grasp the core. The clip also includes two opposing flexible, resilient arms to releasably grasp the driver. The arms have rigid flanges which engage recesses in the driver. The core may be disengaged from the driver by rotating the core relative to the driver, using a change key. When the core is in use, an operating key extends through the core and an opening in the coupling, to engage the driver, to open and close the lock system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: WESKO SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Florian G. WESTWINKEL
  • Publication number: 20100281931
    Abstract: A storage assembly comprises a storage unit having a plurality of walls that cooperate to form an interior space and an opening in communication with the interior space, a first track having a first width and a second width along the length thereof, and a second track having a first width and a second width along the length thereof, wherein the second widths are different than the first widths, respectively. The storage assembly comprises a first door assembly slidably disposed along the first and second tracks via first guide members each having width less than the first width of the first and second tracks, and a second door assembly slidably disposed along the first and second tracks, and having a pair of second guide members each having a width that is greater than the first width of the first and second tracks and less than the second width of the first and second tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Mark T. Slager, Timothy S. DeVries
  • Publication number: 20100236298
    Abstract: A high-security enclosure includes a base, a cover and a lock system. The lock system includes a base portion and a cover portion. The lock system base portion includes one or more fixed lock bars. The lock system cover portion includes one or more movable lock bars. Each movable lock bar is generally perpendicular to, and arranged to engage, one of the fixed lock bars. The lock system cover portion further includes a lock bar retraction assembly coupled to the one or more movable lock bars for retracting the movable lock bar(s) substantially simultaneously out of engagement with the fixed lock bar(s). A security drive mechanism is coupled to the lock bar retraction assembly to drive the lock system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Diversified Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. James, Aron J. King, Michael R. Cosley
  • Publication number: 20100219728
    Abstract: Provided as a drug dispensing system comprising a cabinet and at least one cartridge. A cabinet has opposing door portions which are hingedly attached to one another and which are configured to be closable against one another such as via a lock member. Each one of the door portions includes at least one shelf which defines a shelf depth and which has an upwardly turned lip extending along the length of the shelf. The cartridge has a cartridge depth that is sized to be complementary to the shelf depth such that the cartridge may be retained by the lip when the cartridge is stored on the shelf. Each one of the cartridges is configured to store a plurality of vials. A punch-out is disposed in a lower end of the cartridge and through which the vials may be dispensed from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Wolpow
  • Publication number: 20100212372
    Abstract: A security enclosure for a handgun includes an enclosure base having an opening to an interior portion and a cover configured to selectively cover the opening in the enclosure base. The cover may be configured in a manner to rotate from a first position in which the cover blocks access to the interior portion of the enclosure base to a second position in which the cover allows access to the interior portion of the enclosure base. A gun enclosure may be rotatably disposed within the enclosure base. A biometric recognition device may be configured to operatively unlock the cover when exposed to a required feature of an authorized user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Wolfe's Den, LLC
    Inventor: James E. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20100206765
    Abstract: A medical compliance chart and dispenser for storing and dispensing medication that is easy and efficient to use and, if desired, carry from one place to another. The chart comprises a backing sheet having a plurality of medication containers attached thereto in a row and column arrangement which defines a calendar configuration so the user may have each day's medication inside a container designated for that day. The chart is utilized with packets of medication cooperatively sized with the containers to fit within a container chamber defined by walls of the container body. The packets are marked for the time of day to help the user remember to take medication and to avoid double taking it. The chart can be made out of stiff, hard materials or relatively soft, flexible materials that are easy to fold and carry. The chart can be mounted to a wall or inside a cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Elpidio A, Fonte
  • Patent number: D818852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Wuhua Chen
    Inventor: Wuhua Chen
  • Patent number: D823703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Longhou Pan