Projectable Bolt Patents (Class 70/81)
  • Patent number: 10267064
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Wai-Ho Choy, Patrick E. Wind, Kevin Houlihan, Cheung Yi Lam
  • Patent number: 9863166
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Wai-Ho Choy, Patrick E. Wind, Kevin Houlihan, Cheung Yi Lam
  • Patent number: 9689178
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Wai-Ho Choy, Patrick E. Wind, Kevin Houlihan, Cheung Yi Lam
  • Patent number: 9249603
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ZEPHYR LOCK, LLC
    Inventors: Wai-Ho Choy, Patrick E. Wind, Kevin Houlihan, Cheung Yi Lam
  • Patent number: 9182167
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a switch module and a refrigerator having the same. In the refrigerator with a dispenser installed on a door, a switch module to operate the dispenser includes a switch to operate the dispenser, a push button moving backwards by external force and applying pressure to the switch to operate the switch, and a switch case provided with a front surface on which the push button is arranged and receiving the switch therein, and the push button is installed on the switch case by a link assembly to simultaneously move upper and lower portions of the push button forwards and backwards. Therefore, the push button is uniformly operated regardless of a position to which the external force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Cheul Park
  • Patent number: 9109356
    Abstract: A construction set and method for assembling a Relocatable Habitat Unit (RHU) requires a plurality of flat panels that include male (M) and female (F) connectors located on their respective peripheries. The entire RHU can then be assembled using a single, hand-operated tool to engage a selected M with a selected F. First the floor is established and leveled. Next, starting at a corner, the walls are erected around the floor. Finally, the roof is created. A same, hand-operated tool is used for each task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Stuart C. Segall
  • Patent number: 8973812
    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: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Ryszard K. Mikolajczyk, Taurris D. Baskerville
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 8443737
    Abstract: A security assembly comprising a frame member 12 and a plurality of doors 14 is mountable inside the housing 4 of an ATM or safe etc. Each door 14 can be opened and closed independently of the other doors. Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, each door 14 is attached to the frame member 12 by a hinge 16. A barrier member 18, which acts to lock the door 14, is mounted to the door 14 by two pivoting brackets 20. When in the locked condition, the barrier members 18 extend substantially along the whole length of the edge of the door to prevent access through the boundaries between the doors and the frame. A barrier member actuator in the form of a plurality of independently moveable locking blades 22 is slidably mounted to the frame 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Edmund Todd
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8397546
    Abstract: A cabinet security system in accordance with the present disclosure includes a retractable latch associated with a cabinet drawer or door and a latch blocker coupled to a cabinet frame. A magnet is used to retract the latch to unlock the drawer for movement relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim R. Varney, Bryan R. Hotaling, Scott A. Leclerc, Jim Ormond, Chuck Buckavich
  • Patent number: 8327756
    Abstract: An oven system is disclosed that includes an oven housing. A door is hingedly attached to the housing through a locking assembly designed to lock and seal an opening in the housing. The locking assembly includes floating latch and hinge systems which can be translated into and away from the opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kitchen Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Steve Hoffman, Jesus Cordero
  • Publication number: 20120067090
    Abstract: A cabinet security system in accordance with the present disclosure includes a retractable latch associated with a cabinet drawer or door and a latch blocker coupled to a cabinet frame. A magnet is used to retract the latch to unlock the drawer for movement relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jim R. Varney, Bryan R. Hotaling, Scott A. Leclerc, Jim Ormond, Chuck Buckavich
  • Publication number: 20110061428
    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: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: Ryszard K. Mikolajczyk, Taurris D. Baskerville
  • Patent number: 7895998
    Abstract: A door lock device includes a fixing rack, an operation rack, a solenoid device, an engaging member, and a locking pin. The fixing rack is installed in a receptacle and has a hinge shaft. The operation rack is coupled with the hinge shaft. The solenoid device is installed in the receptacle and has a rod. The engaging member is assembled to the rod and ascends or descends in response to the operation of the solenoid device. The locking pin is installed in the operation rack and performs a locking or unlocking function to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Poong Won Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: June-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 7874189
    Abstract: A four-way, field-reversible self-latching cabinet lock includes a cylinder and plug assembly shell that is rotatable with respect to a bolt housing cover for the lock. A locking device is provided to fix the cylinder and plug assembly shell in one of four orthogonal positions with respect to the bolt housing cover. The bolt housing cover is receivable by a bolt housing and conventional self-latching latch bolt. In this manner, pins in the cylinder and plug assembly may be retained in a desirable vertical position while a throw of the bolt can be adjusted to vertical, inverted, left-hand, and right-hand positions in the field without special tools or additional parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Frank J. Martin Company
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 7836735
    Abstract: A drawer lock set includes a body with a tubular member and a block extends radially from an inner periphery of the tubular member. A cylinder and a core are received in the tubular member. The core includes a driving piece extending from a distal end thereof and is capable of driving a transmission member which is able to rotate a driving member. The driving member includes a protrusion which is slidably engaged with a groove defined in the dead bolt. The cylinder includes a first notch and a second notch in an outer periphery thereof and a 90-degree angular distance is defined between the first and second notches. The block is engaged with one of the first and second notches so as to set the position of the operational direction of the dead bolt with only one part replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Federal Lock Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Tien-Kao Liu
  • Patent number: 7768378
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus and methodology for providing a retrofittable lock assembly for an enclosure. A manually or electronically accessible lock assembly has been provided that may be attached to an enclosure to control access to items stored in the enclosure. In a particular form, the retrofittable lock may be applied to a refrigerator used to store controlled medications. The retrofittable lock contains electronic circuitry that maintains a record of user identification, date, and time of access of users seeking access to items stored in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Hill, Steven A. Belzek, Robert Brewczynski, Kenneth A. Kaczmarz, Mitchell S. Mlynarczyk, Francis H. Zimmerman, Ernest Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20080302145
    Abstract: An insert type of cylinder cabinet cam lock permits use of Schlage-compatible deadbolt cylinders in a cabinet door and/or drawer cam lock. A bifurcated, housing is provided that journals a cam driver adapted for operational interconnection with the Schlage-compatible standard deadbolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 7028621
    Abstract: A device for storing articles comprises boxes. Each box comprises an outer shell shell removably mounted on a support by interfitting engagement, and a moving portion connected to the outer shell. The device further comprises a lock adapted firstly to allow the moving portion to be opened and closed relative to the outer shell, and secondly to allow the outer shell of the box to be unlocked from the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Amanagement
    Inventor: Antoine Francis Pierre Mercier
  • Patent number: 6851286
    Abstract: A frontal latch handle assembly for operating a drawer of a cabinet. The latch handle assembly has a handle member and a mounting arrangement for movably mounting the handle member on a front panel of the drawer so that the handle member is movable between first and second positions. The assembly is provided with a latching arrangement having a block member mountable on the front panel of the drawer and a latch member movable with respect to the block member between a lock position wherein opening of the drawer is prevented by engaging the latch member with the cabinet, and an unlock position wherein the opening of the drawer is allowed. A mechanism responsive to movement of the handle member is provided for moving the latch member between the lock and unlock positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Rousseau Metal Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Dubé , Marc Laurendeau
  • Patent number: 6502439
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes a lock housing having an upper surface with a pair of opposing L-shaped ears, a lower surface with a pair of opposing L-shaped ears, and a front surface with an orifice therethrough. A lock plug cylinder has a face with a key slot therethrough, the lock plug cylinder received within the lock housing through the orifice in the front face. A mounting bracket has a front face with an orifice, a pair of laterally disposed flanges projecting from the front face, and a pair of retaining flanges projecting substantially perpendicularly from the front face. The lock housing is received between the retaining flanges in such a way as to have the retaining flanges received by respective upper and lower opposing ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Stirling, Ralph Russo
  • Patent number: 6412317
    Abstract: An integrated cabinet door and drawer handle and lock provides a front piece having apertures for receipt of a cabinet door or drawer lock and a human hand. Optionally, a wire pull handle can be provided. A backing plate having a transverse lip thereon is adapted for telescoping interaction with the front piece. A cabinet door or drawer having a portion cut out therefrom for receipt of the integrated handle and lock is clamped between the front piece and backing plate such as by screws. Multiple locks can be incorporated into the integrated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Olympus Lock, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 6318628
    Abstract: A single-door locking mailbox that includes a housing having an open end and a door pivotally mounted to the housing for closing and opening the end. The door can be fully open, near closed but not locked or fully closed. A locking assembly, with a latch which can be placed in either the locked or unlocked position with a key, is attached to the door. A catch is attached at one end to the inside of the enclosure and has a camming surface and a hole at the free end. The camming surface deflects the catch over the latch when the door is pushed closed. The hole in the catch is positioned and configured so that it captures the locked latch when the door is pushed fully closed. The catch is resilient enough to be elastically deflected over the latch. A guard over the catch shields it from being deflected by a finger or tool inserted through the mail slot by a thief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel Wesley Pangburn
  • Patent number: 6094950
    Abstract: The invention provides a lock assembly suitable for securing a swing door hinged to a refrigerated cabinet and is intended to dissuade pilfering. The lock assembly includes a strike plate having a mounting plate for mounting to the cabinet, and a locking plate spaced from the mounting plate. The lock assembly further includes a door bracket having an outer door plate to be located on an outer surface of the swing door, and a locking member mounted to the door bracket. The locking member has a locking shaft connected to the locking member for rotation with the locking member. The locking member is locatable between the mounting plate and locking plate of the strike plate and against the locking plate to lock the swing door to the cabinet in a first angular position of the locking shaft, and released from the locking plate to unlock the swing door in a second angular position of the locking shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Habco Beverage Systems Inc.
    Inventors: James Maynard, Neil Lionel Alexander, Milan Savic
  • Patent number: 6095574
    Abstract: A computer enclosure locking mechanism. A bracket is disposed near the edge of a first enclosure panel. The bracket includes a latchpin retaining surface and a standoff member. The first panel includes a first latchpin clearance hole. The standoff member includes a lock bar clearance hole for receiving the lockbar of a padlock or other locking device. A retractable latchpin having a longitudinal member and a head is provided. A spring is disposed coaxially around the longitudinal member. A second enclosure panel includes a second latchpin clearance hole that aligns with the first latchpin clearance hole when the first and second panels are brought together at a seam. When the latchpin is retracted, the head rests against the latchpin retaining surface and the longitudinal member extends through the first clearance hole but not through the second clearance hole, thereby enabling the first and second panels to be separated or brought together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Ronald P Dean
  • Patent number: 6038892
    Abstract: A keylock assembly including both a keylock device for locking a door to a chassis frame and a securing device for securing the door to the chassis frame so that the door can be secured to the chassis frame without having to lock the door. The chassis may house a computer system that includes a processor and a peripheral device. The keylock device includes a latch member and a keylock wherein the securing device includes a threaded portion screwed into the keylock to attach the latch member to the keylock. One example of a securing device attached to the keylock device is a ball stud. To secure the door to the chassis frame, the ball stud engages a corresponding structure, such as a two pronged clip, when the door is in a closed position with respect to the chassis frame. The door may be removably and pivotally attached to the housing frame via a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventor: Ty. R. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 5657652
    Abstract: A deadlocking, self-latching lock for cabinet doors and drawers employs a unitary shell with an adjacent main bolt and self-latching deadlocking bolt. A pivoting locking arm prevents external retraction of the main bolt without the use of a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Frank J. Martin Company
    Inventor: Frank J. Martin
  • Patent number: 5005387
    Abstract: A locking device for simultaneously locking two adjacent file cabinet drawers in a cabinet housing includes a locking mechanism mounted on a front face of one drawer. When a key is turned to actuate the locking mechanism, a cam, attached to the locking mechanism and positioned generally horizontally in a chamber formed in the first drawer, is rotated through a slot formed in a wall of the first drawer. Continued rotation of the locking mechanism rotates the cam through a slot formed in a mullion provided between the first drawer and an adjacent second drawer and into a slot formed in the second drawer to a generally vertical position for the cam. A central portion of the cam cooperates with the mullion and an end portion of the cam cooperates with the slot in the second drawer to prevent movement of the two drawers in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Meilink Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Cufr
  • Patent number: 4730469
    Abstract: The application relates to a lock having a closing cylinder for a drop door of a motor vehicle, with the free end of the rotor being provided with a locking projection. To enable the drop door to be slammed shut even when the lock is closed, a ring is provided which can be turned through a certain angle about the rotor longitudinal axis against spring force and is mounted on the end of the rotor remote from the insertion opening for the key. A rotary latch body which is acted upon by a spring is coupled to the ring in hinged manner. The rotary latch body, in a base area, has a central passage opening for the free end of the rotor and a recess for the passage of the locking projection at a certain angular position. The rotary latch body has a projection with a bevelled side face which interacts as a mating piece with an inclined plane fixed to the vehicle to be movable against spring force when the door is slammed shut, to then be returned by the spring force to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Hanel, Fritz Haberle, Gotz Motting, Walter Munsinger
  • Patent number: 4683736
    Abstract: A cabinet lock has an elongate body. An operating handle is connected to the body for pivotal movement about an axis that extends transverse to the length of the body. The body slidably mounts (1) a spring-projected latch bolt for linear movement along a path of travel that substantially parallels the axis of pivotal movement of the handle, and (2) an operating member for linear movement along a path of travel that substantially parallels the length of the body. The handle has a formation that drivingly engages the operating member for moving the operating member from a latched position to an unlatched position in response to pivotal movement of the handle from a nested position to an operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Lee S. Weinerman, Michael J. Rachocki, John E. Giarrizzo
  • Patent number: 4662195
    Abstract: A wall mounted soap dispenser made of plastic is described. The dispenser includes a hand-operated pump which dispenses liquid soap under pressure and which can be manufactured inexpensively. A disposable container of liquid soap is inserted in the dispenser to refill the dispenser. The pump has on its top a pan to collect liquid spilled as the disposable container is inserted. The pump and container are enclosed in a plastic housing which hinges from a plastic wall plate. A plastic latch with plastic key is used to lock the housing to the wall mounting plate. The pump mechanism uses a piston of two sections of different diameter and corresponding piston chamber of two sections of different diameter. There is an adjustable piston stroke length limiting mechanism. The piston is attached to the lever which moves the piston by means of a crossbar on the end of the piston rod. The crossbar is inserted in a slot in the lever and then turned to cross the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: United States Borax & Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: John von Buelow, Stephen G. Hauser
  • Patent number: 4576423
    Abstract: A locking device for retaining a plurality of drawers in secured relation in a cabinet even while the cabinet is being transported and subjected to vibrations. The device includes a rod carried in snug fitting relation in openings provided in upper and lower support brackets secured, respectively, to upper and lower surfaces of the cabinet. The rod is movable into and out of engagement with the drawers while remaining in the support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventor: John G. Hendriks
  • Patent number: 4503452
    Abstract: A plastic encapsulated semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A substrate support supports a semiconductor substrate and serves as a heat sink. Strips are connected to one side of the substrate support and an external lead is connected to the opposite side of the substrate support. Parts of the strips extend from one side surface of a plastic encapsulating housing. At least one notch or recess is formed in one side surface of the plastic encapsulating housing. The strips are then cut within at least one notch or recess so as not to extend the cut surfaces of the strips from the outermost side surface portion of the encapsulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Matsushita Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Yokozawa, Isao Kanai
  • Patent number: 4494781
    Abstract: A self-locking lock assembly for a cabinet or locker door includes a rotary operating member (25) having a head (26) adapted to be operated from the exterior of the door, and an inner bolt (31) provided with a rib (36) inclined with respect to the axis of said operating member so that its cooperation with a flange (14) of a door opening (3) causes it to rotate while compressing a return spring (41) whenever the door is manually pushed. The lock assembly can advantageously be used in cabinets or lockers the doors of which must be opened only by safety personnel, but may be closed by maintenance personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: La Telemecanique Electrique
    Inventor: Jean Lafosse
  • Patent number: 4413489
    Abstract: A lock for furniture or similar articles with a flexible tamboured cover which traverses a track. Upon actuation of the lock, the pin is shifted within the track and prevents movement of the cover therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: Packard Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman E. Hogue
  • Patent number: 4370874
    Abstract: The latch assembly is provided with a locking collar and a pair of knockouts so that the latch assembly can be easily converted to a latch-lock assembly by simply inserting a cylinder lock in the proper knockout, depending upon whether the assembly is used in a right-hand or left-hand installation. The conversion of the assembly may be made before or after installation of the latch-lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Inventor: Fred O. Munn
  • Patent number: 4366687
    Abstract: A combination lock and latching mechanism for desk drawers and similar receptacles, formed of a lock unit having plural, coaxial dial wheels and a stack of hubs therefor which are axially movable to decouple them from the dial wheels for changing the combination, together with a tiltable fence member and a vertically reciprocative locking bolt controlled thereby and by an operating lever accessible from in front of the lock, the lever also being operative to cause disengagement of the wheel hubs from their dial wheels in a predetermined condition of the lock for changing the lock combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Assignee: Long Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 4195867
    Abstract: A door latch particularly for use in mobile homes or recreational vehicles. A housing having a channel formed therein is mounted on one surface of a door overlying a passageway therethrough. A spring-loaded slidable latch engagement member is positioned within the channel for operating engagement with a striker plate mounted on the jamb of the frame against which the door abuts when closed. A latch retaining pin is positioned through the housing and has a shaft part extending within the passageway in the door for receipt on the other side of the door surface of an operating knob or handle secured thereon. Rotation of the operating knob actuates the pin to disengage the latch engagement member and thereby unlatch the door. A lockable abutment member may be positioned upon the door surface or an extension part of the housing to block the path of the latch engagement member when moved toward disengagement position and thereby prevent such disengagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Inventor: William R. Baillie
  • Patent number: 4012928
    Abstract: A lock device includes a housing and a removable cylinder normally retained in the housing by a rotatable retainer ring. The retainer ring is driven by a shifter and cylinder change key between a locked and unlocked position. The retainer ring is normally biased to the locked position so that tabs associated with the retainer ring will engage appropriate locking channels of the cylinder and retain the cylinder in fixed position in an opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1977
    Assignee: Keystone Consolidated Industries
    Inventor: Robert L. Dauenbaugh
  • Patent number: 3989327
    Abstract: A locker device designed to accommodate various types of cycle-type vehicles, whether motorized or not, and designed to accommodate all shapes and sizes of such cycles including safety equipment and related paraphernalia and including a locker in the form of a hollow container with sides, ends, top, bottom and openings with a means attached thereto for securing the cycle to the locker and a means for securing the locker to the surface upon which it is located, and particularly the employment of angular portions around the periphery of the door and opening to the locker to render the same substantially entry-proof when ordinary pry tools are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Inventor: Arthur R. Candelaria
  • Patent number: 3956911
    Abstract: A lock for the runners, particularly for runners of sliding glass doors on a display case which comprises a box-like housing including at the front sliding glass doors. A locking bolt is displaceable in axial direction and is adapted to enter into a bolt opening of another overlapping, opposing runner. A locking cylinder is operatively connected with the locking bolt, and a device is arranged for moving the locking bolt from its advanced bolt engagement position into its open position independently of the locking cylinder.The present invention relates to a lock for runners, particularly those of sliding glass doors or showcase windows, having a locking bolt on a first runner which can be displaced in axial direction and which engages in a bolt opening of another overlapping mating runner and with which a lock cylinder is coordinated.The one known lock for runners, a lock cylinder and a locking bolt are arranged parallel to one another in a common housing. The latter is fastened to one runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Assignee: Firma Josef Voss KG.
    Inventor: Gerard Corboud
  • Patent number: 3950970
    Abstract: A pre-shipment protective device is used on a teller's locker to protect monies to be transferred. Only the transfer agent has a key to open the pre-shipment protective device. Only the bank has a key to release the latch to again close the locker once the transfer agent has opened the pre-shipment protective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Inventor: William O. Fortin
  • Patent number: 3937046
    Abstract: The lock comprises a lock casing in which there is slidably mounted a lock plate movable between a projected locking position and a retracted unlocking position by a manually actuable operating member projecting from the front face of the casing. A plurality of push button assemblies are mounted in the casing, and each assembly includes a push button, an interlock block and a code changer, the push buttons projecting from the front of the casing and the code changers being accessible at the rear of the casing. By operating the push buttons to selected positions in accordance with the "combination", the interlock blocks are positioned to release the lock plate for operation by the actuating member. The code changers are operable to angularly adjust the interlock blocks to set the desired "combination".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Inventor: Hong Wen Wang