Handle Guard Patents (Class 70/DIG58)
  • Patent number: 6122945
    Abstract: A new keyless door knob security device with stabilizer arm for preventing access to a keyhole of a door knob to prevent unauthorized access. The inventive device includes a central shaft that has first and second ends and a longitudinal axis extending between the ends. A claw ring has a plurality of claws extending outwardly from it and an aperture through it. The central shaft extends through the aperture of the claw ring. The claws are adapted for grasping the door knob. A cover is slidably positionable along the central shaft such that sliding the cover in a first direction presses the claws towards each other such that the claws grasp the door knob. Sliding the cover in a second direction permits the claws to move apart from each other. A locking mechanism permits selective locking of the cover in a locked orientation and an unlocked orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: Jackie N. Grant
  • Patent number: 6105406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a security device for securement to a door in association with a latch mechanism having a face plate and knob to selectively prevent unauthorized turning of the latch mechanism and knob. The device includes a plate for securement to the door in association with the face plate of the latch mechanism. A hood element selectively prevents rotation of the latch knob, the hood element being reciprocable relative to the plate means into and out of engagement with the latch knob. The plate and the hood element preventing rotation include cooperating locking mechanisms when the hood element is brought into contact with the latch knob. There is also a release mechanism for releasing the locking mechanisms. Preferably the locking mechanisms are of the pawl and ratchet type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventors: Stephen G. Thompson, Mark W. Forest
  • Patent number: 6029484
    Abstract: A door handle assembly is described comprising a mounting base, a cover plate, an inner cylinder and a lock mechanism wherein the cover plate covers the means for attaching the handle assembly to a door. The handle or grip holds the cover plate in place and the lock mechanism holds the handle in place. The handle assembly cannot be removed without the removal of the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: James E. Jetton
  • Patent number: 5927114
    Abstract: A view limiting enclosure and assembly for dial combination locks with a dome cover(9): which completely covers a dial combination lock(1): dial turning knob(3): and dial except for a dial viewing hole(10): to view the dial graduations as they go by a partly transparent L shaped cover(6): which covers the dial inside the dome cover so that only 3 or 4 dial graduations are seen at one time and all but one dial graduation mark looks the same. A rope pulling hole(11): in the side of the dome cover contains a rope(2): that goes around the dial turning knob and is used to turn the dial by pulling on one end or the other end of the rope slowly and counting one dial graduation at a time until the correct combination is reach to open lock. It takes one minute to open sober, very hard if not impossible, to open if you are drunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Daniel Berry
  • Patent number: 5899102
    Abstract: A simplified firearm lock includes: a male fastening member having a latch formed thereon, a female fastening member having a catch engageable with the latch of the male fastening member to be disposed on opposite sides of a trigger guard of a firearm or handgun, and a locking device provided in the female fastening member for preventing the disengagement of the catch of the female fastening member from the latch of the male fastening member for locking the two fastening members and the trigger of the firearm, whereby upon unlocking of the locking device, the catch will be disengaged from the latch for separating the two fastening members for unlocking the trigger of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventor: Chong-Kuan Ling
  • Patent number: 5609049
    Abstract: The instant invention is a locking mechanism for transmissions having a floor mounted selector switch. The invention utilizes a base member which is attached to a support post of the transmission selector lever. The base member includes provisions for holding loose coins and miscellaneous items. When the vehicle is left unattended, the locking mechanism utilizes a spherical cap which locks to the base member. With automatic transmissions the handle is locked together so as to conceal the handle and prevent access to the actuator button. When used in combination with a manual transmission, the cap engages the base of the transmission housing to prevent depression or movement of the selector handle. In this manner, the vehicle cannot be moved as the transmission is disabled. The spherical shaped cap inhibits cutting, tensile steel bands used on matching caps prevent the mechanism from being pried apart when locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventors: Christopher Rundle, Michael Borell
  • Patent number: 5588316
    Abstract: A locking device for selectively preventing access to the valve handles of a domestic water tap. The locking device is adapted to prevent a child from playing with the hot water tap handle and potentially getting burned by the hot water emanating from the hot water tap. The locking device has a pair of handle enclosing components which are adapted to enclose the tap handles and prevent access to the latter. Each handle enclosing component has a substantially concave-shaped wall defining a substantially hollow body. Each substantially concave-shaped wall has a corresponding peripheral edge defining a lateral aperture. The handle enclosing components are linked together by a pair of connecting rods extending from the respective peripheral edges of the handle enclosing component. Both connecting rods are attached to a locking block positioned intermediate the handle enclosing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Steven Jones
  • Patent number: 5560233
    Abstract: A locking device for air brake valves on vehicles is provided which comprises releasable elements for engaging an air brake valve control knob at the dashboard of the vehicle to prevent the control knob from being pushed inwardly to release the air brakes when the locking device is properly secured in place between the head of the control knob and the dashboard of the vehicle. A first element and a second element are adapted to be coupled together about the shaft of the control knob, and locked together. A portion for engaging the head of the control knob prevents removal of the head from the shaft of the control knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: Gerald Watkins
  • Patent number: 5490403
    Abstract: A locking device adapted to be mounted upon a hand brake lever handle of an automobile in a manner to prevent theft of the automobile includes a tubular inner sleeve adapted to attach to the handle, and a tubular outer sleeve which removably and telescopically engages the inner sleeve. A lock located at the upper extremity of the outer secures the outer sleeve to the inner sleeve, thereby preventing access to an underlying depressable brake release button on the lever handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas A. Bianco, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5410896
    Abstract: A housing structure having a first shell and second shell arranged for hinged securement together and including a cooperative lock to permit latching of the first and second shells together to receive a gear shift knob within the shell when secured together preventing access to the gear shift knob release button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Inventor: Donald A. Gleason
  • Patent number: 5404736
    Abstract: An attachable vehicle hand brake lock assembly capable of being selectively attached over the end of a push button-activated hand brake to prevent its release. The lock assembly includes a cylindrical shaped body designed to be placed longitudinally over the upward extending end of the hand brake handle. The body includes an upper lock, a central threaded section, and a lower, threaded clamping section. The lock assembly also includes an outer sleeve with internal threads capable of being interconnected with the threads on the body enabling the sleeve to be moved upward and downward over the body during use. When initially attached to the handle, the lower section which is made up of two clamping arms is slanted and biased outward away from the outer surface of the handle to enable the lock assembly to slide easily over the handle. When the sleeve is rotated and moved downward over the clamping arms, their inner surfaces are forced inward against the handle to hold the lock assembly in place thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Nicolas R. Lugo
  • Patent number: 5375916
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting air brake control valves from being manipulated is disclosed. A clamp assembly locks on to the valve knobs employed to release the air brakes in a vehicle. A pair of blocks incorporate a key lock assembly and posts to enable portable use of the device. This device is readily adaptable to lock more than one type of several standard brake valve knob sizes by utilizing removable inserts. Impact-resistant plastic or metallic compositions may form the bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Inventor: Bradley W. Cook
  • Patent number: 5303971
    Abstract: A tailgate release handle security device for attachment to a tailgate incorporates a cover comprising a metal plate and an integral inwardly extending skirt having a rim which bears against an outer panel of a tailgate. A pair of hooks, attached to the skirt, extend outward through a pair of apertures in the tailgate release handle recess and bear against the back of the tailgate outer panel. A cylindrical lock, mounted in the plate, has a locking dog which presses outwardly against the upper edge of the back of a tailgate release handle when the security device is attached to the tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Steadfast Corporation
    Inventors: Roger L. Johnsen, Dimiter S. Zagoroff
  • Patent number: 5257520
    Abstract: An entry protection device for use with combination dial locks includes a flange annulus which permits removable attachment to a combination dial. The flanges are disposed between the rear surface of the combination dial and the facing surface of a security container to prevent unauthorized removal of the entry protection device. The entry protection device includes indicators to permit detection of surreptitious entry by penetration or removal of the device. The entry protection device includes an anti-rotation feature which prevents continuous 360.degree. rotation of a combination knob by an automatic dialing machine but allows hand manipulation of the dial by a user. The device may be combined with a combination dial having an irregularly shaped dial knob surface to prevent engagement of the dial knob by an automatic dialing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Inventor: J. Clayton Miller
  • Patent number: 5201202
    Abstract: A door lock security device is disclosed for locking over the shaft of a door lock rotary knob or a door knob. The device comprises an inner cover which is further comprised of first and second shell portions having an opening between them for closing around the shaft of the door lock rotary knob or door knob, an outer cover which substantially encompasses and overlaps the inner cover to sufficiently shield the inner cover to prevent tampering, and a lock for releasably securing the outer cover to the inner cover. When the inner and outer covers are engaged together around the shaft they prevent the door lock rotary knob or the door knob from being manipulated from a closed to an open position. In one embodiment the first and second shell portions of the inner cover are hingedly attached along one edge while in a further embodiment the first and second shell portions are releasably secured together in a closed position at an opposite edge by a clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Inventor: Hing K. Kam
  • Patent number: 5027626
    Abstract: Apparatus for lockably covering a rotatable article, such as a doorknob, fuel can cap, and the like, so as to prevent the grasping of the rotatable article, the invention including an axially extending pin attachable to the rotatable article to extend axially therefrom, and the pin having an outer end that is shaped for grasping, the apparatus of the invention further including a covering cap with a generally cylindrical main wall and which cap is open at one end, and also having a circular front wall with a generally cylindrical wall extending therefrom, the circular wall of the cap having a central aperture therein for freely receiving therethrough the pin so that the cap is freely rotatable about the pin, wherein the rotatable article is substantially received within the confines of the cap and completely surrounded thereby. There is lock means for releasably engaging the outer, shaped end of the pin so as to prevent the outward removal of the shielding cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventor: Paul Appelbaum
  • Patent number: 4632440
    Abstract: Device for locking a cowl with double security, comprising panel securing means, constituted by a plate integral with the panel and having a conical hole, as well as by a conical stop integral with the fixed structure and which enters the plate hole when the panel is in the closed position. Locking means are constituted by a locking bush or flange integral with the fixed structure, a support mounted on the panel, a bolt mounted in pivotable manner on the support and able to engage in the locking bush when the panel is in the closed position. Elastic means draw the bolt towards the disengaged position of the locking bush. A pawl mounted on the support locks the bolt in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Societe Nationale Industrielle et Aerospatiale
    Inventors: Robert Adrian, Maurice Goulin
  • Patent number: 4481797
    Abstract: The tank fill locking system includes a special coupling adapted to fit upon the top of the tank fill pipe within the manhole. A flat top cap is removably attached to the coupling and includes aligned lock receiving openings when the handle is moved to the closed position. An upper, first, hardened steel plate overfits the fill cap within the manhole and is provided with suitable brackets to engage both the handle and the locks. Preferably, straight shackle locks are employed. A second or inner locking plate secures within the coupling below the flat cap and is also provided with a lock to lock the second plate within the coupling and thereby prevent access to the tank through the fill pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Inventor: August Milo
  • Patent number: 4345617
    Abstract: A lock apparatus for attachment to the top of an input pipe communicating with a storage tank includes an open-ended cylindrical housing for mounting to the top of the input pipe, a butterfly valve mechanism pivotally mounted in the housing with a butterfly valve activating axle protruding through an orifice in the housing, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a latch pivotally attached to the protruding end of the axle, a lock flange attached to the outside of the housing and, a tamper prevention flange in linear alignment with the axle and the latch to prevent unauthorized tampering with the axle and attached latch. The latch may be coupled to the lock flange and locked to maintain the butterfly valve in the closed position across the interior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Inventor: Sergio M. Bravo
  • Patent number: 4317346
    Abstract: A vehicle ignition-transmission protection enclosure is provided, whereby the ignition switch and transmission gear lever are protected from tampering and vandalism. The protection enclosure secures the transmission gear lever in combination with the ignition switch, such that movement of the former and access to the latter is prevented during installation. The protection enclosure includes an adjustable transmission lever yoke which surrounds a segment of the transmission gear lever shaft. That yoke may reside within a hinged, flanged, and contoured apparatus, comprising the remainder of the protection enclosure, that may be repeatedly and effortlessly installed and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1982
    Inventor: Edward J. Gutman
  • Patent number: 4226104
    Abstract: A removable protector for a locking mechanism, such as a door knob or window lock is disclosed. The protector comprises a magnetically attractive member, such as a circular base plate, surrounding the locking mechanism and a housing magnetically attached thereover to discourage access. The housing is dome shaped in configuration and has an aperture to receive a lever whereby the housing may be removed from the circular plate to allow full access to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Inventor: Melvin D. Oliver
  • Patent number: 4103982
    Abstract: The invention provides an accessory locking mount for removably attaching a CB radio or other electrical accessory to a support member. The mount includes a first, adjustable bracket to which the accessory is rigidly affixed and which tightly embraces the accessory to carry the accessory. The mount also includes a second, adjustable bracket rigidly affixed to a support member and adapted to slidably receive the first bracket. The various elements are assembled by carriage bolts having rounded heads projecting outwardly of the mount. The bolts cannot be loosened or removed from outside the mount so that unauthorized adjustment or removal of the mount is not possible when the first and second brackets are engaged. An internally disposed, ramp-like, plug-in electrical connector is employed to permit the accessory to be carried wherever desired upon disengagement of the first and second brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Magni-Power Company
    Inventor: Edward H. Rudd
  • Patent number: 4064721
    Abstract: A security locking device for dead-bolt door locks which is distinguished by a shroud that encompasses and grips the dead-bolt actuator at the inside of the door, and is rotatably mounted in a base secured to the inner face of the door, with a handle portion on the shroud exposed to enable the shroud -- and hence the dead-bolt actuator -- to be manually turned. A spring biased security bolt slidably mounted in the base engages a cylindrical side surface of the shroud and snaps into a keeper recess in that surface when the shroud is turned to the position at which the dead-bolt is in its projected door-locking position. A manually rotatable cylinder with an eccentric lug at its inner end to engage one or the other of a pair of opposing shoulders on the security bolt is mounted in the base and operable from inside the door to enable retraction of the security bolt and to selectively hold the security bolt in either its projected operative position or its retracted inoperative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Richard V. Marsek
    Inventor: Robert H. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4041738
    Abstract: A locking device for an outboard motor having a C-shaped mounting bracket fitting over the back transom of a boat and containing a mounting screw with a handle at one end for tightening a foot at the other end against the transom, said locking device having a first member with two angular arms, one of which is secured against the transom by the foot of the mounting screw and the other arm locked to a second member having a handle restraining portion located adjacent the handle to prevent rotation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Inventor: Stephen R. Vann
  • Patent number: 4028915
    Abstract: A lever arm lock for a conventional quick-release hub assembly includes a cover mountable to a first skewer rod end nut supporting a quick-release lever arm. The cover is secured to the end nut with a locking mechanism (combination, magnetic, key, etc.) and maintains the lever arm in a locked position making it impossible to remove the hub. A second skewer rod end nut opposite the first end nut is formed with a substantially smooth outer surface that is continuously inclined with respect to the axle. This surface configuration prevents removal of the locked hub assembly by turning the second end nut with a pliers or other tool. The lever arm lock also prevents the hub from being jarred loose on impact with curbs, rocks, etc. The end nut assemblies have extensions which abut the frame thereby preventing loosening thereof for unauthorized removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Assignee: Far Out Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael A. Stahl