Abstract: A security device for obscuring an opening defined by a frame (100) is provided comprising a door panel portion (1) forming at least a part of a door which, in use, is supported relative to the frame. The door panel portion has a front face and a rear face and an aperture provided therein, a lock retaining member (2) having a first lock receiving aperture (6) provided therein and a second lock receiving aperture (7) provided therein. Each lock receiving aperture is adapted to receive a lock and the lock retaining member is adapted to be secured to the rear face of the door panel portion in at least a first and a second position and in which first position the first and second lock receiving apertures are visible through the aperture in the door panel portion, and in the second position only one of the lock receiving apertures is visible through the aperture.
Abstract: A locking ring includes two semi-annular ring portions with a U-shaped cross section. The locking ring serves to retain an electric meter in its meter socket in a manner which is well known. Both ends of each ring portion terminate in housings, each housing having an axial lock receiving aperture therethrough. When the ring halves are brought together to form a complete circle, the clockwise-most and counter-clockwise-most housings slide over each other until their lock receiving apertures are in axial alignment. A barrel lock can then be inserted into each of the two sets of aligned apertures, to secure the locking ring against opening. When a barrel lock is removed from either set of apertures, the ring can be opened at that location and removed from the meter.
May 18, 1998
Date of Patent:
March 7, 2000
Norman Binz DeWalch, Jeffrey Mark Davis
Abstract: A security override system for a locked box comprising a first hasp portion mounted within a box and extending through a first opening in an outer door of the box; a second hasp portion connected to a bracket; the bracket slideably mounted within the box such that the second hasp portion extends through a second opening in the outer door, said sliding of the bracket being governed by a disguised false hinge latch which is connected to the outer door and extends through the bracket and a third opening in the outer door and is movable between a holding position and a released position; the bracket being movable between a closed position wherein the second hasp portion mates with the first hasp portion to form a padlock receiving portion for locking the outer door with a padlock and an open position wherein the second hasp portion does not mate with the first hasp portion; and wherein the outer door can be unlocked by moving the disguised latch to the released position so as to permit movement of the bracket int
Abstract: A security override system for a padlockable structure comprising a hasp portion mounted to the structure and extending through an opening in an outer surface of the structure; a bracket mounted to the outer surface, the bracket having a latching end and being movable between an open position wherein the latching end is outside the opening in the structure and a closed position wherein the latching end extends through the opening; the bracket mating with the hasp portion when in a closed position for forming a padlock receiving portion; the latching end engaging a retention plate slideably moveably mounted within the structure proximate the opening, the retention plate slideably movable between an extended position wherein the retention plate engages the latching end when the bracket is in the closed position and a retracted position wherein the retention plate does not engage the latching end when the bracket is in the closed position; a security screw extending through an opening in the outer door and conne
Abstract: The invention relates to a catch for a door, especially a switchboard door, with a lock plate which can be secured to the door and bears a door lock and a bolt cover guided adjustably on the lock plate which can be secured in a position covering the door lock by means of a cover lock. Complete sealing with substantially increased security against unauthorized access to the door lock is attained in that the door lock takes the form of a casement lock and the cover lock that of a cylinder lock, a partial cover is secured to the lock plate which overlaps with the bolt cover in the locked position at the contact point and forms a sealed lock cover, and a cover for the cylinder lock is rotatably fitted on the bolt cover.
Abstract: An improved safe deposit assembly including an outer housing, a removable inner container, and one or more lock devices which may be in signal communication with a time-delay device for securing valuables within. To unlock and remove the inner container from the outer housing, a separate cover is slid in to a slot on the outer housing. The cover locks a lock before releasing a latch, and neither the lock or latch are accessible until the container is removed from the housing. But a first lock must be unlocked before the cover may be slid in. The first lock may be in signal communication with a time delay to device to thwart robbery attempts. As the cover is slid in it first becomes trapped by a spring lock on the inner container and then it releases a second spring bolt lock that both seals the inner container and releases it from the outer housing. The sealed inner container may only be opened by unlocking the lock device.
Abstract: A key control device comprises an access key and lock, and a stored key and lock. The access lock operably receives the access key and is keyed such that when the access key is inserted into the access lock, it becomes movable between an access key release state and an access key capture state. The stored lock operably receives the stored key and is keyed such that when the stored key is received by the stored lock it becomes movable between a stored key release state and a stored key capture state. Only one key can be removed at any given time from either lock and such removal locks the other key against removal so that it is retained by the key control device. The access and stored lock are totally independent and not interconnected in any way.
Abstract: A lock-down security box including a security box and a lock-down plate. The lock-down security box is adapted to be detachably anchored to a mounting surface such as a table, wall or the like. The lock-down plate is fixed to a mounting surface by inserting fasteners through apertures extending through the plate. The lock-down plate includes a first anchoring member and a bolt-receiving slot extending therethrough. The security box includes a top panel which is pivotally mounted to one of the side panels of the box. The top panel includes a first lock set associated therewith for providing controlled access to the enclosure of the security box. The bottom panel of the security box includes a second anchoring member mounted thereon. The bottom panel further includes a bolt-passage slot extending therethrough which is adapted to receive a deadbolt of a second lock set mounted to one of the side panels of the box.
Abstract: A multi locking hasp apparatus using two padlocks with lock keeper loops, two pivotally mounted jaws and a common back plate joined to the jaws at its pivotal mount. The free upper ends of each jaw engage holes in a hasp to lock the two members together as long as both padlocks remain locked in place. Should one of the two padlocks be unlocked and its keep loop removed from the jaw and back plate, the other padlock can be removed from the hasp's hole without unlocking it. This permits a series of secure areas or compartments to have a common lock with a common key or combinational lock while others may also unlock the other locks with individual keys or combinations.
Abstract: A locking handle for an access door includes a housing with a cam rotatably mounted within the housing. The cam is connected to a locking pin for the pin to move transversely in response to rotational movement of the cam. A locking bar is slidably received on the housing and moved to a locked position to prevent rotation of the cam.
Abstract: A vehicular steering wheel security device, having three major members A,B,C each of which is telescoping relative to the others, and also key locks for each of A-B and B-C, separately simultaneously locks onto a steering wheel at rim positions (i) at and about a point where a spoke joins the rim, and (i) from this point across the diameter of the steering wheel to an opposite point. An elongate central member preferably has a double hook that selectively engages and protects not only an interior portion arcuate portion of the steering wheel's rim, but also the steering wheel's spoke. First and second members having single hooks telescope relative to, respectively, first and second ends of the central member for selectively engaging, respectively, (i) the rim of the steering wheel in position about the spoke and (ii) the rim of the steering wheel opposite to the spoke.
Abstract: A double lock apparatus (10) includes interconnected locking members (12) connected by a retainer pin (14). The members include arcing slots (22) and a pair of orifices (24) and (26). Each of the locking members includes an arcing slot arcing in an opposite direction and centered on the opposite of the orifices (24) and (26). The external lock members (42) and (44) insert through the orifices (24) and (26) to prevent pivoting. Removal of one of the external lock members (42) or (44) allows pivoting about the other lock member with the retainer pin sliding along one of the arcing slots (22). The pivoting motion separates retainer finger portions (20) to allow unlatching. The devices (10) may be connected in a series for providing unlocking by removal of one of a number of external locks.
Abstract: Disclosed is a truck storage box comprising a rectangular box arranged for mounting in a standard pickup truck bed to extend thereacross and includes an two independent storage compartments, a first larger storage compartment and a second smaller storage compartment which is locked within the interior of the first storage compartment. The structures are preferably formed of steel, or like materials. The second storage compartment is particularly adapted for holding elongated, flat articles such as tools, guns, fishing rods or other appropriate items. In some instances, the second storage compartment is hinged to the interior of the lid of the larger storage compartment and the second storage compartment can be accessed only when the first storage compartment is opened and when the second storage compartment is unlocked.
Abstract: A plate pivotally mounted to a padlock hasp adjacent a reciprocally movable operator handle is pivotable from a stored position to one covering the opening of the hasp, the plate having a hole aligned with the opening and smaller than the opening to receive the shackle of a single, scissors-type safety lockout and maintain the shackle in position to block movement of the operator handle to an operated position. The hole is preferably rectangular to conform to the flat, thin shape of the safety lockout shackle to maintain the shackle properly oriented. An additional round hole for a smaller diameter padlock shackle may be provided in said plate.
April 29, 1994
Date of Patent:
November 21, 1995
James A. Becker, Ronald J. Fritsch, Richard J. Holland, Robert F. Klobuchar
Abstract: A key control device comprises a primary key, a primary lock, a secondary key, a secondary lock, and a mechanical drive. The primary lock operably receives the primary key and is keyed such that when the primary key is inserted into the primary lock, it becomes movable between a primary key release state and a primary key capture state. The secondary lock operably receives the secondary key and is keyed such that when the secondary key is received by the secondary lock it becomes movable between a secondary key release state and a secondary key capture state. The mechanical drive interconnects the primary and secondary locks such that when the primary lock moves from its primary key release state to its primary key capture state, the secondary lock simultaneously moves from its secondary key capture state to its secondary key release state and vice versa.
Abstract: A safety lock defining one and another, substantially rigid, elongated legs, the one leg defining an outer first leg portion and an inner second leg portion, and the another leg defining an inner third leg portion and an outer fourth leg portion, and an arcuate web integrally joining the second and third leg portions; the web being made from a resilient material whereby the web forms a hinge for relative movement of the one and another legs; the fourth leg portion including a channel, being releasably engaged by the first leg portion whereby the second and third leg portions form with the web a large shackle-like structure for use in locking a utility control box, and ears, for use in receiving the small shackle of at least a few padlocks whereby the first leg portion thereafter becomes locked into the channel; and a notch arrangement, for automatically but releasably retaining a free end tip of the first leg portion against the channel distal end, even when no padlock shackle engages a corresponding ear.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a swivel lever lock which is securable by a cylinder lock device and is mountable in a thin wall, such as a sheet-metal cabinet door. The swivel lever lock includes a base plate having two projections penetrating through the door leaf. One of the projections serves for the connection of a rod drive or for an articulated shaft for a hand lever, which can be swiveled away. The projection can be used simultaneously for fastening one end of the base plate. The other projection has a recess for receiving the cylinder lock device holding the swivel lever in its swiveled-in position and can be used simultaneously for fastening the other end of the base plate. Either the base plate or the swivel lever has a recess for receiving a second cylinder lock which can be actuated independently of the first cylinder lock for securing the swivel lever in its swiveled-in position.
Abstract: A security lock for doors of dwellings, gates and the like comprises a pump-type locking mechanism for operating a bolt, and a double-bit locking mechanism for locking the pump mechanism in its locking condition. The lock preferably has both a key which can operate only the pump mechanism and a key which can operate both mechanisms. A cover made of plastics material is associated with the key and can be fitted onto the operative portion of the key in order to protect its teeth against dirt and against the risk of breakage as a result of the key being dropped.
Abstract: A rekeyable lock which includes a master lock activated by a master lock key, a rekeyable lock adjacent the master lock having a lock mechanism activated by a keyable lock key, and structure operably extending from the master lock to the rekeyable lock for changing the length of the lock mechanism within the rekeyable lock so that a different rekeyable lock key can be utilized to operate the rekeyable lock.
Abstract: A device for use with multiple individual locks has a sleeve element and a core element which are movable relative to one another linearly between the release position and an engagement position, and a ball is provided having first and second ends with the first end attached to one of the sleeve and core elements, and the second end free for engagement with the device in the release position and for subsequent locking in place when the device is moved into the engagement position.
Abstract: A lock assembly comprising an L-shaped member (30) (120) having a first plate (32) (124) and a second plate (34) (122). Secured within the L-shaped member is a solid block core (50) (140) with openings (54) (64) (74) (90) (146) for receiving portions of lock hardware.
Abstract: A mobile ski locker comprises an enclosed cabinet, The cabinet having a frame with interconnected vertical and horizontal members and panels carried thereon, all of the panels except the front panel being fixed in position, the front panel including a hinge to form a door for the cabinet, the door being securable in a closed position by a combination lock and a key-operated lock, skis and ski poles being selectively secured to the rear panel of the cabinet by clamps having locks which are operable by the same key as that which opens the key operable lock on the door of the cabinet, the cabinet having an upper compartment and a lower compartment for wet items, the floor of the compartment being perforated to promote water drainage, the cabinet being made mobile over wet, dry or snow-covered surfaces by reason of the combination of wheels and runners secured to the cabinet at its lower rear edge, a collapsible handle being provided for easy movement of the locker.
Abstract: Lock assembly particularly suitable for use on rental storage spaces and the like. The assembly includes a lock bolt which is movable between extended and retracted positions and a slide plate which can move with the bolt. The slide plate is normally locked in a fixed position by a lock which is controlled by the owner of the rental space. The renter can lock the bolt to the slide plate to secure the space. The owner-controlled lock permits the owner to release the slide plate and retract that plate along with the bolt to gain access to the space with the renter's padlock in place. This lock also permits the owner to lock the bolt in the extended position so that the renter will no longer have access to the space even though he may remove his padlock.
Abstract: A guard plate is used to protect a door from forced entry where the door is used in conjunction with a doorjamb. The door has a lock cylinder in it, and this cylinder is operatively interconnected with a reciprocal bolt for entering an opening in the doorjamb in a conventional manner. The guard plate has first and second interconnected sections. An opening is provided through the first section for accommodating the portion of the lock cylinder which normally is exposed on the surface of the door in which the cylinder is mounted. The first section of the plate then is secured to the door, with the lock cylinder aligned with the opening in the first section. The second section also has an opening through it, and the two sections are interconnected together with a bridge. The bridge causes the second section of the plate to overlie the doorjamb when the door is closed, and the bridge itself overlies the space between the door and the doorjamb when the door is in its closed position.
Abstract: A multi-lock security device for providing access to a secured area by releasing any one of a number of locks. The device includes a locking plate rotatably disposed on a stationary axis, said axis secured to an existing structure or itself embedded in the ground. The locking plate is provided with a series of radial access channels formed through a flanged retaining rib disposed on said lock plate, thereby enabling the gate pin to be slidably held within an interior latch race. Fastening gates are pivotally attached on the locking plate and may be closed across the access channels and secured with padlocks connectable through corresponding openings in both the fastening gate and the locking plate.
Abstract: A locking mechanism selectively engages and isolates an external handle of a vault door from both a bolt and a pair of locks which control the condition of the door. The mechanism includes a slide vertically movable between first and second positions in response to the conditions of the locks. The slide incorporates a pin at its lower end. The handle is mounted on a shaft that extends through the door and terminates on the interior side in a hub. A housing mounted for rotation on the interior side of the door incorporates an inverter "T-shaped" guide slot which accepts the pin. When the pin is in the vertical leg of the "T-shaped" slot, rotation of the housing is inhibited. A probe is mounted for movement on the housing and is biased toward the hub. The probe is attached to a yoke which engages the pin such that when the pin is in the first position the probe is retracted from the hub.
Abstract: The internal space of a safe is subdivided into two compartments lying side by side by a vertical partition provided with a reinforced vertical upright. A reinforced closure door comprises two leaves adapted to be closed in succession, each having its own locking mechanism with bolts adapted to engage in said upright in their thrown position. The bolts of the two mechanisms are made functionally interdependent by means of pivotal latch members borne by the partition which lock in the thrown position the bolts of the second-to-close door leaf in response to the throwing of the bolts of the first-to-close door leaf.
Abstract: In association with a conventional truck box, trailer or enclosure having a rear door communicating with the sides, top and bottom of the enclosure, a hollow holding sleeve is secured to the inside of the door with a securing plate fastened to one side of the enclosure and a locking plate to the other side. The plates include apertures which are aligned with the hollow holding sleeve and the locking plate communicates with the exterior of the enclosure. A locking bar extends through the aperture of the locking plate and the hollow holding sleeve and into the aperture of the securing plate. A locking device is mounted onto the locking plate to securely hold the locking bar in place. When the locking bar is in place, movement of the door is prohibited and the door can not be opened.
Abstract: A strap to cover an ignition lock cylinder is provided and consists of a hollow housing having a lockable cover pivoted thereon to encompass the ignition lock cylinder. The housing is secured to a steering post by a band that fits around the post and into the hollow housing to be affixed therein. When the cover is closed and locked the ignition lock cylinder is prevented from being used. When the cover is unlocked and opened the ignition lock cylinder can be operated without completely removing the strap from the steering post.
Abstract: Portable safe for securing small items, having a storage case with bottom and spaced side walls that define a storage space, and a front portion hingedly mounted to the forward part of the case and which retains a padlock internally with the padlock shackle protruding through a front wall of the front portion for securing the safe to a fixed external member, and a lid slidably mounted in grooves in the upper part of the case and mounting a lock which, when the lid is slid to cover the storage space, makes locking engagement with a latch on the hinged front portion and holds the front portion against pivotal movement.
Abstract: A protection system for preventing unauthorized entry through a door member. An electrically charged cover is placed over the door member for electrically shocking anyone who attempts unauthorized entry therethrough. An electrical insulator inner cover is placed between the door member and the electrically charged cover. A first lock is provided to lock the door member in a closed position. A second lock is provided to lock the first lock in a locked position.
February 6, 1984
Date of Patent:
February 10, 1987
W. Stuart McCloy, Jr., W. Stuart McCloy, Sr.
Abstract: A locking cover apparatus for underground fuel tanks includes a cover having a depending annular flange mountable over the open end of a fuel tank filler tube. A lock is mounted on a boss secured to the bottom surface of the cover and rotates a plate between a locked position and an unlocked position. A plurality of lock bars are pivotally attached to the plate and are extensible and retractable through apertures in the depending flange and apertures in the filler tube for attaching and releasing the cover from engagement with the filler tube. First and second cover members respectively cover the lock and the boss in which the lock is mounted on the cover. Specially configured keys are insertable into cavities formed in the first and second cover members to permit authorized removal of the cover members from the cover.
August 26, 1983
Date of Patent:
March 25, 1986
Dennis O. Economopoulos, Othon Economopoulos
Abstract: A multiple entry closure for a safe or vault wherein said closure includes a hinged door mounted in the safe or vault and having a locking means to maintain the door in a closed position. The hinged door is positioned whereby it is co-planar with the surroundings when installed. The door is of a periphery less than the surface into which it is mounted. A lift-out door having a door locking means is mounted in said hinged door and is of a lesser peripheral area than said hinged door. Said lift-out door requiring removal to obtain access to said door locking means and limited access to the interior of said safe or vault. The said hinged door when closed limits full access to the interior of said safe or vault until unlocked and hinged outwardly of said safe or vault.
Abstract: A security cover is provided for the lock boxes of vending machine doors and the like wherein a bracket is mounted around the keyway and a closure is hinged to the bracket such that it will swing shut defining an enclosure and can be locked in this closed position with a lock that is accessible only from within the enclosure, there being an opening in the enclosure, preferably through the closure member, permitting access to this locking means to free the closure, thereby providing access to the door lock.
Abstract: A locking mechanism is provided having a frame for mounting on a door or other closure. A movable bolt is supported on the frame for movements between extended and withdrawn positions. An additional member is mounted on the frame for slidable movements generally parallel to the bolt. At least two locking means are incorporated into the locking mechanism, the first of which releasably connects the bolt to the member, and the second of which releasably positions the member with respect to the frame. With the first locking means engaged, the bolt is movable together with the member. With both the first and second locking means engaged, the bolt is locked in the extended position. A securing means engagable with the first locking means prevents release of the first locking means. The locking mechanism is particularly adapted for use on storage compartments wherein a renter of the compartment will gain access by way of the first locking means and the owner will gain access by way of the second locking means.
Abstract: A combination door handle and security locking system in which the conventional door latch is actuated by turning the five-sided head of an operating shaft with a special socket wrench. A hinge plate having a slot for a padlock bail and a flat index tab on its inner surface is rotated to cover the operating shaft head. The tab must fit against one side of the operating shaft head to allow the hinge plate to be fully closed so that a padlock can be inserted in the bail. The latching mechanism is designed so that this tab will fit against one side of the operating head when the door is fully latched, to thus prevent rotation of the latching mechanism. The free end of the hinge plate has an offset portion which serves both as a sleet hood for the padlock and as a handle for opening the door.
Abstract: The following specification describes a padlock adapter assembly comprising a pair of identical stamped plates each having a pair of spaced passages aligned with a respective passage in the other plate to form a pair of aligned passages for receiving a respective padlock shackle. A hook on one end of each plate is pivoted toward or away from the other hook about an axis through either pair of aligned passages when the respective one of two padlock shackles is removed to permit access to an enclosure.
Abstract: A two dead bolt door lock is disclosed wherein the bolts are transversely disposed and wherein the bolts are disposed one behind the other in the locked position so as to provide a secure locking mode. When door mounted, and in the locked position, a vertical bolt is disposed on the inside of the door adjacent the jamb and a horizontal bolt is mounted in the jamb. Attempts to jimmy the horizontal bolt in its line of least resistance are frustrated by the presence of the vertically locked bolt acting against the jimmying force. The locks are both operated by a single key actuated cylinder and/or hand knob through a common connection rod with coordinated cam actions. In another embodiment, keys may be employed on both the inside and the outside of the door.
Abstract: The invention provides a locking mechanism to control the latch on a cabinet drawer or the like having a bolt which operates to engage or release the latch, the bolt in turn being controlled by a locking pin activated by a key operated cylinder lock. Additionally, the locking mechanism may have a second set of locking pin and cylinder lock over-riding and controlling access by the first cylinder lock.
Abstract: This invention relates to a multiple padlocking device commonly used in conjunction with gates for the entrance to a particular piece of property. A vertical rotatable plate is carried on a stationary horizontal axis in the same plane as the fence and gate when the gate is closed. A series of holes are located in the rotatable plate with individual bars being pivotally attached to the plate to cover each respective hole. Locking holes are contained in both the rotatable plate and each pivotable bar contained thereon to lock the bar into a position covering each of the respective holes. A horizontally slidable locking bar which is in the same plane as the gate, slidably extends through a gatepost with one end thereof extending into a hole in a fencepost.
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.