Abstract: A locking apparatus for dual adjacent doors and for a hasp. The locking apparatus of the invention includes a first locking bar connected by a hinge to a second locking bar, the first and second locking bar each having a pair of longitudinally spaced openings therein, the pair of openings in the first locking bar being aligned with the pair of openings on the second locking bar when the first locking bar is pivoted to contact the second locking bar, the first locking bar and the second locking bar being secured to each other by a lock located at the ends of the locking bars opposite the ends of the locking bars at which the hinge is located.
Abstract: A locking mechanism comprising a lock housing mounted in a hinged unit or the like and a bolt mounted to a fixture. The housing has a hole therein for receiving an end of the bolt. The bolt end includes a locking aperture for receiving a shackle of a padlock. The padlock locks around the locking aperture and is then positioned inside housing 20 to protect the padlock from being cut or broken. The novel design of the locking aperture allows the padlock to be selectively positioned in one of three positions, and thus fit within a narrow cavity not much large than the size of the padlock.
Abstract: A door reinforcement system for closing an aperture in a side of a body of a pick-up truck includes a first door and a second door pivotally connected to the body and joined pillarlessly between an open position and a closed position, a vertical reinforcement beam disposed within one of the first door and the second door, and a door latch striker connected directly to the vertical reinforcement beam and a door latch connected to the other one of the first door and the second door to engage the door latch striker to resist inward movement of the first door and second door from the closed position with respect to the body of the pick-up truck.
October 22, 1997
Date of Patent:
May 19, 1998
Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
Gary Eugene Heldt, Ryan Spencer Marshall, Tadeusz Joseph Siedlecki, David Rush
Abstract: A security device for securing first and second adjacent doors having first and second door knobs, respectively, is disclosed. Each door knob has a neck portion and a head portion. The security device comprises: (a) a rigid plate disposed substantially between two parallel planes; (b) first and second openings spaced apart from one another in a bottom wall of the plate; (c) first and second holes in first and second side walls of the plate, the holes extending through the plate into the openings; (d) first and second locking pins slidably disposed within the first and second holes; and (e) first and second springs attached to the pins which bias the pins to the locking position. The springs can retract into enlarged portions of the holes when the locking pins are in their unlocked positions. The first and second locking pins extend below the respective neck portions of the door knobs when the locking pins are in their locking positions.
Abstract: A safety latching device for refrigerators of the type having at least one vertically-hinged door extending the entire length of the refrigerator. The safety latching device includes an elongated support base having a latching bar rotatably attached thereto secured to the top of the refrigerator, and a coupling plate having a slot therein secured to the top of the refrigerator door in alignment with the latching bar. To prevent the refrigerator door from being opened by a young child, the latching bar is positioned in the coupling plate slot. To allow access to the refrigerator by an adult, the latching bar is rotatably moved from the slot. For refrigerators having more than one vertically-hinged door, the safety latching device utilizes a pair of latching bars with a pair of corresponding coupling plates.
Abstract: A security device for securing first and second adjacent doors having first and second door knobs, respectively. Each door knob has a neck portion and a head portion. The security device comprises: (a) a rigid plate disposed substantially between two parallel planes; (b) first and second openings spaced apart from one another in a bottom wall of the plate; (c) first and second holes in first and second side walls of the plate, the holes extending through the plate into the openings; and (d) first and second locking pins slidably disposed within the first and second holes. The first and second locking pins extend below the respective neck portions of the door knobs when the locking pins are in their locking positions. The locking pins have protruding portions extending out of the side walls of the plate for gripping by a user of the security device. A ball can be provided near an inner end of each locking pin.
Abstract: A tamper-resistant security lock assembly for use on lockrods of cargo container doors to prevent unauthorized opening of the doors. The lock assembly includes a pair of adjustably telescopically interengaged hasps with hook configurations on opposite ends adapted to connect with the lockrods in spanning relationship to a door opening and prevent opening of the door. A plurality of openings are formed through the hasps in positions to be in registry with one another when the hasps are appropriately adjusted relative to one another, for receiving a staple and padlock to lock the hasps against relative movement. According to one feature of the invention, the openings in one hasp are spaced differently than the openings in the other hasp, whereby smaller increments of adjustment can be obtained than if the openings were all spaced the same.
Abstract: A pickup truck bed has a split tailgate construction having a first gate member pivotally mounted in a parallel relationship relative to a second gate member positioned above the first gate member. The first gate member is arranged for pivotment to provide for airfoil orientation of the second gate member, with the first gate member arranged to permit pivotment of the first gate member against the floor of the pickup truck bed to permit airflow therethrough.
Abstract: A door lock mechanism for a pair of doors oppositely hung on the frame of a cabinet. The door lock mechanism comprises a pair of studs, one to be attached respectively to each door, a lock body to be attached to the frame, and a latch assembly carried on the lock body and provided by a pair of latch members and a spring urging the latch members to their latching positions. Each of the studs has a camming head at its free end which cooperates with a portion of the lock body to guide the stud into a cavity provided in the lock body as the respective door is closed. Each stud is also provided with a recess adapted to receive a detent end portion of one of the latch members to releasably retain the respective door in its closed position.
Abstract: A door locking mechanism for use on the inside of a pair of outswinging doors mounted in the opening of a frame in which the doors are hinged at opposite edges and having free edges adjacent each other and free to be moved between the opening and closing of the doors. The mechanism comprises extended members U-shaped in cross section mounted on the doors. One end terminates substantially flush with the free edge of each door. A latch plate is mounted for sliding movement within one U-shaped member. The latch plate is provided with a handle extending through a slot in the U-shaped member which can be employed to move the latch plate. The latch plate is moved between a closed position wherein the latch plate extends past the free edges of the doors to overlap the second door and an open position where the plate is entirely within the width of the first door. A lever is provided to clamp or unclamp the latch plate in either the open or closed positions.
Abstract: A security device for closing systems for vehicles and containers comprising a base plate fastened to the chassis of the vehicle holding a hinging shaft and one of two essential elements of a lock, i.e., the catch or sliding bolt; and a closing arm, one end of which hinges on the base plate by means of said shaft, the other end holding the other element of the lock. The plate and the arm form a parallelpipedal flat space when the device is in a closed position, which serves to house and lock the lower bent ends of the closing shaft of the vehicle door.
Abstract: An arrangement to releasably secure each of the two doors of a utility carrier box mounted transversely behind the cab of a pick-up vehicle and on the side walls of the pick-up, the arrangement comprising staples secured to the end walls of the box below the end flanges of the doors when the doors are in closed position, and a steep strap extending from below one staple, over the top of the closed box and down to a point beyond the other staple, and in conformity with the surface of the closed box over which the strap means extends, each end of the strap being slotted to enable the link of the staple beyond which it extends to be passed through the slot and to receive the link of a padlock which is locked.
Abstract: An improved door assembly, especially for pick-up trucks, consists of a conventional front door and a rear auxiliary door latchingly secured together. The rear door is latched to the truck body and is overlapped by the front door in their closed positions requiring sequential opening.
Abstract: A pair of bi-fold assemblies includes a lock for securing the assemblies in a closed position. The lock includes a latch bolt mounted on a panel of a first assembly, and a base plate of a second assembly includes an extending portion with an opening to receive the latch bolt.
Abstract: A locking device for double sliding doors or windows consisting of at least two separable and superposed plates to be located between the adjacent vertical jambs of the exterior and interior doors. The plates have a shank and two oppositely directed tongues at each end of the shank. The plates are thin enough to be separately introduced edgewise between the adjacent jambs and rotated flatwise one over the other. The space between the tongues is determined to abut against the adjacent jambs. All the plates are fastened together to prevent them from being rotated edgewise and removed from between the jambs.
Abstract: A locking device to secure the rear door and tailgate of a truck equipped with a canopy and a rear bumper comprising an elongated member having a loop at the upper end for securing the handle apparatus of a truck canopy and a lower member with circular orifices that extends vertically through an orifice in the bumper. A locking means is accomplished by the use of a padlock in conjunction with the circular orifices in the lower member of the locking device.
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 device for securing an opposing pair of outwardly opening cabin doors on general aviation aircraft and the like. A pair of non-extensible elongated elements, such as a pair of rods or a rod and a cable, are joined together at one end such that the elements can rotate independently of one another. The opposite ends of the elements are secured to the cabin doors, at least one of the elements being selectively engagable to its corresponding door from outside the aircraft. With the device in place, the cabin doors are clamped together and cannot be opened until at least one of the elements is disengaged from its corresponding door.
Abstract: A lock for a pair of doors hung in a single door frame, usually an inner main door and an outer door which may be a storm door and usually includes glass or screen panels through which a caller may be observed and identified, the lock including a pair of bolts carried by the door frame and operable to be extended therefrom to engage sockets formed therefor respectively in the door edges to secure them against opening. The bolts are operated by a lock shaft carried in the door frame to unlock first the inner door, so that it may be opened to permit observation and identification of a caller, while the outer door remains locked, and then to unlock the outer door if desired, to permit ingress of the caller. The lock shaft may be operated from inside the doors by a manual lever, and from outside by a key mechanism.
Abstract: Lock-protecting hasp for trailer full swing rear doors having locking bars which secures to the bars of the rear doors and includes two mating members and a shackle lock whether the lock be key or combination. A protecting block against the lock on the female mating member protects the shackle of the lock from being cut or pried off the body of the lock, or between the shackle, the body and the lock-protecting hasp. Longitudinal opposing slots and a ribbed locking bar on the male mating member provide for adjustability between the two members for accepting door bars spaced any distance dependent upon the type of trailer. The lock-protecting hasp particularly lends itself to use on semi-trailers having full swing rear doors and the lock-protecting hasp accepts a lock of predetermined size.
Abstract: A locking apparatus for use with a cabinet or other structure having double doors separated by a jamb at the point of closure. Two brackets are mounted on either side of the jamb, extending beyond the exterior surface of the cabinet sufficiently to install a locking device. The locking device obstructs the opening of the cabinet doors. The apparatus is structured such that it can be installed and removed from the cabinet without modifications to the cabinet or the need for special tools.
June 6, 1978
Date of Patent:
February 26, 1980
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force