Abstract: A lock device includes a body having a lock core mounted therein and a first hole. A casing is securely mounted around the body. The casing includes a second hole in alignment with the first hole of the body. A first side of the casing includes a rectangular slot defined therein and a side slot in communication with the rectangular slot. A hollow guiding member is securely attached to a second side of the casing and has a through hole in alignment with the first and second holes. The guiding member includes a non-linear guiding slot defined in a periphery thereof, the non-linear guiding slot including a section which extends in a direction having an angle with a longitudinal axis of the first and second holes. A latch rod extends through the first and second holes.
Abstract: An improved push-button locking device has an outer sleeve in which an inner sleeve is received. The inner sleeve is used to receive therein a locking rod, a front ring seat, a rear ring seat, and a plurality of front and rear retaining tenons and urging springs. The outer sleeve is provided in the wall thereof with a bar hole. A locating pin is fastened to the wall of the inner sleeve such that the locating pin extends into the bar hole for enabling the inner sleeve to move axially within the bar hole. A retrieving spring is located between the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve for enabling the inner sleeve to remain outwards in the absence of an external force. The locking rod is provided with an extra portion capable of extending outwards through the axial hole of the outer sleeve. The axial hole is provided in the wall thereof with a recess in which a compression spring and an urging pin are disposed.
Abstract: A lock system for a container with a movable closure or lid. The lock system includes a pivotally mounted latch member, a corresponding rigid latch member which interlocks with the pivoting latch member when the closure is closed, and a push-button lock mechanism having a shoulder portion which engages and displaces the pivoting latch member, thereby permitting the closure to be opened, when the lock mechanism is in its "unlocked" position and the push-button is depressed. The pivoting latch member includes a pair of plates slideably coupled to one another, one pivotally mounted in the container and the other supporting a cross-member which engages the rigid latch member. The pivoting latch member has a slot through which the shoulder portion of the lock mechanism passes (without engaging or displacing the latch member) when the lock mechanism is "locked".
September 17, 1990
Date of Patent:
May 3, 1994
Knaack Manufacturing Company
Kenneth F. Weger, Jr., Richard A. Koenig, Gerald A. Draffkorn, Jr., Steven J. Rogman, Jose R. Rodriquez
Abstract: An improved refrigerator door-locking device is provided for locking a refrigerator door to a refrigerator body which may preferably be manufactured substantially of molded plastic parts. The locking device has an elongated first mountable casing which has an elongated opening, and a plunger member which has a projecting rod end and slotted outer rod end slidably fits within the opening. A bayonet connector is located at the projecting rod end of the plunger and a spring biases the plunger toward the projecting rod end. A bayonet receiver is located in a second mountable casing and interacts with the projecting rod end bayonet connector. The locking device provides a visual indication of when it is locked or unlocked.