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8336931 T-handle actuator and latch  
A T-handle actuator has one or more retractable ball bearings for selectively engaging a socket to operate a latch mechanism. The ball bearings are allowed to retract using a pushbutton for removal...
8336928 Cab-lock apparatus for vehicle  
An operation rod includes a first rod and a second rod. A one-end portion of the first rod is connected to a lock closer to be rotationally movable. The second rod is supported so as to be...
8336930 Window sash latch  
An improved window sash latch which has a locking mechanism and a keeper is provided with a handle that rotates from a “locked” to an “unlocked” position. An inner cavity of the handle has a sprin...
8333414 Vehicle door latch device  
A device includes a latch of a door and rotates while engaging with a striker of a vehicle body; a pawl which is rotatable between a latched position to restrict a rotation of the latch and a...
8333415 Inertia balanced vehicle outside door handle  
A door handle assembly for use with a vehicle door comprising a door paddle including an actuation arm, supported to pivot about a first axis such that lateral acceleration of the paddle and...
8333412 Locker  
A locker has a latch bar attached to the inside surface of door by projections that extend through respective slots in the bar. The slots are configured to permit the bar to move parallel to the...
8333413 Automatic sash lock with rotary latch  
A latch for a window sash is disclosed. The latch includes a cover with a handle, a chassis, a bolt biased towards an extended position and containing a notch, a plunger biased towards the extended...
8333411 Lock mechanism  
This invention relates to an electrically controlled lock assembly (1) including a housing (10) and a retainer (6) mounted on the housing for movement relative thereto between an open and closed...
8327756 Oven with door locking system for cooking food under pressure  
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...
8328268 System for controlling an access opening in a body of a vehicle  
A system controlling an access opening in a body of a vehicle includes a door arranged to selectively open and close a first portion of the opening. A latch is mounted on the door for latching the...
8328250 Outer door handle gasket for automotive vehicles  
A door handle for a door of an automotive vehicle having a first gasket attached at a distal end of the door handle and a second gasket attached at a proximate end of the door handle. The first...
8328248 Latch assembly  
A latch assembly for a tailgate of a truck includes a striker plate, a clasp, a handle, and a fastening mechanism. The clasp is attached to the striker plate and defines a first pivot point. The...
8328301 Refrigerator  
Disclosed is a refrigerator including a main body cabinet forming a storage compartment including a front opening, and a drawer type door entering and exiting the storage compartment to open and...
8328246 Enclosure for electronic device  
An enclosure of an electronic device includes a chassis defining an opening, a cover attached to the chassis to shield the opening of the chassis, and a latch apparatus mounted to the cover to lock...
8328249 Vehicle latch  
A latch assembly is provided, the latch assembly having a fork bolt movably secured thereto for movement between a latched position and an unlatched position. A detent lever is also provided. The...
8328247 Lock, particularly for suitcases, trunks and the like  
A lock for carrying cases comprises at least one block hinged at a first end to a first half-shell. The block is rotatable about a pivoting axis from a closed configuration, in which at least one...
8322759 Closed container and lid opening/closing system therefor  
In a pod used in an FIMS system, an engaged portion is provided on the outer surface of the lid of a pod. A through hole is provided in a flange portion that is provided around the pod opening and...
8322533 Lid body for substrate storage container and substrate storage container  
A substrate storage container includes a locking mechanism, provided in a lid for opening and closing an opened front portion of a container body which stores a substrate of three sheets or less,...
8322760 Battery cover mechanism  
A battery cover mechanism used in a portable electronic device includes a housing having an assembly groove and at least one holding aperture, a cover forming at least one lock and a rib at two...
8322761 Apparatus for controlling opening/closing body  
An apparatus for controlling an opening/closing body for automatically opening/closing the opening/closing body. The apparatus includes a displacement body movable and displaced between movable...
8322762 Door gap adjustment for a motor vehicle  
A vehicle includes a vehicle body defining an opening, a door, and an adjustable wedge assembly. The door is mounted to the body for movement between an open position, wherein doors are disposed...
8322077 Vehicle door handle with inertia lock mechanism  
A door handle assembly includes a door handle that engages a bell crank to actuate a door release latch. A locking member moves relative to the bell crank, and shifts to a locked position wherein...
8319604 Electric release fastening device for thin-profile space  
An electric release fastening device for a thin-profile space has a fingerprint identifier, a micro drive motor, a change gear set, an electric controller, an electric battery, a moveable fastening...
8317141 Tripod  
A tripod configured with three tripod legs pivotally attached to a tripod plate comprises as components a coupling device, a connecting arrangement for the non-latching engagement of two tripod...
8319099 Locking device and electronic enclosure using the same  
An electronic enclosure includes a base, a cover mounted on the base, a first locking module engaged on the cover, a second locking module, and a locking structure. The base defines a number of...
8317236 Appliance drawer and latch mechanism therefor  
An appliance drawer construction allows, upon the press of a button, the extension of the drawer from a housing. At the same time, inadvertent unintended opening caused, e.g., by a person's body...
8317237 Release handle for vehicle closure lid latch  
A handle assembly is mounted on a vehicle body and includes a handle pulled by a user to pull a cable and release a remotely located latch, such as a luggage compartment lid latch, engine...
8313126 Gravity release locking apparatus for trash container  
A trash container locking apparatus includes a housing which is secured to a surface of a trash container. The housing includes a pivot member rotatably mounted in an outer wall of the housing for...
8313128 Safety locking mechanism for doors  
A door locking device has a central body, locking members, and elongated bands with receiving members extending from the central body. The receiving members can be releasably coupled to the locking...
8313127 Latch for a vehicle door  
A latch for latching closed a door of a vehicle, especially designed to minimize the force required to latch closed the door by pushing the door to its closed position. A tongue, having a strike...
8308011 Yoke type quick opening closure  
A yoke type quick opening closure is provided. A torque bolt shares loads of the yoke with a drawbolt, and a separate safety bolt is provided. A common wrench interface feature is also provided.
8308203 Rotary mechanical latch  
A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a...
8308205 Toggle latch  
A toggle latch for a gate has a first unit mounting a pivotal latch arm and adapted to be mounted on the gate and a second unit providing a receiving and latching cavity and adapted to be mounted...
8308204 Window securing means and methods  
An assembly for securing an openable aperture closure member (11) in closed position relative to an aperture defines by a main frame (12), the aperture closure member (11) including a mechanically...
8303004 Door latch apparatus for vehicles  
A door latch apparatus for vehicles includes a latch bracket, an outside handle lever pivotally coupled to the latch bracket, wherein one end of the outside handle lever is coupled to an outside...
8303003 Latch for a vehicle  
The invention relates to a latch that comprises a lock and a closing part that engages with the latter. Said lock comprises a catch (10) and a clink and said catch (10) comprises a receiving...
8297464 Carrying case with locking latch mechanism  
A carrying case includes a top case shell hinged to a bottom case shell which may be maintained in a closed position by a double throw, triple action latch mechanism comprising a latch body...
8297666 Battery cover and latch assembly for a portable electronic device  
An apparatus for securing a cover over an opening defined in a housing of a portable electronic device includes a pair of latches along opposite edges of the cover. Each latch assembly has a cap...
8297467 Slow cooker  
A slow cooker comprising a housing, a container disposed in a hollow body of the housing, a lid, and a sealing ring sealingly engages the lid and the container. The container has a rim disposed...
8297088 Electronic device enclosure  
An enclosure includes a main body, a cover for covering the main body, a movable member movably attached to an inner surface of the main body, and a latch member. The main body defines a through...
8297665 Snap-action closure suitable for a thin-walled cabinet  
A snap closure suitable for a thin-walled cabinet such as a sheet-metal cabinet, particularly for drawers, plug-ins, doors, or the like which can be pushed into or swiveled into a sheet-metal...
8296902 Self-aligning door stop  
A self-aligning door stop is taught that consists of a resilient cone shaped body having an apex, a rebated base with a major diameter selected to exceed spacing between a door and a floor upon...
8297463 Closure for an equipment sub  
A closure is shown for an equipment sub. A closure door is carried by a sub body and movable thereto between open and closed positions for providing access to a pressure vessel. Various...
8297667 Lockable latch  
A lockable latch system includes an anchor bar rigidly connected to a vehicle and a rigid hook operably engaged with the anchor bar. A springboard is disposed on the rigid hook. The springboard is...
8291635 Strike-setting assembly for use with an unmanned fishing rod  
A strike-setting assembly for an unmanned fishing rod including a hook-setting device carried by a fishing pole holder is provided. The hook-setting device includes a tether and an efficient,...
8291733 Electric door lock  
An electric door lock includes a transmission wheel driven by a motor and incorporating a spring with a driving end to drive a driven wheel. The transmission wheel and the driven wheel are...
8291732 Retractable hand lever actuator which may be locked in a recess  
A retractable hand lever actuator which can be locked in a trough for driving a latch for a switch cabinet or the like is described. The hand lever is articulated at a drive shaft supported in the...
8292337 Device for controlling a door  
A device for controlling a door, the device having: a body; an electromagnet arranged to generate a magnetic field for retaining the door; a coupling that couples the electromagnet to the body, the...
8292336 Mortise lock assembly  
Several new components are provided for a mortise lock. First, a non-handed clutching assembly, including a pair of spindle hubs rotatable within a pair of outer operating cams, is provided for a...
8293394 Battery cover latching mechanism  
A battery cover latching mechanism is provided. The battery cover latching mechanism includes a body member, a battery cover, and a button mounted on the body member. The body member defines a...