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8393682 Seat back locking device for automobile  
A seat back locking device for an automobile for a seat back 5 configured so as to be capable of being changed from an upright position to a folded-down position and vice versa, including a locking...
8393655 Slam catch for trailer gates and the like  
A slam catch that holds a side-load trailer gate or door in a closed position relative to the body of a trailer having a primary gate closure mechanism by which the trailer gate is fully secured in...
8393654 Turn-button with leading helical end portion  
A turn-button for a lockset includes a head portion and a shaft extending from the head portion. The shaft has a leading helical end portion.
8393652 Shape-memory alloy actuator and latches including same  
An SMA actuator includes an SMA element having a first end, a second end, and a central portion therebetween, the SMA element being oriented so that the first and second ends are adjacent one...
8393650 Hands-free trailer latching and releasing mechanism for a boat  
The invention relates to a mechanism that attaches and releases a boat or personal watercraft or the like to a trailer or lift or the like and includes a trigger which can move between a secured...
8393653 Magnetic safety latch  
A magnetic latch for a gate has first and second units for mounting on a gate and a gate post respectively. The first unit has a displaceable latch element displaceably mounted in a support in a...
8393187 Remotely operated locking paddle handle latch assembly  
A locking paddle handle assembly for closures has a housing with a paddle handle pivotally mounted therein, a latch which latches and unlatches the closure upon rotation of the paddle handle, and...
8393651 Safety device, and opening and closing mechanism  
A safety device with a push-push type latch device latching and releasing a movable body to a main body by a push operation, has a circulation cam groove provided in the movable body; a responding...
8393039 Lawn sweeper assembly with tilt-able hopper and latch assembly and method of use thereof  
The present disclosure relates to a lawn sweeper designed to collect debris, such as grass clippings and leaves, from a surface such as a lawn, and more particularly to a lawn sweeper with a...
8387970 Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus  
A sheet feeding device includes a sheet storage portion mounted on a device main body so as to be drawn from the device main body and the sheet storage portion stores sheets, a sheet feeding...
8388030 Door latch device in a motor vehicle  
A door latch device in a motor vehicle comprises an engagement portion including a latch which engages with a striker of a vehicle body. The door latch device comprises an inner lever connected to...
8388029 Lock having a single switch  
The invention concerns a lock provided with a single switch to indicate the “open” or “closed” state of said lock, comprising an actuator (5, 6) acting on a kinematic chain (7) to produce the fun...
8388040 Lock-out device for vehicle compartment with lid  
A lock-out device is provided for a vehicle compartment having a lid. The lock-out device allows a closed compartment lid to remain closed during an acceleration event, without the use of a latch....
8392296 Active container management system  
A system for monitoring chain of custody of contents of a container includes a lock mechanism configured to lock at least one door of the container in a closed position, a housing enclosing at...
8382167 Liftgate latch linear cable switch  
A latch system for a liftgate of a motor vehicle. The system includes a handle rotatable relative to the liftgate. The system also includes a switch having a first contact biased apart from a...
8382169 Device for securing doors using magnetic attraction  
A device for securing or stopping a door relative to a stationary structure by means of magnetic attraction. In a secured position, a tilt element engages a counter-element due to magnetic...
8382166 High security lock for door  
A high security locking system can be used in a conventional pivot door adapted for use with a latch and deadbolt lock combination. The high security system can be a multi-point lock, received in a...
8382171 Self-adjusting striker assembly  
A self-adjusting striker assembly, for use with a box having a lid, a box body and a latch, includes a striker bar mounted to the lid which is operative to move linearly relative to the latch in...
8382170 Door handle device  
A door handle device for a vehicle is arranged in a door thereof. The door handle device includes a support member, door handle, lock detection electrode, and capacitance sensor. The door handle...
8381557 Multi-functional combination glass door handle lock  
The invention comprises an adjustable door handle and an electronic or mechanical lock. The length of right outer handle, which is an adjustable handle and with cylindrical shape could be cut to...
8382168 Magnetic latch mechanism  
A latch with dual rotary magnets is disclosed. The latch is particularly suited for releasably securing dual doors of a compartment in the closed position. Each rotary magnet helps secure in a...
8381554 Lock-protecting hasp apparatus  
A lock-protecting hasp apparatus for use on a container having a door movable between closed and open positions and including a first hasp, mounted to an exterior surface of the door, and a second...
8385063 Electronic device  
An electronic device includes a body, a cover, a sliding apparatus, and a latch assembly. The body defines two sliding slots. The sliding apparatus is received in the two sliding slots and is...
8376421 Magnetic gate latch device  
A magnetic gate latch device to secure a gate in a locked position to a fence or other barrier to close or block a portal formed therein comprising a latch assembly including a lower latch pin...
8376418 Gasket-compensating latch mechanism  
A latch for an appliance or the like provides a floating bolt assembly spring biasing a door against a sealing gasket in different positions depending on gasket compliance. A lock provides a stop...
8376419 Vehicle door latch device  
A vehicle door latch device, comprising: a housing provided in a vehicle door; a latch rotatably supported by the housing, wherein a striker provided in the vehicle body can be fitted to the latch;...
8376417 Door latch apparatus for vehicle  
A door latch apparatus for a vehicle includes a latch, a pawl, a motor, a release power transmitting mechanism, an active rotary member arranged in a standby area in a normal state, a driven...
8376415 Multiple door locking control  
The method of controlling unlocking of one or both side by side doors, that include providing two rotary input devices; providing a first mechanism responsive to rotation of one of the devices, to...
8376425 Automotive door striker  
Automotive door striker having a center-mounted hex nut integrally formed as part of the striker pin. A rotatable elastomeric sleeve is provided for noise reduction. A baseplate connects the...
8375478 Walk-in bathtub with water-proof door and sealing mechanism  
A walk-in bathtub has an outward swinging door mounted on a door jam. The door is provided with a latching mechanism that includes an extendible latching pin for receipt within a latch receiver in...
8376422 Door latch assembly and methods of use thereof  
A door latch assembly is attachable to a door jamb. The door latch assembly includes a base member and an extension member. The base member is mountable to the door jamb. The extension member is...
8376416 Latch system for a door of an automobile  
A system is provided for latching a door of an automobile. The system includes, but is not limited to, a first power source, second power source, a latch for the door coupled to the first power...
8376424 Door handle assembly for automotive vehicle  
A door handle assembly for an automotive vehicle including a handle chassis and a handle strap having a lever actuator. A rotatable lever in contact with the lever actuator is mounted upon a...
8376423 Mechanism for locking a door of an electric household appliance  
A mechanism for locking a door of an electric household appliance is improved in that a slider jaw is hinged to a body of a slider in such manner that, by its tooth, it snaps or releases a head of...
8376420 Magnetic locking device  
A closing and opening device for a furniture element is mounted movably on an item of furniture. The device includes a lockable ejection device for moving the movable furniture element out of a...
8375751 Lockable enclosure  
A locking arrangement includes a latch assembly, a locking mechanism, and a user operable opening member. The locking mechanism holds the latch assembly in a latching position when the locking...
8376414 Two-point lock for sliding door  
A multi-point latch assembly having a single adjustment point for shifting the position of two or more latching members. The latch mechanism includes a housing and a carrier assembly received in...
8376478 Tamper-evident fastener  
A container is described. The container includes a receptacle, lid, and fastener. The receptacle includes a latch. The lid is coupled to the receptacle and moves between an open and a closed...
8371627 Latch-bolt mechanism operable to allow for idle rotation of an exterior handle  
A latch-bolt mechanism includes a housing, a latch-bolt, and a drive member. The latch-bolt is movable between an extended position and a retracted position, and includes a bolt body and an...
8371626 Fuselage door self-locking pin latch  
Latch systems for use in aircraft are disclosed. One system includes a frame, a pin at least partially inside frame, an interface portion, and a link. Pin has proximal and distal ends and is...
8371539 Remote control retainer  
A shaft 14 is provided on the opposite side of the side provided with a locking mechanism 7 in a remote control; a remote control holder 3 has provided thereon a bearing section 15 abutting on the...
8366156 Cart with flexible latch  
A cart has a container body and a lid rotatably affixed to the container body so as to be selectively rotated between an open position and a closed position. A latch has a first end adapted to be...
8366158 Latch direction change structure of lock  
A latch direction change structure of lock includes a fixed member and a movable member each having front and rear vertical walls that form through holes and a horizontal connection wall connected...
8366157 Door lock  
This invention relates to a door lock comprising a lock body (3) fitted with a front plate and a bolt (4). The transfer of external force to the locking piece (5) in the lock body is reduced. The...
8366160 High strength electric door strike with gravity fed locking member  
A high strength electrically operable door strike having a simplified design and a gravity fed locking member. The strike comprises two solenoids operating in opposite directions wherein one...
8365561 Electric door lock  
An electric door lock includes a door latch mechanism movable between latching and unlatching positions, a manual operation mechanism, and first and second rotatable members. The manual operation...
8366159 Multi-lever bi-directional inertia catch mechanism  
An inertia blocking mechanism operably connected to a door handle on a vehicle having a handle chassis. A counterweight is operably connected to the handle chassis and is pivotally rotatable about...
8359722 Magnetic repair kit for latches and mailbox latch repair method  
A mailbox door latch retrofitting kit that uses a magnet attached to the interior of the mailbox to magnetically engage the door of a mailbox, or to magnetically engage a metal disk attached to the...
8359712 Vehicle door outer handle device  
In a vehicle door outer handle device, an inwardly recessed housing recess is provided in a base member fixed to a vehicle door; an outer handle having an operation portion is pivotably supported...
8360447 Airline cart  
A cart for distributing for instance food in aisles of airplanes is described. The cart comprises a cabinet-shaped body (10) as well as a door (20) coupled hingedly to the body, capable of being...