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Publication numberUS3187526 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1965
Filing dateAug 13, 1962
Priority dateAug 13, 1962
Publication numberUS 3187526 A, US 3187526A, US-A-3187526, US3187526 A, US3187526A
InventorsCharles C Moler
Original AssigneeOverhead Door Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lock means for vertical slidable doors
US 3187526 A
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June 8, 1965 c. c. MoLER 3,187,526

LOCK MEANS FOR VERTICAL SLIDABLE DOORS Filed Aug. 13, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEYl June 8, 1965 C. C, MQLER 3,187,526

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INVENTOR.

j?" BY @mw ATTORNEY.

United States Patent O 3,187,526 LGCK MEANS FR VERTICAL SLIDABLE DOQRS Charles C. Meier, Hartford City, Ind., Y'assigner to @verhead Door Corporation, Hartford City, Mich.

Filed Aug. 13, 1962, Ser. No. 216,414 14 Claims. (CL' 7-100) This invention relates to lock and handle means for main objects of this invention vertically acting doors. The

are, Y i.

First, to provide `a door lock and door manipulating handle means which includes means yfor locking the door, preventing opening thereof from the outer side of the door. While permitting opening lfrom the inner side of the door when said -outer side means is locked.

Second, to provide a door locking and manipulating means having the stated advantages which is easily manipulated for opening the locked door from the inner side thereof.

type, the door and the track beingrshown mainly in `conventional form. y

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary inside .view -With the bolts in Vprojected position.

PEG. 3 is a fragmentary View corresponding t-o that of i F16. Z'With the bolts in retracted position, their` projected position being indicated by dotted lines.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary View on a line corresponding to `line 4-4 of FIG. 3. Y

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary'sectional view corre-spending to that of FIG. 4 lwith the'inner bolt actuating member,

retracted or disengaged from the spindle coupling mernber to prevent operation of the bolts from the outside of the door when the door is locked, but one in which the Y bolts can be disengaged 4from their keepers lfrom the inside of the door. i

FIG. 6 is .ayfragmentary v iew in section on a line corresponding to line 6--6 of FIG. 2.

in the accompanying drawing, I illustrate my invention .i

in connection with an upwardly act-ing door, designated generally by the numeral =1, and comprising four section-s 2 hingedly connected by hing-es y3. The door frame, designated `generally by the numeral 4, is provided with tracks 5 engaged by rollers d mounted on the .door desirably on the hinges. This feat-ure, however, 'forms no part of the present invention and therefore the details are not illustrated. The tracks include horizontal portions to' Isupportedly receive the door when in its open position, but these are not illustrated as such tracks are well known and in extensive commercial use, I

The lock means of the embodiment of my invention illustrated comprise a pair of elongated bar-like bolts 7 Which are slidably mounted at their outer ends on the supporting bracket-like Way members 8 of angled cross section and having holes 9 therein slidably receiving the 3,187,526 Patented June 8, 19165 ice bolts. `Desirably these way members 8 have vertical slots 10 with which the screws 11 are clampingly engaged to align the outer ends of the bolts with the slet-like keeper openings 12 provided therefor in the rails 5. The bolts when in retracted position as shown in FIG. 3 clear Othe `rails and they lie entirely on the inner side of the door.

The bolt actuating `and locking means comprise -the spindle 13 rotatablymounted on the bracket 14 which is secured to the outer side of the door by the screws 15. The handle 16 which is lan integral part of the lock uni-t 17 is mounted on the outer end of t-he spindle 13 and -is connected to and disengaged from the outside of the door by means of the key 18 shown by dotted lines in FIG. 5. The details of 'the key controlled lock means are not illustrated, as lock means for handles of the type illustrated are widely -used commercially. It will be understood that the lock means is designedto detachably connect the han- 4die to the spindle, that is, when the lock means is adjusted side of the bracket is a coupling member 22 having an ,opening 23 therein adapted to receive the lug or detent 24 .on .the inner bolt actuating member 25, which is provided with a handle 26 at its upper end land has an opening 27 therein through Which 'the spindle projects and dimen- ,sioned topermit tilting of the bolt actuating member 25 relative to the-spindle, see FIGS. 4 and 5.

1 `One of the bolts 7 is connected 'to the member 25 by the pivot 28 disposed above the spindle 13 and` the other -by the pivot 29 disposed below the spindle. The bolts are simultaneously projected and retracted by manipulation of the handle 16 from the outside of the door when the handle is operatively connected to the spindle. and the 4bolts may be manipulated from the inside of the door by means ofthe handle 26 with the handle 16 in locked or unlocked position by disengaging the lug 24 from the keeper porti-on 23 on the coupling member 22, `as is illus- `trated in FIG. 5. The spring 37 on the spindle automati- .Gally engages the lug 24 of the coupling member when the bolts are in projected position. To insure complete actuation of the bolts 7 to and from their locking and their unlockingpositions, I provide the rod-like spring support "member 30 having 'an eye 31 at its upper end which engages the pin or stud 29 connecting .one of the bolt members 7 to the lower end of the bolt actuating and coupling member 25.

The coiled spring 32 is mounted on this member 3.0 which is reciprocatingly supported and guided by the :forwWardly projecting lug 33 on the lower end of the bracket r19, the rod 30 -being slidably and guidingly disposed `through a hole 34 provided `therefor in the bracket 33. .The member 30 is provided with a spring thrust collar 35 Afor the upper end of the spring. :As illustrated in FIG. 3 by full lines and dotted lines, lthe connection to the bolt actuating member is such that the spring acts to hold the `bolt actuating member in bolt retracting position as illusy tratedby full lines in FIG. 3 and in its actuated position bydotted lines in FIG. 3.

Vare in retracted position, 4see FIG. 3. The handle 26, in

the embodiment illustrated, serves as a sto-p to engage the other lbolt 7 when the parts are adjusted to bolt projecting position, `see FIG. 2. With the par-ts thus arranged, upwardly acting or vertically acting doors of substantial Width may be elf-ectively locked in closed position and at the same time when locked against any lmanipulation from outside the bolts may be retracted from the inner side of the door yand the door may be closed and manipulated from the inner side of the door without unlocking the lock unit 17 of the handle 16.

I have illustrated and described my invention in a highl1y practical-commercial embodiment thereof. I have not attemptedto illustrate and describe other modifications or embodiments, as it is believed that this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt my invention as may be desired. t

Having thus described the invention, what 'is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly including a door and upright rails with which the door lis associated for vertical adjustment to and from closed position, a lock means comprising a pair of elongated through which said spindle projects and having an inwardly projecting lug at its-lower end, an inner bolt actuating member provided with a handpiece and having an opening therein through which saidspindle projects dimensioned to permit rotative and tilting movement thereof relative to the spindle, one of said bolts being pivotally connected thereto above the spindle and the other below the spindle, a thrust spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle disposed between said bracket and said inner actuating member and having an opening therein, said inner actuating member being provided with a detent detachably engageable with said opening in said coupling member on said spindle, a spring support member slidably disposed through said lug and having an eye at its upper end engaged with the pivotal connection for the bolt to the lower end of said inner bolt actuating member, and a coiled spring disposed on said spring support member with its lower end in supporting engagement with said lug on said bracket.

2. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a

lock means comprising a pair of bolts disposed on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door adjacent its side edges, keepers for said bolts positioned to receive the bolts when the door is in closed position, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably mounted on the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on the outer side of the door provided with a key actuated connection to said spindle, a bracket mounted on the inner side of the door and having an opening therein through which said spindle projects, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member disposed on the inner side of the door and rotatably and tiltably mounted on said spindle, one of said bolts being pivotally connected to said actuating member above the spindle and the other below the spindle, a thrust spring mounted-on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle between said bracket and said inner actuating member, said inner actuating member 4 v being provided with a detent detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle, a spring support and thrust member pivotally connected to said inner bolt actuating member and slidably engaged with said bracket, and a coiled spring disposed on said spring support member with its lower end in supporting engagement with said bracket.

3. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a pair of bolts disposed on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door adjacent its side edges, keepers for said bolts positioned to receive the bolts when the door is in closed position, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably mounted on` the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on ,through which said spindle projects, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member disposed on the inner side of the door and rotatably and tiltably'mounted on said spindle, one of said bolts being Vpivotally connected to said actuating member above the spindle and the other below the spindle, a thrust spring lmounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle between said bracket and said inner actuating member, said inner actuating member being provided with ay detent detachably engageable with said coupling member `on said spindle.

4. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a bolt disposed on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the v door adjacent an edge thereof, a keeper for said bolt Y fconnection to said spindle, a bracket mounted on the inner side of the door and having an opening therein through which said spindle projects, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member disposed on the inner side of the door and rotatably and tiltably mounted on said spindle, said bolt being pivotally connected to said actuating member in spaced relation to said spindle, a thrust spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle between said bracket and said inner actuating member, said inner actuating member being provided with a detent detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle, a spring support and thrust member pivotally connected to said inner bolt actuating member and slidably engaged With said bracket, a coiled spring disposed on said spring support member with its lower end in supporting engagement with said bracket, and stop means for said actuating means on said actuating member coacting with said bolt.

5. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a bolt disposed on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door adjacent an edge thereof, a keeper for said bolt positioned to receive the bolt when the door is in closed position, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably mounted on the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on the outer side of the door provided with a key actuated connection to said spindle, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member disposed on the inner side of the door and rotatably and tiltably mounted on said spindle, said bolt being pivotally connected to said actuating member in spaced relation to said spindle, a thrust spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, and a coupling member on said spindle between said bracket and said inner actuating member, said inner actuating member disposed on the inner side of the bracket and provided with a handpiece and having an opening therein through which said spindle projects permitting rotative and tilting movement of the member relative to the spindle, one of` said bolts being pivotally'connected thereto above the spindle and the other below the spindle, a spring mounted on said` spindle at the outer side of ,said inner bolt actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle disposed between said, bracket and said inner actuating member and having an opening therein, said inner actuating member being provided with a detent detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle, a spring support member having an eye at its upper end engaged with the pivotal connection forthe bolt connected to the lower end of said inner bolt actuating member, and a coiled spring disposed on said spring support member with its lower end in supporting engagement with said lug on said bracket. Y

7. A lock means comprising a pair of oppositely projecting bolts, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle 1 having ahandle adapted to be positioned on theouter side of a door provided with a key actuated connection means to said spindle, a bracket adapted to be mounted on the inner side of a door and having anopening therein through which said spindle projects and having an inwardly projecting lug at its lower end, a manually manipulatable member disposed on the inner side of the door i and provided with a handpiece and having an opening therein through which said spindle projects permitting rotative and tilting movement of the member relative to the spindle, one of said bolts being pivotally connected thereto above the spindle and the other below the spindle, a spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner bolt actuating member, and a coupling member on said spindle disposed 1oetween said bracket and said inner actuating member and having an opening therein, said inner actuating member being provided `with a detent detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle. t

8. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a pair of bolts disposed on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door adjacent its side edges, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably `mounted on the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on the outer side of the door provided with a key actuated connection to said spindle, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member rotatably and tiltably mounted on said spindle for rotatable and longitudinal adjustment relative thereto, said bolts being connected to said actuating member on opposite sides of said spindle, a thrust spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle, said inner actuating member being provided with means detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle, and spring means acting to hold said bolt actuating member in its adjusted position.`

9.1m combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a pair of bolts disposed ,on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door adjacent its side edges, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably mounted on the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on the outer side of the door provided with a key actuated connection to said spindle, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member rotatably and tiltably mounted on said spindle for rotatable and longitudinal adjustment relative thereto, said bolts being connected to said actuating member on opposite sides of said spindle, a thrust spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of saidinner actuating member, and a coupling member on Ysaid spindle, said inner actuatirigmember being provided with means detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle;

1t?. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a bolt disposed on the inner side Vof the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably mounted on the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on the outer side of the door provided with a key actuated connection to said spindle, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member rotatably and tiltably mounted on said "spindle for rotatable and longitudinal adjustment relative thereto, said bolt being connected to said actuating member in laterally spaced relation to said spindle, a thrust spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, a coupling member on said spindle, saidinner actuating member being provided with means detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle, and spring means acting to hold said actuating member in its adjusted position.

1l. In combination, a vertically acting door assembly, a lock means comprising a bolt disposed on the inner side of the door and slidably and tiltably supported on the door, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle disposed through and rotatably mounted on the door and projecting inwardly therefrom and having a handle on the outer side of the door provided with a key actuated connection to said spindle, a manually adjustable bolt actuated member rotatably and tiltably mounted on said i spindle for rotatable and longitudinal adjustment relative spring mounted on said spindle at the outer side of said inner actuating member, and a coupling member on said spindle, said inner actuating member being provided with means detachably engageable with said coupling member on said spindle.

12. A lock means comprising a pair of oppositely projecting bolts, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle adapted to be disposed through a door and having a handle adapted to be positioned on the outer side of the door through which the spindle is disposed and provided with a key actuated connection to the spindle, a manually adjustablefbolt actuating member adapted to be positioned on the inner side of a door on which said spindle is disposed for longitudinal adjustment relative to said spindle, said spindle being provided with a coupling member with which s aid bolt actuating member is releasably engaged, said bolts being connected to said bolt actuating member Von opposite sides of said spindle, means acting to releasably hold said bolt actuating member in engagement with said coupling member, and spring means acting to hold said actuating member in its bolt projecting and bolt retracting positions.

13. A lock means comprising a pair of oppositely projecting bolts, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle adapted to be disposed through a door and having a handle adapted to be positioned on the outer side of the door through which the spindle is disposed and provided with a key actuated connection to the spindle, an inner bolt actuating member provided with a handpiece and adapted to be positioned on the inner side of the door and operatively associated with said spindle for lateral and longitudinal adjustment relative thereto, said spindle being provided with a coupling member with which said bolt actuating' member is releasably engaged, saidbolts being connected to said bolt actuating member on opposite sides of said spindle, and means acting to releasably hold said bolt actuatingrmember in engagement with said coupling member. p

14. A lock means comprising a bolt, bolt actuating means comprising a spindle adapted to be disposed through a door and having a handle` adapted to be positioned on the outer side of'the door through which the spindle is disposed and provided With a key actuated connection to the spindle, an inner bolt actuating member provided with a handpiece and adapted to be positioned on the inner side of th'e door and operatively associated with said spindle for lateral and longitudinal adjustment relative thereto, said yspindle being provided with a coupling member with which said bolt actuating member is releasably engaged, said bolts being connected to said bolt 8 Y actuating'member in spaced relation to said spindle,v a spring means acting to hold said bolt actuating member in releasable engagement With said coupling member, and spring means acting to hold -said actuating member in its bolt projecting and bolt retracting positions.

Y References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTSY 1,827,979 10/31 Floraday 70-221 2,124,970 7/38 Bagley 70-100 X 2,169,692. 8/39 V'Hansen 292-5 2,511,522 6/50 Williams Q 70221 ALBERT H. KAMPE, Primary Examiner;

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent Noe 3,187,526 June 8, 1965 Charles C Moler It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numbered patent requiring correction and that the said Letters Patent should read as corrected below.

In the grant, lines 2 and 3, for "Hartford City, Michigan," read Y- Hartford City, Indiana, in the heading to the printed specification, line 4, for "Hartford City, Micha" read Hartford City, Ind

Signed and sealed this 21st day of December 1965.

(SEAL) Attest:

ERNEST W. SWIDER EDWARD I. BRENNER Attesting Officer i Commissioner of Patents

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Classifications
U.S. Classification70/100, 70/114, 292/7, 292/66
International ClassificationE05C9/04, E05B65/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05C9/043, E05B65/0021
European ClassificationE05C9/04E, E05B65/00G