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US3006675A
US3006675A US715832A US71583258A US3006675A US 3006675 A US3006675 A US 3006675A US 715832 A US715832 A US 715832A US 71583258 A US71583258 A US 71583258A US 3006675 A US3006675 A US 3006675A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05BLOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS
    • E05B9/00Lock casings or latch-mechanism casings ; Fastening locks or fasteners or parts thereof to the wing
    • E05B9/08Fastening locks or fasteners or parts thereof, e.g. the casings of latch-bolt locks or cylinder locks to the wing
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T292/00Closure fasteners
    • Y10T292/62Bolt casings
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T70/00Locks
    • Y10T70/80Parts, attachments, accessories and adjuncts
    • Y10T70/8432For key-operated mechanism
    • Y10T70/8459Housings
    • Y10T70/8486Cylindrical
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T70/00Locks
    • Y10T70/80Parts, attachments, accessories and adjuncts
    • Y10T70/8432For key-operated mechanism
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    • Y10T70/8541Mounting arrangements

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Oct. 31, 1961 F. ERICKSON DOOR LATCH BOLT ASSEMBLY Filed Feb. 17, 1958 f l'azzcz's Afrik/iSO/Z. Wm

orrzeys- United States Patent 3,006,675 DOOR LATCH BOLT ASSEMBLY Francis L. Erickson, Rockford, Ill., assignor to National Lock Co., Rockford, 11]., a corporation of Delaware Filed Feb. 17, 1958, Ser. No. 715,832 2 Claims. (Cl. 292-337) The present invention relates to a latch assembly and more particularly to a novel non-mortise type latch unit for a door lock. 7

Among the more important objects of the present invention is the provision of a novel latch bolt unit or assembly capable of being mounted in a drilled opening in the edge of a door or closure and provided with novel means for self-anchoring the unit in said opening.

A further object of the present invention is the provision of a novel non-mortised latch assembly for a lockset in which the assembly is bodily inserted into an opening in the edge of a wooden door, including a housing containing the latch bolt and novel means on said housing intermediate its ends for positively anchoring the assembly when forced into said opening in the edge of the door.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of a novel non-mortised latch bolt unit, including an assembled latch bolt and housing for a lockset, the latch bolt unit being insertable into a counterbored, drilled opening which conformably receives the complete assembly within the edge of the door, and novel means encompassing the housing for anchoring the unit in the opening without the use of screws or other attaching means.

Unlike prior types of latch bolts requiring a mortise for receiving a large and generally rectangular face plate and screws or the like attaching means for anchoring the face plate in the edge of the door, the present unit is received wholly within a counterbored cylindrical opening prepared by a step drill in a single operation, with the latch unit pressed into and retained within the opening without the use of screws or other external attaching means.

In the present novel assembly, a sleeve having spaced, outwardly projecting anchoring tabs is secured upon the latch bolt housing, and when the assembly is pressed into the preformed opening in the edge of the door these tabs bite into or are embedded in the wood about the opening to securely anchor and retain the assembly in the opening. Thus no exposed screws or other fastening means are required and the installation can be accomplished in less time and with less eiiort and expense than with prior mortise-type latches.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of a novel pre-assembled latch bolt unit adapted to be inserted into an opening in the edge of a door and having circumferentially arranged, self-anchoring projections on the interior of the door and hidden from view, these projections being so arranged as to embed in the wood of the door about the opening when the unit is pressed into this opening when being installed.

Further objects are to provide a construction of maximum simplicity, efficiency, economy and ease of assembly and operation, and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and are inherently possessed thereby.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of an assembled lock or latch construction embodying the present novel latch bolt unit assembled in the edge of a door.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the novel latch bolt unit removed from the door.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view in horizontal cross section through the latch bolt housing but with the latch bolt and its operating mechanism removed, and showing the 3,006,675 Patented Oct. 31, 1961 novel manner in which the housing, anchoring sleeve and the face plate are assembled in an opening in the edge of a door.

FIG. 4 is a view in side elevation of the novel latch bolt housing of FIG. 3 removed from the opening in the door and rotated through an arc of approximately 90.

FIG. 5 is a view in end elevation of the latch bolt housing, the View being taken from the right-hand end of FIG. 4.

Referring more particularly to the disclosure in the drawing and to the illustrative embodiment shown, the present invention comprises a novel latch bolt unit including a latch bolt housing and a latch bolt for a lock construction or lockset for a door or other closure 10 permitting access or passage between rooms or into and out of a room or other enclosure. Such a lock construction preferably includes a knob 11 at one side or the exterior of the door and a knob 12 at the other side or the interior of the door, and a housing 13 mounted within a transverse bore 14 in the door and provided with an escutcheon 15 at each end of the housing and opposite sides of the door.

The operating mechanism for actuating a latch bolt 16 in a latch bolt housing 17 is not disclosed as it forms no part of the present invention, but may be generally of the type disclosed in the North Patent No. 2,733,945, of February 7, 1956, where rotation of either knob permits free access from one room to another, or it may be generally of the type disclosed in any one of the North et a1. Patents No. 2,733,496 of February 7, 1956; No. 2,738,665 of March 20, 1956; or No. 2,739,472 of March 27, 1956, in which the inner knob may be provided with either a push or a turn button for locking the outer knob against free rotation as disclosed in said patents, and the outer knob having means for retracting the latch bolt in an emergency or by means of a key-operated tumbler lock.

The novel latch bolt housing 17 of the present invention is of the non-mortise type and permits quicker and more economical installation of the housing and latch bolt assembly than can be effected with the usual mortised face plate anchored in the edge of the door by screws in the manner shown in the above recited patents.

The latch bolt housing 17 receives the latch bolt 16 which may be retracted by mechanism in the housings 13 and 17 upon rotation of a knob, such mechanism depressing or pushing against the projected end of a longitudinally movable pusher or slide member 18 slidably mounted and guided in the slotted reduced neck 19 of the bolt housing 17 and through mechanism of the type shown in the above patents retracting the latch bolt 16.

The present invention provides means for anchoring the latch bolt housing 17 containing the latch bolt 16 and its retracting mechanism in a drilled opening 21 in the edge of the door 10. Such means comprises a retainer sleeve 22 encompassing the housing 17 and provided at its outer end with an annular or peripheral flange 23 held in abutting relation with an annular or peripheral flange 24 on the adjacent end of the housing 17.

The flanges 23 and 24 are encompassed by an annular lip 25 on the circumference or periphery of a face plate 26 and bent or spun over these abutting flanges, the face plate 26 being slotted at 27 to permit longitudinal movement therethrough of the latching end 28 of the latch bolt 16. This circular face plate conformably covers the forward open end of the housing 17 and is transversely slotted at 29 and therebetween provided with an inturned tongue 31 received in aligned slots in the flanges 23 and 24, thereby locking these flanges and the lip 25 against rotation.

providing the counterbore or stepped enlargement 32 conformably receiving the annular lip 25 and contained i-flanges ,24 and 23' on the housing 17 and retaining sleeve .22, respectively. The retaining sleeve 22 is provided with a plurality of spaced, outwardly projecting and substantially triangular. tabs,-tongues or projections 33 adapted to extend into or embed themselves in'the wood about the drilled opening 21. By means of these tabs or tongues,

the latch bolt assembly is securely anchored in the drilled opening 211 with theface plate 26 disposed flush with'the edge of the door with its lip 25 conformably received in the counterbore 32; The front edge of the latch bolt assembly is shown beveled and the face plate inclined to match the bevel of the edge of the standard door.

'forced into the opening. This novel assembly with its anchoring means requires no screws or. auxiliary attaching means and neither does it require the usual mortised face plate. a e 7 Having thus disclosed the invention, I claim: 1. In a door latch bolt assembly for a lockset in which said assembly is bodily received in a cylindrical opening in the edge of a Wooden door, said latch bolt assembly including a latch bolt housing having a cylindrical part and a latch bolt contained therein, a cylindrical sleeve mounted on and telescoping one end of said cylindrical part of the housing and provided with circumferentially spaced outwardly and forwardly projectingtabs, said sleeve and housing each having at one .end a radially outwardly projecting flange with the flanges in abutting relation, and a circular face plate bridging the outer end of said housing and provided with an annular lip encompassing and joining the flanges on the telescoping ends of said housing and sleeve and having a slot for passage of the latch bolt, said latch bolt assembly when installed in an opening in the edge of the door having its face plate received in said opening so as to lie flush with the edge of the door and said tabs are anchored in the wood about said opening and provide the sole retaining means for said assembly.

2. In a door latch bolt assembly for a lockset as set .forth in claim 1, in which said circular face plate provides an annular enlargement at the outer end of said housing with said housing and enlargement being conformably receiving in said opening. 7

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,829,814 Schlage Nov. 3, 1931 2,016,196 Handfield -4 Oct. 1, 1935 2,103,987 'Kistner Dec. 28, 1937 2,508,702 Baume May 23, 1950 2,578,873 Young Dec. 18, 1951 2,703,725 Vagi Mar. 8, 1955 UNITED :STATES- PATENT. OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. e ooe me I October 31. 1961 Francis L Erickson 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.

Column 2 line 30 for "2,733 496" read 2 733 946 column 4 line 21 for "receiving" .read received a Signed and sealedihis 10th day of April 1962.,

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ERNEST W. SWIDER AVID L LADD A g Offlcel' 7 Commissioner of Patents

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US3190683A (en) * 1963-02-07 1965-06-22 Schlage Lock Co Retainer and tubular latch housing
US3257136A (en) * 1963-10-28 1966-06-21 Russell Reversible latch unit for a unit lock
US4731900A (en) * 1986-04-29 1988-03-22 Ajusto Equipment Limited Partnership Tubular chair leg formed for direct mounting of caster or glide
US5474346A (en) * 1993-05-10 1995-12-12 Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Face plate adapted to be inserted into a bore of a door
USRE37916E1 (en) * 1996-06-28 2002-12-03 Ashland Products, Inc. Snap on latch mechanism for a sash window
ES2313856A1 (en) * 2008-07-22 2009-03-01 Antonio Coll Mora Locking device for closures
US20090307979A1 (en) * 2008-06-11 2009-12-17 Glen Wolf Tilt latch
EP2136020A1 (en) 2008-06-19 2009-12-23 Leonard Frank Highfield Fitting door furniture
GB2487211A (en) * 2011-01-13 2012-07-18 Tony Wayne Hedges Circular latch plate
US10829954B2 (en) * 2016-09-19 2020-11-10 Level Home, Inc. Door lock bolt plate pivot system, and associated structures and methods

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US2103987A (en) * 1937-02-23 1937-12-28 Kistner Lock & Appliance Compa Sash lock securing device
US2508702A (en) * 1945-11-24 1950-05-23 Betty L Baume Lock or latch bolt mount
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US1829814A (en) * 1928-04-18 1931-11-03 Schlage Lock Co Door latch
US2016196A (en) * 1934-01-02 1935-10-01 Handfield Albert Sash fastener
US2103987A (en) * 1937-02-23 1937-12-28 Kistner Lock & Appliance Compa Sash lock securing device
US2508702A (en) * 1945-11-24 1950-05-23 Betty L Baume Lock or latch bolt mount
US2578873A (en) * 1948-11-15 1951-12-18 Nat Brass Co Latch case
US2703725A (en) * 1951-05-08 1955-03-08 Louis D Vagi Door fastener

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US3190683A (en) * 1963-02-07 1965-06-22 Schlage Lock Co Retainer and tubular latch housing
US3257136A (en) * 1963-10-28 1966-06-21 Russell Reversible latch unit for a unit lock
US4731900A (en) * 1986-04-29 1988-03-22 Ajusto Equipment Limited Partnership Tubular chair leg formed for direct mounting of caster or glide
US5474346A (en) * 1993-05-10 1995-12-12 Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Face plate adapted to be inserted into a bore of a door
USRE37916E1 (en) * 1996-06-28 2002-12-03 Ashland Products, Inc. Snap on latch mechanism for a sash window
US20090307979A1 (en) * 2008-06-11 2009-12-17 Glen Wolf Tilt latch
EP2136020A1 (en) 2008-06-19 2009-12-23 Leonard Frank Highfield Fitting door furniture
GB2460899A (en) * 2008-06-19 2009-12-23 Leonard Frank Highfield Method of fitting a door latch in the stile of a door
US20090315339A1 (en) * 2008-06-19 2009-12-24 Highfield Leonard Frank Fitting door furniture
ES2313856A1 (en) * 2008-07-22 2009-03-01 Antonio Coll Mora Locking device for closures
WO2010037874A1 (en) * 2008-07-22 2010-04-08 Antonio Coll Morla Locking device for closures
GB2487211A (en) * 2011-01-13 2012-07-18 Tony Wayne Hedges Circular latch plate
US10829954B2 (en) * 2016-09-19 2020-11-10 Level Home, Inc. Door lock bolt plate pivot system, and associated structures and methods

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