Multiple access locking device

  • US 5,868,015 A
  • Filed: 08/08/1997
  • Issued: 02/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A multiple access locking device capable of being opened by any one of a plurality of different locks to allow at least one of a pair of adjoining barrier members to be moved relative to the other, said device comprising:

  • an elongate locking bar having first and second opposed end portions and defining a central axis, said locking bar further defining an opening spaced from said central axis for receiving a lock;

    a first receptacle member adapted to be secured to one of the barrier members for receiving the first end portion of said locking bar, said first receptacle member defining an opening for receiving a lock;

    a second receptacle member adapted to be secured to the other of the barrier members for receiving the second end portion of said locking bar, said first and second receptacle members and barrier members are adapted to be movable relative to each other when at least one of the first and second end portions of said elongate locking bar is removed from the respective receptacle member; and

    at least one coupling segment having a bore for receiving said elongate locking bar, said segment defining a pair of spaced openings each defining an axis substantially parallel to the axis of said locking bar, one of said spaced openings being adjacent to the opening of said elongate locking bar such that a lock can be inserted through both of the respective adjacent openings, and the other of said spaced openings being adjacent the opening of said first receptacle member such that a lock can be inserted through both of the respective adjacent openings.

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