Portable anti-theft locking anchor

  • US 6,321,579 B1
  • Filed: 09/01/2000
  • Issued: 11/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A locking apparatus utilizable for engagement with a security slot, comprising:

  • a cylindrical body having a latch end and a recessed area formed coaxially within the body, wherein the latch end has a latch opening contiguous with the recessed area and a pair of latch protrusions spaced apart on either side of the latch opening and extending from the latch end of the body parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body for mating engagement with the security slot; and

    a hook arm assembly fitted within the recessed area proximate to the latch end of the body, including a pivot point centrally located on the hook arm assembly and defining a pivot axis which is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body, a lever arm rigidly extending longitudinally from the pivot point along the axis of the body into the recessed area, and a latch arm extending longitudinally from the pivot point out the latch opening and between said protrusions, said latch arm including a flanged lip on one end adjacent to the protrusions and adapted for mating engagement with the security slot;

    wherein operable rotation of the lever arm about the pivot point axis causes the flanged lip of the latch arm to move in a substantially perpendicular path relative to the longitudinal axis of the body to either engage with or release from the security slot.

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