Patent Number: 8,869,576

Title: Rotary electronic utility box locking system

Abstract: A rotary electronic locking system for locking utility box or storage compartments installed on trucks or other vehicles, using a remote device like a remote key fob to lock and unlock the storage compartments, or by wiring the system to the vehicle's factory-installed electronic door lock system and utilizing the remote device supplied with the factory-installed electronic door lock system to lock and unlock the storage compartments. The rotary electronic locking system operates independently from the existing handles on the storage compartments. It may be used as a primary or secondary locking system, providing additional security. The system includes a rotating rod assembly with strikers, which is rotated by an electronic actuator causing the strikers to engage with or disengage from striker plates attached to the interior of the storage compartments. A wireless remote device is used to signal the electronic actuator to rotate the rotating rod assembly or, if the system is wired into the factory-installed electronic door lock system, the remote device that operates the door locking system may be used to signal the electronic actuator to rotate the rotating rod assembly to lock or unlock the storage compartment doors.

Inventors: O'Leary; Kevin Daniel (Fresno, CA), Contente; Monty Andrew (Fresno, CA)

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International Classification: B60R 25/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00