Patent Number: 9,970,215

Title: Actuating assembly for a latching system

Abstract: An actuating assembly of a locking system (200) to operate a displaceable component of a latching system (210), includes: (i) a first member (24) which is connected or connectable to the displaceable component of the latching system (210); (ii) a second member (26), the first and second members (24, 26) being disconnectably connectable to each other, with the first and second members (24, 26) being in an inoperative configuration when they are disconnected from each other such that the second member (26) is displaceable independently of the first member (24), and the first and second members (24, 26) being in an operative configuration when they are connected to each other such that displacement of the second member (26) causes the first member (24) to be displaced; (iii) a first actuating sub-assembly (46) including a first key receiver (230) for receiving a non-mechanical first key in the form of a predetermined electromagnetic signal transmitted via a cellular telecommunications network from the communications facility (224) of a monitoring facility (227) to an electronic controller (228); (iv) a second actuating sub-assembly (52) which is operable by a second key (226), the second actuating sub-assembly (52) being operably connected to the second member (26) and being configured, when actuated by the second key (226), to cause the second member (26) to be displaced, thereby to cause the first member (24) to be displaced when the first and second members (24, 26) are in their operative configuration; and (v) a timer for determining the time from receipt of a first key by the first actuating sub-assembly (46), wherein the first actuating subassembly (46) is configured, upon: (i) receipt of the first key, to cause the first and second members (24, 26) to assume their operative configuration; and (ii) elapse of a preset time stored in a storage means (236) measured by the timer from receipt of a first key by the first actuating sub-assembly (46), to cause the first and second members (24, 26) to assume their inoperative configuration.

Inventors: Risi; Bryan Michael (Gauteng, ZA)

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International Classification: G05B 19/00 (20060101); E05B 47/06 (20060101); E05B 47/00 (20060101); G07C 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-05-15 0:00:00