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Almblad Robert E: Reinforced shank plastic key.. Almblad Donald F, March 8, 1989: EP0305953-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

A molded plastics material key (10) having a handle (11), a shank (12) and a bit (13) and including a shank (12) reinforced to withstand torque applied through the head when resistance to turning is encountered after the key (10) is inserted into a lock. The reinforcement can include integrally mold ...


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Almblad Robert E, Blin John, Jurczak Paul: Method and apparatus for automatically making keys. Almblad Robert E, MCKENNA Michael R, June 27, 1996: WO/1996/019309 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a key making machine that automatically extracts characteristics of an object key without human intervention. An object key (32) is automatically aligned, key characteristics extracted and compared with known key manufactures' information stored in memory, an appropriate key ...


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Almblad Robert E: Reinforced shank plastic key.. Mitsubishi, August 4, 1993: EP0553900-A2

A flat plastic operational key (27) replaces a corresponding metal key, but is geometrically dissimilar to the metal key. The plastic key (27) includes a shortened key alignment groove (31) relative to the length of the key alignment groove utilized in the corresponding metal key. The shortened key ...


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Almblad Robert E, Blin John, Jurczak Paul: Method and apparatus for automatically making keys. Almblad Robert E, October 8, 1997: EP0799105-A1

The invention relates to a key making machine that automatically extracts characteristics of an object key without human intervention. An object key (32) is automatically aligned, key characteristics extracted and compared with known key manufactures' information stored in memory, an appropriate key ...


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Almblad Robert E: Key positioning fixture. Axxess Tech, March 27, 1996: GB2293341-A

A key positioning fixture facilitates the accurate duplication of double-sided key on a key cutting machine and includes a first key alignment element 1150 having an upper clamping element 1152 with a first clamping surface 1154 and a lower clamping element 1156 with a second clamping surface 1158. ...


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Almblad Robert E, Blin John, Jurczak Paul: Method and apparatus for automatically making keys. Almblad Robert E, November 7, 2001: EP1150793-A1

The invention relates to an improved key making machine (2, 4, 22) that automatically extracts characteristics of an object key (32) without human intervention. The position and alignment of the object key is automatically determined, key characteristics extracted and compared with known key manufac ...


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Almblad Robert E, Mueller Mike A, Heredia George L: Methode et appareil pour aligner et tailler des cles simples ou doubles, Method and apparatus for aligning and cutting single-sided and double-sided keys. Axxess Entry Technologies, BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, January 7, 1997: CA2147515

First and second cutter head assemblies each include a key follower positioned at a first elevation and a spaced apart cutting wheel positioned at a second elevation. The key followers trace the bitted surfaces of a master key while the cutting wheels move with the key followers and duplicate bitted ...


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Almblad Robert E: Dispositif pour positionner une cle dans une machine a tailler des cles, Key positioning fixture for a key cutting machine. The Hillman Group, SMART & BIGGAR, CA2159048

A key positioning fixture facilitates the accurate duplication of double-sided key on a key cutting machine and includes a first key alignment element having an upper clamping element with a first clamping surface and a lower clamping element with a second clamping surface. A position control elemen ...


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Heredia George L, Piatkowski Peter G, Almblad Robert E, Mueller Mike A: Machine a tailler des clesl avec systeme de reproduction a choix de codes, Key cutting machine with a code selectable key duplicating system. Axxess Entry Technologies, SMART & BIGGAR, April 15, 1993: CA2120247

A code selectable key duplicating system is adapted to function with a key cutting machine having a key follower (1154) for engaging and tracing the contour of a bit notch pattern formed in the blade of a master key and a key cutter (1156) coupled to the key follower to reproduce the traced bit notc ...


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Heredia George L, Almblad Robert E, Mueller Mike A: Machine a tailler des clels alignant la cle a reproduire et la cle brute par reference a la pointe, Method and apparatus for duplicating keys using tip-referenced alignment between key blank and master key. Axxess Entry Technologies, SMART & BIGGAR, April 15, 1993: CA2120245

The present invention relates to the simultaneous duplication of both the bit notch pattern and shoulder position of a master key (958) onto a key blank (936). The key blank is longitudi-nally and laterally aligned relative to a key cutter. A master key is longitudinally and laterally aligned relati ...