Patents Assigned to Alpha Security Products, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20090057244
    Abstract: A merchandise display system for displaying items of merchandise on a support has vertically spaced first and second rods extending outwardly from the support. A time delay mechanism is mounted on the upper rod and includes a pair of pivotally mounted plates which are selectively moveable into and out of blocking engagement with the lower plate on which the items of merchandise are slidably supported. An item of merchandise is moveable past the forwardmost plate from a space between the plates for removal from a free end of the lower rod while the rearward plate prevents movement of another item of merchandise into the intervening space until the forward plate moves to the blocking position and the rear plate moves to an unblocking position. A magnetically actuated lock mechanism locks the rear plate in an adjusted linear position with respect to the front plate to adjust the intervening space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian V. Conti, Andrew W. Moock, Nicholas M. Sedon, Ningsheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080197246
    Abstract: An adapter includes a rigid plate which has a plurality of fastener elements extending from one side. The fastener elements align with fastener-receiving holes formed in a member heretofore intended to receive fasteners for mounting the member on a supporting surface. An exposed side of the plate has pressure sensitive adhesive for securing the member to a support surface eliminating the use of fasteners extending directly from the member into the support surface. Preferably, the plate fastener elements are self-clinching and are press-fitted in the plate and have threaded bores for receiving fasteners which extend through the usual mounting holes formed in the base of the member to secure the plate to the member eliminating the use of screws for attaching the member to a support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis D. Belden
  • Publication number: 20080174430
    Abstract: Alarm systems, remote communication devices, and article security methods are described according to some aspects of the disclosure. In one aspect, an article security method includes associating a remote communication device with an article to be secured; using the remote communication device, generating a plurality of electrical signals responsive to receipt of spurious electromagnetic energy and a plurality of wireless signals of a base communication device associated with the remote communication device to form an alarm system; distinguishing the electrical signals generated responsive to the spurious electromagnetic energy from electrical signals generated responsive to the wireless signals of the base communication device; and responsive to the distinguishing, generating a plurality of human perceptible alarm signals corresponding to respective ones of the electrical signals generated responsive to the wireless signals of the base communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian R. Scott, Brian J. Green, Dennis D. Belden
  • Publication number: 20080169924
    Abstract: A security alarm is removably attached to a band extending about a package which sounds an alarm should tension on the band be reduced to prevent theft of the package contents. The band extends through a passage formed between the bottom of an alarm housing and a bottom lock plate pivotally connected to the housing. A plunger switch is mounted in the housing and engages the band. Reduction of the band tension permits the switch plunger to move and actuate an audible alarm. A slide lock locks the bottom lock plate to the alarm housing to prevent removal of the alarm from the band. A key unlocks the slide lock from the alarm housing enabling the alarm to be slid from beneath the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis D. Belden
  • Publication number: 20080156959
    Abstract: A display device has a base and an upper platform for removably supporting a retail product thereon. A sensor or attachment device includes an attachment surface for attaching the sensor to the product and has an internal magnet which magnetically couples with another magnet located in the platform to automatically orient the sensor and attached product to a desired display position on the base. A metal plate is mounted within the sensor between the internal magnet and attachment surface to provide magnetic shielding for magnetic sensitive components of the product attached to the sensor. A lanyard extends between the sensor and the base or a remote fixture and may contain electrical conductors for controlling a plunger actuated switch in the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Dennis D. Belden
  • Publication number: 20080146069
    Abstract: A device for securing a cable plug within a socket of an apparatus such as a USB plug within the USB port of a computer. A housing having an interior chamber is placed over the plug by sliding the cord through an axial slot formed in the housing, with the plug cord extending through an end opening of the housing. A retainer clip or collar having a U-shaped channel formed about an inner end periphery is slid over and along the housing and mates with a complementary shaped channel formed in the housing to lock the clip and housing together. A pair of adhesive pads are mounted on the ends of the pair of arms extending outwardly from the retaining clip for attachment to the apparatus adjacent the plug receiving socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20080142665
    Abstract: A display assembly for a retail product has a base and a platform adjustably mounted on an upper end of the base. The platform includes a lower housing which is pivotally supported in a cradle attached to the upper end of the base. The platform is pivotally mounted on the cradle by a pair of pivot pins, at least one of which is threaded to secure the platform in an adjusted titled position on the cradle. A plurality of notches are formed on the platform housing and selectively engage a detent formed on the cradle to retain the platform in an adjusted position. A sensor may be removably mounted on the platform and connected to the product and to the base by an expandable cord to actuate an alarm if the product is removed in an unauthorized manner from the sensor or base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis D. Belden, Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Publication number: 20080061975
    Abstract: A portable security device for displaying articles of merchandise in a retail environment has a base formed with a plurality of holes arranged in predetermined patterns for mounting the device on a plurality of different support structures. A housing containing an alarm system, a retractor and an alarm cable is contained within the housing. The housing is locked on the base by a key operated tumbler attached to the base. The base is mounted on the various support structures by fasteners, the attachment heads thereof being concealed within the housing. A plunger switch at the outer end of the alarm cable is activated when the cable is attached to an item of merchandise. An audible alarm is sounded if the integrity of the alarm cable is comprised or if the item of merchandise is removed therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: ALPHA SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Belden, Ronald Marsilio
  • Publication number: 20080035778
    Abstract: A recoiler has a retractable cable with an attachment pad on the distal end of the cable for attachment to an item of merchandise. The cable is stored on a spring biased spool located within a recoiler housing. The housing is freely rotatably mounted on a post extending upwardly from a base plate secured to the spool housing by a fastener and adapted to be secured to a support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: ALPHA SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis D. Belden, James K. Sankey
  • Publication number: 20080030334
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Marsilio, Christopher Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20080030332
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Marsilio, Christopher Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20080030333
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap, have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Marsilio, Christopher Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20080024300
    Abstract: A security bag for displaying items of merchandise includes a mesh bag formed of metal wire providing an internal storage chamber. A two-piece member locking device is attached to an open end of the bag. A magnetically attachable locking tine is mounted in one of the members and engages a locking projection on the second member which is slidably received into the first member to lock the bag in a closed position protecting the stored merchandise from theft. An EAS tag is secured within one of the locking members. A magnetic key moves the locking tine to an unlocked position when placed adjacent the locking tine enabling the two locking members to be separated into an unlocked position and the bag open end spread apart for removing items therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: ALPHA SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Publication number: 20080018471
    Abstract: Alarm systems, wireless alarm devices, and article security methods are described according to some aspects of the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian R. Scott, Brian J. Green, Dennis D. Belden
  • Publication number: 20080012684
    Abstract: A programmable key for use in a security system for protecting items of merchandise has a housing, a power supply mounted in the housing, a logic control circuit which includes a controller, a wireless communication circuit and a security disarm code (SDC) memory. The key has visual indicators such as an LED which is operatively connected to the logic control circuit and pulsed to indicate the state of the SDC. The control circuit includes a timer which has a preset time limit programmed therein, which invalidates the stored SDC if not refreshed by a remote programming source within a certain time period. The logic circuit further includes a counter which counts the number of activations of a control switch, and which permanently deactivates the control circuit upon reaching a certain count value to ensure that the internal battery has sufficient power to maintain the key operational. The wireless communication circuit preferably is infrared (IR) or radio frequency (RF) controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Publication number: 20070289344
    Abstract: A lock mechanism is mounted on a pair of vertically spaced merchandise display rods to prevent removal of items of merchandise supported on the lower rod. The lock mechanism includes a housing having a internal lock chamber and a pair of upper and lower slots, each receiving one of the rods therethrough. The lower slot has a side opening enabling the lower rod to pass out of the housing when the housing is pivotally moved on the upper rod to an unlocked open position. A bayonet is slidably moveable in the chamber of the housing and has an elongated slot through which both of the rods extend. A locking device has a magnetically attractable locking tine which locks the housing and bayonet in a closed locked position on the pair of rods. A magnetic key moves the tine to an unlocked position enabling the housing and bayonet to move to an unlocked open position exposing the side opening of the housing lower slot for removing the housing out of engagement with the lower rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio, Keith C. Nagelski
  • Publication number: 20070285277
    Abstract: Alarm systems, wireless alarm devices, and article security methods are described according to some aspects of the disclosure. In one aspect, an alarm system includes a base communication device, a remote communication device configured to communicate with the base communication device, wherein the remote communication device is adapted to be associated with an article to be secured and wherein the remote communication device comprises alarm circuitry, and wherein the remote communication device is configured to generate a reference signal comprising a plurality of identifiable components corresponding to communications intermediate the base communication device and the remote communication device and to control the alarm circuitry to generate a human perceptible alarm responsive to detection of the presence of the plurality of identifiable components in the reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian R. Scott, Brian J. Green, Dennis D. Belden
  • Patent number: 7303095
    Abstract: A dispenser for items of merchandise is formed as a wire rack having an entrance opening for placing the items into the dispenser and a discharge opening for removal of the items from the dispenser by a customer. A pivotally moveable gate located adjacent the discharge opening permits removal of the items one at a time, with a time delay being required between the removal of each of the items to retard shoplifting. The gate also produces an audible sound when moving toward the open position to further reduce possible shoplifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith C. Nagelski, Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Publication number: 20070273536
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Marsilio, Christopher Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20070271970
    Abstract: A security device for securing around a generally cylindrical article such as the neck of a bottle includes a housing which forms a lock compartment and which contains an EAS security device and a magnetically actuated lock mechanism. A ratchet strap have a series of locking teeth and is formed integrally with the housing and extends outwardly therefrom and has sufficient rigidity to assume a generally circular configuration with a curved article contact surface of the housing to facilitate attaching the device around the article. The lock mechanism includes a locking pawl which engages the strap teeth and an actuation strip which biases the pawl toward locking engagement with the strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Marsilio, Christopher Fawcett