Patents Assigned to Mechtronics Corporation
  • Patent number: 9468315
    Abstract: A product display assembly (100) includes a product display device (110) and a security device (160). The display device (110) includes a boom (112) and a peg hook (114). The hook (114) exhibits merchandise along a length of the hook (114). The security device (160) includes a base (118), an arm portion (164) pivotally mounted to the base (118) for rotation, and a foot portion (166) coupled to and extending away from the arm portion (164). In a securing position, movement of merchandise (130) contacts the security device (160). In a retrieval position, the security device (160) is rotated away from the peg hook (114) such that movement of merchandise does not contact the security device (160) and merchandise (130) is removable from the hook (114). In a locking position, the security device (160) rotates away from the hook (114) by continuing contact with the merchandise (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Ha, Anthony C. Squitieri, Richard J. Fellinger, Keith Arndt, Alejandro Reyes-Peniche
  • Patent number: 9220355
    Abstract: A merchandise display system is presented. The display system includes a support frame, a plurality of shelves disposed on the support frame, and a plurality of divider walls moveably secured to each shelf. Each shelf includes a base defining an arcuate upper surface having one or more channels formed therein. The divider walls are selectively positionable in a deployed position and/or a stowed position. In the deployed position the divider walls extend above the arcuate upper surface and in the stowed position the divider walls are disposed in the channel and are recessed below or level with the arcuate surface. In the deployed position, pairs of the divider walls cooperate with one another and the arcuate upper surface to define a lane therebetween. The lane is dimensioned to accommodate a front to back column of merchandise items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MECHTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anthony C. Squitieri
  • Publication number: 20140173874
    Abstract: A product display assembly (100) includes a product display device (110) and a security device (160). The display device (110) includes a boom (112) and a peg hook (114). The hook (114) exhibits merchandise along a length of the hook (114). The security device (160) includes a base (118), an arm portion (164) pivotally mounted to the base (118) for rotation, and a foot portion (166) coupled to and extending away from the arm portion (164). In a securing position, movement of merchandise (130) contacts the security device (160). In a retrieval position, the security device (160) is rotated away from the peg hook (114) such that movement of merchandise does not contact the security device (160) and merchandise (130) is removable from the hook (114). In a locking position, the security device (160) rotates away from the hook (114) by continuing contact with the merchandise (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Ha, Anthony C. Squitieri, Richard J. Fellinger, Keith Arndt, Alejandro Reyes-Peniche
  • Patent number: 8662320
    Abstract: A product display includes a wall member and a support surface coupled to the wall. Merchandise is displayed on the surface. At least one security support arm is pivotally coupled to the support surface and rotates about an axis. A security bar is coupled to the security support arm and extends over at least a portion of the merchandise. A warning device is coupled to the security support arm and activates to provide a warning as the support arm and the security bar rotate between a plurality of positions. The positions provide a multi-stage notification including a first position where no warning is provided, a second position where a first stage warning is provided, and a third position where a second stage warning is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventor: Louis Csak
  • Publication number: 20140058899
    Abstract: An interactive retail shopping system includes one or more computing devices and a date store operatively coupled to the computing devices. Each of the computing devices includes a processor, memory operatively coupled to the processor and a display device operatively coupled to the processor for exhibiting data and information thereon. The data store includes data and information defining an inventory of merchandise. Each of the processors execute computer implemented instructions that allow consumers to locate, to review and to select merchandise from within the inventory of merchandise, and that allow a retailer to pick and to present the selected merchandise and alternative merchandise to the consumers for purchase within a retail shopping environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Fellinger, Keith Arndt, Richard J. Fellinger, JR.
  • Patent number: 8651288
    Abstract: A merchandise display system is presented. The display system includes a support frame, a plurality of shelves disposed on the support frame, and a plurality of dividers coupled to each shelf. Each shelf includes a base having a plurality of arcuate surfaces extending continuously as tangent radii from a front end to a rear end of the base. In one embodiment, the arcuate surfaces and the dividers cooperate to define a plurality of lanes. Each lane is dimensioned to accommodate a front to back column of merchandise items. When a merchandise item is placed at the rear end of one of the lanes, the merchandise item traverses the lane by gravity to the forward end of the lane such that the merchandise item is presented to a prospective consumer in a substantially upright and forward facing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony C. Squitieri
  • Publication number: 20130327733
    Abstract: A product display includes a wall member and a support surface coupled to the wall. Merchandise is displayed on the surface. At least one security support arm is pivotally coupled to the support surface and rotates about an axis. A security bar is coupled to the security support arm and extends over at least a portion of the merchandise. A warning device is coupled to the security support arm and activates to provide a warning as the support arm and the security bar rotate between a plurality of positions. The positions provide a multi-stage notification including a first position where no warning is provided, a second position where a first stage warning is provided, and a third position where a second stage warning is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: MECHTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Louis Csak
  • Patent number: 7963060
    Abstract: A product display device includes a support frame, a plurality of placard devices, a pair of carousel display devices and a messaging unit disposed between the pair of carousel display devices. The placard devices, the carousel display devices and the messaging unit providing an integrated display of products to prospective consumers. The messaging unit including a removable interactive display for providing at least one of textual, graphic, image, pictorial and visual illustrations and representations of product information and promotional information to prospective customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Arndt, John A. Kwap, Tim Malley, Kurt Haldin
  • Patent number: 7743933
    Abstract: A display system can accommodate a number of products. The system includes one or more modules. Each module may be mounted on a support wall and includes back and shelf portions. Advantageously, a number of modules are arranged in a number of rows, one row above another. A number of dividers are removably secured to at least one of the walls and may be moved in stepwise or continuous fashion to separate groups of the products within each row. Various of the modules may include hook bars secured to the back wall portions for hanging certain of the products and/or space thieves removably secured to the shelf portions for forwardly offsetting stacked or hung products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur R. Martin, Christopher S. Anderson, Keith G. Arndt, Anthony C. Squitieri
  • Publication number: 20090159546
    Abstract: A merchandise display system is presented. The display system includes a support frame, a plurality of shelves disposed on the support frame, and a plurality of dividers coupled to each shelf. Each shelf includes a base having a plurality of arcuate surfaces extending continuously as tangent radii from a front end to a rear end of the base. In one embodiment, the arcuate surfaces and the dividers cooperate to define a plurality of lanes. Each lane is dimensioned to accommodate a front to back column of merchandise items. When a merchandise item is placed at the rear end of one of the lanes, the merchandise item traverse the lane by gravity to the forward end of the lane such that the merchandise item is presented to a prospective consumer in a substantially upright and forward facing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony C. Squitieri
  • Publication number: 20090090037
    Abstract: A product display device includes a support frame, a plurality of placard devices, a pair of carousel display devices and a messaging unit disposed between the pair of carousel display devices. The placard devices, the carousel display devices and the messaging unit providing an integrated display of products to prospective consumers. The messaging unit including a removable interactive display for providing at least one of textual, graphic, image, pictorial and visual illustrations and representations of product information and promotional information to prospective customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Arndt, John A. Kwap, Tim Malley, Kurt Haldin
  • Publication number: 20090049723
    Abstract: A placard device for a product display system has a placard that includes a product information region and a featured information region. There is also an attachment device for mounting the placard on a product support device. A product display system includes the placard and a product support device such as a shelving system or a pegboard display system. For use with a pegboard display system, the placard device has a foot portion and a boom portion joined to the foot portion, wherein the placard is joined to the boom portion. A product display system can be created by associating one or more such placard devices with a product support device. In a display, products having common product species identifications may be grouped together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: MECHTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keith Arndt
  • Publication number: 20090050759
    Abstract: A clamping system for support hardware has at least two spaced apart and opposing hooks. At least one of the hooks is movable on the clamping system relative to the other hook. The hooks can be disposed in a first configuration wherein the hooks are insertable into two spaced-apart slots in a slotted support member, and in a second configuration wherein the hooks positively clamp and secure the support hardware onto the support member. A support assembly includes a support member having a plurality of spaced slots formed therein, a support bracket and a clamping system. The support bracket is mounted on a support member by disposing hooks of the clamping system so that they are insertable into spaced-apart slots, and then moving a hook to positively clamp the bracket onto the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: MECHTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Louis Csak
  • Patent number: 7311212
    Abstract: A display system can accommodate a number of products. The system includes one or more modules. Each module may be mounted on a support wall and includes back and shelf portions. Advantageously, a number of modules are arranged in a number of rows, one row above another. A number of dividers are removably secured to at least one of the walls and may be moved in stepwise or continuous fashion to separate groups of the products within each row. Various of the modules may include hook bars secured to the back wall portions for hanging certain of the products and/or space thieves removably secured to the shelf portions for forwardly offsetting stacked or hung products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur R. Martin, Christopher S. Anderson, Keith G. Arndt, Anthony C. Squitieri
  • Publication number: 20070235264
    Abstract: A modular merchandising system includes a base assembly and a termination panel assembly disposed in a retail environment. The base assembly includes tubular posts, and at least a first side panel member, a rear panel member, a horizontal surface member coupled to the tubular posts. The horizontal surface member defines a first merchandise display and service area. The first area has at least one of an inventory of merchandise and components, operable by prospective purchasers, for providing services complementary to the inventory of merchandise. The services including one of inputting data retrieved from a previously purchased item from the inventory, editing the data and outputting the inputted data or the edited data. The base assembly also includes at least one drawer. The drawer defines a second merchandise service area having components for providing complementary services. The termination panel assembly includes a pair of tubular posts and a second side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Squitieri, Simon Hopkins, Kurt Haldin, Jay Matusow, Christopher Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070056878
    Abstract: A display device assembly for personal care items to be sampled includes a housing having an upper surface, a seat extending vertically down from the upper surface and a wall extending vertically up from the upper surface. The seat defines an interior cavity. A godet is disposed in the seat. The godet defines an interior cavity for storing the personal care item. The assembly includes a godet cover plate having an opening corresponding to the seat and a hook protruding from a perimeter of the godet cover plate. When assembled the godet cover plate rest on the upper surface of the housing and is held by frictional force of the hook and the wall such that the godet is secured within the seat. A cover is rotatably mounted to the housing and, when assembled, the cover encloses the upper surface to protect the personal care item stored in the godet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Desmond Walsh, Kurt Haldin
  • Patent number: 7004334
    Abstract: A bottle glorifier may be mounted on the interior surface of a glass refrigerator case door. A body holds a side-to-side array of exemplary containers. A separate adapter accommodates particular sizes or combinations of sizes of containers for a given body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Desmond M. Walsh, Richard J. Fellinger
  • Patent number: 6929133
    Abstract: A retail display system and related methods. A plastic strut is unitarily-formed with and depends from a header. The strut has a vertical array of engagement features. A plurality of product-holding elements are each engaged to an associated feature of the engagement features to secure the elements to the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. Knapp, III, Arthur R. Martin, Christopher S. Anderson, Richard J. Fellinger
  • Patent number: 6860046
    Abstract: A gauge is provided for positioning divider walls in a beverage glide and has an origin indicia and a plurality of text indicia associated with different beverage container sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony C. Squitieri
  • Patent number: 6758349
    Abstract: A display system includes a reusable basic unit into which a product-carrying tray may be inserted to display/dispense such product. The trays are replaceable as the product is expended. The basic unit advantageously includes portions for removably accommodating graphics so that, for various promotional events, different graphics can be used for each event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Mechtronics Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Kwap, Louis R. Csak, Arthur R. Martin