Patents Assigned to Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10623038
    Abstract: The combination of: a) a portable electronic article; and b) a display assembly. The display assembly has: a support assembly that is engaged with the portable electronic article with the portable electronic article in a display position on the display assembly; and a guide assembly configured to be operatively connected to a support and through which at least a part of the support assembly is guided in a predetermined path relative to the support to which the guide assembly is operatively connected. With the portable electronic article in the display position on the support assembly and the guide assembly operatively connected to the support, the portable article can be reoriented relative to the support by moving the at least part of the support assembly together with the portable electronic device in the predetermined path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Lazaro Fraiman, Jorge L. Meza
  • Patent number: 10273722
    Abstract: The combination of: a) an electronic device having a wall portion with first and second ends and at least one enlargement on each of opposite sides of the wall portion; and b) a security system. The security system is made up of an elongate body, with third and fourth ends, and a connecting assembly. The body has first and second legs and a base joined together to cooperatively define a ā€œUā€ shape. The connecting assembly and the body are configured so that with the security system operatively positioned, the first and second legs, base, and connecting assembly cooperatively encircle the elongate wall portion and the body is confined between at least first and second of the enlargements on the opposite sides of the elongate wall portion. In one form, a tether is secured to the connecting assembly and to a fixed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 10274898
    Abstract: The combination of a wearable device and a security assembly. The wearable device has a band configured to extend at least partially around a limb of a user to maintain the wearable device operatively supported on the user's limb. The security assembly has a flexible sensor configured to define an electrical circuit path. The flexible sensor is secured to the band in an operative state. A stabilizing assembly is configured to bear a part of the flexible sensor against the wearable device with the stabilizing assembly in an operative state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9996710
    Abstract: The combination of an electronic device and a security system therefor. The electronic device has a first component with an upper surface and a second component configured to be moved relative to the first component around a first axis. The security system has a holding system with a first holding assembly and at least one track assembly configured to guide translational movement of the first holding assembly in a path relative to the electronic device in a display position relative to a support at a display location. The at least one track assembly is secured to the support. The first holding assembly is guided from a starting position into a holding position. The first holding assembly in the holding position has a portion that resides over the upper surface of the first component adjacent to the first axis with the electronic device in the display position so as to engage the upper surface to thereby limit upward movement of the first component relative to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9924605
    Abstract: The combination of a display and a security system. The display has a support assembly configured to maintain at least one article in a display position and a base assembly configured to maintain the support assembly in an operative state on a subjacent surface wherein the support assembly can be moved relative to the base assembly to reposition an article in the display position relative to the base assembly. The security system has an anchoring assembly configured to be operatively secured relative to a subjacent surface and/or another object in the vicinity of a subjacent surface at a display location at which the display is to be supported to prevent removal of the display from the display location. The security system and display are configured to be releasably placed in an engaged relationship wherein the base assembly cannot be separated from the anchoring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9661942
    Abstract: The combination of a shopping cart and a checkout location. The shopping cart has a wheeled frame defining: a) a primary article storage receptacle; and b) a lower storage shelf. The checkout location has: a) an aisle through which the shopping cart can be directed and with laterally spaced sides; b) a processing assembly at one side of the aisle; c) a station at which a person can be situated to operate the processing assembly; and d) a mirror on the other side of the aisle situated so that a person situated at the station can observe a reflection of articles placed on the storage shelf. The mirror has a reflective surface configured and located to reflect an image of the shopping cart only below the top of the shopping cart from a vantage point of a person situated at the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9605448
    Abstract: The combination of a candle and a security assembly. The candle has a case, bounding a receptacle for a supply of wax, with a main body and a neck. The neck defines an opening into the receptacle. The case defines a shoulder facing in a first direction. The security assembly is configured to be placed in first and second different states. The security assembly in the first state is configured to be directed through the neck generally in the first direction up to and past the shoulder into a securing position. The security assembly in the first state and securing position is changeable into the second state wherein the security assembly is blocked by the shoulder from being moved generally oppositely to the first direction through the neck to be separated from the case. The security assembly in its second state is configured to accommodate an accessible portion of an embedded wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9474391
    Abstract: A display stand for a portable article with a base having a bottom bearing portion and a support for a portable article. A retracting mechanism has a spool around which a flexible tether is wrapped. The spool has an axis around which the spool is turned as the tether is: a) paid out to allow a portable article to which the first end of the tether is connected to be moved away from the base; and b) retracted to shorten a paid out length of the tether. The retracting mechanism has a biasing assembly that urges the spool to turn around the spool axis so as to retract the tether. The tether is guided to be paid out from the spool generally in a straight path in a line, with the line of the straight path transverse to the spool axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Michael E. Pawelek
  • Patent number: 9404290
    Abstract: A securable article display having a main base fixedly mounted upon a support and a first elongate hanger projecting therefrom. A blocking system has a U-shaped component with a base portion and spaced first and second legs. The U-shaped component is movable relative to the main base between: a) a first position wherein a portion of the first elongate hanger resides between the first and second legs to prevent separation of an article; and b) a second position wherein an article can be separated. The portion of the first elongate hanger moves through a slot as the U-shaped component is changed between the first and second positions. A locking system includes a blocking assembly that is changeable between: a) a locked state wherein the blocking assembly blocks the slot with the U-shaped component in its first position; and b) an unlocked state wherein the portion of the first elongate hanger is allowed to move through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9177463
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring portable articles comprises a smart sensor for operatively engaging a portable article. The smart sensor includes an actuator having a secured state and an unsecured state relative to the portable article. A memory stores a sensor address. A controller has a sensor bus operatively connected to the smart sensor. The controller includes a memory storing sensor addresses. The controller is operative to periodically communicate with the smart sensor to determine state of the sensor and to read the sensor address. The controller generates an alarm when the smart sensor is in the unsecured state or if the sensor address read from the smart sensor is not stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9167918
    Abstract: A securable article display system having a base on a support and an elongate rod cantilever mounted to the base. A blocking assembly defines a receptacle for a part of the rod and is configured so that with the blocking assembly in the engaged state: a) the blocking assembly cannot be separated from the rod by movement relative to the rod transversely to the length of the rod; and b) the blocking assembly is movable along the length of the rod to block an article suspended from the rod from moving past the rod free end. The rod and blocking assembly interact in a manner whereby the rod binds with the blocking assembly as the blocking assembly moves away from the base towards the free end so as to thereby prevent the blocking assembly from moving past the free end to separate from the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9131786
    Abstract: An article mount upon which article carrying hangers are supported in a display state. The hangers and mount assembly are configured so that the hangers in the display state cannot be moved together to be separated from the article mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20150189999
    Abstract: A securable article display system having a base on a support and an elongate rod cantilever mounted to the base. A blocking assembly defines a receptacle for a part of the rod and is configured so that with the blocking assembly in the engaged state: a) the blocking assembly cannot be separated from the rod by movement relative to the rod transversely to the length of the rod; and b) the blocking assembly is movable along the length of the rod to block an article suspended from the rod from moving past the rod free end. The rod and blocking assembly interact in a manner whereby the rod binds with the blocking assembly as the blocking assembly moves away from the base towards the free end so as to thereby prevent the blocking assembly from moving past the free end to separate from the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20150167356
    Abstract: A securable article display having a main base fixedly mounted upon a support and a first elongate hanger projecting therefrom. A blocking system has a U-shaped component with a base portion and spaced first and second legs. The U-shaped component is movable relative to the main base between: a) a first position wherein a portion of the first elongate hanger resides between the first and second legs to prevent separation of an article; and b) a second position wherein an article can be separated. The portion of the first elongate hanger moves through a slot as the U-shaped component is changed between the first and second positions. A locking system includes a blocking assembly that is changeable between: a) a locked state wherein the blocking assembly blocks the slot with the U-shaped component in its first position; and b) an unlocked state wherein the portion of the first elongate hanger is allowed to move through the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9058745
    Abstract: A system for facilitating vehicular and/or foot traffic movement in a space. First and second lane routes are defined within the space for vehicular and/or foot traffic. Traffic moving in the first lane route either crosses the second lane or merges with traffic moving in the second lane route. A mirror system with a reflective surface is operatively situated within the space to allow traffic moving in at least one of the first and second lane routes to view, through the reflective surface on the mirror, traffic moving in the other of the first and second lane routes as the traffic in the at least one of the first and second lane routes approaches or arrives at a crossing or merge location. The mirror system has a source of illumination that generates an extended pattern of light around a portion of the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 9007211
    Abstract: A tethering system with an elongate cable. A first cable end is configured to be directed through a first article opening. Structure cooperates between the first cable end and a first blocking component and is configured to releasably fix the first cable end to the first blocking component. The first blocking component is configured so that the first blocking component will not pass through the first article opening. Structure cooperates between a second blocking component and cable and is configured to releasably fix the second blocking component to the cable at a location spaced from the first cable end with the cable directed through the second opening. The second blocking component is configured so that it will not pass, together with a portion of the cable to which the second blocking component is fixed, through the second article opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20150077254
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring portable articles comprises a smart sensor for operatively engaging a portable article. The smart sensor includes an actuator having a secured state and an unsecured state relative to the portable article. A memory stores a sensor address. A controller has a sensor bus operatively connected to the smart sensor. The controller includes a memory storing sensor addresses. The controller is operative to periodically communicate with the smart sensor to determine state of the sensor and to read the sensor address. The controller generates an alarm when the smart sensor is in the unsecured state or if the sensor address read from the smart sensor is not stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20150069201
    Abstract: A display stand for a portable article with a base having a bottom bearing portion and a support for a portable article. A retracting mechanism has a spool around which a flexible tether is wrapped. The spool has an axis around which the spool is turned as the tether is: a) paid out to allow a portable article to which the first end of the tether is connected to be moved away from the base; and b) retracted to shorten a paid out length of the tether. The retracting mechanism has a biasing assembly that urges the spool to turn around the spool axis so as to retract the tether. The tether is guided to be paid out from the spool generally in a straight path in a line, with the line of the straight path transverse to the spool axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Michael E. Pawelek
  • Patent number: D709398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: D810448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden