Patents by Inventor Anthony F. Piccoli

Anthony F. Piccoli has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10301852
    Abstract: Example product security devices and associated methods are provided. An example product security device may include a first jaw and a second jaw that are operably coupled together to slide between an open position and a closed position. The example product security device may include a locking mechanism. In a locked state, the locking mechanism may permit movement of the first jaw towards the second jaw but prevent movement away from the second jaw. The example product security device may also include a product engagement pin. The product engagement pin may fasten the product security device to a product by piercing through the product and being received by the second jaw. A shroud having a shroud orifice may surround the product engagement pin and be operably coupled to the first jaw such that the shroud is movable relative to the product engagement pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: 10184274
    Abstract: An example security device is provided that includes a core and a shuttle. The core includes an internal jaw and a guide surface and a distance between the internal jaw and the guide surface varies across a length of the core. The shuttle includes an opening that forms an external jaw. A jaw gap is defined between the internal jaw and the external jaw that is configured to receive a portion of an item to protect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schneider, Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Publication number: 20190017295
    Abstract: An example security device is provided that includes a core and a shuttle. The core includes an internal jaw and a guide surface and a distance between the internal jaw and the guide surface varies across a length of the core. The shuttle includes an opening that forms an external jaw. A jaw gap is defined between the internal jaw and the external jaw that is configured to receive a portion of an item to protect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Schneider, Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: 10181243
    Abstract: An example security device is provided that includes a belt attached to a housing. The belt may be insertable into a receiving channel of the housing at an adjustment end of the belt. A lever may be pivotably coupled to the housing. The lever may be configured to pivot relative to the housing between a locked lever position and an unlocked lever position. A hub may be disposed within the housing and coupled to the lever such that the hub rotates as the lever pivots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Publication number: 20180291652
    Abstract: Example product security devices and associated methods are provided. An example product security device may include a first jaw and a second jaw that are operably coupled together to slide between an open position and a closed position. The example product security device may include a locking mechanism. In a locked state, the locking mechanism may permit movement of the first jaw towards the second jaw but prevent movement away from the second jaw. The example product security device may also include a product engagement pin. The product engagement pin may fasten the product security device to a product by piercing through the product and being received by the second jaw. A shroud having a shroud orifice may surround the product engagement pin and be operably coupled to the first jaw such that the shroud is movable relative to the product engagement pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: ANTHONY F. PICCOLI
  • Patent number: 9652954
    Abstract: A security tag may include a pin cover, a pin housing, a receiving gap disposed between the pin cover and the pin housing, a pin configured to engage an article placed within the receiving gap, and a biasing member configured to actuate the pin by urging the pin toward the pin cover in response to the article being substantially placed within the receiving gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Wei Wu, Seth Strauser
  • Patent number: 9147355
    Abstract: An advertisement clip and method for supplementing a security hard tag with the advertisement clip for application to a product. The advertisement clip may include indicia on the surface of the clip or may hold or enclose an information element that provides the indicia to the manufacturer, retailer, and/or customer. Indicia may be visible and can include promotional information, pricing, images, customer specific branding, and/or barcodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Thomas J. McKeown, Gary T. Mazoki, Brennan Bradley, Seth Strauser, James Brodzik
  • Publication number: 20150262463
    Abstract: A security tag may include a pin cover, a pin housing, a receiving gap disposed between the pin cover and the pin housing, a pin configured to engage an article placed within the receiving gap, and a biasing member configured to actuate the pin by urging the pin toward the pin cover in response to the article being substantially placed within the receiving gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Wei Wu, Seth Strauser
  • Patent number: 8938997
    Abstract: A security device and method to surround merchandise for theft deterrence. The security device includes a cord and housing for a knot in the cord. The cord is pulled from one end about the knot to tighten cord around a product and the cord is pulled from another section to lock cord in place around the product. The device serves to deter breaking in or stealing merchandising product. The security device may also include an additional housing for the cord to pass through. Either housing may include an EAS and/or RFID element for additional security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Wei Wu, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary T. Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, James Brodzik
  • Publication number: 20140259836
    Abstract: An advertisement clip and method for supplementing a security hard tag with the advertisement clip for application to a product. The advertisement clip may include indicia on the surface of the clip or may hold or enclose an information element that provides the indicia to the manufacturer, retailer, and/or customer. Indicia may be visible and can include promotional information, pricing, images, customer specific branding, and/or barcodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Thomas J. McKeown, Gary T. Mazoki, Brennan Bradley, Seth Strauser, James Brodzik
  • Patent number: 8581726
    Abstract: A security tag that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, a first portion of an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, a second portion of the attachment clip is then permanently secured in a locking mechanism of a housing containing a security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF), benefit denial (e.g., ink-filled or dye-filled capsules) elements or any combination thereof. Because the security tag is not removed from the article at the point-of-sale, the security element is deactivatable. A preferred embodiment of the security tag uses all non-ferrous components including its locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, James Brodzik, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser
  • Patent number: 8547229
    Abstract: A multi-attach disposable security tag that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, the attachment clip is then permanently secured in a locking mechanism of a housing containing a deactivatable security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF) elements or any combination thereof. A preferred embodiment of the security tag uses all non-ferrous components including its locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Brodzik, Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8547228
    Abstract: A multi-attach reusable security tag (MARST) that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, the attachment clip is then secured in a releasable locking mechanism of a housing containing a security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF) elements or any combination thereof. Alternatively, a fluke element can be used to secure the attachment clip to the releasable locking mechanism and wherein this fluke element permits the attachment clip to swivel outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Brodzik, Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8444057
    Abstract: Security labels and tags including elements and methods of making them are disclosed. The elements are in the form of an oriented polymer layer, conductive traces clad to the polymer layer to form an open loop forming a window in the interior of the loop and an open support framework extending into the window to support the polymer layer in the window. In some embodiments the open support framework is in the form of parallel, interleaved linear extensions from the conductive traces which extend into the window. In other embodiments the open support framework is in a pattern of intersecting sections (e.g., a fishbone pattern) located in the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Mingle, Gary Mazoki, Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: 8344891
    Abstract: A security hard tag, uses an attachment clip to couple to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected and which can only be released from the article by use of an authorized detacher that is inserted into the security hard tag. The attachment clip may include various types of locking mechanisms on its two ends, one end which is permanently secured within the security hard tag housing and the other end which is releasably secured within the housing. Before being releasably secured within the housing, the one end is inserted through or around a portion of an article, or through a security tag loop attached to the article, and then that end is locked into the housing. The detacher uses a cam, either located on the detacher itself or positioned within the security hard tag housing, to interact with the one end of the attachment clip to release the locked end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Appalucci, Anthony F. Piccoli, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, James Brodzik
  • Publication number: 20120032805
    Abstract: A multi-attach reusable security tag (MARST) that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. Once the article with the attachment clip is ready for presentation, for example, at a retail establishment, during a second stage, the attachment clip is then secured in a releasable locking mechanism of a housing containing a security element therein. The security element may comprise EAS (including AM, RF, EM and microwave), RFID (including LF, HF and UHF) elements or any combination thereof. Alternatively, a fluke element can be used to secure the attachment clip to the releasable locking mechanism and wherein this fluke element permits the attachment clip to swivel outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James Brodzik, Anthony F. Piccoli, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, Wu Wei
  • Patent number: D709399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Strauser, Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: D804345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: D816464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: D832728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony F. Piccoli