Patents by Inventor David N. Berglund

David N. Berglund 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).

  • Publication number: 20190295387
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be secured to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The security system also includes a cable configured to be connected to the sensor and a swivel switch at one of the cable for operably engaging the item of merchandise. The item of merchandise may be configured to rotate relative to the swivel switch, and actuation of the swivel switch may be indicative of a security event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Daniel G. Dugas, David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Jonathon D. Phillips, Glen A. Kruse
  • Publication number: 20190295388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for monitoring a status of a plurality of a merchandise display devices for displaying items of merchandise at respective display positions. For example, the method includes monitoring for a change in a preselected characteristic of a circuit defined by an electrical connection between the security devices and a plurality of nodes and between the nodes and an alarm unit. The method also includes determining whether an item of merchandise has been added to or removed from a respective display position based on a change in the preselected characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gary A. Taylor, David N. Berglund, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Larry T. McKinney
  • Patent number: 10403105
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to recoilers, merchandise security systems, and methods for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise from theft. In one example, the merchandise security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a base for removably supporting the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The system also includes a recoiler operably coupled to the sensor. The recoiler includes a rotatable member defining a helical recess. The system further includes a cable configured to connect to the sensor and to be unwound from and wound on the rotatable member as the cable is extended and retracted. The cable is configured to be extended from the recoiler in response to the sensor being lifted off of the base, and the cable is configured to be retracted into the recoiler in response to the sensor being moved to a seated position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Robert Bisesti
  • Publication number: 20190183259
    Abstract: Modular sweep detectors, systems, and methods for securing items of merchandise from theft and are provided. In one example, a modular sweep detector includes a housing configured to engage a pusher of a pusher device and a sensor configured to engage a biasing member of the pusher device. The biasing member is configured to be biased in response to movement of the pusher. The sensor is configured to detect movement of the pusher for determining if a predetermined number of items of merchandise have been removed from the pusher device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, David N. Berglund
  • Patent number: 10219636
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook and method for dispensing one or more items of merchandise from a merchandise display hook and/or for loading one or more items of merchandise onto the display hook are provided. The display hook may include at least one rod configured to be mounted to a display fixture and to receive one or more items of merchandise thereon. The display hook may also include a helix disposed about the rod and extending at least partially along a length of the rod. The helix is configured to rotate in a dispensing direction for dispensing the one or more items of merchandise from the rod and/or an opposite loading direction for loading the one or more items of merchandise onto the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Erik L. van Bergen, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Publication number: 20190059612
    Abstract: A sensor for a merchandise display security system for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise is provided. The security system includes a merchandise bracket configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a sensor configured to releasably engage the merchandise bracket and to detect unauthorized removal of the merchandise bracket or the sensor from the article of merchandise. The sensor is configured to be releasably engaged with the merchandise bracket such that the sensor is removable from the merchandise bracket while the merchandise bracket remains secured to the article of merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, Robert Schultz, David N. Berglund, Robert O. Hartweg
  • Publication number: 20190029446
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to merchandise display systems and methods for displaying an article of merchandise. In one example, the system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise. The sensor includes a first engagement member. The system also includes a base configured to removably support the sensor thereon. The base includes a second engagement member configured to releasably engage the first engagement member such that the sensor is locked to the base. The sensor is configured to rotate with respect to the base while locked thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Publication number: 20190012889
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to recoilers, merchandise security systems, and methods for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise from theft. In one example, the merchandise security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a base for removably supporting the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The system also includes a recoiler operably coupled to the sensor. The recoiler includes a rotatable member defining a helical recess. The system further includes a cable configured to connect to the sensor and to be unwound from and wound on the rotatable member as the cable is extended and retracted. The cable is configured to be extended from the recoiler in response to the sensor being lifted off of the base, and the cable is configured to be retracted into the recoiler in response to the sensor being moved to a seated position on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Robert Bisesti
  • Publication number: 20180340357
    Abstract: A merchandise security device is provided. The merchandise security device may include a housing operably coupled with a cable. The cable is configured to be extended and retracted relative to the housing and to at least partially surround an item of merchandise. The merchandise security device may also include at least one sensor operably engaged with the housing and configured to detect unauthorized movement of the housing relative to the item of merchandise. The merchandise security device may further include a lock mechanism configured to lock the cable about the item of merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ronaldo Carreon, Christopher J. Fawcett, David N. Berglund, John A. Buchanan, Robert Bisesti
  • Publication number: 20180322747
    Abstract: A security device for protecting objects from theft or unauthorized removal includes a first component configured to be fixed to an object and a second component configured to be removably secured to the first component. The second component includes an alarming mechanism configured to be armed prior to the second component being secured to the first component. The alarming mechanism may include one or more actuating mechanisms that actuate the alarming mechanism. In certain embodiments the second component is configured to slidably engage the first component. In other embodiments, the security device further includes a cable having an end attached to the first component or the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Jeffrey A. Grant, Andrew W. Moock, Trent A. Kirk
  • Publication number: 20180315279
    Abstract: Security systems and methods configured for use with an item of merchandise for retail display are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to be electrically connected to an internal power source of an item of merchandise and an alarm module configured to communicate with the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, Jonathon D. Phillips, David N. Berglund
  • Patent number: 10111537
    Abstract: A sensor for a merchandise display security system for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise is provided. The security system includes a merchandise bracket configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a sensor configured to releasably engage the merchandise bracket and to detect unauthorized removal of the merchandise bracket or the sensor from the article of merchandise. The sensor is configured to be releasably engaged with the merchandise bracket such that the sensor is removable from the merchandise bracket while the merchandise bracket remains secured to the article of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, Robert Schultz, David N. Berglund, Robert O. Hartweg
  • Publication number: 20180296007
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook and method for dispensing one or more items of merchandise from a merchandise display hook and/or for loading one or more items of merchandise onto the display hook are provided. The display hook may include at least one rod configured to be mounted to a display fixture and to receive one or more items of merchandise thereon. The display hook may also include a helix disposed about the rod and extending at least partially along a length of the rod. The helix is configured to rotate in a dispensing direction for dispensing the one or more items of merchandise from the rod and/or an opposite loading direction for loading the one or more items of merchandise onto the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Erik L. van Bergen, Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Hendren, A. Reneau Van Landingham, JR., Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Patent number: 10098481
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to merchandise display systems and methods for displaying an article of merchandise. In one example, the system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise. The sensor includes a first engagement member. The system also includes a base configured to removably support the sensor thereon. The base includes a second engagement member configured to releasably engage the first engagement member such that the sensor is locked to the base. The sensor is configured to rotate with respect to the base while locked thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Publication number: 20180293857
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The sensor has a generally L-shaped surface for being secured to a portion of the rear and bottom surfaces of the item of merchandise. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Daniel D. Dugas, Jeffrey A. Grant
  • Publication number: 20180268672
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a merchandise display security system for an article of merchandise is provided. The security system includes a cable comprising a plurality of conductors. The plurality of conductors is configured to transmit power and security signals or audio and security signals, and the plurality of conductors further configured to define a sense loop. The security system also includes a sensor operably engaged with the cable and configured to be removably attached to the headphones, and an alarm module for monitoring the status of the cable. The alarm module is configured to activate an alarm in response to interruption of the sense loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, David N. Berglund
  • Patent number: 10068444
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to recoilers, merchandise security systems, and methods for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise from theft. In one example, the merchandise security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a base for removably supporting the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The system also includes a recoiler operably coupled to the sensor. The recoiler includes a rotatable member defining a helical recess. The system further includes a cable configured to connect to the sensor and to be unwound from and wound on the rotatable member as the cable is extended and retracted. The cable is configured to be extended from the recoiler in response to the sensor being lifted off of the base, and the cable is configured to be retracted into the recoiler in response to the sensor being moved to a seated position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Robert Bisesti
  • Patent number: 10062250
    Abstract: Security systems and methods configured for use with an item of merchandise for retail display are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to be electrically connected to an internal power source of an item of merchandise and an alarm module configured to communicate with the sensor. The sensor is configured to receive power from the internal power source for performing one or more security functions, and the alarm module is configured to generate a security signal in response to a security event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, Jonathan D. Phillips, David N. Berglund
  • Publication number: 20180240315
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to recoilers, merchandise security systems, and methods for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise from theft. In one example, the merchandise security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a base for removably supporting the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The system also includes a recoiler operably coupled to the sensor. The recoiler includes a rotatable member defining a helical recess. The system further includes a cable configured to connect to the sensor and to be unwound from and wound on the rotatable member as the cable is extended and retracted. The cable is configured to be extended from the recoiler in response to the sensor being lifted off of the base, and the cable is configured to be retracted into the recoiler in response to the sensor being moved to a seated position on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Robert Bisesti
  • Patent number: 10043358
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to recoilers, merchandise security systems, and methods for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise from theft. In one example, the merchandise security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a base for removably supporting the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The system also includes a recoiler operably coupled to the sensor. The recoiler includes a rotatable member defining a helical recess. The system further includes a cable configured to connect to the sensor and to be unwound from and wound on the rotatable member as the cable is extended and retracted. The cable is configured to be extended from the recoiler in response to the sensor being lifted off of the base, and the cable is configured to be retracted into the recoiler in response to the sensor being moved to a seated position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Robert Bisesti