Patents by Inventor Roger J. Leyden

Roger J. Leyden 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: 20170035220
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20170009492
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    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: 20150190000
    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: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    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: 8692671
    Abstract: An integrated charger and alarm unit. A plurality of alarm receptacles are in a housing, each for selectively receiving a sensor cord for sensing security status of one of a plurality of chargeable devices. A plurality of charging receptacles are in the housing, one for each alarm receptacle, each for selectively receiving a power cord for charging one of the chargeable devices. A power receptacle in the housing connects to an electrical power source. An electrical circuit is operatively connected to the alarm receptacles, the charging receptacles and the power receptacle. The electrical circuit comprises an alarm control powered by the electrical power source and connected to the alarm receptacles and generating an alarm signal if the security status of any of the plurality of chargeable devices is in an unsecured status. A power supply control regulates power from the electrical power source to each of the charging receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 8692672
    Abstract: An integrated charger and alarm unit. A plurality of alarm receptacles are in a housing, each for selectively receiving a sensor cord for sensing security status of one of a plurality of chargeable devices. A plurality of charging receptacles are in the housing, one for each alarm receptacle, each for selectively receiving a power cord for charging one of the chargeable devices. A power receptacle in the housing connects to an electrical power source. An electrical circuit is operatively connected to the alarm receptacles, the charging receptacles and the power receptacle. The electrical circuit comprises an alarm control powered by the electrical power source and connected to the alarm receptacles and generating an alarm signal if the security status of any of the plurality of chargeable devices is in an unsecured status. A power supply control regulates power from the electrical power source to each of the charging receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140035539
    Abstract: An integrated charger and alarm unit. A plurality of alarm receptacles are in a housing, each for selectively receiving a sensor cord for sensing security status of one of a plurality of chargeable devices. A plurality of charging receptacles are in the housing, one for each alarm receptacle, each for selectively receiving a power cord for charging one of the chargeable devices. A power receptacle in the housing connects to an electrical power source. An electrical circuit is operatively connected to the alarm receptacles, the charging receptacles and the power receptacle. The electrical circuit comprises an alarm control powered by the electrical power source and connected to the alarm receptacles and generating an alarm signal if the security status of any of the plurality of chargeable devices is in an unsecured status. A power supply control regulates power from the electrical power source to each of the charging receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140035746
    Abstract: An integrated charger and alarm unit. A plurality of alarm receptacles are in a housing, each for selectively receiving a sensor cord for sensing security status of one of a plurality of chargeable devices. A plurality of charging receptacles are in the housing, one for each alarm receptacle, each for selectively receiving a power cord for charging one of the chargeable devices. A power receptacle in the housing connects to an electrical power source. An electrical circuit is operatively connected to the alarm receptacles, the charging receptacles and the power receptacle. The electrical circuit comprises an alarm control powered by the electrical power source and connected to the alarm receptacles and generating an alarm signal if the security status of any of the plurality of chargeable devices is in an unsecured status. A power supply control regulates power from the electrical power source to each of the charging receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 8482414
    Abstract: A theft-deterring security apparatus for articles with handles is described. The apparatus consists of a bracket that substantially surrounds an article handle and a locking body into which the bracket is telescopically inserted, to in turn compress both the bracket and the locking body about the article handle so as to be releasably fastened thereto. Fastening devices, such as a threaded screw and nut, are used to initiate and maintain compression of the bracket and locking body about the article handle. The bracket is shaped to accommodate different types of article handles. The bracket may be hinged to accommodate the insertion of article handles into the bracket periphery. The apparatus is further equipped with an electronic article surveillance element capable of setting off an alarm if an attempt is made to remove the article from the store. Alternatively, a pair of locking body elements surrounds a knob on an article handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: D709398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden