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).

  • Patent number: 8376150
    Abstract: Described herein is technology for, among other things, a theft deterrent apparatus for cooperation with an elongate member attached to and extending outwardly from a forward-facing side of an article display panel. The apparatus includes a housing defining an internal chamber. The housing includes a first aperture passing through the housing into the internal chamber for receiving the elongate member, a second aperture for receiving a magnetic key, and a locking member that has a magnetic portion and is movably disposed within the internal chamber. The locking member is adapted to selectively: maintain the apparatus in locked and unlocked configurations in which the locking member respectively prevents or permits the elongate member from being at least partially withdrawn from the first aperture. Whether the locking member maintains the apparatus in the locked or unlocked configuration depends on whether or not the magnetic key is inserted into the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 8307995
    Abstract: Described herein is technology for, among other things, a theft deterrent apparatus for cooperation with an elongate member attached to and extending outwardly from a forward-facing side of an article display panel. The apparatus includes a housing defining an internal chamber. The housing includes a first aperture passing through the housing into the internal chamber for receiving the elongate member, a second aperture for receiving a magnetic key, and a locking member that has a magnetic portion and is movably disposed within the internal chamber. The locking member is adapted to selectively: maintain the apparatus in locked and unlocked configurations in which the locking member respectively prevents or permits the elongate member from being at least partially withdrawn from the first aperture. Whether the locking member maintains the apparatus in the locked or unlocked configuration depends on whether or not the magnetic key is inserted into the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrance Surma, Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20120195029
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20120097622
    Abstract: Described herein is technology for, among other things, a theft deterrent apparatus for cooperation with an elongate member attached to and extending outwardly from a forward-facing side of an article display panel. The apparatus includes a housing defining an internal chamber. The housing includes a first aperture passing through the housing into the internal chamber for receiving the elongate member, a second aperture for receiving a magnetic key, and a locking member that has a magnetic portion and is movably disposed within the internal chamber. The locking member is adapted to selectively: maintain the apparatus in locked and unlocked configurations in which the locking member respectively prevents or permits the elongate member from being at least partially withdrawn from the first aperture. Whether the locking member maintains the apparatus in the locked or unlocked configuration depends on whether or not the magnetic key is inserted into the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Terrance Surma, Roger J. Leyden
  • Publication number: 20100300992
    Abstract: Described herein is technology for, among other things, a theft deterrent apparatus for cooperation with an elongate member attached to and extending outwardly from a forward-facing side of an article display panel. The apparatus includes a housing defining an internal chamber. The housing includes a first aperture passing through the housing into the internal chamber for receiving the elongate member, a second aperture for receiving a magnetic key, and a locking member that has a magnetic portion and is movably disposed within the internal chamber. The locking member is adapted to selectively: maintain the apparatus in locked and unlocked configurations in which the locking member respectively prevents or permits the elongate member from being at least partially withdrawn from the first aperture. Whether the locking member maintains the apparatus in the locked or unlocked configuration depends on whether or not the magnetic key is inserted into the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrance Surma, Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 7239244
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a portable article. The system has a housing, a detectable signal generator on the housing, a detection circuit on the housing, and a jumper element having first and second ends. The jumper element has a) an operative state wherein the first and second jumper element ends are electrically connected to the detection circuit at first and second locations and the jumper element defines a conductive path electrically connecting between the first and second locations on the detection circuit and b) a disabled state. In the disabled state, one of i) the first end of the jumper element is disconnected from the detection circuit at the first location ii) the second end of the jumper element is disconnected from the detection circuit at the second location and iii) the jumper element is severed between the first and second ends, so that the conductive path between the first and second locations is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Michael Parent
  • Patent number: 7086750
    Abstract: A message system having a wall with opposite first and second sides. The wall has at least one of (a) a mirrored surface which is capable of producing a discernible, reflective image of an object placed at the first side of the wall, and (b) a blocking surface which substantially obstructs viewing of an object at the second side of the wall through the wall from the first side of the wall. The message system further includes a message generator capable of making a message viewable from the first side of the wall through at least a part of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma, David A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7048246
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to camera mounting systems and, in particular, a universal camera mount apparatus incorporating a security device for use in theft prevention. The apparatus comprises an electronic anti-theft assembly in combination with a universally mountable mounting member. The universally mountable mounting member may then be secured to a camera by a fastener threaded into the camera's pre-existing tripod mount hole, for monitoring by the security device. As the majority of cameras manufactured incorporate tripod mounting holes, the mounting member may be used with the majority of today's cameras, regardless of shape, by providing alternative apertures for mounting in at least two intersecting directions of orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Peter J. Passuntino
  • Patent number: 7021091
    Abstract: A security system for confining movement of an object to a predetermined area. The security system has a cable, with a length, and a housing. The housing is guidable slidingly along the length of the cable and capable of being fixed at a plurality of different locations spaced along the length of the cable. The cable has a first portion that can be fixed relative to the housing. With the first portion fixed relative to the housing, the cable defines a loop with an effective diameter that is variable by sliding the housing along the length of the cable. The cable has a second portion that can be secured to a support relative to which an object is to be confined by the securing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma
  • Publication number: 20040231376
    Abstract: A security system for confining movement of an object to a predetermined area. The security system has a cable, with a length, and a housing. The housing is guidable slidingly along the length of the cable and capable of being fixed at a plurality of different locations spaced along the length of the cable. The cable has a first portion that can be fixed relative to the housing. With the first portion fixed relative to the housing, the cable defines a loop with an effective diameter that is variable by sliding the housing along the length of the cable. The cable has a second portion that can be secured to a support relative to which an object is to be confined by the securing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc .
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma
  • Patent number: 6756900
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method involving a voltage selectable alarm sensor for operably mounting an anti-theft device to an article being monitored. The voltage selectable alarm sensor comprises a sensor housing, a detector switch having at least first and second alternative positions to indicate that an alarm event is occurring, an electrical cord for providing power to the alarm sensor which power is then directed to the article being monitored through connection to a power output port on the sensor. The voltage emanating from the power output port and directed to the article may be varied by a voltage selection switch positioned on the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Peter J. Passuntino, Michael A. Parent
  • Publication number: 20040093918
    Abstract: The combination of a wheeled vehicle with a power source and a security system for the wheeled vehicle. The security system has an elongate bar secured to a support and a connecting assembly. The connecting assembly has a secured state wherein the connecting assembly cannot be separated from the elongate bar and is releasably attached to the wheeled vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma, E. Joel Martin, Jerry D. Biggs
  • Publication number: 20040046662
    Abstract: The combination of a portable device and a security system. The security system has a first holding portion and a second holding portion spaced from the first holding portion. The first and second holding portions are movable relative to each other to selectively change a spacing distance between the first and second holding portions. The first and second holding portions captively engage the portable device with the first and second holding portions in an engaged state and are movable relative to each other from the engaged state to a release state. A setting mechanism can be selectively placed in a secured state and an unsecured state. The setting mechanism in the secured state causes the first and second holding portions to be maintained relative to each other in the engaged state. The setting mechanism in the unsecured state allows the first and second holding elements to be moved relative to each other from the engaged state into the release state. An access assembly has first and second states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma, James Koko
  • Patent number: 6700488
    Abstract: The combination of a portable device and a security system. The security system has a first holding portion and a second holding portion spaced from the first holding portion. The first and second holding portions are movable relative to each other to selectively change a spacing distance between the first and second holding portions. The first and second holding portions captively engage the portable device with the first and second holding portions in an engaged state and are movable relative to each other from the engaged state to a release state. A setting mechanism can be selectively placed in a secured state and an unsecured state. The setting mechanism in the secured state causes the first and second holding portions to be maintained relative to each other in the engaged state. The setting mechanism in the unsecured state allows the first and second holding elements to be moved relative to each other from the engaged state into the release state. An access assembly has first and second states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma, James Koko
  • Publication number: 20030128118
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method involving a voltage selectable alarm sensor for operably mounting an anti-theft device to an article being monitored. The voltage selectable alarm sensor comprises a sensor housing, a detector switch having at least first and second alternative positions to indicate that an alarm event is occurring, an electrical cord for providing power to the alarm sensor which power is then directed to the article being monitored through connection to a power output port on the sensor. The voltage emanating from the power output port and directed to the article may be varied by a voltage selection switch positioned on the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Peter J. Passuntino, Michael A. Parent
  • Publication number: 20030106971
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to camera mounting systems and, in particular, a universal camera mount apparatus incorporating a security device for use in theft prevention. The apparatus comprises an electronic anti-theft assembly in combination with a universally mountable mounting member. The universally mountable mounting member may then be secured to a camera by a fastener threaded into the camera's pre-existing tripod mount hole, for monitoring by the security device. As the majority of cameras manufactured incorporate tripod mounting holes, the mounting member may be used with the majority of today's cameras, regardless of shape, by providing alternative apertures for mounting in at least two intersecting directions of orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Peter J. Passuntino
  • Patent number: 5936525
    Abstract: A sensor has a substrate with a first surface having a substantial area, a conductive trace defining a conductive path on the substrate between first and second locations, and an adhesive on the first surface for adhering the sensor to an object to be monitored in an operative state. A weakening is provided in the substrate to cause separation/tearing of the substrate in a predetermined fashion as an incident of a force being applied to the substrate with the sensor in the operative state tending to peel the sensor off of the object to be monitored. The conductive trace is arranged on the substrate so that as the substrate separates/tears in the predetermined fashion, the conductive path defined by the conductor trace is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Michael A. Parent
  • Patent number: 5861807
    Abstract: A monitoring assembly has a body which is capable of being attached to an article to be monitored, a first sensor having a secured state and an unsecured state and capable of being attached to an article to be monitored, and a first elongate cord extending between the first sensor and body and having at least one conductor and a) mechanically connecting the first sensor to the body and b) defining a conductive path between the first sensor and the body. The first sensor is in the unsecured state with the conductive path between the first sensor and the body interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Michael A. Parent
  • Patent number: 5823358
    Abstract: A security system having a frame with an upwardly facing support surface, a hanger for an article of clothing having a downwardly facing edge that can be placed against the upwardly facing support surface to thereby maintain the hanger in a display position, a cover, and first structure cooperating between the cover and the frame for mounting the cover for movement relative to the frame selectively between a) a first position wherein the hanger can be placed into and removed from the display position and b) a second position wherein the cover closely captively maintains the hanger in the display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma, Christopher Kelsch
  • Patent number: RE37590
    Abstract: A retractable sensor assembly for use with an alarm system to prevent theft of valuable products while eliminating the problem of entangled and unsightly sensor cords is disclosed. The retractable sensor allows the user to grasp the product and pull it to a comfortable position. The invention consists of a housing, a retraction means contained in the housing, a sensor having two states, 1) secured when attached to the product and 2) unsecured when detached from the product, a multiconductor cable having a first end connected to the sensor, cooperating with the retraction means and a second end extending out of the housing, where the retraction means urges the sensor to the housing, yet allows the sensor to be pulled from the housing when an external force is exerted on the sensor, while maintaining a continuous electrical path from the first, sensor end of the cable to the second end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma