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: 5577855
    Abstract: A system for anchoring a cable to a support. The anchoring system has a fitting for attachment to a cable to be anchored and a receiver for the fitting. Structure is provided for connecting the receiver to a support. Structure cooperates between the fitting and receiver for maintaining the fitting in an anchored state on the receiver. The structure for connecting the receiver to a support includes an anchor element having an operating portion that is manipulatable to selectively a) effect connection of the receiver to a support in an operative position and b) release the receiver from the operative position. The structure cooperating between the fitting and receiver blocks access to the operating portion of the anchor element with the fitting in the anchored state on the receiver to prevent release of the receiver from the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5565848
    Abstract: A security apparatus for attachment to an article to be monitored. The security apparatus has a body, first structure for maintaining the body operatively connected to an article to be monitored, and second structure on the body for at least one of a) mechanically connecting the body to a support and b) changing from a first state with the body operatively connected to an article to be monitored into a second state with the body at least partially separated from an article to be monitored. The body has at least a part that is conformable to a surface on an article to which the security apparatus is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma
  • Patent number: 5552771
    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: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance J. Surma
  • Patent number: 5421667
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting a security cable to a consumer article. The apparatus is a body having a cavity with an entry opening in communication with the cavity. Structure is provided for mounting the body to the wall of a consumer article in an operative position thereon wherein a wall on the consumer article to which the body is attached at least partially blocks the entry opening. With the inventive structure, a fitting on a security cable can be introduced into the body cavity with the body separated from a consumer article but is prohibited from being be removed from the body cavity with the body in its operative position on a consumer article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5341124
    Abstract: An alarm system remotely detects a sensor being attached to or detached from a product. The sensor has a secured state and an unsecured state. The sensor is in the secured state when attached to the product and in the unsecured state when detached from the product. The sensor includes an indicator for indicating the state of the sensor. A detector electrically connected to the sensor determines the state of the sensor. The detector provides a control signal in response to the state of the sensor. The control signal controls the indicator. An alarm is electrically connected to the detector and is responsive to the control signal for indicating the state of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5279135
    Abstract: A security device having an elongate, flexible cable with a preformed coil, with the coil being defined by at least three turns of cable which extend and retract to allow the effective length of the cable to be altered. At least a first and second of the turns are connected to each other to control the tendency of the coil to tangle as the coil is extended and retracted in use. A structure is provided on the cable to allow connection of the cable to an article to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5246183
    Abstract: A security device for a portable hand-held control for operating an electronic device from a location remote from the electronic device. The security device consists of a housing, an elongate flexible element, structure for attaching one part of the elongate flexible element to a hand-held remote control, structure on the housing for a) normally urging the flexible element part towards a first position in which the flexible element part is in a first relationship with the housing and b) allowing the flexible element part to be drawn away from the housing to be spaced a distance from the housing that is greater than that with the flexible element part in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 5172098
    Abstract: An alarm system remotely detects a sensor being attached to or detached from a product. The sensor has a secured state and an unsecured state. The sensor is in the secured state when attached to the product and in the unsecured state when detached from the product. The sensor includes an indicator for indicating the state of the sensor. A detector electrically connected to the sensor determines the state of the sensor. The detector provides a control signal in response to the state of the sensor. The control signal controls the indicator. An alarm is electrically connected to the detector and is responsive to the control signal for indicating the state of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5160048
    Abstract: A garment anti-theft device for captively receiving at least one clothes hanger of the type having a hook with a free distal end for receiving a support arm of a garment rack to suspend the hanger therefrom. The garment anti-theft device includes a body having at least one opening therein of a size large enough to receive a free distal end of a hook of a hanger introduced by movement of the hanger free end in a first direction into the opening. A cover is attached to the body for movement selectively between an open position and a securing position. The cover, in its position, allows the free distal end of the hanger to be directed in a first direction into the body opening so that the hanger is supported in an operative position on at least one of the support arm on a clothes rack and the body and out of the opening by movement of the free distal end of the hanger oppositely to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5154072
    Abstract: A cable lock for securing a cable having a shoulder thereon is provided having a housing and at least one opening in the housing, the opening being dimensioned to receive the cable shoulder therethrough. A cover is mounted for selective movement relative to the housing between a position permitting passage of the cable through the opening to a position preventing passage of the cable through the opening. A tumbler having a movable shaft operatively associated therewith, the shafting being movable independent of the cover is operatively associated with the cover for providing the selective movement of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Se-Kure Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 5103984
    Abstract: A security device for a garment display structure of the type having an elongate rail for supporting a garment/security hanger, with the elongate rail having a free end with a first cross-sectional area taken transversely of the length thereof. The security device has a blocking element removably attached in an operative position adjacent to the free end of an elongate rail on a garment display structure to thereby create an effective cross-sectional area, taken transversely of the length of the elongate rail, that is greater than the first cross-sectional area. With the inventive structure, the blocking element prohibits the passage of certain garments/security hangers, that encircle the elongate rail, over and past the free end of the elongate rail, that could otherwise occur in the absence of the blocking element on the elongate rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 4623765
    Abstract: A universal computer power switch lockout apparatus for permanent restrained affixation upon the exterior surface of the cabinetry of an office computer. The apparatus is positioned at a location immediately adjacent to the computer's on-off switch assembly field without penetrating the cabinetry upon installation thereof, to preclude access, as desired, to the computer's power switch, to in turn prevent unauthorized operation of the computer. A combination of flange members emanate from a mounting bracket which is positioned and adhesively affixed to the computer cabinetry surface surrounding the computer's power switch assembly field. A lockable switch enclosure is telescopically and slidingly mated with the mounting bracket to alternatively provide or restrict access to the computer's power switch enclosed thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 4455464
    Abstract: An improved alarm system sensing and triggering apparatus for remote detection of interruptions or alterations in an otherwise closed electrical alarm circuit. Exposed electrodes are embedded together with a substantially deformable current conducting element in a recessed housing cavity. The conducting element is compressable or deformable, momentarily, to an altered shape to activate the alarm system without the need for partially or completely detaching the sensor itself from the article to which it is connected. The recessed cavity together with the exposed electrodes and deformable conducting means cooperate with the sensor housing and alarm system integration conductors and with sensor attachment devices to provide the improved security features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: D335439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: D345092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma, William R. DeCuzzi
  • Patent number: D383991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma