Article Locking Patents (Class 211/4)
  • Patent number: 10264878
    Abstract: A hanger stand with a storage device contains: a base including two horizontal connection rods, two holders, two adjustable columns, two rotatable connectors, and a horizontal hanging rod. A distance is defined between the two horizontal connection rods which have at least two pairs of orifices for screwing with at least two pairs of bolts individually, such that at least one accommodation assembly is fixed. Each of the at least one accommodation assembly includes two U-shaped frames, and each accommodation assembly includes multiple pairs of slide rails fixed inside the two U-shaped frames individually, wherein front and rear ends of the multiple pairs of slide rails do not extend beyond front and rear rims of the two U-shaped frames respectively, a covering plate is mounted on a top of each accommodation assembly, and any two opposite slide rails are fitted with a storage basket (box).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: METAL LIFE ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lu-Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10231558
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and/or displaying multiple fishing reels uses the reel foot of each reel to removably attach it to a reel rack. The reel rack has a generally rectangular oblong configuration. A rectangular rack base and two perpendicular, substantially rectangular rack sides define a longitudinal, axial rack channel. The reel foot of each fishing reel is removably attached to the reel rack by a pair of foot clamps. Each foot clamp has an open, generally rectangular or arcuate shape. The clamp arms are configured to slidably engage the rack sides, so that a pair of foot clamps can be cooperatively positioned to engage the two tapered ends of the reel foot of one of the fishing reels, thereby securing it to the reel rack for purposes of storage and/or display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Omar F. Suarez, Justin Suarez
  • Patent number: 10112667
    Abstract: A bicycle stand including a frame, a flexible cable or chain for securing a bicycle to the frame, and a lockable container which is attached to the frame, the flexible cable or chain having both ends secured by a lock that is entirely within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Louis Fournier
  • Patent number: 10092116
    Abstract: The invention of the current application is directed to a jewelry display device which securely displays jewelry at optionally varying heights in such a way that the jewelry optionally face outward when the hold bar is positioned horizontal to the eye line of the customer and also optionally prevent theft while optionally still allowing the customer to handle and interact with the jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SPARKLE LIFE
    Inventors: Jeremiah Johns, Jena Anderson
  • Patent number: 10086774
    Abstract: A rotary chain rack located on a vehicle used to recover disabled vehicles, which may include a lower bin, one or more upper rotating carousels to which hooks carrying chains may be mounted, and a braking device for automatically stopping the rotation of the chain rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Miller Industries Towing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hawkins, Scott Cavanaugh
  • Patent number: 10051977
    Abstract: A merchandising system that improves the merchandising of product by limiting the number and the frequency with which product can be removed from, for example, a merchandising shelf. The merchandising system may include a base configured to support product and a housing configured to engage the base. The housing may comprise a top wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a front retaining wall mounted to the base at an angle. The system may further include a spring-urged pusher movably mounted on the base. The system may further include an opening defined by the first side wall and the front retaining wall through which product may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9930985
    Abstract: An article for magnetically attaching a purse to a vertical magnetized surface such as a public restroom stall partition. The article includes enclosed magnet(s) joined to a clasp or ring, which is removably attached to a purse strap or purse hardware. Once attached to the purse, the article may be removably adhered to a magnetized surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Kelley Ann Daring
  • Patent number: 9834966
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disassemblable hinge (1) having a latching member (2), adapted to be associated with an openable door (20), and a hinge member (3), adapted to be associated with a corresponding door frame (21). The latching member (2) comprises a main body (4) and a catch (5), wherein said main body (4) comprises a hinge slot (6) adapted to receive said hinge member (3), wherein said catch (5) is rotatably engageable with said hinge member (3) around a first axis (A1). The catch (5) is movable between a closed state and an open state, and into a disengaged state. The catch (5) and said hinge slot (6) defines a space (14) for housing said hinge member, wherein said catch (5), in its closed state, locks said hinge member (3) in said space (14). The space (14) is expanded when said catch (5) is moved from said closed state to said disengaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Industrilås Nässjö AB
    Inventors: Bengt-Åke Alfredsson, Adam Linnåsen
  • Patent number: 9723934
    Abstract: A merchandising system that improves the merchandising of product by limiting the number and the frequency with which product can be removed from, for example, a merchandising shelf. The merchandising system may include a base configured to support product and a housing configured to engage the base. The housing may comprise a top wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a front retaining wall mounted to the base at an angle. The system may further include a spring-urged pusher movably mounted on the base. The system may further include an opening defined by the first side wall and the front retaining wall through which product may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9481312
    Abstract: A weapon lock apparatus having a magnetic lock system activated by a control module for releasably securing an article, such as a weapon, to deter unauthorized removal and use of the article secured by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Assembled Products Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Irwin
  • Patent number: 9377264
    Abstract: Relating to the field of rifle storage, the invention allows an AR or other similarly styled rifle to be hung and stored vertically, thus eliminating the need for large, expensive and obtrusive equipment. Constructed of ¼? diameter steel rod bent in a unique fashion that touches the rifle in only two places—on the forward portion of the magazine well and on the upper portion of the buffer tube/buttstock area. The invention provides a way to reliably hang a rifle perpendicular to the floor, using its top-heavy center of gravity in a way that uses the rifle's weight to secure the rifle without any moving parts. This allows the user to hang a rifle from any horizontal fixture that can support the weight of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Chad Michael Ely
  • Patent number: 9339123
    Abstract: A merchandise display having a pegboard with a support track extending therefrom, multiple packages mounted on the support track, a pusher housing in face contacting relation with the packages, a coil spring to urge the pusher housing outwardly from the pegboard, the pusher housing having spaced surfaces, and multiple slots formed in the surfaces to vary the display angle of the packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Performance Display Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. F. Stoddard, John A. Sgrignoli, Dane Seibert
  • Patent number: 9339130
    Abstract: A swatch holder includes a display hook, a swivel plate and a stop pin. The display hook includes an upper stem and a lower stem. The swivel plate includes a bored extension that protrudes from a back of the swivel plate and is mounted on a free end of the upper stem. The stop pin includes an insertion end inserted through a slot in the bored extension and through an aperture in the distal end of the upper stem and an exterior end that extends into the slot. The swivel plate is rotatable about the upper stem so that when the swivel plate is in a first position the exterior end of the stop pin is located adjacent a first end of the slot and when the swivel plate is in a second position the exterior end of the stop pin is located adjacent a second end of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel
  • Patent number: 9175901
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet that defines a first storage compartment, a first door that is opened or closed to allow or prevent access to an interior of the first storage compartment, a storing device coupled to the first door to define a second storage compartment, and a second door connected to the first door that is opened or closed to allow or prevent access to an interior of the second storage compartment. The first door includes a plurality of first coupling parts to which the storing device is coupled. The storing device includes a frame and a basket installed on the frame, each including at least one second coupling part interacting with at least one of the plurality of first coupling parts. A front surface of the second door is positioned to be generally coplanar with at least a portion of a front surface of the first door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjin Oh, Jonghwa Lee, Changbong Choi, Manho Park, Kiyoung Lim
  • 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: 8967397
    Abstract: A device for securing sports equipment comprises a supporting structure, a body for housing the sports equipment coupled to the supporting structure, and a securing mechanism for securing the sports equipment in the body, wherein a portion of the sports equipment protrudes from the body when it is secured within the body. In some embodiments, the securing mechanism is integrally coupled to the body and rotates between an open position and a closed position about a hinge. In some embodiments the device further comprises a lock hole for an external lock. In some embodiments, the device further comprises a lock integrally attached to the body. In some embodiments, the securing mechanism covers a protruding portion of the sports equipment. In some embodiments, the sports equipment comprises one or more of a skateboard, a long board skateboard, a snowboard, a scooter, and skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Edward Greenwald
  • Patent number: 8947201
    Abstract: A biometric access control system, and a weapon rack. The system may include an identification station including a biometric reader, an equipment identification reader, and a user interface, and an equipment structure in communication with the identification station and including a plurality of locks corresponding to a plurality of storage locations. The weapon rack may include a plurality of storage locations individually storing a plurality of weapons, and including a plurality of weapon stock receiving and supporting pockets to secure the weapons, a plurality of clamps corresponding to the plurality of storage locations to additionally secure the weapons, and a plurality of sensors aligned with the plurality of clamps to indicate presence or absence of the plurality of weapons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Rick Crigger, Dave Foster, Sam Hoff
  • Patent number: 8944259
    Abstract: A knife storage block comprising a housing block having one or more apertures for accommodating a knife blade, and a security means. The security means is able to adopt a first, opened position in which knives can be removed from the housing block, and a second, closed position in which knives cannot be removed from the housing block. Also described is a knife storage assembly comprising such a knife storage block and one or more knives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Winston Brough
  • Patent number: 8922335
    Abstract: A weapons container for releasing a defense weapon includes a cabinet, a cabinet door, and an interior securing the defense weapon. Upon detection of a fingerprint input by a biometric sensor, a surveillance camera captures video and an audio intercom provides communication with a central command center. A recording system saves the video and audio to a storage database. A delay release lock secures the defense weapon for an amount of time and releases the defense weapon depending on a signal from the central command center. A communications system is connected over a network to the central command center, a local authority, and an emergency responder. The communications system notifies the local authority or the emergency responder upon detection of the fingerprint input and streams the video and audio to the central command center and at least one of the local authority and the emergency responder over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Deweese, Brandon Delibro
  • Patent number: 8910560
    Abstract: An adjustable gun mount is adapted for use in a motor vehicle and can be adjusted to support different sizes and types of weapons. The gun mount limits the release of a stored weapon to authorized users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Assembled Products Corporation
    Inventor: Kelly Irwin
  • Publication number: 20140311998
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser rack includes a containment structure that has an open first end and an opposite, second end. The structure is sized and shaped to fit slidably about a container dispenser for film bags and has an aperture at the second end. The aperture is sized, shaped and located to at least partially align with a dispensing opening in the container dispenser. A support stand is attached to the containment structure and provides connection to a surface. The support stand is pivotally mounted to an underside of the structure and optionally is securable in either a first, upper position or a second, lower position. A latch prevents unwanted removal of the dispenser from the rack. Two or more structures may be attached to the support stand, thereby providing a choice of bags. Openings are provided in the rack to provide visual access to outer surfaces of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140284287
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a handle, and a latching member. The bracket is configured for receiving a data storage device. The handle is rotatably mounted to the bracket. The latching member is secured to the handle and includes an elastically deformable connecting piece and a latching block extending from an end of the connecting piece. The bracket defines a latching slot. A pressed portion extends downwards from the connecting piece. The handle is rotatable relative to the bracket to engage the latching block in the latching hole. The pressed portion is capable of being pressed to elastically deform the connecting piece to disengage the latching block from the latching slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHANG-NONG FAN, XIU-QUAN HU
  • Patent number: 8826702
    Abstract: This invention provides a locking system for a weapon that resists prying by a flat-headed tool. The system includes a base having a base channel for receiving an elongated portion of a weapon. A gate is hingedly attached to the lid by a hinge assembly. The gate moves between an open position and a closed position. The gate includes a gate channel that overlies the base channel in the closed position. A lock assembly selectively secures the gate with respect to the base in the closed position. A novel front joint, opposite the hinge assembly, is provided. It includes an internal lap joint with an overlap structure on each of a base front joint edge and a gate front joint edge. The base front joint edge and the gate front joint edge can each define a confronting, approximately horizontal surface forward of the internal lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: John J. Barger
  • Publication number: 20140166598
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes a support adapted to be secured to a first associated merchandising structure and a tile mounted to the support. The tile extends away from the support so as to approach a second associated merchandising structure spaced from the first associated merchandising structure. The tile includes a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion and selectively slidable in relation to the first portion to change a size of the tile. A protrusion extends from the first portion. The protrusion is connected to the support to enable a movement of the tile in relation to the support thereby allowing selective access to any desired portion of at least one of the first and second associated merchandising structures. The tile front face can include a cut out section or a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: FASTENERS FOR RETAIL, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Paul A. Mueller
  • Patent number: 8739984
    Abstract: A product management display system for merchandising product on a shelf includes using a trackless pusher mechanism that travels along a surface on which product is placed and one or more dividers for separating product into rows. The one or more dividers may be engaged to a front rail in two different conditions, locked and unlocked. In a locked condition, the relationship between the divider and the front rail resists alteration in any direction with respect to each other. In the unlocked condition, the dividers may be freely slid laterally along the front rail, while remaining perpendicular to the front rail. The one or more dividers may lock to the front rail through the use of corresponding teeth, resilient surfaces, a locking tab, a locking bar and/or a cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 8667818
    Abstract: A lock assembly for retail packaging, having a lock assembly, a key assembly, a hinge assembly, and packaging comprising at least one wall. The lock assembly mounts exteriorly onto the packaging. The packaging lock assembly may further have a rail assembly mounted onto a display rack. The rail assembly comprises rail members and a transversal member. The packaging lock assembly may further have a plate assembly positioned in between the lock assembly and the plate. The lock assembly suspended from the rail members is placed in a locked position, whereby a locking shaft assembly is blocked by the transversal member to prevent removal of the packaging from the rail assembly. The key assembly is presented into a latch assembly comprising a key hole to cause the locking shaft assembly to shift from the locked position, to an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Hamid Mchatet
  • Patent number: 8661864
    Abstract: The present invention provides an asset retention system, comprising: an elongate housing configured to receive a plurality of home keys and a visitor key; and an elongate slider coupled to the elongate housing and configured to selectively retain and release the plurality of home keys and the visitor key; wherein the elongate slider comprises a plurality of keyed holes corresponding to the plurality of home keys; wherein the plurality of keyed holes each comprise a narrowed portion configured to retain an associated home key when the elongate slider is translated in a first direction and a widened portion configured to release the associated home key when the elongate slider is translated in a second direction; and wherein the plurality of home keys are selectively retained and released simultaneously. The elongate housing and elongate slider are disposed in a cabinet. Each of the plurality of home keys is coupled to an asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: KEYper Systems
    Inventor: Dennis E. Guessford
  • Patent number: 8646618
    Abstract: A modular shelving system comprises a first upright, a second upright, first and second rails, and a rail spanner. The first upright includes a first body and a first cleat having a base portion secured in the first body. The second upright includes a second body and a second cleat having a base portion secured in the second body. Each of the first and second rails defines an upper cleat hole and a lower cleat hole. The first cleat of the first upright is slidably received in the upper and lower cleat holes of the first rail, and the second cleat of the second upright is slidably received in the upper and lower cleat holes of the second rail. The rail spanner extends between the first and second rails and includes first and second retaining claws each connected to the rail spanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Peota, Robert D. Yoder, Andrew K. Enyart, Mark A. Campbell, Steven C. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140027390
    Abstract: A pedestal, a system and/or a method secures and/or displays an article. The pedestal secures an article to a fixture while allowing manipulation, testing and/or maneuvering of the article with respect to the pedestal and/or a surface. A drum, cable and a spring may be used to deter theft and/or removal of the article. The article may be on display and/or may be used, manipulated, tested and/or transported by consumers in an environment, such as, for example, a retail store. The pedestal may allow for extension of the cable by pulling the article away from the pedestal and/or the drum. The pedestal, the system and/or the method may allow for extension of the cable using a spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Andy G. Reynolds, Anthony Marszalek, John E. Ewen, III, James Groth
  • Patent number: 8622227
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes a support adapted to be secured to a first associated merchandising structure and a tile mounted to the support. The tile extends away from the support so as to approach a second associated merchandising structure spaced from the first associated merchandising structure. The tile includes a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion and selectively slidable in relation to the first portion to change a size of the tile. A protrusion extends from the first portion. The protrusion is connected to the support to enable a movement of the tile in relation to the support thereby allowing selective access to any desired portion of at least one of the first and second associated merchandising structures. The tile front face can include a cut out section or a slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Paul A. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20130327730
    Abstract: A merchandising system that improves the merchandising of product by limiting the number and the frequency with which product can be removed from, for example, a merchandising shelf. The merchandising system may include a base configured to support product and a housing configured to engage the base. The housing may comprise a top wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and a front retaining wall mounted to the base at an angle. The system may further include a spring-urged pusher movably mounted on the base. The system may further include an opening defined by the first side wall and the front retaining wall through which product may be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 8590714
    Abstract: A cash box holding apparatus for use in holding cash boxes under gaming tables and the like. The apparatus provides a basic lightweight structure which offers double retention means for a cash box. The apparatus features ease of use and time saving insertion and removal of cash boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jose L. Osuna-Valerio
  • Patent number: 8567220
    Abstract: A magnetic lock assembly, having a lock assembly; a key assembly; and packaging having at least one wall. The lock assembly mounts exteriorly onto the packaging. A rail assembly has rail members and a transversal member. A plate assembly mounts interiorly within the packaging. The lock assembly has a pin assembly. The lock assembly suspended from the rail members is placed in a locked position, whereby the pin assembly is blocked by the transversal member to prevent removal of the packaging from the rail assembly. The key assembly having a predetermined magnetic force is presented onto the lock assembly to cause the pin assembly to shift from the locked position, to an unlocked position, whereby the transversal member does not block the pin assembly to permit removal of the packaging from the rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Hamid Mchatet
  • Patent number: 8540086
    Abstract: A weapon wall mount is provided with the mount having a continuous base plate which matches the silhouette of a weapon. The continuous base plate has equidistantly spaced countersunk holes providing uniform attachment to a wall. The wall having wall studs spaced at least between a range of 12 inches to 24 inches on center. The base plate has a transversely aligned support which provides longitudinal and vertical support to the weapon. In addition the base plate has a transversely aligned locking shaft to receive a lock. When mounted, the weapon restricts access to the equidistantly spaced countersunk holes so that the mount and weapon cannot be easily removed from the wall. This mount also provides the appearance of the weapon securely fastened and mounted to the wall without the noticeable visual appearance of any support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jeremy Karst
  • Patent number: 8534207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security box (100) for valuable objects (1) which can be received in a receiving element. Said security box comprises a protection device (110) for the valuable objects (1), which can be placed in different reinforcing modes according to different situations of the security box (100) and can be automatically released in at least one of the reinforcing modes, in order to devalue the valuable objects (1), and a receiving device (112) which is used to capture signals which influence parameters which respectively determine the necessary reinforcing mode. The receiving device comprises an optical capturing unit (112) which capture signals which are emitted by an optical emitter of the receiving element which contains the security box (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Villiger
  • Patent number: 8523122
    Abstract: A display apparatus for portable electronic device including a base, a plurality of mounting sleeves, a plurality of mounting posts, a plurality of mounting brackets, and a power supply unit. The base has a lockable panel that conceals an interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting sleeves are coupled to the base. The mounting posts are lockingly engaged with the mounting sleeves in the interior space at least partially defined by the base. The mounting brackets are secured to the mounting posts, each of the mounting brackets fixedly retaining a respective portable electronic device of a plurality of portable electronic devices so that the respective portable electronic device is rigidly secured relative to the base. The power supply unit is concealed and has a plurality of power ports shaped to receive automotive accessory power plugs from the portable electronic devices fixedly retained in the mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake M. Johnson, Joseph H. Bowser
  • Publication number: 20130220949
    Abstract: A locking equipment rack for a backpack blower is presented. The locking equipment rack is adjustable to store a variety of blower models. The equipment rack securely stores the blowers, preventing vibrational damage and theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: David D. Sargent
  • Publication number: 20130213906
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes a support adapted to be secured to a first associated merchandising structure and a tile mounted to the support. The tile extends away from the support so as to approach a second associated merchandising structure spaced from the first associated merchandising structure. The tile includes a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion and selectively slidable in relation to the first portion to change a size of the tile. A protrusion extends from the first portion. The protrusion is connected to the support to enable a movement of the tile in relation to the support thereby allowing selective access to any desired portion of at least one of the first and second associated merchandising structures. The tile front face can include a cut out section or a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Paul A. Mueller
  • Patent number: 8453853
    Abstract: A multi-skateboard storage rack may include a rigid frame and a plurality of vertical rods statically connected to the frame. A plurality of horizontal peg extensions may be attached to the rods. A plurality of locking jaws may be pivotally connected to corresponding ones of the peg extensions such that associated pairs of the locking jaws may be selectively articulated between a closed locked position and an open unlocked position respectively. Each pair of locking jaws includes a top and a bottom hook which may be independently articulated along mutually exclusive arcuate paths oriented about the corresponding peg extensions. A plurality of locks may be removably fastened to the associated pairs of locking jaws for prohibiting the pairs of locking jaws from being articulated. The multi-skateboard storage rack may further include a plurality of non-linear guide tracks attached to the frame. The multi-skateboard storage rack may further include an optional flexible fenced closure formed from a mesh screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Othella Adams
  • Publication number: 20130126449
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a hand tool rack comprising main frame, positioning members and cover frame. The main frame includes two side panels and a mediate portion between the side panels. Each side panel has hook trough and lump. The positioning members mount on the mediate portion and allow hand tool to position. The cover frame has two brace pieces, and each brace piece has hook and guiding slot. When the brace pieces are hooked with the side panels, each hook is clipped into the corresponding hook trough and each lump is lodged into the corresponding guiding slot. Therefore, the hand tool rack is ensured to be anti-theft and user-friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Jen-Ji Sh
  • Publication number: 20130105418
    Abstract: A display lock system and display lock used therein are provided. The display lock system includes a display hook having a display lock attached thereto. The display lock includes a lock body attached to a bar of the display hook and a lock bar that surrounds a second bar of the display hook. A lock arrangement operates between the lock body and the lock bar to selectively permit and prohibit movement of the lock bar relative to the lock body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SOUTHERN IMPERIAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Louis Northrup, JR., Patrick J. Barkdoll, Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Publication number: 20130098851
    Abstract: An anti-theft socket rack includes a base and a main board is perpendicularly connected to the base, and multiple separation plates extend perpendicularly from the base. Multiple spaces are defined between the base, the main board and the separation plates. Each space has an opening located opposite to the main board so as to receive sockets therein. At least one handle has a long board and two short boards which are pivotably connected to the base so that the long board closes the openings of the spaces when in a closed position. A covering plate extends from the long board and partially covers the spaces. An anti-theft unit includes a lug extending from each of the two short boards and a bolt extends through the lugs and is connected to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: CHIN KEN HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20130037496
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. Embodiments of the system include a frame holder on which the eyewear is placed, a locking mechanism that secures the eyewear to the holder, and a key that enables a user to holder unlock and to remove the eyewear from the holder. In one embodiment, frame holder includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the holder and eyewear to be swiveled. The frame holder is removably attachable to a display rod of the system configured to hold a plurality of frame holders. The display rod includes a lock in one embodiment to prevent removal of the frame holders from the rod without use of a specially configured access key. The display rod is mountable to a surface of a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: EYE DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Publication number: 20130032550
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. Embodiments of the system include a frame holder on which the eyewear is placed, a locking mechanism that secures the eyewear to the holder, and a key that enables a user to holder unlock and to remove the eyewear from the holder. In one embodiment, frame holder includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the holder and eyewear to be swiveled. The frame holder is removably attachable to a display rod of the system configured to hold a plurality of frame holders. The display rod includes a lock in one embodiment to prevent removal of the frame holders from the rod without use of a specially configured access key. The display rod is mountable to a surface of a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: EYE DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8360373
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a product display apparatus may provide consumers with access to samples of portable electronic devices while maintaining the security of the sample devices. The display apparatus can present the sample devices in a manner that encourages consumers to view and operate the user interface of the samples even though each sample unit cannot be physically moved from the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake M. Johnson, Joseph H. Bowser
  • Publication number: 20130015145
    Abstract: A storage device includes a support assembly that partially rotates relative to a base assembly from a closed, storage position to an open, loading position, and vice versa. When the storage device is in the open, loading position, an object, such as a bicycle, can be inserted therein by way of an access opening. Rotation of the support assembly positions the object in at least an inclined position which inhibits theft of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED LOCKER SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Koepke
  • Publication number: 20130008066
    Abstract: A modular tire rack which engages tires from the open interior of each tire. The rack may be formed in modular sections which can be assembled in vertically or horizontally adjustable numbers. The rack may incorporate a lock to prevent casual removal of tires. Tires are supported with their full faces available for inspection by potential buyers. Tires are engaged by structure which after assembly occupies the open interior of each tire. The rack may include a floor base accommodating either permanent bolting to a floor or the like or alternatively, attachment of caster wheels. Supports for holding signage may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Charles de Martigny
  • Publication number: 20120285906
    Abstract: A merchandising system includes a support adapted to be secured to a first associated merchandising structure and a tile mounted to the support. The tile extends away from the support so as to approach a second associated merchandising structure spaced from the first associated merchandising structure. The tile includes a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion and selectively slidable in relation to the first portion to change a size of the tile. A protrusion extends from the first portion. The protrusion is connected to the support to enable a movement of the tile in relation to the support thereby allowing selective access to any desired portion of at least one of the first and second associated merchandising structures. The tile front face can include a cut out section or a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Shane Obitts, Paul A. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120273434
    Abstract: A pusher hook is provided. The pusher hook has a track and a pusher that is slidable thereon. The pusher biases retail merchandise situated on a merchandise hook forward towards a front stop. The pusher hook further includes a security frame that reduces or restricts entirely the ability to remove the merchandise laterally from the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: SOUTHERN IMPERIAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Niederhuefner, Todd C. Westberg, Stanley C. Valiulis, Patrick J. Barkdoll
  • Patent number: RE44568
    Abstract: A gun safe door storage system is permanently affixed to an interior surface of a gun safe door. The door storage system comprises a plurality of integrated pouches or pockets and a rack arranged such that the pouches or pockets are accessible even when the rack is holding rifles or rifle parts, such as barrels. Substantially all of the available space on the interior surface of the door is filled with pockets or pouches. The pouches or pockets are affixed to a backing material having strength and weight sufficient to prevent sagging. The backing material is permanently affixed to the interior surface of the gun safe door. The rack comprises a barrel support and a stock support mounted permanently on the interior surface of the gun safe door over the pouches or pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Prosteel Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Stepp