With Impaling Means Patents (Class 211/57.1)
  • Patent number: 10426278
    Abstract: A product display belt for a product display assembly may comprise a flexible strip having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front end and a back end; a plurality of hinges mounted to the bottom surface of the flexible strip to form a linear array of separated hinges extending from the front end towards the back end of the flexible strip; and a plurality of flaps, each flap having a front facing surface, a back facing surface, and a top surface, each flap mounted to an associated hinge of the plurality of hinges at the back facing surface below the top surface of the flap such that the flap has a free top end and extends downwardly away from the bottom surface of the flexible strip. Other product display belts and product display assemblies comprising the belts are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DaVinci Industries
    Inventors: Carl Valiulis, Anthony Valiulis
  • Patent number: 10420427
    Abstract: A goods holder, on which a plurality of goods can be arranged one behind the other in a movable manner, in such a way that a front good of a row of goods arranged one behind the other can be moved in the direction of a front end of the goods holder and can be removed from the goods holder at said front end. The goods holder having at least one displaceably supported signal-producing means, which can be displaced as a result of a movement of a frontmost good in the direction of the front end and triggers the production of a removal signal in the event of a displacement in order to indicate a removal of the good from the good holder. Two displaceably supported signal-producing means are provided on the goods holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTORY SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Georg Hachmann
  • Patent number: 10334964
    Abstract: A holder assembly for hanging goods to be displayed at a point of sale includes at least one elongated holding member at which goods are to be hanged and to be arranged in a row of goods one behind the other so that the hanging goods may be slid along the at least one elongated member to a removal position at an end of the at least one elongated member where a good may be removed from the at least one elongated holding member. The assembly further includes a carrier to which the at least one elongated holding member is mounted and at which an electronic detection element is provided. An electronic detection element of the holder assembly is configured to detect a displacement of the at least one elongated holding member from a first position to a second position for emitting at least one signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTORY SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Georg Hachmann
  • Patent number: 10070723
    Abstract: An attachment bracket or reinforcement plate is provided. The bracket is attached to an area of the respective product and provides an attachment location which is durable and maintains the structure of an inside corner of a cut in a melamine or wood product. In certain examples described herein, these storage systems may be held on a wall using a rail system. That is, a rail is attached to the wall which has an outward extending rail arm and upward extending flange. The flange engages with a notch or slot in the attachment bracket, which is secured to the melamine or wood product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: William Garrity, Troy Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10016070
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying and dispensing items of merchandise placed in a row suspended from a cantilevered support mounts a track above the support, and couples a slide with the track for sliding movement along the track. An arm is carried by the slide and extends downwardly for engaging the row of items. A grip on the slide enables a purchaser or the merchant to grasp and manually move the slide and the arm from a rearward position, wherein the arm is located behind the row of items, toward a forward position so as to engage and move the row of items toward a forward point-of-purchase, thereby placing a forward-most item at the point-of-purchase. Upon release of the grip, a return spring returns the slide and the arm to the rearward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Henschel-Steinau, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. DeSena, Andrew B. Sholl
  • Patent number: 9975371
    Abstract: A note holder is disclosed that comprises a base; a spine extending from the base and having a base end and an upper end, the upper end being positioned higher than the base end in the vertical plane; and, a plurality of retainers attached to said spine and adapted to retain one or more pieces of notepaper in an easily observed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Koullouros
  • Patent number: 9865104
    Abstract: A system and approach utilizing a multi-dimensional code on a card and a gesture applied to the card for a scan. The two-dimensional card may contain information about the card holder, other individuals, the facility or area at which access is desired, and a gesture relating to scanning the card. Appropriate information and a correct gesture applied to the card during a scan may enable a holder of the card to gain access to the facility or area. The gesture may legitimize the card holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Huang, Zhaocheng Sheng, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 9320369
    Abstract: A display fixture includes a cross support mounted to a display structure. The cross support includes a cross bar having a plurality of holes extending through at least a top of the cross bar. The holes are spaced apart from each other across a length of the cross bar. The display fixture also includes at least one display hook having three downwardly depending mounting members. The at least display hook is mounted to the cross bar by engaging two of the three downward depending mounting members with two holes in the cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin L. Zobel, Jason W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9022371
    Abstract: Kit of improved accessories suitable for automated storage structures (20) comprising an automatic clamping system adapted to lock in position workpieces stored during transport on a truck, plant conveyor or any other vehicle and supporting elements (11) for the workpieces stored each formed by bending of iron wire according to the workpiece profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrinox Automotive SRO
    Inventor: Maria Rosaria Seghezzi
  • Publication number: 20150068990
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly includes an ornamental panel and at least one frame. The at least one frame includes a plurality of upright members. First and second upright members of the plurality of upright members cooperate to slidably receive the ornamental panel in an opening defined therebetween. Each upright member defines a plurality of openings along a length thereof. The assembly further includes a plurality of merchandising support members. A plurality of adjustable members carry the plurality of merchandising support members. Each adjustable member includes first and second ends for selectively engaging apertures of the plurality of upright members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: T.M. SHEA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. SHEA
  • Patent number: 8919583
    Abstract: An accessory merchandiser for displaying products. The accessory merchandiser includes a modular unit including a plurality of first members and a plurality of second members, wherein the first and second members form a grid structure, a plurality of indicator marks formed on each second member, and a plurality of coupling members configured to removably couple the modular unit to a fixture. The plurality of indicator marks form a marking grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy G. Brasher
  • Patent number: 8800946
    Abstract: A retail display clip is provided. The retail display clip includes a stationary clip base and a rotatable clip member that rotates about an axis of rotation. The rotatable clip member rotates relative to the clip base. The retail display clip includes an open state and a closed state. As the rotatable clip member rotates from the open to the closed or the closed to the open state, an over-center point is transitioned. The over-center point is created by the interaction between a locking tab of the rotatable clip member and a flat inner surface of the clip base. In the closed stated, a torque is created by the over-center point that causes the locking tab to place a force on the flat inner surface of the clip base. A gripping point is formed at the location where the locking tab places the force. The gripping point supports retail merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8794453
    Abstract: A security product display hook assembly comprising a unique form of product display hook, in combination with a security lock, providing optional levels of product security and customer convenience. The display hook has a merchandise supporting arm formed with a back section, an intermediate section and a front section. The intermediate section is of sharply irregular configuration to allow, but inhibit, product removal, while effectively preventing mass product removal often attempted by shoplifters. The locking device is positionable in front of or directly behind the intermediate section to provide the highest security, with all products locked or an intermediate level, with a portion of the products locked. The locking device can also be positioned at the back of the back section such that all products are unlocked and available for customer selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph F. Kologe
  • Patent number: 8684196
    Abstract: A peg board hook, for insertion into a peg board, the peg board hook includes two tangs, each tang configured complementary, such that tangs from adjacent peg board hooks can be inserted into the same hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Burton Kozak, Ira Kozak
  • Patent number: 8629772
    Abstract: A signal emitting retail device is provided. The signal emitting retail device includes a sensor and an emitter. The emitter is configured to emit a signal when the sensor senses removal of merchandise from a merchandise display structure. The sensor is also configured to sense potential theft conditions. The emitter is configured to emit a signal indicative of potential theft conditions when such conditions are sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter T. Valiulis, Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8602224
    Abstract: An anti-sweep device having a mechanism that allows a customer to take a pre-determined number of items from a peg or display hook, after which the hook is locked for a pre-determined period of time before allowing another predetermined number of items to be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Casey
  • Patent number: 8596595
    Abstract: A device for displaying an article on a peg-board, including first and second housing portions securable to the front face of the peg-board, a recoil mechanism for a cable, and an adapter plate secured to the cable distal end and securable to an article to be displayed. The housing first portion has L-shaped prongs at its top with a distal end extending upwardly adjacent the peg-board back. The housing second portion has L-shaped prongs at its bottom with a distal end extending downwardly adjacent the peg-board back. The housing portions define a substantially enclosed space adjacent the peg-board front face, and the housing first portion defines a housing front face with an opening through the housing front face to the enclosed space. The recoil mechanism is biased toward retracting the cable into the recoil mechanism and disposed in the base housing enclosed space with the cable extending through the housing front face opening with the cable distal end outside the housing enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: John P. DeVito
  • Patent number: 8540088
    Abstract: An accessory merchandiser for displaying products. The accessory merchandiser includes a modular unit including a plurality of first members and a plurality of second members, wherein the first and second members form a grid structure, a plurality of indicator marks formed on each second member, and a plurality of coupling members configured to removably couple the modular unit to a fixture. The plurality of indicator marks form a marking grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy G. Brasher
  • Patent number: 8534469
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Louis Northrup, Jr., Patrick J. Barkdoll, Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Patent number: 8479927
    Abstract: A merchandising display using pegs mounted on peg board slopes the pegs downwardly from back to front and has a product retaining bar disposed below the pegs a distance calculated to engage the bottom of products displayed on the pegs. The merchandising display pegs are sloped at an angle calculated to allow gravity to draw products from the back of the peg to the front of the peg as products are removed while the bar engaging the bottom of the products maintains the forward most product at the optimum display angle for purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 8341987
    Abstract: A security device for locking a merchandise display rod to a support structure. The device includes a housing slidably received on the display rod and including a locking mechanism movable between a locked and an unlocked position. The housing defines a recess extending inwardly from an exterior surface thereof and perpendicularly to the linear motion of a locking member in the locking mechanism. A complementary shaped dipole magnet of a magnetic key is inserted into the recess to move the locking mechanism to the unlocked position. The security device further includes an adjustment member on a rear surface thereof. The adjustment member is engaged to compensate for different thicknesses of the support structure to which the security device is to be attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: Keith C. Nagelski
  • Patent number: 8342343
    Abstract: A free-standing, point-of-purchase display includes a base portion and a display portion. The display portion upwardly extends from the base portion and includes a frame having a plurality of upright members and at least one display element for supporting product for retail display. The display further includes first and second advertising panels carried by first and second upright members of the plurality of uprights, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: T. M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Patent number: 8302923
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook includes a display rod and a locking base pivotally attached to the display rod for locking the display hook on a display support. The locking base is configured to pivot relative to the display rod inwardly towards the display support from an unlocked position to a locked position and outwardly from the display support from the locked position to the unlocked position. The display hook includes a first attachment member configured to engage a front surface of the display support and a second attachment member configured to engage a rear surface of the display support. The locking base defines a contact surface configured to engage the front surface of the display support in the locked position. When the locking base is in the locked position, the locking base and the display rod define a first angle therebetween. When the locking base is in the unlocked position, the locking base and the display rod define a second angle therebetween that is less than the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Johnston, Jim Sankey
  • Patent number: 8132347
    Abstract: When displaying products on a display hook, labels associated with the products are oftentimes presented via a label holder affixed to the display hook. Because various display hook structures exist, an interchangeable label holder can be utilized to adjoin to the various structures. Accordingly, in one embodiment, a label holder is adapted for being affixed to both a cylindrical-shaped crossbar and a display plate crossbar of a display hook. The rear face of the interchangeable label holder includes first brackets and second brackets adapted for receiving either the cylindrical-shaped crossbar or the display plate crossbar. The rear face of the interchangeable label holder also includes a first securing element and a second securing element functional for receiving lateral edges of the display plate crossbar to restrict lateral movement of the label holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Danell M. Oliver-Collins, Brian Russell Palmer, Craig William Cayce, Derek Lai Keung Pong
  • Patent number: 8069992
    Abstract: A product display system and method includes a support and at least one product container supported by the support. The product containers incorporate one or more wings or flanges that enhance viewability of the containers from the side. The wings of the product containers may project forwardly or rearwardly from card portions of the containers, such as at angles of at least 20 degrees relative to the card portions. The containers may be supported at a support arm or the like, and have a center of gravity located behind a header for suspending the packages from the support arm, causing the packages to angle or tilt with their front faces angled somewhat upwardly, such as toward an illumination source, when suspended from the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: AGS I-Prop, LLC
    Inventors: Ian K. Rosen, Chad A. Des Jardin
  • Patent number: 7918352
    Abstract: A product display system and method includes a support and at least one product container supported by the support. The packages are tilted such that the front faces of the tilted packages face at least partially upward, such as toward the illumination source, so as to provide enhanced illumination of the front faces of the tilted packages. The tilted packages may be supported at a support arm or the like, and have a center of gravity located behind a header for suspending the packages from the support arm, causing the packages to angle or tilt with their front faces angled somewhat upwardly, such as toward the illumination source, when suspended from the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: AGS I-Prop, LLC
    Inventors: Ian K. Rosen, Chad Des Jardin
  • Patent number: 7905363
    Abstract: A presentation apparatus, provided with a series of suspension elements with a longitudinal direction, fixed to a wall element near a first end and provided with a presentation element at an opposite end, wherein, from at least one suspension element, a series of rolls of tape is suspended by sliding these over the suspension element by an opening in a core, wherein the presentation element of the respective suspension element has a frontal surface which, in front view, extends at least partly above the top side of the suspension element and has such a size and shape that a roll can be slid from the suspension element over said presentation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: TwinSeal Systems, B.V.
    Inventor: Guido Maurinus A. M. Aarts
  • Patent number: 7886916
    Abstract: There is provided an expandable modular display that is generally comprised of display modules that may be wall mounted, utilized as a desktop or countertop display, or vertically stacked with a plurality of like display modules in a display stand. The display stand is disposed to be connected by hand utilizing connecting apertures and pins. The display stand may be expanded horizontally using the connecting apertures and pins to receive additional display modules. The display is disposed to mount display modules vertically in a back to back position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Scott Hammer Alyn
  • Patent number: 7810774
    Abstract: A goods display hook which enables salespersons to quickly and easily get information on the empty state of the goods display hooks. In a goods display hook comprising a main body engageable with a horizontally extending bar assembled in a goods display furniture and an arm including a base end supported by the main body and a goods hanging section extending from the base end section, the goods display hook further comprises a bias means for urging the arm in the direction that the goods hanging section tilts upwardly, the goods hanging section of the arm having a lamp at a free end thereof, the main body having a power source for the lamp, a switch device for the lamp and a shaft providing the arm with a pivotal movement, wherein the switch device is actuated by the arm to turn on the lamp when all the goods hung on the arm are removed which causes a pivotal movement of the arm in the direction that the goods hanging section tilts upwardly by the action of the bias means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Shinden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Miyaue
  • Patent number: 7740144
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a display system for a display shelf having a top surface and a bottom surface. The display system includes an engagement member and a display member. The engagement member is located substantially beneath the display shelf and includes a resilient portion for releasably securing the display system to the display shelf. The display member is connected to and protrudes away from the engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph P. Kosir
  • Patent number: 7703308
    Abstract: A securable system for displaying items of merchandise on a display board. The display system includes a lockable end assembly that engages the free end of at least one rod of a merchandise display therein. The end assembly is slidable along the rod between an unlocked position where items of merchandise may be removed therefrom and a locked position where items of merchandise cannot be removed therefrom. The end assembly is lockingly engaged with the rod by a locking mechanism that is linearly moveable within an interior chamber of the end assembly. The end assembly is provided with a specially shaped recess in its outer wall which is positioned perpendicular to the linear motion of the locking mechanism. A complementary dipole magnet key is inserted into the recess to unlock the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Invue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: Keith C. Nagelski
  • Patent number: 7665617
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly. The assembly includes a mounting portion adjustably coupled to a support surface associated with a first product, and a suspending portion for suspending a second product. The suspending portion coupled to the mounting portion, and the mounting and suspending portions are adapted for at least reducing interference with the visibility of the first product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: T.M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • Patent number: 7584930
    Abstract: A hook is provided for display and dispensing of commercial articles, such as articles carried on a card or other backing member. The hook includes a first arm with a hook-shaped end and an adjacent bend portion. A second arm has an end spaced from the hook-shaped end and the bend portion whereby an article must be slid along the first arm, between gaps formed between the end of the second arm, the bend portion and the hook-shaped end, for removal and subsequent checkout. In one embodiment, the hook includes a mounting plate with ears for engaging a pegboard support and a hole for receiving a push fastener which engages the pegboard support. In another embodiment, the hook includes a mounting member for mounting to a crossbar support in which a pair of spaced apart wings are provided at one end of a mounting body and a pair of spaced apart end portions are provided at the other end of the mounting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Colony Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerrold R. Zich
  • Patent number: 7578088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tag holder profile or mother profile for fastening a removable tag holder, intended for equipping a shelf or the like, in particular shelving. The profile has a rear fastening section on the front edge of the shelf or the like. According to the invention, the profile includes a longitudinal housing on an upper portion of the profile, able to open upwards, and at least one lid slaved to the remainder of the body of the profile. The lid is capable of covering the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Joalpe Industria De Expositores, S.A.
    Inventor: Manuel Alves
  • Patent number: 7530188
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an adapter (29) for attaching an electronic shelf label (26) to a cantilever (22) of a blister hook (20). The adapter (29) has a housing (30) into which the shelf label (26) is inserted, and a suspension device for pivotal mounting of the housing (30) on a cross-strut (24) provided on the free end of the cantilever (22). The suspension device is a yoke (32) that is connected to the housing (30) and has two pliable sleeves (44, 54), each with a free end that is placed around the cross-strut (24) and is snap-locked onto the yoke (32). The adapter (29) is suitable for nearly universal use on various blister hooks of different size and shape. The housing (30) is angularly adjustable relative to the yoke (32) in order to align the product and price display of the shelf label (26) in the observer's viewing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Beilenhoff, Ulrich Schaefer
  • Patent number: 7520394
    Abstract: A product display system and method includes a support, at least one illumination source positioned above the support and operable to illuminate the support area, and at least one product package positioned on and/or supported by the support. The packages are tilted such that the front faces of the tilted packages face at least partially toward the illumination source to provide enhanced illumination of the front faces of the tilted packages. The packages may have at least one tab that angles or tilts the package relative to the support such that the package is tilted toward the illumination source. The tilted packages may be supported at a generally horizontal support surface or at a support arm or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: American Grease Stick Company
    Inventor: Ian K. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20090095695
    Abstract: A display hook for supporting items of merchandise includes a rod assembly and a pair of mechanically interlocked time delay arms medially disposed on the rod assembly. The time delay arms are sequentially movable to permit a potential purchaser to manipulate an item beyond the time delay arms for removal from the display hook. The time delay arms include a guide tube slidingly disposed on the rod assembly, a first arm rotatably mounted on the guide tube and a second arm spaced outwardly from the first arm and fixedly mounted on the guide tube. The first arm is spaced-apart from the second arm sufficiently to permit at least one of the items to be disposed between the arms. The first arm has a circumferentially extending groove and the guide tube has a key that cooperates with the groove to permit limited rotation between the guide tube and the first arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moock, Mitchell Steven Goldstein, Brian Vincent Conti, Ningsheng Zhang, Gregory C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7484628
    Abstract: An anti-sweep apparatus for engagement with a wire which holds articles is disclosed. The anti-sweep apparatus includes a first portion, a second portion disposed proximate to the first portion and a camming surface disposed on the first portion. The camming surface is engagable by a portion of a lead article on the wire to cam the anti-sweep apparatus between an enabling orientation and a blocking orientation. In the enabling orientation, the lead article is removable from the wire. In the blocking orientation, a second article is prevented from being removed from the wire. The first portion and the second portion are lockable with each other and are sized to at least partially encapsulate a portion of the wire therebetween. When the lead article is moved proximally, the lead article engages the camming surface and causes the anti-sweep apparatus to move between its enabling orientation and its blocking orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Display Technologies
    Inventor: Raymond M. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7427053
    Abstract: Various aspects of the invention provide various embodiments of attachment members, hooks, hanger components, mounting systems and related methods. In one exemplary embodiment, a system generally includes a wall standard, a hanger component or component having at least two spaced-apart bar portions, and an attachment member engagable to the wall standard. The attachment member includes first and second recessed portions configured for trapping the corresponding spaced-apart bar portions between the wall standard and the attachment member when the attachment member is engaged to the wall standard. With this trapping, the attachment member can thus retain the hanger component to the wall standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Clairson, Inc.
    Inventor: John Richard Nawrocki
  • Patent number: 7426997
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook for mounting on a display structure includes a one-piece elongated U-shaped rigid member having a pair of spaced parallel rods and a connecting base. A sleeve is secured to the base and telescopically receives a shaft therethrough forming a pivot. A pair of lugs are fixed to outer ends of the shaft and have L-shaped ends which extend through openings in the display structure. Downward movement of the base along the support structure while the rods remain in a horizontal position pivotally move the lugs through and behind the support structure to a securely mounted position on the support structure eliminating the need for any upward angled movement of the display hook to install the hook, enabling the hook to be installed in a confined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc
    Inventor: Keith C. Nagelski
  • Patent number: 7395937
    Abstract: A bulletin board is provided by a backboard mounted within a frame, with a plurality of semicircular rods successively mounted in a desired spaced apart relationship on said board, the rods being concentric with one another and of successively decreased diameter, with a plurality of alligator-like clips being slideably hung from each of said rods. The spacing of the rods is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventors: Shereen I. Sliwowski, Piotr Sliwowski
  • Patent number: 7392912
    Abstract: A merchandising system which comprises a display panel dimensioned to cover at least a portion of a slot wall. The display panel includes a forward facing surface having coupled thereto a plurality of receptacles, each of the plurality of receptacles being adapted to receive a support arm of sufficient structural integrity to maintain at least one item of merchandise suspended therefrom; a top edge having coupled to at least a portion thereof, at least one bracket dimensioned to engage a slot provided in the slot wall and configured to maintain the display panel in a generally parallel orientation to the slot wall when the at least one item of merchandise is displayed thereon; and a plurality of support arms, each of the plurality of support arms being adapted to couple to at least one of the plurality of receptacles and descriptive signage affixed to the forward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Jim C. Zandt
  • Publication number: 20080149576
    Abstract: Merchandising devices are described for holding, displaying, dispensing, and organizing different types of products typically found in the rough electrical aisle of a retail store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Michael D. Onachilla, Toben S. Parker, Jeffrey D. Heuer
  • Patent number: 7338021
    Abstract: A back unit for use in a display hanger assembly is provided. The back unit comprises a body, arms, and mounting tabs. The body includes a vertical channel. The vertical channel forms a concave surface on a first side and a convex surface on a second side. The arms are integrally formed with the body and extend outwardly away from the first side. The arms include a slot. The mounting tabs are integrally formed with the body and extend outwardly away from the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J Barkdoll, David Roger Young
  • Patent number: 7334763
    Abstract: A displaying fixture assembly for mounting on an upright support surface and for supporting a plurality of merchandise items comprises a planar base member adapted for reversible attachment to the upright support surface. The base member includes an aperture opposite the upright support surface. An elongated bar member has first and second ends and a central portion. The bar member's first end is insertable into the base member's aperture for releasably securing the bar member to the base member. The bar member's second end is angled relative to the central portion thereof. A handle member has a cylindrical body portion with an aperture at a first end thereof. The aperture is sized to releasably secure the bar member's angled second end therein. The handle member includes an enlarged flange section, adjacent the apertured first end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Jeremy T. Rice
  • Patent number: 7322138
    Abstract: A sign holder for a retail display comprises a resilient plastic molded body. The body includes two or more resilient clasps projecting from a common base to resiliently hold a retail display sign therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Gormley, Patrick J. Barkdoll
  • Patent number: 7306107
    Abstract: A panel for use in a plurality for a slat wall comprises a panel body with inner and outer surfaces, and upper and lower edges. A vertical link at the rear of the upper edge has an inner surface coplanar with the body inner surface; a fastener receiving member connected across the vertical link has an upwardly extending tongue and downwardly extending leg, having vertically coplanar outer surfaces and defining a first groove to receive fasteners to secure the panels to the wall. A cover extending from the body outer surface has a free end with an inward projection, the cover and a rear protrusion of the body lower edge together defining a second groove. When installed, the second grooves receive tongues of adjacent panels; the covers extend over the first grooves of adjacent panels; and the inward projections engage with outer surfaces of legs of adjacent panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: James Secondino
  • Patent number: 7197902
    Abstract: A display lock is provided. The display lock is adapted to selectively secure merchandise on a display hook. The display hook having at least two bars. The display lock comprising a lock body, an arm and a clasp. The lock body having a locking mechanism. The arm having a first end hingedly connected to an upper portion of the lock body and a second end adapted to mate with a lower portion of the lock body. The arm having a catch portion engageable with the locking mechanism. The display lock having a locked position in which the arm is mated with lock body and engaged with the locking mechanism. The display lock further having an unlocked position in which the second end is not mated with the lock body. The clasp connected to at least one of the lock body and the arm and being adapted to mount the display lock to the display hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Barkdoll
  • Patent number: 7131542
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook attaches to a display board and has a rod assembly from which items of merchandise are hung and a base assembly that moves relative to the rod assembly. The base may lock directly to the rod or to an inner base member attached to the rod. When locked, the display hook is locked to the display board. The display hook may include an end assembly that slides along and selectively locks to the rod assembly to allow or prevent removal and loading of the items of merchandise from and onto the rod assembly. The display hook may alternately include an anti-sweeping mechanism to prevent rapid removal of the items of merchandise from the rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Sedon, Frank H. Copen
  • Patent number: 7100779
    Abstract: This pegboard is injection molded of plastic yielding a unitized flat panel, and rearwardly projecting peripheral flanges and cross webs terminating along a single plane, suited to provide clearance for a cooperating hook between a panel rear face and a flat mounting surface. The pegboard has rows and columns of holes of both nominal ? inch and ΒΌ inch diameters on one inch centers, to accommodate both conventional nominal size hooks. The respective rows and columns of the different size holes are alternately arranged offset from one another vertically and horizontally, allowing either size hook mounting virtually anywhere on the panel. Locating structures on the rear side of the pegboards provide accurate back to back squared registry positioning of two like pegboards, for cool-down after molding without shape distortion and for stable twin-pack packaging for retail sales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Cencor Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel J. Berg