Horizontal Rod Type Patents (Class 211/7)
  • Patent number: 6957555
    Abstract: A merchandise locking device for retrofit attachment to a product display hook installed on a merchandise display panel. The locking device attaches without tools to the upper wire arm of the display hook for pivoting movement between “lock” and “open” positions. A laterally opening recess in the locking device receives the lower arm of the display hook and a locking arm, rotatably mounted in the body of the locking device by a rotor element, closes the recess to lock the device to the lower arm and prevent the removal of merchandise therefrom. A simple key carried by store personnel enables the rotor to be released to free the locking device from the lower arm and permit the removal of merchandise. The locking device consists of four elements, including the key, and can be manufactured at very low cost, suitable for mass merchandise applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O. Nagel, Joseph F. Kologe
  • Patent number: 6767234
    Abstract: A display system of having plug-in extended display hooks for hanging products of various widths. A plug-in header module has a bullnose shaped display window for product descriptions and pricing, and extends frontward to the end of the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: P.O.P. Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Rosa, Seth Yablans, Chico Basdeo
  • Publication number: 20040026344
    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: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Sedon, Frank H. Copen
  • Patent number: 6622979
    Abstract: A locking hook assembly is provided for securely displaying merchandise on a vertical support. The locking hook assembly generally comprises a mounting bracket structured for connection to the vertical support. A hook of generally circular cross-section has an inner end fixed to the mounting bracket and projects outwardly therefrom to an outer end. The hook's outer end has a reduced diameter portion of generally semi-circular cross-section, and the reduced diameter portion includes a notch. To prevent removal of merchandise at the outer end, a lock has a semi-circular opening shaped to receive the reduced diameter portion and selectively engage the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley C. Valiulis
  • Publication number: 20030029816
    Abstract: A security device is adapted to be locked to a display board such as pegboard or slatboard. The security device allows multiple items of merchandise to be displayed for sale. The device is locked to the board so that a shoplifter cannot remove the entire device along with all of the merchandise. A shoplifter cannot remove all of the items in a single movement. The device may also include a locking end assembly that may pivot to an unlocked position to allow an employee to rapidly load the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: David Huehner, Robert L. Michael, Michael Jaeb, Dennis D. Belden, Todd H. Christian, Nicholas M. Sedon
  • Patent number: 6393877
    Abstract: A security support system and method adapted to display an item on a support surface having spaced apart parallel channels to lockably retain the item against unauthorized removal. The security support system includes a base member that is sized and configured to engage the channels, a support arm that is adjacent to the base member that holds the display item, an optional retainer element that is sized to prevent removal of the display item and a lockable element that engages the support arm on the distal end opposite the base member. The lockable element is secured to the support arm in a locked state and is configured alone or with the optional retainer element to prevent removal of the display item. The lockable element in an unlocked state disengages from the support arm allowing removal of the display item and the optional retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph O. Church
  • Patent number: 6223915
    Abstract: Apparatus for securely retaining hangers includes a hanger bar, a retainer bar, and a pair of end assemblies. Each end assembly is coupled to an end of the hanger bar and has a pair of guide walls projecting away from the hanger bar to form a guide channel. The retainer bar is slideably disposed and moveable within the guide channel between an open position and a clamping position to engage and secure the hangers to the hanger bar. A latching mechanism is attached to each end assembly and is engageable with the retainer bar to secure the retainer bar in the clamping position. The latching mechanism is preferably at least partially disposed between the guide walls to protect the latching mechanism from accidental bumping, thereby reducing unintentional disengagement of the latching mechanism. The apparatus can include at least one biasing member that urges the retainer bar away from the hanger bar to facilitate loading or unloading of the hanger bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: International Retail Services Group Inc.
    Inventor: John Waner
  • Patent number: 6003685
    Abstract: A peg board hook and security lock assembly for displaying merchandise includes a vertical mounting plate having on its upper edge a first hook portion for suspending the device from a first opening in a peg board, and a backer plate having a second hook portion, the backer plate being fastened to the vertical mounting plate for securing the lower portion of the mounting plate to a second opening in the peg board. A cantilevered post extending outwardly from the mounting plate and including on its distal end a notched surface, and a locking mechanism selectively engageable with the notched surface, provides a point-of-purchase device for displaying merchandise in a reasonably secure manner so as to prevent shoplifting of the merchandise on display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Frank Mayer & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Malin
  • Patent number: 5689978
    Abstract: A lock is disclosed for securing merchandise products onto a hook of the type adapted for mounting onto a pegboard or other support. The lock includes a housing having an internal cavity which is formed with a cradle for seating the tip of the hook. A slot formed in the housing enables ingress and egress of the hook tip toward and away from a seated position in the cradle. A latch is pivotally mounted in the housing and the latch is moveable to a latched position at which the hook tip is captured in its seated position in the cradle. The latch is releasably held in its latched position by a nib on the housing which engages a depression on the latch. Operation of a key causes the latch to pivot toward an unlatched position at which the hook tip is enabled to be unseated from the cavity for egress out of the cavity, permitting the lock to be separated from the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Santa Cruz Industries
    Inventors: Thomas Elwood Eklof, Walter Matt Poterbin
  • Patent number: 5676258
    Abstract: A display system for an article, which display system includes an elongate support member with structure for fixedly attaching the elongate support member to a base in a display position. The elongate support member has an entry end which can be directed through an aperture in an article to be displayed so as to allow the article to be displayed to be placed in a display state and slide guidingly lengthwise along the elongate support member. Structure is provided on at least one of the elongate support member and a base on which the elongate support member is fixedly attached in the display position for confining movement of an article to be displayed guidingly along the length of the elongate support member in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, Terrance Surma
  • Patent number: 5624040
    Abstract: A security system for a display rack is provided in which merchandise in packages is threaded through an opening in the packaging over the free end of a hanger rod for display. The free end of the hanger rod is threaded, and a threaded cap is treated onto the free end of the rod to prevent removal of the package. The cap has a pair of opposed grooves, and a special key 13 is provided to remove the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Eiji Hono
  • Patent number: 5509542
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining mounted garment hangers or other hook-shaped members on a hanger rod. A housing is mounted with respect to the hanger bar. The housing has a bore within which a pin is slidably mounted. A retaining rod is secured with respect to the pin so that the retaining rod follows sliding movement of the pin with respect to the housing. A bias force urges the pin into a normally open position. A lock member is mounted within another bore within the housing, so that the lock member slides with respect to the housing. The pin and the lock member preferably engage with each other to actuate the pins between an open position and a locked position. In the locked position of the pin, the retaining bar forces the garment hangers or other hook-shaped members against the hanger rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Richard H. Simmerman
    Inventors: Richard H. Simmerman, Leonard B. J. Woloszyk
  • Patent number: 5493879
    Abstract: A security rack arm is disclosed herein having an elongated channel base provided with a plurality of open vertical slots in fixed spaced-apart relationship. A slide bar is movably disposed on the base and is provided with a plurality of apertures with upper and lower lugs extending towards one another from opposite sides of each aperture to define a lower locked storage cavity and an upper release or unlocked cavity. A lock latch mechanism carried on the slide bar cooperates with the base to selectively align the release cavity with the open vertical slot to permit passage of a garment hook normally disposed in the storage cavity through the aperture into the open vertical slot for separation from the rack. An expansion spring carried between the base and the slide bar normally biases the upper and lower lugs to close the open vertical slot depending upon the lock latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: Jerome W. Bison
  • Patent number: 5407170
    Abstract: A hanger assembly includes a one-piece sheet metal bracket with a channel-shaped flange for hooking over the upper edge of the side wall of an associated cabinet. The bracket has a forwardly projecting, elongated channel formed therein and extending the length thereof with a plurality of holes therethrough for receiving the threaded ends of hook-like hanger members, which are fastened by nuts. The distal ends of the hooks have apertures therethrough. The hooks may be received through complementary openings in associated equipment, such as a creeper. Hanging articles are retained in place by a retaining rod having one end receivable through an aperture in one hook and having an eyelet at the other end for receiving the distal end of another hook. A padlock shackle may be received through the aperture in the other hook to look the retaining rod in place. Various numbers of hooks may be mounted on the bracket in a variety of spacings and arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: George R. Slivon, Ronald J. Kirsch, Charles H. Heiligenthal
  • Patent number: 5259220
    Abstract: As a security device to prevent unauthorized removal of merchandise carried by rigid rods cantilevered to a support member, such as conventional pegboard display hooks, a rigid platelike assembly has open end slots along one edge for engaging the display hooks and the ends of the slots can be closed off by a pivotable locking arm to hold the security device on the hooks and prevent the security device from being disengaged from the hooks by sliding off the end of the hooks. The locking arm is latched in the closed or locking position but is releasable by operation of a key to disengage the security device to be able to remove merchandise from the display hook. As a feature, a space is provided on the security device for attaching a label carrying information about the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Inventor: Howard J. Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 5251767
    Abstract: An end cap for a garment hanger caddy includes an inner portion sized to fit into the end of a tubular member, an outer portion sized to abut the end of the tubular member, and a groove which extends at least partially around the end cap between the inner and outer portions. The inner portion comprises raised splines separated by substantially planar flats. The outer portion comprises raised ribs separated by arcuate interib surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Hanger Tight
    Inventor: Gregg E. Wiederer
  • 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: 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: 5092473
    Abstract: A hanger retaining device including a generally cylindrical hanger bar for receiving clothes hangers and retaining pins substantially perpendicular to the axis of the bar, substantially parallel to each other, and mounted on the bar. A retaining rod slidably mounted on the retaining pins for movement into a closed position wherein the hangers are held or into an open position wherein the hangers may be removed from said bar. A pressure member urging the rod toward its open position is on the retaining pins, and a notch is provided thereon. A slider is mounted on the bar for movement parallel to the axis thereof and has an opening through which the retaining pins pass; there is a retaining edge on the opening which is urged toward the notch, whereby movement of said slider away from the notch withdraws the edge from the notch and permits the rod to move to the open position. Movement of the rod to its closed position permits the edge to enter the notch and hold the rod in its closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Econoco Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur Zelniker
  • Patent number: 5069342
    Abstract: A container which is a combination tool box/organizer. The organizer section comprises at least two shelves with at least two bins per shelf. The shelves have protector covers which can be locked when in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Contico International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Dickinson
  • Patent number: 5038927
    Abstract: The present invention is a display case designed to show small objects which are suitable for card mounting. The case has a transparent conduit with a closed end and an open end. Cards on which jewelry or other merchandise is mounted are inserted into the conduit through the open end.In one preferred embodiment a clip having a slot is employed to hold the cards. In another preferred embodiment a second spaced apart slot is provided for insertion of a second set of cards which doubles the display capacity.Support for the card array is provided in one embodiment by one or more protrusions extend into the tube on which the card array rests. These protrusions extend into the tube and provide maximum distance to the wall of the tube which is less than the width of the card array. The protrusions provide support for the vertical array of cards and can be indentations in the wall of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Inventor: Robert J. Bell
  • Patent number: 5027622
    Abstract: A locking device for attaching to a rod extending from a merchandizing display. The locking device comprises a block having an elongate slot formed therein. The slot has end openings at the ends of the block and an elongate side opening along one side of the block, whereby the elongate portion of a rod on the merchandizing display can be received longitudinally within the slot through the side opening in the side of the block. Cover means are provided for covering and closing the side opening of the slot in the one side of the block, whereby when the rod is received in the slot, the block can slide back and forth along the rod but cannot be removed from the bent end of the rod. A locking mechanism is also provided for releasable locking the cover in place covering and closing the opening of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventors: J. Mel Hatch, Lonnie DeGooyer
  • Patent number: 5020666
    Abstract: Holders for wrenches which have an open end. Vertically extending spacers and a transversely extending pin cooperate to retain vertically hung wrenches in the holder. A releasable latch can be provided to keep the lower ends of stored wrenches within the bounds of the tool holder. This keeps tools from falling out of the holder if it is roughly handled, dropped, turned upside down, etc. Devices for attaching the holder to a support may also be provided. This keeps the tool holder handy in many instances, facilitating access to stored materials. Attaching the holder to a support will also keep it out of mud, spilled lubricants, and other muck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Bernard T. Barlean
  • Patent number: 5018627
    Abstract: A support rail which may be used as a clothes support rail is provided, comprising an elongate support member and a plurality of means for receiving a hanger stem. The receiving means are mounted equidistantly along the length of the support member and enable an object, such as an article of clothing suspended from a clothes hook, to be supported therefrom. The receiving means each comprise a receptacle mounted to said elongate support member such that they are each movable between a first open position and a second closed position.Placing the hanger stem of a hanging device within the receptacle causes the receptacle to move from its normal first open position to its second closed position. When in its said second closed position, no additional hanger stems can be placed in said receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Silver Systems Limited
    Inventor: John A. Moore
  • Patent number: 4978001
    Abstract: A jewelry closet including three relatively pivotally mounted sections is set forth wherein a first section includes a parallel series of removable ring support rods reciprocatably mounted in the first section with an overlying pivotally mounted earring support panel and an underlying resilient pin cushion. The second section includes a medially mounted plate with threadedly mounted hooks selectively positionable within the plate, both forwardly and rearwardly of the plate. The third section includes a further series of hooks threadedly received within a support plate wherein the support plate is oriented for securement to a horizontal support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: Elsie C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4887727
    Abstract: A garment hanger caddy includes a stiff tubular member and a relatively stiff retainer strip secured to the tubular member by a pair of latching members. Each latching member includes an embossed rigde on a central portion of one part thereof positioned to make the latching member stiffer at its central portion than at either end. The latching members can be positioned conventionally with their actuating axes parallel to the longitudinal axis of the caddy, or in a rotated position in which the actuating axes are transverse to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Hanger-Tight Company
    Inventors: Richard H. Simmerman, Gregg E. Wiederer
  • Patent number: 4885920
    Abstract: The garment security device can be readily secured to virtually all types of garment racks and garment hangers currently in use. When made of rugged construction the device prevents the unauthorized removal of garments from the garment rack. The device is also portable and compact so that when the device is not in use, the cable retracts and the device may be easily carried in a woman's purse. The device secures a garment to the garment rack. The garment rack includes a hanger suspended therefrom. The device includes a reelable cable located within a cable housing, wherein the cable has a lockable end. The device has locking means for locking the cable end into the security device. The locking means are preferably a lock integral to the cable housing which receives the cable end and retains it securely in place until the lock is released by the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Donna J. Larson
  • Patent number: 4823569
    Abstract: A clothing lock or security device having a base or block from which a flexible cable extends. The cable has a free end which is formed as a stiff metal pin with a catch recess formed therein for forming the shaft of the lock in the base. This lock can be placed in a fur coat or other garment, with the needle portion piercing the garment and then being wrapped around a pole or the like, and then repiercing the garment for engagement in the block. This block is used in conjunction with a double bar coat rack having a plurality of inverted T-shaped sections extending downwardly from the top rack. The inverted T-shaped sections are movable between an open position wherein the garment secured by the clothing lock may be inserted onto and removed from a horizontal support rack formed therein, and a closed position, wherein the garments are secured along the horizontal bottom rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Inventors: David Leinoff, Louis Puglisi
  • Patent number: 4821917
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing device is provided for use in a tape cassette dispensing machine. The device comprises a bin with side by side sliding compartments, each slidable to extend from one bid side to expose an open compartment side for insertion or removal of a cassette. The bin is mounted by means of two tongues extending from each of the upper and lower bin sides. The tongues extend rearwardly from the upper and lower bin sides. Each tongue has an opening with a slot and a locking rod is inserted into a pair of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Cornelis Dirk Ferguson
    Inventor: Leonard C. Brown
  • Patent number: 4779746
    Abstract: There is provided a tubular, self-locking, garment hanger device of chocleate cross-section, and being an essentially unitary, plastic resin extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Inventor: Daniel C. Usner
  • Patent number: 4772165
    Abstract: A load/cargo restraining apparatus and kit for same for vehicles such as pick-up trucks, vans and the like including a pair of opposing, parallel support rails having spaced holes therethrough positioned outwardly from opposing walls of the truck and a rigid, elongated cross member fitted between the rails and having an extending pin at either end. Each pin is received through one hole in a support rail. A removable fastener is secured to each pin in the space between the rail and wall whereby no pressure is exerted by the cross member or pins against either wall. A second cross member may be secured between the rails at a spaced position from the first cross member to help support one or more rigid, elongated brace members which prevent lateral shifting of loads. Vertically oriented restraining members may be secured to each cross member to support another horizontal support member above or below the cross member to resist shifting of taller or shorter cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Inventor: Jimmie Bartkus
  • Patent number: 4753355
    Abstract: A hanger storage assembly for handling garment hangers and the like is described including an elongated hanger bar for receiving and supporting the hangers and an elongated retainer bar that is positionable adjacent the hanger bar to engage and secure the hanger hooks interposed therebetween along the length of the hanger bar. The retainer bar is slidably mounted upon supporting members projecting from the hanger bar, each including a biasing spring to positon the retainer bar in adjacent, spaced, parallel alignment away from the hanger bar to allow access for loading. The assembly also includes a latch pair that engages and secures the retainer bar in a hanger-clamping position to hold the hangers on the hanger bar. The latch is releasable, allowing the biasing spring to slidably reposition the retainer bar for loading or unloading. The hanger bar is provided with ends caps which fit into a rack having retaining clips that support the hanger bar and prevent it from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Interstore Transfer Specialists, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Hall, Anna-Leena Dove, Sandra B. Crane
  • Patent number: 4744471
    Abstract: A telescoping, adjustable-length rigid rod for mounting between opposing surfaces, such as the opposing interior walls of a swimming pool, for retaining a cover or the like in position is provided. An elongated tubular structure comprised of a number of telescoping tube sections biased apart by springs forms a rigid rod for compressibly mounting between opposing surfaces. The rod is provided with a locking handle which, in the locked position, expands the telescoping sections lengthwise thus forcing the ends of the rod against the opposing surfaces to prevent removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Inventor: Judith A. Leister
  • Patent number: 4641749
    Abstract: Holding stand for surgical instruments which has a comb bar having receiving recesses for instrument shafts. To secure or release simultaneously all of the instrument shafts in the associated receiving recesses, a locking bar is allocated to the comb bar, which locking bar is arranged adjacent and parallel to the comb bar and can be moved relative to the comb bar in the longitudinal direction and, at each receiving recess of the comb bar, has a locking lug which, as a result of the displacement, can be pushed over the instrument shaft or removed from the latter, which instrument shaft is located in the receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Waldemar Link GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Helmut D. Link, Arnold Keller
  • Patent number: 4573584
    Abstract: A security device is disclosed and is designed to allow articles secured by the device to be manipulated while remaining effectively secured. The device is particularly useful for securing articles of clothing which are required to be available for examination and trying on but which must be effectively secured to prevent theft. The device includes a plurality of flexible elongate elements each adapted to retain at least one article to be secured and an anchor member for the elements. The elements are releasably secured in an elongate slot in the anchor member and a lock is provided for preventing unauthorized release of the flexible elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Inventor: Martin Otema
  • Patent number: 4494896
    Abstract: A garment hanger bar for the trailer transportation of garments includes a tubular member having swing bars comprising rings rotatably mounted on the tubular member and an elongate rod joining the rings and spaced from the tubular member for the locking of a plurality of garment hangers thereon to prevent their removal during transportation. The tubular member has mounting elements which project into and are secured in vertical slots with a release bolt extending into the slot at one end. Upon retraction of the release bolt, the mounting member at that end may be removed from the slot, and the hanger bar thereby released from its mounting. In another embodiment, a heavy duty support bar of rectangular cross section is provided for supporting pallets. Pairs of mounting elements are provided at each end of the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Peel Truck & Trailer Repair Ltd.
    Inventor: Dioniso DiFranco
  • Patent number: 4474300
    Abstract: A merchandising display device includes a display board and a bracket projecting from the front face of the display board for displaying products suspended from the bracket. The bracket includes a locking member for preventing removal of the displayed products unless the locking member is first unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Inventor: Allan C. Entis
  • Patent number: 4462497
    Abstract: A display stand for merchandise is provided and comprises an elongated upright support which is secured to a ground surface so that the support extends genrally vertically. At least one and perferably several locking assemblies are secured to and extend horizontally outwardly from the upright support. Each locking assembly comprises a pair of elongated rods, each having one end secured to the upright support so that the rods extend horizontally outwardly from the support and are parallel to each other. A cross member is pivotally secured to the free end of one rod while the other end of the cross member can be locked to the free end of the other rod to prevent unauthorized removal of merchandise from the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Inventor: Warren E. Maule
  • Patent number: 4396124
    Abstract: A wardrobe carton hanger bar structure, for mounting a plurality of garment hangers seriatim and in registration in a wardrobe carton, so that the hangers and associated garments mounted on the hangers are suspended from the main bar of the hanger bar structure, and so that the hangers are restrained from being dislodged from the hanger bar structure. The present article of manufacture features an auxiliary bar adjacent the main bar. The auxiliary bar is disposed laterally to the side of and parallel to the main bar and in registration, so that the auxiliary bar restrains hangers mounted on the main bar against being dislodged. End brackets are provided to receive the respective ends of the main bar and auxiliary bar. Each end bracket is provided with two spaced apart terminal transverse flanges in registration, so that the hanger bar structure may be fitted onto the upper edges of two opposed walls of the wardrobe carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Inventor: Harold Feder
  • Patent number: 4340145
    Abstract: A caddy for garment hangers formed of a thin walled hollow tube with a pair of molded plastic end plugs of hollow cylindrical shape press fitted into the tube. The outwardly extending portions of the plugs have transverse through-openings. A hanger clamping member arranged parallel to the tube has, secured at its respective ends, for registering with the openings, a pair of latching members in the form of leaf springs each having a straight portion and a reversely bent end portion carrying a latch surface at the side thereof. Each reversely bent portion is laterally sprung so that the latch surface engages a land surface on the inner wall of the associated end plug when the clamping member is in an outwardly spaced hanger-receiving position and engages a land surface on the outer wall of the plug when the clamping member is in an inwardly pressed clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Inventor: Anson W. Cameron
  • Patent number: 4336885
    Abstract: A security display rack for articles comprising an elongated outer channel having first and second legs, a web interconnecting the legs, and a plurality of notches extending through the legs and opening at the outer edges of the legs. An inner channel having first and second legs and a web interconnecting the legs of the inner channel are received in the outer channel with the legs of the inner channel extending from the web of the inner channel toward the web of the outer channel. A plurality of pins is carried by the web of the inner channel and is adapted to engage one of the articles with such article projecting through the grooves in the outer channel. A locking member is mounted on the channel for opening and closing the ends of the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Securax, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4293076
    Abstract: A clothes hanger bar for use with garment shipping cartons and portable wardrobes includes a main bar portion and integral end support members which engage and rest on the upper ends of a pair of opposite walls of the clothes container. The main bar and end support members are cold-stamped from a single sheet of metal. The juncture region of the main bar and end supports is of a special configuration which facilitates cold-stamping manufacture of the device without sacrificing strength and rigidity. The end support members are provided with an arrangement of barbs which engage the sidewalls of the carton to securely lock the hanger bar in place on the carton. A locking bar is provided to overlie the main support bar after the hangers are in place and to secure the hangers in their supported positions on the bar. Various means are disclosed for removably securing the locking bar to the main support bar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Inventor: Herbert S. Collin
  • Patent number: 4139102
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a clamping device which is caused to override a conventional clothes rod in which hangers are caused to overlie. The device includes a clamping means to retain and be constrained on the conventional clothing pole, a pivoting means and an overlying U-shaped clamp which extends over the entire length of the clothes pole so that the hanger is caused to lie inbetween the pole and the U-shaped clamp to retard distortion of the clothing hanger hook during sustained vibrations such as in a camper unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventor: Mary J. Winton
  • Patent number: 4079840
    Abstract: A clothes hanger bridle for a garment trolley bar is provided for the purpose of preventing displacement in transit of hanger-hung garments from said trolley bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Inventor: Daniel C. Usner
  • Patent number: 4037728
    Abstract: A clamping assembly for clamping garment hangers to a tubular horizontal hanger bar for transport. The assembly includes a longitudinally extending clamping bar having clips at the respective ends, each clip being formed of a spring band of resilient metal closed in a continuous loop and bent into an open figure eight configuration including upper and lower lobes. Each of the lobes is somewhat larger than the diameter of the hanger bar, the spring band being deformed inwardly between the lobes to provide a central obstruction in the form of a gap having a width less than the diameter of the hanger bar so that the movement of the hanger bar is detented as the bar is moved between the lobes. A strip of resilient rubber-like material is secured longitudinally along the underside of the clamping bar and serves not only to engage the garment hangers on the hanger bar during transport but to bias the hanger bar against the central obstruction in rattle-free condition on the return trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Inventor: Anson W. Cameron
  • Patent number: 3993195
    Abstract: This invention relates to a garment hanger display rack having novel slidable-lockable means for securing the hangers thereon comprised of a channel bar with a series of notches for receiving hangers, collar or other means for securing the bar to a garment rack and slidable lock means for locking the hangers within the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Inventor: Joseph M. Caligiuri
  • Patent number: 3985183
    Abstract: A merchandise rack security device is provided which includes a plurality of elongated members depending from and slidable along a guide rail above articles of merchandise. In one embodiment, each member includes pivoted arms at the terminal end thereof which can be moved from a closed unlocked position in which they lie substantially along the axis of the elongate member and an open locked position in which they are substantially perpendicular to this axis. Each elongated member is extendable through a sleeve of an article, such as a garment hung on a hanger from a clothes rod, and by means of a control member located above the rod the arms can be simultaneously moved to the open position for each garment on the rack so that the garments cannot be removed therefrom. Similarly, the control means can be used to close the arms on the elongate members simultaneously so that any one of the garments can be removed from the garment rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Inventor: Francis W. Fernbaugh
  • Patent number: 3958691
    Abstract: Cartridge system for facilitating the insertion of hangers into a traverse rod. For the rapid and inexpensive assembly of traverse rods, a cartridge arrangement is provided for groups of hangers whereby such groups may be rapidly and inexpensively inserted in predetermined numbers into a traverse rod. The carrier portion of the cartridge may be removed immediately from said hangers or, if desired, it may be left in place to hold the hangers against movement relative to each other during shipment and may then be quickly and easily removed by the installer or other purchaser at any time following shipment. Said cartridge comprises a plurality of hangers, each having a depending pendant and an elongated carrier member having successive perforations therein for receiving the pendants of such plurality of hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Kirsch Company
    Inventor: Bruce W. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 3955847
    Abstract: A person seated in a wheelchair or other wheeled patient carrier is enabled to board a vehicle while remaining in the carrier. A hold down device secured to the vehicle floor restrains the carrier against movement regardless of acceleration or emergency braking of the vehicle, and a belt arrangement can be provided to secure the passenger in the wheeled carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Assignee: Medi-Cab Inc. of New York
    Inventor: Morton I. Schiowitz
  • Patent number: 3934727
    Abstract: A merchandise display utilizing a pegboard hook supporting a plurality of cards upon which merchandise is mounted, and a fixed position bracket or the like mounted on a background member on the hook, said bracket having a hinged cover which is very simply manually locked in position preventing the removal of any of the cards containing the merchandise until the lock is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Henry L. Hanson Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Brefka