With Anti-theft Or Anti-tamper Means Patents (Class 248/551)
  • Patent number: 11047130
    Abstract: A wall partition apparatus includes a body in communication with a base. The body defines a plurality of poles in telescoping arrangement relative to one another. A plurality of arms is in communication with the body and configured to extend horizontally relative to the body. Each of the plurality of arms is engaged to a curtain that deploys to form an overall wall shape configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Casey Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10959474
    Abstract: A helmet locking device that allows a rider to securely lock the helmet to a supporting structure, such as a motorcycle. The device includes a mounting bracket configured to conform to and fit around a tubular structure on the motorcycle. The device also includes an anchoring member that is mounted on to the helmet. The mounting bracket and the anchoring member include elements that allow them to be slidably coupled to each other and secured by a locking element thus preventing the removal and theft of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Billy Huu Le
  • Patent number: 10878727
    Abstract: A display sign, comprising: a main body (3); a display section (5); and a movable body (7), which is movable in relation to the main body and configured to provide for locking and release of the display section so as to allow for removal and/or replacement of at least part of the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Shaw-Smith
  • Patent number: 10869403
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a computer chassis in which a base component can have a plurality of guide slots. A top cover of the chassis can have a plurality of guide pins where each guide pin is configured to fit into a guide slot. The base component and top cover also comprise an elastomer positioned adjacent to at least some of the guide slots. The elastomer pushes against a guide pin to force the guide pin into the guide slot. The elastomer therefore reduces or eliminates a gap between the base component and the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Hsin-Chieh Lin, Guan-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10858865
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for securing an article of merchandise against unauthorized removal from a display counter. The anti-theft device includes two pairs of arms slidingly disposed within the housing. Grips are disposed on distal ends of the arms and are configured to receive and secure edges of an article of merchandise. A locking mechanism is disposed within the housing of the anti-theft device. Complimentary gear teeth are disposed on the outer surface of the locking component and the inner edges of the arms. An actuator transitions the locking components between a first unlocked configuration in which the gear teeth of the locking components are retracted away from the gear teeth of the arms, and a second locked configuration in which the gear teeth of the locking components engage the gear teeth of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, John N. Figh, Jr., Matthew Kuntz, Lucas P. Swartwood, Wade Zhu, Volodymyr Andreev, Peter D. Iezzi, Andriy Los
  • Patent number: 10851935
    Abstract: A tablet electronic product supporting frame includes an encapsulation box. The encapsulation box is rotatably coupled, at a front side thereof, with a carriage base. The carriage base has four fastening members to respectively couple with an upper clamp member, a lower clamp member, a left clamp member, and a right clamp member, so that the upper clamp member, the lower clamp member, the left clamp member, and the right clamp member are rotatably mounted to the carriage base and are allowed to adjust of the positions thereof for clamping. The carriage base is provided, on a front surface thereof, with a backing plate that is mounted thereto by an adjustment screw rod. As such, a supporting frame that is fit to carry and support tablet electronic products of various sizes and helps improve stability and burglary protection is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ming Hua Huang
  • Patent number: 10633892
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing section and a second housing section of which one side is rotatably connected to the first housing section. A locking portion including a recessed portion which is recessed in a first direction is disposed in the first housing section, and a locking member that is movable between a first position and a second position and is urged toward the second position is disposed in the second housing section. A limiting member that is configured to move between the first position and the second position with insertion of an anchoring member and is configured to limit movement of the locking member from the second position to the first position is disposed in the second housing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventor: Masayuki Yonemura
  • Patent number: 10614683
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The sensor has a generally L-shaped surface for being secured to a portion of the rear and bottom surfaces of the item of merchandise. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Daniel D. Dugas, Jeffrey A. Grant
  • Patent number: 10584825
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method secures, attaches and/or detaches a device to a fixture. A post with an interior secures a retractable reel. The retractable reel has a cable that attaches, connects and/or secures the device to the fixture. The cable extends from the retractable reel and/or extends through the post. A head unit attaches to the device and has a fastening mechanism for connecting and/or for disconnecting the cable to the device. The post has a recession for receiving a head unit and/or for aligning the head unit and/or the device. A fastener and/or an adhesive connects, secures and/or attaches the device to the head unit. A key disconnects the cable from the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SENNCO SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John E Ewen, III, Andy G Reynolds, James Groth, Bjarne Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 10400482
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a portable electronic device having an aperture includes a lock mechanism having a lock cylinder and a cam member. The lock cylinder is configured to be rotated by a key. The cam member is coupled to the lock cylinder for rotation with the lock cylinder. The cam member has a slot. The security apparatus also includes an engagement mechanism having a first finger, a second finger, and a plunger. The first finger and the second finger are configured to be inserted into the aperture of the portable electronic device. The plunger is positioned between the first finger and the second finger and has a cam follower positioned within the slot of the cam member. As the cam member is rotated by the lock cylinder, the plunger pushes the first finger and the second finger apart from each other to engage the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Kao, Alex J. Klinkman, Joseph A. Teresi, Wilson Tse, Mike Otsuka, William De Meulenaere
  • Patent number: 10378249
    Abstract: A mobile device lock has a main body, a lock body, and a fastening set. The lock body and the fastening set are respectively mounted to the main body. The fastening set may move relative to the main body when the fastening set is inserted into a cavity of a mobile device, two sliding blocks of the fastening set fill the cavity, and then the fastening set is engaged with the main body. Therefore, the mobile device can be locked without using any key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ABA UFO International Corp.
    Inventor: Miko Lee
  • Patent number: 10344915
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method secures, attaches and/or detaches a device to a fixture. A post with an interior secures a retractable reel. The retractable reel has a cable that attaches, connects and/or secures the device to the fixture. The cable extends from the retractable reel and/or extends through the post. A head unit attaches to the device and has a fastening mechanism for connecting and/or for disconnecting the cable to the device. The post has a recession for receiving a head unit and/or for aligning the head unit and/or the device. A fastener and/or an adhesive connects, secures and/or attaches the device to the head unit. A key disconnects the cable from the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sennco Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John E Ewen, III, Andy G Reynolds, James Groth, Bjarne Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 10281083
    Abstract: A mobile computing device holder that mounts to a wall is described. The mobile computing device holder holds a mobile computing device base, such as a docking station or charger. The mobile computing device base cradles a mobile computing device such as a smart phone or scanning device. The mobile computing device holder includes a wall mount fixture that mounts to the wall and holds the mobile computing device base. A coupling apparatus is coupled to the mobile computing device so that the mobile computing device can be tethered to the wall mount fixture. The tether device tethers the mobile computing device and coupling apparatus to the wall mount fixture so the mobile computing device can be used, but cannot be moved more than the length of the tethering device from the wall mount fixture. The mobile computing device is docked in the base when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Stephen Tyler Caution
  • Patent number: 10252758
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a bicycle mount apparatus for securing a bicycle within a container, such as a shipping container. The apparatus includes a base plate having at least one aperture and a reinforcement plate having at least one mounting pin. Each mounting pin is configured to be inserted through a side of the container and an aperture. The side of the container is sandwiched between the base plate and the reinforcement plate. The apparatus also includes a bicycle fork extension extending up from the base plate and configured to couple to a bicycle fork of the bicycle. In some aspects, the apparatus also includes a bicycle fork assembly configured to couple to the bicycle fork extension. The bicycle fork assembly includes a plurality of bicycle fork adapters. Each bicycle fork adapter is configured to couple to the bicycle fork of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Robert J. Lickton
  • Patent number: 10176345
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a display stand for securing a tablet computer from unauthorized removal or theft. The display stand may include a sleeve configured to at least partially receive a tablet computer therein and a base configured to releasably engage the sleeve. The base may be configured to engage the sleeve in a locked configuration so as to prevent removal of the sleeve and the tablet computer from the base and to disengage the sleeve in an unlocked configuration so as to allow the sleeve and the tablet computer to be removed from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas M. Sedon
  • Patent number: 10111537
    Abstract: A sensor for a merchandise display security system for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise is provided. The security system includes a merchandise bracket configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a sensor configured to releasably engage the merchandise bracket and to detect unauthorized removal of the merchandise bracket or the sensor from the article of merchandise. The sensor is configured to be releasably engaged with the merchandise bracket such that the sensor is removable from the merchandise bracket while the merchandise bracket remains secured to the article of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, Robert Schultz, David N. Berglund, Robert O. Hartweg
  • Patent number: 10047904
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method secures, attaches and/or detaches a device to a fixture. A post with an interior secures a retractable reel. The retractable reel has a cable that attaches, connects and/or secures the device to the fixture. The cable extends from the retractable reel and/or extends through the post. A head unit attaches to the device and has a fastening mechanism for connecting and/or for disconnecting the cable to the device. The post has a recession for receiving a head unit and/or for aligning the head unit and/or the device. A fastener and/or an adhesive connects, secures and/or attaches the device to the head unit. A key disconnects the cable from the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sennco Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Ewen, III, Andy G. Reynolds, James Groth, Bjarne Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 9883605
    Abstract: A rack system includes a rack base defining a plurality of device slots. A rack wall on the rack base defines a rack volume adjacent a first device slot. A rack volume device coupling system is located in the rack volume and includes a rack volume base positioned in the rack volume. A rack tray is moveably coupled to the rack volume base and configured to move from a first orientation where the rack tray is located in the rack tray housing, to a second orientation where the rack tray extends from the rack volume and into the first device slot. A device is then moved through the first device slot and into the rack tray when the rack tray is in the second orientation. The rack tray is then moved from the second orientation and into the first orientation such that the device is located in the rack volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Charles Donachy, Craig Warren Phelps, Amelia Cosgrove Thomas, Peter Kaltenbach, Orin M. Ozias
  • Patent number: 9784019
    Abstract: A lock that is configured to be attached to electronic equipment requiring securing against theft and the lock comprising: a lock body; a locking element protruding from the lock body and having a forward distal section that is comparatively wider in cross-sectional size compared to a rear section thereof, the forward section being configured to be insertable into a cavity formed in the equipment, where the cavity is defined by an opening having a size and shape slightly larger than the cross-sectional size of the forward section of the locking element and an interior larger in cross-sectional size than the opening of the cavity; a slidable locking pin configured to slide alongside the locking element and into the cavity, after the locking element has been inserted into said cavity, to substantially fill a space of the cavity left unoccupied by the locking element; a sliding mechanism coupled to the locking pin and configured to slide the locking pin into and out of the cavity; and a locking mechanism to lock
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 9785193
    Abstract: A device includes a holder attached to the casing that is configured to hold an edge of a terminal device. A first clamper is arranged on a first wall of the holder, and a second clamper is arranged on a second wall opposing the first wall so that the first clamper faces the second clamper to exert a pinching force on the edge of the terminal device. A clamper interlocking component decreases the pinching force exerted by the first and second clampers when the edge of the terminal device is inserted toward a bottom surface of the holder, and increases the pinching force exerted by the first and second clampers when the edge of the terminal device is pulled away from the bottom surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sano, Tamio Nishino
  • Patent number: 9664336
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method secures, attaches and/or detaches a device to a fixture. A post with an interior secures a retractable reel. The retractable reel has a cable that attaches, connects and/or secures the device to the fixture. The cable extends from the retractable reel and/or extends through the post. A head unit attaches to the device and has a fastening mechanism for connecting and/or for disconnecting the cable to the device. The post has a recession for receiving a head unit and/or for aligning the head unit and/or the device. A fastener and/or an adhesive connects, secures and/or attaches the device to the head unit. A key disconnects the cable from the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Sennco Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Ewen, III, Andy G. Reynolds, James Groth
  • Patent number: 9564054
    Abstract: A wildlife warning system that comprises at least two independent warning devices, wherein each warning device has an electric power supply, at least one signal generator, a microcontroller for controlling the signal generator, and a communication means for wireless communication with other warning devices and/or with a base station for the purpose of forming a wireless network of wildlife warning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: IPTE Schalk & Schalk OG
    Inventors: Andreas Schalk, Rainer Schalk
  • Patent number: 9549476
    Abstract: A portable electronic device requiring securing against theft, includes a cavity with an opening thereinto. The opening is accessible at an exterior of the device, and defined by an upper edge, a juxtaposed lower edge, and a pair of juxtaposed side edges. The cavity is defined by an upper wall, a juxtaposed lower wall, and juxtaposed side walls, the side walls being angled relative to each other with a separation distance between them gradually increasing in a direction into said cavity, away from said opening into said cavity, whereby a planar cross section through the cavity that bisects both side walls has a trapezoidal shape. The lock opening has a size and shape slightly larger than the cross-sectional size of the forward section of a locking element and an interior larger in cross-sectional size than at the opening of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 9303809
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method secures, attaches and/or detaches a device to a fixture. A post with an interior secures a retractable reel. The retractable reel has a cable that attaches, connects and/or secures the device to the fixture. The cable extends from the retractable reel and/or extends through the post. A head unit attaches to the device and has a fastening mechanism for connecting and/or for disconnecting the cable to the device. The post has a recession for receiving a head unit and/or for aligning the head unit and/or the device. A fastener and/or an adhesive connects, secures and/or attaches the device to the head unit. A key disconnects the cable from the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sennco Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy G. Reynolds, John E. Ewen, III, James Groth
  • Patent number: 9111428
    Abstract: A merchandise security device for displaying an electronic item of merchandise includes a strain relief block configured for attachment to the merchandise and an alarming power cable configured for being electrically coupled to a power input port provided on the merchandise. The alarming power cable is routed through the strain relief block for reducing strain applied to the alarming power cable, which may prevent damaging the power input port or the portion of the alarming power cable extending between the strain relief block and the power input port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Gary Andrew Taylor, Robert O. Hartweg
  • Patent number: 9004441
    Abstract: The system for securing equipment includes a locking device attached to equipment to be secured, a plurality of fasteners, and an anchoring device. The locking device can be a U-bolt with threaded ends to attach to a backflow valve of a sprinkler system or locking bolts attached to a park bench or barbecue grill. Each fastener has a first surface with a first threaded hole in alignment with the locking device and a second surface orthogonal to the first surface with a second threaded hole aligned with anchoring device. The anchoring device can be a flat bar fixedly attached to the fasteners at one connector end and permanently mounted in place at an anchoring end. Each fastener has an L-shape, so that a first surface engages the locking device and opposing second surfaces engage the anchoring device. A concrete plug for outdoor use holds the anchoring end in place for permanency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Oscar Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8998159
    Abstract: A locking device for preventing unauthorized retraction of a telescopic prop is made up of an adjustable clamp which can be fitted round the outer circumference of the prop together with a fastener for tightening the clamp, such as a nut and bolt with anti-tamper heads and a shield to prevent access to the head with a gripping instrument. The device can be placed around the outer circumference of an extended prop adjacent to the collar such that once the clamp is tightened the collar is sandwiched between the locking device and the pin. Alternatively the device can be placed around the outer circumference of the inner tube of the prop adjacent to and abutting the end of the outer tube of the prop in order to prevent unauthorized retraction of the prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: John Henry Pearson
  • Publication number: 20150083885
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a portable electronic device includes a base section configured to be supported on a surface, and a main body configured to engage the portable electronic device to secure the portable electronic device to the apparatus. The main body is adjustably attached to the base section so that the main body is movable relative to the base section while the portable electronic device is secured to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, Will Ali, John Tan, John Hung, Ryan White, Wilson Tse
  • Publication number: 20150083884
    Abstract: A secure mounting hook comprises a screw portion configured to be screwed into a surface, a hook portion configured to hold a piece of equipment, and a latch configured to close around the piece of equipment. At least one hole of the latch and at least one hole of the hook portion are configured to receive a lock to secure the latch in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: DOUGLAS MURPHY
  • Patent number: 8985544
    Abstract: An anti-theft apparatus for gripping mobile phones and other handheld items to allow secure marketing display of the handheld products. The anti-theft device grips a handheld product in legs, which are manually screwed tight by rotating a specially shaped key that fits into a similarly shaped slot aligned on the axis of a draw pin. The draw pin tightens and loosens the legs around the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Scorpion Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Franklyn W. Gulick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8963699
    Abstract: A catalytic converter theft protection arrangement includes a metal cage rigidly attached to an underside of a vehicle such that the cage surrounds a catalytic converter of the vehicle. An electronic tamper-detecting device is disposed within the cage and transmits an alarm signal in response to detecting motion around the catalytic converter and/or vibration of the cage. A remote controller selectively activates and deactivates the electronic tamper-detecting device in response to actuation of the remote controller by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: David P. Potter
  • Patent number: 8955807
    Abstract: The invention is a security bracket assembly for preventing theft of camera lenses from cameras that are on display at retail locations. The bracket assembly carries and partially receives the camera body. The assembly has a forward shield that prevents finger access to the lens release mechanism that allows detachment of the lens from the camera body. The forward shield may be removed from the assembly so that a camera lens can be swapped without disconnecting other security or power features associated with the camera display post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mobile Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Alexander, Eric Pitt, Wade Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20150028178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gutter mount which is particularly for use on outbuildings and temporary structures, such as sheds. The gutter mount comprises an adjustable retaining member for receiving the guttering, allowing the guttering to be retained in the correct position independent of roof angle, and a means of fastening the gutter mount to a structure. Additionally the gutter mount incorporates a design which can be affixed to a structure by hand, obviating the needs for tools and facilitating repositioning of the guttering during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Edward Hall, Barry Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 8935943
    Abstract: A securement device is provided to secure a portable item from unauthorized movement or theft. A first bracket engages a first portion of the item, second bracket engages a second portion of the item, and an elongated member spans the portable item to attach the first bracket to the second bracket to prevent significant separation of the first and second brackets when in the secured configuration. An aperture or recess in the second bracket receives a plug or attached device, where the plug or attached device is plugged into a receptacle in the item. When the attached device or plug is situated within the aperture or recess in the first bracket and the first bracket is engaged to the item, the first bracket is prevented from lateral and rotational movement relative to the item. A lock may be attached to the securement device to secure the item to an anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jay S Derman
  • Patent number: 8910916
    Abstract: A security mounting pole apparatus comprising a pipe having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a longitudinal bore therethrough, the pipe having a first end and an opposite second end, and one or more reinforcing members disposed in the longitudinal bore of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Karl Rafalik, Justin Wayne D'Arcy, Engelbert Bautista Ebalo
  • Publication number: 20140362517
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. A shroud may at least partially enclose a portable electronic device. A dock may releasably engage the shroud such that the shroud and portable electronic device are locked to the dock when engaged with the dock. A key may engage activate a lock mechanism to release the shroud and the portable electronic device from the dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moock, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Nicholas M. Sedon, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Publication number: 20140352372
    Abstract: Display hooks for displaying items of merchandise are provided. For example, the display hook includes at least one rod for supporting a plurality of items of merchandise and an end assembly coupled to the at least one rod. The end assembly includes an alarm mechanism configured to generate at least one alarming signal. The end assembly is configured to detect removal of each item of merchandise, wherein the alarm mechanism does not generate an alarming signal when at least a first item of merchandise is removed from the rod, and wherein the alarm mechanism is further configured to generate an alarming signal when a second item of merchandise has been removed from the rod within a predetermined period of time from the first item of merchandise being removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Andrew W. Moock, Gregory C. Schultz, David N. Berglund, Gary A. Taylor, James K. Sankey
  • Patent number: 8902608
    Abstract: A securing device for securing an electric device having a groove is disclosed. The securing device includes a base and a buckle-hook module. The base covers a portion of the electric device and has a connecting part corresponding to the groove. An operating unit and a buckle-hook unit of the buckle-hook module are rotatably disposed in the connecting part. The operating unit has a first position and a second position. The buckle-hook unit has an insert part. A resetting unit of tile buckle-hook module is disposed between the buckle-hook unit and the connecting part, so that the buckle-hook unit is rotated to and from. When the operating unit is moved from the first position to the second position, the insert part inserts into the groove, for securing the electric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Twinhead International Corporation
    Inventor: Tsou-Kai Lin
  • Publication number: 20140346311
    Abstract: A securement device is provided to secure a portable item from unauthorized movement or theft. A first bracket engages a first portion of the item, second bracket engages a second portion of the item, and an elongated member spans the portable item to attach the first bracket to the second bracket to prevent significant separation of the first and second brackets when in the secured configuration. An aperture or recess in the second bracket receives a plug or attached device, where the plug or attached device is plugged into a receptacle in the item. When the attached device or plug is situated within the aperture or recess in the first bracket and the first bracket is engaged to the item, the first bracket is prevented from lateral and rotational movement relative to the item. A lock may be attached to the securement device to secure the item to an anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jay S. Derman
  • Patent number: 8876080
    Abstract: An antitheft device includes a cover, a base plate, and an adhesive element. The base plate is located in a receiving space of the cover and is adapted for a controlling element to connect thereto to release or lock the cover and the base plate. The base plate is able to be adhered onto an object to be secured by the adhesive element. The adhesive element is also located in the receiving space of the cover so that the adhesive element is prevented from being removed or broken easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lintex Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Sheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20140319309
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the outboard motor lock comprises an outboard motor lock bracket and an outboard motor lock securing mechanism. The bracket comprises a back plate, side plates and a lip, and may be attached to a boat hull or other surface through bracket attachment holes. The securing mechanism comprises a base and one or more securing rods. The securing mechanism can be inserted into the bracket by inserting the one or more securing rods through corresponding bracket securing holes. One or more aligned bracket locking holes and securing mechanism locking holes allow for a locking device to be passed through and lock the securing mechanism to the bracket. When the securing mechanism is inserted into the bracket after an outboard motor attaching mechanism has engaged the bracket, the securing mechanism prevents the attaching mechanism from being removed from the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Charles D. Wineland
  • Patent number: 8872660
    Abstract: A powered item attachment device includes an onboard power supply and alarm system that sounds in the event a protected device is tampered with or removed from a retail display. The powered item attachment device may also track the location of a protected device if it is removed from the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Geoff Yunker, Walter V. Raczynski V, Charles L. Zimnicki
  • Patent number: 8864097
    Abstract: An anti-theft structure for a socket display hanger contains a socket display hanger and a fitting seat extending outwardly from a bottom end of the socket display hanger. The fitting seat has two flexible retaining pieces fixed on two sides thereof, two locking projections mounted on two outer walls of the two flexible retaining pieces, an engaging rack defined between the two flexible retaining pieces, two flexible abutting extensions extending outwardly from two sides of the engaging rack, a connecting segment extending upwardly from a top end of the engaging rack and coupling with the socket display hanger, and an arcuate hollow space defined on two sides of the connecting segment and the fitting seat. The fitting seat of the socket display hanger is connected with a square hole of a wrench socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 8851348
    Abstract: A portable lock mounting assembly including a body defining a lock retaining mechanism and a contact surface. A strap having first and second ends is attachable to the body such that a loop facing the contact surface is defined by the strap. A cam member is supported by the body adjacent the contact surface and is pivotal between a first position wherein the cam member extends generally parallel to the contact surface and a second position wherein the cam member extends at an angle relative to the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Zuraski, John Paul Thambusami Joy Sachidanadam
  • Publication number: 20140263929
    Abstract: One example of a latch and bezel system for a device enclosure can be implemented as a system for mounting electronic equipment. The system includes a support structure. A head unit is configured to receive electronic equipment, and to connect to the support structure. A bezel is positioned in the head unit. The bezel is configured to retain the electronic equipment in the head unit. A release system is configured to be inaccessible when the head unit is connected to the support structure. Upon activation, the release system is configured to release the bezel within the head unit to release the electronic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lilitab LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Rudolf Grziwok, Adam Scott Aronson
  • Publication number: 20140239144
    Abstract: An antitheft device includes a cover, a base plate, and an adhesive element. The base plate is located in a receiving space of the cover and is adapted for a controlling element to connect thereto to release or lock the cover and the base plate. The base plate is able to be adhered onto an object to be secured by the adhesive element. The adhesive element is also located in the receiving space of the cover so that the adhesive element is prevented from being removed or broken easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: LINTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-SHENG LIN
  • Patent number: 8814128
    Abstract: A display fixture for securely displaying a mobile device includes a cross brace and at least two corner members. The cross brace defines a center portion and arms each radially extending outwardly therefrom and terminating in a free end opposite the center portion. The at least two corner members each include a first substantially planar wall, a second substantially planar wall, and two sidewalls extending between substantially linear closed edges of the first substantially planar wall and the second substantially planar wall. A cavity is defined by each of the at least two corner members and is configured to receive a corner of the mobile device. Each of the at least two corner members is secured to a different free end of the cross brace such that an opening to the cavity of each of the at least two corner members faces the center portion of the cross brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Q. Trinh, Joseph H. Bowser, Justin T. Werth
  • Publication number: 20140226298
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely displaying an electronic device is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a support, a frame coupled to the support, a case, and a securing device removably coupled to the frame. The frame has a frame base and at least one retaining feature coupled to the frame base with at least one of the retaining feature and the frame base defining a frame slot. The case is formed of a polymeric material and has an opening for at least partially encapsulating the electronic device while permitting the face of the electronic device to be exposed through the opening. The securing device has a securing base and a locking feature selectively mounted to the securing base with the locking feature at least partially defining a securing slot. The frame slot and the securing slot cooperate to securely retain the case to the frame for preventing theft of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Palmer Distributors Incorporated
    Inventors: James Palmer, Kevin Elnicky
  • Publication number: 20140209780
    Abstract: An anti-theft suspension device for socket including a main body, a socket holder, and a locking mechanism is provided. The socket holder includes a seat and a receiving member. The seat is disposed on the main body. The receiving member is rotatably disposed on the seat. The receiving member is rotatable between a locking position and a unlock position. The socket holder includes a positioning bump located on one of the seat and the receiving member. When the receiving member is rotated, the positioning bump is alternatively exposed outside the socket holder to buckle the socket or received in the socket holder to release the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CHUN NIEN PLASTIC LTD.
    Inventor: CHI-TSAI CHANG
  • Patent number: 8783073
    Abstract: A system for securing an item is disclosed. The system may include a securement device and a lock. The securement device may include an elongated member having a first end and an opposite, second end. The securement device may further include first and second brackets. A first bracket may engage the first end of the elongated member and extend to engage or bracket a first portion of the perimeter of the item. A second bracket may selectively occupy a locked position with respect to the second end of the elongated member and extend to engage or bracket a second portion of the perimeter of the item. At least one of the first and second brackets may comprise an extension engaging the item and resisting side-to-side motion between the securement device and the item. The lock may engage the second end of the elongated member and hold the second bracket in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jay S. Derman