Fetters Patents (Class 70/15)
  • Patent number: 10184274
    Abstract: An example security device is provided that includes a core and a shuttle. The core includes an internal jaw and a guide surface and a distance between the internal jaw and the guide surface varies across a length of the core. The shuttle includes an opening that forms an external jaw. A jaw gap is defined between the internal jaw and the external jaw that is configured to receive a portion of an item to protect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schneider, Anthony F. Piccoli
  • Patent number: 9830759
    Abstract: A modular bike lock includes a locking mechanism and a securement mechanism coupled with the locking mechanism. The securement mechanism wraps around at least a portion of a bicycle and includes a locking end configured to engage with the locking mechanism to lock the bike lock. The bike lock includes a wireless communications interface and a processor that receives, using the interface, a selection from a mobile device that indicates that the mobile device has selected to use the bike lock and communicates, using the interface, a unique identifier associated with the bike lock to the mobile device, the unique identifier enabling the mobile device to unlock the bike lock. The bike lock locks automatically in response to receiving the locking end within a portion of the locking mechanism without receiving an additional input from the mobile device. The bike lock is mountable on a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation San Diego
    Inventors: Michael Hilton, Robert Bertino, Wendy Vasquez
  • Patent number: 9555744
    Abstract: A bicycle rack for a vehicle is disclosed herein. In one or more embodiments, the bicycle rack includes: (i) a central support assembly; (ii) a rail member coupled to the central support assembly, the rail member having an elongate groove formed therein for receiving a portion of a first wheel of a bicycle; (iii) a support arm coupled to the central support assembly, the support arm including a cavity for receiving a portion of a second wheel of the bicycle; and (iv) at least one pedal support assembly coupled to the central support assembly, the at least one pedal support assembly configured to structurally engage a pedal of the bicycle in a supporting relationship. Also, in one or more embodiments, the bicycle rack may further include a bicycle locking assembly configured to secure the bicycle to the bicycle rack so as to inhibit a theft of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Allfab, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell William Roth
  • Patent number: 9528302
    Abstract: A device adapted to connect a first securing member to a second securing member, the device comprising a link with a base having an interrupted raised lip forming an internal cavity, the base having a hasp extending into the internal cavity, the hasp having a through hole, and the raised lip having interrupted areas, a first securing element associated with the base at a first interrupted area, the first securing element securing a first securing member, a second securing element associated with the base at a second interrupted area, the second securing element securing a second securing member, a lock having a shackle and a body, the lock fitting within the internal cavity such that the shackle may be inserted through the through hole of the hasp with the body inhibiting the first and second securing members from being disassociated with the first and second securing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Stanton Concepts, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Loughlin, John Loughlin
  • Patent number: 9446280
    Abstract: An improved resistance-based fitness apparatus which may be transformed in multiple temporary yet stable shapes by the user, such that the all or some apparatus subsections may move freely be immobilized in a fixed position or manipulated by the user into various shapes. An improved joint-based connector apparatus which may enable the improved resistance-based fitness apparatus to be transformed into multiple temporary yet stable shapes with subsections that are either freely moving, immobilized in a fixed position, or a combination thereof. This improved joint may connect one or more objects while also providing for three-dimensional non-coplanar movement that may be selectively locked or unlocked at a variety of angles by a single activating action (e.g., pressing a button). The improved joint may also be fashioned into useful devices in various other arts beyond the fitness arts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew Feinman
  • Patent number: 9428941
    Abstract: A padlock comprises a housing, a shackle, a locking member, and a limiting set. The housing has a front cover and a rear cover which is pivoted at the front cover. The rear cover has a sliding groove. The rear cover which corresponds to the sliding groove has a through hole and a locking hole. A penetrating groove is formed at the sliding groove. The shackle has a pivoting portion which passes through the through hole and moved toward the cavity. The locking member is slidably arranged in the sliding groove and limited by or separated from the locking portion of the shackle. The limiting set has a limiting member and a releasing member. The limiting member includes an entry slot, an embedded end, and an inclined surface. The limiting member is slidably arranged in the sliding groove. The releasing member is slidably arranged in the penetrating groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Yao-Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 9388606
    Abstract: A cable locking system comprises a housing, a cable whose one end is fastened or fastenable to the housing and whose other end can be introduced into a cable passage formed in the housing, a clamping device for clamping the cable in the cable passage and an actuation element which is adjustable between a closed position, in which the actuation element is fastenable to the housing by means of locking elements, in particular padlocks, and an open position in order selectively to adjust at least one clamp jaw of the clamping device between a holding position clamping the cable in the cable passage and a release position releasing the cable. The adjustment of the clamp jaw between the holding position and the release position comprises a pivot movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ABUS AUGUST BREMICKER SOHNE KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Garthe, Manuel Thomas
  • Patent number: 9375631
    Abstract: A ski pole locking device may include a pole ring comprising a first moveable arm and a second moveable arm, wherein the first moveable arm comprises a catching mechanism, wherein the second moveable arm comprises a catching mechanism cavity, wherein the pole ring comprises a closed configuration and an open configuration, wherein the closed configuration comprises the catching mechanism engaged with the catching mechanism cavity, wherein the open configuration comprises the catching mechanism separated from the catching mechanism cavity; and a lock ring comprising a closed ring configuration. The ski pole locking device may be engaged on a ski pole while the pole ring is in the closed configuration around the ski pole. Once locked on the ski pole the locking device cannot be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Salvatore Ferraro
  • Patent number: 9273490
    Abstract: A locking device has a pair of plates and a locking member between the plates that slides between a locked and unlocked position. One or more padlock bars fit between the plates to secure the locking member in the locked position. Padlocks on each end of each padlock bar lock the padlock bars between the plates. When in the locked position, the locking member secures a latch opposite the padlock bars. The latch can be a chain, bar or tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Randy McNeil
  • Patent number: 9228377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bicycle lock for multiple connection uses, which is consisted of a body, a fit seat, a push rod, a lock cylinder module, a first clamping block, a second clamping block, a external locking element and an external connecting element. By the composition of the above structure, a quick release handle connected to a seat tube of a bicycle may be locked, and also, lock of connecting the external locking element and the external connecting element may be provided, to thereby achieve the purpose of preventing theft from a bicycle seat, front and rear wheels or other objects within a bicycle, and the purpose of conveniently locking and unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: VULCAN SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin Shu Chang
  • Patent number: 9133652
    Abstract: A tire-encircling judderbarred cable loop is an assembly that includes a loop of steel cable partially concentrically enclosed by a thick flexible sleeve, thereby defining an enclosed judderbarred portion of the cable and an exposed hitching portion of the cable. The area of the loop is large enough to encircle a contact area of an automobile tire. The flexible sleeve and the judderbarred portion collectively possess sufficient size and hardness to impart a humanly perceptible juddering signal to a driver of the automobile when the tire rolls over the enclosed portion. When the tire rests within the loop, the loop is confined and the weight of the automobile arrests movement of any object hitched to the hitching portion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Stephen Kachler, Robert Somers Kachler
  • Publication number: 20150128665
    Abstract: A ski pole locking device may include a pole ring comprising a first moveable arm and a second moveable arm, wherein the first moveable arm comprises a catching mechanism, wherein the second moveable arm comprises a catching mechanism cavity, wherein the pole ring comprises a closed configuration and an open configuration, wherein the closed configuration comprises the catching mechanism engaged with the catching mechanism cavity, wherein the open configuration comprises the catching mechanism separated from the catching mechanism cavity; and a lock ring comprising a closed ring configuration. The ski pole locking device may be engaged on a ski pole while the pole ring is in the closed configuration around the ski pole. Once locked on the ski pole the locking device cannot be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Salvatore Ferraro
  • Publication number: 20150082841
    Abstract: The invention provides an anti-theft device of the collar type comprising a flexible line (12) composed of reinforcing elements (26, 28) embedded in a thickness of elastomer material (24), said reinforcing elements (26, 28) being arranged in the elastomer material (24) so as to confer to said flexible line flexibility and overall cut resistance. The invention is characterized by the fact that at least some of said reinforcing elements (26, 28) are spaced from each other, so that they are totally encompassed by the elastomer material (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Clément Lebeaume, Kwasi Tabury, Jean-Sébastien Tronchon
  • Publication number: 20150052956
    Abstract: A gear locking lever device having a gear lever locking device mounting base and a gear lever locking member mounted and attached to the gear lever locking device mounting base is provided. The gear lever locking member includes a base plate located above the gear lever locking device mounting base. The lateral side of the base plate is provided with engaging leg extending laterally toward both sides. An intermediate portion of the base plate is provided with a pin engaging hole. A lower portion of the base plate is provided with a ball bearing pocket with a ball bearing mounted inside the ball bearing pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kamol Kantajaraniti, Suwat Petcharapirat
  • Publication number: 20150040621
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a portable electronic device is provided. The security apparatus may include a plurality of shell portions, each shaped to wrap around part of a perimeter of the portable electronic device. The security apparatus may further include a connecting portion that engages at least one of the plurality of shell portions and to thereby couple the plurality of shell portions to each other. At least one of the connecting portion and one or more of the plurality of shell portions may include an attachment device, the attachment device being configured to engage with a locking head, thereby locking relative positions of the plurality of shell portions and the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Myers, Jonathan Corpuz, Jonathan Stacey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140352369
    Abstract: A device and a method for theft protection of a bicycle are described, as well as a bicycle equipped with such a device or such a method. A control unit is provided, with the aid of which a locking device is able to be electrically activated in order to block at least the rotation of one wheel of a bicycle. Furthermore, a detection unit is provided, which additionally detects to what extent blocking of the wheel by the locking device is able to take place to begin with. The locking device is electrically activated, i.e., operated, only if blocking of the wheel, e.g., by means of a movable blocking element of the locking device, is actually also possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor DASBACH
  • Publication number: 20140345335
    Abstract: An engagement structure for a cable head includes a main body and a release mechanism. The main body has movable positioners disposed thereon. When the cable head is inserted in the main body, the positioners are temporarily pushed away and moved back by an elastic mechanism to block the cable head from removing from the main body. For removing the cable head, a release mechanism is configured for pushing the positioners away. Thus, user can remove the cable head by operating the release mechanism. Therefore, operation of the engagement structure is simplified for user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: CHIA-SHENG LIN
  • Publication number: 20140338406
    Abstract: Provided is a combination lock including a housing having an lodge port configured for removably receiving therein a shank; a locking bar received within the housing and having a shank port; a combination mechanism associated with the locking bar; and a securing arrangement including an arresting member of the locking bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: KNOLLAN LTD.
    Inventor: Yehonatan Knoll
  • Publication number: 20140338405
    Abstract: A rotary security seal assembly is disclosed for sealing container closures, meters, equipment and various other articles. The assembly is configured to reveal surreptitious entry or attempted access into or to a sealed area or article and comprises a housing body and a locking filament. The housing body includes a socket and a housing locking filament receiving bore extending at least in part through the housing body and intersecting the socket. The locking filament has a first end area and a second end area. The first end area of the locking filament is permanently secured to the housing body by hardened molding material forming the housing body. The second end area of the locking filament is dimensioned and configured to be received in and extended at least in part through the housing locking filament receiving bore leaving a continuous locking filament loop outside the housing body when so received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NIC PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Ian A. NAZZARI
  • Patent number: 8890689
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention may be directed to a security device comprising a housing, a rotatable assembly, a locking assembly, and a cable. The rotatable assembly may include a plurality of locking teeth, a spool, and an engagement portion configured to facilitate rotation the rotatable assembly. The locking assembly may include biasing elements configured to apply a biasing force so that the locking assembly and the rotatable assembly may be configured in a locked position. Further, the locking assembly may include magnetically attractive elements configured to counteract the biasing force when a specifically configured key is applied to the housing of the security device. The security device may further include a security element, an alarm, and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Ezzo, William J. Kozlowski, Jr., Matthew R. Shute
  • Publication number: 20140318192
    Abstract: A security device may include a spool, locking mechanism, button, plug, and latch. The spool is configured to either wind or unwind a cable for wrapping around an object. The locking mechanism is configured to partially lock the spool. The button may be used to move the locking mechanism between locked and unlocked positions. The button may be blocked by inserting a plug into a housing of the device such that the button cannot be activated to unlock the spool. The plug may be secured to the housing through the latch that prevents the unauthorized removal of the plug. For an enhanced locking feature, the latch and the plug may be configured to require at least two forces to move the latch and free the plug. The spool, locking mechanism, and button may be stacked along a common axis to provide a more compacted design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brian V. Conti, Ningsheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140298868
    Abstract: Disclosed is a security system for computers and computer peripherals having a plurality of cables, wherein each cable has a first end and a second end and is attached to a cable collar at the first end, and a computer lock, wherein the computer lock comprises a lock body for receiving said cable collar, wherein said cable collar is securely retained on the lock body with an end piece removable only when the computer lock is not attached to a computer or a computer peripheral, thereby creating a security system for computers and computer peripherals with readily interchangeable cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: ANDREW K. RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20140260439
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are locking devices for securing a motorcycle by holding or clamping a brake lever toward the throttle such that operation of the motorcycle is impaired. Disclosed locking devices include a first rigid arm with a female locking mechanism at one end and a second rigid arm pivotably coupled to the opposite end and having an male engagement portion with a plurality of notches that is insertable into and lockable with the female locking mechanism. The device has an open position wherein the first and second arms are pivoted away from each other such that device is positionable around a throttle and a brake lever of a motorcycle. The locking device also has a closed position wherein the engagement portion of the second arm is inserted into the female locking mechanism such that the device holds the brake lever toward the throttle such that a brake of the motorcycle is engaged and the motorcycle is restricted from rolling. A motion sensor system can also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Dallaire
  • Patent number: 8837144
    Abstract: A method for securing a portable electronic device having a housing to a substantially immovable object utilizing a locking assembly having a security rod or spike formed with an anchoring end separated axially by a protruding end, a locking device with an internal locking mechanism and a cable permanently attached to the locking device at one end, includes several steps. The steps include securely fixing the anchoring end of the security rod or spike to the portable electronic device upon or through the housing, attaching an other end of the cable to the substantially immovable object and inserting the protruding end of the security rod into an opening in the locking device to actuate the internal locking mechanism and lock the locking device to the captive security rod. Locking the security rod to the locking device concurrently locks the portable electronic device to which it is anchored to the substantially immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Publication number: 20140247553
    Abstract: A security apparatus for securing a portable electronic device to an immovable object includes a head having a base. The head also includes a plurality of engagement elements extending from the base and configured to be inserted into an aperture of the portable electronic device. The plurality of engagement elements is movable relative to the body while inserted into the aperture to engage a portion of the portable electronic device. The head further includes a linear element positioned between the plurality of engagement elements. The linear element is movable relative to the plurality of engagement elements to push the plurality of engagement elements radially outward. The security apparatus also includes a security device attached to the head and configured to engage the immovable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: John Hung, Ryan White, Guillermo Andres, David Thomas Dobson, Jacque Gagne
  • Publication number: 20140230498
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual use cycle accessory which may adopt a first folded configuration in which it forms a mudguard and a second unfolded configuration in which is comprises tow free ends (101, 201) which may be locked together to form a locked loop suitable for locking a cycle, preferably a bicycle, to a stationary object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick ELSON
  • Publication number: 20140174137
    Abstract: A lock structure including a base and a door portion, a lock mechanism and a locking section, and a first mating element is provided. The door portion is pivotally connected to one end of the base portion by a pivot and is switched between an open and a close status. One of the base portion and the door portion comprises a first opening, the other comprises a first securing element close to the first opening. The lock mechanism and the locking section are disposed at the door and the base portion, respectively, and correspond to each other. The first mating element comprises a first engaging portion selectively connected to or detached from the first opening, wherein the first securing element restricts the first engaging portion from being detached from the first opening when the first engaging portion is located at the first opening and the door portion is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SINOXLOCK (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HeFei Xue
  • Publication number: 20140130554
    Abstract: An anti-theft mechanism for electronic devices includes an upper protecting frame and a lower protecting frame. The upper and lower protecting frames of the embodiment provide protection for the 3C products, and the first and second assembling space of the upper and lower protecting frames provide adjustable dimensions to be suitable for different sizes of 3C products. The upper and lower protecting frames can further be provided with a locking mechanism to limit the movement of the positioning member after the upper and lower protecting frames being attached onto the 3C products, which prevents the upper and lower protecting frames from being removed easily. Furthermore, with the steel wire of the locking mechanism can be attached to a secured object to secure the upper and lower protecting frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: INGAMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Su
  • Patent number: 8717758
    Abstract: A method for securing a portable electronic device having a housing to a substantially immovable object utilizing a locking assembly having a security rod or spike formed with an anchoring end separated axially by a protruding end, a locking device with an internal locking mechanism and a cable permanently attached to the locking device at one end, includes the steps of securedly fixing the anchoring end of the security rod or spike to the portable electronic device upon or through the housing, attaching an other end of the cable to the substantially immovable object and inserting the protruding end of the security rod into an opening in the locking device to actuate the internal locking mechanism and lock the locking device to the captive security rod. Locking the security rod to the locking device concurrently locks the portable electronic device to which it is anchored to the substantially immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Publication number: 20140116098
    Abstract: An engagement structure for cable head of the present invention includes a main body, a cable head, and a release mechanism. The main body has movable positioner disposed thereon. When the cable head is inserted in the main body, the positioner is temporarily pushed away and is moved back by an elastic mechanism to block the cable head from removing from the main body. For removing the cable head, a release mechanism is configured for pushing the positioner away. Thus, user can remove the cable head by operating the release mechanism. Therefore, operation of the engagement structure is simplified for user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: LINTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-SHENG LIN
  • Publication number: 20140109630
    Abstract: A retractable cable combination lock assembly according to the present invention can protect the newly designed Macbook pro with retina display and Macbook Air series and traditional computer with or without Kensington lock slot from theft by securing the laptop via the thunderbolt slot to an immovable object such as a piece of furniture. The lock assembly of the present invention can also be designed to plug into the USB port or HDMI port of Macbook Pro with Retina display, Macbook Air laptop series, and traditional computers with or without Kensington lock slot to lock the computer rather than using thunderbolt port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Ruipeng Tao
  • Publication number: 20140109631
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to detection of a lock is being tampered with, cut, removed, etc. An electrical circuit can be incorporated into a lock portion and a securing portion (e.g., a bar, a cable, etc.) of the lock. The electrical circuit can include a conductive element located along the length of the bar, cable, etc., with an electrical charge applied to the conductive element. Upon damage to the conductive element, e.g., during an attempt to cut or remove the lock, a change in the electrical charge from an initial state can be determined, which can further generate an alarm. The alarm can be a light, speaker, etc. An alarm notification can be transmitted from the lock to a remote device, e.g., a mobile phone, a central monitoring system, etc. A trembler switch can be incorporated into the lock to detect movement of the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: BRIAN ASQUITH, EVAN PERRY, JOHN THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20140096574
    Abstract: A security device for securing an item, the security device comprising a housing configured to house a circuit board comprising electronics configured to send a telecommunication signal to a receiver when the electronics is activated; a cable configured to establish a conductive path with the circuit board when the housing is closed, thereby activating the electronics; a lock assembly configured to be activated when the housing is closed; and a cover configured to close the housing, the cover having a first pin configured to engage a first end of the cable to prevent removal of a first end of the cable from the housing when housing is closed, and the cover having a second pin configured to activate the lock assembly to prevent removal of a second end of the cable from the housing when the housing is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kee Joo Willy Koh, Chee Kean Lim, Kia Boon Chew
  • Publication number: 20140090428
    Abstract: A locking device includes a clamp for clamping on one side of a mobile electronic device, a cord member connected to the clamp, and a lock module including a housing, a locating block connected to the housing and movably sleeved onto the other end of the cord member and connectable to an opposite side of the mobile electronic device, a tightening up screw mounted in the locating block, a rotary knob for rotating the tightening up screw to lock the cord member to the locating block, and a rotating disc assembly for locking the rotary knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kuo-Tsung YANG
  • Publication number: 20140060125
    Abstract: A locking assembly for a portable electron device has a main frame, an inserting element and a lock. The main frame has a first clamping segment, a second clamping segment, a mounting segment and a limiting segment. The mounting segment is formed on and protrudes from the first clamping segment. The limiting hole is formed through the mounting segment and the first clamping segment. The inserting element is mounted through the limiting hole of the main frame. The lock is mounted around the mounting segment and the inserting element and has a body, a controlling element and an extending element. The body is mounted around the mounting segment. The controlling element is movably connected to the body. The extending element is securely connected to the body opposite to the controlling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Jin Tay Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Tsung YANG
  • Publication number: 20140047871
    Abstract: A bicycle link having one or more openings that can be ?-shaped and having a slider that closes a portion of the one or more openings is disclosed. The slider can be secured in place in relation to the bicycle link with a padlock or the like being placed in aligned holes in the slide and it the portion of the bicycle link containing the slider. Cables, chains and the like are placed in the openings and secured to immovable objects. When the slider is locked in place to close a portion of the openings, this arrangement secures the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: John Loughlin, Robert Loughlin
  • Patent number: 8607601
    Abstract: A lock is provided including a lower housing including an engagement member attached thereto, a shaft engaged with the engagement member opposite the lower housing, a ratcheting mechanism operably connected to the shaft to control the rotation of the shaft and a locking mechanism operably engaged with the ratcheting mechanism, the locking mechanism being selectively operable to control the operation of the ratcheting mechanism and the rotation of the lower housing and engagement member with regard to the shaft and ratcheting mechanism to engage the lock over an opening in a container to selectively prevent access to a material held therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Launce Wickesberg
  • Publication number: 20130265164
    Abstract: An apparatus to deter theft of a movable product is provided. In one aspect, the apparatus comprises a housing, a plug connected to the housing to insert into an electrical socket to receive power, a bracket connected to the housing and having an opening to receive a locking cable while the opening of the bracket protrudes from the housing. A switch, within the housing, responsive to protrusion of the opening of the bracket from the housing to receive the locking cable. An electrical circuitry, within the housing, responsive to the switch being in a first state, and absence of power at the plug to sound an alarm, and responsive to the switch being in a second state or the presence of power at the plug to prevent sounding of the alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, John F. Kelley, Todd Seager
  • Publication number: 20130255332
    Abstract: An Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tag that has a main member coupled with an article and an adjustable piece that is looped around the article and manipulated for a tight engagement of the main member with the article for securing the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Edgardo Redublo, Zhaolian Wu, Weiliang Tong
  • Publication number: 20130199251
    Abstract: Anti-theft protection systems and methods for portable devices, such as portable electronic devices, that are unattended during use. The anti-theft protection systems and methods use a combination of measures including mechanical aspects, such as tethering the device to an object that is difficult to move, and electronic aspects that detect unauthorized movement and or alarm the user or other responsible party if unauthorized movement occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: H4 Engineering, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130192313
    Abstract: A power shut-off and sealing device comprising a metal body, inside which is made a longitudinal blind hole, in which is rigidly fixed one end of a cable, a longitudinal through hole for placement of the locking segment of the cable, the longitudinal blind and through holes being made parallel to each other, a cable locking device, made in the form of two spring-loaded balls and located in the inner cavity of the body, characterized in that in the inner cavity of the body, formed by stamping out a solid metal sheet, is placed a shut-off mechanism, comprising three spring-loaded balls, interacting with the cable upon locking and located between a three-leafed washer and a separator, pushed from above by a spring, and the lower part of the inner cavity of the body is slightly convergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Serghei CERBARI, Alexandr LUBENSCHII
  • Publication number: 20130160502
    Abstract: A lock in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes a housing, a locking tab extending axially from a distal surface of the housing, a pair of ball elements, mounted in the locking tab and laterally movable between an engaging position in which at least a portion of the pair of ball elements extends laterally beyond a lateral surface of the locking tab and a retracted position in which the pair of ball elements remain entirely within the lateral surface of the lateral surface of the locking tab and a locking element axially movable in the housing and movable between a locked extended position in which the locking element moves the ball elements into the engaging position and a retracted positioning which the locking element allows the ball elements to retract into the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8456836
    Abstract: A lock includes an assembly of a slot engaging member insertable in a slot of a piece of equipment being locked, such as a portable or desktop computer, a laptop, notebook or other handheld electronic device, a monitor, a television/video screen, a video game, an electronic instrument such as an oscillator or a medical centrifuge or other analytical device, or the like. A rotatable locking member engages an anchor sub-assembly having a rotatable element, wherein the rotatable element communicates with a spring force urging against the rotatable locking member. The rotatable locking member is alternately movable in and out of the slot in which it is inserted, and the locking element is rotatable by finger force overcoming said spring force against the locking member, wherein the lock is locked without use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Think Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Allen, Andrzej Marszalek
  • Publication number: 20130133380
    Abstract: A system and method for preventing wardrobing is presented. An anti-wardrobing device for attachment to a merchandise item includes a ribbon, a branding plate and a lock. The ribbon has a first end and a second end adapted to be placed through the merchandise item. The branding plate is adapted to display information about the merchandise item, branding of merchandise item. The lock is located at one end of the branding plate. The lock is adapted to be locked to the ribbon so that the ribbon is looped through the merchandise item and then locked so that the ribbon cannot be removed from the merchandise item without cutting the ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Mark Will
  • Publication number: 20130133381
    Abstract: A system and method for preventing wardrobing is presented. A method loops the ribbon through a merchandise item. A branding tag is locked onto the ribbon so that the ribbon cannot be removed from the merchandise item without cutting the ribbon or breaking the branding tag. The branding tag contains branding information related to the merchandise item. When the item is returned, a determination is made if the ribbon and/or the branding tag have been tampered with. The method does not provide a refund when tampering has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Mark Will
  • Publication number: 20130098122
    Abstract: A security device for attachment to an article to deter theft of the article has a housing containing an alarm system including. A cable has one end attached to the housing and a second end attached to a plug which is selectively inserted into and locked to the housing. The cable formed with an outer braided jacket that is difficult to cut and includes a conductor electrically connected to the alarm system when in the locked position. The audible alarm is activated if the integrity of the cable is compromised. An EAS tag located in the housing will actuate an alarm at a security gate and can actuate the audible alarm of the security device when the device is in proximity to a security gate. A magnetically attractable lock mechanism releasably secures the cable plug in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee H. Eckert, Matthew R. Shute, David P. Christianson
  • Patent number: 8424533
    Abstract: A strait jacket is disclosed, which is adapted to fit wearers of more than one clothing size. The strait jacket has a jacket torso body comprising at least two panels, each panel terminating at a lower edge located adjacent to but below the wearer's underarms. Sleeves extend from the torso body to distal ends, and each sleeve has a length greater than the length of the wearer's arms. The distal end of each sleeve includes a fastening device to permit the sleeve to be fastened to the opposite sleeve and to a belt by suitable fasteners at a position behind the wearer's back. An annular jacket collar is located above the jacket torso body, and a strap extends downwardly from the collar. In one embodiment of the invention, the strap extends under the wearer's crotch. A belt strap is adapted to be secured about the wearer's mid rib cage and is further adapted to be attached to the chest strap at a posterior position; and, if desired, at an anterior position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Stockroom, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerardo Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20130091905
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for use with a product includes a housing for receiving a portion of the product therein, a strap to secure the housing to the product, a locking assembly to deter removal of the anti-theft device, and a detachment portion to affect removal of the anti-theft device. An EAS sensor may also be provided. The locking assembly includes at least a first portion and at least a second portion that engage each other in a locked position to secure the housing to the product. The detachment portion enables a portion of the anti-theft device to be more readily severed in order to remove the anti-theft device from the product. In one embodiment, the strap is adjustable so that the length of the strap can be adjusted about a periphery of the product during application of the anti-theft device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: David W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130086955
    Abstract: A system for securing an item to an anchor is disclosed. The system may include an anchor, an item having an extension extending therefrom, an interface mechanism, a padlock, and a tether. The interface mechanism may received and engage the extension therewith. The padlock may selectively engage the interface mechanism in a manner to prevent the interface mechanism from releasing the extension. The tether may extend to tie the padlock to the anchor and, thereby, secure, the item to the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Jay S. Derman