For Antitheft Signaling Device On Protected Article Patents (Class 70/57.1)
  • Patent number: 10096217
    Abstract: A security system and security tag assembly cooperatively operative to restrict unauthorized removal of an article from an area, wherein the security tag assembly is removably attached to the article and includes an RFID component/label configured to encode and retain data associated with the article to which it is attached. A deactivator assembly includes a read component structured to read the article data encoded in the security tag assembly, before or during removal of the tag assembly, wherein the read data is transmitted to a processor for display, storage and/or supplementary processing. One or more portable readers, not associated with the deactivator assembly or processor, are configured to access and display the article data for authorized article control. A review application may be downloaded on communication devices having short range technology and is configured to access the article data to obtain information relating thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: BRAEBURN ASSET HOLDINGS, LLC, ES HOLDING DRAGOER APS
    Inventors: Johan Skjellerup, Eddie L. Stenild
  • Patent number: 9805563
    Abstract: A security device includes: a housing having a plug receptacle; a spool rotatably coupled to the housing; a locking mechanism having a locked state and an unlocked state, the locked state preventing the spool from rotating in a first direction, and the unlocked state allowing rotation of the spool in the first direction and in a second direction; a plug having an inserted position and a removed position with respect to the plug receptacle, the inserted position maintaining the locking mechanism in the locked state, and the removed position allowing alteration of the locking mechanism from the locked state to the unlocked state; a cable coupled to the spool and to the plug; an alarm circuit which activates an alarm upon sensing discontinuity of the cable and/or the plug moving from the inserted position to the removed position, the alarm circuit coupled to and rotating with the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ningsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9728053
    Abstract: A security device for preventing or deterring theft of an object from a retail store or similar comprising a housing; a loop of cable extending from the housing for placement around said object; spool means rotatably mounted on the housing, the loop of cable being attached to the spool means such that, in use, rotation of the spool means in a first direction with respect to the housing causes the cable to unwind from the spool means, and rotation of the spool means in a second direction causes the cable to be wound around the spool means; latching means; alarm means; and retracting means arranged to apply a biasing force to the spool means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sekura Global LLP
    Inventor: Russell Napthine
  • Patent number: 9607259
    Abstract: A tag housing assembly for attaching an electronic tag to an extending neck of a bottle with a perimetrical undercut thereabout. The tag housing assembly includes a tag housing, at least one electronic tag and a retaining device. The tag housing includes a perimetrical exterior side wall extending between a top surface and a base plate to define an interior and an opening extending through the top surface and base plate for receiving the extending neck of the bottle. The at least one electronic tag is located in the interior. The retaining device extends into the opening and defines an adjustable aperture for engaging the extending neck of the bottle. When the tag housing is in a closed position, the retaining device is secured to the neck of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Daniel V. Cunneen, Jake Strassburger, Alex Tetiyevsky
  • Patent number: 9500009
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Surveillance Corporation
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Edgardo Redublo, Zhaolian Wu, Weiliang Tong
  • Patent number: 9366060
    Abstract: A security device may include a housing, a security element disposed within the housing and configured to wirelessly interface with an alarming gate, a flexible strap with an affixed pin, and a pin lock mechanism. The flexible strap may be rotatably attached to the housing via a strap holding assembly that permits the flexible strap to rotate relative to the housing. The pin lock mechanism may be disposed within the housing to enable the pin to be locked to the housing to attach the security device to an object. The flexible strap may be removable from the housing and may be replaceable without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: William Jacob Kozlowski, Jr., Matthew R. Shute
  • Patent number: 9355539
    Abstract: An anti-theft tag has two slightly concave shells attached to each other by a hinge. One shell has an aperture through it and the other shell has a post located to insert through the aperture when the two shells are brought together. At least one catch tab extends laterally from the end of the post. The catch tab exceeds the width of the aperture and is constructed to give to allow the post to insert into the aperture, but to resist and prevent the extraction of the post. The post is severable to allow the remove of the catch tab to allow the opening of the tag. One of the shells also has a slot and the other has a tack. When the post is inserted through the aperture, the tack inserts into the slot. The tack passes through an object to be protected and maintains the tag in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Xiao Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 9324221
    Abstract: A highly visible single use tag prevents the fraudulent return of garments. Two members are connected by a hinge. The hinge allows the members to move from an open configuration to a closed configuration where the members form and enclose a space. Complementary latch elements on the members engage and hold the members in the closed configuration. At least one of the members has a tack extending inwardly into the space enclosed by the members. This tack pierces a garment intended to be protected by the tag and maintains the tag on the garment. At least one of the members has at least one perforated line across the width of the member. This perforated line allows that member to be pulled apart and the tag removed without the need of any tool to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: WG Security Products
    Inventor: Xiao Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 9254426
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for a golf club having a cover comprising an internal surface adapted to conform to a golf club hosel and a portion of a golf club shaft. One or more sensors are disposed within the internal surface of the cover and adapted to actuate between a passive state and an alarm alert state. An alarm is coupled to the one or more sensors, the alarm emitting a signal when the one or more sensors are actuated from the passive state to the alarm alert state. The one or more sensors are retracted in the passive state when the golf club hosel is housed within the cover. The one or more sensors are advanced in the alarm alert state when the golf club hosel is removed from the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: David Michael Sandoval, XiaoZhong Ling
  • Patent number: 9218730
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (1300) for selectively preventing an unauthorized detachment of a security tag (100) from an article (114). The methods involve: coupling the security tag to the article by locking a tack assembly (110) to a securement member (206) disposed within a housing (104) of the security tag; guiding an external tool (102) into a channel (500) formed within the security tag for releasing the tack assembly from the securement member; and obstructing the external tool's access to the securement member by biasing a post (602) into a first position in which the post at least partially extends into the channel. A magnetic field may be applied to the security tag so as to transition the post from the first position to a second position in which the external tool's access to the securement member is no longer obstructed by the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: Thang T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9085920
    Abstract: A security apparatus for securing a portable device includes a shell configured to surround at least a portion of the portable device, an attachment device coupled to the shell, and a blocking element defining a clearance aperture. The blocking element is movably coupled to the shell for movement between a first position, in which the portable device is removable from the shell, and a second position, in which the portable device is secured within the shell. The attachment device extends through the clearance aperture of the blocking element when the blocking element is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Marshall, Dominic Peralta, Andy Church, Jon Corpuz
  • Patent number: 9041536
    Abstract: An asset retention device, including: a housing including a base portion and a cap portion, the base portion and the cap portion containing a plurality of electrical contacts; and an asset attachment structure securely coupled to the cap portion and making electrical contact with the plurality of electrical contacts, thereby completing an electrical circuit through the asset attachment structure and the housing; wherein, if the continuity of the asset attachment structure is broken, the electrical circuit is broken. The base portion of the housing is configured to be selectively coupled to a main console including a controller/processor operable for detecting a break in the continuity of the asset attachment structure and the associated electrical circuit. The asset retention device also includes an identifying chip. The asset attachment structure includes a plurality of hooked ends that extend through channels manufactured into an interior portion of the cap portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Marcon International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis E. Guessford
  • Patent number: 9013306
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Racer Technology Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Kee Joo Willy Koh, Chee Kean Lim, Kia Boon Chew
  • Patent number: 9007179
    Abstract: Provided is a convertible type computer (PC) 1 comprising a second housing 3 including a display section 3a, and a first housing 2 including a palm rest 2b. A first antenna 6a is disposed on the palm rest 2b, and a second antenna 7a is disposed on a reverse surface 2e of the first housing 2 immediately beneath the first antenna 6a. An attitude sensor 8 detects whether the PC 1 has a clam shell form or a tablet form. In accordance with a detection result, a switch section 9 switches between the first antenna 6a and the second antenna 7a for establishing wireless communication with an external terminal to communicate information. Therefore, it is possible to switch between information signals through the first antenna 6a and information signals through the second antenna 7a depending on the attitude of the PC 1, and fine communication can be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ito, Takehiro Itotani
  • Publication number: 20150096335
    Abstract: Provided is a secure and easy to use solution for bike holders to securely lock all kinds of bicycles with different frames and shapes without the need to carry a personal lock. The present system and method for bike locking securely locks the bike's frame and wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Bikeep OÜ
    Inventors: Meelis HAIDAK, Kustas KÕIV, Ott REINHOLD
  • Patent number: 8978427
    Abstract: Security tag includes a housing and a movable locking element. A latch within the housing is resiliently biased toward the movable locking element and movable responsive to a magnetic field between a locked position and an unlocked position. A guide structure is arranged to constrain movement of the latch. The latch and the guide structure are cooperatively arranged to ensure an engagement that will disrupt a motion trajectory of the latch occurring when the housing is subjected to a physical impact. Consequently, the latch is selectively inhibited from moving fully from the locked position to the unlocked position when the housing is subjected to the physical impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Wing Kei Ho, Gopal Chandramowle
  • 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: 8952816
    Abstract: An EAS system alarm tag is provided with two or more straps that enable secure and reliable simultaneous engagement of the tag with one or more articles that are detachably coupled at an angle. An interlock actuator switch enables the two or more straps to interlock within a housing of the alarm tag. An auxiliary actuator switch enables detection of separation of the alarm tag from one or more articles with which the alarm tag is coupled. When both the interlock actuator switch and the auxiliary actuator switch are set to a first condition, an alarm system of the alarm tag is armed and set to ON; and when the interlock actuator switch is set to the first condition and the auxiliary actuator switch is set to a second condition while the alarm tag is armed and ON, the alarm system of the alarm tag triggers an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: USS Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Edgardo Redublo, Weiliang Tong, Mingxing Chen
  • Patent number: 8938997
    Abstract: A security device and method to surround merchandise for theft deterrence. The security device includes a cord and housing for a knot in the cord. The cord is pulled from one end about the knot to tighten cord around a product and the cord is pulled from another section to lock cord in place around the product. The device serves to deter breaking in or stealing merchandising product. The security device may also include an additional housing for the cord to pass through. Either housing may include an EAS and/or RFID element for additional security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Piccoli, Wei Wu, Lawrence Appalucci, Gary T. Mazoki, Thomas J. McKeown, Seth Strauser, James Brodzik
  • Patent number: 8917180
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an EAS based theft-deterrent tag, comprising a main member coupled with an article by a coupling mechanism. The coupling mechanism is configured to allow comfortable trial of the article prior to purchasing, without detachment and removal of the theft deterrent tag from the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Surveillance Corporation
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Steve Gutierrez, Edgardo Redublo, Janki Bhalodia
  • Patent number: 8912904
    Abstract: A security system including a security tag is provided. The security tag includes a housing and a pin in which the pin is removably insertable into the housing. The security tag further includes a latching element disposed within the housing and positionable in a lock position and in an unlock position. The latching element includes a pivot axis. The latching element has a substantially balanced rotational response about the pivot axis when exposed to an external physical mechanical impulse. The security tag further includes a bias element that releasably positions the latching element in the lock position. The latching element releasably engages the inserted pin when in the lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: Wing Kei Ho
  • Patent number: 8907794
    Abstract: Various cryptographic locks for securing assets, secure containers and methods of operating a cryptographic lock. One embodiment of a cryptographic lock includes: (1) a shape memory alloy (SMA) having a first and second phase, wherein the first phase inhibits access to an asset and the second phase allows access to the asset and (2) an RFID transponder, coupled to the SMA, configured to receive an authentication signal from an RFID transceiver and, based thereon, energize the SMA to temporarily change the SMA from the first phase to the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonardo W. Estevez, Johnsy Varghese, Steven C. Lazar
  • 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: 8887541
    Abstract: A security may include a base that defines an aperture or opening configured for receiving at least a portion of an object to be secured. The base may support a capture member that is configured to move between a capture position and a release position. The security device may further include a driving member that is configured to move between a first position and a second position and may engage the capture member. When the driving member is moved from the first position to the second position it may urge the capture member from the release position to the capture position. The capture member may be configured to secure the object within the aperture when the capture member is in the capture position. The security device may further comprise a locking member may be configured to releasably engage the driving member to prevent movement of the driving member from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ningsheng Zhang, Brian V. Conti
  • Patent number: 8887907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security container formed to receive a cassette which visually indicates to a user what type or style of good is contained therein. The cassette may be of a general solid block type in one color or having one visual characteristic, or the cassette may have multiple inserts or slides which may be moved within the cassette to change the outwardly facing color or visible characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mark Will, William R. Beatty, Matthew R. Shute
  • Patent number: 8881560
    Abstract: A theft-protecting electronic device (16;116) recharging assembly comprising a block-shaped stand (12; 112) having a cavity (14;122c) into and from which the device can be partly inserted and retrieved by a substantially linear sliding movement. A rigid jacket (30;130) embracing the device from at least three sides thereof is provided, one of which being the side opposite the one inserted into said cavity. A lock-receiving porting (30e;130g) is integrally formed with the jacket. A lockable device (20,120) is associated with the stand, being manipulatable between a locking position wherein it engages the said lock-receiving portion, thereby arresting the electronic device within said cavity, and an unlocked position wherein the electronic device is freely retrievable from said cavity. The stand is adapted to be secured by a cable (40;140) to an immovable object (42,142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8863563
    Abstract: A magnetic lock and key assembly includes a magnetic lock assembly. The magnetic lock assembly includes a plunger translatable between a locked position and an unlocked position. A detent is extendable when the plunger is in the locked position and retractable when the plunger is in the unlocked position. A lock magnet is translatable with the plunger and has an end defined by a lock magnet north pole and a lock magnet south pole. The magnetic lock and key assembly further includes a magnetic key assembly having a key magnet. The key magnet has an end defined by a key magnet north pole and a key magnet south pole. At least one of the lock magnet and the key magnet is rotatably supported to facilitate automatic magnetic attractive alignment, attraction of the lock magnet toward the key magnet, and translation of the plunger to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rexnord Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Frank L. Gentile, Mark Nickeas, Martin Nickeas
  • Patent number: 8860574
    Abstract: A cabinet lock for protecting merchandise within a merchandise display cabinet having an inner door and an outer door. The cabinet lock includes a strike plate affixed to the inner door and a lock housing affixed to the outer door such that the cabinet is in a locked configuration that prevents access to the merchandise when the lock housing is operably engaged to the strike plate. A programmable electronic key communicates a security code with the cabinet lock and transfers electrical power to the cabinet lock to operate a lock mechanism between the locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. An indicator is provided for indicating whether the cabinet lock is in the locked configuration or the unlocked configuration. The indicator includes a first segment and a second segment that can be energized to visually indicate the status of the cabinet lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, David N. Berglund, Hrishikesh P. Gogate, Justin A. Richardson, William M. Warren, Andrew W. Moock
  • Patent number: 8854812
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an anti-theft device for a computer system includes a lock; a slot formed on a housing of the computer system for fixing the lock; and a switching module for cutting off power supply for a plurality of external interfaces of the computer system when the lock is fixed to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Lung Fan
  • Patent number: 8850857
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for a detacher for a security device are disclosed. The detacher (180c) includes a magnet (1820) that can be moved relative to a housing (1810) by a motor (1830). Magnet and motor are mounted inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Franklin H. Valade, Jr., Thomas G. Riley, Firas H. Faham, Gilbert Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8842012
    Abstract: A combination non-programmable and programmable key for a security device of the type used to display items of merchandise includes a non-programmable portion for cooperating with a mechanical lock of the security device and a programmable portion for cooperating with a sensor of the security device that is operatively coupled to an alarm for indicating a security threat to the security device or to an item of merchandise displayed on the security device. The non-programmable portion includes a side assembly having a magnet that cooperates with a magnetically attractable locking pin to unlock the mechanical lock of the security device. The programmable portion emits an energy signal that cooperates with the sensor of the security device to disarm the alarm and thereby permit the security device to be removed or an item of merchandise to be removed without the alarm indicating a security threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: James K. Sankey
  • Patent number: 8833115
    Abstract: An antitheft device having a product display case with a double locking mechanism and an unlocking device for unlocking the locking mechanism. A product display case having a locking mechanism, and an unlocking device are provided. An attachment portion for a security tag is provided on the inside of the product display case, and a first case component and a second case component are openably fitted together in an X direction. The locking mechanism has a first lock device and a second lock device that latch together in a Y direction which intersects the X direction. The first lock device locks by latching in a Y1 direction, and unlocks upon being pressed in a Y2 direction by a projection of the unlocking device. The second lock device locks by latching in the Y2 direction, and unlocks upon being pulled in the Y 1 direction by a magnet in the unlocking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha San-Ei
    Inventor: Tamotsu Nakasuji
  • Patent number: 8833116
    Abstract: An anti-theft ring assembly includes a product engagement member having a display member that supports the ring during use and a securing member (for example a tear resistant tie or strap) that secures the ring to the display member; the anti-theft ring assembly also including an anchoring device having a support member and a tether for securing the product engagement member to the support member while allowing removal of the product engagement member from a display. In one embodiment, the support member may include a base having protrusions for connecting the tether thereto and the display member may be a seat for supporting a shank of the ring and a portion of the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: R & J Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: David W. Brown
  • Patent number: 8836508
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott K. Taylor, Christopher T. Boyle, Alexander G. Sammons, Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 8800330
    Abstract: A security device for protecting a merchandise item that includes a housing, a first cable, a second cable, a spool, a locking mechanism and a crossover device that is in the housing and is rotatable about a vertical axis. The locking mechanism locks the spool so that it is not rotatable about the vertical axis. The cable crossover device is placed on a side of a merchandise item opposite the housing. The crossover device in is formed with a crossover body and a latch. The crossover body has the first cable slidably attached to it. The latch is configured to be locked to the crossover body. The second cable slidably is attached to the latch. The latch is configured to be partially released from the crossover body when it unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Patent number: 8776559
    Abstract: A security assembly is configured for attachment to a hole saw having a cap defining a central mounting aperture. The security assembly includes a substantially cylindrical base portion having a central axis. A handle portion is coupled to the cylindrical base portion and defines a tag cavity for housing a security tag. An extension member extends opposite the handle portion from the base portion along the central axis. The extension member engages the central mounting aperture of the hole saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbat, Thaddeus H. Feiler, Todd Taylor
  • Patent number: 8777020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. Embodiments of the system include a frame holder on which the eyewear is placed, a locking mechanism that secures the eyewear to the holder, and a key that enables a user to holder unlock and to remove the eyewear from the holder. In one embodiment, frame holder includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the holder and eyewear to be swiveled. The frame holder is removably attachable to a display rod of the system configured to hold a plurality of frame holders. The display rod includes a lock in one embodiment to prevent removal of the frame holders from the rod without use of a specially configured access key. The display rod is mountable to a surface of a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Eye Designs LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8752406
    Abstract: Security devices according to the present invention may be configured to secure merchandise supported by a display card. The security device may include a housing defining an aperture configured to receive a secured portion of the article, an engagement member disposed generally proximate the aperture, and a sliding member configured to move the engagement member from the release position to a capture position. The secured portion may be removed from the aperture while the engagement member is in the release position and the secured portion may be inhibited from removal while the engagement member is in the capture position. The engagement member may define an engagement aperture where the secured portion of the article that is received through the aperture of the housing is also received through the engagement aperture of the engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Shute, Mark Ezzo
  • Patent number: 8736450
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, John F. Kelley, Todd Seager
  • Patent number: 8733138
    Abstract: An antitheft device (1) to be attached to an item capable of being stolen and including a control portion (2) that is rotatable relative to an attaching portion (3), the attaching portion (3) including an attaching element (4) that is translatably movable with an unlocked position, for placing of the item into the device (1) and for removing same, and wherein the rotation of the control portion (2) relative to the attaching portion (3) translates the attaching element (4), and with a locked position for maintaining the device (1) on the item and wherein the rotation of the control portion (2) relative to the attaching part (3) does not translate the attaching element (4). The control portion (2) includes a transmission mechanism (15) with a controller for the torque applied to the control portion so that the locked position is achieved for a predetermined value of the torque of forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Exaqtworld
    Inventor: Alain Favier
  • Publication number: 20140123714
    Abstract: Security tag includes a housing and a movable locking element. A latch within the housing is resiliently biased toward the movable locking element and movable responsive to a magnetic field between a locked position and an unlocked position. A guide structure is arranged to constrain movement of the latch. The latch and the guide structure are cooperatively arranged to ensure an engagement that will disrupt a motion trajectory of the latch occurring when the housing is subjected to a physical impact. Consequently, the latch is selectively inhibited from moving fully from the locked position to the unlocked position when the housing is subjected to the physical impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: WING Kei HO, Gopal Chandramowle
  • Patent number: 8698632
    Abstract: An EAS tag (10) is provided, which includes a body (12) with an internal cavity (16), attachment means (14,26) for removably attaching the tag (10) to an article, an amorphous metal strip (48) inside the cavity (16) and a permanent magnet (34) inside the housing (12). The permanent magnet (34) is preferably an elongate rare earth magnet and is positioned generally equally far from the ends of the amorphous metal strip (48), preferably in a position spaced laterally from the amorphous strip (48) and generally parallel to the amorphous strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bell-Oak Investment (Pty) Ltd
    Inventor: Ulrich Zinner
  • Patent number: 8683830
    Abstract: A security device is provided for attachment to an object having one or more security features for preventing unwanted removal of the security device from the object. The security device may include any one of a surveillance device, such as an electronic article surveillance tag, and an inventory device, such as a radio frequency identification tag. In a particular embodiment, the security device has at least two security features, one security feature comprises a support member that is configured to engage a head of a key, wherein the key is configured to provide a force to allow the support member to move a clip between a first state, a state that prevents the release of a pin from the clip, and a second state, a state whereby the clip allows the release of the pin from the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Brian V. Conti
  • Patent number: 8684227
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook for displaying items of merchandise includes a support rod and a helix disposed about the support rod and extending along at least a lengthwise portion of the support rod. The support rod includes mounting structure for mounting the display hook to a display fixture and has a first end adjacent the mounting structure and a second end opposite the first end adjacent the helix for loading the items of merchandise onto the support rod and for dispensing the items of merchandise from the support rod. The merchandise display hook further includes a time delay mechanism attached to the helix adjacent the second end of the support rod so as to define a space therebetween for loading and dispensing the items of merchandise. The time delay mechanism includes a gear assembly configured for permitting the items of merchandise to be loaded onto the support rod at a rate that is faster than the rate at which the items of merchandise can be dispensed from the support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Justin A. Richardson, David N. Berglund, Larry K. Hooks, Gregory C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8667818
    Abstract: A lock assembly for retail packaging, having a lock assembly, a key assembly, a hinge assembly, and packaging comprising at least one wall. The lock assembly mounts exteriorly onto the packaging. The packaging lock assembly may further have a rail assembly mounted onto a display rack. The rail assembly comprises rail members and a transversal member. The packaging lock assembly may further have a plate assembly positioned in between the lock assembly and the plate. The lock assembly suspended from the rail members is placed in a locked position, whereby a locking shaft assembly is blocked by the transversal member to prevent removal of the packaging from the rail assembly. The key assembly is presented into a latch assembly comprising a key hole to cause the locking shaft assembly to shift from the locked position, to an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Hamid Mchatet
  • Patent number: 8666664
    Abstract: An electronic seal of the present invention includes a bolt. The bolt is used to mount on a door latch of a cargo and inserts into a shell. The shell is provided with a control circuit to actively send a warning signal as the bolt is moved. As such, the user of the electronic seal can be properly informed to prevent theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Syris Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chien-Sheng Chiu, Chin-Cheng Chen, Kuo-Liang Liao
  • Publication number: 20140055249
    Abstract: A smart detacher includes a detacher and an RFID reader. The smart detacher may be a handheld detacher or a secondary detacher. A method of monitoring using a security tag with an RFID chip therein and an detacher having an RFID reader operably connected thereto comprising the steps of: writing information onto the RFID chip; attaching the security tag to a product; detaching the security tag from the product and reading the information on the RFID chip; and forwarding the information to a control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Glen Walter Garner
  • Patent number: 8646619
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. One embodiment of the system includes a support frame on which the eyewear is placed, a lock that secures the eyewear to the frame, and a key that removes the lock from the frame. The device may further include an anchor connected to the frame that anchors the frame to a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture. In another embodiment, the eyewear display device includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the support frame to be swiveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eye Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8646623
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lockable eyewear display system. Embodiments of the system include a frame holder on which the eyewear is placed, a locking mechanism that secures the eyewear to the holder, and a key that enables a user to holder unlock and to remove the eyewear from the holder. In one embodiment, frame holder includes an articulating joint allowing at least a portion of the holder and eyewear to be swiveled. The frame holder is removably attachable to a display rod of the system configured to hold a plurality of frame holders. The display rod includes a lock in one embodiment to prevent removal of the frame holders from the rod without use of a specially configured access key. The display rod is mountable to a surface of a fixture or display object such as a rack or furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eye Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Winig, Richard Winig, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 8640509
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a security assembly configured to properly secure articles in a retail environment. In some embodiments, the security assembly is configured to secure cylindrical objects, such as baby formula or coffee cans. Additionally, in some embodiments, the security assembly may be adjustable such that differently sized objects may be secured. In an example embodiment, a security device for securing an object with an object perimeter edge is provided. The security device comprises a housing defining an edge lock configured for positioning proximate the object perimeter edge and a locating gap. The security device also comprises at least one cable extending from the security device through the locating gap. The locating gap is configured to secure the at least one cable from substantial lateral movement in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Mark Will