For Portable Articles Patents (Class 70/58)
  • Patent number: 10066423
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a portable electronic device includes a cable having a length, a first end, and a second end. The security apparatus also includes a lock head coupled to the first end of the cable. The lock head is configured to selectively engage the portable electronic device and is movable by the cable between a first position, in which the lock head is secured to the portable electronic device, and a second position, in which the lock head is unsecured from the portable electronic device. The security apparatus further includes an actuator assembly coupled to the second end of the cable and spaced a distance from the lock head along the length of the cable. The actuator assembly is operable to actuate the cable to move the lock head between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: James Kao, John Hung, Bruce Fitz-Earle, Mike Otsuka, William De Meulenaere
  • Patent number: 9878677
    Abstract: The sliding display device system is a device for mounting a display devices in a recreational vehicle that allows for easy repositioning of the display device along a horizontal axis between the driver and passenger side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Winnebago Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Clements, Steven Jergenson, Craig Casanova, Bob Ritter
  • Patent number: 9715607
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system, topology, and methods for providing power and transceiving data to, and backing up data from electronic devices having a data interface are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Ramin Rostami
  • Patent number: 9617758
    Abstract: An adjustable or swivelable setup for securing electronic equipment is provided. The setup includes an apparatus for securing electronic equipment to a substantially horizontal surface of a support structure. The apparatus includes a fastening means such as an adjustable collar, a mounting bracket for attachment to the support structure, and a connector. The connector is interposed between and attached to the collar and mounting bracket. The connector may swivel about an axis perpendicular to the horizontal surface. The apparatus is particularly suited for use with equipment having an electronic component attached to a neck extending from a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Saul Ilan Gordon, Kimbre Dale Sargent
  • Patent number: 9507965
    Abstract: A system comprising a platform protected by an always-on always-available security system is described. The system, in one embodiment, includes a core logic component to provide logic to move the platform to an armed mode upon receipt of an arming command, a battery access controller to prevent access to a battery of the platform, when the platform is in the armed mode, a disarming logic to receive a disarming command from a user, the disarming command causing the battery access controller to provide the access to the battery, such that when the platform is disarmed the battery can be accessed, whereby the system prevents removal of the battery when the platform is in the armed mode to ensure that the platform remains powered to perform a security action when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Berger, Joshua M. Resch
  • Patent number: 9476229
    Abstract: A security strip or stick-on tab is attachable to the underneath of a very thin tablet or notebook device, with very little thickness added at the bottom of the device and not interfering with its resting on a flat surface. The strip or stick-on tab has a section protruding from underneath which becomes thickened and defines a standard security slot into which a lock with a cable are attachable to enable the cable to be irremovably attached to an immobile object, such as a chair or a desk, preventing theft of the secured device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 9444188
    Abstract: An appliance having a control housing assembly for operably storing a printed circuit board to which corresponding wiring connectors may be connected to couple electrical components to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Rayburn L. Cox, Brian T. Etzkorn, Eugene P. Krausz, Justin D. McIver, Ryan K. Roth
  • Patent number: 9316026
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Myers, Jonathan Corpuz, Jonathan Stacey
  • Patent number: 9285832
    Abstract: A security system for securing a component, the security system comprising: a security device securing the component; and a pivot assembly securing the security device to a support, the pivot assembly comprising an alignment mechanism enabling the security device to rotate between at least a first orientation and a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: COMPUCAGE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Steve Galant
  • Patent number: 9247833
    Abstract: A security system includes a display tray, header panel, hook, hook base cover, and hook end cover. The display tray is to display an item. The display tray includes a slot. The header panel has a tab portion and a head portion. The tab portion is configured to mate with the slot. The head portion has one or more prong receiving holes. The hook has one or more prongs. The hook is to receive the item. The one or more prongs are configured to mate with the one or more prong receiving holes. The hook base cover is to secure the hook to the head portion. The hook end cover is configured to lock to an end of the hook. The item received on the hook is secured by locking the hook end cover to the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: TRACFONE WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Elvis Pena
  • Patent number: 9216696
    Abstract: A device for moving a vehicle-mounted object and a vehicle having the same are provided. The device comprises a housing with an opening, a cover frame mounted on the housing, a cover with a surface for mounting the vehicle-mounted object thereon, the cover being coupled with the cover frame and being capable of pivoting to either expose or cover at least a part of the opening, and a platform slidably fitted within the housing, being coupled with the cover and movable between a first position to cause the cover to pivot to expose at least a part of the opening, and a second position to cause the cover to pivot to cover at least a part of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen BYD Auto R&D Company Limited, BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Yilin Zhong, Junming Bai, Jun Dai, Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 9205784
    Abstract: The sliding display device system is a device for mounting a display devices in a recreational vehicle that allows for easy repositioning of the display device along a horizontal axis between the driver and passenger side along the dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Winnebago Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Clements, Steven Jergenson, L., Craig Casanova, Bob Ritter
  • Patent number: 9194159
    Abstract: The invention relates to a padlock in particular to a padlock for securing and monitoring a switch of an industrial plant. The invention further relates to a set of padlocks, to a padlock housing and to a method of retrofitting a padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
    Inventor: Bernhard Garthe
  • Patent number: 9163433
    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: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas M. Sedon
  • Patent number: 9141145
    Abstract: A security apparatus for securing a portable device includes a housing having a first housing portion configured to partially surround a first portion of the portable device, and a second housing portion configured to partially surround a second portion of the portable device. The second housing portion is selectively secured to the first housing portion when the housing is engaged with the portable device. The security apparatus also includes an attachment device extending from the housing. The attachment device is configured to engage a locking head. The security apparatus further includes a modular accessory coupled to the housing. The modular accessory is connected to the housing when the first and second housing portions are secured together to surround the portable device. The modular accessory is only removable from the housing when the first and second housing portions are disconnected from the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan White, A. John Venida, Jonathan Stacey, Wilson Shu Chiu Tse
  • Patent number: 9137911
    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: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 9126317
    Abstract: A system, and a method of using a system, for controlled tool operation. The method includes providing a tool used in a force application such as a such torque application. The tool communicates with a controller which can communicate with the tool, and to a display in communication with the tool and the controller. The controller can be programmed with operational information about a tool operation. Information related to the operational information is displayed to a user during use. Service information including at least information about an amount of force applied during use is recorded and stored in the controller. Also disclosed is a computerized system for controlled tool operation which sends operational instructions to the tool before use and retrieves service information from the tool after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Chris Lawton, Jie Li, De L. San, Nathan Lee
  • Patent number: 9103142
    Abstract: A merchandise display security tether includes a mounting base, a releasable adhesive for releasably attaching the mounting base to an article of merchandise, and a housing configured to be positioned over the mounting base and a releasing portion of the releasable adhesive. The housing is secured to the mounting base by a tamper-proof fastener to prevent access to the releasing portion of the releasable adhesive. The security tether further includes a security cable having a first end attached to the housing and a second end for attachment to a merchandise display. The housing is removable by a special tool to expose the releasing portion of the releasable adhesive. The releasing portion is pulled to release the mounting base and the article of merchandise without damage to the merchandise and without leaving an adhesive residue on the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Abdollahzadeh, David N. Berglund, Justin A. Richardson, Robert Schultz
  • Patent number: 9101049
    Abstract: An opacity baffle is disclosed that can be permanently secured to the back face of an electronic apparatus to cover ventilation openings or other openings that render the apparatus visually unsecure. The opacity baffle in one example comprises a grill and ventilation material that are secured together at their edges resulting in a rigid structure. The grill contains openings to promote ventilation within the apparatus, and the ventilation materials allows for air flow despite being visually opaque. One-way fasteners can be used to secure the baffle to the back face, which when inserted in place cannot be removed without evident tampering. The baffle and fasteners can be provided with the apparatus when sold or can be sold separately, allowing a particular customer to affix the baffle if needed to meet security requirements, or not if such security measures are unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Mark H. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9032766
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: INGAMAR CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Su
  • Patent number: 9032767
    Abstract: There is provided a lockable buckle including a male member, a female member and a key member. A front surface portion of the female member is formed with a key member insertion hole communicating with an accommodation space. When the key member inserted into the accommodation space through the key member insertion hole is operated, the key member elastically deform engaging portions of the male member to release engagement between the engaging portions and engaged portion of the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8991225
    Abstract: A burglarproof device for electronic device including a fastener, a control unit, and a lock core is provided. The fastener includes a plurality of lever arms surrounding a virtual axis. The control unit moves relative to the fastener and drives ends of the lever arms to move toward each other when approaching the fastener; the ends of the lever arms move away from each other when the control unit leaves the fastener. The lock core in an unlocked status permits the movement of the control unit relative to the fastener while the lock core in a locked status restricts the control unit from moving relative to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sinox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Wu, Chun-Sheng Wu
  • Patent number: 8991224
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a ratchet type gunlock that has a ratchet for locking the gunlock. The security apparatus prevents the gunlock from being shimmed using shimming techniques well known in the art. A star-shaped cogwheel having asymmetrical teeth prevents the shim from reaching the locked ratchet. The security apparatus also provides an extended ratchet latching assembly that features a pivot and a unique shoe-shaped latch that attaches to a plunger via a ball head such that the connections provided between the three elements of the latching assembly enable the latching assembly to remain locked despite severe impact, wrenching or shaking, yet can be easily opened even once the forces being applied to the gunlock ceases even when the deformation to the gunlock is irreversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tibor Kalman Zalavari
  • Patent number: 8988190
    Abstract: A portable information handling system includes a top cover, a base, and an electronic latch. The top cover is connected to the base. The top cover has a gesture sensitive surface configured to receive a trace. The electronic latch is in communication with the gesture sensitive surface, and is configured to latch the top cover and the base together. The electronic latch is further configured to unlatch the top cover from the base in response to receiving a signal representing that the trace received on the gesture sensitive surface is proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Bradley M. Lawrence, Keith A. Kozak, Nicolas A. Denhez
  • Publication number: 20150059422
    Abstract: A security apparatus for a portable electronic device includes a cable having a length, a first end, and a second end. The security apparatus also includes a lock head coupled to the first end of the cable. The lock head is configured to selectively engage the portable electronic device and is movable by the cable between a first position, in which the lock head is secured to the portable electronic device, and a second position, in which the lock head is unsecured from the portable electronic device. The security apparatus further includes an actuator assembly coupled to the second end of the cable and spaced a distance from the lock head along the length of the cable. The actuator assembly is operable to actuate the cable to move the lock head between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: James Kao, John Hung, Bruce Fitz-Earle, Mike Otsuka, William De Meulenaere
  • Patent number: 8966945
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for use on a hook of a carting container, the device comprising: an engagement unit including a shaft dimensioned to occupy an engagement portion of the hook, a first plate coupled to one end of the shaft, and having a passageway associated therewith, and a second plate coupled to an other end of the shaft, a retaining bar including a stop plate, a locking arm having at least one hole therein dimensioned to accept a lock shackle, the locking arm being dimensioned such that a distal end of the locking arm can be inserted through the passageway, the locking arm further having a length such that, when the distal end has been inserted through the passageway, the stop plate will be on one side of the engagement unit and the at least one hole will be on the other side of the engagement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Buechel
  • Publication number: 20150052957
    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 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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: THINK PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Allen
  • Patent number: 8950222
    Abstract: A tamper resistant apparatus for removable retention of a memorial marker such as those found at a grave site. The apparatus includes a locking mechanism housed within a cylinder. The cylinder has a cover intended for use exposed to the environment. The cylinder is attached to a footing plate that provides lateral stability during placement of the apparatus in the ground. Horizontal gripping within the ground is provided by a helical anchor attached to the footing plate. The locking mechanism includes a latch which may be moved into and out of a notch in the post of the memorial marker to respectively retain and release the marker from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce A. Bonnevie
  • Patent number: 8944263
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a prescription drug lock box consisting of a container and a detachable combination locking cover assembly used to secure the contents held within. The container has an integrally formed key post positioned above its open end. The tumblers of the cover assembly engage the key post and lock to it thus securing contents held within. When the indicia of the tumblers and correct unlocking code are in alignment with a marker, the cover assembly may be installed or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • Patent number: 8943861
    Abstract: A theft prevention device including a housing comprising a base and a cam ring, the cam ring comprising at least one cam; an actuator rotatably coupled to the housing, wherein the actuator has a side wall defining a central space configured to receive an object; a coupler generally between the housing and the actuator, the coupler having teeth configured to engage the object in the central space; wherein the theft prevention device has an engaging orientation in which the coupler contacts the cam and wherein the teeth protrude from the side wall of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Gary Fong Photographic, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary M. Fong
  • 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: 8939301
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a combination locking storage container consisting of a tray and a detachable combination locking cover assembly used to secure the contents held within. The tray has an integrally formed key post at its uppermost position. The tumblers of the cover assembly engage the key post and lock to it. When the indicia of the tumblers and correct unlocking code are in alignment with a marker, the cover assembly may be installed or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • 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: 20150007619
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a rack of lockers is disclosed. The apparatus includes a key-facilitation server configured to cooperate with a locker server, and also configured to receive a key-access request. The locker server is associated with a rack of lockers including a first compartment configured to allow storage of secondary equipment, a second compartment having an open locker slot configured to maintain storage of equipment, and a locker divider separating the first compartment from the second compartment. The key-access request is configured to indicate a user request configured to request usage of an access key. The access key is also configured to be usable by the locker server. The locker server is configured to receive a locker-access request. The locker-access request is configured to indicate access of a selected locker is user requested. The locker server is configured to use the access key so as to facilitate secured user access of the selected locker associated with the rack of lockers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Cory Jack Finney, Christian Nitu, Nick Ramsey, Jordan Darrington, Jonathan White, Matt Hoenecke
  • Publication number: 20140366593
    Abstract: A security strip or stick-on tab is attachable to the underneath of a very thin tablet or notebook device, with very little thickness added at the bottom of the device and not interfering with its resting on a flat surface. The strip or stick-on tab has a section protruding from underneath which becomes thickened and defines a standard security slot into which a lock with a cable are attachable to enable the cable to be irremovably attached to an immobile object, such as a chair or a desk, preventing theft of the secured device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8899080
    Abstract: A system for securing an item is disclosed. The system may include a length of flexible cable, a connector, and a lock. The connector may selectively connect a first portion of the cable and a second portion of the cable to form a loop in the cable. The connector may comprise a base comprising a first aperture containing the first portion of the cable and a corner. The connector may further comprise a blocker. The blocker may occupy a blocking position wherein the blocker cooperates with the base to maintain the second portion bent around the corner. The lock may selectively secure the blocker with respect to the base and maintain the blocker in the blocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jay S Derman
  • Publication number: 20140345336
    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: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio
  • 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
  • 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: 8882069
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing an electronic device includes a main body with two ends. An arm is provided at one end of the main body, and has a hook attached thereto, shaped for the electronic device to be placed between the hook and the arm. An additional arm is slidably attached to the other end of the main body, and is capable of being slid by a user to several lateral positions relative to the main body. An additional hook is provided on the slidable arm, and is shaped for the electronic device to be placed between the hook and the arm. A locking system is provided to lock and unlock the slidable arm to at least one of the lateral positions. A base section is capable of being secured at or near a location. The main body is adjustably attached to the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, Will Ali, John Tan, John Hung, Ryan White, Wilson Tse
  • Publication number: 20140326026
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided to secure fishing reels to fishing rods. Interlocking apparatuses and methods are provided to secure fishing reel/rod combinations against theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Frank John LaCivita
  • Publication number: 20140318193
    Abstract: Electronic device and fastening anti-theft device, for preventing theft of the electronic device and includes a lock, a screw, a bracket, and a body having a locking plate extending from a side. The locking plate includes a slot, a locking hole and a shielding piece bent and protruding from a surface of the locking plate opposite to the body of the bracket, the shielding piece crosses over the slot. The screw is fastened to the electronic device and slides along the slot, the shielding piece is used in shielding the screw, and the lock passes through the locking hole and locks the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-SHIH LIN
  • Patent number: 8869573
    Abstract: In some embodiments of the invention, 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: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Myers, Jonathan Corpuz, Jonathan Stacey
  • Publication number: 20140290315
    Abstract: A pulling locking device has a cord, a lock module, an engaging seat and a mounting seat. The lock module, the engaging seat and the mounting seat are mounted around the cord. The lock module has a lock casing, a lock core and a sliding element. The sliding element is slidable relative to the lock casing to selectively engage with the engaging seat only when the lock core is unlocked. When the pulling locking device is in use, a portable electronic device is clamped between the engaging seat and the mounting seat. With the cooperation of the lock module and the engaging seat, the portable electronic device can be fixed in position without any further structural design particularly for the locking device, which lowers the manufacturing cost, and enables the pulling lock device to be adapted for various kinds of portable electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kuo-Tsung YANG
  • Patent number: 8844329
    Abstract: A locking cable device which inhibits the theft of computer equipment. The security device combines a scissor clip designed to connect to the built-in security slot in computer equipment, a cable, and a lock. They are combined by way of a dual-action lock, with the first action capable of engaging and disengaging the scissor clip from the computer equipment, and the second action capable of separately disengaging the security cable to allow it to pass through other equipment or fasteners to allow the device to secure multiple pieces of computer equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Anderson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140260442
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 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: 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: 8833117
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Jin Tay Industries Co., Ltd., Simon Lock Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kai-Lang Yang