Systems and methods for locking a sensor to a base

  • US 10,098,481 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2015
  • Issued: 10/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A merchandise display system for displaying an article of merchandise comprising:

  • a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and to detect removal of the article of merchandise from the sensor, the sensor comprising a first engagement member;

    a base configured to removably support the sensor thereon such that the sensor is configured to be removed from the base and seated on the base, the base defining an opening configured to receive a portion of the sensor therein, the base comprising at least one second engagement member configured to releasably engage the first engagement member when the sensor is seated on the base such that the sensor is locked to the base;

    a release mechanism configured to move the at least one second engagement member into and out of engagement with the first engagement member, the release mechanism comprising a cam mechanism in operable engagement with the at least one second engagement member, the release mechanism having a slot for receiving a portion of the at least one second engagement member and for guiding the at least one second engagement member into and out of engagement with the at least one first engagement member, the cam mechanism configured to be rotated to cause the at least one second engagement member to move inward within the opening for engaging the first engagement member or outward for disengaging the first engagement member; and

    a tether attached to the sensor at one end and configured to be received within the opening defined in the base,wherein the sensor is configured to rotate with respect to the base while locked thereto.

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