Sensing assembly for article to be monitored

  • US 7,081,822 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2003
  • Issued: 07/25/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A retractable sensing assembly comprising:

  • a housing;

    a sensor connectable to an article to be monitored and having a) a secured state and b) an unsecured state; and

    an elongated tether having a length,the tether comprising a conductive element operatively connected to the sensor and selectively extendable from and retractable into the housing,the conductive element comprising at least one conductive wire through which the state of the sensor can be detected,the tether further comprising a mechanical cable,the tether connected to the sensor and connectable at an anchoring location so that movement of the sensor is confined by the tether relative to an anchoring location to which the tether is connected,the mechanical cable extending along the length of the tether to resist severance of the tether as might free an article to which the sensor is connected.

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