Self-detaching Anti-theft Device For Retail Environment

  • Published: Sep 8, 2016
  • Earliest Priority: Mar 04 2015
  • Family: 9
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Systems (100) and methods (1500, 1600) for operating a Security Tag (“ST”). The methods involve communicating a Wireless Signal (“WS”) to ST (132) tag attached to an article (102) when a successful purchase thereof has been verified. WS includes a detach command. A mechanical component (922) of ST is caused to be released in response to a reception of WS at ST, whereby a pin (308) of ST transitions from an engaged position to an unengaged position without any human assistance or mechanical assistance by a device external to ST. An end (1002) of the pin resides within an aperture (1102) formed in a first portion (312) of an enclosure (302) spaced apart from a second portion (310) of the enclosure by a gap when the pin is in the engaged position. The pin is fully retracted into the second portion when it is in the unengaged position.

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  • Publication: Sep 8, 2016
  • Application: Jun 12, 2015
    US US 201514737923 A
  • Priority: Jun 12, 2015
    US US 201514737923 A
  • Priority: Mar 4, 2015
    US US 201514638489 A

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