US 9,811,988 B2
Tethered security system with wireless communication
Jeffrey A. Grant, Charlotte, NC (US); Jonathon D. Phillips, Fort Mill, SC (US); and Gary A. Taylor, Fort Mill, SC (US)
Assigned to InVue Security Products Inc., Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by InVue Security Products Inc., Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed on Sep. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/260,455.
Application 15/260,455 is a continuation of application No. 14/618,342, filed on Feb. 10, 2015, granted, now 9,443,404.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/939,954, filed on Feb. 14, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/974,058, filed on Apr. 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0379455 A1, Dec. 29, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G08B 13/12 (2006.01); G08B 13/14 (2006.01)
CPC G08B 13/1445 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A security system for securing an item of merchandise, comprising:
a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and configured to detect removal of the item of merchandise from the sensor;
a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise;
a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and the item of merchandise when the sensor is supported on the base;
a cable coupled to the sensor and defining a sense loop for detecting a security event,
wherein the charging circuit and the sense loop are electrically isolated from one another such that the cable is not electrically connected to the sensor.