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Ralph M Merrem

from Sunnyvale, CA
Age ~53

Ralph Merrem Phones & Addresses

  • 1434 Teal Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 246-3574
  • 1434 Teal Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 246-3574
  • 601 Carolina St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 647-3266
  • 220 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 397-8928
  • 350 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 397-8928
  • 350 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 397-8928
  • Santa Clara, CA

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Location:
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry:
Consumer Electronics
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Business Records

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Phones & Addresses
Ralph Merrem
Marklex LLC
Business Services at Non-Commercial Site
1434 Teal Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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Us Patents

Portable Electronic Device Physical Security Apparatus With Alarmed Cable

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US Patent:
7079032, Jul 18, 2006
Filed:
Mar 25, 2004
Appl. No.:
10/810047
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
John Cavacuiti - North Vancouver,
Assignee:
ACCO Brands USA LLC - Lincolnshire IL
International Classification:
G08B 13/12
G08B 13/14
US Classification:
3405682, 70 58
Abstract:
A security device for preventing removal and theft of valuable devices includes an alarm that is coupled to a cable. At a distal end of the cable, a locking device is provided. The locking device is coupled to a valuable device. The other end of the cable is coupled to the alarm. The alarm includes a power source. A lock plate is placed over the power source. The cable is routed through the alarm and through the lock plate prior to coupling the locking device to the portable electronic device. With the cable through the alarm and the lock plate, the lock plate cannot be removed and thus, the power source is inaccessible. A wire loop runs through the cable and is coupled to the alarm such that if the cable is cut, the circuit is broken and the alarm sounds.

Portable Electronic Device Physical Security

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US Patent:
7204106, Apr 17, 2007
Filed:
May 18, 2004
Appl. No.:
10/849397
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
Jay S. Derman - Palos Verdes Peninsula CA,
Assignee:
ACCO Brands USA LLC - Lincolnshire IL
International Classification:
E05B 73/00
US Classification:
70 14, 70 58, 248551
Abstract:
An apparatus for attaching to a first wall that defines a security aperture. The apparatus comprises a housing defining a longitudinal axis and a locking flange extending from the housing on a shaft and having a profile that is complimentary to the security aperture, such that the locking flange has a first orientation relative to the security aperture for insertion into and removal from the security aperture, and a second orientation relative to the security aperture for retention within the security aperture. The locking flange is transformable between the first orientation and the second orientation. The apparatus further includes a locking member that is coupled to the housing and is cooperative with the locking flange for inhibiting transformation of the locking flange from the second orientation to the first orientation. The apparatus further comprises at least one leg that is parallel to the first wall. The leg is coupled to the housing with a first coupler that is movable relative to the housing between an open position and a closed position.

Tubular Lock With Theft Deterrent

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US Patent:
7415852, Aug 26, 2008
Filed:
Oct 5, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/245274
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
Assignee:
ACCO Brands USA LLC - Lincolnshire IL
International Classification:
E05B 69/00
E05B 15/00
E05B 27/00
US Classification:
70 58, 70419, 70491
Abstract:
A tubular lock is disclosed. The tubular lock includes an outer portion, and an inner portion. A plurality of movable driver pins is disposed between the outer portion and the inner portion. The pins are accessible through a space formed by the outer portion and the inner portion. At least one fixed structure prevents an unauthorized tubular lock picking structure from entering the space.

Portable Electronic Device Physical Security Apparatus With Alarmed Cable

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US Patent:
7479879, Jan 20, 2009
Filed:
Jun 26, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/475321
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
John Cavacuiti - North Vancouver,
Assignee:
Acco Brands USA LLC - Lincolnshire IL
International Classification:
G08B 13/12
G08B 13/14
US Classification:
3405682, 3405681, 70 58
Abstract:
A security device for preventing removal and theft of valuable devices includes an alarm that is coupled to a cable. At a distal end of the cable, a locking device is provided. The locking device is coupled to a valuable device. The other end of the cable is coupled to the alarm. The alarm includes a power source. A lock plate is placed over the power source. The cable is routed through the alarm and through the lock plate prior to coupling the locking device to the portable electronic device. With the cable through the alarm and the lock plate, the lock plate cannot be removed and thus, the power source is inaccessible. A wire loop runs through the cable and is coupled to the alarm such that if the cable is cut, the circuit is broken and the alarm sounds.

Portable Electronic Device Physical Security

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US Patent:
2003002, Feb 13, 2003
Filed:
Aug 13, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/930122
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
Jay Derman - Palos Verdes Peninsula CA,
International Classification:
E05B069/00
US Classification:
070/058000
Abstract:
The invention includes an apparatus for attaching to a first wall defining a security aperture. The apparatus includes a housing; a locking flange, extending from the housing, having a first orientation relative to the security aperture for retention into the security aperture and a second orientation relative to the security aperture for removal from the security aperture, the locking flange transformable from the first orientation to the second orientation; and a locking member, coupled to the housing and cooperative with the locking flange, for engaging an edge of the first wall outside of the security aperture and inhibiting transformation of the locking flange from the first orientation to the second orientation.

Loss Prevention System For Portable Electronic Devices

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US Patent:
2003004, Mar 6, 2003
Filed:
Sep 4, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/946793
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
John Cavacuiti - Vancouver,
Assignee:
Acco Brands, Inc.
International Classification:
G08B013/14
US Classification:
340/568100, 340/686600, 340/539000
Abstract:
A PDA protection system alerts a user of a PDA that the PDA is spaced apart from the user by distance exceeding a predetermined threshold. The PDA protection system contains a transmitting apparatus that provides a signal, and a receiving apparatus that receives the signal, to determine whether the PDA has been forgotten.

Security Hole Fastening Device

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US Patent:
2003010, Jun 5, 2003
Filed:
Oct 19, 2001
Appl. No.:
10/039773
Inventors:
Stewart Carl - Palo Alto CA,
Arthur Zarnowitz - San Jose CA,
William Murray - Redwood City CA,
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
Gregory Zeren - Sunnyvale CA,
Gary Meyers - Monee IL,
Assignee:
Acco Brands, Inc. - Lincolnshire IL
International Classification:
E05B073/00
E05B069/00
US Classification:
070/058000
Abstract:
A locking apparatus and method for attaching to a portable electronic device that has an outer shell defining a cavity, such as a stylus cavity in a personal digital assistant (PDA) or the like. The apparatus includes a cavity engagement mechanism having an insert portion for occupying the cavity, and a clamping mechanism coupled to the cavity engagement mechanism. The clamping mechanism includes a wedge having a clamping surface that compresses against the exterior wall in a direction relative to the insert portion when the insert portion occupies the cavity, to maintain the insert portion within the cavity to secure the apparatus to the portable electronic device. In alternative embodiments, the apparatus includes a cavity engagement member that associates with the interior of the cavity when the insert portion occupies the cavity. The locking apparatus attaches to a cable or other securing means to secure the electronic device from theft. An apparatus which inhibits the theft of equipment such as personal computers is disclosed. The equipment must have an external wall provided with a specially designed, approximately rectangular slot having preselected dimensions. An attachment mechanism includes a housing for a spindle having a first portion rotatable within the housing, a shaft extending outwardly from the housing, and a crossmember at the end of the shaft having peripheral dimensions closely conforming to the internal dimensions of the slot. An abutment mechanism also emanates from the housing, and is located on opposite sides of the shaft intermediate the housing and the crossmember. The peripheral cross-sectional dimensions of the abutment mechanism and the shaft in combination closely conform to the dimensions of the slot. The length of the shaft from the housing to the crossmember is approximately equal to the thickness of the external wall of equipment. The crossmember is aligned with the abutment mechanism so that the crossmember can be inserted through the slot with the shaft and the abutment mechanism occupying the slot. The spindle is then rotated 90° to misalign the crossmember with the slot, thereby attaching the attachment mechanism rigidly to the external wall. A cable is secured to the housing and to an immovable object so that the equipment cannot be stolen.

Illuminated Document Copyholder

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US Patent:
2003013, Jul 17, 2003
Filed:
Dec 5, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/314435
Inventors:
Ralph Merrem - San Francisco CA,
Assignee:
ACCO Brands, Inc. - Lincolnshire IL
International Classification:
F21V033/00
US Classification:
362/253000, 362/099000, 362/396000
Abstract:
An object holder/illumination system for holding and/or positioning a first object with respect to a second object and illuminating the first object by accessing power from the second object. The system is especially useful as a copyholder/illumination system used in conjunction with a computing system such as a laptop computer, desktop or other portable electronic device.
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