Resiliently biased actuator

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9959696
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14744698

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A dispenser which deters theft of packaged items includes an ejector. The ejector is resiliently biased to an extended position, and is selectively retracted to a retracted position. When so retracted, it can be released so that it can translate a static package into a dynamic state as quickly as possible to minimize the effect of drag and friction between the package being ejected and the package immediately behind it in a column of packages, as well as between the package and the portions of the housing which are initially contacted by the package. The first package is ejected in a short impulse so as to minimize a transfer of kinetic energy to a second package, thus minimizing the effect of static inertia of the second package on the first package.

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FASTENERS FOR RETAIL INC28900 FOUNTAIN PARKWAY CLEVELAND OH 44139

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bird, Gregory M Solon, US 38 480
Brej, Thaddeus Rocky River, US 9 47
Obitts, Shane Elyria, US 63 763
Szpak, Gerald Matthew Brecksville, US 17 95

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