Patents by Inventor Mark Thoni

Mark Thoni has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10139861
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ron DeCamp, Mark Thoni, James C. Frinak
  • Publication number: 20180313570
    Abstract: An actuator for a HVAC system includes a base having a motor and a drive device driven by the motor and configured to be coupled to a movable HVAC component for driving the movable HVAC component between multiple positions, and a removable cartridge removably attached to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark A. Thoni, Jeff Papendorf, John T. Pierson, Hyunchul Kim, Thomas Richardson, Scott J. Thorne
  • Patent number: 9170611
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ron DeCamp, Mark Thoni, James C. Frinak
  • Patent number: 8783458
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ronald DeCamp, Mark Thoni, James C. Frinak
  • Patent number: 8746449
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ron DeCamp, Mark Thoni, James C. Frinak
  • Publication number: 20140098478
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ronald DeCamp, Mark Thoni, James C. Frinak
  • Publication number: 20140008248
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic devices such as smart phones includes upper and lower shells that are joined by elastic members. The upper shell includes a base surface and sidewalls to retain a portion of the portable electronic device and, likewise, the lower shell includes a base and sidewalls to retain a portion of the portable electronic device. The elastic members enable separation of the upper and lower shells to permit insertion of the portable electronic device and further provide biasing to move the shells together and retain the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Thoni
  • Publication number: 20120325702
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ron DeCamp, Mark Thoni, James C. Frinak
  • Publication number: 20120112031
    Abstract: Case accessories including protection covers for portable electronic devices having image capturing systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, the case may include a holder configured to secure the portable electronic device and a selectively positionable protection cover configured to protect the integrated image capturing system. In certain embodiments, the selectively positionable protection cover may be positioned using a hinged mechanism, a sliding mechanism, or a rotational mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Gormick, Mark Thoni
  • Publication number: 20120024918
    Abstract: A holder for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, the holder may include a base configured to sit on a working surface and a securement device configured to releasably secure the portable electronic device. In some embodiments, the holder may include a rotation member coupled to and between the securement device and the base to allow the securement device to rotate in one or more directions relative to the base. In some embodiments, the holder includes a sleeve and is configured to secure the portable electronic device to a forearm of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron DeCamp, Mark Thoni
  • Publication number: 20110297566
    Abstract: Case accessories for portable electronic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a case accessory may include a base configured to sit on a working surface, a support coupled to the base and configured to support a portable electronic device in an elevated position, a rotational mechanism coupled to the support configured to allow the holder to rotate in one or more directions relative to the support, and a holder coupled to the rotational mechanism and configured to secure the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Gallagher, Robert Shortt, Daniel Ballou, Ron DeCamp, Mark Thoni
  • Patent number: D705764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Thoni
  • Patent number: D828816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Spors, Michael F. Kornacki, Steven J. Grobschmidt, Vineet Sinha, Mark Thoni, Scott Holland, Hyunchul Kim, Michael Lemon, Nikhil Mathew, Holly Prouty
  • Patent number: D837158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Thoni, Jeff Papendorf, John T. Pierson, Hyunchul Kim, Thomas Richardson, Scott J. Thorne
  • Patent number: D844570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Kornacki, Steven J. Grobschmidt, Vineet Sinha, Mark Thoni, Scott Holland, Hyunchul Kim, Michael Lemon, Nikhil Mathew, Holly Prouty
  • Patent number: D851146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Thoni, Jeff Papendorf, John T. Pierson, Hyunchul Kim, Thomas Richardson, Scott J. Thorne