Patents by Inventor Robert Shortt

Robert Shortt 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8567578
    Abstract: A computer case having an open and a closed configuration may comprise two or more sections. The sections may be foldably joined. A fastener may selectively maintain the computer case in the closed configuration. One or more of the sections may be adapted to receive an electronic device, such as a computer. The sections adapted to receive a computer may comprise a cover. The computer case may be comprised of materials configured to allow the contents thereof to be scanned by a scanning device, such as an X-ray. Portions of the case may allow for visual inspection of a computer disposed therein. A foldable container may be disposed between foldable sections of the case. The foldable container may be configured to receive and hold personal items during a security screening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Targus Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bui Phu Cuong, Todd Gormick, Robert Shortt
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110298345
    Abstract: A case accessory for a portable electronic device that includes a cleaning system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the case accessory may include a back cover configured to secure a portable electronic device, a front cover rotationally coupled to the back cover, and a cleaning mechanism integrated into the front cover including a buffer configured to clean a surface of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Shortt, Kevin Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20090229936
    Abstract: A computer case having an open and a closed configuration may comprise two or more sections. The sections may be foldably joined. A fastener may selectively maintain the computer case in the closed configuration. One or more of the sections may be adapted to receive an electronic device, such as a computer. The sections adapted to receive a computer may comprise a cover. The computer case may be comprised of materials configured to allow the contents thereof to be scanned by a scanning device, such as an X-ray. Portions of the case may allow for visual inspection of a computer disposed therein. A foldable container may be disposed between foldable sections of the case. The foldable container may be configured to receive and hold personal items during a security screening process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bui Phu Cuong, Todd Gormick, Robert Shortt
  • Publication number: 20050255427
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device is disclosed having at least two motors to simultaneously vibrate and impart motion upon the head portion of the oral hygiene device, most beneficially at the tip. A first motor is positioned in the handle portion of the device to impart a first frequency of movement to the tip. A second motor is located in a head portion, generally in a shaft of or an oral hygiene attachment to the device, to impart at least a second frequency of movement onto the tip. When both the first and second motors are activated, the resulting movement of the tip of the device may include complex, substantially random movements, depending in part on the frequencies at which the motors are operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Shortt, Kenneth Hair, Kurt Taylor, Daniel Julian, Edmund D'Silva
  • Patent number: 6955539
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device is disclosed having at least two motors to simultaneously vibrate and impart motion upon the head portion of the oral hygiene device, most beneficially at the tip. A first motor is positioned in the handle portion of the device to impart a first frequency of movement to the tip. A second motor is located in a head portion, generally in a shaft of or an oral hygiene attachment to the device, to impart at least a second frequency of movement onto the tip. When both the first and second motors are activated, the resulting movement of the tip of the device may include complex, substantially random movements, depending in part on the frequencies at which the motors are operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Shortt, Kenneth A. Hair, Kurt M. Taylor, Danial E. Julian
  • Patent number: 6821119
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device (2) is disclosed having at least two motors (30, 36) to simultaneously vibrate and impart motion upon the head portion of the oral hygiene device (2), most beneficially at the tip (12). A first motor (30) is positioned in the handle housing (3) of the device (2) to impart a first frequency of movement to the tip (12). A second motor (36) is located in a head portion, generally in a shaft (8) of or an oral hygiene attachment to the device (2), to impart at least a second frequency of movement onto the tip (12). When both the first and second motors (30, 36) are activated, the resulting movement of the tip (12) of the device (2) may include complex, substantially random movements, depending in part on the frequencies at which the motors (30, 36) are operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Shortt, Kenneth A. Hair, Kurt M. Taylor, Daniel E. Julian, Edmund D. D'Silva
  • Publication number: 20030162146
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device is disclosed having at least two motors to simultaneously vibrate and impart motion upon the head portion of the oral hygiene device, most beneficially at the tip. A first motor is positioned in the handle portion of the device to impart a first frequency of movement to the tip. A second motor is located in a head portion, generally in a shaft of or an oral hygiene attachment to the device, to impart at least a second frequency of movement onto the tip. When both the first and second motors are activated, the resulting movement of the tip of the device may include complex, substantially random movements, depending in part on the frequencies at which the motors are operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Robert A. Shortt, Kenneth A. Hair, Kurt M. Taylor, Danial E. Julian
  • Publication number: 20030031979
    Abstract: An oral hygiene device (2) is disclosed having at least two motors (30, 36) to simultaneously vibrate and impart motion upon the head portion of the oral hygiene device (2), most beneficially at the tip (12). A first motor (30) is positioned in the handle housing (3) of the device (2) to impart a first frequency of movement to the tip (12). A second motor (36) is located in a head portion, generally in a shaft (8) of or an oral hygiene attachment to the device (2), to impart at least a second frequency of movement onto the tip (12). When both the first and second motors (30, 36) are activated, the resulting movement of the tip (12) of the device (2) may include complex, substantially random movements, depending in part on the frequencies at which the motors (30, 36) are operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Shortt, Kenneth A. Hair, Kurt M. Taylor, Danial E. Julian, Edmund D. D'Silva
  • Patent number: 5067887
    Abstract: A system for recovering hot-melt materials for reuse in a glue gun includes a flexible mold form mounted in a carrier and having an internal cavity that approximates the dimensions of the preformed hot-melt sticks. In order to change from one type hot-melt material to another, the sticks of the desired material are loaded into the gun while the heated, hot-melt material in the gun is discharged into the mold form. The hot-melt material flows into the mold form and assumes the shape of a conventional preformed stick. After cooling and solidification of the material, the mold form is removed from its carrier and the cooled, cast stick is removed from the mold form for reuse. The mold form is fabricated from a flexible, heat-resistant material, such as a silicone rubber, and includes an elongated tubular portion having a tapered exterior to facilitate removal from its carrier and an internal bore dimensioned to produce a cast stick having the dimensions of the preformed stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Howard D. Speer, Robert A. Shortt