Patents by Inventor Ian Crayford

Ian Crayford 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).

  • Publication number: 20190011087
    Abstract: An LED light bulb with integrated power supply, and which may incorporate integrated communications and processing functions. The LED light bulb is designed to be efficiently manufactured in mass quantities using automated assembly techniques, and is constructed to exhibit the spatial light pattern of a regular incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Where communications and processing functions are integrated, the LED light bulb is able to communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, notebook, tablet, or other computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ian CRAYFORD, Kelly COFFEY, Jon EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 10088112
    Abstract: An LED light bulb with integrated power supply, and which may incorporate integrated communications and processing functions. The LED light bulb is designed to be efficiently manufactured in mass quantities using automated assembly techniques, and is constructed to exhibit the spatial light pattern of a regular incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Where communications and processing functions are integrated, the LED light bulb is able to communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, notebook, tablet, or other computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SMARTBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Kelly Coffey, Jon Edwards
  • Publication number: 20170366368
    Abstract: A LED based illumination source with integrated communications and processing functions, which can communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, smart phone, smart pad, notebook, tablet, desktop or other computing device. The LED based illumination source is programmed to operate autonomously, and is able to alter its behavior, based on the proximity of a controlling element. The communications and processing functions can also be integrated into other household and commercial electrical devices, such as wall outlets, light switches, plug in timers, appliances, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Ian CRAYFORD, Kelly COFFEY, Speros KOULOURAS
  • Patent number: 9800429
    Abstract: A LED based illumination source with integrated communications and processing functions, which can communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, smart phone, smart pad, notebook, tablet, desktop or other computing device. The LED based illumination source is programmed to operate autonomously, and is able to alter its behavior, based on the proximity of a controlling element. The communications and processing functions can also be integrated into other household and commercial electrical devices, such as wall outlets, light switches, plug in timers, appliances, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SMARTBOTICS INC.
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Kelly Coffey, Speros Koulouras
  • Publication number: 20170191624
    Abstract: An LED light bulb with integrated power supply, and which may incorporate integrated communications and processing functions. The LED light bulb is designed to be efficiently manufactured in mass quantities using automated assembly techniques, and is constructed to exhibit the spatial light pattern of a regular incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Where communications and processing functions are integrated, the LED light bulb is able to communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, notebook, tablet, or other computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ian CRAYFORD, Kelly COFFEY, Jon EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 9644799
    Abstract: An LED light bulb with integrated power supply, and which may incorporate integrated communications and processing functions. The LED light bulb is designed to be efficiently manufactured in mass quantities using automated assembly techniques, and is constructed to exhibit the spatial light pattern of a regular incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Where communications and processing functions are integrated, the LED light bulb is able to communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, notebook, tablet, or other computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SMARTBOTICS INC.
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Kelly Coffey, Jon Edwards
  • Publication number: 20150120000
    Abstract: A LED based illumination source with integrated communications and processing functions, which can communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, smart phone, smart pad, notebook, tablet, desktop or other computing device. The LED based illumination source is programmed to operate autonomously, and is able to alter its behavior, based on the proximity of a controlling element. The communications and processing functions can also be integrated into other household and commercial electrical devices, such as wall outlets, light switches, plug in timers, appliances, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Smartbotics Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly COFFEY, Ian CRAYFORD, Speros KOULOURAS
  • Patent number: 9019957
    Abstract: The present invention includes a network telephone having a microphone coupled to provide voice data to a network, a speaker coupled to facilitate listening to voice data from the network, a dialing device coupled to facilitate routing of voice data upon the network, a first port configured to facilitate communication with a first network device, a second port configured to facilitate communication with a second network device and a prioritization circuit coupled to apply prioritization to voice data provided by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore F. Rabenko, Ian Crayford, David L. Hartman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150043212
    Abstract: An LED light bulb with integrated power supply, and which may incorporate integrated communications and processing functions. The LED light bulb is designed to be efficiently manufactured in mass quantities using automated assembly techniques, and is constructed to exhibit the spatial light pattern of a regular incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Where communications and processing functions are integrated, the LED light bulb is able to communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, notebook, tablet, or other computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Smartbotics Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly COFFEY, Ian CRAYFORD, Jon EDWARDS
  • Publication number: 20140112335
    Abstract: The present invention includes a network telephone having a microphone coupled to provide voice data to a network, a speaker coupled to facilitate listening to voice data from the network, a dialing device coupled to facilitate routing of voice data upon the network, a first port configured to facilitate communication with a first network device, a second port configured to facilitate communication with a second network device and a prioritization circuit coupled to apply prioritization to voice data provided by the microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore F. BABENKO, Ian Crayford, David L. Hartman, JR.
  • Patent number: 8619758
    Abstract: The present invention includes a network telephone having a microphone coupled to provide voice data to a network, a speaker coupled to facilitate listening to voice data from the network, a dialing device coupled to facilitate routing of voice data upon the network, a first port configured to facilitate communication with a first network device, a second port configured to facilitate communication with a second network device and a prioritization circuit coupled to apply prioritization to voice data provided by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore F. Rabenko, Ian Crayford, David L. Hartman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8051160
    Abstract: A network hub in a communication network that acts as a server to network clients to push, or transmit, information regarding the state of local and remote devices and networks. The information can be one, or more, status information, which information can be one or more predefined fields in a frame, which represents a packet of data. In one embodiment, it is desirable that the frame be a “legitimate” Ethernet-type frame. The status field can be a “push”-Type status field. The push operation can be a unicast, a multicast, or a broadcast, or a hybrid transmission. The hub can be a switch, repeater, a bridge, a router, a gateway, or a hybrid thereof. Also, the hub according to the present invention can be an OSI Layer 2 device, an OSI Layer 3 device, or a hybrid thereof. It is desirable that the hub be devoid of a microprocessor. As described herein, the hub may have plural ports, for example, four, eight, or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Thomas J. Runaldue
  • Publication number: 20110176540
    Abstract: The present invention includes a network telephone having a microphone coupled to provide voice data to a network, a speaker coupled to facilitate listening to voice data from the network, a dialing device coupled to facilitate routing of voice data upon the network, a first port configured to facilitate communication with a first network device, a second port configured to facilitate communication with a second network device and a prioritization circuit coupled to apply prioritization to voice data provided by the microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ted F. Rabenko, Ian Crayford, David L. Hartman, JR.
  • Patent number: 7936744
    Abstract: The present invention includes a network telephone having a microphone coupled to provide voice data to a network, a speaker coupled to facilitate listening to voice data from the network, a dialing device coupled to facilitate routing of voice data upon the network, a first port configured to facilitate communication with a first network device, a second port configured to facilitate communication with a second network device and a prioritization circuit coupled to apply prioritization to voice data provided by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ted F. Rabenko, Ian Crayford, David L. Hartman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090063670
    Abstract: A network hub in a communication network that acts as a server to network clients to push, or transmit, information regarding the state of local and remote devices and networks. The information can be one, or more, status information, which information can be one or more predefined fields in a frame, which represents a packet of data. In one embodiment, it is desirable that the frame be a “legitimate” Ethernet-type frame. The status field can be a “push”-Type status field. The push operation can be a unicast, a multicast, or a broadcast, or a hybrid transmission. The hub can be a switch, repeater, a bridge, a router, a gateway, or a hybrid thereof. Also, the hub according to the present invention can be an OSI Layer 2 device, an OSI Layer 3 device, or a hybrid thereof. It is desirable that the hub be devoid of a microprocessor. As described herein, the hub may have plural ports, for example, four, eight, or more ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Thomas J. Runaldue
  • Patent number: 7457857
    Abstract: A network hub in a communication network that acts as a server to network clients to push, or transmit, information regarding the state of local and remote devices and networks. The information can be one, or more, status information, which information can be one or more predefined fields in a frame, which represents a packet of data. In one embodiment, it is desirable that the frame be a “legitimate” Ethernet-type frame. The status field can be a “push”-Type status field. The push operation can be a unicast, a multicast, or a broadcast, or a hybrid transmission. The hub can be a switch, repeater, a bridge, a router, a gateway, or a hybrid thereof. Also, the hub according to the present invention can be an OSI Layer 2 device, an OSI Layer 3 device, or a hybrid thereof. It is desirable that the hub be devoid of a microprocessor. As described herein, the hub may have plural ports, for example, four, eight, or more ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Thomas J. Runaldue
  • Patent number: 6977892
    Abstract: A method for preserving flow order is presented, the method comprising receiving up to a plurality of indications denoting commencement of frame transmission on a corresponding plurality of communication links, identifying that one or more of the received frames denote the start of a flow condition, and dedicating a receive buffer from a plurality of receive buffers to receive all frames associated with the identified flow condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Mohan V. Kalkunte, James L. Mangin, Ian Crayford
  • Patent number: 6973031
    Abstract: A method for preserving frame order across an aggregated link comprised of a plurality of virtual links each supporting a particular transmission rate is presented comprising receiving up to a plurality of indications denoting commencement of frame transmission on each of the virtual links, and assigning a plurality of pointer values to a corresponding plurality of records in a pointer value buffer associated with each of the virtual links based, at least in part, on the relative order in which data frames are transmitted on each of the virtual links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Mohan V. Kalkunte, James L. Mangin, Ian Crayford
  • Patent number: 6970419
    Abstract: A method for preserving frame order of a plurality of frames transmitted over a plurality of communication links is presented. In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, the method includes receiving up to a plurality of indications denoting commencement of frame transmission on a corresponding plurality of communication links, and assigning a pointer value to a record in a buffer for each of said frames based, at least in part, on a relative order in which the indications are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Mohan V. Kalkunte, James L. Mangin, Ian Crayford
  • Patent number: 6970420
    Abstract: A method for preserving frame order across an aggregated link comprising receiving up to a plurality of indications denoting commencement of frame transmission on each of a plurality of virtual links each associated with a particular quality of service level comprising the aggregated link, and assigning a plurality of pointer values to a corresponding plurality of records in an appropriate ones of a plurality of pointer value buffers associated with the corresponding plurality of virtual links based, at least in part, on the relative order in which data frames are transmitted on each of the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Mohan V. Kalkunte, James L. Mangin, Ian Crayford