Patents by Inventor Kelly Coffey

Kelly Coffey 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: 10178683
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Prasanna Desai, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • Publication number: 20180368154
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Prasanna DESAI, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170135123
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Prasanna DESAI, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9565548
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prasanna Desai, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • 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
  • 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: 20140040471
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Prasanna Desai, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • Publication number: 20130301497
    Abstract: Wi-Fi proximity considerations within single user, multiple user, multiple access, and/or MIMO wireless communications. Communications between a 1st wireless communication device (WDEV) (e.g., mobile) and a 2nd WDEV (e.g., terminal) are effectuated using wireless local area network (WLAN) based communications. Such communications may be adaptively performed based on at least one of proximity of the 1st WDEV to the 2nd WDEV and a predetermined movement of the 1st WDEV with respect to the 2nd WDEV or an object associated with the 2nd WDEV. For example, such a transaction may be effectuated between the 1st WDEV and the 2nd WDEV based on at least one (e.g., any one, any combination, any sub-combination, etc.) of received signal strength indicator (RSSI), angle of arrival (AoA), and time of flight (ToF) associated with at least one communication between the 1st WDEV and the 2nd WDEV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Gonikberg, Luis J. Gutierrez, Marcellus Forbes, Kelly Coffey
  • Patent number: 8554270
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Prasanna Desai, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • Publication number: 20080043705
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Prasanna DESAI, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • Patent number: 6972556
    Abstract: A system for measuring power of a circuit on a printed circuit board (PCB) including first and second circuits, a power strip, a power plane, and a calibration strip. The power strip is connected to the power plane to the first circuit, is embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process, and also has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The calibration strip is also embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process and has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The second circuit is configured to measure a voltage drop across the power strip as a first voltage and a voltage drop across the calibration strip as a second voltage, and to calculate the power being fed to the first circuit based on the first voltage and the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Kronrod, James J. Freeman, Kelly Coffey
  • Patent number: 6861834
    Abstract: A system for measuring power of a circuit on a printed circuit board (PCB) including first and second circuits, a power strip, a power plane, and a calibration strip. The power strip is connected to the power plane to the first circuit, is embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process, and also has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The calibration strip is also embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process and has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The second circuit is configured to measure a voltage drop across the power strip as a first voltage and a voltage drop across the calibration strip as a second voltage, and to calculate the power being fed to the first circuit based on the first voltage and the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Kronrod, James J. Freeman, Kelly Coffey
  • Publication number: 20040257063
    Abstract: A system for measuring power of a circuit on a printed circuit board (PCB) including first and second circuits, a power strip, a power plane, and a calibration strip. The power strip is connected to the power plane to the first circuit, is embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process, and also has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The calibration strip is also embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process and has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The second circuit is configured to measure a voltage drop across the power strip as a first voltage and a voltage drop across the calibration strip as a second voltage, and to calculate the power being fed to the first circuit based on the first voltage and the second voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Kronrod, James J. Freeman, Kelly Coffey
  • Publication number: 20020050827
    Abstract: A system for measuring power of a circuit on a printed circuit board (PCB) including first and second circuits, a power strip, a power plane, and a calibration strip. The power strip is connected to the power plane to the first circuit, is embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process, and also has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The calibration strip is also embedded in the PCB during the manufacturing process and has at least two vias for measuring a voltage drop. The second circuit is configured to measure a voltage drop across the power strip as a first voltage and a voltage drop across the calibration strip as a second voltage, and to calculate the power being fed to the first circuit based on the first voltage and the second voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Kronrod, James J. Freeman, Kelly Coffey
  • Patent number: 4749417
    Abstract: A process for improving the corrosion resistance of an iron or steel part having a phosphate conversion coating, said method comprising contact of said part with a solution containing ions selected from the group of cobalt ions and nickel ions. Preferably, the solution also contains stannous ions. Contact may be by immersion or spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: The Lea Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James N. Tuttle, Jr., Olyn P. Jaboin