Patents by Inventor Kevin Coakley

Kevin Coakley 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: 11404937
    Abstract: An integrated linear generator system includes, for example, a generator assembly, a control system, a frame system, an exhaust system, an intake system, a cooling system, a bearing system, one or more auxiliary systems, or a combination thereof. The generator system is configured to generate power, as controlled by the control system. The generator assembly may include an opposed- and free-piston linear generator, configured to operate on a two-stroke cycle. The intake and exhaust systems are configured to provide reactants to and remove products from the generator assembly, respectively. The cooling system is configured to effect heat transfer, material temperature, or both, of components of the integrated linear generator system. The bearing system is configured to constrain the off-axis motion of translators of the generator assembly without applying significant friction forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Mainspring Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Svrcek, David DeGraaff, Kevin Walters, Cameron Wylie, John Powers, John Lawler, Sam Sherman, Jodie Prudhomme, Scott Coakley
  • Patent number: 9844148
    Abstract: Provided are interconnect circuits for interconnecting arrays of devices and methods of forming these interconnect circuits as well as connecting these circuits to the devices. An interconnect circuit may include a conductive layer and one or more insulating layers. The conductive layer may be patterned with openings defining contact pads, such that each pad is used for connecting to a different electrical terminal of the interconnected devices. In some embodiments, each contact pad is attached to the rest of the conductive layer by a fusible link formed from the same conductive layer as the contact pad. The fusible link controls the current flow to and from this contact pad. The insulating layer is laminated to the conductive layer and provides support to the contacts pads. The insulating layer may also be patterned with openings, which allow forming electrical connections between the contact pads and cell terminals through the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CelLink Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Coakley, Malcolm Brown
  • Publication number: 20170094802
    Abstract: Provided are interconnect circuits for interconnecting arrays of devices and methods of forming these interconnect circuits as well as connecting these circuits to the devices. An interconnect circuit may include a conductive layer and one or more insulating layers. The conductive layer may be patterned with openings defining contact pads, such that each pad is used for connecting to a different electrical terminal of the interconnected devices. In some embodiments, each contact pad is attached to the rest of the conductive layer by a fusible link formed from the same conductive layer as the contact pad. The fusible link controls the current flow to and from this contact pad. The insulating layer is laminated to the conductive layer and provides support to the contacts pads. The insulating layer may also be patterned with openings, which allow forming electrical connections between the contact pads and cell terminals through the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CelLink Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Coakley, Malcolm Brown
  • Publication number: 20130295710
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules are provided. One method includes providing a substrate and depositing a lower electrode above the substrate. The method also includes depositing a lower stack of microcrystalline silicon layers above the lower electrode, depositing an upper stack of amorphous silicon layers above the lower stack of microcrystalline silicon layers, and depositing an upper electrode above the upper stack of amorphous silicon layers. At least one of the lower stack and the upper stack includes an N-I-P stack of silicon layers having an n-doped silicon layer, an intrinsic silicon layer, and a p-doped silicon layer. The intrinsic silicon layer has an energy band gap that is reduced by depositing the intrinsic silicon layer at a temperature of at least 250 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Coakley, Brad Stimson, Sam Rosenthal, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen, Kunal Gurotra
  • Patent number: 8242356
    Abstract: Organic photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, photovoltaic systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: Srini Balasubramanian, Kevin Coakley, Gilles Dennler, Michael Lee, Russell Gaudiana
  • Publication number: 20120090679
    Abstract: Solid state dye sensitized photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kethinni G. Chittibabu, Michael Graetzel, David P. Waller, Srini Balasubramanian, Kevin Coakley, Jin-An He, Jean Francois Penneau, Igor Sokolik
  • Publication number: 20110114156
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes: a substrate; lower and upper electrode layers disposed above the substrate; and a semiconductor layer disposed between the lower and upper electrode layers, the semiconductor layer absorbing incident light to excite electrons from the semiconductor layer, wherein the semiconductor layer includes a built-in bypass diode extending between and coupled with the lower and upper electrode layers, the bypass diode permitting electric current to flow through the bypass diode when a reverse bias is applied across the lower and upper electrode layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: THINSILICON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Coakley, Guleid Hussen, Jason Stephens
  • Patent number: 7745724
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells integrated with a bypass diode, as well as related systems, components, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Srini Balasubramanian, Howard Berke, Kevin Coakley, Markus Scharber
  • Publication number: 20080264488
    Abstract: Organic photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, photovoltaic systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Srini Balasubramanian, Kevin Coakley, Gilles Dennler, Michael Lee
  • Publication number: 20070108539
    Abstract: Stable organic devices, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Christoph Brabec, Kevin Coakley, Patrick Denk, Markus Koppe, Kwanghee Lee, Markus Scharber, Christoph Waldauf
  • Publication number: 20070089779
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells integrated with a bypass diode, as well as related systems, components, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Srini Balasubramanian, Howard Berke, Kevin Coakley, Markus Scharber
  • Patent number: 6502463
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measurement of stress in a specimen utilizing a motorized electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT). Stress causes a rotation of the pure-mode polarization directions of SH-waves and a change in the phase of waves polarized along these certain directions. The method utilizes a rotating small-aperture EMAT, connected to a processor, to measure phase and amplitude data as a function of angle. The EMAT is placed on a workpiece at the location where the stress is to be measured. The acoustic birefringence B is determined from the normalized difference of these phases. From these data, an algorithm calculates values of B and &PHgr;. The workpiece is then stressed or its stress state is changed. The values are measured again at the same location. Stress is determined from the change in B and &PHgr;.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Alfred V. Clark, George Alers, Thanh Nguyen, Christopher Hehman, Kevin Coakley
  • Patent number: 6311558
    Abstract: A method for measurement of stress in a specimen utilizing a motorized electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT). Stress causes a rotation of the pure-mode polarization directions of SH-waves and a change in the phase of waves polarized along these certain directions. The method utilizes a rotating small-aperture EMAT, connected to a processor, to measure phase and amplitude data as a function of angle. The EMAT is placed on a workpiece at the location where the stress is to be measured. The acoustic birefringence B is determined from the normalized difference of these phases. From these data, an algorithm calculates values of B. and &phgr;. The workpiece is then stressed or its stress state is changed. The values are measured again at the same location. Stress is determined from the change in B and &phgr;.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Alfred V. Clark, George Alers, Thanh Nguyen, Christopher Hehman, Kevin Coakley