Patents by Inventor Mark A. Coffey

Mark A. 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).

  • Patent number: 10652913
    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 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Prasanna Desai, Kelly Coffey, Robert Hulvey, Mark Gonikberg
  • Publication number: 20200000221
    Abstract: A table assembly comprising a table including a top member and at least a first leg support member, the top member forming a substantially flat top surface and circumscribed by an outer edge, the at least one leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position, a table dock secured to the top member and forming an elongated channel having a dock length dimension and at least a first display panel circumscribed by a panel edge and having at least one straight edge having a panel length dimension, the dock length dimension less than panel length dimension, wherein at least a portion of the straight edge of the panel is receivable within the dock channel with the panel extending out the open first and second ends of the channel to support the panel in a substantially upright orientation with at least a portion of the display panel extending to a height above the flat top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Battey, Sean M. Corcorran, Timothy Elms, Jeffrey Coffey, Duck Young Kong, Brett Robert Kincaid, Mark William Schoolmeester, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas Overthun, Jake Eisner, Cody Jay Holstege, Michael Skibinski
  • Patent number: 10448734
    Abstract: A table assembly comprising a table including a top member and at least a first leg support member, the top member forming a substantially flat top surface and circumscribed by an outer edge, the at least one leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position, a table dock secured to the top member and forming an elongated channel having a dock length dimension and at least a first display panel circumscribed by a panel edge and having at least one straight edge having a panel length dimension, the dock length dimension less than panel length dimension, wherein at least a portion of the straight edge of the panel is receivable within the dock channel with the panel extending out the open first and second ends of the channel to support the panel in a substantially upright orientation with at least a portion of the display panel extending to a height above the flat top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Battey, Sean M. Corcorran, Timothy Elms, Jeffrey Coffey, Duck Young Kong, Brett Robert Kincaid, Mark William Schoolmeester, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas Overthun, Jake Eisner, Cody Jay Holstege, Michael Skibinski
  • Patent number: 10292490
    Abstract: A table assembly comprising a top member forming a substantially flat top surface circumscribed by an outer edge and at least a first leg support member supporting the top member in a substantially horizontal position, a table dock secured to the top member and forming an elongated channel having a dock length dimension and at least a first display panel circumscribed by a panel edge and having at least one straight edge having a panel length dimension, the dock length dimension less than panel length dimension, wherein at least a portion of the straight edge of the panel is receivable within the dock channel with the panel extending out the open first and second ends of the channel to support the panel in a substantially upright orientation with at least a portion of the display panel extending to a height above the flat top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Battey, Jake Eisner, Cody Jay Holstege, Michael Skibinski, Sean M. Corcorran, Timothy Elms, Jeffrey Coffey, Duck Young Kong, Brett Robert Kincaid, Mark William Schoolmeester, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas Overthun
  • Patent number: 9905100
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for interactive deliveries are provided. For an upcoming service point that is associated with a service point device, it is determined whether the item to be delivered to the service point is within an activation zone for activating the service point device. Responsive to determining that the item is within the activation zone, the service point device is remotely activated. Remotely activating the service point device triggers dynamical provision of an alert interface. An indication of user interaction via the user interface indicating availability of the user to receive the item is received. A notification of the indication of the user interaction is provided. If the notification indicates that the individual is available to receive the item at the service point, the item is delivered to or picked-up from the service point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Gillen, Lee White, Mark Coffey, Larry Fagan
  • Publication number: 20170323259
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for interactive deliveries are provided. For an upcoming service point that is associated with a service point device, it is determined whether the item to be delivered to the service point is within an activation zone for activating the service point device. Responsive to determining that the item is within the activation zone, the service point device is remotely activated. Remotely activating the service point device triggers dynamical provision of an alert interface. An indication of user interaction via the user interface indicating availability of the user to receive the item is received. A notification of the indication of the user interaction is provided. If the notification indicates that the individual is available to receive the item at the service point, the item is delivered to or picked-up from the service point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Robert J. Gillen, Greg Loppatto, Lee White, Mark Coffey, Larry Fagan
  • Publication number: 20170323545
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for interactive deliveries are provided. For an upcoming service point that is associated with a service point device, it is determined whether the item to be delivered to the service point is within an activation zone for activating the service point device. Responsive to determining that the item is within the activation zone, the service point device is remotely activated. Remotely activating the service point device triggers dynamical provision of an alert interface. An indication of user interaction via the user interface indicating availability of the user to receive the item is received. A notification of the indication of the user interaction is provided. If the notification indicates that the individual is available to receive the item at the service point, the item is delivered to or picked-up from the service point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Robert J. Gillen, Lee White, Mark Coffey, Larry Fagan
  • Patent number: 9432443
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for multi-variate allocation of hardware resources to workloads on a computer system as a function of load and at least one of performance and utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Herington, James Mark Coffey
  • Patent number: 8747677
    Abstract: A magnetic separation device comprising a magnetic base and a retention mechanism, as well as a method of evacuating liquid from a well plate containing liquid and magnetic particles, are disclosed. In specific embodiments, the retention mechanism comprises one or more wire clips. In certain embodiments, the magnetic base comprises apertures configured to receive the wire clips. The retention mechanism can be configured to secure a well plate to the magnetic base so that a user may evacuate liquid from a well plate containing liquid and magnetic particles. In certain embodiments, the method comprises inverting the magnetic separation device and well plate. In particular embodiments, the method comprises rapidly and forcefully inverting magnetic separation device and well plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Luminex Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy Vandenbroek, Mark Coffey, Jarden Krager
  • Publication number: 20110247984
    Abstract: A magnetic separation device comprising a magnetic base and a retention mechanism, as well as a method of evacuating liquid from a well plate containing liquid and magnetic particles, are disclosed. In specific embodiments, the retention mechanism comprises one or more wire clips. In certain embodiments, the magnetic base comprises apertures configured to receive the wire clips. The retention mechanism can be configured to secure a well plate to the magnetic base so that a user may evacuate liquid from a well plate containing liquid and magnetic particles. In certain embodiments, the method comprises inverting the magnetic separation device and well plate. In particular embodiments, the method comprises rapidly and forcefully inverting magnetic separation device and well plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Tracy Vandenbroek, Mark Coffey, Jarden Krager
  • Publication number: 20050154590
    Abstract: The invention consists of a method for assisting educators in the process of evaluating, grading and recording any task-based assignment utilizing a voice recognition front-end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Coffey, Steve Anderson, Nicholas Bernstein, Justin Armstrong
  • Patent number: 5757916
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for authenticating the identity of a remote user entity where the identity of such user entity is authenticated by use of information specific to geodetic location of the user entity but that changes constantly, making "spoofing" the host device extremely difficult. The invention is preferably implemented utilizing satellite positioning technology to produce the identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: International Series Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. MacDoran, Michael B. Mathews, Fred A. Ziel, Kenn L. Gold, Steven M. Anderson, Mark A. Coffey, Dorothy E. Denning