Patents by Inventor Matthew Deese

Matthew Deese 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: 20190141822
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a light source, a light sensor, a communication interface, and circuitry is described. In addition to controlling the light source, the circuitry is adapted to monitor for a light signal provided from a handheld device via the light sensor; upon receiving the light signal, measure a signal level associated with the light signal; and effect transmission of the signal level to the handheld device via the communication interface. In one embodiment, the circuitry is further configured to receive an instruction to monitor for the light signal from the handheld device via the communication interface such that the circuitry begins monitoring for the light signal upon receiving the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 10271405
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light source, a housing coupled to the light source, communications circuitry, and control circuitry. The housing includes an opening through which light from the light source is provided. The control circuitry includes a memory storing instructions, which, when executed by the control circuitry cause the lighting fixture to adjust one or more light output parameters of the light source, and store fixture location information describing a location of the lighting fixture in response to receipt of the fixture location information from the communications circuitry. By storing fixture location information describing the location of the lighting fixture, the location of the lighting fixture may be used to send messages to lighting fixtures in the same location and/or retrieve data from lighting fixtures in the same location, which may be beneficial in many circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Deese, James McBryde, William L. Dungan, John J. Trainor, Robert Bowser, Nathan R. Snell
  • Patent number: 10206270
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a light source, a light sensor, a communication interface, and circuitry is described. In addition to controlling the light source, the circuitry is adapted to monitor for a light signal provided from a handheld device via the light sensor; upon receiving the light signal, measure a signal level associated with the light signal; and effect transmission of the signal level to the handheld device via the communication interface. In one embodiment, the circuitry is further configured to receive an instruction to monitor for the light signal from the handheld device via the communication interface such that the circuitry begins monitoring for the light signal upon receiving the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 10192316
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a solid-state light source, a fixture common bus, a driver module, and a control module. The fixture common bus is configured to receive at least one functional module and provide an input signal from the at least one functional module to one or more other modules. The driver module is coupled to the fixture common bus and the solid-state light source, and is configured to receive a power supply signal and provide a drive signal to the solid-state light source based on a driver control signal. The control module is coupled to the fixture common bus and configured to provide the driver control signal via the fixture common bus based on the input signal from the at least one functional module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Deese, John Barile
  • Patent number: 10034352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to determining one or more of a space occupancy score, space energy score, and space efficiency score for a collection of lighting endpoints in a lighting network. The space occupancy score is indicative of how effective the occupancy groups are configured for a given space or the utilization level for a space. The space energy score is indicative of how much energy the collection of lighting endpoints use or will likely use based on their configurations, actual use, or a combination thereof. The space efficiency score is indicative of the overall efficiency associated with the collection of lighting endpoints based on both occupancy and energy related metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bowser, Matthew Deese, Gary David Trott, Derek Loyer
  • Publication number: 20180177026
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to determining one or more of a space occupancy score, space energy score, and space efficiency score for a collection of lighting endpoints in a lighting network. The space occupancy score is indicative of how effective the occupancy groups are configured for a given space or the utilization level for a space. The space energy score is indicative of how much energy the collection of lighting endpoints use or will likely use based on their configurations, actual use, or a combination thereof. The space efficiency score is indicative of the overall efficiency associated with the collection of lighting endpoints based on both occupancy and energy related metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Bowser, Matthew Deese, Gary David Trott, Derek Loyer
  • Publication number: 20180110111
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light source, a housing coupled to the light source, communications circuitry, and control circuitry. The housing includes an opening through which light from the light source is provided. The control circuitry includes a memory storing instructions, which, when executed by the control circuitry cause the lighting fixture to adjust one or more light output parameters of the light source, and store fixture location information describing a location of the lighting fixture in response to receipt of the fixture location information from the communications circuitry. By storing fixture location information describing the location of the lighting fixture, the location of the lighting fixture may be used to send messages to lighting fixtures in the same location and/or retrieve data from lighting fixtures in the same location, which may be beneficial in many circumstances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Deese, James McBryde, William L. Dungan, John J. Trainor, Robert Bowser, Nathan R. Snell
  • Publication number: 20180103529
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a light source, a light sensor, a communication interface, and circuitry is described. In addition to controlling the light source, the circuitry is adapted to monitor for a light signal provided from a handheld device via the light sensor; upon receiving the light signal, measure a signal level associated with the light signal; and effect transmission of the signal level to the handheld device via the communication interface. In one embodiment, the circuitry is further configured to receive an instruction to monitor for the light signal from the handheld device via the communication interface such that the circuitry begins monitoring for the light signal upon receiving the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 9888546
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light source, a housing coupled to the light source, communications circuitry, and control circuitry. The housing includes an opening through which light from the light source is provided. The control circuitry includes a memory storing instructions, which, when executed by the control circuitry cause the lighting fixture to adjust one or more light output parameters of the light source, and store fixture location information describing a location of the lighting fixture in response to receipt of the fixture location information from the communications circuitry. By storing fixture location information describing the location of the lighting fixture, the location of the lighting fixture may be used to send messages to lighting fixtures in the same location and/or retrieve data from lighting fixtures in the same location, which may be beneficial in many circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Deese, James McBryde, William L. Dungan, John J. Trainor, Robert Bowser, Nathan R. Snell
  • Patent number: 9872367
    Abstract: A handheld device for grouping a plurality of lighting fixtures is disclosed. In one embodiment, the handheld device includes a communication interface configured to wirelessly communicate with the plurality of lighting fixtures and control circuitry. The circuitry is configured to: effect selection of at least two lighting fixtures of the plurality of lighting fixtures via the communication interface; determine a first group for the at least two lighting fixtures; create first group assignment information for the first group; and send the first group assignment information to each of the at least two lighting fixtures via the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 9826598
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a solid-state light source, communications circuitry, and control circuitry coupled to the communications circuitry and the solid-state light source. The control circuitry is configured to receive a message from a neighboring device via the communications circuitry, the message indicating the detection of an occupancy event by the neighboring device. Further, the control circuitry is configured to adjust a light output provided by the solid-state light source based on a neighbor ranking of the neighboring device, wherein the neighbor ranking indicates a number of intermediate devices located between the lighting fixture and the neighboring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John Roberts, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Brian Carrigan
  • Patent number: 9750112
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light source, a housing coupled to the light source, communications circuitry, sensor circuitry, and control circuitry. The housing includes an opening through which light from the light source is provided. The control circuitry includes a memory storing instructions, which, when executed by the control circuitry cause the lighting fixture to transmit sensor data obtained from the sensor circuitry via the communications circuitry for persistent storage of the sensor data. By transmitting sensor data from the lighting fixture for persistent storage thereof, the sensor data may be used to characterize a space in which the lighting fixture is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Deese, James McBryde, Bill Dungan, John J. Trainor, Rob Bowser, Nathan R. Snell
  • Publication number: 20170231060
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a solid-state light source, communications circuitry, and control circuitry coupled to the communications circuitry and the solid-state light source. The control circuitry is configured to receive a message from a neighboring device via the communications circuitry, the message indicating the detection of an occupancy event by the neighboring device. Further, the control circuitry is configured to adjust a light output provided by the solid-state light source based on a neighbor ranking of the neighboring device, wherein the neighbor ranking indicates a number of intermediate devices located between the lighting fixture and the neighboring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: John Roberts, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Brian Carrigan
  • Publication number: 20170230364
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a solid-state light source, communications circuitry, a memory, and processing circuitry. The memory stores common security credentials, wherein the common security credentials are pre-installed during a factory calibration process. The processing circuitry is coupled to the solid-state light source, the communications circuitry, and the memory. The processing circuitry is configured to cause the solid-state light source to provide a desired light output. Further, the processing circuitry is configured to join a common network using the common security credentials, wherein only devices with the common security credentials are permitted to join the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: John Barile, Keith Bryan, Matthew Deese
  • Publication number: 20170231061
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a solid-state light source, a fixture common bus, a driver module, and a control module. The fixture common bus is configured to receive at least one functional module and provide an input signal from the at least one functional module to one or more other modules. The driver module is coupled to the fixture common bus and the solid-state light source, and is configured to receive a power supply signal and provide a drive signal to the solid-state light source based on a driver control signal. The control module is coupled to the fixture common bus and configured to provide the driver control signal via the fixture common bus based on the input signal from the at least one functional module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Deese, John Barile
  • Patent number: 9723696
    Abstract: A handheld device having a communication interface configured to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of lighting fixtures and control circuitry is described. In one embodiment, the circuitry is configured to effect selection of a first lighting fixture in a first group of lighting fixtures via the communication interface; identify the first group of lighting fixtures based on information from the first lighting fixture; determine new settings for the first group of lighting fixtures; and send the new settings to each of the first group of lighting fixtures via the communication interface, wherein the first group of lighting fixtures includes a defined plurality of lighting fixtures that are associated to operate in a coordinated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 9723673
    Abstract: A handheld device for merging groups of lighting fixtures is disclosed. The handheld device includes a communication interface configured to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of lighting fixtures and control circuitry. In one embodiment, the control circuitry is configured to effect selection of a first lighting fixture or a first switch module that is grouped with a first group of lighting fixtures via the communication interface; identify the first group of lighting fixtures; effect selection of a device-to-be-added that is not initially associated with the first group of lighting fixtures via the communication interface; determine a new group by adding the device-to-be-added to the first group of lighting fixtures; create group assignment information for the new group; and send the group assignment information to each of the first group of lighting fixtures and the device-to-be-added of the new group via the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 9717125
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a light source, a light sensor, a communication interface, and circuitry is described. In addition to controlling the light source, the circuitry is adapted to monitor for a light signal provided from a handheld device via the light sensor; upon receiving the light signal, measure a signal level associated with the light signal; and effect transmission of the signal level to the handheld device via the communication interface. In one embodiment, the circuitry is further configured to receive an instruction to monitor for the light signal from the handheld device via the communication interface such that the circuitry begins monitoring for the light signal upon receiving the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 9706617
    Abstract: A handheld device having a light source, a communication interface, and control circuitry that is capable of interacting with a lighting fixture. The handheld device is capable of providing a light signal to the lighting fixture, receiving information from the lighting fixture, and selecting the lighting fixture as a selected lighting fixture based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan
  • Patent number: 9686831
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a light source, a light sensor, a communication interface, and circuitry is described. In addition to controlling the light source, the circuitry is adapted to monitor for a light signal provided from a handheld device via the light sensor; upon receiving the light signal, measure a signal level associated with the light signal; and effect transmission of the signal level to the handheld device via the communication interface. In one embodiment, the circuitry is further configured to receive an instruction to monitor for the light signal from the handheld device via the communication interface such that the circuitry begins monitoring for the light signal upon receiving the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carrigan, John J. Trainor, Joseph P. Chobot, Matthew Deese, Keith Bryan