US Patent No. 10,342,101

LIGHT SOCKET WIFI DEVICE


Patent No. 10,342,101
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Light Socket Wifi Device
Inventorship Charles I. Cook, Louisville, CO (US)
Assignee CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC, Broomfield, CO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,101

1. A device, comprising:a light socket attachment that mates with a light socket receptacle of a lighting device when the light socket attachment is removably coupled to the lighting device, wherein the light socket receptacle of the lighting device is a three-terminal power connection light socket receptacle;
a communications system comprising a non-wired communications device;
a wired communications adapter contained within the communications system, wherein the wired communications adapter provides a link between the communications system and the light socket receptacle, and wherein the wired communications adapter is configured to transmit or receive data via the three terminals of the three-terminal power connection light socket, wherein a first terminal and a second terminal of the three terminal power connection light socket transmit data to the communications system, wherein a third terminal separate from the first terminal and the second terminal of the three terminal power connection light socket receives data from the communications system;
a light bulb receptacle configured to receive a light bulb; and
circuitry that receives electric power through the light socket attachment, the circuitry directing a specified amount of power from the received electric power to the communications system while directing remaining power of the received electric power to the light bulb receptacle.