US Pat. No. 9,883,563

DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method of connected lightbulb operation, the method comprising:
determining a lightbulb orientation relative to an external reference point;
concurrently operating an invisible light emitting element of the connected lightbulb in a high emission mode and operating
a plurality of visible light emitting elements of the connected lightbulb in a low emission mode;

detecting user presence within a monitored space based on signals sampled by an external camera separate from the connected
lightbulb, wherein the signals are sampled using invisible light emitted by the invisible light emitting element;

identifying a visible light emitting element, from the plurality of visible light emitting elements, based on the lightbulb
orientation and a position of the external reference point relative to the monitored space; and

selectively operating the identified visible light emitting element in a high emission mode while operating a remainder of
the plurality of visible light emitting elements in a low emission mode in response to detecting the user presence.

US Pat. No. 9,326,359

LIGHTING SYSTEM OPERATION MANAGEMENT METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for automatic lighting system control, the lighting system including a lighting element, the method comprising:
receiving a first light intensity value from a user account associated with an identifier for the lighting system;
determining a first lighting element control instruction based on the first light intensity value;
controlling the lighting element according to the first lighting element control instruction;
determining lighting system association with a power reduction mode;
within a predetermined time period from first light intensity value receipt, automatically determining a second light intensity
value based on the lighting system mode and first light intensity value, the second light intensity value lower than the first
light intensity value; and

incrementally adjusting lighting element operation to meet the second light parameter value over a second predetermined time
period.

US Pat. No. 10,129,965

CONTROLLER WITH LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENTS AND METHOD OF OPERATION

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for operating a controller, comprising:determining a device group comprising a remote device;
at a reference light emitting element of the controller, emitting light having a first set of characteristics associated with an initial setting value for the device group, the controller comprising a plurality of light emitting elements arranged to emit light radially outward of a central axis of the controller;
at a second light emitting element of the controller, emitting light having a second set of characteristics associated with a second setting value, the second set of characteristics different from the first set of characteristics and the second setting value different from the initial setting value;
at the controller, receiving a user input;
in response to receipt of the user input, sending a signal to the device group to operate at the second setting value; and
within a threshold time of receiving the user input, operating at the second setting value at the remote device.

US Pat. No. 9,949,348

LIGHTING CONNECTIVITY MODULE

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A lighting connectivity module for facilitating communication between a user device and a LED assembly, the lighting connectivity module contained within a housing of the LED assembly, and the lighting connectivity module comprising:a baseboard comprising a first region adjacent a second region;
an antenna connected to the second region and configured to receive a user signal indicating a user lighting preference transmitted wirelessly from the user device;
a wireless communication submodule mounted to the first region and communicably coupled to the antenna for receiving the user signal, wherein the wireless communication submodule is configured to convert the user signal to machine readable data indicating the user lighting preference;
a microcontroller submodule mounted to the first region and communicably coupled to the wireless communication submodule for receiving the machine readable data, wherein the microcontroller submodule comprises:
non-volatile memory configured to store a lighting parameter provided by a provider, and
a processor configured to execute firmware for generating LED driver instructions based on the user lighting preference and the lighting parameter;
a lighting mode output submodule communicably coupled to the microcontroller submodule and configured to electrically connect to a LED driver module of the LED assembly, wherein the lighting mode output submodule is further configured to output the LED driver instructions to the LED driver module for controlling light emitting elements of the LED assembly; and
an electromagnetic shield mounted to the first region and not the second region, wherein the electromagnetic shield encloses the wireless communication submodule and the microcontroller submodule, and wherein a second region longitudinal axis of the second region is perpendicular to a baseboard longitudinal axis of the baseboard.

US Pat. No. 9,198,262

DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Lifi Labs, Inc., (AU)

1. A method for spatial orientation determination for a lightbulb, the lightbulb including a plurality of indexed light emitting
elements, the method comprising:
progressing the lightbulb through an orientation pattern, comprising:
sequentially transitioning individual light emitting elements of the lightbulb from a low emission mode, to a high emission
mode, to the low emission mode, wherein each light emitting element is fixed at an angular light emitting element position
on the lightbulb and is associated with a light emitting element identifier;

recording an origination timestamp for each light emitting element identifier during lightbulb progression through the orientation
pattern, each timestamp corresponding to operation of the respective light emitting element in the high emission mode;

receiving, from an external device, data associated with measurements of light emitted by the lightbulb during lightbulb progression
through the orientation pattern, wherein each measurement is associated with a recordation timestamp;

identifying the light emitting element identifier corresponding to an origination timestamp, the origination timestamp within
a threshold time duration of a recordation timestamp, the recordation timestamp corresponding to a brightest light measurement
as determined from the data; and

storing the light emitting element identifier in association with an identifier for the external device.

US Pat. No. 9,609,725

CONTROLLABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A lighting system configured to connect to a WiFi network accessible through a WiFi network identifier and password, the
lighting system comprising:
a first lightbulb comprising:
a first set of light emitting elements;
a first WiFi module operable between a:
configuration mode, wherein the first WiFi module provides a lightbulb WiFi network and broadcasts a lightbulb WiFi identifier
for accessing the lightbulb WiFi network, wherein the first WiFi module is configured to receive the WiFi network identifier
and the password from a user device in the configuration mode, wherein the user device is connected to the lightbulb WiFi
network using the lightbulb WiFi identifier; and

a connected mode, wherein the first WiFi module is connected to the WiFi network using the WiFi network identifier and password,
wherein the first WiFi module is configured to receive lighting instructions over the WiFi network in the connected mode;

a first processing system comprising non-volatile memory configured to store the WiFi network identifier and password received
from the user device, the first processing system communicably coupled to the first set of light emitting elements and the
first WiFi module, wherein the first processing system is configured to operate the first set of light emitting elements based
on the lighting instructions received by the first WiFi module; and

a first lightbulb casing substantially encapsulating the first set of light emitting elements, the first WiFi module, and
the first processing system.

US Pat. No. 9,338,864

SWITCH AND METHOD OF OPERATION

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A control system comprising:
a base comprising a central axis;
a knob rotatably connected to the base, the knob rotatable about the central axis;
a plurality of individually indexed light emitting elements distributed along the base perimeter and arranged to direct light
radially outward of the central axis;

a diffuser arranged radially outward of the light emitting elements;
a wireless communication module enclosed between the knob and base;
a processor enclosed between the knob and base, the processor connected to the wireless communication mechanism and plurality
of light emitting elements, the processor configured to individually control each light emitting element based on a control
signal received from the wireless communication mechanism; and

a camera connected to the processor, wherein the processor is configured to control the light emitting elements based on input
from the camera.

US Pat. No. 9,648,448

POWER OUTLET AND METHOD OF USE

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for performing power management and data transfer among multiple devices connected to wirelessly networked power
outlets, the method comprising:
receiving a first set of data from a first device connected to a first power outlet;
collecting contextual data local to the first power outlet;
determining an endpoint address based on the first set of data in combination with the contextual data;
transmitting the first set of data to a second power outlet corresponding to the endpoint address;
receiving the first set of data at the second power outlet over a wireless connection;
computing a set of instructions based on the first set of data received by the second power outlet;
managing the power consumption of a second device connected to the second power outlet based on the computed set of instructions;
receiving a second set of data from the second device connected to the second power outlet; and
transmitting the second set of data to the first power outlet over the wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 9,210,779

RESETTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., Redwood...

1. A method for power-independent lighting system reset, the lighting system including a computing system, nonvolatile communication
memory, and non-volatile reset memory, the method comprising:
receiving power at the computing system from an external power source;
while power is being received from the external power source:
receiving a set of configuration settings for a first remote device from a second remote device different from the first remote
device;

storing a set of configuration settings in non-volatile communication memory; and
storing a first instantaneous reset switch state in non-volatile reset memory;
detecting termination of power supply from the external power source to the computing system and non-volatile reset memory;
storing the first instantaneous reset switch state in the non-volatile reset memory while the non-volatile reset memory is
unpowered;

detecting power supply from the external power source to the computing system after power supply termination;
interrogating the reset memory for the stored reset switch state in response to power supply from the external power source
to the computing system after power supply termination;

determining a second instantaneous reset switch state in response to power supply from the external power source to the computing
system after power supply termination;

comparing the stored reset switch state and the second instantaneous reset switch state in response to power supply from the
external power source to the computing system after power supply termination;

determining that the stored reset switch state matches the second reset switch state;
in response to the stored reset switch state matching the second instantaneous reset switch state:
connecting the computing system to the first remote device based on the set of configuration settings;
controlling lighting system operation with the computing system based on instructions received from the first remote device;
and

storing the second instantaneous reset switch state in non-volatile reset memory;
determining that the stored reset switch state differs from the second reset switch state; and
in response to the stored reset switch state differing from the second instantaneous reset switch state:
erasing the set of configuration settings from the communication memory; and
initiating an initiation routine.

US Pat. No. 9,635,737

DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for controlling device operation, the method comprising:
receiving power at a connected lighting system from an external power source, the connected lighting system comprising a microphone,
a wireless communication module, and a processor electrically connected to the microphone and the wireless communication module;

while power is being received at the connected lighting system from the external power source:
receiving, at the microphone, an audio input from a user;
detecting, at the processor, an audio pattern from the audio input; and
in response to detecting the audio pattern, transmitting, at the wireless communication module, the audio pattern to a remote
server;

receiving operation instructions, determined based on the audio pattern, at the connected lighting system; and
operating the connected lighting system based on the operation instructions, wherein the operation instructions comprise a
reset trigger event, and wherein operating the connected lighting system comprises initiating a reset routine in response
to receiving the reset trigger event.

US Pat. No. 9,768,831

POWER OUTLET AND METHOD FOR USE

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A networkable power outlet for controlling power to an external device and transmitting data to the external device, the
power outlet comprising:
a housing containing at least one alternating-current power input connection;
a first power output connection coupled to the housing, configured to deliver electrical power to a connected external device;
a first data connector coupled to the housing;
a first sensor module coupled to the housing;
a wireless communication module, including an antenna, the wireless communication module coupled to the housing;
a processing unit contained within the housing and electrically connected to the wireless communication module, the first
sensor module, the first power output connection, and the alternating-current input connection, the processing unit operable
between:

a first mode, wherein the processing unit regulates the electrical power delivered by the first power output connection and
transmits data to the connected external device via the first data connector based on a signal received from the wireless
communication module;

a second mode, wherein the processing unit regulates the electrical power delivered by the first power output connection and
transmits data to the connected external device via the first data connector based on a signal received from the first sensor
module;

a third mode, wherein the processing unit transmits data to the wireless communication module based on a signal received from
the connected external device;

a fourth mode, wherein the processing unit transmits data to the wireless communication module based on a signal received
from the first sensor module; and

a fifth mode, wherein the processing unit is operable in a combination of the first, second, third, and fourth modes.

US Pat. No. 9,936,566

RESETTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for automated lighting system control, the lighting system including lighting elements, a processing system, nonvolatile communication memory, a vibration sensor, and a housing mounting the lighting elements, processing system, nonvolatile communication memory, and vibration sensor, the method comprising:receiving power at the processing system from an external power source;
initiating an initiation routine in response to receiving external power at the processing system;
receiving configuration settings from a remote device during the initiation routine;
storing the configuration settings in the non-volatile communication memory;
connecting to an external network using the configuration settings;
receiving lighting element operation instructions from the remote device through the external network;
controlling operation of the lighting elements according to the lighting element operation instructions;
sampling vibration signals, indicative of lighting system vibration, with the vibration sensor;
detecting a reset event based on the vibration signals; and
erasing the configuration settings from the nonvolatile communication memory; and
initiating the initiation routine.

US Pat. No. 10,085,331

RESETTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for connected lightbulb operation, comprising, at the lightbulb:automatically connecting to a wireless network, using network credentials stored in memory on-board the lightbulb, upon power receipt from an external source;
receiving encrypted operation instructions over the wireless network;
decrypting the operation instructions using an encryption key stored in the memory;
operating according to the operation instructions;
detecting a predetermined power cycle pattern;
erasing the network credentials from the memory in response to detecting the predetermined power cycle pattern;
upon subsequent power receipt, automatically generating a local area network;
connecting to a user device through the local area network;
receiving secondary network credentials for a second wireless network from the user device through the local area network; and
automatically connecting to the second wireless network using the secondary network credentials.

US Pat. No. 10,047,912

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A lighting assembly, comprising:a thermally conductive shell, comprising:
a thermally conductive inner wall defining an inner lumen;
a thermally conductive outer wall concentrically arranged about the inner wall;
a thermally conductive set of fins extending radially between the inner wall and the outer wall;
a set of fluid channels, each fluid channel cooperatively defined between the inner wall, outer wall, and a first and second adjacent fin;
a thermally insulative insert removably coupled within the inner lumen, the insert defining a power storage lumen and a first open end;
a base mounted to a second end of the insert opposing the first open end, the base configured to removably couple to a threaded socket; and
a battery arranged within the power storage lumen and electrically connected to the base;wherein:the outer wall of the shell comprises a thermally conductive plastic; and
a first thermal conductivity of the thermally conductive plastic is greater than a second thermal conductivity of the insert.

US Pat. No. 10,136,292

POWER OUTLET AND METHOD FOR USE

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A networkable power outlet for controlling an external device, the power outlet comprising:a housing containing at least one alternating-current power input connection;
a power output connection coupled to the housing;
a wireless communication module, including an antenna, the wireless communication module coupled to the housing and communicatively coupled to a second device;
a sensor coupled to the housing, wherein the sensor is configured to gather contextual data local to the power outlet;
a processor contained within the housing and electrically connected to the wireless communication module, the power output connection, and the alternating-current input connection, wherein the processor regulates the electrical power delivered by the power output connection, the processor operable between:
a first mode, wherein the processor transmits data to the external device based on a signal received from the second device via the wireless communication module;
a second mode, wherein the processor transmits data to the second device via the wireless communication module based on a signal received from the external device; and
a third mode, wherein the processor transmits data to the second device via the wireless communication module based on contextual data received from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,375,789

DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for controlling lightbulb operation, comprising:determining a lightbulb orientation for the lightbulb within a venue, the lightbulb comprising a plurality of light emitting elements, each with a predetermined spatial position on the lightbulb;
determining a spatial lighting pattern for the venue, the spatial lighting pattern comprising a set of light parameters for a target location within the venue;
identifying a light emitting element from the plurality of light emitting elements based on the lightbulb orientation, the predetermined spatial positions, and the target location; and
selectively operating the identified light emitting element, based on the set of light parameters, using a processor of the lightbulb.

US Pat. No. 10,512,140

LIGHTING SYSTEM

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A connected downlight, comprising:a facing having a facing height;
an external mounting mechanism mounted to the facing, the external mounting mechanism comprising a pair of spring clips mounted to opposing sides of the facing;
a housing, comprising:
a heat sink mounted to the facing, the heat sink having a first side, a second side opposing the first side, a first thermal conductivity value, and a heat sink height taller than the facing height;
an RF-translucent end cap mounted to the second side of the heat sink and coaxially aligned along a longitudinal axis with the heat sink, the RF-translucent end cap having a second thermal conductivity value; and
a set of cooling channels cooperatively defined by the heat sink and the end cap, the set of cooling channels fluidly connecting a housing interior with a housing exterior;
a lighting module comprising:
a substrate mounted and thermally connected to the first side of the heat sink; and
a plurality of light emitting elements mounted to the substrate;
a wireless communication module comprising an antenna, the antenna arranged separate from the lighting module and mounted within the housing interior, proximal the end cap;
a reflector, comprising:
a first open end mounted to the heat sink, proximal the lighting module; and
a second open end distal the heat sink;
a diffuser mounted to the second open end; and
a swivel body encircling the reflector, statically mounted to the first housing end, and rotatably mounted to the facing, wherein the swivel body rotatably mounts the facing to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,375,804

LIGHTING CONNECTIVITY MODULE

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A lighting connectivity module comprising:a baseboard comprising a first region adjacent a second region;
a radio frequency (RF) component connected to the second region;
a wireless communication chipset mounted to the first region, the RF component communicably coupled to the wireless communication chipset;
a microcontroller mounted to the first region, the microcontroller electrically coupled to the wireless communication chipset, wherein the microcontroller comprises a processor configured to:
receive an input from the wireless communication chipset,
execute firmware for generating lighting instructions based on the input, and
provide an output signal at a processor output contact based on the lighting instructions; and
an electromagnetic shield mounted to the first region and not the second region, wherein the electromagnetic shield encloses the wireless communication chipset and the microcontroller.

US Pat. No. 10,440,794

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A modular system for displaying diffuse colored light, comprising:a lighting system, comprising:
a plurality of light emitters, wherein each light emitter is configured to display light in a plurality of colors;
a housing encasing the light emitters, wherein the housing defines a first face parallel to and proximal an active surface of the plurality of light emitters, wherein the first face comprises a light-diffusive material;
a touch-sensitive surface mechanically mounted to the first face, wherein the touch-sensitive surface is aligned with and overlays a majority of a projection of the plurality of light emitters onto the first face, wherein the touch-sensitive surface is configured to receive a region selection;
a connector integrated in an edge of the housing, wherein the connector mechanically and electrically couples the first lighting system to a second lighting system; and
a controller connected to the touch-sensitive surface, the connector, and the lighting system, wherein the controller is configured to:
determine layout information for a modular assembly based on information determined from the connector, the modular assembly comprising the lighting system, the layout information comprising a number of lighting systems cooperatively forming the modular assembly and a distance between said lighting systems;
receive a region selection based on the layout information and a color selection corresponding to said region selection;
identify indices of controllable zones corresponding to the region selection; and
assign the color selection to the light emitters corresponding to the region selection.

US Pat. No. 10,588,206

RESETTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a set of light emitting elements;
non-volatile reset memory configured to record a power transition event associated with the light emitting elements;
a wireless communication system;
non-volatile configuration memory electrically connected to the wireless communication system and configured to store configuration settings, wherein the configuration settings comprise default operation instructions and preferred operation instructions; and
a control system electrically connected to the reset memory, the wireless communication system, and the configuration memory, wherein the control system operates in a reset mode upon detection of a predetermined power cycle pattern associated with the power transition event, wherein the control system erases the preferred operation instructions from the configuration memory and operates based on the default operation instructions in the reset mode.

US Pat. No. 10,645,558

POWER OUTLET AND METHOD FOR USE

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for regulating a power consumption of a set of devices in communication with a power outlet, the method comprising:at the power outlet, receiving a first set of data from a first device of the set of devices, wherein the first device is wirelessly connected to the power outlet;
at the power outlet, computing a first set of instructions based on the first set of data:
based on the first set of instructions, regulating a first power consumption of a second device of the set of devices connected to the power outlet, the second device connected to the power outlet by a power connection;
receiving a second set of data from the second device, the second set of data comprising a power usage parameter;
determining an occurrence of a trigger event based on the second set of data, and in response:
computing a second set of instructions based on the second set of data; and
modifying the first power consumption of the second device based on the second set of instructions; and
reporting a result associated with the first power consumption of the second device to a mobile device, the mobile device wirelessly connected to the power outlet.