US Pat. No. 10,433,404

SECURE NETWORK COMMISSIONING FOR LIGHTING SYSTEMS

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A commissioning device for commissioning a network-capable infrastructure device (2) having a first communication unit and a second communication unit that is physically separate from the first communication unit, the second communication unit communicating wirelessly by visual light communication or acoustic communication, the commissioning device including:a commissioning communication unit (6) configured to communicate with a second communication unit (4) of the infrastructure device (2) by at least one of visual light communication and acoustic communication,
a display unit (7) configured to display an icon representing the infrastructure device (2), and
an input unit (8) configured to accept an input operation to select the displayed infrastructure device (2), and
wherein the commissioning device is configured to transmit a command to the selected infrastructure device (2) through the second communication unit upon accepting the input operation, and the command makes the selected infrastructure device (2) emit a visual or acoustical signal that identifies itself, and
wherein the commissioning device is further configured to transmit a key information to the infrastructure device (2) through the second communication unit upon the input unit (8) receiving a second input operation in the form of a commissioning request for the identified infrastructure device through the input unit.

US Pat. No. 10,178,739

ASSIGNING CONTROLLABLE LUMINAIRE DEVICES TO CONTROL GROUPS

Zumtobel Lighting Inc., ...

1. A method for automatically assigning a controllable luminaire device to a control group for commonly controlling controllable luminaire devices assigned to the control group, the method comprising:determining a sensor value from a sensor unit assigned to the controllable luminaire device, and
assigning the controllable luminaire device to the control group based on the sensor value,
wherein the sensor value relates to a group of sensor value types, comprising:
a movement value,
an orientation value with respect to the geomagnetic poles,
an acceleration value, and
an ambient air pressure value.

US Pat. No. 10,425,243

COMMISSIONING DEVICE FOR COMMISSIONING INSTALLED BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DEVICES

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A commissioning device for commissioning building technology devices installed on and/or in buildings, the commissioning device comprising:a mobile handheld communication terminal;
at least one optical sensor on the mobile handheld communication terminal configured to obtain spatial images containing spatial information of three dimensions and to receive optical communication signals emitted from a plurality of building technology devices, at least one said building technology device comprising an operating device for a luminaire, and the at least one optical sensor comprising a 3D camera having a first optical lens and a second optical lens with a separate image sensor element for each lens, wherein the second optical lens observes the same area as the first optical lens from a different angle;
a positioning sensor; and
at least one processing unit configured to process received optical communication signals, to process the spatial images and to evaluate the output from the positioning sensor to determine an absolute position and an orientation of the commissioning device,
wherein the at least one processing unit is configured to compute a spatial position of the building technology device by processing the produced spatial images and by evaluating the spatial information and the determined position and orientation of the commissioning device, wherein the at least one processing unit is configured to process the optical communication signals received from the building technology device in order to obtain information identifying the building technology device, and wherein the at least one processing unit is configured to associate the computed spatial position of the building technology device with the processed optical communication signals in order to associate a physical position of the installed business technology device with a logical network and/or lighting bus address; and
further wherein the at least one processing unit further associates the associated information with a location in a digital building plan, stored in a storage unit functionally connected to the at least one processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,502,617

MULTI-CHANNEL LIGHT SENSOR

Zumtobel Lighting Inc., ...

1. Multi-channel light sensor (2) adapted to detect a plurality of different light intensities comprisinga) a fragmented lens (3), and
b) a camera sensor (5) adapted to detect visible light;
c) wherein the fragmented lens (3) comprises lens elements (4); and
d) wherein each lens element (4) is adapted to direct visible light from a spatial area onto the camera sensor (5) such that the light intensities of different spatial areas are spatially resolved on the camera sensor (5),
wherein the lens elements each have a different optical axis, so that they direct the light from different spatial areas to different corresponding areas of the camera sensor,
wherein the fragmented lens (3) is a Fresnel lens, and wherein the lens elements (4) correspond to different sections of the Fresnel lens.

US Pat. No. 10,225,911

EMERGENCY SIGNALING FOR POWER OVER ETHERNET SYSTEMS

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A power supply module adapted for use in a power over Ethernet (PoE) system, wherein the power supply module is configured to:supply, during a detection phase, at least a first voltage via a data cable to an operation module for operating lighting means, and
detect, during the detection phase, whether the operation module is arranged for being supplied with a supply voltage via the data cable during an operation phase,
supply, during a classification phase, a second voltage via the data cable to the operation module,
detect, during the classification phase, whether the operation module is arranged for operating the lighting means in an emergency operation mode, and
supply, in the operation phase, the operation module with the supply voltage via the data cable, and, wherein
the power supply module only performs the classification phase and the operation phase, if it is detected, during the detection phase, that the operation module is arranged for being supplied with the supply voltage via the data cable,
the power supply module performs the operation phase after the classification phase, and
the second voltage is higher than the first voltage, but lower than the supply voltage.