US Patent No. 10,143,053

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING FUNCTIONALITY OF LIGHTING DEVICES


Patent No. 10,143,053
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Method And System For Controlling Functionality Of Lighting Devices
Inventorship Brian M. Wilson, Syracuse, NY (US)
Joseph R. Casper, Syracuse, NY (US)
Christopher D. Nolan, Syracuse, NY (US)
Assignee Cooper Lighting, LLC, Cleveland, OH (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,053

1. A lighting device control system for controlling one or more lighting devices, the system comprising:a first lighting device comprising:
a communication interface;
an optical radiation source; and
a fixture controller comprising a processor and memory device, wherein the memory device contains programming instructions configured to cause the first lighting device to:
receive, via the communication interface, a signal indicating that a portable electronic device is in a proximate communication range of the communication interface,
receive, via the communication interface, a light operation request from the portable electronic device, wherein the light operation request comprises one or more settings for one or more optical characteristics of light that the optical radiation source may emit,
determine whether the portable electronic device is authorized to cause the optical radiation source to implement the light operation request, and
in response to determining that the portable electronic device is authorized to submit the light operation request, cause the optical radiation source to emit light that exhibits the one or more settings for the one or more optical characteristics.