US Patent No. 10,143,070

AUTOMATED GROUPING OF MULTIPLE WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING LAMP UNITS WITHIN A LUMINAIRE


Patent No. 10,143,070
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Automated Grouping Of Multiple Wirelessly Communicating Lamp Units Within A Luminaire
Inventorship Peter Deixler, Valkenswaard (NL)
Leendert Teunis Rozendaal, Valkenswaard (NL)
Haimin Tao, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,070

1. A luminaire comprising a first lamp and one or more other, second lamps, the first lamp comprising:a receiving circuit configured to receive, one or more signals via a constrained signalling channel whereby propagation of the signals is constrained by a physical characteristic of the luminaire; and
a controller configured to detect, based on reception of said one or more signals via said constrained signalling channel, that the one or more other lamps are present in the same luminaire as the first lamp, and to identify the one or more second lamps based on the reception of said one or more signals.