US Patent No. 10,172,217

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN ELECTRONIC ELEMENT IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC ELEMENT AND CONFIGURING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,172,217
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Method For Configuring An Electronic Element In A Lighting System, Electronic Element And Configuring System
Inventorship Cristiano De Menezes, Durham (GB)
Ian Wilson, Sunderland (GB)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,217

1. A method for configuring an electronic element (11) in a lighting system (9), the method comprises the following steps:providing a memory (120) in the electronic element (11) capable of storing configuration information when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state;
providing an electronic interface (110) for wireless communication in the electronic element based on a near field communication or a radio frequency identification communication;
retrieving the configuration information using a configuring device (12);
establishing a bidirectional channel of wireless communication between the configuring device and the electronic interface;
wirelessly transmitting energy from the configuring device to the electronic interface when the electronic element is in an unpowered state;
sending the retrieved configuration information from the configuring device (12) to the electronic interface (110) when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state;
storing the retrieved configuration information into said memory of the electronic element (11) when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state; and
after the storing step, providing power to the electronic element (11) and reading the configuration information from the memory of the electronic element (11) to configure the electronic element (11).