US Patent No. 10,172,222

UTILITY LIGHT MALFUNCTION DETERMINATION


Patent No. 10,172,222
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Utility Light Malfunction Determination
Inventorship Gopal K. Bhageria, Overland Park, KS (US)
Vijay Ekambaram, Tamilnadu (IN)
Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kolkata (IN)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,222

1. A utility light malfunction determination method comprising:receiving , by a processor of a computing device from a first hardware device, luminance data specifying current luminance levels associated with a plurality of utility light apparatuses;
receiving, by said processor from said first hardware device, location data specifying a geographical location for each utility light apparatus of said plurality of utility light apparatuses;
analyzing, by said processor, said luminance data and said location data with respect to historical luminance data and historical location data associated with said plurality of utility light apparatuses;
determining, by said processor based on results of said analyzing, a group of utility light apparatuses of said plurality of said utility light apparatuses comprising first current luminance levels differing from previous luminance levels of said group of said utility light apparatuses retrieved from said historical luminance data;
generating, by said processor, a list specifying a group of geographical locations associated with said group of said utility light apparatuses;
generating, by said processor based on said list, a map comprising said group of geographical locations;
transmitting, by said processor to a vehicle in response to said generating said map, a control signal enabling control of said vehicle such that said vehicle initiates motion and navigates towards said group of geographical locations in accordance with said map; and
retrieving, by said processor via said vehicle during travel in accordance with said map, video data associated with said group of said utility light apparatuses.