US Patent No. 10,194,513

LIGHT FIXTURE AS AN ACCESS POINT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK


Patent No. 10,194,513
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Light Fixture As An Access Point In A Communication Network
Inventorship Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena, Manlius, NY (US)
Joseph Michael Manahan, Manlius, NY (US)
Assignee EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED, Dublin (IE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,513

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of light fixture components used in an operation of a plurality of light fixtures; and
at least one controller that controls and communicates with the plurality of light fixture components,
wherein the at least one controller, subsequent to initial operation of the plurality of light fixtures, is further communicably coupled with a first independent component, wherein the first independent component is unassociated with the operation of the plurality of light fixtures, wherein a first communication transmitted between the at least one controller and the first independent component comprises information that is unassociated with the operation of the plurality of light fixtures,
wherein the first independent component, when introduced, is unknown to the at least one controller, and
wherein the first independent component, after being introduced, is known to the at least one controller.