US Patent No. 10,251,245

AUTOMATIC MAPPING OF DEVICES IN A DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING NETWORK


Patent No. 10,251,245
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Automatic Mapping Of Devices In A Distributed Lighting Network
Inventorship John Roberts, Durham, NC (US)
Joseph P. Chobot, Morrisville, NC (US)
Assignee Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,245

1. A method comprising:obtaining a plurality of distance measurements between a plurality of lighting fixtures and a non-lighting fixture device;
verifying the existence of distance measurements between each lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures and the non-lighting fixture device;
determining a distance measurement for any lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures not having the distance measurement;
processing the plurality of distance measurements to assign coordinates to each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures, wherein the coordinates indicate a relative location of each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures with respect to one another; and
facilitating registration of the coordinates assigned to a subset of the plurality of lighting fixtures to a coordinate space to obtain registered coordinates for each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures, wherein the registered coordinates indicate a location of a lighting fixture in the coordinate space that corresponds to a floorplan of a structure such that each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures in the subset of the plurality of lighting fixtures is coordinated with respect to each other and the floorplan of the structure via a drag-and-drop operation with respect to the floorplan via a user interface of the non-lighting fixture device, thereby facilitating the registration of the coordinates.