US Patent No. 10,251,246

CONNECTED LIGHTING NETWORK ARCHITECTURE


Patent No. 10,251,246
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Connected Lighting Network Architecture
Inventorship Vimlesh Shukla, Vernon Hills, IL (US)
Alan Sarkisian, Marblehead, MA (US)
Assignee OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wilmington, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,246

1. A system having a plurality of multi-channel lighting fixtures that communicate over a network, the system comprising:a controller configured to send a first query message over the network to a first multi-channel lighting fixture in the plurality of multi-channel lighting fixtures; and
the first multi-channel lighting fixture, wherein the first multi-channel lighting fixture accesses one or more services to communicate with the controller and is configured to send a first reply message over the network to the controller in response to receiving the first query message;
wherein the controller is further configured to tally a number of reply messages received from the first multi-channel lighting fixture to determine a connectivity health of the first multi-channel lighting fixture.