US Patent No. 10,264,435

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT INDICATORS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK


Patent No. 10,264,435
Issue Date April 16, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Providing Acknowledgement Indicators In A Wireless Communication Network
Inventorship Bozena Erdmann, Eindhoven (NL)
Koen Johanna Guillaume Holtman, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,264,435

1. A resource restricted user-operated device providing control commands over a wireless acknowledgement-based communication network to a destination device upon actuation by a user wherein the resource restricted user-operated device receives user input to trigger a user-perceivable reaction of the user-operated device or a system controlled by it, the resource restricted user-operated device comprising:a detector configured to detect an actuation pattern of the user-operated device upon actuation of a user;a processing unit, wherein the processing unit is configured to:compare the detected actuation pattern with a predetermined pattern;
generate an acknowledgement indicator for transmission to the wireless acknowledgement-based communication network indicative of a successful or unsuccessful transmission of a previously sent control command to the destination device in dependence of a comparison result of the actuation pattern with the predetermined pattern; and
wherein the detector comprises a capacitor adapted to store energy harvested during actuation of the user-operated device by a user and to discharge at a predetermined rate; wherein the detector is further adapted to determine a residual charge in the capacitor upon actuation by a user; and wherein the processing unit is further configured to generate the acknowledgement indicator in dependence of a value of the residual charge.