US Patent No. 10,264,516

NETWORK DISCOVERY WITH TOUCHLINK OPTION


Patent No. 10,264,516
Issue Date April 16, 2019
Title Network Discovery With Touchlink Option
Inventorship Franciscus Wilhelmus Adrianus Alphonsus Van Leeuwen, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,264,516

1. A wireless touchlink target device for controlling network and device discovery in a ZigBee Light Link network, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to initiate a network discovery search scan over a plurality of different channels in order to transmit a beacon request command from said device on each of said plurality of different channels and wait for a beacon response during a first duration on each of said plurality of different channels, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to perform network discovery for obtaining a Medium Access Control association, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to initiate, during said network discovery search scan, at least one intermittent switch to a device discovery listening mode in which said wireless touchlink target device listens on a predetermined channel for a second duration to allow receipt of a scan request command for device discovery by a touchlink initiator device, and wherein said wireless touchlink target device is configured to allow the one intermittent switch to be in device discovery listening mode while simultaneously performing said network discovery search scan over a single continuous period.