US Patent No. 10,271,408


Patent No. 10,271,408
Issue Date April 23, 2019
Title User Interface With Position Awareness
Inventorship Engel Johannes Knibbe, Heeze (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,271,408

1. A user interface device (UID) for controlling one or more lighting systems having one or more light sources, the UID comprising:a sensor determines a location of the UID in relation to said one or more lighting systems, said sensor determines said location based on information carried in one or more signals emitted by the one or more light sources, said one or more light sources measures at least one of a strength and a time of flight of a UID signal from said UID and sends said measured at least one of strength and time of flight of said UID signal to the UID which determines said location of the UID, wherein the one or more light sources communicate wirelessly with the UID: and
a controller determines at least a nearest light source of said one or more lighting systems relative to said location of said UID and controls at least one lighting attribute of said nearest light source in accordance with said location based on parameters, presets or modes of operation associated with the nearest light source or with a group of light sources including the nearest light source.