US Patent No. 10,368,425

LIGHTING SYSTEM, METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SCHEDULE INFORMATION IN LIGHTING SYSTEM, AND OPERATION TERMINAL


Patent No. 10,368,425
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Lighting System, Method For Transmitting Schedule Information In Lighting System, And Operation Terminal
Inventorship Yuka Hatano, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,425

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of lighting devices;
a plurality of lighting controllers each of which controls a lighting state of at least one lighting device included in the plurality of lighting devices; and
an operation terminal configured to control the plurality of lighting controllers, wherein:
the operation terminal includes:
a storage configured to store identification information of each of the plurality of lighting controllers;
a communication circuit configured to perform wireless communication with the plurality of lighting controllers; and
a terminal controller configured to transmit schedule information for each of the plurality of lighting devices to the plurality of lighting controllers via the communication circuit, the schedule information indicating a lighting state and a time point or a time period which are associated with each other, and
the terminal controller is configured to:
obtain identification information of a current lighting controller currently connected to the operation terminal from the current lighting controller via the communication circuit;
confirm, based on the identification information, that the current lighting controller is identical to a target lighting controller to which the schedule information for a target lighting device is to be transmitted; and
then transmit the schedule information for the target lighting device to the current lighting controller.