US Patent No. 10,383,198

MAINTAINING A LIGHTING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,383,198
Issue Date August 13, 2019
Title Maintaining A Lighting System
Inventorship Stefan Marcus Verbrugh, Eindhoven (NL)
Engel Johannes Knibbe, Eindhoven (NL)
Johan Wilhelmus Hermanus Kuppen, Eindhoven (NL)
Johannes Cornelis Augustus Franciscus Maria Van Gardigen, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,383,198

1. A computer-implemented method of maintaining a lighting system comprising multiple luminaries installed at known locations in an environment, wherein each is configured to emit a unique luminaire identifier into the environment, the method comprising executing management code to implement the following steps:in a processor:
accessing a database, wherein the database holds multiple location identifiers, each of which identifies one of the known locations;
identifying a route through the environment based on the location identifiers, the route traversing a plurality of the known locations;
moving a photodetector along the route through the environment;
in the processor:
receiving data generated by the photodetector wherein the data conveys a sequence of the luminaire identifiers detected by the photodetector from luminaries encountered in moving along the route, the sequence being in order of detection; and
performing a database update by, for at least one luminaire identifier in the sequence: identifying its position in the sequence, and updating the database based on the at least one luminaire identifier and its identified position in the sequence.