US Patent No. 10,411,826

DYNAMIC LIGHT CHANNEL


Patent No. 10,411,826
Issue Date September 10, 2019
Title Dynamic Light Channel
Inventorship Bjorn Christiaan Wouter Kaag, Heerlen (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,411,826

1. A lighting actuator for communicating data from a source node unit communicatively coupled with the lighting actuator to a data end node unit wirelessly via light waves, wherein the lighting actuator comprises:a network interface to receive a first temporary data path definition assigning the lighting actuator to embed data from the source node unit into light waves for emission to the data end node unit and a light channel configuration assigning respective light channels to a respective data end node units including the data end node unit in accordance with an application control plan coordinating operation of a plurality of lighting actuators, and
a processor to assign a light channel to the data end node unit according to the light channel configuration received by the lighting actuator, wherein data communication addressed to the data end node unit and received in accordance with the temporary data path definition is forwarded to the data end node unit using the assigned light channel.