US Patent No. 10,433,400

SYSTEM TO DETERMINE THE PLACEMENT OF SMART LIGHT EMITTERS


Patent No. 10,433,400
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title System To Determine The Placement Of Smart Light Emitters
Inventorship Charles Calvin Byers, Wheaton, IL (US)
Joseph M. Clarke, Cary, NC (US)
Gonzalo A. Salgueiro, Raleigh, NC (US)
M. David Hanes, Lewisville, NC (US)
Assignee Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,400

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:determining a target lighting pattern based on an instruction for a smart lighting effect;
retrieving from a database, based on the instruction, information identifying a first plurality of smart lights to activate as part of the smart lighting effect, wherein the database comprises a plurality of geographic locations relating to a second plurality of smart lights, and wherein the first plurality of smart lights is a subset of the second plurality of smart lights;
determining a plurality of network addresses for the first plurality of smart lights, based on the retrieved information;
generating a lighting effect command relating to the first plurality of smart lights, based on the target lighting pattern and the plurality of network addresses; and
transmitting the lighting effect command to create the smart lighting effect, wherein the first plurality of smart lights is configured to be activated in a manner consistent with the smart lighting effect, based on the lighting effect command.