US Patent No. 10,433,404


Patent No. 10,433,404
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Secure Network Commissioning For Lighting Systems
Inventorship Karl Jonsson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US)
Jeffrey Zehler, El Dorado Hills, CA (US)
Assignee ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING INC., Highland, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,404

1. A commissioning device for commissioning a network-capable infrastructure device (2) having a first communication unit and a second communication unit that is physically separate from the first communication unit, the second communication unit communicating wirelessly by visual light communication or acoustic communication, the commissioning device including:a commissioning communication unit (6) configured to communicate with a second communication unit (4) of the infrastructure device (2) by at least one of visual light communication and acoustic communication,
a display unit (7) configured to display an icon representing the infrastructure device (2), and
an input unit (8) configured to accept an input operation to select the displayed infrastructure device (2), and
wherein the commissioning device is configured to transmit a command to the selected infrastructure device (2) through the second communication unit upon accepting the input operation, and the command makes the selected infrastructure device (2) emit a visual or acoustical signal that identifies itself, and
wherein the commissioning device is further configured to transmit a key information to the infrastructure device (2) through the second communication unit upon the input unit (8) receiving a second input operation in the form of a commissioning request for the identified infrastructure device through the input unit.