US Patent No. 10,602,589


Patent No. 10,602,589
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Systems And Methods For Managing Environmental Conditions
Inventorship Mark Henricus Verberkt, Eindhoven (NL)
Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Beerse (BE)
Lokesh Narayan, Bangalore (IN)
Wijnand Johannes Rietman, Eindhoven (NL)
Simon Dingle, Alexandria (AU)
Jules Martinus Adrianus Gerardus De Laat, Tilburg (NL)
Sanjay Bhat, Bangalore (IN)
Tony Petrus Van Endert, Lommel (BE)
Michael Petrus Franciscus Verschoor, Geldrop (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,589

1. A system for managing environmental conditions within a physical structure, the system comprising:at least one commissioned unit configured to transmit a coded light signal comprising one or more identification codes;
an environment control device configured to receive the coded light signal from the at least one commissioned unit, to detect user input indicating one or more preferred environmental conditions, and to transmit an environment control request comprising the one or more preferred environmental conditions;
one or more processors executing an environment manager module configured to receive the environment control request, to generate an environment control command using the control request, and to transmit the environment control command to the commissioned unit, wherein the commissioned unit is further configured to alert any commissioned units with which it is linked, of changes in its own operational status and changes in the status of a zone with which it is associated; and
one or more processors executing a commissioning module configured to: localize one or more devices, the localization comprising mapping each device to at least one physical location within the physical structure; associate, in a first memory, at least one of the one or more devices with a first commissioned unit; and link the first commissioned unit with a second commissioned unit, the linking comprising associating, in a second memory, the first and second commissioned units.