US Patent No. 10,670,246

FOLLOW SPOT CONTROL SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,670,246
Issue Date June 02, 2020
Title Follow Spot Control System
Inventorship Martin Farnik, Roznov pod Radhostem (CZ)
Pavel Jurik, Prostredni Becva (CZ)
Josef Valchar, Prostredni Becva (CZ)
Jindrich Vavrik, Zubri (CZ)
Jiri Zatopek, Valasske Mezirici (CZ)
Assignee Robe Lighting s.r.o., Roznov pod Radhostem (CZ)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,670,246

1. A follow spot controller, comprising:a memory;
a processor electrically coupled to the memory, configured to execute instructions received from the memory;
a mounting mechanism configured to mount a follow spot controller for motion in at least pan and tilt axes of movement; and
a communication interface electrically coupled to the processor, the communication interface comprising:
a first communication link configured to communicate with a lighting control desk; and
a second communication link configured to communicate unidirectionally with an automated luminaire,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
receive control parameters sent to the automated luminaire from the lighting control desk,
sense a physical orientation of the mounting mechanism in the at least pan and tilt axes of movement,
create modified control parameters by replacing received pan and tilt parameters in the received control parameters with replacement pan and tilt parameters based on the sensed physical orientation of the mounting mechanism in the at least pan and tilt axes of movement, and
send the modified control parameters to the automated luminaire, the received pan and tilt parameters and the replacement pan and tilt parameters indicating physical orientations of the automated luminaire.