US Patent No. 10,772,179

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING AND CONTROLLING CONFIGURABLE LIGHTING UNITS


Patent No. 10,772,179
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Systems And Methods For Connecting And Controlling Configurable Lighting Units
Inventorship Tomas Rodinger, Vancouver (CA)
Aliakbar Juzer Eski, Mississauga (CA)
Henry Chow, Toronto (CA)
Arash Sadr, Toronto (CA)
John Anders Ohrn, Vancouver (CA)
Gimmy Chu, Mississauga (CA)
Assignee Nanogrid Limited, Sheung Wan (HK)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,179

1. A method for layout detection performed by a controller coupled to an assembly of configurable lighting units, the method comprising:deriving an array of integers based on data indicative of coupling characteristics between individual configurable lighting units of the assembly of configurable lighting units arranged in a continuous shape through a set of one or more physical connections, such that any two potential assemblies that are geometrically distinct apart from translation or rigid-body rotation generates distinct arrays of integers, and such that any two potential assemblies that are geometrically indistinct following translation or rigid-body rotation, generates identical arrays of integers; and
storing the array of integers in a data structure encapsulated in non-transitory computer readable media residing on or in communication with the controller.