US Patent No. 10,798,800

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AND OPERATING A FUNCTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTS


Patent No. 10,798,800
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title System And Method For Automatically Creating And Operating A Functional Association Of Lights
Inventorship Roumanos Dableh, Oakville (CA)
Assignee JDRF Electromag Engineering Inc., Ontario (CA)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,800

1. A control device for associating with one or more neighbouring control devices based on occupancy sensors, wherein the control device comprises:a communications transceiver for sending and receiving communication signals with the one or more neighbouring control devices, that receives the signals when the one or more neighbouring control devices detects an occupancy event;
an occupancy detector that detects an occupancy event upon the presence or absence of people in the vicinity of the control device; and
a processor for calculating the time difference between the detection of an occupancy event detected by the occupancy detector and the receipt of a signal when the one or more neighbouring control devices detects an occupancy event; and determining the degree of similarity between each of the one or more neighbouring control devices and the control device and a membership of the control device in a group of control devices, wherein the processor is to operate a luminaire on the basis of the occupancy detector and on the basis of the signals received from the one or more neighbouring devices that are members of the group of control devices.