US Patent No. 10,973,106

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DIRECTING A LIGHTING FIXTURE IN A VENUE


Patent No. 10,973,106
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Systems And Methods Of Directing A Lighting Fixture In A Venue
Inventorship Chelsea Sanders, Middleton, WI (US)
Christopher Mizerak, Oceanside, CA (US)
Dan Duffy, Middleton, WI (US)
Matt Halberstadt, Middleton, WI (US)
Assignee Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., Middleton, WI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,106

1. A method of directing a lighting fixture in a venue, the method comprising:pairing a user device with a three-dimensional model space that represents a physical space of the venue;
indicating, with the user device, a lighting beam destination in the physical space of the venue using a position and an orientation of the user device in the physical space of the venue;
converting, with an electronic processor, the indicated lighting beam destination into coordinates in the three-dimensional model space;
determining, with the electronic processor, a lighting fixture orientation value to direct a lighting beam of the lighting fixture to the lighting beam destination in the physical space of the venue based on the coordinates of the lighting beam destination in the three-dimensional model space; and
controlling, with the electronic processor, actuation of a motor associated with the lighting fixture to move the lighting fixture to a lighting fixture orientation in the physical space of the venue based on the lighting fixture orientation value.