US Patent No. 10,973,110

WIRELESS TOOL AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING, TESTING, AND SETTING UP LIGHTING FIXTURES


Patent No. 10,973,110
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Wireless Tool And Methods For Controlling, Testing, And Setting Up Lighting Fixtures
Inventorship Gary Fails, Tappan, NY (US)
Paul Kleissler, Englewood, NJ (US)
Matteo Vigni, Kearny, NJ (US)
Assignee CITY THEATRICAL, INC., Carlstadt, NJ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,110

1. A method for applying configuration settings to multiple fixtures, the method comprising:mating a hardware device with a first fixture to be controlled, the hardware device comprising a fixture communication interface for communicating with the fixture and an application communication interface for communicating wirelessly with a user interface device;
providing a user interface device in wireless communication with the application communication interface of the hardware device;
retrieving, from a database, a first configuration data profile compatible with the first fixture;
transmitting the first configuration data profile to the hardware device by way of the application communication interface;
applying the first configuration data profile selected to the first fixture at the fixture communication interface;
detaching the hardware device from the first fixture and mating the hardware device with a second fixture to be controlled;
retrieving, from the database, a second configuration data profile compatible with the second fixture;
transmitting the second configuration data profile to the hardware device by way of the application communication interface; and
applying the second configuration data profile selected to the second fixture at the fixture communication interface.