US Patent No. 9,999,111

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SETTINGS OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PERCEPTIBLE OUTPUT


Patent No. 9,999,111
Issue Date June 12, 2018
Title Apparatus And Method For Providing Settings Of A Control System For Implementing A Spatial Distribution Of Perceptible Output
Inventorship Roel Peter Geert Cuppen, Eindhoven (NL)
Pieter Johannes Hendrikus Seuntiens, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,999,111

1. Apparatus for providing settings of a control system, which control system is configured to control at least one output device positioned in the physical space and to maintain in memory data representative of locations of the output device in the physical space, the apparatus comprising:an input device for obtaining user input specifying only a relative direction, based on a reference point, of the at least one output device, and wherein the input device includes at least one component for manipulation by a user to position at least a first point on the component to specify the relative direction of the at least one output device and a sensor arrangement arranged to detect an angular co-ordinate of the first point about at least one axis through a second point of the input device, the angular co-ordinate indicating the relative direction associated with the one output device and
a processing unit to form a spatial distribution, independent of any physical environment in an actual physical environment of the user, of perceptible output from the one output device, using the one output device's relative direction and the detected angular co-ordinate data, and configuring the at least one component for manipulation of the input device to enable control of the one output device based on the detected angular co-ordinate data.