US 9,813,383 B2
Systems and methods for re-commissioning a controlled device in a home area network
Paul E. Nagel, Draper, UT (US); and William B. West, Sandy, UT (US)
Assigned to Control4 Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Filed by Paul E. Nagel, Draper, UT (US); and William B. West, Sandy, UT (US)
Filed on Aug. 17, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/858,231.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/234,968, filed on Aug. 18, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2011/0047370 A1, Feb. 24, 2011
Int. Cl. G06F 7/04 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04L 12/12 (2006.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 63/0428 (2013.01) [H04L 12/2821 (2013.01); H04L 12/2836 (2013.01); H04L 63/061 (2013.01); H04L 67/125 (2013.01); H04L 12/12 (2013.01); H04L 12/2818 (2013.01); H04L 41/04 (2013.01); H04L 41/0654 (2013.01); H04L 41/0833 (2013.01); H04L 41/0893 (2013.01); H04L 63/126 (2013.01); Y02B 90/244 (2013.01); Y04S 20/327 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for preparing a controlled device to re-commission itself in a home area network, the method comprising:
communicating with a utility meter by an in-home display;
determining, at the in-home display, an authentication key and encryption data for communicating with the utility meter;
sending, from the in-home display, the authentication key and encryption data to a controlled device using a ZigBee Home Automation profile;
determining, at the in-home display, a set of translation rules that translate an objective received in a message from the utility meter into directive control functions specific to the controlled device, wherein the objective comprises a request to reduce power consumption without specifying tasks to reduce the power consumption, and wherein the directive control functions comprise tasks that reduce the power consumption;
sending, from the in-home display, the set of translation rules to the controlled device;
determining new translation rules on the in-home display in response to a user preference on the controlled device being changed;
receiving the message from the utility meter;
translating the message into control instructions specific to the controlled device, wherein the control instructions cause the controlled device to comply with the message; and
sending the control instructions to the controlled device.