US 9,814,117 B2
Systems and apparatus for automatically deriving and modifying personal preferences applicable to multiple controllable lighting networks
Damien Loveland, Richmond, CA (US); A. J. W. A Vermuelen, Drachtster Compagnie (NL); Ian Ashdown, West Vancouver (CA); and Louis Ketelaars, Breda (NL)
Assigned to PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 13/377,359
Filed by Damien Loveland, Richmond, CA (US); A. J. W. A Vermuelen, Drachtster Compagnie (NL); Ian Ashdown, West Vancouver (CA); and Louis Ketelaars, Breda (NL)
PCT Filed May 18, 2010, PCT No. PCT/IB2010/052211
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Mar. 6, 2012,
PCT Pub. No. WO2010/143089, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 16, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/185,329, filed on Jun. 9, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2012/0169249 A1, Jul. 5, 2012
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/0245 (2013.01) 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for deriving personal preferences related to multiple controllable lighting networks, the system comprising:
at least one processor configured to execute an awareness module and an inference engine, wherein the awareness module detects: an identifier of a user, a plurality of lighting adjustments to the multiple controllable lighting networks requested by the user and not in response to a system-initiated change, an environmental context corresponding to each of the plurality of lighting adjustments, and a duration of a presence of the user after at least one lighting adjustment, and
wherein the inference engine analyzes the detected plurality of lighting adjustments and the corresponding environmental contexts to identify a correlation between the detected plurality of lighting adjustments requested by the user and the corresponding environmental contexts, and automatically creates and transmits at least one personal preference rule associated with the detected identifier of the associated user based on the identified correlation to a preferences database which is accessible by another processor in the multiple controllable lighting networks; and
a memory configured to store the detected plurality of lighting adjustments requested by the user and the corresponding environmental contexts, and the identifier of the associated user,
wherein if the duration of the presence of the user is below a threshold, the processor is further configured to exclude the at least one lighting adjustment requested by the user.