US 9,814,123 B2
Apparatus and methods for activatable lighting devices
Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Eindhoven (NL); Julian Charles Nolan, Pully (CH); Tim Dekker, Eindhoven (NL); Alexander Henricus Waltherus Van Eeuwijk, Eindhoven (NL); Philip Steven Newton, Waalre (NL); Hilbrand Vanden Wyngaert, Grobbendonk (BE); Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Eindhoven (NL); Heiko Pelzer, Erkelenz (DE); and Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Eindhoven (NL)
Assigned to PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 14/782,483
Filed by PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Apr. 2, 2014, PCT No. PCT/IB2014/060382
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 5, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/162279, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 9, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 13162549 (EP), filed on Apr. 5, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0073474 A1, Mar. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/029 (2013.01) [H05B 37/0272 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computing device, comprising:
one or more processors;
a communication interface coupled with the one or more processors; and
memory to store instructions that, in response to execution of the instructions by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
ascertain, based at least in part on a database of one or more lighting device records associated with one or more lighting devices of a lighting system, a composition of the lighting system;
determine, based on the ascertained composition, that a predetermined criterion is satisfied; and
issue, via the communication interface in response to the determination, a communication configured to facilitate activation of a deactivated lighting device function of a lighting device associated with the lighting system, wherein the deactivated lighting device function is a routine or state machine that is built into the lighting device, but that is not performable until activated.