Patents by Inventor REMCO MAGIELSE

REMCO MAGIELSE has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200329546
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling a plurality of lighting devices to emit light, the controller comprising: a lighting interface for transmitting control commands to each of the plurality of lighting device in order to control the plurality of lighting devices; and a controller configured to: obtain orientation information indicative of an orientation of a user device and based thereon determine the orientation of the user device; obtain location information indicative of a location of the user device and based thereon determine the location of the user device; process the determined orientation of the user device and the determined location of the user device to determine one or more lighting settings for one or more of the plurality of lighting devices; and selectively control, via the lighting interface, the one or more lighting devices to emit light in accordance with the one or more determined lighting settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: HUGO JOSE KRAJNC, REMCO MAGIELSE
  • Publication number: 20200323069
    Abstract: A presence simulation system comprises a user interface (32), a profile generator (34) and a presence simulator (35). The profile generator (34) is configured to generate in electronic storage a plurality of virtual occupant profiles (22) according to profile creation inputs received via the user interface (32), each virtual occupant profile comprising user-defined virtual occupant identity data. The presence simulator (35) is configured to generate a sequence of simulated control actions, by applying a behaviour simulation algorithm to the user-defined virtual occupant identity data of the electronically-stored virtual occupant profile. A lighting controller (40) configured to vary at least one characteristic of light emitted by at least one luminaire according to the sequence of simulated control actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: DANIEL MARIN GOERGEN, REMCO MAGIELSE, LEENDERT TEUNIS ROZENDAAL
  • Patent number: 10772178
    Abstract: According to one aspect disclosed herein, there is provided a lighting control system for controlling one or more luminaires of a lighting system to illuminate an environment, the lighting control system comprising: an interface for sending control commands to the luminaires; an automation component configured to: automatically control, via the interface, the luminaires according to a set of one or more automation rules stored in a memory accessible by the lighting control system; and a suppression component configured to: process data pertaining to a user in the environment from at least one data source to monitor activity exhibited by the user in the environment; detect a condition of increased user stress based on the activity monitoring; identify at least one of the automation rules as a potential cause of the increased user stress; and suppress or modify the identified automation rule for at least one of the luminaires based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Marjolein Dimmie Van Der Zwaag, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jonathan David Mason, Philip Steven Newton, Remco Magielse
  • Patent number: 10772177
    Abstract: A lighting script—for use by a lighting controller to control at least one luminaire to render illumination effects, as the video content is outputted in a space illuminated by the at least one luminaire, synchronously with the outputting of the video content—is generated as follows. Frame image data of the video content is processed to determine at least one color palette of the frame image data. A sequence of illumination effects—to be rendered during the outputting of the video content and which is modifiable by a user—is displayed to the user. The displayed sequence conveys at least one illumination color derived from the determined color palette to be rendered in at least one of the illumination effects. The generated lighting script is for rendering the modified sequence of illumination effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Mason, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Philip Steven Newton, Remco Magielse, Bas Driesen, Marjolein Dimmie Van Der Zwaag, Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven
  • Patent number: 10736202
    Abstract: A method of controlling a luminaire at a first physical location in a physical space to render a lighting effect in the physical space, the method being performed by a control device and comprising steps of: receiving at least one data object for use in rendering the lighting effect, the data object defining at least one virtual object comprising an influence value for the virtual object and a coordinate vector denoting a virtual location of the virtual object in a virtual space; determining the first physical location of the luminaire in the physical space from a map of the physical space; determining a separation between the first physical location of the luminaire and a second physical location in the physical space corresponding to the virtual location of the virtual object in the virtual space; and controlling at least one characteristic of light emitted by the luminaire as a function of the determined separation and the influence value for the virtual object, thereby rendering the lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Bas Driesen
  • Patent number: 10728989
    Abstract: A controller for a lighting system, the lighting system comprising one or more luminaires associated with a lighting channel; the controller comprising: a script interpreter configured to interpret a lighting script for rendering on the luminaires; an effect impact determining module configured to determine a visual impact level of each of the lighting effects if rendered as defined by the lighting script unmodified; a script modifier configured to selectively generate, based on the visual impact levels, effect modification data for modifying the visual impact level of at least one of the lighting effects; a lighting controller configured to control the luminaires associated with the lighting channel to render versions of the lighting effects defined by the lighting script, wherein the lighting controller is configured to use the effect modification data to render a modified version of the at least one lighting effect having the modified visual impact level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jacobus Dingenis Machiel Van Boven, Remco Magielse, Gerardus Wilhelmus Theodorus Van Der Heijden
  • Publication number: 20200214112
    Abstract: A method of controlling illumination emitted by one or more illumination sources of a lighting system, the method comprising automatically performing operations of: receiving from a speech recognition system a first input indicative of a first speech command; in response to the first input, controlling the lighting system to transition from a first state comprising a first value of a parameter of the illumination to a second state comprising a second value of the parameter; receiving from the speech recognition system a second input indicative of a second speech command, the second input indicating that the second speech command specifies a further change in the parameter; mapping the second input to an adjustment defined at least in part based on the first and second values of the parameter; and controlling the lighting system to transition from the second state to a further adjusted state by adjusting the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: REMCO MAGIELSE
  • Patent number: 10701781
    Abstract: A method of programming a respective rule for controlling lighting in each of one or more zones each being occupiable by a user. The method comprises: detecting that a user has actuated one or more actuators serving a zone presently occupied by the user; receiving a user selection through a user interface of a user terminal, to select one or more illumination sources arranged to illuminate the zone presently occupied by the user; and 5 based on this detection and user selection, automatically programming a respective rule into a memory in association with the one or more actuators, the rule specifying how the illumination emitted by the one or more selected illumination sources is to be controlled as a function of a subsequent instance of said user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Walter Slegers, Remco Magielse
  • Publication number: 20200168220
    Abstract: A method of using speech recognition to control a utility, comprising: receiving a speech command spoken by a user and captured by at least one microphone; processing the speech command in order to automatically recognize and enact an intention of the user in each of a sequence of spoken elements in the command, the elements having an order from first to last in time, with at least one of the elements indicating an intention of the user to control the utility and a further one or more of the elements each specifying a respective parameter of the control intended by the user; and after the speaking of the first element in the voice command but prior to enacting the last element of the command, controlling illumination emitted by one or more luminaires of a lighting system to provide feedback to the user regarding the processing of the speech command, wherein the utility comprises one of: heating, air conditioning, ventilation, a window treatment, or play-out of media from an entertainment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: REMCO MAGIELSE, GEORGE FREDERIC YIANNI
  • Publication number: 20200170094
    Abstract: A system (1) is configured to receive device control information. The device control information specifies how devices, e.g. lights, should be controlled. The device control information may identify specific devices or specify device requirements, for example. The system is further configured to form a group of identified devices by analyzing the device control information, the identified devices of the group being controlled similarly according to the device control information. The system is also configured to transmit at least one message comprising an identifier of the group to allow the identified devices to be configured to carry out one or more commands comprising the identifier when receiving such one or more commands. The at least one message identifies the identified devices of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: REMCO MAGIELSE, DZMITRY VIKTOROVICH ALIAKSEYEU
  • Patent number: 10667346
    Abstract: A method for configuring a lighting system including one or more sensors for controlling one or more lighting units for providing illumination of an area. The method allows a target area to be determined for a particular sensing function, and then determines suitable sensor locations based on a mapping derived from an image of the area in question. The target area can be determined based on recognition of relevant objects such as doors and window for example. The sensor location or locations may be selected from existing sensor locations which may be integrated with a luminaire, or new sensor locations may be proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Deixler, Remco Magielse
  • Publication number: 20200128653
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a lighting system, the controller comprising: an interface arranged to communicate with one or more luminaires at a location to be illuminated; a memory arranged to store information, the information comprising a first illumination status of the location, and information of a first command causing the location to adopt the first illumination status; the interface further arranged to receive a second command comprising an instruction for the at least one luminaire to illuminate the location in accordance with a second illumination status which differs from the first illumination status; and a processor configured to determine whether to execute the second command based upon a comparison between a value associated with the first command and a value associated with the second command, the processor configured to calculate the value associated with the first command based upon a priority level value of the first command and a relevance factor associated with the first command, at a ti
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Remco MAGIELSE, Leendert Teunis ROZENDAAL, Daniel Martin GÖRGEN, Michel VAN DE WETERING
  • Patent number: 10625153
    Abstract: A lighting controller for controlling illumination emitted by one or more luminaires to accompany a video game. When a first event occurs during gameplay, the controller receives an indication of an identified type of the first event from amongst a set of predefined event types, and based on this controls the illumination to produce a first lighting effect to accompany the first event during the gameplay phase. When a second event of the same type occurs in a non-gameplay phase of the video game, the controller receives an indication of this also. Based on identifying that the events are the same type, but that the video game is in the non-gameplay phase rather than the gameplay phase, the controller controls the illumination to produce a second lighting effect to accompany the occurrence of the second event during the non-gameplay phase, this effect being visibly distinct from the first lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Dingenis Machiel Van Boven, Remco Magielse, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jonathan David Mason, Sanae Chraibi
  • Patent number: 10631379
    Abstract: A method of controlling a plurality of luminaires of a lighting system. The method comprising: capturing with an imaging device, by a user adopting a stationary position, at least one image of the luminaires in a predominant field of view of the user in the stationary position; processing the at least one image to determine the predominant field of view of the user in the stationary position and a location of each of the luminaires relative to the determined predominant field of view of the user; and controlling the luminaires of the lighting system to emit illumination, based on their determined locations relative to the predominant field of view of the user in the stationary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Deixler, Remco Magielse, Peter Rijskamp
  • Patent number: 10595379
    Abstract: A lighting control system and method for controlling a plurality of lighting units wherein an image of a space including the lighting units is obtained, and certain non-lighting objects in the space are identified. The objects can be associated with light settings, and the relative position of lighting units to the objects allows the lighting units to be selectively associated with those light settings also. Linking of lighting units, non-lighting objects, and control settings in this way arranged can be achieved with minimal user input, and provides improved control of lighting in an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Peter Deixler
  • Patent number: 10582592
    Abstract: A lighting system controller, a lighting system control method and software program product are provided for controlling a lighting device based on a trigger signal, such as a presence detection signal from a presence sensor. Instead of switching the lighting device to a fixed light setting at all times when the trigger signal is received, the initial light output of the lighting device is determined. The lighting device is then controlled according to a fixed light setting (e.g. white light at full brightness) if the determined initial light output is within a predetermined range, and else it is controlled according to a function relative to the determined initial light output. For example, if the lighting device is participating in a romantic scene emitting predominantly red light the lighting device may switch to reddish white light instead of the full white light and/or the brightness level of the light is lowered compared to the fixed light setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Antonie Leonardus Johannes Kamp, Leendert Teunis Rozendaal
  • Publication number: 20200045796
    Abstract: A method for configuring a lighting system including one or more sensors for controlling one or more lighting units for providing illumination of an area. The method allows a target area to be determined for a particular sensing function, and then determines suitable sensor locations based on a mapping derived from an image of the area in question. The target area can be determined based on recognition of relevant objects such as doors and window for example. The sensor location or locations may be selected from existing sensor locations which may be integrated with a luminaire, or new sensor locations may be proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: PETER DEIXLER, REMCO MAGIELSE
  • Patent number: 10542611
    Abstract: According to one aspect disclosed herein, there is provided a method of controlling a lighting system comprising a first plurality of luminaires located in a first environment and a second plurality of luminaires located in a second environment, the method comprising steps of: receiving a first user input pattern at a light switch of the lighting system operatively coupled to the first plurality of luminaires; determining at least one parameter of a lighting scene being rendered by the first plurality of luminaires when the first user input pattern is received; storing an indication of the first user input pattern in association with the determined at least one parameter; receiving a second user input pattern at the or another light switch of the lighting system, operatively coupled to the second plurality of luminaires; comparing the received second user input pattern with the stored indication of the first user input pattern to determine if the second user input pattern matches the first user input pattern;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Hugo Jose Krajnc
  • Patent number: 10542598
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises one or more luminaires for illuminating an environment, each luminaire comprising at least one lamp controllable to emit configurable illumination. A set of configuration data (20?) is retrieved from a memory, the set of configuration data for a group of one or more of the lamps in the lighting system, the set of configuration data defining an initial lighting scene for rendering by the group of lamps. It is detected when at least one of the lamps in the lighting system is emitting illumination that would disrupt the initial lighting scene and at least one characteristic of the disruptive illumination is determined. The set of configuration data is modified based on the determined characteristic to account for the disruptive illumination. One or more lamps of the group are controlled, via the control interface, to render a modified lighting scene defined by the modified set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hugo Jose Krajnc, Remco Magielse
  • Publication number: 20200022238
    Abstract: A controller for a lighting system, the lighting system comprising one or more luminaires associated with a lighting channel; the controller comprising: a script interpreter configured to interpret a lighting script for rendering on the luminaires; an effect impact determining module configured to determine a visual impact level of each of the lighting effects if rendered as defined by the lighting script unmodified; a script modifier configured to selectively generate, based on the visual impact levels, effect modification data for modifying the visual impact level of at least one of the lighting effects; a lighting controller configured to control the luminaires associated with the lighting channel to render versions of the lighting effects defined by the lighting script, wherein the lighting controller is configured to use the effect modification data to render a modified version of the at least one lighting effect having the modified visual impact level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: DZMITRY VIKTOROVICH ALIAKSEYEU, JACOBUS DINGENIS MACHIEL VAN BOVEN, REMCO MAGIELSE, GERARDUS WILHELMUS THEODORUS VAN DER HEIJDEN