US 10,541,752 B2
Associating a mobile device with a group
Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Heusden-Zolder (BE); Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Eindhoven (NL); and Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Eindhoven (NL)
Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 16/335,890
Filed by SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Sep. 19, 2017, PCT No. PCT/EP2017/073616
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 22, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/054894, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 29, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 16190019 (EP), filed on Sep. 22, 2016; and application No. 16191427 (EP), filed on Sep. 29, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0215062 A1, Jul. 11, 2019
Int. Cl. H04B 10/116 (2013.01); H04W 4/08 (2009.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.01)
CPC H04B 10/116 (2013.01) [H04W 4/08 (2013.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.02)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile system, comprising:
a light sensor;
a communication interface; and
at least one processor configured to use said light sensor to receive a light emission from a light source, to determine an identifier from said light emission, said identifier being associated with a group of devices, said group of devices comprising mobile devices which are receiving a light emission with said identifier, to join said group of devices, and to use said communication interface to communicate with at least one further device from said group of devices, and
wherein the at least one processor is configured to leave said group of devices when said light sensor is no longer receiving said light emission with said identifier.