US 10,264,516 B2
Network discovery with touchlink option
Franciscus Wilhelmus Adrianus Alphonsus Van Leeuwen, Eindhoven (NL)
Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 14/421,847
Filed by SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Aug. 15, 2013, PCT No. PCT/IB2013/056663
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 16, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/030103, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 27, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/691,852, filed on Aug. 22, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0223152 A1, Aug. 6, 2015
Int. Cl. H04W 8/00 (2009.01); G08C 17/02 (2006.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 48/16 (2013.01) [G08C 17/02 (2013.01); H04W 8/005 (2013.01); H04W 84/18 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A wireless touchlink target device for controlling network and device discovery in a ZigBee Light Link network, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to initiate a network discovery search scan over a plurality of different channels in order to transmit a beacon request command from said device on each of said plurality of different channels and wait for a beacon response during a first duration on each of said plurality of different channels, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to perform network discovery for obtaining a Medium Access Control association, wherein said wireless touchlink target device is adapted to initiate, during said network discovery search scan, at least one intermittent switch to a device discovery listening mode in which said wireless touchlink target device listens on a predetermined channel for a second duration to allow receipt of a scan request command for device discovery by a touchlink initiator device, and wherein said wireless touchlink target device is configured to allow the one intermittent switch to be in device discovery listening mode while simultaneously performing said network discovery search scan over a single continuous period.