US 11,655,970 B2
Methods for configuring light fixtures with programmable drivers
Benjamin M. Suttles, McDonough, GA (US); Patrick M. Tweel, Atlanta, GA (US); Nicholas A. Ratliff, Crawfordsville, IN (US); Elías Aurelio Romero Saldívar, Nuevo León (MX); and Theodore R. Blumstein, Burford, GA (US)
Assigned to ABL IP Holding LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by ABL IP Holding LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Sep. 8, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/469,037.
Application 17/469,037 is a division of application No. 15/930,792, filed on May 13, 2020, granted, now 11,384,928.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/849,419, filed on May 17, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0404641 A1, Dec. 30, 2021
Int. Cl. F21V 23/00 (2015.01); F21V 23/06 (2006.01); H05B 47/10 (2020.01); H05K 1/14 (2006.01); H05K 1/18 (2006.01); F21S 8/06 (2006.01); F21Y 103/10 (2016.01); F21V 21/005 (2006.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01)
CPC F21V 23/008 (2013.01) [F21S 8/06 (2013.01); F21V 23/06 (2013.01); H05B 47/10 (2020.01); H05K 1/142 (2013.01); H05K 1/181 (2013.01); F21V 21/005 (2013.01); F21Y 2103/10 (2016.08); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08); H05K 2201/10106 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10522 (2013.01); H05K 2201/209 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of configuring a light fixture, the method comprising:
obtaining one or more programmable drivers, wherein the one or more programmable drivers are configured to receive power and drive light sources in the light fixture;
receiving configuration information for the light fixture, wherein the configuration information specifies at least one behavior or setting for the one or more programmable drivers;
parsing the configuration information to determine configuration instructions for programming the one or more programmable drivers in accordance with the configuration information;
electrically coupling the one or more programmable drivers into a programming fixture;
providing the configuration instructions to the one or more programmable drivers through the programming fixture in order to program the one or more programmable drivers; and
coupling the one or more programmed programmable drivers to the light fixture, wherein coupling the one or more programmed programmable drivers comprise electrically coupling the one or more programmed programmable drivers to the light fixture in order to drive the light sources of the light fixture based on the configuration information.