I want to patent my product which does something based on your proximity to it, using your smartphone's GPS.
I'm searching for existing patents, and I found this one which is about an LED light, using a similar concept for the proximity bit.
My product has nothing to do with lighting.
But I noticed in the above patent, it has a line about communicating with the smartphone:
The communications and processing functions can also be integrated into other household and commercial electrical devices, such as wall outlets, light switches, plug in timers, appliances, and the like.
Does that mean, this existing patent covers all other products which involve changing behavior based on proximity using smartphone GPS?
Or since my product is not about lighting, can I still patent it?