US Pat. No. 10,021,765

INTELLIGENT SWITCH DEVICE AND CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEM THEREOF

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A intelligent switch device for controlling lighting devices within an electrical installation, so as to control the power on, off, and intensity of the illumination, the intelligent switch device comprises:a communication module;
a control module;
at least one line for connecting at least one lighting device;
a user interface; and
a power module;
wherein the communication module enables communication between other intelligent switching devices and a central control system within the electrical installation, wherein the communication module is configured by preset parameters sent by the central control system;
wherein the control module receives commands from the central control system through the communication module and from the user interface to modify the operation of the intelligent switch device;
wherein the control module detects by means of a current sensor whether a lighting device is connected to said at least one line, and detects the power consumed by said at least one line; and
wherein the power module supplies power from at least one power line of the electrical installation permanently to the intelligent switch device.

US Pat. No. 10,123,393

POWER SUPPLY FOR A TWO-WIRE SMART SWITCH AND LIGHTING LOADS THEREOF

Kleverness Incorporated, ...

1. A power supply powered by main electricity for a two-wire or three-wire smart switch, connected to at least one lighting load, to control the power on and power off of the at least one lighting load, the power supply comprises:a first low power module;
a second low power module;
a third low power module;
a high power module;
a current sensing module;
a low power lighting load adapter;
wherein:
if the smart switch has a two-wire configuration and a first one of the least one lighting load is a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is connected in parallel to the first one of the at least one lighting load and AC power from the main electricity will flow from the first one of the at least one lighting load and the low power lighting load adapter to the low power module when the first one of the least one lighting load is in an off state;
if the smart switch has a two-wire configuration and the first one of the at least one lighting load is not a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is not connected to the first one of the at least one lighting load and the AC power will flow from the first one of the at least one lighting load to the low power module when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an off state,
if the smart switch has a three-wire configuration, the AC power will flow from a neutral and a phase wires to the first low power module;
the first low power module converts the AC power from the main electricity into a first level DC voltage and outputs the first level DC voltage to the second low power module;
the second low power module converts the first level DC voltage from the first low power module into a second level DC voltage when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an off state;
the high power module turns on the at least one lighting load, when a respective one of at least one activation signal is received from an external controller module that is powered by the second low level DC voltage, and a shunt current flows out of the high power module when the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the third low power module receives the shunt current and uses it to output the first level DC voltage to the second low power module when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the second low power module converts the first level DC voltage from the third low power module into a second level DC voltage when the first one of the at least one lighting load is in an on state;
the current sensing module is powered by the second level DC voltage and converts the shunt current from the high power module into a current-voltage signal to be outputted to the external controller module.

US Pat. No. 10,201,059

METHOD FOR ANALYZING OPERATING PARAMETERS FOR LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method to analyze operating parameters in a smart switch, the method includes:sampling a voltage of a current consumption of at least one lighting device acquired by means a sensing module of the smart switch, wherein an ADC module of the smart switch converts the samples of the voltage of the current consumption to digital voltage samples;
filtering the digital voltage samples by data filtering, said data filtering comprising:
a Noise Reduction Filter, NRF, filter type
a Magnitude Filtering, FM, filter type
a Finite Impulse Response, FIR, filter type
determining the current consumption of the at least one lighting device, through an application of a polynomial interpolation to attenuate the digital voltage samples and in this way calculate a Root Mean Square, RMS, of the digital voltage sample;
wherein determining the current consumption of the at least one lighting device further comprises estimate a correct current consumption with a database of a central control system, and comparing a RMS data of the digital voltage sample against a plurality of operating variables to determine the current consumed, the comparison data is sent to the database of the central control system;
determining a type of technology of the at least one lighting device using the digital voltage samples, wherein the filtered digital voltage samples are transformed from a time domain to the frequency domain;
wherein determining the type of technology of the at least one lighting device further comprises performing a predominant frequency analysis on the transformed digital voltage samples, to identify a predominant frequency;
wherein the type of lighting technology of the lighting device is determined according to a comparison between the predominant frequency and a preset threshold frequency;
further wherein the type of lighting technology determined is sent to a database record of a central control system;
detecting an irregular behavior in the operation of the at least one lighting device, which comprises identifying harmonics by using the predominant frequency analysis;
wherein the irregular behavior in the operation of the at least one lighting device is determined according to a comparison between a number of identified harmonics and a harmonics threshold;
further wherein the identified irregular behavior is sent to a database record of a central control system;
determining and selecting a most appropriate dimming mode for the at least one lighting device, wherein the at least one lighting device is dimmed by a leading and trailing edge hybrid method during a preset percentage of AC wave cycle;
wherein determining and selecting the most appropriate dimming mode, after sampling, filtering and converting the digital voltage of the current consumption of the at least one lighting device, further comprises an abrupt current consumption analysis of the lighting device;
wherein determining and selecting the most appropriate dimming mode of the at least one lighting device further comprises determining a dimming mode by making an identification of an abrupt current consumption percentage location within a wave cycle and selecting the dimming mode according to the abrupt consumption location within the cycle;
further wherein determining and selecting the most appropriate dimming mode of the at least one selected lighting device is sent to the database record of the central control system.

US Pat. No. 10,201,064

POWER SUPPLY FOR A TWO-WIRE SMART DIMMER AND LIGHTING LOADS THEREOF

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A power supply for a two-wire or three-wire smart dimmer, to control the intensity of illumination of a lighting load powered by main electricity, the power supply comprises:a first low power module;
a second low power module;
a high power module;
a current sensing module;
a zero crossing detecting module;
a controller module; and
a low power lighting load adapter;
wherein:
if the dimmer has a two-wire configuration and the lighting load is a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is connected in parallel to the lighting load and AC power flows from the low power lighting load and the low power lighting load adapter to the first low power module when the low power lighting load is in an off state;
if the dimmer has a two-wire configuration and the lighting load is not a low power lighting load, the low power lighting load adapter is not connected to the lighting load and the AC power flows from the lighting load to the first low power module when the low power lighting load is in an off state;
if the dimmer has a three-wire configuration, the AC power flows from a neutral and a phase wire to the first low power module;
the high power module turns on the lighting load for less than a half cycle of the main electricity, when an activation signal is received from the controller module, and a shunt current flows out of the high power module when the lighting load is in an on state that is fed to the first low power module;
the first low power module converts the AC power from the main electricity into a first level DC voltage;
the controller module performs forward phase or reverse phase control via the activation signal based on a dimming value inputted from a user and a zero crossing signal;
the zero crossing module outputs the zero crossing signal to the controller module when a wave of the AC main voltage crosses zero volts, in order to synchronize the timing and delay of the activation signal with the phase of the main electricity;
the first level DC voltage is inputted to the second low power module, wherein the first level DC voltage is converted to a second level DC voltage that powers components that allow for the functioning of the smart dimmer; and
the current sensing module is powered by the second level DC voltage and converts the shunt current from the lighting load into a current-voltage signal to be outputted to the controller module.

US Pat. No. 10,602,592

RETROFIT SMART HOME CONTROLLER DEVICE WITH POWER SUPPLY MODULE, CHARGER AND DOCK

KLEVERNESS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A smart home controller device for controlling a lighting device, which operates with two wires of an electrical installation and can be installed in a standard electrical box, characterized in that comprises:a first low power module;
a charger module;
a second low power module;
a high power module; and
a wireless controller;
wherein the first low power module is used when the lighting device is a smart lighting device, and energizes the charger module, which provides power to a battery of the wireless controller;
wherein the wireless controller wirelessly sends and receives signals from the smart lighting device to control its operation and monitor its status;
wherein the second low power module is used when the lighting device is a conventional lighting device, and provides power to the wireless controller when the lighting device is ON;
wherein the high power module is used to control the switching ON, OFF and dimming of the conventional lighting device.