US Pat. No. 10,638,570

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...

1. A method of operating a lighting control system comprising:powering, at a first current level and via an AC power source, a base module connected to a lighting circuit of a light fixture in a closed circuit such that a light bulb electrically connected to the light fixture is unilluminated;
converting the AC to DC;
transferring the DC from the base module to a light switch module nested, at least in part, in a well of the base module via a first electrical connector of the base module electrically coupled to a second electrical connector of the light switch module, wherein the second electrical connector is electrically coupled to a switch control circuit in the light switch module, the switch control circuit including a processor configured to modulate a flow of electrical current energy to the lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit to produce a plurality of lighting scenes by varying illumination of the light bulb, wherein the switch control circuit is electrically connected to a rechargeable battery,
in response to receiving a first command from the switch control circuit to illuminate the light bulb, increasing the flow of electrical current energy from the base module to the lighting circuit;
in response to receiving a second command to discontinue the illumination of the light bulb at the light switch module:
1) reducing an amperage of the electrical current energy flowing to the lighting circuit to a first level configured to discontinue the illumination of the light bulb,
2) for a first pre-specified period of time, reducing the amperage of the electrical current energy flowing in the base module to a second level lower than the first current level from the AC power source,
3) for a second pre-specified period of time, opening the electrical connection between the switch control circuit and the second electrical connector, and
4) using the rechargeable battery to power the switch control circuit during the second pre-specified period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,716,193

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPATIAL LOCATION DETERMINATION

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...

1. A method of locating a lighting control system, the method comprising:transmitting a first radio signal from a first light control module to a second light control module at a first launch time;
detecting the first radio signal at the second light control module;
transmitting a second radio signal from the second light control module to the first light control module in response to detecting receipt of the first radio signal, wherein the second radio signal encodes an identity of the second light control module;
detecting, at the first light control module, the second radio signal as originating from the second light control module;
recording a first receipt time of the detection of the second radio signal; and
determining a position of the second light control module with respect to the first light control module using a distance determined from a time of flight of transmission of the first radio signal and the second radio signal measured from the first launch time to the first receipt time.

US Pat. No. 10,709,001

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM SCENE LIST SELECTION APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a module housing;
a graphical user interface coupled to the module housing;
a dimmer circuit positioned in the module housing; and
a processor positioned in the module housing and electrically connected to the graphical user interface, the processor configured to (i) modulate a flow of electrical energy to a lighting circuit via the dimmer circuit to produce a plurality of lighting scenes, (ii) detect a strength of a wireless signal received at an antenna coupled to the processor to determine a proximity of a wireless device proximate to the module housing, and (iii) compare an identification address included in the received wireless signal with one or more registered identification addresses saved in a dataset, the processor further configured to:
1) select a user profile corresponding to a first registered identification address matching the identification address in the received wireless signal, and
2) cause a change in at least one of:
i. a scene selection protocol for selecting at least one lighting scene from the plurality of lighting scenes based on the selected user profile, and
ii. a display setting of the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,667,365

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM ZONE IDENTIFICATION APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...

1. A method of operating a lighting control system, the method comprising:actuating a first switch control circuit of a first lighting control module of a plurality of lighting control modules wherein each lighting control module in the plurality of lighting control modules includes:
a module housing,
a user interface coupled to the module housing,
a light sensor coupled to the module housing, and
a second switch control circuit positioned in the module housing and including a processor configured to modulate a flow of electrical energy to a lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit to produce a plurality of lighting scenes by varying an illumination of a light bulb connected to the lighting circuit, the second switch control circuit electrically connected to the user interface and the light sensor,
detecting actuation of the first switch control circuit of the first lighting control module at each lighting control module in the plurality of lighting control modules;
polling, responsive to actuating the first switch control circuit, the light sensor in each lighting control module by a respective processor in each lighting control module, to detect a change in a light level;
transmitting, from each lighting control module, the change in the light level detected by a respective lighting control module;
cataloging the lighting control modules that detected the change in the light level caused by the actuation of the first switch control circuit into a first zone of one or more zones; and
cataloguing the lighting control modules that detected the change in the light level caused by the actuation of the first switch control circuit into a respective zone based on a magnitude of the detected change.