US Patent No. 10,194,512

NETWORK LIGHT SWITCH WITH MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL INTERFACE PORT


Patent No. 10,194,512
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Network Light Switch With Mechanical/electrical Interface Port
Inventorship Raymond Strods, New York, NY (US)
Francis Michael Kelly, Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
Assignee BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC., Playa Vista, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,512

1. A network device comprising:a housing configured to be mounted into a wall, wherein the housing includes a room-facing side and a wall-facing side, and wherein the housing includes electrical connections for coupling with a line power;
a cover including a room-facing surface and a wall-facing surface, wherein the wall-facing surface of the cover is configured to be removably attached to the room-facing side of the housing;
an electronic display located on the room-facing surface of the cover; and
a processor electrically coupled with the electronic display, wherein the processor is configured to perform operations including:
outputting a representation of an electronic device on the electronic display, wherein the electronic device is associated with a state;
receiving input corresponding to a selection of the electronic device;
receiving input corresponding to a modification of the state of the electronic device; and
transmitting a signal corresponding to an instruction to modify the state of the electronic device, wherein receiving the instruction at the electronic device causes the electronic device to modify the state according to the instruction.