US Patent No. 10,368,426

ASSOCIATING WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICES


Patent No. 10,368,426
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Associating Wireless Control Devices
Inventorship Timothy Mann, Quakertown, PA (US)
Assignee Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,426

1. A control device for a load control system having a load control device configured to control an electrical load, the control device comprising:a button for receiving a user input via an actuation of the button;
a memory;
a communications circuit; and
a control circuit configured to:
identify a first actuation of the button;
generate a first control instruction configured to control the electrical load in response to the first actuation of the button;
send, via the communications circuit, the first control instruction in a first digital message for controlling the electrical load;
in response to the first digital message that includes the first control instruction, receive an identifier configured to associate the control device with at least one other device in the load control system, wherein the at least one other device comprises the load control device configured to control the electrical load;
store the identifier in the memory;
identify a second actuation of the button;
generate a second control instruction configured to control the electrical load in response to the second actuation of the button; and
send, via the communications circuit, the second control instruction in a second digital message that includes the identifier configured to associate the control device with the at least one other device in the load control system.