US Patent No. 10,383,192

CONTACTLESS LED LIGHTING FIXTURE AND LED LIGHTING NETWORK INCLUDING CONTACTLESS LED LIGHTING FIXTURE


Patent No. 10,383,192
Issue Date August 13, 2019
Title Contactless Led Lighting Fixture And Led Lighting Network Including Contactless Led Lighting Fixture
Inventorship Brian Roberge, Franklin, MA (US)
Dirk Fieberg, Groton, MA (US)
Jonathan Stuart Levy, Somerville, MA (US)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,383,192

1. A lighting network, comprising:a lighting network base station, including:
a radio frequency amplifier configured to receive AC Mains power, to convert the AC Mains power to a radio frequency power signal, and to supply the radio frequency power signal to a lighting network line pair, and
a base station power line communication coupler configured to couple the lighting network line pair to a first power line communication device; and
at least one contactless lighting network component located remotely from the lighting network base station along the lighting network line pair, wherein the at least one contactless lighting network component includes:
at least one contactless lighting network component coupler including a power coupler configured to extract electrical power from the radio frequency power signal on the lighting network line pair, and a lighting network component power line communication coupler, separate from the power coupler, configured to contactlessly couple, independently of the power coupler, the lighting network line pair to a second power line communication device,
wherein the base station power line communication coupler and the at least one contactless lighting network component coupler are configured to communicate network data between the first power line communication device and the second power line communication device via the lighting network line pair.