US Patent No. 10,398,007

CONTROL MODULE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE


Patent No. 10,398,007
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Control Module For A Lighting Fixture
Inventorship Sean R. Pearson, Allentown, PA (US)
Nicholas R. Baer, Coral Springs, FL (US)
Angelo Caruso, Boynton Beach, FL (US)
Thomas E. Hibshman, Allentown, PA (US)
Kevin L. Gascho, Bethlehem, PA (US)
Robert Bollinger, Jr., Fogelsville, PA (US)
Richard S. Camden, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Assignee Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,398,007

1. A control module for a lighting fixture, the control module comprising:a front cover portion comprising a plastic lip configured to rest against a bottom edge of a metal lighting fixture;
a main printed circuit board that extends from a front side of the control module to a rear side of the control module, the main printed circuit board having a wireless communication circuit mounted thereto, the main printed circuit board comprising a loop antenna for communicating radio frequency communication signals via the wireless communication circuit, wherein the loop antenna is located on the main printed circuit board such that at least a portion of transmit/receive portions of the loop antenna are contained within the plastic lip when the control module is attached to the lighting fixture; and
a sensor printed circuit board that is attached perpendicular to the main printed circuit board to enable at least one sensing circuit mounted to the sensor printed circuit board to face the front side of the control module.