US Patent No. 10,405,405

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A LOAD DEVICE VIA A POWER LINE BY USING A POWER NEGOTIATION PROTOCOL


Patent No. 10,405,405
Issue Date September 03, 2019
Title Apparatus, Method And System For Controlling A Load Device Via A Power Line By Using A Power Negotiation Protocol
Inventorship Marcel Beij, Sint Oedenrode (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,405,405

1. An apparatus for controlling a load device, said apparatus comprising:a control unit adapted to use a power negotiation protocol signaling in order to exchange at least one of control and status information with the load device, wherein the power negotiation protocol used to exchange the control or status information is a USB Power Delivery power negotiation protocol; and
a transceiver for transmitting or receiving, only via power supply USB pins, the control or status information to/from the load device over a power line used for supplying power to said load device.