US Patent No. 10,561,007

INLINE WIRELESS MODULE


Patent No. 10,561,007
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Inline Wireless Module
Inventorship Michael Troy Winslett, Fairburn, GA (US)
Nam Chin Cho, Peachtree City, GA (US)
Assignee Eaton Intelligent Power Limited, Dublin (IE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,561,007

1. A lighting device, comprising:a housing made from an electrically non-conductive material;
a wireless lighting control device positioned inside and enclosed by the housing, wherein the wireless lighting control device comprises:
a wireless transceiver to wirelessly receive lighting control instructions;
a control interface circuitry compatible with a plurality of lighting fixture drivers, wherein each driver of the plurality of lighting fixture drivers operates based on a different dimming method; and
a controller communicably coupled to the wireless transceiver and to the control interface circuitry, wherein the controller is configured to control the control interface circuitry based on the lighting control instructions received by the wireless transceiver;
an electrical wire having an end portion attached to the wireless lighting control device inside the housing, wherein the electrical wire exits the housing on a first side of the housing and is terminated at a wire connector outside of the housing, wherein the control interface circuitry is configured to control one driver of the plurality of lighting fixture drivers via the electrical wire; and
a lighting fixture power connector that is physically attached to the housing on a second side of the housing, wherein the lighting fixture power connector is electrically connected to the wireless lighting control device, wherein the lighting fixture power connector is designed to connect to a mating connector of a recessed lighting fixture, and wherein the housing comprises a slot for inserting and removing the wireless lighting control device into and out of the housing through the slot.