US Patent No. 10,694,613

CONTROLLING GROUPS OF ELECTRICAL LOADS


Patent No. 10,694,613
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Controlling Groups Of Electrical Loads
Inventorship Timothy Mann, Quakertown, PA (US)
Robert C. Newman, Jr., Emmaus, PA (US)
Thomas Lee Olson, Pennsburg, PA (US)
Jaykrishna A. Shukla, Mays Landing, NJ (US)
Assignee Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,613

1. A remote control device comprising:a user interface;
a communication circuit; and
a control circuit configured to:
identify an actuation of the user interface, wherein the actuation is configured to control a state of one or more lighting devices in a group of lighting devices;
transmit, via the communication circuit in response to the actuation, a status query message to at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices to identify a state of the at least one lighting device prior to controlling the state of the one or more lighting devices in the group of lighting devices;
receive, via the communication circuit, a status message from the at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices, wherein the status message indicates the state of the at least one lighting device; and
transmit, via the communication circuit, a digital message configured to control the state of the one or more lighting devices in the group of lighting devices based on the state indicated by the status message received from the at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices.