US Patent No. 10,798,796

DIMMER SWITCH SYSTEM WITH SINGLE WIRE TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURE


Patent No. 10,798,796
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Dimmer Switch System With Single Wire Two-way Communication Architecture
Inventorship Ahmed El-Gayyar, Senoia, GA (US)
Sumeet T. Raghavani, Pune (IN)
Kevin Zhong, Shanghai (CN)
Saivaraprasad Murahari, Peachtree City, GA (US)
Assignee EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED, Dublin (IE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,796

1. A dimmer switch system for dimming a load, the dimmer switch system comprising:a master dimmer structured to be electrically connected to a power source and the load and to control dimming of the load by regulating power provided from the power source to the load; and
at least one accessory dimmer structured to be electrically connected to the master dimmer via a traveler conductor,
wherein the master dimmer is structured to generate a first control signal on the traveler conductor during one of a positive or negative half-cycle of power from the power source, and
wherein the at least one accessory dimmer is structured to generate a second control signal on the traveler conductor during the other of the positive or negative half-cycle of power from the power source.