US Patent No. 9,353,918

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION AMONG LINEAR LIGHT MODULES IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,353,918
Issue Date May 31, 2016
Title System And Method For Communication Among Linear Light Modules In A Lighting System
Inventorship Thomas Poliquin, Aptos, CA (US)
Dustin Cochran, Boulder Creek, CA (US)
Herman Ferrier, Scotts Valley, CA (US)
David Bowers, San Jose, CA (US)
James Kingman, Woodside, CA (US)
Assignee LUMENETIX, INC., Scotts Valley, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,353,918

1. A system comprising:
a first lighting module having a first printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), wherein the first PCBA has a first distal connector;
a second lighting module having a second PCBA, wherein the second PCBA has a second near connector and a second distal connector;
and

a first cable configured to couple the first distal connector to the second near connector,
wherein the first lighting module and the second lighting module each have a lighting source and a light guide for coupling
light from the lighting source and emitting the light in a linear configuration along a length of the light guide,

wherein the light guides of the first and second lighting modules are positioned to form one continuous linear configuration
of emitted light from the first and second lighting modules

wherein the first lighting module has a first receiver to receive a command from an external source, and further wherein the
first lighting module is configured to send the received command to the second lighting module via the first cable; and

wherein the second lighting module has a second receiver to receive the command from the external source, and further wherein
the second lighting module is configured to send the received command to the first lighting module.