US 10,368,426 B2
Associating wireless control devices
Timothy Mann, Quakertown, PA (US)
Assigned to Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Filed by Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., Coopersburg, PA (US)
Filed on Jan. 22, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/253,846.
Application 16/119,502 is a division of application No. 15/167,381, filed on May 27, 2016, granted, now 10,070,504, issued on Sep. 4, 2018.
Application 16/253,846 is a continuation of application No. 16/119,502, filed on Aug. 31, 2018, granted, now 10,212,794.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/168,296, filed on May 29, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2019/0159321 A1, May 23, 2019
Int. Cl. H04W 4/80 (2018.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/66 (2006.01); H05B 37/02 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/0272 (2013.01) [H04L 12/283 (2013.01); H04L 12/2816 (2013.01); H04L 12/66 (2013.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.02); H05B 37/0218 (2013.01); H05B 37/0227 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A control device for a load control system having a load control device configured to control an electrical load, the control device comprising:
a button for receiving a user input via an actuation of the button;
a memory;
a communications circuit; and
a control circuit configured to:
identify a first actuation of the button;
generate a first control instruction configured to control the electrical load in response to the first actuation of the button;
send, via the communications circuit, the first control instruction in a first digital message for controlling the electrical load;
in response to the first digital message that includes the first control instruction, receive an identifier configured to associate the control device with at least one other device in the load control system, wherein the at least one other device comprises the load control device configured to control the electrical load;
store the identifier in the memory;
identify a second actuation of the button;
generate a second control instruction configured to control the electrical load in response to the second actuation of the button; and
send, via the communications circuit, the second control instruction in a second digital message that includes the identifier configured to associate the control device with the at least one other device in the load control system.