US 10,383,192 B2
Contactless LED lighting fixture and LED lighting network including contactless LED lighting fixture
Brian Roberge, Franklin, MA (US); Dirk Fieberg, Groton, MA (US); and Jonathan Stuart Levy, Somerville, MA (US)
Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 15/129,127
Filed by SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Mar. 11, 2015, PCT No. PCT/IB2015/051755
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 26, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/145284, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 1, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/969,495, filed on Mar. 24, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0177021 A1, Jun. 21, 2018
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01); H02J 50/60 (2016.01); H02J 7/02 (2016.01); H02J 50/10 (2016.01); H04B 3/54 (2006.01); H02J 13/00 (2006.01); H02J 50/05 (2016.01); H02J 50/80 (2016.01); H02J 3/34 (2006.01); H05B 33/08 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/02 (2013.01) [H02J 3/34 (2013.01); H02J 7/025 (2013.01); H02J 13/002 (2013.01); H02J 50/05 (2016.02); H02J 50/10 (2016.02); H02J 50/60 (2016.02); H02J 50/80 (2016.02); H04B 3/54 (2013.01); H04B 3/542 (2013.01); H05B 33/0842 (2013.01); H05B 37/0263 (2013.01); H04B 2203/5454 (2013.01); H04B 2203/5458 (2013.01); H04B 2203/5483 (2013.01); Y02B 90/2615 (2013.01); Y02B 90/2692 (2013.01); Y04S 40/121 (2013.01); Y04S 40/146 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lighting network, comprising:
a lighting network base station, including:
a radio frequency amplifier configured to receive AC Mains power, to convert the AC Mains power to a radio frequency power signal, and to supply the radio frequency power signal to a lighting network line pair, and
a base station power line communication coupler configured to couple the lighting network line pair to a first power line communication device; and
at least one contactless lighting network component located remotely from the lighting network base station along the lighting network line pair, wherein the at least one contactless lighting network component includes:
at least one contactless lighting network component coupler including a power coupler configured to extract electrical power from the radio frequency power signal on the lighting network line pair, and a lighting network component power line communication coupler, separate from the power coupler, configured to contactlessly couple, independently of the power coupler, the lighting network line pair to a second power line communication device,
wherein the base station power line communication coupler and the at least one contactless lighting network component coupler are configured to communicate network data between the first power line communication device and the second power line communication device via the lighting network line pair.