US 10,398,007 B2
Control module for a lighting fixture
Sean R. Pearson, Allentown, PA (US); Nicholas R. Baer, Coral Springs, FL (US); Angelo Caruso, Boynton Beach, FL (US); Thomas E. Hibshman, Allentown, PA (US); Kevin L. Gascho, Bethlehem, PA (US); Robert Bollinger, Jr., Fogelsville, PA (US); and Richard S. Camden, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Assigned to Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Filed by Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Filed on May 3, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/970,000.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/502,357, filed on May 5, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0141818 A1, May 9, 2019
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01); H05B 33/08 (2006.01); H05K 1/18 (2006.01); H05K 1/14 (2006.01); H05K 9/00 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01); H01Q 7/00 (2006.01); H01Q 1/38 (2006.01); H01Q 1/44 (2006.01); H01Q 1/52 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/0227 (2013.01) [H01Q 1/38 (2013.01); H01Q 1/44 (2013.01); H01Q 1/52 (2013.01); H01Q 7/00 (2013.01); H05B 33/0851 (2013.01); H05B 37/0218 (2013.01); H05B 37/0272 (2013.01); H05K 1/141 (2013.01); H05K 1/181 (2013.01); H05K 5/0217 (2013.01); H05K 9/0049 (2013.01); H05K 2201/044 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10098 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10121 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10151 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A control module for a lighting fixture, the control module comprising:
a front cover portion comprising a plastic lip configured to rest against a bottom edge of a metal lighting fixture;
a main printed circuit board that extends from a front side of the control module to a rear side of the control module, the main printed circuit board having a wireless communication circuit mounted thereto, the main printed circuit board comprising a loop antenna for communicating radio frequency communication signals via the wireless communication circuit, wherein the loop antenna is located on the main printed circuit board such that at least a portion of transmit/receive portions of the loop antenna are contained within the plastic lip when the control module is attached to the lighting fixture; and
a sensor printed circuit board that is attached perpendicular to the main printed circuit board to enable at least one sensing circuit mounted to the sensor printed circuit board to face the front side of the control module.