US 10,462,879 B2
Powerline communication control of light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures
Gregory Campbell, Walpole, MA (US)
Assigned to Lumenpulse Group Inc., (CA)
Filed by Lumenpulse Group Inc., Montreal (CA)
Filed on Mar. 1, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/446,364.
Application 15/446,364 is a continuation of application No. 15/053,432, filed on Feb. 25, 2016.
Application 15/053,432 is a continuation of application No. 14/675,905, filed on Apr. 1, 2015, granted, now 9,307,619, issued on Apr. 5, 2016.
Application 14/675,905 is a continuation of application No. 14/292,083, filed on May 30, 2014, granted, now 9,024,464, issued on May 5, 2015.
Application 14/292,083 is a continuation of application No. 13/781,003, filed on Feb. 28, 2013, granted, now 8,759,999, issued on Jul. 11, 2013.
Application 13/781,003 is a continuation of application No. 13/336,299, filed on Dec. 23, 2011, granted, now 8,410,630, issued on May 31, 2012.
Application 13/336,299 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US2011/044159, filed on Jul. 15, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/365,026, filed on Jul. 16, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0171947 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 3/54 (2006.01); H05B 37/02 (2006.01); H05B 33/08 (2006.01); H05B 3/54 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/0263 (2013.01) [H05B 33/0809 (2013.01); H05B 33/0845 (2013.01); H05B 33/0854 (2013.01); H04B 3/54 (2013.01); H05B 3/54 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) lighting unit via an LED lighting unit's power distribution system, the method comprising:
supplying operational power to the LED lighting unit via the LED lighting unit's power distribution system;
a user adjusting at least one conventional LED dimmer associated with the LED lighting unit;
at least one master controller coupled to the power distribution system and the at least one conventional LED dimmer, the master controller:
receiving, at a lighting control command processor, a lighting unit control input from the at least one conventional LED dimmer and generating corresponding lighting unit command outputs in a lighting system command format in response to an indication of the user-adjusted setting of the at least one conventional LED dimmer; and
superimposing, at a power distribution system interface, the lighting unit command outputs onto the power distribution system and a power signal present thereon as a lighting command signal according to a lighting unit command transmission mode, and
at least one device controller coupled to the at least one master controller and the LED lighting unit, each device controller:
receiving at a command receiving interface, the lighting command signal, separating the lighting command signal from the power signal, and generating corresponding lighting control commands,
converting, at a lighting control processor, the received lighting control commands into lighting unit control commands; and
providing, at a lighting unit interface, the lighting unit control commands to the LED lighting unit to control the LED lighting unit in response to the user-adjusted setting of the at least one conventional LED dimmer.