Method of optically transmitting digital information from a smart phone to a control device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9923633
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15176711

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A load control device for controlling the power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load is able to receive radio-frequency (RF) signals from a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smart phone, via a wireless local area network. The load control device comprises a controllably conductive device adapted to be coupled in series between the source and the load, a controller for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive, and a Wi-Fi module operable to receive the RF signals directly from the wireless network. The controller controls the controllably conductive device to adjust the power delivered to the load in response to the wireless signals received from the wireless network. The load control device may further comprise an optical module operable to receive an optical signal, such that the controller may obtain an IP address from the received optical signal and control the power delivered to the load in response to a wireless signal received from the wireless network that includes the IP address.

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LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC7200 SUTER ROAD PATENT DEPT COOPERSBURG PA 18036

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Economy, Theodore F Allentown, US 14 690

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