Wireless battery-powered remote control having multiple mounting means

  • US 9,024,800 B2
  • Filed: 11/19/2012
  • Issued: 05/05/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A remote control for a wireless load control system, the remote control comprising:

  • a housing having a front surface and an outer periphery defined by a length and a width;

    an actuator provided at the front surface of the housing;

    a wireless transmitter contained within the housing; and

    a controller contained within the housing and coupled to the wireless transmitter for causing transmission of a wireless signal in response to an actuation of the actuator, the wireless transmitter and the controller adapted to be powered by a battery contained within the housing, wherein the remote control is configured to function when held in a user'"'"'s hand;

    wherein the length and the width of the housing are slightly smaller than a length and a width of a standard opening on the front of a faceplate, respectively, wherein the outer periphery of the housing is received within the standard opening on the front of the faceplate and the full front surface of the housing is exposed through the opening in the faceplate when the housing and the faceplate are mounted to a vertical surface, wherein the remote control is configured to function when mounted to the vertical surface and received in the opening of the faceplate and appears to the user to function like a wallbox-mounted load control device.

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