Modular accessory

  • US 9,826,653 B2
  • Filed: 03/05/2015
  • Issued: 11/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A modular electronic accessory for a shade structure, the modular electronic accessory comprising:

  • a connection hub being configured to affix to or forming a portion of a shade structure;

    a first functional module comprising upper and lower sides;

    a second functional module comprising upper and lower sides,wherein each of the upper sides of the first and second functional modules comprises a connector for connecting to the connection hub or another functional module; and

    at least two arrangements forming a stacked structure comprising at least the connection hub, the first functional module, and the second functional module,wherein a first arrangement comprises the first functional module electrically connected to and detachably coupled to the second functional module, the lower side of the second functional module being adjacent to and above the upper side of the first functional module, andwherein a second arrangement comprises the second functional module electrically connected to and detachably coupled to the first functional module, the lower side of the first functional module being adjacent to and above the upper side of the second functional module.

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