04649323 is referenced by 91 patents and cites 10 patents.

A light level controller includes a microcomputer controlled light switch which responds to a manual tap or a longer manual depression of the switch in order to initiate various control modes for a light source. Preset levels of light intensity may be stored in the microcomputer's memory and an automatic fade mode may be initiated to cause the level of light intensity to fade from a current level to a preset level at a pre-established rate. The controller may respond to the momentary depression of the switch to initiate the automatic fade mode or if tapped while a fade is in progress it may cause the light source to make an abrupt transition to either full on or full off, depending on whether a higher or lower level of light intensity is desired. A depression of the switch for a period longer than a tap will cause the level of light intensity to continue to change until the switch is released, and simultaneously this level will be stored in memory.

Title
Microcomputer-controlled light switch
Application Number
6/724015
Publication Number
4649323
Application Date
April 17, 1985
Publication Date
March 10, 1987
Inventor
Steven B Carlson
Portland
OR, US
Gordon W Pearlman
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel
Assignee
Lightolier Incorporated
NJ, US
IPC
H05B 37/02
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