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Title:
FULLY AUTOMATED DRAPE CONTROL SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/149808
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The invention is a drape control system (A) comprising motion speed setting, full opening operation, full closing operation, function of stopping at least one intermediate point, free opening or closing function, and the function of opening or closing depending on time, temperature or light or shock, pressure and such external effects, wherein, it comprises; a drape driving box (11) connected to the motion mechanism of each drape by means of a chain, belt or a different transmission element in order to rotate the driving mechanism (12) of the drape, a programming and control circuit (8) with programmability capability so that each curtain can be programmed separately, in groups or all together, to respond to all external effects such as light, temperature, sound or vibration, and to perform the necessary opening and closing operations.

Inventors:
ULUDAG TUNCAY (TR)
Application Number:
TR2019/051136
Publication Date:
July 23, 2020
Filing Date:
December 20, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ARMOYA YUKSEK TEKNOLOJI ANONIM SIRKETI (TR)
International Classes:
A47H5/02
Foreign References:
CN207912531U2018-09-28
US8786235B12014-07-22
CN109157099A2019-01-08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GULEC, Yavuz (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. The invention is a drape control system (A) comprising motion speed setting, full opening operation, full closing operation, function of stopping at least one intermediate point, free opening or closing function, and the function of opening or closing depending on time, temperature or light or shock, pressure and such external effects, wherein, it comprises;

a drape driving box (11 ) connected to the motion mechanism of each drape by means of a transmission element in order to rotate the driving mechanism (12) of the drape,

an energy source (1 ) introduced inside the mentioned drape driving box (11 ) in order to supply energy to all units (111 , 112, 113, 114, 11 n) inside the box and feed the receiver unit (2), control unit (3) and the motor (4),

a programming and control circuit (8) with programmability capability so that each curtain can be programmed separately, or all together, to respond to all external effects such as light, temperature, sound or vibration, and to perform the necessary opening and closing operations.

a plurality of driving mechanisms (12i, 122, 123, 124, 12n) included in the mentioned drape driving mechanism (12),

and a driving box (10) comprising a control unit (3) with a software installed and a motor (4) to drive this mechanical system.

2. The curtain control system (A) described in claim 1 , wherein; it comprises a central control unit (13) that commands the mentioned driving boxes (11 ).

3. The curtain control system (A) described in claim 1 , wherein; it comprises a control unit (13) and a control panel (7) to control the mentioned driving box (10).

4. The curtain control system (A) described in claim 1 , wherein; the mentioned drive box (10) and the control unit (13) can be connected directly to each other via cable, as well as the transmitter communication circuit (9) that will allow remote control.

5. The curtain control system (A) described in claim 1 , wherein; the mentioned energy source (1 ) comprises a rechargeable or single-use battery or an adapter converting the externally supplied electrical energy to the electricity required by the units of the system.

6. The curtain control system (A) described in claim 1 , wherein; each drape driving mechanism (12) comprises at least one sensor.

7. The curtain control system (A) described in claim 1 , wherein; each drape driving box (11 ) comprises a control unit (3).

Description:
FULLY AUTOMATED DRAPE CONTROL SYSTEM Technical Field

The invention is related to a drape control system, which allows opening and closing of all types of drapery.

The present invention relates to a drape control system, where sound waves, Wi Fi, RF (radio frequency), visible or invisible light waves are used, having motion speed setting, full opening operation, full closing operation, function of stopping at least at a single point, free opening or closing function, and the function of opening or closing depending on the temperature or light.

Prior Art

Most of the systems used are very similar to each other and their structure is generally simple, although the curtains that are opened and closed by electric power are widely used today. An opening and closing system having all its features programmable is not yet available. In some opening and closing systems, electromechanical components are placed inside or at the end of the pipe where the curtain is wrapped. Flowever, these types of systems appeal to a limited group of buyers due to their high prices. Furthermore, systems that has an opening and closing mechanism operated by being pulled from below, and therefore which are simpler and cheaper are present. Units that convert such simple opening and closing mechanisms into a motor-operated form are also still on the market. Flowever, they too are relatively expensive and unsuitable for large-scale programming.

Patents obtained in this area are largely obtained by the People's Republic of China and involve fairly simple systems. If we give a few examples of patents that have been claimed, People's Republic of China patent no. CN207707727 by She Jiawen for Guandong Jinlian Window Fashion Co. Ltd. gives details of a mechanism where opening and closing process is made by pulling the ropes in curtain systems which are connected to the ropes in order to prevent the rope from escaping by closing with the pulling force of the rope to prevent the rope from slipping back. The people's Republic of China patent CN108412407, obtained by the brothers Lei Zhenbang and Lei Xingbang, understands the simplest curtain control structure. The curtain is pulled up by a rope wrapped on a shaft placed at the upper part of the curtain, and the shaft is rotated by a simple electric motor.

In another People's Republic of China patent, CN108412407 , obtained by Lei Zhenbang and Lei Xingbang, they describe a special motor for turning the drape mechanism. Under patent CN207784914 of the people's Republic of China, obtained by Sun Rui, Nie Mingxing, Zhang Chenxin and Jin Guiyu from Fujian University of Technology, the opening-closing motion of the drape is achieved by lowering and lifting the rings attached to both ends of the curtain. In this way it is claimed that the movement will be more balanced. In People's Republic of China patent no. CN108398851 claimed by Liu Tongxin for Qindao Tongxinlnnovation Laboratory Technology Co. Ltd., a system where a special purpose drape is wound and unwound from a cylinder and in particular, a simple electric circuit used to drive the motor in this system towards both sides is disclosed. In People's Republic of China patent no. CN108354428 by Shen Qunhua and Zha Dongliang of Changshu Bailian Optoelectronic Technical Co. Ltd., a mechanism that allow the drape surface to be wiped during each opening and closing operation by including a drape wiping mechanism with an electric motor.

Objectives Of The Invention

The purpose of the invention is to introduce a system that includes a motor and control mechanism that translates mechanisms designed to open and close folding and non-folding planar obstacles, such as curtains and storeys which are used to block passage or view in windows, scenes, walkways and similar openings in and out of buildings.

Another purpose of the invention is that, unlike other systems, the system of the invention has the ability to operate horizontally or vertically, and in addition to this feature, it is fixed or remote controlled and can be programmed for at least one additional function.

Another important goal of the invention is that it comprises motion speed setting, full opening operation, full closing operation, function of stopping at least one intermediate point, free opening or closing function, and the function of opening or closing depending on the stimulus by the sensors that can be influenced by time, temperature or light or pressure.

The other purpose of the invention is that in case the system is remote controlled, the communication of the remote control unit with the curtain opening and closing mechanism can be audible or inaudible sound wave, Wi-Fi, RF (radio frequency), visible or invisible light wave, and the hardware and software used and the selected curtains or all curtains within the reach of the remote controller can be controlled individually or all together.

Another purpose of the invention is that the driving box and the control unit can be connected directly to each other via cable, or they can be connected via communication media to allow remote control.

Another purpose of the invention is that the driving box can be pre-programmed to find the points at which the curtain should stop itself, and its energy can be supplied by cable or one or more rechargeable or single-use batteries.

Another purpose of the invention is that each control unit used in the system of the invention can control the curtains within the coverage area individually, in groups or all together.

Another purpose of the invention is that each curtain can be programmed separately, in groups or all together, to respond to all external effects such as light, temperature, sound or vibration, and to perform the necessary opening and closing operations.

To realize the purposes described above;

The invention is a drape control system comprising motion speed setting, full opening operation, full closing operation, function of stopping at least one intermediate point, free opening or closing function, and the function of opening or closing depending on time, temperature or light or shock, pressure such external effects, wherein, it comprises;

a drape driving box connected to the motion mechanism of each drape by means of a transmission element in order to rotate the driving mechanism of the drape, an energy source introduced inside the mentioned drape driving box in order to supply energy to all units inside the box and feed the receiver unit, control unit and the motor,

programming and control circuit with programmability capability in order to perform the required opening and closing operations of the drapery by responding to all sorts of external effects such as light, temperature, sound or shock,

driving mechanisms of the mentioned drape driving mechanism,

and a driving box comprising a control unit with a software installed and a motor to drive this mechanical system.

Description of Drawings

Figure-1 ; is a schematic view of the driving box of the drape control system of the invention.

Figure-2; is a schematic view of the control unit of the drape control system of the invention.

Figure-3; is a schematic view of the connections of the system of the drape control system of the invention.

Reference Numbers

A- Drape control system

1. Energy source

2. Receiver unit

3. Control unit

4. Motor

5. Drive connection

6. Drive wheel

7. Control panel

8. Programming and control circuit

9. Transmitter communication circuit 10. Driving box

11. Curtain driving boxes

111. The driving box of the first drape

112. The driving box of the second drape

113. The driving box of the third drape

114. The driving box of the fourth drape

11 n. The driving box of the last drape

12. Drape driving mechanisms

12i. The driving mechanism of the first drape

122. The driving mechanism of the second drape

123. The driving mechanism of the third drape

124. The driving mechanism of the fourth drape

12 n. The driving mechanism of the last drape

13. Control unit

Detailed Description of the Invention

Curtain control system (A); the movement of each curtain, mechanism, chain, belt, rope, or the like, with the curtain cord, strapping material, the drive mechanism (12) connected to the flip-curtain Drive Box (1 1 ) and this curtain drive boxes (1 1 ), which command a central control unit (13) comprises. Inside the drape driving box (11 ) is an energy source (1 ) that energizes all the units in the entire box

(1 11, 1 12, 1 13, 1 14, 1 1 n). This energy source (1 ) can be a rechargeable or single-use battery, as well as an adapter that converts the external electrical energy into the operating electricity required by the units in the system. Also, the driving box (10) can be fed externally with the operating electricity required by the units in the system. The unit that supplies the system with energy from the outside can be supplied from the main grid, from a local or remote generator, or from other sources of electrical energy such as solar cells or fuel cells. The energy supply (1 ) feeds the receiver unit (2) the control unit (3) and the motor (4). The drive connection (5) used in the system is the drive wheel (6) rotated by the motor (4) and this drive wheel (6) turns the chain, i.e. the drive connection (5), lowering and lifting the curtain. Since the speed of the motor (4) and the speed of the drive wheel (6) cannot be the same, the structure consisting of components such as coupling, gear box and shaft constitutes the drive connection (5).

The curtain drive mechanism used in the curtain control system (A) also includes (12) multiple drive mechanisms (12i, 122, 123, 124, 12 n ).

The mechanical system that is to move the mentioned drape comprises a driving box (10) comprising the motor (4) and the software-loaded control unit (3) to drive this mechanical system, and a control unit (13) and a control panel (7) to control the said driving box (10). The driving box (10) and the control unit (13) can be connected directly to each other via cable, or they can also be connected via communication media containing the transmitter communication circuit (9) which will allow remote control.

It is possible that the driving box (10) can be pre-programmed to find the points at which the curtain should stop itself, and its energy can be supplied by cable or one or more rechargeable or single-use batteries.

Each control unit (13) used in the system of the invention can control the curtains within the coverage area individually, in groups or all together. Furthermore, it comprises a programming and control circuit (8) with programmability capability so that each curtain can be programmed separately, in groups or all together, to respond to all external effects such as light, temperature, sound or vibration, and to perform the necessary opening and closing operations. On the other hand, each drape driving mechanism (12) comprises at least one sensor and each drape driving box (11 ) contains a control unit (3).