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Title:
MODULAR AUTOMATED AWNING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/001718
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A modular automated awning (8) that controls sunlight and weather condition based on sensors, to reduce energy consumption with in the residential home and/or building by mounting an automated secondary covering or awning (8), irrespective of any climatic conditions during day and night. The single system is to retrofit existing glass windows and glass partition to exterior wall, that removes the use of performance glass in new, building, remove use of overhang blinds, can fit any climatic condition with selection of hollow and/or solid PC plastic with desire insulation in R value or U value, with powered using alternate source of energy alternatively convention energy. The Modular Automated Awning (8) have airtight structure, atheistic exterior, interior look, automated control in real-time weather condition, economical solution to performance glass and are light in weight and ener conservation leads to carbon credits.

Inventors:
MEHTA, Alpesh (IN)
Application Number:
IB2020/055835
Publication Date:
January 07, 2021
Filing Date:
June 20, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MEHTA, Alpesh (IN)
International Classes:
E06B9/26; E06B9/386; E04F10/10; E06B9/24; E06B9/264
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Claims:
I CLAIM:

1. A modular automated awning, comprising:

a rectangle hollow aluminium section (2);

an automated awning (8);

retractable solar shade screens;

shade sails to provide semi-horizontal shading;

an electrical connectivity between each solar photovoltaic cell being provided in parallel to each awning (8) over an aluminium strip;

a bolt (20) over a screw (15) is mounted horizontally and/or vertically to control awning through a connected sensor circuit (12); and

a multilayer plastic is fixed at a front and/or back side of aluminium;

an automated system being provided for communication through wireless and/or manually, characterized in that

the rectangle hollow aluminium section (2) bended and/or fabricated to a predefined shape being coated with polyuthrane paint (PU);

the automated awning (8); moveable on pivot being provided in between HDPE base within the vertical and/or horizontal inner side of the aluminium section (2);

the electrical connectivity between each solar photovoltaic cell being provided in parallel to each awning (8) over an aluminium positive strip (10) and negative strip

( i i);

an awning (8) being pivoted by aluminium strip perpendicular to sensor based movement;

a front and back side of aluminium section (2) fixed with solid or hollow multilayer plastic;

the retractable solar shade screens to utilize acrylic canvas and a mesh fabric that allows a view through while blocking the sun rays; an embedded perovskite solar photovoltaic cells (18) are connected over the awning (8);

the moveable awnings (3,4) are clear or colour hollow multilayer or solid transparent polycarbonate;

at least three layers being provided, and the 1st layer(l) and the 3rd layer (6) being fixed is clear and/or hollow multilayer plastic depending on the extreme climatic condition, and the 2nd layer having moveable awnings (3,4) with multilayer; and

the close loop between powers by aluminium metal strip (16) mounted by side of all awnings (3,4,8) over a PCB for positive and negative connection to line and rechargeable lithium ion battery used for operation.

2. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the electrical DC line is connected for modular automated awning (8).

3. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the moveable multiple awning (3,4) is fixed over pivot that allows natural light to enter the space, for any space set temperature. 4. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the set temperature awnings (4) are constantly perpendicular to sun.

5. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the aluminium section (2) and/or clamp for mounting automated modular awning (8).

6. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the provided three layers having the V value of insulation depending on the extreme climate with energy conservation. 7. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the structure of awnings (3,4,8) withstand snow and wind load due to non-hanging attachment for shade in outdoor.

8. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the awning (8) controls the space temperature within building by automation.

9. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the screw () mounted over the motor for clockwise and anti- clockwise movement that makes the bolt fixed over screw to move in forward and reverse direction.

10. The modular automated awning as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two metal strips (16) are pivot to the bolt over the screw, and wherein the DC power supply line having connectivity with metal strips.

Description:
CLAIM OF PRIORITY:

This patent application claims priority from the Indian provisional patent application number 201921026125 filed on 30 th June, 2019 titled "MODULAR AUTOMATED AWNING".

FIELD OF INVENTION:

The invention generally relates to automated awning system. The invention more precisely relates to modular Automated Awning, which controls sunlight and weather condition based on sensors, to reduce energy consumption within the residential home or building by mounting an automated secondary covering or awning attached to exterior wall above a glass windows or a glass partition facing outdoor, irrespective of any climatic conditions during day and night.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION:

An Awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acyclic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl laminated to polyester fabric that that is stretched tightly over a lightly aluminum, iron or steel, possibly col or transparent materials. The configuration of this structure is something of a truss, space frame or planer frame. These aluminum awnings are often used when a fabric awning is not a practical application where snow load as well as wind loads may be factor.

Types of awning available in market are Propulsion, Wind tolerance and construction, aluminum awnings, Retractable awnings. Manually operated models are opened by hand and motorized models are operated by electricity. Motorized awnings have no vertical supports. Instead, they have retracting lateral arms, creating an unobstructed shaded area. These awnings are operated by an electric motor, generally hidden inside the roller bar of the awning. The arms open and close the awning at the touch of a wireless remote control or a wall-mounted switch.

Modern awnings may be constructed with covers of various types of fabrics, aluminum, corrugated fiberglass, corrugated polycarbonate or other materials. High winds can cause damage to an extended awning, and newer designs incorporate a wind sensor for automatic retraction in certain conditions.

Aluminum awnings have long been popular in residential applications throughout the world. They are available in many colors and are usually painted with a baked on enamel paint. Among the many benefits of these awnings are cooler temperatures inside the home, shade for your patio, extending the life of furniture and window treatments. Some aluminum awnings are designed to be folded down and fastened to protect windows in case of storms such as hurricanes. Retractable awnings are now becoming very popular. They have been popular, due to higher energy costs and lack of air conditioning.

Modern Awnings, which protect form solar gain, are motorized, horizontal or vertical mounted within building. As can be seen by reference to the following Indian patent application in MUM/2010/456 amended under section 9/a aims at automated awning used for passive solar design building based on solar geometry. The purpose was to reduce heating, cooling and lighting loads, where its structure was based on lifting and sliding on perpendicular side of windows. Secondly it used solar geometry which is based on mathematical equation, which further requires controller, which control the awning, lifting requires high torque motors with drivers, increase the cost of system. The system was only useful during day time. It appears as bulky complex structure, with difficult to install in high rise buildings at the exterior of windows.

While all of the aforementioned prior art constructions a re more than adequate for the basic purpose and function for which they have been specifically designed, then are uniformly deficient with respect to their failure to provide simple, efficient, comfort , practical and fully automated system.

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION:

With reference to all above prior arts the present invention of modular automated awning has following objectives to solve the limitations of the conventional automated awnings.

The principal objective of the invention is the modular automated awning fully automated control solar gain to maintain set space temperature. The Modular multiple single system with three layers of insulation, layer 1 and layer 3, external, layer 2 in between 1 and 3, compose for energy conservation within the space during extreme climatic conditions of place.

Another objective of the present invention is the Modular automated awning can be used for energy conservation during day and night, any climatic control within the space. The system is fully automated for the awnings operation controlled by solar sensor circuit and bolt over screw mounted over motor and controller.

Another objective of the present invention is that it controls heat and cold wave in summer and winters, for extreme climate, act as an insulator, installed in front or rear side of sliding or openable windows, glass partition and exterior of glass building. Another objective of the present invention is that the Modular automated awning, works without effecting during heavy snow fall or high velocity wind. This system installation is simple to be installed by laymen, reduces the cost of system.

Another objective of the invention is that the modular automated awning has simple installation over a low or high rise building, reduce time and energy and increase the safety of the installer.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:

A modular automated awning according to the present invention comprises a rectangle hollow aluminium section; an automated awning; retractable solar shade screens; shade sails to provide semi-horizontal shading; an electrical connectivity between each solar photovoltaic cell being provided in parallel to each awning over an aluminium strip; a bolt over a screw is mounted horizontally and/or vertically to control awning through a connected sensor circuit; and a multilayer plastic is fixed at a front and/or back side of aluminium; an automated system being provided for communication through wireless and/or manually. Further, the rectangle hollow aluminium section is bended and/or fabricated to a predefined shape being coated with polyuthrane paint (PU), and the automated awning; moveable on pivot being provided in between HDPE base within the vertical and/or horizontal inner side of the aluminium section. The electrical connectivity between each solar photovoltaic cell being provided in parallel to each awning over an aluminium positive strip and negative strip. Said awning being pivoted by aluminium strip perpendicular to sensor based movement. Moreover, the modular automated awning according to the present invention includes a front and back side of the aluminium section fixed with solid or hollow multilayer plastic; the retractable solar shade screens to utilize acrylic canvas and a mesh fabric that allows a view through while blocking the sun rays; an embedded perovskite solar photovoltaic cells connected over the awning; the movable awnings being clear or colour hollow multilayer or solid transparent polycarbonate. Furthermore, at least three layers are also provided, in which the 1 st layer and the 3 rd layer being fixed are clear and/or hollow multilayer plastic depending on the extreme climatic condition, and the 2 nd layer having moveable awnings with multilayer; and the close loop between powers by aluminium metal strip is mounted by side of all awnings over a PCB for positive and negative connection to line and rechargeable lithium ion battery used for operation.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS:

Example embodiments are illustrated by way of example and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings, in which like references indicate similar elements and in which:

Figure 1A is a block diagram of automated modular awning, according to one embodiment of the present invention.

Figure IB illustrates structural view of automated modular awning, according to other embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 2 illustrates different shapes of aluminum section, according to the present invention.

Figure 3 illustrates an automated modular awning with individual moveable awning mounted over HDPE by slot on HDPEA structural view of an automated energy saving bed with a horizontal air curtain, according to the present invention.

Figure 4 illustrates different block diagrams of automated modular awning, according to the present invention.

Figure 5 illustrates motor and screw movement mechanism based on solar PV sensor circuit, according to the present invention.

Figure 6 illustrates power supply line (DC) in connectivity of metal strips, according to the present invention. Other features of the present embodiments will be apparent from the accompanying drawings and from the detailed description that follows.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION:

The nature of the invention and the manner in which it works is clearly described in the complete specification. The invention has various embodiments and they are clearly described in the following pages of the complete specification. Before explaining the present invention, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation. The following detailed description includes references to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of the detailed description. The drawings show illustrations in accordance with example embodiments. These example embodiments are described in enough detail to enable those skilled in the art to practice the present subject matter. However, it will be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art that the present invention may be practiced without these specific details. In other instances, well-known methods, procedures and components have not been described in detail so as not to unnecessarily obscure aspects of the embodiments. The embodiments can be combined, other embodiments can be utilized or structural and logical changes can be made without departing from the scope of what is claimed. The following detailed description is, therefore, not to be taken as a limiting sense, and the scope is defined by the appended claims and their equivalents.

Figure 1A and Figure IB, according to the present invention, illustrates a block diagram of automated modular awning which comprises a block 1 illustrating a multilayer wall, hollow or solid clear or color transparent polycarbonate, depending on the maximum and minimum climatic condition of the place which is mounted over aluminum hollow section in Front side a block 2 illustrating an aluminum hollow section frame of required space over which the moveable awnings are fixed; block 3 illustrating moveable awnings which control sunlight entering within the space to maintain set temperature within the space depending on climatic control; a block 4 illustrating the automation system for control of sunlight and climatic control; a block 5 illustrating the automation system for forcibly closing the awnings; and a block 6 illustrating the transparent clear or color polycarbonate hollow multilayer plastic wall mounted depending on the maximum and minimum climatic condition of that place. Further, the front and back side of aluminum section is mounted by multilayer hollow or solid Polycarbonate plastic (as shown in Figure IB).

Figure 1 - Block of automated modular awning [REFERENCE NUMERALS]

Figure 1A - illustrates assembling of block

1. 1 st layer poly carbonate clear hollow multilayer or solid plastic sheet

2. Aluminum hollow structural section of different shapes

3. Moveable Awnings with sun parallel to awning

4. Moveable Awning with sun perpendicular to awning

5. Forcibly closed awnings

6. 3 rd layer poly carbonate clear hollow multilayer or solid plastic sheet

Figure IB - illustrates automated modular awning

7. Slot for awning on HDPE plastic thick sheet

8. Automated awning (moveable)

9. Solar PV embedded over half second of awnings

10. +ve metal strip and pivot all awning for synchronization

11. -ve metal strip and pivot all awning for synchronization

12. Solar PV based sensor circuit with controller 13. Power line dc slot for modular type input.

14. Motor with controller

15. Screw with moveable bolt for awing movement

16. Metal strip with pivot

06. 3rd layer poly carbonate clear hollow multilayer or solid plastic sheet 01. 1st layer poly carbonate clear hollow multilayer or solid plastic sheet.

Figure 2 illustrates a partial drawing of the aluminum hollow section frame bended or fabricated to the required shape. The vertical or horizontal with slot over HDPE plastic which is mounted over the frame. The awning with pivot is mounted over HDPE plastic slot by sliding it, the awning gets lock. The aluminum hollow section is coated with polyuthrane (PU) paint. The modular awnings are mounted over aluminum section. The lower section has fore aluminums rod, which carry power in, and power out line.

Figure 3 illustrates partial drawing of awning of required size, which is mounted by side with pivot over the HDPE plastic. The material used for awning is hollow embedded with transparent or translucent solar photovoltaic cells, single color or multicolor, flexible or rigid. A sensor circuit (12) which controls the position of awing is Wi-Fi/z wave enable to fix controller and smart phone, or voice recognition when in manual mode.

Figure 3 - moveable awning [REFERENCE NUMERALS]

07. Slot for awning

17. Poly carbonate hollow multilayer sheet,

12. Sensor circuit

18. Perovskite Solar PV cells. 08. Automated awning (moveable)

09. Solar PV embedded over half second of awnings

05. Forcibly closed awnings

06. 3 rd layer poly carbonate clear hollow multilayer or solid plastic sheet

Figure 4 illustrates the control of sunlight and climatic control. The mode of positioning to maintain set temperature within space of building,

• The awnings are parallel to the sun which allows sunlight within space, till the set temperature of the space being perpendicular to the sun; and maintains set temperature within the space allowing natural light. During perpendicular position to the sun, the solar PV mounted over awning, generates power, which is connected to output line of power (Direct Current Power).

• The Awning are forcibly closed when the temperature are extreme, and required to maintain set temperature, this is automated by web, interface with central touch screen or zone(s) controller manually alternately by smart phone through wireless communication.

Figure 5 illustrates, the working of screw mounted directly over motor (14) for clockwise and counter clock movement of the bolt (20) over screw in forward and reverse direction. The two metal strips (16) are pivoted to the bolt (20) of screw.

Figure 5 - Motor CW and CCW movement [REFERENCE NUMERALS]

14. Motor with controller

16. Metal strip with pivot

19. Motor shaft coupled with screw.

20. Bolt for movement over screw cw, ccw. 21. End slab for bolt movement.

Figure 6 illustrates, close loop between powers by aluminum metal strip mounted by side of all awning over a PCB for positive and negative connection to line and rechargeable lithium ion battery used for operation.

Figure 6 - [REFERENCE NUMERALS]

22. +ve metal strip and pivot all awning for synchronization.

23. -ve metal strip and pivot all awning for synchronization.

24. +ve rod for modular input supply

25. +ve rod for modular output supply

26. -ve rod for common modular input and output supply.

Thus, while considering the figures 1-6 in connection, the present invention comprises a rectangle hollow aluminium section (2); an automated awning (8); retractable solar shade screens; shade sails to provide semi-horizontal shading; an electrical connectivity between each solar photovoltaic cell being provided in parallel to each awning (8) over an aluminium strip; a bolt (20) over a screw (15) is mounted horizontally and/or vertically to control awning through a connected sensor circuit (12); and a multilayer plastic is fixed at a front and/or back side of aluminium; an automated system being provided for communication through wireless and/or manually.

Further referring to figures 1-6, the rectangle hollow aluminium section (2) is bended and/or fabricated to a predefined shape being coated with polyuthrane paint (PU), and the automated awning (8); moveable on pivot being provided in between HDPE base within the vertical and/or horizontal inner side of the aluminium section (2). The electrical connectivity between each solar photovoltaic cell being provided in parallel to each awning (8) over an aluminium positive strip (10) and negative strip (11). Said awning (8) being pivoted by aluminium strip perpendicular to sensor based movement.

Moreover, the modular automated awning according to the present invention includes a front and back side of the aluminium section (2) fixed with solid or hollow multilayer plastic; the retractable solar shade screens to utilize acrylic canvas and a mesh fabric that allows a view through while blocking the sun rays; an embedded perovskite solar photovoltaic cells (18) connected over the awning (8); the movable awnings (3,4) being clear or colour hollow multilayer or solid transparent polycarbonate. Furthermore, at least three layers are also provided, in which the 1 st layer (1) and the 3 rd layer (6) being fixed are clear and/or hollow multilayer plastic depending on the extreme climatic condition, and the 2 nd layer having moveable awnings (3,4) with multilayer; and the close loop between powers by aluminium metal strip (16) is mounted by side of all awnings (3,4,8) over a PCB for positive and negative connection to line and rechargeable lithium ion battery used for operation.

Additionally, while the constructional and operational process described above and illustrated in the drawings is shown as a sequence of steps, this was done solely for the sake of illustration. Accordingly, it is contemplated that some constructional and operational steps may be added, some constructional steps may be omitted, the order of the constructional steps may be re-arranged, and/or some constructional steps may be performed simultaneously. Although embodiments have been described with reference to specific example embodiments, it will be evident that various modifications and changes may be made to these embodiments without departing from the broader spirit and scope of the system and method described herein. Accordingly, the specification and drawings are to be regarded in an illustrative rather than a restrictive sense.

Many alterations and modifications of the present invention will no doubt become apparent to a person of ordinary skill in the art after having read the foregoing description. It is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation. It is to be understood that the description above contains many specifications these should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention but as merely providing illustrations of some of the personally preferred embodiments of this invention. Thus, the scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents rather than by the examples given.