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Title:
SOLAR-POWERED WINDOW COVERING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/022737
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A solar powered window covering system is disclosed. The system includes a headrail, which includes a motor, a gearbox, and one or more tiltable slats. At least one slat includes sliding tracks. The system further includes one or more PV cells movably disposed within the sliding tracks. The PV cells slide in the tracks with regard to an amount of sunlight incident on the cells. Methods of operating a solar powered window covering are also disclosed. The methods generally include detecting a tilt of at least one window covering slat. The slat includes one or more PV cells disposed in sliding tracks in the slat, and the tilt indicates an amount of sunlight incident on the cells. The methods also include sliding the PV cells in the tracks with regard to the amount of sunlight incident on the cells.

Inventors:
HALL, David, R. (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
CARLSON, Austin (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
MILLES, Jerome (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
REES, Kevin (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
BRIMHALL, Emily (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
FOX, Joe (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
KNIGHT, Jedediah (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
DUNCAN, Joseph (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
Application Number:
US2017/043917
Publication Date:
August 22, 2019
Filing Date:
July 26, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HALL, David, R. (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
CARLSON, Austin (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
MILLES, Jerome (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
REES, Kevin (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
BRIMHALL, Emily (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
FOX, Joe (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
KNIGHT, Jedediah (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
DUNCAN, Joseph (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
International Classes:
E06B9/24; A47H1/00; A47H1/14; E06B9/32; E06B9/34; G05B19/042; G08C17/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HALL, David R. (3000 Vista Way, Provo, UT, 84606, US)
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