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8890456 Automated shade control system utilizing brightness modeling  
Automated shade systems comprise motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system. These algorithms may include...
8872459 Trash cans with variable gearing assemblies  
A trash can with a power operated lid can include a lifting mechanism with a motor, a lifting member, and a variable gear. In some embodiments, the motor is operably connected with the variable...
8836263 Automated shade control in connection with electrochromic glass  
Automated shade systems may comprise controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system and components thereof, for example window coverings, glass having...
8723466 Motorized venetian blind system  
A motorized venetian blind system for covering a window of a space comprising a blind drive unit having two motors to provide for independent control of a position of a bottom rail and a tilt...
8698441 Servo control device and recording medium  
A disclosed servo control device includes a servo control unit configured to control a driving unit for driving a driven body with servo control, and a changing unit configured to change a timing...
8604738 Method of and apparatus for controlling oil temperature increase for electric vehicle and electric vehicle  
An electric vehicle employs an oil commonly used as a lubricating oil for gears and a coolant for a motor and is propelled by transmitting the rotational torque of the motor to wheels through the...
8575877 Solar-powered window covering automation system  
A solar-powered automated system for the operation of drapery, roller blinds, and similar window coverings. The solar panel (102), or photovoltaic source provides the sole power to drive common...
8525462 Automated shade control method and system  
An automated shade system comprises one or more motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use one or more algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system....
8508167 Actuation device  
The invention relates to an actuation device for pull-outs, shelf boards, flaps, or other such elements to be opened, particularly front elements of particularly kitchen and office furniture,...
8508169 Method of automatically controlling a motorized window treatment while minimizing occupant distractions  
A load control system provides for automatically controlling a position of a motorized window treatment to control the amount of sunlight entering a space of a building through a window located in...
8471513 Rain sensor  
During rain, including a light source (5) for radiating light such that the light is transmitted through a vehicle window (2), a light receiving element (6) for sensing an optical signal when the...
8350714 Collision alert system  
A method and system for generating an alert for a possible collision between objects and a swinging barrier is provided. The method and system provides multiple sensing devices, a control unit,...
8288983 Optical telemetry system and method for electro-mechanical switches  
A system or method of verifying a new contact position of a multi-pole electro-mechanical switch having a plurality of contact positions is disclosed. The switch is caused to move to a new contact...
8288981 Method of automatically controlling a motorized window treatment while minimizing occupant distractions  
A load control system provides for automatically controlling a position of a motorized window treatment to control the amount of sunlight entering a space of a building through a window located in...
8253363 Automatic opening-and-closing lid for garbage bin  
An automatic opening-and-closing lid for a garbage bin includes a base member including an opening for a user throwing trash into the bin therefrom and first and second annular flanges. A lid is...
8247923 Method for operating a photovoltaic system and photovoltaic system for carrying out the method  
A photovoltaic system having a plurality of photovoltaic modules producing electric energy and method for operating such photovoltaic system are disclosed. With the method, the photovoltaic...
8179000 Photovoltaic system with battery and reserve power plant  
A method for operating a photovoltaic system with a plurality of photovoltaic modules and with a DC motor connected to the photovoltaic modules is proposed. The motor shaft of the DC motor is...
8165719 System and method for an electrical insulating shutter system  
A system, and a method for manufacturing that system, for electrically and automatically opening, closing and otherwise controlling window shutters on a building, for the purposes of limiting...
8129930 Induction actuated container  
A method of controlling an operation of an induction actuated container cover includes the steps of (a) normally retaining a cover panel of the container cover in a closed position; (b) detecting...
8125172 Automated shade control method and system  
This invention generally relates to automated shade systems. An automated shade system comprises one or more motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use one or more algorithms to...
8115426 Method and apparatus for connecting a photovoltaic system to a power grid  
An apparatus and a method for preparing connection of a photovoltaic system (Q1) as a first energy source to a power grid (13) by way of a motor generator set (5, 6, 7) is presented. The DC motor...
8067912 Interface cord and system including an interface cord  
An interface cord is operable to connect an external controller to an electrical machine. The interface cord includes a first connector having a first pin configuration, a cable coupled to the...
8067911 Interface cord and system including an interface cord  
An interface module is operable to download data from an electrical machine. The interface module includes a cable for transferring data, the cable having a first connector at a first end thereof,...
8063593 Interface cord and system including an interface cord  
An interface cord is operable to connect an external controller to an electrical machine. The interface cord includes a first connector having a first pin configuration, a cable coupled to the...
8013561 Driving mechanism having position encoder for two-dimensional positioning  
A driving mechanism comprises a fixed housing, a movable housing on which an object to be driven is mounted and a driving motor which is operative to drive the movable housing to move linearly as...
8013562 Driving mechanism having position encoder for two-dimensional positioning  
A driving mechanism comprises a fixed housing, a movable housing on which an object to be driven is mounted and a driving motor which is operative to drive the movable housing to move linearly as...
8008883 Method of adjusting a motorized solar protection installation with no hard end-stop  
A method of adjusting a motorized solar protection installation (1) comprising a screen (3) that can be displaced by activation of an actuator (6) provided with an electronic position counting...
7977904 Automated shade control method and system  
This invention generally relates to automated shade systems. An automated shade system comprises one or more motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use one or more algorithms to...
7965192 Photo sensitive device  
A photosensitive device for warning an individual that the interior light level on one side of the window is greater than the light level on the outside of the window includes first and second...
7911169 Induction actuated container  
An induction actuated container cover includes a control housing having a cover opening, a cover panel pivotally mounted to the control housing to pivotally move between a closed position that the...
7880663 Manipulator with motor speed adjustable actuated circuit used to control remote-controlled spotlight  
A hand-held manipulator is an independent device and has a motor actuated circuit functioned to supply a 12-volt DC power and a motor speed adjustable actuated circuit provided with voltage...
7777637 Method for setting a safety threshold above which an awning should be wound up  
A method for setting a safety threshold that triggers the sending, by an acceleration or movement sensor device (20), of a safety signal that causes a safety movement of a motorized screen (11)...
7772794 Apparatus and method for controlling vehicular wiper  
A wiper controlling apparatus capable of discriminating between a signal change at the time of a wiper blade passage and that at the time of a raindrop impact so as to allow a wiper control...
7750591 Induction actuated container  
A method of controlling an operation of an induction actuated container cover includes the steps of (a) normally retaining a cover panel of the container cover in a closed position; (b) detecting...
7741801 Automatic opening/closing trash bin lid for lavatory unit of aircraft  
The invention provides a device for automatically opening and closing a lid of a trash bin in noncontact fashion disposed in a lavatory unit of an aircraft. On the upper portion of a trash bin 100...
7714527 Garbage container automatically openable through infrared induction  
The garbage container, having a simple structure, a reliable performance, and being easy to install and cost effective, includes a container body, an infrared induction device, a movable cover...
7696710 Method of sensing an amount of moisture on a surface of a substrate with temperature compensation  
A method for determining an amount of moisture on a surface of a substrate includes a step of transmitting a transmitter signal to generate a wave. The transmitter signal has a first phase. The...
7633251 Single-sensor based commutation of multi-phase motor  
System, method, and apparatus for commutating and controlling a multi-phase motor using one output rotor sensor and circuitry that measures time between rotor pole-to-pole transitions is...
7616895 Safety edge with status and failure recognition  
A device and method for operating an optoelectronic safety sensitive edge (100) for the safeguarded motor-driven movement of a gate having a closing edge (141). The device has a deformable,...
7609019 Photovoltaic system and method for operating a photovoltaic system  
A photovoltaic system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules and a DC motor connected to a three-phase generator driven by a shaft. The three-phase generator is connected to a power mains....
7570003 Automatic opening garbage can  
A lid assembly for use with a garbage can having a frame that includes a lip at the bottom of lid and a housing. The housing is defined by a lower wall and a sidewall with an opening. A static...
7504793 DC motor driving method for reducing adverse RF interferences and application to a vehicle lighting or signaling device  
The invention concerns a method of controlling a control circuit, which comprises a step in which a variation in a control parameter for the control circuit is effected, said variation being...
7477035 Dynamic aperture driving apparatus and method for reducing vibration  
The present invention generally relates to a dynamic aperture for controlling the intensity of light of projection lens, more particularly to a dynamic aperture driving apparatus and method for...
7466097 Wiper control method and wiper control device  
A wiper control method and a wiper control device are provided which can smoothly respond to rapid change of a rainfall situation at passage of a rainfall shutoff environment such as a tunnel. A...
7463948 Robot control apparatus  
A robot control apparatus allows a plurality of mobile robots to carry out tasks at a reduced or minimized cost as a whole with consideration given to costs derived from an encounter with an...
7425805 Three-in-one control device for a ceiling fan  
A three-in-one control device for a ceiling fan includes a signal receiving module, which is able to receive segmented controlled signals, stepless controlled signals and wireless controlled...
7420349 Microcontroller interface with hall element  
A device controller system incorporates an inexpensive Hall element to detect motion of a brushless DC motor. A magnet, which is part of a motor rotor, passes by the Hall element producing a Hall...
7417397 Automated shade control method and system  
This invention generally relates to automated shade systems that employ one or more algorithms to provide appropriate solar protection from direct solar penetration; reduce solar heat gain; reduce...
7348586 Exterior element sensor  
An exterior element sensor can include an optical element mounted on a window. The optical element can include a cylindrical lens having both ends shaped spherically and a central portion that...
7256694 Automatic lid opening and closing system for a waste container  
A lid opening and closing system for a waste container having an opening and a lid for covering the opening, the system including a proximity sensor, which may be a capacitive proximity sensor,...
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