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Number: 160/5
Name: Flexible or portable closure, partition, or panel > Automatic control > Nonthermal automatic initiator > Weather and/or light initiated
Description: Devices wherein the sensing device is initiated by either or both (1) a change in weather condition (e.g., rain) or (2) variations in light intensity, including lack of light.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8678067 Posture-adjustable solar-collecting window blind Mar. 25, 2014
8639387 Method, system and device for controlling a device related to a building aperture Jan. 28, 2014
8571719 Load control system having an energy savings mode Oct. 29, 2013
8528621 Solar window shade Sep. 10, 2013
8508169 Method of automatically controlling a motorized window treatment while minimizing occupant distractions Aug. 13, 2013
8417388 Load control system having an energy savings mode Apr. 9, 2013
8261608 Solar protection installation equipped with a wind sensor Sep. 11, 2012
8091604 Broadcast-receiving automatic window covering Jan. 10, 2012
7977904 Automated shade control method and system Jul. 12, 2011
7963675 Electrically controllable window treatment system to control sun glare in a space Jun. 21, 2011
7965192 Photo sensitive device Jun. 21, 2011
7950827 Electrically controllable window treatment system to control sun glare in a space May. 31, 2011
7828036 Wind sensing awning control having arm-mounted sensor Nov. 9, 2010
7761186 Automated lighting and building control system Jul. 20, 2010
7588067 Electrically controllable window treatment system to control sun glare in a space Sep. 15, 2009
7389806 Motorized window shade system Jun. 24, 2008
7193201 Method for measuring external light to control protection means against sunlight or illumination Mar. 20, 2007
7152652 Load detection system for motorized lateral and vertical arm awnings Dec. 26, 2006
7111952 System to control daylight and artificial illumination and sun glare in a space Sep. 26, 2006
6296036 Auto-shutter system for eye protection against in-band frequency agile lasers Oct. 2, 2001
6111376 Motorizing awning with automatic safety control Aug. 29, 2000
6084231 Closed-loop, daylight-sensing, automatic window-covering system insensitive to radiant spectrum produced by gaseous-discharge lamps Jul. 4, 2000
5808430 Electrically controlled curtains Sep. 15, 1998
5663621 Autonomous, low-cost, automatic window covering system for daylighting applications Sep. 2, 1997
5648656 System to optimize artificial lighting levels with increasing daylight level Jul. 15, 1997
5566471 Electromotive curtain for drying clothes Oct. 22, 1996
5532560 Photosensitive automatic blind controller Jul. 2, 1996
5158334 Adjustable vehicular glare shielding device Oct. 27, 1992
5142133 Apparatus for the control of venetian blinds including photodetector means for detecting the angle of incidence of sun light Aug. 25, 1992
5088543 Skylight shade Feb. 18, 1992
4995442 Curtain opening device Feb. 26, 1991
4979550 Window blind control apparatus Dec. 25, 1990
4951730 Window blind system Aug. 28, 1990
4864201 Light actuated curtain puller Sep. 5, 1989
4773733 Venetian blind having prismatic reflective slats Sep. 27, 1988
4727918 Blind adjuster Mar. 1, 1988
4644990 Automatic closing system for window blinds Feb. 24, 1987
4474167 Latch for a butterfly damper Oct. 2, 1984
4424850 Security proof shutter Jan. 10, 1984
4307768 Energy conserving insulative window shade Dec. 29, 1981
4144802 Hurricane/tornado building protection system Mar. 20, 1979
3965348 Method of and apparatus for detecting light and controlling jalousies and the like Jun. 22, 1976

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