Barrier operator controller with user settable control limits when entrapment device present

  • US 7,180,260 B2
  • Filed: 02/21/2006
  • Issued: 02/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A motor driven barrier operator for moving a barrier between open and closed positions, comprising:

  • a motor driveably connected to said barrier for moving said barrier between said open and closed positions;

    a controller operably connected to said motor;

    a control module including user input controls for commanding said controller;

    an external entrapment device associated with said barrier and adapted to be operably connected to said controller for providing a signal to said controller indicating the presence of said external entrapment device; and

    said controller is responsive to user input of one of barrier opening and closing force limit values when said external entrapment device is connected to said controller to adjust said at least one of said force limits exerted on said barrier by said motor when moving said barrier between said open and closed positions.

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