Automated shade control method and system

  • US 7,417,397 B2
  • Filed: 09/08/2005
  • Issued: 08/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for facilitating control of daylighting of an interior space, said system configured with:

  • a motor;

    a window covering, wherein said motor is configured to actuate said window covering;

    at least one of a radiometer and a photometer to detect lighting information;

    a motor controller configured to control said motor using a proactive algorithm, said proactive algorithm incorporating said lighting information;

    a first ratio representing the number of said motors to the number of said motor controllers; and

    ,a second ratio representing the number of said motor controllers to the number of centralized motor controllers, wherein said first ratio includes whole numbers greater than a one-to-one ratio, and said second ratio includes whole numbers greater than a one-to-one ratio.

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