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Window shade with a shade panel

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Manfred Schmidt

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

The invention pertains to a window shade with a shade panel, with a rotatable winding shaft

1 for winding up the panel onto the winding shaft

1 to form a roll

2 and for unwinding the panel from this winding shaft

1 to form a panel surface

3, and with a drive M. The invention is characterized in that control means R are provided upline of the winding shaft

1 to vary the rotational speed of the winding shaft in such a way that the winding shaft

1 has several periods in each revolution, where the angular velocity changes in a predetermined manner within each period.

Description

Additional advantages and features of the invention can be derived from the following description of several embodiments of the invention in conjunction with the drawing:

FIG. 1 shows a schematic diagram, from the front, of a window shade according to a first embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 shows a cross-sectional view, from the side, of the window shade of FIG. 1 with the panel roll and the shade panel;

FIG. 3 shows a schematic diagram of a drive belt reducing gear according to another embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 4 shows a schematic diagram of a toothed belt reducing gear according to another embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 5 shows a schematic diagram of a gearwheel transmission according to another embodiment of the invention; and

FIG. 6 shows a schematic diagram of a reducing gear with universal joints according to another embodiment of the invention.

Claims

1. Window shade with a shade panel, with a rotatable winding shaft (

1) for winding up the shade panel onto this winding shaft (

1) to form a panel roll (

2) and for unwinding the shade panel from this winding shaft (

1) to form a panel surface (

3), and with a window shade drive (M), characterized in that control means (R) are provided upline of the winding shaft (

1) to vary the rotational speed of the winding shaft in such a way that the winding shaft

1 has several periods in each revolution, where the angular velocity changes in a predetermined manner within each period.

2. Window shade according to claim 1, characterized in that the window shade panel is provided with creases (

5), which give the panel surface (

3) a corrugated profile and the panel roll wound up on the winding shaft (

1) a triangular profile.

3. Window shade according to claim 2, characterized in that the shade panel consists of polyester with a thickness of 0.010-0.150 mm, and in that the distance between the creases (

5) is 7-40 mm.

4. Window shade according to claim 2, characterized in that the shade panel consists of metal with a thickness of 0.005-0.100 m, and in that the distance between the creases (

5) is 7-100 mm.

5. Window shade with a reducing gear installed between the winding shaft (

1) and the window shade drive (M) according to claim 1, characterized in that the reducing gear forms the control means (R) by virtue of at least one cam, which defines the periods with changing angular velocity.

6. Window shade according to claim 2, characterized in that the control means (R) has three periods, each with its own change in the angular velocity of the winding shaft (

1) during winding and unwinding.

7. Window shade according to claim 3, characterized in that the control means (R) has three periods, each with its own change in the angular velocity of the winding shaft (

1) during winding and unwinding.

8. Window shade according to claim 4, characterized in that the control means (R) has three periods, each with its own change in the angular velocity of the winding shaft (

1) during winding and unwinding.

9. Window shade according to claim 1, characterized in that the change in the angular velocity is the same in each of the periods.

10. Window shade according to claim 6, characterized in that the change in the angular velocity is the same in each of the periods.

11. Window shade according to claim 7, characterized in that the change in the angular velocity is the same in each of the periods.

12. Window shade according to claim 8, characterized in that the change in the angular velocity is the same in each of the periods.

13. Window shade according to claim 6, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a drive belt reducing gear, and in that the cam is on a belt pulley (T

2).

14. Window shade according to claim 7, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a drive belt reducing gear, and in that the cam is on a belt pulley (T

2).

15. Window shade according to claim 8, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a drive belt reducing gear, and in that the cam is on a belt pulley (T

2).

16. Window shade according to claim 6, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a toothed belt transmission, and in that the cam is on at least one gearwheel (R

1, R

2).

17. Window shade according to claim 7, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a toothed belt transmission, and in that the cam is on at least one gearwheel (R

1, R

2).

18. Window shade according to claim 8, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a toothed belt transmission, and in that the cam is on at least one gearwheel (R

1, R

2).

19. Window shade according to claim 6, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a toothed belt transmission, and in that the cam is on at least one gearwheel (Z

1, Z

2, Z

3).

20. Window shade according to claim 7, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a toothed belt transmission, and in that the cam is on at least one gearwheel (Z

1, Z

2, Z

3).

21. Window shade according to claim 8, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) is designed as a toothed belt transmission, and in that the cam is on at least one gearwheel (Z

1, Z

2, Z

3).

22. Window shade according to claim 19, characterized in that the gearwheel transmission comprises three or more gearwheels (Z

1, Z

2, Z

3) with cams, where the first gearwheel (Z

1), which is connected to the drive shaft (

6), has a triangular, elliptical, or eccentric design, and in that the second (Z

2) and the remaining gearwheels (Z

3) all have essentially the same triangular design.

23. Window shade according to claim 20, characterized in that the gearwheel transmission comprises three or more gearwheels (Z

1, Z

2, Z

3) with cams, where the first gearwheel (Z

1), which is connected to the drive shaft (

6), has a triangular, elliptical, or eccentric design, and in that the second (Z

2) and the remaining gearwheels (Z

3) all have essentially the same triangular design.

24. Window shade according to claim 21, characterized in that the gearwheel transmission comprises three or more gearwheels (Z

1, Z

2, Z

3) with cams, where the first gearwheel (Z

1), which is connected to the drive shaft (

6), has a triangular, elliptical, or eccentric design, and in that the second (Z

2) and the remaining gearwheels (Z

3) all have essentially the same triangular design.

25. Window shade according to claim 13, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

26. Window shade according to claim 14, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

27. Window shade according to claim 15, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

28. Window shade according to claim 16, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

29. Window shade according to claim 17, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

30. Window shade according to claim 18, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

31. Window shade according to claim 19, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

32. Window shade according to claim 20, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

33. Window shade according to claim 21, characterized in that the reducing gear (R) comprises one or more universal joints (X

1, X

2) from which shafts (

6,

7) extend at predetermined angles.

34. Window shade according to claim 1, characterized in that the control means (R) are formed by an electric motor (M) with electronic speed control.

35. Window shade according to claim 6, characterized in that the control means (R) are formed by an electric motor (M) with electronic speed control.

36. Window shade according to claim 7, characterized in that the control means (R) are formed by an electric motor (M) with electronic speed control.

37. Window shade according to claim 8, characterized in that the control means (R) are formed by an electric motor (M) with electronic speed control.

38. Window shade according to claim 5, characterized in that the control means (R) are formed by an electric motor (M) with electronic speed control.

39. Window shade according to claim 34, characterized in that the electronic speed control can be switched between at least two different velocity profiles per revolution and is provided with a signal transmitter for switching from one velocity profile to another, where the signal transmitter generates a switching signal when the panel surface has been unwound to a certain length.

40. Window shade according to claim 35, characterized in that the electronic speed control can be switched between at least two different velocity profiles per revolution and is provided with a signal transmitter for switching from one velocity profile to another, where the signal transmitter generates a switching signal when the panel surface has been unwound to a certain length.

41. Window shade according to claim 36, characterized in that the electronic speed control can be switched between at least two different velocity profiles per revolution and is provided with a signal transmitter for switching from one velocity profile to another, where the signal transmitter generates a switching signal when the panel surface has been unwound to a certain length.

42. Window shade according to claim 37, characterized in that the electronic speed control can be switched between at least two different velocity profiles per revolution and is provided with a signal transmitter for switching from one velocity profile to another, where the signal transmitter generates a switching signal when the panel surface has been unwound to a certain length.

43. Window shade according to claim 38, characterized in that the electronic speed control can be switched between at least two different velocity profiles per revolution and is provided with a signal transmitter for switching from one velocity profile to another, where the signal transmitter generates a switching signal when the panel surface has been unwound to a certain length.