Patent Number: 6,298,273

Title: Control device for a solar protection means

Abstract: The device is meant to move the solar protection means from a first position, among at least two predetermined positions, toward a second position to adapt to a variation in sunshine. It comprises a logic (6) which breaks down movement from the first to the second position into a minimum of two steps separated by a time interval (T1). A command (STOP) activated by a user during said interval (T1) activates the following step and reduces the interval by a fraction. The activation of an order after the interval (T1) and during the operation of the following step increases the interval (T1) by a fraction. The control device is in this way capable of adapting to the behavior of the user.

Inventors: Grehant; Jean-Pierre Bernard (Nancy sur Cluses, FR), Jacquel; Dominique (Cluses, FR)

Assignee: Somfy

International Classification: E06B 9/68 (20060101); E06B 9/74 (20060101); G05B 19/042 (20060101); G05B 19/04 (20060101); G05B 19/425 (20060101); G06F 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018