CA2593960A1 - A covering system - Google Patents

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CA2593960A1
CA2593960A1 CA002593960A CA2593960A CA2593960A1 CA 2593960 A1 CA2593960 A1 CA 2593960A1 CA 002593960 A CA002593960 A CA 002593960A CA 2593960 A CA2593960 A CA 2593960A CA 2593960 A1 CA2593960 A1 CA 2593960A1
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Daniel Cutler
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • E04F10/06Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building
    • E04F10/0607Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building with guiding-sections for supporting the movable end of the blind
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01GHORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
    • A01G13/00Protecting plants
    • A01G13/02Protective coverings for plants; Coverings for the ground; Devices for laying-out or removing coverings
    • A01G13/0206Canopies, i.e. devices providing a roof above the plants
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01GHORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
    • A01G9/00Cultivation in receptacles, forcing-frames or greenhouses; Edging for beds, lawn or the like
    • A01G9/22Shades or blinds for greenhouses, or the like
    • A01G9/227Shades or blinds for greenhouses, or the like rolled up during non-use
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • E04F10/06Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building
    • E04F10/0644Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building with mechanisms for unrolling or balancing the blind
    • E04F10/0655Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building with mechanisms for unrolling or balancing the blind acting on the movable end, e.g. front bar
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • E04F10/06Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building
    • E04F10/0666Accessories
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • E04F10/06Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building
    • E04F10/0666Accessories
    • E04F10/0681Support posts for the movable end of the blind
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F10/00Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins
    • E04F10/02Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins
    • E04F10/06Sunshades, e.g. Florentine blinds or jalousies; Outside screens; Awnings or baldachins of flexible canopy materials, e.g. canvas ; Baldachins comprising a roller-blind with means for holding the end away from a building
    • E04F10/0692Front bars
    • Y02A40/258

Abstract

The present application relates to a covering apparatus for covering an outdoor area comprising a screen (1) that can be operated between a retracted and an extended configuration, the screen having a leading portion (2) and a trailing portion (4), the trailing portion (4) being connected to a first support (5, 6), the apparatus further comprising a plurality of longitudinal flexible elements (11, 12) extending from the first support (5, 6) to respective second supports (9, 10), and the leading portion (2) of the screen (1) being supported by the longitudinal flexible elements (11, 12) as the screen (1) is operated from the retracted to the extended configuration, wherein the leading portion (2) of the screen (1) is moveably mounted to the longitudinal flexible elements (11, 12) such that the leading portion (2) moves with respect to the longitudinal flexible elements (11, 12) during operation between retracted and extended positions, and wherein at least one clamping system is provided on the leading portion (2) of the screen (1) for releasably clamping the leading portion (2) to at least one of the longitudinal flexible elements (11, 12).

Claims (34)

1. A covering apparatus for covering an outdoor area comprising a screen that can be operated between a retracted and an extended configuration, the screen having a leading portion and a trailing portion, the trailing portion being connected to a first support, the apparatus further comprising a plurality of longitudinal flexible elements extending from the first support to respective second supports, and the leading portion of the screen being supported by the longitudinal flexible elements as the screen is operated from the retracted to the extended configuration, wherein the leading portion of the screen is moveably mounted to the longitudinal flexible elements such that the leading portion moves with respect to the longitudinal flexible elements during operation between retracted and extended positions, and wherein at least one clamping system is provided on the leading portion of the screen for releasably clamping the leading portion to at least one of the longitudinal flexible elements.
2. A covering apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the leading portion is supported by the longitudinal elements when the screen is deployed in at least a partially extended configuration.
3. An apparatus as claimed in claim 1 or 2, further comprising a transverse element fixed to the leading portion of the screen.
4. An apparatus as claimed in claim 3, further comprising a roller casing disposed on each longitudinal flexible element, each roller casing comprising at least two rollers which allow the roller casing to slide along the respective longitudinal flexible element.
5. An apparatus as claimed in claim 4, wherein the leading portion of the screen is attached to the roller casings via the transverse element, to moveably mount the leading portion of the screen to the longitudinal flexible elements.
6. An apparatus as claimed in claim 4 or 5, wherein said roller casing further comprises said clamping system to clamp the roller casing to the respective longitudinal flexible element when it is placed in a desired position.
7. An apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein said clamping system comprises a plate which is pushed into a clamping position by a spring.
8. An apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein said clamping system comprises a clamping roller which is biased into a clamping position by a spring, a screw, a camming device, a pneumatic arrangement or a hydraulic arrangement.
9. An apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein said clamping system comprises two side rollers arranged on opposite sides of the longitudinal flexible element, the side rollers being biased into a clamping position when the screen is pulled in the retracting direction and into a non-clamping position when the screen is pulled in the extension direction.
10. An apparatus as claimed in claim 9, wherein the side rollers are rotatably mounted on side roller axles which are slidably mounted in slots, wherein said slots are closer together at the end nearest the leading edge of the screen than they are at the end furthest from the leading edge of the screen.
11. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the longitudinal flexible elements are wires under tension.
12. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said first support comprises poles or a wall or a roof.
13. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said second supports are poles or a wall or a roof.
14. An apparatus as claimed in any of claims 3 to 15, wherein said transverse element is a rod.
15. An apparatus as claimed in any of claims 3 to 15, wherein said transverse element is a wire thread covered by a series of solid tubes clamped at both ends of the wire by clamps and under tension.
16. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, further comprising at least one curtain attached laterally on the longitudinal flexible elements.
17. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, comprising at least one curtain attached between the second supports.
18. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, comprising at least one curtain attached between the first supports.
19. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the trailing edge is attached to the first support via a screen case from which the screen is unrolled when being deployed or into which the screen is rolled when being retracted.
20. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, further comprising an automatic retraction system.
21. An apparatus as claimed in claim 20, wherein the automatic retraction system comprises a tension sensor which senses the tension in the screen and causes the automatic retraction system to retract the screen when a threshold tension is exceeded.
22. An apparatus as claimed in claim 20, wherein the automatic retraction system comprises a tension sensor which senses the tension in at least one of the longitudinal flexible elements and causes the automatic retraction system to retract the screen when a threshold tension is exceeded.
23. An apparatus as claimed in claim 22, wherein the tension sensor is calibrated each time the screen is deployed or retracted.
24. An apparatus as claimed in claim 22 or 23, wherein the tension sensor is located in the roller case.
25. An apparatus as claimed in claim 24, wherein the tension sensor forms an integral part of the clamping system.
26. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the apparatus comprises a plurality of storage rollers around which the screen is wrapped when retracted.
27. An apparatus as claimed in claim 26, wherein the trailing edge of the screen is passed around the plurality of rollers and attached back to the screen so as to form a loop around the plurality of rollers and in frictional engagement therewith, the friction between the screen and the plurality of rollers being such that when at least one of the rollers is driven so as to retract the screen, the screen is wound around the plurality of rollers.
28. An apparatus as claimed in claim 26, wherein the screen is attached to a frictional base member, the frictional base member being provided around the plurality of rollers in frictional engagement therewith, and the friction between the base member and the plurality of rollers being such that when at least one of the rollers is driven so as to retract the screen, the screen is wound around the plurality of rollers.
29. An apparatus as claimed in claim 25 or 26, wherein the apparatus comprises two storage rollers, and wherein the frictional engagement is provided by a spring which biases the two storage rollers apart.
30. An apparatus as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the apparatus comprises at least one power transferring cable for transferring power diagonally along the screen from the trailing portion of the screen to the leading portion of the screen.
31. An automatic retraction system for a covering apparatus, wherein a tension sensor senses the tension in a screen of the covering apparatus and causes retraction of the screen if the sensed tension exceeds a predetermined threshold value.
32. A storage system for a covering apparatus comprising a plurality of rollers around which the sheet is stored and which are arranged so as to determine a cross-sectional shape of the stored sheet.
33. A method of transferring electrical power along a screen of a covering apparatus, wherein at least one power transferring cable transfers the power diagonally along the screen from a trailing portion of the screen to a leading portion of the screen.
34. A method of reinforcing a screen of a covering apparatus by attaching reinforcing members to the screen which run diagonally across the screen from a trailing portion of the screen to a leading portion of the screen.
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GB0427994.9 2004-12-21
GB0427994A GB2421520A (en) 2004-12-21 2004-12-21 Moveable cover or awning
GB0519596.1 2005-09-26
GBGB0519596.1A GB0519596D0 (en) 2004-12-21 2005-09-26 A covering system
PCT/GB2005/004973 WO2006067440A2 (en) 2004-12-21 2005-12-21 A covering system

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