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System to control variable transmission windows

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WO2002009338A3
WO2002009338A3 PCT/US2001/021946 US0121946W WO2002009338A3 WO 2002009338 A3 WO2002009338 A3 WO 2002009338A3 US 0121946 W US0121946 W US 0121946W WO 2002009338 A3 WO2002009338 A3 WO 2002009338A3
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control
windows
variable
transmission
circuit
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PCT/US2001/021946
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French (fr)
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WO2002009338A2 (en )
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Jon H Bechtel
David L Poll
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Gentex Corp
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    • G02FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
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    • G02F1/01Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour
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Abstract

An electrical control system is disclosed for controlling a plurality of variable transmittance windows (44a). To achieve these and other aspects and advantages, the electrical control system of the present invention comprises a master control circuit (1000) for supplying control signals representing transmittance levels for the variable transmission windows, and a plurality of window control circuits (1100a) coupled to each of the master control circuit. Each window control circuit (1100a) controls the transmittance of at least one of the variable transmission windows (44a) in response to control signals received from the master control circuit (1000). Also disclosed are several window constructions that enable variable transmission windows (44a), such as electrochromic windows, to be used in architectural windows having a moving sash. Also disclosed are several window constructions that enable variable transmission elements to be more easily installed and replaced.
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