Abstract: A rotatable docking station includes a swivel mount assembly for rotational mounting of an electronic device. The swivel mount assembly includes and insertable part to be inserted into an opening in a structure and a lip part. A securing body secures the assembly body to a surface of the structure. A rotatable body includes another insertable part to be inserted into an opening in the insertable part of the assembly body, a plate part, and side walls with at least one side aperture. A platform part supports an electronic device and has at least one aperture at a location that permits a cable extending from the electronic device to pass through the aperture. At least one cable retractor is coupled to another end of the another insertable part of the rotatable body and has one first pulley and one second pulley.
Abstract: Systems, methods, and modes for commissioning of a building control system comprising a plurality of electronic devices installed in a building each adapted to communicate over a communication network and comprising at least one light source adapted to emit light of a plurality of colors. The system comprises at least one controller in communication with the plurality of electronic devices over the communication network, wherein the at least one controller is adapted to iteratively select one or more of the plurality of electronic devices to commission, command the selected electronic devices to emit a plurality of different assigned colors, and receive an identification of at least one illuminated color of an electronic device to be commissioned until the electronic device to be commissioned is identified.
Abstract: A cable retractor includes a frame having first and second frame ends, opposing frame walls between the frame ends, and a track extending along one of the frame walls. A block slides along the track. A single first pulley is coupled to the block and is rotatable about a first axis that moves together with the block, the first pulley being the sole pully that is rotatable about the first axis. A spring spool is mounted at the first frame end. A spring has a coiled part wound around the spring spool and has a segment that extends away from the coiled part and is coupled to the block. A single second pulley is disposed at the second frame end and is rotatable about a fixed second axis, the second pulley being the sole pully that is rotatable about the second axis.
Abstract: A system and method for performing sound quality testing of audio equipment in a conference room, the method comprising: determining, at a time t1, in a conference room with a set of audio video equipment, the set of audio equipment comprising one or more loudspeakers, one or more microphones, and audio signal processing equipment that includes at least an acoustic echo cancellation function, an initial audio performance level (IAPL) with the acoustic echo cancellation function turned off, and storing the same; determining, at a second time t2, following the first point in time t1, a current audio performance level (CAPL) with the acoustic echo cancellation function turned off, and storing the same; comparing the CAPL to the IAPL; and determining if the audio equipment in the conference room passes or fails the sound quality test based on the comparison of the CAPL to the IAPL.
Abstract: In some implementations, the device may include a mobile user device having a first side and a second side, the mobile user device having a first wireless communication interface communicatively coupled to a cloud network, an optical imaging camera positioned on the first side of said mobile user device, a first LIDAR camera disposed on the first side, and a display screen disposed on said second side of said mobile user device. In addition, the device may include a conferencing device having an outer enclosure, the conferencing device including a display screen housed within said outer enclosure, a bezel cover that forms a part of the outer enclosure and covers said display screen, where said bezel cover includes an electrochromatic region that is transparent when electrically energized and said electrochromatic region is opaque when de-energized.
Abstract: Systems, methods, and modes for generating a custom dimming curve to more accurately controlling lighting loads, comprising at least one controller adapted: drive a lighting load by incrementally increasing light output levels from an initial minimum light output level to an initial maximum light output level; during each light output level increment, receive a light level reading from a light sensor; determine at which light output level increment the lighting load has turned on and set that determined light output level as a determined minimum light output level; determine at which light output level increment the lighting load has stopped increasing in intensity and set that determined light output level as a determined maximum light output level; and determine a custom dimming curve comprising the determined minimum light output level and determined maximum light output level in relation to a minimum dimming input level and a maximum dimming input level.
Abstract: A rotatable docking station includes a swivel mount assembly for rotational mounting of an electronic device. The swivel mount assembly includes an insertable part inserted into an opening in a structure and a lip part. A securing body secures the assembly body to a surface of the structure. A rotatable body includes another insertable part inserted into an opening in the insertable part of the assembly body, a plate part, side walls with at least one side aperture, and a platform part. At least one first roller directs a cable extending through an opening in the another insertable part into a volume between the plate part and the platform part. At least one second roller directs a further cable through the at least one side aperture. A cable retractor includes a frame. An intermediate storage section of the cable or further cable is ordinarily disposed within the frame.
Abstract: A motorized shade comprising a motor adapted to lower or raise a shade material for selectively covering an architectural opening based on a position of the sun. The motorized shade comprises a controller adapted to drive the motor phase according to a startup sequence by ramping up amplitude form an initial amplitude to a startup amplitude and ramping up frequency from an initial frequency to a drive frequency, drive the motor phase according to a full drive sequence to move the shade material by driving the motor phase according to a sinusoidal waveform at a set maximum amplitude and at a drive frequency, and drive the motor phase according to a wind down sequence by reducing frequency from the drive frequency to an end frequency and reducing the amplitude from the maximum amplitude to an end amplitude.
December 22, 2022
Date of Patent:
October 17, 2023
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Michael Campagna, Benjamin Slivka, Luis J. Rivera
Abstract: An inductor is provided, comprising: a first ferrite core piece and a second ferrite core piece, each of which are made of substantially similar materials, exhibit desired electromagnetic properties, and which are fashioned in a substantially similar manner and shape, and wherein each of the first and second ferrite core pieces comprises a substantially planar mating surface, a center post, and a wire core assembly channel, and wherein a first substantially planar mating surface of the first ferrite core piece is adapted to planarly mate with a second substantially planar mating surface of the second ferrite core piece; and a wire core assembly adapted to be substantially self-locating and self-centering about a first or second center post when located in a respective first or second wire core assembly channel.
Abstract: An apparatus cools electronic circuitry. An enclosure surrounds the circuitry. Air intake holes are in an upper portion of a first panel that faces a first direction. Air exhaust holes are in an upper portion of a second panel that faces a second direction opposite the first. Air plenum piece is disposed within the enclosure, and a substantially planar portion extends from a first panel inner wall and ends a distance from a second panel inner wall. At least one tab extends from the substantially planar portion to an upper panel inner wall. The air plenum piece divides an enclosure interior into a first volume, enclosed by the first panel inner wall, substantially planar portion, at least one tab, and upper panel inner wall, into which the air intake holes open and a second volume into which the air exhaust holes open. The second volume is a remaining interior volume.
May 25, 2023
September 21, 2023
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
William P. Rehak, Albert Pedoeem, Alec J. Magrini, Sanjay Upasani
Abstract: Described herein is a data communication system using power over Ethernet (PoE) for power distribution, comprising a first and second powered device (PD), each of which is adapted to communicate with each other through an Ethernet data path (EDP) and is further adapted to receive direct current (DC) power using a PoE protocol, and a mid-span power injection device (MSPID) adapted to provide a communications interface such that data communications passes through the MSPID to and from each of the PDs, and wherein the MSPID is further adapted to provide a first DC power to only the first PD using the EDP, and to provide a second DC power to only the second PD using the EDP.
Abstract: A cable retractor includes a housing. A motorized drive section within the housing urges at least a segment of cable past the drive section. A chamber within the housing holds at least another segment of the cable that is stored freely without a specific arrangement of the cable. The motorized drive section urges the cable in a first direction to draw the at least another segment from the chamber, then past the motorized drive section, and then through an external opening in the housing to outside. The motorized drive urges the cable in a second, opposing direction to draw the another segment through the external opening in the housing from outside, then past the motorized drive section, and then into the chamber, the another segment being urged freely into the chamber without a specific arrangement of the cable in the chamber.
March 3, 2023
September 7, 2023
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Kriss Replogle, Charles Magrino, Brian Clough, David Paolazzi, Obioma Chukwuocha
Abstract: An electronics box for insertion into a wall box includes a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a rear surface, at least one side surface, and an intermediate surface disposed part way between the top surface and the bottom surface and extending inward from the at least one side surface. A chamfer surface is disposed between an edge of the bottom surface and an edge of the rear surface, and is disposed at a particular angle with the respect to the bottom surface and has a particular length. The particular angle and the particular length are selected such that the housing is able to be tilted and then inserted into the wall box with the chamfer surface clearing the wall box.
Abstract: A swivel mount assembly for rotational mounting of an electronic device to a mounting structure includes a rotatable body inserted, in part, into an opening in the mounting structure and rotatable about an axis extending through the mounting structure opening. A plate part above the mounting structure has an opening that opens into the mounting structure opening. A sidewall is joined at one end to the plate part and has a side aperture formed therein. A roller is disposed in the opening in the plate part and directs a cable extending through the opening in the mounting structure to further pass through the side aperture. A hold/release mechanism, disposed above the plate part, holds the cable and prevents its movement when the hold/release mechanism is in a first setting, and releases the cable and permits its movement when the hold/release mechanism is in a second setting.
Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for performing testing of audio equipment in a conference room, the method executed by one or more processors, comprising: (a) commissioning the conference room with a set of audio video equipment, the set of audio equipment comprising one or more loudspeakers, one or more microphones, and audio signal processing equipment that includes at least an acoustic echo cancellation function; (b) determining an initial audio performance level in the conference room, and storing the initial audio performance level (IAPL); (c) determining that sound quality testing of the audio equipment in the conference room should be performed; (d) disabling the acoustic echo cancellation function in the audio equipment of the conference room such that an output from each of the one or more loudspeakers is not removed from a respective microphone output signal; (e) generating an electrical stimulus test signal and transmitting it to the one or more loudspeakers in the audio equipment of the c
Abstract: A hem bar assembly adapted to secure to a shade material of a roller shade that selectively covers or uncover an architectural opening. The hem bar assembly comprises a first hem bar portion adapted to attach to a second hem bar portion. The first hem bar portion comprises a longitudinal flexible locking member recessed in the inner wall of the first hem bar portion and comprising a channel longitudinally extending therein. The hem bar assembly further comprises a longitudinal spline comprising a longitudinal male plug adapted to wedge and retain the shade material within the locking member channel of the first hem bar portion. The hem bar assembly is configured to attach to the shade material without welding and in exposed, half-wrap, or full-wrap configurations.