Patents Assigned to Geigtech East Bay LLC
  • Publication number: 20180334802
    Abstract: A shade and curtain storage and deployment system includes a shade assembly, a curtain assembly, and a panel, each disposed within a recess formed in a ceiling. The panel has a visible surface occupying a plane. The curtain assembly includes a track configured to support a curtain. A first gap provided between a first edge of the panel and the ceiling is configured to enable a shade of the shade assembly to extend from the recess to an area below the ceiling. A second gap provided between a second edge of the panel and the ceiling is configured to enable the curtain to extend along the second edge. The track extends along the second edge and above the plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180320441
    Abstract: A roller shade mounting element includes a mount portion configured to couple to a support surface and a bracket portion configured to support a roller window shade assembly. The bracket portion includes a first end and a second end substantially opposite the first end, a first surface at the first end configured to bear against the support surface, a second surface between the first end and the second end where the second surface is configured to extend adjacent an end of the roller window shade assembly, and a member coupled with the bracket portion. The member extends outward from the second surface, and the member is configured to engage and limit rotation of at least a portion of the roller window shade assembly. The combination of the bracket portion and the roller window shade assembly completely obscures at least a portion of the mount portion to an observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: GeigTech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180274293
    Abstract: A bracket is configured to be coupled to a support surface and configured to support a roller window shade assembly. The bracket comprises a side configured to bear against the support surface such that the bracket extends away from the support surface and is adjacent an end of the roller window shade assembly. A passage extends through the bracket from the side to an area of the bracket adjacent the roller window shade assembly. The passage is configured to receive electrical wiring therethrough such that the electrical wiring can pass from the support surface to the roller window shade assembly to power a motor of the roller window shade assembly, and the bracket is configured to obscure the electrical wiring when the bracket is coupled to the support surface and supports the roller window shade assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: GeigTech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 10036162
    Abstract: A shade and curtain storage and deployment system includes a shade assembly, a curtain assembly, and an access panel, each disposed within a recess formed in a ceiling. A visible surface of the access panel occupies the same plane as a visible surface of the ceiling. The curtain assembly includes a track having a plurality of hangers configured to translate on the track and support a curtain. A first gap provided between a first edge of the access panel and the ceiling is configured to enable a shade of the shade assembly to extend from the recess to an area below the ceiling. A second gap provided between a second edge of the access panel and the ceiling is configured to enable the curtain to extend along the second edge. The track extends along the second edge and is disposed entirely above the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180209214
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a roller window shade includes a mounting bracket, a motor coupled with a shade tube of the shade, and a wire. The mounting bracket includes a body having a first surface and a second surface and a protrusion fixedly coupled with the body and extending perpendicularly from the second surface. The first surface bears against a flat surface. A passage extends between the first surface and the second surface. The motor defines a recess that receives the protrusion. The wire extends through the passage and couples with the motor. The mounting bracket and the motor obscure the wire from view. The passage extends at least one of proximate and through the protrusion such that the wire extends into the recess when the wire is coupled with the motor and when the recess receives the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20180195342
    Abstract: A shade bracket and support system includes a shade, a shade tube, at least two bracket assemblies, and a plurality of roller assemblies. The shade is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The shade tube is coupled to the shade and rotates in a first direction to retract the shade and a second direction to extend the shade. The bracket assemblies mount to a structure and support the shade tube and shade. The roller assemblies are provided between the bracket assemblies and support the shade and the shade tube along a longitudinal axis of the shade tube. At least one of the roller assemblies rotates in the same direction as the shade tube when the shade is being retracted or extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 9988839
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a system of fastening devices, e.g., mounts, brackets, and assemblies for installing roller window shades. In one embodiment, the fastening device system comprises two one-piece, disk-shaped mounting brackets, one for each end of a shade tube, wherein the mounting brackets are configured such that, in use, the outer circumference of the brackets are visible; the mounting means being largely hidden within the bracket or by the shade. In a particular embodiment, the fastening system is designed for use with motorized shades, wherein one mounting bracket is configured to key the shade motor, and one mounting bracket is configured to receive the idler pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GeigTech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 9840868
    Abstract: A window shade storage and deployment system includes a recess formed in a ceiling and an access panel. The recess houses a window shade movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The access panel is removably attached to a surface of the recess such that a visible surface of the access panel occupies substantially the same plane as a visible surface of the ceiling surrounding the recess. A gap is provided between an edge of the access panel and the ceiling. The gap enables the window shade to extend through the gap from the recess to the area below the visible surface of the ceiling when the window shade is in the extended position. The visible surface of the access panel and the visible surface of the ceiling include the same or a similar material such that the visible surface of the access panel and the visible surface of the ceiling are visibly substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20160168908
    Abstract: A window shade storage and deployment system includes a recess formed in a ceiling and an access panel. The recess houses a window shade movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The access panel is removably attached to a surface of the recess such that a visible surface of the access panel occupies substantially the same plane as a visible surface of the ceiling surrounding the recess. A gap is provided between an edge of the access panel and the ceiling. The gap enables the window shade to extend through the gap from the recess to the area below the visible surface of the ceiling when the window shade is in the extended position. The visible surface of the access panel and the visible surface of the ceiling include the same or a similar material such that the visible surface of the access panel and the visible surface of the ceiling are visibly substantially identical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: GeigTech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 9237821
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a system of fastening devices, e.g., mounts, brackets, and assemblies for installing roller window shades. In one embodiment, the fastening device system comprises two one-piece, disk-shaped mounting brackets, one for each end of a shade tube, wherein the mounting brackets are configured such that, in use, the outer circumference of the brackets are visible; the mounting means being largely hidden within the bracket or by the shade. In a particular embodiment, the fastening system is designed for use with motorized shades, wherein one mounting bracket is configured to key the shade motor, and one mounting bracket is configured to receive the idler pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: GEIGTECH EAST BAY LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20150136941
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a system of fastening devices, e.g., mounts, brackets, and assemblies for installing roller window shades. In one embodiment, the fastening device system comprises two one-piece, disk-shaped mounting brackets, one for each end of a shade tube, wherein the mounting brackets are configured such that, in use, the outer circumference of the brackets are visible; the mounting means being largely hidden within the bracket or by the shade. In a particular embodiment, the fastening system is designed for use with motorized shades, wherein one mounting bracket is configured to key the shade motor, and one mounting bracket is configured to receive the idler pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: D776456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger