Patents by Inventor Erich R. Klawuhn

Erich R. Klawuhn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220365399
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Publication number: 20220255351
    Abstract: Electrochromic windows powered by wireless power transmission and powering other devices by wireless power transmission are described along with wireless power transmission networks that incorporate these electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Robert T. Rozbicki, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Stephen Clark Brown, Yuyang Ying
  • Publication number: 20220244098
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a combination sensor comprising a set of physical sensors facing different directions proximate a structure, and configured to measure solar radiation in different directions. The combination sensor also comprises a virtual facade-aligned sensor configured to determine a combi-sensor value at a facade of the structure based on solar radiation readings from the set of physical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich R. Klawuhn, Douglas S. Silkwood, Jason Zedlitz, Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava
  • Publication number: 20220244610
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein relate to systems for powering electrochromic windows in a building. Systems may include photovoltaic panels configured to generate electrical power, energy storage device(s) configured for storing generated power, and one or more controllers on a network of electrochromic windows that are configured to receive power from the energy storage device(s) and power tint transitions in one or more electrochromic windows. Systems may include various additional circuit components described herein for regulating and/or controlling the generation, storage, and application of electric power. The systems and techniques described herein can be used to design networks of electrochromic windows that are hybrid-solar or off-the-grid (“OTG”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon Tinianov, Dhairya Shrivastava, Stephen Clark Brown, Erich R. Klawuhn
  • Publication number: 20220231399
    Abstract: Antenna systems for controlled coverage in buildings are disclosed where a data communications network in a building includes one or more external antennas. At least one of the external antennas is disposed on a roof or exterior of the building disposed in or associated with a window, a sky sensor or a digital architectural element. The one or more external antennas are coupled to a network infrastructure of the building via one or more data carrying lines and/or wireless links and are configured for communication with an external wireless network. The network infrastructure includes one or more data carrying lines, one or more network switches, and at least one control panel. In some embodiments, at least one of the external antennas is configured for communication with an external wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Clark Brown, John Sanford, Erich R. Klawuhn, Dhairya Shrivastava, Robert T. Rozbicki, Daniel Loy Purdy, Todd Daniel Antes, Todd Gray
  • Patent number: 11346710
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a combination sensor comprising a set of physical sensors facing different directions proximate a structure, and configured to measure solar radiation in different directions. The combination sensor also comprises a virtual facade-aligned sensor configured to determine a combi-sensor value at a facade of the structure based on solar radiation readings from the set of physical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: VIEW, INC.
    Inventors: Erich R. Klawuhn, Douglas S. Silkwood, Jason Zedlitz, Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 11342791
    Abstract: Electrochromic windows powered by wireless power transmission and powering other devices by wireless power transmission are described along with wireless power transmission networks that incorporate these electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Rozbicki, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Stephen Clark Brown, Yuyang Ying
  • Patent number: 11320713
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein relate to systems for powering electrochromic windows in a building. Systems may include photovoltaic panels configured to generate electrical power, energy storage device(s) configured for storing generated power, and one or more controllers on a network of electrochromic windows that are configured to receive power from the energy storage device(s) and power tint transitions in one or more electrochromic windows. Systems may include various additional circuit components described herein for regulating and/or controlling the generation, storage, and application of electric power. The systems and techniques described herein can be used to design networks of electrochromic windows that are hybrid-solar or off-the-grid (“OTG”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Tinianov, Dhairya Shrivastava, Stephen Clark Brown, Erich R. Klawuhn
  • Patent number: 11314139
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Patent number: 11221434
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a cloud detector comprising a first detector module directed to a first region of the sky and a second detector module directed to a second region of the sky. Each detector module has a tube enclosing one or more sensing elements. The one or more sensing elements of the first detector module are configured to take weather condition readings from the first region of the sky. The one or more sensing elements of the second detector module are configured to take weather condition readings from the second region of the sky. In one aspect, the cloud detector is configured to detect cloud cover based on these weather condition readings. In some cases, the one or more sensing elements comprise an infrared radiation detector (e.g., thermopile) for measuring infrared radiation intensity and a photosensor element for measuring sunlight intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Frank, Alexander Rumer, Brandon Tinianov, James Fox, Douglas S. Silkwood, Erich R. Klawuhn
  • Publication number: 20210405493
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein relate to systems for powering electrochromic windows in a building. Systems may include photovoltaic panels configured to generate electrical power, energy storage device(s) configured for storing generated power, and one or more controllers on a network of electrochromic windows that are configured to receive power from the energy storage device(s) and power tint transitions in one or more electrochromic windows. Systems may include various additional circuit components described herein for regulating and/or controlling the generation, storage, and application of electric power. The systems and techniques described herein can be used to design networks of electrochromic windows that are hybrid-solar or off-the-grid (“OTG”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon Tinianov, Dhairya Shrivastava, Stephen Clark Brown, Erich R. Klawuhn
  • Publication number: 20210294172
    Abstract: A system for controlling tinting of one or more zones of windows in a building based on predictions of future environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jack Rasmus-Vorrath, Jason David Zedlitz, Ranojoy Dutta, Yuyang Ying, Erich R. Klawuhn, Dhairya Shrivastava
  • Publication number: 20210232015
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Patent number: 11067869
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Publication number: 20210190991
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a cloud detector comprising a first detector module directed to a first region of the sky and a second detector module directed to a second region of the sky. Each detector module has a tube enclosing one or more sensing elements. The one or more sensing elements of the first detector module are configured to take weather condition readings from the first region of the sky. The one or more sensing elements of the second detector module are configured to take weather condition readings from the second region of the sky. In one aspect, the cloud detector is configured to detect cloud cover based on these weather condition readings. In some cases, the one or more sensing elements comprise an infrared radiation detector (e.g., thermopile) for measuring infrared radiation intensity and a photosensor element for measuring sunlight intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Frank, Alexander Rumer, Brandon Tinianov, James Fox, Douglas S. Silkwood, Erich R. Klawuhn
  • Patent number: 11016357
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Publication number: 20210149266
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Publication number: 20210108960
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a combination sensor comprising a set of physical sensors facing different directions proximate a structure, and configured to measure solar radiation in different directions. The combination sensor also comprises a virtual facade-aligned sensor configured to determine a combi-sensor value at a facade of the structure based on solar radiation readings from the set of physical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich R. Klawuhn, Douglas S. Silkwood, Jason Zedlitz, Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava
  • Publication number: 20210040789
    Abstract: Electrochromic windows powered by wireless power transmission and powering other devices by wireless power transmission are described along with wireless power transmission networks that incorporate these electrochromic windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Robert T. Rozbicki, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Stephen Clark Brown, Yuyang Ying
  • Patent number: 10895498
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a combination sensor comprising a set of physical sensors facing different directions proximate a structure, and configured to measure solar radiation in different directions. The combination sensor also comprises a virtual facade-aligned sensor configured to determine a combi-sensor value at a facade of the structure based on solar radiation readings from the set of physical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: VIEW, INC.
    Inventors: Erich R. Klawuhn, Douglas S. Silkwood, Jason Zedlitz, Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava