Patents by Inventor Stephen P. Hebeisen

Stephen P. Hebeisen 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: 20190178033
    Abstract: A shade channel system and method provide interchangeability of use with a zippered shade and a regular or blackout shade, together with improved efficiency of installation. A guide channel accepts a shade and is configured with a tensioning mechanism to allow the guide channel to be retained at varying depths within a base channel. The system is suitable for providing polished, uniform looks throughout a room and allowing for use of standard-sized shades by allowing the guide channel to be placed at an adjustable depth within a base channel. Existing channels may be utilized, or new base channels may be coupled to existing mullions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Mechoshade Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko
  • Publication number: 20190136618
    Abstract: Intelligent building control systems utilize sky information from a camera or cameras to facilitate control of building systems such as lighting, motorized window coverings, electrochromic glazings, HVAC systems, and so forth. Based on the sky information, interior lighting intensity and/or color temperature may be modified, for example in order to achieve a desired circadian effect for building occupants. In this manner, energy efficiency and occupant comfort and convenience are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hebeisen, Alex Greenspan, Joel Berman
  • Patent number: 10260280
    Abstract: A shade channel system and method of use to provide interchangeability of use with a zippered shade and a regular or blackout shade, together with improved efficiency of installation. A guide channel accepts a shade and is configured with a tensioning mechanism to allow the guide channel to be retained at varying depths within a base channel. The system is suitable for providing polished, uniform looks throughout a room and allowing for use of standard-sized shades by allowing the guide channel to be placed at an adjustable depth within a base channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko
  • Publication number: 20190106935
    Abstract: The system includes information and data from analysis systems about optimal window covering positions that is communicated to building occupants. The analysis system communicates information to the occupant via the occupant's client computer to allow the occupant to fully or partially adjust the position of a manual shade or motorized shade, without the need for the analysis system to fully or partially electronically control the shades. The system may also adjust window covering systems and other systems to ensure desired or optimal daylight exposure in order promote optimal circadian functionality in the occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Mechoshade Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, David Robinson, Alex Greenspan
  • Patent number: 10253564
    Abstract: Intelligent building control systems utilize sky information from a camera or cameras to facilitate control of building systems such as lighting, motorized window coverings, electrochromic glazings, HVAC systems, and so forth. In this manner, energy efficiency and occupant comfort and convenience are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MechoShade Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hebeisen, Alex Greenspan, Joel Berman
  • Patent number: 10253563
    Abstract: A shade channel system and method provide interchangeability of use with a zippered shade and a regular or blackout shade, together with improved efficiency of installation. A guide channel accepts a shade and is configured with a tensioning mechanism to allow the guide channel to be retained at varying depths within a base channel. The system is suitable for providing polished, uniform looks throughout a room and allowing for use of standard-sized shades by allowing the guide channel to be placed at an adjustable depth within a base channel. Existing channels may be utilized, or new base channels may be coupled to existing mullions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko
  • Patent number: 10174546
    Abstract: The system includes information and data from analysis systems about optimal window covering positions that is communicated to building occupants. The analysis system communicates information to the occupant via the occupant's client computer to allow the occupant to fully or partially adjust the position of a manual shade or motorized shade, without the need for the analysis system to fully or partially electronically control the shades. The system may also adjust window covering systems and other systems to ensure desired or optimal daylight exposure in order promote optimal circadian functionality in the occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, David Robinson, Alex Greenspan
  • Publication number: 20180187483
    Abstract: A shade channel system and method provide interchangeability of use with a zippered shade and a regular or blackout shade, together with improved efficiency of installation. A guide channel accepts a shade and is configured with a tensioning mechanism to allow the guide channel to be retained at varying depths within a base channel. The system is suitable for providing polished, uniform looks throughout a room and allowing for use of standard-sized shades by allowing the guide channel to be placed at an adjustable depth within a base channel. Existing channels may be utilized, or new base channels may be coupled to existing mullions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko
  • Publication number: 20180187482
    Abstract: A shade channel system and method of use to provide interchangeability of use with a zippered shade and a regular or blackout shade, together with improved efficiency of installation. A guide channel accepts a shade and is configured with a tensioning mechanism to allow the guide channel to be retained at varying depths within a base channel. The system is suitable for providing polished, uniform looks throughout a room and allowing for use of standard-sized shades by allowing the guide channel to be placed at an adjustable depth within a base channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko
  • Publication number: 20180187484
    Abstract: Intelligent building control systems utilize sky information from a camera or cameras to facilitate control of building systems such as lighting, motorized window coverings, electrochromic glazings, HVAC systems, and so forth. In this manner, energy efficiency and occupant comfort and convenience are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hebeisen, Alex Greenspan, Joel Berman
  • Patent number: 9938765
    Abstract: Automated shade systems comprise motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, ASHRAE clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis. Modeled brightness information may be utilized to control shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mechoshade Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Muthukumar Ramalingam
  • Publication number: 20170226799
    Abstract: The quick release device may comprise a shade tube, a gear wheel engaging with the shade tube, a pawl removably engaging with the gear wheel and a solenoid configured to activate the pawl. The activation of the pawl disengages the pawl from the pawl wheel and allows the shade tube to rotate. The quick release device may also include a shade tube, a rotating brake plate engaging with the shade tube, a spring configured to apply pressure to the rotating brake plate and a magnet configured to apply magnetism to the spring. In response to the magnet applying magnetism to the spring, the spring contracts and releases pressure on the rotating brake plate and allows the shade tube to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. HEBEISEN, Eugene MIROSHNICHENKO
  • Publication number: 20170114593
    Abstract: A window shade pocket system comprises a pocket having an inside surface, a bracket removably affixed to the inside surface of the pocket and a roller shade within the pocket. The bracket may retain cabling and/or electrical components within the bracket. The bracket may include a plurality of brackets along the inside surface of the pocket, wherein the cabling is retained within the plurality of brackets. The brackets may form a channel between the bracket and the inside surface of the pocket. The roller shade may be able to be removed after the bracket is removed. The pocket may also be comprised of a first component having a first engagement device and a second component having a second engagement device, wherein the first engagement device engages the second engagement device to form the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: MechoShade Systems, inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hebeisen, Xi Ming Liarno, Eugene Miroshnichenko, John Wilk
  • Publication number: 20160258209
    Abstract: The system includes information and data from analysis systems about optimal window covering positions that is communicated to building occupants. The analysis system communicates information to the occupant via the occupant's client computer to allow the occupant to fully or partially adjust the position of a manual shade or motorized shade, without the need for the analysis system to fully or partially electronically control the shades. The system may also adjust window covering systems and other systems to ensure desired or optimal daylight exposure in order promote optimal circadian functionality in the occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: MechoShade Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Berman, Stephen P. Hebeisen, David Robinson, Alex Greenspan
  • Patent number: 9360731
    Abstract: Automated shade systems may comprise controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system and components thereof, for example window coverings, glass having variable characteristics, and so forth. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, information regarding one or more variable characteristics of glass, clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen
  • Publication number: 20150225999
    Abstract: Automated shade systems comprise motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, ASHRAE clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis. Modeled brightness information may be utilized to control shades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Muthukumar Ramalingam
  • Publication number: 20140355098
    Abstract: Automated shade systems may comprise controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system and components thereof, for example window coverings, glass having variable characteristics, and so forth. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, information regarding one or more variable characteristics of glass, clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen
  • Patent number: 8890456
    Abstract: Automated shade systems comprise motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, ASHRAE clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis. Modeled brightness information may be utilized to control shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: MechoShade Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen, Muthukumar Ramalingam
  • Patent number: 8836263
    Abstract: Automated shade systems may comprise controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system and components thereof, for example window coverings, glass having variable characteristics, and so forth. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, information regarding one or more variable characteristics of glass, clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: MechoShade Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen
  • Patent number: 8723467
    Abstract: Automated shade systems may comprise motorized window coverings, sensors, and controllers that use algorithms to control operation of the automated shade control system. These algorithms may include information such as: 3-D models of a building and surrounding structures, shadow information, reflectance information, lighting and radiation information, information regarding one or more variable characteristics of glass, ASHRAE clear sky algorithms, log information related to manual overrides, occupant preference information, motion information, real-time sky conditions, solar radiation on a building, a total foot-candle load on a structure, brightness overrides, actual and/or calculated BTU load, time-of-year information, and microclimate analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: MechoShade Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Berman, Jan Berman, Alex Greenspan, Stephen P. Hebeisen