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Title: Sunshade for building exteriors

Abstract

A sunshade for shading window exteriors includes at least one connecting bracket for attachment to a window mullion, a blade support strut attached to the connecting bracket at a first joint, and a plurality of louvered blades supported by the blade support strut at a second joint. The pivot angle at the first joint may be varied to extend the louvered blades a desired distance from the window mullion. The louvered blades are positioned at a preselected fixed profile angle on the second joint in order to optimize shading at the latitude where the sunshade is installed. In a preferred embodiment, the louvered blades have top walls supporting photovoltaic cells and the sunshade includes electric cables for connecting the photovoltaic cells to an electric circuit.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Atlanta, GA)
  2. (Cumming, GA)
  3. (Alpharetta, GA)
  4. (Keezletown, VA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOLAREX CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874598
Patent Number(s):
6421966
Assignee:
Kawneer Company Inc. (Norcross, GA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-97GO10245
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
sunshade; building; exteriors; shading; window; connecting; bracket; attachment; mullion; blade; support; strut; attached; joint; plurality; louvered; blades; supported; pivot; angle; varied; extend; distance; positioned; preselected; fixed; profile; optimize; latitude; installed; embodiment; top; walls; supporting; photovoltaic; cells; electric; cables; circuit; top wall; /52/136/

Citation Formats

Braunstein, Richard, McKenna, Gregory B., Hewitt, David W., and Harper, Randolph S. Sunshade for building exteriors. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Braunstein, Richard, McKenna, Gregory B., Hewitt, David W., & Harper, Randolph S. Sunshade for building exteriors. United States.
Braunstein, Richard, McKenna, Gregory B., Hewitt, David W., and Harper, Randolph S. Tue . "Sunshade for building exteriors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874598.
@article{osti_874598,
title = {Sunshade for building exteriors},
author = {Braunstein, Richard and McKenna, Gregory B. and Hewitt, David W. and Harper, Randolph S.},
abstractNote = {A sunshade for shading window exteriors includes at least one connecting bracket for attachment to a window mullion, a blade support strut attached to the connecting bracket at a first joint, and a plurality of louvered blades supported by the blade support strut at a second joint. The pivot angle at the first joint may be varied to extend the louvered blades a desired distance from the window mullion. The louvered blades are positioned at a preselected fixed profile angle on the second joint in order to optimize shading at the latitude where the sunshade is installed. In a preferred embodiment, the louvered blades have top walls supporting photovoltaic cells and the sunshade includes electric cables for connecting the photovoltaic cells to an electric circuit.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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