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Cordless covering with tiltable vanes

In one aspect, a cordless covering may include a roller and a shade panel configured to be wound around and unwound from the roller to move the shade panel between an extended position and a retracted position. The shade panel may include a front panel, a back panel, and a plurality of vanes extending between the front and back panels. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Motorized shutter assembly

In one aspect, a shutter assembly includes a shutter frame and a plurality of louvers supported by the frame. The shutter assembly also includes a louver drive assembly and a motor positioned within the frame. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Power assist module for roller shades

A power assist module for use in roller tube driven products, such as roller shades. The module may be pre-wound prior to installation in a roller tube and retains its pre-wound condition, even after use, when removed from the roller tube.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Covering for an architectural opening having nested rollers

A covering for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a rotatable outer roller, a rotatable inner roller, a first shade secured to the outer roller, and a second shade secured to the inner roller. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Self-centering end caps for architectural structure coverings

A self-centering end cap for a bottom rail of an architectural structure covering. The end cap may include a contoured top surface that is configured to contact a head rail of the architectural structure covering to deflect the end cap and hence the bottom rail and covering of the architectural structure covering toward a horizontally centered position, thus enabling the covering and the bottom rail to be fully retracted to a docked position within the head rail without impediment.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Rail for an architectural opening covering

A rail for use as a movable rail in an architectural structure covering is disclosed. The rail may include a cord guiding insert for mounting at an end of the rail.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Feature for inhibiting light stripe between cellular elements in a covering for an architectural opening

A covering for an architectural opening. The covering includes a cellular panel having at least two cellular units or rows. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Light blocking element for a covering for an architectural opening

A light blocking element is movably coupled to and recessed into one of a first rail and a movable rail, and, when the movable rail moves to a position closest to the first rail, the light-blocking element enters into a recess in the other of said first rail and said movable rail and thereby is recessed into both said first rail and said movable rail.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Bracket for mounting a panel to a carrier

A bracket for mounting panels to a carrier, the bracket comprising a base and two flanges extending away from the base, the base being located between the two flanges, each flange having an inwardly-facing surface and an outwardly-facing surface bounded by two side edges and a distal end, and wherein each flange comprises at least one outwardly protruding tab for engaging the carrier and thereby securing the bracket to the carrier, and wherein each flange further comprises a pair of slots for receiving a panel, each slot of said pair of slots extending from a different side edge of the flange at a location further away from the base than the outwardly protruding tab. A carrier and bracket assembly and a carrier, bracket and panel assembly are also provided.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Operating system for a covering for an architectural opening

A covering for an architectural opening is provided. The covering may include a roller rotatable about a longitudinal axis, a shade associated with the roller, and an operating system operably associated with the roller. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Covering for architectural features, and related systems, methods of operation, and manufacture

A covering for an architectural feature having generally horizontal vane elements extending between generally inner and outer vertical support members that can adjust and control the amount and quality of light transmitted through the covering is described. In one embodiment, the covering has elongate tapes as vertical support members that have a width substantially less than the length of the vane elements, and adjacent inner and adjacent outer elongate tapes are separated by a distance. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Covering for architectural features, related systems, and methods of manufacture

A covering for an architectural feature having generally horizontal vane elements coupled to and located between generally front and rear generally vertical support members, which in preferred embodiments can adjust and control the amount and quality of light transmitted through the covering is described. In one embodiment the covering has three dimensional multi-layered, cellular vanes, which are aesthetically appealing and practically useful for privacy and shading purposes. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Adjustable internal double limit stop for roller shades

An architectural covering assembly includes a rotatable roller tube, a covering coupled to the rotatable roller tube, and first and second limit screws each having respective first and second ends. The second end of the first limit screw can engage the first end of the second limit screw. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

Motor assemblies for architectural coverings

Example motor assemblies for architectural coverings are described herein. An example motor assembly includes a motor, a first switch to trigger the motor to retract an architectural covering, a second switch to trigger the motor to extend the architectural covering, and an actuator positioned to activate the first switch when the actuator is rotated in a first direction and to activate the second switch when the actuator is rotated in a second direction. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106102

End caps for architectural coverings

Example end caps for architectural coverings are disclosed herein. An example end cap for an architectural covering includes a first cable-routing element provided in a first region of the end cap and a second cable-routing element provided in a second region of the end cap spaced apart from the first region of the end cap. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106101

Attachment member for an architectural covering

An attachment member for coupling a shade material of an architectural covering to a rail member. The attachment member may include a first portion arranged to perform a first function affecting the shade material in a first manner, and a second portion arranged to perform a second function affecting the shade material in a second manner. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106100

Dual mode architectural structure covering

Example dual mode architectural structure coverings are described herein. The dual mode operation permits the covering to be operated by a motor and also manually by a user. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094480

Stiffened pull cord for architectural coverings

A control element for actuating an operating mechanism for a retractable shade. The retractable shade having a flexible operating cord retractable and extendable from the operating mechanism, the flexible operating cord having a free end. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094479

Apparatus and method for making a window covering having operable vanes

An apparatus and associated method for manufacturing a window covering for an architectural opening. The apparatus includes a support structure handling assembly, an operating element handling assembly, and a vane handling assembly. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066473

Collapsible vane structure and related method for a shade for an architectural opening

A base structure and associated method for converting the base structure into an operable vane on a shade for an architectural opening. The base structure includes a back sheet and a front sheet attached together in engagement regions spaced along the length of the back sheet and front sheet. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/15/18 / #20180044976

Shutter assembly

A shutter assembly including a plurality of shutter panels arranged side-by-side. Each shutter panel has a respective plurality of louvers and a respective operable tilt mechanism configured to adjust the tilt angle of the respective plurality of louvers. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/08/18 / #20180038162

Architectural opening coverings powered by rotary motors

Example architectural opening coverings powered by rotary motors are described. An example an architectural covering comprises a rotatable member, a covering mounted to said rotatable member, a motor to rotate a drive shaft, and a drive shaft coupling structured to: couple the drive shaft to said rotatable member to rotate said rotatable member to raise said covering when said motor is energized to rotate the drive shaft in a first direction, and substantially prevent the drive shaft from applying torque to said rotatable member when said motor is energized to rotate the drive shaft in a second direction to lower said covering.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023340

Mounting assembly for an architectural covering

In one aspect, a mounting assembly for mounting an architectural covering to a support structure may include a bracket configured to be coupled to the support structure and a bracket adapter configured to be coupled to the bracket. In addition, the mounting assembly may include an end mount configured to be coupled to both an adjacent end of the covering and the bracket adapter. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009155

Method of manufacture of a linear panel

In one aspect, a method of forming a linear panel from a thermoformable fibrous material by a continuous process includes continuously drawing an elongate strip of thermoformable fibrous material through a heating station to heat the material, forming the heated material into a desired panel shape, and continuously drawing the material through a cooling unit in order to cool the material after the material has been formed into the desired panel shape.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/04/18 / #20180003256

Damper for a covering for an architectural opening

A damper providing varying damping force is provided. The damper may include a housing and a rotary member rotatably received the housing. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002981

Methods and apparatus to control architectural opening covering assemblies

Methods and apparatus to control architectural opening covering assemblies are disclosed herein. An architectural covering assembly including an architectural covering; a tube to which the architectural covering is coupled; a manual controller operatively coupled to the tube to rotate the tube; a motor including a motor housing and a motor shaft; and a clutch assembly including a clutch and a clutch housing in which the clutch is disposed, the motor shaft coupled to the clutch and the clutch coupled to the manual controller to hold the motor shaft substantially stationary when the architectural covering is moved under an influence of the motor to cause the motor housing to rotate with the clutch housing and the tube.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002979

Single-track stacking panel covering for an architectural opening

A stacking panel covering for an architectural opening includes a headrail and a plurality of suspended from the headrail. The panels form an overlapped stack at one end of the headrail when the stacking panel covering is opened, and cover the architectural opening when the stacking panel covering is closed. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002978

Architectural covering and method of manufacturing

An architectural covering and a method of manufacturing the covering is provided. The panel may include multiple strips of material extending lengthwise across a width dimension of the panel. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

12/21/17 / #20170362886

End cap for a rail for a window covering

An end cap for use on a rail for a covering for an architectural opening. At least one securement leg secures the end cap to the rail.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321732

Panel splice connector for linear panels

A panel splice connector configured to splice two adjacent linear panels at their respective longitudinal ends. The connector comprises a longitudinally extending base portion, having a length and a width, and two wall portions each extending from the base portion at opposed, longitudinally extending sides thereof. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321478

Tilt mechanism for a window blind

A blind is arranged such that minimal force is required to rotate the tilt drum to tilt the slats from the fully open to the fully closed position and back, with each of the front and rear tilt cables sharing the load nearly equally throughout the entire path from the fully open to the fully closed position and back.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268292

Covering for an architectural opening having nested tubes

A covering for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a rotatable outer tube, a rotatable inner tube, a shade attached to the outer tube, and an operating element secured to the inner tube. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247941

Roll-up coverings for architectural openings and related methods, systems and devices

The present disclosure describes roll-up coverings of custom length and/or width for architectural openings, and a method of assembling the same. The custom covering includes at least one outer elongate tape, at least one inner elongate tape, and a plurality of slats. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241201

Motor assembly for an architectural covering

An architectural covering including a motor assembly is provided. The covering may include a head rail, an end cap enclosing an end of the head rail, a roller tube rotatably supported within the head rail at least partially by the end cap, and a motor assembly including a housing in splined engagement with the end cap to non-rotatably secure the motor assembly to the end cap. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241199

Roller shade assembly with multiple shade configurations

In one aspect, a roller shade assembly for an architectural opening may generally include a first roller, a second roller and a looped shade extending around the first and second rollers, the looped shade may include at least one outer shade web forming a continuous loop around the rollers. In addition, the roller shade assembly may include an inner shade web configured to be wrapped around the first roller or the second roller such that the inner shade web is positioned within the continuous loop. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241198

Dual cord operating system for an architectural covering

A covering for an architectural opening has a dual cord operating system. The covering may include a head rail, blind panels depending from the head rail, and an operating system. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241197

Wand for architectural covering

A covering for an architectural opening may include a shade movable between extended and retracted positions, and a wand having a rod with a top end and a bottom end. The top end of the wand may be operatively coupled to the shade via an operating cord and movable to actuate the operating cord to move the shade between the extended and retracted positions. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241196

Rail for an architectural covering

A rail for an architectural covering is provided. The rail may be associated with a shade material of a covering. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234065

Cord drive for coverings for architectural openings

A covering for architectural openings includes a cord drive with a pulley that is supported by a bearing surface which lies in the plane of the cord.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234063

Handle assembly for an architectural opening

A handle assembly for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a shade member, a movable rail attached to the shade member, and a handle secured to the movable rail. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234062

Rails for a covering for an architectural opening

A rail for a covering for an architectural opening is provided. The rail may be attachable to a shade member of the covering. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211322

Pivotable handle for an architectural covering

A pivotable handle for an architectural covering is provided. The handle may include first and second members pivotably connected together at a hinge assembly. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211316

Handle assembly for an architectural covering

A handle assembly is provided. The handle may include first and second portions. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204661

Methods and apparatus for controlling architectural opening coverings in more than one mode

A dual control architectural covering is disclosed. A dual control architectural covering includes a clutch to disengage a motor when the motor is not in use. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198520

Cord drive assembly for an architectural covering with a braking member and associated biasing element

A cord drive assembly for raising a covering relative to an architectural structure may include a housing and at least one cord drive component mounted for rotation within the housing. Additionally, in one embodiment, the cord drive assembly may include a biasing element installed relative to the housing such that the biasing element applies a biasing force against a braking member of the cord drive assembly that biases the braking member against the cord drive component to hinder rotation of the cord drive component relative to a second cord drive component positioned within the housing.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183905

Single-track stacking panel covering for an architectural opening

A single-track stacking panel covering for an architectural opening has a headrail for mounting the covering above and in front of the opening, such as a window or door. The headrail has a single track. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183904

Window system covering and operating system

A window covering includes a head rail that supports a panel by lift cords such that one end of the panel may be raised and lowered relative to the head rail. An operating system controls movement of the panel and includes spools coupled to the lift cords such that rotation of the spools retracts and extends the lift cords. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175440

Shading device for an architectural opening and method for adjusting an end stop position of the shading device

The invention relates to a shading device for an architectural opening comprising a shade, a drive unit for extending and retracting the shade between a first and second end position, a spindle, a first end stop, stationary connected to the spindle near a first end of the spindle and at least one travelling nut, movably arranged on the spindle and operatively connected to the drive unit so as to move towards, respectively away from the first end stop as the shade is extended, respectively retracted. The travelling nut is articulated in circumferential direction into segments, with at least two segments being detachably connectable to each other at one of their ends.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159356

Light blocking element for a covering for an architectural opening

A light blocking element is movably coupled to and recessed into one of a first rail and a movable rail, and, when the movable rail moves to a position closest to the first rail, the light-blocking element enters into a recess in the other of said first rail and said movable rail and thereby is recessed into both said first rail and said movable rail.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138127

Roll-up retractable covering for architectural openings

A retractable covering for an architectural opening includes a headrail in which a control system is mounted and a fabric suspended from the headrail. The fabric is mounted to be moved laterally between a rolled up retracted position and an extended position across the architectural opening. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138122

Methods for manufacturing continuous sheets for roller shades

In one aspect, a method for manufacturing a continuous sheet for use within a roller shade may generally include positioning a portion of a first sheet web adjacent to a mandrel, positioning a portion of a second sheet web adjacent to the mandrel and winding the first and second sheet webs around the mandrel such that a folded segment of the first sheet web is secured to a base segment of the second sheet web.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130528

Brake assembly for a covering for an architectural opening

A covering for an architectural opening may include a brake assembly including a first housing, a clutch on which the first housing may be mounted, a sleeve, a second housing attached to the sleeve, and a spring element attached to the second housing. The brake assembly may permit relatively unrestricted rotation of the first housing in a first direction, and impart rotational resistance to rotation of the first housing in a second direction. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130524

Covering for an architectural opening having nested rollers

A covering for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a rotatable outer roller, a rotatable inner roller, a first shade secured to the outer roller, and a second shade secured to the inner roller. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107724

Mounting system of a panel and clip of the system

The present invention provides a mounting system for a panel, comprising: a clip, a sub-frame, a spacer and a resilient washer, wherein the clip and sub-frame are secured by a screw going through a round hole of the clip, the wing and a hole of the sub-frame. The mounting clip has the following characteristics: reducing the number of clips because clips may be used for both horizontal and vertical mountings of the ceramic panel; the clips are not exposed; the resilient contact between the clips and panels; panels are not vulnerable to come off; the clips can satisfy the separate mounting and removal for panels.. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081915

Rail for a covering for an architectural opening

A weighted rail is provided that skews and/or counterbalances an associated shade member to counteract an asymmetric force applied to the rail by the shade member. The rail may include an independent weight that is at least partially positioned rearwardly of a longitudinal axis of the rail, thereby counterbalancing a force applied to the rail by the shade member that tends to rotate the rail about its longitudinal axis. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074036

Separate shade coverings for blinds

A shade covering for a blind having a plurality of horizontal slats and at least one cord ladder configured to support the slats may generally include a plurality of attachment portions configured to be spaced apart from one another along a first direction of the shade covering. Each attachment portion may define an insertion slit. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058597

System for biasing sheet of material to gather in predetermined direction

A system for biasing or encouraging a sheet of material to gather in one direction when one edge of the sheet of material is moved toward an opposite edge of the sheet of material is provided. A plurality of strips of material may extend along a face of the sheet of material and may be laminated to the face of the sheet of material. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051559

Brake assembly for a covering for an architectural opening

A covering for an architectural opening may include a brake assembly including a first housing, a clutch on which the first housing may be mounted, a sleeve, a second housing attached to the sleeve, and a spring element attached to the second housing. The brake assembly may permit relatively unrestricted rotation of the first housing in a first direction, and impart rotational resistance to rotation of the first housing in a second direction. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044823

Covering for architectural openings with coordinated vane sets

A covering for an architectural opening including a roller, an end rail, and a panel rotatable onto the roller and spanning between the roller and the end rail. The panel includes a front sheet, a rear sheet, and a cell spanning between the front and rear sheet. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044822

Control for movable rail

A covering for an architectural opening has a horizontal movable rail supported by cords, with a variety of configurations which allow the movable rail to be moved up and down while concealing the cords.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044821

Skew adjustment mechanism for a window covering

A skew adjustment mechanism is used for adjusting the length of a lift cord on a window covering. The lift cord extends from a lift spool at a first end to an anchor drum at a second end. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037680

Retractable shade with collapsible vanes

A retractable cover for architectural openings having collapsible vanes includes a support structure in the form of a sheet of material, monofilaments, tapes, ribbons, cords, or the like, supporting an upper edge of a plurality of vertically spaced, horizontally extending vanes with the lower edges of the vanes in most embodiments of the invention being connected to operating elements adapted to raise the lower edges of each vane toward the upper edges to define openings or gaps between the vanes through which vision and light can pass in an open condition of the covering. Variations of the covering do not require movement of a lower edge of a vane relative to an upper edge but simply movement of some vanes relative to other vanes. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022757

Light blocking slatted blind

A slatted blind is configured such that the slats close create a light blocking blind. The slats may be supported by a tilt cord that comprises a low stretch strand or a low stretch cord may be attached to the tilt cord. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016275

Roll-up coverings for architectural openings and related methods, systems and devices

The disclosure provides roll-up coverings for an architectural opening, and various embodiments of ladder tapes. Embodiments of the roll-up covering include a roller, a first outer elongate tape, a first inner elongate tape and a plurality of slats disposed between the outer and inner elongate tapes. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009522

Stiffened pull cord for architectural coverings

A control element for actuating an operating mechanism for a retractable shade. The retractable shade having a flexible operating cord retractable and extendable from the operating mechanism, the flexible operating cord having a free end. ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009521

Blind tilt assembly and method of controlling tilt ladders

A tilt assembly for a blind including a first tilt ring and a second tilt ring, both rotatable about a drive axis for supporting a pair of tilt ladders, an input connector rotatable about the drive axis and configured to receive a drive shaft for rotating a lift spool and the input connector, a secondary input mechanism rotatable about the drive axis and configured to receive the drive shaft for rotating the secondary input mechanism with the input connector, a main clutch mechanism for releasably connecting the first tilt ring to the input connector and configured to release connection at each of two opposite rotational orientations of the first tilt ring, and a secondary clutch mechanism for releasably connecting the second tilt ring to the secondary input mechanism and configured to release connection at each of two opposite rotational orientations of the second tilt ring.. . ... Hunter Douglas Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006740

Static mitigation end cap for a covering for an architectural opening

A static mitigation end cap for an architectural covering is provided. The covering may include a head rail having an end cap. ... Hunter Douglas Inc








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