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1. (WO2018140495) APPARATUS INCLUDING A CONTROL DEVICE AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140495    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/015049
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 25 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: E06B 3/70
B60J 7/043
B60J 1/08
E04C 2/54
Applicants: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
Inventors: PODBELSKI, Louis, J.
BATTLES, Joshua, M.
GREER, Bryan, D.
SANDERS, Helen, E.
Title: APPARATUS INCLUDING A CONTROL DEVICE AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME
Abstract:
An apparatus can include a control device configured to select a scene from a collection of scenes for a window including electrochromic devices in response to receiving an input corresponding to state information. In another aspect, a method of operating an apparatus can include receiving an input corresponding to state information; and at a control device, in response to receiving the input, selecting a scene from a collection of scenes. The collection of scenes may be validated before using the scenes. The scenes may be validated based on physical configuration of the controlled space, preferences of the occupant, or the like. Still further, scenes can be changed to allow for the passage of time or an illusion of changing sky conditions when sky conditions are not changing. The apparatus and method can be simpler to understand and implement as compared to complex control strategies.