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1. WO2020160651 - MÉCANISME D'ACTIONNEMENT DE STORE À ENROULEMENT, ENSEMBLE BOÎTIER DE BOBINE ET SYSTÈME DE TUBE DE RECOUVREMENT DE CÂBLE POUR UN ENSEMBLE D'ACTIONNEMENT DE STORE À ENROULEMENT

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CLAIMS:

1. A cable-covering tube assembly for a roller blind actuation cable of a roller blind actuation assembly, the roller blind actuation cable being couplable to a roller blind tube and comprising a free end portion, the cable-covering tube assembly comprising:

a first cable-covering tube defining a cable-receiving cavity; and

at least one tube connector extending at least partially in the cable-receiving cavity and comprising:

a cable-mounting portion couplable to the free end portion of the roller blind actuation cable; and

a coupling portion couplable to the coupling portion of a similar tube connector.

2. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 1, wherein the coupling portion comprises a male coupler and a female coupler couplable respectively with the female coupler and the male coupler of a similar tube connector.

3. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the first cable-covering tube comprises an end portion, said at least one tube connector being arranged at the end portion of the first cable-covering tube.

4. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the cable-mounting portion extends at least partially in the cable-receiving cavity.

5. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein said at least one tube connector is substantially cylindrical.

6. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein said at least one tube connector comprises a wall portion, the cable-mounting portion comprising a cable-receiving through opening formed in the wall portion.

7. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the coupling portion comprises a snap-fit connector.

8. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 7, further comprising an operating handle comprising a handling portion and a tube coupling portion couplable to the coupling portion of said at least one tube connector.

9. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 8, wherein said at least one tube connector comprises upper and lower cable extension tube connectors connected to each other, the cable-mounting portion of the upper cable extension tube connector being couplable to the free end portion of the roller blind actuation cable, the cable-covering tube assembly further comprising a cable extension extending at least partially in the cable-receiving cavity of said first cable-covering tube and being coupled to the cable-mounting portion of the lower cable extension tube connector.

10. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 9, wherein said at least one tube connector further comprises a lower tube connector at least partially arranged in the cable-receiving cavity, the cable extension being coupled to the cable-mounting portion of said lower tube connector and extending at least partially in the cable-receiving cavity between the lower cable extension tube connector and the lower tube connector.

11. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 10, further comprising a second cable-covering tube slidably engaged with the first cable covering tube.

12. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 11, wherein the first cable covering tube is outwardly slidable with regards to the second cable-covering tube.

13. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 11 or 12, wherein the first and second cable-covering tubes form at least partially a telescopic tube assembly.

14. The cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 13, further comprising a tube-supporting bracket securable to a support structure and comprising a tube-receiving portion engageable with the first cable-covering tube.

15. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 14, wherein the tube receiving portion comprises one of a metallic member and a magnetic member, said first cable-covering tube comprising the other one of the metallic member and the magnetic member.

16. The cable-covering tube assembly according to claim 14 or 15, wherein a tube receiving aperture is formed in the tube-receiving portion, the first cable covering tube being at least partially engageable in the tube-receiving aperture.

17. A cable-covering tube system for a roller blind actuation assembly comprising a roller blind actuation mechanism couplable to a roller blind tube and at least one roller blind actuation cable coupled to the roller blind actuation mechanism and comprising a free end portion, the roller blind actuation mechanism being actuated upon traction on said at least one roller blind actuation cable, the cable covering tube system comprising:

at least one cable-covering tube assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 16 couplable to the free end portion; and

an actuation mechanism-mounting assembly engageable with the roller blind actuation mechanism, the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly comprising at least one actuation mechanism-mounting sleeve defining a tube-receiving cavity, said at least one cable-covering tube assembly being at least partially engaged in a corresponding one of said at least one tube receiving cavity.

18. The cable-covering tube system according to claim 17, further comprising an actuation mechanism-mounting body engageable with the roller blind actuation mechanism, said at least one actuation mechanism-mounting sleeve extending downwardly from the actuation mechanism-mounting body.

19. The cable-covering tube system according to claim 18, wherein the actuation mechanism-mounting body is substantially arcuate.

20. The cable-covering tube system according to claim 18 or 19, wherein said at least one actuation mechanism-mounting sleeve is at least partially formed in a flexible material allowing the cable-covering tube assembly to be tilted with respect to the actuation mechanism-mounting body.

21. The cable-covering tube system according to any one of claims 17 to 20, wherein the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly comprises distal and proximal sides and has a plane of symmetry extending therebetween.

22. The cable-covering tube system according to claim 21, wherein the plane of symmetry is substantially vertical when the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly is engaged with the roller blind actuation mechanism.

23. The cable-covering tube system according to any one of claims 17 to 22, wherein the roller blind actuation assembly comprises first and second roller blind actuation cables, said cable-covering tube system comprising first and second cable-covering tube assemblies mountable to the free end portion of a respective one of the first and second roller blind actuation cables, and wherein said at least one actuation mechanism-mounting sleeve comprises first and second actuation mechanism-mounting sleeves engaged respectively with the first and second cable-covering tube assemblies.

24. The cable-covering tube system according to claim 23, wherein the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly has a central axis extending substantially vertically when the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly is engaged with the roller blind actuation mechanism, a first distance between the central axis and the first actuation mechanism-mounting sleeve being different from a second distance between the central axis and the second actuation mechanism-mounting sleeve.

25. The cable-covering tube system according to claim 24, wherein the central axis divides the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly into first and second sides, the first and second actuation mechanism-mounting sleeves both extending on the first side.

26. A roller blind actuation assembly comprising:

at least one roller blind actuation cable couplable to a roller blind actuation mechanism and comprising a free end portion;

a cable-covering tube system according to any one of claims 17 to 25, each one of said at least one cable-covering tube assembly being coupled to the free end portion of a respective one of said at least one roller blind actuation cable; and

a spool housing assembly defining a spool-receiving cavity and having a lower portion, the spool-receiving cavity being shaped and dimensioned to at least partially contain the roller blind actuation mechanism; wherein the actuation mechanism-mounting assembly is engaged with the lower portion of the spool housing assembly.

27. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 26, wherein the spool housing assembly comprises:

a proximal housing member engageable with a roller blind-supporting bracket; and

a distal housing member removably couplable to the proximal housing member; the spool-receiving cavity being at least partially delimited between the proximal and distal housing members.

28. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 27, wherein the spool housing assembly further comprises a mobile support-mounting member configurable into a mounting configuration wherein the spool housing assembly is engaged with the roller blind-supporting bracket, and into a removal configuration wherein the spool housing assembly is disengaged from the roller blind-supporting bracket.

29. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 28, wherein the proximal housing member comprises a bracket-mounting face, the support-mounting member comprising a support-mounting portion protruding from the bracket mounting face, and an actuation portion displaceable between a locked configuration wherein the support-mounting member is configured into the mounting configuration, and an unlocked configuration wherein the support mounting member is configured into the removal configuration.

30. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 29, wherein an actuator receiving aperture is formed in the distal housing member, the actuation portion being at least partially engaged in the actuator-receiving aperture.

31. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 30, wherein the distal housing member has an outer face, the actuation portion being reachable from the outer face of the distal housing member.

32. A roller blind actuation assembly for a roller blind system comprising a roller blind tube, the roller blind actuation assembly comprising:

an actuation shaft having an actuation axis;

first and second roller blind actuation cables having each a spool-mounting end portion and a free end portion;

a first roller blind-operating system pivotably mounted to the actuation shaft and comprising:

a first driving assembly having a first spool member, the spool-mounting end portion of the first roller blind actuation cable being engaged therewith to rotate the first driving assembly about the actuation axis in a first direction when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof; and

a first unidirectional angular coupler selectively couplable to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the first driving assembly about the actuation axis in the first direction;

a second roller blind-operating system pivotably mounted to the actuation shaft and comprising:

a second driving assembly having a second spool member, the spool mounting end portion of the second roller blind actuation cable being engaged therewith to rotate the second driving assembly about the actuation axis in a second direction opposed to the first direction when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof; and

a second unidirectional angular coupler selectively couplable to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the second driving assembly about the actuation axis in the second direction; and

a biasing member operatively coupling the first and second driving assemblies and extending between the first and second unidirectional angular couplers.

33. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 32, wherein the biasing member comprises a torsion spring extending along the actuation axis.

34. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 32 or 33, wherein: the first driving assembly comprises a first actuation member angularly coupled to the first spool member and selectively coupling the first unidirectional angular coupler to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the first driving assembly about the actuation axis in the first direction;

the second driving assembly comprises a second actuation member angularly coupled to the second spool member and selectively coupling the second unidirectional angular coupler to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the second driving assembly about the actuation axis in the second direction; the biasing member being engaged with at least one of the first and second actuation members.

35. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 34, wherein the biasing member comprises a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, the distal end portion being engaged with one of the first and second actuation members and the proximal end portion being engaged with the other one of the first and second actuation members.

36. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 34 or 35, wherein, considered in a plane transversal to the actuation axis, the first actuation member extends at least partially between the first spool member and the second spool member.

37. The roller blind actuation assembly according to any one of claims 32 to 36, further comprising a first cable-covering tube assembly at least partially surrounding the first roller blind actuation cable when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof, wherein considered along the actuation axis, the first cable-covering tube assembly is substantially aligned with the first spool member.

38. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 37, further comprising a second cable-covering tube assembly at least partially surrounding the second roller blind actuation cable when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof, wherein considered along the actuation axis, the second cable-covering tube assembly is substantially aligned with the second spool member.

39. The roller blind actuation assembly according to any one of claims 32 to 38, further comprising a spool housing assembly engageable with a roller blind- supporting bracket and defining a spool-receiving cavity containing at least partially one of the first and second roller blind-operating systems.

40. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 39, wherein the spool receiving cavity is shaped and dimensioned to contain at least partially the first and second spool members.

41. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 39 or 40, wherein the spool housing assembly comprises a proximal housing member engageable with the roller blind-supporting bracket and a distal housing member removably couplable to the proximal housing member, the spool-receiving cavity being at least partially delimited between the proximal and distal housing members.

42. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 41 , wherein the proximal housing member has an inner face, the actuation shaft extending from the inner face of the proximal housing member.

43. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 41 or 42, wherein the spool housing assembly further comprises a mobile support-mounting member configurable into a mounting configuration wherein the spool housing assembly is engaged with the roller blind-supporting bracket, and into a removal configuration wherein the spool housing assembly is disengaged from the roller blind-supporting bracket.

44. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 43, wherein the proximal housing member comprises a bracket-mounting face, the support-mounting

member comprising a support-mounting portion protruding from the bracket mounting face, and an actuation portion displaceable between a locked configuration wherein the support-mounting member is configured into the mounting configuration, and an unlocked configuration wherein the support mounting member is configured into the removal configuration.

45. A roller blind actuation assembly for a roller blind system comprising a roller blind tube, the roller blind actuation assembly comprising:

an actuation shaft having an actuation axis;

first and second roller blind actuation cables having each a spool-mounting end portion and a free end portion;

a first roller blind-operating system pivotably mounted to the actuation shaft and comprising:

a first driving assembly having a first spool member and a first spool shaft at least partially surrounding the actuation shaft, the spool mounting end portion of the first roller blind actuation cable being engaged with the first spool member to rotate the first driving assembly about the actuation axis in a first direction when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof; and

a first unidirectional angular coupler selectively couplable to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the first driving assembly about the actuation axis in the first direction; and

a second roller blind-operating system pivotably mounted to the actuation shaft and comprising:

a second driving assembly having a second spool member at least partially surrounding the first spool shaft, the spool-mounting end portion of the second roller blind actuation cable being engaged with the second spool member to rotate the second driving assembly about the actuation axis in a second direction opposed to the first direction when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof; and

a second unidirectional angular coupler selectively couplable to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the second driving assembly about the actuation axis in the second direction;

wherein the first spool shaft and the second spool member are radially spaced apart from each other.

46. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 45, wherein:

the first driving assembly comprises a first actuation member angularly coupled to the first spool member and selectively coupling the first unidirectional angular coupler to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the first driving assembly about the actuation axis in the first direction;

the second driving assembly comprises a second actuation member angularly coupled to the second spool member and selectively coupling the second unidirectional angular coupler to the roller blind tube upon rotation of the second driving assembly about the actuation axis in the second direction; wherein, considered in a direction perpendicular to the actuation axis, the first actuation member extends at least partially between the first spool member and the second spool member.

47. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 46, further comprising a biasing member operatively coupling the first and second driving assemblies and extending between the first and second unidirectional angular couplers.

48. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 47, wherein the biasing member comprises a torsion spring extending along the actuation axis.

49. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 47 or 48, wherein the biasing member is engaged with at least one of the first and second actuation members.

50. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 49, wherein the biasing member comprises a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, the distal end portion being engaged with one of the first and second actuation members and the proximal end portion being engaged with the other one of the first and second actuation members.

51. The roller blind actuation assembly according to any one of claims 45 to 50, further comprising a first cable-covering tube assembly at least partially surrounding the first roller blind actuation cable when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof, wherein considered along the actuation axis, the first cable-covering tube assembly is substantially aligned with the first spool member.

52. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 51, further comprising a second cable-covering tube assembly at least partially surrounding the second roller blind actuation cable when a pulling force is exerted on the free end portion thereof, wherein considered along the actuation axis, the second cable-covering tube assembly is substantially aligned with the second spool member.

53. The roller blind actuation assembly according to any one of claims 45 to 52, further comprising a spool housing assembly engageable with a roller blind supporting bracket and defining a spool-receiving cavity containing at least partially one of the first and second roller blind-operating systems.

54. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 53, wherein the spool receiving cavity is shaped and dimensioned to contain at least partially the first and second spool members.

55. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 53 or 54, wherein the spool housing assembly comprises a proximal housing member engageable with the roller blind-supporting bracket and a distal housing member removably couplable to the proximal housing member, the spool-receiving cavity being at least partially delimited between the proximal and distal housing members.

56. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 55, wherein the proximal housing member has an inner face, the actuation shaft extending from the inner face of the proximal housing member.

57. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 55 or 56, wherein the spool housing assembly further comprises a mobile support-mounting member configurable into a mounting configuration wherein the spool housing assembly is engaged with the roller blind-supporting bracket, and into a removal configuration wherein the spool housing assembly is disengaged from the roller blind-supporting bracket.

58. The roller blind actuation assembly according to claim 57, wherein the proximal housing member comprises a bracket-mounting face, the support-mounting member comprising a support-mounting portion protruding from the bracket mounting face, and an actuation portion displaceable between a locked configuration wherein the support-mounting member is configured into the mounting configuration, and an unlocked configuration wherein the support mounting member is configured into the removal configuration.