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QMotion Awarded New Patents December 18th, 2014
Pensacola, Fla. December 18, 2014 - QMotion Advanced Shading Systems announced today the issuance to it by the U.S. Patent Office two patents regarding their technological advances in automated shade systems.
QMotion has been granted U.S. patent number 8,800,633 for an anti-reversible power spring apparatus and method to inventors Willis Jay Mullet, QMotion chief executive officer; Scott Hand, director of new product development; and Darrin W. Brunk, senior product design engineer. The patent was awarded for developing power springs that prevent the motorized shades from being wound backwards and damaging the spring. Utilizing power springs to balance the motorized shades are an industry exclusive for QMotion.
In simple terms, QMotion's anti-reversible power springs benefit customers with faster installation because the installer does not need to adjust the bottom hembar of the shade when the shade is installed in the window. If the shade is installed halfway deployed and the up button on the remote is pressed, the spring will not be damaged as the motor opens the shade. In addition, when the shade moves down, the spring will engage immediately providing counterbalance and extending the shades' battery life, another industry exclusive for QMotion.
QMotion has also been granted U.S. patent number 8,807,196 for a modular anti-reversible power spring apparatus and method awarded to inventors Willis Jay Mullet, QMotion chief executive officer, and Darrin W. Brunk, senior product design engineer. The patent was awarded for developing a method connecting different spring configurations to match the weight of the shade for counterbalance.
From a manufacturing standpoint, QMotion's modularity of the power springs allows for one or more springs in the shades and enables the engineers to better specify the amount of counterbalance needed based on the size of the shade and weight of the shade fabric. In addition to the manufacturing benefits, this modularity facilitates easier adjustments if the shades need to be modified in the customers' home or office.
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About QMotion Advanced Shading Systems
QMotion Advanced Shading Systems manufactures automated window coverings that are assembled in the United States and sold by a network of premium dealers and partners. QMotion manufactures motor control assemblies for automated window coverings that are integrated and sold by fabricators around the world. QMotion's industry-leading product line includes motorized roller shades, honeycomb shades and motorized drapery rods that use standard D-cell alkaline batteries, are safe by design with no cords and can help reduce energy costs. The QAdvanced Roller Shades and Honeycomb Shades are the only automated products on the market that feature a patented manual override. The QAdvanced Roller Shades are also available in a low-voltage option. In 2014, QMotion received numerous industry awards, including technical innovation awards from the Window Covering Manufacturer's Association and best new products awards from Technology Integrator, Electronic Lifestyles, CE Pro, Residential Systems and TecHome. Learn more about QMotion products and dealer opportunities at QMotionShades.com.