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Autonomous electrochromic assembly

United States Patent

March 10, 2015
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This disclosure describes system and methods for creating an autonomous electrochromic assembly, and systems and methods for use of the autonomous electrochromic assembly in combination with a window. Embodiments described herein include an electrochromic assembly that has an electrochromic device, an energy storage device, an energy collection device, and an electrochromic controller device. These devices may be combined into a unitary electrochromic insert assembly. The electrochromic assembly may have the capability of generating power sufficient to operate and control an electrochromic device. This control may occur through the application of a voltage to an electrochromic device to change its opacity state. The electrochromic assembly may be used in combination with a window.
Berland; Brian Spencer (Morrison, CO), Lanning; Bruce Roy (Littleton, CO), Stowell, Jr.; Michael Wayne (Loveland, CO)
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
13/ 758,387
February 4, 2013
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-AR0000019 awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.