US 11,053,732 B2
Skylight roller shade alignment mechanism
Michael Campagna, Woodcliff Lake, NJ (US); and Fang Lin, Staten Island, NY (US)
Assigned to Crestron Electronics, Inc., Rockleigh, NJ (US)
Filed by Crestron Electronics, Inc., Rockleigh, NJ (US)
Filed on May 28, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/423,900.
Prior Publication US 2020/0378181 A1, Dec. 3, 2020
Int. Cl. E06B 9/42 (2006.01); E06B 9/58 (2006.01); E06B 9/72 (2006.01); E04D 13/03 (2006.01)
CPC E06B 9/42 (2013.01) [E04D 13/033 (2013.01); E06B 9/58 (2013.01); E06B 9/72 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A roller shade adapted to adjustably cover a structural opening comprising:
a roller tube assembly having a roller tube and a shade material attached to the roller tube;
a pair of longitudinal side panel assemblies adapted to be attached at opposite sides of the structural opening and retain the roller tube assembly therebetween, wherein each of the side panel assemblies comprises a tensioning assembly adapted to tension the shade material;
at least one lateral panel comprising a side wall having an alignment channel recessed in its outer surface; and
at least two corner brackets each comprising a first portion and a second portion orthogonal to the first portion, wherein the first portion is adapted to be attached to one of the longitudinal side panel assemblies, wherein the second portion comprises a substantially flat wall with an alignment tab linearly extending from its terminal end, wherein the alignment tab is sized to fit within the alignment channel of the lateral panel;
wherein the lateral panel is installed to the structural opening between the pair of longitudinal side panel assemblies by aligning and inserting the alignment tabs of the corner brackets into the alignment channel of the lateral panel and attaching the lateral panel at a head or base of the structural opening.