Background - Garage doors The way that a traditional garage...

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Garage doors The way that a traditional garage door functions is fairly simple according to Chii C. Lin’s Automatic Garage Door Control Device patent. The door runs on tracks that are mounted on both sides of an opening. The door rolls up and down the tracks opening and closing. There are also springs on both sides to further help it up and down the tracks. The door is powered by a motor, traditionally 3-4 horsepower, just enough to open the door without any issues. There are three possible types of drives operated by the motor that can be used in order to make the garage door open and close. The door can be either belt, chain, or screw driven. Each garage door motor has a receiver and once the receiver gets a signal and is activated it will start the motor. The motor moves the driving apparatus to either open or close the door. The signal is received from either a hardwired button or a RF signal. A RF signal also known as a radio frequency signal is the type of signal that is sent from the garage door remote to the garage doors receiver. Most vehicles are also equipped with their own RF remotes that can be programmed to a specific garage door opener. The Radio frequency signal that is used in garage door openers is around 315
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