One click – One pic. Precise Window Measurement.
Getting accurate measurements can be a challenge. WindoWare™, makes it easy!
Window attachments and other window related products need accurate and precise measurements in order to deliver a properly sized product. Asking consumers to use a tape measure to obtain these measurements is fraught with problems, such as not measuring the correct dimension, incorrectly recording or transcribing the analog information, not providing the necessary precision, etc. Getting a professional to do the measurements is inconvenient and adds to the cost of the product.
Let’s say you have a pretty big window pane with a dimension of about 34 inches. WindoWare™ accurately measure window panes or frames this large (and larger!). Our margin of error is under ¼ inch1, well within the accuracy needed for many window related products. By comparison, state-of-the-art 3D camera measurements2 have an average error exceeding 1.5 inches for a 34-inch measurement.
You can trust WindoWare™ to obtain accurate measurements for you when you use our patented photographic software method. This method is far more sophisticated than existing measurement apps and is protected by five issued patents. Our digital image processing and software development experts, with decades of digital imaging experience, delivered the algorithm and software for automation of the measurements. It’s as simple as printing out WexEnergy’s measuring target, adding a few neon-colored sticky notes to the target page, placing the target and sticky notes on your window and snapping the picture with your mobile device. This is how your window will look when you take your picture.
You’ll have these photos snapped and measurements done in less time than it takes to locate your measuring tape and record your measurements.
1 WexEnergy Innovations LLC internal testing. Based on 642 measurements of the window pane and inside frame dimensions.
2 K. Seshadrinathan, O. Nestares, Y. Wu, Accurate measurement of point to point distances in 3D camera images, IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2017, Digital Photography and Mobile Imaging XIII, p. 20-25, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2017.15.DPMI-065,
Taitem Engineering P.C. in Ithaca, NY has validated WexEnergy's Basic WindowSkin™ prototype performance. This validation was performed in Taitem's test facility for testing window insulation performance. The validation study of a single pane window with the an earlier prototype mountedon the Base Window found a 33% reduction in heat transfer rate compared to the same single pane window, alone. This result corresponds to 82% of the improvement expected by replacing the single pane window with a new air-filled double pane window. WexEnergy LLC anticipates improved test results when the current prototype is tested. These test results will posted as soon as testing is completed. The validation study of a double pane window with WexEnergy's Basic WindowSkin™ found a 23% reduction in heat transfer rate. This corresponds to a 24% improvement in energy efficiency performance or the equivalent of a current Energy Star rated window for Southern US Climates.
Innovation Fund AwardS
WexEnergy LLC received a 2016 Innovation Fund Award from the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE). Under this award contract, independent validation of WindowSkinTM performance was conducted by Taitem Engineering, P.C. in Ithaca, NY at a facility designed to test window performance. The study also modelled energy savings for WindowSkin™ prototypes, including low-E prototypes (next generation), on an air-filled double pane window. This window type was chosen because it most closely mimics the energy performance of double-pane windows that are at least 25 years old.
The energy modelling found an average decrease of ~11.5% in Natural Gas usage (range of 35% to 9%) when WexEnergy's Basic WindowSkinTM is mounted on an air-fill double pane window. An average decrease of 26% in Electric Energy usage (range of 40% - 25%) was found when the next-generation WindowskinTM is mounted on an air-filled double pane window.
WexEnergy LLC has protected WindowSkin™ with four issued patents:
- US 9,234,381
- US 9,663,983
- US 9,845,636
- US 10,196,850
and three pending applications:
- USSN 15/845,717
- USSN 15/987,612
- USSN 16/265,746
WexEnergy Innovations LLC has protected WindoWare™ with six issued/allowed U.S. patents:
- US 8,923,650
- US 9,208,581
- US 9,230,339
- US 9,691,163
- US 9,842,397
- USSN 15/628,093 allowed
And Issued/Allowed Foreign Patents
- IL 239831
- IL 260305
And two pending foreign applications.