Photovoltaic Mounting System with Locking Connectors, Adjustable Rail Height and Hinge Lock

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United States of America Patent

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13470763

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A cam-actuated connection device joins rail mounting members of a photovoltaic panel array. The connection device slides within channels of mounting members until the members are in a properly positioned grid. When in position, the connection device is rotated to lock the mounting members in a rigid grid network. The connecting device can be subsequently loosened, repositioned and locked into position. The rail-mounting members create a grid for installation of multiple PV panels. The mounting rail allows the unit to remain relatively compact in nature but still covers a wide range of PV panel thicknesses. The rail system has a hinged connection with the mounting rail that allows an installer to assemble the module in a near perpendicular fashion to the mounting rail, make the required electrical connections and then lower the PV module into its working position. The unit is then locked into its working position.

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ABBOTT RYAN DNot Provided

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Abbott, Ronald E US 7 247
Abbott, Ryan D US 2 190
Kent, Perry L US 2 190

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