Solar roofing system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5590495
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08498734

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A photovoltaic module that serves as a shingle, tile or other building material that may be placed onto the exterior of a structure. The photovoltaic module generates a voltage when exposed to light and this voltage may be directed onto transmission lines of a power utility and/or into an external battery that may serve as a source of power for the building on which the photovoltaic shingles are laid. The practice of the present invention provides for a variety of mechanical and electrical connectors for securing together the photovoltaic modules and/or for connecting the photovoltaic modules to the exterior structure. Furthermore, the structure of the modules is such that the modules are automatically electrically connected together when laid on the building.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Bressler Group Inc.PHILADELPHIA, PA2
SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEMS, INC.PHILADELPHIA, PA2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bressler, Peter W Philadelphia, PA 43 940
Coleman, John D Philadelphia, PA 40 806

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AMP Incorporated (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (29)
6393775 Utilities container 48 1999
6526965 Solar energy collection panel for heating pools of water 2 2002
6928775 Multi-use electric tile modules 43 2002
7578102 Electric tile modules 12 2005
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* 2006/0207,408 Electronic drum pedal 3 2006
7681363 Electric tile modules 12 2006
* 2007/0220,823 Roofing system 5 2007
* 2009/0205,266 Modularized Self-sustaining Building System 2 2008
* 2010/0282,318 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE 4 2009
* 7975450 Tile and tile assembly for a roof 2 2009
7854095 Electric tile modules 9 2009
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* 2011/0047,902 Photovoltaic shingle 3 2009
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8316592 Protective covering for roof mounted systems 11 2010
* 2011/0208,365 OPTIMIZED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 21 2010
* 2011/0094,170 PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING WIRING ARRAY, PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING WIRING SYSTEM AND ROOFS USING THEM 5 2010
8365500 Optimized building integrated hybrid roofing system 0 2010
8201382 Building integrated thermal electric hybrid roofing system 3 2010
* 2012/0024,342 Solar Panel Array 2 2011
8869470 Protective covering for roof device 2 2012
* 8883540 Method for manufacturing photovoltaic module formed on corrugated-sheet building material 0 2013
* 2014/0235,010 Method for manufacturing photovoltaic module formed on corrugated-sheet building material 0 2013
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SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN (2)
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SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
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DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (11)
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8938920 Photovoltaic device and method 1 2009
8740642 Connector device for building integrated photovoltaic device 1 2009
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8912426 Photovoltaic device 0 2011
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9602046 Photovoltaic device 0 2011
9048358 Photovoltaic device 0 2011
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9184310 Connector device for building integrated photovoltaic device 0 2014
9196756 Photovoltaic device and method 0 2015
 
Ekla-Tek, LLC (1)
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SPHERAL SOLAR POWER, INC. (2)
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GARLAND INDUSTRIES, INC. (5)
8316593 Solar roofing system 4 2010
* 2010/0236,165 SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEM 3 2010
9541308 Solar roofing system 0 2010
8733035 Solar roofing system 0 2011
* 2011/0232,212 SOLAR ROOFING SYSTEM 14 2011
 
DRAGON ENERGY PTE. LTD. (1)
* 2011/0162,290 Photovoltaic Cell Support Assembly 1 2010
 
United Solar Systems Corporation (3)
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OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC (2)
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SOLYNDRA LLC (1)
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SUNPOWER CORPORATION (11)
7178295 Shingle assembly 61 2002
6883290 Shingle system and method 51 2002
7328534 Shingle system 77 2005
* 2005/0144,870 Shingle system 15 2005
8215071 Integrated composition shingle PV system 5 2011
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9780253 Shingled solar cell module 0 2014
9401451 Shingled solar cell module 0 2014
9356184 Shingled solar cell module 0 2014
9397252 Shingled solar cell module 0 2015
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 2012/0145,227 FRAME SYSTEM FOR SOLAR CELL MODULE 3 2012
 
THE QUERCUS TRUST (2)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (5)
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Solar Intergrated Technologies, Inc. (4)
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
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SOLECTA LTD. (1)
* 2011/0114,180 METHOD CIRCUIT DEVICE ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING SOLAR RADIATION INTO ELECTRIC CURRENT 2 2009
 
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CERTAINTEED CORPORATION (20)
8168880 Shingle with photovoltaic element(s) and array of same laid up on a roof 20 2006
8319093 Photovoltaic module 0 2006
* 2008/0006,323 Photovoltaic Module 12 2006
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* 2009/0133,738 Photovoltaic Roofing Elements and Roofs Using Them 17 2008
8418415 Photovoltaic roofing panels, photovoltaic roofing assemblies, and roofs using them 2 2008
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8404967 Photovoltaic module 1 2009
* 8695289 Photovoltaic roofing elements, photovoltaic roofing systems, methods and kits 1 2009
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8646228 Photovoltaic systems, methods for installing photovoltaic systems, and kits for installing photovoltaic systems 4 2010
8173889 Photovoltaic roofing wiring array, photovoltaic roofing wiring system and roofs using them 2 2010
8677702 Photovoltaic systems, methods for installing photovoltaic systems, and kits for installing photovoltaic systems 5 2011
8410349 Photovoltaic roofing wiring array, photovoltaic roofing wiring systems and roofs using them 0 2012
8513517 Photovoltaic module 0 2012
8835751 Photovoltaic module 0 2013
9786802 Photovoltaic roofing panels, photovoltaic roofing assemblies, and roofs using them 0 2013
8966838 Photovoltaic systems, methods for installing photovoltaic systems, and kits for installing photovoltaic systems 2 2014
9212832 Photovoltaic systems, methods for installing photovoltaic systems, and kits for installing photovoltaic systems 0 2014
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SOLYNDRA RESIDUAL TRUST (7)
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THE BOEING COMPANY (1)
* 9450126 Solar cell module 0 2010
 
Dragon Energy Pte. Ltd. (6)
8007306 Electrical connection system 1 2009
* 2010/0078,058 SOLAR ELECTRIC PANEL 14 2009
* 2010/0065,107 PHOTOVOLTAIC TILE 6 2009
* 2010/0068,924 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION SYSTEM 2 2009
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ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
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DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS CO., LLC (2)
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FTC SOLAR, INC. (1)
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HERITAGE POWER LLC (1)
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* Cited By Examiner