Solar energy panel

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5647915
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08663512

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A combined solar energy panel and roof element, which provides an additional layer of weather proofing to a building, as well as providing an electric power source. The solar energy panel is comprised of a translucent polymeric pane, with electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells laminated onto the underside of the polymeric pane. A polymeric frame is attached to the underside of the pane contiguous to the edges of the pane. Anchor blocks are adhered to the roof and the panel is attached to the roof at the anchor blocks, where several anchor blocks support the frame attached to the panel and each anchor block may support the frames of more than one panel. A plurality of solar energy panels may be arranged in an array, whereby waterproofing means seals any spaces between the panels.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Zukerman, Charles 806 Cypress Grove La., Apt. #102, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 1 52

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
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SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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BQ TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (1)
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SHIN NIKKEI COMPANY, LTD. (1)
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Hirai Engineering Corporation (3)
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Schottel-Werft Joseph Becker GmbH & Co. KG (1)
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FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
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United Solar Systems Corporation (2)
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Lolar Logistics, Inc. (1)
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SUNPOWER CORPORATION (1)
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The Standard Oil Company (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
6928775 Multi-use electric tile modules 43 2002
* 2003/0177,705 Panel assembly for use with reflective roof and methods of use 25 2003
7557290 Photovoltaic module with adjustable heat sink and method of fabrication 3 2003
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7578102 Electric tile modules 12 2005
* 2005/0279,400 Electric tile modules 12 2005
7681363 Electric tile modules 12 2006
7854095 Electric tile modules 9 2009
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* 2011/0073,156 Operating A Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System Implemented With Integrated Control Management Units 0 2010
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HSIAO, CHUNG-HOU TONY (2)
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Ford Motor Land Development Corporation (1)
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Solon SE (1)
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DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
8938920 Photovoltaic device and method 1 2009
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IMAGINIT, INC. (4)
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JOBDOG, LLC (1)
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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (1)
* 2008/0223,429 Solar Cell (Sliver) Sub-Module Formation 15 2005
 
BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA INC. (2)
7745722 System for mounting a solar module on a roof or the like and method of installing 9 2006
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ARCHITECTURAL GLASS AND ALUMINUM CORPORATION, INC. (21)
8595995 Method of assembling an electrical raceway for building integrated solar PV system 0 2009
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8171679 Integrated electrical conduit for solar PV system 2 2009
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7845127 Building integrated photovoltaic conversion system implemented in both vision and spandrel areas 6 2009
7845128 Unitized building integrated photovoltaic conversion module 3 2009
7847181 Building integrated photovoltaic conversion system implemented with integrated control management units 3 2009
* 2010/0071,278 Building Integrated Power Generating System 0 2009
* 2010/0071,274 Unitized Curtain Wall Module Adapted for Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion Module 3 2009
* 2010/0071,279 UL Compliant Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System 1 2009
* 2010/0071,952 Electrical Raceway for Building Integrated Solar PV System 0 2009
* 2010/0071,310 Method of Assembling Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System 0 2009
* 2010/0071,748 Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System Implemented With Integrated Control Management Units 1 2009
* 2010/0071,747 Method of Operating Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System 2 2009
* 2010/0071,749 Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System Implemented In Both Vision and Spandrel Areas 1 2009
* 2010/0071,282 Unitized Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion Module Adapted With Electrical Conduits 1 2009
* 2010/0071,281 Unitized Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion Module Adapted With Electrical Isolation and Grounding 0 2009
* 2010/0126,087 Plank Based Photovoltaic Conversion System 1 2009
8590263 Method of making unitized building integrated photovoltaic conversion module 1 2010
8333041 Method of assembling UL compliant building integrated photovoltaic conversion system 2 2010
8171680 Building integrated photovoltaic conversion system implemented in both vision and spandrel areas 2 2010
 
BP SOLAR INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
* 6111189 Photovoltaic module framing system with integral electrical raceways 203 1998
 
A. RAYMOND ET CIE (1)
* 2013/0193,301 SOLAR PANEL ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR A ROOF 4 2012
 
Dragon Energy Pte. Ltd. (6)
8007306 Electrical connection system 1 2009
* 2010/0078,058 SOLAR ELECTRIC PANEL 14 2009
* 2010/0068,924 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION SYSTEM 2 2009
* 2010/0065,107 PHOTOVOLTAIC TILE 6 2009
* 8033857 Base tile 2 2009
* 2010/0068,926 Base Tile 1 2009
 
SANDIA CORPORATION (1)
* 9130092 Photovoltaic solar cell 3 2010
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 2011/0100,436 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE AND METHOD 17 2009
 
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (2)
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SOLAR FOUNDATIONS USA, INC (3)
* 8776454 Solar array support structure, mounting rail and method of installation thereof 10 2011
9249994 Solar array support structure, mounting rail and method of installation thereof 7 2014
9660569 Solar array support structure, mounting rail and method of installation thereof 0 2016
 
SUNPOWER CORPORATION (18)
* 5746839 Lightweight, self-ballasting photovoltaic roofing assembly 149 1996
D408554 Solar electric shade system 66 1997
* 6148570 Photovoltaic building assembly with continuous insulation layer 108 1998
* 6061978 Vented cavity radiant barrier assembly and method 102 1998
6570084 Pressure equalizing photovoltaic assembly and method 89 2001
6501013 Photovoltaic assembly array with covered bases 94 2001
6495750 Stabilized PV system 84 2001
6809253 Pressure-equalizing PV assembly and method 53 2003
* RE38988 Lightweight, self-ballasting photovoltaic roofing assembly 63 2003
* 2005/0126,621 PV wind performance enhancing methods and apparatus 53 2004
8558101 Supported PV module assembly 10 2006
* 2007/0144,575 Supported PV Module Assembly 47 2006
8424255 PV module mounting method and mounting assembly 32 2007
* 2008/0000,173 PV Module Mounting Method and Mounting Assembly 75 2007
* 2007/0295,391 PV Module Mounting and Support Assembly and Installation 26 2007
8584406 Hole-thru-laminate mounting supports for photovoltaic modules 2 2010
8955267 Hole-thru-laminate mounting supports for photovoltaic modules 2 2013
* 2015/0155,819 HOLE-THRU-LAMINATE MOUNTING SUPPORTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES 0 2015
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (4)
D445088 Solar battery module 12 2000
D442915 Solar battery module 18 2000
D442548 Solar battery module 8 2000
D442549 Solar battery module 14 2000
 
FIRST SOLAR, INC. (3)
6617507 Photovoltaic array 117 2001
6959517 Photovoltaic panel mounting bracket 163 2003
* 2004/0221,524 Photovoltaic panel mounting bracket 6 2003
* Cited By Examiner