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1.

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE CLAMP ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18514781
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-20
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Basarich, Kyle
  • Kauffman, Chris
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A clamp assembly configured to clamp a frame of a photovoltaic (PV) module, the clamp assembly including a first clamp portion shaped to receive an outside surface of the frame and a second clamp portion shaped to secure a flange of the frame between the second clamp portion and a portion of the first clamp portion, wherein the first clamp portion and the second clamp portion are mounted on a bolt. The clamp assembly further includes a stanchion having a first side and a second side, the first side and the second side including apertures through which the bolt is inserted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures
  • F16B 2/12 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using sliding jaws

2.

UNIGARD

      
Serial Number 98550657
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-05-14
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Metal hardware cloth, namely, framed wire screen mesh for use in creating enclosures, debris guards, and animal control; Metal hardware cloth, namely, framed wire screen mesh for use in creating a barrier around solar arrays; Metal and plastic equipment sold as a unit for animal and debris control comprising wire screen mesh and plastic clipping mechanisms; Metal guard barriers for rodent control barrier; Portable metal free-standing barriers

3.

Panel mount assembly

      
Application Number 29875630
Grant Number D1025749
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-08
First Publication Date 2024-05-07
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

4.

SOLOBOX RAIL

      
Serial Number 98518936
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-25
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Solar panel railing mounts made of metal; metal mounting brackets for solar panel rails; metal bases, metal rail connectors, and rail clamps for mounting solar panel rails; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws; mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar energy equipment; Mounting rail made of metal for use with solar energy equipment; Roof mounting system comprising metal rail, metal brackets, metal roof ballast trays and metal wind deflectors Electric junction boxes; junction boxes; electric junction box housings; electric junction box with integrated flashing for mounting to structures and roofing

5.

SHED & SEAL TECHNOLOGY

      
Serial Number 98498120
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-12
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 19 - Non-metallic building materials

Goods & Services

metal roof flashing non-metal building flashing

6.

GFT

      
Serial Number 98498123
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-12
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Metal structures for mounting solar panels; Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; Ground mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws; Metal structures for securing mounting solar and wind energy equipment

7.

SOLOBOX

      
Serial Number 98496113
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-11
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Junction boxes; Electric junction box housings; Electric junction boxes; Waterproof junction boxes; Specially adapted junction boxes to be mounted

8.

U-BUILDER

      
Serial Number 98496116
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-11
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Application service provider (ASP) featuring computer software for computer aided engineering and computer assisted design, namely, computer software for extraction, organization, analysis, mining, presentation and collaboration of simulation input and output from computer aided engineering and computer assisted design software in the field of solar structure planning and installation; Application service provider (ASP) featuring computer software for generating documents and outputs for use in the field of solar structure planning and installation; Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software for solar project and installation planning; Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software with functionality to assist in the design, development, and storage of plans documents, and information used in solar structure planning and installation

9.

SFM

      
Serial Number 98496120
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-11
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Solar panel railing mounts made of metal; metal structures for mounting solar panel rails; metal mounting brackets for solar panel rails; metal bases, metal rail connectors, and rail clamps for mounting solar panel rails; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws; mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar energy equipment

10.

SFM INFINITY

      
Serial Number 98496122
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-11
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

metal structures for mounting solar panels; metal mounting brackets for solar panel base attachments; metal bases, metal connectors, and clamps for mounting solar panels; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws; mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar energy equipment

11.

ULA

      
Serial Number 98496124
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-04-11
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Solar panel railing mounts made of metal; metal structures for mounting solar panel rails; metal mounting brackets for solar panel rails; metal bases, metal rail connectors, and rail clamps for mounting solar panel rails; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws; mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar energy equipment

12.

HYBRID SOLAR PANEL MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18545773
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-19
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuit, Nathan
  • Mayfield, Jason
  • Cowen, December
  • Womacks, Darren

Abstract

An apparatus and method for mounting a solar panel array on a surface is disclosed. The solar panel array includes a plurality of solar panel modules and a hybrid solar panel module mounting assembly. The hybrid solar panel module mounting assembly includes a component of a rail-based mounting system and a component of a rail-less mounting system. At least one of the plurality of solar panel modules is mounted on the component of the rail-based mounting system and at least one of the plurality of solar panel modules is mounted on the component of the rail-less mounting system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F24S 25/35 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles by means of profiles with a cross-section defining separate supporting portions for adjacent modules
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • F24S 25/65 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for coupling adjacent supporting elements, e.g. for connecting profiles together
  • F24S 25/67 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for coupling adjacent modules or their peripheral frames

13.

Height Adjustable Solar Panel Mounting Assembly

      
Application Number 18374460
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-28
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuit, Nathan
  • Mayfield, Jason
  • Nicolaedis, Klaus
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

An apparatus and method for mounting a solar panel in a solar panel mounting assembly is disclosed. The solar panel mounting assembly includes a mounting bracket and a helical drive, where the mounting bracket is vertically adjustable by the helical drive. The helical drive engages with a stanchion that is variably positioned along a base member that is fixed to a roof.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements

14.

TRIM ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANEL EQUIPMENT

      
Application Number 18239000
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-28
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gopalam, Sindhu Madhavi
  • Uppu, Sai
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A channel having a base portion, an open central region, and an integral pair of sidewalls. The integral pair of sidewalls having an upper portion of each sidewall that includes an inward-facing downturned internal flange and an outward-facing upturned external flange.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 37/04 - Devices for fastening nuts to surfaces, e.g. sheets, plates
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment

15.

Multi-level Mounting System

      
Application Number 18375361
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-29
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Robinson, Chad

Abstract

A tiered mounting system includes a base plate including a mounting guide rail having a plurality of mounting grooves that extend along opposing sides of the guide rail. The system also includes an object mount connector having a plurality of mounting ridges. The object mount connector is configured to: slidingly engage the mounting guide rail via insertion of one or more of the plurality of mounting ridges within a corresponding one or more of the plurality of mounting grooves, and lock in place along the mounting guide rail via a bolt placed through the object mount connector and secured tightly to an inner track of the mounting guide rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • F24S 25/13 - Profile arrangements, e.g. trusses
  • F24S 25/30 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion

16.

SOLAR MODULE MOUNT

      
Application Number US2023033071
Publication Number 2024/059343
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-18
Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi
  • Babu P, Nikhil

Abstract

A clamping mechanism includes a body defining a first end, a second end, a module engagement component disposed proximate to the first end, and a clamp actuation component disposed proximate to the second end. The module engagement component engages a portion of a solar module frame. The clamping mechanism includes a rail engagement component that engages at least a portion of a rail to which the solar module frame couples. The clamping mechanism includes a fastener that engages the clamp actuation component for imparting movement to the module engagement component such that the module engagement component engages the portion of the solar module frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • H01R 4/26 - Connections in which at least one of the connecting parts has projections which bite into or engage the other connecting part in order to improve the contact
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

17.

SOLAR MODULE MOUNT

      
Application Number 18369624
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-18
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi
  • Babu P, Nikhil

Abstract

A clamping mechanism includes a body defining a first end, a second end, a module engagement component disposed proximate to the first end, and a clamp actuation component disposed proximate to the second end. The module engagement component engages a portion of a solar module frame. The clamping mechanism includes a rail engagement component that engages at least a portion of a rail to which the solar module frame couples. The clamping mechanism includes a fastener that engages the clamp actuation component for imparting movement to the module engagement component such that the module engagement component engages the portion of the solar module frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures
  • F16B 2/06 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action

18.

SOLOBOX COMP

      
Serial Number 98421838
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-26
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric junction boxes; junction boxes; electric junction box housings; electric junction box with integrated flashing for mounting to structures and roofing

19.

UNIVERSAL SLOPED ROOF SOLAR PANEL MOUNTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18227708
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-28
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bamat, Christopher John
  • Macrostie, Devin Glen

Abstract

A universal mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a sloped support surface, such as a sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The universal mounting system may include one or more support surface attachment devices, each support surface attachment device configured to attach one or more photovoltaic modules to a support surface; and one or more module coupling devices, each module coupling device configured to couple a plurality of photovoltaic modules to one another.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • F16B 2/12 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using sliding jaws
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances
  • F16B 5/00 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements

20.

ATTACHMENT BRACKET APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18374846
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-29
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Gallegos, Ernest

Abstract

A bracket includes a base configured to be mounted to a mounting surface and a flange extending from the base and positioned to bisect the base thereby forming a first side and a second side of the base. The base includes a first hole disposed along a central axis of the base and in the first side of the base, a second hole disposed along the central axis of the base and in the second side of the base, and one or more divots formed in a top side of the base and disposed on the first side of the base. Fasteners are inserted through the first hole and the second hole when the bracket is secured to a first mounting structure. Furthermore, fasteners are inserted through the first hole, the second hole, and are drilled through the one or more divots when the bracket is secured to a second mounting structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04D 13/00 - Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Roof drainage
  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle

21.

UNIRAC

      
Serial Number 98344902
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing training services to members of the construction and installation trades in the field of construction, roofing, electrical and solar installation; Educational services, namely, a continuing program about solar energy products and equipment accessible by means of in person training and audio-video means; Educational services, namely, providing training in the fields of installation of solar energy products and equipment; Providing online non-downloadable videos in the field of solar energy products and equipment Testing, analysis and evaluation of the solar racking products installed by others to determine conformity with manufacturer standards and industry best practices; Testing, analysis, and evaluation of solar racking installation projects by installers to determine conformity with manufacturer and industry standards; Quality evaluation of installers in the field of installation and repair of solar racking and solar installations

22.

CIP

      
Serial Number 98344928
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing training services to members of the construction and installation trades in the field of construction, roofing, electrical and solar installation; Educational services, namely, a continuing program about solar energy products and equipment accessible by means of in person training and audio-video means; Educational services, namely, providing training in the fields of installation of solar energy products and equipment; Providing online non-downloadable videos in the field of solar energy products and equipment Testing, analysis and evaluation of the solar racking products installed by others to determine conformity with manufacturer standards and industry best practices; Testing, analysis, and evaluation of solar racking installation projects by installers to determine conformity with manufacturer and industry standards; Quality evaluation of installers in the field of installation and repair of solar racking and solar installations

23.

C

      
Serial Number 98344929
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing training services to members of the construction and installation trades in the field of construction, roofing, electrical and solar installation; Educational services, namely, a continuing program about solar energy products and equipment accessible by means of in person training and audio-video means; Educational services, namely, providing training in the fields of installation of solar energy products and equipment; Providing online non-downloadable videos in the field of solar energy products and equipment Testing, analysis and evaluation of the solar racking products installed by others to determine conformity with manufacturer standards and industry best practices; Testing, analysis, and evaluation of solar racking installation projects by installers to determine conformity with manufacturer and industry standards; Quality evaluation of installers in the field of installation and repair of solar racking and solar installations

24.

MIP

      
Serial Number 98344897
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing training services to members of the construction and installation trades in the field of construction, roofing, electrical and solar installation; Educational services, namely, a continuing program about solar energy products and equipment accessible by means of in person training and audio-video means; Educational services, namely, providing training in the fields of installation of solar energy products and equipment; Providing online non-downloadable videos in the field of solar energy products and equipment Testing, analysis and evaluation of the solar racking products installed by others to determine conformity with manufacturer standards and industry best practices; Testing, analysis, and evaluation of solar racking installation projects by installers to determine conformity with manufacturer and industry standards; Quality evaluation of installers in the field of installation and repair of solar racking and solar installations

25.

M

      
Serial Number 98344926
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing training services to members of the construction and installation trades in the field of construction, roofing, electrical and solar installation; Educational services, namely, a continuing program about solar energy products and equipment accessible by means of in person training and audio-video means; Educational services, namely, providing training in the fields of installation of solar energy products and equipment; Providing online non-downloadable videos in the field of solar energy products and equipment Testing, analysis and evaluation of the solar racking products installed by others to determine conformity with manufacturer standards and industry best practices; Testing, analysis, and evaluation of solar racking installation projects by installers to determine conformity with manufacturer and industry standards; Quality evaluation of installers in the field of installation and repair of solar racking and solar installations

26.

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND MOUNTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

      
Application Number 18214228
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-26
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dick, Andrew Brian
  • Wildes, Brian James
  • Gopal, Ridhvik

Abstract

A support assembly for mounting photovoltaic modules on a support surface and a mounting system including the same are disclosed herein. The support assembly may comprise a the body portion including a base portion and at least one upright support member coupled to the base portion, the at least one upright support member comprising an integrally formed ballast tray slot in one side thereof for receiving an upturned edge of a ballast tray; and at least one clamp subassembly coupled to the at least one upright support member of the body portion, the at least one clamp subassembly configured to be coupled to one or more photovoltaic modules. In addition to a plurality of support assemblies, the mounting system may further comprise at least one ballast tray support bracket, the ballast tray support bracket supporting a portion of a ballast tray on the support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 20/10 - Supporting structures directly fixed to the ground
  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • F24S 25/16 - Arrangement of interconnected standing structures; Standing structures having separate supporting portions for adjacent modules
  • F24S 25/11 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules extending in directions away from a supporting surface using shaped bodies, e.g. concrete elements, foamed elements or moulded box-like elements
  • H01L 31/02 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES NOT COVERED BY CLASS - Details thereof - Details
  • H02S 20/00 - Supporting structures for PV modules
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips

27.

Height Adjustable Solar Panel Mounting System

      
Application Number 18168352
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-13
First Publication Date 2023-08-31
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Uppu, Sai
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A solar panel mounting system including a rail and a clip. When a first notch of the rail receives a portion of a rib of the rail, the clip is positioned on the rail to receive an end of a first solar panel having a first thickness, and when a second notch of the rail receives the portion of the rib, the clip is positioned on the rail to receive an end of a second solar panel having a second thickness different than the first thickness of the first solar panel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

28.

STRONGHOLD

      
Serial Number 98146643
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-23
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Solar panel railing mounts made of metal; metal structures for mounting solar panel rails; metal mounting brackets for solar panel rails; metal bases, metal rail connectors, and rail clamps for mounting solar panel rails; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws; mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar energy equipment

29.

Miscellaneous Design

      
Serial Number 98144147
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-22
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; Roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, metal bolts, and metal screws; Metal structures for securing and mounting solar and wind energy equipment

30.

TIGER CLIP

      
Serial Number 98144141
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-22
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; Roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, metal bolts, and metal screws; Metal structures for securing and mounting solar and wind energy equipment

31.

ATTACHMENT BRACKET APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18109734
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-14
First Publication Date 2023-08-17
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Avadhoot, Neha

Abstract

An attachment bracket apparatus includes a base and a flange extending vertically from the base. A central axis extends along the length of the base. A first hole is disposed along the central axis of the base and in the first side of the base. A second hole is disposed along the central axis of the base and in the second side of the base. One or more third holes are disposed on the first side of the base, and one or more fourth holes are disposed on the second side of the base. At least the one or more third holes, respectively, are positioned offset from the central axis and are further offset from each other, respectively, in a direction that is perpendicular to a direction of extension of the central axis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle

32.

Hybrid solar panel mounting assembly

      
Application Number 18051480
Grant Number 11942892
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-31
First Publication Date 2023-08-10
Grant Date 2024-03-26
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuit, Nathan
  • Mayfield, Jason
  • Cowen, December
  • Womacks, Darren

Abstract

An apparatus and method for mounting a solar panel array on a surface is disclosed. The solar panel array includes a plurality of solar panel modules and a hybrid solar panel module mounting assembly. The hybrid solar panel module mounting assembly includes a component of a rail-based mounting system and a component of a rail-less mounting system. At least one of the plurality of solar panel modules is mounted on the component of the rail-based mounting system and at least one of the plurality of solar panel modules is mounted on the component of the rail-less mounting system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F24S 25/00 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
  • F24S 25/35 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles by means of profiles with a cross-section defining separate supporting portions for adjacent modules
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • F24S 25/65 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for coupling adjacent supporting elements, e.g. for connecting profiles together
  • F24S 25/67 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for coupling adjacent modules or their peripheral frames

33.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 18134962
Grant Number 12018476
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-14
First Publication Date 2023-08-10
Grant Date 2024-06-25
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

Abstract

A mounting device including a base having an open bottom, a longitudinal axis, and a linear guide on the base. The linear guide guides support hardware in linear movement along the longitudinal axis. An internal cavity is under the base for containing a sealant against and in cooperation with a roof when the mounting device is secured to the roof. An opening is though the base is for receiving a fastener when the mounting device is secured to the roof. The opening is in communication with the internal cavity. The linear guide extends beyond the internal cavity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures

34.

Bracket

      
Application Number 29865299
Grant Number D0993163
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-18
First Publication Date 2023-07-25
Grant Date 2023-07-25
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Uppu, Sai

35.

Bracket

      
Application Number 29867111
Grant Number D0993164
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-10
First Publication Date 2023-07-25
Grant Date 2023-07-25
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Uppu, Sai

36.

WIRE MANAGEMENT CLIP

      
Application Number US2023010346
Publication Number 2023/133291
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-01-06
Publication Date 2023-07-13
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Neal, Jonathan

Abstract

A wire management clip for positioning and securing wires, cables, and other components relative to a rail, such as a rail of a modular rail system. The wire management clip includes a body that defines a passage through which a securing device may be inserted to secure the wires, cables, or components to the wire management clip. The wire management clip includes an interface surface against which the wires press when secured by the securing device. The wire management clip also includes a second interface for frictionally interfacing with the rail to resist movement of the wire management clip after installation on the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • F24S 25/634 - Clamps; Clips

37.

BALLAST SYSTEMS FOR SECURING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

      
Application Number US2023060239
Publication Number 2023/133511
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-01-06
Publication Date 2023-07-13
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Babu, Nikhil
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi

Abstract

A ballast system includes a first ballast tray and a second ballast tray. The first ballast tray has a first side profile including a south leg connected to a north leg. The second ballast tray has a second side profile that is different than the first side profile. A length of the north leg of the second side profile is greater than a length of the south leg of the first side profile, and a height of the north leg of the second side profile is substantially equal to a height of the south leg of the first side profile. The north leg of the second side profile includes a curvature so as to partially curve toward the south leg of the second side profile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances
  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs

38.

BALLAST SYSTEMS FOR SECURING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

      
Document Number 03240878
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-06
Open to Public Date 2023-07-13
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Babu, Nikhil
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi

Abstract

A ballast system includes a first ballast tray and a second ballast tray. The first ballast tray has a first side profile including a south leg connected to a north leg. The second ballast tray has a second side profile that is different than the first side profile. A length of the north leg of the second side profile is greater than a length of the south leg of the first side profile, and a height of the north leg of the second side profile is substantially equal to a height of the south leg of the first side profile. The north leg of the second side profile includes a curvature so as to partially curve toward the south leg of the second side profile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 7/04 - Conversion of ac power input into dc power output without possibility of reversal by static converters
  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances
  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs

39.

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE SUPPORT SYSTEM AND MOUNT ASSEMBLY

      
Document Number 03241485
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-28
Open to Public Date 2023-07-06
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi
  • Madhavi, Sindhu
  • Babu, Nikhil
  • Graham, Austin

Abstract

A mounting assembly includes a rail configured to support a photovoltaic module. The rail includes a first slot, a second slot, and a web extending between the first slot and the second slot. The web being offset from a plane extending along an outer surface of the rail, so as to form a recess in the second side of the rail. The mount assembly further includes a clip configured to be secured to the rail and to a secondary structure. The clip includes a base having a flange extending from an end of the base, and an arm extending from the base in a second direction opposite the first direction, the flange being inserted in the second slot when the clip is secured to the rail and the secondary structure and at least a portion of the arm abuts the recess of the rail when the clip is secured to the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/20 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • F24S 25/634 - Clamps; Clips
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances

40.

WIRE MANAGEMENT CLIP

      
Application Number 18094274
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-06
First Publication Date 2023-07-06
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Neal, Jonathan

Abstract

A wire management clip for positioning and securing wires, cables, and other components relative to a rail, such as a rail of a modular rail system. The wire management clip includes a body that defines a passage through which a securing device may be inserted to secure the wires, cables, or components to the wire management clip. The wire management clip includes an interface surface against which the wires press when secured by the securing device. The wire management clip also includes a second interface for frictionally interfacing with the rail to resist movement of the wire management clip after installation on the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16L 3/01 - Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, e.g. hangers, holders, clamps, cleats, clips, brackets for supporting or guiding the pipes, cables or protective tubing, between relatively movable points, e.g. movable channels
  • F16L 3/10 - Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, e.g. hangers, holders, clamps, cleats, clips, brackets substantially surrounding the pipe, cable or protective tubing divided, i.e. with two members engaging the pipe, cable or protective tubing

41.

BALLAST SYSTEMS FOR SECURING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

      
Application Number 17851996
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-28
First Publication Date 2023-07-06
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Babu, Nikhil
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi

Abstract

A ballast system includes a first ballast tray and a second ballast tray. The first ballast tray has a first side profile including a south leg connected to a north leg. The second ballast tray has a second side profile that is different than the first side profile. A length of the north leg of the second side profile is greater than a length of the south leg of the first side profile, and a height of the north leg of the second side profile is substantially equal to a height of the south leg of the first side profile. The north leg of the second side profile includes a curvature so as to partially curve toward the south leg of the second side profile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

42.

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE SUPPORT SYSTEM AND MOUNT ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number US2022054197
Publication Number 2023/129623
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-28
Publication Date 2023-07-06
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi
  • Madhavi, Sindhu
  • Babu, Nikhil
  • Graham, Austin

Abstract

A mounting assembly includes a rail configured to support a photovoltaic module. The rail includes a first slot, a second slot, and a web extending between the first slot and the second slot. The web being offset from a plane extending along an outer surface of the rail, so as to form a recess in the second side of the rail. The mount assembly further includes a clip configured to be secured to the rail and to a secondary structure. The clip includes a base having a flange extending from an end of the base, and an arm extending from the base in a second direction opposite the first direction, the flange being inserted in the second slot when the clip is secured to the rail and the secondary structure and at least a portion of the arm abuts the recess of the rail when the clip is secured to the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/20 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • F24S 25/634 - Clamps; Clips
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances

43.

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE SUPPORT SYSTEM AND MOUNT ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 17565210
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-29
First Publication Date 2023-06-29
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gangumalla, Deepthi
  • Madhavi, Sindhu
  • Babu, Nikhil
  • Graham, Austin

Abstract

A mounting assembly includes a rail configured to support a photovoltaic module. The rail includes a first slot, a second slot, and a web extending between the first slot and the second slot. The web being offset from a plane extending along an outer surface of the rail, so as to form a recess in the second side of the rail. The mount assembly further includes a clip configured to be secured to the rail and to a secondary structure. The clip includes a base having a flange extending from an end of the base, and an arm extending from the base in a second direction opposite the first direction, the flange being inserted in the second slot when the clip is secured to the rail and the secondary structure and at least a portion of the arm abuts the recess of the rail when the clip is secured to the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

44.

Bracket

      
Application Number 29784941
Grant Number D0988853
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-21
First Publication Date 2023-06-13
Grant Date 2023-06-13
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Gallegos, Ernest

45.

Panel mount assembly

      
Application Number 29781082
Grant Number D0987412
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-28
First Publication Date 2023-05-30
Grant Date 2023-05-30
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

46.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 17977943
Grant Number 12000137
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-31
First Publication Date 2023-05-04
Grant Date 2024-06-04
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

Abstract

A mounting device includes a base including an open bottom. An internal cavity is under the base for containing a sealant against with a roof when the mounting device is secured to the roof. An attachment member extends from the base. The attachment member has a first face and a second face opposite the first face. A plurality of openings are through the base for receiving a plurality of fasteners, respectively, when the mounting device is secured to the roof. The plurality of openings are in communication with the internal cavity. A sidewall of the base extends outward such that the base and the internal cavity extend beyond each of the first face and the second face.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures

47.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 17977865
Grant Number 12024880
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-31
First Publication Date 2023-04-27
Grant Date 2024-07-02
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn J.

Abstract

A mounting device includes a base that is rectangularly elongated. The base includes an open bottom that extends lengthwise along a direction of elongation of the base. A pair of guides is disposed on opposite sides of the base, extending lengthwise along the direction of the elongation of the base. The pair of guides are for guiding support hardware in linear movement along the direction of the elongation of the base. An internal cavity is within the base for containing a sealant against a roof when the mounting device is secured to the roof. An opening extends through the base for receiving a fastener to secure the mounting device to the roof. The opening is in communication with the internal cavity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures

48.

NXT UMOUNT

      
Application Number 1709327
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-12-16
Registration Date 2022-12-16
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments.

49.

Bonding clamp

      
Application Number 29685944
Grant Number D0973015
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-01
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Uppu, Sai

50.

NXT UMOUNT

      
Application Number 223565200
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-16
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

(1) Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments.

51.

Miscellaneous Design

      
Application Number 1698983
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-08-09
Registration Date 2022-08-09
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 19 - Non-metallic building materials
  • 20 - Furniture and decorative products
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; building material kit for composition shingles comprised of roof flashing of metal, metal L-shaped brackets, metal screws and fittings therefor, sold as a unit. Non-metal structures for mounting solar equipment. Non-metal mounting brackets for use with solar equipment. Design, engineering, research, development and testing services in the field of mounting and support brackets and structures for use with solar equipment and related mounting applications.

52.

ATTACHMENT BRACKET APPARATUS

      
Document Number 03217336
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-20
Open to Public Date 2022-11-24
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Gallegos, Ernest

Abstract

A bracket includes a base configured to be mounted to a mounting surface and a flange extending from the base and positioned to bisect the base thereby forming a first side and a second side of the base. The base includes a first hole disposed along a central axis of the base and in the first side of the base, a second hole disposed along the central axis of the base and in the second side of the base, and one or more divots formed in a top side of the base and disposed on the first side of the base. Fasteners are inserted through the first hole and the second hole when the bracket is secured to a first mounting structure. Furthermore, fasteners are inserted through the first hole, the second hole, and are drilled through the one or more divots when the bracket is secured to a second mounting structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 20/25 - Roof tile elements
  • F24S 25/60 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • F16B 25/10 - Screws performing an additional function to thread-forming, e.g. drill screws

53.

Attachment bracket apparatus

      
Application Number 17327569
Grant Number 11808042
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-21
First Publication Date 2022-11-24
Grant Date 2023-11-07
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Gallegos, Ernest

Abstract

A bracket includes a base configured to be mounted to a mounting surface and a flange extending from the base and positioned to bisect the base thereby forming a first side and a second side of the base. The base includes a first hole disposed along a central axis of the base and in the first side of the base, a second hole disposed along the central axis of the base and in the second side of the base, and one or more divots formed in a top side of the base and disposed on the first side of the base. Fasteners are inserted through the first hole and the second hole when the bracket is secured to a first mounting structure. Furthermore, fasteners are inserted through the first hole, the second hole, and are drilled through the one or more divots when the bracket is secured to a second mounting structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 13/00 - Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Roof drainage
  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle

54.

ATTACHMENT BRACKET APPARATUS

      
Application Number US2022030217
Publication Number 2022/246172
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-20
Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Gallegos, Ernest

Abstract

A bracket includes a base configured to be mounted to a mounting surface and a flange extending from the base and positioned to bisect the base thereby forming a first side and a second side of the base. The base includes a first hole disposed along a central axis of the base and in the first side of the base, a second hole disposed along the central axis of the base and in the second side of the base, and one or more divots formed in a top side of the base and disposed on the first side of the base. Fasteners are inserted through the first hole and the second hole when the bracket is secured to a first mounting structure. Furthermore, fasteners are inserted through the first hole, the second hole, and are drilled through the one or more divots when the bracket is secured to a second mounting structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F16B 25/10 - Screws performing an additional function to thread-forming, e.g. drill screws
  • F24S 25/60 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • H02S 20/25 - Roof tile elements

55.

SEALABLE MOUNTING SYSTEM WITH A SLIDABLE COMPONENT MOUNT

      
Application Number 17732137
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-28
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

Abstract

A mounting system including a base, a cavity with the base and open to a bottom portion of the base. A port extends from a top of the base into the cavity, and a vent is disposed in the top of the base and extends to the cavity. The port being configured to receive an injected sealant to fill the cavity with the injected sealant, thereby sealing around a penetration in a surface by a surface fastener. The injected sealant forcing air from inside the cavity out of the vent to ensure the injected sealant completely fills the cavity. A slide attached on the base protrudes above the top portion of the base and includes one or more guide rails for slidably receiving a bracket.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures
  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures

56.

ELECTRIC JUNCTION BOX MOUNT APPARATUS

      
Application Number US2022025710
Publication Number 2022/226160
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-21
Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

Abstract

An electrical junction box mount apparatus including a base for mounting to a mounting surface and a lid sized to seal against the base. The base includes a mounting portion having a penetration area. A periphery of the penetration area is circumscribed via a groove formed into a bottom surface of the base such that upon placing the base on a mounting surface, the groove encloses empty space within the groove against the mounting surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 3/08 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes
  • H02G 3/10 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes for surface mounting on a wall
  • H02G 3/14 - Fastening of cover or lid to box
  • H05K 5/06 - Hermetically-sealed casings
  • H02G 5/00 - Installations of bus-bars

57.

ELECTRIC JUNCTION BOX MOUNT APPARATUS

      
Document Number 03216025
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-21
Open to Public Date 2022-10-27
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn

Abstract

An electrical junction box mount apparatus including a base for mounting to a mounting surface and a lid sized to seal against the base. The base includes a mounting portion having a penetration area. A periphery of the penetration area is circumscribed via a groove formed into a bottom surface of the base such that upon placing the base on a mounting surface, the groove encloses empty space within the groove against the mounting surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 3/08 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes
  • H02G 3/10 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes for surface mounting on a wall
  • H02G 3/14 - Fastening of cover or lid to box
  • H02G 5/00 - Installations of bus-bars
  • H05K 5/06 - Hermetically-sealed casings

58.

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANEL MODULES

      
Application Number 17697668
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A mounting system includes a base to mount to a surface, a mounting bracket to mount over the base and to the surface, a clamp for attaching to the mounting bracket and securing a rail segment, and a bonding clamp to mount to the rail segment and secure a solar panel module thereto.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/22 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

59.

Bracket

      
Application Number 29827174
Grant Number D0966181
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Uppu, Sai

60.

Multi-level mounting system

      
Application Number 17843489
Grant Number 11774144
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-17
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Grant Date 2023-10-03
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Robinson, Chad

Abstract

A tiered mounting system includes a base plate including a mounting guide rail having a plurality of mounting grooves that extend along opposing sides of the guide rail. The system also includes an object mount connector having a plurality of mounting ridges. The object mount connector is configured to: slidingly engage the mounting guide rail via insertion of one or more of the plurality of mounting ridges within a corresponding one or more of the plurality of mounting grooves, and lock in place along the mounting guide rail via a bolt placed through the object mount connector and secured tightly to an inner track of the mounting guide rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • F24S 25/13 - Profile arrangements, e.g. trusses
  • F24S 25/30 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • E04D 13/12 - Devices or arrangements allowing walking on the roof or in the gutter
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements

61.

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANEL MODULES

      
Application Number US2022020821
Publication Number 2022/197973
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-17
Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A mounting system includes a base to mount to a surface, a mounting bracket to mount over the base and to the surface, a clamp for attaching to the mounting bracket and securing a rail segment, and a bonding clamp to mount to the rail segment and secure a solar panel module ("module") thereto.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 13/18 - Roof covering aspects of energy collecting devices, e.g. including solar panels
  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs

62.

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANEL MODULES

      
Document Number 03210732
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-17
Open to Public Date 2022-09-22
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A mounting system includes a base to mount to a surface, a mounting bracket to mount over the base and to the surface, a clamp for attaching to the mounting bracket and securing a rail segment, and a bonding clamp to mount to the rail segment and secure a solar panel module ("module") thereto.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs
  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • E04D 13/18 - Roof covering aspects of energy collecting devices, e.g. including solar panels

63.

ROOF INTERFACE WITH SEALANT INJECTION PORTS

      
Application Number US2022015136
Publication Number 2022/169989
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-03
Publication Date 2022-08-11
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A mounting system includes a mounting device. The mounting device includes an internal cavity defined in a side of the mounting device, a first sealant aperture defined in the mounting device and opening into the internal cavity, a second sealant aperture defined in the mounting device and opening into the internal cavity, the first sealant aperture and the second sealant aperture being in fluid communication when the mounting device is placed on a surface for use, and a fastener aperture defined through the internal cavity. The mounting system further includes a coupling bracket including a bottom portion, an underside surface of which is correspondingly shaped in conformance with a shape of an outer surface of a central portion of the mounting device so as to be accommodated thereon when in use, and a fastener to couple the mounting device and the coupling bracket together via the fastener aperture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • E04D 13/00 - Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Roof drainage
  • E06B 1/68 - Tightening or covering joints between the border of openings and the frame by profiled external parts
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F16B 39/24 - Locking of screws, bolts, or nuts in which the locking takes place during screwing down or tightening by means of washers, spring washers, or resilient plates that lock against the object
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment

64.

ROOF INTERFACE WITH SEALANT INJECTION PORTS

      
Document Number 03208856
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-03
Open to Public Date 2022-08-11
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A mounting system includes a mounting device. The mounting device includes an internal cavity defined in a side of the mounting device, a first sealant aperture defined in the mounting device and opening into the internal cavity, a second sealant aperture defined in the mounting device and opening into the internal cavity, the first sealant aperture and the second sealant aperture being in fluid communication when the mounting device is placed on a surface for use, and a fastener aperture defined through the internal cavity. The mounting system further includes a coupling bracket including a bottom portion, an underside surface of which is correspondingly shaped in conformance with a shape of an outer surface of a central portion of the mounting device so as to be accommodated thereon when in use, and a fastener to couple the mounting device and the coupling bracket together via the fastener aperture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • E04D 13/00 - Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Roof drainage
  • F16B 2/10 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using pivoting jaws
  • F16B 39/24 - Locking of screws, bolts, or nuts in which the locking takes place during screwing down or tightening by means of washers, spring washers, or resilient plates that lock against the object

65.

Modular Sloped Roof Solar Mounting System

      
Application Number 17170732
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-08
First Publication Date 2022-08-11
Owner UNIRAC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Wildes, Brian James

Abstract

A mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a sloped support surface, such as a sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The mounting system may include one or more support surface attachment devices, each support surface attachment device configured to attach one or more photovoltaic modules to a support surface; and one or more module coupling devices, each module coupling device configured to couple a plurality of photovoltaic modules to one another.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 11/00 - Roof covering, as far as not restricted to features covered by only one of groups ; Roof covering in ways not provided for by groups

66.

SQUARES DESIGN

      
Application Number 222516700
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-09
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 19 - Non-metallic building materials
  • 20 - Furniture and decorative products
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar panels and structural parts therefor and wind energy generation devices; building material kit for composition shingles comprised of roof flashing of metal, metal l-shaped brackets, metal screws and fittings therefor, sold as a unit. (2) Non-metal structures for mounting solar panels and structural parts therefor. (3) Non-metal mounting brackets for use with solar panels and structural parts therefor. (1) Design, engineering, research, development and testing services in the field of mounting and support brackets and structures for use with solar panels and structural parts therefor and related mounting devices.

67.

SEALING FASTENERS

      
Application Number 17592453
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-03
First Publication Date 2022-08-04
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A fastening device includes a fastener and a sealant. The sealant may be disposed about the fastener. Engagement of the fastener with a substrate forces the sealant into at least a borehole defined within the substrate as the fastener engages with the substrate.

IPC Classes  ?

68.

Height adjustable solar panel mounting system

      
Application Number 17671960
Grant Number 11581844
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2022-07-21
Grant Date 2023-02-14
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Uppu, Sai
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A solar panel mounting system including a rail and a clip. When a first notch of the rail receives a portion of a rib of the rail, the clip is positioned on the rail to receive an end of a first solar panel having a first thickness, and when a second notch of the rail receives the portion of the rib, the clip is positioned on the rail to receive an end of a second solar panel having a second thickness different than the first thickness of the first solar panel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

69.

Miscellaneous Design

      
Serial Number 97509384
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-07-19
Registration Date 2023-11-28
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 19 - Non-metallic building materials
  • 20 - Furniture and decorative products
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar panels and structural parts therefor and wind energy generation devices; Building material kit for composition shingles comprised of roof flashing of metal, continuous slot l-feet, metal screws and fittings therefor, sold as a unit Non-metal structures for mounting solar panels and structural parts therefor Non-metal mounting brackets for use with solar panels and structural parts therefor Design, engineering, research, development and testing services in the field of mounting and support brackets and structures for use with solar panels and structural parts therefor and related mounting devices

70.

Bracket

      
Application Number 29700579
Grant Number D0958058
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-02
First Publication Date 2022-07-19
Grant Date 2022-07-19
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Uppu, Sai

71.

Solar panel mounting apparatus

      
Application Number 17702374
Grant Number 12021481
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-23
First Publication Date 2022-07-07
Grant Date 2024-06-25
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Harris, Stacy
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A solar panel mounting assembly including a cap that includes a secure-side wing, a catch-side wing, and an integral vertical leg that protrudes downwardly from the catch-side wing. The vertical leg is integral with the catch-side wing and has a top end and a bottom end. A plurality of inwardly facing corrugations are disposed at the bottom end of the vertical leg. The solar panel mounting assembly further includes a base that includes a secure-side support surface, a tilted spring support ledge on a catch-side, and a plurality of outwardly-facing corrugations disposed on an upper horizontal portion of the base. An inwardly-facing corrugation of the vertical leg contacts and engages an outwardly-facing corrugation on the upper horizontal portion of the base, and the base is vertically adjustable with respect to the cap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips

72.

CLAMPING SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING A SOLAR PANEL

      
Application Number 17127222
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-18
First Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kauffman, Chris
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A clamping system configured to clamp a photovoltaic module. The clamping system includes a base. A saddle is movably attached to the base to be moved between a first position, in which at least a portion of the saddle is raised compared to the base, and a second position, in which the at least the portion of the saddle is laid adjacent the base. A keeper is movably attached to the saddle such that the keeper catches the photovoltaic module against the saddle, during installation of the photovoltaic module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures
  • F16B 2/12 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using sliding jaws

73.

NXT UMOUNT

      
Serial Number 97464273
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-06-17
Registration Date 2024-05-14
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; Roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets and metal roof attachments, namely, metal brackets, bolts and screws

74.

Support assembly for photovoltaic modules and mounting system using the same

      
Application Number 17536691
Grant Number 11689148
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-29
First Publication Date 2022-06-02
Grant Date 2023-06-27
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dick, Andrew Brian
  • Wildes, Brian James
  • Gopal, Ridhvik

Abstract

A support assembly for mounting photovoltaic modules on a support surface and a mounting system including the same are disclosed herein. The support assembly may comprise a the body portion including a base portion and at least one upright support member coupled to the base portion, the at least one upright support member comprising an integrally formed ballast tray slot in one side thereof for receiving an upturned edge of a ballast tray; and at least one clamp subassembly coupled to the at least one upright support member of the body portion, the at least one clamp subassembly configured to be coupled to one or more photovoltaic modules. In addition to a plurality of support assemblies, the mounting system may further comprise at least one ballast tray support bracket, the ballast tray support bracket supporting a portion of a ballast tray on the support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/00 - Supporting structures for PV modules
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 20/10 - Supporting structures directly fixed to the ground
  • H02S 20/24 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures specially adapted for flat roofs
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • F24S 25/16 - Arrangement of interconnected standing structures; Standing structures having separate supporting portions for adjacent modules
  • F24S 25/11 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules extending in directions away from a supporting surface using shaped bodies, e.g. concrete elements, foamed elements or moulded box-like elements
  • H01L 31/02 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES NOT COVERED BY CLASS - Details thereof - Details
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips
  • F24S 25/00 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules

75.

Click-On Tower and L-Foot Mount for Attaching Solar Panels to a Roof

      
Application Number 17671442
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2022-06-02
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuit, Nathan
  • Mayfield, Jason

Abstract

A mounting sub-assembly includes an extrusion including a first aperture defined therein, a plurality of parallel threads formed on an interior surface of the first aperture defined within the extrusion, and a clamp. The clamp includes a fixed portion monolithically formed with the extrusion. The fixed portion includes a second aperture defined therein. The fixed portion includes a notch defined in an upper portion of the fixed portion, and a third aperture defined in a side of the fixed portion and opening into the second aperture. The fixed portion further includes a movable jaw including an upper lip to engage with the notch, a lower lip to engage with a rail, and a fourth aperture defined in the movable jaw and parallel to the third aperture. The clamp may further include a fastener to fasten the movable jaw to the fixed portion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment

76.

Height adjustable solar panel mounting assembly

      
Application Number 17532665
Grant Number 11894800
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-22
First Publication Date 2022-03-17
Grant Date 2024-02-06
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuit, Nathan
  • Mayfield, Jason
  • Nicolaedis, Klaus
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

An apparatus and method for mounting a solar panel in a solar panel mounting assembly is disclosed. The solar panel mounting assembly includes a mounting bracket and a helical drive, where the mounting bracket is vertically adjustable by the helical drive. The helical drive engages with a stanchion that is variably positioned along a base member that is fixed to a roof.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • F24S 25/00 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules

77.

CONDUIT MOUNT BRACKET

      
Application Number 17479942
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-20
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Ballard, Jeffrey
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A conduit mount including a bracket and a clip. The bracket is defined at least by a first arm, a second arm, and a horizontal portion joining the first arm to the second arm. The bracket includes, a slot located on the first arm, a first catch disposed on the second arm proximate a distal end of the second arm, and a second catch disposed on the second arm and spaced a distance apart from the first catch. The clip includes a first end and a second end. The clip further includes a retaining member disposed on the first end of the clip and shaped to be insertable through the slot in the bracket. The clip also includes a hook disposed on the second end of the clip that optionally engages the first catch or the second catch.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16L 3/10 - Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, e.g. hangers, holders, clamps, cleats, clips, brackets substantially surrounding the pipe, cable or protective tubing divided, i.e. with two members engaging the pipe, cable or protective tubing

78.

Bracket

      
Application Number 29696417
Grant Number D0945356
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-27
First Publication Date 2022-03-08
Grant Date 2022-03-08
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Uppu, Sai

79.

Clamp apparatuses and components thereof for mounting solar panel modules

      
Application Number 17344403
Grant Number 11949369
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-10
First Publication Date 2022-02-24
Grant Date 2024-04-02
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A clamp assembly includes a clamp with a lateral edge support portion that extends in a first direction to support against a lateral edge of the module. A flange extends in a second direction transverse to the first direction to clamp against an upper surface of the solar panel module in coordination with the lateral edge support portion. A nut is configured to align with the clamp. The nut receives a fastener. The nut has an outer surface to engage the second surface of the lateral edge support portion to prevent rotation of the nut. A connection member extends from the nut in a position that is fixed. A head of the connection member is shaped such that, in a first orientation, the head is accommodated passage through a slot in the intermediary member, and in a second orientation, the head is prevented from passage through the slot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips
  • F16B 37/04 - Devices for fastening nuts to surfaces, e.g. sheets, plates
  • H01R 4/30 - Clamped connections; Spring connections using a screw or nut clamping member

80.

CLAMP APPARATUSES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANEL MODULES

      
Application Number US2021043460
Publication Number 2022/039895
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-28
Publication Date 2022-02-24
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A clamp assembly includes a clamp with a lateral edge support portion that extends in a first direction to support against a lateral edge of the module. A flange extends in a second direction transverse to the first direction to clamp against an upper surface of the solar panel module in coordination with the lateral edge support portion. A nut is configured to align with the clamp. The nut receives a fastener. The nut has an outer surface to engage the second surface of the lateral edge support portion to prevent rotation of the nut. A connection member extends from the nut in a position that is fixed. A head of the connection member is shaped such that, in a first orientation, the head is accommodated passage through a slot in the intermediary member, and in a second orientation, the head is prevented from passage through the slot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips
  • F24J 2/52 - Arrangement of mountings or supports
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

81.

CLAMP APPARATUSES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANEL MODULES

      
Document Number 03190093
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-28
Open to Public Date 2022-02-24
Owner UNIRAC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neal, Jonathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A clamp assembly includes a clamp with a lateral edge support portion that extends in a first direction to support against a lateral edge of the module. A flange extends in a second direction transverse to the first direction to clamp against an upper surface of the solar panel module in coordination with the lateral edge support portion. A nut is configured to align with the clamp. The nut receives a fastener. The nut has an outer surface to engage the second surface of the lateral edge support portion to prevent rotation of the nut. A connection member extends from the nut in a position that is fixed. A head of the connection member is shaped such that, in a first orientation, the head is accommodated passage through a slot in the intermediary member, and in a second orientation, the head is prevented from passage through the slot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements

82.

Electric junction box mount apparatus

      
Application Number 17236376
Grant Number 11962137
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-21
First Publication Date 2021-10-21
Grant Date 2024-04-16
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn J.

Abstract

An electrical junction box mount apparatus including a base for mounting to a mounting surface and a lid sized to seal against the base. The base includes a mounting portion having a penetration area. A periphery of the penetration area is circumscribed via a groove formed into a bottom surface of the base such that upon placing the base on a mounting surface, the groove encloses empty space within the groove against the mounting surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 3/08 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes
  • H02G 3/14 - Fastening of cover or lid to box

83.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 17315215
Grant Number 11572690
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-07
First Publication Date 2021-08-26
Grant Date 2023-02-07
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn J.

Abstract

A mounting device includes a base having an internal cavity, a top, and an open bottom in communication with the internal cavity. The device includes a first upper member above the base, wherein the first upper member extends upwardly from the base, and a second upper member is above the base, wherein the second upper member extends upwardly from the base. The device further includes a fastener opening formed though the base for receiving a fastener when the mounting device is secured to a roof. The fastener opening is in communication with the internal cavity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids

84.

Photovoltaic module clamp assembly

      
Application Number 17165759
Grant Number 11824489
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-02
First Publication Date 2021-08-05
Grant Date 2023-11-21
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Basarich, Kyle
  • Kauffman, Chris
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A clamp assembly configured to clamp a frame of a photovoltaic (PV) module, the clamp assembly including a first clamp portion shaped to receive an outside surface of the frame and a second clamp portion shaped to secure a flange of the frame between the second clamp portion and a portion of the first clamp portion, wherein the first clamp portion and the second clamp portion are mounted on a bolt. The clamp assembly further includes a stanchion having a first side and a second side, the first side and the second side including apertures through which the bolt is inserted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 2/12 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using sliding jaws
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

85.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 17203662
Grant Number 11486133
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-16
First Publication Date 2021-07-29
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn J.

Abstract

A mounting device including a base having an open bottom, a longitudinal axis, and a linear guide on the base. The linear guide guides support hardware in linear movement along the longitudinal axis. An internal cavity is under the base for containing a sealant against and in cooperation with a roof when the mounting device is secured to the roof. An opening is though the base is for receiving a fastener when the mounting device is secured to the roof. The opening is in communication with the internal cavity. The linear guide extends beyond the internal cavity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids

86.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 17220730
Grant Number 11486134
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-01
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn J.

Abstract

A mounting device including a base having an internal cavity and an upper portion above the base. The upper portion extends upward from the base and includes a vertical member defining opposed first and second faces above the base. An aperture is formed through the upper portion and extends through the first and second faces. The base extends outward, beyond each of the first and second faces.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids

87.

GRIDFLEX

      
Application Number 1602330
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-05-04
Registration Date 2021-05-04
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; roof mounting system comprising metal mounting brackets, roof ballast blocks, and metal roof attachments.

88.

GRIDFLEX

      
Application Number 212083000
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-05-04
Registration Date 2023-11-17
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

(1) Mounting rail made of metal for use with solar energy equipment.

89.

Multi-level mounting system

      
Application Number 17080464
Grant Number 11365904
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-26
First Publication Date 2021-04-01
Grant Date 2022-06-21
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Robinson, Chad

Abstract

A tiered mounting system includes a base plate including a mounting guide rail having a plurality of mounting grooves that extend along opposing sides of the guide rail. The system also includes an object mount connector having a plurality of mounting ridges. The object mount connector is configured to: slidingly engage the mounting guide rail via insertion of one or more of the plurality of mounting ridges within a corresponding one or more of the plurality of mounting grooves, and lock in place along the mounting guide rail via a bolt placed through the object mount connector and secured tightly to an inner track of the mounting guide rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F24S 25/33 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F24S 25/13 - Profile arrangements, e.g. trusses
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • F24S 25/632 - Side connectors; Base connectors
  • F24S 25/30 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • E04D 13/12 - Devices or arrangements allowing walking on the roof or in the gutter
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements

90.

BETTER SOLAR STARTS HERE

      
Application Number 1580544
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-11-10
Registration Date 2020-11-10
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 19 - Non-metallic building materials
  • 20 - Furniture and decorative products
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; building material kit for composition shingles comprised of roof flashing of metal, metal L-shaped brackets and metal screws and fittings therefor, sold as a unit. Non-metal structures for mounting solar equipment. Non-metal mounting brackets for use with solar equipment. Design, engineering, research, development and testing services in the field of mounting and support brackets and structures for use with solar equipment and related mounting applications.

91.

Universal sloped roof solar panel mounting system

      
Application Number 17000092
Grant Number 11757398
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-21
First Publication Date 2021-02-25
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bamat, Christopher John
  • Macrostie, Devin Glen

Abstract

A universal mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a sloped support surface, such as a sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The universal mounting system may include one or more support surface attachment devices, each support surface attachment device configured to attach one or more photovoltaic modules to a support surface; and one or more module coupling devices, each module coupling device configured to couple a plurality of photovoltaic modules to one another.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F16B 5/00 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • H02S 30/00 - Structural details of PV modules other than those related to light conversion
  • F16B 2/12 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using sliding jaws
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips
  • F24S 25/61 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules for fixing to the ground or to building structures
  • F24S 25/70 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules with means for compensating mounting tolerances
  • F16B 2/00 - Friction-grip releasable fastenings
  • F24S 40/44 - Draining rainwater or condensation
  • F24S 25/00 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules

92.

Conduit mount bracket

      
Application Number 16432887
Grant Number 11125356
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-05
First Publication Date 2020-12-10
Grant Date 2021-09-21
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gallegos, Ernest
  • Ballard, Jeffrey
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A conduit mount including a bracket and a clip. The bracket is defined at least by a first arm, a second arm, and a horizontal portion joining the first arm to the second arm. The bracket includes, a slot located on the first arm, a first catch disposed on the second arm proximate a distal end of the second arm, and a second catch disposed on the second arm and spaced a distance apart from the first catch. The clip includes a first end and a second end. The clip further includes a retaining member disposed on the first end of the clip and shaped to be insertable through the slot in the bracket. The clip also includes a hook disposed on the second end of the clip that optionally engages the first catch or the second catch.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16L 3/10 - Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, e.g. hangers, holders, clamps, cleats, clips, brackets substantially surrounding the pipe, cable or protective tubing divided, i.e. with two members engaging the pipe, cable or protective tubing

93.

Structural attachment sealing system

      
Application Number 16994582
Grant Number 10982430
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-15
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Grant Date 2021-04-20
Owner UNIRAC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Meine, Shawn J.

Abstract

In various representative aspects, the present invention relates generally to a system and apparatuses for sealing a structural attachment to a flat or shingle roof. More specifically, the invention relates to providing the system for sealing structural attachments for solar panel mounts for rail guides. The invention utilizes an adhesive sealant to create a permanent watertight seal at any surface penetration. The system may be used for any structural attachment, fastener, mount, or other penetration that requires sealing. Typical building applications include roof penetrations and wall penetrations for cases such as roof vents, structural attachment, conduit or pipe penetrations, or electrical mounts to name a few.

IPC Classes  ?

  • E06B 1/68 - Tightening or covering joints between the border of openings and the frame by profiled external parts
  • E04B 1/68 - Sealings of joints, e.g. expansion joints
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • E04D 13/143 - Junctions of roof sheathings to chimneys or other parts extending above the roof with ventilating means
  • F16B 43/00 - Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
  • F16B 9/00 - Connections of rods or tubular parts to flat surfaces at an angle
  • F16B 33/00 - Features common to bolt and nut
  • F24S 10/00 - Solar heat collectors using working fluids

94.

GRIDFLEX

      
Serial Number 90349661
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-11-30
Registration Date 2023-01-31
Owner Unirac, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal

Goods & Services

Mounting rail made of metal for use with solar energy equipment; Roof mounting system comprising metal rail, metal brackets, metal roof ballast trays and metal wind deflectors

95.

BETTER SOLAR STARTS HERE

      
Application Number 209073100
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-11-10
Registration Date 2022-11-02
Owner Unirac, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 06 - Common metals and ores; objects made of metal
  • 19 - Non-metallic building materials
  • 20 - Furniture and decorative products
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Mounting brackets made of metal for use with solar and wind energy equipment; building material kit for composition shingles comprised of roof flashing of metal, metal L-shaped brackets and metal screws and fittings therefor, sold as a unit. (2) Non-metal structures for mounting solar equipment. (3) Non-metal mounting brackets for use with solar equipment. (1) Design, engineering, research, development and testing services in the field of mounting and support brackets and structures for use with solar equipment and related mounting applications.

96.

Solar panel continuity bonding device

      
Application Number 16858246
Grant Number 11967924
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-24
First Publication Date 2020-11-05
Grant Date 2024-04-23
Owner UNIRAC INC. (USA)
Inventor Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A solar panel system includes a rail including a horizontal flange, a rib, and a channel. A clamp assembly includes a first member having a first side having a groove for receiving a portion of the rib and an anchor member for inserting into the channel. The clamp assembly further includes a second member slideably disposed on a second side of the first member and an actuator. When the actuator is actuated, the second member moves in a direction towards a bottom surface of a solar panel such that a top portion of the second member comes into contact with a bottom portion of the solar panel and electrically bonds with the solar panel, and an anchor member of the actuator comes into contact with an inside surface of the channel and electrically bonds with the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 40/34 - Electrical components comprising specially adapted electrical connection means to be structurally associated with the PV module, e.g. junction boxes
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

97.

Height adjustable solar panel mounting system

      
Application Number 16832932
Grant Number 11258400
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-27
First Publication Date 2020-10-22
Grant Date 2022-02-22
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Uppu, Sai
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A solar panel mounting system including a rail and a clip. When a first notch of the rail receives a portion of a rib of the rail, the clip is positioned on the rail to receive an end of a first solar panel having a first thickness, and when a second notch of the rail receives the portion of the rib, the clip is positioned on the rail to receive an end of a second solar panel having a second thickness different than the first thickness of the first solar panel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
  • H02S 30/10 - Frame structures

98.

Bonding clamp as photovoltaic module mounting equipment

      
Application Number 16837749
Grant Number 11522489
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-01
First Publication Date 2020-10-01
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor Uppu, Sai

Abstract

A bonding clamp includes a top bracket including opposing side walls defining a channel therebetween. The top bracket has an aperture through a central portion thereof. The top bracket is shaped to receive a first photovoltaic (“PV”) module on a first side and a second PV module on a second side. A bottom bracket includes a body and a pair of top flanges extending vertically from a top surface of the body. The pair of top flanges are spaced apart from each other. The bottom bracket also includes anti-rotation flanges extending from a bottom surface of body. A fastening mechanism fastens the top bracket in a fixed position with respect to the bottom bracket.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02S 20/20 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object
  • F24S 25/636 - Clamps; Clips clamping by screw-threaded elements
  • F24S 25/35 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules using elongate rigid mounting elements extending substantially along the mounting surface, e.g. for covering buildings with solar heat collectors forming substantially planar assemblies, e.g. of coplanar or stacked profiles by means of profiles with a cross-section defining separate supporting portions for adjacent modules
  • F16B 2/06 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action
  • F24S 25/60 - Fixation means, e.g. fasteners, specially adapted for supporting solar heat collector modules
  • F24S 25/00 - Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules

99.

Trim attachment assembly for mounting solar panel equipment

      
Application Number 16837911
Grant Number 11739785
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-01
First Publication Date 2020-10-01
Grant Date 2023-08-29
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuit, Nathan
  • Ganshaw, Todd

Abstract

A channel having a base portion, an open central region, and an integral pair of sidewalls. The integral pair of sidewalls having an upper portion of each sidewall that includes an inward-facing downturned internal flange and an outward-facing upturned external flange.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 37/00 - Nuts or like thread-engaging members
  • F16B 37/04 - Devices for fastening nuts to surfaces, e.g. sheets, plates
  • H02S 20/30 - Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment

100.

Solar panel mounting apparatus

      
Application Number 16837946
Grant Number 11290053
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-01
First Publication Date 2020-10-01
Grant Date 2022-03-29
Owner Unirac Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Harris, Stacy
  • Ganshaw, Todd
  • Schuit, Nathan

Abstract

A solar panel mounting assembly including a cap that includes a secure-side wing, a catch-side wing, and an integral vertical leg that protrudes downwardly from the catch-side wing. The vertical leg is integral with the catch-side wing and has a top end and a bottom end. A plurality of inwardly facing corrugations are disposed at the bottom end of the vertical leg. The solar panel mounting assembly further includes a base that includes a secure-side support surface, a tilted spring support ledge on a catch-side, and a plurality of outwardly-facing corrugations disposed on an upper horizontal portion of the base. An inwardly-facing corrugation of the vertical leg contacts and engages an outwardly-facing corrugation on the upper horizontal portion of the base, and the base is vertically adjustable with respect to the cap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16M 13/00 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles
  • H02S 20/23 - Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object specially adapted for buildings specially adapted for roof structures
  • F16B 5/06 - Joining sheets or plates to one another or to strips or bars parallel to them by means of clamps or clips
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