Patents by Inventor Alex Pavlak

Alex Pavlak has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4263893
    Abstract: Solar energy collector construction wherein the collector is composed of a skeleton framework, preferably of I-beam configuration interconnected so that it may be folded into a compact configuration for storage and shipment and which may be erected and locked into expanded configuration at the erection site so as to provide a sturdy structure which is highly resistant to wind loading and yet is fully effective in operation and use. Another feature is the design and mounting of the reflective elements which permits the reflective elements to be replaced periodically as they become less efficient reflectors through exposure to the elements. An improved collector construction is disclosed wherein the absorber element is in the form of a plate having passages therein for the flow of heat exchange fluid therethrough, the absorber plate being mounted within an enclosed light- and radiant-energy-transparent envelope which minimizes loss of heat from the absorber element by convection and conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Consuntrator, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Pavlak, Paul M. L'Esperance, Joseph F. Catelli
  • Patent number: 4024852
    Abstract: A system including a non-tracking reflector-collector for the concentration and collection of solar energy. An energy-collecting plate is disposed upright along a substantially horizontal axis substantially coincident with the east-west direction of the earth. The collector plate is positioned within a semi-tubular reflector having parabolic sidewalls. The reflector surfaces on opposite sides of the collector plate are parabolic surfaces, each having a focal point approximately coincident with the upper terminal edge of the collector plate. The axes of the parabolas which define the respective surfaces are rotated about or diverge from their common focal point at a substantial angle. The reflector sides are of laminated construction having a base portion of a lightweight rigid plastic sheet, an underlayer of plastic corrugated board and a reflective film on the interior surface. The collector plate receives energy entering the aperture between the reflective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Inventors: Paul M. L'Esperance, Alex Pavlak