Patents by Inventor Bernd Melchior

Bernd Melchior 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).

  • Publication number: 20100200061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an encapsulated solar cell having the following layer structure: a lower layer of thermoplastic silicone; a solar cell; an upper layer of thermoplastic silicone; a cover layer of a fluoropolymer, wherein the solar cell is sealed all around between the lower layer and the upper layer and wherein the upper layer is bonded to the cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: BLUENERGY AG
    Inventor: Bernd MELCHIOR
  • Patent number: 5776262
    Abstract: Solar panel with photovoltaic solar cells (4) and a carrier plate (8) located underneath the solar panel surrounded by synthetic resin (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) wherein the carrier plate (8) features numerous openings (25) distributed over the surface for the synthetic resin to penetrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Blue Planet AG
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 5768831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roof tile/roof slate/wall plate 1 made of a plate of clay, ceramic, concrete, fiber cement or synthetic, serving as a carrier for a solar panel 6 with photovoltaic solar cells 7 to be attached to its upper side where said solar panel 6 is attached form-fittingly to the upper side of the roof tile/roof slate/wall plate with at least two sides opposite to one another at the inner edges of a recess of a roof tile/roof slate/wall plate indent, and where the extensions 5, due to their own flexibility, are engaged in a snap-in manner particularly form-fittingly in recesses 4 of the roof tile/roof slate/wall plate indentation 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Blue Planet AG
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 5112408
    Abstract: Tile plates of standard roofing tile dimensions can engage over opposite edges of photovoltaic modules mounted on these plates to form roofing assemblies. The photovoltaic modules preferably are frameless and are anchored by formations on their edges to formations along grooves of the tile plates receiving them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: BMC Melchior Solartechnik KG
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4596237
    Abstract: A solar energy converter which can be used as a solar collector or for the direct mounting on a building for the heating of the interior thereof through a wall of the building has a light transmissive layer spaced from this wall and provided on its inner side with an absorptive surface at which incident solar energy is transformed into heat. One or more solar structures between this layer and the wall contain a chemico-physical phase transformation medium capable of storing latent heat when thermal energy is produced at the absorptive surface and adapted to release this heat through the wall or to a heat carrier fluid which can be passed through a space formed by the solar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignees: BM Chemie Kunststoff GmbH, Kernforschungsanlage Julich GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Melchior, Friedrich W. Grimme, Wolfgang Heidrich
  • Patent number: 4560411
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filiform addition for concrete or mortar consisting of a filament or a filament bundle. The filament or filament bundle carries at least one body having a diameter larger than the thickness of the filament or filament bundle. At the same time, the length of the filament or filament bundle is greater than the diameter of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: BM Chemie Kunststoff GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4544575
    Abstract: A glass panel designed to block the transmission of selected radiation, especially heat rays, is produced by coating a face of a first glass pane with a layer of a material (e.g. metal) reflecting or absorbing the rays to be blocked, spacedly juxtaposing a second glass pane with the coated face of the first pane, introducing a preferably transparent synthetic resin such as polymethylmethacrylate or silicone rubber in a flowable state into the intervening space, and letting the resin harden in that space. The resin may be injected through an inlet port in a profiled frame temporarily surrounding the assembly, this frame also having a venting aperture at a level above that of the inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: IMC Acrylguss GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4530806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of making articles of foamed polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). In a first process stage a mixture comprising monomeric methyl methacrylate, plasticizer, preferably liquid foaming agent and catalyst is polymerized by heating and/or irradiation to form a foaming agent-containing solid body. In the second process stage this body is foamed by heating to the softening temperature of the plastic material. Either of these stages may also be performed continuously. The final product is clear-transparent and has large closed cells, a smooth surface, is light- and weather-resistant, readily workable, has good thermal insulation properties also in combination with plastics or glass coatings and may be used in a variety of applications, especially as a transparent insulating slab or plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignees: August Hohnholz KG, Imchemie Kunststoff GmbH, Bernd Melchior
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4492778
    Abstract: A method for making a light-collector of a transparent plastic and a fluorescent dye, wherein the monomers forming transparent plastics are mass-prepolymerized in the presence of radical catalysts and the fluorescent dye is added before, during or at the end of prepolymerization, and then polymerizing the mixture to completion by adding another catalyst, also at pressures of from 2 to 20 bars and at temperatures of from to C., and the use of the light-collector thus produced in combination with photovoltaic elements, preferably based on Ga/As or Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1985
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Claussen, Josef Merten, Harry Rohr, Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4440153
    Abstract: A solar concentrator which comprises a solid block of a transparent material having a planar incident surface positioned to receive solar rays and, opposite this surface, a curved reflective surface so that the material of the block completely fills the space between these surfaces. At the incident surface an absorber is provided and the curvature of the reflective surface is such that it is at least partly parabolical and adapted to reflect solar rays traversing the body through the body again to the absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Imchemie Kunststoff GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4419459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes of producing transparent foamed plastics, particularly foamed acrylate and methacrylate materials, in the form of e.g. panels, molded articles, or as cores for laminate bodies. Solid beads of transparent polymer material and containing a blowing agent are mixed with a reaction resin, softened by heating or swelling, and expanded to large pore size. During the blowing the beads may be displaced relative to one another. Subsequently the reaction resin is completely polymerized. The so obtained foamed plastics panels, which have large closed cells with contiguous faces and a smooth, non-porous surface, are particularly useful as insulating and building material exhibiting good transparency and protection against loss of heat, especially for greenhouses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: August Hohnholz KG
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior
  • Patent number: 4338353
    Abstract: A method of treating a porous body to increase its strength and resistance to weathering that includes first removing gases and moisture from the porous body by applying a vacuum to a vessel containing the body, then filling the vessel with an impregnating liquid consisting of a hardenable (cureable) resin and hardner so that the body is completely immersed while the vacuum is being applied, then applying a positive pressure to the impregnating liquid in which the body is immersed until the impregnating liquid has penetrated into the porous body the desired amount, then draining the impregnating liquid from the vessel while maintaining the positive pressure and then initiating the hardening of the hardenable liquid while maintaining the positive pressure, part of the impregnating liquid on the surface of the body being removed prior to hardening of the impregnating liquid in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: Imchemie Kunststoff GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Melchior