Patents by Inventor Charles Korman

Charles Korman 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: 10665098
    Abstract: Dynamically configurable traffic controllers and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first sensor to monitor traffic in a first area. The example apparatus further includes a second sensor to monitor traffic in a second area. The example apparatus also includes a projector to project light toward a floor when traffic is detected in both the first and second areas, the light to be visible from the first and second areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas I. Paruch, Aaron J. Wiegel, Jason Dondlinger, Ronald P. Snyder, Joe Korman, David Swift, Charles Waugaman, James Oates, Peter D. Nygaard
  • Publication number: 20190308855
    Abstract: Maneuverable ergonomic trailer stands are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron J. Wiegel, Andy Olson, Charles Waugaman, David Swift, Donald Grant, Garret Wernecke, James Oates, Jason Dondlinger, Joe DiBiase, Joe Korman, Lucas I. Paruch, Ronald P. Snyder, Tony Duesing
  • Publication number: 20190251839
    Abstract: Dynamically configurable traffic controllers and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first sensor to monitor traffic in a first area. The example apparatus further includes a second sensor to monitor traffic in a second area. The example apparatus also includes a projector to project light toward a floor when traffic is detected in both the first and second areas, the light to be visible from the first and second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Lucas I. Paruch, Aaron J. Wiegel, Jason Dondlinger, Ronald P. Snyder, Joe Korman, David Swift, Charles Waugaman, James Oates, Peter D. Nygaard
  • Publication number: 20070137696
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are articles for converting electromagnetic radiation to a useful form of energy such as electricity. The articles comprise double-sided photovoltaic cells and/or single-sided photovoltaic cells that can absorb electromagnetic radiation and can convert this radiation into electricity. In one embodiment, the article can comprise opposingly disposed single-sided photovoltaic cells that have a photoactive side and an inactive face respectively. The photovoltaic cells are therefore disposed between two panels or are disposed into a slot that is located on a panel surface that is opposed to the panel surface that is directly impinged by electromagnetic radiation. The articles can be used efficiently as solar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Krokoszinski, Oliver Mayer, Joerg Stromberger, Charles Korman
  • Publication number: 20070074754
    Abstract: A photovoltaic roofing system and a method of installing the photovoltaic ridge cap structure have been provided. The photovoltaic roofing system includes a ridge cap adapted to cover a ridge of a roof structure. The system also includes at least one photovoltaic cell disposed within the ridge cap. The method of installing a photovoltaic ridge cap structure includes mounting the ridge cap over multiple photovoltaic cells along a ridge of a roof structure. The method further includes routing electrical leads from each photovoltaic cell through one or more openings along the ridge of the roof structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Donald Farquhar, Charles Korman, Neil Johnson, Ali Iz
  • Publication number: 20070040186
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip packaging structure comprising a dielectric film having one or more through holes aligned with the one or more contact pads of at least one power semiconductor chip. A patterned electrically conductive layer adjacent to the dielectric film has one or more electrically conductive posts which extend through the one or more though holes aligned with the contact pads to electrically couple the conductive layer to the contact pads. In certain embodiments, one or more air gaps may be formed between the dielectric film and the active surface of the at least one power semiconductor chip. Methods for fabricating the semiconductor chip packaging structure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Raymond Fillion, Richard Beaupre, Ahmed Elasser, Robert Wojnarowski, Charles Korman
  • Publication number: 20060207647
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to photovoltaic devices comprising nanostructured materials, wherein such photovoltaic devices are comprised exclusively of inorganic components. Depending on the embodiment, such nanostructured materials are either 1-dimensional nanostructures or branched nanostructures, wherein such nanostructures are used to enhance the efficiency of the photovoltaic device, particularly for solar cell applications. Additionally, the present invention is also directed at methods of making and using such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Loucas Tsakalakos, Ji-Ung Lee, Charles Korman, Steven Leboeuf, Abasifreke Ebong, Robert Wojnarowski, Alok Srivastava, Oleg Sulima
  • Publication number: 20060042681
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) laminate backplane assembly includes an insulative substrate and a metal foil bonded to the insulative substrate on a first surface and is electrically receptive for mounting a solar cell on a second surface opposite the first surface. The metal foil includes a light concentrator disposed at exposed regions on the second surface of the metal foil and is configured to reflect incident light thereon to the solar cell to increase a concentration of light on the solar cell in a range of about 1.5× to about 4×.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles Korman
  • Publication number: 20060042680
    Abstract: A structural building component for a residential or light commercial building includes a PV laminate and a plastic frame disposed at least around the PV laminate. The plastic frame includes a first electrical connector for communication with the PV laminate and receptive to electrical connection with a contiguous PV laminate. The first electrical connector is configured to facilitate electrical and mechanical connection with the contiguous PV laminate and the frame includes a means for facilitating attachment to the building structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Korman, Richard Beaupre, Neil Johnson
  • Publication number: 20050139255
    Abstract: A solar cell assembly for use in an outer space environment or a non-Earth environment is provided. The solar cell assembly includes a photovoltaic conversion layer configured to produce an electrical current when receiving photons. The photovoltaic conversion layer has a top surface and a bottom surface. The solar cell assembly further includes a first electrical contact layer electrically coupled to the top surface and a second electrical contact layer electrically coupled to the bottom surface. Finally, the solar cell assembly includes a transparent electrically conductive layer disposed proximate said first electrical contact layer configured to receive electrons from an outer space environment and to conduct said electrons away from said photovoltaic conversion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Korman, Marc Schaepkens, Bastiaan Korevaar
  • Publication number: 20050139253
    Abstract: A flexible solar cell assembly for use in an outer space environment or a non-Earth environment is provided. The flexible solar cell assembly includes a solar cell having a first side and a second side. The solar cell is configured to produce an electrical current when receiving photons on at least the first side. The flexible solar cell assembly further includes a flexible substrate operably coupled to the second side of the solar cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Korman, Marc Schaepkens, Bastiaan Korevaar
  • Publication number: 20050139256
    Abstract: A solar cell assembly for use in an outer space environment or a non-Earth environment and a method for controlling a temperature of the solar cell assembly are provided. The solar cell assembly includes a photovoltaic conversion layer configured to produce an electrical current when receiving photons on a first side of the photovoltaic conversion layer. The solar cell assembly further includes a thermally conductive layer thermally coupled to a second side of the photovoltaic conversion layer. Finally, the solar cell assembly includes a heat radiating layer coupled to the thermally conductive layer to radiate heat energy from the photovoltaic conversion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Korman, Marc Schaepkens, Bastiaan Korevaar