Patents by Inventor Clayton RIETZ

Clayton RIETZ 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: 20200232681
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, an assembly for securing a solar panel rail support structure to a tile roof. More specifically, the apparatus includes a base plate that is secured to the roof beneath various shapes of tiles on the tile roof and a generally L-shaped bracket that is then coupled to a rail support guide. The bracket is then capable of being adjusted in various locations along the base plate by using screws in various locations along slotted apertures within the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: IronRidge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Ash, Shawn Meine, Anumeha Narain, Clayton Rietz, David Taggart
  • Patent number: 10663195
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, an assembly for securing a solar panel rail support structure to a tile roof. More specifically, the apparatus includes a base plate that is secured to the roof beneath various shapes of tiles on the tile roof and a generally L-shaped bracket that is then coupled to a rail support guide. The bracket is then capable of being adjusted in various locations along the base plate by utilizing a spring lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: IronRidge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Ash, Shawn Meine, Anumeha Narain, Clayton Rietz, David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20190345971
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, an assembly for securing a solar panel rail and rail-less support structures to a shingle roof. More specifically, the apparatus includes a connection bracket and flashing device for use in installing solar panel rail support structures. The connection bracket is secured to the flashing device by rotating its base around a threaded connection until it locks in place so that a solar panel rail support guide can be connected to a generally U-shaped connection on the top of the bracket. The apparatus also offers an improved means to cover the penetration point on the flashing to protect it and prevent water from leaking into the roof as well as an improved way to install the apparatus over existing products. An alternate embodiment of the apparatus is offered to support a rail-less pivot mount as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: IronRidge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Ash, Shawn Meine, Anumeha Narain, Clayton Rietz, David Taggart
  • Publication number: 20180238589
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, an assembly for securing a solar panel rail support structure to a tile roof. More specifically, the apparatus includes a base plate that is secured to the roof beneath various shapes of tiles on the tile roof and a generally L-shaped bracket that is then coupled to a rail support guide. The bracket is then capable of being adjusted in various locations along the base plate by utilizing a spring lock mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: IronRidge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon ASH, Shawn MEINE, Anumeha NARAIN, Clayton RIETZ, David TAGGART