Patents by Inventor Duane F. Rost

Duane F. Rost 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: 4222368
    Abstract: A solar energy collection apparatus has a reflector for reflecting the rays of sunlight incident thereupon to, and concentrating them upon, an absorber. Mounting blocks insulate and position the reflector and absorber with respect to each other and to support struts. Due to a wide angle of acceptance of the apparatus, the rays of the sun are collected for a substantial part of a day as well as for a period of time of many days or months. Additionally, the reflector-absorber assembly can be readily adjusted for other periods of time throughout the year by changing the length of the support struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: General Extrusions, Inc.
    Inventors: Duane F. Rost, Gene J. Ameduri