Patents by Inventor John-Paul Szczepanik

John-Paul Szczepanik 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: 8941043
    Abstract: A light tracking device comprising first and second support members and at least one light receiving element supported on each support member by one or more resilient flexible beams which deform upon relative translational displacement of the first and second support members. The first and second support members are arranged such that relative translational displacement of the members generates rotational displacement of the element. One or more resilient flexible beams may comprise spiral arms extending from the first to the second support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Technology Partnership Plc
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Patent number: 8921690
    Abstract: The light concentrator having a primary optical element which has an optical axis and a core comprising a rigid body which is co-linear with the optical axis and configured to support the primary optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Technology Partnership PLC
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Publication number: 20140318622
    Abstract: A support for a photovoltaic element comprising at least a primary optical component and a photovoltaic package. The support comprises at least one clip for holding the primary optical component, at least one holder configured to locate the photovoltaic package, and at least one cut-out portion to allow overlap with the primary optical component of an adjacent photovoltaic element when the elements are rotated to align with incident sunlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: ON-SUN SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Publication number: 20140014825
    Abstract: A light tracking device comprising first and second support members and at least one light receiving element supported on each support member by one or more resilient flexible beams which deform upon relative translational displacement of the first and second support members. The first and second support members are arranged such that relative translational displacement of the members generates rotational displacement of the element. One or more resilient flexible beams may comprise spiral arms extending from the first to the second support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: The Technology Partnership plc
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Patent number: 8558155
    Abstract: A light tracking device comprising first and second support members and at least one light receiving element supported on each support member by one or more resilient flexible beams which deform upon relative translational displacement of the first and second support members. The first and second support members are arranged such that relative translational displacement of the members generates rotational displacement of the element. One or more resilient flexible beams may comprise spiral arms extending from the first to the second support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: The Technology Partnership PLC
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Publication number: 20120273025
    Abstract: The light concentrator having a primary optical element which has an optical axis and a core comprising a rigid body which is co-linear with the optical axis and configured to support the primary optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PLC
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Publication number: 20100308206
    Abstract: A light tracking device comprising first and second support members and at least one light receiving element supported on each support member by one or more resilient flexible beams which deform upon relative translational displacement of the first and second support members. The first and second support members are arranged such that relative translational displacement of the members generates rotational displacement of the element. One or more resilient flexible beams may comprise spiral arms extending from the first to the second support members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PLC
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik