Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Langmaid

Joseph A. Langmaid 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: 20210185998
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices for controlling pests, and, more specifically, to devices for monitoring and communicating the presence of pests, and eliminating pests. The pest control system comprises a frame configured to be removeably positioned in a pest control station, a panel pivotally coupled to the frame, and pest control device positioned in the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher SILER, Joseph LANGMAID, Piyush SONI, Neil SPOMER, Michael K. HANSON
  • Patent number: 11018624
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly comprising: (a) at least two photovoltaic components that are adjacent to each other, each photovoltaic component comprising: (i) a partial connector channel in communication with a partial connector channel in an adjacent photovoltaic component and (ii) one or more connector receptors; (b) a connector located at least partially in the partial connector channel of the photovoltaic component and at least partially in the partial connector channel of the adjacent photovoltaic component so that the connector connects the photovoltaic component to the adjacent photovoltaic component, the connector comprising: a housing having: (1) a top housing and (2) a bottom housing, wherein the top housing and the bottom housing each include a first end and a second end; one or more flexible electrical conductors that extend from the first end to the second end; wherein the top housing and the bottom housing each include one or more mechanical flexing regions that allow the housing to mechanically flex
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Piyush R. Thakre, Abhijit A. Namjoshi, Jay M. Tudor, Joseph A. Langmaid, Keith L. Kauffmann, Leonardo C. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10734942
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module comprising: (a) a photovoltaic laminate including: (i) one or more connectors connected to and extending from the photovoltaic laminate, and (ii) one or more integrated frames each including one or more engagement features, and the one or more integrated frames being in communication with each of the one or more connectors; and wherein the one or more engagement features are asymmetrical so that each of the one or more connectors can only be installed in each of the one or more integrated frames in a single configuration; and wherein each of the one or more integrated frames are connected to the photovoltaic laminate in a location proximate to the one or more connectors so that the one or more integrated frames provide support to the one or more connectors during the manufacturing process, during use, during installation, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Gerald K. Eurich, Kurt A. Koppi, Joseph A. Langmaid
  • Patent number: 10651785
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly comprising; (a) at least two photovoltaic components that are adjacent to each other in a first direction, each photovoltaic component comprising (i) a partial recess in communication with the partial recess in an adjacent photovoltaic component and (ii) one or more connector receptors aligned in a second direction which is non-parallel to the first direction; (b) a connector located at feast partially in the partial recess of the photovoltaic component and at least partially in the partial recess of the adjacent photovoltaic component so that the connector connects the photovoltaic component to the adjacent photovoltaic component, the connector comprising: (i) a flexible housing having a first end and a second end; (ii) one or more connection ports at the first end; (iii) one or more connection ports at the second end; and (iv) one more flexible electrical conductors that extend from the one or more connection ports at the first end to the one or more connection ports at the second en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Leonardo C. Lopez, Joseph A. Langmaid, Shane Washburn, Darius Eghbal, Vijay Karthik Koneru, Kelvin L. Leung
  • Patent number: 10432134
    Abstract: A solar module (2) comprising; (a) an active portion (4) and (b) a support portion (6), wherein the support portion (8) includes a plurality of reinforcement ribs (20) in a series of interconnected or partially interconnected patterns. The solar module (2) may include an intermediate portion (6C) acting as a structural interface between the active portion (4) and the support portion (6). The intermediate portion (6C) may include one or more gate locations (10, 12). The plurality of reinforcement ribs (20) may extend at an angle along the support portion (6) so that an effective modulus of the support portion (6) along a width direction is substantially equal to an effective modulus of the support portion (6) along a length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Leonardo C. Lopez, Kwanho Yang, Joseph A. Langmaid
  • Publication number: 20190109559
    Abstract: A plurality of photovoltaic components (3) comprising: (a) one or more rows of overlapping active components (20) comprising a plurality of connection members (10) and (b) one or more flashing components (60) comprising a plurality of connection members (10); wherein the plurality of connection members (10) of the one or more rows of overlapping active components (20) and the plurality of connection members (10) of the flashing components (60) form a mating relationship in a mating region so that the one or more rows of overlapping active components and the one or more flashing components are connected together such that fluid is prevented from passing between the one or more rows of overlapping active components and the one or more flashing components in the mating region, and wherein the connection members are located inward of a peripheral edge and/or prevent wind uplift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph A. Langmaid, Leonardo C. Lopez, Gerald K. Eurich, Stephen G. Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20190074387
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to a solar array kit for installation on a support structure, such as a roof. The kit includes photovoltaic panels that include active elements, edge pieces that connected around and to the photovoltaic panels, a starter piece, and one or more electrical connectors that electrically connect the photovoltaic panels to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Joseph A. Langmaid, Robert J. Cleereman, Andrew T. Graham
  • Patent number: 10121911
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a connector device and method that can more easily electrically connect a plurality of PV arrays and/or locate these arrays upon a building or structure. It also can optionally provide some additional components (e.g. a bypass diode and/or an indicator means) and can enhance the serviceability of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Joseph A. Langmaid, Robert J. Cleereman, Andrew T. Graham
  • Publication number: 20180219512
    Abstract: A photovoltaic array comprising: three or more overlapping rows of photovoltaic modules wherein at alternating ends, adjacent rows of photovoltaic modules are interconnected by a row-to-row flashing piece wherein a first row of photovoltaic modules extend a distance beyond a second row of photovoltaic modules and a third row of photovoltaic modules and the second row of photovoltaic modules is in communication with one or more flashing components that extend the second row of photovoltaic modules at least the distance that the first row of photovoltaic modules extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph A. Langmaid, Leonardo C. Lopez, Gerald K. Eurich
  • Publication number: 20180212565
    Abstract: A photovoltaic array system comprising: (a) a plurality of photovoltaic components that are configured to be connected together; and (b) one or more alignment features located on at least two of the plurality of photovoltaic components; wherein the one or more alignment features are located in a side edge region of at least one of the plurality of photovoltaic components and in a top edge region of at least one of the plurality of photovoltaic components, and the one or more alignment features indicate when two or more of the plurality of photovoltaic components are aligned relative to each other so that the two or more photovoltaic components can be mated together to form a fixed connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Joseph A. Langmaid, Gerald K. Eurich, John C. McKeen
  • Publication number: 20180212566
    Abstract: A photovoltaic array system comprising: (a) one or more photovoltaic modules; (b) one or more flashing pieces; and (c) one or more installation indicators on the one or more photovoltaic modules, the one or more flashing pieces, or both that depict the installation location of the one or more adjacent flashing pieces within the photovoltaic array system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Joseph A. Langmaid, Stephen G. Pisklak, James R. Keenihan
  • Publication number: 20180198404
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module comprising: (a) a photovoltaic laminate including: (i) one or more connectors connected to and extending from the photovoltaic laminate, and (ii) one or more integrated frames each including one or more engagement features, and the one or more integrated frames being in communication with each of the one or more connectors; and wherein the one or more engagement features are asymmetrical so that each of the one or more connectors can only be installed in each of the one or more integrated frames in a single configuration; and wherein each of the one or more integrated frames are connected to the photovoltaic laminate in a location proximate to the one or more connectors so that the one or more integrated frames provide support to the one or more connectors during the manufacturing process, during use, during installation, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Gerald A. Eurich, Kurt A. Koppi, Joseph A. Langmaid
  • Publication number: 20170331415
    Abstract: An integrated frame comprising: (a) an integration portion that forms a cantilever connection with a stack of material, (b) a cover connected to and extending from the integration portion, and (c) a pair of extensions connected to and extending from the cover, wherein the cover extends over and protects a connector that is connected to and extending from the stack of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt A. Koppi, Leonardo C. Lopez, Abhijit A. Namjoshi, Gerald K. Eurich, Jay M. Tudor, Joseph A. Langmaid, Mark J. Lux, Matthew A. Stempki
  • Publication number: 20170317644
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly comprising: (a) at least two photovoltaic components that are adjacent to each other, each photovoltaic component comprising: (i) a partial connector channel in communication with a partial connector channel in an adjacent photovoltaic component and (ii) one or more connector receptors; (b) a connector located at least partially in the partial connector channel of the photovoltaic component and at least partially in the partial connector channel of the adjacent photovoltaic component so that the connector connects the photovoltaic component to the adjacent photovoltaic component, the connector comprising: a housing having: (1) a top housing and (2) a bottom housing, wherein the top housing and the bottom housing each include a first end and a second end; one or more flexible electrical conductors that extend from the first end to the second end; wherein the top housing and the bottom housing each include one or more mechanical flexing regions that allow the housing to mechanically flex
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Piyush R. Thakre, Abhijit A. Namjoshi, Jay M. Tudor, Joseph A. Langmaid, Keith L. Kauffmann, Leonardo C. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20170248344
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module comprising: a base plate and a photovoltaic laminate that are connected together; wherein the photovoltaic module is configured to be directly connected to a roofing structure and provide roofing functions, and wherein the photovoltaic laminate is removable from the base plate without damaging the base plate and the base plate retains its roofing functions when the photovoltaic laminate is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Keith L. Kauffmann, Leonardo C. Lopez, Gerald K. Eurich, Patrick M. Kelleher, Joseph A. Langmaid, Mark J. Lux, Abhijit A. Namjoshi, Chad V. Schuette, Matthew A. Stempki, Jay M. Tudor, Kwanho Yang
  • Publication number: 20170099029
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PV device”) more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with a multilayered photovoltaic cell assembly and a body portion joined at an interface region and including an intermediate layer, at least one interconnecting structural member, relieving feature, unique component geometry or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jason A. Reese, James R. Keenihan, Ryan S. Gaston, Keith L. Kauffmann, Joseph A. Langmaid, Leonardo C. Lopez, Kevin D. Maak, Michael E. Mills, Narayan Ramesh, Samar R. Teli
  • Patent number: 9602046
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PV device”), more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with a multilayered photovoltaic cell assembly and a body portion joined at an interface region and including an intermediate layer, at least one interconnecting structural member, relieving feature, unique component geometry, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jason A Reese, James R Keenihan, Ryan S Gaston, Keith L Kauffmann, Joseph A Langmaid, Leonardo C Lopez, Kevin D Maak, Michael E Mills, Narayan Ramesh, Samar R Teli
  • Patent number: 9564545
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an assembly that includes at least a photovoltaic sheathing element capable of being affixed on a building structure. The shingle including at least a photovoltaic cell assembly, a body portion attached to one or more portions of the photovoltaic cell assembly. Wherein the body portion includes one or more top peripheral tabs each capable of fitting under one or more vertically adjoining devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: James R Keenihan, Joseph A Langmaid, Leonardo C. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9537033
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a system and method for an improved photovoltaic cladding device array with an interface member (500) for use on a building structure with other non-solar cladding materials (600). The interface member is disposed under a portion of the photovoltaic cladding elements (P) and includes a photovoltaic cladding element nesting portion and a building sheatin nesting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A Langmaid, James R Kennihan, Leonardo C Lopez
  • Patent number: 9398712
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a connector and electronic circuit assembly (130) at least partially encased in a polymeric frame (200). The assembly including at least: a connector housing (230); at least one electrical connector (330); at least one electronic circuit component (430); and at least one barrier element (530).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jason A. Reese, Samar R. Teli, James R. Keenihan, Joseph A. Langmaid, Kevin D. Maak, Michael E. Mills, Timothy C. Plum, Narayan Ramesh