Patents by Inventor Marc Grossman

Marc Grossman 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: 10111563
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning a collector surface of a solar collector. The system includes a first liquid-dispensing unit configured to deliver a first spray of liquid to the collector surface. The system also includes a brush element having a longitudinal side oriented along a first direction and disposed adjacent to the first liquid-dispensing unit. A first squeegee element is oriented along the first direction and adjacent to the brush element. The first squeegee element, the brush element, and the first liquid-dispensing unit define a first cleaning area. A second squeegee element is oriented along the first direction and separated from the first squeegee element by a gap to define a second cleaning area. The system also includes a second liquid-dispensing unit configured to deliver a second spray of liquid to the second cleaning area located between the first and second squeegees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Grossman, Cedric Jeanty
  • Patent number: 9991841
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module cleaning system can include a robotic cleaning device and a support system. The support system can be configured to provide a metered fill to the robotic cleaning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Cameron Castellucci, Marc Grossman, Erik Cummins, Juan Sanchez-Garcia, Cedric Jeanty, Benjamin Allen Meeder
  • Publication number: 20170173640
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) robotic cleaning device can include a cleaning head configured to apply a vaporized cleaning solution on a portion of a PV collector while the PV robotic cleaning device is traveling over the PV collector, where the vaporized cleaning solution can heat the portion of a PV collector while travelling. The photovoltaic (PV) robotic cleaning device can include a squeegee element coupled to the cleaning head, where the squeegee element can be configured to remove a cleaning solution formed by the vaporized cleaning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Grossman, Cedric Jeanty, Matt Campbell
  • Publication number: 20170093330
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module cleaning system can include a robotic cleaning device and a support system. The support system can be configured to provide a metered fill to the robotic cleaning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Devin Cameron Castellucci, Marc Grossman, Erik Cummins, Juan Sanchez-Garcia, Cedric Jeanty, Benjamin Allen Meeder
  • Publication number: 20160300025
    Abstract: A system or method for providing price transparency for healthcare or medical procedures or services and/or financing. Users are allowed to search by desired attributes (e.g., cost, procedure, location, etc.) to obtain pricing information for medical care. The system or method provides comparison of the costs of in-network and out-of-network medical services and cash-only payments. The user can choose medical care at a desired location, and schedule an appointment. Bundled packages of medical services and ancillary services can be offered to enable the user to compare bundled costs based on in-network and out of network medical services and cash-only payments. Any costs calculated by the system or method can account for copayments and deductibles and can enable a user to compare total out-of-pocket expenses with a cash-only payment option. Financing may be included. Advertisement revenue can be obtained on a click-through basis based on a healthcare provider profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Marc A. Grossman, Dante Panella
  • Publication number: 20160178241
    Abstract: A solar module cleaner can be configured for cleaning reflective surfaces of solar concentrator reflectors. The cleaner can include at least one cleaning module having a cleaning surface extending in a curved configuration corresponding to a curvature of the solar concentrator reflector. The cleaning surface can be configured to displace debris resting on the reflective surface. The cleaner can include fluid delivery devices for discharging a cleaning fluid onto the reflective surface. The cleaner can be configured to clean solar energy receivers associated with a solar concentrator reflector. Additionally, the cleaner can be configured to simultaneously clean a plurality of parallel solar concentrator reflectors. Optionally, the cleaner can be configured to simultaneously clean a plurality of solar energy receivers and a plurality of solar energy concentrators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Cedric Jeanty, Benjamin Meeder, Devin Cameron Castellucci, Marc Grossman, Juan Sanchez-Garcia, Erik Cummins
  • Publication number: 20150349706
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module cleaning system can include a robotic cleaning device and a support system. The support system can be configured to provide a metered fill to the robotic cleaning device. In some embodiments, the robotic cleaning device and include a curved cleaning head. Various techniques for deploying a robotic cleaning device on PV modules include out-and-back, leapfrog, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Grossman, Devin Cameron Castellucci, Cedric Jeanty, Juan Sanchez-Garcia, Erik Cummins
  • Publication number: 20150178808
    Abstract: A system or method for providing price transparency medical procedures or services. The system or method can allow a user to search by desired attributes (e.g., cost, procedure, location, etc.) to obtain, previously unpublished pricing information for medical care. The system or method provides comparison of the costs of in-network and out-of-network medical services and cash-only payments. The user can choose medical care at a desired location, and schedule an appointment. Bundled packages of medical services and ancillary services can be offered to enable the user to compare bundled costs based on in-network and out of network medical services and cash-only payments. Any costs calculated by the system or method can account for copayments and deductibles and can enable a user to compare total out-of-pocket expenses with a cash-only payment option. Advertisement revenue can be obtained on a click-through basis based on a healthcare provider profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Marc A. Grossman, Dante Panella
  • Publication number: 20140202492
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning a collector surface of a solar collector. The system includes a first liquid-dispensing unit configured to deliver a first spray of liquid to the collector surface. The system also includes a brush element having a longitudinal side oriented along a first direction and disposed adjacent to the first liquid-dispensing unit. A first squeegee element is oriented along the first direction and adjacent to the brush element. The first squeegee element, the brush element, and the first liquid-dispensing unit define a first cleaning area. A second squeegee element is oriented along the first direction and separated from the first squeegee element by a gap to define a second cleaning area. The system also includes a second liquid-dispensing unit configured to deliver a second spray of liquid to the second cleaning area located between the first and second squeegees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Marc GROSSMAN, Cedric JEANTY
  • Patent number: 8449692
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Esolar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blair, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20100206294
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: JASON BLAIR, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner