Patents by Inventor Moshe Meller

Moshe Meller 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: 20210234504
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the docking station coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder, at least one edge sensor, at least one cleaning cylinder direct current (DC) drive motor including a built-in encoder, a cleaning cylinder drive belt and a controller, the cleaning cylinder including a plurality of fins which rotates for generating a directional air flow for pushing dirt off of the surface of the solar tracker without water, the cleaning cylinder DC drive motor for driving the cleaning cylinder, the controller for controlling a cleaning process of the ARC, the built-in encoder for determining a revolutions per minute (RPM) of the cleaning cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 10985691
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the docking station coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the cleaning cylinder including a plurality of fins which rotates for generating a directional air flow for pushing dirt off of the surface of the solar tracker without water, the controller including a motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the ARC, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the rechargeable power source, the controller for controlling a cleaning process of the ARC and for transmitting and receiving signals to and from the ARC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: EVERMORE UNITED S.A.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20210104974
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the docking station coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the cleaning cylinder including a plurality of fins which rotates for generating a directional air flow for pushing dirt off of the surface of the solar tracker without water, the controller including a motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the ARC, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the rechargeable power source, the controller for controlling a cleaning process of the ARC and for transmitting and receiving signals to and from the ARC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 10797636
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the docking station coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the cleaning cylinder including a plurality of fins which rotates for generating a directional air flow for pushing dirt off of the surface of the solar tracker without water, the controller including a motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the ARC, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the rechargeable power source, the controller for controlling a cleaning process of the ARC and for transmitting and receiving signals to and from the ARC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: EVERMORE UNITED S.A.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20200021239
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the docking station coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the cleaning cylinder including a plurality of fins which rotates for generating a directional air flow for pushing dirt off of the surface of the solar tracker without water, the controller including a motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the ARC, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the rechargeable power source, the controller for controlling a cleaning process of the ARC and for transmitting and receiving signals to and from the ARC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 10498288
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker under varying wind conditions, the solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the waterless cleaning system including a docking station, an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC) and a master controller, the docking station being coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the master controller for receiving and transmitting data to and from the solar tracker and the ARC, the ARC including a controller, for controlling a cleaning process and for transmitting and receiving signals, the docking station including a plurality of locking bars, coupled with the docking station, for protecting the ARC during the varying wind conditions, the ARC can anchor in the docking station and the master controller determines an average wind speed and provides a clean command to the ARC if the average wind speed is below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: EVERMORE UNITED S.A.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 10498287
    Abstract: Solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar tracker solar panels, the solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the system including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the controller including a 6-axis motion sensor, the 6-axis motion sensor including an accelerometer and an electronic gyroscope, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the power source, the cleaning cylinder for cleaning dirt off of the solar tracker without water, the 6-axis motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the ARC, wherein the ARC anchors in the docking station and cleans the solar tracker positioned at the pre-determined angle and wherein the 6-axis motion sensor is used for navigating the ARC over the solar tracker surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: EVERMORE UNITED S.A.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 10277163
    Abstract: Autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC) for cleaning solar panels having an anchoring mechanism including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning mechanism, a controller and an anchoring mechanism, the cleaning mechanism for cleaning dirt off of a surface of the solar panels, the controller for controlling a cleaning process of the ARC and the anchoring mechanism for magnetically anchoring the ARC to an anchoring surface coupled with a solar panel, the anchoring mechanism including an arm and a drive mechanism, the arm including at least one ferromagnetic end piece and the drive mechanism being coupled with the arm, wherein the drive mechanism moves the arm between a magnetically engaged position with the anchoring surface and a magnetically disengaged position with the anchoring surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EVERMORE UNITED S.A.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20180212558
    Abstract: Solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar tracker solar panels, the solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the system including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC), the ARC including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the controller including a 6-axis motion sensor, the 6-axis motion sensor including an accelerometer and an electronic gyroscope, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the power source, the cleaning cylinder for cleaning dirt off of the solar tracker without water, the 6-axis motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the ARC, wherein the ARC anchors in the docking station and cleans the solar tracker positioned at the pre-determined angle and wherein the 6-axis motion sensor is used for navigating the ARC over the solar tracker surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20180212559
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker under varying wind conditions, the solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the waterless cleaning system including a docking station, an autonomous robotic cleaner (ARC) and a master controller, the docking station being coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the master controller for receiving and transmitting data to and from the solar tracker and the ARC, the ARC including a controller, for controlling a cleaning process and for transmitting and receiving signals, the docking station including a plurality of locking bars, coupled with the docking station, for protecting the ARC during the varying wind conditions, the ARC can anchor in the docking station and the master controller determines an average wind speed and provides a clean command to the ARC if the average wind speed is below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20170194898
    Abstract: The present invention is a cleaning system for solar panels in a solar park capable of cleaning a plurality of solar arrays without water. Some embodiments of the system include a first set of ground based rails positioned substantially in between two neighboring solar arrays and parallel to a length direction of the solar arrays, a second set of ground based rails positioned perpendicularly to the length direction of the solar arrays and including a plurality of sensors, a moveable transport platform capable of moving along the second set of ground based rails, the platform including two descent rails, a plurality of wheels, a position sensor, a first controller, and a power supply, and an automatic waterless cleaning apparatus positioned on the moveable transport platform and capable of moving along the first set of ground based rails along the length direction of the solar arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20170133978
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of solar trackers in at least one solar tracker row, each solar tracker having a length and a width and being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the cleaning system including at least one waterless cleaning apparatus operable to clean a panel surface of the solar tracker row without using water, at least two rails positioned horizontally parallel to the solar tracker row, a support frame for supporting the cleaning apparatus and a controller coupled with the cleaning apparatus and with the support frame for moving the cleaning apparatus in the width direction and the length direction of the solar tracker row, the support frame moving over the rails and moving the cleaning apparatus in a width direction and a length direction of the solar tracker row while maintaining a pre-determined angle in the width direction of the solar trackers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20170019570
    Abstract: An inspection system for inspecting a solar row having a plurality of solar panels, the inspection system includes a moveable support construction, an imaging device and a controller, the imaging device being mounted on the moveable support construction, the controller being coupled with the moveable support construction and with the imaging device, the controller being configured to cause the moveable support construction to move the imaging device over the surface of the solar row and to cause the imaging device to image a selected target area of the solar row, the controller being further configured to analyze images acquired by the imaging device for detecting defects of the solar row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 9455665
    Abstract: A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of solar trackers in at least one solar tracker row, each solar tracker having a length and a width and being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the cleaning system including at least one waterless cleaning apparatus operable to clean a panel surface of the solar tracker row without using water, at least two rails positioned horizontally parallel to the solar tracker row, a support frame for supporting the cleaning apparatus and a controller coupled with the cleaning apparatus and with the support frame for moving the cleaning apparatus in the width direction and the length direction of the solar tracker row, the support frame moving over the rails and moving the cleaning apparatus in a width direction and a length direction of the solar tracker row while maintaining a pre-determined angle in the width direction of the solar trackers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 9126341
    Abstract: System and method to predict maintenance windows, initiate and avoid cleaning cycles of robotic systems that clean solar panels. Using learning algorithms, the system and method is based on collecting, monitoring and conducting trend analysis from data received by the various robotic systems that effect the cleaning cycles, external sensors, sources and feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ecoppia Scientific, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 9080791
    Abstract: Solar panels row cleaning system that can dock and lock itself at a docking extension attached to the solar row. The self-docking and self-locking is optimally used when the cleaning system is not working. Movement of a cleaning apparatus of the cleaning system is controlled to cause an anchoring element on the cleaning apparatus to engage with an anchoring element on the docking extension when in the docking position and thereby lock the cleaning apparatus preventing its movement in horizontal and downward directions. This is particularly useful when strong wind gusts are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ecoppia Scientific, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 8813303
    Abstract: System and method for cleaning solar panel rows, with electronic descent control and potential energy recovery system, operating by modulated switching signals to an electronic switching device that converts DC output of a DC motor/generator to alternating current that is transferred through a transformer and rectifier to charge the system's battery. An impedance load on the DC motor/generator is generated during downward movement of the system's cleaning apparatus in order to control the descent rate of the cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Ecoppia Scientific, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Patent number: 8771432
    Abstract: System and method for cleaning rows of solar panels. Each solar row has an upper edge elevated above ground level and a lower edge to provide an inclination of the solar row. A cleaning assembly cleans the solar panel surfaces. A support frame supports the cleaning assembly and enables upward and downward motion in the width and length directions of the solar row. Operation and movement of the cleaning assembly is controlled so as to clean a surface of the solar panels during downward movement. The cleaning assembly is preferably not operative during upward movement. During downward movement, the cleaning assembly removes dirt, debris and dust from the surface of the solar panels and generates an air stream to blow off the dirt, debris, and dust. The system further includes a guide system for moving the cleaning assembly to align with successive solar panel rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ecoppia Scientific, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Meller, Eran Meller
  • Publication number: 20130305474
    Abstract: System and method for cleaning rows of solar panels. Each solar row has an upper edge elevated above ground level and a lower edge to provide an inclination of the solar row. A cleaning assembly cleans the solar panel surfaces. A support frame supports the cleaning assembly and enables upward and downward motion in the width and length directions of the solar row. Operation and movement of the cleaning assembly is controlled so as to clean a surface of the solar panels during downward movement. The cleaning assembly is preferably not operative during upward movement. During downward movement, the cleaning assembly removes dirt, debris and dust from the surface of the solar panels and generates an air stream to blow off the dirt, debris, and dust. The system further includes a guide system for moving the cleaning assembly to align with successive solar panel rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: MOSHE MELLER, ERAN MELLER
  • Publication number: 20130306106
    Abstract: System and method for cleaning a solar row of solar panels. The solar row has an upper edge elevated from ground level more than a lower edge to provide an inclination of the solar row. A cleaning assembly operates to clean a surface of the solar panels. A support frame supports the cleaning assembly and enables the cleaning assembly to move (1) upwardly and downwardly in the width direction of the solar row, and (2) in the length direction of the solar row. Operation and movement of the cleaning assembly is controlled by a control unit to cause the cleaning assembly to clean a surface of the solar panels during downward movement of the cleaning assembly. The cleaning assembly is preferably not operative during its upward vertical movement. During the downward movement, the cleaning assembly removes dirt, debris and dust from the surface of the solar panels and generates an air stream to blow off the dirt, debris, and dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Moshe MELLER, Eran MELLER