Patents by Inventor Peter Chihlas

Peter Chihlas 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: 10612238
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical systems. The present invention relates more particularly to electrical wiring systems suitable for use in roofing applications. One aspect of the invention is a wiring system on a roof comprising a roof deck having a slope and one or more roofing elements disposed on the roof deck, the wiring system including one or more wires extending along the roof on top of the roofing elements; and a wire covering disposed over the one or more wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Christopher C. Fisher, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20200076353
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 10563406
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing products. The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements is joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, a roofing product includes a flexible roofing substrate having a top surface, the top surface having one or more receptor zones thereon, each receptor zone being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements, each receptor zone having a different surfacing than the area of the top surface adjacent to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Wayne E. Shaw, Peter Chihlas
  • Patent number: 10454408
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Publication number: 20180097471
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 9755573
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Publication number: 20170159292
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical systems. The present invention relates more particularly to electrical wiring systems suitable for use in roofing applications. One aspect of the invention is a wiring system on a roof comprising a roof deck having a slope and one or more roofing elements disposed on the roof deck, the wiring system including one or more wires extending along the roof on top of the roofing elements; and a wire covering disposed over the one or more wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Christopher C. Fisher, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9469992
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical systems. The present invention relates more particularly to electrical wiring systems suitable for use in roofing applications. One aspect of the invention is a wiring system on a roof comprising a roof deck having a slope and one or more roofing elements disposed on the roof deck, the wiring system including one or more wires extending along the roof on top of the roofing elements; and a wire covering disposed over the one or more wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Christopher C. Fisher, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20160126885
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 9270224
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Jr., Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 9217584
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing products. The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, a roofing product includes a flexible roofing substrate having a top surface, the top surface having one or more granule-coated zones thereon capable of acting as a receptor zone or an exposure zone, each zone being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements; and an adhesive suitable for securing photovoltaic elements to one or more of the granule-coated zones, the adhesive capable of forming a bond to the granules and the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate and to the bottom surface of the photovoltaic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Peter Chihlas
  • Publication number: 20150326170
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, JR., Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 9170034
    Abstract: The present invention relates particularly to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are integrated on a roof deck with conventional roofing materials. In one aspect, a photovoltaic roofing system includes a two-part tee element disposed on a roof deck, the two-part tee element comprising a base piece including a central portion; two opposed horizontally-extending first and second flanges extending from the central portion, and a top piece attachment feature formed in the central portion, and a top piece including a base piece attachment feature mated with the top piece attachment feature of the base piece; and a vertically extending portion extending from the base piece attachment feature. A first photovoltaic element can be disposed on the roof adjacent the base piece with its edge disposed on the horizontally-extending first flange of the base piece of the two-part tee element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Bosler, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Peter Chihlas, Robert L. Jenkins, Sean X. Zhou
  • Patent number: 9166087
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage; and wind clip and ledge features configured to prevent against wind uplift of the photovoltaic roofing elements when installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Robert Jenkins, Robert Livsey, Chris Fisher, Alex Nash
  • Patent number: 9032672
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Jr., Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 8966850
    Abstract: The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements joined to a roofing substrate. In one aspect, the invention provides a roofing product including: a bituminous roofing substrate having a top surface; and roofing granules embedded in the top surface of the roofing substrate, wherein in at least one over-pressed zone of the roofing product, the roofing granules are embedded so that (a) the over-pressed zone exhibits a 0.20 gram loss or less in a rub test as described in ASTM D-4977; or (b) in the over-pressed zone the average granule embed volume fraction is at least 0.5; or (c) in the over-pressed zone, the average distance between the top of the roofing granules and the top surface of the bituminous roofing substrate is 1.0 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Wayne E. Shaw, Peter Chihlas
  • Patent number: 8950128
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Peter Chihlas, Robert D. Livsey
  • Publication number: 20150027081
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing products. The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, a roofing product includes a flexible roofing substrate having a top surface, the top surface having one or more granule-coated zones thereon capable of acting as a receptor zone or an exposure zone, each zone being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements; and an adhesive suitable for securing photovoltaic elements to one or more of the granule-coated zones, the adhesive capable of forming a bond to the granules and the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate and to the bottom surface of the photovoltaic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Peter Chihlas
  • Patent number: D744118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Robert Jenkins, Robert Livsey, Chris Fisher, Alex Nash
  • Patent number: D793582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Robert Jenkins, Robert Livsey, Chris Fisher, Alex Nash