Patents by Inventor Stephen G. Pisklak

Stephen G. Pisklak 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: 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: 20190084120
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemical mechanical (CMP) polishing pad with a top surface, one or more apertures adapted to receive an endpoint detection window, an underside having a recessed portion and having one or more flanged endpoint detection windows (windows), each window having a flange adapted to fit snugly into the recessed portion of the underside of the polishing layer, the flange having a thickness slightly less than the depth of the recessed portion of the polishing layer (to allow for adhesive), having a detection area that fits snugly into an aperture in the polishing layer so that its top surface that lies substantially flush with the top surface of the polishing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, Jeffrey James Hendron
  • 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: 20160349409
    Abstract: Photovoltaic shade impact prediction processes include obtaining a three-dimensional model of a subject, associating an identifier of a camera image with a location of the camera disposed on the subject. The processes also include receiving an image of the sky captured by the camera, and the identifier, measuring pixel brightness of the image, estimating shade object perimeters in spherical coordinates based on the pixel brightness, and displaying a representation of the shade object perimeters in the model at the location of the camera based on the camera image identifier. The representation of the shade object perimeters is oriented based on a tilt angle and azimuth angle of the subject surface. The processes further include estimating a size and position of shade objects in real world three-dimensional space based on the spherical coordinates of the shade object perimeters, and creating an irradiance map for the subject surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, James J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20150226247
    Abstract: A device comprising: a first part having a shape so that the first part is fully and/or partially insertable through a seam between two adjacent panels and a second part having a shape so that the second part is at least partially insertable through the seam between the two adjacent panels; wherein the first part and the second part are connected together via a connection region and wherein the first part, the second part, or both when extended through the seam between the two adjacent panels simultaneously engages both of the two adjacent panels so that movement of a first panel is transferred to a second panel or vice versa, via the multi-part device, and deflection of the first panel, the second panel, or both is minimized and/or substantially eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, Joseph A. Langmaid, Timothy J. Buscarino, Gerald A. Eurich
  • Publication number: 20150180408
    Abstract: The technology relates to a solar array kit useful in forming a solar array system, including a continuity signal generator and a detection circuit. The continuity signal generator has connectors for connecting to a solar array circuit and delivers a continuity signal to the solar array circuit. The detection circuit has connectors for connecting to the solar array circuit, a continuity signal sensor, at least one switch for selectively opening and closing the solar array circuit, and a switch controller. The switch controller has connectors for connecting to a power source and is adapted to actuate the switch upon receipt of a control signal from the detection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, Douglas J. Wirsing
  • Patent number: 8695291
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a through-roof connector assembly comprising one or more photovoltaic building sheathing elements capable of being affixed on a building structure, the photovoltaic building sheathing element including a sheathing element electrical connector along a sheathing element peripheral edge; a through-roof connector edge piece assembly that abuts a portion of the photovoltaic building sheathing element and includes: a body portion, an edge piece electrical connector, one or more wire leads that are connected on one end to the edge piece electrical connector; a wire guiding member with at least one conduit hole, the wire guiding member located under the through-roof connector edge piece assembly when assembled; and an under-roof junction device that is removably connected to the wire guiding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, James Miller, Michael I Lesniak, Ryan S. Gaston, Timothy C. Plum, Gerald K. Eurich, Joseph A. Langmaid, James R. Keenihan
  • Publication number: 20130321013
    Abstract: A solar array system includes a plurality of power-generator modules, each power-generator module having an identical form factor and comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells wired for power generation. The system also includes at least one sensor module having a substantially identical appearance and form factor as the power-generator modules and comprising a like plurality of photovoltaic cells. The operational state of the system is monitored by an array performance monitor, which measures signals sent from the various modules. At least one photovoltaic cell in the sensor module delivers a short-circuit current signal to the array performance monitor and at least one photovoltaic cell in the sensor module delivers an open-circuit voltage signal to the array performance monitor. These signals are used to calculate a theoretical power output of the array system, which is compared to the actual power output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, David L. King, Michael J. Lesniak, Narayan Ramesh
  • Publication number: 20120279150
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a through-roof connector assembly comprising one or more photovoltaic building sheathing elements capable of being affixed on a building structure, the photovoltaic building sheathing element including a sheathing element electrical connector along a sheathing element peripheral edge; a through-roof connector edge piece assembly that abuts a portion of the photovoltaic building sheathing element and includes: a body portion, an edge piece electrical connector, one or more wire leads that are connected on one end to the edge piece electrical connector; a wire guiding member with at least one conduit hole, the wire guiding member located under the through-roof connector edge piece assembly when assembled; and an under-roof junction device that is removably connected to the wire guiding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pisklak, James Miller, Michael I. Lesniak, Ryan S. Gaston, Timothy C. Plum, Gerald K. Eurich, Joseph A. Langmaid, James R. Keenihan
  • Patent number: 6154895
    Abstract: A decorative sink apron with curved corners. The exposed portion of the apron has brackets attached thereto and a decorative cover is secured to the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Stephen G. Pisklak