US 9,810,452 B2
Wear reduction system for rooftop mounts
Erich Kai Stephan, Newport Beach, CA (US); and Eric R. Stephan, Gig Harbor, WA (US)
Assigned to PEGASUS SOLAR INC., Richmond, CA (US)
Filed by Pegasus Solar Inc., Richmond, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 26, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/7,099.
Application 15/007,099 is a division of application No. 14/018,299, filed on Sep. 4, 2013, granted, now 9,252,310.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/632,412, filed on Sep. 4, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/699,546, filed on Sep. 11, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0138833 A1, May 19, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F24J 2/52 (2006.01); H01L 31/049 (2014.01); F16B 17/00 (2006.01); H01L 31/18 (2006.01); H02S 20/00 (2014.01); H01L 31/048 (2014.01); H02S 20/23 (2014.01); F16M 13/02 (2006.01); H02S 20/30 (2014.01); H02S 20/24 (2014.01)
CPC F24J 2/523 (2013.01) [F16B 17/00 (2013.01); F16M 13/02 (2013.01); F24J 2/5205 (2013.01); F24J 2/5235 (2013.01); F24J 2/5237 (2013.01); F24J 2/5239 (2013.01); F24J 2/5241 (2013.01); F24J 2/5245 (2013.01); H01L 31/048 (2013.01); H01L 31/049 (2014.12); H01L 31/18 (2013.01); H02S 20/00 (2013.01); H02S 20/23 (2014.12); H02S 20/24 (2014.12); H02S 20/30 (2014.12); Y02B 10/12 (2013.01); Y02B 10/20 (2013.01); Y02E 10/47 (2013.01); Y02E 10/50 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49355 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49826 (2015.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mounting structure comprising:
a mounting base configured to hold a ballast weight and to couple a solar panel assembly to a mounting surface, the mounting base having at least one aperture;
a sheet assembly for coupling to the mounting base having at least one mounting flange, the mounting flange comprising:
at least one support arm extending substantially orthogonally away from the sheet assembly, and
a flange ridge on a terminal end of the at least one support arm; and
wherein a length of the flange ridge and a height of the at least one support arm are adapted to allow the mounting flange to be inserted through the at least one aperture in specific predetermined orientations;
wherein the mounting base is free to move about the sheet assembly as limited by the at least one aperture and the mounting flange; and
wherein the flange ridge prevents the mounting base from being removed from the sheet assembly except in the specific predetermined orientations.