US 9,813,012 B2
Rail-less roof mounting clamp assembly
Stuart Wentworth, Alamo, CA (US); and Claudia Wentworth, Alamo, CA (US)
Filed by Quality Product LLC, Walnut Creek, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 26, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/605,368.
Application 14/605,368 is a continuation of application No. 14/166,633, filed on Jan. 28, 2014, granted, now 8,938,932.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/916,046, filed on Dec. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0168021 A1, Jun. 18, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F24J 2/52 (2006.01); H02S 20/23 (2014.01); F24J 2/46 (2006.01)
CPC H02S 20/23 (2014.12) [F24J 2/5205 (2013.01); F24J 2/5245 (2013.01); F24J 2/5258 (2013.01); F24J 2/5264 (2013.01); F24J 2002/4672 (2013.01); F24J 2002/5218 (2013.01); F24J 2002/5226 (2013.01); Y02B 10/12 (2013.01); Y02B 10/20 (2013.01); Y02E 10/47 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A rail-less roof mounting system comprising:
a plurality of PV modules each having at least one corner;
a clamp assembly having a clamp member with a pair of holes on an inner surface and a plate member, the clamp assembly in contact with a first PV module frame member and at least one adjacent PV module frame member, interconnecting said first PV module frame member to said at least one adjacent PV module frame member; and
whereby the plurality of PV modules are interlocked in a way to provide a corner-to-corner coupling arrangement which enables the connection of at least one PV module corner to at least one adjacent PV module corner by sandwiching above and beneath said frame members of the plurality of PV modules wherein said corner-to-corner coupling arrangement is supported above the roof through the frame members of the plurality of PV modules.