Unirac, Inc. Awarded Fourth U.S Patent
Strengthens Company’s IP Portfolio
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Unirac, Inc., announced that The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,128,044 covering Unirac’s system for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface–extending the number of patents in the SolarMount design family to four. The patent centers on an apparatus and method for removably and adjustably mounting one or more PV modules on an object such as a roof or a pole, and includes one or more track rails. Unirac also holds European, Canadian, and Australian patents on SolarMount technology.
Unirac’s competitive edge in the marketplace is directly linked to creating innovative PV mounting products with industry leading performance. “Developing and protecting our intellectual property is critical to Unirac’s long-term strategy and interests. We have successfully enforced our patents against several solar space companies. We invest significant resources in innovation to reduce the cost to our customers and providing the safest products. Unirac will continue to enforce our patent rights,” says Juan Suarez, Vice President of Engineering, Unirac. “In addition, growing our portfolio of patents reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation as part of our business strategy.”
Patent 8,128,044 provides numerous advantages in connection with mounting, attaching, adjusting the configuration of one or more modules, and removing the one or more modules from a surface in a safe and reliable, yet rapid, manner.
“Obtaining another patent on the SolarMount design reinforces Unirac’s innovative leadership and supports Unirac’s key mission to spearhead groundbreaking technological advancements in the infrastructure of solar power systems,” says Unirac CEO Peter Lorenz.
About Unirac Inc.® Unirac, a Hilti Group Company is North America’s leading provider of infrastructure for solar power systems. Recognized as an industry innovator on both the product and process side, Unirac is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry. Unirac has achieved certifications for both ISO 9001:2008 for QMS and ISO 14001:2004 for EMS and OHSAS 18001:2007. Its industrial-grade solar mount solutions meet ‘Made in America’, ‘Buy American’, ARRA and Ontario Power Authority FIT and microFIT criteria. For more information about Unirac, please visit http://www.unirac.com.
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