US Pat. No. 10,143,101

PV STAX¬óMULTI-FUNCTION JUNCTION MF/J SYSTEM

Chuck McCune, Albuquerqu...

1. A system for personnel at readily accessible locations comprising:one or more electrical, mechanical, transmitting and receiving devices, microprocessors and controllers configured to relay and/or switch on from a normally open configuration or off from a normally closed configuration, the source or line supply of all potentially hazardous equipment or energized/charged systems in a facility;
a visible and/or audible indicator configured to allow a first responder or system maintenance crew to have definitive on or off status of the source or line supply;
said system configured to require a lockout code sequence and/or mechanical lock out apparatus to re-energize the source or line supply; and
wherein a modular main control panel enclosure containing a communications module is configured to:
transmit and receive data to/from junction boxes/enclosures that are paired to the devices, and a processor board handling all front panel peripherals, displays, devices, and interaction, interfacing the main control box to external devices, and for supporting protocols for remote operation and telemetry, data logging for performance and forensic applications, and interaction with security and/or fire systems.

US Pat. No. 9,791,835

PV STOP POTENTIAL VOLTAGE AND HAZARD STOP SYSTEM

Chuck McCune, Albuquerqu...

1. A system for personnel at readily accessible locations comprising:
an enclosure, said enclosure comprising a modular main control panel enclosure containing a communications module used to
transmit and receive data to/from junction boxes/enclosures that are paired to it, and a processor board handling all front
panel peripherals, displays, devices, and interaction, interfacing one or more components within said modular main control
panel enclosure to external devices, supporting protocols for remote operation and telemetry, data logging for performance
and forensic applications, and interaction with security and/or fire systems;

wherein said main control panel enclosure monitors contact closures that are interfaced as needed to existing or future devices
to allow these devices to request a shutdown of a PV module or modules;

within said enclosure, one or more electrical and, if present, mechanical transmitting and receiving devices, including connection
to at least one PV supply source; and

within said enclosure, one or more microprocessors or controllers that via a relay electrically connected to junction box
lead lines switch completely off the source or line supply of all potentially hazardous equipment or energized/charged systems
in a facility;

an indicator configured to provide an audible and/or visual indication that power is either off or on;
the system requiring a lockout code or lockout mechanism in order to re-energize the source or line supply;
wherein one or more devices to effect on or off status of a solar PV energy system at the immediate location of the tabs or
busbars exiting the PV module prior to the terminal blocks in a junction box/enclosure, inverter or combination inverter/junction
box/enclosure so as to be able to render all conductive elements downstream of the busbar/tabbing of the solar unit in either
on or off status; and

wherein the junction box/enclosure provides safe operation of the attached equipment to prevent unsafe or unexpected startup,
unsafe or unexpected shutdown, or improper sequencing, any of which could potentially occur after a loss of power at the junction
box/enclosure, main control panel, or both.