S-5! Adds 14 New Patents in 2022

As S-5! wraps up its 30th anniversary year, the global provider of metal roof attachments announces the addition of 14 new patents issued in 2022 alone, bringing the total number of patent issuances to 112 since the company’s first product was patented in 1991. 

As S-5! wraps up its 30th anniversary year, the global provider of metal roof attachments announces the addition of 14 new patents issued in 2022 alone, bringing the total number of patent issuances to 112 since the company’s first product was patented in 1991. 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office most recently granted S-5! Patent No. 11,512,474 for its S-5-ZH Mini clamp. “ZH” stands for Zip-Hinge and is specifically designed for mounting solar and other light-duty applications to round “bulb” seam configurations, such as BEMO, Kalzip, Zip-Rib and other similar metal roof profiles. TheZH Mini can also be paired with the S-5! PVKIT for an economical, time and labor-saving rail-less, direct-attach™ solar mounting solution.

Other patents issued to S-5! in 2022 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices include:

  • Australia: GripperFix utility mounting solution
  • Australia: K Grip clamp; K Grip Mini clamp
  • Chile: GripperFix utility mounting solution
  • China: PVKIT 2.0 solar solution
  • Europe: Standing Seam Clamp
  • France: TrapBracket attachment; RibBracket attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • Germany: TrapBracket attachment; RibBracket attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • Ireland: TrapBracket attachment; RibBracket attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • Panama: PVKIT 2.0 solar solution
  • Spain: TrapBracket attachment; RibBracket attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • United Kingdom: TrapBracket attachment; RibBracket attachment; Top-Fix CorruBracket attachment; Standing Seam Clamp
  • United States: S-5-N clamp 
  • United States: S-5-NH clamp 

“As the original inventor of trusted, tested and engineered manufactured metal roof attachments, our mantra is ‘innovate, improve, and re-innovate,’ and to do things ‘The Right Way! ‘,” said Rob Haddock, S-5! founder and CEO. “Over the years, we have also established the standards for testing and performance protocols of rooftop attachment devices, making metal roofing the most user-friendly roof type in the industry.”

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