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S-5! Announces 14 New Patents Issued In 2022

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Colorado Springs, CO – As S-5! wraps up its 30th anniversary year, the global leader 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. The ZH 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.”

About S-5!®

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Since 1992, S-5! has been one of the world's leading authorities on metal roof attachment solutions. S-5!’s zero-penetration clamps attach ancillary items to standing seam and conceal-fix metal roofs, while maintaining roof integrity and warranties. S-5! solutions are engineered for a variety of applications: snow retention, fall protection and wind performance systems, satellite dishes, solar arrays, signs/banners, light fixtures, stack/flue bracing, walkways, air conditioning, lightning protection, equipment screens, conduit, condensate lines and more. Made in the U.S.A., S-5!’s products have revolutionized the metal roofing industry and are now installed on more than 2 million metal roofs worldwide, including 6 GW of PV, providing unsurpassed strength and longevity.  For more information, visit  s-5.com.

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