The REAPERlab congratulates Prof.Balog on his milestone achievement of being a named inventor on twenty US Patents. Most of these patents have been assigned or licensed to the industry and have already been or are currently being commercialized. Dr. Balog commented, “Scientific papers are an important part of the research process, but patents indicate the impact of the technology on society. A patent means that the idea is not only intellectually interesting, but it is useful and novel intellectual property that addresses a need in society.” The subject areas of Dr. Balog’s patents include lighting controls, power electronic control and circuitry, photovoltaic balance of systems including mechanical assembly of microinverters and PV module attachement methocs, cybersecurity, and arc fault detection.