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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric March list of patents 03/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/27/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of patents
20080072948 - Thermoelectric system: An internal combustion engine that includes a block, a cylinder head having an intake valve port and exhaust valve port formed therein, a piston, and a combustion chamber defined by the block, the piston, and the head. At least one thermoelectric device is positioned within either or both the intake... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20080072950 - Communication apparatus with solar cell charging capability: A communication apparatus with solar cell charging capability includes a hand-held communication device and a solar cell plate movably received in the hand-held communication device. The hand-held communication device includes an accommodation groove defined on one side of the hand-held communication device and the solar cell plate movably is movably... Agent: Hdsl
20080072949 - Solar energy charging system on windshield: A vehicular battery charging is accomplished by a solar battery charging system including a solar panel which can be attached to any edge of a windshield by way of being incorporated into the glass of the windshield or by being adhesively attached thereto. this system prevents the battery from being... Agent: Dennis G. Lapointe Lapointe Law Group, Pl
20080072951 - Interconnected solar cells: Interconnected solar cells include a first solar cell and a second solar cell connected by a wire with a coefficient of thermal expansion matched to the first solar cell's coefficient of thermal expansion.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20080072952 - Angle-adjustable solar energy device: An angle-adjustable solar energy device includes: a fixed supporting frame having at least one cell that defines a cell space; a coupling frame received in the cell space, defining a frame space, and pivoted to the cell of the fixed supporting frame so as to be rotatable relative to the... Agent: Paul D. Greeley, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20080072953 - Back contact device for photovoltaic cells and method of manufacturing a back contact device: One or more embodiments of the presently described invention provide a method for fabricating an all-back contact photovoltaic cell. The method includes the steps of depositing a semiconductor layer on a non-opaque substrate, increasing a level of crystallinity of the semiconductor layer by exposing it to a focused beam of... Agent: Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC
20080072954 - Method of sealing solar cells: A method of sealing a solar cell. A first substrate is provided. A semiconductor layer is coated on the first substrate. A second substrate is provided. A metal layer is coated on the second substrate. The first and second substrates are assembled to form a space therebetween, wherein the semiconductor... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20080072955 - Photovoltaic cell: A photovoltaic cell with improved light spectrum sensitivity. The cell is made of layers positioned adjacent to one another; with the layers, in order, consisting of: a collector device; a layer of a p-type halogen salt of silver; a layer of an n-type halogen salt of silver; and an emitter... Agent: Sandra J. Thompson
20080072958 - High efficiency photovoltaic cells with self concentrating effect: Novel structures of photovoltaic cells (also called as solar cells) are provided. The Cells are based on the micro (or nano) structures which could not only increase the surface area but also have the capability of self concentrating the solar spectrum incident onto the cell. These photovoltaic cells have large... Agent: Banpil Photonics, Inc.
20080072957 - Solar cell units and modules comprising the same: A solar cell unit. The solar cell unit includes a first tubulate structure, an electron transfer layer coated thereon, a second tubulate structure, a metal layer coated thereon, a space formed between the first and second tubulate structures, a dye layer coated on the electron transfer layer, and an electrolyte... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20080072956 - Solar cell with antireflective coating comprising metal fluoride and/or silica and method of making same: There is provided a coated article (e.g., solar cell) that includes an improved anti-reflection (AR) coating. This AR coating functions to reduce reflection of light from the light incident glass substrate, thereby allowing more light within the solar spectrum to pass through the incident glass substrate and reach the photovoltaic... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080072959 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same: The invention provides a solar cell and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell, according to a preferred embodiment of the invention, includes a semiconductor structure combination and a multi-atomic-layer structure formed of at least one oxide. The semiconductor structure combination includes at least one p-n junction and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080072961 - Nanosized,dye-sensitized photovoltaic cell: A sensitized photovoltaic device (10) provides for a reduction of the charge recombination rate and charge transport time. The device (10) includes a first electrode (12) comprising a transparent conducting oxide and a plurality of carbon nanostructures (16) formed thereon. A first layer (18) is formed on the carbon nanostructure... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.
20080072960 - Phthalocyanine compound for solar cells: The present invention provides an electrolyte for solar cells, comprising a phthalocyanine (Pc) compound of Formula I as described herein, and solar cells using the same. According to the invention, energy conversion efficiency of the solar cells was improved by employing the phthalocyanine compound to the solar cells.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080072962 - Method and apparatus for producing semiconductor films, photoelectric conversion devices and method for producing the devices: A method for producing a semiconductor film having a chalcopyrite structure including a Ib group element, a IIIb group element and a VIb group element including selenium, the method including cracking selenium with plasma to generate radical selenium, and using the radical selenium in the process of forming the semiconductor... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen03/20/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of patents
20080066796 - Energy harvesting devices: Energy harvesting devices, wherein one illustrative embodiment includes a crease beam, a thermoelectric element disposed in thermally-conductive contact with the crease beam and a heat exchanger disposed in thermally-conductive contact with the thermoelectric element. An energy harvesting system and a method of harvesting electrical power are also disclosed.... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20080066797 - Selective light absorbing semiconductor surface: A selective light absorbing semiconductor surface is disclosed. Said semiconductor surface is characterized by the presence of indentations or protrusions comprising a grating of dimensions such as to enhance the absorption of selected frequencies of radiation. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, said grating is formed on the... Agent: Borealis Technical Limited
20080066798 - Thermoelectric material, thermoelectric conversion module and thermoelectric power generating device using the same: A thermoelectric material has a composition expressed by (TipHfqZr1-p-q)xCoy(Sb1-rSnr)100-x-y (0.1<p≦0.3, 0.1<q≦0.3, 0.1<r≦0.8, 30≦x≦35 atomic %, and 30≦y≦35 atomic %), and includes a phase having an MgAgAs crystal structure as a main phase.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080066799 - Optical concentrator for solar cell electrical power generation: A representative method involving an optical concentrator for a power generation solar cell includes: providing a Fresnel lens of the optical concentrator, the Fresnel lens having an exit aperture half width corresponding to the width of the solar cell; and providing a secondary non-imaging concentrating element of the optical concentrator,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080066800 - Solar energy trap: A solar energy trap (10) includes a chamber (11) having inlet post (12), such that solar energy (13) entering the chamber (11) through the inlet port (12) is absorbed and reflected within the chamber (11) means until substantially all the solar energy (13) is absorbed by the chamber (11). Preferably,... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080066801 - Light-weight photovoltaic system: A light-weight photovoltaic system made from a plurality of substantially rectangular photovoltaic modules consisting of a lightweight support board and a photovoltaic panel disposed in abutting relationship in rows and columns on a substrate and connected to each other by a dovetailing arrangement between frames connecting the support board to... Agent: Law Offices Of Karl Hormann
20080066802 - Photovoltaic device containing nanoparticle sensitized carbon nanotubes: This invention relates to photovoltaic devices made with photoactive nanostructures comprising carbon nanotubes and photosensitive nanoparticles.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP03/13/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of patents
20080060693 - Thermoelectric material contact: The invention relates to the thermally stable contacting of semiconductive alloys for use in thermoelectric generators and Peltier arrangements by means of soldering, and to processes for producing thermoelectric modules using a barrier layer composed of borides, nitrides, carbides, phosphides and/or silicides.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080060694 - Method of and apparatus for thermal energy-to-electrical energy conversion using charge carrier excitation transfer through electrostatic coupling between hot and relatively cold juxtaposed surfaces separated by a small gap and using single carrier cold-s: An improved method of and apparatus for thermal-to-electric conversion involving relatively hot and cold juxtaposed surfaces separated by a small vacuum gap wherein the cold surface provides an array of single charge carrier converter elements along the surface and the hot surface transfers excitation energy to the opposing cold surface... Agent: Rines & Rines
20080060695 - Generator of electric energy based on the thermoelectric effect: A generator of electric energy based on a thermoelectric effect includes a layer of thermoelectric material set between two pipes that guide two flows of fluid at temperatures different from one another. Each of the pipes has its wall in heat-conduction contact with respective side of the layer of thermoelectric... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20080060696 - Energy collecting system: The invention discloses an energy collecting system comprising a substrate; a photosensitive layer selectively disposed on the substrate; and at least one convex lens disposed on the photosensitive layer. The shape of the convex lens is a semi-spheroid, thinner semi-spheroid, semi-columned, or thinner semi-columned shape. The convex lenses are arranged... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080060697 - Inexpensive organic solar cell and method of producing same: The present invention proposes an organic photovoltaic component, particularly an organic solar cell, whose electrode is implemented as unstructured and is provided with a passivation layer, so that the passivated electrode layer acts functionally as a structured electrode or electrode layer.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080060698 - Electrolyte composition and photoelectric conversion element utilizing the same: An electrolyte composition containing an ionic liquid having dicyanoamide anions as anions. Examples of cations of the ionic liquid, may include, for example, cations having a quaternized nitrogen atom. This electrolyte composition may contain a halogen-based oxidized/reduced pair. This electrolyte composition is used as an electrolyte of a photoelectric conversion... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC03/06/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of patents
20080053509 - Combined thermal diodic and thermoenergy devices and methods for manufacturing same: The present invention provides thermoelectric or thermodiodic devices and methods for manufacturing such devices.... Agent: Joseph P. Kincart, Esq.
20080053510 - Solar energy charging device: A solar energy charging device includes a main body having a plurality of grooves disposed at a top surface thereof for inserting batteries or electronic devices; a plurality of indicator lights disposed at a peripheral portion of the top surface; a first solar panel pivotally attached to the top surface,... Agent: Hdsl
20080053512 - Back sheet for photovoltaic modules and photovoltaic module using the same: An object of the invention is to provide a back sheet for photovoltaic modules that is excellent in various characteristics such as weather resistance, durability, water resistance, heat resistance, gas barrier properties, toughness and the like, and is particularly excellent in adhesiveness to the filler layer and in resistance to... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20080053511 - Integrated wiring member for solar cell module, solar cell module using the same, and manufacturing methods thereof: The present invention provides an integrated wiring member (46, 47, 48) for a solar cell module, including a first wiring member, a second wiring member, and an insulating and protecting film for insulating the first wiring member and the second wiring member from each other. Herein, the first wiring member... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080053513 - System for providing continuous electric power from solar energy: A system (112) for providing continuous electric power from solar energy is provided. The system includes a solar concentrator (302) formed of an optically reflective material having a curved surface that defines a focal center or a focal line toward which light incident on the curved surface is reflected. The... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC
20080053514 - Seebeck solar cell: A Seebeck solar cell device is disclosed, combining both photovoltaic and thermoelectric techniques. The device may be formed using, for example, a conventional photovoltaic cell formed from a doped silicon wafer. The material used to form conductors to the front and rear regions of the cell are chosen for their... Agent: Joseph A. Micallef
20080053515 - Apparatus and method for forming a photovoltaic device: The present disclosure relates to a device for concentrating light onto a photovoltaic target. In one embodiment, the device may include a transparent concentrating lens having an outside surface and a top and bottom portion wherein the bottom portion may be configured to receive concentrated light. A photovoltaic strip including... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20080053516 - Solar cell modules comprising poly(allyl amine) and poly (vinyl amine)-primed polyester films: The present invention provides a solar cell module comprising at least one layer of a poly(allyl amine) or poly(vinyl amine)-primed polyester film, and the process for making the solar cell module.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080053517 - Technique for electrically bonding solar modules and mounting assemblies: A mounting system is provided for an array of solar modules. The mounting system includes one or more rail assemblies that extend lengthwise in a first direction to support a plurality of solar modules that comprise the array. Each of the one or more rail assemblies may be configured to... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20080053519 - Laminated photovoltaic cell: The invention provides a thin flexible photovoltaic cell for building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) applications. The photovoltaic cell is deposited on a thin metallic substrate and is integrated with residential structures. These residential structures may be roofing slates, roofing tiles, building claddings and the like. An arrangement of conducting layers is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080053518 - Transparent solar cell system: The present invention discloses a transparent solar cell system, which comprises: a light-permeable solar energy conversion device, balance units and conductive wires. The light-permeable solar energy conversion device has a transparent photovoltaic element, which is a PN semiconductor structure formed of two transparent conductive films. The transparent conductive films are... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20080053520 - Luminescent polymer: A luminescent polymer comprising a triarylene repeat unit which comprises a triarylene of general formula (I) which is substituted or unsubstituted and an arylene repeat unit -[-Ar-]- that is different from the triarylene repeat unit wherein X, Y, and Z are each independently O, S, CR2, SiR2 or NR and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080053523 - Solar cell interconnect: A solar cell interconnect includes an elongated composite member having a nickel/iron based core of rectangular cross section peripherally metallurgically connected with a copper based covering, the core having elongated longitudinal grooves in opposed top and bottom into which the covering is mechanically swaged.... Agent: Ishman Law Firm P.C.
20080053521 - Method of dicing polycrystalline silicon solar cell wafer: A method to dice polycrystalline silicon into solar cell wafer by following grain growth direction of crystal so to allow larger grains to present on a surface of the solar cell wafer to reduce the grain number per unit area on the surface of the solar cell wafer and/or photo... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20080053522 - Thin film solar cell with finger pattern: The present invention relates to thin film solar cell structures and methods of manufacturing them. In particular and in one aspect the present invention is related to apparatus and methods for forming a solar cell structure in which an insulator film is disposed over a region of a conductive contact... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20080053524 - Solar cell panel integrated with a conforming array of miniature lenses: An array of miniature lenses overlays a silicon solar cell panel generating a conforming array of intensely illuminated spots. A drastic saving of silicon material is achieved by restricting the size of the solar cells of the panel in accordance with the size of the sun's image.... Agent: Kurt Lehovec
20080053525 - Hybrid solar cells with thermal deposited semiconductive oxide layer: The present invention relates to hybrid solar cells having a semiconducting oxide layer which is vapor deposited on a substrate.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.Previous industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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