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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric August list of inventions 08/08Below 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. 08/28/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080202575 - Methods for high figure-of-merit in nanostructured thermoelectric materials: Thermoelectric materials with high figures of merit, ZT values, are disclosed. In many instances, such materials include nano-sized domains (e.g., nanocrystalline), which are hypothesized to help increase the ZT value of the material (e.g., by increasing phonon scattering due to interfaces at grain boundaries or grain/inclusion boundaries). The ZT value... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20080202577 - Dynamic design of solar cell structures, photovoltaic modules and corresponding processes: Photovoltaic modules can be formed with a plurality of solar cells having different sized structures to improve module performance. The sized can be determined dynamically based on estimated properties of the semiconductor so that the current outputs of the cells in the module are more similar to each other. The... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC
20080202576 - Solar cell structures, photovoltaic panels and corresponding processes: Photovoltaic modules comprise solar cells having doped domains of opposite polarities along the rear side of the cells. The doped domains can be located within openings through a dielectric passivation layer. In some embodiments, the solar cells are formed form thin silicon foils. Doped domains can be formed by printing... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC
20080202580 - Light power cell system: A system and method is directed to capturing light energy from an artificial light source. The method includes arrangement of systematic placement of capturing devices in a systematic way associated with one or more user artificial light producing devices and transmitting the captured electrical energy to various separate devices to... Agent: Gary P. Bohannon
20080202579 - Methods of making functionalized nanorods: A process for forming functionalized nanorods. The process includes providing a substrate, modifying the substrate by depositing a self-assembled monolayer of a bi-functional molecule on the substrate, wherein the monolayer is chosen such that one side of the bi-functional molecule binds to the substrate surface and the other side shows... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080202578 - Photocharge separation using supramolecular complex of ii-electron type extended viologen derivative and porphyrin: Long-lived charge separation is attained with high efficiency by using a supramolecular complex utilizing pi-pi interaction. A supramolecular complex is formed by pi-pi interaction between extended viologen, the extended viologen having heteroaryls coupled together by a linking group with pi-electron conjugated system, and porphyrin. As a result of study of... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 35437
20080202581 - Photovoltaic cell with reduced hot-carrier cooling: A photovoltaic cell includes a first electrode, a first nanoparticle layer located in contact with the first electrode, a second electrode, a second nanoparticle layer located in contact with the second electrode, and a thin film photovoltaic material located between and in contact with the first and the second nanoparticle... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080202582 - Process for producing monocrystal thin film and monocrystal thin film device: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a monocrystalline film and a device formed by the above method, and according to the method mentioned above, lift-off of the monocrystalline silicon film is preferably performed and a high-purity monocrystalline silicon film can be obtained. A monocrystalline silicon substrate (template Si... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080202583 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and method of manufacturing same: A dye-sensitized solar cell including: a first electrode; a light absorption layer on one side of the first electrode; a second electrode facing the light absorption layer on the first electrode; and an electrolyte between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the light absorption layer includes: a photosensitive... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080202584 - Thin film solar cell manufacturing and integration: A method of forming a Group IBIIIAVIA solar cell absorber which includes an active portion and an electrically resistive portion. The absorber is interposed between a base layer and a transparent conductive layer. The electrically resistive portion increases resistance between the base layer and a connector layer that is formed... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20080202585 - Dye-sensitized solar cell module: The present invention provides a dye-sensitized solar cell module comprising at least two photoelectric conversion elements each comprising a transparent conductive layer, a porous photoelectric conversion layer adsorbing a dye, an electrolytic layer, a catalyst layer, and a conductive layer on a transparent substrate, wherein the respective photoelectric conversion elements... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC08/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080196756 - Roll-to-roll integration of thin film solar modules: A photovoltaic module which has at least two solar cells, and a method and system to manufacture such photovoltaic modules. The solar cells are disposed on a surface of an insulating carrier film and an isolation structure is formed between the solar cells to electrically isolate them. A conductor structure... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20080196757 - Solar cell and solar cell module: A photoelectric converter generates carriers by photoelectric conversion. A multiple finger electrodes are electrically coupled to the photoelectric converter. The finger electrodes collect carriers generated in the photoelectric converter. The finger electrodes contain a sintering conductive material as an essential ingredient. A bus-bar electrode is electrically coupled to the multiple... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20080196758 - Portable, self-sustaining power station: A self-sustaining, portable, power station that may be moved by land, air, or sea to an area that has no utilities. The station is provided with at least one wind turbine and/or solar panel arrays in communication with at least one electrical distribution and storage means. The derived electricity is... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20080196759 - Photovoltaic assembly with elongated photovoltaic devices and integrated involute-based reflectors: A photovoltaic assembly has elongated photovoltaic modules. The photovoltaic modules each have a substrate with a photovoltaic material disposed on the substrate. Each respective photovoltaic module lies in the concave structure of a corresponding concentrator assembly. The concentrator assemblies have surfaces made with reflective material that form such concave structures.... Agent: Solyndra , Inc
20080196760 - Articles such as safety laminates and solar cell modules containing high melt flow acid copolymer compositions: A polymeric film or sheet comprising an acid copolymer composition comprising acid copolymer of an alpha olefin and about 1 to about 30 wt % of alpha,beta-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbons, based on the total weight of the acid copolymer composition, wherein the acid copolymer has... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080196761 - Photovoltaic device and process for producing same: A photovoltaic device and a process for producing the photovoltaic device that combine a high photovoltaic conversion efficiency with a high level of productivity. The photovoltaic device includes at least a transparent electrode-bearing substrate, prepared by providing a transparent electrode layer on a transparent, electrically insulating substrate, and a photovoltaic... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP08/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080190475 - Thermoelectric material: The present invention provides a thermoelectric material comprised of a clathrate compound expressed by Ba8GaXGe(44-X), where 14≦X≦18. This thermoelectric material does not require the conventionally indispensible long heat treatment yet is provided with a superior thermoelectric property equal to the past.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080190476 - Retractable solar panel system: A retractable solar panel system, which includes a plurality of solar panels, and a system for extending and retracting the plurality of solar panels. The plurality of solar panels can be configured to be attachable to a nautical stay, wherein the stay is fixed at one end to a hull... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20080190480 - Leadframe based photo voltaic electronic assembly: A leadframe based photovoltaic assembly and method for assembling the same is disclosed. The photovoltaic assembly comprises a first and second mold compounds to effectuate the accurate placement of an optical concentrator above a photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic assembly is able to be assembled using existing mature semiconductor packaging technologies.... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20080190479 - Optoelectronical semiconductor device: An optoelectronical semiconductor device having a bonding structure comprises a first optoelectronical structure, a second optoelectronical structure, and a transparent bonding structure formed in-between.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc
20080190478 - Solar energy board: The present invention discloses an improved solar energy board, wherein a spherical lens is formed on the sealing layer, which encapsulates the substrate and the solar energy chips, to make the solar energy chips able to receive sunlight from any direction and promote the power output of the solar energy... Agent: Sinorica, Llc
20080190477 - Terminal box for solar cell modules: A condition of not permitting an increased temperature value of a diode 13 to exceed the junction temperature is satisfied by a simple structure at a low cost. A plurality of countercurrent prevention diodes 13 between terminal board 12 to which electrodes a of solar cell modules M are connected... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20080190481 - Low modulus solar cell encapsulant sheets with enhanced stability and adhesion: The present invention provides a pre-formed bi-layer thermoplastic film or sheet comprising a first surface layer made of acid copolymers, or ionomers, or combinations thereof and a second surface layer made of ethylene acrylate ester copolymers, a solar cell pre-laminate assembly comprising the same, and a simplified process for manufacturing... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080190482 - Process for manufacturing pieces of a foil having an inorganic coating: The invention pertains to a process for manufacturing pieces of a foil having an inorganic coating comprising the steps of: (a) providing an etchable temporary substrate foil (1), (b) applying the inorganic coating (2) onto the temporary substrate, (c) applying a permanent carrier (3), (d) optionally, removing part of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080190483 - Composition and method of preparing nanoscale thin film photovoltaic materials: A photo-absorbing layer for use in an electronic device; the layer including metal alloy nanoparticles copper, indium and/or gallium made preferably from a vapor condensation process or other suitable process, the layer also including elemental selenium and/or sulfur heated at temperatures sufficient to permit reaction between the nanoparticles and the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080190484 - Multiband semiconductor compositions for photovoltaic devices: The highly mismatched alloy Zn1-yMnyOxTe1-x, 0≦y<1 and 0<x<1 and other Group II-IV-Oxygen implanted alloys have been synthesized using the combination of oxygen ion implantation and pulsed laser melting. Incorporation of small quantities of isovalent oxygen leads to the formation of a narrow, oxygen-derived band of extended states located within the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP08/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080185030 - Methods of depositing epitaxial thermoelectric films having reduced crack and/or surface defect densities and related devices: A substrate is provided including a growth surface that is offcut relative to a plane defined by a crystallographic orientation of the substrate at an offcut angle of about 5 degrees to about 45 degrees. A thermoelectric film is epitaxially grown on the growth surface. A crystallographic orientation of the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20080185032 - Discrete secondary reflector for solid concentrator: Some aspects provide obtaining of an element including a curved surface and a first reflective material disposed on the curved surface, and coupling of the element to a first surface of a substantially transparent core, the core including a second surface opposite from the first surface and a second reflective... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080185034 - Fly's eye lens short focal length solar concentrator: A compact solar concentrator photovoltaic module assembly includes a plurality of rear contact solar cells configured in a matrix array on a substrate. The substrate is comprised of conductors laminated to an insulator sheet to form a receiver sheet. A lens sheet on which many lenses have been formed is... Agent: Dennis F Armijo
20080185031 - Focused type solar plate assembly having heat-dissipating module: A solar plate assembly includes a base, a condenser, a solar chip set and a heat-dissipating module. The condenser is connected to one side of the base. The solar chip set is provided within the base and arranged to correspond to the condenser, thereby to absorb the light refracted by... Agent: Hdsl
20080185033 - Solar electric module: A solar electric module having a layered construction including a light reflecting layer and light transmitting materials that encapsulate the solar cells of the module. The solar electric module provides weight mitigation and/or moisture control features. The weight mitigation feature provides for weight mitigation layers of a polymer or other... Agent: J. Scott Southworth Attorney At Law
20080185035 - Solar cells encapsulated with poly(vinyl butyral): A process of preparing solar cell assembly comprising (i) providing a solar cell component and a stiff poly(vinyl butyral) sheet comprising a poly(vinyl butyral) composition containing about 10 to about 23 wt % of a plasticizer based on the total weight of the poly(vinyl butyral) composition, and (ii) encapsulating the... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080185037 - Photo-electric for a dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a meso-porous metal oxide thin film and a process for preparation thereof: Disclosed is a photo-electrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a conductive substrate; a meso-porous metal oxide thin film formed on the surface of the conductive substrate; a porous film formed on the meso-porous metal oxide thin film and comprising metal oxide nanoparticles; and a photosensitive dye adsorbed on the... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20080185036 - Substrate for thin film photoelectric conversion device and thin film photoelectric conversion device including the same: According to the present invention, by setting the surface area ratio of a transparent electrode layer in the substrate for the thin film photoelectric conversion device to at least 55% and at most 95%, the surface unevenness are effectively increased to increase the optical confinement effect, while deterioration in properties... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080185038 - Inverted metamorphic solar cell with via for backside contacts: A method of forming a multijunction solar cell comprising an upper subcell, a middle subcell, and a lower subcell by providing a first substrate for the epitaxial growth of semiconductor material; forming a first solar subcell on said substrate having a first band gap; forming a second solar subcell over... Agent: Casey Toohey Emcore Corporation
20080185039 - Conductor fabrication for optical element: Some aspects provide deposition of conductive material on an optical element using a thick film process, deposition of dielectric material on the conductive material, creation of an aperture in the dielectric material using photolithography to expose a portion of the conductive material, and coupling of an electrical contact of a... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080185040 - Socket mounting of component in an optical system: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a housing. The housing includes one or more units where each unit includes one or more optical elements. The optical elements are configured to concentrate electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from a larger area to a smaller focused area. The optical elements may be... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20080185041 - Method of making a photovoltaic device with antireflective coating containing porous silica and resulting product: A method of making an anti-reflection coating using a sol-gel process, for use in a photovoltaic device or the like. The method may include the following steps in certain example embodiments: forming a polymeric component of silica by mixing glycycloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (or other suitable silane) with one or more of a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PCPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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