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20090025771 - low power thermoelectric generator: A thermoelectric generator has a top plate disposed in spaced relation above a bottom plate. A series of foil segments are electrically and mechanically connected end-to-end to generate a foil assembly that is spirally wound and in thermal contact with the bottom and top plates. Each foil segment comprises a... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20090025770 - Segmented thermoelectric device: According to some embodiments, a thermoelectric system includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements forming a thermoelectric array, the thermoelectric elements having a cooling side and a heating side. The system further includes at least one heat exchanger on at least one of the cooling side and the heating side, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090025772 - Glass-ceramic thermoelectric module: The invention is directed to a thermoelectric module that utilizes a glass-ceramic material in place of the alumina and aluminum nitride that are commonly used in such modules. The glass-ceramic has a coefficient of thermal expansion of <10×10−7/° C. The p- and n-type thermoelectric materials can be any type of... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090025773 - Thermoelectric generator with micro-electrostatic energy converter: A power supply comprises a thermoelectric generator, an initial energy management assembly, an electrostatic converter and a final energy management assembly. The thermoelectric generator is adapted to generate an electrical activation energy with sufficiently high voltage in response to a temperature gradient acting across the thermoelectric generator. The initial energy... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20090025774 - Thermoelectric means and fabric-type structure incorporating such a means: The invention relates to a thermoelectric means (60) that can be woven or knitted, taking the form of an elongate body and having on its surface at least one converter for converting thermal energy into electrical energy. The invention also relates to a structure for converting a temperature difference over... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090025775 - Dynamic solar tracking system: The invention relates to a dynamic solar tracking system for making optimal use of solar energy by means of panels of photovoltaic or thermal plates, in which a modular tracker adopting the configuration of a main beam which can be aligned with others of an identical nature is developed, this... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090025777 - Method of making an antireflective silica coating, resulting product and photovoltaic device comprising same: A low-index silica coating may be made by forming a silica precursor having a radiation curable composition including a radiation curable monomer and/or a photoinitiator, and also including a silica sol comprising a silane and/or a colloidal silica. The silica precursor may be deposited on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090025776 - Method of making an antireflective silica coating, resulting product, and photovoltaic device comprising same: A low-index silica coating may be made by forming a silica precursor having a radiation curable composition including a radiation curable monomer and/or a photoinitiator, and also including a silica sol comprising a silane and/or a colloidal silica. The silica precursor may be deposited on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090025778 - Shading protection for solar cells and solar cell modules: In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided a shading protected solar cell apparatus for use in a solar cell system. The apparatus includes a solar cell having a front side current collector and a back side current collector. The apparatus also includes a bypass diode closely... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090025779 - Solar cell assembly: A solar cell assembly includes a first solar cell panel, a second solar cell panel, and at least one first light diverging lens. The first solar cell panel has at least one first through hole defined therein. The at least one first light diverging lens is embedded in the at... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090025780 - Light receiving or light emitting semiconductor module: In the solar battery module 20, solar battery cells 10 arranged in a matrix of eight rows and four columns with their conducting direction aligned and five plate spring members 22 having nearly an inverted U-shaped cross-section are housed in an inner space surrounded by a support substrate 21, an... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090025781 - Novel amino group-containing heterocyclic derivatives and sensitizing dyes for photoelectric conversion containing the heterocyclic derivatives: wherein R1, R2, R4 and R5 independently represent each a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group optionally having one or more substituent; R3 represents an anchor group capable of binding to an inorganic porous material showing semiconductor characteristics; X represents a divalent aromatic hydrocarbon group or a combination of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090025782 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention is a solar cell comprising at least a semiconductor substrate 5 formed with a PN-junction, a finger electrode 4 formed comb-like on at least one surface of the semiconductor substrate 5, and a bus bar electrode 3 connected to the finger electrode 4 on the semiconductor substrate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090025788 - Electrode for photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic cell and photovoltaic module: An electrode for contacting an electrically conductive surface of a photovoltaic element includes an electrically insulating optically transparent film, an adhesive layer provided on a planar surface of the film, and a plurality of substantially parallel, electrically conductive wires embedded into the adhesive layer. The plurality of wires lies over... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090025783 - Optical filter: The present invention provides an optical filter including a substrate having a plurality of layers of materials stacked upon it each of which layers is formed from one or both of: a first material having a first index of refraction; and, a second material having a second index of refraction... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090025786 - Solar cell having high quality back contact with screen-printed local back surface field: A thin silicon solar cell having a back dielectric passivation and rear contact with local back surface field is described. Specifically, the solar cell may be fabricated from a crystalline silicon wafer having a thickness from 50 to 500 micrometers. A barrier layer and a dielectric layer are applied at... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090025785 - Solar cell with flexible substrate: An exemplary solar cell includes a flexible substrate, a back metal contact layer, a P-type semiconductor layer, a P-N junction layer, an N-type semiconductor layer, and a front metal contact layer. The substrate is made of stainless steel. The back metal contact layer is formed on the substrate. The P-type... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090025784 - Thermal spray for solar concentrator fabrication: A system may include an optical element, a thermal-sprayed material disposed on the optical element, and a solar cell coupled to the optical element. Some aspects provide thermal spraying of a first material onto an optical element, and coupling of a solar cell to the optical element. Thermal spraying the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090025787 - Wafer/ribbon crystal method and apparatus: A method of processing a ribbon crystal provides a string ribbon crystal, and removes at least one edge of the string ribbon crystal.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090025789 - Alignment of optical element and solar cell: Some aspects provide fabrication of a solder bump on an electrical contact of a solar cell, placement of the solder bump in contact with an electrical contact of an optical element, and melting of the solder bump to couple the electrical contact of the solar cell to the electrical contact... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090025790 - Flexible solar cell: The present invention relates to a flexible solar cell (10). The flexible solar cell includes a Al—Mg alloy substrate (11) having a first surface (110) and an opposing second surface (111). A first electrode layer (12), a semiconductor layer (13), and a second electrode layer (14), are sequentially formed on... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090025792 - Silicon-based photovoltaic cell and its red light conversion layer: A silicon-based photovoltaic cell is disclosed having a red light conversion layer that absorbs ultraviolet rays, blue-purple or yellow-green light of the Sun's solar radiation and converts the absorption into a red, dark red and near infrared subband radiation. The maximum value of the solar radiation absorbed by the red... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC One Skyline Place
20090025791 - Transparent conductive substrate for solar cells and method for producing the substrate: A transparent conductive substrate for solar cells, which has at least two types of layers including a silicon oxide layer and multi-laminated tin oxide layers adjacent to the silicon oxide layer, formed on a substrate in this order from the substrate side, wherein the multi-laminated tin oxide layers include at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090025793 - Photo-electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell comprising hollow spherical agglomerates of metal oxide nanoparticles and process for preparation thereof: Disclosed is a photo-electrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a conductive substrate; a light absorbing porous film comprising nanoparticles of a first metal oxide, which is formed on the conductive substrate; a light scattering porous film comprising hollow spherical agglomerates of nanoparticles of a second metal oxide, which is... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090020148 - Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires: Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires are described. The thermal conductivity and the thermoelectric power are controlled substantially independently of the electrical conductivity of the nanowires by controlling dimensions and doping, respectively, of the nanowires. A thermoelectric device comprising p-doped and n-doped semiconductor... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20090020149 - Hybrid multi-junction photovoltaic cells and associated methods: A multi-junction photovoltaic cell includes a substrate and a back contact layer formed on the substrate. A low bandgap Group IB-IIIB-VIB2 material solar absorber layer is formed on the back contact layer. A heterojunction partner layer is formed on the low bandgap solar absorber layer, to help form the bottom... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20090020150 - Structures of ordered arrays of semiconductors: A device having arrays of semiconductor structures with dimensions, ordering and orientations to provide for light absorption and charge carrier separation. The semiconductor structures are formed with relatively high aspect ratios, that is, the structures are long in the direction of received light, but have relatively small radii to facilitate... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20090020151 - Method and apparatus for converting a direct current to alternating current utilizing a plurality of inverters: An apparatus for converting Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC), comprising a plurality of inverters, each inverter having a separate DC input adapted to be coupled to at least one solar cell defining an area of a solar panel.... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. Moser Ip Law Group
20090020152 - Solar power generating device: A solar power generating device includes a first conductive body, a second conductive body and an insulating body sequentially disposed on the first conductive body, and a solar energy converting unit. The first conductive body has a conducting post upward projected from a hollow sleeve portion of the insulating body... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090020153 - Diamond-like carbon electronic devices and methods of manufacture: Materials, devices, and methods for enhancing performance of electronic devices such as solar cells, thermoelectric conversion devices and other electronic devices are disclosed and described. In one aspect, a diamond-like carbon electronic device may include a conductive diamond-like carbon anode, an amorphous charge carrier separation layer adjacent the diamond-like carbon... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20090020154 - Multi-junction solar cells and methods and apparatuses for forming the same: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to solar cells and methods and apparatuses for forming the same. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention relate to thin film multi-junction solar cells and methods and apparatuses for forming the same. Embodiments of the present invention also include an improved thin... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090020155 - Silicon multiple solar cell and method for production thereof: A silicon multiple solar cell has at least two subcells (1, 2) each having a p-type layer (p1, p2), an intrinsic layer (i1, i2) and a phosphorus-doped n-type layer (n1, n2). The p-type layer (p2) which is in contact with the n-type layer (n1) of the subcell (1) disposed therebefore... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.c.
20090020156 - Method for manufacturing solar cell and solar cell: The present invention is a method for manufacturing a solar cell by forming a pn junction in a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type to manufacture a solar cell, including at least: applying a first coating material containing a dopant onto the semiconductor substrate having the first conductivity type;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090020157 - Rear electrode structure for use in photovoltaic device such as cigs/cis photovoltaic device and method of making same: A photovoltaic device including a rear electrode which may also function as a rear reflector. In certain example embodiments of this invention, the rear electrode includes a metallic based reflective film that is oxidation graded, so as to be more oxided closer to a rear substrate (e.g., glass substrate) supporting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20090020158 - Method for manufacturing solar cell and solar cell, and method for manufacturing semiconductor device: The present invention is a method for manufacturing a solar cell by forming a p-n junction in a semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type, wherein, at least: a first coating material containing a dopant and an agent for preventing a dopant from scattering, and a second coating material containing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090020159 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: A dye-sensitized solar cell includes a first electrode layer, a photosensitive dye layer, a second electrode layer, an energy-level intermediary layer, a first substrate and a second substrate. The photosensitive dye layer is used to receive sunlight and convert the sunlight to electrons and holes for being released. The first... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090014045 - Appliance for cell-phones, laptops and pdas: In a first aspect of the invention, a power source comprising an electrical charging device comprising a thermal conductor, a thermoelectric source (TES) for converting thermal energy into electrical energy, and a battery for accumulating electrical charge generated by the converter. The battery provides electrical power to a cell-phone, laptop... Agent: David E. Orr
20090014046 - Flexible thermoelectric device and manufacturing method thereof: A flexible thermoelectric device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. Flexible substrates are formed by using LIGA process, micro-electro-mechanical process or electroforming technique. The flexible substrates are used to produce thermoelectric device. The structure and the material property of the substrates offer flexible property and tensile property to the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090014047 - Thermoelectric element: A thermoelectric element includes at least one thermopair and a pn-junction. The thermopair has a first material with a positive Seebeck coefficient and a second material with a negative Seebeck coefficient. The first material is selectively contacted by way of a conductor with the p-side of the pn-junction, and the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090014048 - Solar collector with hydrophilic photocatalytic coated protective pane: A solar collector which is illuminated by the sun through a glass panel wherein the glass panel is constructed of glass without low-e coatings with a first surface coating of a magnetron sputtered vapor deposition coating consisting primarily of titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide achieves a hydrophilic photocatalytic surface to... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090014052 - Module having an improved thin film solar cell interconnect: In a module of photovoltaic cells, a method of forming the module interconnects includes a single cutting process after the deposition of all active layers. This simplifies the overall process to a set of vacuum steps followed by a set of interconnect steps, and may significantly module quality and yield.... Agent: Applied Materials C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090014049 - Photovoltaic module with integrated energy storage: A photovoltaic module includes a first photovoltaic cell, a second photovoltaic cell and an energy storage device, such as a battery or capacitor, integrated into the module.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090014050 - Solar module system and method using transistors for bypass: In one embodiment, a bypass component is provided for use with a string of solar cells. Each solar cell is operable to generate power in response to light. A current may flow through all of the solar cells of the string to deliver the power generated by the solar cells... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090014051 - System and method utilizing re-deployable insulated self-ballasted photovoltaic assemblies: A system and method of utilizing redeployable insulted self-ballasted photovoltaic modules comprises an insulative panel removeably attached to a substrate such as a roof, wall or other structure. A photovoltaic module is attached to the insulative panel. The insulative panel has tongue and groove attachment ends to fit a plurality... Agent: Patwrite LLC
20090014055 - Photovoltaic modules having a filling material: A photovoltaic module comprising an elongated substrate in which at least a portion of the elongated substrate is rigid is provided. One or more solar cells are disposed on the elongated substrate and each comprise: (i) a back-electrode disposed on the elongated substrate, (ii) a semiconductor junction layer disposed on... Agent: Jones Day
20090014054 - Photovoltaic solar installation: A photovoltaic solar installation includes solar trackers, respective fixed support structures, and a mobile frame assembled on each support structure. The mobile frame bears a solar panel for rotation in relation to the fixed structure to orient the solar panel to follow the movement of the sun to obtain impingement... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090014053 - Process for the energy conversion of solar radiation into electric power and heat with colour-selective interference filter reflectors and a concentrator solar collector with colour-selective reflectors as an appliance for applying this process: The invention relates to a method and a device for a concentrator/solar collector for splitting solar radiation into various spectral colours by means of colour-selective mirrors, and for concentrating the same onto a plurality of semiconductor-photovoltaic cells optimised for various light colours. The inventive device is used to convert the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090014056 - Micro concentrators elastically coupled with spherical photovoltaic cells: With small dimensional optics, small photovoltaic cells have heat distribution surfaces, very high concentrations and subsequently high utilization of the semiconductors can be achieved. Discrete photodiodes can be formed as spherical and other geometric shaped, cells with high performance characteristics, precision dimensions, and low cost. This invention positions discrete photovoltaic... Agent: James C. Wray
20090014057 - Photovoltaic modules with integrated devices: One photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and at least one device selected from a sensor, a data storage device and an indicator. Another photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a flexible circuit configured to act as an antenna for electromagnetic radiation. Methods of using... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090014058 - Rooftop photovoltaic systems: Provided are easy-to-install rooftop photovoltaic systems. One rooftop photovoltaic system includes a roofing material piece, a photovoltaic module disposed on the roofing material piece and an inverter configured to convert DC from the photovoltaic module into AC. Another rooftop photovoltaic system includes at least one active unit including one or... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090014059 - Thermophotovoltaic electrical generation systems: A thermophotovoltaic electricity generating system having a heat source generating a thermal emission having a plurality of wavelengths. There is an optical filter filtering the thermal emission into a filtered emission. There is also a thermophotovoltaic device receiving the filtered emission. The thermophotovoltaic device is configured to absorb the thermal... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090014060 - Solar cell module: A drawing-out opening part and a first insertion slit formed in a back-surface-side sealing body in a direction almost orthogonal to the principal surface of the solar cell module are designed not to overlap each other on a projection plane in parallel to the principal surface of the solar cell... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090014061 - Gainnassb solar cells grown by molecular beam epitaxy: A high efficiency triple-junction solar cell and method of manufacture therefor is provided wherein junctions are formed between different types of III-V semiconductor alloy materials, one alloy of which contains a combination of an effective amount of antimony (Sb) with gallium (Ga), indium (In), nitrogen (N, the nitride component) and... Agent: Stanford University
20090014062 - Metal oxide dispersion, metal oxide electrode film, and dye sensitized solar cell: A metal oxide dispersion comprising metal oxide particles with a necking structure, and a solvent, wherein the liquid droplet contact angle of the metal oxide dispersion to an ITO film (Indium-Tin Oxide type film) formed is from 0 to 60°. A metal oxide dispersion for the production of a dye-sensitized... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090014063 - Method for production of a single-sided contact solar cell and single-sided contact solar cell: A single-side contacted solar cell and method for production of a single-side contacted solar cell provide a direct arrangement of a contact grid on one side of an absorber layer. A free surface of the contact grid is coated with an electrically non-conducting insulation layer. An emitter layer is deposited... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090014065 - Method for the production of a transparent conductive oxide coating: The present invention concerns a method for the generation of a transparent conductive oxide coating (TCO layer), in particular a transparent conductive oxide coating as a transparent contact for thin section solar cells. The TCO layer consists at least of a first layer of high conductivity and a second layer... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090014064 - Photovoltaic apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A photovoltaic apparatus includes a second groove so formed as to cut at least an intermediate layer, an insulating member so formed as to cover at least a cut portion of the intermediate layer in the second groove and extend along an upper surface of a second photoelectric conversion layer,... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090014067 - Photovoltaic assembly: A photovoltaic assembly includes a photovoltaic panel and a light leveling element. The photovoltaic panel includes a plurality of spaced photosensitive regions for receiving and converting light energy into electric energy. The light leveling element is disposed above the photovoltaic panel. The light leveling element includes a base, a plurality... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090014066 - Thin-film photoelectric converter: A thin-film photoelectric converter according to the present invention is a three-junction thin-film photoelectric converter and has a structure in which a first amorphous silicon photoelectric conversion unit, a second amorphous silicon photoelectric conversion unit, a reflective intermediate layer, and a crystalline silicon photoelectric conversion unit are stacked in that... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090014068 - Solar power generating device: A solar power generating device includes a solid cylindrical conductive body partially surround by a hollow cylindrical conducting layer with an insulating layer located between them, and a solar energy converter located at an end of the conductive body with two electrodes separately electrically connected to the conducting layer and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090014069 - System and method for forming solar cell structures: System and method for forming solar cell structures using a foundry compatible process. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a solar cell. The method includes providing a substrate. The substrate includes a support region. The method also includes transferring a photovoltaic material overlying the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090014070 - Electroactive device based on organic compounds, comprising a float-glass substrate: An electroactive photonic device (D) comprises a substrate (1), at least one cathode layer (2), at least one anode layer (4), and at least one layer of active material (3) based on organic compounds and interposed at least partially between the anode and cathode layers (2, 4). The layers (2,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090007950 - Longitudinal quantum heat converter: A method for the environment heat conversion in coherent electromagnetic energy by a super radiant quantum decay and a thermal excitation of a system of electrons is disclosed. A semiconductor device is also disclosed comprising a system of n-i-p-n transistors, a double array of quantum dots on the two sides... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090007951 - Quantum injection system: A system is disclosed comprising a package of active Fabry-Perot transmitters and an electric charge accumulator for converting a part of coherent electromagnetic power in electric power at the proper voltage of this accumulator. An active Fabry-Perot transmitter is a semiconductor device comprising a packet of p-i-n diodes with double... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090007952 - Structure of peltier element or seebeck element and its manufacturing method: A Peltier or Seebeck element has first and second conductive members having different Seebeck coefficients. To decrease the heat conduction from one to the other end of each of the conductive members, the cross-section area at the intermediate part in the length direction is smaller than those at both ends... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090007953 - Energy efficient micro combustion system for power generation and fuel processing: An integrated micro-scale power converter converts hydrocarbon fuel into electricity. The integrated micro-scale power converter includes a micromachined combustor adapted to convert hydrocarbon fuel into thermal energy and a micromachined thermoelectric generator adapted to convert the thermal energy into electrical energy. The combustion reaction in the combustor flows in a... Agent: Ying Wen Hsu
20090007954 - Temperature differential panel: The present invention is related to a temperature differential panel with conductors made of different metals or alloys. With thermoelectric couple effects the panel and device can generate power by temperature difference. The temperature differential panel comprises a sheet-like insulation (3); and a current power generation device (2) consists of... Agent: Sally Chang
20090007956 - Distributed coax photovoltaic device: A photovoltaic device includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells. Each photovoltaic cell of the plurality of photovoltaic cells includes a first electrode, a second electrode which is shared with at least one adjacent photovoltaic cell, and a photovoltaic material located between and in electrical contact with the first and the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090007955 - Photovoltaic device, photovoltaic module comprising photovoltaic device, and method for manufacturing photovoltaic device: Disclosed is a photovoltaic device which is improved in photoelectric conversion efficiency while suppressing increase in complexity of structure. Specifically disclosed is a photovoltaic device (1) comprising semiconductor layers (2-4, 9, 10) including a photoelectric conversion layer (2), and a first layer (7) which is arranged on the semiconductor layers... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090007957 - System for making an improved thin film solar cell interconnect: In a module of photovoltaic cells, a method of forming the module interconnects includes a single cutting process after the deposition of all active layers. This simplifies the overall process to a set of vacuum steps followed by a set of interconnect steps, and may significantly module quality and yield.... Agent: Applied Materials C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090007958 - Portable solar energy supplying device: A portable solar energy supplying device includes a body, a solar energy board, a secondary battery, a charging circuit, and a control unit. The body has a receiving space. The solar energy board is received in the receiving space, and receives solar energy and converts the solar energy into electrical... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090007959 - Multi-leaf solar energy supplying apparatus: A multi-leaf solar energy supplying apparatus includes an energy converting module and an electrical power storing module. The energy converting module includes a solar energy board having a plurality of leaves for converting solar energy into electrical power. The electrical power storing module is electrically connected with the energy converting... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090007960 - Method for manufacturing single crystal silicon solar cell and single crystal silicon solar cell: A method for manufacturing a single crystal silicon solar cell includes the steps of implanting either hydrogen ions or rare-gas ions into a single crystal silicon substrate; bringing the single crystal silicon substrate in close contact with a transparent insulator substrate via a transparent adhesive, with the ion-implanted surface being... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090007963 - Elongated photovoltaic cells in casings with a filling layer: A solar cell unit comprising a cylindrical shaped solar cell and a transparent tubular casing is provided. The tubular shaped solar cell comprises a back-electrode, a semiconductor junction circumferentially disposed on the back-electrode and a transparent conductive layer disposed on the semiconductor junction. The transparent tubular casing is circumferentially sealed... Agent: Jones Day
20090007962 - Low area screen printed metal contact structure and method: A solar cell comprises adjacent regions of oppositely doped semiconductor material forming a pn junction substantially parallel to front and rear surfaces of the solar cell. A surface of the semiconductor material has a plurality of depressions, with semiconductor material regions forming internal wall surface regions of the depressions being... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090007961 - Photoelectric converter and semiconductor electrode: Disclosed herein is a photoelectric converter which has an improved photoelectric conversion efficiency and an improved current density owing to the increased amount of sensitizing dye supported on the semiconductor electrode. The photoelectric converter (1) is comprised of a semiconductor electrode (11), a counter electrode (12), and an electrolyte layer... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090007964 - Method for producing a thin-film solar cell by use of microcrystalline silicon and a layer sequence: The invention relates to a method for production of a thin-layer solar cell with microcrystalline silicon and a layer sequence. According to the invention, a microcrystalline silicon layer is applied to the lower p- or n-layer in pin or nip thin-layer solar cells, by means of a HWCVD method before... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.
20090007965 - Solar cell device having amorphous silicon layers: Devices, solar cell structures, and methods of fabrication thereof, are disclosed.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090007966 - Solar cell and method for producing solar cell: Disclosed is a solar cell including a passivation film (2) formed on a light-receiving surface of a silicon substrate (1), and an antireflection film (3) formed on the passivation film (2), wherein the passivation film (2) has a refractive index higher than that of the antireflection film (3). The passivation... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090000651 - Nanoporous materials for use in the conversion of mechanical energy and/or thermal energy into electrical energy: The present invention generally relates to a method for using nanoporous materials to convert mechanical motion and/or heat into electrical energy. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to the use of a nanopore confinement effect that results from a fluid infiltrating a porous material as a means to generating... Agent: Roetzel And Andress
20090000652 - Thermoelectric structures including bridging thermoelectric elements: A thermoelectric structure may include first and second thermally conductive layers. The first and second thermally conductive layers may be laterally spaced apart in a direction parallel with respect to surfaces of the first and second thermally conductive layers so that a gap is defined between edges of the first... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090000654 - Distributed inverter and intelligent gateway: A system and method for converting DC from one or more sources to AC power utilizing a novel partitioning scheme are disclosed. This partitioning scheme is particularly well suited for photovoltaic (PV) microinverter applications. The primary goals are to make installation, operation and maintenance of the system safe and simple.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20090000653 - Solar power harvester with reflective border: A solar energy harvester comprises: a planar solar harvester panel serving to absorb sunlight and convert it to useful power such as electricity and/or heat; a planar north (in the northern hemisphere) wall which is specularly reflective on its south side, running east-west and positioned adjacent the north end of... Agent: Tue Nguyen
20090000656 - Photovoltaic module: Application of the present invention yields mono-crystalline photovoltaic modules that have conversion efficiencies as high as 20%, or more, as compared to 13-14% for presently available commercial module designs. Components of the present invention can be used to increase conversion efficiency of mono-crystalline, multi-crystalline and nano-crystalline, as well as amorphous... Agent: Elena Shembel
20090000655 - Photovoltaic module with full utilization of surface area: A photovoltaic module comprising: (i) three or more substrates (1, 2, 3) arranged in a closed-spaced parallel relationship to one another, the substrates comprising: a center substrate (2) having first and second faces; a first outer substrate (1) having an inner and outer face, wherein the inner face and the... Agent: Davis Bujold & Daniels, P.l.l.c.
20090000657 - Photovoltaic system and trim strip for use in roofing applications: The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic systems. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic systems suitable for use in roofing applications, and to building elements useful in conjunction therewith. One aspect of the invention is a photovoltaic system for use on a building, the building having at least... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090000658 - 2,2-bipyridine ligand, sensitizing dye and dye sensitized solar cell: A dye sensitized solar cell, comprising a-heteroleptic polypyridil complex of Ru, Os or Fe. The donating ligand has an extended conjugated n-system increasing the light absorbance and keeing the LUMO energy level higher than that of the anchoring ligand. A compacting compound whose molecular structure comprises a terminal group, a... Agent: Clifford W Browning Krieg De Vault
20090000659 - Photovoltaic device characterization apparatus: The objective is to perform a more detailed failure diagnosis of a photovoltaic device. Provided is a photovoltaic device characterization apparatus including a measurement unit (30, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) for measuring current-voltage characteristic of a photovoltaic device, a conversion unit (30) for converting the current-voltage... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090000661 - Dye sensitized solar cell: The dye sensitized solar cell includes a transparent conductive oxide which includes a transparent substrate and a conductive metal oxide having a light transmission property; a metal grid which is formed on the transparent conductive oxide; a protective film with which the metal grid is coated; a dye-adsorbed semiconductor thin... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090000660 - Heterojunction photovoltaic assembled with atomic layer deposition: A heterojunction photovoltaic cell. The cell includes a nanoporous substrate, a transparent conducting oxide disposed on the nanoporous substrate, a nanolaminate film deposited on the nanoporous substrate surface, a sensitizer dye disposed on a wide band gap semiconducting oxide and a redox shuttle positioned within the layer structure.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090000662 - Photovoltaic receiver for solar concentrator applications: The present invention provides solar concentrators incorporating photovoltaic receiver assemblies with improved thermal dissipation, dielectric, encapsulation, and cell/wiring protection characteristics. The concentrators are particularly useful for photovoltaic power systems such as rooftop mounted systems. The present invention teaches that the geometry of the substrate used to support receiver assemblies can... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC
20090000663 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: Provided are to a dye-sensitized solar cell and method of manufacturing the same. The dye-sensitized solar cell includes a lower electrode having a carbon nanorod layer, and a dye layer provided between an upper electrode and the lower electrode and which includes a carbon nanotube.... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PCPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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