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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric May archived by USPTO category 05/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090133731 - Criss-crossed and coaligned carbon nanotube-based films: Devices including nano-junctions made between aligned functionalized carbon nanotubes, and methods of aligning functionalized carbon nanotubes for the purpose of fabricating either coaligned or criss-crossed p-n junctions. Devices, such as thermoelectric devices, may be formed of a plurality of n-type carbon nanotubes forming a film and/or a plurality of p-type... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20090133733 - Autonomous, modular power generation, storage and distribution apparatus, system and method thereof: An autonomous, modular energy generation, storage and transmission apparatus, system, and method is provided. An apparatus is tube shaped and includes solar and thermionic energy conversion layers, and a battery module. A system of modular apparatuses may be connected together to form an transmission network. Such devices are particularly suited... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20090133732 - Floating solar power collectors and application means: A floating power station which can be stationary or movable with a solar power ship assembly which consists an power boat, a tow cable, a tow cable keeper, and many floating solar power stations which are towed or self-propelling and which consist many optional floating cable boxes and floating solar... Agent: Chih-yu Hsia
20090133734 - Thermoelectric conversion module: To provide a thermoelectric conversion module enabling cost reduction by reducing time and work required for assembly, and so on. A thermoelectric conversion module 10 comprises a tubular element unit 21 having a plurality of ring-like thermoelectric elements 22 coaxially arranged with air as an insulator sandwiched inbetween, wherein the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090133736 - Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems: Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems by providing a safety switch on a photovoltaic panel. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic panel includes: at least one photovoltaic cell; a connector to output energy from the photovoltaic panel; and a switch coupled between the at least one... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090133735 - Solar photovoltaic power generation artificial-power generating method and solar photovoltaic power generation simulator power-supply apparatus: A method for artificially generating the output characteristic of a solar photovoltaic power generation module, and a solar photovoltaic power generation simulator power-supply apparatus having that output characteristic with the internal power loss reduced. The solar photovoltaic power generation simulator power-supply apparatus includes an IV storing means for storing, as... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090133737 - Concentrating solar power generation unit, concentrating solar power generation apparatus, concetrating lens, concentrating lens structure, and method of manufacturing concentrating lens structure: A concentrating solar power generation unit (10) comprises a solar cell element (1), a mounting plate (3) on which is mounted the solar cell element (1), which is bonded to a receiver (2), a light shield (4) that covers the mounting plate (3), a frame (5) disposed perpendicularly from the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133738 - Photovoltaic roofing elements and roofs using them: The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic devices. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic roofing products in which a photovoltaic element is affixed to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing element comprising a roofing substrate having a solar reflectivity of greater... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090133739 - Photovoltaic roofing elements and roofs using them: The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic devices, and more particularly to photovoltaic roofing products in which a photovoltaic element is joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing element comprising a roofing substrate; one or more photovoltaic cells disposed on the roofing... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090133740 - Photovoltaic roofing panels, photovoltaic roofing assemblies, and roofs using them: The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic devices, and more particularly to photovoltaic roofing products in which photovoltaic elements are affixed to roofing substrates. In one embodiment of the invention, a photovoltaic roofing panel comprising a roofing panel substrate having a top surface; and at least six discrete photovoltaic elements... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090133743 - Method of manufacturing electrode substrate, electrode substrate, photoelectric conversion element, and dye-sensitized solar cell: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an electrode substrate that has a base substrate made of glass having a strain point of 520° C. or higher, a transparent conductive layer formed on the base substrate, a metal wiring layer, and an insulating layer made of low-melting glass... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090133741 - Photoelectric conversion device and method of manufacturing the same, and photoelectric power generation device: A photoelectric conversion device 1 comprises a laminated body comprising a conducting substrate 2, and an opposing electrode layer 3, a porous spacer layer 5 containing an electrolyte 4, a porous semiconductor layer 7 that adsorbs a dye 6 and contains the electrolyte 4 and a light-transmitting conductive layer 8... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090133742 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell includes a substrate, a conductor layer and an anti-reflection coating (ARC) layer. The substrate has a front side, a back side and a doped region adjacent to the front side. The conductor layer has a first portion embedded into the doped region and a second portion other... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090133744 - Photovoltaic cell: s
20090133749 - Chalcopyrite solar cell: A chalcopyrite solar cell having a mica substrate or a laminated mica substrate, an intermediate layer made of a ceramic-based material formed on the mica substrate, and a binder layer formed on the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer has a thickness equal to or more than 2 μm and equal... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090133747 - Compound having photosensitization activity, photoelectrode, and photosensitization-type solar cell: (wherein, in the formula (1), Y is a hydroxyl group or an amino group; E1 is N or CH; L is a hydrogen atom or a photosensitizing group; R is a group having one of the basic units D shown by the following general formula (D), or a group having... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20090133748 - Method of making an antireflective silica coating, resulting product, and photovoltaic device comprising same: A low-index silica coating may be made by forming silica sol comprising a silane and/or a colloidal silica. The silica precursor may be deposited on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) to form a coating layer. The coating layer may then be cured and/or fired using temperature(s) of from about 550... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090133751 - Nanostructured organic solar cells: Solar cells having at least one electron acceptor layer and at least one electron donor layer forming a patterned p-n junction are described. Electron acceptor layer may be formed by patterning formable N-type material between a template and an electrode layer, and solidifying the formable N-type material.... Agent: Molecular Imprints
20090133750 - Solar cell: There is provided a solar cell including: a substrate; an energy absorption layer formed on the substrate and having a plurality of nanowire structures, each of the nanowire structures including an n-type semiconductor and a p-type semiconductor joined together; and n-type and p-type electrodes electrically connected to the n-type and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090133746 - Solid-state electrolyte composition containing liquid crystal materials and dye-sensitized solar cells using the same: This invention provides a solid-state electrolyte containing liquid crystal material and a solar cell using the same. According to this invention, since the solar cell includes the solid-state electrolyte containing the liquid crystal material, it does not require the use of a solvent and a sealing agent, as do conventional... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090133752 - Organic photovoltaic device with improved power conversion efficiency and method of manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating an organic photovoltaic device with improved power conversion efficiency by reducing lateral contribution of series resistance between subcells through active area partitioning by introducing a patterned structure of insulating partitioning walls inside the device. According to the method of the present... Agent: Jones Day
20090133753 - Silicon-based thin-film photoeclectric converter and method of manufacturing the same: In order to improve photoelectric conversion properties of a silicon-based thin-film photoelectric converter to which a conductive SiOx layer is inserted to obtain an optical confinement effect, the silicon-based thin-film photoelectric converter according to the present invention includes an i-type photoelectric conversion layer of hydrogenated amorphous silicon or an alloy... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090126771 - Thermoelectric conversion module and connector for thermoelectric conversion elements: A connector for a thermoelectric conversion element free of a continuity failure and that is high in electrical reliability. In a thermoelectric conversion module, each thermoelectric conversion element has first and second electrode faces, and the thermoelectric conversion elements adjacent to each other are electrically connected thereto via connectors formed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090126772 - Thermoelectric generating device: A thermoelectric generating device has a thermoelectric module 12 with p- and n-type thermoelectric elements 1 and 2 being connected in series, a passage 7 through which heating fluid 8 flows to heat one side of the module and a passage 10 through which cooling fluid 11 flows to cool... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090126774 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for controlling orientation of a photovoltaic collection system to track apparent movement of the sun: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for controlling orientation of a photovoltaic collection system to track apparent movement of the sun. According to one aspect, a method for controlling orientation of a photovoltaic collection system to track apparent movement of the sun using a... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090126773 - Solar cell and fabrication method thereof: A plurality of photoelectric conversion elements delimited by connection line regions and isolation line regions are provided on a glass substrate having an external profile of a right triangle. A connection line region is configured to connect photoelectric conversion elements in series. An isolation line region is configured to electrically... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090126775 - Solar arrays: A solar array including a solar array assembly, hub assembly, and wing assembly.... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C./ Alliant Tech Systems
20090126776 - Radiation concentrating device: A radiation concentrating device, comprising a substantially parabolic mirror, which is adapted to reflect the energy radiation or electromagnetic radiation that reaches it so as to converge toward an active area of a receiving element arranged in front, the active area being interposed between the focal point of the mirror... Agent: Modiano & Associati Via Meravigli 16
20090126777 - Simultaneous light collection and illumination on an active display: In various embodiments described herein, a display device comprising a light collection film and a photovoltaic device disposed on an edge of the collection film. The collection film has a plurality of light-turning features for redirecting light between the front and back surface of the collection film and the photovoltaic... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090126778 - Luminescent solar concentrators: A luminescent solar concentrator comprises a primary waveguide and at least one photovoltaic cell. The primary waveguide has a curved surface which concentrates light on a perimeter. The photovoltaic cell is oriented at the perimeter so that it can both receive the concentrated light and receive direct light as well.... Agent: Sabic - Lexan Sabic Innovative Plastics -IPLegal
20090126779 - Photovoltaic devices in tandem architecture: A tandem photovoltaic device includes a first cell and a second cell arranged in tandem. The first cell is configured to receive incident electromagnetic radiation and includes a first charge separating layer having a first semiconducting polymer adapted to create electric charge carriers generated by electromagnetic radiation. A second cell... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090126781 - Multilayer terionomer encapsulant layers and solar cell laminates comprising the same: The present invention provides a solar cell pre-lamination assembly comprising a terionomer multilayer film or sheet and solar cell modules prepared therefrom.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090126782 - Photovoltaic roofing systems and methods for installing them: The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic systems. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are disposed upon roofing elements such as shingles, tiles, shakes or slates. For example, in one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing system for use on... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090126780 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing a transparent cover plate: A solar cell and a manufacturing method of a transparent cover plate are provided. The solar cell has a receiving room and a transparent cover plate. At least a cell unit is located in the receiving room. The transparent cover plate is placed on the solar cell. The transparent cover... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20090126783 - Use of vertical aligned carbon nanotube as a super dark absorber for pv, tpv, radar and infrared absorber application: An optical absorber includes vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with an ultra-low reflectance less than 0.16% and an absorption efficiency greater than 99.84%. The index of refraction and the absorption constant are controlled by independently varying the nanotube diameter and nanotube spacing. The nanotubes are mostly double-walled. The density of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090126789 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: The present invention relates to a dye-sensitized solar cell that exhibits improved photoabsorption efficiency and optoelectronic conversion efficiency in the long-wavelength region. The dye-sensitized solar cell of the present invention, in coordination with an outer loop, comprises: a first substrate; a second substrate; and a photoenergy conversion layer disposed between... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090126784 - Dye-sensitized solar cell using conductive fiber electrode: Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell including a flexible electrode. The dye-sensitized solar cell includes: first and second electrodes facing each other, and an electrolyte layer interposed between the first and second electrodes, wherein the first electrode comprises a structure formed of conductive fibers, a nano-particle semiconductor oxide layer formed... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090126786 - Selective emitter and texture processes for back contact solar cells: Methods for manufacturing textured selective emitter back contact solar cells, and solar cells made in accordance therewith. A separate antireflective coating is preferably deposited, which also preferably provides simultaneous hydrogen passivation. The high sheet resistance and low sheet resistance selective emitter diffusions may be performed in either order.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20090126787 - Solar cell and an arrangement and a method for producing a solar cell: The present invention relates generally to solar cells, material layers within solar cells, a production method of solar cells, and a manufacturing arrangement for producing solar cells. A solar cell according to the invention includes at least one layer with a surface, produced by laser ablation, wherein the uniform surface... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090126788 - Solar cell and solar cell module including the same: Provided is a solar cell in which a linear n finger electrode and a linear p finger electrode are alternately arranged on a projection plane parallel to a main surface of a substrate, and which is arranged in a predetermined arrangement direction, including an n-side bus bar electrode connected to... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090126785 - Solar cell module: An aspect of the invention provides a solar cell module that comprises: a solar cell having a light-receiving surface and a back surface formed on an opposite side to the light-receiving surface, the solar cell configured to generate electric power from light on the light-receiving surface; a translucent member covering... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090126790 - Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method of the same, and a semiconductor device: A photo-sensor having a structure which can suppress electrostatic discharge damage is provided. Conventionally, a transparent electrode has been formed over the entire surface of a light receiving region; however, in the present invention, the transparent electrode is not formed, and a p-type semiconductor layer and an n-type semiconductor layer... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090126791 - Photovoltaic device including front electrode having titanium oxide inclusive layer with high refractive index: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to an electrode (e.g., front electrode) for use in a photovoltaic device or the like. In certain example embodiments, a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) of the front electrode for use in a photovoltaic device is of or includes titanium oxide doped with one... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090126795 - 3-d energy cell w/t reflector: r
20090126794 - Photovoltaic concentrator module with multifunction frame: The invention relates to a photovoltaic concentrator module with multifunction frame and also to a method for production thereof. The concentrator module has a lens—(1) and a base plate (2), between which a frame (3) extends. Between the lens plate (1) and the frame (3) and/or the base plate (2)... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20090126792 - Thin film solar concentrator/collector: In various embodiments described herein, a device comprising a light guiding layer optically coupled to a photocell is described. A plurality of surface features are formed on one the surface of the light guiding layer. The surface features can comprise facets that are angled with respect to each other. Light... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090126793 - Transparent photovoltaic module: A multi-layered transparent photovoltaic cell of the silicon variety. With transparent electrodes on both sides of each of the two independent silicon structures. The spectral makeup of the captured light is influenced by designing/controlling the optical characteristics of the layers of the two photovoltaic layers, and their non-conductive components. Light... Agent: Martin Collins
20090126796 - Highly efficient polymer solar cell by polymer self-organization: A method of manufacturing a polymer composite film for an active layer of a photovoltaic cell according to an embodiment of this invention includes providing a quantity of a solution of a polymer matrix material, mixing a quantity of a guest material with the quantity of the solution of polymer... Agent: Venable LLP
20090126797 - Electrode paste for solar cell and solar cell electrode using the paste: An electrode paste for a solar cell comprising electrically conductive particles, lead-free glass frit, a resin binder and zinc oxide particles, wherein zinc oxide particles having a specific surface area of 6 m2/g or less are contained at 10% by weight or more based on the total amount of zinc... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090120481 - Multi-functional energy converter: A system (10) for converting energy having an array of thermoelectric devices (60) connected electrically in series between a first heat exchanger (15) in contact with a first surface (61) of the array and a second heat exchanger (20) in contact with a second surface (63) opposite the first surface... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20090120482 - Device and method for generating electrical power: A device and method for generating electricity. The device includes a heat source, a cold source, and a thermoelectric generating plate, having a first side and an opposed side. When heat is introduced to the heat source, heat flows across the thermoelectric generating plate and electricity is generated. In the... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Boeing
20090120483 - Conductive compositions and processes for use in the manufacture of semiconductor devices: The present invention is directed to a thick film conductive composition comprising: (a) electrically conductive silver powder; (b) zinc-containing additive; (c) glass frit wherein said glass frit is lead-free; dispersed in (d) organic medium. The present invention is further directed to an electrode formed from the composition above wherein said... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090120485 - Method and system for connecting solar cells or slices in a panel system: A method and system include a plurality of solar cells and a plurality of voltage controllers. Each of the plurality of solar cells is directly coupled to a dedicated one of the plurality of voltage controllers to form unique pairs of solar cells and voltage controllers. Each of a plurality... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090120484 - Photovoltaic tile assembly: A photovoltaic tile assembly comprises a base tile having at least one solid region through which a mechanical fastener is driven for fastening the base tile to an underlying roof structure. The assembly further comprises one or more cover tiles each having a photovoltaic cell for converting solar energy into... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20090120486 - Bifacial solar cell array: First and second solar panels are mounted in an operative position. Each panel includes an upward-facing photovoltaic surface and a downward-facing photovoltaic surface that are configured to photovoltaically generate electricity from light. The downward-facing photovoltaic surface is spaced above a reflective surface. The first and second panels are spaced apart... Agent: Jones Day
20090120487 - Method and system for assembling a solar cell using a plurality of photovoltaic regions: A solar cell device. The device has a housing member. The device also has a lead frame member coupled to the housing member. In a preferred embodiment, the lead frame member has at least one photovoltaic strip thereon, which has a surface region and a back side region. The device... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090120488 - Luminescent solar concentrator devices: A relatively large field of laminated fluorescent square LSC tiles are interdigitated by long thin bi-facial silicon photovoltaic cells. The laminated fluorescent LSC tiles each comprise a thick clear substrate bonded to a fluorescent dye film with a mirror backing and a protective layer. Incident sunlight is received by the... Agent: Robert Charles Hill
20090120489 - Encapsulating material for solar cell: An encapsulating material for solar cell containing a laminated adhesive and heat resistant layer (A) and a buffering layer (B), wherein a difference in flexural modulus between the heat resistant layer (A) and the buffering layer (B) is at least 30 MPa or more, is provided. The adhesive and heat... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090120490 - Solar cell: A solar cell, comprising: a substrate, including p-n doping structure formed within said substrate; material attached to the back of said substrate, where said material includes glass mixture, aluminum material, organic medium and additive. Wherein said glass needs to be formed by combining two or more glasses: the main composition... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090120493 - Low-cost multi-junction solar cells and methods for their production: Methods for fabricating solar cells without the need to perform gasification of metallurgical-grade silicon are disclosed. Consequently, the costs and health and environmental hazards involved in fabricating the solar or silicon grade silicon are being avoided. A solar cell structure comprises a metallurgical grade doped silicon substrate and a thin-film... Agent: Joseph Bach
20090120492 - Low-cost solar cells and methods for their production: Methods for fabricating solar cells without the need to perform gasification of metallurgical-grade silicon are disclosed. Consequently, the costs and health and environmental hazards involved in fabricating the solar or silicon grade silicon are being avoided. A solar cell structure comprises a metallurgical grade doped silicon substrate and a thin-film... Agent: Joseph Bach
20090120491 - Polymeric nanofibril network for photovoltaic cells: A method of preparing a polymeric composition with photovoltaic properties comprises a step of blending, in a solvent, at least one electron donor type semiconductor polymeric material essentially in the form of nanofibrils and at least one electron acceptor type material in the solvent, said nanofibrils representing at least 10%... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090120495 - Alternating copolymers of phenylene vinylene and oligoarylene vinylene, preparation method thereof, and organic thin flim transister comprising the same: Disclosed herein are an alternating copolymer of phenylene vinylene and oligoarylene vinylene, a preparation method thereof, and an organic thin film transistor including the same. The organic thin film transistor maintains low off-state leakage current and realizes a high on/off current ratio and high charge mobility because the organic active... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090120497 - Method of metallizing solar cell conductors by electroplating with minimal attack on underlying materials of construction: The invention relates to a metallized solar cell and the method of making thereof that includes depositing a metal or metals such as silver, nickel, copper, tin, indium, gallium, or selenium or their alloys on solar cells in a manner to form more substantial and robust electrical contacts that can... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090120494 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell having a high photoelectric efficiency by minimizing (or reducing) electron transfer resistance and electrode shading loss. The solar cell includes a semiconductor substrate; an emitter layer on a first side of the semiconductor substrate; a conductive transparent electrode layer on the emitter layer; a first electrode on... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090120496 - Transparent conductive oxide coating for thin film photovoltaic applications and methods of making the same: The present invention provides transparent conductive oxide (TCO) thin films with improved optical and electrical properties and methods of making the same. More specifically, the invention provides on-line processes for producing TCO thin films that allow for improvements in optical properties and post-production improvements in electrical properties of the TCO.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090120498 - Photoelectric conversion device and method for manufacturing the same: A photoelectric conversion device with an excellent photoelectric conversion characteristic with a silicon semiconductor material effectively utilized. The photoelectric conversion device includes a first unit cell including a first electrode, a first impurity semiconductor layer, a single crystal semiconductor layer, and a second impurity semiconductor layer; and a second unit... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090120500 - Solar cell package for solar concentrator: In some aspects, the lower opening is defined by a portion of the frame extending substantially parallel to the top side of the solar cell. In some aspects, the frame includes a first wall and a second wall opposing the first wall, an upper portion of the first wall is... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090120499 - Systems to retain an optical element on a solar cell: A system may include a solar cell, a support defining an opening over the solar cell and comprising a retention feature, and an optical element disposed within the opening. The optical element may include a location feature engaged with the retention feature of the support. In some aspects, the optical... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090120501 - Formation of photoconductive and photovoltaic films: The present application discloses a method and system of depositing a lead selenide film onto another material. The lead selenide film may used in a photoconductive application or a photovoltaic application. Furthermore, the applications may be responsive to infrared radiation at ambient temperature. In one embodiment, a method includes sputtering... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090114263 - Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems: Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems by providing a safety switch on a photovoltaic panel. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic panel includes: at least one photovoltaic cell; a connector to output energy from the photovoltaic panel; and a switch coupled between the at least one... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090114261 - Edge mountable electrical connection assembly: Methods and devices are provided for improved large-scale solar installations. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic module is provided comprising of a plurality of photovoltaic cells positioned between a transparent module layer and a backside module layer. The module includes a first electrical lead extending outward from an edge of the... Agent: Director Of Ip
20090114264 - Fixed-geometry and/or variable-geometry surfaces for capturing solar energy by means of photovoltaic cells, films, and panels, in particular for watercraft: A surface for capturing solar energy, which can be applied on a watercraft, characterized in that it is a fixed-geometry and/or variable-geometry surface and includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and/or films and/or panels for conversion of the solar energy captured into electrical energy. The cells are applied directly or... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090114262 - Methods and devices for large-scale solar installations: Methods and devices are provided for improved large-scale solar installations. In one embodiment, a junction-box free photovoltaic module is used comprising of a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a module support layer providing a mounting surface for the cells. The module has a first electrical lead extending outward from one... Agent: Director Of Ip
20090114267 - Clock operated step function solar tracker: The present invention describes a solar panel system tracker that closely approximates the output levels of an actively tracked system but at significantly reduced levels of complexity and cost. The present invention is comprised of a clock that generates a five degree step function which moves the solar panel system... Agent: Dr. Bruce A. Thompson
20090114266 - High concentration, spectrum spitting, broad bandwidth, hologram photovoltaic solar collector: An improved method of converting solar energy into electricity by spreading the solar spectrum and concentrating it onto solar cells that are band-gaped in the corresponding wavelength range. The spectrally separated solar energy can be concentrated into a normal rainbow line or spread out to individual regions. A low cost... Agent: Jonathan R. Biles
20090114265 - Solar concentrator: The present invention is an improved solar concentrator array utilizing a monolithic array of primary mirrors with a metal layer deposited on its backside for electrical purposes and for dissipating heat. The array of primary mirrors may be formed by glass slumping. The size of the primary mirrors is chosen... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.C.
20090114269 - Quick release mechanism for solar panels: Some aspects of the present invention relate to an example solar energy system that includes a solar panel and a support which is secured to the solar panel such that the support may be detached from the solar panel by manually manipulating at least one of the support and the... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, PC
20090114270 - Rapid mounting system for solar modules: Methods and devices are provided for rapid solar module installation. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic module is provided comprising of a plurality of photovoltaic cells positioned between a transparent module layer and a backside module layer. The module may be a frameless module. The module may have brackets that slidably... Agent: Director Of Ip
20090114268 - Reinforced solar cell frames: A solar assembly apparatus is provided that comprises one or more photovoltaic modules, a first end rail to which the first ends of the one or more photovoltaic modules are fixed and a first stiffening member to which the first end rail is attached. In some instances, the one or... Agent: Jones Day
20090114271 - Slidable mounting system for solar modules: Methods and devices are provided for rapid solar module installation. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic module is provided comprising of a plurality of photovoltaic cells a plurality of photovoltaic modules; at least a first type of mounting bracket in contact with the module; at least a second type of mounting... Agent: Director Of Ip
20090114273 - Nanomaterial scaffolds for electron transport: Embodiments of the present invention provide nanomaterial scaffolds for transporting electrons. There is provided a single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) architecture employed as a conducting scaffold in semiconductor based photoelectrochemical cells. SWCNT architecture provides a nanotube network to disperse nanoparticles and/or quantum dots, whether ordered or randomized. As a result,... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20090114272 - Sealing agent for photoelectric converter and photoelectric converter using same: Disclosed is a sealing agent for photoelectric converters which enables to easily bond upper and lower conductive supporting bodies during production of a photoelectric converter while forming a sealed portion having excellent adhesion strength, moisture resistance reliability, flexibility and the like. Specifically, a photocuring and thermosetting resin composition containing an... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090114274 - Crystalline thin-film photovoltaic structures: Semiconductor structures include a substantially untextured substrate layer, a textured buffer layer disposed over the substrate layer, and a semiconductor layer disposed over the textured buffer layer.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090114278 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and fabrication method thereof: A dye-sensitized solar cell and a fabrication method thereof are disclosed. A method for fabricating a dye-sensitized solar cell, includes forming a sacrifice layer comprising colloidal particles on a transparent conductive substrate, supplying a photoelectrode material comprising transition metal oxide nano particles onto the sacrifice layer, thereby filling the transition... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20090114275 - Method for production of nanoporous electrodes for photoelectrochemical applications: The invention relates to a two-step method for production of low temperature mechanically stable and electrically efficient nanoporous electrodes, in particular titania nanoporous electrodes, for photoelectrochemical applications. The method of the invention comprises electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of nanosize titania crystals from a stable suspension containing thereof on a conductive substrate,... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090114276 - Methods and apparatuses for improving power extraction from solar cells: The field of the invention relates to minimization of resistive loss of solar panels in order to achieve maximum solar energy conversion efficiency, extracting more electricity power from available solar irradiance. Schemes are designed to take advantage of the geometrical and mechanical configurations of back contact solar cells to make... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090114277 - Production process of photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell, photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell.: The production process comprises forming a transparent conductive layer on a transparent base to provide a transparent substrate and laminating a photoelectric conversion layer on the transparent conductive layer of the transparent substrate, wherein the photoelectric conversion layer contains at least two kinds of semiconductor particles different in average particle... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090114279 - Solar cell sheet and a method for the preparation of the same: The present invention discloses a solar cell sheet, comprising a back sheet, a plastic front sheet and a solar cell circuit between the back sheet and the plastic front sheet, wherein the plastic front sheet possesses a first light receiving surface and a second surface adjacent to the solar cell... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090114281 - Absorber for the conversion of solar rays into thermal energy: An absorber for converting solar rays into thermal energy, in particular for use in a solar collector (10), is proposed, which comprises a non-porous dark ceramic, wherein the absorber is flowed through by a heat transport medium.... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC
20090114280 - Combination non-imaging concentrator: The present invention is a combination non-imaging concentrator in which at least one surface or volume is incorporated as an optical element to increase obliquity of reflection at walls of a light guide. The combination non-imaging concentrator may be used in a solar energy system to receive solar radiation from... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.C.
20090114282 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes a solar cell unit and a light homogenizing unit. The light homogenizing unit has at least one optical element, which forms a light-input end, a hollow light tunnel and a light-output end. The light-output end is disposed adjacent to the solar cell unit.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090114283 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: A dye-sensitized solar cell includes a first substrate, a first electrode layer, a photosensitive dye layer, an electrolyte layer, a second electrode layer, and a second substrate. The first electrode layer is disposed on the first substrate. The photosensitive dye layer is disposed on the first electrode layer. The electrolyte... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLPPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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