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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric June invention type 06/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090159110 - Thermoelectric generation system: A thermoelectric generation system for turbine engines and the like has at least one thermoelectric generator disposed proximate the turbine engine such that waste heat from the turbine engine can be converted into electricity. Vehicle performance and efficiency can be enhanced by mitigating the need for mechanically driven electric power... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090159112 - Cis based thin-film photovoltaic module and process for producing the same: A CIS based thin-film photovoltaic module 1 is obtained by bonding a cover glass 4 comprising, e.g., a semi-tempered white flat glass, which is inexpensive and durable, to a CIS based thin-film photovoltaic circuit 2 on a glass substrate 2A with a thermally crosslinked ethylene vinyl acetate (hereinafter referred to... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090159111 - Photovoltaic device having a textured metal silicide layer: A semiconductor device is formed on a low cost substrate 312 onto which is deposited a metal film 314 that serves as an intermediate bonding layer with a transferred film 324 of semiconducting material from a bulk semiconductor substrate 322. The metal film forms an intermetallic compound such as a... Agent: Fortkort & Houston P.C.
20090159114 - Photovoltaic panel and cell with fine fingers and method of manufacture of the same: A photovoltaic cell has a photosensitive substrate and a plurality of fingers in ohmic contact with the substrate. At least one of the fingers has an average width of less than about 95 microns. The cell also has a plurality of busbars in ohmic contact with the fingers. At least... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090159113 - Photovoltaic power generation system and photovoltaic power generation system control method: A photovoltaic power generation system, wherein electrical power generated by multiple photovoltaic power generator units is gathered in a single unit group power collection control section and, in addition, supplied (transferred) to a single power converter corresponding to a single unit group power collection control section. The photovoltaic power generation... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090159115 - Light concentrating modules, systems and methods: A light concentrating module for transforming light into at least one of electrical and thermal energy is provided. The light concentrating module may be coupled in flow communication with a fluid conversion module and include a primary optical element that has a reflective surface with a plurality of contoured sections.... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20090159117 - Hot melt sealant containing desiccant for use in photovoltaic modules: A thin film photovoltaic panel and a method for making same including providing a photovoltaic layer on a substrate having at least one edge; a sealant is applied in a liquid form by a pump on a planar surface of the substrate; an adhesive layer is applied between the first... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090159116 - Interconnector, solar cell string using the interconnector and method of manufacturing thereof, and a solar cell module using the solar cell string: An interconnector includes a strip-shaped and electrically conductive member for electrically connecting respective electrodes to each other of solar cells adjacent to each other. The conductive member includes a stress relief part that is planer and has a notch forming an obtuse angle at a lateral end or has a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090159118 - Roofing products having receptor zones and photovoltaic roofing elements and systems using them: The present invention relates generally to roofing products. The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements is joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, a roofing product includes a flexible roofing substrate... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090159119 - Technique and apparatus for manufacturing flexible and moisture resistive photovoltaic modules: An apparatus and method of making moisture resistant solar cells, strings and modules is provided. The method includes reducing the roughness of the finger patterns by coating them fully or partially with a surface preparation film. The surface preparation film firmly attaches itself to underlying finger patterns and electrical leads... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090159120 - Quantum dot solar cell with conjugated bridge molecule: A solar cell including a quantum dot, an electron conductor, and a conjugated bridge molecule disposed between the quantum dot and the electron conductor. The conjugated bridge molecule may include a quantum dot anchor that bonds to the quantum dot and an electron conductor anchor that bonds to the electron... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090159121 - Conductive nanoparticle inks and pastes and applications using the same: A method of fabricating a device, comprising a ink or paste on a silicon based semiconductor material, wherein the ink or paste comprises a mixture of inorganic conductive and additive nanoparticles and wherein the semiconductor material is silicon. An example is a mixture of silver and palladium nanoparticles.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090159122 - Leadframe receiver package: The invention is a leadframe receiver package comprising a first conductive element, a solar cell electrically coupled to the first conductive element and comprising an active area, and a mold compound disposed on the leadframe and the solar cell. The mold compound defines a first aperture wall over at least... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.C.
20090159123 - Multijunction photovoltaic cells: A plurality of dichroic filters are included in multifunction photovoltaic cells to increase efficiency. For example, in a multi-junction photovoltaic cell comprising blue, green, and red active layers, blue, green, and red dichroic filters that reflect blue, green, and red light, respectively, may be disposed proximal to the blue, green,... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090159124 - Solar cell hyperpolarizable absorber: A solar cell may include a light sensitive molecule such as a hyperpolarizable molecule. In one example, a solar cell may include a layer of hyperpolarizable molecules disposed between a p-type electrode and an n-type electrode. In some cases, at least some of the hyperpolarizable molecules may include an electron... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090159127 - Concentration solar cell chip packaging structure and method of forming the same: In a method of forming a concentration solar cell chip packaging structure, at least one solar cell chip is mounted on an electrically conducting plate, and the solar cell chip along with the conducting plate are encapsulated in a package made of a highly light-pervious and shock-absorbing polymer material. Moreover,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090159126 - Integrated optics for concentrator solar receivers: A solar concentrator system, including at least two reflecting devices and a refracting lens, is provided. The reflecting devices focus light onto the lens which further concentrates the light on a solar cell. The lens increases the system's acceptance angle. In one embodiment the lens may be attached to the... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.C.
20090159128 - Leadframe receiver package for solar concentrator: A system includes a leadframe comprising a first conductive element, a solar cell electrically coupled to the first conductive element and comprising an active area, and mold compound disposed on the leadframe and the solar cell. The mold compound defines a first aperture over at least a portion of the... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090159129 - Sealing film for solar cell and solar cell using the sealing film: [Means for Solving Problem] A sealing film for a solar cell comprising ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and an organic peroxide, wherein the organic peroxide comprises an organic peroxide A having a 10 hour half-life in the range of 110 to 130° C. in and an organic peroxide B having a 10... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090159125 - Solar cell package for solar concentrator: An apparatus may include an integrated circuit package substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, a solar cell coupled to the first surface of the integrated circuit package substrate, and a light-transmissive element coupled to the second surface of the integrated circuit package substrate. The integrated circuit package... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090159130 - Novel organic electroluminescent compounds and organic electroluminescent device using the same: The present invention relates to novel organic electroluminescent compounds exhibiting high luminous efficiency, and organic electroluminescent devices comprising the same. The organic electroluminescent compounds according to the invention are represented by Chemical Formula (1):... Agent: Edwin Oh Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC
20090159131 - Quantum dot solar cell with rigid bridge molecule: A solar cell including a quantum dot, an electron conductor, and a rigid bridge molecule disposed between the quantum dot and the electron conductor. The rigid bridge molecule may include a first anchor group that bonds to the quantum dot and a second anchor group that bonds to the electron... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090151765 - Assistant power supply unit, power supplier having assistant power supply unit, electronic device having power supply unit, and method of operating electronic device using power supplier in power-saving mode: Provided are, a power supplier including an assistant power supply unit, an electronic device including the power supplier, and a method of operating the electronic device using the power supplier in a power-saving mode. The assistant power supply unit includes: a heat source to generate heat during operation of the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090151766 - Method of producing thermoelectric conversion element: A method of producing a thermoelectric conversion element includes preparing a dispersion liquid by mixing slurry containing ceramic particles With salts of at least two elements that constitute a thermoelectric conversion material, and then, precipitating the at least two elements that constitute the thermoelectric conversion material on the ceramic particles... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090151767 - Composite thermoelectric material and methods for making: Thermoelectric materials, devices, and systems are presented. One embodiment is a composite material comprising a matrix comprising a thermoelectric material; and an electrically conducting phase disposed within the matrix. The electrically conducting phase has a lower electrical resistivity than the thermoelectric material, and it forms a continuous electrically conducting path... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090151768 - Heat tracing apparatus with heat-driven pumping system: In a heat tracing system using heat from a radiant heater to heat a circulating fluid, thermoelectric generation modules are used to generate electricity for powering a circulating pump. Thermoelectric power generation modules are sandwiched between a heat-absorbing plate and a heat sink, and this assembly is positioned with the... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office
20090151769 - Device and system for improved solar cell energy collection and solar cell protection: An apparatus, system and method are provided for optimizing energy retrieval from an array of solar cells and protecting the array of solar cells from weather-related conditions, including moving a reflector panel to a predetermined angular position on the basis of an ambient condition, or some other factor.... Agent: Mcguire Woods LLP
20090151770 - Method and material for coupling solar concentrators and photovoltaic devices: A method and system for manufacturing an integrated concentrator photovoltaic device is disclosed. In an embodiment, the invention includes a one step process using a sheet of coupling material provided in a pre-arranged pattern to couple an array of photovoltaic members to an array of respective optical concentrating members. In... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090151771 - Photovoltaics with interferometric ribbon masks: An interferometric mask covering a reflective conductive ribbon that electrically interconnects a plurality of photovoltaic cells is disclosed. Such an interferometric mask may reduce reflections of incident light from the conductors. In various embodiments, the mask reduces reflections, so that a front and back electrode pattern appears black or similar... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090151773 - Acid terpolymer films or sheets and articles comprising the same: The present invention provides a safety laminate or solar cell module comprising an acid terpolymer containing film or sheet, wherein the acid terpolymer comprises copolymerized units derived from an α-olefin, about 15 to about 30 wt. % of an α,β-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbons, and about... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090151774 - Method for producing weather-resistant laminates for encapsulating solar cell systems: A process produces weather-resistant laminates (1, 1′) for the encapsulation of solar cell systems (7). The process includes at least one weather-resistant plastic layer (2, 2′) being applied on a carrier material (4, 4′). The coating process shows the advantage that the relatively expensive starting products, which usually are used... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090151776 - Solar cell module and process for the production thereof: The invention concerns a solar cell module which has a layer-form translucent carrier substrate and at least two solar cells arranged on the carrier substrate and including at least one organic solar cell, wherein at least one upper solar cell is arranged on a top side of the carrier substrate... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090151775 - System for assisting solar power generation: A system for assisting solar power generation contains several racks for fastening power conversion modules. The racks each have a pivot axis and are mounted for pivotal movement about the pivot axis. The racks each have a lever, a movement of the lever causing a respective one of the racks... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090151772 - Terionomer films or sheets and solar cell modules comprising the same: The present invention provides a solar cell module comprising a terionomer containing film or sheet, wherein the terionomer is derived from an acid terpolymer that comprises copolymerized units derived an α-olefin, about 15 to about 30 wt % of an α,β-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbons, and... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090151780 - Litroenergy power cell: A litroenergy power cell assembly includes a photovoltaic cell sheet member for producing electrical energy from light energy impinging there upon. A litrocell sheet member is positioned adjacent the photovoltaic cell sheet member. The litrocell sheet member includes a light-transparent matrix having dispersed therein a plurality of light-emitting phosphor particles... Agent: Tipton L. Randall
20090151779 - Redox couples, compositions and uses thereof: l
20090151777 - Solar absorptive material for a solar selective surface coating: The present invention provides a solar absorptive material for a solar selective surface of an absorber of solar radiation. The solar absorptive material comprises a dispersed metallic material and a receiving the top surface boundary through which the solar radiation is received. Further, the solar absorptive material comprises a first... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.
20090151778 - Solar energy photovoltaic control system: A solar energy photovoltaic (PV) control system includes a solar energy absorption board configured to receive solar energy from solar rays and transfer solar energy to voltage/current signals, a motor, a voltage/current collecting circuit connected to the solar energy absorption board to receive the voltage/current signals therefrom, a micro control... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090151782 - Hetero-junction silicon solar cell and fabrication method thereof: Disclosed are a hetero-junction silicon solar cell and a fabrication method thereof. The hetero-junction silicon solar cell according to the present invention forms a pn junction of a crystalline silicon substrate and a passivation layer doped with impurities so as to minimize a recombination of electrons and holes, making it... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090151781 - Solar cell having spherical surface and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a solar cell having a spherical surface. The solar cell includes a substrate having a back contact layer formed thereon; a plurality of carbon nanoelectrodes formed on the back contact layer so as to cross the back contact layer at right angles; a p-type junction layer formed to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090151784 - Anti-reflective coating with high optical absorption layer for backside contact solar cells: A multilayer anti-reflection structure for a backside contact solar cell. The anti-reflection structure may be formed on a front side of the backside contact solar cell. The anti-reflection structure may include a passivation level, a high optical absorption layer over the passivation level, and a low optical absorption layer over... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto LLP
20090151783 - Translucent solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a translucent solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof. The translucent solar cell comprises, in stacking order, a substrate, a first electrode layer, a photoconductive layer and a second electrode layer. The translucent solar cell is characterized in that there are formed a plurality of first... Agent: Chun-hsiung
20090151785 - Solar cell and its spectrum converter: A solar cell is disclosed to include a single crystal silicon chip, an electrode system, a glass plate cover, a polymer film set between the single crystal silicon chip and the glass plate cover, and a spectrum converter containing an inorganic phosphor, which absorbs radiation in purple, blue and green... Agent: The Weintraub Group, P.L.C
20090151786 - Solar cell and its transparent light conversion film: The present invention discloses a solar cell which can enhance the absorption of the short-wavelength range radiation λ<400 nm of the sun and re-radiate in the wavelength range λ=500˜780 nm to enhance the solar cell's capability in absorbing more long-wavelength radiation and form separate electron-hole pairs so as to increase... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090151787 - Organic thin-film photoelectric conversion element and method of manufacturing the same: The objectives of the present invention are to enable the manufacturing of an organic thin-film photoelectric conversion element under normal atmosphere, improve the photoelectric conversion efficiency of the element, and enhance its durability. A hole-blocking TiO2 layer is created between the photoelectric conversion layer and the electrode by a wet... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090151788 - P-type doped layer of photoelectric conversion device and method of fabricating the same: A P-type doped layer of a photoelectric conversion device is provided. The P-type doped layer is a double layer structure including a seeding layer and a wide band gap layer disposed thereon. The P-type doped layer with the double layer structure has both high conductivity and high photoelectric performance.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090145472 - Photovoltaic devices having conductive paths formed through the active photo absorber: A solar PV module comprises an array of serially interconnected spaced PV solar cells on a common substrate, each cell comprising a 1st electrode on said substrate, an active PV film on the 1st electrode, a 2nd electrode, at least one of said electrodes being light transmitting and wherein the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090145473 - Solar panel curtain: A solar panel curtain including a plurality of sunshield panels disposed in parallel, an electric energy storage device electrically connected to the sunshield panels, an orientation device connected to the sunshield panels and electrically connected to the electric energy storage device, and a switch device is provided. Each sunshield panel... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090145474 - Solar energy device for electricity and heating: A solar energy collector produces electricity and heat using an optically transparent vessel containing one or more photovoltaic cells and a liquid that substantially fills the vessel. The vessel has a top with a flat exterior surface and a bottom with a concave exterior surface that is coated on the... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr
20090145475 - Multilayer composite films and articles prepared therefrom: The present invention is an optically transparent laminate film comprising: at least three layers of film, wherein at least two of the at least three layers comprise ionomeric films, and wherein the film can be suitable for use in a photovoltaic cell or in packaging.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090145476 - Isoelectronic surfactant suppression of threading dislocations in metamorphic epitaxial layers: A method of reducing propagation of threading dislocations into active areas of an optoelectronic device having a III-V material system includes growing a metamorphic buffer region in the presence of an isoelectronic surfactant. A first buffer layer may be lattice matched to an adjacent substrate and a second buffer layer... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
20090145479 - Shaped tab conductors for a photovoltaic cell: A shaped tab conductor configured to allow more incident light to strike a cell substrate, improving the photovoltaic efficiency of the cell. The shaped tab conductor is configured to reduce the amount of incident light that is blocked by the tab from reaching the surface of the cell substrate. The... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090145477 - Solar cell: There is provided a solar cell including: a substrate; and an energy absorption structure formed on the substrate, the energy absorption structure including a metal layer, a semiconductor layer and an insulator formed therebetween, wherein at least one of the metal layer, the semiconductor layer and the insulator is formed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090145478 - Surface protective sheet for solar cell and solar cell module: The present invention is a surface protective sheet for a solar cell including a polyethylene naphthalate film and an inorganic oxide film formed on one surface of the polyethylene naphthalate film, in which the absorbance of light having a wavelength from 350 nm to 400 nm is from 1% to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090145480 - Photovoltaic system power tracking method: A photovoltaic system including a photovoltaic cell, and an electronic module connected to the photovoltaic cell. The electronic module is adapted to produce at least one control signal indicative of electrical power being generated by the photovoltaic cells. A tracking controller is adapted to receive the control signal(s) and based... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.
20090145481 - Nano-optoelectronic devices: Optoelectronic devices with multiple nano-scale quantum dots detecting photons are presented. A nano-optoelectronic device includes a semiconductor substrate, an insulation layer on the semiconductor substrate, and a nano-optoelectronic structure on the insulation layer. The nano-optoelectronic structure includes a positive semiconductor, a negative semiconductor, and a plurality of quantum dots disposed... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090145482 - Photovoltaic device with solution-processed chalcogenide absorber layer: The present invention provides a photovoltaic device, such as, a solar cell, having a substrate and an absorber layer disposed on the substrate. The absorber layer includes a doped or undoped composition represented by the formula: Cu1-yIn1-xGaxSe2-zSz wherein 0≦x≦1; 0≦y≦0.15 and 0≦z≦2; wherein the absorber layer is formed by a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090145483 - Novel electroluminescent compounds and organic electroluminescent device suing the same: The present invention relates to novel organic electroluminescent compounds exhibiting high luminous efficiency, and organic electroluminescent devices comprising the same. The organic electroluminescent compounds according to the invention are represented by Chemical Formula (1):... Agent: Edwin Oh Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090139556 - Thermoelectric power generator with intermediate loop: A thermoelectric power generator is disclosed for use to generate electrical power from heat, typically waste heat. An intermediate heat transfer loop forms a part of the system to permit added control and adjustability in the system. This allows the thermoelectric power generator to more effectively and efficiently generate power... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090139557 - Busbar connection configuration to accommodate for cell misalignment: Interconnection of back contact photovoltaic cells in a photovoltaic module is described. Pre-assembled busbars are connected with a configuration to enable correction for cell misalignment in the module.... Agent: Sun Power / Bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090139559 - Method and system for converting light to electric power: A method and system for converting light to electric power including coupling in parallel at least two devices in a first plurality of devices suitable to convert light to electric power, coupling in parallel at least two devices in at least one additional plurality of devices suitable to convert light... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090139560 - Method and system for converting light to electric power: A method and system for converting light to electric power including coupling in parallel at least two devices in a first plurality of devices suitable to convert light to electric power, coupling in parallel at least two devices in at least one additional plurality of devices suitable to convert light... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090139561 - Method and system for converting light to electric power: A method and system for converting light to electric power including coupling in parallel at least two devices in a first plurality of devices suitable to convert light to electric power, coupling in parallel at least two devices in at least one additional plurality of devices suitable to convert light... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090139558 - Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof: It is an object of the present invention to provide a photoelectric conversion device with an excellent photoelectric converting characteristic while effectively utilizing silicon semiconductor material. A photoelectric conversion device comprises a first electrode, a first unit cell including a single-crystal semiconductor layer which is obtained by cleaving a single... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090139562 - Portable photovoltaic window system: A portable, lightweight and detachable photovoltaic window system affording a resource for converting solar power in existing buildings and similar structures. At least one photovoltaic panel is interconnected to a building window or entrance casing or directly to a window pane through use of lanyards, hook and loop fasteners, or... Agent: Donald Lee Thomas
20090139563 - Solar energy exploiting device: The solar energy exploiting device contains a flat base and a transparent stand having a flat top side and two parallel walls raised perpendicularly from a top side of the base. One or more solar panels, electrically connected in series or in parallel, are attached to the top side or... Agent: Leong C Lei
20090139565 - Modular multifunctional solar structure: The Modular Multifunctional Solar Structure is an innovative design in the field of Renewable Energy. This system, the schematic diagram of which is shown in FIG. 2, will collect the energy from the sunlight by using lightweight rotary thermal or bivalent photovoltaic solar receivers (A), sandwiched between Support Columns (B)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090139564 - Sealing film for photovoltaic cell module and photovoltaic module: A photovoltaic cell module sealing film including a layer composed of at least one substance selected from the group consisting of metals, metal oxides, and inorganic compounds; and a polyester film having a thermal shrinkage ratio within (0±2) % at 150° C. in both length-wise and width-wise directions, and a... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20090139566 - Front transparent conductor assembly for thin-film photovoltaic cells and method: A front transparent conductor assembly and, in one embodiment, a photovoltaic cell, includes at least three transparent conductor layers. In one embodiment, first and second transparent conductors comprised of SnO2 are positioned above and below a third transparent conductor comprised of ZnO2. In one embodiment, the second transparent conductor layer... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20090139567 - Conformal protective coating for solar panel: A multilayer conformal coating is optimized in both composition and geometry to protect the back and sides of a transparent-fronted thin-film solar photovoltaic panel or similar device from various damage mechanisms associated with long-term outdoor exposure without an additional backcap or edge frame. A “barrier stack” or “barrier layer” of... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20090139568 - Crystalline solar cell metallization methods: Embodiments of the invention contemplate formation of a low cost solar cell using novel methods and apparatus to form a metal contact structure. The method generally uses a conductive contact layer that enables formation of a good electrical contact to the solar cell device. In one case, the contact layer... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090139569 - Method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device, and photoelectric conversion device: Provided is a method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion device capable of maintaining a durability and improving initial characteristics. A dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device including a working electrode and a facing electrode, and an electrolyte inclusion is manufactured. First, a facing electrode in which a dye is carried by a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090139570 - Solar cell and a manufacturing method of the solar cell: The manufacturing method of the solar cell according to the present invention includes: 1) a first etching process in which an anisotropic etching is performed on an inner wall of each of a plurality of through holes, and 2) a second etching process in which an anisotropic etching is performed... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090139571 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided herein. The solar cell includes a substrate with a first transparent conductive layer, a micro- or nano-roughing structure formed on the first transparent conductive layer, and a semiconductor active layer formed on the micro- or nano-roughing structure and covering the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090139572 - Weavable fiber photovoltaic collectors: Photovoltaic fibers and methods of making photovoltaic fibers are provided. The photovoltaic fiber contains a core, bottom metal-semiconductor compounds over the core, a semiconductor layer comprising semiconductor elements and insulating materials over the bottom metal-semiconductor compounds, and upper metal-semiconductor compounds over the semiconductor layer. The photovoltaic fiber can be weavable.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090139573 - Absorber layer for thin film photovoltaics and a solar cell made therefrom: A method, in certain embodiments, includes providing a metal alloy, annealing the metal alloy, and contacting the metal alloy with vapors of selenium, or sulfur, or a combination thereof. The metal alloy having a uniform first bulk composition and a first surface composition on annealing provides an annealed metal alloy... Agent: General Electric Company (pcpi) C/o Fletcher Yoder
20090139574 - Preparation of nanoparticle material: A process for producing nanoparticles incorporating ions selected from groups 13, 16, and 11 or 12 of the periodic table, and materials produced by the process. In an embodiment, the process includes effecting conversion of a nanoparticle precursor composition comprising group 13, 16, and 11 or 12 ions to the... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent AdministratorPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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