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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100101619 - Thermoelectric device and method of manufacturing the same: A thermoelectric device, includes a metal substrate 2, a thermoelectric element 3 mounted on a center portion of a surface of the metal substrate 2, a metal lid 4 for covering an upper surface and side surfaces of the thermoelectric element 3, and a joining metal member 5 provided to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100101620 - Thermoelectric conversion module: A thermoelectric conversion device with reduced thermal stress between a thermoelectric conversion element and a substrate is disclosed. Solders are between a first conductor and first end faces of a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements and between a second conductor and second end faces of the thermoelectric conversion elements. At... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100101621 - Solar powered generating apparatus and methods: Methods and apparatus for generation of thermoelectric power. In one embodiment, thermoelectric power is generated via a solar power collector; a solar power receiver; and a power conversion unit. The solar power collector focuses energy from the sun onto the receiver. A phase change material adapted to store the radiant... Agent: Robert F. Gazdzinski, Esq. Gazdzinski & Associates
20100101622 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method for manufacturing thermoelectric conversion module: A thermoelectric conversion module includes a laminated body including a plurality of thermoelectric components laminated therein. Each of the thermoelectric components includes an insulating layer, and a thermoelectric conversion element section in which a plurality of p-type thermoelectric conversion material layers and a plurality of n-type thermoelectric conversion material layers... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100101627 - Flexible solar panel module: The present invention provides a flexible solar panel which can be used as to provide a standalone power generation solution or simply to supplement power provided by a traditional utility provider. It is designed to withstand inclement weather. It uses semi-spherical photovoltaic amorphous, poly silicon or single crystalline semiconductor materials... Agent: Banowsky &levine, P.c
20100101629 - Light transmissible solar cell module, process for manufacturing same, and solar cell panel thereof: A light transmissible solar cell module including: solar cell units, which include a transparent substrate, a minor electrode layer provided on a part of a surface of the transparent substrate, and a solar cell section provided on the minor electrode layer, arranged in multi-levels; a first connecting wire electrically connected... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100101623 - Packaging structure: A packaging structure with a box for containing at least a portable electronic device is provided. The box has plates, which are connected to one another and surrounded to form an opening for the portable electronic device passing through, and a lid selectively covering or exposing the opening. First solar... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis
20100101624 - Photovoltaic module and modular panel made with it to collect radiant solar energy: A photovoltaic module (1) and modular panel having at least one semiconductor element (7) with a photovoltaic effect, at least one electrical energy conversion circuit (9) generated by at least one photovoltaic semiconductor element (7), electrical connector (10) with at least one external electrical circuit and mechanical fixing (6) to... Agent: Hodes Pessin & Katz Pa
20100101626 - Solar battery apparatus, portable electronic device, and global positioning system apparatus: A solar battery apparatus 10 has a plurality of solar battery cells 3 and electrode terminals 4, other than common electrode terminals, for making an electrical connection (i) between each of the solar battery cells 3 and another or (ii) between the solar battery cell 3 and an external apparatus,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100101628 - Solar panel with polymeric cover: A solar panel has a face which can be directed towards the sun for generating heat or electricity. The solar panel face is protected by a polymeric coating. The polymeric coating includes a polyimide polymer made by reacting at least one acid monomer with at least one diamine monomer to... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
20100101625 - Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array: The terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array includes a longitudinal support that may be constructed of discrete sections. The overall length of the array may be adjusted depending upon the necessary size of the array. A drive may be configured to rotate the longitudinal support in first and second directions about... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100101631 - Concentration photovoltaic system and concentration method thereof: A concentration photovoltaic system (1,11) comprises lens-type concentrator means (2) for intercepting and concentrating beams of incident solar rays (4,114), and is characterized in that it comprises selection means (24,124), for selecting the frequencies of beams of solar rays entering the photovoltaic system (1,11), capable of direct selected rays towards... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100101632 - Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with offset solar cell modules: Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic arrays that may include a modular design that is sized and weighted to facilitate installation with a small amount of manpower. The array may further be adapted to be adjusted during or after installation to accommodate the necessary power requirements. The terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100101630 - Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with slew speed reducer: A terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with a longitudinal support that may be constructed of discrete sections. The overall length of the array may be adjusted depending upon the necessary size of the array. A drive may be configured to rotate the longitudinal support about a first axis. The drive... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100101633 - Photovoltaic device and method for manufacturing the same: A photovoltaic device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The photovoltaic device includes: a substrate; a first conductive layer formed on the substrate; P layers and N layers alternately formed along a first direction on the first conductive layer; and I layers covering the P layers and the N... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100101635 - Packagings for thin-layer slice-form products: The invention concerns a packaging for slice-form, in particular thin brittle products. According to the invention the packaging is a film wraparound packaging.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100101634 - Thin profile solar panel roof tile: The present invention is directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods for solar panels capable of rooftop installation. In some embodiments, a low profile solar panel is provided, comprising: a solar laminate; and a flexible material sheet adhered to the solar laminate, wherein the flexible material sheet is configured to operate... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100101637 - Dispersion of metal nanoparticles, method for producing the same, and method for synthesizing metal nanoparticles: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a dispersion of metal nanoparticles which enables to control the shape and the particle diameter over a wide range, a dispersion of metal nanoparticles having superior dispersion stability, and a method for producing the same. In addition, the present invention... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100101636 - Solar cell having supplementary light-absorbing material and related system and method: A solar cell includes an electron conductor, a plurality of quantum dots on a surface of the electron conductor forming a quantum dot layer, and a supplemental light-absorbing material in one or more gaps in the quantum dot layer. The supplemental light-absorbing material is capable of absorbing light that passes... Agent: Honeywell/munck Patent Services
20100101638 - Using 3d integrated diffractive gratings in solar cells: A multi-junction opto-electronic device including a stack of wavelength selective absorption layers is proposed. The absorption layers include each a first layer with a grating of a specific pitch defining the wavelength of the incident light to be absorbed within a subjacent second electrically active layer itself on a third... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20100101643 - Compound, photoelectric converter and photoelectrochemical cell: A complex compound (I) obtained by coordinating a compound represented by the following formula (II), hereinafter abbreviated as compound (II), to a metal atom. In the formula, R1, R2 and R3 each independently represent a substituent represented by the following formula (III), formula (IV), formula (V) or formula (VI) and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100101645 - Electrode of dye-sensitized solar cell, manufacturing method thereof and dye-sensitized solar cell: A dye-sensitized solar cell, an electrode of the dye-sensitized solar cell, a method of manufacturing the electrode of the dye-sensitized solar cell are disclosed. The method of manufacturing the electrode of the dye-sensitized solar cell in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: forming a metal transparent electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100101644 - Electrolyte composition and dye-sensitized solar cell (dssc) comprising the same: Disclosed herein is a dye-sensitized solar cell. The dye-sensitized solar cell includes a semiconductor electrode with a dye adsorbed thereon; a counter electrode; and an electrolyte composition provided between the semiconductor electrode and the counter electrode; wherein the electrolyte composition comprises an oxidation-reduction mediator and a eutectic ionic liquid including... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis
20100101642 - Large-area transparent electroconductive film and method of making the same: A large-area transparent electroconductive film having a high visible light transmittance, a suitable haze and a low sheet resistance and having an excellent in uniformity on a film surface and which does not require special crystal orientation. The large-area transparent electroconductive film according to the present invention is characterized in... Agent: Rahman LLC
20100101640 - Optical structure and solar cell using the same: An optical structure is characterized by improving a primary lens of a photovoltaic concentrator system. The optical structure is accomplished by properly dividing the primary lens, determining required optical operational regions, and arranging the optical operational regions basing on an identical location into an annular array, thereby forming the complete... Agent: Raymond Sun
20100101639 - Optoelectronic device having a multi-layer solder and manufacturing method thereof: An optoelectronic device having a multi-layer solder is disclosed. It included a semiconductor stack, an ohmic layer and a multi-layer solder including a plurality of first type conductive material layers and a plurality of second type conductive material layers. The plurality of first type conductive material layers and the plurality... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100101641 - Solar cell coating and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell coating and a method for manufacturing the solar cell coating. The solar cell coating is formed by adding a low bandgap material, a semiconductor material and a conductive polymer to a solvent or performing high-temperature milling on a mixture formed by mixing a conductive polymer material, a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100101646 - Non-autoclave lamination process for manufacturing solar cell modules: Disclosed is an improved non-autoclave lamination process for manufacturing solar cell modules, which comprises an additional heating step following and in addition to a heat/vacuum process.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100101647 - Non-autoclave lamination process for manufacturing solar cell modules: Disclosed is an improved non-autoclave lamination process for manufacturing solar cell modules, which combines a laminator and at least one pair of confronting nip rollers.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100101650 - Compound, photoelectric conversion device and photoelectrochemical battery: wherein, in the formula, Y1 and Y2 each independently represent a group containing an unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon and an aromatic ring; R1 and R2 each independently represent a salt of an acidic group or an acidic group; A represents a group containing a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, a carbon... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100101648 - Dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device is provided by which a dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device being excellent in strength and durability and free of any projection, as a result of the absence of need for an end seal, can be fabricated through simple manufacturing steps. In manufacturing... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100101649 - Porous layer, its manufacturing process and its applications: The present invention relates to a substrate (1) coated with a porous coating (2), to the processes for manufacturing the coating, and to its applications. The porous coating (2) is essentially mineral and of the sol-gel type, having a series of closed pores with at least the smallest characteristic dimension... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100101651 - Polymer solar cells: A polymer solar cell is provided. The polymer solar cell includes a cathode and an anode, an active layer having a first surface and a second surface disposed between the cathode and the anode, and a titanium dioxide layer formed on one of the first and second surfaces of the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100095995 - Thermoelectric conversion elements, thermoelectric conversion modules and a production method of the thermoelectric conversion modules: The present invention provides a thermoelectric conversion module, comprising plural first electrode films (11, 12, 13) formed apart from each other on the top surface of an insulating body (10), plural p- and n-type thermoelectric semiconductor element films (16, 19) and (17, 18) formed thereon, which are arranged apart from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100095996 - 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
20100095997 - Stacked thin-film superlattice thermoelectric devices: A thermoelectric device (31) includes a plurality of alternating p-type and n-type semiconductor thermoelectric elements (32, 34, 36; 33, 35 37) the elements (32-37) being separated by electrically and thermally conductive interconnects (40-45), alternating interconnects (40-44) extending in an opposite direction from interconnects (41-45) interspersed therewith. Each thin-film element comprises... Agent: M.p. Williams
20100095998 - Low resistance tunnel junctions for high efficiency tanden solar cells: A semiconductor structure comprises a first photovoltaic cell comprising a first material, and a second photovoltaic cell comprising a second material and connected in series to the first photovoltaic cell. The conduction band edge of the first material adjacent the second material is at most 0.1 eV higher than a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100096000 - Artificial light power generation system: An artificial light power generation system that includes a housing, at least one artificial light source disposed within the housing, and at least one photovoltaic panel disposed within the housing in light receiving relation to the artificial light source. The photovoltaic panel includes a direct current electrical output to an... Agent: Lawson & Persson, P.C.
20100095999 - Ultra-high efficiency multi-junction solar cells using polychromatic diffractive concentrators: A photovoltaic cell is provided. The photovoltaic cell includes a concentrator optic structure separating the solar spectrum of light into a plurality of spectral bands. The concentrator optic structure focuses these spectral bands into a plurality of concentric tightly focused ring-shaped spots and a central round spot. A multitude of... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20100096001 - High efficiency multijunction ii-vi photovoltaic solar cells: A Group II-VI photovoltaic solar cell comprising at least two and as many as five subcells stacked upon one another. Each subcell has an emitter layer and a base layer, with the base of the first subcell being made of silicon, germanium, or silicon-germanium. The remaining subcells are stacked on... Agent: Momkus Mccluskey, LLC
20100096002 - Composition for electrode formation and method for forming electrode by using the composition: A composition for electrode formation containing metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dispersion medium, wherein the composition also comprises one or more organic polymers selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidones, polyvinylpyrrolidone copolymers, polyvinyl alcohols, and cellulose ethers.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100096003 - Article of manufacture for a magnetically induced photovoltaic solar cell device and the process for creating the magnetic and/or electromagnetic field: An article of manufacture for a magnetically induced photovoltaic solar cell device and the process for creating the magnetic and/or electromagnetic field(s) utilizing a basal underlying structure consisting of the body of any and all types of photovoltaic solar cell devices within which a magnetic and/or electromagnetic field will be... Agent: Dale James Hobbie
20100096010 - Ingap heterojunction barrier solar cells: A new solar cell structure called a heterojunction barrier solar cell is described. As with previously reported quantum-well and quantum-dot solar cell structures, a layer of narrow band-gap material, such as GaAs or indium-rich InGaP, is inserted into the depletion region of a wide band-gap PN junction. Rather than being... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100096006 - Monolithic imod color enhanced photovoltaic cell: Devices incorporating an interferometric stack in a photovoltaic device and method of manufacturing a photovoltaic device comprising an interferometric stack. In one example, a photovoltaic device includes a photovoltaic active layer, an absorber layer, and a first optical resonant cavity layer. The optical resonant cavity layer is disposed between the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100096007 - Photovoltaic cell front face substrate and use of a substrate for a photovoltaic cell front face: The invention relates to a photovoltaic cell comprising a photovoltaic absorbent material, said cell including a front face substrate (10), particularly a transparent glass substrate. A main surface of the substrate is provided with a transparent electrode coating (100) formed by a stack of thin layers including at least one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100096005 - Ruthenium complex and photoelectric component using the same: wherein L, A and m are defined the same as the specification, and a photoelectric component using the same. The ruthenium complex of the present invention can be used in a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC). Hence, the photoelectric characteristics of the DSSC manufactured with the ruthenium complex of the present... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100096008 - Semitransparent crystalline silicon thin film solar cell: Provided is a semitransparent crystalline silicon thin film solar cell using a crystalline silicon thin film, including a transparent substrate, an antireflection layer, first transparent electrodes, electricity generation regions, second transparent electrodes, insulating layers. The electricity generation regions include crystalline silicon thin films. Accordingly, the semitransparent crystalline silicon thin film... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100096004 - Solar cell with nanostructure electrode(s): A solar cell comprising at least one nanostructure-film electrode is discussed. The solar cell may further comprise a different conducting material, such as a conducting polymer, to fill pores in the nanostructure-film. Additionally or alternatively, the solar cell may comprise an electrode grid superimposed on the nanostructure-film. Likewise, the solar... Agent: Unidym Inc.
20100096011 - High efficiency interferometric color filters for photovoltaic modules: Devices incorporating an interferometric stack configured to reflect a certain color and transmit longer wavelengths through the interferometric stack. In one example, a color filtering includes two partial reflectors comprising an extinction coefficient that is less than about one at wavelengths greater than about 800 nm. The two partial reflectors... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100096012 - Semiconductor device and method of producing a semiconductor device: A photovoltaic module is a glass-glass thin film solar cell. It comprises a transparent glass substrate arranged on the front side of the module, i.e., in the direction of the light source. A layer system is deposited on the substrate which comprises a front electrode layer, e.g., a TCO layer,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100096013 - Solar cell including backside reflection layer composed of high-k dielectrics: A solar cell includes a backside reflection layer containing a high-k dielectrics. The backside reflection layer includes a reflection film containing HfO2 or ZrO2 and a backside passivation layer containing of HfSixOy, ZrSixOy or SiO2, which are formed on a rear side of a substrate onto which solar rays are... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100096014 - Conductive paste for solar cell: It is a conductive paste for solar cells, comprising conductive particles, glass fits, an organic binder and a solvent, in which paste the conductive particles comprise (A) silver and (B) one or more selected from the group consisting of copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc and tin, and the weight proportion (A):(B)... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100096015 - Metallic dispersion: A compound film may be formed by formulating a mixture of elemental nanoparticles composed of the Ib, the IIIa, and, optionally, the VIa group of elements having a controlled overall composition. The nanoparticle mixture is combined with a suspension of nanoglobules of gallium to form a dispersion. The dispersion may... Agent: Director Of Ip04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100089432 - Photovoltaic module comprising layer with conducting spots: The invention pertains to a photovoltaic (PV) module comprising a plurality of cells, each cell containing a substrate, a transparent conductor layer, a photovoltaic layer, and a back-electrode layer, wherein the photovoltaic layer comprises at least one p-i-n or n-i-p silicon layer, characterized in that said silicon layer comprises 10... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100089433 - Solar array support methods and systems: Systems and methods for disposing and supporting a solar panel array are disclosed. The embodiments comprise various combinations of cables, support columns, and pod constructions in which to support solar panels. The solar panels can incorporate single or dual tracking capabilities to enhance sunlight capture. The embodiments encourage dual land... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100089431 - Time averaged modulated diode apparatus for photovoltaic application: DC-DC converters are described that employ a time-averaged modulated bypass diode to facilitate the efficient harvest of power in photovoltaic systems.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20100089434 - Efficient air-cooled solar photovoltaic modules and collectors for high power applications: A solar photovoltaic module is formed from a single linear, series-connected arrangement of solar cells on a linear mounting assembly or substrate that provides high heat dissipation from the photovoltaic module. Multiple photovoltaic modules are connected together to form a photovoltaic collector for high voltage applications with solar tracker mounting.... Agent: Oleg S Fishman
20100089436 - Multiplexing solar light chamber: Described is a light chamber for amplifying solar radiation for purposes of generating electricity using photovoltaic panels. The light chamber includes a housing; a photovoltaic panel disposed within the housing; a dome lens affixed to the upper end of the housing; a fresnel lens disposed between the dome lens and... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20100089435 - Solar module serially connected in the front: The present invention shows a solar cell element comprising a semiconductor substrate layer (2) with precisely one first doping, a layer structure (1) which is disposed on the front-side of the substrate layer (2) and is adjacent to the substrate layer, said layer structure having at least one doping complementary... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100089437 - Vehicle-based solar concentrator: A vehicle-based solar collector comprising a cylindrical array of concentrator cells, a heat sink coupled to the linear array of concentrator cells, and a plurality of modules running fore and aft in the car, wherein each of the plurality of modules has a parabolic trough mirror that reflects light onto... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100089438 - Photovoltaic module and energy or light production modules: v
20100089439 - Cbp compound: (2) (wherein R7 represents an alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms; R8 represents an alkylene group having 1-20 carbon atoms; a represents an integer of 1-5, and when a is 2 or more, R8's may be the same as or different from each other), and at least one of R1-R4... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100089440 - Dual junction ingap/gaas solar cell: The present application is directed to a multi-terminal semiconductor solar cell. The solar cell may be dual junction solar cells comprising single junctions independently interconnected by a middle lateral conduction layer (MLCL). The solar cells may include a GaAs subcell, a GaInP subcell, and a MLCL disposed therebetween. In addition,... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100089441 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing thin-film photovoltaic devices: A method is provided for producing a thin-film device such as a photovoltaic device. The method begins by forming at least one semiconductor device on a first substrate. At least one secondary substrate having a plurality of indentations is attached to the at least one semiconductor device. The at least... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20100089443 - Photon processing with nanopatterned materials: Methods, devices, and compositions related to organic solar cells, sensors, and other photon processing devices are disclosed. In some aspects, an organic semiconducting composition is formed with nano-sized features, e.g., a layer conforming to a shape exhibiting nano-sized tapered features. Such structures can be formulated as an organic n-type and/or... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100089442 - Three-terminal two-junction phtovoltaic cells and method of use: A method of operating a multi-junction photovoltaic cell with junctions connected in series includes operating each junction at a different, respective maximum power point. A photovoltaic circuit includes: at least one multi-junction photovoltaic cell, comprising at least first, second, and third terminals; a first junction of the photovoltaic cell positioned... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100089445 - Back side protective sheet for solar cell and solar cell module comprising the same: Provided are a back side protective sheet for a solar cell, which is capable of enhancing performance of adhesion to an EVA resin as a filler used to seal the solar cell elements, of maintaining weather resistance for a long period of time, and of reducing a weight thereof; and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100089447 - Conductive grids for solar cells: Embodiments of the present inventions provide structures and methods for manufacturing high electrical conductivity grid patterns having minimum shadowing effect on the illuminated side of the solar cells. To manufacture a conductive grid for a solar cell, a first conductive layer is initially formed over a transparent conductive oxide layer... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100089444 - Method of making front electrode of photovoltaic device having etched surface and corresponding photovoltaic device: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to a photovoltaic (PV) device including an electrode such as a front electrode/contact, and a method of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the front electrode has a textured (e.g., etched) surface that faces the photovoltaic semiconductor film of the PV device.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100089446 - Solar cell sealing film and solar cell including the sealing film: An object of the present invention is to provide a solar cell sealing film which can suppress expansion of the solar cell. A solar cell sealing film including ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and a crosslinker is provided, wherein the crosslinker is an organic peroxide having an activation energy of 140 kJ/mol... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100089448 - Coaxial solar cell structure and continuous fabrication method of its linear structure: A coaxial solar cell forces an exposed annular light receiving layers of a constant thickness to directly receive projection of light excitedly to generate pairs of electrons and holes that are driven by radial built-in electronic field formed on a PN junction to travel by the same distance paths to... Agent: Frenkel & Associates
20100089449 - High efficiency solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention relates to a high efficiency solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof. The high efficiency solar cell of the present invention comprises a lower solar cell layer comprising a single crystalline silicon-based pn thin film; an upper solar cell layer stacked on the upper portion of the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100089450 - Near-field diffraction superposition of light beams for concentrating solar systems: Disclosed herein is a concentrating photovoltaic system utilizing a lens/reflector array to spatially divide the incident sunlight into separate incoherent beams, and a principle optical element to superpose the separate beams that undergo near-field diffraction/transmission, and form a uniform illumination pattern on the photovoltaic (PV) cell with similar shape and... Agent: Jun Yang
20100089451 - Curable liquid composition, method of coating, inorganic substrate, and semiconductor device: A curable liquid composition obtained by subjecting hydrogen halosiloxane or hydrogen alkoxysilane to condensation or to hydrolysis and condensation in an organic solvent in which fine polyvalent metal oxide particles with hydroxyl groups are dispersed; a method of forming a hard silica-type layer by applying onto an inorganic substrate the... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100089452 - Photoelectric conversion device and imaging device: A photoelectric conversion device is provided, the photoelectric conversion device including: a pair of electrodes; a photoelectric conversion layer arranged between the pair of electrodes and containing an n-type organic semiconductor; and a charge blocking layer arranged between one of the pair of electrodes and the photoelectric conversion layer, the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100089453 - High-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from microflake particles: Methods and devices are provided for high-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from microflake particles. In one embodiment, the method comprises of transforming non-planar or planar precursor materials in an appropriate vehicle under the appropriate conditions to create dispersions of planar particles with stoichiometric ratios of elements equal to that... Agent: Director Of Ip04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100083996 - Methods of drawing wire arrays: A method of drawing a glass clad wire is provided herein, the method comprising: (i) sealing off one end of a glass tube such that the tube has an open end and a closed end; (ii) introducing a wire material inside the glass tube; (iii) heating a portion of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100084002 - Method for manufacturing a solderable lfc solar cell rear side and a solar module from such connected lfc solar cells: A semiconductor component, especially in the form of a solar cell, comprises a semiconductor substrate of a planar design having a first side, a second side lying opposite thereto and a surface normal standing vertically on sides and, at least one dielectric passivation layer arranged on the second side, at... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100084000 - Organic photoelectric conversion device and polymer useful for producing the same: Disclosed is a polymer containing a repeating unit (repeating unit A) composed of one structure represented by the formula (1) below one structure represented by the formula (2) below and one or more structures represented by the formula (3) below. In this polymer, the difference between the maximum number of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100083997 - Quantum well gap/si tandem photovoltaic cells: Two junction solar energy conversion devices, i.e. photovoltaic cells have a bottom silicon N+/P/P+ photovoltaic cell and an upper GaP N+/P/P+ photovoltaic cell containing quantum well layers which extend the wavelength range over which the GaP cell absorbs light. The quantum well layers are composed of materials other than Gallium... Agent: Graham S. Jones, Ii
20100084001 - Solar cell module: In a solar cell module, a plurality of solar cells are provided between a front surface protection member and a back surface protection member and bus bar electrodes 20 of the plurality of solar cells are electrically connected to each other by wiring members. The solar cell module includes an... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20100084003 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes a circuit board and a plurality of solar cell elements. Each of the solar cell elements is partly fastened to the circuit board and is partly protrudent from the circuit board.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100083998 - Solar cell receiver with a glass lid: A solar cell receiver for converting solar energy to electricity including a substrate, a III-V compound semiconductor multi-junction solar cell mounted on the substrate, a diode mounted on the substrate, including a body, an anode contact and a cathode contact, the diode coupled in parallel with the solar cell, output... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100083999 - Tandem nanofilm solar cells joined by wafer bonding: An energy conversion device comprises at least two thin film photovoltaic cells fabricated separately and joined by wafer bonding. The cells are arranged in a hierarchical stack of decreasing order of their energy bandgap from top to bottom. Each of the thin film cells has a thickness in the range... Agent: Graham S. Jones, Ii
20100084004 - Integrating sphere photovoltaic receiver employing multi-junction cells: A photovoltaic module for converting laser radiation from a laser emitting light at a wavelength to electrical power is provided. The module comprises: (a) a housing having a cavity of generally optimized closed shape inside the housing, the cavity having an internal surface area As and including an opening for... Agent: John P. De Luca
20100084005 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module comprises a solar cell panel, a solar cell frame including an insertion groove in which a peripheral portion of the solar cell panel is inserted and a protrusion located within a corner part of the solar cell frame between a rear surface of the solar cell... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.
20100084008 - Dye-sensitized solar cell comprising metal oxide nanoball layer and preparation method thereof: A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a semiconductor electrode prepared by spraying a metal oxide nanoparticle dispersion on a conductive substrate using an electric field to form a metal oxide nanoball layer which is composed of agglomerated metal oxide nanoparticles and has a high porosity and specific surface area, exhibits improved... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100084007 - Modified carbon nanotube grafted by living polymer, carbon nanotube electrode and dye-sensitized solar cell using the same, and each preparation method thereof: Also disclosed are to provide a carbon nanotube electrode and a dye-sensitized solar cell using the same, capable of forming a carbon nanotube film having a thickness thinner than that of the conventional electrode by directly spraying, on a substrate, by an electro-spray process, a uniform dispersion solution that the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100084006 - Photovoltaic module: The present invention provides a photovoltaic module, comprising: a dye-sensitized solar cell; a supercapacitor, which is electrically connected to said dye-sensitized solar cell to store the electrical energy generated therefrom; and an electricity-consuming device, which is electrically connected to said dye-sensitized solar cell and said supercapacitor; wherein, when exposed to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100084012 - Heterojunction photovoltaic cell with dual doping and method of manufacture: The invention concerns a photovoltaic cell comprising a heterojunction between a crystalline semiconductor substrate (210) of first conductivity type and a first amorphous layer (220) in the same semiconductor material and of a second conductivity type opposite the first type and having a dopant concentration of between 1.1019 and 1.1022... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100084011 - Organic tandem solar cells: There is disclosed an organic photovoltaic device comprising two or more organic photoactive regions located between a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein each of the organic photoactive regions comprise a donor, and an acceptor, and wherein the organic photovoltaic device comprises at least one exciton blocking layer, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100084013 - Solar cell: A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell includes an n-type or p-type amorphous silicon layer, a transparent electrode, and a metal buffer layer between the transparent electrode and the amorphous silicon layer. The metal buffer layer contains at least one of In, Sn, B, Al, Ga, and Zn. When... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100084010 - Solar cell having tandem organic and inorganic structures and related system and method: A solar cell includes an organic heterojunction having at least one donor material and at least one acceptor material. The solar cell also includes an inorganic heterojunction having multiple inorganic semiconductor materials. The organic heterojunction and the inorganic heterojunction could absorb light in different portions of a solar spectrum. For... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100084009 - Solar cells: A photovoltaic cell comprising a semiconductor wafer comprising a front, light receiving surface and an opposite back surface, a passivation layer on at least the back surface, a doped layer opposite in conductivity type to the wafer over the passivation layer, an induced inversion layer, a dielectric layer over the... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100084014 - Photovoltaic devices fabricated from nanostructured template: Photovoltaic devices, such as solar cells, and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. A device may be characterized by an architecture having a nanostructured template made from an n-type first charge transfer material with template elements between about 1 nm and about 500 nm in diameter with about 1012 to... Agent: Director Of Ip
20100084015 - Thin-film solar cell: This invention discloses a thin-film solar cell, provided with a plurality of unit cells, comprising a substrate, a front electrode layer, an absorber layer and a back electrode layer stacked in such a sequence. The thin-film solar cell further includes at least a defect formed at least in the back... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100084016 - Intermediate thermal expansion coefficient glass: Aluminoborosilicate glasses which may be useful in photovoltaic, photochromic, electrochromic, or Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting applications are described.... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100084017 - Rotating sunlight/light beam for fractional/beneficial use.: The emitted light rays of the HID are reflected from various surfaces, re-directed to the convex or convexo-concave lens assembly. From there the light rays are redirected to the focal point of the second “parabolic” reflector where the light rays are once again reflected down/out through the lens, to be... Agent: Jack O. Walden, Sr.
20100084018 - Ruthenium complex and photoelectric component using the same: e04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100078054 - Thermal difference engine: Closed system heat engines can be used to deliver useful electrical power by harvesting ambient energy in the environment. The present invention provides a means of harvesting these low temperature differences in to useful energy and provides while providing rectification and regulation features.... Agent: Manjirnath A Chatterjee
20100078060 - Dye-sensitized solar cell module and production method thereof: A dye-sensitized solar cell module and a production method for the same are provided. The dye-sensitized solar cell module comprises a base material; a back side plate; and a plurality of dye-sensitized solar cells provided in between the base material and the back side plate, each of the plurality of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100078059 - Method and structure for thin film tandem photovoltaic cell: A tandem photovoltaic cell. The tandem photovoltaic cell includes a bifacial top cell and a bottom cell. The top bifacial cell includes a top first transparent conductive oxide material. A top window material underlies the top first transparent conductive oxide material. A first interface region is disposed between the top... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100078055 - Nanostructure and photovoltaic cell implementing same: A photovoltaic nanostructure according to one embodiment of the present invention includes an electrically conductive nanocable coupled to a first electrode, a second electrode extending along at least two sides of the nanocable, and a photovoltaically active p-n junction formed between the nanocable and the second electrode. A photovoltaic array... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20100078056 - Optical tandem photovoltaic cell panels: A solar energy conversion device comprises a vertical stack of at least two panels stacked in a hierarchy from an upper panel to a lower panel with each of the panels including a matching array of solar cells having a different energy bandgap from other panels of solar cells in... Agent: Graham S. Jones, Ii
20100078058 - Solar electric panel: A solar panel 400 comprises: a base tile 100, a plurality of photovoltaic tiles 10, a connection system 200, for each photovoltaic tile 10 one or more electrical bypass devices 42. Each photovoltaic tile 10 comprises one or more photovoltaic cells 12 electrically connected together to form a photovoltaic cell... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100078057 - Solar module: A solar module comprising a common substrate supporting a rectifying diode sheet. The rectifying diode sheet comprising at least a back electrode layer, a front electrode layer, and an absorber layer located between the back electrode layer and the front electrode layer. The rectifying diode sheet is divided in first... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100078063 - High efficiency hybrid solar cell: This invention relates to a high efficiency hybrid solar cell preferably comprised of a static concentrator, a dichroic mirror, a first cell stack comprising two cells, the first cell being a GaInP cell and the second cell being a GaAs cell and a second cell stack comprising three cells, the... Agent: Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Attn: Janet E. Reed, Ph.d.
20100078062 - Method and system for light collection and light energy converting apparatus: A light collection system including a light concentrating device and a reflective curving-surface device is provided. The light concentrating device receives at least a portion of an incident light and forwardly emits the portion of the incident light after concentrating and passing it through a first focal region, so as... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100078064 - Monolithically-integrated solar module: A solar module includes a substrate, a plurality of electrically interconnected solar cells, and an upper separation gap. The solar cells are provided above the substrate. At least one of the solar cells includes a reflective electrode, a silicon layer stack and a light transmissive electrode. The reflective electrode is... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100078061 - Solid state heat pipe heat rejection system for space power systems: A heat rejection system includes a plurality of panel subassemblies and a solid state heat pipe flex joint. Each panel subassembly includes a fin, a solid state heat pipe manifold, a first solid state heat pipe tube operatively connected to the solid state heat pipe manifold and secured to the... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100078065 - Multilayered body comprising an electroconductive polymer layer and method for the production thereof: There is described a process for the production of a multilayer body (4) having an electrically conductive layer (421) arranged on a carrier layer (41), in which there is provided a transfer film (5) having a transfer layer (52) of an electrically conductive polymer. The electrically conductive layer is transferred... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100078067 - Carbon nanotube film based solar cell and fabricating method thereof: A carbon nanotube-based solar cell and fabricating method thereof are provided. The method is achieved by applying carbon nanotube film (1) photoelectric conversion material and an upper electrode simultaneously. The method improves photoelectric conversion efficiency and life time of the solar cell, the fabricating method of the solar cell is... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20100078066 - Hybrid solar cells via uv-polymerization of polymer precursor: A hybrid photovoltaic cell comprising a composite substrate of a nanotube or nanorod array of metal oxide infiltrated with a monomer precursor and subsequently polymerized in situ via UV irradiation. In an embodiment, the photovoltaic cell comprises an electron accepting TiO2 nanotube array infiltrated with a photo-sensitive electron donating conjugated... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100078070 - Solar battery: A solar battery, which contains a transparent conductive layer having an average transmittance of 80% or more with an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of 1,100 nm to 2,000 nm, and a sheet resistance of 20 ohm/sq. or less, in which the transparent conductive layer contains metal nanowires.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100078069 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a solar cell, including: forming a first conductivity type semiconductor layer extending along a predetermined direction on aback surface of a semiconductor substrate that has a light-receiving surface and the back surface opposite to the light-receiving surface, the first-conductivity-type semiconductor layer being divided into plural island-shaped... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20100078068 - Solar cell with embedded electrode: P-type silicon layer disposed between the P+ silicon layer and the N+ silicon layer. The ARC layer is formed on the front side of the silicon substrate. The embedded electrode penetrates through the ARC layer and the N+ silicon layer, projects out of the ARC layer, and is electrically connected... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100078071 - Photoelectric conversion device and method for manufacturing the same: A photoelectric conversion device includes one or more unit cells between a first electrode and a second electrode, in which a semiconductor junction is formed by sequentially stacking: a first impurity semiconductor layer of one conductivity type; an intrinsic non-single-crystal semiconductor layer including an NH group or an NH2 group;... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100078073 - Semiconductor component with contacts made of alloyed-in metal wires: A semiconductor component, especially a solar cell comprises a semiconductor substrate of a planar design having a first side and a second side lying opposite thereto, at least one contact structure arranged on at least one side of the semiconductor substrate, the at least one contact structure exhibiting a diffusion... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100078072 - Solar cell: A solar cell includes a p-n junction formed by joining a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor. The p-type semiconductor is a chalcopyrite compound semiconductor with a band gap of 1.5 eV or more within which an intermediate level exists with a half bandwidth of 0.05 eV or more. The... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100078074 - Active materials for photoelectric devices and devices that use the materials: wherein A1, A2, R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of a proton, an alkyl group comprising up to 18 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group comprising up to 18 carbon atoms, cyano, nitro, aryls and substituted aryls, and wherein Ar is selected from the group consisting of... Agent: Venable LLP
20100078075 - Organic solar cell device: An organic solar cell device comprising a substrate, a power-generating laminate and a barrier laminate provided on at least one side of the power-generating laminate, wherein the power-generating laminate comprises a pair of electrodes and an organic layer disposed between the electrodes, and the barrier laminate comprises at least one... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & BirchPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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