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20100126547 - Thermoelectric module: The invention relates to microelectronic engineering, to the structural design of cooling thermoelectric modules in particular. The utility model can be used in single-cascade and multicascade thermoelectric modules. The aim of the invention is to provide a thermoelectric module design that absolutely excludes environmental factors. The invented thermoelectric module comprises... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100126548 - Thermoelectric device, thermoelectic device module, and method of forming the thermoelectric device: Provided are a thermoelectric device, a thermoelectric device module, and a method of forming the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric device includes a first conductive type first semiconductor nanowire including at least one first barrier region; a second conductive type second semiconductor nanowire including at least one second barrier region; a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100126550 - Apparatus and methods for managing output power of strings of solar cells: An apparatus and method that controls the power produced by a string of solar cells, enabling the string to operate at its maximum power point when connected to a bus that operates at an externally controlled voltage. The apparatus and method can also be used to increase or decrease the... Agent: Munck Carter/nsc
20100126552 - Integration of a photovoltaic device: Methods and apparatus are provided for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells. A photovoltaic (PV) unit may have all electrical contacts positioned on the back side of the PV device to avoid shadowing and increase absorption of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100126551 - Solar cell module and solar cell module manufacturing method: A solar battery module is provided with a plurality of solar battery cells which are connected to each other by connecting bus bar electrodes (21) formed on the surfaces of the adjacent solar battery cells with wiring material (41a, 41b). The bus bar electrode (21) is embedded in the wiring... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20100126549 - Solar cell module with a luminous element: A solar cell module having an integrally-arranged light emitting device, including a reinforced glass; upper and lower EVA films underlying the reinforced glass; a plurality of solar cells arranged between the upper and lower EVA films and connected in series or parallel by conductive ribbons to convert solar energy into... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20100126555 - Concentrating photovoltaic photo-current balancing system: A solar cell concentrating apparatus includes a parabolic reflector focusing a beam of light on an array of photovoltaic cells to generate electric current. The photocell array includes a number of triangular shaped segments arranged in a polygon. Surrounding the triangular shaped segments is another set of solar cells, each... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100126553 - Inverter with integrated control and regulation for a tracker: An inverter for converting the direct current provided by a solar generator to alternating current includes a control providing a control signal for a drive of the solar generator, for allowing tracking the solar generator after the sun, wherein the control is integrated in the inverter.... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100126556 - Photovoltaic concentrator with auxiliary cells collecting diffuse radiation: High-concentration photovoltaic concentrators can utilize much more expensive high-efficiency cells because they need so much less of them, but much of the solar resource is left ungathered thereby. The main cell is at the focal spot of the concentrator. Low-cost secondary solar cells are now added to the concentrator, surrounding... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100126554 - Staggered light collectors for concentrator solar panels: A solar panel assembly with a first group of spaced-apart solar energy collector modules and a second group of spaced-apart solar energy collector modules. The first and second groups lie in respective parallel planes, which define an air gap therebetween, and are staggered with respect to each other. The staggering... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20100126560 - Photovoltaic module comprising a polymer film and process for manufacturing such a module: A photovoltaic module comprising front and back plates each comprising inner and outer faces, a plurality of photovoltaic cells arranged side by side between the front and back plates and each comprising an antireflection layer, and a peripheral seal arranged between the front and back plates around the photovoltaic cells.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100126559 - Semi-transparent thin-film photovoltaic modules and methods of manufacture: Semi-transparent thin-film photovoltaic modules and methods of making the same are described. A thin-film photovoltaic module comprises a transparent conductive oxide layer, a photoabsorptive layer and a reflective back contact layer. A series of scribes is created between application of each layer with some scribes rendering transparent portions of the... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20100126557 - Solar cell modules comprising an encapsulant sheet of a blend of ethylene copolymers: Disclosed is a solar cell module comprising a polymeric encapsulant sheet, wherein the polymeric encapsulant sheet comprises a blend composition of an ethylene copolymer A and an ethylene copolymer B, the blend composition having a melt flow rate of less than 100 g/10 min, as determined in accordance with ASTM... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100126558 - Solar cell modules comprising an encapsulant sheet of an ethylene copolymer: Disclosed is a solar cell module comprising a polymeric encapsulant sheet, wherein the polymeric encapsulant sheet comprises an ethylene copolymer composition, wherein the ethylene copolymer comprises copolymerized units of ethylene and about 5 to about 20 wt % of an ester of a C4-C8 unsaturated acid having two carboxylic acid... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100126561 - Solar module for pitched roof: The invention provides a device for attaching solar modules that enables an agreeable integration into a roof and which is easy to install. A frame is provided which consists of two lateral frame members, an upper and a lower frame member. Each of the four frame members comprises an area... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100126564 - Ceramic tile with surface functionalized with photovoltaic cells: Described herein is a tile made up of: a ceramic base body having an absorption of water equal to or less than 0.5 wt %; a photovoltaic cell applied directly to a first surface of the ceramic base body; a device containing the electrical and/or electronic part, applied to a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100126565 - Conductive paste for solar cell electrode: To obtain low resistance and high adhesion at the same time in a solar cell electrode, a conductive paste is offered. A conductive paste for solar cell electrode contains conductive powder, organic medium and glass frit which is mixture of more than one kind of glass frit such as a... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100126563 - Dyes for dye sensitized solar cell: wherein each of X and Y may comprise a substituent, comprising aromatic hydrocarbon groups which are respectively independently substituted or unsubstituted, aromatic heterocyclic groups which are substituted or unsubstituted, and a combination thereof, Z may comprise aromatic hydrocarbon groups which are substituted or unsubstituted, heterocyclic groups which are substituted or... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100126568 - Nanowires, nanowire junctions, and methods of making the same: Disclosed is a nanostructure including a first set of nanowires formed from filling a plurality of voids of a template. The nanostructure also includes a second set of nanowires formed from filling a plurality of spaces created when the template is removed, such that the second set of nanowires encases... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20100126562 - Special effect pigments: The present invention provides mixed metal oxide based special effect pigments that can be incorporated into optically thin binder systems to produce a “metal flake” appearance that is superior to the “metal flake” appearance presently achievable using conventional special effect pigments. Special effect pigments according to the invention comprise at... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100126567 - Surface plasmon energy conversion device: The invention relates to a surface plasmon energy converter device which includes a first layer having a first layer dielectric constant. A plurality of nanofeatures is disposed in or on the first layer. A second layer has a second layer dielectric constant which differs from the first layer dielectric constant.... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC
20100126566 - Surface plasmon wavelength converter: A surface plasmon wavelength converter device includes a metallic film which has a plurality of nanofeatures. A wavelength conversion layer having a plurality of centers is disposed adjacent to the metallic film. The surface plasmon wavelength converter device is configured to respond to an incident electromagnetic radiation having a first... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC
20100126572 - Photovoltaic device with back side contacts: Methods and apparatus for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells are provided. A photovoltaic (PV) device generally includes a window layer; an absorber layer disposed below the window layer such that electrons are generated when photons travel... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100126571 - Photovoltaic device with increased light trapping: Methods and apparatus are provided for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells. A photovoltaic (PV) device may incorporate front side and/or back side light trapping techniques in an effort to absorb as many of the photons incident... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100126569 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same: A solar cell includes: a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; uneven patterns disposed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the semiconductor substrate; a first impurity layer disposed on the uneven patterns and which includes... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100126573 - Solar cell with a backside via to contact the emitter layer: A solar cell structure is provided for reducing shadow losses without increasing series resistance in the solar cell device. The solar cell device may form an electrical contact to a solar cell emitter layer from the backside of the solar cell device. With this structure, the emitter contact shadow losses... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100126570 - Thin absorber layer of a photovoltaic device: Methods and apparatus are provided for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells. In one embodiment of a photovoltaic (PV) device, the PV device generally includes an n-doped layer and a p+-doped layer adjacent to the n-doped layer... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100126580 - Cdte deposition process for solar cells: An inexpensive system is provided for manufacturing a CdTe solar cell in a single pass using sputtering without the need for a wet process and without the need for high temperature gas diffusion. Thus, toxic gases and wet chemical baths are advantageously eliminated. A halogen gas, such as chlorine, and... Agent: WoodsideIPGroup
20100126582 - Conductive reflective film and production method thereof: A conductive reflective film which is formed by calcining a substrate on which a composition containing metal nanoparticles is coated, the conductive reflective film including pores which appear on the film contact surface in the substrate side having an average diameter of 100 nm or less, an average depth of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100126577 - Guided mode resonance solar cell: A guided mode resonance solar cell includes a solar cell body and a guided mode resonance unit. The solar cell body is used for converting optical energy into electrical energy. The guided mode resonance unit is formed on the solar cell body, and includes a grating structure and a waveguide... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20100126574 - Melt planarization of solar cell bus bars: Solar cells include bus bars and high aspect-ratio gridlines that are printed on a substrate, and localized melting is induced to slump or flatten the gridline “vertex” portions that are disposed on the bus bars, while maintaining the high aspect-ratio of gridlines portions disposed on the substrate between the bus... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20100126576 - Silicon material surface etching for large polysilicon thin film deposition and stracture: A method for forming a photovoltaic cell. The method includes providing a first silicon material characterized by a resistivity less than about 0.5 ohm cm−1 and a first conductive type impurity characteristic. The first silicon material forms a first conductor layer for a photovoltaic cell. The method deposits a polysilicon... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100126579 - Solar cell having reflective structure: A solar cell having a reflective structure is provided, which includes a front contact, a P layer, an I layer, an N layer, and a back contact that are stacked together. The solar cell having the reflective structure is characterized in that the N layer is a layer of low... Agent: J C Patents
20100126581 - Solar cell module: There are provided a frameless solar cell module and a manufacturing method thereof, in which the frameless solar cell module includes a sub-module including a substrate glass, a thin-film solar cell device formed on the substrate glass, a cover glass attached to a light receiving surface side of the thin-film... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP
20100126575 - Textured transparent conductive layer and method of producing it: The textured transparent conductive layer according to the invention is deposited on a substrate intended for a photoelectric device and exhibiting a surface morphology formed from a sequence of humps and hollows. It is characterized in that its hollows have a rounded base with a radius of more than 25... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100126583 - Thin film solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A thin film solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The thin film solar cell includes a substrate; a transparent layer positioned on the substrate and comprising a plurality of microlenses; a first electrode positioned on the transparent layer; an absorption layer to generate electron-hole pairs... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100126578 - Working electrode, dye-sensitized solar cell having same and method for making same: An exemplary working electrode includes a transparent conductive substrate, a nanorod layer formed on the transparent conductive substrate, and a porous semiconductor layer formed on the nanorod layer. The nanorod layer includes a plurality of nanorods. Each nanorod is comprised of a material selected from the group consisting of iridium-iridium... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100126585 - Module apparatus for solar cell: A solar cell unit is disclosed, wherein the solar cell module includes a solar cell unit converting light from the sun to a DC voltage and outputting the converted DC voltage; an inverting unit inverting the outputted DC voltage to an AC voltage; and an inverting outdoor unit protecting the... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100126584 - Solar cells and solar cell modules: A solar cell module includes a solar cell provided at a center area of a support to expose an edge area of the support. An optical waveguide layer is provided on the edge area of the support to concentrate light to the solar cell.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100126587 - Method and structure for fabricating multiple tiled regions onto a plate using a controlled cleaving process: A reusable transfer substrate member for forming a tiled substrate structure. The member including a transfer substrate, which has a surface region. The surface region comprises a plurality of donor substrate regions. Each of the donor substrate regions is characterized by a donor substrate thickness and a donor substrate surface... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100126586 - Photovoltaic device with space-separated quantum cutting: A photovoltaic device is provided comprising an energy conversion material. The energy conversion material comprises nanosized semiconductor quantum structures comprising a first quantum dot and a second quantum dot. The first quantum dot has a first size, and the second quantum dot has a second size. The separation of the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100122719 - Blasting method and apparatus having abrasive recovery system, processing method of thin-film solar cell panel, and thin-film solar cell panel processed by the method: Particularly, a thin-film solar cell panel or the like is processed without necessity of attaching and detaching of mask and washing steps with respect to a workpiece in a fine blasting employing a fine abrasive. A negative pressure space (20) and an opposing negative pressure space (40) having openings (22,... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay, & Bruneau, P.A.
20100122720 - Passive rare earth tandem solar cell: The use of rare-earth (RE+O, N, P) based materials to transition between two semiconductor materials is disclosed. Rare earth based oxides, nitrides and phosphides provide a wide range of lattice spacings enabling, compressive, tensile or stress-free lattice matching with Group IV, III-V, and Group II-VI compounds. Disclosed embodiments include tandem... Agent: Fernandez & Associates, LLP
20100122721 - Array type concentrating solar cell system: An array type concentrating solar cell system without sun-tracing system is provided, wherein a plurality of transparent spheres or sphere-like transparent articles is used as concentrating means and hence there is no need for the concentrating means to trace the light source, such as the Sun. The plurality of transparent... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100122722 - Portable, durable, integrated solar power generation device: A solar power generation device including a base, a tracking system mounted to the base, a solar collector mounted to the tracking system configured to open as the solar power generation device transitions to an active state and to close as the solar power generation device transitions to an inactive... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20100122723 - Photovoltaic power for communications networks: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for providing photovoltaic power to a communications network. AC electrical power is measured that is consumed in a rectifier that produces a DC output to a telephony transmission line. The DC output is measured in the telephony transmission line. Photovoltaic power is measured that... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20100122724 - Four junction inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cell with two metamorphic layers: A multijunction solar cell including an upper first solar subcell having a first band gap; a second solar subcell adjacent to the first solar subcell and having a second band gap smaller than the first band gap; a first graded interlayer adjacent to the second solar subcell; the first graded... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100122726 - Method and structure for thin film photovoltaic cell using similar material junction: A method for forming a thin film photovoltaic device. The method provides a transparent substrate including a surface region. A first electrode layer overlies the surface region. A copper layer is formed overlying the first electrode layer and an indium layer is formed overlying the copper layer to form a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100122725 - Nanostructured devices: A photovoltaic device is provided. It comprises at least two electrical contacts, p type dopants and n type dopants. It also comprises a bulk region and nanowires in an aligned array which contact the bulk region. All nanowires in the array have one predominant type of dopant, n or p,... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100122729 - Dye compound and photoelectric component using the same: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, D1, D2, B, and n are defined the same as the specification, and also relates to a photoelectric component using the same. The dye compound of the present invention is suitable for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC). Hence, the photoelectric characteristics of the DSSC can be... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100122727 - Method for fabricating iii-v compound semiconductor solar cell and structure thereof: A method for fabricating a III-V compound semiconductor solar cell includes forming a window layer made of III-V compound material over a top surface of an solar cell structure; forming a periodic array of hole textures of the window layer by using a lithography and etching process; and depositing an... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100122728 - Photovoltaic device using low iron high transmission glass with antimony and reduced alkali content and corresponding method: A high transmission low iron glass includes antimony, has reduced total alkali content, and increased silica content, and is suitable for use in photovoltaic devices (e.g., solar cells) or the like. A method of making the glass is also provided. In certain example embodiments, the glass composition may be made... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100122730 - Power-loss-inhibiting current-collector: A power-loss-inhibiting current-collector. The power-loss-inhibiting current-collector includes a trace for collecting current from a solar cell. The power-loss-inhibiting current-collector further includes a current-limiting portion of the power-loss-inhibiting current-collector. The current-limiting portion of the power-loss-inhibiting current-collector is coupled to the trace. The current-limiting portion of the power-loss-inhibiting current-collector is configured to... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100116307 - Module comprising a thermoelectric generator, as well as power source: According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a TEG module, in particular for a power source (10), comprising a space (14) at least partially delimited by walls (16), at least one thermoelectric generator (20) for the conversion of heat into electricity, in which at least one electrically insulated... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100116308 - Thermoelectric conversion element, thermoelectric conversion module, method for producing thermoelectric conversion element: A thermoelectric conversion element, a thermoelectric conversion module, and a method for producing a thermoelectric conversion element are provided, each of the element and the module having a low contact resistance between a p-type thermoelectric conversion material and an n-type thermoelectric conversion material and being capable of being used at... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100116309 - Thermoelectric materials: Disclosed herein is a thermoelectric material for intermediate- and low-temperature applications, in which any one or a mixture of two or more selected from among La, Sc and MM is added to a Ag-containing metallic thermoelectric material or semiconductor thermoelectric material. The thermoelectric material has a low thermal diffusivity, a... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & AssociatesIPLaw LLC
20100116313 - A photovoltaic module or panel with a ceramic support slab: A photovoltaic module (1) comprises a plurality of photovoltaic cells (100), electrically interconnected to define a photo-active surface (2). The photovoltaic cells (100) being closed between a front covering layer (3a) and a back covering layer (3b) which are electrically insulating, the front covering layer (3a) being frontally covered by... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100116315 - Active rare earth tandem solar cell: The use of rare-earth (RE and O, N, P) based materials to transition between two different semiconductor materials and enable up and/or down conversion of incident radiation is disclosed. Rare earth based oxides, nitrides and phosphides provide a wide range of lattice spacing enabling, compressive, tensile or stress-free lattice matching... Agent: Fernandez & Associates, LLP
20100116314 - Conductor connection member, connection structure, and solar cell module: The electric conductor connecting member of this invention comprises a metal foil having a roughened surface on at least one main side, and an adhesive layer formed on the roughened surface of the metal foil.... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100116311 - Dye-sensitized solar cell module and method for producing the same: A dye-sensitized solar cell module comprising: at least two dye-sensitized solar cells each formed by layering, on a light transmitting substrate, a transparent conductive layer, a grid electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer in which a dye is adsorbed in a porous semiconductor layer and the porous semiconductor layer is filled... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100116310 - Solar battery cell connection method and solar battery module: The method of connecting solar battery cells of the present invention is a method of connecting solar battery cells which are each provided with a front-face electrode on a front face thereof and a back-face electrode on a back face thereof, and comprises: a first process of preparing a wiring... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100116312 - Solar cells: Organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices are disclosed. The devises are thin-film crystalline organic optoelectronic devices capable of generating a voltage when exposed to light, and prepared by a method including the steps of: depositing a first organic layer over a first electrode; depositing a second organic layer over the first organic... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Princeton
20100116316 - Truncated pyramid structures for see-through solar cells: The present disclosure presents a partially-transparent (see-through) three-dimensional thin film solar cell (3-D TFSC) substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of unit cells. Each unit cell structure has the shape of a truncated pyramid, and its parameters may be varied to allow a desired portion of sunlight to pass through.... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20100116317 - Inter-facing solar panels: A method for effectively collecting solar energy, including disposing solar panels substantially inter-facing each other, and reflecting sun light between inter-facing solar panels. A solar panel, including a first portion adapted to convert sun light into usable energy at a first optimal wavelength; and a second portion adapted to convert... Agent: Feng Ma
20100116319 - Light collection and concentration system: A light collection and concentration system includes a primary light concentrator, a light transport structure, and a light directing structure optically associated with the primary light concentrator. The system may include an optional secondary light concentrator. Each unit-system includes a plurality of the primary light concentrators and a respective plurality... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20100116320 - Method and device for the utilization of solar energy: The present invention concerns an apparatus (100, 200) for and a method of using solar energy. To provide an alternative apparatus (100, 200) and an alternative method of using solar energy which structurally requires less complication and expenditure and which is favourable in provision and operation, in accordance with the... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC
20100116318 - Pixelated photovoltaic array method and apparatus: The present invention comprises a method and apparatus to increase the efficiency of photovoltaic conversion of light into electrical power and to achieve operation at higher optical power and therefore higher electrical power. Preferred embodiments increase the efficiency of photovoltaic power conversion of any source of a beam of photons... Agent: O'connor & Company
20100116321 - Apparatus for collecting sunlight: An apparatus for collecting sunlight includes a primary focus reflector, a secondary parallelization reflector, and a connection mechanism. The primary focus reflector has an inner rounded surface, an outer plane formed on an edge of the inner rounded surface, and a through-hole formed at a center of the inner rounded... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100116322 - Collector for the generation of electrical and thermal energy: A semitransparent collector generates electrical and thermal energy exclusively from solar radiant energy. In the collector, a semitransparent photovoltaic module that forms the top part of the collector as well as a solar thermal module which forms the bottom part of the collector and is not mechanically connected to the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100116324 - Flexible wind deflector for photovoltaic array perimeter assembly: A photovoltaic (“PV”) array includes a plurality of interconnected PV modules. A PV array perimeter assembly may be positioned along the perimeter of the PV array to restrain horizontal movement of the array. For improved wind performance, the PV array perimeter assembly may include curbs that come with pre-attached flexible... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto LLP
20100116325 - High efficiency solar panel and system: Disclosed is a photovoltaic solar panel with improved efficiency and the output of such panel can be AC. The panel can comprise a hermetically sealed space which comprises a first sheet, multiple energy conversion cells divided into groups, an access matrix and a second sheet. The access matrix can provide... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco
20100116323 - Interconnector, solar cell string using the interconnector and method of manufacturing thereof, and solar cell module, using the solar cell string: An interconnector includes a strip-shaped and electrically conductive member electrically connecting respective electrodes of adjacent solar cells, the conductive member includes a plurality of planar stress relief parts and the stress relief parts are formed at equal pitches. With this structure, a stress due to a difference in thermal expansion... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100116326 - Hybrid solar cells with 3-dimensional hyperbranched nanocrystals: A hyperbranched semiconductor nanocrystal particle, which includes a first arm, where the first arm has an intermediate portion and opposing terminal portions, and a second arm, extending from the intermediate portion of the first arm.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100116327 - Four junction inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cell: A method of manufacturing a solar cell by providing a first semiconductor substrate and depositing a first sequence of layers of semiconductor material to form a first solar subcell, including a first bond layer disposed on the top of the first sequence of layers. A second semiconductor substrate is provided,... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100116333 - Ingan columnar nano-heterostructures for solar cells: Methods, devices, and compositions of matter related to high efficiency InGaN-based photovoltaic devices. The disclosed synthesis of semiconductor heterostructures may be exploited to produce higher efficiency, longer lasting, photovoltaic cells.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100116329 - Methods of forming high-efficiency solar cell structures: Methods for forming solar cells include forming, over a substrate, a first junction comprising at least one III-V material and having a threading dislocation density of less than approximately 107 cm−2, and forming, over the first junction, a cap layer comprising silicon, wherein the substrate consists essentially of silicon.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100116331 - Photovoltaic device and process for producing same: A photovoltaic device and a process for producing the device that enables a higher level of performance to be achieved at low cost. The photovoltaic device includes at least two laminated photovoltaic layers, and an intermediate layer that is disposed between the two photovoltaic layers and connects the two photovoltaic... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100116328 - Process for producing photovoltaic device and photovoltaic device: A process for producing a photovoltaic device having a high conversion efficiency with improved productivity. The process for producing a photovoltaic device includes an n-layer formation step of depositing an n-layer composed of crystalline silicon on a substrate disposed inside a deposition chamber under reduced pressure conditions by heating the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100116330 - Solar cell module, solar cell wiring member, and method of manufacturing solar cell module: A solar cell module of the present invention is provided with: a unit solar cell (2) in which a first electrode (21) and a second electrode (22) are formed in a non-light-receiving face; a solar cell wiring member (1) including a first conductor wire (11) connected to the first electrode... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100116332 - Transparent substrate provided with an improved electrode layer: This substrate, having a glass function, is combined with a textured electrode comprising at least one transparent conductive layer based on one or more metal oxides, said layer being covered with at least one functional layer of an element capable of collecting light, and is covered with an interface layer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100116335 - Low-cost multi-junction solar cells and methods for their production: Solar cells fabricated without gasification of metallurgical-grade silicon. The substrates are prepared by: melting metallurgical grade silicon in a furnace; solidifying the melted metallurgical grade silicon into an ingot; slicing the ingot to obtain a plurality of wafers; polishing and cleaning each wafer; depositing aluminum layer on backside of each... Agent: Joseph Bach
20100116334 - Vhf energized plasma deposition process for the preparation of thin film materials: A VHF energized plasma deposition process wherein a process gas is decomposed in a plasma so as to deposit the thin film material onto a substrate, is carried out at process gas pressures which are in the range of 0.5-2.0 torr, with substrate temperatures that do not exceed 300° C.,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100116336 - Light collection and concentration system: A light collection and concentration system includes a primary light concentrator, a light transport structure, and a light directing structure optically associated with the primary light concentrator. The system may include an optional secondary light concentrator. Each unit-system includes a plurality of the primary light concentrators and a respective plurality... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20100116337 - Tandem module photovoltaic devices including an organic module: A tandem module photovoltaic cell can include an organic module in parallel with a semiconductor module.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100116340 - Dye sensitized photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof, electronic equipment, and semiconductor electrode and manufacturing method thereof: In a dye sensitized photoelectric conversion device having an electrolyte layer (6) between a semiconductor electrode (3) including, for example, fine semiconductor particles to which a sensitizing dye is adsorbed and a counter electrode (5), two kinds of dyes are used as the dye, and the two kinds of dyes... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100116338 - High quality semiconductor material: A hydrogenated, silicon based semiconductor alloy has a defect density of less than 1016 cm−3. The alloy may comprise a hydrogenated silicon alloy or a hydrogenated silicon-germanium alloy. Hydrogen content of the alloy is generally less than 15%, and in some instances less than 11%. The tandem photovoltaic devices which... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100116339 - Method for producing solid phase sheet and photovaltaic cell employing solid phase sheet: An object of the invention is to solve the problem that a residual melt remaining on a surface of a solid phase sheet of a semiconductor material causes cracks in the solid phase sheet, resulting in degraded yield. The residual melt occurs in the process of producing the solid phase... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100116341 - Copper-gallium allay sputtering target, method for fabricating the same and related applications: A method for fabricating a copper-gallium alloy sputtering target comprises forming a raw target; treating the raw target with at least one thermal treatment between 500° C.˜850° C. being mechanical treatment, thermal annealing treatment for 0.5˜5 hours or a combination thereof to form a treated target; and cooling the treated... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100116342 - Organic photoelectric converter and polymer useful for production of the same: The present invention provides an organic photoelectric converter and a polymer useful for the production of the same. The polymer comprises a repeating unit comprising a structure represented by the following formula (1a) and/or a structure represented by the following formula (1b), and a structure represented by the following formula... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20100108115 - Bulk thermoelectric material and thermoelectric device comprising the same: A bulk thermoelectric material having a structure in which migration of carriers is not inhibited but phonons are scattered is described. The bulk thermoelectric material includes: a bulk crystalline thermoelectric material matrix; and nanoparticles coated with a conductive material within the thermoelectric material matrix.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100108116 - Enhanced dye sensitized solar cells: A first concept is directed to an improved dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). In a first embodiment, photo energy conversion efficiency (PCE) is increased by employing a reflective layer disposed underneath the DSSC device to direct light that would otherwise be wasted back into the DSSC device. In a second embodiment,... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100108117 - Thermoelectric module package and manufacturing method therefor: A package is adapted to a thermoelectric module in which a plurality of thermoelectric elements is electrically connected in series and aligned between a lower electrode and an upper electrode and is constituted of a metal frame and a metal base which is a metal plate having good thermal conductivity... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100108119 - Integrated bypass diode assemblies for back contact solar cells and modules: The present invention comprises methods for manufacturing solar cell modules having improved fault tolerance and the ability to maximize module power output in response to non-optimal operation of one or more solar cells in the module. To improve the fault tolerance, the individual solar cells may each have a bypass... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100108118 - Photovoltaic power farm structure and installation: Unique mounting structures and installation methods for arrays of photovoltaic modules are disclosed. These structures and methods allow for simple, inexpensive and facile production of expansive area solar energy collection facilities.... Agent: Daniel Luch
20100108120 - Multi-stage folding portable solar charging apparatus: A multi-stage folding portable solar charging apparatus includes first, second and third photoelectric conversion modules. The second photoelectric conversion module is pivotally connected to a side of the first photoelectric conversion module and folded/unfolded with respect to an upper surface of the first photoelectric conversion module, and the third photoelectric... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20100108122 - Combined diode, lead assembly incorporating an expansion joint: A combined diode, lead assembly incorporating two expansion joints. The combined diode, lead assembly incorporating two expansion joints includes a diode having a first diode terminal and a second diode terminal, a first conductor and a second conductor. The first conductor includes a first terminal that is electrically coupled to... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20100108121 - Concentrating solar cell module: A concentrating solar cell module without sun-tracing system is provided, wherein a transparent sphere is used as a concentrator and hence there is no need for the concentrator to trace light source, such as the Sun.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100108123 - Interconnecting reflector ribbon for solar cell modules: A solar cell module comprises a light receiving structure with a substantially transparent front cover and a plurality of active elements placed behind the said front cover. At least one interconnector is situated between adjacent active elements, the interconnectors having a reflective structure facing towards said front cover.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100108124 - Solar energy concentrator: A solar concentrator assembly comprises a stepped wave-guide assembly, a reflective mirror assembly, and an optical target providing unit. The stepped wave-guide assembly includes at least one surface, comprising a set of parallel but offset adjacent surfaces, and an opposing surface. The wave-guide assembly propagates light in a total internal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100108127 - Articles with highly abrasion-resistant grafted polyolefin layers: An article is disclosed which comprises a substrate and an outermost layer where the outermost layer or a portion thereof adheres to or in contact with the substrate and comprises a grafted polyolefin composition and the article provides long lifetime, highly abrasion-resistant articles for use in a wide range of... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100108125 - Solar cell module having a low haze encapsulant layer: A solar cell module comprising a solar cell layer and a sheet comprising at least one layer of a sodium ionomer composition, wherein the sodium ionomer composition consists essentially of a sodium ionomer that is an ionic, neutralized derivative of a precursor α-olefin carboxylic acid copolymer, wherein about 10% to... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100108126 - Solar cells modules comprising low haze encapsulants: Provided is a solar cell module comprising a solar cell layer and an ionomer sheet comprising an ionomer composition, said ionomer composition comprises a first ionomer that is the neutralized product of a first precursor acid copolymer, wherein, (A) the first precursor acid copolymer comprises copolymerized units of a first... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100108128 - Co-extruded, multilayered polyolefin-based backsheet for electronic device modules: Multilayer structures useful as a backsheet for an electronic device, e.g., a photovoltaic cell, comprise (A) a top layer comprising a polyolefin resin, e.g., ethylene vinyl acetate, and having a top facial surface and a bottom facial surface, (B) a tie layer comprising an adhesive, e.g., an ethylene glycidyl methacrylate,... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c./dow Intellectual Property Department
20100108129 - Silicon solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A silicon solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The silicon solar cell includes a silicon semiconductor substrate doped with first conductive impurities, an emitter layer doped with second conductive impurities having polarities opposite polarities of the first conductive impurities on the substrate, an anti-reflective layer... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100108131 - Techniques for use of nanotechnology in photovoltaics: Techniques for combining nanotechnology with photovoltaics are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a photovoltaic device is provided comprising the following steps. A plurality of nanowires are formed on a substrate, wherein the plurality of nanowires attached to the substrate comprises a nanowire forest. In the presence of... Agent: Michael J. Chang, LLC
20100108130 - Thin interdigitated backside contact solar cell and manufacturing process thereof: A design and manufacturing method for an interdigitated backside contact photovoltaic (PV) solar cell less than 100 μm thick are disclosed. A porous silicon layer is formed on a wafer substrate. Portions of the PV cell are then formed using diffusion, epitaxy and autodoping from the substrate. All backside processing... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100108137 - Crystalline solar cell having stacked structure and method of manufacturing the crystalline solar cell: Provided are a crystalline solar cell having a stacked structure capable of increasing light absorption efficiency and preventing deterioration in a semiconductor and a method of manufacturing the crystalline solar cell. The crystalline solar cell having a stacked structure includes a non-conductive lattice buffer layer which is made of a... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100108140 - Device capable of thermally cooling while electrically insulating: The present disclosure relates to a device for thermally cooling while electrically insulating. The device contains a first adhesive layer, substrate, a second adhesive layer and a heat sink. The first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer are a vinyl or acrylic based polymer. The adhesive layers and the... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100108135 - Dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion element module and a method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device is formed by sequentially arranging a dye-sensitized semiconductor layer (3), a porous insulating layer (4) and a counter electrode (5) on a transparent conductive layer (2) which is formed on a transparent substrate (1). The counter electrode (5) is composed of a metal or alloy... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100108139 - Gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon solar cell and manufacture method for the same: A manufacture method for a gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon solar cell is provided. The method includes classifying the sheets of gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon according to resistivity; texturing and washing the sheets of gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon; diffusing the classified, textured and washed sheets of gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon; etching and depositing the sheets... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100108141 - Method for connecting conductor, member for connecting conductor, connecting structure and solar cell module: The electric conductor connection method of the invention is a method for electrical connection between a mutually separated first electric conductor and second electric conductor, comprising a step of hot pressing a metal foil, a first adhesive layer formed on one side of the metal foil and a first electric... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100108132 - Nano-devices and methods of manufacture thereof: Disclosed herein is a nanodevice. Disclosed herein too is a method of manufacturing a nanodevice. In one embodiment the nanodevice includes a first substrate; a second substrate; a nanowire; the nanowire contacting the first substrate and the second substrate; the nanowire comprising a metal, a semi-conductor or a combination thereof.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100108138 - Photovoltaic silicon solar cells: A photovoltaic semiconductor solar cell with a backside semiconductor-oxide-nitride-oxide nonvolatile charge storage structure (referred to as a “PHONOS solar cell”) is disclosed. The PHONOS solar cell includes a semiconductor surface region, a semiconductor bulk region, and a backside structure that includes the SONO nonvolatile charge storage structure and a backside... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP
20100108136 - Solar cell: A solar cell includes a photoelectric conversion module having a light incident surface for receiving light and converting the light into electric energy, and glass layer containing europium therein applied on the light incident surface. The glass layer modulates wavelength of received light to a higher level and transmits modulated... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100108133 - Thin film semiconductor photovoltaic device: A substantially transparent substrate having first and second major surfaces and a plurality of side surfaces; a thin-film semiconductor layer coupled to the first major surface of the substrate and including first and second major surfaces and at least one photo-sensitive p-n junction therein; and a light directing feature operable... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100108134 - Thin two sided single crystal solar cell and manufacturing process thereof: A design and manufacturing method for a photovoltaic (PV) solar cell less than 100 μm thick are disclosed. A porous silicon layer is formed on a wafer substrate. Portions of the PV cell are then formed using diffusion, epitaxy and autodoping from the substrate. All front side processing of the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100108143 - Articles with highly abrasion-resistant polyolefin layers: An article is disclosed which comprises a substrate and an outermost layer where the outermost layer or a portion thereof adheres to or in contact with the substrate and comprises a polyolefin composition and the article provides long lifetime, highly abrasion-resistant articles for use in a wide range of aggressive... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100108142 - Compact solar apparatus for producing electricity and method of producing electricity using a compact solar apparatus: The present invention relates to a compact solar module (CSM) apparatus and a method of producing electricity using such an apparatus in residential buildings for example. One embodiment of the module is made of two arrays of 2×4 solar cells. Each cell in the array has a surface area of... Agent: Timothy L. HarneyPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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