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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100326486 - Thermal transmitter for energy use of thermal radiation and convection: A thermogenerator is fitted with a thermal transmitter arranged between a thermal storage battery and a thermal diffuser. The transmitter preferably forms a thermal barrier with imbedded Peltier elements acting as thermal gates between the accumulator and the diffuser.... Agent: Parfomak, Andrew N. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus Pa
20100326487 - Thermoelectric element and thermoelectric device: The present invention provides thermoelectric elements, each of which can transfer heat efficiently to a heat source with a curved surface, such as a columnar heat source. A thermoelectric element of the present invention includes a laminate with two different types of thermoelectric conversion materials that are layered alternately from... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100326491 - Dopant-containing contact material: A photovoltaic device can include a doped contact layer adjacent to a semiconductor absorber layer, where the doped contact layer includes a metal base material and a dopant.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100326489 - Light-electricity conversion device: Light-electricity conversion devices based on II-VI semiconductor materials are provided. The light-electricity conversion devices are able to cover a wide spectrum range.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100326490 - Photovoltaic panel with hot plug connector: A photovoltaic assembly is provided, which includes a docking station to facilitate the transmission of DC electricity from the photovoltaic panel and the transmission of AC electricity to various electric appliances. The photovoltaic assembly includes an inverter module that connects to the docking station through a connector. The system enables... Agent: Lester H. Birnbaum
20100326488 - Simulated photovoltaic module and array including same: A photovoltaic array includes a functioning photovoltaic module for converting sunlight into electricity. The functioning photovoltaic module includes a first panel having a first exterior surface. The array further includes a simulated photovoltaic module disposed adjacent to the functioning photovoltaic module. The simulated photovoltaic module includes a second panel having... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100326493 - Photovoltaic apparatus utilizing internal reflection: A photovoltaic apparatus comprising: a semi-transparent photovoltaic panel to absorb a portion of the photons and to produce electrical energy, wherein the panel has a first conducting surface on the top thereof facing upwards and a second conducting surface at the bottom thereof facing downwards; and a bottom mirror and... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20100326492 - Photovoltaic cell support structure assembly: A plurality of CPV cells are mounted on a common ALOX™ plate. A copper interconnection layer is deposited over an insulating aluminum oxide surface of the ALOX™ plate. The interconnection layer connects all the CPV cells in series, so no wires are needed. In one embodiment, each CPV cell is... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20100326495 - Self-cleaning protective coatings for use with photovoltaic cells: Systems and materials to improve photovoltaic cell efficiency by implementing a self-cleaning function on photovoltaic cells and on albedo surfaces associated with photovoltaic cell assemblies are provided. Materials for protecting albedo surfaces that surround photovoltaic cell assemblies, thereby maximizing energy input into the photovoltaic cell assemblies, are provided. Materials for... Agent: Jones Day
20100326494 - Solar cell, concentrating solar power generation module, and solar cell manufacturing method: A solar cell according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a solar cell element that photoelectrically converts sunlight Ls, and a columnar optical member having an incidence surface on which sunlight Ls concentrated by a concentrating lens is incident and an irradiation surface that irradiates sunlight Ls to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100326496 - High efficiency photovoltaic cell for solar energy harvesting: A photovoltaic cell comprising having improved absorption of electromagnetic radiation is disclosed. The photovoltaic cell can include a rear contact, a first cell having a first band-gap energy, and a rear contact in electrical communication with an electromechanical device. The first cell can include InxGaySbz, where x+y+z=1 and z ranges... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100326497 - Highly efficient tandem polymer photovoltaic cells: A tandem polymer photovoltaic device includes a first bulk hetero-junction polymer semiconductor layer, a second bulk hetero-junction polymer semiconductor layer spaced apart from the first bulk hetero-junction polymer semiconductor layer, and a metal-semiconductor layer between and in contact with the first and second bulk hetero junction polymer semiconductor layers. The... Agent: Venable LLP
20100326498 - External electrical connectors for solar modules: Provided are low profile, water-resistant and touch safe safe electrical connectors for solar modules. According to various embodiments, the electrical connectors include a low-profile conductive stud, a low-profile sheath that surrounds the stud, and a socket to mate with the stud. According to various embodiments, the sheath and socket mate... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP-msol Attn: Miasole
20100326500 - Electrolyte composition and photoelectric conversion element using same: An electrolyte composition is in solid form, and includes a polymer compound containing a cation structure selected from a group consisting of ammonium, phosphonium and sulfonium structures in either the principal chain or a side chain of the polymer, and a halide ion and/or a polyhalide as a counter anion.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100326501 - Laminated polyester film and solar panel made thereof: This invention discloses a laminated film comprising two thermoplastic polyester outer layers of identical polytrimethylene terephthalates, different polytrimethylene terephthalates, identical blends of polytrimethylene terephthalate or different blends of polytrimethylene terephthalate and a middle layer selected from a metal foil, polyethylene-vinyl acetate, and a thermoplastic polymer comprising thermoplastic polyester different from... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100326499 - Solar cell with enhanced efficiency: Solar cells and methods for manufacturing solar cells are disclosed. An example solar cell includes a substrate, and an electron conductor layer situated adjacent the substrate. The electron conductor layer may form a pattern of projections with one or more gaps between the projections. An active layer may be situated... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100326502 - Harvesting and aggregating low photonic energy: In various embodiments, energy is harvested from a plurality of photons of received light, each photon having energy below an activation energy threshold of a photon activated process. The harvested energy from one or more of the photons is aggregated until the aggregated energy exceeds the activation energy level. The... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20100326505 - Dye-sensitized solar cells and manufacturing method for thereof: Dye-sensitized solar cell and a manufacturing method for the same are disclosed. Dye-sensitized solar cell according to one embodiment of this document can comprise a first substrate including a first electrode, a photo-absorption layer positioned on the first substrate, and a second substrate including a second electrode, the second substrate... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100326503 - Fiber optic solar nanogenerator cells: A dye-sensitized solar cell including ZnO nanowire arrays grown of a flat substrate for harvesting solar energy is integrated with a piezoelectric nanogenerator for harvesting ultrasonic wave energy. The two energy harvesting approaches work simultaneously or individually and can be integrated in parallel or serial for raising the output current,... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC
20100326508 - Mixed-type heterojunction thin-film solar cell structure and method for fabricating the same: The present invention discloses a mixed-type heterojunction thin-film solar cell structure and a method for fabricating the same. Firstly, a conductive substrate and a template are provided, and the template has a substrate and an inorganic wire array formed on the substrate. Next, a conjugate polymer layer is formed on... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100326506 - Photovoltaic cells comprising group iv-vi semiconductor core-shell nanocrystals: The present invention relates to photovoltaic cells comprising group IV-VI semiconductor nanocrystals as photoactive components. In particular, these nanocrystals are of core-shell or core-alloyed shell configuration, each comprising a core of a first group IV-VI semiconductor material having a selected band gap energy, and either a core-overcoating shell consisting of... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20100326504 - Solar cell and fabrication method thereof: The present invention relates to a solar cell and a fabrication method thereof, whereby the method includes doping a silicon substrate having a first conductive type impurity with a second conductive type impurity, the second conductive type impurity being opposite to the first conductive type impurity, and thereby forming an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100326507 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: In a manufacturing method of a thin film solar cell in which a p-type layer, an i-type layer, and an n-type layer are layered, the i-type layer is an amorphous silicon layer, the n-type layer is a microcrystalline silicon layer, and in a process of forming the n-type layer, a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100326515 - Base material for solar cell: It is to provide a base material for a solar cell, constituted by a stretched film of a composition containing a thermoplastic crystalline resin and inert particles, in which the base material for a solar cell has, on at least one side, a surface that has a center plane average... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100326509 - Doped diamond solar cell: Implementations and techniques for doped diamond solar cells are generally disclosed.... Agent: OmikronIPLaw Group
20100326517 - High efficiency photovoltaic modules: The invention relates to high efficiency solar collection devices having a matte surface, a low refractive index surface, or both, that increases solar radiation transmission into the device. The matte surface is on a thermoplastic and may be provided in many ways, such as by a matting agent, by the... Agent: Arkema Inc. Patent Department - 26th Floor
20100326513 - Inverse opal structure having dual porosity, method of manufacturing the same, dye-sensitized solar cell, and method of manufacturing the dye-sensitized solar cell: An inverse opal structure having dual porosity, a method of manufacturing the inverse opal structure, a dye-sensitized solar cell, and a method of manufacturing the dye-sensitized solar cell improve the light scattering effects of an included light scattering layer and improve functions of included electrodes. The inverse opal structure includes... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100326512 - Multi-layer system with contact elements and a method for constructing a contact element for a multi-layer system: The invention relates to a layer system comprising a contact element (5) and a substrate (1). A multilayer system (14) that is disposed on the substrate (1) has at least one top layer (3; 4) and a bottom layer (2; 3) as well as a contact element (5) which penetrates... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100326516 - Photoelectric transfer device: In a photoelectric transfer device having a semiconductor electrode composed of semiconductor nanoparticles and an electrolyte layer between a pair of transparent conductive substrates, a transparent conductive substrate at the light-receiving side is made by stacking a transparent substrate, conductive wiring layer and a metal oxide layer in order from... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100326514 - Solar cell: A solar cell includes: a photoelectric conversion body having a light receiving surface through which irradiation light may enter to the photoelectric conversion body; a light transmission body provided on the light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion body, the light transmission body having a light receiving surface; and an... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20100326518 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing solar cell: A solar cell includes a rear surface electrode layer a semiconductor layer formed on a surface of rear surface electrode layer a front surface electrode layer formed on a surface of semiconductor layer and a support layer on a surface of rear surface electrode layer at a side opposite the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100326511 - Solar cell wherein solar photovolatic thin film is directly formed on base: Disclosed is a solar cell comprising a solar cell semiconductor thin film formed on a base, a transparent conductive film formed on the semiconductor thin film, and a nitride-containing moisture diffusion-preventing film which covers the upper surface of the transparent conductive film. The moisture diffusion-preventing film is preferably composed of... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20100326510 - Thin semiconductor lamina adhered to a flexible substrate: A semiconductor donor body such as a wafer is implanted with ions to form a cleave plane. The donor wafer is affixed to a polyimide receiver element, for example by applying polyimide in liquid form to the donor wafer, then curing, or by affixing the donor wafer to a preformed... Agent: The Mueller Law Office, P.C.
20100326519 - Hidden organic optoelectronic devices with a light scattering layer: An optoelectronic device (100) comprising at least one optoelectronic active region (101) comprising at least a rear electrode (102) and a front electrode (103) between which an organic optoelectronic material (104) is sandwiched, said rear electrode (102) being reflective, and a cover layer (105) arranged in front of said front... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100326520 - Thin film solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A thin film solar cell including a substrate, a first conductive layer, a first photovoltaic layer, a second conductive layer and a crystallization layer is provided. The first conductive layer is disposed on the substrate. The first photovoltaic layer is disposed on the first conductive layer. The second conductive layer... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100326522 - Pv module and wavelength conversion type light trapping film for pv module: A photovoltaic (PV) module in which electric power generation efficiency is enhanced by enhancing light utilization rate. A encapsulant (202) is a first layer, a wavelength conversion type light trapping film (300) is a second layer, an antireflection film (104) is a third layer and an n-type layer is a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100326521 - Solar concentrator with induced dipole alignment of pivoted mirrors: This invention deals with novel method and apparatus for positioning and motion control of the elements (mirrors) of a Fresnel reflector solar concentrator tracking heliostat array by induced and/or permanent dipole coupling to an electronic grid to produce angular deflection, and rotational motion. Thus forces and torques are produced without... Agent: Mario Rabinowitz
20100326523 - System and method for collecting and optically transmitting solar radiation: A solar power system includes solar panels placed below-grade and an optical section placed above-grade that collects solar radiation and transmits the solar radiation to the solar panels. The optical section may include optical components and a tracking mechanism. Photovoltaic material may be mounted to one or more surfaces below... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20100326524 - Organic solar cell and method of fabricating the same: s
20100326526 - Emissive aryl-heteroaryl compounds: Disclosed herein are compounds represented by Formula 1, wherein R1, Ar1, X, Ar2, Ara, and Het are described herein. Compositions and light-emitting devices related thereto are also disclosed.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100326525 - Molecular semiconductors containing diketopyrrolopyrrole and dithioketopyrrolopyrrole chromophores for small molecule or vapor processed solar cells: Optoelectronic devices, such as photovoltaic devices, comprising a low band gap, solution processable diketopyrrolopyrrole or dithioketopyrrolopyrrole chromophore core or cores are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of fabricating such optoelectronic devices.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100326527 - Naphtalene-imide semiconductor polymers: Disclosed are new semiconductor materials prepared from naphthalene-imide copolymers. Such polymers can exhibit desirable electronic properties and can possess processing advantages including solution-processability and/or good stability at ambient conditions.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100326528 - Photosensitizing transition metal complex and its use for photovoltaic cell: A photosensitizing transition metal complex of the formula (Ia) MLY1, (Ib) MLX3 (Ic) MLY2X, (Id) MLY3X or (Ie) MLY4X in which M is a transition metal selected from ruthenium, osmium, iron, rhenium and technetium, preferably ruthenium or osmium. X is a co-ligand independently selected from NCS—, Cl—, Br—, I—, CN—,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100326529 - Photosensitizing transition metal complex and its use for photovoltaic cell: A photosensitizing transition metal complex of the formula (Ia) MLY1, (Ib) MLX3 (Ic) MLY2X, (Id) MLY3X or (Ie) MLY4X in which M is a transition metal selected from ruthenium, osmium, iron, rhenium and technetium, preferably ruthenium or osmium. X is a co-ligand independently selected from NCS—, Cl—, Br—, I—, CN—,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100319746 - High efficiency thermoelectric power generation using zintl-type materials: The invention disclosed herein relates to thermoelectrically-active p-type Zintl phase materials as well as devices utilizing such compounds. Such thermoelectric materials and devices may be used to convert thermal energy into electrical energy, or use electrical energy to produce heat or refrigeration. Embodiments of the invention relate to p-type thermoelectric... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles
20100319747 - Integrated thermal electric generator with heat storage unit: A multi-layered solid-state thermal-electrical generator (“MSTEG”) system capable of generating electricity from thermal energy is disclosed. An MSTEG system includes a thermal layer, a regulating layer, and a storage layer. The thermal layer, in one embodiment, includes multiple integrated thermal-electrical generator (“ITEG”) devices configured to generate electricity in response to... Agent: James M. Wu Jw Law Group
20100319745 - Method of using thermoelectric device: A method using an apparatus includes the following steps. Providing a thermoelectric composite material, and establishing a sufficient temperature gradient in the thermoelectric composite material to create a voltage. The thermoelectric composite material includes a carbon nanotube structure comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes and a plurality of spaces defined... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100319744 - Thermoelectric modules and related methods: An example method for making thermoelectric modules generally includes coupling a first wafer and a second wafer together, processing the first and second wafers to produce a first thermoelectric element and a second thermoelectric element where the first thermoelectric element and the second thermoelectric element are coupled together, coupling the... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100319748 - Thermopile wire, winding support, and method and machine for the production of a thermoelectric generator: The invention relates to a thermopile wire (1), a winding support for such a thermopile wire, as well as a method and a machine (11) for producing a thermoelectric generator including a thermopile wire (1). The invention takes into account that the effective winding diameter changes from one winding layer... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100319749 - Sub-micrometer gap thermophotovoltaic structure (mtpv) and fabrication method therefor: An MTPV thermophotovoltaic chip comprising a photovoltaic cell substrate, micron/sub-micron gap-spaced from a juxtaposed heat or infrared radiation-emitting substrate, with a radiation-transparent intermediate window substrate preferably compliantly adhered to the photovoltaic cell substrate and bounding the gap space therewith.... Agent: Taylor Russell & Russell, P.C.
20100319750 - Thermoelectric material and thermoelectric device: A thermoelectric composite material includes a carbon nanotube structure and an electrically conductive polymer layer. The carbon nanotube structure includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes and spaces. The electrically conductive polymer layer is coated on surfaces of the carbon nanotubes.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100319751 - Series interconnected thin-film photovoltaic module and method for preparation thereof: The invention provides series interconnected thin-film photovoltaic module and method of preparation thereof. The photovoltaic module includes photovoltaic cells that may be interconnected by a conductive member. The conductive member may electrically connect a top surface of a photovoltaic cell with the bottom surface of another photovoltaic cell, while contacting... Agent: Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello, Co., L.p.a
20100319753 - Glass unit: A glass unit includes an energy collecting layer attached to a light directing device for collecting a light energy from the light directing device, and an energy converting layer electrically coupled to the energy collecting layer for converting the light energy into an electric energy, and the light directing device... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100319754 - Photovoltaic module configuration: Improvements for a photovoltaic module (PVM) include the use of a micro-embossed, reflective optical film located in areas of the PVM not covered by the solar cells. The optical film is configured to reflect light incident upon the PVM onto the solar cells and may be formed from a polymeric... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP
20100319752 - Radiating apparatus for solar cell: A solar cell pack includes a solar cell for converting light into electricity, a circuit layer attached to the solar cell for transferring the electricity from the solar cell to a storage apparatus and radiating apparatus for radiating heat from the solar cell and the circuit layer. The radiating apparatus... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC
20100319755 - Solar augmentation system: The present invention relates to a solar panel condenser apparatus that includes an optical condenser and a photovoltaic cell. The optical condenser may be two or more stages of Fresnel lenses. The optical condenser may also include one or more optical devices to separate sunlight into frequency bands so that... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100319756 - Solar cell apparatus with high heat-dissipating efficiency: The invention provides a solar cell apparatus with high heat-dissipating efficiency. The solar cell apparatus includes a heat-conducting device, a heat-dissipating device, and an energy-converting device. The heat-conducting device includes a flat portion and a contact portion. The heat-dissipating device contacts the contact portion and includes a plurality of fins.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100319760 - semiconducting component: This invention relates to an electronic semiconductive component comprising at least one layer (2,3) of a p-type or n-type material, wherein the layer of a said p- or n-type material is constituted by a metal hydride having a chosen dopant. The invention also relates to methods for producing the component.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100319762 - Electrolyte composition and photoelectric conversion element using same: An electrolyte composition is in solid form, and includes a polymer compound containing a cation structure selected from a group consisting of ammonium, phosphonium and sulfonium structures in either the principal chain or a side chain of the polymer, and a halide ion and/or a polyhalide as a counter anion.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100319757 - Methods and devices for an electrically non-resistive layer formed from an electrically insulating material: A method is described that provides a current carrying substrate and individually controlling film characteristics for a material being simultaneously formed on both sides of the substrate so as to provide a first layer of the material on one side substantially thicker than a second layer on another side of... Agent: Director Of Ip
20100319759 - Nanostructure and methods of making the same: Nanostructures and photovoltaic structures are disclosed. Method for creating nanostructures are also presented. A method according to one embodiment includes adding a template to a substrate; depositing conductive material in the template thereby forming an array of conductive nanocables on the substrate; removing at least part of the template; and... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20100319758 - Photovoltaic device: A photovoltaic device comprising a substrate having a flat surface; semiconductor nanowires which are densely arrayed on the flat surface and tapered from the flat surface; and a semiconductor layer which fills gaps between the semiconductor nanowires and has a different carrier type from that of the semiconductor nanowires.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100319761 - Solar cell with structured gridline endpoints vertices: An H-pattern solar cell structure includes at least one busbar disposed in a first direction on an upper surface of a semiconductor substrate, and parallel gridlines formed on the semiconductor substrate such that each gridline extends over and contacts each busbar, wherein each gridline includes a central gridline portion and... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20100319764 - Functional integration of dilute nitrides into high efficiency iii-v solar cells: Tunnel junctions are improved by providing a rare earth-Group V interlayer such as erbium arsenide (ErAs) to yield a mid-gap state-assisted tunnel diode structure. Such tunnel junctions survive thermal energy conditions (time/temperature) in the range required for dilute nitride material integration into III-V multi-junction solar cells.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100319763 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a solar cell may include forming an emitter region that forms a p-n junction with a semiconductor substrate of a first conductive type, forming a passivation layer on the semiconductor substrate, forming a dopant layer containing impurities of the first conductive type on the passivation layer,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100319767 - Method for providing a contact on the back surface of a solar cell, and a solar cell with contacts provided according to the method: The present invention relates to a solar cell which includes a silicon layer (1), and a method for providing a contact on the back surface of such a solar cell. The method comprises the following steps: a) adding a passivation layer (2) over the back surface of the silicon layer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100319765 - Photovoltaic devices: A photovoltaic device includes a photoactive layer which has at least one embossed pattern on a surface thereof. This embossed pattern varies traveling directions of light in the photoactive layer.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100319769 - Processes for fabricating all-back-contact heterojunction photovoltaic cells: Processes for fabricating back contacts for photovoltaic cell devices are disclosed. The processes involve depositing a passivation layer on the back surface of a wafer, depositing an emitter layer on the passivation layer, depositing a metal layer on the emitter layer, laser firing selected areas of the metal layer to... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100319766 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell includes; a semiconductor substrate including a first conductive type part selected from one of a p-type and n-type material and a second conductive type part selected from p-type and n-type material different from the first conductive type part, and a plurality of contact holes penetrating from a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100319770 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The solar cell includes a first conductive type substrate, an emitter layer of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type, the emitter layer and the substrate forming a p-n junction, a plurality of first electrodes electrically... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100319768 - Thin-film solar cell and process for its manufacture: The present invention refers to a thin-film solar cell which is contacted from the rear-side. The invention is based on a combination of thin-film solar cells, e.g. wafer equivalents, with the emitter wrap-through (EWT) technology. The present invention also provides a process for manufacturing these solar cells.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100319772 - Thin film solar cell with light transmission: The present invention relates to a thin film solar cell with light transmission. The thin film solar cell comprises a substrate, a front electrode layer, an absorption layer, a back electrode layer, a light-transmittance enhancing layer and an encapsulation layer, stacked in a sequence. Part of the back electrode layer... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100319773 - Optics for concentrated photovoltaic cell: A concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) module includes a CPV cell mounted on a support surface. A primary optical element (POE) is a square Fresnel lens fixed in position over the CPV cell. A secondary optical element (SOE) is optically coupled to the cell for providing uniform light over the surface of... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20100319774 - Solar concentrator with simplified tracking: An apparatus for diverting light energy comprising a target, wherein the target is configured for collecting the light energy from a light source and a light bending element disposed in a light path of at least one ray of the light energy between the light source and the target, wherein... Agent: Peter V. Schwartz
20100319775 - Method and apparatus for annealing a deposited cadmium stannate layer: A method for manufacturing a multi-layered structure can include annealing a stack, where the annealing can include heating the stack in the presence of an inert gas, and where the stack includes a layer including cadmium and tin.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100319777 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same: A solar cell and method of fabricating the same are provided. The solar cell includes a metal electrode layer, an optical absorption layer, a buffer layer, and a transparent electrode layer. The metal electrode layer is disposed on a substrate. The optical absorption layer is disposed on the metal electrode... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100319778 - Perylene semiconductors and methods of preparation and use thereof: The present teachings provide semiconducting compounds, materials prepared from such compounds, methods of preparing such compounds and semiconductor materials, as well as various compositions, composites, and devices that incorporate the compounds and semiconductor materials. Specifically, compounds of the present teachings can have higher electron-transport efficiency and higher solubility in common... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100313926 - Heat-driven thermoelectric generator device: A heat-driven thermoelectric generator device is provided. The thermoelectric generator device includes a heat-driven cooling module and a thermoelectric module. The heat-driven cooling module is used to convert heat energy received from outside into cool energy. The thermoelectric module can generate electric power by the temperature difference between the heat... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100313927 - Apparatus for converting ultraviolet (uv) light into electricity: An apparatus for converting ultraviolet (UV) light into electricity is disclosed. It includes a UV-light-into-electricity conversion device and an electricity storage. The welding operation zone has a welding apparatus for welding a workpiece. This welding apparatus generates strong UV light during a welding operation. The UV-light-into-electricity conversion device can absorb... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100313929 - Cell isolation on photovoltaic modules for hot spot reduction: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods for fabricating a solar cell on a substrate that have proportionally reduced current to minimize or reduce the likelihood of shading of a portion of the solar cell causing damage to the formed device. In one embodiment, a method for fabricating a series... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100313932 - Method for obtaining high performance thin film devices deposited on highly textured substrates: The present invention provides an improved thin film solar cell, wherein at least one additional resistive transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer is incorporated into the solar cell. The additional resistive TCO electrically separates the conductive TCO layers acting as electrodes of such a cell and thus decreases or prevents performance... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100313928 - Photovoltaic array with array-roof integration member: One embodiment relates to a photovoltaic (PV) apparatus. The PV apparatus includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules arranged in an array and attached to a support structure which is attached to a roof. Each of the photovoltaic modules comprises a plurality of photovoltaic cells. A first array-roof integration member is... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto LLP
20100313931 - Power operation system, power operation method, photovoltaic power generator and controller: A power operation system including a plurality of photovoltaic power generators connected through one same receiving end to an electric power system is provided. Each of the photovoltaic power generators includes a solar cell receiving sunlight and outputting electric power, and a storage battery for storing the electric power. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100313930 - Solar battery module, and electronic component, electric component and electronic apparatus mounting the same: All solar battery cells are in a matrix disposition. Each row of the matrix includes at least two cell groups, and each column of the matrix includes at least two cell groups.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100313933 - Reflector-solar receiver assembly and solar module: A reflector-solar receiver assembly and methods related to the reflector-solar receiver assembly are described. The reflector-solar receiver assembly contains a reflector and a solar receiver. The reflector has a substantially planar light reflecting face and the solar receiver has a substantially planar light receiving face. The normal direction of the... Agent: Jianguo Xu
20100313934 - Method and means for a high power solar cell: In methods and apparatus for improving the power generated, and thus efficiency of solar cells, a double or triple junction tandem solar cell that has one or two photon filters of the invention in between the solar cell layers, respectively. The photon filter is arranged to reflect photons with wavelength... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100313935 - Photovoltaic modules and methods for manufacturing photovoltaic modules having tandem semiconductor layer stacks: A monolithically-integrated photovoltaic module is provided. The module includes an insulating substrate and a lower electrode above the substrate. The method also includes a lower stack of microcrystalline silicon layers above the lower electrode, an upper stack of amorphous silicon layers above the lower stack, and an upper electrode above... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100313938 - Counter electrode and photoelectric conversion element including the counter electrode: The present invention provides a counter electrode that is excellent in photoelectric conversion efficiency and may achieve a photoelectric conversion element where a short circuit between a working electrode and a counter electrode hardly occurs, and a photoelectric conversion element including the counter electrode. The present invention is a counter... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100313937 - Mesoporous and nanoporous materials, and methods of synthesizing the same: A method for synthesizing a phosphonic acid functionalized mesoporous metal oxide material (e.g., silica, titania, alumina, preferably silica material) is provided. Further, a method of using the phosphonic acid functionalized mesoporous silica material as a solid acid catalyst in a pinicole-pinacolone rearrangement reaction, and a method of using a phosphonic... Agent: Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20100313940 - Photovoltaic assembly comprising an optically active glass ceramic: A solar cell and a method for producing a solar cell are described, comprising at least one photovoltaic layer region (1) which at least partially absorbs photons (6) incident therein, whose photon energy is greater than a minimum photon energy Emin, and releases electrical charge carriers in the form of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100313939 - Systems methods and apparatuses for magnetic processing of solar modules: Provided herein are methods, apparatuses and systems for fabricating photovoltaic cells and modules. In certain embodiments, the methods, apparatuses and systems involve coating ferromagnetic substrates with thin film solar cell materials and using magnetic force to constrain, move or otherwise manipulate partially fabricated cells or modules. According to various embodiments,... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP-msol Attn: Miasole
20100313942 - Photovoltaic module and method of manufacturing a photovoltaic module having multiple semiconductor layer stacks: A method of manufacturing a photovoltaic module is provided. The method includes providing an electrically insulating substrate and a lower electrode, depositing a lower stack of silicon layers above the lower electrode, and depositing an upper stack of silicon layers above the lower stack. The lower and upper stacks include... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100313943 - Thin-film solar cell and process for producing it: The present invention relates to a thin-film solar cell and a process for producing it, where the rear-side layer structure of the thin-film solar cell has a multilayer structure comprising a metallic bonding layer, a transition layer and an Ag-containing reflector layer and displays a high degree of reflection and... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20100313941 - Vertical junction tandem/multi-junction pv device: A vertical multi-junction photovoltaic device includes a structured substrate including a plurality of substantially vertical elongated structures protruding from a planar surface of the structured substrate. An areal density of the elongated structures at a first sliced plane parallel to the planer surface is different than an areal density of... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100313944 - Wrapped optoelectronic devices and methods for making same: In various embodiments, optoelectronic devices are described herein. The optoelectronic device may include an optoelectronic cell arranged so as to wrap around a central axis wherein the cell includes a first conductive layer, a semi-conductive layer disposed over and in electrical communication with the first conductive layer, and a second... Agent: Winstead PC
20100313950 - Anti-reflective coatings for optically transparent substrates: Anti-reflective coatings and coating solutions, optically transparent elements and improved processes for preparing AR coatings and coating solutions are described. The anti-reflective coatings are formed from at least two different alkoxy silane materials in a base catalyzed reaction.... Agent: Honeywell/faegre Patent Services
20100313951 - Carbon nanotube-based solar cells: Solar cells are provided with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) which are used: to define a micron/sub-micron geometry of the solar cells; and/or as charge transporters for efficiently removing charge carriers from the absorber layer to reduce the rate of electron-hole recombination in the absorber layer. A solar cell may comprise: a... Agent: Applied Materials C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100313947 - Method and apparatus for applying a material on a substrate: The invention provides a method for applying a material onto a substrate using a droplet printing technique wherein a gas stream is released into the direction of a substrate, which gas stream comprises a carrier gas and droplets of a suspension of the material or droplets of a solution of... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100313948 - Photovoltaic device and manufacturing method thereof: A photovoltaic device with a low degradation rate and a high stability efficiency. In one aspect, the photovoltaic device includes: a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate; at least one photoelectric transformation layer disposed on the first electrode, the photoelectric transformation layer including a light absorbing layer; and... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.
20100313949 - Photovoltaic device and manufacturing method thereof: A photovoltaic device with a low degradation rate and a high stability efficiency. In one aspect, the photovoltaic device includes: a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate; a plurality of photoelectric transformation layers disposed on the first electrode, the photoelectric transformation layer comprising a light absorbing layer; and... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.
20100313946 - Solar cell module, laminate, and method for production of solar cell module: Provided is a solar cell module which has a PCTFE film as the light-transmitting surface layer and/or back side protective sheet and is excellent in interlayer adhesion. The invention consists in a solar cell module comprising a light-transmitting surface layer, a solar cell element embedded in a filler and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100313945 - Solar cell substrate and methods of manufacture: Photovoltaic cells and methods for making photovoltaic cells are described. The methods include disposing an intermediate layer within the back contact at a thickness that does not negatively impact reflection or transmission of light through the solar cell. The intermediate layer prevents peeling of metal from the back contact during... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20100313952 - Photovoltaic modules and methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules having multiple semiconductor layer stacks: A monolithically-integrated photovoltaic module is provided. The module includes an electrically insulating substrate, a lower stack of microcrystalline silicon layers above the substrate, a middle stack of amorphous silicon layers above the lower stack, an upper stack of amorphous silicon layers above the middle stack, and a light transmissive cover... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100313954 - Concentrated photovoltaic system receiver for iii-v semiconductor solar cells: According to an embodiment, a solar cell receiver for converting solar energy to electricity includes a ceramic substrate, a solar cell and a heat sink. The ceramic substrate has a first metallized surface and an opposing second metallized surface. The first metallized surface of the ceramic substrate has separated conductive... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20100313956 - Encapsulating material for solar cell: A solar cell encapsulated with an encapsulating material which is a non-crystalline or low-crystalline α-olefin-based copolymer or its composition (I). The composition (C) can contain 50 to 100 parts by weight of non-crystalline α-olefin polymer (A) which meets the following requirements: (a) the α-olefin having 3 to 20 carbon atoms... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100313955 - Method of making solar collector assemblies with optical concentrator encapsulant: Disclosed is a method of making solar collector assemblies for photovoltaic conversion. The method comprises providing a mold for receiving encapsulant, the mold having serially arranged, alternating peaks and valleys. A respective PV solar cell is placed into each of a series of the valleys such that the light-receiving surfaces... Agent: Bruzga & Associates
20100313953 - Nano-structured solar cell: A solar cell includes a first electrode and an array of ordered electron conductive nanostructure films electrically coupled to and supported by the first electrode. A plurality of quantum dot absorbers are attached to the electrically conductive nanostructure films. A hole conducting material is diffused between the electron conductive nanostructure... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services
20100313957 - Quantum dot solar cells: Solar cells and methods for manufacturing solar cells and/or components or layers thereof are disclosed. An example method for manufacturing a multi-bandgap quantum dot layer for use in a solar cell may include providing a first precursor compound, providing a second precursor compound, and combining a portion of the first... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100307551 - Fabrication of high-temperature thermoelectric couple: The present invention relates to a high-temperature thermoelectric couple and the method for making the same. The method requires a very small number of fabrication steps. It includes an act of fabricating an n-type leg that, in a stacked configuration, includes a low electrical contact resistance metallization foil that is... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates Cary Tope-mckay
20100307553 - Engineering light manipulation in structured films or coatings: The present disclosure concerns a means to use light manipulation in engineered or structured coatings for thermal or photothermal effects and/or refractive and reflective index management. Such metallic, nonmetallic, organic or inorganic metamaterials or nanostructures could be used to manipulate light or energy for thermal or photothermal effects and/or refractive... Agent: Matter, Inc.
20100307552 - Methods for coating a substrate: Coated substrates and methods for coating substrates, for example, a self-assembly method, disclosed herein are useful for, for example, photovoltaic cells.... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100307561 - Doped metal contact: A photovoltaic device can include a second metal layer adjacent to a first layer, where the first layer is positioned adjacent to a substrate, and where the second metal layer includes a dopant; and a copper-indium-gallium diselenide (CIGS) layer adjacent to the second metal layer.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100307555 - Organic photosensitive optoelectronic device with an exciton blocking layer: An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device having a plurality of cells disposed between a first electrode and a second electrode. Each cell includes a photoconductive organic hole transport layer adjacent to a photoconductive organic electron transport layer. A metal or metal substitute is disposed between each of the cells. At least... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100307558 - Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof: To provide a multi junction photoelectric conversion device which can be manufactured using a simple method. The photoelectric conversion device includes a first cell provided with a photoelectric conversion function, a second cell provided with a photoelectric conversion function, and a structure body having a function of fixing the first... Agent: John F. Hayden Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100307557 - Photoelectric conversion device and method for manufacturing the same: A multi junction photoelectric conversion device that can be manufactured by a simple method is provided. In addition, a photoelectric conversion device whose mechanical strength is increased without complicating a manufacturing process is provided. A photoelectric conversion device includes a first cell having a photoelectric conversion function, a second cell... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)
20100307559 - Photoelectric conversion device and method for manufacturing the same: An object is to provide a photoelectric conversion device whose mechanical strength is increased without complicating a manufacturing process. The photoelectric conversion device includes a first cell having a photoelectric conversion function, a second cell having a photoelectric conversion function, and a structure body including a fibrous body which firmly... Agent: John F. Hayden Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100307562 - Preventing harmful polarization of solar cells: In one embodiment, harmful solar cell polarization is prevented or minimized by providing a conductive path that bleeds charge from a front side of a solar cell to the bulk of a wafer. The conductive path may include patterned holes in a dielectric passivation layer, a conductive anti-reflective coating, or... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto, LLP
20100307556 - Process for preparation of compound containing 6a group element using reductant: Provided is a process for preparation of a compound containing a group 6A element which includes reaction of at least one compound selected from a group consisting of group IB element containing compounds and group 3 A element containing compounds with a group 6A element containing compound carried out using... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100307560 - Self-remediating photovoltaic module: A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module can include depositing a heavy metal-immobilizing agent proximate to one or more components of a photovoltaic module.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100307554 - Solar roman blinds: A vertical solar collector system having several slat-like members each of which has a custom design and radiation-reflecting surface and a heat exchange mechanism, radiation being reflected from the reflecting surface of one member of the collector to the heat exchange mechanism of another member. The members can be oriented... Agent: Robert J Migliozzi Ii
20100307564 - Apparatus for two-way tracing and condensing sunlight of roof installation type: The direction of sunlight is tracked according to variations of the altitude of the sun to maximize condensing efficiency. An apparatus for tracking and condensing sunlight includes a horizontal truss, a roof truss forming a triangular structure inclined to both sides of the horizontal truss, and a hinge formed on... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100307566 - Photovoltaic solar island: A man-made island , adaptable for land-based or sea-based operation, holds an array of photovoltaic solar collectors  aligned with an array of linear Fresnel lenses , which concentrate solar radiation on the photovoltaic solar collectors . The island  is rotatable to optimize the angular orientation thereof relative to... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100307565 - Solar cell module: Disclosed is a solar cell module which can collect solar light to a solar cell, while reducing accumulation of dusts and particles. The solar cell module is provided with a plurality of bifacial solar cells. The solar cells are coated together with a sealing film formed of a sealing resin... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100307563 - Sub-module for photovoltaic concentration modules, photovoltaic concentration module, solar power installation, packing method and position calibration method for photovoltaic concentration modules: The invention relates to a photovoltaic concentration submodule (1) for photovoltaic concentration modules, including solar energy concentrators which are used to capture solar radiation and which comprise Fresnel lenses (15) and secondary optical elements. The inventive submodule is formed by a laminar body (2) comprising a central section and two... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP
20100307568 - Metal barrier-doped metal contact layer: A photovoltaic device can include an intrinsic metal layer adjacent to a semiconductor absorber layer; and a doped metal contact layer adjacent to the intrinsic metal layer, where the doped metal contact layer includes a metal base material and a dopant.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100307567 - Variant packaging structure for a solar module: A variant packaging structure for a solar module in the present invention includes a solar module that is shaped as a non-regular square and has an outer side sealed with a packaging layer. In addition to having function of converting solar energy into electric energy, the solar module of this... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100307570 - Polyester film and a production process thereof, and a surface light source, solar battery backsheet and solar battery respectively obtained by using the same: A polyester film includes a polyester layer (W layer) containing an aromatic polyester resin (A) and a component (B) incompatible with the polyester resin (A), wherein the incompatible component (B) contains an acid-denaturated polyolefin resin (b2) and is dispersed as dispersion pieces with a flatness of 10 or higher in... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100307569 - Solar powered flower of dynamic simulation: The present invention pertains to a solar powered flower of dynamic simulation comprising a stem, a solar power supplier, a connecting base, a driving unit, a movable tray, and plurality of swinging members as well as petals. Wherein, the connecting base fixed on the top end of the stem and... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia
20100307571 - Using energy relay dyes to increase light absorption in dye-sensitized solar cells: Improved efficiency for dye-sensitized solar cells is provided using a combination of dyes that have distinct roles—a sensitizing dye and an energy relay dye. The sensitizing dye is disposed on the surface of a photo-electrode, and is capable of absorbing incident radiation and of transferring charge at the photo-electrode surface.... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20100307572 - Heterojunction iii-v photovoltaic cell fabrication: A method for forming a heterojunction III-V photovoltaic (PV) cell includes performing layer transfer of a base layer from a wafer of a III-V substrate, the base layer being less than about 20 microns thick; forming an intrinsic layer on the base layer; forming an amorphous silicon layer on the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20100307573 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell comprises a p-type layer, an i-type layer, and an n-type layer, the p-type layer comprises a high-absorption amorphous silicon carbide layer and a low-absorption amorphous silicon carbide layer which have different absorption coefficients with respect to light of a wavelength of 600 nm along a thickness direction,... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100307574 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell comprises a p-type layer (30), an i-type layer (32), and an n-type layer (34), and the p-type layer (30) comprises a high-absorption amorphous silicon carbide layer (30a), a silicon layer (30b) substantially not doped with a p-type dopant, and a buffer layer (30c) formed between the silicon... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100307577 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A dye-sensitized solar cell and its preparation method are provided. The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises a first electrode, an electrolyte layer and a second electrode. The electrode layer comprises an electrolyte with non-fluidity and the second electrode comprises a conductive material with a proviso of including no substrate. Also, the... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100307581 - Large area dye cells, and methods of production thereof: A photovoltaic cell for converting a light source into electricity, including an at least partially transparent cell wall having an intenor surface, an electrolyte, disposed within the cell wall, containing a redox species, and at least partially transparent conductive coating disposed on the intenor surface, an anode adapted to convert... Agent: Marc Van Dyke
20100307580 - Lateral organic optoelectronic devices and applications thereof: The present invention provides organic optoelectronic devices including organic photovoltaic devices. In some embodiments of the present invention, organic optoelectronic devices are operable to convert electromagnetic energy received at one or more points at the side or circumferential area of an optical fiber core into electrical energy.... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20100307582 - Photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device which is thin, lightweight, and flexible even in the case of using a crystalline semiconductor such as single crystal silicon. A photoelectric conversion layer is provided in contact with an insulating film provided on one surface of a support substrate. An electrode (rear electrode) which is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)
20100307576 - Photovoltaic device and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic device and a method for manufacturing the same. The photovoltaic device includes: a first semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor layer, disposed on the first semiconductor layer; a first electrode layer, connected to the first semiconductor layer; a second electrode layer, connected to the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100307579 - Pseudo-periodic structure for use in thin film solar cells: A method of manufacturing a photovoltaic cell includes providing an active absorption layer, forming a pseudo-periodic grating adjacent to the active absorption layer, and forming a reflector adjacent to the pseudo-periodic grating. A photovoltaic cell includes an active absorption layer, a pseudo-periodic grating adjacent to the active absorption layer, and... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100307578 - Solar battery module and forming method thereof: A solar battery module comprises a substrate over a surface of which a solar battery unit is formed, and a resin structure which contacts the substrate and which covers a part of a side surface and a back surface of the substrate. The resin structure comprises a resin and a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100307575 - Solar cell and method manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof. The solar cell includes: a substrate; an adhesive electrode disposed on the substrate; a first electrode adhered to the substrate by the adhesive electrode; a light absorption layer disposed on the first electrode; a window layer disposed on the light... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100307583 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell comprises an amorphous silicon solar cell unit in which a p-type layer, an i-type layer, and an n-type layer are laminated. The p-type layer includes a high-concentration amorphous silicon carbide layer doped with a p-type dopant and an amorphous silicon buffer layer which is substantially undoped with... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100307585 - Photovoltaic modules with films containing plasticisers having low tendency to creep: The invention relates to the use of films containing plasticiser and based on polyvinyl acetal with a polyvinyl alcohol content in the polyvinyl acetal of less than 18% by weight and low creep tendency to produce photovoltaic modules.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100307586 - Reflective free-form kohler concentrator: One example of a solar photovoltaic concentrator has a primary mirror with multiple free-form panels, each of which forms a Köhler integrator with a respective panel of a lenticular secondary lens. The Köhler integrators are folded by a common intermediate mirror. The resulting plurality of integrators all concentrate sunlight onto... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100307584 - Solar element with increased efficiency and method for increasing efficiency: A solar element with increased efficiency and also a method for increasing the efficiency of a solar cell are provided. The solar cell comprises a luminescent element, an upconverter, and also at least one selectively reflecting structure.... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC
20100307587 - Methods for controlling optical property of wavelength conversion sheet and for producing wavelength conversion sheet, wavelength conversion sheet for cadmium telluride solar cell, and cadmium telluride solar cell: The present invention provides a method for controlling an optical property of a wavelength conversion sheet. The method is a method for controlling an optical property of a wavelength conversion sheet that contains a transparent resin and a phosphor and achieves wavelength conversion by absorbing light in a specific wavelength... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100307588 - Solar cell structures: Solar cell structures including an n-type semiconductor layer, an i-type semiconductor layer on the n-type semiconductor layer, and a p-type semiconductor layer on the i-type semiconductor layer. The n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer each respectively contacts a transparent conductive layer having a transparent conductive material.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100307589 - Organic solar cell and method of fabricating the same: An organic solar cell includes; a cathode, an anode disposed substantially opposite the cathode, a photoactive layer disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the photoactive layer includes an electron donor, an electron acceptor, and a nanostructure, and wherein the nanostructure includes an electron conductive material selected from the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100307590 - Photoelectric conversion device: The present invention provides a technique in which a cheap zinc oxide material can be used as a light-transmitting conductive film of a photoelectric conversion device. The present invention is a photoelectric conversion device including, between a first electrode and a second electrode, at least one unit cell in which... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20100307591 - Single-junction photovoltaic cell: A method for forming a single-junction photovoltaic cell includes forming a dopant layer on a surface of a semiconductor substrate; diffusing the dopant layer into the semiconductor substrate to form a doped layer of the semiconductor substrate; forming a metal layer over the doped layer, wherein a tensile stress in... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20100307594 - Conjugated polymers and their use in optoelectronic devices: Disclosed are certain polymeric compounds and their use as organic semiconductors in organic and hybrid optical, optoelectronic, and/or electronic devices such as photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes, light emitting transistors, and field effect transistors. The disclosed compounds can provide improved device performance, for example, as measured by power conversion efficiency,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100307593 - Synthesis of nanostructured photoactive films with controlled morphology by a flame aerosol reactor: An improved process for the preparation of nanostructured metal species-based films in a flame aerosol reactor is provided. The process comprises combusting vaporized metal precursor, vaporized fuel and vaporized oxidizer streams to form metal species-based nanoparticles in a flame that are deposited onto a temperature controlled support surface and sintered... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (wshu)
20100307592 - Three-dimensional indium-tin-oxide electrode, method of fabricating the same, device of fabricating the same, and method of fabricating solar cell comprising the same: A three-dimensional ITO electrode and the method of fabricating the same are disclosed. The three-dimensional ITO electrode of the present invention has a conductive layer and a plurality of ITO nanorods formed on the conductive layer, wherein the length range of the ITO nanorods can vary from 10 nm to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100300504 - Thermoelectric solar plate: Thermoelectric solar panel used to generate electrical power from solar power has a front part with a solar power collector panel, a middle part with a plurality of Seebeck-type thermoelectric generator modules, and a rear part with a cooling element. The parts are joined together under pressure by an appropriate... Agent: Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria P.C.
20100300507 - High efficiency low cost crystalline-si thin film solar module: One embodiment of the present invention provides a double-sided heterojunction solar cell module. The solar cell includes a frontside glass cover, a backside cover situated below the frontside glass cover, and a number of solar cells situated between the frontside glass cover and the backside glass cover. Each solar cell... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100300506 - Low-cost high-efficiency solar module using epitaxial si thin-film absorber and double-sided heterojunction solar cell with integrated module fabrication: One embodiment of the present invention provides a double-sided heterojunction solar cell module. The solar cell includes a frontside glass cover, a backside glass cover situated below the frontside glass cover, and a number of solar cells situated between the frontside glass cover and the backside glass cover. Each solar... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100300505 - Multiple junction photovolatic devices and process for making the same: A photovoltaic device having multiple photoelectric conversion cells disposed in a tandem configuration and a chemical vapor deposition method for fabricating the same are disclosed. Each photoelectric conversion cell has a different band gap energy and includes a p-type semiconductor layer, an intrinsic semiconductor layer and an n-type semiconductor layer... Agent: Bing K.yen
20100300508 - Photovoltaic system: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic installation having at least one photovoltaic element, in particular having a plurality of photovoltaic elements which are electrically connected to one another, as well as electrical connecting lines for providing electric current.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100300509 - Solar photovoltaic modules with integral wireless telemetry: The invention provides a solar photovoltaic (“PV”) module with integral wireless measurement and telemetry, transmitting to a central gateway node. It also provides a solar array constructed using these improved modules and network. These wirelessly monitored modules and the network in which they communicate allow the important state variables of... Agent: Douglas W. Raymond
20100300510 - Solar energy systems with reflecting and photovoltaic conversion means: A solar power system may include at least one reflector The reflector may have a surface configured to convert a first part of the sunlight incident thereon to electrical power The surface of the reflector may also be configured to reflect a second part of the sunlight incident thereon The... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100300513 - Hole transfer polymer solar cell: A solar cell comprisies a photovoltaic material and at least one polymer layer. In a further embodiment, a first polymer layer is electrically coupled to the photovoltaic material and has a high density of defects to facilitate hole transfer, and a second layer is electrically coupled to the first polymer... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services
20100300512 - Made to elements capable of collecting light: A substrate having a glass function, comprising a main face intended to be combined with a layer based on an absorbent material, characterized in that it comprises, on at least one surface portion of the main face, at least one electrode that reflects in the wavelength range extending from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100300515 - Metal oxide electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell, dye-sensitized solar cell, and manufacturing method of metal oxide electrode: A metal oxide electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell has a substrate and a metal oxide layer provided on the substrate, the metal oxide layer containing a metal oxide and a phosphoric acid based surfactant. The phosphoric acid based surfactant is contained in an amount of preferably from 0.1 to 30... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100300511 - Power supply device with built-in radio: A power supply device with a built-in radio includes: a casing having a top side with an opening and a rear side with a large through hole, coupled to a covering plate from above and a rear cover from behind, and connected to two handles; a solar chip set disposed... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services
20100300514 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing solar cell: A solar cell includes a substrate, a lower electrode layer, a semiconductor layer and an upper electrode layer. The lower electrode layer is formed on the substrate with the lower electrode layer having a first lower electrode layer and a second lower electrode layer. The first lower electrode layer includes... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100300516 - Multilayer structure, photoelectric element and electronic apparatus: A multilayer structure comprises a base, a first film, a second film including a plurality of first structure units, and a third film including a plurality of second structure units. The first film is disposed between the second film and the third film. The second film is disposed between the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100300517 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes a first isolation groove for separating the first electrode layer; a second isolation groove for separating each of the first semiconductor layer, the transparent conductive layer, and the second semiconductor layer; and a third isolation groove formed in a position opposite from the first isolation... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100300518 - Three-dimensional thin-film semiconductor substrate with through-holes and methods of manufacturing: A method for the fabrication of a three-dimensional thin-film semiconductor substrate with selective through-holes is provided. A porous semiconductor layer is conformally formed on a semiconductor template comprising a plurality of three-dimensional inverted pyramidal surface features defined by top surface areas aligned along a (100) crystallographic orientation plane of the... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20100300528 - Adhesive seal material for end portion of frameless solar cell module, frameless solar cell module, and sealed structure of end portion thereof: An adhesive seal material for an end portion of a frameless solar cell module is an adhesive sealing member for an end portion of a frameless solar cell module which is bonded to an end portion of a frameless solar cell module, and includes a base material and an adhesive... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100300524 - Atomic layer deposition of metal sulfide thin films using non-halogenated precursors: A method for preparing a metal sulfide thin film using ALD and structures incorporating the metal sulfide thin film. The method includes providing an ALD reactor, a substrate, a first precursor comprising a metal and a second precursor comprising a sulfur compound. The first and the second precursors are reacted... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100300529 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: Disclosed is a dye-sensitized solar cell which can simultaneously realize an excellent photoelectric conversion efficiency and excellent durability. The dye-sensitized solar cell is also suitable when a resin film is used as a base material. The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises an electroconductive base material, and a metal oxide semiconductor layer... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100300523 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and method of fabricating the same: Provided are dye-sensitized solar cells in which a transparent conductive oxide is not used as a light receiving substrate and methods of fabricating the same. The dye-sensitized solar cell includes an upper electrode layer, which is disposed between a lower electrode layer and a photovoltaic conversion part and has through-holes,... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100300522 - Fabrication of contacts for silicon solar cells including printing burn through layers: A method for fabricating a contact (240) for a solar cell (200). The method includes providing a solar cell substrate (210) with a surface that is covered or includes an antireflective coating (220). For example, the substrate (210) may be positioned adjacent or proximate to an outlet of an inkjet... Agent: Paul J White, Assoc. General Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)
20100300525 - Integrated thin-film solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: An integrated thin-film solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same. In one aspect, the invention can be a method of manufacturing a thin-film solar cell comprising: providing a substrate on which trenches are formed separately from each other by a predetermined interval; forming a first electrode layer on... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.
20100300519 - Photovoltaic cell front face substrate and use of a substrate for a photovoltaic cell front face: The invention relates to a photovoltaic cell having an absorbent photovoltaic material, said cell comprising a front face substrate (10), especially a transparent glass substrate, having, on a main surface, a transparent electrode coating (100) consisting of a thin-film stack that includes a metallic functional layer (40), especially one based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100300520 - Photovoltaic cell having nanodots and method for forming the same: The present invention provides a photovoltaic cell comprising a photovoltaic conversion layer and a pair of electrodes. The photovoltaic conversion layer, being capable of converting incident light into a plurality hole-electron pairs, comprises a hole transport layer including a plurality of nanodots mixed therein for transporting the holes generated from... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100300526 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing solar cell: A solar cell includes a substrate, a first electrode layer formed on the substrate, a semiconductor layer formed on the first electrode layer, a second electrode layer formed on the semiconductor layer, and a conductive contact layer formed in a groove portion extending from the first electrode layer to the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100300521 - Squarylium dyes including an anchoring group: The present invention relates to squarylium dyes including an anchoring group, to a method of synthesis of such dye, to an electronic device comprising such dye, and to uses of such dye.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100300527 - Substrate for compound semiconductor solar cell: [Means for Resolution] The substrate for a compound semiconductor solar cell is formed of a steel plate, and a Cr layer having a coating film quantity of 300 to 8000 mg/m2 is formed on a surface of the substrate on a side to which a solar cell layer is laminated.... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100300530 - Flagella as a biological material for nanostructured devices: Provided are nanoscale, mineralized structures from naturally-occurring materials and related methods for manufacturing these structures. The structures are useful in construction of photovoltaic devices and sensor applications.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100300532 - Hermetically sealed nonplanar solar cells: A nonplanar solar cell having a water vapor transmission rate of 10−4 g/m2 day or less is provided. The nonplanar solar cell unit comprises a nonplanar substrate, a back-electrode disposed on the substrate, a semiconductor junction layer disposed on the back-electrode, and a transparent conductive layer disposed on the semiconductor... Agent: Jones Day
20100300533 - Photovoltaic device with a polymeric mat and method of making the same: This invention relates to a photovoltaic device with a polymeric mat and a method of making a photovoltaic device with a polymeric mat. The photovoltaic device includes a transparent layer for receiving solar energy, and at least one photovoltaic cell disposed below the transparent layer. The photovoltaic device also includes... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100300534 - Sealed monolithic electrochemical system: A sealed monolithic electrochemical system is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the sealed monolithic electrochemical system includes an electrically insulating substrate; an electrically conducting pattern arranged to support a plurality of blocks of porous structures arranged on the substrate, wherein each porous structure includes a working electrode, an insulating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100300531 - Sealing film for solar cell and solar cell prepared by using the same: A sealing film for a solar cell comprising ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer and an organic peroxide, which comprises a specific peroxyester as the organic peroxide, and which comprises a dihydroxydimethoxybenzophenon ultraviolet absorber without substantially comprising a hindered amine light stabilizer to prevent yellowing. A sealing film for a solar cell comprising... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100300535 - Fusion formable sodium containing glass: Sodium-containing aluminosilicate and boroaluminosilicate glasses are described herein. The glasses can be used as substrates for photovoltaic devices, for example, thin film photovoltaic devices such as CIGS photovoltaic devices. These glasses can be characterized as having strain points ≦540° C., thermal expansion coefficient of from 6.5 to 9.5 ppm/° C.,... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100300536 - Fusion formable sodium free glass: A compositional range of fusion-formable, high strain point sodium free, silicate, aluminosilicate and boroaluminosilicate glasses are described herein. The glasses can be used as substrates for photovoltaic devices, for example, thin film photovoltaic devices such as CIGS photovoltaic devices. These glasses can be characterized as having strain points≧540° C., thermal... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100300537 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and organic solvent-free electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell: Provided are a novel dye-sensitized solar cell using an organic solvent-free electrolyte and capable of exhibiting excellent photoelectric conversion characteristics, and a novel and practical organic solvent-free electrolyte for such a dye-sensitized solar cell. An organic solvent-free electrolyte containing a conductive carbon material, water, and an inorganic iodine compound is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100300538 - Organic electronic devices using phthalimide compounds: Organic electronic devices comprising a phthalimide compound. The phthalimide compounds disclosed herein are electron transporters with large HOMO-LUMO gaps, high triplet energies, large reduction potentials, and/or thermal and chemical stability. As such, these phthalimide compounds are suitable for use in any of various organic electronic devices, such as OLEDs and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100300539 - Solar cell structure and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a solar cell structure and the manufacturing method thereof. The solar cell structure includes an active layer having a plurality of first recesses near the edges thereof; and a transparent conductive layer forming on the active layer and having a plurality of second recesses near the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLCPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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