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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric April category listing, related patent applications 04/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/28/2011 > 33 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110094556 - Planar thermoelectric generator: A thermoelectric generator may comprise a pair of thermally conducive top and bottom plates having a foil assembly positioned therebetween. The foil assembly may comprise a substrate having a series of alternating thermoelectric legs formed thereon. The thermoelectric legs may be formed of alternating dissimilar materials arranged in at least... Agent: Digital Angel Corporation
20110094560 - Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved side clip: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic assembly system for securing and/or aligning at least a plurality of vertically adjacent photovoltaic device assemblies to one another. The securing function being accomplished by a clip member that may be a separate component or integral to one or more of the... Agent: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
20110094561 - Dye-sensitized solar cell, method of producing the same, and dye-sensitized solar cell module: Provided are a dye-sensitized solar cell wherein a counter electrode composed of a stable counter electrode conductive layer and a catalyst layer is formed on a porous insulation layer, and a dye-sensitized solar cell module wherein the dye-sensitized solar cell is utilized. A dye-sensitized solar cell includes a supporting body... Agent:
20110094558 - Greenhouse using transparent solar battery: Provided is a greenhouse including transparent solar batteries disposed on an outer wall of the greenhouse. Since the transparent solar batteries are disposed on an outer wall of the greenhouse, the greenhouse may generate pollution-free energy while allowing greenhouse cultivation.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110094557 - Method of forming semiconductor film and photovoltaic device including the film: A method of depositing a kesterite film which includes a compound of the formula: Cu2−xZn1+ySn(S1−zSez)4+q, wherein 0≦x≦1; 0≦y≦1; 0≦z≦1; −1≦q≦1. The method includes contacting hydrazine, a source of Cu, and a source of at least one of S and Se forming solution A; contacting hydrazine, a source of Sn, a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110094562 - Solar battery module and method for manufacturing the same: Provided is a solar battery module wherein solar battery cells are electrically connected to each other by using a wiring board having a predetermined wiring pattern formed on a resin base material. A method for manufacturing such solar battery module is also provided. In the wiring board of the solar... Agent:
20110094559 - Solar canopy support system: The solar canopy support system has at least two beam support columns. Each beam support column has a first end connected to a ground surface and extends substantially vertically along a longitudinal axis from the first end to a second end. There is also a “C”-channel support beam connected at... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20110094564 - Asymmetric parabolic compound concentrator with photovoltaic cells: An asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator (ACPC) coupled with a photovoltaic cell is disclosed according to some embodiments. The disclosed ACPC can concentrate solar light from a large full acceptance angle toward the photovoltaic cell. In some embodiments, the ACPC can be submerged within a liquid (e.g., water). The liquid can... Agent: Mip, LLC
20110094565 - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for aligning light concentrator components with a light source: A tracking system configured to orient light concentrators to face a light source. The system includes a movable support structure for providing global alignment of the light concentrators with the light source. The system also includes a light concentrator (LC) module that is coupled to the support structure and has... Agent: Solergy, Inc.
20110094563 - Solar systems that include one or more shade-tolerant wiring schemes: The present invention provides shade tolerant wiring solutions for solar systems. Elements are grouped and wired in parallel within a group such that the total current of a group is substantially the same among multiple groups. Such a wiring scheme can be applied to solar targets (e.g., solar cells), solar... Agent:
20110094566 - Luminescence concentrators and luminescence dispersers on the basis of oriented dye zeolite antennas: A luminescence concentrator (LK) may concentrate both incident direct and diffuse light by way of frequency shift and total internal reflection. It differs fundamentally from geometric concentrators. With sufficient geometric expansion of the collector plate, nearly arbitrarily high concentration can be achieved in the LK. A luminescence disperser is an... Agent: UniversitÄ T ZÜ Rich
20110094568 - Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved front clip: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic assembly system for securing and/or aligning at least a plurality of vertically adjacent (overlapping) photovoltaic device assemblies to one another. The securing function being accomplished by a clip member that may be a separate component or integral to one or more of... Agent: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
20110094567 - Solar cell, method of manufacturing the same, and solar cell module: A solar cell and a solar cell module including the solar cells are disclosed. The solar cell includes a substrate of a first conductive type; an emitter layer of a second conductive type positioned at a light receiving surface of the substrate; a plurality of first electrodes that are positioned... Agent:
20110094569 - Solar power structure and kit for making the same: A strong, aesthetically pleasing solar power structure comprising a hollow-beam frame, a plurality of photovoltaic panels, a sub-assembly for holding the PV panels, and a plurality of columns is provided. Also provided is a kit for making such a structure.... Agent: Phat Energy Corporation
20110094570 - Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved adhesion and method thereof: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic device suitable for directly mounting on a structure. The device includes an active portion including a photovoltaic cell assembly having a top surface portion that allows transmission of light energy to a photoactive portion of the photovoltaic device for conversion into electrical... Agent: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
20110094571 - Solar cell with upper and lower conductor layers stacked together: A solar cell includes a substrate, a lower conductor layer, an anti-reflection coating (ARC) layer and an upper conductor layer. The substrate has a front side, a back side and a doped region adjacent to the front side. The lower conductor layer has a first portion embedded into the doped... Agent:
20110094572 - Thermo-photovoltaic power generator for efficiently converting thermal energy into electric energy: A thermo-photovoltaic power generator for efficiently converting thermal energy into electric energy including a selective thermal emitter having micropatterned structures for receiving thermal energy and emitting thermal radiation with black body emissivity over a range of wavelengths, low-bandgap photocells responsive to thermal radiation at wavelengths within a particular band of... Agent: The Aerospace Corporation
20110094573 - Solar cell and method for fabricating the same: A solar cell and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The solar cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer and a non-conductive reflector. The first electrode including a nano-metal transparent conductive layer is disposed on a transparent substrate. The nano-metal transparent conductive layer... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110094577 - Conductive metal oxide films and photovoltaic devices: Article comprising a substrate; and a conductive metal oxide film adjacent to a surface of the substrate, wherein the conductive metal oxide film has an electron mobility (cm2/V-s) of 35 or greater are described. Photovoltaic devices comprising conductive metal oxide films are also described.... Agent:
20110094579 - Electrode substrate, method of preparing same, and photoelectric conversion device including same: An electrode substrate for a photoelectric conversion device includes a current-collecting electrode on a transparent conductive substrate and a coating film coating a surface of the current-collecting electrode substrate, wherein the coating film is formed by coating the surface of the current-collecting electrode with a glass paste composition and baking... Agent:
20110094583 - Electroplating additive for the deposition of metal, a binary, ternary, quaternary or pentanary alloy of elements of group 11 (ib)-group 13 (iiia)-group 16 (via): wherein X1 and X2 may be the same or different and are selected from the group consisting of arylene and heteroarylene; FG1 and FG2 may be the same or different or are selected from the group consisting of —S(O)2OH, —S(O)OH, —COOH, —P(O)2OH and primary, secondary and tertiary amino groups and... Agent: Atotech Deutschland Gmbh
20110094581 - Glass composition for dye-sensitized solar cell and material for dye-sensitized solar cell: A dye-sensitized solar cell having high long-term reliability is provided by inventing a glass composition, which is hardly eroded by an iodine electrolyte solution and has a low-melting point property, and a material using the glass composition. The glass composition for a dye-sensitized solar cell of the present invention is... Agent:
20110094582 - Photochemical electrode, construction and uses thereof: Provided is an electrode including a conductive surface connected to a matrix; the matrix including a plurality of semiconductor nanoparticles and noble metal nanoparticles, substantially each of which is connected to another nanoparticle of the plurality of nanoparticles by at least one matrix connecting group and at least a portion... Agent: Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Ltd.
20110094580 - Photovoltaic device including front electrode having titanium oxide inclusive layer with high refractive index: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to an electrode (e.g., front electrode) for use in a photovoltaic device or the like. In certain example embodiments, a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) of the front electrode for use in a photovoltaic device is of or includes titanium oxide doped with one... Agent: Guardian Industries Corp.
20110094575 - Polarization resistant solar cell design using an oxygen-rich interface layer: A polarization resistant solar cell using an oxygen-rich interface layer is provided. The oxygen-rich interface layer may be comprised of SiOxNy, which may have a graded profile that varies between oxygen-rich proximate to the solar cell to nitrogen-rich distal to the solar cell. A silicon oxide passivation layer may be... Agent: Calisolar Inc.
20110094574 - Polarization resistant solar cell design using sicn: A polarization resistant solar cell is provided. The solar cell uses a dual layer dielectric stack disposed on the front surface of the cell. The dielectric stack consists of a passivation layer disposed directly on the front cell surface and comprised of either SiOx or SiON, and an outer AR... Agent: Calisolar Inc.
20110094578 - Solar cell device and manufacturing method therefor: A solar cell device including an electrode formed by applying a conductive paste containing at least a conductive powder, glass frit and an organic vehicle onto a semiconductor substrate provided with a silicon nitride layer on a surface thereof and firing the applied conductive paste, wherein the electrode has a... Agent:
20110094584 - Solar cell substrate and oxide semiconductor electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell: The present invention provides a solar cell substrate having a transparent conductive film formed on a glass substrate, wherein the thermal expansion coefficient of the glass substrate is from 50×10−7 to 110×10−7/° C. The present invention also provides a solar cell substrate having a conductive film of fluorine-doped tin oxide... Agent: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
20110094576 - Structure and process for solar cell electrodes: Methods and devices are described for thin film solar cell manufacturing. In one embodiment, the method includes displacing the residual insulator in vias with the pins of the present invention, which may greatly reduce the amount of material to be removed and hence make the laser more cost-effective. It is... Agent:
20110094585 - Optical device with anisotropic luminescent material: An optical device (1) is provided. The optical device comprising a switchable layer (2) at least one alignment layer (6) a light guiding system (5), whereas the switchable layer (2) comprises a luminescent material (3) for absorbing and emitting light, whereby the alignment of the luminescent material (3) is changeable... Agent: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
20110094586 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same are discussed. The solar cell includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an emitter portion that has a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type and forms a p-n junction along with the substrate, a first anti-reflection layer... Agent:
20110094587 - Method for controlling self-assembled sructure of poly(3-hexylthiophene)-based block copolymer: According to the method disclosed herein, it is possible to control a self-assembled structure of a poly(3-hexylthiophene)-based block copolymer merely by a relatively simple process including coating the poly(3-hexylthiophene)-based block copolymer onto a substrate with a selected solvent. In this manner, it is possible to control the alignment of conductive... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science & Technology
20110094588 - Novel organic dye and preparation thereof: This disclosure relates to novel organic dye and a method for preparing the same. The dye compound of the present invention, when used for a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), shows improved molar absorption coefficient, Jsc (short circuit photocurrent density) and photoelectric transformation efficiency, compared to dyes of the prior art,... Agent: Dongjin Semichem Co., Ltd.04/21/2011 > 47 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110088737 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method for manufacturing thermoelectric conversion module: A thermoelectric conversion module which has a P-type thermoelectric conversion material and an N-type thermoelectric conversion material electrically connected to each other. The P-type thermoelectric conversion material and the N-type thermoelectric conversion material are joined with insulating material particles (ceramic spherical particles) interposed therebetween, so as not to be electrically... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110088738 - Energy generating system and method for generating electrical energy at a seabed: In an energy generating system for generating electrical energy at a seabed, the energy generating system has a canister arranged at the seabed, whereby in the canister at least one electrothermal converter is in contact with a cooling surface and a heating surface, whereby the cooling surface is cooled by... Agent:
20110088739 - High efficiency thermoelectric converter: A composite includes a matrix having a plurality of matrix nanoparticles and a plurality of hetero-nanoparticles dispersed in the matrix. The hetero-nanoparticles include an atom having an atomic weight larger than the atoms in the matrix nanoparticles. A thermoelectric converter includes one or more first legs, each including an n-doped... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110088748 - Grid-interactive photovoltaic generation system with power quality control and energy saving: Disclosed here is a grid-interactive photovoltaic generation system having power quality improvement and power saving functions. The grid-interactive photovoltaic generation system includes a solar cell array, a first inverter, and a second inverter. The solar cell array receives solar light and generates predetermined power. The first inverter converts the power,... Agent: Kunsan National University Industry-academy Cooper
20110088743 - Method to manage a photovoltaic system: An apparatus and method relates to managing and controlling a photovoltaic system, especially for the safety, maintenance, alert of theft, and connection failure of the system. It is more specially for cases during the night time when the panel is not generating electricity. The present disclosure provides: an AC panel,... Agent:
20110088745 - Photoelectric conversion element module: A photoelectric conversion element module 200 includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements 100 and 100, each including a first electrode 10 and a second electrode 20 facing each other, and a conductive member 9 electrically connecting the photoelectric conversion elements 100 to each other. Each of the photoelectric conversion... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20110088747 - Photovoltaic device: A photovoltaic cell module including a plurality of serially connected photovoltaic cells on a common substrate, each including a first electrode, a printed light-harvesting layer and a printed second electrode, wherein at least one of the electrodes is transparent, and wherein the second electrode of a first cell is printed... Agent: The Technical University Of Denmark
20110088742 - Photovoltaic module: A photovoltaic module may include a transparent conductive layer on a substrate a first submodule including a first plurality of photovoltaic cells connected in series and a second submodule including a second plurality of photovoltaic cells connected in series.... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110088744 - Photovoltaic module failure detection devices and methods: Photovoltaic module failure detection devices and methods provide reliable, low cost, and effective solutions with visual indication of a temperature of diodes during installation, commissioning, operation, and/or maintenance. Indication of diode temperatures and/or detection of diode failures assures proper installation, improves output, expedites maintenance, increases safety, and/or raises reliability. A... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20110088740 - Photovoltaic panel clamp: A photovoltaic panel clamp includes an upper and lower section. The interface between the assembled clamp halves and the module edge is filled by a flexible gasket material, such as EPDM rubber. The gasket preferably has small, finger like protrusions that allow for easy insertion onto the module edge while... Agent: Sunlink Corporation.
20110088750 - Selective removal and contracting of thin film solar cells: A method for manufacturing a thin film solar cell device including a CIGS based thin film solar cell module (17). Edge deletion by selective removal of a multilayer structure (13) that includes at least a front contact (15) and a CIGS layer (7) to expose the back contact (5) in... Agent: Solibro Research Ab
20110088746 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module is discussed. The solar cell module includes a junction box, a solar cell panel including a plurality of strings of solar cells, each string including a plurality of solar cells that are arranged in a row and are electrically connected to one another, an interconnector for... Agent:
20110088749 - Solar cell module: In a solar cell module in which each lead wire is disposed on a back face electrode film of a solar cell string with one end thereof connected to an electrode lead-out portion provided at an end of the solar cell string and the other end of the lead wire... Agent:
20110088741 - Solar photovoltaic module safety shutdown system: A PV system may be used in case of emergencies. Each individual photovoltaic module receives a signal to determine if it is allowed to be operational or must shut down. Modules by default are shut off and safe to handle, absent the signal and in the presence of light.... Agent:
20110088751 - Non-imaging radiant energy concentrator: The invention is a radiant energy trap. As a solar collector it can combine diffuse light concentration and hybrid electric and thermal conversion. A refractor comprises a plurality of non-imaging concentrators, each interfaced with a corresponding receiver, adjacent to a reflector, which can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, with optically independent... Agent:
20110088752 - Photoelectric energy transducing apparatus: The invention discloses a photoelectric energy transducing apparatus, which includes a photoelectric energy transducing module and a semiconductor switch. The photoelectric energy transducing module includes a photoelectric energy transducing semiconductor structure, a first positive electrode, and a negative electrode. The semiconductor switch includes a second positive electrode and a second... Agent: Neobulb Technologies, Inc.
20110088754 - Polyurethane coatings for thermally regulating and the use thereof: The present invention relates to a polyurethane coating having pipes or hoses having a diameter of ≦95% of the thickness of the polyurethane coating, through which a medium for heat exchange flows.... Agent: Bayer Materialscience Ag
20110088753 - Solar energy converter and method for converting solar energy: The solar energy converter for generating electric energy and heated fluid comprises a multi-layer assembly, a photovoltaic panel and a manifold assembly. The multi-layer assembly is a casing and comprises N layers separated by at least one separator floor, each layer has at least one channel adapted to contain a... Agent: Soleeva Corporation
20110088755 - Mobile solar power generator: A mobile solar power generator is disclosed. The mobile solar power generator includes a plurality of solar energy collecting plates, a thermoelectric conversion unit, and a power distribution unit. The solar energy collecting plates are disposed at a top and/or a lateral side of the thermoelectric conversion unit for collecting... Agent:
20110088756 - Adhesive seal material for end portion of solar cell panel, sealed structure of end portion of solar cell panel, sealing method, solar cell module, and producing method thereof: An adhesive seal material for an end portion a solar cell panel is an adhesive seal material which is bonded to an end portion of a solar cell panel. The adhesive seal material includes a rubber-based adhesive layer, and a non-adhesive layer partially covering a surface of the rubber-based adhesive... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation
20110088759 - Fullerene-capped group iv semiconductor nanoparticles and devices made therefrom: Fullerene-capped Group IV nanoparticles, materials and devices made from the nanoparticles, and methods for making the nanoparticles are provided. The fullerene-capped Group IV nanoparticles have enhanced electron transporting properties and are well-suited for use in photovoltaic, electronics, and solid-state lighting applications.... Agent: Innovalight, Inc.
20110088758 - Glass paste composition, electrode substrate prepared using same, method of preparing electrode substrate, and dye sensitized solar cell including electrode substrate: According to embodiments of the invention, a glass paste composition for a dye sensitized solar cell includes a glass frit, an organic binder, and an organic solvent.... Agent:
20110088757 - Photovoltaic cell: The present invention involves the use of a membrane electrode assembly, i.e. a cathode/membrane/anode assembly capable of transmitting light. A first aspect of the invention is a photovoltaic cell which is a membrane electrode assembly capable of transmitting light. The membrane material is preferably a polymer comprising a strongly ionic... Agent:
20110088762 - Barrier layer disposed between a substrate and a transparent conductive oxide layer for thin film silicon solar cells: A method and apparatus for forming solar cells is provided. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic device includes a barrier layer disposed on a substrate, a TCO layer disposed on the barrier layer, and a p-i-n junction cell formed on the TCO layer. In another embodiment, a method for forming a... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20110088763 - Method and apparatus for improving photovoltaic efficiency: A method and apparatus for improving efficiency of photovoltaic cells by improving light capture between the photoelectric unit and back reflector is provided. A transition layer is formed at the interface between the photoelectric unit and transmitting conducting layer of the back reflector by adding oxygen, nitrogen, or both to... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20110088760 - Methods of forming an amorphous silicon layer for thin film solar cell application: A photovoltaic device and methods for forming an amorphous silicon layer for use in a photovoltaic device are provided. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic device includes a p-type amorphous silicon layer formed on a substrate, a barrier layer formed on the p-type amorphous silicon layer, and an intrinsic type amorphous... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20110088764 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell including a substrate, a first conductive layer, a photovoltaic layer, a second conductive layer and at least one passivation layer is provided. The first conductive layer is disposed on the substrate. The photovoltaic layer generates electron-hole pairs after receiving light, wherein the photovoltaic layer is disposed on... Agent: Auria Solar Co., Ltd.
20110088761 - Solar cell device and method for fabricating the same: A solar cell device is provided, including a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer disposed over the transparent substrate, a photovoltaic element formed over the composite transparent conductive layer, and an electrode layer disposed over the photovoltaic element. In one embodiment, the transparent conductive layer includes lithium and fluorine-co-doped tin... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110088768 - Method of annealing cadmium telluride photovoltaic device: A method of manufacturing a photovoltaic device may include forming a cadmium zinc sulfide layer on a substrate; depositing a cadmium telluride layer on the cadmium zinc sulfide layer; contacting a cadmium chloride to the cadmium telluride layer; and annealing one or more layers, where the one or more layers... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110088772 - Method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element, photoelectric conversion element manufactured by the same, method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element module, and photoelectric conversion element module manufactured by the same: A method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element includes: a first step of forming a porous oxide semiconductor layer on a surface of a catalytic layer of a first electrode including a metal plate made of titanium or a titanium alloy and the catalytic layer, or a surface of a... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20110088773 - Method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element, photoelectric conversion element manufactured by the same, method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element module, and photoelectric conversion element module manufactured by the same: A method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element includes: a semiconductor forming step of forming a porous oxide semiconductor layer on a surface of a catalytic layer of a first electrode including a metal plate made of titanium or an alloy including titanium and the catalytic layer, or a surface... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20110088770 - Nanowire-based transparent conductors and applications thereof: A transparent conductor including a conductive layer coated on a substrate is described. More specifically, the conductive layer comprises a network of nanowires that may be embedded in a matrix. The conductive layer is optically clear, patternable and is suitable as a transparent electrode in visual display devices such as... Agent: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
20110088774 - Photovoltaic cell and photovoltaic cell substrate: The invention relates to a photovoltaic cell (1) having an absorbent photovoltaic material, especially a cadmium-based 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 at least one... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20110088769 - Process of forming an electrode on the front-side of a non-textured silicon wafer: A process for the production of a front-side electrode on a non-textured silicon wafer having an ARC layer on its front-side, wherein the front-side electrode is printed from a silver paste and fired, wherein the silver paste comprises (i) an inorganic content comprising (a) 93 to 95 wt.-% of electrically... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20110088771 - Process of manufacturing tco substrate with light trapping feature and the device thereof: A new process of manufacturing a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) substrate with light trapping feature and the device thereof is described. The process comprises: forming a metal layer on a substrate, annealing the metal layer so that metal elements are self-aggregated, thereby forming a plurality of island-structure metal protrusions; and... Agent: Du Pont Apollo Ltd.
20110088765 - Solar cell structure: A solar cell structure is provided. The solar cell structure includes a substrate, a front transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer, a primary light absorbing layer, a back TCO layer, and a metal thin film layer stacked from bottom to top. The back TCO layer includes a coarse upper surface. Or... Agent:
20110088776 - Solar cell structure and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell structure including a photovoltaic layer, an upper electrode, a lower electrode, and a passivation layer is provided. The photovoltaic layer has an upper surface, a lower surface and a plurality of side surfaces, wherein the photovoltaic layer includes a first type and a second type semiconductor layer.... Agent: Auria Solar Co., Ltd.
20110088767 - Surface structure of crystalline silicon solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a surface structure of a crystalline silicon solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof. The surface structure of the crystalline silicon solar cell comprises a main body having a front side microstructure and a back side microstructure. A surface morphology of the front side microstructure includes... Agent: Motech Industries Inc.
20110088766 - Thin-film photovoltaic device and method for manufacturing the same: A thin-film photovoltaic device comprising at least: a substrate, a transparent electrode layer, a p-type semiconductor as the ohmic contact layer, an intrinsic semiconductor as the light absorption layer, and a magnesium alloy substituted for the n-type semiconductor as the other ohmic contact layer. A method for manufacturing the thin-film... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
20110088777 - Use of silane-modified polyolefins as adhesion promoters for the production of flat laminates: The invention relates to the use of polyolefins modified with one or more silanes as adhesion promoters for the production of flat glass/glass, glass/plastic, or plastic/plastic laminates, to corresponding laminates, and to displays containing the laminates according to the invention.... Agent: Evonik Degussa Gmbh
20110088778 - Solar cell device: A solar cell device is provided, including a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer disposed over the transparent substrate, a photovoltaic element formed over the composite transparent conductive layer, and an electrode layer disposed over the photovoltaic element. In one embodiment, the transparent conductive layer includes lithium and fluorine-co-doped tin... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110088779 - Method for manufacturing thin-film solar cell and thin-film solar cell: A method for manufacturing a thin-film solar cell including the follow processes is provided. First, a substrate is provided. Then, a first conductive layer is formed on the substrate. Afterward, a first photovoltaic layer is formed on the first conductive layer. Then, the first photovoltaic layer is processed by a... Agent: Auria Solar Co., Ltd.
20110088781 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module 1 includes a solar cell panel 9 having a primary side and a secondary side adjacent to the primary side, a primary frame member 10 disposed along the primary side, and a secondary frame member 20a disposed along the secondary side. The primary frame member 10... Agent:
20110088780 - Solar component for solar thermal installations, solar thermal installation, method for operating a solar thermal installation, and parts of a solar component for solar thermal installations: A solar component for solar thermal installations has an absorber element and at least one tube for a fluid thermal medium, coupled thermally directly or indirectly to the absorber element. At least one solid insulation of foam glass or plastic, in particular a cured plastic foam made of polyurethane or... Agent:
20110088782 - Photoelectric conversion semiconductor layer, method for producing the same, photoelectric conversion device and solar battery: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion semiconductor layer for generating an electric current when it absorbs light, a first electrode formed in contact with a light-absorbing surface of the semiconductor layer, and a second electrode formed in contact with a rear surface of the semiconductor layer. The semiconductor... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110088783 - Solar cell having organic nanowires: Example embodiments relate to a solar cell including organic nanowires. The solar cell may include a photoelectric conversion layer formed of a p-type material including an organic material and an n-type material including organic nanowires.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.04/14/2011 > 35 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110083710 - Energy-efficient micro-combustion system for power generation and fuel processing: An integrated micro-combustion power generator converts hydrocarbon fuel into electricity. The integrated micro-scale power generator includes a micro-machined combustor adapted to convert hydrocarbon fuel into thermal energy and a micro-machined thermoelectric generator adapted to convert the thermal energy into electrical energy. The combustion reaction in the combustor flows in a... Agent:
20110083711 - Energy generating device comprising a photovoltaic converter and a thermoelectric converter, the latter converter being included within the supporting substrate of the photovoltaic converter: An elementary device to generate electric energy including a photovoltaic converter and a thermoelectric converter. The photovoltaic converter includes a stack of layers, resting on a supporting substrate in heat-insulating material, including a first conductive layer as an upper electrode, and a second conductive layer as a lower electrode, the... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20110083712 - Thermoelectric module: Provided is a thermoelectric module including electrodes and P-type and N-type semiconductors formed on a substrate by a printing method. The thermoelectric module includes upper and lower substrates (110 and 120) formed of ceramic or aluminum and forming upper and lower surfaces of the thermoelectric module; electrodes (130) disposed on... Agent:
20110083713 - Seebeck/peltier bidirectional thermoelectric conversion device using nanowires of conductive or semiconductive material: The invention relates to Seebeck/Peltier bidirectional thermoelectric conversion devices and in particular to devices employing nanowires of conductive or semiconductive material defined on a substrate by common planar technologies.... Agent: Universita Degli Studi Di Milano-bicocca
20110083714 - Thermoelectric generator: A thermoelectric generator including a membrane maintained by lateral ends and capable of taking a first shape when its temperature reaches a first threshold and a second shape when its temperature reaches a second threshold greater than the first threshold; and mechanism capable of converting the motions and the deformations... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble) Sas
20110083719 - Electronic device: The present invention relates to an electronic device configured to make use of features in terms of design quality and flexibility of a dye-sensitized solar cell. A solar cell-cum-display unit 61 has both a function of a solar cell and a function of a display unit that displays a predetermined... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110083716 - Monolithic module assembly using back contact solar cells and metal ribbon: Embodiments of the invention contemplate the formation of a solar cell module comprising an array of interconnected solar cells that are formed using an automated processing sequence that is used to form a novel solar cell interconnect structure. In one embodiment, the module structure described herein includes a patterned adhesive... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20110083715 - Solar cell and solar cell module: A solar cell and a solar cell module including a plurality of solar cells are discussed. The solar cell according to an embodiment includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an emitter layer of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type disposed on the substrate, a plurality... Agent:
20110083717 - Solar cell module and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell module includes a base body, a plurality of solar cell elements arranged at intervals over the base body, a resin layer disposed on the solar cell elements and comprising a plurality of recesses on its surface facing opposite to the solar cell elements, and a protective sheet... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20110083718 - Solar panels for receiving scattered light: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to solar panels to generate electrical energy. In particular, solar panels configured to efficiently receive scattered light are disclosed. Solar panels or other light-receiving devices may be utilized to measure or detect weather or sky conditions.... Agent:
20110083721 - Concentrating photovoltaic system: A solar cell concentrating apparatus includes a parabolic or similar reflector focusing a beam of light on an array of photovoltaic cells to generate electric current. The reflector includes a large number of hexagonal mirrors each provided with an infra red reflective coating. A suitable reflective coating material is aluminum... Agent:
20110083720 - Concentrator photovoltaics device with positioning aid: The invention relates to a photovoltaics device for directly converting solar energy to electric power. Said device comprises a housing (10), provided with at least one light entrance panel from a transparent material, a plurality of solar cells (5), arranged at a respective distance to the at least one light... Agent: Solartec Ag
20110083723 - Solar energy reflector and assembly: There is also provided a solar energy assembly for collecting and converting solar energy, which assembly comprises a substrate 13 supporting an array of energy converters 11, a frame 12 mounted on the substrate to extend around at least some or part of the energy converters, and a reflector, as... Agent:
20110083722 - Textured metallic back reflector: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to device fabrication of thin films used as solar devices or other electronic devices, and include textured back reflectors utilized in solar applications. In one embodiment, a method for forming a textured metallic back reflector which includes depositing a metallic layer on a gallium... Agent: Alta Devices, Inc.
20110083724 - Monolithic integration of photovoltaic cells: A photovoltaic device and method of forming a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device includes a fluorine-containing photovoltaic material and a transparent electrode. Inclusion of fluorine in the photovoltaic material increases its thermal stability. The effect is particularly pronounced in photovoltaic materials based on disordered forms of silicon, including amorphous, nanocrystalline,... Agent:
20110083726 - Backsheet for solar cell module and solar cell module: A back sheet for a solar cell, comprising a substrate sheet and a cured coating film layer of a coating material formed on one side or each side of the substrate sheet, said coating material comprising a fluoropolymer (A) having repeating units based on a fluoroolefin (a), repeating units based... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
20110083725 - Solar cell module: There are provided a solar cell panel (2) and a frame (3) mounted to an edge of the solar cell panel (2), wherein: the frame (3) includes an elongated annular part (32) provided along the edge of the solar cell panel (2) and supporting the solar cell panel (2) from... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20110083727 - Photoelectrode for dye sensitized solar cell, method of manufacturing the same, and dye sensitized solar cell using the same: A photoelectrode for a dye sensitized solar cell, a method of preparing the same, and a dye sensitized solar cell using the photoelectrode. The photoelectrode includes mesoporous titanium dioxide particles with an average particle diameter in a range of about 100 to about 2000 nm and a specific surface area... Agent:
20110083728 - Disordered nanowire solar cell: A disordered nanowire solar cell includes doped silicon nanowires disposed in a disordered nanowire mat, a thin (e.g., 50 nm) p-i-n coating layer formed on the surface of the silicon nanowires, and a conformal conductive layer disposed on the upper (e.g., n-doped) layer of the p-i-n coating layer. The disordered... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20110083729 - Multi-junction solar cell: A solar cell includes a substrate; a buffer layer located on the substrate; a SixGe(1-x) bottom cell located on the buffer layer; a first tunneling layer located on the SixGe(1-x) bottom cell; a GaNyAs(1-y) middle cell located on the first tunneling layer; a second tunneling cell located on the GaNyAs(1-y)... Agent: Epistar Corporation
20110083734 - Module moisture barrier: A photovoltaic module may include a substrate; a semiconductor layer adjacent to the substrate; a lead foil adjacent to the semiconductor layer; a cover glass adjacent to the lead foil, where the cover glass includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and an opening, where the opening penetrates the top... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110083732 - Novel ruthenium complex and photoelectric component using the same: wherein L1, L2, A and X are defined the same as the specification. The ruthenium complex of the present invention is suitable for a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC). Hence, the photoelectric characteristics of the DSC manufactured with the ruthenium complex of the present invention are an improvement.... Agent: Everlight Usa, Inc.
20110083733 - Power inverter docking system for photovoltaic modules: An electronics module docking system includes docking member removably coupled to a photovoltaic module. The docking system includes a first connector port electrically coupled to one or more photovoltaic cells of the photovoltaic module. The photovoltaic module is selectively coupleable to the docking member. The docking system includes a housing... Agent: Solarbridge Technologies
20110083735 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same: A solar cell and a fabricating method thereof are provided. In the method of fabricating the solar cell, a p-type semiconductor substrate on whose light-receiving surface an anti-reflection coating is formed is loaded into a processing chamber. In this case, the p-type semiconductor substrate may be loaded on a substrate... Agent: Ips Ltd.
20110083731 - Solar-cell device with efficiency-improving nanocoating and method of manufacturing thereof: A solar cell device of improved efficiency consists of a photovoltaic solar cell and an efficiency-improving antireflective nanocoating film that is applied on the solar cell and interacts with the photovoltaic process of the cell. The coating film has a thickness ranging from 100 nm to 100 μm, and comprises... Agent: Gaze Nanotech Corp, Oleg Gadomsky, Arkady Zeyde, Igor Shtutman, Igor Voltovsky
20110083737 - Titanium oxide-covered carbon fiber and porous titanium oxide-covered carbon material composition: With a view to realizing a titanium oxide composite that has a large surface area and that enables efficient transfer of electrons by covering a surface of rod-like or fibrous carbon with a covering layer comprising titanium oxide particles connected to one another, an object of the invention is to... Agent: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
20110083736 - Wetting resistant materials and articles made therewith: Ceramic materials with relatively high resistance to wetting by various liquids, such as water, are presented, along with articles made with these materials, methods for making these articles and materials, and methods for protecting articles using coatings made from these materials. One particular embodiment is an article that comprises a... Agent: General Electric Company
20110083740 - Concentrator for solar radiation and use thereof: The invention relates to a concentrator arrangement for solar radiation which has a beam splitter for deflecting solar radiation by means of total reflection. Furthermore, the invention relates to a device for concentrating and converting solar energy which has such a concentrator and at least one device for the conversion... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewan
20110083739 - Energy collection systems and methods: An energy collection system is provided. The system can include an energy collection device and an energy concentration device disposed proximate at least a portion of the energy collection device. The energy concentration device includes a non-periodic, sub-wavelength, dielectric grating.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20110083741 - Multiconverter system comprising spectral separating reflector assembly and methods thereof: A system is set forth herein which can include a plurality of reflectors adapted to reflect light. The system can further include a plurality of photovoltaic cells. A certain reflector of the plurality of reflectors adapted to reflect light can be adapted to reflect light within a certain wavelength band... Agent: Rny Solar LLC
20110083742 - Multiconverter system comprising spectral separating reflector assembly and methods thereof: A system is set forth herein which can include a plurality of reflectors adapted to reflect light. The system can further include a plurality of photovoltaic cells. A certain reflector of the plurality of reflectors adapted to reflect light can be adapted to reflect light within a certain wavelength band... Agent: Rny Solar
20110083738 - Photovoltaic module with adhesion promoter: Photovoltaic modules with adhesion promoters and methods for fabricating photovoltaic modules with adhesion promoters are described. A photovoltaic module includes a solar cell including a first surface and a second surface, the second surface including a plurality of interspaced back-side contacts. A first glass layer is coupled to the first... Agent:
20110079262 - Diffusing agent composition, method of forming impurity diffusion layer, and solar battery: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a diffusing agent composition used in printing an impurity-diffusing component onto a semiconductor substrate, wherein the diffusing agent composition contains: a hydrolysis product of alkoxysilane (A); a component (B) containing at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydrolysis product... Agent: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20110079265 - Building integrated photovoltaic conversion system implemented in both vision and spandrel areas: A power generating system is manufactured, integrated and operated within an exterior shell or façade of a building structure. The system components—energy generating devices (which can be photovoltaic), control units and associated power/signal wiring are incorporated and operated within individual unitized curtain wall units making up the façade including both... Agent:
20110079264 - Solar cell module and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell module and a method for manufacturing the same are discussed. The solar cell module includes a substrate including an electricity generation area and an edge area that are divided by an insulating area, and a plurality of solar cells positioned in the electricity generation area. Each of... Agent:
20110079263 - Systems and methods to provide enhanced diode bypass paths: Systems and methods are herein disclosed for efficiently allowing current to bypass a group of solar cells having one or more malfunctioning or shaded solar cells without overwhelming a bypass diode. This can be done using a switch (e.g., a MOSFET) connected in parallel with the bypass diode. By turning... Agent: Tigo Energy, Inc.
20110079270 - Concentrator photovoltaic cell: There is disclosed a concentrator solar cell, having one or more radially elongate bus bars extending into a central region of the cell for collecting current from gridlines. Each bus bar terminates in a separate bond pad region at a periphery of the device.... Agent: Quantasol Limited
20110079266 - Intelligent solar energy collection system with a dedicated control device: A solar energy collection system is disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of solar panels and a control device. The panel further comprises a plurality of solar modules, a supporting, pivoting and tilting mechanism, a controller and a short range communication unit. The control device further comprises an orientation detector... Agent:
20110079267 - Lens system with directional ray splitter for concentrating solar energy: A concentration system or solar concentrator for supplying concentrated solar energy. The system includes a lens array with linear lenses focusing light received on an outer surface onto a number of focal point or focused lines of light. The system includes a light wafer with a substantially planar body formed... Agent: Genie Lens Technologies, LLC
20110079269 - Non-parabolic solar concentration to an area of controlled flux density conversion system and method: A solar conversion system with a solar collector that is shaped to focus reflected sunlight along an area with a substantially constant flux density. The area shape can be resemble a rectangular, square, circular, or other shape. Included with the system is a solar conversion module having a photovoltaic cell... Agent: Brightleaf Technologies, Inc.
20110079268 - Solar collector and conversion array: A solar array for collecting sunlight that is converted into electricity. The array includes an arrangement of solar collectors strategically positioned on a frame to maximize the amount of sunlight collected in relation to the size of the array. The collectors are plate like members with a reflective side and... Agent: Brightleaf Technologies, Inc.
20110079271 - Spectrum-splitting and wavelength-shifting photovoltaic energy converting system suitable for direct and diffuse solar irradiation: A photovoltaic energy converting system includes: (a) a first photovoltaic converter operable to receive incident solar radiation and convert to electricity those photons of the incident solar radiation having energies less than a predetermined bandgap energy; (b) a fluorescing member positioned for receiving reflected photons having reflected from the first... Agent:
20110079272 - Thin-film photoelectric converter and method for manufacturing the same: A thin-film photoelectric converter in which a first electrode layer formed of a transparent conductive material, a photoelectric conversion layer for photoelectric conversion, and a second electrode layer formed of a conductive material that reflects light are stacked in that order on an insulating light-transmitting substrate. The photoelectric conversion layer... Agent: Mitsusbishi Electric Corporation
20110079274 - Photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device designed according to a ratio of a line width to a pitch of a grid collector electrode is provided. The photoelectric conversion device includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a first electrode between the first substrate and the second substrate,... Agent:
20110079273 - Photovoltaic devices: A photovoltaic device includes a heterojunction between different semiconductor materials which are present in charge transporting layers. The charge transporting layer can be a hole or electron transporting layer. The device can include an interstitial layer between two layers of the device.... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20110079275 - Semiconductor nanoparticle/nanofiber composite electrodes: Composite electrode materials for DSSCs, DSSCs incorporating the composite electrode materials and methods for making the composite electrode materials are provided. The composite electrode materials are composed of semiconductor nanofibers embedded in a matrix of semiconductor nanoparticles. DSSCs incorporating the composite electrode materials exhibit both increased carrier transport and improved... Agent: South Dakota State University
20110079276 - Titanium oxide structure and porous titanium oxide composition: With a view to realizing a titanium oxide structure that has a large surface area and enables efficient transfer of ions and electrons by virtue of titanium oxide particles connected to one another, an object of the invention is to develop a material useful as an active material for dye-sensitized... Agent: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
20110079277 - Polyimide-metal laminate and solar cell: A polyimide-metal laminate comprising a polyimide film and a metal layer for use as an electrode, which is formed on the side (Side B) of the polyimide film which was in contact with a support when producing a self-supporting film in the production of the polyimide film, is used to... Agent: Ube Industries, Ltd.
20110079278 - Method of manufacturing a photovoltaic compound semiconductor printing solution to produce solar cells: A photovoltaic semiconductor solution comprising at least an equimolar mixture of cadmium, tellurium, gallium and indium; propylene glycol flux; carbon; resin in an organic solvent; strontium titanate; and high molecular weight polymer. The photovoltaic semiconductor solution provides charged free electrons on application of light to the photovoltaic semiconductor solution. Another... Agent:
20110079281 - Photovoltaic solar cell and method of production thereof: A solar cell comprising a base layer of p-doped silicon and an emitter layer of n-doped silicon, where an electrode is arranged regionally on the emitter layer and optionally it passivation layer is arranged regionally on the back surface of the base layer and a layer of a dielectric, the... Agent: Universitat Stuttgart
20110079279 - Self-remediating photovoltaic module: A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module may include forming a photovoltaic device including a constituent material; forming a hydrophilic material adjacent to the constituent material, where the hydrophilic material includes cellulose; and depositing a remediation agent adjacent to the hydrophilic material, such that the remediation agent is proximate to,... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110079280 - Self-remediating photovoltaic module: A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module may include forming a photovoltaic device including a constituent material; forming a hydrophilic material adjacent to the constituent material, where the hydrophilic material includes polyethylene; and depositing a remediation agent adjacent to the hydrophilic material, such that the remediation agent is proximate to,... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110079282 - Self-remediating photovoltaic module: A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module may include forming a photovoltaic device including a constituent material; forming a hydrophilic material adjacent to the constituent material, where the hydrophilic material includes a polyvinyl acetate or alcohol; and depositing a remediation agent adjacent to the hydrophilic material, such that the remediation... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110079283 - Self-remediating photovoltaic module: A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module may include forming a photovoltaic device including a constituent material; forming a hydrophilic material adjacent to the constituent material, where the hydrophilic material includes an acrylate-based polymer; and depositing a remediation agent adjacent to the hydrophilic material, such that the remediation agent is... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20110079284 - Structure and method for connecting junction box to solar cell module: In a structure and method for connecting junction box to solar cell module, at least one support pin is embedded in the laminated layers of the solar cell module. The support pin includes at least a plug section, a support section and a stop section. The support section is embedded... Agent:
20110079285 - Polymer solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A manufacturing method of a polymer solar cell is illustrated. A substrate and a first conductive layer formed thereon are provided. An organic active semiconductor material and a functional organic material, which features modifying an interface between an organic layer and electrodes, are dissolved in an organic solvent to form... Agent: National Chiao Tung UniversityPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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