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Photovoltaic Cell-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Method and system for mounting photovoltaic cells to create shade and electricity
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102734

A method and system for creating a shaded area using retractably mounted photovoltaic cells is disclosed that utilizes an energy and shade producing canopy of retractable photovoltaic cells or panels that is deployed to create shade and electricity when desired and retracted when not in use.
Thin film photovoltaic cell with back contacts
International Business Machines Corporation
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102450

Photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic devices, and methods of fabrication are provided. The photovoltaic cells include a transparent substrate to allow light to enter the photovoltaic cell through the substrate, and a light absorption layer associated with the substrate. The light absorption layer has opposite first and second surfaces, with the first surface being closer to the transparent substrate than the second ...
Skylight with high angle sunlight shade device
April 12, 2018 - N°20180100308

A skylight shade device and skylight mounted on a roof of a building includes a roof and a skylight installed on the roof. A shade element including photovoltaic cells is positioned to occlude at least a portion of high angle sunlight through the skylight dome without occluding low angle sunlight through the skylight dome.
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Novel glasses
Pilkington Group Limited
April 12, 2018 - N°20180099896

Glasses are disclosed having a composition comprising the following oxides (in weight %): sio2 61 to 70%, al2o3 0 to 9%, na2o 10 to 13%, k2o 0 to 1%, mgo 2 to 6%, cao 6 to 16%, sro 0 to 1%, zro2 2 to 15%, tio2 0 to 1%. The glasses may have a strain point greater than 570° c., and good dimensional stability at high temperatures, making them suitable for fire protection glazings and substrates ...
Glasses
Pilkington Group Limited
April 12, 2018 - N°20180099895

Glasses are disclosed having a composition comprising the following oxides (in weight %): sio261 to 70%, al2o3 2 to 15%, na2o 10 to 13%, k2o 0 to 1%, mgo 2 to 6%, cao 6 to 16%, sro 0 to 1%, zro20 to 15%, tio2 0 to 1%. The glasses may have a strain point greater than 570 ° c., and good dimensional stability at high temperatures, making them suitable for fire protection glazings and substrates ...
Foldable photovoltaic assembly with non-perpendicular interconnection
Global Solar Energy, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180097472

Foldable photovoltaic assemblies and methods of manufacturing such assemblies, including a transparent top sheet having a fold line and a conductive interconnection pattern spanning the fold line. The conductive interconnection pattern includes inter-cell connections configured to interconnect individual photovoltaic cells to form photovoltaic submodules, and also inter-submodule connections configured to interconnect photovoltaic submodules to form an assembly of submodules, which ...
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Photo-sensitive silicon package embedding self-powered electronic system
Texas Instruments Incorporated
April 05, 2018 - N°20180096978

A self-powered electronic system comprises a first chip (401) of single-crystalline semiconductor embedded in a second chip (302) of single-crystalline semiconductor shaped as a container bordered by ridges. The assembled chips are nested and form an electronic device assembled, in turn, in a slab of weakly p-doped low-grade silicon shaped as a container (330) bordered by ridges (331). The flat side (335) of the slab ...
Portable renewable energy power system
Unlimited Power, Ltd.
March 29, 2018 - N°20180090796

Various examples described herein are directed to portable renewable energy power systems comprising a solar module comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells; a battery module comprising a plurality of battery cells; a user interface comprising at least one input device and at least one display; an alternating current/direct current (ac/dc) converter; a direct current/alternating current (dc/ac) ...
Electrically contacting and interconnecting photovoltaic cells
Imec Vzw
March 29, 2018 - N°20180090635

A method and module for electrically contacting a photovoltaic cell and for electrically interconnecting such cell is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes providing a woven fabric comprising a plurality of electrically conductive wires being provided in a single one of a warp direction and a weft direction. The woven fabric further includes a plurality of polymer yarns being ...
Self-winding watch
The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd
March 29, 2018 - N°20180088534

The invention relates to a self-winding watch comprising a movement connected to a winding device of a barrel spring comprising an oscillating weight pivoting around an axis a, a reduction wheel train cooperating with the oscillating weight to transmit the torque to the barrel, a storage unit for electrical energy, a photovoltaic cell arranged to receive the ambient light and ...
Non-concentrated photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal hybrid devices and methods for solar energy collection
March 22, 2018 - N°20180083572

In embodiments, the inefficiencies present in conventional technologies that separately utilize photovoltaic or solar thermal technologies are obviated. Embodiments relate generally to a solar energy collection device having a focusing element with a shape configured to direct collimated incident light to a common focal region. A focus tube is then arranged at the focal region. The focus tube has an ...
Three-dimensional elongated photovoltaic cell assemblies
March 15, 2018 - N°20180076758

Three-dimensional photovoltaic assemblies capable of greater electric power output and more consistent power profiles than flat photovoltaic systems of the prior art with the same footprint are disclosed. The assemblies are comprised of a plurality of elongated photovoltaic modules arranged to project radially outward from a central trunk. In some embodiments, elongated photovoltaic modules comprise an elongated prismatic body having ...
Solar rechargeable unmanned vehicle systems and methods to monitor a geographic area
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
March 15, 2018 - N°20180075760

Some embodiments provide an aerial monitoring system to monitor a geographic area, comprising: a unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) comprising: a plurality of lift motors to drive a propeller; a substructural support supporting the lift motors and propellers; a uav control circuit configured to control the operation of the lift motors; a rechargeable electrical power source that supplies electrical power to ...
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Monolithic integration of heterojunction solar cells
International Business Machines Corporation
March 08, 2018 - N°20180069141

A method for fabricating a device with integrated photovoltaic cells includes supporting a semiconductor substrate on a first handle substrate and doping the semiconductor substrate to form doped alternating regions with opposite conductivity. A doped layer is formed over a first side the semiconductor substrate. A conductive material is patterned over the doped layer to form conductive islands such that ...
Photovoltaic device and operating point control circuit device for photovoltaic cells or other power supply ...
Tokyo Metropolitan University
March 01, 2018 - N°20180062392

In a photovoltaic device or an operating point control circuit in which a current is output from a corresponding power supply cell or capacitor to between output terminals by periodically cutting off switching elements which are connected in series to a plurality of power supply cells and/or capacitors connected in series between the output terminals via inductors, cutoff duty ...
Surface treatment for photovoltaic device
International Business Machines Corporation
March 01, 2018 - N°20180062023

The present invention relates generally to semiconductor devices and more particularly, to a structure and method of forming a photovoltaic cell using a surface treatment to improve device performance. Embodiments of the present invention may improve open circuit voltage, fill factor, and energy conversion efficiency by performing a surface treatment on an upper surface of an absorber layer. The surface ...
Light collection and redirection to a solar panel
Bigz Tech Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180054159

There is provided a unit for light conversion in a building, the unit comprises a solar panel comprising photovoltaic cells without any light-absorbing or light-reflecting coating such as to be raw. The photovoltaic cells can have a wavelength range of conversion optimized for natural sunlight. The unit further comprises an enclosure surrounding the solar panel and preventing the exposure of ...
Photovoltaic cells
Dupont Teijin Films U.s. Limited Partnership
February 22, 2018 - N°20180053866

The invention is concerned with photovoltaic cells, processes for the production thereof and polyester films useful in the production thereof wherein the back plane of the photovoltaic cell is a polyester film having an adhesive coating derived from a composition comprising an epoxy resin and a blocked diisocyanate.
Pv cells and backsheet polyester films
Dupont Teijin Films U.s. Limited Partnership
February 22, 2018 - N°20180053865

Photovoltaic cells which comprise a back plane comprising a polyester film and an adhesive coating derived from an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and an oxazoline crosslinking agent and methods for forming the same are described.
Wavelength-selective specularly reflecting photovoltaic module and manufacture thereof
February 22, 2018 - N°20180053862

A photovoltaic module comprises a plurality of photovoltaic cells, and a polymeric film positioned on an incident light side of the plurality of photovoltaic cells, wherein the polymeric film transmits a range of wavelengths of the incident light spectrum and specularly reflects wavelengths outside of the range. An encapsulant layer is in contact with the polymeric film. The polymeric film ...
Composition for optical film, and optical film comprising same
Lg Chem, Ltd.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180051144

An optical film, a production method therefor, a lighting device and a display device are provided. The present application is capable of providing an optical film having excellent color purity and efficiency, the optical film being capable of providing a lighting device having excellent color characteristics. The optical film of the present application can stably maintain the above described excellent ...
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