Patents Assigned to Konarka Technologies, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130161594
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel formulations comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and a conductive additive, to their use as conducting inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel formulations, and to OE devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: KONARKA TECHNOLOGIES, INC., MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit Beschrankter Haftung, KONARKA TECHNOLOGIES, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130032204
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells containing a novel electrode, as well as related systems, methods, modules, and components, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Claire Lepont, Michael Lee, Edward Lindholm, Dick Estes
  • Patent number: 8178779
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a photovoltaic cell containing first and second electrodes, a photoactive layer between the first and second electrodes, and a hole transport layer between the first electrode and the photoactive layer. The hole transport layer consists of an ionic copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin-An He, Russell Gaudiana, David Waller, Lian Wang, Srini Balasubramanian, Jeremiah Mwaura, Christoph Brabec
  • Patent number: 8168087
    Abstract: Patterned photovoltaic cells, as well as related components and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Jin-An He, David Waller
  • Publication number: 20120090679
    Abstract: Solid state dye sensitized photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kethinni G. Chittibabu, Michael Graetzel, David P. Waller, Srini Balasubramanian, Kevin Coakley, Jin-An He, Jean Francois Penneau, Igor Sokolik
  • Patent number: 8158881
    Abstract: Tandem photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Brabec, Russell Gaudiana, Christoph Waldauf
  • Patent number: 8148548
    Abstract: A heterocyclic fused selenophenes and a method of making a heterocyclic fused selenophenes of formula (1): wherein X is S or Se, Y is S or Se, wherein one or both of X and Y is Se, R is a substituent group. The monomer being capable of polymerization to form an electrically conductive polymer or oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Zahn, Richard V. C. Carr, Roberta Kathleen Hause, Carrie A. Costello, Mark Mclaws
  • Patent number: 8129616
    Abstract: The invention discloses for the first time how an organic component can be produced in a process designed entirely as a roll-to-roll process. The advantage of the continuous production method described here is, further, that the active regions of the active semiconductor layer are not exposed to unprotected solvents and/or solvent vapors at any time during the production process. This makes it possible to produce a high-quality organic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Brabec, Jens Hauch
  • Publication number: 20110308604
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells that have a mesh electrode, as well as related systems, methods and components, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Alan Montello
  • Patent number: 8071874
    Abstract: The invention, in one aspect, provides a photovoltaic cell including a charge carrier material and a photosensitized interconnected nanoparticle material including nanoparticles linked by a polymeric linking agent, both disposed between first and second rigid, significantly light-transmitting substrates. In one embodiment, the charge carrier material and the photosensitized interconnected nanoparticle material are disposed between a first and second flexible, significantly light-transmitting substrate that are themselves disposed between the first and second rigid, significantly light-transmitting substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Beckenbaugh, Russell Gaudiana, Kethinni G. Chittibabu
  • Publication number: 20110290324
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells with thiazole-containing polymers, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Richard Kingsborough, Xiaobo Shi, David Waller, Zhengguo Zhu
  • Publication number: 20110284080
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells with silole-containing polymers, as well as related systems, methods and components are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Richard Kingsborough, Xiaobo Shi, David Waller, Zhengguo Zhu
  • Patent number: 8058550
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a polymer that includes a first comonomer repeat unit containing a benzothiadiazole moiety, a thiophene oxide moiety, a cyclopentadithiophene oxide moiety, a thiadiazoloquinoxaline moiety, a benzoisothiazole moiety, a benzothiazole moiety, a thienothiophene moiety, a thienothiophene oxide moiety, a dithienothiophene moiety, a dithienothiophene oxide moiety, or a tetrahydroisoindole moiety. The polymer can be used as a photoactive material in a photovoltaic cell. This disclosure also relates to such photovoltaic cells, as well as modules containing such photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Richard Kingsborough, Xiaobo Shi, David Waller, Zhengguo Zhu
  • Publication number: 20110220188
    Abstract: Solid state dye sensitized photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Josef Brabec, Kethinni G. Chittibabu, David Waller
  • Patent number: 8008421
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells with silole-containing polymers, as well as related systems, methods and components are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Richard Kingsborough, Xiaobo Shi, David Waller, Zhengguo Zhu
  • Patent number: 8008424
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells with thiazole-containing polymers, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Gaudiana, Richard Kingsborough, Xiaobo Shi, David Waller, Zhengguo Zhu
  • Publication number: 20110189812
    Abstract: Methods of preparing photovoltaic modules, as well as related components, systems, and devices, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Brabec, Robert D. Eckert, Robert L. Graves, JR., Jens Hauch, Karl Pichler, Igor Sokolik, Lian Wang
  • Patent number: 7981323
    Abstract: Monomeric, oligomeric and polymeric electrically conductive compounds and methods of making the compounds having a repeating unit having formula P1, as follows: where X is S or Se, Y is S or Se, wherein one or both of X and Y is Se, R is a substituent group capable of bonding to the ring structure. R may include hydrogen or isotopes thereof, hydroxyl, alkyl, including C1 to C20 primary, secondary or tertiary alkyl groups, arylalkyl, alkenyl, perfluoroalkyl, perfluororaryl, aryl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, alkanoyl, alkylthio, aryloxy, alkylthioalkyl, alkynyl, alkylaryl, arylalkyl, amido, alkylsulfinyl, alkoxyalkyl, alkylsulfonyl, aryl, arylamino, diarylamino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, arylarylamino, arylthio, heteroaryl, arylsulfinyl, alkoxycarbonyl, arylsulfonyl, carboxyl, halogen, nitro, cyano, sulfonic acid, or alkyl or phenyl substituted with one or more sulfonic acid, phosphoric acid, carboxylic acid, halo, amino, nitro, hydroxyl, cyano or epoxy moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steffen Zahn
  • Patent number: 7982055
    Abstract: A heterocyclic fused selenophenes and a method of making a heterocyclic fused selenophenes of formula (1): wherein X is S or Se, Y is S or Se, wherein one or both of X and Y is Se, R is a substituent group. The monomer being capable of polymerization to form an electrically conductive polymer or oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Zahn, Carrie A. Costello, Mark McLaws
  • Patent number: 7982129
    Abstract: Photovoltaic cells with interconnects to an external circuit, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konarka Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph W. Chan, Kevin P. Oliver