Patents by Inventor Antonin FAES

Antonin FAES has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11588124
    Abstract: Photovoltaic module comprising a plurality of multijunction photovoltaic cells, at least one of said multijunction photovoltaic cells comprising: a first photovoltaic sub-cell extending over a first predetermined area; a second photovoltaic sub-cell provided on said first photovoltaic sub-cell and in electrical connection therewith, said second photovoltaic sub-cell extending over a second predetermined area which is smaller than said first predetermined area so as to define at least one zone in which said first photovoltaic sub-cell is uncovered by said second photovoltaic sub-cell; an electrically-insulating layer situated upon said first photovoltaic sub-cell in at least a part of said zone; and an electrically-conductive layer situated upon at least part of said electrically-insulating layer and in electrical connection with a surface of said second photovoltaic sub-cell, wherein at least one of said multijunction photovoltaic cells is electrically connected to at least one other of said multijunction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Brett Kamino, Björn Niesen, Christophe Alsadat Ballif, Nicolas Badel, Antonin Faes, Jonas Geissbühler, Matthieu Despeisse
  • Publication number: 20230006083
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a single-side-contacted photovoltaic device (1), comprising the steps of: a) providing a photovoltaically-active substrate (3) defining a plurality of alternating hole collecting zones (3a) and electron collecting zones (3b) arranged in parallel strips; b) depositing a conductive layer (5) across said zones; c) depositing at least one conductive track (9) extending along at least part of each of said zones (3a, 3b); d) selectively forming a dielectric layer (7) on each of said zones (3a, 3b), so as to leave an exposed area free of dielectric at an interface between adjacent zones (3a, 3b); e) etching said conductive layer (5) in said exposed areas; f) applying a plurality of interconnecting conductors (11a, 11b) so as to electrically interconnect at least a portion of said hole collecting zones (3a) with each other, and to electrically interconnect at least a portion of said electron collecting zones (3b) with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Antonin FAES, Bertrand PAVIET-SALOMON, Nicolas BADEL, Jonathan CHAMPLIAUD, Matthieu DESPEISSE, Christophe BALLIF, Gaëlle ANDREATTA
  • Publication number: 20220199843
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a photovoltaic cell, comprising the steps of: providing a photovoltaic conversion device; providing a transparent conductive oxide layer upon at least a first face of said photovoltaic conversion device; forming a self-assembled monolayer on said transparent conductive oxide layer, said self-assembled monolayer being based on molecules terminated by at least one group F which is chosen from: a phosphonic acid group, a P(O)O2?M+ group, a OPO3H2 group, or an OP(O)O2?M+ group, wherein M+ is a metal cation; patterning said self-assembled monolayer so as to define at least one plateable zone in which said transparent conductive oxide layer is exposed; plating a metal onto said at least one plateable zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Gaëlle ANDREATTA, Christophe ALLEBE, Agata LACHOWICZ, Nicolas BLONDIAUX, Antonin FAES