Patents by Inventor Sam Rosenthal

Sam Rosenthal 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).

  • Publication number: 20130295710
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules are provided. One method includes providing a substrate and depositing a lower electrode above the substrate. The method also includes depositing a lower stack of microcrystalline silicon layers above the lower electrode, depositing an upper stack of amorphous silicon layers above the lower stack of microcrystalline silicon layers, and depositing an upper electrode above the upper stack of amorphous silicon layers. At least one of the lower stack and the upper stack includes an N-I-P stack of silicon layers having an n-doped silicon layer, an intrinsic silicon layer, and a p-doped silicon layer. The intrinsic silicon layer has an energy band gap that is reduced by depositing the intrinsic silicon layer at a temperature of at least 250 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Coakley, Brad Stimson, Sam Rosenthal, Jason Stephens, Guleid Hussen, Kunal Gurotra
  • Publication number: 20100282314
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell includes a substrate, a semiconductor layer stack, a reflective and conductive electrode layer, and a textured template layer. The semiconductor layer stack is disposed above the substrate. The electrode layer is located between the substrate and the semiconductor layer stack. The template layer is between the substrate and the electrode layer. The template layer includes an undulating upper surface that imparts a predetermined shape to the electrode layer. The electrode layer reflects light back into the semiconductor layer stack based on the predetermined shape of the electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: THINSILICION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Coakley, Brad Stimson, Sam Rosenthal