Patents by Inventor Tamir Lance

Tamir Lance 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: 11869998
    Abstract: Strings of interconnected PV cells within a PV laminate or module are themselves connected by one or more cross-ties. These cross-tied strings can be oriented in a straight or serpentine fashion and spacings between adjacent strings may differ depending upon whether a cross-tie connection is present or not. The PV cells may be multi-diode PV cells having a shared substrate. PV cells connected by a cross-tie are connected in parallel and have a shared voltage potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: MAXEON SOLAR PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Tamir Lance, Hoi Hong Ng, David Okawa, Adam Rothschild Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11804565
    Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in an overlapping shingled manner and conductively bonded to each other in their overlapping regions to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module. Rear surface electrical connections between solar cells in electrically parallel super cells provide alternative current paths (i.e., detours) through the solar module around damaged, shaded, or otherwise underperforming solar cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: MAXEON SOLAR PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ratson Morad, Gilad Almogy, Tamir Lance, Nathan Beckett
  • Publication number: 20230307566
    Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in an overlapping shingled manner and conductively bonded to each other in their overlapping regions to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: MAXEON SOLAR PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Tamir LANCE, Nathan Beckett, Gilad Almogy, David B. DeGraaff
  • Publication number: 20230253517
    Abstract: Metallization of semiconductor substrates using a laser beam, and the resulting structures, e.g., micro-electronic devices, semiconductor substrates and/or solar cells, solar cell circuit, solar cell strings, and solar cell arrays are described. A solar cell string can include a plurality of solar cells. The plurality of solar cells can include a substrate and a plurality of semiconductor regions disposed in or above the substrate. A plurality of conductive contact structures is electrically connected to the plurality semiconductor regions. Each conductive contact structure includes a locally deposited metal portion disposed in contact with a corresponding one of the semiconductor regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron Randolph Barkhouse, Lewis C. Abra, George G. Correos, Marc Robinson, Paul W. Loscutoff, Ryan Reagan, David Okawa, Tamir Lance, Thierry Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11695086
    Abstract: Solar devices and methods for producing solar devices are disclosed. In some examples, a solar device includes solar cells arranged in a shingled manner such that adjacent long edges of adjacent ones of the solar cells overlap. The adjacent long edges have a non-linear shape that has protruding portions. The solar device includes contact pads arranged in the protruding portions of the adjacent long edges such that the contact pads of the adjacent ones of the solar cells are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Maxeon Solar Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Alexis Caswell, Maritza Ruiz, Tamir Lance, Nathan Beckett, David DeGraaff
  • Patent number: 11664472
    Abstract: Metallization of semiconductor substrates using a laser beam, and the resulting structures, e.g., micro-electronic devices, semiconductor substrates and/or solar cells, solar cell circuit, solar cell strings, and solar cell arrays are described. A solar cell string can include a plurality of solar cells. The plurality of solar cells can include a substrate and a plurality of semiconductor regions disposed in or above the substrate. A plurality of conductive contact structures is electrically connected to the plurality semiconductor regions. Each conductive contact structure includes a locally deposited metal portion disposed in contact with a corresponding one of the semiconductor regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Maxeon Solar Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron Randolph Barkhouse, Lewis C. Abra, George G. Correos, Marc Robinson, Paul W. Loscutoff, Ryan Reagan, David Okawa, Tamir Lance, Thierry Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11646387
    Abstract: A method of fabricating solar cell, solar laminate and/or solar module string is provided. The method may include: locating a metal foil over a plurality of semiconductor substrates; exposing the metal foil to laser beam over selected portions of the plurality of semiconductor substrates, wherein exposing the metal foil to the laser beam forms a plurality conductive contact structures having of locally deposited metal portion electrically connecting the metal foil to the semiconductor substrates at the selected portions; and selectively removing portions of the metal foil, wherein remaining portions of the metal foil extend between at least two of the plurality of semiconductor substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Maxeon Solar Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron Randolph Barkhouse, David C. Okawa, David F. Kavulak, Lewis C. Abra, George G. Correos, Richard Hamilton Sewell, Ryan Reagan, Tamir Lance, Thierry Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11621362
    Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in an overlapping shingled manner and conductively bonded to each other in their overlapping regions to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: MAXEON SOLAR PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Tamir Lance, Nathan Beckett, Gilad Almogy, David B. DeGraaff
  • Patent number: 11615487
    Abstract: An energy evaluation system includes an energy system modeling framework and an Application Program Interface (API) as part of the energy system evaluation framework. The energy evaluation system can be configured to query a simulation application program interface (API) with PV system configuration parameters as arguments, generate a shade loss time series based on the system configuration parameters, simulate energy output for the PV system based on the shade loss time series, and output energy aggregations based on the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chetan Chaudhari, Tamir Lance, Amir Asgharzadeh Shishavan
  • Publication number: 20230086161
    Abstract: Photovoltaic panels may be aggregated in various ways and may be aggregated with the use of a backplane where the backplane comprises electrical connectors positioned to electrically connect the PV panels. The PV panels may have various sizes and shapes and may overlap one or more other PV panels or PV panels being aggregated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Okawa, Zachary S. Judkins, Tamir Lance, Tyler D. Newman, Thierry H. Nguyen, Ryan Reagan
  • Patent number: 11611006
    Abstract: This specification describes automated reel processes for producing solar modules and solar module reels. In some examples, a method includes receiving a continuous feed of photovoltaic devices on a photovoltaic device sheet. The method includes locating and bypassing one or more defective photovoltaic devices on the photovoltaic device sheet. The method includes installing bussing for the photovoltaic devices on the photovoltaic device sheet. The method includes feeding the photovoltaic device sheet to an encapsulation system to output a photovoltaic module sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Maxeon Solar Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cameron Hosken, David Okawa, Thierry Nguyen, Tamir Lance, Jason Kalus
  • Publication number: 20230055522
    Abstract: Reconfigurable PV panels can have features that include cut lines for separating full panels into smaller subpanels, connector ribbons for assembling several reconfigurable PV panels into a one-dimensional or two-dimensional array and can be stacked upon each other and unstacked by rotating them about a shared connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary S. Judkins, David C. Okawa, Brian S. Wares, Tamir Lance, Patrick L. Chapman
  • Patent number: 11527990
    Abstract: Photovoltaic panels may be aggregated in various ways and may be aggregated with the use of a backplane where the backplane comprises electrical connectors positioned to electrically connect the PV panels. The PV panels may have various sizes and shapes and may overlap one or more other PV panels or PV panels being aggregated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Okawa, Zachary S. Judkins, Tamir Lance, Tyler D. Newman, Thierry H. Nguyen, Ryan Reagan
  • Publication number: 20220367735
    Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells conductively bonded to each other in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ratson MORAD, Gilad ALMOGY, Itai SUEZ, Jean HUMMEL, Nathan BECKETT, Yafu LIN, John GANNON, Michael J. STARKEY, Robert STUART, Tamir LANCE, Dan MAYDAN
  • Patent number: 11495698
    Abstract: Reconfigurable PV panels can have features that include cut lines for separating full panels into smaller subpanels, connector ribbons for assembling several reconfigurable PV panels into a one-dimensional or two-dimensional array and can be stacked upon each other and unstacked by rotating them about a shared connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary S. Judkins, David C. Okawa, Brian S. Wares, Tamir Lance, Patrick L. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20220352393
    Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells conductively bonded to each other in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ratson MORAD, Gilad ALMOGY, Itai SUEZ, Jean HUMMEL, Nathan BECKETT, Yafu LIN, John GANNON, Michael J. STARKEY, Robert STUART, Tamir LANCE, Dan MAYDAN
  • Publication number: 20220345075
    Abstract: This specification describes angled polymer solar modules, methods for producing angled polymer solar modules, and methods for installing angled polymer solar modules. In some examples, a method includes producing a flat polymer sheet including one or more photovoltaic cells. The method includes applying force to the flat polymer sheet to curve the flat polymer sheet in at least one region, forming an angled polymer sheet from the flat polymer sheet. The method includes mounting the angled polymer sheet on a roof deck such that the photovoltaic cells are angled with respect to the roof deck by virtue of the at least one region being curved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: David Okawa, Tamir Lance, Gabriela Bunea, Brian Wares, Zachary Judkins
  • Patent number: 11482639
    Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells conductively bonded to each other in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ratson Morad, Gilad Almogy, Itai Suez, Jean Hummel, Nathan Beckett, Yafu Lin, John Gannon, Michael J. Starkey, Robert Stuart, Tamir Lance, Dan Maydan
  • Publication number: 20220310860
    Abstract: Strings of interconnected PV cells within a PV laminate or module are themselves connected by one or more cross-ties. These cross-tied strings can be oriented in a straight or serpentine fashion and spacings between adjacent strings may differ depending upon whether a cross-tie connection is present or not. The PV cells may be multi-diode PV cells having a shared substrate. PV cells connected by a cross-tie are connected in parallel and have a shared voltage potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir Lance, Hoi Hong Ng, David Okawa, Adam Rothschild Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20220293803
    Abstract: Solar devices and methods for producing solar devices are disclosed. In some examples, a solar device includes solar cells arranged in a shingled manner such that adjacent long edges of adjacent ones of the solar cells overlap. The adjacent long edges have a non-linear shape that has protruding portions. The solar device includes contact pads arranged in the protruding portions of the adjacent long edges such that the contact pads of the adjacent ones of the solar cells are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel Alexis Caswell, Maritza Ruiz, Tamir Lance, Nathan Beckett, David DeGraaff