Patents by Inventor Tomomi Sekine

Tomomi Sekine 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: 20130306145
    Abstract: A glass substrate for a CIGS solar cell containing specific amounts of SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, MgO, CaO, SrO, BaO, ZrO2, TiO2, Na2O and K2O, respectively. The glass substrate satisfies the specific requirements regarding MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO, Na2O+K2O, MgO/Al2O3, (2Na2O+K2O+SrO+BaO)/(Al2O3+ZrO2), Na2O/K2O, the relation of Al2O3 and MgO, and the relation of CaO and MgO, respectively. The glass substrate has a glass transition temperature of 640° C. or higher, an average coefficient of thermal expansion within a range of 50 to 350° C. of 70×10?7 to 90×10?7/° C., the temperature (T4) of 1,230° C. or lower, the temperature (T2) of 1,650° C. or lower, and a density of 2.7 g/cm3 or less. The glass substrate satisfies the relationship of T4?TL??30° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu HANAWA, Yutaka Kuroiwa, Tetsuya Nakashima, Reo Usui, Takeshi Tomizawa, Tomomi Sekine