Patents by Inventor Zhibo Zhao

Zhibo Zhao 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: 20190221685
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a p-type semiconductor absorber layer. A photovoltaic device may include a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a CdSeTe layer over a substrate. The process includes forming a p-type cadmium selenide telluride absorber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Feng Liao, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190144432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metallo-?-lactamase inhibitor compounds of Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein Z, RA, X1, X2 and R1 are as defined herein. The present invention also relates to compositions which comprise a metallo-?-lactamase inhibitor compound of the invention or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, optionally in combination with a beta lactam antibiotic and/or a beta-lactamase inhibitor. The invention further relates to methods for treating a bacterial infection comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention, in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of one or more ?-lactam antibiotics and optionally in combination with one or more beta-lactamase inhibitor compounds. The compounds of the invention are useful in the methods described herein for overcoming antibiotic resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Bennett, Jinlong Jiang, Alexander Pasternak, Shuzhi Dong, Xin Gu, Jack D. Scott, Haiqun Tang, Zhiqiang Zhao, Yuhua Huang, Dexi Yang, Katherine Young, Li Xiao, Zhibo Zhang, Jianmin Fu
  • Patent number: 10243092
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a p-type semiconductor absorber layer, the substrate structure including a CdSSe layer. A photovoltaic device may alternatively include a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a CdSSe layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process includes forming a p-type absorber layer above the CdSSe layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Feng Liao, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180083145
    Abstract: Methods of curing anti-reflective coatings, and photovoltaic modules produced using the methods, are described. The methods can include liquid metal curing, plasma curing, air knife curing, and flame curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Cohen, David Hwang, Mark Lewis, Gopal Mor, Nathan Martin Schuh, Frank Xia, Yu Yang, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9799784
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device is disclosed including at least one Cadmium Sulfide Telluride (CdSxTe1?x) layer as are methods of forming such a photovoltaic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Allenic, Zhigang Ban, Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, Benjamin Milliron, Xilin Peng, Rick C. Powell, Jigish Trivedi, Oomman K. Varghese, Jianjun Wang, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20170288073
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device includes a glass substrate, a semiconductor absorber layer formed over the glass substrate, a metal back contact layer formed over the semiconductor absorber layer, and a p-type back contact buffer layer formed from one of MnTe, Cd1-xMnxTe, and SnTe, the buffer layer disposed between the semiconductor absorber layer and the metal back contact layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, Akhlesh Gupta, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Gang Xiong, Ming Lun Yu, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20170271533
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a p-type semiconductor absorber layer, the substrate structure including a CdSSe layer. A photovoltaic device may alternatively include a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a CdSSe layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process includes forming a p-type absorber layer above the CdSSe layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Feng Liao, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9698285
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a p-type semiconductor absorber layer, the substrate structure including a CdSSe layer. A photovoltaic device may alternatively include a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a CdSSe layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process includes forming a p-type absorber layer above the CdSSe layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Feng Liao, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20170133246
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a crystalline cadmium stannate layer of a photovoltaic device by heating an amorphous layer in the presence of hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, David Hwang, Rui Shao, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9640679
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a photovoltaic device may include concurrently transforming a transparent conductive oxide layer from a substantially amorphous state to a substantially crystalline state and forming one or more semiconductor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, Rui Shao, Yu Yang, Zhibo Zhao, Chungho Lee
  • Publication number: 20170054052
    Abstract: A method for producing, apparatus for producing and photovoltaic device including semiconductor layers with halide heat treated surfaces that increase grain growth within at least one of the semiconductor layers and improve the interface between the semiconductor layers. The halide heat treatment includes applying and heating multiple coatings of a halide compound on surfaces adjacent to or part of the semiconductor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Gloeckler, Akhlesh Gupta, Xilin Peng, Rick C. Powell, Jigish Trivedi, Jianjun Wang, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9508874
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module including a dielectric tunneling layer and methods of forming a photovoltaic module with a dielectric tunneling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Chungho Lee, Rui Shao, Gang Xiong, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9437760
    Abstract: A completed photovoltaic device and method forming it are described in which fluxing of a window layer into an absorber layer is mitigated by the presence of a sacrificial fluxing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Damjanovic, Rick C. Powell, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9406829
    Abstract: A method to improve operation of a CdTe-based photovoltaic device is disclosed, the method comprising the steps of depositing a semiconductor absorber layer adjacent to a substrate, depositing a semiconductor buffer layer adjacent to the semiconductor layer, and annealing at least one of the semiconductor absorber layer and the semiconductor buffer layer with one of a laser and a flash lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratima Addepalli, Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, Akhlesh Gupta, David Hwang, Andrei Los, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Gang Xiong, Ming Lun Yu, San Yu, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20160126396
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and at least one Se-containing layer, such as a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing the photovoltaic device includes forming the CdSeTe layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process can also include controlling a thickness range of the Se-containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Markus Gloeckler, Feng Liao, Andrei Los, Dan Mao, Benjamin Milliron, Gopal Mor, Rick Powell, Kenneth Ring, Aaron Roggelin, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20160126395
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and at least one Se-containing layer, such as a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing the photovoltaic device includes forming the CdSeTe layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process can also include controlling a thickness range of the Se-containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Markus Gloeckler, Feng Liao, Andrei Los, Dan Mao, Benjamin Milliron, Gopal Mor, Rick Powell, Kenneth Ring, Aaron Roggelin, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9276154
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device including a protective layer between a window layer and an absorber layer, the protective layer inhibiting dissolving/intermixing of the window layer into the absorber layer during a device activation step, and methods of forming such photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Damjanovic, Jing Guo, Sreenivas Jayaraman, Oleh P. Karpenko, Feng Liao, Chong Lim, Rick C. Powell, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9245808
    Abstract: A method and system for real-time, in-line calculations of opto-electronic properties and thickness of the layers of multi-layered transparent conductive oxide stacks of photovoltaic devices is provided. The method and system include taking measurements of each layer of the stack during deposition thereof. The measurements are then used to calculate the opto-electronic properties and thicknesses of the layers in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Douglas Dauson, David Hwang, Scott Mills, Dale Roberts, Rui Shao, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9236523
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a crystalline cadmium stannate layer of a photovoltaic device by heating an amorphous layer in the presence of hydrogen gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, David Hwang, Rui Shao, Zhibo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150000733
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device includes a glass substrate, a semiconductor absorber layer formed over the glass substrate, a metal back contact layer formed over the semiconductor absorber layer, and a p-type back contact buffer layer formed from one of MnTe, Cd1-xMnxTe, and SnTe, the buffer layer disposed between the semiconductor absorber layer and the metal back contact layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Markus Gloeckler, Akhlesh Gupta, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Gang Xiong, Ming Lun Yu, Zhibo Zhao