Lateral Series Connected Array Patents (Class 438/80)
  • Publication number: 20110265843
    Abstract: A see-through solar battery module includes a transparent substrate, and a plurality of block metal electrodes formed on the transparent substrate as an array. Each block metal electrode does not contact the adjacent block metal electrode along a first direction. The see-through solar battery module further includes a plurality of block photoelectric transducing layers. Each block photoelectric transducing layer is formed on the block metal electrode and the transparent substrate along the first direction and formed on the block metal electrode and the transparent substrate along a second direction as an array, and each block photoelectric transducing layer does not contact the adjacent block photoelectric transducing layer along the first direction. The see-through solar battery module further includes a plurality of striped transparent electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Lee, Ching-Ju Lin, Wei-Min Huang, Chi-Hung Hou, Yen-Chun Chen
  • Publication number: 20110259392
    Abstract: A thin film solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same are discussed. The method of manufacturing the thin film solar cell includes forming a masking jig in a first region of a substrate, forming a first electrode in a second region of the substrate, forming a photoelectric conversion unit on the first electrode formed in the second region of the substrate to produce electricity using light incident on the photoelectric conversion unit, and forming a second electrode on the photoelectric conversion unit formed in the second region of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Sungeun LEE, Jinhyung Ahn, Jeonghun Son
  • Patent number: 8039846
    Abstract: Disclosed are a light emitting diode having a thermal conductive substrate and a method of fabricating the same. The light emitting diode includes a thermal conductive insulating substrate. A plurality of metal patterns are spaced apart from one another on the insulating substrate, and light emitting cells are located in regions on the respective metal patterns. Each of the light emitting cells includes a P-type semiconductor layer, an active layer and an N-type semiconductor layer. Meanwhile, metal wires electrically connect upper surfaces of the light emitting cells to adjacent metal patterns. Accordingly, since the light emitting cells are operated on the thermal conductive substrate, a heat dissipation property of the light emitting diode can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Seoul Opto Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20110240090
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module includes at least two photovoltaic cells in series, each rectangular cell including, respectively, a first rear thin film electrode, a photovoltaic stack having at least two active materials included between the rear electrode and a transparent conductive electrode made of a thin film, the electrode TC being capable of collecting and transmitting an electric current generated by the photovoltaic stack, the two photovoltaic cells being electrically connected in series by an electrical contact strip that is included between the electrode TC of the first cell and the rear electrode of the second cell. The local thickness of the electrode TC of the cell varies as a function of the distance to the electrical contact strip. Also described are methods for depositing and etching the transparent conductive film so as to simultaneously manufacture a plurality of cells for a single module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicants: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, TOTAL SA
    Inventors: Erik V. Johnson, Pere Roca I Cabarrocas
  • Patent number: 8021913
    Abstract: For forming the separating lines, (5, 6, 7) which are produced in the functional layers (2, 3, 4) deposited on a transparent substrate (1) during manufacture of a photovoltaic module with series-connected cells (C1, C2, . . . ), there are used laser scanners (8) whose laser beam (14) produces in the field (17) scanned thereby a plurality of adjacent separating line sections (18) in the functional layer (2, 3, 4). The laser scanners (8) are then moved relative to the coated substrate (1) in the direction (Y) of the separating lines (5, 6, 7) by a distance corresponding at the most to the length (L) of the scanned field (17) to thereby form continuous separating lines (5, 6, 7) through mutually flush separating line sections (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Walter Psyk
  • Patent number: 8008208
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a method of forming a high efficiency solar cell device by preparing a surface and/or forming at least a part of a high quality passivation layer on a silicon containing substrate. Embodiments of the present invention may be especially useful for preparing a surface of a p-type doped region formed on a silicon substrate so that a high quality passivation layer can be formed thereon. In one embodiment, the methods include exposing a surface of the solar cell substrate to a plasma to clean and modify the physical, chemical and/or electrical characteristics of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Stewart, Lisong Zhou, Jen Shu, Li (Sherry) Xu
  • Publication number: 20110203630
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device that can prevent performance degradation caused by electrodeposition generated as a result of moisture penetration. In the photovoltaic device, two or more intermediate insulation portions that electrically insulate solar cell unit cells positioned adjacently in the X-direction are formed on the substrate center side of side insulation portions so as to extend in the Y-direction in a parallel arrangement across the X-direction, a conductive portion that electrically connects solar cell unit cells positioned adjacently in the X-direction is provided in a position partway along each of the intermediate insulation portions, and the solar cell unit cells where the conductive portion is positioned are electrically insulated from a solar cell unit cell positioned adjacently in the X-direction by another of the intermediate insulation portions positioned distant from the conductive portion in the X-direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akemi Takano, Tatsuji Horioka, Satoshi Kokaji, Kazutaka Uda
  • Patent number: 7998761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light emitting diode with enhanced luminance and light emitting performance due to increase in efficiency of current diffusion into an ITO layer, and a method of fabricating the light emitting diode. According to the present invention, there is manufactured at least one light emitting cell including an N-type semiconductor layer, an active layer and a P-type semiconductor layer on a substrate. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of (a) forming at least one light emitting cell with an ITO layer formed on a top surface of the P-type semiconductor layer; (b) forming a contact groove for wiring connection in the ITO layer through dry etching; and (c) filling the contact groove with a contact connection portion made of a conductive material for the wiring connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Seoul Opto Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Won Kim, Yeo Jin Yoon, Duck Hwan Oh, Jong Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20110193063
    Abstract: A multiple-wavelength opto-electronic device may include a substrate and a plurality of active optical devices carried by the substrate and operating at different respective wavelengths. Each optical device may include a superlattice comprising a plurality of stacked groups of layers, and each group of layers may include a plurality of stacked semiconductor monolayers defining a base semiconductor portion and at least one non-semiconductor monolayer thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: MEARS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Mears, Robert John Stephenson, Marek Hytha, Ilija Dukovski, Jean Augustin Chan Sow Fook Yiptong, Samed Halilov, Xiangyang Huang
  • Patent number: 7994418
    Abstract: A method of monolithically interconnecting electrical devices that isolates and interconnects the contacts of neighboring electrical devices such as thin film PV cells, without damaging the surrounding materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sheila Neumann Tandon, Bastiaan Arie Korevaar, Svetlana Rogojevic
  • Publication number: 20110186110
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thin-film solar cell includes providing a first conducting layer on a substrate that has an area at least 0.75 m2. The first conducting layer is located in a deposition portion of the area. An ultraviolet laser beam is applied through a lens to the first conducting layer. Portions of the first conducting layer are scribed form a trench through the layer. The lens focuses the beam and has a focal length at least 100 mm. The focused beam includes an effective portion effective for the scribing and an ineffective portion ineffective for the scribing. The substrate sags and the first conducting layer remains in the effective portion of the focused beam across the area during the step of applying. One or more active layers are provided on the first conducting layer. A second conducting layer is provided on the one or more active layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: OERLIKON SOLAR IP AG, TRUBBACH
    Inventor: Jiri Springer
  • Patent number: 7977146
    Abstract: For the manufacture of a photovoltaic module (1), there are attached to a transparent substrate (2) a transparent front electrode layer (3), a semiconductor layer (4) and a rear electrode layer (5) which, for forming cells (C1, C2, . . . , Cn, Cn+1) connected in series, are structured by dividing lines (6, 7, 8). A water-soluble detachment mass (12) is applied using an inkjet printer (15) to the regions of the semiconductor layer (4) at which the dividing lines (8) are to be formed in the rear electrode layer (5), whereon the rear electrode layer (5) is attached. The detachment mass (12), with the regions attached thereto of the rear electrode layer (5), is removed using a water jet (13) while forming the dividing lines (8) in the rear electrode layer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Schott Solar AG
    Inventors: Peter Lechner, Walter Psyk, Hermann Maurus
  • Publication number: 20110155219
    Abstract: A thin film solar cell includes a substrate, a transparent electrode layer, a semiconductor layer, a back electrode layer, a positive electrode and a negative electrode. The semiconductor layer is formed on the transparent electrode layer and has grooves. The back electrode layer is formed on the semiconductor layer, in which formation of the semiconductor layer with the back electrode layer is patterned and the patterned formation with the transparent electrode layer form unit cells connected in series. The positive electrode is formed upon a front unit cell of the unit cells. The negative electrode is formed upon a last unit cell of the unit cells. The back electrode layer is formed to fill at least the grooves of the front unit cell and the last unit cell to directly connect with the transparent electrode layer. A method for fabricating a thin film solar cell is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Du Pont Apollo Limited
    Inventors: Jia-Wei Ma, Chan-Ching Chang, Yeong-Shyang Lee, Hi-Ki Lam
  • Publication number: 20110146759
    Abstract: A solar cell mode and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The solar battery module in accordance with the present invention includes a plurality of solar cells arranged in row and column directions; and a conductive ribbon electrically connecting the plurality of solar cells, wherein each of the solar cells has a structure in which a first photoelectric element including a polycrystalline semiconductor layer and a second photoelectric element including an amorphous semiconductor layer are stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Yoo Jin Lee, Dong Jee Kim, Seok Pil Jang, Young Ho Lee, Byung Lee, II, Taek Yong Jang
  • Publication number: 20110139222
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes providing a web substrate, forming a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type over the web substrate, forming a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type over a first side of the first semiconductor layer, forming a first electrode layer over the second semiconductor layer, forming a handle web substrate over the first electrode layer, delaminating the web substrate from the first semiconductor layer after the step of forming the handle web substrate, where at least one opening extends through the first and the second semiconductor layers, and forming a second electrode layer over a second side of the first semiconductor layer such that the first and second electrode layers are in electrical contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Kueper
  • Patent number: 7960202
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photodiode array comprising a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of photodiodes formed on the semiconductor substrate; and crystal fused regions losing crystallinity by fusing a semiconductor material of the photodiodes between the plurality of photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshimaro Fujii, Kouji Okamoto, Akira Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20110126879
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element module 1 comprises a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements 10 each having a first electrode 15 and a second electrode 25 that oppose each other, and a conductive member 30 electrically connecting the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements 10 to each other; the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements 10 are arranged in planar form such that directions from the first electrodes 15 toward the second electrodes 25 are the same; the first electrode 15 and second electrode 25 have extended portions 15a, 25a respectively which extend to outside a region encompassed by an outer periphery of a sealing member 17; and in adjacent photoelectric conversion elements 10A and 10B, the conductive member 30 connects the extended portion 15a of one of the photoelectric conversion elements 10A and the extended portion 25a of the other photoelectric conversion element 10B; and the extended portion 25a has flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki KITAMURA, Hiroki USUI
  • Publication number: 20110108733
    Abstract: Scintillation pixels are described that can include a series of ridges formed in the outer surfaces of the pixels. The ridges may be oriented vertically or horizontally and can result in faster scintillators and in scintillators that exhibit a reduction in light spread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter R. Menge
  • Publication number: 20110100432
    Abstract: A thin film solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof have been disclosed in the present invention. According to the present invention, the thin film solar cell with an isolation groove can prevent generating short paths between electrodes from occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DU PONT APOLLO LTD.
    Inventors: Chiou Fu WANG, Huo-Hsien CHIANG
  • Patent number: 7935563
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device with a structure such that an electrode for reading a signal charge is provided on one side of a light-receiving sensor portion constituting a pixel; a predetermined voltage signal V is applied to a light-shielding film formed to cover an image pickup area except the light-receiving sensor portion; a second-conductivity-type semiconductor area is formed in the center on the surface of a first-conductivity-type semiconductor area constituting a photo-electric conversion area of the light-receiving sensor portion; and areas containing a lower impurity concentration than that of the second-conductivity-type semiconductor area is formed on the surface of the first-conductivity-type semiconductor area at the end on the side of the electrode and at the opposite end on the side of a pixel-separation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kitano, Hideshi Abe, Jun Kuroiwa, Kiyoshi Hirata, Hiroaki Ohki, Nobuhiro Karasawa, Ritsuo Takizawa, Mitsuru Yamashita, Mitsuru Sato, Katsunori Kokubun
  • Publication number: 20110094563
    Abstract: The present invention provides shade tolerant wiring solutions for solar systems. Elements are grouped and wired in parallel within a group such that the total current of a group is substantially the same among multiple groups. Such a wiring scheme can be applied to solar targets (e.g., solar cells), solar , and solar modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: James T. Baker, Charles R. Haythornthwaite, Braden E. Hines, Richard L. Johnson, JR., Michael F. Turk
  • Publication number: 20110088742
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module may include a transparent conductive layer on a substrate a first submodule including a first plurality of photovoltaic cells connected in series and a second submodule including a second plurality of photovoltaic cells connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Casler, Brian E. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20110088747
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell module including a plurality of serially connected photovoltaic cells on a common substrate, each including a first electrode, a printed light-harvesting layer and a printed second electrode, wherein at least one of the electrodes is transparent, and wherein the second electrode of a first cell is printed such that it forms an electrical contact with the first electrode of an adjacent second cell without forming an electrical contact with the first electrode of the first cell or the light-harvesting layer of the second cell, and a method of making such photovoltaic cell modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Jan Alstrup, Ole Hagemann, Mikkel Jørgensen, Torben Damgaard Nielsen, Frederik Christian Krebs
  • Patent number: 7923273
    Abstract: An optoelectronics chip-to-chip interconnects system is provided, including at least one packaged chip to be connected on the printed-circuit-board with at least one other packaged chip, optical-electrical (O-E) conversion mean, waveguide-board, and (PCB). Single to multiple chips interconnects can be interconnected provided using the technique disclosed in this invention. The packaged chip includes semiconductor die and its package based on the ball-grid array or chip-scale-package. The O-E board includes the optoelectronics components and multiple electrical contacts on both sides of the O-E substrate. The waveguide board includes the electrical conductor transferring the signal from O-E board to PCB and the flex optical waveguide easily stackable onto the PCB to guide optical signal from one chip-to-other chip. Alternatively, the electrode can be directly connected to the PCB instead of including in the waveguide board. The chip-to-chip interconnections system is pin-free and compatible with the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Banpil Photonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Achyut Kumar Dutta
  • Patent number: 7915070
    Abstract: A fabricating method of an organic light emitting display device including performing a sheet test as a sheet unit on a mother board formed with panels and sheet wires for supplying test signals to the panels on the mother board, the method including: forming drive elements for driving the panels in each of the panels and forming sheet wires electrically coupled to at least a portion of the drive elements and shorting bar electrically coupling all of the sheet wires; forming organic light emitting diodes in each of the panels and isolating the sheet wires from each other by etching open regions of the shorting bar apart from contact regions of the shorting bar for coupling the shorting bar to the sheet wires; performing the sheet test on the plurality of panels by supplying the test signals to the sheet wires; and separating the panels by scribing the mother board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hey-Jin Shin, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 7898052
    Abstract: A component comprising a semiconductor junction (HU) is proposed which is formed from crystalline doped semiconductor layers. A semiconductor circuit (IC) is formed on the surface of the component, and a diode is formed internally and directly below the circuit. Integrated circuit and diode are connected to one another and formed and integrated diode component, in particular a photodiode array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Austriamicrosystems AG
    Inventors: Anton Prantl, Franz Schrank, Rainer Stowasser
  • Publication number: 20110041889
    Abstract: Provided is a tandem-type thin film silicon solar cell module having a structure wherein an intermediate layer is arranged. The module suppresses a problem of a current leak through the intermediate layer and has high light conversion efficiency by suppressing expansion of an ineffective area not contributing to power generation. A method for manufacturing such module is also provided. The module has a structure wherein a separating groove is arranged between the intermediate layer and a connecting groove, the separating groove is embedded with a crystalline silicon film, and a separating member does not exist between the separating groove and the connecting groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Masayoshi Murata
  • Publication number: 20110036390
    Abstract: Provided are novel photovoltaic module structures and fabrication techniques that include a composite encapsulant disposed and substantially filling voids between at least one sealing sheet and one or more photovoltaic cells. The composite encapsulant contains a bulk encapsulant and filler uniformly distributed throughout the bulk encapsulant. In certain embodiments, at least about 30% by weight of the composite encapsulant is the filler. Adding certain fillers into polymer-based bulk encapsulants in such large amounts reduces encapsulation costs and improves certain performance characteristics of the resulting composite encapsulants. In certain embodiments, the composite encapsulants have better temperature stability, UV stability, mechanical integrity, and/or adhesion than traditional encapsulants. Also, in certain embodiments, the added fillers do not substantially alter the optical properties of initial bulk encapsulants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: MIASOLE
    Inventors: Donald S. Nelson, Todd Krajewski
  • Publication number: 20110033970
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for fabricating a solar-cell assembly are provided. An example method comprises forming a series of layers and scribing a series of aligned interconnect lines in the layers prior to forming any isolation line related features. The example method provides for the use of contiguously-scribed interconnect lines as compared to an existing method where at least one interconnect line is segmented to avoid scribing through a previously-formed isolation line related feature located where an isolation line is to be scribed. The ability to use contiguously-scribed interconnect lines may improve the throughput of the fabrication process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine P. Manens, Wei-Sheng Lei
  • Publication number: 20110011437
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a plurality of unit cells connected in series and a first partition portion. Each of the unit cells includes a substrate, a first electrode layer formed on the substrate, a semiconductor layer formed on the first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer formed on the semiconductor layer. The first partition portion has insulation properties and partitions the first electrode layers of the unit cells on the substrate with each the first electrode layers being disposed respectively in a region partitioned by the first partition portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi DENDA, Hiromi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20110011458
    Abstract: A method is for manufacturing a solar cell having a plurality of unit cells connected in series, each of the unit cells including a substrate, a first electrode layer formed on the substrate, a semiconductor layer formed on the first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer formed on the semiconductor layer. The method includes forming a fluid-repellent partition portion on the substrate to partition a plurality of regions respectively corresponding to the first electrode layers of the unit cells, and applying a liquid material including a first electrode material for forming the first electrode layers on the regions of the substrate that are partitioned by the partition portion, and baking the applied liquid material to form the first electrode layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi DENDA, Hiromi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20110005568
    Abstract: A solar cell module having an interconnector and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells and an interconnector including a first area electrically connected to one of two adjacent solar cells of the plurality of solar cells, a second area electrically connected to the other of the two adjacent solar cells, and a third area connecting the first area to the second area. At least one of the first area and the second area of the interconnector has at least one uneven surface, and the third area of the interconnector has a substantially planarized surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Jongdae KIM, Jongkyoung Hong, Giwon Lee
  • Patent number: 7863515
    Abstract: A thin-film solar cell having a first solar cell layer with a plurality of unit cells including a photoelectric conversion layer that are connected in series; a second solar cell layer with a plurality of unit cells including a photoelectric conversion layer that are connected in series, and that has band gap energy different from the first solar cell layer and a threshold voltage coincident with the first solar cell layer; and an electrode connector, that connects the first solar cell layer with the second solar cell layer in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seh-Won Ahn, Young-Joo Eo, Kwy-Ro Lee, Don-Hee Lee, Heon-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 7851699
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a first support, a first conductive layer, a porous photovoltaic layer containing a dye, a carrier transport layer and a second conductive layer stacked in this order, wherein the length of contact side of the porous photovoltaic layer closed to the first conductive layer is different from that of its confronted side of the porous photovoltaic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryohsuke Yamanaka, Liyuan Han
  • Publication number: 20100304526
    Abstract: Photovoltaic module comprising a transparent substrate (1), a transparent front electrode layer (2), a semiconducting layer (3) of microcrystalline or micromorphous silicon and a rear electrode layer (4), said layers structured to form cells (C1, C2, C3) electrically separated by separating lines (5, 6, 7) and electrically connected in series. A laser beam (14) is used to generate at least in rear electrode layer (4) separating line sections (18, 18?) interconnected to form continuous separating lines (7) by connecting sections (19, 20) extending at an angle (?) to separating line sections (18, 18?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Walter Psyk, Joerg Reuner, Hermann Wagner
  • Publication number: 20100297806
    Abstract: While using the same laser device, a slit (S4) is formed by cutting an photoelectric conversion unit and a backside electrode formed over a transparent electrode to a surface of the transparent electrode and a slit (S5) is formed by cutting the photoelectric conversion unit and the backside electrode formed in a slit (S2) of the transparent electrode in a direction intersecting a direction of the slit S4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kiriyama
  • Patent number: 7838314
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a first substrate, an array of organic light emitting pixels formed on the substrate, a second substrate opposing the first substrate. A frit seal interconnects the first and second substrates and surrounds the array of organic light emitting pixels. A film structure interposed between the second substrate and the array of organic light emitting pixels and contacts both the second substrate and the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Soo Choi, Jin Woo Park, Tae-Seung Kim
  • Patent number: 7838319
    Abstract: There are provided a MOS transistor and a manufacturing method thereof. The MOS transistor includes a substrate on which an insulating layer is formed, a gate embedded in the insulating layer, wherein the top surface of the gate is exposed, a gate oxide layer formed on the insulating layer and the gate, a silicon layer formed on the gate oxide layer, and a source region and a drain region formed in the silicon layer to be in contact with the gate oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Dongbu Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun Hyung Sun
  • Publication number: 20100282303
    Abstract: A thin film type solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same is disclosed, the thin film type solar cell comprising a substrate; a plurality of front electrodes on the substrate at fixed intervals by each first separating part interposed in-between; a plurality of semiconductor layers on the front electrodes at fixed intervals by each contact part interposed in-between; and a plurality of rear electrodes connected with the front electrodes through the contact part, provided at fixed intervals by each second separating part interposed in-between, wherein a main isolating part is formed in the outermost front electrode, the outermost semiconductor layer, and the outermost rear electrode, wherein an auxiliary isolating part is formed in at least one of the outermost front electrode and the outermost rear electrode, wherein the auxiliary isolating part is positioned on the inside of the main isolating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Won Seok Park, Yong Woo Shin, Seong Ryong Hwang
  • Publication number: 20100282291
    Abstract: A thin film photoelectric converter including a transparent conductive layer, a laser light absorption layer, a back electrode layer, a semiconductor photoelectric conversion layer and a transparent electrode layer stacked on a translucent substrate. The laser light absorption layer is parted into regions by first kind parting line grooves, and the photoelectric conversion layer is parted into regions by third kind parting line grooves penetrating the laser light absorption layer, the rear surface electrode layer and the photoelectric conversion layer. The transparent electrode layer is parted into regions by fourth kind parting line grooves penetrating the laser light absorption layer, the rear surface electrode layer, the photoelectric conversion layer and the transparent electrode layer. A receiving side transparent electrode region of one cell is electrically connected to a back electrode region of adjacent cell through the first kind groove, the transparent conductive layer and the third kind groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Goto, Wataru Yoshida, Toshiaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7825328
    Abstract: A backside illuminated multi-junction solar cell module includes a substrate, multiple multi-junction solar cells, and a cell interconnection that provides a series connection between at least two of the multi-junction solar cells. The substrate may include a material that is substantially transparent to solar radiation. Each multi-junction solar cell includes a first active cell, grown over the substrate, for absorbing a first portion of the solar radiation for conversion into electrical energy and a second active cell, grown over the first active cell, for absorbing a second portion of the solar radiation for conversion into electrical energy. At least one of the first and second active cells includes a nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jizhong Li
  • Publication number: 20100263706
    Abstract: A solar cell module 1 is formed by connecting solar cell connected bodies 3 to each other via a conductor bar 15, the solar cell connected bodies each including a plurality of solar cells 11 connected to each other with an intercellular wiring member 21. The conductor bar 15 and the solar cell connected body 3 are connected to each other with a connecting member 26 that is a provided with a step 27 having the same height as the difference in height between a connecting portion of the conductor bar 15 and a connecting portion of the solar cell connected body 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Isono, Masahito Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20100252744
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation detector that comprises a converter element and a plurality of electrode systems arranged on said element, wherein each electrode system comprises a primary electrode and a supplementary electrode, which are connected to a readout circuitry. The primary and the supplementary electrodes may particularly be realized by planar, parallel stripes extending in a common plane, wherein said stripes are electrically connected above said plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph HERRMANN, Klaus Juergen ENGEL, Christian BAEUMER
  • Publication number: 20100243046
    Abstract: Chalcogenide based photovoltaic devices cells with good resistance to environmental elements can be formed by direct low temperature deposition of inorganic barrier layers onto the film. A unique multilayer barrier can be formed in a single step when reactive sputtering of the silicon nitride onto an inorganic oxide top layer of the PV device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Marty W. Degroot, Rebekah K. Feist, Mark T. Bernius, William F. Banholzer, Chung-Hei Yeung, Attiganal N. Sreeram, Robert P. Haley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100243030
    Abstract: A substrate of the invention has a positioning marker formed with a light absorbing agent that selectively absorbs light of a specific wavelength region or with a light reflecting agent that selectively reflects light of a specific wavelength region. Preferably, the light of a specific wavelength range is near infrared light, infrared light, near ultraviolet light, or ultraviolet light. Preferably, the positioning marker is formed on a rear surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruo YAGO
  • Patent number: 7803651
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing the solar cell module 100 according to the embodiment of the present invention includes: a step of forming the plurality of thin line-shaped electrodes and the connecting electrode connected to one end portion of each of the plurality of thin line-shaped electrodes; a step of disposing the first resin layer on the blanket; and a step of transferring the first resin layer onto the blanket by pressing the blanket against the photoelectric conversion part. In the disposing step, the plurality of concave portions is formed in the first resin layer along the outer edge of the connecting electrode. In the transferring step, each concave portion is disposed at one end portion of each thin line-shaped electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuko Yamazaki, Shinji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100236597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photovoltaic module. Such a photovoltaic module is also referred to as a “string” and consists of a plurality of plate-shaped cells, what are known as solar cells, which are arranged at a distance from each other and flush with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Georg Napetschnig, Rudolf Frank, Ingram Eusch
  • Patent number: 7799594
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array panel includes a substrate; a first gate line disposed on the substrate and including a gate electrode; a storage electrode disposed in a layer which is the same layer as a layer of the first gate line; a gate insulating layer disposed on the first gate line and the storage electrode; a semiconductor disposed on the gate insulating layer and including a channel portion; a data line disposed on the semiconductor and including a source electrode; a drain electrode disposed on the semiconductor and facing the source electrode; a passivation layer disposed on the gate insulating layer, the data line, and the drain electrode, the passivation layer including a contact hole which exposes a portion of the drain electrode; and a pixel electrode disposed on the passivation layer and electrically connected to the drain electrode through the contact hole, wherein the gate insulating layer and the passivation layer are interposed between the pixel electrode and the substrate except for a regio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Gi You
  • Patent number: 7786545
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The image sensor includes a substrate provided with a transistor circuit, first and second interconnections separated from each other on the substrate, a first conductive-type conductive layer formed at side surfaces of the first interconnection, a second conductive-type conductive layer formed at side surfaces of the second interconnection, and an intrinsic layer formed between the first and second conductive-type conductive layers thereby forming a P-I-N structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Dongbu Hitek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seoung Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20100216276
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for simultaneously forming the reflector of a photovoltaic concentrator and the electrical connections between a plurality of photovoltaic cells. In some embodiments a method for producing a photovoltaic device is disclosed using triangular prisms to concentrate light onto silicon cells, thereby reducing the amount of photovoltaic silicon required for generation of electrical power from sunlight without reducing the amount of light accepted by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph I Lichy, Irving Lichy