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1. US20160010218 - Gas production apparatus

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United States of America
Application Number 14865334
Application Date 25.09.2015
Publication Number 20160010218
Publication Date 14.01.2016
Grant Number 10465299
Grant Date 05.11.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
C25B 1/02
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
25ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES; APPARATUS THEREFOR
BELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON- METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR
1Electrolytic production of inorganic compounds or non-metals
02of hydrogen or oxygen
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25ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES; APPARATUS THEREFOR
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1Electrolytic production of inorganic compounds or non-metals
C25B 11/04
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11Electrodes; Manufacture thereof not otherwise provided for
04characterised by the material
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31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
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04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
06characterised by at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
072the potential barriers being only of the PN heterojunction type
0749including a AIBIIICVI compound, e.g. CdS/CuInSe2 heterojunction solar cells
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31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
0445including thin film solar cells, e.g. single thin film a-Si, CIS or CdTe solar cells
046PV modules composed of a plurality of thin film solar cells deposited on the same substrate
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04characterised by the material
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31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
0445including thin film solar cells, e.g. single thin film a-Si, CIS or CdTe solar cells
046PV modules composed of a plurality of thin film solar cells deposited on the same substrate
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31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
0504specially adapted for series or parallel connection of solar cells in a module
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LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
0504specially adapted for series or parallel connection of solar cells in a module
0512made of a particular material or composition of materials
Applicants FUJIFILM Corporation
Japan Technological Research Association of Articifial Photosynthetic Chemical Process
Inventors Kohei Higashi
Agents Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Priority Data 2013068939 28.03.2013 JP
Title
(EN) Gas production apparatus
Abstract
(EN)

A gas production apparatus is provided which includes: a module including a plurality of PN junctions connected in series to one another, each being formed of an inorganic semiconductor and having a light receiving surface; two gas generators that are provided at open ends of PN junctions at both extremities of the module, respectively, on a side of the light receiving surface; an electrolysis chamber which contains an aqueous electrolytic solution in contact with the two gas generators and contains gases generated by the two gas generators; and a diaphragm which is ion-permeable but gas-impermeable, and partitions the electrolysis chamber into two regions including the two gas generators, respectively, and containing hydrogen and oxygen, respectively.