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1. (WO1998050964) NIGHTTIME SOLAR CELL
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/050964 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/009078
Publication Date: 12.11.1998 International Filing Date: 04.05.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 07.12.1998
IPC:
H01L 31/058 (2006.01) ,H01L 35/00 (2006.01) ,H01M 8/04 (2006.01) ,H01M 10/44 (2006.01) ,H01M 10/50 (2006.01)
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BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Semiconductor 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
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adapted as conversion devices
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including a panel or array of photoelectric cells, e.g. solar cells
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including means to utilise heat energy, e.g. hybrid systems, or a supplementary source of electric energy
H ELECTRICITY
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BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Thermoelectric devices comprising a junction of dissimilar materials, i.e. exhibiting Seebeck or Peltier effect with or without other thermoelectric effects or thermomagnetic effects; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
H ELECTRICITY
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BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
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Fuel cells; Manufacture thereof
04
Auxiliary arrangements or processes, e.g. for control of pressure, for circulation of fluids
H ELECTRICITY
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BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
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Secondary cells; Manufacture thereof
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Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells
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Methods for charging or discharging
H ELECTRICITY
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BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
10
Secondary cells; Manufacture thereof
42
Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells
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Heating or cooling or regulating temperature
Applicants:
PARISE, Ronald, J. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
PARISE, Ronald, J.; US
Agent:
PATTERSON, Matthew, J.; Fishman, Dionne, Cantor & Colburn 88 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095, US
Priority Data:
08/933,78919.09.1997US
60/046,02709.05.1997US
Title (EN) NIGHTTIME SOLAR CELL
(FR) CELLULE SOLAIRE DE NUIT
Abstract:
(EN) This invention is a thermoelectric-photovoltaic device for converting electrical energy from both thermal radiation and sunlight. Thermoelectric energy is produced from thermoelectric cells when a temperature difference is present between two different semiconductor materials. Solar energy is produced from photovoltaic cells when two different semiconductor materials are exposed to sunlight. To achieve increased electrical energy production, one of thesemiconductor materials is placed in a cell having a reduced pressure atmosphere to increase the radiative energy thermal exchange with the black sky at night.
(FR) L'invention concerne un dispositif thermoélectrique-photovoltaïque convertissant le rayonnement thermique et la lumière solaire en énergie électrique. Des convertisseurs thermoélectriques fournissent une énergie thermoélectrique en cas de différence de température entre deux matériaux à semiconducteur différents. L'énergie solaire est fournie par des cellules photovoltaïques lorsque deux matériaux à semiconducteur différents sont exposés à la lumière solaire. Pour optimiser la production d'énergie électrique, on place l'un des matériaux à semiconducteur dans une cellule à atmosphère sous pression réduite, de manière à augmenter les échanges thermiques par énergie de rayonnement lorsque le ciel est obscur pendant la nuit.
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Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, GH, GM, GW, HU, ID, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1998075645