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1. (WO2010077409) PHOTOVOLTAIC GLAZING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/077409 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/060005
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 08.10.2009
IPC:
H01L 31/048 (2006.01) ,E06B 3/663 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
L
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31
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
04
adapted as conversion devices
042
including a panel or array of photoelectric cells, e.g. solar cells
048
encapsulated or with housing
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
06
DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS, IN GENERAL; LADDERS
B
FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
3
Window sashes, door leaves, or like elements for closing openings; Layout of fixed or moving closures, e.g. windows; Features of rigidly-mounted outer frames relating to the mounting of wing frames
66
Units comprising two or more parallel glass or like panes in spaced relationship, the panes being permanently secured together, e.g. along the edges
663
Elements for spacing panes
Applicants:
CARDINAL IG COMPANY [US/US]; 775 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 200 Eden Prairie, MN 55344-4235, US (AllExceptUS)
GROMMESH, Robert, C. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
PALMER, Richard, A. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
O'SHAUGHNESSY, Roger, D. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ZURN, Benjamin, J. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
QUECK, Curtis, L. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
GROMMESH, Robert, C.; US
PALMER, Richard, A.; US
O'SHAUGHNESSY, Roger, D.; US
ZURN, Benjamin, J.; US
QUECK, Curtis, L.; US
Agent:
SNUSTAD, Eric, J.; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-1425, US
Priority Data:
12/337,44117.12.2008US
12/337,85318.12.2008US
12/536,38805.08.2009US
Title (EN) PHOTOVOLTAIC GLAZING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD
(FR) ENSEMBLE ET PROCÉDÉ DE GLAÇAGE PHOTOVOLTAÏQUE
Abstract:
(EN) A photovoltaic glazing assembly including first and second substrates, at least one being formed of a light transmitting material. The assembly includes a photovoltaic coating over at least the central region of a surface of the first substrate or the second substrate. In some embodiments, a seal system encloses a gas space between the substrates and optionally has a thickness of between approximately 0.01 inch and approximately 0.1 inch. Certain embodiments provide a flexible and electrically non- conductive retention film over the photovoltaic coating. Additionally or alternatively, the assembly can have a peripheral seal system with relative dimensions in certain ranges. Advantageous manufacturing methods are also provided.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un ensemble de glaçage photovoltaïque comprenant des premier et second substrats, dont au moins un est fait d'un matériau transmettant la lumière. L'ensemble comprend un revêtement photovoltaïque sur au moins la région centrale d'une surface du premier substrat ou du second substrat. Dans certains modes de réalisation, un système d'étanchéité entoure un espace gazeux entre les substrats et présente facultativement une épaisseur comprise entre environ 0,01 pouce et environ 0,1 pouce. Certains modes de réalisation forment un film de retenue souple et électriquement non conducteur sur le revêtement photovoltaïque. De plus ou en variante, l'ensemble peut comprendre un système d'étanchéité périphérique présentant des dimensions relatives comprises dans certains intervalles. Des procédés de fabrication avantageux sont également décrits.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2377161CA2750613