20160145748 HIGH SPEED SEQUENTIAL CATHODIC PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS||US||26.05.2016|
||14946923||Jon-Michael BRAND||Jon-Michael BRAND|
High speed cathodic protection control systems and methods provide for the delivery of deliver electrical current to a group of metal structures, such as well casings, in a sequential manner to prevent corrosion. A plurality of relays allow electrical current to flow from a power supply to subsets of the group of metal structures. The flow of electrical current is controlled by a microntroller which controls the relays to allow delivery of the electrical current at high speeds for short periods of time from the power supply to subsets of the group of metal structures in a sequential manner.
20160149060 Light Receiving Device||US||26.05.2016|
||14900094||University of Surrey||Stephen Sweeney|
A photovoltaic device having an active region comprising a III-V material including Bismuth and one or more other group V elements, the band gap energy of the material is in the range of from 0.4 to 1.4 eV and the spin-orbit splitting energy of the material is in the range of from 0.3 to 0.8 eV.
20160149068 MULTI-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL||US||26.05.2016|
||14899754||COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES||Mathieu BAUDRIT|
A solar cell including: a stack of at least two sub-cells, a tunnel diode, including first and second superposed layers that are highly doped with opposite conductivity types, being interposed between two adjacent sub-cells; a first electrode and a second electrode respectively in contact with one and other of faces positioned at the ends of the stack; and, for at least one tunnel diode, a third electrode and a fourth electrode in electrical contact respectively with the first layer and the second layer of the tunnel diode.
20160149065 SOLAR MODULE INTERCONNECT||US||26.05.2016|
||14555292||Thomas Pass||Thomas Pass|
A solar module can include a first and second solar cell having front sides which face the sun during normal operation and back sides opposite the front sides. In an embodiment, a first interconnect can be coupled to the back sides of both the first and second solar cell, where the first interconnect comprises an anodized region facing substantially the same direction as the front sides.
20160149064 SOLAR CELL MODULE||US||26.05.2016|
||14952653||LG ELECTRONICS INC.||Donghae OH|
A solar cell module is disclosed. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells each including first electrodes collecting carriers of a first conductive type and second electrodes collecting carriers of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type, the plurality of solar cells being positioned adjacent to one another, and a plurality of wiring members configured to electrically connect the first electrodes to the second electrodes of adjacent solar cells. The plurality of wiring members are positioned in parallel with one another. The plurality of wiring members include a first wiring member disposed in a corner area of one solar cell having a corner with a curved edge and a second wiring member disposed in a non-corner area of the one solar cell except the corner area.
20160149063 Backsheets/Frontsheets Having Improved Adhesion to Encapsulants and Photovoltaic Modules Made Therefrom||US||26.05.2016|
||14901342||DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC||Huiqing Zhang|
A backsheet or frontsheet having an outer layer with a melting temperature greater than or equal to 150° C. includes at least one surface comprising a surface modification to improve adhesion between the backsheet or frontsheet and an encapsulant. The adhesion of the backsheet or frontsheet and encapsulant, after lamination, is at least 20 N/cm, preferably at least 40 N/cm or no adhesion failure. More preferably, the adhesion is at least 20 N/cm, even more preferably 40 N/cm or no adhesion failure, before and after 1,000 hours, preferably 2,000 hours, of damp heat aging at 85° C. and 85% humidity.
20160149066 CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL||US||26.05.2016|
||14945664||Shunichi Sato||Shunichi Sato|
A concentrator photovoltaic cell includes a light condenser element configured to condense light, a first photoelectric conversion cell configured to perform a photoelectric conversion, a second photoelectric conversion cell configured to perform a photoelectric conversion, a first output circuit configured to output a first output current which is output by the first photoelectric conversion cell, and a second output circuit configured to output a second output current which is output by the second photoelectric conversion cell.
20160149069 METHOD OF MANUFACTURE OF CHALCOGENIDE-BASED PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS||US||26.05.2016|
||14948813||Dow Global Technologies LLC||Todd R. Bryden|
The invention is a method of forming a cadmium sulfide based buffer on a copper chalcogenide based absorber in making a photovoltaic cell. The buffer is sputtered at relatively high pressures. The resulting cell has good efficiency and according to one embodiment is characterized by a narrow interface between the absorber and buffer layers. The buffer is further characterized according to a second embodiment by a relatively high oxygen content.
20160146537 INSTALLATION FOR TREATING A MATERIAL||US||26.05.2016|
||14951980||Eisenmann SE||Wilhelm Meyer|
An installation for treating material having a treatment chamber equipped with an envelope which separates a controlled atmosphere which is present in its interior from an atmosphere which is present outside the envelope and a housing which delimits the treatment chamber. At least one supporting roller for conveying the material is arranged at least partly inside the treatment chamber. One or more mounting apparatuses for mounting at least one supporting roller are arranged outside the housing. A flexible compensating element is provided between at least one mounting apparatus and a wall, which is associated with the latter, of the housing, there being provided a sealing arrangement which is connected to said compensating element and which separates the at least one mounting apparatus from the atmosphere which is present inside the envelope.
20160147125 ELECTRONIC DEVICES WTH TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING ELECTRODES, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF||US||26.05.2016|
||14551947||Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.||NIRMAL DAVID THEODORE|
An embodiment of a transparent conducting electrode includes a first non-conductive layer formed from a first non-conductive material, a conductive layer, and a second non-conductive layer formed from a second non-conductive material that is different from the first non-conductive material. One or more of the transparent conducting electrodes may be incorporated into electronic devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, electrochromic devices, liquid crystal displays, and other devices.