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.
20160147109 Display Device and Electronic Device||US||26.05.2016|
||14948720||Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.||Shunpei YAMAZAKI|
A display device including a peripheral circuit portion with high operation stability. The display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. A first insulating layer is on a first plane of the first substrate, and a second insulating layer is on a first plane of the second substrate. An area of the first plane of the first substrate is the same as an area of the first plane of the second substrate. The first plane of the first substrate and the first plane of the second substrate face each other. A bonding layer is between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer. A protection film is in contact with the first substrate, the first insulating layer, the bonding layer, the second insulating layer, and the second substrate.
20160149058 USE OF DARK MIRROR COATING TO SUPPRESS STRAY LIGHT IN AN OPTICAL SENSOR ASSEMBLY||US||26.05.2016|
||14942940||Viavi Solutions Inc.||Richard A. Bradley, Jr.|
An optical sensor assembly is provided in which a dark mirror coating is used to suppress stray light in the form of both unwanted reflections from non-optically active regions of the sensor assembly surface and unwanted transmission of light into the surface region of the sensor assembly. The sensor assembly includes an image sensor positioned in a substrate adjacent to substrate surface areas that are not optically active. A dark mirror coating covering those surface areas significantly reduces reflections from non-optically active surface regions and improves image sensor performance in terms of signal-to-noise ratio and reduction in the appearance of “ghost” images, in turn enhancing the accuracy and precision of the sensor. The dark mirror coating may in the alternative, or in addition, be positioned underneath an optical filter, depending on the structure, material, and requirements of a particular sensor assembly.
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.
20160149061 METAL CHALCOGENIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL LIGHT ABSORPTION LAYERS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME||US||26.05.2016|
||14898079||LG CHEM, LTD.||Seokhee YOON|
Disclosed are metal chalcogenide nanoparticles forming light absorption lavers of solar cells including two or more phases selected from a first phase including zinc (Zn)-containing chalcogenide, a second phase including tin (Sn)-containing chalcogenide and a third phase including copper (Cu)-containing chalcogenide, and a method of manufacturing the same.
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.
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.