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H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 177194
 
 
 
C23C COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL 5548
 
 
 
B65G TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYERS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING; SHOP CONVEYER SYSTEMS; PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYERS 1056
 
 
 
F24J PRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 915
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 9189
 
 
 
B23K SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM 888
 
 
 
G01R MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES 8153
 
 
 
H02J CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY 6112
 
 
 
A47B TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE 545
 
 
 
C03B MANUFACTURE OR SHAPING OF GLASS, OR OF MINERAL OR SLAG WOOL; SUPPLEMENTARY PROCESSES IN THE MANUFACTURE OR SHAPING OF GLASS, OR OF MINERAL OR SLAG WOOL 540

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0352,772 Photovoltaic Devices Including an Interfacial LayerAug 22, 17Dec 07, 17[H01L]
2017/0288,073 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAMEJun 12, 17Oct 05, 17[H01L]
2017/0271,533 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE INCLUDING A P-N JUNCTION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURINGJun 02, 17Sep 21, 17[H01L]
2017/0236,956 Photovoltaic Devices and Method of MakingMay 04, 17Aug 17, 17[H01L]
2017/0170,353 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURINGDec 08, 16Jun 15, 17[H01L]
2017/0133,522 Process For Making Powder Alloys Containing Cadmium And SeleniumFeb 18, 16May 11, 17[H01L, C01B]
2017/0104,108 DOPING AN ABSORBER LAYER OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE VIA DIFFUSION FROM A WINDOW LAYERDec 20, 16Apr 13, 17[H01L]
2016/0260,848 Method for Laser Curing of Anti-Reflective CoatingsMar 01, 16Sep 08, 16[C23C, H01L]
2016/0126,395 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURINGNov 03, 14May 05, 16[H01L]
2016/0126,397 Photovoltaic Device Including a Back Contact and Method of ManufacturingJan 11, 16May 05, 16[H01L]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9871154 Photovoltaic devicesJun 21, 13Jan 16, 18[H01L]
9853177 Photovoltaic device including a back contact and method of manufacturingJan 11, 16Dec 26, 17[H01L]
9845824 Mounting device for a photovoltaic moduleNov 02, 15Dec 19, 17[G01S, F16C]
9799784 High efficiency photovoltaic device employing cadmium sulfide telluride and method of manufactureMar 13, 14Oct 24, 17[H01L]
9698285 Photovoltaic device including a P-N junction and method of manufacturingFeb 03, 14Jul 04, 17[H01L]
9640679 Photovoltaic device with oxide layerAug 11, 11May 02, 17[C23C, C03C, H01L]
9608144 Photovoltaic devices and method of makingJun 01, 11Mar 28, 17[H01L]
9573239 Apparatus and method employing a grinder wheel coolant guardAug 29, 12Feb 21, 17[B24B]
9576860 Method and apparatus providing inline photoluminescence analysis of a photovoltaic deviceMar 12, 14Feb 21, 17[H01L, G01N]
9564543 Doping an absorber layer of a photovoltaic device via diffusion from a window layerNov 18, 14Feb 07, 17[H01L]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0186,629 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVING COATING FROM AN EDGE OF A SUBSTRATEABANMar 15, 13Jun 29, 17[H01L]
2017/0092,799 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING BACK CONTACTS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICESABANDec 09, 16Mar 30, 17[H01L]
2016/0181,463 METHODS OF TREATING A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYERABANMar 01, 16Jun 23, 16[H01L]
2016/0065,123 METHOD OF OPERATING A PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE ARRAYABANAug 26, 14Mar 03, 16[H02S]
2015/0263,197 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE INTERCONNECTION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURINGABANMar 13, 15Sep 17, 15[H01L]
2015/0187,981 Method for DepositionABANMar 06, 15Jul 02, 15[H01L]
2015/0171,260 Low Resistivity Nitrogen-Doped Zinc Telluride and Methods for Forming the SameABANDec 17, 13Jun 18, 15[H01L]
2015/0160,531 Nanostructured Functional Coatings and DevicesABANJan 09, 15Jun 11, 15[G02B, G02F, H01L]
2015/0027,372 Vapor Deposition Apparatus for Continuous Deposition of Multiple Thin Film Layers on a SubstrateABANJul 26, 13Jan 29, 15[H01L]
2014/0374,266 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A CADMIUM ZINC TELLURIDE LAYER IN A PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICEABANDec 20, 13Dec 25, 14[H01L, C25D]
2014/0338,722 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES WITH A CONTROLLED COLOR ON THEIR WINDOW SURFACE AND ARRAYS THEREOFABANMay 14, 13Nov 20, 14[H01L]
2014/0261,614 METHOD OF INSTALLING AND OPERATING A SOLAR MODULE ARRAYABANMar 04, 14Sep 18, 14[G01R]
2014/0261,685 THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE WTIH LARGE GRAIN STRUCTURE AND METHODS OF FORMATIONABANMar 13, 14Sep 18, 14[H01L]
2014/0261,686 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE WITH A ZINC OXIDE LAYER AND METHOD OF FORMATIONABANMar 13, 14Sep 18, 14[H01L]
2014/0261,689 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICEABANMar 14, 14Sep 18, 14[H01L]
2014/0273,407 Formulations And Methods For Surface Cleaning And Passivation of CdTe SubstratesABANMar 14, 14Sep 18, 14[H01L]
2014/0246,083 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND METHOD OF MAKINGABANMar 01, 13Sep 04, 14[H01L]
2014/0238,849 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DOPANT CONCENTRATION IN THIN FILMS FORMED VIA SPUTTERING DEPOSITIONABANFeb 25, 13Aug 28, 14[C23C]
2014/0216,542 SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL SURFACE TREATMENT WITH LASERABANFeb 06, 14Aug 07, 14[H01L]
2014/0216,547 OVERSIZED BACK PANEL FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICESABANFeb 04, 13Aug 07, 14[H01L]

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