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H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 115249
 
 
 
H02J CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY 5862
 
 
 
H02M APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF 3963
 
 
 
F24J PRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 382
 
 
 
E04D ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS 326
 
 
 
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 1784
 
 
 
F16M FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS1124
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 11436
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 1091
 
 
 
G05F SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES 991

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0065,820 HANDLING OF STACKED SUBSTRATESSep 02, 16Mar 08, 18[B65H]
2018/0062,008 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRICAL CONTACT FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC STRUCTURESAug 23, 16Mar 01, 18[C23C, H01L]
2018/0054,064 SMART MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL FOR ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMSSep 29, 16Feb 22, 18[H01H, H02M, H02J]
2018/0019,349 GRIDLESS PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING A STRING USING THE SAMEJul 13, 16Jan 18, 18[H01L]
2018/0019,703 WIRE CLIP FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESJul 15, 16Jan 18, 18[H02G, H02S]
2018/0006,597 BALLASTED TRACKER DRIVE ASSEMBLYJun 30, 16Jan 04, 18[H02S]
2017/0345,954 COLORED PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESOct 14, 16Nov 30, 17[H01L]
2017/0294,867 SPRING LATCH SADDLE CONNECTOR FOR SOLAR TRACKERApr 06, 16Oct 12, 17[H02S]
2017/0294,869 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE CONNECTOR FOR SOLAR TRACKERApr 06, 16Oct 12, 17[H02S]
2017/0271,536 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A PATTERN ON A PHOTOVOLTAIC STRUCTUREMar 16, 16Sep 21, 17[C23C, H01L]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9923379 Hybrid inverter power control system for PV string, battery, grid and back-up loadsJul 06, 16Mar 20, 18[H02S, G05F, H02J]
9923509 Spring loaded mounting foot for photovoltaic systemsJul 22, 15Mar 20, 18[F16M, F24J, F16B, H02S]
D812457 CouplingApr 29, 15Mar 13, 18[0808]
9911880 Method and apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic arrayAug 07, 13Mar 06, 18[H02S, H01L]
9912285 Solar photovoltaic module clamping systemOct 17, 16Mar 06, 18[F16M, F24J, H02S, H02N, H01L, E04H]
9906188 Photovoltaic mounting systemAug 28, 15Feb 27, 18[F24J, H02S]
9899546 Photovoltaic cells with electrodes adapted to house conductive pasteSep 17, 15Feb 20, 18[B23P, H02S, H01L]
9899554 Method of installing a strain relief apparatus to a solar cellDec 30, 15Feb 20, 18[B23K, B65G, H01L]
9887581 Connectivity in an energy generation networkJul 24, 15Feb 06, 18[H02J]
9878188 Solar panel fire skirtApr 22, 16Jan 30, 18[F24J, A62C, E04B]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0329,443 SOLAR CELL WITH A LOW-RESISTIVITY TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE OXIDE LAYERAbandonedMay 06, 15Nov 10, 16[C23C, H01L]
2016/0047,877 Optical Differential Solar Tracking SystemAbandonedAug 14, 14Feb 18, 16[G01S]
2016/0020,342 SOLAR CELL WITH INTERDIGITATED BACK CONTACTAbandonedJul 17, 15Jan 21, 16[H01L]
2015/0325,738 Solar Photovoltaic Module Clamping SystemAbandonedFeb 03, 15Nov 12, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0234,943 SHADE CALCULATION FOR SOLAR INSTALLATIONAbandonedFeb 14, 14Aug 20, 15[G06T, G01C, G06Q, G06F, G06K]
2015/0217,788 Monorail vehicle apparatus with trucks designed to accommodate movement along curved rail sectionsAbandonedFeb 04, 14Aug 06, 15[B61B, B61F]
2015/0222,221 PIVOT-FIT CONNECTION APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESAbandonedFeb 09, 15Aug 06, 15[H02S]
2015/0222,222 PIVOT-FIT CONNECTION APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESAbandonedFeb 18, 15Aug 06, 15[H02S]
2015/0200,618 Skirt and Other Devices for Photovoltaic ArraysAbandonedAug 07, 13Jul 16, 15[H01L]
2015/0176,127 STACKABLE MULTI-PORT GAS NOZZLESAbandonedMar 03, 15Jun 25, 15[C23C]
2015/0155,820 PIVOT-FIT CONNECTION APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESAbandonedFeb 09, 15Jun 04, 15[H02S]
2015/0040,965 Ground Mount Structure With Mounting Assemblies And Central Quick-Mount RailAbandonedAug 06, 14Feb 12, 15[H01L]
2015/0040,975 HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELL BASED ON EPITAXIAL CRYSTALLINE-SILICON THIN FILM ON METALLURGICAL SILICON SUBSTRATE DESIGNAbandonedOct 27, 14Feb 12, 15[H01L]
2014/0360,558 Pivot Framing System For Dual Glass Photovoltaic ModulesAbandonedJun 09, 14Dec 11, 14[H01L]
2014/0349,441 SOLAR CELL WITH METAL GRID FABRICATED BY ELECTROPLATINGAbandonedAug 07, 14Nov 27, 14[H01L]
2014/0345,674 MOISTURE INGRESS RESISTANT PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULEAbandonedMay 23, 14Nov 27, 14[H01L]
2014/0339,179 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE FRAMEAbandonedAug 05, 14Nov 20, 14[H01L]
2014/0326,838 Apparatus, System, and Method for Photovoltaic-Related Wire ManagementAbandonedFeb 28, 14Nov 06, 14[F16L]
2014/0283,902 BACK JUNCTION SOLAR CELL WITH TUNNEL OXIDEAbandonedMay 06, 14Sep 25, 14[H01L]
2014/0182,662 Method and Apparatus for Forming and Mounting a Photovoltaic ArrayAbandonedAug 07, 13Jul 03, 14[F24J, H01L]

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