SUNPOWER CORPORATION

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H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 360125
 
 
 
H02J CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY 7448
 
 
 
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 5654
 
 
 
F24J PRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 441
 
 
 
E04D ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS 375
 
 
 
G01R MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES 23138
 
 
 
1302 POWER TRANSFORMERS, RECTIFIERS, BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS1518
 
 
 
H05K PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 14137
 
 
 
H02N ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR1318
 
 
 
G05F SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES 1187

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0033,894 METAL-FOIL-ASSISTED FABRICATION OF THIN-SILICON SOLAR CELLOct 02, 17Feb 01, 18[H01L]
2018/0033,902 SHINGLED SOLAR CELLS OVERLAPPING ALONG NON-LINEAR EDGESDec 30, 16Feb 01, 18[H01L]
2018/0005,855 MULTI-AXIS FLATTENING TOOL AND METHODJul 01, 16Jan 04, 18[H01L, B30B]
2018/0006,172 METALLIZATION STRUCTURES FOR SOLAR CELLSJul 01, 16Jan 04, 18[H01L]
2018/0006,463 MICROINVERTER SYSTEMS AND SUBSYSTEMSJun 30, 16Jan 04, 18[H02S, H02J]
2018/0006,464 BACKFEED POWER SUPPLY FOR SOLAR POWER SYSTEMJun 30, 16Jan 04, 18[H02S, H02J]
2018/0006,575 CONVERTER TOPOLOGIES AND CONTROLJun 30, 16Jan 04, 18[H02M]
2018/0006,598 PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL HAVING AN ADHERED SUPPORT FRAMEJun 29, 16Jan 04, 18[H02S, H01L]
2018/0006,599 PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL HAVING A DISTRIBUTED SUPPORT FRAMEJul 01, 16Jan 04, 18[H02S, H01L]
2018/0006,602 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE HAVING AN EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTORJul 01, 16Jan 04, 18[H01R, H02S, H01L]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9882071 Laser techniques for foil-based metallization of solar cellsJul 01, 16Jan 30, 18[H01L]
9882077 Shingled solar cell moduleNov 17, 14Jan 30, 18[H02S, H01L]
9882598 Communication systems adaptable to power line communicationsDec 21, 15Jan 30, 18[H04B]
9876132 Shingled solar cell moduleDec 04, 14Jan 23, 18[H02S, H01L]
9871150 Protective region for metallization of solar cellsJul 01, 16Jan 16, 18[H01L]
9865753 Metallization of solar cells using metal foilsAug 05, 16Jan 09, 18[H01L]
9865759 Solar cell interconnectionJan 19, 17Jan 09, 18[B23K, H02N, H01L]
9866030 Automatic voltage regulation for photovoltaic systemsFeb 18, 16Jan 09, 18[H02M, H02J]
9847438 Reduced contact resistance and improved lifetime of solar cellsMar 14, 14Dec 19, 17[H01L]
9842951 Encapsulants for photovoltaic modulesJun 27, 14Dec 12, 17[H02S, B32B, H01L]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2015/0349,145 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANDec 10, 14Dec 03, 15[H01L]
2015/0349,168 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANNov 07, 14Dec 03, 15[G01R, H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,169 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANNov 12, 14Dec 03, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,171 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANNov 21, 14Dec 03, 15[G01R, H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,172 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANNov 25, 14Dec 03, 15[G01R, H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,193 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANNov 04, 14Dec 03, 15[H01L]
2015/0349,701 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEABANNov 19, 14Dec 03, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0288,328 PREVENTING HARMFUL POLARIZATION OF SOLAR CELLSABANApr 15, 15Oct 08, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0249,426 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE JUNCTION BOXABANFeb 28, 14Sep 03, 15[H02G, H02S, H01L]
2015/0179,834 BARRIER-LESS METAL SEED STACK AND CONTACTABANDec 20, 13Jun 25, 15[H01L]
2015/0155,819 HOLE-THRU-LAMINATE MOUNTING SUPPORTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESABANJan 20, 15Jun 04, 15[F16B, H01L]
2015/0090,328 EPITAXIAL SILICON SOLAR CELLS WITH MOISTURE BARRIERABANSep 27, 13Apr 02, 15[H01L]
2014/0261,632 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORABANMar 13, 13Sep 18, 14[H01L]
2014/0190,555 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORABANMar 12, 14Jul 10, 14[H01L]
2014/0182,660 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORABANMar 04, 14Jul 03, 14[H01L]
2014/0182,661 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE FRAME WITH IMPROVED BONDABILITYABANDec 28, 12Jul 03, 14[H01L]
2014/0179,056 LASER-ABSORBING SEED LAYER FOR SOLAR CELL CONDUCTIVE CONTACTABANDec 21, 12Jun 26, 14[H01L]
2014/0158,192 SEED LAYER FOR SOLAR CELL CONDUCTIVE CONTACTABANDec 06, 12Jun 12, 14[H01L]
2014/0124,014 HIGH EFFICIENCY CONFIGURATION FOR SOLAR CELL STRINGABANMar 13, 13May 08, 14[H01L]
2014/0124,013 HIGH EFFICIENCY CONFIGURATION FOR SOLAR CELL STRINGABANNov 08, 12May 08, 14[H01L]

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