SUNPOWER CORPORATION

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H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 366125
 
 
 
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 5549
 
 
 
F24J PRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 471
 
 
 
E04D ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS 375
 
 
 
G01R MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES 23136
 
 
 
1302 POWER TRANSFORMERS, RECTIFIERS, BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS1520
 
 
 
H05K PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 14142
 
 
 
H02N ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR1318
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 11436

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0073,773 SUN TRACKING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION SYSTEM WITH TORSION LOCKSep 09, 16Mar 15, 18[F24J, H02S]
2018/0062,559 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLIESAug 31, 16Mar 01, 18[F16B, H02S, H01L]
2018/0062,561 END CLAMP FOR MOUNTING SOLAR MODULE TO RAILNov 06, 17Mar 01, 18[B25B, H02S]
2018/0062,563 TORQUE TUBE COUPLERSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[H02S, F16D]
2018/0062,564 SOLAR-TRACKING SYSTEM DRIVE HAVING AN OFFSET GEARSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[H02S, F16H]
2018/0062,565 PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM BEARING ASSEMBLYSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[F16M, H02S]
2018/0062,566 MULTI-DRIVE SOLAR-TRACKING PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[H02S]
2018/0062,567 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY HAVING A RETAINERSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[F16M, H02S]
2018/0062,568 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE CLIPSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[F16B, H02S]
2018/0062,569 PHOTOVOLTIAC MODULE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY HAVING A PIN CONSTRAINTSep 01, 16Mar 01, 18[F16B, H02S]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9920957 Drive with integrated inclination sensorMay 27, 16Mar 20, 18[F24J, H02S]
9923374 Photovoltaic systems with local maximum power point tracking prevention and methods for operating sameJun 14, 16Mar 20, 18[H02S, H02J]
9923488 Soft switching technique for a grid-tied inverterMar 25, 16Mar 20, 18[H02M, H02J]
9911874 Alignment free solar cell metallizationMay 30, 14Mar 06, 18[H01L]
9911882 Passive flow acceleratorJun 24, 10Mar 06, 18[F24J, F28F, H02S, H01L]
9912161 Control techniques for photovoltaic power plantsMay 20, 16Mar 06, 18[H02M, H02J]
9912290 High current burn-in of solar cellsSep 26, 12Mar 06, 18[H02S, H01L]
9903618 Integrated renewable energy and asset systemOct 30, 14Feb 27, 18[F24J, F03D, F28D, B60L, H02S, F24D, E04H]
9906036 Alternative source module array characterizationMay 22, 15Feb 27, 18[G08C, H02M, H02J]
9897346 Opposing row linear concentrator architectureAug 03, 10Feb 20, 18[F24J, H02S, H01L]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0126,383 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE WITH IMPROVED BONDINGAbandonedOct 27, 15May 05, 16[H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,145 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedDec 10, 14Dec 03, 15[H01L]
2015/0349,162 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedDec 30, 14Dec 03, 15[H01L]
2015/0349,168 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedNov 07, 14Dec 03, 15[G01R, H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,169 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedNov 12, 14Dec 03, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,171 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedNov 21, 14Dec 03, 15[G01R, H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,172 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedNov 25, 14Dec 03, 15[G01R, H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,176 HIGH VOLTAGE SOLAR PANELAbandonedMay 26, 15Dec 03, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0349,193 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedNov 04, 14Dec 03, 15[H01L]
2015/0349,701 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULEAbandonedNov 19, 14Dec 03, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0288,328 PREVENTING HARMFUL POLARIZATION OF SOLAR CELLSAbandonedApr 15, 15Oct 08, 15[H02S, H01L]
2015/0249,426 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE JUNCTION BOXAbandonedFeb 28, 14Sep 03, 15[H02G, H02S, H01L]
2015/0179,834 BARRIER-LESS METAL SEED STACK AND CONTACTAbandonedDec 20, 13Jun 25, 15[H01L]
2015/0155,819 HOLE-THRU-LAMINATE MOUNTING SUPPORTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULESAbandonedJan 20, 15Jun 04, 15[F16B, H01L]
2015/0090,328 EPITAXIAL SILICON SOLAR CELLS WITH MOISTURE BARRIERAbandonedSep 27, 13Apr 02, 15[H01L]
2014/0261,632 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORAbandonedMar 13, 13Sep 18, 14[H01L]
2014/0190,555 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORAbandonedMar 12, 14Jul 10, 14[H01L]
2014/0182,660 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORAbandonedMar 04, 14Jul 03, 14[H01L]
2014/0182,661 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE FRAME WITH IMPROVED BONDABILITYAbandonedDec 28, 12Jul 03, 14[H01L]
2014/0179,056 LASER-ABSORBING SEED LAYER FOR SOLAR CELL CONDUCTIVE CONTACTAbandonedDec 21, 12Jun 26, 14[H01L]

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