Solyndra Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 1 -- Solyndra, Fremont, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,383,929) developed by Erel Milshtein, Cupertino, Calif., and Benyamin Buller, Sylvania, Ohio, for "elongated photovoltaic devices, methods of making same, and systems for making same."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Under one aspect, a nonplanar photovoltaic module having a length includes: (a) an elongated nonplanar substrate; and (b) a plurality of solar cells disposed on the elongated nonplanar substrate, wherein each solar cell in the plurality of solar cells is defined by (i) a plurality of grooves around the nonplanar photovoltaic module and (ii) a groove along the length of the photovoltaic module. In some embodiments, each groove of the plurality of grooves about the photovoltaic module, independently, has a repeating pattern, a non-repeating pattern, or is helical. In some embodiments, the module further includes a patterned conductor providing serial electrical communication between adjacent solar cells. In some embodiments, portions of the patterned conductor providing serial electrical communication between adjacent solar cells are within a groove of the plurality of grooves about the photovoltaic module."
The patent application was filed on July 14, 2009 (12/502,978). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,83,929.PN.&OS=PN/83,83,929&RS=PN/83,83,929
Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.
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