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Number: 257/E27.124
Name: Active solid-state devices (e.g., transistors, solid-state diodes) > Device consisting of a plurality of semiconductor or other solid state components formed in or on a common substrate, e.g., integrated circuit device (epo) > Including active semiconductor component sensitive to infrared radiation, light, or electromagnetic radiation of a shorter wavelength (epo) > Energy conversion device (epo) > In a repetitive configuration, e.g. planar multi-junction solar cells (epo)
Description: This subclass is indented under subclass E27.123. This subclass is substantially the same in scope as ECLA classification H01L27/142R.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
257/E27.126 Including multiple vertical junction or v-groove junction solar cells formed in a semiconductor substrate (epo) 44
257/E27.125 Including only thin film solar cells deposited on a substrate (epo) 285

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8703520 Printing plate and method for manufacturing solar cell element using the printing plate Apr. 22, 2014
8691694 Solderless back contact solar cell module assembly process Apr. 8, 2014
8552519 Semiconductor module for power generation or light emission Oct. 8, 2013
8519435 Flexible photovoltaic cells having a polyimide material layer and method of producing same Aug. 27, 2013
8513104 Methods of forming a floating junction on a solar cell with a particle masking layer Aug. 20, 2013
8440492 Assembly techniques for solar cell arrays and solar cells formed therefrom May. 14, 2013
8420517 Methods of forming a multi-doped junction with silicon-containing particles Apr. 16, 2013
8410355 Thin film photoelectric conversion device having a stacked transparent oxide and carbon intermediate layer Apr. 2, 2013
8409898 Assembly system for photovoltaic packages Apr. 2, 2013
8394650 Solar cell interconnection, module and panel method Mar. 12, 2013
8361827 Assembly techniques for solar cell arrays and solar cells formed therefrom Jan. 29, 2013
8349623 Method and apparatus for manufacturing thin film photoelectric conversion module Jan. 8, 2013
8338215 Solar cell module and method for manufacturing the same Dec. 25, 2012
8334161 Method of fabricating a solar cell with a tunnel dielectric layer Dec. 18, 2012
8329495 Method of forming photovoltaic modules Dec. 11, 2012
8252620 Process for impregnating photosensitizing dye onto conductive substrate of photoanode of a solar cell Aug. 28, 2012
8241945 Solar cells and methods of fabrication thereof Aug. 14, 2012
8222129 Method for manufacturing solar cell Jul. 17, 2012
8217403 Electronic device Jul. 10, 2012
8187907 Solder structures for fabrication of inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cells May. 29, 2012
8148796 Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof Apr. 3, 2012
8129822 Template for three-dimensional thin-film solar cell manufacturing and methods of use Mar. 6, 2012
8119438 Method of manufacturing solar cell Feb. 21, 2012
8120132 Holey electrode grids for photovoltaic cells with subwavelength and superwavelength feature sizes Feb. 21, 2012
8053343 Method for forming selective emitter of solar cell and diffusion apparatus for forming the same Nov. 8, 2011
8048706 Ablative scribing of solar cell structures Nov. 1, 2011
8034654 Method for forming a GexSi1-x buffer layer of solar-energy battery on a silicon wafer Oct. 11, 2011
7994032 Method of making deep junction for electrical crosstalk reduction of an image sensor Aug. 9, 2011
7936019 Nano and MEMS power sources and methods thereof May. 3, 2011
7932184 Method of manufacturing solar cell module and solar cell module thus manufactured Apr. 26, 2011
7932404 2,2-bipyridine ligand, sensitizing dye and dye sensitized solar cell Apr. 26, 2011
7888160 Process of manufacturing solar cell Feb. 15, 2011
7763917 Photovoltaic devices with silicon dioxide encapsulation layer and method to make same Jul. 27, 2010
7709288 Method for manufacturing multi-junction solar cell May. 4, 2010
7659542 Silicon plate, producing method thereof, and solar cell Feb. 9, 2010
7141834 Method of using a germanium layer transfer to Si for photovoltaic applications and heterostructure made thereby Nov. 28, 2006
7135350 Use of doped silicon dioxide in the fabrication of solar cells Nov. 14, 2006
6690041 Monolithically integrated diodes in thin-film photovoltaic devices Feb. 10, 2004
6500731 Process for producing semiconductor device module Dec. 31, 2002
6472254 Integrated photovoltaic switch with integrated power device including etching backside of substrate Oct. 29, 2002
6243243 Solar array with ESD protection Jun. 5, 2001
5973257 Reflector layer for the well surface of a photovoltaic generator Oct. 26, 1999
5897715 Interdigitated photovoltaic power conversion device Apr. 27, 1999
5716459 Monolithically integrated solar cell microarray and fabrication method Feb. 10, 1998
5549762 Photovoltaic generator with dielectric isolation and bonded, insulated wafer layers Aug. 27, 1996
5482568 Micro mirror photovoltaic cells Jan. 9, 1996
5391236 Photovoltaic microarray structure and fabrication method Feb. 21, 1995
5342451 Semiconductor optical power receiver Aug. 30, 1994
5330918 Method of forming a high voltage silicon-on-sapphire photocell array Jul. 19, 1994
5322572 Monolithic tandem solar cell Jun. 21, 1994

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