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Number: 257/E31.007
Name: Active solid-state devices (e.g., transistors, solid-state diodes) > Semiconductor devices responsive or sensitive to electromagnetic radiation (e.g., infrared radiation, adapted for conversion of radiation into electrical energy or for control of electrical energy by such radiation processes, or apparatus peculiar to manufacture or treatment of such devices, or of parts thereof) (epo) > Characterized by semiconductor body (epo) > Characterized by semiconductor body material (epo) > Inorganic materials (epo) > In different semiconductor regions (e.g., cu 2 x/cdx heterojunction and x being group vi element) (epo) > Comprising only heterojunction including group i-iii-vi compound (e.g., cds/cuinse 2 heterojunction) (epo)
Description: This subclass is indented under subclass E31.005. This subclass is substantially the same in scope as ECLA classification H01L31/0336C.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8691619 Laminated structure for CIS based solar cell, and integrated structure and manufacturing method for CIS based thin-film solar cell Apr. 8, 2014
8610129 Compound semiconductor image sensor Dec. 17, 2013
8557625 Zinc oxide film method and structure for cigs cell Oct. 15, 2013
8507364 N-type group III nitride-based compound semiconductor and production method therefor Aug. 13, 2013
8466001 Low-cost solution approach to deposit selenium and sulfur for Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 formation Jun. 18, 2013
8455865 Electrically conducting organic polymer/nanoparticle composites and methods for use thereof Jun. 4, 2013
8372684 Method and system for selenization in fabricating CIGS/CIS solar cells Feb. 12, 2013
8344381 Flat display panel, UV sensor and fabrication method thereof Jan. 1, 2013
8318531 Thermal management and method for large scale processing of CIS and/or CIGS based thin films overlying glass substrates Nov. 27, 2012
8188562 Multi-layer N-type stack for cadmium telluride based thin film photovoltaic devices and methods of making May. 29, 2012
8168463 Zinc oxide film method and structure for CIGS cell May. 1, 2012
8110828 Real time process monitoring and control for semiconductor junctions Feb. 7, 2012
8093096 Method of successive high-resistance buffer layer/window layer (transparent conductive film) formation for CIS based thin-film solar cell and apparatus for successive film formation for practi Jan. 10, 2012
8026124 Method for fabricating copper/indium/gallium/selenium solar cell by wet process under non-vacuum condition Sep. 27, 2011
7863074 Patterning electrode materials free from berm structures for thin film photovoltaic cells Jan. 4, 2011
7582506 Precursor containing copper indium and gallium for selenide (sulfide) compound formation Sep. 1, 2009
7535019 Optoelectronic fiber May. 19, 2009
7071496 Electronic device and method for manufacturing the same Jul. 4, 2006
6825409 Method for producing solar cells and thin-film solar cell Nov. 30, 2004
6797874 Layers, coatings or films synthesized using precursor layer exerted pressure containment Sep. 28, 2004
6720239 Synthesis of layers, coatings or films using precursor layer exerted pressure containment Apr. 13, 2004
6566162 Method of producing Cu (In, Ga) (Se, S) 2 semiconductor film May. 20, 2003
6534704 Solar cell Mar. 18, 2003
6518086 Processing approach towards the formation of thin-film Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Feb. 11, 2003
6500733 Synthesis of layers, coatings or films using precursor layer exerted pressure containment Dec. 31, 2002
6486391 Diode structure, especially for thin-film solar cells Nov. 26, 2002
6372538 Fabrication of thin-film, flexible photovoltaic module Apr. 16, 2002
6307148 Compound semiconductor solar cell and production method thereof Oct. 23, 2001
6274805 Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof Aug. 14, 2001
6259016 Solar cell Jul. 10, 2001
6258620 Method of manufacturing CIGS photovoltaic devices Jul. 10, 2001
6188013 Solar cell Feb. 13, 2001
6153895 p-type semiconductor, method for manufacturing the p-type semiconductor, semiconductor device, photovoltaic element, and method for manufacturing semiconductor device Nov. 28, 2000
6127202 Oxide-based method of making compound semiconductor films and making related electronic devices Oct. 3, 2000
6117703 Process and device for producing a CIS-strip solar cell Sep. 12, 2000
6048442 Method for producing thin-film solar cell and equipment for producing the same Apr. 11, 2000
6040521 N-type window layer for a thin film solar cell and method of making Mar. 21, 2000
6023020 Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same Feb. 8, 2000
6020556 Solar cell Feb. 1, 2000
5994163 Method of manufacturing thin-film solar cells Nov. 30, 1999
5985691 Method of making compound semiconductor films and making related electronic devices Nov. 16, 1999
5981868 Thin-film solar cell comprising thin-film light absorbing layer of chalcopyrite multi-element compound semiconductor Nov. 9, 1999
5948176 Cadmium-free junction fabrication process for CuInSe.sub.2 thin film solar cells Sep. 7, 1999
5871630 Preparation of copper-indium-gallium-diselenide precursor films by electrodeposition for fabricating high efficiency solar cells Feb. 16, 1999
5866471 Method of forming semiconductor thin film and method of fabricating solar cell Feb. 2, 1999
5858121 Thin film solar cell and method for manufacturing the same Jan. 12, 1999
5804054 Preparation of copper indium gallium diselenide films for solar cells Sep. 8, 1998
5779877 Recycling of CIS photovoltaic waste Jul. 14, 1998
5730852 Preparation of cuxinygazsen (X=0-2, Y=0-2, Z=0-2, N=0-3) precursor films by electrodeposition for fabricating high efficiency solar cells Mar. 24, 1998
5728231 Precursor for semiconductor thin films and method for producing semiconductor thin films Mar. 17, 1998

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