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Number: 438/57
Name: Semiconductor device manufacturing: process > Making device or circuit responsive to nonelectrical signal > Responsive to electromagnetic radiation
Description: Process for making a device or circuit responsive to ultraviolet, visible, or infrared light, x-rays, or gamma rays.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
438/96 Amorphous semiconductor 627
438/91 Avalanche diode 107
438/93 Compound semiconductor 329
438/98 Contact formation (i.e., metallization) 889
438/61 Continuous processing 98
438/88 Direct application of electric current 69
438/83 Forming point contact 52
438/89 Fusion or solidification of semiconductor region 102
438/58 Gettering of substrate 127
438/87 Graded composition 147
438/59 Having diverse electrical device 398
438/85 Having metal oxide or copper sulfide compound semiconductive component 234
438/82 Having organic semiconductor component 506
438/84 Having selenium or tellurium elemental semiconductor component 109
438/69 Including integrally formed optical element (e.g., reflective layer, luminescent layer, etc.) 725
438/90 Including storage of electrical charge in substrate 38
438/73 Making electromagnetic responsive array 667
438/64 Packaging (e.g., with mounting, encapsulating, etc.) or treatment of packaged semiconductor 704
438/63 Particulate semiconductor component 189
438/97 Polycrystalline semiconductor 423
438/92 Schottky barrier junction 162
438/68 Substrate dicing 348

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8709854 Backside structure and methods for BSI image sensors Apr. 29, 2014
8709852 Image sensor with improved color crosstalk Apr. 29, 2014
8709851 Method of fabricating a solar cell with a tunnel dielectric layer Apr. 29, 2014
8704334 Semiconductor device, method of manufacturing the same, and signal transmitting/receiving method using the semiconductor device Apr. 22, 2014
8704282 Method for forming a back-side illuminated image sensor Apr. 22, 2014
8703528 Method for forming a back-side illuminated image sensor with a junction insulation Apr. 22, 2014
8703525 Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof Apr. 22, 2014
8703522 Methods of forming a stratified photodiode for high resolution CMOS image sensor implemented with STI technology Apr. 22, 2014
8691694 Solderless back contact solar cell module assembly process Apr. 8, 2014
8691618 Metal species surface treatment of thin film photovoltaic cell and manufacturing method Apr. 8, 2014
8691613 Method for manufacturing photoelectric conversion device Apr. 8, 2014
8685780 Method for manufacturing flexible organic thin film solar cell by ion beam treatment and solar cell manufactured by the same Apr. 1, 2014
8685779 Group VA-doped solution-processed metal chalcogenides Apr. 1, 2014
8679888 Arrays of ultrathin silicon solar microcells Mar. 25, 2014
8679868 Bifacial solar cell using ion implantation Mar. 25, 2014
8677929 Method and apparatus for masking solar cell substrates for deposition Mar. 25, 2014
8674469 Isolation structure for backside illuminated image sensor Mar. 18, 2014
8673679 Enhanced vision system for screen printing pattern alignment Mar. 18, 2014
8673677 Method for producing group III nitride semiconductor light emitting element Mar. 18, 2014
8673673 Trench process and structure for backside contact solar cells with polysilicon doped regions Mar. 18, 2014
8673672 Method for making Cu2-xSe nanoparticles and method for making deposited Cu2-xSe thin film by electrophoresis Mar. 18, 2014
8673399 Bandgap-shifted semiconductor surface and method for making same, and apparatus for using same Mar. 18, 2014
8669599 Unit pixel of image sensor and photo detector thereof Mar. 11, 2014
8669598 Unit pixel of image sensor and photo detector thereof Mar. 11, 2014
8669466 Grid-line-free contact for a photovoltaic cell Mar. 11, 2014
8669464 Thermophotovoltaic system Mar. 11, 2014
8669461 Ultra-high efficiency multi-junction solar cells using polychromatic diffractive concentrators Mar. 11, 2014
8669132 Separation type unit pixel of 3-dimensional image sensor and manufacturing method thereof Mar. 11, 2014
8664734 Hole-based ultra-deep photodiode in a CMOS image sensor and a process thereof Mar. 4, 2014
8664525 Germanium solar cell and method for the production thereof Mar. 4, 2014
8664518 Organic photoelectric conversion element and producing method of the same Mar. 4, 2014
8664516 Structure and method of solar cell efficiency improvement by strain technology Mar. 4, 2014
8659053 Semiconductor light detecting element Feb. 25, 2014
8658454 Method of fabricating a solar cell Feb. 25, 2014
8652869 Method for roughening substrate surface and method for manufacturing photovoltaic device Feb. 18, 2014
8652864 Solid-state image pickup device and method for producing the same Feb. 18, 2014
8647912 Solar cell and method for manufacturing solar cell Feb. 11, 2014
8647911 Backside contact solar cell with formed polysilicon doped regions Feb. 11, 2014
8647910 Masking pastes and processes for manufacturing a partially transparent thin-film photovoltaic panel Feb. 11, 2014
8642455 High-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from nanoflake particles Feb. 4, 2014
8637948 Photovoltaic device Jan. 28, 2014
8637759 Notch filter for triple junction solar cells Jan. 28, 2014
8637340 Patterning of silicon oxide layers using pulsed laser ablation Jan. 28, 2014
8633378 Method of setting conditions for film deposition, photovoltaic device, and production process, production apparatus and test method for same Jan. 21, 2014
8633373 Sub-micrometer gap thermophotovoltaic structure (MTPV) and fabrication method therefor Jan. 21, 2014
8633051 Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing semiconductor device Jan. 21, 2014
8633050 Solar cell, and method of manufacturing the same Jan. 21, 2014
8629347 Photovoltaic cells based on nanoscale structures Jan. 14, 2014
8628993 Method for using laser ablation process for forming solar cell components Jan. 14, 2014
8628992 Methods to pattern diffusion layers in solar cells and solar cells made by such methods Jan. 14, 2014

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