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SunPower Patent Grants

Thermal management

Patent Number 9735300 - August 15, 2017

A solar energy receiver can include a heat sink configured to cool or otherwise dissipate heat. The heat sink can include a plurality of fin…

Foil-based metallization of solar cells using removable protection layer

Patent Number 9735308 - August 15, 2017

Approaches for foil-based metallization of solar cells are described. For example, a method of fabricating a solar cell involves placing a…

Circuits and methods for limiting open circuit voltage of photovoltaic strings

Patent Number 9735729 - August 15, 2017

A photovoltaic string may include an open circuit voltage limiter that conducts current in one direction to provide a limiter voltage less…

Flash testing of photovoltaic modules with integrated electronics

Patent Number 9735730 - August 15, 2017

A method for testing a photovoltaic (PV) module having an integrated power converter includes: obtaining a reference output signature of a PV…

Thermal compression bonding approaches for foil-based metallization of solar cells

Patent Number 9722103 - August 1, 2017

Thermal compression bonding approaches for foil-based metallization of solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are described. For example,…

SunPower Patent Applications

Solar Tracker System

Application Number 20170187192 - June 29, 2017

Solar tracker systems having several rows of photovoltaic strings individually actuated by respective tracker control systems, are described.…

ETCHING OF SOLAR CELL MATERIALS

Application Number 20170162728 - June 8, 2017

A solar cell is fabricated by etching one or more of its layers without substantially etching another layer of the solar cell. In one…

AUTOMATED PHOTOVOLTAIC GEOSPATIAL LOCATION

Application Number 20170115119 - April 27, 2017

Location functionality to determine the geospatial location of a PV module is described. This functionality may be performed at the PV module…

PHOTOVOLTAIC MANAGEMENT AND MODULE-LEVEL POWER ELECTRONICS

Application Number 20170104447 - April 13, 2017

A photovoltaic (PV) system includes module-level power electronic (MLPE) devices that produce energy. The PV system includes a gateway to…

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ADAPTABLE TO POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS

Application Number 20170085288 - March 23, 2017

A communication system and method of operating the same that includes, in one embodiment, a transmit filter including a transmit filter…

SunPower Federal Litigation Filings

Morris v. SunPower Corp. et al

California Northern District Court - August 4, 2017

Mirion Technologies (Canberra), Inc. v. Sunpower, Inc.

Ohio Southern District Court - July 31, 2017

Salyers et al v. Badalamente et al There are opinions or orders for this case

California Northern District Court - December 14, 2016

Parabolic Solar Technologies, LLC v. Sunpower Corporation

Delaware District Court - November 2, 2016

Brenner v. Werner et al There are opinions or orders for this case

California Northern District Court - October 17, 2016

SunPower Federal District Court Decisions

SolarCity Corporation v. SunPower Corporation et al

California Northern District Court - May 4, 2017

Order by Hon. Lucy H. Koh Granting 51 Partial Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice.(lhklc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/4/2017)

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - February 23, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE 56 CONTINUING DATE FOR FILING OF CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT AND MODIFYING BRIEFING SCHEDULE. Signed by Judge Richard…

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - January 13, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE 53 (1) ESTABLISHING MASTER CASE FILE; (2) SETTING DATE FOR FILING OF CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE;…

In Re SunPower Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation

California Northern District Court - January 13, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER Regarding Continuance of Case Management Conference. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 1/13/17. (cl, COURT STAFF)…

Patel v. SunPower Corporation et al

California Northern District Court - January 13, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER (1) ESTABLISHING MASTER CASE FILE; (2) SETTING DATE FOR FILING OF CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE; AND (3)…

SunPower State Court Decisions

SunPower Corporation v. United States

United States US Court of International Trade - July 21, 2017

In Re SunPower Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation

California California Northern District Court - December 27, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 12/27/16. (cl, COURT…

Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - November 9, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/9/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on…

Patel v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - October 14, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER granting motion to relate cases 16-04710 RS, 16-04915 WHO, 16-05312 NC, 16-05381 NC. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on…

Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - October 14, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RELATE CASES 16-04710 RS, 16-04915 WHO, 16-05312 NC, 16-05381 NC. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on…

SunPower Federal Appellate Court Decisions

SunPower Corporation v. United States

US Court of International Trade - July 21, 2017

SunPower Corp. v. United States

U.S. Court of International Trade - June 8, 2016

SunPower Corp. v. United States

U.S. Court of International Trade - December 30, 2015